Playdough

Playdough

Mondays aren't manic in our household.  They're a day for rest and recuperation after what is often a busy weekend.  We don't usually go out on a Monday.  I prefer to stay at home, do a few odd jobs here and there, and just ease...

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A sweet little itch to scratch

A sweet little itch to scratch

I've been seeing some sweet little baby bonnets popping up in my Instagram and Facebook feed of late.  And, needless to say, it created an itch that I just needed to scratch. Pattern Cred: Apricot Baby Bonnet by crochetlatte

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Old dog, new dog

Old dog, new dog

I've had this pillow sitting on the chair in our dining room in the first photo, waiting to find the time to photograph it.  Rosie has walked past many times asking, "Mummy, dat my pillow?" and "We put it on my bed please?"....

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The “Spring is Sprung” Dress

The “Spring is Sprung” Dress

Making clothes for my little ones is one of my favourite things. Mostly, I do it because its the best feeling ever to see your loved ones running around in things you've made them.  And when they say "Is dat por me, Mummy?" with...

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The “Heidi” Apron Skirt

The “Heidi” Apron Skirt

Sometimes, when I see a beautiful vintage linen in an op shop, just sitting in a pile of other run-of-the-mill, ordinary linens I just can't help myself. Ok.  I'll stop myself right there.  Let's be honest.  I mean, you guys are...

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A rainbow of capelets

A rainbow of capelets

Just in case you were thinking I do nothing all day (you know, apart from looking after two kids, and attempting to keep a house dwell-able), I thought it was about time I showed you something very sweet I've been working on......

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Xanthe of Wife-made

Hello! I’m Xanthe…

Here at Wife-made you will find contemporary quilt and sewing patterns designed by me and inspired by mid-century modern design and the nostalgia of  traditional handcrafts.  Have I inspired your creative journey?  Let me know in the comments!  

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