Work in progress

Work in progress

Here's my latest work in progress.  A quilt! The Japanese floral will be the backing, with a two-tone herringbone front. As I don't have a long-arm sewing machine, I'm going to have to hand-quilt this one. Eeek. That's a...

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Lovely lavender

Lovely lavender

My house smells DIVINE at the moment.  I used to think these were so 'granny'.  Lavender sachets?  Ugh!  Once upon a time I wouldn't have been caught dead with these in my drawers.  And maybe they still are, and maybe I'm...

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The girls

The girls

Meet the girls.  They're a fun bunch.  Down to earth.  Ready for action.  They enjoy their food too (note the lack of waistlines). They're not perfect; but if you can look past their pigeon toes and stubby fingers their little...

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Long awaited long johns

Long awaited long johns

Well, hello there!  Remember me?  Been a while hey.  There is a reason I haven't posted about the new baby (yep, that's the Rosebud and Bubba-Lewey - isn't he gorgeous??), or about any of the sugar-free, gluten-free and...

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The List

Yikes!  It's been a little while since I've blogged.  Such a little while, in fact, that I've decided to make a list.  Yep, it has come to that for me.  I have finally arrived at Destination Desperation.  You may know it.  It's...

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At ease with an ocean breeze…

At ease with an ocean breeze…

I don't know about you, but for me, packing for a few days away is nearly as bad as packing for a 7 week overseas holiday.  No matter how organised I try to be I am always running around at the last minute like a headless...

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Play-D’oh!

Play-D’oh!

For someone with a Greek heritage who grew up living and breathing food and cooking, it never ceases to amaze me how easy I find it to mess up even the simplest recipes, like playdough. Granted, this recipe isn’t meant to be...

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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!