A new pincushion {Feeling Sentimental}

A new pincushion {Feeling Sentimental}

My Dad passed away on the 22nd of January.  So, as you might expect, life is pretty sad at the moment.  I just returned from my home town of Emerald, where I spent a week with my Mum after the memorial service.  It's times like...

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And so this is Christmas!

And so this is Christmas!

What a joy Christmas has been this year!  So much fun with little ones in the house.  As per usual, I was awake with the Rosebud quite early, and it felt like a lifetime before Bubby Boy finally woke up.  I really had to stop...

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Sugar-free Pancakes

Sugar-free Pancakes

I try to eat sugar-free as much as possible.  I know there's a lot of speculation about whether sugar is really as bad as some make out, and I've read a lot of books about the possible effect of high sugar consumption on the...

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Sugar free pear & hazelnut muffins

Sugar free pear & hazelnut muffins

I'll never be able to tell my kids not to play with their food.  It's just so much fun to come up with peary, hazelnutty yumminess such as these little muffins!  Which are, of course, sugar free. Pear and Hazelnut Muffins 2 cups...

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Jam Drops {Healthy style}

Jam Drops {Healthy style}

 If you're a health nut, then in all your getting, get this recipe.  If you're not a health nut, you still need to get this recipe.  These little bikkies are delicious.  I've tried enough healthy recipes to know that healthy...

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In season

In season

I love strawberry season.  There's nothing more delicious than biting into a juicy, sweet strawberry.  And they are such pretty looking plants too, with their sweet little flowers and dangling runners.  So it was inevitable that...

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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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