School holidays | Baking Gingerbread with Rose

School holidays | Baking Gingerbread with Rose

Ours didn't quite turn out like the ones in the picture below, but for the first time I can say I enjoyed cooking with my offspring.  There were no eggshells in the batter or flour on the floor, and she read the recipe herself....

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Baby Leo

Baby Leo

Baby Leo - aka Leo David Grundy, born on the 19th May 2017, some time after 11 o'clock in the morning, weighing 2910g or 6lb 7oz. Currently learning to put up with constant adoration and cuddles from Lewis, unintended (I...

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Tilda Circus | The ‘Spin’ Quilt

Tilda Circus | The ‘Spin’ Quilt

It's always a pleasure to be able to work with a new fabric collection before it's released.  I find it to be a very inspiring exercise, and particularly so with Tilda's latest collection, 'Circus'.  There are so many things...

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Wife-made Bumblebee Wings!

Wife-made Bumblebee Wings!

How it can possibly be the middle of February and I haven't been back here to let you know about my latest pattern add-on is beyond me.  And that I'm already 25 weeks through my fourth pregnancy completely evades comprehension....

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A House for a Mouse

A House for a Mouse

Let me tell you a sordid tale of forgetfulness and morning sickness and lack of sleep. I've been holding a mouse hostage. I feel terrible for her, poor little Mousey Maileg.  And for her owners.  It was an accident, I promise!...

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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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