Scrappy Sugar Loaf Block Cushion

Scrappy Sugar Loaf Block Cushion

I've really begun to appreciate a scrappy creation.  Perhaps it's the burden of a home loan that's pushing me to become more thrifty - more and more I'm searching for ways to use what I have, grow it or make it from scratch.  I...

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Sugar-free Apple Crumble

Sugar-free Apple Crumble

Truth be told I'm a simple girl with simple tastes.  You can keep your French macarons and fancy foams and fluff.  I'm happiest with my chocolate self-saucing pud and dollop of cream.  And I can't say no to a fruit dessert -...

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Winter flus and a visit to The Farm

Winter flus and a visit to The Farm

We've had about a month of illness in our family.  A whole month of wiping snotty noses, dealing out doses of Panadol (and secretly hoping that it will encourage less waking and more sleeping), and very little sewing or anything...

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Yours truly

Yours truly

It's Mother's Day tomorrow.  I always find it's a strange day.  One where I prompt the husband to make sure he's organised.  For the sake of the kids.  Of course 😉  Which makes it feel very contrived and like I'm big-noting...

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There’s always time for Wings

There’s always time for Wings

Something about having a baby gets my creative juices flowing.  As I was putting Ezra to bed tonight I realised the same thing happened after Lewis was born. Ideas.  Lots and lots of ideas. Maybe it's to do with all the time I...

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About those Butterfly Wings…

About those Butterfly Wings…

I am so pleased/excited/a little bit nervous to announce that the Wife-made Butterfly Wings pattern is now available!  Waaaahoooo! It has been such an exciting time working on this little project of mine and I am so glad it has...

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Life is grand in Babyland!

Life is grand in Babyland!

Those of you who follow me on Instagram and Facebook will already know that this little fella joined our family almost three months ago. Ezra Mac is a much loved member of our family, and as is always the way, it is hard to...

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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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