Crafting With Wine

The one thing I really love about my kids starting school is the fact that I get to meet other moms with similar aged children.

Moving to a new country is tough enough just from a pure logistics point of view… Add the challenge of trying to find new friends (for you and your kids) to the mix, and you suddenly have an exponentially more complex situation. My eldest was in kindergarten this year, and I was fortunate enough to meet some really awesome ladies.Β So when one of the moms suggested we get together and do some crafting – with a little wine on the side – BOOM! Perfect combo… I thought… Why not? It’ll be fun, right? Oh yes it was!

Now let me take a slight detour at this point… Every day I seem to learn more and more about the peculiar cultural habits here in America (admittedly, most of these are probably more localized to the Mid-West, but we’ll call it America for now). One of these is that Americans are incredibly festive about the different seasons. And this is celebrated in many ways; for example: by hanging wreaths on the front door of your home that are uniquely “Summer” or “Fall”, etc…

So, for our “Mommy” get together, we planned on making a Sunflower wreath.

We arrived at Lindsay’s house and were immediately welcomed by a gracious hostess and a decadent table of snacks and drinks.

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Put a bunch of moms in the same room, with snacks and wine, and all we have to do is chat… It’s fantastic!

We sat down to an array of craft materials. And began to make our Sunflower Wreath!


It was so simple and easy to make, and you can imagine the chitter-chatter that went on while we worked on our creations.


Ready for our fall/autumn season.


It was lovely being able to create something that represents a big part of the culture we now live in. But, for me, the joy of meeting and getting to know some of the moms we see on a day-to-day basis was most definitely the best part of the evening.

It’s so important to get to know the families of the children that our kids spend so much time with. Who knows, these friendships between both the kids and the moms could last for a very long time! And our Crafting with Wine evenings may become a regular occurrence!

I think I’m ready for Fall… πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to get out the pumpkins, pick some apples, drink apple cider, and hang up my Sunflower wreath!















With Love

One Messy Mama



26 Comments on “Crafting With Wine”

  1. Sounds like a great evenings! Can’t go wrong with a bit of wine and crafting. You’re right, it’s really important to make the effort to get to know the families of our children’s friends! Great sunflower reef! x

  2. I like the sound of that kind of meet. Crafting, wine snacks and girly chats. Sounds great. Your sunflower is lovely too. I hope you enjoy lots more wine and crafts meets.
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  3. Sounds like a wonderful group of friends you have found – it must be really hard moving to a new country and settling in with kids to look after too. I love the sunflower wreath, it’s so cheerful and very impressed with how you made it! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday xx
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  4. I’m so glad you are getting together with other mums and bonding over crafts and wine! It’s great when you can connect over something like this when you’ve moved to a new place. Really effective wreath, too. I’ve never seen a sunflower wreath before. I love crafts, chatting with other mums and wine so this would have been a lovely day to be part of. #KCACOLS
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    1. Haha… It wasn’t meant to be πŸ˜‚.. It showed up normal in my posts.. Oh dear. I will have to go look. Thanks for the heads up

  5. Sounds like you had fun. Craft and wine and snacks, why not? Great way to bond and make new friends. The wreath look lovely. I didn’t realise that Americans and wreaths to celebrate the seasons. Thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink

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