Saturday, October 18, 2014

New Hobby - Watercolour Greeting Cards

I have missed writing this past week and I have missed hearing from everyone, too.  It's been a busy week here at Lilly My Cat.  My little grandson spent the better part of the week at our home and I've forgotten how much energy it takes to have a child!  I guess I'm getting old. Our day started at 6:30AM and this is how it went:

1.  Eat breakfast
2.  Get dressed for school
3.  Drive him to school (15 minute drive)
4.  Take him to the school inside and sign him in (back in my day, the child was left at the curb and walked in by himself)
5.  Drive home (15 minute drive)
6.  Pick him back up at school (go inside the school and sign him out - this part I totally agree with given today's problems)
7.  Come home and fix lunch
8.  Nap time?  I don't think so.....
9.  Have fun doing all the things that you can do at Grandma and Grandpa's
10.Eat dinner
11.Go to Sleep (storytime first)

I finally have gotten the routine after these four days.  I was the oldest person at the school drop off.  There were some young Moms with more than one child to look after!   I've come to the conclusion that when you are 60 years old, you run out of energy.  But, in all respect, it was so much fun to have my little grandson stay with us and he was so well behaved.  I look forward to many more visits with him at Grandma and Grandpa's house.

I last wrote about my discovery of watercolor pencils.  I've had so much fun experimenting with them.  This past week my daughter gave me some beautiful card stock and little sticky corners so I could make some one of a kind cards with my watercolor pictures.  I will share with you some of them:

Can you see the little black corners?  Years ago this is what they used in photo albums.  Now they come like stickers and they are so easy to apply.
I think this little watercolor is my favorite....
I like the way the colors dried on the card on the left..

And the wintery snowdrop card.
My little grandson and I did a craft project coloring glass ornaments.  He gave them to his teachers at school.  I had fun painting little gift tags for the packages...

So, as you can see, I've had a busy but fun filled week.  My needle arts are not getting all the attention but I'm still working on my Coast Ripple Blanket.

I hope wherever you are that you are well and safe.  Please say "hello" in the comment section if you have time.  I'd love to hear from you.


P.S.  Oops, almost forgot, please visit my friends over at Handmade Harbour.


  1. What a fab time with your little grandson. I don't have grand children yet, but I can't wait. The water colour pencils look amazing.


  2. Your cards are really pretty, i love the display corners, i think my fav is the foxgloves, such a beautiful colour.

    It sounds like your little grandson had a great time at grandma and grandpa's house! :)

  3. Your watercolour cards are amazing, and I love the little display corners - they make a perfect frame for the edge of the pictures. As you know I love crafting with my little one, they always have such great ideas.

  4. Wow what a busy week you've had! Very it was lovely to have a little you time after thought! Your paintings are really lovely! Xx

  5. What a busy week. My favourite is the foxgloves too.

  6. Sounds really hectic. Your cards are really beautifiul, I particularly like the Snowdrop one. Hope you have a good week.

  7. Lovely delicate watercolour pictures and they make such pretty cards :)

  8. I love your cards they look very pretty. Anita

  9. You sent me your favorite card?! The gift tags are another lovely idea.


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