True confessions & a feral guide to craftiness...

I definitely need to confess something to you guys, but lets just say for now that involves me being cleared by a doctor to drive solo across Montana,  St. Patricks Day and a dance hall, different sorts of green liquid, you lowering your standards about me, and these two ~

Ahem.  Sometimes discretion really is advised...

So until I confess up shall we move on to...

We are done with that. 
Believe you me we are soo done with that.


 lets move on to ~ MORE WEDDING STUFF ~ yay!


When shopping with the Bride to be (the one with the side eye cheeky grin up above) in Missoula, we found this really cool gift wrap paper that had her colors and feathers on it for $2.99 at TJ Maxx - we both went "OOOOooo." But then we looked at each other and wondered, "what to do with it?"

I bought it anyway. Im like that at times.

Okay, all the time. 
I even bought the two rolls of all they had because for $2.99 I can afford those kind of costly mistakes. But this time it wasnt a mistake!! No!!! It wasnt!!!
we did gooood!!

Because when her wedding invites finally came in, 
I decided I was going to cut out and make 150 wedding envelope liners to go with them!
At Midnight!

Yes, i know, Me!

Me, the one who uses good scissors to cut out wedding stuff then forgets that I just used them to cut out burrs on Dexterdog, to cut a wire that was poking out of the truck seat ( im still  not sure what it was for) and then of course what all people use the good scissors for but to snip off the growing green poky things on those onions I  forgot about in the pantry. Oh, and add in the cutting of that fringe on the rug I keep cursing and tripping on.

Really, theres no such thing as good scissors in my house.
 Scissors are never the same after Im done with them.
I buy scissors in bulk.

I digress.

Lets get back to feral craftiness!

So after I washed the scissors thoroughly, I made a liner template of the envelope that the Invites were going into. I took an envelope that I had accidentally return address-stamped upside down (dont ask) and I then cut off the sticky strip on top of the envelope, tapered it to follow the sides, and cut it just a little bit shorter then the envelope itself. I then looked for thick piece of cardboard to glue the liner template on, but because I got sidetracked and got hungry and made myself a braunschweiger-on- ritzcrackers pile and grabbed a bottle of water then smelled something funny and it wasnt the liver sausage so I  cleaned out the cat box but then saw that the laundry hadnt been sorted but as I was sorting I then saw this shiny clear piece of hard plastic on a paper package in the to-burn pile for tomorrow that would be perfect to stick the liner template on...I did wash my hands inbetween if thats what you were thinking...

Anyhow it worked perfectly! I flipped the gift wrap paper over, traced the outline of the liner template numerous time (lets count to 150!) and then used the good clean scissors to cut them out!

Tomez still wouldnt budge out of the sink during all of this.
I had to use the laundry sink to wash my hands.
Lazy cat.


Anyway, here comes my favorite part ~ I got me a dotto sticky dispenser! It has to be the most entertaining piece of crafty fun after 12 midnight for someone like me ~ especially when you try put in a new refill! 
I became a human Lint  Roller!! 
My fingers made me become spideywoman!
I  looked like one of those little green frogs that wanders in and hides under the frig 
and when you finally get him out he's covered with dusty bunnies and you have to rinse him off!

It is so worth every penny for the entertainment alone. 

SO after I washed my hands twice, maybe three times,  I inserted the cut-out liner into the envelope, dotto'ed my way across the inside flap near the top of the envelope... 

And counted only 148 more to go!

What fun!

Wait until you see the finished Wedding Invite~

its so worth all this hand-washing...





  1. What a perfectly sensible thing to do with 2.99 peacock wrapping paper. Shiny too!
    Tomez has cool eyes. They go perfectly with his cool 'tude.

  2. Oh My clever clever Feral woman you inspire me these are beautiful.
    I love the look.
    Good girls gone bad is OK. I am glad you had fun. That is what life is all about happy and loving family.
    Still in the sink eh!!
    No I have not left yet. LOL. soon very soon. Keep going you are doing great. YEAH. Still funny too. B

  3. I didn't understand a word you said!! but I love the finished product!

  4. You crafty chick!!!! Beautiful!

  5. Stunning! What a great find and sooooo crafty!
    Yeah... the human lint roller - I can just picture it! glad you got out and had a little fun!

  6. you are too cute. and i won't ask about the green beverage.

  7. What a great idea! I would never have thought of that!

  8. Green, huh??

    Now, as for that chain of consciousness you had going on there. I thought I was the only person who could claim one like that. :) Those invites look gorgeous.

  9. wow...that's a fabulous idea!!!!

  10. How cool is that!! .....I buy scissors in bulk here too. (Loved the post...I laughed the whole while!)

  11. First of all, congrats on being cleared to drive. You are one creative and ambitious woman. This wedding is going to be off the charts.

  12. Wow you are so crafty! I love those invite envelopes (I can only imagine the invites will be soo beautiful)

    And the green beverages look sooo tasty, mmmm!

  13. two thumbs up!! and a hip-hip-hooray.. mighty awesome.

  14. Hey Ms. just never stop do you, those are going to be gorgeous.That is one wedding I wish I was attending...hope to see mega amounts of pics....not just of the beautiful bride?

  15. Dotto rollers are SO MUCH FUN!!! Fabulous job on the envelopes and a very good use of that gorgeous wrapping paper.

    And I wanna hear more about the green beverages. :)

  16. I have loved catching up with your blog
    apologies for being away

  17. You are so creative and inspiring. The cover photo is awesome. I'm visiting from the A to Z Challenge. Hoping to more of your awesome posts.
    Kathy at Oak Lawn Images

  18. Geez! what a great idea. As for all those crafty tools, they're way too modern for this old broad. I've never seen anything like them and pretty sure I couldn't use one properly, let alone refill the darn thing.

    By the time I would locate a frog under the fridge it would have suffocated in the dust bunnies here. Glad you can save them.

  19. I am right with you on the scissors. My "good scissors" which ones were they??? Thx for the detail on the envelopes. I've always wanted, believe it or not, to be an envelope maker and I know it will be one of my next acts! I'll share too.

  20. Thanks for stopping by. Finished
    product is beautiful. Handmade
    projects mean a lot. You did
    a wonderful job. Could I order
    3 boxes and I'm sure Jack will also want to order some LOL--LOL


  21. Your envelopes are magnificent, absolutely beautiful! Connie :)

  22. Very crafty aren't you!?! Wedding preps are going nicely!! LOVE the table centerpiece!!

  23. Hi sweet lady!!!
    It look AMAZING!!! REALLY!!!


    And so you drank some green alcohol and you danced the jitterbug !!!?? My gosh girl i am soooo proud of you!!!

    We had a bit (incredibly) though time over here but i am home now and like before every day is a bit better, but we got some more bad news last Monday and we really don't know what to do anymore. My dad says, Leontien you sleep over it one night, maybe you'll know the answer tomorrow, but i have slept (trying) for 2 nights now and we still don't know...

    Lady i think your doing great!!! Big BIG hugs from Indiana


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