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Thursday, April 28, 2005

I'm featured at!

Hey look at! I'm so superduper excited. I was emailed earlier this week that I would be featured on their front page on Thursday!

Yay Yay Yay!

*Happy dance*

Since I knew in advance I figured I should actually offer some in the shop (I had a 'coming soon' sign up since I was originally busying myself trying to get them out for May's Sampler, and only later thought I might add them to my site). I finally finished up the envelopes last night and made my own envelope licky gluey thing using a recipe I found here.

It's basically this:


6 tablespoons white vinegar
4 1 oz. packets unflavored gelatin
1 tablespoon vanilla extract (or any flavor that you like)

Bring vinegar to a boil in a small pan. Add gelatin and stir until dissolved. Add extract and stir until mixed. Brush on thin layer onto back of an envelope flap. Let dry. Moisten to apply.

I had to add about 4 TB water initially to make all the gelatin melt, but then I let most of it boil off so the solution was still as saturated as it was supposed to be. Then I just applied with a paint brush! I'm hoping to get some mint and citrus extracts to make fun yummy flavored ones to make my envelopes. How FUN!

Store excess glue in a sealed container and melt again for future use by putting in a pan of warm water.

on podcasting
I want to make a podcast... Just to try it out, see what it's like. I download podcasts, but I just want to be involved in the creation process too (is that weird? I mean is it weird that I should have this random urge? I guess not for me...)!

Podcasting is becoming more popular and familiar:
Just this week Infinity has said that it will broadcast select podcasts on the radio.

I just linked ervy to Open Media Network yesterday, and told him I've been itching to podcast.

Going with my interests, I would love to do some sort of craft related show, but most crafting is such a visual thing, that I'm not quite sure how I could make useful. & then there's the issue of who would be interesting to interview or bring onto a podcast.

Last year engadget posted a how-to on creating a podcast, but I need to look into whether new easier ways have been developed as well.

Lastly, while I'm being all uber bloggy and linking, I might as well point out this article my friend Roxy directed me to on blogging and business. I thought I would have heard most of it before, but I found the article to be well done. I did learn a few new things and found a few new interesting links. y'all might want to check it out.

*edit* if you missed my CR page debut I took a 'picture.' See it here


Abigail said...

Congrats on being featured!

You make your own envelope glue? I never even knew that possible. :)

--Deb said...

Yes, congratulations! And I agree that making your own envelope glue is very cool, indeed!

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