Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Sus Sanchez has made this owl recipe card exclusively for My Owl Barn readers.
This recipe card has a space for your favorite recipe on one side and instructions on the other. Each card has a space for the title, dish type, preparation time, shopping list and the recipe, and is adorned with adorable owl illustrations.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Kumihimo cord was first created by a form of finger-loop braiding. Later tools such as the marudai and the takadai were employed to make more complex braids in shorter time. The most prominent historical use of the cords was by samurai as both a functional and decorative way to lace their lamellar armour and their horses' armor (barding). Kumihimo cords are now used as ties on haori jackets and obijimes, which are used for tying on an obi (kimono sash).
A modern kumihimo disk made of firm but flexible foam plastic with notches can also be used as a portable marudai. The disks have 32 notches that create the tension that is usually created by tama on a marudai. The disks are convenient but are not as versatile as the marudai. On a marudai, any thickness or amount of string can be used, but on a disk only 32 or fewer strand braids can be made. Also, marudai can make many types of braids, such as flat, four sided, and hollow. There are also rectangular foam cards, especially suitable for making flat braids.