Blackcabbit's World

Bit by bit, the Blackcabbit crafts its nest of DIY handmade art and illustrates a kingdom of doodle critters to beautify the world she lives in.

One DIY Christmas Ornament a Month – 09 Pinecone Birdie

Introducing Birdie, my ninth Christmas tree decoration. She is part of my pinecone craft series in Japanese style. Of which, I’d share basic techniques of Chirimen Zaiku (ちりめん細工/Crepe Handicrafts) that I am learning from books. Okay, here is how … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

One DIY Christmas Ornament a Month – 08 Pinecone Goldfish

Introducing Nimo, my eighth Christmas tree decoration. She is part of my pinecone craft series in Japanese style. Of which, I’d share basic techniques of Chirimen Zaiku (ちりめん細工/Crepe Handicrafts) that I am learning from books. Okay, here is … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

All Aboard! The Next Stop is the Railway Museum

It was too hot to go outdoor during the Obon holidays in Japan. So we brought Fireball and his baby sister Twinkle Bell, to the Railway Museum (鉄道博物館) in Saitama … Continue reading

August 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Marvelous Trip to the “Art Forest”

For our first Natsuyasumi (summer vacation) trip, we brought Fireball and his little sister to Kasama Geijutsu no Mori Park (笠間芸術の森公園) in Ibaraki (茨城県), which has an amazing playground on … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 4 Comments

One DIY Christmas Ornament a Month – 07 Pinecone Flower & Butterfly

If you have read “A Novice’s Attempt on Sashiko” (my previous post), you’d know that Ajisai (紫陽花/Hydrangea) has been on my mind lately, especially during this Tsuyu (梅雨/rainy season). So I decided to make it … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Novice’s Attempt on Sashiko

Sashiko (刺し子) means quilting in Japanese, and it mainly uses Running Stitch (aka. Straight Stitch). It was originally used by common folks to mend and reinforce cotton garments into heavy … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · 6 Comments
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