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.

Have an EGG-citing Year in 2017!

Dearest Friends of Blackcabbit, A Japanese New Year e-card (Nengajo/ 年賀状) for you, for the year 2017. May the Lord bless you and your loved ones with tons of goodness and … Continue reading

January 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Simple DIY Toilet Roll Doll with Changing Faces

Christmas is over but I have a little gift for all the teachers. I did this with my ESL class last week. I was teaching them feelings (emotions), as well as … Continue reading

December 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Teaching Parts of the Face and Emotions

I came across Mr. Printables’ DIY toy with changing faces and immediately loved it. It would be a fabulous idea to use that to teach my class on parts of … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 · 2 Comments

More Than A Cup Of Noodles

Last Saturday, we brought our kids and my bestie from Singapore to the Cupnoodles Museum in Yokohama (Kanagawa Prefecture). My Cupnoodles Factory Despite the huge crowd, we had an enjoyable time … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Little Switzerland in Nasu

Yeah, Autumn is here! It’s time to hit as many parks as we possibly can before Winter creeps up on us. So we brought the kids to Nasu Rindoko Lakeview (那須りんどう湖) … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

An Aviation Adventure

Last week, we brought Fireball and Twinkle-Bell to the Museum of Aeronautical Sciences (航空科学博物館), which is next to Narita Airport. The kids had been to a few train museums, but … Continue reading

September 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

A box of Tasty Silkworm Chocolates

This box of silkworm-looking chocolates is by far the most interesting omiyage  (お土産/ souvenir) I ever received. They are produced by Maruei to commemorate Tomioka Silk Mill (富岡製糸場), a historical silk factory located in … Continue reading

September 15, 2016 · Leave a comment