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.

Shibukawa Skyland Park

Just before their summer holiday ends, we brought Fireball and Twinkle-bell to the center of Japan! We went to Shibukawa Skyland Park (渋川スカイランドパーク) in Gunma prefecture, before we checked into one of the … Continue reading

August 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

All Aboard to the Metro Museum!

The kids are having their summer holiday, so we have been bringing them to museums (or somewhere air-conditioned) just to get away from the humidity. During the Obon holidays (お盆休み), we visited the Metro … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Simple DIY Cover for A Bosai-Zukin

When his school breaks for summer vacation, Fireball (my 6-year-old) brought home his Bosai-Zukin (防災頭巾)) for wash. I was horrified. The Disaster Protective Hood was filthy and we bought it for him just four months … Continue reading

August 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Visit to JAXA Tsukuba Space Center

Yesterday was Umi no Hi (Marine Day / 海の日), a public holiday in Japan. Instead of heading to the beach, we went to JAXA Tsukuba Space Center in Ibaraki Prefecture … Continue reading

July 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Teach Love Not Fear

Recently, I was ask to illustrate an artwork for a fellow mama-tomo (ママ友). The mother of my son’s classmate wanted to commission me to draw something with a strong message … Continue reading

July 1, 2016 · 2 Comments

Designing Mascots For My Little School

Ever since I started my little English school, I’ve been busy, busy, busy like the bees. However, I am one happy bee ‘cos I really do love the challenge. Anyway, … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Pyrography (Wood Burning) Project

I realized I need to have a toilet sign for my little school. So I DIY-ed one. The last time I did a wood-burning artwork, I was in my teens. … Continue reading

May 13, 2016 · Leave a comment
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