Blackcabbit's World

Blackcabbit (aka. Dionnie Takahashi) is an illustrator living in Japan. She loves drawing whimsical animal characters, as well as doing handmade crafts to beautify the world she lives in.

Chinese New Year Craft in Chirimen-styled

Chinese New Year is just round the corner and I managed to give our living space a festive feel, just by adding a Chinese character Fu (福). The word, which … Continue reading

January 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Japanese Traditional Crafts – Kimekomi

The last few days of 2016 , I was rushing to complete a New-Year-themed DIY Chirimen kit. I managed to finished the hanging decoration on Omisoka. I love it! Most part … Continue reading

January 24, 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

Teaching Shapes

I had a lot of fun teaching my students shapes. I thought I share with you my methods. I had some light extra-pliablie white clay (Padico Hearty Soft) lying around. … Continue reading

September 11, 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 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