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.

DIY Buntings

I had a Christmas Party for my English class yesterday. To give a party mood to my otherwise boring living spaces, I decided to make my own bunting decorations. I … Continue reading

December 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

A Skirt for Our Christmas Tree

Yipee! Christmas, my favorite day of the year, is just less than a month away, Yesterday, we excitedly unpacked the Christmas decorations from their boxes, and the whole family started to … Continue reading

November 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

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