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.

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