Sep 25 2006

totoros!

Published by at 11:21 pm under crafty,daily,kids,likes & irks,photos,to-do

I came across Hilary Lang’s Wee Bunny pattern (it’s free! it’s easy! even I could do it!) and thought that perhaps I could make one, put a totoro face on it (from My Neighbor Totoro), call it a totoro and maybe be able to pull the wool over my kids eyes that they’re ACTUALLY supposed to be bunnies. (it hasn’t worked, Jocelyn called them “little BUNS!” during the construction process, although she has readily adopted the “totoro” title now that they’re made.. )

I’m pretty pleased with how they’ve come out, actually! I am going to make a few more, one more at the very least, because I WANT ONE TOO. A little “sad” totoro! More on that below.

Jocelyn’s Totoro when it was still clean (completed).

Ethan’s Totoro still in progress

I tried out a few different mouths when finishing up Jocelyn’s totoro. The totoros in the movie are never exactly giddy, except in certain scenes. Mostly they have a serious sort of look to them. Almost grumpy. So the first mouth I did, Jocelyn took one look at it and said, “It’s a SAD totoro!” and demanded a HAPPY totoro.

Ethan however, wanted a sad totoro. “Not too sad. Just.. sad.”

I like the “sad” totoro better myself. (Jocelyn has already had 24 hours with her completed totor, and it already had jam on it by the time Ethan’s was finished, and there was daylight for photo taking with both completed totoros.)

I don’t know why this picture tickles me so, but it does. they look so cute looking at each other.

And now, some real totoros, for reference (for more totoro goodness, visit totoro.org):

totoro04.jpg

scroToto2.jpg

Yes. I am way off. But still, I think I did ok on the faces :) Honestly, IT COULD BE WORSE! SO JUST SHOOSH!
-amy, hey let’s GO! HEY LET’S GO! WE’RE HAPPY AS CAN BE!

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “totoros!”

  1. Beckaon 26 Sep 2006 at 7:18 am

    I love Totoros! Excellent job, well done. I love it. So cute. I love making this cute bunny pattern too!

  2. raineon 26 Sep 2006 at 9:52 am

    Aww thank you!!

  3. annaon 26 Sep 2006 at 4:43 pm

    They look great!

  4. babydaisyon 27 Sep 2006 at 3:03 pm

    I love these. Totoros are the best and i think this patterns is great. Also it is much better to have something hand made by mama

  5. akaBrandion 29 Sep 2006 at 12:08 pm

    Totoro! We love Totoro! My kids are getting too big for him, but don’t think I’ve gotten rid of that video…