Monday, April 1, 2019

"Totoro-ly" Adorable

I got so excited when we were invited to a baby shower for a close family friend... and I got even more excited when I saw the Totoro themed shower invitation! Although I admit I haven't even seen the movie yet or gotten much into Totoro fandom, he is quite a cute furry character and I was happy to have a chance to craft with him.

Found quite a lot of cute Totoro images online so I rendered a few of them into cutting files in Make the Cut Design program. Decided to use Karen Burniston's Spinner Square Pop Up die again to make a fun interactive card.

As the card is opened, the panel with Totoro pops forward and Chuu and Chibi Totoro appear from behind with the sentiment. Still having so much fun with this little pop up spinning mechanism! Takes a little effort to get everything sized and placed in the right position in the card, but so worth the effort!

For our gifts, I found this adorable crocheted cap made by AmiAmigos on Etsy and made a matching Totoro gift card holder which was inspired by a Totoro handmade card I spied on Pinterest... and...

Lookie at this totally kawaii amigurumi stuffed Totoro! He was created by my crafty friend Lorna's daughter... creativity definitely runs in their family! He is so very huggable and even has a little bell inside his tail so he jingles everytime you pick him up!  Little baby to be is gonna look so adorable with her Totoro cap and toy.


Lynn said...

I totorolly love this post! Your card made me 'spin' with delight. How do you do it? I'm sure it must be beyond my skill level. The crocheted items are so-so-so adorable and perfect for a Totoro themed shower. I am a big fan of the character but I don't even know what kind of creature he is. You should watch the video...very entertaining even for adults.

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