I have to admit I'm not keen on the phrase/hashtag Throwback Thursday - no particular reason I've just never rated it. However having only begun this blog just over a month ago and having been knitting and crafting for years before that, there are a lot of projects I have worked on and completed in the past and (unfortunately for me) a 'Throwback Thursday' post every now and then is the best way to structure sharing these creations with you!
And so let me introduce you to a snippet of my Totoro soft craft creations! For those of you who don't know My Neighbour Totoro (1988) is a Studio Ghibli animated film that is amazing and easily my favourite Ghibli film. Totoro's are friendly, cuddly, good-natured creatures of the forest and just have such a wonderful look that is easily transferred to crochet and knitting.
Pictured above and to the right (albeit it slightly poorly) are a pair of crochet slippers which I adorned with my very own free-hand crochet motifs of the iconic grey Totoro, the blue Totoro carrying his sack of acorns, and the little white Totoro. The pattern for the slippers came from Zoom Yummy.
The above two Totoro's are patterns from the brilliant designer Lucy Ravenscar and can be downloaded for free from her Ravelry page, Grey Totoro is my favourite Totoro creation and I made him because I desperately wanted a plushie Totoro but couldn't justifying buying one online - crocheting one was much cheaper and more rewarding! Perfect cuddle sizes.
Do you like Studio Ghibli or Totoro? Please say you like Totoro...