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Topic: Totoros & Gift Box (with some patterns) - Image Heavy  (Read 13819 times)
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« on: December 22, 2007 11:02:18 AM »

I came up with this idea after buying a really cute Totoro music box for my best friend, and then deciding that the tiny little music box just needed...a little bit more.  So I got an inexpensive wooden craft box, and went to with a will!

(All of these pictures are from before the clear coat / final box assembly / hot-glued wooden bead box feet.  I couldn't do the last two until after the clear coat, and I just can't take good pictures of shiny things with my camera!  So I took the pics before.)

Here's the mass of materials (click for big):

I used 30 cent sample packs of wood stain from Lowes for the inset panels, then painted the rest.

Here's the handpainted top of the box:

I used the old 'print out the picture, cover the back with charcoal pencil, then flip and trace it' ploy for the outline.

Inside the packed box:

The soot sprite idea came from this thread right here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=191489.0  But I can't knit, so I just crocheted a simple ball with hairy black yarn and sewed on some felt eyes.  This idea is so awesome, thank you to sara_dippity for sharing it!   Grin

I only made a pattern for the little green totoro (click for big).  Just add on some simple triangle shapes for ears and sew on any embellishments / facial features.

For the little white one, I just cut out his shape plus a football shape for his bottom so he'd sit up.  I used regular seed beads and circles of felt for their eyes.

And the little leaf bundle that started it all unwrapped:

Here are the shapes that I used for the leaves in the leaf bundle (click for big):

I just sewed little dotted lines for the leaf veins.

Hope you guys enjoy this project as much as I did!
« Last Edit: December 26, 2007 03:11:43 PM by T4124 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2007 11:20:43 AM »

Incredible. Unbelievably sweet and OH SO CRAFTY!!!!! Plus, one of my favorite subjects ... thanks for sharing
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2007 11:30:02 AM »

That is so awesome!!!  I would love to receive that as a gift!  I love all of it!   Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2007 11:05:03 PM »

That is amazing! You've done a spectacular job on it.  Grin Hit this rocks cause it totally does! Who wouldn't want to receive a gift like that? ^^ Love it. <3's~

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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2007 11:07:02 PM »

awwww!! that leaf bundle is so darling!

that was one of my favorite movies as a kid

« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2007 11:08:00 AM »

It looks so professional!  I absolutely love this Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2007 08:03:02 PM »

I want everything!!!!!!!! I want to try and sew the little plushies. I hope I can do it by hand.     THIS ROCKS!

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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2007 09:49:13 PM »

So COOL. I love the leaf-wrap.

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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2007 11:39:57 AM »

What a wonderful idea,  I especially love the sootkin.
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« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2007 06:15:49 AM »

now that is awesome. I have been putting off making totoro plushies due to xmas madness but you've reinspired me. XD

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