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« on: January 24, 2012 02:51:27 AM »

Totoro slept through his alarm this morning and nearly missed the cat bus! Good thing he has his spinning top!

This was a personal challenge as well as a commissioned piece. Little by little, I pieced the bus together over the course of several months. I didn't use a pattern and this design is all my own. I used stills from the movie as a reference and let my hands and mind do the work! I especially love the mice headlights. I couldn't leave those off, of course!

This Totoro and cat bus combo will soon be adopted by a blue-eyed soon-to-be three year-old! They're nervous to move into a new home, but so excited for a new play-mate!

Here's the Craftster link to my Totoro Halloween costume I crocheted and sewed myself! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=393905.0


Totoro and cat bus.


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Enjoying the bumpy ride.


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Here, Totoro is peeking out the door to make sure he doesn't miss his bus stop!
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2012 03:19:37 AM »

This is soooooo cute!! I want a mini cat bus, its even got the little mice haha, did you make it up yourself or do you have a pattern?
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2012 04:17:10 AM »

Fantastic!
Great job.
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2012 05:01:27 AM »

Awesome! I'm in the middle of making various Totoro myself at the moment so I watched the film with my son yesterday. He wanted me to make a Catbus, and I said I thought it would be too difficult. What am I going to say now, you've done a fantastic job! I love the face and the little mice, and I'm espeacially impressed that you managed to make it hollow so successfully.
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2012 06:42:14 AM »

your catbus is just PERFECT!
I love it!
the little mice are so cute with their red eyes.
you wrote destination : "Mei"  on the signboard Smiley
now you have to do Mei and Satsuki (I'm kidding Cheesy)
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2012 09:22:33 AM »

This is soooooo cute!! I want a mini cat bus, its even got the little mice haha, did you make it up yourself or do you have a pattern?

I actually don't have a pattern, it's all in my head! Thank you for the compliment! I love it, too!
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2012 12:14:52 PM »

Wow!  It's perfect!  Love his expression, and all the details.  Fantastic job (I am very jealous).
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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2012 01:41:26 PM »

Oh my good lord, I love it!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2012 05:16:31 AM »

I hit this rocks - cos it does!

I love the Catbus - you've captured the manic smile and eyes perfectly - he's the right mixture of odd and cute.  And the details are just perfect!
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2012 04:20:09 PM »

I hit this rocks - cos it does!

I love the Catbus - you've captured the manic smile and eyes perfectly - he's the right mixture of odd and cute.  And the details are just perfect!

YAY! Thank you SO much!! I think it rocks too, but that's just my personal opinion.  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2012 07:00:13 PM »

It's so wonderful!

I love that you can put Totoro in the bus!  So much more fun that way!

You did a beautiful job, the details are just amazing! 
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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2012 02:20:10 AM »

That's amazing!
As you can see from my pic, i'm a big Studio ghibli fan, and also love to make crafts, like totoro pouches.

Great job!
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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2012 01:53:09 PM »

This is literally the best thing ever! beautiful work!
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« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2012 10:38:27 AM »

This is so so so so wonderful! His proportions, his expression, the stripes, the mice are awesome, and there's even room for totoro inside. So extremely well made. The kid who's going to get this is so lucky!
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« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2012 09:14:11 PM »

This is so adorable and awesome  Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2012 01:50:03 PM »

Kawaii!!  Grin
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« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2012 02:09:08 PM »

Cat Bus! That has to be one of the hardest cartoon beings to pull off in any kind of 3-D situation but you did it wonderfully. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2012 02:53:37 PM »

This is amazing! I love the movie and the catbus was my favorite! Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2012 10:17:53 AM »

awe this is so cute!  Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2012 03:04:08 AM »

That is amazing! My first ever ami was a Totoro so I just love it! The cat bus has just blown me away, fantastic!
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« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2012 06:26:06 AM »

I love it, I love it, I love it!  My daughter is really into Totoro right now and it's playing in my house all the time right now - even as we speak and when I saw this I thought it was amazing!  Looks just like the actual cat bus!
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« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2012 06:05:09 PM »

Great... I was looking at this when my girlfriend saw... now I "HAVE" to make one hahaha.
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« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2012 04:58:14 PM »

That is beyond awesome! Well done! I'm so impressed when people write their own patterns, I don't think I could do that!
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« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2012 12:37:18 PM »

 Amazingly done! I love "My Neighbour Totoro" and love your cat bus and the fact that you included Totoro in the project!
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« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2013 12:12:09 PM »

Congrats!!

You're a <a href="http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=best-of-2012"><strong>Craftster Best of 2012 Winner</strong>!</a><br><br><a href="http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=best-of-2012"><img src="http://www.craftster.org/bestof2012/2012-Winners.jpg" alt="Craftster Best of 2012 Winner"></a><br><br>
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