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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.


View of opposite side.


Enjoying the bumpy ride.


View of underside.


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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