Things of Beauty: Totoro, totoro...

I think it would be fair to say that the movie 'My Neighbour Totoro' has turned into a bit of an obsession within my circle of friends. So adorable and beguiling plus a theme tune so catchy you'll be humming until Christmas!

Totoro has already turned into a bit of a decorating theme in our house - cushions, posters, action figures we are amassing quite the collection! That said, I can't help but trawl the internet in search of even cuter, even more unusual Totoro merchandise and projects...

This little beauty is WAY out of my price range, but the day I win the lottery I am making a beeline here to buy it!

These would sit perfectly with my Totoro decorating scheme! Eyeing them up for my spare room as I speak...

This pencil box an amazing handmade piece - I love the tiny soot sprite details!
If you're after something a little easier on the purse, this little guy is free and you can print him out and make him at home!

This cute project is my current crochet ambition. I think I'm just about brave enough to tackle him... fingers crossed!

If you want to take Totoro with you wherever you go, this is the necklace for you!

I know this is a kids hat, but I could pull it off right? No? Fine. 

All the frivolity aside, if you want to channel your Totoro love into a more productive direction - check out the Totoro Forest Project. The project was started by a group of artists, who wanted to use their talents to support the national trust Totoro Forest Foundation which Studio Ghibli founder Hayao Miyazaki has been a patron of for years. 

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