Wednesday, November 19, 2008


This is what a rough draft looks like in muslin and (mostly improvised) stuffing. I'm going to have to use some sort of wire to keep the ears up (that's why the pencil is there now), and there are safety pins and pen marks all over the place where I need to make some alterations. The neck should be positioned lower on the body, the arm/body seams should be more rounded, tail (not shown) should be about twice the size I planned on and placed higher. If I can figure out how to do some friendly-looking claws, they'll be in there too.

Oh, and I had no idea how hard it would be to find good gray fabric. Yowza. Fortunately, one of the sites I'd looked at previously got something in stock last week that I hope will work.

He's chilling upstairs in the attic right now, awaiting dismemberment and minimal redesign, which will have to happen on the sly after bedtime. Strangely, I miss him. Even in muslin, he's awfully cuddly.


Stacee Maree said...


Sarah Kay said...

I love it.

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous! What is it?

Brooke said...

Hey, let's go! Hey, let's go! I'm happy as can beeeeee . . .

Oh, I am so JEALOUS of your kids! I want a giant totoro to take a nap on! Preferably while in a pool of sunshine!

You are so not "craftsy." (Uuuuugh, that letter "s".)
"Crafts" imply Super Saturday projects and summer camp lanyards, or possibly constructing a giant Hello Kitty, with very little creativity involved whatsoever.

What you're doing is funkalicious art, baby. Makes me want to finally get around to knitting this toroto hat pattern I've had around forever.