I’ve always loved Studio Ghibli films and the first one I saw as a teenager was My Neighbour Totoro and I was instantly hooked. I love that they have created a magical world using soot sprites with other weird and wonderful creatures. I also like the fact that their stories have female lead characters and no handsome princes. My top three Studio Ghibli films have to be My Neighbour Totoro, The Cat Returns and Howl’s Moving Castle. (I’m not really a fan of Spirited Away as the parents get turned into pigs.)
Make your own Totoro using this free pattern.
Words and Picture © K W Warburton | The Reluctant Spoonie