Have you seen the movie My Neighbour Totoro by Hayao Miyazaki? It's one of Kieran's favourites, although it's been a while since he watched it. He prefers Ponyo on the Cliff by the same director. He does recognise the character Totoro however, so when I saw this amigurumi pattern I knew I had to make him one for his birthday. (Heads up: Amigurumi is fast becoming a new obsession of mine!)
I'm really close to finishing, which is great, as his birthday is on Thursday!
I'm about three quarter way through the body, and already have the ears, arms, eyes, tail and the tummy patch done.
I'll show him off to you next week in all his glory!
P.S. I highly recommend those movies for your little ones. Sweet gentle tales with lots of imagination and creativity.