I finally finished crocheting Totoro as a big brother present for my wee nephew, because my niece Ella was born on Wednesday! I'm fairly pleased with how he turned out; I had to skip a few rows halfway down the body because I was running out of yarn but I don't think it affected the proportions too much. It was great fun making something 3 dimensional. The pattern is available for free on Ravelry.
I'm still working on some booties for Ella. I have made these before for a friend, and it's a really nice simple pattern. I'm using the leftover grey/purple yarn that I used for Totoro - no gender stereotyping pink parade for my niece!