We had a custom request a few months ago to create a tiger/teddy bear. It was time to complete that order today - and so this is what we ended up with!
The order was to make the bear in the same chubby style as our 'Willa/Attila' design, and originally we had thought we'd use a short, plush faux fur. But when it came down to it - this mohair combo looked like it would work the best.
He looked a bit lion-like at this stage, which was good because I knew I was on the right track. We just needed to get those stripes on there, and I was sure a little Tiger-teddy would emerge.
And emerge he did! Meet 'Azai' - named by his commissioning collector. He has been adopted, and will be on his way to the UK first thing in the morning :)