Sunday, June 06, 2010

Introducing Paulo the Charming Tiger

knitted tiger plushie toy Paulo holding a bouquet of red roses This is Paulo the charming tiger.

Mister Paulo knows how to charm the ladies. His secret? He's actually sincere.

When he says he bought these roses because their loveliness reminded him of you, that's what he did.

When he says that as lovely as they are, they pale next to your beauty, he really means it.

And the ladies know it. Oh Paulo, you charmer.

knitted tiger plushie toy Paulo holding a bouquet of red roses Paulo is my entry for this week's European Street Team challenge, hosted by Sofia-Sobeide. The theme for this week was "my favourite flower". Now, how do you get a charming tiger from favourite flowers?

To be honest, I'm not entirely sure myself.

red miniature mother's day rose However, the inspiration for Paulo and his personality came to me as I was sitting in my balcony, trying to decide on a fave flower. I looked at my red miniature rose and suddenly the choice was clear - roses. Soon after, the idea of a sweet little tiger holding a bouquet of lovely red roses came to me. How? Why? Who knows. The mental image stuck and I had to try to make Paulo. I'm very pleased that he turned out exactly as I saw him with my mind's eye.

Paulo the Charming Tiger is available as a pattern via Ravelry (or click here to buy now - no Ravelry account needed) and from my Etsy shop.

His roses are also available as a separate tutorial, suitable for beginners.

Want to see more creature introductions?


Lucie said...

Your tiger is so cute with his little bunch of red roses!

heartshapedcreations said...

Awwwwww how cuuuuuuute!!! :D

Brenda (Prairie Daisy Handspun) said...

Such a cute tiger! :)

X by Leina Neima said...

:=) hehe, he is dangerously charming, indeed :=)

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