Ari the Lion

This year, when Sean and I put together shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, I decided to sew a stuffed animal to include in one of the shoeboxes. It needed to be small, simple, durable, and cute. After sketching out some concepts, I came up with the idea for a cubist lion – and Ari the Lion was created.

Ari is a very friendly little guy.

He loves cuddling up on the bed.

He loves being held.

Ari prowling in his “natural habitat.” He looks fierce, but…

he sometimes gets stuck when he’s exploring and needs rescued.

Ari loves playing with his tennis ball! He can’t wait to meet his kid through Operation Christmas Child.