I had a customer request this Viking Nubbin for her son-in-law for Christmas. I was so busy in December (with craft shows, custom requests, handmade gifts for family, all while having an injured ankle) that I forgot to blog about it. I need to blog about a lot of other things I made in December too.
I really liked how he came out and definitely want to make more. I've already had a friend request me to make a blond one.
This is the first "bearded" Nubbin I've made in a long time. I think it was the second one I've ever made. It's a far cry from the first bearded Nubbin I made...which was a Santa Nubbin back in 2009 (that looks so horrible to me now compared to this!)
I liked adding some "viking-y" touches to photograph the Nubbin with. My husband had this big horn with fur on it (he's had it for years and I forgot where he got it from) and I have a "drinking horn" I got from a Renaissance festival, as well as some leather pouches that I used as background elements for my photos. I think I've mentioned before...i have a ridiculous amount of enjoyment out of staging my Etsy photos.
A peek at the beginnings... preliminary cut pieces and my original sketch.