Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Viking Man

I've been a lover of Sandra Monat's vikings, knights templar, angels, etc. ever since the day I laid eyes on their perfect form. Each one of them is cooler than cool, but they are also priced for only the Richie Riches in our lives. I'd love to have an original, but this girl can't afford to cough up $138+ for a plush toy. I just can't!

You've all heard my song and dance about marrying into Swedish ancestry, so I'll spare you this time. The bottom line is that I saw the vikings and needed to make one for my half Swedish, soon-to-be-born baby boy.

Don't worry, my muse, I'll never make another knock off...I just wanted to try this one time. He turned out wonderfully, if I do say so myself, and he'll be loved and adored for years to come.

23 comments:

Tonya said...

This is so cool! Awesome job. It makes me want to be half swedish.

Colleen MacDonald said...

He's wonderful, and I love the fabrics that you chose!

rainylakechick said...

I am 1/4 Swedish, 1/2 Norwegian. I love this!

Jessica Ondrey said...

so cute! you need to sell this stuff girl! :)

Melissa said...

You amaze me every time!

amylouwho said...

OH. My. CUTENESS! really adorable. I went and looked at the inspiration link and I think you've done it spot on!

Did you know I'm part Scandinavian too? Danish and Norwegian. I think I need to make myself a viking now.

Anonymous said...

I've seen those at the Swedish Shop and though they were sooo cute but pricey and that it would be fairly easy to make one for not much money. Not that I have yet but yours is fabulous. Nicely done.

THE ISAZAS said...

Sarah this turned out great!!! You are too good!!

Marta said...

This is so cute, Sarah! I'm sure your little man will love his viking man.

Dave B. said...

As a employer of the Sweden Shop I am sending you this note to cease and desist your production of the knock off/you should come and undercut that lady.

platty said...

SO adorable! I love all the texture and fabric choices. That is one lucky boy.

Amy and Andrew said...

I can't wait to see Baby running around in his bloomers with Sr. Thor!

Jessica said...

That little viking guy is too cute!

simplicity said...

Impressed! Looks great!

The Lindahl News said...

Oh, so cute! Love your fabric choices. You have done it yet again!

mommymae said...

he's so cute!!! nice work, mama!

ali said...

Love it! Wanna email me secretly and tell me how you did it? I'm Swedish too...

iknitipurl said...

Definitely an awesome job. Love the fabric used for his beard.

N.S.&K. said...

Ondrey/Johsnon....

You are rad. I love your mini viking and, as a member of the male persuasion, and without a drop of Scandanavian, or North Parkian blood in me, I am not supposed to be drawn to such plush cuteness. I LOVE IT!

Thanks for keeping your creative mind open and flowing.

sam

Nicole loves it too.
So does Kedzie. We're all enthralled.

Finally, we hope your labor goes well. I look forward to meeting the next Johnson.

Sheri said...

I wish you would make these knock off, cause you know I would order one! I love those overpriced Viking dolls and yours is adorable! To be expected, of course.

Sarah Pead said...

Fabulous. Simply fabulous.

Sali said...

Sarah, did you use your serger for this? It is great!

Ann-Marie and David said...

Amazing. Simply amazing! Your little guy will love him!