Bears vs Packers Kubb

Yesterday morning, we sent this beauty out in the mail…..

Yes, it is a Bears vs Packer s Custom Kubb set.  You might be asking yourself, why the King is silver… the client wanted it to resemble the super bowl trophy.  I thought it was creative… and if I thought there was any way to pull it off, I would have made asked Matt to carve it out.

Here’s a couple other close up shots:

Now, don’t be deceived… for some reason my camera makes the Krylon Oxford Blue look like Cubbie blue, but I can assure it, it is not!  It turned out to be the perfect dark shade of blue, but not navy.

I am pretty pleased with this set, yet again.  And, cannot wait for another custom set to come our way… who knows when it will be or what they will want, just always hoping that I don’t have to do some weird Hawkeye thing 🙂

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Custom Painting

In case you didn’t know, the hubs and I have been making and selling Kubb sets all summer.  It’s be kinda fun to tell you the truth, especially since we added a custom option to the mix!

I know I’ve already bragged a little about this one, but thought I throw it out there to show off anyways 🙂

A few weeks ago we got an order for a customized Nebraska Cornhusker set.  I know, Matt was seriously sad that A.  Someone was going to play with it and ruin it’s sheer perfection and B.  That we had to put it in a box and ship it to Elkhorn, NE.

Here’s the point where I am sure you are asking yourself, “Why in the world are those casting pins yellow?”

Well, you see:  I hand painted each of those six babies to look like ears of sweet corn.  Yeah, I know…. it took I LONG time.  Let’s just say, I spent the better part of a day off figuring it out and watching Netflix on the Wii!!!

I’d have to say that my favorite piece is the King:  using a Nebraska football helmet as inspirations, we went to the white & red look

All in all, I’d have to say that I’m surprised how much I enjoy these painting adventures!  Right now, I’m working on a Bears vx Packers for the Super Bowl trophy kinda thing for someone up in Minnesota.  He’s a Bears fan.  Why he lives in Viking territory is beyond me.

We sell our lovely creations at our Etsy shop:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/clauscreations


Claus Creation…. Kubb

What is Kubb you ask? It is our new favorite lawn game.  Matt discovered it through one of his woodworking magazines, and he made a set for us.  We played it a few times alone, had his family over in early November and played with them.  The game is quick and easy… and a LOT of fun!

This is a Kubb set:

It is made of premium douglas fir.  The set includes one king, ten kubbs, six casting pins, four corner markers, a hammer, a bag, and a set of instructions.

To play the game, you begin by marking out your corners with the corner pins by using the hammer to pound them into the ground.  The playing field should be about 15 feet wide by 25 feet long.  When we started, our court was shorter, but quickly it became too easy, so we stretched it out to regular size.

The next part of set up is to line up five Kubbs along each baseline, and set the king in the center of the playing field kinda like so:

This picture is DEFINITELY from when we were playing with a short court!

Then, you start to play!

The object of the game is to be the first person to successfully knock down all your opponents Kubbs, and then the King.   If you happen to topple the King out of turn, you automatically lose.  This is where the casting pins come into the game…. each team takes a round of tossing all six casting pins in an attempt to knock down as many of the opponent’s Kubbs as possible.

Here are a few action shots…..

We LOVE this game, and have been so excited for warmer weather to be able to play!!! The best part of the game in my mind is that you don’t have to score.  The game is very straight forward, and you know who is winning, and when the game is over.  I think it makes being able to hang out, play, have conversation so much easier because you don’t have to remember a score!

If you’re interested in a set of your own in hopes of warm spring days and fun outdoor games, email us at clauscreations@gmail.com.