Sackboy, the character from the PS3 videogame, LittleBigPlanet, has become so popular that I thought he'd make a nice gift for our nephew, Matt, who is a collector.
I finished my version of Sackboy for Matt recently (knit without a pattern, as usual), and presented him for his birthday.
Voila! Sackboy Peep:
Sackboy Front View
I just barely finished in time!! Boy was it a pain to put that working zipper in! And I hate sewing things! ;o) I'm even MORE impressed with all of the amazing Sackboy's that folks have been creating after making one myself!
I used my loopy legs (flap) technique to make the mouth so I wouldn't have to sew it on. And it worked great! :o)
My Hub and I both liked him better before I added the decorative grey stitching, but for Matt, I wanted to be as accurate as I could, since he's a collector. I did leave off the two vertical lines at the back of his head. Just didn't like 'em. But I told Matt that I'd put them in if he'd like them - and guess what... he told me last night that he WOULD! Yep... a collector! heh heh So Sackboy Peep will be coming back for some cosmetic surgery! ;o)
My Hub is totally crazy about him, and REALLY wants me to make another one for him! Well.... actually, he said to make another one for Matt and he'll just keep this one!! ha ha ha! He wouldn't do that, of course, but he just fell in love with him.
Sackboy Peep with photo reference:
Sackboy Peep for Matt's Birthday
He has a working zipper, and I made a felt inner body so he could be opened. (ugh! That was a pain! And my Hub wants me to do this AGAIN!!!) When you open his zipper, you can see his little golden heart (a stone bead that's gold with a brownish edging). :o)
Sackboy Peep with Golden Heart:
Sackboy Peep with heart of gold for Matt's Birthday
I've seen so many Sackboys that other folks have made (including the Alan Dart pattern) wearing a pom pom hat and scarf, that I figured that they must be something that Sackboy wears, so I made him a set. We recently got the game (incredibly adorable and FUN!), but I haven't seen the hat and scarf yet. So I dunno. But here's
Sackboy Peep with hat and scarf:
Sackboy Peep with hat & scarf for Matt's Birthday
And since Sackboy loves to play dress-up and take on different characters, and because Matt has been very into The Green Lantern lately (new movie coming out, too!), and because GL is one of my all time favorite comic book characters... I made...
Green Lantern Sackboy Peep!
Sackboy GL Peep recharging his ring
I like him best without the mask. :o)
I finished his little vest (with very poorly made emblem) just in the nick of time, and my Hub and I are so pleased with it. It's made like a little bib! heh heh I'm really happy I managed to squeeze in making it before Matt's birthday.
And here he is saying his official oath while charging his ring (hee hee) ....
Green Lantern Sackboy Peep for Matt's Birthday
The beautiful green yarn is Bamboo Soft Spell and Bamboo Charmed from www.yarncloud.com! It's a chainette yarn, and sooo nice to work with! Nice sheen, gorgeous colors, and has all those nice bamboo properties! :o)
Here's a better look at his power ring:
Sackboy Peep from Side
Sackboy GL Peep ring close
I would have liked to have done a better job on the ring, but just didn't have enough TIME left!!
Green Lantern Battery for Sackboy Peep for Matt's Birthday 3/4 view
Green Lantern Battery for Sackboy Peep for Matt's Birthday front
Close-ups of the Green Lantern's Power Battery...
which I'm absolutely nuts about! If we were meanies, my Hub would keep the peep and I'd keep the Lantern Battery!! ;o) I put 4 golden dollar coins in the bottom to weight it (they were just the right size - and makes the battery even more valuable and powerful - heh heh) and a chenille stem in the handle to give it strength and body.
It was fun taking a trip down comic book memory lane! :o)