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« on: April 16, 2009 08:22:12 AM »

Check out my latest custom doll commission: an oversized Kai Sackgirl from Heavenly Sword.

When I say oversized, I mean it. Kai stands 13.5" tall not counting the ears on her hat, and weighs over a pound, most of it head weight. Because of the larger scale, she took a bit longer to than usual to make, but it's kind of nifty to see a huggable Sack doll.

I used sport weight yarn in an aqua color for the dress, part of the fingerless gloves, and the boots. To keep the same gauge as the rest of the leg, I used a double strand of the aqua yarn for the boot portion.

I also used double strands (and a size I hook) with the worsted weight berry/magenta yarn in the hat to give it more stability and stiffness. Her non-removable hat is trimmed with polymer clay discs.

I stuffed the head and body firmly enough that I didnt feel the need to put in a rod to stabilize the neck. The head is whipstitched to the body in a ~2 diameter circle. I DID have to add some stability for the open mouth, though. I found some 4 diameter plastic canvas rounds at Michaels, cut one of them in half, and tacked each half to the back of the open mouth.

There are smaller plastic canvas rounds tacked to the inside of the dolls soles to keep them flat as well. Smiley

More photos are up in my Picasa album!

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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2009 08:58:05 AM »

OMG you're good.  I'm so jealous of everyone who gets one of your amazing sack...people (you make boys and girls, so it was just easier to say people).   Wink  keep up the good work!

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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2009 08:58:58 AM »

OMG, this is SO adorable!  Excellent work, it looks so awesome!  How long did it take?  What makes them sack people, I'm not familiar with that term.
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2009 09:24:19 AM »

OMG, this is SO adorable!  Excellent work, it looks so awesome!  How long did it take?  What makes them sack people, I'm not familiar with that term.

I started work on her last Thursday and finished yesterday. I had two smaller dolls like the brown one you see in the comparison shot to do as well, so I don't know exactly how many hours were spent on the Kai doll.

Sackboys and Sackgirls are characters from the Playstation 3 game Little Big Planet. They look like knitted or canvas rag dolls. The basic Sackboy looks like this:

One of the perks of the game is that you can dress up your character in all kinds of skins and costumes, so people have really gotten into seeing their favorite non-Little Big Planet characters from other games, books, movies, and tv shows turned into these cute little dolls.

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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2009 10:21:25 AM »

So cool. I love it.

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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2009 12:25:51 PM »

Lovely! And huggable! Wow!
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2009 01:03:40 PM »

Oh man that is so cool. I want to make one of the knitted ones Grin.

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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2009 02:02:39 PM »

I just love your sackboys!!

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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2009 08:36:33 AM »

So very cute! Grin I'd love to attempt making one.

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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2012 09:51:56 AM »

That's an amazing 'sackgirl' O__O

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