A perfect combination of geek and craft

ICO Sackboy

ICO Sackboy by Nikki at Pig Corner

Every now and then, I see something that makes me smile. This combination of crochet (one of my favorite crafts) and video games (another favorite activity) puts a smile not only on my face, but in my geek heart of hearts.

This adorable handmade “sackboy” is the creation of Nikki, a nursing student, video game player, superhero lover and geek crafter. This doll is Nikki’s “Ico Sackboy,” inspired by the game Ico. Isn’t he cute?! Check out the detail on the front of his shirt! She has also made dolls inspired by the popular video games such as Little Big Planet, Assassin’s Creed and God of War.

If you’re wondering where you can buy one of Nikki’s dolls for yourself, you’re out of luck. She’s a busy student, and they are not for sale. However, she has very generously created patterns, video tutorials, and materials lists, so you can learn how to make your own.

To see photos and learn more about Nikki and her hobby, visit Pig Corner. Also, stop by her Facebook page. And have a happy, geeky day! 🙂