Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Crafter Barbie

Recently I pulled my Barbies out of storage for my daughter. It got me thinking about Barbie and made me wonder what if there was a "Crafter Barbie"? What would she look like? So I did a little brainstorming, listened to this, and put together the picture above. I thought she should wear something that reflected other crafters/designers. So, I chose a print by Jessica Jones (How About Orange) which I found quite fitting. I think the print even has that Barbie feel: bright, vibrant, and fun. I decided she would come with a sewing machine, small craft supplies and a craft tote bag. Maybe there would be life size paper and stickers to play with as well.

I don't know about you but I would totally purchase Crafter Barbie if she existed. Would you? Just for fun, what would your Crafter Barbie look like? Or would she even be ''Crafter Barbie"? Maybe it would be "Knitting Barbie" or "Blogger Barbie"?

27 comments:

Isabel @AlphaMom said...

i love this!

DomesticArmor said...

This is great! About 6 years ago, my sons were really into GI Joes and my husband jumped at the chance to join in the fun. Now I have a four year daughter and we just turned my old "Hawaii" Barbie it to GI Jane with face paint and gear. She loves it!
Keep havin' Fun!

Ayie said...

i never played barbie...i grew up quite boyish =)

Sunny Tuesday said...

I have a Barbie-sized pink sewing machine from when I was little. It even says "Barbie" on it, so she must've been a crafter at some point. Maybe it was on the DL?

kawaii crafter said...

Sunny Tuesday,

LOL, yes maybe she was just keeping up appearances ;)

Beth said...

That's awesome! And I still have one of those Barbie sewing machines somewhere... but I think mine's blue if memory serves. heheh

Calamity Anne said...

I wouldn't be surprised if they out with a Crafter Barbie now!!! Hopefully you put the bug in their bonnet!

kawaii crafter said...

Calamity Anne,

I hope so!

Angel said...

I love it! I'd totally have a crafter Barbie, i love the mini tote idea rofl. Super cute!

inoriz said...

LOL! What a brilliant idea! I was very tomboyish growing up as well and only had one Barbie.

Who was headless most of the time.

(No, I'm not a psychotic serial killer... why do you ask? Lol)

Emily Fay said...

I had to smile so with the picture;) you have properly touched me with it.... so it would probably also look my Barbie... Jung Dynamically... Does handicraft... Sews.... If what knits and is able to do also in the craft not only in the kitchen;)

lg Marion

3 o'clock walk said...

You should submit that to Mattel! I'm sure they would love a fresh idea with a large demographic ;) I'd buy one for me...I mean my daughter...cough...

IamSusie said...

I bet they'll come out with one soon. American Girl has a popular Girl of the Year for 2009 who has her own craft table with sewing machine.

Renanda said...

My crafter Barbie would have glue on her hands, paint on her cheek, and crazy hair from all the craft fails!

kawaii crafter said...

Renanda,

Isn't that the truth! Can we add that she wouldn't have perfectly manicured nails either.

KansasCityGypsy said...

I adore this concept. I'd buy it for myself, and I'm 32! :)

Christina Joy said...

I wish she had a Crafter Barbie sized serger...oh how fun would that be to re-thread all four tiny bobbins when thread broke!

Stacy said...

ha! ha! excellent!

PDX Bride said...

Crap I would buy crafter barbie, and I dont have any kids!! You need to call Matel!

Oiyi said...

Hehehehe...that's awesome!

Kim Dellow said...

Oh brilliant! I love it! Kim

Sandra J. Strickler said...

OMG this is awesome!!! I'm with the others - you should totally submit this for production. Much better role model than skinny unrealistic Barbie!!!!

guurrrl said...

Loving the accessories!

Liz said...

How fun. I would totally buy one.

Staci said...

Oh my goodness. When I first saw that photo I jumped out of my chair. I thought it was real!! I would definitely buy a crafter barbie if I could. She could hang out on my sewing table all day. :)
~Staci

Sabii Wabii said...

You need to host this as a blog challange. Too cute of an idea.

Anonymous said...

When you pull the string on her back she could say " I made it! giggle giggle"