Thursday, February 07, 2008

Mrs. Home Maker Action Figure



The Mrs. Home Maker Action Figure.
Saving the world one reuseable shopping bag and organic rutabaga at a time.

She buys used. She makes it herself. She has handmade new vintage dresses. She gardens, line dries her laundry, has cute reusable grocery bags, cans organic produce, buys local, raises chickens, and has brilliant, politically aware, sensitive artistic children. Plus she always looks adorable... and she wears aprons in public whenever possible.

Right now I have just started on Mrs. Home Maker or Little Betty, as I like to call her. She has no shoes and her skirt is just basted and tragically unhemmed but in my dolly dreams she will be fully accessorised, armed and outfitted as the perfect future retro house honey. My ideals and aspirations all in one huggable package.

Somehow putting all this together at 1/5 actual size just seems more do-able.

(Mrs. Home Maker is made from a vintage doll face from the local thrift shop and stash busting wool and wool felt. She is dressed in a wrap dress made of Joel Dewberry fabric and has restrung vintage "pearls"... all clothes and accessories provided by Bitter Betty Industries.)

25 comments:

Green Kitchen said...

It's a back to the future kinda thing. I love her story.

Mary-Laure said...

Dear Mrs Home maker, I love your motto: "Saving the world one reuseable shopping bag and organic rutabaga at a time."
I hope I look as groomed and smart as you when I grow older (hey don't take it personally, I didn't say old, but if you have children who are old enough to be politically aware, you're older than me anyhow...)
Much love, Marylaure

barefoot gardener said...

Ooooh, I want one!

louise said...

i line dry and match my pegs - i kid thee not.

sweetfigs said...

The pearls are a nice touch.

Hyena In Petticoats said...

She's FAB.

You make me laugh so much.....

xxx

nancy said...

that.is.awesome. i'm definitely both intimidated and inspired by Mrs. Home Maker, and really thinking she needs a comic book. Who is her archnemesis?

Wendy said...

I especially love her backstory!

I don't have the pearls, but I've got the cute reusable grocery bags.

And I agree with Nancy, she is both intimidating and inspiring. And I would so read her comic book.

jungle dream pagoda said...

Word! She's awesome(lately I want to begin my comments to you with "word",I'm so gangsta!). You could do a whole series of them :
Theres "Amanda" she mixes her own CD's,she tends her lovely flower garden,she has pink hair(the tween set will love that touch.)!
...and how about "Angelina" the intellectual philosopher "She buys local,she gardens(on a quarter of an acre!),she makes her own aprons!
I would include the Lisa-Gabrielle doll,but somehow..."She does musical theatre" just doesn't seem to fit into your dollie mission statement!

Your amazing!!!!!!

ambika said...

I *love* this. Especially given that me and half my friends are already trying to be like her.

Heidi Ann said...

I absolutely love her already. Can't wait to see more!

Bitterbetty said...

Nancy:

Her arch nemesis might be Barbie.
Mrs. Home Maker Loves Fashion too.. However she is all about substance, sustainability and style. In that order. Usually.

jbugging said...

Mmmm...rutabagas. Love the pearls.

Wende said...

Her arch enemy is Barbie... PERFECT. :D

LOVE HER. You rock, Bethany. As usual.

Maddie, of course! said...

The only thing Mrs.Home Maker is missing is the fact that she is also a naughty deamon in the sack and makes her husband feel like a real man 5 nights a week :)

Maddie

Sonya said...

But are the pearls fair trade?

angelique said...

She's everything I aspire to be except the chickens. Couldn't handle the chickens!

aniexma said...

This could be me, if only I would make better life choices.

anna said...

A comic book for green home makers? Hmmm... that has a lot of potential. Love the doll...er...I mean...action figure.

dorie said...

Do you take Awesomeness lessons?

plaidshoes said...

I love this! Your sense of humor is fantastic...

futuregirl said...

Maybe she can do some of the housework in exchange for your styling work. ;)

woolanthropy said...

Does she come alive at night and clean the house, so when you wake up she has breakfast ready and the whole world sparkles? I would like a Mrs. Home Maker like that.

Shay said...

She looks like a Lenci! was there a label?

Angelina said...

I've been waiting for this action figure!! She's fabulous!

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