So unless you hate spoilers or live under a rock you know that the American Girl, 2014 Girl of the Year is named Isabelle Girl. Just kidding, her last name is not Girl.... ;-)
People know a lot more info than that -- but I am interested in the fact
that sewing comes into play in her story, and possibly her collection.
Maybe American Girl has realized that sewing, hint hint,
is a great way for a mother and daughter to connect and bond --
or even multiple genders and generations of a family.
So the sewing theme got us to thinking about
Chrissa's Craft Studio set back from ye olde 2009.
Yeah, five years ago.
Anyone else as depressed by how fast time flies as me???
Chrissa's Collection seemed to us to be a product of combined
marketing decisions from about 2,009 AG committees.
So many ideas thrown into one pot: swimming, bullying,
poverty, homelessness, swimming again, parties, crafting,
scarves, pottery, Instant Messaging, more swimming, and then llamas.
I would have to be on (illegal) drugs to make up a
storyline involving all of those things.
"Chrissa can get creative with this craft studio:
A bowl that Chrissa’s father made
3 skeins of yarn and 2 knitting needles
A sketch book girls can use to doodle project ideas
A sewing machine that “turns on” at the push of a button
5 thread spools
A wooden sewing table with a drawer that opens and a bottom shelf for extra storage
A pin cushion
A tape measure
A caddy that holds pretend scissors and two pencils"
It was $78, just fyi.
Besides the sewing machine that "turned on" -- everything else
in this set seemed a little ho-hum, pretty snooze-worthy-phastic --
despite the fact that we love sewing supplies, craft supplies,
tables, tiny things, etc.
So we didn't buy this bad boy.
Our Generation offered a Sewing and Dressmaking Kit that
provided a few cool ideas for a Sewing Studio, including
the ironing board and iron that are necessary for sewing, well, anything.
But it is just too plasticky and pinky to purchase.
Though the scale is slightly better than Chrissa's set.
Maybe Isabelle will have a new Sewing Studio set we can get instead?
Is that too much to dream?
Is it too much to dream that it will made of much more
awesome then Chrissa's set?
I feel like I could make a better Craft Studio than Chrissa's
blindfolded, seasick, and out of supplies from Michael's Craft Store.
Anyone else holding their breath for great sewing/seamstress
stuff from Isabelle's Collection???
Her second book is called "Designs by Isabelle" --
so we can hope, right???