Oh, look! It’s the new Rector of St. Barbara’s-By-The-Sea in Malibu! The brainchild of Julie Blake Fisher, who enjoys creating the Good Blonde Reverend’s vestments as a way to relax, we thought you would like her to accompany you through Holy Week.
Julie, we LOVE YOU!
Let’s get a closer look at that biretta:
Here, in Julie’s own words,
I am so delighted she gave you a giggle. She was very fun to make. I’d come home from those late nights at the church office and go into my sewing room and work on Barbie to relax. My husband (who is also a priest) would laugh himself silly whenever he looked at her. He liked the biretta the best – it just fits on the end of his finger.
I updated the pictures and added captions to them all for anyone who has questions about her.
I first made a basic version about two years ago for the children in my church to play with so they could learn all about vestments. A friend of mine saw her and wanted one, so when she got her own church recently and moved away to another state, I upgraded Barbie with additional items and sent her to my friend. I’ve kept patterns for everything I made, though, and I’m already making plans for Episcopal Priest Barbie: Cathedral Edition. Barbie is going to be become a bishop! I’ll also have other dolls to go with her – a deacon, a priest and an acolyte. At least one will be male, and they’ll all be racially diverse. (Barbie will be African-American as a bishop).
I am sure she would be thrilled and honored to be featured on your blog. Bless you, Peacebang, for your ministry of helping us all to glorify God through our professional image!
Julie, we’re warning you, WE ALL WANT ONE!!
Kiss of peace to you and Rev. Barbie, PB