This is a stupendous gift for little girls! I was able to review the My Ribbon Barrette Maker from MYFBM.com , and it is really fun to create barrettes with. Both my younger daughters took turns designing barrettes. With the kit you receive several different ribbons, along with beads, the barrettes and your barrette maker.
|My Ribbon Barrette Maker.|
|Here is your work station.|
|The tray stores your supplies underneath.|
|See how nicely you can arrange the tray.|
|You attach the barrette to the holder.|
|Follow directions to start your ribbons.|
|Slowly weave the ribbon in the barrette.|
|Be sure to keep your ribbon tight. This one was a little too loose.|
|You can tell that this one is being kept tighter.|
|Once you are finished you remove the barrette.|
|Attach your beads.|
|Here is a finished product.|
These are really nice! Create Friendship Co. also has a My Friendship Bracelet Maker and a Friendship Bracelet Clipboard. The kits are really handy because the looms you work on holds the ribbons tight and keeps you organized. Once you have completed the ribbons, you just add your beads and you are ready to go! They look really pretty!
Do you know a girl who likes to create? Who enjoys barrettes and pretty things? My daughter loves to play dress up! And she loves to wear hair clips, bracelets rings, etc. when she goes out. Now, she can wear her own creations! What a perfect gift idea! Be sure to follow them on Twitter and "Like" them on Facebook!
About Crorey Creations (I love stories like this):
David Crorey, a retired automotive executive from the Detroit Market, spent 30+ years revolutionizing the automation process, figuring out a more efficient way to make cars using robotics. When his company was bought out by a European competitor he was able to take an early retirement at the age of 55. What he didn’t know then is that he was about to embark on the hardest, yet most fulfilling, work of his life.
How It BeganDavid’s lifelong philosophy has always been: “Give me an everyday problem and I’ll invent a solution.” His first product began just this way. He was installing drywall in his father-in-law’s basement and ran into a problem. The process of installing drywall was to first measure the location of the electrical boxes, put up the drywall, then re-measure. Both measurements must be exact or you were ripping down the drywall and starting over. He thought “there must be a better way… “ and that led to the first Crorey Creations product invention, the Blind Mark. The Blind Mark is a tool that uses magnets as method to identify the location of electrical boxes, making the process easy and error proof. This product has been featured as a Cool New Tool on the DIY Network, won the Handyman Seal of Approval and is sold nationwide at Home Depot stores.
The Big Idea – The Friendship Bracelet MakerIt’s simple yet brilliant. While babysitting his granddaughters, they asked David to make friendship bracelets with them. This is a trend that’s had a recent surge in popularity as moms teach their kids this age old tradition with a bit of nostalgia. Friendship Bracelets are seen all over TV, and Tweens everywhere are making them. The process of making them involves securing a knot (online instructions will tell you to pin to your pants or hold with a nail in the wall!) and keeping the strings in order while knotting the threads. After one experience with the grandkids, David decided their must be a better way! Crorey Creations was able to tap into some of the best talent in Detroit (engineers, graphic designers, website developers) who have unfortunately found themselves unemployed in this tough economy. After many engineered drawings, prototypes and focus groups we now have a perfected, patented product. My Friendship Bracelet Maker is the right product (Quality Toy in the coveted craft sector), at the right time (current trend..focused on the right target demo = TWEENS) at the right price (under $25) and has already been named Dr. Toy’s “Best Vacation Products” Winner for 2010. This product will have appeal beyond the US market and can be global in scope, as evident through online research of friendship bracelets.
The winner of this giveaway will be receiving their choice of either the My Friendship Bracelet Maker, Friendship Bracelet Clipboard, or the My Ribbon Barrette Maker.
Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive My Ribbon Barrette Maker for review purposes. All quotes are taken from the email or website of MyFBM.com. All thoughts and opinions are mine.