Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Pookie Pack Review and GIVEAWAY!

I was thrilled when I was contacted by Carmen over at Pookie Town Designs for a blog review and giveaway!  I am always in the market for cute hair pieces that are affordable for my sweet Sophia Grace!!  

Pookie Town Designs stocks pinwheel bows, big, stacked bows, felt flower clips, baby headbands, ponytail streamers, appliqued onesies .... you name it, she can make it for your little "pookie!" :)

Here is a little info on the Etsy Shop owners:  

"We are a mother-daughter team who enjoys making things for little Pookies. Carmen (the daughter) is an (almost) 33 year old stay-at-home-mom to 3 small Pookies. She is the creator of Pookietown Designs and enjoys making bows, clips, ponytail streamers, and all manner of girly hair items. Margi (the mother) is a young-at-heart librarian and former owner of a scrapbook shop. She contributes gorgeous appliqued onesies to Pookietown. "

Carmen sent me a Pookie Pack full of adorable pieces to try out on my "pookie!"  

Top to Bottom, L to R: Petal Pookie Flower Clip, Mon Petit Baby Headband, Red  Preppy Pookie Pinwheel Bow, Pookie Posy Felt Hair Clip, and White Pookie Princess Bow (shown below)

Petal Pookie Flower Clip: Mounted on a single-prong alligator clip with a sparkly center.  It is great worn alone or on any headband or hat!  It runs about $5.00.

Mon Petit Baby Headband: Newborn-sized, although fits older babies as well.  As you can see in the picture below of the backs, it has a super-soft 5/8 in fold-over elastic to avoid marks on the head!  It runs $10.00.

Red Preppy Pookie Pinwheel Bow: 1 1/2 in grosgrain ribbon, hand-folded, hand-sewn, heat-sealed to prevent fraying, baked and lightly starched (to hold shape).  It has a chunky, French-knotted center and a non-slip grip for those girls with fine hair (make sure to request the non-slip grip)!  It is mounted on a partially-lined, single-prong alligator clip.  It also looks good alone or on any kind of headband or crocheted hat!  It runs $4.00.

Pookie Posy Felt Hair Clip: Mounted on a partially-lined, single-prong alligator clip, with a sparkly center!  Worn alone or with headband or hat!  It runs $5.00.

Pookie Princess Bow: 2 stacked bows, make like the red Preppy Pookie.  For extra stability, it is mounted on a double-prong alligator clip.  It runs $7.00.

Double-prong alligator clip (LOVE LOVE LOVE this feature)
Here is a picture with the white Pookie Princess Bow on my ALMOST 3 yr old Pookie!!  LOVE IT!

I didn't know if it would be too big, but I LOVE it!
My Review:  I was really impressed with the craftsmanship of these bows/clips!  You can tell they are all homemade with tons of TLC!  So often I find people that just buy pre-made bows from the store, slap an alligator clip on them, and sell them for 5x what they paid for them!   Carmen put a lot of time and effort into making these clips last through the normal wear and tear with a young girl!  

- I LOVE the double-alligator clip on the big bow.  It honestly makes the bow stay in her hair SO MUCH BETTER!  We always struggle to find bows that will stay in her thick, yet stick-straight hair!  

- The headband design is the best I have ever seen!  I love the felt circle covering to minimize or avoid marks on the head!  That is my biggest complaint with most headbands on the market today ... they always leave a mark on her head!

- Carmen's prices are VERY affordable!  I love it!!  I love that she has a variety of products at all ends of the "affordable" price spectrum!  

- The customer service is fantastic!  The bows came shipped in a nice size box to protect them from getting smashed!  I didn't have to reshape any of them!  A lot of this has to do with the excellent craftsmanship with the bows as well (heat-sealed, baked, and lightly starched).  

- Versatility: I love the fact each of these items can be worn in so many different combinations (hats, headbands, alone, etc).  I love that aspect!

Head over now and check out all the awesome products in her etsy shop!  HERE

Here is additional information from her shop: 

Welcome to Pookietown! We are adding new items all the time! LAST DAY FOR CHRISTMAS DELIVERY (most items) IS MONDAY, DECEMBER 12! Enter code pookietown at checkout for 10% off your entire purchase! If you see something you like but would prefer a different color or clip please contact me! We are more than happy to do custom orders! If you live near Goshen, Indiana and would like to arrange for local pick-up, contact me and I will give you a coupon code to reimburse your s/h costs.


WIN IT: Carmen has offered up a set of 3 Preppy Pookie Pinwheel bows (colors chosen by the winner!)

Links you will find helpful for the giveaway:
Go Green Go Long on Facebook
SGsMama on Twitter

This giveaway is open to the US and will end on Thursday Dec 15th at midnight so that the prize will be received before Christmas! :)  The winner will be drawn via random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be drawn. Please, no PO Boxes.

Disclaimer: I received this product free of charge. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not monetarily compensated for this review.

Pookie Town Designs Disclaimer: It's the buyer's responsibility to keep their Pookie safe!  These items contain small pieces that if broken off could pose a choking hazard.  While I take the utmost care to ensure the safety of my creations (I put my little girl in these too!) it's ultimately the buyer's responsibility to use caution and common sense when putting any hair accessory on their child.

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