I signed up for Pinku's hair accessories swap and it instantly brought back memories of making these hair barrettes. When I was 12 they were all the rage, and you weren't one of the cool kids if you didn't have a couple of them in your hair. I remember going with my mom to Longs Drugs to buy the Goody barrettes and then to Flora-dec to buy the ribbon. I must have made at least a dozen in every possible color combination. Every morning I would spend an outrageous amount of time in front of the mirror trying to pin them just right so my head wouldn't look lopsided. I made these last night just for fun, because unless my swap partner is a pre-teen from the 80's she probably won't have much use for them in her hair.