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Designer Creates Fashionable Dinner Bib for Mother, a Stroke Victim

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August 17, 2005

August 18, 2005 "No! My Mother is not wearing a giant baby bib," Joy Murphy repeated over and over when she tried to buy her mother an adult dinner bib. Murphy's Mother had suffered a stroke that left her paralysed on her left side and Mom had trouble keeping food in her mouth. The only adult dinner bibs on the market were just giant baby bibs. So she created fashionable adult dinner bibs for seniors. "I refused to buy the giant sized baby bibs," says Murphy. "They are too big, too ugly and too heavy. My Mother is not wearing a giant baby bib because she deserves something better, she deserves something stylish, fashionable and more dignified." So Murphy, a seamstress, designer and online entrepreneur went to work in her attic workshop and created fashionable dinner bibs for men and women called Aunt Joy's Fancy Bibs.

"There are lots of parents and loved ones who suffer the same dilemma as my mother and they deserve to dine with dignity. The elderly and disabled still want fashion and style and with my bibs that is exactly what they get," says Murphy.

For those who struggle with gift-giving for those really hard-to-buy-for loved ones the bibs are available in boxed gift sets.

"One size rarely fits all," states Murphy, "so we make all sizes from extra small to 2X and in styles for both men and women."

"I wanted a stylish and fashionable clothing protector that made dining out an enjoyable experience for my Mother, instead of an embarrassing event," says Murphy. "When you add a sweater or jacket over the bib, no one can tell it's a bib. Let's face it, a giant sized baby bib in a fine restaurant attracts unwanted attention. Just because my mother is elderly does not mean she forgot about style and dignity. Fancy Bibs gives her that dignity she deserves."

Aunt Joy's Fancy Bibs can be ordered online

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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