Sunday, September 20, 2009

This week in ballooning

The day's Gone to the Cats...
What happened today? I went to the Cat Association's cat show today to make some balloons for young, and young at heart! It was a bit of a slow day, but I still kept myself busy twisting away! Anything donated went back as a donation to the Kitties. Something I did forget to do though was slip, slop, slap... so as a result I'm in a little pain...

.: Challenge Update:.
Thanks so much to Metanoia for challenging me to do a Dragon! I had some fun with the design, and this is how he turned out:

Keep your eye out for the next challenge if you think you have what it takes! ;) And I will still be doing that frog... Will be working on that one next!

Until next time... Twist on!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

What happened at Humpty Doo...

Today I had the pleasure of twisting balloons (not with Humpty Dumpty) at Humpty Doo! The purpose of today was to fundraise for the very worthy Woolworths Fresh Futures raising money for the local hospital children's ward.

Had a fun time twisting for the kids, not to forget some big kids too! Wasn't too busy but did manage to raise a decent amount from people's generosity. My faithful friend Corinna is a non-balloon twister (hey, I'm trying!) but is always there when I need her! She was sweet to accompany me today and help provide some comic relief. She took some photos for me... but still has my camera(!) so there will be pictures coming soon...

Here are some of the pictures from the day...

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Of Balloon Dresses and Pop Culture...

I like balloons. And I like dresses. So how much would I like balloon dresses? How long is a piece of string?
When I think back to what inspired me to make my first balloon dress, what comes to mind is some of the beautiful and awe-inspiring images of this website. And this is the website that helped to open many eyes into the world of balloon fashion.

What prompted me to actually create a dress was a class I am currently studying in VET (fashion design-- with actual fabric!) I'd had the strong urge as this time to try one and this presented a very good opportunity.
Here are images of my first ever balloon dress:

But from here I knew I wanted to try more. My next 'excuse' to create a balloon dress was to wear to a market. Not just any market but Mindil Beach Markets. Here are some images of that dress:

To the left you can see the finished dress which is more like a skirt.

To the right is my beautiful mother modelling the balloon hat.

The final chapter of balloon dresses concludes with the third creation:

Picture credits to Foolish Paul

This final dress was created in Sydney and worn at Supanova Pop Culture Convention 09. I wish the 'Pop' part alluded to balloons, yet more so the Popular culture side of things... Here's hoping to shake it up in 2010!

The next time that I have the chance to wear a dress created of balloons... I have a design inspriation in mind... watch this space!
.... to be continued?

Friday, September 11, 2009

Celebration... and CHALLENGE!


Hi! My name is Sonia, and I'm situated in Darwin, NT, Australia! If you're viewing this page, it is validation that I am successful in finally creating a website of sorts to showcase what I do with balloons. Hopefully it will be an insight for you into the world of balloon twisting, and that there might be something for everyone. Something for you!

For me, ballooning has developed from a fun hobby into something so much more, and I delight in sharing my skills with others. Whether you are looking for a special one-off creation, need a twister for a birthday or a special event; possibly in need of a balloon teacher, please keep an eye on my blog to learn more about how I can help you!

As the content develops, I will share with you many things, including events I have scheduled and new twists I might discover! I've started off by showing you some of my favourite designs which you can see to the side.

As this web log develops, I hope you'll return and help me share in the joys of Balloon Twisting!

And to Celebrate... <3

Have a Challenge Balloon for me? First person to leave a comment can request a design from me and I will give it my best go!*

*disclaimer: The design is for your viewing pleasure and instructions will not be given.


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