Saturday, July 24, 2010

Balloon Pretties

Why hello there! Ready to see some of the latest balloons? Hopefully you're reading because you do! First up here is a doll shown in three views. She was given to a young girl at her birthday party. She is quite large, you can see in the picture with myself...

Next is a fruit basket that I made for a friend who I work with, a Produce Specialist. Sadly he's moved away, but I couldn't resist making him this. (Hey, giving fruit baskets are usually the thing to do, isn't it? hehe) It went down well. It was a fun evening, managed a few rounds of pool which I always enjoy. Nearly won too! hehe My favourite item in the basket is the cherries. They have an uniflated 160 tulip twisted into some 160 scraps. Very cute! The other fruits are bananas, a red and green apple and purple grapes. The bananas and grapes are anchored to a pinch twist in the bottom of the basket with uniflated scraps, and that helps the other fruits to stay in place. The basket design comes from a lovely friend of mine, Crystal. A lovely and generous twister in the US of A.

Lastly, here is the latest balloon dress I made. I really like the end result, even though I was waiting on a balloon order that was delayed. I didn't get my balloons on time, but I did finish my dress. This one was made as an entry into the Royal Darwin Show, a wearable garment for $30 or less. This one features a fancy collar and three yellow balloon buttons. I really wanted to wear this dress as I like everything about it! The colour one of my favourite things. It is a new Qualatex colour, Wildberry. Likeable, isn't it? Qualatex is my favourite balloon brand for colours. I love that they have new ones coming out, and love it when they are pink!

The last balloon offering I have for you is a girl with a flower. I was inspired by the beautiful metallic fuschia balloon for Betallatex. It was one of many balloons received recently in my shipment from the US of A. The method of using a balloon geo for the base is from my friend Mark (Papa Balloon).

I'd like fo finish by saying how much I love all my balloon friends. Alas, I may never meet them but they have touched me and made me a better person, both with my balloons and as an individual. Thank you to all of you, I'm very lucky to know you all. Also thanks to new friends! Thanks Magic-Ian for your challenge of a balloon boat! Be sure to see it in my next post... Doesn't that sound like I've already made it?! haha well no, but it will happen!

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Busy Month Ahead

Sorry for the lack of updating! I've got plenty of news in my latest posting....

There have been a couple of things happening in my ballooning world lately! Let me get you up to speed on what has been the go...

The first is that I have an official website! Very exciting. I would love for you to visit, it is at and has been up for about 3 weeks now. Feels like longer! I would love for you to visit and let me know what you think!

I recently did balloons at Malak Family Day Care open day. It was actually a bit larger of an event that I had been anticipating, but all went down really well. A heart and flower wand that I recently developed appeared to be a hit for the afternoon. Really easy to make, and judging by the amount of requests, quite popular. I'm thinking of putting together a tutorial as it really is so easy and cute.

Speaking of tutorials, I have created another one for YouTube. Please check it out, and don't forget to leave a comment! It is on how to make a heart wand, however it is different to the one that I mentioned above.

One thing that I love about the month of July is that this is when the Show season happens! Soon will be Katherine Show, and then the weekend after that the one for Darwin. I have been asked if I would facilitate a balloon twisting workshop for kids at the Katherine Show, just need to get in contact with the powers that be.

Before the Katherine Show will be Katherine Tick Market and Mataranka Market which I will be attending this weekend. Please make sure you come and say hello if you are there! My talented mother will be doing facepainting also. It looks set to be a busy month of July!

PS... I am planning on making my 6th Balloon Dress as an entry into the Darwin Show. I'm looking for suggestions... should I try an anime-inspired dress, or rather something that just screams Pretty? Leave a comment with any thoughts!

Much love! xoxo


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