Wednesday, 21 August 2013

My Daily Balloon has moved

Hi all, My Daily Balloon has moved to an exciting to website with a fresh new look. I will still be uploading all the usual daily photos and much more. 

Visit the new site at www.mydailyballoon.com

21st August - Mushrooms

My Daily Balloon has now moved, you can still check this image out at http://www.mydailyballoon.com/21st-august-mushrooms/


Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Sunday, 18 August 2013

18th August - Hello Kitty

Let me ask you a question, how do you say hello to Hello Kitty? do you say hello Hello Kitty? and what if you are on first name terms with her? then you might just say hello Hello? I am just wondering what I would do if I bumped into her on the street one day. This Hello Kitty is made from 8 balloons (I did use some scraps), they are all 260s except for the ears and hair which are 160s.  

Big things are going to be happening to the My Daily Balloon website so keep a watch out for those changes soon.

I now have 3 tutorials available on MDB extra - http://mydailyballoonextra.blogspot.co.uk/, the cute bunny, the plane and now a dolphin. they are all available for free on the blog or you can purchase the PDF for a small fee. You can keep up to date with all the MDB news by clicking like on the facebook page at -https://www.facebook.com/MyDailyBalloon.



Saturday, 17 August 2013

17th August - Scout

It was months ago I was asked by someone to make a cub or scout, I have finally gotten around to it. This is how I used to dress when I went to the cubs all those years ago, I think I still have my little green cap and woggle somewhere. Hope you like it PJ and sorry it took me ages.

This Cub is made from 11 balloons, I started with the shorts and legs and then added the belt body and feet, next I made the head and added hair, and then the arms, finally I added the hands, hat and the little scarf. The sculpture is made entirely from 260s except for the yellow scarf which is a 160. 


I now have 2 tutorials available on MDB extra, the cute bunny and now the plane. they are both available for free on the blog or you can purchase the PDF for a small fee. You can keep up to date with all the MDB news by clicking like on the facebook page at -  https://www.facebook.com/MyDailyBalloon

Friday, 16 August 2013

16th August - Fish Ten

This is the 10th Fish I have made, I wasn't going to make any more for a while but then I decided to have a go at a fun competition in a balloon forum to make this exact fish and as I hadn't made him before I thought it would be good to have him as today's balloon.

He is the design of Stuart (aka Areyouhappydad) and I think he looks cool, he is made from just 2 balloons, a 5" round make up the body and lips, then a 160 make up the rest, thanks Stuart.

I now have 2 tutorials available on MDB extra, the cute bunny and now the plane. they are both available for free on the blog or you can purchase the PDF for a small fee. You can keep up to date with all the MDB news by clicking like on the facebook page at -  https://www.facebook.com/MyDailyBalloon



On another note I had a lovely message from Helen who followed the bunny tutorial on MDB Extra, she wanted a cute bunny for a little girls birthday and this is what she came up with, thank you Helen, I LOVE the hutch, you have put so much work into this, its all the little extras which make it so good.



If you want to send me photos of your versions of any of my balloons then I would love to see them and I can feature them on my blog like I did with Helen's, send any photos to robbieaibm@live.co.uk or message me on the facebook page.




Thursday, 15 August 2013

15th August - Miffy

Here is Miffy, she is the little rabbit created by the Dutch artist Dick Bruna, This sculpture is based on one by the Korean balloon artist Hyun-Gu Park, thank you for the inspiration. - http://www.balltoon.com/. Miffy is made from 6 balloon, the head is an 11 inch round balloon, the ears arms, legs and body are 260s and the pink and neck balloon are 160s. 

I now have 2 tutorials available on MDB extra, the cute bunny and now the plane. they are both available for free on the blog or you can purchase the PDF for a small fee. You can keep up to date with all the MDB news by clicking like on the facebook page at -  https://www.facebook.com/MyDailyBalloon

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

14th August - Meerkat

This Meerkat is based on a design by the amazing Twistina, I saw this a while ago and stored it in my brain to use later on, I have made it slightly different to Twistina's, there is a lot more detail in her design and I changed the neck and feet to make it easier for me. Thanks for the inspiration Twistina - http://www.twistina.co.uk

This meerkat is made from 6 balloons, 2 x 260s make up the body, thighs and most of the face, the eyes are a scrap of a 260 and the rest of the balloons are 160s. 

On another note, I have created a new sister blog to My Daily Balloon, its called My Daily Balloon extra and it is where you will find any tutorials and extra hints and tips. At the moment there is just one tutorial for a rabbit and you can find it at - http://mydailyballoonextra.blogspot.co.uk/

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Tuesday, 13 August 2013

13th August - Ellie the Labrador

This balloon is based on Ellie, a lovely Labrador who attended Chris and Amy's wedding, Ellie was amazinly well behaved and she is such a wonderful dog, I had been thinking of making Ellie into a balloon and then I had a message from her mum asking if I could do it, how could I resist?

Ellie the Balloon Labrador is made from 7 balloons, the muzzle is made from a 350, the tail is a 160, the rest is made from 260 balloons. You can keep up to date with all the latest news and sculptures by heading over to Facebook -www.facebook.com/mydailyballoon and hitting the 'like' button, then feel free to share it with your friends.





Monday, 12 August 2013

12th August - Simple Aeroplane

I am often asked to make planes and this is a rather simple and very quick plane I make, it is made from 3 balloons (4 if you include the clear one that) and if your in a real rush you can leave off the propeller and make it even faster but I don't like to do that too often.

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Sunday, 11 August 2013

11th August - Flower Face

This is an idea by Antonio Becarus, I saw him a few months ago and thought this was a clever and cute idea and a great way to use up all your scraps of balloon, there are actually 11 balloons being used here but 6 of those are scraps of left over balloon. I mainly used 260 balloons for this design, the only 2 which are not 260s are the main part of the pot which is a 360 and the base which is a Geo blossom.

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Saturday, 10 August 2013

10th August - Wolverine Claws

I went to see the new Wolverine film the other night, the best thing about the entire film was the post credit sequence, Its actually the only thing I remember about the whole film, I did thoroughly enjoy it but just think the 2 minutes of extra footage at the end was the best bit. Anyway I was inspired to make these Wolverine claws, I had a go with a few designs and was not too happy but eventually found a YouTube tutorial for these ones here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idgqo61r-dg.

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Friday, 9 August 2013

9th August - Water on the Brain

Here is a fishy on a hairband blowing bubbles (the fish is blowing bubbles, not the hairband), He is made from 5 balloons, I wanted the base to be 2 colours but I could have made that out of just 1 balloon if need. You can keep up to date with all the latest news and sculptures by heading over to Facebook -www.facebook.com/mydailyballoon and hitting the 'like' button, then feel free to share it with your friends.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

8th August - Scooter

This Scooter is another one I have seen Graham make on his balloon forum, it is made from 13 balloons (I seem to make a lot of my sculptures from 13 balloons for some odd reason). I like the little ribbons coming from the handles and the wheels look wheely good (doh).

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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

7th August - Merman

This little Merman is based on a design by Cody Williams, Cody made a merman based on the character 'Gil' from the children's TV show 'Bubble Guppies'.    Now I have never heard of the Bubble Guppies and I am not too sure if we get it here in the UK, maybe its on some random sky channel? anyway, I liked the design but ended up making a few changes, I had to change the body as I didn't have any the balloons Cody used and I changed the tail just because I preferred a different style.

Thanks for the design Cody, he is brilliant. He is made from 6 balloons, a mixture of 160s and 260s. You can keep up to date with all the latest news and sculptures by heading over to Facebook -www.facebook.com/mydailyballoon and hitting the 'like' button, then feel free to share it with your friends.


Tuesday, 6 August 2013

6th August - Heart

I had such a nice weekend its such a shame for it to be over, on Saturday 2 of my friends got married and I was the best man, it was such a nice occasion and it was amazing to see 2 people so happy together, after that I was inspired to make this heart for them, This is a design I saw Graham make on his balloon forum and this is the first time I have made it, I am very pleased with how it came out. 

The heart is made from 5 x 260 balloons, it looks really complicated, in actual fact once you get started and see the individual components that make it up its not too bad. If you would like instructions on how to make this then ask me and I will send you a link.  You can keep up to date with all the latest news and sculptures by heading over to Facebook -www.facebook.com/mydailyballoon and hitting the 'like' button, then feel free to share it with your friends.


Monday, 5 August 2013

5th August - Star Wand

Just a quick one today as I have had a busy weekend and day today. Its a wand with a star on it, perfect for any little fairy princess, made from 2 x 160 balloons. 

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Sunday, 4 August 2013

4th August - Diplodocus

This is a rather simple Diplodocus, for some reason I seem to remember the Diplodocus being renamed or something but I just googled him and he seems to still exist (well not actually exist as they are extinct, but you know what I mean). he is made from just 2 balloons, both of them 260s and he takes just a few minutes to make. 

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Saturday, 3 August 2013

3rd August - Bride

Its Chris and Amy's wedding day today and I have the privilege of being one of the best men and official photographer for the day, I was going to make a bride and groom but I have not gotten around to making the groom yet and I thought the bride was more important (besides Chris has already had a balloon made for him on March 14th)

This Bride is made from 13 balloons, mainly 260s but there are a few 160s thrown in there too for the head dress and arms and flowers. I would like to wish both Amy and Chris a wonderful wedding day, I hope they have an awesome future together.

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Friday, 2 August 2013

2nd Aug - Mouse

This has to be the easiest balloon sculpture I make, it takes seconds and its handy if you have a 4000 children with just 5 mins left to make everyone a balloon (OK I exaggerate), Its just made from the 1 x 260 balloon and starting with an un-inflated balloon I can make them in about 9 seconds with a further 7 seconds to draw the eyes on, so that's a total of 16 seconds. OK so I don't actually like speed ballooning but it does get me out of some sticky situations.


Thursday, 1 August 2013

1st August - Feathered Hat

This hat (or is it a fascinator?) is the type of thing you would see at Ascot on Ladies day (I imagine, I have never really taken much notice). It is made from 4 balloons, an 11" for the main part, a 260 for the white bit and then 2 x 160s for the feathery bits. You can keep up to date with all the latest news and sculptures by heading over to Facebook -www.facebook.com/mydailyballoon and hitting the 'like' button, then feel free to share it with your friends.



Wednesday, 31 July 2013

31st July - Jet Plane

I am away for a few days in Wales and I saw one of these fly over head yesterday, it's a jet plane, made from 2 x 260s for the plane and another clear balloon for the base and cockpit.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

30th July - Mini Monkey

Awwww its a cute little monkey, his body and head sit at just 5 inches tall but his tail makes him around 10 inches tall, I love little sculptures like this, they make people go, "ahhhhhhhhhhhhh"

Mini Monkey is made from 2 x 160 balloons, he is very quick to make and the kids love him/her (depending on eyelashes). You can keep up to date with all the latest news and sculptures by heading over to Facebook -www.facebook.com/mydailyballoon and hitting the 'like' button, then feel free to share it with your friends.




Monday, 29 July 2013

29th July - Mouse Ears

I made bunny ears the other day which inspired me to have a go at making mouse ears, I ended up making a few of these at a party recently and they are really popular. These ears are made from 4 balloons, they are 2 round 5" balloons and 2 x 260 balloons, they are then attached to a hairband. You can keep up to date with all the latest news and sculptures by heading over to Facebook -www.facebook.com/mydailyballoon and hitting the 'like' button, then feel free to share it with your friends.


Sunday, 28 July 2013

28th July - Tweetie Pie

"I tawt I taw a putty tat" - Here is Tweetie Pie, the rival of Sylvester the Cat, this sculpture is from a youtube video by Cody Williams and you can find that here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPGArb3ssKE.

Tweetie Pie is made from 4 x 260 balloons and I think he looks really cute so thanks for sharing the video with us Cody. You can keep up to date with all the latest news and sculptures by heading over to Facebook -www.facebook.com/mydailyballoon and hitting the 'like' button, then feel free to share it with your friends.



Saturday, 27 July 2013

27th July - Bunny Ears

Here are some bunny ears on a hairband, easy to make and it only uses 2 balloons, they are a grey 260 and a white 160, it is simple to make and looks really cute. This is the first photo with my new camera as well, I was having so many problems with my last one so decided to take the plunge and get a new one.

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Friday, 26 July 2013

26th July - Crown

After making a royal baby with a crown earlier this week I was inspired to make a bigger wearable crown, It is made from 8 balloons, 

I actually made the 6 little round jewel bubbles first out of a 260 and put them to one side, next I inflated 6 gold 260 balloons and weaved them together and joining them at the too, a round balloon was next and that was given a tulip twist and secured into place, finally I used the remainder of the gold balloons to make the cross and then I added the little red jewels around the base.

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Thursday, 25 July 2013

25th July - Thomas the Tank Engine

Its Philip's birthday today, he is my nephew and earlier in the year he requested a Thomas the Tank Engine, I did make a more simple Thomas back on March 20th but I wanted to do a more complicated one today. I hope you have a very happy birthday Phil.

This Thomas is made from 13 balloons, I started with the face which is a 5" round and a bit of white balloon for the nose, I then added an inner core (which you cant see) from a 350, the main tank and funnel were next, they are a 260 and a 160 and then cane the red 160s around the base, the cab and roof came next and finally I added the wheels and artwork on the face.

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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

24th July - Mr Tall

There is a Birthday to celebrate today, its the birthday of Sean Lobban (aka The Amazing Mister Tall). Sean is a balloon modeller and I have ballooned with him on many occasions. To help celebrate Sean's birthday I have made Mr Tall from the Mr Men books, Happy Birthday Sean.

Mr Tall here is made 5 balloons, I made his body first from a round balloon and put in 2 raisin twists for the arms which are a 160, the legs are also a 160 and are joined onto the knot in the round balloon, his feet are a 160 and the base is a sand filled round balloon.

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

23rd July - Baby Prince

After the arrival of a new royal baby yesterday I felt I needed to mark the occasion with this, the first official photograph of the new royal baby, may I introduce our future king, King Kevin the first.

Weighing in at just 4 ounces (most of the weight is sand in the base balloon) he is made from 14 balloons, a mixture of 350s, 260s and 160s, I do like the gold balloons on the crown and on his rattle/sceptre, if your interested, the red balloon on the crown is a heart, it makes quite a nice shape.

Anyway, my congratulations goes to the real royal couple and their family, I don't think they are regular viewers of My Daily Balloon but if they do happen to look in, please do say hi. You can keep up to date with all the latest news and sculptures by heading over to Facebook -www.facebook.com/mydailyballoon and hitting the 'like' button, then feel free to share it with your friends.


Monday, 22 July 2013

22nd July - Tulip Twist on a Straw

I saw someone do this the other day and I just had to have a go, it is a tulip (or apple) twist with a straw going right through the middle, I had no idea how this was done when I first saw it but I kind of figured it out and I am pleased with the result. No prizes for guessing how many balloons I used here.

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Sunday, 21 July 2013

21st July - Bird Brained

I am into the idea of hairbands at the moment and have been playing around with them a lot, here is a bird hairband made almost entirely from 160s except for his beak which was a bit of left over scrap balloon from a 260.

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Saturday, 20 July 2013

20th July - Monster

I am still in Monster mode here and the idea for this little monster was given to me by Nikki the magic lady, It was made from 3 balloons and a bit of scrap, 1 x 260 for the main body and head, a 160 for the arms and another 160 for the horns, the bit of scrap was for the eyes,

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Friday, 19 July 2013

19th July - Two Hundred

Today marks the 200th day of 2013 and my 200th balloon sculpture, I wanted to do something a bit more spectacular but its currently the last week of school so I am spending the week doing school shows, also its the hottest summer EVER and my sculptures are not really playing ball in these temperatures, the room I usually make balloons in reached over 40 degrees Celsius recently so at the moment my sculptures are short and hopefully sweet. Anyway, thanks for continuing to follow my balloons and if anyone would like to help me celebrate by sharing My Daily Balloon with their friends then I would appreciate that a LOT.

This Sculpture would normally be made from 7 balloons, however I cheated and made it from just 3 and a little scrap of balloon, I first made the number 2, then used a scrap to join it to a geo base, then I photographed it on the bench and took it to bits, next I made a lilac 0 and fixed it to the same geo base, then I photographed it on the bench twice in different places, finally I imported all the pictures into photoshop and joined them all together to look like 1 picture, finally I changed the colour of the last 0 to make it look different and removed all the back ground colour to make all the numbers stand out.

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Thursday, 18 July 2013

18th July - Lightning Bolt to the Head

I made this the other day at a party after someone asked me to make a sculpture, they wanted anything that I had never attempted to make before, I was standing thinking about what I could make and I initially thought about a light bulb on a hair band but then the lightning bolt idea hit me and that is what I made, its made from 2 balloons, both 260s.

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

17th July - Monster Eyes Two

Here is another Monster eyes hairband, I originally just had the purple balloon on there and imagined they were ears but now I have added the eyes I think they have become wings, in fact I think it looks like a stingray or something, the thing with ballooning is that sometimes you start out making 1 thing and by the end it comes out as something totally different.

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013

16th July - Singin' In The Rain

Its Jenny's Birthday today and she is a big musicals fan and a huge fan of Singin' in the Rain (its one of my favourites too), Here is Gene Kelly singin' in the sunshine today. Happy Birthday Jenny xxx

This sculpture is made from 23 balloons, The Lamp post is made from 11 and the rest make up Gene, I started with the lamp post on this model, making the main stem and base first, there is a hidden weighted balloon weighing it all down and then I added all the rings and the lamp at the top, next came Gene, he is similar to my other people models but I shrank him in size a little as I wanted the lamp post to tower over him.

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Monday, 15 July 2013

15th July - Simple Tiger

This Tiger is very similar to my simple lion, this one has stripes though, its very easy to make, a few pinch twists and normal twists and you have a tiger, it takes longer to draw the stripes on than it does to make the balloon.

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Sunday, 14 July 2013

14th July - Monster Eyes

With the new Monsters University film being released soon I wanted to do some monster related balloons, here are some monster eyes to wear on your head to the cinema (to annoy the person sat behind you). It is made from 3 balloons, 1 x 160 and 2 white round balloons. 

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Saturday, 13 July 2013

13th July - Chain

Its an easy one today as I have a really busy day of shows. I have made this chain a few times recently in various lengths and colour for different things, Its great to add to a decoration, or to use it at a party to attach things to. it can be made in 1, 2, 3 or 4 colours and is either made from 2 or 4 balloons, this one is 2 balloons.

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Friday, 12 July 2013

12th July - Bunny Five

I originally was meant to do another balloon for a friend today but I am currently away and it's a bit difficult to do so I will do that balloon design soon. Have I really done 4 rabbits all ready this year? yes I have and I expect I have more to come as well. This rabbit is made from just 2 balloons (or 1 and a scrap of black), they are both 260s and its pretty easy to make taking a couple of minutes, I think it looks a lot more life like than some of the other rabbits I have made so far this year.

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Thursday, 11 July 2013

11th July - A Tail of Another Snail

On Monday I made a snail based on a design by Graham, today I am featuring another snail with a slightly different shell design, its not quite as stable as the one I made on Monday but I like the look of this shell. He is made from 4 balloons, 1 x 260 for the shell, another 260 for the body, a scrap for the eyes and another 260 for the antlers.

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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

10th July - Flower Hairband

I have been playing with hairbands a bit recently after purchasing a load from Roger at a recent balloon event, this one is made from 4 balloons (and a hairband). The balloons are all 160s. You can keep up to date with all the latest news and sculptures by heading over to Facebook -www.facebook.com/mydailyballoon and hitting the 'like' button.




Tuesday, 9 July 2013

9th July - Telephone Box

Its Sharon and Sean's 25th Anniversary today and to help them celebrate I have made them a telephone box (they have their reasons), This phone box is made from about 29 balloons, mostly 260s but with 2 x 160s at the very top, I started making it last night and finished it this morning, the last thing I put on was the little heart at the top. Happy Anniversary Sharon and Sean.

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Monday, 8 July 2013

8th July - A Tail of Two Snails

This week I am going to make 2 snails, for a while now I have seen Graham making a rather brilliant snail, he usually makes it at his balloon events and I really liked the look of it, so today I have tried to replicate Graham's snail. Later in the week I will be featuring another snail, it is very similar to this snail except I have made a slight change to the design of the shell, watch out for that on Thursday. 

This snail is made from 4 balloons (or 3 and a scrap) I used a blush 260 for the body and a lime 360 for the shell, another 260 was used for the antenna and the scrap was for the eyes. You can keep up to date with all the latest news and sculptures by heading over to Facebook -www.facebook.com/mydailyballoon and hitting the 'like' button.





Sunday, 7 July 2013

7th July - Loch Ness Hairband

While at a recent balloon event I purchased some hair bands, I have never made a balloon hair band before and wanted to give it a go, I saw a few hair band designs made at the balloon event including one made by the multi award winning balloon modeller Colin which was similar to this head band design.

My Loch Ness hairband is made from 3 balloons, I started by creating the blue water from a 260 using a similar technique to the pinch line technique except I only used 1 balloon rather than 2. The monster is made from a 160 and his little Scottish hat is a scrap of a 260.

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Saturday, 6 July 2013

6th July - The Altea Rose

I made some roses last week but I much prefer this rose, it is called the Altea rose, invented by Antonio Becarus and named after his home town in Spain, I really like the look of this and I was so pleased that Antonio shared it last week at a balloon event, thanks Antonio

It is made from 3 balloons, all of them are 160s however you can make it with any sized balloons, in this version I used 2 for the flower and 1 for the stemYou can keep up to date with all the latest news and sculptures by heading over to Facebook -www.facebook.com/mydailyballoon and hitting the 'like' button.





Friday, 5 July 2013

5th July - Hummingbird

I was surfing the internet wondering what to make and I came across this Youtube video from Becky Thompson - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJnbzXLjVac, Becky was unsure as to whether a hummingbird has a tail, they do indeed have beautiful colourful tails which they use for balance while hovering, so I gave mine a bit of a different tail to the one Becky makes. This hummingbird was made from 5 x 160 balloons (the flower was another 2).

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Thursday, 4 July 2013

4th July - Rosette

Well Its just a quick one today, I have had such a busy day and I didn't really get home until well after 11pm, and just finished making this as my clock hit midnight (phew, no pumpkins for me). I wanted to do something for American Independence Day today, I know I have a fair few viewers from the USA so I wanted to wish them all a very happy holiday and make a red, white and blue rosette (it occurred to me that this might look like something political, it was not intended to be, I just want to wish you all a happy holiday).


Wednesday, 3 July 2013

3rd July - Caterpillar Two

Here is another caterpillar, direct from the Welsh countryside. I wanted to practice the pinch twist method shown to me by Antonio Becarus last week, this caterpillar uses 4 x 260 balloons, 2 for the body, 1 for the antenna and 1 for the eyes (I actually used a scrap piece for the eyes)

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

2nd July - Simple Butterfly

A couple of friends recently had a go at balloon modelling, one of then was asked to make a butterfly and I ended up recommending this one, it is made from 2 balloons and is fairly quick to make.

I am away camping at the moment and I am uploading this from a farm near the Welsh border, fingers crossed it all works, I have faith in the technology.