Apr 19

Mr Nonsense

What a lot of Nonsense

What a lot of Nonsense

Mr. Nonsense lives in Nonsenseland, in a house on top of a tree. When asked why he sleeps in a rowing boat, the answer is “I tried sleeping in a motorboat and it was somewhat uncomfortable.”

Here is another Mr Man from my series of Mr Men, I now do about 6 or 7 different Mr Men and I think this one has just become my favourite as he is just a load of nonsense (like me). If you don’t know what he looks like click here for a photo.

I think I used 10 balloons to make him, a mixture of 11″ rounds, 6″ rounds, 160s and 260s. It took me a little while to get the hat/nose looking right and I even made his little spats.

For those of you who know me I am a serial blogger and I have a new small blog starting on Monday and lasting for just 40 days, It will end just before my 40th Birthday and the subject matter is all ME ME ME (but then I am allowed as it IS my 40th), It officially starts on Monday but you can see the first welcome post here - http://40thingsaboutrob.blogspot.co.uk/

 

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Apr 15

Orchids

Orchids

Orchids

The other day I showed you a goldfish that was shown to me by Graham Lee, well I have been playing around with the method he used to create that fish and I came up with these flowers which I think look like Orchids. What do you think? do they look like Orchids? or some other flower?

 

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Apr 12

Goldfish

2014-24 - Graham's FishA couple of weeks ago I attended a balloon event up near Leeds, it was a brilliant few days away. I am going to share some of the new designs I have learnt from Graham Lee, Daniel McCullough and David Crofts.

First is this Goldfish, it was the first thing that we had a go at making in the first day, its made from 2 x 260 balloons and a bit of white scrap for the eyes. Thanks to Graham for sharing it with us.

I had a great afternoon yesterday making balloon in Waterstones in Portsmouth, they have offered a home to the Snoopy and Mr Bump that I made recently so if your in the area pop in and check them out.

 

 

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Apr 10

Mr Bump

Mr Bump

Mr Bump

I have been trying to make a Mr Bump ever since I first made Mr Tickle last year, This design is not really that hard to make but I had some much more difficult methods in my mind which I just could not make work, in the end I settled for this design, its not exactly what I wanted him to look like but he is not too bad.

There are 4 raisin twists involved in making Mr Bump, plus some weaving for the bandages, I am fairly pleased with the new hand design, The Mr Men always have 4 fingers. Mr Bump now takes my Mr Man collection up to 4, the others are Mr Happy, Mr Tickle and Mr Small, Who shall I make next?

 

 

 

 

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Apr 09

Snoopy and Woodstock

Snoopy and Woodstock

Snoopy and Woodstock

Hello all, well its been a few weeks since I last posted anything so I am sorry about my lack of balloons on here, I have not forgotten you all I promise.

I am off to the Netherlands in May to meet some amazing balloon twisters at the United Twisters, I am really looking forward to meeting everyone, I recently had a request from Linda from the United Twisters asking if I would share my Snoopy balloon from last year (1st May 2013 – link), I started to work on making the design a bit more streamlined and easier to make when I eventually came up with this design instead. What do you think? I have put the original snoopy design below.

Snoopy is made from 6 balloons including hearts, rounds, 260s and 160s, Woodstock is made from just 1 balloon. I thought it would be great to do a Snoopy balloon as there is a Peanuts film coming soon (and it looks awesome too).

As I mentioned it has been a very busy few weeks for me, a couple of weeks ago I attended one of the Care & Share days that Graham Lee runs, It was great to meet up with everyone and learn lots of new designs from Graham, Daniel and David Crofts, thanks to everyone involved in making the days so much fun.

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The Original Snoopy

The Original Snoopy

 

Mar 19

My New Balloon Pump

2014-20 - My Balloon PumpI recently purchased a new balloon pump, It was originally plain white but I decided to decorate it to match my costume, this brings my pump collection up to about 10 I think, Yes I know that sounds a lot but most of them are old small pumps and I rarely use them any more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mar 07

Enchanted Carriage

Your Carriage Awaits

Your Carriage Awaits

I have been wanting to make this for what seems like ages and I had almost forgotten about it until a fellow twister reminded me about it (Thanks Alex). This Cinderella style carriage is the type of thing you might expect to see at a Disney wedding and I am sure I have seen photos of just that.

This carriage is made from various types of balloon, there is an 11″ round in the centre and then the rest is mainly 260s with some geo-blossoms for the wheels.

It appears that we might be getting a taste of summer this weekend which is exciting, whatever it is you do I hope its a good one, You can keep up to date with all the latest balloons and news by following MDB on facebook -https://www.facebook.com/MyDailyBalloon, you can also follow MDB a number of other ways
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Mar 04

Gift Flowers

Flowers

Flowers

Well it has been such a busy few weeks, I have not had much time to make many balloons recently. It was school holidays the other week which means I was busy working and then it was the worlds largest magic convention in Blackpool and now I am spending my time catching up with lots of various jobs I need to do.

I have managed to make this little collection of flowers recently, They are from a book I purchased recently and a great idea for a gift as you can put all kinds of different things into the base. Each flower is made from 4 balloons and the base acts as a nice weight for them (plus they are full of chocolate).

I have already given 2 of these away as presents to friends recently and everyone who received one has been delighted with them.

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Feb 26

Who you gonna call?

Slimer

Slimer

I was not planning on doing this one for a while but I recently heard the news that Harold Ramis passed away on Feb 24th, his best known acting role was in the Ghostbusters films where he plays Egon Spengler. So in memory of Harold Ramis I have made this Slimer from the Ghostbuster films.

This Slimer was designed by Dylan Gelinas from Portland, Oregon, USA. I purchased the tutorial from his online shop recently, It is an excellent model to make and my thanks go to Dylan for inventing such a great design. You can purchase your Slimer from Dylan by clicking this link - http://www.slightlytwistedballoons.com/store.html

I actually made a few changes to the original design, simply because I didn’t have the correct balloons in stock, I think he came out pretty good tho. I won’t say too much about him as you can go and purchase him for yourself from Dylans store.

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Who You Gonna Call?

Who You Gonna Call?

Feb 25

Stalled

Stalled

Stalled

Today I would like to share with you a zombie in a toilet, I know what you are thinking, he has finally gone totally mad, in actual fact I have been mad for years but the reason for this bizarre zombie outburst is to help celebrate the release of a fantastic new film om DVD and Blu-ray.

The film is called ‘Stalled’, it was created by and stars Dan Palmer. In the film Dan plays a janitor who gets trapped in a woman’s restroom and encounters an all-out attack by a horde of zombies (hence the zombie in a toilet).

Stalled can be purchased on DVD and Blu-ray from all good media stores such as HMV and Asda, it is also available from Amazon. This balloon creation is probably going to end up in HMV in Gunwharf Quays so if you head down there to buy your copy be sure to look out for this chap.

I am rather pleased with how my zombie came out, I have no idea how many balloons I used to build him but as a rough guess its around 30.

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