Fabric Balloon Dog

A friend posted an art challenge on her Facebook where each week she’d give a color and participants were to make something inspired by that color. This is what I made for the color blue. I am a professional balloon twister so I thought it would be fun to make a balloon dog from my fabric scrap pile. I made the sections as tubes, cinched and stuffed them then sewed them all together. Then I added little scraps of fabric over the surface to create a more “scrappy” look.

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What an adorable idea! He’s so cute and scrappy! Hey, Scrappy would be a great name for him! LOL!

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That is such a funny idea! To use alternative materials for something else…love your scrappy balloon dog!!!

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OMG… that’s epic! What a creative idea, to make a balloon animal out of fabric. I’m in love with it! Also, I was surprised to see the last picture, because I was thinking it was larger.

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It’s pretty close to “life-size” :laughing:

I like that idea. My kids will probably second the name. lol

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Thank you! I have actually seen a handful of “balloon dogs” made in everything from fabric to ceramics. I collect “balloon dog” sculptures so it seemed fitting to add one of my own design. :smile:

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So very adorable and such a great way to use up fabric scraps!

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Utterly adorable!

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It’s fun!

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You are so friggin creative!

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This is just the coolest dog ever!

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OK that’s really cool, but can we talk more about you being a professional balloon twister. I’d like to hear that story!

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This is fantastic! Did you use a pattern? Can you tell me where to find it? I have a friend in mind for one of these!

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This is an adorable hoot!

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lol, it certainly wasn’t what I thought I’d do when I grew up. :smiley: I learned how to twist balloons from a professional clown maybe 16 years ago. I also draw caricatures, as I learned those while in Las Vegas about18 years ago, I think.
Anyhow… To see that work, here is my Facebook page:

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Oh my goodness!! Those are insanely cool and you are so talented!! Wow! How long did that clown car balloon take to make?

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Lol. A couple of hours. I made it while watching a movie the night before it was needed. The customer was tickled. A group of them went dressed as clowns for a business function.

This is the best!! :heart_eyes:

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The clown car really was awesome!

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