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.
What an adorable idea! He’s so cute and scrappy! Hey, Scrappy would be a great name for him! LOL!
That is such a funny idea! To use alternative materials for something else…love your scrappy balloon dog!!!
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.
It’s pretty close to “life-size”
I like that idea. My kids will probably second the name. lol
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.
So very adorable and such a great way to use up fabric scraps!
You are so friggin creative!
This is just the coolest dog ever!
OK that’s really cool, but can we talk more about you being a professional balloon twister. I’d like to hear that story!
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!
This is an adorable hoot!
lol, it certainly wasn’t what I thought I’d do when I grew up. 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:
Oh my goodness!! Those are insanely cool and you are so talented!! Wow! How long did that clown car balloon take to make?
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!!
The clown car really was awesome!