This minion is similar to the minion I made before, but this one is much larger. (First time I used a 646 balloon!) It is based on unicaw89′s design, with a few small modifications. I also gave it black gloves, and a flower and a heart balloon to hold.
Happy Birthday Susan! 🙂
Congrats to the Boston Red Sox, 2013 World Series Champions!
We’ve had many long nights of exciting baseball. Thanks for a great season!
Here’s Wally the Green Monster, who I made while watching Game 6 last night. He’s composed of a mix of 350, 260, and 160 balloons.
We brought Wally to the Boston Red Sox Rolling Rally and saw all the Red Sox players on the Duck Boats! Wally got the attention of a number of kids and got some photos taken of him. (One toddler kept calling him Elmo!) What a fun event on a beautiful day!
Everybody loves Elmo! Especially those toddlers!
I’ve made Elmo a few times before – a little differently each time. The head I usually make the same way. The body I make differently depending on how much time I have. Here I’ve used a 5-bubble body, and made the arms and legs separately. Or make the arms/legs using simple loop or link twists, and one bubble or a 3-bubble roll-through for the body.
Even if you haven’t seen the movie “Despicable Me yet,” you’ve probably seen these little yellow minion creatures around.
This minion balloon is based on unicaw89’s design. I made a few modifications and used smaller balloons – a 350 for the head, 260s for the arms and legs, and 160s for the overalls. I made the eye/goggles a little differently – I used a white 350 scrap and a black 260 scrap to make the eyeball, using something like a tulip twist/link. I wrapped an uninflated gray 350 around the eyeball, and tied an uninflated black 350 to the back of the eyeball for the band.
Next time, I’ll give the minion some black gloves.
Happy Birthday Jeremy!
My niece is really into princesses, and so for her birthday this year, I made her a Princess Belle. Last time I made Snow White.
I made this balloon based on unicaw89’s Princess video. He even includes a rose in a glass jar balloon, but I was running short on time.
To make this balloon, you’ll need 3 yellow 260s and scrap 350 for the dress, a blush 350 scrap for the head, a brown 260 for the hair, and a blush 160 (or 260) for the arms and legs. I added a pink sash and hair bow with a pink 160. I made the shoes/feet a little differently from what is seen in the video – I used a 160 yellow scrap for the shoes. The legs are not too much longer than the dress, and so this balloon is pretty stable and can stand on its own. The dress is made using a pretty neat flower weave, as you’ll see in the video.
Congrats to one of my former teammates Al on his retirement! Al was one of the original people who built the very successful software product that I’ve been working on. I made this for his last day at work. Thanks for everything and best wishes!
The design of this balloon is similar to the balloon I made of my friend Christian, except that I drew in the eyes instead of using balloon eyes. I also made a 4-bubble body instead of a 3-bubble body. You might notice the tie is made with a 260 balloon instead of a 160 balloon. And I gave him a right hair part.
Here’s a red car balloon for my nephew that I decorated to look like “Lightning McQueen” from Pixar’s movie “Cars.” I made this based on Yonaimy’s video.
To make this balloon, you’ll need one red 260 for the car frame, a white 260 (or just a scrap if you don’t want to make it a bracelet), and a black 260 scrap for the wheels. Then draw the face, headlights, and any other car decorations you’d like to add.
[ Yonaimy’s video ]
It’s Baby Mickey!
I made this balloon for a baby shower. (Congrats Tses!) Mickey Mouse was one of my favorite childhood characters – baby Mickey seemed appropriate for a baby shower!
To make this balloon, I used a blush 260 for the face, black 260 for the head/ears, blue 260 for the body/legs, and white 160 for the hands/arms. I also used a black marker and white paint pen to draw in the eyes, and a pink marker for a little pink on the cheeks.
Elmer’s Painters Paint Marker
Medium tip, white
Here’s Hello Kitty again! (See my Hello Kitty last post.) This time, I made her limbs a little shorter and gave her a flower.
Hello Kitty’s real name is actually Kitty White, and she was born in 1975 in the suburbs of London. Did you know she also has a twin sister named Mimmy, who wears her bow on the other side? Or that Hello Kitty is worth 5 billion dollars a year (as of 2010)?
This balloon isn’t too hard to make, but it requires a lot of knot tying (and more knots take more time.) I counted nine knots, plus two knots for the flower, plus a raisin twist. (Because you don’t use the entire balloon, you have to detach/cut off the unused portion of the balloon and tie a knot.) There are a few pinch twists as well, which may be a little more difficult for newer twisters. But it’s a fun one to make!
Happy Birthday Angela!
Boston is a wonderful city with great people. It’s also quite a transient city, with people coming and going for educational and professional opportunities. Now, it’s time again to bid farewell to one of our friends. Good luck and best wishes to you in your new job and all future endeavors, Christian! Boston will miss you – be sure to visit!
As you can see, the balloon person is dressed business casual with a blue shirt, gray tie, and black dress pants. Someone suggested to give the balloon person large biceps, as Christian’s pretty buff. 🙂 (BTW, can anyone guess what restaurant we’re in front of?)