Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Showcase: Balloon Creations

Last week my sister-in-law and I had a girls night out.  We had a wonderful time together, visiting, and browsing a few local shops.  We went to Barnes & Noble and browsed the book selection, and on the way out spotted some neat little how-to kits.  I picked up one about balloon creations and immediately decided to buy it.  It may may seem like a crazy spur of the moment shopping purchase, but really, balloon creations are something I've been interested in learning for a while.  Anytime I see someone making them I think, "that doesn't look to hard, I really want to learn how. . ."  I'm just finally following through with it. 

So far I can make (fairly well) a flower, sword, doggy, bear, and giraffe.  I'm working on a poodle and a frog, and there are a few more difficult creations in the book that I am going to try to conquer once I get the hang of the easier ones.

I can think of so many ways this could be a blessing to others.  Making balloon creatures for children in the hospital, or making them and handing them out at the fair booth that our church does each year, or making them for a special activity at Megan's or Kyle's schools.   And well, my kids have already received tons of enjoyment out of my new little hobby.  That in itself is worth it!  Ok, so maybe I'm justifying a totally frivolous purchase, but honestly, I've had quite a bit of fun with it too!  I'm glad I bought it!

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shopannies said...

so super cool

Kalyn said...

Hey Melissa! I just gave you the Honest Scrap award on my blog. Thanks for writing! I really enjoy reading your posts!

Tiffany said...

That is so fun Melissa! What a great mommy you are. Your kiddos will really enjoy this, and now they can brag to all of their friends about your mean balloon art skills! {grin}

Karen said...

What child does not love balloons...I think this is an awesome thing to do!

Ana said...

I just stopped by to say you have a really cute blog!

Melanie said...

I think it would be so much fun to make these balloon creatures!

Thanks for visiting me last week on Thankful Thursday!