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Balloon Chit Chat / electric pump
« on: March 30, 2014, 10:05:06 PM »
Hi... How much is this pump? I'm too looking for a new pump. Thanks

Balloon Chit Chat / I've been out of the loop for awhile!!!
« on: February 02, 2014, 09:19:09 PM »
Hi All, I've let life get the better of me and I've not been going on the Forum for months and thanks to Graham's email recently it reminded me that you guys are here! I've got a few new projects going on within my business so they've kept me busy. I'm back now and looking forward to seeing what you all have been up to!!!

Picture Gallery / One balloon Parrot and Dog/Tiger
« on: October 12, 2013, 10:38:49 AM »
Really? 1 balloon huh? It looks so cool though!

Picture Gallery / Another Batman
« on: October 04, 2013, 05:31:19 PM »
Awesome job. He's well chuffed!

Welcome / Hello!
« on: September 20, 2013, 01:11:55 PM »
And so the journey begins!!! Soon you will have your own balloon room! Welcome John... This is a great place to seek inspiration and share. You'll love it!

Very informative. Thank you!

Picture Gallery / Hawaiian theme
« on: September 07, 2013, 09:28:11 PM »
Awesome work!

Picture Gallery / My sheep
« on: August 08, 2013, 06:26:27 PM »

Balloon Chit Chat / Full day twisting!!
« on: August 06, 2013, 11:34:55 AM »
Hand out tickets.....The best way to end a line, I find. I start handing out 20 tickets about 3/4 hr before I'm due to finish. Works every time!

Balloon Chit Chat / Bring Back The Scrap Heap Challenge
« on: August 05, 2013, 09:22:56 PM »
Don't know what it is, but looks great! I use my scraps for earrings, bracelets and hair ties and soon I'll be making pictures. I.e. Instead of using paint I'll use my balloon scraps.

Balloon Chit Chat / Full day twisting!!
« on: August 04, 2013, 07:42:44 PM »
Well Done Millie! This will sure keep you young! Make sure you wear comfortable shoes..... And give yourself a pat on the back ..... Twisting for that long is not easy.

Balloon Chit Chat / Balloons ?
« on: July 26, 2013, 10:28:42 PM »
They create smiles! That's what I love about them!

Balloon Chit Chat / Motorbike/Car wheels
« on: July 23, 2013, 10:19:27 PM »
Did you see this Graham? What a great idea!


Interview a "Balloon Chat" Member / JazzyJ Interview 22/29th July
« on: July 23, 2013, 01:31:32 PM »
Thank you. It was fun to create.

Interview a "Balloon Chat" Member / JazzyJ Interview 22/29th July
« on: July 23, 2013, 11:24:41 AM »
Here's some more questions I've answered.......

8, What’s your favourite thing to make at the moment?
Any design that requires stuffing a balloon within another balloon. I prepare these at home and when I pump them up the crowd goes wild! Such as the Alien with a space helmet. I love the cute penguin the most and also crazy hats!

9, What is the most asked for model?
The penguin

10, What do you tend to do more of if stuck in the 'balloon production line' model?
The sword. Then a turtle bracelet.

11, Who is your market aimed at?
Everyone and anyone, who wants face painting and balloon twisting at their event. My friends always invite me to their houses, because they know I'll bring my balloons!

12, What kind of work do you do mostly - parties? Corporate? Etc
I do a mixture of both really. I think it's because I provide face painting as well.

13, What is your favourite/ideal gig to do?
A birthday party that I do year after year and watching the child grow from a little toddler to a young child!

14, What irritates you most at a gig?
Pesky little children with no manners and say rude words. I've been known to put them in their place. I won't be spoken to in a rude manner.

15, How do you book yourself?
Both by word of mouth and my website:

16, What’s the biggest thing you’ve ever made?
I don't make big sculptures but I'd love to give it a try!

17, What has been your proudest achievement in our wonderful world of twisted latex?
That would be, being able to work alongside my son. It has brought us closer and being a young teenager I feel we are more connected. We love jamming together.

18, What advice would you give to someone starting out, or wanting to increase their business?
Just go for it! Create a portfolio of your designs, and carry your business cards everywhere. Anyone and everyone can benefit from our balloons, so you never know! We are lucky that we don't target a certain clientele. The local plumber may have kids, give them a card. Aim to add to your portfolio often and keep learning.

19, What road in latex do you see yourself taking in the future?
My next goal is to get into balloon decor. I helped a friend out and said to myself I'll never do that but then recently I feel it's the next step. I have an eye for colour and design and I feel I can excel in this area.

20, What is your personal goal when you set off to work? Is it money or to entertain etc?
To make lots of happy smiles and laughter! The money is good, as we need to eat, but it's become my passion! Admittedly, I'm not very good a learning complicated designs as my customers don't want complicated designs, but I do like to add to my repertoire every now and then. Sometimes simple is good.

21, What are your balloon goals for the future?
To make balloon dresses and balloon decor.

22, If you could start all over again, would you change anything?
I wished I had started this journey earlier.

23, How would you like the future of balloon modelling to develop?
I would like to open people's eyes in believing that balloon entertainment is a great way to help people relax and have a good time.

24, Who's the most famous person you have made a balloon creation for?
Tony Laffan, an Hypnotist and Magician. I made a lootle of himself.

25, How do you keep the enthusiasm going & what still excites you about our great world of latex?
I guess I'm still new to the whole Latex business, but I guess the amazing ness of what these balloons can really do. I believe: A stranger is no longer a stranger when you give them a balloon.

26, What inspires or is your thought process in coming up with a new design
Simplicity yet the wow factor. I don't have time for complicated designs so I go for simple.

27, Who would you like to work with dead or alive? Oh that's a hard one. I would have loved to have worked with the late and amazing David Grist. I also think Don Caldwell would be a scream!

28, What makes you laugh? Making silly hats for the older crowd! And also, my 10 year old son.. He's a character!

Well, I have really enjoyed answering this awesome and insightful questions about myself. If you have other questions, please feel free to ask away.


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