I wish I could say that I had a clear idea in mind but I can’t. All I know is that, for the last few days, I have been mulling over what I can do with balloons, glue and fabric. Inspired by a photo of a lampshade made with crocheted doilies molded over a balloon, the other day I bought a big bag of balloons and got busy with bits of lacy fabric and glue. The balloon was bobbing all over the place so I clamped a pair of forceps on the end bit as an anchor. It still bobbed so I wedged it in a bowl. That worked but then the lacy bits started slithering off. By then I was getting really cross, and the mess in the kitchen was getting bad. In desperation I grabbed a spray can of Weighless vegetable oil, smacked the loose bits back on and sprayed like mad. I don’t really know what I was thinking, but I just wanted it to hold together and get it out of the kitchen. It seemed to stick so I carefully carried the balloon bowl into the passage and put it on top of a pile of wooden boxes to dry. I deserved more coffee after that and, just as I’d poured it, a loud bang from the passage heralded the disastrous end of my doomed experiment.
But I still have balloons to play with…
This is currently drying. My experiment this time is to soak the lace in watery glue then wrap it round the balloon. I didn’t think too much about length, as you can see, so whatever happens it’s going to be odd. Like me.
Anyone else ever done anything similar and had more luck? Got any tips?
To be continued….