Some recent gift balloons
July 1st 2016
At the beginning of July I was part of a 5 person team building this mini in Oxford at the BMW plant. Other team members were my good friend Graham Lee, Roger Daws, David Crofts and Daniel Fudd. Fun working with these artists.
Thursday 19th March 2016
Daman’s 1st Birthday
Here are a few of my latest pieces.
Here is something new.
Gift in a balloon.
Make a gift look so much more special.
Thursday 11th February 2016
Thank You to all my clients, friends and family
I wanted to say a huge thank you to my clients, friends and family for your practical help and moral support as well as your understanding during a very difficult time. I was hit by the trailer of an oncoming car on 27th September which caused me to leave the road and collide with a tree. The car was a complete write off and I suffered a lot of chest and back pain in the ensuing months. All of my clients were very happy to do all the lifting for me and were very happy I was still able to come and do what I could. Thanks Mike for doing all the loading and unloading at home. Thank you Graham Lee for driving up from Sutton to bring me the electrical pump, without which I would have been unable to work at all. Thank you to my family for all of your support too. Now I am feeling more like myself, don’t need an electric pump anymore and everything it back to normal. Looking forward to a fun year.
Sunday 20th September 2015
Macmillans and Coeliac UK Event
Today I had planned to spend time with husband followed by dinner with my daughter and her boyfriend. But on Saturday afternoon I had a call from Diane at Shop In A Shed in Bulkington explaining she had a pay to enter event for Coeliac UK and Macmillan Cancer Support and the face painter had sent a text saying she would not be coming. Face painting had been advertised so now Diane was in a bit of a pickle. I offered to come along and do my bit as I do think Macmillans is a wonderful organisation. Diane got balloons as well as face painting and was delighted the other lady had let her down in the end. I got back in time for a lovely dinner cooked by my dear husband. Thank you everyone who gave so generously at this event. It all went to the charity and Diane at The Shop in the Shed in Bulkington now has a new customer. Me! I had one of their free range chickens the other day and it was delicious. Not slopping of the bone like the poor shed bred, hormone filled ones are. This one had been running around outside till it’s time came.
Saturday 12th September 2015
Another delighted little girl
I was playing with designs and it needed a home. So one very happy little girl!
Saturday 12th September 2015
Amber’s Face Painting Party
Amber had a bouncy castle and wanted face painting for her party today so I had a nice time painting all the children and trying new designs on them when they requested something I had not done before. However this design was requested over and over and over and over…….. A little bit popular, in fact probably the most popular design I have ever done. Hmmmm well what little girl doesn’t like a bit of bling?
Summer and her friends loved this design which was my take on a Frozen face. Its a nice design to do as it is fairly quick but looks very delicate and pretty. Also a bit of bling is always a winner!
Saturday 25th July 2015
Faith’s 4th Birthday Party
Today was Faith’s 4th birthday party. Faith is a big fan of Frozen so I was asked to make an Elsa and Anna for her. Faith was very pleased with her figures. Thank you all for a warm welcome and your hospitality.
Friday 5th June 2015
I was asked to make a sheep for Mal on her birthday today. I wanted to make it special so I added a birthday balloon and some roses. She was very happy.
Saturday 30th May 2015
Stanley’s First Birthday
Today was Stanley’s first birthday celebration. I did a LOT of balloons there with everyone deciding to challenge me. I think some of the parents were even more into the balloons than their children. Here is one dad who was totally delighted with the Minnie Mouse I made him. He said it was for his daughter but I don’t know…….. 🙂
Saturday 23rd May 2015
Today I met Elizabeth and her friends and family in Stratford Upon Avon. Elizabeth was dressed like Elsa and I made her this Elsa balloon display which she was very pleased with I am happy to say.
I don’t usually write reviews but we booked Smudgy as the entertainer for our daughter’s 4th birthday party and she was absolutely fantastic. Not only did she keep in contact between booking and the big day but she was an immense hit at the party – the kids were absolutely spell bound by her balloon creations, the party games and the magic show. Smudgy was amazing and I will definitely be booking her again. Thank you so much Smudgy for making my daughter’s 4th birthday party such fun and so memorable.
Saturday 9th May 2015
Toys R US
I had fun at Toys R US today. Everyone kept me very busy with some interesting requests. Here are a few photos from today. The first photo is of a big fan of Thomas Tank characters. He particularly liked Oliver-tank 11. Now I am guessing the dad in the second photo loved the excuse to play on the bikes whilst waiting for the Elvis balloon. I thought it was funny that the sign behind the young lady in the third photo said “I made it myself”
I can’t take all the credit for this as she did a lot of the artwork on the Elvis outfit and the heart. Thanks for letting me use the photos everyone.
Thursday 7thMay 2015
Maisie’s 100th Birthday
Today I had the pleasure of visiting Maisie
on her 100th Birthday. She requested a
rose and whilst I was making it she burst
into a song about a rose.
Maisie is a lovely bright happy lady. What a
lot of flowers and cards she received!
She was very pleased to have received one
from the queen.
It was a privilege t meet you Maisie.
Sunday 3rd May 2015
Isabelle had a frozen themed Party so I made her this Elsa to stand next to the cake. We had a lovely party although her friends really challenged me today. I managed everything they requested…Phew!!!
Here is a picture of Isabelle and her sister who was lovely and very helpful.
Thank you for inviting me along to join in the fun 🙂 n n
Saturday 2nd May 2015
I was asked to do these columns for Bhavin’s party. I do like doing these. They have helium balloons at the top and stand upright with no support so they are nice to dotted around a room and fun for the children. I also made Bhavin this spiderman holding the number 5.
Sunday 26th April 2015
Lily had a princess party and was particularly keen on Sleeping Beauty. So that was her birthday display. She was very pleased with it.
Thank you everyone for the lovely comments today.
Monday 13th April 2015
Posted by Sarah Flannery Grainger
“A fab day yesterday with Smudgy for my daughter’s birthday! Well Recommended 🙂 “
Thank you Jasmine for letting me come to your party. I had a lovely time. xxx
Buxton IBM Convention
I had the pleasure of attending the Buxton IBM Convention last week assisting Graham Lee on his stand in the dealers hall. The turn out seemed a little low this year but Buxton was a pleasure to visit. What a beautiful part of the country. We found a very nice Italian Restaurant called Michael Angelo’s so actually ate very well. The shows were very nice too and I loved an act called “Men In Coats” They were so funny.
19th August 2013
Michelle & Jonny’s Wedding Celebrations
It was such a pleasure to attend your wedding Michelle and Jonny. Your guests were very nice. Thank you everyone for your lovely comments.