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August 2011

How to make a Pinata

by Amy Bowerman

how to make a pinata

I created these pinatas for my son’s end of the year pre-k party   This was my second attempt at making pinatas.  To see the first pinata I made for my son’s Mario Party click here. I was pretty bummed because I had a ton of great pictures and videos of the pinata but lost them […]

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copic butterfly illustration

Hi all!  I have survived Irene here in CT and managed to not lose power!  I’ve been hunkered down all morning catching up on crafty blogs and challenges and have a few I would like to share with you today.  First up…Two Dresses Studio!  Trudi has some fabulous creations on her site that are truly […]

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foreign exchange student scrapbook

For the past two years my parents have had two Korean  foreign exchange students staying with them while they finished up highschool in the states.  These two boys became like part of the family.  We had them with us through the holidays and usually part of the summers too.  My mother was always taking pictures […]

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Up-Cycled Glass Table

by Amy Bowerman

up cycling

My favorite kind of art to make is an altered up-cycled project.  I am known to cruise the streets during junk week in search of wayward items in need of some love.  My studio is filled with “saved” NOT hoarded items( I hate that word and fear it for I do not want to wind […]

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Altered Michael’s Frame

by Amy Bowerman

Michael

I am honored to be the Guest DT for Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge Blog.  This weeks challenge is “Back to School”.  Ah yes the summer is slipping away and those lazy days will soon be replaced with busy mornings packing lunches and catching busses.   My son is very excited to be going off to Kindergarten […]

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painted dresser

I’ve had this dresser in my basement for about 6 years now.  I inherited it from an old room-mate after he moved out of the beach house we shared.  While living on the beach I went through a painting phase where I painted anything and everything I could get my hands on.  I altered everything […]

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Rainbow Art Stool

by Amy Bowerman

wooden stool

After experiencing a bout of creative block I went to my studio to ponder what to make next.  As I was pondering and I’m not going to lie,  pouting a bit I decided I would tidy up.  I’ve been searching for magical elves  to clean my stamps, color code my paints, markers and basically clean […]

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Custom Tag with Logo

by Amy Bowerman

custom tag with logo

Since I have been feverishly making paper flower hair clips I decided to combine a few challenges and make some practical items to help build my brand.  First up is Simon Says Stamp and Show…a Tag.   I always like to include a tag on paper flower arrangements and wanted to come up with a […]

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Paper Flowers for Hair

by Amy Bowerman

flowers for hair

After creating my first flower hair accessory my paper flower making has taken a new direction.  I wanted to test out the durability of  my paper flower hair clips and made a tester to wear about town.  There has been an overwhelming response to these flowers just from people seeing them in my hair and […]

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Mario Party

by Amy Bowerman

mario party mario +bowser

My son is a Mario MANIAC!  For his 5th birthday I decided to throw him a Mario Bros. themed bash.  There isn’t a lot out there in the way of Mario themed party supplies so I had to get creative and make things myself.  You can do it too!  I have a bunch of DIY […]

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