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Farmers Market Time!! May 8, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — ArcherAve @ 8:56 am

HI everyone!!
I have not given up blogging, but I have to admit I have been a bit of a slacker….. ūüėÄ

Today, here in Buffalo, is a day I look forward to throughout our long winter………the Bidwell Farmers Market begins!!!!! ¬†YAY!!!!!!

So have fun!!!  And maybe you will find a fabulous estate sale along the way!!  (or maybe that is just my dream)

So if you are LUCKY enough to have a farmers market in your town, get you tuchies out there!!  It will be fun and delicious, I promise!!

Here are a few ideas that may help you narrow down your wants as you step into the fruit and veggie paradise.

* Buy food that you can eat without cooking.  That you can pop in your mouth as a heathy snack!

* Buy one totally crazy thing you have never eaten before.  Go home, look up some recipes and maybe find a new favorite!

* Buy some LOCAL honey.  Local honey has been shown to help those suffering the yucky-ness of allergies.

* Get some advice!  Ask the growers themselves how to prepare it!

* Buy someone you love a nice bundle of flowers.


Clementiny at Summer Studio! April 18, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — ArcherAve @ 8:32 am

I am super excited that Clementiny is going to be a part of the awesome women’s collection for Summer Studio!!!

In Summer 2010 Clementiny will be taking over (we hope, hehe) the gallery spaces at 21st and Ocean Drive in Avalon, NJ.  Summer Studio is an art and design gallery presented as a life-style shop.  Introducing the customer to an approachable way to bring art and design into their homes and lives.

A little bit about Avalon…
Avalon is a seaside community whose population swells from a quaint and picturesque town of approximately 2000, to a vibrant beach resort of 45,000 during the peak summer season.

Avalon was named one of the “50 next great towns to live and play” by National Geographic Magazine.

Forbes Magazine listed Avalon as one of the most expensive zip codes in the United States.

Neighbors of the vacationing Greater Philadelphia area families include notable names Oprah Winfrey, John BonJovi, and various sports personalities and their families. All who have owned homes in Avalon, NJ.

The Washingtonian Magazine named Avalon “the chicest beach in the Mid Atlantic”.

So if your in the area, stop in!!!


Mother’s Day!! (may 9th, so don’t forget;D) April 6, 2010

Celebrate your Mama!

Here are some really sweetie sweet ideas that any mother would LOVE to have! ¬†Well, at least I would ūüėČ

These adorable handmade, unique clay flowers are the perfect gift!!  For those who are oh so sad when their flower petals start to fall after a few days on the windowsill.  Put them on a bookshelf or stick them in your garden!!

Tiger Lily Bouquet-The Joy of Color

Love is in the Air-The Joy of Color

Sooooo sweet!! These Kokeshi dolls are Japanese dolls, originally from northern Japan.  You can even add your own personal message!!!

Love of a Mother-Kokeshi Dolls-my Kokeshi

What could be cuter than having your family made into dolls!!!!!

Put them in your purse, by your bedside, in your lunch box or anywhere you need a little extra Mommy Love!

Buttercup Family-Dawn Alice Designs

One more little sweetie!! Bird nest evokes our attachment to home and family. Stone ‚ÄúEgg‚ÄĚ in bird nest is a cuddly representation of that long lasting bond with family.

Mom's Nest-sjengraving

I hope this helps some of your babes (and dad’s) find the perfect mother’s day gift for their special mom!!!




Update! April 1, 2010

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Hello all! ¬†Sorry it’s been awhile, I’ve become a hobbit, spending 15 hour days in my apartment sewing. ¬†Here are some of the things I have been working on…

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Step 3: construction March 23, 2010

Hello all!  The construction process can be quite time consuming when sewing clothing drafted on your own.  Unlike with a pattern that you buy at the store, there are no instructions with numbered steps to follow.  This romper took me about two, 12 hour days to complete.  This will be worn by my model Kiersten in the Runway show in May.  There is an exposed zipper in the back and wire in the sleeves so that they can be tucked under and short (as shown) or out.  Hope everyone likes it!


designing process, step 2: pattern preparation March 22, 2010

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The second step in the design process is pattern preparation. ¬† You need to have the body measurements of whoever you are making the garment for. ¬†There are about 25 measurements that I had to take for each of my models in order to make a pattern personalized to each of them. ¬†After recording the measurements, I drafted the patterns based on my designs. ¬†Below is an example of the pattern I drafted for the Romper…

Will be posting the finished product tomorrow!



the designing process, step one: inspiration March 21, 2010

I thought it would be a good idea to go through the different stages of the designing process.  This process is ever-changing, it evolves over time.  In fashion design, as well as many other art forms, the initial step is inspiration.  For my class, I was required to create a Concept Board in Photoshop, which must include a color palette and silhouettes, as well as pictures that express what inspire you.  The theme of the Buff State fashion show this year is Technology.  Initially, I found it difficult to find a connection between my design aesthetic and technology, but after a lot of reflection and brainstorming, I finally got it.

I was inspired by the architecture of the Musée du Louvre in Paris, which is both modern and traditional. Functionality and innovation are two key terms that come to my mind when dealing with technology. The function or purpose of my technology is transformation.  I incorporated wire into certain seam-lines of my garments so that they can be morphed into a different look.  That is what technology is meant for, to make life a little bit easier, a little more fun and a little more carefree!

I hope this kind of sums up the first piece of the design process.  Inspiration can be one of the most complicated parts of design because it is so fluid.  The things that inspire me are always evolving; there are no boundaries when it comes to life experience and what may change your point of view.  That is why the design process is so exciting, it is not static, your mind never stays in one place for too long.  It allows you to grow and learn from life everyday.