Tuesday, August 17, 2010

It's here! the Travel Sketchpad.

Never allow another idea to escape you again with our new Travel Sketchpad. Pop this baby in your purse, car, or backpack and jot down ideas wherever the inspiration may hit you.
Head to our 'store' to get yours...

Follow your path...

Thanks FIDM's Fashion CLub, for including us in your June Gallery- 'Follow Your Path...'
We love that our new little sketchpads got to come along on this gorgeous outing!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Coming Soon...

Our sweet new baby!
Fits in your purse for on-the-go sketching

Cute ribbon tie

And three different page layouts!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Fashion Club Rocks!

We really enjoyed being a part of the festivities at the 'Fashion Club'  Pre-party at F.I.D.M.  
Check out more party coverage on FashionClub.com. There are 3 pages, enjoy!  

Monday, April 19, 2010

Guest Post...

Today we are hosting Aneta Genova from the brilliant blog Bobbin Talk
Aneta has an amazing eye, and is a fashion powerhouse.

My all time most favorite store windows are the Bergdof Goodman windows.
Smart, whimsical ideas are always paired with stunning clothes and intricate workmanship.
I love seeing how the design ideas develop from an idea and a sketch to a completed garment and then land on the windows of a store window, each telling a different story.
I'd love to see how you developed your design ideas on a Hokey Croquis Sketchpad, and what is the story of your finished garments?
All photos by Aneta from Bobbin Talk.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


We love that we're featured in the Spring 2010 issue of Threads' Sewstylish Magazine. The magazine is jam-packed with amazing how-to's, inspiration and tips, a must read!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Love this Tutorial for making a Marker Bouquet

You Will Need:

  • 12 assorted ProMarkers
  • Adhesive Tape
  • Thick garden wire
  • False leaf sprig
  • x3 False flower sprigs 

Step 1 :
Select your 12 ProMarkers. In this example we have picked: Sunflower, Tulip Yellow, Buttercup, Leaf Green, Grass, Cornflower, Bluebell, Plum, Orchid, Dusky Rose, Pink Carnation and Fuchsia Pink.

Step 2 :
Visit your local garden center and choose a leaf sprig, two complementary flower sprigs and a white flower sprig for your bouquet.

Step 3 :
Cut lengths of thick garden wire slightly longer than your flower stems.

Step 4 :
Bend the top section of the wire at a 90 degree angle to the full length of the wire. Tape this to the marker cap. Then rotate the marker, guiding the wire around the cap. After several turns bend the wire so the Marker sits straight up. Repeat this for the rest of the Markers.

Step 5 :
Next, arrange your ProMarkers and flowers until you are happy with the bouquet. 

Step 6 :
When you are happy with your arrangement; hold the bunch at the base, take a wire (positioned on the outside of the bunch) and wrap around all the stems to hold your bouquet together. To neaten the bouquet, take a pair of wire cutters and trim the ends of the stems to the same length. 

To finish off the bouquet, take a piece of square wrapping paper, place the bouquet at an angle, roll the paper around the bouquet and fasten in place with a small piece of tape. Alternatively, if your garden center provided a celophane bouquet wrap with your false flowers, simply place your bouquet inside the wrap. 

Sunday, February 28, 2010

March's steamin' contest!

Have you heard about Boudoir photography? It's a crazy-hot new trend, growing all around the country.
An opportunity for woman to get fashionable, sexy images of themselves. While a boudoir photo shoot is usually set up as a gift for a significant other, it quickly becomes so much more than that, leaving women feeling great about themselves and their bodies.

We've been lucky enough to team up with KNP Boudoir, the Tri-state area's hottest boudoir photography studio to offer a prize that's just on fire. KNP will give A Classically Beautiful Boudoir Session, which is a 45 minute photo shoot. The prize will also include an 8x10 print. This all totals $185 Value!

All you've got to do is hop over to the KNP website for a peruse, and then become a fan of KNP on their facebook page.
{of course you should leave a comment so we know how you got there!}

KNP Boudoir is all about real women seeing how beautiful they really are. The photos are sexy and sophisticated with fashion flair and a bit of edge, a boudoir photo session is great for a significant other or a girls night out, so get facebooking!

This contest is now closed,
Congrats to Rachael Eagens, our lucky winner!

Great Tutorial on our pads from M+J's Blog.

Thanks M+J for this fun tutorial! Always really rewarding to see our pads in action...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Fab Feb Contest

The Croquis is a boutique fashion illustration company providing made-to-order sketches. You can commission a piece for a wedding, birthday, anniversary, or even as a gift for yourself. Explore their products, learn about their process, and view examples at www.thecroquis.com.

The Prize!

The Croquis will be doing a custom fashion illustration portrait of one lucky prizewinner, The winner will upload their photo to be illustrated, and one of The Croquis New York City based, traditionally trained fabulous fashion illustrators, will render the custom croquis illustration of you! (or whomever you choose)

The final piece will be in your choice of black or white studio frame, 16"x 20"

For a chance to win:

  • Become a friend of The Croquis, on Facebook and tell them what makes you so chic.

The best response will receive the beautiful and glamorous gouache croquis package!! Valued at $250.

This contest is open worldwide, from Feb 1st Through Feb 28th at 3pm PST.

Contact Info:


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Adorable Flickr

Have a look at this sweet Flickr spot;  It's a group of people who illustrate what they wear every day!
What did you wear today?
Images below are by Mo(Art) Deanna Staffo.