New Designs at Merrie Monarch 2016!

I am very excited to be sharing my designs with you for the fourth year at the Merrie Monarch Festival. If you haven’t been to the Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair, which is the official craft fair of the Merrie Monarch hula festival, its become a go-to not just for Merrie…

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Palapala Designs in Nordstroms!

The new Nordstroms at Ala Moana Center in Honolulu will open March 11, 2016. This store will feature a large Made in Hawaiʻi department. I was honored to have my tea towels and drink mats included in the selection process and then chosen to be one of the vendors for…

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New designs for 2016

Holoholo Bags! I have combined the popular cross body Hele Bag with a larger clutch to create my latest purse – the Holoholo Bag. (Holoholo means to go for a ride, travel around for pleasure.) There are 2 blockprint designs – Hala and Kalo in black or khaki. They come…

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Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou 2016!

The aloha spirit is known as a quality within Hawaii. It is a way of interacting with each other in our community. We that live here have a “I see you” not “Iʻm out for myself” way of thinking that translates into empathy and politeness in everyday life and embraces…

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Na Hulu Aliʻi Blockprint at the de Young Museum!

I created a custom blockprint for the de Young museum in San Francisco for their upcoming exhibit: Na Hulu Aliʻi (Royal Hawaiian Featherwork). It will open at the end of this month, August 29, 2015 and run until February 28, 2016. This was not only a honor but a kuleana…

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New Heʻe Nalu Pillow Cover

New for the 2015 Made in Hawaiʻi Festival August 21-23, is my Heʻe Nalu Pillow Cover! Heʻe Nalu translates to wave sliding or surfing in Hawaiian. The pillow cover background fabric is a light tan with a brown blockprint and basketweave-like borders. Heʻe Nalu or wave surfing has been a…

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Native Blossoms

Aloha all, This is the time to see many of our native plants in full bloom here on Maui! Upper left photo is the Kokio, a native Hibiscus and to the upper right is the Po Hinahina, one of my favorite plants for Haku lei. The lower left photo is…

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Hawaiian Corporate Gifts

My blockprint fabric art has become popular for companies looking for corporate gifts that are made here in Hawaiʻi. Because my products celebrate the Hawaiian culture, are unique because of my original artwork, they appeal to many different groups.   I just finished making a large order of clutches which…

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Merrie Monarch Hula Festival!

I am getting ready for another Merrie Monarch Hula Festival on the Big Island April 8th – 12th and canʻt wait to see all my fellow artists and crafts people, the scented lei and the beautiful hula in Hilo town. The photo above is from 2012, the first year I…

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New for 2015!

Here is whatʻs new for this year: The Kalo Pillow Cover is now a beautiful, bright green – just like the color of the sunlight shining through the leaves in a kalo patch. Pueo (Hawaiian Owl) Drink Mat Set in rust fabric with dark brown blockprint. Large Black tote printed…

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