Saturday, August 19, 2017

Opihi, the Power of Thought

Opihi
 Birthdate: 'Aukake 20, 2017 (08/20/2017)

Follow Opihi and let your thoughts become the seeds of 
what you wish to harvest!

Hinuhinu wale i ka lihi o ke kai
Shining there at the sea's edge

Me he pai pu`u ala i ho`opuu `ia
Clustered like little hills

`O ka `opihi hälala
The giant Opihi

Opihi is named after the limpet shells which grow in abundance on the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean and are considered a delicacy in Hawaii.


Opihi can’t wait to pick the delicious shells for his Ohana (family) and himself. But picking Opihi on the cliffs is very dangerous. Opihi’s Kuku (grandfather) promised that he will teach him how to pick them when he is a little bit older.
In the meantime Opihi is content to fill his fishing net with the delicious mussels he finds at Punalu’u Black Sands Beach. Dinner will be a feast for his Ohana and him!

Opihi loves to play. While he patiently fills his net with mussels, he visualizes what it will be like when his Menehune Kaukini (cousin), Pu and his Honu (Turtle), come down to the beach and they start playing together. Opihi imagines how they will swim in the ocean, build castles in the black sand, and play races with the black beach crabs. They will have a blast!

Opihi knows that his thoughts are like seeds which grow into reality. 


Sure enough, there come Pu and Honu and the fun begins!


 Opihi’s Tutu (grandmother) polished the most beautiful Opihi shell and put it on her Mo'opuna Kane's (grandson's) head to protect him from the blazing sun at the beach. Tutu crafted and blessed his Opihi shell amulet. She also sewed his blue Malu (wraparound) with a Hawaiian reef fish. All these things were Tutu's gifts of Aloha to her beloved Mo'opuna Kane.


Opihi is about 4” tall fitting in the palm of your hand. The body is made out of stretch cotton and wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. Opihi has little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button. All accessories were individually handcrafted.

Opihi is a one of a kind collectible display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. He comes with his story and a certificate of authenticity.

Opihi conveys the power of thoughts.





Saturday, August 12, 2017

Pele's Fire

Pele, Hawaiian Volcano Goddess
Birthdate: 'Aukake 12, 2017 (08-12-17)

Pele offers her strength and passion to remind us that life’s fiery eruptions and emotional upheavals often clear the path for positive transformations.

Aloha e Pele! (Greetings, Pele!)
The Menehunes clap their hands, jumping up and down with excitement as soon as Pele emerges from the sacred Ohia forest.
Pele always brings the most fascinating news about the flaming spirit of Hawaii’s Volcano Goddess hurling fiery ribbons of lava down the mountain slopes, giving birth to new rock formations and land.

Pele carries a Pahu (staff) with a flame of Kilauea Volcano
surrounded by fragrant Maile leaves.
The flame embodies the light of spirit, knowledge and life.

Gifted with a passionate spirit, Menehune girl Pele was named after Hawaii’s Fire Goddess.

Pele’s Tutu (grandmother) wove her Mana (spiritual energy) and Aloha (love) into Pele's Maile Haku (head lei). Tutu also sewed Pele’s red volcano dress which reflects the lava flow down the mountain slope.
She crocheted black panties and matching shoes. All these things were Tutu's gifts of Aloha (Love) for her beloved Mo’opuna Wahine (granddaughter).


Pele’s abundant black hair cascades down her back like the lava flow on the mountain slope.


Pele is about 4” tall fitting in the palm of your hand. The body is made out of stretch cotton and wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. Pele has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button. All accessories were individually handcrafted.
Pele is a one of a kind collectible display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. She comes with her story and a certificate of authenticity.

 Pele blesses you with her flame of Kilauea Volcano.



Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Ola, a Celebration of Life

Ola (Life)
Birth Date: 'Aukake 8, 2017 (08/08/17)

Aloha Mai
I come with love.

Ola's Hula honors the miracle of life.
Join her in a celebration of life’s joys and abundance!

Celebrating the glorious magnificence of life, Ola dances the ancient Hawaiian Kahiko Hula. The beautiful movements of her hands and body tell stories about the wonders of nature, the creation of the world and the traditions of the Hawaiian people.

Ola's Hula attunes us to spirit and gladdens the heart.

Ola's Tutu (grandmother) is her Kumu Hula (Hula Teacher). She taught her the powerful movements of the Kahiko Hula.
Tutu also hand crafted the traditional hula skirt and coconut shell top. Tutu wove her Mana (spiritual energy) and Aloha (love) into Ola's green feather and yellow sweet smelling Puakenikeni flower Haku (head lei), wrist and ankle leis. In Hawaii the Hulu (feather) represents spiritual strength, unity and love. It is believed to link to the divine.
Last Tutu wrapped a precious sea shell necklace around Ola's neck and stuck a beautiful yellow and orange Plumeria flower behind her ear. All these precious things were Tutu’s gifts of Aloha (Love) to her beloved Mo’opuna Wahine (granddaughter).


 Ola is about 4” tall fitting in the palm of your hand. The body is made out of stretch cotton and wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. Ola has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button.
All accessories were individually handcrafted.

Ola is a one of a kind display doll handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. She comes with her story and a certificate of authenticity.


 Ola's dance honors the sacredness of life.




Thursday, August 3, 2017

Moana inspired Island Princess Art Doll

Moana (Ocean)
Birth Date: 'Aukake 4, 2017 (08-04-17)

Moana conveys empowering messages of faith and courage.
She inspires us to believe in ourselves and persevere.

Moana is named after her best friend and greatest teacher, the ocean. Vibrant and adventurous, she reflects faith, determination and courage.

Moana carries the sacred conch shell, which leads her to the heart.
Moana wears a grass skirt with a red, yellow and brown top and matching pants. Her outer skirt is decorated with Plumeria flowers and a belt matching her top. A white conch shell lei is wrapped around her top. Moana's neck is adorned with a magical seashell necklace.
Moana is a 10” tall cloth doll who was individually handcrafted on the Big Island of Hawaii with the greatest love and respect for all that is Hawaii.
Her body is made out of doll skin and stuffed with high quality poly fill. The body is wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. All accessories are individually hand crafted.


Moana is a one of a kind Hawaiian Art Doll. Every bit of her has been lovingly handcrafted, to create a new friend who will last a lifetime. 

Moana reflects the Aloha spirit of Hawaii.
She is ready to be your new friend and charm her way into your heart.


Welcome to the enchanting world of Huggable Menehune Dolls!

Huggable Menehune Dolls are made for the young at heart and meant to bring their magic into your and your children's life.
Huggable Menehune Dolls are adorable and lovable little creatures. If you hanai (adopt) them, love them and take care of them, they will reward you with their unconditional Aloha (love).
Each doll is an original design and comes with a booklet and a certificate of authenticity.



Friday, July 28, 2017

Lehua, Flower Sacred to the Gods

Lehua
'Flower Sacred to the Gods'
Birth Date: Lulai 21, 2017 (07/21/17)

Lehua invites you to enter her sacred space so that your beauty can unfold like the precious blossoms of the Hawaiian Ohia Tree.


Oli Aloha
Onaona i ka hala me ka lehua
He hale lehua no ia na ka noe
O ka`u no ia e `ano`i nei
E lia`a nei ho`i o ka hiki mai
A hiki mai no `oe
Hiki pu no me ke aloha
Aloha e, aloha e

Fragrant with the breath of hala and lehua
This is the sight I long to see
Of this, my present desire
Your coming fills me with eagerness
Now that you have come
Loves comes with you
Greetings, greetings

Lehua is named after the beautiful flowers of the indigenous Hawaiian Ohia Tree, which is the first form of life to grow directly out of the hardened black lava. Lehua, means "Flower sacred to the Gods" in the Hawaiian language.

Lehua wears a blue sundress with red Lehua flowers and white Plumeria Flowers. Her white sandals are decorated with pink crystals. Her Lauhala hat protects her from the sun and is surrounded by a red feather lei. Lehua's neck is adorned with a heart shaped crystal necklace. She carries a white Plumeria flower as a gift to you.

Lehua is a 10” tall cloth doll who was individually handcrafted on the Big Island of Hawaii with the greatest love and respect for all that is Hawaii.
Her body is made out of doll skin and stuffed with high quality poly fill. The body is wired for flexibility. The legs are jointed. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face.
All accessories are individually hand crafted.

Lehua is a one of a kind Hawaiian Art Doll. Every bit of her has been lovingly handcrafted, to create a new friend who will last a lifetime. 

Lehua is ready to be your new friend and charm her way into your heart.

Huggable Menehune Dolls are made for the young at heart and meant to bring their magic into your and your children's life (6 years and older).
Huggable Menehune Dolls are adorable and lovable little creatures. If you hanai (adopt) them, love them and take care of them, they will reward you with their unconditional Aloha (love).
Each doll is an original design and comes with a booklet and a certificate of authenticity.

Available on special order!
Email: menehunebabies@gmail.com





Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Mahea, Goddess of the Surf

Mahea, Goddess of the Surf
Birth Date: Lulai 16, 2017 (07-16-17)

Mahea inspires us to surrender to the waves of life with focus and balance, 
allowing them to safely carry us to our highest goals.

He'e Wahine I Ka Lani!
Hani is a Goddess in the Surf!
He'e Ana I Ka Lala,
Ho'iana I Kamuku
Sliding across the face of a wave,
returning to the curl.

Mahea's best friend and greatest teacher is the ocean.

When the surf is up, Mahea runs down to Punalu’u Black Sands Beach. She can’t wait to get into the ocean. Her heart dances with Hopupu (excitement) as she eagerly anticipates the challenges of the great waves.
Mahea loves the Pacific Ocean and the surf has been her greatest teacher, evoking deep respect and humbleness within her. She knows that every wave presents a challenge of going with its flow. Mahea watches the waves, feels them inside, and connects to their Mana (spiritual energy).
She flies along the sea on her Olo (surfboard), riding the waves with focus and balance. Hani finds the perfect attitude between tension and flexibility and rides the great wave home. It is the very best feeling in the world.

Surfing is magical; it has become her way of life! Mahea is a Goddess in the surf!

Mahea wears a red bikini with a turquoise sea star crystal on her top. Her Lauhala hat protects her from the sun and is surrounded by a turquoise feather lei. She carries her brown wooden surfboard decorated with an ocean scene of the Hawaiian Islands.

Mahea is a 10” tall cloth doll who was individually handcrafted on the Big Island of Hawaii with the greatest love and respect for all that is Hawaii.
Her body is made out of doll skin and stuffed with high quality poly fill. The body is wired for flexibility. The legs are jointed. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face.
All accessories are individually hand crafted.

Mahea is a one of a kind Hawaiian Art Doll. Every bit of her has been lovingly handcrafted, to create a new friend who will last a lifetime. 

Mahea reflects the spiritual powers of the Hawaiian Waters.
She is ready to be your new friend and surf her way into your heart.

Welcome to the enchanting world of Huggable Menehune Dolls!

Huggable Menehune Dolls are made for the young at heart and meant to bring their magic into your and your children's life (6 years and older).
Huggable Menehune Dolls are adorable and lovable little creatures. If you hanai (adopt) them, love them and take care of them, they will reward you with their unconditional Aloha (love).
Each doll is an original design and comes with a booklet and a certificate of authenticity.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Kimo, the Ukulele Player

Kimo, the Ukulele Player

Birthdate: Lulai 12, 2017 (07/12/17)

Kimo’s music illuminates life with joy and happiness.

The delightful sound of Kimo's Ukulele echoes across the Aina (land) accompanying his songs about the Menehune Ohana (family), Hawaiian animals, the forest, the ocean, and the stars in the Universe.

Kimo reminds us that there is always more than enough time to fulfill all desires.
His cheerful Mana (Spiritual Energy) brightens up the day with love and laughter.

Kimo wears a red and white Lava Lava (wraparound) with a white Honu (turtle) in the front and a green feather lei. A Lauhala hat protects him from the sun.

Kimo is a 10” tall cloth doll who was individually handcrafted on the Big Island of Hawaii with the greatest love and respect for all that is Hawaii.
His body is made out of doll skin and stuffed with high quality poly fill. The body is wired for flexibility. The legs are jointed. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. All accessories are individually hand crafted.

Kimo is a one of a kind Hawaiian Art Doll. Every bit of him has been lovingly handcrafted, to create a new friend who will last a lifetime.

Kimo reflects the Aloha spirit of Hawaii. He is ready to be your new friend 
and sing his way into your heart.