Friday, December 8, 2017

Opua, Dancing with the Wind

Opua (Cloud), the Hula Dancer

Birth Date: Kekemapa 8, 2017 (12/08/17)


Aloha Mai
I come with love.

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

As the clouds move to the rhythm of the winds, so does Opua dance in harmony with the Mana (spiritual energy) of the Universe.
Celebrating the glorious magnificence of life, Opua dances the ancient Hawaiian Kahiko Hula.
In the Aloha (compassion) spirit, the Lōkahi (unity) spirit, and the Pono (righteousness) spirit, Opua's dance honors the gods, tells stories about Aumakuas (ancestral guardians), the sacredness of life and respect for all of nature.

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

Opua's Tutu (grandmother) is her Kumu Hula (Hula Teacher). She taught her the powerful movements of the Kahiko Hula.


Tutu wove her Mana and Aloha into Opua's beautiful wrist and head leis. Tutu sewed a red Aloha dress and matching pants and wove a green grass skirt for Opua. Last Tutu adorned Opua's hair with a beautiful white Plumeria flower and wrapped a conch shell necklace around her neck.

Opua 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.
Opua 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.

Opua’s Mana reflects the spirit of Hawaii.
She is ready to be your new friend and dance 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.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Hoku, the Guardian Angel

Hoku (Star), the Guardian Angel
Birthdate: Nowemapa 26, 2017 (11/26/17)

Welcome Hoku as your guardian angel!
She is devoted to protecting and guiding you on your life’s journey.

The sacred rhythm of the Ipu echoes across the ‘Aina (land) calling Hoku, the Menehune Guardian Angel to earth. Hoku is named after the brightly shining stars in her home Lanikeha, the high sky.
Hoku carries a candle in her sacred Hawaiian Ipu (gourd), which invokes blessings of the divine. The heavenly light of Hoku’s candle illuminates the paths of the Menehune’s lives on earth.

The Menehunes know Hoku always watches over them enlightening their lives with her angelic presence. Hearing the divine drumming of the Ipu in the distance, the Menehunes sense that Hoku is near. Sometimes she allows them a glance at the heavenly glow of her Ipu candle or a glimpse of her angelic white feather wings passing by to remind them how brightly the Aloha spirit is shining from their own souls. All they have to do is call and Hoku appears offering her wisdom and guidance.

Protected by Kanaka, the Hunter of Aloha and Pua'a, the Pig, Hoku often rests in the serene Hawaiian Ohia forest, worshipping the beautiful world around her. She never tires of rejoicing in the abundant splendor of nature.


Hoku wears a blue dress with white stars and a star crystal in the front, a blue Plumeria flower in her hair, blue crocheted panties and matching shoes. 
She is holding a white Pupu (shell) with a candle in her hands.
The angel wings are crafted out of real white feathers.


Hoku 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. Hoku has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button.  All accessories were individually handcrafted.

Hoku is a one of a kind display doll handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. She is a collector’s item bringing you the spiritual power of Hawaii. Hoku comes with her story and a certificate of authenticity.

Hoku is ready to be your new friend and shine her way into your heart.

Hoku’s Mana (spiritual energy) radiates unconditional Aloha.




Kanaka, the Hunter of Aloha

Kanaka, Hunter of Aloha
 and Pua’a, the Pig

Birthdate: Nowemapa 26, 2017 (11/26/17)

Learn to be aware and watchful like Kanaka and Pua’a!
Let their Mana (spiritual energy) of strength, courage and Aloha flow into you.

Kanaka and Pua'a honor Kamapua'a, the Hawaiian Pig God, who was the protector of the pigs and cascading waterfalls bestowing abundant growth to the lands of Hawaii.
Pua’a is Kanaka’s Aumakua (Guardian Spirit). Kanaka and Pua’a are so closely connected that they have become inseparable friends.
Kanaka and Pua’a are Hunters of Aloha and the Menehune’s guardians. Together they walk fearlessly through the beautiful forest in the Kaiholena Mountains watching for dangers and threats to their beloved Ohana (family). Kanaka, carrying his bow and arrows, and Pua’a with his tusks are always ready to protect their loved ones and shield them in a safe cloud of Aloha.


Kanaka, the Hunter of Aloha and Pua'a, the Pig often watch over Hoku, the Guardian Angel, who loves to rest in the serene Hawaiian Ohia forest and worship the beautiful world around her.


Kanaka’s Kuku (grandfather) helped him to make his bow, arrows, and bamboo quiver. The top of the arrows are surrounded by yellow feathers for purification and protection. When the bow, arrows and quiver were finished Kanaka and his Kuku blessed them with a prayer and salt water from the Pacific Ocean.
Kanaka’s Tutu (grandmother) sewed his green lava lava (wraparound) with a fern leaf design. The color green is associated with magic, growth and harmony.
Last, as an added blessing and protection, Tutu lovingly wrapped the tusk amulet around her Mo’opuna Kane’s (grandson’s) neck.
All these things were Tutu’s and Kuku's sacred gifts of Aloha to their beloved Mo’opuna Kane.


Kanaka 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. He has little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button.
Pua’a is  about 3.5” long fitting in the palm of your hand. The body is made out of black synthetic fur. The tusks are made out of clay.
All accessories were individually handcrafted.

Kanaka and Pua’a are one of a kind collectible display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. They come with their story and a certificate of authenticity.

Kanaka and Pua'a are ready to be your new friends and shield you in a safe cloud of Aloha at all times.

Kanaka and Pua’a channel strength and courage.





Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Aupana, the Hula Dancer


Aupana (Rhythm)), the Hula Dancer
Birth Date: Novemapa 14, 2017 (11/14/17)

Aloha Mai
I come with love.



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

Celebrating the glorious magnificence of life, Aupana dances the ancient Hawaiian Kahiko Hula in harmony to the rhythm of her Ipu (gourd). Often her brother, 'Amakihi, accompanies her dance with his Ukulele.

In the Aloha (compassion) spirit, the Lōkahi (unity) spirit, and the Pono (righteousness) spirit, Aupana's dance honors the gods, tells stories about Aumakuas (ancestral guardians), the sacredness of life and respect for all of nature.
The sounds of Aupana's Ipu enhance the rhythm and add excitement to her dance.

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


Aupana's Tutu (grandmother) is her Kumu Hula (Hula Teacher). She taught her the powerful movements of the Kahiko Hula.
Ipus grow on a vine. Tutu picked the most beautiful one for her beloved Mo'opuna (Granddaughter). She cleaned, polished and decorated it with a crystal.
Then Tutu blessed the Ipu with Hawaiian salt and special prayers. The Ipu is sacred now. It was created for Aupana and only she is allowed to touch it. This was Tutu's sacred gift of Aloha (Love) and it became Aupana's most treasured possession.


Tutu wove her Mana (spiritual energy) and Aloha into Aupana's yellow and green wrist and head feather leis. The Hulu (feather) represents spiritual strength, unity and love. It is believed to link to the divine.
Tutu sewed a white top and outer skirt with a Plumeria flower design and wove a grass skirt for Aupana. Last Tutu adorned Aupana's hair with a beautiful white Plumeria flower.

Aupana 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. Aupana has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button. All accessories were individually handcrafted.
Aupana is a one of a kind collectible display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls.
She comes with her story and a certificate of authenticity.

Aupana’s Mana attunes us to the spirit of Hawaii.
She is ready to be your new friend and dance her way into your heart.


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Ooak Hawaiian Nativity Scene

One of a Kind Hawaiian Nativity Scene

Ho'ano Ohana - The Holy Family
Malia, Iesu, Iokepa, Pueo, Honu and Pua'a



Standing in a precious coconut crèche Malia (Virgin Mary) lovingly watches over her baby Iesu (Jesus), who is contently nestled in his nut cradle.
Iokepa’s (Joseph’s) Kukui Nut Ihoiho (torch) symbolizes the shining heart of love and announces the birth of Iesu, the greatest of all blessings. Iesu, Malia, Iokepa and the coconut crèche are wearing a halo of the Hawaiian Hulu (feather) lei, which is believed to link to the divine.
Pua'a, the pig, Honu, the turtle and Pueo, the owl have gathered to adore the sweet baby.

In the Aloha spirit of Hawaii, the dolls, animals, coconut cradle and accessories were intricately handcrafted with the greatest love and respect for this sacred event.

Malia and Iokepa are about 3” tall fitting in the palm of your hand. The bodies are made out of stretch cotton and wired for flexibility. Iesu is about 3/4" tall. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto their faces. Malia, Iokepa and Iesu have tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and belly buttons.


Pueo, Honu and Pua'a are sewn out of faux fur.

The coconut for the crèche was selected from palm trees at Punalu’u Black Sands Beach. It is hand carved, sanded, polished, and fit to a custom coconut husk base.
All accessories were individually handcrafted.

Malia, Iesu, Iokepa, Pueo, Honu and Pua'a are one of a kind collectible display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls.


 Treat yourself to this Holy Ohana 
and bring the Aloha spirit of the Islands to your home!





Friday, November 3, 2017

Getting ready for Christmas!



Once again it is almost time to say ‘Mele Kalikimaka’ (Merry Christmas) to friends and family is approaching. Many of us are thinking about which special present we should give to our loved ones or maybe even to ourselves in honor of the enchanting Christmas season.

Magical Hawaiian Menehunes are one of the most unique and inspirational gifts on the market. The Menehunes are one of a kind miniature collectible dolls who were individually handcrafted on the Big Island of Hawaii with the greatest love and respect for all that is Hawaii.

After creating a Menehune Doll, I always keep them for a while before I put them on the market and let them go to convey their magical Mana (spiritual energy) to their new owners who will probably love and cherish them just as much as I do.

There are many 4" and 10" tall ‘Magical Hawaiian Menehunes’ waiting for their new friends to bring them love, joy and inspiration.

View them here, on the Hawaiian Menehunes website:

www.HawaiianCollectibleMenehuneDolls.com

In the Aloha Spirit of Hawaii, I wish you a wonderful Holiday season!

Feel free to contact me with any questions or special requests you may have.

Email: menehunebabies@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tala, Moana's Grandma

Tala

There is a first time for everything and this was the first time I got a special order to create an older woman in the image of Tala, Moana's Grandma. It had never occurred to me before to make a doll as an older person, but it was so much fun and I absolutely fell in love with Tala.





Tala, the Storyteller

Moana's Grandma 



Birth Date: ʻOkakopa 10, 2017 (10-10-17)



 Tala is devoted to the concept of being true to yourself and listening to your heart.

Spirited and independent, Tala is the keeper of the ancient stories. She has a deep knowledge and understanding of her heritage and culture.

Tala is Moana’s beloved and respected Grandma. They both have a special connection to their greatest teacher, the ocean, which bonds them even closer.


Tala's greatest pride and concern is the well-being and happiness of her family.



Moana conveys empowering messages of faith and courage. 

Tala and Moana inspire us to believe in ourselves and persevere.


Tala is quite old and needs the help of her cane for walking.
She wears a grass skirt and an outer skirt with a red, yellow and brown top and matching pants. Her third outer skirt is decorated with a tapa design. Tala wears white earrings. Her  neck is adorned with a magical seashell necklace.

Tala 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.

Tala 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. 

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

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