Sunday, February 22, 2015

Kamapua'a, Protector of Hawaii's Pigs


Kama and Pua'a were created in honor of 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 (Pig) is Kama’s Aumakua (Guardian Spirit). Kama and Pua’a are so closely connected that they have become inseparable friends.
Kama and Pua’a are 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). Kama, carrying his Ihe (spear), and Pua’a with his tusks are always ready to protect their loved ones from all harm.

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



Kama’s Kuku (grandfather) helped him to make his wooden Ihe (spear). The top of the Ihe is surrounded by Hawaiian Ti leaves for purification and protection. When the Ihe was finished Kama and his Kuku blessed it with a prayer and salt water from the Pacific Ocean.
Kama’s Tutu (grandmother) wove her Mana (spiritual energy) and Aloha (love) into the Ti Leaf lei Kama wears around his head. Tutu also sewed his green lava lava (wraparound) with a Ti leaf design and crocheted green underpants and shoes, which she adorned with green crystals. Crystals and the color green are associated with magic, growth and harmony.
Last, as an added blessing and protection, Tutu 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. 


Kama is about 3.5” 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 also about 3.5” long fitting in the palm of your hand. The body is made out of black synthetic fur and wired for flexibility. The tusks are made out of clay.
All accessories were individually handcrafted.

Whenever Kama’s sister, 'Ihi'ihi, walks through the forest to gather fruits and flowers, Pua’a and Kama are right there to watch over her.
Pua’a gets really exited when he sees 'Ihi'ihi. She always pets him and never forgets to give him some Mai’as (bananas), his favorite treat.

Kama 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.

Kama and Pua’a channel strength and courage.



Sunday, February 15, 2015

'Ihi'ihi, Hawaiian Clover, the Good Luck Charm



How many times in life do we wish for good luck for ourselves and the ones close to us? 
Hawaiian Good Luck Doll 'Ihi'ihi (Clover) can help.

 'Ihi'ihi conveys good luck, fortune and well being to all who are around her.


'Ihi'ihi's gift to you is the beautiful Pu (Conch Shell) she carries.
In Hawaii the Pu is said to attract prosperity and good fortune.



Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Hau'oli la Aloha! Happy Valentine's Day!

Aloha Nui Loa 
(with Lots of Love)

​Valentine's Day is Aloha blooming. It is the holiday of love, dedicated to giving gifts of affection to each other. You can add to the magic of this special day by declaring your love through the inspiring message of a little Menehune Doll.


I created Menehune Baby Lala (Sunshine) in honor of our glorious sun. Lala's smile is like sunshine, warming body and soul. Her Mana (spiritual energy) nourishes and rejuvenates the spirit.​


Nai'a (Dolphin)

The enchanting Mana of the dolphin inspired the creation of Nai'a, the Menehune Sailor.​ In the spirit of the dolphin, Nai'a inspires us to be strong, curious, and to enjoy life to the fullest. 


Honu Keiki (Turtle Child)

Honu Keiki is deeply connected with the ancient wisdom of the Turtle. The Hawaiian Honu represents long life, safety, peace, and good luck. Allow the Honu’s wisdom to embrace you and guide you on your quest.



Aloha Dolls radiate the magical spirit of Hawaii to all who are around them.
These dolls are a new line of doll ornaments, meant to add their enchanting grace to any tree and embrace your home with the Aloha spirit of Hawaii.



And of course there is Pele! Dressed in the red flames of love, Pele blesses you with her flame of Kilauea Volcano.

You can 'Special Order' the Menehune of your heart, or you can view the many other ‘Magical Hawaiian Menehunes’ waiting to bring love, joy and inspiration to the people of your heart (including youself) here:

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Honu Keiki, the Turtle Child

(Turtle Child)
Birth Date: Pepeluali 1, 2015 (02/01/15)

He nani lua 'ole
Ku'u wehi o nâ lani
He kilohana 'oe
Na'u e pûlama mau
Hô'olu i ka poli e
Mehana i ke anu e.

I can smile when it's raining
Touch the warmth of the sun
I hear children laughing
In this place that I love
Where I live there are rainbows
With life in the laughter of morning
And birds filled with song

The Menehunes are softly chanting a Hawaiian lullaby to Honu Keiki. He is their Keiki Punahele (beloved child). The Menehunes rejoice in Honu Keiki’s sweet innocence. They love him and take turns watching over him at all times. When Honu Keiki is hungry, they nurture him with his favorite treats, warm baby milk and Mai’as (bananas).
Surrounded by his Ohana’s (family’s) Aloha (love), Honu Keiki lies contently in his coconut cradle sucking on his thumb. The deep inner knowing that he is always taken care of fills him with trust and love.



Honu Keiki is named after his Aumakua (Guardian Spirit), the Hawaiian Sea Turtle. The little Turtle in his coconut cradle has become his constant companion and closest friend. Together they rejoice in the Mana (spiritual energy) of peace and happiness that surrounds them.
Honu Keiki is deeply connected with the ancient wisdom of the Turtle. The Hawaiian Honu represents long life, safety, peace, and good luck.

Allow the Honu’s wisdom to embrace and guide you on your quest.

Honu Keiki’s Tutu (grandmother) crocheted his turquoise pants and matching booties which she adorned with tiny green crystals.

 

She also sewed the turquoise bedding with a Turtle design for the cradle, sewed 2 turtle buttons on the sides and decorated the top with an orange feather lei.
The color turquoise symbolizes wealth and spiritual harmony. The Hulu (feather) lei is believed to link to the divine.
Tutu put a banana in Honu Keiki's pocket, in case he gets hungry, and draped a sacred Honu amulet for protection around her beloved Mo’opuna Kane's (grandson's) neck.


Honu Keiki is about 3.5” 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. Honu Keiki has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button.
The little turtle is about 1.5” long. Her body is made out of soft brown cloth and wired for flexibility.


The coconut for Honu Keiki’s cradle was selected from palm trees Punalu’u Black Sands Beach. It is hand carved, sanded, polished, and fit to a custom coconut base. All accessories were individually handcrafted.
Honu Keiki and his Honu are a one of a kind collectible display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. Honu Keiki comes with his story and a certificate of authenticity.

Honu Keiki reflects the Aloha spirit of Hawaii.







Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Our Sun, the Eye of the World


Aloha E Ka La Aloha E
E Ho'oulu Mai E Ka La
I Ka Honua Nei Amana E

Greetings o sun, welcome
Enrich and empower, o sun
This beautiful earth

Our sun is the eye of the world, which illuminates all life on earth. As the greatest fire of nature, the sun's glorious rays are the source of light and life within the soul. The sun reflects strength of spirit, awareness, abundance, clarity and leadership.

The sun inspires divinity and enlightenment. Its brilliance lifts the spirit and affirms life. 

Watching the sun rise, nourishes and rejuvenates the spirit. It is a process of rebirth which restores joy and peace to our inner being as the spirit within is illuminated by the sun's radiance. The warm rays comfort, heal and invigorate body and soul.

For centuries many cultures have dedicated sacred ceremonies to the sun in order to gain spiritual insights. Native Hawaiians respect and honor the sun's energy as the source of all life.

Haleakala, House of the Sun

E ala e Ka la i kahikina 
I ka moana 
Ka moana hohonu 
Pi’i ka lewa 
Ka lewa nu’u 
I kahikina 
Aia ka la. 
E ala e! 

Awaken/Arise 
The sun in the east 
From the ocean 
The ocean deep 
Climbing (to) the heaven 
The heaven highest 
In the east 
There is the sun 
Awaken!

Haleakala is a 1.2 million years old massive shield volcano that forms more than 75% of the island of Maui. It is a place of prayer; 

Haleakala is Ala hea ka la – the path to calling the sun. 

In Hawaiian mythology, the crater at the summit of Haleakalā was home to the grandmother of the demigod Māui. To please his grandmother Maui, who was known for his tricks, captured the sun with his lasso and forced it to slow its journey across the sky in order to lengthen the day.

For over 1000 years, only the Na Kāhuna P'o (ancient priests) and their Haumana (students) lived at Haleakalā for meditation to receive spiritual wisdom as well as to observe the heavens for navigation purposes. They merged the sounds of their ancient prayers with the Mana (spiritual energy) of nature for spiritual manifestations. Over 300 Heiaus (temples) were built on the eastern side of Haleakalā. The ancient Hawaiians kept Haleakala's secrets for the people to love, protect and preserve.
Haleakala has been named 'The House of the Sun'. It is a sacred place and must be treated with respect.

Menehune Baby Lala (Sunshine) was created in honor of our glorious sun.

Lala (Sunshine)
Birth Date: Ianuali 18, 2015 (01-18-15)

Lala's smile is like sunshine, warming body and soul. Lala is the Menehune's Keiki Punahele (beloved child). They love her and take turns watching over her at all times. Lala is only 3 months old. She just left the spiritual world and her memory and connection to her origin are very strong. The deep inner knowing that she is always taken care of fills her with trust and love. The Menehunes rejoice in Lala’s sweet innocence. Gently rocking her cradle, they softly sing a Hawaiian lullaby to her:
He nani lua 'ole
Ku'u wehi o nâ lani
He kilohana 'oe
Na'u e pûlama mau
Hô'olu i ka poli e
Mehana i ke anu e.

I can smile when it's raining
Touch the warmth of the sun
I hear children laughing
In this place that I love
Where I live there are rainbows
With life in the laughter of morning
And birds filled with song

Surrounded by her Ohana’s (family’s) Aloha (love), Lala lies contently in her coconut cradle cuddling her Pea 'Alika (Teddy Bear) and sucking on her thumb. 

Like sunshine, Lala's Mana (spiritual energy) nourishes and rejuvenates the spirit.


Lala's Tutu (grandmother) crocheted her pink pants and matching booties which she adorned with 2 tiny pink crystals. She also sewed the bedding and canopy with a Plumeria design for the cradle and decorated the canopy with a green feather lei. The Hulu (feather) lei is believed to link to the divine. Tutu hung a heart shaped crystal in the center of the canopy. Lala delights in watching it sparkle in the sunlight. Last Tutu put a Plumeria flower behind Lala's ear. All these things were Tutu's gifts of Aloha (love) to her beloved Mo’opuna Wahine (granddaughter).

Lala is about 3” 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. Lala has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button.
Pea 'Alika, theTeddy Bear, is about 1" tall. He is handmade out of synthetic fur with black crystals for eyes and nose and a pink embroidered mouth.


The coconut for Lala’s cradle was selected from palm trees Punalu’u Black Sands Beach. It is hand carved, sanded, polished, and fit to a custom pine wood rocking base.
All accessories were individually handcrafted.
Lala is a one of a kind collectible display doll handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls.
Lala comes with her story and a certificate of authenticity.

Lala’s Sunshine Mana helps us to reconnect with our spiritual origin, the eternal presence of love within and all around us.




Sunday, January 18, 2015

Hawaiian Dolls for Good Luck


Laki (Lucky)


Swinging her magical 'Ohe (bamboo) wand, Laki happily skips through the forest. She is enchanted by the beauty of nature and eager to share the blessing of her good luck Mana (spiritual energy) with her Ohana (family) and friends.
Laki's personality reflects the meaning of her name: Lucky. Laki's presence attracts good luck, abundance and prosperity.

Let your Mana merge with Laki, express your most heartfelt desires to her, and trust that your wishes will manifest for the highest good of all concerned.

Significant Hawaiian tokens of good fortune and prosperity magnify Laki's Mana. Her magical wand, the Hawaiian 'Ohe (lucky bamboo) is adorned with 2 powerful conch shells and a small green Honu (turtle). Like a magnet, it attracts good fortune in all areas of life.

Laki's Tutu (grandmother) wove her Plumeria Haku (head lei). In Hawaii flowers represent good luck. Tutu also sewed Laki's green dress and crocheted matching green panties and little shoes. Tutu adorned the shoes and the dress with green crystals. The color green embodies abundance and prosperity. The crystals symbolize magic. All these things were Tutu's gifts of Aloha (love) to her beloved Mo’opuna Wahine (granddaughter).

An aura of good luck radiates from Laki to all who are around her.

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Ma'iha (Perseverance)


Custom Order dolls manifest visions!

A lady recently custom ordered a doll from me as a gift for her daughter. She wanted the doll to reflect her daughter's personality, display her favorite colors and bring good luck.
These details inspired the creation of Ma'iha.


Ma'iha (Perseverance)

Celebrating the abundance of life, Ma'iha plays happily among the abundant flowers in the beautiful Hawaiian Forest. She is collecting nature's treasures to honor the Akuas (Gods) and share with her Menehune Ohana (family). Today she picked the sweet smelling Puakenikeni Flowers, which she wove into a beautiful Haku (head lei) for herself.

Ma'iha chants softly:
"Mahalo e Na Akua"
(Gratitude and thanks to the Gods)


Ma'iha's personality reflects the meaning of her name: Perseverance. Ma'iha knows that, with determination, she can accomplish miracles. She could move mountains by carrying away small stones.

Ma'iha's Mana (spiritual energy) radiates good luck and the power of courage and dedication to all who are around her.



Ma'iha's gift to you is the beautiful Pu (Conch Shell) she carries. In Hawaii the Pu is said to attract prosperity, an abundance of wealth, good fortune, and well-being.

Ma'iha's Tutu (grandmother) sewed her blue dress. She also crocheted purple panties and matching little shoes. Tutu adorned the shoes, the dress and Ma'ihai's beautiful black hair with blue crystals. Last Tutu crafted 2 blue crystal bracelets. The color blue embodies depth and stability. The crystals symbolize magic. All these things were Tutu's gifts of Aloha (love) to her beloved Mo’opuna Wahine (granddaughter).

Ma'iha's presence attracts good luck and the courage to manifest dreams.


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