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.























Friday, July 7, 2017

Miniature Moana and Maui

Moana and Maui
Birth Date: Lulai 7, 2017 (07-07-17)

Moana and Maui convey empowering messages of faith and courage.

Moana is named after her best friend and greatest teacher, the ocean. Vibrant and adventurous, she reflects faith, determination and courage.
As an expert seaman and navigator, Maui's strength is reflected in his shark tooth necklace. With his magical fishhook Maui discovered fire, lassoed the sun, lifted the sky and hauled the Islands up from the sea.
In this story mischievous Maui and spirited Moana are true friends from the heart. Combining their Mana (spiritual energy), the two of them feel invincible and are ready for adventure to preserve the higher good of all.

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.
Maui wears a leaf skirt and a shark tooth necklace. His upper arms and ankles are tatooed.

Moana and Maui are about 4” tall, fitting in the palm of your hand. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. Moana and Maui have tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button. All accessories were individually handcrafted.

Moana and Maui are one of a kind display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. They come with their story and a certificate of authenticity.


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





Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Waipi'o, Valley of the Kings


Waipi'o Valley, the beautiful
Cliffs surround it
The sea on one side
The cliffs are hard to climb
Not to be climbed
Are the sea cliffs

Old Hawaiian Chant

Waipiʻo Valley, a place of indescribable beauty and great historical significance to the Hawaiian people, is the southernmost and largest of the seven windward valleys in the Kohala Mountains.
Waipi'o valley is deeply cut into the mountain, sheltered by cliffs up to 2000 feet.

Beautiful wild horses roam the Valley. Waterfalls and flowers cascading from the walls of the cliffs and a spectacular black sand beach perfect the sheer beauty of this Eden-like Valley.

Waipiʻo means curved water in Hawaiian. It was once home to early Hawaiian Ali'is (rulers). Many of their ancient burial caves can be found in the steep sides of the cliffs. According to legend, a section of the beach called Milu is the traditional doorway to the land of shadows.
Many myths, chants and songs originate from Waipiʻo.

Menehune Boy Waipi'o was created in honor of this divine Valley.

Birthdate: Lulai 4, 2017 (07/04/17)

Waipi'o’s music illuminates life with joy and happiness.

Named after the divine Valley of the Kings, Waipi'o sits happily in his driftwood chair at the beach playing his Ukulele. Nai'a (dolphin,) his Aumakua (guardian spirit), is curled around him perfecting the Mana (spiritual energy) of peace and happiness.
The delightful sound of Waipi'o'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.

Waipi'o reminds us that there is always more than enough time to fulfill all desires. 
His cheerful Mana brightens up the day with love and laughter.

Waipi'o’s Tutu (grandmother) sewed his blue ocean Malu (wraparound) and crocheted green underwear and matching shoes. Last she wrapped a white conch shell necklace around his neck and made sure he wears his Lauhala hat to protect him from the sun.
The Ukulele was Kuku’s (grandfather’s) gift of lasting love and Aloha to his beloved Mo’opuna Kane (grandson). It is Waipi'o's most cherished possession.

 
Waipi'o is about 4” tall, fitting in the palm of your hand. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. Waipi'o has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button. All accessories were individually handcrafted.

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

Waipi'o channels the Aloha spirit of Hawaii.

















Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Hina, Moon Goddess of Hawaii


Mahina o hoku
Hoʻike aʻe ʻoe
A i kou nani

Full moon of the night
Reveal your
Beauty

Hina, Goddess of the moon and of healing, was said to have climbed a rainbow from the ocean depths to the moon.
Hina wanted to be free from the demands of others and escape her endless everyday chores, in order to find her sacred place and express her creativity.

In the Hawaiian creation chant ,Kumulipo, she is called Hina'opuhalako'a, "Hina from whose womb came various forms". She is the Goddess of conception, menstruation, and nurturing.
While planting, Hawaiians chant to Hina to invoke her blessings.
Goddess of coral and sea creatures, Hawaiian fishermen relate to Hina by watching the rising and setting of the stars for the right timing of fishing.

Hina's creativity is illuminated through her connection with the cycles of life. She cradles a cosmic Ipu (gourd) containing the seeds of the heavens, from which the moon, stars, and creativity are sown.

If you look closely you can still see Hina's image in the full moon, beating the tapa.


Honoring Hina channels new growth.
Let go of the demands of everyday life and take a retreat of stillness. 
Connect with the earth and the moon, express intuition and creativity.
Join Hina in planting the seeds of heaven to grow dreams 
and communicate visions to the Mana of the Universe.
Reap what you sow and celebrate your crop!
 Hina inspires us to feel, play, dance, be.

Little Menehune girl, Hina, was created in honor of Hawaii's Moon Goddess.

Hina, Hawaiian Goddess of the Moon
Birthdate: Lune 27, 2017 (06/27/17)


 Hina bestows blessings of new growth, intuition and creativity.

The sacred drumming of the Ipu (gourd) echoes across the 'Aina (land) as Hina chants to the Akuas (spirits) of the moon:

Mahina o hoku
Hoʻike aʻe ʻoe
A i kou nani

Full moon of the night
Reveal your
Beauty

 Because of her devotion to the moon Mana (spiritual energy), Hina was named after the Hawaiian Goddess of the Moon.
Standing in her moon chair, Hina blesses her Menehune Ohana (family) with new growth, intuition and creativity by generously sprinkling the seeds of heaven from her cosmic Ipu upon them.
The Menehunes watch in awe as the heavenly seeds attune them to spirit and gladden their heart.

Join Hina in planting the seeds of heaven to grow dreams 
and communicate visions to the Mana of the Universe.
Reap what you sow and celebrate your crop!

Hina's Tutu (grandmother) wove her Mana (spiritual energy) and Aloha (love) into the Maile Haku (head lei). Maile is the lei of eternal love. It is believed to link to the divine.
Tutu also sewed Hina’s blue moon dress. She crocheted white panties and matching shoes. She adorned the shoes and top of the dress with star crystals and crafted 2 crystal bracelets. The crystals symbolize magic.
Hawaiian gourds grow on a vine. Tutu picked the most beautiful of the Ipus for Hina. She cleaned, polished and decorated it with a star crystal. It became Hina’s most treasured possession.
All these precious things were Tutu's gifts of Aloha (Love) for her beloved Mo’opuna Wahine (granddaughter).
Hina 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. She has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button.
The coconut for Hina’s chair was selected from palm trees at Punalu’u Black Sands Beach. It is hand carved, sanded, polished, and fit to a custom coconut base.
All accessories were individually handcrafted.

At night, Hina dwells in her moon chair. Feeling like a sparkling diamond shining among the stars, Hina gets lost in the majestic beauty of the moon.

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

Hina inspires us to feel, play, dance, be.



 Hina, the Moon Goddess and Pele, the Volcano Goddess are available on special order.
Contact: menehunebabies@gmail.com

Sunday, June 11, 2017

One of a Kind Moana Dolls

It was so much fun to make these Moana Dolls for my granddaughters!

They are available on special order. 

Moana is a 10” tall cloth doll who is 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.
Moana wears a grass skirt and outer beige skirt with Plumeria flowers. She has a red, yellow and brown top and matching shorts. A white conch shell lei is wrapped around her top. Her neck is adorned with a magical seashell necklace. 
Moana stands on her own. 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.

$99 per doll
Allow about 1 week for your doll to be finished.
Contact: menehunebabies@gmail.com

Pu, the Mo'olelo

Pu (Conch Shell) 
Birth Date: Lune 11, 2017 (06/11/17)

Pu, the Mo’olelo (story teller) uses the power of words to weave wishes into reality.

Standing up on a hill in the Kaiholena Mountains, Pu blows his conch shell in the 4 sacred directions, announcing to his Menehune Ohana (family) that he is ready to tell another one of his exciting stories to them. As the powerful sound of Pu’s conch shell echoes across the 'Aina (land), the Menehunes come running to the story place in the ferns to hear Pu’s new tale.

Pu tells stories about the Menehune Ohana, the Hawaiian animals, the forest, the ocean, and the stars in the Universe. The Menehunes listen to Pu’s story in wonder, sometimes laughing, sometimes crying, and always full of excitement. Pu’s stories are wonderful!

Pu uses his words to weave the story into being. 
He knows that words and thoughts have tremendous power to shape reality, 
changing the past, present, and future.

Pu knows how to tell your story too. 
He will use his words to weave your wishes into reality.


The conch shell was Kuku’s (grandfather’s) gift of Aloha (love) to his Mo’opuna Kane (grandson). Pu always carries his conch shell, even when he goes to sleep. It attracts good luck and the courage to manifest dreams.
Pu’s Tutu (grandmother) sewed his lava lava (wraparound) out of blue and green cotton with a conch shell and starfish design. She lovingly wove Pu's blue and green feather Haku (head lei), wrist and ankle leis. Last Tutu wrapped a conch shell lei around Pu's neck to invoke divine blessings.

Pu conveys the magical power of words.

Pu 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.

Pu sits and stands on his own. 
All accessories are individually hand crafted.
Each doll is an original design and comes with a booklet and a certificate of authenticity.

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

Huggable Hawaiian Art Dolls are made for the young at heart and meant to bring their magic into your and your children's life.
Huggable Hawaiian Art 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).

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$99.00

Monday, June 5, 2017

Huggable and Miniature Hawaiian Art Dolls

Pele, Hawaiian Volcano Goddess

Lately my love for dolls has been growing into also creating bigger, 10" huggable dolls. Just like the little ones, they are adorable and always seem to be so very alive.
Creating a Menehune doll transfers me into a doll life of my own. Sewing the body, dressing it, the intricate art of embroidering the face, with every meticulous stitch, every step of the way, the doll grows and takes on a life of its own.

I usually start with a clear image of the doll I want to create: its gender, the clothes, accessories, and sometimes even its name and part of its story. The flow of possibilities and creative ideas is endless. Sewing the body, stuffing it, embroidering the face, every step of the way, the doll grows and takes on a life of its own. It is almost as if the doll is dictating who he or she wants to become.
Sometimes my original plan of the design don’t seem to apply at all anymore. But I follow these inspirations because now I have entered the place of true doll making, where a deeper part of me takes over communicating with the developing spirit of the doll.
I have reached my inner place of stillness, inspiration, and guidance where I find and lose myself at the same time. It enhances my ability to communicate ideas and feelings in ways where words fail. At this point I know that my new doll has a soul and a personality.

The spirit of true doll making is enlightening!

Through my Menehune  Dolls I always try to capture the ancient, magical spirit of Hawaii where I have lived for the past 34 years. Hawaiians are deeply in touch with their creative and intuitive nature. They live in harmony with creation.
The wisdom of Hawaiian culture and spirituality inspires me. I do a lot of research to integrate Hawaiian traditions and symbols into my dolls and their stories which has further increased my deep love and respect for all that is Hawaii. Hawaiian tradition emphasizes Mana or spiritual energy which is expressed in philosophies, symbolism, and culture.

The miniature and huggable Pele dolls are an expression of love. This is the first time I have created 2 of the same dolls in different sizes. I feel like these little beauties are nurturing my spirit and taking care of me which in turn makes me want to take care of them.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Pua Olena, Dream Felt Beauty

Pua 'Olena
Birth Date: Mei 30, 2017 (05/30/17)

Pua 'Olena invites you to enter her sacred space so that your beauty can unfold like the precious blossoms of the 'Olena plant.

Pua `olena, pua moe wale
I ka nahele e moe nei

Pua `olena, dream filled beauty
Of my garden, deep in slumber

Ha`ina mai ka puana
Pua moe wale, pua moe `ole
I ka nahele o Hanalei

Show your beauty`Olena blossom, `olena blossom
Tell the storyBlossom asleep, blossom awake
In the forest of Hanalei


The gorgeous 'Olena plant contains much healing Mana (spiritual energy). In old Hawaii it was ceremoniously used as a purifier. The crushed roots were mixed with seawater and sprinkled on places to remove negative energies.

'Ōlena is a member of the ginger family. The many healing powers of the root include: relief of earaches, clearing the sinuses, diuretic relief and acne treatment. It also enhances the immune system and purifies the blood. Additionally 'Olena is used as a perfume and to make dye and tea.

The magical Mana of the beautiful 'Olena plant inspired the creation of Menehune girl Pua 'Olena, the Hula Dancer.

With a big smile on her beautiful face Pua 'Olena chants and dances to the sacred beat of her Ipu Heke. She honors the magical healing Mana (spiritual energy) of the 'Olena plant, which she is named after.
Her chants and graceful movements tell stories about the wonders of nature, the creation of the world and much more.

Pua Olena's dance contains a magic that conveys the spirit of Aloha.


Pua Olena wears a green grass skirt with a green and purple top and matching short pants. She wears flower leis around her head, wrists and ankles. She holds a miniature Ipu Heke.
Pua Olena 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, stuffed with high quality poly fill and wired for flexibility. The legs are jointed. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. 

Pua Olena sits and stands on her own.
All accessories were individually hand crafted.

Pua Olena 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. 

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

Pua 'Olena’s dance channels the healing Mana of the 'Olena plant.


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.









Thursday, May 18, 2017

Hani, Surrender to the Waves of Life

Hani (Joy), Goddess of the Surf
Birth Date: Mei 14, 2017 (05-14-17)

Hani 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.


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

When the surf is up, Hani 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. 

Hani 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. Hani 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! Hani is a Goddess in the surf!


Hani wears a green bikini with a pink sea star crystal on her top. Her Lauhala hat protects her from the sun and is surrounded by a pink feather lei. She carries her wooden surfboard decorated with a pink Plumeria flower and a map of the Hawaiian Islands.

Hani 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.

 
Hani sits and stands on her own. 

All accessories are individually hand crafted.

Hani 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.

 
Hani 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 Hawaiian Art Dolls!

Huggable Hawaiian Art Dolls are made for the young at heart and meant to bring their magic into your and your children's life.
Huggable Hawaiian Art 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.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Moana, Empowering Faith and Courage

Moana (Ocean)
Birth Date: Mei 14, 2017 (05-14-17)

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

Welcome to the enchanting world of Hawaiian Art Dolls!
Huggable Hawaiian Art Dolls are made for the young at heart and meant to bring their magic into your and your children's life.

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


Moana wears a grass skirt with a red, yellow and brown top and matching wraparound. A white conch shell lei is wrapped around her top. Her neck is adorned with a magical seashell necklace. She carries her custom made Koa paddle.

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 legs are jointed. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. 

Moana sits and stands on her own. 

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 paddle her way into your heart.

Huggable Hawaiian Art 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.