Agfest 2022

I will have a table at Agfest 2022 on June 4, 2022 at the War Memorial Special Events Field in Wailuku. This popular fair will run from 9am – 4pm and admission is free. I will have clothing and home decor to purchase with a focus on plants of Hawai’i.

 

Swap Meet Maui

I am currently selling at this kama’aina favorite fair twice a month. I am now a “floater” vendor with no permanent booth, but I try to obtain a booth in the 1st row to the right of the entrance ramp.

2022 Merrie Monarch Invitational Arts & Craft Fair

April 20-23, 2022 in Hilo, Hawai’i. This much anticipated event will return even though there will be no tickets sold for the Merrie Monarch Hula competition. Hours for the fair: 9am – 5pm Wednesday through Friday, Saturday 9am – 4pm. I will be in the Butler building next to the gym.

Ho’omau 2022

The annual Ho’omau fundraiser for Na Leo Pulama O Maui will be held March 26, 2022 at the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in Kahului from 9am – sunset. I will have a booth and be selling my clothing and home decor. Cost: $15 advance or $20 at the gate. 150 Kanaloa Avenue, Kahului.

2022 Spring Craft Fairs

Ho’omau 2022: I will be at several in-person craft fairs this spring 2022, beginning with the all day fundraiser for the Hawaiian language immersion preschool – Punana Leo o Maui on March 26th at the Maui Botanical Gardens in Kahului. Some of the performances will includes award winning entertainers such as Kuana Torres Kahele, Josh Tatofi, Napua Grieg and Halau Na Lei Kaumaka o Uka, Ikaika Blackburn, Halau Kekuaokala’au’ala’iliahi and many more. The craft fair with beautiful Hawaiian products is a much anticipated Maui event for locals and visitors alike.                          Tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door. Hours 9am – sunset.

Merrie Monarch Hula Festival Arts and Craft Fair: April 20-23, 2022 in Hilo from 9am -5pm (Saturday 9am -4pm). I will have a booth in the Butler building next to the gym. Come the first day if possible for the best selection as I am usually sold out by the third day. This year there will also be tickets sold to the public for Ho’ike night on Wednesday, April 20th. Tickets are cash only ($5), sold in person, on a first come first serve basis. (No tickets will be sold for the Hula competition nights).

Lani (on the right) and I welcome you to my Palapala Designs booth. E komo mai!

 

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou 2022!

Dancing hula at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center

I took this photo back in 2019 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. All the keiki had removed their slippers and went on stage to perform, leaving this cute array of shoes all over the pavement. It will be wonderful when we restart these performances again where we can gather, hug, honi and celebrate the Hawaiian culture through hula and music.

Mahalo to all my customers who came out to the in-person Made in Maui Festival and purchased my blockprint art. It was so good to see you and talk story! Mahalo also to those who supported my online store with your purchases during the first and second Festival days. I am so grateful to all of you!

There may be an in-person Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Festival in April, so fingers crossed and I had many requests for appearing again at the Saturday Swap Meet in Kahului. Once this latest Omicron covid variant subsides, I may return on a regular basis.

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou & Malama pono,

Palapala

New Kalo Pillow Cover and New Honu Drink Mat!

Kalo Pillow Cover
Honu Drink Mat Set (2pc)

Introducing my new Kalo Pillow Cover in a rich dark green fabric, handprinted with my Kalo blockprint. Also,  a new Honu Drink Mat set in dark green fabric with a light green blockprint. I will have these new products at the Made in Maui Festival on December 4, 2021 December 11, 2021. (See previous post.)

In Person Made in Maui Festival!

Note: In-person Made in Maui Festival is rescheduled for December 11, 2021. The location will be at the Special Events/Overflow Field, War Memorial Complex  (food booths location during the county fair). The event runs from 9am – 4:30pm. There will be around 20 vendors. Come and stock up on my blockprint art including home decor, dresses, tops, accessories and mens t-shirts!

To celebrate the Made in Maui Festival, I will continue the 10% Discount on all online orders until December 25, 2021. Just type in MADEINMAUI2021 at checkout.

dress with pockets
Mens T-shirt

 

New 51″ Table Runners

New Designs for Made in Maui Festival

I have come up with new Loulu, Honu and Laua’e designs for the Made in Maui County Festival 2021, November 5th and 6th! The festival was suppose to be an in-person event, but is now virtual. You can see my new designs in my online store  or at the Made in Maui County Festival website https://madeinmauicountyfestival.com.  

I have a special 10% discount for the two days of the festival – MADEINMAUI2021 which you can apply at checkout.

 

 

 

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou 2021!

 

Hau’oli la Ho’omaha me ka Hau’oli Makahiki Hou (Happy Holidays and Happy New Year)! I hope you enjoy the holidays as we celebrate in our small ohana bubbles this year. I reflect on the positives this year has given me – time to slow down, time to work in my garden and hale, time to enjoy a quiet Maui.

This past year has taught me to treasure my ohana, friends and the customers who have become friends. I will never take them or life for granted going forward. It will be so nice to see smiles again after we are no longer required to wear masks.   See you in 2021!