New Dress Colors!

 

I will have new dresses in fun colors at the Ki Ho’alu Slack Key Festival, June 26, on the grounds of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. One of my favorite new colors is this bright electric blue! I will have this color in sleeveless and cap sleeve dresses. Hele mai – let’s support Hawaiian music while enjoying our beautiful Maui weather.

New Wahine Tops

 

 

New for summer 2022 – wahine sleeveless tops with a relaxed straight fit and side slits. A bright green Laua’e blockprint design adds a fun Hawaiian touch. I will have these available at Agfest on June 4th and the Ki Ho’alu Festival on June 26th while supplies last. (see past posts for details on events)

Laua’e Pillow Cover for 2022!

One of my best selling Pillow Cover designs, the Laua’e, is now sewn in a beautiful brown/gray cotton fabric which complements the current trend in gray home decor. The Laua’e blockprint is hand printed in a dark green and is repeated over the entire pillow cover for a Hawaiian accent to any home.

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 Honu Drink Mat and new Kalo Pillow Cover!

Honu Drink Mat Set (2pc)

Introducing my new Kalo Pillow Cover in a green fabric, handprinted with my Kalo blockprint and a new Honu Drink Mat set in dark green fabric with a light green blockprint of the Honu.

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!

No shows or fairs for 2020

Aloha all,

On October 15, 2020, Maui began welcoming visitors again, but due to the pandemic, many businesses and craft fairs are closed or operating virtually.

Unfortunately, this year I will not be able to offer my products in person or give my returning friends and customers a hug and honi. I have been getting many requests for my hand printed clothing, but am not selling them online at this time. You may still purchase my Pillow Covers and Drink Mat sets online, but am gradually discontinuing the Tea Towels.

I created a Ki (Ti) Pillow Cover for my hale. In Hawaiian culture the Ki is considered a good luck totem and offers protection by the gods. You may see Ki plants hanging on car bumpers, or planted around the sides of houses. It seemed like a good design in these uncertain times. It will be available at future shows in 2021.

Please be pono while visiting Maui. It is your kuleana to wear a mask. Maui is very healthcare challenged and we have already seen a virus surge on Lana’i which up to now, had no cases.

Hope to see you in 2021! Malama pono, Palapala