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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

going to North

I used to travel all around the island, when I was a tourist. It's been 10 years since started living here, the time I took to travel to various sight seeing spot has become less and less.

North Shore seems million miles away, when there is a beach 3 min. away all around you.

But my sister and family came from LA. They booked a hotel in North Shore and we promised to meet up.
Even my husband, who usually never leave home decided to come along!

Driving scenery was just as beautiful as 10 years ago. The famous spot, where you pass pineapple fields and at the top of the upslope hill, all of sudden you see breathtaking ocean never changed.

I should go out more often to re-explore this beautiful island, I thought. Don't leave all the good things to the tourist.... but I adopted Hawaiian style real quick, which is just relax and take it easy whenever you have extra time, and that's not a bad life style either.



Friday, March 26, 2010

Alice in wonderland

Among all the little girls, I have always fancy Alice in wonderland.

Recent big hit of movie, theme of Alice came back to the world~!

There is a park 3 min. from my house where we go let our dogs play.

I took a photo of my favorite tree, which I feel like it's talking to me all the time.

I printed my photo on cotton fabric, then collage it with Alice in mind.

Here is the finished piece. My husband thought I cut off page of some books

then, pasted on canvas. Indeed, finish project was wonderland!

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ulupono Heiau trip with Hula Kumu

Heiau is a very special sacred place in Hawaii culture.

Long ago, people used to sacrifice themselves to a god to order to avoid
natural disaster.
I was scared to go there because of the thought of sacrificing, but I was surprised to find myself very peaceful and calm feeling after I got there.

There are many Hawaiian origin plant over there you can see such as Mape, Hala, Kukui , Taro field, Noni, etc.
People of Hawaii volunteered to clean up and restore this place, it really is beautiful to go see.

There are many heiaus in Hawaii, but this one is famous because of it's size. It's in Kailua, right off Pali Highway. If you make left turn right after Kamahameha, before you hit Kalanianaole hwy on Pali, ( you see gas station on right side),
you will find YMCA, it's right at back of it.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Lovely Bear, Teddy

Here is my newest creation, Lovely bear.
He is a big ( actually about 5.5 inches tall ) needle sculpted wool bear.
I was going to make a easter bunny, then somehow it turned into bear.

I am kind of a person who reads 2-3 books at the same time.
Meaning, I get bored reading one thing all the time.
I choose my book according to my moods.

It's same as my artwork.
I am making heart mixed media art on canvas, I am doing another heart piece on felt,
I am about to do collage from MakiMouse photo.

I just work on it whichever I want to work on that moment.

I hope your like my " Teddy"

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Fairy Baby

I have decided to add an baby fairy to my project. Now it looks like fairy mom and child is working in flower garden!

Honolulu is very cold today... sorry to all the visitors who has came in this week... not too much swimming I am guessing.

Mahalo & Aloha

Friday, March 19, 2010


Here is my finished easter bunny! isn't she lovely?

She has a little crochet flower on her head. she is stuffed with 100% wool filling and she is very soft.

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

My son is a Zeus

It was fun seeing my son playing Zeus of Olympian Gods.
He did such an amazing job!

We have been working on the Auction project, which children draw a faces of Olympian Gods and
wrote odes. I took a photo of beautiful rainbow in the sky, printed onto the fabric, then paste the drawings and odes. Photo is not finished project, I was being panicked by already past dead line and forgot to take the photo!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tree climbing dog Hula

This is our dog, Hula.
She is a corgi mix dog. She is very smart.
One day she learned to climb the tree.
She goes up there to check out some lizards in the tree.

Here is what happened to the Thai Dye gloves.
It came out very pale, which is even better.
I am making rabbit out of this one, since Easter is coming up!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Good Bye Number2

Today is very windy and cold again... I am feeling very sorry for all the tourist who is in Hawaii today.... Rosie, wild baby bird we picked up on the street is still with us. Our plan was to let her back into the wild, once she learns to fly, but it's been rainy, windy and I feel too many risks out there in this weather.... Yes, I may be spoiling her... but it's a promise she will be returned.

Makimouse doll, which can be bought through etsy, ( here is link to my website, you can click shop) Number 2 ( which means she /he is the second one I made) has been sold!
Good bye Number 2, someday I will see you again!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Anni & Me

Anni is my dog.

I love her very much...
She stay by my side asleep every day while I craft.
It's her job to sleep on my side. To give me all the love and calmness.

I wanted to have some coloring on the gloves for next project of making dog.
I used my son's Thai-Dye color.... I will blog as soon as I finish making new dog!

Today was cold and cloudy since the morning...
I feel bad for the tourist who came this week...I hope you guys had a good time though.

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

New hand made item, his name is Buddy

Buddy is made of cotton gloves... Isn't he sweet?

He is wearing a tag, which says I love my matt!

I am planning to sell him online, please go to

Another photo is for the art for my son's school auction event,

we are going to make yesterday's rainbow photo into a printed

back ground, then we will collage children's drawings onto it.

I will blog the finished piece in the future!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Rainbow in Hawaii

Here is the photo of beautiful rainbow of Hawaii. Today is already March, but somehow it's
still very cold. ( Sorry, we are spoiled... our cold is not so cold...) well, not warm enough to
go swimming at the beach...( although I know tourist will jump into the water ).
I used to be tourist and I went to swimming in Waikiki even though water was chilly. When you stop swimming in winter, you are officially Loco... ( Local ).

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Clouds from Hawaii

Today was a cloudy day. Around sunset time, the lighting becomes perfect to take the cloud's photo , it really is beautiful. I love clouds of Hawaii. I feel The God's presence in the sky. Do you?