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I am inspired by nature and anything reminiscent of the old ways.  I look for simple, practical~ all of which our mothers and the grandmothers before us had sewn.   Comfort.

I began creating at a very early age.  I made my own clothes, curtains, linens and jewelry... I was really picky.  It had to be a fabric or gem I liked, coordination I liked, and the quality... well, that was just the beginning.  My pickiness turned into a business and Mongo's came into being.

Wehilani is everything I envision that is comfortable and carefree.  The Kuuipo, a basic design emanating from grandmothers indigenous to Hawaii, is brought to contemporary form.   Colorful prints and cotton batik gives you that island flavor... along with a hint of the 60's, reminiscent of a carefree lifestyle.

Kapiolani Park Artisan Fair
"HAA Artisan Fair at Kapiolani Park"

Kai Hoku is a representation of everything I love about
the sea.  Powerful.  Spiritual. 

It draws upon my senses as the visions come to me.  My pieces are out-of-the-box and different, somewhat like me.  

Creating a Vision

Hawaii Artisans Alliance
My success has been attributed to Marilyn and Nancy, and all of the Artisans who shared their experiences as entrepreneurs.  They helped me grow without the disappointments, expand to new forums, and led me to a path that was far more easier than theirs.  Without their guidance and support, the road would have been much longer.  Thank you for your love and helping me along the way. 

Mahalo ke Akua (thank you God), for always being there!


2649 Varsity Place, Suite 405
Honolulu, Hawaii 96826
(808) 284-3292

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Aloha Kealanohea,

Thank you for the custom cut yellow plumeria (Kahea Pareaus) - it arrived today and I cannot wait to wear it! I really appreciated the extra time & attention you gave to helping me with the purchases I made on July 18 at the Hale Koa fair. Our daughter & daughter-in-law love their earrings and I have worn the necklace almost every day since then :o)

I hope that my husband and I will visit with you & Lew again sometime in the not-too-distant future. In the meantime, Blessings to you both!


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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ina in a Kuuipo Halter Dress
Hi Carol,

I bought one of your dresses at the Artfest at Calvary by the Sea last October and I just love it! I really love the fabric, it still looks like new and I love all the different styles....I am not sure if I remember right how to do the Neckholder Style, but I found a way to do it. I saw your beautiful website. But it is still under construction...so you have more dresses with the same print? My sister from Germany is coming to visit soon and I am thinking of getting her one, it would be a very special souvenir....

Please let me know,

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