This and What’s That?!!

First of all, I need to announce that I finally updated our Specials. Here you will find unique items, some of which would make very nice presents. Check it out.
It’s been a very busy week or so, starting off with the annual Hula o Na Keiki at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel. Congratulations to na haumana of Halau Kekuaokala’au’ala’ilihahi (my sister Lisa dances with this halau!) for winning the Kane and Wahine divisions.
We participated in the craft show and also did mini workshops. Here is a picture of two of our students from Halau Lani Ola of Irvine, CA making ‘uli’uli and puniu.


This past week we also did an ipu heke workshop for one of the hula classes at Kamehameha Schools. Here the students are preparing kukui oil to finish their ipu heke.
We have also been very busy trying to fill orders in a timely manner. With Christmas around the corner, and I’m guessing, Christmas performances, we have lots of ‘uli’uli to make.
Speaking of ‘uli’uli, while I was sitting putting some together the other day, I saw some movement out of the corner of my eye. This is what I saw. I’m still learning how to use the camera so was thrilled to catch this picture.
Most people would find this disgusting, but I found it fascinating! Can you guess who’s pulling who around? Well, it was the wasp dragging the cane spider all over the garage. I wondered what it was going to do with its prize…..then I remembered that wasps like to lay their eggs in strange places. That’s when I decided not to think about it anymore and went back to work.
Today’s ‘Olelo No’eau: Eia ka iki nowelo a ka mikioi. Here is the clever and dainty little one.
A boast, meaning “I may be little, but……”