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January 8, 2010

Fab Finds on Aloha Friday

Happy Aloha Friday! I know, I know. I live in the midwest. It's a blustery snow day. You'd complain of frozen britches once you step out of the house. What do you mean, "Aloha Friday?" I'm an island girl at heart; grew up in Guam and Hawaii. I knew the term "Aloha Friday" before I learned of "TGIF" ('Thank God/goodness it's Friday' - I guess, depending on your religious beliefs). The locals in Hawaii claimed 'Aloha Friday' which represents Hawaii's laid-back local-style, and summed up by the simple chorus of the song: "It's Aloha Friday, No work til Monday." If you're curious about what it sounds like, click on the lyrics above and you'll be brought to a youtube video with the sample song. I like this version better because it reminds me of my Grandpa and Grandma who worked on the plantations in Hawaii in the ca. 1950s-1960s. Very cool.
But I digress. This year, I resolved to blog on a regular basis and give good karma to fellow crafty mavens at the same time. So, today is the debut of a new feature on Manoa Road:
featuring fabulous handcrafted goodness from different handmade markets on the internet.
Today's selection is a throwback to the Islands (Aloha Friday, anyone?) all from artisans on Artfire. With such a dreary, drab, and cold winter day in St. Louis, I can't help but long for warmth right now. Here's a short list of finds that remind me of the islands --

Please spread good karma and discover these talented artisans and their handcrafted goodness on Artfire.

4 comments:

Beadin By The Sea said...

I don't blame you for dreaming of Hawaii with the freezing temperatures you are having in the midwest. Thanks so much for featuring my Kukini Runner Pendant among all these wonderful creations!
Keep warm... ~Debora

Amor De Plata said...

Hi Jane, thank you for the feature on my Monsterra Magic. Your blog is great.
The snow is beautiful here in Indiana but I miss Hawaii too!

HawaiiVacationGifts said...

Aloha Jane,
Mahalo for including my Hawaiian quilt soy candle in your post. I also vow that I will try to blog more regularly:)

Keep up the good work and keep warm!

Cheryl

Jane O said...

Thank you ladies, you both do beautiful work!

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