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Title: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: iluvpinguinz on January 31, 2005 07:55:24 PM
I am just curious to see who is in Hawaii right now.

My name is Myriam and I'm originally from France, I'm 19 and I love candy....how about you?


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: PinkMafia on February 01, 2005 12:57:37 AM
My name is Rachelle, I'm 26, am married and have a 2 year old. I love the beach, crafting, food,shopping,activism, movies, conversation, friends and things that make me smile.


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: chapfan91 on February 17, 2005 01:59:52 PM
I'm Erica, 19, Biology major at UH Manoa, from the Big Island. For now, my main craft is knitting.
~Erica


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: iluvpinguinz on February 17, 2005 05:57:23 PM
I'm glad at least two people replied, it's not much but it's a start!


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: SugarQueen on February 21, 2005 02:18:51 PM
Hi I'm Joanna.  I'm 26 married and live in aiea.  Right now I'm into knitting and bookbinding.  I have a sewing machine but I barely know how to use the thing.


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: mk_carroll on May 02, 2005 01:40:32 AM
I'm Kai, I live on O'ahu and I'm in Honolulu and Aiea at various points throughout the week.  I've been to a few Honolulu SNB meetings.  My blog: mizuna.blogspot.com (http://mizuna.blogspot.com).


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: PinkMafia on May 02, 2005 06:24:51 PM
Can I have the info for the SnB? thanks!


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: mk_carroll on May 03, 2005 02:22:11 AM
Can I have the info for the SnB? thanks!

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/honolulu_SNB/

There's a meeting this Weds. at Mocha Java, Ward Centre.


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: PinkMafia on May 03, 2005 12:22:19 PM
thanks!


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: SugarQueen on May 05, 2005 01:29:28 PM
Hey mk were you knitting a green socky thing at aiea starbucks the other day?


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: mk_carroll on May 08, 2005 01:37:32 AM
Hey mk were you knitting a green socky thing at aiea starbucks the other day?
Yep, that would be a fingerless glove I'm knitting for the troops. 


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: SugarQueen on May 09, 2005 11:37:01 AM
Dude we were totally watching you!  My friend and I were trying to figure out what you were knitting!


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: bedhairbandit on July 30, 2005 01:07:17 AM
hey im sam. 17 years old.
just trying to search around and get good ideas.

i would love to be as diy as everyone.
but just starting out  ::)


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: gypsysoul3 on August 03, 2005 12:47:02 AM
i'm bekki, i'm 26 and i live in honolulu. i am sorta a "jill of all trades," i sew, knit, do ceramics...blah. blah. though right now i'l focusing on jewelry b/c i'm starting my own webstore.

were you guys talking about starting a craft circle? bc i'd so be in! last summer i met a few crafty gals and was like, "lets start a knitting circle, or creativity club." and they were all pretty much like, "yeah, right." so i felt crazy. ha!

i never check the "hawaii" section here, b/c whenever i 1st joined craftster it seemed there was like no one from hawaii on here. i've been missing out! i'm so glad there are at least a few of us.


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: PinkMafia on August 03, 2005 03:08:40 AM
I live on the North Shore and am super busy but a monthly meet up would be cool. I'm 26 too!


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: bedhairbandit on August 03, 2005 11:07:11 PM
i wish i knew how to knit.


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: mk_carroll on August 04, 2005 12:46:15 AM
The Honolulu SNB (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/honolulu_SNB/) is open to all, and if you want to learn to knit or crochet, someone will gladly teach you.  If you don't do either, feel free to bring along whatever craft you have going!

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/honolulu_SNB/ <-- check the Yahoo! group calendar and messages for meeting dates and times; next meeting is at Pearlridge this Sunday, 2 - 4 (Starbucks - in the mall, may change if it's too noisy to the Starbucks outside the mall).  If the scheduled meetups don't fit your schedule, feel free to post a suggestion for a time/date/location; sometimes it's just a couple of us at a last-minute informal meeting. 


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: PinkMafia on August 04, 2005 12:19:03 PM
hmmm. I'll have to see if I can make it. I want to learn to knit to (I can do the knit and pearl stitch) but am so busy with my sewing I hardly have time.


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: alohamom2three on September 03, 2005 10:02:09 PM
Hey, just joine the site...
I'm a mom of three lovely girls here in central o'ahu.  I just posted my first pics on the beading projects.  I also crochet, draw, paint murals, write and make leis and whatever else inspires me.  I totally would love to get together and share skills.
Aloha,
Anna


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: geetar! on September 04, 2005 02:28:08 AM
Hannah, 15, KAUAI. Haha. Not many of you Kauains here. :)


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: arloarlo1 on September 08, 2005 01:04:55 PM
Hi, I'm kumiko I've been living in Hawaii for last 5 years. I got two boys (2and 5) and currently pregnant with my third one ( another boy...yey)  I paint, sew, make greeting cards....etc.  It will be fun to meet up with crafty people in Oahu, I live close to town. talk to you later!


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: Page on September 09, 2005 05:03:19 PM
my name's shaun and im a senior at mililani high school. been knitting for a little less than a year now and i just cant seem to stop. it really gives you something to do during a free or just plain boring period.
currently im starting to get other friends of mine into knitting and especially guys. i seem to be in a minority there.
well new to craftser but it looks pretty kickin. hope i can find some interesting patterns or something.


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: shellie on September 10, 2005 10:19:44 PM
Hi everyone!  My name is Shellie and I've been crafting ever since I can remember.  I sew, paint, do ceramics, paper stuff, am trying to knit and crochet, yadda yadda - the list goes on and on.  I'm so freaking old I could be a mother to all of you.  ha ha! 


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: mikiala_midori on November 09, 2005 01:59:50 PM
Hi my name is Miki and I am 23.  I live on Oahu on the Windward side.  I am not an avid crafter, but I do have spurts of inspiration usually around the holiday season.  That's usually my own fault because I've told my boyfriend that I want something handmade for Christmas and he usually responds with I want something handmade, too.  I dabbled in beading (my boyfriend's mom is super talented in this area), embroidery, sewing, knitting, crochet, stamping, scrapbooking, card making, cross stitch, and drawing.  I mostly doodle the same little motif over and over again. 



Title: Oahu newbie who loves getting crafty
Post by: jessicaspacekat on December 18, 2005 09:08:03 PM
Hi Oahu Craftster!

My name's Jessica, and I'm moving to the island next month (January 2006). I'm going to be in Waipahu (by Pearl Harbor) and I would LOVE to meet some fellow craft junkies.

I couldn't really tell from the older posts, but if there's any club-type meetings going on, please tell me because I would be completely down!

I love to sew, paint, and do beadwork, and sometimes embroidery.

 ;)
Jessica


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: PinkMafia on December 18, 2005 09:31:59 PM
I would really like to start something. Not that it matters, but how old are yo Jessica? I like on the North Shore.


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: mk_carroll on December 19, 2005 03:48:50 PM
The Honolulu Stitch N Bitch has been meeting every Thursday from 7pm - 9pm at Mocha Java, Ward Center.  This week it's tentatively been moved to the Eastside Grill on University Ave (trying to avoid the malls so close to Christmas).  I *think* we are meeting at the Cafe 2600 (corner of King and University) before heading over to the Grill, so if you'd like to take a peek at the group, look for the knitters.  I'm the one with short purple hair.  You don't have to be a knitter, or even know how to knit - bring whatever you want to work on. 

More info on the Yahoo! Group (groups.yahoo.com/groups/honolulu_SNB), and there are other knitters who would like to meet elsewhere on the island. 


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: ambiguouslyspecific on January 04, 2006 01:04:35 PM
 ;D I just joined...even tho i was looking at this site since march 2005.. :D
I'm Sandra and i live in honolulu oahu
i sew, knit, and crochet  :D

oh and i'm 17


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: 1craftgrl on January 12, 2006 11:32:50 PM
Hello!!!

I'm Denise from Oahu, live in the Honolulu area.  I'm 28 and a mommy to 1 year old girl.  LOVE crafting, mostly sewing things like bags.


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: frefre on January 15, 2006 09:59:39 AM
hi, I'm Freda, I don't live in Hawaii just yet, but I will be as of Feb 14th.  I'm moving to the big island, in Hilo.  please tell me that there will be some people for me to meet that won't freak out from my ridiculously hot-red, asymmetrical hair.  I knit, crochet, sew (though I won't have a sewing machine with me just yet), do really bad collages sometimes, and I am trying to learn how to do a lot of other stuff.


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: PinkMafia on January 15, 2006 12:01:23 PM
PM Bella, she lives on the Big Island and she'd love your bright red funky hair!


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: knit wit on February 02, 2006 03:37:22 PM
HI, I'm Maggie  ;)

It is really awesome to see others on the site who are in Hawaii.... I just found craftster a couple of weeks ago, it is so amazing.

I'm a lifelong crafter but since being in school and then in grad school, had kind of given up crafty endeavors. Suddenly over the holidays, I grabbed the knitting needles again and bought some crazy yarn. I found Debbie Stoller's book and for the first time actually learned how to do more than knit/purl. Wow, I had no idea ..... Two scarfs and a ipod cozy later, here I am ... (well, still in school too!)

I'm 32, a married grad student at UH (no kids), living in Honolulu since 2001. Working on a baby blanket now for impending nephew arrival .... sister-in-law is a seahawks fan (we moved here from seattle) so whether or not they take the Super bowl, the next challenge is to knit a seahawks-design ....

And last, I'm completely directional-challenged .. but it usually works out! yeah!  ;D
 


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: shykadelic on February 12, 2006 03:24:01 PM
Hi everyone, my name's Shy.  I'm 23 and I live by Pearlridge (o'ahu).  I'm married, no kiddies yet.

Mostly, I make 1" buttons and easy glass-bead bracelets.  Looking into better jewelry and hopefully sewing too.  I plan to get into college soon for graphic and web design.  In the meantime I'm opening my web shop, www.starshyne.net (http://www.starshyne.net).


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: Speech_nazi on February 25, 2006 02:25:40 PM
I am Lyn, but you can call me LEX if you want to.

I live in Saint Louis Heights, I am 16, and I work at the Concierge desk in Ward Theaters (yes, I am proud of my job, my boss ROCKS!).

oh, and I am a complete loser. :P


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: PelesGrrl on March 04, 2006 11:07:50 PM
aloha!
my name is trinette but my friends call me tree. i'm 35 and have a little girl who will be one next friday.
i like doing clothing recons, making jewelry and larger metalcraft (like knives and swords) but have also been trying to learn a bit of knitting and crochet.
i like hiking with my baby and teaching her 3 different languages. (hooray for nerds!  ;D)
i love crafster and i'm glad there's a group of people here in hawaii that love it too!
i hope to have some pics up soon of the stuff that i've been working on recently.


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: tiffanyjean on April 29, 2006 12:19:19 AM
hi!! new to crafster- been lurking for a while, but finally sucked it up and joined! i love it- everyone is so creative!! i hopefully can finish up something and post it...

im tiffany- im 22, i live waipahu side. ive tired just about every craft at least once- im soo ADD so finishing is tough.... i usually have a couple of different things going at one time. id love to try knitting- my mom loves it.. and has greatly resisted knitting me/ sending ( shes in N.CA) sweaters....  but alas i have not been able to pick it up...

happy crafting!


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: PinkMafia on April 29, 2006 02:02:48 AM
Aloha!!


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: yellowladybug on September 19, 2006 04:56:17 PM
I know this thread is old but I just joined and thought I'd might as well introduce myself...
I'm 27, live in Ewa Beach, have two kids and absolutely love craftster! :-*
I can cross stitch, some hand sewing and make felt things like cozies and plushies.
I really want to learn to quilt and knit and/or crochet.
Can't wait to get started... :)


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: PinkMafia on September 20, 2006 10:27:54 AM
Hi! Welcome.


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: dreadwaste on October 27, 2006 05:04:24 PM
oooh...people from hawaii!
sorry, im currently stuck in washington right now (college, icky) but i was born and raised in hawaii.
erm, a bit about myself:
i crochet, cant knit, sew (but only by hand), i have an obsession with randomly sewing buttons on things, im 19, kamehameha grad, i also do hair extensions (esp. dread extensions), and I MISS HOME.

the price of spam up here gets me depressed.

anyway. here i is.


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: gypsysoul3 on October 29, 2006 07:41:51 AM
i miss hawaii too, dreadwaste, as i just (i say "just" but it was in july) moved to DC. fall is pretty here, but cold! i miss the beach and all my friends, and aloha!
just as i left the island there seemed to be a big "indie craft movement" on oahu...in chinatown, with the start of indie fashion shows (at nextdoor and the like) as well as the opening of bad sushi on river street in chinatown. are any of you involved with this stuff?


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: PinkMafia on October 29, 2006 09:43:12 AM
Chinatown is bumpin now, its great. I haven't done much craft wise but I am in a burlesque troupe and we are performing at lots of events. There definately is an indie-craft revolution happening. There was a craft show a few months ago.


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: gypsysoul3 on October 29, 2006 04:29:36 PM
i know...i really wanted to do the craft show (the one at thirtyninehotwl..is that the one you mean?) but it was right when i moved!
i'm working on ways to save up some $ to move back (yeah, shouldn't have moved in the 1st place!).

aloha!


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: ravencrum on November 14, 2006 09:12:19 PM
so hi. i'm raven crum.  i'm basically a generalist but have been mostly into reconstruted garments as-of-late. the reason being that i've opened a used clothing store here in honolulu. people bring in stuff to sell or trade and they often dont want to deal with the leftover items. so i print on or frankenstich what i can and sell it in my shop.
i'm always on the hunt for kids who want to sell their handmade goods at my shop. clothes, jewelry, hats, bags, whatever.
i also am pretty involved wit local art and music happenings and love to host workshops and events when i have time. i'm a networking workhorse if you need anything.
i'm looking imto putting together a honolulu art collective in the coming year. i'm pretty into it.
glad i stumbled onto this. i never thought about looking for local peeps on craftster. it's very nice to make yer aquaintances. hope to see you on land sometime.


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: PinkMafia on November 14, 2006 09:15:30 PM
PM me. I would love to join a collective. I have a busy schedule but will help out in any way!


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: kea on February 04, 2007 12:01:56 AM
hey everybody... wow, i'm so glad i decided to check the Hawaii board... I've been lurking, finally joined and decided to look around...
i'm 24, married, no kids and live near pearlridge/aiea area... I've dabbled in lots of different crafts... I've done beading, crocheting, ribbon leis, paper crafts, and misc other stuff but always end up doing cross stitch... someday I'd like to try Hawaiian quilting (i'm pretty decent with handstitching even though i can't sew) but not sure when I'll be ready to take on such a large project...
nice meeting everybody and i'm glad i found you guys...


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: hellokittygirl808 on July 01, 2007 04:23:52 PM
hi...I'm joanne, 28 y/o, married, no children...yet, I live in honolulu.  love rubber stamping, card making, scrapbooking, general paper crafts, beading, felt crafts, other various crafts here and there...





Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: rad kit on July 06, 2007 07:28:51 PM
 ;D im tori from lanikai.
i crochet.


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: puamelia on July 26, 2007 10:45:22 AM
Hi I'm Su and I'm a lurker... lol!

Been busy swapping but took a peek and this subject has come alive again so... I'm a 30-something working mom (she just made 6 months!!) in Nuuanu, soon moving back to Waimanalo. I got the crafting bug from mom long long ago (she sews and crochets filet curtains and tablecloths, and everthing else!) but I'm more into jewelry now and starting to sew.  I also do origami, cards, some embroidery and whatever falls into my lap.

I just sent a Hawaiian quilt pattern book for a swap, and was thinking a small pillow for our new sofa would be more my speed so Kea, that'd be easier than a full quilt. Maybe after I move we do a craft-along??  They have little kits at Ben Franklin.

Nice meeting you all.  BTW Whatever happened to the SNB?


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: mk_carroll on July 28, 2007 12:06:05 AM
Nice meeting you all.  BTW Whatever happened to the SNB?
We had to have a quick name change when the Sew Fast Sew Easy people decided that they own the term "stitch and bitch" and Yahoo! shut down all the groups that used the term (we thought SNB would pass, but it didn't).  The group is now called Aloha Knitters (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alohaknitters/), and we still meet on Thursdays at Mocha Java, Ward Center, from 7 - 9 pm.  There's a MySpace profile (http://myspace.com/alohaknitters) for the group too. 


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: puamelia on July 29, 2007 12:35:18 AM
Thanks! Sad about the name. Are there people who crochet? I don't know how to knit at all :(

Nice meeting you all.  BTW Whatever happened to the SNB?
We had to have a quick name change when the Sew Fast Sew Easy people decided that they own the term "stitch and bitch" and Yahoo! shut down all the groups that used the term (we thought SNB would pass, but it didn't).  The group is now called Aloha Knitters (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alohaknitters/), and we still meet on Thursdays at Mocha Java, Ward Center, from 7 - 9 pm.  There's a MySpace profile (http://myspace.com/alohaknitters) for the group too. 


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: jeni_loves_you on August 22, 2007 01:10:20 AM
Hi!

I'm Jeni. I'm 25, from Hilo, HI, and an English Literature major at the University of Hawaii at Hilo with a Communications minor (I hope.) I work at Ben Franklin Crafts and am an Event Planner for the Student Activities Council on campus.

Right now my sewing room is a mess because I'm in the process of painting (this awesome bright (and I mean BRIGHT) pink and a bluish/tealish color...I'm about halfway done) but normally I sew and knit. I tried scrapbooking and jewelry making, but it just got too expensive.

None of my friends are crafty people so I'm always looking for people to talk to about different projects and things.


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: mk_carroll on September 15, 2007 07:29:10 PM
Thanks! Sad about the name. Are there people who crochet? I don't know how to knit at all :(

I am really, really late in answering this!  Yes, there are crocheters too.  SNB was a better term (and the moderator who had to change the name couldn't get in touch with most of the members because the group had been shut down), so she made a quick name choice that doesn't make it clear that we have crocheters and spinners too.  Aloha Knitters is all about the fiber love - we don't get snobby about knit vs. crochet (besides, some of us do both). 


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: writerbee on October 09, 2007 10:35:44 PM
I'm Bethany and I'm in Kailua. I'm 23 and I moved here in May. It's great to hear about all the crafty people in Hawaii! The Aloha Knitters group sounds like a lot of fun -- I'd love to attend a meeting -- I haven't really met anyone here yet, as I'm just freelancing at home for now. It would be great to talk to and meet others who enjoy crafting too!

I mostly sew and crochet, and am learning to quilt and I'd love to learn to knit. I'd love to learn Hawaiian quilting, too, especially for gifts for family on the mainland. Currently I'm into altering and making clothes, particularly dresses, and I'm building up a stash of vintage dress patterns.

 :)


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: quixoticfish on February 17, 2008 05:02:55 PM
Hi, I'm Lisa from Honolulu. I'm 32, married, currently pregnant for the first time, so when I'm not working 13 hour days, I'm just eating and sleeping. Before this happened I used to quilt and make weird clothes and things. I will start making things again as soon as I either get some energy back or I get some help at work. My sewing room is a mess and is slowly being converted to a nursery. I come from a long line of crafty sewing people. Right now I joined to get some motivation!!!!


Title: Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves...
Post by: sarush on March 01, 2008 11:03:25 AM
i'm moving to hawaii in a couple of weeks. i'll plan to live in central oahu.

i haven't been crafting too much for the last few months because i've been living temporarily in baltimore and dc for work. all my stuff is back in a storage shed in missouri. i was learning how to sew, knit on looms (not too much of a need for it anymore i guess, with average temps in the 80s), making buttons/pins, and other random stuff. i'm not an expert in any of them and love learning new ones.

can't wait to get to hawaii though and get addicted to craftster again :)