: Honolulu Magazine, Etsy and Hawaii :


I am so happy to announce that my sister Hillary is in the March issue of Honolulu Magazine. For those of you abroad, Honolulu Magazine has been Hawaii's magazine since 1888.

See the article online here: {{click}}

So here's a little bit about Hillary:

Hillary is 23 years old and started sewing in 2008. She made her start sewing by hand, little cupcakes made of felt fabric. In order to sew more efficiently she decided to purchase her first sewing machine. She says that she encountered difficulty sewing a handbag with the pattern and directions it came with, so that's when she decided she would come up with her own designs and patterns.

Soon as she was spotted carrying her handbags, orders kept coming in from family and friends, who would often stop by the house and go through her fabrics and place their orders. Since then, she has brought her bags to craft fairs around Kauai and online at her Etsy shop.

Hillary finds inspiration from everything cute and loves to go fabric shopping. Once an idea is in her head she then moves onto newspaper where she works her ideas into a pattern with a pair of scissors. It takes about 4 hours to sew a "Miss Hillary" bag. The name of her Etsy shop: Miss Hillary, came from her work with children, as they would call her Miss Hillary at school.

In the future she hopes to expand to children's clothing and dresses for women.

Hillary lives on Kauai with her husband Pili and their two dogs, a female Shitzu named Mija and female Pomeranian named Naya who has two pups: Kitty and Zoey. She works with children and spends her free time creating and sewing in her bedroom. Her favorite color is pink. Another fun fact that I wanted to add about my sister Hillary is that we have identical handwriting and that most times I have to look twice to tell our handwriting apart.

Visit her shop on Etsy: {{miss.hillary.etsy.com}}
& her blog: Miss.Hillary


  1. I stumbled across your blog and love it! Congratulations on your sister being featured in the magazine :)

  2. My Owl Barn,
    Thanks so much :) My sis is quite thrilled about it herself :) Mahalo!

  3. THANK YOU FOR FEATURING ME ON YOUR BLOG!!!! I Love it!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Hi Hillary, you're welcome :D
    Congratulations to you! Keep on sewing!
    May blogland know about your awesome talent!

  5. You have a very cute blog :)


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