If anyone ever comes to Hawai'i (or if you live here like me) I would definitely recommend you stop at Aloha Tofu Town! It's this small cafe that is also a gift shop and tofu factory! Everything the serve is made with their own Aloha tofu. It's a popular stop for people from Japan, and for people who love tofu. My favorite is the tofu hamburger steak (no pic because I ate it!), but they also have bentos, curry, and loco moco! They even have tofu based desserts... Their tofu creampuffs are especially popular. One of my favorite things is that when you order a regular sized meal, you can also serve yourself tofu that hasn't been fully firmed yet... It is so good! This is a local business that is also one of the few tofu companies remaining in Hawaii. They are located in dole cannery... Check them out!
Bentos to go!
The dining area
Serve yourself tofu... they keep it warm in a slow cooker and you can garnish it yourself too!
I'm super lucky! The other day I was asked to be an emergency substitute for one of my coworkers, and I got to go to Maui! This was the view from the plane... Such a clear day!!! I actually was in the aisle seat and asked the me sitting next to me if I could reach over him to take this picture; he did and it came out perfect :)
With all the holiday weekends over Christmas and New Year's, I was finally able to sew some pouches. I've had some of these kawaii fabrics stashed for years, and I don't see these prints anymore. The pink and white alphabet fabric is especially dear!
I had a pretty busy weekend, so I didn't have much time for berrysprite crafting. I did manage to snap this photo of a rainbow (it was mostly hot and sunny, but there was some rain, which is my favorite!)
So I received a custom order for a mermaid! I had never done one before, (only a merlion) mostly because every time I try to make hair it turns out wonky (that's also why I don't have many human amigurumi!). She came out pretty cute (with lovely hair!), and so I decided to make a few more based on my mermaid kingdom fabric (those will come in a later post, as I have to wait until the weekend to finish them!)