Aloha. My name is Jennifer, and I am the owner, maker, and one woman show here at Aloha Made Designs.

I live on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii, with my husband, Joel, and my teenage son, Dean. I have been a maker since I was a child – I have wonderful memories of my Mother and Grandmother sharing their many creative talents with me throughout my life, including sewing, needlework, painting, and even woodworking. Creating has been my soul’s refuge and place of peace for all of my life. My current creative passions are felt embroidery, small sewing / fabric gifts, and crochet.

Aloha Made Designs was born out of a desire to share exclusive handmade gifts and heirloom quality keepsakes with others. Each item is something I would be willing to purchase or love to receive as a gift myself. It’s somewhat of an eclectic mix of products, but they are each made with aloha.

When I am not making handcrafted gifts, I work part-time as an outpatient orthopedic Physical Therapist. Outside of work and creative endeavors, I love to read (look for book reviews on the blog!), take my dog for walks on the beach, and spend time with my family.

Here on the website, you can shop for handmade gifts in the product store and keep up with my making progress, as well as random lifestyle updates, on the blog. If you’re a maker yourself, I will always share pattern and supply resources (some affiliate links may be used) when available.

I hope you find a gift (or two!) that you love here, or contact me to create something memorable and custom for you!