Judi from TikiTales is an illustrator, author self-publisher, designer and single mom and lives on Maui with her beautiful baby boy. She is also an independent high school teacher. Her students have included legendary watermen Matt Meola, Alex Mussolini, Ian Gentil & Kai Lenny, as well as sons of legendary musicians Willie Nelson and Pat Simmons (Doobie Brothers), and Metallica & Tragically Hip Producer Bob Rock's children.
Her children's books, and line of original patchwork Hawaiiana blankets & fine linens, plus boutique baby clothes & accessories are stocked in specialty stores across the Hawaiian islands.
Judi's "When I am Quiet on O'ahu" was nominated for a Reader's Choice Award and her "When I am Quiet on Maui" was selected for the 2006 and 2007 Maui Film Festival Celebrity Gift Baskets. Both are top-rated 5 out of 5 shakas by Joseph Bean of Maui Weekly. Her books were also selected for gift baskets for the Hawaii State Society's inaugural ball for President Obama in DC!
When she is not teaching, painting, writing, or sewing, Judi travels to island schools, stores and libraries and shares stories about the islands' rare, unusual and endangered species.
TikiTales features a collection of Tiki Tales & Cheeky Tales books, Happy Honu Comfort Gear clothing and linens, plus Hawaiian Sandwishes... all hand crafted on Maui with aloha. Some of the top selling products include the Luau twirly skirt, and "When I am Quiet on O'ahu" children's book.
This is the first Etsy Baby Shower for TikiTales. Judi will be donating two sets of a Travel silky and the just released Cheeky Tales "Absolutely Awesome Island Animals in Hawaiian & English" baby board book autographed by Cooper Riley.
Judi has offered blog readers free shipping and buy one, get one of equal or lesser value 50% off anything in her Etsy shop! Be sure to mention you saw the feature on the Etsy Baby Shower Blog in the message to seller portion when checking out.