Looking for a sweet little handmade gift idea? Andrea Sisouvong, a former florist and current stay at home mommy, started creating some fun gifts for all the birthday parties that her family attended. She got so many requests for more that she’s turning it into a new business called Petit Soleil! Andrea current portfolio includes stick horses, reusable snack bags, make-up bags, play tea bags, aprons, pillows, baby items and hair clips, but I imagine she’ll be adding even more soon.
A perfect gift for a young horse lover
Andrea was born and raised in Switzerland, went to school to be a florist and came to Maui in 2008. “I worked in a flower shop upcountry for over 2 years,” she shared. “I loved working with all the tropical flowers and the big lush weddings and fun set ups. I’m now a stay at home mommy, or as I like to call a home manager, with a three year old daughter and I’m also nine months pregnant!”
reusable snack bag hawaii
To see more of her new creations, follow Petit Soleil on Facebook and Instagram.
This is a new venture for Andrea, you can contact her directly through her Facebook page to inquire about colors, prices, etc.
What’s next for Andrea and Petit Soleil? “I would be really stoked to have some of my creations in a store or two, or maybe start a Etsy Shop!?
What DOES the fox say?
bags for every need!
I think I’m obsessed. I came across BlueJaneMaui on Facebook around the same time that I was helping out my friends with their new shop Hue and I remember thinking that the BlueJaneMaui pillows would be a perfect addition to their store. I have no idea at this point if I mentioned it to either one, but somehow it all worked out, and here we are a few months later, I go to a special event at Hue and end up meeting Dana of BlueJaneMaui!
Dana makes gorgeous, designer pillows here on Maui, and if you’ve read any home decor magazines or seen any design shows recently, you know how popular pillows are right now. These aren’t your standard throw pillows though, Dana has chevron prints, tropicals, ombres, and handpainted burlap with any word or saying that you may deem appropriate for your pillow. No matter your color scheme, decor or style, you will find a pillow cover that will work for you, and each cover is professionally sewn with surged seams and double stitched for durability.
Dana has also introduced a new line of tooth pillows, with which I am totally obsessed. I instantly bought two (one for each kid) and now that she’s coming out with even more designs, I’m contemplating having more kids so I can buy more pillows. Just kidding. Maybe each tooth will get its own pillow.
When I met Dana she hinted at the creation of new home decor items, so we’ll keep you posted here on this blog!
Have fun picking out your new pillows!
BlueJane Maui pillows are available on Etsy and on Maui at Hue and Pearl Butik in Paia