About Me

Aloha and welcome to Pink Plumeria Maui! I’m so excited to share with you my crochet and knitting patterns.

A little about me:

I was born and raised submersed in crafts. My childhood was filled with fabric stores, quilt stores, gem shows, pow wows, art shows, flea markets, antique stores, and so much more.

My mother taught me to sew at the age of 5, which feels like yesterday. My father took me to all his weekend carpentry jobs. I started quilting as a teenager. Textiles and nature were a blueprint of my childhood.

In my mid 20’s I moved to Maui. Living by the ocean ignited a creative passion in me. When I started having children I found myself creating again. From cooking, sewing to do it yourself projects. For many years friends and family encouraged me to write a blog.

In April of 2014 my mother was visiting shortly after the birth of my third son. I begged for her to teach me to crochet. She did and fireworks exploded in my brain! I started posting my creations on social media and the feedback was fantastic so I made it a goal to create a blog and online shop.

I taught myself to knit in November of 2018. Knitting has ignited a new passion of creativity and I’m happy to be releasing knitting patterns.

I’m so excited to share with you my creations, ideas, and more. Follow me on Instagram @pinkplumeriamaui or email me tonjapebenito@gmail.com to stay in touch.

Thank you to Deelia Nelson Photography for the amazing and beautiful photos!!