Crafts

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The Peninsula School Craft Fair welcomes in the winter season and all of its diverse celebrations, hosting over 30 vendors from both the Peninsula community and the greater Bay Area. Come browse a great selection of toys, clothing, pottery, jewelry, bath products and gift items — all handmade or handcrafted — on the school campus at 920 Peninsula Way from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Nov. 20..

The Craft Fair Café will be serving up  traditional homemade soups, baked goods, hot and cold beverages, and homemade desserts. Our youngest guests can enjoy the Children’s Area, a place to play and make their own crafts and gifts- all for free. Musicians can be found throughout the campus and include acapella groups, carolers, and bluegrass trios.

All proceeds benefit the students of Peninsula School.

Photo by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

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March Madness Easter Baskets are fun mash up

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March Madness is in full swing and Easter is this Sunday, what better way to combine the two than with Easter Basket-ball! This simple, silly Easter Basket is sure to be a slam dunk. A small toy hoop tied onto the handle is filled with bunny-eared, basketball eggs. [They were purchased at Michael’s; if out of stock there, […]

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Get ready for the Academy Awards with these creative ideas from Alexis Murphy

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Editor’s note: We’ve come to count on Menlo Park resident Alexis Murphy for showing us how to make celebrations and holidays special. Here she takes on the Academy Awards, which will take place this Sunday night (2/28). Whether you’ve seen the movies or not, the Academy Awards are always exciting. The glamor, the controversy, the parties. It is time […]

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Peninsula School hosts annual Craft Fair on Dec. 7

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Peninsula School will host its annual Craft Fair on Sunday, December 7, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at 920 Peninsula Way in Menlo Park. The Craft Fair welcomes in the winter season and all of its diverse celebrations, hosting over 30 vendors from both the Peninsula community and the greater Bay Area.  Come browse our great […]

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Linda Janklow’s Peopleologie workshops teach history through hands-on activities

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Linda Janklow has a passion for history, and through her program, Peopleologie, she helps others discover their own. She defines Peopleologie as “an all-ages program promoting cultural literacy, celebrating community, and building connections to the world through history, humanities, anthropology, math, science, hand crafting traditions, and fun.” She stressed that it is not an art program, but rather a social […]

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Memories of Mexico to pass along on Cinco de Mayo

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Growing up in Southern California, my parents and I drove south of the border often for vacations. To celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year, I’m sharing some of my favorite memories from those trips with my kids. We spent long, hot days at the beach, bartering with the jewelry salesmen that would comb the shoreline.We […]

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Joli Bogdan brings intricate gemstone jewelry to Allied Arts’ newest artisan shop

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Penelope’s Den is the newest Allied Arts shop, but if you’re looking for the store’s namesake and inspiration, you won’t find her among the Guild’s lush rose bushes and wisteria vines. Instead, owner and artist Joli (pronounced Yoli) Bogdan points to Ancient Greek mythology’s Penelope, wife and queen to Odysseus. As readers of The Odyssey […]

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Last minute Valentines Day gift for the teen or tween

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Earlier this week my kids asked where all the Valentine’s decorations were.When they were little I decked the halls with hearts and love. This year — nada. For the last few weeks,  I have been in full “Valentine’s mode,” filling Etsy orders and working on projects for others, but our house was bare, and I had nothing for […]

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Love is in the hair – easy to make Valentines accessories

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Editor’s note:  Here’s another creative idea for Valentines Day, thanks to Menlo Park resident Alexis Murphy. You can get other ideas from her website Jac ‘o lyn Murphy (a combination of her childrens’ names, Jack and Carolyn) and on her Etsy Valentines page. This year, love will be in the hair, whether it’s a ponytail or headband […]

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Peninsula School’s annual craft fair is Sunday, Dec. 8

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Peninsula School’s Craft Fair is a parent-sponsored event,  featuring  home-made food, wandering mistrels, a wide variety of goods from many unique vendors and a warm welcoming atmosphere. It will be held this year on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Proceeds benefit the students of Peninsula School.  

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Decorate the kiddie table at Thanksgiving with TP teepees and party animals

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Oh my, the party animals at the kids’ table are getting wild this Thanksgiving. Their hats are on, and they have Teepee’d the table, with TP Teepees. (Yes, I mean toilet paper!) The little piggiet is excited — he is glad turkey, not pork, is on the menu. The cow looks a little guilty for teepee-ing the table. The ram just looks […]

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