Doll making featured on show

Information on making sculpted dolls, creating large craft items and cooking turkey will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Author and doll maker Terese Cato says all of the doll bodies she makes are made with Kona Cotton fabric. She’ll also show some ideas for dressing the […]

Lap quilts, salmon featured on show

Information on using a Design-a-Doll kit, making lap quilts and smoking salmon will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Mary Mertens is with Ticche & Bea in Chicago, Ill., and she will show how to learn to sew with the Design-a-Doll kit. It provides a quick project […]

Feb. 11 – Let’s play dolls

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Theresa Lucero, 66, makes dolls and all their accessories as a hobby. Thursday, she sits at La Casa Senior Center fixing up the on-site nurse, Margie Caballero’s first doll. Caballero received the collectable Alexander doll from her adopted parents when she was a little girl. Lucero said she made everything […]

Christmas toy story

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer “I don’t remember toys. But when my sister was little bitty — we were raised poor; my mom would sew for money. My mom got a tricycle as payment for some sewing she had done, and it was rusty and old. My mom painted it while we slept and […]

War interrupts friendship

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The disappearance of Lily Kimura haunts Berna Jene Kreitzberg Sanders. Open up Sanders’ photo album. On page 13 is a photograph of Kimura in knee-high socks and a headband. Look in her home. Stowed away is an aging doll Kimura gave her some seven decades ago. “It’s beginning to […]

Tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone

By Don McAlavy: Columnist This is a story about a little girl who wanted only a dollhouse for Christmas. The time was 1905. The place was between Clovis and Fort Sumner. The 6-year-old girl was named Anna but called Annie by her mother and father, Tom and Etta Brown. She was the only child of […]

Hot toys top shopping lists

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleJulia Waid of Clovis shops for toys at Wal-Mart Friday with her daughter, Harlea, who turns 2 on Wednesday. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer He’s a furry, red monster with googly eyes who goes by the name of Elmo. And he tops the list of must-have Christmas toys of 2006, […]

Self-projected racism perpetuates cycle

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist “Can you show me the doll that looks bad?” The two baby dolls are identical except that one has pale skin, the other is dark. The little black girl, maybe 5 years old, has been holding up the pale doll, but in response to the question, she puts it down […]

Offering life advice a dangerous business

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist It amazes me how brilliant I am about so many things and why folks don’t more often seek my counsel. My wife Marilyn used to say, “Maybe you should stop trying to solve world problems and straighten out your own life.” I miss her wit. But to show what I […]

Memories are made at gift-giving season

Helena Rodriguez Trying to figure out what to get my loved ones for Christmas this past week got me started thinking about the favorite Christmas gifts I’ve received in my life. Now some of these Christmas gifts should not have been given to me in the first place. Oh, the things a bored adolescent can […]