What’s going on at the #NorthPole? Check out these little #dolls:

I’ve been learning how to use my Camtasia software, and this video gave me an opportunity to experiment. I’m not 100% happy with the way the video turned out. Hopefully you’ll find it a little entertaining though.

Truthfully, I like Windows Movie Maker better than Camtasia. It’s more user-friendly, but it doesn’t have as many bells and whistles as Camtasia. Not only that, but Windows has left their Movie Maker on the back porch to rot (meaning, it’s no longer supported). What a rotten deal!

I’ve also got a new camera, and this camera (although it’s very expensive) doesn’t have an onion skin feature, which is essential for making stop motion videos, in my opinion. That’s why the camera is so shaky in this videos.

The good news: Romeo and Juliet was not filmed with my new camera, so that film’s video footage won’t be shaky. I’m still working on Romeo and Juliet, but because it’s a full-length play in five acts, it is taking a long time to piece it all together. And as I said, I’m still learning how to use this Camtasia software.

Meanwhile, little shorts like this “What’s happening at the North Pole” video should keep my followers entertained. This is also a great showcase for this month’s patterns and tutorials as well!

Additional Information:


My Gallery Page is the easiest way to search through all of my patterns to find what you want. Each image on the Gallery Page takes you to links for patterns and tutorials.

Need help printing my patterns? This link offers a tutorial showing you how to download and print my FREE patterns using Google Docs. (For the older print-a-pattern tutorial, which uses Microsoft Word, click here.) To review my difficulty scale (demonstrating how hard or easy a pattern is by the number of flowers displayed), take a look back at this blog post.

Please note: you must enlarge my patterns to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) without margins, before printing. These designs use a scant 1/4 inch seam (4 mm to be exact).

If you’re wondering why I make patterns and videos without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations. My patterns are now available through “Creative Commons Attribution.” This means that I created my patterns (and therefore I own rights to them), but I’m willing to share them with everyone who will tell people about my website.

Here are some helpful ways to tell the world about my patterns:

Are you new to sewing? I’ve got a playlist of tutorials for the beginning sewists on my YouTube channel. It includes video tutorials showing you how to do a basic straight stitch when sewing by hand, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, for those who are new to design and alterations.

In case you haven’t heard, I have actually designed some commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. They have some new dolls in their line, including a new male doll, so you might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.

If your question wasn’t answered here, feel free to submit a question. I’m always happy to help my followers find what they need, so they, too, can make amazing doll clothes and crafts!

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