Can you believe it? I’ve reached 10K followers on YouTube!
Thank you! I couldn’t have done it without everyone who shares my patterns and videos online… I know this isn’t just my own doing, but dedication from so many of you who’ve supported my website and channel over the years.
So THANK YOU again — all of you!
Now it must be said… If you’re visiting this website in November of 2022, when the “Romeo and Juliet with Dolls, Act IV” video is first being posted, then you will have noticed that my website has been really glitchy lately. Gallery images are doing a weird overlapping thing.
I believe this has something to do with the updates my WordPress website provider automatically does.
I’m pretty tech-savvy myself, as you might imagine, but this particular problem is a little over my head. So I’ve contacted a tech guru from the region of Idaho where I live, and I’m waiting for her to get back to me with a cost estimate to fix the glitch.
Now look, I really like keeping this website running for free so people who can’t afford to buy doll clothes patterns, but who really want to sew doll clothes, have easy and free access to the patterns they need.
But let’s face it, running a website and YouTube channel costs me money.
In 2019, I found I had exhausted my limit for uploading new patterns on my el-cheap-o webhost service. I had to upgrade to a business account, which meant I suddenly had a big $399 fee to pay. That’s when I started looking into affiliate marketing as a means to help pay for the costs associated with running this website.
Now I’ve got tech issues. Repairing them will definitely cost money.
So I’m going to ask you, one more time, to consider taking my Creative Spark class, “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” to help out. If you don’t think you can afford it today, please ask a friend or family member to buy you a Creative Spark class for Christmas this year (if your family celebrates Christmas).
Think of it this way… You’ll learn something new about doll clothes sewing and pattern design, and you’ll also help me pay to fix my free pattern website.
Now maybe you’re thinking, “My life is too busy. I won’t have time to take Chelly’s class.” Well actually, for any class on Creative Spark, you don’t have to follow a schedule. Just sign up when you’re ready.
It’s a one-time fee for the course, and there’s no specific time limit to finish your course. You can just take your time and learn at the pace that suits you. So please go check out my paid courses on Creative Spark, using this link and really think about getting signed up.
If you really, truly can’t afford a class right now, remember that every purchase you make, using the links offered on my website, will help add pennies to the overall cost of running this website and my YouTube channel. So visit my “Shop” page, and think about making a purchase.
The next time you need to buy snaps, think about buying them from my “Shop” page; the next time you need teeny-tiny buttons, think about buying them from my “Shop” page; the next time you need fabric, think about buying it using the links provided on my “Shop” page.
You can type into each mini-banner, and you can even type at the bottom, so it’s truly a digital planner in that sense.
Or you can just print it as a PDF and hand-write your goals in each of the text areas. It’s a great way to set your sewing goals for the new year.
And it’s only 99 cents!
Each of your purchases helps me pay for this site and the storage that’s needed to host all of my free PDF sewing patterns.
I can’t do it without you!
And even the smallest purchase will help me afford to repair the glitching problems on my site right now, but they’ll also help me pay for my video software fees, my Canva Pro account (which turns my JPG patterns into PDFs), and my general expenses for running this website.
I know today’s blog post seems like a big, giant BEG-FEST, but I’m sort of at my wits’ end. I’ve been balancing my budget for the year, and I honestly don’t know how to pay for the repair of my website glitch without getting you, my faithful followers, to pitch in and help out.
I am just one little ol’ school librarian, who also happens to run a sewing website and YouTube channel.
But every time you share my videos and patterns, you help drive traffic to this site, and who knows… the next person who visits this site may be able to afford to help.
To read more about my free sewing patterns and tutorials, please visit the “Helpful Tips” page.
Disclaimer/Credit/Affiliate Marketing Link:
To honor the trademark rights of the doll companies mentioned in this blog post, I am including links to their websites here. Please feel free to visit their website and consider purchasing one or more of the dolls mentioned.
Dolls used in the Romeo and Juliet video include various dolls and toys made by Mattel, Hasbro, Breyer, Lammily, and Petworks. These are NOT affiliate links, but you’re welcome to honor these doll and toy companies by making a purchase using these links. Your purchase will not help fund the ChellyWood.com site, but rather, I offer these links to honor the trademark rights of these companies.