The image shows the ChellyWood doll with a humorous face. Her tongue is sticking out, and she wears a huge smile. There's a dialog bubble above her head that says L O L with an exclamation point.

Announcement: Chelly Wood will now begin affiliate marketing, and here’s why… #FreeThings #FreeStuff

Last summer, when I discovered that this website had reached its limit of how many patterns could be loaded onto a free WordPress site, I was shocked and discouraged. I’d grown to love this website! I had built it, together with my daughters, to be a sort of “journal” of my doll craft experiences, but it grew to be so much more! Income from this … Continue reading Announcement: Chelly Wood will now begin affiliate marketing, and here’s why… #FreeThings #FreeStuff

The image shows Mattel's Curvy Barbie modeling a hand-made shirt with cloth-covered tiny buttons. Each button is encompassed by a floss loop, all hand-made by the seamstress who blogs here, at ChellyWood.com.

What can you do with mismatched miniature buttons? Try this trick…

Today I’m sharing an older tutorial for making a Curvy Barbie crop top with embroidery floss fringe. Back when I made this video, I used to film on the kitchen table, so you can actually hear my kids and husband in the background. (Sorry about the noise…) But there’s a gem at the end of this tutorial… I show you how to take a pile … Continue reading What can you do with mismatched miniature buttons? Try this trick…

Doll Photography Tip #9: Set up a Studio for Photographing Your Dolls #DollCollector #CraftRoom

Indoor photography can be a real hassle when you have to set up the kitchen table for a photo shoot right after breakfast, hurry though your photos, and then take the kitchen-table-studio apart again in time for serving lunch or dinner. In 2015, I moved all my doll photography stuff out to the kids’ playhouse. They were in junior high and high school, and they … Continue reading Doll Photography Tip #9: Set up a Studio for Photographing Your Dolls #DollCollector #CraftRoom

Please visit ChellyWood.com for ideas on how to make money sewing and selling crafts. Today's topic is about how to save money by using second-hand clothing as a fabric source for sell-able fabric crafts.

Save money by recycling second-hand clothing for sewing doll clothes! #MoneyMaker #Sewing

Did you know recycling old clothes is good for the environment? And in case you didn’t know, third world countries, where garments and textiles are often made, have the least amount of funding for pollution prevention and clean-up. This leads to air pollution, rain forest depletion, and damage to drinking water and other essential resources. If you’d like to learn more about this issue, please … Continue reading Save money by recycling second-hand clothing for sewing doll clothes! #MoneyMaker #Sewing

The image shows a fashion doll holding a handmade purse. The purse is made of cotton fabric with a simple ribbon as its purse strap. The overlay says, "easy doll purse D I Y project." Would you like to make this super simple purse for your fashion dolls? It fits lots of dolls in sizes ranging from eight inches tall to 12 inches tall (20 centimeters to 30 and a half centimeters tall). Click on the link in the caption if you'd like to watch the video that shows you how to make this super easy doll's purse for beginners.

Sew an easy tiny doll purse — no pattern needed! Tutorial @ ChellyWood.com #Miniatures #AprilFoolsDay

I made this purse in February, but I never got this video posted in time to accompany my other Valentine’s Day doll clothes projects. So I decided to have fun with the creation of this video by adding the purse to dolls wearing clothing from various holidays. Can you name all the holidays featured in this video? Feel free to add your guesses in the … Continue reading Sew an easy tiny doll purse — no pattern needed! Tutorial @ ChellyWood.com #Miniatures #AprilFoolsDay

The image shows a printer that has paper in the back. A pattern for making a doll's handkerchief head covering is being printed at the front of the printer. The wording on theis youtube video's header says, "How to Print Patterns" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com (a website that offers free, printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes and other craft items).

How to Print Sewing Patterns for Dolls’ Clothes Online @ ChellyWood.com #Sewing #DollClothes

I occassionally get emails from fans and followers who are having trouble printing their free sewing patterns from my website. Of course, everyone’s printer and device is different, so it’s impossible to solve all printing problems in one quick tutorial. However these two tutorials are available on my site on the Home page (the main gallery), right at the top of the page. And these … Continue reading How to Print Sewing Patterns for Dolls’ Clothes Online @ ChellyWood.com #Sewing #DollClothes

Image shows Mattel's Made-to-Move Barbie wearing a wedding dress (handmade with one-shoulder style), Mattel's Tall Barbie wearing a maid of honor gown, Mattel's made-to-move Barbie dolls wearing prom style dresses, and Mattel's Stacie doll wearing a flower girl's A-line dress. All of the dresses were designed and hand-sewn by Chelly Wood, and patterns are available at ChellyWood.com (free and printable sewing patterns for making all wedding, prom, and quinceanera dresses shown in the image). The dolls are seated and standing in an elegant 1:6 scale diorama, displaying their dresses in lovely pinks and whites. The furniture in the diorama is made of wicker. There is a gold-framed classical painting on the wall behind them. In the center of the room, the wicker table holds a porcelain tea set in 1:6 scale. The dolls look at the camera expectantly, and they are elegantly posed as if for wedding photography.

Taking Care of Your Handmade Doll Clothes @ ChellyWood.com #HelpfulTips for #DollCollectors

Today’s blog post on “taking care of your handmade doll clothes” is actually a re-post of an article I wrote a little over a year ago. However, this topic is one I seem to get questions about, so maybe, while I’m on vacation, it’s a good time to revisit it… Nobody likes to see a naked doll laying around, but did you know that leaving … Continue reading Taking Care of Your Handmade Doll Clothes @ ChellyWood.com #HelpfulTips for #DollCollectors

Here we see a Chelsea male doll / boy doll standing next to a Polly Pocket ice cream truck. The Chelsea and Friends boy doll is clearly too tall for the ice cream truck. Near the ice cream truck door is a Kelly doll and a knockoff Kelly doll. It's clear that although they're about the right size, these dolls were also not made to fit in the ice cream truck.

If you want some accessories for your Kelly Doll or Chelsea Doll dioramas, today’s eBay sale is for you! #miniatures #PollyPocket

As my regular followers know, I’m selling a few of my doll-related items in my eBay store lately, to make room for new things. This week I’m selling an adorable pink and blue Polly Pocket ice cream delivery truck and a pink and blue scooter. In keeping with my Black History Month theme, the Little Person I’m selling would pass for African American too. I bought … Continue reading If you want some accessories for your Kelly Doll or Chelsea Doll dioramas, today’s eBay sale is for you! #miniatures #PollyPocket

Image of Barbie in hairdresser's apron and Liv doll in hairdressers's smock.

Sew a Hairdresser’s Smock and Apron for Your 11-inch (28 cm) Fashion Dolls w/This Free Pattern Set #Sewing #DollClothes

Yes, this is the same pattern I posted yesterday, but I needed to re-post it, in order to create a link from the Barbie Gallery page to the PDFs in a way that makes sense to people who are just passing through. For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. This pattern set is for the apron … Continue reading Sew a Hairdresser’s Smock and Apron for Your 11-inch (28 cm) Fashion Dolls w/This Free Pattern Set #Sewing #DollClothes

The image shows two red hair brushes, one green hair brush, two purple hairbrushes, two pink hairbrushes, one pink comb and one very light lavender-colored comb in 1:6 scale.

Do you need some miniature hair brushes for your 1:6 scale hairdresser dioramas? Here you go! #miniatures #BarbieStyle

As my regular followers know, I’m selling a few of my doll-related items in my eBay store lately, to make room for new things. This week I’m selling a mixed lot of Barbie-sized (1:6 scale) hairbrushes and combs. These may or may not be products made by Mattel, but if you’re designing a Barbie-sized hairdresser diorama, like the one shown below, you won’t want to miss … Continue reading Do you need some miniature hair brushes for your 1:6 scale hairdresser dioramas? Here you go! #miniatures #BarbieStyle

The image shows a Lieutenant Uhura doll (in the likeness of actress Nichelle Nichols) wearing a handmade dress with a dropped ruffle and cap sleeves. The main part of the dress is made of red and white striped cotton fabric that looks a lot like the stripes on a peppermint candy. The watermark reminds you to go to ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls and action figures of many shapes and all different sizes.

Honoring Nichelle Nichols for Black History Month with a Free Pattern @ ChellyWood.com #BlackHistory #NichelleNichols

Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing pattern and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos for making today’s dress project. February is Black History Month in the United States, and as part of the celebration of African American history, I’m posting a sewing project that honors one of my favorite African American Celebrities, Nichelle Nichols. Yes, … Continue reading Honoring Nichelle Nichols for Black History Month with a Free Pattern @ ChellyWood.com #BlackHistory #NichelleNichols

This tiny plastic dog is the smallest of the bunch. He looks like a cocker spaniel jumping into his "let's play" pose with his hind quarters high in the air, tail wagging, and his front paws splayed out in front of him.

Buy my Barbie dogs for as little as $2.10 in my eBay store! #BarbieCollector #DollCollector

This week I have five little toy dogs for sale in my eBay store, and my starting price is only $2.10 with a $5.00 shipping fee. The collection includes five dogs, and at least one is marked “Mattel.” (See my close-up images on eBay.) I don’t know what the other four dogs’ makers’ are because they’re not marked or I wasn’t able to find a … Continue reading Buy my Barbie dogs for as little as $2.10 in my eBay store! #BarbieCollector #DollCollector