The image shows a sign giving directions with arrows pointing in the direction of an arts and crafts fair.

Craft Fair Preparations Part 1: How to get a booth at a Craft Show #CraftFair #CraftShow #ArtShow

My followers probably aren’t aware of it, but I try to create my blog posts 1 to 2 weeks before they post. They automatically self-post at a pre-appointed time, by way of WordPress’s electronic “magic!” Like everyone else in the Blogosphere, I’ve fallen short of the mark from time to time. Occasionally my daily job as a school librarian takes me away from the fun … Continue reading Craft Fair Preparations Part 1: How to get a booth at a Craft Show #CraftFair #CraftShow #ArtShow

The image shows the Chelly Wood doll from ChellyWood.com viewing her computer screen, and on the screen is the YouTube channel entitled "Pipe Cleaner Crafts," which is the topic of this week's hashtag Friday follow feature on ChellyWood.com

Let’s make doll shoes with Pipe Cleaner Crafts! #FridayFollow #Crafty #Dolls

Today’s #FridayFollow recommendation is Pipe Cleaner Crafts on YouTube. The video I’ve posted here with permission comes from Pipe Cleaner Crafts, but they have a lot of additional videos showing how to make diorama miniatures, doll houses, and more! You should go check them out! I frequently get requests for doll shoe and boot patterns, and as you can see in the video above, Pipe … Continue reading Let’s make doll shoes with Pipe Cleaner Crafts! #FridayFollow #Crafty #Dolls

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns and tutorials for making clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows the fabric of a doll's skirt trimmed in blue ric rac, which gives it a jagged, scalloped edge. The overlay says, "Ric rac questions answered" and offers the website: ChellyWood.com.

What is rickrack trim? And how do you #sew it onto #dollclothes?

  Two weeks ago I posted patterns and tutorials for making this adorable summer top to fit vintage Crissy dolls. (It fits a bunch of other dolls too. Click here to see a list of the dolls who can wear this pattern.) Then, rather foolishly, I included links to the tutorial for making this skirt: Of course my regular followers wanted to know more about … Continue reading What is rickrack trim? And how do you #sew it onto #dollclothes?

This image shows a variety of craft projects you can make at home by printing the free patterns and printables at ChellyWood.com and by following Chelly Wood's easy-to-follow tutorial videos. The images in this gallery screenshot include a hacky sack Minecraft cube, a paper puppet, a miniature Christmas stocking, a quilted Christmas tree ornament, a dragon pincushion, a plush bear toy, an Instagram-themed pillow, a windmill pincushion, and tea towels with personalized applique towel toppers.

Craft Project Ideas With Free Patterns

ATTENTION BLOG FOLLOWERS: Today’s blog post is part of the new 2019 website renovations. I’m working behind the scenes to make it easier to find the patterns and tutorial videos you want. If you’d like to make one of the craft projects shown in this gallery, just follow these directions: Click on the photograph of the project you’d like to make. This will take you … Continue reading Craft Project Ideas With Free Patterns

This is a picture of the Chelly Wood doll at her computer. She's looking at the cover art for a doll collector's blog and meetup website. This image illustrates today's #FridayFollow recommendation.

#FridayFollow : check out @KickFireClassics for exploring classic #toys

This week on ChellyWood.com, I shared with you my footsack pattern and tutorial (showing how to make a footsack like the Hacky Sack brand of toys). Now that you’ve made one, how do you use it? Well for today’s #FridayFollow, I’m including a video tutorial made by KickFire Classics on YouTube. KickFire Classics specializes in YouTube videos that show kids how to use classic toys, … Continue reading #FridayFollow : check out @KickFireClassics for exploring classic #toys

This image is the header for a youtube tutorial video that shows you how to make a minecraft character hacky sack or footbag or footsack toy using felt and sewing needle with thread. It's an easy project for kids who love minecraft toys. The pattern is offered as a free pdf printable sewing pattern.

#SewingBlogger Thursday: #MineCraft #HackySack sewing project w/FREE Pattern

This week’s sewing project isn’t a doll clothes tutorial; it’s a craft project. We’re going to make a miniature MineCraft character cube that you can stuff like a plushie or fill with rice or beans to form a hacky sack / footbag / foot sack. So here are all the patterns and tutorials you’ll need to make this week’s MineCraft hacky sack / footbag: Tutorial … Continue reading #SewingBlogger Thursday: #MineCraft #HackySack sewing project w/FREE Pattern

This image is a screenshot of some of the shoes and boots in the gallery page. From the gallery page itself, you can click on the image's link, and it will take you to the page where you can find all the free printable sewing patterns and tutorial videos you'll need to make that particular shoe or boot project. The links within the gallery work like this: click on the picture of the shoe or boot you want to make; that will take you to the actual photo page. Beneath the photo it will say "click here for free printable patterns and tutorials" followed by a colon and the URL for that original blog post. Within the blog post, you'll find links to your patterns and tutorials for making that doll shoe or boot.

Free Patterns and Tutorials for Making Doll Shoes and Boots

ATTENTION BLOG FOLLOWERS: Today’s blog post is part of the new 2019 website renovations. I’m working behind the scenes to make it easier to find the patterns and tutorial videos you want. If you’d like to make one of the doll shoe or boot projects shown in this gallery, just follow these directions: Click on the photograph of the doll shoes or doll boots you’d … Continue reading Free Patterns and Tutorials for Making Doll Shoes and Boots

Under the image is a link to all the free patterns and tutorials needed to sew a short-sleeved dress for 8-inch baby dolls like the Lil Cutesies doll made by JC Toys.

#PDFpattern Wednesday: start #sewing your Christmas gifts early with these free #patterns for 8-inch dolls!

  Sewing a candy cane dress in June? Why not?! It’s always a good idea to get your Christmas gift sewing projects started early! And with these free printable sewing patterns, you can sew a half dozen little outfits for your daughter / niece / granddaughter’s 8-inch baby doll without the stress of trying to get it all done before the approaching holiday smacks you right … Continue reading #PDFpattern Wednesday: start #sewing your Christmas gifts early with these free #patterns for 8-inch dolls!

This image is a screenshot of the YouTube channel header for The Crafty Gemini, which can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheCraftyGemini/about

#FridayFollow: #Teaching #kids to #sew with @CraftyGemini

Here on ChellyWood.com, I often get questions about teaching kids to sew. I do have a playlist on my YouTube channel dedicated to this topic, but I mostly sew by hand and my videos are primarily about sewing doll clothes. So what if you want to teach your child to use a sewing machine? What if you want to teach him/her to sew something other … Continue reading #FridayFollow: #Teaching #kids to #sew with @CraftyGemini

The image shows Kendall, the African American Wellie Wisher doll, wearing a handmade shirt with cute little wood-looking buttons down the back of the shirt. The overlay says "Doll shirt with buttons" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com (where you can find free printable patterns for making the shirt as well as the tutorial video that this header is advertising).

#SewingBlogger Thursday: FREE Shirt #Pattern Fits Wellie Wishers and Hearts4Hearts #Dolls

This video tutorial shows you how to make a shirt for dolls in the 14 inch to 15 inch size range (including Hearts For Hearts Girls and Wellie Wishers) and you may be surprised to find, when you watch the video, that other dolls can fit in this shirt as well. As you can see in the still image at the start of the video, this … Continue reading #SewingBlogger Thursday: FREE Shirt #Pattern Fits Wellie Wishers and Hearts4Hearts #Dolls

The image shows Consuelo, the Hearts4Hearts Girl doll. She stands with her back to the camera.You can see the tiny toy buttons going down the back of her shirt and the little back pocket in her shorts. She wears maryjane shoes to match the mint green of her shorts and short-sleeve top. She stands in a green garden with yellow flowers in the distance. The overlay says, "Articulation in Hearts for Hearts" girl dolls. This is a header for a YouTube video that looks at the overall articulation in Hearts for Hearts Girls as compared to other dolls.

#FridayFollow: Hearts4Hearts Girls #Dolls (a 14-inch Articulated #doll)

I’ve never pretended to be a toy reviewer, but I certainly appreciate those who take the time to mention articulation in their doll reviews. An articulated doll is so much easier to design and sew clothes for than a doll with limited movement. So rather than calling this a toy review, I’m considering my brief video more of a sewing tip. Earlier this week, in … Continue reading #FridayFollow: Hearts4Hearts Girls #Dolls (a 14-inch Articulated #doll)

This image shows a Kendall Wellie Wisher doll modeling a pair of handmade khaki pants with a pocket. This is a YouTube header and contains the simple heading "doll pants" with the URL of ChellyWood.com in the bottom half of the header. The website, ChellyWood.com, not only offers this video tutorial for sewing doll pants to fit most 14-inch or 15-inch dolls, but it also has a free, printable sewing pattern for the pants (and its pocket). These pants will fit Wellie Wisher dolls, Hearts for Hearts Girls, and other dolls in the 14-15-inch size range.

#SewingBlogger Thursday: FREE Khaki Pants #Pattern Fits Wellie Wishers and Hearts4Hearts #Dolls

Here we have the video tutorial, showing you how to make the free khaki pants pattern that I posted just yesterday. This free, printable sewing pattern fits most dolls that stand about 14 inches or 15 inches tall (including Hearts For Hearts Girls, Wellie Wishers, and more). Just in case you missed them, here are the patterns I posted yesterday: Free, printable sewing pattern for … Continue reading #SewingBlogger Thursday: FREE Khaki Pants #Pattern Fits Wellie Wishers and Hearts4Hearts #Dolls