As an Amazon Affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Yesterday I shared some pictures of the 18 inch doll beach diorama that I built about four years ago or so: The video at the top of the page today shows you how to make your own doll beach, just like the one in the image above. It’s ideal for 18 inch dolls, but of course … Continue reading How to make a BIG beach diorama for your dolls!
If you’re new to my website, you may not be aware that in my “day job,” I’m a school librarian. One of the elective classes I teach is Introduction to Art. This past year, as my art students entered the classroom, they were immediately given a quick sketch practice, which we called their “entrance slip.” I projected an easy-to-sketch graphic on the whiteboard, and … Continue reading New item for sale in my Teachers Pay Teachers store — entrance slips for art teachers!
This week’s series of blog posts will break the process of pinning and cutting a doll clothes pattern, into several carefully explained steps. For this series of blog posts, I’ll be using Simplicity 7601, a Barbie pattern that was published in 1991, for all of my examples and visuals. When you first buy a commercial pattern, your pattern pieces will usually come on a big … Continue reading How to cut out a Barbie doll clothes sewing pattern PART 2 (How do you cut out the tissue paper pattern?) @ ChellyWood.com #SewingTips #DollClothesPatterns #ChristmasCrafts
First, I want to thank a woman who contacted me quite some time ago, asking me “How do you even cut out a Barbie doll dress pattern?” Her daughter wanted to learn how to sew Barbie clothes, but the mother had never learned to sew. I wrote her question in my ever-growing booklet of doll clothes pattern requests, and when the time was right (about … Continue reading How to cut out a Barbie doll clothes sewing pattern PART 1 (How do you read a pattern envelope?) @ ChellyWood.com #SewingTips #DollClothesPatterns #ChristmasCrafts
The purchase of this item in my Etsy store will help me pay the bills for running my free doll clothes pattern website! As the end of 2022 rolls around, I’m realizing that I didn’t make as much money as I had hoped on my Creative Spark classes, my website ads, and the ads on my YouTube channel. Somehow I have to earn enough to … Continue reading Set sewing goals for 2023 with my 99 cent digital, editable sewing planner @ ChellyWood.com #SewingGoals #NewYearsResolution
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 … Continue reading Celebrating 10,000 followers on YouTube! Act 4 of “Romeo and Juliet with Dolls” has been posted! #Shakespeare #StopMotionVideos
Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Today I’m giving you an easy-to-follow NO-SEW tutorial and a free printable pattern for making a “sandwich board” style Halloween costume to fit many 18 inch dolls. There’s a list of dolls that will fit this “sandwich board” costume in the first set of bullets below. You might be wondering … Continue reading Let’s make a NO-SEW Candy Corn Halloween costume for 18 inch dolls @ ChellyWood.com #FreePatterns #HalloweenCostume
The ensemble shown at the top of this page was part of a doll clothes gift I made for a friend’s little girl, Navy. What a cool name this little girl has, don’t you think? Navy? I love it! That’s even a color of fabric! Okay, so when I gave her this gift, consisting of all these handmade doll clothes, how did I package them? … Continue reading How do you box your doll clothes for mailing (shipping)? #Handmade #DollClothesPatterns
Please scroll down to the bullets for the free printable PDF sewing pattern and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos. Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared with you a few photos of various dolls wearing the handmade doll clothes that I gave to a little girl who lives near me. You may or may not have noticed the cloth-covered hangers that are being … Continue reading Make a little cloth-covered hanger for your fashion doll clothes w/FREE patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #Miniatures
Back in June, I did a review of this Mattel Advance Sew Easy pattern number 2895, with a focus on the wedding dress and veil. Today I’m going to look at the Barbie gloves. Every now and then, I’ve gotten requests in my in-box for designing Barbie gloves or mittens. I’d like to be able to tell you that this Mattel Advance doll clothes pattern … Continue reading Barbie gloves or mittens #VintageBarbie #DollClothes
Today’s tutorial shows you how to create a large collection of tiny books, for making a miniature library. I offer my suggestions for solving some of the problems I faced in creating my library, and there’s a free printable PDF of the paper dust jacket / flap jacket that I show in the video. Scroll down to the bullets for the free PDF pattern of … Continue reading Miniature Library Craft Project with Free Printable Book Dust Jacket @ ChellyWood.com #MiniatureLibrary #TinyBooks
Today’s video tutorial shows you how to make your own dollhouse fireplace with a brick chimney and dais, a mantel, and wisps of fire in the hearth. I’m using primarily scrapbooking supplies for this DIY 1:6 scale diorama project. If you like making dollhouse miniatures, I actually have quite a few videos about building dollhouse miniatures for your dioramas. Click here to visit that gallery. … Continue reading How to make a miniature 1:6 scale dollhouse fireplace for winter holiday dioramas @ ChellyWood.com #dollhouse #miniatures #winter