A purple cotton fabric with tiny white polka dots frames a photo of a miniature table-top Christmas Tree that has tiny wrapped gifts under it and miniature Christmas tree ornaments on it. The words "Holiday-themed blog posts" float above the Chelly Wood dot com logo.

Kwanza craft project: make a miniature Unity Cup @ ChellyWood.com #KwanzaaCrafts #KidsCrafts

  This week I posted patterns for Kwanzaa doll clothes, including a free, printable poncho pattern. But what else does a fashion doll need for his/her Kwanzaa celebration? How about a unity cup? This tutorial video shows you how to make a unity cup from three simple objects you can find around the house: half of a nut shell a bead connector a slice of … Continue reading Kwanza craft project: make a miniature Unity Cup @ ChellyWood.com #KwanzaaCrafts #KidsCrafts

A purple cotton fabric with tiny white polka dots frames a photo of a miniature table-top Christmas Tree that has tiny wrapped gifts under it and miniature Christmas tree ornaments on it. The words "Holiday-themed blog posts" float above the Chelly Wood dot com logo.

Miniature Christmas Stockings and Free Doll Clothes Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #HolidayToys #ChristmasStockings

Today’s tutorial video shows you how to make a Christmas stocking for your 1:6 scale dollhouse or diorama. And the pattern for the stockings also has a pattern for sewing a simple outfit that will fit dolls like modern and Made-to-Move Barbie, Queens of Africa, and Disney Princess 11 inch fashion dolls. The following links will help you make not only the miniature Christmas stockings, … Continue reading Miniature Christmas Stockings and Free Doll Clothes Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #HolidayToys #ChristmasStockings

On a purple fabric background with tiny white polka dots, we see an image of two Littlest Pet Shop animal toys in a wicker chair. One wears a felt cat mask; the other sits inside a pumpkin. The text says, "Halloween with L P S" and there's a corner logo that says "Chelly Wood."

Let’s watch a Halloween video with Littlest Pet Shop toys! #HappyHalloween #KidStuff

I hope you enjoy this Littlest Pet Shop video. It shows how my patterns can be adapted for various dolls and toys, to suit your needs. As with all of my videos, the content is perfect for even young children and older kids too. This blog post is a re-post. I’m on a business trip, so I’m keeping my blog posts short (but hopefully entertaining) … Continue reading Let’s watch a Halloween video with Littlest Pet Shop toys! #HappyHalloween #KidStuff

Here we see the Breyer Rider called "Veterinarian Laura" riding "Snowball" in a winter scene. She holds a lead rope and her horse wears a tan bridle with a tan saddle. The overlay says, "DIY saddle and bridle" and reminds us that this image comes from Chelly Wood dot com (using the watermark image for that website).

Let’s make a saddle and halter for Breyer Horses! #ModelHorse #Crafts

Please scroll down to the bullets for links to the tutorial videos. Years ago, when my oldest daughter was in middle school, she loved Breyer model horses. She followed in her mother’s footsteps and enjoyed sewing for her Breyer Rider dolls, and she also made lovely blankets for her horses. But I had forgotten until recently that she also made some tutorials on how to … Continue reading Let’s make a saddle and halter for Breyer Horses! #ModelHorse #Crafts

The image shows the close-up of a human hand holding ten different tiny books. The one on top is particularly small and has a paper dustjacket. The title of the book reads as follows: "How to measure your dolls, by Chelly Wood." All other books appear to be painted with tiny white pages and covers of various colors including tan, brown, red, purple, bright blue, yellow, and pink. The watermark reminds you to visit ChellyWood.com for free doll clothes patterns and tutorials.

Miniature Library Craft Project with Free Printable Book Dust Jacket @ ChellyWood.com #MiniatureLibrary #TinyBooks

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

The image shows a Lammily "Photographer" doll wearing handmade doll clothes in a charming lace-trimmed business-suit-style. She stands in front of a cathedral in Paris, and she seems to be taking a photograph with her tiny black camera. The scene appears to be "to scale" for a tiny 11 inch doll! Please visit ChellyWood.com for free sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Doll Photography Tip #11: Make an “Invisible” Doll Stand @ ChellyWood.com #DollPhotography #DollStagram

This is an older video, but it has been somewhat popular on my YouTube channel. Since my article was published in the March & April issue of Doll Castle News magazine, I’ve been following a theme of doll photography tips and tricks on Mondays, so I thought it wouldn’t hurt to revisit this helpful tutorial, showing how I make my “invisible” doll stands. Now in my article … Continue reading Doll Photography Tip #11: Make an “Invisible” Doll Stand @ ChellyWood.com #DollPhotography #DollStagram

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

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

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

The image shows a Made-to-Move Barbie with blond hair and tan skin bent over and peering into a full-to-overflowing wheelbarrow full of harvested vegetables, flowers, and leaves. Behind Barbie is a pair of hay bales stacked on top of each other. MTM barbie wears a handmade dress and apron. The dress is made of sunflower-designed cotton Fabric and its wide skirt (which comes down to just below Barbie's knees) is trimmed in yellow rickrack. On the grass in the foreground, there are a smattering of orange and gold fall leaves. Behind Barbie is a garden scene with a bridge that crosses a still lake. Some of the foliage around the lake is turning yellow, to indicate that autumn is at hand. The image has a watermark: ChellyWood.com, a website where one can find numerous free printable sewing patterns to fit Barbie and many other dolls of different shapes and sizes.

Free pattern for sewing a doll’s apron with pockets @ ChellyWood.com #BarbieStyle #ApronPattern

For your free apron pattern and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Here in the northern hemisphere, the harvest is behind us, and it’s time to begin working in the kitchen to prepare for our Thanksgiving feast and preserving the fruits of our harvest. So what better time to re-post my 11 inch doll’s apron pattern with pockets? Although older … Continue reading Free pattern for sewing a doll’s apron with pockets @ ChellyWood.com #BarbieStyle #ApronPattern