On a turquoise blue linen background, we see an angled photo of the Chelly Wood doll (really a Spin Master Liv doll that has been re-designed by Chelly's daughters to look like her), and she's seated at her laptop computer with the "Share Your Creations" page uploaded to her computer. The words over the top of this photo say "Share the doll clothes you've made!" There's a pink arrow pointing from the words to the laptop.

Have you ever noticed my “Share Your Creations” page? #SocialMedia #DollClothesPatterns

Have you ever noticed that ChellyWood.com has a “Share Your Creations” page? If you’re on a desktop or laptop computer, just go up to the website’s main menu (on a mobile device, look for the hamburger menu in the corner). Where it says “About the Designer,” there’s a drop-down menu. Click on that drop-down menu, and at the bottom of the list, it says, “Share … Continue reading Have you ever noticed my “Share Your Creations” page? #SocialMedia #DollClothesPatterns

The image shows a women holding up a poster of three dolls wearing handmade doll clothes. There's a tripod holding a DSLR camera nearby, and the woman is smiling as she looks toward the camera. The text over the top of this image says, "how to really shine on video" and there is, in fact, a sparkle of tiny pale colored dots all around the woman's head, like stars.

Doll Photography Tip #12: How to really SHINE in your doll-related videos (thank you @salmajafri !) #Photography #Dollstagram

I get fan mail from my followers every now and then, and through our conversations, I’ve come to realize that many of you are using my free doll clothes patterns to help cut costs in your doll-related businesses, whether that’s selling your doll clothes on Etsy, selling your doll crafts on eBay, or making doll clothes or doll crafts for various in-person sales venues. About … Continue reading Doll Photography Tip #12: How to really SHINE in your doll-related videos (thank you @salmajafri !) #Photography #Dollstagram

A purple and turquoise blue quilt frames the words "how do you box your doll clothes" which float above a 3-D photo of a box wrapped in craft paper with a turquoise blue ribbon delicately tied around the box. The ChellyWood.com logo appears to one side of the text and photo.

How do you box your doll clothes for mailing (shipping)? #Handmade #DollClothesPatterns

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

Framed in purple, a brunette Barbie with Steffie face mold stares out of a photo at the camera past the words "who is this lovely lady?" and the logo for ChellyWood.com

Can you help identify this Barbie doll? #CollectibleToys #VintageDolls

Can you help me identify this Goodwill find? I recently discovered this lovely lady at my local Goodwill, for less than $3.00, and what a find! Her hind quarters indicated that she was a vintage Barbie doll, but her face doesn’t look that old. So I think we have a “mix-and-match” going on here. Sometimes a year will be printed on the back of the … Continue reading Can you help identify this Barbie doll? #CollectibleToys #VintageDolls

On a square purple cotton background, we see the words "How to alter doll clothes patterns is live" and a bright pink arrow points at a scene from Chelly Wood's class on how to alter doll clothes patterns.

Update on my Creative Spark class… #DollClothes #SewingClass

  Yes, my Creative Spark class, “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” is now live on the Creative Spark platform. You can sign up any time you want! Here are a few FAQ’s people have asked me about my paid course(s): Will you be teaching any more classes for Creative Spark? Yes! To see all of the courses I’m offering, click here on my Instructor’s … Continue reading Update on my Creative Spark class… #DollClothes #SewingClass

On a square purple cotton background, we see the words "How to alter doll clothes patterns is live" and a bright pink arrow points at a scene from Chelly Wood's class on how to alter doll clothes patterns.

YAY! You can sign up for my class on Creative Spark! #DollClothes #DesignClass

  As you can see by the “official announcement” video above, my Creative Spark class, “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” is now live on the Creative Spark platform. You can sign up any time you want! And don’t panic if it seems like too much to add to your plate right now — sometimes our lives get really busy. I totally understand. But for … Continue reading YAY! You can sign up for my class on Creative Spark! #DollClothes #DesignClass

The image shows the Chelly Wood doll (really a Spin Master Liv doll that has had her hair died and her face repainted to look like the real doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood) staring at the camera over the top of her lowered glasses. The photo is superimposed over a swatch of turquoise blue linen fabric with the word "hashtag goals" over the top of the photo. In the lower left corner, we see the ChellyWood.com logo.

What does the future hold for Chelly Wood? #Goals #Finances

I’m getting personal this week, taking a break from patterns while I’m on a business trip. I hope you don’t mind. So today I’m going to answer the question, “What does the future hold for Chelly Wood?” In March of 2022, I’ll turn 55, which means I’ll be able to retire from my “day job” as a school librarian, if I want to. But as … Continue reading What does the future hold for Chelly Wood? #Goals #Finances

Update on my Creative Spark class: #Design #DollClothes

Hi guys! I bet you’ve heard by now that I’ll be teaching a design-your-own-doll-clothes course with C&T Publishing on their Creative Spark Online Learning platform. The last time I brought this up, many of you said that cost would be a factor in your decision to purchase a class in doll clothing design techniques. So what I’ve done is broken my class into three sections. … Continue reading Update on my Creative Spark class: #Design #DollClothes

The image shows the Chelly Wood doll holding up a McCall's Crafts sewing pattern which displays the finished projects of a Barbie sized wedding dress, various pants and shirts, a cape, and evening gowns. The article that goes with this image offers advice for buying sewing patterns for making doll clothes, using the eBay auction platform. Please visit ChellyWood.com for additional sewing ideas plus free printable sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Tips for Buying Used Doll Clothes Patterns on eBay @ ChellyWood.com #AmSewing #DollClothes

  Have you ever purchased doll clothes sewing patterns on eBay? I have. In fact, the pattern pictured above was one I purchased about a year ago. Yes, the pattern you see in the image above is outdated, but there are some timeless patterns in this set, as well as out-of-style fashions. The wedding dress pattern can be used for a Disney princess character dress, … Continue reading Tips for Buying Used Doll Clothes Patterns on eBay @ ChellyWood.com #AmSewing #DollClothes

Please vote! @ ChellyWood.com #SewingProjects #DollClothes

As I said on Wednesday last week, my agent has been in talks with C&T Publishing, and they have asked me to teach a class on their Creative Spark Online Learning platform. Last week I asked, “What type of class would you like me to teach?” but very few people left comments. So let’s try Plan B… If I offered the following classes, which one … Continue reading Please vote! @ ChellyWood.com #SewingProjects #DollClothes

Chelly Wood will be teaching a class! Please offer your ideas! @ ChellyWood.com #SewingClass #CraftClass

I have some fun and exciting news! My agent has been in talks with C&T Publishing, and they have asked me to teach a class on their Creative Spark Online Learning platform. Your input is needed, my faithful followers! What type of class would you like me to teach? Please leave a comment to help generate some ideas. Here are some thoughts I’ve had, but … Continue reading Chelly Wood will be teaching a class! Please offer your ideas! @ ChellyWood.com #SewingClass #CraftClass

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