As some of my regular followers already know, I’ve created three acts of Romeo and Juliet in stop motion, but the fourth and fifth acts have not yet been completed. (My shortened version didn’t do well on YouTube, so I removed it.) And many of you know that I’m both a school librarian and a writer. As such, I’m aware that schoolteachers all over the … Continue reading Which Romeo and Juliet do you like best? Please VOTE! #GraphicNovel #LiteraryClassics
Those of you who are regular ChellyWood.com or ChellyWood1 followers are already familiar with the blue apron that the Chelly Wood doll wears in the opening and closing sequence of many of my doll clothes sewing videos. In that opening and closing sequence, the Chelly Wood doll wears a blue apron with yellow ribbons to tie it in back and at the neck. Well, guess … Continue reading This week’s sewing project: make a doll’s apron w/ pockets! #amsewing #dollcrafts
Since I’ve been busy sewing for Tammy dolls lately, I wanted to see who sells quality outfits for Tammy dolls online. Lo and behold, I discovered Sherri, who (like me) sews and seems to design and/or alter a lot of her patterns for Tammy (see image above). She has the best Tammy doll board on Pinterest–the BEST! And her Francie board on Pinterest is WAY … Continue reading #FridayFollow: Who do you follow on #Etsy?
As most of my regular followers have already noticed, the face of my blog, ChellyWood.com, has changed. I’ve tried to update the blog to offer a more user-friendly approach for those of you who are using mobile devices. What motivated this change? At some point, I had uploaded well over 100 images with links to my free doll clothes patterns in the main Gallery Page, … Continue reading #DollClothes #Sewing Pattern Blog Gets a #Holiday #MakeOver @ ChellyWood.com
Over the summer, my family made a trip to the Flathead Lake area of Montana. While we were on vacation, we visited the Miracle of America Museum in scenic Polson, Montana. There’s a lot more to the museum than what you see here, but I focused my video on a subject that I thought doll clothing designers and seamstresses/sewists would appreciate… The museum offers a huge … Continue reading Visit #Montana’s Miracle of America #Museum for a Tour of #Fashion #Dolls Through #History
Did you see the royal wedding? And did you love Meghan Markle’s dress? Oh my gosh! So elegant! This video (used with permission) was made by one of my favorite dolly DIY creators on YouTube: Froggy. Her video shows exactly how to make your own 1:6 scale wedding dress just like Meghan Markle’s. (Froggy’s video has tips for the diorama, bouquet, and veil too!) Now … Continue reading @FroggyStuff makes a #dolls #DIY #RoyalWedding dress! (posted w/permission @ ChellyWood.com)
Would you like to win this adorable fashion doll Halloween costume set? I’ve made these and donated them to a friend, Angela, who runs a Facebook page where she teaches people to make OOAK fashion dolls. She’s hosting this sweepstakes giveaway contest on her Facebook page. Just click this link to join the fun! The contest winners will receive the following handmade items, designed and … Continue reading Win this #FashionDoll #Halloween costume set for your #Dolls!
Here’s the tutorial I promised you! As I’ve said before, the pattern I gave you yesterday will fit your Tall Barbies™. Did you notice anything different in this video? I tried to create a storyline with my dolls, including a little bit of stop-motion activity. My daughter, Emily Teapot, who designs gorgeous saddles and saddle blankets for Breyer model horses, also does fabulous face repaints. She’s … Continue reading Sew Pants for #Fashonistas #TallBarbie w/free Pattern @ ChellyWood.com #TheDollEvolves
For all of my regular followers, I must explain… This website has been in limbo for most of the month of March, while I went without a computer at home. Mine crashed! But all of those Barbie patterns I was working on right before the crash have been salvaged, and I plan to post them here soon. So stick with me to get more patterns … Continue reading Tips and tricks for making your own #OOAKdoll @ ChellyWood.com #dollstagram #instadoll
Lady Capulet is Juliet’s mother in William Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. As most of you know, I’m making a stop-motion video of Romeo and Juliet, using Barbies and other dolls as the movie stars. Doesn’t Barbie make a lovely Lady Capulet? To see an image of her after her make-under, wearing the wig from the play production, visit my Pinterest page. With white streaks … Continue reading #Barbie is seriously #offoffbroadway in her LadyCapulet #gown @ ChellyWood.com
Yes, this little actress is the vintage Tammy Doll, made by the Ideal company. I designed her costume, snood, and a masquerade ball mask, and I plan to share those patterns and videos with you today. Scroll down for links to each one. Tammy will be playing an “extra” at the Capulets’ feast scene, in my upcoming stop-motion dolly version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. … Continue reading #Antique #TammyDoll from #Ideal has Free Sewing Pattern @ ChellyWood.com
As the video says, I recently bought a Liv Doll who really needed a new wig. I couldn’t have been more pleased with the work of this doll wig designer at Tabloach Productions! At first I was a little nervous about sending two Liv Dolls in the US Postal Service to be fitted for wigs. I thought, “What if I never get my dolls back? Or … Continue reading I recommend buying your custom #LivDoll wigs from @tabloach #dollstagram #dolls