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 the free, printable PDF sewing patterns for making a medieval or Renaissance cloak that will fit Mattel’s Ken dolls and many other dolls in this size range. My Texas A&M Ken wears this cloak in my stop motion video, Romeo and Juliet with Dolls, which is free … Continue reading Let’s sew a Renaissance cape for Ken dolls w/today’s FREE PDF sewing patterns @ ChellyWood.com #DollClothesPatterns #RenFaire
For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. This week’s ninja costume goes way back, so some of my long-time followers will probably remember it. I created the tutorial videos while on vacation in Arizona, and you’ll see some of my video footage was taken while traveling. But in spite of the poor quality of the video, … Continue reading Barbie ninja costume w/stop motion video #Ninja #DollClothes
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
In the summer of 2014, I took a trip to Paris, and while I was there, I took hundreds of photos of dolls in various well-known locations. The photo at the top of this blog post was taken at Montmartre, a part of the city that inspired famous painters. You can find some of these lovely images right here on ChellyWood.com, but I also have … Continue reading Share your tips on doll photography at ChellyWood.com #Photography #Diorama
Even though I’m just a school librarian with a love for doll-clothes-pattern-making, I do get fan mail on this website or in my P.O. box every now and then. Sometimes people send me photos of the lovely doll clothes they’ve made, using my free patterns. At the top of this post, you’ll find a brief stop motion video showing the doll clothes made by one … Continue reading Opening Fan Mail #StopMotion style @ ChellyWood.com #Dolls
Here in the northern hemisphere, where I live, summer is coming to a close. But there’s no reason why you should say goodbye to the tropical weather… Let’s make a tropical island diorama for dolls, so we can keep those summery thoughts in our heads all winter long! Why not? Today’s tutorial video shows you how I made my tropical island diorama for my 18-inch … Continue reading Create a tropical #beach or #seashore diorama for #dolls w/ ChellyWood.com!
Aleah, here’s the video I promised you! Sorry I’m posting this so late, everyone. It’s 8:30 PM where I live, and I’m just getting the video finalized and posted. (Normally I try to post in the morning so everyone can view my post during the day, but I’ve been very busy this summer.) Hopefully this tutorial will come in handy for those of you new … Continue reading #Dolls’ #sewing #tutorial: How to use a needle threader #dolling video!
As you’ll see in this preview video, I’ve finally finished designing a dinner jacket for Ken that’s relatively easy to sew, fashionable in design, and actually fits the doll quite nicely. This has been a challenging endeavor, as dinner jackets can be quite difficult to make. The tricky part tends to be the lapels! But I’ve finally figured out how to simplify even the tricky … Continue reading #Barbie #WeddingDay #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com
For those of you who don’t know, a “doll play video” is a video that tells a story from a doll’s point of view. This week I’m featuring Part 2 of “Adventures in Paris,” a doll play video I started after having visited the City of Lights, otherwise known as Paris, France. I found it ironic, while enjoying my one-time vacation in Paris, that near … Continue reading #Paris #Barbie exhibit featured in my #dolls video on Youtube