Five years ago, I decided I was tired of seeing my two (then middle-school-aged) daughters goofing around on their phones all the time, so I challenged them to help me make a stop motion video of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with dolls. My oldest daughter was in charge of the doll face repaints. My youngest daughter made a lot of the props. Both girls helped … Continue reading Classic Books for Kids: Romeo and Juliet Read by Librarian Chelly Wood #LibraryLife #theClassics
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