The image shows the OOAK Liv Doll "Chelly Wood" at her computer in her tiny dolly diorama office. Behind her is a painting of ballerinas by Degas. The overlay says, Fan Mail and offers the at symbol followed by the URL ChellyWood.com, a website where there are hundreds of free, printable sewing patterns for doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. This is the YouTube header for what one might call "Barbie fan mail opening" or stop motion fan mail reading. It's a stop motion video of the Chelly Wood doll discussing her fan mail, reading it out loud, and showing a video of Barbie dolls modeling the hand-made dresses that one of Chelly Wood's fans created using Chelly Wood's own free doll clothes patterns (printable on the ChellyWood.com website).

Opening Fan Mail #StopMotion style @ ChellyWood.com #Dolls

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

The image shows an American Girl doll, Kaya, wearing a hand-made swimsuit. She stands between two palm trees that seem to be made of wrapping paper cardboard tubes that have been decorated to look like palm trees. In front of the doll is a shimmering "sea" made of table cloth material. Behind her, another table cloth is decorated with quilt batting to look like clouds. The words overlaying this scene say, "Doll Beach" and the URL ChellyWood.com is offered, as a location where you can learn more about creating this and other dioramas for doll play videos.

Create a tropical #beach or #seashore diorama for #dolls w/ ChellyWood.com!

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!

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns and tutorials. The image shows a Spin Master Liv doll fashion doll wearing an apron and standing beside her sewing machine. Beside her is a handmade doll dress on a 1:6 scale dress form mannequin and in the foreground, it says, "How to use a needle threader" with an arrow pointing to a cameo-style needle threader tool used by seamstresses and sewists. The URL provided on the image is chellywood.com.

#Dolls’ #sewing #tutorial: How to use a needle threader #dolling video!

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!

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows Mattel's Tall Barbie wearing a bridal veil and one-shoulder-look wedding dress. She leans in until her head touches Ken's in a romantic pose. Ken wears hand-made clothes as well, including a felt jacket, cotton collared shirt, and a tie. They are dressed to the nines in wedding attire. They stand, pressing their heads together in a loving pose, and the overlay says, "Barbie plus Ken equals love" with a plus sign, an equals sign, and a heart emoji. The overlay also includes a website: ChellyWood.com (the website where you can download free patterns for sewing the entire wedding ensemble for Barbie and ken, including bridesmaids dresses and Ken's suit with dinner jacket (tux style).

#Barbie #WeddingDay #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com

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

Visit ChellyWood.com for more doll play videos and for free printable sewing patterns and tutorials for making clothes that fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows Mattel's Curvy Barbie and Mattels petite short barbie standing side by side. Behind them stands a grove of trees. The title of this youtube doll play video header is "Adventures in Paris" and it says this is Part 2. It also offers the URL ChellyWood.com which it says offers free printable sewing patterns and tutorials.

#Paris #Barbie exhibit featured in my #dolls video on Youtube

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