The image shows a sign giving directions with arrows pointing in the direction of an arts and crafts fair.

Craft Fair Preparations Part 1: How to get a booth at a Craft Show #CraftFair #CraftShow #ArtShow

My followers probably aren’t aware of it, but I try to create my blog posts 1 to 2 weeks before they post. They automatically self-post at a pre-appointed time, by way of WordPress’s electronic “magic!” Like everyone else in the Blogosphere, I’ve fallen short of the mark from time to time. Occasionally my daily job as a school librarian takes me away from the fun … Continue reading Craft Fair Preparations Part 1: How to get a booth at a Craft Show #CraftFair #CraftShow #ArtShow

Image shows an OOAK doll that has been fashioned to represent the doll clothes designer, Chelly Wood, of The doll, with her grey hair and blue glasses, sits in a wicker chair. She wears a hand-made apron and simple doll clothes that have been handmade. She holds a tiny 1:6 scale book that she appears to be reading. On the wall behind her are paintings representing the famous Shakespeare play, Romeo and Juliet. Beside her is a 1:6 scale tea set decorated with roses. The tea set rests atop a wicker side table. Next to that is a large cabinet filled with books of all kinds in 1:6 scale. One of the shelves also houses the bust of William Shakespeare, which measures about 2 cm tall (approximately half an inch). The doll appears to be engrossed in the book she's reading. At the bottom of the 1:6 scale doll diorama is the URL and watermark that states, " Free doll clothes patterns and tutorials."

Trademarks, Copyrights, and Permissions, OH MY! #FiresideChat about #dolls

Since this blog has been growing (I just reached 2 million hits), it’s no longer fair to call it a personal journal. Lately I think of it as a small business. So it’s time to request permission to use names and images of dolls that have trademarks. Don’t panic, everyone! I’ve already been given formal permission from two doll companies, and one of them is … Continue reading Trademarks, Copyrights, and Permissions, OH MY! #FiresideChat about #dolls

Image shows a little doll seated at her sewing machine. Behind her is a doll-sized ironing board. Her tiny, pale blue coffee cup sits at the ready near her sewing machine. The overlay says, " free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes."

How to Sew a Shirt Collar w/ Professor Pincushion #FridayFollow

Today’s video tutorial is not my own, but it is used with permission. It was made by Professor Pincushion. On YouTube, you can find helpful links in the description of this video, including links to the patterns you could use to make the shirt shown in the video. If you haven’t heard of Professor Pincushion, you should really navigate over to her website. She offers … Continue reading How to Sew a Shirt Collar w/ Professor Pincushion #FridayFollow

Today's blog post is a poll. Chelly Wood, the doll clothes designer, is wondering whether her blog followers prefer measurements in inches or cm. Feel free to cast your vote at where doll clothes sewing patterns can be downloaded for free.

Inches or Centimeters: Which form of #measurement do you prefer when #sewing for #dolls? #TapeMeasureTuesday

Today I’d like to get a little feedback from my followers. The question is simple: when sewing for dolls, do you prefer to measure in inches or centimeters (or millimeters — or all of these)? Feel free to leave your thoughts, regarding my “Tape Measure Tuesday” feature in the comments at the bottom of the page. Do you find this feature useful? Or would you … Continue reading Inches or Centimeters: Which form of #measurement do you prefer when #sewing for #dolls? #TapeMeasureTuesday

This screenshot shows over 100 images of dolls modeling the handmade clothes designed by doll clothes designer Chelly Wood. The image includes pictures of doll shoes, historical costumes, modern-day casual clothes, elegant gowns, and more... The dolls wearing these handmade doll clothes range from the 18-inch American Girl dolls to the tiny Kelly Barbie dolls and every doll in-between. The blog post that accompanies this image offers an update on how Chelly Wood is making progress with her blog-reorganization program.

Over 200 #free #dollclothes #patterns to organize… “A Change Is Gonna Come!”

The image at the top of this blog post was created by taking a series of screenshots from my “Home” page gallery. now has too many images to fit in the gallery, which is why my blog has been under re-construction since November of 2018. It’s about to change in a BIG way, too, so I wanted to give my regular blog followers a … Continue reading Over 200 #free #dollclothes #patterns to organize… “A Change Is Gonna Come!”

The image shows Consuelo, the Hearts4Hearts Girl doll. She stands with her back to the camera.You can see the tiny toy buttons going down the back of her shirt and the little back pocket in her shorts. She wears maryjane shoes to match the mint green of her shorts and short-sleeve top. She stands in a green garden with yellow flowers in the distance. The overlay says, "Articulation in Hearts for Hearts" girl dolls. This is a header for a YouTube video that looks at the overall articulation in Hearts for Hearts Girls as compared to other dolls.

#FridayFollow: Hearts4Hearts Girls #Dolls (a 14-inch Articulated #doll)

I’ve never pretended to be a toy reviewer, but I certainly appreciate those who take the time to mention articulation in their doll reviews. An articulated doll is so much easier to design and sew clothes for than a doll with limited movement. So rather than calling this a toy review, I’m considering my brief video more of a sewing tip. Earlier this week, in … Continue reading #FridayFollow: Hearts4Hearts Girls #Dolls (a 14-inch Articulated #doll)

This image shows three swatches of fabric which have a soft fabric sewing label sewn directly onto the fabric using a whipstitch. Each label says "" and the image goes with a blog post about where to buy craft labels like these.

#FridayFollow: buy labels for your #handmade #dolls’ clothes @DutchLabel

Have you ever seen fabric craft labels on other people’s handmade doll clothes and wondered, “Where did they buy that?” Well today’s blog post offers one suggestion. Adding a label to your handmade doll clothes helps people find your Etsy store or sewing blog again, long after they’ve forgotten where they bought your product. It’s a subtle way to advertise your handmade goods in a … Continue reading #FridayFollow: buy labels for your #handmade #dolls’ clothes @DutchLabel

The image shows a doll that looks like Chelly Wood (doll clothes designer at sitting at her desk, staring at her computer screen which offers the URL for her website.

Where to find helpful #sewing tutorials and #crafty #hacks on

How to sew snaps… How to use bias tape… How to buy fabric… For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been sharing these topics, but where did all of these tutorial videos come from? Perhaps you’ve never noticed before that there’s a category on the menu at called, “Helpful Tips.” This “Helpful Tips” page is designed to help you find videos that will improve … Continue reading Where to find helpful #sewing tutorials and #crafty #hacks on

How to make #darts when designing an #EasySew #Felt #doll’s bodice

  Today’s video tutorial is original and all-new! Yes, I’ve been on vacation, so I’ve sort of put my blog on back-burner for a while. But today I’m showing you something new and wonderful! It’s a tutorial that gives you a brief taste of the methods I use for designing simple bodices, including how I design the darts. Sewists — followers on this blog especially … Continue reading How to make #darts when designing an #EasySew #Felt #doll’s bodice

The image shows a green piece of felt with a Dritz snap on it. The snap is being sewn on using a needle and thread. A person's thumbnail is included in the picture to demonstrate the tiny size of the snap. The overlay says, "How to Sew Snaps on Doll Clothes" and offers the URL where one can find this and many other free youtube tutorials on the topic of sewing doll clothes (including a number of tips and trips). is a website that offers free printable sewing patterns for doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

How to #Sew #Dritz Snaps on #Dolls’ Clothes @

The doll clothes pictured in this video are some I’ve been working with to re-design and re-develop lately. So watch for more on that! This is a re-post of one of the tutorials that is often mentioned in my videos. I’m re-posting it because I’m actually on vacation right now. Want to follow my vacation online? If I have any sewing adventures to share, I’ll … Continue reading How to #Sew #Dritz Snaps on #Dolls’ Clothes @

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, 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 website).

Chelly Wood Out of the Office / #Sewing Room

Sorry everyone, but I’m about to take a wee little family vacation. I do get fan mail every day or so, and that’s why I thought I’d give everyone a heads up about my absence. To keep you entertained while I’m away, I’m going to re-post the video tutorials that are mentioned most often in my YouTube videos. Next Thursday, though, I’ll post something brand … Continue reading Chelly Wood Out of the Office / #Sewing Room

The image leads to a video embedded (with permission) from My Froggy Stuff on YouTube. It shows how to make a no-sew tutu for Barbie dolls using a hairband made of elastic or rubber band with knotted tulle wrapped around it. This featured image is a white tulle tutu made using the method shown on the MyFroggyStuff YouTube channel. Credit was given to the creators at MyFroggyStuff

#FridayFollow : Make a #NoSew #Dolls’ Tutu with MyFroggyStuff–an amazing YouTuber!

Anybody who knows and loves Barbie has heard of MyFroggyStuff on YouTube. If you’re not following “Froggy” already, well… you should be. As you know, here on, we’ve been making a tutu, swimsuit, and/or figure skating leotard for 28″ Barbie dolls (or similar-sized dolls), and as part of the outfit, you will need a no-sew doll tutu. Today’s tutorial video was made by the … Continue reading #FridayFollow : Make a #NoSew #Dolls’ Tutu with MyFroggyStuff–an amazing YouTuber!