The image is a cartoon drawing of a little girl sitting at a sewing machine, making doll clothes. Beside the sewing machine are two dolls: one is not wearing doll clothes and the other is fully dressed. The text on the image says "COPPA" which stands for the "Children's Online Privacy Protection Act." This image comes from ChellyWood.com, a website that offers free printable sewing patterns for doll clothes that fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

Can doll crafting vlogs ride out the wave of change? #COPPA #crafting #Doll

Some of you who follow the wonderful doll-crafting YouTube channel, MyFroggyStuff, may have heard about the latest changes to YouTube for all of us who do toy-related things on the YouTube platform. Clearly this COPPA-related shift is going to affect a lot of fabulous YouTube creators with a pinch to their pocketbooks. If you’re not sure what COPPA is all about, you might want to … Continue reading Can doll crafting vlogs ride out the wave of change? #COPPA #crafting #Doll

The image shows a smartphone with a doll clothes pattern shown on the screen. The overlay says "how to find" and this image accompanies a blog post and video tutorial showing you how to navigate ChellyWood.com a website that offers lots of free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

How to Find Free Doll Clothes Patterns Online: Smartphone or Tablet Method

This website is best known for its free, printable sewing patterns for doll clothes. It also offers free printable sewing patterns for craft projects and free tutorial videos for embroidery. (Click those links for easy access.) Today’s tutorial is designed to help you navigate ChellyWood.com’s new layout, using your mobile device (tablet, smartphone, etc.). If you’re more comfortable using a desktop or laptop computer, please … Continue reading How to Find Free Doll Clothes Patterns Online: Smartphone or Tablet Method

This image shows a laptop computer open to a printable PDF of a doll clothes pattern. The overlay says "How to Find" and the title of the video that accompanies this YouTube video header is "How to find free doll clothes patterns online." This tutorial video will show you how to navigate ChellyWood.com, one of the most comprehensive doll clothes pattern websites on the Internet, offering free printable doll clothes patterns for dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

How to Find Free Doll Clothes Patterns Online: Laptop or Desktop Method

This website is best known for its free, printable sewing patterns for doll clothes. It also offers free printable sewing patterns for craft projects and free tutorial videos for embroidery. (Click those links for easy access.) Today’s tutorial is designed to help you navigate ChellyWood.com’s new layout, using your desktop or laptop computer. If you’re more comfortable using a cell phone / smartphone / tablet … Continue reading How to Find Free Doll Clothes Patterns Online: Laptop or Desktop Method

The image shows a doll craft fair booth with a Madame Alexander doll seated in a seemingly hand-made wicker chair in a doll-sized diorama with a tiny train, a Christmas tree, and a fireplace framed by Christmas stockings. The overlay says, "Craft Fair Booth." The URL associated with this image is ChellyWood.com and this image is the header for a YouTube video in which doll clothing designer Chelly Wood shares with you a few tips and tricks to help you build a successful and inventive craft fair booth for selling handmade items like doll clothes and miniatures.

Craft Fair Preparations Part 4: How to Build a #CraftShow Booth with #Dolls and #Dioramas

PART 4: How to Build a Craft Show Booth  Last weekend I participated in a craft fair, and throughout this week, I’ve been posting tips for anyone else who would like to do a craft show, doll-and-bear show, or even a booth at a swap meet where you could sell your handmade things. My friend Dodi was my booth partner. She’s the owner of Dodi’s … Continue reading Craft Fair Preparations Part 4: How to Build a #CraftShow Booth with #Dolls and #Dioramas

The image is a YouTube tutorial's header, showing an example of a bubble-letter sign that Chelly Wood made for a craft fair. The tutorial is called "Basic Bubble Letters" or "How to Make a Craft Fair Sign." In this tutorial, Chelly describes the steps she took to make the bubble letter sign shown in the tutorial's header image, which states "free doll clothes patterns" in bubble lettering, and it also offers an arrow in bubble-letter-format.

Craft Fair Preparations Part 3: How to Make a Craft Fair Sign Using Bubble Letters #CraftShow #CraftFair #Crafts

Part 3: How to Make a Bubble-Letter Sign Today’s how-to video shows you how to make bubble-letter signs the easy way. The morning of the first day of our craft fair, I woke up late. Believe it or not, I got these bubble-letter signs done in less than 30 minutes. The steps are carefully demonstrated for you in the video, but here are the written … Continue reading Craft Fair Preparations Part 3: How to Make a Craft Fair Sign Using Bubble Letters #CraftShow #CraftFair #Crafts

The image shows the real Chelly Wood, holding a Strawberry Shortcake doll that she has cleaned and re-done after finding it in terrible condition at her local second hand store. She stands before her booth at a craft fair in Idaho where she advertised her website, ChellyWood.com (a free doll clothes sewing pattern website).

Craft Fair Preparations Part 2: Craft Show Checklist — what to bring to sell your #handmade #dollcrafts at a #craftshow

PART 2: What’s on my Craft Fair / Craft Show Checklist? First, I need to make a disclaimer. I started typing this blog post the week before the craft fair, but after the fair was over, I did add a few things to the list. I’ve done lots of craft fairs / art shows, and it doesn’t matter how many I’ve done… I always forget … Continue reading Craft Fair Preparations Part 2: Craft Show Checklist — what to bring to sell your #handmade #dollcrafts at a #craftshow

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 ChellyWood.com. 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, "ChellyWood.com: 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, "ChellyWood.com 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 ChellyWood.com 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. ChellyWood.com 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)