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).

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

ChellyWood.com offers free printable sewing patterns for quinceanera dresses to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows Mattel's Made-to-Move Barbie wearing a pink quinceañera dress with tulle overlaid. The doll poses ballerina-like before a wicker table holding a tiny 1:6 scale tea set. Overlay says, "Quince dress DIY" and offers the website url ChellyWood.com.

#DIY #Quinceañera Dress for Barbie #Dolls

I thoroughly enjoyed photographing my Made-to-Move Barbie® in this lovely quinceañera dress, for this video. If you haven’t purchased a Made-to-Move Barbie® of your own, I highly recommend considering it. These dolls are amazing! They can sit cross-legged in a natural way, they can touch their own face, and they are super fun to photograph in stop-motion because they are so flexible! Well I’m gushing a bit, so … Continue reading #DIY #Quinceañera Dress for Barbie #Dolls

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a collage of 105 different doll outfits and sewing/craft projects designed by Chelly Wood. Each of these comes with free, printable sewing patterns (found at ChellyWood.com). Overlay says, "ChellyWood.com: FREE doll clothes patterns and tutorials."

Which Patterns Need to Be Improved @ ChellyWood.com? #dolls #dollstagram #crafts

In the collage above, you’ll find there are over 100 different doll outfits and craft projects, all designed by me, Chelly Wood. Each of them has free, printable sewing patterns available through the gallery page on this website. Yes, this is quite a milestone for me! I’ve reached the big 100 mark! In looking back, some of my early patterns and tutorials weren’t as well-made … Continue reading Which Patterns Need to Be Improved @ ChellyWood.com? #dolls #dollstagram #crafts

Image shows a doll stand with a seemingly "invisible" base. Overlay says "Invisible Doll Stands" and "ChellyWood.com free printable doll clothes patterns and tutorials."

How to Make Your #Doll Stand Invisible @ ChellyWood.com #dailydollphotos #dollplay

A doll stand gives you a chance to take photos of your doll without holding her up with your hands. But how do you keep the stand out of the picture? This video shows you what I do to hide the doll stands in my videos and doll photography. This video tutorial has been remarkably popular on my YouTube channel, and yet its such a … Continue reading How to Make Your #Doll Stand Invisible @ ChellyWood.com #dailydollphotos #dollplay

Image of doll clothing pattern with overlay of words "D.I.Y. Sewing Patterns"

Design Your Own Skirt Pattern for #FashionDolls Like #MomokoDolls and #Barbies

I took some stop-motion footage of me designing a costume for Momoko. I’ve broken it up into the bodice portion (yesterday’s video) and the skirt (today’s video). This was sort of a request made by one of the ladies on a Facebook sewing group that I belong to. So if you’re wondering whether or not I take requests, I certainly do, but I make no … Continue reading Design Your Own Skirt Pattern for #FashionDolls Like #MomokoDolls and #Barbies

Image of Barbie doll dressed in traditional Basque dress with Renaissance Snood

Sew a #Basque #BarbieDoll Dress for Your #Barbies

When I first designed and posted this doll dress, someone told me its style was very much like that of the Basque people. That wasn’t my original intention, but hey! I love Basque food, so I’m gonna go with it! I also live in a part of the US where there are lots of Basque people. One of the principals I worked for in my … Continue reading Sew a #Basque #BarbieDoll Dress for Your #Barbies

Image of an Apron Designed for Barbie Dolls

Barbie Apron Pattern and Tutorial

It’s super easy to make an apron for a Barbie. Here’s the pattern for my Barbie apron and bonnet. You can download them for free. All I ask is that you like this on Facebook, tweet about it to friends, pin it on your Pinterest page, and/or reblog it (giving me the credit). I just want people to know it’s out here. Soon I’ll post … Continue reading Barbie Apron Pattern and Tutorial

Why I Would Love to Have Elizabeth Kracht as my Agent

I just returned from the PNWA Summer Writers Conference. It was a whirlwind experience, but I must say the agent who left me unexpectedly dazzled was Elizabeth Kracht of Kimberley Cameron & Associates. I’ve had pretty decent successes with my latest manuscript: a dozen or so agents have asked for a partial, and although only one agent so far has asked for a full (that agent had me revise and resubmit, … Continue reading Why I Would Love to Have Elizabeth Kracht as my Agent