This is “Soul” from Hasbro’s World of Love doll collection. She has always been my favorite African American doll, even though she’s only moderately articulated. Why do I love this doll so much? She brings me happy memories of my childhood! When I was growing up in the early 1970’s, dolls who really looked African American were unheard-of. True, they had Barbies who were dark complected, … Continue reading Who is your favorite #AfricanAmerican doll? Leave a comment @ ChellyWood.com
For anyone who’s new to this website, I’m Chelly Wood, a soon-to-be-published author, high school English teacher, and seamstress. Together with my two teenage daughters, I am in the process of creating a stop-motion version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet for YouTube, starring re-designed dolls like Barbie, Ken, Momoko, and Tammy Doll. Today’s post will introduce you to my oldest daughter, Ardie, who goes by Emily Teapot … Continue reading Who’s Playing #Benvolio in Theater of Yore’s Upcoming #StopMotion Version of #RomeoAndJuliet?
I bet you’re wondering, “What are ‘World of Love’ dolls?” Well here’s a link to show you what the original dolls (from Hasbro) looked like. I’ve had folks ask me if these dolls have a similar size and body type as a Stacie doll. The quick answer is no. But will their patterns fit Stacie dolls? Some will, probably, but the pants I’m making this … Continue reading #WorldOfLove #Doll Clothes #Patterns and #Tutorial