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What is rickrack trim? And how do you use it? @ChellyWood.com #dollclothes #sewingtutorials

  Today’s tutorial video shows you how to use rickrack trim, like the trim shown at the bottom of the Greenbrier doll’s dress below: Today’s tutorial video is actually a re-post, and in fact, I’m planning to take a little time off from these blog posts because it’s my birthday tomorrow. So I hope you don’t mind if I leave for a brief vacation. While I’m … Continue reading What is rickrack trim? And how do you use it? @ChellyWood.com #dollclothes #sewingtutorials

Image shows the cover of a middle-grade novel called "the Black Lotus: the Samurai Wars" by Kieran Fanning. Three teenage ninjas are pictured on the streets of a city with a sunset behind them. They cast shadows on the street where they stand. The ninja in the foreground holds a samurai sword.

#Librarian reviews #TheBlackLotus, a fantastic #ninja novel@ ChellyWood.com #NinjaSteel

Every now and then, I have reviewed a sewing or craft book, here on ChellyWood.com, but this time I’m straying from my usual topic for a sweepstakes giveaway contest that I’ll be posting tomorrow at 5:00 AM, Mountain Standard Time (US). Those of you who know me personally are aware that I work as a middle school librarian in my day job. Very rarely do … Continue reading #Librarian reviews #TheBlackLotus, a fantastic #ninja novel@ ChellyWood.com #NinjaSteel

@AveryLaneDesign’s Sew in Style is perfect for #Kids learning the #Craft of #Sewing

I’m actually acquainted with Erin Hentzel, the author of Avery Lane Design‘s book, Sew in Style. She’s a member of one of the doll clothes sewing groups that I belong to on Facebook. So when I heard about her book, I wanted to buy it and review it for my readers here on ChellyWood.com. With its colorful illustrations and simple instructions, Sew in Style is ideal … Continue reading @AveryLaneDesign’s Sew in Style is perfect for #Kids learning the #Craft of #Sewing