Today my handmade African-style wardrobe went on sale on Etsy. You can access the sale page here, as long as it is up for grabs. For those of you who have followed this website for a long time, you’re probably aware that I almost NEVER sell my handmade doll clothes, so this is a rare opportunity. I’ve decided to begin offering some of my goods … Continue reading Rare Opportunity! Buy handmade doll clothes from doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood! #SewingBlogger
Okay everybody, I’m going to sell the outfit shown above in my Etsy shop in the next few weeks. What do you think it’s worth? It will include the strappy summer top, the ankle pants… …and the ruffled skirt. As you can see in the image below, it uses Velcro as a closure for the shirt. Okay… what do you think this outfit is worth … Continue reading What is this outfit worth on Etsy? Chelly Wood needs your advice! #EtsySales #EtsyDolls
Since I’ve been busy sewing for Tammy dolls lately, I wanted to see who sells quality outfits for Tammy dolls online. Lo and behold, I discovered Sherri, who (like me) sews and seems to design and/or alter a lot of her patterns for Tammy (see image above). She has the best Tammy doll board on Pinterest–the BEST! And her Francie board on Pinterest is WAY … Continue reading #FridayFollow: Who do you follow on #Etsy?
This is the first of two free printable sewing patterns. Click here for easy copy/paste and download. This pattern is only slightly different from the one I posted last week, in that it offers images of the Wellie Wishers (approx. 15 inches or 38 cm tall) and Velvet dolls (approx. 16 inches or 40.5 cm tall) wearing the outfit. These patterns will also fit the … Continue reading FREE #sewing pattern for 14″ (35 cm) #dolls @ ChellyWood.com #crafts
Today I’d like to look at some of the places doll collectors and doll crafters frequent. If you’re looking for inspiration, Pinterest has a plethora of Barbie images (and some free patterns) that can fill your mind with the many possible ways to dress your dolls. Do you wish you had a place to show off your creations? Try Craftster. It’s not just for folks who love Barbies®, but … Continue reading #Sewing and More for #Barbie® #Dolls: Tips, Products, Links, Etc.
As many of you know, I like to interview other crafters from time to time, and today I’m interviewing Marilyn Clarkin of QTπ Doll Clothing: 1. How did you get started in the doll clothes industry? As a little girl I loved dolls, but really didn’t start sewing for them until much later in life. My youngest daughter received a Madame Alexander 18” doll for Christmas in … Continue reading Interview With Marilyn Clarkin of Pixie Faire (18″ Doll Clothing Designer)
It has been a while since I posted an interview with a crafter. I think we’re due, don’t you? Today’s guest, Lisa Lane, has really impressed me with her hand-crafted doll clothes and miniature bedding on Etsy and Facebook. So let’s see what she had to say in my recent interview with her: CHELLY: Hi Lisa. Thanks for joining me today for an interview. I’ve … Continue reading #Sewing For #Barbies ™: Tips from #Etsy Store Owner, Lisa Lane
Last week I posted an interview with Peggy, of the Etsy store called Peggysprozac (that’s pronounced, “Peggy’s Prozac,” not Peggy Spro-Zac), and she really offered some great tips on the topics of sewing machines, embroidery machines, and sewing doll clothes with sports team themes. To see that interview, please visit this link. But there’s one heck of a story behind Peggy’s store’s name. It … Continue reading #Etsy’s Peggysprozac Shares Her Knowledge of #CyberSafety @ ChellyWood.com #crafty
Julie Helmer, one of my Facebook friends from a doll clothes group I belong to online, has her own Etsy doll clothes line. Her store is called, “Sew Dolled Up 81.” Here are the questions I asked her in our recent interview. Her responses include some great advice for anyone who is thinking about starting a business selling doll clothing. Q: In addition … Continue reading #Etsy Business Advice From Julie Helmer of #Sew Dolled Up on ChellyWood.com #Kidstuff
Some of my followers on ChellyWood.com are new to sewing, so I thought I’d ask an expert seamstress for a little sewing advice. Julie Helmer, one of my Facebook friends from a doll clothes group I belong to online, has her own Etsy doll clothes line. Her store is called, “Sew Dolled Up.” Here are the questions I asked her in our interview, and the careful responses … Continue reading #Sewing Tips From Expert Doll #Seamstress, Julie Helmer @ ChellyWood.com #Dollstagram
I belong to a number of sewing and doll-fan groups on Facebook, and for a while now, I’ve been admiring the crafty work of a young lady who goes by Ally or Alexandra. I came to discover that she runs an Etsy store where she sells her doll clothes. Since people occasionally approach me, wanting to buy my handmade doll clothes (which I don’t … Continue reading Interview With “AllySews” @ ChellyWood.com #kids #Dollstagram #kidcraft
This week on ChellyWood.com, I’m going to address some of the questions I’ve been asked by my fans and followers. I’ll share some of the most basic how-to videos I’ve made, and I’ll offer my advice on sewing for Barbie in general. Next week I’ll go back to the usual program, offering my patterns and video tutorials for free. I’m going to kick off my … Continue reading Sewing and More for Barbie Dolls: Tips, Patterns, Videos, Links, Etc.