The image shows the Chelly Wood doll (really a Spin Master Liv doll that has had her hair died and her face repainted to look like the real doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood) staring at the camera over the top of her lowered glasses. The photo is superimposed over a swatch of turquoise blue linen fabric with the word "hashtag goals" over the top of the photo. In the lower left corner, we see the ChellyWood.com logo.

What does the future hold for Chelly Wood? #Goals #Finances

I’m getting personal this week, taking a break from patterns while I’m on a business trip. I hope you don’t mind. So today I’m going to answer the question, “What does the future hold for Chelly Wood?” In March of 2022, I’ll turn 55, which means I’ll be able to retire from my “day job” as a school librarian, if I want to. But as … Continue reading What does the future hold for Chelly Wood? #Goals #Finances

In this image, Made to Move Barbie lays on a bed with a wardrobe nearby. There's a window behind the bed. The doll's knees curl around and her feet are crossed at the ankles. She lays with one hand near her face and the other at her side. The words over her head say "dream come true!" The Chelly Wood logo is in the corner.

What would you do if your dreams were coming true?

Yes, as the heading explains, my dreams are coming true! In general, I’m a relatively private person. I like my online persona to be distinctly separated from my real self. But today I’m going to share a part of my personal journey with you, my followers. I want you to see how long the journey has been, and how far I’ve come. Had you met … Continue reading What would you do if your dreams were coming true?

This image shows a wardrobe of many clothing items to fit Wellie Wishers, Hearts4Hearts Girls, Crissy dolls, BFF Ink dolls, and many other dolls in the 13- to 17- inch size range. Included in the wardrobe are the following doll clothes items shown in pastel colors: a pair of shorts with a pocket, a pair of shorts without a pocket, a purse, a tank top with round neck, a tank top with V-neck, a lace-sleeve shirt, a short-sleeve shirt, a skirt with handmade ruffle, a skirt with lace ruffle, a skirt with lace ruffle and rickrack, a skirt with a floral embellishment, and a skirt made of London-print fabric in pink (showing the Tower of Big Ben, London Bridge, Brittish bobbies, and more), a pair of jeans without a pocket, and a pair of khaki pants with a pocket. All patterns and tutorial videos showing how to make these outfits are provided for free at ChellyWood.com.

A look back at my doll clothes sewing website’s achievements in 2019 #SewingBlogger #GoalsAchieved #2019inReview

Today’s blog post will include links to free pattern pages and tutorial videos you may have missed when they first posted in 2019, so click through links to enjoy this year-in-review overview to its fullest potential! At the start of 2019, I asked for advice from my regular followers. Based on your suggestions, in 2019, I added new patterns and tutorial videos for each of … Continue reading A look back at my doll clothes sewing website’s achievements in 2019 #SewingBlogger #GoalsAchieved #2019inReview