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

Photo of Large Instagram Pillow

Make a #felt #Instagram pillow w/ a FREE #pattern @ ChellyWood.com

  In keeping with my August photography theme, I’m re-posting an older tutorial that shows you how to make an Instagram Pillow.  So here’s everything you need to make one: Instagram Pillow Project Free printable sewing pattern 1 for Instagram pillow Free printable sewing pattern 2 for Instagram pillow Free video tutorial showing how to make Instagram pillow Those patterns go back to my early days on ChellyWood.com, … Continue reading Make a #felt #Instagram pillow w/ a FREE #pattern @ ChellyWood.com

Image of letters that read INSTA for sewing an Instagram logo pillow

Christmas #crafts for #giftideas: #instagram pillow!

What do you give a teenage girl or young adult for Christmas? How about an Instagram pillow? This is the first of two free patterns I’m posting on ChellyWood.com. Tomorrow I’ll post the second pattern, and then on Friday, I’ll share the YouTube video that tells you exactly how to make my Instagram pillow. This is part of a series of crafty-wafty tutorials and patterns … Continue reading Christmas #crafts for #giftideas: #instagram pillow!

Image shows a very large pillow made of felt. It is designed to look like the retro Instagram logo.

What to buy a #teenager for #Christmas? Why buy, when you can #DIY?

For the rest of this week, I’m going to focus my blog posts on helping you create this adorable Instagram pillow. I made this for an adult cousin of mine, who loves to use Instagram. She really liked it! If you are wondering what to buy a young adult or teenager for Christmas, why buy? You can DIY! This week I’ll post my free patterns … Continue reading What to buy a #teenager for #Christmas? Why buy, when you can #DIY?

links to pillow sewing projects

Show Me Your #Pillow — Did you make a #DIY pillow? Share it!

This week I showed you my Instagram pillow pattern and tutorial. Now it’s your turn to share. Show me your pillows! I’d love to see the pillows my followers have made. I’m simply curious. What’s out there? Do you have a DIY pillow project you’re planning to make? Share a link! Send me a tweet with your pillow image in it, and I’ll re-tweet it … Continue reading Show Me Your #Pillow — Did you make a #DIY pillow? Share it!