This is an older video, but it has been somewhat popular on my YouTube channel. Since my article was published in the March & April issue of Doll Castle News magazine, I’ve been following a theme of doll photography tips and tricks on Mondays, so I thought it wouldn’t hurt to revisit this helpful tutorial, showing how I make my “invisible” doll stands. Now in my article … Continue reading Doll Photography Tip #11: Make an “Invisible” Doll Stand @ ChellyWood.com #DollPhotography #DollStagram
As I started typing today’s blog post, it occurred to me that I’d chosen the “Photographer” doll–how ironic for a post about photgraphy! But she really is one of my favorite dolls to photograph. She has those adorable dimples and such a genuine smile! So even though my first photography tip post was about the importance of choosing a highly articulated doll, another thing to … Continue reading Doll Photography Tip #3: Photograph Dolls You LOVE #DollPhotography #DollStagram
Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. This outfit was first posted to my website a long time ago, but somehow it got lost in the craziness of re-designing the galleries in 2019. So I’m re-posting it with an update to the original shirt pattern. I’m also offering these patterns as PDFs now too. I wanted to get … Continue reading Sew a New Year’s celebration outfit for Lammily with free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #LammilyDoll #NewYear
If you’d like to make one of the outfits shown in this gallery, just follow these directions: Click on the photograph of the outfit you’d like to sew. This will take you to a larger image of the photo. Beneath the larger image is a link to a blog post for all the free doll clothes patterns and tutorials you’ll need to make that outfit. … Continue reading FREE Lammily Doll Clothes Patterns (Gallery)
Here’s the tutorial to accompany the pattern I posted yesterday. If you’d like to make Ken’s outfit in this video, just go back to Tuesday’s post to find all the patterns and tutorials you’ll need to make his hat, shirt, and pants. I’m actually on vacation when this posts (I usually type these blog posts and set them up to self-publish, in advance of their … Continue reading Here’s a #Dolls #Kwanzaa poncho #DIY!
As I started typing today’s blog post, it occurred to me that I’d chosen the “Photographer” doll–how ironic for a post about photgraphy! But she really is one of my favorite dolls to photograph. She has those adorable dimples and such a genuine smile! So even though Monday’s post was about the importance of choosing a highly articulated doll, another thing to consider is your … Continue reading Doll #Photography Tip #3: Photograph #Dolls You LOVE
How cute is that? The photo above is of Lammily’s “Photographer” doll. She’s absolutely gorgeous, and so much fun to photograph! As I said yesterday, she’s wearing a pair of hiking boots made for Hunter Huntsman® from the Ever After High® collection of dolls. They fit her feet perfectly, and they have that little slit in the back, so they’re easy to put on and … Continue reading #Lammily’s “Photographer” #doll goes for a #hike in the forest
I don’t usually do a lot of boasting on my website about the dolls I think are most awesome. However, I recently took my “Photographer” doll from the Lammily doll company on a hike with me in the Snake River Canyon, and I discovered that she’s an amazing model! Yes, these dolls are curvy. No, they don’t fit the normal body type of fashion dolls. … Continue reading #SnakeRiver Hike w/ #Lammily’s Photographer #Doll
Yes, to my pleasant surprise, when I designed shorts for Curvy Barbie, I found that Lammily® could wear them too. “Who is Lammily®?” you may wonder. I’ve actually designed some commercial patterns for her company in the past, and they have an amazing story about how this wonderful doll company came to be. Check out this link to see their “average is beautiful” dolls and … Continue reading Mix-N-Match 3: #Lammily #dolls can wear #CurvyBarbie’s free shorts pattern @ ChellyWood.com
Addendum: There’s a newer version of this video, which includes links (in the description below the video) to additional tutorials, including one that helps you embellish the shirt with bias tape. Here’s the video that shows you how to make the easiest dolls’ shirt ever! Like me, you may find yourself making one in every color of felt because it’s so darned easy to … Continue reading Easiest #dolls’ shirt ever w/ free #DIY #sewing pattern.
Since the new Curvy Barbie, Tall Barbie, and Petite Barbie dolls were introduced as part of Mattel’s Fashionista line, I’ve been getting a lot more questions on my website about how I design my own doll clothes patterns. It’s a little tricky, but in this video, I’ve tried to simplify the process for the lay person to attempt to do what I do. However if this … Continue reading Design #dollclothes for #Barbies or other #dolls
Here’s the tutorial I promised you! As I’ve said before, the pattern I gave you yesterday will fit your Tall Barbies™. Did you notice anything different in this video? I tried to create a storyline with my dolls, including a little bit of stop-motion activity. My daughter, Emily Teapot, who designs gorgeous saddles and saddle blankets for Breyer model horses, also does fabulous face repaints. She’s … Continue reading Sew Pants for #Fashonistas #TallBarbie w/free Pattern @ ChellyWood.com #TheDollEvolves