The image shows the Chelly Wood doll (a re-designed Spin Master Liv doll with grey hair and wrinkles) holding up a Raggedy Ann and Andy plush doll pattern from the year 1970. It's McCall's craft pattern 2531, and it displays the classic Raggedy Ann and Andy with red yarn hair and Andy wears a sailor cap with a red gingham shirt while Raggedy Ann wears a dress with pinafore and bloomers. To learn about this pattern and what it means to various sewists online, go to ChellyWood.com to join the hashtag "sewing chat" along with Chelly's followers.

Did you have a Raggedy Ann or Andy doll? Share your memory @ ChellyWood.com #SewingChat #Toys

Today while I was shopping at a second hand store, I ran across this vintage pattern from 1970, and I just couldn’t resist buying it! Did you have a Raggedy Ann or Raggedy Andy doll as a child? And if so, what memories do you have of your doll? My aunt made mine, and at the time, I lived on the coast where it rains … Continue reading Did you have a Raggedy Ann or Andy doll? Share your memory @ ChellyWood.com #SewingChat #Toys

Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes. This image shows the Chelly Wood doll clothes designer doll (really it's a Spin Master Liv doll that has been repainted and the hair has been re-done in grey) standing beside Simplicity Craft Pattern #2613 which shows a number of plush toys (stuffed animals) that you can make with this pattern, including an elephant, a giraffe, a pig, and a cat. This Simplicity craft pattern is no longer in production, but it can be purchased on eBay or other used pattern websites. The image accompanies a blog post with commenting discussion about children's toys, and in particular, plush toys and how children will swap doll clothes with their baby dolls and plush toys. Feel free to join the discussion at ChellyWood.com

Does your child or grandchild dress up their plush toys (stuffed animals)? Join the discussion @ ChellyWood.com #plushtoys #dollclothes

Last Christmas, I made my niece, Emily, some baby doll clothes, which she dutifully dressed her baby doll in. Then she proceeded to take the clothes off the baby doll and put them on her “Kitty” (plush toy) instead! She prefers Kitty to any other toys. But it’s hard to make doll clothes that fit Kitty without having her plush toy in my hands to … Continue reading Does your child or grandchild dress up their plush toys (stuffed animals)? Join the discussion @ ChellyWood.com #plushtoys #dollclothes

The image shows a zipper pouch parrot, designed by Emily D at CriticalHitDesigns on Etsy.

Feeling inspired by this designer’s lovely parrot zipper pouch… today’s #FridayFollow or #FollowFriday

Do you ever feel totally inspired by someone else’s handmade designs? The little parrot in the image above caught my eye on Twitter recently, so I started following his designer, Emily D, who has more creative stuff available for sale on Etsy at Critical Hit Designs. As many of my regular followers know, I love to make stop motion videos with dolls, and I’ve been … Continue reading Feeling inspired by this designer’s lovely parrot zipper pouch… today’s #FridayFollow or #FollowFriday

Visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns. Image shows a stuffed bear or plush toy bear plushie made from a fat quarter or fabric quilter's quarter. The bear has large floppy ears and a cute fat nose on a fake fur fabric muzzle. The overlay says, "free pattern (for a) plush bear" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com where the pattern can be downloaded and printed.

#Sew a #bear with free #sewing pattern @ ChellyWood.com

This video shows you how to make “Angelina,” the plush toy bear, using my free sewing pattern. Angelina is the female companion to my firefighter bear, who wears a pair of denim jeans. Here are all the patterns and tutorials you’ll need to make Angelina and her companion: Angelina Bear Free printable sewing pattern for Angelina Bear Tutorial (shown above) Firefighter Bear Pattern 1 for FireFighter … Continue reading #Sew a #bear with free #sewing pattern @ ChellyWood.com