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?

The image shows a framed announcement as follows: "Help me get my 'birthday wish' ... share a video!" with the words "birthday wish" in fabric banner letters shaped like hearts.

It’s my birthday! You can give me a present if you like… #birthday #freestuff

You know what my #1 birthday wish is? I want to publish a book that teaches my followers how to design their own doll clothes, using the three methods I use for my pattern designs. Want to help? Share a video from my youtube channel with someone you know — especially someone who might enjoy videos about sewing, crafts, embroidery, making doll clothes, or doll … Continue reading It’s my birthday! You can give me a present if you like… #birthday #freestuff

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns and tutorials for making clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows the fabric of a doll's skirt trimmed in blue ric rac, which gives it a jagged, scalloped edge. The overlay says, "Ric rac questions answered" and offers the website: ChellyWood.com.

What is rickrack trim? And how do you use it? @ChellyWood.com #dollclothes #sewingtutorials

  Today’s tutorial video shows you how to use rickrack trim, like the trim shown at the bottom of the Greenbrier doll’s dress below: Today’s tutorial video is actually a re-post, and in fact, I’m planning to take a little time off from these blog posts because it’s my birthday tomorrow. So I hope you don’t mind if I leave for a brief vacation. While I’m … Continue reading What is rickrack trim? And how do you use it? @ChellyWood.com #dollclothes #sewingtutorials

Why I Would Love to Have Elizabeth Kracht as my Agent

I just returned from the PNWA Summer Writers Conference. It was a whirlwind experience, but I must say the agent who left me unexpectedly dazzled was Elizabeth Kracht of Kimberley Cameron & Associates. I’ve had pretty decent successes with my latest manuscript: a dozen or so agents have asked for a partial, and although only one agent so far has asked for a full (that agent had me revise and resubmit, … Continue reading Why I Would Love to Have Elizabeth Kracht as my Agent