I don’t know what the rest of you did for the 4th of July this year, but I went to visit family in North Idaho, and while I was there, I went to a quilting store called Home Grown Quilts. Breezi, the store manager’s daughter-in-law, who seemed to be in charge of the store around lunchtime that day, wasn’t just standing behind the cut counter … Continue reading Let’s take a tour of Home Grown Quilts in Grangeville, Idaho!
A lot of you know that between times when I’m creating free patterns and YouTube tutorials, I’m also filming a stop-motion version of Romeo and Juliet with dolls. In filming stop-motion, I’ve come to realize that certain doll poses are more active than others. For example, look at the Ever After High doll in the photo above. She isn’t just standing around wearing a dress; … Continue reading Doll Photography Tip #5: Shoot Dolls in Motion #DollPhotography #FabricLove
On 3 July 2020, my YouTube channel reached a milestone: 5,000 subscribers! Hooray! To celebrate, I’m giving you a tour of my doll sewing and craft room. There are also a few tips along the way, like… Getting organized with the Boximize app Viking Sewing Machines Little Quilts All Through the House, a book by Alice Berg Fovitec Tabletop Lighting Simplicity Vintage products Fat quarters … Continue reading Doll Craft Room Tips and Tour Celebrating 5k Subscribers on YouTube! @ ChellyWood.com #DollSewing #GetOrganized!
I didn’t make this sewing tutorial, but I am using it with permission. The sewing website that produced this video is called LearnHowToQuilt.com, and even if you don’t have any interest in quilting, you should really check out their site. Here’s why… LearnHowToQuilt.com offers free patterns, just like I do, but they also have a really cool encyclopedia of sewing terminology and techniques, which any … Continue reading #FridayFollow: Learn about finger pressing from a #quilting master class website!
When my cousin Anita Queen posted these pictures on Facebook, I called her up and asked if I could interview her about her recent charitable work as a quilter. Being a family relative and fellow seamstress, she gladly shared her story. Have you ever had a quilt that seems to grow dust? You’ve posted it on Etsy, taken it to craft fairs, and no matter what … Continue reading If you can’t sell a #Quilt on #Etsy, give it to #Charity says ChellyWood.com
Monday I posted an image of the doll dress I’m making this week. Tuesday I posted the pattern for the pinafore. Wednesday I posted the tutorial for making the pinafore. Today I’m going to post the tutorial for the quinceañera or wedding dress that goes under the pinafore. The pattern is available for free to download on this page, along with many other free patterns. All … Continue reading It’s #crafty for #kids! Here’s a #quinceañera dress tutorial for dolls w/ free pattern!