Update on #Shakespeare’s #RomeoAndJuliet with #Dolls

As many of my regular followers know, I’ve created and published on my YouTube channel, the first three acts of Romeo and Juliet With Dolls. I have all the photos and stop motion videos completed for the production of Acts 4 and 5, but I’ve had a creative block for almost a year now. I guess I was hoping these videos would be received with … Continue reading Update on #Shakespeare’s #RomeoAndJuliet with #Dolls

Romeo and Juliet With #Dolls #StopMotion #Theater, Act 3

Things get heated up between the Capulets and the Montagues, in this, my third installment of Romeo and Juliet With Dolls. All of the dolls in this video are re-painted and all of them wear wigs, in true thespian style. But in spite of their theater makeup and disguising attire, can you name the dolls? Which doll is playing the part of Romeo? Who’s playing … Continue reading Romeo and Juliet With #Dolls #StopMotion #Theater, Act 3

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows two fashion dolls' hands nearly clasped. Overlay says "Romeo and Juliet Act 2" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com with an explanation, "FREE printable sewing patterns and tutorials for dolls of many shapes and sizes." This header is for the stop-motion video of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet performed by dolls--largely fashion dolls, including Mattel's Barbie, Momoko dolls, Lammily dolls, Monster High dolls, and World of Love dolls from Hasbro.

#FriYay! Romeo and Juliet With #Dolls! @ ChellyWood.com

If you haven’t seen Act I yet, here’s a link to that video as well. I’ve finished filming all five acts of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet With Dolls. However placing them all into movie format is tricky stuff. It takes about twelve to fifteen hours to produce a single act. So be patient, my followers. More acts are coming! If you love my stop-motion videos, … Continue reading #FriYay! Romeo and Juliet With #Dolls! @ ChellyWood.com

Visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows Mattel's "Curvy" Barbie wearing a musketeer-style outfit, complete with Renaissance coat, feathered hat, tights, and laced-up boots. She stands in an art gallery with a painting of Romeo and Juliet on the spackled wall behind her. Overlay offers the website where the FREE printable patterns for this outfit can be found: ChellyWood.com

#Sew a #Dolls’ #Renaissance hat w/FREEpattern

This week I finally released “Act I” of my stop-motion Romeo and Juliet video with dolls. Because it has taken me four years to complete this production, I’m very excited but also feeling a little nostalgic. So this week we’re taking a look back at one of the earliest patterns I offered on ChellyWood.com, back in 2014, when I first started making my free doll … Continue reading #Sew a #Dolls’ #Renaissance hat w/FREEpattern

Visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows Mattel's "Curvy" Barbie wearing a musketeer-style outfit, complete with Renaissance coat, feathered hat, tights, and laced-up boots. She stands in an art gallery with a painting of Romeo and Juliet on the spackled wall behind her. Overlay offers the website where the FREE printable patterns for this outfit can be found: ChellyWood.com

#RomeoAndJuliet w/ #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com

Does this outfit look familiar? It’s one of the earliest outfits that I posted here on ChellyWood.com. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this “Musketeer” outfit (minus the pants and original boots) will actually fit Curvy Barbie®! So this week I’m going to be nostalgic. We’re going to look back at this outfit, piece by piece, and I’m going to offer you newly re-mastered … Continue reading #RomeoAndJuliet w/ #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com

Image of a clapboard like one uses in a Hollywood movie. It says "Production: Romeo and Juliet, Director: Chelly Wood, Camera: Reginald Stetson, Date: 2/27/16, Scene: Act 4, Scene 3, Take 2"

#Shakespeare’s #RomeoJuliet with #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com will be a sight to see!

We’re on the set of Romeo and Juliet today, watching the filming of Act 4, Scene 3 from behind the scenes. Check out that little clapboard I made from iClipart! (I just shrunk it down and printed it on cardstock paper, using two brads and an extra piece of black scrapbook paper for a hinge.) The doll who’s working the clapboard is my Traveler doll … Continue reading #Shakespeare’s #RomeoJuliet with #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com will be a sight to see!

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. This is an image of a pattern for a doll's pinafore dress. The overlay says, "ChellyWood.com" and explains that the dress pattern fits most 11.5 inch fashion dolls.

Free Dress Patterns for #FashionDolls @ ChellyWood.com #Shakespeare’s #RomeoJuliet

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m going through some of my older patterns and re-designing them. The pattern above was originally posted in January of 2015, I believe. As I go through these older patterns, I’m focusing on improving them a bit. Here’s what I mean: They now have better instructions (like seam allowances). They now tell the difficulty level of the pattern. They include the … Continue reading Free Dress Patterns for #FashionDolls @ ChellyWood.com #Shakespeare’s #RomeoJuliet

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#Barbie #Princess Dress #Tutorial (FREE Patterns Coming Soon) @ ChellyWood.com

Some of my YouTube videos go back a ways, and recently I’ve decided to re-do some of those older tutorials. Especially like this one, which (in its original version) gets a lot of views. For anyone who doesn’t remember the original video, this “remastered” version (like the old one) shows how to make a basic ball gown or princess dress for typical 11.5-inch fashion dolls … Continue reading #Barbie #Princess Dress #Tutorial (FREE Patterns Coming Soon) @ ChellyWood.com

Visit ChellyWood.com for lots of great ideas and tips for making fantastic and believable miniature props for your doll dioramas. Image shows two dolls from the stop-motion video, Romeo and Juliet. Between the two dolls are a number of hand-made miniatures, including tiny candles, little logs for a fireplace, Mardi Gras masks, and realistic-looking doll-sized books. Overlay says, "Doll Diorama Ideas" and offers the watermark, ChellyWood.com.

Barbie® #Diorama Ideas from ChellyWood.com #miniatures #dolls

I’ve posted lots of doll diorama idea tutorials before, but today’s new video, titled simply, “Doll Diorama Ideas,” gives credit where credit is due. When you see the video, you’ll understand what I’m talking about. If you enjoy this video and would like to see more doll diorama idea videos, please leave a comment below, but also, take a look at all the great videos … Continue reading Barbie® #Diorama Ideas from ChellyWood.com #miniatures #dolls

Make a #Tiara for #Barbie #Dolls with a free pattern from ChellyWood.com

This doll plays the part of Rosaline in my stop-motion production of Romeo and Juliet (which I’m still filming). Her dress is a variation on both the Nurse’s costume and the merchant woman’s costume. (Click those links to find patterns and tutorials for those costumes.) However, today I want to focus on her unique tiara. I designed this tiara to look like those hats that … Continue reading Make a #Tiara for #Barbie #Dolls with a free pattern from ChellyWood.com

Free #sewing pattern for #FairyTale costume for Ken #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com

This is the Ryan® doll from Mattel®, who will be playing the prince in my stop-motion dolly version of Romeo and Juliet. The pants he’s wearing are probably the easiest pants pattern, of all the pants patterns I’ve designed. They don’t take more than a few minutes to make! Even beginners will be able to make these pants for Ken®-sized dolls. The princely tunic looks … Continue reading Free #sewing pattern for #FairyTale costume for Ken #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com

#DIY #miniatures in 1:6 scale with free printable #patterns @ ChellyWood.com

The image above shows the Barbie™ whom I’ve cast to play Sampson in my dolly version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. He wears bi-colored trousers, a distinctly harlequin-esque tunic, boots, and a cloak. He also carries a bottle of wine through the town square or marketplace. For today’s blog post, I’m going to share with you the patterns and tutorials to make each of these items: … Continue reading #DIY #miniatures in 1:6 scale with free printable #patterns @ ChellyWood.com