The image shows the OOAK Liv Doll "Chelly Wood" at her computer in her tiny dolly diorama office. Behind her is a painting of ballerinas by Degas. The overlay says, Fan Mail and offers the at symbol followed by the URL ChellyWood.com, a website where there are hundreds of free, printable sewing patterns for doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. This is the YouTube header for what one might call "Barbie fan mail opening" or stop motion fan mail reading. It's a stop motion video of the Chelly Wood doll discussing her fan mail, reading it out loud, and showing a video of Barbie dolls modeling the hand-made dresses that one of Chelly Wood's fans created using Chelly Wood's own free doll clothes patterns (printable on the ChellyWood.com website).

Opening Fan Mail #StopMotion style @ ChellyWood.com #Dolls

Even though I’m just a school librarian with a love for doll-clothes-pattern-making, I do get fan mail on this website or in my P.O. box every now and then. Sometimes people send me photos of the lovely doll clothes they’ve made, using my free patterns. At the top of this post, you’ll find a brief stop motion video showing the doll clothes made by one … Continue reading Opening Fan Mail #StopMotion style @ ChellyWood.com #Dolls

Visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a YouTube video header that says "Romeo and Juliet "Act 1" with the URL ChellyWood.com subtly written below the marquee. There's also an image of a male doll in hand-made Renaissance clothing holding the delicate hand of a female doll in Renaissance clothing. This marquee is for a video that features dolls in a stop-motion version of Romeo and Juliet. ChellyWood.com has produced this film. The marquee indicates it's only Act 1 of Romeo and Juliet with dolls. Go to ChellyWood.com to view the stop-motion video with dolls.

#Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com

Here it is! The long-awaited stop-motion production of Romeo and Juliet “Act I” with dolls. This project has been underway for four years, and I’ve finally compiled enough photos and stop-motion clips to put it all together–all the way through Act V. I spent last Friday, Saturday, and Sunday working on film production. That’s where I add all the talk bubbles, music, sounds, and transitions. Since … Continue reading #Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com

#Candy corn #fashiondoll show @ ChellyWood.com (free patterns for #dolls)

As my regular followers know, ChellyWood.com is a website where you can download and print free sewing patterns and watch tutorials that show how to make handmade clothes for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Once in a while someone will show their appreciation for my free patterns by leaving a comment. Sometimes they even ask if there’s anything they can do to show their … Continue reading #Candy corn #fashiondoll show @ ChellyWood.com (free patterns for #dolls)

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!

Image of tall Barbie wearing white jeans. Overlay says, "Sew pants for tall fashion dolls (includes free pattern)"

Sew Pants for #Fashonistas #TallBarbie w/free Pattern @ ChellyWood.com #TheDollEvolves

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

Image showing Ken doll in Renaissance clothing

Articulated Ken Doll Plays Mercutio in #StopMotion #Shakespeare Play @ ChellyWood.com #Theater

I chose this picture of Mercutio, because you can kind of see how silly and fun his character is in my stop-motion film of Romeo and Juliet. In the original Shakespeare play, Mercutio is a relative of the prince, but his personality is goofy, silly, and just plain fun! I’m having a blast putting him in comical scenes with Benvolio as his sidekick. I had to … Continue reading Articulated Ken Doll Plays Mercutio in #StopMotion #Shakespeare Play @ ChellyWood.com #Theater

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"

#RomeoJuliet @ ChellyWood.com won’t win any #Oscars but it’s fun for a #BarbieCollector

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 #RomeoJuliet @ ChellyWood.com won’t win any #Oscars but it’s fun for a #BarbieCollector

Image of tall Barbie wearing white jeans. Overlay says, "Sew pants for tall fashion dolls (includes free pattern)"

Sew Pants or Jeans for Tall #Barbie w/free #sewingPattern @ ChellyWood.com

Here’s the tutorial I promised you! On Monday I gave you a preview of these jeans/pants; on Tuesday I offered a free, printable pattern for sewing them; today I’m showing you exactly how to sew the jeans/pants for 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. … Continue reading Sew Pants or Jeans for Tall #Barbie w/free #sewingPattern @ ChellyWood.com

Image of Ken doll in muffin cap and Renaissance doublet

Articulated Ken Doll Plays Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet Stop-Motion Show #Dollstagram #Dolls #Barbies

I chose this picture of Mercutio, because you can kind of see how silly and fun his character is in my stop-motion film of Romeo and Juliet. In the original Shakespeare play, Mercutio is a relative of the prince, but his personality is goofy, silly, and just plain fun! I’m having a blast putting him in comical scenes with Benvolio as his sidekick. I had to … Continue reading Articulated Ken Doll Plays Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet Stop-Motion Show #Dollstagram #Dolls #Barbies

Image of Momoko doll dressed in white standing next to Ryan doll (Ken) dressed in Navy and gold Renaissance tunic.

Ryan Doll to Play #ThePrince in #RomeoAndJuliet #StopMotion Film

As you can see, this is the same pattern that I posted for Lord Montague on Tuesday, June 9th. So once again, use this pattern for the tunic, this pattern for the pants and follow the tutorials on my YouTube channel that match each pattern. I hate to post all over again, but I’m trying to highlight each member of the Romeo and Juliet cast … Continue reading Ryan Doll to Play #ThePrince in #RomeoAndJuliet #StopMotion Film