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

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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

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

Image of theater with curtains opening to the words "Romeo and Juliet Sneak Peek!"

#RomeoJuliet Update: Check out this stop-motion #Fencing scene! @ ChellyWood.com #ShakespeareSunday

I know some of you have been following my progress on Facebook and Twitter. So how’s the stop-motion filming of Romeo and Juliet coming along, you ask? My daughters and I are in the third act! That’s where Tybalt kills Mercutio, and in retaliation, Romeo kills Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt. Here’s a wee little snippet from the upcoming stop-motion film of Romeo and Juliet: Please show your … Continue reading #RomeoJuliet Update: Check out this stop-motion #Fencing scene! @ ChellyWood.com #ShakespeareSunday

Sewing pattern for making a "Romeo Jacket" for a Ken doll.

Free, Printable Sewing Pattern for #Romeo Jacket #RomeoJuliet #ShakespeareSunday

Here’s my free, printable pattern for making a Romeo costume for Ken dolls. Tomorrow I’ll post the video tutorial showing you how to piece it together. When you print my patterns, it’s always friendly and kind to like it on FB, tweet about it, and/or pin it to your Pinterest page. That way you’re helping to spread the word that these free, printable sewing patterns … Continue reading Free, Printable Sewing Pattern for #Romeo Jacket #RomeoJuliet #ShakespeareSunday

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Tutorial: How to Make Miniature Swords for Toy Dolls and Action Figures!

Today I attended my daughter’s “stage fighting” class at Theater Camp. Her teacher asked me to come and speak about fencing, as I’ve taught fencing for 20+ years. I also brought along my Barbie’s Romeo and Juliet costumes that I’ve been working on, since the costumes include miniature swords. All the kids wanted to know how I made those tiny little swords! So I put … Continue reading Tutorial: How to Make Miniature Swords for Toy Dolls and Action Figures!