Before and After

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1950’s to present day dolls

I receive many many dolls that are truly loved by children today. Its usually eyes that no longer sleep or have lost their lashes. Crayon marks and missing hair. Limbs hanging off. Every owner, aged 7 yrs to 87 years, are unashamedly devoted to their dolls. The dolls hospitals of[…]

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Repair and reset dolls eyes.

I needed to completely repair and reset eyes for this delightful Armand Marseille ‘My Dream Baby’. The eyes had been completely broken when they had fallen out in the mail. They were replaced with original antique glass eyes, which were sourced especially for her. The rocker, which operates the sleep mechanism, was remade and eyes reset in the head. Finally this adorable little baby was restrung.

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Adorable French SFBJ 60 doll (1910)

Stringing, Setting Eyes and eye lashes, Repairing Sleep eyes, Restoring bodies: Composition, paper mache, cloth, leather,
Dressing your doll in customised or antique sourced costume.

Restoring broken heads

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American Mama Doll (1940)

This young man came to the hospital in need of new irises and lashes, a complete head and body restoration, including stripping down and respray. The body was beyond any alternative repair.

This beautiful German baby doll arrived with one eaten leg, missing fingers and no eyes. Her fingers were built and remodelled, legs replaced, eyes reset, body restrung, complete cleaning and temporary wig added.

Limbs, fingers and eyes

This beautiful German baby doll arrived with one eaten leg, missing fingers and no eyes. Her fingers were built and remodelled, legs replaced, eyes reset, body restrung, complete cleaning and temporary wig added.  

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Complete restoration of a German Armand Marseille ‘My Dream Baby’ head

This baby had suffered from an earlier repair. Possibly by a loving parent. The earlier repair was removed, the head put back together, repainted and eyes reset.