Examples of repairs I have done

Below are some examples of repairs I have performed for customers.  These are intended to give you an idea of the types of work I can perform.  They will also give you an idea of the extent of repairs that are possible.  I have had many people come to me with dolls that they thought we beyond hope and been presently surprised when I said the doll can easily be restored to useable condition.


Click to see restoration Steiff Ride on Wheeled Pony

The pony had been loved and played with by several generations of the family. The pony had lost his mane, tail and ears. There were remnants of the saddle and just a few parts of the tack. There were large holes in the mohair and the head had come loose from the steel frame inside the body.  The owners were thrilled beyond knowing to see their little pony restored. They were pleased that they could display it with pride and pass it on the future generations of the family.

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Click to see restoration Steiff Camel

This a Steiff camel on wheels.  It was made in 1911-1916. I made extensive repairs to the felt body.

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Click to see restoration Lenci Doll Dress

The dress was on an original 1930's era Lenci Doll was faded and dirty. It was beyond repair.  To make the doll more displayable I made a replacement for the original dress from felt

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Click to details of repair Shirley Temple Doll Repair

As you can see Shirley Temple is definitely in need of some rejuvenation.  The doll was in surprisingly good shape.  The dress was very dirty and the hair needed cleaning and setting. I cleaned the dress, set the hair and added a few ribbons and bows. 

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Composition Baby Dimples

This is a composition Baby Dimples I worked on.  The head hands and feet had a lot of damage.  The hands and feet had missing toes and fingers.  A portion of the head damage can be seen in the animation to the left.

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