How to Repair “Sticky” Eye and Retracted Lashes for American Girl Dolls

Repairing “sticky” eye and and retracted lashes is easy to do with items you most likely have around the house. Sticky eye is when the doll’s eye does not open and shut properly. In the left image above, the doll is sitting up and her eye on the left side is still closed while the…

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How to Re-curl American Girl Doll Hair

Curly haired dolls are especially cute; however, the curls do tend to frizz easily. After about a year and a half now of styling my Courtney doll’s hair on occasion, her hair is looking frumpy. Re-curling the hair takes a little time, about an hour to two hours depending on how precise you want to…

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How to Remove Shine Marks and Scuffs from American Girl Dolls

Shine marks are inevitable. They occur when the doll takes a hard fall and leaves behind a little mark that shines in the light. You may also have purchased a doll online secondhand that has shine marks and scuffs that were not noticeable in the listing photos. What you will need: Micro-Mesh Sanding pads (1500,…

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Tightening Limbs

Sooner or later, whether you intend to or not, if you purchase dolls second hand, you will end up with a doll that needs her limbs tightened. I purchased an Elizabeth doll in an Ebay auction that was listed as new and still in her box. When I took her out of the box however,…

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Kirsten Doll Restoration

How to restore your American Girl doll. I decided to give this whole doll restoration thing a go. It was actually really fun and not difficult at all. I am on the lookout now for more dolls to fix up. You can restore your old doll too! I found this lovely Kirsten doll on Ebay.…

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