About Us

Dollmenders has been providing professional doll restoration services since 1994. Hundreds of satisfied customers have entrusted us with the task of repairing their treasured dolls.


Our expertise includes repair and restoration of  broken antique bisque and china, cracked and crazed composition, worn plastic and vinyl dolls, wooden dolls and antique and vintage papier-mâché.  Our repairs are professionally airbrushed upon completion, and we repaint facial features by hand. The following is a more expanded list of the services we offer;


*Restringing of antique ball-jointed dolls, all-bisque dolls, pegged dolls, celluloid dolls, vinyl and plastic dolls

*Reattachment or replacement of vinyl or hard plastic limbs 

*Smoke damage

*Broken or cracked bisque, china, papier-mache and composition repair

*Modern doll makeover

*Rebuilding fingers and toes on most dolls

*Eye repair including sleep, flirty, lever, container eyes, antique to modern

*Eyelash replacement

*Wig repair, restyling or replacement

*American Girl doll restringing, re-stuffing and some eye repairs

 *Antique leather body repairs



Qualifications- Affiliations


·Past Vice-President, Doll Doctor’s Association (DDA)

·Founder and Past President of the DDA Illinois Chapter

·Past President Midwestern Doll Club

·Certification from Lifetime Career Schools in doll repair