Guest Post: smoothing pony hair (nylon) in general by Tiffy

Cross posted from https://imreadydollparts.tumblr.com/ I’ll try to get this all together in one go…. How to get from: To: Most important is that your flat iron has multiple heat settings. That is 100% my secret. I lucked into the right flat iron about 15 years ago. If it’s just on-off it’s most likely too hot.… Continue reading Guest Post: smoothing pony hair (nylon) in general by Tiffy

Removing the hair from a vintage doll who’s hair has felted/melted together and rerooting a swiss cheese head safely

Cover the faces with tissues when ever you’re working with them as friction from your hands could damage the vintage paint Alternate between tough nail scissors and thinner sharper blades to pracically shave the hair as close to the head as possible: any plugs melted together will rip open a hole so slice between partings… Continue reading Removing the hair from a vintage doll who’s hair has felted/melted together and rerooting a swiss cheese head safely

Tutorial for quickly making a generic doll into a custom to gift, donate or resell.

Especially useful around the holidays. You’ll need hair (from a donor doll, from a hair extension, seperated sewing thread or about a ¼ of a hank of doll hair), a reroot tool (a needle with the eye cut into a fork inserted into a pin vise or a piece of wood) tiny scissors a chopstick,… Continue reading Tutorial for quickly making a generic doll into a custom to gift, donate or resell.

Glue removal for Monster high or other Mattel dolls with glue in their heads using talc

This works with both the white and yellow glues but it does have to be disintegrating and therefore sticky. This won’t work if the talc can’t stick to the glue. Put on some clothes that you don’t mind getting covered in talc and use a face mask if you have asthma. Put your thumb over… Continue reading Glue removal for Monster high or other Mattel dolls with glue in their heads using talc

How to fix up your doll (general information)

Ink stains, stains from shoes Use cotton buds/qtips and alcohol (perfume, aftershave, rubbing alcohol) to remove these Nail varnish stains, factory paint errors Use cotton buds/qtips and nail varnish remover but BE VERY CAREFUL! Acetone can remove your dolls face paint! Deep skin stains (from clothes, permanent ink or contact with other dolls) Apply acne… Continue reading How to fix up your doll (general information)