This week’s Spotlight Sites all caught my eye for a common reason!  Each one of the spotlight sites has shared before and after photos of dolls they have rescued and given new life to. These transformations are amazing and inspire me to go looking for a previously loved doll on eBay or my local thrift store.


1. Britlyn Madison Doll Clothes

Felicity doll rescue before and after

Britlyn-Madison Doll Clothes rescued this Felicity doll, gave her a new wig and new paint and renamed her Willow.  She was purchased on eBay for $45 but now she is priceless! What a cutie!


2. Dynamite Threads

My Twinn doll restoration

Erin at Dynamite Threads rescued this vintage My Twinn doll from eBay and fixed her up nicely. Erin notes that while Caitie was a total mess when she first got her, the actual fixes were quite easy. I think she looks great! Read to the bottom of  Erin’s post if you want to learn a little more about the history of My Twinn dolls, too.


3. Dolls Behaving Badly

Rapunzel repaint

Charlie from Dolls Behaving badly has fallen for Rapunzel in a very hard way! I learned about Charlies’s new obsession with Rapunzel during a recent Twitter #dollchat and am beginning to see why she loves this latest Disney Princess so much. Charlie has a Tonner Rapunzel (the smaller doll in the left hand photo) but wanted a friend for her. She bought a brand new Rapunzel from Jakks Pacific but was horrified at the dolls bubble gum pink lips and garish coloring. Charlie’s solution – REPAINT. I think Rapunzel looks a lot friendlier in her after photo.

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Have you ever rescued or customized a doll before? I’d love to see any other before and after’s you might have or ones that you think were amazing.