Doll Restoration: Susan Strollers Doll

One of our readers, Madeline, recently rescued an antique Susan Strollers doll. She sent us the before photos (click here to see the before pictures of Susan Stroller) and now that the doll has had some TLC from Madeline and her Dad she looks so much better!

Madeline and her Dad did a great job and now this antique doll will have many more years of love coming her way! For more resources on restoring and identifying dolls, check out:

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  1. sallie says:

    She is so darn cute! At first I thought she was kinda scary but now I think she is a total cutie! Thanks Madeline!

  2. priscilla says:

    great job on restoring her!!! she looks so cute now!!

  3. sallie says:

    She looks a lot better than when you first found her!

  4. sallie says:

    Hi Pricilla!
    She is soooo cute!

  5. priscilla says:

    oh wow sallie i did’nt even see your comment b4 u typed so quick!! lol ur right she does look a lot better now!

  6. sallie says:

    Some old dolls are a little scary, I guess, but she fixed her up great! Great
    job Madeline! 😆

  7. sallie says:

    I was like super exited I’ve never been first! Lena or Sarah are always there! grrr……,. 👿

  8. priscilla says:

    i have to go do my chores now, sorry!! bye!

  9. sallie says:

    I don’t think anyone should sell a dolly on eBay unless they are like a hundred years old b/c ppl will get super mad at u if u take it down.

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  11. Lena says:

    Haha, I’m usually first because I’m homeschooled and have nothing better to do than hang out here all day (not sure if this is good or bad, lol)

    Good job Madeline! She’s very cute now, and she looks good in Addy’s clothes too!

  12. Madeline says:

    Thank you, but you guys don’t even know that she is NOT DONE! She needs hair!!! Really! Her body has cracks all over it, and her eyes wobble everywhere! Like when you pick the dolly up, her eyes will just stay closed. You’ve got to knock her head. Aww, my dad might have to cut her head in half and glue it back together! But hair will cover it, hopefully. Maybe since Char posted lots of my pictures already, I might just send 2 or 3 pictures when she is TRULY finished. And her full name is Maggie Susan Stroller.

  13. Lena says:

    I love that name! That’s the name of my old My Disney Girl doll.

    And I noticed the lack of a wig and some of the cracks on her arms and legs. If she is made of vinyl, then it can be heated and her eyes can be removed that way. Search youtube “how to eye swap”, it may save her head.

  14. Ava says:

    Great job fixing her, Madeline!

  15. Selena says:


    haha sorry, as I said before, I was in Chicago for the weekend (NOT trying to brag), and I got Beckie’s Hanukkah dress!!!!!!!! It’s so pretty, but I can’t tie the bow quite right, lol. The shoes are interesting….

    I couldn’t believe how different the new Chicago store is from the old one!! AH-mazing. (tee-hee!)

    and I know it’s extremely late (er.. early…)
    but BOUNA NOTTE!! :mrgreen:

  16. Sara says:

    Awesome job!!

  17. Jessica says:

    Wow! She looks very cute. Great job, Madeline! :)

  18. Leanna says:

    Great job,Madeline.Are you the Madeline on americangirlwordpress or something?If you are, you should post it there.It would be cool to see it here
    and on americangirlwordpress.

  19. sallie says:

    i’m here anybody? on? am i lost?