I encountered the rare Ideal Playtex Dryper baby doll from 1959 in my doll hospital recently. Because of the doll's unusual construction I decided to write a repair tutorial for others who might come across this doll. At about $100 unrestored, the doll's value merits repair!
I've been writing free doll repair tutorials for years and I wonder if there's a way I could actually get paid for them. Please let me know, would you be interested in signing up for a monthly program called Mandaline University? My idea is to write a monthly lesson and send that along with all the supplies needed for individual repairs. By the end of the course you would have restored your own dolls step-by-step and gained enough knowledge to open your own doll hospital or to fix dolls and re-sell them if that's something that interests you. I thought I would also have a private Facebook group for subscribers where we could all bounce ideas off one another and you would have greater access to ask me questions. Please fill out the contact form to let me know if this is a viable idea or to request an estimate for doll repair.
My name is Amanda, but my childhood nickname was "Mandaline". I am a mother of three turning my passion for creating into a full-time business.