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« Reply #110 on: January 27, 2007 10:37:27 AM »

If you are in the US, at the grocery store, look with the BBQ stuff...sauce & charcoal. That's where they keep them where I live.

Thanks, amaryllisroze! I just checked there in my regular grocery store and they didn't have the small boxes. But at least I know where to check in all of the other grocery stores!
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« Reply #111 on: January 27, 2007 12:11:57 PM »

I got some matchboxes in the housewares department at the  dollar store-they're a bit smaller than the measurements Kat gave but its really amazing how much tiny stuff you can get in there.
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« Reply #112 on: January 27, 2007 01:08:47 PM »

It doesn't seem like much room, does it?  But you can stuff and stuff and stuff and stuff.

I got my matchboxes at the grocery store in the "hardware" section -- where all the nuts and bolts and twine and lightbulbs and things like that are.
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« Reply #113 on: January 27, 2007 01:10:07 PM »

Thanks for posting the pic! Now, I'm revising my thinking about what to put in the box...I like how you went with a theme...

The swap I did was themed -- it was a "festive" swap -- we were supposed to go with some sort of winter holiday theme.  Themes are fun, but I don't think it's required.
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« Reply #114 on: January 27, 2007 01:25:52 PM »

I'd be interested
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« Reply #115 on: January 27, 2007 07:27:40 PM »

Bought my matchboxes tonight! I'm going to get them stuffed now and make a few changes depending on my partners' preferences so that IF I go and have a baby, DH can drop them in the mail for me.

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« Reply #116 on: January 28, 2007 10:27:53 AM »

There is a company called Martha's Miniatures out of Illinois that have the best and cutest little pewter items that can be painted.  They're actually to 1/12 scale (most dollhouses scale) and they are very realistic.  They have little artist tubes, boots, fruits...you name it.  I can't find their website but I KNOW I have an order catalog somewhere.  I'll keep looking to see if they have a site address or something.  I think this would just be perfect for everyone but wish me luck finding ANY info on them.  I remember trying this before.  I remember like 7 years ago the artist tube costing in the $1.50 range unpainted so I'm not sure about the prices.  I'll let you know if I find anything.  If someone else does find something  PLEASE let us know.   Cheesy
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« Reply #117 on: January 28, 2007 10:35:33 AM »

Doll house type stuff would be perfect for this, especially for people who make earrings a lot!
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« Reply #118 on: January 28, 2007 09:54:05 PM »

I was picturing a bigger matchbox that holds hundreds, not the itty bitty ones. So we're talking the tiny ones. I see...

That's what I thought too, those big awesome matchboxes.
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« Reply #119 on: January 29, 2007 06:01:14 AM »

That's what I thought too, those big awesome matchboxes.

For the supply swap, there would be no challenge in a big matchbox!  The fun of this is to see how much you can get into an itty bitty teeny weeny matchbox!
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