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« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2007 01:38:03 PM »

Everyone's stuff is so cute!  I am amazed by those stamps- is each doll individually colored afterwards?  (and koi, those necklaces are soo precious...)

Too bad I went looking in all the antique stores near where I live, and no one had any nesting dolls before the swap, but this past Saturday I went into one store and not only did they have a set for $6, they had another set for $18 that were Leaders of the Soviet Union nesting dolls!  Ah well...
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« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2007 05:41:58 PM »

"Leaders of the Soviet Union nesting dolls" sound super cool. Wish we got stuff like that in stores around here. *sigh*
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« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2007 06:26:39 AM »

haha yeah i saw a babushka st of russian leaders from a tiny little lenin to a rather large putin at my local babushka shop.  they should have made an even tinier tsar nicholas!!

they also had ones of the american presidents and various different animals, but my favourite was the beatles babushkas (with a mini ringo starr in the middle)!!!
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« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2007 06:48:59 AM »

I actually own a set of the Leaders of the Soviet Union dolls.  Only, since I got them in 1991, they only go from little Lenin to the large Gorbachev.  They're fairly hilarious.
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« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2007 08:21:30 AM »

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I am amazed by those stamps- is each doll individually colored afterwards?

SuzukiBeane33, I printed the Matriosky on various papers, some which were patterned already, so there was layering of patterns. I then cut up and layered the paper so they each got a red babushka (head scarf) and whitish face.

I want a set of the Leaders of the Soviet Union dolls too! How delightfully kitsch.  Grin
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« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2007 08:47:10 AM »

Now I'm feeling self conscious again about what I sent! 
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« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2007 05:09:28 PM »

I'm such a jerk for not posting this earlier, but you guys have GOT to check out the second half of what minouette sent me - its stunning.





Dolls to match the beautiful cards. Which are too beautiful for me to send, so I put them up in my room Cheesy Thanks minouette!
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« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2007 10:01:43 AM »

Oh, so cute! I love the little pocket idea for stacking the dolls.

Great work!!
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« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2007 09:47:29 AM »

Thanks a_hear_apart... so glad you like them.  Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2007 12:34:18 PM »

Hi all swap participants!
Everybody has recieved now, and feedback has been left. There are still some pictures to be posted which I'm really looking forward to see.

Anyway, I just want to thank all of you for participating in and making this swap so great!
Thanks!

/Natalie
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