Where did the matryoshka come from?
Many consider this wooden toy, which is at the same time a subject, and sometimes a piece of folk art, exclusively Russian. Among those who were interested in the history…

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The story of one doll. How to find her for mom?
I want to tell you an amazing story about an old doll, which by chance has become our family heirloom. Photo: Julia Sun, personal archive So, one of the cozy…

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When did Barbie dolls have friends and family? Ken, Midge, Teresa and others
As befits any lady, sooner or later Barbie had to get a family. What happened - in 1961, the platinum blonde appeared plastic "boyfriend" Ken, named after the younger son…

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Bychkova porcelain

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How to extend the life of an old doll?

Surely in your house there are old, but favorite toys that you feel sorry for throwing away – teddy bears, dolls, various plastic toys and much more. Today I want to tell you how to give old, once beloved plastic and vinyl dolls a new life. So let’s start in order.
The first thing you have to do is bathe all the dolls in warm running water using liquid soap or shampoo. Rinse out the hair especially thoroughly. Continue reading

From the life of dolls. What is OOAK?

Translated from English OOAK (One Of A Kind) – means “one of a kind.” But do not think that this concept refers to rare collection dolls, which are produced in one copy. First of all, the PLA is an art. The art of creating a new image for the doll. This new image is created for familiar dolls. In Russia, the most popular doll for OOAK of transfiguration is the Barbie doll, in the USA and Europe – the Tonner doll. Continue reading

“Life in miniature.” What do you know about this?

It is not known when the term “life in miniature” appeared and who invented it, but perhaps you will not give a more precise name to the passion for dolls, doll houses and everything connected with it. I already wrote about how adults play dolls. Now I want to talk about this in more detail. Fans of “life in miniature” are divided into two categories. Continue reading

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Who is Jen Macklin and what is she famous for?
Jen was born in New Zealand in the middle of the last century in a very creative family. Her grandmother was a sculptor, and her mother was an artist -…

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Who is Barbara Millicent Roberts?
This person has become one of the symbols of the 20th century. She is beautiful, has a chic wardrobe, which can be the envy of the most demanding socialite. She…

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The story of one doll. How to find her for mom?
I want to tell you an amazing story about an old doll, which by chance has become our family heirloom. Photo: Julia Sun, personal archive So, one of the cozy…

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How to make a Slavic ritual-puppet doll? The easiest way
All techniques of making folk doll ceremonies are simple and do not require much effort. But, probably, there is nothing easier, than to make a Kukadka doll. Let's try? You…

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