11.27.2008

Snowbelle Original One-of-a-kind White Turkish Angora Folk Art Cat Doll by Max Bailey

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Snowbelle is a lovely white Turkish Angora kitty whose favorite time of year has finally arrived.



She sits by the window and waits for the magical snowflakes to begin falling from the sky.



Snowbelle loves the way the snow glistens when the moon is full and all the stars sparkle in the night sky. She loves it too when there’s a snow moon, and the snowflakes swirl softly all around her. She painted little scenes on her sled so she can remember how it feels all year long.



When the ground is white, Snowbelle will call her friend Hedda, and the two will take the sled and head for the downhill slope behind the barn. At the bottom of the hill they will lie on their backs and swish their paws in the snow to make kitty snow angels. Then they’ll roll the snow into giant balls to make kitty snowmen.



Snowbelle is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, created from my own design and pattern and is meant for display only. She is made from 100% cotton fabric which is sewn, stuffed, and completely hand painted with acrylic paints. She is 13 inches tall.



I sculpted Snowbelle’s face from paperclay, which I smoothed into her fabric head. Her pearl cotton whiskers were threaded through the paperclay before it dried.

Snowbelle’s arms are button-jointed with gold antique-looking buttons, so she can be easily posed, and her paws are needle-sculpted. Her white tail supports her very nicely, so that she can sit up all by herself on a shelf, or a table, or in a cabinet. She will also happily sit in a chair, or stand with a doll stand. (Chair and doll stand not included.)

I created Snowbelle’s pretty dress from blue cotton fabric that has a delicate pattern of snowflakes, and added white lace at the neckline. She has painted ivory bloomers that match her cute little high-button shoes with gold buttons. Her kitty legs are covered with tights that are striped in two shades of blue. They match her wooden sled.

Snowbelle is signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation.

Please click here to visit Snowbelle's web page, and please click here to visit Hedda's (the calico cat above) web page. Please click here to visit our online doll gallery to see our currently available dolls, and our already adopted dolls.

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11.11.2008

Prudence Original One-of-a-kind Boston Terrier Folk Art Dog Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

When Prudence had her first birthday, her mama told her she could pick out her very own doll.

It was not a difficult decision.

In fact, it was love at first sight. Little Alice was by far the most beautiful of all the doggie dolls.

Prudence takes Little Alice everywhere she goes, and shows her to everyone she meets.

“Isn’t she beautiful?” Prudence asks. They look at Little Alice, then at Prudence. They smile.

“She couldn’t be more beautiful,” they answer.

Prudence wears a pretty red dress that has blue flowers with yellow centers, and an ivory collar that matches her ruffled petticoats. Little Alice is dressed in bright yellow, with tiers of petticoats that show beneath her dress.

Prudence is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, and is meant for display only. No molds are ever used in my work. She and Little Alice are hand sculpted from paperclay, and entirely hand painted using acrylic paints.


Prudence is signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. She rests firmly on a turned wooden base that is stained and sealed in golden oak. She stands 6 and 3/8 inches tall.

Please click here to visit Prudence the Boston Terrier's web page. Please click here to visit our online doll gallery to see our currently available dolls, and our already adopted dolls.

Please click here to visit Wanda the tuxedo cat (pictured on the left) too!

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Dinah Original One-of-a-kind Dachshund Folk Art Dog Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Dinah is a pretty little Dachshund.

She is polite, and sweet, and thoughtful. Dinah always has a kind word and good wishes for everyone she meets.

Wherever Dinah goes, she brings a gift.

No occasion is necessary. She just likes to drop by and surprise her friends with something special she made that she thinks they might like.

What she doesn’t realize, and what her friends all know, is that Dinah herself is a gift.

Dinah wears a soft beige dress with a white collar and cuffs, and tiers of white petticoats that show beneath her dress. A soft bow of deep rose at the front matches the deep rose sash that ties in the back in a pretty bow.

Dinah is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, and she is meant for display only. No molds are ever used in my work. She and the gift she carries are hand sculpted from paperclay, and entirely hand painted using acrylic paints.

Dinah is signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. She rests firmly on a turned wooden base that is stained and sealed in golden oak.

Dinah stands 5 ¾ inches tall.

Please click here to visit Dinah Dachshund's web page. Please click here to visit our online doll gallery to see our currently available dolls, and our already adopted dolls.

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11.10.2008

Floradora Original One-of-a-kind White Persian Folk Art Cat Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

My name is Floradora, and I am a white Persian kitten.

Mama says I look just like the puffy little white clouds you see in the sky on a nice summer day.

This morning Mama told me not to get my dress dirty and not to show my petticoats.

She says it’s not at all ladylike for little girls to show their petticoats. “Floradora”, she says, “If petticoats were meant to be seen, they’d be worn over your dress instead of under it.”

But my petticoat is really pretty. It’s the color of roses, and it has a big ruffle with yellow polka dots. It’s so pretty I have to show it to you. It’s not like I’m showing somebody my bloomers!

My dress is okay too. It’s blue and has pink daisies that go all around the top in a circle, and a ruffle with a yellow border. If there was a contest though, my polka dot petticoat would win. That’s for sure!

Max Bailey sculpted me and my wonderful petticoat from paperclay, and made my cute little whiskers from stiffened cotton thread. I’m completely hand painted with acrylic paints.

I’m a one-of-a-kind work of art, and am made for display only. Max never uses molds in his work, so there’s never going to be anybody else like me.

I’m signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation.

I rest firmly on a turned wooden base that is stained and sealed in golden oak, and I’m 7 ¼ inches tall.

Please click here to visit my, Floradora's web page. Please click here to visit our online doll gallery to see our currently available dolls, and our already adopted dolls.

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11.08.2008

Kelly Original One-of-a-kind Jack Russell Terrier Folk Art Dog Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Kelly has so many admirers, she barely has time to sit down before the doorbell rings again.

One brings her a box of doggie candy. One calls to give her a brand new red ball. One brings her a bouquet of pink roses.

She graciously thanks each and every one of them.

Kelly likes the roses so much she pins one to her ruffled collar, right in front.

She sighs and goes back to watching her soap operas.

Kelly wears a pale green dress with a beautiful teal collar and cuffs edged in gold. The dress has a wide sash that ties in a big bow at the back. Tiers of white petticoats can be seen below her dress.

Kelly is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, and she is meant for display only. No molds are ever used in my work. She and her rose bouquet are hand sculpted from paperclay, and entirely hand painted using acrylic paints.

Kelly is signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. She rests firmly on a turned wooden base that is stained and sealed in golden oak.

Kelly stands 5 ¾ inches tall.

Please click here to visit Kelly the Jack Russell Terrier's web page. Please click here to visit our online doll gallery to see our currently available dolls, and our already adopted dolls. Above, from left to right, are Dinah the Dachshund, Kelly, and Charlotte the Cocker Spaniel.

Thanks for stopping by!

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New Original One-of-a-kind Westie Folk Art Dog Doll by Max Bailey

Wendy Westie, original one-of-a-kind West Highland Terrier folk art doll figurine by Max BaileyWendy is a sincere and generous West Highland White Terrier.

Wendy Westie, original one-of-a-kind West Highland Terrier folk art doll figurine by Max BaileyShe loves dog bones.

Wendy Westie, original one-of-a-kind West Highland Terrier folk art doll figurine by Max BaileyIf you give her a bone, she will put it in her pocket and save it until you give her another.

Wendy Westie, original one-of-a-kind West Highland Terrier folk art doll figurine by Max BaileyWendy worries that a friend might come along who needs a bone. There Wendy would be, munching on the last bit of her only dog bone. That would make her feel terrible!

Wendy Westie, original one-of-a-kind West Highland Terrier folk art doll figurine by Max BaileyWendy is wearing a purple dress with gold polka dots. Her lilac blue apron is trimmed in gold. It is ruffled and has a big sash tied at the back in a pretty bow.

Wendy Westie, original one-of-a-kind West Highland Terrier folk art doll figurine by Max BaileyHer ivory collar matches the petticoats that show below her dress, and you can see her cute little white tail.

Wendy Westie, original one-of-a-kind West Highland Terrier folk art doll figurine by Max BaileyWendy is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, and is meant for display only. No molds are ever used in my work. She and her bones are hand sculpted from paperclay, and entirely hand painted using acrylic paints.

Wendy Westie, original one-of-a-kind West Highland Terrier folk art doll figurine by Max BaileyWendy is signed and dated and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. She rests firmly on a turned wooden base that is stained and sealed in golden oak.

Wendy Westie, original one-of-a-kind West Highland Terrier folk art doll figurine by Max BaileyWendy stands 6 inches tall.

Wendy Westie, original one-of-a-kind West Highland Terrier folk art doll figurine by Max BaileyPlease click here to visit Wendy the Westie's web page. Please click here to visit our online doll gallery to see our currently available dolls, and our already adopted dolls. Trina the Chihuahua above center) can be found by clicking here, and Charlotte the Cocker Spaniel (above right) can be found by clicking here.

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11.04.2008

New Original One-of-a-kind Corgi Folk Art Dog Doll by Max Bailey

This is Cassie, and she’s a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

Wednesday is Cassie’s favorite day.
On Wednesdays, Cassie puts on a nice outfit, tucks her little polka dot purse under her arm, and goes to The Doggie Emporium.
There she chats with her friends, has her nails done, and shops for new outfits and delectable treats to last her through the week.
With a sigh of satisfaction, Cassie walks home with her new treasures, and begins to look forward to next Wednesday.
Cassie wears a neatly tailored blue jacket with gold trim. Her skirt has stripes of coral, pale blue, green, antique gold, and the blue of her jacket. Her coral purse has antique gold trim and blue polka dots. Below her skirt you can see the ruffles of her ivory petticoats.

Cassie is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, and is meant for display only. No molds are ever used in my work. She and her purse are hand sculpted from paperclay, and entirely hand painted using acrylic paints.
Cassie is signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. She rests firmly on a turned wooden base that is stained and sealed in golden oak.

Cassie stands 6 inches tall.

Please click here to visit Cassie the Corgi's web page. Please click here to visit our online doll gallery to see our currently available dolls, and our already adopted dolls.

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11.03.2008

Art Nouveau-inspired Floral Print Sets by Elizabeth Ruffing

I've taken my Art Nouveau, William Morris-inspired floral prints and combined a few of them in print sets. I've added these print sets to our Ruffing's website pages for each of the individual print images. You can find them by scrolling down on the web pages for any of these individual prints, or you can find them in my Etsy shop. Click on the following highlighted titles, "Lavender-blue Iris on Green" or "Cream and Purple Iris on Green", to find the above two prints, available separately or as set of two.

Or click on "Yellow and White Iris on Blue" and "Valentine" for the above two iris prints, available separately or as a set of two.

You can find "Tan and Purple Iris on Green" and "Lavender Iris on Green" above as a set of two, or available individually. These are also available with "Innocence", below, as a set of three prints.


To see more of our floral prints, please click here to visit our Scenes and Florals webpage. Thanks for visiting!

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