Ida, Original One-of-a-kind Gray-and-white Cat Art Doll by Max BaileyIda is a grey and white cat with yellow-green eyes and a pretty pink nose. She prides herself on being organized.

Ida, Original One-of-a-kind Gray-and-white Cat Art Doll by Max BaileyIda’s kitchen is as neat and clean as a kitchen could be. Her little cans of food are alphabetized by flavor and sit neatly in her cupboard. Her bowls are stacked according to size and color.

Ida, Original One-of-a-kind Gray-and-white Cat Art Doll by Max BaileyIda’s pinafores are all starched and pressed and arranged in the closet by color. Her shoes are clean and polished, and lined up under the pinafores with which she wears them.

Ida, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese and Gray-and-white Cat Art Dolls by Max BaileyIda holds choir practice at her house every Thursday evening. (She sings high soprano.) All choir members must bring their best voices and remove their shoes at the door. Ida is quite sure this practice of being barefoot will not only keep her floor clean, but will improve the tone of their voices.

Ida, Original One-of-a-kind Black and Gray-and-white Cat Art Dolls by Max BaileyIt appears that this is the case, as on Thursday nights, everyone in the town steps out onto their front porches to listen to the choir rehearsing. To date, there have been no complaints.

Ida, Original One-of-a-kind Gray-and-white Cat Art Doll by Max BaileyIda looks very nice today in her crisp white pinafore sprinkled with a pattern of blue roses and pale green leaves. With it she’s chosen to wear her white high-button shoes with scalloped tops and gold buttons. Her blue blouse has white bands around the collar and cuffs, edged in darker blue scalloped braid.

Ida, Original One-of-a-kind Gray-and-white Cat Art Doll by Max BaileyIda wears white pantaloons with pale blue polka dots, from which her grey kitty tail emerges. She’s as pretty as a summer day.

Ida, Original One-of-a-kind Gray-and-white Cat Art Doll by Max BaileyIda is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, created from my own design and pattern. She is made from 100% cotton fabric which has been sewn, stuffed, and completely hand painted with acrylic paints. Her whiskers are made from stiffened cotton thread.

Ida, Original One-of-a-kind Gray-and-white Cat Art Doll by Max BaileyIda’s paws are needle-sculpted, and her arms are button-jointed so that she can pose. Her face was sculpted from paperclay smoothed into her fabric head.

Ida, Original One-of-a-kind Gray-and-white Cat Art Doll by Max BaileyIda’s curled tail enables her to sit by herself on a shelf or a table, or in a cabinet. She can also sit on a chair, or stand with a doll stand. (Chair and doll stand not included.) Ida is meant for display only.

Ida, Original One-of-a-kind Gray-and-white Cat Art Doll by Max BaileyIda is signed and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. She is 8 and 1/2 inches tall.

Ida, Original One-of-a-kind Gray-and-white Cat Art Doll by Max BaileyIda is available for $300.00, plus shipping. Please inquire to ruffings@ruffings.com or find her in our Ruffing’s Etsy shop by clicking here.

Ida, Original One-of-a-kind Gray-and-white Cat Art Doll by Max BaileyIda’s cat friends are Cleo the Siamese cat, and Lucinda the black cat.