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FIONA by Elizabeth Ruffing
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Fiona Original Calico Kitten Folk Art Cat Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing

This is Fiona. Fiona has a lovely, well-mannered family.

Fiona and Ziggy Original Kitten Folk Art Kitten Dolls by Elizabeth Ruffing, Hedda by Max Bailey
Well, almost. Sometimes, she and her little brother, Ziggy, get a little wild on their bicycles.

Fiona and Ziggy Original Kitten Folk Art Cat Dolls by Elizabeth Ruffing

Sometimes Mama yells and waves her paws in the air. It's funny when she does that.

Fiona and Ziggy Original Kitten Folk Art Cat Dolls by Elizabeth Ruffing, Hedda by Max Bailey

Sometimes Fiona and Ziggy play Pat-a-cake. 

Fiona and Ziggy Original Kitten Folk Art Cat Dolls by Elizabeth Ruffing
Or they play with Ziggy's car, on the handmade quilt Mama made just for Fiona. It has a hand-embroidered blue butterfly in the center. Fiona and Ziggy pretend it's real and try to pounce on it.
Fiona and Ziggy Original Kitten Folk Art Cat Dolls by Elizabeth Ruffing
Handmade Doll Quilt by Elizabeth Ruffing
Handmade Hand-embroidered Doll Quilt by Elizabeth Ruffing

When Fiona gets tired, she loves to take a nap under her quilt.

Fiona Original Calico Kitten Folk Art Cat Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing
Mama hand stitched her quilt from pieces of cotton fabric she had from the dress she made for Fiona. It has a pretty blue ribbon at the waist. Fiona tries to keep it clean and neat, like Mama says. 
Original Doll Dress by Elizabeth Ruffing

Fiona like to pretend she is a kitty model while she wears it. She imagines she is on the catwalk and everyone is taking her picture. 

Fiona Original Calico Kitten Folk Art Cat Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing
Fiona Original Calico Kitten Folk Art Cat Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing
Fiona Original Calico Kitten Folk Art Cat Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing
Fiona Original Calico Kitten Folk Art Cat Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing
Fiona Original Calico Kitten Folk Art Cat Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing

Sometimes she even pretends she is a kitty underwear model, but only in her room with the door shut!

Fiona Original Calico Kitten Folk Art Cat Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing
Then she usually takes another nap.
Fiona Original Calico Kitten Folk Art Cat Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing
Once she's rested, it's time for another bike ride with Ziggy!
Fiona and Ziggy Original Kitten Folk Art Cat Dolls by Elizabeth Ruffing

Fiona and Ziggy Original Kitten Folk Art Cat Dolls by Elizabeth Ruffing, Hedda by Max Bailey

Fiona and Ziggy Original Kitten Folk Art Cat Dolls by Elizabeth Ruffing, Hedda by Max Bailey

Fiona is approximately 10 inches tall when standing and approximately 6 1/4 inches tall when sitting. Her curled tail helps her to sit up. She is made from 100% cotton fabric which is painted with acrylic paint. Her face is sculpted from paperclay with painted thread whiskers that were inserted before the clay dried. She is from my own original pattern and was handsewn and handsculpted by me, Elizabeth Ruffing. No molds were used. She is a completely original and one-of-a-kind art doll. Fiona is signed and dated, and She is sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. She is meant for display only.
Fiona Original Calico Kitten Folk Art Cat Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing
Fiona comes with her handmade doll quilt and her lovely original dress. They are also made from my own design and patterns, as is the hand embroidered butterfly in the center of Fiona's quilt. The quilt measures inches square and it painstakingly quilted with little hand stitches. It is made from 100% cotton materials. (Bicycles, doll stands, and other dolls shown are not included. Little brother Ziggy can be found here and Mama Hedda can be found here.)
Fiona also comes with a hang tag, a certificate of authenticity, and a copy of her story.
Fiona and Ziggy Original  Kitten Folk Art Cat Dolls by Elizabeth Ruffing, Hedda by Max Bailey
Many many hours of careful attention went into the making of Fiona and her doll quilt.  I have been instructed in sculpting by the very talented Max Bailey, my studiomate, who is known for his fine craftsmanship and artistry in creating his amazing and unique animal dolls. I am very thankful to Max for sharing his expertise with me. I hope my dolls will help spread as much good cheer as his do. 
Fiona Original Calico Kitten Folk Art Cat Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing
Fiona and her doll quilt are available for $425.oo, with free Priority Mail, insured, shipping within the United States. Priority Mail International, insured, is available for $20 to Europe and Australia, and for $10 to Canada and Mexico. Please inquire to ruffings@ruffings.com
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