|ZIGGY by Elizabeth Ruffing|
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It’s bedtime for Ziggy.
|He’s wearing his yellow
and he’s supposed to be sound asleep. But his bright little eyes are
and he’s ready for another adventure.|
When Ziggy’s mother comes into the
room, she sees only the white tip of his tail and one yellow foot sticking out
from under the bed.
|“What are you doing, Ziggy?” she
asks, rolling her eyes.|
“I’m taking my car for a ride
through the tunnel,” answers Ziggy, in muffled tones.
|When at last Ziggy has curled up
in his bed, he is already making plans for the next day.|
“I bet I could take my car for a
ride under a waterfall,” he thinks, as he drifts off to sleep.
Ziggy is an original one-of-a-kind
work of art, created from my own design and pattern. He is made from 100%
cotton fabric which is sewn, stuffed, and completely hand painted with acrylic
paints. I sculpted Ziggy’s face from
paperclay, which I smoothed into his fabric head. His whiskers are made of painted cotton thread. They were threaded through the paperclay before it dried. No
molds were used to create Ziggy.
|Ziggy’s curly white-tipped tail
supports him very well, so he can sit all by himself on a shelf or a table, or
in a cabinet. His arms and legs are
button-jointed with decorative metal buttons.|
|Ziggy’s pastel yellow onesie
pajamas are painted on, as are his periwinkle blue collar, cuffs, and buttons. His
kitty feet are needle sculpted to give definition to his little kitty toes. He
is approximately 5 3/4 inches tall when sitting and about 8 1/4 inches long
when stretched out.|
|Ziggy’s car is made of wood. I painted it pistachio green, with a purple
interior. It’s about 3 1/2 inches long and about 1 3/4 inches wide.|
|Ziggy is signed and dated. Ziggy
and his special car are sealed with matte varnish for protection and
preservation. They are meant for display only.|
Ziggy comes with a hang tag, a certificate of authenticity, and a copy of his story.
hours of careful attention went into the making Ziggy. 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. |
available for $300.00, 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 email@example.com|
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