12.15.2009

Ruffing's on eBay

We've been putting up an assortment of original art doll and figurine auctions for the holiday season, on eBay. Please click here to visit Ruffing's on eBay.

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7.02.2009

Tabitha the Tabby Kitten, New Original Folk Art Cat Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Tabitha is a tabby and white kitten with bright yellow eyes and a sweet disposition.

Her favorite toy is a soft green ball, made especially for her. She always knows where it is, whether it has rolled under the bed, or behind the door, or under the stove.

It is filled with catnip. She delights in sneaking up on it, pouncing on it, and rolling around with it for hours.

Today she is wearing her best pink dress with little mauve flowers that encircle the skirt, and a matching mauve bow at the neckline. A big mauve sash ties in another bow at the back. Tabitha’s ivory petticoats show beneath the hemline of her dress. They match her big ivory collar. At the back you can see her striped kitty tail.

“Don’t muss up your pretty dress,” her mother cautions her.

And so Tabitha stands very still, holding her catnip ball, and wondering what in the world to do with herself until she can change back into her play clothes.

Tabitha 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 ball are hand sculpted from paperclay, and entirely hand painted using acrylic paints. Her whiskers are made from stiffened cotton thread.

Tabitha 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.

Tabitha is an itty bitty kitty. She stands only 4 ½ inches tall.

Please click here to visit Tabitha's web page.

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6.30.2009

Claudia the Maine Coon Kitten, New Original Folk Art Cat Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

This is Claudia the Maine Coon kitten.

Her favorite doll is a tuxedo cat doll named Herman. He was especially made just for her by her favorite aunt.

Claudia talks to Herman in a soft little chirping voice. She tells him all her secrets and shares with him all her kitty dreams.

Wherever Claudia goes, Herman goes too.

Today Claudia is wearing her dark rose dress with pale pink polka dots. Her pinafore is pale pink and has a dark pink flower and green leaves on the bib. It’s tied in the back with a big bow.

Claudia’s ivory petticoats can be seen below the hemline of her pretty dress.

Claudia is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, and she is made for display only. No molds are ever used in my work. She and her cat doll are hand sculpted from paperclay, and entirely hand painted using acrylic paints. Her whiskers are made from stiffened cotton thread.

Claudia 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.

Claudia is an itty bitty kitty. She stands only 4 ½ inches tall.

Please click here to visit Claudia's web page.

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5.15.2009

Crocus the Siamese Kitten, Original Folk Art Cat Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Crocus is a sweet little Siamese kitten. She was born in the spring at the same time the first crocus bloomed.

Crocus is very earnest, and quite serious. She cannot comprehend how a bowl, which is always supposed to have food in it, can possibly not have food in it.

“This has to be a mistake,” she will say, as she looks at the empty bowl in shock and disbelief.

“This can’t be right,” she will sigh, as she paces back and forth in the kitchen.

“This is a HUGE oversight,” she will cry, her voice getting louder and louder.

“How could this happen?” she will howl in dismay, and, sure enough, someone will put her food in the bowl, and listen to her quietly purring.

Crocus has extraordinary blue eyes that look out from her dark little face. Her pale pink dress is covered with tiny blue flowers, and has a big ruffled collar edged in blue, with blue cuffs. Her blue sash is tied in a big bow at the back, where you can see her dark little tail. Ivory petticoats show below her hemline. She carries a very empty rose and white bowl.

Crocus 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 bowl are hand sculpted from paperclay, and entirely hand painted using acrylic paints. Her whiskers are made from stiffened cotton thread.

Crocus 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.

Crocus is an itty bitty kitty. She stands only 4 ½ inches tall.

Please click here to visit Crocus the Siamese on her own web page.

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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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