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Sneak Peek…New Max Bailey Prints!

This is just a bit of what is on its way! We are introducing a new line of Max Bailey prints!

They are a standard size 8.5 x 11 inches and can also fit a standard 8 x 10 inch mat and frame set (not included).

Above is “Proud Mom”, a Victorian-style rabbit mother with her overflowing carriage full of baby bunnies.

This is “Shopping Bears”, showing two very excited teddy bear girls on their way home from a big shopping trip.

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Lily and Caroline, Original One-of-a-kind White Cat and Tuxedo Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Lily and Caroline, Original One-of-a-kind White Cat and Tuxedo Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey Lily is a lovely white cat. She gazes intensely up at you with honest blue eyes.

Lily and Caroline, Original One-of-a-kind White Cat and Tuxedo Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyHer sweet little face is very serious. If it weren’t for Caroline, her tuxedo cat doll, Lily would be very serious all of the time, but Caroline’s funny little grin brings a smile to Lily’s heart.

Lily and Caroline, Original One-of-a-kind White Cat and Tuxedo Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyLily’s dress is country blue with an orchid pink neckband, cuffs, and sash that is tied in a big bow at the back.

Lily and Caroline, Original One-of-a-kind White Cat and Tuxedo Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyThe top of her dress and her sleeves have little pale blue flowers with yellow centers, and her kitty tail emerges from the ruffled white petticoats that can be seen from below.

Lily and Caroline, Original One-of-a-kind White Cat and Tuxedo Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyCaroline wears a red summer dress with white polka dots.

Lily and Caroline, Original One-of-a-kind White Cat and Tuxedo Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyShe has yellow eyes, a pink nose, and of course, that contagious grin.

Lily and Caroline, Original One-of-a-kind White Cat and Tuxedo Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyLily rests firmly upon a turned wooden stand that is stained and sealed in golden oak. She is 6 inches tall.

Lily and Caroline, Original One-of-a-kind White Cat and Tuxedo Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyI sculpted Lily from paperclay, giving special attention to the texture of her fur and the three-dimensional details of her doll, her paws, and her fancy sash. Lily’s whiskers are made from stiffened cotton, threaded through the paperclay before it dried. Lily and Caroline are completely hand painted using acrylic paints. No molds are ever used in my work.

Lily and Caroline, Original One-of-a-kind White Cat and Tuxedo Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey“Lily and Caroline” is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, meant for display only. It is signed and dated and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation.

Lily and Caroline, Original One-of-a-kind White Cat and Tuxedo Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyUpdate: Lily and Caroline have been adopted. Thank you!

Lily and Caroline, Original One-of-a-kind White Cat and Tuxedo Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

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Crabby Alice and Ruthie, Original One-of-a-kind Blue Persian Folk Art Cat Doll and Turtle by Max Bailey

Crabby Alice and Ruthie, Original One-of-a-kind Blue Persian Folk Art Cat Doll and Turtle by Max BaileyCrabby Alice is a very sweet-tempered Blue Persian cat.

Crabby Alice and Ruthie, Original One-of-a-kind Blue Persian Folk Art Cat Doll and Turtle by Max BaileyShe isn’t really crabby at all, but she likes to look that way. It makes people say “Oh, poor kitty. Are you having a bad day?” Then she gets extra pats on the head, tickles under the chin, and sometimes special treats. She likes that a lot.

Crabby Alice and Ruthie, Original One-of-a-kind Blue Persian Folk Art Cat Doll and Turtle by Max BaileyShe shares the treats with her friend Ruthie the turtle, and they giggle together as they eat them, making funny little muffled noises. When the treats are gone, they think up ways Alice might arrange her face to look even a little crabbier.

Crabby Alice and Ruthie, Original One-of-a-kind Blue Persian Folk Art Cat Doll and Turtle by Max BaileyCrabby Alice wears a pretty red and white polka dot pinafore, with a ruffled bib and straps that crisscross in the back. Her blouse is a soft lilac blue with ivory collar and cuffs, painted on like her striped gold, blue, and red tights and laced up old fashioned shoes.

Crabby Alice and Ruthie, Original One-of-a-kind Blue Persian Folk Art Cat Doll and Turtle by Max BaileyShe’s an original one-of-a-kind work of art that I created from my own design and pattern, then made from 100% cotton fabric which I sewed, stuffed, and completely hand painted with acrylic paints.

Crabby Alice and Ruthie, Original One-of-a-kind Blue Persian Folk Art Cat Doll and Turtle by Max BaileyShe is 13 inches tall.

Crabby Alice and Ruthie, Original One-of-a-kind Blue Persian Folk Art Cat Doll and Turtle by Max BaileyAlice’s very crabby expression was created from paperclay smoothed into her fabric head, and sculpted in three different stages of hardening.

Crabby Alice and Ruthie, Original One-of-a-kind Blue Persian Folk Art Cat Doll and Turtle by Max Bailey

Crabby Alice and Ruthie, Original One-of-a-kind Blue Persian Folk Art Cat Doll and Turtle by Max BaileyEven her gray and unruly whiskers are grumpy. They are made of stiffened pearl cotton that I threaded through the paperclay before it dried. I made her 100% cotton pinafore from my own design and pattern.

Crabby Alice and Ruthie, Original One-of-a-kind Blue Persian Folk Art Cat Doll and Turtle by Max BaileyCrabby Alice, though she may not look it, is very obliging. She has a curly tail that allows her to sit up and glare at you all by herself from a shelf or a table, or in a cabinet. She can also glare at you while sitting in a chair or standing with a doll stand. (Chair and doll stand not included.)

Crabby Alice and Ruthie, Original One-of-a-kind Blue Persian Folk Art Cat Doll and Turtle by Max BaileyRuthie the turtle is made of wood, and doesn’t glare. She looks quite friendly and happy, probably because she gets so many treats. I painted her shell in brown, orange, and gold, and the rest of her in gray green and brown turtle colors. She’s about five inches long and two inches wide.

Ruthie, One-of-a-kind Turtle by Max Bailey

Ruthie, One-of-a-kind Turtle by Max BaileyCrabby Alice is signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. She and her friend Ruthie are meant for display only.

Ruthie, One-of-a-kind Turtle by Max BaileyUpdate: Crabby Alice and Ruthie have already been adopted. Thank you!

Crabby Alice and Ruthie, Original One-of-a-kind Blue Persian Folk Art Cat Doll and Turtle by Max BaileyCrabby Alice and Ruthie’s friends are Ginger and George (lower left) and Hedda and Hopper (lower right).

Ginger and George, Crabby Alice and Ruthie, Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Cat Dolls by Max Bailey

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Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat Art Doll with a White Rabbit by Max Bailey

Hedda Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat Art Doll by Max Bailey

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max BaileyHedda is a handmade original, one-of-a-kind calico cat art doll, hand painted and hand sculpted in paperclay by artist Max Bailey. Hopper is her white rabbit.

This is Hedda. She and Hopper the bunny are the best of friends. She’s a calico cat with watchful green eyes. He’s a white bunny with inquisitive blue eyes. They see everything that everybody is doing.

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max BaileyHedda and Hopper also have big ears. They listen to anything anybody says. There are no secrets these two don’t know.

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max BaileyIf there is something (or a bit of nothing) you would like to know, they would be happy to tell you about it. They provide this very valuable service for no charge, which is somewhat less than the cost of a newspaper.

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max BaileyWho was invited to Lulu’s party? What did Samantha name her new kittens? Who bought that pretty dress that was in the shop window…the one with the big bow in front? They know.

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max Bailey

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max BaileyHedda is wearing that soft yellow and orange dress, with the big bow and a ruffle that frames her pretty face. Her arms are button jointed with antique looking metal buttons of filigreed gold on black, so she can easily pose.

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max BaileyHer blouse is cream colored with yellow cuffs, painted on, as are her white bloomers with yellow polka dots, and her two-toned high button shoes. She’s an original one-of-a-kind work of art created from my own design and pattern, and is made from 100% cotton fabric which I sewed, stuffed, and completely hand painted with acrylic paints. I made her dress from 100% cotton fabric, and it too is created from my own design and pattern.

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max BaileyHedda is 13 inches tall. Her face was sculpted from paperclay smoothed into her fabric head, and her stiffened pearl cotton whiskers were threaded through the paperclay before it dried.

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max Bailey

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max BaileyHopper the white bunny is made of wood. I painted his eyes a brilliant blue and coordinated his colors to match those in Hedda’s dress. He’s about 4 ½ inches long and 2 inches wide.

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max Bailey

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max BaileyHedda’s curly tail allows her to sit up all by herself on a shelf or a table, or in a cabinet. She can also sit in a chair or stand with a doll stand. (Chair and doll stand not included.)

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max BaileyShe is signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. Hedda and Hopper are one-of-a-kind original works of art and are meant for display only. They come with a hang tag, a certificate of authenticity, and a copy of her story.

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max BaileyHedda and Hopper are available for $649.99. Please inquire to ruffings@ruffings.com

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max Bailey

Ginger and George, Crabby Alice and Ruthie, and Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyHedda and Hopper’s friends are Ginger and George (left) and Crabby Alice and Ruthie (center).