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Charlotte the Cocker Spaniel, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Dog Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Charlotte the Cocker Spaniel, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Dog Doll Figurine by Max BaileyThere is no need to bring an apple to the teacher every day. Charlotte is already the teacher’s pet.

Charlotte the Cocker Spaniel, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Dog Doll Figurine by Max Bailey With her sweet expression and soulful eyes, she’s won the teacher’s heart.

Charlotte the Cocker Spaniel, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Dog Doll Figurine by Max BaileyCharlotte sits in the back row of the classroom, her little heart beating loudly.

She hopes she spells all the words correctly on the big spelling test.

Most of all, she hopes the teacher likes her.

Charlotte the Cocker Spaniel, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Dog Doll Figurine by Max BaileyCharlotte is wearing a pale peach dress with a blue collar and cuffs, and a blue sash that ties in a big bow at the back. A delicate pattern of little blue flowers and green leaves encircles the bottom of the skirt, and tiers of ivory petticoats show beneath the hemline. The very serious Charlotte holds a big red apple with a stem and a single green leaf.

Charlotte the Cocker Spaniel, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Dog Doll Figurine by Max BaileyCharlotte 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 apple are hand sculpted from paperclay, and entirely hand painted using acrylic paints.

Charlotte the Cocker Spaniel, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Dog Doll Figurine by Max BaileyCharlotte 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.

Charlotte stands 5 3/4 inches tall. She comes with a hang tag, a certificate of authenticity, and a copy of her story.

Wendy Westie, Trina the Chihuahua, and Charlotte the Cocker Spaniel, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Dog Doll Figurines by Max BaileyCharlotte is available for $225.00, with free Priority Mail, insured, shipping within the United States. Priority Mail International, insured, is available for $20 to Europe, Australia, Canada, and Mexico. Please inquire to ruffings@ruffings.com or find her in our Ruffing’s Etsy shop by clicking here.

Charlotte’s doggie friends are Wendy Westie (above left) and Trina the Chihuahua (above center).

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Socks and sock doll doodles

While waiting for my mom at the dentist’s this morning, I drew out some ideas for some sock creatures. Yesterday, I picked up a variety of colored socks. I later wished I had grabbed some stripes or patterns too, but I was thinking of incorporating some quilting cottons into my designs. I’ll see what happens once I start playing around with them.

This afternoon, we edited some more doll photos and got Max‘s next original one-of-a-kind folk art dog doll ready for the Internet. We posted her over on the Ruffing’s blog first. She’s a very sweet Cocker Spaniel named Charlotte. Be sure to go have a look.

From now on, we’ll post announcements of new original art dolls on the Ruffing’s blog, and new soft dolls and toys on this blog, as they become available. You will be able to find all of our available dolls and toys in our online doll gallery, at any time.

I’m still way behind setting up a shopping cart on the Ruffing’s site. What is done seems to work, but I made a lot of changes to the pages that I haven’t uploaded yet. Fall always seems to catch me off guard. No matter how many plans I make, I am never ready when the season gets here.