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Trina the Chihuahua, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Dog Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Trina the Chihuahua, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Dog Doll Figurine by Max Bailey Every morning Trina holds her mirror up to her face and peers into it.

“Am I as pretty as I was yesterday?” she asks herself.

“Oh yes, much prettier,” she decides.

Trina the Chihuahua, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Dog Doll Figurine by Max BaileyShe picks out several dresses from her vast wardrobe, and tries on each of them.

“This is my favorite today,” she exclaims, and puts on the lovely pink dress with the mauve scalloped collar.

Trina is entirely pleased with herself. She can now go about her day with complete confidence.

Trina the Chihuahua, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Dog Doll Figurine by Max BaileyTrina’s pale pink dress is set off by the ruffled collar and cuffs that match the sash that is tied in a big bow at the back. Ivory petticoats can be seen below the hemline. Her hand-held mirror is black, decorated with gold lines and pink roses.

Trina the Chihuahua, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Dog Doll Figurine by Max BaileyTrina 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 mirror are hand sculpted from paperclay, and entirely hand painted using acrylic paints.

Trina the Chihuahua, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Dog Doll Figurine by Max Bailey Trina 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. Trina stands 6 inches tall. She comes with a hang tag, a certificate of authenticity, and a copy of her story

Trina the Chihuahua, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Dog Doll Figurine by Max BaileyTrina 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.

Trina the Chihuahua, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Dog Doll Figurine by Max BaileyTrina’s doggie friend is Chi-Chi the Chihuahua.

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Kitty Doll Dress Inspiration

We’ve been updating our online doll gallery all this week, and I’ve been pouring over the April Cornell online catalog, getting some inspiration for kitty doll dresses.


I can’t help but think how I’d love to make clothes like these for a little girl, if I had one. All the details are amazing, pin tucks, lace, embroidery.

Over the years, I’ve accumulated a lot of things like toy and clothing patterns, and partially done projects of my own, that I’ve thought about making for my own children, should I have them someday. These make me feel inspired. I’ve saved a lot of things from my own childhood, not just out of nostalgia, but out of a desire to share them with my own kids. These dresses have that kind of nostalgic feel to them. They remind me of my own childhood for some reason.

There used to be an April Cornell store near here, and I loved to go in and study all the clever combinations of fabrics she has. I’m glad to see her clothing, accessories, and home decor are available online.

I’m going to be experimenting with little girl dresses in miniature for now. Max and I are talking over the details of our collaborating on some jointed cloth-and-clay folk art dolls. It should be fun.
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Winifred the Tabby Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Winifred the Tabby Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyWinifred is a sweet little tabby cat who loves company.

She always rushes to answer the doorbell with a plate of freshly baked cookies.

Winifred the Tabby Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey“Please, have a cookie,” she will say, whether her visitor is a neighbor, the mailman, or a total stranger. It is very important to Winifred to extend her hospitality.

“Please visit again soon,” she will always say, with her pretty little kitty smile.

Winifred the Tabby Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyWinifred is wearing a dress the color of burnt orange, with a pale orange ruffle at the neck and sleeves. Her matching sash ties in the back in a big bow. Little blue flowers with yellow centers decorate her dress, and her white petticoats can be seen below her hemline.

Winifred the Tabby Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyHer fur is painted in a multitude of tabby colors…silver gray, buff, ivory, and gold, with black stripes. Her yellow eyes have a touch of green, and her white whiskers are made from stiffened cotton thread.

Winifred the Tabby Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyWinifred 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 plate of cookies are hand sculpted from paperclay, and entirely hand painted using acrylic paints.

Winifred the Tabby Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey Winifred 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.

Winifred stands 6 and 1/2 inches tall. She comes with a hang tag, a certificate of authenticity, and a copy of her story.

Winifred the Tabby Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyWinifred 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.

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Suzannah the Ginger Tabby Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Suzannah the Ginger Tabby Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileySuzannah is a sweet little ginger tabby cat.

Suzannah the Ginger Tabby Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyThis is the year Suzannah was old enough to go to the county fair.

Suzannah the Ginger Tabby Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyIt was love at first sight when Suzannah saw the little prize bear behind the counter. She begged her daddy to throw the ball and knock down the bottles. On the first two tries, he missed. Then, giving her a wink and a nod, he threw the last ball. Down went the bottles!

Suzannah the Ginger Tabby Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileySuzannah squealed with delight and pointed to the cuddly little teddy bear in the yellow overalls. She has cherished him ever since.

Suzannah the Ginger Tabby Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileySuzannah’s dress has a double ruffle at the neckline that has a border of antique white. The big sash tied in a bow at the back matches the blue ruffle. Her dress is a beautiful shade of green with white polka dots, and her white petticoats can be seen below the hemline.

Suzannah the Ginger Tabby Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileySuzannah 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 little bear are hand sculpted from paperclay, and entirely hand painted using acrylic paints. Suzannah’s whiskers are made from stiffened cotton thread.

Suzannah the Ginger Tabby Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileySuzannah 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.

Suzannah the Ginger Tabby Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey
Suzannah stands 6 1/4 inches tall. She comes with a hang tag, a certificate of authenticity, and a copy of her story.

Suzannah the Ginger Tabby Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileySuzannah is available for $200.00, 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.