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Three fleece kittens who scampered off already

Orange, gold, and lemon yellow fleece Hug Me Kittens by Elizabeth RuffingI finished three new fleece Hug Me Kittens this week, and they were snapped up before I was finished photographing them. 🙂 They went on their way yesterday.

Lemon yellow fleece Hug Me Kitten by Elizabeth RuffingI love this lemon yellow,

Lemon yellow fleece Hug Me Kitten by Elizabeth Ruffingand the silly expression,

Lemon yellow fleece Hug Me Kitten by Elizabeth Ruffingand the funny tail.

Lemon yellow fleece Hug Me Kitten by Elizabeth RuffingThese came out about 8 inches tall.

Gold fleece Hug Me Kitten by Elizabeth RuffingThese are my gold and orange fleece colors.

Orange fleece Hug Me Kitten by Elizabeth RuffingMore custom Hug Me Slugs went off this week too, to their new homes.

Light green, orange, and yellow Hug Me Slugs by Elizabeth Ruffing, original art toysI received this adorable photo of a new collector of Hug Me Slugs! So cute.

Baby playing with his Hug Me Slug by Elizabeth Ruffing, original art toysI visited the handsome Jack and Ignatius, two rescue kittens. Jack just got neutered this week and will be up for adoption soon. Update: Jack has been adopted.

Jack the orange kitten, Alley Cats and AngelsHe’s so photogenic. These are two of my favorite photos of him.

Jack the orange kitten, Alley Cats and AngelsHis playing and cuddling buddy, Ignatius, who is beautiful too.

Ignatius the gray-and-white kitten, Alley Cats and AngelsIgnatius is available for adoption already. Update: Ignatius was adopted today, at his very first adoption event!

Ignatius the gray-and-white kitten, Alley Cats and AngelsMore photos of rescue cats can be found in my Flickr set here.

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Lucinda, Original One-of-a-kind Black Cat Art Doll by Max Bailey

Lucinda, Original One-of-a-kind Black Cat Art Doll by Max BaileyLucinda is a beautiful black cat. If you are superstitious about a black cat crossing your path, you haven’t met Lucinda.

Lucinda, Original One-of-a-kind Black Cat Art Doll by Max BaileyShe is called “Lucky Lucy”. She brings good fortune to everyone she meets, and it is widely known that everyone who meets her feels better for the experience.

Lucinda, Original One-of-a-kind Black Cat Art Doll by Max BaileyLucinda’s disposition is as sunny as her bright yellow eyes. She is cheerful and affectionate by nature, and will always listen to your troubles, and give kind and thoughtful advice. It is a great gift to have Lucinda as a friend.

Lucinda, Original One-of-a-kind Black Cat Art Doll by Max BaileyFrom near and far away, people come to the little town where Lucinda lives. They hope to be lucky enough that Lucinda will cross their path.

Lucinda, Original One-of-a-kind Black Cat Art Doll by Max BaileyLucinda is wearing a paisley pinafore in shades of mauve, pink, and tan. It has a ruffled bib and straps that cross in the back.

Lucinda, Original One-of-a-kind Black Cat Art Doll by Max BaileyHer mauve shirt is scalloped at the neck and cuffs, detailed with a lighter shade of mauve.

Lucinda, Original One-of-a-kind Black Cat Art Doll by Max BaileyShe wears little brown high-button shoes with gold buttons. Under her pinafore are ivory pantaloons, from which her black tail emerges. Her tights are striped in two shades of mauve.

Lucinda, Original One-of-a-kind Black Cat Art Doll by Max BaileyLucinda is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, created from my own design and pattern. She is made from 100% cotton fabric which has been sewn,stuffed, and completely hand painted with acrylic paints. Her whiskers are made from stiffened cotton thread.

Lucinda, Original One-of-a-kind Black Cat Art Doll by Max BaileyLucinda’s paws are needle-sculpted, and her arms are button-jointed so that she can pose. Her face was sculpted from paperclay smoothed into her fabric head.

Lucinda, Original One-of-a-kind Black Cat Art Doll by Max BaileyLucinda has a curled tail which enables her to sit by herself on a shelf or a table, or in a cabinet. She can also sit on a chair or stand with a doll stand. (Chair and doll stand not included.) Lucinda us meant for display only.

Lucinda is signed and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. She is 8 and 1/2 inches tall.

Lucinda, Original One-of-a-kind Black Cat and Maine Coon Cat Art Dolls by Max BaileyUpdate: Lucinda has been adopted. Thank you!

Ida, Original One-of-a-kind Black and White Cat Art Dolls by Max Bailey

Lucinda’s friends are Marnie the Maine Coon cat and Lillie the white cat.

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Batik Hug Me Slugs

Stargazer Moon and Stars art quilt from batik fabrics by Elizabeth RuffingYears ago, we collected a box of beautiful batik fabrics for me to use in my art quilt projects, such as “Stargazer” above.

Red and Green Batik Hug Me Slug Art Toys by Elizabeth RuffingI decided recently that I’d try them out on my Hug Me Slugs too. These are my first batik slugs. I had to alter my pattern a few times, to get them the size and shape I wanted them to be, as the cotton fabric handles differently from the fleece I use. I had to make my pattern shorter and wider to get them to be the same size as my fleece slugs.

Green Batik Hug Me Slug Art Toy by Elizabeth RuffingI have three 9-inch batik slugs, and three 7-inch batiks slugs to start. They can all be found over in my Etsy toy shop.

Orchid and Bright Light Green Fleece Hug Me Slug Art Toys by Elizabeth RuffingOne of the slugs above was named by her adopter in honor of our Josephine! Josephine is such a devoted office assistant. She has been helping me with our orders. As you can see, she keeps tabs on me too, to make sure I do everything right.

Josephine the kitty office assistant at workWhen we are not at the computer, I sit and sew and watch movies. It has been sweltering here. The ducks have been staying mostly on the pond, but we were lucky to have a visit from them last week, along with their new ducklings.

Mother duck with ducklingsWe were amazed these tiny babies made it all the way up the hill. We were delighted that we had the opportunity to see them. We had only seen them for the first time, from across the pond, a day or two before.

Ducklings