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Working on getting organized

Light green and daffodil yellow Hug Me Slugs, original art toys by Elizabeth RuffingThese are some of the custom handmade Hug Me Slug stuffed animal toys that I sent out this past week. I’m trying to decide what to work on next, maybe some bunnies. I will be posting my new handmade stuffed animal toys in our Ruffing’s shop

Purple Hug Me Slug, original art toys by Elizabeth RuffingI got part of my workroom more under control than it was. My clothes are now barricaded into the closet in the corner though. It’s hard to cram all that I have into a small area.

My workroom boxes by Elizabeth RuffingI have more boxes to fill, and am hoping to get more of the piles of fabric organized.

Elizabeth RuffingI experimented with the remote control I had for an older SLR camera I have, to see how it worked on the newer camera. I took photos of myself surrounded by my supplies.

Elizabeth RuffingThat is Beau Bear sneaking up on me, above. I made him a long time ago, from a Vogue pattern. Josephine used to nap on him when she first came here.

Tommy and Maizie, ginger tabby original one-of-a-kind art dolls by Max BaileyI am also working on the backlog of doll photos I have to edit. These are Randolf and Maizie, original, one-of-a-kind ginger tabby cat art dolls by Max Bailey. We posted Randolf here on our Ruffing’s blog, and Maize has her own post here.

Ginnie, miniature ginger tabby original one-of-a-kind art dolls by Max BaileyThis is Ginnie, a miniature version of Max’s art dolls. She comes with a dollhouse cradle. I talked Max into trying mini dolls in cradles, and so I hope people enjoy her and her mini-kitten friends we have to photograph next. Ginnie can be found here on our Ruffing’s blog. I have seven more sets of art doll photos to get edited and posted.

Lounging cats on the rug by the doorOur real-life kitties are doing well. Bertie is getting so big, we will soon be calling her Big Bertha instead. Phoebe is smaller, and shyer. Bertie has come into her own and is pretty confident. She wants to eat first and she wants the other cats to give her baths. Phoebe is making her own progress, visiting me at the computer and watching things I do.

Feral cats released from Wake County Animal ShelterYesterday morning, I got a call from Princess Marie saying that two feral cats were being released from the Wake County Animal Shelter to go to Operation Catnip, which is an all-volunteer group with a clinic that spays and neuters and vaccinates feral cats. She was going to pick them up and asked if I could go along to take some photos. There has been some controversy over the cats, and whether they could be released, which hopefully is all worked out now, although there are policy issues still to be discussed, regarding feral cats in the community. From what I understand, these two cats will now be living in an outdoor home, instead of being returned to the colony where they were originally trapped. The people at the shelter were nice to us while we were there, and let me take some photos of the kitties’ big day. Lots of people are happy about the cats getting to go free. They have already been to the vet, and are now settling in comfortably in a safe place.