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Replenishing the toad population

Assorted Hug Me Sock Toads, in progress, original art toys by Elizabeth RuffingI was fresh out of toads this morning. The last Hug Me Toad I had ready is heading off to the Netherlands. I can’t do without toads.

I got this pink one done and posted this afternoon. I will be posting my new handmade stuffed animal toys in our Ruffing’s shop.

I’ve had to take a couple of detours to do computer junk.

Pink Hug Me Sock Toad, original art toy by Elizabeth RuffingMy WordPress blog theme wasn’t displaying right. I lost some of my widgets on my sidebar, and gained an extra menu at the top of my page. Unfortunately, I didn’t save a copy of the last version of my theme before the latest update. I tried to change it to an alternate theme, but for some reason, it didn’t change anything, except that it ate some of my widgets. The message at the top of the admin page said all my widgets would be put back where I had them, but some went missing.

After trying various advice, and trial and error, I finally got rid of the extra menu by going into my theme’s stylesheet and changing this:

.menu {
/*width:940px;*/
float: right;

to this:

.menu {
display:none;
}

I was relieved to have figured that part out, but I still had, and still have, some missing widgets from my sidebar. At least I know how to put new widgets up, when I get a chance. It took a while to get my Sitemeter widget back, so I can see view my website traffic.

Pink Hug Me Sock Toad, original art toy by Elizabeth RuffingAperture, one of the programs I use to edit and organize photos, wasn’t cooperating with me the day before. It was too full. It wouldn’t even open so I could delete anything. It seems to be functioning again, after cleaning out the trash I’d forgotten to empty. I’d forgotten Aperture has its own trash folder in addition to the main one for the computer. I get annoyed having to take time fiddling with computer/software issues. Thankfully, most of the time, everything goes smoothly.

Cats napping together in the sunshine, original art toys by Elizabeth RuffingPhoebe finally got Zoomie to give her a bath today, like he does for Bertie. She has been shyly approaching him, pushing her forehead under his chin. She was so happy. After her bath, they took a nap in the sunshine together. Zoomie is going to have paws full with the two girls asking for his attention.

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Ingrid, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Ragdoll Kitten by Max Bailey

Ingrid, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Ragdoll Kitten by Max BaileyIngrid is a beautiful Ragdoll kitten with blue eyes and a pretty pink nose.

Ingrid, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Ragdoll Kitten by Max BaileyShe is wearing a blue gown with a ruffle around the neck and down the front. Her pink cuffs match the trim on the ruffle.

Ingrid, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Ragdoll Kitten by Max BaileyIngrid comes with a mahogany-stained dollhouse spindle cradle. Her mattress, pillow, and coverlet are blue gingham. Ingrid loves her cradle. Nobody else is allowed to sleep in it.

Ingrid, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Ragdoll Kitten by Max BaileyIngrid is a one-of-a-kind work of art, and is meant for display only.

She was sculpted from paperclay in multiple stages, to allow for drying and detailing.

Ingrid, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Ragdoll Kitten by Max BaileyIngrid was painted under a magnifying light, with tiny brushes, one hair at a time.

She is signed and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation, and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Ingrid, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Ragdoll Kitten by Max BaileyIngrid and her cradle are 1:12 scale. (One inch equals one foot.)

Ingrid stands 1 and 7/8 inches tall.

Update: Ingrid has been adopted. Thank you!

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Stephanie, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Silver Tabby Maine Coon Kitten by Max Bailey

Stephanie, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Silver Tabby Maine Coon Kitten by Max BaileyStephanie is a very earnest silver tabby Maine Coon kitten with amber eyes. She is always eager to please.

Stephanie, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Silver Tabby Maine Coon Kitten by Max BaileyShe is wearing a violet jumper with ruffles over the shoulders., trimmed in grass green. Her blouse is off-white with matching green trim.

Stephanie, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Silver Tabby Maine Coon Kitten by Max BaileyStephanie comes with a white dollhouse spindle cradle. Her mattress, pillow, and coverlet are off-white with violet flowers and trailing green leaves. Stephanie loves to take long naps in her pretty cradle.

Stephanie, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Silver Tabby Maine Coon Kitten by Max BaileyStephanie is a one-of-a-kind work of art, and is meant for display only.

She was sculpted from paperclay in multiple stages, to allow for drying and detailing.

Stephanie, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Silver Tabby Maine Coon Kitten by Max BaileyStephanie was painted under a magnifying light, with tiny brushes, one hair at a time.

She is signed and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation, and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Stephanie, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Silver Tabby Maine Coon Kitten by Max BaileyStephanie and her cradle are 1:12 scale. (One inch equals one foot.)

Stephanie stands 1 and 7/8 inches tall.

Update: Stephanie has been adopted. Thank you!

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Lola, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Black Kitten by Max Bailey

Lola, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Black Kitten by Max BaileyThis is Lola, a sweet little black kitten with amber eyes.

Lola, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Black Kitten by Max BaileyShe is wearing a soft green dress with a ruffle around the neck. The ruffle is pale lilac-blue with gold trim, as are the cuffs on her sleeves.

Lola, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Black Kitten by Max BaileyLola comes with an oak stool that is 1 and 1/2 inches tall. She loves to sit on her stool, where she can see everything that goes on around her.

Lola, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Black Kitten by Max BaileyLola is a one-of-a-kind work of art, and is meant for display only.

She was sculpted from paperclay in multiple stages, to allow for drying and detailing.

Lola was painted under a magnifying light, with tiny brushes, one hair at a time.

Lola, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Black Kitten by Max BaileyShe is signed and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation, and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Lola and her stool are 1:12 scale. (One inch equals one foot.)

Lola is 1 and 1/2 inches tall.

Lola, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Black Kitten by Max BaileyUpdate: Lola has been adopted. Thank you!