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Rainbow bugs and slugs

Rainbow Hug Me Slugs, original art toys by Elizabeth RuffingThe rainbow bugs and slugs I was working on in my last post are all up and ready.

Rainbow Hug Me Bug and Hug Me Slug, original art toys by Elizabeth RuffingI will be posting my new handmade stuffed animal toys in our Ruffing’s shop.

Rainbow Hug Me Bug, original art toys by Elizabeth RuffingI’m still sewing together Hug Me Toad bodies.

Cobalt blue, Light Turquoise, and Bright Light Green Hug Me Slugs, original art toys by Elizabeth RuffingI finished some solid color slugs too.

Bike trainer standWe are starting to get some hot days. I ordered a bike trainer so I could ride my bike in the living room, where I can enjoy air conditioning.

Kitty investigating bike trainer standI thought the “kittens” would be afraid, but they were both curious, especially Phoebe, who is the nosier of the two. They may be getting big to call kittens, especially Bertie, but they still look like kittens to us.

Bike trainer stand climbing blockI have a climbing block on the front tire to keep the bike level.

Elizabeth RuffingMy mom took some photos of me and I stitched these two together, clones of myself.

Miniature dollhouse-sized art doll kittens by Max BaileyI have more photos to edit of Max Bailey’s cat and kitten dolls. I’m in the process of getting these posted over on our Ruffing’s blog. The kittens above are, from left to right, Ingrid, Francine, Mitzi, Stephanie, and Lola.

Gomez, Tabby kitten by Elizabeth RuffingI’m also going through my rescue cat and kitten photos of the past couple years, seeing what might work for the Alley Cats and Angels’ fundraiser calendar.

Edmund, Ginger Tabby kitten by Elizabeth RuffingIt’s going to be black and white. I have to go back to the original files to get the right size for each, since they have to fit the calendar format.

Pugsley, Tabby kitten by Elizabeth RuffingI have photos of lots of sweet kitties who have been in the rescue.

Wednesday, Tabby kitten by Elizabeth RuffingHope everyone had a pleasant Memorial Day weekend.

Waldo, Gray kitten by Elizabeth Ruffing

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Francine, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Black-and-white Tuxedo Kitten by Max Bailey

Francine, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Black-and-white Tuxedo Kitten by Max BaileyFrancine is a tuxedo kitten who tilts her head to the side when she looks at you, as though she has a question to ask.

Francine, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Black-and-white Tuxedo Kitten by Max BaileyShe is wearing a rose dress with violet collar and cuffs edged in white. Her white petticoat can be seen below her dress.

Francine, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Black-and-white Tuxedo Kitten by Max BaileyFrancine comes with a white dollhouse spindle cradle. Her mattress, pillow, and coverlet are soft violet with coral and white flowers. Francine can often be found dozing and dreaming in her pretty cradle.

Francine, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Black-and-white Tuxedo Kitten by Max BaileyFrancine 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.

Francine, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Black-and-white Tuxedo Kitten by Max BaileyFrancine 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.

Francine, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Black-and-white Tuxedo Kitten by Max BaileyFrancine and her cradle are 1:12 scale. (One inch equals one foot.)

Francine stands 1 and 7/8 inches tall.

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

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Mitzi, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Crybaby Tabby Kitten by Max Bailey

Mitzi, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Crybaby Tabby Kitten by Max BaileyMitzi is just a baby. All she knows is that her bowl is empty, and she is tired of waiting. She’s hungry.

Mitzi, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Crybaby Tabby Kitten by Max BaileyMitzi is wearing a mauve nightgown with pale peach polka dots.

Mitzi, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Crybaby Tabby Kitten by Max BaileyMitzi comes with a mahogany-stained dollhouse high chair that has a beige cushion with tiny pink roses and green leaves. She also comes with her empty bowl that is mauve and matches her nightgown.

Mitzi, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Crybaby Tabby Kitten by Max BaileyMitzi 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.

Mitzi, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Crybaby Tabby Kitten by Max BaileyMitzi 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.

Mitzi, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Crybaby Tabby Kitten by Max BaileyMitzi and her high chair are 1:12 scale. (One inch equals one foot.)

Mitzi is 1 and 1/4 inches tall.

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

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Haley and Boo, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat and Kitten Art Dolls by Max Bailey

Haley and Boo, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat and Kitten Art Dolls by Max BaileyHaley is a calico cat, with a dramatic contrast of orange, black, and white fur set off by her pale yellow-green eyes. Haley’s little doll peeks out of the pocket of her pinafore. Haley calls her Boo.

Haley and Boo, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat and Kitten Art Dolls by Max BaileyUntil Boo came along, Haley sometimes felt lonely. She longed for a doll to be her companion, to share all her small adventures and big dreams.

Haley and Boo, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat and Kitten Art Dolls by Max BaileyHaley and Boo are now inseparable. They go everywhere together during the day, and Haley makes sure Boo is tucked in next to her at night.

Haley and Boo, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat and Kitten Art Dolls by Max BaileyToday, Haley is wearing her pretty gold pinafore with red hearts and sprays of green leaves. It has a ruffled bib, yellow buttons, and straps that cross in the back.

Haley and Boo, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat and Kitten Art Dolls by Max BaileyHer soft yellow shirt is decorated with bands of gold edged in green. Her pantaloons are golden ivory, and from them emerges her black and orange tail.

Haley and Boo, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat and Kitten Art Dolls by Max BaileyShe’s wearing green tights and two-tone dark brown and sienna brown high-button shoes.

Haley and Boo, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat and Kitten Art Dolls by Max BaileyBoo is wearing a green pinafore with gold buttons over her yellow shirt. Like Haley, she’s a calico cat with yellow- green eyes. She is 1 and 3/4 inches tall, and is sculpted from paperclay and painted with acrylic paints. She is one-of-a-kind.

Haley and Boo, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat and Kitten Art Dolls by Max BaileyHaley is also 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 paint.

Haley and Boo, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat and Kitten Art Dolls by Max BaileyHaley’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, and her whiskers are made from stiffened cotton thread.

Haley and Boo, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat and Kitten Art Dolls by Max BaileyHaley’s curled tail enables her to sit prettily all by herself on a shelf or on 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.) Haley and Boo are made for display only.

Haley and Boo, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat and Kitten Art Dolls by Max BaileyHaley and Boo are signed and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. Haley is 8 and 1/2 inches tall.

Haley and Boo, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat and Kitten Art Dolls by Max BaileyUpdate: Haley and Boo have been adopted. Thank you!