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

Isabelle, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Ragdoll Kitten by Max BaileyIsabelle is a charming blue-eyed Ragdoll kitten who loves to sit on her porch and watch the fireflies on warm summer nights.

Isabelle, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Ragdoll Kitten by Max BaileyShe is wearing a yellow dress with a blue collar and blue cuffs, with a matching blue band around the hemline.

Isabelle, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Ragdoll Kitten by Max BaileyIsabelle comes with her very own oak rocking chair. It has a pale yellow seat cushion with blue flowers and green and gold leaves.

Isabelle, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Ragdoll Kitten by Max BaileyIsabelle 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.

Isabelle, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Ragdoll Kitten by Max BaileyIsabelle 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.

Isabelle, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Ragdoll Kitten by Max BaileyIsabelle and her rocking chair are 1:12 scale. (One inch equals one foot.)

Isabelle is 1 and 1/2 inches tall. Her rocking chair is 3 and 1/4 inches tall.

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

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Taffy, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Persian Kitten by Max Bailey

Taffy, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Persian Kitten by Max BaileyThis is Taffy. She’s a tabby Persian kitten with blue eyes and a little pink nose.

Taffy, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Persian Kitten by Max BaileyTaffy is wearing a burnt orange dress with a ruffle around the neck. The ruffle has pale lilac trim and matches her polka-dotted bloomers.

Taffy, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Persian Kitten by Max BaileyTaffy comes with an oak stool that is 1 and 1/2 inches tall. When Taffy sits on her stool she can supervise everything going on in the kitchen.

Taffy, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Persian Kitten by Max BaileyTaffy is a one-of-a-kind work of art, and is meant for display only

Taffy, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Persian Kitten by Max BaileyShe was sculpted from paperclay in multiple stages, to allow for drying and detailing.

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

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

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

Taffy is 1 and 3/8 inches tall.

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

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Angel, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Maine Coon Kitten Art Doll by Max Bailey

Angel, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Maine Coon Kitten Art Doll by Max BaileyAngel is a tabby Maine Coon kitten. Her expression is always angelic.

Angel, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Maine Coon Kitten Art Doll by Max BaileyAngel wears a forest green dress with a pale green ruffle around the neck and down the front. The ruffle is trimmed in pale gold.

Angel, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Maine Coon Kitten Art Doll by Max BaileyAngel comes with a mahogany-stained dollhouse spindle cradle. Her mattress, pillow, and coverlet are striped in two shades of green. There’s no better place for an angel to take a nap.

Angel, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Maine Coon Kitten Art Doll by Max BaileyAngel is a one-of-a-kind work of art, and is meant for display only.

Ingrid, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Ragdoll Kitten by Art Doll Max BaileyShe was sculpted from paperclay in multiple stages, to allow for drying and detailing.

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

Angel, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Maine Coon Kitten by Art Doll Max BaileyShe is signed and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation, and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Angel, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Maine Coon Kitten Art Doll by Max BaileyAngel and her cradle are 1:12 scale. (One inch equals one foot.)

Angel is 2 inches tall.

Angel, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Maine Coon Kitten Art Doll by Max BaileyUpdate: Angel has been adopted. Thank you!

Angel’s friends are, from left to right, Isabelle the Ragdoll kitten, Sophia the Siamese kitten, and Taffy the Persian kitten.

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All eyed and hearted

Zigzagging fabric edgesThis is what I’ve been up to for the past two weeks. I picked up more batiks, feeling inspired after going to a trunk show that featured colorful paper-pieced quilts by Deb Karasik.

Batik fabricsI started with greens. I finished the edges of my fabric and prewashed it before I cut and sewed a batch of Hug Me Slugs and Hug Me Bugs.

Batik Hug Me Slugs and Hug Me Bugs, original art toys by Elizabeth RuffingThe batik toys, and cotton toys in general, take more time to make and are a fussier to work with than the fleece toys, with so many curves to clip and Fray Check on the inside.

Batik Hug Me Slugs and Hug Me Bugs, original art toys by Elizabeth RuffingAfter the machine sewing and the stuffing are done, the hand sewing begins. Their bottoms are sewn on by hand. I embroidered their smiles and attached the whites of their eyes with a blanket stitch and floss. They looked like zombies. Then I moved on to the hearts and pupils. Now they can see!

Batik Hug Me Slugs and Hug Me Bugs, original art toys by Elizabeth RuffingI still have to photograph them individually, and post them in my Etsy toy shop.

My dad holding me when I was a babyHope everyone enjoyed Father’s Day. This is my dad holding me when I was new to the world.

Yard full of dandelionsOur lawn was covered with and abundance of pretty dandelions this week, and the butterfly bushes and the shoal creek chaste tree have been in bloom.

Butterfly bush and shoal creek chaste treeThe bees and butterflies love them, and they are such beautiful shades of lavender, blue, and purple.

Shoal creek chaste treeThe one above is the shoal creek chaste tree, and below are the two, the butterfly bush arching over the other.

Butterfly bush and shoal creek chaste treeAnd this is a special sleepy cat flower.

Sleepy kitty cat under the bushes