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I signed us up for Twitter

Bright green Hug Me Slug Twitter profile photo by Elizabeth RuffingWe’re now on Twitter, under my name, Elizabeth Ruffing @elizaruffing. So far, I look like this slug, and my name is Eliza because someone else already had my full name. I figured out how to Tweet, and have three followers so far, each one a friend 🙂 If you’d like to join me, please do.

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Art Dolls by Max Bailey and Elizabeth Ruffing, Twitter background photo by Elizabeth RuffingI’ve been editing photos and updating our Ruffing’s blog today, along with making and resizing this background photo for our Twitter page. That took me I don’t know how many tries, before I got it to fit.

Original, one-of-a-kind, dollhouse-sized kitten art dolls by Max BaileyThese are some of the miniature kitten dolls that are coming up on our Ruffing’s blog. I’ve got lots of photos, that we took yesterday, and some from before, to edit, and posts to post. I hope I can get some sewing in.

Opal the Pixie Kitten by Max Bailey and Elizabeth RuffingI entered our Opal the Pixie Kitten, by Max Bailey and myself, in the DOLLS Magazine Discover a Dollmaker Cover Contest. The staff will pick finalists and then open the contest up for voting on their Facebook page. They’ll post them two at a time, each business day in August. Each round only lasts 24 hours.

Red Tulip-print Hug Me Bunny Rabbit Art Toy by Elizabeth RuffingMy mom helped me out by taking a photo of me with one of my bunnies, for Etsy. She took a million photos because I kept laughing. It was so hot out there on the porch. I used this one on my Etsy “About” page, which I set up yesterday. It has a little slideshow of photos and some biographical information. I feel like I’ve been glued to the computer for at least a couple of days! I need to pull myself away and go get an order in the mail.

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Dora, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Persian Kitten Art Doll by Max Bailey

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

Dora, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Persian Kitten Art Doll by Max BaileyDora is wearing an ivory dress with pale lilac-blue sleeves, collar, and petticoat, all edged in gold.

Dora, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Persian Kitten Art Doll by Max BaileyDora comes with a mahogany-stained dollhouse spindle cradle. Her mattress, pillow, and coverlet are gold, with delicate sprays of darker gold leaves. Dora loves to sleep in her cradle, where she has pretty kitty dreams.

Dora, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Persian Kitten Art Doll by Max BaileyDora 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.

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

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

Dora and her cradle are 1:12 scale. (One inch equals one foot.)

Dora is 1 and 3/4 inches tall.

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

Dora, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Kitten Art Dolls by Max BaileyDora’s friends are, from left to right, Talia the Abyssinian kitten, Roxanne the Himalayan kitten, Sarah the Maine Coon kitten, and Cinnamon the tabby kitten.

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Slug bookmarks

Hug Me Slug Hugs and Love bookmark by Elizabeth RuffingI wanted a thank-you gift to include with my toy orders, and so I made these bookmarks. I ordered the vinyl sleeves and cotton tassels online. I printed the inserts on Epson watercolor paper, cut them out, and slipped them inside the sleeves.

Hug Me Slug Hugs and Love bookmark with turquoise slug by Elizabeth RuffingThe first group went out with orders today. I’ve now got slug hang tags, thank-you cards, business cards, and bookmarks to go in the boxes.

Four cats sleeping on a cat gym, photo by Elizabeth RuffingI caught these four napping and relaxing all together on our cat gym and got a photo just in time. At least one always sees me and comes to see what I am doing.

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Callie, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Calico Kitten by Max Bailey

Callie, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Calico Kitten by Max BaileyCallie is a serious little calico kitten who always knows what time it is.

Callie, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Calico Kitten by Max BaileyAt dinner time, Callie sits on her kitchen stool and waits for someone to get her bowl. She wears a teal green dress with a big pale green collar. Her collar and sleeves are edged in gold.

Callie, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Calico Kitten by Max BaileyCallie comes with her oak stool, which is 1 and 1/2 inches tall.

Callie, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Calico Kitten by Max BaileyCallie is a one-of-a-kind work of art, and is meant for display only.

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

Callie, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Calico Kitten by Max BaileyCallie was painted under a magnifying light, with tiny brushes, one hair at a time

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

Callie, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Calico Kitten by Max BaileyCallie and her stool are 1:12 scale. (One inch equals one foot.)

Callie is 1 and 1/2 inches tall.

Update: Callie has been adopted. Thank you!