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

Clementine, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Black Kitten by Max BaileyThis is Clementine. She’s a little black kitten with amber eyes who lives in the country.

Clementine, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Black Kitten by Max BaileyClementine is wearing a sage-green pinafore with pale blue polka dots and gold edging. Her blouse is pale blue.

Clementine, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Black Kitten by Max BaileyClementine comes with a high-backed white wooden porch rocking chair. She sits in her chair on her porch every afternoon and waves to friends and neighbors who pass by.

Clementine, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Black Kitten by Max BaileyClementine 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.

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

Clementine, 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.

Clementine, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Black Kitten by Max BaileyClementine and her chair are 1:12 scale. (One inch equals one foot.)

Clementine is 1 and 1/2 inches tall.

Update: Clementine has been adopted. Thank you!

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

Cassandra, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Black-and-white Tuxedo Kitten by Max BaileyCassandra is a sensitive and thoughtful tuxedo kitten. She spends a great deal of her time reading poetry. She will read it to you, if you’d like to listen.

Cassandra, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Black-and-white Tuxedo Kitten by Max BaileyCassandra is wearing a pale gold dress with a turquoise ruffle around the neck. Her book of poetry is propped up in her lap.

Cassandra, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Black-and-white Tuxedo Kitten by Max BaileyCassandra comes with a high-backed wooden Victorian chair. The back and seat of the chair are upholstered in pale gold.

Cassandra, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Black-and-white Tuxedo Kitten by Max BaileyCassandra is a one-of-a-kind work of art, and is meant for display only.

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

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

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

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

Cassandra is 1 and 3/8 inches tall.

Update: Cassandra has been adopted. Thank you!

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Printing prints, cards, and tags

Angel, fairy, and cat art prints by Elizabeth RuffingI spent my day printing, trimming, signing, and bagging my art prints, and my mom’s. The ones above are mine. I still have more printing to do. I printed until I ran out of art paper and had to order some more. We ordered more of the same archival-quality heavyweight cotton rag art paper I was using. We get ours from inkjetart.com. I’ll have to wait for it to get here before I can resume my print-printing project.

Hug Me Slug greeting cards by Elizabeth RuffingI made up these Hug Me Slug cards to include with my toys, along with my business cards. I printed these greeting cards on card stock, with our website information on the back. I printed my business cards on Epson watercolor paper.

Hug Me Slug greeting cards by Elizabeth RuffingI trim everything I print by hand, with a pair of scissors, including my hang tags, which I then glue onto scrapbook paper and trim again.

Hug Me Bugs and Hug Me Slug with hang tags by Elizabeth RuffingWe have rain on and off this week, which is a nice break from the record heat. These two found another use for our umbrella. They’ve made it into a boat. They must be planning on going sailing.

Kitty cats playing in an umbrella, photo by Elizabeth Ruffing

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Custom slugs and some more sock toads

Teal fleece Hug Me Slug, with a double heart, original art toy by Elizabeth RuffingThis is Buddy the Hug Me Slug. Buddy has a special mission. He was ordered by such a nice lady, to give comfort and cheer to her friend who is going through some difficult challenges right now. So that he would be full of extra love, I gave him two hearts, one on top of the other, purple for bravery, and red for love. Teal is her favorite color. I was so glad I had some teal fleece, when I was asked.

Teal fleece Hug Me Slug, with a double heart, original art toy by Elizabeth RuffingI tried to fill him with well wishes, and I hope his new friend will be all better soon. He went on his way this morning. I added a pretty card and gift bag so he would arrive in style.

Grass green fleece Hug Me Slug, with a yellow heart and daylilies, original art toy by Elizabeth RuffingThis grass green slug went to welcome a new baby boy into the world,

Purple fleece Hug Me Slug, with an orange heart, original art toy by Elizabeth Ruffing, also picturedand this purple slug went to welcome someone home.

Orange Hug Me Sock Toads with polka dots, original art toy by Elizabeth Ruffing, also picturedI finished up more Hug Me Sock Toads, in shades of orange.

Orange Hug Me Sock Toads with polka dots, original art toy by Elizabeth RuffingThese three polka-dotted toads look like they are wearing white undies, so I’m told.

Soft yellow Hug Me Sock Toad with polka dots, original art toy by Elizabeth RuffingNew toys will be posted in our Ruffing’s shop.

Soft orange Hug Me Sock Toad, original art toy by Elizabeth RuffingI got all those batik Hug Me Bugs and Hug Me Slugs I was working on last time I wrote, posted too.

Green batik Hug Me Bugs and Hug Me Slugs, original art toy by Elizabeth RuffingI leave a path of fabric scraps and paper in my wake.

Elizabeth RuffingI often find these sticky-backed paper hearts stuck to the bottoms of my feet, and to the soles of my shoes. A friend said this is a photo showing “both heart and sole” 🙂

Tabby cats napping on a table, by Elizabeth RuffingMy kitty helpers have been napping a lot in the heat.

Ragdoll cat, tummy in air, sleeping, by Elizabeth RuffingSome of them are very good at passing out.

Tabby cat, tummy in air, sleeping, by Elizabeth RuffingSome look like they are dreaming of acrobatics,

Tabby cat, tummy in air, sleeping, by Elizabeth Ruffingor sailing through the air.

Tabby and white cat, by Elizabeth RuffingBut they help whenever they can. Kitties love crafts projects in between naps.

Tabby cat trying to hide under a cat bed, when she is much too big to do so, by Elizabeth RuffingBertie is hiding from everyone here. No one could possibly ever find her.

Tabby cat trying to hide under a cat bed, when she is much too big to do so, by Elizabeth RuffingJust look how inconspicuous she is.