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Hilary and Heather, miniature Himalayan cat art doll with her own doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max Bailey

Hilary and Heather, miniature Himalayan cat art doll with her own doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyHilary is a handmade miniature original, one-of-a-kind cat art doll, hand painted and hand sculpted in paperclay by artist Max Bailey.

Hilary and Heather, miniature Himalayan cat art doll with her own doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyHilary is a lovely Himalayan kitten with beautiful blue eyes.

Hilary and Heather, miniature Himalayan cat art doll with her own doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyWhen Hilary was even smaller, her Uncle Max made a doll just for her. Hilary calls her Heather, and takes her everywhere she goes.

Hilary and Heather, miniature Himalayan cat art doll with her own doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyHilary is wearing a coral dress with pink petticoats and a pink neck ruffle edged in gold. Heather has a sky-blue dress, with lighter blue petticoats and a neck ruffle also edged in gold.

Hilary and Heather, miniature Himalayan cat art doll with her own doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyHilary 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.

Hilary and Heather, miniature Himalayan cat art doll with her own doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyHilary 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.

Hilary is 1:12 scale. (One inch equals one foot.) She is 1 and 3/4 inches tall.

Lovey, Hilary and Heather, and Jody, miniature tabby, Himalayan, and Maine Coon cat art dolls, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyUpdate: Hilary and Heather have been adopted. Thank you!

Hilary and Heather’s friends are Lovey the tabby kitten and Jody the Maine Coon kitten.

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Lovey, miniature tabby cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max Bailey

Lovey, miniature tabby cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyLovey is a handmade miniature original, one-of-a-kind cat art doll, hand painted and hand sculpted in paperclay by artist Max Bailey.

Lovey, miniature tabby cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyLovey is a pretty little tabby kitten. She is very affectionate and very sweet.

Lovey, miniature tabby cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyLovey is also very feminine. She loves pink, as you might have guessed.

Lovey, miniature tabby cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyShe’s wearing her favorite pale pink dress that has a ruffled coral pink collar, edged in gold.

Lovey, miniature tabby cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyLovey’s very favorite chair has a heart-shaped back. It is dark wood, and is upholstered in coral pink. It belongs to her, and comes with her.

Lovey, miniature tabby cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyLovey 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.

Lovey, miniature tabby cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyLovey was painted under a magnifying light, with tiny brushes, one hair at a time.

Lovey, miniature tabby cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyShe is signed and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation, and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Lovey, miniature tabby cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyLovey is 1:12 scale. (One inch equals one foot.) She is 1 and 1/2 inches tall.

Lovey, miniature tabby cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyUpdate: Lovey has been adopted. Thank you!

Jody and Lovey, miniature Maine Coon and tabby cat art dolls, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyLovey’s friend is Jody the Maine Coon kitten.

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Trap-Neuter-Return sock cat, Feral Cheryl II

Trap-Neuter-Return sock cat, Feral Cheryl II by artist Elizabeth RuffingThis is Feral Cheryl II, the sock cat. She was custom made for a nice lady who does TNR, or trap-neuter/spay-return for cats, and who volunteers with her local no-kill animal shelter.

Trap-Neuter-Return sock cat, Feral Cheryl II by artist Elizabeth RuffingShe saw Feral Cheryl I, loved her, and wanted a Feral Cheryl of her own. Don’t tell Feral Cheryl I, but I think Feral Cheryl II is even cuter.

Trap-Neuter-Return sock cat, Feral Cheryl II by artist Elizabeth RuffingFeral Cheryl looks innocent, but she has claws,

Trap-Neuter-Return sock cat, Feral Cheryl II by artist Elizabeth Ruffingand fangs.

Trap-Neuter-Return sock cat, Feral Cheryl II by artist Elizabeth RuffingShe also has a tattoo. This one reads “TNR”, as requested by her mom-to-be.

Trap-Neuter-Return sock cat, Feral Cheryl II by artist Elizabeth RuffingShe’ll be going to her new home on Monday. I like to hug her, even though she has those teeth and claws. She hasn’t scratched or bitten me yet.

Trap-Neuter-Return sock cat, Feral Cheryl II by artist Elizabeth Ruffing

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A very generous gift from Tyber Katz, a box of wonders

Anthropomorphic cat art dolls by artists Peter and Patricia Tyber of Tyber Katz

Anthropomorphic cat art dolls by artists Peter and Patricia Tyber of Tyber KatzWe received an amazingly generous gift today, a box of unfinished carved wooden doll parts from the super-talented doll artists, Peter and Patricia Tyber, of Tyber Katz, for us to assemble, paint, and clothe.

Anthropomorphic cat art dolls by artists Peter and Patricia Tyber of Tyber KatzTheir dolls are wonderful, beautifully sculpted and hand painted. They are carved by Peter Tyber. Their dolls are painted by Patricia Tyber. Their dolls’ bodies and lovely clothing are made by Patricia Tyber as well. Please go check them out on their website, tyberkatz.com.

Anthropomorphic cat art dolls by artists Peter and Patricia Tyber of Tyber KatzI think these “Newbies” kittens might be my favorites.

Anthropomorphic cat art dolls by artists Peter and Patricia Tyber of Tyber KatzThere are all kinds of kitties, cats and kittens, and some bears in the box.

Anthropomorphic cat art dolls by artists Peter and Patricia Tyber of Tyber KatzWe were so surprised when Pat wrote to us, and offered to give these to us to assemble and paint. Some of these are the masters they used for carving.

Anthropomorphic cat art dolls by artists Peter and Patricia Tyber of Tyber KatzI plan to make bodies for them, assemble them, and make clothing for them. My studio-mate Max Bailey will do the painting. I’m sure it will take us a long time, as these are much bigger than we usually work, but I think they will turn out beautifully. Many, many thanks to Peter and Pat for this gift! And thank you for trusting us to finish these remarkable art dolls.

Anthropomorphic cat art dolls by artists Peter and Patricia Tyber of Tyber Katz