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

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

Buffie, miniature orange cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyBuffie is a buff-orange tabby kitten with earnest blue-gray eyes and a pretty pink nose.

Buffie, miniature orange cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyBuffie is a tomboy, although with her sweet face and feminine clothes, you would never think so.

Buffie, miniature orange cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyShe loves to wrestle with her brothers. She can climb trees faster than they can, and can climb much higher.

Buffie, miniature orange cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyIn every race, she is first to the finish line.

Buffie, miniature orange cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyToday, Buffie is dressed in her light turquoise pinafore.

Buffie, miniature orange cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyShe wears it over a pale yellow blouse that has a white collar and white cuffs.

Buffie, miniature orange cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyBuffie’s wooden chair has a woven tan seat. She has declared it her personal chair, and it comes with her.

Buffie, miniature orange cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyBuffie 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.

Buffie, miniature orange cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyBuffie 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.

Buffie, miniature orange cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyBuffie is 1:12 scale. (One inch equals one foot.) She is 1 and 1/2 inches tall, not including her ears.

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

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Eyeballs, fingers, and delays

Toy eyeballs made of fleece by Elizabeth RuffingI was on the verge of getting a group of Hug Me Slugs done and ready to photograph. I made eyeballs of fleece in four sizes. I stuffed bodies. I sewed smiles. It was coming together. Then this happened…

Cat bites on my finger, Elizabeth RuffingMultiple deep puncture wounds. Swelling hand. Pain. A trip to the doctor. Antibiotic capsules and ointment.

As I’ve mentioned before, cats from different neighbors’ homes like to come visit here, and I like to see them. Usually, they coexist fairly peacefully. Unfortunately, one thinks it is funny to sneak up on another, who doesn’t like that. He likes to be left alone and nap on the porch or in the flowers. They got into a fight, which I broke up. The cats all seem to be fine, but I got bitten up quite badly.

I was told to keep a careful watch on it, keep it clean, ice it, and go for an X-ray if it looks suspicious at all, as cat bites can be serious and the infection can get in the bone. I can bend the knuckle on the back of my hand today, which is when I took this photo, but the chomped-on middle knuckle is still stiff. Between the goo on my hand and the swelling, working is not working out.

Oliver Bunny relaxing by Elizabeth RuffingSo, I am making like Oliver Bunny and trying to relax. The antibiotics are making me feel weird, or I hope it is the antibiotics!

Oh, I did manage to join Pinterest before this, if anyone would like to follow Hug Me Slugs and Friends by Elizabeth Ruffing there. I saw a lot of people had pinned my toys and I thought I would join, and thank people, as I like to do.

 

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Iris, miniature Russian Blue cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max Bailey

Iris, miniature Russian Blue cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyIris is a handmade miniature original, one-of-a-kind cat art doll, hand painted and hand sculpted in paperclay by artist Max Bailey.

Iris, miniature Russian Blue cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyThis is Iris. She’s a Russian Blue kitten with green eyes and a very sweet disposition.

Iris, miniature Russian Blue cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyIris has a happy life, and loves to play.

Iris, miniature Russian Blue cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyShe runs really fast and sometimes bumps into things.

Iris, miniature Russian Blue cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyShe jumps very high and sometimes misses her landing place, but it’s all part of the fun.

Iris, miniature Russian Blue cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyIris is dressed in an elegant orchid pink dress with a soft lilac rolled collar that comes down in front to the waistline.

Iris, miniature Russian Blue cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyShe perches on a soft ottoman upholstered in a fabric with pink and lilac-blue flowers.

Iris, miniature Russian Blue cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyIris 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.

Iris, miniature Russian Blue cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyIris 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.

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

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

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Nicholas, miniature Blue Persian cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max Bailey

Nicholas, miniature Blue Persian cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyNicholas is a handmade miniature original, one-of-a-kind cat art doll, hand painted and hand sculpted in paperclay by artist Max Bailey.

Nicholas, miniature Blue Persian cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyNicholas is a Blue Persian kitten.

Nicholas, miniature Blue Persian cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyHis friends call him Nautical Nicholas.

Nicholas, miniature Blue Persian cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyHe loves sailboats and loves to sail them in the stream that runs behind his house.

Nicholas, miniature Blue Persian cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyHe’s lost so many sailboats that now he ties a string on them so that he can retrieve them if they sail down the stream faster than he can run to catch up with them.

Nicholas, miniature Blue Persian cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyNicholas is wearing his favorite sailor suit.

Nicholas, miniature Blue Persian cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyIt has navy pants and a white shirt that has blue stripes and a red tie.

Nicholas, miniature Blue Persian cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyHis sailboat is green and red with a green and white striped sail.

Nicholas, miniature Blue Persian cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyNicholas is a one-of-a-kind work of art, and is meant for display only. He was sculpted from paperclay in multiple stages, to allow for drying and detailing.

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

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

Nicholas, miniature Blue Persian cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyNicholas is 1:12 scale. (One inch equals one foot.) He is 1 and 1/2 inches tall.

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