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Carly and Cora, miniature tabby cat art dolls, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kittens by artist Max Bailey

Carly and Cora, miniature tabby cat art dolls, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kittens by artist Max BaileyCarly and Cora are handmade miniature original, one-of-a-kind cat art dolls, hand painted and hand sculpted in paperclay by artist Max Bailey.

Carly and Cora are very curious little tabby kittens who have just discovered something on the kitchen table that smells really good.

Carly and Cora, miniature tabby cat art dolls, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kittens by artist Max Bailey“What is that?” Cora asks Carly.

“I think it’s a grilled cheese sandwich,” Carly answers.

Carly and Cora, miniature tabby cat art dolls, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kittens by artist Max Bailey“Is it ours?” asks Cora. Her green eyes get very big.

“It might be, if we eat it right now,” Carly says. “Let’s split it. You eat the bread half and I’ll eat the cheese half.”

Carly and Cora, miniature tabby cat art dolls, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kittens by artist Max Bailey“Will we get in trouble?” Cora asks.

“Well, okay, let’s just lick it,” Carly answers. “No one will ever notice.”

Carly and Cora, miniature tabby cat art dolls, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kittens by artist Max BaileyCora nods solemnly in agreement.

Carly and Cora, miniature tabby cat art dolls, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kittens by artist Max BaileyCarly wears a green pinafore with darker green trim on the shoulder ruffles. Her blouse is soft ivory.

Cora’s pinafore is sunny yellow with gold trim. She wears it over a pale blue-green blouse.

Carly and Cora, miniature tabby cat art dolls, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kittens by artist Max BaileyCarly and Cora sit on flowered cushions decorated with golden roses and green leaves. Their white kitchen chairs have wooden seats that match the round kitchen table with the white pedestal base.

Carly and Cora, miniature tabby cat art dolls, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kittens by artist Max BaileyCarly and Cora were painted under a magnifying light, with tiny brushes, one hair at a time. They are signed and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation, and come with a certificate of authenticity.

Carly and Cora are 1:12 scale. (One inch equals one foot.) They are 1 and 1/2 inches tall.

Carly and Cora, miniature tabby cat art dolls, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kittens by artist Max BaileyUpdate: Carly and Cora have been adopted. Thank you!

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Cornflowers and cats

Cornflowers by Elizabeth RuffingI’m on the mend, and no X-rays of my cat bites were needed. No toys to show for myself yet. So, I thought I would share my pretty cornflowers instead.

Cornflowers by Elizabeth RuffingI can bend my finger but I’m still making slug eyeballs before finishing any toys. My finger still hurts if I bump it into anything, and fleece eyeballs are so small, bumping into them isn’t an issue.

Petting Santana the Peeping Tom Cat by Elizabeth RuffingSantana has forgiven me for breaking up his argument with Trouble, and for scolding him.

Santana the Peeping Tom Cat looking mischievous by Elizabeth RuffingOr I think he has, for the most part. I am watching out for those paws. He is an unpredictable guy.

Trouble (the cat) following me by Elizabeth RuffingTrouble has come back without fail. That is him next to my catalpa tree. I wish I had had my camera just before I took that picture, because he came over with his brothers, Scooter and Fish, in a pack, and they all took a walk with Jude and me. They find his harness and leash fascinating.

Trouble (the cat) following me by Elizabeth RuffingTrouble likes to do things with me, plant trees, trim kudzu, mow the lawn. He and Santana watched me a few feet apart since their spat, with no more than some dirty looks.

Cornflowers by Elizabeth RuffingI managed to get some mowing done, but not the push mowing, since that has definite bumping potential. Trouble watched me ride back and forth on the rider mower, at least twenty times. Then he decided to run out and leap in front of me. I think he wanted me to chase him on the mower. I’ve discovered he likes to be chased sometimes, which may be what got him into trouble with Santana, who chases him all the way back into his garage, when Trouble sneaks up on him.

Cornflowers by Elizabeth RuffingI think they get lonely when no one is home, and then they come to see me. No one seemed to be around for a while, when they all came over. I asked if there was an emergency, and offered to look after them if there were. I didn’t hear back. Hopefully everything is okay.

Tabby cat playing with a catnip lobster by Elizabeth RuffingI found a catnip lobster online for Miss Henrietta, who was very appreciative. The lobster came in a group of toys, all made of corduroy. She makes a nest out of them and sleeps in them. They are from HuggleKats. I found them on the Foster and Smith site.

Well, I think am good to sew, if anyone is waiting for me to put some toys in my shop. Feel free to ask me if I have a slug almost ready, if you would like one. I know I have plenty of eyeballs.