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Busy days and a green bunny

Yellow and gray Hug Me Slugs, apple green Hug Me Bunny plush toys by Elizabeth RuffingI’ve mostly been finishing toys people have asked for, when I’ve had a chance to finish any toys, but I do have these gray and lemon yellow Hug Me Slugs over in my toy shop right now. The apple green Hug Me Bunny was a custom order and is already adopted. They each have my new colored eyes.

Apple green Hug Me Bunny plush toy by Elizabeth RuffingWe’ve had a lot going on lately, and I haven’t been able to sew as much as I would like. I’ve been doing my dad’s physical therapy with him. He’s been very good about doing his exercises and walking, but his balance is sometimes off. He wakes up a lot at night, and I think he may have taken up sleep walking. I hear him wandering the hall at night. He makes coffee and feeds the cats, and doesn’t remember doing it. I’ve had to strike a balance between checking on him and sleeping because I can’t get up every hour and hope to function.

Lemon yellow Hug Me Slug plush toy by Elizabeth RuffingDad’s scan results were not what any of us hoped they would be, but we still need to have more tests to confirm what is going on. I am hoping he can resume physical therapy with a trained physical therapist to help him with his balance, but first we need to get more appointments out of the way. I’ll keep doing his exercises with him either way.

Heather gray Hug Me Slug plush toy by Elizabeth RuffingHurricane Junonimo had her spay surgery done. She went into heat early, which was a surprise. She didn’t agree with the idea that she needed to rest afterward, and kept racing around. There was no where to confine her where she would not jump on things. The area got irritated and she pulled out one of her stitches.

Juno, orange kitten lounging on pillow, by Elizabeth RuffingThe vet tech fit her with a cone, but she had it off by the time we got home. I tried two different cones and made her an embarrassing dress to wear. She would have none of it.

Juno wearing a badly designed dress, by Elizabeth RuffingMy badly-designed Project Runway reject of a dress stayed on a little longer than the cones, but she got another stitch out. So, we took her to the vet, every other day, to make sure she was okay, until she had the remaining two stitches removed. She is fine now and has moved on to other mischief, like trying to march out the door whenever she gets a chance, and giving me back talk when I tell her to get off the kitchen counter.

Juno wearing a badly designed dress, while attacking her cone, by Elizabeth RuffingI took some friends’ suggestions to try Small Pet Select timothy hay for Oliver Bunny, since he is especially picky about hay. He chose it over his salad the first time I gave it to him.

Oliver Bunny eating his timothy hay, by Elizabeth RuffingI see him munching on it, which is good. He has disagreed that bunnies are supposed to have timothy hay as the bulk of their diet. My pets all seem to have rebellious ideas.

Oliver Bunny eating his timothy hay, by Elizabeth RuffingTrouble from next door also has rebellious ideas. He likes to see how close he can get to Santana without Santana noticing.

Trouble hiding in the garden, by Elizabeth RuffingSantana likes to sleep in the garden, and Trouble tucks himself in as inconspicuously as he can, a couple of feet away. The other day, he managed to hide, unnoticed for hours off the edge of the deck, before Santana spotted him. One time I found them lying next to each other under my car.

Santana sleeping in the garden, by Elizabeth RuffingOne night, Trouble was locked out of his house, and slept in Mr Bear’s house on the porch. Eventually, there was an argument. He likes to see how much he can get away with before Santana yells. He even sneaks food out of Santana’s bowl. I suspect he wants to be friends with Santana, but it doesn’t always work out well.

Trouble hiding next to the cat house, by Elizabeth RuffingHis brother Scooter doesn’t bother being stealthy. He lounges in plain view.

Scooter napping in sun rays, by Elizabeth RuffingHe and Trouble were coming over together for a while, when Dad’s physical therapist was making home visits, to watch Dad do his exercises. They both took a seat at the back door.

Scooter looking in our back door, by Elizabeth RuffingThey found it entertaining, most of the time.

Scooter looking in our back door, yawning, by Elizabeth RuffingI have to get those capes on my Wonder Bunnies. I made more Wonder Bunnies, and now I need to make more capes.

Wonder Bunny, Hug Me Bunny plush toy in progress by Elizabeth Ruffing

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Alissandra, miniature white fairy cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max Bailey

Alissandra, miniature white fairy cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyAlissandra is a handmade miniature original, one-of-a-kind cat art doll, hand painted and hand sculpted in paperclay by artist Max Bailey.

Alissandra, miniature white fairy cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyAlissandra is a white fairy kitten with lovely blue eyes.

Alissandra, miniature white fairy cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyThe flowers of the dogwood tree used to be all white until Alissandra came along.

Alissandra, miniature white fairy cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyA very artistic fairy kitten, Alissandra loves to paint, and has a special flair for color.

Alissandra, miniature white fairy cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyShe sculpted her little paint pot from the clay she found in the river bed, and then filled it with one of her favorite colors. With her special brush, she carefully tints the white petals of the dogwood flowers a delicate shade of pink.

Alissandra, miniature white fairy cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyNow and then, she sits down to rest and inspects her handiwork, checking to make sure there are no drips or smudges.

Alissandra, miniature white fairy cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyAlissandra is wearing a pretty wedgwood blue dress with pale blue-green sleeves and collar that have dark blue polka dots. A pink flower decorates the center of her collar.

Alissandra, miniature white fairy cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyAlissandra has magical wings that are blue blended out to mauve at the tips. They are accented with shapes of blue, yellow, violet, and pink.

Alissandra, miniature white fairy cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyNext to Alissandra is her current work of art, a white dogwood flower she has almost finished painting, with a forest green dogwood leaf. The flower, with its leaf, is a one-of-a-kind work of art designed and sculpted in paperclay, painted and varnished, and signed Max Bailey. Including the leaf, it is 2 and 1/2 inches long, and the flower is 1 and 1/2 inches wide.

Alissandra, miniature white fairy cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyAlissandra 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.

Alissandra, miniature white fairy cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyAlissandra 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.

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

Alissandra is available for $130.00, plus shipping. Please inquire to ruffings@ruffings.com or click here to visit Alissandra’s listing on Etsy.

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Vienna, miniature American Shorthair silver tabby fairy cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max Bailey

Vienna, miniature American Shorthair silver tabby fairy cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyVienna is a handmade miniature original, one-of-a-kind cat art doll, hand painted and hand sculpted in paperclay by artist Max Bailey.

Vienna, miniature American Shorthair silver tabby fairy cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyVienna is an American Shorthair silver tabby fairy kitten with yellow-green eyes.

Vienna, miniature American Shorthair silver tabby fairy cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyShe and her friend Vergil the bluebird are sitting on a log discussing the nature of things and the things of nature.

Vienna, miniature American Shorthair silver tabby fairy cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyAs winged creatures, they have much in common. They both know how to soar over the clouds and gently glide on the breeze. They like to sit and rest in wooded areas, especially on old logs that are part of the forest floor.

Vienna, miniature American Shorthair silver tabby fairy cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyThey compare notes on whether or not it will rain, and talk at great length about the creatures they have seen from above, both two-legged and four-legged.

Vienna, miniature American Shorthair silver tabby fairy cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyVienna envies Vergil’s beautiful voice. “I would like to be melodious too,” she tells him.

Vienna, miniature American Shorthair silver tabby fairy cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max Bailey“I will teach you how to sing,” Vergil volunteers, which pleases Vienna to no end. Together they practice the scales and then sing a song that can be heard all through the woods. Chipmunks and squirrels gather around to listen to their duet, and dance along as they sing.

Vienna, miniature American Shorthair silver tabby fairy cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyVienna is wearing a soft pale rose dress with dark rose petal sleeves. Her lovely wings are mauve blended out to vibrant blue at the tips. They are accented with shapes of pale yellow, gold, rose, and blue, with highlights of pale yellow. They are made from paperclay.

Vienna, miniature American Shorthair silver tabby fairy cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyVienna’s detailed log is also textured and sculpted in paperclay, and is a one-of-a-kind work of art that is painted, varnished, and signed Max Bailey. It is 2 inches long.

Vienna, miniature American Shorthair silver tabby fairy cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyVienna 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.

Vienna, miniature American Shorthair silver tabby fairy cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyVienna 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.

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

Vienna, miniature American Shorthair silver tabby fairy cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyUpdate: Vienna and Vergil have been adopted. Thank you!