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Fiona the Calico Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing

Fiona the Calico Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth RuffingThis is Fiona. Fiona has a lovely, well-mannered family.

Fiona the Calico Kitten, Hedda, and Ziggy the Tuxedo Kitten Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Dolls by Elizabeth Ruffing and Max BaileyWell, almost. Sometimes, she and her little brother, Ziggy, get a little wild on their bicycles.

Fiona the Calico Kitten, Ziggy the Tuxedo Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Dolls by Elizabeth RuffingSometimes Mama yells and waves her paws in the air. It’s funny when she does that.

Fiona the Calico Kitten, Ziggy the Tuxedo Kitten, Hedda, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Dolls by Elizabeth Ruffing and Max BaileySometimes Fiona and Ziggy play Pat-a-cake.

Fiona the Calico Kitten, Ziggy the Tuxedo Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Dolls by Elizabeth RuffingOr they play with Ziggy’s car, on the handmade quilt Mama made just for Fiona. It has a hand-embroidered blue butterfly in the center. Fiona and Ziggy pretend it’s real and try to pounce on it.

Fiona the Calico Kitten, Ziggy the Tuxedo Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Dolls by Elizabeth Ruffing

Fiona the Calico Kitten's Butterfly Mini Quilt, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll and Quilt by Elizabeth Ruffing

Fiona the Calico Kitten's Butterfly Quilt, Detail,, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll and Quilt by Elizabeth RuffingWhen Fiona gets tired, she loves to take a nap under her quilt.

Fiona the Calico Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth RuffingMama hand stitched her quilt from pieces of cotton fabric she had from the dress she made for Fiona. It has a pretty blue ribbon at the waist. Fiona tries to keep it clean and neat, like Mama says.

Fiona the Calico Kitten's Dress, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll and Dress by Elizabeth RuffingFiona like to pretend she is a kitty model while she wears it. She imagines she is on the catwalk and everyone is taking her picture.

Fiona the Calico Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing

Fiona the Calico Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing

Fiona the Calico Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing

Fiona the Calico Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing

Fiona the Calico Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth RuffingSometimes she even pretends she is a kitty underwear model, but only in her room with the door shut!

Fiona the Calico Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth RuffingThen she usually takes another nap.

Fiona the Calico Kitten, Hedda, and Ziggy the Tuxedo Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Dolls by Elizabeth Ruffing and Max BaileyOnce she’s rested, it’s time for another bike ride with Ziggy!

Fiona the Calico Kitten, Hedda, and Ziggy the Tuxedo Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Dolls by Elizabeth Ruffing and Max Bailey

Fiona the Calico Kitten, Hedda, and Ziggy the Tuxedo Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Dolls by Elizabeth Ruffing and Max Bailey

Fiona the Calico Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth RuffingFiona is approximately 10 inches tall when standing and approximately 6 1/4 inches tall when sitting. Her curled tail helps her to sit up. She is made from 100% cotton fabric which is painted with acrylic paint. Her face is sculpted from paperclay with painted thread whiskers that were inserted before the clay dried. She is from my own original pattern and was handsewn and handsculpted by me, Elizabeth Ruffing. No molds were used. She is a completely original and one-of-a-kind art doll. Fiona is signed and dated, and She is sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. She is meant for display only. She comes with a hang tag, a certificate of authenticity, and a copy of her story.

Fiona the Calico Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth RuffingFiona comes with her handmade doll quilt and her lovely original dress. They are also made from my own design and patterns, as is the hand embroidered butterfly in the center of Fiona’s quilt. The quilt measures inches square and it painstakingly quilted with little hand stitches. It is made from 100% cotton materials. (Bicycles, doll stands, and other dolls shown are not included. Little brother Ziggy can be found here and Mama Hedda can be found here.)

Fiona the Calico Kitten, Hedda, and Ziggy the Tuxedo Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing and Max BaileyFiona and her doll quilt are currently available for $425.00, with free Priority Mail, insured, shipping within the United States. Priority Mail International, insured, is available for $20 to Europe, Australia, Canada, and Mexico. Please inquire to ruffings@ruffings.com or find her in our Ruffing’s Etsy shop by clicking here.

Fiona the Calico Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing

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Ziggy the Black-and-White Tuxedo Kitten Original One-of-a-kind Cat Art Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing

Ziggy the Black-and-White Tuxedo Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Cat Art Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing

Ziggy the Black-and-White Tuxedo Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Cat Art Doll by Elizabeth RuffingZiggy is a handmade original, one-of-a-kind black-and-white tuxedo kitten art doll, hand painted and hand sculpted in paperclay by artist Elizabeth Ruffing.

It’s bedtime for Ziggy.

Ziggy the Black-and-White Tuxedo Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Cat Art Doll by Elizabeth RuffingHe’s wearing his yellow pajamas, and he’s supposed to be sound asleep. But his bright little eyes are wide open, and he’s ready for another adventure.

Ziggy the Black-and-White Tuxedo Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Cat Art Doll by Elizabeth RuffingWhen Ziggy’s mother comes into the room, she sees only the white tip of his tail and one yellow foot sticking out from under the bed.

Ziggy the Black-and-White Tuxedo Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Cat Art Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing“What are you doing, Ziggy?” she asks, rolling her eyes.

Ziggy the Black-and-White Tuxedo Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Cat Art Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing“I’m taking my car for a ride through the tunnel,” answers Ziggy, in muffled tones.

Ziggy the Black-and-White Tuxedo Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Cat Art Doll by Elizabeth RuffingWhen at last Ziggy has curled up in his bed, he is already making plans for the next day.

Ziggy the Black-and-White Tuxedo Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Cat Art Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing“I bet I could take my car for a ride under a waterfall,” he thinks, as he drifts off to sleep.

Ziggy the Black-and-White Tuxedo Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Cat Art Doll by Elizabeth RuffingZiggy is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, created from my own design and pattern. He is made from 100% cotton fabric which is sewn, stuffed, and completely hand painted with acrylic paints. I sculpted Ziggy’s face from paperclay, which I smoothed into his fabric head. His whiskers are made of painted cotton thread. They were threaded through the paperclay before it dried. No molds were used to create Ziggy.

Ziggy the Black-and-White Tuxedo Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Cat Art Doll by Elizabeth RuffingZiggy’s curly white-tipped tail supports him very well, so he can sit all by himself on a shelf or a table, or in a cabinet. His arms and legs are button-jointed with decorative metal buttons.

Ziggy the Black-and-White Tuxedo Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Cat Art Doll by Elizabeth RuffingZiggy’s pastel yellow onesie pajamas are painted on, as are his periwinkle blue collar, cuffs, and buttons. His kitty feet are needle sculpted to give definition to his little kitty toes. He is approximately 5 3/4 inches tall when sitting and about 8 1/4 inches long when stretched out.

Ziggy the Black-and-White Tuxedo Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Cat Art Doll by Elizabeth RuffingZiggy’s car is made of wood. I painted it pistachio green, with a purple interior. It’s about 3 1/2 inches long and about 1 3/4 inches wide.

Ziggy the Black-and-White Tuxedo Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Cat Art Doll by Elizabeth RuffingZiggy is signed and dated. Ziggy and his special car are sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. They are meant for display only. He comes with a hang tag, a certificate of authenticity, and a copy of his story.

Ziggy the Black-and-White Tuxedo Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Cat Art Doll by Elizabeth RuffingZiggy is available for adoption for $249.99. Please inquire to ruffings@ruffings.com


Ziggy the Black-and-White Tuxedo Kitten, Original One-of-a-kind Cat Art Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing

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Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat Art Doll with a White Rabbit by Max Bailey

Hedda Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat Art Doll by Max Bailey

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max BaileyHedda is a handmade original, one-of-a-kind calico cat art doll, hand painted and hand sculpted in paperclay by artist Max Bailey. Hopper is her white rabbit.

This is Hedda. She and Hopper the bunny are the best of friends. She’s a calico cat with watchful green eyes. He’s a white bunny with inquisitive blue eyes. They see everything that everybody is doing.

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max BaileyHedda and Hopper also have big ears. They listen to anything anybody says. There are no secrets these two don’t know.

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max BaileyIf there is something (or a bit of nothing) you would like to know, they would be happy to tell you about it. They provide this very valuable service for no charge, which is somewhat less than the cost of a newspaper.

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max BaileyWho was invited to Lulu’s party? What did Samantha name her new kittens? Who bought that pretty dress that was in the shop window…the one with the big bow in front? They know.

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max Bailey

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max BaileyHedda is wearing that soft yellow and orange dress, with the big bow and a ruffle that frames her pretty face. Her arms are button jointed with antique looking metal buttons of filigreed gold on black, so she can easily pose.

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max BaileyHer blouse is cream colored with yellow cuffs, painted on, as are her white bloomers with yellow polka dots, and her two-toned high button shoes. She’s an original one-of-a-kind work of art created from my own design and pattern, and is made from 100% cotton fabric which I sewed, stuffed, and completely hand painted with acrylic paints. I made her dress from 100% cotton fabric, and it too is created from my own design and pattern.

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max BaileyHedda is 13 inches tall. Her face was sculpted from paperclay smoothed into her fabric head, and her stiffened pearl cotton whiskers were threaded through the paperclay before it dried.

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max Bailey

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max BaileyHopper the white bunny is made of wood. I painted his eyes a brilliant blue and coordinated his colors to match those in Hedda’s dress. He’s about 4 ½ inches long and 2 inches wide.

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max Bailey

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max BaileyHedda’s curly tail allows her to sit up all by herself on a shelf or a table, or in a cabinet. She can also sit in a chair or stand with a doll stand. (Chair and doll stand not included.)

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max BaileyShe is signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. Hedda and Hopper are one-of-a-kind original works of art and are meant for display only. They come with a hang tag, a certificate of authenticity, and a copy of her story.

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max BaileyHedda and Hopper are available for $649.99. Please inquire to ruffings@ruffings.com

Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat with a White Rabbit Art Doll by Max Bailey

Ginger and George, Crabby Alice and Ruthie, and Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyHedda and Hopper’s friends are Ginger and George (left) and Crabby Alice and Ruthie (center).

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Lila Lovebunny, Original One-of-a-kind Bunny Rabbit Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey

Lila Lovebunny, Original One-of-a-kind Bunny Rabbit Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyLila Lovebunny loves pink. She also loves Valentine’s Day, Easter, carrots, clover, and bright sunny days. Most of all, she loves love.

Lila Lovebunny, Original One-of-a-kind Bunny Rabbit Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyLila is thought to be the prettiest bunny in the meadow. She has a special beauty, elegance, and dignity unmatched by any of the other lady bunnies, who love her just the same.

Lila Lovebunny, Original One-of-a-kind Bunny Rabbit Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyEvery year, the president of the white chocolate factory in town asks her to pose for his spring line of Easter bunnies, and every year, she is most happy to oblige. She always looks straight ahead at the world around her, and the world admiringly looks back.

Lila Lovebunny, Original One-of-a-kind Bunny Rabbit Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyToday, Lila is all aglow with the fact that she’s wearing her favorite pink dress, and the fact that she baked heart-shaped and frosted carrot cookies, no small task for a bunny. She carries them in a picnic basket, and offers one to each of her many friends.

Lila Lovebunny, Original One-of-a-kind Bunny Rabbit Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyThe gentlemen bunnies stand upright in the field when they see her approaching, and their bunny hearts beat a little faster. “It’s lovely Lila Lovebunny,” they whisper to themselves, in awe of her sweetness.

Lila Lovebunny, Original One-of-a-kind Bunny Rabbit Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyI think Lila is my most beautiful work to date, and she is certainly the largest, at 21 inches tall standing. She is approximately 14 inches tall sitting . She became more endearing in the process of creating her. I started with her head, an original sculpture I made from paper clay. At the point when I painted her pretty blue eyes, she seemed to take on a sweet personality of her own.

Lila Lovebunny, Original One-of-a-kind Bunny Rabbit Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyI then created the design for her body, which is made from cotton fabric, then stuffed and painted with acrylic paints.

Lila Lovebunny, Original One-of-a-kind Bunny Rabbit Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyOn spring evenings, there are often as many as three or four cottontail rabbits in my backyard. If they notice me watching them, they will sit up with their front paws bent, as Lila’s are, and I wanted to capture that pose. It took a lot of trial and error to figure out how to create bent paws from sewn fabric and stuffing. They are button-jointed at the shoulders for flexibility.

Lila Lovebunny, Original One-of-a-kind Bunny Rabbit Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyMs. Lovebunny’s pretty little tail was made from soft novelty yarn, and her whiskers, made of stiffened pearl cotton, were threaded through her head before the paper clay was dry.

Lila Lovebunny, Original One-of-a-kind Bunny Rabbit Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyHer Sunday best dress is my original design, and is made from pink cotton fabric. I painted the heart-and-flower design down the front and around the hem, in tones of mauve, red, periwinkle blue, and green.

Lila Lovebunny, Original One-of-a-kind Bunny Rabbit Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyHer fashionable (but not exactly dainty) brown leather shoes, with their white bows and laces, are painted on, as are the striped stockings that match the colors of the design on her dress. The finishing touch was the ruffled collar made from cotton lace, which I think made her look even more feminine and old-fashioned.

Lila Lovebunny, Original One-of-a-kind Bunny Rabbit Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyLila’s basket and heart-shaped cookies are made of wood, painted and varnished.

Lila Lovebunny, Original One-of-a-kind Bunny Rabbit Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyLila can stand with a doll stand, or sit on a chair or a shelf (chair and doll stand not included). She is signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. Lila and her basket of cookies are meant for display only. She comes with a hang tag, a certificate of authenticity, and a copy of her story.

Lila Lovebunny, Original One-of-a-kind Bunny Rabbit Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyLila is available for $750.00, with free Priority Mail, insured, shipping within the United States. Priority Mail International, insured, is available for $20 to Europe and Australia, and for $10 to Canada and Mexico. Please inquire to ruffings@ruffings.com

Lila Lovebunny, Original One-of-a-kind Bunny Rabbit Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyLila Lovebunny is available for $750.00, with free Priority Mail, insured, shipping within the United States. Priority Mail International, insured, is available for $20 to Europe, Australia, Canada, and Mexico. Please inquire to ruffings@ruffings.com or find her in our Ruffing’s Etsy shop by clicking here.