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Angelique, miniature bi-color ragdoll cat angel art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max Bailey

Angelique, miniature bi-color ragdoll cat angel art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max Bailey*Please note: We are putting our art dolls in our Etsy Shop. Please click here to have a look.*

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

Angelique, miniature bi-color ragdoll cat angel art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyAngelique is a bi-color Ragdoll angel kitten, with beautiful blue eyes.

Angelique, miniature bi-color ragdoll cat angel art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyAngel kittens are known to give helpful advice, and Angelique is no exception. She knows that even the grayest cloud has a silver lining. From soaring about in the heavens, she has first-hand knowledge that this is true. Her optimism is contagious.

Angelique, miniature bi-color ragdoll cat angel art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyAngelique wears a lovely soft mauve rose on her white angel robe.

Angelique, miniature bi-color ragdoll cat angel art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyAngelique 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.

Angelique, miniature bi-color ragdoll cat angel art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyAngelique 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.

Angelique, miniature bi-color ragdoll cat angel art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyAngelique is 1:12 scale. (One inch equals one foot.) She is 2 inches tall.

Angelique is available for $99.00, plus shipping. Please inquire to ruffings@ruffings.com
or click here to visit Angelique’s listing on Etsy.

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

Glider, miniature tabby cat angel art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max Bailey*Please note: We are putting our art dolls in our Etsy Shop. Please click here to have a look.*

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

Glider, miniature tabby cat angel art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyGlider is a tabby angel kitten with gold-and-green eyes.

Glider, miniature tabby cat angel art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyOf course all kittens are angels, but not all kittens have wings. If you hear a fluttering noise, and feel a tiny breeze, it is likely that an angel kitten is near.

Angelique, miniature bi-color ragdoll cat angel art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyGlider knows how to catch the wind under her wings and glide through the air without effort. Flying is her favorite thing to do. She goes mostly unnoticed, as most people don’t think to look upward to see a kitten.

Glider, miniature tabby cat angel art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyGlider wears a lovely dark pink rose on her white angel robe.

Glider, miniature tabby cat angel art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyGlider 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.

Glider, miniature tabby cat angel art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyGlider 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.

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

Glider is available for $99.00, plus shipping. Please inquire to ruffings@ruffings.com
or click here to visit Glider’s listing on Etsy.

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

Celeste, miniature ginger tabby cat angel art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max Bailey*Please note: We are putting our art dolls in our Etsy Shop. Please click here to have a look.*

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

Celeste, miniature ginger tabby cat angel art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyCeleste is a ginger tabby angel kitten with golden eyes.

Celeste, miniature ginger tabby cat angel art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyIt isn’t every day that you meet an angel kitten as lovely as Celeste. She is very sweet and very sociable, and talks in a soft little voice.

Celeste, miniature ginger tabby cat angel art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyCeleste thinks her life is really quite nice. She has everything she needs…..clean robes to wear, a fresh rose every day, and puffy white clouds to sit on.

Celeste, miniature ginger tabby cat angel art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyCeleste wears a golden yellow rose on her white angel robe.

Celeste, miniature ginger tabby cat angel art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyCeleste 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.

Celeste 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.

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

Celeste is available for $99.00, plus shipping. Please inquire to ruffings@ruffings.com
or click here to visit Celeste’s listing on Etsy.

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Brown Alumni Magazine, The BAM Holiday Gift Guide 2017, Hug Me Slugs Featured

Medium green and yellow Hug Me Slugs, plush toys by Elizabeth RuffingGuess who was featured in the Brown Alumni Magazine Holiday Gift Guide for 2017? My Hug Me Slugs! I submitted them to Brown Alumni Magazine for their annual holiday gift guide on almost the last day for submissions, and was surprised when Kerry Lachmann, who is in charge of the magazine’s annual holiday guide, wrote back in little more than an hour, accepting them and asking me to send them along to Providence, RI. She said, “The slugs are absolutely adorable! Can’t wait to see (‘meet’) them.” 🙂 Thank you, Kerry! I was very excited, and I think the slugs were too.

Brown Alumni Magazine, The BAM Holiday Gift Guide 2017, That Holiday GlowI mailed them to off to Brown University, and when they arrived, I got another message from Kerry, saying, “They have arrived and they are adorable!!! I took them around the office and introduced them to the staff (-: So sweet. Thanks!” The slugs must have been eating up all that attention. They have to compete with the cats and the bunny around here.

Brown Alumni Magazine, The BAM Holiday Gift Guide 2017, That Holiday Glow, Hug Me SlugsThis week, the print issue of the 2017 December/November Brown Alumni Magazine arrived, and there they were, peeking out from the page. They are back home now, and in my toy shop, waiting to be adopted.

Brown College Gates, Main Campus, photo by laaaaandyyyyyHere are some wintry photos of the Brown University campus. I walked through these gates every day my first year there, on my way across campus to go get my mail, or head to class.

Brown Main Campus, photo by danlo1996This is the main campus. In the warmer weather, it is covered in students.

Brown CVan Wickle GatesThese are the Van Wickle Gates. It is customary for first-year students to walk through them when starting at Brown, and then again when graduating. I participated in neither march through the gates, I have to say. I was a transfer student from Yale, and I went home before graduation!

Elizabeth home for Christmas break from collegeHere I am home on Christmas break from Brown. I think I had just turned twenty-one here. I was wearing a headband that only just fell apart a few weeks ago, and is lying on the chair next to me as I write this. My mom was always trying to get me to take that thing off. Ha. It does look silly.

Elizabeth came home from college with a catI came home with a cat from Brown. Her name was Tishi. She accompanied me home on Thanksgiving break, my first year there. Someone had dropped her inside the gate around my dorm, and she was yelling at the basement window. I fed her turkey strips from the salad bar, which I sneaked out of the dining hall, until I was able to get some cat food. She stayed at home with my very tolerant parents who cared for her while I was away at school. I missed her, but she was safer there. Brown doesn’t allow pets in dorms. You aren’t supposed to steal turkey from the salad bar either, no matter how much your cat you aren’t supposed to have in your room likes it.

Assorted Hug Me Slugs, stuffed slug toys and figurines by Elizabeth RuffingFortunately, they do allow Hug Me Slugs there. I have a bunch more I have been working on and posting in my shop. Please go have a look around.

Super Slugs, Hug Me Slugs, stuffed slug toys by Elizabeth RuffingI have Super Slugs,

Wonder Bunnies, Hug Me Bunnies, stuffed bunny rabbit toys by Elizabeth Ruffingand Wonder Bunnies,

Hug Me Bunnies, stuffed bunny rabbit toys by Elizabeth RuffingHug Me Bunnies,

Hug Me Kittens, stuffed kitty cat toys by Elizabeth Ruffingand Hug Me Kittens.

Sage green Hug Me Kitten, stuffed kitty cat toy by Elizabeth RuffingPeople have asked for little slugs, smaller than I can sew, and now I have slug figurines,

Hug Me Slug figurines by Elizabeth Ruffingand bunny rabbit figurines,

Hug Me Bunny Rabbit figurines by Elizabeth Ruffingand kitty cat figurines too.

Hug Me Kitten figurines by Elizabeth Ruffing

I will try to post more photos of my toys in more posts. Sorry to have been missing all year. We lost my dad last Christmas Eve. Last year, we were busy caring for him, and this year, adjusting to his not being with us.

Sending love your way and wishing you all a lovely holiday season.