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

Augusta, miniature tabby cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyAugusta is a handmade miniature original, one-of-a-kind cat art doll, hand painted and hand sculpted in paperclay by artist Max Bailey

Augusta, miniature tabby cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyAugusta is a tabby kitten with yellow eyes.

Augusta, miniature tabby cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyShe’s everyone’s favorite kitchen companion.

Augusta, miniature tabby cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyAugusta knows exactly what time all meals are served.

Augusta, miniature tabby cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyPerched on her wooden stool, she checks all the ingredients and keeps a sharp eye on the cook.

Augusta, miniature tabby cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyShe often volunteers to do a taste test.

Augusta, miniature tabby cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyPunctuality, of course, is all-important.

Augusta, miniature tabby cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyAugusta wears a pretty orange dress with a cream-colored ruffle around the neck.

Augusta, miniature tabby cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyThe ruffle is bordered in blue.

Augusta, miniature tabby cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyAugusta is a one-of-a-kind work of art, and is meant for display only.

Augusta, miniature tabby cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyShe was sculpted from paperclay in multiple stages, to allow for drying and detailing.

Augusta, miniature tabby cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyAugusta 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.

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

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

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Clancy, miniature Maine Coon cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max Bailey

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

Clancy, miniature Maine Coon cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyThis is Clancy. He’s a wonderful tabby Maine Coon kitten with golden-green eyes.

Clancy, miniature Maine Coon cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyWhen Clancy grows up, he wants to be a farmer.

Clancy, miniature Maine Coon cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyEarly in the morning, just as the sun comes up, he will be out in the field with his tractor, tending to his crops.

Clancy, miniature Maine Coon cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyFor now, Clancy is happy to play with his little green toy tractor, given to him by his dad, who thinks he has great potential.

Clancy, miniature Maine Coon cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyClancy takes it outside and pushes it through the garden in the backyard, tending the soil and taking care of the plants.

Clancy, miniature Maine Coon cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyBy lunchtime, Clancy’s tan overalls and his tractor are covered in garden soil.

Clancy, miniature Maine Coon cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyClancy’s shirt has stripes of tan, green, and orange.

Clancy, miniature Maine Coon cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max Bailey He looks to the sky to see if the rain will soon fall to water his plants.

Clancy, miniature Maine Coon cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyClancy 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.

Clancy, miniature Maine Coon cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyClancy was painted under a magnifying light, with tiny brushes, one hair at a time. He is signed and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation, and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Clancy, miniature Maine Coon cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyClancy is 1:12 scale. (One inch equals one foot.) He is 2 inches tall.

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

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

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

Maura, miniature Himalayan cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyMaura got up early this morning. She painted flowers on her new kite, and tied some hair ribbons to its tail.

Maura, miniature Himalayan cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyThe sun is shining and the breeze is blowing, making a rustling sound in the trees. It’s a perfect day to go up to the top of the hill and fly her wonderful creation. She hopes it sails upwards to touch the clouds.

Maura, miniature Himalayan cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyMaura is dressed in her burnt orange jumper, over her soft blue shirt. She’s as ready as she’ll ever be.

Maura, miniature Himalayan cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyMaura 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.

Maura, miniature Himalayan cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyMaura 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.

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

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

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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