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Haley and Boo, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat and Kitten Art Dolls by Max Bailey

Haley and Boo, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat and Kitten Art Dolls by Max BaileyHaley is a calico cat, with a dramatic contrast of orange, black, and white fur set off by her pale yellow-green eyes. Haley’s little doll peeks out of the pocket of her pinafore. Haley calls her Boo.

Haley and Boo, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat and Kitten Art Dolls by Max BaileyUntil Boo came along, Haley sometimes felt lonely. She longed for a doll to be her companion, to share all her small adventures and big dreams.

Haley and Boo, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat and Kitten Art Dolls by Max BaileyHaley and Boo are now inseparable. They go everywhere together during the day, and Haley makes sure Boo is tucked in next to her at night.

Haley and Boo, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat and Kitten Art Dolls by Max BaileyToday, Haley is wearing her pretty gold pinafore with red hearts and sprays of green leaves. It has a ruffled bib, yellow buttons, and straps that cross in the back.

Haley and Boo, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat and Kitten Art Dolls by Max BaileyHer soft yellow shirt is decorated with bands of gold edged in green. Her pantaloons are golden ivory, and from them emerges her black and orange tail.

Haley and Boo, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat and Kitten Art Dolls by Max BaileyShe’s wearing green tights and two-tone dark brown and sienna brown high-button shoes.

Haley and Boo, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat and Kitten Art Dolls by Max BaileyBoo is wearing a green pinafore with gold buttons over her yellow shirt. Like Haley, she’s a calico cat with yellow- green eyes. She is 1 and 3/4 inches tall, and is sculpted from paperclay and painted with acrylic paints. She is one-of-a-kind.

Haley and Boo, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat and Kitten Art Dolls by Max BaileyHaley is also an original one-of-a-kind work of art, created from my own design and pattern. She is made from 100% cotton fabric which has been sewn, stuffed, and completely hand-painted with acrylic paint.

Haley and Boo, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat and Kitten Art Dolls by Max BaileyHaley’s paws are needle-sculpted, and her arms are button-jointed so that she can pose. Her face was sculpted from paperclay smoothed into her fabric head, and her whiskers are made from stiffened cotton thread.

Haley and Boo, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat and Kitten Art Dolls by Max BaileyHaley’s curled tail enables her to sit prettily all by herself on a shelf or on a table, or in a cabinet. She can also sit on a chair or stand with a doll stand. (Chair and doll stand not included.) Haley and Boo are made for display only.

Haley and Boo, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat and Kitten Art Dolls by Max BaileyHaley and Boo are signed and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. Haley is 8 and 1/2 inches tall.

Haley and Boo, Original One-of-a-kind Calico Cat and Kitten Art Dolls by Max BaileyUpdate: Haley and Boo have been adopted. Thank you!

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Libby, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Calico Kitten Art Doll by Max Bailey

Libby, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Calico Kitten Art Doll by Max BaileyLibby is a darling miniature calico kitten with amber eyes and a tiny pink nose.

She is wearing a grass green dress with pink collar and cuffs. It has tiny pink flowers with yellow centers on the bodice.

Libby, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Calico Kitten Art Doll by Max BaileyLibby comes with a mahogany-stained dollhouse spindle cradle. The mattress, pillow, and coverlet are soft green with a pattern of tan and pink, decorated with tiny red flowers. Libby climbs into her pretty bed for a nap in the afternoons.

Libby, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Calico Kitten Art Doll by Max BaileyLibby 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.

Libby, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Calico Kitten Art Doll by Max BaileyLibby 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.

Libby, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Calico Kitten Art Doll by Max BaileyLibby and her cradle are 1:12 scale. (One inch equals one foot.)

Libby stands 1 and 7/8 inches tall.

Libby, Original One-of-a-kind Dollhouse-sized Calico Kitten Art Doll by Max BaileyUpdate: Libby has been adopted. Thank you!

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New Art Doll Photo Prints

Opal the Pixie Kitten, Original, One-of-a-kind art doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth Ruffing, version 1, White Turkish Angora Cat with Lavender-pink ChrysanthemumsOpal the Pixie Kitten, Version 1

We just added new photo prints of our original, one-of-a-kind art dolls. Here are the first of the prints. They are made with the same archival cotton art paper and pigment inks as our other prints, and each comes in a protective cello sleeve. They are all made as they are ordered, one at a time, and are each hand signed.

Opal the Pixie Kitten, Original, One-of-a-kind art doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth Ruffing, version 2, White Turkish Angora Cat with Lavender-pink ChrysanthemumsOpal the Pixie Kitten, Version 2

Opal the Pixie Kitten, Original, One-of-a-kind art doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth Ruffing, version 3, White Turkish Angora Cat with Lavender-pink ChrysanthemumsOpal the Pixie Kitten, Version 3

Celeste the Pixie Kitten, Original, One-of-a-kind art doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth Ruffing, version 1, Tabby Cat with Golden-yellow ChrysanthemumsCeleste the Pixie Kitten, Version 1

Celeste the Pixie Kitten, Original, One-of-a-kind art doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth Ruffing, version 2, Tabby Cat, with Golden-yellow ChrysanthemumsCeleste the Pixie Kitten, Version 2

Celeste the Pixie Kitten, Original, One-of-a-kind art doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth Ruffing, version 3, Tabby Cat, with Golden-yellow ChrysanthemumsCeleste the Pixie Kitten, Version 3

Luna the Pixie Kitten, Original, One-of-a-kind art doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth Ruffing, version 1, Siamese Cat with Blue-purple Ageratum FlowersLuna the Pixie Kitten, Version 1

Luna the Pixie Kitten, Original, One-of-a-kind art doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth Ruffing, version 2, Siamese Cat with Blue-purple Ageratum FlowersLuna the Pixie Kitten, Version 2

Luna the Pixie Kitten, Original, One-of-a-kind art doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth Ruffing, version 3, Siamese Cat with Blue-purple Ageratum FlowersLuna the Pixie Kitten, Version 3

Three Little Kittens, Original, One-of-a-kind art dolls by Max Bailey, photo by Elizabeth Ruffing, Ginger Tabby Cat, Blue Persian Cat, and Calico Cat Original, One-of-a-kind Art DollsThree Little Kittens

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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