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Ginger and George, tabby cat handmade original art doll with gingham alligator, by Max Bailey

Ginger and George, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Tabby Cat Doll with Alligator by Max BaileyThis is Ginger. Ginger is an orange and white tabby, and she’s a country cat. On summer nights, Ginger loves to sit on the porch in her wicker chair and listen to the crickets and the katydids.

Ginger and George, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Tabby Cat Doll with Alligator by Max BaileyOn pleasant fall days, she loves to walk through the dried leaves and hear them crunch and crackle under her shoes.

Ginger and George, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Tabby Cat Doll with Alligator by Max BaileyGinger loves gingham dresses, especially this one, with its ruffling ruffle and long sash that she ties in a pretty bow in the back.

Ginger and George, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Tabby Cat Doll with Alligator by Max BaileyShe also loves George, her gingham alligator. When she takes George out for a walk, all the chickens go clucking and running to the other side of the barnyard. She thinks maybe that’s because they don’t like the clatter George’s wooden wheels make as they roll over the pebbles by the back door.

Ginger and George, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Tabby Cat Doll with Alligator by Max BaileyGinger is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, created from my own design and pattern. She is made from 100% cotton fabric which is sewn, stuffed, and completely hand painted with acrylic paints. She is 13 inches tall.

Ginger and George, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Tabby Cat Doll with Alligator by Max BaileyI sculpted Ginger’s face from paperclay, which I smoothed into her fabric head. Her pearl cotton whiskers were threaded through the paperclay before it dried. I made her gingham dress from 100% cotton fabric, from my own design and pattern.

Ginger and George, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Tabby Cat Doll with Alligator by Max BaileyGinger is very accommodating. Her curly white-tipped tail supports her very well, so she will sit very prettily all by herself on a shelf or a table, or in a cabinet. She will also happily sit in a chair, or stand with a doll stand. (Doll stand not included.) Her arms are button-jointed.

Ginger and George, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Tabby Cat Doll with Alligator by Max BaileyGinger’s white on white polka dot bloomers are painted on, as are her striped tights, and the high-button scuffed up shoes that cover her kitty feet.

George, One-of-a-kind Folk Art Gingham Alligator by Max BaileyGeorge is made of wood. I painted him with my best version of green and white gingham, and gave him droopy eyelids and sleepy yellow eyes. He’s about 7 inches long and about 2 inches wide.

George, One-of-a-kind Folk Art Gingham Alligator by Max BaileyGinger is signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. Ginger and George are original works of art and are meant for display only.

Ginger and George, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Tabby Cat Doll with Alligator by Max BaileyUpdate: Ginger and George have already been adopted. Thank you!

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

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Sunny the Tuxedo Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey

Sunny the Tuxedo Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyThis is Sunny the tuxedo cat, named for his happy disposition and his round yellow eyes. Sunny is a good-natured and obedient cat. He’ll always come when he’s called if he feels like it.

Sunny the Tuxedo Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey

Sunny the Tuxedo Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Max BaileySunny’s favorite toy is a painted wooden car. He got it for Christmas and hasn’t parted with it since. It has porthole windows in the front, and little passengers in the back. When Sunny grows up, he wants to be a fisherman, or maybe a taxicab driver.

Sunny the Tuxedo Cat's Toy Car by Max Bailey

Sunny the Tuxedo Cat's Toy Car by Max Bailey

Sunny the Tuxedo Cat's Toy Car by Max BaileySunny is 13 inches tall. He’s wearing blue and white striped overalls with a big sun blanket-stitched onto the bib with orange embroidery thread. It matches the sun on the hood of his blue and orange car, which is 3 and 3/4 inches long.

Sunny the Tuxedo Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey

Sunny the Tuxedo Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyHe wears a bright yellow shirt with blue collar and cuffs, and white undershorts with blue polka dots. His socks have blue and orange checkered tops, and his little kitty feet are covered by brown lace-up boots. His arms are button-jointed. When he raises them you can see his black toes, and the white tufts of hair that curl around and in between them. His paws are needle sculpted.

Sunny the Tuxedo Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey

Sunny the Tuxedo Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Max BaileySunny 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 the front of his face from paperclay, which I smoothed into the fabric. His wiry whiskers are made from stiffened pearl cotton, threaded through the clay before it dried. Sunny is meant for display only.

Sunny the Tuxedo Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey

Sunny the Tuxedo Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyHe is signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation.

Sunny the Tuxedo Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Max BaileySunny can sit up all by himself. His white-tipped curly tail supports him nicely. He can also sit on a chair, or stand with a doll stand. (Chair and doll stand not included.)

Sunny the Tuxedo Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey

Sunny the Tuxedo Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyUpdate: Sunny and his toy car have already been adopted. Thank you!

Sunny the Tuxedo Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey

Sunny the Tuxedo Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey

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Daphne, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey

Daphne, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyDaphne charms everyone she meets.

Daphne, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey

Daphne, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyWith her sweet little tabby cat face, and her big trusting yellow-green eyes, she has an air of total innocence.

Daphne, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey

Daphne, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyShe’s shy and unassuming, but she will happily raise her paw to show you her favorite glass fish bracelet.

Daphne, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey

Daphne's Fish Bracelet

Daphne, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyWatch out for Daphne, or she’ll steal your heart away.

Daphne, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey

Daphne, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyDaphne is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, made from 100% cotton fabric which is sewn, stuffed, and completely hand-painted with acrylic paints. She is 13 inches tall.

Daphne, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey

Daphne, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyI sculpted the front of her face from paper clay, which I smoothed into the fabric. Her whiskers are made from stiffened pearl cotton, threaded through the clay before it dried.

Daphne, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyHer arms are button-jointed, and her paws are needle-sculpted. I painted her fur in a multitude of tabby colors…silver gray, buff, ivory, gold, and black.

Daphne, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyHer pinafore is made from colorful fabric striped in orange, gold, purple, rose, and magenta. I painted her collar and cuffs to match the magenta stripe, and her tights to match the purple stripe. Her kitty feet are covered with ivory high-button shoes that have decorative toes and gold buttons.

Daphne, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyDaphne is signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation.

Daphne, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyDaphne can sit upright all by herself. Her tail supports her very nicely. She can also sit on a chair, or stand with a doll stand. (Chair and doll stand not included.) Daphne can even sit on the couch. She’s very good at watching TV.

Daphne, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey

Daphne, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat Folk Art Doll by Max BaileyUpdate: Daphne has already been adopted. Thank you!

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Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max Bailey

Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyI am happy to introduce Bluebell, a lovely Siamese mom. Wherever she goes, she carries her kitten tucked safely into the pocket of her dress.

Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyWise and watchful, her eyes are a brilliant sapphire blue. She is intelligent, inquisitive, and ready at any time to have a conversation.

Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyBluebell is as proper and respectable as a new mom could be, with her starched white collar, prim pearl buttons, and fashionable two-tone, top-stitched high-button shoes. From her bright white bloomers emerge kitty legs in striped blue and burnt orange tights that match the sleeves of her dress.

Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyBluebell’s dress has a bluebell flower on the chest pocket, and a fringed pocket on the skirt that matches the fringe at her hemline. She is 13 inches tall.

Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyLovable Bridget, though only 3 inches tall, is highly detailed right down to her tiny whiskers. Under her mom’s keen supervision, she’s just learning to explore the world that is hers.

Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyI absolutely love Siamese cats, and in making these two, wanted to show the stunning contrasts of a light-colored body, dark points, and extraordinary blue eyes.

Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyTo give her that Siamese profile, I modeled the front of Bluebell’s face from paper clay, smoothed into the fabric.

Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyHer whiskers are made from stiffened pearl cotton which I threaded through the paper clay before it dried. Her arms are button-jointed for easy posing, and her paws are needle-sculpted.

Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyBoth Bluebell and Bridget are made from 100% cotton fabric which is sewn, stuffed, and completely hand-painted with acrylic paints. They are original one-of-a-kind works of art, created from my own designs and patterns.

Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyThey are signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. They are meant for display only.

Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyBluebell can sit upright all by herself. Her tail supports her very nicely.

Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyShe can also sit in a chair, or stand with a doll stand. (Chair and doll stand not included.)

Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyUpdate: Bluebell and Bridget have already been adopted. Thank you!

Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max Bailey

Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max Bailey

Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyBluebell and Bridget’s tabby cat friend is Daphne. Update: Daphne has been adopted as well. Thanks again!

Bluebell and Bridget and Daphne, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten and Tabby Cat Folk Art Dolls by Max Bailey