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Suzie the Sunflower Fairy Original One-of-a-kind Art Doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth Ruffing

Suzie the Sunflower Fairy, Original One-of-a-kind Art Doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth Ruffing

Suzie the Sunflower Fairy, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth RuffingSuzie the Sunflower Fairy is a handmade original, one-of-a-kind flower fairy art doll, handmade and hand painted by artists Max Bailey and Elizabeth Ruffing.

Here is Suzie, a cheerful little soul created to remind us all on dreary winter days, that spring is on its way. Suzie loves her job as Sunflower Fairy.

Suzie the Sunflower Fairy, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth RuffingWhen the earth is warming, she calls upon the sun to bring new life. Like magic, the little seeds that lay dormant in the cold of winter emerge as seedlings from the ground. With her sunflower wand, she touches them and gives them the strength they need to become tall and majestic. She watches over them, and loves their sunny friendly faces.

Suzie the Sunflower Fairy, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth RuffingIn the fall, when the birds and squirrels and chipmunks have had their fill of the sunflowers’ seeds, she takes the seeds that are left behind and gently tucks them into the earth, where they will emerge again next year.

Suzie the Sunflower Fairy, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth RuffingSuzie is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, created in collaboration by Max Bailey and Elizabeth Ruffing. Suzie is the first art doll Max and Elizabeth have made together. She is 12 and 1/2 inches tall, with a wingspan of 5 and 3/4 inches. Her body is sewn from cotton fabric, then stuffed and painted with acrylic paints. She has warm brown eyes, and brown hair streaked with gold from the summer sun. Her hair is sculpted from paper clay blended into the fabric.

Suzie the Sunflower Fairy, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth RuffingElizabeth made Suzie’s skirt from a pretty yellow cotton print with rose hearts and green leaves, and Max painted the top of her dress with matching hearts and leaves.

She wears little brown shoes with buttoned ankle straps, decorated with sunflowers. Her green tights are painted on, as are her ruffled white bloomers with rose ribbons.

Her wings are quilted and painted in a multitude of fairy-like colors, from pastels to bright greens and yellows. The sunflower wand she carries was created from wood and paper clay, and it is removable, should you need to borrow it to make your sunflowers grow.

Suzie the Sunflower Fairy, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth RuffingThere is a small loop in the top of Suzie’s head, in case you would like to hang her up. Suzie can also sit on a chair, or on a shelf, or stand with a doll stand (chair and doll stand not included). She is signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation.

Suzie the Sunflower Fairy, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth RuffingUpdate: Suzie the Sunflower Fairy has already been adopted. Thank you!

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Robin, Original, One-of-kind Folk Art Angel Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing

Robin, Painted Cloth Original Angel Art Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing

“Robin”

When the days start becoming long,
And the skies turn from gray to blue,
Robin sings her springtime song,
And life begins to start anew.
She calls her friends from whence they’ve flown,
And says it’s time to fly back home.

Original Poem Copyright 2006 Elizabeth Ruffing

Robin is the fifth in my series of five original, one-of-a-kind angel art dolls. She cradles a robin in her arms, as she has the special ability to speak to birds. Her blond curls are encircled by a garland of pink springtime flowers.

Robin is entirely painted by hand, using acrylic paints. She is a work of art, meant for display only. She is varnished for protection and preservation.

She has her own oak-stained wooden stand, which was handmade just for her. It slips in between her hand-quilted wings, and her body so she can stand.

Update: Robin has already been adopted. Thank you!

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April May, Original, One-of-kind Folk Art Angel Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing

April May, Painted Cloth Original Angel Art Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing

“April May”

April lets the flowers know
When it’s time to start to grow.
She wakes them from their winter beds,
And nudges them to raise their heads.
She whispers softly in their ears,
“The snow is gone and spring is near.”

Original Poem Copyright 2006 Elizabeth Ruffing

April May is my fourth angel, in my series of original, one-of-a-kind angel art dolls. April May holds a bouquet of spring flowers, and wears a white dress with peach-colored ribbons. She has red hair, and reddish-brown, antique-style shoes.

April May is completely hand painted with acrylic paint, and varnished for preservation and protection. Her oak-stained, handmade wooden stand slips between her hand-quilted wings and her body, to allow her to stand. April May is meant for display only.

Update: April May has already been adopted. Thank you!

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Rosetta, Original, One-of-kind Folk Art Angel Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing

Rosetta, Painted Cloth Original Angel Art Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing

Rosetta is my third angel, in my angel art doll series. Rosetta holds a bouquet of heart-tipped flowers. She also comes with her own poem…

“Rosetta”

Rosetta tends her fields with care,
For only seeds of love grow there.
She keeps them safe from wind and frost,
Protecting them at any cost.
She knows that love is pure and rare.
She knows it’s needed everywhere.

Original Poem Copyright 2006 Elizabeth Ruffing

Rosetta is an original, one-of-a-kind work of art, meant for display only. She has a handmade oak-stained doll stand, which slips in between her body and her hand-quilted wings. Rosetta is painted with acrylic paints, and is varnished for protection and preservation.

Update: Rosetta has already been adopted. Thank you!