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Blue Polka-dotted Alley Cat Angel Sock Kitten

Blue polka-dotted Alley Cat Angel Sock Kitten by Elizabeth RuffingI have another Alley Cat Angel sock kitten, a blue one with dark-blue polka-dots, and a bright yellow fleece heart. Once again, ten dollars from the adoption of this sock kitten will go to a local cat rescue, Alley Cats and Angels of NC.

Blue polka-dotted Alley Cat Angel Sock Kitten by Elizabeth RuffingThis angel was photographed with our purple ageratum, which blooms for a long while this time of year. Most of the other flowers have gone to sleep until spring.

Blue polka-dotted Alley Cat Angel Sock Kitten by Elizabeth RuffingHere is a view of the fleece wings. My first Alley Cat Angel had sock wings, but I like to work with fleece. So, I switched. I like the soft fuzziness.

Blue polka-dotted Alley Cat Angel Sock Kitten by Elizabeth RuffingI will be posting my new handmade stuffed animal toys in our Ruffing’s shop.

Blue polka-dotted Alley Cat Angel Sock Kitten by Elizabeth RuffingI went to photograph more rescue cats and kittens. This is Miracle, who really is a miracle. The rescue has worked so hard to rejuvenate her, after she was very badly malnourished and her growth had been stunted. You can see what she looked like when she was first rescued, and the transformation is incredible. There are earlier photos of Miracle in this album on Facebook.

Miracle kitten from Alley Cats and Angels Rescue of North Carolina, photo by Elizabeth RuffingMiracle is doing great now, and as of the other day, she is just shy of two pounds, which is a huge improvement for her. Here she is playing with a kitten who is approximately her own age. That’s how tiny she is! Now she has a round belly like all healthy kittens should have, and she is playing with toys too. All major turns for her.

Miracle kitten from Alley Cats and Angels Rescue of North Carolina, photo by Elizabeth RuffingMiracle is only in a cage, which is quite ample for her, temporarily, for safety when she is without human supervision, because she has had an atrophied leg, which is improving.

Miracle kitten from Alley Cats and Angels Rescue of North Carolina, photo by Elizabeth RuffingI watched her wrestle with her stuffed animals before getting tired. She settled in with her pink teddy bear for a nap.

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Four Hug Me Kittens, two Hug Me Slugs, handmade stuffed animal toys

Gold fleece Hug Me Kitten by Elizabeth RuffingThese are the fleece Hug Me Kittens I finished yesterday, and the Hug Me Slugs I finished today. I’ve been running outside in between finishing small groups, or even finishing one, to photograph them. I will be posting my new handmade stuffed animal toys in our Ruffing’s shop.

Dark berry pink fleece Hug Me Kitten by Elizabeth RuffingOrdinarily, I like to keep doing whatever task I am already doing, because I feel like I get more done that way, but I’ve been accumulating crowds of unfinished creatures. Finishing them up feels good too.

Gold fleece Hug Me Kitten by Elizabeth RuffingOnce I get more proficient at digital coloring, I’d like to get some of these characters in two-dimensional form, and maybe try some illustrated stories.

Pink fleece Hug Me Kitten by Elizabeth RuffingI’d like to learn more about putting stories together in PDF format. That seems like an interesting idea. Maybe someday there will be a single standard format for eBooks, so people can read them on all the various devices that are available. I see that Pages lets you create both PDF and ePub files. More for me to learn.

Magenta-purple fleece Hug Me Slug by Elizabeth RuffingI might try personalized prints celebrating births or special occasions. I’d also like to think of some fun things I could mix with artwork, beyond having prints. It would be great to have some items that I don’t have to make myself, as all the handmade items require more of an investment of time than most people probably realize.

Soft light orange fleece Hug Me Slug by Elizabeth RuffingI do enjoy making things by hand. It would just be nice to expand beyond that.

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Three fleece Hug Me Kittens who scampered off already

Orange, gold, and lemon yellow fleece Hug Me Kittens by Elizabeth RuffingI finished three new fleece Hug Me Kittens this week, and they were snapped up before I was finished photographing them. 🙂 They went on their way yesterday. I will be posting my new handmade stuffed animal toys in our Ruffing’s shop.

Lemon yellow fleece Hug Me Kitten by Elizabeth RuffingI love this lemon yellow,

Lemon yellow fleece Hug Me Kitten by Elizabeth Ruffingand the silly expression,

Lemon yellow fleece Hug Me Kitten by Elizabeth Ruffingand the funny tail.

Lemon yellow fleece Hug Me Kitten by Elizabeth RuffingThese came out about 8 inches tall.

Gold fleece Hug Me Kitten by Elizabeth RuffingThese are my gold and orange fleece colors.

Orange fleece Hug Me Kitten by Elizabeth RuffingMore custom Hug Me Slugs went off this week too, to their new homes.

Light green, orange, and yellow Hug Me Slugs by Elizabeth Ruffing, original art toysI received this adorable photo of a new collector of Hug Me Slugs! So cute.

Baby playing with his Hug Me Slug by Elizabeth Ruffing, original art toysI visited the handsome Jack and Ignatius, two rescue kittens. Jack just got neutered this week and will be up for adoption soon. Update: Jack has been adopted.

Jack the orange kitten, Alley Cats and AngelsHe’s so photogenic. These are two of my favorite photos of him.

Jack the orange kitten, Alley Cats and AngelsHis playing and cuddling buddy, Ignatius, who is beautiful too.

Ignatius the gray-and-white kitten, Alley Cats and AngelsIgnatius is available for adoption already. Update: Ignatius was adopted today, at his very first adoption event!

Ignatius the gray-and-white kitten, Alley Cats and Angels