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Cat art doll figurine, original one-of-a-kind beautiful ginger tabby Maine Coon with her adorable kitten, Catherine and Chester by Max Bailey

Catherine and Chester, Ginger Tabby Maine Coon Original One-of-a-kind Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Catherine and Chester, Ginger Tabby Maine Coon Original One-of-a-kind Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey“Catherine and Chester” is a handmade original, one-of-a-kind anthropomorphic cat art doll figurine, hand painted and hand sculpted in paperclay by artist Max Bailey.

Catherine and Chester, Ginger Tabby Maine Coon Original One-of-a-kind Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyCatherine is an orange tabby Maine Coon cat, who looks a bit bewildered by motherhood.

Catherine and Chester, Ginger Tabby Maine Coon Original One-of-a-kind Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyCatherine knows she needs at least one extra set of paws to keep up with her kitten. Little Chester seems to go in nine different directions all at once.

Catherine and Chester, Ginger Tabby Maine Coon Original One-of-a-kind Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyCatherine made a kitty bag for Chester, a blue polka dot one with a long strap that goes around her neck. Still, she has to keep one paw on the bag.

Catherine and Chester, Ginger Tabby Maine Coon Original One-of-a-kind Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyChester is so enthusiastic, he wiggles and mews at everyone and everything he sees.

Catherine and Chester, Ginger Tabby Maine Coon Original One-of-a-kind Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey“Mama, why do I have to stay in my kitty bag while we’re traveling?” Chester asks.

Catherine and Chester, Ginger Tabby Maine Coon Original One-of-a-kind Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyCatherine answers, “So I can see the top of your pretty little head.” When he asks again, she says, “So I can count your little white whiskers to make sure none of them are missing.”

Catherine and Chester, Ginger Tabby Maine Coon Original One-of-a-kind Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyCatherine takes Chester to the park. She takes him shopping. She takes him visiting. And, at the end of the day, she takes him home.

Catherine and Chester, Ginger Tabby Maine Coon Original One-of-a-kind Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyWhen he yawns, she puts him to bed, and Chester always says, “Good night, Mama. I had fun today.”

Catherine and Chester, Ginger Tabby Maine Coon Original One-of-a-kind Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey“Me too.” Catherine answers. She sighs happily, and falls asleep in her chair.

Catherine and Chester, Ginger Tabby Maine Coon Original One-of-a-kind Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey“Catherine and Chester” is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, meant for display only. No molds are ever used in my work. Catherine, Chester, and Chester’s kitty bag are hand-sculpted from paperclay, and are entirely hand-painted with acrylic paints.

Catherine and Chester, Ginger Tabby Maine Coon Original One-of-a-kind Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyCatherine wears a river blue dress with a jade green collar, cuffs, and sash tied in a big bow at the back. Pale blue flowers with jade green leaves decorate the sleeves and flow around the bottom of the skirt. Her striped orange tail emerges from her white petticoats. Catherine and Chester have whiskers made from stiffened cotton thread.

Catherine and Chester, Ginger Tabby Maine Coon Original One-of-a-kind Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyCatherine is signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. She rests firmly on a turned wooden base that is stained and sealed in golden oak.

Catherine is 9 and 1/4 inches tall. “Catherine and Chester” comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Catherine and Chester, Ginger Tabby Maine Coon Original One-of-a-kind Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey“Catherine and Chester” the original one-of-a-kind Maine Coon cat art doll figurine is available for $425.00, with free Priority Mail, insured, shipping within the United States. Please inquire to ruffings@ruffings.com

Chester’s big sister is Sunflower the Ginger Tabby Kitten, original one-of-a-kind cat art doll figurine.

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Please click here to visit Catherine and Chester’s adoption page.

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Hug Me Bunny stuffed animals and a helpful orange kitten

Juno orange kitten playing with superhero Wonder Bunnies fleece stuffed animals

Juno the orange kitten, in my box of Wonder Bunny stuffed animals by Elizabeth RuffingAt least one of my Wonder Bunny superhero bunny stuffed animals, which I am working on finishing next, grew an unusual tail, as you can see here.

I needed more assistance sewing stuffed animals than I realized!

Juno the orange kitten, in my box of Wonder Bunny stuffed animals, chewing cording by Elizabeth RuffingJuno, orange kitten helper extraordinaire, has been using her super powers to help me in any way she sees fit. Here she is helping cut a piece of cording with her sharp little teeth.

I use that to cord center my details on my toys. I didn’t really need it to be trimmed, or at least I didn’t know I needed it to be trimmed. Juno is insightful and has many creative recommendations for me.

Juno the orange kitten, napping with her elephant rattle, by Elizabeth RuffingI traded Juno’s elephant rattle for the toys I was sewing. It is a good thing she takes naps.

Juno the orange kitten waking up from her nap, by Elizabeth RuffingShe is growing up, and was 4 pounds at her vet visit today. She was only 14 ounces when Cheryl first found her. She is doing very well, and has started to have more frequent bursts of sweetness. She purrs, and gives head bumps and kisses. She still ends up biting us, but thank goodness she is calming down and learning to be nice.

Juno the orange kitten curling up for her nap in my toy box, by Elizabeth RuffingNow, if she can learn to behave around the bunny, I will be even happier. She doesn’t yet understand why throwing up her paws and pouncing on everyone isn’t always taken in the spirit of fun in which it was intended.

Hug Me Bunnies plush art toys, mauve, pink, and soft orange, by Elizabeth RuffingI have been finishing up fleece bunny stuffed animal art toys. I will post these in our Ruffing’s shop.

Hug Me Bunny plush art toy, pink fleece plushie, by Elizabeth RuffingThis pink Hug Me Bunny found a home already, but her mauve and soft light orange bunny friends are, at the moment, still available.

Hug Me Bunny plush art toy, mauve-pink fleece plushie, by Elizabeth RuffingThey have my new custom-printed two-tone eyes. I attached their eyes and hearts with embroidery floss, using a blanket stitch.

Hug Me Bunny plush art toy, soft orange fleece plushie, by Elizabeth RuffingI hand embroidered their smiles and noses too.

Hug Me Bunny hang tag with pen-and-ink art by Elizabeth RuffingEach one comes with a hang tag that can be personalized with a name and a message.

Hug Me Slug plush art toy, pink fleece plushie, by Elizabeth RuffingI finished my first Hug Me Slug with the new eyes as well. She is a very soft light pink fleece.

Hug Me Slug hang tag with pen-and-ink art by Elizabeth RuffingJust like the bunnies, she comes with a tag that can be personalized.