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Tulip Hug Me Bunnies, Hug Me Slug handmade stuffed animal toys, and a new original tabby cat art doll

Red, orange, yellow, blue tulip print Hug Me Bunny rabbit art toys by Elizabeth RuffingI hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. I got a little sewing in. These are my tulip bunny Hug Me Bunny stuffed animal toys. I’ve had this fabric for a long time, and could never decide what I should make with it. It is very bright, cheerful, and showy, and needed a project where it could stand alone.

Red, orange, yellow, blue tulip print Hug Me Bunny rabbit art toy by Elizabeth RuffingThese two red rabbits are about 12 inches tall.

Red, orange, yellow, blue tulip print Hug Me Bunny rabbit art toy by Elizabeth RuffingI finished some more 12-inch fleece Hug Me Slug handmade stuffed animals as well. This yellow one already has a new home. I’m sending him and some others out tomorrow. I hope the lines at the Post Office will be reasonable. From what I’ve heard, Monday is when people run in to start mailing all the things they braved Black Friday to purchase as gifts.

Bright yellow fleece Hug Me Slug art toy by Elizabeth RuffingI’ve been avoiding the stores myself this weekend, but still need to make a run for some food. I’m not crazy about the idea of diving into the crowds.

Dark pink and medium pink fleece Hug Me Slug art toys by Elizabeth RuffingI will be posting my new handmade stuffed animal toys in our Ruffing’s shop

Art Nouveau cotton print fabricsI did get to the fabric stores this week though, and picked up some pretty new prints I intend to use for more bunnies. I have a couple of sock kittens to dress as well, but I am using solid colors and some decorative machine stitching on their clothes.

Meredith, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Cat Art Doll by Max BaileyWe just posted a new original, one-of-a-kind tabby cat art doll named Meredith on our Ruffing’s blog. She is another very pretty doll by Max Bailey.

Tabby kittens and Josie on cat tree, by Elizabeth RuffingThe kitten sisters had their big spay day on Monday, and they got their microchips and their booster shots. They needed to rest for a couple of days. They are back to their usual selves now, and staying out loose in the house after bedtime. They have been surprisingly well behaved and quiet at night.

Bertie gets a bath, by Elizabeth RuffingThey still do plenty of tearing around, in between napping. They’ve been getting along well with the other cats here. Bertie asked for this bath.

Josie and Bertie asleep in adjoining cat beds, by Elizabeth RuffingThey are trying out the various cozy spots for naps. There has been a lot of competition for this one particular perch, which is Josie’s favorite. Phoebe keeps stealing it and will not budge.

Josie and Bertie asleep in adjoining cat beds, by Elizabeth Ruffing

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Yellow Alley Cat Angel Sock Kitten and Fleece Bunnies

Yellow animal print Alley Cat Angel Sock Kitten by Elizabeth RuffingI photographed and posted a new Alley Cat Angel Sock Kitten today. This one is yellow with an animal print, kind of like a leopard, only yellow on yellow, with a red fleece heart. She (or he) has soft stuffed fleece wings, and comes with a hang tag that can be personalized. Ten dollars from the adoption of this sock kitten will go to a local cat rescue, Alley Cats and Angels of NC.

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

Yellow animal print Alley Cat Angel Sock Kitten by Elizabeth RuffingI have been sewing away, trying to make a variety of animals.

Yellow animal print Alley Cat Angel Sock Kitten by Elizabeth RuffingI also finished some new fleece Hug Me Bunnies.

Assorted colors of fleece Hug Me Bunnies by Elizabeth RuffingAnd I picked out a limited number of colors for custom bunnies.

Assorted colors of fleece Hug Me Bunnies by Elizabeth Ruffing, in light blue, lavender, light pink, and daffodil yellow

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Big slugs and little slugs, Hug Me Slug handmade stuffed animal toys

Fleece Hug Me Slugs, assorted colors, by Elizabeth RuffingI finished four 12-inch Hug Me Slugs and four 9-inch Hug Me Slugs, and got them photographed. I will be posting my new handmade stuffed animal toys in our Ruffing’s shop. These are all made of fuzzy fleece.

Fleece Hug Me Slug, Kelly green with red heart, by Elizabeth RuffingThe soft rainbow blend below is unusual. I got it a long time ago. I don’t have a lot of it, but it is very pretty. I may see if I can purchase more, or something similar, online.

Fleece Hug Me Slug, soft rainbow blend with lavender heart, by Elizabeth RuffingI am going to try to get as many ready-made toys as I can together before the holidays. I am usually swamped with requests for custom toys at that time, and I can never keep up. Most people wait, and ask all at once. So, I am hoping to have more toys that are ready to go. I will likely cut back on the number of custom colors I offer, just so I can keep track of what I have, and offer more of a variety of ready-mades instead.

I’ve tried to imagine the holidays have been here all year round, to keep myself going. I know I am never ready when they arrive! I am considering putting up the Christmas lights now, for inspiration 🙂 I’ve even made a couple of ornaments, but forgot to photograph them today, with the Hug Me Slugs, and the art dolls.

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Pink Alley Cat Angel Sock Kitten

Pink Alley Cat Angel Sock Kitten by Elizabeth RuffingAt long last, here is my second Alley Cat Angel sock kitten. Ten dollars from the adoption of this sock kitten will go to a local cat rescue, Alley Cats and Angels of NC.

Pink Alley Cat Angel Sock Kitten by Elizabeth RuffingThis kitten is dark and light pink, with an apple design. He or she has a gold fleece heart, and white fleece wings which have been lightly stuffed with Poly-Fil to make them puffy.

Pink Alley Cat Angel Sock Kitten by Elizabeth RuffingThis angel kitten comes with a hang tag that can be personalized with a name of your choice or “For + a recipient’s name”, if you’d like to give her as a gift.

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

Pink Alley Cat Angel Sock Kitten by Elizabeth RuffingI am working on a blue polka-dot sock kitten and a yellow sock kitten coming up soon.

Pink Alley Cat Angel Sock Kitten by Elizabeth Ruffing