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Magnolia, miniature Turkish Angora cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max Bailey

Magnolia, miniature Turkish Angora cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyMagnolia is a handmade miniature original, one-of-a-kind cat art doll, hand painted and hand sculpted in paperclay by artist Max Bailey.

Magnolia is a sweet miniature Turkish Angora kitten with bright blue eyes.

Magnolia, miniature Turkish Angora cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyMagnolia is very pretty in her blue dress that has gold bands around the neckline and sleeves. Her bodice is darker blue with light blue polka dots.

Magnolia, miniature Turkish Angora cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyMagnolia comes with a mahogany-stained dollhouse spindle cradle. It has a mattress, pillow, and coverlet that are soft blue with light and dark shapes in a floating design.

Magnolia, miniature Turkish Angora cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyMagnolia has found that if she turns back and forth in her cradle, she can rock herself to sleep.

Magnolia, miniature Turkish Angora cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyMagnolia is a one-of-a-kind work of art, and is meant for display only.

She was sculpted from paperclay in multiple stages, to allow for drying and detailing.

Magnolia, miniature Turkish Angora cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyMagnolia was painted under a magnifying light, with tiny brushes, one hair at a time.

She is signed and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation, and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Magnolia, miniature Turkish Angora cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max BaileyMagnolia and her cradle are 1:12 scale. (One inch equals one foot.)

Magnolia stands 1 and 7/8 inches tall.

Magnolia, miniature Turkish Angora cat art doll, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kitten by artist Max Bailey
Update: Magnolia has been adopted. Thank you!

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Larissa and Piper, Original, One-of-a-kind White Cat and Kitten Anthropomorphic Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Larissa is an original, one-of-a-kind anthropomorphic Turkish Angora cat art doll figurine, hand sculpted in paperclay and hand painted by artist Max Bailey. Larissa stands 6 1/2 inches tall. She comes with a hang tag, a certificate of authenticity, and a copy of her story.

Larissa’s story:

Larissa is a lovely white Turkish Angora cat who has three kittens and a nice little home business. She makes very fashionable hats.

Ever since Larissa created her first hat, orders have been pouring in. All she did was wear it once, when she went to town. The ladies gasped! They each had to have one, and now Larissa’s hats are all the rage.

Larissa usually allows her kittens to participate in the making of her creations. They tunnel under the yards of felt, tumble through the cascade of pretty ribbons, and toss around the colorful silk flowers until they get suddenly tired, as kittens do. Little Piper has fallen asleep right on the brim of Larissa’s latest creation, a tan felt hat with an artful arrangement of pink, blue, and yellow flowers, created just for Miss Sophia.

Soon the doorbell will ring, and Miss Sophia will arrive to pick up her new hat. Poor Piper. As sweet as she looks asleep on the brim, Larissa will have to carefully pick her up and put her to bed with her brother and sister.

Larissa looks very pretty in a mauve long-sleeved dress dotted with little off-white flowers, over which she wears a country blue pinafore with a sash that is tied neatly at the back in a bow. Her fluffy white tail emerges from the off-white petticoats that show below her dress.

Larissa is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, and is meant for display only. She has been free sculpted, and no mold was used to make her. Larissa, her kitten Piper, and the flowered hat are hand sculpted from paperclay, and entirely hand painted using acrylic paints. Larissa’s whiskers are made from stiffened cotton thread.

Larissa 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.

Larissa is 6 and 1/2 inches tall.

Update: Larissa and Piper have been adopted. Thank you!

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New Ruffing’s Etsy Shop, and New Art Doll Photo Prints

Opal the Pixie Kitten, Original, One-of-a-kind art doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth Ruffing, version 1, White Turkish Angora Cat with Lavender-pink ChrysanthemumsOpal the Pixie Kitten, Version 1

We have just opened our new collective Ruffing’s Etsy shop, and we’ve just added a new photo prints of our original, one-of-a-kind art dolls to that shop. We made our very first sale from our new Etsy shop, and that order went on its way just this morning. Here are the first of the prints. They are made with the same archival cotton art paper and pigment inks as our other prints, and each comes in a protective cello sleeve. They are all made as they are ordered, one at a time, and are each hand signed.

We are in the process of moving the contents of A E Ruffing’s Etsy shop to the new Ruffing’s Etsy shop, along with our original one-of-a-kind art dolls, and we’re moving the prints and fine art from Elizabeth Ruffing’s Etsy shop there too. Elizabeth is going to keep her shop open for her handmade toys, and she will probably rename it something like “Hug Me Slugs and Friends”.

Please come have a look around. Most of our art dolls are already up, and we’re still adding more prints.

Opal the Pixie Kitten, Original, One-of-a-kind art doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth Ruffing, version 2, White Turkish Angora Cat with Lavender-pink ChrysanthemumsOpal the Pixie Kitten, Version 2

Opal the Pixie Kitten, Original, One-of-a-kind art doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth Ruffing, version 3, White Turkish Angora Cat with Lavender-pink ChrysanthemumsOpal the Pixie Kitten, Version 3

Celeste the Pixie Kitten, Original, One-of-a-kind art doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth Ruffing, version 1, Tabby Cat with Golden-yellow ChrysanthemumsCeleste the Pixie Kitten, Version 1

Celeste the Pixie Kitten, Original, One-of-a-kind art doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth Ruffing, version 2, Tabby Cat, with Golden-yellow ChrysanthemumsCeleste the Pixie Kitten, Version 2

Celeste the Pixie Kitten, Original, One-of-a-kind art doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth Ruffing, version 3, Tabby Cat, with Golden-yellow ChrysanthemumsCeleste the Pixie Kitten, Version 3

Luna the Pixie Kitten, Original, One-of-a-kind art doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth Ruffing, version 1, Siamese Cat with Blue-purple AgeratumsLuna the Pixie Kitten, Version 1

Luna the Pixie Kitten, Original, One-of-a-kind art doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth Ruffing, version 2, Siamese Cat with Blue-purple AgeratumsLuna the Pixie Kitten, Version 2

Luna the Pixie Kitten, Original, One-of-a-kind art doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth Ruffing, version 3, Siamese Cat with Blue-purple AgeratumsLuna the Pixie Kitten, Version 3

Three Little Kittens, Original, One-of-a-kind art dolls by Max Bailey, photo by Elizabeth Ruffing, Ginger Tabby Cat, Blue Persian Cat, and Calico Cat Original, One-of-a-kind Art DollsThree Little Kittens

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Snowbelle, Original One-of-a-kind White Turkish Angora Folk Art Cat Doll by Max Bailey

Snowbelle, Original One-of-a-kind White Turkish Angora Folk Art Cat Doll by Max BaileySnowbelle is a lovely white Turkish Angora kitty whose favorite time of year has finally arrived.

Snowbelle, Original One-of-a-kind White Turkish Angora Folk Art Cat Doll by Max BaileyShe sits by the window and waits for the magical snowflakes to begin falling from the sky.

Snowbelle, Original One-of-a-kind White Turkish Angora Folk Art Cat Doll by Max Bailey

Snowbelle, Original One-of-a-kind White Turkish Angora Folk Art Cat Doll by Max BaileySnowbelle loves the way the snow glistens when the moon is full and all the stars sparkle in the night sky. She loves it too when there’s a snow moon, and the snowflakes swirl softly all around her. She painted little scenes on her sled so she can remember how it feels all year long.

Snowbelle, Original One-of-a-kind White Turkish Angora Folk Art Cat Doll by Max Bailey

Snowbelle, Original One-of-a-kind White Turkish Angora Folk Art Cat Doll by Max BaileyWhen the ground is white, Snowbelle will call her friend Hedda, and the two will take the sled and head for the downhill slope behind the barn. At the bottom of the hill they will lie on their backs and swish their paws in the snow to make kitty snow angels. Then they’ll roll the snow into giant balls to make kitty snowmen.

Snowbelle, Original One-of-a-kind White Turkish Angora Folk Art Cat Doll by Max Bailey

Snowbelle, Original One-of-a-kind White Turkish Angora Folk Art Cat Doll by Max BaileySnowbelle is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, created from my own design and pattern and is meant for display only. She is made from 100% cotton fabric which is sewn, stuffed, and completely hand painted with acrylic paints. She is 13 inches tall.

Snowbelle, Original One-of-a-kind White Turkish Angora Folk Art Cat Doll by Max Bailey

Snowbelle, Original One-of-a-kind White Turkish Angora Folk Art Cat Doll by Max BaileyI sculpted Snowbelle’s face from paperclay, which I smoothed into her fabric head. Her pearl cotton whiskers were threaded through the paperclay before it dried.

Snowbelle, Original One-of-a-kind White Turkish Angora Folk Art Cat Doll by Max BaileySnowbelle’s arms are button-jointed with gold antique-looking buttons, so she can be easily posed, and her paws are needle-sculpted. Her white tail supports her very nicely, so that she can sit up 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. (Chair and doll stand not included.)

Snowbelle, Original One-of-a-kind White Turkish Angora Folk Art Cat Doll by Max BaileyI created Snowbelle’s pretty dress from blue cotton fabric that has a delicate pattern of snowflakes, and added white lace at the neckline. She has painted ivory bloomers that match her cute little high-button shoes with gold buttons. Her kitty legs are covered with tights that are striped in two shades of blue. They match her wooden sled.

Snowbelle, Original One-of-a-kind White Turkish Angora Folk Art Cat Doll by Max BaileySnowbelle is signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. She comes with a hang tag, a certificate of authenticity, and a copy of her story.

Snowbelle and her hand-painted sled are available for $650.00, plus shipping. Please inquire to ruffings@ruffings.com or find her in our Ruffing’s Etsy shop by clicking here.