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Huggy Bunny, Original Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing

Huggy Bunny by Elizabeth RuffingThis is my new “Huggy Bunny”. He is an original one-of-a-kind doll, created from my own original design and pattern. He is hand signed on his bottom. Huggy Bunny is entirely handmade and is meant to be displayed and loved, and he is sturdy enough to be played with. His body is made of 100% cotton quilting fabrics, which have been fused to an extra layer of cotton sheeting for durability.

Huggy Bunny by Elizabeth RuffingHis little tail, and the edges of his clothes, and his pink parts are machine stitched with a zig zag over the raw edge appliqué. His ears and joints have been hand quilted. He has no loose or removable parts. He is stuffed with Poly-fil polyester stuffing.

I hand embroidered a coral stitch on his booties. His cute little eyes and mouth are hand embroidered as well.

Huggy Bunny by Elizabeth RuffingHuggy Bunny has love to give. Lots. And he’s happy to give it. He is a cheerful and agreeable sort.

Huggy Bunny is also part of the Etsy for Animals January challenge. 10% of sales (not including shipping) of prints from my Etsy shop and our collective Etsy shop will be going to animal charities. This month we are hoping to raise some money for The Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary in light of their recent emergency need for donations.

Huggy Bunny and The Rabbit Dances by Elizabeth Ruffing

Michele from Etsy for Animals added Huggy Bunny to her “Bunnies Helping Bunnies! EFA” treasury list on Etsy, along with my “The Rabbit Dances” greeting cards. Michele also posted Mr Bunny on the Best Friends Network forums, which is part of Best Friends Animal Society, a group that advocates kindness to animals and an end to pet homelessness. Thanks, Michele!

Please see Elizabeth’s Etsy toy shop for currently available soft dolls and art toys.

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Ginger and George, tabby cat handmade original art doll with gingham alligator, by Max Bailey

Ginger and George, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Tabby Cat Doll with Alligator by Max BaileyThis is Ginger. Ginger is an orange and white tabby, and she’s a country cat. On summer nights, Ginger loves to sit on the porch in her wicker chair and listen to the crickets and the katydids.

Ginger and George, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Tabby Cat Doll with Alligator by Max BaileyOn pleasant fall days, she loves to walk through the dried leaves and hear them crunch and crackle under her shoes.

Ginger and George, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Tabby Cat Doll with Alligator by Max BaileyGinger loves gingham dresses, especially this one, with its ruffling ruffle and long sash that she ties in a pretty bow in the back.

Ginger and George, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Tabby Cat Doll with Alligator by Max BaileyShe also loves George, her gingham alligator. When she takes George out for a walk, all the chickens go clucking and running to the other side of the barnyard. She thinks maybe that’s because they don’t like the clatter George’s wooden wheels make as they roll over the pebbles by the back door.

Ginger and George, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Tabby Cat Doll with Alligator by Max BaileyGinger is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, created from my own design and pattern. She is made from 100% cotton fabric which is sewn, stuffed, and completely hand painted with acrylic paints. She is 13 inches tall.

Ginger and George, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Tabby Cat Doll with Alligator by Max BaileyI sculpted Ginger’s face from paperclay, which I smoothed into her fabric head. Her pearl cotton whiskers were threaded through the paperclay before it dried. I made her gingham dress from 100% cotton fabric, from my own design and pattern.

Ginger and George, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Tabby Cat Doll with Alligator by Max BaileyGinger is very accommodating. Her curly white-tipped tail supports her very well, so she will sit very prettily 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. (Doll stand not included.) Her arms are button-jointed.

Ginger and George, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Tabby Cat Doll with Alligator by Max BaileyGinger’s white on white polka dot bloomers are painted on, as are her striped tights, and the high-button scuffed up shoes that cover her kitty feet.

George, One-of-a-kind Folk Art Gingham Alligator by Max BaileyGeorge is made of wood. I painted him with my best version of green and white gingham, and gave him droopy eyelids and sleepy yellow eyes. He’s about 7 inches long and about 2 inches wide.

George, One-of-a-kind Folk Art Gingham Alligator by Max BaileyGinger is signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. Ginger and George are original works of art and are meant for display only.

Ginger and George, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Tabby Cat Doll with Alligator by Max BaileyUpdate: Ginger and George have already been adopted. Thank you!

Ginger and George, Crabby Alice and Ruthie, and Hedda and Hopper, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Cat Dolls by Max BaileyGinger and George’s friends are Crabby Alice and Ruthie (above center) and Hedda and Hopper (above right).

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Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max Bailey

Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyI am happy to introduce Bluebell, a lovely Siamese mom. Wherever she goes, she carries her kitten tucked safely into the pocket of her dress.

Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyWise and watchful, her eyes are a brilliant sapphire blue. She is intelligent, inquisitive, and ready at any time to have a conversation.

Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyBluebell is as proper and respectable as a new mom could be, with her starched white collar, prim pearl buttons, and fashionable two-tone, top-stitched high-button shoes. From her bright white bloomers emerge kitty legs in striped blue and burnt orange tights that match the sleeves of her dress.

Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyBluebell’s dress has a bluebell flower on the chest pocket, and a fringed pocket on the skirt that matches the fringe at her hemline. She is 13 inches tall.

Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyLovable Bridget, though only 3 inches tall, is highly detailed right down to her tiny whiskers. Under her mom’s keen supervision, she’s just learning to explore the world that is hers.

Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyI absolutely love Siamese cats, and in making these two, wanted to show the stunning contrasts of a light-colored body, dark points, and extraordinary blue eyes.

Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyTo give her that Siamese profile, I modeled the front of Bluebell’s face from paper clay, smoothed into the fabric.

Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyHer whiskers are made from stiffened pearl cotton which I threaded through the paper clay before it dried. Her arms are button-jointed for easy posing, and her paws are needle-sculpted.

Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyBoth Bluebell and Bridget are made from 100% cotton fabric which is sewn, stuffed, and completely hand-painted with acrylic paints. They are original one-of-a-kind works of art, created from my own designs and patterns.

Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyThey are signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. They are meant for display only.

Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyBluebell can sit upright all by herself. Her tail supports her very nicely.

Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyShe can also sit in a chair, or stand with a doll stand. (Chair and doll stand not included.)

Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyUpdate: Bluebell and Bridget have already been adopted. Thank you!

Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max Bailey

Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max Bailey

Bluebell and Bridget, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten Folk Art Dolls by Max BaileyBluebell and Bridget’s tabby cat friend is Daphne. Update: Daphne has been adopted as well. Thanks again!

Bluebell and Bridget and Daphne, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat and Kitten and Tabby Cat Folk Art Dolls by Max Bailey