Jeanina Jingles is a handmade miniature original, one-of-a-kind rabbit art doll figurine, hand painted and hand sculpted in paperclay by artist Elizabeth Ruffing.
Jeanina is a white bunny with large blue eyes, dressed up in soft peach with pretty daisies, and mauve, blue, and violet flowers all the way around her body. She has a delicate painted scallop around her neckline.
Jeanina Jingles likes to gossip with her friends at their Ladybuns’ Bunny Luncheon Club. They order a plate of their favorite banana-and-cilantro tea sandwiches and some chamomile tea. Then they get down to business.
Mr Benjamin Bumperson, the greengrocer in town, has been particularly generous with carrot tops for Miss Bella Isabeau Bunnyfort this week.
Has everyone noticed the way his whiskers twitch, when she smiles at him?
Jeanina Jingles promises to casually mention him to Bella, when she sees her next week at their bunny book club meeting. Everyone is keen to know if Bella may become Mrs. Bella Isabeau Bunnyfort-Bumperson. What a mouthful that would be!
Jeanina Jingles is a one-of-a-kind work of art, and is meant for display only, not for play.
She was sculpted from paperclay over wood, in multiple stages, to allow for drying and detailing. Paperclay has a hardness similar to soft wood. Jeanina was painted under a magnifying light, with tiny brushes, using acrylic paints.
She is signed and sealed with gloss varnish for protection and preservation, and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Jeanina Jingles is 3 1/8 inches (8 centimeters) tall. Jenna Jingles is available for $49.00, plus shipping. Jeanina’s bunny friends are available separately. Please click here to go to Jeanina Jingle’s adoption page.
Happy Easter and Passover weekend, everyone!
Jodie is a handmade miniature original, one-of-a-kind silver tabby American Shorthair cat art doll, hand painted and hand sculpted in paperclay by artist Max Bailey.
Jodie would stop to say hello to you today, but she just doesn’t have the time. She’s just left the soda fountain at the corner store and is clutching a wonderful vanilla ice cream cone that the nice man at the counter made for her.
It would be a catastrophe if her ice cream melted before she could finish it. She is off to find a big shade tree where she can savor every lick.
Jodie is a silver tabby American Shorthair kitten with yellow-green eyes. She is wearing a soft gold jumper with straps that cross in the back. She wears it over a nice blue shirt.
Jodie 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.
Jodie 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.
Jodie is 1:12 scale. (One inch equals one foot.) She is 2 inches tall.
Jodie is available for $99.00, plus shipping. Please click here to adopt Jodie.
Pinky is a handmade miniature original, one-of-a-kind cat art doll, hand painted and hand sculpted in paperclay by artist Max Bailey.
Pinky is a Norwegian Forest Cat tabby-and-white kitten who lives in a world where everything is her favorite color,
by her own design.
She wears a two-tone pink dress, with gold edging around the collar.
Her favorite chair has mauve-pink tufted upholstery, and suits her perfectly.
In fact, her entire wardrobe and all the furnishings in her room are some shade of pink.
Nobody ever asks Pinky what her favorite color is.
Pinky 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.
Pinky 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.
Pinky is 1:12 scale. (One inch equals one foot.) She is 1 and 5/8 inches tall.
Pinky is available for $99.00, plus shipping. Please click here to adopt Pinky.
Happy spring and happy Easter! To celebrate, I have a whole colony, or fluffle, of stuffed animal bunny rabbit plush toys! I have Hug Me Bunnies and Wonder Bunnies in lots of colors. You can hop on over to adopt one or two. Please don’t give real bunnies as gifts for Easter! Rabbits are a big commitment and a lot of work. They are definitely not “starter pets”. They need lots of love and attention, like Oliver Bunny does. Hug Me Bunny stuffed toy bunnies, however, are very easy to take care of, and they are cuddly.
I brought some Hug Me Bunny stuffed animals to Rabbit Day this year, and two of them were adopted by Louise and Arthur, two real bunnies.
Hug Me Bunnies come in all colors, even apple green.
I started an Instagram page, if anyone would like to follow me there. I’m on Pinterest too. I started a Ruffing’s mailing list as well, so I can send out updates when we have something new.
If anyone would like to make an Easter or a spring basket, like the one I made, shown at the top of this post, here are some instructions. I got package of floral foam, which you can find in a craft store, or craft department, or online. I happened to get “wet foam”, because it was the best size for my basket, but that wasn’t necessary because I used pretend flowers. It’s called wet foam, because it is used for fresh flower arrangements, to keep them hydrated, but I didn’t wet it!
I set my basket on top of the foam, for size, and carved away the excess with a knife. It was very easy to cut. Then I put the block into a leftover plastic shopping bag, so the bits wouldn’t get everywhere, and I sealed the bag.
I cut my flowers away from their central stem. Silk flowers are wired, and so you will need a tool that cuts wire, like a pair of side-cutting pliers or wire cutters. I tried to cut them at an angle, to make it easier to insert them into the foam.
I put my bag of floral foam into my basket, and poked my flowers right into the foam through the bag. If you need to pull them out to reposition them, just poke a new hole.
I left some space in front of the flowers for my stuffed animal bunnies. The bow is made from wired ribbon that was made into big even-sized loops, and then pinched together in the center with a big pipe cleaner. The ribbon could be wrapped around a big tube or jar to get the loops even, with the tails hanging free. The loops are pulled into shape and arranged as desired. I added a bunny ribbon around the rim of the basket. I set two Hug Me Bunny plush rabbits in the basket, and I was all ready for Easter.
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