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Tiny Halloween Supplies and TWO Tiny Halloween Art Projects!

Filed under Art Projects, Caroline Ouzts-Hay, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Halloween, Kristin Batsel, Magic Potions Kit

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Kristin’s and Caroline’s projects that are still available on the new site.

Just one reminder before getting to the beautiful artwork (by 2 Design Team Members) and new goodies: The Dealer’s Choice FREE Gift Kit announced in last Thursday’s newsletter is still on offer! More info and photos.

Design Team Member Kristin Batsel is first up this week, with Tiny Halloween Friends. Kristin’s tiny little friends are BIG in personality and are beyond cute. Once you see them you are going to scream, then want to make your own set!

I don’t know why I have been so enamored of peg dolls lately, but I just have so much fun with them. A few days ago, I made this little 1-3/4″ tall witch peg doll. Isn’t she cute with that little trick or treat bucket? The brim of her hat is cut from black cardstock, and the remainder of the hat is Apoxie Sculpt Clay. I really like using Apoxie Sculpt because not only can you sculpt with it, it’s an adhesive as well, so once you get the shape you like, you just plop it on and it sticks — no glue necessary.

After I made the witch, I remembered that I had several different sizes of Bagatelle Boxes from Alpha Stamps, and looked through them to find one to hold my little witch and her pumpkin. The 2″ by 2″ box was the perfect size, with plenty of room for a flying bat in the background. I decorated it with some Halloween paper, and then added a vintage pumpkin cupcake pick, some tinsel, and half of a medallion on top. Voila! My little witch has a cozy place to hang out.

Kristin didn’t stop with the little witch, she went on to make a cat, a devil and a bat too! I think I need to get some of the Apoxie Sculpt Clay myself; Kristin made all of the extremities for the dolls out of it and I need a set for myself. It’s either that or drive over to Kristin’s and grab her set for myself (she lives really close to me) except I know that I’m the first person she would suspect!

Check out Kristin’s supply list, see more pictures in the Gallery, and then visit her blog for more details on her adorable little peg people!

Next up: Design Team Member Caroline Ouzts-Hay created Odessa Grim’s Spell Book, a little accordion book of spells that folds out from a Small Hinged Tin (included in the Magic Potions Kit).

Odessa has shelves for her healing potions (contained in an Amber Resin Potions Bottle, and in a Green Resin Perfume Bottle) and even space for her familiar, Venus (a tiny black cat). Odessa’s spell book folds out of the right side of the tin with pages and pages filled with celestial spells.

Odessa Grim’s Spell Book supply list is here and there are more pictures in the Gallery. Visit Caroline’s blog to read about Odessa’s curious tale of how she put her spell book together.


Hooray for the Magic Potions, Pumpkins & Bats Giveaway!

Wow… let’s just dive in! This Giveaway includes:
– A Magic Potions Kit (in Caroline’s artwork)
– A new Acrylic Black Bat Cut-Out (in Kristin’s artwork)
– A Miniature Jack-o-Lantern Pail (also in Kristin’s artwork)
– An Alchemical Spheres Collage Sheet (in Caroline’s artwork)
– A sheet of An Eerie Tale Run and Hide Scrapbook Paper (Back in Stock and in Kristin’s artwork)
– A set of 3 Orange Pumpkin Beads (New)
– And a set of 3 Tiny Wooden Peg Dolls (’cause you know you’re going to want to make some Halloween Friends!)

To enter the Magic Potions, Pumpkins & Bats Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Monday Night, July 13, 2015. AND tell me which of Kristin’s Tiny Halloween Friends you’d like to make… or what tiny friend would you make of your own.

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Potion Bottles Giveaway? That would be Brigitte B! (And she commented: “Larger bottles! I want to try adding a metal filigree overlay to give them an exotic feel.“) Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, July 12th, 2015

89 responses to “Tiny Halloween Supplies and TWO Tiny Halloween Art Projects!”

  1. Kathleen says:

    Oh, where do I start? I love the little bat and cat – I would probably add a little Frankenstein, some goblins, maybe even try a werewolf out of clay. And the Magic Potions kit – wow! I have made little things out of tins, but this is SO cute! (and mysterious……it would look great in my Halloween Cabinet that I keep out all year!)

  2. Angie G says:

    I really like the witch but I might make a frankenstein or a wolfman, maybe even dracula. I like the classic Universal monsters.

  3. Emily N says:

    Love the little figures, especially the devil.

  4. Regina Salvador says:

    What a great kit! I’d love to make a little peg doll witch!

  5. Melissa Monteith says:

    The witch of course!

  6. Carol DuBois says:

    I love the cat and little bat the most.

  7. I love the little witch! I may make one of each!

  8. Sunny says:

    The cat and bat are cute,but those itty bitty potions bottles with the perfect size labels are my fav.

  9. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    You’ve cast a spell on me with this one.

  10. Neen says:

    I just love Halloween! I would make the cat but would also try making a pumpkin head and maybe a grim reaper. Too cute!

  11. Sandy says:

    Love the bat…maybe I would try a gargoyle. Need some of that apoxie clay.

  12. Karen says:

    I love them all. I have made over 20 clothespin dolls that are all dressed in the Jane Austen period. It would so much fun to create a bunch of Halloween peg dolls to add to my Halloween Tree (yes – I have one with lots of little hand made “ornaments.”) So needless to say, I would love this collection of goodies.

  13. Dawn says:

    I would make a witch with a cauldron and an apothecary of spooky witch brew ingredients.

  14. Diana says:

    Oh my I will be making these to add with my clothespin Dracula witch pumpkin and Frankenstein I made last year very cute

  15. Lori D. says:

    I love all of them! I would make a mummy and werewolf too!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  16. Lauren says:

    I love them all! I would like to make an owl to add to the group.

  17. Jen R says:

    They are all so cute but that bat is my favorite. Would love to win this one! Thank you for the opportunity.

  18. kimberly says:

    black cats, becuse you can never have too many!

  19. Marilyn H says:

    I like the little witch.

  20. Lana says:

    no tricks, all treats with this giveaway

  21. you are a mind reader…bats and cats with this styling have been on my list for a while now! The Little Witch is great! Reminds me of something you might find in the 50’s.

  22. Carol Slowik says:

    I would definitely make the witch. She is adorable!

  23. yvette leblanc says:

    love it!

  24. Janet Turner says:

    I love the little peg dolls. They would be great gifts for Halloween.

  25. Kris Martinez says:

    I have tins that are just waiting to be given a second life and this may just do the trick. Love the little wooden characters!

  26. InkPattie Fulton says:

    I would have to make a gnome peg person, or maybe a whole batch of them. They are adorable!

  27. M. C. Sparks says:

    I wanna make some kind of small druggist shop

  28. Cherie says:

    Very adorable giveaway! I am leaning towards a vampire with spiky hair, myself 🙂

  29. Holly Day says:

    Oh, I love this! I think I’d like to try to make my own spell book with these supplies!

  30. Melanie Curtis says:

    I would love to make the Halloween scaredy cat!
    Thanks for the chance to win the kit!

  31. kim says:

    fantastic! I want a mini devil, feeling devilish right now hahahaha!

  32. sheila R says:

    You are getting my Halloween fires going in July…mischievous Alpha stamps!! Loving the projects and would make a witch and her beau Dracula for some Hween romance.

  33. Carol H says:

    What a great giveaway! Would love to make kitty. Thanks much!

  34. marykay chisum says:

    I’d love to make an entire halloween “classic” family. The witch, Dracula and Frankenstein! Love the little peg folk!

  35. Sokat says:

    Every Halloween family needs a ghost.

  36. crystal greene says:

    The tiny magic Potions kit is sooo cool!! 😉
    And they are all cute! I think i would make a Halloween Fairy!

  37. Jo says:

    I love the peg dolls! I would make little cats and ghosts!

  38. LeAnn says:

    They are all cute, but the witch is my favorite.

  39. Noreen says:

    Cute ideas! I think I’d like to make a Frankie!

  40. Cathy smith says:

    I have a thing about witches so that would be my first choice – but I have a lot of little ones to think of!

  41. Beth Williams says:

    I’m becoming addicted to the peg dolls. I love the little bat doll. Would definitely need to make a Count to go with him-and for some reason I think I need a mummy!

  42. barbara macaskill says:

    I think I would start with making a gnome and then move on to making a troll (that lives under a bridge on 3 Billy Goat’s Gruff) and it wouldn’t be a Halloween party without a vampire and a mummy!
    I have really gotten into making clay figures lately and just finished making a fairy door to put on my wall for the next time my grandsons come to visit! Definitely going to have to try the Apoxie Sculpt Clay.
    Another great prize package for one lucky winner! Thanks for the chance to dream of Happy Mail arriving in my mailbox!

  43. Barb says:

    I would like to make odessa grimms spells book
    That is very nice! I love halloween!

  44. Sylvia L. says:

    All the peg dolls are wonderful; I think I’d add a pumpkin-head figure and maybe a vampire…

  45. Ann says:

    I’d love to make a Little Red Riding Hood peg doll holding a wee basket (her story is pretty scary to me!)–and I’d make a safe little house for her too! : )

  46. Heather McD says:

    My favorite peg doll is the witch. and I would love to try and make some different versions–like Mr. and Mrs. Frankenstein or Mr. and Mrs. Dracula. You could really use the Apoxie Sculpt Clay for some cool accessories/hair, capes, etc.

  47. Luanne says:

    love the tiny brooms!

  48. Traci says:

    I love the peg dolls -I want the cat she is so cute I will have to make these-so darn cute!! >^..^<

  49. julie m says:

    I would make the cat. Have the perfect use for it.

  50. lorna willard says:

    I am so glad I found your site! I love all things Halloween, miniature and collage. I probably would make the cat and witch and skeleton.

  51. Paula Miller says:

    Halloween is my favorite holiday for making tiny things.

  52. Diana Bittaker says:

    I love the little devil- but would find a way to make a Frankenstein !

  53. Edith says:

    the little devil is my favorite, I would have to make a little angel to be by his side

  54. KIM says:

    I would make the devil.
    Because there is a little devil in all of us.

  55. Sherry Bear says:

    I would definitely make the witch…and her little pumpkin, too!

  56. Janet Gray says:

    I love the little ones! I want to to make the little red devil because my Mom made me a red devil costume just like that (including that cute tail) when I was ten. Such a sweet memory….

  57. Starqueen says:

    Oh, yes! I’m gonna have to make me some Halloween friends! I would make a witch and a wizard…I think they’d look lovely in a little gothic house! Thank you for sharing the fun.

  58. Gail S says:

    They are all so cute , but the witch is the one for me .

  59. Julie F. says:

    Love the little bat!

  60. Karen Mallory says:

    Love Halloween giveaways!! I would definitely make the bat. Maybe even as Dracula!

  61. Lori Williams says:

    Being a Crazy Cat Lady, I would make the cat.

  62. What ghoulish goodies!
    Live em!

  63. Joan says:

    Great kit, I love the little witch.

  64. Holly Cramer says:

    I would make a one eyed one horned flying purple people eater.

  65. Ritva says:

    I love the bat figure, would probably make that… or the cat.

  66. Birgit says:

    Lovely goodies! I would love to make a Halloween cat. 🙂

    Happy crafting,

  67. Heather Mash says:

    Oh my goodness this makes me ready for Fall! Love the little cauldrons and other small pieces!

  68. Mary Helene says:

    Oh Just love the witch and cat.

  69. A Kastan says:

    I would have to say that the bat is my favorite figure. The wings and the fangs are the best parts of it. A peg skeleton would be really cool to make having outside jointed limbs and a paint on rib cage and skull.

  70. Roxanne says:

    I think I would make my own lil character…like one of my pups w/his kitty halloween costume on. He looks so cute in it that it would be funny to create it in miniature and put in a lil’ diorama. Love Kristins lil’ devil guy though. )

  71. Patti G says:

    Halloween is my favorite. Love all the little details you come up with.

  72. sue says:

    This is so cute I always wanted to try the small tins have a few I been saving, I think a Kit would be the best way to go for a beginner, then once done the imagination takes over to do more. I really love the little potions bottles I think I would add more of them and an open book so it looks like someone is working on the potions and spells. Love it!!!

  73. MaggieM says:

    WOW, fabulous Halloween treats in this giveaway! I love that witch broom charm! I would use it with the little peg doll witch I would make if I won:) I’m not very familiar with sculpy clay but would definitely give it a try:) Too cute!

  74. Eve Watters says:

    Tiny crystal ball!?!?!?!?! must…have…now…

    Then I will probably need many other tiny friends to go with it!

  75. Patti Flasch says:

    I love the little bat! I would like to make a peg doll of a flying monkey; maybe a whole army of them!!

  76. Loretta says:

    It’s funny because I can’t stand it when Christmas gets advertised before Halloween but give me Halloween in the middle of July and I LOVE IT!!! The peg dolls are adorable and I love the magic spell tin.

  77. Carrie J says:

    I’d make a tiny Jack Skellington from the Nightmare Before Christmas!

  78. Joelle Platz says:

    I love the little witch. I’m thinking some little wizards and things too!

  79. DebR says:

    Yay, Halloween! I love Kristin’s wee bat peg doll and think he’d look very at home flitting about a Count Dracula peg doll! Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway.

  80. Jo Ellen says:

    Ummm, I would like to make a skeleton! Or a Frida doll!!!

  81. debbi g says:

    Halloween is my favorite holiday. Would love to make some of these little dolls!

  82. Gigi Jordan says:

    What a fun kit! I would like to make a little kitty.

  83. Megan Warren says:

    I love the cat. I also think it would be fun to create a headless horseman by cutting the top off one of the pegs. I’ve always loved Sleepy Hollow and it isn’t Halloween without one.

  84. Karen Crawford says:

    LOVE this kit!! I think I would try a Tiny Halloween Witch and maybe try a Ghost, too. The tiny Spell Book is super adorable! Thanks for this opportunity, love your site!

  85. Jackie Neal says:

    OMGosh! I absolutely love the devil!! That tail is adorable!

  86. Phoebe Diamond says:

    A werewolf, I would make a beastie. A whole bunch of them.

  87. Lisa Mills says:

    I would have to make a goblin to go with the res That Kristen is sure talented! I wish I had half her talent! Thanks for the giveaway and please let me win just this once.

  88. I’d love to make mice and rats. Mummies would be cute to. They are great, thanks for the giveaway.

  89. fran says:

    Love them all, but I would like to make a Halloween Fairy. Something enchanting……….