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Tiny Things and a Circus Wagon by Kristin Batsel!

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Update! A newer post about Kristin’s artwork is here.

How cute is this?! Design Team Member Kristin Batsel turned the mini size of the 3D Cinderella Coach into a Circus Coach!

FLASH SALE! Inspired by Kristin’s artwork, the ENTIRE Circus & Clowns Collage Sheets Section is on sale! That’s over 40 collage sheets! The sale ends Monday night, March 13th (2017) at midnight PST! Psst! The sale includes the costumes Kristin designed herself for her peg people in the coach!

I can’t help but be a little sad that the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus will be closing for good this year. I have always loved the circus, and making circus art. It just so happens that the mini 3D Cinderella Coach, with a change of color and adornments, makes the perfect little circus wagon for little peg people. It’s been almost two years since I made my Tiny Peg Circus, and it was time for those little performers to have a means of reliable transportation.

The wagon is just the right size to hold six members of the circus. For safety reasons, no one wanted to ride with the lions, so I constructed a little cage to tag along with the wagon.

And Kristin posted a tutorial showing how to turn one of the gates from the 2 Sets of Chipboard Gates into her Lion Cage! (Safety first!)

More info in Kristin’s blog post. And see her full supply list.

Hooray for the Big Red Circus Wagon Giveaway!

Yes! EVERYTHING in Kristin’s Big Red Circus Wagon, with Lion Cage Tutorial Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway!

I’m only highlighting 4 of the TWELVE items in the supply list/Giveaway:
– 2 Sets of Chipboard Gates
– 3D Cinderella Coach – Mini Size
– Dazzles Gold Thin Lines Stickers
– Tiny Fancy Wheels Set

See photos and links of everything from Kristin’s project (which is also what’s in this Giveaway) in her supply list.

To enter the Big Red Circus Wagon Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY, March 13, 2017)!

AND tell me: What inspires you most from Kristin’s project? Could be a small thing or the whole project. Personally, I love how she fit together the filigree and brass leaves to make the fancy flourish at the top of the coach.

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 check your mailbox on Thursday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter

Hey, who won the Manly Men Giveaway? That would be Jean Marmo! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, March 12th, 2017

54 responses to “Tiny Things and a Circus Wagon by Kristin Batsel!”

  1. Georgina Wood says:

    Just discovered your site, love it so much. I have shared and recommended it to my fellow miniaturists in my club. Hopefully all 50 members visit this site and love it as much as I do!

  2. Kim R says:

    I love the whole idea, but esp what she did with the filigree! So cool!

  3. Claire says:

    I love how she made a little wagon, very inspirational!

  4. Cynthia Penney says:

    So cute. Who doesn’t love a circus and of course RED?

  5. Deb Young says:

    The peg people and costumes are fun. Like the different way to decorate the coach.

  6. barb macaskill says:

    I am totally in love with the lion cage!! So cute! I would love to add this to the merry go round and ferris wheel in my faerie village! What faerie wouldn’t love to watch the wild critters perform? Thanks for the chance to win these awesome goodies!
    Congratulations Jean! Enjoy your goodies!

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  8. Kat Cashwell says:

    I love the lion!! I think I would use the cage to carry one of franksteins monster creations!!!

  9. Jean Marmo says:

    Another creative project! Love the lion!! Thank you for choosing me as a winner!

  10. Angie G says:

    I’m inspired by all of it but the lion cage and peg people are especially cute. Love their little faces.

  11. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    I like the circus wagon but can envision something more elegant, too.

  12. Sharon Bolmey says:

    Kristin is a genius! The circus wagon is adorable! I love the separate little lion cage! The peg circus folks look right at home!

  13. Phoebe Diamond says:

    The wheels, I love how she made them look so delicate.

  14. Marilyn Ray says:

    I love the way she used gates to create the cage. I see doing this with animal cracker characters or Balloon animals

  15. Verna says:

    I adore how Kristin took the elegant cinderella coach and turned it into a fun and whimsical circus coach. Love the brightness of the red. This little creation is full of energy. Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. I love this. I am inspired by her colors and that wagon is gorgeous I would love to try to make one like that if I win these products. Thank you

  17. Emily Ann says:

    I love the wheels.

  18. Mary Johnson says:

    WOW! I’ve been searching for a circus wagon to make and take to a “circus themed” event! I’ve almost given up hope but suddenly here you are, honoring “The Greatest Show on Earth” with the happy little “Circus Wagon!” It just shining with promise of “Circus fun to come!” Bright colors,shiny trims and circus performers with lion cage in-tow that rekindles my fond memories of childhood trips to the circus! I’m so sorry we will lose the Grand Institution known as “the Circus” but I’m so happy to preserve my the high-flying, 3-ring action, parade of delightful memories with this whimsical Circus wagon!

  19. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    The circus wagon is awesome. The little peg people are so cute. A very inspiring project. Would love to play with this.

  20. Vera Collier says:

    I love the details on the circus carriage. and the trailer with the lion is so clever. Just shows what can happen when you think outside the box!

  21. ngb48 says:

    This circus wagon is SO wonderful…I’d like to make a series of themes!

  22. Nadine says:

    Thanks so much for another great idea!

  23. Denise Bryant says:

    Such a fun project! I love the lion’s cage!

  24. Marie Weddle says:

    Have to say, the lion is my favorite part too…so cute!

  25. Jo says:

    I love the circus theme!

  26. Karen Wood says:

    I love how Kristin did all of this. The gold work. The wavy flags. The painted dolls. It’s so cheerful!

  27. Rosemarie Grant says:

    The circus is the theme of NAME this year and I would make this as a table prize. In fact. I would make 2 so I can have one too.

  28. Sue Ezzell says:

    I love the chipboard gates. I already know where I would like to use them. I also like the coach. I its beautiful. Kristin did a beautiful job.

  29. Karen Mallory says:

    The Circus theme is fantastic for the coach! I love the bright red color and that Lion cage is so cute! .Inspiring using the gate for the cage bars.

  30. Traci says:

    OMG!!! I love the circus wagon. I remember when Kristin made the tiny peg circus people and how I loved that project. How I wished I could paint so I could make them too. Love, love the circus theme especially when Kristin makes them. So darn cute. >^..^<

  31. Mary Mac says:

    Love being able to use it as a circus wagon.

  32. Randi scholl says:

    The coach and wagon are the best yet! I would lean a little more 19th century. I think a traveling medicine show or a side show filled with “wonders” would be fabulous. I’m thinking maybe a bear in a dress in the cage. Love the cage.

  33. Linda Knox says:

    I love how Kristin has colored the circus wagons in this project. The colors are just perfect! Oh boy would I love to win this one. thanks.

  34. Jen R says:

    I just love how colorful it is and I too love the way the gold accents were put together.

  35. Jennie Ingram says:

    The little pennants!

  36. cat says:

    OMG! Adding the little peg people was genius! Inspiration, PLUS!+++
    Hugs, cat

  37. Kim Lucak says:

    The lion’s cage is adorable!!! Love the circus theme, so many wonderful ideas, thank you for the opportunity to enter 🙂

  38. I’m impressed by the use of garden gates to form the lion cage.

  39. Cheryl Lee says:

    This is too dang cute! I also love the red of the coach! The whole thing is inspiring, and if you gave out 10 coaches to 10 different people, you would end up with 10 different projects!! lol! Congrats to Jean!

  40. Nancy E says:

    Just love the little wagon!

  41. Kimberly says:

    Omg so cute! And the little peg peeps?!!!

  42. Gretchen says:

    I like the outlining of the panels on the coach. A simple change of
    Colors could take if from cheery to goth or eerie. This is a very
    Versatile piece and would be well placed in a highwayman robbery, a romantic fairy tale or even as a tragic ghostly Coach.
    A lot of fun here!

  43. Jennifer Bumb says:

    The whole project gives me so many ideas, but I love the cage most of all. I have several small paper mache animals that I would make these cages for them. This whole set is so adorable.

  44. K Toews says:

    I love the circus!

  45. Roe says:

    I especially love the trailer. I wold love to do a skeleton circus.

  46. Mary A says:

    I think this whole project is really neat and full of great ideas and I want to make it. My favorite item is the lion cage wagon. I would like to make several of those wagons to hitch to the coach and make a circus train.

  47. Marilyn Hughes says:

    Her entire project inspires me! I love the way she decorated the wagon and made the cage to go behind it.

  48. Elisabeth J von Hahn says:

    This circus project is so adorable. I would love to make a circus train for my new grandson’s room and decorate a corner of it in a circus theme. I just love your products.

  49. Michelle says:

    I love the carriage

  50. Marykay chisum says:

    I’m thinking this is a perfect addition to the circus steam trunk from last year!!

  51. I would love to make this with maybe to more cages for a giraffe and elephant.

  52. Abbee says:

    The circus idea is a profound many memories from childhood..I love Kristin’s work and A.Stamps for providing us with the creations

  53. Carla says:

    Love the circus could see a whole animal parade!

  54. Jessica says:

    I love the lion, but I like the way she joined the carriage and the cage!