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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Circus Town

A friend of mine recently introduced me to feves, and I'm not sure how I feel about that; once I saw them, I had to purchase some. If you are unfamiliar with feves, they are small trinkets hidden in a king cake or similar dessert. You know, like the plastic babies you can buy at the party store. BUT, the feves my friend introduced to me are no plastic babies: they are porcelain feves from France. There are all sorts of feves to be found on etsy: animals, kitchen accessories,  and cartoon characters, just to name a few. I found a set that is circus themed and it was all over. They are mine.

Of course I need a way to display them, so I looked to Alpha Stamps and found the cutest little houses, perfect to make a circus town! They also had the perfect paper needed to decorate the houses: "The Greatest Show" 6 x 6 pad. It's gorgeous! I had fun mixing and matching the papers on each of the houses. For scale, the tallest house in the center is 3 1/4" tall, minus the flag.

Some closeups. Look at those little porcelain beauties!

I fussy cut some of the elements from the papers: the ball in the clown house, the pennants, and all the circus posters.

And, the backs. Circus Town is the perfect place for all my new feves to live. For a list of Alpha Stamps supplies used, click here.


  1. I really love ur circus town . Thank you so much for sharing

  2. D*mmit, Kristin. I HAD to order the feves, I HAD to order from your list and I HAVE to order your sheet, now. Sigh. The burden that you and Alpha Stamps have become. (Snort) Can't thank you enough! I'm a circus freak and, like you, I want to build mine a place to stay. Would've never known about any of it without the two of you. Beautiful job! TY!

    1. Ha, thanks, fellow circus freak! You can cuss my friend who introduced me to the feves. You'll be glad later, though, because they're awesome.


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