If you've ever been to a circus, you probably sat pretty far away so things that should be impressive come off as kind of small and distant.
Hence, a tiny circus. These should be those little teensy-tiny little useless stickers. You know the ones. The ones so small you can't get them off your finger once you take them off their non-stick paper.
When I first got the idea for this pattern, I was picturing tiny characters that resembled John Campbell's comics. Which was a bit too simple.
Making the characters was really fun. The hardest part: the horse (of course).