Made up some pipe cleaner and felt dolls the other day-
Used a simple polymer clay cane for the eyes-glow sculpey over a black core-and poked two holes button-style in the top and bottom of the black part. Sewed the eyes on to the felt, glued the felt over or in bottle caps, and went crazy from there. The witches' eyes were the cane over 'white' clay, with holes going side-to-side instead of top-to-bottom.
They were super fun and easy to make-I'd post a tute but you all can figure it out pretty easy!
The cats are holding Poetry Beads from Magnetic Poetry.... I plan on making up a bunch over the next few weeks for presents, etc. And modifying the idea for the winter holidays, too!