I make dish gardens - small plantings in shallow pots that include miniature accessories. I avoid "fairy garden" stuff - including those frighteningly cute fairies - like the plague. I don't do cute: I do miniature. In fact, I generally prefer not to include "people" of any kind, preferring to leave the small landscape open to the imagination of the viewer.
But I had to use my Crazy Cat Lady (TM) action figure in one of my dish gardens. I love that she's wearing pajamas and a bathrobe. It's this attention to realistic detail that made it irresistable to include her in a small garden.