Christmas ThimbleWorld 2011

Well, it's that time of year again and Thimble World is in full swing with some new additions and old favorites revisited.

Following are closeups starting from left and going to right.

Big farm land  : )

Into the city.

Amusement Park

Train station and Christmas Village.

Rural looking into Christmas Village.

More rural with Santa Train on tracks.

Still more rural.

Coming to the end on right.

Long view from right.

So, let's take a look at some new things for 2011.  First is the sasquatch on the far left. I made that thimble and yes, he is well concealed.

I've added a new train.  It's pewter, from England, and all the pieces are actually thimbles.  Note the dots on the tops.  Also in the picture is the new clock "tower" I made.  Four clocks for maximum visibility. (LOL).

Next are a couple new pewter 3-D houses along with some old houses to create a unique, almost cul-de-sac type look.  Also, note that I have (new for this year) lamp posts.

The Amusement Park has some new additions as well.  Most noticeably is the Old Woman's Shoe.

I made some changes and added some new things for Christmas Village.  Along with new train track (thanks, Pam!) so I could put the trains out where they belong, I added new items to the village itself.  Note the elf, new houses, and outdoor fireplace.  There's more, but that's for you to investigate!

Last year, since I put the solar system (thanks, Sandie!) above Thimble World, I needed to include an Observatory.  My initial creation was a thimble domed with the observatory with a building made of cardboard next to it.  Needless to say, the cardboard building bothered me.  It needed to be a thimble!  So, that's what I did.  The building next to the observatory is now an actual thimble to match all the rest.

New animals are added this year.  Here's a new moose.

There are so many new things, I am still trying to remember them all.  Under the carnival sign, behind the "college" on the mountain top, is a secret building.

Of course, what world would be complete without a UFO?  And even better, an alien abduction for the holidays?  (Yes, I made this.)

So, that's it for this post of my Thimble World 2011.  Thanks for looking!!!


I started this blog mostly for my Christmas ThimbleWorld, but I when I realized that I was omitting another (and just as important) part of my world of thimbles, I decided to throw in some of the Halloween thimble decorations that I do.  So, here goes...

Welcome to Halloween ThimbleWorld!!!  I have a spooky tree in the middle covered inside and out with various thimbles.  Then there's the haunted house on the right with more thimbles inside and out. 

Then to the left is a new addition for 2011 which is a glass pumpkin filled with Haunted House thimbles--both manufactured and hand made (by me!).

I have thimbles involved in other displays as well.  In the picture below, the small tombstone in the center next to the casket (and in front of the phone) is a thimble I put together from a fingernail polish lid.

Also new for this year, I decided to add Linus and his infamous wait for the Great Pumpkin in the pumpkin patch.

Of course, lighting the decorations is as much fun as putting them together.

I guess I should say that decorating with thimbles is a de-light!  (Ha-ha).

New Haunted House Complete!

I finally completed the new haunted house complete with spirits in almost every window and a couple just floating around.  I also added a tree with a hanging skeleton/spirit.