Lucy has been working on this project for almost 2 years now, and it’s only because of holiday travels that she wasn’t able to finish it for this year’s list, so we’re going to count it.
This is part of our 100 Things in 2018 challenge. Make sure to click on the photos!
Lucy received this dollhouse kit as a birthday gift in June of 2016, but work didn’t begin until the end of February 2017. She and I started the first few steps, and progress started happening pretty rapidly. There were lots of tedious little steps, but also lots of satisfying big ones. She’s worked on it alone, had friends over to put bits on, and worked for many hours with her brother to get it done.
We’ve been dedicating part of our family room to this for a year now, and she’s finally honing in on the end! All that’s left is shingles and paint, which go very quickly. Since this has taken so long, and she’s been consistently setting aside part of her allowance, she’s got over $100 to put towards furnishings and decorations at this point, so it’s going to be pretty great.