I easily lose track of when I start projects. I realized that I've had Haley's house sitting around for one year longer than I thought.
I ordered it in July 2010. It's the Victoria's Farmhouse by Real Good Toys.
It is huge. You could say, I overestimated how much house I wanted her to have. The kit in the box weighs roughly 60lbs. When it's all finished, it will probably weigh a bit more, depending on the finishing techniques I use.
Look how little Haley was, she was just shy of turning two and Topaz (the puppy) was only about 2 months old.Yes, that's me in the background opening the dollhouse the day it arrived.
Just a few days ago, I got the pieces of this house spread out on the table so I could work on it some more.
It's funny what got me started. I was sitting at the computer and Haley walked up to me and asked where her dollhouse was. I said I still had to build it, that it wasn't ready. So Haley said "Yeah, you need paint!"
It was all downhill from there. I got the parts spread out, found the can of paint and got back to sanding the last few pieces of exterior wall that needed paint. Haley was perched on a chair next to me, watching everything. She even warned me "Watch out! Don't get paint on your shirt!"
More to come!