Building a Dollhouse for the First Time

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Yesterday, I talked with a first-time dollhouse builder who was pre-reading the instructions (super!) and asking about the details.  I am always touched by the excitement of the first-time builder.  It’s filled with the dream of the finished dollhouse and, sometimes, it’s also a dream of the process; the hands-on delight of doing something together with a child or grandchild.  There’s often a story of a doll house “when I was young”… It’s really dazzling!  I usually get involved when they see all the pieces and wonder where to start.  Here’s my 5-step plan for making dollhouse-building easy for the first-time builder: (more…)