Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The House That Larry Built

Last summer, on our annual visit to Topeka, I admired the dollhouse at my aunt's house that her grandfather had made for her. I instantly took pictures and emailed them to Donna, wondering if Larry would be willing to create something similar for Laura. It was a simple, straightforward design that used a few pieces of wood, some nails and paint.

The next thing I knew, I was getting a flurry of emails inquiring about desired scale, dimensions, and colors. Weeks later I received photos of Larry at hobby shops and dollhouse aficionado headquarters, where he secured items such as siding, shutters, window and door casings; and later hard at work in his garage - he dove into this project with serious gusto!
The result is a piece that I know Laura's granddaughters, like my aunt's, will be playing with for years to come. In the meantime, though, all three of our kids are putting it to good use!

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