If you'll notice in our original scale-sketch, we have a huge door on the back to make it easier to get the 18" AG dolls in and out ... well, we had a brilliant-beyond-brilliant idea that String Bean thinks is a great one too (especially as it will get her house built that much faster!).
So, here's the idea: during the year, she'll use this club-house (which is 2'deep x 3'wide by 30" high) for her 18" dolls -- they'll all fit inside when not needed and she'll finally have a true dollhouse for these bigger ones. During Advent and Christmas, the family will get the "club-house", turn it around and use it for our Nativity Stable (we're planning on carving our own figures for next year's Nativity and will be able to get them to a good size to occupy this stable!).
This has become a family project for this Christmas Break -- Kotch, String Bean and I will paint it, the boys will help sand and build it, dh and I already cut it out, and we'll love every minute of it!
Happy Feast of St. John the Evangelist to one and all ... the only Apostle not martyred, who lived a good long time and was able to meditate on all that Jesus' time on earth means. Thank God, he was able to transcribe these revelations for us to read 2000 years later!