I simply traced the design in pencil onto lightweight fabric. She got very excited each time she checked in and saw another element finished. My favorite part is the lit windows :) Oh, and the "worker" on the roof of our house (???). The most meaningful element, and the one which prompted me to choose this piece to embroider, is the hearts. Her drawing has come a long way this summer and hearts are her favorite go-to symbol all of a sudden. I heart her hearts!