I started making the bed first, since it's the largest piece of furniture in the room. It doesn't look like much yet, but it will be luxurious (hopefully) once the base and pillows are on. I have to sew pillows next. Ugh. Sewing. Boo. It will be nice to get it over with, though, so I don't have it on the to-do list to dread.
Giving thought to the parts of the build I dread makes me wonder what else I can do in the beginning, when my motivation and creativity are in high gear. I can't think of anything else, at the moment, that I dread, but I can see the tedium of making a bazillion echeveria. I'm going to set up an echeveria station on a tray, at the dining room table, and devote an hour a day to them, so that when it comes time to plant the roof I'll be ready, or at least have a good start.