This is a collaboration between myself and Dad.... I had the copy cat idea. He has the wood shop and the skill!
I was supposed to pick up these wooden parts in Wyoming next week, but there is a pointy metal part for each one, not seen in the pictures below, which Dad thought could be problematic getting through the terrorist screening process these days.... After all, I so fit the profiling criteria for a terrorist. Especially before I get my make-up on. So he sent them to my house this week, thereby giving me a head start on the finishing process!
Since they weigh about a pound each, and airlines are really inordinately particular these days about how much luggage can weigh....this means I can actually pack underwear for the trip. Believe me, by the time I throw my entire business and laptop and footpedal in the suitcase, there's not room, or weight, left for much else!
Using the same techniques I did on the birdhouses, I am adding some "pretty" to these blocks of wood.
I can't tell anyone what they are..... until Christmas! (although I bet someone will guess before then!)