The new Curbly "Make It! Mid-Century Modern" publication features a fun how-to to create Alexander Girard-inspired wooden characters. Since it's the holidays, go grab a copy, and then apply the technique to something a little more seasonal, like this Nativity Set by Girard. "It's a new design based on a Girard illustration that hangs in his son’s house and in homage to man who apparently amassed a huge collection of nativities in his later years...The set has 13 solid maple (and non-toxic) pieces, ranging from 1-inch to 7.75-inch tall, along with an 11.75-inch stable and a special reusable storage box."
I know what I'm doing this four-day weekend.