Ted Kaczynski's hand-made truffle receptacle gift tag
This thing, obviously, is intended to serve as a receptacle for truffles. But if you don't have any truffles to put in it, you can use it as a sugar-bowl, or to hold tea-bags, or candy, or what you will. This is the first time I ever tried to make anything of this sort, which is my excuse for the defects it has. (E.g., I made the raven's claws too strongly hooked, so that they look more like a hawk's talons; the varnish darkened peculiar grain of the wood more than I expected giving it a dirty appearance; etc., etc.)
If you wash the thing, you'd better wash it quickly and dry it immediately with a cloth otherwise the wood may absorb water, swell up then crack wen it dries again.
A year and 2 thirds ago, when you cared to visit me, you told me to make you "some little [unreadable]", and I had the weakness to say "yes". This, I hope, constitutes fulfillment of contract.