Today's project is simple and colorful. All you need is some 3/4" poplar or other wood that paints well. Even MDF will work well if you take the time to seal the edges before you apply the paint. The dowels are 1/4" diameter.
DVD and the 2013 update DVD at this link. DVD #1 is $20 and contains over 1,100 patterns. The 2013 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 178 patterns. The 2014 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 223 patterns.