First up, Paul and Monique of HandSigNow. Here's a little series of snapshots (taken, with permission, from their Facebook page) that demonstrates the steps involved in creating one of their birdhouses.
Sketch and design.
Create a Pattern.
Add trims and details.
Paint/finish and add hardware.
I have only selected a few images of their process. To see the photos in their entirety, click here. The amount of work Paul and Monique put into each piece is simply astounding!