I decided that my owl would be mostly patchwork so I set about cutting up some 1.5" by 2.5" pieces and put them together in a brickwork effect.
I then added a torso, corduroy wings (back and front) and some felt facial features.
He'll be winging (ha ha!!) his way to Australia tomorrow.
I hope that Ngaire likes him and that he's a welcome distraction from the worries of the bush fires that have come within 1km of her house.