First of all I took a look at the back of the owl. Up to now I've been concentrating on the front.
Eventually there will be wings and they will cover most of the back but I thought his back needed to look a little bit fluffy and feathery. So I've been stitching on some shorter strands of fluffy mohair wool, overlapping them at the centre spine.
.......rawl plugs, I even looked at the tips on a pine cone.
I tried making a beak shape with the covered wire. Not happy with that.
Then I snipped a rawl plug. Better.
My idea was to insert the back part of the rawl plug through the fabric where the beak sits, and glue it in place.
Then I wrapped the rawl plug with glue and threads.
So I left this to dry, but apart from the little tip of the beak I'm still not happy with the shape of this.
As I've been working on it I feel like a fabric beak would suit my bird the best.
It's all trial and error.
Time to consult the expert on owls!