Big Snowy Owl - the purl bee. Love This!!! I am going to try to find an old sweater to make the owl body from. I am going to use felt for the eyes and beak. The bottom will probably be canvas or a tight weave cotton in a color that matches the sweater. This pin contains the tutorial for the knitted project.
original pinner says: "chickens! - I made such little chickens - it's easy: just knit a simple square, sew it in half, stuff it with cotton and stitch with red yarn the comb, tail and details." (these link back to etsy, where they don't look like they're from a square. But I figure it's worth trying . . .)