I made a big stuffed owl for a very wise friend of mine. The pattern, Big Snowy Owl by Purl Bee, is lovely, squishy, and easy. I used DeAire for the body and scraps of Vintage for the eyes and nose; I didn't like how bulky the eyes were in the Purl Bee sample. I love Owlie, and he will be very missed in our home. The way he would sit and stare, the way he would lie down and stare...it's and absence we're still feeling.
A tip: place markers between the body repeats! Makes it easier and faster!