I found this darling knit bird pattern free from the Handmade Holiday post on Plain and Joyful Living. I made a little I-cord worm to go with it per Miss M's insistence.
To make it a little safer for my young children, I used a pipe cleaner for the feet (it's all one piece and the sharp ends go way inside the stuffing so even the baby can handle it) and felt for the beak. I really like the look of the wooden feet in the original pattern, but it wouldn't have been practical for our home. (I wanted to make a toy, not a decoration).
If I can wrest it away from Miss M, it will be a Christmas present for one of her cousins.
The pretty purple yarn was just a two inch ball of wool (leftovers my mom gave me). It suits the birdie perfectly, don't you think?