I've been making some huias for the Auckland Art & Craft Fair. They started out like this:
I went to the museum to look at some they had there, and they looked a bit bedraggled and mangy (well they have been extinct since 1907) so I had to flesh these ones out a bit.
Now they look like this:
The male huia is the one with the shorter beak, the female has the longer one. They're gocco printed onto calico, reinforced with interfacing and have zigzagged edges. And I have a whole lot of them!
Righto, back to the sewing machine for me. I've got a big pile of zigzigging to finish!