We were on a roll designing with fur yarns! We got the idea for birds, while watching birds at our Frugal Haus bird feeder, right outside our office window. Blue yarn, of course was the best choice for us for the birds to knit. These are a nice soft toy for little hands! Toddlers can cuddle with these without harm . No buttons or beads here. Just fur yarn, pillow or toy stuffing, and yarn eyes and beak. Knitting needles, US # 10. Birds are about 4 inches tall.