For my One Tiny Thing Swap partner @artsycandice, I made a coin purse with a felt Barn Owl appliqué, as she mentioned liking owls. (Using your photos, @artsycandice, as I cannot find my final photos!)
As most stores near me are shut down completely, I resorted to using supplies in my crafting stash. I also upcycled an old costume prop. For a Wodehouse Society convention many years ago, I made a felt “slice of veal and ham pie” to help me portray a waitress that Bingo Little falls in love with. I de-stuffed it and used the felt from one side to make the owl, along with a scrap of white wool felt I had. I sewed the owl in layers, and added beading for the stomach feather colors. I tried stitching on the wing to make more smooth feather texture.
For the purse, I used two fabrics I had … one in lovely soft tones of brown for outside, and a colorful cotton inside.
I used a 3” coin purse frame, sew-on version.
I had so much fun making the owl, and this was the first time I ever used a purse frame. I learned a lot and looking at it now I want to snatch it back and fix it all! Hee. Ah, craft swap anxiety. LOL