Wanting to make smaller owls yet, I used sock yarn for these and they stand 2-3 inches high. They're filled with polyester fibre fill though and are a little unsteady. Think the next one I do I'll first make a little cloth bean bag to but inside so it will stand better.
After taking the owl pics, I saw MooShoo snoozing on my daughter's bed and snapped this picture of her. In typical cat behaviour she completely ignored me and pretended to be looking at something very interesting on the wall.