To finish it off, I borrowed some millet from my budgies to simulate 'les boudins' on the neck and shoulders and voila.
I purchased a few things, like little birds and a birdhouse. The big magnolia flowers I recycled
from previous years and of course, the glass head is reused every year.
Everything else comes from my garden.
The Countessa's head sits atop my china cabinet in the dining room, waiting patiently for her dress to be created. Come back later for the making of The Countessa's New Gown.