So i tried my hand at amigurumi for the first time and it turned out better than expected. So i saw a few tutorials on pintrest and tweaked the pattern to make it a bigger vesrion of the ones i seen out there. For the body pattern check out http://www.craftpassion.com/2013/10/owl-amigurumi-mr-murasaki.html/2
And for the eyes check out http://mojimojidesign.com/nesting-rainbow-owls/
I used DC instead of SC to make it bigger and started with a circle of 10DC's instead of 6SC's as per the pattern and continued DC's in multiples of 10. It turned out to be 7-8 inches tall and 4-5 inches wide .