My light box came in handy to trace the pattern from the magazine, and again to trace the pattern and markings on to calico.
The painted fabric was ok to sew, but tricky to turn right side out, as the paint made it slightly tacky/ grippy.
The beak and cere were "painted" with the fabric paint pens I won in a craft pack at the Craft and Quilt show a couple of years ago.
The trickiest bit was making the feet/ legs - the instructions were quite vague overall- and I had to stitch the legs in place because it kept moving and the bird just could not stand up.
Think I might spend all of next weekend making budgies!