Thanks for all the nice words! I'm actually working on a couple of other projects now & will post them when they're ready.
Oh, by the way, the chicks *are* fuzzy. They're made of yellow felt. I just used an iron on transfer pen to put the image on the felt, put wonder under on the back side of the felt, cut it out, and then ironed it on to one of the outside purse pieces. Viola! Instant cuteness.
I *love* applique. It's like coloring with fabric. I then embroider along the edges to give it more security, not to mention the fact that it looks friggin' cute.