Thanks everyone I'm so pleased you like her.
Karina (gorgeous name!) I did use novelty yarn, a black eyelash with black 4ply. It gives it that furry look. It ended up a bit bulky with the wings padded like Rita's so I just used 2 of the smaller ones.
The neck is a straw, but I put put cotton buds in mine as well to make it a bit more ridged. Thank goodness for Rita doing this at the same time, I'd have been in a big old mess if it wasn't for her!