I use it as a candy dish for some of the leftover Halloween candy, or some chocolate kisses.
If you are not familiar with Free Standing Lace (FSL), it is when the embroidery design is stitched on a water soluble stabilizer. After stitching is complete, soak the material in water to dissolve, and all that remains is the thread. The design has to intended for FSL, otherwise it will not hold together once the stabilizer material is gone.
I found this little guy at Starlight Dreams (scroll to the bottom of the designs page), and it is done in the 4x4 hoop. Each feather was stitched separately, plus the panels for the body and head. I simply zig-zagged the pieces together to finish it.