So, I think I have the beard worked out. It's still a little burlyish- but if I cut the felt down anymore, it just disintegrates into an unruly mess of fibers.
I asked Collin, 4, if that looked like Edward's papa. His response, "Yeah, but why did you put his head upside down"
"What do you mean?"
"His beard is on top his head and his hair is on the bottom"
Guess I need to make the hair from felt.
A little too Kramer, but. I can live with it. I have to finish this project, I can't live like this any longer.