Linda has requested a close-up of the clown face as she says she's not happy with hers, although I can't think why such a talented lady would have difficulty. Anyway, here you are, Linda.
Here's how I usually sew them. I have to confess I start off the sewing thread with a knot - my mother always told me not to, but it works for me. I sometimes sew into the knot at the back later to stop it pulling through.
Start with the eyes - find the centre of the face, and move 2 sts to the left, bring the needle up about 3-4 sts from the top and sew 2 straight sts vertically, over 2 sts of knitting. Then sew 2 diagonal sts either side as shown, all sts meeting in the same hole at the top. Make another eye the same way, leaving a gap of 2 sts in between.
For the nose, I sew 3 horizontal stitches over 1 knitted stitch just below the eyes. Then drop down a couple of stitches to start the mouth in the centre. To make a nice big smile I usually work the mouth over 6 knitted stitches, sewing the whole thing using 8 long stitches as shown, 4 at the top and 4 at the bottom. Doesn't matter of the smile is a bit wonky, gives the chap a bit of character. You can take the sides of the mouth up quite high, just 1 stitch below the corner of the eye.
I always like sewing the face on the clown because it means you've nearly finished one and can start another one soon!
I hope this helps with your random features, Linda!