Country Living (p.23) has this fantastic felted bag, decorated with real autumn leaves. I just loved it and the whole autumn theme of the pages around it. I had to have one, and I tried to find out who had made this, but the only link is to a site where the bags are nothing like.
So, I made my own, with felted leaves. I had so much advice from kind people about how to finish the leaves off - stitching/no stitching - and stitching something came out tops. I still wanted them to look straight off the forest floor, so I didn't add any beads or other embellishments. I contrived some 'twistiness' when I stitched the leaves together, sewed them to a kilt pin and fixed the whole corsage to my wet-felted huge creamy-coloured bag - just in time for my trip away next week.
Big Thank You to everyone who kindly left me comments to guide me forward with the leaf shapes - you were right!