I have a new craft helper-ha! This is Isabella, my Ragdoll cat. I got up from my chair and she thought because I put the basket on the floor that it was just for her! She took one of the fall leaves out of the basket with her teeth and then laid it down beside the basket. For more pictures go to http://beaver-kerrie.blogspot.com/
HOW TO MAKE A FABRIC LEAF WREATH OR COASTERS
I purchased a yard of leaf material a few years ago. I cut out the leaves randomly so that I could put them on a felt backing and blanket stitch around the outside. I have made several of these as well as coasters every fall.
I cut the leaves with pinking sheers to begin, then hold the felt behind the leaf and cut the felt out for the backing. I then blanket stitch around the outside of the leaf attaching the felt. Next, I use gold metalic thread to embroider down the veins on the leaves for accent and detail. This is a fun lap craft. You can attach the leaves to a straw wreath and tie with a Raffia Bow or use them individually for coasters. They also make a nice house-warming gift.
Red, brown, orange or yellow felt
Printed leaf fabric
Black buttonhole thread or embroidery thread 3 strands
Gold metalic thread
Hand sewing medium needle
Optional straw wreath and Raffia