This mornings blog reading has led me to Susan of Art Angelix. You must go and look at the roses she has made from Maple leaves - YES real Maple leaves!! They are awesome! She links to a tutorial here on how to make them. It is a shame there are no Maple trees here where I live in UK!!!!
Hmmmmmmm - I wonder if they can be made from fabric in the same way?? Yet another idea to add to the very long list now!!