Made with felted wool sweater--very soft! The leaves are machine embroidered--these fabrics are some I have used recently in other projects. I used wax paper to transfer the design to the fabric and then cut them out by hand.
I got the idea to place the birds within a circle of fall leaves. The blue wool was a gray skirt that I overdyed with some blue fabric and it turned a nice denim blue. It is too thin to felt up, but it makes a nice background for these wool applique pillows.