Seeing all this brilliant red foliage around here lately was giving me some ideas.
I had been knitting a felted purse in muted shades of green and gold and decided it could use a little punch of color.
I found a site where I could print out graph paper for free. Then, I began making random circles to represent a leaf pattern that I could use as a guide when I knitted the flap of my purse.
Here it is on my pre-felted piece.
And here's the finished piece, where I realized the red yarn I used was not 100% wool, as it did not felt. (And I'm not really sure what kind of tree would yield a leaf of this shape.)
But maybe with that leaf pile there, no one would have really noticed.