Inspired by these, I made two birdie brooches for Scotskipper 402 for the geezer swap.
I used a heavy fusible pellon for the base. I fused fabric scraps to the pellon, then used decorative stitching and various ribbons, floss, etc. to hide the joins. I used a piece of wool felt for the backing (handmade by gavagai). These were fun to make. Thank you, elowezil, for the inspiration!