I recently had the pleasure of attending a workshop run by Sheena Chapman, called 'Branching out and Hang ups', at Calico & Ivy in Balmain. It is still in my WIP (work in progress) pile - but slowly I am getting it done.
The technique was quite new to me - involved taking a rotary cutter to your fabric with no pattern - shocking but also quite liberating!! Then cutting out the pictures in fabric to create butterflys, leaves & flowers. I am in the process now of embroidering the details and hope to turn it into a cushion cover.