Thanks V! They are here! They arrived this morning whilst I was out, how did that happen! And I love them!
I have been drooling over many books for inspiration, drawn up loads in my pad, and rummaged through piles of magazines. I found a lovely pattern of baskets with cone flowers, but I think I'm settling on a version of this below. Can you believe the magazine goes back to 2002!
Hand applique isn't my thing so I think this will be fused with steam a seam ( I find its lighter than bondaweb) then raw edge appliqued.