The blogger at Life After Money has been making a walled garden.
Actually, she's been stitching and weaving it, using mesh, fabric strips, felt and embellishments. Notice the detail on this piece:
I particularly like her use of beading to anchor and accent.
24" x 23", made primarily out of bits and pieces she picked up here and there...and beautiful.
(Yes, you could stitch something like this, too.)
Go here for more. Don't miss previous posts, as well -- she's been working on this for some time.