I just made some gorgeous orange felt with pink hints that is destined to be a rose, I think. Maybe one of the beads will be the center somehow. The flat felt is mainly a really hairy mohair that was fun to feel, and the beads are merino. The texture is sooo different when you get to felting them, it is just amazing.
The color combo was inspired by my spare bedroom. This morning, I put this great duvet made out of vintage hankies on the bed, and had to play with some fun bright colors, how could I not?
My husband calls this the grandma room...and rightly so. The bedroom suite was given to my great-grandmother from my grandmother back in the forties. I inherited it about 10 years ago. It just fits in this room, with the cool green walls and sloped ceilings with it's calm morning light.
The rest of our house is decorated in such a mid-century modern eclectic style , this is really the one room in the house that is like a true step back in time.