The man in the moon is done in needle turn applique. His mask is outlined with gold embroidery and instead of quilting around the moon, I used crystal beads. There are some enameled charms here and there and lots of star shaped sequins in the background. The confetti fabrics are beaded with bugle beads in matching colors. It was just a lot of fun to do.
When I ran across the remnants of those fabrics, I grabbed them up and thought what a great mini bed they would make! After rummaging thru the drawer of silks and satins, I found the perfect emerald green satin to use for the sheets. I used a white washed bed frame so the colors in the fabrics would really pop. For some reason, a neatly made bed didn't seem right, so to give it the right tone, I rumpled up the sheets and named it "Morning After Mardi Gras".
Of course I had to have sparklie things on this bed! The fabrics have the Hoffman's signature gold worked into the design and I used gold loop trim on the throw over the foot of the bed, but I had a need to bead. Making a pile of Mardi Gras bead necklaces was easy to do and then I tossed them over the bed posts.
When it came to the pillows, I used the confetti and ribbon prints for the smaller pillows but for the big pillows, I fussy cut two masks from the larger print in the collection and was delighted with the results! The final touch was to drape some bead necklaces over the pillows.