I'm always very inspired by the ladies over at Ban.do-- they wear bright colors and glitter and always make goofy (yet adorable) videos.
As for the decision to make the brooch in hot pink, I must say that my thirteen-year-old self had a wonderful relationship with hot pink. But then pink and I had a falling out. We are working on the relationship and it seems to be blossoming again. We've mutually decided that moderation is best.
To make this flower, it's so easy.
1. Cut out a bunch of flower-looking shapes. Perhaps your idea of what a flower should be.
2. I used clear spray paint to stiffen the floppy chiffon fabric. This is optional, but otherwise you will have a floppy flower. *Note: Do this on plastic grocery bags, not newspaper. This flower has newsprint all in its middle but I hid it well.
3. Stitch the layers together, forming and shaping them into a flower. Then stitch a safety pin to pin to your shirt. Then call yourself crocodile because you're dundee!
Another color adventurer: Fantastic Mr. Wool Fox. Turquoise and rust. I've learned that anytime you're at a loss for a color combo, just look to Mother Nature. She's the best decorator around.