I've been thinking about how to best decorate this bell, and decided I would try out a felted poinsettia flower...
Started out with some red and green felted jumper pieces and some beads. I made a cardboard template for the petals, and cut out eight pieces from the red felt.
Then started sewing them together, alternating beads and petals, until all eight were on.
I also attached a circle of brownish coloured felt to the centre of the flower... oops... bit of a blurry shot, sorry!
Now I need to think about the leaves, and exactly how I want to use the flower on the bell. It has actually turned out a little larger than I had anticipated.