My sister-in-law referred me to I Think Sew to look at patterns, and while I was looking around, I came across these flowers. There are also some similar ones here. I wanted to figure out how to make flowers be that puffy, and after some fiddling around, I came up with my own way of doing it. They are so versatile; I use them a lot.
Here is a red one used as a headband, and some smaller blue ones on shoes I made to match the dress. The idea for the diamond pintucks on the dress (and link to the how-to) is here at Homemade by Jill. The shoes I made by altering the pattern found here.
And here is what the headband and shoes look like on a baby. I made the headband using 1/8 inch elastic threat. It works really well; a fourteen inch piece fits my brand-new baby, my toddler and even me!
They're also great to pin to a sweater or jacket.
You can clip them to a piece of scrapbook paper and give them as a gift.
And make them in every color of fabric that you have!
The great thing about them is I use broadcloth to make them, and you can get that on sale for as little as $1.50/yard. Since an eighth of a yard makes two or three flowers, that equals cute, cheap fun. I was going to do a tutorial, but I got carried away making them and used up almost all my solid colored fabric. Oops. I'll do one soon.
UPDATE: The tutorial is available here.