My sister likes to bring me craft stuff when she comes to visit from Japan, usually origami and crocheting stuff. She came to visit this year and brought me a cute sewing book with tons of different designs for mobiles and little purses.
I decided to try one out so I picked the easiest pattern in the book... the little blossoms. I've seen this pattern before, usually used for pin cushions. You can find a ton of knit/crocheted versions on Ravelry (which I might have to try next).
These are the absolute easiest things to make. Just stuff a little circle of fabric and sew it together. Using thread sew through the center and around the whole thing to separate the 'petals'. I used some embroidery thread and made some french knots in the centers. My flowers were made with 2 inch across circles and turned out the perfect size for a hair barrette. I glued them on and sewed on some beads to fill in the cracks!