I love these little calico rosebuds on the front of Home Sweet Sewn (sadly however these buds and their felted tea cosy are the only project in the book I find interesting). They created a mad desire in my heart to sit in a chair all weekend rolling up fabric into rosebuds of my own. I did mine in velvet, first cutting strips of the dark red, then moving on to already-cut-in-strips-also-known-as-ribbon which worked beautifully. I used about five inches, sewed the beginning end into a little point, then just rolled and gathered, and folded the second end under before stitching it in place.
It was kind of hard to stop, which is why I have a pincushion thoroughly garnished with these beauties. I'm trying to think of what I don't want them on though. I want them on my shoes, my dress, my bag, my hair, my daughters . . . .