There may also have been some cheesy afternoon movies* and several cups of tea involved in that equation too! :)
These large plum and turquoise corsages (made with yummy thick needlefelted wool) are now back in my shops. You can find them on Etsy, Folksy or over on my website.
*there was one where Rob Lowe is a struggling writer whose book becomes a huge bestseller but he turns into a total jerk along the way... and another one where a woman inherits a music box which changes reality every time it's opened, so the decor of her house keeps changing and she's widowed and then she's married and then she's divorced and the creepy janitor has a limp and then he doesn't.... all very entertaining stuff to watch while sewing!