Well, after a fairly long hiatus, life is giving me some time to work on the White Orchid. I took the materials for the hammocks with me to New Orleans, but there was too much to see, too many people to visit, to leave any time for working on minis. This is what they look like now:
I'm not finished fiddling. I like the overall effect with the cuddly blankets at the foot, and I like the colors. I'm not too keen on the pillows. They look too new and unused. Haven't quite figured out how to age them, but I'm sure it will come to me after a while.
This is how I got the cuddly blankets to drape so nicely: some foam cut to the width of the hammocks and covered with waxed paper. The folds were held in place with pins, and then they were sprayed with hairspray. I get impatient waiting for it to dry, so I turn a hairdryer on it. They dry in just a few minutes.
There will be a table with a lamp on it by the window between the hammocks.