Friday, August 10, 2012

Let the colouring begin....

Have you ever had a solution to a problem you have been having  just come to you and you couldn't rest until you had given it a try to see if it worked? Well that happened to me the other day with Oliana. I was having trouble figuring out how I was going to tackle the the colouring on this one. There is a fair amount of confetti in it, and I would normally tackle this with the parking method. However with having already done the outline I was finding that marking just wasn't working for me.

So I decided that I would stitch it as if I was actually 'colouring' something in. I decided to use my Pako thread organiser (here) to thread all the predominant colours in the hair. Then I started stitching each piece of outlined hair, doing all the stitches in one piece then moving onto the next.

Having all my threads already on needles saved the time of having to constantly put each colour back on it's bobbin again and then find it for the next lot of that colour.

So I have made some progress on the first page of colour on Oliana.

HAED - QS Oliana Otter
Using this method has been really quite enjoyable, although the back of my piece now looks like a disaster but no one will see that part.

Have a great day :)


  1. Great idea and she's looking great!
    Happy weekend.

  2. Glad you found a solution to your problem! Have fun "coloring". Looks great!

  3. Oh how pretty! It's like a coloring book! :D


  4. Pako Thready organizer looks like it can be a great time saver, and also ease some frustration.

    Thank you for sharing

  5. It looks great. I can't wait to see her colored in!

  6. Wow! I love the outline! Have fun coloring lol

  7. It looks great!
    I have seen a few people using this method and can't wait to try it out on one of the Hannah Lynn's I have lined up.

  8. She looks like she's come straight from a colouring in book! Great solution....and she's looking fabulous!

  9. Stitching is supposed to be enjoyable messy backs who cares? have fun with your colouring in shes looking - will be watching your progress

  10. I'm doing my first Hannah Lynn design at the moment, and have also gone for doing all the outline before colouring in, but I'm only two pages in at the moment, this looks so gorgeous though!


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