Welcome to Scarlet Cord

Hello! My name is Kris Keese and thank you for visiting my little blog where I share my needle felted journey as well as a few of those life experiences along the way. Please let me know you were here-I would love to hear from you!

Monday, July 30, 2012

My Studio/Spare Bedroom

Okay... I don't have a studio. I'm just like everyone else that is a crafter/artist and would like one. So I do have this very small spare guest bedroom. I started out small with everything in the closet-I could even sit at a table and work. Now I am lucky if I can reach into the closet. I still think I know where everything is but it is all spread out everywhere in the little room. I am selectively going to show parts of the room. I like this corner-I even have space in the chair to sit. That's a goal to keep the chair sittable.

I love tarnished silver trays and bowls. They look so pretty with my button stash.

Right now I do all my acutal work on the couch or at the dining room table and yes it does get messy. 
I love seeing what other people use for storage and work areas.

Saturday, July 21, 2012


These little block animals are really the most detailed needle felting sculptures that I have done so far and I wasn't sure if I could make another one close to the original. So here is the duplicate bunny and elephant. They are close enough but still different enough to be unique. Since I took that picture both bunnies have sold. The pink went to Calif. and the blue one to Sweden. Time to work on another and see what this bunny will look like.

Sorry about the quality of these pictures-they were taken on my couch which is where
I do most of my needle felting but the lighting is awful.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Playing with Blocks

So my latest little felting adventure now includes children's blocks. I don't know why but I just had this urge to do something with little wooden blocks so I ran into Goodwill and actually found a bag of blocks for $1.99. So here is  Sailor Ducky and  Teddy Bear wearing a red bow tie. Painting the blocks was the hardest. I didn't want them to look perfectly painted but it was hard to get the right shabby look. My first blocks have many coats of paint but hopefully it will be easier now that I know what doesn't work.

I will post pictures of little Elephant and Bunny later.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Birthday Crowns on their Way to Papua New Guinea

I have finished two more birthday crowns(#'s 3 & 4) to send to PNG hopefully to make it in time for our granddaughter Grace's birthday. Bri's birthday is in November so at least I know it will be there for her. It is always this long process for me to pack a box to go to my PNG  family. I either don't have everything that I want to go into the box or it all won't fit in the box and I have to pick and choose what stays until next time. And then there is the trip to the post office with custom forms and oh my the cost to ship a box over there and it takes six weeks!!!  I just wish I could mail myself there and be with them when they open their box:)

Little Birds for Bri

And Grace gets Butterflies

I still have to add birthday bags for Grace and her Daddy.
Little toys, some kid's books, magazine for Rachel because she says the smell of a new magazine
reminds her of  home:), popcicle holders, cookie cutters, Brandon's and Grace's BD presents,
vitamins and cold meds and of course candy.

I guess I should explain that my daughter Rachel (#2 child) lives with her husband Brandon and their three children on a small volcanic island off of the coast of Papua New Guinea where they are missionaries with New Tribes Missions.  (Click here to see my other posting about them)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day

Thanking God today for my home and my country. God is truly gracious and merciful.

Best wishes from my home to yours.
My prayer:
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land. 
2 Chronicles 7:14