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!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Feltin' Fridays

I made some of these animals last spring but then sort of lost interest:(    Since then I have sold several elephants and squirrels so I got back into making them and added the raccoon and skunk that I hadn't made before the 'lost interest' event:)  Then it just flowed into why not add acorns and trees and that is how I ended up in the backyard playing with them on a rock (it helped that it was sunny and warm).
A friendly little forest gathering.

I added these to my Etsy shop after I finished playing with them.

WATCH OUT! A giant Owl.
Normally I don't think black bears worry about owls being dangerous but this guy is very large.

                     Happy Felting:)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Pineapple Afghan

I lost this book once and had to reorder it. It's getting pretty tattered.

I love the Early American pineapple symbol for hospitality. So imagine my excitement when I found out I could actually crochet this pineapple pattern.  Up until ten years ago I was mainly a Granny Square kind of person.  This will be my sixth pineapple afghan. I made one for my Mom, myself and three of my daughters. I have used three different patterns in this book by Anne Halliday(Leisure Arts). This one I hope to have finished in time to take to our daughter Rachel and family in Papua New Guinea next September.  I know you probably are wondering why anyone living in the tropics would want an afghan but I watched them all run for their sweatshirts whenever a windy rain storm came along so I know they will cuddle up together under an afghan:)

I chose yellow for Rachie because we called her our little Sunshine when
she was a little girl.  Don't count my double crochets because you may find my
mistakes. I try to always go back and redo. Ugh.

I haven't gotten very far since I mainly work on it when traveling. I am going to 
have to get serious about pineapple crocheting real soon.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Feltin' Fridays

Just sharing some of the projects I have been working on now that I am home for awhile. 

A special order for a special repeat buyer:)

Not yet finished or felted. I'm not even sure where I am going with this - two bowls or one and a set of coasters?
However, I love the color - seafoam blue.

I love this little owl. I have another made and waiting for his balloon to be finished.

I made a little trinket box like this for my daughter Sarah and liked it so much I made another. The little
clay bird has a felted wool nest.

So glad that I can stay (creative) busy while we wait for the next chance to look for a new home.

Happy felting and talk again soon:)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sneak Peak:)

Here is the completed sneak peak:)

I love making these little clay birds and I love it even more when 
I find ways to combine felting with them. What could be more perfect than 
having a felted bird house for my little clay bird.

Looking forward to spring!!!!

                    Talk soon,

Monday, March 18, 2013

Saying goodbye to my Grandmother

These last few years,
Every trip to Bakersfield, 
Every time I kissed her and said goodbye,
I knew could be our last...

My heart is full of wonderful memories of our time together.