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, April 29, 2013

House Hunting

Home from house hunting with a 'maybe'.  We probably looked at 20 houses which becomes 'mind exhausting' even with notes and photos.  We of course had a 'wish list' but it was so hard to find the perfect home. We did find one that met many of the requirements and so now we wait as we go through the process of a short sale which does not mean it closes in a SHORT amount of time.

So.... Is this the one?   Nope


Not this one either.  It's a good thing we love brick because there is a lot of it:)

So here is our 'Maybe'.

Of course you have to have some fun too, especially at meal time:)

I think I may have developed a taste for Chick Fil A. 
Sweet grandkids were in love with the cow.

A special dinner with two beautiful daughters.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Feltin' Fridays

Here's a few projects I've been working-just wanted to share:) 

I am really into sheep right now:)

I finally made a shepherd and a miniature sheep to go with the Nativities.

So sweet and tiny.

This is a little bit different-a big sheep doll:)  This is the wool from
Bittersweet Heritage Farm that I posted about last week.

I haven't listed any of these yet in my Etsy shop but will soon.

 So Happy Feltin'...

Monday, April 15, 2013

More House Hunting

So it's time again to head down south to hopefully find our new home!

These little birdies seem to have it all together-a very orderly group 
and doing their best to be organized.

Just wanted to get their picture all together before the orange and yellow bird
fly away to their new homes.

Kate says that they are 'tweeting':)

Okay now this is more like how I feel as I get ready for a trip, running all around from
one thing to another, bumping into myself.

Happy travels little birds! (and to me too)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Bittersweet Heritage Farm

Last fall a friend gave to me the gift of two bags of wool that she had bought at a Farmer's Market near her home in Maine. I thought that was the most thoughtful gift she could ever give to me. I am starting to think I have a wool addiction:)  I have pondered for a while how best to use this precious wool and I finally made a little sheep and fell in love with him.  He just felt so perfect, in fact I can barely keep my hands off him because he feels so good to hold. 

As soon as I made two of these sheep I started to worry about whether or not I would be able to replace this wool when I ran out. (I know- pretty silly). So I did a little research and found that I could order online and get the same wool from the very same sheep, Sweet Pea. According to Dyan, the owner of the sheep from Bittersweet Heritage Farm, this wool has a higher (grease) content and is processed a little differently. (That's probably why I keep picking my sheep up and just holding it.) Her sheep are Romneys crossed with Merinos and if you go to her web site you can find out more about her 'girls'. I also recommend her facebook page-it is full of interesting farm events.

So I ordered two more bags of Sweet Pea's wool.

 Oh, and three bars of lavender soap.

My Sweet Pea
I love how you get a picture of the sheep the wool came from. I am looking forward to trying all the
different rovings especially the brown wool from Maeve (just waiting for the shearer).  

Monday, April 8, 2013

Clay Blue Birds - A Friendly Flock

Spring is coming (I think) so I thought I would bring out my little flock of clay blue birds. Two of them are destined to be a part of a friendship gift box.
I noticed that I was starting to have quite a large flock of these birds. I will make  them
but they might not be just right for a project so they have to wait their turn to be used for
something special just for them.

Two little birds - one attached to the lid and the other nestled inside as a special
little gift.

Friday, April 5, 2013

My Kobito

I have a young friend, Callie who was my inspiration and helper in opening my Etsy shop. She helped me especially with the computer hurdles. Not yet twenty and she has a very successful Etsy shop 
(My Kobito) making clay charms for cell phones, computers or key chains. She also is an amazing anime artist. We did some trading and this week I received my charms.  After I sat and oohed and aahed over them I had to share all their cuteness.
How do I pick my favorite?

Isn't her owl so sweet?

I love all the detail.

Check out her shop - she has a large selection of characters to choose from. 
See if you can find your favorite.