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Friday Favorites – Custom Needlepoint Belts and Personalized Needlepoint Kits!

This week we have some great eye candy!

Starting with some custom needlepoint belts that we finished.  I’m really happy with how they turned out, I love the dogs and the horses!

Dog and Horse and Custom Needlepoint Belts

Dog and Horse and Custom Needlepoint Belts

Dog and Horse Close Up Needlepoint

Dog and Horse Close Up Needlepoint

Five Custom Needlepoint Belts

Five Custom Needlepoint Belts

More eye candy for belt lovers, these are unfinished needlepoint canvases for those like us who love to needlepoint!  Note the regatta belt design and the bow tie belt.

Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Last but not least are some really impressive needlepoint projects that I can’t wait to see stitched!

Two Custom Needlepoint Canvases

Two Custom Needlepoint Canvases

Personalized Needlepoint stocking and Custom Photo Needlepoint Canvas for Pillow

Personalized Needlepoint stocking and Custom Photo Needlepoint Canvas for Pillow

Last but not least, a needlepoint belt that is stitched but not put on leather yet.  Nice and strait!  Great stitching Andrew!

Liberty Needlepoint Belt

Liberty Needlepoint Belt Stitched

Liberty Part 2

Liberty Part 2

 

 

Design a Belt to Enter to Win our Needlepoint Belt Design Contest!

We have created quite a few really great needlepoint belt designs,  but we’re more excited to get our customers designing them!

The winner of the NeedlePaint Belt Design Contest will be receiving a free needlepoint belt of their choice (or design) from NeedlePaint.com!

To get started, you’ll want to watch our video which shows how to design a needlepoint belt, stitch by stitch.  To watch it, click the image below.

How to Design a Custom Needlepoint Belt

How to Design a Custom Needlepoint Belt

Once you’ve gotten your design done, you will want to save it in a better format for the contest.  I suggest right clicking the image and saving it.

Right click on the image to save your belt design.

Right click on the image to save your belt design.

You will want to make the image square so the whole design is visible in the contest preview.  This means opening up the file and changing the canvas size.

Make your design a square for better viewing in the contest!

Make your design a square for better viewing in the contest!

Now that you’ve got the design setup in the correct format, you can upload it to the contest! http://woobox.com/q7vcm8

Or if you can view and share it in facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/NeedlePaint/app_451684954848385

NeedlePaint.com - Needlepoint Belt Design Contest

NeedlePaint.com – Needlepoint Belt Design Contest

 

Friday Favorites – Needlepoint Christmas Stockings – Belts – and Weddings!

It is friday once again, and this week I’d like to put out a reminder that now is a great time to start your Christmas stockings if you want to be sure to have them ready by this December!

We’ve got a few stockings in the works.  The one below is a fantastic photo that we worked into our Christmas Photo Stocking Needlepoint Kit template.

Needlepoint Photo Christmas Stocking

Needlepoint Photo Christmas Stocking

Next up is a beautiful wedding project.  It is going to be amazing stitched!  Click here to design your own custom needlepoint kit!

Beautiful Wedding Needlepoint Canvas

Beautiful Wedding Needlepoint Canvas

More custom needlepoint belt canvases!  I love the way the springer spaniel belt looks…  (And check out the black Scottish terrier!)

Custom Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Custom Needlepoint Belt Canvases

And last but not least, a custom family coat of arms.

Custom Coat of Arms Needlepoint Kit

Custom Coat of Arms Needlepoint Kit

 

 

 

 

Friday Favorites – Bow Ties, Marilyn Monroe, Dove Love and More!

We’re keeping busy at NeedlePaint, and would like to welcome Karen to our team!  She is an expert crafter and is going to help out in the workshop.  I’m super excited about this!

This week we received a lot of good feedback, on belts, pillows, and needlepoint kits (you may have seen last weeks pictures, very happy with how the came out!)

“…the pillows arrived on Tuesday and they are precious! Thank you for such a great job! I am basting lace around the edges for the wedding for the ring bearers. My daughter will love them! Anyone who has seen them, says “Wow”! What a great idea! Thank you and your staff for getting them to me in time too!”  Bobbie 05-21-14

“Just received it. It is beautiful!”  Helen – 05-19-14

On to more fun stuff!  The projects this week!   The wedding canvas and Marilyn Monroe design are both in our shop, and the zebra and dog are custom projects we worked on.

Custom Needlepoint Canvases: Marilyn, Dog, Zebra, and Dove Love

Custom Needlepoint Canvases: Marilyn, Dog, Zebra, and Dove Love

And check out our latest belt canvases, a custom florida design and our bow tie needlepoint belt.

Custom Needlepoint Belt Canvases Bow Ties and Florida

Custom Needlepoint Belt Canvases Bow Ties and Florida

And last we have a project from Terry in Omaha, to quote: “It took me awhile but there is love in every stitch! So glad i found your website!”

If you look closely, you can see she found the same fabric from dog’s bed that he loved and used it for the pillow!  She even put the family’s names into it.  Nice stitching Terry!

Dog Pillow Photo

Ashes Dog Needlepoint Pillow Photo

 

Custom Needlepoint Wallets

We’ve shown a lot of needlepoint belts on our website, but if you are looking for another fun easy idea for a new project, Kathy at Leatherprize just emailed me some pictures of needlepoint wallets that she finished recently.  Don’t they look great?!!

Custom Needlepoint Wallet

Custom Needlepoint Wallet

These are simple projects for beginners to advanced stitchers who want to stitch something that can be used in the day to day…

We can design a custom needlepoint canvas for you.  The design size (including an extra stitch to fold the edge over with) is 9.1 x 3.5 inches.  Normally you can repeat a design on both sides, or we can do two different designs!

Monograms, favorite sports, hobies, or teams are a few ideas for mens wallets.

Needlepoint Wallet Front

Needlepoint Wallet Front

Needlepoint Wallet Inside

Needlepoint Wallet Inside

If you are looking for a great needlepoint belt finisher Kathy is your person.  We’ve been sending our customers to her and have had great reviews.  Poke around her website, there are lots of ideas there that we’d be happy to help design the canvas for you to stitch and have her finish.

Contact us if you’d like help designing your own needlepoint kit for a belt or wallet.

 

Wedding Ring Bearer Pillows and Custom Needlepoint German Shepherd Pillows

If you’ve never seen a custom needlepoint pillow before, then this post may open your eyes to the lovely look and texture that only needlepoint allows. (Be sure to zoom in all the way and to the stitching!)

First off, we have the Taza and Poitiers pillows, both are elegant designs especially designed for weddings.

Custom Wedding Ring Bearer Pillows

Custom Wedding Ring Bearer Pillows

Taza Needlepoint Wedding Pillow

Taza Needlepoint Wedding Pillow

The other project we finished this week was two custom german shepherd needlepoint pillows from photos.  Don’t they look amazing!

Needlepoint German Shepherd

Needlepoint German Shepherd Pillows

 

 

Friday Favorites – Kids Needlepoint and Custom Needlepoint Belts

Happy Friday!  We’ve got some really great projects this week to share.

I’m loving the kids needlepoint kits we did this week.  They came out great!

Kids Needlepoint Kits

Personalized Kids Needlepoint Kits

Below are some custom needlepoint projects, click here if you want any help learning how to use NeedlePaint.com to design your own custom canvas.  Also, here is some feedback we got this week from another happy customer:

“The order arrived today and it is indeed beautiful.  The colors are much better in person than on the computer.”  Patricia 5-15-14

Custom Needlepoint Kits

Custom Needlepoint Kits

On to some of my favorite projects; custom needlepoint belts.  The first photo shows three life treasurers belts that we stitched and the second shows some custom belt canvases we made this week, cool ideas.  I really like the stacked monogram, that is a first for us and I think it looks sharp!

Custom Needlepoint Belts

Custom Needlepoint Belts

Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Tiger Needlepoint Kit and More

Tiger Needlepoint Kit and More

Last this week is a photo from another happy customer!

“I love it and I think my son will too! Thanks for all your help with the design. I’ll be in touch soon with my next design idea!”  Margaret – 5-12-14

Middlebury Belt

Middlebury Needlepoint Belt

 

 

 

 

Preppy Needlepoint Belts – Bow Ties and Whales

Tracy has really outdone herself recently, with lots of fantastic new needlepoint belt designs!

This week we added two new preppy needlepoint belts to our website.

Our preppy bow tie needlepoint belt features different sized ties with various patterns and colors.  If you’d like to be able to “wear” it on your waist around town we can add a personalized designed tie to this belt!

Bow Ties Needlepoint Belt

Bow Ties Needlepoint Belt

If you’re into coastal history especially around Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, the preppy whale needlepoint belt is a great design.  Add a monogram for Free and change colors to suit.

Preppy Whale Needlepoint Belt

Preppy Whale Needlepoint Belt

As with all of our belts, these designs are also available as needlepoint canvases to stitch yourself!  www.NeedlePaint.com

Friday Favorites – Tennis Needlepoint and NeedlePaint Reviews

Happy Mothers day to all the wonderful and unconditionally caring moms out there (including my amazing wife!)

This weeks favorites are a bit shorter than normal, as I’ll be posting those canvas images next week.  But, we did get some great photos from a customer who finished a really fun tennis project!

Tennis Needlepoint

Custom Tennis Needlepoint

Here is some feedback we got this week from our customers.

“Just wanted to let you know I have received the canvas and it looks GREAT!” – Katie 5 -5-14

“I got the package today and it’s absolutely perfect and beautiful! Thank you for including everything I needed to complete it. Thanks a lot!” Lauryn 5-6-14

More fun needlepoint projects to come next week!

Sailing Regatta and Tall Ship Needlepoint Belts

Being a sailor myself, I’m really enjoying two new needlepoint belt designs we put on NeedlePaint last week.

The preppy sailing regatta needlepoint belt features beautiful spinnakers going downwind.   The fun colors will draw in the eye, but the tasteful and “fast moving” design will be a hit at the local yacht club.  We can even adjust the lead boat to have your spinnaker!

Now, on to another type of sailing, we also created a tall ship needlepoint belt.  Classic sailing vessel designs include schooners, cutters, gaff rigs, and even an official full rigged ship.  This features a green stripped background over navy.  Again, if you know somebody who sailed on a different type of boat not shown, just let us know and we will customize a new boat and put it into the design!

As with all of our designs, both are available as finished belts or needlepoint canvases that you stitch yourself.

Have a great week!

Preppy Sailing Regatta Needlepoint Belt

Preppy Sailing Regatta Needlepoint Belt

Tall Ship Needlepoint Belt

Tall Ship Needlepoint Belt

 

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