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Friday Favorites – Peacock – Boats Cars and Motorcycle Belts – Reviews and More

Happy Weekend!

We’ve gotten some great feedback again this week, and even better projects to show you!  If you just want to see the fun needlepoint canvases, please skip over the rest of the text below and go strait to the pictures.  I got a little long winded today…

First are 3 positive reviews and one ANGRY customer.

“It came in the mail today.  I love it!” – Marsha – 2104-09-15

“Got it yesterday! It looks great – going to start on it tonight! Thanks again! I’ll definitely spread the word about Needle Paint!” Mary – 2014-09-16

“Received,the painted canvas today. It looks great.  Thank you very much.  I’m sure I will have something else to be painted in the near future.  Thank you again” – Susan – 2014-09-15

And on to the ANGRY customer (this was for the cat canvas that was featured in last week’s Friday Favorites).  Have you ever felt like somebody can YELL at you through email?  Well this customer loved to use the caps lock.  The gist of the problem, was that when we made the canvas, it did not show the pink in the cat’s ears or the green in the cat’s eyes.  The customer had said the wool colors were not correct.  After a few emails with a lot of UPPER CASE ANGER, I finally figured out that the customer actually did not order any wool from us.  Thus I can understand some frustration.

Now, we think that sugar is the answer to solving problems, so, every email I requested to know what we could do to fix it.  We want to be sure our customers are happy with their projects.  We even guarantee the quality of all of our canvases, including custom designs.  So, I was a little confused as to why I kept getting ANGRY EMAILS back.  I offered to remake the canvas with the adjustments, but this seemed to induce MORE ANGER.  The end result is that they seem to be keeping it as is.

The reason I’m writing about this email, is I believe it may be helpful to others.

#1.  What you see on the computer screen is what your canvas will look like.  If you want us to adjust the canvas, all you have to do is email us, and we will email you a new preview with the adjustments.

#2.  We do not hand match fiber colors on orders that are for the canvas only.  It takes us a long time to kit a custom project.  The computer offers a good starting point, but, when stitching animals, we often find that those colors need to be tweaked to match the animal better.  We always do this when we ship a kit that includes fiber, and will request a photo if we have any questions about the design.  But, for stitchers who are purchasing their own fiber, they should be able to do this on their own when they are rummaging through their stash or at the needlepoint store.

#3.  If you are not happy with the way your canvas came out, please don’t get angry with us.  Just let us know what you’d like us to do to fix the problem and we will take care of it!  Our motto is happy customers = repeat customers and we want you to enjoy your projects.  We work with a lot of needlepointers who have ordered 5+ canvases from us and keep coming back.  Every customer is important to us and we will do all that we can to make sure you love your project.  Worst case that happens, is that you can send back your project and we will refund it.

OK, so onto the fun stuff!  Our first order for the classic car needlepoint belt canvas was timed well with two other custom projects that have boats, cars, scooters, and motorcycles.  Also, a lot more fun needlepoint projects below, including a giant peacock that came out really well!

Boats, Cars, and Motorcycle Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Boats, Cars, and Motorcycle Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Opti Ornament, Nautical Key FOB, and Telluride Needlepoint Canvases

Opti Ornament, Nautical Key FOB, and Telluride Needlepoint Canvases

Giant Peacock Needlepoint Kit

Giant Peacock Needlepoint Kit (The design is 28 inches high on a 32 inch high canvas!)

Jack Russel and Custom Brick Cover Needlepoint Canvases

Jack Russel and Custom Brick Cover Needlepoint Canvases

 

 

 

World Soccer Needlepoint Belt

For the soccer fans out there (or football to those across the atlantic or pacific), we’ve created the new World Soccer Needlepoint Belt.

What I love about this design, is that it features different ball patterns and colors from around the world.  And if you’ve got a specific ball you would like to see incorporate into the design, we’d love to put it on the belt for you!  We can change the background color of the belt and add a monogram too.

All of our belts are made to order, and also available as DIY needlepoint kits, here is the soccer ball needlepoint belt canvas link.

Colorful World Soccer Needlepoint Belt

Colorful World Soccer Needlepoint Belt

Friday Favorites – Brittany Spaniel – Colorful Art – Belt Giveaway and More

I’m really excited about a project we did with Carly, who’s blog is the College Prepster.com.  We helped design a custom college campus belt for her boyfriend, the pictures are amazing!  Below is one, but click here to see the whole post and enter their FREE custom needlepoint belt giveaway! (sponsored by NeedlePaint)

Wabash College Custom Needlepoint Belt

Wabash College Custom Needlepoint Belt

For those of you who are coming to our blog for the first time, we really are all about custom needlepoint designs.  You can see below 5 new belt canvases we made last week for needlepoint belts.  All different and all fun!  Keep in mind, you can either stitch it yourself, or we’d be happy to make it for you.

Custom DIY Needlepoint Belt Canvas

Custom DIY Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Christmas season is coming and it is getting late to start stitching.  We can turn around an order in a week if you order by Tuesday night!

Personalzied Christmas Stocking Needlepoint Kits

Personalized Christmas Stocking Needlepoint Kits

Looking to stitch your own designs?  Check out our online needlepoint designer.  It is super easy to use and you can see a preview without paying for anything.  The following project were designed on our website www.NeedlePaint.com  But.

Before I get to that, a few more comments from happy customers last week:

“It looks great! Thank you!!”  Emily 2014-09-13

“the belt came yesterday and it is too cool. You did a wonderful job and I know my grandson will love it. I will get a picture of it on himself. We may need to do another one sometime soon. Thanks again.” Nancy 2014-09-10

“I’ve been working on the belt and it’s turning out great! Thank you so much again for all of your help with it.”  Laura 2014-09-07

Onto the rest of the photos of last week’s Friday Favorites…  Have a great week!

Colorful Art Needlepoint Canvases

Colorful Art Needlepoint Canvases

Dogs and Cat Custom Needlepoint

Dogs and Cat Custom Needlepoint

Needlepoint Portriats

Needlepoint Portriats

 

 

 

 

 

Finished Needlepoint Projects – Custom House and Family Crests

Some amazing needlework to share with you this week!

Nancy has stitched two of her projects and put them on a foot stool and a vanity seat.  They look amazing!  Be sure to click on the vanity seat and zoom in!

Needlepoint Foot Stool Crest

Needlepoint Foot Stool Crest

Needlepoint Vanity Seat

Needlepoint Vanity Seat

And from one of our favorite customer combos (Revel – granddaughter and Marianne – needlepoint pro and grandmother).  Amazing work!  Please share our images if you like them!

Needlepoint Projects on the Table

Needlepoint Projects on the Table

Custom Needlepoint House

Custom Needlepoint House

Custom Needlepoint Crest

Custom Needlepoint Crest

 

 

 

New Custom Needlepoint Belt Design Details

Those of you who are looking for help creating the perfect needlepoint belt for that special someone in your life should see the latest designs from last week!

You’ll see a custom college campus, lots of life treasures, a personalized nautical flag, and a custom duck hunting belt.

Some of the designs came out so well that I had to feature them in close up images.  I love the water skier and the 1956 Mercedes.

Please keep in mind that we sell fully stitched needlepoint belts AND for those who want to do the needlepoint themselves, we design and make needlepoint canvases for belts.

Also note, now is the time to get started on a design for Christmas!  If you like these designs, please share them!

Custom Needlepoint Belt Layout

Custom Needlepoint Belt Layout

Needlepoint Belt Details

Needlepoint Belt Details – Check out the 1956 Mercedes

Custom Needlepoint Belt Design Details

Custom Needlepoint Belt Design Details – Love the Water Skier!

Custom Needlepoint Belts Full Layout

Custom Needlepoint Belts Full Layout

 

 

 

Friday Favorites – Logo Needlepoint Pillows – Christmas Stockings and More

Happy Friday!

Here are some more fun projects we did this week at NeedlePaint, and a few more comments from our customers.

“The needlepoint came and looks great!”  Shanni 9-04-2014

“got the bulldogs and they are fantastic!”  Katie 9-04-2014

Onto the photos!  First we have two custom logo pillows we are stitching, I love clean designs and I’m sure they will be a hit!

Custom Logo Pillow Needlepoint Canvases

Custom Logo Pillow Needlepoint Canvases

Our furry friends are a weekly favorite.

Custom Needlepoint Kits

Custom Needlepoint Kits

Peggy has moved onto new projects.  The Christmas stockings are gifts this year for two new family members.  I can’t wait to see the stitches and embellishments she uses…

Christmas Stocking Needlepoint Kits

Christmas Stocking Needlepoint Kits

One last photo, this is a belt we stitched that has just a solid green background.  This is actually one of the harder things to do, because any stitching issues show up more obviously.  I’m super happy with how it came out!

Plain Needlepoint Belt with Monogram

Plain Needlepoint Belt with Monogram

 

 

 

Three new Needlepoint Belts – Poker – Jockey Silks – American Flag

We’ve just added three new design to our needlepoint belt shop!

All of our designs can be customized to order and monograms are free!

The Black Jack or Poker Needlepoint Belt has jacks and queens facing the high cards of different suits.

Poker Needlepoint Belt

Poker Needlepoint Belt

Our Horse Racing Jockey Silks Needlepoint Belt features great colors and will stand out at next years Derby party!

Jockey Silks Needlepoint Belt

Jockey Silks Needlepoint Belt

And last this week is the new 4th of July American Pride Needlepoint Belt.  This colorful belt is great summer wear for the beach our the outdoor BBQ.

4th of July American Flag Needlepoint Belt

4th of July American Flag Needlepoint Belt

 

New Christmas and Kids Handpainted Needlepoint Canvases

I’ve mentioned her before, but it is aways good to remind our readers.

We have a great painter in the Denver area that will do custom projects for us.

This week I met with her for two projects she painted of kids names spelled out in playful kid shapes.  (see the bottom photo)

While chatting, she also had two projects she had finished for women in her stitching group which I love!  The angel stocking really came out amazing.

Angel Hand Painted Needlepoint Christmas Stocking Canvas

Angel Hand Painted Needlepoint Christmas Stocking Canvas

The santa greetings is just fun, she even had the needlepoint that she stitched years ago with her!

Greetings Santa HandPainted Needlepoint Canvas

Greetings Santa HandPainted Needlepoint Canvas

Greetings Holiday Needlepoint

Greetings Holiday Needlepoint

Kids Alphabet Personalized Name Needlepoint Canvas

Kids Alphabet Personalized Name Needlepoint Canvas

 

 

 

Sailing and Skiing Needlepoint Christmas Stockings

Those of you who are waiting untill the last minute to pick out a canvas to stitch for Christmas this year should check out our two new needlepoint Christmas stocking designs!

The first design in this post hits close to home (Colorado). It is the Winter Ski Christmas Stocking Needlepoint Kit.  The needlepoint canvas features snow capped mountains, skiers, and more snow flakes in a fun modern design that opens a lot of fancy stitch possibilities.  The name will be personalized to order when your canvas is made.

Winter Ski Christmas Stocking Needlepoint Kit

Winter Ski Christmas Stocking Needlepoint Kit

I’m a sailor, so I really wanted to design something for our little boy.  We came up with the Anchors Aweigh Sailing Christmas Stocking Needlepoint Kit.  I’m sure you will be seeing a post about this in the future.  If you’re into a specific type of boat, let us know and we will integrate it into the design!

Anchors Aweigh Sailing Christmas Needlepoint Kit

Anchors Aweigh Sailing Christmas Needlepoint Kit

Friday Favorites – NeedlePaint.com Reviews and New Custom Needlepoint Projects

Last week we got a lot of lovely feedback, it really makes Karen and I smile to know our customers are loving their custom needlepoint kits and belts that we make at NeedlePaint.com.

“My project arrived and looks great. I appreciate to detailed map of colors.”  Lynn – Aug. 21, 2014

“I just wanted to let you know that my husband has been wearing his beautiful belt all the time and he always gets comments-everyone loves it. I also wanted to let you know how well it wears!! It still looks brand new.”  Kathryn – Aug. 19, 2014

“I just got the needlepoint canvas and I am so pleased! The picture details on the canvas are actually clearer than the image I sent you. Since the picture I chose has subtle color changes, I wasn’t at all sure the result was going to be easy to work. But you did a brilliant job with it and I am going to thoroughly enjoy doing the needlepoint. Thank you so much for the outstanding work and the great customer service.”  Janis – Aug. 18 2014

“The needlepoint arrived today & it’s great!” Joyce Aug. 18, 2014

“The canvas is perfect.  Thanks so much.  You are the nicest guy I meet online.  I hope Needlepaint is a big success.”  Barbara – Aug. 17, 2014

“The canvas looks beautiful! Thank you!” Alison – Aug. 12, 2014

“I received the needlepoint belt kit today, and I love it!”  Ellen – Aug. 11, 2014

This week we have some more eye candy for you, too!

Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Custom Needlepoint Kits

Custom Needlepoint Kits

Custom Needlepoint Brick Cover Kits

Custom Needlepoint Brick Cover Kits

Needlepoint Canveses from Photos of Dogs

Needlepoint Canveses from Photos of Dogs

 

 

 

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