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Friday Favorites – NeedlePaint Reviews – New Needlepoint Designs and Custom Projects

This week we’ll start off with some great feedback we received this week:

“Got it in the mail yesterday!  Thank you.  Am starting on it today and can’t wait to finish.  I ended up sending a picture of the canvas to ***  so he could see it – his 14 year old blind and deaf dog – who he rescued in 2002 from the shelter, died yesterday.  Seeing him on the canvas – and soon on the belt – made him smile.  He can’t wait to wear the belt!  Thanks again,”  Robin 06-10-14

“Thank you. I sent your info to my 3 sisters and a few needlepointer friends. Love your service.” Amy 06-06-14

“Just received it!  Can’t wait!” Andrew – 06-09-14

“I received the belt and it looks really cool… If any of his peers want to order one, I’ll send them to you.”  Sarah 06-11-14

“I finally got the belt and it looks amazing!! I love it!” Ashley 06-09-14

 

Next, is a picture of a the green mountain needlepoint belt that one of our customers just finished (and we just designed a new canvas for).  Great stitching Kaity!

Green Mountain Needlepoint Belt

Green Mountain Needlepoint Belt

Another fun project we worked on is a custom needlepoint christmas stocking.  The stitcher wanted to feature Shrek in the design as the recipient is a big fan.  I think it came out amazing!

Shrek Needlepoint Stocking

Shrek Custom Needlepoint Stocking Canvas

Moving onto a fun quick project, here are some custom needlepoint coasters we designed that took advantage of our buy three get a fourth free rewards program.  Sharp, huh?

 

Masters Golf Needlepoint Coasters

Masters Golf Needlepoint Coasters

And last this week are a bunch of custom designed needlepoint belt kits that we did.  If you look closely, you’ll see some really great ideas in there.  I love the Mt. Rainier design!  (sorry for the blurry pics, the light was getting low, but I think the ideas come across well enough to enjoy)

Custom Sporting Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Custom Sporting Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Life Treasurers Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Life Treasurers Needlepoint Belt Canvases

 

Classic Lobster Needlepoint Belt

Are you looking for that perfect summer time needlepoint belt or gift idea?

I think I have a new favorite this week, it is our classic lobster needlepoint belt.

This design is available as a finished belt, or as a DIY stitch your own needlepoint kit.

Great design Tracy!

Lobster Needlepoint Belt

Classic Lobster Needlepoint Belt

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

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