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Friday Favorites – Whiskey Flask Needlepoint – Reviews – Life Treasures Belts

Happy Halloween!

Since we make things that need to be planned out well in the future, I’m attaching a image below that will be available in our shop next year.  (see the last picture in this blog post)

Again, we’ll start with some happy customer feedback, we love to know our work is appreciated!

“Just gave Peter his belt–he LOVES it! It came out beautifully! Thank you so much for all of your help and great support.”  Katie 2014-10-27

“my belt looks great, nice job!”  Brian 2014-10-29

“IT LOOKS LIKE A WINNER.  IF I GET IT RIGHT, I HOPE TO DO THEIR OTHER PETS.  HOPE TO GET THIS ONE DONE FOR CHRISTMAS.  THANKS FOR YOUR FOLLOW-UP!!”  Claudia 2014-10-20

This week we’ve been laying out a lot of custom needlepoint belts as the Christmas order deadline for finished belts is this Monday!

Life Treasures Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Life Treasures Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Arkansas and Custom Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Arkansas and Custom Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Onto our four legged friends.

Custom Needlepoint Animal Canvases

Custom Needlepoint Animal Canvases

And last is a custom whisky flask needlepoint project.  The stitcher will put both sides together to ensure it is aligned properly.  This can be easily be done by overlapping the canvases and stitching them together.

Custom Needlepoint Canvases for Flask

Custom Needlepoint Canvases for Flask

Did I say something about Halloween?  Our new designers are amazing!!!

Happy Halloween Cat

Happy Halloween Cat (This image is Copyright Protected)

 

 

Bowdoin College Campus Needlepoint Belt

We’ve finished designing another stunning custom college campus needlepoint belt!

Bowdoin College is know for the outstanding liberal arts education it provides and the beautiful campus in Brunswick, Maine. Friendships and relationships that are started here endure and grow.  The Bowdoin College campus needlepoint belt will hopefully bring back some of those memories.

The campus design features:  Hubbard Hall, Museum, VAC, Searles Science Building, Memorial Hall, Massachusetts Hall, the Chapel, Maine Hall, and Baxter House.

We’d be happy to add a monogram and / or the graduation year on either side of the buckle if you’d like.  This is available as a fully stitched needlepoint belt, or as a DIY needlepoint kit.  It would make a great gift for somebody who seems to have everything!

Bowdoin College Campus Needlepoint Belt

Bowdoin College Campus Needlepoint Belt

Friday Favorites – Custom Needlepoint Belt Canvas and More

Below are some of the needlepoint canvases we made this week.

I’m inspired by the rehash of a lord of the rings design that we helped recreate for a customer who’s old version had fallen apart.

A few new positive reviews this week before I move onto the pictures:

“Canvas looks awesome. Thank you.” – Shannon 2014-10-23

“IT LOOKS LIKE A WINNER.  IF I GET IT RIGHT, I HOPE TO DO THEIR OTHER PETS.” – Claudia 2014-10-20

Onto the fun stuff!  To start are the custom needlepoint belt canvases we made.

Custom Needlepoint Belt Canvas

Custom Needlepoint Belt Canvas

Personalized Needlepoint Belt Canvas

Personalized Needlepoint Belt Canvas

And onto our favorite custom needlepoint kits from this week.

Custom Needlepoint Kit

Custom Needlepoint Kit

Vintage Lord of the Rings Needlepoint Kit

Vintage Lord of the Rings Needlepoint Kit

Art Needlepoint Canvas

Art Needlepoint Canvas

 

 

 

 

Friday Favorites – Christmas Belt Deadline – Stockings – Belts – Reviews and More

This week was really busy, it seems like the Christmas has arrived and we’d like to announce our deadlines.

Needlepoint Belts – We need orders to be place by Nov. 1 to guarantee they will arrive before Christmas.  We are also offering an express order option to be place by Nov. 17, there will be a $100 fee for this service and only a available for a few belts, we just don’t have enough stitchers.

Needlepoint Kits – Orders placed by Dec. 11 are guaranteed to arrive before Christmas.  Orders placed by Dec. 16th will have the option to pay for 3 Day air to guarantee on time arrival.  (We will use FedEx over Christmas, FedEx 3 day air is a $10 surcharge, Priority Mail may arrive in time, but we cannot guarantee this)

Needlepoint Pillows – Already Past.

Onto the fun stuff!  Here are some reviews that came in this week:

“LOVED the License Plate Canvas! Thanks so much.”  Sarah 2014-10-15

“Got the canvas yesterday!  THANK YOU SO MUCH!  It looks amazing!  I can’t wait to start it (and finish it!!!!).  I’m so happy to have found you and look forward to doing business with you again soon!!!!!  Thanks again!!!”  Tenley 2014-10-15

“I got my canvas in the mail today and it looks awesome! I am so excited to start working on it but also very nervous to mess it up!”  Halie 2014-10-14

Since we’re on the topic of Christmas, we do love to personalized designs.  You can see the two stocking canvas designs below in the Christmas Needlepoint section of our shop.  If you have an idea for a stocking but don’t see anything similar in our shop, let us know we’d be happy to commission a new design for you!

Personalized Needlepoint Christmas Stocking Canvas

French Horn and Christmas Tree Personalized Needlepoint Christmas Stocking Canvas

Next up are lots of needlepoint belt kits!  There are a lot of notable designs, too many to name…  Again, many are available in our needlepoint belt shop section.  These are going to look amazing once they are stitched!

Sports Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Sports Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Duck Hunting - Lobsters - Jockey Silks - American Flag Needlepoint Belt Kits

Duck Hunting – Lobsters – Jockey Silks – American Flag Needlepoint Belt Kits

Alabama Campus, Trout, and Custom Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Alabama Campus, Trout, and Custom Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Those of you who follow our website know that we specialize in needlepoint animal portraits created from your own photos!  Too cute!

Dog Portrait Needlepoint Kits

Dog Portrait Needlepoint Kits

Next is a Jackson Hole needlepoint pillow design.

Jackson Hole Wyoming Needlepoint Pillow Kit

Jackson Hole Wyoming Needlepoint Pillow Kit

Last are more custom projects that came out really well!

Custom Needlepoint Kits

Custom Needlepoint Kits

 

 

 

 

 

University of Alabama Tuscaloosa Campus Needlepoint Belt

We’ve added another college campus to our design library.

The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa campus needlepoint belt features the presidents mansion, the quad, Shelby Hall, Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tailgate scene, Gorgas Library, Gorgas Hall, and Denny Chimes.

We will personalize your belt with a monogram and graduation year for free!

Looking for another school?  Check out our other college and university needlepoint belt designs or commission your own custom college campus needlepoint belt design!

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA CAMPUS NEEDLEPOINT BELT

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA TUSCALOOSA CAMPUS NEEDLEPOINT BELT

Wedding and Anniversary Needlepoint Pillows

Are you looking for ideas for wedding gifts or an anniversary coming up?

Check out our custom wedding needlepoint pillows.  Or, try designing your own custom pillow online on our needlepoint pillow designer.  All of our designs are available as finished needlepoint pillows, or DIY needlepoint kits!

Below are some pictures I took of two projects we recently finished, if you like them as much as me, let us know!

Custom Wedding Needlepoint Pillows

Custom Wedding Needlepoint Pillows

Wedding and Anniversary Gift Needlepoint Pillows

Wedding and Anniversary Gift Needlepoint Pillows

Bermuda Anniversary Gift Needlepoint Pillows

Bermuda Anniversary Gift Needlepoint Pillows

 

 

Friday Favorites – Halloween Needlepoint and more eye candy

Spooky needlepoint kits and more this week!  I love all the colors in these projects!

Halloween and Video Game Needlepoint Canvases

Halloween and Video Game Needlepoint Canvases

Next are some more custom needlepoint belts.  The Pennsylvania license plates include the stitchers monogram snuck into the design!

Pennsylvania Colorado and Life Treasures Needlepoint Belt Kits

Pennsylvania Colorado and Life Treasures Needlepoint Belt Kits

Below are some custom needlepoint pillow kits, the upper right is an somewhat abstract sailing scene that is going to look great!  The Live Colorfully is a special project that you will see again in the future.

Custom Pillow Needlepoint Kits

Custom Pillow Needlepoint Kits

Custom Needlepoint Kits

Custom Needlepoint Kits

Needlepoint Wallet and Key Fob Needlepoint Kits

Needlepoint Wallet and Key Fob Needlepoint Kits

 

 

 

 

 

Needlepoint Belt Monogram Ideas

Looking for different ideas for monograms on your custom needlepoint belt?  I’ve seen a lot of great ones, so I’m going to go over some of my favorites.

Typically we design a monogram with First Middle Last initials.  Or if you prefer to have the last name in the middle, then the first and middle initials will be on the sides and smaller than the last name initial.  With these letters, we most often use a Times New Roman typeface that is more traditional, or a Arial typeface that does not have the flair on the ends (see the EAK monogram below).

Other ideas:

Diamond Monogram – This is where the first and last name all come together in a diamond shape, last name goes in the middle.  See JRL monogram, the third image down.

Circular Monogram – We can put the letters inside a circle (see SEC below). Again, last name goes in the middle.

Stacked Monogram – Stack the first and middle name on top of each other, and put the last name in a larger size to the right.  See MWC monogram below.

Nautical Flag Monogram – This is where we use nautical signal flags for the monogram.  See the top belt below.

Tiny Monogram – Looking for something that is not going to stand out in the design, but still be personalized?  See the Tiny monogram below – fourth picture.

Custom Monograms – Do you have an idea not on here?  We’ve done monograms from wedding invitations and we have over 200 type faces to choose from.  So, send us an image of something you like and we’ll see what we can do!  You can see more monogram ideas on Pinterest.

Monograms are important and we include free custom monograms on all of our designs!

Needlepoint Belt Monograms

Needlepoint Belt Monograms

Needlepoint Belt Stacked Monogram

Needlepoint Belt Stacked Monogram

Diamond Monogram Needlepoint

Diamond Monogram Needlepoint

Needlepoint Belt with Tiny Monogram

Needlepoint Belt with Tiny Monogram

Needlepoint Monogram Ideas

Needlepoint Monogram Ideas

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Favorites – Custom College Needlepoint Pillows – Needlepoint Belt Canvases

I want to share two reviews (one is 2 weeks old but I forgot to post), because turning ideas into reality really does make this job fun!

“Just wanted to say how much I LOVE my custom needlepoint. Seth was great with all my request, and I am so pleased. I can’t recommend Needle Painters enough. My rabbits look gorgeous and fluffy! I’ll be sending in a finished photo soon!”  Miranda 10-2-2014

“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 9-18-2014

So, onto the fun projects this week.  First are three canvases that are going to be made into pillows.  Each uses a college’s colors, the last name and birth order

Custom College Color Family Pillow Needlepoint Kits

Custom College Color Family Pillow Needlepoint Kits

More Custom Needlepoint Belt Canvases, check out the Lake Tahoe Belt design!

Cool Custom Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Cool Custom Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Pillow Key FOB and Jack Russell

Pillow Key FOB and Jack Russell

 

All New Custom Football Needlepoint Belt

We have a fun new design just in time for the football season.

The custom football needlepoint belt is the perfect gift or project for the “kid” in your life who loves to spend time with the ball and with friends watching their favorite teams.

This design was created with customization in mind.  We can adjust the colors of the: helmets, background, add designs to the helmets, add team numbers into the design, remove parts of the design and add team logos, and add a monogram to top it off!

As with all of our designs, this is available as a belt or a DIY football needlepoint kit.

custom football needlepoint belt

custom football needlepoint belt

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