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where you can design your own Needlepoint!

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Archive for May, 2014

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

 

 

 

 

NeedlePaint Belt Reviews

If you follow the blog, you’ll know that we get good feedback, but this blog post is specific to our needlepoint belts.

Last week we send out some more belts and our customers were delighted.  Here are two testimonial reviews that we got, makes a stitcher feel good!

“We received it and LOVE it!!!!  I want to order another one for my father in law.  His birthday is in mid-July but I suspect it may take longer, which is fine (we can just show him a picture and he can wait!).  I’ll order another now 🙂  Thanks for all your hard work!”  Rachel 5-21-2014

“Just have my husband his belt and he loves it! It turned out so well and it fits perfectly!!! My two sons are so jealous so I will definitely be placing orders for each of them in the near future:) …  Thank you again for making my vision a reality and for creating such a wonderful momento for my hubby!”  Kathryn 5-20-2014

Well, that sums up the whole design process to happy customer.  I always love to put pictures in our posts, so below is a photos we took a while back, but you can see newer belts by going through our blog.

Custom Needlepoint Belts by NeedlePaint

Custom Needlepoint Belts by NeedlePaint

Custom Yachting Needlepoint Belt

Custom Yachting Needlepoint Belt

 

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

 

Friday Favorites – Custom Needlepoint Belts – John James Audubon – Shop Love

This week we finished 7 custom needlepoint belts.  As the saying goes, a picture says a thousand words, and I’m very excited how they look!  Hopefully our customers will get some shots out in the “wild”.

Custom Needlepoint Belts

Custom Needlepoint Belts

Some “shop love” we got this week from customers:

“Canvas came and it looks great!! Thank you!!”  Tory – 4/29/14

“Hi Seth: Received needlepoint on Thursday, it looks great, I am going to start working on it. Thanks for all of your help.Have a great day.”  Gale 4/27/14

“My project came on Monday and she looks gorgeous!!!”  Megan 4/30/14

Next, one of our customers is an Audubon fan and loves our stitch counted designs!

John James Audubon Needlepoint

John James Audubon Needlepoint Canvases

And to follow; more dog needlepoint canvases.  Always a favorite of mine, and the yellow lab is available in our shop.

Dog Needlepoint Canvases

Dog Needlepoint Canvases

Last but not least, two custom needlepoint belt canvases, the one on the left was designed stitch by stitch by the customer!  If you have not seen the video how to do this, go to: how to design a needlepoint belt

Custom Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Custom Needlepoint Belt Canvases Right was Designed Stitch by Stitch buy the Customer!

Have a great weekend and happy stitching!