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Archive for June, 2014

Friday Favorites – Custom Cummerbund Needlepoint Kit – Custom Belts – Chihuahua

Welcome back, this week we’ve got a new type custom of project that we designed and I think looks great!

It is a custom needlepoint cummerbund canvas.  You can see it in the bottom right corner of the picture below.  It measured 15.5 inches wide by 5.5 inches high.  I can’t wait to see pictures when it is done!

Cummerbund Needlepoint Kit - Bargello Long Stitch Pillow - Flowers and Art Needlepoint

Cummerbund Needlepoint Kit – Bargello Long Stitch Pillow – Flowers and Art Needlepoint

Next is a beautiful Chihuahua that is going to be stitched into a pillow, using needlepoint for the back and the front!

Chihuahua Needlepoint Pillow Canvases

Chihuahua Needlepoint Pillow Canvases

And last this week are some more great custom needlepoint belt canvases!  There are limitless possibilities and we’re here to help create the perfect belt, so when you get inspired, let us know!  www.NeedlePaint.com

Custom Needlepoint belt Kits

Custom Needlepoint belt Kits

Custom College Campus Needlepoint Belts

Some belt designs just draw you in and and make you say WOW!

The Notre Dame Campus needlepoint belt and the University of Virginia Academical Village needlepoint belt both do that for me.

We’ve added both designs to the shop, so if you want a belt that will make other alumni jealous, these will for sure take your college friends’ breath away.

Keep in mind all of our belts are also available as needlepoint kits if you want to stitch them yourself!

UVA University of Virginia Acedemical Village Needlepoint Belt

UVA University of Virginia Acedemical Village Needlepoint Belt

Notre Dame Campus Needlepoint Belt

Notre Dame Campus Needlepoint Belt

 

NeedlePaint Reviews and Custom Needlepoint Kit Photos

I’m a bit late with this weeks Friday Favorites, but don’t worry, the eye candy has been photographed and can be viewed below!

We got some great reviews from happy customers again this week, so I’m gonna share that here for our new readers, those of you who have worked with us already can scroll down to the pictures.

“Just received the canvas yesterday and was THRILLED!!!  I also loved the fact that you included a color chart and how many stitches in the project!  I will definitely recommend your company to my friends and tell them about your wonderful service.  Thank you so much for everything and expect more orders in the future.”  Mary Ann – 2014-06-18

“I have at long last picked up the belts! This is only because they have been sitting on my desk in London and I haven,t been there till last week to collect them! Anywat they are really great . Thank you.”  Angela 2014-06-16

“Wow oh wow.  It’s arrived and I simply love the canvas and really helpful instructions.  The chart is going to be so helpful in getting the canvas to look exactly like the enclosed colour image.  Itching to get started.  Will be ordering my threads this afternoon.  Wonderful company and service.   Wish I could order hundreds now but in reality this project is not to be rushed but we’ll be showing it to all my friends. A huge thank you from me”  Jilly 2014-05-08

“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….  Seeing him on the canvas – and soon on the belt – made him smile.  He can’t wait to wear the belt!  Thanks again,”  Robin 2014-06-10

On to the fun stuff, last week’s custom needlepoint projects!

Life Treasures Custom Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Life Treasures Custom Needlepoint Belt Canvases

 

Custom Dog Needlepoint Canvases

Custom Dog Needlepoint Canvases

Art Needlepoint Kits

Art Needlepoint Kits

Personalized Wedding Needlepoint Kits

Personalized Wedding Needlepoint Kits

 

 

Fun Kids Needlepoint Designs

We’ve added some fun new needlepoint canvases to our shop today!

These are all new personalized needlepoint designs. We will add your baby’s name and birth details to your order.

Stitch them yourself, or we can do it for you.  Also keep in mind that we can adjust the colors to order, and we stock 20 colors of velvet!

Most of these designs can be stitched and hung on the wall or made into a pillow.

See more of our baby and kids needlepoint products in our shop.

Girls Bird Bath Birth Announcement Needlepoint Pillow

Girls Bird Bath Birth Announcement Needlepoint Pillow

Boys Bird Bath Personalized Baby Pillow

Boys Bird Bath Personalized Baby Pillow

Red Greatest Kid Needlepoint Canvas

Red Greatest Kid Needlepoint Canvas

Blue Green Greatest Kid Needlepoint Kit

Blue Green Greatest Kid Needlepoint Kit

Cute Bunny Baby Birth Announcement Needlepoint Kit

Cute Bunny Baby Birth Announcement Needlepoint Kit

 

 

 

 

Custom Lacrosse Needlepoint Belt

For lacrosse fans and players out there, we have just created a new customizable lacrosse needlepoint belt design!

What makes this design great (beyond the the helmets) is that we’re ready to put in your favorite team, background colors, and even number.

Typically we will remove the single sticks for the number.  Team and colors can be used in the helmets and background color.  We can even also add a mascot.

This design is also available as a stitch your belt own here.  So why not learn to needlepoint!  Needlepoint Belts are great beginner projects.

Lacrosse Needlepoint Belt

Lacrosse Needlepoint Belt

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