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NeedlePaint Turns Your Favorite Games Into Your New Favorite Needlepoint Accessories!

Here at NeedlePaint, we’ve been inspired by our favorite games, and have created some new needlepoint accessories you’ll love stitching, as well as using after they are finished. We’ve also discovered that both needlepointing and playing games, share some amazing benefits.

Playing a fun game provides for a break from the routine of day to day life. Games let you reconnect with family and friends, and enable you to enjoy the social aspects of spending time with those, whose company you love. Playing games are also a great way to get everyone involved, young and old, in one single activity.

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Rack ’em up! Our new Billiards needlepoint wallet canvas, is fun for both the novice and competitive player. A game of great skill, accuracy, calculated moves, and precision study. It certainly doesn’t hurt to have paid attention in geometry class, as knowledge of angles can really boost your game. Just look out for that eight ball . . . it will always cause you trouble. This wallet will definitely add some color to your back pocket.

Did you know that needlepointing has some of the same benefits as playing billiards? Both improve analytical thinking, require planning, decision making, and are great for your eye-hand coordination.

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There’s no spell check in this game!  Our Custom Classic Word Game needlepoint belt canvas, lets you create a custom phrase, spell out a quick message, list your kids names, or use our shown phrase “May the force be with you”. A fun belt to stitch and later to wear on family game night. Obi Wan Kenobi would love wearing this belt!

Needlepointing and word games are well known for keeping your mind sharp, as well as providing exercise for the brain, helping to maintaining memory function. Both require a certain level of singular focus, and concentration. No multi-tasking, necessary. 

Poker Needlepoint wallet

Ante Up! With our Poker needlepoint wallet canvas you will be the envy of all of your poker buddies. This is a game of chance, and it never hurts to have a fair amount of skill. Knowing when to bet and when to fold are crucial to your success of this game. You’ll enjoy opening this wallet and tossing a five spot onto the kitty.

Needlepointing and the game of poker develop logical thinking and develop concentration to help expand your long term ability to focus.

Check Mate! Stitch our Chess Needlepoint belt canvas for the novice or a competition player of the game of chess. We have designed this belt with that familiar game board and all of its pieces: pawns, rooks, knights, bishop, king and the queen. We guarantee stitching this needlepoint belt canvas will be easier than playing the game of chess.

Needlepointing and the game of chess, increase your creativity, exercise both sides of your brain, along with lowering your stress levels and blood pressure.

It’s time to enjoy a little down time, relax, reconnect with family and friends while playing a game; or do a little needlepointing . . . especially if you’ve had too much family togetherness. Calculate your next move and enjoy stitching your new NeedlePaint projects!

Not To Late – Custom Needlepoint Belt Gift Cards still Available

Did you miss the November 1st Christmas deadline for ordering your custom needlepoint belt?

We’ve found over the years that most people do not plan their Christmas gifts 2-3 months in advance. When they finally do decide that a custom needlepoint product would be a perfect gift, (which they really are), they come asking to see if there is any way we can help.

(*Stitch your own Needlepoint Kits are still available for free shipping until Dec. 12, and rush shipping until Dec. 19th)

Since all of our designs are emailed to you for your approval, we developed Custom Needlepoint Gift Cards that show your design that is “in the works”.  These can be printed out and put into a Christmas card with a note saying that their custom needlepoint (or wallet, flask, or pillow) is being stitched and will be ready in a few weeks.  This has turned out to be a big hit for our customers, and many who did this last year have come back this year for another gift (but this year they did order before the Xmas deadline)

Below is an example of what our gift cards look like.  We will put your design into the gift card once it has been approved and email it to you (we can print and mail it, too, on request).

Custom Needlepoint Belt Gift Card

Custom Needlepoint Belt Gift Card

We’re fast with our custom designs, it takes us 3-5 business days to create your preview once your order has been placed, which we email to you for your approval.  We allow unlimited revisions, as we want you to love your design and shop with us again in the future.  We also offer a returning customer discount! We will be taking Gift Card orders until Dec. 19th.

Amazing Custom Needlepoint Belts Finished and Delivered

Wow, it has been a month since I’ve been able to post anything on our blog!  The Christmas rush this year was amazing, and we’ve had a LOT of great feedback.  (Timing was tighter than I had hoped, but it worked!)

This post features some of the custom needlepoint belts we stitch for customers this year and our customer’s reactions.  Photo’s first and below them you can read some of our customer’s reactions and find out why needlepoint belts make great gifts!

Golfing Needlepoint Belt

Golfing Needlepoint Belt

Golf Custom Needlepoint Belt

Golf Custom Needlepoint Belt

Here is some of the feedback we received over the holiday season.  We’re delighted to help create products that are unique and well loved.  We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee that you’ll love the design we help you create and the quality of the belt when it is ready.  You can see our 5 star rating on Etsy and read more reviews here.

Amazing quality belt and a pleasure working with Seth at NeedlePainters! We got the belt just in time for a trip for a big game and he got TONS of compliments! Will recommend to anyone looking for a unique gift idea. Definitely worth the wait for such detailed work.  Alyssa 2015-11-25

I love it! Thank you all so very much, turned out even better than expected! When I give it to him I will be sure to take a picture. Thanks again for everything!  Amanda 2015-12-26

Love it! For the price it can’t be beat. The belt looks great, it’s the perfect size (I measured his other belts) and the quality seems well made. I highly recommend and will be using them again. Make sure you plan ahead cause the process takes some time!  Haley 2016-1-12

Thank you so much!! My boyfriend loved his belt and all the detail put into it was so awesome!! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!   Emma 2015-12-25

I received the belt and it looks Fabulous!!  You are amazing!  Merry Christmas! Michele 2015-12-23

The belt is perfect. Thank you. I can’t wait to give it to my brother on Christmas.   Ali 2015-12-23

The belt is beautiful! I’m so excited about this and will definitely get some pictures in “the wild”. Thank you for all of your help!  Cassandra 2015-12-23

Thank you! Thank you!  The belt and key fob are exactly what I wanted.  The workmanship is beautiful.  Thanks again for the great job.   Leanne 2015-12-23

Thank you Seth! I just received the belt, and it looks great!! I will definitely send pictures 🙂  Kristen 2015-12-17

Belts were absolutely perfect – beautiful.   Thanks and on time for Christmas  Melissa 2015-12-26

Got my awesome belt today!!! Thanks so much. I will definitely be showing it off!! Thanks again  Scott 2015-11-19

Thank you Seth! I have told all my friends about needle paint and your amazing customer service! Thank you!!!!!

Win a Customer Needlepaint Belt in our Giveaway with Carly from “The College Prepster!”

If you haven’t already heard, we’re hosting a custom needlepoint belt giveaway with our long-time friend Carly of “The College Prepster” blog!

Carly Heitlinger is a preppy blogger who grew up in Florida, began blogging while studying at Georgetown, and now lives in New York City where she continues to find inspiration for her style. Her blog is full of great tips on what to wear, what to see, and what to do!

We recently collaborated with Carly on a custom belt showcasing the landmark sights of South Tampa for her father. Together with Carly, we brought her father’s favorite places to life: from the country club where he golfs, to the University of Tampa, to the high school campus that he and Carly both attended, the essence of each building is captured on the belt.

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Carly says she is “obsessed” with the way that the belt came out and said that her “dad’s been wearing it a lot, and all his golf buddies are jealous.” We’re excited to hear that they both are enjoying it as much as we enjoyed making it!

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Together with The College Prepster, we’re giving you the opportunity to win your very own custom Needlepaint belt. Simply visit Carly’s website here and enter the giveaway for your chance to win your very own custom belt.

Good luck!

 

West Point Needlepoint Belt

A few months back, we had a few requests to design the West Point Military Academy campus which sits on high ground overlooking the Hudson River in West Point, New York.

The West Point Campus Needlepoint Belt was really fun, it features an American flag, Mitchie Stadium, the Cadet Chapel, Washington Hall, George Washington Statue, Jefferson Hall Library, Battle Monument overlooking Trophy Point on the Hudson, and a Bald Eagle.

We even have worked on a customized version that featuers a new visitors center that is being built!

West Point Needlepoint Belt

West Point Needlepoint Belt

I also am including in this post some feedback we recieved about our belts recently:

“Yesterday was —’s birthday and he LOVED the belt.  In fact, he said it was
the best gift he has received…  The image of Beezo was particularly good.  I appreciate all your help making this happen.”  Laura 2015-07-23

“the belt looks great, very happy with it.”  Mike  2015-7-11

“The belt arrived and looks FANTASTIC, of course!  Thank you for creating such a memorable gift for my husband… and for your inexhaustible patience.   :)”  Mary 2015-07-10

Time to share your Prep! Needlepoint Belts

We love getting photographs back from our customers with them wearing our needlepoint belts!

The first two photos were taken by Carly’s (AKA the College Prepster) family.  We’ve worked on a few projects with her, and will hopefully have more in the future.  This design features the University of Florida Campus Needlepoint Belt in Gainsville, FL.  The details and buidling names can be seen on our website, just follow the link above.

University of Florida Needlepoint

University of Florida Needlepoint

Florida Needlepoint Belt

Florida Needlepoint Belt

Next we have a Washington and Lee Campus Needlepoint Belt.  This features the blue ridge mountains as a backdrop and many campus highlights.  And to answer his mother’s question “Do you think he was proud?”  I think so!  Congraudations Yates!

Customer Spotlight Washington and Lee Campus Needlepoint Belt

Customer Spotlight Washington and Lee Campus Needlepoint Belt

Last is a series of photos from Amber, who had a lot of great input in this amazing gift.  The perfect accessory for summer!

Customer Needlepoint Belts

Customer Needlepoint Belts

To read some more testemnial reviews from some of our customers, see below or click here.

Click the following link to learn more about desiging your own custom needlepoint belt or DIY needlepoint canvas.

“We received the belt on Friday, and could not be any happier with it! It looks AMAZING and Ken was blown away by how special and unique it is. Thank you for making this process so easy, and for creating such incredible products”  Jeana  –  2015-06-08

“You did an amazing UGA belt for my father and now I am ready to order his fathers day present!” –  Gabby 2015-06-11

“The belt looks amazing – I’m sure I’ll be back for others”  Chaka – 2015-06-08

“amazing!! Thanks so much for the quick turn around :)!!!  i will take pictures of my dads and my boyfriends and post them asap!  I will definitely be ordering in the future!”  Bailey  –  2015-06-08

 

 

 

 

University of Missouri – Mizzou – Campus Needlepoint Belt

We continue to suprise and delight every time we design a new college campus needlepoint belt.

This blog post features the University of Missouri Campus Needlepoint Belt.

The Mizzou columns take a prominent place in our Mizzou campus needlpoint belt along with, Memorial Stadium, Student Center, Tiger Plaza, Jesse Hall w/ statue to left, Mizzou Columns, Memorial Union, Mizzou Arena and one of Columbia’s favorites, Shakespears’s.

Mizzou Needlepoint Belt

University of Missouri -Mizzou – Needlepoint Belt

Check out our other college campus needlepoint belt designs.  And if you don’t see the school that you are looking for, click the link at the top of the post to comission a custom college campus design!  All of our belt designs are available as fully stitched needlepoint belts, or as DIY needlepoint kits.

Last note in this post, is some feedback we recieved recently from our customers:

“From the moment Seth and I connected about my custom belt project, it was so fun to collaborate with him. We went back and forth on design a few times and he was always accommodating, provided helpful recommendations, patient when answering my many questions and set my expectations clearly. As we progressed into the production phase, Seth kept me well informed of how the belt was coming along and what kind of a shipping date we were looking at. The belt ended up arriving earlier than expected – a big thanks too since it was for a birthday. And the belt arrived in a velvet pull-string bag. The presentation was beautiful as was the final product. A belt with complete leather backing, incredibly detailed needlepointing and it fit perfectly (Seth’s sizing guide is incredibly helpful). Highly recommend NeedlePaint!”  –  Amber  2015-05-18

“Shipped earlier then expected. Really wonderful belt – exactly what I was looking for. Shop was really great at accommodating my custom request. So impressed!”  –  Laila – 2015-05-14

“Just received belt!! It looks fabulous!” – Nancy 2015-05-14

“The belt arrived yesterday and it looks great.  The detail is amazing.  Once again I am quite happy.  Thanks!” –  Kyle 2015-05-14

“Got the belt! Looks great!!” –  Lynn 2015-05-21

Read more reviews here

 

New Custom Needlepoint Belts

It is nice to get away, and come back to see freshly stitched projects that turned out wonderfully!

These new custom needlepoint belts look amazing and have had great reviews:

“Oh my goodness Seth the belt arrived today. I am blown away. It is absolutely gorgeous! My husband is going to absolutely love it. And, thank you so much for getting it to me on time and ahead of schedule. You were tremendous to work with. I will write you a raving review on Etsy with photos (once he opens the gift on Thursday). ”  Amber 2015-04-21

“Just wanted to let you know I picked up the belt yesterday and it looks awesome!! I love it!!”  Riley 2015-04-23

If you have an idea for a custom needlepoint belt, let us know we’d love to help make it look amazing!

 

Customer Spotlight – Personalized Surfboard Needlepoint Belt

Ali in Massachusetts has emailed us pictures of her most recent project, nice stitching Ali!

The surfboard needlepoint belt features colorful surfboards, both short and long.

If you are thinking of getting a belt or canvas for your favorite surfer, we will be happy to change one of the boards to incude their own surfboard on the belt.

Please share or comment if you like Ali’s work!

Surfboard Needlepoint Belt

Surfboard Needlepoint Belt

Custom College and University Campus Needlepoint Belts

Our college and universtiy campus needlepoint belts have gotten a lot of great reviews and even been featured in popular blogs.

Here are three campuses we recently stitched! University of Georgia, Washington and Lee, and the University of Alabama.

Below the pictures are some recent reviews from our customers.

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University of Georgia – Washington and Lee – University of Alabama – Needlepoint Belts

Custom College Campus Needlepoint Belts

Custom College Campus Needlepoint Belts

Here is some feedback that feels as good as the bright Colorado sunshine!

“the belt arrived and it is beautiful.”  Leslie 2015-01-29

“I recieved the belt last night and it looks amazing!! Thank you so much for everything I greatly appreciate it. I will work on getting a picture for you as soon as I can! Thank you again!”  Kristin 2015-01-29

“We recieved the belt yesterday! He loved it! It fit perfectly! We will be using NeedlePaint again in the near future! Thanks so much!”  Sara 2015-01-28

“I just saw the belt and it looks great. I am so pleased with the result. The detail is amazing. Now I need to start thinking about a design for another one. Thanks for this great product and quality customer service.”  Kyle 2015-01-27