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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!

 

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!

 

High Quality Custom Needlepoint Belts Delivered in Time for Christmas

We’ve got more pictures from this year’s Christmas orders!  This blog post features pictures and reviews of our custom needlepoint belts.

We’ll start with one review and put the rest at the bottom of this post.

“The belts arrived today.  As my sons will soon be saying, “These are AWESOME!”  They are indeed  gorgeous.  Thx. Very much.”  Paul 2014-12-23

Those of you looking for 2015 Christmas Gift ideas, please note that these custom needlepoint belts were ordered at the end of October and very early November, so please try to plan ahead!

High Quality Quality Custom Needlepoint Belts

High Quality Quality Custom Needlepoint Belts

Christmas Gift Custom Needlepoint Belts

Christmas Gift Custom Needlepoint Belts

Now on to some more detail!

Scuba Diving, Country Flag, and Bowdoin College Needlepoint Belts

Scuba Diving, Country Flag, and Bowdoin College Needlepoint Belts

Custom Hand Stitched Needlepoint Belt

Custom Hand Stitched Needlepoint Belt

Last as promised is some of the feedback we got this week from customers who ordered these belts:

“The belt arrived safely and was a huge success!  Thanks so much for getting it there on time!   …PS – and I will suggest this to a couple of other wives as a gift – it is so wonderful”  Ward 2014-12-23

“I received the belt tonight, it looks fabulous!” Alicia 2014-12-22

“The belts are beautiful! I can’t wait to have them open them-thanks again. Just an awesome job:)!”  Kathryn 2014-12-19

“I received the belt and it looks amazing!!! I can’t wait to give it to him tomorrow. Thanks to you and your team for such an awesome job”  Molly 2014-12-22

“The belt is here and it’s fabulous! Thank you SO MUCH for making this happen before Christmas.”  Connie 2014-12-22

“Got the belt It looks great!!!!”  Elizabeth 2014-12-22

“We received the belt today and it looks wonderful!  Thank you so very much.  It was a pleasure working with you!”  Michelle 2014-12-20

“Got the belt today and it looks great! Can’t wait to see my son’s reaction. I’ll probably be ordering another one in the future for my other son. Your work is great.”  Denise 2014-12-19

“I received the belt with time to spare. GREAT JOB !!! GREAT BELT !!!”  Peter 2014-12-17

 

Friday Favorites – Merry Christmas and Fun Needlepoint Treats!

I’m so fortunate do have a great team to work with.  I was aways last week with my family, but Karen kept everything going and ensured that all of our Christmas and Hanukkah orders made it out in time.  Thanks Karen!!!

The first project was a dozen custom designs that will be stitched into two rugs.  They are mountain themed and look like a lot of fun.  We kept the number of colors down and used 14 mesh and wool so there will be a lot of detail  This is a work in progress which we hope to share photos of when it is done!

Also, the customer loves it!  Here is their feedback after giving the gift: “Just wanted to let you know that (…)’s mother loved your work and she was so happy!  Thank you so much!  You did an amazing job!”  Christine 2014-12-17

Winter Mountain Needlepoint Kits

Winter Mountain Needlepoint Kits

Mountain Landscape Needlepoint Kits

Mountain Landscape Needlepoint Kits

If you read our blog regularly, you’ll know that we love designing needlepoint belts!  Below are more DIY needlepoint kits just in time for the holidays (or at least being able to get started and have something fun to work on with the whole family around).

Personalized Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Personalized Needlepoint Belt Canvases including our New Surfing Belt Design!

Last are a lot of personalized needlepoint designs that for sure will be cherished for years to come.

Personalized Needlepoint Kits

Personalized Needlepoint Kits

Large Portriat and Cardinal Photo to Needlepoint Kit

Large Portrait and Cardinal Photo to Needlepoint Kit

Wedding and Baby Needlepoint Kits

Wedding and Baby Needlepoint Kits

Below is some of the feedback we got this week, it really does make us feel great!  Again, big thanks to Karen!

“The canvas arrived today and I love it! Thank you so much!”  Kate 2014-12-17

“I received the belt with time to spare. GREAT JOB !!! GREAT BELT !!!”  Peter 2014-12-17

“We received the belt today and it looks wonderful!  Thank you so very much.  It was a pleasure working with you!”  Michelle 2014-12-20

“It arrived yesterday and it looks great! Thank you”  Elizabeth 2014-12-21

“Got the belt today and it looks great! Can’t wait to see my son’s reaction. I’ll probably be ordering another one in the future for my other son. Your work is great.”  Denise 2014-12-19

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all.  We’ll be working between the holidays, but taking days off here and there, so if we don’t reply to an email right away, please wait a day or two and we’ll be in touch.

 

 

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!

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

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh Stitches – New Custom Needlepoint Belts

Two new custom needlepoint belts fresh from our stitchers!

The first is a Life Treasures design, simple but classic colors and a lot of team pride!

Custom Needlepoint Belt 1

Custom Needlepoint Belt 1

Custom Needlepoint Belt 2

Custom Needlepoint Belt 2

Custom Needlepoint Belt 3

Custom Needlepoint Belt 3

Second we have a custom golf needlepoint belt design…

Custom Golf Belt 1

Custom Golf Belt 1

Custom Golf Needlepoint Belt 2

Custom Golf Needlepoint Belt 2

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

Black Lab Needlepoint Belt – Springer Spaniel – Beagle

Three new needlepoint belts that are sure to inspire dog lovers.

We’ve done a lot of custom needlepoint belt designs with dogs on them, and realized that our dogs make great stand alone belts.

Labs have so much personality, and so do their owners! Our distinguished black lab needlepoint belt shows the dog at attention and spices up the wardrobe with an azure blue background.

Black Lab Needlepoint Belt

Black Lab Needlepoint Belt

Traditionally used for flushing out game while hunting, the English springer spaniel’s great temperament also make great family dogs. The springer spaniel needlepoint belt is designed with the spaniel at attention, and this version is with a brown markings, but we also have black.

English Springer Spaniel Needlepoint Belt

English Springer Spaniel Needlepoint Belt

Beagle lovers will recognize this posture of howling in delight captured on the beagle needlepoint belt.

Beagle Needlepoint Belt

Beagle Needlepoint Belt

All of our belts and needlepoint canvases are customizable.  The background colors, the markings on the dogs, and add a monogram at no extra charge.  Also, every belt design is available as a needlepoint kit for you to stitch yourself.

If you love to needlepoint dogs, we’ve got a lot more designs in our shop!