I’ve driven by the same local shopping center for over twenty years. When they first moved in, I thought their nautical theme a bit strange as we are located in “landlocked” Denver. Not a location where serious boating happens, but a place where family time is spent skiing down the slopes of the Rocky Mountains. This shopping center’s sign proudly displayed their name “Marina Pointe” flanked with colorful graphic squares, of which I assumed had something to do with boating. I didn’t think much more about this sign, until I noticed all of the nautical belts that customers order here at NeedlePaint. As the placement of these flags varied, I soon realized they were spelling out a message, not just randomly placed; and then the idea for a personalized nautical flag needlepoint pillow began.
Nautical Flag Alphabet
After further exploration (and some help from Seth’s sailing expertise), I discovered these colorful nautical signal flags began before short wave radio, as an easy and safe way to relay messages to other boats and people on shore. Each of these flags represents a letter of the alphabet or a phrase.
Sketching some new ideas for a nautical pillow.
In today’s busy world, it’s important to connect with family members, whether it be spending quality “unplugged” time together at home or through outdoor activities like boating or sailing. When your not sailing, creating a comforting tranquil home environment, and surrounding yourself with the things that are meaningful is key. Incorporating personal items your grandmother made, your kids created in school, or that you have hand stitched; help save the memories your family has created together. This is truly what makes a living space “a home”.
Our new needlepoint design for a personalized nautical pillow.
We’ve created this nautical pillow to remind you of the times your family has spent on the water together. Personalized with your last name and the coordinating nautical flags that represent each letter. Available as a needlepoint canvas for you to stitch, or if you prefer we will do the stitching and create your pillow. Happy Sailing!
We’re a little late this week with our favorite projects, but by no means short of fun new ideas!
Attached are some of our favorite custom needlepoint projects we made last week on NeedlePaint.com
Classic Cars – Surfing – Georgia – Dog Needlepoint Belts
Fun Needlepoint Kits including a Vintage Life Magazine Cover.
Dog and Cat Needlepoint Kit
Christmas and Kids Custom Needlepoint Kits
Spooky needlepoint kits and more this week! I love all the colors in these projects!
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
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 Needlepoint Kits
Needlepoint Wallet and Key Fob Needlepoint Kits
This week we had some challenges that made some really beautiful needlepoint kits!
The coat of arms, we had to do a little research but I think we nailed it.
Needlepoint Coat of Arms and New Jersey Wedding Pillow Needlepoint Canvas
Famous quotes are always fun, one was a great one with Winnie the Pooh, the other is from Louisa May Alcott. This picture is taken along with our geometric heart needlepoint canvas in the picture below.
Fun Needlepoint Winnie the Pooh, Geometric Heart, and I’m Not Afraid of Storms – Alcott
And last but not least, some more really pretty needlepoint kits!
Oh, and here is some feedback from the belt canvas you see in the upper left corner of the picture below (and I love that crab!):
“Thank you so much. I am so impressed with what you were able to do!” Siri – 4/06/14
Pretty Needlepoint Canvases two from Photos and two from Art
We’re back in the swing of things, and happy with how great the projects we made this week came out.
Not only us, but here are a few more testimonials we received last week.
“Thanks so much for your work on my needlepoint belt last fall! It’s fully stitched and finished and its recipient LOVES it! ” – Jessica 3-28-14
“The canvas came today and it looks amazing I cannot thank you enough for your help in perfecting the image. I will be sure to send you a picture when it is finished!” Elise 3-19-14
Anyway, onto the fun stuff, custom needlepoint belts! Our finishers are gifted, have a look at the belts we did. The second image shows off the other ends one of which has a statue of liberty design that I love! (you can see the New York apple on the first image, too)
Custom Needlepoint Belts
Statue of Liberty Needlepoint
And now onto needlepoint kits. Below are some of the wonderful projects we made this week that I can’t wait to see once they are finished!
Hunting Needlepoint Belt Canvases
Fun Needlepoint Canvases
Custom Needlepoint Logo
Needlepoint Photo Canvas
In case you have not seen our updated NeedlePaint.com website, check it out!
We are no longer only selling needlepoint kits, we can now also stitch it and make into a pillow.
These are two custom needlepoint pillows we made a few weeks back, and I love all three of them!
We’re working on an instructional video to help you explain in more detail how to design your own pillow, but the website is actually quite simple so click here and give it a try!
Custom Needlepoint Pillows Photo 1
Custom Needlepoint Pillow Photo 2
Are you looking for a fun new needlepoint pillow design?
One that will bring a smile to your face and brighten up your home?
Well, I know this design brings a smile to my face and I also think it looks great.
You can order the smile needlepoint kit or contact us for pricing if you want to order a needlepoint pillow.
Keep in mind, that the colors can be customized to match your home, and the design can be made 18 x 12 inches if we use 10 mesh canvas.
Smile Needlepoint Pillow Kit
Smile Black and White Needlepoint Pillow Canvas
There is still enough time before the holidays to finish a fun needlepoint pillow.
The Always Believe design is both inspirational and great looking!
If you’re looking for other fun ideas but can’t find it, get in touch with us, and we’d be happy to help.
Always Believe Something Wonderful is about to Happen Needlepoint Kit
Fall colors are arriving in the mountains, and so has our Tadley Floral Needlepoint Kit.
This design was created to be made into a Needlepoint Pillow, but I think it would also look great on the wall.
As with all of our order, each is custom made and the colors can be customized to match your home. Also, if you are going to stitch a pillow, please get in touch with us, this needlepoint kit can made at 14″ x 14″ or 16″ x 16″ inches, too.
Tadley Floral Needlepoint Kit Design Preview
Wedding ring bearer pillows are great projects for parents and they also make great gifts for friends.
Our latest design is the Telluride Wedding Ring Bearer Pillow Needlepoint Kit.
Our needlepoint kits are personalized for you! The colors can be changed and the fonts adjusted to the stitcher’s or the bride-to-be’s choice.
Telluride Needlepoint Ring Bearer Pillow Preview
Telluride Brown Wedding Ring Bearer Pillow Needlepoint Kit