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 recently needlepointed two house portrait custom needlepoint pillows for a customer over the holiday season, and they look amazing!
They emailed us water colors of the two homes that they wanted us to stitch and we worked with them to recreate them in needlepoint.
Whether you want to needlepoint the pillows yourself, or have us make the pillows, we’d love to help!
You can email us, or try turning your own photos into needlepoint on our website www.NeedlePaint.com
Custom House Needlepoint Pillow
Are you looking for ideas for wedding gifts or an anniversary coming up?
Check out our custom wedding needlepoint pillows. Or, try designing your own custom pillow online on our needlepoint pillow designer. All of our designs are available as finished needlepoint pillows, or DIY needlepoint kits!
Below are some pictures I took of two projects we recently finished, if you like them as much as me, let us know!
Custom Wedding Needlepoint Pillows
Wedding and Anniversary Gift Needlepoint Pillows
Bermuda Anniversary Gift Needlepoint 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
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 Pillows
I love when we get to see our customer’s work.
Today when opening emails this morning a smile instantly came to my face, Angela from the UK emailed me this photo of the pillow she stitched of Tequila the Chihuahua.
She created the needlepoint design from a photo on NeedlePaint.com and I made the kit. Matching the colors to the dog is actually one of the most time consuming parts of making custom needlepoint kits, but when you see photos like this, you can see the time was well spent!
Angela actually covered up the background, and managed to capture Tequila’s spirit to the stitch! Beautiful work Angela!
Chihuahua Needlepoint Pillow
Another fun kids pillow design we created this week.
The kids needlepoint train pillow is a classic, but it not only looks great but is educational! How many toys do you see with the child’s name spelled out on it?
All our designs are made to order, so if you want to change something on this, just let us know!
KIDS TRAIN PERSONALIZED NEEDLEPOINT PILLOW
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
Our latest needlepoint design is the Browninghill Fall Foliage Needlepoint Kit. It can be stitched and hung on the wall or made into a needlepoint pillow.
It also coordinates well with the Tadley Needlepoint Kit.
If the colors are not just right but you love the design, don’t worry, we can change them to match your house. Check out more pillows and personalized needlepoint designs on our website! NeedlePaint.com
Browninghill Fall Foliage 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