It’s been a while since I’ve done anything crafty or mildly creative on my blog (which is supposed to be an outlet for all my creative projects, so go figure). It’s not that I haven’t been doing anything creative, but it hasn’t exactly been blog-worthy. For a few months now I’ve been working on all new custom bedding for my sister in California which turned out to be a much bigger ordeal than I originally thought when I agreed to take it on for her (isn’t that usually the case though?). So that has completely consumed my sewing machine for a long time, working on it here and there whenever I had some free time. I’ll show pictures of the end result when she emails them to me so don’t worry. But it wasn't exactly something I wanted to document step-by-step for the blog.
And you know me, always working on a needlepoint project at the same time too, so I thought you guys would like to see my latest needlepoint project. My dad has always loved vintage criss craft boats, so for father’s day this year I found a needlepoint belt canvas of his favorite boats and completed it for him. I really enjoyed doing it and it turned out fantastic. He LOVES it and was so thrilled when he opened the package, and it’s going to look super cute on him.
Dare I say, Mr. Monogram was even a tad jealous so now I’m going to have to do another needlepoint belt for him too! Anyhow, if you’re looking for great priced belt canvases go check out Mandy’s Needlepoint Belt Canvas’ on ebay. Her prices are half the price of most belt canvases out there and she will even do custom canvases for you. In fact, she is working on a custom belt canvas for me to work on for my mom, so I highly recommend checking her out. With school starting soon I will have lots of time in the carpool pick up line so that means I'll be doubling up on my needlepoint projects because they're so portable.
UPDATE: Hopefully ya'll can enlarge this one to see the belt a little better...