Tue 3 Dec 2013
Tue 3 Dec 2013
Thu 17 Oct 2013
I’d be the first to admit I’ve made fun of the craft site Etsy and loved calling it “Regretsy.” But I gotta give them credit. There is a lot of great stuff on there and it keeps getting better. I’ve even ordered from them. So type in “scooter” or “Vespa” or “Lambretta” and see what comes up for you.
For example for you knitters there’s this downloadable scooter sweater pattern for just $2:
Tue 15 Oct 2013
Sat 5 Oct 2013
Sun 8 Sep 2013
Julie spotted this little paper scooter kit in Japantown in San Francisco during their 20th Anniversary Classic scooter rally. It seems pretty hard to find on anything other than a Japanese web site but this online store has the best price. Have no idea how much shipping would be? It measures approximately 15 x 10.5 x 0.3 cm and is made out of hard paste color laser-cut cardboard.
Thanks to Julie G. for the photo and find!
Fri 28 Jun 2013
Here’s an example from my fellow scooterist Coady R. of the Slugrockets Scooter Club. They had their first annual “Big Wood” Scooter Rally near where they reside in Humboldt County, California. And yes they rode through hollowed out Redwoods. This paperweight was purchased during the rally and then righteously hacked into a more suitable souvenir.
Thu 13 Jun 2013
So the Cute Bunnies and Kitties Scooter Club had a craft night recently and we made (or in my case attempted to make) some felted scooters like the pink one Nicole made. ScooterSwag’s regular contributor Cassie was an overachiever. Not only did she make a scooter in about an hour’s time but added a kitty rider made from hair she brushed off her cats and some whiskers she had saved. I was still trying to get a basic scooter shape after about two hours time and sorta added one tire.
Curious what’s involved in felting? Here’s a video showing the basics.
Wed 1 May 2013
Remember this “Rare Bit O’Swag” I posted awhile back — the Goggo/IWL/Heinkelesque cookie mold? Well I finally got around to making cookies with it due in large part to the help of my friend Jessica S.
We had loads of fun making them and we were amazed a wooden mold could make such great looking cookies. I want to play around using other recipes to see what kind of results I get.
Want to take a stab at making Speculaas with you own molds? Check out this very well done video and the recipe. Keep in mind that Jessica and I used double the spices for a delicious result. We even added fresh ground pepper.
Sat 27 Apr 2013
Spotted this very cute fabric while browsing for something else. The world’s favorite cities and their sites are featured including the Eiffel Tower, the Coliseum, Big Ben, the Sydney Opera House, and the Golden Gate Bridge among others. Also featured are the means for travel like a car, helicopter, plane, bike, and yes a scooter. For scale purposes: The Eiffel Tower is about 2.5″ tall. Made by “Timeless Treasures” a half yard is priced at $10.25. And while you’re on the site, type in “scooter” in the search engine to see all of their other choices.
Sun 31 Mar 2013