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.
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.
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.
Normally I have posts ready to run for at least two weeks out. But I have run out of swag to post about. This has only happened maybe three times since I started the blog in late 2005. Yipes! (I’m scared. Hold me.)
So anybody out there know of swag that hasn’t appeared here yet? Maybe you’ve got a great collection to show off? Or an incredible art or crafts project that needs some face time? Or some rare swag that you snapped while on a vacation? Or a souvenir you picked up when you were in another country?
I almost hate to post these because they’re obnoxiously expensive for a magnet set – $18.94! But if you have to have a green scooter magnet or you’re really into scrapbooking, this might be just what you’re looking for to complete your craft project.
Gitta in San Diego shared a photo of a quilt a friend made her after she sent her the link to the scooter quilt pattern we posted here. And her friend did the quilt in the colors of Gitta’s own chariot. I particularly love the button (or button hole?) headlight.
Have you made your own quilts? Let’s see them! Send photos to tips AT scooterswag.com.
We featured other designs of this fabric but at the time I didn’t realize how many there were! There are several designs and several color choices so click below to see them all. The official name of this line is “Now We’re Goin Places” by Timeless Treasures and it retails for around $6.99 a yard.
If you’re in intermediate crocheter or can understand basic crochet instructions, you can make your very own soft cuddly fenderlight Vespa scooter. It measures approximately 8″ long and it’s just $5.99 to download the instructions. Please send ScooterSwag a photo if you make one!