Thanks to Julie G. for this find!
Category Archives: Crafts
If you have the world’s steadiest hands and a butt load of patience you could be the proud owner of your own very crafted from a kit set of Vespa Primavera SMALL FRAMES. The kit is Japanese and so hard to find outside of Asia but it can be had on Amazon for just over $40:
DIOPARK 1/35 Scale Vespa Primavera Model Kit
Ciao Bella Wallpaper Border
Wallpaper a little’s girl room (or heck your room) with a little Italian za-za-zoom. Made by The Wallpaper Company, this border measures 10.25″ x 15″ and costs $22.98. You can also order a small sample for $1.00 if you’d like to try it first.
Another charming odd scoot.
For just $3.99 this bit of bling can be yours. It measures approximately 1″ long.
Thanks to Terri O. for this find!
(Or check on the Hobby Lobby site for the nearest store to you.)
A Rare Bit Oâ€™Swag:
Fedrigoni Vespa Paper Sculpture
Happy New Year ScooterSwaggers!
Fedrigoni is an Italian paper manufacturer with over a century of history. To celebrate an exhibition in their London showroom in 2010, graphic artist Laura Quatrill made several models of classic Italian design. These included the Sapper Alessi kettle, the Olivetti typewriter and of course the Piaggio Vespa. The models were made out of Fedrigoni papers and were mailed to customers flat and unconstructed to invite customers to the exhibit.
Thanks to Daniel S. for this find.
To read more about the models and their design click here .
Revel in the retro.
For $14.95 you can get a tin full of 100 assorted retro stickers including a great fenderlight Vespa image. The stickers would work great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping and more. The images are printed on cream paper stock and the tin measures 4 3/4″ X 5 1/4″.
1952 Vespa Faro Basso Paper Model
Whoa . . . hold on there. Before you get too excited I must let you know that the instructions are in Japanese and I haven’t been able to find templates to print out that are bigger than postage stamps.
Now that I’ve got the bad news out of the way I can tell you that this is a model of the scooter Audrey Hepburn rode in “Roman Holiday.” And this is possibly the most detailed paper scooter model I’ve ever come across. The 150 cc engine is even represented – just lift up the right cowl!
In the meantime I’ll be keeping an eye out for higher res templates and instructions in English for you papier fiends.
Thanks to Daniel S. for this find!
Project instructions (in Japanese)
A Rare Bit Oâ€™Swag:
Handmade Santa Scooter Mailbag
Don’t forget about Etsy!
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: