Spotted on eBay awhile back, this large vintage handmade Santa riding a scooter was probably a Christmas Card holder in someone’s uber cool 60’s era home. A definite idea for you crafters out there.
Category Archives: Fabric
A Rare Bit Oâ€™Swag:
We featured this scooter fabric last year and now someone has thankfully gone to the trouble of making it into adorable bedding. But (sigh) it’s not cheap. Prices range from $70.40 (USD) for a cushion to $330 for a Double Quilt Cover or Duvet. And those are sale prices apparently. To see all the sizes available visit this Australian site .
Thanks to Cassie M. for this find!
Why is this throw pillow $149? Well here’s what the site says:
“Paulinaâ€™s designs are all hand painted, an artist famous in South America for her flair for color and eye for modern looks.”
It measures 20″ X 20′ x 6″ and is 100% cotton.
Order at defybrands.com
Thanks to Julie G. for this find!
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.
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.
Shown here is ScooterSwag’s very first moose on scooter. (Pardon us, but this is a big moment.) The fabric is made by Hoffman, is 100% cotton, and retails for around $9 a yard.
Thanks to Becky M. for this find!
Which one do you like best?
First up we have a natural fiber pillow with a rustic screen print. You can choose from two different fabrics and the also team it up with other vehicle designs. It measures approximately 16″ X 16″ and is Â£23. Thanks to retrotogo.com for this find.
Choice two is a blue and green French pillow that reverses to a smaller print of the same scooter on the other side. It’s 100% cotton and measures approximately 34 X 24 cm. It costs â‚¬30.
Rest your head(set).
A scooter quartet does their thing with great layered details. It’s 100% cotton and has a feather-down insert so this may be a throw pillow you’ll actually use. It flips to a nice pop blue on the back, measures 16″ square and is a reasonable $29.95.
Thanks to Tammy D. for this find!
A Hope Chest?
We’ve already featured Ikea’s Eivor Leva pattern in the bedding set but you can also buy the same fabric but with a black ground. (Which I think I like better.) I spotted this idea for covering a chest of drawers in the fabric in the latest Ikea catalog. That seems like a ton of frustrating work to me but then I may not be crafty enough.
SCORE! Down at the Michael’s Dollar Aisle.
I go into Michael’s looking for just the right color of embroidery thread or paint and I might glance at aisles I pass on the way to see if I see anything scootery. Gitta goes in and hits pay dirt right off the bat. Some people are just better Swaggers than others. These goodies are not available online so go check out your local Michaels and see if you too can get lucky.
Thanks to Gitta K. for these finds!