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scooter tray

I found this perfect scrap of scooter fabric while sorting through my fabric stacks the other day and remembered a project I needed to make for my dad (as requested by my mom).  They recently did some remodeling and that left my dad without a place to drop his glasses, wallet, spare change kind of stuff. 
So out came this little scooter and linen tray from my sewing machine (wish all projects were this easy). 
It’s perfect because way back when my dad actually owned a vespa scooter – like the ones pictured in the fabric.   Here’s living proof, my dad on his vespa.
Now he has a handy little place to keep all those valuable items you just can’t have strewn about. 

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36 Responses to scooter tray

  1. Ashley 01.12.2011 at 4:02 pm #

    love it! and now you have me thinking that I might need a few of these – maybe one for the bathroom and a couple for the changing table! thanks for the inspiration!

  2. sticklane 01.12.2011 at 4:40 pm #

    Looks lovely, do you have a tutorial for this? I would love to make one for my husband.

  3. Chris 01.12.2011 at 5:38 pm #

    Now I know what to make for my dad’s birthday!

  4. Cate 01.12.2011 at 5:39 pm #

    That’s very clever – yes please do a tutorial for this!!
    Oh and I’m definitely going to make something with one of your tutorials now – I’ve just agreed to play along with the pay-it-forward thing that’sgoing around (eeek!)

  5. Dianne 01.12.2011 at 5:46 pm #

    I’m casting my vote for a tutorial! What a neat little tray! … Oh, and planning a stop at the craft store tonight to get some pompoms and invisible thread … my little girl’s going to love helping decorate for Valentine’s Day!

  6. meremade 01.12.2011 at 5:51 pm #

    I am here to echo requests for a tutorial for this! It’s good looking and oh so useful!

  7. Patchwork and Play 01.12.2011 at 5:58 pm #

    Too cute! Oh the tray is great too!

  8. Casey 01.12.2011 at 6:05 pm #

    This is great! I nominate this for a tutorial. :)

  9. Janna 01.12.2011 at 6:28 pm #

    Please…I need a tutorial. Yours is so great looking!! I have some eye glasses fabric and I’ve been wanting to make something like this for my brother’s office. He’s an optometrist.

  10. LNReyes 01.12.2011 at 6:30 pm #

    tutorial please! i was just thinking yesterday about making one like this for my FIL.

  11. Kristina 01.12.2011 at 6:47 pm #

    This is so cute! I would love it if you made a tutorial :)

  12. Rachel Hauser 01.12.2011 at 8:29 pm #

    AND he had a scooter? that’s perfect.

  13. Emily 01.12.2011 at 8:47 pm #

    It IS perfect! Did you use interfacing?

  14. Denise 01.12.2011 at 9:25 pm #

    Too cute! I need one of these for my husband. He seems to think the whole kitchen counter is his “special” place for his stuff!

  15. Maxabella 01.12.2011 at 10:07 pm #

    Love your dad on his vespa. What a cool dude!

    Did I see the word ‘easy’ in your post…. can you feel a tutorial coming on, Kirsty? Or is that just wishful thinking… x

  16. Jamie 01.12.2011 at 10:14 pm #

    Aww! I always wanted a scooter (and still do)! Great little tray!

  17. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny 01.12.2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Neat idea, Anna. Great guy project. Love the old photo, too:)

  18. Sascha 01.12.2011 at 10:37 pm #

    Oh LOVE this. My dad had a green scooter and I believe I have a photo of him sitting on it (the scooter was parked in front of his Gremlin!). I need to dig up the photo and make one of these for him. There’s no secret I love Echino Scooters fabric that’s for sure.

  19. lajamison 01.12.2011 at 11:20 pm #

    Great dish – what pattern did you use?

  20. Hope 01.13.2011 at 12:09 am #

    SO cute! My husband drives a Vespa, and I’m always on the lookout for some fun scooter memorabilia…

  21. amy smart 01.13.2011 at 12:57 am #

    This is awesome. The scooter picture makes it even more awesome.

  22. Emily Elizabeth 01.13.2011 at 1:04 am #

    I love little fabric trays like that – and such an awesome choice of fabric. Big fan of the valentine pom poms as well – I’ll be giving those a try here soon!

  23. crafterhours 01.13.2011 at 8:31 am #

    I really love this, Anna! My husband needs one on every flat surface of the house :)

  24. Leandre 01.13.2011 at 9:29 am #

    Just one more vote for a tutorial! I love this!

  25. Diana 01.13.2011 at 10:48 am #

    Would love a tutorial.I know someone who could use one(or more) of these. Love reading your blog, always fun stuff.

  26. pedilu 01.13.2011 at 11:08 am #

    I’m also nominating this tray for a tutorial!

  27. Liz @ LivingMySweetLife 01.13.2011 at 11:22 am #

    This is really nice! love how it’s personalized just for your dad.

  28. Amanda 01.13.2011 at 2:37 pm #

    Oh, I’ve been loving this fabric… Did you use some kind of interfacing in it? I would love a tutorial too!

  29. Leslie 01.13.2011 at 7:12 pm #

    that is perfect…my husband could use something like that…since he always drops things on the counter despite that just below, right where he is standing is a drawer that he could put it all in…but whatever!!!

  30. luvinthemommyhood 01.14.2011 at 12:31 am #

    Tutorial please :) Looks easy, but hey, ya never know. I need one and so does my sis who just bought her first home.

  31. Christina 01.14.2011 at 2:20 pm #

    It’s so cute!!

  32. margie c 01.15.2011 at 7:52 pm #

    Adorable! and how brilliant! I am always yelling at my hubs for leaving his stuff all over the counter and coffee table, this would definitely solve that problem :)
    Thanks for sharing!
    hugs, margie

  33. Megan 01.26.2011 at 1:59 pm #

    Can I add to the many requests for a tutorial? This is really fabulous and exactly what my husband needs!

  34. 02.13.2011 at 10:03 am #

    I’d like to also add to the list of people requesting a tutorial :-)

  35. Fay 02.18.2011 at 11:44 am #

    yes, tutorial please!!!


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