Friday, 22 May 2009

Boys and their Miniature Toys!!!!

John is off on a 'Help the Heroes ' Charity Scooter run this weekend. He has always Loved the old Lambrettas and Vespas, of which he's had a fair few ,but as his Arthritis is bad now so he recently got an automatic Vespa which is easier to ride. Our local scooter club is riding to Brighton for a charity run this wekend, they have several stop offs in different locations where they stop off for a snack or drink and make a donation on the way . All of which goes to the heroes that have fought in Afghanistan or Iraq so all in a good cause.

Just wanted to say good luck to them all, I worry non stop to be honest from the moment he leaves til he comes back,!! Looks like its set to be a sunny day for it.
Here is a pressie I made for him last year, its a room box, you mount on the wall, with a replica of his first scooter his Lambretta which I bought in 1 12th scale in white and painted with yellow trim to match. On the walls are Posters I printed out, and little Haynes repair manual on the floor, together with a Vespa in pieces ( that was a joke as his vespa was always breaking down so hence it taken to bits!!)
The other scooter is another pressie I had made for him. I commisioned Kerry Alexander to make this for him. The brilliantly talented Kerry who you may know for her fabulous chocolate and candy displays, ( of which I have a fair few!!) made this Lambretta replica out of fimo, she is so clever. In fact, her husband Steve made the scooter itself and she painted it all up so it was a joint efffort. John loves it and it has pride of place on a shelf in the lounge!!

So its not all girly things in miniature in this household, the boys get a look in too!!


Debbie said...

Brilliant Room setting Kate, I can see why John Loves it. Good Luck with the Charity Bike Rode John, hope you all manage to raise loads..

Judy C said...

I would love to have a Vespa. Distances are greater here but I would still love to have one. The model is super. Hope he has a good time.

MiniKat said...

What fun! :-)

Creepy_Creations said...

Hi Kate, thought I would come over and check out your blog, I LOVE IT!! So very cool and I love the Harry Potter stuff!!


Whittaker's Miniatures said...

The ride out went well , a few break downs but they are old things......the scooters that is!!
WELCOME Jamie thanks for checking out the blog , glad you like it, we love yours too xx