Archive for January, 2010

Get a Hobby!: 101 All-Consuming Diversions for Any Lifestyle

From Booklist

As baby boomers face retirement, chances are that many of them won’t have a clue about exploring activities outside of work–except, naturally, for the usual ones, such as golfing, reading, moviegoing, and dining out. ReadyMade magazine editor Barseghian has the answer, or rather, 101 responses that range from the traditional (drawing, knitting, and train modeling) to the unique (ant farming, dumpster diving, and storm chasing). Bewildered? Too many choices? Take the 19-question hobby personality quiz, which attempts (in a somewhat confusing manner) to match character

Pressman   Scooby Doo Pop 'N' Race

From the Manufacturer

Race to the finish as you try to be the first player to get your four movers from start to home first. Easy-press dice dome keeps everything in place. For 2 to 4 players, ages 5 and up.

Race to the finish as you try to be the first player to get your?four?movers from start to home base. Break out the Scooby Snacks and gather around to place the Scooby-Doo Pop ‘N?Race Game. Easy press dice dome keeps everything in place. Game includes plastic game board with dice popper, 16 movers, and rulers. For?two?to?four?players.

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Schwinn Scorcher Boys' Bike (16-Inch Wheels)

Amazon.com

A great choice for teaching your youngster to ride a bike, the BMX-style 16-inch Scorcher bike from Schwinn features a grown-up look that’s great for showing off around the neighborhood. It’s outfitted with hybrid slick tires for a good grip over any surface, front pegs (just like a real BMX bike), a handlebar pad for added protection, and an enclosed chain guard to help prevent snags and dirty pants cuffs. The coaster-style brakes make stopping a breeze for new cyclists, and the Scorcher also includes both front and rear caliper brakes for advanced riders. Other features include training wheels for stability while learning and a comfortably padded BMX-style seat that’s easily adjustable. Recommended for ages 3 t (more…)

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The Complete Book of Retro Crafts: Collecting, Displaying & Making Crafts of the Past

Baby boomers feeling nostalgic, hipsters longing for the handmade, and anyone interested in going retro can stop right here! This is the definitive guide to the fun and quirky world of retro crafts, written by a diva of the style. It’s jam-packed with history and wonderful images from vintage pamphlets, collections, and flea market hunts. Everything memorable is included, from the ridiculous to the sublime, along with the lowdown on collecting, Junking 101, and creating a crafting group. Forty retro-inspired projects run the gamut from glitter frames and matchbox purses to bottlecap men and teacup ladies, plus lovable Plastic Flower Pixies; the Sparkling Sputnik and its desk-top compadre, the Beauty Orb; and the unforgett (more…)