Molto Piccolo

For the love of all things "very tiny" {Italian}

.new range. September 30, 2013

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I produced a new range of necklaces recently and they’ve been a hit at the markets and shop where I sell. They feature ombre beads and are imprinted on both sides…I’ve created them in green, blue, pink and red so far. This pink one, a custom order, is my favourite to date, so I thought I’d share it with you.

pink ombre beads

pink ombre beads2

Ruth ūüôā

Available at The Wooden Box, Quadrant Mall, Launceston for $20, or direct by placing an order via the form below (free post in Australia):


.life. September 18, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — moltopiccolo @ 10:21 pm

I have a sentiment to share today…a very simple one.


If you are reading this and feel the need to roll your eyes, perhaps it’s time to press pause on everything, and force yourself to think of something that is beautiful about your life. If you honestly can’t give yourself an answer, it’s time to make some changes!

I’ve been stuck on how wonderful my sons are, and that is still true in the midst of the craziness that having young kids brings.
I adore my cat and how sweet and affectionate she is.
I really enjoy my coffee and make the most of every sip in the mornings.

What did you come up with?

Love Ruth x


.pop-up shop. June 3, 2013

Filed under: Jewellery,Launceston,Pop-up shop — moltopiccolo @ 6:25 pm


Just recently, a friend asked me to participate in her pop-up shop coming up soon at her home.¬† I am rather excited to be part of it, given my apparent lack of confidence to take on markets.¬† So I’m turning into a proverbial busy little beaver, making bits and pieces for this event.¬† Here’s a glimpse of my wares, and of course, anyone local is welcome to come along! Click on the image above for a larger view, or the details are below:

Winter Warming Pop-up Shop
Friday 14th June
31 Cormiston Road, Riverside, Tasmania

Love Ruth






.crafty month. April 27, 2013

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.crafty month.

April has been a very crafty month for me…everything from bunting cards, cheesecake (my first successful cheesecake in years!), twine-wrapped jars and a knitted scarf.
I haven’t knitted since I was a kid! I had bought some bobble yarn a few weeks ago, and needed a project for it. So this cozy scarf has now been created. It was therapeutic, and only took one evening to complete. Not sure if that’s a good thing or not, because it could become addictive, and I am certainly not looking for new crafts. But sometimes they come looking for me, and I don’t like to be rude. ūüôā

Hope you are enjoying whatever crafty pursuits you have going on right now. Or maybe you just love to stalk other people’s pursuits online, like I do much of the time! Either way, hope you are being inspired and fulfilled in your creativity.

Love Ruth


.Create/Happy/Create. March 27, 2013

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My blog won’t allow me to include photos in my posts anymore so just posting a picture separately…frustrating! This is a polymer clay necklace I made recently. Polymer clay is serious fun to play with – possibilities are endless!



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I am at my happiest when I am able to create something of worth.¬† Yes, that includes making crafty objects of some sort, but it also includes relationships, atmosphere and other intangible things.¬† No doubt this is a human kind of a trait, not exclusive to crafty types.¬† I think we were created to be creative and no matter what your level of giftedness in this area,¬†there is¬†an inbuilt part of us that was never intended to just take from the environment or the people around us…we need to add or give back in some way to feel truly fulfilled.¬†

What is it that does that for you?  Find more time to do that. 

Love Ruth



.friday faves. June 29, 2012

Filed under: Birds,Favourites Collections,Launceston,Tasmania,Trinkets,Wooden Items — moltopiccolo @ 12:17 pm

It’s been a while since I’ve done¬†a favourites collection.¬† So I decided today was a good day to share some!¬† They are all wooden items that I’ve collected over the years, and all have their own little story…

Top left: Jordanian Bedouiun woman

This little treasure comes from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan when we visited there in 2000.¬† She was bought at a desert Arabic bazaar¬†and reminds me of that incredible country, it’s beautiful people¬†and the unforgettable time we spent there.

Top right: Giraffe push puppet

Apparently these toys with a disk on the bottom that you push to make them dance are called push puppets…I only just discovered that.¬† This one I bought on a trip to Melbourne in 2008 for Ethan when he was 2, (yes, I know, it’s not suitable for children under 3, but it lived on the top shelf of the bookcase until he was big enough to not try and digest its parts!) and¬†has become a favourite of Ethan & Eli’s.

Bottom left: Babushka dolls

I have a small collection of these type of dolls.¬† They get called everything from Babushka dolls, Russion dolls, Matyroshka dolls and Nesting dolls.¬† Call them what you want, I adore them.¬† I have so far limited my collection to 3 sets which includes 14 individual dolls whey they’re all displayed in a row.¬† These ones were bought on a last-hurrah-girlfriend-trip to Hobart with my wonderful friend Jodie almost 2 years ago before she left to live in Africa serving with Mercy Ships.¬†

Bottom right: That Vintage Birdcage pendant

It was probably impossible for me to include a favourites collection without a bird, right?¬† This pendant was my Mother’s Day gift last year and is made by the very talented Sophie Hill of That Vintage, right here in Launceston.¬† Tasmanian wood and¬†crafting, and worn often by a¬†proud Tasmanian. ūüôā

Hope your day is looking and feeling fantastic.

Ruth x