Molto Piccolo

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

.for japan with love. March 17, 2011

Filed under: Disaster Relief,Humanitarian — moltopiccolo @ 1:45 pm

I stumbled across a great initiative out there in blogland, and will be taking part in it…it’s called “For Japan with Love” and is an avenue to make relief donations as well as the group behind a Bloggers Day of Silence on Fri 18th March, as a display of respect and acknowledgement of the devestation in Japan right now.  I will be taking part in this day tomorrow.  I will use the time it would normally take me to put up a post, to go to For Japan With Love and make a donation via ShelterBox.

I encourage you to check out these links also.  Perhaps you like to give where you can – either to this relief fund or to any reputable organisation that is supporting the people of Japan.  Such a small thing to do in the face of it all, but when so many people do their little things, it eventually adds up to a very big thing, and although we can’t reverse the devestation, we can send love in practical ways.

Love Ruth x


.beautiful inspiration. March 14, 2011

I love this Tuesday Trigger image from Moxie Fab World…a combination of some of my favourite colours, which I think look so beautiful together.    

So, a card has emerged featuring these colours with a simple heart flower that I have been making a bit lately.

I’ve been trying to keep my designs simpler and less busy lately, mainly just because it is not so time-consuming!  But also because I have a tendency to over-clutter, so it’s a personal challenge that I would like to rub off into my home, where paper and clutter follows me around the house like children to the Pied Piper. (o:  This is more obvious because I share a home with a minimalistic-loving {neat freak} husband!  But that also has its perks – he vacuums often, tidies up before visitors arrive, and cleans out the fridge on a regular basis.  Nice!!

If you’re just coming to the end of a long weekend like me, I hope you made the most of it and got to enjoy all the sun that seems to have returned!

Love Ruth x


.quietly busy. March 10, 2011

Filed under: Birthdays,Butterflies,Card Projects,Paper Projects — moltopiccolo @ 12:29 am

Well, I haven’t been here for ages, it seems.  Every day I think I will get to it, but it just hasn’t happened.

I’ve been busy making cards to order recently and have really enjoyed pulling together more than usual.  This one is the grown-up version of one I made for a little girl a while ago which you can see here.  I definitely prefer the grown-up one!

And I also enjoyed using some new papers and die-cut butterflies to bring this design together.

I’ve been trying to figure out why I enjoy making simple things such as cards so much, and I’ve decided it’s probably because they are something pretty that I can create out of almost nothing and actually complete, when many things in life require significant effort and often seem to be a work in progress.  A card can be made in next to no time, brings me enjoyment in the process, and hopefully and most importantly, brings a smile to the person who gets it.   

Well, I’m hoping you have something that you get to do that gives you a sense of accomplishment, big or small, and is also appreciated by others. 

Love Ruth

P.S. Thanks heaps for all the lovely messages, cards and gifts for my birthday last week.  How special do I feel!  xox