Molto Piccolo

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

.doilies everywhere. June 25, 2011

Filed under: Doilies,Jewellery,Made It Sellers,Made It Store items,Paper Projects — moltopiccolo @ 3:05 pm

I’m a bit of a fan of doilies, but I don’t actually have any adorning my tabletops or benches.  I prefer them used in various creative ways, and have found a few lovely ideas on Made It – I hope you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed finding them:

Lovely pendant

French Doily Pendant by Elm Design

Egg Shape Doily Ring Holder Plate by andODesign

Vintage Style Doily Bunting by The Wonky Tree

Fabric Greeting Card Set (4) by Here We Go Loopy Lou

Garden Party Vintage Cushion by Run Wild Horses

Silk Clutch by Bella Rae

Pastel Turquoise Doily Brooch by Under the Shade of a Bonsai Tree

Love Ruth x


.the owl and the pussycat.

Filed under: Uncategorized — moltopiccolo @ 2:37 pm

I have developed a new appreciation for nursery rhymes since having my own children.  I’ve also noticed how strange some of them are when you actually take notice of the words.  And some are just downright depressing, like this one:

The North wind doth blow and we shall have snow,
And what will poor robin do then, poor thing?
He’ll sit in a barn and keep himself warm
and hide his head under his wing, poor thing.

Felt robin bookmark


I feel so sorry for the little robin in the poem…the rhyme stops right there with no promise of things getting any better!!

And then there’s Goosey Goosey Gander:

Goosey goosey gander,
Whither shall I wander?
Upstairs and downstairs
And in my lady’s chamber.
There I met an old man
Who wouldn’t say his prayers,
So I took him by his left leg
And threw him down the stairs.

Pretty brutal, I always thought!  Is that really the best way to react to someone not wanting to pray??!!

Anyway, they do make me laugh at times, and lots of them are quite charming.  Like the Owl and the Pussycat.  I love reading this to my boys. 


The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
    In a beautiful pea green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
    Wrapped up in a five pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
    And sang to a small guitar,
‘O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love,
      What a beautiful Pussy you are,
          You are,
          You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!’


Pussy said to the Owl, ‘You elegant fowl!
    How charmingly sweet you sing!
O let us be married! too long we have tarried:
    But what shall we do for a ring?’
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
    To the land where the Bong-tree grows
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
    With a ring at the end of his nose,
          His nose,
          His nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.


‘Dear pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
    Your ring?’ Said the Piggy, ‘I will.’
So they took it away, and were married next day
    By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
    Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
    They danced by the light of the moon,
          The moon,
          The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.


 From the Edward Lear Homepage

I recently made an Owl and the Pussy Cat themed wall hanging gift for a gorgeous little 1 year old girl named Ivy.  (You can see a previous post about her here). 

The owl and the cat are both finger puppets that are easily removed from their little pea-green boat.   (A little scroll with the nursery rhyme printed on it was also in the boat, but you can’t see it in the photos).


I had such fun making it and  I am planning to make some more relating to other nursery rhymes for my boys rooms.  Eventually, I’ll also add them to my shop too.

Hope you are having a great weekend, wherever you are.

Love Ruth x


.lovely blogs. June 5, 2011

Filed under: Blogs Showcase,Etsy Products,Homemade food and drinks,Party supplies — moltopiccolo @ 11:42 am

Since I started blogging nearly 18 months ago, I have discovered there is a whole incredible world of inspiring blogs out there…it’s almost overwhelming as the more I look, the more I discover.  And no-one could possibly have the time to devote to taking them all in, there are just so many!

But occasionally there is a special one, and so I thought I’d share one I really enjoy today.  It’s called Oh the Lovely Things.  The blog is created by Clémence who lives in Geneva.  I love everything she posts about and I am certain you will also!  She has very kindly allowed me to feature her here, and says this about her blog {found here}:

“{Oh the lovely things} is dedicated to all the lovely things that surround us. I’m constantly on the hunt for pretty, inspirational things and this blog is the place where I share with you what inspires me, hoping that it will inspire you too. The blog features DIY tutorials, Etsy finds, fashion inspiration, art and illustrations, recipes, and a lot of other random lovely things.” 

Oh the Lovely Things banner

“Tea Cups and a Rose” by Zee Longenecker via Zee Longenecker Photography Shop via Etsy

Cath Kidston iPhone case via John Lewis

Vintage floral nails via Flaunt Me

all via Oh the Lovely Things: Dainty Blossoms

Homemade Ginger Ale and Strawberry Consomme via Design Sponge via Oh the Lovely Things: Feeling Thirsty

Stripey Straws from Sweet Lulu shop via Oh the Lovely Things: Sweet Lulu

If you like, even a little, what you see of Oh the Lovely Things, then you should head on over & visit…you won’t be disappointed!

And thankyou so much, Clémence!

Love Ruth


.a little trip. June 2, 2011

Filed under: Architecture,Travel Photos — moltopiccolo @ 11:39 pm

The long weekend is coming up here in Launceston and I was thinking of getting away.  I’m dreaming of Sintra, Portugal…

Praça da Republica, Sintra, Portugal, 2002

or Guanajuato, Mexico (see it HERE) – incredible image by Nadsart.

…but it will more than likely be somewhere like Hobart, Tasmania. (o:

Hobart, Tasmania, from Mount Wellington, 2010

Whichever way, it would be lovely to have a little break!

Love Ruth