Molto Piccolo

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

.some Christmas baking. December 23, 2011

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Feel up to some last minute Christmas baking?

Found this lovely looking Pear and Hazelnut Tart on Cannelle et Vanille via Molly Moo and would love to try it out sometime…

Or these tasty looking little Pear, Hazelnut and Brown Butter Cakes (also from Cannelle et Vanille):

Hope you are enjoying whatever festivities you are part of this time of year…our Christmas celebrations are not too crazy and therefore able to be enjoyed much more!  Looking forward to sharing the day with our fantastic families on both sides.  We also have friends visiting from interstate and overseas, and I love seeing them whatever time of year!  And some of our family won’t be in Tasmania until mid-January, so the celebrations will continue then. 🙂

Sending you all much Christmas love!

Ruth x



.more Leo the Lionheart toys. December 3, 2011

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I have made a couple more Leo the Lionheart toys, in support of the Fogarty family, who I first mentioned a few weeks ago in this ‘Supporting Leo Fogarty’ blog post.

17-month-old Leo continues to undergo treatment for cancer in the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, and his family continue to be supported by friends and strangers alike.

All proceeds from the sale of Leo toys and other crafty items (found here: Leo the Lionheart Facebook page) go directly to the Fogarty family.

Sewing these has been a labour of love for me…I don’t own a sewing machine so when I get my hands on one, it’s a pretty slow and painful process!  But felt, hand-sewing and me go pretty well together, so the faces have been easy.  (:  But I have loved making these because I somehow feel more helpful to a lovely family who I otherwise can’t help in their situation, (apart from praying for them a lot!)

Hope you’ve got lots to be thankful for today.

Ruth x


Bunting December 1, 2011

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I love bunting in all its shapes & forms, and I love it when it’s used on cards.

This card was for my aunt’s birthday recently, and even though she is in her early 70’s, I knew she would enjoy a bit of whimsy and prettiness.  She loved the bunting. 🙂

I saw some great bunting Christmas decorations the other day at Squirrel and Dove on Invermay Road, using brown paper, vintage embellishments and tiny bells hanging off the bottom of each triangle.  Should’ve taken a picture, but found one on the Squirrel and Dove Facebook Page:  (This little store is worth a visit if you like vintage, pre-loved and handmade).

Hope you have a great day!

Ruth x