Molto Piccolo

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

.for the newlyweds. January 23, 2012

Filed under: Card Projects,Flowers,Paper Projects,Uncategorized,Wedding Cards — moltopiccolo @ 10:14 am

 

Paul and I went to a beautiful wedding just over a week ago, and I was happy to “have” to make a wedding card…it had been a while. 

 

It’s amusing to me how I started with the intention of making it the same as the one below, which I made for a wedding some months ago, but it ended up hardly like it at all.  I am really bad at repeating a design, even when I try to.  That creative urge to do something just a little bit different always seems to take over…which usually takes me much longer than I have the time for! 

Anybody else get distracted so easily once they start a creative process?  I hope I’m not alone!

Ruth x

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.scooter love. January 16, 2012

Filed under: Launceston,Made It Sellers,Scooters — moltopiccolo @ 10:45 am
Anybody else out there think scooters are fabulous?  Ever since visiting the city of Athens in 2000, I have dreamed of one day owning a scooter.  However, I would personally hate to drive one in the crazy traffic in Athens!  I watched in fascination/horror as very brave moped drivers wound their way through intensely busy lanes of traffic.  Then we visited some of the Greek Islands, and although the moped drivers didn’t have to contend with such crazy traffic there, they did have to navigate some perilous-looking cliff-edge roads.  I can certainly imagine myself cruising on one in the not-so-crazy streets of Launceston.  However, it’s not a very practical option for this point in my life, with two little people in tow.  But a nice dream nether-the-less.
 
I took this photo of one I used to admire every time I went past The Mill Providore in Launceston, but sadly, it doesn’t reside there anymore.
 
But there are always cute scooter items available from handmade markets and stores, and Made It has a few on offer:
 
 
 
 

Scooter Coin Purse by Seventh Sphere

Hope you have a wonderfully carefree day. 
 
Love Ruth x 
 
 

.summer signposts. January 3, 2012

Filed under: Pinterest,Summer — moltopiccolo @ 9:47 am

Summer is definitely here in Tasmania…all the signs are around and today it’s going to be 30 degrees celcius in Launceston.  I love summer and always look forward to all the wonderful things that say ‘summer’ to me.  So here’s a visual collection from my own Pinterest Summer pinboard, just for fun:

A nice cool drink or four

(via Pinterest)

A relaxing spot in the sun with some girlfriends

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A deserted beach (Koh Rong, Cambodia, looks nice)

(via Pinterest)

A quiet spot by the pool

(via Pinterest)

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Or a late night dip in the pool (on Santorini Island!)

(via Pinterest)

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An innings or two of backyard cricket

(via Pinterest)

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Followed by a run through the sprinkler

(via Pinterest)

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A bucket-load of ice-cream and fruit!

(via Pinterest)

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A romantic getaway…

(via Pinterest)

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…in a pretty beach dress

(via Pinterest)

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Daylight lasting long into the evening

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And finishing the days with amazing sunsets (thanks God)

(via Pinterest)

Here’s hoping you have a fantastic summer (if you are in the southern hemisphere!)

Love Ruth x

 

Welcome to 2012 January 2, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — moltopiccolo @ 5:28 pm

Happy New Year! I hope yours has started out well!

I have not made official new year’s resolutions for many years, as they always seem so unlikely to be kept when you make them at a party with all your friends in a light-hearted conversation.  However, I am always happy to take on board a little extra wisdom at the start of the year…well, anytime really.  I saw this image on Pinterest via Kristine Schumacher’s pinboard, and loved the simple way this piece of wisdom is captured on a little scrap of paper.  Then I noticed that the book of Proverbs has been spelt incorrectly, 🙂 but I still like the image, so here it is:

I hope everything you do in the year ahead flows from a healthy and well-protected heart.

Love Ruth x