Molto Piccolo

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

.berry mousse {thanks to torie jayne}. June 21, 2012

Filed under: Blogs Showcase,Desserts,Food,Homemade food and drinks — moltopiccolo @ 3:11 pm

How delicious does this creamy fruit mousse look?¬† I think it’s a must try…not just because it looks beautiful, but because it sounds very easy, and that’s my favourite kind of recipe. ūüôā¬†¬†

Summer fruit mousse

You will find the recipe in the blog post here at Torie Jayne, a most beautiful and inspiring blog.  Everything she posts is just amazing, and her photography skills are wonderful too.  Sp enjoy!

Ruth x


.some Christmas baking. December 23, 2011

Filed under: Christmas,Food — moltopiccolo @ 12:07 am
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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. ūüôā

Sending you all much Christmas love!

Ruth x



.delicious treats. October 22, 2011

Filed under: Food,Homemade food and drinks — moltopiccolo @ 10:34 pm

How good does this look?!

Coconut Panna Cotta with Fig Syrup – mmm!

The recipe and more images can be found on Inspiring the Everyday …I¬†saw it via Oh The Lovely Things¬†(via Teal and Tea).¬†¬†

As soon as I spot some figs, I am going to try this recipe, although you could make the syrup any flavour you like.  But that little fig looks so good! 

Love Ruth x


.sweet as. May 28, 2011

Filed under: Baby Cards,Buttons,Card Projects,Food,Paper Projects — moltopiccolo @ 7:36 pm

There’s something about going to a lolly shop¬†to make you feel like¬†a kid again.¬† I love taking my boys to old fashioned lolly shops and letting them pick out some favourites.¬† And then I pick out a few favourites for me and my husband too, as they always seem to have those lollies from your childhood that bring back good memories.¬† My best friend and I made many countless trips to the local store¬†to spend our change as kids.¬† It was in the days when 20c could buy you are nice handful of lollies.¬†¬†And if you were ever lucky enough to have $1 to spend, you could buy¬†the hugest bag of mixed lollies.¬† I don’t think I ever got to do that, but 20c worth was still pretty great.¬†

So this card is a little reminiscent of my childhood…I made it a while ago for a new baby girl, but I guess it could work for almost any happy occasion.¬†

The lollies are¬†pieces of ribbon crossed over and stuck in place with double-sided mounting tape.¬† The ribbon wrappers could also make for a cute kid’s room wall art piece, if you were up to making lots of¬†wrappers and attaching them to a canvas.

Hoping you are having a sweet and enjoyable weekend.

Love Ruth x


.relax & eat something yummy. May 11, 2010

Sometimes, all I need to do is sit down and have a little treat to get me motivated again…I’m a little too¬†food oriented, I think!¬†¬†One day I definitely don’t feel guilty about that is Mother’s Day.¬† I got to sit down & have a cooked breakfast brought to me.¬† What a lovely start to the day.¬† Then given beautiful cards with¬†hand-written names, and special presents that mean much more than the gifts themselves (although the gifts were great).

Now, if you are¬†thinking this sounds a little too perfect, so it should!¬† Reason being,¬†my very first Mother’s Day in 2006 was a little, well, surprising – no gifts, no card, no mention!¬† I was probably a little ungracious (Ha! A lot!) in my response, and ended up with a handmade card later in the day.¬† But one husband has learnt very well and continues to make up for it even now.¬† And the boys are learning well!

So, when it comes to Mother’s Day, ¬†I shall have my cake & eat it too, if you don’t mind!!¬† Hope you enjoyed it too, if you are a Mum. (o:

Ruth x

Chair card created for: ¬†Moxie Fab World’s Three Cheers for Chairs Challenge.

Eat Some Cake card created for: a friend’s 4th birthday.


.for the love of felt. March 25, 2010

Filed under: Felt Projects,Food — moltopiccolo @ 5:09 pm

Felt is my next favourite thing to work with after paper.¬† It is so easy to create from, and is very adaptable.¬† I have been playing around with some new designs as I have landed my first stockist!¬† (More info on that when it’s all finalised!)¬† So I’m very excited to be putting together a collection, not just of felt items, but all sorts of molto piccolo {very tiny: Italian} goodies!!¬†¬†

So here are the pics of a few new ones that have come about in the last few days.  Hope you like! 

Peace Birdie hairclip

Adapted from my original Hope Birdie hairclip design.  Original version is filled with stuffing!, and this one is a flat little thing. (o:

Yummy little cupcake hairclip

Yummy little Pink Swirl Cupcake hairclip

Filled with polyester goodness!

Polkadot Pinwheel hairclip

Swirly Candy hairband

Hmm, tempting!

Windmill hairband

All together, now!

 The flower/heart hairband is one that I made a while back and posted previously, see it here.

Eli just couldn't resist those lollies!!

Hope all is good for you on this lovely Thursday.

Love Ruth x


.long time no post.

Filed under: Art Work,Felt Projects,Food,Jewellery,Made It Sellers,Paper Projects — moltopiccolo @ 12:13 am

Well, 12 days have gone by since I last added to my blog.  Just want to say thanks to all of you who have been checking in on me.  Yes, we have all been a bit unwell (still have one sick little person) & we also celebrated a 4th birthday as well.  So all round, have simply not been able to sit & enjoy the luxury of a creative post.

But today, I finally get to return & enjoy a bit of craft-love.¬† I’ve been inspired by Made It sellers and have found some lovely pics that I enjoyed, so thought you might also.

Tomorrow, when the sun is hopefully out, I can take some pics of some things I’ve been working on & post them for you.

So til then, enjoy the images below!

Love Ruth x

I love my felt bits and pieces, and these are outstanding! From Ichigo Cafe

Made It seller Ichigo Cafe

That's a balloon-ride I would like to take! From Sweet William

 Made It seller Sweet William

The kind of biscuits you just want to look at! Thanks to Dessert Menu, Please

Made It seller Dessert Menu, Please

Cute pinwheels make for a sweet necklace, from A Creature Strange

Made It seller A Creature Strange

Old street map converted into a pretty garland, by 3 Girls + a Goat

Made It seller 3 Girls + a Goat

Gorgeous papers layered for the perfect gift bow. From The Paper Tie Affair

Made It seller The Paper Tie Affair