Molto Piccolo

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

.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


.lovely owls. February 15, 2011

It always amazes me how much I like birds and what a woos I am when it actually comes to the real thing.  Like this morning – a partly grown starling flew into our glass sliding doors in a very unforgiving manner.  Poor little thing, I didn’t hold a lot of hope for it.  It sat on our back deck huffing & puffing for quite some time, beak open.  I ummed and ahhed about whether I should head out to move it out of harm’s ways from the local cats (I had locked my cat inside as soon as I saw it).  But the thought of somehow picking it up & putting it somewhere else made me a little anxious, so I thought I’d give it a few more minutes to recover. 

After about 10 mins, it went very still and stayed that way for a while.  During this time, I thought maybe it had died with its eyes open.  I started to get a tad (disproportionately) sad, as I do when anything dies. 

But as I watched from the other side of the glass doors, it finally blinked an eye, and then moved its head to watch me as I moved from one side to the other.  Yay, good sign!

So, as part of my constant conversation with God, I asked that it could regain its strength and fly away without having to go through the ordeal of me squealing and jumping as I tried to “rescue” it, and putting it into any more shock than it already was. 

I took a quick shower and came back tentatively to an empty back deck – good for you, little birdie!  (Don’t even try to suggest that a cat came by after all!!)  I’m so very glad I didn’t have to intervene. (o:  Like I said, such a woos.

Well, I’m much more comfortable with the paper kind of birds, and these little owls graced a recent Valentine’s Day card that I made…got the idea from the delightful My Owl Barn blog, and had fun creating this one.  

If you celebrated St. Valentine’s lovey-dovey day, I hope you had a great one! 

Love Ruth x

EDITED TO ADD: Silly me, totally forgot to mention that I’m playing along with the Embellish Magazine Colour Trends Challenge with Hearts, which I adore!  The gorgeous images are by talented Tina a.k.a. Traveling Mama.


.molto piccolo on facebook. July 5, 2010

Filed under: Card Projects,Facebook Group Page,Hearts and Love,Paper Projects — moltopiccolo @ 2:00 pm

I have a simple little Facebook page for you to join up to if you would like to!  Click here to go to it.

It serves the purpose of showcasing all the things I have been selling in the last few months, as they are a bit hard to find on my blog when people have asked.  So this is {hopefully} a better way to show them to those interested.  I really need to get around to setting up a proper shop on Made It but that will have to wait for another day, and in the meantime, Facebook is a great way to get it out there!

I’ll just leave you with a happy friendship heart card that was for a special friends’ birthday recently.  Hoping you have lots of love and friendship in your life right now!

 Love, Ruth


.heart flower. April 2, 2010

Filed under: Card Projects,Hearts and Love,Paper Projects — moltopiccolo @ 9:07 pm

Saw a little heart flower in a magazine recently and thought it was too cute, so tried out one of my own.  I have a feeling it turned out nothing like the one I saw (can’t actually remember where now!) but I like it anyhow!

Here’s the rest of the card, for a 5 year old princess’ birthday…

Enjoy your Friday night!

Ruth x