Molto Piccolo

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

.pop-up shop. June 3, 2013

Filed under: Jewellery,Launceston,Pop-up shop — moltopiccolo @ 6:25 pm

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Just recently, a friend asked me to participate in her pop-up shop coming up soon at her home.  I am rather excited to be part of it, given my apparent lack of confidence to take on markets.  So I’m turning into a proverbial busy little beaver, making bits and pieces for this event.  Here’s a glimpse of my wares, and of course, anyone local is welcome to come along! Click on the image above for a larger view, or the details are below:

Winter Warming Pop-up Shop
Friday 14th June
31 Cormiston Road, Riverside, Tasmania
11am-4pm

Love Ruth

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.so many ideas, so little time. July 22, 2011

I wish I didn’t need sleep.  Then I could complete all the things I need to do as well as enjoy endless creative time.  But as it turns out, I am one of those people that needs an optimum amount of 9 hours sleep a night.  So annoying.  That doesn’t work so well when you are a night owl and get woken up in the mornings by small people being very loud!!  But as much as I’d love to be a 7-hours-of-sleep-morning-person, I would not change the small, loud people part ever! 

So in the interest of not dropping off the blogosphere, I am posting these random creative projects tonight before heading off to bed.

(I like the fighting robots in the background!)

 

I didn’t make the dress, just the flower on it.

Lollypop birthday card… 

…with felt lollypop fridge magnet attached.
Hope you enjoyed these projects, and hope you have a fabulous weekend ahead of you!
Ruth x
 

.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

 

.book-love. May 13, 2011

I adore books.  When I was a girl, my best friend and I were happiest when we were hanging out at each other’s houses reading.  My Dad had an every-growing collection of classics and modern literature which I still love to look through when visiting Mum.  Many of his favourites are still on the bookshelf in the lounge room because they simply became part of the decor.  I admit to buying books which I may never get around to reading but still love – and always hope that one day, I’ll get to read them all.  I struggle to write inscriptions in books  because it feels like defacing them, although I have forced myself a few times!  I have books that I read over and over – mainly the Bible, and also the Narnia Chronicles, I Am The Cheese, The Secret GardenThe Little Prince and The Shack.  I am partial to vintage books, and although I love the idea of using them in craft projects, I can never bring myself to actually cut them up or re-purpose them. 

I know you don’t have to buy an actual book any more to read amazing stories.  You can carry them all on your iPad or your Kindle and travel the world with thousands of books at your fingertips.  But there is still something very reassuring about picking up a great book, turning its pages and reading a fantastic story.       

I like these book-inspired items on Made It and thought you might too.  (Even if I couldn’t bring myself to drawing on them or punching shapes out of them, I still really like these items!)

Cute book and glasses pendant from You are Beautiful

Wall art

Simple wall art by Paper Tree Design

Cute deer bookends by Ruby Pickles Handmade

Bringing fairytales to life by Ink Art

Very cool bookmarks by Me 2

Sweet journal by Red Punch Buggy

Lovely cloth book by Baby Dimple

Useful book bag from Finding Acorns

Simple heart garland from missIsa

 

.sending smiles. February 9, 2011

Sometimes errors can’t be fixed, but other times, they just become a new creative challenge…this card started well, then got a little messy, then was salvaged & has turned into one of my favourites!

The top left corner was originally blank.  I decided the blank bit was too large in comparison to the placement and shape of the beautiful blossom stamp (from the lovely ‘Easter Blossoms’ Stampin’ Up set).  So I stamped some of the blossom off the top left hand corner of the page…however, it turns out the rubber image on the bottom of the stamp and the image sticker on the top were not lined up, so everytime I stamped, it was completely in the wrong place.  So frustrating when you know exactly what you are trying to achieve.

So, after putting it down for an hour, I decided to so some more tearing & cover the whole mess up with the blossomed paper (Christina Re paper designs).  (Thanks to my friend Bec for the indirect inspiration – she made a fantastic bloke’s Valentine’s Day card recently with torn paper at the top & bottom of the card with the sentiment in the centre, & it helped me salvage this one).

Next, to felt…

This little bluebird brooch was a gift for a friend recently to cheer her up, and I’ve decided to offer more like him in my Made It Online Shop.

Best return to the jobs that won’t seem to go away, no matter how many times I check my blog…(o:

Love Ruth x 

P.S. So sorry for horrid blurry photos…my camera has decided it prefers blurry focus over anything else, and I can’t be entirely sure, but I’m thinking it could have something to do with a certain 2 year old’s fingerprints that I tried to clean off the lens the other day.  Hmmm…

 

.long time no post. March 25, 2010

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

 

.beautiful turquoise. March 2, 2010

Filed under: Card Projects,Colour Challenges,Food,Jewellery — moltopiccolo @ 9:41 pm

Wow, have just sighted the most amazing turquoise biscuits I’ve ever seen! 

Turquoise Bickies!

Actually, I should probably add that I’ve never seen turquoise biscuits before at all, ever!  So these are a feast for the eyes.  I love the colour turquoise.  In fact, I love most blues, but turquoise and aqua are my favourites. 

Perhaps these biscuits are melting moments (my favourite biscuit of all time) but whatever the flavour, they are so beautiful to look at that I don’t think I could ever eat them!  So it’s very apt that they are from a site called Pretty Foods and Pretty Drink, whose sub-title is “too pretty to eat, too lovely to drink” – I see why!  

My friend and her daughter recently came to visit and we made some earrings together.  I showed her daughter some very easy jewellery making techniques, and she was incredibly fast at picking it up.  She has sent some photos of the pair she made at my place, and some extras that she made at home soon after.  They fit beautifully here because they are, yes, (mostly) turquoise!

Well done, Rachael, they are all beautiful!

So now for some fitting craft projects to include here.  Hope you like these cards that I made recently since being inspired by the colour of the cookies!

The images on the following two cards are just sketches that I did, copies of images from the Stampin’ Up! For Everything set.

For some serious turquoise beauty, visit House of Turquoise, an absolutely gorgeous spot for all you blue lovers out there, like me!  (Well, for anyone really!)

Love Ruth x