Molto Piccolo

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

.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…