Molto Piccolo

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

.new range. September 30, 2013

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I produced a new range of necklaces recently and they’ve been a hit at the markets and shop where I sell. They feature ombre beads and are imprinted on both sides…I’ve created them in green, blue, pink and red so far. This pink one, a custom order, is my favourite to date, so I thought I’d share it with you.

pink ombre beads

pink ombre beads2

Ruth 🙂

Available at The Wooden Box, Quadrant Mall, Launceston for $20, or direct by placing an order via the form below (free post in Australia):


.life. September 18, 2013

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I have a sentiment to share today…a very simple one.


If you are reading this and feel the need to roll your eyes, perhaps it’s time to press pause on everything, and force yourself to think of something that is beautiful about your life. If you honestly can’t give yourself an answer, it’s time to make some changes!

I’ve been stuck on how wonderful my sons are, and that is still true in the midst of the craziness that having young kids brings.
I adore my cat and how sweet and affectionate she is.
I really enjoy my coffee and make the most of every sip in the mornings.

What did you come up with?

Love Ruth x


.crafty month. April 27, 2013

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.crafty month.

April has been a very crafty month for me…everything from bunting cards, cheesecake (my first successful cheesecake in years!), twine-wrapped jars and a knitted scarf.
I haven’t knitted since I was a kid! I had bought some bobble yarn a few weeks ago, and needed a project for it. So this cozy scarf has now been created. It was therapeutic, and only took one evening to complete. Not sure if that’s a good thing or not, because it could become addictive, and I am certainly not looking for new crafts. But sometimes they come looking for me, and I don’t like to be rude. 🙂

Hope you are enjoying whatever crafty pursuits you have going on right now. Or maybe you just love to stalk other people’s pursuits online, like I do much of the time! Either way, hope you are being inspired and fulfilled in your creativity.

Love Ruth


.Create/Happy/Create. March 27, 2013

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My blog won’t allow me to include photos in my posts anymore so just posting a picture separately…frustrating! This is a polymer clay necklace I made recently. Polymer clay is serious fun to play with – possibilities are endless!



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I am at my happiest when I am able to create something of worth.  Yes, that includes making crafty objects of some sort, but it also includes relationships, atmosphere and other intangible things.  No doubt this is a human kind of a trait, not exclusive to crafty types.  I think we were created to be creative and no matter what your level of giftedness in this area, there is an inbuilt part of us that was never intended to just take from the environment or the people around us…we need to add or give back in some way to feel truly fulfilled. 

What is it that does that for you?  Find more time to do that. 

Love Ruth



.for the newlyweds. January 23, 2012

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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


Welcome to 2012 January 2, 2012

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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