Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Maddie Graduates

Miss Maddie Graduates 
from Puppy Training

Okay, I'm going to go on for a minute or two about my sweet baby, and her accomplishments!   Just when you think you'll never be able to fall in love again, yes Charlene, you do!   And we have with our sweet Maddie girl.  She's 9 months now, can  you believe it?  And here is her graduation picture from last night, at Petsmart.  She passed with flying colors, amidst the screaming children, numerous dogs, and  a list of distracting noises going on in the store!  When I say flying colors....she did tricks she has learned at the end of it all!  

What an accomplished little smart thing.  I can't believe how acrobatic these little Havanese dogs are.  Our Yorkie, Chester, did tricks, but she learned a couple in a week!  

Enough about my little graduate!!  I'm so proud!

I had my muse visit the last couple of days, with new ideas for summer inventory.
I shot a few pics for you guys to see what I'm doing this week.
Taking my rubber cords covered in silk, and wrapping them with some of the beautiful sari silks from my friend Lisa over at Mud Hound Studio.  They are so yummy, I've been collecting a few here and there, and am finally using them. 

Then I have been weaving in some tea stained vintage lace, with some vintage mop buttons, glass pearls, a bit of bling!

And these last two amazing pewter focals are from Lynn Davis at LLYYNN.  If you like vintage cast pieces in pewter, you will love Lynn's work.  

So what do you think of my new, sweet little creations?

My little graduate is laying at my feet at this moment, by the fire, from a job well done.  It takes a lot out of a girl to go to school and show off!

Hugs to you.



connie said...

rikir love the new pieces!! my fave the bow!! OMG that little maddie you must give her a hug for me, I am so proud of her hat and all!!

Lynn Stevens said...

OMG I bet Maddie ended up being valadictorian!!!
(spelling?) She looks proud as can be and she should be. Love the little cap! teeheehee.
Riki, Your jewelry pieces are gorgeous!!!! Those wrapped beads and the vintage cast pieces (esp the bow) are so beautiful. I'm going to go check those out!
Keep it up I love seeing your work and Maddie!!!
hugs Lynn

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Riki,
your little Maddie is just too cute - congrats to her and give her a hug from me! Your jewelry
is absolutely gorgeous!!Love them.
Have a wonderful day.

Lyneen said...

Maddie is a cutie... I love how they get a hold of our heart strings and tug at them... our furbabies are so precious!

slommler said...

Your girl is gorgeous and congrats to a job well done Maddie!! We are all proud of you!
And Riki...I love love love your necklaces! They are gorgeous!!
I will take them all!! Unique and elegant! Wow!

Alice said...

Congratulations Maddie on your graduation!!!!!!!!

Riki, your muse sure brought you some wonderful ideas. Those rubber chords were transformed into lovely pieces. The tea-stained vintage lace is a nice touch.

Charlene said...

Elle is jumping up & down waving her little paws doing the Havanese high five to Maddie. LOVE the cap photo! Yes the little tricksters do wiggle their ways into your heart! Maddie has really lightened up in color. Or is that just the lighting? She looks very light in that photo & the last one I saw of her I thought her to be lighter too. Elle's head is starting to have more silver but, her back is staying black. It is bath day today when it warms up. She's been outside playing a lot in this beautiful weather.

LOVE you new sari wrapped chokers. I need to go to Mud Hound. I have heard Diane talk about that site too. HUGS to you & Maddie. I can't believe I get to see you soon!!!!!

Esther said...
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Esther said...

Hi Riki!! LOL!! congrats to Maddie!! your new sweets are delicious!! love Lynn Davis's pewter pieces, specialy the little knots!you did it so cute!!

diane cook said...

Maddie...is such a little furry darling! I know she brings you GREAT joy =)
The new goodies are so cool. Gotta love the bling, and of course, the fiber goodies from Lisa!

Rochelle said...

Riki I just love love love these new pieces of yours. They are so sweet looking! And congratulations to Maddie - such a doll!
xo Rochelle

farmlady said...

You and Maddie look so proud. What a smart little girl you have there.
The jewelry is absolutely beautiful. Those pewter pieces of Lynn Davis's are really lovely. You have incorporated then into your necklaces so well. Perfect jewels for your wonderful art.

Lisa said...

Riki...what an adorable little graduate Maddie is.. and you, such the proud mama!

Your pieces are yummy and so full of girly charm...love the wrapped embellishments...stunning and wildly creative! thanks for the very kind mention...

Hope you are cracking open a bottle of bubbly to celebrate all that's good here!

Andrea said...

Congratulations, Miss Maddie!!

Liz Revit said...

Riki, your little Maddie is so adorable. Congratulations to her.

Love the jewelry too!

Suz said...

I think Maddie is magnificent and I think the new jewelry is magnificent. Your muse is alive and working hard.I love the combination of soft and hard, classic and rustic and soft and rough. A whole lotta texture goin' on and the colors are soft and soothing. Really nice job, Riki!
Big hugs,

Anonymous said...

Maddie is the cutest graduate ever! And you can tell her beautiful momma is proud :)

Lovely, gorgeous, scrumptious pieces, Riki! Love them all.

Now go and have some dirt kickin' fun in Roundtop! Can't wait to hear about it and see the photos. And thanks for picking up some Magnolia Pearl pieces for us (wink wink)!!


Lori~Studio Waterstone said...

Oh goodness gracious - your jewelry is to die for! Heading to your shop - but not before adding a congrats to your recent graduate. Adorable!

Janet said...

This is so very lovely!!
I can imagine you in a lovely frock and wearing this...really lovely!!

vintagesusie & wings said...

Hi Riki Girl...
I think YUMMMMMMY!!!! Love your necklace & LOVE the pewter fical, just stunning. You come up with the coolest jewelry designs, your muse is FLYIN!!!
Guess What??
We'll be in Texas together SUPER SOON!!!! Yeeeee Hawwwwww, I can't wait! Wear your beautiful necklace so I can seeit in PERSON...on your PERSON! ;)

Anonymous said...

Oh Riki, that latest piece is AWESOME! May I purchase it "off your neck" again like I did last year at Adorn Me? Hahahaha. And your sweet BABY...............oh so cute. I missed seeing you at Adorn Me, hope you make it next year?

Anonymous said...

oh, your new pieces are just gorgeous! love them all.

In the Light of the Moon said...

Omgosh I laughed out loud when I saw the first photo..my daughter in the other room,had to come in and inquire and she thinks Maddie is just to sweet for words!!!Way to go Maddie!!

Now on to these gorgeous creations!!!My what beauties!!So many knock out elements!!Love them all!!
You would be so proud of me Riki..I am trying this "solder" thing and having fun fun fun!!
Big Hugs,Cat

Nancy Maxwell James said...

I love your gorgeous jewelry pieces and blog! I am off to check out your Etsy and add you! Beautiful creations!

Eva Maria Keiser said...

Wonderful imaginative works!

Jen Crossley said...

Stunning creations as always Riki

Jen Crossley said...

Congratualtions dear Maddie well done
Luv Auntie Jen

Stephani Gorman said...

Beautiful Riki! Your so creative!!! Hugs Stephani