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Lone Star Showcase #9

Well it finally happened, the first cold front of the season and boy doesn't it feel good. I was actually chilly sitting at my son's football game last night.
We made our first batch of Chili, turned off the air conditioner and opened the windows. (bliss)

Being that I'm smack dab in the middle of a 31 day challenge for my other blog which represents my small business, this month is becoming a blur of activity.   We are ten days away from November!  Wow!  Are you ready for the holiday season?  or are you like me and have just finally realized that the tree will be up in about 4 weeks.  Yikes!

Last week's Lone Star Showcase participants brought out their best and I have to say, I was impressed, moved and awed by the creativity we have in Texas.

One of my faves from last week was the Paper Roses Kissing Ball by Texas Eagle Gallery.  I didn't know paper could look so good.

I'm hooked on this Shabby Vintage Skeleton Key Plaque by Jordan James.  I love anything vintage but it only gets better when you pair it with distressed paint and create a functional design out of it. 

 Last is the vibrant red of these teardrop earrings by Lazy Owl Boutique.  I love the simplicity of them and I think these would go great with my Texas Ranger spirit wear :) 

Now it's that time us what you've been up to this week. 

Remember you can link up your blog posts if you are spotlighting a new design, diy or tutorial.  Don't be shy. Please share!

Have a great weekend!


~Guidelines for the Lone Star Showcase~

1.) Follow this blog.

2.)Your link needs to be from your shop and the listings have to be handmade. If you're linking from a blog, post the permalink (the link to the post), not the link to your blog.  If you're linking from a shop, copy and paste the URL from your shop or a specific listing page

3.) Handmade (handcrafted) items created by Texas artists and crafters only. Individual items for sale in your shop or on your website/blog may be linked up. This is encouraged. Linkups or comments, advertising your giveaway or promoting your own link party etc. will be removed. Craft tutorials...yes please add!

4.) Please link back this party with a (button or text) if you have the means to, if not, please promote on Facebook, Twitter or within your teams/groups. If you have a blog or a website where you place Showcase button with link, please do so. Better yet, write up a quick blog post about this link party so others can know about it. Buttons can be found under the menu tab BUTTONS. For your convenience a button code has been provided in the current post.

5.) By linking up to this link party, you're all warm and fuzzy with being highlighted on Handmade In Texas Facebook fan page, added to any future linkups and for possible future artist features on Handmade In Texas without additional permission required.

This party will close Sunday at midnight CST. 

Well what are ya wait'n on? Get after it!


  1. Thanks again for all your hard work promoting Texans! :)

  2. Another great treasury of Texas talent! Thanks!

  3. hi Cindi, such wonderful project highlights, they are absolutely fabulous! Hope you have a great weekend ahead :)

  4. I'm late getting my link in. Couldn't get it to work last night. Don't know if I have been successful this morning. Again, thank you for this way you have given us to get notices. Donna


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