Being Inspired by Blog Friends

September 30, 2016

Hello blog friends.  I hope you've all enjoyed the week so far.  I am, but I've had such a busy week, so please forgive me if I haven't been able to visit your blogs.

I did a blog post on a crocheted fall leaf that I made HERE, about two weeks ago.  Below is what my crocheted leaf looks like.

crocheted leaf made by Julie at Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Well, I was so happy when my blog friend Diane from Lavender Dreams made one too.  It makes me so happy when I can inspire someone to crochet or knit a project that I make.

Look at Diane's pretty leaf and she made hers using brown colored yarn.

Thanks Diane for sharing with me the lovely crocheted fall leaf you made.  It will be just perfect for fall decorating.  You have inspired me to make one in brown yarn too.

Please visit Diane's blog where she writes and shares about her fun life in Florida.

If you would like to make this crochet leaf the pattern can be found HERE.

I also want to thank Jenna from The Painted Apron who recently had a Giveaway.  I was picked as the winner of a hand painted Pumpkin Runner she made.

I was so shocked and surprised when she announced that I was the WINNER!

Thanks so much Jenna for being so thoughtful and generous.  I can't wait to use the pretty hand painted pumpkin runner you made, and it will look perfect for my fall decorating.

Please visit The Painted Apron where Jenna shares about entertaining and her wonderful recipes.  Jenna is also a very talented artist where she shares all of her beautiful paintings and crafts.  Thanks Jenna you have inspired me to paint a pumpkin!

Thank you blog friends, it makes me so happy to know that I can inspire someone to crochet a project of mine, or to make one of my easy to make recipes. 
Let's keep on inspiring each other, because blog friends are the best! 

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend, and please stop by here on Sunday to find out where I will be guest blogging.

Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!

Thanks everyone and enjoy!



  1. Those leaves are darling Julie. You are so talented.

  2. I absolutely love these leaves, Julie!
    Have a great day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  3. I can see why Diane would some leaves as they are darling! You are always a sweet inspiration, dear Julie.

    And congratulations on winning the giveaway! Enjoy :) Hugs to you!

  4. Fall is here..and such a beautiful work indeed, July

  5. How sweet of you to mention me today and show my crochet leaf! I can only do the easiest if I can do it, anyone can. I think it would look pretty to have one in every Autumn color. (so I better get busy!) Thanks for being such a good blog friend for all these years! You always inspire me! And congrats on winning the giveaway! Hugs, Diane

  6. Isn't it so much fun when somebody makes something from you blog and shares it back with you? Have a lovely weekend, Julie!

  7. You are such a sweetheart Julie! I'm so glad you won the runner too :).

    Now get your butt over to my blog and check out my Acadia pics! lol YOU HAVE TO GO THERE!

  8. I want to make some of those leaves for a garland on my mantle, Julie! Thanks for the inspiration! Diane's turned out so pretty, too. Congratulations on winning Jenna's giveaway table runner! Happy weekend to you!

  9. I can't wait to see your painted pumpkin Julie! You have inpsired me to get my crocheting out to finish the afghan I want to curl up in this winter :)


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