Creative Cap: Cheering Myself Up

Today I’m not writing about the Bernat Blanket Stitch Along because I’m not done with this week’s part of the pattern. This week was way too emotional for me and I took a step away from the crochet hook because, in my current state, it started to feel like a chore and I have been having too much fun with the making of this blanket to let it feel like a burden. So, I put my creativity into relaxation by trying to find ways to cheer myself up. 

I spent some time in the kitchen trying out recipes. Making small batch recipes is a passion of mine because Josh and I are only two people. He doesn’t like to over indulge so I usually end up eating way more than my share just so we don’t waste anything and it drives me mad. So, when I was craving strawberry cake, I set out to try and make a small batch of fresh strawberry cupcakes using some strawberries in the fridge that I had to use. I made homemade berry jam to flavor the batter. 

The color of the batter looked more like a deep velvety pink than the bright pink artificial color (Gosh, I love that stuff!) you get at the grocery store and the flavor was a mild sweet strawberry flavor. It was moist and oh so good. And there was something so therapeutic about baking in Autumn. The kitchen was cozy warm from the oven. I wore my green and white apron Josh got me when he traveled to Italy and the berries smelled so sweet as they cooked down on the stove top. It was pure joy!

I also went out to the garden and clipped the last of my Gerbera Daisies because the weather is getting cold. I made a bright little bouquet of them to put in my craft room to cheer me up while I worked on some designs. I lit my lemon tea candle and took deep breaths as I sat in front of the computer screen. The pop of pink and cream added some much needed prettiness to my desk. 

I hope that I’m in better spirits next week but it was nice to be creative with simple pick-me-ups. 

5 thoughts on “Creative Cap: Cheering Myself Up

  1. Big hugs! It’s a good thing that you find yourself a way to cheer yourself up with other creative things. Have you thought about writing one sentence a day? Each day you can write something down about your day and what I always did was writing every day something positive. It can be small, but it’s something that made me always feel better in the end. 🙂

    xxx

  2. Sorry to hear this week’s been rough for you emotionally. I think it’s understandable you focused on something else instead of the stitching project. It does sound like that unexpected change of project helped you out! I agree with you that autumn/winter + baking make for a great combination 🙂 And what you made sounds so good. I wished I were your neighbour 🙂 I’d totally come and help you eat whatever treats you make!

    Hope this week will be better for you! *hugs*

  3. I’m sorry to hear that the week was emotional. I hope things will be better as time goes by :). It’s good to find other things to cheer yourself up. Sounds like you had some fun in the kitchen with those delicious-sounding recipes! Baking during the cold weather is always better; you get the warmth from the oven ;). Your daisies are beautiful! When I get my own place, I want to grow some nice flowers in the garden :).

  4. *squishhug* I hope you are feeling a lot better soon and do have a much better week. I’m glad that you enjoyed the baking and it sounds delicious. 😀 The flowers are beautiful.

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