My apologies! The Day 3 video tutorial is a little late but trust me I have an awesome excuse. We had an especially crazy day today on the farm! Around 7:30am my husband wakes me to tell me Emma had her baby. He saw a calf in the field while doing the morning farm chores. Half asleep I jump up and throw some clothes on and run out and check on them and what a beautiful surprise! Emma had mostly already dried off the baby and I peeked around her back side and see that it’s a heifer calf. Jackpot! But that wasn’t the most shocking part. You can imagine my face when I look and see a calf that looks PURE Jersey like her momma. Definitely not the Black Angus baby I was expecting since she was supposed to have been bred to a friend’s Black Angus bull. After a couple calls we checked calendars and dates and it turns out she must have been bred by a previous owner’s mini-Jersey bull before the friend’s we bought her from got her because she was one full cycle early. Phew! What a morning!! So we ended up with another future milk cow. Lucky us!
Emma is doing good, baby is nursing like a champ and I’ve been giving momma some chamomile tea with molasses to help reduce edema. I’m about to be swimming in Jersey milk, y’all. We plan to share the milk with the baby calf so she’ll get all she needs and she’ll also get to be with her momma. I had to fight my kids to name her but I finally got my way and named her Claribel.
After I made sure they were all situated and fed the kids and I went to work our booth at a local craft show and were there all day with friends. My kids sold some of their handmade wares and helped friends sell mistletoe they harvested from their farm. Needless to say these cute, smart and entrepreneurial kids sold out of everything! They all went home with a chunky wad of cash. So proud of them!
We spent the rest of the evening with the cows and well, the tutorial is a little late. But here it is and it’s a good one!
Check out the FREE video tutorial below or here: https://youtu.be/pLUdV7kaQiw
Here is a list of the supplies I used in this project and my affiliate links where you can purchase them:
• Woven Fusible Interfacing: http://bit.ly/2AnhDl0
• Snap kit: Plastic snap kit: http://amzn.to/2njNQah
• My sewing machine: https://youtu.be/OQsQQ6QhzN8
Here for all 12 free video tutorials for 12 Days of Last Minute DIY Gifts:
• Day 1- Snappy Wristlet
• Day 2- Duo Zipper Pouch
• Day 3- Lip Balm Cozy (this project!)
• Day 4: Snap Up Caddy
• Day 5: Patchwork Oven Mitt
• Day 6: Patchwork Kitchen Towel
• Day 7: Rollup Cord Keeper
• Day 8: Reversible Fleece Neck Warmer
• Day 9: Quickie Pot Holders
• Day 10: Rice Hot/Cold Packs and Hand Warmers
• Day 11: Bowl Cozy
• Day 12: Reusable Fabric Bowl Covers