~Something To Crow About~

Golly Molly, It is getting harder and harder to find time to blog lately! For the life of me...I can't believe that I am averaging 1 post per week....the bad and ugly about that is.....one of my New Years resolutions WAS to be a better blogger...hee hee! Not the first time to break a resolution and won't be the last!


Yep, I do have something to crow about~ First up~ I wasn't happy with the center piece I had on the kitchen table~ I needed to come up with something that would work for me until Spring arrives. What to do? Shop my house! I had this bird cage sitting on top of the kitchen cabinets.....I had bought it back in the Summer at a yard sale....I grabbed it off the top of the cabinets (I don't want to talk about the dust up there, so don't ask :) I thought about filling it full of fruit...then I remembered that Pig arrangement I had seen at Southern Market...and fell in love with it! You can see that post here, it will be the last picture in the post. I didn't have a pig, nor did I have a enough green moss to line a bowl....so I came up with my own version~ Most all these pictures are clickable!



I lined the bird cage with the green moss and placed a rooster inside the cage~


~I added the ribbon and cherries around his neck.....just like the pig! Oh, and the cherries is actually a pin that came with a dress I bought several years ago....glad I kept that pin!

I went back to that post and pulled this picture.....this is where the idea came from. Looooove that pig!

Set the bird cage on top of a cake plate to give it more heigth....and I laid a little more moss on top of the plate. I am so happy with the way it turned out and I didn't have to spend any extra $$$ in this decoration, for the table. Even Better~


Something else to crow about~ Y'all remember this piece of fabric I bought a couple weeks ago....I said I was going to make a valance for the kitchen window....well, I did...I think...lol :)

Nothing fancy smancy here...just Fancy Nancy....hee hee! I laid this fabric out on the counter and put this together.

Nothing here but just knowing how to fold and mold the material.....Oh, did I mention this was No~Sew! Fold and tuck and little prayer before I begin!



Clip on the rings~

Ta~Da! But something was still missing~

Better!!!! Told you, I had something to crow about~ The apple tassel I had hanging there just didn't do the trick with this new mistreatment (that's a Nester term) so I plugged in the 20 year old glue gun and threw together a new rooster for moi! I love him! Yes, I said 20 year old glue gun....y'all remember country blue don't you.....that's the color of my glue gun....lol:) I think it's bout time to by a nice new GG in a pretty new color! It started giving me some trouble last night...but I guess I can't complain can I! I bet I won't get 20 years service out of a new one!

I love the strips of fabric ,that matches the valance....My favorite! For now~

I'm not finished making No~Sew projects with this fabric......but I had to 'crow' about what I had done so far. More to come from the Fancy Nancy No~Sew projects ;)


Thanks for stopping by today!!!!!!!!! Blessings to you all!!!! Fancy Nancy

48 comments

Stacey said...

Nancy, I love what you have done!

Don't you just love that moss? It makes things look so pretty and soft.

Your mistreatment is to die for. Especially topped off with that tassel. Now could your arm be twisted for another of those tassels?

Raggedy Girl said...

I love what you did and with no cost is really amazing. The little bird cage is so cute. I think I have one stuck away somewhere... hmm!
Happy Tuesday from
Roberta Anne

Darlene said...

First, I LOVE your rooster in the birdcage...it is tooooo CUTE!!

Second, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the valance and the tassel. That looks wonderful...GREAT JOB with it!

Have a great Tuesday Nancy!

Debbie said...

You did a great job on the no sew valance. It looks perfect on that window...and I LOVE the rooster tassel. Roosters are my fave. The centerpiece just goes along with it. Excellent. Debbie

Sue said...

Loving what you are doing. I know what you mean about not having time to blog, I've been a very bad blog friend lately. Hope all is well with you and yours.
Hugs,
Sue

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty - you did good! I especially like the birdcage. Know what you mean about the glue gun - mine is over 20 yrs. old.:-)
Glenda

linda said...

Everything looks BEAUTIFUL...and I especially like the no-sew part!

Don't you just love decorating and tweaking your home!?! It brings me such pleasure too!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Love the tassel & I love the centerpice...how clever!

Susan S. said...

What a cleaver window treatment....just my style. Also love what you did with the Rooster and fixing up his cage....super cute!

Anonymous said...

Hi Nancy! I was wondering where you were!lol Love everything! No watering necessary for that pretty centerpiece! I think that is the same toile I have in my guestroom (yet to be shown!lol) I just love it and no sew!!! the tassel with the strips tying it all together is brilliant! Very nice; looking forward to what you do with the rest of the material - Have Fun, Jeannette

Kristens Creations said...

Love everything you did! The rooster in the cage is adorable! Oh....and the rooster tassel...just perfect! Kristen

~♥~ Monica S said...

many a good idea put to life here!! :-) You did good NANCY!! :-) I would probably have had so much trouble making that curtain stay in it's place without sewing it... You must be very patient!

Monica

Risa said...

That sure is cute!!

Tracey said...

Hi Nancy,
I want to thank you for keeping my Uncle Francis in your prayers...I do appreciate it so much.
He is doing about the same.
Boy, you have been a busy girl, LOVE everthing!
Tracey

Dawnie said...

Your pretty creative and a woman after my own heart..doing things easy, quick and and as less as possible.

I love that valance. I've never thought of putting something big on my table, but i might have to try that.

ceekay said...

Your valance is lovely...in fact, your home is gorgeous. I love your mosaic header.

Bo said...

Hello Fancy-Nancy...heehee..Yes, you do have something to crow about...that rooster tassel is outstanding!! I love coming by your blog & peeking into your beautiful home! ;-) Bo

Tammy said...

Hi Nancy, I love your new tassel and the valance. The fabric is one of my favorites, also. I love how you used som eof the fabric in the tassel to tie them together. Looks great!
I also love the birdcage. Birds are one of my favorite things in the whole world.
Hope you have a lovely evening.
Tammy

Sarawr! said...

what a pretty rooster! i love it! reminds me of something my mom would do! heehee....rooster in a birdcage!

Sarawr! said...

i have better music than Van Halen on there thank you! Ha Ha. I also listen to tons of classical and japanese music! Stuff like Beethoven, Bach, Mozart and Debussy. And the phantom of the opera soundtrack no less.....
:)

Shelia said...

Oh, Nancy, I'm crowing with you! First of all the rooster all caged up looks adorable. Love how you used your little piggy photo to do this. Now your mistreatment is wonderful! I do love that fabric! But I adore your new tassel! You're just so good. Is there anything you can't do?

Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Rose Haven said...

I love the no-sew treatment...very pretty!!!

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Nancy ,
You are one talented lady,If you haven't already it Is time for you to write that decorating book!!!!.I am so jealous...but in a good way, I know that God gives each of us special talents and you are super talented!!!
Blessings,
Sue

Lady Katherine said...

I love the roosters! The fabric for the valance is lovely! As is the wonderful no sew valance you made! Just love it!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Nancy, I'm not blogging, or visiting blogs as much as I would like to too. I just get too busy and caught up in household/family obligations (which will always come first for me). That's just the way it rolls I guess.

I love you new table centerpiece. Nice job.

And GREAT job on your new no sew window treatment. Very, very nice. I love toile.

Blessings,

Sher

mishebe said...

You are very handy Fancy Nancy! mishelle

Jessica said...

You are Fancy Nancy~ I just love your new centerpiece and your window treatment is devine!

Big hugs~ J

A Hint of Home said...

I love toile so I love the valance. How easy was that and it looks so good.
Thanks for the tip on the moss. I've been thinking of what to use for Easter things. I'll try that.
Everything looks great at your house. Have a good week.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I just love that centerpiece! Goodness with my working now my house has been so unloved. I feel horribly guilty. And how precious is that valance!? And that Tassel! I don't have any and the more I see them, the more I love them.
Such beautiful ideas!!
Thanks for popping by my blog - I have been so bloggy neglectful this year, it's sad.

An Accomplished Woman said...

Nancy, What a great centerpiece. I love the moss. The nester would be so proud of your curtains. They look marvelous.

Hey are you going to Nashville, next weekend?

Wendy said...

Hello Nancy,
Thank you for your warm and gracious welcomce to blogland. I love your blog, especially your recent post about the curtains. We have lived here almost 8 years and I am just now working up the nerve to attempt to make some nice curtains. I love all your decorating tips and ideas..I am so challenged in this area (my mother and my sister got all the decorating talent).
Sincerely, Wendy

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Nancy!

wow !! everything looks fabulous! LOVE those curtains too! great job!

Miss Janice said...

Miss Nancy, I love both of these projects...Love that rooster in the birdcage and love that beautiful toile fabric you used for the window valence. Everything is sooooo pretty!

rebel said...

I love that material you used for the window. You are one talented lady!

nikkicrumpet said...

You are just so darn creative and smart. Love the caged rooster...LOVE the mistreatment...and that new tassel...well it's nothing short of PERFECTION!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Everything is lovely, especially the tassel! :) ~Rhonda

Karen said...

I love all your Roosters! The tassel is perfect and the fabric for the valance is so pretty and it was a no sew project...my kind of crafting!
Great Job!

Becky said...

So many cute things. Thanks for the no-sew project.....I'll have to try this valance.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh I love your chicken in the cage ! So cute !

Angie said...

Love the rooster in the birdcage centerpiece! Exactly the kind of look I like! You did a great job the that mistreatment. Beautiful fabric!

The Muse said...

crow away...after this, you deserve to sing loudly and proudly!!!

Colleen said...

It is always fun to come up with new, creative ideas with things you already have. My kitchen is filled with roosters so of course I love your new centerpiece. Also love your tassel and new valance.

Thanks for sharing!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Nancy, You have some beautiful ideas here! :)

Your new little rooster is very similiar to the one you made me! I love him!
I'm glad you kept one for yourself. I have mine hanging on the pantry door. I'm going to take pictures and do a post for my ETSY blogger friends. I have ordered alot of items from Kristen, Darlene and now tassels from you.
I'm working on it for next week.

I really can't post more than once or maybe twice a week at the most. I just get to wrapped up in it and can't leave the computer. My hubby thinks I'm pretty addicted. LOL! Hey, it's fun right?

~Melissa :)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I see why you have not blogged in a while.... you have been busy! Love all the nesting you have been doing... I so love toile! I see you do too~

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

I don't like to sew at all and this was fantastic. I love how the valance turn out. Great Job! Would love to see more No-Sew projects.. Thanks for sharing.

The Hamilton's said...

I left you an award on my blog! I love reading yours and really enjoy seeing all you've done in your home, which is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your 'award'!!

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

You are so talented. I always enjoy seeing what you are up too!

Thanks for stopping by to see me too!

Donna

tardevil said...

Great job! I quit sewing class (to move), so I think I might can handle "no sew". Love the tassle, but the bird cage is an awesome find. I just did something similar, but haven't crowed about mine yet....gives me an idea! ;O)