Thursday, October 7, 2010


This blog is dedicated to photography. I created it so that I could have an outlet and a place to display the gagillions of images I take. BUT, I like other stuff too. I like to make things, especially during this time of the year. And since I don't want to make a whole other blog for that, I'm just going to post those projects here. Besides, I'm taking photos of these projects. So that counts, right?

Have I mentioned how much I love Halloween? As far as I'm concerned, it's the most wonderful time of the year. There is something magical in the air - like a constant feeling of anticipation. My parents are directly responsible for my fascination with this holiday. When I was a child, my mom always made Halloween feel special with homemade costumes and crafts and my dad would make our annual visits to haunted houses a big event. I think it was from their enthusiasm that my current (minor) obsession sprung forth.

So, I'm big into decorating for this holiday. Every year I add more and more to my massive collection of Halloween decor. Very often, I see something I like and think I can make that!

I saw this really cool Poe crow (hee hee! It sounds funnier than Poe raven) in a magazine and wanted to recreate it.

All you need is a birdcage (I found this one at Goodwill), a crow (good raven substitute), a twig (backyards are good for that), some moss (optional), and a little Nevermore! note that you can glue to the beak. I wanted to give credit to the creator that inspired this piece and in looking them up online I found that not only do they have an awesome store, but a cool blog as well. Check out Curious Sofa here.


  1. You make me smile so big! I love this so much!!! Very nicely done Ms. Glass ;)

  2. Love it! I like it better than the original! Can't wait to see it up close!

  3. This is great! I might copy it because I happen to have an empty birdcage. :-) Sandra

  4. This is too cute! I love the 'nevermore' addition! I may have to make a minor change to the one on MY mantle.

  5. I just made one of these last night...minus the "nevermore". Love it!


  6. This is so wonderful. I just picked up some Poe crows at the $1 store.

  7. I like yours way better than the one in the magazine! I already made my own birdcage that houses two crows, I may just have to give one of them a 'Nevermore' sign!

    - Megan