Somewhere, it all stopped making sense
Somewhere, it all stopped making sense

Bear with me, this actually is Christmas-related. For one, she’s trapped in a glass dome, which is something of a gift in and of itself. That means the incessant jingling from the bells sewn permanently to her hands is at least somewhat muted, and as we all know, the only thing more annoying than a […]

Slowly settling
Slowly settling

It’s like three days after Thanksgiving, and I’m just now starting to feel like I haven’t eaten an entire pumpkin. For the last three days, this bottle and me, we were on the same page. In a “form follows function” sort of thing, if you’d put absinthe in an elegant bottle crafted to resemble a […]

Happy (mutant) Turkey Day!
Happy (mutant) Turkey Day!

Whatever your holiday plans are, the four-legged turkey does not approve. And he is an angry god. In a way, this is appealingly minimalist. Just the turkey elements are preserved–horrible red wattle, seasonally colorful plumage (and I LOVE the purple, this must be one of those beautiful tropical turkeys I’ve heard so much about), wings. […]

Well, at least I didn’t *buy* my costume…
Well, at least I didn’t *buy* my  costume…

This year, I’ve decided the easiest thing to dress up as for Halloween is a Papier–mâché art project. It’s a little conceptual. If someone asks what I am, I’ll say “it’s a work in progress.” And they’ll say “….and?” Then I’ll nod smugly. That’s the plan, anyway. Mostly I’ll just hope it doesn’t rain and my mask […]

Artworks by Kathy
Artworks by Kathy

In the interest of preserving Kathy’s identity and not subjecting her to an event of 867-5309 proportions, I’ve deleted the picture of Kathy’s logo and phone number–I wouldn’t want to subject Kathy to the full brunt of Thrifthorror’s readership, that’s like three or four calls. She says that “Artworks by Kathy” is in McAllen, Texas, […]

Things for your desk
Things for your desk

It should be stated that we here at ThriftHorror do not condone your desk, nor do the opinions stated by your desk reflect those of ThriftHorror’s management. Although, frankly, we’re not sure what kind of reputation we’re trying to protect. Happy filler Friday, regardless. Remember, it takes two people to put something on the shelf. […]

Inexplicable mutant butterfly in despair
Inexplicable mutant butterfly in despair

“Her antennae unfurled in passion as Danaus plexippus gasped, her red lips pouting, ‘Take me, you big lepidopterologist. I only uncurl my proboscis for you.” Once in a while Craft goes some place unexpected. Like dressing a butterfly up like the third act in a Friday show at the Tropicana Las Vegas. I can honestly say […]

My family, my stump
My family, my stump

This one’s a bit like those weathervanes that spell “NEWS” or maybe “SWEN” or whatever depending on which way the wind blows, except of course that none of this turns to face the wind and gauge its direction, because that would be way too useful. The only possible use for this peg is capturing a […]

A taste of summer
A taste of summer

Or at least a Friday morning trip to the beach, a chance to escape to the salty breeze, hot sand between your toes, the smell of tide and cocoa butter, sounds of wind, seagulls, and splashing swimmers. Not feeling it? Me neither. Because really, the summer’s not the summer and a beach isn’t a beach […]

Last minute gifts
Last minute gifts

Clearly, a lot of work went into this. Not necessarily a lot of thought, but a lot of work. …and it doesn’t even keep the right time. Do you know when I took this? Two-thirty. Two-thirty! Seriously, at least the Savers staff could, I don’t know, wind it every day or so, at least make […]