Sheer Desperation: Art, textiles, objects and oddities made by catherine mcever

Source: Sheer Desperation: Upcycled First Responder Shirt with Maximum Pocket Power

(Julia, look at the pockets!)

Moving out here to the middle of nowhere has kind of drastically rearranged my relationship with consumer goods and my sense of what is a necessity and what is a luxury. I don’t think I’ve been to a mall in four or five years now. I bought my last pair of shoes at the feed store.

I don’t have the time (or the skill) to do a lot of sewing. I’ll certainly never attain the level of skill that Catherine demonstrates on her blog I’ve linked to here. But I can definitely appreciate both the utility and the beauty of what she does in a way I really probably couldn’t have before.

If you’re into the DIY thing and/or into living more sustainably and making maximum use of your resources, you might find some inspiration as well as some practical tips and tricks at her blog. This is artistry. Go have a look!