Purl Soho’s Gathered Skirt for All Ages

I stumbled upon this skirt on Pinterest. I love the minimal design. I’d like to try to make a couple of these for myself for spring, one in black linen and one in an olive green. I would make mine a tiny bit longer.


They would look great with a simple knotted t-shirt, a cross body bag, and these fabulous Teva leather sandals. A perfect outfit to wear for a bicycle ride into town. Ching Ching


The skirt design is from Purl Soho. Their how-to video is posted below.

To read the full post on the Purl Soho website click here.

xo jam



chases-garageI went to the CHASES GARAGE Open Studios last night.  Very welcoming and inspiring.  They offer memberships in their PRINTMAKING and CERAMICS studios.  Makerspaces rule! They happen to be firing ceramics in the back yard when I arrived.  I don’t know anything about this process but it sure looks cool.



I am attracted to the work of Alyssa Grenning.  She was not in her studio and I didn’t want to take any close-up photos of her work without her permission so I just snapped this photo below.  You can see more of her work on her website. Right.


Also loving — Ashley Norman.  Her studio is like candy. Love her sense of color and balance.  Her studio was crowded so I just took a picture of her photo display in the gallery space.  She has a blog you should follow.


Allison May Kiphuth creates miniature dioramas in vintage boxes.  The image below is taken from her webpage on the Chases Garage website.


The one piece that I saw that really engaged me was something Allison created with found objects.  Allison created a mobile with the orphan hands of vintage clocks.  She tied them with string onto a vintage saw blade. Although I didn’t ask — I’m quite sure this piece is not for sale.  Too precious.

Allison-May-Kiphuthxo jam