Bari J.

I found Bari J. on Twitter.  She’s got a cute picture with a friendly smile….I was instantly drawn to her warm vibe………..because we all know there are some pretty crazy vibes on Twitter.

Textile Designer

Clicking on Bari’s blog was like opening up a jar full of candy.  The color!  The soothing blog design……….and her energy.  She is another wonderfully talented woman who has brought her dream to life and became a fabric designer.  She is giddy over her overnight success.6a00d8347b268b53ef01156f84fd8e970c-450wi It’s the humble designers I love the most……her talent most certainly has not gone to her head.  fabric designerHer personality shines in her designs……hey, that rhymes……. Not only does she design fabric, but also blog headers, business cards and these cute little vintage labels……..the labels are free.

vintagedetailCan’t wait to print those babies off.


Below is a photo of her studio…..I need to start collecting fabric………even though I don’t sew…..I love the way it looks and I love that shabby cabinet……..I’d have to have one of those too.sewing designer Bari J.

Because she’s just that good………..she can make a bowl of scraps look good.  Isn’t the photo beautiful?  That would make a cool post card or business card……….hint hint Bari.


Because she likes playing with fabric…..she makes really cool hand bags.  Really cool.  6a00d8347b268b53ef01156e55e969970c-450wi 6a00d8347b268b53ef01156f6ba2d5970c-450wi Love them all, but this one below has my heart.6a00d8347b268b53ef010536554323970c-450wi Wait a minute……this one……..this is the one…….that would look so good draped over my shoulder.


Now if designing fabric AND graphic stuff AND sewing isn’t enough for this lady, she has taken it upon herself to add a bit of sugar to her cloths…..this was a coat from Banana Republic that she decided to jazz up a bit.  6a00d8347b268b53ef01157061cc17970b-450wiI know could you just die?

And besides making cute hand bags, quilts, designs…….she make pretty cute children too.  The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree for sure.6a00d8347b268b53ef01127962f8f128a4-450wi

See those jeans?  She….the daughter designed her little pattern and glued it on….atta a girl…….glue!  NO SEWING!

6a00d8347b268b53ef0112794681b028a4-450wi Tutorials on an apron and a pin cushion can also be found on her site too.  Now don’t stumble over each other…….there’s room for everyone.  Go pay her a visit…….no pushing.

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Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!





  1. nik says

    That crafted-up banana coat is the best…cheers me just looking at it! Thanks for the link…she’s got a supercute pink bicycle and supercute bicycle bags that I love!