Hello! My name is Jodie and I am the artist behind Creative Bowerbird. I am a mum of two living on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Australia.
About 10 years ago I left my corporate life in search of something a little more artistic....a little more me! I started my first handmade business making children's clothing, vintage style softies, dolls and accessories. I successfully ran that business for 7 years however as my children grew older my passion and motivation for making baby products faded and thats when Creative Bowerbird was born.
Creative Bowerbird started as a DIY blog, one day while searching in an op shop for some treasures to make over and blog about I found my first weaving loom. Thats when my addiction to fibre art began! I started teaching weaving and macrame workshops early 2016 thinking nobody would turn up, boy was I wrong! The macrame craze had hit and everybody wanted to learn. I have now taught countless workshops around South East Queensland to somewhere between 400-500 people. As well as workshops, I sell my original macrame pieces at local artisan markets (see below) and by commission. I also ship world wide!
You can find me and my work at the Peregian Beach Markets on the first and third Sundays of each month and the Mooloolaba Collective Markets on the fourth Sunday of each month.
Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook @creativebowerbird