You will ask – everyone always does – so here goes…
Hatched a different kind of chick, Jodie Davis’s inner muse tested this world this way and that, but she didn’t quite fit in anywhere — until a boyfriend’s intended insult became a gift of clarity. For him, “You live in a rubber duckie world,” was a put down: for Jodie it was the crystalizing moment.
She booted the boyfriend and set about letting her rubber duckie muse call the shots, to create her own world, her “It’s Rubber Duckie World!”
Thirty-five books later – her best seller, Rubber Duckie, sold 230,000 copies — Jodie has become a top TV host in the crafting world shepherding an online network for quilters, QNNTV.com, which was birthed in the early days of online TV. Her journey has brought her to demonstrating products on HSN, guest co-hosting the most-seen crafts show on PBS, and producing and hosting long-running monthly series including Quilt Out Loud!, an off-the-wall lifestyle quilting show she created with Mark Lipinski. But now it’s time for Duckies…
Jodie Davis’s Demo Reel
Jodie is represented by Jay Brackin of Real People.
Dixie Duckies: Give the Gift of a Smile
It all started with a Quilting Rubber Duckie Jodie Davis designed, had made by Celebriducks, and imported into the United States from China.
Yes, during her many years in the quilting world the rubber duckies have waited patiently along the sidelines, popping their dear wings out every so often to wave a “Don’t forget us!” Jodie’s way. Pushing all else aside, Jodie is now following the insult-turned-enlightened-advice from that boyfriend long ago and turning full time to her mission of spreading the sunshiny smiles of rubber duckies. As she has discovered, the spark of light that rubber duckies instill in humans knows no age, sex, cultural of any other limits. Their appeal is universal. Dixie Duckies pairs the first rubber duckie made in the USA in decades with greetings to celebrate those we love and care about. As Jodie has discovered, a simple gesture of remembering someone and taking a few moments to send a little something tangible means volumes. What better messenger than the Great America Icon, the Rubber Duckie, delivering a custom message!
The Cuckoo Clock Designer
…And cuckoo clocks.
Having collected German mid-century cuckoo clocks for years, Jodie jumped at the chance to journey to the premier cuckoo factory in the Black Forest. She turned it into an entré into designing her own clock, her ulterior motive for a visit to film an episode for a show she was producing and hosting.
Having imported multiple batches of her Quilt Shop Cuckoo Clock since, Jodie is now relishing the prospect of creating more designs for the many kindred souls who are likewise enchanted by these magical little boxes of Black Forest charm. As she has discovered, she’s not the only one who’s cuckoo for cuckoo clocks!
And now, Jodie is onto her second design in here line of enthusiasts cuckoo clocks for her business, The Cuckoo Cock Designer. She’s awaiting it’s arrival from Germany to share the next dose of cuckoo fun!
And where is this world? Well, I’d argue that it’s in my heart and mind. Thankfully my heart has found home in a groovy mid-century modern butterfly roof house in north Georgia where my mind is free to be. It’s a magical place, from the visitors who come by to offer up memories of fishing the lake with their grandpas, to the Blalock family who built a house of love and have accepted me – the next caretaker of this tucked away bit of heaven – into their family, to my neighbors – characters all – each one has a role in this Rubber Duckie World. But none more so than the four kitties and four horses who reveal themselves in subtle ways every day, and are teaching me volumes about myself and life. We are all blooming. It is a Rubber Duckie World!
Contact me at Duckie@DixieDuckies.com
P.S. The hunka munka kitty is Mr. Possum. Rescued by Liz Nichols, she agrees that he and I were destined for each other. He’s a kitty yes, but really an owl in a Maine Coon kitty fur suit. He’s an author, a story teller, and an orator. The first night he came to live with me he told me stories all night long. Yes, I buy into his version of history. Who wouldn’t? I mean, look at him! More from Mr. P. latter. (My dearest friend on this planet, Lee Warhurst, is not a fan of possums though is majorly of kitties (they converted him in his old age), so I call my boy “Mr. P.” in his presence.)