Welcome to the whimsical world of Oodlebadoodle. I'm Rebecca, Creator of Things. As a community builder and creative entrepreneur, I enjoy making things happen. Since 2013, I've proudly worn the hat of "team captain" for the vibrant SFEtsy Team, one of the largest communities of creative entrepreneurs in the Bay Area. I have used my superpower of networking to help Etsy sellers come together through a variety of local business development programs. As owner and head of design at OodleBaDoodle, I spend my days as a solo-entrepreneur to create a line of whimsical home decor pillows by hand. I develop the patterns, repurpose materials and market and manage all parts of my tiny business. I've had the honor to make custom creations for Etsy's Offices in San Francisco, Pinterest Offices in SF, NYC & Chicago as well as ThredUp and several other start ups. My work has been featured in several blogs and media outlets including wonderful articles in the San Francisco Chronicle.
In my previous life, I built and developed communities in a corporate setting with companies like Royal Caribbean, Paramount Parks, General Electric, Teledyne Corporation and Scrapblog.com. I'm happy to say my corporate experiences have since been channeled into a passion for building up and assisting creative microbusinesses.
In 2014, I was honored to be named “Collaborator of the Year” for my work with local art program in San Francisco’s Mission District, Ruth’s Table. Additionally, I spearheaded the creation and development of one of the best attended new craft shows in San Francisco. Held at the historic cruise terminal, Pier 35, the SFEtsy Indie Holiday Emporium showcased 180 Etsy sellers and welcomed over 50,000 shoppers. In the summer of 2017, I will have the honor of being an artist in residence in Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco in conjunction with the Asian Art Museum. I will be building a large interactive anatomical heart huggable pillow that will be on display during July, August and September, 2017.
Raised in the Midwest, I now call San Francisco home. When not behind a sewing machine, you'll find me enjoying the city with my husband Chris and two cats, Maximus Milkshake and Matilda.