TheOliveSparrow's Shop Announcement

Hello, welcome to the Olive Sparrow. Please comon’ in. How wonderful, that you are visiting. Please take all the time you need to look around. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me. …

Ahh.. you would like to know more about me, I’m very happy to share with you.

The Olive Sparrow is me, Monika Aebischer, life-long artist and creator. I was born and raised in Switzerland until 1987, at which time I left for Canada to learn English, fell in love with the country and decided to stay.

When you purchase one of my treasures, you not only get an object of beauty, but also part of me and my diverse experience of over 30 years of working with my hands.

The Olive Sparrow shop features good hand-made goods, my soul work. I have a very active career as a painter of mixed-media fine art ( However, working with my hands and textiles is another aspect of mine and through the Olive Sparrow I live my dream of creating and using all of my accumulated skills.

The focus of this shop is Waldorf inspired dolls, called The Olive Sparrow Children, clothes for them and hand-dyed play silks. Frequently though, I take myself on an adventure where I create to my hearts desire, including children’s blankets, wet felted goods, art pieces, hand-sewn bags and many other treasures. So come by often to see what there is in the store.

All my Olive Sparrow children are one of a kind creations and I won’t duplicate them. Every so often you might find a listing for a custom doll, although I keep those very limited to ensure that my full creativity finds its outlet through this store.

Enjoy your look around!

PS: I set this shop up back in 2009, but the official opening happed Sunday March 6th. 2011.