Annette from Oliver Rabbit is one of our illustrious 6 Weeks of LOVE for Softies contributors! Her soft sculpture/art toys and plush are creative, intricate and delightful! Annette sells Original Plus Toy PDF Sewing Patterns and finished items through her website. Join us next for Annette’s tips on sewing with wool (she is an expert!).

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From Annette: Hello! I’m Annette and Oliver Rabbit is my labor of love. Design, color, textiles and thread are just a few of my favorite things. My mother taught me how to sew over 50 years ago. In one form or another, I’ve been happily creating ever since. Thanks, Mom.

I like to work “small” and sew by hand, crafting items I make individually. My home studio is in beautiful Maine and I truly love what I do. When an art toy’s character emerges and you can’t resist it, that’s the joy!

On my website,, I offer free sewing tutorials, my original patterns and unique, ready-made gifts. I blog about sewing, the personality of hand made, and share stories about the magic of making something. My contribution to Sew Mama Sew coincides with the inaugural launch of my original plush toy pattern series. I’m very excited to be here!