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TOYMAKER SPOTLIGHT: MICHELLE FROM FINK TOYS

Fink Toys / Finkelstein's CenterYou've seen the Fink's. They've been the stars of our windows since we opened. Maybe you've even adopted one! We got to chatting with the main Creature Maker at Fink Toys, Michelle, and asked her a few questions. 

Which Fink do you identify closest with? 
I think I most identify with sloth. I picture him being adventurous but in a really introverted way. He moves at his own pace but eventually gets where he's going. He seems shy at first but also has a couple of good corny jokes up his sleeves. 

How did you learn to sew such expressive yet simple faces?
They started as illustrations. Getting the spacing right was where I spent the most time. For the stuffed versions I would move pins around until I could imagine how the expression would convey. I've always enjoyed simple line drawings. I think it was only natural that they turned out simple. 

Do you have any pets?
I do! I currently have two dogs. If I could I would have dogs, cats, pigs, goats, the works! I have always loved animals and it's hard for me to only have a couple. The two I have now are Bernie, a Brittany, and Captain, a regular ole working hound. We adopted Captain to keep Bernie company (and out of trouble). It mostly worked and now they are best friends. We've had both about 10 years. Did I mention that Captain only has three legs? He's the best.

Thank you for chatting, Michelle! And for bringing all the magical Finks into the world. 

Check out our full Fink collection here & visit Michelle and the Fink's online here.

Made You Hop! A Drop-In Easter Party + Fundraiser for Embrace Oregon

Come by Friday afternoon or Saturday morning for some Easter fun! We'll be crafting, snacking, and oohing at a real live bunny – all while collecting donations for Embrace Oregon.

Embrace Oregon is a local non-profit that connects community members with vulnerable children & families in partnership with DHS. They're all-star advocates for foster kids – working to increase the number of foster families in the area, creating welcome boxes for kids entering foster care, & so much more.

We'll be collecting direct donations & donating 10% of sales. And our awesome neighbor Katie Prentiss Photography will be here snapping photos! Portraits (including one digital download) will be complimentary with any purchase or donation of $10+.

Made You Hop / Embrace Oregon / Katie Prentiss Photography / Made You Look

Little Boxes in Portland Monthly!

We're so excited to participate in this years' Little Boxes, a legendary city-wide shopping event! Thank you so much to Portland Monthly for sharing, and to Little Boxes for having us this year!

Portland Monthly Little Boxes

Portland Monthly Little Boxes