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Last updated on Oct 29, 2020

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Nichol Brinkman

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Nichol Brinkman


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About PinkCheeksStudios

Sales 2,837
On Etsy since 2008

Needle and Thread

I graduated with a BFA in painting, but I have been swept away by textiles, faux fur, and colorful thread for many years.

I began sewing when my mom was very ill. It was a way for me to rid myself of nervous energy, and after she passed, it was my therapy. I made a quilt out of some of her clothes. The project helped me feel close to her, and also gave my hands something meaningful to do during a time when I felt pretty lost. I enjoyed sewing so much that afterwards I began sewing strange pillow people and writing stories for them. They were so ridiculous and they made me laugh. I was delighted when people responded positively to them, so I opened up an Etsy shop and I haven't stopped since.

I like to make characters that feel like they come from a very specific place, and reflect how I think childhood should feel: full of wonder, joy and delight. The mission of Pink Cheeks Studios is to bring whimsy into people’s lives! I delight in sending quirky little guardians out there into the world to watch over wee ones.

Shop members

  • Nichol Brinkman

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Pink Cheeks Studios is a cozy operation (just me, Nichol Brinkman). The studio doubles as my family’s dining table. Pink Cheeks is named after my son, Walter’s, bright pink cheeks.

  • Walter Nicholas Holsapple

    Inspiration Providor

    He's one of my main joy providers in my life, so I consider him pretty crucial to Pink Cheeks Studios. Plus, his cheeks are my company's namesake.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022

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I want you to be happy! If you aren't let's sort it out in a "conversation"!
I accept paypal, checks and money orders. Please pay or send payment within 3 days of purchase. I'll send your Pink Cheeks when your check has cleared or when I have received your payment through paypal.
I ship Priority and First Class International.

Attention International Customers: First Class International does not offer tracking. If you would like to upgrade, please let me know promptly so that I can adjust your shipping price.

If you would like anything extra with your shipping like delivery confirmation or insurance, please "convo" me and I will gladly adjust the shipping price for you!

I ship within 3 days of purchase, or with made-to-order items, I ship within 3 days of completing the product.

International customers: Please contact me through convos if you have requests regarding the customs form. I am flexible.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do not offer wholesale.

All of my pieces are unique, handmade and one-of-a-kind.

Please allow some variation in my made-to-order items as no two are exactly alike.