puttering

handmade playscale miniatures

Portland, Oregon · 256 Sales

puttering

handmade playscale miniatures

Portland, Oregon 256 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   - WE'RE CLOSING OUR DOORS! - EVERYTHING UP TO 25% OFF! -
After 7 years of mini making, we are closing our doors. Once we're sold out, we won't be restocking. It's been an amazing experience! We are moving on to other adventures. Thank you so much to all our wonderful customers for supporting us.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 6, 2018

- WE'RE CLOSING OUR DOORS! - EVERYTHING UP TO 25% OFF! -
After 7 years of mini making, we are closing our doors. Once we're sold out, we won't be restocking. It's been an amazing experience! We are moving on to other adventures. Thank you so much to all our wonderful customers for supporting us.

Heather Espana

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Heather Espana

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About

Tiny Joyous Things

Welcome! We are Heather and Col.

Puttering started in 2011 when Heather's childhood dollhouse came back into her possession at the age of 28. On a whim, she made a miniature cheeseburger with a side of fries. It was so stinking adorable, she just had to make other stuff.

Almost six years later, Heather retired from her job as a professional photographer to become a full time miniaturist. Her partner Col joined her in the studio, and quickly became integral to the design and creation of Puttering's realistic miniatures.

All our creations are made by hand from start to finish. It involves the meticulous mixing of clays to get the most realistic shades possible, and lots of hand-sculpting various elements without the use of store-bought molds.

We enjoy the whole process! From gathering inspiration and studying real-life objects, to problem solving and experimenting to get the most realism possible in our miniatures. When an item is ready for listing, we love setting up all the little scenes to photograph.

Not only do we share a passion for tiny things, but we're also passionate about living small. We live and work out of a 400 square foot home we call Toadstool 14, which we share with about 35 beautiful house plants.

It's our mission to delight! We love hearing from our customers, and seeing how you all style and play with your #putteringminis. Thank you so much for being here!

Shop members

  • Heather Espana

    Owner, Maker

    Heather is a professional photographer turned full time miniaturist. She enjoys every single part of the process, and is thrilled to be able to have her partner Nicol working alongside her. They share a passion for tiny things and tiny homes.

  • Col Breànn

    Maker

    Nicol has a keen eye for detail, a delicate hand, and is a complete nerd about efficiency. She and Heather live in a tiny home, and make tiny things.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 1, 2017
Hello and welcome to Puttering!

We are Heather and Col. We create modern 1/6th scale goods for playscale collectors, always striving for the most realism possible. We hope they bring you joy!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
All our items are crafted meticulously, and packaged cheerfully for you. We dearly hope you will fall in love with your packages and what is inside them. If you have any problems for any reasons, please message us so we can discuss the matter further.
Payment
Puttering requests you pay for your purchases as soon as you check out. All payments are processed through Paypal.

If you have any problems checking out, please message us and we will happily assist you.

If you have not paid for your purchase within 24 hours, and have not sent a message letting us know why, we will assume you no longer wish to purchase your item and it will be re-listed. Thank you for understanding!
Shipping
All packages are shipped through First Class USPS Mail.

Please allow up to 3 weeks for shipping. We will try to get your goodies to you as quickly as possible. If you have commissioned a custom item, we will keep you apprised of your wait time.

We are happy to accommodate any special shipping needs you require. Just send us a message so we can arrange the details.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS
Puttering is pleased to offer shipping to locations outside the United States. While international shipping usually goes smoothly, occasionally there are delays due to customs. Puttering cannot be held responsible for these delays, and you will be responsible for any additional fees charged at customs.
Additional policies and FAQs
A NOTE ABOUT SCALE
We meticulously study and measure real-life items before re-creating them in miniature. When we make 1/6th [playscale] items, we go not just by what the exact calculation is, but by what looks proportional in a scale dolls' hands. Because playscale dolls are usually proportioned differently than we are, often an exact 1/6th measurement appears much too big. We take that into consideration because we want your items to look as realistic as possible.

CUSTOM ORDERS
We are very happy to accept a limited number custom orders in 1/6th scale. To request a custom item, send us an Etsy message. If the custom option is not available, it means our commission slots have been filled for the time being. Once your order is complete, we will photograph it and send you a link to your custom listing. From there, you will be able to purchase your item/s.