puttering

handmade playscale miniatures

Oregon, United States · 208 Sales

puttering

handmade playscale miniatures

Oregon, United States 208 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(161)

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Note from shop owner Hello Putterers! I am moving studios and will not be able to set everything up for tiny makings for a few months. Thank you so much to all my customers! Be sure to sign up to be notified when I re-open :-).
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Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 7, 2016

Hello Putterers! I am moving studios and will not be able to set everything up for tiny makings for a few months. Thank you so much to all my customers! Be sure to sign up to be notified when I re-open :-).
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Heather Espana

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Heather Espana

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(161)
MableMae

MableMae on Mar 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Seriously your miniatures are addictive but in a good non-calorie way!

MableMae

MableMae on Mar 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I already owned this particular piece but needed a matching set its just so darn cute!

MableMae

MableMae on Mar 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I could seriously eat this pie it's so realistic!

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About

Tiny Joyous Things

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

All my 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.

I enjoy the whole process! From gathering inspiration and studying real-life objects, to problem solving and experimenting to get the most realistic looking miniatures possible. When an item is ready for listing, I love setting up all the little scenes to photograph. It all takes place in my little home studio.

My favorite thing is hearing, "Wait, that's not real?!"

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  • Heather Espana

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Heather is a professional photographer, a wife, and a part time nanny in addition to a miniatures artist. She lives in an Orange Door cottage with her redheaded husband.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 29, 2013
Hello and welcome to Puttering!

My name is Heather. I specialize in modern 1/6th scale goodies for playscale dolls such as Blythe and Momoko, and I am beginning to branch out into 1/12th scale as well. In the studio in my little Orange Door Cottage, I work to create stylish, realistic wee little things and hope they will bring you joy.

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Payment
Puttering does request that you pay for your purchases as soon as you check out. If you need a little bit longer before making your payment, please just send me a message so I'm aware of how long you'll be.

If you have any problems checking out, please message me and I will happily assist you.

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

Please allow up to 3 weeks for shipping. I will try to get your goodies to you as quickly as possible, but if you have ordered a custom item it will take a bit longer.

I am happy to accommodate any special shipping needs you require. Just send me 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. Thank you for understanding.
Refunds and Exchanges
All of my items are crafted meticulously, and packaged cheerfully for you. I 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.
Additional policies and FAQs
A NOTE ABOUT SCALE
I meticulously study and measure real-life items before re-creating them in miniature. When I make 1/6th [playscale] items, I go not just by what the exact calculation is, but by what looks proportional in my dolls' hands. Because playscale dolls are usually proportioned differently than we are, often an exact 1/6th measurement appears much too big. I take that into consideration because I want your items to look as realistic as possible.

CUSTOM ORDERS
I am very happy to accept custom orders in 1/6th scale, and other scales as well. To request a custom item, send me an Etsy message. Current wait time is approximately 2-3 weeks, depending on the scale and detail of your order. Once your order is complete, I will photograph it and send you a link to your custom listing. From there, you will be able to purchase your item/s.