Welcome to the website of the South Australian Miniature Enthusiasts Inc (S.A.M.E.)

S.A.M.E. helps promote miniatures through the club meetings, workshops and our annual festival. In doing so we not only help others learn about our hobby but we also raise money for children's charities through our annual festival.

Our club was founded in 1983 and meetings were originally held in one of the members homes. Over the years our membership has grown so much so that we now meet in a hall big enough to accommodate all our members and visitors, who we always welcome. We have now become a little 'web-wise' (as of 2010) and looking forward to being more available to the general public via this site.


The meetings include a brief introduction, followed by workshops, demonstrations, occasionally member's trade tables and of course a cuppa! Our meetings help members gain information about, and an understanding of, the hobby of miniatures and collectibles. We share the love of miniatures and also friendship as well.

Meet: 2nd Wednesday of the month (except January - no meeting)

Time: 7.30pm

Where: The Payneham Community Centre, cnr Arthur Street and Payneham Road (the old school building opposite the Marden Shopping Centre)


Each year we hold a weekend festival of miniatures and dollhouses, the first being held in 1986. The festival includes miniature displays, local and interstate traders, demonstrations of many different techniques for making miniature products (including miniature wood turning), raffles, lucky dips and food to delight the taste buds!!

Next festival: To be announced.

All welcome. Proceeds from the festival, benefit children's charities in South Australia.

Any member of S.A.M.E. is encouraged to access the members only web page, ask questions, give hints and share photos of your miniatures with the whole group. To become a web page member you will need to be a financial member of the club, and then you can forward your email to the address below. You will receive authorisation back to your email - then follow the prompts.



Keep your eyes on this spot for future workshops to be held in the group.

For further information you can ring
To be announced

What we did with our money from the 2009 Festival

Every year at out Annual General Meeting, with funds raised from our Festival, we make a donation to a children's charity or charities. This year we were pleased to present a donation to a representative of The Australian Lions Children's Mobility Foundation. This enabled the purchase of a "Hart Walker" (an orthotic device which allows children with moderate to severe physical disabilities, especially those with cerebral palsy, to stand and to experience hands free walking.) We felt as a group that this is a very worth while cause.
2011 - We were fortunate enough to have raised enough money to once again offer a donation to another childs mobility unit.

November Meeting...

Only one more before the Christmas Meeting and then a break till February!!!

However...till then lets get to this month!!!
...and last month.....one of our members - Naomi - got married!!! So congrats to her and her new hubby. The club presented Naomi with a miniature keepsake to celebrate her wedding. May the happy couple have a long and happy marriage.Our demonstrations this month were done by Brian and Karen. Brian showed us how to put together a garden of delightful, easy plants.Karen showed us how to make tiny cookie and cake cutters for making the said items out of whatever type of modelling clay we choose to use.
The cutter.....
The cutouts....
And finally... the decorated cakes!!
Theo did a workshop on a garden arch and planter box.

Bev did a workshop on opera glasses and gloves.

Bev recently visited the UK and just 'managed' to go miniature shopping while there. She brought back a beautiful little peacock that was made locally from where she was visiting... isn't it just beautiful?
We had a few sellers showing their wares..And last but not least... the list went up for the workshops next year!!!As you can see, the meeting nights are full of plenty of things for all to do.

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