The VAME show of 2013 consisted of beautiful displays of Egyptian Tombs, Wizard Tables, Halloween Boxes, Trading Wagons, Christmas displays and many, many other miniatures.
There was a great assortment of miniatures to purchase. We saw a return of most of the traders but there were also some new talented artists with their (handmade) treasures. It was great to see the local miniature clubs sell their own creations, which added to the variety of miniatures on sale.
On this page you will be able to find all the displays and at the end, a list of the traders with their contact details. And don’t forget to read the report by the Rotary Club, who have (again) done a fantastic job with their catering. Information on other shows will be available on the ‘Fairs and Shows’ page.
A big ‘Thank You’ to all the people who organised this fabulous event: the VAME (show) Committee, the Traders, the VAME members who volunteered their time and all the visitors who came to see our displays. We hope you had a good time and we are looking forward to seeing you all again next year!
Patio by Marg Y.
One of the Trading Wagons, made by Lyn Mlt.
This French Shop Front was made by Angie P.
A Quarter Inch Scale conservatory by Hazel K.
Greg H. made this quarter inch scale wagon.
Sweet shop made by Catherine and Tammy M.
Trading Wagon, made by Sandra S.
This huge display was made by Lyn W. and Heather H. (So accurate that the Egyptian Museum in Cairo could only find two tiny ‘mistakes’).
This French shop front was made by Annette D.
Doll by Marg Y.
Wizard table made by Pauline W.
A garden scene by Chris J. (Tiny Tarts)
Shop front made by Olivia W.
Cook’s Cottage by Perry N.
This model of Cook’s Cottage, when completed, will ‘endevour’ to portray a social and structural image of the cottage, covering its 250-plus years of history.
The building has seen many structural and de-structural changes in its history. In ‘1756’, Captain Cooks father built the cottage pretty much as we see it today, in the Fitzroy Gardens. A little later, perhaps in the 1780’s, an extension was added. (No one knows for sure), and this two storey addition may also have been done in two stages
Then again, possibly in the mid 1800s, the stable workshop was added (now the present souvenir shop).
In 1928 road widening saw the removal of most of the second stage, and in 1934 the cottage was dismantled and shipped to Australia to be reassembled in the Fitzroy Gardens.
‘Percy’s Waterfront Timeshare’ by Janine R.
Halloween box by Robyn L. (Sugargums)
This Miniature Village was made by the Kabuchons, one of the miniature groups.
The Kabuchons consist of: Hazel K, Sue A, Jane B and Gwen B.
Andrea C. (Tiny Tarts).
Sewing Room by Kay McD.
Marlene P. (Sugargums)
Robyn Betterley books made by Janine R.
Roby S.V. (Tiny Tarts)
Daphne H. (Sugargums)
Lynda W. (Tiny Tarts)
Madeleine B. (Tiny Tarts)
Inside the watering can.
Annette D. (Tiny Tarts)
Pauline W. (Sugargums)
Lyn M. (Sugargums)
Theme of this year was Christmas. Following are all the displays dedicated to this special time of the year:
This rotating Christmas tree with 4 sides was made by Linden B.
A Christmas BonBon by Andrea C.
Folding Christmas Box by Caroline J.
The Latrobe Miniature Group made a huge display of Santa’s Workshop:
This is an overview of the whole ‘building, which was made up of individual roomboxes.
Going from left to right, this Dining Room was made by Lisa O.
This Music Worksop, beneath the Dining room, was also made by Lisa O.
The Attic, made into a cosy bedroom, was made by all the members of the Latrobe Miniature Group.
Mother Claus’ Kitchen was made by Helen C.
And under the Kitchen is the Teddy Bear Workshop, also made by Helen C.
After work, Santa puts his feet up in his Lounge Room. Made by Sheila B.
Underneath the Lounge is the Entrance Hall, also made by Sheila B.
The next building to the right, contains Santa’s Bedroom, made by Leaonie B.
Leaonie also made the ground floor with all the Christmas Decorations.
This Girls Toy Room was made by June R.
She created the Books and Games Room on the other floor.
This is the Toy Store Room. Made by Michelle I.
Michelle I. also made this Boys Toy Room
All toys are to be wrapped up in the Parcel Room. Made by Rose E.
And on the other floor, Rose E. made sure that all letters to Santa arrived at the Letter Room.
At the other side of Santa’s Workshop is another Attic, again turned into a bedroom by a combined effort of all the members of the Latrobe Miniature Group.
On stage, we had a wonderful display by Virginia Paton, who re-created Millers Street, Gilgandra, NSW. Virginia has her own miniature business called ‘A Sheila’s Shed’. If you would like more photos of this wonderful project, go to her website on: http://www.asheilasshed.com.au and go to the ‘Look’ page.
Another Trader, Ray H. , brought in his Art Deco House. Have a look at his beautiful work:
Congratulations and Thanks from Rotary
Congratulations to all you miniature maniacs on what looked like a highly successful exhibition at the Mount Waverley Community Centre on July 13th/14th. On behalf of the Rotary Club of North Balwyn, which is the club which organises and provides the catering for you each year, thank you for giving us the opportunity to earn some funds for our community service work through your exhibition.
We are a fairly large Rotary Club of between 70 and 80 members (around one fifth ladies) We range in age from 20 to 90, and are a pretty active club. Catering is one of our major methods of fundraising, where we do everything from sandwiches to sausages. We earn around $30,000 from catering activities of the $100,000 or so we raise each year. Our service projects range from local (gardening project with local schools to help those who can’t maintain their own gardens; support for Servants Society which provides homes for otherwise homeless in Boroondara; support for Food Share, and many others) to International (we have current projects in Vietnam, Solomon Islands, Indonesia and Timor Leste involved with education, food production, Malaria elimination, clean water and maternal health care. You can learn more about us by looking at our website – www.rotarynorthbalwyn.com.au
Following is a list of traders present at the show:
Rule Of Thumb (Handmade Miniatures by Andrea C.)
Ryan’s Realm (Miniatures and paper craft)
Wildsage Miniature Foods (Handmade Miniature Food)
Fairy Meadow Miniatures (Dollshouses, Miniatures, Dolls, Haberdashery)
A Sheila’s Shed (Lasercut Dollhouse Furniture Kits, Wheels)
Amazing Miniatures (Wireless Battery Operated LED Dollshouse Lights)
Enchanting Miniatures ( Miniature Furniture, Lighting, Accesories, Roomboxes)
Michelle’s Miniatures (Miniature Books)
MiniMum Miniatures (Grenyer Glass, Wood Turnings, Books, Linnen)
Modern Miniatures By Neu (Modern Miniatures)
Christmas Every Day (Dollhouse Miniatures and Hobby Supplies)
Cygnetic Pty Ltd (DollHouses and Furniture, Wallpapers and Carpets, Hobby Materials)
Mum and Me Miniatures (Dollhouse Miniatures, Roomboxes and Fairy Doors)
Black Forest Miniatures (Miniature Cakes)
Rainbows & Dreams Miniatures (Dollhouse Miniatures for Collectors and Craft)
JWT Dollshouses and Miniatures (Dollshouses and Miniatures)
The Doll House (Doll Houses, Miniatures, Dollhouse accesories, Dollhouse Building Supplies)
Country House Miniatures (Handmade Dollhouses and Furniture by commission Only Ph R. Hill: 0410 881 210 )
B. Henderson (Home of the Petit Porcelain Dolls, ph: 08-8295 2488)
Elegant Egg (Items for Egg Decoration, Decoupage, Miniatures etc.
Pewter In Miniature
Miniatures To Di For
L. and D. Van De Reep (Stall Only)
Ann’s Miniatures (Stall Only)
At the VAME table:
Petite Passementerie (Miniature Handmade Tassels & Trims.)
Jelly Bean & Co Miniatures (Handmade Dollhouse Miniatures)
Studio Forty Two (Handmade Dollhouse Miniatures)