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Welcome to Chrissie’s Timeless Treasures

Welcome & I look forward to seeing you in Beautiful Ballan. 

I opened my very own bricks & mortar store back in April 2019 in Beautiful Ballan after being apart of the industry for over 23 years.

My store, sewing room & studio has become a thriving little Fabric & Vintage hub for  lovers of all kinds of craft & vintage items. You will find me and my store nestled in the Beautiful Victorian Country Township of Ballan. 


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Chrissie’s Timeless Treasures

At Chrissie’s Timeless Treasures you will find a store filled to the brim with new, rescued & vintage giftware. Patchwork fabrics, patterns, tools & equipment.  New, rescued & vintage haberdashery, buttons, vintage linens & doilies. Knitting needles, crochet hooks & yarn.  Embroidery kits & lots, lots more.

I host my Needlework Gatherings several times a year at the local Bowling Club in Beautiful Ballan. 

Or you can book your very own Sit & Sew with friends in store - maximum of 12, where you can improve your skills, learn something new or just sit & sew with friends. 

Or get 10 friends together and go on a crafty retreat at Chrissie’s Craft Retreat Ballan. 

​You can find more information by scrolling down. 

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Mini Workshops 2023

Mini Workshops are designed to give you the opportunity to take part in a class & learn something new without the stress of purchasing tools and supplies.  Everything that you need will be supplied on the day, even the lend of a sewing machine if you require one.  Mini Workshops ensure that you leave with a finished project or very little to complete when you leave.

Join Me or one of my talented tutors in store for an All Inclusive Mini Workshop. 
$45 per session
10am to 1pm Fridays & Saturdays.
Bookings are essential & places are limited to 8 students per session.
Full kit, tuition & morning tea included.
Bookings & Full Payment are essential - no refunds unless I cancel the workshop.

Call Chrissie on 0408 190 545 to make an enquiry or a booking. 

Jojo's Basket

Hand Stitching – Decorate a felt basket with simple embroidery stitches, vintage doilies, buttons & Suffolk puffs. 

Saturday 18th November 


Clam Shell Purse

Machine Stitching – Machine quilting and inserting a zip. Learn the tricks while making this handy pouch, you won’t stop at just making 1.

Friday 6th October 


Dresden Pocket

Hand & Machine Stitching – Quick and easy projects to make & great for gift giving a handmade gift.  

Saturday 7th October


Little Birdie Trio - Merino Wool Felt

Hand Stitching – Simple embroidery stitches combined with beautiful merino wool felt.

Friday 13th October 


Christmas Wreath

Hand Stitching – A fun way to make and play with Suffolk Puffs, perfect for the festive season.

Saturday 14th October 


English Paper Piecing

Hand Stitching – This is a great class for the beginner, if you’ve been thinking of giving patchwork a go, then this is the class for you.  Working with precut papers & templates.

Friday 3rd November 


Oriental Fan

Hand Stitching – Learn piecing, applique & working with bias tape.

Saturday 4th November 


Slow Stitching

Hand Stitching – a free form of hand stitching, anything goes, working with different fabric mediums, threads & embellishments. 

Friday 10th November


Pre-Printed Stitchery

Hand Stitching – learn the embroidery stitches while working on a pre-printed stitchery.

Saturday 11th November 


Oh Christmas Tree

Hand Stitching – Simple embroidery stitches combined with beautiful merino wool felt to make a gorgeous festive decoration. 

Friday 24th November 


Doilie Wall Hanging 

No stitching – This a super fun class where you’ll get to play with lots of different size doilies & learn about all the tricks on hand dying your own too. 
Saturday 25th November.

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Silver Threads & Golden Needles Gathering 2024

Sovereign Hill Ballarat

Hosted by Chrissie’s Timeless Treasures 

Let me be your host in the beautiful historic back drop that is Sovereign Hill, Ballarat. 

Sovereign Hill is an open-air museum in Golden Point, a suburb of Ballarat, Victoria and depicts Ballarat's first ten years after the discovery of gold there in 1851. 

Gathering will be held in the Main Street of Sovereign Hill in the Charlie Napier Hotel - 

Friday 10am to Sunday 4pm & lunching in the New York Bakery daily. 

Friday 6th, Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September. 

$300 per guest

Payment Plan Available

(Accomodation not included)

Inclusions - 

3 days entry into Sovereign Hill, All Day Tea, Coffee & Water Station including Morning Tea, Treats & Lucky Door Prizes too. 

Day 1 - Welcome Pack, Fully Kitted Project, Gift - Hand made by me & 2 Course Lunch. 

Day 2 - Gift, Candle Dipping Workshop, Gold Panning & 2 Course Lunch. 

Day 3 - Gift, Coach Ride, Gold Panning & 2 Course Lunch. 

I’ll also be taking bookings for Old Time Photography sessions & prices start at $40. 

An added bonus - Sovereign Hill offers many different experiences & activities that are free to attend. A Sovereign Hill itinerary, guide & map will be in your Welcome Pack. 

House Keeping

Moneys paid are non refundable, unless you get someone to take your spot.  No changes will be accepted 30 Days Prior to Event. 

Bookings are made solely through Chrissie’s Timeless Treasures. ​

Payment Plans are available. ​

$37.50 over 8 months, January to August.

Gifts & Prizes can only be received by each attendee at the retreat. 

Cost does not include accommodation. 

If event has to be cancelled or postponed or moved to another date all money paid will be refunded if new date doesn’t suit you. 

Chrissie xx

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Guest in the Charles Napier Hotel 2023


Jojo & I - 2023


Serving delicious meals in the New York Bakery 2023. 

Needlework Gatherings
In Beautiful Ballan

Let me be your Host. 

2024 Dates wi be released shortly. 


2023 Calendar of Dates

Sunday 29th January - SOLD OUT

CTT - Margie & Bert

Sunday 26th February - SOLD OUT

Amy Kallissa - Bitten By Th Bug

Sunday 26th March - SOLD OUT 

The Nobel Fox - Gail Pan Designs

Sunday 30th April - SOLD OUT

SewJo Designs - Petals & Patches

Sunday 28th May - SOLD OUT 

CTT - Chimel Designs

Sunday 25th June - SOLD OUT

The Quilting Bug - Bitten By The Bug

Sunday 30th July - SOLD OUT 

The Nobel Fox - Chimel Designs

Sunday 27th August - SOLD OUT 

Alice in Fabricland - Margie & Bert

Sunday 24th September - SOLD OUT

Artsmart Cottage - Amy Kallissa

Sunday 29th October - Waiting List Only

The Quilting Bug - Petals & Patches

Sunday 26th November - Waiting List Only

Chimel Designs - SewJo Designs


Sunday 3rd December - Waiting List Only

Alice in Fabricland - Fignberry Designs

Extra Date - 

Sunday 10th December - Waiting List Only

CCT - Margie & Bert




Let me be your Host on a fun day out filled with free Raffle Prizes, Lucky Door Number Prizes, morning & afternoon treats, all day coffee & tea, show & tell & doing what we love to do.

You will have an allocated seat, gift & bottled water.

2 - Guest Pop Up Shops at each Gathering for a little or a lot of retail therapy.

On the day doors open at 9.30am & the Gathering begins at 10am & concludes at 4pm.

The Needlework Gathering is held at our local Ballan Bowling Club - 5 Cowie Street, Ballan.

$40per person, bookings are essential and held with full payment.

Housekeeping - ​

You can put your name down on any or all Gathering Dates for the year. ​

Bookings require a full payment at the beginning of each month of each Gathering to secure your spot.

I will personally contact you each month your name is on my list. 

Bookings are made solely through Chrissie’s Timeless Treasures. ​

Gifts, Raffle prizes & Lucky Door Prizes can only be received by attendees on the day of the Gathering. 

Cancelation - ​

Two weeks before Gathering you will receive a credit for another date within the same year or receive a refund if your spot can be filled. Any cancellation after this time you forfeit money paid. ​

If event has to be cancelled or postponed or moved to another date all money paid will be refunded if new date doesn’t suit you. 

For more information or to make a booking,

contact Chrissie on 0408 190 545

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Chrissie's Craft Retreat Ballan

Sleeps 10 people

5 Bedrooms - twin share. 

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The Craft Studio

On arrival you will find a gift for each guest.

The Studio will be set up with an iron & ironing board, cutting table with mat & a design wall.  The Studio kitchen will have Tea, coffee, milk, bottled water and treats to keep you all hydrated and energy packed.

Best of all the large light filled Studio Space with it's very own kitchen will be waiting for you, your friends and all those unfinished and new projects that are waiting to be completed and yet to be started.



Chrissie’s Crafty Retreat is located on a 4 ½ acre property in the beautiful country township of Ballan. 
You will find a large spacious home with five bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (sleeps 10), fully equipped kitchen, dining & living rooms.
Large indoor solar heated swimming pool (open in the Summer) & outdoor areas including a fire pit.
All linen and towels are supplied, however if you’re going to jump in the pool, pack a beach towel.


2 minutes away ..........

A two-minute drive brings you into the heart of Ballan where you will be spoilt for choice of somewhere to eat and even a little retail therapy, An assortment of Dress Shops, Gift Shops and not forgetting my Vintage store – Chrissie’s Timeless Treasures.

For more information, pricing and bookings contact Chrissie on 0408 190 545.


Sit & Sew with Friends

My Sewing Room is a great space to get together with your sewing friends for a Sit & Sew Day.

A great space for a special day out or celebrate a special occasion like a birthday. 

Catering options are available from the in house team at Zest.

Booking the space is essential & limited to 12 guests per session.

Cost is $5 per guest per session & includes tea, coffee & a bickie.

To make a booking or find out more, give me a call on 0408 190 545.

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Grand Opening Saturday 1st of July 2023

Step into the enchanting world of 'Chrissie's Timeless Treasures' as they unveil their magnificent new premises in the heart of Ballan today. This momentous occasion marks the fulfilment of a lifelong dream, as Chrissie, a tenacious entrepreneur, bravely faced an early end of lease  alongside her fellow tenants from her previous shop on bustling Inglis Street. Undeterred, she embarked on a transformative journey that led her to a hidden haven behind the captivating Zest's Cafe.

Now, with her arrival at this extraordinary new location, Chrissie's empire has expanded beyond imagination. The walls are adorned with vibrant tapestries, an array of vintage sewing equipment  and an exquisite display of colourful threads, transforming her space into an Aladdin's cave for sewers and crafters alike. This haven beckons all who are passionate about the art of needlework and the beauty of handcrafted creations.

The grandeur of the new premises is not limited to its aesthetic appeal alone. Nestled within its walls, a spacious training area unfolds, where aspiring artisans gather to refine their skills under Chrissie's and her tutors  expert guidance. This sanctuary of learning provides ample room for creativity to flourish, fostering a nurturing environment where each stitch becomes a masterpiece in its own right.

As the doors swing open to 'Chrissie's Timeless Treasures,' a sense of wonder fills the air. From novice sewers seeking inspiration to seasoned crafters yearning for a fresh muse, all are welcomed with open arms. With every visit, visitors embark on an adventure that transcends time, weaving together the threads of past and present, and embracing the boundless possibilities of the future.

Today, the ballads of triumph and resilience echo through the streets of Ballan, heralding the birth of a new era in craftsmanship. 'Chrissie's Timeless Treasures' has emerged as a beacon of passion, where the love for needlework transcends the ordinary and takes flight into realms of pure imagination. Step inside and immerse yourself in the enchantment that awaits, for this extraordinary tale is just beginning to unfold.

Kevin Harper

Saint Dunstan’s House

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Fully Inclusive
Stitch Retreats 2024

2 Projects & Mini Bus Outing

Fully Inclusive Stitch Retreat

At Chrissie’s Craft Retreat Ballan

91 Ballanee Rd, Ballan

2 Projects & Mini Bus Outing

$695 per person


All inclusive - Twin Share Accommodation at Chrissie’s Craft Retreat, All Meals, Morning & Afternoon Tea. 


2 projects with full kits & 2 days tuition.


Fully hosted day out in Ballarat on a private mini bus, where we will visit Gail’s Patchwork Emporium, The Crafty Squirrel, Vintage & Collectables Market & includes lunch at Midlands Ballarat RSL. 


Limited to 10 attendees - twin share. 

Check In 10am - Check Out 4pm​

Collect 10 guests & pick a date that best suits your group.

2024 Bookings now OPEN!

For more information or to make a booking please contact Chrissie. 

0408 190 545

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Create Escapes Retreats 2024

A place to relax. stitch & enjoy delicious food & creative adventures.


Let me be your host on a fully inclusive stitch & relax craft retreat experience in Beautiful Ballan.

Bring your own project/s to work on.

All Inclusive - Twin Share Accommodation at Chrissie's Craft Retreat.

All Meals, Morning & Afternoon Teas.

Limited to 10 Attendees - Twin Share

3 Day 2 Night Stay

Chrissie’s Craft Retreat

$595 per Guest

91 Ballanee Road, 3342

Collect 10 guests & pick a date that best suits your group.

2024 Bookings now OPEN!

For more information or to make a booking please contact Chrissie 

0408 190 545

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Social Media

You can follow me and what I'm up to via Facebook and Instagram.
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Instagram - chrissies_timeless_treasures 

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Opening Hours

I look forward to welcoming you.

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Closed  
Wednesday - 10am to 3pm
Thursday - 10am to 3pm
Friday - 10am to 3pm
Saturday - 10am to 2pm
Sunday - Closed

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130B Inglis St
Ballan, 3342


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