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Welcome to Chrissie’s Timeless Treasures

I opened my very own bricks & mortar store back in April 2019 after being apart of the industry for over 22 years.

My store has become a thriving little Fabric & Vintage Store and a 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

A Vintage & Crafty Haven

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 book your very own Sit & Sew with 7 friends in store, where you can improve your skills, learn something new or just sit & sew with friends. 

Or get 9 of your friends and go on a crafty retreat at Chrissie’s Craft Retreat Ballan. 

​You can find more information by scrolling down. 

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Silver Threads & Golden Needles Retreat - Limited Spaces Remain

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. 

Retreat 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 8th, Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September. 

$300 per guest*. 

Retreat bookings are essential & held with a $50* deposit. (Payment plans available)

Inclusions - 

3 days entry into Sovereign Hill, 3 days All Day Tea, Coffee & Water Station including Morning & Afternoon Tea & 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. 

  • 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. 

Please contact me & get your name on my list!

Places are limited & deposits will be due in April. 

Chrissie xx

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Needlework Gatherings
In Beautiful Ballan

Bookings are Essential 

Let me be your host


2023 Calendar of Dates

Bookings are Essential

Sunday 29th January - SOLD OUT

CTT - Margie & Bert

Sunday 26th February - SOLD OUT

Amy Kallissa - Bitten By Th Bug

Sunday 26th March - LIMITED SPACES

The Nobel Fox - Gail Pan Designs

Sunday 30th April - SOLD OUT

SewJo Designs - Petals & Patches

Sunday 28th May - Waiting List Only

CTT - Chimel Designs

Sunday 25th June - SOLD OUT

The Quilting Bug - Bitten By The Bug

Sunday 30th July

The Nobel Fox - Chimel Designs

Sunday 27th August

Alice in Fabricland - Margie & Bert

Sunday 24th September - Waiting List Only

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 mor 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, including the amazingly beautiful Patchwork & Quilting Store – Millrose Quilting & Gallery, 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.


Fully Inclusive
Stitch Retreats 2023

2 Projects & Mini Bus Outing

Fully Inclusive Stitch Retreat

At Chrissie’s Craft Retreat Ballan

91 Ballanee Rd, Ballan

2 Projects & Mini Bus Outing

$795 per person


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


2 projects with full kits & 3 days tuition.


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


Limited to 10 attendees - twin share. 

Check In 10am - Check Out 4pm

Choose from following Retreat dates - 

Monday 5th - Thursday 8th June - Fully Booked 

Monday 17th - Thursday 20th July - Fully Booked

Monday 13th - Thursday 16th November - Fully Booked

2024 Dates will be released shortly. 

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

0408 190 545

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Create Escapes
Retreats 2023

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

4 Day 3 Night Stay

Chrissie’s Craft Retreat

$595 per Guest

91 Ballanee Road, 3342

Choose from one of the following dates -

Monday 17th - Thursday 20th April​ - Fully Booked 

Monday 9th - Thursday 12th October - Fully Booked

Monday 20th  - Thursday 23rd November - Fully Booked

2024 Dates will be released shortly. 

For more information or to make a booking please contact Chrissie 

0408 190 545

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Sit & Sew in Store
with Friends

Our Crafty Journey

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 Team at Zest.

Booking the space is essential & limited to 8 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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Social Media

You can follow me and what I'm up to via Facebook and Instagram.
Facebook - Chrissie's Timeless Treasures
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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124 Inglis St
Ballan, 3342


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