Welcome to Chrissie’s Timeless Treasures
Welcome & I look forward to seeing you in Beautiful Ballan.
Though I’ve been in this industry for over 20 years & have worked across multiple fields, I opened my very own bricks & mortar store back in April 2019. Since then, 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.
Chrissie’s Timeless Treasures
A Vintage & Crafty Haven
At Chrissie’s Timeless Treasures you will find a store filled to the brim with new & vintage giftware. Patchwork fabrics, patterns, tools & equipment. New & 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 - you can find more information by scrolling down to Events, where you will also find information about Sit & Sew Sundays, Classes & Workshops, where you can improve your skills, learn something new or just sit & sew with friends.
In Beautiful Ballan
2022 Calendar of Dates
May - I'll be teaching in Sydney
Sunday 26th June
Sunday 31st July
Sunday 28th August
Sunday 25th September
October - I'll be in Hawaii
Sunday 6th November
Sunday 4th December
Sunday 11th December
Let me be your Host on a fun day out filled with free Raffle Prizes, lucky door number prizes, morning & afternoon treat, show & tell & doing what we love to do.
You will have an allocated seat, gift & bottled water.
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.
$35 per person, bookings are essential and held with full payment.
For mor information or to make a booking,
contact Chrissie on 0408 190 545
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Sit & Sew Sundays
At The Ballan Bowling Club
5 Cowie St, Ballan
Spend a relaxed & informal day enjoying each others company while we stitch the day away. All hand crafters are welcome.
BYO lunch, morning & afternoon tea is supplied.
As a little extra fun, let's have a lucky dip. Make & gift wrap a small gift & place in the Lucky Dip Basket, then we'll pass the basket around & everyone picks a Lucky Dip.
Calendar Dates -
Sunday 15th May - 10am to 4pm
Sunday 17th July - 10am to 4pm
Sunday 11th September - 10am to 4pm
Bookings are essential and secured
with full payment of $20 per guest.
Call Chrissie on 0408 190 545 for more information
or to make a booking.
Chrissie's Craft Retreat Ballan
Sleeps 10 people
5 Bedrooms, twin share with a king single beds.
The Craft Studio
On arrival you will find a gift for each guest in the Studio.
The Studio will be set up with an iron & ironing board, cutting table with mat, rulers & rotary cutter. 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 its 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, 4 bathrooms (sleeps 10), fully equipped kitchen, dining & living rooms.
Large indoor solar heated swimming pool & 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 Cottage, an assortment of 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 Stitching Retreats
2022 Craft Retreats are almost Sold Out.
2 Projects & Mini Bus Outing
At Chrissie’s Craft Retreat Ballan
91 Ballanee Rd, Ballan
2 Projects & Mini Bus Outing
$595 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 with Michele Abbott from Chimele Designs working with Merino Wool Felt & Christine Tiehuis from Chrissie’s Timeless Treasures working with fabric.
Fully hosted day out in Ballarat on a private mini bus, where we will visit Gail’s Patchwork Emporium, Sew Darn Special, The Crafty Squirrel & includes lunch at The Golden City Hotel.
Limited to 9 attendees - 8 twin share & 1 single.
Check In 10am - Check Out 4pm
Choose from following Retreat dates -
Monday 27th - Thursday 30th June - Fully Booked
Monday 15th - Thursday 18th August - Fully Booked
Monday 14th - Thursday 17th November - Fully Booked
Monday 21st - Thursday 24th November - 4 spots available
2023 Dates will be released shortly.
For more information or to make a booking please contact Chrissie.
0408 190 545
Classes Coming Soon
Once the current Covid situation improves classes can go ahead in store.
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Sit & Sew in Store at Chrissie’s Timeless Treasures
The back room of my store has been set up as Classroom & 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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Chrissie’s Sausage Rolls
I’ve been backing these sausage rolls for close to 30 years and are always my most requested party food to bring.
2pkt Sausage Mince
2 Carrots – grated
1 large Onion – grated
3/4cup Parmesan Cheese – finely grated
Splash of Milk
1tsp Cracked Black Pepper
1pkt Puff Pastry
1 jar Tomato Chutney
I always try to make filling first thing in the morning or the night before, this allows the ingedents to marrinate together and you end up with a fuller flavour sausage roll.
In a large bowl combine sausage mince, carrots, onions, parmesan cheese, 2 eggs & cracked pepper. Mix ingredients well to make sure everything is combined. Cover with glad wrap in place in fridge.
Beat remaining egg with the milk.
Separate slices of puff pastry and allow to thaw out.
Cut down centre of a sheet of pastry, making two rectangles, place a long sausage of meat mixture down the centre of each rectagle of pastry. Brush egg wash down one side of pasty edge, roll over other edge and seal, cut to desired size, I usually cut each length into 4 sausage rolls. Repeat with remaining pastey and meat mixture.
Place Sausage Rolls on backing paper on backing trays, brush the tops of the sausage rolls with egg wash and complete by sprinking over with the sesame seeds.
Bake in a moderate oven (180) until golden brown.
Serve with a generous dollop of Tomato Chutney
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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