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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 24 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

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 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. 

​You can find more information by scrolling down. 

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🇦🇺Australia Day 2024 🇦🇺

Oh my, how honoured can a girl feel.  To be recognised and awarded on a day like today surrounded by so many amazing people and organisations in our shire. 

What an absolute honour to be standing and sharing this very special day with all recipients & new citizens. ♥️

I’m proud & happy to have been born & be living in this great country. 🇦🇺

I thank Australia for allowing my Great Grandfather to arrive here in the 1940’s, followed by my Grandfather, Grandmother & Father in the early 1950’s from Greece. 

They came with the cloths on their backs & worked day & night to help build Australia and give their families a life filled with opportunity. They instilled a work ethic, community spirit & greatful hearts in us & I’m so thankful they chose Australia as their forever home. 

Humbled to no end,

Chrissie 💝

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🌳♥️Beautiful Ballan♥️🌳

Welcome to Beautiful Ballan


There’s always lots to do in my store & I’m forever greatful for all your continued support & custom that keeps me grounded & focused (unless I’m out and about shopping or cruising or being a social butterfly 😁) on bringing you to one of my many events, a retreat or two or maybe even 3!  

To my store for a sit & sew day with a group of your friends or a fully inclusive workshop or just to Beautiful Ballan for breakfast at Zest or an ice cream at Sweet n Sassy or a milkshake at Shezza’s Dinner or a bunch of flowers & a yummy cake at Fabulous Flowers or a vanilla slice from the Ballan Bakery or a in-house baked cake, pie or scone from Elsie Rose Bakes or 1kg of Sausages from the Ballan Butcher or Sushi from our very own Ballan Country Grocer or book a holiday from Cartier Travel or a jumbo hot chocolate from The Tin Plate or fresh fruit from Ballan Fresh Fruit & Veggies or a counter meal at the Commercial Pub or grab your latest magazine from our Newsagent or get your hair done at The Hair Retreat or at Nvy Hair and your nails done at Mystic Nails by Maddie or get inked at Gallows Tattoo or a little or a lot of retail therapy at The Skin Inn, Noddy’s Cottage, Devine Candles, Olga’s Fashion, 2 Op Shops or our UFS Chemist or a photo shoot with Trisha Wooding Photography or post a parcel at our cute little Post Office or get your pony a new rug from Pocket Pony’s or visit our Gallery that has new installations regularly or grab a pizza, fish & chips or chinese at our two local take aways or our Ballan Hardware & Crossroads Trading for all your around the house & farm needs or to our Neighbourhood House that’s jam packed with activities for all ages or the Lions Market (first Saturday) or Farmers Market (second Saturday) & never forgetting a stop at Millrose Quilting Gallery is a must for all your fabric needs & desires and then there’s me, a little haven for all things haberdashery, vintage, pre loved & new treasures. 

Welcome to Beautiful Ballan


We look forward to welcoming you,

Chrissie 🥰

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Chrissie’s Stitch-Away Cruise 2024

Stitching out days away on the high seas. 

A fully hosted adventure with Chrissie stitching our days away while we cruise the high seas. 

Delicious meals, snacks & a mocktail or two or something a little stronger if that’s what you enjoy. 

Fully kitted projects, 2 Full days with full kits & 4 Afternoons with mini kits & extra surprises too. 

For those that have had the pleasure of joining me at one of my many gatherings & retreats you’ll know the great effort I put in and the generosity of my spirit to make you feel welcome & to ensure you have a great time & experience too. 

Choose one cruise sailing from - 

A. SOLD OUT Saturday 9th to Saturday 16th November 2024

Sailing on Diamond Princess. 

Melbourne, Phillip Island, At Sea, Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Kangaroo Island, At Sea, Melbourne. SOLD OUT


B. Saturday 30th November to Saturday 7th December

Sailing on Diamond Princess. 

Melbourne, Phillip Island, At Sea, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Port Lincoln, At Sea, Melbourne. 

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Needlework Gatherings
In Beautiful Ballan


2024 Calendar Dates

Bookings are Essential

*Sunday 28th April 

Needlework Grand Birthday Gathering. 

Celebrating 5 years in Beautiful Ballan. 

Pop Up Shops - 

Linda from Gum Valley Patchwork

Julie from JJ’s Crafti Place

Chrissie’s TT - Slow Stitching Kit & demonstrations. 

PLUS Mini workshops & demonstrations all included in your $45 entry fee & will be held in our Grand Mechanics Hall right in the centre of Beautiful Ballan. ♥️

Sunday 26th May 

Christine Lethlean - Petals & Patches


Sunday 30th June - 

Patchwork with Gail B x 2


Sunday 28th July

The Noble Fox - Sew Jo Designs


Sunday 25th August 

CTT - Chimele Designs

*Sunday 29th September 

Needlework Grand Spring Gathering. 

Sunday September 29th

Pop Up Shops - Libby Richardson - Pre printed Stitchery & demonstration with Paint Pencils. 

Christine Lethlean - Textile Artist & demonstrating Free Motion Machine Drawing and Thread Painting. 

Chrissie’s TT

PLUS Mini workshops & demonstrations all included in your $45 entry fee & will be held in our Grand Mechanics Hall right in the centre of Beautiful Ballan. ♥️

Sunday 27th October 

The Quilting Bug - Petals & Patches


Sunday 17th November

Fignberry - Gail Pan Designs


*Sunday 8th December

Needlework Grand Christmas Gathering. 

Sunday December 8th. 

Pop Up Shops - 

Leanne from Petals & Patches

Michele from Chimele Designs & Chrissie’s TT - Christmas Cheer decoration mini kit & demonstrations. 

PLUS Mini workshops & demonstrations all included in your $45 entry fee & will be held in our Grand Mechanics Hall right in the centre of Beautiful Ballan. ♥️





$45 per guest & bookings are essential

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.

$45per person, bookings are essential and held with full payment.

*For THREE dates only in 2024 - you will enjoy all that is great at my Gatherings, yummy generous morning & afternoon teas, bottled water, free raffle tickets & prizes, lucky door prizes, all day tea & coffee………PLUS THREE guest Pop Up shops, mini workshops & demonstrations all included in your $45 entry fee & will be held in our Grand Mechanics Hall right in the centre of Beautiful Ballan. ♥️


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 - ​

Three 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 canceled 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



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. 

Chrissie’s Craft Retreat - Ballan

Bookings are now OPEN for 2024

A gorgeous setting to come and relax & explore what Ballan has to offer. 

You will find a large home that sleeps 10 guests, 5 bedrooms twin share, 3 bathrooms, dinning room, living room with a large kitchen & laundry room too. 

A seperate Craft Studio space with its own kitchen with a tea & coffee station, fridge with milk & bottled water awaiting you, but not forgetting a gift per guest & sweet treats too. 

A seperate bathroom, ironing & cutting stations, scrap box, jars of buttons, light box & extra sewing lights. 

You will also find the following facilities for your enjoyment and relaxation at our property 

• Established gardens set on 2 acres, perfect for a relaxing stroll.

• Indoor swimming pool. (Summer months only)

• BBQ with Alfresco dining area.

• Firepit located in a beautiful garden setting. (Wood provided)

• Complimentary Wi-Fi

• Complimentary Netflix

I look forward to welcoming you & your merry gang to Beautiful Ballan. 

Any further inquiries, price list or to make a booking, please contact me. 

Thanks in advance,

Chrissie 🥰

0408 190 545


Sleeps 10 Guests5 Bedrooms – Twin Share. Check-in time 10.00am & Check-out time 4.00pm (On Availability)
Weekend Rate – 2night/3day

Friday to Sunday - $2140 ($214 x 10) 

Weekday Rate - 3night/4day

Monday to Thursday - $2200 ($220 x 10)

Weekday Rate - 4night/5day

Monday to Friday(12pm checkout) - $2700 ($270 x 10)

Weekly Rate - 6night/7day
Monday to Sunday - $3640 ($364 x 10)

On arrival you will find a gift for each guest in the studio.

The Studio will be set up with an iron & ironing board, light box, scrap basket and a cutting table with mat.

The Studio kitchen will have Tea, Coffee, Milk, Bottled Water and Treats to keep you all hydrated and energy packed.

Terms and Conditions
• Deposit – 25% of total amount payable to secure your booking
• Payment Plan – 4 easy payment plans available with balance due 14 days prior to your stay.Cancellation PolicyShould there be a need to cancel your stay, the following cancellation fees will apply.
• At least 14 days before your stay, 100% of the deposit paid will be returned.
• Between 7-14 days of your stay, 50% of the deposit paid will be forfeited.
• Under 7 days of your stay, the full deposit paid will be forfeited.

Contact Chrissie for more information or to make a booking.

Chrissie’s Timeless Treasures 130B Inglis St, Ballan, 3342

0408 190 545
*Prices are subject to change unless deposits are paid and locked in



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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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Attention ALL Foodies!

Shout out to All the foodies!!

Loukoumades - Greek Donuts!

Can Ballan get any better!!

We might be a small country town, but we’re BIG when it comes to yummy & delicious food options & eateries. 

We & you will be spoilt for choice!!

Like these delicious Greek donuts smothered in maple syrup or chocolate from the Pizza Shop!

Fish & Chips & Chinese Food available from the Take Away Shop. 

A pub meal at the Commercial Hotel. 

Ice cream, shakes, smoothies & sweet treats at Sweet n Sassy. 

Toasties, cakes & giant cookies at Fabulous Flowers. 

Hotdogs & Burgers at Shezza’s Dinner. 

A huge selection of ready to go hot & cold food options at Ballan Country Grocers. 

Fresh Bread at the Bakery. 

Delicious fair at our three cafes - Zest Licensed Cafe, The Tin Plate & Millfields. 

Fresh Fruit & Veg have plenty of healthier options too. 

And then there’s the new kids on the block - Elsie Rose Bakes that have a huge range of daily baked in house deliciousness. 

Spoilt for choice I tell you, but don’t let me be the judge, get yourselves down to Beautiful Ballan and check it out for yourselves. 

Chrissie 💝

Ps And nestled in amongst all the deliciousness you’ll find me!

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Grand Re-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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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



130B Inglis St
Ballan, 3342


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