Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Sunday at Sewjourn!

I was recently lucky enough to win a day for myself and a friend at Sewjourn. Sewjourn is a crafty retreat in the lovely, peaceful town of Lancefield. It's only an hour's drive from Melbourne (that makes it nearly three hours from me). If you want to have a get together with a bunch of crafty friends, you can book the 4 bedroom cottage and stay the weekend, whilst you use the nearby studio to craft and socialise.

I took my mum with me, and we left my place nice and early to arrive at Sewjourn at 9:30am. Upon our arrival, we were greeted with tea and coffee and scones with home made jam and whipped cream. This was followed by some crafting and lots of chatter whilst we checked out each other's crafty activities. I found this lady's work to be very interesting. There was also some needle-turn appliqué and garment sewing as well as some knitting.

We were then treated to a lovely lunch in the cottage, then back to the studio for some more crafting and chatter. It was nice to wander around and see what others were doing and some little tips were picked up along the way. My project (more about that later) was the perfect size for the day as I completed it just before afternoon tea, where we were treated to more scones and some delicious lemon slice before packing up and heading home.

I had a great day out, and really enjoyed being able to craft without having to deal with kids or housework at all (although I did think about the kids a fair bit during the day - but not the housework!). I would jump at the opportunity to go back there one day soon, but maybe for a whole weekend because six hours of driving is a bit much in one day.


  1. Sounds like you had an awesome day, and a great opportunity to go with your mum. I have heard so many great things about Sewjourn and I am glad you found it to be so.

  2. It was great to meet you and your mum there!

  3. I remember when you won this (because I was insanely envious (lol)) It looks like such a lovely environment and I'm glad you had a beautiful time with your mum! How sweet of you to take your mum! I must visit there sometime :) Thanks for sharing :)

  4. oh you lucky girl! what a heavenly day away from the family and you're a sweet daughter for taking your mum!


  5. What an awesome day out. Definitely go back for a weekend... six hours is a lot of driving!


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