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.
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.