In today's fast-paced world, it's easy to get lost in the daily routine and forget about the things that truly matter. Whether it's pursuing a hobby or reconnecting with our inner selves, we all need time to slow down and reflect. That's where our crafting retreats come in.

These unique weekend getaways offer the perfect opportunity to disconnect from the distractions of everyday life and focus on what truly matters. Whether you're a scrapbooker, card maker, into quilting or sewing, or just want to start exploring your simply creative side, our crafting retreats offer a safe and nurturing space to explore your passions. From learning new skills to connecting with like-minded individuals, our retreats are designed to help you rediscover your inner creativity and gain a fresh perspective on life. So, if you're looking for a way to reconnect with yourself and your passions, come and join us and book in for one of our scheduled retreats.

Don't miss out on these value packed retreats. I keep the prices low so that you can afford to enjoy yourself affordably. Each retreat is full catered for with wonderful meals, morning and and afternoon tea, supper, fruit and coffee and tea on tap. All you have to bring is your craft items, linen, and clothes. Of course, lollies as we can't craft without something to munch on.

I guarantee you will love my retreats and will want to come time and time again. My retreats are VERY popular, I recommend booking A.S.A.P to avoid disappointment as they book out rather fast.

I also take "private" bookings, this is where you would book the retreat just for your group only ... if you don't see a date here that would suit your group, please let me know and I will try to accommodate We can accommodate a max. of 15 for the smaller retreats. We have various payment methods available to you to make it easy to book your Craft Retreat. We accept the following payment methods and you can pay in installments. * Major Credit Cards * Pay Pal - Including PayPal * Direct Deposit


We can all find immense solace and strength within our crafting community. Through workshops, crafting retreats, or online communities, creatives discover kindred spirits who share their triumphs, setbacks, and creative breakthroughs. The connections formed through sharing our projects and artistic pursuits extend beyond our crafting tables and provide a safe space to share our stories, personal struggles, and triumphs. Be it emotional support, or simply a listening ear, these networks become precious, leading to lifelong friendships that stand the test of time.

This is our community

We run between four to five craft retreats during the year. To find out more about what happens at our retreats including all the deets on the venues and what's provided. Click the button above.

Retreats are quite popular, I recommend booking in advance as they fill up quickly. I also will be running smaller retreats for approximately no more than 15 ladies at Kiah Ridge & Mount Schoenstatt Mulgoa during 2023 and 2024.

Commencing in 2024, deposits / payments for retreats will become non-refundable and ineligible for transfer to alternate retreat dates.


Two Nights $100 or Three nights $150 (Self Catered)

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Mini Retreat Winter Weekend Getaway 14-17 June 2024


The Mad Hatters Craft Party (Plus Alice) Retreat 15-18 Aug - Deposit only


The Mad Hatters Craft Party (Plus Alice) Retreat - 2 Nights


The Mad Hatters Craft Party (Plus Alice) Retreat - 3 Nights



Two Nights Single Room $370.00 Two Nights Shared Room $310.00

Hello Spring Craft Retreat Deposit 6-8 Sept 2024 $50.00


Hello Spring Craft Retreat Payments 6-8 Sept 2024


Artful Escape - Weekend Getaway Craft Retreat 19-22 September 2024


Steampunk Soiree Craft Retreat November 2024 Deposit


Steampunk Soiree Retreat 15-18 November 2024 (Two Nights)


Steampunk Soiree Retreat 15-18 November 2024 (Three Nights)

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Craft Retreats Reviews

All our retreaters have the best things to say about Scrap of Your Life Retreats!
I had a great Birthday/Scrapbooking weekend with all the girls at our table. Plenty of laughs and the food was excellent. Learnt some more things along the way too, which is always a bonus. Plenty of Birthday wishes all around, so my weekend was perfect. I absolutely loved the music videos as all the music was from my younger years. (Wanted to be a flower child in my youth...) The only drawback was that I was watching the screen instead of getting more pages done. But I'm not complaining, what better way to celebrate another milestone in life. Thank you for everything, everyone.
Joan Mckenzie
March 16, 2023
Great retreat. Excellent venue, really good food, clean, comfortable accommodation.
Julie did a great job organising and providing lots of demos and challenges. Lovely group of ladies. Would definitely recommend to any scrap bookers. Good value for money. I’ll definitely be coming back.
Kristie Sciacca
February 29, 2023
Best Crafting Retreat Ever Feb 22
Scrap Of Your Life is amazing. It is a small family run business right here in our own backyard. Julie is passionate about her craft and loves sharing it with others. When Julie puts on a retreat, you get a real treat, from little surprises when you arrive to amazing stock she brings with her as well the fun challenges you can do whilst you are there. I love how if there is a particular item you are after Julie will order it for you if she doesn't have it in stock. Since discovering Scrap of Your Life 4 years ago I was welcomed with open arms and have made some lovely friendships within this beautiful crafting family. Thank you Julie for all the hard work you do for us xxx
Amanda Serena Smith
February 28, 2022