Friday, November 30, 2012

15 Minutes of Play Blog Tour + Giveaway


Thanks for stopping by the Jolly Jabber while we get our creative juices flowing with a new book! Victoria Findlay Wolfe is an inspiring quilter, lover of color, scrap queen and now accomplished author. We are excited to tell you a bit about 15 Minutes of Play, her very first book, which will help you to fuel your creativity with scrap piecing.


Victoria urges creatives to dedicate 15 minutes each day to play. Take 15 minutes to play with your scraps, and you may end up with something amazing. This "playtime" will cultivate your creativity and keep you inspired.


What if you are drawing a blank when you sit down for your 15 minute playtime? Victoria has laid out 11 challenge exercises to get you started and to strengthen your creative muscles. Use Victoria's challenges, ideas and inspirational quilts to start a creative journey.


We are giving away a copy of 15 Minutes of Play to one lucky Jolly Jabber reader! Leave a comment below letting us know how much time you dedicate to creating.  Winners in the US will receive a hard copy of the book and international winners will receive an ebook. The winner will be chosen December 12th. Good luck! 



Be sure to follow along the rest of the tour to learn more about 15 Minutes of Play!


189 comments:

Jamie Lee said...

This book looks amazing! I spend about 2 hours sewing at night after the kids go to bed.

Stina Blomgren said...

OHHHHH.... I NEED THIS!!!!!!
Havent crafted and not being creative for almost 1 1/2 years...so this is IT!!! Maybe it can help me on the way to creativity land again!!!!!;0)))

Exuberant Color said...

I try to create something every day, so anywhere from a half hour to 4 hours a day most days.

needle and nest said...

I usually try to sneak in as much sewing time as possible... sometimes it's only a half hour, other times I can get in as much as two hours after the kids are asleep. Right now, though, with a new baby I'm not getting much sewing time in. :)

55 said...

How much time I physically spend creating depends on what other things I have on my plate. But, I'm always creating in my head!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I create nearly every day in one way or another. I am lucky to be retired and have the time now because when I worked I went for weeks without creating.

Jodi said...

If I don't sew/create AT LEAST 15 minutes every day, I get grumpy! Not nice, but thems the facts!

babiesdoc said...

I have 15 minutes most days
and would love to make a quilt like the grey one that you show

Carol Sc said...

The amount of time I actually spend in creative activity varies from day to day --- but, I spend a lot of time "thinking" about what I will do, when the time opens up!
quiltschon@att.net

Anonymous said...

I get into my studio anywhere from daily to several times a week...and into my journal every day. I would love to win Victoria's book!

Andrea in Minnesota

Olivia Kuebler said...

I am now a "kept" woman so I spend hours a day playing in my studio. I am spoiled. Sometimes I get an idea in my head and am so excited about it that I have to stop what I'm doing and try it immediately. I quilt, hook rugs, embroider, knit, crochet, etc. I have a great life.

Pamela S. said...

What a great giveaway - count me in! To answer your question I create every day. If it isn't quilting then its photography ~

Bari B said...

Unfortunately I don't spend nearly enough time creating! I am too busy getting customer quilts done and being a mom and a wife. That is precisely why I need this book! I need inspiration and to remember how to play. Ever been "too busy" to play? That would be me!

Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Debra Phillips said...

I work graveyard shift and am stuck to a chair until someone talks to me so I spend most of my evenings either hand piecing or drooling over fabrics and patterns, impatient until I can start the next project!

Stacey Lucas said...

I spend a few hours a night in my craft/sewing room. I want to spend more! Lovely blog and thanks for the chance to win Victoria's book. It is on my Santa list.

Sonia B said...

I so need this inspiration. I'm a nap-time quilter . . . that hour or so between when the 2-year-old goes down and the other kiddos get home from school is a sanity saver. Thanks for the chance.

Janice said...

Bom dia,
gostaria muito de participar deste sorteio e aprender a criar 15 minutos por dia.
abs,

Jean said...

This should be a very inspirational book for those who love and use scraps to make quilts to help others.

Jean
jetanner@gmail.com

RoseofSharonStudio said...

I try to create a little everyday, and some days all day. On my breaks at work. For an hour after everyone has gone to bed. Or a few minutes here and there when I am working on a clients quilt.
I would love to win Victoria's book, what inspiration!

Dawn said...

Right now, I spend 8 or more hours a day trying to get my Christmas sewing done! :)

Ruth said...

I work at something creative almost every day. Sometimes on more than one thing at a time as the ideas come.

57cfb65c-1a0e-11e2-85b6-000bcdcb471e said...

Now THIS is a book that would be a welcome addition to help boost creative quilts! The concept is awesome...it would be just the boost I need for inspirtation!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Thanks for this chance. I sew or hand quilt for an easy 5-6 hours a day;as a rule. Now there are days here and there that this doesn't happen....like grandchildren visiting..lol

Crickets Corner said...

I am retired so have all the time I want to create. I do get bored with projects so I have learned to create the vision and jump on it and get it finished so I can get to the next one.

JaneB said...

I try to start each day doing a little sewing, but of course I can't always get it done. I'm often thinking about creating so I guess that musing time would also count.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Lately I've been slow to start anything, not sure what that's about, but before this funk I was spending an hour or two at my machine!
Thank you for the chance

Phyllis said...

I'm a little burned out on the creative part. I think I need a little help!

Elsa said...

These last few months I've been spending a lot of time being creative. Besides sewing I also knit, so when I'm not doing one I'm doing the other ~ I'd say a good portion of my day is dedicated!

Gill said...

Not enough!
Maybe a couple of hours a day!

Donna W said...

My "creating" time varies from day to day, but I do it every day. I may not get to my sewing machine every day, but I always have some handwork to work on. It might be applique, embroidery or maybe completing the binding on a quilt

Mommarock said...

It depends on the day. But the true answer is not nearly enough!! I get distracted by the housework on some days, and on others I just sit and stitch all day long.

AnnettePaxman said...

I love this concept! It is perfect for a busy mother, wife and quilter!

Becky G said...

Week nights i spend half an hour to 2hours on sewing, knitting or embroidery. Weekends i am home, 4-6 hours, per day. If out of town, maybe 2 hours/ day with handwork. Now, what i would like to add is more creative, design, experimenting time. I am not as quilt by number as i was, but am not courageous as i would like to be. I think this book will help me become more adventurous. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Lis said...

If I'm not at work I'm creating, whether planning in my head or actually working with my hands. I keep my busy busy busy!
lisamcgriff@hotmail dot com

Robin (noteverstill/noteversewing) said...

I try to get a few hours in every weekend, but not much during the week.

B Greene said...

I probably spend at least an hour a day sewing (sometimes much more), but I think I really need to loosen up and be more creative. This book sounds amazing!!! Thanks for teh chance to win!

Wendy said...

Thanks for this opportunity. Looks like a great book.
Wendy

Golden Girl said...

I love the concept of your book. :). I love fabric and all of the creativity I see from my fellow quilters. I try to stop buying fabric and books and then someone like you comes along with another good idea. I move my fabric around from one storage bin to another, look in quilt magazines and catalogs and shop online every day. The next thing I know my quilt friends want to go fabric shopping again :) The end products are absolutely wonderful. Thank you for sharing your ideas.:)

Little Ella Lu said...

I try to sew a bit each day, doesn't always happen but when it does it usually ends up being at least half an hour.

Linda said...

HI! LIKE TO SPEND A COUPLE HOURS EACH AFTERNOON! HAPPY STITCHING TO ALL! THANKS FOR A GREAT GIVEAWAY!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Lorraine said...

I have to sew something or craft everyday or I don't feel like i did anything. Even when I worked a full time job. I probably sew at least 4 hours a day. But shhh! don't tell the hub I sneak a bit more out after he goes to bed. LOL

lynaeve said...

I spend about 30 minutes a week lately. I wish I had more.

Lisa Marie said...

I spend several hours each day. It's my favorite thing to do.

Monica said...

Lately I dedicate nap time to crafting so 1-2 hours a day.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I am not sure how much time I spend creating but I do sew/quilt at least 3 hours a day normally does that count :)
would love a copy of Victoria's book

Kathryn said...

I try to get to my sewing room for at least an hour a day. even at that, I don't make a dent in my stash. I'd love to try some of Victoria's ideas.

Lia's Handmades said...

Awesome, that would put all the tons of scraps to a very good use! :D

Sew Simple Life said...

I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I spend at least 2 hours a day sewing, and more on the weekends. And when I'm not doing that I'm usually online looking for inspiration and patterns...

Kathy MacKie said...

Being retired I am not under any time restrictions so can do as much as 6 hrs a day, lucky me!

Anonymous said...

Each day is different. Sometimes I spend most of the day creating and quilting and other days, unfortunately, it's hard to fit it into my schedule.
wlinda_ca(at)yahoo.com

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

I create in spurts. One hour here, another hour there, but seldom 15 mins. because if I sit down to 15 mins. I'll end up doing an hour or so.

Jenny said...

as much as possible! whether that is 6 minutes or 6 hours! i try to get to my sewing room everyday.

Mina said...

I try to dedicate time each day to creating - its my special time after work

StarFond said...

I try to sew once a week but am looking for ideas all week long! Thanks for the chance to win the book.

Ellen said...

I hope I win this book, I have such a love for your work but cant seem to figure out how to do it!

Anonymous said...

Book looks like lots of fun! Right now, I'm drowning in scraps..would love to read about creative ways to use them!
June08816@aol.com

Reader Owl said...

my creative sewing time varies so much, from none to a couple hours in a day. I enjoy the 15 minutes a day blog and am sure I'd enjoy the book!

Gertie Pye said...

On a good day with both kids in school I will sew all day and do 6 hours. However if either of them is ill I get absolutely nothing done! On average I probably sew an hour a night. Thanks for the giveaway chance x

Becky said...

I do creative things, but don't work at increasing my creativity. This is definitely one book that I'd love to read and study.

Allison C said...

I'm really happy with an hour a day, but typically it is every other day or every two days.

Pamela said...

I try to be creative every day, at least 1/2 hour. Thank you for this great giveaway - crossing my fingers I'm the lucky winner!!

Julie in WA said...

Oh, my. Actual sewing time is minimal per day, but I consider creative time to be when I am surfing quilt blogs, drawing ideas on slips of paper, printing patterns with particular stash fabrics in mind, devouring quilt magazines and cutting out pictures of 'some day quilts'. For these kind of activites I would say an hour and a half a day!

PippaP said...

I try to sew twice a week in the day for 3-4 hours and then slip in 30 mins here and there

cinzia said...

What Victoria suggests is so DO-ABLE!! I try to dedicate as much time as possible everyday to being creative.

ritainalaska said...

being older and alone and somewhat limited in my activities, i have lots of time for handcrafting ... i enjoy my quilting and knitting particularly and do a number of other crafty things as the mood strikes.

Meg said...

During the week, there's just not much time for creating, so I save up all that energy for my days off. Weekends are usually sew-a-thons, and the heck with housework!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Sounds like a great book that I need. There is never enough time to sew but at home when sewing on my own maybe just an hour on up.

Thank you for an awesome giveaway and the chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

teachpany said...

I spend quite a bit of time playing. It's not just sewing, but looking at quilts, reading blogs, and more. All of that keeps me going.

barbara woods said...

every moment i can thanks for the giveaway

Jeanne said...

Looks like a great inspiration book! Thanks for the contest ~
Jeanne

supersara20 said...

I don't make myself sew any amount because then it isn't as fun. If I feel like it that day, I do, if not, I don't! When I do though, its a few hours at least.

Ellen Pruett said...

I may go a day or 2 (at most) not creating anything. I always look forward to Friday nights and spending time in my sewing room. Together, my 9 year old daughter and I have a blast making totes, dresses, etc. Creating something new is a great way for us to bond!!!

Gail said...

I try to dedicate at least an hour a day to crafting something! I really love creating new fabric from scraps. This book looks super inspiring and I sure hope I win!!!

wordmama said...

I always love seeing what Victoria comes up with. I'd love to try her techniques for myself. Thanks for the entry.

Kris

SIMPLESEW said...

I usually spend the evening, say apx 5 hrs.. I dont have kids at home and I dont work, so I have alot of time. I get my mojo going by doing several crafts, I may cross-stitch, quilt, embroidery, or work with a new technique all in one day, if I am in a slump, I will iron and fold my fabric or sort scraps, I love to make scrap blocks to relax me..

Nancy said...

Temporarily I'm unable to sew b/c of surgery. But I look at my fabric and dream about my next project. It's a form of play, too. I can easily take an hour every day to play. When I'm back to "normal" I suspect I'll both play and work for several hours each day.

Thanks for offering a copy of the book as a giveway.

Laurie Parrack said...

Wow what a wonderful book. I try to spend at least one hour everyday creating and sewing. Some days if I miss my time to create and sew I get grouchy, so I will spend extra time the next day. I always have a graph pad and pencils on my table in case while doing something else a design or idea hits me, I can write it down.

Johanna said...

When I can, I spend two hours in the afternoon while the kids are at school.

maureen said...

I am just not able to do much quilting during the week. Between, school, tutoring, family...I'm too drained to get much creativity going. The weekends are when I get time to sew. This book looks like just the ticket to get my creative juices flowing again!

Mummy Quilts said...

I usually spend an hour or two playing a day. More if my baby sleeps more! hahah.
Thanks for offering up a copy as a giveaway! It looks like a great book!

Linda said...

I try to spend at least 2 hours a day sewing.

Ella said...

I try to sew an average of an hour a day.

Rachelle said...

During the week a couple of hours a day minimum while the boys are at school, weekends are a different matter.

Mull3g said...

Never enough! I would love to try some new ways of creating. thanks.

Queenie Believe said...

I do most my creating on the weekends as I work full time and have a 2 hour daily commute. Sometimes in the evenings when a project is needing hand work I will squeeze that in during TV time :o)
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Lisa E said...

Are you talking about THINKING of creating or ACTUAL creating? I think about creating quite a bit but don't really get around to devoting enough time to it. I'm lucky if I get in 5-10 hours/week.

Rosa said...

I need help and this book looks great.

Barb in Mi said...

I don't spend nearly enough time being creative, probably about 1 hour a night. Thank you!

patricia said...

The brain is always in gear but most creative in the shower or dusting.Would love to say 24/7 but just will take any opportunity that I can.

Andrea @ Sew Divertimento said...

I try to create 30 minutes a day! As life gets in the way it doesn't always happen, but I'm always sketching or writing down ideas. This book looks fantastic! Thanks for the giveaway!

Janet said...

Love creating quick gifts, but probably like most I don't spend enough time creating. Seems like I'm a little bit slow in this fast-paced world we live in, but a little bit of inspiration from your giveaway would definitely help!

Lyn said...

In terms of creative hobbies, anything from 0-3 hours/day. I do get to be creative at work too, but in a computerish sort of way!

Rachell said...

Sounds like fun! I often don't get much done because I think 15 minutes just doesn't seem like enough time to get anything done. And yet, I've learned that I need to plan and break up my work in chunks.
I steal a few minutes anytime I can, by looking through magazines, browsing blogs with my iPhone, cutting patches while playing puzzles, making and cutting stencils or foundations. Most of my time is after I put the boys to bed, so 2-4 hours in the evenings.

Anonymous said...

This bood looks interesting. I try to sew something every day. So I would SAY 1 - 2 Hours a day.
jillfroelich@yahoo.com

Sandi1100 said...

This book looks like a lot of fun! I try to sew every day. I have not tried to design my own project but have been thinking about trying. thanks for the chance to win.

hueisei said...

Love the book. I will spend few hours on weekend for sewing :D

Ginger said...

Since I have little kids at home I get a few minutes here and there. 15 minutes at one time sounds like heaven.

ginger c at gmail dot com

Karen said...

I've been following this blog hop and I sat down and played for about 2 hrs. last night and got a snack mat made and quilted. Tried out a new ruler and just used scraps. Even got to try a different fmq pattern in each block using my new machine.
Playing is fun!!

Donna said...

Unfortunately I don't get near as much time to create as I need. Family comes first so I snatch whatever few minutes here and there that I can. Usually I'm pretty satisfied with what I get done in the time I have.660

Annette S said...

I go long spells not quilting at all but when I am into a project, I work on it daily. But I think creating can mean gardening, cooking, etc.
Thanks for a chance to win Victoria's book!

GG said...

Love to create mid morning. This looks like a neat book. Thanks for the chance to win!

Judy1522 said...

This looks like a fun book. I average probably about 2 hours a day in my sewing/craft room.

Reen said...

I try to spend at least an hour a day creating, mostly sewing. Would love to have this book!

Linda said...

I love using my tiniest scraps to create blocks for Scrap Quilts so this book would be fabulous for me to win. Thanks for the super Giveaway. Linda on travjonuk@yahoo.com

Catskill Quilter said...

I usually sew for 3 to 5 hours a day, but I often forget to set aside time to play and improvise -- this book looks wonderful!

Karen M said...

I try to sew a couple of hours a day, but really any time is good and as much aspossible! Thankyou for this giveaway.

Elizabeth said...

When I don't have a specific project I want to work on but have a few minutes to sew, I love to pull out my scraps and play. Victoria has inspired me to "create fabric" with my scraps. Thanks for sharing.

Margaret said...

I so want this book. I sew on average four to five hours a day. Sometimes more and sometimes less.

Dawn Voegeli said...

Oh, I should do more? Probably an hour a week. I LOVE playing with my fabric!
gigiv13@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I have not quilted in a long time what with working full time but I am getting back into it as it is relaxing
VHarrah[at]aol[dot]com

lovetostitch said...

I would love to learn how Victoria separates or chooses her scraps to make new fabric - my improv blocks just don't look as exciting. Thank you for the opportunity for this book! It's on my list!

Abbigail said...

I may not sew for days and then some days I sew all day! I work 12 hour swing shifts so it's hard to sew any when I'm working.
hulseybg at gmail dot com

hafza said...

If creating idea comes I would only take about an hour to get all materials needed and sew everything together. Usually looking for the right scraps takes longer than sewing ... my sewing room is in a mess!!

Mary said...

I would love to win this book. I spend anywhere from 10 minutes to 4 hours a day in my sewing room playing with fabric.

giddy99 said...

If I'm traveling (which is often), I make sure I take handwork for the airport and hotel. On the weekends, I try to make SOMETHING with the machine, even if it's just an hour spent sewing.

barb said...

I would love this book sometimes i get quilters block and need to be inspired. Thank you for such great giveaways

Emily C said...

I don't give much time to it at all right now. I just work on something if an idea hits me while i'm working on something else.

Francis Paul said...

what a great book! I create about 1 hour a day, sometimes more, sometimes less :-)

Amy, Pauline and James said...

To create something daily is a big part of my life and the effect has trickled down to my children. They recently received their own sewing machine so I could have a chance to use mine, again! They will be displaying and selling their creative goodies at an upcoming craft fair!

tesuque said...

I spend time thinking creatively while waiting in the checkout line, as a passenger in the car, etc. Hands-on creating is currently limited to a couple of hours a week.

Jean said...

I would dedicate all day if I could, it is frustrating being interrupted (especially when it's the dog)

Shar said...

I spend everyday sewing or quilting. I coming up with new ideas every minute of everyday. Even when I'm out I look for patterns in things.

Patty said...

I've had health problems lately so I don't get to sew as much as I'd like to. But ususally I do most of my sewing on the weekend.

Marcia W. said...

Heath issues have kept me from actual sewing and making as much as I want in the last few months (used to be at least 15-20 hours / week and more often about 30 hours). So, I spend most of my time out of bed reading, dreaming, talking, or doodling about quilts... and a little bit of time making some softies for Christmas. It's about 10 hours a week right now.

annemarie said...

I try to squeeze in an hour a day but it can be difficult to do so.

vwlady said...

As much as possible. Sometimes 8-10 hours a day! Others only a couple of hours!

Nancy Angerer said...

Right now I am spending all afternoon daylight hours in order to get some Christmas gifts done.

Cecilia said...

I try to sew for at least 30 minutes each day. I don't always get to, but at least I have a goal.

lag123 said...

This book is on my wishlist!!Right now, I am only getting in an hour or two of sewing on the weekends.

lag110 at mchsi dot com

Richard Healey said...

I average about 3 hours of sewing per day.

Sherri I said...

I don't know how creative I am, that's why I need the book!

tba247(at)hotmail(dot)com

Beth said...

Because I have lupus, my energy levels wax and wane, as does the amount of time I spend creating. I spend a lot of time each day thinking about quilting, though, which I think helps me creatively and emotionally. That is one aspect of quilting I love: even when I'm not at my machine or working with fabric, I'm growing creatively.

Two Girls and a Garden said...

As of right now my creativity has all been with school work. I am back in college and carrying 18 credits! LOL I have been doing little projects and those are working for me. Would love this book as I workj alot with crumbs and scraps.

Jeneta said...

Play time? Not much!

Amy Losordo said...

In an ideal world..at least 15 minutes per day after work but then I make more mistakes during the weekday. I think this 15 minute of play would be a great way to spend my 15 minutes per day of quilting -making it a productive week.

Aliceart said...

i wish I could create every day, but since I can't, I'm at least planning ever day. I'd like to adopt the 15 min a day idea, but haven't made it work yet.

Pam G. said...

Wow- I could really use this book to "jumpstart" me-it looks amazing and playing is right up my alley. Most of my pursuits involve creating in one way or another-I wish I could somehow make exercise appealing and creative as I need that and hate it. I want to win!
I love and adore color and it looks a good way to do some playing with it before total commitment.

Bonnie said...

I do something creative every day. I am not happy if I can't have a needle in my hand.

quiltma said...

I try to spend 1 hr in my sewing room daily but do not always manage it.

Anita said...

I spend a few hours each week trying to create something, even if it's just rearranging fabric and projects. Thanks for the giveaway!

Beezus said...

Sometimes it's easy to let the day slip away without taking that 15 minutes to be creative. I started keeping a set of pencils and paper by the bed so that if nothing else, I can sketch out a quick idea before heading to the land of Nod. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Julie said...

I spend a little bit of every morning before I go to work in my sewing room. Sometimes all I get done is setting up for the next time I can sit down and sew.

Jeanne Gwin said...

I am always in creative mode. I see possibility everywhere and have taken to keeping a small journal on hand to write down the inspirations I have.

Steph M said...

Unfortunately I don't get a lot of sewing time during the week....although in my mind there is creativity going on. I try to get a couple of hours at the end of the week. This looks like a GREAT book!
Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Jeanne said...

I aim for some creative time every day -- I get cranky if I don't get at least something accomplished!
I'd love to win a copy of the book.
Thanks ~ Jeanne

Darling Jill Quilts said...

I try to be creative everyday, even if I am only thinking about what I would be doing if I weren't at work! lol

Michelle Lelevier said...

I commute 1-1/2 hours each way to work. I sew on the weekends and whenever I need to "calm" down. I have 15 minutes a day, if I had some help... like a book by Victoria.

Jitka Oherová, Czech Repubic said...

It is a very good idea to use scraps. I always use my fabric as a scraps.

trudys_person said...

I don't spend enough time creating, but this is really inspiration to make room for it every day! Thank you and Victoria!

Lyudmila Afanasyeva said...

I try to sew every day, at least several minutes. Or draw patterns, or look at fabrics and other's works at blogs:) Inspiration is also a part of creating:)

9patchnurse said...

I sew as much as I can every weekend and on weekdays if I have a day off. If I'm not sewing, I am hanging in the sewing room thinking about it.

Vesuviusmama said...

I spend some time creating nearly every day, although not nearly as much as I'd like. I keep hand sewing projects with me for waits in doctors offices or school pick up lines or during my lunch break, so that usually gives me about 15 minutes per day. On really good days, I also get an hour or two of time in my sewing room.

Denny1600 said...

Not enough! Working many hours takes its toll on creative time.

Mindelicious said...

This time of year, it's hours every day And if you include making meals, gosh, then it's practically all I do! Thanks for the chance!

Sallie said...

A couple of hours each week. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Terry said...

As much as I possibly can! My fingers always need to be doing something. Thanks for the chance to win!
Terry

mjb said...

It depends on how much the baby is sleeping! But it definitely helps to have my projects broken up into little chunks where I can see progress each day.

teachpany said...

I spend lots of time planning, but not as much just playing. This sounds like fun. I do play, but not 15 minutes a day.

Quilting Babcia said...

Now that I'm retired I'm finally finding more time to quilt - some days for several hours, others only an hour or so. But creative play - I've always considered myself to not be very creative, so perhaps this book is just what I need! Thanks for the giveaway!

the girlfriend gap said...

I am trying to sew everyday. Sometimes it happens sometimes it doesn't. I would like to spend at least 2 hours a day in my sewing room. Victoria's book looks inspiring. I have been following her 15 Minutes blog. Thank you for a chance to win her book. Janita

Barb in MI said...

Thanks for the chance to receive on of Victoria's books. I learned about her type of "play" from an on-line donations quilt group - love it!

Debbie said...

Thanks for showing some great photos from Victoria's book. I make sure to do something related to my creativity every day. Could be from a few minutes to several hours. But, it's important to get at least some time in.

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

That's one useful book to make use of my scraps. :-)

Darlene B said...

It's hard to say how much time I spend creating....does it count when I'm dreaming of quilting while I'm at work? :)

Hope to win this great book!

Anne said...

I work in my studio everyday but need to make more time to actually sew instead of just thinking about sewing. Love the idea of the book. Sounds like a greta way to start off the new year.

Stephanie C. said...

I spend quite a bit of time creating but not much time "playing." This book looks great though!

Sharon said...

I'm very creaive in whatever I do (decorating for parties, gifts, cards, etc.) but I don't spend any dedicated time for just playing and i REALLY want to start. I think that'll be my New Year's resolution for me!

patty a. said...

I am creating any time I am not at my job or sleeping. I always have something in process!

Heather Bassett said...

hopefully about an hour a day - but that would be on average over a week.

Farm Quilter said...

I usually spend 4-10 hours a day in my quilting room. I am a longarm quilter so most of the time I am working on customer's quilts. Maybe this book would encourage me to sew a bit every day for me!

Mary Ann said...

I have a newborn so right now maybe an hour a week. I hope to get back to more soon.

virgdale said...

How much fun is this!!

Beth Strand said...

Two to three hours a day when I can...sometimes less but joyfully sometimes more! (pbstrand@msn.com)

jrt14 said...

Currently I am spending a few hours a day working on creative gift ideas for Christmas, but normally it is not very much time at all.

noga quilts said...

At the moment I'm so busy with other thinga so no time for creating... Hope to get back to quilting and spend at least 3 hours a day

James P said...

Not as much as I want to! Just a few hours on a Saturday or Sunday. But I'm working on it.....perhaps this book will help with that dedication.

AP said...

I've been out of it for a few months. But hoping to get back now that basketball season has started. My husband watches the game and I sit and sew :-) I'd like to try out 15 minutes of play!

Judy said...

The book is amazing and looks like it would challenge me to get out of my box. Thanks!

Carmen Nuland said...

Not as much time as I'd like. I work full-time and have a toddler I miss like crazy when I'm gone, so we play until she goes to bed. I often get only an hour or two a week to craft. Thanks for the chance to win!

Nancy Sue said...

Only several hours a week, hands on. Brain on...oh, about 10 hours thinking, yearning, doodling.

Tami C said...

I try to spend about a half hour most days being creative in one way or another with my quilting. I'm fairly new to quilting as I waited until I retired to start. Other than cooking and cleaning and other things around the house, quilting is my only outlet. I spend a lot of time looking through things having to do with quilting on the computer. I would love to win the book & have some time away from the computer to read about my favorite topic! Thanks for the chance to win.

TheStylishHome said...

I try to commit about 4 hours a night when the kids go to bed... doesn't always happen, but feels great when it does!

Carol Sews said...

I try to create 2 times a week. Sometimes it's a couple hours, sometimes a half a day. It's always a possibility it I have a few extra hours.

jshipp said...

This book looks like fun!

Lisa said...

I try for 30 minutes 3-4 times a week but find that I can stretch it to an hour or 2 now and then! Looks like a great book.

valerie boudier said...

Book looks lovely - I'd like to win it

C said...

I spend as much time as I possibly can in the studio.

AllisonCBayerLongarmerTX said...

Thank you for the chance to enter this contest. I sew in the morning for 30 minutes if we don't walk on the trail by our home. For sure after longarming all day either before or after dinner. Fav is Quilt Cam with Bonnie Hunter; I get so much done!! Have a Merry Christmas!!

Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

Not as much as wish an hour or so a day