So excited to be hosting a great giveaway today from Drawstrings by Wanda Styrsky of Re-inventing Mother! Wanda is a faithful Carrots reader and an all-around lovely gal.
Wanda recently started selling her handmade bags and they are beautiful. She chooses the cutest fabrics and I can personally attest to the fact that they are sturdy and well-made because this adorable bag has survived being used by my children for over a week and is still in perfect condition (I know! Wonders never cease!).
There are endless possibilities for how you might use a Drawstrings bag, but Lucy needed something to keep her little ballet things in so that I wouldn’t be finding tutus under the couch that escaped from dress-up time.
Not that things like tutus ever get lost under the couch for weeks at a time at OUR house where things are always SHIP SHAPE (ahem). But say I was the sort of housekeeper who lost things under the couch…this bag would certainly come in handy. Also, it has a little “grab and go handle” for hanging it up and that makes my heart sing:
Lucy thinks her Drawstrings bag is pretty wonderful and can you even handle that little toddler ballerina belly?
And from the lovely way her Drawstrings bag was packaged when it arrived in the mail, I have a feeling that Wanda isn’t the sort of person who tosses her daughter’s birthday present in a grocery bag, throws some tissue paper on top and says, TA DA! (Yes, I am that sort of person. Sorry, Gwen. Nobody remembers their first birthday, right? Just say yes to make me feel better.)
Wanda’s bags come in sizes small to large, so they can be used for much more than keeping your dress-up clothes handy. The large sizes would make lovely laundry bags, the small sizes would be ideal for jewelry, hair things, or makeup.
And Drawstrings are a big hit with you crafty folk out there in need of knitting bags. I think Drawstrings would also be the perfect bag to keep children’s Mass items in. (We let our kids take religious board books and picture books, rosaries, holy cards, etc to look at during Mass to help with the wiggles.) And a Drawstrings rosary bag is even in the works!
And for the giveaway! Wanda is kindly offering one of her small Drawstrings bags to a lucky Carrots reader! You can choose any of the bags from her Etsy site and if you’d like a different fabric, Wanda will help you find what you are looking for and make a custom bag just for you. Just enter in the rafflecopter below! (If you’re using a feed reader, you may need to click over to the actual site to see the giveaway widget.)
And from today (June 2nd) through Friday, June 6th, Wanda is offering a 15% discount for Carrots readers on any bag on her Etsy site (and like the giveaway prize, if you don’t see a fabric you like, just message Wanda through Etsy and she will make a custom bag for you!). The coupon code is: CARROTS2
Disclosure: Drawstrings is a Carrots sponsor and the bag I reviewed and the giveaway prize were complimentary. As always, I only promote products that I use, love, and am excited to share! You can find out about sponsoring a giveaway or advertising with me on my advertising page or contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I love the one with the purple, aqua, and lime green flowers!
patty bl says
I’m in need of a knitting bag. This would be just the thing!
The black and white bag with pink at the top is adorable!
Sarah Mosk says
I love the red polka dots and the one that has the fabric in red, black, and white!
I always love your posts! Those bags are adorable and I would really like to win one!
Mandi @ Messy Wife, Blessed Life says
I like the orange and white flowers on grey background.
Andi at Bringing the Sunshine says
I wear running shorts and T-shirts about 95% of the time but I’m a total sucker for cute bags!
I like the one with sort of folksy flowers on a white background with a tan top and red drawstrings
Ooh, the big red and brown flower one is so cheerful! They are very cute indeed.
So many cute options! I love the soft blue and white polka dot and also the grey floral.
These bags look perfect for when I get out to the local Farmer’s Market! Light-weight and durable.
Who could choose just one! I love teal and the one with the teal scheme, flowers on top, dots inside…it calls to me
Kathy H says
Love the pink one with little black and white flowers and pink polka dots around the top! My toddler would love a little bag all her own!
Hannah Jasmine says
I love this fabric combo: https://www.etsy.com/listing/190729488/drawstring-bag?ref=shop_home_active_8
But also https://www.etsy.com/listing/189873749/drawstring-bag-with-lining-and-grab-and?ref=shop_home_active_21 and https://www.etsy.com/listing/187868618/drawstring-bag?ref=shop_home_active_14
I like fabric too much!
Emily Barnes says
I’m a big fan of the royal blue dot/square pattern with the lighter blue top. I think it is something that will transition well as my son grows.
I like the red, white, and blue with flowers and polka dots!
A mass bag….I love it! A place to keep “special” toys that only go to mass. Hope we win! *fingers crossed*
Christine Ziegler says
Oh how cute! I love bags!
love the black with white swirl design and gold top!! would LOVE to WIN!!
Sarah Miceli says
Love the citrus bag!
I love the bag with the lemons and limes!
Ruth Anne says
They’re all so cute. I liked the paisley prints with the black&red polka dots (this one: https://www.etsy.com/listing/191322003/this-is-the-fabric-for-a-medium-bag-to?ref=shop_home_active_13 )
Laura Mike says
Love the bags and would love the chance to win one!
Sarah Mason says
I would love to win one of these! I like the one on the second page, second row, first item. It has green, dark blue, and light blue flowers with an off white background on the main section. On top of that is a blue section with dark blue swirls. There are white polka dots on a green background on the inside of the bag and green stings. Thanks!
Emily Jacobs says
Drawstring bags are so sweet and girly! I’d love to win!
Love anything with aqua and orange in it!
Emily Jacobs says
LOVE this fabric/color combo!
My favorite is the gray and orange with floral print and polk dots:)
I love the black and red one (material to make a medium one)
Carrie M says
I love the brightest color combo!
I love the on with a grey background and orange flowers.
I would love one of these bags for my makeup!
I can’t help but love the one you have best. Is it because I think it will make me more like you??? 😀
Lucy’s bag is definitely my favorite, especially for a sweet little girl! (Though my little girl’s mama would not shy away from carrying that bag either!) What a lovely product. Fun!
The one with the gypsyish florals on white background, with tan top and red strings, is absolutely adorable. <3 I'm in much need of a new handicraft bag. God bless!
Oh! I just love bags! And I love all these ones too! Especially this one: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/191083786/drawstring-bag?ref=shop_home_active_21
Laura Dilanji says
I love the one with the big pink rosettes and pink polk-a-dot on the inside.
I love the pink one with the feathers. I could really use a new knitting bag!
Love the bags. Such pretty colors.
The ladybug fabric is so cute!! I would love it for our “go-to-Mass” bag. Such a great idea!
Melissa H-K says
These fabrics! So beautiful! https://www.etsy.com/listing/186098106/drawstring-bag?ref=shop_home_active_20
I’m all about the dots.
Cute!! I like the bag with black and white on the bottom and a magenta design at the top 🙂
Just love the bag with the baby blue big flowers and red ones too. The drawstring is also baby blue; there’s polka dots on the top. Looks very 4th of July!
These are lovely! Hard to choose (!), but I think my favorite is the one with the green polka dots on the inside top, with aqua on the outside around the top, and multicolored flowers (looks like indigo, aqua, green) around the body of the bag. 🙂 Thanks for this giveaway!
Michelle G says
I liked the bag with the yellow and gray flowers, so cute!
Monica C says
I love things you put other things in!
Rachel C. says
I would love one of these for a snack bag for my daughter!
Stacey D. says
Those are SO cute! It looks perfect for knitting projects or storage.
I’d love to win one for a knitting bag! so sweet!
Like: https://www.etsy.com/listing/191609198/drawstring-bag-custom-choice-fabric?ref=shop_home_active_2 (like the ladybugs!!)
Julia R. says
What GREAT bags! I could use one of these! And probably more…
A hearty Amen from me! I have two of her bags and love them. Although, one is actually my daughters, which I doubt will give hers up anytime soon. She uses her for makeup and traveling and I use mine for knitting!!! They are the perfect size no matter what your need is.
The green with black & white polka-dot leaves is adorable (and neutral)!
oooo I could totally use a knitting bag! Or one for the endless baby things that spill all over the living room…
Claire Rebecca says
I like the one with black and yellow flowers on a white background!
Hard to choose, but I do have a fondness for ladybugs. This is very sweet to do!
Erin B says
Oh my gosh, all of them. But the ladybugs!!!
Orange and white flowers on gray, swoon!
I love this one! https://www.etsy.com/listing/189642279/drawstring-bag?ref=shop_home_active_17
Originally, I was drawn to the grey/white/yellow (because I love all things grey and yellow), but the bright flowers on the above bag make me think SUMMER!
LOVE the grey, white, pink and orange flowers! Beautiful!!!
I loved the white bag with black and gray flowers. Its beautiful!
Just look at how beautiful all their fabric is! I especially love this <3 fabrichttps://www.etsy.com/listing/190292925/drawstring-bag?ref=shop_home_active_7
I like this one!!
Not exactly sure what I’d use one but, but they’re so cute I want a chance to figure it out!
Oops – and this is the one I’d pick: https://www.etsy.com/listing/190170919/drawstring-bag?ref=shop_home_active_9
I love the coral one with the polka dots and the little leaves 🙂
Oh, I love the black and white bag with the pick top! I need a new bag for Mass toys and this would be perfect!
the pink fern/feather one
Stephanie K. says
This one is my favorite!!! So pretty: https://www.etsy.com/listing/187868618/drawstring-bag?ref=shop_home_active_16
What a great idea! Love the bags. It’s hard to pick – maybe the yellow and grey one!
Love the yellow and grey!
These are lovely! Would like to win one. 🙂
I like these two… I couldn’t pick just one. 🙂
I tried to comment earlier, but I am not sure it went through. Anyway, I love the little bag with the red flowers and yellow/green/brown accents. These are so cute!
I really like the black and white geometric fabric with the green. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! 🙂
oh and I like this one 🙂 https://www.etsy.com/listing/191314586/drawstring-bag-with-lining-and-grab-and?ref=shop_home_active_15
Love them all! Especially https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/189458597/drawstring-bag?ref=shop_home_active_2
Becky S. says
I love the multi-color polka dot, pink with white polka dots, and purple flowered grosgain. So pretty!! But seriously, there are so many cute fabrics, how do you choose just one?! lol 🙂
What sweet bags! I’d love one!
the light green or the red with roses. they are all so pretty!
I love how simple they are. What a great bag to put all my chach!
Liza Kirschner says
I know Drawstrings are beautifully made because I’ve ordered two for gifts – I would love one for myself – Anyone of the red fabrics would be awesome!
Jessica M says
These would be perfect for little projects! I’d love one!
Sue K says
I like the bag with the black and white circles with the pink top. Thanks for the giveaway!
Adorable! I would love one for my rosary. Thank you Haley.
So simple and cute!!!
There’s a nice floral with a tan polka dot top and red drawstring. Love drawstring bags…they also make cute bags to put gifts in!
I love the black paisley one with yellow along the drawstring. Super cute!