• Sun, Apr 20 2008

Giveaway 2: My Recycled Bags

I love the Bloggy Giveaways.  It gives me a chance to meet new people and it also introduces new readers to Thrifty Mommy.  Some folks don’t know we’re around here trying to save money and this helps get the word out.  Welcome everyone!  We’re glad you’re here!  :)

Cindy’s recycled bag

The second giveaway comes from Cindy of My Recycled Bags.  Cindy has given her time to create a unique bag just for Thrifty Mommy.  This bag is made from recycled plastic bags.  How cool is that?

My Recycled Bags is a blog dedicated to recycling and crafting.  Cindy crochets and sews using a variety of recycled materials. Her creations include the use of plastic grocery bags, bread bags, Vcr video tape, cassette tape, denim, bed sheets, rags, and other materials. She offers patterns for totes, purses, handbags, water bottle holders, bibs, wheelchair totes, clothes pin bag, rugs, dishcloths, potholders, coasters, doll clothes, and other re-purposed items. All patterns are free for personal use and posted at her blog. Cindy loves to share and inspire others in the art of green crafting. So take a moment and stop by Cindy’s blog to learn more about the wonderful world of green, recycled crafts.

To enter this contest, all you need to do is leave a comment at this post between now and Friday, April 25th.  The winner will be contacted via email, so please be sure you leave a valid email address.  Please leave your email address in the box under your name instead of in the comment section.  Due to shipping costs, this giveaway is open to US and Canadian addresses only.

Please check out my other giveaways at A Healthy Balance and Little Fun; Little Learning.

Good luck!

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  • http://smellyann.typepad.com Smellyann

    Very cool prize, I’d love to win this. Thank you!

  • Cindi

    What a lovely purse. I wish I were talented. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks,Cindi

  • http://franticallysimple.com franticallysimple

    Awesome bag! What is it made from?

  • http://gerijones6464.typepad.com/alteredcrow/ geri

    Great Giveaway!!! Thanks!

  • NicoleZD

    Very unique!

    fiordpiner [at] yahoo [dot] com

  • http://www.fashionfling.com Lesha

    This is so cute!

  • Bonnie

    I love those bags. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • bunny

    Nice :) Thank you for the chance.

  • http://www.happywife84.blogspot.com Daphne McClenning

    WOO HOO! I love those!! Thank you for doing this!

  • http://wiredfornoise.com Summer

    I’m a bag/purse addict so this great. Count me in!

  • http://www.cheaperthencheap.wordpress.com Hollie

    What a cool bag! Perfect for Earth day! Thanks for a great giveaway.

  • http://blog.reidelizabeth.ca MomOnTheGo

    I’ve seen crocheted bags from plastic ones but haven’t heard of the VCR or cassette tape. Thanks for the link.

  • http://www.sevendogsandababy.com Angela

    How cute is that!?!

    I am running a bloggy party right now too with tons of prizes! Come check us out!

  • http://amateurdelivre.wordpress.com Tracee

    This is really great – please count me in!

  • http://www.blogfabulous.com Tracee Sioux

    That is awesome I wonder how much she’d charge to do one out of an O Magazine?

  • http://www.mysupersaving.com Lindley

    You can never have too many bags and FREE goes with everything!

  • http://www.sunnydaysatthebeach.blogspot.com Carey

    What a great giveaway. I love recycled things. Count me in too please.

  • http://www.agodlyhomemaker.blogspot.com tami lewis

    i would love to win this for my dd. :)

  • Joanna

    What a clever idea! Enter me, please!

  • Suzie

    This is so awesome! I’m going to try to make one later.

  • Laura

    It looks so different. I love it!

  • http://scrappyd.blogspot.com/ Ginny

    That is just the cutest thing, I have to learn to do that!

  • http://motherhood-moment.blogspot.com bekah

    That is such a cute bag! I’d love to be entered!

  • http://tmlf.blogspot.com Tanya

    Fantastic bag.

  • http://mzzterryz.blogspot.com mzzterry

    cool. enter me. thanks.

  • http://www.theworldofjenna.blogspot.com Jenna

    What a great idea! Please enter me!

  • Sharon

    How cute!

  • http://www.bebemiqui.blogspot.com Bebemiqui

    Great giveaway! Count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • http://thedowfamilyblog.blogspot.com Mom to 2 Boys

    I’d love to check this bag out!

  • http://thinkmama.blogspot.com Nicole J.

    I have thought about knitting with plastic bags, but never get around to tear them all up. Cute bag! Maybe now I’ll be inspired. It would be good to have one to work from.

    Talk about reusable bag.

  • http://www.graymattersmd.blogspot.com Alana

    Love this concept – I have visited Cindy’s site before and am amazed at her talent.

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  • monica

    I love bags and totes and such!

  • http://www.bringinghomeava.com Kara Portilla

    So cool!
    Oh boy!!! I would love to win! Pick me, pick me, pick me…

    You can reach me at karaportilla@mac.com


    Check out my GIVEAWAY at http://www.bringinghomeava.com

  • http://rochirmil.blogspot.com Hannah

    Very cute! I’m thinking about trying that!

  • Nina


    This bag is one of the neatest recyclables I’ve seen!

  • jennifer bowen

    now thats one of a kind i just know if i won this all my friends will want one too thanks jenny9675309@yahoo.com

  • http://www.kcsramblings.blogspot.com Casey

    What a great idea! I love it.

  • Kristi McDaniel

    So very neat. I’m just beginning to learn to knit and crochet.


  • Crystal Lail

    This is really pretty and a great conversation starter~!

  • http://www.giveawaycity.blogspot.com GIVEAWAY CITY

    luv it!! My mom was crafty like this too! Miss her.

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  • Laura

    Looks pretty good. Thanks for this giveaway.

  • http://mindyvasil.wordpress.com Mindy Said

    Thank you for the chance to win. This is an awesome bag!

    mindysaid (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Shilo Beedy

    Very beautiful and to think it was made from plastic bags. What a great way to recycle.

  • Theresa Shafer

    lol, this is great. I have been looking for such a bag and for directions. Thank you.

  • http://www.muddlinthrumotherhood.blogspot.com Tami

    Love it. Just started “going green” and would love to have this.

  • Samantha Dillingham

    That is really cool!
    zoetrope2000 at gmail dot com

  • http://marlylynk.blogspot.com Marly

    Awesome giveaway – that purse is so cool! Thank you!

  • http://tarasviewoftheworld.blogspot.com Tara R

    I would love to win this! Please enter me.

  • Keryn

    Wow. That is so cute and amazing. Maybe I’ll get lucky and win!

  • amber

    too cute ^_^

  • Valerie

    Wow-so unique.

  • http://mygreening.blogspot.com CanCan

    This is cool. I’d like to have one of my own, even though I have zero crochet skills.

  • Bobbie

    very unique! And clever. thanks for doing this.

  • http://thehappyhousewife.com The Happy Housewife

    How have I not heard about her site. I need to check it out asap! Great bag! I’d love to win and make a few of my own too!

  • http://onaridge.blogspot.com windyridge

    Cindy’s recycled bags are great. I’ve been checking them out for awhile now and she is very talented and at the same time promoting a very cool green product. I’d love to win one!

  • http://theferrillclan.blogspot.com Sandy

    How creative!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • http://www.xanga.com/hillsfam Kathy

    Very cute! Great prize!

  • http://www.parentingunderthestars.com/ Sandra

    Great bag! Count me in.

  • http://quirkology.blogspot.com/ laura

    oh so fantastic!

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  • Janice J

    How very unique and talented, thanks for the giveaway!

  • http://www.ecoinsomniac.com EcoJason

    I really enjoy Cindy’s blog and want to thank both of you for this cool contest.

  • http://enchantinglysimple@blogspot.com Sarah

    what a neat thing! I just love it, I really enjoy the creative crafts.

  • http://www.internationalfreebies.net Mary_Freebies

    Wow! That would me my first recycle bag ever.

  • http://stoptheride.net Stephanie

    Love Cindy’s stuff. Count me in!

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  • http://AMothersApron Tracylea

    How neat, I have never seen anything like this. Right up my alley. Thank you.

  • Natasha

    Cute purse! What an awesome way to fashinably “go green!”

  • Mokimedic

    A great way to recycle. I love it.

  • http://kpmattingly.wordpress.com Kati

    I love these bags. I saw them before and wanted to make them myself, but I am not able to!! Thanks!

  • http://www.shebecameabutterfly.net she

    i’m loving it!! please enter me.

    please enter my giveaway: http://www.taking-back-control.com

  • http://waynehunt.com/happenings Tamara (AK)

    How neat! Thanks for offering it!

  • Miss Heidi

    Such a cool giveaway, this looks cool and it’s recycled. Thanks.

  • http://www.growingropers.blogspot.com Emily Roper

    this is wonderful! i love it!

  • Liz

    lizwine AT gmail DOT COM

    What a pretty bag!

  • http://www.darci-ann.blogspot.com darci

    Very cool!

  • http://noreasonneeded.blogspot.com Carol Van Rooy

    Love it!!!


  • Jeniffer

    this is such a crafty idea…I’m on my way to visit her website for more good ideas!!

  • Telima

    It’s so cute! My email address is in my Blogger profile, just in case I win!

  • http://jenn-phipps.blogspot.com/ Jenn

    I can’t believe that purse is made out of bags! Wow.

  • Carma

    OMG!! A recycled bag purse! I LOVE purses! This has got to be one of the coolest prizes I have seen all day. Thank you for entering it into the giveaway. Whoever wins it is very lucky indeed.

  • Ami

    Awesome idea. Very appropriate for Earth Day!

  • http://thedirtywork.blogspot.com Patti

    What fun!! Thanks!

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  • http://knittinchicksmusings.blogspot.com Knittinchick

    Recycled purse… how cool. Green but fashionable!

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  • Bailey’s Leaf

    Looks like a great bag! Would love to carry one! Thank you!

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  • http://www.quiverfullfamily.com/blog Jennifer Bogart

    Very neat bag, thanks!

  • http://audraslittlescraps.blogspot.com/ audra

    What a unique idea! Its a good thing there are such creative people out there!

  • Patricia

    Would love to receive this bag. I appreciate the talent.

  • http://thriftyjinxy.blogspot.com/ Jinxy

    What a neat purse!

  • Emily N.

    Cute bag!

  • http://sistertales.wordpress.com/ DustyVinci

    I am so in love with this bag! SO CUTE!! Count me in!!

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  • http://www.strokesofmagic.blogspot.com Renee

    What a great looking purse. I am going to her blog now to see what her patterns are. I love to crochet, and to recycle- what a great pair!


  • Peggi Coolidge

    What an interesting concept! It takes creative people like her to see the possibilities in everyday items.

  • http://www.recycleyourday.com/lamamanaturale.htm Leslie- La Mama Naturale’

    OMG- I love the bags that Cindy makes!!! So creative, who would have thought! I would love to win this adordable hip purse!! Way cute. thx.

  • http://www.desperatelyseekingsanity.com Heather @ Desperately Seeking Sanity

    I’d love to be entered! And make sure you stop by my place… I’ve got a giveaway a day!

  • http://www.juliespages.blogspot.com Julie

    Love this purse! Even though I live abroad, I have a US mailing address.

  • http://felipsha.blogspot.com Felicia Johnson

    What a cute purse! My girls would love to learn this craft. Thanks for sharing about her blog. We will definately have to check that out.

  • http://www.solstar.gather.com/ Dani’

    neat idea

  • http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/Angelheart Nikki

    I am so excited about this idea. Please enter me.

    Homeschooling mom of 6

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  • Michele

    Thanks for your giveaway!

  • Melissa

    Very unique bag! I’d love to win.

  • Johannah B

    Wow, that’s amazing out of recycled bags!

  • taylor k.

    oh my, this is absolutly precious!

    i have recently started to ‘go green’ my self. I have learned to make home made all natural soaps for dishes and laundry already…. bath soap is harder to create though.

    i would love this!


  • Paula Hafner

    I added My Recycled Bags to my bookmarks. I love recyling and upcycling things. My latest obsession is making purses out of old t-shirts.

  • http://www.gourmetmomonthego.blogspot.com Gourmet Mom

    I have no idea how that fanastic purse was made from grocery bags. AWESOME!!! What a great site, it’s great to see people going green!

  • Teri Meairs

    Bless your heart Cindy! So glad everything turned out okay for you! I know how scary it can be. I myself am going through chemo now, and it is certainly a journey. I have so many people in my support team, I am so blessed. Godspeed, love! Your Messenger Bag is amazing! Sheer genious! Thank you for shareing!

  • Sweetanlo

    Very cool! Please enter me!

  • Melissa Waters

    What a neat idea.
    Definitely great Mother’s Day gift for my nursing home residents.
    M. Waters

  • Anita

    That bag is so neat! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Terra Heck

    What a neat purse!

  • http://www.swallowingamoose.wordpress.com Swallowing A Moose

    Really Neat! I’m totally into that purse!

  • katklaw777

    Please reduce, reuse and recycle!!! This looks really groovy. Peace Out!

  • bre

    cute bag. i love it’s uniqueness. if that’s a word! lol

    bigmamou80 (at) netscape (dot) net

  • Jeanette Jackson

    Great prize. Please enter me

  • http://howdowegettherefromhere.blogspot.com Peculiar

    Okay, way thoughtful, way cute!! I want to go to the site to show the patterns for stuff like this. I’d love to win this little number. I’ve got a lot of stuff around my house I can afford to recycle. It’ll help clean up the house too:)

  • http://www.currencytradealerts.com Robbin

    Instead of taking a bag, take this cart shopping.


  • Elizabeth

    neat idea!! Thanks!

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  • Sarah Fischer

    Soo cute!! Wow it’s so inspiring to see what people can make out stuff others would throw away


  • reeva

    Great giveaway! I hope i’m the lucky winner :)

  • Victoria Kondovski

    Great idea!!

  • http://allthingsholdtogether.com Charity

    I love these bags. I have been thinking about trying one of her patterns from her blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • http://www.makinquilts.blogspot.com Debbie

    Lovely bag – would be great for spring… please enter me :)

  • http://www.righterfam.blogspot.com EMama

    nned a bag, love the green.

  • Natalie

    I <3 hAnDmAdE!

  • pam

    cute idea

  • Anastazia

    AWESOME bag, my daughter would LOVE this!
    What a great idea! Off to save the link to this site to check it out more!

  • http://jasonncaryn.blogspot.com Caryn Bailey

    Not only is this bag unique and cute…it’s green!
    : )

  • http://lusciousnis.blogspot.com Nissa

    I hope I’m not too late??! I have heard about these recycled handbags & I’d love to win one!!

  • http://www.thewholefamily1.blogspot.com Elizabeth-The Whole Family

    I’ve always wanted one of these! Enter me please.


  • http://www.starknits.blogspot.com allena

    how fun! i love contests though i doubt i’ll win… sigh. it would be cool though!