Southern Yankee Handiwork and Findings

Robinson, Illinois · 46 Sales


Southern Yankee Handiwork and Findings

Robinson, Illinois 46 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

PeabuttonsMom is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Unplanned sale today! I will be back in the shop come Monday. Look for new items then!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 24, 2017

Unplanned sale today! I will be back in the shop come Monday. Look for new items then!

Bonnie Banks

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Bonnie Banks


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

mssatyria on Oct 11, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

What a wonderful piece. I love it and it will make a great addition to the table.

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Childhood Dreams and Second Chances

I have been artsy and crafty my entire life. I've always wanted to have my own shop and even participated in booths at various shows and craft malls over the years. Then in 2007 my dreams changed with the diagnosis of stage two Breast Cancer. Now, eight years later, I am cancer free with new perspectives and goals for the second half of my life. Through intense therapy one of my counselors encouraged me to get back into making my art. He helped me to set up shop here on Etsy and so "Southern Yankee Arts and Crafts" was born.

Now known as "Southern Yankee Handiwork and Findings", it's newness is turning into a full time hobby. I draw my inspiration from childhood experiences and the newness of life reborn. Bright colors, whimsical items, and lots of crochet work keep my hands and mind busy. Recently I even added my handi-capable blind sister-in-law to the crochet team! Together we both benefit from our wonderfully therapeutic crochet works.

When I burn out on handiwork then I go shopping for vintage items that catch my fancy. The end results displayed in the shop always delight me because they're better than what I had envisioned! I truly am seeing my dreams come true with Etsy. Having a shop became a reality as well as a life saver. I hope as you browse my little shop that my zeal for life and happiness finds you too.

Enjoy your life and never forget to support the arts and your favorite charity. As a Breast Cancer survivor I appreciate it. :)


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  • PeabuttonsMom

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am celebrating 9 years as a Breast Cancer survivor with my love for life, child like whimsy and the eclectic. Creativeness is in my blood as well as my American Indian heritage. I am also a first time Nana!

Shop policies

Last updated on August 8, 2013
Hello and Welcome to my little shop! I personally hand crafted all of the items (except vintage of course :) using "down-home" ingenuity with the desire to be affordable and "green". Enjoy browsing and be sure to tag what you like for future purchaces. I invite your ideas and feedback as well. Happy shopping!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
All sales must be paid in full prior to shipping. PayPal is my preferred means of payment. Credit cards are now accepted directly through Etsy. Please contact me for other options.
Items will be packaged and shipped via United States Postal Service, First class rates with appropriate insurance. I am learning about international sales and welcome the same. Please contact me if you have an alternative preference for shipping. I also tend to undercharge for postage but in the rare case of overcharging I offer another item with free shipping or a refund of the difference.
Refunds and Exchanges
All paperclay sculptures will gladly be repaired and returned if you received them as "damaged". This includes my paperclay sculptures ONLY! Return shipping will be required. All other sales are considered final.
Additional policies and FAQs
Each item sold is an original design by PeabuttonsMom unless otherwise noted as having followed a vintage or antique pattern. I cannot guarantee duplicating any piece. However, hand crafted and crocheted items may possibly be duplicated for special orders. Please ask at least thirty days in advance for orders of ten or more items. I reserve the right to limit and/or reject any and all orders I feel are unreasonable. Wholesale inquiries need to be submitted in writing with terms of condition for my personal review before accepting or rejecting the offer. Please contact me for more information.