Southern Yankee Handiwork and Findings

Robinson, Illinois · 52 Sales

Announcement   Hey ya'll!! In this shop ya'll find an eclectic array of handmade whimsy alongside hand picked vintage. Handcrafted items are by Peabutton's Mom. I am American born with a rich American Indian heritage. Come take a look.......


Last updated on Nov 13, 2017

Hey ya'll!! In this shop ya'll find an eclectic array of handmade whimsy alongside hand picked vintage. Handcrafted items are by Peabutton's Mom. I am American born with a rich American Indian heritage. Come take a look.......

Bonnie Banks

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Bonnie Banks


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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. Today I am cancer free with new perspectives and goals for the second half of my life. Through intense therapy following cancer treatment 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", my therapy has turned into a full time hobby. I draw my inspiration from childhood experiences, my American Indian heritage, and my life reborn. Bright colors, whimsical items, and crochet work keep my hands and mind busy. Evolving disabilities continue to slow me down but I'm not giving up!

When I'm not crafting I enjoy shopping for vintage items such as tins and handbags. The "fruit of the hunt" is sometimes displayed in the shop. I actually have more in my stash NOT displayed as yet.

Here with Etsy my dream of 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 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 a Breast Cancer survivor, artist, retired teacher, and above all Christian. Pursuing the second half of my life despite disabilities is a daily struggle. However, creativeness, teaching, and my American Indian heritage flows strong in me.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 16, 2018
Hello and Welcome to my little shop! I personally hand craft all of the items (except vintage and collectible's 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 purchases. I invite your ideas and feedback as well. Happy shopping!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
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.
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 live in a rural area and not all forms of postage are readily available. I will make every attempt to honor your alternate request. 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.
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.