Welcome to my Folk Art and Fancies Blog

I am a wood crafter artisan from the southwest Missouri Ozarks.I may just ramble on here about my art workings, my life, and my fancies about what I find fun and interesting in this world.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Chicago Wedding! A Custom Order Wedding Card Box!

The Chicago Theatre

Card slot on the top.

The roof removes to get the cards out.,And to use asa keepsake box after the Wedding!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Our Best Friends Got Married
And Jennifer invited us to the Wedding!
(Or, how a Wedding Card Box Birdhouse builder started building Dog House Card Boxes too!)
(Or, My Dog House Art Gallery!)
This is my 1st. A customer saw that I offered pet portraits and asked if I could make a Dog House Card Box with their Darling painted on it!

Then Chance and Maggie Sue


 I think my painting skills are improving! Great way to have your dog at the wedding! 

                                                              See them in my shop.... Here

Sunday, March 24, 2013

My Beach Tiki Hut Birdhouse..For Cancer

My sister Julie, who lives in Savanna,GA called on me a few weeks ago if I would make a birdhouse for her Club who is doing a fundraiser for Cancer. They are going to sell raffel tickets for the Birdhouse. She had seen the flamingos on another custom birdhouse I had made, and wanted them, and a palm tree, and surf boards, and flip flops and sent me a photo of a Tiki Hut. So this is what I came up with!

 My sisters club is the Savannah Parrot Heads, so I put their Logo on the side, and she wanted the "It's 5:00 O'clock Somewhere" sign on it.

I hope they sell a lot of raffle tickets! It's for a great cause. I've listed it in my Etsy shop here!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My New Fun Design!

 I had to make something new and different on my Thanksgiving holiday, and this is what I came up with!
I wanted to break away from my standard style house Wedding Card Box Birdhouses and make one more whimsical and unusual.

I made with a curved roof .
And I carved a stone chimney!
And I wood burned the tree! I burn the Bride and Groom's initial in the heart!
This one shows it with  red shutters.

I put the little sign over the door with the name and established date hand lettered!

The back opens with little leather hinges to access the cards and to use as a Keepsake Box after the wedding

 I'm working on some custom orders now that I'll add later...a sort of Gingerbread style house and a Barn! Can't wait to get them done!
You can see it in my shop here...Mulberry Lane Folk Art

Thursday, August 2, 2012


                                                           Dale and Jennifer Beers
This is our Wedding Picture 12 years ago, July 27, 2000! It was a wonderful day and we are still very happily married! We met (of all things) on the internet! (We had both been divorced several years and we were both on a free trial of Christian Matchmaker.com.) We emailed each other for about 3 weeks, then met in a coffee shop, and 5 months later we were married! God works in mysterious ways! We have 5 children between us (I had 3 and he had 2) and 5 grandchildren! 
 We had a lot of great help arranging our wedding, and really did it on a shoestring. Some friends from my Church decorated the place and made all my flower arrangements! We found long stemmed red roses at a supermarket floral shop for $4.99 a dozen to make bouquets and corsages and boutonnieres! That was amazing even 12 years ago! Did any of you get any great bargains for your wedding?
 I am so enjoying making my Wedding Card Box Birdhouses for Weddings! It is such a pleasure to work with Brides to have a small part in their plans for their special day!

               This was a custom order. They asked if I could make my Heart Birdhouse larger.

      This one was for a Halloween Wedding. I have a couple of challenging custom requests coming up!
Etsy has lots of great Wedding Item sellers and now they have added a Weddings Category...http://www.etsy.com/weddings?ref=wd_hp_promo_lnk
And a Wedding Registry! ...http://www.etsy.com/registry

Another sweet custom order I made was this Miniature Up Themed House. It's about 10" tall! A fellow ordered it as a box to present his fiancees engagement ring inside! You can see the progress of making this on my Facebook... https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150918732103505.419998.316454328504&type=3    While you're there you can "Like" me! It makes my day!