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.

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!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

My Latest Project...Sometimes I Surprise Myself!

Since I've been making Wedding Card Houses, I got a request to make one for a  Up Themed wedding. It was a few months ago and since the Bride didn't want it in a hurry, I took my time making it, working on it  between other orders. Really I was dragging my heels because I was not looking forward to figuring out how to put the two roofs together. I make my own patterns and I'm totally self taught in my woodworking. I have acquired all  of my workshop tools over the years and enjoy learning to use them. I'm sure I still have a lot to learn. Here are a few pictures of the progress. First I did a few sketches.
Then I made the two sides...

And made porch posts...
Some of my pictures are a bit blurry and I'm having a hard time getting my pictures lined up  tonight, and don't seem to be able to add text below. I think I have a lot to learn about blogger too! Tomorrow is another day!
And I did get the roof!

Both roofs are hinged! This was a fun project! : )
This one is on it's way to California, but I relisted it in my etsy shop here!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Some of My Favorites at Etsy .com

I have found Etsy a great place to sell my Art and Woodcrafts. I've been at Etsy since Nov. 2009, and I've joined some great teams and made some wonderful new friends. There are so many great shops!
You can view all of my favorite items and shops here!
Blessings! Jennifer Beers