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.

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!