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DJ Williams
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DJ Williams

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DJ Williams

Graphic Designer, Rusty Tin Roof

Country~Prim Online Magazine

Hi everyone :) My name is DJ Williams and I'm the Executive Editor and Owner of Rusty Tin Roof Country~Prim Online Magazine. The Rusty Tin Roof magazine is a venture owned by DJdoodle LLC, and was a dream of mine for many years. Although I've been working with Crafters and Small Businesses for close to 20 years now, it wasn't until I became a cancer survivor back in 2007, that I realized time was a wasting, as the saying goes, and I finally managed to find the time to embark upon the adventure of Online Crafts Magazine I had wanted to offer my Crafting Community as an affordable way to advertise their businesses, and bring more exposure for Crafters to the world wide web.

What first began in 2006 as a darling little 'doodle' of an Ezine LOL, has grown and matured into a charming Online Crafts Magazine which has captivated the most loyal group of readers and followers by the thousands. With the hard work and due diligence of a wonderful group of Edtors and my Design Team, I am proud to say that we've come a long way in bringing Crafts, How-To Projects, Patterns, Epatterns, Recipes, and much more to the thousands of people who Download our Magazine each issue. We've even thrown in a few Kiddie Crafts and Coloring Pages to keep the little ones busy while the Moms have a chance to read and catch up on Crafting :)

My experience with the Crafting Community has brought me the extreme privilege to work with some of The most talented, creative, and kind individuals I have ever met, and I am grateful for each and every one of those opportunities, and look forward to many more in the years to come. Take care and best wishes to you and your family for good health, laughter, love and happiness.

Sincerely,
DJ

Shelly Wain
Shelly Wain
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Shelly Wain

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Shelly Wain

Graphic Designer, Rusty Tin Roof

Country~Prim Online Magazine

I am Shelley Wain creator of Patternpage Online Catalog. I came up with the idea for PatternPage in 1998 before there were any pattern specific websites. As a Crafter myself I went online looking for a specific pattern for a project I had in mind. I did find Craft Mall type websites but nothing just for pattern. So with this discovery I decided I would create a Pattern website & so PatternPage was born in March of 1998. I am happy to say PatternPage was the very first of its kind. If you are looking for craft patterns then be sure to visit PatternPage because we have the top Pattern Designers in the USA. Sign up for our mailing list & we will keep you updated with new arrivals & special offers as they come in (1-3 times per month). You will also find Free Patterns, E-Patterns, and Craft Supplies. Enjoy your visit & Happy Holidays!

Sandi Ramirez
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Sandi Ramirez

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Sandi Ramirez

Graphic Designer, Rusty Tin Roof

Country~Prim Online Magazine

Sandi is the owner of Shweet Potato Dolls N Patterns. She is a self taught doll artist and pattern designer, as well as a Wife, Mom and Nanna. Sandi has been crafting as far back as she can remember, it's in her blood one could say. Her Grandmother was a wonderful example creating all kinds of artwork from ceramics to needlepoint, knitting to sewing clothes for us and our dolls. Sandi's Mom also loved to sew, creating all the clothes for Sandi's 7 siblings and doll clothing as well. Sandi loved to paint and sew but only taught herself to sew in 2005 when she became disabled. Sandi sews anything from extreme primitives to whimsy.... Whatever inspires her.

Sandi started creating Shweet Potato Dolls in 2008 (based on graphics from Carm with Shweet Potato Designs with her permission of course), and patterns arrived shortly thereafter. In 2009 she changed the name of her business from Always Crafty 2 to Shweet Potato Dolls N Patterns. Sandi's two daughters Keelee and Kassy help their mom out from time to time when she can't stuff or sew small items due to fibro or her arthritis. In 2011 she got the best medicine anyone could, a grand daughter Zoe.

You can find Sandi's shweet dolls and patterns at Shweet Potato Dolls N Patterns, on Etsy under Shweet Potato Dolls as well as in the Lemon Poppy Seeds Marketplaces, Country Fried Primitives and Country Craft Show Online. Sandi does work a little slower now days due to 3 strokes in 2011 but she does take Custom orders, just drop her a line. Come by and follow her blog to know when she updates new dolls and patterns as well as when she holds Giveaways.

Lucy Rox

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Lucy Rox

Graphic Designer, Rusty Tin Roof

Country~Prim Online Magazine

Lucy’s father purchased a child’s sewing machine for her, that chain stitched, when she was only 5. She has not been without a sewing machine since that day. She can remember mending her own stuffed toys and doll clothes before she’d even started kindergarten. When books were sold at school, she always looked for books about making dolls and toys of cloth. By second grade, she had a real treadle sewing machine and was making clothing for herself as well as her dolls.

Lucy learned more about sewing in 4-H and Home Economics classes in high school. During that time, she started making cloth dolls and stuffed toys as gifts for relatives and by the time she graduated, had even begun selling them. After having children, she and her husband decided she should be a stay-at-home mom, but money was very short. A friend suggested she do a craft show, something she’d never before heard of. With 3 months to plan, she decided to make cloth dolls to sell because they were so time consuming that most people wouldn’t try, even in the area she lived, where it seemed everyone was a crafter. The very first show was a success and over the next few years she progressed to consigning her dolls to shops.

In January of 2004 the website for LUCY’S LAZY DAYZ PRIMITIVES was open for business. She offers an amazing variety of dolls, critters, and needful things. You’ll find hand embroidered and needle-sculpted dolls, both black and white, as well as critters and needful things. Most of the designs are Lucy’s original patterns, and yes, a fast growing pattern line is also available. She can be found on Lemon Poppyseeds, Etsy and several pattern sites.Lucy has been published in Mercantile Gatherings Magazine, Art Doll Quarterly and Prims. She can be seen September 21 to 23, 2012 at the Country Folk Art Festival in St Charles, Il.

Shirley Petmecky
Shirley Petmecky
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Shirley Petmecky

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Shirley Petmecky

Graphic Designer, Rusty Tin Roof

Country~Prim Online Magazine

Crafting is part of my life. From the time I could pick up a pair of scissors and a bottle of glue, I’ve tried making things. Most were pretty primitive and crude, but as the years went by, I got a little better at it. My interest in sewing, decoupage and paper crafting made it possible for me to start my own business and share my creations with others.

When I’m not crafting, I am enjoying the beauty of the Texas Hill Country and the company of my wonderful husband. (We just celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary.) We’re retired and spend our time tending to 30 acres and working on home improvement projects. I enjoy playing my clarinet, and play at our church as often as they’ll let me. I have a daughter and the two most precious grandsons on the planet. I never knew being a Grandma and spoiling grandkids could be so rewarding!

JoAnne Fajack
JoAnne Fajack
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JoAnne Fajack

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JoAnne Fajack

Graphic Designer, Rusty Tin Roof

Country~Prim Online Magazine

I have been crafting for over 40 years and my hubby helps in many ways. He does all my base painting and varnishing and makes wonderful wooden items for me to paint my cuties onto. My first love is making Raggedy dolls, cute ones. I also love to have a go at designing graphics and I did all the graphics that are on my website. My website was totally designed and made by me, a job of which I am really proud.

Drawing is another love of mine. Raggedies, teddies, cats and many more cuties just seem to roll off the tip of my pencil. I love to stitch my drawings and have some really cute designs. Once again cute is the word. I tried prim, but they just looked way to darn cute. So sorry to all the prim lovers out there. Please check out my website and blog and have a look at what I love to do.

Cath Walker
Cath Walker
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Cath Walker

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Cath Walker

Graphic Designer, Rusty Tin Roof

Country~Prim Online Magazine

I have been crafting for over 40 years and my hubby helps in many ways. He does all my base painting and varnishing and makes wonderful wooden items for me to paint my cuties onto. My first love is making Raggedy dolls, cute ones. I also love to have a go at designing graphics and I did all the graphics that are on my website. My website was totally designed and made by me, a job of which I am really proud.

Drawing is another love of mine. Raggedies, teddies, cats and many more cuties just seem to roll off the tip of my pencil. I love to stitch my drawings and have some really cute designs. Once again cute is the word. I tried prim, but they just looked way to darn cute. So sorry to all the prim lovers out there. Please check out my website and blog and have a look at what I love to do.

Crystal Cord
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Crystal Cord

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Crystal Cord

Graphic Designer, Rusty Tin Roof

Country~Prim Online Magazine

I'm Crystal Cord of Em's Prims. I started this journey quilting with my grandma. After many tiny squares I realized quilting wasn't for me. If it wasn't for all those tiny squares I wouldn't be where I am today! Thank you Grandma.

Each little doll is created and designed by me here at my kitchen table. They are made from warm and natural quilt batting and hand-painted. Some are stained to give a time worn look and others are just painted in wonderful bright whimsy colors. I am truly blessed that I get to do what I love!

Beverley Strahl
Beverley Strahl
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Beverley Strahl

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Beverley Strahl

Graphic Designer, Rusty Tin Roof

Country~Prim Online Magazine

I’m the daughter of a cosmetologist and a musician. My first memories were of sitting on my dad’s piano while he played magical music. I joined the musical world as a competition ballroom dancer and even taught adult ballroom dancing at the age of eleven throughout my childhood.

Married for almost twenty-nine years I’ve had the privilege of raising two beautiful boys to adulthood. I’m a wife of a truck driver and along with crafting I work full-time at a hospital. After work I can’t wait to get to my playroom and start creating. Life stays pretty busy for me most of the time but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Cheryl Schuster
Cheryl Schuster
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Cheryl Schuster

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Cheryl Schuster

Graphic Designer, Rusty Tin Roof

Country~Prim Online Magazine

Hi ...My name is Cheryl and I am the owner of Kindred Spirit Primitives. I live in Beautiful western Wisconsin with my husband Doug. We have 2 adult children, a couple of crazy cats and a very spoiled sheltie named Katie.

I grew up in a family that was always crafting. My mom and both my sisters were very talented when it came to sewing. Me on the other hand HATED to sew!! It wasn't until I was married and became interested in strip quilting that the bug hit me. I started teaching quilting classes and eventually started doing craft shows. In the early 2000's I started designing my own doll patterns and opened my web site in 2008. Besides doing my craft shows and website, I work at a local elementary school as a certified teachers aide.

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