With our kick ass collaboration with Fargo Monthly to feature makers monthly we’re talking again with Diane of Little Ditty for Fargo Monthly’s “lakes” issue!! Check out the article HERE and more below:
Tell us a bit about yourself:
I’m from good ole Waubun, MN. I met my high school sweetheart there and decided that I wanted to annoy him forever, so we did that thing where you get married and have kids.
I do work outside of my Little Ditty, I work at our local DLCCC where I hang out with kiddos, I also work at Beautiful Junque and get a taste of a brick and mortar boutique business. Along with trying to keep up with my twin five year olds. Life is busy.
Describe what you make under Little Ditty?
Most people know me for my small snarky signs that are known to give you a good laugh. Customizable magnet signs have been a hot item for me. Last year I launched my card/print line which has been really fun to share. Plus, I’m hoping to launch a new release here come May, so stay tuned for that.
What is one of your most favorite items you have made?
I’ve honestly been loving my customizable magnets. I just love seeing what people choose to put on them and love that I’m helping share that inside joke to their friends and family. It’s been super rewarding seeing those blossom.
What is your snarkiest saying you’ve used so far?
I love the reactions from people when they read my “Bootycall: A shout from the bathroom letting you know it’s time to go wipe someone’s butt.”
What are your most essential tools?
1. Coffee pot 2. Silhouette Cameo 3. Vinyl weeding pen (best thing ever).
How has your business evolved over the years since beginning?
Oh man. I really didn’t know what I was expecting when I started this business. I just went on a whim and decided to go big or go home and went for it. I started with any custom order I could get until I found my niche and went from there. Now I get to spread laughter all over the United States. So rewarding!
What is a word that best describes you?
Awkwardlyawesome. Can that be a word?
What advice would you have given yourself 5 years ago?
SELF CARE. It’s so easy to get lost in our everyday life and trying to please everyone and fulfill orders, but we all need to take a breather and give ourselves some self love to refuel.
Where can people find your work this summer?
This summer I’m going to be taking it easy to hang out with my babies before they head off to Kindergarten. Downtown Fargo Street Fair is on my calendar and selling in a few local shops, Unglued & Beautiful Junque.
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What is your favorite thing about living around lakes country?
The peace-fullness of country life. It’s good for the soul.
Thanks so much for hanging with us this month Diane!!