Photo by Hannah Roberts Photography
Hi! I’m Diane, the Stationer behind My Lady Dye! I’m so happy you stopped by to “meet” me and to see what “we” are all about! So, My Lady Dye is a one-woman show! Yes! I do it all! I provide a professional service and work out of my home-based studio. I design custom wedding and event stationery and everything is done in-house by moi. I design, print, assemble, handcraft, paint, illustrate, address, and hand letter. This is my professional, full-time job. I LOVE what I do and I am truly passionate about my work! I design for all events/occasions but I specialize in wedding stationery. My favorite things to design are wedding invitation suites because there are so many fun details to design and play with! To name a few, I love custom envelope liners, map cards, venue illustrations, watercolor paintings, and wax seals! I’m so excited to get to know you and chat about your stationery needs! I would love the opportunity to work with you in creating something truly special! And if you do not need custom (bespoke) stationery designed, please browse the website to see all our semi-custom designs.
Here’s a little history on what I did prior to establishing my stationery business, My Lady Dye, . . . AND h o w i t a l l s t a r t e d !
After graduating from Clemson University with a BLA (Bachelors in Landscape Architecture), I accepted my first job offer and moved to Franklin, Tennessee. I worked as a professional Landscape Designer for a large multi-disciplinary firm for 5 years. I loved my job, as I was allowed creative freedom in all of my projects and design work. I was also the head Illustrator. My portfolio consists of many hand and digital renderings. However, when the economy fell in 2009, fate led me to make my own waves and I took the role of Entrepreneur and pursued a business of my own. Inspired and encouraged by one of my best friends, I opened an on-line shop where I sold custom handcrafted stationery. I named my new business, My Lady Dye. It was officially established in August of 2009. The business has been a great experience and an unforgettable journey, especially with the support of my loving husband who has been by my side for the entire ride. He is always helping me come up with new ideas and helping me think through business options and decision making. With our excitement and my design passion, I look forward to seeing the business grow, as I am passionate about this life long “design project”.
Fun Fact – The business name, My Lady Dye, was inspired by the nickname my high school track coach (Mr. Crawford) would call me by, which was “Lady Dye”. I knew I wanted a unique business name and something that had a nice ring to it!
P.S. Get to know me better by following me (My Lady Dye) on Instagram, as I do my Friday Introductions! Search for my hashtag #fridayintroductionsMLD