Sep 14, 2016
JarrBar was kind enough to let us set up our card embellishment station in their awesome space.

Embellishing Cards at Etsy Craft Party 2016 - Seattle Edition

We had a great time hosting our fourth annual Etsy Craft Party - Seattle Edition. It's always such an inspiring day of people coming together and making amazing things. For those of you who couldn't attend, we wanted to highlight some of the projects from our 2016 party in a series of blog posts.

Jun 10, 2016
Etsy Craft Party 2016 - Seattle Edition

Etsy Craft Party 2016 - Seattle Edition

Every year, the Etsy community comes together to create and connect. This is the fourth annual Etsy Craft Party - Seattle Edition - hosted by Ugly Baby and La Ru.

This year we have some great projects in store for you: string art, watercolor card embellishment, pom pom & tassle making, a coloring wall, photo booth, a table dedicated to kid crafts and - our party favorite - a city block filled with sidewalk chalk.

Each ticket comes with a gift bag filled with supplies for the projects and some other pretty sweet gifties.

Apr 29, 2015
Etsy Craft Party 2015

Join us for Etsy Craft Party 2015

Join us for our annual Etsy Craft Party. Every year, on Etsy's birthday, there are parties all around the country to celebrate. Join the rest of the Seattle-area handmade community for snacks, crafting and new friends.

Get the full details.

Jun 17, 2014
Etsy Craft Party 2014: Seattle Edition

Etsy Craft Party 2014: A Recap

We hosted the 2014 Etsy Craft Party - Seattle edition. The theme was: Recapture, Bring new meaning to your photographsEtsy Craft Party is a one-day celebration of meeting and making. This year’s theme focuses on transforming photographs into display-worthy works of art using a variety of craft supplies and creative techniques.

Jun 12, 2014
Which way to the Bunny Party!?

Bunny Party! 2014: A Wrap Up

Every year, on the day before Easter Sunday, we throw Bunny Party! We collaborate with the Seattle Animal Shelter to bring in money for rabbits who are sure to be dropped off shortly after Easter when people realize that they just don't make a great gift after all. Volunteers from the Animal Shelter bring in bunnies who are looking for new forever or foster homes. People make a donation to pet a rabbit while the volunteers talk to them about what it actually takes to raise a rabbit. Education. Fun. Bunnies. Sidewalk chalk.

Nov 30, 2013

We Made It To One!

In October 2013, we invited friends, family and complete strangers to celebrate with us at Ugly Baby and La Ru. Shrinky Dinks were made. Many a snack was eaten. Snarky Cards was in the house typing up all kinds of cards.

Dogs were petted. And petted some more. We hope you'll join us next year!

Check out photos from our gallery.

Jun 29, 2013

Etsy Craft Party 2013: A Recap & a Big Happy Birthday to Etsy

**Please share your favorite Etsy Crafty Party 2013 memory in the comments. Also, we like you.**

On June 20, 2013, Ugly Baby and La Ru hosted a birthday party for Etsy. There are parties around the country - and Internationally - on Etsy's birthday and we were excited to play host for the only party in Washington state. Heck yeah!

May 08, 2013

Bunny Party 2013! Fuzzy Fostering Success Story

Okay, okay. We know - they're rats - not bunnies. That's okay. Any fuzzy, furry thing that we end up helping through Bunny Party! counts.

Meet Zena and her two foster rats. Zena came to Bunny Party! and learned that you can foster all kinds of animals - including rats. We forced her to answer a few of the inevitable questions that come up when someone near and dear to you decides to foster rats:

Q: How easy was it to foster your rats?

Apr 04, 2013

Bunny Party! 2013: A Recap and a Hearty Thank You

On March 30, 2013, we hosted BUNNY PARTY! 2013 along with our neighbors on Western Ave: The Paper Feather, Masquerade Wines and Dwyer Gallery. The Seattle Animal Shelter brought over four bunnies and Lauren (co-owner of Ugly Baby and La Ru) brought over her two bun buns. Six bunnies total were available for petting in the upstairs of our shop.

Oct 21, 2012

The Grandest Opening Of All

A big, hearty, meaty thank you to everyone who came to our grand opening party. We could never have anticipated that response and we're totally overwhelmed (in a great way). Also, a big thank you to all of the local businesses who donated items for our giveaways. Eight lucky people won a big package of stuff from: