Jul 05, 2013

Summer Hours and New Employee!

To gear up for summer we have extended our hours! We are now open every day of the week (Monday - Saturday 11am-6pm and Sundays 11am-5pm). To help us stay open 7 days a week we've hired Lauren’s (La Ru’s) brother Evan. He works the shop Sunday - Tuesday. We asked him a couple questions so you could get to know him:

What kind of art projects do you work on? Very random ones, whatever pops into my head. Usually monsters.

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.

Jan 28, 2013

Feeling a little Anti-Valentines Day?

You don't have to love Valentine's Day. You can hate it. It's okay. Whether tongue in cheek - or dead serious, there's no need to be all lovey-dovey.

At Ugly Baby and La Ru, we have the perfect gifts for Valentine's haters. And for under $15. A print of some cute animals fighting? Art to hang in your shower that tells the world your thoughts on marriage? Yes. Yes. Yes. Oh, yes.

Jan 26, 2013

Valentines Day: Love it or Hate it... It Still Happens

That one made-up holiday for people in love is coming up soon. Valentine's Day. That's the one.

You either shower each other with gifts and go out for an overpriced and crowded dinner with everyone else in the city who loves someone. Or maybe you detest the whole thing - relationship or not - and stay home to boycott the whole deal. Either way, we're on your side. Yes, we at Ugly Baby and La Ru are stradding the fence on this divisive issue.

To Valentines or not to Valentines. I guess that is the question.

Jan 15, 2013

Guess Who Was Featured in a Video About Pike Place Market????

It might be us. (hang in there until minute 1:28 to be sure)

Okay, okay. I'll ruin the surprise. IT IS US! A big thanks to the Market for including our new, little shop in their latest promotional video.

It was fun to make. We spent many hours outside in front of the shop waiting for the street to be quiet enough to film. Semi trucks, commuter traffic, puppies, loading and unloading -- we finally finished up indoors.

It's horrifying to hear your own voice played back to you.... but we'll try to get over it. EEEEeeeek!

Oct 27, 2012

We Now Carry Sublime Stitching Products (including the NEW FLOSS!!!!)

I've had a craft crush on Jenny Hart for years. Everyone has. She is one of the revolutionaries leading this whole indie craft business explosion that has been going on for the past ten years. While learning how to embroider she was disappointed with the patterns available and decided to develop her own line. Years later, she has over 50 pattern sets, tools, printed and blank textiles, several books and now... HER OWN LINE OF FLOSS.

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:

Oct 11, 2012

People are Really CURIOUS about What the Heck we are.

Anytime people walk by and see us in the store they try to come in. We had to hang up a sign so they aren't confused when they walk into a half set up shop.

It's a pretty good problem to have.

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