Jul 09, 2017
Craft Party 2017

Crafty Party 2017

It's time again for the Ugly Baby and La Ru annual Craft Party. Every year we take over our little block of Western Avenue & some of the neighboring businesses to host a mix of craft projects (with supplies generously donated by our amazing sponsors), extensive sidewalk chalking, amazing giveaways, gift bags and a photo booth.

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.

Jan 29, 2014
Sublime Stitching Patterns in Seattle, Washington

New Sublime Stitching Shipment: Tool Kits, Glow in the Dark Floss, NEW Laurel Canyon Floss - and more!

We received a big shipment of new Sublime Stitching patterns, tools and awesome-ness.

My favorite: glow-in-the-dark floss. I've used it before -- and it works like magic.

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.

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?

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!

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