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.

Jul 30, 2013

DIY Felt Fortune Cookie Tutorial

Last week we got to test out Epson's LabelWorks Ribbon Printer. One of the projects we came up with were Felt Fortune Cookies. It was so much fun (plus super quick and easy) that we wanted to share our DIY tutorial with you.


Supplies for Felt Fortune Cookie DIY Tutorial





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.

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.

Sep 10, 2012

Four Days In.... We Have the Makings of a Store.

This thing is shaping up nicely. We have a painted staircase. We have a new, beautiful ceiling color. The upstairs has three coats of bright yellow on one wall and one coat of gray on the other three. Shelves for prints have been installed in the retail space and Lauren Magic Erasered all the tiles. She also painted some cute characters for the front window so people can continue to wonder what the heck we're doing in here.


Sep 07, 2012

We got the keys! We got the keys! We got the keys!

Never mind the weird oil stains behind me. Never mind the dirty, dirty, dirty dirtiness. Never mind that there is one place on the stairway that you could fall through and seriously hurt yourself. Never mind that I spent all day there yesterday and only successfully cleaned a 25 square foot area. Never mind that the sink upstairs drains into a pvc pipe that goes through a hole someone drilled in the floor, and travels down to the first floor to drain into an open hole under the stairs.


Aug 23, 2012

The Painting Begins

We began painting the exterior of the shop this week. We spent a long time scraping and scraping and scraping and scraping. Then some kind soul walked by and told us about some kind of finish that peels the paint right off. We couldn't get to Home Depot fast enough. We got the finish, stripped the white paint and recaulked the windows (Lauren pronounces the "L").