Learn how to stitch up a cute stuffed whale by Threadfollower! No hand sewing experience necessary! This class will teach you some basic hand stitching techniques using one of Cynthia Treen's Threadfollower kits.
Threadfollower kits are super cute, easy to follow, and a craft that you can complete in an evening. Your ticket price includes a kit with everything you will need to complete your whale, hands on instructions from Rosalie Gale and Lauren Rudeck (owners of Ugly Baby and La Ru), plus light snacks.
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!
One whole magical year has flown by since we opened Ugly Baby and La Ru! We invite you to celebrate with us: October 19th, 6-10pm!
Free Give-away Bags every hour!
Shrinky Dink crafts!
Live Snarky Cards by Alisa Starr!
Free Anniversary button for the first 200 people!
Delicious snacks + much more!
To RSVP click here.
RSVP on our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/342445882554289/
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.
**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!
The theme of the party was "Community" so we rounded up all the crafty groups in Seattle to help co-produce the event. Then, we badgered all the shops who sell handmade items or craft supplies into donating awesome stuff for us to give away.
EtsyRAIN, Unanimous Craft and School House Craft were kind enough to offer their woman-power, awesome brains and shell out a few bucks to make the event extra amazing. The amazing Michaela took photos all day and Tweeted her brains out for us. A group of extra-special volunteers trooped down in the rain to make sure everything went as planned. We can't say THANK YOU enough to everyone who helped.
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:
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.
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.