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!
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**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.
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!
This month we are highlighting some artists who will be peddling their wares at the EtsyRAIN Handmade Holiday show Friday, 11/24 and Saturday, 11/25.
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.
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: