Ugly Baby and La Ru is a shop in Pike Place Market that is home to creative handmade gifts made by two talented artists: Rosalie Gale (the Ugly Baby part of the duo) and Lauren Rudeck (creator of La Ru). It is a great place to find gifts for children (think cute screen printed clothes, create your own sock monkey kits, and beginner sewing sets ) and adults (think t-shirts, fun greeting cards, and home decor), plus it's great simply because of that name.
We felt a little guilty when we first wandered in, I mean calling a baby ugly? Pretty low. But after asking the shop owners about the name we found out that the baby in the logo is actually Rosalie's husband, who has since grown into his forehead. Phew, now we can shop without worrying about the baby's self esteem.
Ugly Baby and La Ru hosted a Bunny Party this Easter to support Seattle Animal Shelter and Special Bunny. Visitors got to play with bunnies and check out the Ugly Baby and La Ru workshop, where they create most of the items sold in their store. Going to be honest, we were the oldest people there to play with the bunnies, but that didn't stop us from crawling into the bunny pens and hogging a few of the fluff balls from the toddlers (adults are allowed to enjoy bunny snuggles too).