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LaRu

cute animals fighting each other

Seattle, Washington · 1518 Sales

LaRu

cute animals fighting each other

Seattle, Washington 1518 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(361)

Shop owner

Lauren

Contact

Announcement   Are you in Seattle? Buy La Ru in person! Stop by my shop in downtown Seattle called Ugly Baby and La Ru. (Located in Pike Place Market: 1430 Western Ave.)

Want sneak peeks on my upcoming projects, info on secret sales, or want to help decide on new illustrations or products that I create? Join the La Ru VIP Club: http://www.larudio.com/vip-club/

Connect through social media:
Instagram: @larudio
Facebook: facebook.com/larudio
Twitter: @larudio
Pinterest: pinterest.com/larudio/

Custom Orders: I do custom illustrations. Message me for rates and let me know what you have in mind, including size of illustration and date you need it by. Custom illustrations are typically 8x10 or 11x14, black and white, pen and ink drawings. Unfortunately I do not do custom orders for t-shirts or DIY kits.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 24, 2016

Are you in Seattle? Buy La Ru in person! Stop by my shop in downtown Seattle called Ugly Baby and La Ru. (Located in Pike Place Market: 1430 Western Ave.)

Want sneak peeks on my upcoming projects, info on secret sales, or want to help decide on new illustrations or products that I create? Join the La Ru VIP Club: http://www.larudio.com/vip-club/

Connect through social media:
Instagram: @larudio
Facebook: facebook.com/larudio
Twitter: @larudio
Pinterest: pinterest.com/larudio/

Custom Orders: I do custom illustrations. Message me for rates and let me know what you have in mind, including size of illustration and date you need it by. Custom illustrations are typically 8x10 or 11x14, black and white, pen and ink drawings. Unfortunately I do not do custom orders for t-shirts or DIY kits.

Lauren

Contact shop owner

Lauren

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(361)
Shannon Brown

Shannon Brown on Dec 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Adorable onesie! My niece will look so cute in it!

marzafraz

marzafraz on Dec 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love the custom piece that Lauren created for me. She worked with me to figure out exactly what I wanted and then what she created was perfect! She was also very timely with communication, project completion and shipping. The whole process was enjoyable and I would definitely do another custom order from her again, or buy any of her other wonderful pieces.

CJ912

CJ912 on Dec 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love this shirt! Excellent quality and unique design. My future daughter in law will love it!

CJ912

CJ912 on Dec 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I purchased the Coffee Sloth (men's) as well as the Seattle Sloth (women's) and am very pleased with both of them. The fabric is excellent and I love the unique designs. They were delivered quickly and nicely wrapped in tissue paper.

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Updates

New Sloth Space Needle Shirts are in! These tees are super soft. Easily my new favorite shirt.

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Women's Space Needle Sloth Shirt
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Loving my new Coffee Sloth shirt. Now up on Etsy!
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Women's Coffee Sloth Shirt
$30.00
Baby La Ru when she was about 3 months old modeling the La Ru Sloth Onesie!

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Sloth Baby Bodysuit
$22.00
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About

Cute Animals Fighting Each Other

In 2008, I started a craft group that would meet monthly and pick a material that we had never worked with and teach ourselves how to use it. One craft night we picked resin and I fell in love. We made scrabble tile necklaces with magazines. It was fun, but I hated sticking to such a defined size and using other people's artwork....so with some experimentation I figured out how to work with clay, resin, and my own hand drawn images to create pendants.

Shortly after I started selling at local craft shows. At one show I overheard a group of guys saying "there's never anything for men at these shows." After hearing that I expanded my product line to include belt buckles and cufflinks; they were a hit. My product line eventually expanded to prints, t-shirts, and now DIY kits based off of my illustrations.

In October of 2012 I opened a brick and mortar shop in Pike Place Market called Ugly Baby and La Ru with my friend and business partner Rosalie Gale (Ugly Baby). We sell our artwork and DIY craft kits. Our art studio is directly above the shop, which allows us to create our art in the shop. We host many events such as Bunny Party! A fundraiser for the Seattle Animal Shelter every April, Etsy's Birthday Party every June, and occasionally craft nights and craft classes. To find out more, visit: uglybabyandlaru.com.

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Shop members

  • Lauren

    Owner

    I'm a Seattle based designer/artist. I enjoy drawing cute animals and robots & using bright colors. I own a brick and mortar shop in the Pike Place Market called Ugly Baby and La Ru which sells my art along with my partner's art & DIY craft kits.

  • Evan

    Assistant

    Evan is my brother and my assistant. He also works at my brick and mortar shop: Ugly Baby and La Ru.

  • Zim

    Manager & Bunny Inspiration

    Zim (also goes by Zimmy) is the manager and bunny inspiration for my drawings. He is almost 11 years old. He's traveled across the country twice and enjoys chewing up drawings. He gets paid in cherrios, carrots, and pets.

Manufacturers

  • Digital Printer

    Seattle, WA, United States

    Cascade Reprographics prints high quality digital prints and is located in Seattle, WA.

  • Screen Printer

    Seattle, WA, United States

    ThisThat is a full-service, custom silk screen printing shop conveniently located in West Seattle, Washington.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 29, 2013
Are you in Seattle? Buy La Ru in person! Stop by my shop in downtown Seattle called Ugly Baby and La Ru. (Located in Pike Place Market: 1430 Western Ave.)

You can also purchase La Ru items from the following Seattle stores:
Monster Art and Clothing in Ballard (5000 20th Ave NW)
Portage Bay Goods in Fremont (706 N 34th St)

SHIPPING: Unfortunately USPS raised their prices. For International Orders, they raised their prices quite a bit. If you are an international customer purchasing more than one item, please contact me so I can adjust the shipping rates. I am truly sorry for the new rates.

CUSTOM ORDERS: I would be happy to make you a custom order. Please message me for pricing.

To keep posted on new designs, shows, and more become friends with La Ru on facebook at www.facebook.com/laru.jewelry, follow La Ru on Twitter at LaRuDio or google+ at laru.jewelry [!at] gmail.com.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I will happily accept payment through PayPal and credit cards.

For custom orders, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required before I can start your custom order. The remaining 50% +shipping will be due when the item is complete.
Shipping
SHIPPING ADDRESS:
Please make sure your shipping address is correct for both Etsy and Paypal (if applicable). La Ru is not responsible for errors when multiple/incorrect addresses are given.

SHIPPING WITHIN THE US:
I ship from Seattle, WA (USA) using USPS. I use delivery confirmation within the US. Items typically ship within 1-3 business days of purchase, but can take up to 7 days.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:
Items typically ship within 1-3 business days of purchase, but can take up to 7 days.
To save you money, items are shipped First Class USPS (unless stated otherwise in the item listing) which does not allow for package tracking and can take up to a few weeks to deliver depending on the country. If would like to track your package, have delivery confirmation, or faster delivery please contact me and I would be happy to change your shipping type and can send you an invoice for the price difference.

IF YOU LIVE IN SEATTLE:
If you live in Seattle and would like to save on shipping you are more than welcome to pick up your order at my shop Ugly Baby and La Ru located in the Pike Place Market (1430 Western Ave). Please message me before you submit your payment so I can remove the shipping charges and schedule a pick up time.

LOOKING FOR YOUR PACKAGE?:
If you live in apartment complex or college dorm and do not receive your package, please speak to the apartment managers, dorm mail room people, or neighbors, then feel free to contact me.

ADDITIONAL SHIPPING OPTIONS:
If you would prefer your package to be shipped via FedEx or with special handling (i.e. signature confirmation), let me know before paying and I will bill you with the shipping changes applied.

If an item is damaged during shipping, please send contact me immediately.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds are not available for custom orders. Shirts can be exchanged for a different size within 15 days of receiving the shirt. Please contact me if you need to exchange the shirt, shipping charges apply.
Additional policies and FAQs
Need a longer chain? I will happily change out the chain for you for additional charge of $5 for 18"-22". Please message me that you need a longer chain and I will send you an invoice for the change.

Thanks!