Saturday, August 29, 2009

Party Planning: Save the Date!

We're planning big things this year for our anniversary party - new products, games of chance, giveaways and more.

We hope you'll join us for our biggest event of the year on November 7th. Missed last year? Check out the pictures here and here.

Friday, August 28, 2009

For the Love of Chimps

The folks at one of my favorite animal non-profits, Chimp Sanctuary NW, are having their first annual fundraiser auction in Seattle this year. I made this little mini wallet featuring one of the Cle Elum Seven, Foxie.

I stuffed the wallet with a $50 gift certificate and donated it to the silent auction. I'm in love the the rescue chimps and visit their blog daily to watch videos of them at play, so I hope this donation helps them in some small way.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Button Thursday: Blue Sparkle with Hoot

Button in Owl Dish, originally uploaded by Laura Bee Seattle.

Kim gave me this owl dish for Christmas last year. I love it!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Gentleman Pug

This is what Otis wore to the event at All the Best Pet Care earlier tonight. It's a silk necktie I picked up at Goodwill. The button (which I made) says, "Notorious P.U.G."

He joined the panel of costume contest judges.

I honestly didn't even realize that my top matched his tie until Rebecca pointed it out to me before snapping this picture.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Am I Nina Garcia or Michael Kors?

Poster courtesy of All the Best Pet Care.
Click on the image above to see it full-size.

My friends down the street at All the Best Pet Care invited me to judge a pet costume contest this Tuesday. Join with with your festive furry friend and you'll have the chance to win one of three prizes. I'm offering gift certificates for custom photo products featuring your pets.

If you know me, you know I love to dress up my dog Otis Redding each Halloween, so I'm extra-excited this about this contest! Plus, with the recent debut of the new season of Project Runway, many of us have fashion on the brain.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Boston Wedding Bags

Photo by Paul Brown.

One of my dear college friends got married earlier this month and the event served as a reunion of sorts for my college buddies.

My friend Amy (right) and I (left) ended up with similar dresses to wear to the shindig, but our purses are very different.

I chose a Celeste Clutch because it fits my small digital camera plus primping essentials. Amy opted for a Sadie wristlet in burgundy to carry her minimalist items.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Button Thursday: Unabashedly Girly Button

This button reminds me of an outfit Betty Draper might wear to a chic Manhattan restaurant.

(I'm posting this picture a little early because Ashley and I will be walking the Seattle Gift Show tomorrow searching for new goods to offer this fall.)

New for Fall: Jewel Toned Pendants

These rich pendants came into the shop while I was away on vacation last week and they are just lovely. Made of silver-tone metal with enamel accents, they have the heft of quality at a reasonable price of $24 each.

Perhaps the best thing about these necklaces is that they are completely reversible. For example, see that black one up there? It's peacock teal on the other side - two necklaces in one. We also have coordinating earrings if you're on the mood for matchy.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tuesday Special (That's Today!)

Join as we offer a mini scavenger hunt all day today.

Search for the yellow Tuesdays in Ballard tags hidden inside three Laura Bee Bags. If you find a tag, we'll give you 20% off that bag and a free Laura Bee Designs pen!

We're open from 10 am -7 pm on Tuesdays this summer.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Penguin Auction August 14th

Dorothy Parker Penguin, originally uploaded by Laura Bee Seattle.

The Woodland Park Zoo penguin sculptures will be auctioned off tomorrow, Friday at the Greenwood Collective from 6-9 pm. Learn more about the auction here.

My penguin Dorothy Parker will be among those available.