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Thursday, 18 November 2010
Congratulations to winner eclairre!

This week everything beneath the rowan tree is just Tickety Bu!

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I am thrilled to welcome Kristi of Tickety Bu to my little blogspot this week.  And because I know you are wondering, 'tickety bu' means everything is all right!
 We are big Tickety Bu fans at our house.
Seriously. Like, seriously enough that this requires a bulleted list serious.
  • Cuddle Throw for snuggling all year through~ it lives on our couch and is a must for scary movies (which at our house are kid's movies with a bad guy, we are wimps!)
  • Mezzo Bu for Rowan's bed (custom dued to match her room) which is the only blanket that I can keep on her on cold winter nights, it has just the right weight and drape.
  • Hooded Towel ~ we love this thing!  It soft, warm and absorbent (terry) and if we leave the hood on for dressing, then Ro's hair is halfway dried, big timesaver at bedtime.
  • Wipes~ once we tried TB velour wipes as washcloths, we have never gone back to rough terry!
Told you it was serious! You need Bu.
And if luxurious fabric and gorgeous colours weren't enough, Kristi is also a lovely person to know: warm, funny and with an unerring business sense I have relied on more than once. So it is my pleasure to share with you some of what makes Tickety Bu tick.

I asked Kristi to share a little of what is exciting her right now about her business:
Business is growing, and growth is exciting! Tickety Bu is new to Etsy, which is fun. We'll be launching a new website soon and the blog has been rejuvinated, which means I'm actually blogging. I love to blog but had lost the time for a bit. I'm glad to be back to it as I love using it to share custom stories since my customs are such a strong part of my business and they normally have such a rich story to them.

When asked about what exciting things are happening with her family, she answered:
The biggest excitement in our family life has been the coming and going of chickens. We recently got a small flock of various breeds and have been raising them since a day old. They are adorable, quite loving and the kids are fascinated by them. It's been wonderful to work on something together as a family, from caring for the chicks, to building a coop. The upcoming holidays will soon overshadow the excitement that the birds have brought though. From Halloween until after the kid's birthdays in January is the busiest, but happiest time around here. We all get caught up in the holiday cheer and we take a lot of time out to do things together as a family and build new traditions. I'm always amazed at how important those traditions are to the kids even though they are so young.

I also asked Kristi to share her favourite family  holiday tradition:
Wow, that's a tough question given that there are so many. We decorate the whole house for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving, so that is always fun. The kids love to decide where to put everything and they each have their favorite decoration. The whole family gets into it and we all love it equally. We also take a day and go into NYC to see the decorations at Rockefeller Plaza and the windows at Macy's. Grand Central Station is always decorated and we nibble on holiday goodies each year. Walking around the city during the holidays always puts us in the mood for Christmas cheer. And of course making cookies. We make a ton of cookies each year, sharing them with friends, Santa and of course each other. We try new recipes each year and the kids always do the bulk of the cooking. It takes all day in the kitchen and it's a huge mess, but we love every minute of it, including sampling each as we go!
(I am planning on relocating to Kristi's house right now).



 The Tickety Bu line has recently grown by one more great product: the Cadara Bu™:
Cadara is the phonetic for hug in Hindi and this blanket is definitely designed to hug — a swaddling blanket taken to a whole new level. Wrap your little one in luxury with the Cadara Bu.

Made of a single layer of bamboo interlock, the Cadara Bu is the ultimate in softness. It is lightweight with the perfect amount of stretch and cling to hug your little one in comfort. Oversized at 35"x48" so you can swaddle your little one as they get older, or so you can swaddle your big little one. And, after the swaddling days are through, the Cadara makes the perfect light weight blanket for the car, stroller, or on those cool days and nights. 


Machine wash, no bleach, tumble dry. The use of dryer balls will keep your bamboo velour soft and supple and cut drying time.

This week (November 18 - 22) we are hosting a giveaway of
this gorgeous new Cadara Bu by Tickety Bu (as pictured here)
 Simply leave a comment on this post
(and a way to contact you)::
To qualify your comment should include a note about  your favourite Tickety Bu colorway. 
You can view all of  Kristi's stunning colors & colorways 
You can also join her Facebook page for news, special announcements and more!
Check out her blog as well!
The winner will be randomly drawn on Monday, November 22nd at 10 PM est.
This giveaway is open to anyone (anywhere).

88 comments:

Smrt Mama said...

I think sugar plum is my favorite colorway right now. So pretty!

I can be reached at morgan@mcfamilies.com :)

Julie said...

Wow, they're all so gorgeous! Katie is my favorite colorway.

thiscosylife@yahoo.com

sarah in the woods said...

Those are so beautiful and snuggly looking! I love the enchanted forest one.

Erin said...

Friends is my favorite colorway for sure.

Margo B said...

I was thinking about these the other day - remembering a much earlier post of yours I think - the fall foliage colourway really calls to me right now as I look around and see most of the leaves have fallen to the ground - I always wish I could see those wonderful colours on the trees for longer.

Kristy said...

Gorgeous!!! I think "some" of my favs are Family, Meadow, Blossom, Fishbowl and Xander! Wow!!! Too hard to pick just one! :)

three4me_4now@yahoo.com

Thanks for the fun!

Rachel said...

I want one of each! LOL It's hard to choose a favorite color; but, it would have to be between, Summer Berry, Fall Foliage, and Refresh Rainbow. Hmmm...maybe Tumbling Ocean. Too many gorgeous colors to choose from. LOL

rachel@copiousgypsy.com

Jessica said...
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Jessica said...

my favorite is vamp!

I love tickety bu stuff. I do not own any yet! but she does gorgeous work!

luvs2labor AT gmail DOT com

Erica said...

I love my violets cuddle throw, but she has so many gorgeous colorways.

~Erica
erica_cheatum@charter.net

Moonstonemama said...

I am in LOVE with her Spirit colorway! During the recent HC co-op I let a friend tag onto my order, she got a Cuddle Throw in Spirit and I was kicking myself when I opened our package that I didn't order that blanket for myself

Barefootmystic at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I love almost all of them with browns - maybe my fav would be Verdigris Reef

EsKezzy AT cox dot net

luxiii said...

Ahhh. I have drooled over Tickety Bu for quite some time. How nice that the winner will be chosen on my birthday :) After looking through so many colorways, my favorite is definitely Enchanted Forest!

Chandra said...

Beautiful! I really like the "Meadow" and "Seadragon" colorways.

Chandra said...

oops I forgot my email... chanandchris@sbcglobal.net

Melanie said...

I also like the contempo colors for my baby boy to be

melanieinaz2003 at yahoo

Anonymous said...

So pretty! I love Dried Hydrangea!

c.gouldmail at gmail dot com

momma rae said...

gorgeous!! i want to touch it. ;)

eclairre said...

eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

I'm in love w/the color 'Katie'!

Emily R. said...

All the colors are just beautiful but I love Contempo. So pretty!

HarajukuGirl92@gmail.com

Wehaf said...

I like the camonista colorway!

urchiken at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I like the Alice colorway, so pretty!

Hands&Fire Pottery on HC forums

erin m. said...

The Pretty In Pink color also caught my eye!
panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

Rosie said...

My favourite is Mad Hatter... wow!! Look at those greens! These blankets are simply sublime. Imagining family snuggles right now :)

rosie at mother+view dot com (without the plus sign between mother and view)

Aik said...

I love the Dried Hydrangea.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Marissa said...

I love the "storm" colorway! I also love "sprout", and that's the nickname for our baby. :)

Jennifer said...

Love violet. Simply perfect.
sjwhit@gmail.com

PoppyLand said...

I love Contempo. pretty colors:)

landofpoppies at gmail.com

endless13 said...

My favourite colourway is Enchanted Forest! They are gorgeous :)

Sherry said...

Oh tickety bu, I do love thee! I have 4 mezzu bu's. I have have 2 tickety cuddle bu's. And 2 bitey Bu's. My absolutely favorite colorway is Jets. Which I should have in my hands in the near future as a throw. That colorway is just so amazing to me, I'm a pinkoholic! hahaha. I am so excited to try the new cadara bu. And Kristy is completely amazing to work with! Her blankets are worth every single cent. They hold up VERY well with children. I know, I have 7. Can't wait to try hooded towels. Cadara, paperless towels. The list goes on!!! LOVE THE BU!!!!!!! mysticviewgoldens at live dot com.

totmama said...

It was very hard to decide but chocolate cherry looks gorgeous just like my little girl.

Sacelaj(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Domestic Diva said...

So gorgeous! It's hard to choose, but I think I like the Enchanted Forest the best.

karamino said...

Not easy to choose:) I think I like the Starling - it looks so soft
ninusikbel(AT)hotmail.com

avalonne83 said...

Great giveaway! I'd love to be entered.

My favourite one is STORM.

Please count me in. Thanks.

avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

mvegan said...

I love Sprinkler! email in my profile :)

Dragonfly Kisses Jewelry said...

Love Starling, Very beautiful!

DragonflyKissesJewelry@gmail.com

Schoolgirl said...

I love Erika :) and many other colors..

Thanks!
abstufftobuy(at)gmail(dot)com

Jamie Langolf said...

They are all gorgeous! I think I have to go with Enchanted Forest as my favorite.

TaylorMade said...

So beautiful! Its a toss up betwee katie and enchanted forest!

Taylorgketchum@gmail.com

Vicki S said...

My fave would have to be "elation"
the colors are magnificent :)

sswpss at yahoo dot com

weliveintheforest said...

I love Caribean sunset, enchanted forest and Calm. I'd love one of these for our baby on the way!

weliveintheforest at hotmail.com

Lee said...

Sugarplum would be great for my little girl!
Leeldoo at yahoo dot com

JJ said...

Love Meadow, Mad Hatter, Enchanted Forest, and Verdigris Reef, although all the colors are so rich and beautiful

Nicole Everitt said...

I love the latest "Oh the Places You'll Go" colorway! My email is nicole.e.everitt@gmail.com

Ali said...

How do you pick just one?
I think Summer Berry is my favorite. I've been eyeing these for a while, so here's hoping!

alichanmehan@yahoo.com

Katie C. said...

They're all so wonderful, it's really pretty hard to pick one! I'm drooling over all the colours:) Well, I like Katie a lot (it's my name after all) but I think Vamp is my number one. I prefer the more saturated hues.

My email is dendroid_mob@hotmail.com

Ryan and Megan said...

i am loving the dream colorway and i love that you are having a giveaway! yay! we need more bu in our house

Jen said...

Strata is on my bed right now. Kristi's work is amazing!


(jenawithers@yahoo.com)

Fellow Rover said...

thanks for this lovely giveaway. my favorite is the fall foliage. although we do not have autumn in the philippines, i love looking at autumn pictures. it think it's great for a romantic stroll or reading while lying on the ground covered in autumn leaves!

khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

mommyc said...

Aztec is my favorite colorway, I just love the turquoise!

chrystal dot bingham at gmail dot com

BirchLeaf Designs - Wendy and Mojo said...

Wow! What a lovely giveaway! Thanks for sharing! My favorite colourway is Girl Rainbow...so bright and colorful!

Kelly said...

Definitely a tough choice as they are all so lovely. Of all of them, I think I like Seadragon or All Boy the best.

kskinner (at) uwaterloo (dot) ca

Anonymous said...

We love our bu's here! Right now my favorite colorways are Starling and Alice.
niklaporte@ hotmail.ca

peripatetic33 said...

peripatetic33
peripatetic33athotmaildotcom
my favorite is Camonista

nicole said...

My favorite is probably the girly rainbow colorway in the cuddle bu pictured on this blog. I am a fool for rainbows :)

wrappedupinclover at gmail dot com

aj said...

I like quiltblock ( :

A_C_E_ at hotmail.com

Aimee said...

My favourite colorway is Mandarin. So light and beautiful!

I can be reached at aimee@aimeeandchris.com

Linda Kish said...

They all look great. I'd have to choose Willy, I think

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Tickety Bu! My favorite colorway (as of today...it changes almost every time I see a new one) is the On the Places line. Love those gorgeous colors and how well they flow together. I really do hope I win this one! I have been dealing with an extremely painful medical situation and I need a little pick me up! My poor toddler has been so patient through this all but I know she could use a little pick me up to. Thank you for hosting this great giveaway!

Jennifer Saleem
I-RIBBIT@jnsfirst.com

Tanya said...

these look lovely! I can't decide between Almond Mocha and Chocolate Cherry as my faves :)Thanks for the giveaway!

islandregencygirl AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk

Dana BP said...

Love Mad Hatter and Lily Pad!!

My son has a Blue Eyes cuddle that he loves!!

very married said...

ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

i love "mystery"!

Donna L said...

I love all her rainbow ones. Earth rainbow is my favorite.

dluciew@yahoo.com

~LiLaC~ said...

Wow, I could look at Tickety Bu colorways all day! They are all so gorgeous! I just got a dark rainbow hooded towel in the mail last week and it is so pretty. I think that the dark rainbow has to be my current favorite colorway :)

lilacmomma at live dot com

Pickled Pandas said...

I love the sleepy hollow colorwork!

pickledpandasATgmailDOTcom

asuka said...

My favorite is the Aztec. Love those colors together!

so.kitsch at gmail dot com

xlacrimax said...

My favorite is Earthtone.
xlacrimax at gmail dot com

catsmeow-5 said...

I really like Seadragon.
crmccutcheon@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I like girl rainbow!
mchelsea@live.com

Sara said...

I love Starling, Enchated Dream, and Rowan!
ladygracesara at yahoo dot com

Lynn said...

Verdigris Reef has to be my favorite.... Such beautiful colors... it was hard to chose one.

Lynn
lynncowman@sympatico.ca

M said...

My very favourite Tickety Bu colourway has to be Strata. I did manage to snag a Sea Shell blanket and gave it as a baby gift, though, and it was so pretty that it was hard to let go!

Angela said...

Storm is my fave for now. <3
angelawalter@gmail.com

KellyJ Doll Dependant said...

I love the Enchanted forest colourway. Just beautiful. I am following the blog and am a fb fan :)
My email is kellyfegan@hotmail.co.uk. Thank you!

*Miss Cake* said...

I'm loving the Sugar Plum colourway! It's so pretty, but they all are! Hard to choose! :) One day I will luck out and actually snag one!

alainn.aingeal (at) gmail (dot) com

LiserLoo said...

There are so many gorgeous colors, I don't think there is one I don't like! I am a huge fan of Alice, Sprout, Fishbowl and White Queen.

chickadeeknits at hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Katie is my favorite colorway!

Raylenedh@sbcglobal.net

Dreaming Monet said...

wow, i love so many of the colorways it will be hard to choose. starling and dazzle both stand out for me, as well as mother earth. i love white queen and lilypad. i love desert and the blues.

we have a baby due in june, and i would be ecstatic to win this giveaway - it's something we really NEED.

if i win, can i be surprised with one of the colorways i listed above? any of them would be fine, maybe one that would seem 'cooler' in the desert heat...

d brandon at saic dot edu

thanks so much for the chance to win!

Liz said...

I love transform!!!

All of them are beautiful though! :)

Heidi said...

i like the summer berry!
heidilynndonahue@gmail.com

Allison said...

I love Jewels - I've been eyeing it since she opened! Thank you for the giveaway!!

novmommyallison at yahoo.com

dizzidaisy23 said...

I love Girl Rainbow, I love Vamp, I love Spirit, and I love many more, too.

Hannah said...

I have a strata cuddle blanket, and it is just lovely! But now that we had our baby (and we had a girl!), I am in looove with sugar plum :)

kaiah_17@yahoo.com

Staci said...

LOVE Tickety Bu!!! We have a few. My favorite is the one Kristi made for my son Evan! :)

um. you need to be able to contact me:
sabramsky@yahoo.com

Jenn said...

gorgeous! my favorite colorway is probably jewel :)

chatongris@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite colorway is Enchanted because my daughter loves Sleeping Beauty and this remind me of her.

Kerrykeekei@aol.com
Thanks!!!

Stacia said...

Love the Lucky colorway!

Anonymous said...

So many colorways are beautiful, but my favorite is "Verdigris Reef". I can be reached at carolynfreedman2@me.com

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