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    By Silvertree

    Please be aware that we do not permit swap-related content on profiles or in blogs. Please post this content only in the For Sale, Swaps, and Wanted forums, or in the Wishlists topic. ~from Swapping 101  Thanks!
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13 Nights of Halloweeeeeeeen 2020

If you said you would be happy with homemade things, what types of homemade things would you like best?
Anything? Honestly, jewelry, yarnwork, foodstuffs - all are amazing. (Sorry, I realize that is supremely not helpful.    Do you garden or keep houseplants, and--if so-- would you be interested in seeds or gardening supplies? No thank you. I try regularly, and always kill things.    What is your favorite Halloween character or creature? Bats, spiders, snakes! I love all the creepy crawlies and Jack and Sally from NMBC, and gargoyles...   Would you be interested in a spooky fabric mask?  What should be on it?  Tie, earloop, or what?  
OMG YES!!!!! Anything along the lines I've already described. Tie or earloop is fine, although I find I marginally prefer loops..    If you'd like something knit, anything you'd especially adore? (Socks (shoe size), mittens, fingerless mitts, cowl, hat, etc)  Socks (sz 8 US Womens) or fingerless mits or a shawl are the things I'd get the most use out of.      What are you interested in from the BPAL Update?  How about the NAVA update? Nothing from NAVA, thanks. I haven't actually had a chance to look at the BPAL update yet, but I will update my wishlist accordingly...probably next week?   How do you feel about stuff being shipped directly to you instead of to me and then to you, so it wouldn't be wrapped but you could still wait to open it?  Bad idea or good idea? That's fine! I've done that before and just noted what night it's for.    Any interest in any candles or other products from Sihaya and Co?  These candles sound amazing: Autumnvale Cafe
Celtic Twilight
The Dreamer Awakens
II - Full Moon
  The plummy lip colors - Twilight Magic, Velvet Bow, and Elixir of Life look fab, as does Harvest Rust. The Enchantress shimmer is cool as well. And I would love to try the paintbox exclusive Ginger Fox in either scrub or soap.   There is a place near me that has some of the BEST coffee beans I've personally ever had- would you be interested in receiving a pound or half pound of beans? If so, do you prefer flavored (which ones?), full caffeinated - decaf - half and half?, whole bean or ground? Light or dark roast? 
OOOOOOOH, Yes please! Definitely fully caffeinated, slightly prefer dark roast whole bean, but flexible on both. For flavors, I'd probably prefer a sampler of smaller sizes, just because I am not even sure what I like anymore. 
Also, how about a mug to go with it? If so, what's your mug style- oversized 90's coffeehouse? Tiny espresso demitasse? Ye Standard Coffee Cup? Name it! Oversized 90s coffee house for sure.    Do you drink booze? If so, would you be interested in a kit to infuse your favorite varieties? (I've tried these and love them: https://www.etsy.com/shop/InBooze) Answering my own question, I do, and I love these - I've tried the Old Fashioned and the Cucumber Citrus. I really WANT to try the Blackberry Gin Smash, Blueberry Citrus - really anything that is for gin, vodka, whiskey, rum, or tequila. So, you know, pretty much all of them. LOL

Em-

Em-

 

Imp Hooch

Super good: I started off with a nearly empty bottle of Harigata II, added an imp of Blood Pearl. Added a small vial of OHWTO of Lost at Sea. And threw in another imp of Alkemia County Fair and Irrésistible.   Bottle 1: (sweet, musky, sexy, currently labeled "Great Underpants for Womb Furie and Sinning) Great Sword of War, L'Enlèvement, Womb Furie 2012, Aelophile, Mag Mell, Sin, Solstice Scents Blueberry Violet Truffle, Arcana Bawd, Arcana Frilly Underpants, Alkemia Bohémiens en Voyage

Bottle 2: (going for orange and tobacco): SN: Sweet Orange, Centzon Totochtin, Blodughadda, Only a Sip, The Antikythera Mechanism, Kali, Dee, Possets Ego, Pumpkin IV

Bottle 3: (wanted to see if I could make Mischief wearable, currently labeled "weird") Mischief, Alkemia Carmen 7, Alkemia Echoed Ecstacy, Possets Chichicastenango, Possets Chivitavecchia, Possets Silver Carnation, Solstice Scents Rose Sugar Cardamom

Bottle 4: (based off the theme, we've lovingly dubbed this "Halloween at Heidi's") Bordello, Yipe, Haus of Gloi Risque, Sin, Perversion, Scary Cat, Alkemia Trick or Treat, Alkemia Black Magic Woman

Bottle 5: (berries, citrus, and light things): Bewitched, Bones of Capys, drop of Horny Panda, Delirium, Dead Leaves + Blackberries, Golden Priapus, The Dodo, Night-Gaunt, Dia de los Muertos 2012, Possets A Poem of Villeneuve St. Georges

Bottle 6: (Red apples and red musk) Daruma Doll, Love Me, Veil, Tushnamatay, Skuld, Ogun, The Ifrit, Bard, Autumn Cider 2011, Arcana Apples Crave Cake, WoobieBath.com Hocus Pocus  

torikitty

torikitty

 

Adventures in layering

Instead of spamming the layering thread, I thought I'd just make a page in my notes...  Envy + Squirting Cucumber: Sometimes you just need some cool greens and a cucumber... or at least I do. Good for hot muggy days when I don't care to be reminded of my sweaty flesh prison. The cucumber prevents any soapy tendencies that Envy's lavender can have on me.    Envy + the Apothecary: Comes out as surprisingly strong lavender and tea leaf, with a faint bed of moss and maybe a ghost of ginger, but the citrus and grass disappear almost entirely. So curious, I thought the mint and green herbs would have jumped out.   Tenochtitlan + the Apothecary: Sharp herbal citrus and ginger with sweet prickly pear flare quickly and then suddenly I can barely smell anything. Maybe a whiff of the potpourri that Tenochtitlan reverts to on its own, but mostly nothing. What?? Apothecary has been pretty versatile for layering on my skin, and normally lasts a decently long time even if the throw is variable. I may need to retest Tenochtitlan to figure out what's up as I haven't worn it since my initial test.    Sjofn + the Apothecary: A cool garden of greens surrounding an apple tree. Lots of tea leaf, ginger, and apple flare at first, then fade to subtle apple peel with a good grass note. Definitely a summer blend I'll wear again.    Robin Goodfellow + Squirting Cucumber: Bright wet green plus golden-brown musky forest equals salad in the woods? I mean, it's not bad by any stretch of the imagination, but not really special either.    Ranger + the Apothecary: Sharp tea leaf and pine when wet, turns slightly ginger and then begins sweetening as it dries. The patchouli blast I usually get with Ranger alone is tamped down a bit. I get a whiff of green when I turn my head, but overall the medley of herbs and faint trees stays close to the skin on me.    Iago + the Black Rider: Very Leather when wet, as Iago is much more prominent to start with. Dries to a musky, semisweet leather edged with vetiver and tobacco. Adds another dimension to both scents--softer depth to Iago, and higher spikes to Black Rider. Definitely recommend for leather aficionados.    Blood Kiss + Fighter: Have I gone mad? Yes. The tannin-sour leather from Fighter is still dominant as a base. Blood Kiss' cherry wine disappears and I get what must be a clove/vetiver Fighter with just a tiny tinge of vanilla when I get close... and something else? Is it blood and poppy? My nose has completely lost the plot here; I can't stop smelling myself to try and puzzle out this combo.    Strangler Fig + All Night Long: Christmas figgy cinnamon. They complement each other well, but the result isn't really me.   

niffler

niffler

 

Scents tested and results

In no particular order... Apothecary: ok, layers well with other green scents.  Ranger: unfortunately gives a patchouli blast when first in contact with my skin. Le sigh. Druid: I'm in love. Will eventually order a real bottle and hoard this until the end of time. Envy: a good scent if I need something refreshing, very chill. Strangler Fig: needs a particular mood, as it's sweeter than I really like. Not so much a green scent as soft brown for me. Squirting Cucumber: less "refreshing" than Envy, but sometimes you just need some grass and cucumber in your life.  Antikythera Mechanism: delicious and comforting, perfect for snuggling with a book and glass of whisky. Black Rider: like this a lot and was very pleasantly surprised at how it mellowed on my skin. Czernobog: a hell of a smell, requires a definite mood from me. I have worn it solo, though, and the dry down is very intriguing. Cthulhu: kind of soapy and non-perfumey, but the cat didn't hate it like he does other aquatics. *shrug * Dee: also very comforting, classy and very wearable. Competes with Druid as my favorite BPAL scent. Iago: works nicely for me when layered with Black Rider, but not one I wear solo.  Roses, Pearls, and Diamonds: goes horribly cloying on me. Sad, because I kind of liked this in the imp despite my aversion to florals. Hecate: nah, can't handle the almonds. All Night Long: turns into red hot candies on me, no thanks. Fighter: I waffle on whether or not I actually like this, depends on how I feel about the blood/steel note and what my skin chemistry does on that day.  Black Tower: melancholy, pensive. Will go into my daily wear rotation.  Bow and Crown of Conquest: an elegant scent to me, subtle enough florals that I'll actually wear it. Tenochtitlan: prickly pear potpourri. Not for my skin, apparently. Sjofn: so good, I loved picking apples in the orchard as a kid and this is definitely a basket of golden delicious apples. Robin Goodfellow: love, probably will order a bottle eventually. Really I just want to smell like a forest. Rogue: nice, plan to test layering with other leather or green scents. Blood Kiss: not for me. I recognize that this is purely because I dislike cherries and the rest of the scent is perfectly decent.

niffler

niffler

 

Notes

Like. Actively looking for scents with these notes: Leather Moss Green herbs Woods Vanilla Musks Tonka Soil/earth Myrrh Grass Amber Ginger Apple Parchment/paper/books Ambivalent. Could go either way, seems to depend on the rest of the blend:  Fig Wine Cinnamon Lavender Steel Clove Dislike. Will probably not wear a scent with these notes:  Rose Lily Cherry Anise Blood Lemon Nope. Skin chemistry doesn't play nice with these notes:   Almond Patchouli Orris? coconut? (not sure if adverse results with Roses, Pearls, and Diamonds were due to orris or coconut)

niffler

niffler

 

Wishlist 2020/04 (work in progress)

Wishlist
GC
5ml Anathema Black Lotus   decant/imp Jareth The Cat
Limited Edition (2018-2020) 5ml Body, Remember (Lupercalia)   Noctule Bat The Cracked Bell   decant A Blot Upon the Earth A Dense and Frightful Darkness Aerodynamic Junk (Lupercalia 2019) Dream Ganymede's Junk (Lupercalia 2019) Greater Horseshoe Bat Great Vampire Bat Juniper Hairstreak Low-Hanging Junk (Lupercalia 2019) Narrow Opening Nightmare Pegasus Junk (Lupercalia 2019) Penumbra Pink Lace Rapunzel in Ballpoint Riding the Goat Sacrifice Serotine Bat Sleep Snowy Mountains and Kingfisher The Court of Honor The Great Basin The Moon Gazed on My Midnight Labors (Yule 2011) The Palace of Electricity The Turkish Village Unicorn Junk (Lupercalia 2019) Wake Yaksh   Sniffies desired: A Dreary Night of November Ceanothus Silkmoth Colder and Colder Dysopes Tenuis Gobo Grendel: Cyborg Happy Baby in a Long Dress Inextinguishable Hatred Insupportable Misery Mocking the Invisible World with Its Own Shadows Oisin Pale Student of Unhallowed Arts Solitary and Abhorred Sorrowful Affection Street Festival The Cold Hour of Dawn The Country of Eternal Light The Face of All the World is Changed, I Think The First Encounter The Magdalena Waraizome   Older LEs (Pre-2018) 5ml Ambergris SN (Single Notes 2013) Body, Remember (Lupercalia) De Sade - any amount! (Discontinued) Lunar Eclipse April 2013 (Lunacy) Men Ringing Bells with Penises (Lupercalia 2008) Noctule Bat Sacrifice Sweet Alyssum SN (Single Notes 2013) The Cracked Bell Voodoo Queen   decant A Blot Upon the Earth A Dense and Frightful Darkness Dream Greater Horseshoe Bat Great Vampire Bat Honey Moon 2013 (Lunacy) Juniper Hairstreak Narrow Opening Nightmare Penumbra Peony Moon 2013 (Lunacy) Pink Lace Rapunzel in Ballpoint Riding the Goat Sacrifice Serotine Bat Sleep Snowy Mountains and Kingfisher Tanuki no Orai (Pon Poko 2012) Tanuki no Senkimochi (Pon Poko 2012) Tanuki no Yudachi (Pon Poko 2012) The Court of Honor The Great Basin The Moon Gazed on My Midnight Labors (Yule 2011) The Palace of Electricity The Turkish Village Wake Yaksh   Sniffies desired: A Dreary Night of November Bat-Woman (Discontinued) Ceanothus Silkmoth Colder and Colder Dysopes Tenuis Gobo Grendel: Cyborg Happy Baby in a Long Dress Inextinguishable Hatred Insupportable Misery Mocking the Invisible World with Its Own Shadows Oisin Neo-Tokyo (Discontinued) Pale Student of Unhallowed Arts Solitary and Abhorred Sorrowful Affection Street Festival Tanuki no Kanban (Pon Poko 2012) The Cold Hour of Dawn The Country of Eternal Light The Face of All the World is Changed, I Think The First Encounter The Magdalena Waraizome   Empty/Partial Bottles desired: De Sade (Discontinued) Dublin (Discontinued) Neo-Tokyo (Discontinued) Sacrifice Voodoo Queen

ralenth

ralenth

 

My BPAL Collection

These are the scents I currently own. Still working on testing all of them.   *=frimped from the Lab (thanks Lab!) §=PIF from torischroeder9 (thanks Tori!) #=PIF from everanything (thanks Ever!) ¥=frimp from VetchVesper (thanks Vetch!) €=frimp from DiZZysTARdust (thanks DiZZy!)   GC Imps:   Aizen-Myoo  Bengal Blood Kiss Calico Jack * Chimera * Come to Me §
Cordelia §
Cthulhu § Death On A Pale Horse * Dee # Delight Dorian Dragon’s Blood
Envy § Golden Priapus € Grief § Grog *
Harlot §
Intrigue § Kabuki * La Belle Au Bois Dormant La Petite Mort Les Fleurs du Mal * Lust
Lyonesse § Maiden Morgause * Morocco
New Orleans § Night-Gaunt * O Ogygia # Rapture ¥ RPG Series Artificer RPG Series Assassin RPG Series Bard RPG Series Berzerker RPG Series Chaotic RPG Series Cleric RPG Series Druid RPG Series Dwarf * RPG Series Elf RPG Series Fighter RPG Series Good RPG Series Half-Elf RPG Series Lawful RPG Series Mage RPG Series Monk RPG Series Neutral RPG Series Orc § RPG Series Paladin RPG Series Psionicist RPG Series Ranger RPG Series Rogue RPG Series Sorcerer RPG Series Thieves’ Rosin RPG Series Vial Of Holy Water Snake Oil Somnus Spellbound Sudha Segara * The Coiled Serpent *
The Night-Raven § Twilight Vasilissa Voodoo € Wolf’s Heart Zephyr
Xiuhtecuhtli   LE Imps and Decants:   Beeswax, Lavender, & Acacia Honey Cacao-Dusted Rose Petals Champagne and Maraschino Cherries 
Crow Moon 2020
Dragon’s Eye Resurrected Dreadful Snow Globe ¥ In Dubiis Libertas * In Necessariis Unitas * In Omnibus Caritas * Libidinous Encounter During the Rice Harvest Lighting the Lantern Smut 2020 The Candy Butcher (2015) # The Madam There is No Bliss Like This To Lesbia  Visions of Autumn V (2014) # Wild Rose and Cherry Ylang Ylang, Australian Sandalwood, & Vanilla Absolute   LE Bottles:   Chaos Theory VI Eris’ Tilt-A-Whirl (#158) #   No Longer In My Possession:   The Obsidian Widow * (I really liked this one, but it was involved in an accident and needed to be discarded ☹️)

Fletchkat

Fletchkat

 

BPAL Scents I've Tried

okay scents: plain text
loved scents: bold
disliked scents: gray * marks scents i have full bottles of   *Miskatonic University - the first scent I ever tried and fell in love with. It's very warm and boozy on me. Tamora - warm, vanilla sandwalwood and amber Dragon's Milk - creamy vanilla and sweet resin *Smut (17) - sweet boozy red musk Snake Oil - musk with soft sandalwood & vanilla *Zorya Polunochnaya - vanilla & moonflower *Zorya Utrennyaya - ambrette and a hint of coffee *Pink Fuzzy Handcuffs - sugary sweet *Blue Blankie - soft comfy lavender *The Misty Marshmallow Sugarbunnies of Niflhel - peeps!! *The Worst Pillow - creamy coffee but calming Jiggery Pokery - pink pepper morphs to cotton candy Où Sont les Jouets S’il Vous Plaît - fruity candy   Sept - rose, soft and elegant King Cake - sweet!! cream cheese frosting, almond, syrupy The Book - strong leather throw until dry, then warm and woodsy but close to skin Crib Girls - Froot Loops, not very long lasting Emma - Soft rose and patchouli Aunt Caroline's Joy Mojo - berry candy (low throw) Bewitched - sweet berry followed by a darker, herbal berry Singularly at Ease - coconut & rum Theáomai - caramel Lampades - soft warm cranberry Hollywood Babylon - fruity Horreur Sympathique - fruity wine and a hint of maybe the oakmoss? Two Five & Seven - rose but not powdery *Zonked in Paris - creamy coffee Iago - STRONG sharp, a little tangy & dark musk   Cthulu - dryer sheet/detergent The Grave-pig - dirt Anteros - very incense-y L'Intention Fait Valoir les Bagatelles - musty La Femme de Satan - red musk and strong, long-staying wafts of tobacco Egg'd Mailbox - Strong nutmeg Tanuki No Hikifune - soft, ripe honeydew melon Eostre of the Dawn - laundry detergent with floral hint Shoggoth - fruity and a touch soapy Hilma - woodsy clove with the faintest sweet fruit-floral note Le Serpent Qui Danse - baby wipes... 51 - freesia air freshener The Two Old Men - leather cologne Cheshire Cat - sweet grapefruit cleaning product Sybaris - strong clove Monster Bait: biggerCritters - all gardenia & jasmine Alice - spicy bergamot Villain - masc soap Mata Hari - jasmine-rose soap Centzon Totochtin - spiced rum Queen - disappears into skin almost instantly Mouse Circus - kettle corn 51 - cologne + freesia Lulu - floral laundry detergent Stealthily, Stealthily - overpowering violet No. 93 Engine - spicy? incense Fairy Bites - peppermint Absurd Origin Story - SODA Scorched Marshmallows - very burnt Bubbles and Unicorns - nothing but dandelion Endymion - soap Cockaigne - cinnamon Pumpkin Queen '08 - pumpkin & cinnamon? nutmeg? I Heard Many Things In Hell - really clean and herbal Haunted - dark musk and not much else Drink Me - savory?? buttery vanilla Spooky Action At A Distance - geranium overwhelms everything Chimera - sweet, spicy resin, a little cinnamon-y Queen Alice - spicy Josie - doesn't last long Lavender Lace - metallic smell Antony - too much like cologne Coyote - very earthy grassy musk Les Fleurs du Mal - baby wipes Bayou - green and soapy 'Tis the Voice of the Lobster - a bit like men's cologne Half-Elf - woodsy cologne Delirium - laundry detergent Morgause - cologne Vivamus, Mea Lesbia, Atque Amemus - very masculine green and musk Alice's Evidence - potpourri  Voodoo Lily - spicy then detergent-ish Belladonna - mossy RPG Cleric - woodsy incense RPG Good - soapy Wanda - delicious boozy fruit but with a strong floral dept store perfume smell Ubi Bene, Ibi Patria - incense dominates Snow Bear - sugary detergent Jazz Funeral - spicy floral All Night Long - cinnamon Crêpe Aux Fraises - low throw strawberry, goes plasticky/waxy? with time Persephone - STRONG old lady rose The Apparition - soapy masculine scent Mango-Infused Pumpkin Chai Latte - all cinnamon and spice






 

goblingrin

goblingrin

 

New Year's Swap 19-20

Updated 11/20/19   Would you like anything from Spireside candles? https://spireside.com/ I'm not really up for candles at this point, but the whipped soaps in Flight of the Pegasus and Beauty Sleep look good. And poking around in the candles, pretty much all of the holiday ones really do sound amazing, especially the Yeti and Jungle Bells and Wizard Ball scents.    Are you interested in anything from Bird and Blend Tea Company? Snowball teabags look delightful. Generally, caffeine free chocolate flavors are my jam.   On the decorating spectrum, do you head more towards classic/stylish or towards cheesy/kitsch? Definitely the latter, but not country kitchy, more geeky/silly.   Fiber artists! (Knitters, weavers, crocheters etc) How would you like to get some nice yarn? No thank you.   Is there any animal you feel a strong connection with? Corgis, tortie cats, bats, dragons, penguins, the owl that lives in my backyard, our ball python   Books - there is a TON of info in my other blog posts and everything I've read in the past 12 years is in Goodreads, so I will send you there.   Cowl or fingerless mitts (these are the only things I'll have time to do.) - if a cowl, do you want something like a double length cowl, or a cowl that looks like a shawl,  a large bulky cowl, or a short tighter type cowl?  (not necessarily these patterns, although if you love the pattern I can do it.  I welcome photos of what you want.) - if fingerless mitts, how long do you like them over the fingers, how far past the wrist, and how large are your hands, wrists, and arms in inches? I would ABSOLUTELY love a double length or shawl-like cowl.   Is merino wool ok or do you have allergies I need to be aware of?  (most of my stash is Merino or a blend of Merino, Cashmere, or Silk.) Marino and blends are fine.     

Em-

Em-

 

NYE Solstice Swap

Would you like anything from Spireside candles? https://spireside.com/ I freaking LOVE candles but right now I'm having a hard time burning them and still being able to breathe (chronic respiratory issues) so those and incense are probably out for me.  I just told my son that he can have/use my huge stash of partylite candles from when I was a seller.  So I guess the answer is "no candles please" - if I burn them, I pay for it with coughing, wheezing, and much emergency inhaler use over the next couple of weeks.  Would totally welcome tarts though!  I don't see a scent list there and I don't want to click through things one by one (it hurts to sit at computer for very long, sorry.)  Doesn't look like wax melts are up at Sihaya yet either but honestly, all of their winter 2019 collection sounds like it would be lovely as wax melts.  Maybe especially Fireside Tales, Warm Woolen Mittens, Winter Rose (I LOVE ROSE), and Everwinter Woods.     The WInter Collection (Winter 2019) Cookie Party!: The scent of cozy kitchen chaos! Snickerdoodle cookies baking in the oven, oatmeal cookies piped with marshmallow frosting, and sweet sugar cookies cooling on the rack!
Courage, Comfort, & Joy: Glad tidings of warmth and hope. A collection of traditional wintertide scents to brighten the darkest nights. Mulberry, lingonberry, red apple, fir needle, and cozy wintry spices.
Everwinter Woods: The scent of the mountains shrouded in ice. A forest of evergreen and spruce, chilling ozone top notes of whipping winds, and a hint of shivering eucalyptus.
Fireside Tales: This scent is in honor of the nearly-forgotten tradition of telling ghost stories around the Yuletide hearth. Crackling boughs of cedar and birch, glowing embers, and the soft spice of saffron.
Gingerbread Latte: A steaming cup of cheer. A gingerbread latte topped with whipped cream and a decadent drizzle of caramel.
Old Saint Nick: Cherry pipe smoke, cozy hearth woods, and roasted chestnut.
Spiced Wassail: Fine health to thee! A warm mug of cider spiced with a strong kick of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove to keep you snug while the carolers sing.
The Court In Splendour: Glad Tidings from the King! The scent of the Tudor court at Yuletide. A festive blend of bayberry and tart cranberry on a bed of warm balsam and spice.
The Memory Of Snow: Silky almond cream, delicate spun sugar, a dash of nutmeg, and the memory of snow.
Warm Woolen Mittens: Comfort in the coldest months. Warm wool, sprigs of lavender, and softly smoked vanilla.
Winter Rose: A single red rose, freshly plucked and placed upon a bed of bayberry and green boughs of holly, ivy, and balsam.
Yuletide: A classic home for the holidays scent. Pine boughs strung with orange clove pomanders and cranberries, and then merrily wound throughout the home!      Are you interested in anything from Bird and Blend Tea Company? (https://birdandblendtea.com/us_en/)   Bonfire Toffee
Great British Cuppa
Terry's Orange Chocolate
Aniseed Balls
Smoky Russian
Vicky's Sponge Cake - small amounts (1 oz or less) would be great since I have a *lot* of tea and I hate my parent's kettle, so I rarely make tea.  I need to get an electric kettle for my room or something.       The story part-Books... Can you be more specific about any particular books you are interested in reading?   Do you have any wishlist links?  I tend to get way more books than I can read (advance reading copies and the like) and I only do books on .mobi or .epub (kindle or ibooks) since my eyes are going and I need to be able to enlarge the font.   My amazon wishlist is linked in my SW Help in my signature, but for ease... my amazon wishlists.  Please make sure it's sorted by priority.      I'd be happy to have "story" interpreted in artwork or a knitting pattern on my wishlist or however you want to interpret it.   Are role playing games stories?  I think so!  I have a wishlist on gog.com and another on Steam though I'm not sure how to share it (right now the only thing is Anchorhead which is a Lovecraftian graphics/text adventure, so retro and very interactive story.)  So a steam gift card would be lovely!   As far as dvd's as stories, I'm missing Red Dwarf V, VI, VII, and XII on dvd and would gleefully welcome those.  The only other things I really want right now are the extended versions of LOTR and the Hobbit movies on blu-ray and those are expensive, so ...    As far as music goes, I would greatly welcome something like an itunes GC.  But I'll take CDs, mp3, or whatever as well if you want to send a thumbdrive or burned cd.  I can always rip back to mp3 and put on my computer and then phone/ipod or I can play cd's in my car. I mostly only listen to music when driving (on cd or my ipod/iphone) or when showering (on my ipod.)   On the decorating spectrum, do you head more towards classic/stylish or towards cheesy/kitsch? Probably neither?  hahaha.   Nerdy/Gothy?  My furniture and desk are grey/black and are marble/granite style.  My bistro table is grey marble.  My bed sheets are generally grey/black/eggplant.  I have Nightmare Before Christmas comforters.  or eggplant/black/dark grey.  I have many iron/glass/silver/plaster with grey finish sconces.  My artwork frames are all black.  A lot of my artwork is black/white.  I have tons of grotesques and gargoyles.  I collect NMBC cookie jars.  I'm pretty overloaded with decorations right now since I'm staying with family and can only decorate my room.  Most of my stuff is packed up.  OH.  You probably mean Christmas decorations.  Ummm I would love more gothy/nerdy tree ornaments, like NMBC.  Unicorns, dragons... but not cheesy ones, nice ones.  *wink*  My mom used to get me a different Hallmark series ornament every year for my birthday but I think she forgot this year (right now the series is "a pony for christmas" or something like that.  I have all of the rocking horses in the series that ended.)  I would love a cthulhu tree topper... I really like Krampus things too.  Or a weeping angel tree topper... (I have a weeping angel tree ornament.)   Fiber artists! (Knitters, weavers, crocheters etc) How would you like to get some nice yarn? I'm pretty overloaded in yarn right now but as long as it isn't acrylic I can probably find a use for it.  I prefer black/grey/white/blues/purples/dark reds/dark greens.  (no yellow, orange, tan, cream, brown.)  No variegated yarn please - I'm only doing solids/semi-solids and graduated.  Self striping is ok if it's DK or above.   Is there any animal you feel a strong connection with? Many.  Pit bulls, Friesian horses, bats, corvids, dolphins, leafy sea dragons.  Mythical would be gargoyles of all sorts (especially winged dogs), hippocampus and equines of all sorts... thestrals!  (so many creatures in the HP world.)  

twilighteyes

twilighteyes

 

12 Days of Christmas 2019

Updated 11/21/19   What are you feelings about chocolate? Not the drink, but the candy. If you like it, what sort? I covered this pretty thoroughly in my questionnaire, but I love chocolate. I prefer milk and white to dark and I love fruit and nuts and other bits in, as well as truffles and other non-bar chocolates.    Do you like animals? Any favourites? And would you like to receive framed animal photo’s?   I do like animals, especially bats, owls, spiders, penguins, snakes, lizards, beetles. I probably would not have a place for a framed photo though.   When it comes to art, would you like to receive printed art? If so: what style? I really don't have wall space.    Any Trader Joe’s goodies you really love? I don't really have any faves. We have them locally, but not conveniently, so I don't go there often.     for those folks who like candles/tarts/incense... what companies/scents do you favorite??  anything/place to strictly stay away from??   This is about the only time of year I burn candles, but I don't really need more. I don't do tarts and please DO NOT send me incense.     If you wear jewelry, what's your style?? I tend to be pretty go big or go home with my jewelry. I like big dangly earrings and chunky necklaces and things with interesting astronomy themes. I do not wear gold or rings or earrings with posts.    Would you like/do you need a smallish sized box I would paint? It could be very small or a little bigger to hold some bpal bottles or similar.  I don't have a specific need, but if something calls to you, I am always happy for more little storage options. I would definitely prefer it not to have dividers or other customization, since I probably will not use it for bottles, but rather for jewelry or other things that are overrunning my dresser.   If I were placing a Tentacle Kitty order, would you want a Little One to hop in the box for you? This is my own question, but I seriously lurve Tentacle Kitty. I am ordering the tortie one for my daughter, but I love the snowflake and santa hat ones in particular.   What are your feelings about fruitcake?  I make little mini-muffin bites with dried fruit that soaks in good quality booze for at least a month, not your average grocery store monstrosity.  I always want to try anyone's fruitcake, so yes please!   Do you care if a book is used or not? Not a bit.   Do you use sugar or honey in your tea/coffee. If you only use one, would you like to try the other? I don't really, but I do like infused or different honey varietals and infused sugars for other purposes.   Do you enjoy nuts? Most of the time I prefer nuts in mixes with other things - fruit, chocolate, that sort of thing or with spices. BUT, my husband LOVES nuts, so he would definitely be happy.   What is your favorite category of candy (ie gummies, chocolates, pure sugar [like nerds or pixie sticks])? Probably chocolates and licorice (the rich black stuff, not fruity, but I also love jelly beans and allsorts). I'm also a fan of sour gummies.    Are you interested in spices, herbs, or blends from Penzeys or similar? I have a lot already, so I'm probably good. If you have a favorite blend from someplace else, I'm definitely game.    You find yourself in IKEA without proper adult supervision. Why do you get kindly escorted out by security and/or make your local evening news? Probably for sleeping on one of the couches covered by those furry white shirling rugs.   How do you feel about bugs? I LOVE BUGS. Especially beetles and butterflies, but generally, I love bugs and bug related things (although maybe not like cricket flour or anything).    

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General Wishlist

Spireside Candles (spireside.com)   Candles: Wish You A Creepy Christmas Is it Christmas Yeti Jungle Bells Christmas A Walk Through Wonderland   Wax Tarts: Fairest Orchard Wish You A Creepy Christmas Is it Christmas Yeti Jungle Bells Christmas Tiki Daze        

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Book Wishlist

Books I’d Like: The Big Book Of Christmas Mysteries by Otto Penzler The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              30                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon Feed by Mira Grant The Grip of It by Jac Jemez The Hunger by Alma Katz’s The Woman in Black by Susan Hill The Apartment by S.L. Grey Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction Monster Nation by David Wellington Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt            

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spookygrrrly

 

Switch Witch 2019

Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things, I've probably already bought it! 🤣 ) Sure! Products: Probably sugar scrubs (either currently listed), soaps (whipped or bar), or body creams. Scents: Clotted Peach Cream, Dark Carnival, Dragonsblood Brown Sugar (Scrub), Four & Twenty Blackbirds, Ghost Smoke, The Gloaming, Nutcracker, Orange Coconut Mallow, Pandemonium, Rook & Raven, Sparklebox.   Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of?  I’m not really into horror movies. If I had to name a favorite, it’d probably be Cabin in the Woods, which probably tells you everything you need to know (and I already own it). I do collect animals-run-amok (horror-lite) movies, preferably from the 1980s or later (the B&W ones have a different sensibility, like the creators might have known they were cheesy but they didn’t expect their audience to find them cheesy, and I don’t like watching movies with real animals made pre-AHA-monitoring of animal treatment—CGI solved a lot of ethical problems while making films even cheesier!).
     I’d be open to receiving a werewolf movie of some sort, but I tend to watch those with the sound muted and my hands over my eyes… I’d love to have a copy of April Fool’s Day (1986), if that’s out on DVD. It might be terrible, but I remember enjoying it as a kid.   Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)?
Yes, especially fingerless mittens (I have kind of small hands—the base of my middle finger to the base of my palm is only 3.5”, so small but stretchy is best; if there’s more than about 1-1.25” of mitten past the top of the thumbhole, I get really fidgety). Simple scarves are always welcome, especially weird and funky yarns. I recently saw some crochet bumble bee patterns that were adorable.   Do any of these knitted items appeal to you? 1.       Easy Fingerless Mittens—Yes, but you’d have to remove about an inch off the finger length (and then adjust even more for my stumpy hands). I don’t like to have my pinky and thumb swallowed up like in the samples in the photos. 2.       Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf—That’s gorgeous, but also looks like more effort than I can afford to put into wearing a scarf. 3.       Odyssey Shawl—I’m not much of a shawl person. 4.       Close to You scarf—Too drafty for our winters. 🙂 5.       Rikke Slouch Hat—Also not much of a hat person. 6.       Simple Yet Effective Cowl—Also not much of a pull-things-over-my-head person. 7.       Knitted Pumpkins—Probably not. 8.       Little Bear Stuffy—Yep, I do like stuffies with personality.   How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)?
I like them!   I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested?  Sure, BUT: I’m a real amateur (I only use 4 make-up brushes!), so unless it’s an eyeshadow sort of product, you could probably find someone who’d make better use of them.   Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands?
Maybe? Not an all-over daily face product, because I’m pretty happy with my routine at this point and I’d rather not become addicted to an expensive new product when olive oil is working so well for me. 🙂 But if you had samples of an eye cream or some other targeted-use product, that might be a good fit.   OH, and any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated? 
I’m not into any of the fandoms I saw. I kind of like the bat/moon hipster panties (I’m a size 10).    What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?) animal rescue pie dogs bears turtles inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…) Pretty much anything here. Dogs and pie would probably be last in preference for anything decorative in nature, but certainly a donation to a dog rescue of some sort would not be amiss. (A donation to turtle or bear rescue would be fantastic as well; pie rescue, maybe not so much.) I don’t drink, so “boozy” candies aren’t winners per se, but I do like rum, brandy, and tequila flavored things, minus the alcohol.   I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations? I can’t think of anything specific. Though if you’re thrifting in London and see a T-shirt with an angry (but cute, cartoony) highland cow’s face on it that says “mad cow,” I’d be interested in that. They were selling them at the tourist stops all over Scotland when I went years ago, but once I decided I needed one, I never saw them again. I’ve never even found a picture of one online.   Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie. Chestnut Kit-Kats sound interesting.   Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love? I'm not familiar with their offerings, but probably scrubs or cooling mists for summer would be best.   Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive? Whatever's in my questionnaire re: food should cover it. I can't really think of any housewares I lack, but I'm sure there's something out there that would make my life easier I just don't know about yet!   Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths? I'm curious about Bullseye, Impromptu Goat Yoga, My Tiger, That Villain Romeo, and You're a Daisy If You Have.    Would you like anything from Lush? I don't know. I've never shopped there.   So, there's a Euro coin of some denomination coming out with Asterix on it.... Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? 
Maybe Wallace and Gromit? I'll have to do some thinking...  ETA: As may be obvious from my questionnaire, all things Wonderfalls (e.g., smoosh-faced wax lion --- I'm waiting for someone to make a 3D printing pattern for that) or Community (e.g., Torg the troll, any merch).   I know a number of BPALies attend Dragon Con. Would any of you be interested in handmade earrings in the (in)famous Marriott Carpet pattern? I never-ever wear earrings.   Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches? 
I don't spend any time on Kickstarter, so I don't have thoughts. I tend to learn about campaigns elsewhere, but I've only ever backed one.   Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share? Goodreads is in my questionnaire; I'm CluckingBell on there, too. I didn't know we can't search for wishlists on Amazon anymore—that's annoying! Mine's at https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1QBSWBQ53YDWD?ref_=wl_share I don't have much on there, but I did realize I have the first two seasons of WKRP. 
  And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size?
Wrist is none, really. I don't like having things on my wrists. Necklace is probably in the 16-18" range. Nothing bulky or clunky.   Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy? If there's a chai tea that tastes as good as Svarta Fönix Bókaflóð smells, I'd like to try that. Otherwise, refer to my questionnaire for tea stuff.   ...how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??   I have more washcloths than I can handle at the moment. I did accidentally leave a hand towel and dish towel in rental a few weeks ago, if you run across a nice set in a thrift shop or something (used towels are so much more absorbent than new anyway). No strong preferences as to color. My bathroom and kitchen are beige, so almost any color will work. Cute cats or chickens or other designs would be fun in the kitchen, and anything but dark brown or black in the bathroom.    is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy?  I haven't been in so long I wouldn't know where to start. Maybe something cute for Halloween? A bumble bee towel?    There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com)
Their eye soots are lovely (anything but blue for me), but also probably too high-class for my skills and the canvas I have to work with. If you get something coppery or purplish for yourself and want to send a small sample, though, I wouldn't complain. 🙂 How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used? I'm interested in all of them, for both artwork and mystical purposes. New or used. I don't have a big collection: mini Rider-Waite and Crowley Thoth tarots, the Druid Craft tarot, and a Cary-Yale Visconti reproduction I found at a consignment shop a couple years ago. And "Medicine Cards," which is mostly animal symbolism. Open to any others!   Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye? Probably no more than any other company. I'm pretty unsophisticated when it comes to make-up, and I don't use it to make statements. Coppers and browns for eyes (I don't mind shine or metallics here); pale, matte shades for cheeks or lips. That's pretty much it for me.   Do you have a favourite saying or quote?
"If nothing else works, then a total, pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through."  —General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett   How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit?
I've never been really big on spicy foods, but I'm just altogether too old for them now. They make my tummy hurt! I'll survive a little cayenne or jalapeno, but for the most part I try to stay in the green zone these days.
  How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom? I like them fine, though I don't have much time to work on them. My mom gave me the Firefly one; I think I have the Princess Bride one on my Amazon wishlist. I don't know what else might be out there.   A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.) Any fiber issues? Crochet is fine. Re: fiber, no allergies, but please avoid scratchy stuff for anything that touches my neck or wrists, please.   About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else!  Nothing jumped out at me as must-haves on first perusal. I'm curious about Carotene, Song of Autumn III, and Song of Autumn IV, and usually anything with apricot or oakmoss.   Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc)
Occasional margarita cupcakes is as far as it goes. I never learned to like alcohol.   Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? 
Definitely don't need any. I'm always game for fast-drying metallics/chromes. Open to other colors as long as they're fast-drying and don't require multiple coats.   Does anyone else do nail wraps? Not me.   What about postcards? Fine by me. Not something I collect, but still cute as a form of communication.   Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)? I'm not really familiar with their stuff. This Mortal Coil, Moonsand, and Hekate Cat look interesting.   How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt. Don't use it, but I'm open to new experiences, as long as they're vegetarian.   I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household?
Any and all. I like sugar, especially if it isn't pumpkin spice or carrot cake. And doesn't have a bunch of dried fruit.   Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits?
I like easy cooking, so I'm always looking for spice blends that will go well with stir-fries, eggs, roasted veggies, etc.   Would you wear any of these?  Nuada and Manannan would definitely get some use here.   Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever?
Undoubtedly, but I can't think of any right now.    What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? Primal Strips (especially teriyaki or hickory-smoked). I'm sure I'd like any chocolates, but I'm not familiar with any specific brands. Obvious salty stuff like pretzels, popcorn, Veggie Straws...   How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional? Probably somewhere between traditional and whimsical.   So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witchees? Generally not a fan of sweet pickles/relishes.   How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume?  And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks? Buy candy, knowing I won't get trick-or-treaters, watch scary movie, eat candy. I wear socks, including Halloween-themed socks.   Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas? Probably not, but I'll refer you to my questionnaire.
I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing? I don't know what those are, and Googling only got me alopecia results, but it doesn't sound like something I would use.   And a quick question here--I'm going to this amazing looking event on Saturday--does my witchee see anything they might be interested in?  https://www.facebook.com/events/903999316607440/ (the Oddities Market) Not sure exactly what they might have, but nothing too macabre for me, thanks.   How do you feel about enamel pins?  Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent? Indifferent? I've seen cute ones, but I wouldn't have anyplace to display them.   what is your T-shirt/shirt of choice Size? Prefer fitted cuts, so for girly/junior shirts that usually means an XL. Misses size M. Unisex M. Anything that can encompass a 40-inch bust will work.   OCTOBER LUNACY!  I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye? I'm curious about Palo Santo & Sandalwood, but I don't actually know what palo santo smells like...   So Blood Moon Botanica is having an update soon.  It's a surprise what will be listed (besides the Moon Dew serum), but you can take a look at past items on her web page:  https://archaichoney.com/bloodmoonbotanica  (Britton used to run Haus of Gloi.)  Witchee, are you interested in any kinds of things from the Blood Moon Botanica update? I probably don't need any wound care products, I don't get sick much, and I try not to burn stuff indoors. But yes, I'd be "interested." 🙂   also I took some beading classes and have been making bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.  Would you be interested in any?  If so, how big is your wrist or how long would you like your bracelet?  Any preferred styles of beads? I think this has been covered, but no to bracelets or earrings.   If I was to donate to an animal rescue on your behalf as the "lucyboo" component of this swap, is there one in particular that you would choose?    Maybe Pig's Peace Sanctuary?   What is your very favorite Halloween candy? If you don't have one/don't do candy, what's a seasonal treat you love? Probably Reese's peanut butter cups.   I just got an email from Lush that their Christmas stuff is now up online! anything you might like? I'm really not familiar with their products, so would just refer you to my favored scent notes.   If you were my witchee, would you enjoy home made (canned) preserves?  I'm going home to Can All The Things & I'm thinking some bananas foster butter/sauce might be a nifty thing for you. Probably!   I am in Las Vegas is there anything you would want from here? Maybe if they have alien/UFO/Area 51 spillover merch...?

CluckingBell

CluckingBell

 

2019 Switch Witch LucyBoo21 Memorial Halloweenie Round Questions!

Future Primitive: I have never tried anything from them before. I am always open to being enabled to new fabulousness. From the Autumn 19 line, the scents Just Witch, Four and Twenty Blackbirds, and Opium Den seem right up my alley.   Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)? Yes, I sure do. I love love hat mittens, arm warmers, and scarves. Not so much and toys.   Easy Fingerless Mittens Love Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf Love Odyssey Shawl Super Love Close to You scarf Love Rikke Slouch Hat Cute, but I have a small head so hats can be tricky... Simple Yet Effective Cowl Love Knitted Pumpkins No thank you Little Bear Stuffy No thank you   How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)? I love it. I love shopping at and receiving items from thrift and vintage shops as well as garage/boot sales and estate sales. My only request is that fabric items be laundered or left in the sun for a day or two if they are smelly. (Sun is SERIOUSLY the best way to get rid of moth ball etc smells!) I especially love vintage hankies (floral, embroidered etc), silk scarves, and jewelry (my Etsy wishlist has lots of vintage jewelry on it as a guide for what I like. Some of the prices there are CRAZY and similar pieces are dirt cheap at estate sales!)   I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested? I don't wear a lot of makeup, partly because I am lazy and partly because I'm just not very at applying it. That said, if you have something you think I would enjoy and could be trained to use properly, go for it. I am fine with properly sanitized testers.    Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands? I'm not super into trying skincare just because my skin is so reactive. But, again, if you know it doesn't contain any of my known problematic ingredients (which are on my questionnaire) and think I would like it, go for it.    Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated?  I am not in Torrid's size range. (I generally wear somewhere in the vicinity of 6 to an 8, size small or medium t-shirts depending on the cut.)   What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?) ·         animal rescue ·         pie ·         dogs ·         bears ·         turtles ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…) Honestly, I would be happy with however my witch interprets this part of the challenge. Crazy shaped candies or pie would be eaten, donations are great, etc.   I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations? Nothing in particular, but anything that strikes you would be loved!   Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie. All of those KitKat flavors sound fascinating, but especially chestnut. Bento boxes and sauce cups are well loved in my house, but I don't use picks or cutters etc. Stationary would probably not be used. Food, sauces, candy, etc are always well loved.   Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love? I love bath bombs from those stories, and tubes of lovely hand cream.    Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? I'm a big fan of nuts, nuts mixes, and trail mixes. I love tea and have a whole section on it on my questionnaire. I also love fancy jams and jellies, sauces, and marinades.   Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive? Beeswax wrap, bamboo kitchen cloths, produce bags, reusable sandwich bags, and bamboo "paper" towels.    Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths? I have ordered nothing from the Liliths, not even decants, so no worries about doubling up! The ones I would most like to try are Back in Blueblack, Generation Spooky, Lazy Daisy, My Tiger, Social Justice Paladin (probably the most desired of all), You're A Daisy if You Have Perfume Oil, and Go Hawks!.   Would you like anything from Lush? Basically any bath bomb or bubble bar without cinnamon in it (ouch!) will be deeply loved by me. I also like some of their haircare products. I tend to paste a lot of lush stuff on Bath, Body & Fire Pinterest board, but it's far from an exhaustive list. I don't love there facial care stuff (to many reactions) or the shower jellies. I've become very interested in non-talc powders since I seem to be off all deodorant due to reactions...   9/26/19   So, there's a Euro coin of some denomination coming out with Asterix on it for the 60th anniversary and, while I'm not a coin collector, I've loved Asterix since before I could read and therefore really want one or two of the coin just to have.  Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? That sounds super cool, but I'm not an Asterix fan, so it's not for me.    Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches?  I love the Kickstarter concept and have backed several things over the years. I don't have my eye on any in particular right now, but if you see one that you think is right up my alley, I am down with that.   9/28/19   Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share? My amazon wishlist (which is books I want) and my Goodreads (which is books I own) should both be linked in my signature. If the links don't work, please let the ringleaders know!   And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size?   Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy? It's hard to go wrong buying me tea unless you buy chamomile! I think I wrote a small treatise on this in my questionnaire, but I like blacks and oolongs best, followed by herbals. At first glance Great British Cuppa, Earl Grey Creme, Chocolate Digestives, Dark Choc Chili Chai, Terry's Orange Choc, Lady Lavender, Smoky Russian, Elderflower Prosecco, Coconut Milk Oolong, the Digester, and The Big Smoke all look great.   Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors?? I could always use dish cloths and I'm not picky about colors.       is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy? I don't have one near me, so I have no idea what they have right now! I say if it strikes you as me: Go for it!    9/29/19   There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com) Nothing in particular, but as always if you think I will love it and need it in my life, go for it.   How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used? I have one ancient Tarot deck which I almost never use. In fact, I don't even know where it is. That's because it has just never resonated with me. I would love a deck that does. (The deck I have doesn't seem to be available anywhere, so Iw wouldn't worry about duplicating. It was called Renaissance, but the cards are actually very plain.) I would prefer new just because I wouldn't have to cleanse it, but used is NOT a deal breaker.   Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye? I use makeup for infrequently that I think they would be wasted on me.   9/30/19   do you have a favourite saying or quote? I do not.   How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit? I like spicy food quite a lot. I think my max is probably in the Habanero level depending on what it's mixed with and prepared.
  How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom? I have been given two amazing ones and both times a child stole them. I love them in theory, but it seems like I am really bad about ever getting to use them!   10/1/19   A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)   Any fiber issues? Knit and crochet is GREAT!!! I have no fiber issues, but do tend to prefer natural fibers (i.e. cotton, wool, silk, linen and blends) to acrylic and polyester just for environmental reasons. But any yarn you have is FINE with me. Really. I just so appreciate people who can make things!   About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else! I have bought nothing and I am really trying to NOT but anything. That said, I lusting after Flesh of My Flesh, I am All In a Sea of Wonders, The Sleeping Draught, Voluptuous Wantonness, and His Red Mouth. I'd also love to try Mictecacihuatl, The Empty House, and The Shadowed Veil. Additionally, I use hair gloss in the winter/dry months and Picturesque Figure sounds great. (I tend to like scents with a lot less strength in my hair because it's so near my nose and they linger so much! So, although I love patchouli in my perfume oils, it's too much in a hair gloss.)     Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc) I am a drinker and love unusual and regional things! I think I wrote a small treatise on that in my questionnaire too...   10/2/19   Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in?  I don't paint my nail.   Does anyone else do nail wraps? Nope.   What about postcards? I am so bad about sending mail that they would be wasted on me.   Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)? They are not a brand I have ever tried! I'm not opposed to trying something. Blood, Hemlock Cat, and Hekate Cat all sound interesting. (I found their collections/scent lists a little confusing!)   How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt. LOVE! Seriously. We're big fans of interesting salts. One of my very favorites to use on homemade crackers is black lava salt. I am totally into trying ALL THE SALTs.    10/3/19   I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household? Umm...all of them except catnip. But I especially love shortbread and caramels.   Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits? I love to cook and can never have too many spices, sauces, etc.   Would you wear any of these?  Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)? I would totally wear any and all of those!   Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever? Some small things that I can always use are handkerchiefs, Kleenex packets, anti-bacterial hand wipes, small tubes of hand lotion, Elf wax pencils and clear mascara/brow gel.   What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? I don't have any in particular, but tend to like all the snacks!   10/4/19    How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional? I have no crafting lifestyle. I have two left thumbs.   10/6/19   So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witchees? I love almost all food, but am not always a fan of sweet relish. That said, I would totally try it and my husband would probably love it!   How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume?  And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks? I do celebrate and I usually dress up. There seems to be some question as to whether my department is participating in the annual costume thing this year though, so I am irked at them. I tend to wear tights more than socks because I usually wear skirts.   10/7/19   Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas? I am totally interested in all tea that isn't chamomile. I especially love flavored blacks, oolongs, and pu'erhs. 
I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing? It would be immediately stolen by my niece.   And a quick question here--I'm going to this amazing looking event on Saturday--does my witchee see anything they might be interested in?  https://www.facebook.com/events/903999316607440/ (the Oddities Market) That looks so cool and I am so jealous. I want to go!!!! A bunch of the stuff looks really cool. I would totally be into creepy jewelry, random horrible taxidermy, candles, and art. For art, something I don't have to frame is preferred because I have a STACK of things I am trying to save up to frame. In the realm of creepy/spooky Halloween I really love imagery with ravens/crows, spiders, skeletons and watches -- basically think atmospheric and spooky rather than twee like pumpkins, ghosts, and black cats can be.   10/8/19   How do you feel about enamel pins?  Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent? Generally I'm not a huge fan simply because I no longer have a dedicated place for them and they tend to get stolen by my nephew, who is a little magpie. (My jean purse is long gone!) However, that said, I've recently seen a few that I just love, including a Skeleton one that says "I am not nice" and Wild Feminist pins. So...I guess I like certain really awesome ones, but am not exactly a collector if that makes any sense!   10/10/19   what is your T-shirt/shirt of choice Size? For ladies cut tees I prefer a medium. Traditional men's cuts, a small, and I tend to cut them at the neck, arms, and waist. There's a new thing out there called a "unisex" which is basically a slimmer cut version of a men's T often in stretchier fabric, and I like those in mediums too. Really, you can't go wrong with a medium unless it looks abnormally huge.   10/11/2019   OCTOBER LUNACY!  I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye? I adore the Hunter Moon t-shirt, would love to try imPEACHment, Peach Chypre, and Palo Santo and Sandalwood.    https://archaichoney.com/bloodmoonbotanica (Britton used to run Haus of Gloi.)  Witchee, are you interested in any kinds of things from the Blood Moon Botanica update? MOON DEW (will have a presale should it sell out) Looks great with no known danger zone ingredients! HIGH MOUNTAIN ARNICA OIL No thanks SAINT JOHNS WORT OIL No thanks CALMING ELIXIR Sadly, no, the chamomile makes it a no go FIRELIGHT TURKEY TAIL TINCTURE No thanks, I sometimes have issues with mushroom tinctures (I seem to fine with chaga tea though) YARROW ALDER HEALING SALVE I could absolutely use this DEEP FOREST OIL Probably would not get used in a timely fashion at my house. PEACH LEAF ELIXIR Would be great to have on hand for winter DRAWING SALVE Probably gentle enough for me. LINDEN & CALIFORNIA POPPY ELIXIR This sounds very interesting ENGLISH DAISY FLOWER ESSENCE Daisies, like chamomile, are in the ragweed family and I need to avoid them.   also I took some beading classes and have been making bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.  Would you be interested in any?  If so, how big is your wrist or how long would you like your bracelet?  Any preferred styles of beads? I am always into jewelry, more necklaces and earrings than bracelets. I'm pretty sure my measurements are in my questionnaire. I don't have preferred bead styles but currently like BRIGHT things and could use some more reds, oranges, and purples in my life.   10/13/19   If I was to donate to an animal rescue on your behalf as the "lucyboo" component of this swap, is there one in particular that you would choose? The local one here is AC Paw, but I'd be equally pleased with a donation to one local to you OR to one which was local to Lucyboo.      10/15/19   What is your very favorite Halloween candy? If you don't have one/don't do candy, what's a seasonal treat you love? I am easy with Halloween candy. I love peanut butter cups and basically all the candy that comes in the variety bags with them. I also really like pay days and sugar babies/daddies and Bit O' Honey which I see more places at this time of year. But I also love fall treats like caramel apples, plain apples, cider, doughnuts, etc. Basically, there's not much I don't like except gummy candies.   I just got an email from Lush that their Christmas stuff is now up online! anything you might like? Christmas is the only holiday we really decorate for because we usually host at least one meal at my house (Eve or Day). I love ornaments for our tree, and random awesome things for our mantel. (One of my favorites is a Star Wars snow globe!) I don't actually own any wreaths or garland, which at some point I should remedy. I could also totally use my Christmas linens (napkins, placemats, etc) and dishes.   10/18/19   If you were my witchee, would you enjoy home made (canned) preserves?  I'm going home to Can All The Things & I'm thinking some bananas foster butter/sauce might be a nifty thing for you. I love homemade canned things, but I am allergic to bananas. Anything else I would love though!   10/19/19   I am in Las Vegas is there anything you would want from here? I can't think of anything in particular and I think you're either back or coming home today! But really, anything that strikes you as "me" or that would make me smile would be loved.  

kakiphony

kakiphony

 

Switch Witch 2019 Master Q's List

9/18/19
 
Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/   Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of?   Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)?   Do any of these knitted items appeal to you? Easy Fingerless Mittens Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf Odyssey Shawl Close to You scarf Rikke Slouch Hat Simple Yet Effective Cowl Knitted Pumpkins Little Bear Stuffy   How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)?   9/20/19   I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested?    Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands?   Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated?    What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?) ·         animal rescue ·         pie ·         dogs ·         bears ·         turtles ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…)   I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations?   Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie.   9/22/19     Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love?   Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love?   Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive?   9/23/19   Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths?   Would you like anything from Lush?   9/26/19   So, there's a Euro coin of some denomination coming out with Asterix on it for the 60th anniversary and, while I'm not a coin collector, I've loved Asterix since before I could read and therefore really want one or two of the coin just to have.  Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees?    Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches?    9/28/19   Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share?   And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size?   Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy?   Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??      is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy?    9/29/19     There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com)   How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used?     Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye?     9/30/19   do you have a favourite saying or quote?   How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit?

  How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom?   10/1/19   A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)   Any fiber issues?   About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else!    Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc)   10/2/19     Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in?    Does anyone else do nail wraps?   What about postcards?    Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)?   How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt.    10/3/19     I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household?   Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits?   Would you wear any of these?  Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)?   Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever?   What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites?   10/4/19    How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional?   10/6/19   So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witchees?   How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume?  And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks?   10/7/19   Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas?
I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing?   And a quick question here--I'm going to this amazing looking event on Saturday--does my witchee see anything they might be interested in?  https://www.facebook.com/events/903999316607440/ (the Oddities Market)   10/8/19   How do you feel about enamel pins?  Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent?   10/10/19   what is your T-shirt/shirt of choice Size?   10/11/2019   OCTOBER LUNACY!  I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye?   also I took some beading classes and have been making bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.  Would you be interested in any?  If so, how big is your wrist or how long would you like your bracelet?  Any preferred styles of beads?   10/13/19   If I was to donate to an animal rescue on your behalf as the "lucyboo" component of this swap, is there one in particular that you would choose?    10/15/19   What is your very favorite Halloween candy? If you don't have one/don't do candy, what's a seasonal treat you love?   I just got an email from Lush that their Christmas stuff is now up online! anything you might like?   10/18/19   If you were my witchee, would you enjoy home made (canned) preserves?  I'm going home to Can All The Things & I'm thinking some bananas foster butter/sauce might be a nifty thing for you.   10/19/19   I am in Las Vegas is there anything you would want from here?

twilighteyes

twilighteyes

 

Switch Witch 2019 - my answers

9/18/19
 
Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things, I've probably already bought it! 🤣 ) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/ Ooh, I'm always envious when I see other people get these.   Would love to try some!   Assuming they are all paraben, SLS, phthalate free?     Bubbling Bathing Grains
Body Cream
Shampoo Bar
Sugar Scrub (any of the three types)
Whipped Soap (anything really except bar soap, perfume, and conditioner.)   *Ghost Smoke ** Lughnasadh * Opium Den ** The Gloaming Shadow Show Tombstone Witch Cake   Bell Book & Candle *Dragon's Blood Cordwainer Festival Four & Twenty Blackbirds OM **Rook & Raven * Sylph ** White Witch   Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of? No thank you, I don't have a dvd/blu-ray in my room and I rarely leave my room.  I'm not super into horror any more (used to watch tons of horror and b-movies when I had a BF who was really into it.)   Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)? I like crescent, sideways, and bias shawlettes or round/pi/half circle shawls.  I do love me some fingerless mitts but the cast on and bind offs need to be done stretchy (cable cast on or JSSCO; JSSBO or lace/russian bind off.)  Or you can look in my "Make for Me" bundle on Ravelry.  Or the Vampire Swap bundle.  Patterns I want (not knitted for me, I want to knit them) are in my Wishlist.  Please don't knit things for me that are in my queue, I want to knit those!     Do any of these knitted items appeal to you? - Either no, I already have them made, or I already have the pattern and have them in my queue to make.   How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)? I love thrifting!  Totally fine with me.   9/20/19   I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested?  Sure!  I actually have products from them on my wishlist (in signature.)   Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands? Sure!  Assuming they are all paraben, SLS, phthalate free.   Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated?  I super want the "Leg Avenue Black Bat Cozy Dress Halloween Costume" and the Microfiber Tighter (black, size 1/2, 30% off.)  I'm also interested in everything NMBC, Harry Potter,  Doctor Who, etc.   What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?) ·         animal rescue ·         pie ·         dogs ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…) All of the above!   I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations? YES ALL THE THINGS.  Um, I live close to Seattle so I'm good there.  London and Paris?  Surprise me?  I love really good tea (I order from Mariage Freres in Paris but I have lots of their tea on my Amazon edibles wishlist), I love local small batch chocolates (no coffee please.  no white chocolate.)  Starbucks city mugs?  Cool spices?  Whatever you'd think I'll like, I'm pretty open.   Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie. ALL THE FLAVORED KIT KATS!!!  I love those!  I get a lot of things locally at little asian stores but they don't always get the kit kats and when they do, they charge like $8/9 a bag for them.   9/22/19   Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love? I'm good on lip balm right now.  I love to try new things and I'd love to have some the Vanilla scented items that used to be sold at my local co-ops but I can't ever find anymore  by Ecco Bella.  I have them on my Amazon bath and beauty wish list.  Also interested in skin care, I have super oily skin and need a good moisturizer.   Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? All of them?  I love RX Bars but I buy those at costco now (the dark chocolate sea salt and the peanut butter are my favorites.)  I've tried the RX Butter and it's good but too runny for me and I hate stirring in the oil over and over when it separates.  I love Dave's Killer Bread and the everything Bagels.  Licorice Mint tea!     Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive? I have stuff on my Amazon kitchen and house & home wish lists for inspiration.     9/23/19   Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths? Yes, they are already in my wishlist (in signature.)   Would you like anything from Lush? Yes yes yes I love bath bombs.  And there are some other items on my amazon wish list under bath and body; angels on bare skin, greased lightning, some moisturizer, etc.  No soap though please, and I don't use the bubble bars very often.  Bombs and melts are awesome.  I *LOVE* the sleepy hand cream and go through it really fast.  The soap paper things are kind of cool.  Would love some of the lust perfume.  I loved Flying Fox and .. I forget the name, Puffy White Clouds?  The patchouli one.  I think their shower gels have SLS in them though, sigh.   9/26/19   Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees?  Ummm yeah, actually, a lot of things.  Like I'll buy stamps from the UK with cool artwork on them even if I'll never be able to use them.  Also US Stamps.  Also coins.  Also just about anything that I love because I'm a weirdo.  also I ADORE Krampus stuff -- I have a couple of Krampus books somewhere in storage (The Devil in Design and I can't remember the other) and would gleefully accept all things Krampus, especially cute Krampus.  Stickers, rubber stamps, wrapping paper, pins, post cards, etc.   Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches?  I have been lucky and have gotten everything I've ever backed but there is nothing currently out that I'm needing to have that I'm aware of.  I just finally got my Last Unicorn tarot deck and my Wise Dog tarot should be on the way.   9/28/19   Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share? Yes, in my signature - in the wishlist / sw help portion, scroll down.   And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size? My wrist is about 8" and I think I put this info in the original SW questionnaire?     Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy? Bonfire Toffee
Great British Cuppa
Terry's Orange Chocolate
Aniseed Balls
Smoky Russian
Vicky's Sponge Cake   Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??   Nah, I'm good.    is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy?  Always!  I love World Market.  I tend to get chocolate, snacks, sticky toffee pudding (holidays), and whatever else looks fun.  This year it seemed like the collection at my store was pretty small and mostly addams family stuff.  While that's cute and I adore it, I don't really have room for most of it.  (I totally wanted one of the skull head punch/water dispensers from last year though, lol.  But ... I have no place to put and nothing to put in it.)     9/29/19   There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com)
I don't really know what is on the special sale but I have a bunch of items in my wishlist.  Anything that you think I would like!   How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used?
I would like some rune sets but I'm good on tarot decks right now.  Charging slabs or something like that would be welcome!  (The exception would be the Phantomwise Tarot deck, I love the artwork in that one so much!)
  Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye?
I have a ton of samples I've never opened but if there are some you think I'd like, sure.  I like smoky eye type things and sparkle.  greys, blues, purples, blacks, maroons, dark greens?  glimmer!  sparkle!  I want to look like a fricking unicorn!  (ok, I actually don't wear make up that often.  Pigs and goats aren't impressed, nor are the sheep or my dog.)   9/30/19   do you have a favourite saying or quote? There are so many, how do I choose a favorite?  I mean, I have favorite quotes from particular books, tv shows, movies, cartoons, poetry, ...   Inconceivable!  As you Wish.  Always.  (short ones)  Many longer and more serious ones from Gaiman, Pratchett, Tolkien, etc. etc. etc.     How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit?
Probably Cayenne and down if we're talking about eating.  (cream cheese & jalapeno is YUM.  We make candied jalapenos too.)  For for not eating, we add the hottest peppers we can get to our "thunder butter" muscle rub.
  How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom? Nope, I do not color.   10/1/19   A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)   I do not like crocheted garments unless maybe they are tunisian crochet.  I'll take all of the crocheted blankets and amigurumi though!     Any fiber issues? For wearing, I don't like acrylic, llama, alpaca, mohair, bfl... cashmere pills too much for me.  I mostly prefer merino or merino/silk.  Or merino/silk/cashmere with a low cashmere content.  Acrylic and inexpensive wool or whatever is fine for amigurumi.     About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else!  I have zero monies to spend on myself, so I won't be purchasing anything.   At first perusal, these look interesting but honestly, I'd rather have NAVA.   Devil's of the Pit hair gloss 1 oz decant
Pumpkin Spice Silkybat Hair Gloss 1 oz decant
 
Flesh of my Flesh perfume oil
Kisses for us All perfume oil
Voluptuous Wantonness Perfume Oil Lollipop Snake Oil Perfume Oil   Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc) Yes, I love booze!  I love unusual stuff!  I have a list of things I want or want to try, which includes any fruity liqueurs from Yewberry!!  We make rose liqueur and lavender vanilla bean (with our own roses and lavender.)  I *love* traditional sweet meads.  Love fruit wine!  I get spiced blackberry and raspberry from RockRidge Orchards in Enumclaw, WA when I can afford it.  Also love sweet ciders!  I like hard alcohol of all types although I'm not big on tequila, it makes my throat sore.   I'm highly interested in samples (or bottles, haha) of: Aperol
St. Germain
Chartreuse
Chambord
Pastis
a decent absinthe
Creme Yvette
Drambuie
Parfait d'Amour
Crème de cassis
Advocaat
Averna
Barenjaeger
Benedictine
Damiana
Galliano
Licor 43
Strega     10/2/19     Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in?  Do I want some?  I love sparklies but I rarely use them, so I don't *need* any.  I have a huge wishlist for ILNP although don't go overboard because I mostly just wear it on my toes and I don't switch out quickly, so a little lasts me a long time.   Vanity from the fall collection (on sale!!) is really calling my name though, along with Isabella (also on sale!)   I *have* On Repeat, MEGA (L), Birefringence (H), Raven, and Night Drive.  I'd kind of like a red one that doesn't have a copper or orange leaning to it, Black Orchid was the best I could find on the site so it's on my wish list.  (shrug)   What about postcards? I love beautiful or spooky postcards!  I actually save all of my cards and postcards and letters and stuff FOREVER (what, I'm not a hoarder! Pinky swear!) and usually put up the postcards all over my desk hutch.  I had to remove them when I moved three years ago and haven't gotten any since then I don't think.   How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt.  I have a bunch of flavored salts and I love them!  Problem is that I run out of grinders and have to keep getting more.   I have alder smoked, garlic something, pink himalayan, sea salt, kosher salt (I keep a huge box of this), epsom salt for baths.  I'd LOVE some coarse Dead Sea Salt to make my own bath salts with (I'll mix with the Pink and the Epsom.)     10/3/19     I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household? I love poundcake and caramels and shortbreads and .... would especially love lavender or rose flavored.  And vanilla all the things!  We grow our own catnip so I'm good there.  Plus I have a dog, not a cat.  haha.   Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits? I do like to cook but I'm currently living with family and someone is ALWAYS in the kitchen, so I stay out of it.  I have kind of an obsession with Penzey's but since I never cook, I have WAY too many spices.     Would you wear any of these?  Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)? Sorry, I am not a fan of crocheted garments.   Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever? Plenty of ideas on my various amazon and etsy wishlists.  They are pretty extensive... but I can't think of anything utilitarian that I absolutely need.   What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? I'm not vegan so I'm ok with whatever snacks, but I do avoid corn syrup, dyes, msg, artificial sweeteners, etc. when I can.  (So most potato chips and stuff are out, because the majority contain MSG, which gives me a headache.)    How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional? Whimsical/Cute/Gothy/Nerdy-Geeky  - but not country cute.  But I'm sure a lot of the knitting patterns I do are just .. whatever is hot right now in the knitting world.     So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witchees? I don't like sweet relish or sweet pickles.  I *love* dill pickles (and dill pickled anything... green beans, asparagus, carrots, whatev.)  Maybe not beets though.  (I only like beets in borscht.)   How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume?  And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks? These days it's pretty much like every other day.  (Halloween is every day, after all!)  No, I don't dress up special although the dogs might be tormented... I don't even dress up for renn faires anymore, or cons for that matter.  Nothing for my non existent costume.  I do not often wear socks unless it is raining or snowing and I must wear actual shoes instead of sandals...   Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas? I have never tried Art of Tea, but I tend to buy things like flavored black teas in cinnamon, rose, chocolate, butterscotch, vanilla, chocolate orange, vanilla chai, chai with a strong anise flavor, etc. or just really nice strong black tea.  I also love licorice mint basil tea (think Aveda's tea blend) or just licorice mint.  And I can't live without Traditional Medicinals Breathe Easy and Throat Coat since I have huge respiratory issues.
I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing? Maybe?  I live out in the country and never go anywhere so I'm afraid they wouldn't get good use.        And a quick question here--I'm going to this amazing looking event on Saturday--does my witchee see anything they might be interested in?   (the Oddities Market) I didn't see anything on the photos listed and I'm hurt too much (shoulders/neck) to stay by the computer very long today, sorry.  But I love sugar skulls, bats, ravens, pibbles, friesians, hippocampus.. I don't really need any jewelry per se, but I took a beading class so I could use interesting and weird beads and findings?  I have a collection of gargoyles and grotesques, nice roses made from different mediums (leather, silk, metal - not cheap ones from michaels or halloween stuff.)  Oh, and of course Krampus and Cthulhu!!        How do you feel about enamel pins?  Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent? So they're one of those things I'm weird about.  I have a ton of enamel pins but I've literally never taken any out of their packages because I don't wear them or use them.  But people have gotten me some from Disneyland (Malificent and Jack Skellington), I backed some in a kickstarter because so cute (cute egyptian gods), I have some alchemical symbol ones from Stryx Publishing (Seattle) - Leviation Cross and Monas Hieroglyphica, etc.  But yeah, they all live in a cookie jar.  Oh, and I got the full set with my Last Unicorn tarot kickstarter package but I'll probably trade, gift, or sell those because there isn't even a unicorn one!  So, to make a long story short (too late), I'm slightly interested if it is relevant to my interests and tastes, otherwise do not want.  I should really start putting them all on a cloth and then inside a frame or something so I can look at them.   what is your T-shirt/shirt of choice Size? I wear a women's 2X from TeeTurtle (the only place I have purchased t-shirts lately.)   men's t-shirts just don't fit properly.     OCTOBER LUNACY!  I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye? Not this lunacy, but they're still up - I want the vanilla/carnation duet because I've heard good things.  And the patchouli/tobacco (dang, oos.)  and the red rose/tobacco.  And the amber/oud.  Man, I guess I haven't been paying attention because I don't have any monies to spend, haha.  I have a bunch of red rose/tobacco scents, so the amber/oud and the vanilla/carnation would be priorities.   So Blood Moon Botanica is having an update soon.  It's a surprise what will be listed (besides the Moon Dew serum), but you can take a look at past items on her web page:  https://archaichoney.com/bloodmoonbotanica  (Britton used to run Haus of Gloi.)  Witchee, are you interested in anything from the Blood Moon Botanica update? I would love more Moon Dew serum and I'm a fan of her tea and other things.  The calming elixir and linden flower elixir both look good, as does the turkey tail.   If I was to donate to an animal rescue on your behalf as the "lucyboo" component of this swap, is there one in particular that you would choose?  I love bats in particular but there was a local pet place here that spayed/neutered all of the feral cats on our place at no cost to us (one cat moved in... pregnant... had kittens... those kittens had kittens.. we trapped them all, kittens got rehomed, adult ferals got to live here after getting fixed/shots.  We only see them on the security cameras but we feed them.)  So long story short (too late), maybe Pet Savers in Spokane?    https://www.petsaversspokane.org/   What is your very favorite Halloween candy? If you don't have one/don't do candy, what's a seasonal treat you love? I've been totally eyeing the halloween mice, bats, and stuff at Burdick chocolate (https://www.burdickchocolate.com/halloween.aspx) - some of those truffles sound delicious!  But they're expensive so, yeah.  We make the smitten kitchen pumpkin bread every year (since 2016, so... three years.  Made some already this year as soon as it was fall.)  I like caramel apples.  Fisher fair scones remind me of  fall because it's a weird Washington thing I guess.  (I don't know if I've seen the mix for sale in Spokane, it's all over in Seattle.)   Kettle corn, fresh from an actual kettle (used to get it at the corn mazes/pumpkin patches every year in the Seattle area.)   Pumpkin hard cider!  I am not a fan of "pumpkin spice" though.  Salted caramel mocha at sbux (with hardly any mocha, although honestly it's pretty much the same thing I usually have there - toffee nut latte, but add some salt, caramel on top, and mocha.  The gingerbread is my favorite though it doesn't usually come out until after Halloween, if it comes at all.  and I usually do flavored stevia in my coffee so having sbux is a huge sugar jolt that I don't indulge in often.)   Whatever seasonal selections are available from localish chocolate places like Frans, Moonstruck, Boehms, Theo, Seattle Chocolates/JCOCO, etc.  Trader Joes seasonal stuff.  World Market seasonal stuff.     I just got an email from Lush that their Christmas stuff is now up online! anything you might like? OMG, ALL THE THINGS.  I got that email too and went and looked... now I have tons more stuff on my Amazon bath & body wishlist.   I'm most excited about: Snowflake body lotion
Sleepy Dust
Snow Fairy Amazeball
Boo Shower Slime
Bath bombs   If you were my witchee, would you enjoy home made (canned) preserves?  I'm going home to Can All The Things & I'm thinking some bananas foster butter/sauce might be a nifty thing for you. I've never had such a thing as bananas foster.  But yes, all the home made preserves and stuffs!!     I am in Las Vegas is there anything you would want from here? A Las Vegas starbucks gift card (can be empty, I just want the card.  I have New York, Miami, and Seattle... not a very big collection.     They usually make you load at least $5 though.)  If you make it to the Vosges store and they have chocolate skulls, one of those would be cool.  My favorite flavor is the Naga (coconut curry milk chocolate.)

twilighteyes

twilighteyes

 

Catch up and crazyness

9/30/19   do you have a favourite saying or quote? Actions have consequences    How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit? I can go up to about 2500 then I need dairy

  How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom? I like coloring books and what I don't the girls Do   10/1/19   A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)   Any fiber issues?  I cant do itchy things. Soft and fluffy is great.   About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else!  I got all I wanted, I have NO patience   Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc) I am boozy I like things sweet and Smooth. I love fruit wine and funky liquors     10/2/19     Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in?  Don't need any, I don't seem to have the energy   Does anyone else do nail wraps? i like them but it also falls in the energy problems   What about postcards? I love postcards from places    Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)? nope   How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt.  I would love it but I don't think i can do them justice   10/3/19     I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household? Yummy food is ALWAYS welcome here   Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits? Actually I would love some burber spice if you could find me some   Would you wear any of these?  Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)? i would love a nice scarf but no cowls for me, please   Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever?    What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? no idea   10/4/19    How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional? whimsical and colorful   10/6/19   So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witches? No thanks, tomatoes don't like me   How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume?  And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks? we trick or treat and I am always In the mood for good socks My amazon list has some Sockdreams links on it.   10/7/19   Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas? I love Berry blast and would like to try elderberry wine, sour apple, Blood Orange 
I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing?  no thanks   And a quick question here--I'm going to this amazing looking event on Saturday--does my witchee see anything they might be interested in?  https://www.facebook.com/events/903999316607440/ (the Oddities Market) humm didn't see it in time   10/8/19   How do you feel about enamel pins?  Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent?  I like the concept but I haven't found the right thing for them to live on     Life is continuing on the roller coaster My personal energy is nil I have fallen off the no pop and caffeine bandwagon and the needed self-control to get back on is looking chancy. If you have any questions I am around witch dear!  

therhoda

therhoda

 

Switch Witch 2019 questions and answers

9/18/19
 
Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/ The Four and Twenty Blackbirds soap looks so pretty!  The Opium Den bubbling bathing grains or conditioning hair rinse sound very nice, too.  From the scent catalogue on the site, Witch Cake sounded like something I’d want to try, but I didn’t see any products listed for it.   Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of?  My favorite “horror” movie is probably The Raven, even though it’s not really horror at all.  I already have a copy of that, though.  I don’t really follow what’s new in the theaters or go out to the movies, so I tend to rely on what I can find at the library.  Thanks to the library, I just saw Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, which was better than I expected and pretty funny. I also watched Suck after getting from the library and not expecting much (gave it a try just because of the cast), and now it’s on my Amazon wishlist.  The library tends to fall a little short on non-comedy horror movie choices, though, and if my Witch has any favorite horror movies to share I’d definitely be open to that.  I’m fine with gore, but please no sadistic torture stuff or cruelty to animals.   Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)?   I’m not really familiar with knitted toys, but I do love little crocheted amigurumi toys, so I think I’d probably like small knitted toys also.   Do any of these knitted items appeal to you? Easy Fingerless Mittens Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf Odyssey Shawl Close to You scarf Rikke Slouch Hat Simple Yet Effective Cowl Knitted Pumpkins Little Bear Stuffy  Definitely the knitted pumpkins!  I don’t know if I could actually pull off the look, but I do like the Pfeilraupe asymmetrical scarf, too.   How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)?   I’m generally fine with it.  Books, records, decorations, jewelry, teacups and glassware and the like are all fun thrift store finds that I have absolutely no problem with. I’m a little pickier about clothing type stuff from thrift stores, but I’d trust my Witch’s judgement.   9/20/19   I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested?  Sure, they have some beautiful stuff!   Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands?   I’m kind of stuck in my ways when it comes to skincare.  That said, most of the few products I use are from Bella Lucce, which has gone out of business, and Villainess, which I don’t buy from anymore after the ownership change.  I’m stocked up enough to last me a while, but I’ll eventually need a replacement for my Bella Lucce grapefruit foaming cleanser and multifruit regenerative face cream and Villainess Slick!, so if you know of something comparable to any of those, I’d be interested in trying a little.   Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated?  Not really.     What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?) ·         animal rescue ·         pie ·         dogs ·         bears ·         turtles ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…) Animal rescue and turtles would be my first choices.  I donate to two rabbit rescues in my area (Midwest Rabbit Rescue and Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary) and to Bat World Sanctuary as well as the Michigan Humane Society and other such organizations myself, so I’d be totally on board with anything animal rescue-related.  I really like turtles, too.     I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations? I always love getting postcards from different places!  From London, if you happen to run across any music magazines or such with articles about Marc Almond, I’d love that.  He’s my favorite musician, but I almost never see him mentioned in American media.     Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie. I’m pretty sure I’ve answered this question in detail many times over.    There should be a complete answer already in my 13 Nights of Halloween blog entry (and other past entries). In short, lucky cats, stuff pertaining to my favorite animes and manga, cute stationery stuff like stickers, notepads, washi tape, etc.  I’m happy to try snacks, as long as they’re not seaweed-based or too weirdly flavored.  I haven’t been to my local Japanese market lately, but I’ll have to hit them up and see if I can find the Chestnut and Sweet Potato kitkats, since I think I’d like to try those.   9/22/19   Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love?  Nothing really comes to mind.     Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love?  I like the Panda black licorice bars, and natural food stores generally have those. There’s no shortage of good natural food stores within easy driving distance of me, so there’s probably not anything that I’m really longing for that I couldn’t just pick up for myself (and probably already have).  But if my Witch has something in mind, please feel free to surprise me!   Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive?  I’m interested in beeswax food wraps.   9/23/19   Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths?   I didn’t see anything that I wanted a whole bottle of, but out of curiousity I wouldn't mind trying tiny bit of Generation Spooky, She Sauntered Vaguely Downwards, Social Justice Paladin, The Scottish Princess, Con Questions, or Lillith’s First Concert.   Would you like anything from Lush?  No, thank you.   9/26/19   So, there's a Euro coin of some denomination coming out with Asterix on it for the 60th anniversary and, while I'm not a coin collector, I've loved Asterix since before I could read and therefore really want one or two of the coin just to have.  Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees?   Hmm, nothing I can think of like that.      Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches?   I’ve contributed to a lot of Kickstarter campaigns, so my thoughts about them are good.  I’ve done Kickstarters for a new MST3k season, Hal Hartley movies on DVD, a Marc Almond record based on Huysmans’ book À reboura / Against Nature, various books and card games (Necronomicards, Unstable Unicorns, etc.), a maple tree “adoption”, and more.  I don’t mind making a pledge if it’s something that interests me and seems worthwhile.   9/28/19   Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share?  Mine are all in my signature.   And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size?  I think I wear about a 7 ½ bracelet.   Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy?   The reusable bamboo straw, oddly enough.  I have a weird habit of always using one of those tiny stirrer straws with my tea, and I feel guilty every time.  I bought an office size box years ago and I’ve been working through it, but I would feel so much less guilty if I wasn’t tossing out a tiny plastic straw every day. Tea-wise, I wouldn’t mind trying Campfires & Vampires, Dark Choc Chilli Chai, MojiTEA, Toffee Chai, or Rainbow Chai.   Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??  I don’t really need any more wash clothes.      is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy?   I love the Addams Family stuff! (The ones for the classic tv series, not the other versions.)  I adore both Morticia and Gomez, and together they’re kind of my model of the perfect couple. I also really like the vintage Halloween collection stuff and the vintage pumpkins with witch hats string lights.   9/29/19   There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com) Andromeda looks amazing, and Serpens looks right up my alley, so either of those would be beyond lovely.  Honestly, a sample of the Fornax or Lyra eye soots or the Bloodroot lip sheer (I’m always looking for the perfect orange lipstick – everything I find that I think is going to be orange always ends up looking more coral on me for some reason)  would be more than enough.     How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used? I have a small collection of tarot and oracle decks (mostly oracle) that I’ve gotten either for the artwork or as gifts from friends who are more mystically inclined.  I don’t use them often, and I don’t know how to read tarot cards (although I’d like to learn someday), so they’re mostly little collections of art for me.  I own a couple of Jasmine Becket-Griffith’s decks already and have a couple more on my Amazon wishlist.  Although it’s not on my wishlist, her Myths & Mermaids one looks nice, too.  Gently used decks are fine with me.   Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye? I’ve never actually looked at the Notoriously Morbid website before, and wow, their multichromes look amazing!  Autumnal, Destiny, and Desire are probably the ones I’d get the most use out of, in that order, but they all look fantastic.   9/30/19   do you have a favourite saying or quote?   The one that occurs to me at the moment is “Just be true to yourself, if it lands you in Hell well at least now you know” from the song “If You Had a Bad Time” by Alkaline Trio.   How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit?   I generally avoid spicy foods.  On the Scoville scale I’m probably at the 100-500 level.  I’ll eat sweet peppers, but that’s about it.  The one exception would be with beer, since if I’m at a beer festival I will generally try the ones made with hot peppers, but that’s just because I want to try them at least once, not that I’ll ever buy an entire bottle.

  How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom?   I should say that I have too many coloring books already, especially since I rarely color in them, but I do love coloring books that pertain to my personal interests and fandoms.  I think I might even have a couple on my Amazon wishlist at the moment.  I can’t seem to resist collecting artwork that I like, and coloring books fit into that category.   10/1/19   A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)   Any fiber issues? I think crocheted equivalents would definitely be acceptable.  I know that knitting and crocheting are different things, but I don’t know that I could tell the difference at first glance, because I don’t do either (despite trying to learn how to crochet on multiple occasions – I always fail).  The only fiber issues I might have would be that I’m somewhat allergic to both rabbits and cats, but I don’t think that people usually knit or crochet with rabbit or cat fur, so I should be ok.  I generally prefer soft fibers, but I think that’s probably true of most people.       About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else!   I don’t see anything that I’m definitely purchasing for myself.  I usually at least get Devil’s Night, but it looks like they’re not offering it this year. I’d like to get decants of Flesh of My Flesh and Voluptuous Wantonness, but I’m guessing that I'll probably be too lazy to join a decant circle to get them.   Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc)  I do like to try different alcoholic beverages, but I don’t drink a lot these days. My tolerance seems to be way down, unfortunately.  But I do like to try new things, so I like the little airline size bottles for just trying different boozes, and the little single-serve type wine bottles.  I wish breweries would do that same, since these days I generally don’t even finish a full can or bottle of beer at one sitting. This time of year I do like to try any new pumpkin beer I can get my hands on, though.  I’ve love to try ones from small regional breweries that I wouldn’t be able to get locally.  Regional fruit wines or experiments from local distilleries would be very nice, too.   10/2/19   Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in?   Probably not. I do love nail polish, but I have soooooo much already, and I don’t seem to wear it that often.  I think there’s still some in my Etsy wishlist though, so I guess I wouldn’t say absolutely no.   Does anyone else do nail wraps?  I don’t.   What about postcards?  I always LOVE getting postcards!    Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)?  I already got Halloween 2020 and Poe.  I meant to order some decants from Ajevie for other scents, but never got around to it. The ones I was most interested in are: Dark Ghost Velvet, Eternal Ankh Spice, Eternal Egypt Nag Champa, Skelekin, and Witch Doctor.   How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt.    I’m not really interested in salt on its own.  I don’t really cook, so I don’t need it for seasoning, and I don’t put salt on very many things – I pretty much only put it on french fries.  Plus every time I’ve had my blood pressure tested in the past few years it’s been high (when I had dental surgery earlier this year it was so high that they kept me on a monitor the entire surgery and told me that I should really see a doctor about it), so it’s probably best for me to stir clear of adding additional salt to things.     10/3/19   I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household?   Homebaked treats are always relevant! Sweet shortbreads, cookies, or caramels would all be lovely.  For cookies, I especially like peanut butter, oatmeal (Scotchies, plain, or with chocolate chips), Snickerdoodles, and chocolate chip.      Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits?   I don’t like to cook, and any spices I buy generally just sit around in my cupboard forever going to waste.  The only spice I use on any sort of regular basis is cinnamon for baking (which I don’t really enjoy and therefore don’t do often), and I’ve just been using the standard grocery store or Trader Joe’s cinnamon, so a better grade of cinnamon would probably be nice.  I suppose I could use good vanilla (extract, flavor, or paste) as well.    Would you wear any of these?  Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)?   I don’t know how often I’d wear it, since I generally don’t get dressed up and my standard wardrobe is sweatpants at home/jeans when out in public and teeshirts and hoodies, but the Fern is really pretty.     Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever?  The only thing that comes to mind is a new set of tweezers (for tightening the tiny little screws on my glasses).     What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites?   I’ve never sought out vegan snacks or vegan chocolate for myself, so I don’t even have any ideas of what I’d like.  I think Panda black licorice bars are vegan, and I really like those.   10/4/19   How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional?  Precise, maybe? I’m not sure how to describe it, really – just that I like crafts like cross-stitching and card making with stamps and diecuts – crafts that result in a clean, specific look rather than stuff like mixed media that require more creativity and can have a “messier” look. I like cute stuff - my favorite stamp company is Lawn Fawn.  That and my Etsy wishlist should probably help give some ideas of what I like craft-wise.      So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witchees?  No thank you.   How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume?  And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks?   I usually celebrate by watching old horror movies, reading some Poe, and passing out candy.  This year I’m trying to wear a different Halloween-ish shirt every day of October – I think I might just have enough Halloween-related tee shirts to do it!  I probably won’t dress up other than to throw on the old vampire cape for when I’m passing out candy.  I LOVE socks, especially Halloween socks.  Today I wore red socks with black bats.  I ended up spending time at the urgent care clinic and then the ER, and had to get a EKG both times, and each time the nurse attaching the wires on my legs complimented me on my socks.    🦇  (As an aside, my Witch, today's official diagnosis of high blood pressure pretty much cements that the answer to the earlier question about salt is that I should probably just completely avoid it.)   Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas?   From Art of Tea, the ones that stand out most are the Passionfruit Jasmine, Bright Eyed, and Dark Chocolate Peppermint.  From Adagio – oh my gosh, those Wicked Teas look so fun!  I’d love a sample tin of the Bat Brew especially! Just from the landing page, the Bonfire and Jasmine Phoenix Pearls look good, too.  I’m sorry, there’s just so much on the site and I really don’t want to spend hours going through it all, so I’ll leave anything else up to my Witch. 
I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing?  No thank you.   And a quick question here--I'm going to this amazing looking event on Saturday--does my witchee see anything they might be interested in?  https://www.facebook.com/events/903999316607440/ (the Oddities Market)  It looks like there’ll be a lot of interesting stuff there!  Although I do think some of it looks neat, I personally really wouldn’t want anything taxidermied or anything made with dead critters or parts of dead critters, not even butterfly or moth wings.  I do like the style of the advertisement for the show – it reminds me of the stuff that Electric Vector (https://electricvector.com) makes locally.  I buy stickers and magnets from them almost every time I run into them at craft shows or at the Rust Belt Market.  I’d be open to things in that style, or something with bats (other than actual dead bats, that is), or soap or a candle, or anything else that my Witch thinks might suit my taste. 
10/10/19   what is your T-shirt/shirt of choice Size?   I usually order an XL from woot.com and TeeTurtle and an XXL from Sick On Sin.  XL is generally the best way to go for standard shirts, or 2XL if the brand is known for running small.   10/11/2019   OCTOBER LUNACY!  I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye?   I don’t know that anything caught my eye enough for an entire bottle – Lime & White Musk, maybe, since I love lime, but then again white musk is iffy.  I wouldn’t mind trying a tiny bit of Bourbon Vanilla & Yellow Carnation or Palo Santo & Sandalwood, just out of curiosity, if you happen to order a bottle for yourself and are willing to spare just a smidgen to sniff.      also I took some beading classes and have been making bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.  Would you be interested in any?  If so, how big is your wrist or how long would you like your bracelet?  Any preferred styles of beads?   I don’t really know.  I’ve made some beaded bracelets and necklaces for myself in the past and I don’t seem to ever wear them.  I wear about a 7 ½ bracelet, I think.  Maybe something in orange and black?  Something Halloween-y?    10/13/19   If I was to donate to an animal rescue on your behalf as the "lucyboo" component of this swap, is there one in particular that you would choose?   Any of the ones I mentioned in my initial questionnaire would be great.  Probably the two rabbit rescues could use a donation the most, I suppose.  I don’t know which specific animal rescues that lucyboo favored, but if my Witch does, I wouldn’t mind if the donation went there instead of to one of my favorites.   10/15/19   What is your very favorite Halloween candy? If you don't have one/don't do candy, what's a seasonal treat you love?  Reese’s peanut butter pumpkins are my very favorite.   I just got an email from Lush that their Christmas stuff is now up online! anything you might like?  No, thank you.     10/18/19   If you were my witchee, would you enjoy home made (canned) preserves?  I'm going home to Can All The Things & I'm thinking some bananas foster butter/sauce might be a nifty thing for you. No, thank you.  The only form I can stand banana flavor in is a fresh banana, and even that’s only occasionally.   10/19/19   I am in Las Vegas is there anything you would want from here?  I like getting postcards from anywhere!        

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I think this will make me current.  No idea why the formatting is so nuts- sorry.   Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/   Four & 20 blackbirds or ghost - any product, they all sound lovely   Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of? I love Edgar Allen Poe if you can suggest a film   Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)?   Do any of these knitted items appeal to you? Easy Fingerless Mittens- yes Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf - yes Odyssey Shawl - yes Close to You scarf - yes Rikke Slouch Hat - no Simple Yet Effective Cowl- yes but not too tight Knitted Pumpkins yes Little Bear Stuffy no   How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)?  I love thrift stores & the things I find there        I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested? Nope I'm a makeup coward   Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands? Moisturizing products/ cleaners welcome   Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated? I   What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?) ·         animal rescue - one of my favorite types of charities.  A big bag of kibble for a rescue - especially for pibbles.  Or kitties. ·             I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations Tea from London! Assam or some interesting Earl Grey. Maldon  sea salt. Paris- herbes de Provence or some other French spice blend   Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie.   Those kit kats sound amazing.  I would love to get better at bento ( I've played at it using a gladware plastic box)       Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love? Bath oil or moisturizing products.  I have super dry skin.    Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? Assam tea is a fave.   Dark chocolate is a lovely treat.   Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive?  Something to use for lunch packing- trying to break my zip bag and other trash addiction.        Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths?   Would you like anything from Lush? I have not been in Lush in ages, so I'm not current with them, but anything lavendar based like Sleepy or vanilla based would be lovely   So, there's a Euro coin of some denomination coming out with Asterix on it for the 60th anniversary and, while I'm not a coin collector, I've loved Asterix since before I could read and therefore really want one or two of the coin just to have.  Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? I love otters and have thought of finding the Scottish bank note with the otter.  No idea what the value is, I would hang it on the wall of my studio.     Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share? My etsy list was in my questionaire   And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size? Necklace 20"  or longer chain or cord.  I rarely wear bracelets ( I catch it on everything)   Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy? I've never seen this company.  Rhubarb & custard or gingerbread chai.  The idea of infusing spirits with tea is really cool.   Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??     Not much- I just made a few myself    is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy? They have the best chocolate coffee, but I think it's a Valentine's item.  Other than that, some fun Halloween decorations.  Something owl or raven related.        There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com) I wish I were better at makeup, but I'm just not.   How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used?  I like decks.  I recently saw one that was glorious art nouveau. New or used is ok.  Cats or Fae would also be good motifs for me.      Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye? Not really, I'm honestly a makeup coward and wear very small amounts.   do you have a favourite saying or quote? First thing that came into my mind: That which does not kill us makes us stronger- of course picturing it with   a Klingon motif.  Yes I am a serious Star Trek nerd.   How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit?  I like spice with flavor, but not heat for heat's sake.  Not sure where I am on the Scoville scale.  I use cayenne quite a lot but I think that's the highest one. I love Hatch chilis when I can find them. 

  How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom?  I have several and find I don't use them like I thought I would      A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)  Certainly crochet is just as welcome as knits Any fiber issues? Mohair is fine if it's not right next to my skin ( shawl yes, armwarmers, no)   About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else!  I'm very curious about The Shadowed Veil Perfume Oil, but not gutsy enough to blind bottle.  If you happen to have anything in the Dead Leaves series (especially the vanilla incense one) that needs rehoming, I would love that (any that do not have musk) Ordering: Dead Leaves and Chai Perfume Oil Dead Leaves, Cacao, and Sandalwood Perfume Oil  All Souls Perfume Oil   Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc) Yes please, that would be lovely.  I love pear things when I can find them.  Dark meads ( dark fruit like berries or currants) are yummy. Any whisk(e)y that  is not super Smokey/peaty  is welcome.  Bourbon is a wonderful thing. Whenever we travel we try all the locally made things.   Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? Nope.  My nails don't wear polish well.   Does anyone else do nail wraps? Nope   What about postcards? vintage Halloween or Witchy imagery    Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)? I love Their vanilla & ambers.  From the Halloween line- Samhain, Halloween BASTET 2016, Halloween 2019 or 2020    How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt. It has been suggested that I have a salt problem ( hubby).  I would love to try any interesting salt.  I'm currently working on a jar of citrus blend salt & one with chili.     I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household?  My furbabies would love to taste  your catnip.  We love shortbread and would love to try any flavors.  Something to nibble  with a London Fog latte perhaps?   Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits? I love to cook & am vegetarian.  I've recently been playing with ground chilis that are single kind ( as opposed to blended chili powders) to see all the different flavors ( not the scary hot ones though)   Would you wear any of these?  Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)? Yes I would be thrilled, especially with Duleek- I saw someone wearing one the other day ( at Ren Fest) & was utterly charmed.   Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever? The only thing that comes to mind is lunchbox type containers that are not trash waiting to happen- I'm trying to break my zip bag addiction and create less trash.   What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? My favorite vegan snack is nuts, especially deeply roasted spiced ones.  Many dark chocolates are vegan, & dark is my fave chocolate especially with nuts or orange.

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I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations?   I love coffee from different places.     Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie.   Ooh, Kit Kats.  I’m intrigued by the green tea ones, and sweet potato and apple pie sound delightful.   9/22/19     Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love?   I take a bath almost every night, so I’d love to try new bath-y stuff.   Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love?   I mostly eat plant-based, so really any snacks except meat jerky are welcome.  My husband likes green tea, and I’m a coffee person.   Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive?   I can’t think of any!   9/23/19   Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths?    Oh, so many.  Cat-Lilith and Cat-Dad, Utter Sophistication, Bits of Birnum Wood, Impromptu Goat Yoga, Saturday Morning Perfume.   Would you like anything from Lush? I love American Cream anything, Honey, I Washed the Kids anything, and Creamy Candy bubble bar.   9/26/19   Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees?  I don’t understand this question!   Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches? I’ve done a few, usually the food ones.   9/28/19   Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share? Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1EB08Z1UN29H8/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist   Etsy:  I love B. Perry soaps/scrubs.  My favorites list:  https://www.etsy.com/people/oceanstreetspa?ref=hdr-fav&tab=items     And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size? I have small wrists, and I like 18-24” necklaces.     Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy?  Ooh, a bunch look good.  I like white tea, green tea, and fruity tea.  Not a huge black tea fan.   Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??   Mmm, probably not.    is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy?  I’m intrigued by the Elderflower Cordial.   9/29/19     There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general?   I’m mostly a natural makeup person, but I love a good pink/berry lipstick.   How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used? I have a deck that I’m pretty attached too, so I think I’m good.     Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye?  I like neutrals.     9/30/19   do you have a favourite saying or quote?  Just keep swimming…..   How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit? I’m a baby, and don’t like things that are too spicy.

  How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom? I love coloring books in theory, but I never use them.   10/1/19   A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)   Any fiber issues?   Not that I know of!   About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else!    I’m probably not going to buy for a while, I like the following:  Snake Oils:  Blood Squib, Lollipop, and Pumpkin Spice, and intrigued by Apple Sugar.   Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc) I really like cider, not sure about mead, yes to fruit wines.  I like beer, light, fruity, not overly hoppy.    10/2/19  Also, what one bottle would you like from the update??  Ooh, that's a tough one.   I guess I'd have to say Cat-Lilith and Cat-Dad.     Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? I love the Femme Fatale colors, and A-England brand.  I'm not picky about colors, I like them all.   What about postcards?  I probably don't need any postcards.   Does anyone else do nail wraps?   I don't really use them.   How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt.  I really like different types of salt.  I find them oddly fascinating!   Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)?  I  I never really got into them, between BPAL, Arcana, B.Perry, and a few others, I can't afford another perfume obsession!   10/03/2019   I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household? Um, yes please!  All the sugar!   Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits? I do like to cook, but have a slight Penzey's obsession (it's not my fault there is a STORE a few towns over from me) so I have tons of spices already.   Would you wear any of these? (because I'm that nuts that I would try to make one in a month)    Ooh, Fern is a style I would absolutely wear.   Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever? I can't think of anything right now!   What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? Ooh, I like Hippeas, and I rarely turn down chocolate of any kind.  Well, maybe except super dark, bitter chocolate.   So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witchees? Oooh, that sounds good.   Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas?   I like fruity teas, and spicy green teas.
I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing? I don't think I would use those.   How do you feel about enamel pins?  Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent?  I'm pretty indifferent.   10/10/19   what is your T-shirt/shirt of choice Size?  I wear a Woman's M usually.  I like either fitted, or really big to sleep in.   10/11/2019   OCTOBER LUNACY!  I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye? Moonflower and Orris and Palo Santo and Sandalwood look really good.   also I took some beading classes and have been making bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.  Would you be interested in any?  If so, how big is your wrist or how long would you like your bracelet?  Any preferred styles of beads? I like necklaces and bracelets.  I have small wrists, and like shorter necklaces, usually like 18 inch.  I love all types of blues/greens/purple colors.   10/13/19   If I was to donate to an animal rescue on your behalf as the "lucyboo" component of this swap, is there one in particular that you would choose?  No, any would be good.   10/15/19   What is your very favorite Halloween candy? If you don't have one/don't do candy, what's a seasonal treat you love? Ooh, I've always liked Peanut Butter Cups.   I just got an email from Lush that their Christmas stuff is now up online! anything you might like? Hmm.....the site won't work for me, but I love American Cream products, Sympathy for the Skin, Creamy Candy Bath, and my husband has decided he loves the scent of the Outback Mate soap.  

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The questions keep coming to my answers arnt so interesting , Witchee I am coming for YOU   9/23/19   Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths? i bought SO many decants of this one.   Would you like anything from Lush? I like lush but don't know what I like till I go in and sniff things   9/26/19   Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees?   I like weird snow globes   Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches? Not since they came out as union busters, I am sadly going to have to refrain   9/28/19   Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share? Not so much i ahve VERY little will power when stressed and the stress she is trying to kill me   And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size? I don't know this as I don't wear jewelry often. I can measure if my witchee wants though   Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy? I think narnia is about the only thing that i would want to try   Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors?? Not for me, the cats are death on anything knitted right now    is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy?  Nope   9/29/19     There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com) i answered this one in thread.   How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used? I woulndt mind a very pretty deck but I dont see me using it much     Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye? i love samples of pretty makeups. with halloween coming maybe check out my pinterest board on makeups  https://www.pinterest.com/therhoda/makeup-ideas-for-halloween-and-beyond/   That is all for Now

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