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Yule Cat Answers

Questions here ->         My answers:    Are there any currently available BPAL scents that you would love a bottle of? After hearing a review of Hearts are Not Had as Gifts, I really want a bottle of that.  I also have more in my wishlist in my signature.   Is there anything you're eyeing from Paintbox Soapworks' winter update? I love Streusel, Sorbetto, and wax melts.   The scents I'm interested in are Joulupukki and Schwarzwald.  Maybe Golden Orb.  I am still really wanting some Moonshadow as well but that wasn't part of the yule drop I don't think.  I have a wishlist pertaining to PBSW in my "Wishlist and Circular Swap Help" that is in my signature.   Would you like anything from Cellar Door (they do soaps and candles)? I would love a Krampusnacht!  Bad Santa sounds amazing as well.   Anything of interest from Luvmilk? (Milky Monday, their version of Black Friday, is on 11/7!) I have a huge luvmilk list in my wishlist/circular swap help in signature.   Crocheted Granny shawl. Yes or No? Preferred colors? (this one is pressing, I would need to start soon) No thank you!   BPal wax melts? I have TKO and Red Velvet Cake, Would bundle up a few for you to try of one, or both if you like. TKO would be my preference but I rarely rarely rarely use wax melts, so would probably be wasted on me.   Are you interested in boozy homemade fruitcake?  I make a homemade fruitcake that is delicious, so I guess I could try yours!  I am picky about fruit and about nuts though... so maybe have ringleaders ask me with specific questions about what is in it.   How about booze itself, specifically, moonshine whiskey infused with spices and fruits?  Small sample would be lovely!   Brown sugar shortbread? "Plain" buttery or flavored? Favorites include lavender and chocolate orange, but I could definitely do a holiday spice or peppermint batch or two.  Lavender and chocolate orange both sound amazing.  No peppermint.
Interested in anything from Odins Daughter?  Bath soaks sound lovely (all three sound good, but maybe especially banish because cloves.) YULE and Winter Nights both sound amazing.  Candles / Mist. Two Faces of Hel candle!! BONFIRE melts!!     And tacking on to this question for others in reference to Em, I make infused vodkas! The one I am most proud of right now is a spiced hibiscus liqueur. I make this as a jelly, too. As far as the Liqueur, We have been making an autumn Moscow Mule with it, and the other day I made a Mai Tai! Its yummy!  I already have both the hibiscus liqueur and jelly from MsASofgg!   Would take any other infused vodkas!   If I can find the recipe, I want to make my grandmas Orange Slice Cake. Its a super yummy cake but a bit difficult to make as far as cutting up all the oranges. If you would like a mini cake IF I make it, lemme know!  As long as the coconut could be left out?  (I'm not really a fan of nuts in cake either.  It's a texture thing.)   I do molasses gingerbread cookies, as well as hot cocoa cookies, florentines and butterballs. Any of those sound good? OR homemade chocolate fudge? I can do peppermint, coffee or orange additions, with or without nuts. Hello molasses gingerbread cookies!!   I'm good for almost any kind of cookies but do not love coffee flavored things and meh on peppermint.  I don't really like nuts or coconut or texture things in my baked goods.  Fudge I am kind of meh on unless it is penuche or a super special flavor (because we make SO much fudge, I'm totally burned out on it!)   My favorite incense store is Good Earth Mercantile, any interest for an incense from them? I don't know much about them, if it is low smoke and they don't use phthalates or other things in their scents for the incense, then yesssss.   Orange patchouli!  Maybe Lilith?   I went through and added a bunch to my etsy altar/incense wishlist.   Are you a cotton candy fan? Would anything from Chocolate Storybook interest you? I like cotton candy and I probably have things from this company already on my etsy snacks/tea/noms wishlist, haha!     Body Scrubs from CarolinaOrganicsSC are AHHHHMAZING! Any interest? OMG their bath bombs are too cute!   And I love Stranger Things.  I would definitely try any of their items that match my scent profile in bath bombs, melts, candles, shampoo bars, body scrubs, maybe soap if their soap is spectacular as well.    The Dark Kiss bath bomb looks awesome (I wonder if they'll put their Halloween items on sale??)  Again, I didn't find a scent list and I'm not in a place right now where I can click on All The Things with my hand pain.   House of MetalWorks has super cute and dainty gold-filled stacking rings in my price range! If this interests you, include ring size! I love silver colored dainty rings!  I am an 11 on almost all of my fingers except pinkies.    Several questionnaires mention joy in receiving homemade baked goods. What are your favorite holiday baked goods? Cookies, Cakes, Fudge? Other?  I love soft, chewy, and moist things, as opposed to hard/dry/cronchy.  Chewy molasses cookies are something that don't seem to be made at home.  I love a good medieval ginger brede (soft, sticky.)  And pumpkin gingerbread (like pumpkin bread.)   I would love to try things like butter pie (sweet, not the savory kind in England) but I'm sure that won't travel well.      I have an allergy to corn, so please no corn syrup or other corn products.  No artificial sweeteners.   No coconut.  (coconut sugar/oil/etc. is ok, I just don't like the texture of coconut.)  I try to do organic and non-gmo as much as possible.  Yep, I'm one of those weird people.  Sorry, not sorry.   (We make:  rum balls, krumkake, spritz cookies (usually flavored with rum or almond), chocolate chip cookies, fudge (chocolate), chocolate tiffin (usually with cherries/shortbread), cherry/almond/marzipan/pear/amaretto fruitcake, sugar cookies, scottish tablet, russian teacakes, princess buttercups, peanut butter cookies, snickerdoodles, cranberry bliss bar sbux dupe, flaky peanut brittle, chocolate topped butter toffee almond bark (like almond roca I guess, but flat?), ummmm brain has now shut down so I'll edit if I remember more of what we traditionally make.)  It sounds like we eat a lot of cookies/candy but we usually make them to give to neighbors and as care packages.   We also make (and eat) a lot of Lefse during the holidays.   Are you into peanut butter cookies? If yes, would you enjoy them with creamy or crunchy PB?  I prefer creamy -- I don't like cronchy texture in my baked goods.  (So no nuts in anything soft.)   I am thinking of making flavored sugar. wtf, all of them.  I can use them on caramels and cookies.  (rose and lavender are my top, maybe lavender lemon.)   Would you like anything from Witch Baby Soap? (Make sure to check the Throwback Thursday section of the website; they bring back a few things every Thursday!) I went through and added a bunch of things to my Amazon Universal wishlist (under bath/beauty/body)   Pickety witch has the yule offerings up, including Yule Cat pins (black or white) and ornaments.  Which do you love most? YES YES YES the white Yule Cat pin.   There are so many there I want.   Do you like any specific roast more than another? Light? Dark? Medium? Breakfast Blend? I pretty much only drink dark roast.  And I've got my grinder out, found one of my french presses, and also got some of the little keurig "my k-cup" things that you put your own coffee inside and I'm using it every day!  So bring on the whole beans!!   (I'm sad that Death Wise "Blue and Buried" and "Gingerdead" only come in ground, but I would absolutely take them that way.)   Haus of Gloi's Yule is up, fancy anything? Any of these!   Yule Body Powder: Long Winter's Nap Yule Butter Bomb: Marshmallow World, Boughs of Holly Yule Soy Candle: Turkish Delight, Three Treasures, Snow Wolf, Tannenbaum   Yule Bubbling Scrub, Yule Refresher Spray, Yule Soy Tart, Yule Whipped Soap, or Yule Sugar Exfoliant:
Nefarious Gingerbread Man
Turkish Delight
Long Winter's Nap   Teeturtle has some adorable designs and their t-shirts often go on sale. Any designs that appeal? I already have a bunch of teeturtle designs on my amazon universal wishlist (the clothing one) with sizes and everything.     Anything from the Lunacy You are eyeballing? I was going to order but evidently I overspent on Wolfenoot, Krampus, and Yule cat -- oops!    I absolutely NEED: * Portrait of an Unidentified Man Dressed as a Skeleton * Schrodinger's Checkmark          

twilighteyes

twilighteyes

 

Yule Cat Questions

Crocheted Granny shawl. Yes or No? Preferred colors? (this one is pressing, I would need to start soon) Yes! But I would feel bad if someone felt rushed to do this   BPal wax melts? I have TKO and Red Velvet Cake, Would bundle up a few for you to try of one, or both if you like.  I don't have a wax melter so prob not   Are there any currently available BPAL scents that you would love a bottle of? I think I've fed my own addiction enough lately 😂   Is there anything you're eyeing from Paintbox Soapworks' winter update? Orange and Yellow and Poinsettia sound good!   Would you like anything from Cellar Door (they do soaps and candles)? Holiday Hearth, Krampus Nacht, and White Pine Wonderland sound great!   Anything of interest from Luvmilk? (Milky Monday, their version of Black Friday, is on 11/7!) Oh I missed this, sorry   Wouldst thou like a microwaveable bowl cozy? Sure!   Are you interested in boozy homemade fruitcake? Sure!   How about booze itself, specifically, moonshine whiskey infused with spices and fruits? As long as it isn't dark?  You said moonshine which is clear but whiskey which isnt.  I like moonshine but not whiskey! haha  (I grew up in the moonshine capital of the US 😂)   Brown sugar shortbread? "Plain" buttery or flavored? Favorites include lavender and chocolate orange, but I could definitely do a holiday spice or peppermint batch or two. Those all sound delicious!
Interested in anything from Odins Daughter? Winter Nights and Wild Apple Cake sound fab!   I make infused vodkas! The one I am most proud of right now is a spiced hibiscus liqueur. I make this as a jelly, too. As far as the Liqueur, We have been making an autumn Moscow Mule with it, and the other day I made a Mai Tai! Its yummy! Ummm this all sounds great!   If I can find the recipe, I want to make my grandmas Orange Slice Cake. Its a super yummy cake but a bit difficult to make as far as cutting up all the oranges. If you would like a mini cake IF I make it, lemme know! I'd love to try anything like this--I dont think I've had something like that before   I do molasses gingerbread cookies, as well as  hot cocoa cookies, florentines and butterballs. Any of those sound good? OR homemade chocolate fudge? I can do peppermint, coffee or orange additions, with or without nuts. Seriously I would be happy with any food! haha    My favorite incense store is Good Earth Mercantile, any interest for an incense from them? I don't burn incense very often   Are you a cotton candy fan? Would anything from Chocolate Storybook interest you? I would consume any sugar substance given to me   Body Scrubs from CarolinaOrganicsSC are AHHHHMAZING! Any interest? omg those bath bombs are fantastic! All the smells look good to me!   House of MetalWorks has super cute and dainty gold-filled stacking rings in my price range! If this interests you, include ring size! Okay so I used to know my ring size but I dont anymore   I have gotten fatter   What size do you typically wear in sweaters/sweatshirts?  I'm a small/medium but I will wear a medium or large in sweaters or sweatshirts because I like to be cozy in them.   Several questionnaires mention joy in receiving homemade baked goods. What are your favorite holiday baked goods? Cookies, Cakes, Fudge? Other?  I seriously love all desserts.     I'm super into this peanut butter cookie recipe that happens to be gluten free and can easily be vegan. I assume if you are allergic to nuts that will be very clear on your survey, but beyond that: Are you into peanut butter cookies? If yes, would you enjoy them with creamy or crunchy PB?  Yes! hmmmm I am indifferent towards creamy or crunchy--whichever you think is better!   Just curious, so if you had an infused alcohol, you would want it straight? My recipes call for simple syrup added after the infusion to make a liqueur.. But you could certainly skip that and mix it the way you wanted to.  I'd like it if the simple syrup was already added because that saves me a step!   I am thinking of making flavored sugar. What are flavors you would NOT enjoy out the following:   Lavender Rose Lemon Orange Vanilla Thyme Ginger Spice   I may even combine some of those! That sounds fabulous! I cant mentally combine some of those flavors but I'd be open to trying them   Would you like anything from Witch Baby Soap? (Make sure to check the Throwback Thursday section of the website; they bring back a few things every Thursday!) Fairy Lights, Moon Dust, Silver and Gold, Yule Father sound good!   Pickety witch has the yule offerings up, including Yule Cat pins (black or white) and ornaments.  Which do you love most? The black yule cat is cute!   Haus of Gloi's Yule is up, fancy anything? Mama' Porridge, Rosy Cheeked, Tannenbaum, Hearth sound good!   Teeturtle has some adorable designs and their t-shirts often go on sale. Any designs that appeal? https://www.teeturtle.com/products/piglets-gift-for-eeyore?variant=19577791489983 https://www.teeturtle.com/products/winter-wonderland?variant=19577791490060 https://www.teeturtle.com/products/frosty-friend?variant=19577791490085
  NEW QUESTION:  What kind of cat representations do you like?  Realistic?  Modern/abstract?  Cartoony?  I like them all! Maybe not like Disney cartoon representations though? I’m just not a huge Disney person.       

decenda

decenda

Krampusnacht Questions

I leave for a ten-day trip to Paris and London in one week's time and I'd love to bring back a goody or two if my Naughty/Nice Puss has any requests!
are you interested in an advent calendar?  What kind?  (Dog cookie, tea, chocolate, etc.)   Officially asking for your krampus preference, naughty children!    I hand-make light-weight hair falls, the kind that is NOT meant to look real, but more like doll (or Dolly) hair. I use stuff like recycled silk, ribbon yarn and the like to keep them extremely light-weight and pretty. Is this something you would like? If so, tell me your color preferences (the more options, the better!) plus any allergies I should know about (wool, alpaca, silk etc), and length.   Would you like a super ugly "Christmas" sweater with krampus all over it??     Is there anything you particularly have your fingers crossed for on your wishlist?   are you hoping for more perfumes or more non-smelly goodies?   dear Victim, are you in need of a squishable krampus? (or other squishable?)   Anything from Penzy's to show you praise or to punish your wicked tongue?   Do you like homemade fudge if it is Krampus'ed up?    would you like a piece of Krampus themed art? Either watercolor, resin, polymer clay, or wire wrap?    I'm probably going to place an order for October 33rd once I get paid next week. Are there any BPALs (recently released or otherwise) that you would love to get on St. Nicholas Day?   Is there anything you'd be interested in from Loreworks?  Please note, the body wash is marketed as body wash/bubble bath, but it DOES contain SLS for those who avoid it.)   dear victim, are you interested in a microwaveable bowl cozy?   Dearest Victim, might you bed a fan of the glorious old punk band, the Damned? I'm seeing them perform on Friday, so there might be things like tour t-shirts or stickers available- would any of this be of interest to you? (if not, no worries, I can worship them enough for the both of us!  )   Dear *ahem* Victim *snicker* ... Would you enjoy a 2023 wall calendar?   Victim, is there anything you would like from the Zeep holiday collection releasing on November 1st?  (see this post)   Are you interested in boozy homemade fruitcake?   How about booze itself, specifically, moonshine whiskey infused with spices and fruits?   Brown sugar shortbread? "Plain" buttery or flavored? Favorites include lavender and chocolate orange, but I could definitely do a holiday spice or peppermint batch or two.
   I want to make altered altoid tins for Christmas.  Would you like one?    What kind of homemade cookies do you like?   Are you interested in having any freshly dried apple crips?   (Golden Delicious and Fuji -- sliced, dried apples with nothing added.)   Is there anything you're eyeing from Paintbox Soapworks' winter update?   Haus of Gloi just dropped their Yule update- like what you see? https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/yule?page=1   I make infused vodkas! The one I am most proud of right now is a spiced hibiscus liqueur. I make this as a jelly, too. As far as the Liqueur, We have been making an autumn Moscow Mule with it, and the other day I made a Mai Tai! Its yummy!    If I can find the recipe, I want to make my grandmas Orange Slice Cake. Its a super yummy cake but a bit difficult to make as far as cutting up all the oranges. If you would like a mini cake IF I make it, lemme know! The ingredients are as follows: 
dates
orange slices candy
coconut
buttermilk
pecans
orange juice   Victim, darling, are you a fan of the Dresden Dolls? I'm seeing them this Saturday and there will no doubt be some good merch including t-shirts, posters, stickers and even artisanal chocolate bars! 😮  Any of that sound appealing? (if t-shirt, pls give size!)

 I uncovered a secret supply of vintage LE BPAL Trading Post soaps in my possession! I realize some folks are over bar soap, but in case you'll make an exception, lmk and maybe Krampus will deem you nice enough to get one  

twilighteyes

twilighteyes

 

Yule Cat

Are there any currently available BPAL scents that you would love a bottle of? Check my sig!    Is there anything you're eyeing from Paintbox Soapworks' winter update? I don't even know how to decide! I love their wax melts, oils, sugar scrubs, and soaps. I'd love any of this year's scents except Joulupukki or Schwarzwald.    Would you like anything from Cellar Door (they do soaps and candles)? Big fans of soy candles here: Frozen Lakeshore, Holiday Nights, White Pine Wonderland    Anything of interest from Luvmilk? (Milky Monday, their version of Black Friday, is on 11/7!) I would be interested in Aphrodite's Embrace or Mermaid Tears    Crocheted Granny shawl. Yes or No? Preferred colors? (this one is pressing, I would need to start soon) Yes, I'd like that. Darker oceany colors I think? Blues and greens?    BPal wax melts? I have TKO and Red Velvet Cake, Would bundle up a few for you to try of one, or both if you like. I'd be interested in trying TKO.    Are you interested in boozy homemade fruitcake?  I would like to try this as long as it didn't contain the things I'm allergic to!    How about booze itself, specifically, moonshine whiskey infused with spices and fruits?  Yes, yes.    Brown sugar shortbread? "Plain" buttery or flavored? Favorites include lavender and chocolate orange, but I could definitely do a holiday spice or peppermint batch or two.  Anything but chocolate orange.    Interested in anything from Odins Daughter?  I'm not really a "ritual" person but I'm very intrigued by the candles.    And tacking on to this question for others in reference to Em, I make infused vodkas! The one I am most proud of right now is a spiced hibiscus liqueur. I make this as a jelly, too. As far as the Liqueur, We have been making an autumn Moscow Mule with it, and the other day I made a Mai Tai! Its yummy!  Yesssss.    If I can find the recipe, I want to make my grandmas Orange Slice Cake. Its a super yummy cake but a bit difficult to make as far as cutting up all the oranges. If you would like a mini cake IF I make it, lemme know!  I'm not a coconut fan but I do LOVE oranges and nuts.    I do molasses gingerbread cookies, as well as hot cocoa cookies, florentines and butterballs. Any of those sound good? OR homemade chocolate fudge? I can do peppermint, coffee or orange additions, with or without nuts. All of those sound good except the chocolate orange.    My favorite incense store is Good Earth Mercantile, any interest for an incense from them? I don't use incense, sorry!    Are you a cotton candy fan? Would anything from Chocolate Storybook interest you? I do not like cotton candy but I do love chocolate and caramels.    Body Scrubs from CarolinaOrganicsSC are AHHHHMAZING! Any interest? Ok I love literally everything here. I don't use a lot of bath bombs so probably just about anything else.    House of MetalWorks has super cute and dainty gold-filled stacking rings in my price range! If this interests you, include ring size! These ARE super cute but I don't wear rings (not even my wedding ring, lol).    What size do you typically wear in sweaters/sweatshirts? 
I'm really hourglass-y and this varies SO MUCH according to brand, cut, and material so I'm really hard to buy for. I have sweaters and sweatshirts in my closet in sizes from L to 2X. I've got a 48" chest and a 38" waist. If this is for pajamas/wearing around the house/general coziness I'd say go for a 2X. If this is meant to be fitted or worn in public I'm probably not the right recipient, thanks. 🙂   Several questionnaires mention joy in receiving homemade baked goods. What are your favorite holiday baked goods? Cookies, Cakes, Fudge? Other?  Cake is my least favorite. I love cookies, though I don't really eat sugar cookies (my husband will though, happily, if that's your specialty!). Fudge is always beloved in our house.   Are you into peanut butter cookies? If yes, would you enjoy them with creamy or crunchy PB? I cannot express how much I love peanut butter. All the peanut butter. Peanut butter is one of my favorite foods. Generally I'm a crunchy PB gal (the crunchier the better) but for cookies it doesn't matter.    I am thinking of making flavored sugar. What are flavors you would NOT enjoy out the following:  I would enjoy all of those flavors! I do make my own vanilla sugar so that would probably be better in a mixed flavor sugar, but I definitely wouldn't say no to it even on its own.    Would you like anything from Witch Baby Soap? (Make sure to check the Throwback Thursday section of the website; they bring back a few things every Thursday!) I love a rich creamy body scrub. I'm really intrigued by the Love body scrub with the apple puree but there are lots of things on there I'd like to try!    Pickety witch has the yule offerings up, including Yule Cat pins (black or white) and ornaments.  Which do you love most? Black cat, ornament!    IF YOU LIKE COFFEE --- Do you like any specific roast more than another? Light? Dark? Medium? Breakfast Blend? I'm a medium to light roast coffee drinker and do not drink dark roast (super taster, it's way too bitter). But my husband drinks dark roast, so regardless anything will be drunk!    House of Gloi Yule update: Rosy Cheeked is one of my favorite scents of ANYTHING in the whole world and I always use it up immediately when I get it, so straight up anything in that.    Teeturtle: No t-shirts please. I like the plushies though! The reversible Christmas tree octopus and the jack-o-lantern spider and mercat are all stupid cute.    Is anyone else here an Erin Morgenstern fan??  https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/711842/the-phantomwise-tarot-by-erin-morgenstern/ . Yes!    Anything from the Lunacy You are eyeballing?  Nothing particularly jumping out at me this time.    What kind of cat representations do you like?  Realistic?  Modern/abstract?  Cartoony? TBH I love all the cats. 

llamadolly

llamadolly

 

LC's YULE CAT

survey answers:   Are there any currently available BPAL scents that you would love a bottle of? > I would be most pleased to receive a decant or bottle of any of these: L’Heure Verte, Inez, The Illustrated Woman, 'Tis Strange, The Witch/Strega, Haitian Tobacco/Bay Leaves/Patchouli(sorry I am the worst, I have terrible impulse control, I think I'm buying this one), more stuff on my wishlist too.   Is there anything you're eyeing from Paintbox Soapworks' winter update? > yes! Joulupukki, Golden Orb or Schwarzwald sorbetto scrub samples would be awesome   Would you like anything from Cellar Door (they do soaps and candles)? > no thanks   Anything of interest from Luvmilk? (Milky Monday, their version of Black Friday, is on 11/7!) > no thanks   Crocheted Granny shawl. Yes or No? Preferred colors? (this one is pressing, I would need to start soon) > yes x100. any multicolored or grey?   BPal wax melts? I have TKO and Red Velvet Cake, Would bundle up a few for you to try of one, or both if you like. > a TKO wax melt would be amazing   Are you interested in boozy homemade fruitcake?  > OMG YES. Rum cakes are a holiday favorite, and fruitcake sounds good too.    How about booze itself, specifically, moonshine whiskey infused with spices and fruits?  > whiskey is my poison of choice, so perhaps a small sample   Brown sugar shortbread? "Plain" buttery or flavored? Favorites include lavender and chocolate orange, but I could definitely do a holiday spice or peppermint batch or two.  > yes to all!! if you can do them with dairy free butter (country crock makes good dairy free sticks that are easy to work with)
Interested in anything from Odins Daughter?  > no thanks   I make infused vodkas! The one I am most proud of right now is a spiced hibiscus liqueur. I make this as a jelly, too.  > trying to drink less lately, but a small portion of specially infused vodka would be neat to try. could also do the jelly.    If I can find the recipe, I want to make my grandmas Orange Slice Cake.  > I would love a mini cake but it might not be worth it to sub out the buttermilk   I do molasses gingerbread cookies, as well as  hot cocoa cookies, florentines and butterballs. Any of those sound good? OR homemade chocolate fudge? I can do peppermint, coffee or orange additions, with or without nuts. > yes please to cookies and fudges of all kinds if they can be dairy free   My favorite incense store is Good Earth Mercantile, any interest for an incense from them? > yes indeed, I put some different scent options in my etsy wishlist   Are you a cotton candy fan? Would anything from Chocolate Storybook interest you? > ohhh boy. the campfire classics or brunch set, or anything out of those sets would be amazing. also banana split, pickle, peppermint mocha   Body Scrubs from CarolinaOrganicsSC are AHHHHMAZING! Any interest? > you delightful troublemakers already got me into PBSW while I was trying to limit my consumerist tendencies! please no more!   House of MetalWorks has super cute and dainty gold-filled stacking rings in my price range! If this interests you, include ring size!  > not into stacking rings at present   Sweatshirt sizing > in original survey: M if unisex, L if womens   BAKED GOODS > Yesss baked goods! I'm kindof annoying to bake for bc I can't have anything that originates from a cow udder, but there are dairy free butter substitutes that are easy to work with. I love rum cake, pumpkin bread, gingerbread, ginger snaps, lavender anything, orange spice anything, chocolate mint anything. I'm not super into fudge, but it would still be a treat to try some for the holidays. Really if you have a recipe that you love, I would love to try it.   PBQ > this was my Q, I like crunchy pb and the cookies are good either way.   I am thinking of making flavored sugar. What are flavors you would NOT enjoy out the following > I would not not enjoy any of those, they all sound great!   Would you like anything from Witch Baby Soap? (Make sure to check the Throwback Thursday section of the website; they bring back a few things every Thursday!) > no thank you witch baby   Pickety witch has the yule offerings up, including Yule Cat pins (black or white) and ornaments.  Which do you love most? > I am not super into this style of pin, and have nowhere to hang ornaments, so while I appreciate these gorgeous gorgeous girls, I'm not interested at present.   COFFEE > yes hello I like to coffee. lately I really like instant espresso (shush) but when I do real coffee I like a lighter roast.    Haus of Gloi's Yule is up, fancy anything? > nein danke   Teeturtle has some adorable designs and their t-shirts often go on sale. Any designs that appeal? > nyet   Is anyone else here an Erin Morgenstern fan??  > this is cool but not my thing   Anything from the Lunacy You are eyeballing?  > I am going to snatch up some stuff for myself, but if you wanted to get me Three Pairs of Shoes it would almost be like getting me something to wear for Yule Cat protection, oh ho!   What kind of cat representations do you like?  Realistic?  Modern/abstract?  Cartoony?  > well this is an unexpectedly difficult question. I like realistic and modern/abstract. and I'm sure each of those has a range of interpretations, but in my head I am stuck on the fact that there are so very many cartoon styles! generally speaking I don't think I'm into cartoony cats, but I'm sure there are some that are great? I feel quite conflicted. also I have not narrowed anything down with my response, lol. yw!

LavenderCoffee

LavenderCoffee

Krampusnacht Answers

I leave for a ten-day trip to Paris and London in one week's time and I'd love to bring back a goody or two if my Naughty/Nice Puss has any requests! Paris:  Mariage Frères or Damman Frères tea, always.  I have a huge list on my amazon beverages universal wishlist from their websites.  I love black tea the most; smoky, lavender, rose, vanilla, butterscotch, anise, chai, cinnamon.  Lately I've been liking fruit teas as well.  (I'm not a super huge fan of bergamot / earl grey type teas although I will drink them occasionally; they're just not my fav.)    Any kind of cool soap, perfume, body products, candles, matchbooks (do places still even do matchbooks?), lavender, fancy chocolates/caramels/chocolate covered seafoam.  (I have a list of the kind of truffles and chocolate I favor on my snacks amazon list.)  OH!  I'd love some blackcurrant, rose, anise, violet and maybe orange blossom pastilles from France -- the Abbaye de Flavigny.  And there are all kinds of little candies and interesting treats from Europe that I would be interested in, just for fun.   And Outremer (formerly L'Aromarine) eau de toilette sprays!  Especially Vanilla and Cola.  And maybe Rose and/or Lavender if you can smell it and make sure it's a good one.  (just small bottles are fine!!)   London:   Again with any kind of fancy tea.  I love Bird & Blend!  (again, I have a huge list from their website on my amazon beverages universal wishlist.)   I don't think Future Primitive has a brick & mortar but I'd love their Ghost Smoke and/or Campfire Marshmallow whipped soap or body cream.  fancy chocolates/caramels/chocolate covered seafoam.  (I have a list of the kind of truffles and chocolate I favor on my snacks amazon list.)  Bonfire toffee!   Clotted cream fudge!  (or some kind of delicious clotted cream in a jar?)   Anything Red Dwarf.     and of course if you find good Krampus or Christmas Market type stuff (probably too early), I'm down!!   Marzipan??  
are you interested in an advent calendar?  What kind?  (Dog cookie, tea, chocolate, etc.) I love advent calendars, I am a weirdo!  I love the ones for dogs - maybe Trader Joes will have theirs out soon!, snobby tea like from bird & blend (too spendy for this swap I'm sure), Divine chocolate, Lindt chocolate.     Officially asking for your krampus preference, naughty children!  I do prefer cuter Krampus and Krampuss.  And Vintage Krampus.   I hand-make light-weight hair falls, the kind that is NOT meant to look real, but more like doll (or Dolly) hair. I use stuff like recycled silk, ribbon yarn and the like to keep them extremely light-weight and pretty. Is this something you would like? If so, tell me your color preferences (the more options, the better!) plus any allergies I should know about (wool, alpaca, silk etc), and length. Someday!  When I am able to go places again!   Would you like a super ugly "Christmas" sweater with krampus all over it??   I do have some "ugly christmas" sweatshirts on my wishlist but mostly just black and red.  Not super ugly please.    My favorite one I have right now is a Robert Smith "ugly christmas" sweatshirt.     Is there anything you particularly have your fingers crossed for on your wishlist? I have a Krampus wishlist on etsy, a Krampus wishlist on Amazon, etc. for your browsing amusement.   I'd really kind of like one of the self inking rubber stamps to motivate myself to send out holiday cards!   I adore the Krampuss from Clockwork Art and the Mocking Krampus from Ryta's Art (both on etsy wishlist.)   I've tried the Coalition tea and it's good, wouldn't say no to more than a sample.  But you don't have to get things from my wishlist -- they're just to show you the kind of things I like.  If you see other things you'd think I'd like, I'm all for it!!   (I like crocheted amigurumi and knitted mitts/shawlettes/really long double cowls.)        are you hoping for more perfumes or more non-smelly goodies? I don't really need more perfume so it's totally up to my sender!    But I would especially love some of the items from my NAVA wishlist!  Their 10ml are being discontinued at the end of the year and I'm fretting about some of them.   dear Victim, are you in need of a squishable krampus? (or other squishable?) YES, YES I DO.  And undead unicorn, and gargoyle, and bat.  In that order.   Anything from Penzy's to show you praise or to punish your wicked tongue? Always.  I have penzey's stuff on one of my amazon lists.   Do you like homemade fudge if it is Krampus'ed up?  Heck yeah!  (I am weird about texture though, so I don't like crunchy things in my fudge and I hate walnuts, just fyi.)   would you like a piece of Krampus themed art? Either watercolor, resin, polymer clay, or wire wrap?  YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS  ALL OF THE ABOVE   I'm probably going to place an order for October 33rd once I get paid next week. Are there any BPALs (recently released or otherwise) that you would love to get on St. Nicholas Day? I could always use a Snake Oil to put aside for aging.    Dreams Shape the World You Get What Anybody Gets - You Get a Lifetime The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat anything from my wishlist really.     Is there anything you'd be interested in from Loreworks? (Please note, the body wash is marketed as body wash/bubble bath, but it DOES contain SLS for those who avoid it.) Those are hilarious! 
  lets see, scents:  snape, dead but delicious, Zoltar, dr. Blights bubonic, cellar door, trick or treat yo self, Sally's song (whipped soap), this is Halloween (dusting powder)   mists, powder, whipped soap, shea cream   dear victim, are you interested in a microwaveable bowl cozy? I have lots but I could always use cool Krampus fabric (I get mine at spoonflower, the cheapest cotton is fine - there is a sale right now!)   Dearest Victim, might you be a fan of the glorious old punk band, the Damned? I'm seeing them perform on Friday, so there might be things like tour t-shirts or stickers available- would any of this be of interest to you? (if not, no worries, I can worship them enough for the both of us!  ) I'm good.   Dear *ahem* Victim *snicker* ... Would you enjoy a 2023 wall calendar? I *do* need a wall calendar.  Anything goes.  I love snarky, friesians, pitbulls...    Victim, is there anything you would like from the Zeep holiday collection releasing on November 1st?  (see this post) oooh.    I like Whipped Soap, Sugar Scrub, Sugar whip, Bath Truffles, and body spray.  The scents that stand out to me are Santa Baby (body care), White Christmas (bath truffles), and for wax maybe Abominable Snowman, Christmas Eve, Christmas Past, Christmas Tree Cakes, Santa Baby, White Christmas, Winter Fest, and Yuletide Carols.  (so basically vanilla, marshmallows, trees, and orange/clove, lol!)   Are you interested in boozy homemade fruitcake? it depends on the fruit and booze used.  I love the cherry almond marzipan one with amaretto.  But I don't like the weird glacé cherries and store bought fruitcake types.   How about booze itself, specifically, moonshine whiskey infused with spices and fruits? yes!   Brown sugar shortbread? "Plain" buttery or flavored? Favorites include lavender and chocolate orange, but I could definitely do a holiday spice or peppermint batch or two. mmmm shortbread.  I love chocolate shortbread, I bet chocolate orange clove would be delicious.   I want to make altered altoid tins for Christmas.  Would you like one?  Krampus Krampus Krampus Krampus (or Yule Cat!)   What kind of homemade cookies do you like? I like chewy sugar cookies with buttercream frosting, soft gingerbread cookies, pumpkin gingerbread type bread (I guess that's not really cookies), molasses, shortbread.   Are you interested in having any freshly dried apple crips?   (Golden Delicious and Fuji -- sliced, dried apples with nothing added.) Yes, but I have them!      Is there anything you're eyeing from Paintbox Soapworks' winter update? I love Streusel, Sorbetto, and wax melts.   The scents I'm interested in are Joulupukki and Schwarzwald.  Maybe Golden Orb.  I am still really wanting some Moonshadow as well but that wasn't part of the yule drop I don't think.  I have a wishlist pertaining to PBSW in my "Wishlist and Circular Swap Help" that is in my signature.   Haus of Gloi just dropped their Yule update- like what you see? https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/yule?page=1 (NO pumpkin butter, perfume, soap, hair oil, etc.)   Body Powder - long winter's nap?   not sure about the flannel/cashmere/oatmeal but I like vanilla/tonka/lavender.   Butterbombs - Marshmallow World!!!!!  or Boughs of Holly.   Yule refresher sprays, wax melts, candles, whipped soap, sugar exfoliant, or bubbling scrubs: Turkish Delight!!!!, Snow Wolf, Nefarious Gingerbread Man, Tannenbaum, Three Treasures, His Sweater.  (Not a fan of foodie, floral, or peppermint.)   I make infused vodkas! The one I am most proud of right now is a spiced hibiscus liqueur. I make this as a jelly, too. As far as the Liqueur, We have been making an autumn Moscow Mule with it, and the other day I made a Mai Tai! Its yummy!  I already have both the hibiscus liqueur and jelly from MsASofgg!   Would take any other infused vodkas!   If I can find the recipe, I want to make my grandmas Orange Slice Cake. Its a super yummy cake but a bit difficult to make as far as cutting up all the oranges. If you would like a mini cake IF I make it, lemme know!  Maybe without coconut if that's possible?  I don't love coconut unless it's toasted and sprinkled LIGHTLY on top of a dessert.  (although I like coconut milk in recipes and cooking with coconut oil?)                

twilighteyes

twilighteyes

 

Yule Cat Answers

Post-Update: Forum Issues Read m Yule Cat Are there any currently available BPAL scents that you would love a bottle of? Fir needle, Ivy Leaves, Moss and Patchouli, Teenagering, Lightening Strikes Cinema, Enchanted Cellar with Animals, Nocturnal witches scene.   Is there anything you're eyeing from Paintbox Soapworks' winter update? Golden Orb perfume or sorbetto, Sugar on Snow Sorbetto   Would you like anything from Cellar Door (they do soaps and candles)? No thanks   Anything of interest from Luvmilk? (Milky Monday, their version of Black Friday, is on 11/7!)  I have never tried them. Maybe Timid Kitten Milk Bath, Divine Beast Milk Bath   Crocheted Granny shawl. Yes or No? Preferred colors? (this one is pressing, I would need to start soon) Yes that would be lovely.  Colors?  Deep greens, grey, black   BPal wax melts? I have TKO and Red Velvet Cake, Would bundle up a few for you to try of one, or both if you like.  I'd love to try TKO Microwave bowl cozy?  Yes I could use that at work.   Are you interested in boozy homemade fruitcake?  Normally I would say yes, but I am doing Keto right now and would be too tempted.   How about booze itself, specifically, moonshine whiskey infused with spices and fruits?  I don't really drink.       Brown sugar shortbread? "Plain" buttery or flavored? Favorites include lavender and chocolate orange, but I could definitely do a holiday spice or peppermint batch or two.   Same keto response LOL
Interested in anything from Odins Daughter?  No thanks   My favorite incense store is Good Earth Mercantile, any interest for an incense from them? I didn't see anything that jumped out at me.   Are you a cotton candy fan? Would anything from Chocolate Storybook interest you? No, thanks.  I'm not allowed sugar right now otherwise I would be all over it!   Body Scrubs from CarolinaOrganicsSC are AHHHHMAZING! Any interest?  Yes, I favorited a few things and they are now on my etsy favorites.   House of MetalWorks has super cute and dainty gold-filled stacking rings in my price range! If this interests you, include ring size!  Favorited something on my etsy favorites.  I think my ring size is a 9 due to my big arthritic knuckles.   What size do you typically wear in sweaters/sweatshirts? 
S = 4 
M = 6 
L = 8/10
XL = 12  1XL - 14/16 
2XL - 18/20 
3XL - 22
4XL - 24  Depending on how the sizing runs I am a L or XL.  If things are true to size L, if they run small XL because I like a baggy fit. Several questionnaires mention joy in receiving homemade baked goods. What are your favorite holiday baked goods? Cookies, Cakes, Fudge? Other?   Oh dear, still the keto diet.  I can do dark chocolate on its own if it is nearly 100%, there is actually one that I have had that is 100% cacao and no sugar.  I would never ask my match to attempt a keto cookie or anything unless they want to.  I do have some mixes from Lakanto on my Amazon wishlist that are Keto and made with monkfruit.  I could do the assembly, lol.   Are you into peanut butter cookies? If yes, would you enjoy them with creamy or crunchy PB?  Oh goodness, this diet is a lot of trouble during a swap!  See above answer.   Nother Question: I am thinking of making flavored sugar. What are flavors you would NOT enjoy out the following: No sugar for me thanks.   Lavender Rose Lemon Orange Vanilla Thyme Ginger Spice   Coffee?  Yes, dark roast preferred.     Haus of Gloi's Yule is up, fancy anything? Longwinter's Nap powder   Teeturtle has some adorable designs and their t-shirts often go on sale. Any designs that appeal?    Is anyone else here an Erin Morgenstern fan??  https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/711842/the-phantomwise-tarot-by-erin-morgenstern/        No thank you.   Anything from the Lunacy You are eyeballing?  https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-tag/late-october-2022/?fbclid=IwAR3OzugxYK-rNtwgJBFwUfRSp_jneUcOmEgAfwRdgC_dlM0tRESwX244rqM.  No thank you.  Nothing strikes me.  

lorizav

lorizav

Yule Cat Questions

Updated 11/19/22  9pm   Are there any currently available BPAL scents that you would love a bottle of? There's nothing in particular I'm eyeing that I won't order for myself.    Is there anything you're eyeing from Paintbox Soapworks' winter update? Joulupukki, Orange and Yellow, Poinsetta, Schwarzwald, and The Golden Orb all sound interesting should a sample sorbetto or soap fall its way into your cart.   Would you like anything from Cellar Door (they do soaps and candles)? The actual Krampus Nacht doesn't sound like it's up my alley, but Bad Santa, Christmas Morning, Holiday Nights, Snowy Morning, Sun of a Nutcracker all sound good - the soap ends would be fun.   Anything of interest from Luvmilk? (Milky Monday, their version of Black Friday, is on 11/7!) The lip balms look amazing. Baby Bat, Lofty Castle, Midnight Snack, Mother Bee, The Golden Market, and Wedding Day all look up my alley - maybe as a lotion or body wash?   Crocheted Granny shawl. Yes or No? Preferred colors? (this one is pressing, I would need to start soon) Yes please! I love rainbow, jewel tones, black and gray.   BPal wax melts? I have TKO and Red Velvet Cake, Would bundle up a few for you to try of one, or both if you like No thank you. I don't do wax melts.    Wouldst thou like a microwaveable bowl cozy? I think I maybe would.   Are you interested in boozy homemade fruitcake? I am interested in all of your possible varieties of homemade fruitcake.   How about booze itself, specifically, moonshine whiskey infused with spices and fruits? I am interested in all of your possible booze varieties (short of, like dill or asparagus flavor), but all of your whiskies, liquors, etc may come live with me.    Brown sugar shortbread? "Plain" buttery or flavored? Favorites include lavender and chocolate orange, but I could definitely do a holiday spice or peppermint batch or two. I would love something festive for sure.    Interested in anything from Odins Daughter? Mead Hall sounds gorgeous.   My favorite incense store is Good Earth Mercantile, any interest for an incense from them? Please no incense, I beg of you.    Are you a cotton candy fan? Would anything from Chocolate Storybook interest you?  All of these look amazing - I'd love to try unusual cotton candy flavors.   Body Scrubs from CarolinaOrganicsSC are AHHHHMAZING! Any interest? I am always up for a foaming scrub.   House of MetalWorks has super cute and dainty gold-filled stacking rings in my price range! If this interests you, include ring size! These are probably not my thing.    What size do you typically wear in sweaters/sweatshirts? 
1XL - 14/16 
  Several questionnaires mention joy in receiving homemade baked goods. What are your favorite holiday baked goods? Cookies, Cakes, Fudge? Other?  Yes! I love them all. Sorry, I know that's not that helpful. LOL   Are you into peanut butter cookies? If yes, would you enjoy them with creamy or crunchy PB? I do like them. I don't eat them enough to have a PB preference.    I am thinking of making flavored sugar. What are flavors you would NOT enjoy out the following:  I would love any of these!   Would you like anything from Witch Baby Soap? (Make sure to check the Throwback Thursday section of the website; they bring back a few things every Thursday!) Oh wow, the Yule Father hand salve would have been amazing. The scrub could be interesting. The Cakes and Ale body butter sounds fab as well.    Pickety witch has the yule offerings up, including Yule Cat pins (black or white) and ornaments.  Which do you love most? Both of the ornaments look fab. I'm not really a pin person.    IF YOU LIKE COFFEE --- Do you like any specific roast more than another? Light? Dark? Medium? Breakfast Blend? Dark and whole bean (or flavored and ground)..    Haus of Gloi's Yule is up, fancy anything? Mama's Porridge and Winter Divinity in soap, bubbling scrub, and/or body butter.   Teeturtle has some adorable designs and their t-shirts often go on sale. Any designs that appeal? I love the Muppets Christmas Carol shirt. Generally I enjoy their geeky designes in my fandoms. I like an XL Womens'.   Is anyone else here an Erin Morgenstern fan??  https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/711842/the-phantomwise-tarot-by-erin-morgenstern/ No thanks.   Anything from the Lunacy You are eyeballing?  https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-tag/late-october-2022/?fbclid=IwAR3OzugxYK-rNtwgJBFwUfRSp_jneUcOmEgAfwRdgC_dlM0tRESwX244rqM I am hoping to update my wishlist this weekend. Sorry I've been neglectful.       

Em-

Em-

Additional Yule Cat Questions / Answers

Are there any currently available BPAL scents that you would love a bottle of?
I missed Moon When the Cherries Turn Black, and am open to anything new release.     Is there anything you're eyeing from Paintbox Soapworks' winter update? Scrubs or the Streusel. I don't use wax melts or lotion and  prefer other soap bars. 
  Would you like anything from Cellar Door (they do soaps and candles)?
No thank you. Unfortunately, am not a fan of their bar soap. Prefer hard milled soaps that don't melt down into soup....   Anything of interest from Luvmilk? (Milky Monday, their version of Black Friday, is on 11/7!) The Moon Milk - Milk Bath looks yummy. Any of the milk baths look interesting. 
  Crocheted Granny shawl. Yes or No? Preferred colors? (this one is pressing, I would need to start soon)
Yes, if I could use it like a hood and is dark like Yule Cat against the starry sky. Maybe more goth and less "granny" please.    BPal wax melts? I have TKO and Red Velvet Cake, Would bundle up a few for you to try of one, or both if you like
NO, please, I absolutely do not like wax melts. I used to have drawers full and they make me physically ill.  I need a flame with my wax to burn away some of the fragrance. I LOVE incense, linen spray and candles however. 
  Are you interested in boozy homemade fruitcake?  If it can be glutenfree    How about booze itself, specifically, moonshine whiskey infused with spices and fruits?  Yes but I prefer boozy things on the sweet side   Brown sugar shortbread? "Plain" buttery or flavored? Favorites include lavender and chocolate orange, but I could definitely do a holiday spice or peppermint batch or two.  Yes, if see above. I can always give it to my husband if I can't have it. 
Interested in anything from Odins Daughter?  What a beautiful website! This is new to me but the candles and the divination tools look lovely.      And tacking on to this question for others in reference to Em, I make infused vodkas! The one I am most proud of right now is a spiced hibiscus liqueur. I make this as a jelly, too. As far as the Liqueur, We have been making an autumn Moscow Mule with it, and the other day I made a Mai Tai! Its yummy! Yes, absolutely would love this.      If I can find the recipe, I want to make my grandmas Orange Slice Cake. Its a super yummy cake but a bit difficult to make as far as cutting up all the oranges. If you would like a mini cake IF I make it, lemme know! The ingredients are as follows: Yes, I think I can have this since no flour? 
dates
orange slices candy
coconut
buttermilk
pecans
orange juice   Wouldst thou like a microwaveable bowl cozy?
Well, I have never owned a microwave??? and have never used one to hold a hot bowl, but might be a new novelty so I stop burning my tips. 

  My favorite incense store is Good Earth Mercantile, any interest for an incense from them?
Everything looks so good, this shop is new to me. Probably anything except the rose of Jericho. I already have several.    Are you a cotton candy fan? Would anything from Chocolate Storybook interest you? NOM those look so YUMS. Probably anything like the pink vanilla, wedding cake, blue raspberry, or frosted donut
    Body Scrubs from CarolinaOrganicsSC are AHHHHMAZING! Any interest?
The oatmeal milk and honey one is right up my bubbled alley    House of MetalWorks has super cute and dainty gold-filled stacking rings in my price range! If this interests you, include ring size! No thank you. I've tried these thin, stackable type rings before and they get bent so easily.    Several questionnaires mention joy in receiving homemade baked goods. What are your favorite holiday baked goods? Cookies, Cakes, Fudge? Other? 
I have big love for toffee, fudge and candied pecans.      Related question: I'm super into this peanut butter cookie recipe that happens to be gluten free and can easily be vegan. I assume if you are allergic to nuts that will be very clear on your survey, but beyond that: Are you into peanut butter cookies? If yes, would you enjoy them with creamy or crunchy PB?  Oh gosh, I completely forgot to mention this on my main questionnaire, but I cannot do anything with peanuts. They burn my stomach so very badly and make me feel sick. I'm probably allergic but haven't been officially tested. I sub them with cashews if that works for you. If you do not read this far I totally understand if I get peanuts. Will pass them along to someone else in the house. No biggie. 
  I've had a dumpster fire hella previous week and couldn't even come back here.   I am thinking of making flavored sugar. What are flavors you would NOT enjoy out the following:   Lavender Rose Lemon Orange Vanilla Thyme Ginger Spice     Would you like anything from Witch Baby Soap? (Make sure to check the Throwback Thursday section of the website; they bring back a few things every Thursday!) Witch Baby stuff is super cute. I would be happy with anything.    Pickety witch has the yule offerings up, including Yule Cat pins (black or white) and ornaments.  Which do you love most?  I'd like a pin any colour   IF YOU LIKE COFFEE --- Do you like any specific roast more than another? Light? Dark? Medium? Breakfast Blend? Please, no coffee, I can't do it.    Haus of Gloi's Yule is up, fancy anything?
Sorry, not a fan without Brit   Teeturtle has some adorable designs and their t-shirts often go on sale. Any designs that appeal? Not really my style. 
  Is anyone else here an Erin Morgenstern fan??  https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/711842/the-phantomwise-tarot-by-erin-morgenstern/
I haven't read her new one yet but the first one was pretty good.    Anything from the Lunacy You are eyeballing?  https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-tag/late-october-2022/?fbclid=IwAR3OzugxYK-rNtwgJBFwUfRSp_jneUcOmEgAfwRdgC_dlM0tRESwX244rqM
Yes, I will always take my beloved BPAL in any shape or form. FYI I am old school BPAL collector since 2003. 

Jenjin

Jenjin

 

Yule Cat Answers

Are there any currently available BPAL scents that you would love a bottle of?   Alisz if ordering from lab. Oops, i bought second hand   Is there anything you're eyeing from Paintbox Soapworks' winter update?   Struggling with dermatitis right now and having to opt out of bath products except I am trying to use luvmilk (or other brands) bath salts or soaks as I dont rub those directly in skin. Would you like anything from Cellar Door (they do soaps and candles)?   Anything of interest from Luvmilk? (Milky Monday, their version of Black Friday, is on 11/7!)   no dyes for these in salts or milk baths:  Lofty Castle, Star Circus, Wedding Day   Crocheted Granny shawl. Yes or No? Preferred colors? (this one is pressing, I would need to start soon)   Well, this was my question so I am the one making these. But If you are the one who likes to crochet, mermaid colors please.     BPal wax melts? I have TKO and Red Velvet Cake, Would bundle up a few for you to try of one, or both if you like.   My questions! But i do love me some foodie wax melts, and also my husband likes foodie mints   Are you interested in boozy homemade fruitcake?    Boozy cake yea, fruitcake no (i dislike the citron and green bits)   How about booze itself, specifically, moonshine whiskey infused with spices and fruits?    Very much yes and please include a handwritten drink recipe you use it in for sentimental purposes?   Brown sugar shortbread? "Plain" buttery or flavored? Favorites include lavender and chocolate orange, but..   OMG, lavender brown sugar? Holy cow yessssss..    My favorite incense store is Good Earth Mercantile, any interest for an incense from them?   I am an incense newb, but would try.   Are you a cotton candy fan? Would anything from Chocolate Storybook interest you?   nom. any.   Body Scrubs from CarolinaOrganicsSC are AHHHHMAZING! Any interest?   I believe you! I love body scrubs and sucar sceubs and I am on a hiatus until o get a skin condition cleared (and feel sad)   House of MetalWorks has super cute and dainty gold-filled stacking rings in my price range! If this interests you, include ring size!   Oh, I have a metal allergy. Boo.   What size do you typically wear in sweaters/sweatshirts? 
S = 4 
M = 6    I sometimes like cozy oversized, that would be the medium.    Several questionnaires mention joy in receiving homemade baked goods. What are your favorite holiday baked goods? Cookies, Cakes, Fudge? Other?    I love Maple Fudge! I love boozy rum cakes, rum balls, crispy cookies (not chocolate chip, peanut butter). generally i hate peanut butter in anything desert, btw. I love homemade hard candies, too! And from scratch cakes, but not anything from a cake mix… I taste the cake mix unless its got rum in it. 😂     Are you into peanut butter cookies? If yes, would you enjoy them with creamy or crunchy PB?   No… peanut butter us not something I enjoy in deserts.    Nother Question: I am thinking of making flavored sugar. What are flavors you would NOT enjoy out the following:   Lavender Rose Lemon Orange Vanilla Thyme Ginger Spice   I may even combine some of those!   I would bot nope any of them, but need to know how to use the Thyme Sugar!    Would you like anything from Witch Baby Soap? (Make sure to check the Throwback Thursday section of the website; they bring back a few things every Thursday!)   UGH! I think a bath bomb in Sparkling Snow would not flare my current dermatitis predicament.   NEW QUESTION   Pickety witch has the yule offerings up, including Yule Cat pins (black or white) and ornaments.  Which do you love most?   THAT WHITE CAT PIN. YOU BEST POKE ME CAUSE I MIGHT GET PANICY AND SNAG FOR MYSELF.   
 

Yule Cat

Are there any currently available BPAL scents that you would love a bottle of?   Is there anything you're eyeing from Paintbox Soapworks' winter update?   Would you like anything from Cellar Door (they do soaps and candles)?   Anything of interest from Luvmilk? (Milky Monday, their version of Black Friday, is on 11/7!)   Crocheted Granny shawl. Yes or No? Preferred colors? (this one is pressing, I would need to start soon)   BPal wax melts? I have TKO and Red Velvet Cake, Would bundle up a few for you to try of one, or both if you like.   Are you interested in boozy homemade fruitcake?    How about booze itself, specifically, moonshine whiskey infused with spices and fruits?    Brown sugar shortbread? "Plain" buttery or flavored? Favorites include lavender and chocolate orange, but I could definitely do a holiday spice or peppermint batch or two. 
Interested in anything from Odins Daughter?    My favorite incense store is Good Earth Mercantile, any interest for an incense from them?   Are you a cotton candy fan? Would anything from Chocolate Storybook interest you?   Body Scrubs from CarolinaOrganicsSC are AHHHHMAZING! Any interest?   House of MetalWorks has super cute and dainty gold-filled stacking rings in my price range! If this interests you, include ring size!   What size do you typically wear in sweaters/sweatshirts? 
S = 4 
M = 6 
L = 8/10
XL = 12  1XL - 14/16 
2XL - 18/20 
3XL - 22
4XL - 24    Several questionnaires mention joy in receiving homemade baked goods. What are your favorite holiday baked goods? Cookies, Cakes, Fudge? Other?    Are you into peanut butter cookies? If yes, would you enjoy them with creamy or crunchy PB?   Nother Question: I am thinking of making flavored sugar. What are flavors you would NOT enjoy out the following:   Lavender Rose Lemon Orange Vanilla Thyme Ginger Spice   I may even combine some of those!   Would you like anything from Witch Baby Soap? (Make sure to check the Throwback Thursday section of the website; they bring back a few things every Thursday!)   NEW QUESTION   Pickety witch has the yule offerings up, including Yule Cat pins (black or white) and ornaments.  Which do you love most?   IF YOU LIKE COFFEE --- Do you like any specific roast more than another? Light? Dark? Medium? Breakfast Blend?   Haus of Gloi's Yule is up, fancy anything?   Teeturtle has some adorable designs and their t-shirts often go on sale. Any designs that appeal?   Is anyone else here an Erin Morgenstern fan??  https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/711842/the-phantomwise-tarot-by-erin-morgenstern/   Anything from the Lunacy You are eyeballing?  https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-tag/late-october-2022/?fbclid=IwAR3OzugxYK-rNtwgJBFwUfRSp_jneUcOmEgAfwRdgC_dlM0tRESwX244rqM   What kind of cat representations do you like?  Realistic?  Modern/abstract?  Cartoony?      Cellar Door Bath Supply just sent out their black friday promo - wondering what looks good, if anything, to my Yule kitten    

Wolfenoot 2022 Answers

Would you like me to attempt a small painting of your fur baby or to honor a former fur baby?  If so, can you provide a reference photo you like? YESSSSS  I will have to think about reference photo.   I actually splurged and ordered some Liliths and Weenies.  Are there any decants you're interested in that you didn't order? I think I ordered most of what I wanted!  But anything I didn't order is fair game!  (You can see what I ordered in the CNS thread.)   If you're up for knits or crochet, would you prefer washclothes, headbands, wrist cuffs, fingerless mitts, hats, or a shawlette (wear like scarf except not as long so can't wrap around your neck more than 1-2x.)  I could probably find a bunch of the above with moon motifs or for dogs/sneks/birbs/cats to wear.    (I made a wolfenoot bundle of patterns, will keep adding as I find cute things.)  (sneks are here-> https://www.ravelry.com/bundles/snek-hats) I would love sooo many things!  I totally think Zuul and Bailey need unicorn snoods.     I'm getting more confident in my embroidery and I'm ready to try my hand at embroidery on clothing. Would you be interested in a hand embroidered scarf? I'd love embroidery on a hankie or something to hang on the wall!!   are you interested in an advent calendar?  What kind?  (Dog cookie, tea, chocolate, etc.) yesssss I love dog cookie ones (but I'll probably grab one from Trader Joes if they come out and I see one), Divine chocolate, Lindt chocolate, TEA (I'm thinking David's Tea and Bird & Blend or some fancy tea, so probably too spend for this swap.)   If I were to send a toy from one of my favorite critter toy sources, would you have any preferences? (squeaky/not, plush, chewy, etc.) The dogs LOVE those latex (multipet globlet -- would try any of the latex ones from multipet) piggies (I have some on my amazon list ... and their big one got run over by the truck the other day when we were taking straw bales out to the pig/goat barn -- it make a HUGE pop and blew stuffing out.  Oops.)   Flat tough squeak, flat tough crinkle.   The accordian pig one looks fun but I have no idea what it's durability is.  The multipet are actually pretty durable.     Little Wolfies - Arcana has dropped Hallowitch stuff and a 15% off deal. Shout out if you see anything you'd love! I would totally try Wolfling and Witches watch Sci-Fi Movies.   What are your favorite shops to buy fun things (treats, toys, clothes, whatever) for your fuzzy friends? Mud Bay in Seattle area and surrounds are my favorite place for treats because 1) bulk 2) reasonably priced.  Unfortunately I only get over to that side usually once or twice a year so when I go, I have to stock way up and then keep the treats in sealed containers and hope they don't lose their freshness.  Right now we also have some dehydrated liver treats (the dogs LOVE love love LOVE these) and some seasonal treats from Trader Joes (maple bacon pumpkin or something crazy.)   Sometimes I get the liver on chewy, sometimes on amazon, just depends on where I can get the best deal.    I really like BarkBox but I can't afford it since no income, but every once in a while I'll just get ONE box for them if there is a good special.   I also used to hit up "Earth Pet" and "All the Best" in Seatown.  There are a couple of places here that are cute but they seem really expensive to me, so .. yeah, mostly google for what I want and go with best price.  Although Winco did have some super cute dog "costumes"  -- I totally want the FBI coat that they have for Miss Bailey of the Super Snoof.  She should totally be a working hound doing nosework and drug sniffing or something, she gets bored easily and then gets into trouble.  Waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too smart for her own good.  (Zuul is smart but is content to just snuggle and cling to me most of the time like a good velvet hippo.)   Favorite tea brands and flavors?  This is in my questionnaire and on the bottom of my SW Help / Wishlist and also on my Amazon Beverages wishlist.     Would you want a watercolor of your pet? NO promises that it will be amazing- just wanted to ask in case you prefer a different pic for watercolor vs pain Of course!!  I still haven't looked at fav photos tho.  I suck.   Dear wolfeloot, are you interested in a microwaveable bowl cozy? I have lots but I can always use cute moon fabric!  Black with white moons, or blue/purple batik with white moons would be awesome.  (no gold or yellow please.)   Dear 'loot -- would you like a 2023 wall calendar (or other type?)   What kind? Yes, I could use a wall calendar!!  I love all kinds!  I had a Lisa Frank one last year and I love snarky, pitbulls, friesians, whatever.  No animals pooping though please, kthx.   Are you interested in having any freshly dried apple crips?   (Golden Delicious and Fuji -- sliced, dried apples with nothing added.) I already have them, nom!   how culinarily adventurous would you say you are???? I love ethnic foods but I don't want to eat brains or bugs or whatever.  (also I am pretty picky about organic, non-gmo, no synthetic food color, etc.  I prefer my meat to be humanely raised.)          

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Wolfenoot

Would you like me to attempt a small painting of your fur baby or to honor a former fur baby?  Sure!  I have a little felted replica of my Kali that I cherish made by another BPALista, but nothing of Larus.  I will find a photo and come back to link it here.   If you have cats, would you like some organic catnip harvested from my property and dried in our dehydrator?  I grow it.   I actually splurged and ordered some Liliths and Weenies.  Are there any decants you're interested in that you didn't order?   Are you interested in having a bag from our shop?  (twinklentwilight.etsy.com) These bags are fabulous, I have I think 4 of theirs now, two project bags, a small zipper bag and one of the handle loopy ones and I love them all. Do I need more bags, probably not, do I use and love them, definitely.   If you're up for knits or crochet, would you prefer washclothes, headbands, wrist cuffs, fingerless mitts, hats, or a shawlette (wear like scarf except not as long so can't wrap around your neck more than 1-2x.)  I could probably find a bunch of the above with moon motifs or for dogs/sneks/birbs/cats to wear.    (I made a wolfenoot bundle of patterns, will keep adding as I find cute things.)  (sneks are here-> https://www.ravelry.com/bundles/snek-hats)  Of the examples, fingerless mitts, washcloths, shawlettes are the most-used.  I adore handcrafted stuff, and as a crocheter myself I appreciate the effort that goes into such things.   I'm getting more confident in my embroidery and I'm ready to try my hand at embroidery on clothing. Would you be interested in a hand embroidered scarf? That sounds so cool!   are you interested in an advent calendar?  What kind?  (Dog cookie, tea, chocolate, etc.)  (here's a list at World Market for your amusement.) I think they're great fun. Teas, little chocolates...the chocolate ones used to be like the biggest deal when we were little, so it's great nostalgia.   If I were to send a toy from one of my favorite critter toy sources, would you have any preferences? (squeaky/not, plush, chewy, etc.) Bandit actually used to chase around a kong sometimes, so something like that that she can throw around and take out her aggression on maybe?  I know birds are weird.   Little Wolfies - Arcana has dropped Hallowitch stuff and a 15% off deal. Shout out if you see anything you'd love!  Alas, there are generally too many foodie notes there, which hate me.   What are your favorite shops to buy fun things (treats, toys, clothes, whatever) for your fuzzy friends?  Bandit's favorite stuff is corks, slices of 2x4, and cardboard rolls and boxes (she's a destructive little beastie), so mostly this is a moot question.   wolfeloot, are you interested in a good karma squishable snow wolf?  (or other squishable?)  that is so stinkin' cute, and yes, I'm still a sucker for stuffed animals   Favorite tea brands and flavors? I'm open to whatever *except* no rooibos, licorice root, stevia, or anything that artificially sweetens. I drink mostly black, flavored black, and herbal, but I like green tea as well.  I get a lot of loose tea from Happy Lucky's because they're local to me, and we also drink a lot of Red Rose for the need-a-cup-of-tea-but-don't-want-to-think-too-hard, so needless to say I'm not a tea snob.   Would you want a watercolor of your pet? sure! Dear wolfeloot, are you interested in a microwaveable bowl cozy? My mom actually makes these, so we're good here.   Dear 'loot -- would you like a 2023 wall calendar (or other type?)   What kind? I'm good on calendars, I have a desk calendar and my planner/notebook that lives in my bag at all times.   Are you interested in having any freshly dried apple crips?   (Golden Delicious and Fuji -- sliced, dried apples with nothing added.) yes!   how culinarily adventurous would you say you are????  On a scale of one to ten I'd say 7 or 8.  I'm willing to try a whole lot of things, but draw the line at deadly hot peppers and 'oh, this is so gross, you have to eat it!' stuff.   Some-assembly-required things?  Bring it!  I'm perfectly happy to DIY stuff, and if it's beyond me, the beloved can be conscripted.

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Wolfenoot Questions

Would you like me to attempt a small painting of your fur baby or to honor a former fur baby?  If so, can you provide a reference photo you like?   If you have cats, would you like some organic catnip harvested from my property and dried in our dehydrator?   I actually splurged and ordered some Liliths and Weenies.  Are there any decants you're interested in that you didn't order?   Are you interested in having a bag from our shop?  (twinklentwilight.etsy.com)   If you're up for knits or crochet, would you prefer washclothes, headbands, wrist cuffs, fingerless mitts, hats, or a shawlette (wear like scarf except not as long so can't wrap around your neck more than 1-2x.)  I could probably find a bunch of the above with moon motifs or for dogs/sneks/birbs/cats to wear.    (I made a wolfenoot bundle of patterns, will keep adding as I find cute things.)  (sneks are here-> https://www.ravelry.com/bundles/snek-hats)   I'm getting more confident in my embroidery and I'm ready to try my hand at embroidery on clothing. Would you be interested in a hand embroidered scarf?   are you interested in an advent calendar?  What kind?  (Dog cookie, tea, chocolate, etc.)  (here's a list at World Market for your amusement.)   If I were to send a toy from one of my favorite critter toy sources, would you have any preferences? (squeaky/not, plush, chewy, etc.)   Little Wolfies - Arcana has dropped Hallowitch stuff and a 15% off deal. Shout out if you see anything you'd love!   What are your favorite shops to buy fun things (treats, toys, clothes, whatever) for your fuzzy friends?   wolfeloot, are you interested in a good karma squishable snow wolf?  (or other squishable?)   Favorite tea brands and flavors?    Would you want a watercolor of your pet? NO promises that it will be amazing- just wanted to ask in case you prefer a different pic for watercolor vs pain   Dear wolfeloot, are you interested in a microwaveable bowl cozy?   Dear 'loot -- would you like a 2023 wall calendar (or other type?)   What kind?   Are you interested in having any freshly dried apple crips?   (Golden Delicious and Fuji -- sliced, dried apples with nothing added.)   how culinarily adventurous would you say you are????          

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Halloween 2022: Halloween Day

Happy Halloween, everyone! Song: “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe Quote: The angels, not half so happy in Heaven, Went envying her and me— Yes!—that was the reason (as all men know, In this kingdom by the sea) That the wind came out of the cloud by night, Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee. Read the complete poem. Listen to Joan Baez’s performance…
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Halloween 2022: Day 30

It’s Halloween Eve, and this is a favorite of mine! This quote, in particular, is one of my favorite lines from any song. Song: “Crazy Mary” Quote: That which you fear most could meet you halfway. Read the complete lyrics. Listen to the performance of Victoria Williams…
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Halloween 2022: Day 29

Song: “Ghost” Quote: In the wind, there’s a lonesome sound.
In the night, there’s a cry from the hill country ground.
It’s a hum from an ancient tone.
It’s a presence. I can feel it in my bones.
Somethin’ I can’t see has been surroundin’ me,
There’s a ghost trying to talk through me. Read the complete lyrics. Listen to South Austin Jug Band’s performance…
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