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Shotgun Samhain Swap questions (9/18)

Oh dear! I don't know my ring size - I rarely wear rings as I work with my hands (former seamstress turned mail carrier). My wrist measures around 6.5", I prefer shorter necklaces to longer ones and I have 9 holes in my ears so earrings (esp big wacky statement ones) are always welcome.    Question: what's your favorite fall food based treat? mine is anything apple, esp hot spiced cider. Runners up include pumpkin/chocolate or pumpkin/cranberry baked goods.   Are you more interested in a spiritual service you haven't mentioned practicing yourself, or would you prefer to receive something you do practice? Do you have a preference for if it's provided in writing/placed in the package vs over a skype/phone call? I always enjoy trying new things, and in the past have enjoyed having my tarot read or other similar divinations. I would probably prefer written (or even photos and writing) because my work schedule is really heavy and I'm not usually interested in talking to people in after hours.    For item no.5, what kind of thing would you most appreciate? This is a tough one, but one the best things about this type of swap is being surprised with things I did really know about to even want. I always appreciate things that are both practical and aesthetically pleasing as well as food/tea, housewares or clothing items. I particularly enjoying receiving items that were handmade.   Anything in particular you're interested in from the UK? Have I mentioned tea and food yet? Lol. But really, I'm a huge Anglophile and love many many british things. I've heard tell of a few mythical items like gluten free jaffa cakes and crumpets that you can't get stateside for neither love nor money. I'm also a fan of LOTS of british telly, esp. panel shows and Taskmaster, so related items that aren't available in the US would be neat.    Any interest in apothecary style indies, e.g. essential oils, natural skincare, flower waters? Of course! My fav apothecary/natural skincare vendor is LBCC historical (you'll see her in my Etsy favs), she makes all kinds of historically based skincare goodies. I'm also open to trying new vendors or homemade as well, I just have to avoid the florals. Orange Blossom seems to be okay at least from LBCC, but I can't do things like rose or lavender.   What is it that you're most wanting out of this fall season? (e.g. that could require magical assistance) Honestly, I'm almost 3 months in at a new job as a postal carrier that is already fairly stressful and is going to get a lot more so over the next several months. What I'd love is some peace/rest,  some more skills for or support for overcoming stress and generally conquering chaos and making it my bitch.      Books. Are you a big reader? If so, do you prefer ebooks, audio, or printed? Would you enjoy an art or photography book? Do you like poetry? I am a classic former bookworm. I spent 90% of my childhood reading and now as an adult rarely devote time to it despite still loving books deeply. Lately I've been reading A LOT of webtoons/web comics since they are in nice small digestible bits. I also use audio books when I sew, but I haven't been sewing since starting the new job. I'd love an art or photography book. As for poetry, I'm pretty particular and generally prefer prose.   Is there anything typically sold at a Renn Faire that you'd be interested in? The better questions would be is there anything I wouldn't be interested in. I'm a fantasy nerd at heart - those books I was talking about reading as a kid? ALL of them were fantasy or historical fiction. So yeah, costumes, jewelry, tankards, swords. You name it, I would be interested.   Candles. Any preferences? Taper/Pillar/Votive/Jar/Chime/etc.? Scented vs Unscented?  hmm..probably votive? I live in a smallish apartment so we don't really light candles that often. I don't even light the menorah anymore because the only really safe space is on top of the stove which feels weird somehow.    Are there any types of makeup/nail polish that you would or would not like to receive?  I like lipstains/lipsticks a lot and eyeshadow/eyeliner, but I don't wear much else makeup wise outside of cosplay. I don't wear nailpolish because the mail is both filthy and really hard on your hands. I got a dip manicure early in my job and it didn't even last a full day intact!   Is there anything you definitely DON'T want (either because you don't like it or already have it)? I'm not a fan of white chocolate, but that's all I can really think of that I would definitely not want, and even if some turned up my partner would eat it happily.    Are there any art/craft supplies you currently need? Good lord, no. My craft room overfloweth and with me not actively working on new projects the last thing I need is more stuff.  

crescentwench

crescentwench

 

Shotgun Samhain Swap 2021 Q&A

what sizes do you wear for jewelry purposes - rings, etc. My ears are not pierced so no earrings please.  I wear an 11 in ring size and my wrist is about 7.5" (I think.)  I don't really wear a lot of jewelry since I don't actually leave the house very often and I have allergies to metals.  (Sterling silver is ok, surgical steel is also ok.)  I would like to get my ears pierced again but I think I'll gauge up and do a hollow needle instead of the "gun".  Someday when I have money for things like piercings and tattoos.       what's your favorite fall food based treat? Hm, good question.   We make a lot of our own and right now it's all the types of zucchini bread (chocolate, ultimate, lemon blueberry...)   I love pumpkin ginger bread (haven't found a recipe that mimics what I used to get at Uptown Espresso in Seattle though - right now Smitten Kitchens is my fav recipe.)   It isn't food, but going to CORN MAZES in the Seattle area was always my favorite fall "treat" -- Spooner Farms and Carpinito Brothers.  Hot spiced cider and kettle corn.  Going to the fall farmer's markets.  and all of the fall book signings!!  those are the things I miss.
Are you more interested in a spiritual service you haven't mentioned practicing yourself, or would you prefer to receive something you do practice? Do you have a preference for if it's provided in writing/placed in the package vs over a skype/phone call? I have major anxiety with talking to people in real time be it in person, skype, phone calls, chat, etc.  So in writing/in package would be my preference.  
For item no.5, what kind of thing would you most appreciate? (5) anything else you wish to send, maybe something fun, a movie, maybe a decoration, something homemade, handmade, something precious and old, ????) I will appreciate everything you curate especially for me!  (maybe not a movie though since I don't currently have a blu-ray or dvd player in my room and that is where I do everything.  I just stream things from netflix/hulu/hbo/disney + -- I "share" accounts with other people since I can't afford them myself.)   My amazon lists are humongous so that should give lots of ideas for tarot cards, stickers, wall hanging stuffs, all kinds of fall and halloween things.  (I have multiple lists, the book list is the default so click on the other ones and you'll get an idea of the things I like.)  However, I TOTALLY NEED MORE CARNIVOROUS PLANTS.  I planted some purple pitcher plant seeds -- two packets -- and zero germinated.  I was soooo disappoint.  Occasionally they have Cobra Lily seeds too but really I'd like an already living plant since germination seems iffy.  Would love Sundew too.  Yeah, I don't know how you would ship them.      I always love palm stones / crystals / rocks.  I love bath milk/salts from luvmilk (scent lists in my SW help and on Amazon.)   
Anything in particular you're interested in from the UK? Heck yeah!  Tea (Whittard / Bird & Blend plus lots of tea from your neighbors in France like Damman Freres and Mariage Freres), LUSH, wine gums, fancy chocolates (except now I'm "sensitive" to chocolate but I think I would risk it!!)  Future Primitive Ghost Smoke anything (except bar soap and perfume - whipped soap would be AMAZING, I need like 50 of them, lol!)  STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING.  I could really use a pudding steamer and good pudding recipes for sticky toffee and christmas pudding.  without wheat flour, haha.  or corn syrup.
Any interest in apothecary style indies, e.g. essential oils, natural skincare, flower waters? I have sooo many essential oils and flower waters that I never use, it would be wasted on me.  I'm doing The Ordinary skin care regimen right now so I don't want to add anything else.
What is it that you're most wanting out of this fall season? (e.g. that could require magical assistance) I don't know.  Right now I'm trying to transform myself back into a useful person so I can work or go to school or both.  Seeing a physical therapist and a dietician; pretty much just started so I have at least six months of this.   Help with motivation, perseverance, clarity (massive brain fog).  Help with self love is always necessary, as well as household harmony since five people are living here (all adults, three generations) and tempers got hot occasionally.  
Books. Are you a big reader? If so, do you prefer ebooks, audio, or printed? Would you enjoy an art or photography book? Do you like poetry? I absolutely inhale fantasy (and some sci-fi) books.  I only do ebooks, mostly .mobi (kindle) unless a book is on my wishlist in a different format.  I'm not huge on poetry;  an art or photography book isn't that exciting in kindle format.  Space is a huge issue for me and I really don't have room for physical books right now, my room is so crowded that I have to squeeze through a narrow aisle to get to my desk or closet.  (Staying with family after divorce forced me to move from Seattle but I'm too sick to work, so I'm working on getting healthy.)   Is there anything typically sold at a Renn Faire that you'd be interested in? ALLL THE THINGS.  I especially like the cups sold at the Michigan faire (Messier pottery?) with the bats, pit bulls, etc.  I got a gnome one for my mom and it's her favorite.  (purple or black finish.)  I love hippocampus or other fantastical equine buttons.  I love the celtic knot tapestries in purples, blues, or greens - with dragons, horse, corvids, dogs, ferrets...   I have a great pirate-y jacket from local artisans in the PNW as well as a floppy felted wool hat that can be made into a tricorne or a musketeer or just left floppy.  I have quite a few drinking horns with horses painted on them.  I always find tons of things I want!  The fresh birch beer is my favorite (like root beer, not alcoholic.)   Candles. Any preferences? Taper/Pillar/Votive/Jar/Chime/etc.? Scented vs Unscented?  I have plenty of chime candles (as well as tapers, votives, etc.)   (I used to be a chandler and I also used to sell PartyLite and I have SO MANY CANDLES.)   However my respiratory issues make it really hard to burn them so I have to be really careful about candles I purchase these days.  Sihaya's seem to work for me and I'm super interested in Black Roses.  Also love Ember and Mallow, London Fog, Secret Society, Samhain Dusk, I am Here I am Whole, Long Distance Hug, Sisterhood of the Moon, Orphic Lodge, She is Still a Mystery, or The Divine.   Are there any types of makeup/nail polish that you would or would not like to receive?  I always need a really good non-smudging black eyeliner - but my skin is super oily and "waterproof" doesn't work; I need oil proof!   I love pretty nail polishes but again...  for the past few years I haven't used any of the tons that I have....   I rarely wear eye shadow these days.  I could use a really good foundation / powder / and setting spray but it's hard to pick the color for foundations over the internet!   Is there anything you definitely DON'T want (either because you don't like it or already have it)? Nothing with SLS / parabens / phthalates.  No bar soap or coffee mugs (unless they're like 16-20oz and have a lid - so much dog hair floating around and my carnivorous plants aren't doing their job at catching the bugs that are tiny and fit through the screens!)    I am "sensitive" (still haven't figured out exactly how I'm sensitive but blood testing showed that I am?  Maybe the brain fog/fatigue/body aches/pain / respiratory?) to wheat, yeast, corn, eggs, casein (milk/cheese), and chocolate.  I haven't had a chance to go over it with my doctor yet to see if I can do sheep/goat milk/cheese.   Are there any art/craft supplies you currently need? I always "need" more yarn (but no, I really really don't since I haven't felt like knitting the past two years and I have over 1k skeins.  Except when I REALLY want to make something and none of my yarn is appropriate for the project.)  I would love a small oil paint set with a lot of colors.  (I have canvas / brushes.)  

twilighteyes

twilighteyes

 

9/18/21

what sizes do you wear for jewelry purposes - rings, etc. Note sure about my ring size rn, but I'm gonna try to find out and update here once I figure it out. I do know it's gonna be a larger size. For necklaces, the longer the better. I'm plus sized and chesty and hate necklaces that are tight around my neck or that fall right on my cleavage, so I prefer ones that are super long. I don't like wearing bracelets cuz my wrists are quite plump, lol.    what's your favorite fall food based treat? Oooh, more like what's not my favorite fall food! Anything pumpkin, anything with yummy spices. I love chai tea. Pumpkin all the things. Dark chocolate. Mulled wine. Spiced/salted/roasted nuts. I suppose I'm not big on like caramels or other very sugary things, but I'm generally pretty open to most treats, provided they are gluten free.   Are you more interested in a spiritual service you haven't mentioned practicing yourself, or would you prefer to receive something you do practice? Do you have a preference for if it's provided in writing/placed in the package vs over a skype/phone call? No preference when it comes to the service - whatever is your forte is probably best, though I do enjoy trying new things, so if there's something obscure you do, or something you're learning rn, I'd be up for that too! In writing/placed in the package is preferable, but if it makes more sense to do something over zoom, I'd be game.   For item no.5, what kind of thing would you most appreciate? Books or self-care/pampering items probably, but I dunno, I'm open to surprises!   Anything in particular you're interested in from the UK? Oh gosh, I'm not sure. Maybe a type of tea or treat not available in the US. Maybe something mystical tied to legends about Avalon or pagan priestesses??   Any interest in apothecary style indies, e.g. essential oils, natural skincare, flower waters? Certainly! I love trying out new products and brands. I have combination skin if that helps to know. And I like lavender/calming scents for bathtime or bedtime products, and more invigorating scents (like citrus, aquatics, spices) for daily use items.   What is it that you're most wanting out of this fall season? (e.g. that could require magical assistance) I'm really trying to focus on my creative pursuits this fall. I just self published a poetry book, so any magics having to do with selling or gaining attention would be good for that. I'm also going to be participating in NaNoWriMo, with the goal of finally finishing a manuscript I've been working on for years (a fantasy novel called Seven Shards). For that I could use help on the focus, determination, and inspiration fronts. If your practice has more to do with providing guidance, then career guidance on how to best focus my energies to start building steady income from my creative projects so I can eventually quit my day job and do creative things full time. If your practice has more to do with healing, I could always use more help with recovering from a toxic relationship I was in for 15 years (got divorced in 2018/2019, have completely rebuilt my life since and have done a lot of healing already, but there's always a little more to do!).  

BoneBone24

BoneBone24

 

13 Nights of Halloween 2021 edition

***  Prefer CLEAN makeup / nail polish (clean ingredients) ***    *** fair trade or organic food / tea / coffee / chocolate when possible ***   8/8/21   Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament? Sure!  I would probably hang it on the wall though?  I don't have a tree.  And it should be good for all year since I display gargoyles/grotesques, bats, skulls/skeletons/bones, corvids, etc. all year.  No pumpkins, witches, zombies, scarecrows, or a lot of orange please.     8/11/21   Are there any collage artists in the mix?   I would LOVE to curate one of spooky autumn goodness if my person were to be interested! As long as it is more bones/ravens/bats/goth and not harvest/orange/pumpkins.   Have you seen the Dragon con list?  & would any of them appeal to you? I have a fairy.     Which Harry Potter house are you?  I am pissed at JKR because transphobe, but I still love Harry Potter, so it's ... difficult.  In the olden days, Pottermore always placed me in Hufflepuff (eew, yellow!  but .. honey badger?  YES HONEY BADGER.)  but on Ravelry in the House Cup group I was a Slytherin (probably because I had made Slytherin things for other people and some snake things, haha.)    Which is hilarious because I'm way more attracted to Gryffindor and Ravenclaw.    I do adore badgers though.     8/12/21   Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myself soon! 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CaitlinMcCarthyArt -- I like The Faun (Straight out of Pan's Labyrinth.)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BatinYourBelfry -- oooh!  Plague Doctor pin!  The Black Dog Runs at Night (TWIN PEAKS YESSS), Hour of the Wolf pin (OINGO BOINGO!), GHOST STEED PIN, ok, there are a lot.  I added them to my etsy wishlists under stickers, pins, and art.  I love Krampus, Black Philip, Mari Lwyd, etc.   Prefer FRAMED if possible, SILVER colored things...    I make beautiful and very lightweight yarn-and-ribbon hairfalls - would you like a set in the colors and length of your choice? If yes, name up to four colors and length in inches! Black, silver, purple, blue!  ummmmmmm I'm not sure on length.   Would you appreciate a skein of handspun yarn? If yes, what weight? What colors? How do you feel about beads? Any allergies to typical fibers? It depends -- plied, yes (not a fan of singles.)  Semi solid or gradients.  Fingering (500-600 yards preferred), DK, Worsted, whatev.   I prefer blacks, greys, purples, blues, blurples, blackened red (like MadTosh's Tart), jewel tones.  No neons or pastels.  I have 6/0 beads but I don't make beaded things (with knitting) very often.  O_o   I'm very allergic to acrylic.     I really prefer merino and silk.    Now, larger beads for bracelet and necklace making is totes different.  I would love beads made from stones (obsidian, rainbow obsidian, labradorite, amethyst, hematite... anything silver, black, purple, blue, green.)   Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons? Yes, meh, maybe.  Pins for sure.   Do you spend time in the outdoors? Unfortunately?  It's freaking HOT or freaking COLD here.  Neither of which I enjoy.  Also I have chronic respiratory issues and the smoke is awful here.  I have N95's just to go outside to feed the animals.  I miss the Western side of the state.   Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking? Yes, but rarely get to do it since I'm staying with family and one of them is a total kitchen / food control freak.     8/13/21   The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything? Fairytale in Bath Struesel or Sorbetto!  Hex on the Beach bath streusel or Sorbetto!   I've always wanted some of the Clean Slate scrub too!   Other favorite scents are GTFO and Blackbird.  Any of the sorbettos in the sample size is great.  Red Cow bath streusel sounds amazing as well.  And Rice Pudding.  OMG, Man in the Moon!  Queen is Dead!      The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye? I love them!!!  Vampire Bat enamel pin and Black Phillip - Autumnal are probably my favorites.  I've had Black Philip on my wishlist for years now, lol.  Vampire Bat looks new!   Zeep's Spooky Collection drops some time next week. Here's the scent list. Would you like any wax melts, candles, whipped soaps, sugar whips (whipped soap/scrub hybrid), body butter sugar scrubs (moisturizing scrub), meringues (lotion), bath bombs, or bath rocks from Zeep? I have never tried Zeep!   Bath bombs, bath rocks, whipped soap, sugar whips, and body butter sugar scrubs all sound amazing, assuming no parabens, phthalates, SLS, etc.   I do have a wax burner too!   The scents that sound good to me are:   Boo-nilla Scream, Hocus-Pocus, Jack-O-Lantern, Season of the Witch, Candy Corn Sugar Cookie.  Wax:  Ghost Stories, Haunted Mansion, Halloweentown, Fireside Pumpkin, Candy Corn Cake, Pumpkin Queen, Salem.   8/14/21   Does anyone here like vintage halloween? 
Sometimes - I'm into bats, crows, skeletons - so vintage of those is fine.  I don't care for the vintage cats / moon / people.   Vintage Krampus is perfect.  But y'know, for Yule time.   It seems like a lot of shops’ Halloween lines have items related to the same standard fandoms, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Beetlejuice, Addams Family, etc.  Do any of those (or other ones) particularly resonate with you?   I'm not a huge fan of Hocus Pocus but I love the rest (except Beetlejuice -- I like Lydia and other things from the movie, but not Beetlejuice himself, lol.  They did way too good a job of making him hideous.)  NMBC is my fav and I love the Haunted Mansion and Addam's Family.     How do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever. I'm not too excited about "new car" scent but if, say, it's in a pack with other stuff I like -- like the car jar pack I have on my wishlist from  Yankee Candles then yes.   I like the non-harry potter brand butter beer stuff that comes out around halloween - I might have one a year just for fun (I *rarely* drink carbonated things.)  Meh on novelty candy.   If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)? I prefer loose leaf tea and I can always use more 32 oz tea brewers that dispense out the bottom, like the ingenuiTEA.   Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price? I'll let it up to my 13 Nights curator!    What are your fandoms, if any? Firefly, NMBC, Doctor Who, LOTR, The Locked Tomb, Labyrinth, Princess Bride, V for Vendetta, Sandman, sooo many more in past blogs that I can't remember off the top of my head.   Witcher, Umbrella Academy...    Do you collect things like tarot decks?  If so do you have a wish list or a list of ones you already have?  Would you like a silk tarot bag? I have:  Crow Tarot, Wise Dog Tarot, NMBC, Game of Thrones, Last Unicorn, and a Vampire deck somewhere.  I would love the Dark Wood tarot!  And I'd love a silk tarot bag or charging crystal slabs.   Do you like rocks/crystals?  What colors / kinds?  Would you like them with holes drilled (either as a pendant - you'd need to stick a bale in, or a bead?) yes!  all of them!  Especially black moonstone,  moonstone, howlite, carnelian,  sodalite, rose quartz, blue green kyanite, rhodonite, black heart rhodonite, garnet, black opal, mystic merlinite, zebra jasper, crocodile jasper, red tiger's eye, lepidolite, lapis, dragon blood jasper, lemurian crystal, malachite, septarian, ruby kyanite, citrine, ruby, garnierite, rubellite, dumortierite, black kyanite fan, labradorite, spectralite, aqua aura, hematite... anything blue, purple, grey, black, rainbow-y or that has helpful properties.  So like, everything.   I like palm stones, towers, pocket pebbles, spheres, bowls, pendants, beads / holes drilled, cabs, chunks, druzy, everything!   My mom has an etsy store - she makes bags.  Do you love anything from it?  I love all kinds of project bags, dice bags, bpal bags.  I adore sugar skulls, bats, ravens, anything gothy.   Cotton or canvas with satin lining. Silk.  yesss.  I pick out a lot of the fabric for the store (hence all of the skulls and NMBC and mystic things, so you can see an idea of what I like.)   Let's say you want something knitted.  What are you most interested in?  I have a "make for me" list on Ravelry, lol. * What colors would you prefer said knitted object in?  black, grey, purple, blue, blurples, greens, blackened reds, jewel tones.  No navy, orange, yellow, brown, cream. * Stripes, gradient, semi solid, variegated?  Stripy mitts or socks, gradient mitts, shawls, shawlettes, infinity scarves/double cowls.  semi solid is good too. * What type of yarn would you prefer?  I prefer merino, merino silk, mcs.  mcn is ok.  I love tencel shawls or shawlettes too.   Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies?  YES.  I would love to try almost anything!!  lawardrop makes spectacular canned goodies too.   8/16/21   How do you feel about oracle decks? I have a kickstarter one on order - The Knitters Oracle.  Haven't used any other ones but I'm open.   Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)? yes!  I have only worked with Hecate and Expedite.  Open to any.   Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives) OMG YES.  Bird & Blend tea, LUSH, Whittard tea, chocolate -- I'll add things to my Amazon wish lists (tea is under beverages, chocolate under snacks, LUSH under bath / body.)  My son loves future primitive's ghost smoke whipped soap!  I hope they make some this year, last year they only did soap and conditioner.   Oh, and are you into astrology? Not super, as I don't know my birth time.  I've always wanted my chart done accurately.  (Virgo.  Metal dog.)   What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)? It depends on the shoe!  Most fluevogs women's 12 or larger except a couple styles that are 11.  Most other unisex type shoes are probably men's 9, women's 11.  Women's shoes are probably a 12.  So weird because I was a women's 10 forever and all of my 10's still fit me?    I'm probably wide since my feet are swollen - kidney issues, whee.   Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters? Nah.  Graphic novel compendiums are great and I have some on my amazon wish list but they're $$$.   Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre? OF COURSE.  Witche's Cross pocket pebble, moonstone, black moonstone, howlite, carnelian,  sodalite, rose quartz, blue green kyanite, rhodonite, black heart rhodonite, garnet, black opal, mystic merlinite, zebra jasper, crocodile jasper, red tiger's eye, lepidolite, lapis, dragon blood jasper, lemurian crystal, malachite, septarian, ruby kyanite, citrine, ruby, garnierite, rubellite, dumortierite, black kyanite fan.  Any of the spheres, palm stones, pocket pebbles, or whatever!    (I have spider's web obsidian, velvet obsidian, shungite, fluorite, selenite, black tourmaline.  I can always use more obsidian though, especially the flat scrying mirrors or crescent moon shape, they're just kind of spendy.  I love towers too, but again they're probably out of the price range for this swap.)   Would love to try Velvet Void, It Wasn't Just a Phase, Occultism.  There are tons of other things I'd love too but my wish list there seems to have disappeared -- I logged in and checked, has all of my orders but my wish list is gone.  argh!   What's your favorite flower(s)? Pretty much everything purple, blue, black, and super fragrant?  (or white for a moonlight garden, also fragrant.)  I like tulips and bearded irises in the spring (same colors), lilacs, grandiflora / floribuna / rugosa / tea roses (must be my fav colors AND/OR super fragrant, lol.)  Lavender of all kinds.  Star gazer lilies.     What's you favorite woodland creature? Unicorns!   Do you prefer receiving a big box with all of your goodies, or is it okay if one or two things are shipped directly to you separately (with notice!!) for customs/shipping cost purposes (i.e. if there's something customs might not allow in from the States that can be shipped from within your country)? It's ok if they're shipped separately as long as I know not to open them.     Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape?  I like really large pleated ones, I don't think I've had a dome shaped.  I prefer ties over ear elastics as those never fit me.   I have a literal stockpile of skincare products.  Can I interest you in cleanser, sheet masks, moisturizer, sample things etc etc.?  Or a general pampering package? What is your skin type? So I *just* started doing a new face regimen with products from The Ordinary so I kind of want to stick with their things for a while and see how they work.  I have their cleanser and so many serums.   Anything from here?  ChocolateStorybook on Etsy any of the cake / vanilla / classic / cottontail / unicorn / blue raspberry -- I added to etsy wishlist under noms.   I have been enjoying the incense from here hand-dipped incense sticks | Hexennacht and here Hand-dipped incense sticks | Mr. Hex (mr-hex.com)  Any thing interesting from either site? Hexennacht: All Soul's Night - molten marshmallow blobs on scorched sticks, plumes of woodsmoke, and hot, glowing campfire embers on a cool autumn night. Calm the Fuck Down (essential oil blend) - lavender, vanilla, ylang ylang, bergamot, aged dark patchouli.  (would be nice in atmosphere spray too) Tabac - fresh tobacco leaves, unlit pipe tobacco, blonde tobacco absolute.   Mr Hex:   Catto Va-meow-ah (Tobacco Vanille - Tom Ford type) Witch's Mew (Yankee Candle - Witch's Brew type)   8/16/21   Would you like some delicious coffee? If so, do you prefer whole bean or ground? If ground, what grind? Also, light or dark roast? Flavor preferences? If it's super special, sure!  I do love flavored coffee so if you have any whole beans from your local special coffee shop I would try some!  Dark roast.  Cinnamon, Irish cream, orange chocolate, hazelnut, black forest.  When I lived in Toronto I would always go into second cup for Irish cream!  And when visiting upstate new york (well, business more than visit) I stayed in a hotel across from an awesome coffee shop that had the best chocolate orange and Black Forest, so I brought home beans.   I may be going to the Renaissance Fair this weekend (if not this weekend then soon and multiple times), any Ren Faire goodies you may like?  Always!  I can't think of anything specific but I love love love ren faires and shopping at them.  Sometimes I buy buttons, torcs, leather goods, rings, etc.  I get a lovely metal rose at the Colorado Ren Faire.  (I collect nice roses made of different materials like leather or metal.)  I got purple horns at one in Maryland.  (shrug)  
I always go to my town's local Farmer's Market and they have booths selling things like candles, Gourmet Pickles, Flavored Oils and Vinegars, dog treats (like bones and animal feet), honey, and bath products. Would you like any of these things? HONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   I love dill pickles.  ALL THE DILL PICKLES.  And dill pickled garlic.   I do love flavored basalmic vinegar (white or natural), especially if it's super thick.  I have orange and huckleberry from one of our local vinegar peeps.  (no oils please.)   No bar soap.  Bath bombs and other products are welcome as long as they are clean (no SLS / parabens / phthalates, etc. etc.)  My dogs would love dog treats.   Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies?  Don't have a preference.    If you didn't say much about your reading preferences in your survey but would be interested in receiving books, can you elaborate a bit? My goodreads and amazon book wish list should tell you.  *wink*   prefer ebooks (strong preference to .mobi but I can do .epub if necessary) unless I posted them on my wishlist as hard copy or whatnot.    Mostly epic fantasy with some urban fantasy and sci-fi thrown in.  A little cyberpunk.     Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters?  Mmmmmmm infusion kits and samples of alcohol would be awesome.  I had a big list of samples I wanted to try on one of my older blog posts.   8/18/21   Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)? Bar soap, candles of unknown quality (sihaya ones seem ok for me, but I have major chronic respiratory issues and inexpensive candles seem to exacerbate my symptoms), anything with food color, corn syrup, added msg, artificial sweeteners (other than stevia.)  I try to only do fair trade /organic /  ethical chocolate.  There is a list of good chocolate companies at the ethical chocolate link and I have a ton on my amazon snacks list too.  Ummmm no acrylic yarn; any yarn you find at a big box craft store is probably not something I want - sorry!  I have like 1,000+ skeins of yarn so I am uber picky.  I think I'm overloaded on lip balm right now.     Are there patterns/prints (more guidance than general Halloween/Autumn) you like for things or are you open to whatever I may find that speaks to me?  I have tons of prints on my etsy and amazon wishlist under artwork lists.  What I really need though are FRAMES.  I have sooo many prints from Brian Serway that I haven't had a chance to hang yet because I am out of 8x10 matted frames and I don't have an income right now, so frames are kind of a non priority.  So if you send a print and it isn't framed, it will go into hibernation with the rest of my non framed art.     I have lots of knitting patterns on my ravelry wishlist but ... I haven't been knitting lately and I have over 14k patterns.  But of course I do always want to knit the new stuff that just came out because dorky brain.  And then none of my 1k skeins of yarn will be right for it and I'll need new yarn!  It is known!   Any significant other or other special person? Like if I wanted to send you specialty cocoa for a date night, would that be OK? I am making up the cocoa part, but you get my drift. Nope.  Unless you count my dogs, they both sleep under the covers with me and are pretty much my platonic life partners.  I'm also currently living with my parents (in their late 70's), my son (early 30's) and his friend who is on this forum (their alias here is chase.)  We also have goats, sheep, and pigs.  The pigs especially think they are special and people.  (lots of photos on my instagram.)   I would love to request folks to to put their wish list in this thread and link in their signature. I would love to decant from my oils if I have any my person is looking for!  I already have a post in that thread and linked in my sig.  I also have a wishlist on my google docs destash page that is probably updated more frequently.  *blush*   If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms? Death and Delirium (Sandman), The Goblin King natch (Labyrinth), The Man in Black / Westley (Princess Bride) but Inigo is awesome too.  Kind of equally V and Evie from V for Vendetta.  Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice.  Jack and Zero from Nightmare Before Christmas.  Toothless from How to Train your Dragon.  Demogorgon from Stranger Things.  Everyone from Firefly but especially Wash I guess (I have his dinosaurs.  We do make cunning hats tho.)  Hmmm 10th doctor.   Loki (MCU.)   Gideon (Locked Tomb.)  Legolas / Arwen / Strider (LOTR.)   Geralt & Ciri.  (Witcher)   Klaus (Umbrella Academy.)   Krampus (does he count as a fandom?)   Black Philip (again... does he count?  lol.)   Agent Cooper and his coffee!  (Twin Peaks)  The Unicorn (Last Unicorn)   Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland)     Orlando Bloom in everything.  Ewan McGregor in Moulin Rouge (but not with the hair cut in Star Wars, lol.)   You can probably tell some of them by looking through my wishlists. 
  8/19/21   Do you have an Amazon link?  Can you post it??  yep, it's in my sw help signature link and I posted it again here:  https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/OITDSSITKNDN?ref_=wl_share
if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry?  If so, what’s your user name there?? yep, misstwilight:  https://www.ravelry.com/people/misstwilight   8/20/19   I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery.  Not unless they are super delicious.  My mom made a big batch of fire cider once and labeled it as "caution, may make you puke" so no one would drink it.  hahaha.  We do make our own elderberry syrup (elderberries, honey, apple cider vinegar) so I'm totally not opposed in the slightest to home made remedies and supplements.   Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts? It depends on the scent of hair gloss and bath oil!  *wink*   I'm going to pass on the t-shirts though, I destashed all of my women's babydoll ones (xxl was too small) and I don't like men's / unisex t-shirts.     8/21/21   So partner, would you be interested in a Frankenbag done in Halloween prints? As long as it's mostly black, purple, etc. with no orange.    ALL THE SUGAR SKULLS AND BATS.   Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about? dogs:  I avoid anything sourced or produced in china because of all of the things found in dog treats / food that come through.  I do try to do grainless and avoid legumes as well.  Dried liver or homemade cookies with nut butters and pumpkin (make sure your nut butters do not have any xylitol or artificial sweeteners!)   pigs/goats/sheep:  They're good.  They get lots of things from our garden and a lot of leftover fruit and veggie scraps along with their grain/hay.   how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox) They don't bother me but they really aren't my style either.  I do have some butterflies in a shadowbox sort of frame (completely sealed) that I got in Panama in 1981 or 1982 or so.  Death's Head Hawkmoth might be cool.   I recently beheld a "tarantula moth" at our house - he was so cute!  (Polyphemus moth - Giant Silk moth!)   I may have preemptively picked out 2 Halloween-themed mugs with cute matching spoons, before I knew who my match was going to be! So I leave it to you: Bat, or Cat? I will *always* choose bat over cat but please do not send me mugs unless they are on my wishlist!  I am drowning in mugs!  I collect the Starbucks City Mugs (although I would prefer the ornament or demitasse size for space reasons) but mostly to drink out of I prefer 18-20 oz mugs (stainless / ceramic) with a lid to keep out the dog hair.     8/22/21   If you mentioned aversions to any common Halloween decor items (skeletons, witches, spiders, etc.), how encompassing is that? Specifically, is a "kid friendly" drawing of that same item on a piece of decor (like, a book cover or wrapping paper) still a preferred pass?  I had to go back and look at what I posted for aversions.  None!     It's just that I prefer stuff I can re-use (wrapping paper / bags) or can have out all year.  I use my NMBC shopping bags all freaking year at the grocery store, for example.      And I have skulls / skeletons / bats / ravens / gargoyles / grotesques up all year.  Not really into witches, spiders, black cats, zombies, or any harvest-y things (fall leaves, pumpkins, orange, corn, scarecrows, etc.)  Tim Burton-esque is very much my style with black and white/purple crooked lines, black swirl-y hills, etc.     Would you be interested in receiving a never-used eyeshadow palette from Nororiously Morbid (gothy colors) and/or a never-used eyeshadow palette from Pretty Vulgar (romantic neutrals)? I haven't worn eyeshadow for the past four years (I rarely ever leave the house) but .... I do love some smoky eye and gothy colors.   8/23/21   I live in Japan. Are you interested in anything specifically Japanese I could get for you here (doesn't necessarily have to be Halloween themed)? For example, are you a fan of the anime Demon Slayer and want merch? Are you interested in trying some fun kit-kat flavors? Do you need a new set of pretty chopsticks? ALL OF THE KIT KATS.  I can get green tea and cranberry nut ones here but any other flavors!  yas!  I also collect Starbucks City Mugs so if they have any Japanese mugs in that style, would love!  Japanese incense!  Origami paper!  All the things!   there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes?   I have a bunch of t-shirts on my amazon universal wishlist under clothing.  The largest women's size (2x?)  Their socks don't fit me unless they've started carrying men's sizes.  Honestly their shipping is SUPER slow so I don't know that you would have time to order.   Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like?  https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/fall-lineup-2021 I have always wanted to try Ghost Puffs and I have an empty Candy Corn bottle that is amazing! Ghost Puffs:  Bubbling Scrub, Eau de Parfum, Butterbombs, REFRESHER SPRAYS!  Lip balm (Ghost Kisses!)   Candy Corn candy bowl perfume. The Amethyst and Tranquility butter bombs sound good too.   8/24/21   Could you use a journal or sketchbook?  No, I don't write - my hands don't work well at writing.  I am however trying to start painting (which is funny when I can't write legibly) and I might be able to use some nice watercolor pads and a watercolor set.  Or maybe watercolor pens?  (I have lots of brushes.)  I could also use a starter set of oils.     Do you need BPAL storage?  Imps?  Bottles?  Nope, I'm destashing so much that I've been giving away my bottle storage boxes.  I'm probably going to sell all of my imps and ammo cases as well.   (major respiratory... skin breaking out from perfume... too lazy to change my scent locket all the time...)   Do you wear socks?  What kind?  No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee?  Fibers? Hardly ever.  Bare feet and sandals the majority of the year except for boots when I go out to feed the animals in the winter (snow from Nov - Feb at LEAST, sometimes September - April.)  However, I could use a bunch of nice no show or ankle black cotton.  Inexpensive in a pack is totally fine.   Do you have a favorite candy(ies) [or prepacked individual snacks] that you wouldn't mind filling up your box as packing material? Or teas/coffee blends you'd enjoy? If you prefer none of this, that's fine too!  I think most of the tea and snacks I like would be much too expensive to fill up a box as packing material!    Unless you can find a ton of the "iced tea" tea candy (I usually get it at an international market in the Seattle area, DK Market.  I have a hard time finding any in the Spokane area but maybe I just haven't found the right place) - it's super light, I put it in my swaps and sales.     I'm going down the Shore for a few days! Any treats you'd like from a cute beach town- salt water taffy? Fudge? Wrist fans? Tie-dye beach dress...? What are wrist fans?   I want to go with you!  A tie dye beach dress could be fun but it would need to be like a size 22.  black, purple.   How do you feel about fancy marshmallows? They're ok.  I haven't been impressed by any that I've tried.  But if you could make rose or lavender, I'd be down.  Or clove!     8/25/21   We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour?  Sweet over sour.  Don't really care about shapes too much.  Usually I just get the Black Forest organic gummy bears at Costco or Wine Gums from World Market.  If I splurge and get weird shapes and flavors, I'll soak them in vanilla vodka or something.   Anything from these Etsy shops?  Kodiak Sea Charms   nope   Halloween Hill Studio,  too pumpkin-y, not enough bat   Grave Markings meh, glow in the dark moon is ok.     What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop?  too spendy.   8/27/21   I grow mugwort and it's harvest season. Would you like dried leaves for bathing or tea? Or a bound bundle for smoke cleansing? (Its said to be excellent for divination or lucid dreaming, but do not use if pregnant.)  its also a digestive bitter and tastes great on chicken. I would love more bound bundles and some dried leaves!   I grow loads of other herbs and I'm drying them now. Any favorites you might like? Mint, basil, oregano, chives, lemon balm or others? Yesssssssss all of them plus lavender and vervain if there any.   I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest? Hello, yes.  ALL THE GARLIC.  And Onions.   Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like. ALL THE FEATHERS but especially peacock tail.   I grew a boatload of Green Shiso this year and plan to make a shiso pesto with it. Would you like some? (Nut wise it has pistachios)  If it is shelf stable, sure!   I also plan to experiment with infusing it in vodka. I'm planning a plain shiso infusion and a shiso citrus infusion. If they turn out would you like some? Yes!  I love unusual vodkas.   8/28/21   Would you be interested in this hand sanitizer dispenser/keychain that doubles as a light (its eyes light up when you press between its eyes!)?  (see photo here) YES ALL THE BATS although really I have no use for a keychain or hand sanitizer dispenser but it's so cute!   If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in? I don't really have people to play with very often but I have Unstable Unicorns Control & Chaos (from the kickstarter, not the regular game), Exploding Kittens NSFW version, Talisman (god, that's ancient - I played it before my son was born and he's 31!)  I have some games on my amazon wishlist but not very many since ... out in the middle of nowhere, no one to play with except when I can convince my mom and son to play with me.   8/29/21    DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES?  Not especially.   DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING? No, I don't really do magazines unless I want a specific knitting pattern and there is NO other way to get it.   If you are enthused by the idea of receiving coffee, do you want whole bean or ground? AND do you have flavors that you like (or definitely hate and never want again)? Whole bean or k-cups.  I hate Green Mountain k-cups and most el-cheapo ones.  I love Peets, Tim Hortons, Dutch Bros, Deathwish Coffee k-cups.  For bean, I love Vivace from Seattle (either of their roasts is fine but I always tend towards the ones described as caramel-y or foody and the darker the better), I can do Starbucks small blends/special blends, some seasonal blends, and Sumatra.  (Right now I'm drinking Casi Cielo and I have some Anniversary blend from over a year ago, lol.  We just found the grinder so most of my beans are really old but so far they seem fine.  shrug.)   I've found some chocolate orange, black forest, irish cream, and other flavors that I like at coffee shops - (but never the ones from the grocery store or bulk bins.  They SMELL good and I'm always tempted but the coffee I make with them is always nasty.)   I'm totally open to trying your favorites.  I'll drink medium and blonde too, dark is just my go to.     8/30/21   Would you be interested in some very size-inclusive tights? There are Halloween patterns, but also most colours under the sun, and are very comfy. Not right now, I'm about to start physical therapy, seeing a dietician, etc. and am hoping to lose like 100 lbs, lol.  So no new clothes until I am at a new weight!  (except t-shirts and hoodies, I don't mind if those are too big.)   What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level? I like habanero and jalapeno level heat occasionally and I add sour cream if too hot.  Chutneys that is harder to do, so maybe way less heat on those.  I do love pepper jellies but my dad made like 50 jars of it last time (kind of the bronco berry arby's style) so I'm good for a while but if it's a specialty of yours I would still love to try it!  I think I have one jar of plum chutney left so I'm getting low.  I was thinking of making some peach but ... not sure yet.  I adore spicy dill pickles too, especially with lots of garlic!  Dill pickled anything really -- carrots, beans, whatev.
  In case anyone else shares a love for adorable tiny plushies, any interest in v soft and cute vegetable/fruit plushies? There are also small animals. My dogs would totally steal them.  I do adore tiny goth amigurumi and plushes - egyptian, cthulhu, equines of all sorts, baphomet, black philip...  I like the super dark but cuddly.  (like the squishables!!)   The Polish Pickup/Indie Pickup is live for wishlisting, and will ship in time for this swap (this year). Anything strike your fancy? (It's not just nail polish...there's jewelry and bath scrubs and wax tarts and all manner of things. It's fun!)  https://polishpickup.com/ I could use some really good nail strengtheners since my right thumb nail is splitting and won't freaking stop; it's down in the nail bed so I can't cut past the split.  I like shimmery and holographic polish but no glitter as I have a hard time getting that off.  Only five (seven) free polishes please - I looked through the ingredients and the ones I listed below seem to be ok.  Some of the polish on that site is definitely NOT... found some nice colors that contain Ferrocyanide and/or Camphor and/or Toluene.   Since I am really picky about clean ingredients, I didn't even look at the other bath and body. * Ring magnet * Paint It Pretty Polish | Party At The Castle * Whatcha | Night Of Mischief * EDK | Halloween's Finest Trick or Treaters   8/31/21   Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/ yes, all the things.     Hayden Evens Art has released some new Halloween and Disney-themed prints and stickers.  Do any spark your interest? I'll look through and add any to my art / sticker etsy list if I find any.   So would you hate or be into more miscreant Halloween vibe decor - like wholesome figurines repainted, creepy dolls, goats with horns, (fake) animal skeletons, things in jars? Is anything too dark, morbid, or recoil worthy? ALL THE GOATS WITH HORNS AND ANIMAL SKELETONS (real or not real.)  No room for things in jars and no creepy dolls kthx.  I don't really have room for figurines either... mostly for stuff that hangs on doors or walls really.     do you use any sorts of semipermanent dyes or do anything fun/wild to your hair? are there any hair products you like? I shave the sides and backs of my head, bleach my hair, dye it bright colors... or just dye it blue or violet black or a wine-red.   I love Aveda hair products and Artic Fox hair colors (bright purples, blues, and wine-reds.)   what about skincare? i am pretty into k beauty and am curious if others are interested in any aspects of this. Right now I'm using The Original serums and cleanser.     9/2/21   Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.'s Halloween & Fall collection is out (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com/collections/halloween-fall-collection😞 anything you might be interested in? Black No. 1
Michigan Moonglow
Once Bitten
Zombie Repellent   These all sound good.  I would take candles or soap in all of them.  (I KNOW I SAID NO BAR SOAP BUT.)   Regarding tea, what type of tea do you prefer? Black tea, green tea, herbal tea? Any type of tea you really don’t enjoy?  I think I covered this already but I drink mostly black tea.  Sometimes herbal (my Breathe Easy and Throat Coat or Aveda Tea/Licorice Mint.)  Very occasionally green (especially Jasmine.)  I do not like rooibos, mate, or pu erh.  White tea is ok.  I like matcha but I mostly purchase the matcha packets that you shake up with water because I don't have a milk steamer or the whisk/bowl things that go with matcha.  (mmmm matcha lattes.)  I love bubble tea too but not sure if that counts here.    Mostly lavender milk, rose milk, jasmine milk, or honey milk.  Tapioca pearls ftw.   9/4/21   are you interested in eco-friendly menstrual products? There are some beautiful gothic print reuseable pads I'm looking at specifically. I keep hoping mine will just totally stop.  I'd be down with trying some reusable pads or a cup.   9/6/21   Bath and Body Works? I know this is a bit of a love em or hate em company, but I really love their foaming hand soaps and scented hand sanitizers and my kids like their body wash, so I'll be placing an order with the next good sale. Anything that catches your eye? Too many unclean ingredients in their body care.  I don't mind the wall flowers but I have a ton because I don't use them very often.   The Marshmallow and Fireside roomspray is a yes.   Would love that in a wall flower too.   9/14/21   I'm making homemade applesauce this weekend with apples I picked last weekend. I'm going to try my hand at canning for the first time (got my mom, the experienced canner, on speed dial lol) If I succeed would you like a jar? If it's unsweetened, sure!

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13 Nights of Halloween 2021 Master Question List

Master Supplemental Questions List:     8/8/21   Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament?     8/11/21   Are there any collage artists in the mix?   I would LOVE to curate one of spooky autumn goodness if my person were to be interested!   Have you seen the Dragon con list?  & would any of them appeal to you?   Which Harry Potter house are you?    8/12/21   Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myself soon! 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CaitlinMcCarthyArt
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BatinYourBelfry   I make beautiful and very lightweight yarn-and-ribbon hairfalls - would you like a set in the colors and length of your choice? If yes, name up to four colors and length in inches! Remember- this can be part of your Halloween costume!    Would you appreciate a skein of handspun yarn? If yes, what weight? What colors? How do you feel about beads? Any allergies to typical fibers?   Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons?   Do you spend time in the outdoors?   Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking?     8/13/21   The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything?   The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye?   Zeep's Spooky Collection drops some time next week. Here's the scent list. Would you like any wax melts, candles, whipped soaps, sugar whips (whipped soap/scrub hybrid), body butter sugar scrubs (moisturizing scrub), meringues (lotion), bath bombs, or bath rocks from Zeep?   8/14/21   Does anyone here like vintage halloween? 
  Examples:              It seems like a lot of shops’ Halloween lines have items related to the same standard fandoms, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Beetlejuice, Addams Family, etc.  Do any of those (or other ones) particularly resonate with you?     How do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever.     If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)?     Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price?     What are your fandoms, if any?     Do you collect things like tarot decks?  If so do you have a wish list or a list of ones you already have?  Would you like a silk tarot bag?     Do you like rocks/crystals?  What colors / kinds?  Would you like them with holes drilled (either as a pendant - you'd need to stick a bale in, or a bead?)     My mom has an etsy store - she makes bags.  Do you love anything from it?  We can also do box bags, draw string bags, dice bags, etc. and if you want a different type of material or a different fabric pattern, I'm open to links to specific things.   (yes, we have harry potter things.  We bought most of it before JKR showed herself to be a twat since we buy lots of bolts at the same time - yes, we have a whole room stuffed full of fabric.)       Let's say you want something knitted.  What are you most interested in?  (hat, fingerless mitts, scarf, shawl, cowl, infinity scarf, shawlette, gnome, doily, coffee mug cozy, talisman bag, dice bag, soap sack, washcloth (I have a pattern with the leviathan cross for bpal), amigurumi / toy, bracelet, cuff, necklace, other?)   (Can you link to a photo of what you envision or a pattern on ravelry?  Or put it on pinterest or something if you have that.)   * What colors would you prefer said knitted object in?  * Stripes, gradient, semi solid, variegated? * What type of yarn would you prefer?  ("wool", BFL, merino, merino/silk, merino/silk/cashmere, merino/cashmere, just silk, just cashmere, tencel (non-animal, plant based), other?   I also have non-dyed organic wool (mill spun) from our own sheep - finnsheep and shetland.  The finnsheep is dark brown (sun bleached black sheep from Sarge and our two black ewes we can't tell apart so they're ewe 1 and ewe 2) or a lighter silvery beige (from freckles) and the shetland is white.  (we just call her shetland.  They're mom's sheep, she should have named them, lol.)  Most of my stripy yarn is either merino or merino cashmere.) You can check out some of my finished projects on Ravelry if you like (click on the project for more photos)  (I'll have to make a list of which items are available  because I knit a lot of things and then just put them in a cabinet and gift or sell them.)       Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies?  (just erase the ones you don't want when you answer to make it easy?) (see list in this post under spoiler because long)       8/15/21     How do you feel about oracle decks?   Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)?   Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives)   Oh, and are you into astrology?   What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)?   Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters?   Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre?   What's your favorite flower(s)?   What's you favorite woodland creature?   Do you prefer receiving a big box with all of your goodies, or is it okay if one or two things are shipped directly to you separately (with notice!!) for customs/shipping cost purposes (i.e. if there's something customs might not allow in from the States that can be shipped from within your country)?   Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape?    I have a literal stockpile of skincare products.  Can I interest you in cleanser, sheet masks, moisturizer, sample things etc etc.?  Or a general pampering package? What is your skin type?   Anything from here?  ChocolateStorybook on Etsy   I have been enjoying the incense from here hand-dipped incense sticks | Hexennacht and here Hand-dipped incense sticks | Mr. Hex (mr-hex.com)  Any thing interesting from either site?
8/16/21   Would you like some delicious coffee? If so, do you prefer whole bean or ground? If ground, what grind? Also, light or dark roast? Flavor preferences?   8/17/21   I may be going to the Renaissance Fair this weekend (if not this weekend then soon and multiple times), any Ren Faire goodies you may like?    I always go to my town's local Farmer's Market and they have booths selling things like candles, Gourmet Pickles, Flavored Oils and Vinegars, dog treats (like bones and animal feet), honey, and bath products. Would you like any of these things?   Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies?    If you didn't say much about your reading preferences in your survey but would be interested in receiving books, can you elaborate a bit?   Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters?    8/18/21   Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)?   Are there patterns/prints (more guidance than general Halloween/Autumn) you like for things or are you open to whatever I may find that speaks to me?    Any significant other or other special person? Like if I wanted to send you specialty cocoa for a date night, would that be OK? I am making up the cocoa part, but you get my drift.   I would love to request folks to to put their wish list in this thread and link in their signature. I would love to decant from my oils if I have any my person is looking for!    If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms?   8/19/21   Do you have an Amazon link?  Can you post it?? 
if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry?  If so, what’s your user name there??   8/20/21   I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery.    Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts?   8/21/21   So partner, would you be interested in a Frankenbag done in Halloween prints?   Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about?   how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox)   I may have preemptively picked out 2 Halloween-themed mugs with cute matching spoons, before I knew who my match was going to be! So I leave it to you: Bat, or Cat?   8/22/21   If you mentioned aversions to any common Halloween decor items (skeletons, witches, spiders, etc.), how encompassing is that? Specifically, is a "kid friendly" drawing of that same item on a piece of decor (like, a book cover or wrapping paper) still a preferred pass? 
  Would you be interested in receiving a never-used eyeshadow palette from Nororiously Morbid (gothy colors) and/or a never-used eyeshadow palette from Pretty Vulgar (romantic neutrals)?   8/23/21   I live in Japan. Are you interested in anything specifically Japanese I could get for you here (doesn't necessarily have to be Halloween themed)? For example, are you a fan of the anime Demon Slayer and want merch? Are you interested in trying some fun kit-kat flavors? Do you need a new set of pretty chopsticks?   there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes?     Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like?  https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/fall-lineup-2021   8/24/21   Could you use a journal or sketchbook?    Do you need BPAL storage?  Imps?  Bottles?    Do you wear socks?  What kind?  No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee?  Fibers?   Do you have a favorite candy(ies) [or prepacked individual snacks] that you wouldn't mind filling up your box as packing material? Or teas/coffee blends you'd enjoy? If you prefer none of this, that's fine too!    I'm going down the Shore for a few days! Any treats you'd like from a cute beach town- salt water taffy? Fudge? Wrist fans? Tie-dye beach dress...?   How do you feel about fancy marshmallows?   8/25/21   We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour?    Anything from these Etsy shops? Kodiak Sea Charms, Halloween Hill Studio, Grave Markings   What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop?    8/27/21   I grow mugwort and it's harvest season. Would you like dried leaves for bathing or tea? Or a bound bundle for smoke cleansing? (Its said to be excellent for divination or lucid dreaming, but do not use if pregnant.)  its also a digestive bitter and tastes great on chicken.   I grow loads of other herbs and I'm drying them now. Any favorites you might like? Mint, basil, oregano, chives, lemon balm or others?   I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest?   Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like.   I grew a boatload of Green Shiso this year and plan to make a shiso pesto with it. Would you like some? (Nut wise it has pistachios)    I also plan to experiment with infusing it in vodka. I'm planning a plain shiso infusion and a shiso citrus infusion. If they turn out would you like some?   8/28/21   Would you be interested in this hand sanitizer dispenser/keychain that doubles as a light (its eyes light up when you press between its eyes!)?  (see photo here)   If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in?     8/29/21    DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES?    DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING?   If you are enthused by the idea of receiving coffee, do you want whole bean or ground? AND do you have flavors that you like (or definitely hate and never want again)?   8/30/21   Would you be interested in some very size-inclusive tights? There are Halloween patterns, but also most colours under the sun, and are very comfy.   What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level?
  In case anyone else shares a love for adorable tiny plushies, any interest in v soft and cute vegetable/fruit plushies? There are also small animals.   The Polish Pickup/Indie Pickup is live for wishlisting, and will ship in time for this swap (this year). Anything strike your fancy? (It's not just nail polish...there's jewelry and bath scrubs and wax tarts and all manner of things. It's fun!)  https://polishpickup.com/   8/31/21   Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/   Hayden Evens Art has released some new Halloween and Disney-themed prints and stickers.  Do any spark your interest?   So would you hate or be into more miscreant Halloween vibe decor - like wholesome figurines repainted, creepy dolls, goats with horns, (fake) animal skeletons, things in jars? Is anything too dark, morbid, or recoil worthy?   do you use any sorts of semipermanent dyes or do anything fun/wild to your hair? are there any hair products you like?   what about skincare? i am pretty into k beauty and am curious if others are interested in any aspects of this.     9/2/21   Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.'s Halloween & Fall collection is out (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com/collections/halloween-fall-collection😞 anything you might be interested in?   Regarding tea, what type of tea do you prefer? Black tea, green tea, herbal tea? Any type of tea you really don’t enjoy?    9/4/21   are you interested in eco-friendly menstrual products? There are some beautiful gothic print reuseable pads I'm looking at specifically.   9/6/21   Bath and Body Works? I know this is a bit of a love em or hate em company, but I really love their foaming hand soaps and scented hand sanitizers and my kids like their body wash, so I'll be placing an order with the next good sale. Anything that catches your eye?   9/14/21   I'm making homemade applesauce this weekend with apples I picked last weekend. I'm going to try my hand at canning for the first time (got my mom, the experienced canner, on speed dial lol) If I succeed would you like a jar?

twilighteyes

twilighteyes

 

Updated questions

9/3 answers to moar questions  This should have me currently updated to the questions. Missed one! Anything from these Etsy shops? 
Kodiak Sea Charms -Very pretty but nothing for me here. 
Halloween Hill Studio – Think I will pass on these as well. 
Grave Markings Interesting but nothing that says buy me. I grow mugwort and it's harvest season. Would you like dried leaves for bathing or tea? Or a bound bundle for smoke cleansing?
Maybe for bathing that would be good.    I grow loads of other herbs and I'm drying them now. Any favorites you might like? Mint, basil, oregano, chives, lemon balm or others?
Catnip if you have it please for the boys.  Mint and lemon balm are other favorites, especially for tea.  I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest?
yes please!  Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like.
That’s awesome.  Hmm bet the boys might like them to play with?  I have four spoiled rotten cats. I grew a boatload of Green Shiso this year and plan to make a shiso pesto with it. Would you like some? (Nut wise it has pistachios) 
=o I don’t believe I’ve tried shiso, but I’d be willing to try the pesto.   I also plan to experiment with infusing it in vodka. I'm planning a plain shiso infusion and a shiso citrus infusion. If they turn out would you like some?
Yep! Would you be interested in this hand sanitizer dispenser/keychain that doubles as a light (its eyes light up when you press between its eyes!)?
lol oh yes please.  That sounds like my kind of dispenser/keychain If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in?
We have a few board games – monopoly, talisman, clue, cribbage, and cards against humanity.  We drag those out on Christmas Eve to play with whoever is left and drink lots of mead. This has not much to do with 13 nights but more vague ideas about my partner…. DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES? I find then spooky and like to watch some in the autumn in particular.
YES! Anne Rule has been a favorite in our house.   DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING?
uhm no not really.  When I bake it’s usually from a recipe from Gramma’s book or one I snagged from the net.  Attempting Welsh cakes this weekend. If you are enthused by the idea of receiving coffee, do you want whole bean or ground? AND do you have flavors that you like (or definitely hate and never want again)?
Just got a French press from an estate sale today.  I’m partial to Kona coffee in a medium roast – whole beans preferred but I’ll take ground as well. Would you be interested in some very size-inclusive tights? There are Halloween patterns, but also most colours under the sun, and are very comfy.
I don’t normally wear tights as I’ve got some chunky legs. But I am working on getting them more in shape.   What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level?
mmm Chilli sauces.. yummy! I love a raspberry/berry/jalapeno jam/jelly. I’m going to say about a medium on the heat.  In case anyone else shares a love for adorable tiny plushies, any interest in v soft and cute vegetable/fruit plushies? There are also small animals.
Plushie dragons! Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/
*blinks* oh jebsus.. we’ll be here all night… though the gourmet salt/sugars/peppercorns look amazing. So would you hate or be into more miscreant Halloween vibe decor - like wholesome figurines repainted, creepy dolls, goats with horns, (fake) animal skeletons, things in jars? Is anything too dark, morbid, or recoil worthy?
I think this would be a pass.  Do you use any sorts of semipermanent dyes or do anything fun/wild to your hair? are there any hair products you like?
I get my hair done every 8-10 weeks.  As Fall/Halloween arrives, Chi (the gal who does my hair) usually turns it a dark brown/black with heavy purple highlights. Spring/Summer is blonde with reds/brown highlights.   What about skincare? I am pretty into k beauty and am curious if others are interested in any aspects of this.
I hadn’t seen this, and it looks interesting.  I have sensitive skin and maybe this will help.  I don’t get breakouts on my face and for the most part not a lot of wrinkles.  Regarding tea, what type of tea do you prefer? Black tea, green tea, herbal tea? Any type of tea you really don’t enjoy? 
I love tea and drink a lot of it during the day – both hot and cold.  I prefer black teas, oolong, some herbals. Not a fan of the green or white teas.  When I buy it for me, I’ll get it loose leaf.  If I buy it for the house, then it’s going to be in tea bags/sachets.  I know I have a list out there for Dryad’s Tea.  I am a fan of breakfast teas as well as Earl/Lady Greys.  Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.'s Halloween & Fall collection is out (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com/collections/halloween-fall-collection😞 anything you might be interested in?
So long as it doesn’t have pachouli in it, it should be fine.

Renazuki

Renazuki

 

Q&A for 13 Nights of Halloween 2021 swap :)

Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament? Sounds adorable, sure! Especially cats      Are there any collage artists in the mix?   I would LOVE to curate one of spooky autumn goodness if my person were to be interested! Yeah! I like vintage-y stuff and Victoriana and ghostly things but really, throw whatever at me.   Have you seen the Dragon con list?  & would any of them appeal to you? Not particularly -- not a huge fan of peach!   Which Harry Potter house are you?  I would like to think Ravenclaw, but in truth, probably Hufflepuff.  Huffleclaw.   Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myself soon! 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CaitlinMcCarthyArt -- wow WOW wow yes these are gorgeous and I love them all???
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BatinYourBelfry -- RAT KING! I like all of the animal ones here a lot   I make beautiful and very lightweight yarn-and-ribbon hairfalls - would you like a set in the colors and length of your choice? If yes, name up to four colors and length in inches! No thank you!   Would you appreciate a skein of handspun yarn? If yes, what weight? What colors? How do you feel about beads? Any allergies to typical fibers? 150% yes please! Acrylic makes me itchy. I love a DK+ weight yarn, and surprise me on color! Prefer my yarn unbeaded, but I love beads on their own.     Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons? I have way too many stickers and buttons, but I love patches!   Do you spend time in the outdoors? As much as I can, though I live in a city.   Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking? Very much so -- mainly baking! Always interested in neat spices/sugars/etc. And would love some cute cookie cutters!   The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything? Those sugar scrubs look so nice -- I've never tried this shop before, but I would love one of those, and all the fall scents except Guy Fawkes sound nom.    The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye? Ok I know I said I have too many pins, HOWEVER, how-ev-er, I would definitely love the cat on a broom or May King pin, my goodness.   Zeep's Spooky Collection drops some time next week. Here's the scent list. Would you like any wax melts, candles, whipped soaps, sugar whips (whipped soap/scrub hybrid), body butter sugar scrubs (moisturizing scrub), meringues (lotion), bath bombs, or bath rocks from Zeep? Never heard of this shop either! I have a wax burner, and I love a leaf/pumpkin/bonfire home scent, so fire away with any of those (Fall Eats and Pumpkin Queen and Beetlegeuse  caught my eye for sure).   Does anyone here like vintage halloween? 
Yes! Especially Victorian/Art Nouveau-y stuff. Love cats, ghosts, skeletons, bats.   It seems like a lot of shops’ Halloween lines have items related to the same standard fandoms, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Beetlejuice, Addams Family, etc.  Do any of those (or other ones) particularly resonate with you?   Not really a fandom person, so no thank you!     How do you feel about oracle decks? Never heard of them! Will stick with tarot for the time being.   Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)? I'd love a little dish/plate for candles. I've also had my eye on some of the notebooks from Haute Macabre (https://haute-macabre.myshopify.com/collections/accoutrement/products/femina-ferox-notebook-by-open-sea-design-co)... really anything from HM is a safe bet.   Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives) Ooh, I love Lush, so yeah, if there are any exclusive scents/bath bombs/masks I'd love to try 'em!   Oh, and are you into astrology? Not too much. If it's helpful I just looked it up and I am a Sagittarius with Capricorn rising and a Scorpio moon!     Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price? I don't have a strong preference!   Fandoms: Don't have any!   Do you collect things like tarot decks?  If so do you have a wishlist or a list of ones you already have?  Would you like a silk tarot bag? Would love a bag! I have a few decks and am not in need of more.   Do you like rocks/crystals?  What colors kinds?  Would you like them in bead format (holes drilled?) Love 'em. Would love a string of beads, a palm stone, a geode, really anything. Am especially fond of labradorite and moonstone.   My mom has an etsy store - she makes bags.  Do you love anything from it?  Not particularly -- they're neat! But I have a pile of empty makeup + knitting bags waiting to be filled with stuff.   If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)? Any way is fine, messenger pigeons/squirrelpost gets exrta points.   Also, how do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever. Shmeh!   Let's say you want something knitted.  What are you most interested in?  Sure! Am always happy with infinity scarves, shawls, cowls, and hats. Here's my Ravelry favorites list 4 vibes: https://www.ravelry.com/people/rhonorv/favorites * What colors would you prefer said knitted object in? Earth tones or ocean tones, or black or grey  * Stripes, gradient, semi solid, variegated? Solid, or a dyed-variegated yarn! * What type of yarn would you prefer? Mohair or chunky knit   Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies?  (just erase the ones you don't want when you answer to make it easy?)   dried (we have a commercial sized dehydrator): Dried Honey Crisps Dried catnip Dried elderberries   canned: Candied jalapenos Cardamom plum jam Vanilla peach jam   homemade liqueur / brandy: Rose Petal liqueur (small sample) Plum Brandy (Slivovitz) (small sample) Lavender Vanilla Bean liqueur (small sample)   We are SWIMMING in zucchini right now.   Would you like any zucchini bread? No thank you!    How about pumpkin bread? Heck yeah!   If breads don't appeal, do you have a favorite baked or homemade treat recipe you'd love to have made for you? I would love to try your favorite thing to make, whatever that is!    Shoes: Size 5, but I am pretty overshoed at the moment and picky always. I will never say no to socks or slippers, though!     These are my questions, which I am also answering, because why not: Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters? Heck yeah! I have a ton but love indie comics and old single issues, especially weird sci fi and anything X-Men.   Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre? I love all of HM's site and have some of their stones (grey moonstone, garnet, labradorite), but am always happy to receive other special rocks and books from them.   What's your favorite flower(s)? Orchids and peonies!   What's you favorite woodland creature? All of them, even the bugs. But if I had to choose I'd say owls and chipmunks   Do you prefer receiving a big box with all of your goodies, or is it okay if one or two things are shipped directly to you separately (with notice!!) for customs/shipping cost purposes (i.e. if there's something customs might not allow in from the States that can be shipped from within your country)? Don't mind at all: whatever is easiest for you!   Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape?  Sure! Dome, please (Also, I have a small face/head)   And back to other folks' questions:   I have a literal stockpile of skincare products.  Can I interest you in cleanser, sheet masks, moisturizer, sample things etc etc.?  Or a general pampering package? What is your skin type? I have pretty oily skin, so anything that exfoliates would be nice! I enjoy samples.   Anything from here?  ChocolateStorybook on Etsy Cotton Candy!!!! Anything except the banana one for sure   I have been enjoying the incense from here hand-dipped incense sticks | Hexennacht and here Hand-dipped incense sticks | Mr. Hex (mr-hex.com)  Any thing interesting from either site? I can get a little sneezy with some kinds of incense, so I will pass.
8/16/21   Would you like some delicious coffee? If so, do you prefer whole bean or ground? If ground, what grind? Also, light or dark roast? Flavor preferences? Oooooh yes! Espresso ground only please; I don't have a grinder. I like coffee-flavored coffee but will try fancy flavors in small quantities, light to medium roast 😛   8/17/21   I may be going to the Renaissance Fair this weekend (if not this weekend then soon and multiple times), any Ren Faire goodies you may like?  Oh fun!! I miss fairs of all kinds... I realize that you have already gone and come back from the fair, but, in case it's helpful anyhow a fun pen, perhaps? Or a brooch/hair comb?   I always go to my town's local Farmer's Market and they have booths selling things like candles, Gourmet Pickles, Flavored Oils and Vinegars, dog treats (like bones and animal feet), honey, and bath products. Would you like any of these things? Am always happy to receive pickles and interesting spices/oils. No dog treats, though.   Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies?  Very slight preference for numbered packages but please don't knock yourself out if that's too much!   If you didn't say much about your reading preferences in your survey but would be interested in receiving books, can you elaborate a bit? I think I did, but will add a few more thoughts! I really love history books, though I have a toooon of books on Rome and Britain. I love non-fic nature/ecology books as well. I also love older sci fi, especially short story collections. I've been on a Virginia Woolf and Daphne DuMaurier kick lately, so anything by them/similar except Rebecca, To the Lighthouse, or Mrs. Dalloway would surely be enjoyed.   Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters? Meh! If I got them I bet I would try them, but I'm not a big cocktail maker at home.   8/18/21   Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)? Not that I can think of!   Are there patterns/prints (more guidance than general Halloween/Autumn) you like for things or are you open to whatever I may find that speaks to me? I dearly love a good plaid, and a realistic floral.   Any significant other or other special person? Like if I wanted to send you specialty cocoa for a date night, would that be OK? I am making up the cocoa part, but you get my drift. I have a husband! Coincidentally he loves hot cocoa, so.   I would love to request folks to to put their wish list in this thread and link in their signature. I would love to decant from my oils if I have any my person is looking for!  Done!   If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms? Not a big fandom person!   8/19/21   Do you have an Amazon link?  Can you post it??  I don't!
if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry?  If so, what’s your user name there?? I am, hooray! @rhonorv    8/20/21   I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery. Sure!!   Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts? Big yes to bath oils, have never had the pleasure! No thanks to t-shirts, and HG decants are welcome!   8/21/21   So partner, would you be interested in a Frankenbag done in Halloween prints? No thank you   Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about? Two of cats are pretty particular about food/treats with their panoply of old-cat GI complaints, but the other two are sturdy. They all love cat nip and silver vine.   how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox) Would love! I have a small butterfly shadowbox on my wall right now   I may have preemptively picked out 2 Halloween-themed mugs with cute matching spoons, before I knew who my match was going to be! So I leave it to you: Bat, or Cat? Cat!!!   8/22/21   If you mentioned aversions to any common Halloween decor items (skeletons, witches, spiders, etc.), how encompassing is that? Specifically, is a "kid friendly" drawing of that same item on a piece of decor (like, a book cover or wrapping paper) still a preferred pass? No aversions!
  Would you be interested in receiving a never-used eyeshadow palette from Nororiously Morbid (gothy colors) and/or a never-used eyeshadow palette from Pretty Vulgar (romantic neutrals)? Sure to the romantic neutrals!   8/23/21   I live in Japan. Are you interested in anything specifically Japanese I could get for you here (doesn't necessarily have to be Halloween themed)? For example, are you a fan of the anime Demon Slayer and want merch? Are you interested in trying some fun kit-kat flavors? Do you need a new set of pretty chopsticks? Oh!! Matcha Kit Kats!!!!! Any kind of printed fabric I could make into a scarf or headband would also be delightful   there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes?  Socks welcome! I'm a size 5 shoe. I've got way too many t-shirts  I love all of these: https://www.teeturtle.com/products/purrfect-together-socks?variant=19577791455078 https://www.teeturtle.com/products/black-cat-socks https://www.teeturtle.com/products/running-with-chainsaws-socks https://www.teeturtle.com/products/lucky-kitty-socks   Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like? https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/fall-lineup-2021 I've never tried this house! Persephone's Descent, Amethyst, and Spider Silk are the scents that most appeal to me. All the lip balms look great too.   8/24/21   Could you use a journal or sketchbook? For sure!!   Do you need BPAL storage?  Imps?  Bottles? Imp storage would be really nice!! I have about 40 that are in all different little cardboard jewelry boxes...   Do you wear socks?  What kind?  No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee?  Fibers? I do! All either ankle or calf-height (for boots). I prefer thinner socks (cotton/rayon)   Do you have a favorite candy(ies) [or prepacked individual snacks] that you wouldn't mind filling up your box as packing material? Or teas/coffee blends you'd enjoy? If you prefer none of this, that's fine too!  That's such a cute idea! I love Werthers and raisinets. Am also a fan of tea, especially rooiboses   I'm going down the Shore for a few days! Any treats you'd like from a cute beach town- salt water taffy? Fudge? Wrist fans? Tie-dye beach dress...? Big yes to taffy or fudge!   How do you feel about fancy marshmallows? Pretty good!   8/25/21   We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour?  Any kind sound good to me!!    Anything from these Etsy shops? Grave Markings I love! No ty to the others     What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop? Oh ho ho, anything there is a safe bet for me!   8/27/21   I grow mugwort and it's harvest season. Would you like dried leaves for bathing or tea? Or a bound bundle for smoke cleansing? (Its said to be excellent for divination or lucid dreaming, but do not use if pregnant.)  its also a digestive bitter and tastes great on chicken. No thank you!   I grow loads of other herbs and I'm drying them now. Any favorites you might like? Mint, basil, oregano, chives, lemon balm or others? Love mint! Would happily try any of the listed dried, edible herbs.   I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest? No thanks!   Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like. YES! I am generally interested in any natural artifacts from places where I don't live (leaves, feathers, shells, stones).   I grew a boatload of Green Shiso this year and plan to make a shiso pesto with it. Would you like some? (Nut wise it has pistachios) Sure!!   I also plan to experiment with infusing it in vodka. I'm planning a plain shiso infusion and a shiso citrus infusion. If they turn out would you like some? Also sure!   8/28/21   Would you be interested in this hand sanitizer dispenser/keychain that doubles as a light (its eyes light up when you press between its eyes!)?  (see photo here) No thank you!   If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in? I enjoy Dominion (have the base game), Pandemic (have the Cthulu version), and Catan (don't have a copy of my own), and I like trying new board/card games too!      8/29/21    DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES?  DO I EVER!!!!! TRULY A LOT.    DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING? I've never had one but I love random magazines and backing, so yes!   If you are enthused by the idea of receiving coffee, do you want whole bean or ground? AND do you have flavors that you like (or definitely hate and never want again)? Ground, espresso if possible please! Will try small amounts of any flavor, but I prefer regular coffee.   8/30/21   Would you be interested in some very size-inclusive tights? There are Halloween patterns, but also most colours under the sun, and are very comfy. Sure!! Kind of low on tights right now, actually, and I wear a small + am pretty short (5'2") if length is an option.   What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level? Sure -- Mild to medium spicy works!
  In case anyone else shares a love for adorable tiny plushies, any interest in v soft and cute vegetable/fruit plushies? There are also small animals. All plushies will be requisitioned by the cats of the house, so anything safe for them is fine I don't collect them myself..   The Polish Pickup/Indie Pickup is live for wishlisting, and will ship in time for this swap (this year). Anything strike your fancy? (It's not just nail polish...there's jewelry and bath scrubs and wax tarts and all manner of things. It's fun!) https://polishpickup.com/ Nothing jumps out!   8/31/21   Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/ Oh cool!! The seafood blends and sugars all look amazing.   Hayden Evens Art has released some new Halloween and Disney-themed prints and stickers.  Do any spark your interest? Nope!   So would you hate or be into more miscreant Halloween vibe decor - like wholesome figurines repainted, creepy dolls, goats with horns, (fake) animal skeletons, things in jars? Is anything too dark, morbid, or recoil worthy? Hail Satan, so sure! My line is like, actual stuff in formaldehyde (mainly because of Cat Breakage Risk). Love skeletons and bones. Shmeh on creepy dolls.   do you use any sorts of semipermanent dyes or do anything fun/wild to your hair? are there any hair products you like? I'm pretty boring on the dye front, though I do love silk/satin scarves and ribbons for braids!   what about skincare? i am pretty into k beauty and am curious if others are interested in any aspects of this. I'd definitely try sample sizes of some K-beauty! I used to visit a shop regularly (that has since closed :,( ) that was all K-Beauty and it was the best. Love me some snail mucin/bee venom.   Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.'s Halloween & Fall collection is out (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com/collections/halloween-fall-collection anything you might be interested in? Oh, I just ordered some Once Bitten soap and a candle, so I'll pass!! haha   Regarding tea, what type of tea do you prefer? Black tea, green tea, herbal tea? Any type of tea you really don’t enjoy?  Rooibos and basic green and Paris from Harney and Sons are my favorites. I also love fruity teas (I make them into iced tea!)   9/4/21 are you interested in eco-friendly menstrual products? There are some beautiful gothic print reuseable pads I'm looking at specifically. No thanks!   9/6/21 Bath and Body Works? I know this is a bit of a love em or hate em company, but I really love their foaming hand soaps and scented hand sanitizers and my kids like their body wash, so I'll be placing an order with the next good sale. Anything that catches your eye? They unfortunately often make me sneeze :,(   9/14/21 I'm making homemade applesauce this weekend with apples I picked last weekend. I'm going to try my hand at canning for the first time (got my mom, the experienced canner, on speed dial lol) If I succeed would you like a jar? Heck yes! Good luck!

rhonorv

rhonorv

 

September

Starting with a week of Luper bottles. 🌹 This batch has a few notes in common: hay, rice milk, and roses make repeat appearances, and all of them are in the category of scents that, whenever I wear them, I always think, "Omg, why don't I wear this more often???" (the answer is that my collection is silly-big. that is all.)   September 1: Trois -- If you've been following along, at this point you're probably aware of my fondness for obsession with ambergris and white roses. I have a LOT of scents featuring one or both of those. I also have a lot of scents that feature orris or iris. This one is all three in a beautiful, simple, straightforward blend. Salty pale roses with a light dusting of orris powder. Just flippin' beautiful. I mean, provided that you're into that sort of thing. ;} Reasonable wear length, fairly low throw.   September 2: Flickering Lantern -- Taking advantage of a day off to wear something that I absolutely cannot wear to work. 😂 This is a very, very strong scent on me, a glorious, heady mix of sweet tobacco, big densely-petaled purple roses, and, above all, a really thick, lightly smoky beeswax. Time has given this one intense throw -- I left a room and my SO commented on my perfume still being present five minutes later -- and fantastic longevity. It feels like dimly lit rooms and velvet curtains. It's a little dirty. I love it. 💜   September 3: Cinq -- If I'd have thought this through a little harder, I'd have worn Trois today and this two days from now. But, no, I was not clever with my picks this week and went with gut feelings instead of brains. Anyway, this is a slightly tart biiiiiig fluffy pink tea rose perfume that dries down to shortbread cookies on me. It's pretty fun; I actually like it more now than when I first got it, though tea rose remains my least favorite rose. If this one were made with white or red rose notes instead, I'd love it even more, but the way it shifts abruptly and absolutely on my skin is something of a delight as it is. I wore it to work because it only has significant throw for maybe five minutes, then settles down to a soft, inoffensive buttery cookie scent. It lasted almost all day, and now, eight and a half hours later (including transit time), there is only the memory of shortbread and I really have to sniff hard to get that much.   September 4: Parlement of Foules '08 -- Oh, why not. One more rose before I move on to the hay and rice milk. (I actually swapped a couple bottles out because I felt like I had too much rose for one week. ...not that there's really any such thing BUT ANYWAY.) Another very simple rose blend: white rose and soft resins. I'm pretty certain the resins are frankincense, myrrh, and a bit of benzoin. The balance here is very nice, both aspects are distinct and present and, on me at least, neither overwhelms the other. It feels very pure, very smooth, and very delicate without ever being faint or weak. This was one of my first big rose loves (along with To Helen and Her Voice) and I still really enjoy wearing it. It's one that definitely needs rolling before wear -- the resins settle to the bottom over time. Throw is fragrant but not overwhelming, and it has a good weartime.   September 5: Round Dance -- This one hit me a bit out of left field, tbqh. About half the notes are ones I don't especially like (carnation, strawberry, pink ["blush"] amber) and the rest (lavender, hay, vanilla cream, candyfloss) are often iffy. But somehow, somehow this pulls itself out the realm of sticky sweet plasticky candle, which is what I expected when I originally tested the decant, and draws me into a softly sweet quasi-floral pink haze that drifts around me for hours, shifting slowly but constantly. The hay and lavender do a great job balancing out the sweetness and the whole thing is very smooth. I was very glad I took a chance on this one. I tested it three times before I committed to a full bottle because it was so generally outside of my usual tolerances, but it really does smell great on me.   September 6: Kitten with a Shamisen Daydreams of a Phallus Palanquin -- Obviously a Shunga. 😂 Soft, springtime pear with a background of cool rice milk blended with white musk. It really does what it says it does on the package. The pear is very mellow, more Bartlett than anything else, but not quite ripe, so it isn't too sweet; the rice milk is light and translucent and not as dense as the standard milk or cream notes; the white musk is clean and very slightly laundry-fresh. It's a very pleasant blend, with low enough throw that it's worksafe for me. The wearlength and tenacity is pretty impressive, though. I took a shower and the rice milk & white musk survived, though the pear completely vanished. Good stuff.   September 7: Rendevous With Her Lover Behind the Rice Straws -- The notes are hay absolute, rice milk, and sugar. It smells, on me, a bit like a scented eraser intended to smell like a bowl of cereal milk. This isn't a bad thing! 😂 It has the slightly lemony sugar note and a warm, almost herbal sweetness from the hay, plus that delightful rice note, but it doesn't smell natural, if that makes sense. It smells like perfume, and it has a very slightly plasticky aspect on my skin. So, scented eraser by association. I do like it quite a bit, and it has a decent throw and long wear time. It was very sharp when it was new, but a year and a half later, it's mellowed considerably.   September 8: Pericardium -- One more Luper snuck in. :3 I'm pretty sure I got this mostly looking at the rice milk, but it's primarily a pale woods and resins scent with a punch of clove. The first review mentions a similarity to Liz (Hellboy) and I can see it. Liz is stronger and much more smoky, but I would consider recommending this to someone who wants something in the same ballpark, but maybe a little less on fire. As it were. The white amber, very perfumey, amps up as it sits on my skin. It never quite goes single note, remaining a lovely, complex blend throughout the wear (5-6 hours) but most of the other notes take a back seat. I find this one a moderately strong blend, but I'm also weirdly neutral about it. It's nice, but kind of boring after a while.   September 9: Öndurdis -- It was sweaty today, so I picked a cooling perfume. This is yet another one of the Lab's wintry wonders, bracing pine and snow first, but unlike some of the others, this really fades sweet on me. Towards the end it's almost entirely something like honey and berries with a hint of pine. Low throw, but good lasting power. I can still smell a hint of it on my wrists after a full day of work. This isn't a huge favorite, but it's nice and worth keeping a partial for days like this.   September 10: Scorched Oak & Blonde Tobacco -- I almost didn't want to put this on my skin. 😂 I know several people who loved this, so I'm glad to have gotten to test it, but hoo boy, it is not for me. It smells as it sounds like it ought, lightly burnt oak wood, perhaps hit by lightning, since there's some ozone that comes out on my skin, bolstered by pale, slightly damp tobacco, but on my skin that doesn't translate into something I want to smell like. It's perfumey and slightly tannic in the wrong ways and sniffing it makes my nose kind of wrinkle. Not into it. It has a moderate throw, but I'm not sure about the full wear length because I covered it up after an hour or so because I was tired of smelling it. 😅 The good news is that layered with NCD Ceraunophilia, the oak mellows out and it instead adds an extra 'this lightning definitely hit a tree' aspect to that scent, which is much more pleasant for me.   September 11: Mochitsuki Tanuki (proto 2012) -- Let's do some weird stuff! So in 2011/12 there was a Will-Call location near where I lived and they regularly got protos for upcoming series and sometimes allowed regulars to snag those bottles afterwards. Once in a while, those scents never actually materialized, and so there are some bottles floating around that are permanent protos. This is one of those. If you search 'mochitsuki' on the forum, you'll find a few references to it (some of which are me, lol). There was a Tanuki-centric release that spring, and I assume this was intended to be part of it, but didn't make the cut for whatever reason. I'll always be a bit sad about that, but not too sad, since, well, I have this bottle. It's mostly a mildly sweet rice scent -- having eaten fresh mochi, it does smell like a perfumer's interpretation of that -- possibly with a hint of light musk and a little sandalwood. I really love it. (As an aside, if you do that search, you'll see people speculating that it was supposed to be a Lunacy because tsuki means moon. They are 99% likely wrong. ^___^ Tsuki can mean moon, but 'mochitsuki' means 'mochi pounding', and is a traditional part of Japanese New Year's festivities.)   September 12: Great Hole Full of Stardust (Map of Dreams/proto 2012) -- The next three are a series. There was small collection that was based on Sydney Sime's Map of Dreams that came out around the right time, but they have different names and smell quite different from the ones that were released (I have decants of three of the four), so I suspect these ones were scrapped rather than renamed. I would honestly love to see The Lab revisit this map; there are a TON of amazing possible perfume names that could be pulled from it, both ridiculous and evocative. This one smells fizzy, to my nose a bit gingery, with possibly some myrrh and a cooler aquatic note. One of the Will-Call reviews mentioned tea, and I could see that as well, it has some of the earthiness on late drydown that matcha can have. The bottle I have of this is a very, very low partial because at some point it spilled all over the others in this batch of protos. You can poke around the internet and find pics of these specific bottles (I got these three secondhand but Mochitsuki firsthand, long story) ...the labels on them over the Lab's labels are my handwriting because I helped clean up. 😂   September 13: Nightmare Brink (Map of Dreams/proto 2012) -- The source for this is the same as yesterday's scent. I said in my Will-Call review that it reminded me of Chaotic, and it still does, albeit without the sharp pungency of the wasabi. But I'm inclined to suspect a few musks (at the very least, brown) and some element that brings out a dried fruit scent as well as some woody notes, probably not sandalwood, but possibly cedar. Very, very late drydown I get something reminiscent of leather as well, but I don't think it's strong enough to be one of The Lab's actual leather notes, it's more like ... fruit leather. I know there's something fairly common that gives a leathery impression but isn't leather (like benzoin gives a vanillic impression but isn't actually vanilla)  but I'm excruciatingly tired and can't remember what it is atm. ^^;   September 14: Sea of Moon Dew (Map of Dreams/proto 2012) -- So I thought this was waxy when I initially sniffed it, but now, several years later, I think it's mostly florals. It has that particular funk that lilies, especially, have on my skin, plus some very shimmering musk, possibly white musk and/or skin musk. I still think there's a bit of white rose in here, as well as some other pale floral. It's very soft, dreamy, and almost misty. Late drydown is mostly a soft musk. It's not bad at all, but I actually like it more in the bottle than I do on my skin.   Next up, I'll test the three that I have four scents from the actually released Land of Dreams collection. I'm missing Wake, but I have the others. Lol, actually, I do have Wake. I have a low partial instead of a decant. Friends, don't let your collection get like this. 😂   September 15: Sleep (Land of Dreams LE 2012) -- I poked my email archive to see what the Lab had to say about this release, and this is what I found: "As a preview for the upcoming addition to Somnium, we present the compass points of Sidney Sime's map of the Land of Dreams." But instead, a couple of things were DC'd and the expansion never happened. ^^; These were LE and have largely quietly vanished from the BPAL consciousness. I've got them, though, so I may as well wear them! This is almost entirely very herbal lavender on me.  The zdravetz is present but not overwhelming, enhancing the herbaceousness and adding a bit of woodiness. After it fully dries down, a hint of the lotus sweetness and darker tobacco and vetiver slide in, but by and large, it's a cool, mellow woody  lavender, not sweet at all, and very relaxing. I was already tired when I put it on (*after* work, like a sensible person) and I ended up snoozing out on the couch for a few hours. So, ah, I guess it works, though given my state prior, I'm not sure if that should be used as a metric. 😂 Judging by the amount I've used from this decant vs the other two, I'm guessing I must have worn it quite a bit for a while, but I'd be lying if I said I remembered it. This is not that unusual for me with sleep scents, however, since they're there primarily to assist in going to sleep so I don't pay as much attention to the experience of wearing them as I do those that I wear for the scent. I should have a bottle of Sopor, the recent TAL sleep scent, in the mail & arriving Friday (along with a number of other things, hooray!) so I'll be curious to see how that one does for me. :3   Wellllllllll...my Lab order(s -- it was three combined >_>;; ) arrived today instead of tomorrow. Soooo.... I'm going to let 'em rest a bit and finish this series and then it'll be a few new things. :3 (In case you were curious, Sopor, sniffed fresh outta the mailbox, smells approximately halfway between TKO and Sleep. It's sweeter than Sleep, but less so than TKO and much more herbal. Also, there's a ton of lavender buds and other small plant bits in my bottle.   September 16: Dream (Land of Dreams LE 2012) -- This one's interesting. It starts with a burst of very fresh lavender, but that fades fairly quickly and it rapidly becomes a warm, fascinating, incense-like scent. If I sniff extremely hard, I can still smell a little lavender, but otherwise, it's buried under the other notes. The rose and white musk are purely assists here, I can only tell the rose is there because I obsess about it.   I looked up shamama attar and found that it's a bit of a trade secret, apparently, each place that produces it does so with slightly different ingredients. There's a pretty neat article about it here on Fragrantica (login needed) but other articles mentioned the same thing. But it's definitely a part of this scent, giving it a much more musky aura than the rest of the notes would indicate. I wore it during the day, so I can't say if it might result in odd dreams, but it's a very pleasant scent, lasts quite a long time, and is very fragrant. I can still smell it (5+ hours later) wafting off my wrists as I type.   September 17: Nightmare (Land of Dreams LE 2012) -- Hm. I do not especially like this one at first. It's very sharp on me, with thick, almost syrupy background. As it dries it gets nicer, the resins start coming up and softening it considerably. Late drydown the champaca takes over. It's fine, but not something I'm likely to seek out more of in the future. The lavender in this is quite mellow and chills in the background here; I never even get the burst like I did with Dream. Decent wear time, low to moderate throw.

windbourne

windbourne

 

Interesting layering combinations

I don't do layering a whole ton but here's some descriptions of ones I have done.   Splatter Comedy, Formula SGHAN3: Birthday Cake, Snow Bunny '08, Pop! - A cinnamon cake left out in a forest and covered in snow   Dead Leaves and Coffee Beans, The Kingdom of Sweets, Peppermint Cream Cupcake, Do You Like Clowns? - The Witch's house from Hansel and Gretel in the fall after she added fresh peppermints and gumdrops

fairybites

fairybites

 

2021 13 Nights of Halloween post II

Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament? Yes please!!    Are there any collage artists in the mix?   I would LOVE to curate one of spooky autumn goodness if my person were to be interested! Um, no but this sounds lovely?    Have you seen the Dragon con list?  & would any of them appeal to you? Yes!  The vanilla wafer and peach sounds intriguing and even an imp would be awesome!     8/12/21   Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myself soon!     No, not really I don't think......
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CaitlinMcCarthyArt
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BatinYourBelfry   I make beautiful and very lightweight yarn-and-ribbon hairfalls - would you like a set in the colors and length of your choice? If yes, name up to four colors and length in inches! Remember- this can be part of your Halloween costume!   Sadly, just chopped all my hair off so, thank you but no!    Would you appreciate a skein of handspun yarn? If yes, what weight? What colors? How do you feel about beads? Any allergies to typical fibers?  Always!  I love all weights except lace, all colors, love beads, and I'm not fond of mohair.  Angora is my most lusted after fiber but uber expensive like quivit so yeah......   Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons?  Stickers!!  Yay!!    Do you spend time in the outdoors?   Yes, in the summer we hang out at a campsite with our friends and family on the weekends, and we have an older travel trailer that we will be replacing with a newer model in the next 5-7 years to travel with upon hubby's retirement (in 7-10 years or so)   Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking?  Yes, very much, especially baking.  I much prefer doing stuff from scratch over box stuff     8/13/21   The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything?  Anything in Once for Yes, Twice for No, prefer sample sizes    The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye?  No thank you!    Zeep's Spooky Collection drops some time next week. Here's the scent list. Would you like any wax melts, candles, whipped soaps, sugar whips (whipped soap/scrub hybrid), body butter sugar scrubs (moisturizing scrub), meringues (lotion), bath bombs, or bath rocks from Zeep?  Boo-Nilla Scream in the Body Butter/Sugar Scrub or Body Meringue would be awesome!    8/14/21   Does anyone here like vintage halloween?   Not really my thing.........
  Examples:   9-A58-DE22-E780-4-B27-A9-B0-EE073-DEE7-C C3305-EE3-8496-4910-82-ED-63-BB55746819. FB34-B810-6-DDC-41-E0-89-C1-544-B17-FEEA E1409-A39-568-D-4127-9673-5-B872-F132-A0 105-C3878-9884-4-D07-A215-A31-DFAE3511-D       It seems like a lot of shops’ Halloween lines have items related to the same standard fandoms, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Beetlejuice, Addams Family, etc.  Do any of those (or other ones) particularly resonate with you?   Not really........   How do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever.   Fun!      If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)?   I drink both bags and looseleaf, and do you think you could talk the gargoyles into bringing me some?  I do love me some gargoyles.......     Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price?  Dealers Choice!  Yeah, I know this probably doesn't help, but honestly just try and have fun with it      What are your fandoms, if any? Firefly/Serenity Star Wars, especially the droids Dexter Calvin and Hobbes La Femme Nikita (USA tv series version) Eeyore from Disney   Do you collect things like tarot decks?  If so do you have a wish list or a list of ones you already have?  Would you like a silk tarot bag?  No, and yes.  I have a very special tarot that a very dear friend designed and a silk bag would be awesome!!    Do you like rocks/crystals?  What colors / kinds?  Would you like them with holes drilled (either as a pendant - you'd need to stick a bale in, or a bead?)  I adore beads and crystals, especially semiprecious stones; my colors are golds and bronzes and reds, and then deep greens and blues.  Drilled, beads, or to be heaped in a bowl, all work    My mom has an etsy store - she makes bags.  Do you love anything from it?  We can also do box bags, draw string bags, dice bags, etc. and if you want a different type of material or a different fabric pattern, I'm open to links to specific things.   (yes, we have harry potter things.  We bought most of it before JKR showed herself to be a twat since we buy lots of bolts at the same time - yes, we have a whole room stuffed full of fabric.)  Twi knows what I like from here.....and, I have stuff favorited from it in my Etsy.  Easy peasy    Let's say you want something knitted.  What are you most interested in?  (hat, fingerless mitts, scarf, shawl, cowl, infinity scarf, shawlette, gnome, doily, coffee mug cozy, talisman bag, dice bag, soap sack, washcloth (I have a pattern with the leviathan cross for bpal), amigurumi / toy, bracelet, cuff, necklace, other?)   (Can you link to a photo of what you envision or a pattern on ravelry?  Or put it on pinterest or something if you have that.)   * What colors would you prefer said knitted object in?  * Stripes, gradient, semi solid, variegated? * What type of yarn would you prefer?  ("wool", BFL, merino, merino/silk, merino/silk/cashmere, merino/cashmere, just silk, just cashmere, tencel (non-animal, plant based), other?   I also have non-dyed organic wool (mill spun) from our own sheep - finnsheep and shetland.  The finnsheep is dark brown (sun bleached black sheep from Sarge and our two black ewes we can't tell apart so they're ewe 1 and ewe 2) or a lighter silvery beige (from freckles) and the shetland is white.  (we just call her shetland.  They're mom's sheep, she should have named them, lol.)  Most of my stripy yarn is either merino or merino cashmere.) You can check out some of my finished projects on Ravelry if you like (click on the project for more photos)  (I'll have to make a list of which items are available  because I knit a lot of things and then just put them in a cabinet and gift or sell them.) I'm deazinn on Ravelry and have a ton of info on there.  Feel free to stalk me, all the info you need is there.  Seriously, info overload, have fun!!    Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies?  (just erase the ones you don't want when you answer to make it easy?) (see list in this post under spoiler because long) dried honeycrisps vanilla peach jam   8/15/21 How do you feel about oracle decks?  Not for me    Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)?  I'm not learned enough yet, so no thank you    Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives)  I adore Thornton's Alpine bars, Cadbury's caramallow bars, and Liberty of London fabric   Oh, and are you into astrology?  Yes, I am; I am a Scorpio born on 11/09   What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)?  Youth or Big Kids size 4    Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters?  Yes, I currently am lemming Firefly and the Anne Bonny comics.  And later issues of The Accelerators.  Poke me if you need issue numbers    Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre?  No, thank you   What's your favorite flower(s)?  Carnations, and Sterling Silver roses    What's you favorite woodland creature?  Moose are my absolute favorites, but I pretty much love all critters; deer and fox are especially fascinating as are birds of all types.  But moose are my jam   Do you prefer receiving a big box with all of your goodies, or is it okay if one or two things are shipped directly to you separately (with notice!!) for customs/shipping cost purposes (i.e. if there's something customs might not allow in from the States that can be shipped from within your country)?  Whatever's easiest for you!    Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape?   Yes!  Either shape is fine, I wear both depending on the day    I have a literal stockpile of skincare products.  Can I interest you in cleanser, sheet masks, moisturizer, sample things etc etc.?  Or a general pampering package? What is your skin type?  No, thank you    Anything from here?  ChocolateStorybook on Etsy  No   I have been enjoying the incense from here hand-dipped incense sticks | Hexennacht and here Hand-dipped incense sticks | Mr. Hex (mr-hex.com)  Any thing interesting from either site?  I don't burn incense as my husband is allergic.  Thanks 
8/16/21   Would you like some delicious coffee? If so, do you prefer whole bean or ground? If ground, what grind? Also, light or dark roast? Flavor preferences?  Yes, but I'm picky.  I like ground, to go in a kcup.  Dark or medium roast, with flavors of chocolate, vanilla, or cinnamon.  My very most favorite coffee ever has all three flavors.  A 1/4 lb is plenty cause I don't drink coffee often    8/17/21 I may be going to the Renaissance Fair this weekend (if not this weekend then soon and multiple times), any Ren Faire goodies you may like? Local honey, embroidered ribbons, handspun yarn, cool tshirts (unisex large or womens 2X)   I always go to my town's local Farmer's Market and they have booths selling things like candles, Gourmet Pickles, Flavored Oils and Vinegars, dog treats (like bones and animal feet), honey, and bath products. Would you like any of these things?  Dog treats would be awesome, honey, and kosher dill pickles would be great!    Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies? Again, dealers choice!    If you didn't say much about your reading preferences in your survey but would be interested in receiving books, can you elaborate a bit?  Amazon list and previous blog entries should cover it all    Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters? My husband would love it!!    8/18/21 Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)?  dirty socks, half eaten food, skunk sprayed things??    Are there patterns/prints (more guidance than general Halloween/Autumn) you like for things or are you open to whatever I may find that speaks to me? Whatever speaks to you is fine!    Any significant other or other special person? Like if I wanted to send you specialty cocoa for a date night, would that be OK? I am making up the cocoa part, but you get my drift.  A date night offering would be awesome!!  My husband and I have been together for 37 years and married 34 and we love to do special things together    I would love to request folks to to put their wish list in this thread and link in their signature. I would love to decant from my oils if I have any my person is looking for! If you go to a computer my links are there in my signature.  I'm going to figure out how to put them in a separate blog post   If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms? Ummmmm.....poke me if you really need this??    8/19/21 Do you have an Amazon link?  Can you post it?? In my signature 
if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry?  If so, what’s your user name there??  Yep, I'm deazinn over there as well    8/20/21 I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery.   Never heard of such a thing, but I'd love to try some!    Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts?  Yes!!  I have the items I'd love in my wishlist in my signature link    8/21/21 So partner, would you be interested in a Frankenbag done in Halloween prints?  Yes please    Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about?  She's a heavy chewer and allergic to chicken    how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox)  It would be beautiful and I'd be honored    I may have preemptively picked out 2 Halloween-themed mugs with cute matching spoons, before I knew who my match was going to be! So I leave it to you: Bat, or Cat?  Bat!    8/22/21 If you mentioned aversions to any common Halloween decor items (skeletons, witches, spiders, etc.), how encompassing is that? Specifically, is a "kid friendly" drawing of that same item on a piece of decor (like, a book cover or wrapping paper) still a preferred pass?  Nope, that would be fine.  It's just the realistic type spider stuff that freaks me out.  I actually really love spider webs 
  Would you be interested in receiving a never-used eyeshadow palette from Nororiously Morbid (gothy colors) and/or a never-used eyeshadow palette from Pretty Vulgar (romantic neutrals)?  Yes, either would be awesome thank you    8/23/21 I live in Japan. Are you interested in anything specifically Japanese I could get for you here (doesn't necessarily have to be Halloween themed)? For example, are you a fan of the anime Demon Slayer and want merch? Are you interested in trying some fun kit-kat flavors? Do you need a new set of pretty chopsticks?  I love and use fans; Small Starbucks items are fun; scraps of fabrics that are Japanese are awesome and I'd love to try and sew with some sometime; small batch gluten free soy sauce; chopsticks   there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes?  Ummmm....sizes you have, surprise me?    Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like? https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/fall-lineup-2021  Nope, I don't think so right now    8/24/21 Could you use a journal or sketchbook? No cause my husband would bean me.  Have you SEEN my collection?     Do you need BPAL storage?  Imps?  Bottles? I'm pretty good right now......   Do you wear socks?  What kind?  No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee?  Fibers?  I wear socks all the time.  I'd really love a couple pair of heavy white cotton bobby socks.  My favorite socks are bombas ankles socks, but they are kinda pricey.  I wear size small.  Going into winter I need the ankle socks though.     Do you have a favorite candy(ies) [or prepacked individual snacks] that you wouldn't mind filling up your box as packing material? Or teas/coffee blends you'd enjoy? If you prefer none of this, that's fine too!  It's so stinking hot here right now that I'm kinda scared anything chocolate (my favorite) would melt.  I like snack size portions of peanuts and smoked almonds, sahale honey glazed almonds, sugar free jerky; I love teas of all kinds EXCEPT with a licorace, anise or earl grey/bergamot taste.     I'm going down the Shore for a few days! Any treats you'd like from a cute beach town- salt water taffy? Fudge? Wrist fans? Tie-dye beach dress...?  No taffy; I love fudge - chocolate, chocolate walnut or peanut butter; a tie dye beach dress would be awesome!  Either in greys/purples or in autumns/greens    How do you feel about fancy marshmallows?  I don't really like marshmallows, sorry    8/25/21 We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour?  Not a gummy person any more, sorry!!    Anything from these Etsy shops? Kodiak Sea Charms (no) , Halloween Hill Studio (no) , Grave Markings (candy corn earrings)   What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop?  No, thank you!!    8/27/21 I grow mugwort and it's harvest season. Would you like dried leaves for bathing or tea? Or a bound bundle for smoke cleansing? (Its said to be excellent for divination or lucid dreaming, but do not use if pregnant.)  its also a digestive bitter and tastes great on chicken.  Dried leaves for tea or cooking please!!    I grow loads of other herbs and I'm drying them now. Any favorites you might like? Mint, basil, oregano, chives, lemon balm or others?  Yes please, any you care to share!     I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest?  Again, yes please!    Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like.  While I would adore some peacock feathers, I'm still putting together my home from my move so, right now, sorry, no.     I grew a boatload of Green Shiso this year and plan to make a shiso pesto with it. Would you like some? (Nut wise it has pistachios)  Yes!!    I also plan to experiment with infusing it in vodka. I'm planning a plain shiso infusion and a shiso citrus infusion. If they turn out would you like some?  Yes to both please!      

deazinn

deazinn

 

13 Nights 2021

Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament? OMG yes. I don't have a tree, but something I can hang on the wall would be perfect! I like... hmmm something like pinned insects would be awesome!    Are there any collage artists in the mix?   I would LOVE to curate one of spooky autumn goodness if my person were to be interested! I do not currently do collage, but I am always up for trying new things!
  Have you seen the Dragon con list?  & would any of them appeal to you? Hmm. these sound good! FUZZY PEACH SWEATER AND A MUG OF LONDON FOG, VANILLA WAFERS AND PEACH CREAM, and PEACH BRANDY SNAKE OIL (sorry they are all caps, I'm just copying and pasting from the email)   Which Harry Potter house are you? 
Slytherin (and I'm an INTP and an ennegram type 5w4 if you are into those, ha)   I make beautiful and very lightweight yarn-and-ribbon hairfalls - would you like a set in the colors and length of your choice? If yes, name up to four colors and length in inches! Remember- this can be part of your Halloween costume!  Ah, I don't think I would wear any, sorry!    Would you appreciate a skein of handspun yarn? If yes, what weight? What colors? How do you feel about beads? Any allergies to typical fibers? I don't do any yarn work, sorry! I do love beads though!     Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons? OMG yes! I loooooove enamel pins in particular. And I do have a binder for my sticker collection, hah   Do you spend time in the outdoors? Not really! The most would be like, my little balcony/container garden, the pool, or maybe the beach   Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking? I do enjoy cooking! I haven't really tried baking yet but I am up for anything food and food-making wise! I would love to get some spices   The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything? Ooo I like bar soaps and lotions! For scent, G.O.A.T. sounds the best to me!   The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye? OMG PINS YES. I actually already have their May Queen, but that May King Goat!??! I LOVE IT   Zeep's Spooky Collection drops some time next week. Here's the scent list. Would you like any wax melts, candles, whipped soaps, sugar whips (whipped soap/scrub hybrid), body butter sugar scrubs (moisturizing scrub), meringues (lotion), bath bombs, or bath rocks from Zeep? Hmmm... I think I would like a meringue, candle or sugar scrub/whip, and these scents are the most interesting to me: Boo-nilla scream, 1313 Mockingbird Lane, Frankencake, Season of the Witch   Does anyone here like vintage halloween? I love vintage halloween! old beistle stuff looks so cool   It seems like a lot of shops’ Halloween lines have items related to the same standard fandoms, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Beetlejuice, Addams Family, etc.  Do any of those (or other ones) particularly resonate with you?  Hmm... not those in particular, but I do love horror movies in general. In particular I like Hannibal Lecter stuff, Midsommar and Hereditary, The Shining, and American Psycho (those would be the horror movies I like enough to have a fandom for). I never got into the popular 80s slashers, though (like Friday the 13th or Nightmare in Elm Street).    How do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever. I love atmospheric scents! I also love novelty and kitsch and weirdness so this idea feels suited to me!   If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)? I can do either! If it’s loose I put it in bags, ha. I do drink coffee (and hot chocolate) much more often than I drink tea, though   Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price? Hmmm… here’s my answer from Switch Witch: “I suppose I do have a preference for... "new information?" I like the social interaction, learning about new things and the surprise factor more than like... the "niceness" of the gift. So I suppose my preference is for several smaller, less expensive things that are new to me! Also, I consider anything custom and handmade amazingly awesome new information and interaction (and like something Hannibal themed would be treasured forever). But please don't stress out! I understand that I may be someone you've just "met" through the internet and it will be hard to get me the perfect thing. I love all gifts! I am genuinely a "it's the thought that counts" person.” That said, if you have an idea for a bigger gift, go for it! I love to see your idea(s)!   What are your fandoms, if any? Hannibal (TV). Like, super obsessed.   Do you collect things like tarot decks?  If so do you have a wish list or a list of ones you already have?  Would you like a silk tarot bag? I do! I haven’t complied a list of the ones I own though (I own quite a few)… but I would LOVE a silk tarot bag! I do think I have some decks on my amazon wishlist   Do you like rocks/crystals?  What colors / kinds?  Would you like them with holes drilled (either as a pendant - you'd need to stick a bale in, or a bead?) I love green rocks! But I’m cool with any neat rock. I like fossils! I prefer them undrilled. I put them on my shelf of “neat rocks.”   My mom has an etsy store - she makes bags.  Do you love anything from it?  We can also do box bags, draw string bags, dice bags, etc. and if you want a different type of material or a different fabric pattern, I'm open to links to specific things.   (yes, we have harry potter things.  We bought most of it before JKR showed herself to be a twat since we buy lots of bolts at the same time - yes, we have a whole room stuffed full of fabric.) Oooo dice bags! I have a huge collection of dice so I would use that, haha. Those yip yip aliens are amazing! Pattern-wise I like the Grady twins or the neon tarot.   How do you feel about oracle decks? Sure! I collect all sorts of decks. But I don't have a lenormand deck surprisingly! I would love one of those   Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)? Yes, but no incense please! I prefer to go deity-less though, more secular pagan. Leaning towards, ancestor and earth, passage of time and working on myself    Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives) OMG. probably? hahah caramel shortcake from sainsburys haaaa. local food!    Oh, and are you into astrology? not really?  but I know that I am a sag (with a pisces moon and an aries rising).    What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)? 7.5, or 8   Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters? Loooove comic books. My favorite superhero character is David Haller (Legion) but I literally have like, every comic with him in it. Other than that, my favorite comic book character is probably Loki. Oh, the Endless! Anything Sandman or Death related. My favorite comic book writer is Alan Moore. I prefer horror comics generally. I'm a bit of an edgelord HA   Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre? OOO I love allllll of that stuff. I am like trying to choose something but i LOVE IT ALL   What's your favorite flower(s)? Jasmine, ferns   What's you favorite woodland creature? foxes, but my husbands like round birds (rounder the better!) and penguins 10x more than I like foxes   Do you prefer receiving a big box with all of your goodies, or is it okay if one or two things are shipped directly to you separately (with notice!!) for customs/shipping cost purposes (i.e. if there's something customs might not allow in from the States that can be shipped from within your country)? I am totally OK with things shipped directly to me!   Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape? I would! I use them at work. Pleated I think.    I have a literal stockpile of skincare products.  Can I interest you in cleanser, sheet masks, moisturizer, sample things etc etc.?  Or a general pampering package? What is your skin type? OMG yes. I have acne and aging skin (i'm 37). I looove sheet masks.    Would you like some delicious coffee? If so, do you prefer whole bean or ground? If ground, what grind? Also, light or dark roast? Flavor preferences? Fuck yeah delicious coffee. I am good with either whole bean or ground. A dark roast.    I may be going to the Renaissance Fair this weekend (if not this weekend then soon and multiple times), any Ren Faire goodies you may like? Aw, I miss the ren faire! I like the jewelry and art objects. Something viking, or italian renaissance (something that goes with the red and white of my assassin's creed outfit). Or witchy   I always go to my town's local Farmer's Market and they have booths selling things like candles, Gourmet Pickles, Flavored Oils and Vinegars, dog treats (like bones and animal feet), honey, and bath products. Would you like any of these things? I would love some spices! I also use bar soaps   Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies? No preference. Whatever you like!   Let's say you want something knitted.  What are you most interested in?  (hat, fingerless mitts, scarf, shawl, cowl, infinity scarf, shawlette, gnome, doily, coffee mug cozy, talisman bag, dice bag, soap sack, washcloth (I have a pattern with the leviathan cross for bpal), amigurumi / toy, bracelet, cuff, necklace, other?)   (Can you link to a photo of what you envision or a pattern on ravelry?  Or put it on pinterest or something if you have that.) I would love a bag! A soap sack also sounds awesome. An amigurumi/toy that's like, hannibalish would be treasured!  * What colors would you prefer said knitted object in? probably... chartreuse. i loooove that color * Stripes, gradient, semi solid, variegated? I like the look of variegated knits * What type of yarn would you prefer?  ("wool", BFL, merino, merino/silk, merino/silk/cashmere, merino/cashmere, just silk, just cashmere, tencel (non-animal, plant based), other?   I also have non-dyed organic wool (mill spun) from our own sheep - finnsheep and shetland.  The finnsheep is dark brown (sun bleached black sheep from Sarge and our two black ewes we can't tell apart so they're ewe 1 and ewe 2) or a lighter silvery beige (from freckles) and the shetland is white.  (we just call her shetland.  They're mom's sheep, she should have named them, lol.)  Most of my stripy yarn is either merino or merino cashmere.) OMG from your own sheep!? that sounds AWESOME. the lighter silvery beige from freckles
Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies?  (just erase the ones you don't want when you answer to make it easy?) (see list in this post under spoiler because long) any of the canned (star anise plum sounds good!), any of the liqueurs, and zucchini bread   Anything from here? ChocolateStorybook on Etsy Ooo those all sound good! I would choose the churro one   I have been enjoying the incense from here hand-dipped incense sticks | Hexennacht and here Hand-dipped incense sticks | Mr. Hex (mr-hex.com)  Any thing interesting from either site? Ooo hexennacht! I can't do incense but I do have some perfume from there (I already have Hannibal Loves Clarice, heh). Interested in Moloko Plus, Hygge, Ambre d'Or, Golden Milk. From Mr. Hex I like: Lord of Meows-rule, Copawcabana   If you didn't say much about your reading preferences in your survey but would be interested in receiving books, can you elaborate a bit? Very interested in receiving books! Weird bits of history and true crime are safe bets. But I would be love to see what books YOU love and want to share with me   Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters? Oh, yes please!   8/18/21 Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)? Not really. I'm easy!    Are there patterns/prints (more guidance than general Halloween/Autumn) you like for things or are you open to whatever I may find that speaks to me? The scarier the better. But whatever speaks to you!    Any significant other or other special person? Like if I wanted to send you specialty cocoa for a date night, would that be OK? I am making up the cocoa part, but you get my drift. Yes!    I would love to request folks to to put their wish list in this thread and link in their signature. I would love to decant from my oils if I have any my person is looking for! I have a spreadsheet in my sig! its pretty massive haaaaaa. the ones in red/bright red are the ones I am looking for in particular   If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms? Hannibal Lecter, hehehehhhh. But I also love Mulder and Scully   8/19/21 Do you have an Amazon link?  Can you post it??  I have one in my sig   if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry?  If so, what’s your user name there?? I am not a knitter/crocheter, sorry!   8/20/21   I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery.  That sounds exactly like what I want to try!   Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts? Yes! I don't wear t-shirts often though   8/21/21   So partner, would you be interested in a Frankenbag done in Halloween prints? Yes!   Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about? I've got no furbabies   how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox) Sounds perfect!    I may have preemptively picked out 2 Halloween-themed mugs with cute matching spoons, before I knew who my match was going to be! So I leave it to you: Bat, or Cat? BAT!   8/22/21   If you mentioned aversions to any common Halloween decor items (skeletons, witches, spiders, etc.), how encompassing is that? Specifically, is a "kid friendly" drawing of that same item on a piece of decor (like, a book cover or wrapping paper) still a preferred pass?  No aversions, give me all the spooky
  Would you be interested in receiving a never-used eyeshadow palette from Nororiously Morbid (gothy colors) and/or a never-used eyeshadow palette from Pretty Vulgar (romantic neutrals)? AMAZING. I would love them!   8/23/21   I live in Japan. Are you interested in anything specifically Japanese I could get for you here (doesn't necessarily have to be Halloween themed)? For example, are you a fan of the anime Demon Slayer and want merch? Are you interested in trying some fun kit-kat flavors? Do you need a new set of pretty chopsticks? Anything gudetama!    there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes?   My husband would absolutely love the TAUNTAUN MEETS PORG shirt in a men's large   Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like?  https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/fall-lineup-2021 ooo I love Haus of Gloi's pumpkin butters! Blood Orange Marshmellow. Some handmade soap in Cozy Pumpkin would also be welcome!    8/24/21   Could you use a journal or sketchbook?  Maybe a sketchbook?   Do you need BPAL storage?  Imps?  Bottles?  Sure! I love boxes and storage of any kind   Do you wear socks?  What kind?  No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee?  Fibers? Not really, but I do wear pantyhose! If I did wear socks it would b no show or ankle.    Do you have a favorite candy(ies) [or prepacked individual snacks] that you wouldn't mind filling up your box as packing material? Or teas/coffee blends you'd enjoy? If you prefer none of this, that's fine too!  Gummies of alllll sorts!   I'm going down the Shore for a few days! Any treats you'd like from a cute beach town- salt water taffy? Fudge? Wrist fans? Tie-dye beach dress...? Fudge is always welcome!   How do you feel about fancy marshmallows? I will definitely eat them!   8/25/21   We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour?  I love all of them. Seriously like crazy for them. I don't think I've never not eaten all of the gummies I've gotten. Crazy shapes would be fun! Crazier the better. Freak me out!    Anything from these Etsy shops? Kodiak Sea Charms, Halloween Hill Studio, Grave Markings Kodiak Sea Charms: blue seaglass pendant Halloween Hill Studio: Halloween Ghoul (the ghost one) Grave Markings: ooo! I already have the live deliciously pin. I like the pink snake and the ram print.   What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop?  OMG my favorite! One of those places where literally anything would make me happy, with a preference for the books and jewelry. I do like the "spit spreads death" design haha. I do already have Umlaut.    8/27/21   I grow mugwort and it's harvest season. Would you like dried leaves for bathing or tea? Or a bound bundle for smoke cleansing? (Its said to be excellent for divination or lucid dreaming, but do not use if pregnant.)  its also a digestive bitter and tastes great on chicken. Ooo I would LOVE homegrown items!    I grow loads of other herbs and I'm drying them now. Any favorites you might like? Mint, basil, oregano, chives, lemon balm or others? Ooo! I don't think I have lemon balm.    I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest? Always can use some onions and garlic! I seriously use some everytime I cook
  Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like. Ooo! I would love a quail feather. Or any neat looking feather.    I grew a boatload of Green Shiso this year and plan to make a shiso pesto with it. Would you like some? (Nut wise it has pistachios)  YES please!   I also plan to experiment with infusing it in vodka. I'm planning a plain shiso infusion and a shiso citrus infusion. If they turn out would you like some? OMG YES   8/28/21   Would you be interested in this hand sanitizer dispenser/keychain that doubles as a light (its eyes light up when you press between its eyes!)?  (see photo here) Hmmm... that is so cute but probably not, sorry!   If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in? ohhh.... I have a lot! OMG. I would need a 2 player game, or a trivia game for more players that is about... actual trivia? But we have LOTS of Trivial Pursuit. Like 6 of them. But not the Horror one! I would love the horror one. I like deck building games (I have the Star Trek ones, Legendary Aliens and X-files ones), other card games like Gloom (i have basically all of gloom though). I do NOT have any of the "Forbidden" games, and I would love to try one! I also love polyhedral dice, and my husband looooooves Magic the Gathering.      8/29/21    DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES?  OOOO YES BABY I DO   DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING? Sure!    If you are enthused by the idea of receiving coffee, do you want whole bean or ground? AND do you have flavors that you like (or definitely hate and never want again)? Either way (whole or ground) is fine. I am OK with flavors, but prefer without.    8/30/21   Would you be interested in some very size-inclusive tights? There are Halloween patterns, but also most colours under the sun, and are very comfy. Yes I would! Anything but blue or navy.    What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level?
Yes, and very spicy!    In case anyone else shares a love for adorable tiny plushies, any interest in v soft and cute vegetable/fruit plushies? There are also small animals. Small animals! Preferably a small round birb.    The Polish Pickup/Indie Pickup is live for wishlisting, and will ship in time for this swap (this year). Anything strike your fancy? (It's not just nail polish...there's jewelry and bath scrubs and wax tarts and all manner of things. It's fun!)  https://polishpickup.com/ Oooo! looove polish. I tend away from pinks and reds. I prefer... greens, purples. If I were to choose one I would choose A Treat to the Little Witch.    8/31/21   Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/ OOOMMMGGG AMAZING. Anything! Any of the curries, and in particular I would like to try their Chinese Five Spice.    Hayden Evens Art has released some new Halloween and Disney-themed prints and stickers.  Do any spark your interest? ooo cute! I would looooove the What We Do in the Shadows one!    So would you hate or be into more miscreant Halloween vibe decor - like wholesome figurines repainted, creepy dolls, goats with horns, (fake) animal skeletons, things in jars? Is anything too dark, morbid, or recoil worthy? Nothing is too dark or morbid. Get weird with it.   do you use any sorts of semipermanent dyes or do anything fun/wild to your hair? are there any hair products you like? I do! My hair has been a not natural color for years, ha. I try out everything! Maybe something for wavy hair for a product?   what about skincare? i am pretty into k beauty and am curious if others are interested in any aspects of this. Oooo! Anything skincare! I got some acne and aging skin. I follow r/skincareaddiction   9/2/21   Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.'s Halloween & Fall collection is out (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com/collections/halloween-fall-collection😞 anything you might be interested in? Oooo I love bar soaps! In particular, I would prefer Once Bitten.    Regarding tea, what type of tea do you prefer? Black tea, green tea, herbal tea? Any type of tea you really don’t enjoy?  Herbal teas, and then black teas. A straight green tea I don't do too well with, but I have liked a mango green tea haha   9/4/21   are you interested in eco-friendly menstrual products? There are some beautiful gothic print reuseable pads I'm looking at specifically. yes! I will try that out.    9/6/21   Bath and Body Works? I know this is a bit of a love em or hate em company, but I really love their foaming hand soaps and scented hand sanitizers and my kids like their body wash, so I'll be placing an order with the next good sale. Anything that catches your eye? Hmmm... I went in a B&BW recently, and I would absolutely use a handsoap. I have my own stash of hand santizers though! I liked their... uh, a pumpkin waffle scent! 

foxwrapped

foxwrapped

 

8/25 Answers for the 13 Days swap

8/25 answers I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery. 
It sounds very interesting but I think we’ll pass on the fire ciders.     Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts?
It should be on my BPAL list – I can always to do with another BPAL black t-shirt 2xl   I do quilting along with everything  else.  So partner, would you be interested in a Frankenbag done in Halloween prints?
Sure why not – I know the amount of time a quilter puts into projects.  My step-mom makes quilted items.      Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about? i.e. no grain or your baby doesn't like eating say pumpkin. Or that your furbaby refuses to wear costumes, accessories. Is there a toy type they love or won't ever touch? Things of that sort.
I have four cats.  The boys love catnip and catnip toys.  The absolute favorite cat toy (4 out of 4 cats agree on this) is the mousies made from rabbit fur.  I cannot keep them in stock as the boys either destroy them – better the toy than furniture or they lose them under things.   I may have preemptively picked out 2 Halloween-themed mugs with cute matching spoons, before I knew who my match was going to be! So I leave it to you: Bat, or Cat? (I'll keep the other  )
Cats! ❤️ love the kitties   NEW QUESTION -- If you mentioned aversions to any common Halloween decor items (skeletons, witches, spiders, etc.), how encompassing is that? Specifically, is a "kid friendly" drawing of that same item on a piece of decor (like, a book cover or wrapping paper) still a preferred pass? 
pretty much good to go on the Halloween décor. I’m not fond of spiders but a décor item isn’t going to freak me out.   Would you be interested in receiving a never-used eyeshadow palette from Nororiously Morbid (gothy colors) and/or a never-used eyeshadow palette from Pretty Vulgar (romantic neutrals)?
Ok – neutrals would probably be best.  I have brown eyes, pale skin ( go go UK mutt), and most days blonde hair.  Right now there’s a bit of red streaked through it.   I live in Japan. Are you interested in anything specifically Japanese I could get for you here (doesn't necessarily have to be Halloween themed)? For example, are you a fan of the anime Demon Slayer and want merch? Are you interested in trying some fun kit-kat flavors? Do you need a new set of pretty chopsticks?
O.O (squees like a fangirl) pretty chopsticks are always nice. FFXIV or FFXV merch would be awesome.  Cowboy BeBop… yas… or even if you can find it 3x3 Eyes or Mermaid Scar or Pet Shop of Horrors. Death Parade is another favorite as is Fairy Tail.  I have anime cels from Kenshin, DBZ, Fushigi Yugi, and others...   Could you use a journal or sketchbook? 
I can always use a journal.  I like to keep a journal of teas I’ve tried so I know what to get next time or what wasn’t up to taste. Same for flowers on the deck – mostly so I can remember what I bought and if I can more of them for say the back yard.     Do you need BPAL storage?  Imps?  Bottles? 
Maybe something to organize them. Most of the imps I have are currently sitting in a large box with a wizard on top.     Do you wear socks?  What kind?  No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee?  Fibers?
Socks are usually mid calf – I have some thick calves.  Mebbie have Miss Twilight send me a PM about a measurement?  I like cotton for the summer and wool for the colder months.   Do you have a favorite candy(ies) [or prepacked individual snacks] that you wouldn't mind filling up your box as packing material? Or teas/coffee blends you'd enjoy? If you prefer none of this, that's fine too
I am very much a chocoholic and a proper addiction to Molted Milk Balls.  Tea – black or oolong, if it’s a blend Breakfast Teas are good (love the Irish and Scottish Breakfast teas), as are Earl Grey and/or Lady Greys.  Please no black licorice… I love it but I can’t have it for a while.  It raises my blood pressure to unsafe levels.   I'm going down the Shore for a few days! Any treats you'd like from a cute beach town- salt water taffy? Fudge? Wrist fans? Tie-dye beach dress...?
Taffy or fudge.  Just please no black licorice (see above). My folks used to live down at Ocean Shores and at Christmas they would bring back a couple of pounds of assorted taffy for the Christmas Eve White Elephant.  That would get stolen several times.   How do you feel about fancy marshmallows?
Love’em.  I make marshmallows at Christmas as gifties.   We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour? 
mmm gummy bears… chocolate covered gummy bears… yes please.  Om nom nom… not a huge fan of the sour gummies.

Renazuki

Renazuki

 

Imps on Offer

This is a collection of unwanted imps and decants. Most of these were frimps or received in swaps and I prefer to offer them to others for use in their swap packages. I'm nit going to price them individually. Make me an offer - at the very least the price of shipping.   Lab Imps   Endymion Satyr Envy Morgause Bloodlust BonBon Witches Dance 2016 Shango   Nyx O Queen Swashbuckler Brisingamen Le Coucher de la Marriee (1ml HG sample) Catherine Swans on the River Lurid Bonbon Rose Cross Incubus Hellgate of Ireland Pumpkin Latte Ira BO (.5 oz sample) Time of Gold BO (.75 oz sample) Al Azif A Peculiar Spirit Honeyed Apple (1/4 ml sample) Beguiled (Haus of Gloi decant) Namaste Sjofn Blood Amber Squirting Boutonniere (.5 ml sample) Desire Bonbon The Music of Erich Zahn Shub Niggurath Old Demons of the First Class Hedonism BO (1 oz sample) Nephilim Fox ires on New Year's Eve (.5ish ml sample) Bard Black Pearl Pain Black Forest Depraved Juke Joint Leather Phoenix Miskatonic University For Each Ecstatic Instant (.25 ml sample) Schrodinger's Cat Eden Croquet Anteros Follow Me Boy x2 Blockbuster Bathsheba Kubla Khan The Apothecary Snake Oil Cthulu x2 Aelopile Cheshire Cat Aizen-Myoo Absinthe The Dodo Giant Squid Elf Djinn Belle Vinu Nosferatu Morroco   Nanshe Hell Cat Magus Lust Le Lethe The Scales of Deprivation Centzon Totochtin (.3 ml sample)   Hemlock Apteros Eros Bohun Upas Little Pythia Strangler Fig The Red Queen Winter Divinity (Haus of Gloi decant)   Decants   Chaos Theory MCXXIV The Perfume Garden The Sea Foams Milk Masquerade   OCYL   Coconut Pumpkin Latte (Moonalisa decant)      

Psuke

Psuke

 ​​​​​​​🦇 13 Nights of Halloween  ​​​​​​​🦇

8/8/21   Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament? That would be awesome! I have a Halloween tree (I'll take a photo when I put it up this year!). I love bats, cats, corvids, woodland creatures, pumpkins, and ghosts! But no spiders, please!   8/11/21   Are there any collage artists in the mix?   I would LOVE to curate one of spooky autumn goodness if my person were to be interested! I am not really a very crafty person -- decorated altoid tins are about the extent of my craftiness -- but I always love artisjok's collaged bubble mailers and wouldn't mind giving it a try if I could use it for that sort of swap purpose.   Have you seen the Dragon con list?  & would any of them appeal to you? I've already got a fairy for the 3 scents that interest me.     Which Harry Potter house are you?  Ravenclaw, but I echo Em-'s sentiments on this one. At the moment, I cannot bring myself to wear any of my Harry Potter clothes or display any of my Potter things. I don't even want non-licensed stuff. I just don't want to have anything to do with anything Harry Potter-related right now because JKR's transphobia infuriates me.   8/12/21   Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myself soon! 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CaitlinMcCarthyArt
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BatinYourBelfry The pumpkin sticker from the second shop is cute!   I make beautiful and very lightweight yarn-and-ribbon hairfalls - would you like a set in the colors and length of your choice? If yes, name up to four colors and length in inches! Remember- this can be part of your Halloween costume! I don't really do much with my hair, but I'd be down to try them out!   Would you appreciate a skein of handspun yarn? If yes, what weight? What colors? How do you feel about beads? Any allergies to typical fibers? No, thank you!   Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons? Yes to all!   Do you spend time in the outdoors? Not really. I go for walks in the park once the sun has set, and that's about it.   Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking? Yes, but baking (from scratch! no pre-made baking mixes, please!) more than cooking, even though I tend to do more of the latter. It's about to the perfect time of year for baking, though!     The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything? I love Fairytale and am also interested in Guy Fawkes, Hiraeth, Once For Yes, Twice For No in mini scrubs or wax.   The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye? I'm going to order the goat holding the candy and the pumpkin teapot with the ghost.  I already have one similar to the cat one (but cuter).   Zeep's Spooky Collection drops some time next week. Here's the scent list. Would you like any wax melts, candles, whipped soaps, sugar whips (whipped soap/scrub hybrid), body butter sugar scrubs (moisturizing scrub), meringues (lotion), bath bombs, or bath rocks from Zeep? I will be placing by biggest Zeep order ever, as there's tons I'm interested in and several things I'm ordering as gifts. So Zeep is best avoided in my case, because I won't be showing any restraint!   Does anyone here like vintage halloween? Vintage Halloween is awesome!   It seems like a lot of shops’ Halloween lines have items related to the same standard fandoms, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Beetlejuice, Addams Family, etc.  Do any of those (or other ones) particularly resonate with you?   I love The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, the Addams Family, and The Munsters. I like Beetlejuice, but probably wouldn't want any Beetlejuice-related things. I have mini ornaments of Jack and Zero, Sally, Lock, Shock, and Barrel on my Halloween tree, as well as a huge bulb-like Jack Skellington ornament. I would love an individual Zero ornament! I also have a pumpkin Nightmare Before Christmas tree topper. I'm going to go buy this some time within the next few days as I have a Hallmark store close by, but their other Halloween ornaments this year are disappointing. I think the only other Peanuts Halloween ornament I have features Snoopy wearing a pumpkin costume. My boyfriend and I always try to switch up with movies and shows we watch every year, but The Great Pumpkin is a Halloween tradition for me.   How do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever. No, thank you!   If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)? I prefer loose leaf tea, but I still will drink bagged tea when it gets sent my way. Pigeon delivery, pls.   Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price? I would like whoever is putting together my package to do what is easiest on them, but I know I like to try to make a more varied package myself -- a few more expensive things interspersed with several less expensive ones.   What are your fandoms, if any? I have many fandoms! I'm a Whovian, although I haven't been happy with the last several seasons of Doctor Who due to the writing (even pre-Chibnall). iZombie and Orphan Black are done, but I loved those shows. I love The Great British Baking Show. I'm a big fan of Studio Ghibli, and some of my favorites are My Neighbor Totoro, Whisper of the Heart, Grave of the Fireflies (10/10 but would not see again because it is the most depressing movie ever -- we went in knowing nothing beforehand during Fathom Events' Ghibli Fest one year, and everyone in the theater was sobbing afterwards), and Howl's Moving Castle. I've been super into anime over the past year, and some of my favorites include xxxHolic (I'm now reading the manga), Fruits Basket (2019), Fairy Tail (it's a comfort shonen that may not have the best writing, but I love many of the characters -- I'm reading the sequel manga, Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest), YuYu Hakusho, Azumanga Daioh... I could go on! I recently watched Shojo Revolutionary Girl Utena, and I still can't get over how amazing the music from that anime is! I'm currently watching and enjoying Bleach and Ruroni Kenshin.     Do you collect things like tarot decks?  If so do you have a wish list or a list of ones you already have?  Would you like a silk tarot bag? I have The Nightmare Before Christmas tarot deck and The Shadowspaces tarot deck. I'm content with the decks I have for now, but I wouldn't say no to a silk tarot bag!   Do you like rocks/crystals?  What colors / kinds?  Would you like them with holes drilled (either as a pendant - you'd need to stick a bale in, or a bead?) No, thank you! I don't dislike them, but wearable would be preferred, and I just received a really lovely amethyst bracelet from the amazing HerbGirl and do not wear jewelry often enough to warrant another item like this.   My mom has an etsy store - she makes bags.  Do you love anything from it?  We can also do box bags, draw string bags, dice bags, etc. and if you want a different type of material or a different fabric pattern, I'm open to links to specific things.   (yes, we have harry potter things.  We bought most of it before JKR showed herself to be a twat since we buy lots of bolts at the same time - yes, we have a whole room stuffed full of fabric.) THE YIP YIP MARTIANS. OMGGGGG 😭 *adds to Etsy wishlist*   A dice bag would be useful. I like the NBC and black kitty pumpkin designs.   Let's say you want something knitted.  What are you most interested in?  (hat, fingerless mitts, scarf, shawl, cowl, infinity scarf, shawlette, gnome, doily, coffee mug cozy, talisman bag, dice bag, soap sack, washcloth (I have a pattern with the leviathan cross for bpal), amigurumi / toy, bracelet, cuff, necklace, other?)   (Can you link to a photo of what you envision or a pattern on ravelry?  Or put it on pinterest or something if you have that.)   Fingerliss mitts, arm warmers, and amigurumi in a character from one of my fandoms would be lovely. * What colors would you prefer said knitted object in? If it is fingerless mitts or armwarmers, either something purple, black, grey, green, or Halloween-y or in BPAL colors! * Stripes, gradient, semi solid, variegated? No preference! * What type of yarn would you prefer?  ("wool", BFL, merino, merino/silk, merino/silk/cashmere, merino/cashmere, just silk, just cashmere, tencel (non-animal, plant based), other?   I also have non-dyed organic wool (mill spun) from our own sheep - finnsheep and shetland.  The finnsheep is dark brown (sun bleached black sheep from Sarge and our two black ewes we can't tell apart so they're ewe 1 and ewe 2) or a lighter silvery beige (from freckles) and the shetland is white.  (we just call her shetland.  They're mom's sheep, she should have named them, lol.)  Most of my stripy yarn is either merino or merino cashmere.) No preference! You can check out some of my finished projects on Ravelry if you like (click on the project for more photos)  (I'll have to make a list of which items are available  because I knit a lot of things and then just put them in a cabinet and gift or sell them.)   Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies?  (just erase the ones you don't want when you answer to make it easy?) (see list in this post under spoiler because long)     Reveal hidden contents   8/16/21   How do you feel about oracle decks? No, thank you!   Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)? Aside from any TAL decants on my wishlist, no thank you!   Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives) Cadbury Crunchie or Double Decker bars.    Oh, and are you into astrology? Not really, I'm more into astrology memes.  This one was my favorite that I've come across. I'm a Taurus sun, Taurus moon, Leo rising.   What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)? It varies. I'd say 5.5, but it depends on the width of the shoe... sometimes I have to size up even if the shoe is too big for me because 5 or 5.5 is not wide enough. I dread going shoe shopping and would not like to receive shoes, but socks, even if they are technically too big for my shoe size, are appreciated. My grandmother was Okinawan, and I inherited small feet and a shuffle walk from her.   Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters? Not comic books, but manga! I have a few manga on my Amazon wishlist. I like more character-driven stuff.   Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre? No, thank you!   What's your favorite flower(s)? I really like yellow flowers like daffodils.   What's you favorite woodland creature? It's too hard to say! I love owls, foxes, squirrels, hedehogs, raccoons, rabbits, tweeting birds... DO NOT MAKE ME CHOOSE. If it is cute, I will love it.   Do you prefer receiving a big box with all of your goodies, or is it okay if one or two things are shipped directly to you separately (with notice!!) for customs/shipping cost purposes (i.e. if there's something customs might not allow in from the States that can be shipped from within your country)? Shipping directly from a vendor to me is fine, but you may want to ask someone to poke me to check the mail. I do not check it every day.   Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape?  Face masks are appreciated! I prefer a pleated shape. I have a small nose, so the other shape doesn't have a good fit and falls off easily unless there is a wire in the nose part to make it fit better. (Note: I already have all of the face mask and glove sets from Voltaire's webshop and one from his society6 store.)   I have a literal stockpile of skincare products.  Can I interest you in cleanser, sheet masks, moisturizer, sample things etc etc.?  Or a general pampering package? What is your skin type? I'd be potentially interested in some moisturizer samples, provided they are from cruelty-free companies. I have combination skin but it leans more towards dry than oily because I do not sweat on my face.   Anything from here?  ChocolateStorybook on Etsy No, thank you! I like smelling like cotton candy more than I like eating it.   I have been enjoying the incense from here hand-dipped incense sticks | Hexennacht and here Hand-dipped incense sticks | Mr. Hex (mr-hex.com)  Any thing interesting from either site? No, thank you! I am more into candles and wax melts. However, I am curious about the new Hexennacht scent Dreamweaver as a perfume oil. I am sure it would work for me with those notes, but I won't be placing any Hexennacht orders for the foreseeable future, unless the atmo options change, because I don't want to just place an order for one thing.   8/16/21   Would you like some delicious coffee? If so, do you prefer whole bean or ground? If ground, what grind? Also, light or dark roast? Flavor preferences? No, thank you! I like coffee, but it hates me.   8/17/21   I may be going to the Renaissance Fair this weekend (if not this weekend then soon and multiple times), any Ren Faire goodies you may like?  Ah, I miss going to those! I can't think of anything in particular, but if you see something you think I'd like, I am sure I will!   I always go to my town's local Farmer's Market and they have booths selling things like candles, Gourmet Pickles, Flavored Oils and Vinegars, dog treats (like bones and animal feet), honey, and bath products. Would you like any of these things? Honey. 🍯   Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies?  No preference! Do whatever you'd like to do!   If you didn't say much about your reading preferences in your survey but would be interested in receiving books, can you elaborate a bit? I enjoy fiction, sci-fi, manga, and cookbooks, but I'm mostly just into manga right now and haven't been able to finish other books I've started. I am currently reading xxxHolic (I received the complete set for my birthday back in May) and Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest (the chapters release bi-weekly, but I do not own the volumes on my Amazon wishlist and would like to own physical copies of them). After watching Fruits Basket (2019), Fruits Basket (2001), and the 2019 version again, I'd really love to start reading the manga, but the first volume of the collector's edition is out of stock on Amazon. I think Barnes and Noble has it, but it is more expensive than some of the other books on my wishlist. Favorite authors: Lewis Carroll, A. A. Milne, and Douglas Adams.    Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters?  No, thank you!   Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)? I do not have any more room in my cupboards for mugs, so please do not send any. 😭   Are there patterns/prints (more guidance than general Halloween/Autumn) you like for things or are you open to whatever I may find that speaks to me?  I like Beetlejuice-like stripes.   Any significant other or other special person? Like if I wanted to send you specialty cocoa for a date night, would that be OK? I am making up the cocoa part, but you get my drift. That would be fine! My boyfriend and I will be celebrating five years together this weekend.     I would love to request folks to to put their wish list in this thread and link in their signature. I would love to decant from my oils if I have any my person is looking for!  My wishlist is up to date and in my signature!   If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms? Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) is my favorite Doctor, but I also love the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker), the Third Doctor (John Pertwee), and the Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy). iZombie: Ravi Orphan Black: Helena Fairy Tail: Erza, Natsu, and Frosch. Honorable mention to Gray. xxxHolic: Everyone, but especially Mokona Modoki and the Pipe Fox. Fruits Basket: DON'T MAKE ME CHOOSE. Kyo, Hanajima, Haru, and Momiji are up there, though. YuYu Hakusho: Kurama/Yoko Kurama and Hiei Ghibli: Totoro, soot sprites, cute animals/mascots Azumanga Daioh: Sakaki   8/19/21   Do you have an Amazon link?  Can you post it?? 
Here it is!
if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry?  If so, what’s your user name there?? I am not a knitter/crocheter!     8/20/21   I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery.  No, thank you! My body can't handle super acidic/spicy things.   Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts? I would be, buuuut I have a lot of all of those things, so it would probably be difficult to get me something that I don't already have in these categories.   So partner, would you be interested in a Frankenbag done in Halloween prints? I would be down for this!   Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about? My cat is a very picky eater and has to have his treats and food changed up every month because he gets tired of eating the same things. He does not like salmon or shrimp treats and seems to do well with Orijen and Purebites. One quirk he has is that, after his brother passed away, he became a social eater and likes to be petted while he is eating. He will wake me up in the middle of the night to do this.   how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox) No, thank you!   I may have preemptively picked out 2 Halloween-themed mugs with cute matching spoons, before I knew who my match was going to be! So I leave it to you: Bat, or Cat? I love both cats and bats, but I seriously have no more room in my cupboard for any more mugs.     8/22/21   If you mentioned aversions to any common Halloween decor items (skeletons, witches, spiders, etc.), how encompassing is that? Specifically, is a "kid friendly" drawing of that same item on a piece of decor (like, a book cover or wrapping paper) still a preferred pass?  If it's something like a kid-friendly spider on a window cling, I'll allow it, but for the most part, I veto every Halloween thing I see online or at the store with a spider on it.     Would you be interested in receiving a never-used eyeshadow palette from Nororiously Morbid (gothy colors) and/or a never-used eyeshadow palette from Pretty Vulgar (romantic neutrals)? No, thank you! I rarely wear make-up (I didn't even wear it to the Voltaire show because I couldn't find my main make-up bag since I haven't worn any since February 2020  ), so while I would be okay with a standalone shadow, a palette would not get much use by me and would be better suited for another person.   8/23/21   I live in Japan. Are you interested in anything specifically Japanese I could get for you here (doesn't necessarily have to be Halloween themed)? For example, are you a fan of the anime Demon Slayer and want merch? Are you interested in trying some fun kit-kat flavors? Do you need a new set of pretty chopsticks? I would love merch from any of my favorite anime, I'm always down for Japanese snacks -- I know I listed a ton either on my questionnaire or in my answers, but in addition to trying to try as many Pocky, Pejoy, and Pretz flavors as possible, I also really love Okinawan matcha Chinsuko. I always enjoy trying the different Kit Kat flavors. Some of the Kit Kat flavors I already have or have tried are: Cherry Blossom, Cherry Blossom Sake, Hojicha, Matcha, Yuzu Matcha, Strawberry Tiramisu, Red Bean Bun, and the White Chocolate ones. We have a lot of chopsticks, but I wouldn't say no to another cute pair.   In the meantime- there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes? I like the Spellbound socks, Boba Fox socks, Spooky Kitty socks, and Don't Make Me Hex You socks.   Also, the Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like? Not from Fall Part 1 (I still have a ton of Ghost Puffs pumpkin butter), but I would be down for an unscented pumpkin butter.   8/24/21   Could you use a journal or sketchbook?  No, thank you!   Do you need BPAL storage?  Imps?  Bottles?  I'm always down for BPAL bottle storage and recently picked up a faux book box at Homegoods to store bottles in (I posted it in the Every Day is Halloween thread).   Do you wear socks?  What kind?  No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee?  Fibers? I love all socks! Knee-high are my favorite, but I also appreciate ankle socks, crew socks, thigh-highs, fuzzy socks, slipper socks... no preference on fibers.   Do you have a favorite candy(ies) [or prepacked individual snacks] that you wouldn't mind filling up your box as packing material? Or teas/coffee blends you'd enjoy? If you prefer none of this, that's fine too!  I love candy, but any of the candy I would enjoy for this purpose would either be cost-prohibitive (comes in small packages, like cola and ramune Hi-Chews) or would melt (fun-size candy bars).     I'm going down the Shore for a few days! Any treats you'd like from a cute beach town- salt water taffy? Fudge? Wrist fans? Tie-dye beach dress...? I wouldn't say no to salt water taffy.   How do you feel about fancy marshmallows? They're delicious!     8/25/21   We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour?  I'm not a big fan of gummies.   Anything from these Etsy shops? Kodiak Sea Charms, Halloween Hill Studio, Grave Markings No, thank you (although I technically should want the Black No. 1 pin as Type O fan, it's not really calling to me.   What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop?  No, thank you!     8/27/21   I grow mugwort and it's harvest season. Would you like dried leaves for bathing or tea? Or a bound bundle for smoke cleansing? (Its said to be excellent for divination or lucid dreaming, but do not use if pregnant.)  its also a digestive bitter and tastes great on chicken. I enjoy mugwort in perfume, like in BPAL's Hypnotize Me, but I haven't experienced it in another way! I would be down to try mugwort tea or maybe a sachet of mugwort.     I grow loads of other herbs and I'm drying them now. Any favorites you might like? Mint, basil, oregano, chives, lemon balm or others? Mint, basil, oregano, or chives all sound wonderful!   I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest? No, thank you!   Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like. No, thank you! I love birds, but I don't think I need any feathers.     I grew a boatload of Green Shiso this year and plan to make a shiso pesto with it. Would you like some? (Nut wise it has pistachios)  I've never tried it, but shiso pesto sounds delicious!   I also plan to experiment with infusing it in vodka. I'm planning a plain shiso infusion and a shiso citrus infusion. If they turn out would you like some? No, thank you!   8/28/21   Would you be interested in this hand sanitizer dispenser/keychain that doubles as a light (its eyes light up when you press between its eyes!)? I already own one of these, but I bought an extra at the Voltaire show just in case my match would like one. If not, I will either PIF it or include it in another swap.    If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in? I think I went into detail about this in my questionnaire. *checks* I did, but I forgot to mention I own Gloom and several Gloom variants as well! If you're worried about whether or not I already own something, have Twi message me!   8/29/21   DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES? No, that's not my thing.   DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING?  No, thank you! I'm not really a magazine person. The only exception I make is when one of the obscure German bands/musical artists I listen to releases an exclusive song on a CD included in issues of the German music magazine Sonic Seducer.       8/30/21   Would you be interested in some very size-inclusive tights? There are Halloween patterns, but also most colours under the sun, and are very comfy. Sure!   What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level? Mango or mint chutney! Medium spice is the highest I go.
  In case anyone else shares a love for adorable tiny plushies, any interest in v soft and cute vegetable/fruit plushies? There are also small animals. I'd be down for small animals, as long as they aren't too big as I already own several stuffed animals.   The Polish Pickup/Indie Pickup is live for wishlisting, and will ship in time for this swap (this year). Anything strike your fancy? (It's not just nail polish...there's jewelry and bath scrubs and wax tarts and all manner of things. It's fun!)  https://polishpickup.com/ The pumpkin and cardamom soap sounds nice, but I'd be worried about it being too spice-heavy for my sensitive skin.     8/31/21   Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/ Asafoetida Powder could be useful. I've been wanting to buy it to make the dal tadka from an Indian Instant Pot cookbook that I have.   Hayden Evens Art has released some new Halloween and Disney-themed prints and stickers.  Do any spark your interest? No, thank you!   So would you hate or be into more miscreant Halloween vibe decor - like wholesome figurines repainted, creepy dolls, goats with horns, (fake) animal skeletons, things in jars? Is anything too dark, morbid, or recoil worthy? I'm not into horror or gore. Of those things, I like goats, buuuuuut I really dislike creepy dolls.   do you use any sorts of semipermanent dyes or do anything fun/wild to your hair? are there any hair products you like? I have been meaning to dye my hair red, but I already have the dye for that. I would appreciate a deep conditioning hair treatment, though!   what about skincare? i am pretty into k beauty and am curious if others are interested in any aspects of this. Not really, although I wouldn't say no to a face mask or something moisturizing.     9/2/21   Regarding tea, what type of tea do you prefer? Black tea, green tea, herbal tea? Any type of tea you really don’t enjoy?  White, green, and herbal teas. I don't like smoky teas, anything like licorice (anise, licorice root, fennel), or teas that are heavy on the rooibos or hibiscus.   Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.'s Halloween & Fall collection is out (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com/collections/halloween-fall-collection) anything you might be interested in? Lavender Pumpkin soap or candle, Once Bitten soap or candle   9/4/21   are you interested in eco-friendly menstrual products? There are some beautiful gothic print reuseable pads I'm looking at specifically. No, thank you. I'm on continuous birth control because I'm anemic and can't afford to be having periods right now. (Although my body seems to be trying to have one anyways )   9/6/21   Bath and Body Works? I know this is a bit of a love em or hate em company, but I really love their foaming hand soaps and scented hand sanitizers and my kids like their body wash, so I'll be placing an order with the next good sale. Anything that catches your eye? I'm normally indies only, I could use pocketbac hand sanitizer for my Globlin hand sanitizer dispenser, and I keep hearing good things about the Pumpkin Carving candle and have never had a three-wick candle and would like to give one a try.     9/14/21   I'm making homemade applesauce this weekend with apples I picked last weekend. I'm going to try my hand at canning for the first time (got my mom, the experienced canner, on speed dial lol) If I succeed would you like a jar? Yes, I'd be interested in one!
 

13 Nights 2021

8/8/21   Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament?  sure     8/11/21   Are there any collage artists in the mix?   I would LOVE to curate one of spooky autumn goodness if my person were to be interested!   While I think this is a super cool idea, I stink at things like collage/scrapbooking, so probably not for me   Have you seen the Dragon con list?  & would any of them appeal to you?   Which Harry Potter house are you?  Hufflepuff with Ravenclaw leanings, though I'm another one that doesn't do licensed merch at this point   8/12/21   Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myself soon!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CaitlinMcCarthyArt
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BatinYourBelfry Very cool stuff but nothing I'd really display.   I make beautiful and very lightweight yarn-and-ribbon hairfalls - would you like a set in the colors and length of your choice? If yes, name up to four colors and length in inches! Remember- this can be part of your Halloween costume!   Would you appreciate a skein of handspun yarn? If yes, what weight? What colors? How do you feel about beads? Any allergies to typical fibers?  LOVE.  No allergies to speak of, and I work with everything from fingering to superbulky depending on the project.  Colors are totally open, I use everything from undyed to super dark/bright, my only particular preference is non-scratchy.   Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons?  Yes, but stickers tend to languish because I am terrible about committing to stick them somewhere.  I do love adorning my knapsack with buttons/pins, and I will probably start doing that to my work satchel as well.   Do you spend time in the outdoors?  Yep.  In my garden, on local park walks, occasional marked-trail hiking trips   Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking?  Both!     8/13/21   The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything?  Hex on the Beach and Hiraeth I know I love, Nightwalker sounds interesting. Sugar scrubs and soap are most used, though I could probably use a lotion at work   The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye? OMG I love this stuff!!!  Of the Weenie pins,  the Trick or Treat Goat is adorable, but I'm also drooling over the Lughnasadh Wolf Moon and Brigid's Wolf   Zeep's Spooky Collection drops some time next week. Here's the scent list. Would you like any wax melts, candles, whipped soaps, sugar whips (whipped soap/scrub hybrid), body butter sugar scrubs (moisturizing scrub), meringues (lotion), bath bombs, or bath rocks from Zeep? The Mockingbird Lane body butter scrub sounds nice, or Ghost Stories, Harvest Festival,  Orchard Air, or Pep Rally sound interesting   8/14/21   Does anyone here like vintage halloween? Not really my thing
    It seems like a lot of shops’ Halloween lines have items related to the same standard fandoms, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Beetlejuice, Addams Family, etc.  Do any of those (or other ones) particularly resonate with you?  Not a fandom person for the most part   How do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever.     If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)? Loose or bags is good     Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price? I am totally fine with however my gifter wants to roll     What are your fandoms, if any? Nothing I'm really actively involved with     Do you collect things like tarot decks?  If so do you have a wish list or a list of ones you already have?  Would you like a silk tarot bag?  So far I only have a miniature deck, which I think is delightful but I haven't really learned how to read anything.  I do drool over some of the artwork out there, I just feel like I need to learn what to do with one first before I start collecting.     Do you like rocks/crystals?  What colors / kinds?  Would you like them with holes drilled (either as a pendant - you'd need to stick a bale in, or a bead?)  Yes, but mostly in a found-object sense, like if there's a cool rock from where you live or something.  I do rocks more from a look-at-it perspective than any kind of ritual thing. Geology was one of my favorite classes.     My mom has an etsy store - she makes bags.  Do you love anything from it?  We can also do box bags, draw string bags, dice bags, etc. and if you want a different type of material or a different fabric pattern, I'm open to links to specific things.   (yes, we have harry potter things.  We bought most of it before JKR showed herself to be a twat since we buy lots of bolts at the same time - yes, we have a whole room stuffed full of fabric.)  Confession:  I think I have three bags at this point--a little zippered Van Gogh Tardis, and two knit/crochet project bags, one in bare branches and crows, one with retro Daleks, and they are awesome.       Let's say you want something knitted.  What are you most interested in?  (hat, fingerless mitts, scarf, shawl, cowl, infinity scarf, shawlette, gnome, doily, coffee mug cozy, talisman bag, dice bag, soap sack, washcloth (I have a pattern with the leviathan cross for bpal), amigurumi / toy, bracelet, cuff, necklace, other?)   (Can you link to a photo of what you envision or a pattern on ravelry?  Or put it on pinterest or something if you have that.)   gnome, washcloth, fingerless mitts  (I have a small collection of knitted things from bpalers and I adore and rotate through them all in cool weather) * What colors would you prefer said knitted object in?  for wearables, darker colors, I don't have a particular preference within that.  * Stripes, gradient, semi solid, variegated?  Not a super huge stripe person, but otherwise I'm open * What type of yarn would you prefer?  ("wool", BFL, merino, merino/silk, merino/silk/cashmere, merino/cashmere, just silk, just cashmere, tencel (non-animal, plant based), other?   I also have non-dyed organic wool (mill spun) from our own sheep - finnsheep and shetland.  The finnsheep is dark brown (sun bleached black sheep from Sarge and our two black ewes we can't tell apart so they're ewe 1 and ewe 2) or a lighter silvery beige (from freckles) and the shetland is white.  (we just call her shetland.  They're mom's sheep, she should have named them, lol.)  Most of my stripy yarn is either merino or merino cashmere.)  I think the unnamed sheep thing is hilarious, btw.  And I have no preference.         Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies?  (just erase the ones you don't want when you answer to make it easy?) (see list in this post under spoiler because long)       8/15/21     How do you feel about oracle decks?   Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)?  I'm such a total novice this is probably lost on me at the moment   Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives)    Oh, and are you into astrology? minimally   What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)?  9 wide but I have seriously wonky-shaped feet so unless this is just for like stretchy house slippers, foot stuff is probably a no-go   Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters?   Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre?   What's your favorite flower(s)?  yes!  seriously, I love flowers of any kind.  If I had to pick favorites, zinnias, chrysanthemums, viola family   What's you favorite woodland creature?  small songbirds like chickadees and finches, for mammals probably foxes.  I am equal opportunity as far as like critterart or whatever though.   Do you prefer receiving a big box with all of your goodies, or is it okay if one or two things are shipped directly to you separately (with notice!!) for customs/shipping cost purposes (i.e. if there's something customs might not allow in from the States that can be shipped from within your country)?  However it gets here is totally fine   Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape?  My mom is a saint and sewed me a boatload of masks, so I'm good there.   I have a literal stockpile of skincare products.  Can I interest you in cleanser, sheet masks, moisturizer, sample things etc etc.?  Or a general pampering package? What is your skin type?  I am always down for moisturizers given I live in the land of no humidity, never tried sheet masks.  My skin type is on the dry side of combination, and as dramatic as a damn teenager.   Anything from here?  ChocolateStorybook on Etsy   I have been enjoying the incense from here hand-dipped incense sticks | Hexennacht and here Hand-dipped incense sticks | Mr. Hex (mr-hex.com)  Any thing interesting from either site?  Alas, incense is a no-go, since I can only really burn it outside due to highly senstitive cohabitants.
8/16/21   Would you like some delicious coffee? If so, do you prefer whole bean or ground? If ground, what grind? Also, light or dark roast? Flavor preferences?  Whole or ground is fine (medium grind? mostly drip or chemex made coffee here), light to medium roast.  We generally drink unflavored with the very rare vanilla/hazelnut/some spice flavor thrown in.   8/17/21   I may be going to the Renaissance Fair this weekend (if not this weekend then soon and multiple times), any Ren Faire goodies you may like?   I always go to my town's local Farmer's Market and they have booths selling things like candles, Gourmet Pickles, Flavored Oils and Vinegars, dog treats (like bones and animal feet), honey, and bath products. Would you like any of these things?  Local honeys are always fun   Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies?  I'm fine with either or a combination, ex.  this is the first day, this is the last day/halloween specifically, everything else grab at random.   If you didn't say much about your reading preferences in your survey but would be interested in receiving books, can you elaborate a bit?   Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters?   8/18/21   Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)?   Are there patterns/prints (more guidance than general Halloween/Autumn) you like for things or are you open to whatever I may find that speaks to me?  Pretty open   Any significant other or other special person? Like if I wanted to send you specialty cocoa for a date night, would that be OK? I am making up the cocoa part, but you get my drift. I think this is delightful. Yes, there is a beloved, and there is also my mom who is my coffee/tea/crafting compatriot.   I would love to request folks to to put their wish list in this thread and link in their signature. I would love to decant from my oils if I have any my person is looking for!   If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms?   8/19/21   Do you ha ve an Amazon link?  Can you post it?? 
if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry?  If so, what’s your user name there??  I'm firechild on Ravelry, primarily crochet/tunisian crochet   8/20/21   I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery.  I am cautiously interested   Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts? sure.  there are a couple things in my w/l, mostly hair gloss and atmo     8/21/21   So partner, would you be interested in a Frankenbag done in Halloween prints?  sure!   Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about?  The featherbeastie is just insane, but no allergies per se, she's just picky and weird.   how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox) I think this is lovely as long as it's small enough I could display.  But I'm fine with found former-critter...bones, butterflies, etc.   I may have preemptively picked out 2 Halloween-themed mugs with cute matching spoons, before I knew who my match was going to be! So I leave it to you: Bat, or Cat?  Bat   8/22/21   If you mentioned aversions to any common Halloween decor items (skeletons, witches, spiders, etc.), how encompassing is that? Specifically, is a "kid friendly" drawing of that same item on a piece of decor (like, a book cover or wrapping paper) still a preferred pass?  My nopes are probably not kid-friendly-able, lol
  Would you be interested in receivin g a never-used eyeshadow palette from Nororiously Morbid (gothy colors) and/or a never-used eyeshadow palette from Pretty Vulgar (romantic neutrals)?  I tend to use loose pigments more than pressed palettes   8/23/21   I live in Japan. Are you interested in anything specifically Japanese I could get for you here (doesn't necessarily have to be Halloween themed)? For example, are you a fan of the anime Demon Slayer and want merch? Are you interested in trying some fun kit-kat flavors? Do you need a new set of pretty chopsticks?   there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes?     Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like?  https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/fall-lineup-2021   8/24/21   Could you use a journal or sketchbook?  I love them, but I do have a bunch.   Do you need BPAL storage?  Imps?  Bottles? Think I'm set here   Do you wear socks?  What kind?  No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee?  Fibers?  I only really wear socks in the winter, otherwise I'm barefoot or in little slip on shoes. generally ankle or crew, because I have really big calves and I like my circulation.  As far as fibers as long as it's soft I'm happy.   Do you have a favorite candy(ies) [or prepacked individual snacks] that you wouldn't mind filling up your box as packing material? Or teas/coffee blends you'd enjoy? If you prefer none of this, that's fine too!  I'm fine with whatever.  Herbal or black bagged tea for work or little packets of snack things, crackers, nuts or whatever.    I'm going down the Shore for a few days! Any treats you'd like from a cute beach town- salt water taffy? Fudge? Wrist fans? Tie-dye beach dress...?  Salt water taffy   How do you feel about fancy marshmallows?  I like them, and I occasionally get brave and make them, but haven't gotten much more adventurous than vanilla, and orange cream so far in my own candymaking.   8/25/21   We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour?  I love pretty much any gummies, sweet, sour, bears, bats, rings, whatever.   Anything from these Etsy shops? Kodiak Sea Charms, Halloween Hill Studio, Grave Markings   What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop?   8/27/21   I grow mugwort and it's harvest season. Would you like dried leaves for bathing or tea? Or a bound bundle for smoke cleansing? (Its said to be excellent for divination or lucid dreaming, but do not use if pregnant.)  its also a digestive bitter and tastes great on chicken.  I wouldn't mind a  tiny bit to try, most likely for tea or seasoning   I grow loads of other herbs and I'm drying them now. Any favorites you might like? Mint, basil, oregano, chives, lemon balm or others?  my basil did not work out this year but I'm pretty set on other herbs   I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest?  ooo, garlic...   Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like.  I love interesting feathers   I grew a boatload of Green Shiso this year and plan to make a shiso pesto with it. Would you like some? (Nut wise it has pistachios)  No thank you   I also plan to experiment with infusing it in vodka. I'm planning a plain shiso infusion and a shiso citrus infusion. If they turn out would you like some?  shiso citrus sounds intriguing, so a tiny sample would be fun   8/28/21   Would you be interested in this hand sanitizer dispenser/keychain that doubles as a light (its eyes light up when you press between its eyes!)?  (see photo here) while this is super fun I would probably not use it   If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in?  We play rummicub, boggle, and triominoes mostly, and I used to play a lot of backgammon with my grandmother.  I like thinking and collaborative games more than just games of chance, and stuff like jigsaw puzzles.     8/29/21    DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES?  Yes, but not in the OMG-must-listen-to-every-podcast type of way.   DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING?  Baking more than decorating   If you are enthused by the idea of receiving coffee, do you want whole bean or ground? AND do you have flavors that you like (or definitely hate and never want again)?  Can use either, and as far as flavors, I tend to lean toward the nuts, caramel, spices type of stuff as opposed to anything with fruit or baked goods.    8/30/21   Would you be interested in some very size-inclusive tights? There are Halloween patterns, but also most colours under the sun, and are very comfy.  Sure!  (if this is Snag, they are awesome. I haven't worn any tights yet but the chub rub shorts were wonderful this summer)   What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level?  I love those kind of things, I'm good to medium, my housemates though are of a lower tolerance so err on the side of mild with chiles and the like.
  In case anyone else shares a love for adorable tiny plushies, any interest in v soft and cute vegetable/fruit plushies? There are also small animals.  Small critters are love, the fruit/veggies I'm not sure where I would display.   The Polish Pickup/Indie Pickup is live for wishlisting, and will ship in time for this swap (this year). Anything strike your fancy? (It's not just nail polish...there's jewelry and bath scrubs and wax tarts and all manner of things. It's fun!)  https://polishpickup.com/  Stella Chroma Harvest Moon and Sassy Cats Scary Meowster look really cool.    8/31/21   Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/  I could use some dried chiles, specifically ancho and guajillo, the elderberry syrup kit sounds interesting. could also use rose petals or hibiscus flowers.   Hayden Evens Art has released some new Halloween and Disney-themed prints and stickers.  Do any spark your interest?   So would you hate or be into more miscreant Halloween vibe decor - like wholesome figurines repainted, creepy dolls, goats with horns, (fake) animal skeletons, things in jars? Is anything too dark, morbid, or recoil worthy?  While this stuff is super cool to see in other places, it probably wouldn't be anything I could display.   do you use any sorts of semipermanent dyes or do anything fun/wild to your hair? are there any hair products you like?  My hair is permanently dyed with henna and indigo, and unfortunately 'unnatural colors' are banned at work.   what about skincare? i am pretty into k beauty and am curious if others are interested in any aspects of this.  I'm curious about this stuff, but also tend to be in the 5-minutes-or-less camp for skincare regines, and a lot of the things I've seen are like multistep processes     9/2/21     Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.'s Halloween & Fall collection is out (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com/collections/halloween-fall-collection😞 anything you might be interested in?   9/4/21   are you interested in eco-friendly menstrual products? There are some beautiful gothic print reuseable pads I'm looking at specifically.  Actually yes.  I'm very curious about these.

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13 nights of halloween

 8/8/21   Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament? iii don’t really ornament    8/11/21   Are there any collage artists in the mix?   I would LOVE to curate one of spooky autumn goodness if my person were to be interested! yesss !    Have you seen the Dragon con list?  & would any of them appeal to you? no thx   Which Harry Potter house are you?  ‘Ravenclaw, but I echo Em-'s sentiments on this one. At the moment, I cannot bring myself to wear any of my Harry Potter clothes or display any of my Potter things. I don't even want non-licensed stuff. I just don't want to have anything to do with anything Harry Potter-related right now because JKR's transphobia infuriates me.’ ^^^ i copied @doomsday_disco for these and i super agree, but also a ravenclaw if we care personality wise      8/12/21   Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myselfsoon! 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CaitlinMcCarthyArt
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BatinYourBelfry i like the oracle print     I make beautiful and very lightweight yarn-and-ribbon hairfalls - would you like a set in the colors and length of your choice? If yes, name up to four colors and length in inches! Remember- this can be part of your Halloween costume!  that would look cool! i like black and neon green if it’s for something wilder (my derby colors) but for pretty colors - softer sea foam tones, moonstone, purples ...    Would you appreciate a skein of handspun yarn? If yes, what weight? What colors? How do you feel about beads? Any allergies to typical fibers? bad at yarn, okay at beads but not super into them    Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons? Yes !   Do you spend time in the outdoors? yes!   Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking? lolno    The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything? no thankyou    The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye? no thankyou    Zeep's Spooky Collection drops some time next week. Here's the scent list. Would you like any wax melts, candles, whipped soaps, sugar whips (whipped soap/scrub hybrid), body butter sugar scrubs (moisturizing scrub), meringues (lotion), bath bombs, or bath rocks from Zeep? idk, but i need help learning to moisturize    Does anyone here like vintage halloween? Vintage Halloween is awesome!    It seems like a lot of shops’ Halloween lines have items related to the same standard fandoms, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Beetlejuice, Addams Family, etc.  Do any of those (or other ones) particularly resonate with you?   nooo but i always liked the original sabrina the teenage witch and my first cat was a black cat salem    i love black cats in general  How do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever. i don’t like things that cement themselves as of a certain time    If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)? any way !   Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price? ohhh id like 13 either way  not one huge one    What are your fandoms, if any? BLEACH - nelliel and shinji hirako  MONOGATARI- i like nadeko as the medusa, senjougahara, kaolin, and mayoi,  -i collect jewelry - i have a lot of bloodmilk, i’ve been into ecclesia lately. audrey kawasaki is one of my fave artists      Do you collect things like tarot decks?  If so do you have a wish list or a list of ones you already have?  Would you like a silk tarot bag? yes!!!! i have the wild unknown, clamp’s X deck, uusi’s supra oracle deck, dream weaver tarot, the seeker’s lenormand, luminous spirit deck, the light visions tarot i LOVE Uusi’s decks. i don’t like novelty decks (though if my super fandom animes has one i’d want - X is a beautiful manga one). i like oracle decks but i don’t like overly positive ones    Do you like rocks/crystals?  What colors / kinds?  Would you like them with holes drilled (either as a pendant - you'd need to stick a bale in, or a bead?) aquamarine, moldavite, smoky quartz... i don’t want things wrapped in wire      My mom has an etsy store - she makes bags.  Do you love anything from it?  We can also do box bags, draw string bags, dice bags, etc. and if you want a different type of material or a different fabric pattern, I'm open to links to specific things.   (yes, we have harry potter things.  We bought most of it before JKR showed herself to be a twat since we buy lots of bolts at the same time - yes, we have a whole room stuffed full of fabric.)  no bags please !       Let's say you want something knitted.  What are you most interested in?  (hat, fingerless mitts, scarf, shawl, cowl, infinity scarf, shawlette, gnome, doily, coffee mug cozy, talisman bag, dice bag, soap sack, washcloth (I have a pattern with the leviathan cross for bpal), amigurumi / toy, bracelet, cuff, necklace, other?)   (Can you link to a photo of what you envision or a pattern on ravelry?  Or put it on pinterest or something if you have that.)   * What colors would you prefer said knitted object in?  * Stripes, gradient, semi solid, variegated? * What type of yarn would you prefer?  ("wool", BFL, merino, merino/silk, merino/silk/cashmere, merino/cashmere, just silk, just cashmere, tencel (non-animal, plant based), other?   I also have non-dyed organic wool (mill spun) from our own sheep - finnsheep and shetland.  The finnsheep is dark brown (sun bleached black sheep from Sarge and our two black ewes we can't tell apart so they're ewe 1 and ewe 2) or a lighter silvery beige (from freckles) and the shetland is white.  (we just call her shetland.  They're mom's sheep, she should have named them, lol.)  Most of my stripy yarn is either merino or merino cashmere.) You can check out some of my finished projects on Ravelry if you like (click on the project for more photos)  (I'll have to make a list of which items are available  because I knit a lot of things and then just put them in a cabinet and gift or sell them.) -a beanie hat!!! i like black or the colors that change. i’ll post a pic of yarns i like        Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies?  (just erase the ones you don't want when you answer to make it easy?) (see list in this post under spoiler because long) prob no bc i don’t have an easy place to keep them        8/15/21     How do you feel about oracle decks? i like them if they’re darker like the uusi supra, but usually too happy for my taste   Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)? sure   Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives) ehh no thankyou    Oh, and are you into astrology? sorta - virgo sun, leo moon, virgo rising  i think ? may have moon and rising mixed up    What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)? 6.5   Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters? i love manga !    Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre? no thankyou    What's your favorite flower(s)? cherry blossom, spider lily     What's you favorite woodland creature? FOXES   Do you prefer receiving a big box with all of your goodies, or is it okay if one or two things are shipped directly to you separately (with notice!!) for customs/shipping cost purposes (i.e. if there's something customs might not allow in from the States that can be shipped from within your country)? i’d like them together but if it’s a problem for you then no! Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape?  no idea  I have a literal stockpile of skincare products.  Can I interest you in cleanser, sheet masks, moisturizer, sample things etc etc.?  Or a general pampering package? What is your skin type? noooo i have too many  Anything from here?  ChocolateStorybook on Etsy no thank you   I have been enjoying the incense from here hand-dipped incense sticks | Hexennacht and here Hand-dipped incense sticks | Mr. Hex (mr-hex.com)  Any thing interesting from either site? no thankyou 
8/16/21   Would you like some delicious coffee? If so, do you prefer whole bean or ground? If ground, what grind? Also, light or dark roast? Flavor preferences? i love coffee! african origin is my fave, whole bean is fine    8/17/21   I may be going to the Renaissance Fair this weekend (if not this weekend then soon and multiple times), any Ren Faire goodies you may like?  no thankyou ! i wouldn’t even know what to think    I always go to my town's local Farmer's Market and they have booths selling things like candles, Gourmet Pickles, Flavored Oils and Vinegars, dog treats (like bones and animal feet), honey, and bath products. Would you like any of these things? no thank you ! Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies?  up to you!   If you didn't say much about your reading preferences in your survey but would be interested in receiving books, can you elaborate a bit? I would absolutely love to receive books, I’m a fast reader, I like most fiction, I don’t really feel like reading scifi or high  fantasy right now- magical realism is cool. i like long books lol.    Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters?  i don’t drink    8/18/21   Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)? things that have like ‘happy halloween’ or anything that if you took a picture, it would make it evident WHEN it was taken. i like stuff to be timeless    Are there patterns/prints (more guidance than general Halloween/Autumn) you like for things or are you open to whatever I may find that speaks to me? i like plaid, soft ethereal things    Any significant other or other special person? Like if I wanted to send you specialty cocoa for a date night, would that be OK? I am making up the cocoa part, but you get my drift. i have a fiancé    I would love to request folks to to put their wish list in this thread and link in their signature. I would love to decant from my oils if I have any my person is looking for!  mine is in there    If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms? see above    8/19/21   Do you have an Amazon link?  Can you post it??  i can work on this 
if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry?  If so, what’s your user name there?? nopes  8/20/21   I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery.  no thank you    Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts? no thank you    8/21/21   So partner, would you be interested in a Frankenbag done in Halloween prints? no thank you    Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about? no allergies but she’s picky !    Which perfume houses (other than BPAL) and their blends have you tried? I ask in hoping that I don't send you something you already have or know about. - tried hex and d&f (no staying power), possets (don’t like carrier) -nava (interested in trying more), alpha musk (enjoy),    Are most of your tarot decks (or your favorite) the standard size? Asking because I only have one deck for frame of reference, and just discovered that it's jumbo sized, lol. i have a few different - some are mini, the 1999 X manga one is pretty large as is the dreamweaver (the polaroid one) - i can take a pic of them in general later today    I may have preemptively picked out 2 Halloween-themed mugs with cute matching spoons, before I knew who my match was going to be! So I leave it to you: Bat, or Cat?  cat !!   8/22/21   If you mentioned aversions to any common Halloween decor items (skeletons, witches, spiders, etc.), how encompassing is that? Specifically, is a "kid friendly" drawing of that same item on a piece of decor (like, a book cover or wrapping paper) still a preferred pass?  i don’t love things to be specifically halloween - like black cat things i like bc i have a black cat - so i like stuff with him year round, i like spooky things year round. i guess a preferred pass?
  Would you be interested in receiving a never-used eyeshadow palette from Nororiously Morbid (gothy colors) and/or a never-used eyeshadow palette from Pretty Vulgar (romantic neutrals)? I have too much makeup lol !    8/23/21   I live in Japan. Are you interested in anything specifically Japanese I could get for you here (doesn't necessarily have to be Halloween themed)? For example, are you a fan of the anime Demon Slayer and want merch? Are you interested in trying some fun kit-kat flavors? Do you need a new set of pretty chopsticks? i love green tea kitkats, yes to chopsticks, i love japanese culture in general !! even fun tabi socks  i listed lots of animes    there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes?  no thank you !   Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like? https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/fall-lineup-2021 no thank you !   8/24/21   Could you use a journal or sketchbook?  i’ll always need them, i try to stick w special paper and or there are some that have collaged pages ?   Do you need BPAL storage?  Imps?  Bottles? i use lipstick thjngs rn- in bad at this so yeah lol Do you wear socks?  What kind?  No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee?  Fibers? any - black and white usually, over the knee, knee high, whatever - they’re fun   Do you have a favorite candy(ies) [or prepacked individual snacks] that you wouldn't mind filling up your box as packing material? Or teas/coffee blends you'd enjoy? If you prefer none of this, that's fine too!  sour patch kids watermelon, green tea things, coffee i like african blends    I'm going down the Shore for a few days! Any treats you'd like from a cute beach town- salt water taffy? Fudge? Wrist fans? Tie-dye beach dress...?  i grew up in a beach town thank you though !   How do you feel about fancy marshmallows? not huge on it    8/25/21   We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour? I like all kinds of gummies, especially sour patch kids.   Anything from these Etsy shops? Kodiak Sea Charms, Halloween Hill Studio, Grave Markings. No thank you.   What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop? i don’t think i’m huge into that     8/27/21   I grow mugwort and it's harvest season. Would you like dried leaves for bathing or tea? Or a bound bundle for smoke cleansing? (Its said to be excellent for divination or lucid dreaming, but do not use if pregnant.)  its also a digestive bitter and tastes great on chicken. no thank you!   I grow loads of other herbs and I'm drying them now. Any favorites you might like? Mint, basil, oregano, chives, lemon balm or others? no thank you!   I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest? No thank you!   Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like. i like these yes   I grew a boatload of Green Shiso this year and plan to make a shiso pesto with it. Would you like some? (Nut wise it has pistachios) No thank you.   I also plan to experiment with infusing it in vodka. I'm planning a plain shiso infusion and a shiso citrus infusion. If they turn out would you like some? No thank you- i don’t drink    8/28/21   Would you be interested in this hand sanitizer dispenser/keychain that doubles as a light (its eyes light up when you press between its eyes!)?  (see photo here) no thank you    If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in? No thank you!     8/29/21    DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES? yes    DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING? nope!!   If you are enthused by the idea of receiving coffee, do you want whole bean or ground? AND do you have flavors that you like (or definitely hate and never want again)? I prefer african blends    8/30/21   Would you be interested in some very size-inclusive tights? There are Halloween patterns, but also most colours under the sun, and are very comfy. i like plain colors / dark / lace but yes !    What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level? no thank you 
  In case anyone else shares a love for adorable tiny plushies, any interest in v soft and cute vegetable/fruit plushies? There are also small animals. i love plushies, so yes !    The Polish Pickup/Indie Pickup is live for wishlisting, and will ship in time for this swap (this year). Anything strike your fancy? (It's not just nail polish...there's jewelry and bath scrubs and wax tarts and all manner of things. It's fun!) https://polishpickup.com/ I do gel mostly    8/31/21   Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/  no thank you !   Hayden Evens Art has released some new Halloween and Disney-themed prints and stickers.  Do any spark your interest? no thank you    So would you hate or be into more miscreant Halloween vibe decor - like wholesome figurines repainted, creepy dolls, goats with horns, (fake) animal skeletons, things in jars? Is anything too dark, morbid, or recoil worthy? No dolls please. i like bones in generals    do you use any sorts of semipermanent dyes or do anything fun/wild to your hair? are there any hair products you like?  I am always wanting to try new treatments/masks; i like toning products (purple and ash tones). i like lime crimes dyes and would love to try sour candy (a pink color) eventually  what about skincare? i am pretty into k beauty and am curious if others are interested in any aspects of this. YES! I love k beauty stuff     9/2/21   Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.'s Halloween & Fall collection is out (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com/collections/halloween-fall-collection😞 anything you might be interested in? i’m so bad at this stuff    Regarding tea, what type of tea do you prefer? Black tea, green tea, herbal tea? Any type of tea you really don’t enjoy? I love tea - usually green then black, i like white tea as well.   9/4/21   are you interested in eco-friendly menstrual products? There are some beautiful gothic print reusable pads I'm looking at specifically. no thank you w pads but i do use the underwears / shorts w pads built in and always need them; size medium but i size up to L or XL if they’re shorts and super tight (In general I prefer things to fit baggier)   9/6/21   Bath and Body Works? I know this is a bit of a love em or hate em company, but I really love their foaming hand soaps and scented hand sanitizers and my kids like their body wash, so I'll be placing an order with the next good sale. Anything that catches your eye? ohhh i like the cherry blossom stuff honestly lol. ADDING - cactus flower/blossom  !  and like regular pumpkin -i like linen sprays a lot lately    also to note - very into any dorohedoro things w kikurage or ebisu as the shark lol.    also maybe helpful - i’m so curious about some of the nava halloween - the canopic darks in imsety and qebeh... (can’t remember the rest of the name)   i also really love plushies - cute animals, cats, dogs, wild animals - wolves and big cats, foxes, dolphins, pokemon (eevees, eeveelutions... they do seasonal eevees too), any animes i’ve named if they have animals im into it- the cats from sailor moon..    i always like trying novel sunscreens bc i am very tattooed and very pale (like powder ones for the face, mist ones for the face- a lot of japanese and korean ones are cool to try to me)    i like candles and would like some. i do like pumpkin spice scents, then my general preferred scents.  i like the idea of linen sprays - i think a soft not cologne aquatic would be nice, or like idk a cherry blossom? i’ve been really into sage scents too. -cocoapink linen spray wL if you find any : lost coast, red coral reef, desert twilight, mermaid lagoon, lip venom     i know people keep asking about bath and body stuff / i love to try scrubs and lotions but i don’t know where to start.    i like art print bandanas, so those are always fun to get    if you like one - a perfume primer is somethjng i’ve been searching for ! i just haven’t figured out what’s good !!!   i’m dying to watch mononoke (the one w the character called the medicine seller) if that helps   art-wise i love ukiyo-e prints, then stuff like ernst une semaine de bonté (my fiancé loves that too)   id love to try watercolors too - i see sooo many cool little sets    i think pantone colors are cool as heck    i love stargazing and would like to be more into it    i always love tote bags    i hope this stuff helps - i feel really bad i haven’t been a good question answer-er. i don’t cook either and i’m so bad w candles and bath and such     
 

13 nights of Halloween Bonus Questions

I will add other answers to this post as I answer things.   Dragon Con list? With the loss of fairies, I’ll be blind bottling the Peach sweater & London Fog, but would love to try vanilla wafer & peach cream, &/or GEORGIA PEACH, OAKMOSS, SAGE, AND VETIVER   HP House: I have given up on HP   Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myself soon!   Not much for me. https://www.etsy.com/shop/CaitlinMcCarthyArt  https://www.etsy.com/shop/BatinYourBelfry    I make beautiful and very lightweight yarn-and-ribbon hairfalls - would you like a set in the colors and length of your choice? If yes, name up to four colors and length in inches! Remember- this can be part of your Halloween costume!    Ooh these would be fun - either dark purple/black/silvery grey (goes with my Renny gear) OR Fall Fae to go with dark red hair – dark greens, autumn leaves & a little purple.  My hair is below my shoulders by a few inches, what would you suggest for length?     Would you appreciate a skein of handspun yarn? If yes, what weight? What colors? How do you feel about beads? Any allergies to typical fibers?   I’m not so good with mohair, but other than that not any fiber allergies.  Beads are fun.  I would love to make some long mitts with handspun.  As to colors, think Autumn Fae & go from there.   Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons? Buttons & /or enamel pins, or old sewing buttons.  There are some in my etsy stuff.   Do you spend time in the outdoors? Sometimes, but I just found out I’m legit allergic to mosquitos.    Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking? Yes, Vegetarian cooking & baking.   The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything? Squee, muppet flailing….why yes, I love Paintbox .  My fave item is their bath streusel.  Of the weenie scents I covet Fairytalle as new to me & GOAT as an old fave.   The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye? I had a few of hers in my pins wishlist & have added a few moreof the pre-order ones.   Zeep's Spooky Collection drops some time next week. Here's the scent list. Would you like any wax melts, candles, whipped soaps, sugar whips (whipped soap/scrub hybrid), body butter sugar scrubs (moisturizing scrub), meringues (lotion), bath bombs, or bath rocks from Zeep?   I’ve never tried these, but the Season of the witch bath rocks sound fun.  1313 Mockingbird Lane & Poison apple scents sound lovely in whatever you recommend.   Does anyone here like vintage halloween?  Yes, I love vintage Owls, corvids & witch motifs    It seems like a lot of shops’ Halloween lines have items related to the same standard fandoms, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Beetlejuice, Addams Family, etc.  Do any of those (or other ones) particularly resonate with you?   I love Nightmare before Christmas   If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)? Bags or loose are fine.    Also, how do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever. Not my kind of candles   Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price? I have no thoughts on this – whatever is the most fun for you to plot, plan, & scheme.     What are your fandoms, if any? STTNG – I am in love with Jean Luc Picard     Do you collect things like tarot decks?  If so do you have a wishlist or a list of ones you already have?  Would you like a silk tarot bag? I have a couple of decks I am learning to use. Silk bag would be lovely.     Do you like rocks/crystals?  What colors kinds?  Would you like them in bead format (holes drilled?) I love rocks & crystals & fossils. I can’t think of any specific stones, but I love blues/greens/purples.  Drilled if pendant size would be great.     My mom has an etsy store - she makes bags.  Do you love anything from it?  We can also do box bags, draw string bags, dice bags, etc. and if you want a different type of material or a different fabric pattern, I'm open to links to specific things.   I love Twinkle & Twilight bags.  I have a Dr. Who & a dragon one.  The grey Ravens & bats one is awfully cute.       Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies?  (just erase the ones you don't want when you answer to make it easy?)  list under spoiler Catnip Cardamom plum jam Vanilla peach jam Plum Brandy (Slivovitz) (small sample) Lavender Vanilla Bean liqueur (small sample)   How do you feel about oracle decks? Trying to learn my tarot decks   Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)? I would love this   Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives) Lush - anything Black Currant or almond scented, or if they do a chocolate orange - all the good ones seem to stay in the UK.     EDIT: Oh, and are you into astrology? Not really   What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)? 9-9.5wide,10 Medium    Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters? No thank you    Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre? Oh those stones are lovely- rubellite or rainbow fluorite, or anything with blue   What's your favorite flower(s)? lavender   What's you favorite woodland creature? Owls, Corvids (incl Blue Jays)   Do you prefer receiving a big box with all of your goodies, or is it okay if one or two things are shipped directly to you separately (with notice!!) for customs/shipping cost purposes (i.e. if there's something customs might not allow in from the States that can be shipped from within your country)? Whatever works best for my partner   - Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape?  I like the dome shape   I have a literal stockpile of skincare products.  Can I interest you in cleanser, sheet masks, moisturizer, sample things etc etc.?  Or a general pampering package? What is your skin type? Moisturizers are awesome, I have old, dry skin that gets pimples on occasion for no good reason.  Serious handcream is always a good thing.   Anything from here?  ChocolateStorybook on Etsy Raises hand….um diabetic girl here. I can have a 2 bite sized piece of dark chocolate at most.   I have been enjoying the incense from here hand-dipped incense sticks | Hexennacht and here Hand-dipped incense sticks | Mr. Hex (mr-hex.com)  Any thing interesting from either site? Not so much. Thanks.   Would you like some delicious coffee? If so, do you prefer whole bean or ground? If ground, what grind? Also, light or dark roast? Flavor preferences? I love coffee, and I use a French press, ground,  light or medium roast with flavors (like chocolate since the sugar is so much less than real chocolate).  Oh & I don't own a grinder.     I may be going to the Renaissance Fair this weekend (if not this weekend then soon and multiple times), any Ren Faire goodies you may like?  I work at Michigan Ren Fest.  
I always go to my town's local Farmer's Market and they have booths selling things like candles, Gourmet Pickles, Flavored Oils and Vinegars, dog treats (like bones and animal feet), honey, and bath products. Would you like any of these things?  I love flavored vinegars & oils.  I just got a Persian lime olive oil for my birthday.   Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies?  I love the idea of my person curating an experience with numbered packages, but it's totally up to you.    If you didn't say much about your reading preferences in your survey but would be interested in receiving books, can you elaborate a bit? I will gladly take print books, though I am also using Audible a lot. Urban Fantasy is my fave.  Major series I have read - Harry Dresden, Iron Druid, Kim Harrison.  Open to new ones.  I prefer paranormal mystery to paranormal romance   Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters?  Oh very much so.  I’ve been trying to decide if I should try to make bitters, or just keep finding already made ones.  My very fave is Fee Bros Aztek Chocolate. (so if you know another chocolatey bitters, let me know)   Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)? I'll update this as I think of it.   Significant other? Yes, my Beloved & I have our 25th anniversary on 10/26/2021     if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry?  If so, what’s your user name there?? I’m on Rav & am Lawardrop   Are there patterns/prints (more guidance than general Halloween/Autumn) you like for things or are you open to whatever I may find that speaks to me?   Owls & Ravens & autumn leaves, Bare trees in front of a moon, bats, Halloween cats   Any significant other or other special person? Like if I wanted to send you specialty cocoa for a date night, would that be OK? I am making up the cocoa part, but you get my drift.  Sure, that would be lovely – FYI our 25th Anniversary is 10/26 & we are celebrating it on Oct 31 due to work stuff.   I would love to request folks to to put their wish list in this thread and link in their signature. I would love to decant from my oils if I have any my person is looking for! I'll try to get this done    If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms?  Jean Luc Picard is my future fantasy hubby, or at least a shore leave date.  10th Dr. is my favorite.  Is there any fun stuff available for Star Trek Lower Decks?  Such a fun show.   I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery. No thanks   Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts?  Bath oil would be fantastic.     Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about? None I know of. Catnip, mousies (or any little stuffed thing) & ping pong balls are the big faves.   how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox) Totally fine.  Shadowbox preferred.  We have a small collection on a wall in the Library.   I may have preemptively picked out 2 Halloween-themed mugs with cute matching spoons, before I knew who my match was going to be! So I leave it to you: Bat, or Cat?  Either is fine, but I don’t have a bat mug & do have several cat mugs.   If you mentioned aversions to any common Halloween decor items (skeletons, witches, spiders, etc.), how encompassing is that? Specifically, is a "kid friendly" drawing of that same item on a piece of decor (like, a book cover or wrapping paper) still a preferred pass? All is fine on wrapping paper
  Would you be interested in receiving a never-used eyeshadow palette from Nororiously Morbid (gothy colors) and/or a never-used eyeshadow palette from Pretty Vulgar (romantic neutrals)?  Not really – I so very rarely wear eye makeup.   I live in Japan. Are you interested in anything specifically Japanese I could get for you here (doesn't necessarily have to be Halloween themed)? For example, are you a fan of the anime Demon Slayer and want merch? Are you interested in trying some fun kit-kat flavors? Do you need a new set of pretty chopsticks? I love the fun kit kat flavors – Is it true there is a chestnut one?  Chocolate Orange is a favorite too.  Ooh, Purple chopsticks would be lovely   Are there patterns/prints (more guidance than general Halloween/Autumn) you like for things or are you open to whatever I may find that speaks to me? Owls & Ravens & autumn leaves, Bare trees in front of a moon, bats, Halloween cats   Any significant other or other special person? Like if I wanted to send you specialty cocoa for a date night, would that be OK? I am making up the cocoa part, but you get my drift.  Sure, that would be lovely – FYI our 25th Anniversary is 10/26 & we are celebrating it on Oct 31 due to work stuff.   I would love to request folks to to put their wish list in this thread and link in their signature. I would love to decant from my oils if I have any my person is looking for!   I'll try I promise   If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms?  Jean Luc Picard is my future fantasy hubby, or at least a shore leave date.  10th Dr. is my favorite.  Is there any fun stuff available for Star Trek Lower Decks?  Such a fun show.   I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery. No thanks   Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts?  Bath oil would be fantastic.     Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about? None I know of. Ping Pong  balls, mousies (of any shape) & Catnip are the preferred toys - oh & crinkle balls, but I usually make those from crinkly mylar wrapping paper.   how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox) Totally fine.  Shadowbox preferred.  We have several on the wall in our library   I may have preemptively picked out 2 Halloween-themed mugs with cute matching spoons, before I knew who my match was going to be! So I leave it to you: Bat, or Cat?  Either is fine, but I don’t have a bat mug & do have several cat mugs.     If you mentioned aversions to any common Halloween decor items (skeletons, witches, spiders, etc.), how encompassing is that? Specifically, is a "kid friendly" drawing of that same item on a piece of decor (like, a book cover or wrapping paper) still a preferred pass? All is fine on wrapping paper or books
  Would you be interested in receiving a never-used eyeshadow palette from Nororiously Morbid (gothy colors) and/or a never-used eyeshadow palette from Pretty Vulgar (romantic neutrals)?  Not really – I so very rarely wear eye makeup.   I live in Japan. Are you interested in anything specifically Japanese I could get for you here (doesn't necessarily have to be Halloween themed)? For example, are you a fan of the anime Demon Slayer and want merch? Are you interested in trying some fun kit-kat flavors? Do you need a new set of pretty chopsticks? I love the fun kit kat flavors – Is it true there is a chestnut one?  Chocolate Orange is a favorite too.  Ooh, Purple chopsticks?   there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes?  I wear a 2X Tee, bonus for scoop or vneck. Shirts that are fun: “Shh I’m Counting Stitches” , “Crochet Kitty”, or “Yarn Hoarder”  Kind of surprised they have Star Wars, but no Star Trek.   Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like?  https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/fall-lineup-2021  Ooh I love Blood Orange so the Blood Orange Marshmallow would be grand.  Also Ghost Puffs.  My fave products from Haus of Gloi are the bubbling scrubs or the pumpkin butter.     Edited 8/31 - catch up on questions. 8/24/21   Could you use a journal or sketchbook? I love sketchbooks & use them a lot.   Do you need BPAL storage?  Imps?  Bottles? My bottle storage is good.  Imps are a mess & if you have good ideas please share   Do you wear socks?  What kind?  No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee?  Fibers? I love socks – I’m really well stocked on the no show/ankle type.  Crew, Knee or over the knee are welcome.  Most all fibers, but cushy wool crew or knee socks are the best.  I have heavier calves.   Do you have a favorite candy(ies) [or prepacked individual snacks] that you wouldn't mind filling up your box as packing material? Or teas/coffee blends you'd enjoy? If you prefer none of this, that's fine too!    I'm going down the Shore for a few days! Any treats you'd like from a cute beach town- salt water taffy? Fudge? Wrist fans? Tie-dye beach dress...?   How do you feel about fancy marshmallows?  I love fancy marshmallows but they  are not currently on my list of “things a well behaved diabetic can eat”   8/25/21   We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour? Not a gummies girl   Anything from these Etsy shops? Kodiak Sea Charms - No, Halloween Hill Studio No, Grave Markings Not a Phase enamel pin or the glowing cat skull pin   What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop? Nope.   8/27/21   I grow mugwort and it's harvest season. Would you like dried leaves for bathing or tea? Or a bound bundle for smoke cleansing? (Its said to be excellent for divination or lucid dreaming, but do not use if pregnant.)  its also a digestive bitter and tastes great on chicken.  Sure.   I grow loads of other herbs and I'm drying them now. Any favorites you might like? Mint, basil, oregano, chives, lemon balm or others?  Basil & Lemon Balm   I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest? Garlic, some to plant & some to cook with.   Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like.  Feathers are always a hit here – they are the ultimate cat toy, although I have some pretty ones in my studio that I hope they never find.   I grew a boatload of Green Shiso this year and plan to make a shiso pesto with it. Would you like some? (Nut wise it has pistachios) That sounds marvelous.   I also plan to experiment with infusing it in vodka. I'm planning a plain shiso infusion and a shiso citrus infusion. If they turn out would you like some?  Would love to try some, especially that citrus one – be sure to include a festive cocktail recipe.   8/28/21   Would you be interested in this hand sanitizer dispenser/keychain that doubles as a light (its eyes light up when you press between its eyes!)?  No Thanks.   If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in?  We don’t play a lot of tabletop games, so this is probably not a good idea for us.     8/29/21    DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES? Nope, not my thing.   DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING?  I love the fall cooking & baking magazines – the sort of things with headlines like “The best 317 Thanksgiving sides in the history of ever”   If you are enthused by the idea of receiving coffee, do you want whole bean or ground? AND do you have flavors that you like (or definitely hate and never want again)?  I love flavored coffees.  I do not own a grinder & I use a French press.  I love chocolate/caramel/vanilla/almond/hazelnut & oddly Raspberry& chocolate flavor.  I tend not to like the ones made to taste like a specific pastry (there was a blueberry muffin coffee that was so gross, it went right down the sink)   8/30/21   Would you be interested in some very size-inclusive tights? There are Halloween patterns, but also most colours under the sun, and are very comfy.  I love size inclusive tights.  I’m 5’9” with a 45”waist & 52” hips for size chart purposes.   What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level? I am an official chutney junkie.  Jams are cool too, in fruits I don’t already make myself.  I usually order Thai food as medium spicy if that helps (I’m not into ghost peppers, reapers or habanero)
  In case anyone else shares a love for adorable tiny plushies, any interest in v soft and cute vegetable/fruit plushies? There are also small animals. No thank you, they would be kidnapped & likely gutted by my furry overlords.   The Polish Pickup/Indie Pickup is live for wishlisting, and will ship in time for this swap (this year). Anything strike your fancy? (It's not just nail polish...there's jewelry and bath scrubs and wax tarts and all manner of things. It's fun!)  https://polishpickup.com/  I did not see anything here that makes me go oooh.   8/31/21   Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/  Oh gosh yes this looks wonderful. Ginger salt or porcini salt, or Chili lime salt.  Any of the spice blends that are good for vegetarian uses.  Elderberry boost.       Hayden Evens Art has released some new Halloween and Disney-themed prints and stickers.  Do any spark your interest? Not a huge Disneyphile.   So would you hate or be into more miscreant Halloween vibe decor - like wholesome figurines repainted, creepy dolls, goats with horns, (fake) animal skeletons, things in jars? Is anything too dark, morbid, or recoil worthy?  Hubs collects skulls of various animals, and some creepy things in jars (baby shark comes to mind) so anything like that would go straight to his library.     9/2/21   Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.'s Halloween & Fall collection is out (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com/collections/halloween-fall-collection😞 anything you might be interested in?  I love their soaps.  Would love to try a candle. Scents I like are Samhain hard cider, Pumpkin Guts, Lavender Pumpkin, Autumn Apple   Regarding tea, what type of tea do you prefer? Black tea, green tea, herbal tea? Any type of tea you really don’t enjoy?   Please no Rooibos blends.  Also not a big green tea fan.  I drink either black tea or flavored blends with Black tea or herbal blends.  My single favorite tea is Assam.  Earl Grey blends are usually good too.  My favorite US supplier is Harney & sons.  I also order from Bird & blend in the UK.   9/4/21   are you interested in eco-friendly menstrual products? There are some beautiful gothic print reuseable pads I'm looking at specifically.  WooHoo - I am beyond needing these items. Go Crones!   9/6/21   Bath and Body Works? I know this is a bit of a love em or hate em company, but I really love their foaming hand soaps and scented hand sanitizers and my kids like their body wash, so I'll be placing an order with the next good sale. Anything that catches your eye? I  like the foaming pump soaps - anything that plays well with my scent profiles.  Same for Hand sanitizers.  
 

Answers for the Swap

I hope this helps - questions with answers Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament?  =o yes please   Are there any collage artists in the mix?   I would LOVE to curate one of spooky autumn goodness if my person were to be interested!   Nope haven't had an interest in collages but go for it. Have you seen the Dragon con list?  & would any of them appeal to you? They might –   Which Harry Potter house are you? 
Gryffindor more likely which is funny because I do identify with the Slytherins not as evil or mean but with the ambition and thinking before leaping .. at least as I get older xD   ·         Changed Answer to the Nail Polish.  I do wear it for pedicures, on my fingernails not so much xD Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myself soon!  https://www.etsy.com/shop/CaitlinMcCarthyArt  It's interesting but prolly not for me https://www.etsy.com/shop/BatinYourBelfry  That's pretty cool looking and more my style   though I do love this guy: https://impsandmonsters.com/product-category/artprints/     Local guy in Seattle   the other missed questions >.> Would you appreciate a skein of handspun yarn? If yes, what weight? What colors? How do you feel about beads? Any allergies to typical fibers? =o yes please. A heavier weight say either DK or Worsted... beads.. Hmm haven't had the pleasure of knitting with beads. So far no allergies to fibers. Not a fan of cashmere.
Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons?  Yes to Stickers and buttons.. ooo and pins! Not a big fan of patches xD Do you spend time in the outdoors? As little as possible only because I burn way way too easily. Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking? Yes 😃 love to bake and cook. I love to make cookies. Just got an Air Fryer and have been having a blast with it. 8/15 The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything? Uhm just found this and put together a wishlist for it.   The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye? Surprise me?  I haven’t even looked at it but Dragons are always a bonus  Zeep's Spooky Collection drops some time next week. Here's the scent list. Would you like any wax melts, candles, whipped soaps, sugar whips (whipped soap/scrub hybrid), body butter sugar scrubs (moisturizing scrub), meringues (lotion), bath bombs, or bath rocks from Zeep? I like bath bombs, candles are always nice.  The only caveat is please nothing with patchouli in it.   Does anyone here like vintage Halloween?   It seems like a lot of shops’ Halloween lines have items related to the same standard fandoms, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Beetlejuice, Addams Family, etc.  Do any of those (or other ones) particularly resonate with you? The Nightmare Before Christmas has always been a fav as has Addams Family.   How do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever. I think I’ll pass on those ^^  If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)? I prefer the loose leaf but teas in bags are just as acceptable.    Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price? It’s entirely up to you my Dear Swapper.  I will be very happy with what you send me unless you put in patchouli xD 
What are your fandoms, if any? Oh jebsus… we’ll be here forever and a day. I am a huge fan of the Final Fantasy franchises.  The mind just went blank.. The Sandman is one of my all time favorites as is St. Germain – Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.  Anime/manga Black Butler, Bleach, Angels of Death, Death Parade, Fairy Tail, just to name a few.  I think my absolute fav is Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. I will watch that repeatedly. and then there’s the John Wick Franchise. Yas… and Labyrinth. Do you collect things like tarot decks?  If so do you have a wish list or a list of ones you already have?  Would you like a silk tarot bag? I have a couple tarot decks, I like them for their artwork. I’m pants at trying to use them Do you like rocks/crystals?  What colors / kinds?  Would you like them with holes drilled (either as a pendant - you'd need to stick a bale in, or a bead?) I do like rocks/crystals.  I am very partial to blood red Garnets – birthstone and they make me happy.  I like tiger’s eye and onyx.  Pendant is fine or just the pretty shinies as is.   My mom has an etsy store - she makes bags.  Do you love anything from it?  We can also do box bags, draw string bags, dice bags, etc. and if you want a different type of material or a different fabric pattern, I'm open to links to specific things.   (yes, we have harry potter things.  We bought most of it before JKR showed herself to be a twat since we buy lots of bolts at the same time - yes, we have a whole room stuffed full of fabric.)  I’m all about getting new knitting project bags.  😃   roses, ravens, celtic knots, beloved dragons.   Let's say you want something knitted.  What are you most interested in?  (hat, fingerless mitts, scarf, shawl, cowl, infinity scarf, shawlette, gnome, doily, coffee mug cozy, talisman bag, dice bag, soap sack, washcloth (I have a pattern with the leviathan cross for bpal), amigurumi / toy, bracelet, cuff, necklace, other?)   (Can you link to a photo of what you envision or a pattern on ravelry?  Or put it on pinterest or something if you have that.)  amigurumi, hats, handwarmers, scarf is just fine, would love socks but I have a size 9 foot and some hefty calves .
T-bag with PomPoms , Triangle Hat , Hat with Earflaps, Wristwarmers, Yip Yips I have. I also have a "Halloween Moogle" from Final Fantasy.  So dragons and such are perfect.
* What colors would you prefer said knitted object in? Dark colours please – blues, purples, green, even a dark red. * Stripes, gradient, semi solid, variegated? Surprise me ^^ * What type of yarn would you prefer?  ("wool", BFL, merino, merino/silk, merino/silk/cashmere, merino/cashmere, just silk, just cashmere, tencel (non-animal, plant based), other?   I also have non-dyed organic wool (mill spun) from our own sheep - finnsheep and shetland.  The finnsheep is dark brown (sun bleached black sheep from Sarge and our two black ewes we can't tell apart so they're ewe 1 and ewe 2) or a lighter silvery beige (from freckles) and the shetland is white.  (we just call her shetland.  They're mom's sheep, she should have named them, lol.)  Most of my stripy yarn is either merino or merino cashmere.) Sounds good except for the cashmere.   Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies?  O.o the dried honeycrisp yes please, dried catnip (for the boys of course), and dear gods yes.. the rose petal liqueur.  It’s freaking amazing by itself or with some soda water.  Plum Brandy would be tasty!  8/16/21   How do you feel about oracle decks? Sure I’ll add them to the collection  Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)?  No limitations.  I lean towards Bast, Anubis and learning more about The Morrigan  Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives) Uhm, I’ll defer to your judgement. Oh, and are you into astrology? Pretty much what I know is I am a Caprius – Capricorn cusped with Aquarius. I share a lot of those traits. But more than willing to get a chart done.  Lemme know if there’s any information you need besides a birth date.   What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)? 9 wide, extra wide if I can find them   Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters? Manga is on the amazon list Huge Dr. Strange fan. Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre? I may have to look this up but I’ll leave it to your best judgement  What's your favorite flower(s)? Purple roses aka sterling silvers are my favorites. But I also love white roses, forget me nots, flowers from bergamot,  blue columbine, pretty pansies, dianthus, carnations.   What's you favorite woodland creature?  Uhm Owls, ravens, wolves, and lynxes.  Do you prefer receiving a big box with all of your goodies, or is it okay if one or two things are shipped directly to you separately (with notice!!) for customs/shipping cost purposes (i.e. if there's something customs might not allow in from the States that can be shipped from within your country)?  Again – if it’s easier for you to ship it to me directly, I’m good with it.  If it’s all together Fab, if not no worries.   Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape?  I would love some new fabric face masks.  The dome ones are very comfortable.  The pleated ones my husband wears because of his beard.   I have a literal stockpile of skincare products.  Can I interest you in cleanser, sheet masks, moisturizer, sample things etc etc.?  Or a general pampering package? What is your skin type?  I have sensitive skin so if it’s good enough for a baby. If you have product for the super sensitive that would be awesome.  

Anything from here?  ChocolateStorybook on Etsy  I think this will be a pass.  

Would you like some delicious coffee? If so, do you prefer whole bean or ground? If ground, what grind? Also, light or dark roast? Flavor preferences? Love the smell of coffee and love Kona Blend when I can get it (usually on Kauai) .  Our household for the most part is Tea/Drinking Chocolate. So thank you but not this time.      Moar Questions 8/18 I may be going to the Renaissance Fair this weekend (if not this weekend then soon and multiple times), any Ren Faire goodies you may like? I’m going to the local Renn Faire this weekend.  I’m always up for soaps/trinkets/mead/pins.   Small carved things are always fun plus… anything dragon. I always go to my town's local Farmer's Market and they have booths selling things like candles, Gourmet Pickles, Flavored Oils and Vinegars, dog treats (like bones and animal feet), honey, and bath products. Would you like any of these things?  I also go to the local Farmers’ Market.  We found a hidden gem in Maple Valley.  I like to try new things – pickles, flavored oils/vinegars.  Caramels either with sea salt or with a hit of heat like a little chipotle. Honey/jams are always good especially honey comb ❤️ but I know that can be sticky to transport. Bath bombs are prolly best. Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies?  I’ll leave that up to you.   If you didn't say much about your reading preferences in your survey but would be interested in receiving books, can you elaborate a bit? O.o for the most part I read fantasy books, a smattering of science fiction and try to leave the non-fiction alone.  Mystery novels are good finished up the Lord Meren Series by Lynda Suzanne Robinson.  Those would be fab as an e-book since I have them as soft covers. Slayer of Gods I think is the only I’m missing. Other books are the Deryni series.  A hard to find but much beloved book is the Lord D’Arcy book – three tales in one.    Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters?   Cocktail recipes are always a good thing.  Tools/supplies not so much.  Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)? What are five inexpensive things you always appreciate receiving? Post/notecards/stationary, tea, fun stickers, bookmarks, new/strange candies or snacks, small candles   Are there patterns/prints (more guidance than general Halloween/Autumn) you like for things or are you open to whatever I may find that speaks to me?  Dragons, gargoyles, uhm snowflakes (don’t listen to Twilight Eyes about snow dances Minter is Coming!), castles, knights, roses, ravens, wolves…. Steampunk items Any significant other or other special person? Like if I wanted to send you specialty cocoa for a date night, would that be OK? I am making up the cocoa part, but you get my drift. There is my beloved DH – Bill.  I’m always up to share treats with him. Do you have an Amazon link?  Can you post it?? Pretty sure it’s in the signature but here we go: amazon wish list
if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry?  If so, what’s your user name there?? Yep, I pretend to knit xD I'm probably at the intermediate range of knitting.  Renazuki

Renazuki

Renazuki

 

Florida Fledglings 13 Nights Of Halloween

🎃 13 Nights Of Halloween 👻 ⚰️ Master Supplemental Questions List 🦇     8/8/21 Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament? No thank you, I don't really do a Halloween tree.      8/11/21   Are there any collage artists in the mix?   I would LOVE to curate one of spooky autumn goodness if my person were to be interested! I don't really have room for my art on my walls sadly, the only space I have left is devoted to BPAL postcards.    Have you seen the Dragon con list?  & would any of them appeal to you? I would love to try VANILLA WAFERS AND PEACH CREAM, FUZZY PEACH SWEATER AND A MUG OF LONDON FOG, and PEACH AND SUGARED ORANGE SLICES.   Which Harry Potter house are you? I am not a Harry Potter fan but if you are curious about my personality I believe I tested as a  majority Slytherin and partial Hufflepuff.    8/12/21   Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myself soon! 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CaitlinMcCarthyArt I like the art style but I am not in need of any prints or pins right now, thank you.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BatinYourBelfry Same as above! ⬆️   I make beautiful and very lightweight yarn-and-ribbon hairfalls - would you like a set in the colors and length of your choice? If yes, name up to four colors and length in inches! Remember- this can be part of your Halloween costume!  These are not really my style, sorry.    Would you appreciate a skein of handspun yarn? If yes, what weight? What colors? How do you feel about beads? Any allergies to typical fibers? I don't knit so I don't need any yarn.    Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons? I love spooky stickers!    Do you spend time in the outdoors? I do, I like to take walks outside and do some nature watching.    Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking? I am not much of a cook but I love to bake!      8/13/21   The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything? I just recently got turned onto Paintbox Soapworks! I would love to try the scents G.O.A.T in hot process soap or Sorbetto Sample Size, and HEX ON THE BEACH in either a SORBETTO Sample Size or Bath Streusel .   The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye? I'm good on pins so no thank you.   Zeep's Spooky Collection drops some time next week. Here's the scent list. Would you like any wax melts, candles, whipped soaps, sugar whips (whipped soap/scrub hybrid), body butter sugar scrubs (moisturizing scrub), meringues (lotion), bath bombs, or bath rocks from Zeep? I will have to update this when the collection drops.    8/14/21   Does anyone here like vintage halloween?  YES!
  It seems like a lot of shops’ Halloween lines have items related to the same standard fandoms, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Beetlejuice, Addams Family, etc.  Do any of those (or other ones) particularly resonate with you?  I prefer to decorate with non-licenced items rather than be fandom specific.    How do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever. I'm intrigued lol.     If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)? I drink tea and I like both lose tea and tea bags. 🍵     Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price? I am not picky, whatever you choose!     What are your fandoms, if any? I am not really in any fandoms, sorry.      Do you collect things like tarot decks?  If so do you have a wish list or a list of ones you already have?  Would you like a silk tarot bag? I am not into Tarot, sorry.     Do you like rocks/crystals?  What colors / kinds?  Would you like them with holes drilled (either as a pendant - you'd need to stick a bale in, or a bead?) I love rocks, any kind is fine!     My mom has an etsy store - she makes bags.  Do you love anything from it?  We can also do box bags, draw string bags, dice bags, etc. and if you want a different type of material or a different fabric pattern, I'm open to links to specific things.   (yes, we have harry potter things.  We bought most of it before JKR showed herself to be a twat since we buy lots of bolts at the same time - yes, we have a whole room stuffed full of fabric.) No thank you.       Let's say you want something knitted.  What are you most interested in?  (hat, fingerless mitts, scarf, shawl, cowl, infinity scarf, shawlette, gnome, doily, coffee mug cozy, talisman bag, dice bag, soap sack, washcloth (I have a pattern with the leviathan cross for bpal), amigurumi / toy, bracelet, cuff, necklace, other?)   (Can you link to a photo of what you envision or a pattern on ravelry?  Or put it on pinterest or something if you have that.)  Fingerless mitts, soap sack, washcloth, socks could be neat. * What colors would you prefer said knitted object in?  Gray, lavender, oxblood, sage, pumpkin orange and black are my favorite colors.  * Stripes, gradient, semi solid, variegated? Anything is fine. * What type of yarn would you prefer?  ("wool", BFL, merino, merino/silk, merino/silk/cashmere, merino/cashmere, just silk, just cashmere, tencel (non-animal, plant based), other?   I also have non-dyed organic wool (mill spun) from our own sheep - finnsheep and shetland.  The finnsheep is dark brown (sun bleached black sheep from Sarge and our two black ewes we can't tell apart so they're ewe 1 and ewe 2) or a lighter silvery beige (from freckles) and the shetland is white.  (we just call her shetland.  They're mom's sheep, she should have named them, lol.)  Most of my stripy yarn is either merino or merino cashmere.) You can check out some of my finished projects on Ravelry if you like (click on the project for more photos)  (I'll have to make a list of which items are available  because I knit a lot of things and then just put them in a cabinet and gift or sell them.) Nothing scratchy please.       Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies?  (just erase the ones you don't want when you answer to make it easy?) (see list in this post under spoiler because long) Dried could be neat!       8/15/21     How do you feel about oracle decks? I don't use them personally.   Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)? No, thank you.   Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives) Maybe some Halloween Lush goodies.   Oh, and are you into astrology? No, but I am pretty true to my sign which is a Libra.    What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)? I'm a size 8 normally.   Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters? I would love to read more Locke & Key, I read it once in high school but I don't own any of them.    Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre? I would love any gemstones, moth cards, teas, wand caps or books by Caitlin Doughty sold at Haute Macabre.    What's your favorite flower(s)? Moonflower, hibiscus, hydrangea, and passion flower.   What's you favorite woodland creature? BATS!   Do you prefer receiving a big box with all of your goodies, or is it okay if one or two things are shipped directly to you separately (with notice!!) for customs/shipping cost purposes (i.e. if there's something customs might not allow in from the States that can be shipped from within your country)? Whatever you prefer, I'm easygoing.   Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape? Yes, I prefer the dome shape.    I have a literal stockpile of skincare products.  Can I interest you in cleanser, sheet masks, moisturizer, sample things etc etc.?  Or a general pampering package? What is your skin type? Absolutely, I love skincare!   Anything from here?  ChocolateStorybook on Etsy OMG, um yes. I am really interested in the zombie or churro flavor.    I have been enjoying the incense from here hand-dipped incense sticks | Hexennacht and here Hand-dipped incense sticks | Mr. Hex (mr-hex.com)  Any thing interesting from either site? No thank you, I dont burn incense. I prefer wax melts, candles, atmosphere sprays and wallflowers for my fragrance needs.
8/16/21   Would you like some delicious coffee? If so, do you prefer whole bean or ground? If ground, what grind? Also, light or dark roast? Flavor preferences? Ground please, not picky on the type of grind, I like light to medium roast and I'm open to anything that is not super artificial tasting.    8/17/21   I may be going to the Renaissance Fair this weekend (if not this weekend then soon and multiple times), any Ren Faire goodies you may like? I have never been to a Ren Fair so I can confirm nor deny.    I always go to my town's local Farmer's Market and they have booths selling things like candles, Gourmet Pickles, Flavored Oils and Vinegars, dog treats (like bones and animal feet), honey, and bath products. Would you like any of these things? Bath products, candles and honey are always welcome.   Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies?  Either way is fine!   If you didn't say much about your reading preferences in your survey but would be interested in receiving books, can you elaborate a bit? Sadly I'm not good at devoting time to books, I'm way more likely to listen to them, I like gothic horror.  Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters? No thank you, I don't drink often.    8/18/21   Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)? No items with glitter on them please.   Are there patterns/prints (more guidance than general Halloween/Autumn) you like for things or are you open to whatever I may find that speaks to me? I am open!   Any significant other or other special person? Like if I wanted to send you specialty cocoa for a date night, would that be OK? I am making up the cocoa part, but you get my drift.  No special person in my life atm.   I would love to request folks to to put their wish list in this thread and link in their signature. I would love to decant from my oils if I have any my person is looking for! My Wishlist is in my signature, I will try to add to it soon!   If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms? n/a   8/19/21   Do you have an Amazon link?  Can you post it?? I will try to work on this and add it later.
if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry?  If so, what’s your user name there?? n/a   I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery.  No thank you, I like apple cider smells but don't enjoy drinking it.    Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts? Helllllll yyyeeeaahhh, I LOVE BPTP stuff, maybe more than the perfume oils, shhhhhh.   8/21/21   So partner, would you be interested in a Frankenbag done in Halloween prints? No thank you, I am good on bags.   Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about? Nope, furball is not picky.    how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox) That is my Jam, I love anything with a naturalistic/creepy theme.    I may have preemptively picked out 2 Halloween-themed mugs with cute matching spoons, before I knew who my match was going to be! So I leave it to you: Bat, or Cat? Bat always.   8/22/21   If you mentioned aversions to any common Halloween decor items (skeletons, witches, spiders, etc.), how encompassing is that? Specifically, is a "kid friendly" drawing of that same item on a piece of decor (like, a book cover or wrapping paper) still a preferred pass? No adversions.
  Would you be interested in receiving a never-used eyeshadow palette from Nororiously Morbid (gothy colors) and/or a never-used eyeshadow palette from Pretty Vulgar (romantic neutrals)? I am pretty good on makeup but I wouldn't say no to new gothy makeup.    8/23/21   I live in Japan. Are you interested in anything specifically Japanese I could get for you here (doesn't necessarily have to be Halloween themed)? For example, are you a fan of the anime Demon Slayer and want merch? Are you interested in trying some fun kit-kat flavors? Do you need a new set of pretty chopsticks? Japanese snack are always appreciated.   there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes?  I am good on t-shirts but spooky socks are always welcome!   Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like? https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/fall-lineup-2021 The scrubs sound interesting!   8/24/21   Could you use a journal or sketchbook?  I am good, thank you.   Do you need BPAL storage?  Imps?  Bottles? I am good, thank you.   Do you wear socks?  What kind?  No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee?  Fibers? I wear all kinds of socks!   Do you have a favorite candy(ies) [or prepacked individual snacks] that you wouldn't mind filling up your box as packing material? Or teas/coffee blends you'd enjoy? If you prefer none of this, that's fine too! Reese's bats or pumpkins please!   I'm going down the Shore for a few days! Any treats you'd like from a cute beach town- salt water taffy? Fudge? Wrist fans? Tie-dye beach dress...? I could never turn down fudge!   How do you feel about fancy marshmallows? I love them!   8/25/21   We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour? I like all kinds of gummies, especially sour patch kids.   Anything from these Etsy shops? Kodiak Sea Charms, Halloween Hill Studio, Grave Markings. No thank you.   What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop? Basically anything for there but esoecially books by Caitlin Doughty or the BPAL perfume collaborations.    8/27/21   I grow mugwort and it's harvest season. Would you like dried leaves for bathing or tea? Or a bound bundle for smoke cleansing? (Its said to be excellent for divination or lucid dreaming, but do not use if pregnant.)  its also a digestive bitter and tastes great on chicken. Sure!   I grow loads of other herbs and I'm drying them now. Any favorites you might like? Mint, basil, oregano, chives, lemon balm or others? Any herbs would be appreciated.   I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest? No thank you!   Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like. Yes!   I grew a boatload of Green Shiso this year and plan to make a shiso pesto with it. Would you like some? (Nut wise it has pistachios) No thank you.   I also plan to experiment with infusing it in vodka. I'm planning a plain shiso infusion and a shiso citrus infusion. If they turn out would you like some? No thank you.   8/28/21   Would you be interested in this hand sanitizer dispenser/keychain that doubles as a light (its eyes light up when you press between its eyes!)?  (see photo here) I already own this lol.   If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in? No thank you!     8/29/21    DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES? Not particularly.   DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING? Absolutely!   If you are enthused by the idea of receiving coffee, do you want whole bean or ground? AND do you have flavors that you like (or definitely hate and never want again)? I am open just nothing that smells overly artifical please.   8/30/21   Would you be interested in some very size-inclusive tights? There are Halloween patterns, but also most colours under the sun, and are very comfy. Yes!   What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level? Sadly I have a very low spice tolerance.
  In case anyone else shares a love for adorable tiny plushies, any interest in v soft and cute vegetable/fruit plushies? There are also small animals. I would love any of the Halloween themed squishmallows, I believe they are sold at Wallgreens and Learning Express but I have had no luck finding them.   The Polish Pickup/Indie Pickup is live for wishlisting, and will ship in time for this swap (this year). Anything strike your fancy? (It's not just nail polish...there's jewelry and bath scrubs and wax tarts and all manner of things. It's fun!) https://polishpickup.com/ I am good.   8/31/21   Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/  I am good.   Hayden Evens Art has released some new Halloween and Disney-themed prints and stickers.  Do any spark your interest? Any Halloween stickers would be cool.   So would you hate or be into more miscreant Halloween vibe decor - like wholesome figurines repainted, creepy dolls, goats with horns, (fake) animal skeletons, things in jars? Is anything too dark, morbid, or recoil worthy? No, thank you.   do you use any sorts of semipermanent dyes or do anything fun/wild to your hair? are there any hair products you like?  I am good on dyes but I would appreciate any hair masks.   what about skincare? i am pretty into k beauty and am curious if others are interested in any aspects of this. YES! I love k beauty stuff.     9/2/21   Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.'s Halloween & Fall collection is out (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com/collections/halloween-fall-collection😞 anything you might be interested in? Ooohh, LAVENDER PUMPKIN BAR SOAP, OCTOBER ROAD BAR SOAP, PUMPKIN CHAI LATTE BAR SOAP, and HALLOWEEN & FALL COLLECTION SOAP ENDS all seem great!   Regarding tea, what type of tea do you prefer? Black tea, green tea, herbal tea? Any type of tea you really don’t enjoy? I enjoy all kinds besides floral.   9/4/21   are you interested in eco-friendly menstrual products? There are some beautiful gothic print reusable pads I'm looking at specifically. I use a menstrual disc so I am good, thank you though.   9/6/21   Bath and Body Works? I know this is a bit of a love em or hate em company, but I really love their foaming hand soaps and scented hand sanitizers and my kids like their body wash, so I'll be placing an order with the next good sale. Anything that catches your eye? I would love any of the products in the Wicked Vanilla Wood scent, I believe its an online exclusive.
 

13 Nights of Halloween 2021 Questions and Answers

8/8/21   Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament?  That would be lovely! I cross-stitch myself, so it’d be really special to get something that someone else cross-stitched for me.     8/11/21   Are there any collage artists in the mix?   I would LOVE to curate one of spooky autumn goodness if my person were to be interested!  Unfortunately I’m not a collage artist. I’m not that great at putting stuff together in a creative way; I’m much better at working from a pattern that someone else created.   Have you seen the Dragon con list?  & would any of them appeal to you?  I wouldn’t mind a small decant of Peach Brandy Snake Oil, Vanilla Wafers and Peach Cream, or Fuzzy Peach Sweater and a Mug of London Fog, just to see what they’re like.   Which Harry Potter house are you? No idea. Sorry, but I’ve never read the books or seen the movies, and have no interest in doing so.   8/12/21   Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myself soon! 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CaitlinMcCarthyArt  I can see the appeal, but they’re not quite to my taste.  I do like the Capricorn print, though.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BatinYourBelfry  As I was looking through the listings, they seemed kind of familiar, then I realized why that was when I saw the Black Plague print, which was already on my Etsy wishlist.    So many cool things in this shop - I especially like the Black Plague Doctor enamel pin, the Halloween Danse print, the Macabre Plague Doctor print, the Monster Party print, and the Bat Cave print.  Too bad they’re sold out of the Badge of Honor Plague Doctor Vaccine enamel pins; I would have liked one of those!   I make beautiful and very lightweight yarn-and-ribbon hairfalls - would you like a set in the colors and length of your choice? If yes, name up to four colors and length in inches! Remember- this can be part of your Halloween costume!  No, thank you.   Would you appreciate a skein of handspun yarn? If yes, what weight? What colors? How do you feel about beads? Any allergies to typical fibers?  No thanks, it would be wasted on me because I can’t knit or crochet or anything else that one would do with yarn.   Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons?  I like stickers and buttons!  I like patches in theory, but I really don’t have any place to put them.   Do you spend time in the outdoors?  Kind of?  I have a small garden in my front yard, so I suppose that counts as outdoors. I usually like to spend time in the summer on the bridge in my back yard watching the bats, but the mosquitos have just been way too bad this year for me to enjoy doing that.  There’s a wooded area behind my yard that’s nice to walk through, too.  So basically my time in the outdoors is pretty much spent in my own yard or right next to it.    Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking?  Not really, but I have been baking a bit lately.  I made two batches of muffins, a batch of cupcakes, and an apple cinnamon slab pie a couple weekends ago, and I’m thinking of making a peach pandowdy this week.  I’m not great at baking, so I only do simple recipes, and more for other people than for myself – I don’t even eat fruit pies, so the apple cinnamon slab pie and peach pandowdy were/would be for family, not for me.  I don’t really cook at all.     8/13/21   The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything?  Maybe Once for Yes, Twice for No sample size sorbetto.   The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye?  I like the Mabon Witch’s Hat and the Vampire Bat best. The Serpent of Astrology, Anubis, Starlight Rabbit, Winged Isis, Rat King, and Peony Witch Hat pins are really cool too, as are the Baby Capricorn, Baby Goat & Jack-o-Lantern, and L’empire de la Mort prints.   Zeep's Spooky Collection drops some time next week. Here's the scent list. Would you like any wax melts, candles, whipped soaps, sugar whips (whipped soap/scrub hybrid), body butter sugar scrubs (moisturizing scrub), meringues (lotion), bath bombs, or bath rocks from Zeep?  The sugar whips and bath rocks sound fun, or a candle could be nice too.  Most appealing scents are Boo-nilla Scream, County Fair, Hocus Pocus, andSeason of the Witch.   8/14/21   Does anyone here like vintage halloween?  I do like vintage Halloween!  I have some vintage Halloween metal noisemakers from my grandparents’ attic that I think are really cool.  (Just for the record, I’m also fine with modern Halloween and some gore. I find gore makeup effects kind of fascinating.)   New question: It seems like a lot of shops’ Halloween lines have items related to the same standard fandoms, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Beetlejuice, Addams Family, etc.  Do any of those (or other ones) particularly resonate with you?   I’m sort of fond of Disney’s Haunted Mansion myself, and I love the Addams Family tv series with John Astin and Carolyn Jones (and of course the original Charles Addams cartoons).  (No interest in any other iteration.)   If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)?  Either loose leaf or bags is fine; I do tend to use bags more often and loose leaf only when I am specifically making special time for tea.  Yes, please tiny messenger pigeons or squirrel post (great idea, rhonorv!) or bat mail! 🦇    Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price?  I’ll leave that up to you if you have an idea in mind; that said, I’d probably prefer one of the second two options so things are more balanced.    What are your fandoms, if any? My current obsession is Bungo Stray Dogs (anime/manga), and my favourite characters are Akutagawa and Kunikida.  Favourite pairings are Akutagawa/Atsushi, Kunikida/Dazai, and Ranpo/Poe. I’ve detailed all my other anime interests in previous years of SW and other swaps, so that info should be available in my blogs from previous years. Although Bungo Stray Dogs is my main fandom focus at the moment, I’m open to stuff from any of the other fandoms I mentioned at any point previously – I may not be paying as much attention to them right now, but I really never completely let go of old fandoms.  Also, not sure it counts as a fandom the same way, but I am a huge Marc Almond fan and totally adore him.     Do you collect things like tarot decks?  If so do you have a wishlist or a list of ones you already have?  Would you like a silk tarot bag?  Not seriously, but I have picked up quite a few tarot and oracle decks over the years.  I have some on my Amazon wishlist, also.  I have a weakness for bags and pouches, so a silk tarot bag would be lovely.   Do you like rocks/crystals?  What colors kinds?  Would you like them in bead format (holes drilled?)  Oh my gosh yes!  I’m forever collecting more.  I’m especially drawn to calcite in all colors.  Other favorites are garnets (my birthstone), labradorite, tiger's eye (all colors), goldstone, and hematite.  I’m not opposed to bead format, but I do have a ton of gemstone beads (mostly garnet & hematite) that I bought for jewelry making but have never actually used for anything, so it may not be the best choice.    My mom has an etsy store - she makes bags.  Do you love anything from it?  We can also do box bags, draw string bags, dice bags, etc. and if you want a different type of material or a different fabric pattern, I'm open to links to specific things.   (yes, we have harry potter things.  We bought most of it before JKR showed herself to be a twat since we buy lots of bolts at the same time - yes, we have a whole room stuffed full of fabric.) Despite my efforts, I never learned to crochet, so I don’t really have any need for a knitting/crocheting bag.  I think I probably have way too many bags anyway, if I’m being honest with myself.   Let's say you want something knitted.  What are you most interested in?  (hat, fingerless mitts, scarf, shawl, cowl, infinity scarf, shawlette, gnome, doily, coffee mug cozy, talisman bag, dice bag, soap sack, washcloth (I have a pattern with the leviathan cross for bpal), amigurumi / toy, bracelet, cuff, necklace, other?)   (Can you link to a photo of what you envision or a pattern on ravelry?  Or put it on pinterest or something if you have that.)   I would adore amigurumi!  I have some on my non-book Amazon wishlist, but really anything that fits any of my interests would be great.  A leviathan cross pattern washcloth would also be fabulous. * What colors would you prefer said knitted object in?  For amigurumi, anything that fits the subject. For a washcloth, maybe some combination of black with purple, red, magneta, or lime green. * Stripes, gradient, semi solid, variegated? * What type of yarn would you prefer?  ("wool", BFL, merino, merino/silk, merino/silk/cashmere, merino/cashmere, just silk, just cashmere, tencel (non-animal, plant based), other?   I also have non-dyed organic wool (mill spun) from our own sheep - finnsheep and shetland.  The finnsheep is dark brown (sun bleached black sheep from Sarge and our two black ewes we can't tell apart so they're ewe 1 and ewe 2) or a lighter silvery beige (from freckles) and the shetland is white.  (we just call her shetland.  They're mom's sheep, she should have named them, lol.)  Most of my stripy yarn is either merino or merino cashmere.) No idea; whatever works best for the project.  Although I do love the idea of something made with wool from your own sheep!  That’s so cool! You can check out some of my finished projects on Ravelry if you like (click on the project for more photos)  (I'll have to make a list of which items are available  because I knit a lot of things and then just put them in a cabinet and gift or sell them.) Ravelry won’t let me view anything because I’m not a member.    Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies?  (just erase the ones you don't want when you answer to make it easy?) (see list in this post under spoiler because long) Dried elderberries (wildcrafted) Vanilla peach jam  (maybe a tiny little sample jar, just enough for a couple pieces of toast?) Plum Brandy (Slivovitz) (small sample) pumpkin bread or pumpkin gingerbread As far as baked or homemade treats go, I would love pretty much any type of cookie that doesn’t have nuts or raisins in it, chocolate fudge (no nuts), or marshmallows.     8/15/2021   how do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever.  I’m not big on novelty scents, and even less interested in novelty food items, unless they’re like sour gummy snakes or something like that.  Novelty shapes are fine, novelty flavors (like bacon flavored gum or dill pickle flavored popcorn or potato chips)  are not.   How do you feel about oracle decks?  I have a number of them, either because I liked the art or because they were a gift from a friend.  I tend not to use them on any sort of regular basis.  I have a couple on my Amazon wishlist.   Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)?  I’m not particularly ritualistic, so simpler is better.  Basic things like candles or incense or possibly oils would be more than enough.  Instructions on how to conduct a particular ritual (like how to use the objects and what words to say when doing the ritual) would be very helpful if you wanted to send me stuff to use for a ritual.  Or a small ritual kit with all the components and instructions?  Something for good health would be great.  I would steer clear of any chaos deities or even any harsher deities – I’m not built to follow a particular deity and I wouldn’t want to draw the attention of one that has high expectations of anyone who reaches out toward them.  I’m also pretty transactional in the sense that I might light a candle for a specific problem, for instance, but it’s not directed toward any one deity and I don’t expect to maintain an ongoing relationship with any deity beyond that interaction. So anything I do is directed more toward a generic idea of goddess or universal energy than a specific deity.  Samples of TAL oils are always good, or any other ritual oils you think are good.   Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives)  Not UK specific, I guess, because we can now get them in some stores here, but I do love Aero bars.  Cadbury Dairy Milk bars, too.  As I mentioned before, I love Marc Almond, so any magazines or newspaper articles or whatever about him would be spectacular!   Oh, and are you into astrology?  Not hardcore by any means, but I find it interesting.  I would love to have some sort of in-depth astrological reading done for me someday.   What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)?  If this is for sock-making purposes, I wear between a 7 ½ and 8, usually narrow.  If this is for actual shoe purposes, then I’m going to have to try to dissuade you.  I have incredibly picky feet and it’s a struggle for me to find shoes that fit and don’t hurt.  I literally have nearly a dozen pairs of shoes sitting in my living room waiting to be sent back to Zappos because NONE of them fit right. Brands that I’ve successfully bought before, brands that I’ve never tried, of various sizes and widths, and not a single one was comfortable enough for me to keep.  Most of the shoes I do have are wearable for a little while, but extended periods of walking in them leave me limping.  Shoes are a sore spot for me (literally).   Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters?  I’d definitely be fine with getting comic books!  I love the old horror comics (Tales from the Crypt type stuff). Favorite character is the Punisher, and I don’t think I’ve bought any new Punisher in years, so anything remotely recent would be fine.  Vampirella or Elvira comics could be fun for the Halloween season.  There’s also some stuff on my Amazon wishlist that should give you an idea of what I like.    Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre? Oh, the snakeskin carnelian heart is calling my name!  Some of the black heart rhodonite palm stones are lovely too, the ones with the purples or reds.  I also like the spiderweb obsidian, the ruby kyanite, the obsidian (golden sheen), and the rhodonite.  I’d add the septarian, but I already have one quite like the ones shown here.  The mini faceted garnets are cute too; I have a special love for them as my birthstone.  I kind of wish I hadn’t looked at this site, because now I want to buy a bunch of the spheres – the red tiger’s eye, the dragon blood jasper, the lepidolite, the obsidian (golden sheen), the tiger’s eye, and the rhodonite. I’m always so tempted by crystals!   What's your favorite flower(s)?  Carnations and roses.   What's your favorite woodland creature?  I absolutely cannot choose.  I love so many critters: bunnies, bats, mice, squirrels, raccoons, opossums, groundhogs, muskrats, skunks, foxes, owls, moles, voles, rats, snakes, frogs, toads, deer – if it’s not an insect, I probably like it.  I'm even good with some insects - I love bees and dragonflies are cool too.   Do you prefer receiving a big box with all of your goodies, or is it okay if one or two things are shipped directly to you separately (with notice!!) for customs/shipping cost purposes (i.e. if there's something customs might not allow in from the States that can be shipped from within your country)?  Whatever works best for you!   Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape?  I certainly don’t NEED any face masks; I have a ton.  But if you like to make them and you want to make one for me, then a dome shape probably works best.  I have a few pleated ones but never wear them because they never seem to fit right.   I have a literal stockpile of skincare products.  Can I interest you in cleanser, sheet masks, moisturizer, sample things etc etc.?  Or a general pampering package? What is your skin type?  Sorry, but I have so many things already and I’m trying not to collect any more.     Anything from here?  ChocolateStorybook on Etsy  Cotton candy isn’t really my treat of choice, but I’d be open to trying the Pancakes & Maple Syrup, the Caramel Apple, or the Churros.   I have been enjoying the incense from here hand-dipped incense sticks | Hexennacht and here Hand-dipped incense sticks | Mr. Hex (mr-hex.com)  Any thing interesting from either site?  From Hexennacht, All Soul’s Night sounds good; Rumrunner is a maybe.  From Mr. Hex, maybe Gingerbread Noel Incense?   8/16/21   Would you like some delicious coffee? If so, do you prefer whole bean or ground? If ground, what grind? Also, light or dark roast? Flavor preferences?  No thanks, I don’t drink coffee.   8/17/21   I may be going to the Renaissance Fair this weekend (if not this weekend then soon and multiple times), any Ren Faire goodies you may like?  It’s been so long since I’ve been to one that I really have no idea what kinds of goodies they have, so I would leave it up to your discretion.   I always go to my town's local Farmer's Market and they have booths selling things like candles, Gourmet Pickles, Flavored Oils and Vinegars, dog treats (like bones and animal feet), honey, and bath products. Would you like any of these things?  I love bars of soap and beeswax candles.   Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies?  Not really, so please do whatever works best for you.   If you didn't say much about your reading preferences in your survey but would be interested in receiving books, can you elaborate a bit? Um, not really sure how to answer this.  I’ve got books on my Amazon wishlist, but the majority of what I read (other than fan fiction) is manga, and I pretty much keep up with the series I collect and get the stuff I read but don’t collect from the library.  In fitting with the Halloween theme, I’d be open to a book of spooky short stories.  (Sadly, my attention span is painfully short these days, so short stories would work better than novels.)    Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters?  Recipes or infusion kits could be fun.  I don’t drink much anymore (my alcohol tolerance is way down), but I did collect a whole lot of different boozes over the years that I could use with cocktail recipes.   8/18/2021   Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)? Water bottles and beverage koozies would have never occurred to me to mention, but now that Thuy put that in my head, I can agree that I have no need for those either, nor for headbands.  But all the glitter is definitely 100% ok!  (Yes, I do have teeturtle’s “Glitter Is My Favorite Color” shirt!  )  No dead things/taxidermy, please.    Are there patterns/prints (more guidance than general Halloween/Autumn) you like for things or are you open to whatever I may find that speaks to me?  I’m open to whatever you decide.  I do like simple, clear designs – not too busy or chaotic, and I'm not a big fan of paisley, for one.  Print-wise, it’s hard to go wrong with bats or bunnies or lake/sea monsters. I do have some fabric on my Etsy wishlist that you can use as an indication of what I like.   Any significant other or other special person? Like if I wanted to send you specialty cocoa for a date night, would that be OK? I am making up the cocoa part, but you get my drift.  No significant other.  Nothing you could send would get used on a date night, because those don’t exist for me.   8/20/21   I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery.   No thank you; I’m not really good with hot/spicy peppers.   Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts?    8/21/21   I do quilting along with everything  else.  In a quilting group we are doing a swap of Frankenbags - they are sturdy quilted  tote bags made by collaging fabrics for the outermost layer. (Google Frankenbag to see examples).  So partner, would you be interested in a Frankenbag done in Halloween prints? Ok, I know I said earlier that I already had more than enough bags, but I love quilts/quilted things and a quilted bag made with Halloween prints sounds amazing!  I would love one!   Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about?  No furbabies here.   how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox)  I have to agree with whoahorsey: “I like the aesthetic, but dead animals make me sad.”  That includes insects.     I may have preemptively picked out 2 Halloween-themed mugs with cute matching spoons, before I knew who my match was going to be! So I leave it to you: Bat, or Cat?  Well, I know that Violetchaos (hi, fabulous former Witch! ) doesn’t have me as a swapee, as I’m pretty sure my preference is quite obvious given previous answers.  But just in case there’s any confusion, I like both, but bats are best!   8/22/21   If you mentioned aversions to any common Halloween decor items (skeletons, witches, spiders, etc.), how encompassing is that? Specifically, is a "kid friendly" drawing of that same item on a piece of decor (like, a book cover or wrapping paper) still a preferred pass? Kid-friendly is totally fine for most things; I just don’t want realistic renditions of, say, spiders.  The one exception is scorpions – they just totally creep me out and I think that even a kid-friendly version would be icky.   Would you be interested in receiving a never-used eyeshadow palette from Notoriously Morbid (gothy colors) and/or a never-used eyeshadow palette from Pretty Vulgar (romantic neutrals)?  I have a weakness for eyeshadow palettes and have a hard time resisting collecting them.  I would absolutely be interested!  (And after checking out the Notoriously Morbid site, I’m now mentally compiling my wishlist for there!  All those lovely multichromes!)   8/23/21   I live in Japan. Are you interested in anything specifically Japanese I could get for you here (doesn't necessarily have to be Halloween themed)? For example, are you a fan of the anime Demon Slayer and want merch? Are you interested in trying some fun kit-kat flavors? Do you need a new set of pretty chopsticks?  I would love Halloween themed stuff from Japan!  Also, anything related to the Bungo Stray Dogs anime/manga.  (Especially the BSD pirates design glasses case! https://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOGDS-487417 When I went to order it the other day I discovered that the pre-order for it had already ended and I was very sad.)  I collect lucky cat / maneki neko stuff.  Anything from any of the anime/manga that I have previously mentioned.  Fun kit-kat flavors and candy-type snacks could be good; not so much on the chip-type snacks or anything shrimp- or seaweed-flavored.  Sort of a weird ask, but I got a bag of ume jintan todo ame cough drops in one of my Kizuna Boxes and they're really good, so it would be great to get more.  Another Kizuna Box find that I'd love to get more of is honey & renge flower powder bath packets.  One thing I really don’t need is a set of chopsticks; I already have dozens.  I have a monthly Kizuna Box subscription and they include a set of chopsticks every single time.  Oh, and I would really love something from/representative of your particular area of Japan!   there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes?  I’m a frequent teeturtle shopper, so there’s an excellent chance that I’ll be taking advantage of the next sale myself, which means that it’s probably best that I not point out anything that appeals, as I’ll likely end up picking it up myself.   Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like?  https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/fall-lineup-2021  Maybe the Blood Orange Marshmallow bubbling scrub?    8/24/21   Could you use a journal or sketchbook?  Please, no journals or sketchbooks.  I don’t sketch and I’m drowning in journals and blank books that I have never used and most likely never will.   Do you need BPAL storage?  Imps?  Bottles?  I could probably use either one.  I have two full bottle boxes and the rest of my bottles are just hanging out in a cardboard box waiting to be sorted through, so I could use a box for the ones that I decide to keep.  I’ve not yet found a good way to store imps, so decent imp storage could be really good.   Do you wear socks?  What kind?  No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee?  Fibers?  Anything under the knee is good.  Knee highs and higher tend to be too constricting.  I wear both plain and patterned socks; anything with cute designs is cool, especially Halloween designs (especially bat or Hello Kitty Halloween designs).  I think bamboo is my favorite fiber for socks (can always use plain black bamboo socks!), but I’m open to pretty much anything.   Do you have a favorite candy(ies) [or prepacked individual snacks] that you wouldn't mind filling up your box as packing material? Or teas/coffee blends you'd enjoy? If you prefer none of this, that's fine too!  Most favorite candies would probably end up melted or crushed.  The only things I can think of that might make good packing material are SweeTarts, Smarties, and fruit snacks (like the kind you put in kids’ lunch boxes).  Hmmm, now that I think about it, maybe Starbursts would work as well.  Or maybe popcorn/caramel corn/cheese corn?  Popcorn balls!  Please rest assured that if you do use standard packing material, it will be re-used.  One of my brother’s neighbors has a eBay business and I dump off almost all of my boxes and packing materials to him to use in his business.   I'm going down the Shore for a few days! Any treats you'd like from a cute beach town- salt water taffy? Fudge? Wrist fans? Tie-dye beach dress...?  Plain chocolate fudge is always a winner!     How do you feel about fancy marshmallows?  Are we talking homemade/small indie store  marshmallows? Because I feel great love for those! Cinnamon, plain vanilla, vanilla brown sugar, peppermint, etc. are all good; not so much the fruity flavors.  (I’d love to try a clove marshmallow if anyone makes them!)  Extra love for fun shapes, too!   8/25/21   We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour?  I’m really not wild about gummies.  Crazy shapes are fine, I guess, and I probably like sour marginally more than sweet, but they’re not something that I generally tend to buy or eat all that often (we’re talking like a few times a year at most), so I really don’t have strong opinions on them.   Anything from these Etsy shops?  Kodiak Sea Charms– I really like the glass bottles filled with seaglass! Halloween Hill Studio– I like the  October Days sticker! Grave Markings– Hmmm, I don’t think so.   What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop? I like the Plague Doctor enamel pin!  The “Spit spreads death” button is kind of cool, too – I’d definitely wear it when going out among the possibly infectious masses at the grocery store, bank, library, etc. The Highlights from the Mutter Museum book or one of the other books about death (except the manual of things that might kill you, because if I read that I’d probably turn into a total hypochondriac) or plagues/pandemics.     8/27/21   I grow mugwort and it's harvest season. Would you like dried leaves for bathing or tea? Or a bound bundle for smoke cleansing? (Its said to be excellent for divination or lucid dreaming, but do not use if pregnant.)  its also a digestive bitter and tastes great on chicken.  Sure, I wouldn’t mind trying some dried leaves for bathing or tea.     I grow loads of other herbs and I'm drying them now. Any favorites you might like? Mint, basil, oregano, chives, lemon balm or others?  No thank you, I don’t use dried herbs for anything. I have mint, basil, and lemon balm growing in my yard, but it’s all for my dad’s 3 bunnies and the outdoor critters (if they want it).   I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest?   Nope.   Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like.  I like pretty feathers.  We have a large flock of wild ducks (plus my neighbors’ 2 or 3 domestic ducks) in the neighborhood (there’s a creek running through the backyards on my street, so they’re pretty much always around, and I put out corn for them, so they’re right up by my house almost every day) so sometimes I pick up their feathers or feathers from other birds like blue jays, cardinals, or doves.  I think peafowl or quail feathers could be neat.   I grew a boatload of Green Shiso this year and plan to make a shiso pesto with it. Would you like some? (Nut wise it has pistachios)  I’m envious!  I tried to grow shiso this year (mostly for ume shiso sushi) and none of it came up. I would love to try some shiso pesto!   I also plan to experiment with infusing it in vodka. I'm planning a plain shiso infusion and a shiso citrus infusion. If they turn out would you like some?  Oh, yes please!  I would be interested in trying anything you do with shiso!  (Also, thank you for the idea!  I might just pick up some shiso the next time I’m at the Japanese market and try that myself.  I’m curious as to whether if I could do a shiso ume infusion….)   8/28/21   Would you be interested in this hand sanitizer dispenser/keychain that doubles as a light (its eyes light up when you press between its eyes!)?  (see photo here) I would!  I almost ordered one online earlier this year after seeing it in one of his YouTube videos, but ultimately talked myself out of it because I already have two hand sanitizer dispensers with cute little jack o’ lantern charms that coltostallion sent me in an earlier 13 Nights of Halloween swap.   If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in?  None of my family or friends are interested in playing tabletop games with me, so anything requiring more than one player (which is basically everything) is a no go.   8/29/21    DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES? Maybe if they’re very old crimes?  I don’t like the ones that are too current – I don’t need any extra nightmare fuel!  Also, I hate unsolved true crime stories.  I like stories to have a conclusive ending.    DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING?  I like Halloween ones all right.   If you are enthused by the idea of receiving coffee, do you want whole bean or ground? AND do you have flavors that you like (or definitely hate and never want again)?  Clearly not asked by my swapper!     8/30/21   Would you be interested in some very size-inclusive tights? There are Halloween patterns, but also most colours under the sun, and are very comfy.  Sorry, I don’t wear tights.   What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level?  No thank you.
  In case anyone else shares a love for adorable tiny plushies, any interest in v soft and cute vegetable/fruit plushies? There are also small animals.   I do like tiny adorable plushies.  Animals are much better than fruits and veggies.   The Polish Pickup/Indie Pickup is live for wishlisting, and will ship in time for this swap (this year). Anything strike your fancy? (It's not just nail polish...there's jewelry and bath scrubs and wax tarts and all manner of things. It's fun!)  https://polishpickup.com/  No need to pick up anything for me; I’ll definitely be placing my own order! The only thing I would ask for from there is a gift card, since I’ve been placing an order every month since I first learned that this lovely little marketplace existed.   8/31/21   Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/  The lemon sugar or Tahitian vanilla sugar.  I use flavored sugars on my Cream of Wheat during the winter.  I also occasionally top baked goods with it.   Hayden Evens Art has released some new Halloween and Disney-themed prints and stickers.  Do any spark your interest?  Not really my style.   So would you hate or be into more miscreant Halloween vibe decor - like wholesome figurines repainted, creepy dolls, goats with horns, (fake) animal skeletons, things in jars? Is anything too dark, morbid, or recoil worthy?  Probably wouldn’t be into any of those things, except maybe the fake animal skeletons.  I especially hate creepy dolls.   do you use any sorts of semipermanent dyes or do anything fun/wild to your hair? are there any hair products you like?  No. I’m always thinking about adding some lime green or magenta, but I haven’t found any hair dyes that promise to wash out right away.  I don’t want to be stuck with any weird colors for more than a day or two.   what about skincare? i am pretty into k beauty and am curious if others are interested in any aspects of this.  Sorry, not really.   9/2/21   Regarding tea, what type of tea do you prefer? Black tea, green tea, herbal tea? Any type of tea you really don’t enjoy? Flavored black or green tea, I suppose.  My favorite is Harney & Sons’ Hot Cinnamon Spice; I also love their Dragon Pearl Jasmine.  I like spicy teas and the occasional mint tea.  I really liked Good Earth’s Cocoa Tango tea, but sadly they discontinued it ages ago and I haven’t found a good substitute.  As far as what I don’t enjoy, that would be most rooibos teas and plain black or green tea (although I do like fresh matcha when it’s all foamy and lovely – but I can never seem to make it right myself).  

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13 Nights 2021

8/8/21   Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament? I like cross-stitch, but I don't have a Halloween tree or anything like that. Also, ornaments are in constant cat danger in my home.      8/11/21   Are there any collage artists in the mix?   I would LOVE to curate one of spooky autumn goodness if my person were to be interested!   Have you seen the Dragon con list?  & would any of them appeal to you? Vanilla Wafers & Peach Cream, Fuzzy Peach Sweater & Mug of London Fog   Which Harry Potter house are you? Hufflepuff, but I really don't need any HP items   8/12/21   Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myself soon! 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CaitlinMcCarthyArt  Love Caitlin's art!! I have some in my Etsy favorites. 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BatinYourBelfry I have a few pins from this shop. I'll put a few more in my favorites.    I make beautiful and very lightweight yarn-and-ribbon hairfalls - would you like a set in the colors and length of your choice? If yes, name up to four colors and length in inches! Remember- this can be part of your Halloween costume! No thanks   Would you appreciate a skein of handspun yarn? If yes, what weight? What colors? How do you feel about beads? Any allergies to typical fibers? No yarn or beads   Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons? I do like enamel pins for my work lanyard, but don't use stickers or patches    Do you spend time in the outdoors? Not in the Louisiana summer!!    Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking? YES! I bake a lot and my husband & I cook together.      8/13/21   The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything? Paintbox is my go-to for soaps and bath goodies. Guy Fawkes is one of my favorite scents and the Once For Yes, Twice for No sounds intriguing.   The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye? The little witch kitten!!   Zeep's Spooky Collection drops some time next week. Here's the scent list. Would you like any wax melts, candles, whipped soaps, sugar whips (whipped soap/scrub hybrid), body butter sugar scrubs (moisturizing scrub), meringues (lotion), bath bombs, or bath rocks from Zeep? This is a new vendor for me and that's a huge scent list. Some that standout - Apple Cinnamon Doughnuts, Apple Pickin', Black Magic Chai, Campfire Smores, Fireside Pumpkin, Ghost Stories, Hocus Pocus, Pumpkin Queen   8/14/21   Does anyone here like vintage halloween? ME!! Give me all the vintage, especially the witches and black cats. 
  Examples:              It seems like a lot of shops’ Halloween lines have items related to the same standard fandoms, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Beetlejuice, Addams Family, etc.  Do any of those (or other ones) particularly resonate with you?  Out of those probably just Hocus Pocus. Otherwise, I do like Headless Horseman items.   How do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever. Sure, although I wouldn't eat a jawbreaker. Novelty scents over the food I think.     If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)? Bags are easier, although my coffee/tea maker can handle loose tea.     Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price? No preference     What are your fandoms, if any? Love Grishaverse items. What We Do in the Shadows!! Right now I'm not all that into other fandoms, although I do like Lego and any spooky sets they have (I do have a vampire castle and a zombie graveyard)     Do you collect things like tarot decks?  If so do you have a wish list or a list of ones you already have?  Would you like a silk tarot bag? No     Do you like rocks/crystals?  What colors / kinds?  Would you like them with holes drilled (either as a pendant - you'd need to stick a bale in, or a bead?) I don't have many, but would be fine receiving rocks & crystals.      My mom has an etsy store - she makes bags.  Do you love anything from it?  We can also do box bags, draw string bags, dice bags, etc. and if you want a different type of material or a different fabric pattern, I'm open to links to specific things.   (yes, we have harry potter things.  We bought most of it before JKR showed herself to be a twat since we buy lots of bolts at the same time - yes, we have a whole room stuffed full of fabric.) The Big Black kitteh fabric is adorable.       Let's say you want something knitted.  What are you most interested in?  (hat, fingerless mitts, scarf, shawl, cowl, infinity scarf, shawlette, gnome, doily, coffee mug cozy, talisman bag, dice bag, soap sack, washcloth (I have a pattern with the leviathan cross for bpal), amigurumi / toy, bracelet, cuff, necklace, other?)   (Can you link to a photo of what you envision or a pattern on ravelry?  Or put it on pinterest or something if you have that.)   I would only wear fingerless mitts * What colors would you prefer said knitted object in? Jewel tones * Stripes, gradient, semi solid, variegated? * What type of yarn would you prefer?  ("wool", BFL, merino, merino/silk, merino/silk/cashmere, merino/cashmere, just silk, just cashmere, tencel (non-animal, plant based), other?   I also have non-dyed organic wool (mill spun) from our own sheep - finnsheep and shetland.  The finnsheep is dark brown (sun bleached black sheep from Sarge and our two black ewes we can't tell apart so they're ewe 1 and ewe 2) or a lighter silvery beige (from freckles) and the shetland is white.  (we just call her shetland.  They're mom's sheep, she should have named them, lol.)  Most of my stripy yarn is either merino or merino cashmere.)   You can check out some of my finished projects on Ravelry if you like (click on the project for more photos)  (I'll have to make a list of which items are available  because I knit a lot of things and then just put them in a cabinet and gift or sell them.)       Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies?  (just erase the ones you don't want when you answer to make it easy?) (see list in this post under spoiler because long) Dried Honeycrisp, Dried Catnip, Vanilla Peach Jam       8/15/21     How do you feel about oracle decks? No   Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)? No   Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives) Nothing that I can think of   Oh, and are you into astrology? Sagittarius and I like general celestial/constellation/moon themed things   What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)? 10   Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters? No   Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre? Any of the anxiety relief   What's your favorite flower(s)? Daffodils   What's you favorite woodland creature? Raccoons, cutesy owls    Do you prefer receiving a big box with all of your goodies, or is it okay if one or two things are shipped directly to you separately (with notice!!) for customs/shipping cost purposes (i.e. if there's something customs might not allow in from the States that can be shipped from within your country)? Ship however you'd like   Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape?  I've got plenty of face masks   I have a literal stockpile of skincare products.  Can I interest you in cleanser, sheet masks, moisturizer, sample things etc etc.?  Or a general pampering package? What is your skin type? Haha, I too have stockpile of sheet masks. But I'm always looking for moisturizers, something that doesn't leave my skin oily   Anything from here?  ChocolateStorybook on Etsy no   I have been enjoying the incense from here hand-dipped incense sticks | Hexennacht and here Hand-dipped incense sticks | Mr. Hex (mr-hex.com)  Any thing interesting from either site? no
8/16/21   Would you like some delicious coffee? If so, do you prefer whole bean or ground? If ground, what grind? Also, light or dark roast? Flavor preferences? Ground please. Lighter roasts are my favorites, and I like trying different flavors. We're working through a recent order from Bones Coffee and like their smores, chocolate raspberry, Irish cream, and buttered rum flavors.    8/17/21   I may be going to the Renaissance Fair this weekend (if not this weekend then soon and multiple times), any Ren Faire goodies you may like? I've never been to a ren faire, so I don't know what kinds of things to find   I always go to my town's local Farmer's Market and they have booths selling things like candles, Gourmet Pickles, Flavored Oils and Vinegars, dog treats (like bones and animal feet), honey, and bath products. Would you like any of these things?  Gourmet pickles & honey   Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies? Either   If you didn't say much about your reading preferences in your survey but would be interested in receiving books, can you elaborate a bit? I will gladly take books! Used are totally fine   Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters? No     Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)? No eyeliner   Are there patterns/prints (more guidance than general Halloween/Autumn) you like for things or are you open to whatever I may find that speaks to me? Open to whatever   Any significant other or other special person? Like if I wanted to send you specialty cocoa for a date night, would that be OK? I am making up the cocoa part, but you get my drift. My husband, a couples item is fine.    I would love to request folks to to put their wish list in this thread and link in their signature. I would love to decant from my oils if I have any my person is looking for! Updated my wishlist and also included a link to my google sheets master list of reviews for what I do have   If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms? What we do in the shadows - Nadja.    8/19/21   Do you have an Amazon link?  Can you post it?? I do, but let me look at it first and update
if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry?  If so, what’s your user name there?? No, knitting with cats didn't work out for me!   8/20/21   I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery. No thanks   Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts? Sure!   8/21/21   So partner, would you be interested in a Frankenbag done in Halloween prints? That sounds awesome!   Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about? Nope, they don't care. One kitty is diabetic, but the others will eat what he cannot.   how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox) Nonono. I didn't think I had aversions to anything, but I do not want that.    I may have preemptively picked out 2 Halloween-themed mugs with cute matching spoons, before I knew who my match was going to be! So I leave it to you: Bat, or Cat? Haha, cat please!    8/22/21   If you mentioned aversions to any common Halloween decor items (skeletons, witches, spiders, etc.), how encompassing is that? Specifically, is a "kid friendly" drawing of that same item on a piece of decor (like, a book cover or wrapping paper) still a preferred pass? I would be fine with a drawing of a butterfly/moth, but I do not want real bug bodies. 
  Would you be interested in receiving a never-used eyeshadow palette from Nororiously Morbid (gothy colors) and/or a never-used eyeshadow palette from Pretty Vulgar (romantic neutrals)? Pretty Vulgar neutrals are good. Mostly wear makeup at work, so it's generally neutral and simple.      8/23/21   I live in Japan. Are you interested in anything specifically Japanese I could get for you here (doesn't necessarily have to be Halloween-themed)? For example, are you a fan of the anime Demon Slayer and want merch? Are you interested in trying some fun kit-kat flavors? Do you need a new set of pretty chopsticks? Kit Kats!! I'd try any flavor   there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes?  They have cute stuff, but I probably wouldn't wear it   Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like?  https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/fall-lineup-2021 Ghost Puffs scent   8/24/21   Could you use a journal or sketchbook? I can always use notepads or sticky notes for work   Do you need BPAL storage?  Imps?  Bottles? I spent 2020 organizing my BPAL and have all imps alphabetized and in cases. The bottles are in a fancy antique printer tray, so those are also good. Of course, there are bottles that didn't fit and are on a normal shelf.    Do you wear socks?  What kind?  No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee?  Fibers? Yes, but right now it's mostly sandals. I also have SO MANY SOCKS. Lots of ankle socks and one cat enjoys pulling all of them out of my sock drawer.    Do you have a favorite candy(ies) [or prepacked individual snacks] that you wouldn't mind filling up your box as packing material? Or teas/coffee blends you'd enjoy? If you prefer none of this, that's fine too! I do like caramel apple lollipops, m&ms (regular and peanut). Any teas & coffees   I'm going down the Shore for a few days! Any treats you'd like from a cute beach town- salt water taffy? Fudge? Wrist fans? Tie-dye beach dress...? Mmmm, taffy & fudge!   How do you feel about fancy marshmallows? Marshmallow might be my favorite flavor, so I'll try any fancy ones     8/25/21   We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour? My husband likes gummies more than I do, so he will happily eat any flavor.   Anything from these Etsy shops? Kodiak Sea Charms, Halloween Hill Studio, Grave Markings - My question, lol! So yes, I like these shops.    What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop?    8/27/21   I grow mugwort and it's harvest season. Would you like dried leaves for bathing or tea? Or a bound bundle for smoke cleansing? (Its said to be excellent for divination or lucid dreaming, but do not use if pregnant.)  its also a digestive bitter and tastes great on chicken. I honestly don't know what mugwort is, but I don't think I need any.   I grow loads of other herbs and I'm drying them now. Any favorites you might like? Mint, basil, oregano, chives, lemon balm or others? Basil & lemon balm   I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest? Garlic!   Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like. My cats would probably love a feather wand toy   I grew a boatload of Green Shiso this year and plan to make a shiso pesto with it. Would you like some? (Nut wise it has pistachios) I've never tried shiso, but it sounds interesting. Pistachios are totally fine.   I also plan to experiment with infusing it in vodka. I'm planning a plain shiso infusion and a shiso citrus infusion. If they turn out would you like some? No thanks   8/28/21   Would you be interested in this hand sanitizer dispenser/keychain that doubles as a light (its eyes light up when you press between its eyes!)?  (see photo here) I'm going to Disney in October and that would be perfect to have with me!   If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in? We have game nights with friends, lately outdoor style. Yard yahtzee, jenga. We do have a lot of tabletop games, too. One that looks like fun that I don't have is called Calico.     8/29/21    DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES? I do! I listen to true crime podcasts, watch documentaries, and read books. But I like the mystery-solving aspects and don't like giving undue attention to murderers, if that makes sense. I also like general mysterious happenings (not necessarily crimes) and enjoyed the book The Cold Vanish, about people missing from National Parks. And although he is corny in a good way, I watch Josh Gates and his Expedition Unknown and Destination Truth shows.    DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING? Yes, I always like the Martha Stewart holiday magazines. Baking is so much fun, so I like to see new ideas.   If you are enthused by the idea of receiving coffee, do you want whole bean or ground? AND do you have flavors that you like (or definitely hate and never want again)? Ground, please. I like Irish Cream, chocolate flavors, berries, pumpkin, salted caramel, hazelnut. We've been really getting into new flavored coffees during the pandemic.     8/30/21   Would you be interested in some very size-inclusive tights? There are Halloween patterns, but also most colours under the sun, and are very comfy. I'm 5'10" and usually have a hard time finding tights that are tall enough for me. I do have a few rights that work, and would like another charcoal gray color.   What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level? Jams! 
  In case anyone else shares a love for adorable tiny plushies, any interest in v soft and cute vegetable/fruit plushies? There are also small animals. I have a lot of Pusheen plushies so don't really need any more.   The Polish Pickup/Indie Pickup is live for wishlisting, and will ship in time for this swap (this year). Anything strike your fancy? (It's not just nail polish...there's jewelry and bath scrubs and wax tarts and all manner of things. It's fun!)  https://polishpickup.com/ Double, Bubble, Toil & Crafting Trouble - LOVE THOSE COLORS. Inflatable Spookies, A Treat to the Little Witch, Get Lit, Wizard Kitten, Jack O'Lantern   8/31/21   Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/ Some of the flavored sugars - lemon & vanilla   Hayden Evens Art has released some new Halloween and Disney-themed prints and stickers.  Do any spark your interest? Not a huge fan of the colors here.    So would you hate or be into more miscreant Halloween vibe decor - like wholesome figurines repainted, creepy dolls, goats with horns, (fake) animal skeletons, things in jars? Is anything too dark, morbid, or recoil worthy? No creepy dolls! I do like repainting of figurines and especially turning Christmas houses into haunted houses.   do you use any sorts of semipermanent dyes or do anything fun/wild to your hair? are there any hair products you like? I use detangling spray and that's about it.    what about skincare? i am pretty into k beauty and am curious if others are interested in any aspects of this. I'm set with sheet masks, but any other skincare will be used! I do like micellar water and sleep masks (not any sheet mask style, but more of a night cream-based mask).     9/2/21   Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.'s Halloween & Fall collection is out (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com/collections/halloween-fall-collection😞 anything you might be interested in? Scent descriptions that intrigue me: Grand Traverse Ghost Walk, Haunted Woods, Once Bitten, Sanderson Spice   Regarding tea, what type of tea do you prefer? Black tea, green tea, herbal tea? Any type of tea you really don’t enjoy?  I like black teas, although this past weekend I reorganized my kitchen storage and realized that OH LOOK AT ALL OF THE TEA THAT I CURRENTLY POSSESS. It's a lot. A lot, a lot. If you already have selected tea, that's ok, I will enjoy it eventually! But if you haven't yet made a tea purchase, then I will be totally fine without it in this swap.    9/4/21   are you interested in eco-friendly menstrual products? There are some beautiful gothic print reuseable pads I'm looking at specifically. No thanks   9/6/21   Bath and Body Works? I know this is a bit of a love em or hate em company, but I really love their foaming hand soaps and scented hand sanitizers and my kids like their body wash, so I'll be placing an order with the next good sale. Anything that catches your eye? Any marshmallow pumpkin scents. Open Sky, Sunrise Woods, and some of those "outdoor nature" scent profiles sound like winners, but I haven't tried them. I haven't gotten anything from BBW in probably over a decade, but am willing to try.  

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