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    By Silvertree

    Please be aware that we do not permit swap-related content on profiles or in blogs. Please post this content only in the For Sale, Swaps, and Wanted forums, or in the Wishlists topic. ~from Swapping 101  Thanks!
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Summer Swap Sprite 2022 Master Question List

5/30/22    Does anything, scent and / or product-wise, catch your eye from the Haus of Gloi summer drop? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/summer) [you're free to pick stuff NOT from Summer as well, of course!  ]


Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#)     5/31/22   I recently discovered Khamila Luna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them?   is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?     do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest?    If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most?   Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic?   What's your favorite creature?   Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences?   I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there?   Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)?   Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences?   6/1/22   If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate?   Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period?   Anything you want from the UK?   Seeds, y/n?   Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner?   Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size?   Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have?   What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/   Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged?   I make arm warmers.  I make them from sweaters I thrifted.  They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors.  They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter. If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors.  Solids are more generally elegant, Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish.  Long?  Short?  Cashmere?  Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams.   6/2/22   PBSW Summer collection is live!!!  Anything catch your eye?   6/4/22   It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following?
  The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen)   Working Class Coffee   Philly Nuts   222 Creations   Carol's Epiphany   6/5/22     I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece?   If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee?   What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I like both styles for different reasons   6/6/22   Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?)   I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you? - If so, colors? I have various weights of wool, sport and dk cotton, cotton thread in 3/2 and 5/2, and light fingering weight bamboo rayon that dyes like a dream
My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin???   My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like?
https://www.garbageforgood.com/     6/8/22   Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it?   6/12/22   what do you think of plushies?   Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving?   Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin?   How many books is too many books?   6/13/22   I’m knitting up washcloths right now. Would you like some?
any spices you need/want?  I’m fleshing out a Penzey's order!!    your feelings on chocolate?  Milk chocolate, Dark chocolate, White chocolate? with or without nuts? How about truffly goodness?     6/17/22   Do you want anything for your vehicle? Like bumper stickers or magnets?   any interest in Japanese fashion-ish items? (kanzashi hair pins, and other things made form old kimono fabric, fans, tenugui, etc?)   6/21/22   Would you use cbd infused bath products? 
  What colors are your kitchen stuffs? 
  If I knitted up a scarf/shawl/something in the wearable area what colors would you like and please be pretty specific so I can see if my yarn stash makes this feasible (or if @twilighteyes or @winterblizzard has stash that does and I can barter) k please thanks    —->. One big box or a couple starting now??   How close to the final deadline would you prefer to receive your package?  Should we try to squeak as close to August 31st as humanly possible, or would it be okay to send the package earlier?   6/22/22   I am afraid to send chocolate in this heat.  What other things might you enjoy? Gourmet lollipops?  Handmade Marshmallows (not by me LOL)?  Flavored cotton candy? other ideas?   do you have any reservations about wearing leather, like in an accessory??    So I took a "viking knitting" class (which is really wire weaving) and can now make necklaces and bracelets.  Would you be interested in either one?  IF SO What color wire would you like?  (silver, gold, copper, blue, purple, yellow, green orange, black, turquoise, pink, so many colors.)   I have THIS PACK among others. What length would you want (on either or both?)   What kind of fasteners do you like best (lobster claw, toggle clasp, magnetic?) and color of fasteners?  (silver, gunmetal, copper, gold?)  - some of the toggle clasps come in cool shapes. Do you think a larger chunky one like a torc or a slimmer one?  I can draw the wire down to different sizes with my draw plate.   6/30/22   Does any August Uncommon black tea sound good to you?  (or any of their other tea as I now have 20% off coupons forever and will share!)   7/5/22   So apparently there's this cute little outdoor market here that sells locally made dishcloths and similar- would you be interested in having some tea towels or similar from Portugal, dear Spritz?   How much do you guys like hats?   7/10/22   Would you like some smallish bottles of Rose Petal Liqueur, Lavender Vanilla Bean Liqueur, or Plum Brandy?  (all homemade.)     7/22/22   Anything look appealing from the Nocturne Alchemy gemstone scent drop today?   How about the BPAL Dragon*Con Peaches?   7/29/22   Tea, coffee, sweets, biscuits, etc. from Europe.  Is there anything you would be interested in, sprite?   https://matreshkadeli.com   8/10/22   would you have any interest in receiving a vintage martini glass or two?   8/12/22   My peacock is shedding his feathers as the mating season has ended. Would you like some peacock feathers?   Also, I have loads of herbs right now and a dehydrator. Would you like any peppermint, spearmint, licorice mint, sage or oregano that I grew?   How about a few sprigs of fresh lavender?    

twilighteyes

twilighteyes

 

my 5ml stash

March 2022: Bright Red Dildo (Lupercalia 2022: Bag of Dicks) Spirit Fingers (Bitch Planet) Fairy Bites (Labyrinth LE) Penis Penetrating a Vagina in a Pickle Barrel (Lupercalia 2022: Novel Ideas for Secret Amusements)   April 2022: Pumpkin Snake Latte (Halloweenie 2021: Pumpkin Patch, thanks Lill!) Sugar Cookies with Extra Sugar (Yule 2021: Box of Cookies, thanks doomsday_disco!) Lab Rat (thanks doomsday_disco!) Alice (GC) Snake Milk (2022 LE) Black Light Reactive Wolf Poster (2022 LE)   May 2022: Penis Bound in Gold Ribbon (Lupercalia 2022: Novel Ideas for Secret Amusements)   August 2022: Fuck It, Might as Well Lick It (Yule 2021, thanks Bluestblood!) Hoggle (Labyrinth LE, thanks artisjok!) Ghost Milk (Yule 2020, thanks, bheansidhe!) Imose-Yama (Lupercalia 2022: Novel Ideas for Secret Amusements)     wishlist here!  
 

My BPAL Collection

These are the scents I currently own. Still working on testing all of them.   *=frimped (thanks Lab!) §=PIF from torischroeder9 (thanks Tori!)  #=PIF from everanything (thanks Ever!) ¥=frimp from VetchVesper (thanks Vetch!) €=frimp from DiZZysTARdust (thanks DiZZy!) @=frimp from paperflowers (thanks Alexis!) & = frimp from Bluestblood (thanks Sarah!) $ = frimp/sniffie from Ajevie (thanks Ajevie!)   GC Imps:   Aizen-Myoo  American Gods Becoming Thunder  American Gods Coin Trick
American Gods Eostre of the Dawn American Gods Mama-Ji American Gods Mr. Ibis American Gods The Best Lies American Gods The Small Brown Cat  American Gods Zorya Polunochnaya  Amsterdam * Bengal Blood Kiss Boomslang Cairo @ Calico Jack * Cathedral Centzon Totochtin & Chimera * Come to Me § Cordelia § Cthulhu § Death Cap $ Death On A Pale Horse * Dee # Delight Dirty Dorian Dragon’s Blood Envy § Event Horizon * Golden Priapus € Grief § Grog * Harlot § Has No Hanna * Intrigue § Kabuki * Kali Katharina @ Kubla Khan  Kyoto * La Belle Au Bois Dormant La Petite Mort Le Serpent Qui Danse * Les Fleurs du Mal * Lucy’s Kiss Lust Lyonesse § Maiden Mary Shelley $ Melisande, The Puppet Mistress (2015 version) Morana Morgause (one from *, one from @) Morocco Namaste @ New Orleans § Night-Gaunt (one from *, one from @) O Ogygia # Pele  Penitence (one from Lab, one from $) Persephone Plunder Rapture ¥ Robin Goodfellow * RPG Series Artificer RPG Series Assassin RPG Series Bard (1 from Lab, one from @) RPG Series Beholder Optician  RPG Series Berzerker RPG Series Bugbear Doula  RPG Series Chaotic RPG Series Cleric RPG Series Drider Crossing Guard  RPG Series Drow Yoga Instructor  RPG Series Druid RPG Series Dwarf * RPG Series Dwarven Ale RPG Series Elf RPG Series Fighter RPG Series Gnome RPG Series Good RPG Series Half-Elf RPG Series Halfling  RPG Series Kobold Barista  RPG Series Lawful RPG Series Lizardfolk Park Ranger  RPG Series Mage RPG Series Monk RPG Series Neutral RPG Series Orc § RPG Series Paladin RPG Series Psionicist RPG Series Ranger RPG Series Rogue RPG Series Sorcerer RPG Series Thieves’ Rosin RPG Series Tiefling Therapist  RPG Series Vial Of Holy Water Sherlock Holmes Sin @ Sloth * Snake Oil (2019 & 2022) Somnus Spellbound Strangler Fig * Sudha Segara * The Black Rider The Candy Butcher (2015 version) # The Coiled Serpent * The Dormouse * The Last Unicorn (2021) Mommy Fortuna The Last Unicorn (2021) The Butterfly  The Last Unicorn (2021) The Last Unicorn The Last Unicorn (2021) The Lilac Wood The Last Unicorn (2021) Schmendrick The Night-Raven § The Obsidian Widow TKO @ Twilight (one from Lab, one from $) Vasilissa Veil Voodoo (1 imp from €, 1 imp from $) Wolf’s Heart Zephyr Xiuhtecuhtli   LE Imps and Decants:
8th Grade 13 May ‘22 A Chocolate Cat A Gingerbread Dog Alischereshasa
All Souls 2021 Amor, To Show That He Was Pleased, Approvingly (In Silence) Sneezed A Place of Seeing And Here I Hear the Fowles Singe A Winter’s Walk in the Cemetery  Beeswax, Lavender, & Acacia Honey Bellicose Clam Alchemy Lab @ Black Ice Sleeper  Brown Sugar, Cream, and Earl Grey Tea Cacao-Dusted Rose Petals Café De Olla Fried Ice Cream Jammed Into A Coconut Cream Pie ( 1 from *, 1 from @) Cardamom & White Sandalwood  Champagne and Maraschino Cherries  Chasing Fireflies  Cinnamon and Clove Coral Snake Crow Moon 2020 Dead Leaves, Honeycomb, and Vanilla Butter  Dead Leaves, Peppercorn, and Pumpkins Dragon’s Eye Resurrected Dreadful Snow Globe ¥ Ehon Karanishiki $ Elderberry Flower & Sandhill Plum Floral Sheet Ghost Fuzzy Peach Sweater and A Mug of London Fog (one decant imp, one decant in bottle from @) Gingerbread & Rose Incense Gingerbread, Vetiver, and Black Tea Graveyard Guessing Game  Harvest Moon 2021 Her Mouth is Sinister and Red Honeyed Mushroom and Incense  Iced Apple Dumplings Plopped Into A Sweet Potato Pie * In Dubiis Libertas * In Necessariis Unitas * In Omnibus Caritas * Jack of Hearts Lavender Lightning  Lemon Blossom & Neroli Libidinous Encounter During the Rice Harvest Lighting the Lantern Lights, Camera, Something  Lilitu Love Let Her Marshmallow Snow @ Midnight Mass 2020 @ Mouth So Sweet, So Poisonous  Mulled Wine and a Wool Blanket Mysterious Techniques In Lovemaking  Mystical Aphorisms of the Fortune Cookie  Narcissus & Snowflakes @ Oberon, Titania, and Puck With Fairies Dancing October 32 One Girl 2022 Osmanthus & Honey Bells Peach Brandy Snake Oil Pinched With Four Pumpkins Plunging Into The Hellmouth Practical Occultism  Prairie Witch Pumpkinville Rogridiss Rose Petals & Palo Santo Rose Red 2020 @ Samhain 2021 Scorched Clove, Cinnamon Bark, and Tobacco Absolute  Sentence First, Verdict Afterwards Smut 2020 Snekhellden Snow White 2020 @ Sopor (TAL) Spring Whispers
Still Life With Dooting Skull Sugar Cookie Peacock Queen Sugar Cookie Snake Oil Sugar Cookie Snow White  Sugar Plum Golden Priapus @ Sugar Plum Snake Oil Sugar Plum Snow White  The Air and the Ether 2021 The Fairy Lovers The Garden of Shut-Eye Town The Last Unicorn Series (original) The King’s Daughter @ The Madam The Poinsettia Gown 2020 @ There is No Bliss Like This The Sheepfold, Moonlight  Third Eye Extraction  Thunder Moon 2021 Tiramisu Funnel Cake * To Lesbia  Tonka Bean & Pink Pepper Tonka Bean, Black Tea, and Vetiver (Ajevie chonk) Traditional Sheet Ghost @ Trumpet Honeysuckle & Lemon Beebalm Upslope Fog Ut Ameris, Amabilis Esto  Vase De Lilas a La Fenetre Vigil For The Harvest Suitors Visions of Autumn V (2014) # White Chocolate, Pink Carnation, Coconut Cream, and Clove White Clover, Elderflower, and Apple Wildflower Honey, Pink Rose, and Sandalwood  Wild Rose and Cherry Winds of Autumn  Ylang Ylang, Australian Sandalwood, & Vanilla Absolute   Testers/ Samples:
8th Grade $ American Gods Coin Trick $
American Gods Eostre of the Dawn $ American Gods The Best Lies $ American Gods The Center $ American Gods The Small Brown Cat $ Bears of Berlin $
Bourbon Vanilla and Yellow Carnation @ Cacao, Black Leather, and Incense $
Erotic Sake Bowl $ Fracas With Seven Kabuki Actors $ Narr $ Philopannyx $ Poisoned Apple Martini $ Samhain 2021 @ Sea Smoke $
Suck It 2020 (Halloween 2020) @ The Air and the Ether 2021 $ The Hierophant’s Benediction $ Tonka Bean & Pink Pepper $ Under the Silvery Moonbeams $ White Chocolate, Pink Carnation, Coconut Cream, and Clove $ Wulric, The Wolfman $ dark-colored mystery LE sample & light-colored mystery LE sample &   Hair Gloss Samples:   Alleviate the Frenzy @ Amber and Steel Hooks @ Den of Sin @ Pink Peach Blossoms and White Plum Flowers Plum Blossom Twig Red Incense @ Sugar Skull @ Violet and Green Tea @   Atmosphere Spray Samples:   Alchemical Laboratory Chestnut Oudh @ Fainting Couch RPG Series Exotic Bazaar  RPG Series Fae Forest  RPG Series The Trackless Erg RPG Series Wererat-Infested Sewer The Queen’s Croquet Ground   Think Snow For Me TKO   GC Bottles:   Harlot
Somnus  TKO Wolf’s Heart   LE Bottles:   Chaos Theory VI Eris’ Tilt-A-Whirl (#158) # Cognac-Stained Sheet Ghost  To Lesbia  Vanilla Bean, Marshmallow, & Benzoin   Atmosphere Bottles: RPG Series Unspeakably Evil Temple *

Fletchkat

Fletchkat

 

2022 Summer Swap Sprite Answers

5/30/22    Does anything, scent and / or product-wise, catch your eye from the Haus of Gloi summer drop? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/summer) [you're free to pick stuff NOT from Summer as well, of course!  ] Marshmallow Rose summer refresher spray, summer whipped soap, summer sugar exfoliant, or bubbling scrub.   Chillaz or Buzz Off original summer refresher spray, 

Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#)   I have no idea what is available in Paris besides perfume and tea and I'm down for both!  (especially vanilla perfume!)    Oh!  La bien Aimee is in Paris (yarn!!! Purple speckles!!!)   For tea, Vanille, Rose, anything with Clove, anything with Anise, Smokey Lapsang or other Smokey tea.  Pretty much all of their black tea, kthx.  Violet could be fun too.  I like teas that will pair well with cream and honey.  (I do have Damman and Mariage Freres on my Amazon beverages list too!). Jasmine is always welcome.  I love most flavored black teas.   Maison Souquet candles (Tobacco!!!) are probably too expensive.  
  hot chocolate from Angelina? Chocolate in general.  Local candy or snacks?
  a bar of soap?   Or something from Buly 1803 or just made in France, indie small batch is always great.   authentic macarons?  Cheese?  Yeah, they probably wouldn't travel well.   something from an artist in montmarte?   anything gothy and local.  Buttons (wood, metal, carved, w/e), lace, ribbon?  
  any kind of cool French beauty products you think I'd like.   5/31/22   I recently discovered Khamila Luna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them? Maybe the creamy vanilla sugar scrub?  Some of the "men's" soap sounds nice but it would literally just go in my sock and underwear drawer.  (black musk / amber / tobacco / teakwood.)   is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?   Anything!!  I love any gifts that mother nature offers up to you.   I love rocks, skulls, interesting wood lumps, leaves, tinctures or salves made from wildcrafting, everything.   do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest?  I do wear rings in between top and mid knuckle, about a size 6.  I lost my favorite ring last time I was in Seattle, it was a little dragon that I'd had for over twenty years.  doh.  Otherwise I wear an 11 but I'm also doing a ton of weight loss so hopefully ring size will go back down.   If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most? Yes!   Ummm I'm going to be having surgery in a couple months, so health is good.  Determination/motivation, healing, cutting ties with my past, self love, blockbuster/road opener, money, job hunting after surgery.   Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic? I do actually have some on amazon wish list under either geek or games.  I loathe gold/yellow/beige colors in any format so any numbers on the dies would need to be black, silver, or white.  I love opalescent, blues/purples (blurple), etc.  Glow in the dark is fun.     What's your favorite creature? My pigs and my dogs?   I can't just choose one creature.  I love corvids, bats, equines (especially friesians and warlanders and lusitanos), dolphins, pit bulls, and lots of fantasy creatures.  Leafy sea dragons!  I would love to have a hedgehog and a chinchilla someday, also a sugar glider.  I love ratties and ferrets too.  I would totally have a French Bull dog if I could afford one but more pitbulls need homes than frenchies, so pibbles it is.  I have a blue tick coonhound as well, pretty much same reason.  Problem dog who needed a home that wouldn't give up on her.  She is such a butt!!    I love snakes and lizards too.  Probably all creatures except spiders and wasps and non kindly creepy crawlies.  (I'm ok looking at spiders but I don't want one for a pet and they get relocated out of the house.  I have found many black widows here.  urg.)   Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences? Meh, I'm not super into comics anymore.  Graphic novels are a little better but my eyes are so bad that I really have to do ebooks where I can enlarge the font.  Sad face.   I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there? oooh!  Fun!!!  I have no idea what is available there but yes, definitely interested!  (Did some googling)  Casa BACARDÍ Special Reserve or other rum?  Some local speciality spices (recao), jam, sauce, or hot sauce?  One of their cool wooden mortar and pestles (Pilon?)  A Guiro?  Mundillo lace?  Just a handkerchief or something small.  Butterfly art would be pretty cool too, I have some from Panama.  Food or snacks.  Local candy.  Anything really!!     Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)? yes yes yes.  orange chai sounds lovely, or cinnamon chocolate.  Not a huge fan of "hot" peppers or pepper flavored drinks.  Honey, lavender, rose (not sure how flower ones would go with whisky ?)  I won't be able to drink for a year starting in like August or something so just a small tiny nip bottle is good.     Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences? oooh yes.  I love chocolate shortbread but wouldn't say no to lavender or rose or whatever other kind.   6/1/22   If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate? It is not.  My son's and dad's are though, usually cake/candles (for son even though he's over 30) and probably dinner out for both.   Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period? Lately I haven't been celebrating much since I'm so isolated out here in the middle of nowhere and all of my friends are on the West coast.  Sometimes a bonfire, or candles, or quiet contemplation, it just depends on what is appropriate for said event.   Anything you want from the UK? Like, everything.  I love Bird & Blend tea!   I love cool things from UK Lush that we can't get in the US.  Other indie things are always good too.  As far as B&B products, I like things that are super highly scented.  Also I am hopefully trading for some Ginger Nuts, Jaffa Cakes, digestive biscuits, and some other UK goodies.     Seeds, y/n? Right now I think I'd prefer actual plants as we have a really short growing season here and seeds should have been started in March for summer things.  But I do have grow lights if it's seeds that I absolutely need and it will be house plants or something that is not an annual.     Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner? I use The Ordinary (like a set of things) so technically I'm probably good on skincare even though I bet my questionnaire still said I needed a good moisturizer.  I can always use good shampoo/conditioner and my dogs especially can use a good shampoo and conditioner!  I just got a new shower head yesterday so I can give them baths again without using cups of water to get them wet and rinse them.  (The handheld wand was clogged up.  FIXED!  BRING ON THE DOG SHAMPOO!)   I have dog shampoo in my Amazon wishlist "for the pups" -- really gearing towards a professional or highly rated one so I have a bunch of ideas in there.  For ME, I prefer non-SLS/parabens/phlatamumbles as stated in my questionnaire.   Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size? yeah, no.  I'm doing weight loss right now and don't know what size I'll end up plus I just don't love tights.  PJ's forever!   Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have? I have a bunch of decks but I would love the Abigail Larson one on my Amazon wishlist.  I have .... Nightmare Before Christmas (Abigail Larson, lol!), Wise Dog (my dogs Jake & Lela - rip - are the Two of Cups), Game of Thrones, Last Unicorn, a Vampire one that was second hand, and a couple others that I'm blanking on the names.   What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/ I love the Bat & Peonies!  I like a lot of their skull items as long as they're not sepia / beige / yellow.  Raven and Full Moon, Lunar Cycle/Full Moon, Celestial Fox, Aurora Fox, uncolored Cat Skul, Bleeding Roses with white background, Skeleton Hand & Hellebores, Raven and Roses, floral pentacle (uncolored), Fox Skull (black/white either one - leaning towards one with black background), Purple Orchids (white background)... I didn't go through them all, but yes.  Although some just have too much color (totally ok on the mostly blue/purple ones.)   Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged? I way prefer loose leaf but I'll do bagged if the blend I want isn't available loose.   I make arm warmers.  I make them from sweaters I thrifted.  They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors.  They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter. If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors.  Solids are more generally elegant, Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish.  Long?  Short?  Cashmere?  Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams. I love gradient and stripey armwarmers in black + color (usually blurple) and like mid arm.  Cashmere, merino, silk.  All good.   6/2/22   PBSW Summer collection is live!!!  Anything catch your eye? Ummmm  Bath Streusel or Sorbetto in: * Journey in Satchidananda * Red Cow * Moonshadow (and wax melts in this scent!) * The Queen is Dead   Tiny samples of Crystalcore and/or Longest Day?    Oh!  I would love some Clean Slate scrub.   6/4/22 It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following?
  The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen) - dill mustard!  Honey anything.   Working Class Coffee - looks like they only have one type of coffee in a k cup, so that would work, sounds good.   Philly Nuts Yum!  Mango, peach, or pineapple cashews,  butter toffee or smoked almonds, and zomg honey roasted mixed nuts!!   222 Creations not really my style   Carol's Epiphany No thanks   6/5/22     I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece? sure?   If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee? a rose or lavender is great!  (Purple rose of course.)   What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I like both styles for different reasons i like to be surprised at the end!     6/6/22   Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?) I'm fine with it on bottles?  I wouldn't necessarily want it framed on my wall or anything.   I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you?. Sure! - If so, colors? I have various weights of wool, sport and dk cotton, cotton thread in 3/2 and 5/2, and light fingering weight bamboo rayon that dyes like a dream so I don't really love variegated yarn.  I'm firmly in gradients, self striping, speckles, and semi solids.  Look at my ravelry stash and you'll see the colors I like.     Cool leaning Black, all the  cool leaning shades of grey, blurples, blackened reds, etc.   preferably blackened colors or jewel tones, no navy, no pastels, no fluorescent.  
 fingering through bulky is great for merino.  Light fingering bamboo rayon is fine.  Otherwise no alpaca, llama, bfl, cotton (except for worsted for wash clothes), etc.   My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin??? oh, matchbooks from everywhere!!  If they let you fly with those.  I'll have to google when I get home to answer this more thoroughly.   My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like?
https://www.garbageforgood.com/ mostly not my style but thank you.   6/8/22   Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it? Meh.  I'm a Virgo.    There is some Abigail Larson artwork for the zodiac signs that I like - I think I have her Virgo rendition on my society6 wishlist for one of the travel mugs but of course no one can see it because I can't figure out how to share it! 
  6/12/22   what do you think of plushies? i love super cute amigurumi (like gothic and nerdy ones, I have a great vampire bat and a cthulhu as well as a black unicorn) but I have to be super careful because my dogs also love them.  To death.  By evisceration.   Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving? i love Japanese incense but I don't burn a lot because respiratory issues.  Low smoke is good!  I could really use a good soy sauce dish for sushi but I can't seem to find any super gothy or cute ones and I forgot to look while I was in Seattle.  One with a lucky cat would be fun (blue?  No brown please.)  Japanese Kit Kats!!!!   Whatever else you think I might like.     Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin? I know this is not about plants themselves, but if did want to get me some plants, I love scented geraniums, the more unusual the better.  (Like no citrus or citonrella.)   Attar of roses, oak, musk, coconut, lavender, cinnamon, apricot, pineapple, cedar, strawberry, almond, apple, peach, ginger, nutmeg, etc.  https://www.colonialcreekfarm.com/Scented-Geraniums_c_29-3.html for example.   Other than plants themselves and maybe potting soil, I don't think I need anything, we have tons of plant tools and pots.   How many books is too many books? so I read almost constantly but I get a lot of ebooks from the library and also my friend in France sends me tons and tons of ebooks.  So books really aren't a priority for me, I have sooooo many to read and the round will be over before Nona the Ninth comes out (almost on my birthday, I think a day off, lol) and that is the book I'm most excited about and would like my own copy of.  (My son ordered me the artwork from the covers of Gideon, harrow, and Nona... still waiting for it to arrive.). I love Gideon.  I .WOULD TAKE MOST things Gideon!  Also excuse caps, I'm typing in iPad and Zuul is getting in my way, because there is no iPad, only Zuul!!!!  https://www.tommyarnoldart.com/nona-the-ninth-torcom-publishing     6/13/22   I’m knitting up washcloths right now. Would you like some? I'm good, still living with others so don't need things like that.  
any spices you need/want?  I’m fleshing out a Penzey's order!!  i have spices on one my Amazon lists!  I do love me some penzeys and would totally take some of their smoked salt and maybe some chili seasoning (900?) since we make a ton of "bad to the bone" vegan chili.   your feelings on chocolate?  Milk chocolate, Dark chocolate, White chocolate? with or without nuts? How about truffly goodness?   you're obviously not my sprite because I have so much chocolate on my Amazon snack list.  I really try to do fair trade / slave free chocolate and a lot of those brands on my Amazon list meet that criteria.  I loooooove truffles.  White is not chocolate, chocolate must contain cocoa butter.  Nuts are good, especially almonds or pecans.  Milk is better in bar form, dark chocolate is good on caramels or truffles or in baked goods.   6/17/22   Do you want anything for your vehicle? Like bumper stickers or magnets? I don't put any stickers at all on my car or car windows anymore.  I used to but kind of fell out of the habit.  It used to make for interesting conversations on the ferry or in a huge traffic jam in Seattle;  I'd have people get out of their car to come talk to me (which makes me super uncomfortable!)   Right now I live in a red area so I try to keep my weirdness to a minimum.  I do have some pibble window vinyl things but I am too lazy to actually apply them since it seems like a big ordeal.  Plus they're packed up somewhere with the majority of my belongings so I have no idea where they even are, I'd totally forgotten about them until now.   any interest in Japanese fashion-ish items? (kanzashi hair pins, and other things made form old kimono fabric, fans, tenugui, etc?) I would LOVE a stack of recycled kimono silk in blues, purples, greys, blacks, reds, greens.   Lots of it.  All the kimono silk.   But I rarely leave the house and don't have any place to put a lot of items that aren't consumable (I would absolutely use the kimono silk to make things) and I'm not fashionable.        6/21/22   Would you use cbd infused bath products? 
absolutely!  Parents have a medical license and grew a lot of their own last year (no one smokes here though.)  Mom makes infused coconut oil for edibles and salves for skin/muscles.   What colors are your kitchen stuffs?  I am in a shared living situation right now and don't have my own kitchen, sad trombone.  When I do have a kitchen it's pretty much black, white, and pops of cool jewel tones (rich darker purple, burgundy, sapphire blue, sometimes green.)  And I have a skull / skeleton theme with NMBC cookie jars.  I shall never grow up.
  If I knitted up a scarf/shawl/something in the wearable area what colors would you like and please be pretty specific. I like gradients and honestly I mostly wear my white to black gradient shawls the most.  (and only shawlettes as I wear them like infinity scarves or double loop cowls.)   Sometimes I might wear cool toned blurples over a black or black/white dress.  Grey is good too.    —->. One big box or a couple starting now?? Well, I've already gotten some!  But I'm good with little things all along or just one at the end, whatever is easier for my Sprite.   How close to the final deadline would you prefer to receive your package?  Should we try to squeak as close to August 31st as humanly possible, or would it be okay to send the package earlier? If you're going to be traveling and need to mail sooner, do what is good for you.   6/22/22   I am afraid to send chocolate in this heat.  What other things might you enjoy?  Gourmet lollipops?  Handmade Marshmallows (not by me LOL)?  Flavored cotton candy? other ideas? I have lots of idea in my etsy treats list that do include flavored cotton candy and other things.  Tea is always good as well.  I can't have too many sweet things as I'm going to be going on a liver reduction diet pretty soon, I also won't be able to do caffeine, so maybe some herbal tea / tissanes?  I have a few hibiscus blends and other non caffeine on my wish list if you need to compare.  (I hate chamomile.  Please nothing with chamomile in it.)
  do you have any reservations about wearing leather, like in an accessory??  No, I wear leather.     6/30/22   Does any August Uncommon black tea or their other tea sound good to you?  (because sale on black tea until 7/4.)   I already have a ton of my Amazon Beverage wishlist.  However...   In no particular order other than the order they were on the website:
Golden Arrow (Smoky Toffee Black Tea)
Outlaw (Smoky Cherry Black Tea)
Civil Disobedience (Smoky Cardamom Black Tea)
Gold Rush (Orange Rosemary Caramel Black Tea) (I'm not sure how I feel about malty flavors so I left the ones with malt out otherwise maybe a 4 cup sample of Bourbon Sugar Black Tea!)   7/5/22   So apparently there's this cute little outdoor market here that sells locally made dishcloths and similar- would you be interested in having some tea towels or similar from Portugal, dear Spritz? All of the cute locally made things that Suki picks out!   7/22/22   Anything look appealing from the Nocturne Alchemy gemstone scent drop today? Eternal Ankh Purpurite  Eternal Ankh Tanzanite A sample of the Malachite and/or Azurite ENTERNAL ANKH PINK   But it sold out already, weep!!! I was absolutely going to do an order RIGHT NOW and get a couple of bottles of pink but I guess it wasn't to be.  I still haven't ordered the summer LE's because I am so broke from having to buy hay for the winter.  So really, it being sold out has saved me from further credit card debt!  whew!!    I have already the Red, Black, and Fluorite (and love them!) and I've tried the Blue, Cobalt, and Claret. (I liked the Claret but I have sooo many red musk scents.  Or did.  I did a thorough destashing and might be almost out, ha.)   After looking over the scent notes again, I can't believe I haven't tried the Orange (it sounds very incensey!) or the Purple (I think I was scared by the Jasmine but I've had NAVA's Jasmine work on me since then, so ...)  Would also love to try the Orchid and Spice.  Really I'd be ok trying samples of any of the ones I haven't tried, I just don't especially gravitate to florals or fruits.   How about the BPAL Dragon*Con Peaches? No thank you, I don't really have luck with the peaches.  
 

15 years later...

I started collecting about 15 years ago, went on hiatus in 2009, and never really picked it back up (apart from the odd purchase direct from the Lab, mostly refills of Snake OIl). Here are the ones I'm keeping. It's heavy on limited editions because that's what always seems pressing to keep -- I always feel like if I want a GC, I can just order it from the Lab, but LEs I have to hoard. (And Snake Oil I have to cellar!)   BOTTLES BPTP exclusive La Fee Verte (2005) -- 1 10mL bottle and 1 5mL decant -- "Sugared wormwood, hyssop and melissa with calamus, angelica and Dittany of Crete, blended with a Bohemian perfume of vanilla musk, honey absolute and Moroccan spices" BPTP exclusive Naughty or Nice: Snow Angel (2005) -- 1 bottle, 90% -- "Cherubic spun sugar with a hint of lemon, sparkling peach, and floral tea" (2008 resurrection) 1 decant, 50% BPTP exclusive Naughty or Nice: Fee (2005) -- 1 bottle, full -- "A buoyant, dulcet blend of vanilla, sunflower, carnation, honeydew, peach blossom, lychee, oakmoss and white tea" Carnaval Noir: Snake Charmer (2005 original release, paper label) -- 2 partial bottles, 30% and 10% (10% has lost its label); 1 decant, 60% -- "Arabian musk and exotic spices slinking through Egyptian amber, enticing vanilla, and a serpentine blend of black plum, labdanum, ambrette, benzoin and black coconut" Snake Charmer (first resurrection, I think 2007?) -- 1 partial bottle, 10% Snake Charmer (second resurrection) -- 1 bottle, full Carnaval Noir: Midway (2005 original release, paper label) -- 1 partial bottle, 75%; 1 decant, 80% -- "A bombardment of edible carnival indulgences. Funnel cake, caramel apple, cotton candy, salt water taffy and sugar tart" Ingenue (2004) -- 1 10mL cobalt bottle, 30% -- "Wild clover and gentle melon interlaced with violet leaf, water lilies, smooth wooden notes, and blushing rose" Lunacy: Bitter Moon (2006) -- 1 bottle, full -- "Nepal poppy, lotus root, wild rose, and blue hibiscus with blackberry, tonka, sage, lavender, peony and vetiver" Lupercalia: Smut (paper label, I think pre-2006 first release) -- 1 partial bottle, 75%; 1 decant, 75% -- "Three swarthy, smutty musks sweetened with sugar and woozy with dark booze notes" Monster Bait: Closet (pre-2006) -- 1 bottle, full; 1 decant, 50% -- "Bourbon blackberry buttercream over red velvet cake." Monster Bait: Underpants (pre-2006) -- 1 bottle, 90% -- "Sexy sugar-smeared saffron sandalwood over lickable vanilla cream with a splash of butter rum" Perversion (pre-2006, paper label cobalt bottle) -- 1 partial bottle, 25% -- "Smoky rum and black tobacco with a whisper of steamy leather with a splash of crystalline chardonnay, layered over a sensual, sweet, and deceptively magnetic base of tonka" Single Note: Siberian Musk (2012) -- 1 partial bottle, 60% (pre-2006 original single note series) 1 decant, full Snake Oil -- (2015) 1 partial bottle, 30%, kicking myself for not stocking up! -- "A blend of exotic Indonesian oils sugared with vanilla" OR "deep, rich earthy notes swirled with vegetal musks, sugared vanilla bean, and dark spices" (August 2006) 1 decant, 30% I made myself one decant from my first-ever bottle of Snake Oil. Holy &%*#. (pre-2019 direct from Lab) 1 imp, full (2019 reformulation) 4 bottles -- won't even touch these until they are 5 years old (2024). We will see how they stack up to the original. (2022 reformulation) 2 bottles -- can't touch these till 2029 Snow, Glass, Apples (2008) -- 1 bottle, 60% -- no note description Yule: Skadi (2004 original release, paper label cobalt bottle) -- 1 partial bottle, 25% -- "The Snow-Shoe Goddess, Giantess, the Norse embodiment of winter. Frost-rimed winter berries, crisp pine needle, and a slush of bright snowy notes Voodoo Queen (2006) -- 1 partial bottle, 60% -- no note description   IMPS/DECANTS (not listed above) BPTP exclusive ???? - Snowblind (2004) -- 1 partial decant, 30% -- "The perfect vanilla mint" (2008 resurrection) 1 partial decant, 50% interestingly, these decants have aged totally differently. the 2004 edition is still light and delicate, while the 2008 resurrection is much heavier on the vanilla and has become dark and viscous BPTP exclusive Trick or Treat: Treat #1 (2007) -- 1 partial decant, 50% -- "A super-sweet, glittering mountain of crushed hard candy: watermelon, pink lime, lemon, strawberry and piles upon piles of crystalline sugar" Carnaval Noir: Freak Show -- 1 decant and 1 partial decant, 80% -- "fig, pomegranate and cocoa bean with lemon, bergamot, vanilla, mellow honey musk, calamus and tonka" Snow White (2004 original release) -- 1 partial decant, 10% -- "flurries of virgin snow, crisp winter wind and the faintest breath of night-blooming flowers" I should probably buy a full bottle of this from the Lab   TAL AND VOODOO BLENDS, BOTTLES AND DECANTS Arabian Nights -- 1 bottle, full Bat's Blood -- 1 near-empty bottle, drops only -- very old squat cobalt bottle from 2004 Bend Over -- 1 partial bottle 30% Black Cat -- 1 bottle, full Blessings of Isis -- 1 bottle, full Block Buster -- 1 partial bottle, 75% Caliph's Beloved -- 1 bottle, 90% Charisma - 1 bottle and 1 partial bottle, 30%, the latter an old paper label bottle Clean the Air -- 1 bottle, full French Creole -- 1 bottle, 95% Hymn to Pan -- 1 bottle and 1 partial bottle, 20%, the latter an old cobalt bottle Magnet -- 1 bottle and 1 partial bottle, 10% Mantle of Venus -- 1 bottle, 85% Radiance of Ra -- 1 bottle, full White Light -- 1 bottle, full   Aunt Caroline's Money Bag -- 1 partial decant, 60% Aunt Caroline's Money Draw -- 1 decant, 80% Determination -- 1 partial decant, 10% Fiery Wall of Protection -- 1 partial decant, 40% dates from 2008 Horn of Plenty -- 1 imp direct from lab, full Ouroboros -- 1 decant, full dates from 2008 Queen -- 1 partial imp direct from Lab, 60%  

myoubi

myoubi

 

Sumer Sprite Swap pt 2

Updated Questions 6/12 1. Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving?
I’ll leave it to your discretion.  I think there’s a list under the Yule swap.   Always willing  to try teas, snacks... chocolate.  The apitate toothpaste was fun to try. 2. Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin?
Not quite a true green thumb and not quite a black thumb… ok a black thumb with succulents… yeah don’t ask they died horribly.  I can grow roses and other plants with no issues.  Always looking for pretty irises or glads in shades of burple or white or mixed.   3. How many books is too many books?
Lol that is a trick question! 4. Plushies
❤️ plushies mostly dragon plushies.  I have a two headed on from Gargoyles.

Renazuki

Renazuki

 

A-Mech's 2022 Summer Sprite Swap Supplementals!

1) Does anything, scent and / or product-wise, catch your eye from the Haus of Gloi summer drop? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/summer) [you're free to pick stuff NOT from Summer as well, of course!  ]
- Ohh I really like Haus of Gloi, I'd be down for anything from them  I try to avoid being too picky about scents because I've learned over the years I end up loving things I thought I wouldn't!

2) Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#) - I can't think of anything I would need from Paris, but unique local items from anywhere are always cool!   3) Is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?  Obviously no promises; but if I don't know what to look for, I certainly won't find.  - Wild growing rue, agrimony, or mushrooms, dead bugs, bones, birds nests, rocks ❤️   4) If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most? Yes! I think confidence, calm, self love, etc would serve me now   5) Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic? At the time of writing this my Sprite has already purchased me some and they are sooooo cool! (I'm so sorry I'm so behind, Sprite!)   6) I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there? - See my note above re: Paris.   7) Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)? -Ohhhh yum!    😎 Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences? Sure!   9) Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams. - I would maybe wear arm warmers in the winter but I'm notoriously bad at accessorizing myself properly for cold weather. In the case that I am smart enough to remember to pull them out and wear them, a long pair of black ones would look nice with my aesthetic!   10) Seeds, y/n? Sure! I am still struggling to learn how to keep baby plants alive but I can only get better! (but obviously don't spend a lot because it's like a 70/30 chance I'll kill them)   11) Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size? No thanks   12) Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have? I'll always take more! I have: The Earthbound Oracle, the Wheel of Fortune deck, The Fountain, Creature's Secrets Animal Divination Cards, The Illest Tarot, Rana George Lenormand, Cartes de Visite 2019, Arcana of Astrology, The Playing Card Oracle: Alchemy Edition, Mildred Payne's Oracle of Black Enchantment, the Somnia Tarot, and a Welcome to Night Vale tarot.   13) What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/ Love!   14)  Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece? Always! It will go directly onto my wall  I think my 'style' is communicated pretty well in my questionnaire.   15) Is custom yarn of interest to you? That's so cool but I don't do anything with yarn   16) Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it? Sure! I'm a Leo moon and sun and Pisces rising.  (I usually identify more with Pisces in most cases but have that Leo pride!)     Knitted washcloths: I'm probably good on those! But the textile colors in my kitchen tend towards southwestern/new mexican colors (greens and peaches and oranges).   Penzeys: I LOVE them! My favorites are Fox Point and Mural of Flavor but I got a sample size of Forward and it's soooo good, I want to get a jar. I also need thyme, lol.   Chocolate?: I don't have a huge sweet tooth but I do like little delicate or decadent truffles. I think I mentioned in my questionnaire that I'm a fan of weird flavored chocolate like rose or herbal. Nice truffles are good.   I realized today something I failed to mention in my ?naire-- I am running low on my Red Fig and Patchouli hair gloss! And ran out of Shub Niggurath hair gloss!  I use tons of hair gloss, I know some people can only do one or two sprays or their hair gets greasy- I do like ten pumps at least after a shower :x    New question: Do you want anything for your vehicle? Like bumper stickers or magnets? I just got a Fringe Division sticker, and Captain America "on your left" decal. I also have a "my kids have four paws" and a Colorado x Pride paw print magnet. My car is a bright green Kia soul named Elphaba! Decals or magnets work for me in any of my nerdy or witchy interests!    I took a "viking knitting" class (which is really wire weaving) and can now make necklaces and bracelets.  Would you be interested in either one? What color wire would you like? What length would you want (on either or both?)   Oh yes I quite like that chunky style. Necklace length would have to be over 18" (maybe 17 as a choker) and adjustable if possible (i.e. a toggle and chain end) for bracelets. I like silver, but black, teal, and purple work too.
  Leather? I prefer vegan, but I won't throw it away or not use it if I get something in leather.   I am afraid to send chocolate in this heat.  What other things might you enjoy? As others have mentioned, caramels and (vegetarian, obvz) marshmallows would be nice!

angelmecha

angelmecha

 

Sumer Sprite Swat

I'll be adding additional Q&A's here   Q & A 6/9/2022 Does anything, scent and / or product-wise, catch your eye from the Haus of Gloi summer drop? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/summer) 
Not super familiar with them but if they have something sans patchouli that would be great.  I do like cedar/pine/balsam/rosemary/lavender scents.

Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#) 
=o Lucky going to Paris! Mmm tea… I am very much a black tea girl. So the Black Teas Royal Breakfast, Brunch Tea, Any of the Earl Greys, Rose would be lovely.  Marzipan or tasty chocolate samplers would also be welcomed =x Is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?  
Thank you but no.    Do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest? 
I would like to, mostly I wear one ring.  My large fingers run from size 9-10.    If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most? 
Something to help with learning.  I’m in a BAS program and need all the help I can get.  There was one Twilight got for me that I really like mostly its very calming and it just helps. Healing of the Heart from Kate’s Magik Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic
Thank you but no.  lol I barely have time to knit anymore because of the classes. Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)?
More of a Bailey’s drinker. I do like hot chocolate with cinnamon added.  Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences?
Shortbread is always welcomed. I recently discovered Khamilaluna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them?
Looks tasty – soaps please – coffee/peppermint, vanilla/lavender, oatmeal stout, lemon verbena, sweet basil/lavender (Seattle is enjoying Juneary so rain and a little on the chilly side.)I make arm warmers.  I make them from sweaters I thrifted.  They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors.  They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter. If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors.  Solids are more generally elegant; Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish.  Long?  Short?  Cashmere?  Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams. Solids please – long, like elbow length please? The shorties rub when I type.  My favorite colors are dark colors – Dark Blue, Dark Purple, Dark Red, Dark Green, Silver and of course, Black.  Yellow and Orange are no no colors xD they just look wrong on me. New question...PBSW Summer collection is live
I will defer to your judgement. Soaps and scrubs are always welcomed. Scents are rosemary/lavender/lemon verbena/roses/vanilla/peppermint.  Not a huge fan of the fruity scents.   Anyway, I have a few more questions! It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following?  The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen)
Herbs de Provence. Lemon Thyme Salt, Dill Salt, and Chive Salt I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece?  Yes please If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee? Favorite flower is a purple rose or purple and white iris.  Bees would be lovely lol though there is summer faire or Camlann for summer xD What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I like both styles for different reasons.  Either works for me. I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you? if so, colors? I have various weights of wool, sport and dk cotton, cotton thread in 3/2 and 5/2, and light fingering weight bamboo rayon that dyes like a dream
=o I love custom wool yarn – worsted/dk/sport. Cotton sport/dk.  Colours! Blues, Purples, Reds, Black, Greens – preferable in the dark jewel tones.  Not a fan of pastels but I have used them for baby blankets for nephews/nieces. My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin???
o.O I don’t even know where to start.  Berlin uuuhmm Marzipan or a lebkuchen? Or a small bottle of ginger schnapps or pear brandy? *^^* or if you can find it a scarf or hat from the 2022 IIHF World Championship with Phillip Grubauer #30 (he’s a Seattle Kraken who played for Germany). 
Portugal uh a small bottle of port? Cheeses if they aren’t on an import ban? A tile or a small ceramic? Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it?
Yes please.  My birthday is Jan 20th. I’m Caprius – one of those Capricorn/Aquarius cusps. Go me!  I do like moon imagery too. 

Renazuki

Renazuki

 

Summer Sprite

5/30/22    Does anything, scent and / or product-wise, catch your eye from the Haus of Gloi summer drop? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/summer) [you're free to pick stuff NOT from Summer as well, of course!  ]


Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#)     5/31/22   I recently discovered Khamila Luna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them?   is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?     do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest?    If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most?   Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic?   What's your favorite creature?   Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences?   I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there?   Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)?   Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences?   6/1/22   If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate?  n/a   Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period?   Anything you want from the UK?   Seeds, y/n?  YES   Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner?  skincare yes, lotions are always great   Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size?   Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have?  I have technically two decks, both gifted through BPAL swaps.   I have a teeny Rider-Waite (like 1" tall cards) and the Ostara deck, which I was just gifted this spring and am slowly making friends with.  I don't know that I need another deck at this point, but any good resources related to how to read (online, in book form, whatever) would be lovely, since I'm pretty much a novice.   What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/   Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged?  Love both   I make arm warmers.  I make them from sweaters I thrifted.  They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors.  They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter. If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors.  Solids are more generally elegant, Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish.  Long?  Short?  Cashmere?  Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams.   6/2/22   PBSW Summer collection is live!!!  Anything catch your eye?   6/4/22   It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following?
  The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen)   Working Class Coffee   Philly Nuts   222 Creations   Carol's Epiphany   6/5/22     I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece?   If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee?   What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I like both styles for different reasons   6/6/22   Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?)   I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you? - If so, colors? I have various weights of wool, sport and dk cotton, cotton thread in 3/2 and 5/2, and light fingering weight bamboo rayon that dyes like a dream
My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin???   My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like?
https://www.garbageforgood.com/     6/8/22   Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it?

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Ketchup! 6-6-22

Catching up on some summer swap questions. Hope you have a great week!     If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate?

--> My bday is in April so not during this swap   Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period?

--> N/A   Anything you want from the UK?

--> Not specifically that I can think of   Seeds, y/n?

-->Yes   Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner?

--> No to skin care as I follow a really simple regimine by my derm because my face is so sensitive. As far as shampoo/conditioner, Indie style products don't ever cut it for my hair. I need all the cones etc to combat this frizz!   Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size?

-->sure! Size medium will usually work. No preference on style or thickness   Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have?

--> I've never used tarot but am not opposed to it and curious about it.   What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/

--->It's not really my thing   Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged?

---> I like both!   I make arm warmers.  I make them from sweaters I thrifted.  They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors.  They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter. If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors.  Solids are more generally elegant, Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish.  Long?  Short?  Cashmere?  Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams.

--->If I lived in a cooler climate maybe but it's SO hot where I live and winters are typically mild. I just don't see myself wearing them.

Paintbox Question:

--->Journey in Satchidananda soap looks divine   I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece?   sure!   If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee?   any! I love floral anything and I'm all about bees. Love them   What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away?   Ninja
 

Summer Sprite Swap '22

For my Sprite! I started an Etsy wishlist to use as inspo to show you what I'm into. Not to be meant as I want THIS buy me this! It was fun making it  I'll also start placing ketchup in my blog as often as I can. With love, Sam "ziggystardust13"   https://www.etsy.com/people/noir1206?ref=cl_share_button
 

Zeb's Summer Sprite Answers

5/30/22    Does anything, scent and / or product-wise, catch your eye from the Haus of Gloi summer drop? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/summer) [you're free to pick stuff NOT from Summer as well, of course!  ] Beguiled Refresher Spray, whipped soap in Beguiled, Sanctum or Asperitas


Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#) Those fancy fruit jellies or marrons glace? But if you're in Paris, pop over to London!     5/31/22   I recently discovered Khamila Luna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them? Coconut Lime or Vanilla Raspberry scrubs   is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?   I feel like there is but I can't work out what!   do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest? I think my questionnaire answered this   If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most? Not for me, thanks   Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic? I have a lot of really nice dice and a bag to put them in, and I still laze out and roll on my phone   What's your favorite creature? Cat, octopus, lizard   Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences? We have a stupidly large collection already   I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there? Maybe an interesting spice blend?   Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)? Yes but I don't think you can ship internationally   Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences? Yes, absolutely   6/1/22   If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate? Probably a nice meal from dishpatch.co.uk   Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period? n/a   Anything you want from the UK? A better, more responsible government that feeds its people instead of wasting a billion pounds on a party for the richest woman in the country? Please?   Seeds, y/n? I can only have them from the UK/EU I think. I always love organic (not F1) veg seeds   Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner? No, I have quite a lot. Shower gel is the only thing like that I need   Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size? No thanks, I have loads and yet never wear them   Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have? Not for me   What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/ I love the Night Garden cat and blue mushroom prints   Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged? I prefer bagged   I make arm warmers.  I make them from sweaters I thrifted.  They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors.  They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter. If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors.  Solids are more generally elegant, Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish.  Long?  Short?  Cashmere?  Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams. - Stripes, shorter length, and blue/green/purple or rainbow     6/2/22   PBSW Summer collection is live!!!  Anything catch your eye? - not at the moment   6/4/22   It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following?
  The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen) - lemon thyme salt or raspberry orange syrup   Working Class Coffee - no thank you   Philly Nuts - onion & garlic cashews, buffalo ranch cashews, tequila lime pistachios, pineapple habanero cashews   222 Creations - no thank you   Carol's Epiphany - no thank you     5/30/22    Does anything, scent and / or product-wise, catch your eye from the Haus of Gloi summer drop? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/summer) [you're free to pick stuff NOT from Summer as well, of course!  ]


Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#)     5/31/22   I recently discovered Khamila Luna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them?   is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?     do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest?    If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most?   Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic?   What's your favorite creature?   Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences?   I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there?   Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)?   Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences?   6/1/22   If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate?   Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period?   Anything you want from the UK?   Seeds, y/n?   Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner?   Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size?   Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have?   What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/   Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged?   I make arm warmers.  I make them from sweaters I thrifted.  They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors.  They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter. If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors.  Solids are more generally elegant, Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish.  Long?  Short?  Cashmere?  Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams.   6/2/22   PBSW Summer collection is live!!!  Anything catch your eye?   6/4/22   It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following?
  The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen)   Working Class Coffee   Philly Nuts   222 Creations   Carol's Epiphany   6/5/22     I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece?   If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee? I do like bees, and irises   What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I like both styles for different reasons - I would like to know eventually, but other than that I have no preference   6/6/22   Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?) yes   I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you? - If so, colors? I have various weights of wool, sport and dk cotton, cotton thread in 3/2 and 5/2, and light fingering weight bamboo rayon that dyes like a dream - no thank you
My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin??? no thank you   My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like?
https://www.garbageforgood.com/ No thank you   6/8/22   Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it? No thanks - it's cancer and I've already had enough of that!     6/12/22   what do you think of plushies? I like them but they tend to all turn into cat toys   Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving? Savoury food   Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin? I love pretty outdoor pots but am aware that they are heavy to ship. I can't have indoor plants because my cats are assholes.   How many books is too many books? I don't understand the question!   6/13/22   I’m knitting up washcloths right now. Would you like some? No thank you
any spices you need/want?  I’m fleshing out a Penzey's order!! Chana masala mix   your feelings on chocolate?  Milk chocolate, Dark chocolate, White chocolate? with or without nuts? How about truffly goodness?  Truffly goodness, milk or white. I like fine ground nuts but whole nuts or big chunks are difficult   6/17/22   Do you want anything for your vehicle? Like bumper stickers or magnets? I don't drive   any interest in Japanese fashion-ish items? (kanzashi hair pins, and other things made form old kimono fabric, fans, tenugui, etc?) A fan or anything from old kimono fabric including a kimono   6/22/22   I am afraid to send chocolate in this heat.  What other things might you enjoy? Gourmet lollipops?  Handmade Marshmallows (not by me LOL)?  Flavored cotton candy? other ideas? Marshmallows & fudge   do you have any reservations about wearing leather, like in an accessory??  No   So I took a "viking knitting" class (which is really wire weaving) and can now make necklaces and bracelets.  Would you be interested in either one?  A slimmish torc necklace would be nice IF SO What color wire would you like?  (silver, gold, copper, blue, purple, yellow, green orange, black, turquoise, pink, so many colors.)   I have THIS PACK among others. Blues, greens, silver, bronze What length would you want (on either or both?)  50cm What kind of fasteners do you like best (lobster claw, toggle clasp, magnetic?) and color of fasteners?  (silver, gunmetal, copper, gold?) No fastener on torc styles  - some of the toggle clasps come in cool shapes. Do you think a larger chunky one like a torc or a slimmer one?  I can draw the wire down to different sizes with my draw plate.

ReallyZeb

ReallyZeb

 

Summer Swap Sprite Q&A

5/30/22    Does anything, scent and / or product-wise, catch your eye from the Haus of Gloi summer drop? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/summer) [you're free to pick stuff NOT from Summer as well, of course!  ]


Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#) I'm not a tea drinker... and not sure what I'd need from Paris which could actually be brought home... like all the cheese and pastries but that's both impractical and in some cases illegal so... maybe a magnet?? I totally collect fridge magnets... not even necessarily FROM places... I think there's a photo somewhere of my fridge for example.  I'll try to find it and update this with a link   5/31/22   I recently discovered Khamila Luna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them? the foaming sugar scrub... any flavor   is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?  ooooooo i love this... whatever inspires you, honestly.  I love rocks, bones, sticks, leaves... yes... whatever momma nature has for me, I'm about it... just... no worms/caterpillars... they squick me out   do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest?  I only regularly wear rings on two fingers but I WOULD wear them on all others but the rings I have dont really work for that... I'd LOVE some small thin silver rings... Left hand: 5, 7, 8, 9.5, 10.     Right hand  4.5, 7, 8, 9, 10. (I own a thin ring sizer lol)   If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most? a: sure. b:  I'm really focused on two main things right now...#1  I'm working on my personal health - I'm awfully out of shape and desperately need to motivate myself to work out... cardio mostly which I hate so much especially since its a million degrees here yet still somehow stupidly humid.  and I am terrible about eating.  like not that I eat terribly... I DON'T eat, but thats a whole thing for another time... and #2 I'm trying to move my family to Mexico/South America in the next 5-10 years so I have to figure out where exactly we wanna go and how we're going to afford it so some spiritual guidance on that would be great    Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic? I don't dice   What's your favorite creature? Biscuits.  closely followed by Gravy.   beyond those specifically... I love jackalopes, El chupacabra; mermaids (especially the dragging men to their deaths kind); i like owls... cephalopods... horses... sloths... snakes.. lizards... I'm one of those most likely to die petting something I shouldn't types so... you know,.. all the things...   Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences? comics and graphic novels bug me... I can't figure out how to read them and it frustrates me.  yes I know they are an art form sort of geared towards NOT reading as much...but I don't follow them...    I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there? I would like you to take me with you.  Hablo espanol casi perfecto y puedo traducir para uds.   Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)? no thanks   Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences? absolutely!!!   - If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate?  it's not so n/a   - Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period? so... I have temporarily taken down my alter(s) because Gravy is 6 months old with all that that implies... flowers, candles, shiny rocks, etc are all just.too too tempting for her  NORMALLY I do an alter refresh (because I probably haven't don't much since DDLM because I'm a lazy pagan)... and then try to just do something i really enjoy, outside, preferably in or near water for the day...   - Anything you want from the UK? IDK... weird snacks I cant get here??   - Seeds, y/n?  I will try to grow them... but I'm not sure how much success I'd have.   - Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner? no   - Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size? no   - Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have? not really into tarot but i appreciate the art of the decks.   - What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/ cute!!   - Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged?  I prefer coffee.     arm warmers: I make them from sweaters I thrifted.  They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors.  They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter. If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors.  Solids are more generally elegant, Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish.  Long?  Short?  Cashmere?  Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams.... so... i don't typically have much USE for arm warmers as I live in Texas BUT... I am traveling a bit more now than in the past AND for those 12ish days of winter we get here in Central Texas, I would LOVE some cashmere arm warmers... black or grey(s)... or maybe a nice deep red or purple... or any combination of them (pretty much ONLY wear black as was thoroughly stressed in my questionnaire BUT because SO much is #allblackeverything colors I like creep in in the accessories) I will ONLY wear them occasionally but I will LOOOOOOOVE those occassional days... someday (5ish years!!) I'm going to live on a mountain in Mexico or Panama or CR where it gets coolish on the regular!!!!   6/3/22  PBSW Summer collection      It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following? *waves to Philly friend* a. The Rod Homestead :Potato Leek Soup (though I get that it might suck to ship LOL) The Golden Milk(!!!), truffle salt; basil salt, mint sugar, vanilla bean salt, vanilla extract b. Working Class Coffee  I love coffee... all the coffee... coffee flavored coffee preferred  c. Philly Nuts - most things look awesome... I love cashews, macadamia, pine nuts... less so almonds and I don't love peanuts/peanut butter (except like reeses pb cups LOL) I don't really love super spicy anything but a hint of hot is cool... d. 222 Creations - I like all of the flame painted bracelets and the cuff style enamel ones are cool.    e. Carol's Epiphany -not really my style    I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece?  a. If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee? I love dragonflies.  bees are cool, too, though. there was a hanky in Marfa that said "cum rag" in embroidery that they wanted $25 for. robbery. it made me laugh though.     What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away?  I definitely prefer to try and guess though I'm REALLY bad at it especially if not given outright clues.  However, I feel it should really be about YOUR preference as as GIVER an so... its really entirely up to you.   27. Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?) there is no shame!!! LOL. I love penises. and boobs. and vags.  send me all the smutty smut   28. I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you? only because I could regift it to @twilighteyesLOL. I don't do any sort of fiber arts.  I really don't do any crafting at all.   Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it? Sure... aquarius... and I can give all the other sorted deets too... I've had my chart done... and have a gift of another i NEED to cash in... ugh... life... just nudge if you want that Sprite...       6/12/22   what do you think of plushies? cute... but honestly I really want less stuff...    Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving? I don't know what to ask for in this realm... but in general I like fun stuff LOL   Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin?  OMG YES GIMME ALL THE PLANTS and plant things...   How many books is too many books? In a perfect world, no such thing... but I'm trying to minimize so I like things digitized (it rhymes!)   6/13/22   I’m knitting up washcloths right now. Would you like some? actually, yes I could use 1-2
any spices you need/want?  I’m out of a lot of basic shit so sure... spice me. (I have... *gasp* NEVER TRIED them ... the brand... I've obv tried spices... )        6/13/22 your feelings on chocolate?  Milk chocolate, Dark chocolate, White chocolate? with or without nuts? How about truffly goodness?   dark chocolate... nuts are ok but prefer no nuts... definitely no fruit at all ever truffly goodness is awesome however... if you send it to me its probably going to arrive liquified because of the heat here   6/17/22 Do you want anything for your vehicle? Like bumper stickers or magnets? I love stickers and magnets but probably wouldn't put them on the car   any interest in Japanese fashion-ish items? (kanzashi hair pins, and other things made form old kimono fabric, fans, tenugui, etc?) I don't know enough to be interested.  I'm not NOT interested I just don't know what any of that stuff is   6/21/22   Would you use cbd infused bath products? SHOWER products yes but I don't take baths... but Im a pothead so CBD or THC in anything is fine (though the latter is still technically illegal in TX not that I care)
  What colors are your kitchen stuffs? I don't understand the question... my plates are solid white my counter tops are 1970s orange formica  most everything I buy is black
  If I knitted up a scarf/shawl/something in the wearable area what colors would you like and please be pretty specific so I can see if my yarn stash makes this feasible (or if @twilighteyes or @winterblizzard has stash that does and I can barter) k please thanks  I feel like if you are my Sprite I have covered this subject well for you   —->. One big box or a couple starting now?? don't care   How close to the final deadline would you prefer to receive your package?  Should we try to squeak as close to August 31st as humanly possible, or would it be okay to send the package earlier? whenever is fine... but in general I like them closer to the deadline   6/22/22 I am afraid to send chocolate in this heat.  What other things might you enjoy? Gourmet lollipops?  Handmade Marshmallows (not by me LOL)?  Flavored cotton candy? other ideas?  I like hard candy things like lollipops.  I LOVE boba to DIY boba tea (but have straws to last 7 lifetimes so... please, just boba... no straws) I've never tried handmade marshmallows.  Flavored cotton candy is yummy but only in small doses because its pure sugar...  um... COFFEE?!?!!!  I adore nuts - cashews and macadamia nuts and pecans are my favorites... Mostly I just like plain raw nuts but a lightly candied pecan is a nice thing... pistachios are great too... and sunflower seeds... LOOOOOOOVE (shelled) sunflower seeds.  I don't like to have to crack them and spit out the shells though so I prefer them already shelled.   do you have any reservations about wearing leather, like in an accessory?? nope. :). I wear leather    So I took a "viking knitting" class (which is really wire weaving) and can now make necklaces and bracelets.  Would you be interested in either one? yes IF SO What color wire would you like?  (silver, gold, copper, blue, purple, yellow, green orange, black, turquoise, pink, so many colors.)   I have THIS PACK among others. silver or black  What length would you want (on either or both?)  no clue...  What kind of fasteners do you like best (lobster claw, toggle clasp, magnetic?) and color of fasteners?  (silver, gunmetal, copper, gold?) lobster claws tend to stay on me the best  - some of the toggle clasps come in cool shapes. Do you think a larger chunky one like a torc or a slimmer one?  I can draw the wire down to different sizes with my draw plate. I generally like chunkier    
 

Is putting Summer Sprite answers here cheating?

6/22/22   I am afraid to send chocolate in this heat.  What other things might you enjoy? Gourmet lollipops?  Handmade Marshmallows (not by me LOL)?  Flavored cotton candy? other ideas?  Yes to all of the above, though I think both marshmallows and cotton candy may melt in my climate right now :(.  It's supposed to get to over 100 several times this week. My husband and son are HUGE gummy candy fans (bears are their favorites, but worms and other shapes are welcome)   do you have any reservations about wearing leather, like in an accessory??   Nope.     So I took a "viking knitting" class (which is really wire weaving) and can now make necklaces and bracelets.  Would you be interested in either one?  Sure! IF SO What color wire would you like?  (silver, gold, copper, blue, purple, yellow, green orange, black, turquoise, pink, so many colors.)   I have THIS PACK among others. silver, copper, blue, purple, black, or turquoise would probably be best. What length would you want (on either or both?) I'm open, but bracelets should be small   What kind of fasteners do you like best (lobster claw, toggle clasp, magnetic?) and color of fasteners?  (silver, gunmetal, copper, gold?)  - some of the toggle clasps come in cool shapes.  any style - I'm a big gunmetal fan, but silver and copper are cool too. Do you think a larger chunky one like a torc or a slimmer one?  I can draw the wire down to different sizes with my draw plate.  I tend to go for slimmer stuff!   6/21/22   Would you use cbd infused bath products?  Sure
  What colors are your kitchen stuffs?  Blue and yellow
  If I knitted up a scarf/shawl/something in the wearable area what colors would you like and please be pretty specific so I can see if my yarn stash makes this feasible - I think I've been super specific about my color preferences in my questionnaire, but poke me if that's not the case   —->. One big box or a couple starting now??  whatever is easiest on you!   How close to the final deadline would you prefer to receive your package?  Should we try to squeak as close to August 31st as humanly possible, or would it be okay to send the package earlier?  Don't care!  
   6/17/22   Do you want anything for your vehicle? Like bumper stickers or magnets?  No thanks   any interest in Japanese fashion-ish items? (kanzashi hair pins, and other things made form old kimono fabric, fans, tenugui, etc?) sure!  Any are fine.  I do enjoy a good hand fan (it's hot down here)   6/13/22   I’m knitting up washcloths right now. Would you like some?  sure!  I'm more likely to use dishcloths that body cloths, though
any spices you need/want?  I’m fleshing out a Penzey's order!!  I may or may not be in trouble with my family for having too many spices, which will not stop me from getting more!  We regularly use cumin, ground bay leaf (powder, not whole), garlic powder,  thyme, and paprika (smoked and regular).  I enjoy trying spice blends especially curry powders and things like ras al hanout where it's a blend of "the best" spices in a store.  As far as what I'm actually low on right now, I could use baking mixes (e.g. pumpkin pie spice, gingerbread spice, apple pie spice, chai spice, etc)   your feelings on chocolate?  Milk chocolate, Dark chocolate, White chocolate? with or without nuts? How about truffly goodness? anything but white   6/12/22   what do you think of plushies? fine but not really my jam.  I'd say my kid would love them (it's true!), but I also just had an extended bed time argument about why we moved his stuffed animals to make his bed, so maybe we have enough?   Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving? Sure!  I don't know enough to have specific requests, but I love goodies from places I don't live.    Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin? So, we're black thumbs who just purchased a house previously owned by a serious gardener.  Nothing is salvageable plant wise, but we have three raised beds to fill, amongst other things.  I would love some wood chimes, advice on something cheap to buy to fill the "browns" need for the compost tumbler we just bought, fool proof seeds for flower pots and meadow type areas, and/or smart/durable gardening tools.  We do not know what we're doing, and our weather is pretty extreme.  For now, we're sticking with mint on the theory that it's weed-like enough to survive us.  Did you know their are insects that eat mint leaves?  I didn't.   How many books is too many books?  Is this a trick question?   6/8/22   Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it?  No thanks   6/6/22   Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?)  Yes, also adult art in general though we're not currently displaying it on our walls   I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you? - If so, colors? I have various weights of wool, sport and dk cotton, cotton thread in 3/2 and 5/2, and light fingering weight bamboo rayon that dyes like a dream  - I like petting pretty yarn, but I don't actually now how to do any yarn based crafts.  
My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin???  Sure!  We're very fond of azulejos.  Otherwise, whatever you think fits my other tastes.   My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like?
https://www.garbageforgood.com/  That's super cool, and I have nowhere to put it     6/5/22   I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece?  Sure, small or useful (like a bag, bookmark, or other usable item) is best   If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee?  I love bees, summer symbolism of all kind is cool though   What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I like both styles for different reasons - any and all, just have fun
6/4/22   It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following?  Hooray farmers' markets!
  The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen) - any of the simple syrups, vanilla extract, and maybe the lip balm?  I'm always disappointed by lip balms, but my lips are a mess these days.   Working Class Coffee  I generally prefer ground, but I'd try the working class blend   Philly Nuts  Butter toffee almonds, honey roasted peanuts, salted almonds, salted pistachios, any of the nut butters. We eat a lot of nuts, so I'll just say that, in general, we like honey roasted, toffee, and cocoa or chocolate covered nuts for sweet nuts.  Plain salted for savory nuts (other than hot boiled peanuts, but you can't ship those).  We don't each cashews but all other nuts are ❤️   222 Creations this is pretty https://www.etsy.com/listing/922448426/copper-enameled-black-crescent-moon?click_key=1ede5e9ae4ca8c7e24a77105abcb4fa24a23846f%3A922448426&amp;click_sum=064d095a&amp;ref=shop_home_active_12&amp;frs=1   Carol's Epiphany lot's of close but not quite stuff there.   6/2/22   PBSW Summer collection is live!!!  Anything catch your eye? Hmm, not much from summer, but here's summer +spring+GC. Red Cow, #DoYouMind, or After-Winter Bath Streusel would be fun. I'm curious about Flufferbutter (Clean Slate is my fave cleanser, but we had some trouble with ants in the bathroom at our last house that made it difficult to use).  Maaaaybe Fantasticake! Sorbetto.  The scent sounds fun, but I'm not sure I want to risk ants in the new place.    6/1/22   If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate?  It's not.  I was always super jealous of people with summer birthdays.  Pool parties with only the people you like and no pressure to invite everyone from your class?  Yes please   Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period? Nope   Anything you want from the UK?  Nothing specific, though, again, I love local to you stuff.   Seeds, y/n?  Sure!  Wildflower type stuff is always welcome and anything that thrives on heat and neglect.   Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner?  I think I answered this in the questionnaire, but let me know if I missed anything   Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size?  Maybe?  Over the knee/thigh high socks or stockings (and a dang garter belt - now I'm distracted by https://www.thistleandspire.com/ and https://www.pipandpantalaimon.co.uk/ instead of answering these questions) would be more of use since I can't be bothered to wear tights these days.  I don't shave and live in a very hot place, so opaque but breathable is ideal.   Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have?  No tarot, please   What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/  not really my jam   Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged? either!   I make arm warmers.  I make them from sweaters I thrifted.  They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors.  They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter. If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors.  Solids are more generally elegant, Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish.  Long?  Short?  Cashmere?  Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams.  Black and/or red, elbow-ish or a bit shorter, not too warm since it's hotter here than other places.   5/31/22   I recently discovered Khamila Luna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them?  No thanks!   is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?  Hmm, nothing comes to mind, but my son is a collector of odd items from nature   do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest?  Nope, just my wedding ring   If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most?  Please do not send items with intent   Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic?  My husband loaned his to someone who hasn't returned them, so sure.  His old ones were red, but we're not picky.   What's your favorite creature?  Maybe dogs?   Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences?  I love webcomics and have been known to enjoy a comic here or there.     I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there? Nothing in particular, but I love items that are local to you or picked up while you're travelling   Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)?  Not hot peppers, but the rest sound good.   Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences?  Yum!   5/30/22    Does anything, scent and / or product-wise, catch your eye from the Haus of Gloi summer drop? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/summer) [you're free to pick stuff NOT from Summer as well, of course!  ]
I haven't gotten anything from her in years, so sure!  Archipelago, Beguiled, Hummingbird, Zazz, Blueberry Tart, and Lemongrass Ice Cream sound lovely.  Minis are best.  Whipped soap, bubbling scrubs, sugar scrubs (maybe - we had issues with bathroom ants at the end of our time at the last house.  I love sugar scrubs but don't love ants), pumpkin butter, and hair oil would all probably get some use.

Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#)  Oh wow, that's way fancier than I can wrap my head around.  Any caffeine free, non-smoked tees are welcome at our place.  We also might use mate.  

Vanesa

Vanesa

Summer Sprite Swap 2022

5/30/22    Does anything, scent and / or product-wise, catch your eye from the Haus of Gloi summer drop? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/summer) [you're free to pick stuff NOT from Summer as well, of course!  ] Aestas! and Marshmallow Rose. I would love the oil or soap in either of those scents.  Ooh, or the foaming bubble scrubs!


Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#)  You are speaking my language!  I would love pins from France, crafts, interesting scents/perfumes, and especially teas.  The Tisane Bali, Tisane des Merveilles, Tisane du Roy, L'heure Douce have my mouth watering!     5/31/22   I recently discovered Khamila Luna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them? Those foaming scrubs look interesting, especially the mango and coconut.  I would also be open to any of the soaps except the peach ring one (I had an unfortunate experience when I was a teen, where I was eating peach rings, eating pasta, and drinking wine.  It ended with me unexpectedly vomiting all over myself, so I associate peach rings and their smell with that incident.)   is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?  Oh, I would love anything wildcrafted, from salves to oils, especially anything to do with healing inflammation, pain, headaches, cramps, or inducing dreams or meditative states.   do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest? I wear them rarely, and only on my middle fingers (and sometimes on my pointer fingers/thumbs when I go out dancing.  I think I range from 7-9.   If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most? Absolutely!  I would love TAL oils, spiritual items, feathers, stones, high-vibration items, etc. I would love road openings, wealth/gains, creativity, imagination, meditation, dreams, and spiritual awakening.    Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic? I'd make room for some slime green sparkly iridescent dice.     What's your favorite creature? Kelpie, kitsune, bakeneko (and various yokai).  Demon spirits or entities like Baba Yaga speak to me.  And anything that relates to raven, crow, or cat.   Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences? I do, especially interesting graphic novels.  I'm more of a Dark Horse or indie comic label kind of gal.    I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there? Yes!  Foods, flags, anything coqui frog related, anything related to the culture, especially Taino, would be treasured.  My husband's family is in part from Puerto Rico and Taino, but he's never been and he feels sadly disconnected from him culture.     Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)? Sure!  No chai or hot pepper, but berry, cherry, mints, citrus, or unusual flavors like cactus and basil would be fun.   Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences? If you can make it with cassava or tapioca flour, sure.      6/1/22   If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate?  Nope, but my husband's birthday is the 21st and our 14 year wedding anniversary is the 28th.     Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period? I celebrate Pride and the summer solstice.     Anything you want from the UK?  Yesss!  I would love tea from Harrods or other earl grey blends from smaller shops.  Bring on the enamel pins and patches from various historic sites.  I would love some of those awesome Scottish biscuits (for Tony) as well.     Seeds, y/n? Totally, yes.   Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner? Sure, but more natural.  No SLS, parabens, pthalates.   Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size?  Sure.  I'm usually a C/Q because I have big hips and thick thighs.  I love goth-themed tights (although no pentagrams or satanic imagery as that's not my flavor of goth).   Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have? I have 5 at the moment.  I would love an oracle deck, though.    What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/ Okay, all the stationary and stickers, please. Lol, any here would be amazing.  They are absolutely my aesthetic.    Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged? Loose leaf!   I make arm warmers.  I make them from sweaters I thrifted.  They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors.  They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter. If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors.  Solids are more generally elegant, Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish.  Long?  Short?  Cashmere?  Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams. If you can somehow make fishnet/netting/ripped style ones in black, yes.  Just no angora or wool.    6/2/22   PBSW Summer collection is live!!!  Anything catch your eye? Journey in Satchidananda Hot Process Soap   6/4/22   It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following?
  The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen)  Truffle salt would be nice.    Working Class Coffee No   Philly Nuts No, although if you want to get Tony something, he loves flavored nuts.   222 Creations No   Carol's Epiphany No   6/5/22     I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece? Sure!   If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee? A thistle, dead rose, a bat, cat, or crow!   What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I would love a reveal at the end, but I'm open.   6/6/22   Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?)  Absolutely.   I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you? No thank you.   - If so, colors? I have various weights of wool, sport and dk cotton, cotton thread in 3/2 and 5/2, and light fingering weight bamboo rayon that dyes like a dream
My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin???  Yesss!  Teas, spices, enamel pins and patches, art books, small art pieces or crafts that are local.  ❤️     My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like?  No thank you.
https://www.garbageforgood.com/     6/8/22   Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it?  Perhaps if you can get into the more esoteric stuff about my houses.  I'm Aquarius Sun, Virgo Moon, Sagittarius Rising, Aquarius Mercury, Capricorn Venus, Aquarius Mars, Libra Jupiter, Libra Saturn, Scorpio Uranus, Sagittarius Neptune, Libra Pluto, Lilith Scorpio, Leo N Node.  House 1 is ASC Sagittarius,  II is Capricorn, III is Pisces, IV is Aries, V and VI are Taurus, VII is Gemini, VIII is Cancer, IX is Virgo, X is Libra, and XI and XII are Scorpio.  I don't really know much about my houses or Lilith/Nodes.  I'm not sure about squares or anything like that.    6/12/22   what do you think of plushies?  Sure, especially evil, gothic, or pissy/annoyed kitty types.    Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving? All the things?  Tea, tea, more tea.  Maybe some masks, a delicious skin cream, sakura or matcha Japanese scents or lip balms, anything ume, any Japanese or Korean crafts.  You seriously can't go wrong here.     Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin? I'd love some more succulent starts.     How many books is too many books?  Infinity +1?  You are asking the wrong person.  I have 60 books sitting on my floor for a "to read" pile, but I gladly welcome more.  I try to go through 50-80 a year, so I am always looking for new books. 

mymymai

mymymai

 

Summer Sprite swap answers

Post-Update: Forum Issues Read more...× lorizav's Blog           BPAL Madness! Post-Update: Forum Issues Photo  lorizav's Blog       5/30/22    Does anything, scent and / or product-wise, catch your eye from the Haus of Gloi summer drop? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/summer) [you're free to pick stuff NOT from Summer as well, of course!  ] Nothing in particular strikes me.


Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#)  From the tea shop-FRUIT INFUSION - CARCADET FRAISE PISTACHE, FRUIT INFUSION - PASSION FRAMBOISE     5/31/22   I recently discovered Khamila Luna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them? Not really, thanks.   is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?  Oh little bits and bobs, interesting small sticks, dried moss.  I love forests!   do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest?  Only my wedding rings.  I have bad metal allergies.   If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most? Not really, thank you.   Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic? Don't do rpg, sorry.   What's your favorite creature? Dogs, cats, goats, squirrels.  I love all animals with all my heart.   Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences? No, thank you.   I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there?  That hot pepper mix they sell on the side of the road in Bacardi bottles.   Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)?  Not really into whiskey but I love hot peppers so maybe that one?   Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences?  Ummm YEAH!!!!   Arm warmers?  No thanks, I'm in Florida   PBSW Summer Release-  Red Cow scrub or perfume oil look interesting.  I love cola.   Po     Anything you want from the UK? biscuits, LUSH   Seeds, y/n? no thanks, I'm inept   Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner? maybe shampoo bars or solid conditioner   Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size? no thanks   Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have? I don't use them.   Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged? Either one.   6/4/22   It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following?
  The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen)  maybe a simple syrup and suggestions on how to use?  I don't drink.   Working Class Coffee  Any dark roast   Philly Nuts  Any sweet or spicy nuts are welcome   222 Creations no thanks   Carol's Epiphany no thanks   6/5/22     I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece? Sure   If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee?  A bee or a tulip or daffodil.   What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I like someone who is in contact with me through emails or ecards but you don't need to reveal til the end.   6/6/22   Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?) not really my thing   I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you?  I think it is beautiful but don't have the skills to do anything with it. - If so, colors? I have various weights of wool, sport and dk cotton, cotton thread in 3/2 and 5/2, and light fingering weight bamboo rayon that dyes like a dream
My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin???  Interesting snacks   My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like?
https://www.garbageforgood.com/  I like the style but have little space for artwork  

lorizav

lorizav

 

Summer Sprite Q&A

Updated 8/10 6:00pm

Does anything, scent and / or product-wise, catch your eye from the Haus of Gloi summer drop? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/summer) [you're free to pick stuff NOT from Summer as well, of course!  ]
Hummingbird, Archipelago, Beguiled and U=Pick, Blueberry Tart, Lemongrass Ice Cream in any of the product categories I tend to like (whipped soap/body butter/foaming scrubs/soap) all sound lovely. 
Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#) Oh my goodness. I am honestly overwhelmed by the tea choices, but I love fruity flavored black teas and fruit infusions, so you can't really go wrong with those. Otherwise, macarons, chocolates, cheese? I'm blanking on my Parisian gifts.    I recently discovered Khamilaluna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them? Honestly, almost all of the soaps look right up my alley, other than a couple of super floral ones.    Dear Swapee, is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?  Obviously no promises; but if I don't know what to look for, I certainly won't find.  I really love pretty stones.   Also, second question, ring sizes, obviously fingers are all different sizes, even on the same hand - do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest?  I'm pretty set for rings.   If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most? No thank you.   Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic? They will get stolen by my son, but sure, if they are really interesting and unusual.   What's your favorite creature? Cats, bats, corgis, spiders, snakes, penguins, owls, corvids, octopi   Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences? I love comics and definitely. All of that info is in my goodreads in terms of what I already have.    I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there? This is my question, but generally, I'm up for jewelry, travel mugs or water bottles, magnets or other little trinkets from your travels.    Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)? Also my question, but I want all of the alcohol infusions.   Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences? Absolutely.    - If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate? I was all over the map with what I want to do this year, but as it happens, we have been gifted tickets to AwesomeCon, so we'll be doing that. Plus I'm making Roach's 40 Orange Glaze Cake (https://twitter.com/sambaschutte/status/1517315078650884096). - Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period? I do not.  - Anything you want from the UK? I am always up for UK sweets, although summer is probably not the best time to be sending me aero bars.  - Seeds, y/n? No thank you. - Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner? Other than sheet masks or eye cream, no thank you. Or lightweight moisturizer with at least 35 SPF. - Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size? Sure - I prefer relatively lightweight, dark colors, patterns, fit roughly US 14-16. - Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have? I already have a couple of decks and don't really need more.  - What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/ I love it! I would definitely get use out of notecards, postcards, stickers, or the weekly planner. I'm not overly into the witchy designs (pentagrams, wands), but the ravens, skulls, memento mori designs are amazing.  - Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged? Bagged is more portable and convenient, but I am fine with loose leaf and have plenty of strainer baskets and such. Now that I'm only in the office a couple of days a week, this distinction is much less meaningful.    I make arm warmers.  I make them from sweaters I thrifted.  They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors.  They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter. If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors.  Solids are more generally elegant, Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish.  Long?  Short?  Cashmere?  Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams. These sound delightful. Stripes and colors in my favorites sound good in soft blends.   PBSW Summer collection is live!!!  Anything catch your eye? Weirdly, not much from this one.   It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following?
The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen) I would LOVE Orange simple syrup or Grenadine, vanilla extract, and the sugars all look interesting.   Working Class Coffee -coffee is always welcome Philly Nuts Ooh, honestly, just about any of the flavored nuts, especially anything fruity/spicy or a little sweet 222 Creations  These are lovely, but not really my style Carol's Epiphany I really love the calla lily style earrings here.   I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece? Sure! I'd love something in one of my fandoms or featuring a favorite animal or a skull or something.   If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee? I do love bees and butterflies and beetles, along with calla lilies and yellow roses and tree flowers like cherry blossoms or dogwood flowers.   What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I like both styles for different reasons Whatever is most fun for you.    Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?) Sure!   I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you? No thank you.   My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin??? I love vhino verde, but it might be of questionable legality to send me a bottle. Likewise, local liquors, German beer, etc.  Generally, spices, sweets, stickers. Painted tiles from Portugal?    My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like? I like this work a lot, but I don't have a lot of wall space, so I should pass.    Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it? Maybe if it were something subtle. I am a gemini and find astrology interesting, but don't really believe in it.    what do you think of plushies? I absolutely love plushies. My daughter and I collect tentacle kitty plushies and I have a little collection of arogumi made by folks for me over the years.    Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving? I am always up for Japanese Kit Kats in fun flavors and other snacks and my kiddo will love any kawaii inspired items. I also like Korean sheet masks.   Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin? I am absolutely a black thumb.    How many books is too many books? I legitimately have too many physical books, but there is no such thing on a general level.    I’m knitting up washcloths right now. Would you like some? I would likely use them as dishcloths, but definitely.
any spices you need/want?  I’m fleshing out a Penzey's order!!  I love Penzey's New Curry and Vietnamese Cinnamon.   your feelings on chocolate?  Milk chocolate, Dark chocolate, White chocolate? with or without nuts? How about truffly goodness?  I went into a great deal of chocolate detail in my survey, I believer, but generally, milk, white, dark is my order of preference. I like nuts with other things (think cadbury fruit and nut) and truffles are fab.    Do you want anything for your vehicle? Like bumper stickers or magnets? Maybe magnets if they are super in my interests. Stickers will likely go on my guitar case, although I'm rapidly running out of room.   any interest in Japanese fashion-ish items? (kanzashi hair pins, and other things made form old kimono fabric, fans, tenugui, etc?) Fans, yes. I don't use hair accessories. Maybe on other things? A reclaimed fabric tote bag could be cool.    Would you use cbd infused bath products? Probably not, honestly. 
  What colors are your kitchen stuffs? All of them? A lot of blue in dishes (we just got a full set of Calamityware last year). Cooking implements tend to be black or pretty random. There is no coherency in my kitchen. 
  If I knitted up a scarf/shawl/something in the wearable area what colors would you like and please be pretty specific so I can see if my yarn stash makes this feasible (or if @twilighteyes or @winterblizzard has stash that does and I can barter) k please thanks I've been really likely dark green lately. Sparkly would be wonderful.   —->. One big box or a couple starting now?? Whatever works for you, with the caveat that you shouldn't mail anything until mid July at this point.    How close to the final deadline would you prefer to receive your package?  Should we try to squeak as close to August 31st as humanly possible, or would it be okay to send the package earlier? I don't have strong feelings one way or another.    I am afraid to send chocolate in this heat.  What other things might you enjoy? Gourmet lollipops?  Handmade Marshmallows (not by me LOL)?  Flavored cotton candy? other ideas? All of that sounds delightful.    do you have any reservations about wearing leather, like in an accessory?? Not a bit.   So I took a "viking knitting" class (which is really wire weaving) and can now make necklaces and bracelets.  Would you be interested in either one? Absolutely! If there's flexibility to the weaving, then either one. If they are super stiff, then probably a bracelet. (Or earrings?) IF SO What color wire would you like?  (silver, gold, copper, blue, purple, yellow, green orange, black, turquoise, pink, so many colors.)   I have THIS PACK among others. Silver with black, green, blue, purple, turquoise (some of those, not all of them) would be fab, although a subtle pride flag could be fun.  What length would you want (on either or both?)  6-7 inches on bracelets. Mid length for necklaces. What kind of fasteners do you like best (lobster claw, toggle clasp, magnetic?) and color of fasteners?  (silver, gunmetal, copper, gold?)  - some of the toggle clasps come in cool shapes. For bracelets, I'd want lobster claw in silver. For necklaces, toggle clasps are fine - the kitty one is adorable.  Do you think a larger chunky one like a torc or a slimmer one?  I can draw the wire down to different sizes with my draw plate.  Probably not super chunky for a necklace.   Hats! Esp. these hats? https://foxblood.com/collections/hats Generally I am actually very much in the market for a dramatic black sunhat like the ones pictured. Bonus if it has a bow or something to hold it on my head.    Tea! Especially this tea? https://august.la/collections/black-teas? SO MANY of these look right up my alley: Bourbon Sugar, Cherry Chocolate, Bergamot Plum Earl Gray, Chili Chocolate, White Chocolate Prune, Cocoa Rose, Dirty Chai, Orange Rosemary Caramel...soooooooooo many.    So apparently there's this cute little outdoor market here that sells locally made dishcloths and similar- would you be interested in having some tea towels or similar from Portugal, dear Spritz? I can always use tea towels and dishcloths.   How much do you guys like hats? I want to like hats. I really really do. But I really never wear them anymore, other than my hiking hat. I want a big broad black straw hat with a chin tie, though.   Would you like some smallish bottles of Rose Petal Liqueur, Lavender Vanilla Bean Liqueur, or Plum Brandy?  (all homemade.) Of course!   Anything look appealing from the Nocturne Alchemy gemstone scent drop today? No thanks.   How about the BPAL Dragon*Con Peaches? Probably? I need to catch up on these.   Tea, coffee, sweets, biscuits, etc. from Europe.  Is there anything you would be interested in, sprite?   https://matreshkadeli.com Yes? I cannot even begin to narrow it down!   Vintage martini glass? This is my question and I'm on a mission for myself, but I love vintage barware generally.

Em-

Em-

 

Q&A for Summer Sprite Swap!

Answers to ongoing q's in the thread   Does anything, scent and / or product-wise, catch your eye from the Haus of Gloi summer drop? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/summer) [you're free to pick stuff NOT from Summer as well, of course!  ]
Those sugar scrubs look fun! Honeysuckle Incense or Archipelago or The Briar Path or Marshmallow Rose all sound lovely.
Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#) WOW truly any of those teas!!! Any kind of candy would be neat, too!    I recently discovered Khamilaluna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them? All the scrubs and saps look delightful, especially the Oatmilk and Honey and Mahogany and Lavender!   Early July, I will also be taking a trip, but to nowhere so flashy as Paris.  I'm going back to the woods.  However, middle of nowhere Mississippi does have one advantage - I can probably do some wildcrafting while I'm home.  Dear Swapee, is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?  Obviously no promises; but if I don't know what to look for, I certainly won't find.  Any kind of dried leaf/flower would be wonderful and very welcome.   If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most? Sure! Anything regarding new beginnings or creativity would be especially welcome.   Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic? No thank you!   What's your favorite creature? Cats and moths   Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences? I love them, and yes     Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)?
Certainly! Cinnamon chocolate and pepper sound nice.   Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences? Hell yeah! I love shortbread.   If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate? It's not!   Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period? I don't have any spiritual holidays I celebrate over the summer, though I try to spend a lot of time outside and in the ocean if possible.   Anything you want from the UK? An Aero chocolate bar please! Seeds, y/n? Can't use them, unfortunately, so no   Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner? Sure -- face masks always welcome. I use Lush's Big shampoo and Roots leave-in conditioner.   Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size? Sure! XS/S, and fleeced ones are great. Any style/color is fine.   Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have? Yes, and sure! I have the Wild Unknown deck and an Egyptian-style deck with illustrations from Falconnier and Wegener.    What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/ Ooh, very cool and up my alley! Love the Morteria riso.   Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged? I do prefer bagged, but I can manage with loose leaf!   I make arm warmers.  I make them from sweaters I thrifted.  They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors.  They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter. If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors. No thank you, they sound lovely but I don't think I'd wear them!   PBSW summer collection Ooh, the shaving soap looks interesting??   Anyway I have a few more questions! It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following? The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen) Any of the sugars or salts look fab!!   Working Class Coffee If it can be ground, certainly! If not, I'll pass.   Philly Nuts Any of the cashew or peanuts look great!   222 Creations No thank you!   Carol's Epiphany No thank you!   My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin??? Nothing immediately jumps to mind but I'm always down for candy from abroad!   I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece? Would love that!   If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee? Aw! I do love bees -- I used to pet the fuzzy bumblebees in my backyard when I was a kid, so they really do call summer to mind. Shells and honeysuckle flowers are close runners-up.   What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I like both styles for different reasons. I don't mind! My sprite already sent me a knitting pattern on a super secret burner email account and that was fun.   My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like? https://www.garbageforgood.com/ Those are indeed super cool; sure!    Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?) Totally fine!   Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it? I'm ambivalent! And a Sagittarius.   What do you think of plushies? Not super into them -- they will get requisitioned by the cats as toys within 24 hours of entering my home, per our contract.   Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving? Matcha Kit Kats and/or Hi-Chews!!   Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin? I'm moving to a new spot that has a deck and room for outside plants for the first time in my life! Where cats cannot eat them! I don't know what to do! But I would love to have some small potted plants there!   How many books is too many books? hahahahahahaha   Speaking of……I’m knitting up washcloths right now. Would you like some?  If so, what colors would go with your kitchen Absolutely! Cream/black/emerald green   And for you Spritz - things have come in but a question for you.  I may have missed it from the questionnaire... but your feelings on chocolate?  Milk chocolate, Dark chocolate, White chocolate? with or without nuts? How about truffly goodness?  I love milk and white chocolate, not a fan of dark! Also very much enjoy a truffle and anything with caramel/fruit flavors/raisins in it. I like peanuts and cashews; not a huge fan of almonds or walnuts in chocolate.

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Summer Sprite Swap Answers *,*

1) Does anything, scent and / or product-wise, catch your eye from the Haus of Gloi summer drop? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/summer) [you're free to pick stuff NOT from Summer as well, of course!  ]
Beguiled, The Briar Path, Cottage Flowers, Azure Dragon, and Zephyr sound wonderful-- and perhaps Selkie (I'm a sucker for Selkies).  I'm not too familiar with their B&B stuff, but am always open to scrubs, soaps, and would be happy with samples of perfume or hair oil, too.

2) Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#)   First off, bony voyage!  I hope you have an exceptionally amazing time, VioletChaos! Answering the question:  Any of the jasmines, Jardin du Luxembourg, and Osmanthe D'Or jumped out at me.  So many gorgeous-sounding teas...   I recently discovered Khamilaluna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them? O.O All of the body creams, One Starry Night, Tangerine Dreams, Island Nectar, and Oatmeal Strawberry soaps, the Raspberry and cucumber scrubs. Bookmarking this site now...    Early July, I will also be taking a trip, but to nowhere so flashy as Paris.  I'm going back to the woods.  However, middle of nowhere Mississippi does have one advantage - I can probably do some wildcrafting while I'm home.  Dear Swapee, is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?  Obviously no promises; but if I don't know what to look for, I certainly won't find.  That sounds wonderful.  Hope you have a vibrant, wonderful time reconnecting! After thinking on it, if there were anything to catch your eye out there that you felt "Oh, that would be cool for Usagi!" then I would like that. Otherwise, if you happened across a plant or tree seed that would survive hot, hot summers, and fairly cool winters, I would love to try to grow something from native to there-- non invasive, of course. Please don't send Kudzu.  While I'm pretty sure the desert would fry it, better not to risk that... 😉 Although, a wildcrafter kudzu food or B&B thing might be cool.  It's seems like an interesting plant.   Also, pictures.  Pictures of the nature would be lovely.     Also, second question, ring sizes, obviously fingers are all different sizes, even on the same hand - do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest?  I mainly wear rings on my right middle finger, pointer, and ring, and left middle finger.  Occasionally I were a ring on my right pinkie. I think I did a range in the questionnaire... But, more specifically:  pinkie 5.5-6, ring 7, middle and pointer 8?  I think my thumb is an 8.5, just to have all the digits on there.     If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most? a) Yes, that would be awesome, and b) healing, strength, adaption, perseverance-- not necessarily for me, but for the environment and my plants and trees in particular.  Our effect on the environment and the weather pattern fall out has been a bit stressful on the living things around here.  Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic? Is it wrong that I don't tabletop, but would love some dice?  The more-sided the merrier! I would love any dice in clear or translucent, with things inside.     What's your favorite creature? Nature: Hedgehogs, cats, bats, California roof rats, seals, otters, sea dragons, jellyfish, PYGMY HIPPOOOOS; I met the most adorable tiny bearded dragon in Petsmart today... I like animals, in general. Supernatural: Dragons, Kelpies, Frank, and most of the other Beasts in the Fantastic Beasts movies, Humanoid supernatural: Mermaids, Selkies, Domovoi, Rusalka, Dryads, Naiads, Nereids, Fae.  I'm very much Faerytale people positive.   Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences? Yes, I like reading comics, graphic novels, manga, manwha, and most anything with either pretty pictures or interesting stories. Yes, I would love comics I have not read-- though I do have a significant backlog of manga right now.   I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there? Wow!  Have a wonderful trip! I would love to see pictures of the beaches, or the plants. Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)? If it would be good to bake or cook with, certainly, your suggestions sound aromatic and lovely. Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences? I *would*, but we are heading into the warm time of year-- and by warm I mean hovering in the 110* for weeks at a time. Anything that is meltable will likely melt before I can get to it.    On reflection, please, no shortbread.     If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate? My birthday is not during the swap, just a lot of unbirthdays.     Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period? I'll be marking Midsummer.   Anything you want from the UK? I would, but those things are rather meltable (see: Cadbury's Marvelous Creations jelly popping candy bar).  If, for some reason, you happen into a Tesco, I would adore a box of their Blackberry Nettle tea/infusion, if they still carry it.   Seeds, y/n? Seeds are always a yes.   Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner? Skincare: always.  Shampoo and Conditioner: no, thank you.   Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size? Footless tights, or leggings, sure.  I think M/L, US. I'm open to all styles. Although for styles, nothing with nudity?  I went to work with cherubs on my leggings once, and the children kept asking why I had a naked baby on my tights.   Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have? I love tarot decks and oracle cards.  I have Dragon Tarot, Faery Wicca, Old Path, Wildwood, Llewellyn, Golden Art Nouveau, Egyptian, an Ancient China themed one (some of these are packed up, and I don't remember their official titles), some generic ones from Barnes &Noble.  I've probably missed a couple.    What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/ The aesthetic is gorgeous.  I like the Black Cat, Starlight Witch's Cat, and the Star Mushrooms the best.   Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged? Loose leaf tea is great.  But bagged is fine, too.   I make arm warmers.  I make them from sweaters I thrifted.  They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors.  They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter. If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors.  Solids are more generally elegant, Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish.  Long?  Short?  Cashmere?  Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams. That is so cool!  My arm warmer collection has been going unloved for a while.  But fingerless gloves/mitts would be awesome for winter.  I'm open to all the colors, or stripes.  The one thing is they would need to be machine washable on warm.    6/2/22   PBSW Summer collection is live!!!  Anything catch your eye? Scents: Crystalcore Hammocks and Holystones Red Cow The Longest Day   and from the not summer collection: Wayfinder Capybaras and Yuzu Rhuby   formats: soaps, sorbetto, oil.  Sample or full-size, both awesome.     6/4/22   It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following?
  The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen) Well, now I'm hungry!   The Raspberry Blood Orange and Grenadine simple syrups sound amazing. Working Class Coffee Their mission statement is awesome. I don't see anything that catches my eye. Philly Nuts Pine nuts would be awesome. 222 Creations  Very cute, but probably would not wear Carol's Epiphany The stamped raven and tree pendants are beautiful, and the little flower baubles; I'm intrigued by the idea of a leather ring.  But I probably would not wear these.   6/5/22     I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece? Wow!  Embroidery is such a great skill.  I'm in awe of anyone with the patience and the skill to work a fine hand.  If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee? If you were so inclined,  I'd love a tiny embroidery-- stars, or waves or a little sprig of this: Why is it so big?!!     What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? Dear Sprite, your spriteliness is entirely up to you.  You need to be comfortable and have fun, too. While I'd love to know specifically whom to thank at the end of the swap, if being a ninja is what your heart desires, I am content with putting oodles of gratitude out into the universe to an anonymous person (I wanted to use the word 'oodles'; it's not around much anymore).   6/6/22   Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?) I am fine with shunga art-- unless it is on wearables.  In which case,  I'm fine with it on other people, but would not get use out of it, because I work with children, and that would not end well (see: cherub leggings above).  I will, one day, have a poster of the Dancing Koi label, because it it awesome and makes me laugh.   I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you? Yes. - If so, colors? I have various weights of wool, sport and dk cotton, cotton thread in 3/2 and 5/2, and light fingering weight bamboo rayon that dyes like a dream All the colors!  But especially blue-greens and golden yellows.  Oo, or orange... or maybe ultraviolet... So, yeah.  All the colors. Any fiber is great, though I admit a special fondness for bamboo. 
My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin??? Probably nothing that would travel well.  But, if you happen to be my Sprite, then I would love for you to find and try the famous Portuguese custard tarts that the nuns make (pais de nata, if tarts are your thing, otherwise nevermind) and then tell me what you thought of them.  Most important of all, have an amazing adventure!   My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like?
https://www.garbageforgood.com/   That is so cool! I might like a pin.  Or if there is an artist bio brochure about how your friend started and why they create their art this way,  I'd love to have something like that to take to school and show the kids.  Some of them already do upcycling kinds of things, and I think your friend and their vocation would be really inspirational to a lot of them.     6/8/22   Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it? Sure, I like the little bow and arrow for Sagittarius,  or if you make/find something with the constellation on it,  that's awesome, also-- or, like, your interpretation.  That would be cool! My birthday is December 16, so there's also some people that say my sign is really that secret caduceus sign(Ophiuchus) that they put in between Sagittarius and Capricorn because of a change in astronomy since astrological signs were invented(or something like that). I'm a Sheep/Ram in Eastern,  and I do love sheep (I think sheep are tied with geese for my favorite farm animal). On more unusual signs: I'm not sure of my Mayan sign, because it tells me different things depending on the site.  I was either a crocodile, or possible a peacock.  Those are two *very* different things.    My Babylonian sign is, apparently, Pabilsag, and the symbol(Anzu-bird) is described as something like Frank from Fantastic Beasts-- which I am totally cool with.   What do you think of plushies?  I love plushies, all kinds of plushies.   Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving? Tea, candy, spices, furikake-- always interested in trying new things.  I'm going to try to make Kongjang, so if you happen to know of particularly spectacular dried black soybeans somewhere, please let me know.   Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin? For my garden, solar light things are always cool, metal or ceramic plant name picks, hardy bulbs or seeds, squirrel deterrent (  )... As far as houseplants go, hangy things or hooks, tiny blibbets to decorate pots (I've got some itty bitty hedgehogs and figurines that hang off the lips of pots). I would love to say plants or cuttings themselves, but the extent to which they would be horribly dead by the time they got here is just way too cruel for that.  I ordered my wish list rose in May (when it was only in the 80s), and the box-- when I opened it, direct from our awesome UPS person (so this is totally not on them)-- had a waft of what I would describe as infrared sauna air come out of it.  Thank goodness rugosas are so hardy.    How many books is too many books? There is no such thing as too many books, only not enough space.     6/13/22   I’m knitting up washcloths right now. Would you like some? Sure!  I like to wash things... my face, the dishes.  So long as they are washable, they will be appreciated.
any spices you need/want?  I’m fleshing out a Penzey's order!!  I have no experience with Penzey's, but always appreciate spices.  And from the sound of comments, they are fair trade and ecologically mindful. I am totally down.   Your feelings on chocolate?  Milk chocolate, Dark chocolate, White chocolate? with or without nuts? How about truffly goodness?   I love chocolate, but not Hershey's. Unfortunately, chocolate will not survive the mail this time of year, unless it is in a jar.  Tempering can only protect it so far, sadly.   Do you want anything for your vehicle? Like bumper stickers or magnets? No, thank you.   There is a Japanese street fair this weekend I'm going to try and hit up.  Sadly I can't send you any fresh/hot treats from the food vendors; but there's often a lot of little other kinds of treats - any interest in Japanese fashion-ish items? (kanzashi hair pins, and other things made form old kimono fabric, fans, tenugui, etc?) Anything with kimono fabric sounds awesome! Or anything with maneki neko.  Most importantly, just go and have fun; stay hydrated, eat a taiyaki or a shave ice, and enjoy yourself!     I am afraid to send chocolate in this heat.  What other things might you enjoy? Gourmet lollipops?  Handmade Marshmallows (not by me LOL)?  Flavored cotton candy? other ideas? Any of the above sound awesome (particularly cotton candy), dried fruit or fruit leather, dry goods mixes to make my own thing once it arrives, spices, Koolaid packets, recipes for your favorite sweet treat.  I am pretty good with anything that won't be destroyed by a 120* mailbox.   do you have any reservations about wearing leather, like in an accessory?? Leather is fine.    So I took a "viking knitting" class (which is really wire weaving) and can now make necklaces and bracelets.  Would you be interested in either one?  IF SO What color wire would you like?  (silver, gold, copper, blue, purple, yellow, green orange, black, turquoise, pink, so many colors.)   I have THIS PACK among others. What length would you want (on either or both?) 1) that looks *awesome*.  2) any color is fine, but if you are asking, copper, orange, and blue-green would top my list. I'm not sure about lengths, anything beyond 7.5" should fit somewhere?   What kind of fasteners do you like best (lobster claw, toggle clasp, magnetic?) and color of fasteners?  (silver, gunmetal, copper, gold?)  - some of the toggle clasps come in cool shapes. magnetic is cool, or hook and eye. But anything, really. Do you think a larger chunky one like a torc or a slimmer one?  I can draw the wire down to different sizes with my draw plate. either/or.

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