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    Mod post: No wishlist posts in blogs

    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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wishlist etc

I haven't had time since the forum 'revamped' or whatever, to figure out how to fix the links in my sig. INstead of going to the specific posts they are supposed to, they only seem to go to the thread in question. So I'm going to hunt the posts up and put the links in here, for Switch Witches and such.   wishlist: https://www.bpal.org/topic/127-wishlist/?page=32&tab=comments#comment-769023     big bottles: https://www.bpal.org/topic/3819-what-do-you-have-big-bottles-of/?page=36&tab=comments#comment-801030 (this one seems to be working okay from the sig)   The one marked 'SW hints' is in a dead topic, and won't let me find it at all. When I figure out how to edit my sig, I will just remove it.

dixiehellcat

dixiehellcat

 

13 Nights of Halloween 2019 Questions and Answers

for those who mentioned Yes to handmade items; what sort of knitted gifts would you love to receive? ie, socks, mittens, hat, cowl etc?  Socks would be fun, or maybe something decorative rather than wearable.    Witch Baby Soap, a favorite of mine, just dropped their Halloween line! Is there anything there you'd like?  Hmmm, the Hekate face soap looks very nice.  Maybe that or one of the bath bombs in Hallowmas or Dead Man's Party?  Or if we stray out of the Halloween section and into the main catalog, a Dragon's Blood or maybe Black Mass bath bomb?   Ive been feeling very autumny, and I stumbled across this artist, Camille Chew, on society6...  she has such beautiful Halloween prints! Anyone know of any other autumn/spooky artists?  Oh, I like her Lunar Pattern: Blue Moon and Lunar Pattern: Eclipse designs!  Of the other artists mentioned, the stuff at https://www.eyeris.eu/ really isn't to my taste; I do like the Abigail Larson stuff (especially Asleep in the Library and Storytime with Goblins for my library; The Cats of Ulthar; The Pumpkin Patch; and oh, gosh, that Ghosts! floor pillow! - wish I had a good space for it!); I also like some of the Iren Horrors designs; SophiaRapata's work is not my style; and how did I not know that Aurelio Voltaire had this shop until doomsday_disco mentioned it?!?  Sadly, most of his designs there are kind of leaving me uninspired, but I do like Halloween Moon!  Not really for purposes of this swap because most of her stuff is pricey, but just as a general mention in case people want to check her out for themselves, local-to-me artist Nina Friday has some Halloween-y designs at https://www.etsy.com/shop/ninafriday.  I've had her Batty and Bloodflowers design on my Etsy favorites list since I saw her work at the Ann Arbor Art Fair, and I like Departure also, but sadly her work is a bit out of my comfortable price range.

Would you be interested in any candles, wax melts, lip balms, or jewelry from Sihaya and Company? The Ember & Mallow sorbetto scrub or candle or the Gingerbread Wonderland soap or sorbetto scrub.  Her jewelry is very pretty, but I don't see anything that I like better than the two pieces of hers that I already have: a labradorite necklace I got for myself and a gorgeous Edgar Allan Poe necklace that was a gift from my wonderful Witch greylen in my very first Switch Witch round!   Anything you'd love from Haus of Gloi? I do like their bubbling scrub - I'm not really familiar with Haus of Gloi, but I was gifted a Moon Dog one during another SW round by the fabulous Jenjin, and I really liked the texture of it.  I see they also have bath bombs (a Moon Dog one would be neat!) and powder.  The only scent of theirs I know is Moon Dog, but if you're a fan of Haus of Gloi, I'm open to surprises based on what you think I might like!
 
Do you like stuff related to Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead? I do have a few things (a sugar skull I made, a ceramic sugar skull also from Jenjin), but it's not a holiday I celebrate, so I think I'm good with just the couple of little treasures I already have.   How do you feel about homemade edibles? Do you have a preference for a kind? I.E. cookies, jams, etc, or something savory? As someone who never cooks and rarely bakes (and doesn't really enjoy it when I do), I'm ecstatic to get homemade edibles.  My preferences run towards the sweet - chocolate fudge, homemade marshmallows, buckeyes, and all kinds of cookies (preferably without any nuts).  I'm not opposed to jam, but I rarely use it, and I generally stick to flavors like cherry or mulberry when I do.  Savory snacks aren't really my thing.   would you like to receive something either Pagan or Vodou in nature?  I think something like a charm to protect my home would be very nice, or a candle for a general purpose like good luck or something, with specific instructions for use.  I'm not religious, so anything more in depth or involved would probably be wasted on me.  (No disrespect to anyone's religious practices, but my understanding is that some Vodou paths include animal sacrifice, so like whoahorsey said, please nothing with dead animal parts.)   For those of you that appreciate wax melts, are you interested in anything from Zeep's Halloween update (dropping Friday the 13th) or Willow Waxcraft's Falloween update (already released)?  I don't really use wax melts anymore.   Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc.   I know this is coltostallion’s question and I’ve already been partnered with her in a previous swap, so she most likely doesn't need to know my answer, but just in case whoever is my gifter is also wondering about my answer, it’s pretty much anything, really! I read/watch a lot of manga and anime, so I’m kind of intrigued by most things Japanese, and there are so many super cute things from Japan! I’m especially fond of maneki neko stuff, and anything related to one of the manga or anime series I like would be super cool and greeted with much love and excitement. My newest/current interest is Bungo Stray Dogs (favorite characters are Akutagawa, Ranpo, Poe, and Kunikida; favorite fanfic ships are Akutagawa/Atsushi, RanPoe, and Kunikida/Dazai).  I’m sure I’ve listed all my other favorites at various times in various questionnaires, but the ones I generally remember most are Psychic Detective Yakumo / Shinrei Tantei Yakumo, Pet Shop of Horrors, Adekan, Ghost Hunt (Akuryou series & Akumu no Sumu ie), Black Butler / Kuroshitsuji (especially anything with Grell and/or Sebastian!), Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok / Matantei Loki Ragnarok (I especially love Yamino), Hellsing, Love Stage!!, Maid-sama!, and Ten Count. Stationary, Hello Kitty, or any cute stuff would be welcomed and loved. I do have a Japanese market in my area, so I’m generally set on Japanese candy and treats, but they no longer have two things I used to get - Pocky with white chocolate and a “mystery” Puccho (I think that’s what it was called) - so I’d be happy to get more of either. I'd love to try the sweet potato KitKats, too.  Really, I'd probably like just about anything from Japan, other than seaweed or weird flavored savory snacks.   what's your favourite animal (think, as a pattern on socks, bags, notebooks, etc) ?  I like bats, mice, bunnies, and Loch Ness monsters.    Are there any fandoms you’d like to receive items from? If so: are there any favorite characters you’d like to receive items from?  Apologies, I'm going to pretty much just repeat what I said in my answer to the question about whether there's anything I'd particularly like from Japan, because my fandoms are mostly anime/manga ones.  My newest/current interest is Bungo Stray Dogs (favorite characters are Akutagawa, Kunikida, Ranpo, Poe, and I suppose Dazai; favorite ships are Akutagawa/Atsushi, RanPoe, and Kunikida/Dazai).  Some of my other favorites are Psychic Detective Yakumo / Shinrei Tantei Yakumo, Pet Shop of Horrors, Adekan, Ghost Hunt (Akuryou series & Akumu no Sumu ie) (Lin is my favorite), Black Butler / Kuroshitsuji (especially anything with Grell and/or Sebastian, but definitely not anything with Sebastian/Ciel), Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok / Matantei Loki Ragnarok (I especially love Yamino), Hellsing (Integra and Alucard), Love Stage!!, Maid-sama!, and Ten Count.  Plus Reedsong's answer reminded me that I really enjoy Ouran High School Host Club too, and Mori is totally my favorite from that.   Other fandoms I guess would be Supernatural (Dean most of all; I also quite like Crowley) and Red Dwarf, and although it's probably really stretching the definition of fandom, just general Lovecraft/Cthulhu stuff and Poe stuff.   Do you prefer solid soap bars or liquid soap/shower gels? Shower oils?  Solid soap bars, definitely.  I have a slew of shower gels already, and I almost never use them.   Do you own a bath tub and would you like to receive bath products?  I do own a bath tub, and I'd be fine with receiving bath products.  That being said, I HATE cleaning the bath tub, so I'm not a fan of any really messy products, like something really oily or colored in a way that will likely leave a stain until I scrub it off.   What are your feelings about tee turtle tshirts? Any favorites?  I LOVE Tee Turtle!  They're at least a third of my total shirt wardrobe.  I just took advantage of their recent sale to place a fairly large order a few days ago, in fact.  Still, there were some things that I reluctantly dropped back out of my shopping cart to get my total cost down to a more manageable level before checking out, so I do still have a mental wishlist going.  I totally want the new Spooky Monsters shirt that they released after I placed my order (of course), and I still want the Death Is Magic, Halloween Knight, Haunted Storybook, Trash Panda, Tails of Fire and Ice, and Yin Yang Kitsune shirts.  (I get the Men's XL shirts.  I like to be able to layer a long sleeve shirt underneath the tees so that I can continue to wear them through the winter.)   I might have seen a wallet I think that suits you, but also suits the halloween theme. Would you like to receive a wallet at all?  I don't know that I'd really use another wallet.  Most of the time I just keep wallet-type contents in a pocket of my purse or in a small zippered bag with a red and black spiderweb design, so I kind of already have the Halloween theme going with that.  I also have a shiny green monster coin purse, so I'm not lacking for Halloween-appropriate wallet-y things.   Are there any BPAL’s you’re wishing to get your hands on?  I have some on my wishlist, but nothing recent.  I think I've generally bought anything I thought I would really like and not want to miss out on, but if I run across something I'm missed that looks good, I'll update.   Would you like a box to hold BPAL or other small items?  What size box?  Imps, a few bottles, a lot of bottles?  I do like boxes, but because of that I do also already have quite a lot of them in various sizes, so smaller would probably be better.  Also, I have a large box that I made in a woodworking class that's just waiting for me to do a final sand and stain or varnish before I can move quite a lot of my bottles into it, so it'd probably be better to get a small one rather than another large one.  Maybe for imps or just a few bottles or some other misc. small trinkets.   Is there a specific type of socks you prefer?  Wool, cotton, etc.?  No-show, ankle, crew, knee, thigh-high?  Crew or ankle height are best.  I really love bamboo socks, but I also really love socks with cute designs, which unfortunately generally aren't bamboo, so as long as they're cute, I don't worry about the material.  Design-wise, I can't resist Hello Kitty or Halloween designs (especially with bats!), and I'm always on the lookout for just the right Loch Ness monster/sea monster or octopus or squid or kraken socks.  Some basic black or other dark colors of bamboo socks would also be fantastic, though.     Is there any oddball small thing you need or want but haven't gotten around to buying for yourself?   Nothing comes to mind right at the moment, but I'll think on it and update if anything pops up in my brain!

bookworm

bookworm

 

13 Nights 2019 Queries

My catalog of answers below [Updated 9-11-19]   for those who mentioned Yes to handmade items; what sort of knitted gifts would you love to receive? ie, socks, mittens, hat, cowl etc? Socks or scarfy/cowl/shawl type things are probably most likely to get good use in my life.  And little creatures or fandom items would be awesome as well.      Witch Baby Soap, a favorite of mine, just dropped their Halloween line! Is there anything there you'd like? Body Butters or soaps in Hallowmass, Banshee or Dead Man's Party   Ive been feeling very autumny, and I stumbled across this artist, Camille Chew, on society6...  she has such beautiful Halloween prints! Anyone know of any other autumn/spooky artists?  
I love that bag!! I will update if I think of anything specific.

Would you be interested in any candles, wax melts, lip balms, or jewelry from Sihaya and Company? No thank you to wax melts and candles, but any of the B. Perry #PSLs, lotion, sorbetto or soap in Hocus Pocus or Ember and Mallow, any of the Wizarding lip balms, and the Spiderwebbed and Hummingbird Skull earrings are fabulous.    Anything you'd love from Haus of Gloi? I love their pumpkin butter and bubbling scrubs. In terms of their autumn release, Hex, Blood Orange Marshmallow, Apple Milk, or Pumpkin Peach all sound good!
 
Do you like stuff related to Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead? I love it, but I worry about whether or not it is respectful.   How do you feel about homemade edibles? Do you have a preference for a kind? I.E. cookies, jams, etc, or something savory? Absolutely! I love homemade food goodies. Honestly anything listed is something I would love.    would you like to receive something either Pagan or Vodou in nature? No thank you.   For those of you that appreciate wax melts, are you interested in anything from Zeep's Halloween update (dropping Friday the 13th) or Willow Waxcraft's Falloween update (already released)? No thanks.   Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. Yes! Non-chocolate kit kat flavors, any fun sweets, little adorable toys that my daughter can steal. A fun bento box wouldn't be amiss either.    what's your favourite animal (think, as a pattern on socks, bags, notebooks, etc) ? Bats, cats, owls, ravens, snakes.  

Em-

Em-

GOOD JUDY: Fruit Judy

Bottle, given.   In the sample: Soft, very fruity and sweeter. I can't figure out which fruit(s) has been used.   Wet, on me: Exotic fruits, with added sugar. It smells like a dessert.   Later: It smells like artificial food flavourings or a Juicy Fruit, but it's actually quite funny. It's a fun one to have for Summer.   Worth keeping? Yes.

RoseDaigle

RoseDaigle

DANS UN JARDIN: Fruit De La Passion

Free sample, given.   In the sample: Mostly floral, no exotic fruit. I'm a bit disappointed.   Wet, on me: Intense cheap floral stench, still no fruit.   Later: It's soft, like commercial soap. It disappears quickly, but it's a good thing because what remains is better and sweeter.   Worth keeping? No.

RoseDaigle

RoseDaigle

 

Spring Cleaning Swap 2019 - Questions/Answers

Loose Tea: sure   Laptop Sleeve: no thanks   Vinyl: no thanks   Office supplies: I'm good (hoping to destash mostly)   Knitting:  No thanks

Hellboy samples: testable sniffies of just about anything within the past 2 years is always welcome, I've been very behind on my BPAL as of late.  Specifically, if it was possible, a testable sample of the beard oil for the Sith would be nice.

Decorative bowls/plates/chopsticks:  I could always use a pair of pretty chopsticks, but not small bowls/plates currently.  (for some bizarre reason, sis only ever runs off with *1* single chopstick, and she never uses the ugly/disposable ones, she always grabs my pretty sakura/floral ones, so now I've gone from having 5 complete very pretty sets to 3 random chopsticks. 😠 

Mugs: I am swimming in them, thanks, I don't need more

Make-up: I have a ton, but especially if it's colorful/sparkly, I am almost always interested in new playful make-up (mostly eyes/lips)

chapstick: eh, I've got a lot, and unless someone's getting rid of some old Haunt lip lusts (I lost all mine!) or Haus of Gloi's fruity ones, I tend to have enough to have one in the pocket of every coat I own (and I hoard coats/jackets).

I am currently reading: The Name of the Rose... slowly... and Second Nature, at the office, so also very slowly. 

Movies: I don't get to see many movies in the theaters (SOOO expensive!) but I did see The Spiderverse. It was fun, but no attachment to it. (The honest last was "Biggest Little Farm" documentary screening (was free), I did love that!)

Looking Forward To:  Right now I am mostly looking forward to my upcoming vacation. May 14th - June 3rd I'll be bopping around South America (Bogota Colombia, Peru (Choquequiero and Machu Picchu), and then to Galapagos Islands)

Cookies: I have been having SUCH a craving for GOOD homemade peanut butter cookies lately!    Nail polish? I have so very much, unless it's something really different or a total glitter-bomb, probably not.    I will be pruning both of my bay laurel bushes and will dry the leaves for culinary use (stews, casseroles, roasts, Mediterranean recipes). I will have A  LOT, so could you use any? Absolutely!    Do you mind makeup palettes that have been very lightly tested? (Definitely nothing lip related as that's just not hygienic!) I don't mind, but I'm generally not a fan of makeup palettes - generally there's 1 or 2 I like, and the rest I ignore, it feels wasteful, so I tend to never get them.    Vintage glass items? - weakness!  I have very little space for things like this, but I am a sucker for old glass, especially old glass vials/bottles, etc. The smaller or weirder the better!    And yes, can vouch for neptuneanblues baking!    NEW:  I always ask - does anyone want/need/can use any type of loose crystals, minerals, or gemstones (I'm always destashing from my Izile's Oddities' jewelry days)? I've got a few raw, but mostly polished and/or cut, all sorts. So very .. very.. many..    And for myself, I'm moving more towards raw/uncut/unpolished specimens (mostly for altar or curio use), and I will always rehome strange raw crystals.    Do you have strong feelings about receiving a book from a series that is not the first one in that series? Does it matter to you whether each book can function on its own despite some backward reference? - Unless it's a book in the middle or further down the line in a series I've already begun (a la Discworld), this might make me twitch. I still largely avoid fiction series due to fear of never getting to the end (author dies, just doesn't publish it, it goes out of print...)  Books in a series I'm already invested in (even if it's not "next") are totally welcome!

Men's cologne - oh no thank you!   Comic books: I do like comics, but it can be SOOO expensive to keep up with them I don't often buy them (except for I've bought the trade for Pretty Deadly 1&2, and I had trades of Fables 1,2,3(4?) from a swap and enjoyed that line, I used to collect JTHM and all spin-offs, as well as Poison Elves (I've tended to like small-batch weird comics over Marvel/DC (with Gaiman being an obvious exception), oh, and I'm currently working through Warren Ellis (I would take almost anything from Warren Ellis, honestly, whether I've heard of it or not). 

izile

izile

 

Spring Cleaning 2019!

Updated 4/19/19 Noon   I have A LOT of different types of loose leaf tea.  Would you be happy with some samples decanted into new, sealable bags? Sure thing - I tend to prefer flavored tea to just straight black/green/white, but otherwise, I'm always happy to sample new things!   How about a new laptop/tablet sleeve? It's new and fits up to 11.6" laptops/tablets. No thanks.    Or some vintage vinyl (for the music or for home decoration)?  I really really want to say yes to this, but I know I shouldn't because a) I don't even think I have a working turntable and b) I know I don't have available wall space. So, reluctant no.    Do you need any office-type stuff?  Pens, post its, binder clips, clip board would all be used!   Knitted washcloths, shawl, scarves, etc... I have an actual pressing need for scrubby kitchen washcloths. A shawl in jewel tones, or black and teal or something like that would not go amiss.   Hellboy decants? Honestly, I haven't even looked and I really should. I will try to get my wishlist updated ASAP.    Would you like small decorative bowls or plates? I have a lot of japanese trinkets and small plateware. Most of it is not dishwasher/microwave safe however. Also do you like chopsticks? I would prefer nothing that is purely decorative, to be honest. I am already hurting for wall and shelf and cabinet space. Fun chopsticks would be cool. Or usable fancy cups and saucers.    Mugs? Regular/Travel/Etc. Please no. My cabinets are already exploding with mugs. I do actually have a need for travel mugs for my morning coffee, but ONLY WITHOUT HANDLES. Not sure why I'm weird about that, but no travel mugs with handles please. Hopefully my Dustpan will feel differently.   If you said you don't really wear makeup, does that mean you hate it and will never wear it or you just don't have it around, but you'd maybe have some fun playing with a good palette if you had one at hand? I think I covered this pretty thoroughly in my original questionnaire, but I actively do not want more palettes or big collections.    Chapstick-like lip balm (unused) - yay or nay? I am pretty set in this arena right now.    What book are you reading right now?  On my Kindle, I'm reading "How Long 'Til Black Future Month", a short story collection from N.K. Jemison. In physical books, I'm reading volume 1 of "Pretty Deadly".    What is the last movie you saw in the theater? Did you like it? Captain Marvel - I loved it. Almost as importantly, so did my 8 year old.   What is one thing you are really looking forward to? My best friend from college is getting married in May and we are using it as an excuse for a get away for my husband and I. Otherwise, planning our summer vacation to San Diego, but that is a long way off.    What is your favorite type of cookie? My own homemade chocolate chip or chewy frosted sugar cookies.    What about nail polish? What types of polish do you like? What colors? Any particular type of nail art? Willing to try new types of nail art? Sparkly bold polish, no neutrals. I would be willing to try nail art, but I don't really do it myself because I'm just not that coordinated.    I will be pruning both of my bay laurel bushes and will dry the leaves for culinary use (stews, casseroles, roasts, Mediterranean recipes). I will have A  LOT, so could you use any? Sure!   Do you mind makeup palettes that have been very lightly tested? (Definitely nothing lip related as that's just not hygienic!) No thank you - not because I mind but because I really don't want any more in my house.   Vintage glass items? Oh goodness. I have to say no to this. I don't want to, but I need to. I would honestly love poison bottles though.     Loose crystals, minerals, or gemstones?    If they are tiny like beads, then no. But larger ones that my youngest could study and identify would be cool. She loves that sort of thing.    Do you have strong feelings about receiving a book from a series that is not the first one in that series? Does it matter to you whether each book can function on its own despite some backward reference?  If the story can stand alone, that is fine. Honestly, I tend to forget a lot of the details that authors pull over between books anyway. If it the kind of series where the narrative picks up hours after the last book and dives into part two of a cliffhanger, I'll probably pass.    - Anyone into men's cologne (non-bpal, think nice department store or designer brands)?   I beg of you please DO NOT send me any non-BPAL perfume. So, er, no thank you!   - Do you like comic books, and, if so, what types? Yes! I go into this pretty extensively in my book info posts. I tend to prefer graphic novels to individual issues because I'm really bad about tracking down the latter, but I love comics as a method of storytelling and would be perfectly happy to have individual issues if that's what you have. On point - I just finished the first volume of Pretty Deadly, just started the second of Y the Last Man and am anxiously awaiting Monstress vol 4 and Bitch Planet vol 3. 

Em-

Em-

 

Yule Elf 2018 Questions

Updated 11/16/18 1:15 pm   How do folks feel about fruitcake? Yes to all the fruitcake!   How about quarkstollen and lebkuchen, and marzipan? All of those sound AMAZING. I love marzipan and stollen especially (why yes, I do have a thing about fruit baked in bread).    How about my FUDGE? Ooh, yes! Honestly, all of it looks good, but especially chocolate, vanilla berry and penuche. I fear the pies might be a little sweet for me.    What is your favorite Christmas Character (Santa, Ruldolph, Elves, etc) and your favorite animal?
 Probably the Grinch (I loved the new movie as well), or Scrooge or Heat Miser (yes, I am a sucker for a holiday redemption story, I guess). I also like snowmen and am a  huge sucker for random animals with reindeer horns. I also love corgis, cats, bats, owls, and ravens. Oh and creepy crawlies like lizards and spiders and snakes.    Any wishes from the Sweet 16 release?  I still need to thoroughly explore it, tbh. I promise to get my wishlist, including Sweet 16 updated soonest!     Is there anything related to the performing arts that you'd maybe like something inspired by? Say a favorite musical or a passionate love for the Nutcracker or a need for a Diva coffee mug or Shakespeare inspired lip balm? I have a passionate love of A Christmas Carol and also snarky Shakespeare merch. 

Em-

Em-

 

12 Days of Christmas 2018 Questions!

Updated 11/21/18 10:15 pm   How would you feel about homebaked goodies (I'd be sure to mark them as such in the Box of 12 so that it could be opened on Night 1!)? If you WOULD want them, any allergies or preferences/likes/dislikes?    All the baked goodies ALL OF THEM! (unless it has rye or dill) In particular I love fruitcake and it's relatives like stollen, gingerbread, just about anything that might be considered a "Christmas Cookie", rum/whiskey balls, etc.    Do you have so much that you don't want anymore BPAL or would you be open to receiving BPAL/BPTP items in your end of the swap?   Always open to more BPAL. I have an extensive wishlist that is (hopefully) relatively easily searchable and I will do my level best to keep it well updated.  

Is your BPAL wishlist up to date?   It is updated through the first BPTP Weenie update. I will try to update the rest this weekend.
  If you were going to receive a music mix, do you have the capacity to play CDs or do I need to learn how to make an MP3 mix (and can you put one of those in a box?   I would actually prefer CDs at this point, so have fun! 

What is your favorite Christmas Character (Santa, Ruldolph, Elves, etc) and your favorite animal?
 Probably the Grinch (I loved the new movie as well), or Scrooge or Heat Miser (yes, I am a sucker for a holiday redemption story, I guess). I also like snowmen and am a  huge sucker for random animals with reindeer horns. I also love corgis, cats, bats, owls, and ravens. Oh and creepy crawlies like lizards and spiders and snakes. 

How do you feel generally about gently-used items? This can be anything from books to clothes to jewelry to perfumes to bath salts etc. If you're okay with some kinds but not others, please be specific.  
Not a problem on any level, so long as it is not gross or stanky or something.    Do you have strong feelings about fruitcake? Keeping in mind that we are talking about fruitcake made with a mix of fruit that will have been soaking in spiced bourbon and Kraken rum for about 4 weeks once it is baked with added hazelnuts, pecans and candied ginger and mandarin peel. Not, like, the round brick that used to come in a tin with people skating on the front.  My own bias is probably obvious here - I love to try other people's fruitcakes, since we all do it a little differently.   How do you feel about slippers? Socks? Slipper Socks? I have an actual current need for new slippers - I prefer ones that are easy to slip on and that have rubber soles so that a) I don't slip on non-carpeted floors and b ) so I can run outside in them to get the mail or scuttle to the detached garage. I also love socks, mostly crew length or knee high. Slipper socks are actually a hard no, because they have all of the negatives of both just socks or slippers.    Is there anywhere you would just love a gift card to? AMC cinemas, Amazon, Torrid, anyplace for soaps/lotions/scrubs that you think I absolutely need to try, Sock Dreams, Starbucks...   New Question for a Monday Morning (no actual connection to a Monday morning, but whatever): HAIR. HAIR THINGS. How do you feel about shampoo, conditioners, hair "products," hair "stuff" a la barrettes, combs, clips, headbands, etc. ... or, more far afield, fun color things, tiaras, unicorn horns, or any other things you might use in your hair?  My hair is super super short right now and not my natural color - if there's a pomade you love for getting nice firm, but not crunchy spiky looks, that would be cool, but otherwise I'm good on product. My daughter (Lilith's partner in crime on the Hooligan Witches label for reference) has super long thick fine blond hair and she is my excuse for things like hair gloss and she does love her a nice tiara or headband with cat ears or horns and fun ponytail holders and the like that won't get wear on my end.   What about hair falls? This I would absolutely love if I actually had enough hair to attach them to. Which I don't so I'm kind of out of luck here as well.    Is there anything related to the performing arts that you'd maybe like something inspired by? Say a favorite musical or a passionate love for the Nutcracker or a need for a Diva coffee mug or Shakespeare inspired lip balm? I have a passionate love of A Christmas Carol and also snarky Shakespeare merch (I already have the Shakespearean insults mug. ; ).    Do you Tee Turtle (https://www.teeturtle.com/), and if so, what size for shirts? I love Tee Turtle - I'm a 2XL Womens. I especially like the bookworm and coffee ones, dark colors and Harry Potter references are a bonus. I also love the plushies and keep meaning to order a grab bag for my daughter.    Haus of Gloi's Yule is up, do any of them look good to you (or past or perennial), and which medium do you like best? I love everything I've tried by them - my preference would be soap, pumpkin butter and bubbling scrub in that order. In terms of scents - Rosy Cheeked and Hearth both look fab.

Em-

Em-

 

EML298's Switch Witch Fall 2018 Questionnaire Addenda Blog

10/19/18

would you like a crocheted doll related to one of your interests? Huh. I can't think of anything off the top of my head, though I've seen some "ugly monster" dolls done by some forumites at times that seem so cute!

Would you want me to put a collection of rocks/gems together for you? And if so, is there anything you'd want me to focus on? (health, peace, protection, creativity, love, etc...) Oh, that sounds fun! I'm just recently learning about stones. I have picked up a couple medium to large (?) pieces of quartz and rose quartz, because I like how they look. I'd love to learn more! Hmmm...health would be good?

10/17/18

I have a new question! I'll be headed to the PA RenFaire the end of this month. Is there anything you'd be interested in? http://www.parenfaire.com/faire.html(if you scroll down a bunch there's a list of merchants) I want funnel cake! Lol. Do they even have that at Ren Faires? A friend of mine went to a carnival recently and posted a pic of it on FB. NOM! Anyway, I am not familiar with any of this, but you have a lot of info about my preferences and if something I've said suggests I'd enjoy something here to you, I bet you're spot on!

10/16/18

Are you a board game nerd like me? Is there a game you want right now? Not for a while.

10/15/18

There are some really awesome spice shops in NYC. Would you like/need any herbs or spices? I'm just starting to experiment with Penzey's Spices, and am enjoying that. I like to spice salads, veggies, and cheesy things. No meats.

Anything from this curiosity shop the type of thing that interests you? Dreadful Curiosities: https://www.facebook.com/pg/dreadfulcuriosities/photos/ The white plates with skulls or other bone designs on are interesting to me.

10/14/18

For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches....if you have a Book of Spells would you like a page for it from your witch? I am uninformed byt curious about *actual* witchery.

What house were you sorted into? Hufflepuff per University of Cambridge research quiz, but then I just took the official Pottermore one, and I am Ravenclaw.

10/13/18

Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus? Probably Practical Magic.

Does anything from either of these shops interest you? While my style used to be completely fitting to this, I have been more geared towards light colors and themes in the last few years. I really appreciate the creativity and stories behind the art, especially the rat with the engagement ring.
The Stitchety Witch stitch creations and patterns
Black Abbey Studios art w/ a gothic tendency

Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get? Not specifically. I enjoy the fun and thoughtfulness of this!

What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)? Sofa.

Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in? (This could be a very specific sub like sihaya or lootcrate or an idea/concept you're interested in without a specific company in mind, like "book related candles"). No, thank you. well, unless it was for my dog or cat.

Coffee or Tea? Yes, please.
Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye? I would like to try their things! I like herbal teas mostly, without caffeine.

What are your DISO BPAL dreams? I love original Antique Lace. The new release isn't the same on me. Such is life. The Lick It! candle from years back was amazing.

10/12/18

Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries? Skeletons.

Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in? I love LUSH. I enjoy all the Sleepy line items *except* the massage bar they release due to the weird sparkly powder inside it (at least, it was there last year). I also enjoy LUSH Pud, Christingle, Candy Mountain, the vanilla bear stuff, and am curious about Holly Berry.

Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)? I think I put some in my w/l for the ones I didn't buy full bottles of... I liked Puppet Kitty the best of my full bottles.

How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges? Cute, but I don't need any.

10/11/18

Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need? I am uninformed but curious about actual witchery,

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels? No, thank you.

Can you link to your non forum wishlists/goodreads if you haven't already done so? I'm eml298 or my real name any place I have one. Don't think I've updated any in a while. I used to keep Amazon updated.

If you're a yarn user, what kinds of yarn do you like best? I find yarn beautiful but only have use for finished products given my lack of knowledge and skill.

10/10/18

Let's get specific about this knitting thing! Do any of these items/styles appeal? I've numbered these so you can just reference numbers if you like! #11 Little Kindness Monster is really cute!

If your witch was able to obtain digital media that you could not access (TV, movies, books, etc.), is there anything you have been in search of for quite a while? If yes, what devices do you use to play such (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.)? I would like a new audiobook series to listen to, or HIIT videos to work out with.

Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything! I know there are cool candies that are often specific to Japan. Not sure of specifics?

10/9/18

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer?
Wow! Had never heard of them before. Pretty stuffs! I would possibly enjoy an Iconoclast: Flash Gordon with Vultan (the pinky mauve neutral) and silver/white, pink/violet shimmer...but, how do you apply the glitter if it's not premixed? (I'm pretty basic in my polish skills, methinks!)

10/8/18

Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe?
Huh. I would be very thrilled to find a candle that smelled and burned like Puddin's Lick It! candle from years back. (Now, I mostly diffuse EOs, but I bet that'd change if this existed.) That's not exactly what this question is asking, but it's what came to mind.

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds?
Yes. Bourbon, white tequila, smooth vodka.

Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors?
I have a pair of mary jane style slipper socks that I would love to have a "dupe" of. I love them to death.

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it?
I feel positively about it.

Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want?
I never knew about this until just now! Sounds fun!

I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com)
I <3 moonstones and labradorites. All my bloodmilk pieces are such. And this is a new site to me, too! Nice! I notice the Moon Trance ring and White Virgin ring.

Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)?
Yes, but not too bright. I love fuzzy socks to sleep in. Given that I am of the plus size variety, I don't enjoy socks that are tight on my ankles. Sock Dreams had a sock called "space dyed terry shorties" that I loved, for example.

10/7/18

Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month? (Witches, I'll happily send one to your witchee if they would like it)
Why not?

Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?
Their stuff looks beautiful. I'd love to try anything within my typical scent preferences. I'd be most open to body moisturizers, soaps, and bath stuffs (as opposed to hair stuffs or wax melts).

eml298

eml298

 

SW 2018 Part 2! Updated 10/18

Updated as of 10/18


10/17/18

I have a new question! I'll be headed to the PA RenFaire the end of this month. Is there anything you'd be interested in? http://www.parenfaire.com/faire.html(if you scroll down a bunch there's a list of merchants)
Don't hate me for this vague answer, but there's a lot that sounds interesting and fun. I'm a fantasy fan and a goth girl, so Ren Faires are pretty up my alley. Leather, corsets, swords, pretty shiny gem jewelry things, fae and fairy stuff, mead. Yeah. There's a lot. So anything you think that might fit into my overall style would be appreciated!


10/16/18

Are you a board game nerd like me? Is there a game you want right now?
Ummmm I just purchased my ticket/badge for a 5 day board gaming convention in Orlando next year. So yeah, I'm a fan of board games.
There's... a LOT of games i want to try. I've only started getting into board games in the past few years (always wanted to but didn't have money or folks to play with), so my collection isn't very big. It's easier for you to check out my gaming wishlist on Amazon (linked to in my SW blog) than it is to list them all here.


10/15/18

There are some really awesome spice shops in NYC. Would you like/need any herbs or spices? I love spices but currently have more than I can store right now!

Anything from this curiosity shop the type of thing that interests you? Dreadful Curiosities: https://www.facebook.com/pg/dreadfulcuriosities/photos/
Most of it. That’s pretty much right up my alley. I do get cautious about taxidermy because I like to know the source. Naturally found/killed bones is one thing but I don’t want to support killing just for display.

10/14/18

For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches....if you have a Book of Spells would you like a page for it from your witch? Not right now.

What house were you sorted into? Slytherin, usually by a good bit, but sometimes tied with Ravenclaw. Ravenclaw is never far behind.

10/13/18


Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get? This is my question but I’ll answer it. I’m really excited and curious to see wahtever my Witch conjures up for me (see what I did there?) but I have to admit I am hopeful to be able to try/experience a new product from an indie bath/body/perfume/make up company that I haven’t tried yet. Ive really been getting into indie make up lately if that helps.

What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)? Nothing I can think of right now. I keep talking myself out of buying any more air plants because I always kill them. Does that count?

Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in? (This could be a very specific sub like sihaya or lootcrate or an idea/concept you're interested in without a specific company in mind, like "book related candles"). I like the idea, in a limited scope. It has to be items that are useful in some way. For example, I don’t really “get” the “Loot Crates”as a subscription, because it seems like a lot of *stuff* that wouldn’t get used, and while that’s nice foro a one time box I feel like a subscription would get overwhelming. But I like the idea of consumable sub boxes(coffee or tea or snacks around the world, although my dietary restriction makes that difficult). I love the Sihaya boxes. I think something that is seasonal, or a one time box with themed items really appeals to be the most.

Coffee or Tea? Both! But, coffee is my weak spot. It’s my source of morning energy, but also comfort. I drink both regular and decaf, and I love exploring flavors of both coffee and tea. Basically, yes, please. Unusual flavors, blends and single origins especially make me “yay”.

Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye? All of it. I don't mean that to be greedy, I'm just not fussy! The halloween teas all sound fantastic and the teaware looks great.

What are your DISO BPAL dreams? A bottle of The Last Unicorn
I’ve been able to get most of my DISOs. I’d love to try CC: Male and CC: Female. I’m curious about the laces I’ve missed: Krampus Lace, Red Lace, Shadow Lace, Amber Lace, Solstice Lace… but not sure I need a bottle (yet).



Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer? http://www.nerdlacquer.com/
Uhm. All of it? I’d never seen the site before, and looking at the site, it’s all really appealing. Shiny, glittery, multi color polishes appeal to me, so there’s more I’m interested in than not. I’m NOT interested in anything neon yellow or green (dark/medium greens good), pink, or orange.
The MYST colors catch my eye right now. Eco and Panther as well. The glossy af top coat.
Beyond the polishes themselves, the mani-cure-all kit, balm shells, glitterbalms, tinted lip balms, and clean up brush pique my interest.


Witch, if you read all this, my admiration! I know I'm long winded. I'm looking forward to meeting you! <3

Honor

Honor

 

And a Switching we will go

10/15/18   There are some really awesome spice shops in NYC. Would you like/need any herbs or spices?
I love herbs, I am interested in curry spices right now or Mulling or heck anything that you send recipes or instructions for.

Anything from this curiosity shop the type of thing that interests you? Dreadful Curiosities: https://www.facebook.com/pg/dreadfulcuriosities/photos/
NO   10/14/18   For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches....if you have a Book of Spells would you like a page for it from your witch?
No   What house were you sorted into?
it really depends on the sorter I am a hat stall   10/13/18   Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus? WHy choose? I mean they talk to different parts of my soul. BUT I would love me some Aunts like that   Does anything from either of these shops interest you?
The Stitchety Witch stitch creations and patterns - Okay with very clear child instructions I would do the Le Stabby pattern
Black Abbey Studios art w/ a gothic tendency - Nope not me   Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get? No, I Love the variety   What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)? Moisturizing oils the GOOD ones. they cost TO Much I swear   Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in? (This could be a very specific sub like sihaya or lootcrate or an idea/concept you're interested in without a specific company in mind, like "book related candles"). Humm anything would be good, Books candles a hairstick club? Who knows   Coffee or Tea? Tea as long as its herbal
Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye?
Well since I was sent there some did look Cool. Magic Potion, Apple Custard, Blackberry Blizzard, Sparkling sangria, Rose all day, cotton candy   What are your DISO BPAL dreams? Hollow Apple   10/12/18   Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries? I don't do spooky, Cute and kid-friendly   Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in?
Okay, Sleep could either work or fail I am torn. Snoe fairy is always a delight, ONCE upon a TIME, I am going to have to go see myself!   Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)? Some but I got them myself   How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges? They can be good   10/11/18   Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need?   Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels? Labels would be AMAZING   Can you link to your non forum wishlists/goodreads if you haven't already done so? I thought I HAD but here is
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/dl/invite/brFF3jO
also, a good place to look for my style is Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/therhoda/


If you're a yarn user, what kinds of yarn do you like best? Not a user but I like baby stuff yarn that is soft and not scratchy

So that is catch up, I am around but I am in my head a lot right now with stress SO if you need something from me, have someone push me, I don't mind

therhoda

therhoda

 

Switch Witch Fall 2018

10/25/18   Is anyone interested in the New update? I'm so lost with all these updates! I would love to try anything as long as it doesn't contain my death notes: leather, licorice and violet.   10/21/18

Are you interested in anything from this store? https://www.tafilu.com/stores/witches
I love Salem!! I really like the black Salem Broom Co shirt

10/19/18

would you like a crocheted doll related to one of your interests? Nah, that's okay.

Would you want me to put a collection of rocks/gems together for you? And if so, is there anything you'd want me to focus on? (health, peace, protection, creativity, love, etc...)
I would love that! Health and/or courage would be wonderful.

10/16/18

Are you a board game nerd like me? Is there a game you want right now? My husband is. I play boardgames with him a lot. We love Bloodrage. I've been wanting to paint the monsters all fancy but I have no equipment.

10/15/18

There are some really awesome spice shops in NYC. Would you like/need any herbs or spices? Sure, I'd love some fresh ground cloves. Or a whole nutmeg and grater.

Anything from this curiosity shop the type of thing that interests you? Dreadful Curiosities: https://www.facebook.com/pg/dreadfulcuriosities/photos/ No thanks, that's a bit too much for me!   10/14/18

For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches....if you have a Book of Spells would you like a page for it from your witch?
Sure! that would be cool!

What house were you sorted into?
Ravenclaw!!

10/13/18

Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus?
I've never seen Practical Magic! I do love Hocus Pocus though.

Does anything from either of these shops interest you?
The Stitchety Witch stitch creations and patterns I think the Nope Cat is pretty cool.
Black Abbey Studios art w/ a gothic tendency No thanks

Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get? Bath bombs and other bath products. This is the first time I've ever had a bath tub all to myself! And some new BPAL LE's to try that I have missed in the past two years (becoming a mom really turns your life upside down!)

What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)? Kate Spade office supplies! (I really don't need them!)

Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in? (This could be a very specific sub like sihaya or lootcrate or an idea/concept you're interested in without a specific company in mind, like "book related candles"). There are so many that I get overwhelmed. I really liked Scentbird, Birchbox and Sephora play but I always ended up canceling due to financial reasons. If there is a subscription box you think I'd like that I've never heard of, I'm open to anything!

Coffee or Tea? Both! I'm not a big black or green tea drinker though. I mostly like relaxing nighttime herbal teas.
Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye? I really love apple type teas.

What are your DISO BPAL dreams? I'd love to try Edith Cushing.

10/12/18

Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries?
I've always loved real ghost stories. Or horror novels about ghosts (Currently reading and loving HEX)

Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in? It's honestly really hard to choose! Bath bombs! I really love anything blackcurrant scented from there. Butterbear would be great too!


Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?
Yes! Euterpe's Ukelele (Lilith) and Ghost Music (Weenies)

How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges? No thanks.

10/11/18

Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need? I love Crystal Journey candles. Or any candles that are to be used for magickal intent.

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels? sure I could use some pipettes and labels. don't need vials though!

Can you link to your non forum wishlists/goodreads if you haven't already done so?
Goodreads
http://https://www.goodreads.com/rachelmacgreg
Etsy
https://www.etsy.com/people/darkbird/favorites

If you're a yarn user, what kinds of yarn do you like best?
synthetic yarns, mostly due to my allergies. I like Red Heart Simply Soft and fancy yarns (see my etsy wishlist)

10/10/18

Let's get specific about this knitting thing! Do any of these items/styles appeal? I've numbered these so you can just reference numbers if you like!

#3 I'd love in black, grey or a jewel tone. I'd prefer it extra large if possible.
#7 Even though I'm an avid knitter/crocheter, I've never mastered hats! I would love one of these in a pretty jewel tone.
The kindness monster is super cute, too, but unnecessary.


If your witch was able to obtain digital media that you could not access (TV, movies, books, etc.), is there anything you have been in search of for quite a while? If yes, what devices do you use to play such (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.)?
No thanks

Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything!
I love Japan so much! I'm a sanrio fan. Little Twin Stars, Keroppi, Chococat are a few of my favorites. I'd love a lucky cat!


10/9/18

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer? http://www.nerdlacquer.com/
Grootslang looks cool, but I hardly have time to paint my nails anymore.

10/8/18

Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe?

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds?

Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors?

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it?

Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want?

I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com)

Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)?

10/7/18

Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month? (Witches, I'll happily send one to your witchee if they would like it)

Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?

ancilla_morte

ancilla_morte

 

SW 2018 Questions Part 1!

Answers to questions asked in the thread (aside from the questionnaire) until 10/13
(you can also find my answers here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L18tjl_S2KxLkjo1hyF7SHrdmJHgXCLAzZ73X0sjVg0/edit?usp=sharing )

10/13/18

Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus? Both!

10/12/18

Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries?
Ghosts and skeletons are fun halloween (and every day!) decor, but I’m not into like reading about aliens or bigfoot or anything.

Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in? Twilight sparkle jar I’m most interested in. The shower scrub and shower lotion are interesting but I’m not too interested in the christmas scents.

Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?
Basically all of the Dead Leaves scents. Nothing bottle worthy b/c the lab’s dead leaves can sometimes give me a headache(but not always, it’s weird). I also realized I’ve never tried Samhain (somehow??) and am curious about the Samhain chaos theory. From the Trading Post, I’m curious about the Red Masque atmos sprays.


How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges? No thank you. I don’t have a place to put/display them.

10/11/18

Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need? I’m a kind of non-witch, lazy witch. I love the idea of rituals and spell craft but don’t do a lot of it. I can’t do incense, but I love tarot cards, have been wanting to collect more crystals, but in a functional form(jewelry/wearable/wands). Perhaps most helpful, I’ve been wanting to get back to using candles and anointing oils, so a set of colored candles and/or some TAL samples would be very welcome. I could use TALs for energy, creativity, work and prosperity(I’m hoping to change jobs/get a new job soon), as well as health(my S.O and I have quite a few health issues) and mental clarity/stress relief/calming.

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels? I don’t do a lot of decanting but I’ve been wanting to dabble in making my own blends, and creating body sprays/alcohol perfumes from my bpal, so small glass vials/bottles with sprayers and pipettes would be welcome

Can you link to your non forum wishlists/goodreads if you haven't already done so? Look at the top!

If you're a yarn user, what kinds of yarn do you like best? I’m very much a beginner knitter so I have no idea! I haven’t liked the acrylic yarns I’ve used, but they were also the cheap kind.

10/10/18

Let's get specific about this knitting thing! Do any of these items/styles appeal? I've numbered these so you can just reference numbers if you like!
The gradient asymmetrical wrap and dragon wing cowl are a big YES. They’d be helpful for my freezing cold office. Also yes to the Multi directional fingerless mitts. I don’t have a need for regular gloves or hats, and I think the sillies would just collect dust. (I already have too many stuffed animals and figs!)


If your witch was able to obtain digital media that you could not access (TV, movies, books, etc.), is there anything you have been in search of for quite a while? If yes, what devices do you use to play such (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.)? I can’t think of anything right now.

Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything! Nothing in particular.


10/9/18

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer? http://www.nerdlacquer.com/

Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month?
No thanks.

Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?
Oh lord. My last witch spoiled me by introducing me to Future Primitive and now I want to try MOAR! The stuff I'm interested in:
Products: Body cream, bar soap, whipped soap, conditioning hair rinse, shea bubbling scrubs (damask rose and yang yang), perfume.
Scents:Opium Den, Stone the Crows, Tombstone, The Gloaming, Surrender Dorothy, Corwainer, Rook and Raven, Gothica, Arabian Nights, Incantation,

I currently have Body Cream in scent OM

Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe? I'd normally say "No", but I recently discovered Violette Market's "Hades" perfume. I've never actually smelled it, but it sounds like a perfect match for my Hades character in my Hades and Persephone novel. I've been trying to track some down and I'm afraid I never will.

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds? Oh YAY! I'm good for all kinds, except beer (sadly. can't have it due to wheat/malt) and cider (just not a fan). Especially a fan of artistinal, botanical gins and specialty liqueurs (especially homemade, local varieties). Also mead, especially local mead!

Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors? I will never say no to fingerless gloves of any length. My fingers get cold (but I can't type with regular gloves!). I also wouldn't mind a light shawl for the cold office. Dark purples, dark blues, dark greens, black, greys, and dark reds are all in my wheelhouse. I wouldn't mind something with teal or mossy green either.

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it? I'm not a super fan, but I like it well enough. May more than meh?

Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want? I am participating this year! I wouldn’t mind this year’s shirt (Large size). I’m also planning on buying the new version of Scrivener (Scriv 3) when it’s released for PC

I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com) Edit: This is also my own question. I promise I didn't put it here to get someone to buy me from it! I just made an order from here for myself. There still a bit I’m interested in. I’ve saved the ones I’m most interested in to my Amazon jewelry wishlist

Honor

Honor

 

2018 SW Condiments

10/19/18

would you like a crocheted doll related to one of your interests?
Omg yes. AHS, the Magicians, Marvel, Firefly, MLP, or Disney would be amazing.

Would you want me to put a collection of rocks/gems together for you? And if so, is there anything you'd want me to focus on? (health, peace, protection, creativity, love, etc...)
RAWKS! I love rocks. I need to focus right now on intuition, spirit-talk, calming, clarity, and centredness.

10/17/18

I have a new question! I'll be headed to the PA RenFaire the end of this month. Is there anything you'd be interested in? http://www.parenfaire.com/faire.html(if you scroll down a bunch there's a list of merchants)
Yass Ren Faire! I love anything faire-related.

10/16/18

Are you a board game nerd like me? Is there a game you want right now?
I love board games but don't have particulars on the docket! Some of my favorites include Kill Dr. Lucky and Catan (I have the original).

10/15/18

There are some really awesome spice shops in NYC. Would you like/need any herbs or spices?
Hm, I always love a good spice blend but I'm not on the hunt for anything in particular. I love garlic, indian spices, mexican spices, etc.

Anything from this curiosity shop the type of thing that interests you? Dreadful Curiosities: https://www.facebook.com/pg/dreadfulcuriosities/photos/
I love animal skulls and bones and art made with them... but of course I want them to be ethically sourced. Found is best. I couldn't see if this company lists where they source their bones.

10/14/18

For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches....if you have a Book of Spells would you like a page for it from your witch?
What a cool idea!! Sure!! A page of something that my Witch (if they are a witch) feels is their 'forte' would be really cool! I've found so many witches have natural affinities, it's neat to hear what others do regularly and how.

What house were you sorted into?
I'm a Slytherin-Pukwudgie   10/13/18

Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus?
Yes, please, AND the Craft, AND AHS Coven, AND Ghost Whisperer, AND all the witch movies.

Does anything from either of these shops interest you?
The Stitchety Witch stitch creations and patterns
Black Abbey Studios art w/ a gothic tendency
Ohhh those are both such great fun! I love the witty and witchy snark from Stitchety Witch, and the black goat print from Black Abbey is lovely.

Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get?
No, I love the surprise of what someone chooses for me!

What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)?
Corsets.

Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in? (This could be a very specific sub like sihaya or lootcrate or an idea/concept you're interested in without a specific company in mind, like "book related candles").
I would like to get Barkbox for my furkids. Lootcrate seems fun, but I'm sure there are more exciting and niche-y boxes out there that I would like and just don't know about! I got Forest Nui Cobalt's Crone's Crate for a while, and tried the Magickal Folk witch boxes for a bit as well.

Coffee or Tea?
Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye?
I love coffee. I drink tea less regularly, and usually for magical or health purposes.

What are your DISO BPAL dreams?
Goodness! I'd love to try Touched Twice.

10/12/18

Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries?
ALL the spoopy things!!! I am still a bit of a UFO/unsolved mystery/cryptozoology fanatic! I love love love it! I WANT TO BELIEVE.

Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in?
I haven't really looked! I really like several of Lush's items, but I rarely shop there or use anything from them anymore. I'm open if there's something you really love! I love their Buffy bars and sugar scrubs but have been trying to buy from smaller companies lately.

Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?
I haven't tried any Weenies. I got in on a Lilith decant circle and LOVE The She-Goat and Meditation Buddy. I know there were several Weenies I wanted, too.

How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges?
SO MANY!!! I have a denim jacket that I am covering in cool, witchy, nerdy, and political buttons, pins, and badges. I have a subscription to Laserbrain Patch Co already but always want more!

10/11/18

Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need?
If you are my Witch, you have read my questionnaire and know the answer to this. ALL THE THINGS.

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels?[
Sure-- to all. I have some pipettes but I need vials and labels and things.

Can you link to your non forum wishlists/goodreads if you haven't already done so?
I just updated the spreadsheet that Miss Twilighteyes has compiled so kindly for us.

If you're a yarn user, what kinds of yarn do you like best?
I don't yarn, and I already have a lot. :/

10/10/18

Let's get specific about this knitting thing! Do any of these items/styles appeal? I've numbered these so you can just reference numbers if you like!

Spoiler

The dragon cowl and asymmetrical wrap are really cute, and the pumpkin is cute too! I don't have a huge need for wrist warmers, hats, or gloves at this time, unless they're cool gothy witchy style since most of my winter wear is pretty muggle-ish.

If your witch was able to obtain digital media that you could not access (TV, movies, books, etc.), is there anything you have been in search of for quite a while? If yes, what devices do you use to play such (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.)?
Not really?

Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything!
Disney and Marvel stuff that's not available here, maybe. I don't collect a lot of Japanese things anymore. Some things I've wanted to collect again are Aria, Battle Angel Alita, Disgaea, and Sailor Moon stuff. I used to have a ton but I sold it.

10/9/18

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer? http://www.nerdlacquer.com/
I tend towards darker colors. A quick peruse through the main page, I like Hanna and Grootslang best. I also am in search of a dupe of BPTP's old Lady Macbeth, I *loved* that color.
10/8/18

Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe?
Nope, except maybe that nail polish I just mentioned.

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds?
All sorts! I like anything. Beer, liquors, wines, meads, etc.
Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors?
Not really but I'm open

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it?
Meh with a side of nope.
Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want?
I used to do it yearly but haven't had time in like a decade, lol!

I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com)
I love moonstones, but these styles are a little too shiny for me. Not really my style.

Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)?
Yay! I love tall socks but have kinda chunky legs. That being said, any length is good, I love nerdy socks.

10/7/18

Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month? (Witches, I'll happily send one to your witchee if they would like it)
Nah, I have too many miscellaneous BPAL postcards that I need to put in frames already I'd love postcards or cards from my Witch, but I don't collect destination postcards or anything.

Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?
Again, I'm a pain in the butt because while I'm open to it, I don't have anything from here that I've been pining for. But I do love SW for showing me all these things I never knew about!

angelmecha

angelmecha

 

Switch Witch 2018

10/23/2018

what music do you find hard to find but would love a CD of?
I am seriously in need of a physical copy Hannibal Season 1 Volume 2 Soundtrack! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LVZK5N0/?coliid=I1SB6J7DI3Y63Z&colid=3E6QYYZVC8N0P&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_itI have all the rest of the soundtrack and this is the only one I am missing.

By the way......are any of you Switch Witches interested in items from this store?
https://www.tafilu.com/stores/witches
Ha! I like the "Ride with Pride" and the unicorn "I hate people" one

10/20/2018

Quick question! if you were my Witchee, would you like a crocheted doll related to one of your interests? Something like this little guy here.
YEEES. I am a a total nerd and would love one of like, Hannibal Lecter or Will Graham.

Dear Witchee, assuming you are at least a little witchy, and you're into crystals/rocks - that's kinda my forte. Would you want me to put a collection of rocks/gems together for you? And if so, is there anything you'd want me to focus on? (health, peace, protection, creativity, love, etc...)
OH YEAH. I love interesting rocks, fossils, crystals. Something for anxiety?

10/17/2018

RenFair
Oh yes! I love to dress up for these as well. I usually get perfume oils and viking-ish accessories. I have a collection of witchy silver pendants, love those.

Board games:
Oh yes please! 2 players much preferred (I play mostly with my husband). I like deck-building games. Oh! My husband is really into the game of thrones living card game (second edition) and I'm probably eventually gonna get into it. An expansion or chapter pack would be cool? We have the base set, World Championship 2016 and 2017, Guarding the Realm and the Fall of Astapor

Spices
That'll be cool! I am a beginner cook, so a recipe that comes with it will be AWESOME, ha!

Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye?
Witch's Brew, Cookie Dough, White Chocolate Chai... please nothing with chamomile, though!

Previous:
1. Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month? (Witches, I'll happily send one to your witchee if they would like it)
I loooove postcards!

2. Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things? (I may have stocked up)
The Gloaming and Potages Cauldron

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds?
Oh YAY! Dark beers and rums.

Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors?
I would love anything, but it never truly gets cold in Southern California so no hats or mittens, please. Maybe a bag?

Let's get specific about this knitting thing! Do any of these items/styles appeal? I've numbered these so you can just reference numbers if you like!
DRAGONWING COWL YESH

Chew toys, anyone?
Nope

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it?
Meh

Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want?
Ha! I always think about it, but why not? I could use something for the library in any case

I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com)
Ohh! That stuff is pretty, and moonstones opals and labradorite are my favorite. I like the moon styles and labradorite.

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer (nerdlacquer.com)
OH HELL YEAH! Ice-nine, That’s Numberwang, Crowley or anything X-files, Game of Thrones or

Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)?
Yes I do! Ankle please

Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need?
I am witchy! No incense though, but I love tarot, candles and crystals.

Can you link to your non forum wishlists/goodreads if you haven't already done so?
I think all of them are in my signature?

If you're a yarn user, what kinds of yarn do you like best?
No, unfortunately

Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries?
Taxidermy, antlers, body parts, vampires

Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in?
LOOOVE Lush, ha! I really like (love) their solid scrub stuff. I also like their dusting powders. I like bath bombs but I have SOO MANNY now, and do not like their lotions.

Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?
Something creamy? Green and woody

How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges?
LOVE EM! I have a ridiculous collection and want more. I've got a few wished for in my etsy

If your witch was able to obtain digital media that you could not access (TV, movies, books, etc.), is there anything you have been in search of for quite a while? If yes, what devices do you use to play such (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.)?
Window, and I do have a kindle. Anything with my obsession I would LOVE: Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, Dan Stevens

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels?
Nope

Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything!
Gudetama, or if you see anything Hannibal fandom esp. doujinshi I would LOVE that

Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus?
Ah! I'm gonna do what others have and say The Craft, actually. Or actually... The VVItch!!!


Does anything from either of these shops interest you?
The Stitchety Witch (https://www.etsy.com...estitchetywitch) cross stitch creations and patterns
Black Abbey Studios ( http://www.blackabbeystudios.com)art w/ a gothic tendency
Addams Family patterns, and King Puck

Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get?
Hmmm... not really! I would love anything honestly

What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)?
Ha! I wish I could talk myself out of buying things... but I suppose anything on my amazon wishlist or etsy favorites would count!

On a slightly related note, does anyone have a favorite source for vintage or handmade jewelry? Witchy/fae stuff especially! For me as well as potentially my witchee. ;P
Huh, I don't think I do! Honestly my jewelry wearing is very minimal

NEW QUESTION! What are your DISO BPAL dreams?
Ah, Manila or Araw Ng Mga Patay. I am also collecting the American Gods and the Soundtrack OLLA (Diamond Star and Funnel of Love) scents. My spreadsheet: bottles https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jqEvOVWSCWiQk9EHIsD8NNJhQ5YmQVOcZ7Z7DkZkTpc/edit?usp=sharing

Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in?
I love sub boxes! I am currently interested in the indie perfume or makeup ones, or the goth or witchy ones. Sihaya and Poisoner's Guild in particular

Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?
Not really, actually! I prefer the yules generally

For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches...….if you have a BoS would you like a page for it from your witch?
Yes, I would!

What house were you sorted into?
Slytherin. Or Ravenclaw. Slytherin aesthetically, but really a ravenclaw

foxwrapped

foxwrapped

 

Switch Witch 2018 condiments and doodads

10/15/18

There are some really awesome spice shops in NYC. Would you like/need any herbs or spices?

Anything from this curiosity shop the type of thing that interests you? Dreadful Curiosities: https://www.facebook.com/pg/dreadfulcuriosities/photos/

10/14/18

For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches....if you have a Book of Spells would you like a page for it from your witch?

What house were you sorted into?

10/13/18

Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus?

Does anything from either of these shops interest you?
The Stitchety Witch stitch creations and patterns
Black Abbey Studios art w/ a gothic tendency

Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get?

What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)?

Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in? (This could be a very specific sub like sihaya or lootcrate or an idea/concept you're interested in without a specific company in mind, like "book related candles").

Coffee or Tea?
Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye?

What are your DISO BPAL dreams?

10/12/18

Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries?

Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in?

Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?

How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges?

10/11/18

Can you link to your non forum wishlists/goodreads if you haven't already done so?

If you're a yarn user, what kinds of yarn do you like best?   Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need?
So I do tarot and I am sort of reexpirementing with wiccan stuff but I am going slow and really kind of newbish right now.

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels?
Ah, vials maybe as I cannot find mine. But not a ton.

10/10/18

Let's get specific about this knitting thing! Do any of these items/styles appeal? I've numbered these so you can just reference numbers if you like!
4

If your witch was able to obtain digital media that you could not access (TV, movies, books, etc.), is there anything you have been in search of for quite a while? If yes, what devices do you use to play such (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.)?
Books, epub.

Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything!
Yes. Just yes. Despite no longer being a sort of anime Otaku fangirl of the worst kind, I still hold a super specila place in my heart for all things Japan. Both traditional and modern, and I sort of love Jrock and Jpop.

10/9/18

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer? http://www.nerdlacquer.com/
So I like a fee but caveat I never do my nails because I suck at it bad =/
White Hole, Shut Up Wesley, smuggler and gambler, Carrie!, Dax Balmshell   10/8/18

Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe?
I do not think so.

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds?
Uh if it is unusual or homemade, yes. Otherwise no as I rarely indulge. Anything but anise/licorice.

Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors?
Fingerless gloves, other non wearables. Jewel tones, monochrome.

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it?
Enjoy it. As well as other authors or things that base off that universe mythos.   Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want?
I am not, and no thank you.   I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com)
All in silve and moonstone or opalr: To the moon and back necklace, spiraled full moon ring (no idea on size though)

Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)?
I mean, sort of. Texture is most important to my feet so decorative socks are usually too rough or textured. But if you find very soft ones, ankle high.

10/7/18

Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month? (Witches, I'll happily send one to your witchee if they would like it)
Sure, who hates mail? Idk where I wojld put it afterward though. Kiddo will prolly steal it.   Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?
It seems like everything here has sulfates in spades so lal probably too harsh for my sensitive skin.

Deceitfuldescender

Deceitfuldescender

 

Switch Witch 2018 Answers

Edit: Working on fixing my wishlist so it may be in progress but it's here! https://www.wishlistr.com/coltostallion

Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month? (Witches, I'll happily send one to your witchee if they would like it)
No thank you

Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?
Body cream, soap and body scrubs are always fun, scentwise OM, Tombstone, Rook & Raven and Opium Den

Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe?
I really liked the Book of Spells hand lotion from... I think it was Poison Apple Apothecary?

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds?
No thank you

Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors?
No thank you

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it?
Meh

Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want?
Nope, won't be participating

I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com)
Not that into jewelry

Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)?
Definitely! Ankle high preferred generally

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer? http://www.nerdlacquer.com/
I don't really wear nail polish

Let's get specific about this knitting thing! Do any of these items/styles appeal? I've numbered these so you can just reference numbers if you like!
Not really much into knitted things to be honest

If your witch was able to obtain digital media that you could not access (TV, movies, books, etc.), is there anything you have been in search of for quite a while? If yes, what devices do you use to play such (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.; can you use a flash drive)?
In these words by Neko Kichiku but that's all I can think of... I have a kobo and windows and can use a flash drive

Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need?
No thanks

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels?
Vials and labels would be nice!

Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries?
Yes to spooky stuff! Maybe not bigfoot and aliens... unsolved mysteries, sure

Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?
I'm going to be honest... I've been so busy I haven't looked >.<

How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges?
Don't really use them

Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in?
Short answer, no

Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus?
Neither?

Does anything from either of these shops interest you?
The Stitchety Witch stitch creations and patterns
Black Abbey Studios art w/ a gothic tendency
Not so much, no

Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get?
Something to eat? I'm a fatass

What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)?
New board/card games. I don't need them... but I want them... but I don't NEED them.

Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in? (This could be a very specific sub like sihaya or lootcrate or an idea/concept you're interested in without a specific company in mind, like "book related candles").
Nope

Coffee or Tea?
Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye?
Do they have a tea to make angry intestines happy? Last person I asked that looked at me like I was crazy but I still hope

What are your DISO BPAL dreams?
I don't know that I could choose one of my wishlist that I want most... I know I want more of Boadicea but as for something I desperately want to try... there's too many

For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches....if you have a Book of Spells would you like a page for it from your witch?
N/A

What house were you sorted into?
Ravenclaw

coltostallion

coltostallion

 

2018 Halloween Switch Witch Questions

There are some really awesome spice shops in NYC. Would you like/need any herbs or spices?
Anything middle eastern or north african! smoked paprika is always always welcome!

Anything from this curiosity shop the type of thing that interests you? Dreadful Curiosities: https://www.facebook.com/pg/dreadfulcuriosities/photos/
Yeah! that looks pretty neat, i love funky little things.

For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches....if you have a Book of Spells would you like a page for it from your witch?
that would be fucking awesome!
What house were you sorted into?
ravenclaw!

10/13/18

Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus?
omg only one?! grown up witch me loves practical magic for many reasons. spooky, halloween me loves hocus pocus for halloween and nostalgia.

Does anything from either of these shops interest you? No thank you
The Stitchety Witch stitch creations and patterns
Black Abbey Studios art w/ a gothic tendency

Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get?
nothing in particular
What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)?
I can't think of anything!
Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in? (This could be a very specific sub like sihaya or lootcrate or an idea/concept you're interested in without a specific company in mind, like "book related candles").
goddess provisions and anything witchy or new age-y. Sihaya is nice! I make candles, so I don't need anything with candles. I wouldn't want a book one since I like to pick out my own.

Coffee or Tea?
Coffee moreso, but I like tea a lot too.

Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye?
WITCHES BREW!!! stormy night looks good too. ooooh and maple matcha.
What are your DISO BPAL dreams?
hellhound on my trail
10/12/18

Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries?
Yeah! Ghosts mostly.

Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in?
My favorite is Lord of Misrule and I love the butter bear/butter balls.
Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?
There are a lot I want to try! ZOE AND THE GOAT, encapment of shepherds, junpier nourished, the goat and the vine, the witches ride, mostly. Samhainophobia, Lambs Wool, Pumpkin Musk and Black Oudh, The Hare, This Wan White, a certain nameless awe, a young boy and his brother. DEAD LEAVES! and vanilla incense, red carnations, maple sap, sugar cookies.

LILITHS! blue blankie, don't tell me heaven, meditation buddy, roof goblins, the dream is big enough

How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges?
YES! I love enamel pins, and patches.

10/11/18

Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need?
This was my question and I am super witchy!

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels?[
No thank you!


10/10/18

Let's get specific about this knitting thing! Do any of these items/styles appeal? I've numbered these so you can just reference numbers if you like!

These!:


Shawls/wraps/cowls:
1. Gradient Asymmetrical Simple Wrap (https://www.ravelry....ns/library/boom) (I'd dye the yarn myself for this one)
2. Dragon Wing Cowl (https://www.ravelry....ragon-wing-cowl)
3. Textured Cowl (https://www.ravelry....lview-road-cowl)

Mitts/mittens:
4. Multi-Directional Fingerless Mitts (https://www.ravelry....ingerless-mitts)
5. Arched Gusset Mittens (https://www.ravelry....-gusset-mittens)

Hats:
7. Simple Beanie (https://www.ravelry....runswick-beanie)

Sillies:
10. Beans the Cat (https://www.ravelry....y/beans-the-cat
11. Little Kindness Monster (https://www.ravelry....indness-monster
12. L'il P'kin (https://www.ravelry....bitty-pumpkin-3

If your witch was able to obtain digital media that you could not access (TV, movies, books, etc.), is there anything you have been in search of for quite a while? If yes, what devices do you use to play such (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.)?
I can't think of anything!

Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything!
Gudetama and Aggretsuko are my favorites! My husband used to live in Japan and also likes cute things from there. Sumikko Gurashi (omg I am butchering the spellings here) is a household favorite. Fun kit-kat flavors, kitty things, Japanese Halloween things, Pusheen, and Ghibli stuff!
Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer? http://www.nerdlacquer.com/
No thank you.

Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe?
I can't think of any!

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds?
Yay!!! I love gin and whisky most of all. Bitters are also most welcome. My favorite cocktails are old fashioneds and gin and tonics.

Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors?
Yes! I lost my handwarmers in Iceland a few weeks ago. I would love handwarmers or fingerless gloves. I like grey, mustard, dark reds and purples.

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it?
Very meh.

Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want?
No thank you.

I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com)
OOOH. I LOVE moonstones and work with them regularly in my witchy practices. I don't have any labradorite pieces, but also love it. I adore jewelry and wear lots of it. I have been wanting a midi ring! They seem to have lots of pretty thing in silver and rose gold - something I've been wanting to get more of. I wear lots of rings (size 6 ring finger, or up a couple sizes for index finger) have lots of ear piercings and wear bracelets regularly. For necklaces, I prefer at least 20". I really like their moon phase stuff! I actually like pretty much everything, except for things that have a halo of stones around it or lots of bling to it.

Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)?
I do love socks, but I have a lot. I prefer ankle length. Bombas are my favorite brand!

Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month? (Witches, I'll happily send one to your witchee if they would like it)
I keep reading this as "St. Pancreas" so YES. <3

Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?FYI - I don't have a bathtub. Gringott's sounds TDF! I love bar soaps, so they'd be most welcome. I don't need any lotions or scrubs. Hair stuff, perfume, and bar soap would be great!


samhainschimera

samhainschimera

 

Switch Witch '18 -- Hi Witch!

My BPAL wishlist is linked in my signature, so if you have gotten here, you have probably been there as well.... Here's my Amazon wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/6D1ZI60Y3H6P Here's Modcloth (I know Modcloth's stuff is often expensive and sells out quickly, but I thought it might be helpful to give you an idea of what I like) etsy is unfortunately another story. My etsy faves are not public, so I can just try listing some ~$30-&-under things I like there... polyester shirt, bat toy (purple, not keychain), leaf ring, moon towel, fluorite crystal, bee you brooch (pastel), fuerza candle (whatever color), dangle studs (12), cosmic ray pin


I guess this is as good of a time as any to say that I will try to semi-ignore questions that I've already addressed thoroughly in my questionnaire, or that don't apply at all. I can do a little collection of the topics here just for quick reference though (and dear Witch, if you need more info, just let me know): possibly interested, but covered thoroughly in my original questionnaire: alcohol not interested, whether or not mentioned in original questionnaire: knitted items (yes, I guess the little bat toy I linked to on etsy is a knitted item, but it can be the exception that proves the rule, right? I already have a plainer small black knitted bat but that very cute one on etsy just really caught my eye!), socks, NaNoWriMo, re-watching or owning movies.


On to actual questions I've actually answered...

I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you?
I like the Moonlighters earrings, Edged Lustre silver/moonstone ring, Petite Double silver/labradorite ring. From the sale, I like the Knowing Eye necklace and the Moon Eclipse ring.

Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe?
I waited awhile to answer this one because I was giving it some thought. As sometimes happens, this led to another question. So I remembered a couple of super-glittery nail polish brands I used to be into, Nerdlacquer and Rainbow Honey. I wanted to make sure I correctly typed whether the company names were one word or two words, and lo and behold, Nerdlacquer is back. So I'll do a separate question about that. But I do miss Rainbow Honey's glittery nail polishes. Once I have a blog post for this round, I can update this question if I think of anything else.

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer (nerdlacquer.com)?
I personally would like (sorry for weird formatting, I wanted to leave the special character in the first product name): Strålen Monstres Grootslang Phaya Naga Take A Look, It's In A Book! from the Vintage Archive: All of Time & Space, Pinin' for the Fjords, Hyperspace Bypass, Exterminate, The Lando System, Batcave, The Quantum Bluniverse Hanna Nazi Punks F... Off I Just Do Eyes Shut Up, Wesley * mini quads are also available for $18, where one gets 4 mini nail polishes to try. I ordered one from Nerdlacquer back in the day, and definitely wouldn't mind trying the things listed above in mini-form

St. Pancras Renaissance hotel postcard?
Why not?

Future Primitive?
Soap: Gringotts, Potages Cauldrons, The Gloaming, Cordwainer, Cracked Coconut, Rook & Raven, Rose Cardamom, White Witch
Whipped Soap: Cordwainer, Rook & Raven, Orange Coconut Mallow, Sylph
Bubbling Bathing Grains: Bell Book & Candle, Cordwainer, Orange Coconut Mallow, Rook & Raven, Sparklebox, Sylph

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it?
Somewhere in between "meh" and "love," which I guess would be "like?" I think I usually say that if the Alice in Wonderland themed thing seems like something I'd like based on my other interests/preferences, go for it.

Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need?
I am low-key witchy I guess. I mean, at least I'm not not-witchy.... In my Switch Witch '18 blog I've already linked to a crystal and a candle that I like, so I guess that fits this question. I also enjoy stick incense, but I already have a large amount of it because the Witch I had last year sent me the motherlode. My favorite incense by far is the classic sampler from https://incense.net/ .

Lush-xmas? Puddy Holly Yog Nog Yule Log Rudolph Snow Fairy Cold-pressed soap The North Polar Bear Left the Tap on for the Northern Lights soap and, y'know... if you're already there and all, I also like non-yule items such as Ectoplasm shower cream, Happy Hippy/Plum Rain/Olive Branch shower gels, and the Rose Jam bubbleroon.


Does anyone have a favorite source for vintage or handmade jewelry?
I dunno if it makes sense to answer this like it is about me, but on etsy I like Katofmanycolors (in case my Witch is peeping this, I especially like this) and urbanlegend (I really like these though they are a bit pricy).

Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything!
I like green tea kitkats quite a bit, and I also like the Meltykiss chocolate I've tried in the past. Things have kind of dried up on the penpal front so I guess I don't need any stationery really, but I would still like cute/weird stickers even though I likely don't have much of a use for them. Sanrio-wise I'm a Chococat/My Melody type. San-X-wise, I like Kutusita Nyanko. If I think of anything else, I can update in my blog.

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels?
Wouldn't mind some pipettes.

How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges?
They are fine and I have some? I don't wear them often or change them out often on the few garments I have them on though. I think I linked to one I like in my blog... but since they are usually relatively inexpensive, if you find one you think I'd like, it's up to you....

Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?
Hmm... here we go with a time-consuming one. So, I've gotten or requested decants from all of these releases that I thought I had a good chance of liking, but there's usually a "second tier" of things I'm curious about but not sure enough to even get a decant for myself. Breaking it down:
Weenies: Illimitable Dominion Over All (I just smelled this at a meet&sniff and it was lovely!), Jacob w/the Daughters of Laban, Lithograph of a Mountain Goat, Midnight Bonfire, Pomegranate Grove: Snake Oil, Pumpkin Musk & Black Oudh, Ruhende Ziege mit Kitzchen, Studie Einer Ziege.
Fatherhood: tried Family Resemblance at the same meet&sniff, it was pretty nice so I wouldn't mind owning some.
Motherhood: Wouldn't mind more Don't Tell me Heaven is Under the Earth.

Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries?
Not hugely into that stuff. I mean, there are some cute things out there with ghosts/skeletons, so I don't want to discount them entirely though. My fave cryptid is probably Mothman... I saw a cool "Mothman is my copilot" sticker on a car yesterday, in fact.

What are your DISO BPAL dreams?
Oh, you don't wanna know. I will dig that up from last year's blog just in case though. Goth Queen The Laughter of Loki

Coffee or Tea?
Okay, I know I talked about this in my original questionnaire, let me see if I can think of anything else important on this subject though. My household does drink coffee. Whole-bean and ground are both fine. We prefer medium roast rather than darker roasts. The only flavored coffees we really like are cinnamon and coconut (have only tried this separately but I guess I'd try them together if that exists). As for tea, I think I've already said that bags/sachets are much preferred to loose tea, but I'll mention it just in case. I don't think I want stuff from David's Teas... I was briefly excited that they had Cream Earl Grey but then I saw that people were majorly upset that they had changed the formulation so I decided I'd better steer clear. I do like the Cream Earl Grey from Capital Teas though (looks to be out of stock in sachets at the moment).

Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in?
Would like to subscribe to one for Japanese treats and such. I know Bokksu is one, I'm sure there are others. *EDIT* I remembered another one, the Kizuna box.

Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get?
Whatever my Witch thinks I would like would be great. If I really have to pick something, I guess bar soap? I mean, nice ones are everywhere and they usually aren't that expensive, and I don't have a huge stash of it right now, so that would definitely work if that helps.

Hmm... long paragraph incoming... I'm still updating the semi-ignored topics section above, so I almost put this near that section because it goes back to the original questionnaire rather than the in-thread questions, but then I decided to just put it here. Anyway, the original questionnaire mentioned under $10 and over $10 things we wanted. I will use this opportunity to ask for cooking and baking related stuff because there hasn't really been a question about that yet. So from Penzey's I'd like some Bold Taco Seasoning, or Sandwich Sprinkle, or Special Seasoned Sea Salt. I prefer jars to bags, and jars of all of those are less than $10. You could also get me some Vietnamese Cinnamon or vanilla extract from Penzey's, I go through those really quickly (the Vietnamese cinnamon is under $10, I think vanilla extract is slightly over, so it can count as the over-$10 part of this question. I'd rather have either double-acting or Mexican vanilla extract than the regular single-acting one). My mind then turns to extremely fancy sprinkles from a website I just discovered. They are just under or just over $10 depending on the amount and type. I like Little Prince, Purple Pony Party, Dark Rainbow, Smitten Kitten, Starry Night, and Blue Tinsel. Hope that helps since I didn't answer that question in my original questionnaire!

So it looks like there was a question about spices. I guess I already mentioned some things in my last huge paragraph. The only other thing I can think of is sumac, I've been wanting some of that since I have a few recipes that call for it.

Dreadful Curiousities:
The framed "vintage Halloween" stuff with cats/bats is pretty cute. The other stuff pictured is not really my style.

Alchemy & Dust:
I'd wear these earrings, I like these too.

When I was looking over my original questionnaire recently, I saw that I said that if there wasn't a Haus of Gloi question, I'd address this in my blog, so I guess I need to do that as time is short. From the Fall II section, I'd like White Lodge soap, or the whipped soap in Spider Silk or Cozy Pumpkin. From the Fall section, I'd like Cozy Pumpkin soap. Looking at soap listed by product, Violet, Warm Mahogany, Coconut Jasmine, and Orange Ginger Patchouli sound nice.

board games:
So I think I have some Trivial Pursuit related stuff on my Amazon wishlist? Would also consider Perquackey (Amazon usually has it used for okay prices). Otherwise I'm really not a board game person.

RenFaire:
I'm prettymuch always interested in bar soap, earrings, and stick incense from Renaissance Faires. But like I said, I have way too much stick incense right now so I don't really need any unless it's from Devonshire/incense.net (I know she sells at some faires up north, but not sure about that one). So the other two things, maybe? Otherwise, usually there are cool wooden boxes for sale too, but I usually think they are too expensive for me. So I guess I'm saying, use your judgment, Dear Witch...

neptuneanblues

neptuneanblues

 

Halloween 2018 SW

Wishlist help!
BPAL: http://www.bpal.org/topic/127-wishlist/page__st__1900__p__1566904?do=findComment&comment=1566904
AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1OASHS9ZEEHNF/ref=cm_sw_su_w
ETSY: http://www.etsy.com/people/effluere/favorites

10/9/18

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer?
Nail polish? Probably not really my thing. I rarely paint my nails. In the summer I pedicure occasionally but we are heading into the long winter so.

10/8/18

Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe?
HAUNT. I miss you Haunt, I miss you so much. Collectors Cabinet and Witch Wife are favorites - scrubs in particular. I still have some oils and glosses but seriously - I would take any haunt scrub you could find. I just used my last one.

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds?
Yay! I like anything "interesting" - infusions, interesting bitters, etc. I also love gins and bourbons. And wine. And beer. Ok, I love it all.

Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors?
Sure! I love knitted things. Scarves and hats are best in a less chunky yarn. Color question is in my survey.

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it?
I like it but I have no strong love/hate feelings.

Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want?
Nope.

I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com)
I generally love jewerly. I wear necklaces most often, usually silver, love all stones. I leave this at my witch's discretion!

Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)?
Socks are always great! I usually wear ankle or crew cut and often love fun patterns.

10/7/18

Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month? (Witches, I'll happily send one to your witchee if they would like it)
Not necessary.

Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?
The whipped soap looks good! I think I've answered the best notes question (also a lot of my favorite notes are listed in my wishlist link). Also I need to update my BPAL wishlist!

ellebelle

ellebelle

 

SW 2018 Q&A of Doom

Ok...
Here's the ever-changing list of questions from the SW thread, updated as much as I can keep up with it...
NEW
(10/15)
Anything from this curiosity shop that interests you
OMG yes everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(10/14/18)
Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything!
I don't know what to ask for... I LOVE weird candy and snacks (nothing too out there for my Americanized palate, though...) I like Gudetama (sp? the weird depressed egg??) and really anything foreign fascinates me so... sure!! OH!! someone once sent me a strange, tiny penis warrior statue which reminds me of the fertility fest in Japan where they parade the giant cocks around... I like strange little figures and such...
I'm easy...

Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus?
Didn't really know that was an either or thing... probably haven't watched either one in a dozen years. I do like The Craft as others have said...


Does anything from either of these shops interest you?
The Stitchety Witch (https://www.etsy.com...estitchetywitch) cross stitch creations and patterns
Black Abbey Studios ( http://www.blackabbeystudios.com)art w/ a gothic tendency


Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get?
I don't really go into this with expectations... probably will love anything you send... that said... I guess I DO always hope for something that I wouldn't have bought for myself that is in line with my tastes... or something from a company I've not tried/heard of that I will enjoy... something new and surprising.

What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)?
hmmmm... there are so many many things...
a lot of jewelry
dog clothes/costumes
most of the things on my amazon WL lol

On a slightly related note, does anyone have a favorite source for vintage or handmade jewelry?
I shop a lot of the local artists markets here where I live. Bohemian Jewel and Finery Elaborate Adornments (both on Etsy/FB/Instagram) are two of my favorites (and full disclosure: owned by two friends of mine)

NEW QUESTION! What are your DISO BPAL dreams?
Always DISO Voodoo Queen...
a bottle of Hellion would rock my world...
I tend to buy up all the Snake Charmer I see, but I have enough I don't think it qualifies as DISO anymore...
Aged Perversion (like cobalt bottle aged, preferably)

Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in?
YES!!! I've just recently found out about such things, never tried one, and am DYING to order something... not sure what I want though so I haven't pulled the trigger. All these look cool...
Brat Box (pins and patches)
Loot Crate
GlobeIn (homestuff)
Vellabox (candles)
and BarkBox or one of the similar pet ones


Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?
Weenies 2018:
Inside the Golden Amber of Her Eyeballs
Midnight Bonfire(?)
Witch Bride (?)
This Wan White Humming Hive
The Night is Waning Away
The Great He Goat
Zoe and the Goat*
Pomegranate: Dorian*
Pomegranate: Snake Oil*

Fatherhood 2018:
Puppet Kitty
My Little Pop Star


Lilith 2018:
Don't Tell Me Heaven is Under Earth
Euterpe's Ukelale
The Dream is Big Enough For Everyone
True Love**

OLDER LEs:
Apple X*************************
Pumpkin Spiced Perversion******* (how the fuck did I miss this?!?)
Aquarius 2016
Jiggery Pokey


For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches...….if you have a BoS would you like a page for it from your witch?
I'm not really that kind of witch

What house were you sorted into?
I do not know my House




(10/12/18)
Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need?
hmmmmm... yes is the short answer.
I love incense, sage, palo santo, etc. I adore crystals and am actively trying to learn more about them (so books on crystals are awesome, as are actual crystals I DO have the The Crystal Bible by Hall but other books welcome)
my whole house is a giant alter of sorts so supplies are always good... things that are decorative are always good such as table runners, scarves, alter cloths, etc, or little dishes/bowls to put offerings/herbs/whatever in... I don't do a ton of rituals that involve "action"... more a lot of "prayin' and layin'" as my friends call it.... sort of a purposeful display of sacred objects with intention whispered over them more than something you'd see in The Craft or whatever.
CANDLES!!!! I love candles...

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels?
I don't really decant

(10/5ish/18)
Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month?
Sure, frameable postcards are always awesome

Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?
I have never heard of them before but the lotions look amazing

Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe?
meh... unless you can find me some Voodoo Queen

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds?
most definitely YAY!
I drink tequila almost exclusively...
but I'm not actively opposed to anything except gin and jack daniels.

Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors?
as I said in my questionnaire... Texas = hot... but with that in mind... knitted things are awesome...

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it?
love love love love love

Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want?
no...
no nanowrimo...
no spare time

I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com)
omg! everything?? faves include: majestic ornament, radiant luster, lynx light, cosmic love, eye candy, eternal bliss, gothic affair, ... I could go on and on and on...

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer (nerdlacquer.com)?
so...I JUST spent too much $ on a bunch of BPTP claw polish and don't NEED any more...
that said, the Electro Flash lip stuff looks awesome and I'd totally WEAR and USE more polish (their stuff looks wonderful)... I just refuse to window shop for some as I fear it will negatively impact my pocketbook LOL

goddessrobyn

goddessrobyn

 

Switch Witch 2018 Questions

Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month?
that sounds great!

Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?
potagas cauldrons and surrender dorothy from the halloween collection sound amazing.

Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe?
I have been on the hunt for BPAL's Ozymandias. It is my most desperate of ISOs. Also if anyone happens to have any of the Lush Life's a Beach body scrub that was basically scented sand I LOVE it. I've been rationing the last of my container for years now.

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds?
Very much yea! I love sweet and semi sweet wines. I like vodka and rum, and any sort of fruity or floral liquor. For beer I like fruit beers and lighter beers. Also I LOVE sake. Nigori and sparkling sake are my favorites. Also jelly sake is really fun.

Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors?
I love knitted stuff! Especially hats and long scarves~

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland?
I like it!

Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want?
No I'm not

I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com)
I love Necklaces: Blessed Lunas and moon elixir
Earrings: colliding moons, dos lunas,
Rings: Dolphin Diver, enchanted teardrop, waves, spring bloom

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer?
not really, I'm pretty overstocked on nail polish.

Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)?
I'm trying to transition to wearing tights more out and about as I've recently started wearing predominantly skirts. For when I'm at home however I'd love some cute ankle socks. I also love toe socks and fuzzy socks.

Let's get specific about this knitting thing! Do any of these items/styles appeal? I've numbered these so you can just reference numbers if you like!
2, 3, 4, 9 (I especially love this one as I have short hair with cut outs around the ears so my ears freeze in winter!), and 10!

If your witch was able to obtain digital media that you could not access (TV, movies, books, etc.), is there anything you have been in search of for quite a while? If yes, what devices do you use to play such (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.; can you use a flash drive)?
I am an avid fan of Air Disaster/Mayday but America is always seasons behind the rest of the world and finding reliable streams and downloads can be difficult. I use a macbook pro to watch and I can use a flash drive.

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels?
A resounding YES! I'm currently drowning in pipettes but standard labels and sample vials get used up so quickly that I'm always in need.


Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need?
I've been interested in starting to practice again. I haven't been a practicing witch since high school but I've been feeling increasingly called back but I'm starting over from scratch. So I pretty much need everything and lots of books. I like books.


Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything!
Oh boy my favorite question! First off kit kats. I LOVE trying different types of kit kats. Also anything melon or black sesame flavored. I've been on the hunt for black sesame seed pocky for years, I know they were seasonal but I'm hoping they'll be rereleased. I also love plate/dishware (I have a subscription with kizuna box for just this reason), bento boxes and supplies, recipe books (google translate works great on recipes) and FGO/Fate/Type Moon stuff. I listed specific characters in my questionnaire. I also have not been able to get the latest FGO Character Materials book yet.
Also you could just like raid a Daiso and I'm sure I'd love everything. Unfortunately I'm on the east coast of the US so we don't have any. I know they have a lot of cute plastic storage bins, a friend sent me one in one of her packages once and I'd really like more.

Can you link to your non forum wishlists/goodreads if you haven't already done so?
https://docs.google.com/document/d/10lqJA0IvJ7MnI4apqBSBu-weziwH29tx_BYJ-7su6n0/edit?usp=sharing

If you're a yarn user, what kinds of yarn do you like best?
I'm not a yarn user.

Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries?
Sure I guess, unsolved mysteries are definitely fun and I like ghost stuff.

Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in?
Snowflakes knot wrap, winter floral knot wrap, shoot for the stars bath bomb, holey night bath bomb, cherry christmas bath bomb

Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?
I ended up with only 2 decants of Support Your Local Queens after my circle but I really like it and would love to get more.

How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges?
I love them! I have fabric covered bulletin boards I keep them on

Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus?
Hocus Pocus, I haven't actually seen Practical Magic

Does anything from either of these shops interest you?
The Stitchety Witch (https://www.etsy.com...estitchetywitch) cross stitch creations and patterns
Black Abbey Studios ( http://www.blackabbeystudios.com)art w/ a gothic tendency
I love the art prints! My favorites are faithful friend, midnight magic, and triggered.

Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get?
I'd love to get something handmade whether it's knitwear, an art piece, or food.
What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)?
I'm always looking at jewelry but I always end up not buying it for myself.

Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in?(This could be a very specific sub like sihaya or lootcrate or an idea/concept you're interested in without a specific company in mind, like "book related candles").
I currently have a subscription with kizuna box for their lifestyle box but I'd love to try their snack box as well. I'd also love to try a tea or coffee box (I have a keurig but have fill your own cups for ground coffee). I also like lifestyle boxes.

Coffee or Tea?
Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye?
Witch's Brew, the Lil Ripper Bottle, and the butterfly pea flowers from the halloween section look great! From the rest of the store Peachy Lychee looks to die for good.

What house were you sorted into?
I'm a Slythinpuff! Even mixture Slytherin and Hufflepuff.

Anything from this curiosity shop the type of thing that interests you?
Those cat skulls are awesome! I currently have a bobcat skull I got from a taxidermist years ago that sits on my bookshelf named Hissy lol. I also love those butterfly shadow boxes.

For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches...….if you have a BoS would you like a page for it from your witch?
I don't currently have a BoS

There are some really awesome spice shops in NYC. Would you like/need any herbs or spices?
Big yes! Especially more unusual spices or herbs since we have a cabinet full of spices right now (but more is always great, my mom and I are addicted top Penzeys Spices!)

if you were my Witchee, would you like a crocheted doll related to one of your interests?
I would love that!


Dear Witchee, assuming you are at least a little witchy, and you're into crystals/rocks - that's kinda my forte. Would you want me to put a collection of rocks/gems together for you? And if so, is there anything you'd want me to focus on? (health, peace, protection, creativity, love, etc...)
Yes most definitely! Anything to help with stress and anxiety would be much appreciated.

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