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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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Some swapping misc help!

Okay....here's some lemmings of mine!   Chocolate:  milk, *dark milk*, dark, with almonds/hazlenuts, plain...yep, it's all good! I don't like white chocolate, or fruit (esp dislike raisins). I love caramels. I like crispies - but, I don't like much of the Cadbury European chocolate range....go figure! However, I love love love Ritter Sport milk chocolate with whole hazlenuts, and milk chocolate butter biscuits. I also just adore fudge....yummm....chocolate, chocolate walnut and peanut butter. I like Peanut M&M's, Snickers, Kit Kats, Peppermint Patties....it's pretty much all good. I got treated with chocolates from www.burdickchocolate.com and I'm in love - especially with their mice and penguins! I've had and adore Vosges Barcelona Bar and Goji Bar, but the others don't do much for me, like I thought they might. I like Godiva, and adore Ghiradelli. Lindt makes a sea salt dark chocolate bar that is the bomb, as well as milk chocolate sea salt truffles. Tim Tams are for the win, and I prefer a liquidy caramel to a chewy one. Did I mention I like chocolate?? If you live near a Trader Joe's, I am seriously addicted to their dark chocolate coated nutty bites as well as their chocolate covered butterscotch caramels!  I adore them, and my nearest TJ's is a 90 minute drive away! I also love the chocolate covered peppermint JoJo's! I can also use a South African spice grinder as mine is all.  I love their different spice grinders!  My favorite non-chocolate candies are Smarties, Sweettarts, Spree, Pixie Stix and Swedish red fish. I don't chew gum.   I'm a knitter, and I'm absolutely in love with this! I can always use yarn, especially the 100% cotton yarn like sugar n' cream, stitch markers, needle protectors..... For knitting I need 6/0 beads, preferably with an iridescent shine to them....   Books - I love books. I read pretty much anything in print. My wishlist on Paperbackswap.com is always updated, and I'd love to receive credits there - I'm 'deazinn' there as well - and on Makeupalley. I also adore music - haven't started an Itunes wishlist yet, but I'll get there - in the meantime, I've listed some music/book/dvd wants on Amazon - link is in my signature.   Agatha Blois Carnival Wax = I absolutely and totally adore 1965 and will devour any amount...   I really like Wyrding Studio's hammered copper/bronze shawl pins I have many of Alicia's (E&A) pieces favorited in Etsy. I am currently in love with the leggings/tunic trend.....I would be in a medium *size 10* in leggings, and Walmart has some fleece lined ones right now in the Halloween and Fall prints pretty cheap! In tunics, I need a 1X or 2X, depending - I have a 40C bust and don't like skin tight tops.   I love candles! Etailers are really welcome here...I've never ordered from any but Dark Candles. Love some of their scents, others are meh. I love Yankee Candles. I have two faboo tart warmers, and tarts are most welcome. I'd really love some unscented tarts, so I can mix oils into them. In the spring, I go citrusy and seaside scents. In the fall/winter I go apples and spices, strong evergreen/balsam, and creamy oatmeal and honey scents.   Yankee Candle had a candle called Merry Marshmallow which was a vanilla sugar and marshmallow scent that I adored and would love to have tarts and/or candles in that scent if you can find some!!  The Yankee ones are d/c but I've found some that are close........I also need a small pack, like 6, of unscented tea lights for my tea warmer.    I adore Calvin and Hobbes, and have all of those books - tho' not the really expensive leather bound editions which contain all of the comics. I'd love to have a C&H mug or Tshirt, but they're hard to come by. I also love Karen from Will and Grace, watch Sex and the City - I am SO a Samantha, and adore Friends. I watch a lot of medical dramas, and would love some way to watch all the seasons of ER. I own Season 1 of Veronica Mars, and Season 2 or 3 would be great! I also need Season 2 of Dollhouse.......   I love tea, and drink a lot of it. All types, Red, Green, Black, herbal, you name it I'll drink it! I don't like anything with a licorace/anise taste (or smell) or Earl Grey/bergamot, but I do love fruits and cinnamon flavors. Got Golden Moon's Vanilla Mint loose tea and I LOVE it! Other personal favorites are Stash's Christmas Eve, and Celestial Seasoning's Nutcracker Sweet, and Candy Cane Lane. I do have quite a bit of tea right now. We also have a Keurig, so K-cups of any flavor are most welcome as well! I only own one teacup with saucer, and would love more. Disney has a gorgeous one right now!! I'd also welcome a large pottery tea pot, my largest one is only good for 2 ish cups.  If you can pick up an electric teakettle somewhere that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, I've wanted one for a while now and can't quite convince the hubs we need one, he says the Keurig is good enough.....um, no?   I can also use well insulated tea caddys, one for my small Boden (I'll edit this with the oz size) and for any tea pot you may send along!!   

deazinn

deazinn

 

Switch Witch 2019

9/18/19
 
Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/ Sylph and Orange Coconut Mallow sound lovely    Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of? Ha, maybe Return of the Living Dead, or They Live, if that counts   Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)? sure, I like long scarves and loose knit caps that don't restrict my big oblong head 😑   Do any of these knitted items appeal to you? I like the mittens and the cowl!   How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)? Probably not clothes or books, but hard objects that can be sterilized are fine    9/20/19   I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested?  Sure, that brand looks gorgeous    Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands? Sure   Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated?  Some of the Ariel stuff is cute    What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?) Animal rescue is a no-brainer, but god who doesn't love pie? Or boozy candy?   I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations?  Just about anything! I enjoy Seattle and London the most (though I have a disproportionately large collection of London shotglasses   9/22 Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie. I like cute stickers and office supplies! Finding snacks is a challenge.    Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love? Nail polish, anything lavender scented like hand creams and stuff. Blotting papers.    Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? Rose tulsi tea, lots of teas actually. All of the vegan snacks.    Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive? Hm. I don't think this is a fun item but I'm in the market for a new dish sponge holder.   9/23: Liliths? I've been loosely planning to pick up these from a decant circle: And Sing, And Sing  Bits of Birnam Wood Gnome Ruckus Health Goth Impromptu Goat Yoga Lazy Daisy The Scottish Princess Vampire Tween Birthday Surprise Cat-Lilith and Cat-Dad Go Hawks! Lilith’s First Concert   LUSH? I like Sleepy, and I need to get a new Vanishing Cream soon. And Tea Tree toner.    9/28/19   Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share? I think they are up on the spreadsheet!   And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size? Necklaces, I will wear anything from a collar choker to a waist length pendant, since I'm tall. Don't know my official wrist size, not tiny for sure, but not that big either.   Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy? Oh my, now I have another kind of tea to obsess over. Brighton Rock and Moondrop Dreams look gorgeous. And Bears Like Marmalade reminds me of my cat! Kung Flu fighter and Earl Grey Roobios seem like solid bets too.   Oh my stars, and a Rainbow Matcha collection? I will definitely be shopping for this tea at some point in the future.   Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??   I can always use more, my bathroom towel colors are all shades of blue and green but I am not fussy.   is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy?  No specific thoughts!   9/29/19   There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com) I'm not answering this promptly but that brand is beautiful.   How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used? Sure, if there's one my witch feels would be meaningful to send to me. I'm not all that well versed in the cards however.   Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye? Yes, any! I love all metallics and iridescent colors.    9/30/19   do you have a favourite saying or quote? Most anything Dorothy Parker said.   How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit?
I'm weenie! Jalapeno is about my spiciest possible number.
  How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom? Not really my thing tho I know there are some pretty af ones out there.   10/1/19   A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)   Any fiber issues? Vegan preferred! I'd love to have a whole crochet dress or long jacket someday 😊 tho not expecting my Witch to make it, lol   About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else!  Nothing definite yet! Here is what I am considering decants of (thankfully I am safe from lots of the Weenies, unlike the Lils):   Apple Sugar Cardamom Cream Pumpkin Cake Pistachio Pumpkin Truffle Pumpkin Cheesecake Hair Gloss Pumpkin Latte The Listeners   Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc) A bit! I love special liqueurs and such - not as into beer, wine or mead, with the exception of sparkling wines.   10/2/19   Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in?  Need? No. Want? Always. I love brights from Cupcake Polish, and neutrals, darks and jewel tones from ILNP.   Does anyone else do nail wraps? Not really though I do own some VERY cute ones from Espionage.   What about postcards? Sure   Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)? Not familiar with them! I may look later.   How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt.  Pink salt is fun, black is good for faux egg vegan dishes.   10/3/19   I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household?  Squirrel doesn't get anything from catnip! I would like vegan versions of any of the human foods listed.   Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits? Not much although I wish I did more. Cleanup is annoying. I want to get some Provence seasoning and dried rosemary soon though.   Would you wear any of these?  Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)? - Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever? - What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? Answered via email!   10/4/19    How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional? Nonexistant lol   10/6/19   So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witchees? Sure! I'd try it, I have a boyfriend who would definitely finish anything I didn't.    How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume?  And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks? Lol, is this all one question? I wear socks a lot, not usually Halloween ones or anything. For Halloween this year I was thinking of recycling my Jessica Jones costume from last year 🤷‍♀️

StinkyPinky

StinkyPinky

 

Here We GO

So welcome to the yearly question barrage that is SW.     I am having a challenging year health-wise and am so EXCITED to start SW where I can hopefully make someone else happy for a bit.     Answers to the Questions so far.    9/18/19
 
Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/   What is Bubbling Sugar scrub??  So the scents that tease my interest are as follows - Blackcurrant Damson Frangipane, Dark Carnival,  Rook & Raven (this breaks some of my scent rules but I would like to try it),  Sparklebox, Witch Cake,  Fezziwig's Feast,  Marshmallow Eggnog  All sound amazing   Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of? Nothing scary please   Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)? yes i LOVE knitted things   Do any of these knitted items appeal to you? I love them all except the bear no more stuffies Easy Fingerless Mittens Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf Odyssey Shawl Close to You scarf Rikke Slouch Hat Simple Yet Effective Cowl Knitted Pumpkins Little Bear Stuffy   How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)? I am okay with them but I am not of the size that things are easy to find   9/20/19   I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested?  Maybe it it was a nice prime color    Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands? I would be but I have NO ideas about them   Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated?  *whimper* I did NOT need to see these   What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?) ·         animal rescue Sure ·         pie- donating Pie is good right ·         dogs - DO it! ·         bears- weird but sure ·         turtles - Go tutrles ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…) Heheheheee   I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations? Postcards are so great   Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie. okay I LOVE Japanese candies- i would take any and all    That's it for this period

therhoda

therhoda

 

2019 SW Answers

Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/ Any of these look lovely : cordwainer, festival, om, rook & raven, sparklebox, slyph, gossamer ghost, cold pillow, witley court, owlette's end, ebenezer, the  wand maker   Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of? I also would love  "The Demon Low", " Crimson Peak", "Penny Dreadful", "Cronos", “What We Do In Shadows. "   Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)?  Mittens, fingerless gloves ( I've been hankering for some mermaid scale type gloves. I have a couple examples on my Etsy wishlist) in blues and blacks.    Do any of these knitted items appeal to you? Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf - Yes   How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)? Bring them on!    9/20/19   I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested? Sure.    Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands?  Yes for clean brands.    Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated?  Villain panties are adorable. I also like the Disney Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Town Grey Caged Front Top.    What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?) · animal rescue (love this idea, especially as one who has two adopted special needs kitties)   NEW QUESTION: I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations? London - loose leaf non-mass market tea, enamel pins, snacks   Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie.  All of these above plus enamel pins, temple incense, temple signatures (I have a temple book already), woodblock prints, beautiful washi sheets, local crafts, kimono accessories, those cute little cat hats you can get from the vending machines, matcha, ume tea, matcha bowl...almost anything really.    So, there's a Euro coin of some denomination coming out with Asterix on it.... Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? Not in terms of coins.  Yes to Last Unicorn, Beetlejuice type things, strange and spooky socks, and found feathers.    I know a number of BPALies attend Dragon Con. Would any of you be interested in handmade earrings in the (in)famous Marriott Carpet pattern? Sure, as long as they are on surgical steel or sterling silver.    9/22/19     Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love? I'd be interested in trying scrubs, bombs, and Epsom salts of any kind.    Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? I love the cranberry tuna from WF, but that doesn't ship very well. I'd love 70% chocolates that are unusual or artisan, teas aplenty, especially peppermint, witchy herbs, nuts without sulfates or nitrates (raw).    Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive? Sustainable beauty items like the bamboo toothbrushes, loofas, cotton swaps, glass bento items, and those beeswax items you can wrap food in.    9/23/19   Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths? That Villain Romeo Social Justice Justice for Mary Spooky Generation The Scottish Princess Vampire Tween You're a Daisy Storge   Would you like anything from Lush? That wasabi shampoo sounds awesome, but I'd love anything from the Halloween collection, especially Lord of Misrule, which I adore.    9/26/19   Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees?    Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches? I adore Kickstarter, especially for enamel pins and enamel pins.  Recently, I've been looking at the Art Deco pins, yokai pins, and anything Studio Ghibli.    9/28/19   Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share? I have my Etsy and Amazon linked in my signature.  Both are ultimate wishlists, so please don't feel intimidated by what I have on there.  They will certainly give you a pretty good idea about my aesthetics and what I am interested in. On goodreads, you can search for me under Tiah Schindelheim Rodriguez.  I'm currently reading some travel books for my trip to Iceland, Paris, and Amsterdam, but I still need to finish a few other books as I can never read just one book at a time.    And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size? Wrist is like 8.5 or 9".  I prefer something just a little looser, but I do like my punk or goth cuffs.  Necklace, I like 19" and up.    Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy? The Maca Match looks great, as does any and all of the chai teas, Campfire and vampires, Earl grey creme, Earl's paradise, Lady lavender, Smoky Russian.   Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??  I don't need any at the moment.     is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy? Any of the taper candles, the tarot pint glasses, and any of their black licorice.    9/28/209 There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com) Ooh, that Pyxis eye soot looks lovely as does Obsidian. I'd also be very interested in trying  Moonseed lip sheer.   To answer my own questions, I would love some art deco tarot decks, mainly for the art like this, this, or the oracle decks like this and  this. I don't mind used one bit.   Pigment samples: I have plenty of vintage M.A.C. pigments, but I'd love to try some of the newer shades like Museum Bronze, Green Space, Rock-It Yellow and Hi-Def Cyan.  For Notoriously Morbid, I'd love to try Effect of Atrocity, Bumping Auras, Menehune for their shadows and I'm really interested in Bitchcraft, Bloody Kisses, and Loving the Dead from their lip collections.   9/30/19   Do you have a favourite saying or quote? One doesn't readily come to mind.   How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit? I'm eat a ghost pepper in front of the classroom kinda gal.  Bring on your spicy, sauces, jams, caramels (habanero caramel is divine).

  How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom? I wish I could get myself to sit down and color, but I'd rather read or paint.   10/1/19   A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)   Any fiber issues? Angora or anything rabbit, sadly, will cause migraines.    About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else! I joined a decant circle and am getting Micteacacihuatl, Come Sister, Death's Head Moth, I Am All in a Sea of Wonders, Lucy's Eyes, The Empty Coffin, Songs of Autumn IV, Anthocyanin, and Carotene.    I would love decants or testers of the candy Snake Oils, Lamb's Wool, Pistachio Pumpkin, The Listeners*, A Look of Peace, Flesh of My Flesh, The Host, The Sleeping Draught*, Voluptuous Wantonness, and Songs of Autumn III (* = very much want)   Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc) I'm not too boozy, but I adore sake (you can't go wrong with Nigori).     Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? I have lots of nail polish, but I am just starting to get into ILNP (I have Missed Calls and Reminisce). I would love Isabelle, Bloodline, Silhouette, Royalty, Riddle Me This, and any of the chromes.  I also love Espionage Cosmetic's nail stickers/wraps as they are a whole lot easier to maintain.     Postcards? I enjoy receiving postcards, especially from spooky places (would love one from Salem, the Catacombs, etc) or just really beautiful landscape postcards.    10/2/19      Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)? I would love to try Halloween 2020, Halloween Bastet 2016, Haunted House,  Boo!, Black Raven, and Black Crow.  I don't know too much about them, so samples and sniffies would be most welcome.    How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt. Yes, I love flavored salts!  Salted nuts and potato chips will also be welcome in this house.    10/3/19     I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household? OM, butter caramels, yes!!!  And catnip!   Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits? I do like to cook.  Right now, I'm hunting for more esoteric spices or spices used in traditional ethnic foods (Amcur, sumac, ajowan carraway, mahleb, kala jeera, etc.)   Would you wear any of these?  Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)?  I really like the Fern, but wouldn't turn down the Abbey, especially in blacks or jewel tones or oxblood red.    Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever? I'm really not sure.    What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? I so like vegan chocolates, and I'm open to vegan snacks.     10/4/19    How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional? How I craft personally? Whimsical and cute with a smattering of gothic horror.    Salts?  Yes, I love flavored and fine salts. I use them all the time, too!   10/6/19   So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witchees? Yes, please!  That sounds amazing!   How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume?  And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks? All month long.  I go to concerts, shows, a Gothic High Tea with a cemetery photo shoot, Halloween-themed drag shows.  I also decorate the house even more than it already is. I make Halloween art (usually painting one of those Michael plaster sculptures), and dress up as much as possible.  This year, I'm going as a sea witch.  I would love things for my costume - think a teal Ursula but with more of a Victorian/Burlesque flair. I would love a black bustle to round it out along with tentacle/spooky mermaid accessories, makeup stencils, etc. You also can't go wrong with sending Dia decorations as we do use them all year.    Socks?  I also really love Sock Dreams.  I have a wishlist here for you, my dear witch!  If you are also having trouble viewing wishlists, I like the following: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.   10/7/19   Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas? Any of the Earl/Lady Greys would be most welcome.  I'd also be interested in trying the orchid oolong, matcha, Pacific Coast mint, Aztec spice, 1896, purple oolong, crimson oolong, Big Sur, cinnamon fig, Garden of Eden, London, monk's blend, plum oolong, Uji, Wuyi oolong from Art of Tea.    From Adagio, I'd be interested in trying their Wicked set, chili lime green, any of the Grays and chais, Raja oolong, jade oolong, milk oolong!, Fujian, Pouchong, golden flower, kukicha, Pi Lo Chun, Wenshan mist, Anhui, Thai tea, summer rose, white eternal spring, white cucumber, Formosa Ali Shan, Shizuoka, Zeijiang.  Oh goodness, I'm going to have to try really hard not to order any teas, but I am going to brew myself a cup right now because I have a strong hankering now. 
I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing? Oh, that would be great!  I'd love dark teals and blacks; purples, browns and blacks, too.   And a quick question here--I'm going to this amazing looking event on Saturday--does my witchee see anything they might be interested in?  https://www.facebook.com/events/903999316607440/ (the Oddities Market)  Yes! Anything from Wilde Autumn Apothecary and Serpentine Spiritual Arts.  I also like halloween24x7's color changing planchette necklace and their clear spirit board; Drogo Coffee and Tea's sample, Cerberus, Moondust, Aurora; Death Couture's bone crystals, their morpho butterfly anything, and their death moth anything; Any of Outlaw Candy's painted skulls or druzy necklaces/rings; any pendany/necklace from Electra Relics, Abysmal Art's stone and skull necklace; The Crumb Dungeon's Momento Mori candle; Crescent Creeper's Neverending Story pin, snake bandana, sandworm pin, feed me pin, Oogie pin, Xenomorph pin, Catzilla pin, and their Dark Lord tank. Okay, I'm going to have to come back to this one.  There are so many interesting shops!   10/8/19   How do you feel about enamel pins?  Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent?  Absolutely adore  them!  I love ones that relate to travel (like site-specific pins say from The Grand Canyon, The Giant's Causeway, Ginkakuji, etc.), along with anything that is witchy, spooky, spoopy cute, Art Deco, snarky, gothy...yeah, you really can't go wrong with pins.    10/10/19   what is your T-shirt/shirt of choice Size? I'm a L/XL in men's (I like them baggy) and am XL/XXL in women and junior sizes respectively.    10/11/2019   OCTOBER LUNACY!  I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye? Any of the new duets, honestly.    https://archaichoney.com/bloodmoonbotanica  (Britton used to run Haus of Gloi.)  Witchee, are you interested in any kinds of things from the Blood Moon Botanica update? Moon Dew looks great, as does the High Mountain Arnica, Calming Elixir and Deep Forest Oil    I took some beading classes and have been making bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.  Would you be interested in any?  If so, how big is your wrist or how long would you like your bracelet?  Any preferred styles of beads? I like my bracelets around 9"-10".  I'd love them in gothic color combinations (forest green and black; blood red and black, etc).  The beads pictured are pretty nice.    10/13/19   If I was to donate to an animal rescue on your behalf as the "lucyboo" component of this swap, is there one in particular that you would choose? PAWS or ASPCA   10/15/19   What is your very favorite Halloween candy? If you don't have one/don't do candy, what's a seasonal treat you love? I really enjoy candy corn, the mini Reese cups, black licorice jelly beans.  I dislike those strange chewy peanuts that taste like inflated air.    I just got an email from Lush that their Christmas stuff is now up online! anything you might like? Satsuma, Snow Apple, Santa's Workshop, Yog Nog, Shoot for the Stars, Lush Pud, Snowman Dreaming, Don't Let the Bells End, Chris the Camel.   10/18/19   If you were my witchee, would you enjoy home made (canned) preserves?  I'm going home to Can All The Things & I'm thinking some bananas foster butter/sauce might be a nifty thing for you.  Bananas not so much, but all preserves, jams, and jellies would be most welcome!   10/19/19   I am in Las Vegas is there anything you would want from here? Nothing comes to mind.    

mymymai

mymymai

 

Switch Witch Autumn 2019

Last updated 15th October   Wishlists

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com...ef=favs_index_1 Please note that this wishlist includes a load of "if I win the lottery" things that I will buy when I'm rich!
Amazon: http://amzn.eu/h0TE0yP - please ignore all the Pandora charms on there!
SockDreams: https://www.sockdrea...hlist_id/96472/
BPAL/BPTP: in my signature   Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/ - my question, and I have far too much!   Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of? No thank you   Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)? Cat toys, but don't need hats or gloves unless ... long half fingered arm warmers wide enough for my lower arms   Do any of these knitted items appeal to you? Odyssey Shawl Knitted Pumpkins Little Bear Stuffy   How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)? It's all good   9/20/19   I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested? I only use eyeliner   Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands? no thank you, skin is incredibly tetchy these days   Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated? The Capatin Marvel zip hoodie   What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?)    ·         turtles ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…)   I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations? Seattle chocolates are always well received, and in London I want a meet up!     Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie. Chestnut or apple pie kit kats, cute washi tape or notebooks, Studio Ghibli items, a little kitsugi bowl,  Japanese 5 pepper mix, good tamari   9/22/19     Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love?   Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? Cashews if fair trade, tamari or fish sauce   Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive? wooden spatulas, light drawstring produce bags, silicon zip bags   9/23/19   Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths? Impromptu Goat Yoga <3, plus also Bullseye, Generation Spooky, Lazy Daisy (even though its got jasmine), Social Justice Paladin   Would you like anything from Lush? No thank you   9/26/19   Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? I am rather a medical history geek (but please don't give me smallpox!)   Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches? I was reading that they were refusing to allow a union and fired two union organisers and so I am now boycotting them. I have 2 Patreons and do like them.   9/28/19   Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share? at the top of this blog   And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size? in my questionnaire    Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy? my question, I get lots from there   Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??  not for me thanks    is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy? I like the various geometric desk organisers, then I wandered into the cookware section and there is far too much and its too heavy, but I love the little magnetic coloured spice tins   9/29/19     There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com) I only use self sharpening eyeliner   How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used? Not for me, while they're usually really pretty, I no longer use them. My life feels like it is continuously The Tower.     Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye? Not for me     9/30/19   do you have a favourite saying or quote?   Far too many so I'll just pick these: In order to fly all one must do is simply miss the ground - Douglas Adams We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars - Oscar Wilde Not today - Arya Stark/Syrio Forel (in case you have no idea what I'm talking about, see https://youtu.be/ZcjQ4rQQ8H8 -  that entire 5 minscene got me through chemo on some very bad days)   How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit? Much less able to tolerate than I used to be - probably around 1000 right now. I'm hoping it improves again

  How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom? I always get them and never use them so it would be a waste   10/1/19   A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)   Any fiber issues? crochet is fine, nothing itchy please   About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else!    I'm not buying anything immediately during the round, waiting for reviews. I'm interested in: Fall Leaves, Fall Les Heures de la Nuit Hypnotize Me Songs of Autumn 1 - most interested Songs of Autumn 4 Chlorophyll - most interested   Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc) I drink Irish whiskey, proper mead and Jack Daniels with or without honey.    10/2/19     Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? I wear it in winter when not gardening. I like pale and unicorn like for my hands, dark and dramatic for my toes. I generally only succumb to BPTP nail varnishes because that's where I see them! For darks, purples, greens, jade, teal   Does anyone else do nail wraps? Nope   What about postcards? Not for me    Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)? If you really need me to look, get someone to prod me, its all a bit overwhelming     How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt.  I have some smoked salt flakes but I forget to use it so probably a waste   10/3/19     I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household? shortbread and caramel/fudge would find a home. I avoid much catnip because my cats are mad enough already   Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits? More long pepper, but I think that's easier to get over in the UK   Would you wear any of these?  Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)? I like Duleek Abbey   Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever? Lightweight produce bags for loose dry goods or fruit/veg   What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? I don't like vegan chocolate really. I like puffed chickpea snacks such as Hippeas, especially the smoky flavour, blue corn chips,  corn puff type things   10/4/19    How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional? Erm ... Inept?    10/6/19   So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witchees? I like pickles but have zero idea what bread and butter pickles are. Love relishes!   How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume?  And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks? I don't dress up but I do wear socks, as long as they are not longer than mid calf   10/7/19   Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas? I like black teas, 1896 looks interesting on Art of Tea, from Adagio I like the look of Cat Scratch, Candy Apple Concoction and Thai tea
I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing?  Not for me   And a quick question here--I'm going to this amazing looking event on Saturday--does my witchee see anything they might be interested in?  https://www.facebook.com/events/903999316607440/ (the Oddities Market) This looks fascinating but no idea what I would want - maybe something strange rom the quack medicine type of stall?   10/8/19   How do you feel about enamel pins?  Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent? Interested if its cool   0/10/19   what is your T-shirt/shirt of choice Size? Usually XXL, prefer v necks   10/11/2019   OCTOBER LUNACY!  I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye? Songs of Autumn 1, Chlorophyll, Fall, Leaves, Fall or Hypnotize Me   https://archaichoney.com/bloodmoonbotanica  (Britton used to run Haus of Gloi.)  Witchee, are you interested in any kinds of things from the Blood Moon Botanica update? No thank you, I'm on too many meds that might react     also I took some beading classes and have been making bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.  Would you be interested in any?  If so, how big is your wrist or how long would you like your bracelet?  Any preferred styles of beads? I like seed bead bracelets but I'm a klutz and would likely destroy it by catching it on something, so usually only go for sturdier things   10/13/19   If I was to donate to an animal rescue on your behalf as the "lucyboo" component of this swap, is there one in particular that you would choose? It would probably be a cat rescue   10/14/19   What is your very favorite Halloween candy? If you don't have one/don't do candy, what's a seasonal treat you love? I like Reese's Pieces and fudge and jelly belly beans

ReallyZeb

ReallyZeb

 

Switch Witch 2019 Questions

1. Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/ A lovely former Witch sent me some Future Primitive stuff and I absolutely loved it -- it was the Whipped Soap and Conditioning Hair Rinse in Blackcurrant Damson Frangipane.  The scent was great and I especially loved the hair rinse.  A lot of their foody scents sound amazing, especially Dark Carnival.
  2. Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of?
Not a fan of horror movies.   3. Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)?
If you knit, then sure!  I'm all set on hats and scarves for now, but fingerless mittens/gloves or cozy socks would be welcome.   4. Do any of these knitted items appeal to you? Easy Fingerless Mittens sure Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf no thanks Odyssey Shawl no thanks Close to You scarf no thanks Rikke Slouch Hat no thanks Simple Yet Effective Cowl no thanks Knitted Pumpkins these are pretty cute but I'm not much of a seasonal/holiday decorator, except for Christmas Little Bear Stuffy no thanks   5. How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)?
All good!   6. I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested? 
Sure!  I'm not familiar with this brand but I always like trying new makeup/bath & body stuff.   7. Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands?
Sure, happy to try new products if you feel they're worth recommending.   8. Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated?  No thanks.
  9. What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?) ·         animal rescue ·         pie ·         dogs ·         bears ·         turtles ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…)
I'm going to give my Witch full creative license on this one.      10. I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations?
Seattle: coffee beans!
London: Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations Jelly Popping Candy chocolate bar.  IT'S SO WEIRD YET SO GOOD.
Paris: Whatever cheese you can get through customs.  
Side note: wherever you're from, Witch, or wherever you may be traveling -- I always love to try unique local things, from anyplace!  Snacks and candy are always a good choice, and I also really like to support local artists.  I also love craft-distilled spirits, especially gin, so sample-sized bottles from places local to you would be lovely.   11. Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie.
You can't go wrong with Japanese snacks and candy.  All of those KitKat flavors sound good (especially Chestnut and Sweet Potato), but I would love to try ANY unusual KitKat flavor.

12. Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love? Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from same store would you love?
For body care stuff, surprise me!  If there's a certain brand or product that you love, or something you think I'd like based on my answers, then I'm happy to try it.  As for food, I really can't stress enough how NOT picky I am.  Literally I will eat almost anything, and I love trying new things.  My questionnaire covers a few preferences but I promise you it will be hard to find something I wouldn't eat.  A few mail-able, Whole Foods-ish things I like, off the top of my head right now: good quality pure vanilla extract, Mike's Hot Honey, coffee beans (different areas carry different local roasters), Tony's Chocolonely chocolate bars, matcha powder, plantain chips....   13. Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive? I've been meaning to get silicone ziplock bags for a long time but don't have any yet.

14. Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths?
Not this year, no.   15. Would you like anything from Lush?
I can always use more D'Fluff Shaving Soap or Ocean Salt, and the Brazilliant shampoo bar (I think that one might be online only now).

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16. Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? 
Can't really think of anything that applies here!   17. Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches? 
I'm not against it in theory, but I've never actually donated to one.   18. Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share?
My Goodreads is also kajacana, but it only lists books I've already read.  Might give you some insight into my taste though!
My Etsy wish list is really small, but here it is.   19. And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size?
Covered in questionnaire.   20. Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy?
Earl Grey Creme, Bonfire Toffee, New House Blend.  In regards to tea in general, I like Earl Grey, Masala Chai, and matcha.  Not a fan of rooibos and again, nothing too floral please.   21. Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??  
Not at the moment, thanks.   22. Is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy? 
I love World Market!  Haven't been in awhile, though, so can't name anything specific.    23. There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com)
I'm not familiar with this brand but based on a quick look at their website, YEP that all looks gorgeous.   24. How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used?
Tarot isn't really my thing.   25. Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye?
Sure!  I like sparkly and/or iridescent stuff.  As far as colors, anything purple, gray, or maroon is a good choice, but I'm not picky about my eye makeup colors and can find an occasion to wear just about anything.   16. Do you have a favourite saying or quote?
I'm sure I do, but I can't think of any off the top of my head.   17.  How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit?
I can tolerate some spice.  Things like jalapeños, Sriracha, or Cholula are all fine, but when the spice starts to replace actual flavor is when you lose me.
  18. How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom?
I have one (animals) that I'm not even halfway done with.  I enjoy it but don't use it often enough to justify another one.   19. A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)   Any fiber issues?
If crochet is your thing, then sure!  No fiber issues.   20. About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else! 
Oh man, this update is massive!  I haven't even had time to read through the whole thing yet.   21. Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc)
I am certainly boozy!  I love trying new things, so samples and unusual and/or regional and/or homemade specialties are all good.  I know shipping alcohol gets complicated, though (that being said, if you have some magic way to get your paws on Edinburgh Gin's Seaside variety or Kinrara Highland Dry Gin, both from Scotland...).  Things like syrups, shrubs, mists, and liqueurs are also great -- I love experimenting with cocktail recipes.
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22. Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? 
I like nail polish but very rarely paint my own nails.  With my job, a manicure with regular polish doesn't even last the day.  Occasionally I will go for a gel manicure and get trapped in an every-two-week maintenance cycle for a few months, but it's too much bother and too much money for me to keep up all the time, as much as I love having colorful nails.   23. Does anyone else do nail wraps?
I've never used them but would give them a try.   24. What about postcards?
I don't have a use for blank ones, but if you want to mail me one from wherever, go right ahead!   25. Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)?
I'm mostly a BPAL purist when it comes to perfume.  If there's a particular scent from a different company that you think is calling my name, I'd be happy to try it out, but I don't go looking for those myself.   Updated 10/3: 
  26. How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt. 
All good!  I like to cook and I could definitely find a use for different salts.
  27. I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household?
Yes!  All of the above sound good, especially sweet shortbread or caramels.  Re: catnip -- I don't have pet cats, but my lions at work would enjoy it.  (I realize how odd that sounds -- welcome to my life.)   28. Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits?
Yep!  I'm a big fan of Penzey's spices.  Right now I could use some ground cloves or whole nutmeg.   29. Would you wear any of these?  Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)?
I don't wear shawls or cowls, sorry!     30. Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever?
Can't think of anything at the moment.
  31. What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? I'm not vegan, but I'm not opposed to vegan things.  I do prefer milk chocolate over dark though, so I'm not sure how relevant vegan chocolate would be.   Updated 10/6/19   32. How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional?
I'm not much of a crafter myself, so I don't have a style there.  But like... in reference to preferences on things other people have crafted?  I guess it depends on what it is.  I like cute and whimsical things, and spooky things, but if it's something wearable then I tend to prefer items that are overall simple with like... small whimsical and/or spooky details?   33. So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witchees?
I would try it, sure.   34. How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume? 
I don't really celebrate either.  I like Halloween, but I haven't worn a costume in years.  Most years I'll buy a pumpkin for my porch; some years I carve it into a jack-o-lantern but usually I just dig out the seeds for roasting.  And I like to have a few of those tiny pumpkins/mini gourds around because I think they're cute, and I usually eat some candy corn at some point but I can't eat too much of it (I'm the same way with egg nog at Christmas -- a very small yearly ration is all I need!).  That's really the extent of my Halloweeny-ness.  I'm much more into Autumn as an overall season -- it's been nothing but pumpkin candles and squash soup in my house for weeks now.

35. And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks?
Haha, no, I wear socks!!

kajacana

kajacana

 

Switch Witch 2019!

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... no promises on updating this particular wishlist regularly during the round though) As for etsy, my faves are not public, so here are some examples of relatively-inexpensive stuff I like there: orgone pyramid, soutache earrings, more soutache earrings, even more soutache earrings, key earrings, 80s earrings, more 80s earrings, even more 80s earrings, poppy milk shower gel, blue sky necklace, infinity rainbow pin, rainbow resin ring size 6, crater lake socks (I know I said I didn't want socks, but just look at these!), cosmic jam pin, pastel shirt, neutral good pin, milk tea keychain, letter set.    Maybe for the in-thread questions I'll try this thing out where folks sort their answers out by date...   9/20 Will do condensed versions of certain questions because I think my original questionnaire was pretty equivocal on certain topics. With that in mind, I don't do horror movies at all and am not really interested in owning movies in general, I don't have much of a use for knitted things (exceptions will be noted when appropriate), and I am definitely fine with used items, of which thrift store items are a large subset.    So... what specifics does that leave...   Future Primitive:  The Cordwainer, Rook & Raven, Sparklebox, Sylph, Tombstone, and Marshmallow Eggnog sound like nice scents. As for actual products, I looked at the soap bars but many of them seem to be in scents that were not on the scent list. So I guess you can use your judgment about those, dear Witch! I can always use bar soap! Whipped soap seems promising too... again, any of the scents I listed, anything you think I'd like, or Opium Den.    Out of yewberry's list of possible knitted items, the "Rikke Slouch Hat" does appeal to me. It probably wouldn't be worn often if I received it, since I wear warm hats approximately twice a year and already have at least two, but I would still like it.   Rituel de Fille: So... I think I talked about my feelings about eyeshadow in my original questionnaire? The eye soot is definitely the best fit for me from this site. Looking at the ones listed, Cassiopeia looks the most amazing, but they all look pretty nice.    Trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands? Prettymuch only if they're face masks, I'm otherwise happy with my current skincare regimen (Lush: Coalface, Tea Tree Water, Grease Lightening, Vanishing Cream).   Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated? Probably going to have to come back to this one. I like that ridiculous kitty-eared corset, but I would never wear/use something like that these days (I wore stuff like that as outerwear when I was 19, but don't now that I'm 38... no judgement on others' behavior/presentation implied, just speaking for myself) so please don't get it for me!  Update:  Foxy boat neck top, size 2 Another foxy boat neck top, size 2 Alice in Wonderland dress size 1 Harry Potter constellation shirt size 2 Purple Rain shirt size 1 Grey Chevron sparkle pant, size 18 (these are quite expensive, so please don't feel obligated!) Nautical pant, size 18, would try either short or regular inseam ('') Brown ponte pant, size 18 ('') Black and Grey plaid pant, size 18 ('') Raglan skater dress, size 1 Shirt dress, size 1 Jersey fluted dress, size 1 Another jersey fluted dress, size 1 Lightning bolt shirt size 1 Pencil skirt, size 2 Anchor midi skirt, size 2   9/21/19 NEW QUESTION: I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations? Anything would be great if it's in line with my already-stated preferences... the only specific thing I can think of is that we like medium-roast coffee... whole bean or ground are both fine.    Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie. All of the above are fine though I'm not sure I'd like apple pie kitkats specifically. As for other snax, I always mention Meltykiss chocolate treats and never get any... used to order them from jlist/jbox back in the day. Hope that helps!    [Also, have updated the Torrid question above and the info about things I like on etsy.]   9/23   Liliths: Storge, Health Goth, My Tiger, Social Justice Paladin, and Utter Sophistication sounded best to me, I'd love decants. The last 2 are the most likely to work on me, I think.   Lush: I'm interested in basically any bubble bar out there, they are probably your best bet. Bath bombs are okay too, I love Hi Ho Silver but am open to others as well. Any of the shower gels/jellies/slimes would be great (except for the Naked shower gel, not into that format), but my favorites of the currently-available ones are The Olive Branch and Rose Jam. For facial products Coalface is a pretty safe bet because my husband and I both use it. I currently use D'Fluff for shaving but would be interested in trying their other shaving products. Finally, the Silky Underwear dusting powder is also a favorite.   Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love? So I feel like I was pretty clear about this in my original questionnaire. I will reiterate that I can definitely use bar soap (preference to ones that are somewhat local to my Witch, in scents/with ingredients my Witch thinks I'd like), and also enjoy sheet masks (the single-use packaged face masks that are available everywhere these days). And I know I mentioned my love for nail polish and went into specifics about that as well.   Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive? I know I was pretty comprehensive about this stuff too in my original questionnaire. The only specific beloved snacks I can think of that I didn't explicitly mention in my questionnaire are dark chocolate covered blueberries (we usually buy containers of these at Trader Joe's, but just found out they are also available in the bulk section of my local grocery store), and the stuff that's usually sold as "Giant Peruvian Inca Corn" or similar. It's another thing that we usually buy at Trader Joe's (I think they call it "Inka Corn?") but I have also seen a similar product at Whole Foods. It is sort of like the classic gas station snack, Corn Nuts, but the corn is even bigger and usually just has salt instead of whatever weird flavorings that are usually on corn nuts. Hmm... if you have access to curry paste (red or green) that is NOT Thai Kitchen brand, that'd be cool... I can only get that brand easily, and it's a pale imitation at best of real curry paste. Bulk items: if you have access to nutritional yeast as a powder rather than flakes, that'd be cool... even the health food stores here seem to only have it in flake form these days, and I prefer it as powder because I put it on popcorn before popping (yes, I know I could just whirl the flakes in my spice grinder or food chopper, but that's an extra step). Finally, I do need a new flexible silicon spoon and silicon spatula for cooking/baking, but I'm pretty picky... for the spoon I like a slightly angled bowl (I hope that's what the wide part of a spoon is called, anyway) rather than totally straight, and for both I'd like the handles to not be humongous because they'd be going into a holder with various other implements. Hope that helps! (I may give some more thought to spices later, or may ask or wait for a Penzey's question, I haven't decided yet. So watch this space as usual!)   9/28/19 Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy? Again, I will really only use tea in bag form at this point, so I am looking at what is available in tea bags on the site. The Liquor-licious Licorice sounds nice. The Early Grey Creme sounds amazing. I would definitely try the Nearly Nirvana as well.    Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??  No thanx.     is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy? Love World Market. I always buy a bunch of ridiculous snax there, but also enjoy some of their decorative and kitchen items. Use your judgement but I could easily do a shopping spree there, and I have a hard time buying less than $50 of stuff every time I go. I can't think of any particular items and brands other than Clearly Canadian and New York Seltzer, but I understand that you may want to get something less heavy than those since we're talking about items to be mailed.

There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com) Andromeda eye soot looks amazing.   9/29: Not interested in tarot/oracle decks, or (makeup) pigment samples, unfortunately.    In happier news, I was feeling bad about only mentioning things that'd be difficult to mail in the World Market question yesterday, but couldn't remember any specific products to list in addition. But then I remembered Crunchie, which I've bought there from time to time, so that's a thought, not that they don't have plenty of other interesting chocolate bars as well....    9/30 Quotes I like:  BKS Iyengar: "The hardness of a diamond is part of its usefulness, but its true value is in the light that shines through it." or one I dunno the attribution of: "If you find a solution and become attached to it, that solution may become your next problem."   Not interested in coloring books, sorry.    Adding to what I said in my original questionnaire about spicy foods:  I know I addressed in my original questionnaire that I don't like things that are just spicy for the sake of spicy, so I think that should cover this? I do order my Indian food, etc., medium spicy, and enjoy eating plenty of salsa of various spice levels when I eat/cook Mexican food and such, but I don't enjoy eating stuff like hot wings or jalapeno potato chips or whatever, and generally only use Sriracha, Tabasco, etc. as recipe ingredients rather than adding them to finished dishes to up the spice level.    10/1: Also here to sing the praises of Greenwoodtree's penuche....   So for the boozy question, another one that I answered thoroughly in my original questionnaire. So yes, anything from hard cider to straight whiskey is cool with me, and ditto to the unusual variations. I/my household don't drink much though, like sometimes it takes us a month to go through a six-pack of beer or several years to go through a bottle of rum. The liqueur we go through the quickest is probably Frangelico because it gets added to milk, coffee, hot chocolate, etc., but we have an almost full good-sized bottle currently.    And yeah, Weenies!  So I couldn't request getting a handful of decants:  Perfumes: The Listeners (sounds perfect!), Flesh of my Flesh, Pumpkin Spice Antikythera Mechanism (this one was mostly for my husband but I'm a bit curious too) Hair Gloss: Just a tiny decant of Picturesque Figures since I have more than a lifetime's worth of hair gloss already Atmo Spray: got an ounce of the Undead Home one, sounds amazing!    But... second tier, of stuff I'm curious about but didn't spring for, so Witch, feel free to snag some decants for me if you'd like: Candy Corn Snake Oil Popcorn Ball Snake Oil (so curious!) Come Sister Sea of Wonders Sleeping Draught Anthocyanin   10/3 Yes, I'd love baked goods, caramels, and catnip.   But still no on knitted/crocheted wearables in general, I'm afraid....  (And I just realized that there was a question from izile about whether anyone else does nail wraps... I personally don't.)   Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits? I might need to give some more thought to needed supplies. I know I could use some chili powder from Penzey's... I currently have/am running low on the Regular Chili Powder and Ancho Chili Pepper. I'd also try the Medium Chili Powder. But I'm sure there's other stuff....   What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? I'm pretty sure that some of the snax I've mentioned already are... "accidentally vegan," I think is the term... like the Giant Peruvian Inca Corn. And there's other stuff around that I enjoy like the bags of crispy spiced chickpeas and such. I did receive a plethora of vegan chocolate bars from a past Witch and yeah, some of them did seem to be a bit past their prime/dry, but that can be the case with the ones that include dairy as well. So I'm certainly not going to reject all vegan snax out of hand, but I'm not sure there's something specific that I've been leaving out....   How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt.  I do buy fancy salt from time to time, but I'm not really interested in flavored salt (smoked, spicy, etc.), and have a big bag of flake style sea salt already that I use for topping baked goods and such, so I'm not sure if I really need any right now....   About utilitarian needs or whatever, I know I've already mentioned some (like hand soap and some cooking utensils and such), so I should be covered there....   10/7 So I thought of another thing that'd possibly fit in the spices/utilitarian area: vanilla bean paste. I needed some for a recipe awhile back and couldn't get any in my town, so just used extract. Again, I have access to the extract and the actual beans, so it's just the paste that I really need.    On to questions:   How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain? We usually have a bowl of candy ready to hand out, but usually don't get trick-or-treaters, or only have one or two.    Do you dress up? I wore cat ears to work last year, but other than doing something easy like that, I don't usually dress up these days.    Would you like something for your costume? n/a   And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks?  Another thing I was fairly descriptive about in my original questionnaire. To recap, I only wear socks ~10x per year and have a drawer overflowing with them. And I do have a couple of pairs of Halloween socks already, so that's probably enough for me.   Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas? Art of Tea: I'd try the "Pyramid Teabags" in Earl Grey Creme, White Coconut Creme, English Breakfast, Mint Green Tea, Orchid Oolong, or Jasmine Reserve. Adagio Teas: Would try teabags of Blueberry White or Oolong Goddess.    I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing? No thanks.   10/8 How do you feel about enamel pins?  Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent? I do like them, and in my blog entry I even linked to a couple of specific ones that I like on etsy. If you see a different one you think I'd like though, go for it, dear Witch! I actually just bought a couple of new jackets last weekend, so I guess they need pins.    10/10 Witches and Witchees, what is your T-shirt/shirt of choice Size? Mens/unisex sizes: usually M, possibly L Womens sizes: usually L, possibly XL Juniors/babydoll sizes: usually XL, possibly XXL For example, in regular BPAL ladies' tees, I need an XXL, but in their tissue tees, I just need an XL.   (If you're unsure, I'd go with the larger of the two sizes for each category)   10/12 Witchee, are you interested in any kinds of things from the Blood Moon Botanica update? The Breast Massage oil and the Pain/Healing salve sound interesting.   also I took some beading classes and have been making bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.  Would you be interested in any?  If so, how big is your wrist or how long would you like your bracelet?  Any preferred styles of beads? a.I'm not against beaded items by any means, but would have to know more about the style of the items to know whether I'd wear them... there is a link in the question but since I'm not on Ravelry it doesn't work for me. So... maybe? b. This info was in my original questionnaire c. There are so many styles of beads that it would be hard to narrow things down. I guess the beaded earrings I wear most often are either seed beads, semiprecious stones, or mother of pearl type stuff, if that helps.    10/13 If I was to donate to an animal rescue on your behalf as the "lucyboo" component of this swap, is there one in particular that you would choose?  To answer my own question just in case, I'm thinking maybe this one, though there are many other good choices. I got my sweet kitty Marisol there many years ago (summer 2002 I think), and we were the best of friends until she passed away 3 years ago.    10/15 Hmm... I think I already talked about Halloween candy but I can try to consider whether there is anything else should add. I like these things but as far as I can tell from googling, they aren't available in snack size this year, just in full size bars. I'd take a full size bar though!    As for Lush Christmas stuff... wow, so many!  Fly Me to the Moon Happy Chris the Camel Yog Nog or the shower gel version Holly Golightly Polar Bear Plunge Santas Workshop Golden Pear Shoot for the Stars Polar Bear Nose Jingle Bells Night Bloom Snowman Dreaming Don't let the Bells End   10/18 If you were my witchee, would you enjoy home made (canned) preserves?  I'm going home to Can All The Things & I'm thinking some bananas foster butter/sauce might be a nifty thing for you. Yes please! Though I think my husband would probably hoard that butter/sauce if he found out about it....   10/20 Las Vegas: I'm another person who hasn't been and isn't into gambling. Yes, I know there is a bunch of other cool stuff going on there these days such as good restaurants. But I don't really know how that'd translate to this swap. The only thing I can think of is a penholder/paperweight like this (I was wondering if there were Las Vegas themed ones and apparently yes because that's basically all that came up in my search even though I usually see them at beachy destinations) if you come across one.

neptuneanblues

neptuneanblues

 

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C O N D I M E N T S   | 9/18/19 |
Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/ Scents: Rook & Raven + Sylph from the general catalogue; The Gloaming from the fall line | Products: most likely to use body cream, as I'm so.very.dry, but would be happy to try any of the products with the caveat that I don't use silicones on my hair.    Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of? No, thank you, for physical media. I'd love to try any digital movies you recommend!           Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)? I don't know what I'd do with him, but this is so cute! (I'd probably make him emerald green or white, but still: https://www.etsy.com/listing/635590910/witch-narwhal-crochet-pattern-witch?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=narwhal+witch&ref=sr_gallery-1-13&organic_search_click=1   Do any of these knitted items appeal to you? Easy Fingerless Mittens - do love fingerless gloves Odyssey Shawl - very intrigued by this. Have not worn something like this, but maybe I should? I'd make cooler, more contrasting tones (my color prefs die hard as in my ?aire) Rikke Slouch Hat - hats make my curly hair even more crazy, but this one is adorable!   How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)? Yup! Reuse for the win!   | 9/20/19 |   These are my questions, sooo. I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested?  Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands? Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated?    What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?) ·         animal rescue This would be great! ·         pie I like pie! ·         dogs ·         bears ·         turtles ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…) This sounds like fun!!    I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations? All of those places sound marvelous, but I'm not sure I can think of anything specific to one of them. Anything you think would work would be most appreciated!   Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie. I do enjoy cute pens, but I only actually use ones made for comfort. Huh, those KitKat flavors sounds intriguing, but I can't actually imagine any of them.   | 9/22/19 |   Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love? Hmmm...I'm wanting to find a candle company that doesn't engage in animal testing (like Bath and Body Works, my old go-to). I also enjoy small tubes of hand cream cream for my purse, or any rich body creams for my very dry skin.   Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? Oh my! Great questions. So many things. We are trying baking more, and different vanilla pastes have been interesting. Any kind of meat and fish free treat consistent with my ?aire is welcome.   Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive? I have bought but then misplaced mesh bags for buying produce without having to use the grocer's plastic bags. I think they had tare weight on them. I had meant to get more of something like that.   | 9/23/19 |   Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths? Yes. From Fatherhood, I nabbed a couple decants but missed Go Hawks!, which I would enjoy testing. From Beth, the following would be fun to test: All My Friends Are Turning Green And Sing, And Sing Impromptu Goat My Tiger That Villain Romeo Vampire Tween Storge   Would you like anything from Lush? Why have they never made one of their forum perfumes in Blue Skies or French Kiss? I love those bubble bars so much, but no bath in our current place. I do love Buffy the Backside Slayer, Dream Cream, and actually lots of their stuff that's not overly floral or foody.   | 9/26/19 |   Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees?  Hmmm, I will need to ponder this. Can't think of anything offhand, yet I have that sense that I'm missing something.   Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches?  In theory, I like them. My experience has been iffy. For example, I just got a postage due notice for over $22, for a KickStarter I joined. Really? I paid shipping. 

eml298

eml298

 

2019 Switch Witch

Wishlists: Amazon etsy   BPAL wishlist (I love decants and imps!) (and this is going behind a spoiler due to length):   10/4/19   How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional? This is a super interesting question!  Quirky, maybe?    10/3/19   I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household? Catnip treats for the monsters would be lovely!    Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits? Yes!  I tend to get really into cooking during cooler months, and I'm always interested in trying new spice/herb blends, especially if they're Instant Pot-friendly.      Would you wear any of these?  Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)?   Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever?   What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? The snack section of my local vegan grocery stores is my food danger zone!  Gummies, basic chips (corn or potato doesn't matter.  I'm just not super into flavored chips), chocolate, caramel, crackers...  Yeesh, what don't I like?  Seaweed, edamame, and fake meats.  That's what I steer away from!   10/2/19   Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in?  Indie nail polish is my current obsession!  I'm particularly drawn to flakies right now, but I also love multichromes and holos.  Oh!  And magnetics.  Thermals are neat, too, although I'm trying to limit my acquisition of those to one a month since they will stop transitioning after a certain too-short amount of time.  Color-wise, I wear just about anything other than pinks and nudes, and I'm especially drawn to non-traditional colors, like olive and mustard.  Think '70s Tupperware or grunge.  As far as specific brands/shades, I'm coveting anything from the Bee's Knees or Don Deeva AHS collections, anything form the Lemming Lacquer Chilling Adventures of Sabrina collection, the Night Owl Marauder's Map duo, or Nine Zero's Singer Auto Salvage.   Does anyone else do nail wraps? I have *cough* dozen wraps from Espionage Cosmetics.  I'm set for a good long while!   What about postcards?    Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)?   How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt.  I like salt a little too much!  One of my favorite swap goodies was salt from the salt mine on Avery Island, aka the place where they make Tabasco.  Finally, a Tabasco-related product that isn't too spicy for me!   10/1/19   A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)   Any fiber issues? Just that it needs to be soft and not itchy against my skin.   About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else!  Answered in the BPAL spoiler section above.   Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc) I'm not super boozy, but when I do go in that direction, it's hard cider or something that involves rum!  I don't drink beer, and I'm not into wine aside from this one particular pasta sauce I make.  Local/indie stuff is always my jam whether we're talking about yarn, makeup, beverages, or pretty much anything else.   9/30/19   do you have a favourite saying or quote? If you're going through hell, keep going. (Winston Churchill) Measure once, cut twice. (My grandfather was a carpenter, and that was his motto.)   How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit? Uh, can we go negative?  I'm *not* a spice person.  At all.  I love savory, but spicy is a whole different story.   How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom? I like the idea of them, and then I get one, and it just sits on my shelf untouched.    9/29/19   Rituel de Fille archive sale? Missed this question earlier, but it would have been a pass anyway.   Tarot or oracle decks? I collect tarot decks!  I've never had a used one, but either would be okay.  (I've preordered the Golden Art Nouveau deck set to be released on Amazon in early October, but that will be the last one I will be buying for a while.)  I don't have any experience with oracle decks, but I would be interested in them.   Pigment samples I really, really don't need any.  But I *want* them!  I collect Notoriously Morbid multichromes and am currently in gimme mode for mini sizes of Autumnal, Unshriven Dead, Yesferatu, Harbinger of Doom, Heralds of Death, Death (from the Endless collection), Delirium, Dream, and Despair.   9/28/19   Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share? Listed above.   And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size? Wrist:  I don't wear bracelets.  Necklace:  I love long dangly stuff!  Not navel-long, though.  Bosom-long, I guess.   Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy? Earl's Paradise, Vicky's Sponge Cake, Peach Cobbler   Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??   I think I'm set right now!    is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy? Dancing Skeleton travel mug, Halloween pasta     9/26/19   Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees?    Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches?    9/23/19   Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths? Social Justice Paladin, Storge.   Would you like anything from Lush? Comfort Zone shower bomb, Happy Hippy or Olive Branch shower gel, Glow Worm Fun.   9/22/19     Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love? If I'm wandering through the aisles just browsing, my eye is immediately drawn to shower gel.   Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? Incense!  And local honey.   Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive?   9/20/19   I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested?  Sure!  I'm really curious about them, but I can't bring myself to spend that much money on something I haven't tried before.   Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands? Sure!  But nothing with non-physical exfoliants.  I had a Bad Experience with glycolic acid a few years ago and am now very, very afraid.   Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated?  I *love* their leggings!  They're my default option when I'm just hanging out at home.  Anything not-slashed and not-cropped involving skulls or bats in a size 2 are my particular jam.  If they were to add new Harry Potter, Marvel, or Doctor Who options, those would be great, too.    What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?) ·         animal rescue ·         pie ·         dogs ·         bears ·         turtles ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…) This is quite possibly the hardest question on here!  These are all awesome.    I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations? I'm set for Seattle.  London or Paris:  Nothing in particular, although that's mainly because I just don't know what awesome goodies they have that I might covet if I knew about them.   Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie.     9/18/19
 
Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/ I would love to try their whipped soap, bubbling sugar scrub, or body cream!  Scent-wise:  Four & Twenty Blackbirds, Bell Book & Candle, Clotted Peach Cream, Dust Witch, or Shadow Show.   Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of? Not really.  I get my fill from streaming sources nowadays.   Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)? I crochet, so I'm set for scarves and hats, but little bitty kitty toys seem to be out of my skill set!   Do any of these knitted items appeal to you? Easy Fingerless Mittens   How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)? Very positive.  

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Answers.... Future Primitive: oooo Four & Twenty Blackbirds Body Cream or whipped soap, or Witch Cake, or maybe Tythe Barn   Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)?  Yes, but I'm covered up in hats and scarves, but arm warmers (especially long ones) or the possibility of hinged/flip-top mittens could be cool!   Easy Fingerless Mittens pretty cute Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf cute, but no thanks Odyssey Shawl OK, I know I have too many scarves, but this shawl is awesome! Close to You scarf  no thanks Rikke Slouch Hat  no thanks Simple Yet Effective Cowl no thanks Knitted Pumpkins No thank you Little Bear Stuffy No thank you   NEW Question:  How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)?  (I'm totally fine with a great thrift store find!)   *I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested?   Sure, I don't mind things that have been cleanly tested a couple of times.   *Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands?  Yes! I've been slowly creeping into Korean skincare, but WOW there is SO MUCH to learn!    *OH, and any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated?  No thanks, I'm not in their size-range.   *What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?) ·         animal rescue ·         pie ·         dogs ·         bears ·         turtles ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…)   -- I'm good with donations being made towards animal rescue, dogs, bears, and turtles. If they find a way to ship me pie, I'm also good with that, though that sounds like a lot of trouble! and I am DOWN for inappropriate candies (especially boozy!, but not offended by "creatively shaped" either, as long as it tastes good!)    *I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations? -- I'm all about local/regional specialties! Like, Seattle has a crazy lot of local distilleries, and I don't think ANY of that stuff makes it to the east coast! If a sample dram or pint made of a local whiskey or liqueur (I hear Sound Spirits has a great cacao liqueur!) that would be epic!  Or I know that the EU has cosmetics that the FDA hasn't approved (like sis is currently in Paris and is picking me up a daily facial sunscreen that is not only 1/3rd of the cost as the US version, but has the EU-approved sunscreen in it that the FDA won't let in the country) - stuff like that you can just get at a Monoprix is great! For London, I haven't been in nearly 40 years, and am largely clueless, but similar ideas? I know there's no more REAL Cadbury in the US anymore, it's all produced by Hershey and re-branded (and not anywhere near as good). I also have been told that there are certain London-based "biscuits" that beat the pants off any cookies in the US.     *Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie. -- I've developed a strange interest in the creatively flavored KitKats. Would also be interested in cool Japanese skin-case, like facial masks. I have also just heard about "retro osuimono" (?? It looks like someone made dried soup mix impossibly adorable and tasty).    *Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love? - - I don't know those brands/lines well enough to be specific, but I am out of a nice smelling, deeply moisturizing body lotion and/or creme.    *Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? -- I am low on office snacks and teas! (and my Graze box has been discontinued!), so while I'm not generally a fan of your usual "trail mix" blends, I do generally like to keep dried fruits and roasted nuts around the office for mild "healthy-ish" snacking. Some all-time favorites are sunflower seeds (especially chocolate coated), dried mango, pineapple, and coconut flakes (all without sugar on the outside), honey-roasted any-nut, but LOVE pistachios, peanuts, pecans, walnuts.. will eat almost any nut, though if roasted and/or lightly salted.  As for loose leaf teas, I have an Adagio Tea wishlist (it's a good guide to see what kind of flavors/combos I'm into).    *Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive? -- I've been really curious about those reusable beeswax wraps/covers that are supposed to replace plastic wrap.    *Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths? -- Nothing bottle-worthy, but I wouldn't mind a decant of Bits of Birnam Woods, an maybe sniffies or partials of Justice for Mary, You're a Daisy if You Have, and Con Questions.    *Would you like anything from Lush? --Note a huge Lush fan these days - but curious about these new naked shower oils, like Coco Loco, and I did used to love the Rose Body Conditioner   *DragonCon carpet earrings* - thanks, I’m into D*Con, but I don’t have any piercings at all.   Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share?  Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/7KANCDM0KO7J?ref_=wl_share   Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/people/Izile?ref=hdr-fav  Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/southeatsnorth/    Adagio Tea  https://www.adagio.com/wishlist/295335/ Think that's most of them.
 
And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size?  don't wear bracelets much, necklaces I take anything from a choker (14") to a drop (18")
 
Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy?  I do lurves me some fancy tea!  Can use the Adagio list and see if there's anything that lines up similar in flavor.  I just got over a cold so I have majorly depleted almost all my tea stores except for the utilitarian/basic blends.   Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??  No thank you.    is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy? I don't think I've been in there in years, so no idea.   There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com)  - tempting, but I really have waaaaayyy too much make-up already!   How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used?  I have been gifted 2 over the years (the Stephanie Pui-Mun Law deck, and just recently the Last Unicorn deck) so I feel like I've got plenty of decks at the moment.    Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye?   No thanks, I have more than I can ever use right now.   Spicy foods: I am a pansy when it comes to heat, I've literally had too much black pepper be too hot.    Coloring books: Some of the really intricate adult ones look really nice, I had a postcard coloring book that is almost full. I don't it much, but sometimes it's a nice relaxing way to be "creative" when I feel like I'm completely blocked up.   Do you have a favourite saying or quote?  A few, I'm a quote-fiend.  "For I have loved the stars to dearly to ever be fearful of night" is definitely in the top 3, as is "You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you odd." - Flannery O'Connor - I am generally a fan of wit and quips as well. (and almost anything ever said by Anthony Bourdain, esp. “Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life — and travel — leaves marks on you.”    A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)  Any fiber issues?  Yes, equivalency is acceptable, and no fiber issues (though I prefer to avoid things like polyester and acrylic, unless their recycled/repurposed).    Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in?  -- I'm doing more nail wraps these days than nail polish (Espionage Cosmetics, specifically. Like my nerdy manicures!) I've been eyeing We Envoke Thee, Orion (or Eagle) Nebula, Faerie Lace, and Headmaster's Phoenix.   Does anyone else do nail wraps?   What about postcards? Postcards from cool places (whether I've been there or not - just not NYC please) are very welcome!    Weenie Wishes: - I'm mostly safe, but if my Witch had ordered decants or 1/2 decants or sniffies and wanted to pass them on, these are ones I'm curious to test.  Song of Autumn V - curious, maybe decant Song of Autumn IV - curious, maybe decant (or sniffie) Dead Leaves, Green Cognac, and Tea Roses - curious, maybe decant Dead Leaves, Cacao, and Sandalwood - curious, maybe partial decant or sniffie Dead Leaves, Blue Lilac, Black Currant, and Black Orchid - maybe sniffie Voluptuous Wantonness - curious - maybe decant The Sleeping Draught - curious - maybe decant A Look of Peace - curious - maybe decant Popcorn Ball Snake Oil - just a sniffie or partial decant maybe Les Heures de la Nuit - curious, decant Fall, Leaves, Fall - curious, maybe a decant Dusk in Autumn - curious, maybe a partial decant or sniffie   Nocturne Alchemy:  no thanks   I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household? -- Yaaaaasss! I love all the baked goods, sweet and savory shortbreads, poundcake, butter caramels.. all of it.. probably not the catnip though.   Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits? -- I LOVE to cook, I write my food blog and I am a cookbook hoarder. I do keep a pretty thoroughly stocked spice cabinet, though.  I have not been able to find Aleppo (or aleppo-style) pepper, however! It was a favorite, I used it all up, and now (for obvious reasons) it's a bit hard to track down.    Would you wear any of these? (because I'm that nuts that I would try to make one in a month)  Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)?   --Oh, a couple of them are cute, but open-weave knit stuff isn't very warm for me (and the winters here are cold, and the wind is very strong (I work right by the river, too)), and I have sooo many hats already.   Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever?   -- boring stuff...  more silky (good for hair) pillow cases, a table runner for the kitchen table (that I can FINALLY eat at!), a 20oz (or larger!) cup with lid/straw for work (we have a Bevi machine and I drink ssooooo much seltzer now!  The 16oz cup I have right now makes me get up to get refills way too frequently. Also, one of those over-the-faucet kitchen shelves. Like a plank of wood with legs, 22" wide, 4" deep, 7-12" high.. I've had a helluva time finding anything remotely similar anywhere! I've also had a really hard time finding a simple/plain 6"x9" picture frame for a piece of art.    Gotta ask: What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? -- Not really into the vegan thing, unless it's something that's naturally vegan, like dried fruit/nuts.  I don't have any favorite vegan chocolates, though I have had some high quality chocolate from South america that doesn't contain dairy just because it has like 3 ingredients, and it's like 85% dark.    How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt. I love me some fancy salts! I have a small/dwindling sampler set I bought in Barcelona, and I have long-ago used up my lemon salt.  Not so much into smoked salts, though.      How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional? -- Eclectic? I don't do cute much, though I like it in some others (Dragons & Beasties like), but I guess all my fantasy art that's NOT cutesy would fall under whimsical?  I don't really fit well into categories, I don't think? elfy-elegant, cottage-traditional?    So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witchees? No thank you, not a fan of bread and butter pickles (or any of the "sweet-ish" varieties, more like a classic kosher dill, or maybe dill-garlic pickle-person)   How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume?  And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks? We don't have trick-or-treaters, but I like to dress up, maybe go out to some bar/party, and I love my witchy plant socks from Sockdreams (I've nearly worn out my Belladonnas and Devils Breathe!) Hoping to head up to the Great Pumpkin Blaze up the Hudson River at some point this fall (having a hard time getting sith to commit to a date...) - something for my costume? I dunno... I haven't even figured out which costume I might be doing. Probably depends on how cold it will be.
Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas? Yes! I am low on the tea front these days, all varieties. I have an Adagio wishlist (in blog), but am not brand loyal. I'm all over the place for styles, though  mostly do black, green, herbal, and blends (not so much into rooibos/red, or many white teas). I like both classic whole leaf green varietals, but also things like "chocolate mint" (in green or black tea), or fruity/floral (pomegranate rose was a fav a few years ago), or chai-like or spicy for fall/winter - not a huge fan of bergamot or earl grey though.  
I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing? Tempting.. but I honestly don't think I'd wear them anymore at this phase in my life.   And a quick question here--I'm going to this amazing looking event on Saturday--does my witchee see anything they might be interested in?  https://www.facebook.com/events/903999316607440/ (the Oddities Market) I love an oddities market! I've always dreamed that one day, if I ever own a home, I'll have a "wizard's study" which will be a mix of real natural items (porcupine quills, antlers, maybe some bone or bone-replicas) with really realistic gaffs (like Sarina Brewer's taxidermy griffons and capricorns, or what look like butterflies in shadow boxes, until you get up close and see the thorax is a fairy) - so that people who visited wouldn't know where the line was between real/fake.  I obviously don't have the space for the larger items right now, but if my witch found me a cool thing like some porcupine quills, or an inexpensive/small butterfly in a box, or a cool looking bit of shed antlers (prefer that kind to the kind with the skulls attached 0.0), something like that -  that would be awesome   Enamel Pins: I like them way too much, they are becoming a problem, I am running out of hats and jackets to put them on.  I have a lot of the BPAL ones, a couple from Unstable Unicorns (game), and just got an Asexual Pride Unicorn head at D*Con as a gift from a friend. - I've seen some cool witchy ones on etsy, too! (I also like small buttons and patches).    Sockdreams:  https://www.sockdreams.com/wishlist/shared/index/code/fRHVFxuY0opntpPmq9d2XTCa8A67sXJz/   What is your T-shirt/shirt of choice Size? I normally prefer t-shirts that are specifically woman-shaped (not boxy unisex, they just hang on me all wrong, and I have enough sleep shirts), though baby-dolls are tricky because I am long of torso and baby dolls almost always end up showing 3-4" of midrift. I mostly take Smalls these days, though occasionally if something runs REALLY small/tight I could do a medium.  re: preferences, when possible, I like v-necks, and any color other than black (I just have SO.MANY. black tees).  (The old tissue tees of BPTP in Small are *PERFECT* I have a Bitches Love Unicorns tee in small, and it's nice, but still a little droopy/baggy where I rather it wasn't on my long-lanky frame)   OCTOBER LUNACY!  I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye? Moonflower & Orris was the only one I'm digging   If I was to donate to an animal rescue on your behalf as the "lucyboo" component of this swap, is there one in particular that you would choose?  I am particularly fond of Hooved Animal Humane Society, (HAHS), I learned about them as a kid collecting Breyer Horses, and they're still going.  And internationally a UK friend tipped me off to Prince Fluffy Kareem (I know, funny name).  Not domesticated, but I also have supported International Animal Rescue (especially their work in Indonesia with Orangutan).

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Switch Witch 2019 Questions

Would you like anything from Future Primitive? Type of products I'd like are body cream, conditioning hair rinse, whipped soap, and soap bars. Scents I like are Dust Witch, Opium Den, Pumpkin 'ead, Rook and Raven, Sparklebox, White Witch, and Bell Book & Candle. Also I'd love to try their shampoo bar as it's the first I've seen without SLS and SLES which my scalp is sensitive to.   Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of? I don't have any specific favorites but I love asian horror and dvds would be appreciated as long as they have subtitles/not just dubbed.   Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)? Yes! I love hats, scarves, fingerless mittens would be great as I don't have any.   Do any of these knitted items appeal to you? I love 1, 3, and 5!   How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)? I love thrift store finds!!    I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested?  I'd love them!   Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands? Yeah definitely!    Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated?  OH BOY YES! My wishlist is half Torrid clothes as they're one of the few places I can get alternative stuff in my size. My size is 2/3X depending on how fitted I want something to be.    What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?) ·         animal rescue - YES ·         pie - sure ·         dogs - YES ·         bears - eh ·         turtles - as a donation sure ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…) - All the YES   I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations? I can't think of anything specific at the moment.   Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie. EVERYTHING. Bento stuff, sweets, I love senbei, cute stationery stuff, all the DAISO crafting stuff like clay and resin supplies (curses they didn't include that stuff in the new NJ DAISO!!). Local indie art/jewelry. Anything and everything relating to Tamamo no Mae from the Fate Series/Type Moon.    Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love? We don't really have any of those stores near me so I'm not familiar with what they carry. If it aligns with my skincare/makeup likes though I'm sure I'd love it.   Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? Again I'm not really familiar with those stores.   Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive? Not that I can think of, we already have mesh produce bags and those silicone stretch lids to replace the cling film.     Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths? I'm hosting a circle so I'm already getting to try everything/keep anything leftover I like   Would you like anything from Lush? I'm starting to run out of conditioner so I'd love a bottle of Veganese. Also the Volcano foot mask.   Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees?  I collect really like fox themed stuff.   Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches?  With how it's come out that the CEO is anti-union I probably won't be supporting future projects on the platform   Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share? My etsy is linked in the SW spreadsheet and my general wishlist (just a google doc with links) is linked in my signature!   And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size? my wrist circumference is 19.5cm and for necklace chains nothing shorter than 20"   Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy? Ooooh that pumpkin spice chai looks nice. Also the peppermint cream milk oolong, and lady lavender. In loose leaf.   Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about washcloths, anyone need any?  What colors??   Yes! I like jewel tones and pinks    is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy?  I have to admit I'm not familiar with this store, I don't think we have them in my area   There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com) Corvus is gorgeous!   How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used? I love them but I'm pretty picky about art styles. I'm not into more abstract styles of art which I see on a lot of decks.    Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye? no thank you   Favorite quote/saying Hmmmm, can't think of anything   How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit? I only recently within the past year and a half started developing a spice tolerance lol. I can eat medium hot japanese curry! I'd say my upper limit is around 4,000.   How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom? I love them!   Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? All of the YES!! I'm a member of the AWA (American Wine Association) and I also love ciders, whisky, tequila, and various liquors. Midori is a huge favorite. Also I love Sake! For wine I prefer whites and roses as I can actually finish a bottle on my own. I tend to lean to the dryer end but every so often I love something a bit more sweet. I do like sweeter reds but while I enjoy a dryer red with dinner I can never finish a bottle before it goes bad so I feel bad buying my own and generally just drink some of my parents if they have a bottle open. With Sake I really like nigori sake. Also I adore various sparkling sakes. I've tried many varieties of sakes however and have so far liked them all. Oh and for the more obscure, Jelly Sake! It has little jelly pieces in it and is super fun to drink. Also I like Lambics! I only buy them occasionally since they're on the pricier side but they're a big favorite. My favorite of them is the Framboise.     A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)   Any fiber issues?  Yes crochet is great! No fiber issues here either.   About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else! Well I'm running a circle so I'll get to try and keep leftovers of a good chunk. I would definitely not mind full bottles of The Listeners, Flor de Muerto Hair Gloss, Come, Sister, Flesh of My Flesh, The Blood is the Life, A Wicked, Burning Desire Hair Gloss, Pumpkin Spice Dragon’s Milk Hair Gloss, Carotene, or Xanthophyll.   Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in?  I'm fine on nail polish, I actually need to slim my collection down.   What about postcards? YES! I have a massive collection of postcards. I actually use one occasionally haha.    Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)? Halloween 2020, Halloween Bastet and Anubis 2016, and Black Crow!   I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household? I LOVE shortbread. Sweet and savory.   Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits? Yes and yes! Currently I live with my parents and my mom has an extensive spice cabinet however sometime in the next six months or so I'm hoping to move in with a friend and said friend has the most sad and under stocked kitchen I've ever seen. I will need all the spices.   Would you wear any of these? (because I'm that nuts that I would try to make one in a month)  Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)? I am living for those hooded cowls and scarves.   How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt.  I love salt!   Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever? Hmmmm, I need a new shoe rack. My extended collection of my own shoes + cosplay shoes has exceeded the amount of space on current one.   What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? I'm not vegan    How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional? I switch between super cutesy/kawaii and more elegant modern.   So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witchees? I'm not fond of relish or really much of anything pickled as I'm super not fond of vinegar. I did discover that I can eat pickled daikon the other day though! Very first pickled food I ever liked lol.   How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume?  And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks? Unfortunately not much is done. We don't get trick or treaters where I a live. I'd love to dress up again and decorate but where I am right now it doesn't really work out. Also yes please socks, every fall I have to buy all new socks because everything has gone missing or worn out from the previous year.   Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas? I'd love some good herbal blends for relaxing!
I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing? Sure! I love spicing up my hair. It's very short naturally but I have a nice shoulder length human hair wig (in pastel blue and purple) I can add stuff to.   And a quick question here--I'm going to this amazing looking event on Saturday--does my witchee see anything they might be interested in?   https://www.facebook.com/events/903999316607440/ (the Oddities Market) Omg yes I love these types of events. I see The Little Grass Hut is going to be there, I'd love one of their mugs, I actually just bought a pair of earrings from them at a similar type of event up in my area a couple weeks ago.   Enamel Pins Yes I like them!    T-Shirt Size Mens and unisex is 2X generally unless they run small. Woman's Fitted is 3X but I prefer unisex over fitted tees.   OCTOBER LUNACY!  I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye?  Hunter Moon and Moonflower and Orris both look great!   https://archaichoney.com/bloodmoonbotanica  (Britton used to run Haus of Gloi.)  Witchee, are you interested in any kinds of things from the Blood Moon Botanica update? Not seeing anything I'd really like   also I took some beading classes and have been making bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.  Would you be interested in any?  If so, how big is your wrist or how long would you like your bracelet?  Any preferred styles of beads? Sure! My wrist is 19.5cm.   If I was to donate to an animal rescue on your behalf as the "lucyboo" component of this swap, is there one in particular that you would choose?  Panda Paws Rescue! I've been following them on social media ever since their show started last year and I really respect the work they're doing.   What is your very favorite Halloween candy? If you don't have one/don't do candy, what's a seasonal treat you love? I want to say Now & Laters but I can't eat them anymore with all the dental crowns I have ;A; So I'd have to say Reese's Cups. I especially like the seasonal shaped ones! Oh and smarties!   I just got an email from Lush that their Christmas stuff is now up online! anything you might like? I'd love the Let it Snow Shimmer Bar, Happy Shower Gel, Galaxy lip scrub, Golden Pear bar soap, Snow Apple Bar Soap, Drummers Drumming shower jelly, and the Snow Fairy Knot Wrap.   If you were my witchee, would you enjoy home made (canned) preserves?  I'm going home to Can All The Things & I'm thinking some bananas foster butter/sauce might be a nifty thing for you. Um all of the yes! I would have to guard it fiercely though as my dad is a bananas foster FIEND.   I am in Las Vegas is there anything you would want from here? I'm not sure, I've never been.

yowahoshihime

yowahoshihime

 

wishlist etc

since the forum 'revamped' or whatever, I cannot 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, and so i do not have to spend an hour again trying to find them when I finally puzzle out how to fix it.   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!   Do you listen to any podcasts?  Not really.  I did listen to the 10 episode podcast The Case of Charles Dexter Ward a few months ago and enjoyed it, though.  More recently I've been listening just to individual stories, like Crispin Freeman reading Poe's The Cask of Amontillado as well as various other Poe stories read by William Control, Vincent Price, or Basil Rathbone.   Do you have any favorite Halloween or scary movies?  I always watch The Raven with Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, and Hazel Court.  It's silly, but I love it.  Around Halloween is when I dig out the old Roger Corman-directed Poe-based movies with Vincent Price, and the old Universal monster movies, especially Bela Lugosi's Dracula.  I love all those old movies with Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, etc.  Warlock with Julian Sands and Richard E. Grant is always worth another viewing, too.  This year, I've been kind of thinking I might want to re-visit that old 80's movie The Bride starring Sting and Jennifer Beals.  I haven't seen that in decades, and I just stumbled across a listing for the DVD on Amazon a month or so ago and it's been sort of sticking in my head ever since.   I'm always in the mood to watch scary movies around Halloween, but somehow I just never seem to get out to the theater to see them.   Are there any crystals or stuff like that, that really resonates with you? I wouldn't say any really resonate with me; I'm not at all sensitive to that kind of thing.  I do have a preference for certain stones, though : garnets (my birthstone); labradorite; calcite, tiger's eye, goldstone, and hematite seem to be the stones to which I'm most drawn.   Do you drink loose leaf tea? If not, would you be up for drinking loose leaf tea if you had an infuser? I do drink loose leaf tea.  I tend to drink bagged tea most often just because it's quicker and more convenient, but I do have an infuser and also fillable tea bags to use with loose leaf tea, so I can and do drink it on occasion.   What type of books do you like to read? Is there any type of book you'd really like to have more of? I have to admit that I've been reading more fanfiction than actual books lately, to my dismay.  I have stacks of books that I should be reading that are getting ignored in favor of quick fanfic fixes.  The link to my Amazon wishlist is in my signature, and I wouldn't mind a spooky book or anthology of spooky stories for the season.     Do you prefer your gifts numbered or not? I really don't have a preference, so whatever works best for my goblin is fine with me.

bookworm

bookworm

 

13 Nights 2019 Queries

My catalog of answers below [Updated 9-19-19 - I SWEAR I WILL UPDATE THIS WEEKEND]   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.   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? Harry Potter (Luna, Ginny and Hedwig are my faves), Star Wars, Dr Who, Wonder Woman, MCU, NMBC   Do you prefer solid soap bars or liquid soap/shower gels? Shower oils? Definitely not oils. I worry too much about slipping and don't usually have time to do more than actually clean myself. I will get the most use out of bar soap, but I also like shower gels and whipped soaps.   Do you own a bath tub and would you like to receive bath products? Sadly no.    What are your feelings about tee turtle tshirts? Any favorites? I LOVE their shirts. I'm an XL womens and I love the Incorgnito and Tortitude shirts. In the Halloween collection, I love the batty reading one and the glow in the dark bunny one.    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? Sure!   Are there any BPAL’s you’re wishing to get your hands on? At this point, anything from this year that sounds like it's my thing would be good.    Would you like a box to hold BPAL or other small items?  What size box?  Imps, a few bottles, a lot of bottles?  I'm set for storage at the moment.   Is there a specific type of socks you prefer?  Wool, cotton, etc.?  No-show, ankle, crew, knee, thigh-high? Cotton or super soft wool, ankle or knee high.   Is there any oddball small thing you need or want but haven't gotten around to buying for yourself? I always need colorful paperclips, sticky notes, ponytail holders for my daughter.    Favorite Monsters Gargoyles, vampires, skeletons   Do you listen to any podcasts? Not really   Do you have any favorite Halloween or scary movies? Nightmare Before Christmas, psychological horror generally, though I don't really watch much anymore.    Are there any crystals or stuff like that, that really resonates with you?  I like jewelry with crystal elements, but nothing on a spiritual level.   Do you drink loose leaf tea? If not, would you be up for drinking loose leaf tea if you had an infuser? I do drink flavored loose leaf tea, especially chocolate or other dessert inspired blends. I am all set for infusers. 

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.

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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

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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

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