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Winter Solstice Swap 2017

Are there decants that you wished you ordered but didn't? Things you wish you had ordered more of?
I haven't been able to afford Liliths yet, let alone Weenies or Yules... But I'm going to try to get Liliths before they go down. My wishlist is up to date with Weenies and Yules.

Are your Amazon, Etsy etc wishlists up to date?
They should be. Amazon has priority settings so please sort high to low; I wish we could do that with Etsy.

how do you feel about animated films?
I used to be way more into anime but I'm not really anymore. My son has stolen all of my Ranma 1/2 dvds. I still watch some disney and pixar movies occasionally. NMBC is love! I watch Coraline once a year or so. My current fave animated movies besides NMBC are Brave and How to Train Your Dragon.

Is there a book you've always meant to read, but never got round to it?
Sure, but I have them already. My amazon book wishlist is very up to date; the books I really want are marked as very high or high priority. I put lots of inexpensive kindle books on there too.

If you've expressed an interest in candles, do you prefer unscented or scented and if the latter, what scents?
Sorry, I've answered so many similar swap questions that I can't keep track of which is which anymore! I love beeswax pillars like the ones from Big Dipper Waxworks (not rolled beeswax, I prefer poured.) Candles with intent would be fine! I do prefer pillars over jars because wick placement is usually better in pillars. Scent wise I like things like Vanillas, spices (clove, cardamom, cinnamon in small amounts), woodsy, bayberry, smoky, incense, marshmallow, patchouli, resins, tobacco, lavender, geranium, sandalwood, rose, etc. and lean towards essential oil types of the scent. For example, I think the yankee candle lavender smells nothing like actual lavender. There are some candles on my etsy and amazon wish lists - there are some Witch City Wicks, Dark Candles, etc. that I have been lusting over but I can't justify spending monies on them.

Do you like windchimes or other similar tinkley noisemakers?
I would love some gargoyle windchimes. (I have some unicorn ones and some that I inherited from my grandmother. Most of the ones that I long after are probably too expensive.) I still kind of lust over a small gargoyle guardian bell (I think there is one on my amazon wishlist, they're meant to put on motorcycles.) If you were to find something cool like that, it would be great. I wouldn't say no to a tibetan singing bowl for my altar.

Do you/would you like Christmas/holiday music? If so, any particular genres or styles?
I already have a lot of Christmas holiday music from my favorite bands so no thank you.

Do you have a Goodreads? Is it useful for my stalking purposes?
I do have a goodreads but I don't think it would be useful for stalking purposes. My amazon would be more useful. (I like librarything better than goodreads but it still isn't completely updated because most of my books have been packed up for 15-20 years. Link is in my SW help.)

Are there any holiday movies or shows you would particularly love to get your hands on?
Maybe some of the nostalgic rudolph christmas animated movies? (Year without a Santa Claus)

Would you prefer your nourishment to be literal (i.e., actual food) or representative?
Totally up to you. Bath/body, food, whatever.

In terms of actual food, are you comfortable with homebaked goodies so long as potential allergens are not involved?
yes!

Do you have favorite holiday foodstuffs?
Last year I received a homemade christmas pudding and it was SO GOOD. I need the recipe! And then I bought some sticky toffee pudding from World Market and that was delicious too.

Are you adverse to burning things as part of your sacrifice?
Would rather not unless it's meant to be burnt (incense, candles, paper.)

So how do you feel about teas? Would you be interested in getting some for your "nourishment" part of your gift? If so, are there particular companies you love or have always wanted to try? Special varieties you like- holiday blends, or decaf or solid standards like Earl Grey or Sencha?
I have so much tea it isn't funny. I wouldn't ever say no to Mariage Freres though.

And what about tea accoutrements, like rock sugar, nice honey (I have a fabulous apiary that is literally 6 blocks from my house!), a special spoon?
I always love locally sourced honey. I could use a really large (32oz) teavana perfectea maker.

Or maybe coffee is more your thing? And would you want your beans whole or ground (if ground, what grind do you like?)
I'm good on coffee I think, unless you have a super special blend you want to share with me. I usually prefer whole bean but I am not sure I'll be able to find my grinder or my french press. The only coffee maker in the house right now is my dad's keurig.

Scented candle lovers: do you have a favorite store/brand?
Indie companies are love. I'd love to try Witch City Wicks or Dark Candles (there are some on my bath / beauty / fragrance amazon wishlist for a hint of what kind of fragrances I like.) I just ordered a bunch of candles from Sihaya and Co. because she was having a secret menu sale so I finally get to try those. I was hoping to get some for swapping but they aren't guaranteed to be mailed until the middle of december. Oops.

Favorite/Least favorite bath products (e.g. do you like scrubs, bar soap, gel)?
Favorites: shower gel, salt/oil scrubs
Least favorite: bar soap (because I make it and I have about 500 bars.)

No SLS or parabens, trying to avoid phthalates. My skin is uber dry from thyroid issues and also breaks out really easily.

What sounds are comforting for you? Any that bring up good memories?
Hoofbeats, saddle leather creaking, horse tails swishing, neighing. (Yes, I miss my horses.) I have lots of white noise generators on my phone and I use those to sleep when I'm away from home. At home I have a noisy air cleaner to provide white noise.

Do you like and use christmas/other celebration decorations, baubles and the like?
I used to buy a purple, iridescent, sparkly, or some kind of mystical creature (dragon, unicorn, grotesque) every year for my tree but haven't done that lately. My ex didn't really like having a real tree. I doubt we'll have a real tree this year either because I'm staying with my 70-something parents and they have a little fake tree that they like to put up. My mom already has all of the decorations she needs (and more.) I'm always sad that they don't have a fireplace - so no good place to hang stockings. (Yes, I still do a stocking for my kid who is almost 30 and for my parents, and they do one for me.) I have one of those aluminum trees with a disco light in storage somewhere with all of my Christmas decorations.

Would YOU like to receive a singing bowl?
Yes!

Would you mind receiving a pre-loved book (one in good condition)?
I have a really hard time reading physical books because of my eyes. My contact prescription is too strong to read things. I do all of my reading on my ipad these days with either ibooks or the kindle app.

How do you feel about fruitcake, assuming that I can make it without any stated allergens?
We just made cherry almond fruitcake today! That's the only fruitcake I've ever had that I liked.

How about rum/whiskey/bourbon balls (these are no-cook, so the alcohol is still pretty potent)?
Heck yeah!! But I don't like walnuts.

What is your favorite store-bought holiday treat?
such a hard question. maybe the chocolate covered peppermint joe-joes from trader joes? I already bought a couple of boxes though and I had two boxes leftover from last year since R wasn't around to eat them all. (Amazing how much longer my treats last without someone else to eat them all.) I'm having a hard time thinking of winter holiday treats... I can think of valentine day treats (cupcake royale's "Death Cake") but the brain fog is blocking my thoughts right now. oh! I was going to buy some Sticky Toffee Pudding from World Market but they didn't have any so we might attempt to make our own this year. Most of the "store bought" stuff I used to get was from local bakeries/stores/grocery stores, I miss all of my Seattle stores.

twilighteyes

twilighteyes

 

scents I have ordered

11/8/17
source: Lab
Order: imps of tombstone, brimstone, aelopile, arcana. bottle of Samhain 2017
CnS: 11/9, received

11/11
source: Herb Girl
order: imps of Bloodlust, Czernobog, the Caterpillar, decant of Samhainophobia 2016. bottle of Laura Belle McDaniel
paid, received

11/16, Ajevie
decants all. The Blood Must Flow, Brangwy, Jaawi, Vampire Princess, Spinning on Graves, You Fancy Me Mad, The Mournful Influence if the Unperceived Shadow
paid


urbanruralferal

urbanruralferal

 

Testing with alice

Trying imps at Alice's.
Harlot: wouldn't even put it on my skin. Too much rose.
Half-Elf: light light incense, a little papery, a little rain, without being typically aquatic. dries down to almost nothing right away.
La serpent qui danse: not my cups. perfumey, a little light fruit, strong vanilla and a little floral. Not old lady, really, but a little bit plasticy with time.
Black Phoenix: cherry-almond all right at first. Dries down sharp and soapy. No way, not for me.

urbanruralferal

urbanruralferal

 

old wishlist, circa 2006-7

Not sure if this is at all accurate anymore, so I am starting my wishlist post from scratch, and adding scents from here in as time as allows.

5 ml:
Bastet
Morocco
Dorian
Snake Charmer
Tell-Tale Heart   want to try:   salon
great he-goat
Les Anges Dechus
the smiling spider
Lot and his daughters
three gorgons
mad meg   LE/Discontinued:
Formula 54 (dream on)
Chaste Moon
Selkie
Bloody Mary
Trick #2
Minotaur
Count Dracula
The Castle
Tell Tale Heart  
Carnaval Noir:
Midway
Freak Show
Snake charmer   Carnaval Diabolique:
Antonio, the Carny Talker
Phantom Calliope
Wulric, the Wolfman
Western Diamondback  
GC:   The Wild Men of Jezirat al Tennyn
Akuma (for O.pal)
Ogun
Calico jack
Lust
Queen Alice
Brown Jenkins
The deep ones
Mad Sweeney
Morocco (I just want more)
Prague
Manhattan
Port Royal
The Isles of Demons
Mouses Sad & long tail
hemlock
The Red Queen
Bluebeard
Black Annis
Fenris Wolf
Hades
Obatala
Calliope
Clio
Malediction
Roadhouse
Anathema
Vixen
Haunted
Dragon's Milk
Y'ha-nthlei
Bewitched
Velvet

urbanruralferal

urbanruralferal

 

12 Days of Xmas Wishlists and Q&A

So here are my wishlists:   Ravelry: Username is Spookygrrrly and I have a wishlist bundle for pattern Id like and dont have   Amazon: searchable under my email or full name   Haul of Gloi: Yule scents that sound yummy are Nefarious Gingerbread Man, Winter Divinity, and Snow Wolf. Especially that Nefarious Gingerbread Man would be great as a perfume oil. I would also like to try their sugar exfoliant.

spookygrrrly

spookygrrrly

 

12 Days of Christmas

Are you coveting anything currently available from Haus of Gloi?
Yes! I like HoG scrubs, whipped soap, pumpkin butter, etc. From the Yule update, I pretty much like the sound of all the scents except for Rosy Cheeked (citrus is not my thing). Eggnoggin, His Sweater, and Winter Divinity sound especially good.

Are you coveting anything from the Paintbox Soapworks update that just happened?
Taking a quick look now! Winter Stories, White Winter Hymnal and White Snow, Bright Snow all sound good. I like their scrubs and lotions.

Are you coveting anything from Cocoa Pink?
I have never bought from this company so not particularly, but I am open to trying anything you think I might like!
How do you feel about pomanders?
I don't know what I would do with one! What do you do with them?

How do you feel about savor soaps?
I'm not familiar with them but again, open to trying it!

Or Perfectly Posh?
See above!

Do you have feelings about fruitcake? We're talking whiskey soaked homemade fruitcake, not a brick in a festive tin.
I recently tried making my own ~*fancy*~ fruitcake for Christmas and I thought it was really good! So what I learned from this is that whiskey soaked homemade fruitcake is awesome, and the cheapo storebought kind is not. Tl;dr I am a fruitcake snob. So I would love to try your homemade fruitcake!
Any strong nail polish and/or makeup preferences?
I don't wear a ton of makeup, and I am kind of picky about it. My eyeshadow is always the same (one of the various Midnight Cowboy incarnations from Urban Decay) and I usually just wear whatever mascara I got in my latest ipsy bag. (They always seem to send me mascara!) I wear bare minerals foundation and usually blush. I DO love to try new lip products- this is the one area where I am very open to experimentation. I usually wear red lipstick and am always looking for the perfect shade. I am way less picky about nail polish and will basically wear whatever! I like almost all bright or dark colors and am open to crazy glitters or holos or whatever.

Favorite animals?
PUGS! I am obsessed. Also manatees, koalas, pandas, penguins, and sloths. I also like basically all sea creatures, especially cephalopods! Oh and owls and flamingos! And alpacas! I really love animals, haha.
Do you have a strong preference for consumables (soaps, candles, food, etc.) over other stuff?
I don't have a strong preference one way or the other!
Would you be interested in Colorpop?
I don't know what that is! Hang on. Ok, no thanks!

Would you like any holiday music? if so, do you prefer a CD or MP3?
No thanks!

Do you like toffee or fudge?
Fudge yes! No nuts please. I am not super into toffee.

How do you feel about amigurumi (little crochet stuffies...animals, characters, ornaments, etc.)?
Yess they are so cute and I love them! I wish I could make them.
If I were to crochet you something wearable, do you have any preferences? Do you like hats, scarves, gloves, other? And would you prefer something fun and whimsical (e.g. fox face hat or owl mittens), something delicate and pretty (e.g. lacy wraps or scalloped boot cuffs), or just something like a basic, no frills beanie or cowl? Do you have a Ravelry account and a list of favorite patterns?
Whimsical is my favorite! I would love a scarf!

What kind of hot drinks do you like, and if tea or coffee or cocoa or cider or alcohol, give specifics?
All of the above? I like tea, especially stronger black teas (various earl grey types, lapsang souchong, also some on the sweeter side) and savory-ish green teas (like genmaicha) but I also really like floral teas (jasmine, rose, etc.) I love hot cocoa and cider. I love coffee but don't have strong preferences as I am just starting to learn what I like. I don't like flavored coffee. I prefer whole leaf tea and whole bean coffee.
What kind of candles do you like, scent, etc?
Vanilla, vanilla peppermint for the holidays, smoky, pine/evergreen, resins, spice, apple, etc. I am open to foodie scents for candles, whereas I don't usually like them for personal wear.
Mixes or seasonings for the kitchen?
Spices would be food!
What is something new in your life that you wish you had more "things" for?
Hmm I can't think of anything off the top of my head.

We do a lot of baking and holiday good ridiculousness around here...house specialties include lebkuchen (flourless, they're mostly nuts, spices, candied fruit), marzipan, butter caramels (flavored or plain), shortbread crisps, and savory cheese shortbread. Any of these sound appealing?
Savory shortbread sounds amazing! I have never had marzipan. Caramels sound good, too! I like a lot of baked goods, just nothing with nuts! (I'm not allergic or anything- I just do not like the texture.)

What are your top places to get a gift card from?
Probably BPAL, to be honest! I get a lot of use out of Starbucks cards, too.
Which holiday symbols/themes do you like the best (or least)? Such as Santas, snowflakes, reindeer, etc.
I like reindeer (or regular deer) and snowmen!
Do you like puzzles?
Yes!

porcelina

porcelina

 

12 days swap 2017

Are you coveting anything currently available from Haus of Gloi?
Scrubs are always useful, and Snow Wolf, His Sweater, and Rosy Cheeked all sound nice, scent-wise

Are you coveting anything from the Paintbox Soapworks update that just happened?
Yuletide Mariner is one of my favorite scents from Paintbox


Are you coveting anything from Cocoa Pink?
never used anything from them


How do you feel about pomanders?
sure!

How do you feel about savor soaps?
scrubs or moisturizers in the non-foody range, like pipe smoke or the balsam and cedar, or something citrusy sounds good.

Or Perfectly Posh?
never heard of them, so no idea

Favorite animals?
all of them! dogs, foxes, dragons, frogs, little songbirds, hummingbirds, even the fuzzy wee beastie that ate all of my pea seedlings last spring (my neighbor has rabbits...like, ALL of them it seems).

Weird question, but it's on my mind: Do you have a strong preference for consumables (soaps, candles, food, etc.) over other stuff?
not a strong preference, but I like things I can use or things that have a purpose, and probably not a huge amount of soap-type stuff because I can only use so much.

Would you be interested in one of the Colorpop pallets? Anything else from Colourpop?
I have so. many. eyeshadows. probably set on the makeup front, though they look fun.

Would you like any holiday music? if so, do you prefer a CD or MP3?
either format is fine, and sure...holiday, non-holiday, quirky stuff you listen to because you hate holiday music, it's all good.

Do you like toffee or fudge?
love both


Do you have feelings about fruitcake? We're talking whiskey soaked homemade fruitcake, not a brick in a festive tin.

I've never had actual fruitcake, so I'd be down to try this. I am familiar with the old Claxton fruitbrick, and we make stollen every year and lebkuchen, which are sweet bread/cookie things with candied fruit (and I love both), but I've never actually had real fruitcake.

Any strong nail polish and/or makeup preferences?
I think I'm basically set on makeup, though I'm still hunting for a nice brick/tawny red family lip stain.

Nail polish I don't wear often, but I love shimmery/metallic/etc., and kind of intrigued by mattes, but not a fan or cremes or anything with a lot of glitter. If I have to fight to get it off later, I won't generally wear it.

Are you interested in anything from my etsy shop? https://www.etsy.com...winklentwilight(bags, stuffies, hats, fingerless mitts, lefse cozies...)
I love the knot bag style and that fox fabric is adorable.

How do you feel about amigurumi (little crochet stuffies...animals, characters, ornaments, etc.)?
love them, ornaments or stand-alone little things.


If I were to crochet you something wearable, do you have any preferences? Do you like hats, scarves, gloves, other? And would you prefer something fun and whimsical (e.g. fox face hat or owl mittens), something delicate and pretty (e.g. lacy wraps or scalloped boot cuffs), or just something like a basic, no frills beanie or cowl? Do you have a Ravelry account and a list of favorite patterns?

whimsical, pretty, basic, I love it all. Cowls, hoods, hats, handwarmers (just the tube with a thumbhole kind rather than the short finger version, I like my fingers free), or mittens, decorative scarf/shawlette type stuff that I can wear indoors as an accent rather than hidden under a heavy coat ...I'm not too picky and I LOVE wearing handmade things.

on ravelry I'm firechild, I have favorites and a ginormous queue, some for me, some for other people/projects

What kind of hot drinks do you like, and if tea or coffee or cocoa or cider or alcohol, give specifics?
love any tea except rooibos, or anything with licorice root
coffee, generally medium roast, no flavor or lightly flavored (though I can always mix in some plain)
I like hot cocoa, generally not flavored though, just plain chocolate version.


What kind of candles do you like, scent, etc?
pine/christmas tree scents (like Yankee mistetoe for reference), clean or citrusy scents mostly, votive, tealight, little jars, wax melts, any are usable around here.


Mixes or seasonings for the kitchen?
I love to cook, so sure. About the only herbs I don't cook with much are rosemary, thyme, and tarragon, but anything not heavy on any of those is great.


What is something new in your life that you wish you had more "things" for?
other than knowledge/brainspace I wouldn't know how to answer this...patterns on ravelry?

What are your top places to get a gift card from? amazon, joann fabrics are probably my most-used shops, penzey's spices   Which holiday symbols/themes do you like the best (or least)? Such as Santas, snowflakes, reindeer, etc.
My favorite winter visual themes are snow/ice, winter landscapes, winter plants (holly, spruce trees, etc.), animals   Do you like puzzles? yes, both jigsaw type puzzles and brain teasers, especially word games.

skyelyric

skyelyric

 

Xmas 12 of '17

Are you coveting anything currently available from Haus of Gloi?
Nefarious Gingerbread Men, Snow Wolf or Rosy Cheeked all sound good. In Whipped Soap, Pumpkin Butter or Hair Oil all sound good to me! Any of the available Winter update in candles works, too.


Are you coveting anything from the Paintbox Soapworks update that just happened?
Paintbox, any of the Winter edition in bar soap or wax melts. I don't have a burner, but they smell nice just placed around the house, too.

Are you coveting anything from Cocoa Pink?
CP isn't my thing.

Do you have feelings about fruitcake? We're talking whiskey soaked homemade fruitcake, not a brick in a festive tin.
We like fruitcake so much in our house, we make our own

Any strong nail polish and/or makeup preferences?
I love super sparkly nail polish. Multichromes, foils and glass flecks are my favorites. I don't really use any other makeups.

Pomanders?
I love making these, they make the house smell super Christmas-y

Savor?
This store was my introduction to whipped soap, and I love them! Honey Love Dust is a favorite, and I'm interested in trying Hot Coffee, and Jade

Perfectly Posh?
The BFF face polish or Don't Be Bitter Baby hand creme (they have good hand creme)

Favorite animals?
I like them all, but especially cats, bats, octopi

Weird question, but it's on my mind: Do you have a strong preference for consumables (soaps, candles, food, etc.) over other stuff?
Not a strong preference, they're all good. My only note would be that we're not super snackers, so food stuffs as accents (particularly chocolate and coffee) are super welcome, but not necessarily as the main component.

Would you be interested in one of the Colorpop pallets? Anything else from Colourpop?
I don't really wear makeup except nail polish

Would you like any holiday music? if so, do you prefer a CD or MP3?
We like tradional (as in medieval/Renaissance) music, Irish carols, or 30's through the 50's. Bing Crosby, Burl Ives, that sort of thing is welcome, too. MP3 as we don;t have any way to play CDs atm

Do you like toffee or fudge?
Love 'em both, especially homemade


Are you interested in anything from my etsy shop? https://www.etsy.com...winklentwilight(bags, stuffies, hats, fingerless mitts, lefse cozies...)

Love the bags! (Well, I like the mitts, too, but I usually make my own). The drawstring bags are particularly good. Cats, bats, octopus fabrics are all gorgeous

How do you feel about amigurumi (little crochet stuffies...animals, characters, ornaments, etc.)?
I think they are adorable

If I were to crochet you something wearable, do you have any preferences? Do you like hats, scarves, gloves, other? And would you prefer something fun and whimsical (e.g. fox face hat or owl mittens), something delicate and pretty (e.g. lacy wraps or scalloped boot cuffs), or just something like a basic, no frills beanie or cowl? Do you have a Ravelry account and a list of favorite patterns?
Lacy things or slippers. I never wear mittens or scarves.
What kind of hot drinks do you like, and if tea or coffee or cocoa or cider or alcohol, give specifics?

Primarily coffee, I love dark roasts, single origins when I can get them (particularly African/Indonesians, please no Costa Rica). Flavored coffees are okay, too, particularly holiday flavors. We don;t have a grinder, so ground for a home espresso machine, if you can...but we can sneak grind it at the grocery store if necessary.
I like tea, but practically never drink it.
Cocoas and ciders are great!

What kind of candles do you like, scent, etc?

Holiday scented candles are good, as are decorated unscented candles

Mixes or seasonings for the kitchen?

Definitely! Middle Eastern and Asian spice blends particularly

What is something new in your life that you wish you had more "things" for?

That's a hard one. I bought an old school sewing machine (complete with table!) awhile back, and I haven't used it because I don't have anything for it...but that's because it's all in storage. I was starting to get into sewing when my other machine broke. But sewing supplies/accessories/books would be welcome. Nothing really "new" in my life, aside from that.

We do a lot of baking and holiday good ridiculousness around here...house specialties include lebkuchen (flourless, they're mostly nuts, spices, candied fruit), marzipan, butter caramels (flavored or plain), shortbread crisps, and savory cheese shortbread. Any of these sound appealing?
I confess I'm not a huge fan of lebkuchen, but the rest of the house is so it will be appreciatedly consumed by someone if it's in the box. The only marzipan I'm familiar with is the plastic-y commercial stuff that give s me a headache. I'm down with trying homemade if it's different (like homemade fruitcake vs commercial). The rest is all an unqualified yes!

What are your top places to get a gift card from?

Ummmm...anyplace that sells yarn. Lab or Post, Sock Dreams, etsy, HoG...ebook retailers, like Kobo.

Which holiday symbols/themes do you like the best (or least)? Such as Santas, snowflakes, reindeer, etc.
We like Country (rustic) Christmas, Victorian and homemade (I think that was covered in the ?aire. Not so fond of the very plastic and mass produced looking items.

Do you like puzzles?
I don't really have the patience for puzzles. Plus I'm pretty sure the cats would disappear/eat some of the pieces, or our husky would sweep it off the table with his big, fluffy tail.

Do you have a strong preference for numbered packages vs randomly picking with maybe a few hints along the way?
Whatever makes my partner happy.

Are you jonesing for any particular BPAL right now? Anything you are just dying to try, even just a sniffie?
Ummm....I miss some of my bottles in storage, but aside from that, no (sorry, am I a broken record yet?)

How do you feel about the following flavors/ingredients:
Coconut? It depends. I love coconut in thai food, and I have coconut flakes in my chia pudding...I really enjoy coconut popsicles and coconut cream pie. I would probably enjoy the coconut chips I see everywhere. But I loathe macaroons and most baked other baked goods with coconut.
Mint? Again, it depends. I really like mint when I like it...but I don't always like it. It's partially a mood thing
Lavender? I like lavender plants, and I enjoy it as an accent scent (or flavor), but it quickly becomes overwhelming.
Rosewater? Oh, yes
Cardamom? Please!
Candied citrus peel/marmalade? I candy my own citrus peel, and we don;t really eat much jam/jelly/marmalade, but I'd love a good curd.
Anything to absolutely avoid? Meat and meat by-products

Would you like anything crafted for the storage or transport of the BPAL? (Travel imp containers, boxes for 5mls, bottle cozy, etc.)
Probably not a cozy - I have mostly imps and rollerballs (less likely to spill). But a good imp container would be nice. Something to keep them upright so they don't leak
If so, do you prefer them to be plain or decorated? Either or!
If decorated, are there any motifs or art that you'd particularly like? Nightmare before Christmas, Victorian gothic, steampunk, celestial

*A note on my wishlists - there are some items on my wishlists that are up there as placeholders and inspiration for me (like Pinterest, but for etailers) so I know there's some sold/no longer available items.

Psuke

Psuke

 

12 Days of Christmas 2017

Are you coveting anything currently available from Haus of Gloi?
Not really familiar with their products, but Bathing Dust in Cozy Pumpkin does look pretty spectacular. Maybe a soft bubbling scrub in Honeysuckle Lemon Curd? Butterbombs in Sleepy Time?

Are you coveting anything from the Paintbox Soapworks update that just happened?
Bath Streusel in Figs in Honey, The Queen is Dead, or Fairytale. Scrub in Dead Leaves on the Dirty Ground or Perdita.

Are you coveting anything from Cocoa Pink?
Not familiar with them, but maybe a scrub in Ginger Crème Brûlée or Winchester House Kitchen?

(The general theme from above: I prefer scrubs and bath soaks. Not really into soap or scented lotions.)

Do you have any feelings about fruitcake?
Can't say I have enjoyed it in the past, but I have never had any homemade. So I'd be up for sampling, as long as it could be made without raisins or dates.

Any strong nail polish and or makeup preferences?
Nail polish should be at least 3 Free (no DBP, Formaldehyde, or Toluene). Favorite finishes are matte, flakie, and duochrome. Not into metallic/foil.
I have sensitive skin, I don't really wear much makeup, and I am really picky about what I do use, so probably best to avoid that. (That being said, I love Lush's tinted lip balms, mascara, and eyeliner, and Benefit's cheek & lip stains)

How do you feel about pomanders?
Really love them actually! Clove and citrus is the smell of the holidays to me.

How do you feel about savor soaps?
Don't know this brand, but see general product type preferences above.

Or Perfectly Posh?
Not familiar with this one either.

Favorite animals?
I am a lover of animals in general, but especially foxes, cats, sugar gliders, armadillos, bison, and river otters. Also, I'm a big fan of cryptids...kitsune, griffins, jackalope, phoenix, etc.

Do you have a strong preference for consumables (soaps, candles, food, etc.) over other stuff?
No real preference regarding consumable or not, but I agree with the preference for objects to be handmade over "plastic-y, store-bought, mass-produced stuff". So if more consumables make that easier for you to do, I'm cool with that!

Would you be interested in one of the Colorpop pallets?
No thanks.

Would you like any holiday music? if so, do you prefer a CD or MP3?
Nah, I'm set with holiday music.

Do you like toffee or fudge?
Toffee--absolutely. Fudge--if it is dark chocolatey, and especially with nuts

Are you interested in anything from my etsy shop? https://www.etsy.com...winklentwilight
Yes! I would get a ton of use out of one of those drawstring project bags. And I have a soft spot for weirdo monster amigurumi, so wouldn't mind one of those either. =)

How do you feel about amigurumi (little crochet stuffies...animals, characters, ornaments, etc.)?
I make them and I love receiving them, especially mythological creatures/monsters and little animal or fandom ornaments.

If I were to crochet you something wearable, do you have any preferences? Do you like hats, scarves, gloves, other? And would you prefer something fun and whimsical (e.g. fox face hat or owl mittens), something delicate and pretty (e.g. lacy wraps or scalloped boot cuffs), or just something like a basic, no frills beanie or cowl? Do you have a Ravelry account and a list of favorite patterns?
I love hats and fingerless gloves, and like both silly and pretty styles of things. I'm 44sunsets on Ravelry as well, and have a couple of favorites bundles there that I will probably add more too in the coming days!

What kind of hot drinks do you like, and if tea or coffee or cocoa or cider or alcohol, give specifics?
All of the above. I like all kinds of tea and herbals except rooibos. I prefer light or medium roast coffees. I love cocoa, especially dark chocolate and mint. Love cider, both alcoholic and non. For booze, I prefer scotch/whiskey/bourbon and beer, but the only thing I really wouldn't be into is tequila.

What kind of candles do you like, scent, etc?
I prefer jar or tin candles to tealights/pillars/etc. For scents, I like citrus, fir or other woods, sage, lavender, fig, and fruit with cardamom, cloves, or other spices. More on the herbal and earthy side than vanillic or floral.

Mixes or seasonings for the kitchen?
Absolutely. Anything from baking mixes to savory seasoning mixes.

What is something new in your life that you wish you had more "things" for?
Hmmm...I've just started doing some beading/jewelry making. So tools (crimper, loom, bead mat, size 10 beading needles) or seed beads or beginner kits.

We do a lot of baking and holiday good ridiculousness around here...house specialties include lebkuchen (flourless, they're mostly nuts, spices, candied fruit), marzipan, butter caramels (flavored or plain), shortbread crisps, and savory cheese shortbread. Any of these sound appealing?
Those all sound amazing, but especially marzipan or savory cheese shortbread!

What are your top places to get a gift card from?
Lush, Etsy, Starbucks, Amazon

Which holiday symbols/themes do you like the best (or least)? Such as Santas, snowflakes, reindeer, etc.
Snowflakes and stars, snow covered landscapes, candles and evergreen boughs, fair isle and plaid, festive deer and foxes and other woodland animals. Love Nightmare Before Christmas. Not so into Santa, angels, or snowmen.

Do you like puzzles?
I do. Alas, I don't have a good place to do jigsaw puzzles currently, but I love logic puzzles and other puzzle games.

Do you have a strong preference for numbered packages vs randomly picking with maybe a few hints along the way?
No strong preference

Are you jonesing for any particular BPAL right now? Anything you are just dying to try, even just a sniffie?
Really, anything from the American Gods series. I want to smell them ALL and it kills me that they are unimpable!! (I bought The Carousel as a gift, so got to test that before sending it on, but any other scent from that line would be welcome.)

How do you feel about the following flavors/ingredients:
Coconut? Like it best toasted, but good either way.
Mint? Only combined with chocolate.
Lavender? Love!
Rosewater? Also love! Flower-flavor all the things!
Cardamom? Yup.
Candied citrus peel/marmalade? Grapefruit is my favorite, but all citrus is good.
Any other flavors to absolutely avoid? No dates, raisins, or bbq or onion flavored things, please.

Would you like anything crafted for the storage/transport of the BPAL? (Travel imp containers, boxes for 5mls, bottle cozy, etc.) If so, do you prefer them to be plain or decorated? If decorated, are there any motifs or art that you'd particularly like?
I'm good on travel imp containers, but could use some sort of home imp storage solution besides "throw them all in a box". Also, a box that could safely protect one or two 5mls for travel purposes would be nice. I'm set on home storage for 5mls. Fine with plain, but I also dig paisley or lunar motifs and fae (like Froud) or animal art on my storage.



44sunsets

44sunsets

 

12 Days of Christmas 2017

12 Days of Christmas 2017 -- you can also read my answers from Switch Witch and 13 Days of Halloween 2017 in my blog if you want.

Are you coveting anything currently available from Haus of Gloi?
I'm super sad that my Rose City pumpkin butter is almost gone (and I don't see it on the site anymore - it was rose and patchouli.)
* Snow Wolf, Turkish Delight, would love of a sample of Haus Amber and Nefarious Gingerbread Man. (Pumpkin Butter and any of the scrubs.)
* Pomander, Fir Boughs and Incense, Serenity (butter bombs)
* Candy Cane, Butterscotch (lip balm)
* For perfume only, the birthday ambers are on sale and I was wanting to try Amber & Rose, Amber & Incense, or Amber Noir. The Fall Black Musks are killing me, I love black musk. I'm most interested in Black Musk & Nag Champa, Black Musk, Leather & Rose, Black Musk, Anise & Vanilla. I've never smelled their black musk though, so I hope it's good!

Are you coveting anything from the Paintbox Soapworks update that just happened?
Sorbetto or bath streusel only: Winter Stories or Figs in Honey. (no lotions or soap please.) I do love her goat milk body cream and wish she would make the lavender honey scented again. There are plenty other of scents on there I'd love too.

Are you coveting anything from Cocoa Pink?
- Scent wise: Black, Black Marshmallow, Black Vanilla, Black Velvet, Black Widow, Broomstick, Come-hither, Cozy Blanket, Fear of Ghosts, Genevieve, Lipstick Stains, Marshmallow, Monster in the Walls, Naughty, Sensory Deprivation Tank, Stanley Hotel, The Upside-Down, Vanilla on the Rocks, Vanilla Rose,
- Product wise: ShampPink shampoo, dermabrasion sample, I'm 29 serum, either the coco mango or the voluptuous body butters, linen spray, sugar scrub. No perfume please.

How do you feel about pomanders?
They smell good - I used to make them for people.

How do you feel about savor soaps?
No bar soap for me please. I am not really a fan of whipped soap either, but I do like sugar scrubs so I added some of those to my etsy wishlist. I added some whipped soap too, but mostly for the scents that I liked, not for the whipped soap itself.

Or Perfectly Posh?
No thank you.

Do you have feelings about fruitcake? We're talking whiskey soaked homemade fruitcake, not a brick in a festive tin.
So I've only ever had one fruitcake that I liked -- cherry almond fruitcake (with pears, marzipan, and amaretto.) I usually beg my mom to make me one every year.

Any strong nail polish and/or makeup preferences?
I don't usually wear nail polish (except for BPTP polish!) but I have some on my etsy list that changes color (I'm a sucker for color changing things) and I'm really intrigued by ilnp. (Raven, Abyss, Moonstone, Birefringence, Westwing, By Nightfall, Ava, Walking Home, Missed Calls, Deja Vu....) Makeup wise, I only wear prescriptives foundation and powder. I love black eyeliner that won't smudge or smear (I've been using Stila smudge stick and kat von d tattoo liner but both of those still run a little.) I just got two lippies in another swap but I can always use more (light 'blue leaning' plums/rose.) I don't wear brown, yellow, gold, beige, or cream. I'm into silver, black, grey, purple, blue. Sometimes reds/greens but not often. I have a ton of loose eyeshadows but rarely wear them. I could use some good mascara.

Favorite animals?
Not in any particular order: Bats, pibbles, friesian horses. Mythological: hippocampus, unicorn, gargoyles/grotesques, toothless.

Do you have a strong preference for consumables (soaps, candles, food, etc.) over other stuff?
I have a strong preference for things that are useful as opposed to things that just sit. Games, shirts, foods, yes! (no bar soap please.)

Would you be interested in Colorpop?
The only palette that calls to me is the Yin to your yang. For lippies, I like Ice Cube, Sauce, Baewatch (ugh, I hate the name though), and the Amethyst crystal balm. Black eyeliner.

Would you like any holiday music? if so, do you prefer a CD or MP3?
No thank you.

Do you like toffee or fudge?
Fudge yes, but no nuts or anything in my fudge. Love butterscotch or peanut butter! Plain chocolate is awesome too but my mom makes that, as well as toffee, every year.

How do you feel about amigurumi (little crochet stuffies...animals, characters, ornaments, etc.)?
I like them! (We make and sell them on our etsy store.) My most favorite one ever was a pit bull amigurumi that was gifted to me.

If I were to crochet you something wearable, do you have any preferences? Do you like hats, scarves, gloves, other? And would you prefer something fun and whimsical (e.g. fox face hat or owl mittens), something delicate and pretty (e.g. lacy wraps or scalloped boot cuffs), or just something like a basic, no frills beanie or cowl? Do you have a Ravelry account and a list of favorite patterns?
I really don't like most crocheted wearables, I prefer knitted. I am on Ravelry as misstwilight and I do have some bundles under my favorites called "make for me." Please don't make anything out of my general favorites.

What kind of hot drinks do you like, and if tea or coffee or cocoa or cider or alcohol, give specifics?
Lately I have been mostly using the keurig to make coffee and tea (or using cold brew coffee.) I do have some coffee beans and tea on my amazon "edibles" wishlist. I like black tea, especially flavored or cinnamon, and mint tea - especially with licorice. (I hate chamomile.) I love sweet hard cider, especially JK Scrumpy and Ace's pumpkin cider. Ghiradelli Double Chocolate cocoa and Vosges Parisian drinking chocolate are my favorites. Alcohol wise, I like just about everything but mostly things like amaretto, baileys, kahlua, sinfire, vanilla vodka, marshmallow vodka, etc.

What kind of candles do you like, scent, etc?
Vanillas, spices, woodsy, smoky, incense, marshmallow, patchouli, resins, tobacco.

Mixes or seasonings for the kitchen?
I'm probably pretty good on spices since I don't cook much.

What is something new in your life that you wish you had more "things" for?
Probably my altar. I could use an altar cloth and some other items.

We do a lot of baking and holiday good ridiculousness around here...house specialties include lebkuchen (flourless, they're mostly nuts, spices, candied fruit), marzipan, butter caramels (flavored or plain), shortbread crisps, and savory cheese shortbread. Any of these sound appealing?
Nothing with nuts please. (It's a texture thing - I like nut butters though.) We do caramels too but I'd love to taste yours, especially flavored! Mmmm savory cheese!

What are your top places to get a gift card from?
ooh, hard to say. Smellies wise: BPAL/BPTP, Moonalisa, Nocturne Alchemy. Food wise: Panera, MOD Pizza, Qdoba/Chipotle, Trader Joes Otherwise: Amazon, Twisted Fiber Art, The Loopy Ewe, Paradise Fibers, Fresh from the Cauldron (etsy), Teeturtle, ThinkGeek, Costco. I'm sure I could think of more but really anywhere would be a treat.

Which holiday symbols/themes do you like the best (or least)? Such as Santas, snowflakes, reindeer, etc.
KRAMPUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also snowflakes.

Do you like puzzles?
I play a lot of puzzle games on my ipad but I don't do anything that requires me to hold a pen/pencil and I no longer do jigsaw puzzles (no place to put them, all of our tables are covered in other projects like cutting boards for fabric, sewing machines, etc. plus one table to eat at.) I went from a huge house, to sharing a basement, to having one small room, so my stuff is pretty crammed in here.

Do you have a strong preference for numbered packages vs randomly picking with maybe a few hints along the way?
Nope. Either way is fine.

Are you jonesing for any particular BPAL right now? Anything you are just dying to try, even just a sniffie?
Beautiful Macabre, Mummies of Mexico City. (for sniffing)

How do you feel about the following flavors/ingredients:
Coconut? I like coconut chips and toasted coconut, coconut oil for cooking, coconut sugar for baking, but I'm not really a fan of things like mounds or almond joy.
Mint? I love mint tea (especially combined with licorice root.) Mint frangoes are sometimes good, but otherwise I'm not a huge fan of mint and chocolate, it has to be something I'm in the mood for.
Lavender? I love lavender everything. We made lavender vanilla liqueur this year, as well as cordial for lavender lemonade.
Rosewater? Also made rose petal liqueur, rose jam, etc. Nom!
Cardamom? Yes.
Candied citrus peel/marmalade? My mom received some homemade candied orange peel in a recent ravelry swap and they were SO GOOD. Yes. (not a fan of marmalade though.)
Anything to absolutely avoid? flavor wise, I'm just having a hard time thinking of what to absolutely avoid beside things like mincemeat, pecan pie, lutefisk, things with nuts or marshmallows (texture, not flavor), etc.  
Would you like anything crafted for the storage or transport of the BPAL? (Travel imp containers, boxes for 5mls, bottle cozy, etc.)
I use ammo boxes and mint tins for imps and I have tons of boxes (both travel and storage) for bottles, so I'm good there. I wouldn't mind wall display type things for BPAL though! Like nail polish racks or coffin shaped shadow boxes with bpal sized shelves? Someday I am going to order the BPTP wall sconce for bpal bottles.
If so, do you prefer them to be plain or decorated? Either or!
If decorated, are there any motifs or art that you'd particularly like? I love celtic knots (ravens, dogs, horses, ferrets, just knots), swirly things, nightmare before christmas, bats, corvids, gargoyle/grotesques, skulls/calaveras, eye of horus/ankhs, krampus. More on the darker/gothy side.

twilighteyes

twilighteyes

 

2017 12 Days of Christmas Answers Etc.

Updated 11/11/17

Are you coveting anything currently available from Haus of Gloi?
I am not terribly familiar with Haus of Gloi, but the bubbling scrub and pumpkin butter looks good and the Blood Orange Marshmallow scent sounds right up my alley, as do a lot of the yule scents.

Are you coveting anything from the Paintbox Soapworks update that just happened?
Winter Stories, O Tannenbaum - soap or scrub.

Are you coveting anything from Cocoa Pink?
I don't really use CP.

Do you have feelings about fruitcake? We're talking whiskey soaked homemade fruitcake, not a brick in a festive tin.
Personally, I love it and am happy to receive any festive fruity bread product.

Any strong nail polish and/or makeup preferences?
Personally the brighter and sparklier the better for all of it. Except blush. I don't wear blush at all.

How do you feel about pomanders?
I definitely enjoy them!

How do you feel about savor soaps?
I do like what I've tried - I would probably be more into the soap scrubs or whipped soap than the soap itself.

Or Perfectly Posh?
I know nothing about this brand at all. But if something looks like I'd like it, I'd be happy to try it!

Favorite animals?
Bats, owls, spiders, frogs, cats, dinosaurs, cephalopods...not the most Christmassy of critters, but I am a sucker for cute animals in santa hats.

Weird question, but it's on my mind: Do you have a strong preference for consumables (soaps, candles, food, etc.) over other stuff?
Not really.

Would you be interested in one of the Colorpop pallets? Anything else from Colourpop?
I tend to prefer shadow crayons to pressed shadow and honestly none of them really pops out at me, no pun intended. I am curious about the liquid lip color, though.
Would you like any holiday music? if so, do you prefer a CD or MP3?
Yes! I'd prefer CDs or Amazon music - I especially like rock and roll versions of classics.

Do you like toffee or fudge?
Fudge, absolutely. Not a big fan of toffee.

Are you interested in anything from my etsy shop? https://www.etsy.com...winklentwilight(bags, stuffies, hats, fingerless mitts, lefse cozies...)
I absolutely love all of the stuffies! I really like the geeky print project bags, but don't have a lot of use for them, unless they were modified to be more like a handbag.

How do you feel about amigurumi (little crochet stuffies...animals, characters, ornaments, etc.)?
I think they are adorbs!

If I were to crochet you something wearable, do you have any preferences? Do you like hats, scarves, gloves, other? And would you prefer something fun and whimsical (e.g. fox face hat or owl mittens), something delicate and pretty (e.g. lacy wraps or scalloped boot cuffs), or just something like a basic, no frills beanie or cowl? Do you have a Ravelry account and a list of favorite patterns?
No ravelry account. I would especially love something fun and whimsical, a shawl or really big scarf would be especially cool.

What kind of hot drinks do you like, and if tea or coffee or cocoa or cider or alcohol, give specifics?
Please NO cocoa. Honestly, I'd probably prefer no tea at this point as well, as I have way too much of both. Coffee would be great - I have a grinder and would be particularly interested in seasonal flavors or local roasts. And I LOVE mulled white wine and mead and cider.

What kind of candles do you like, scent, etc?
Candles and other home scents are among the things I really do not need more of this year, sorry.

Mixes or seasonings for the kitchen?
Yes please! Garlicky, spicy, are good.

What is something new in your life that you wish you had more "things" for?
Not that I can think of, but if I think of anything as I see other people answer, I'll update.

We do a lot of baking and holiday good ridiculousness around here...house specialties include lebkuchen (flourless, they're mostly nuts, spices, candied fruit), marzipan, butter caramels (flavored or plain), shortbread crisps, and savory cheese shortbread. Any of these sound appealing?
Every single one of them. *makes nommy hands*

What are your top places to get a gift card from?
Starbucks, Amazon, any B&B store you think I might like.
Which holiday symbols/themes do you like the best (or least)? Such as Santas, snowflakes, reindeer, etc.
I tend toward animals in silly Santa hats, snowmen, honestly, I like it all, but not country kitchy.
Do you like puzzles?
Yes! I love puzzles - jigsaw, little figity logic puzzles, all of them.


Do you have a strong preference for numbered packages vs randomly picking with maybe a few hints along the way?
I don't have a strong preference one way or another, so whatever your whims dictate.

Are you jonesing for any particular BPAL right now? Anything you are just dying to try, even just a sniffie?
My wishlist is pretty up to date, so there's nothing additional I really desperately want at the moment.

How do you feel about the following flavors/ingredients:
Coconut? I like it - I prefer it with creamy flavors and textures - so coconut cupcakes or coquito are amazing, not such a big fan of coconut macaroons.
Mint? I love peppermint this time of year.
Lavender? Yes!
Rosewater? Sure - I tend to like floral flavors.
Cardamom? Yes please!
Candied citrus peel/marmalade? This is one of my favorite things. Unfortunately, I am on medication that forbids grapefruit, which is one of my great sorrows ( but worth it not to migraine every day, alas).
Anything to absolutely avoid? Dill outside of pickles, BBQ or smoky flavors (I like actual BBQ, but I dislike it out of context and "smoke" flavor just tastes gross to me), blue/veiny/stinky cheeses. Really intensely bitter flavors (my 7 year old likes darker chocolate than I do).

Would you like anything crafted for the storage or transport of the BPAL? (Travel imp containers, boxes for 5mls, bottle cozy, etc.) If so, do you prefer them to be plain or decorated? If decorated, are there any motifs or art that you'd particularly like?
Not really. I don't need bottle storage, unless it comes with a magic spell that will magically organize the bottles that are all over my bedroom (I have an entire art cabinet for them, I just need to put them in there). A small imp cozy for travel wouldn't go amiss, but definitely not one of my priorities.

Em-

Em-

 

SW original Questionnaire

BPAL
Favorite BPAL oils: Anesthesia, Die Biegerde, Morocco, Dorian, Bones of Capys, Flickering Lantern, A Thousand Thoughts, and Hopes, and Joys
Favorite notes: Rose, French lavender, beeswax, honey, smoke, incense
Favorite non-BPAL perfumes: I hardly ever wear non-bpal, but when I do it's Diptyque L'Ombre dans L'eau
Least favorite notes: Lemon, verbena
Least favorite non-BPAL perfumes: Angel by Thierry Mugler
If Beth made a custom blend for you, what would the notes be, and what would you want the label art to look like?: It would be lavender with a warm woodsmoke and a hint of beeswax. The label art would be of the rooftops of Edinburgh at night with smoke coming out of the chimneys.   Lifestyle
Style/home decoration style: Sort of Scandinavian/going for a ski lodge vibe!
Favorite decorating colors: White, taupe, with hints of navy and pink
Things you collect: No real collections, but I can't get enough candles or gel pens
Favorite music: The Smiths
Least favorite music: Dance/house type stuff.
Vegetarian/Vegan?: No/No
Other food restrictions: Artificial sweeteners give me migraines, so I try to avoid them
Favorite flavors: Cherry, cinnamon, bubblegum/general candy flavours
Favorite foods/drinks: Pizza, cheese, pickled onions, marshmallows, Swedish Fish, Hot Tamales. Cider, cherry colas, cream soda, root beer, wine, gin, peat whisky
Favorite authors/genres: I love detective noir, cozy mysteries, non-fiction books about unusual but interesting topics, cyberpunk, books about travel, some urban fantasy and I seem to like American classics. My favourite authors are James Ellroy, China Mieville, Raymond Chandler, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett.
Least favorite authors/genres: I'm not into romance, anything especially tragic or to do with war, and as much as I want to read horror it's better that I don't!
Books/authors you'd like to read, but haven't yet: I enjoyed Bukowski's Post Office, and I'd like to read more by him
How do you feel about receiving gently used books as gifts? I love old books!
Favorite stores (including clothing stores): Sephora (because we don't have it in the UK), H&M, Topshop, Tiger, Uniqlo, Crate & Barrel
Favorite online stores (including B&B stores): Hush, Cult Beauty, Beauty Mart, ban.do, general browsing on Etsy
Magazines you subscribe to: None
Magazines you like, but don't subscribe to: None
Favorite movies: Delicatessen, The Darjeeling Limited, What We Do in the Shadows, Sideways
Favorite TV show(s): Seinfeld, Curb, Parks & Rec, Frasier, Flight of the Concords, The Thick of It (so comedy, basically). Friday Night Lights, West Wing
Hobbies/crafts done: Drawing, watercolour & acrylic painting. Running. Ashtanga yoga. I've recently started writing my own cozy mystery series.  
Clothing & Jewelry
Hair type: Curly
Skin Type: Combination
Allergies (specifically B&B related): None
Other things to avoid: Silicons & sulphates in hair products, ideally
Tub, shower or both?: Tub, always
Favorite bath & beauty products: Bath oils & body oils, face and hair masks
Clothing Style/Fave garments: I'm all about cozy. I work from home so I wear pyjamas *a lot* and when I'm out I like to wear comfy skirts and t-shirts/jumpers, flat shoes or trainers. I love fluffy socks!
Favorite clothing colors/colors to wear: Green, taupe/brown, navy, grey
Type(s) of jewelry worn: Necklaces, sometimes
Ring/wrist/collar size: Ring size O, I think? But I don't really wear rings (not even my wedding ring)
Jewelry - gold or silver? Silver
Do you have any allergies to metal? No
Favorite gemstones: Opal, amber, anything that's more stone than gem - if that makes sense.
Sock/Shoe Size: UK size 6, US size 8  
Random Questions:
- On a scale of 1-5, how organized are you? 1   - Where, outside of the U.S. would you love to visit? (if you're international, this can be anywhere): Tokyo   -Where, inside of the U.S. would you love to visit?: Anywhere I'd get to see wild wolves & bears, so probably Yellowstone?   -Favorite City in the US/World?: In the US - New York (I've only been there & Orlando). In the world: Bologna (with Edinburgh a close second)   - Do people tell you that you act older, younger, or your age?: Younger   -If I gave you a toy gun with flashing lights, would you hide and start shooting people from around corners OR would you thank me on the IGI thread and then quietly donate it (a niece, Oxfam, Goodwill, wherever)? (there are no wrong answers for this, so don't be afraid to answer honestly): Thank and quietly donate   - What animal do you feel like the most?: Left Shark. An actual animal...probably a domestic cat
- Your favorite feature about yourself: I quite like my hair   - Do you live in a neighborhood or in the middle of nowhere? In a village, about 20 minutes from a city   -Have you ever thought, "oh, I'm going to get myself one of those one of these days" but then never do? List 1 under $10 and 1 over $10. Under $10 - some cute stickers Over $10 - a ban.do agenda, or similar big planner   - How do you feel about boi witches?: I'm not sure what it means, but I'm sure I feel fine about them   - Do you like garage sales (boot sales)? No, I hate haggling   - I like to slather my food in : Any available condiment, but if it's appropriate then ideally buffalo sauce & blue cheese sauce. Here in the UK, I put mint sauce on pretty much all meats, to everyone's horror   - State fairs or carnivals? I like them (not sure if this is a choice question or a yes/no one)
- You throw caution to the wind and runaway to join a traveling circus. What job would you want ( a main performer, a side show, a behind the scenes spot, etc) and why? I think I'd want to be a clown as I'm terrified of them, it might be a sort of extreme exposure therapy.

- What mythical or fantastic race of creatures (dragons, unicorns, griffins, elves, dwarves, faeries, etc.) do you most identify with? I don't know much about mythical creatures but I always thought it would be fun to be like Puck, the sprite in Midsummer Night's Dream - mischievously meddling in other people's affairs.   - Imagine that you're given a shoebox-sized time capsule, and you are asked to put any number of items in the box that symbolize who you are. The items can be may be anything you can imagine, and money is no object, but they must fit within the box. What do you choose? Notebook & pink gel pen, a few paints, a four-cheese pizza (probably a calzone, so it'll fit), a GPS watch, a sprig of lavender, some fancy bath oil, my kindle, some shells from my nearby beach, a ticket to my local comedy club, one of those classy little cans of gin & tonic.

- Do you need storage boxes/bottles/containers? Decorated or Plain? I always need more containers of any sort. Decorated or plain, I don't mind.   - The world has given you the day off. You hear that, no chores, responsibilities, or budget you have to follow. What would you do in those 24 hours? Helicopter up to Edinburgh with my husband and have pancakes at my favourite cafe. Then fly to Tuscany, where a Maserati would be waiting for us. Drive round Tuscany looking at the scenery until we arrive at Bologna at lunchtime. Have cotoletta bolognese and some good wine for lunch, then spend the afternoon wandering the streets looking in little shops etc. Go to a deli and buy some really good meats, cheeses, bread and wines, and spend the evening on a private balcony overlooking the city. So basically, I'd eat.
- Do you like steampunk & if so what kind of steampunk item would you most like to receive? I do! I love the aesthetic and I've read a few stories/seen a couple of steampunk films, I'd be open to anything.   - Do you have an Etsy shop? No   - Would you like to receive baked goods, if so what kind? Ideally not, I'm a bit funny about baked goods in the post   - What is something totally random (yes, that thing that just popped into your head) that hasn't been covered by any previous questions? This might have come across in previous questions, but I'm basically obsessed with art/pictures to do with cities or the night sky, or ideally a combination of the two. Just as an example, this is one of my favourite prints that I have, and I love Jeremy Mann's cityscapes. I also really like art/crafts depicting the moon, either realistically or more cartoony.

KatyC

KatyC

 

Paintbox addendum

Just a note to my Switch Witch, should you be considering my comments about the Paintbox Weenies: I think I put in my questionnaire that I don't/can't use scrubs. Would love soaps or lotions in any scent mentioned though, or even wax tarts. Or just a gift card. Not sayin anything, just sayin. hehe

dixiehellcat

dixiehellcat

 

SW Fall 2017 Part #4

10/5/17

would any witchees be interested in NASA swag? I'm now super-close to Marshall Space Flight Center and will be visiting the space center with my kiddo pretty regularly. If so, what would you like? Clothes, a mug, magnets, a plush Snoopy wearing a flight suit?
--Flight stuff might be fun! No mugs please, unless it's a Starbucks mug. We are trying to keep the hoard down. Magnets or a plushie would be great!  
does anybody like anything from Solstice Scents? I LOVE their Jack and the Devil. http://www.solsticescents.com/
--I like Nightgown and Vanilla Estate; I'd like to try Black Leather, Red Lace, Manor, Winter Dove and Quiet Night


10/3/17

Witchee, would you like anything from the Trading Post Halloween update? https://blackphoenix...y/weenies-2017/

--Not really. The newest 13 and Pumpkin Spice Snake Oil intrigue me more....

10/1/17

Awesome farmer's market by my house. They have a local honey stand (which also sells things made from local honey like Propolis tincture!); there's a small apothecary and she additionally makes soaps and hand-made, hand-poured scented candles; plus a guy that makes an array of BBQ and Hot Sauces. Does any of this appeal? Would you like anything from my local farmer's market?

--yes, surprise me! I love honey, and candles, but I can't eat hot sauces anymore....

Smolder Cosmetics? Nothing called to me there.....
Strobe cosmetics! Um, yes!! Rhaegal (green gold eyeshadow) and Sanctuary (Forest green gold eyeshadow) both look amazing, as does Sea of Ghosts

Hello Kitty? While I admire the whole line, I'm really not into it. I'm more of a Totoro type girl

Farmers Market? I love local honeys, beewax candles, and I'm always looking for a set of 4 bayberry candles to burn at Christmas, it's a family thing. I like BBQ sauces, with a little heat, but sadly no hot sauces. My poor messed up internals can't really handle heat anymore....

Twi's dried apples? Yes
Greenwoodtree's Fudge? Yes, regular chocolate, plain or with walnuts

Haus of Gloi? I wouldn't say no to their tiny little sample sizes of soft bubbling scrub and/or lotions; scents like Spider's Silk, Apocathary, and Cozy Sweater.

9/30/17

Would you like anything from the Haus of Gloi Fall Part II update? https://www.hausofgl...ween-scent-list

9/27/17

How do you feel about these little guys? I think they're adorable and kind of want them all, but especially the ghost and pirate ones. https://lovemomiji.c...imited-editions

9/26/17

Witchees, do you want anything specifically from this page? Mitts, hat, shawls, unicorn... http://iceweasel.net/switchwitch/

What are your top three most wanted DC'd or previous LE BPALs?

What are some things you do NOT want to receive?

is there anything from here that you might be interested in getting a print (or pillow/make-up case/etc) of?
http://www.blackabbeystudios.com/store

Claire's has some super cute Halloween stuff. In the style of Haunted Mansion - black lace collars, lace and sparkle masques and the like. A few items in Dias de los Muertos style. Would you be interested in such things?

Would you be interested in anything from Orange Thyme? https://shoporangethyme.com/ If so, which products/scents/flavors?

deazinn

deazinn

 

Switch Witch 2017

10/5/17

would any witchees be interested in NASA swag? I'm now super-close to Marshall Space Flight Center and will be visiting the space center with my kiddo pretty regularly. If so, what would you like? Clothes, a mug, magnets, a plush Snoopy wearing a flight suit?: I can't think of any swag, but I love reading about stuff.

does anybody like anything from Solstice Scents? I LOVE their Jack and the Devil. http://www.solsticescents.com/: I've never really tried anything from Solstice


10/3/17

Witchee, would you like anything from the Trading Post Halloween update? https://blackphoenix...y/weenies-2017/ : Not this year, too much pumpkin and that doesn't like me.

10/1/17

Awesome farmer's market by my house. They have a local honey stand (which also sells things made from local honey like Propolis tincture!); there's a small apothecary and she additionally makes soaps and hand-made, hand-poured scented candles; plus a guy that makes an array of BBQ and Hot Sauces. Does ny of this appeal? Would you like anything from my local farmer's market?: That sounds awesome, yes please, soaps, candles, sauces

Smolder Cosmetics. Do any of their products (glitter, eye dusts etc) appeal to you? https://smoldercosmetics.com: Sorry, I don't wear make-up

Anything from Strobe Cosmetics (http://strobecosmetics.com)?: No, sorry

How would you feel about getting Hello Kitty stuff?: I used to love it, but these days, not so much.

Would you like to get some favorite recipes?: Yes please

Would you like anything from my shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/LisaNut?: I like the cawl collar

9/30/17

Would you like anything from the Haus of Gloi Fall Part II update? https://www.hausofgl...ween-scent-list: I'ver never tried any of their stuff, but Blood Orange Marshmallow and Hex sound really good

9/27/17

How do you feel about these little guys? I think they're adorable and kind of want them all, but especially the ghost and pirate ones. https://lovemomiji.c...imited-editions: They're cute, but no thank you

9/26/17

Witchees, do you want anything specifically from this page? Mitts, hat, shawls, unicorn... http://iceweasel.net/switchwitch/: I love the mitts and the happy 200 shawl

What are your top three most wanted DC'd or previous LE BPALs? Banshee Beat, Stekkjarstaur and Pink Wig Spray

What are some things you do NOT want to receive? Itchy knitwear, sour fruit sweets

is there anything from here that you might be interested in getting a print (or pillow/make-up case/etc) of?
http://www.blackabbeystudios.com/store: Great art: I love The Reader

Claire's has some super cute Halloween stuff. In the style of Haunted Mansion - black lace collars, lace and sparkle masques and the like. A few items in Dias de los Muertos style. Would you be interested in such things?: It sounds nice, but I probably wouldn't wear it.

Would you be interested in anything from Orange Thyme? https://shoporangethyme.com/ If so, which products/scents/flavors?: Soaps, lip balms, tints, and they all sound lovely


9/25/17

Anyone like/want calendars or dayplanners? Yes sure
If you like stationery, do you like plain, colors, images, or specific DON'T LIKES? Things with cats on them, colourful, purple, pink, bats are all yes
What about general desk stuff like cool colored paperclips and post it pads? Yes please

Would anyone be interested in having any of Abigail Larson's artwork (either as a print or on something, like a pillow, blanket, or t-shirt)? https://society6.com/abigaillarson: I love the arts, but maybe as a card, not something bigger.

Does anything catch your eye from Ten Thousand Villages? http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/: They have some lovely items, but I can't think of anything specific.

Would you be into receiving hand made (crocheted, sewn, felted, chain maille, scale, or duct tape, in my case, depending on the item) dishclothes? Scarf/shawl? Hat? Bag? Anything? Colors? (Duct tape, chain maille, and scales come in colors.): Yes

Do you collect anything from SBUX like City Mugs, City Mug ornaments, City Cards, or Bearistas? If so, which do you need/want? Or would you like a City Mug or an ornament for fun? No thanks

anybody want homemade fudge? I can do chocolate with or without nuts, peanut butter, and butterscotch.: That would be a yes, nuts, all the nuts

do you like spicy foods? I am currently addicted to these suckers and want to send you some buffalo ridged kettle potato goodness (https://www.billygoa...shop/1lb-kicker) Lovely!

what would you like from the Weenies updatus giganticus??? Nothing, too much pumpkin again I'm afraid.


9/24/17

do you collect the art cards that BPAL sends out? Any in particular that you are looking for or definitely don't need? I do! I have a Halloween one with a smiling moon one that I love, it's quite colourful. I don't know if they have more in that style, but I love most cards. I have quite a few of the man holding his head, the man dipping the lady and one with a mummy type skeleton though, oh and the seance one.

Do you like this beautiful art, and she makes stickers and prints...SOOOO gorgeous: https://www.shannatr...om/paperprints/: Oh goodness yes, so beautiful

Favorite animals or wild creatures or mythological creatures?: Dragons, bats, cats

would you like any swag from the Depeche Mode concert? (pins, posters, shirts, program, dunno what they'll have!) I like their music, but no thanks

Is anyone interested in the new Resistance scents that the Lab just released (Take a Knee and SN: Flor de Maga)? I support the causes massively, but am not really interested in owning the scents

Is anyone here into zero waste, plastic free living, urban homesteading, or any simplicity/minimalism-esque lifestyles? If so, could you use any tools or equipment? None that I can think of.

9/23/17

Are you interested in anything from Bath & Bodyworks? Which products and scents do you like? www.bathandbodyworks.com/ Not really

I am possibly going to a crystal / gem show tomorrow. I can't afford expensive gem stones, but...
What kind of crystals would you like?: My favourites are rainbow moonstone, rainbow fluorite and Alexandrite

Pumpkin or Zucchini bread? No thank you

What kind of homemade cookies are your favorite? No chocolate chips, or chocolate in general, but I love nuts, seeds and oats too

Could you use a muscle rub? (We make ours on the lunar cycle and it has menthol, wintergreen, habanero, cayenne, olive oil, st. john's wort, arnica, beeswax, calendula, and ginger. It tingles. We call it "Thunder Butter". If you have really really super sensitive skin, I would recommend against it. And don't take a hot shower or open all of your pores before using it.)L Yes that sounds lovely

Interested in trying some of our rose petal (rose petals, sugar, everclear) or lavender vanilla bean (lavender, vanilla bean, vodka) liqueur? It sounds delightful.

Want some honey from the bees on our property? Sure!

Would you like some homemade jam? I have blackberry, rose petal, strawberry rhubarb, peach, and cherry.: Yup, love blackberry and cherry

How about some homemade candied jalapenos with garlic cloves? I have regular and with habanero.: Nice!

I didn't dry any apples this year but I was thinking of heading over to Green Bluff and seeing if any honeycrisps are left. I have a commercial dehydrator so let me know if you are interested in any "Apple Crips" (as voodoocatwoman calls them!) I wash, peel, core, and slice before dehydrating.: No thank you

Do you need any kind of dice bag, tote, project bag, cosmetic bag, pencil bag, or whatever? I have lots of bag patterns and fabric. We make bags under the name Twinkle N Twilight.
Or how about a couple of pillowcases? I love bags, would love a pouch for tarot cards

9/22/17

Would my witchee like this to warm up the fall coffee cup?? https://www.truelemo...gory-s/1871.htm: Yes!

do you like to take baths? if so, do you like oils, salts, things that fizz, all of the above, none of the above? I love baths, no salts, but oils and fizz are yes

What style/make/etc of phone do you have? What about size of tablet? Laptop? Would you like decals, skins, or cases for any of these?: I have a Sony Xperia Z2 and a 17 inch laptop and I love decals, skins and cases

9/21/17

See's Candy. My absolute favorite. They have special Halloween candy..any of these pique your interest?? Cinnamon Apple Scotch Mallows, Pumpkin spice truffles, pumpkinspice lollypops, caramel apple lollypops, or any other of their chocolates, etc?: Yes, yes and yes please

Are any witchees into coloring books? I love them, but I don't have pencels, markers or anything I can use with my painful hands, I bought pencils, but they require too much pressure

Witchees, is there anything that catches your eye at Animi Causa (https://www.animicausa.com/shop/)?: Zesty and Zip -Eat

If I were to find an adorable autumnal/Halloween-y dish/flatware/etc. design, how many settings would be needed in your household?: That woulfd be lovely


9/20/17

Do you like Broadway shows/music? If so what are some of your favorites and/or ones that you hope to see or listen to eventually? Would you like merch from your favorite shows or CDs from shows you want to listen to? No thank you

I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm there?: I don't really know, sorry

I'm going to Edmonton Expo this weekend (It's Edmonton's version of comic con). Would a witchee like anything from there?: Again, I'm sorry, I don't know

Anything catch your eye from this site (globalgirlfriend.com)?: They have lots of nice things.I love all the eco bags and the ric rac pouch and the artist studio and purple haze scarves

Do you have any favorite, lesser-known stores? Especially ones that sell hand-crafted or independently made items.: Not really

Imagine you're going to the most gigantic art & craft show imaginable, and money is no object - what kind of things would you gravitate towards and probably spend money on? Include as specific as you want to get!: Watercolour pens, gel pens, all the colours

9/19/17

Are you interested in anything from Think Geek? http://www.thinkgeek.com Not right now

Do you have something you wish you put on your original questionnaire/forgot to put/would like to add on to? I don't thing so

Any additional misc. information about yourself you want your Witch to know? (I think this was on the survey, but again if there's something that you forgot...) I can't wear hats, or tight necklaces and bracelets, due to my brain malformation.

If you could decorate your house (or one room) in any one theme, what would it be? Your answer can be as simple ("Star Wars" or "Baroque" or "Modern"), or complicated or a combination (e.g. Victorian Gothic) as you feel best fits.: Bohemian, nice and colourful

Aprons: Do you wear them, do you want one? Utility, decorative, cooking or crafting? I don't wear them

BTW, would my witchee be interested in something like this? (photo of black and white striped knitted doll) No thank you

9/18/17

It seems like there's a question about socks on the questionnaire, but I don't think it got down to this level: Do you wear them? Any particular style (crew length, knee high, anklet, boot, etc.) or fiber (wool, cotton, bamboo anything but wool, etc.) preference?: I only wear very loose socks from very soft materials

Would you be open to previously-loved books? Yes

What about partial-full bottles of BPAL or BPTP? Yes

So what are your favorite fandoms? I don't really have any

9/17/17

I'm in France at the moment, is there anything here you might like? I'm in Provence, the land of lavender, so if you like that flower in particular just say so!: dried lavender, herbs

are you into divination? What kind(s) do you currently do? Do you want more books and/or tools for that type (e.g. new tarot cards, new runes)? Is there a new type of #divination you've been meaning to try, and if so, are you looking for the tool, a book on the subject, or both?: I love tarots, pendulums. I don't have a proper pendulum right now. I was trying to find one in made of one of my favourite gems, rainbow moonstone, rainbow fluorite or Alexandrite

World my Witchee be interested in a Tarot or Astrology reading done personally?: I do my own readings

Does my Witchee need any magical supplies?: No thank you

Would you be interested in any of the seasonal (or regular) soaps from Cellar Door Soap (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com)?: the soaps look lovely

9/16/17

Favorite gemstones?: rainbow moonstone, rainbow fluorite and Alexandrite

If you enjoy jewelry do you like discrete and elegant, flashy and gaudy, small and light, or large and chunky?: Not too heavy, long necklaces, silver colours, colourful gems

Any love of pirates or SCA? Not really

Is there anything you would like from Disney World?: No thanks

Are you a Potterhead? If so, to which house do you belong?: Huffelpuff

How do you feel about chokers?: I love them, but I can't wear them

9/15/17

Here's a few questions from me: Would you like some Halloween or other themed decor in the form of a banner, something like this http://www.etsy.com/...n-decor-vintage? If so, would you prefer a traditional style or a vertical door type?: They're really nice, but I don't have room.

Do you live near a Trader Joe's? If not, are you interested in trying any of the numerous Pumpkin goodies they come out with this time every year? : Pumpkin spice nuts?

Do you like to cook and/or bake? Could you use any specific ingredients (spices, oils, salts, extracts, etc.) or kitchen utensils/gadgets?: I love baking, but I don't have a proper wisk, zester or pastry brush, or spatula.

I'm at Ocean City MD for bike week......would a witches want anything from here? Bike or beach related?? No thanks

What is 1 thing you would love to see in your final box? Can be ANYTHING - your choice.: Something sweet

Who would love some USPS eclipse stamps? Sure


9/14/17

Do any of you potential Witchees have any kitties, puppers, or youngling humans you want spoiled in your packages? What treats or toys do they like?:I have 5 kitties and they love their cat nip and toys

Is there any interest in any of the fragrance oils from the Nocturne Alchemy Weenies update?: I haven't seen the update, but I would love a nice cherry scent, that doesn't have chocolate

Is there anything you want from the trading post (or trading post etsy) that is available to order right now? (Fatherhood, Puppers, normal GC things): Like Father, Like Daughter sounds lovely

9/13/17

Are you a gamer? If so, what games are you currently playing and is there any merch for that game you'd love to have?-
If you are a gamer do you have a steam/gamestop/amazon wishlist?: Not really

How do you feel about the following scarf options (assuming you're into scarves)? Simple eyelet scarf Chevron scarf Lacy and fuzzy Skinny rib knit (extra long for lots of wrapping) Leafy!: Love the Leafy!!

Like beer? What styles most appeal to you? No to beer

Like booze? What kinds?: Yes to liquers

Like Wine? What kinds?: No to wine

Would you be interested in a set of hand-made hair falls? It's something I do for fun and I can make any length and do an array of colors!: No thank you

For those who watch certain movies every year for Halloween, what are those movies, whether horror or not? Any favorite horror movies that aren't necessarily on the annual-viewing list? How do you feel about fan-made merch for these movies?: Gothic horror, like Crimson Peak and I love Hocus Pocus and Trick 'r Treat

9/12/17

Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com/: Patchouli deodorant cream!

What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from?: I don't really dress up

Do you eat candy, and if so would Halloween candy be welcome? Specialty candy from local or unusual sources? Chocolate? Yes to candy, no to most chocolate

Do you want Fidget spinners, desk toys, or other frivolous things that you look at and decide you don't need enough to spend $ on but would make you happy to have?: I like fidget spinners and other toys like that.

Any zentangle lovers, people who would like to try it, or would you want a piece of someone else's zentangle art?: Not really

Any love of hair toys, clips, ribbons, fascinators, mini hats, etc?: Unfortunately no, I can no longer wear things in my hair or on my head.

What local goodies may be of interest? Local Honey, jams,candy? Local jams and candy

Are you interested in any prescription services like serial magazines, Birch box, ipsy?: A Korean Beauty box, or Japanese candy box would be cool.

Would you like funky Halloweenie costume makeup like Gothic eyelashes, nail effects, black lipstick, etc.?: I don't use make-up

How do you like to listen to music? CD, 8 track tape, mix tape, Pandora or Spotify, I-tunes?: I mostly listen to cd's or radio

Do you prefer reading on Kindle or actual book? What kind of books do you like? Would you like to be surprised with a scary, classic, horror book?: I own a Kindle and I love fantasy books. Yes I would like to be surprised.

Candles, Incense, or wax tarts? Do you have favorite brands or Weenies scents for the home? Would you like to receive a wax tarts burner, incense burner, essential oils diffuser, or Halloweenie themed candle holders?: I love tarts and incense and essential oils. I own several tart burners, but a new incense holder would be nice.

Witchee: are you interested in crafting materials?: Yes Especially beautiful pieces or paper and coloured markers and water colour pens etc, sharpies too.



9/11/17

I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would want?: A plush Maneki Neko

How do you feel about nail wraps?: I don't use them

if you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)?
- would you use knitted washcloths? a scarf? Are you allergic or sensitive to any fibers? I'm extremely sensitive to itchy fibers, no hats, but yes to hand warmers or cowls.

If you could be ANY character from a film, TV show or book, who would it be and why?: Mrs Pollifax

If you could hop into a time machine and travel anywhere/anytime, where would it be and why? Victorian London, just to see what it was like there then.

If you could invite 3 famous people to a BPAL meet and sniff, who would invite?: Helena Bonham Carter, Juliet Marillier and Guillermo del Toro

Do you like and/or want anything from Elements and Artifacts? You can be vague like "yes" or "no" or name specific past pieces you coveted or current ones you love, whatever works best. : I love the moon and mandala designs

Would you like something hand sewn by your Witch? A dress, shirt, skirt, infinity scarf, something else?: A scarf or infinity scarf would be nice

Anyone want any kind of costuming accessories or makeup or odds and ends?: No thanks

9/10/17

Are there any hobbies or crafts you've been thinking of trying, but haven't had the chance yet?: Nothing yet.

Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, what purpose would you want it to be for?: That sounds interesting, creating harmony.

Do you like poetry?: Yes

Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints? Not really

Would you enjoy any designer/specialty yarn for your own craftyness? No thank you

Would anyone like a donation made in their name to a cause or charity?: No that's okay

Please provide wishes from the last two updates?: Do you Like Clowns and Like Father, Like Daughter



9/9/17

Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive? (http://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/) Whipped soaps are lovely

Are there any UK things you'd like to get? I'm in the UK, so I can shop around myself

Are you into podcasts? If so, what are your favorites? Would you like any merch related to any of them?: No not really

Would you like something from Nui Cobalt Designs (https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/)?: I can't think of anything

Or maybe some of Christina's lovely Halloween candles at Sihaya & Co. (https://www.sihayaan...lection-candles)?: Yes!

ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like MEGA or one of their amazing chromes? http://www.ilnp.com/: No thanks

9/8/17

Do you enjoy stationery? I'm thinking cute/quality notebooks, washi tape, stickers, fun pens etc.: Yes I do

Are you interested in anything from Cocoa Pink? Sugar Scrubs and whipped soaps
- Or Haus of Gloi?

Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath?; Sure

Have you seen this: https://www.bustle.c...llection-80733? (Lush Halloween collection.) And what would you like?: Kitty bubble bar!!

9/7/17

Are you interested in anything from the Moonalisa Halloween update? I haven't checked yet, but I would love to try some Moonalisa, no pumpkin scents for me though.

What are your coffee and/or tea preferences?
- Coffee: whole beans or ground? Beans or ground
- Flavor and roast preferences? Chocolate, nutty, low acidity
- Tea: black, green, herbal, flavors? Black and green
- Loose leaf or tea bags? Loose and bags
- Anything specific you don't like? I don't like sour tasting teas, like rooibos
- Are you in need of any gadgetry? Yes! A tea strainer would be lovely, or a tea egg or something like that

9/6/17

How would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures?
- would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around?: No thank you. A former Witch once made me a gorgeous box that I still have.

Who is into K-Beauty (Korean beauty products like sheet masks)
- What are your faves if you are?
- If you aren't would you like to try something?: I love K-Beauty skin care products, sheet masks, cremes, essences. I have dry and sensitive skin in winter.

What are some NEW things you've gotten interested in this year? Could be anything, from a new hobby, new genre of book, new healthy way of living, new fav brand of whatever... I'm still looking to find a new hobby.

9/5/17

What are your feelings about Scooby Doo?: Like, don't love.

How do you feel about indie makeup (read: loose eyeshadow, blush, highlighter)?: I don't wear make-up

I drink this stuff almost everyday would anyone else be interested in trying it out? https://www.criobru.com/: They sounds lovely

9/4/17

Would you like one of the Halloween Teeturtle shirts?: No thanks, though I love the prints


Dymphna-B

Dymphna-B

 

Ketchup Part Deux

10/6/17 My arm measurements: knuckles 3 inches across and 6 inches around, wrist 5 inches around; "fattest" part of forearm 9 +1/4 inches across; at mid forearm something like 7.5 inches...

???Wonder-Woman bracelets???

10/5/17

would any witchees be interested in NASA swag? Magnets, mugs, pens, notepads, etc. with the NASA logo would be really cool.

does anybody like anything from Solstice Scents? http://www.solsticescents.com/ I love just about anything from Solstice. I especially like the whipped soap. My favorite scents are Cellar, Snowshoe Pass, and Estate Carnation. I would like to try Witches Cottage whipped soap...

I'm less fond of the burnishing glaze, it's too oily and is messy
: /

10/3/17

Witchee, would you like anything from the Trading Post Halloween update? https://blackphoenix...y/weenies-2017/ I'll update my on forum wishlist!

10/1/17

Awesome farmer's market by my house. They have a local honey stand (which also sells things made from local honey like Propolis tincture!); there's a small apothecary and she additionally makes soaps and hand-made, hand-poured scented candles; plus a guy that makes an array of BBQ and Hot Sauces. Does ny of this appeal? Would you like anything from my local farmer's market?
Surprise me. I avoid bar soap but anything else would be lovingly sampled.

Smolder Cosmetics. Do any of their products (glitter, eye dusts etc) appeal to you? https://smoldercosmetics.com see below answer re: strobe cosmetics

Anything from Strobe Cosmetics (http://strobecosmetics.com)? I would probably enjoy samples but I prefer MAC makeup and I'd probably never use all I own, it's a serious hoarding situation to be honest. We're talking in excess of 250 lipsticks alone...

How would you feel about getting Hello Kitty stuff? Love it!

Would you like to get some favorite recipes? I am a disaster as a baker but I love to look at recipes anyway.

Would you like anything from my shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/LisaNut?

I like the scarf with florals.

9/30/17

Would you like anything from the Haus of Gloi Fall Part II update? https://www.hausofgl...ween-scent-list

Surprise me. I would love to be enabled. Their whipped soap looks decadent.

9/27/17

How do you feel about these little guys? I think they're adorable and kind of want them all, but especially the ghost and pirate ones. https://lovemomiji.c...imited-editions

9/26/17

Witchees, do you want anything specifically from this page? Mitts, hat, shawls, unicorn... http://iceweasel.net/switchwitch/
I need time to explore the page so I will update later.

sprout

sprout

 

SW 2017 Witch Specific Questions!

The thread has gotten pretty overwhelming, so I'm going to put Q's you've asked directly ( or Q's I think you might want to know the answer to) in this blog entry for your convenience.

Witchees, do you want anything specifically from this page? Mitts, hat, shawls, unicorn... http://iceweasel.net/switchwitch/   The Unicorns are ADORABLE but I don't need any more stuffed animals, really.   otherwise, the fingerless gloves all look lovely, and I could use some for work(the office is ALWAYS freezing).
Color/design wise, the "SFO Sky" mitts caught my eye.       - What are your top three most wanted DC'd or previous LE BPALs?   Goodness, this is hard. I think...   The Last Unicorn
Tiki King
?? Maybe De Sade?   This is hard for me because at this point I've gotten most of my holy grails (Glowing Vulva) and the really expensive DC/LE's don't appeal to me. I went on a BPAL hiatus for 5 years and I'm not really interested in tracking down all of the stuff I missed. I'm open to trying new things, but I'm not super crazy about tracking down much older stuff.

I've always wanted to try the Clockwork Couture scents (Male and Female).

I'd also LOVE to try the "Burning Books SN" that was released recently. But it was super limited I think, so it's probably hard to track. Still, those might give you ideas on what I like.

But, more than that, I now know that I absolutely need to get more Dorian, from like... two years ago.
I'm not sure if you're aware of the kerfluffle with Dorian. It went out of stock last year and just recently has come back. I have half of a very old bottle (12 years!) and while it's AMAZING, it's not quite the Dorian I remember. Right when it went OOS last year I wanted to buy a fresher bottle.

When it came back recently, I snagged a bottle but..it's not the same...at all. it's a lovely scent, but it's not Dorian.

On the other hand, a friend of mine has a bottle from about two years ago, and THAT is the scent I remember. So now...I'm on the hunt for Dorian from around 2012-2015.
 
- What are some things you do NOT want to receive?   Hm. I'm not opposed to much. Nothing edible that's not gluten free.
Things without a purpose (trinkets, etc). Trying REALLY hard to de-clutter.
Jewelry/Clothing/Home Decor/ in the colors of yellow/pink/orange.  
- what would you like from the Weenies updatus giganticus???
Surprisingly, there's only a few I feel really strongly about and really think I want, but quite a few that I'm very curious about and would really like to sniff and get a decant of. There's only one or two I'm really interested in a bottle of. I attached a text document so it doesn't clutter up the email too much.
I feel really bad about how long that is; please don't think I want or expect all of that. If you are able to get "sniffies" or half decants of anything, I am more than ok with that!


The ones I MIGHT be interested in a blind bottle of would be "Violent Gesticulations" ( for the scent description and the title) and " Chiroptophobia (Fear of Bats) "

I bought a decant of the Dead Leaves and Black Musk HG from the Trading Post, but there's (kind of thankfully) not much from the BPTP Halloween Update that I think I'm interested in.

Re: Scrivener and Writing Software, I can technically use Mac and PC, and I use Scrivener on both. I have a MacBook for work and I keep Scrivener on it in case I have a sudden fit of inspiration at work.
But all of my personal systems are PCs so it's probably safer to get me software for those.


Re: are you planning on moving any time soon, say within the next year? I've been wanting to move out to the Pacific NW for years now, and I'm currently trying to find a new job, and would be open to moving out to the PNW. This is part of my personal push to be more productive; I'm trying to find a new job AND finish a novel.

But that being said, realistically? I don't know if I'll be moving within the next year. So let's say that answer is a "probably not moving in the next year". (I guess I could win the lotto, which would have a greater chance of happening than me finding the perfect job and moving out there in the next year).

does anybody like anything from Solstice Scents? I LOVE their Jack and the Devil. http://www.solsticescents.com/

I've tried some of their scents before,as freebies from other trades and sales. I'm really interested in the "burnished glace", in any autumn scents you think I might like, based on my preferred scent notes.


Honor

Honor

 

SW 2017 Help #2

10/3/17

Witchee, would you like anything from the Trading Post Halloween update? https://blackphoenix...y/weenies-2017/
I ordered half-decants of all the perfumes (OMG, they all sound so good!) and a sample of Deserted Theater because I’m a sucker for that kind of thing. Can’t wait for reviews!

10/1/17

Awesome farmer's market by my house. They have a local honey stand (which also sells things made from local honey like Propolis tincture!); there's a small apothecary and she additionally makes soaps and hand-made, hand-poured scented candles; plus a guy that makes an array of BBQ and Hot Sauces. Does any of this appeal? Would you like anything from my local farmer's market?
Soaps, bbq and hot sauces, and the like are always appreciated!

Smolder Cosmetics. Do any of their products (glitter, eye dusts etc) appeal to you? https://smoldercosmetics.com
Nothing jumps out to me.

Anything from Strobe Cosmetics (http://strobecosmetics.com)?
Nope.

How would you feel about getting Hello Kitty stuff?
I like Aggretsuko, but I’m not super into the fandom.

Would you like to get some favorite recipes?
Sure! I especially like one-pot or slow cooker meals because I’m a lazy bitch.

Would you like anything from my shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/LisaNut?
I don’t have any use for snuggly scarves anymore, sadly, and I prefer long scarves for general fashion purposes.


9/30/17

Would you like anything from the Haus of Gloi Fall Part II update? https://www.hausofgl...ween-scent-list
Mmm, I wouldn’t mind a sample of Cozy or the corn cake scent. The others I’ve tried or already have bottles of!

9/27/17

How do you feel about these little guys? I think they're adorable and kind of want them all, but especially the ghost and pirate ones. https://lovemomiji.c...imited-editions
Aww, I like Mia and Casa, the ghost one!

9/26/17

Witchees, do you want anything specifically from this page? Mitts, hat, shawls, unicorn... http://iceweasel.net/switchwitch/
The unicorns are super cute!

What are your top three most wanted DC'd or previous LE BPALs?
Regan (always), CC: Female, and Phantom Queen

What are some things you do NOT want to receive?
Hmm, I’ll have to think on that one. Nothing specific comes to mind.


is there anything from here that you might be interested in getting a print (or pillow/make-up case/etc) of?
http://www.blackabbeystudios.com/store
Danse Macabre is nice.

Claire's has some super cute Halloween stuff. In the style of Haunted Mansion - black lace collars, lace and sparkle masques and the like. A few items in Dias de los Muertos style. Would you be interested in such things?
Definitely! DdlM isn’t really my style, but more Halloweeny stuff definitely would be!

Would you be interested in anything from Orange Thyme? https://shoporangethyme.com/ If so, which products/scents/flavors?
A lot of the lip balms sound great, but they appear to all be sold out. Interested in the French Vanilla, Lavender Lemonade, and Lemon Creme.


9/25/17

Anyone like/want calendars or dayplanners?
If you like stationery, do you like plain, colors, images, or specific DON'T LIKES?
What about general desk stuff like cool colored paperclips and post it pads?
Yes to a 2018 day planner or cute notebooks! Other stationery wouldn’t get used much, I’m afraid.

Would anyone be interested in having any of Abigail Larson's artwork (either as a print or on something, like a pillow, blanket, or t-shirt)? https://society6.com/abigaillarson
OMG, A Mother Most Macabre is so, so perfect. I’d LOVE that as a print. I also really love The Yellow Wallpaper, The Fortune Teller, Hades and Persephone IV, Jack O’Lantern, Masque of the Red Death, Mother of Dragons, The Plague Doctor, and many others. God, her artwork is so incredible, isn’t it?! I’m so glad to own some of her creations on BPAL bottles. <3

Does anything catch your eye from Ten Thousand Villages? http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/
Some scarves, but I’d much rather have a scarf handmade by my Witch if zie is so inclined.

Would you be into receiving hand made (crocheted, sewn, felted, chain maille, scale, or duct tape, in my case, depending on the item) dishclothes? Scarf/shawl? Hat? Bag? Anything? Colors? (Duct tape, chain maille, and scales come in colors.)
A scarf or shawl would be great! Chain mail sounds really fantastic; if my Witch is so inclined, I’d love to see some samples so I can get a better idea of what they look like.

Do you collect anything from SBUX like City Mugs, City Mug ornaments, City Cards, or Bearistas? If so, which do you need/want? Or would you like a City Mug or an ornament for fun?
I’d love a City Mug from my Witch’s city!

Anybody want homemade fudge? I can do chocolate with or without nuts, peanut butter, and butterscotch.
YES! Butterscotch or nutless chocolate would be my preferences amount those three. Storebought fudge is good too. All your fudge is belong to me.

Do you like spicy foods? I am currently addicted to these suckers and want to send you some buffalo ridged kettle potato goodness (https://www.billygoa...shop/1lb-kicker)
YUM! Yes to all the spicy things.

What would you like from the Weenies updatus giganticus???
I ordered half-decants of all the Single Notes and a few other things, and eventually I want to get bottles of Hallowe’en 1914 since I missed out last time, Pumpkin Spice Snake Oil, Cardamom Cream Pumpkin Cake, Pumpkin Chypre, and maybe backups of October and Samhainophobia.

9/24/17

Do you collect the art cards that BPAL sends out? Any in particular that you are looking for or definitely don't need?
I don’t collect them per se, but I do have a bunch and make sure to save the ones I don’t already own. All mine are already packed up, but I’d be happy to check for you once we’re settled, Witch, if you have some you’d like to offload.

Do you like this beautiful art, and she makes stickers and prints...SOOOO gorgeous: https://www.shannatr...om/paperprints/
I LOVE Howling Pig Ranch!

Favorite animals or wild creatures or mythological creatures?
The last question reminded me how much I love pigs! I also love cats (especially black cats, but I love all kitties!), dogs, dolphins, otters, wolverines, whales, and sharks.
Mythological creatures: I used to LOOOOVE “sea serpents” when I was a kid. Still do. Unicorns too.

Would you like any swag from the Depeche Mode concert? (pins, posters, shirts, program, dunno what they'll have!)
Ooh, I like Depeche Mode, but I’m not a big enough fan to warrant major swag - a pin would be cool, though; I’ve been wanting to add more to my denim jacket (patches too!)

KittyHawk

KittyHawk

 

Switch Witch 2017 question part 2

I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm there?
Apple VI, Apple VII catch my eye in particular, but I would love to try any of the apple perfumes, or Broadway. I would also love any of the hair glosses except for the honeyed.

Anything catch your eye from this site (globalgirlfriend.com)?
For sure! I could use a fun and funky apron, the pine needle baskets are super cool- there is a ton of neat stuff on this site.....


Imagine you're going to the most gigantic art & craft show imaginable, and money is no object - what kind of things would you gravitate towards and probably spend money on? Include as specific as you want to get!
Art glass, hand dyed fabrics (batiks...etc), handcrafted boxes, handcrafted jewelry, gemstone spheres and figures

Witchee, would you like anything from the Trading Post Halloween update? https://blackphoenix...y/weenies-2017/
I would love testers of Purple, White and Crimson Pumpkin Floss, and would also really enjoy trying the Pom, White Pumpkin, Rose Geranium hair gloss.

How would you feel about getting Hello Kitty stuff?
Not a fan myself, but my younger daughter would enjoy it

Would you like to get some favorite recipes?
If vegan, I am always open to new recipes!

would any witchees be interested in NASA swag? I'm now super-close to Marshall Space Flight Center and will be visiting the space center with my kiddo pretty regularly. If so, what would you like? I love anything with a space or astronomy/astrology theme, so there could be a ton of possibilities there. I do in particular have a serious weakness for oversized coffee/tea mugs.

does anybody like anything from Solstice Scents? I *love* Solstice Scents, and have a handful of them noted in my wish list.

mystery213

mystery213

 

to catch up is a thing right

So i will admit dear witch i am having a down time right now, which means i am going to be slow answering things. Know I am happy you are out there though and Hope you are having fun!

10/3/17

Witchee, would you like anything from the Trading Post Halloween update? https://blackphoenix...y/weenies-2017/

YES, There are some lovely things i want. I would LOVe to get sample of ABSINTHE-LACED CANDIED APPLE HAIR GLOSS, AUTUMN CIDER HAIR GLOSS, BLUEBERRY PUMPKIN MUFFINS HAIR GLOSS, POMEGRANATE CLOVE BATH OIL,

That is all I am saved by my aversion to pumpkin and dirt


10/1/17

Awesome farmer's market by my house. They have a local honey stand (which also sells things made from local honey like Propolis tincture!); there's a small apothecary and she additionally makes soaps and hand-made, hand-poured scented candles; plus a guy that makes an array of BBQ and Hot Sauces. Does ny of this appeal? Would you like anything from my local farmer's market? I would like some candles, actually i really need some tea light candles

Smolder Cosmetics. Do any of their products (glitter, eye dusts etc) appeal to you? https://smoldercosmetics.com

You enablers you, So i would LOVE to try some of their Dazzle lock with Glitter, also the Potion Lotion LOOK insanely AMAZING. For color choices I pinned my favorites on my pinterest Switch idea board. For either the dust or glitter i would need a way to affix it so it stayed

Anything from Strobe Cosmetics (http://strobecosmetics.com)?
Not as much their unicorn tears was about it for me

How would you feel about getting Hello Kitty stuff? It not for me but my girls Would attack it

Would you like to get some favorite recipes? Sure

Would you like anything from my shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/LisaNut?
Not at this time,
9/30/17

Would you like anything from the Haus of Gloi Fall Part II update? https://www.hausofgl...ween-scent-list


This is a temptation right here, i admit i tend to stay away from other scent places because my BPAL spending is way more than it should be. Since it was asked though I would love to try Apple Milk, Blood Orange Marshmallow, grimoire, Hex (bathing dust looks amazing), Olde Cider Haus their Butterbomb would be amazing in Sleepy time



I had a thought today and wanted to put it before i do catch up. I really would like t replace the imps of Boober and Gobo that I used up a couple of years ago.

therhoda

therhoda

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