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    Mod post: No wishlist posts in blogs

    By Silvertree

    Please be aware that we do not permit swap-related content on profiles or in blogs. Please post this content only in the For Sale, Swaps, and Wanted forums, or in the Wishlists topic. ~from Swapping 101  Thanks!
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  1. 9/18/19
     
    Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/

     

    Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of?

     

    Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)?

     

    Do any of these knitted items appeal to you?

    Easy Fingerless Mittens

    Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf

    Odyssey Shawl

    Close to You scarf

    Rikke Slouch Hat

    Simple Yet Effective Cowl

    Knitted Pumpkins

    Little Bear Stuffy

     

    How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)?

     

    9/20/19

     

    I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested? 

     

    Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands?

     

    Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated? 

     

    What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?)

    ·         animal rescue

    ·         pie

    ·         dogs

    ·         bears

    ·         turtles

    ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…)

     

    I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations?

     

    Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie.

     

    9/22/19

     

     

    Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love?

     

    Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love?

     

    Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive?

     

    9/23/19

     

    Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths?

     

    Would you like anything from Lush?

     

    9/26/19

     

    So, there's a Euro coin of some denomination coming out with Asterix on it for the 60th anniversary and, while I'm not a coin collector, I've loved Asterix since before I could read and therefore really want one or two of the coin just to have.  Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? 

     

    Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches? 

     

    9/28/19

     

    Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share?

     

    And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size?

     

    Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy?

     

    Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??  

     

     is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy? 

     

    9/29/19

     

     

    There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com)

     

    How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used?

     

     

    Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye?

     

     

    9/30/19

     

    do you have a favourite saying or quote?

     

    How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit?

     

    How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom?

     

    10/1/19

     

    A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)  

    Any fiber issues?

     

    About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else! 

     

    Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc)

     

    10/2/19

     

     

    Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? 

     

    Does anyone else do nail wraps?

     

    What about postcards?

     

     Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)?

     

    How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt. 

     

    10/3/19

     

     

    I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household?

     

    Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits?

     

    Would you wear any of these? 

    Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)?

     

    Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever?

     

    What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites?

     

    10/4/19

     

     How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional?

     

    10/6/19

     

    So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witchees?

     

    How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume?  And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks?

     

    10/7/19

     

    Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas?


    I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing?

     

    And a quick question here--I'm going to this amazing looking event on Saturday--does my witchee see anything they might be interested in?  https://www.facebook.com/events/903999316607440/ (the Oddities Market)

     

    10/8/19

     

    How do you feel about enamel pins?  Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent?

     

    10/10/19

     

    what is your T-shirt/shirt of choice Size?

     

    10/11/2019

     

    OCTOBER LUNACY!  I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye?

     

    also I took some beading classes and have been making bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.  Would you be interested in any?  If so, how big is your wrist or how long would you like your bracelet?  Any preferred styles of beads?

     

    10/13/19

     

    If I was to donate to an animal rescue on your behalf as the "lucyboo" component of this swap, is there one in particular that you would choose? 

     

    10/15/19

     

    What is your very favorite Halloween candy? If you don't have one/don't do candy, what's a seasonal treat you love?

     

    I just got an email from Lush that their Christmas stuff is now up online! anything you might like?

     

    10/18/19

     

    If you were my witchee, would you enjoy home made (canned) preserves?  I'm going home to Can All The Things & I'm thinking some bananas foster butter/sauce might be a nifty thing for you.

     

    10/19/19

     

    I am in Las Vegas is there anything you would want from here?

  2. 9/30/19

     

    do you have a favourite saying or quote? Actions have consequences 

     

    How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit? I can go up to about 2500 then I need dairy

     

    How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom? I like coloring books and what I don't the girls Do

     

    10/1/19

     

    A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)  

    Any fiber issues?  I cant do itchy things. Soft and fluffy is great.

     

    About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else!  I got all I wanted, I have NO patience

     

    Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc) I am boozy I like things sweet and Smooth. I love fruit wine and funky liquors  

     

    10/2/19

     

     

    Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in?  Don't need any, I don't seem to have the energy

     

    Does anyone else do nail wraps? i like them but it also falls in the energy problems

     

    What about postcards? I love postcards from places

     

     Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)? nope

     

    How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt.  I would love it but I don't think i can do them justice

     

    10/3/19

     

     

    I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household? Yummy food is ALWAYS welcome here

     

    Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits? Actually I would love some burber spice if you could find me some

     

    Would you wear any of these? 

    Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)? i would love a nice scarf but no cowls for me, please

     

    Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever? 

     

    What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? no idea

     

    10/4/19

     

     How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional? whimsical and colorful

     

    10/6/19

     

    So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witches? No thanks, tomatoes don't like me

     

    How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume?  And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks? we trick or treat and I am always In the mood for good socks My amazon list has some Sockdreams links on it.

     

    10/7/19

     

    Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas? I love Berry blast and would like to try elderberry wine, sour apple, Blood Orange 


    I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing?  no thanks

     

    And a quick question here--I'm going to this amazing looking event on Saturday--does my witchee see anything they might be interested in?  https://www.facebook.com/events/903999316607440/ (the Oddities Market) humm didn't see it in time

     

    10/8/19

     

    How do you feel about enamel pins?  Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent?  I like the concept but I haven't found the right thing for them to live on

     

     

    Life is continuing on the roller coaster My personal energy is nil I have fallen off the no pop and caffeine bandwagon and the needed self-control to get back on is looking chancy. If you have any questions I am around witch dear!

     

  3. 9/18/19
     
    Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/

    The Four and Twenty Blackbirds soap looks so pretty!  The Opium Den bubbling bathing grains or conditioning hair rinse sound very nice, too.  From the scent catalogue on the site, Witch Cake sounded like something I’d want to try, but I didn’t see any products listed for it.

     

    Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of? 

    My favorite “horror” movie is probably The Raven, even though it’s not really horror at all.  I already have a copy of that, though.  I don’t really follow what’s new in the theaters or go out to the movies, so I tend to rely on what I can find at the library.  Thanks to the library, I just saw Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, which was better than I expected and pretty funny. I also watched Suck after getting from the library and not expecting much (gave it a try just because of the cast), and now it’s on my Amazon wishlist.  The library tends to fall a little short on non-comedy horror movie choices, though, and if my Witch has any favorite horror movies to share I’d definitely be open to that.  I’m fine with gore, but please no sadistic torture stuff or cruelty to animals.

     

    Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)?  

    I’m not really familiar with knitted toys, but I do love little crocheted amigurumi toys, so I think I’d probably like small knitted toys also.

     

    Do any of these knitted items appeal to you?

    Easy Fingerless Mittens

    Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf

    Odyssey Shawl

    Close to You scarf

    Rikke Slouch Hat

    Simple Yet Effective Cowl

    Knitted Pumpkins

    Little Bear Stuffy

     Definitely the knitted pumpkins!  I don’t know if I could actually pull off the look, but I do like the Pfeilraupe asymmetrical scarf, too.

     

    How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)?  

    I’m generally fine with it.  Books, records, decorations, jewelry, teacups and glassware and the like are all fun thrift store finds that I have absolutely no problem with. I’m a little pickier about clothing type stuff from thrift stores, but I’d trust my Witch’s judgement.

     

    9/20/19

     

    I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested?  Sure, they have some beautiful stuff!

     

    Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands?  

    I’m kind of stuck in my ways when it comes to skincare.  That said, most of the few products I use are from Bella Lucce, which has gone out of business, and Villainess, which I don’t buy from anymore after the ownership change.  I’m stocked up enough to last me a while, but I’ll eventually need a replacement for my Bella Lucce grapefruit foaming cleanser and multifruit regenerative face cream and Villainess Slick!, so if you know of something comparable to any of those, I’d be interested in trying a little.

     

    Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated?  Not really.  

     

    What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?)

    ·         animal rescue

    ·         pie

    ·         dogs

    ·         bears

    ·         turtles

    ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…)

    Animal rescue and turtles would be my first choices.  I donate to two rabbit rescues in my area (Midwest Rabbit Rescue and Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary) and to Bat World Sanctuary as well as the Michigan Humane Society and other such organizations myself, so I’d be totally on board with anything animal rescue-related.  I really like turtles, too.  

     

    I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations?

    I always love getting postcards from different places!  From London, if you happen to run across any music magazines or such with articles about Marc Almond, I’d love that.  He’s my favorite musician, but I almost never see him mentioned in American media.  

     

    Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie.

    I’m pretty sure I’ve answered this question in detail many times over.  :)  There should be a complete answer already in my 13 Nights of Halloween blog entry (and other past entries). In short, lucky cats, stuff pertaining to my favorite animes and manga, cute stationery stuff like stickers, notepads, washi tape, etc.  I’m happy to try snacks, as long as they’re not seaweed-based or too weirdly flavored.  I haven’t been to my local Japanese market lately, but I’ll have to hit them up and see if I can find the Chestnut and Sweet Potato kitkats, since I think I’d like to try those.

     

    9/22/19

     

    Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love?  Nothing really comes to mind.  

     

    Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? 

    I like the Panda black licorice bars, and natural food stores generally have those. There’s no shortage of good natural food stores within easy driving distance of me, so there’s probably not anything that I’m really longing for that I couldn’t just pick up for myself (and probably already have).  But if my Witch has something in mind, please feel free to surprise me!

     

    Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive?  I’m interested in beeswax food wraps.

     

    9/23/19

     

    Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths?  

    I didn’t see anything that I wanted a whole bottle of, but out of curiousity I wouldn't mind trying tiny bit of Generation Spooky, She Sauntered Vaguely Downwards, Social Justice Paladin, The Scottish Princess, Con Questions, or Lillith’s First Concert.

     

    Would you like anything from Lush?  No, thank you.

     

    9/26/19

     

    So, there's a Euro coin of some denomination coming out with Asterix on it for the 60th anniversary and, while I'm not a coin collector, I've loved Asterix since before I could read and therefore really want one or two of the coin just to have.  Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees?  

    Hmm, nothing I can think of like that.   

     

    Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches?  

    I’ve contributed to a lot of Kickstarter campaigns, so my thoughts about them are good.  I’ve done Kickstarters for a new MST3k season, Hal Hartley movies on DVD, a Marc Almond record based on Huysmans’ book À reboura / Against Nature, various books and card games (Necronomicards, Unstable Unicorns, etc.), a maple tree “adoption”, and more.  I don’t mind making a pledge if it’s something that interests me and seems worthwhile.

     

    9/28/19

     

    Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share?  Mine are all in my signature.

     

    And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size?  I think I wear about a 7 ½ bracelet.

     

    Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy?  

    The reusable bamboo straw, oddly enough.  I have a weird habit of always using one of those tiny stirrer straws with my tea, and I feel guilty every time.  I bought an office size box years ago and I’ve been working through it, but I would feel so much less guilty if I wasn’t tossing out a tiny plastic straw every day. Tea-wise, I wouldn’t mind trying Campfires & Vampires, Dark Choc Chilli Chai, MojiTEA, Toffee Chai, or Rainbow Chai.

     

    Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??  I don’t really need any more wash clothes.  

     

     is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy?  

    I love the Addams Family stuff! (The ones for the classic tv series, not the other versions.)  I adore both Morticia and Gomez, and together they’re kind of my model of the perfect couple. I also really like the vintage Halloween collection stuff and the vintage pumpkins with witch hats string lights.

     

    9/29/19

     

    There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com)

    Andromeda looks amazing, and Serpens looks right up my alley, so either of those would be beyond lovely.  Honestly, a sample of the Fornax or Lyra eye soots or the Bloodroot lip sheer (I’m always looking for the perfect orange lipstick – everything I find that I think is going to be orange always ends up looking more coral on me for some reason)  would be more than enough.  

     

    How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used?

    I have a small collection of tarot and oracle decks (mostly oracle) that I’ve gotten either for the artwork or as gifts from friends who are more mystically inclined.  I don’t use them often, and I don’t know how to read tarot cards (although I’d like to learn someday), so they’re mostly little collections of art for me.  I own a couple of Jasmine Becket-Griffith’s decks already and have a couple more on my Amazon wishlist.  Although it’s not on my wishlist, her Myths & Mermaids one looks nice, too.  Gently used decks are fine with me.

     

    Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye?

    I’ve never actually looked at the Notoriously Morbid website before, and wow, their multichromes look amazing!  Autumnal, Destiny, and Desire are probably the ones I’d get the most use out of, in that order, but they all look fantastic.

     

    9/30/19

     

    do you have a favourite saying or quote?  

    The one that occurs to me at the moment is “Just be true to yourself, if it lands you in Hell well at least now you know” from the song “If You Had a Bad Time” by Alkaline Trio.

     

    How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit?  

    I generally avoid spicy foods.  On the Scoville scale I’m probably at the 100-500 level.  I’ll eat sweet peppers, but that’s about it.  The one exception would be with beer, since if I’m at a beer festival I will generally try the ones made with hot peppers, but that’s just because I want to try them at least once, not that I’ll ever buy an entire bottle.

     

    How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom?  

    I should say that I have too many coloring books already, especially since I rarely color in them, but I do love coloring books that pertain to my personal interests and fandoms.  I think I might even have a couple on my Amazon wishlist at the moment.  I can’t seem to resist collecting artwork that I like, and coloring books fit into that category.

     

    10/1/19

     

    A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)  

    Any fiber issues?

    I think crocheted equivalents would definitely be acceptable.  I know that knitting and crocheting are different things, but I don’t know that I could tell the difference at first glance, because I don’t do either (despite trying to learn how to crochet on multiple occasions – I always fail).  The only fiber issues I might have would be that I’m somewhat allergic to both rabbits and cats, but I don’t think that people usually knit or crochet with rabbit or cat fur, so I should be ok.  I generally prefer soft fibers, but I think that’s probably true of most people.  

     

     

    About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else!  

    I don’t see anything that I’m definitely purchasing for myself.  I usually at least get Devil’s Night, but it looks like they’re not offering it this year. I’d like to get decants of Flesh of My Flesh and Voluptuous Wantonness, but I’m guessing that I'll probably be too lazy to join a decant circle to get them.

     

    Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc) 

    I do like to try different alcoholic beverages, but I don’t drink a lot these days. My tolerance seems to be way down, unfortunately.  But I do like to try new things, so I like the little airline size bottles for just trying different boozes, and the little single-serve type wine bottles.  I wish breweries would do that same, since these days I generally don’t even finish a full can or bottle of beer at one sitting. This time of year I do like to try any new pumpkin beer I can get my hands on, though.  I’ve love to try ones from small regional breweries that I wouldn’t be able to get locally.  Regional fruit wines or experiments from local distilleries would be very nice, too.

     

    10/2/19

     

    Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in?  

    Probably not. I do love nail polish, but I have soooooo much already, and I don’t seem to wear it that often.  I think there’s still some in my Etsy wishlist though, so I guess I wouldn’t say absolutely no.

     

    Does anyone else do nail wraps?  I don’t.

     

    What about postcards?  I always LOVE getting postcards!

     

     Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)? 

    I already got Halloween 2020 and Poe.  I meant to order some decants from Ajevie for other scents, but never got around to it. The ones I was most interested in are: Dark Ghost Velvet, Eternal Ankh Spice, Eternal Egypt Nag Champa, Skelekin, and Witch Doctor.

     

    How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt.   

    I’m not really interested in salt on its own.  I don’t really cook, so I don’t need it for seasoning, and I don’t put salt on very many things – I pretty much only put it on french fries.  Plus every time I’ve had my blood pressure tested in the past few years it’s been high (when I had dental surgery earlier this year it was so high that they kept me on a monitor the entire surgery and told me that I should really see a doctor about it), so it’s probably best for me to stir clear of adding additional salt to things.  

     

    10/3/19

     

    I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household?  

    Homebaked treats are always relevant! Sweet shortbreads, cookies, or caramels would all be lovely.  For cookies, I especially like peanut butter, oatmeal (Scotchies, plain, or with chocolate chips), Snickerdoodles, and chocolate chip.   

     

    Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits?  

    I don’t like to cook, and any spices I buy generally just sit around in my cupboard forever going to waste.  The only spice I use on any sort of regular basis is cinnamon for baking (which I don’t really enjoy and therefore don’t do often), and I’ve just been using the standard grocery store or Trader Joe’s cinnamon, so a better grade of cinnamon would probably be nice.  I suppose I could use good vanilla (extract, flavor, or paste) as well. 

     

    Would you wear any of these?  Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)?  

    I don’t know how often I’d wear it, since I generally don’t get dressed up and my standard wardrobe is sweatpants at home/jeans when out in public and teeshirts and hoodies, but the Fern is really pretty.  

     

    Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever? 

    The only thing that comes to mind is a new set of tweezers (for tightening the tiny little screws on my glasses).  

     

    What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites?  

    I’ve never sought out vegan snacks or vegan chocolate for myself, so I don’t even have any ideas of what I’d like.  I think Panda black licorice bars are vegan, and I really like those.

     

    10/4/19

     

    How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional? 

    Precise, maybe? I’m not sure how to describe it, really – just that I like crafts like cross-stitching and card making with stamps and diecuts – crafts that result in a clean, specific look rather than stuff like mixed media that require more creativity and can have a “messier” look. I like cute stuff - my favorite stamp company is Lawn Fawn.  That and my Etsy wishlist should probably help give some ideas of what I like craft-wise.   

     

    So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witchees?  No thank you.

     

    How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume?  And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks?  

    I usually celebrate by watching old horror movies, reading some Poe, and passing out candy.  This year I’m trying to wear a different Halloween-ish shirt every day of October – I think I might just have enough Halloween-related tee shirts to do it!  I probably won’t dress up other than to throw on the old vampire cape for when I’m passing out candy.  I LOVE socks, especially Halloween socks.  Today I wore red socks with black bats.  I ended up spending time at the urgent care clinic and then the ER, and had to get a EKG both times, and each time the nurse attaching the wires on my legs complimented me on my socks.  :)  🦇  (As an aside, my Witch, today's official diagnosis of high blood pressure pretty much cements that the answer to the earlier question about salt is that I should probably just completely avoid it.)

     

    Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas?  

    From Art of Tea, the ones that stand out most are the Passionfruit Jasmine, Bright Eyed, and Dark Chocolate Peppermint.  From Adagio – oh my gosh, those Wicked Teas look so fun!  I’d love a sample tin of the Bat Brew especially! Just from the landing page, the Bonfire and Jasmine Phoenix Pearls look good, too.  I’m sorry, there’s just so much on the site and I really don’t want to spend hours going through it all, so I’ll leave anything else up to my Witch. 


    I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing?  No thank you.

     

    And a quick question here--I'm going to this amazing looking event on Saturday--does my witchee see anything they might be interested in?  https://www.facebook.com/events/903999316607440/ (the Oddities Market) 

    It looks like there’ll be a lot of interesting stuff there!  Although I do think some of it looks neat, I personally really wouldn’t want anything taxidermied or anything made with dead critters or parts of dead critters, not even butterfly or moth wings.  I do like the style of the advertisement for the show – it reminds me of the stuff that Electric Vector (https://electricvector.com) makes locally.  I buy stickers and magnets from them almost every time I run into them at craft shows or at the Rust Belt Market.  I’d be open to things in that style, or something with bats (other than actual dead bats, that is), or soap or a candle, or anything else that my Witch thinks might suit my taste. 


    10/10/19

     

    what is your T-shirt/shirt of choice Size?  

    I usually order an XL from woot.com and TeeTurtle and an XXL from Sick On Sin.  XL is generally the best way to go for standard shirts, or 2XL if the brand is known for running small.

     

    10/11/2019

     

    OCTOBER LUNACY!  I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye?  

    I don’t know that anything caught my eye enough for an entire bottle – Lime & White Musk, maybe, since I love lime, but then again white musk is iffy.  I wouldn’t mind trying a tiny bit of Bourbon Vanilla & Yellow Carnation or Palo Santo & Sandalwood, just out of curiosity, if you happen to order a bottle for yourself and are willing to spare just a smidgen to sniff. 

     

     

    also I took some beading classes and have been making bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.  Would you be interested in any?  If so, how big is your wrist or how long would you like your bracelet?  Any preferred styles of beads?  

    I don’t really know.  I’ve made some beaded bracelets and necklaces for myself in the past and I don’t seem to ever wear them.  I wear about a 7 ½ bracelet, I think.  Maybe something in orange and black?  Something Halloween-y? 

     

    10/13/19

     

    If I was to donate to an animal rescue on your behalf as the "lucyboo" component of this swap, is there one in particular that you would choose?  

    Any of the ones I mentioned in my initial questionnaire would be great.  Probably the two rabbit rescues could use a donation the most, I suppose.  I don’t know which specific animal rescues that lucyboo favored, but if my Witch does, I wouldn’t mind if the donation went there instead of to one of my favorites.

     

    10/15/19

     

    What is your very favorite Halloween candy? If you don't have one/don't do candy, what's a seasonal treat you love?  Reese’s peanut butter pumpkins are my very favorite.

     

    I just got an email from Lush that their Christmas stuff is now up online! anything you might like?  No, thank you.  

     

    10/18/19

     

    If you were my witchee, would you enjoy home made (canned) preserves?  I'm going home to Can All The Things & I'm thinking some bananas foster butter/sauce might be a nifty thing for you.

    No, thank you.  The only form I can stand banana flavor in is a fresh banana, and even that’s only occasionally.

     

    10/19/19

     

    I am in Las Vegas is there anything you would want from here?  I like getting postcards from anywhere!

     

     

     

     

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    Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/

     
    Four & 20 blackbirds or ghost - any product, they all sound lovely
     

    Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of? I love Edgar Allen Poe if you can suggest a film

     

    Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)?

     

    Do any of these knitted items appeal to you?

    Easy Fingerless Mittens- yes

    Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf - yes

    Odyssey Shawl - yes

    Close to You scarf - yes

    Rikke Slouch Hat - no

    Simple Yet Effective Cowl- yes but not too tight

    Knitted Pumpkins yes

    Little Bear Stuffy no

     
    How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)?  I love thrift stores & the things I find there
     
      

     

    I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested? Nope I'm a makeup coward

     

    Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands? Moisturizing products/ cleaners welcome

     

    Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated? I

     

    What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?)
    ·         animal rescue - one of my favorite types of charities.  A big bag of kibble for a rescue - especially for pibbles.  Or kitties.
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    I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations Tea from London! Assam or some interesting Earl Grey. Maldon  sea salt.
    Paris- herbes de Provence or some other French spice blend

     

    Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie.
      Those kit kats sound amazing.  I would love to get better at bento ( I've played at it using a gladware plastic box)  

     

     
    Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love? Bath oil or moisturizing products.  I have super dry skin. 
     
    Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? Assam tea is a fave.   Dark chocolate is a lovely treat.

     

    Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive?  Something to use for lunch packing- trying to break my zip bag and other trash addiction.

        

     

    Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths?
     
    Would you like anything from Lush? I have not been in Lush in ages, so I'm not current with them, but anything lavendar based like Sleepy or vanilla based would be lovely

     

    So, there's a Euro coin of some denomination coming out with Asterix on it for the 60th anniversary and, while I'm not a coin collector, I've loved Asterix since before I could read and therefore really want one or two of the coin just to have.  Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? I love otters and have thought of finding the Scottish bank note with the otter.  No idea what the value is, I would hang it on the wall of my studio.

     

     

    Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share?

    My etsy list was in my questionaire

     

    And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size? Necklace 20"  or longer chain or cord.  I rarely wear bracelets ( I catch it on everything)

     

    Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy? I've never seen this company.  Rhubarb & custard or gingerbread chai.  The idea of infusing spirits with tea is really cool.

     
    Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??     Not much- I just made a few myself
     
     is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy? They have the best chocolate coffee, but I think it's a Valentine's item.  Other than that, some fun Halloween decorations.  Something owl or raven related.   

     

     

    There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com) I wish I were better at makeup, but I'm just not.

     
    How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used?  I like decks.  I recently saw one that was glorious art nouveau. New or used is ok.  Cats or Fae would also be good motifs for me. 

     

     

    Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye? Not really, I'm honestly a makeup coward and wear very small amounts.

     
    do you have a favourite saying or quote? First thing that came into my mind: That which does not kill us makes us stronger- of course picturing it with   a Klingon motif.  Yes I am a serious Star Trek nerd.

     

    How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit?  I like spice with flavor, but not heat for heat's sake.  Not sure where I am on the Scoville scale.  I use cayenne quite a lot but I think that's the highest one. I love Hatch chilis when I can find them. 

     

    How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom?  I have several and find I don't use them like I thought I would

      

     

    A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)  Certainly crochet is just as welcome as knits

    Any fiber issues? Mohair is fine if it's not right next to my skin ( shawl yes, armwarmers, no)

     

    About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else! 
    I'm very curious about
    The Shadowed Veil Perfume Oil, but not gutsy enough to blind bottle.  If you happen to have anything in the Dead Leaves series (especially the vanilla incense one) that needs rehoming, I would love that (any that do not have musk)
    Ordering:
    Dead Leaves and Chai Perfume Oil
    Dead Leaves, Cacao, and Sandalwood Perfume Oil 
    All Souls Perfume Oil
     
    Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc) Yes please, that would be lovely.  I love pear things when I can find them.  Dark meads ( dark fruit like berries or currants) are yummy. Any whisk(e)y that  is not super Smokey/peaty  is welcome.  Bourbon is a wonderful thing. Whenever we travel we try all the locally made things.
     

    Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? Nope.  My nails don't wear polish well.

     

    Does anyone else do nail wraps? Nope

     

    What about postcards? vintage Halloween or Witchy imagery

     
     Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)? I love Their vanilla & ambers.  From the Halloween line- Samhain, Halloween BASTET 2016, Halloween 2019 or 2020 

     

    How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt. It has been suggested that I have a salt problem ( hubby).  I would love to try any interesting salt.  I'm currently working on a jar of citrus blend salt & one with chili.

     
     
    I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household?  My furbabies would love to taste  your catnip.  We love shortbread and would love to try any flavors.  Something to nibble  with a London Fog latte perhaps?

     

    Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits? I love to cook & am vegetarian.  I've recently been playing with ground chilis that are single kind ( as opposed to blended chili powders) to see all the different flavors ( not the scary hot ones though)

     

    Would you wear any of these? 

    Fern , NuadaManannanDuleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)?
    Yes I would be thrilled, especially with Duleek- I saw someone wearing one the other day ( at Ren Fest) & was utterly charmed.

     

    Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever? The only thing that comes to mind is lunchbox type containers that are not trash waiting to happen- I'm trying to break my zip bag addiction and create less trash.

     

    What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? My favorite vegan snack is nuts, especially deeply roasted spiced ones.  Many dark chocolates are vegan, & dark is my fave chocolate especially with nuts or orange.

  4. I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations?

     

    I love coffee from different places.

     

     

    Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie.

     

    Ooh, Kit Kats.  I’m intrigued by the green tea ones, and sweet potato and apple pie sound delightful.

     

    9/22/19

     

     

    Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love?

     

    I take a bath almost every night, so I’d love to try new bath-y stuff.

     

    Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love?

     

    I mostly eat plant-based, so really any snacks except meat jerky are welcome.  My husband likes green tea, and I’m a coffee person.

     

    Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive?

     

    I can’t think of any!

     

    9/23/19

     

    Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths? 

     

    Oh, so many.  Cat-Lilith and Cat-Dad, Utter Sophistication, Bits of Birnum Wood, Impromptu Goat Yoga, Saturday Morning Perfume.

     

    Would you like anything from Lush?

    I love American Cream anything, Honey, I Washed the Kids anything, and Creamy Candy bubble bar.

     

    9/26/19

     

    Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? 

    I don’t understand this question!

     

    Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches? I’ve done a few, usually the food ones.

     

    9/28/19

     

    Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share?

    Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1EB08Z1UN29H8/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist

     

    Etsy:  I love B. Perry soaps/scrubs.  My favorites list:  https://www.etsy.com/people/oceanstreetspa?ref=hdr-fav&tab=items

     

     

    And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size?

    I have small wrists, and I like 18-24” necklaces.

     

     

    Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy? 

    Ooh, a bunch look good.  I like white tea, green tea, and fruity tea.  Not a huge black tea fan.

     

    Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??  

    Mmm, probably not.

     

     is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy? 

    I’m intrigued by the Elderflower Cordial.

     

    9/29/19

     

     

    There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general?

     

    I’m mostly a natural makeup person, but I love a good pink/berry lipstick.

     

    How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used?

    I have a deck that I’m pretty attached too, so I think I’m good.

     

     

    Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye? 

    I like neutrals.

     

     

    9/30/19

     

    do you have a favourite saying or quote?  Just keep swimming…..

     

    How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit?

    I’m a baby, and don’t like things that are too spicy.

     

    How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom?

    I love coloring books in theory, but I never use them.

     

    10/1/19

     

    A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)  

    Any fiber issues?

     

    Not that I know of!

     

    About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else! 

     

    I’m probably not going to buy for a while, I like the following:  Snake Oils:  Blood Squib, Lollipop, and Pumpkin Spice, and intrigued by Apple Sugar.

     

    Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc)

    I really like cider, not sure about mead, yes to fruit wines.  I like beer, light, fruity, not overly hoppy.

     

     10/2/19 

    Also, what one bottle would you like from the update??  Ooh, that's a tough one.   I guess I'd have to say Cat-Lilith and Cat-Dad.

     

     

    Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? I love the Femme Fatale colors, and A-England brand.  I'm not picky about colors, I like them all.

     

    What about postcards?  I probably don't need any postcards.

     

    Does anyone else do nail wraps?  

    I don't really use them.

     

    How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt. 

    I really like different types of salt.  I find them oddly fascinating!

     

    Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)?  

    I never really got into them, between BPAL, Arcana, B.Perry, and a few others, I can't afford another perfume obsession!

     

    10/03/2019

     

    I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household?

    Um, yes please!  All the sugar!

     

    Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits?

    I do like to cook, but have a slight Penzey's obsession (it's not my fault there is a STORE a few towns over from me) so I have tons of spices already.

     

    Would you wear any of these? (because I'm that nuts that I would try to make one in a month) 

     

    Ooh, Fern is a style I would absolutely wear.

     

    Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever?

    I can't think of anything right now!

     

    What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites?

    Ooh, I like Hippeas, and I rarely turn down chocolate of any kind.  Well, maybe except super dark, bitter chocolate.

     

    So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witchees?

    Oooh, that sounds good.

     

    Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas?

      I like fruity teas, and spicy green teas.


    I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing?

    I don't think I would use those.

     

    How do you feel about enamel pins?  Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent?

     I'm pretty indifferent.

     

    10/10/19

     

    what is your T-shirt/shirt of choice Size?

     I wear a Woman's M usually.  I like either fitted, or really big to sleep in.

     

    10/11/2019

     

    OCTOBER LUNACY!  I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye?

    Moonflower and Orris and Palo Santo and Sandalwood look really good.

     

    also I took some beading classes and have been making bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.  Would you be interested in any?  If so, how big is your wrist or how long would you like your bracelet?  Any preferred styles of beads?

    I like necklaces and bracelets.  I have small wrists, and like shorter necklaces, usually like 18 inch.  I love all types of blues/greens/purple colors.

     

    10/13/19

     

    If I was to donate to an animal rescue on your behalf as the "lucyboo" component of this swap, is there one in particular that you would choose? 

    No, any would be good.

     

    10/15/19

     

    What is your very favorite Halloween candy? If you don't have one/don't do candy, what's a seasonal treat you love?

    Ooh, I've always liked Peanut Butter Cups.

     

    I just got an email from Lush that their Christmas stuff is now up online! anything you might like?

    Hmm.....the site won't work for me, but I love American Cream products, Sympathy for the Skin, Creamy Candy Bath, and my husband has decided he loves the scent of the Outback Mate soap.

     

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

     
    Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/

    Sure, why not?  Not any of the bubble bath stuff, but the whipped soaps look really interesting.  

    Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of?

    Maybe Practical Magic?  Does that count as horror?? :)   

    Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)?

    Knitted stuff is great - fingerless mittens would probably be most used. My winter coats are white and dark brown.  I have a pair of grey gloves.  

    Do any of these knitted items appeal to you?
    - easy fingerless mitts and Odyssey Shawl

    How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)?

    I feel awesome about them!
     

    9/20/19
     

    I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested? 

    Sure, that would be fine.  
     

    Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands?

    Absolutely yes!   

     

    Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated? 

    I love torrid but actually a lot of their stuff is a little big for me now.  In pants, I'm a 1, and in tops I am a 00.  Dresses are either a 0 or 00 depending on how forgiving the skirt it.   

     

    What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?)

    ·         animal rescue
    ·         pie
    ·         dogs
    ·         bears
    ·         turtles
    ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…)

    Any or all of these are awesome for me.  I probably tend a little more towards the animal end of things.   

     

    I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations?
    I can't think of anything? But I will ponder.  
     

    Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie.

    I would be very interested in trying the different kitkat flavors!  
     

    9/22/19

    Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love?

    I like some of the green beaver products.
     
    Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love?

    I love bright crawlers, but only buy them on road trips!  Delicious olive oil or maple syrups would be welcome.  Macadmia nuts are a LOVE.  I also really like those baked chickpea snacks.  I don't know - I just like snacks.  
     
    Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive?

    Reusable sandwich bags!  That's all I can think of at the moment.   

    9/23/19

     

    Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths?

    Nope.

     

    Would you like anything from Lush?

    Not right now.   

    9/26/19

    Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? 

    Beer?  Is that weird and niche?  
     
    Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches? 

    I love kickstarters but I can't imagine any product would actually come to fruition in the timeframe.   

    9/28/19

    Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share?
    All of my wishlists are linked in my SW blog from last year, but I will copy them over!  
     

    And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size?
    I like at least an 18" drop on necklaces.  Not sure my wrist size?  I don't wear a lot of bracelets.  
     

    Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy?
     Not really into tea.  
     

    Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??  
    I love washclothes!  Turquoise, tan, grey, pink, yellow.  
     

    is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy? 
    I can't think of anything right now.  
     

    9/29/19 

    There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com)
    If there is something you think would be especially amazing for me?  I use eyeshadows in pinks and tans, mascara, lip colored lip glosses and light blushes.  
     
    How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used?
    I have two tarot decks and I think that's good for me.  

     

    Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye?
    I don't think I would use them.  
     

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    Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things, I've probably already bought it! 🤣 )

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    Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of? 

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    Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)?
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    Do any of these knitted items appeal to you?

    1.       Easy Fingerless MittensYes, but you’d have to remove about an inch off the finger length (and then adjust even more for my stumpy hands). I don’t like to have my pinky and thumb swallowed up like in the samples in the photos.

    2.       Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf—That’s gorgeous, but also looks like more effort than I can afford to put into wearing a scarf.

    3.       Odyssey Shawl—I’m not much of a shawl person.

    4.       Close to You scarf—Too drafty for our winters. 🙂

    5.       Rikke Slouch Hat—Also not much of a hat person.

    6.       Simple Yet Effective Cowl—Also not much of a pull-things-over-my-head person.

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    8.       Little Bear StuffyYep, I do like stuffies with personality.

     

    How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)?
    I like them!

     

    I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested? 

    Sure, BUT: I’m a real amateur (I only use 4 make-up brushes!), so unless it’s an eyeshadow sort of product, you could probably find someone who’d make better use of them.

     

    Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands?
    Maybe? Not an all-over daily face product, because I’m pretty happy with my routine at this point and I’d rather not become addicted to an expensive new product when olive oil is working so well for me. 🙂 But if you had samples of an eye cream or some other targeted-use product, that might be a good fit.

     

    OH, and any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated? 
    I’m not into any of the fandoms I saw. I kind of like the bat/moon hipster panties (I’m a size 10). 

     

    What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?)

    • animal rescue
    • pie
    • dogs
    • bears
    • turtles
    • inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…)

    Pretty much anything here. Dogs and pie would probably be last in preference for anything decorative in nature, but certainly a donation to a dog rescue of some sort would not be amiss. (A donation to turtle or bear rescue would be fantastic as well; pie rescue, maybe not so much.) I don’t drink, so “boozy” candies aren’t winners per se, but I do like rum, brandy, and tequila flavored things, minus the alcohol.

     

    I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations?

    I can’t think of anything specific. Though if you’re thrifting in London and see a T-shirt with an angry (but cute, cartoony) highland cow’s face on it that says “mad cow,” I’d be interested in that. They were selling them at the tourist stops all over Scotland when I went years ago, but once I decided I needed one, I never saw them again. I’ve never even found a picture of one online.

     

    Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie.

    Chestnut Kit-Kats sound interesting.

     

    Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love?

    I'm not familiar with their offerings, but probably scrubs or cooling mists for summer would be best.

     

    Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive?

    Whatever's in my questionnaire re: food should cover it. I can't really think of any housewares I lack, but I'm sure there's something out there that would make my life easier I just don't know about yet!

     

    Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths?

    I'm curious about Bullseye, Impromptu Goat Yoga, My Tiger, That Villain Romeo, and You're a Daisy If You Have. 

     

    Would you like anything from Lush?

    I don't know. I've never shopped there.

     

    So, there's a Euro coin of some denomination coming out with Asterix on it.... Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? 
    Maybe Wallace and Gromit? I'll have to do some thinking...  ETA: As may be obvious from my questionnaire, all things Wonderfalls (e.g., smoosh-faced wax lion --- I'm waiting for someone to make a 3D printing pattern for that) or Community (e.g., Torg the troll, any merch).

     

    I know a number of BPALies attend Dragon Con. Would any of you be interested in handmade earrings in the (in)famous Marriott Carpet pattern?

    I never-ever wear earrings.

     

    Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches? 
    I don't spend any time on Kickstarter, so I don't have thoughts. I tend to learn about campaigns elsewhere, but I've only ever backed one.

     

    Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share?

    Goodreads is in my questionnaire; I'm CluckingBell on there, too. I didn't know we can't search for wishlists on Amazon anymore—that's annoying! Mine's at https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1QBSWBQ53YDWD?ref_=wl_share I don't have much on there, but I did realize I have the first two seasons of WKRP. 
     

    And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size?
    Wrist is none, really. I don't like having things on my wrists. Necklace is probably in the 16-18" range. Nothing bulky or clunky.

     

    Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy?

    If there's a chai tea that tastes as good as Svarta Fönix Bókaflóð smells, I'd like to try that. Otherwise, refer to my questionnaire for tea stuff.

     

    ...how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??  

    I have more washcloths than I can handle at the moment. I did accidentally leave a hand towel and dish towel in rental a few weeks ago, if you run across a nice set in a thrift shop or something (used towels are so much more absorbent than new anyway). No strong preferences as to color. My bathroom and kitchen are beige, so almost any color will work. Cute cats or chickens or other designs would be fun in the kitchen, and anything but dark brown or black in the bathroom.

     

     is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy? 

    I haven't been in so long I wouldn't know where to start. Maybe something cute for Halloween? A bumble bee towel

     

    There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com)
    Their eye soots are lovely (anything but blue for me), but also probably too high-class for my skills and the canvas I have to work with. If you get something coppery or purplish for yourself and want to send a small sample, though, I wouldn't complain. 🙂

    How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used?

    I'm interested in all of them, for both artwork and mystical purposes. New or used. I don't have a big collection: mini Rider-Waite and Crowley Thoth tarots, the Druid Craft tarot, and a Cary-Yale Visconti reproduction I found at a consignment shop a couple years ago. And "Medicine Cards," which is mostly animal symbolism. Open to any others!

     

    Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye?

    Probably no more than any other company. I'm pretty unsophisticated when it comes to make-up, and I don't use it to make statements. Coppers and browns for eyes (I don't mind shine or metallics here); pale, matte shades for cheeks or lips. That's pretty much it for me.

     

    Do you have a favourite saying or quote?
    "If nothing else works, then a total, pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through."  —General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett

     

    How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit?
    I've never been really big on spicy foods, but I'm just altogether too old for them now. They make my tummy hurt! I'll survive a little cayenne or jalapeno, but for the most part I try to stay in the green zone these days.
     

    How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom?

    I like them fine, though I don't have much time to work on them. My mom gave me the Firefly one; I think I have the Princess Bride one on my Amazon wishlist. I don't know what else might be out there.

     

    A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.) Any fiber issues?

    Crochet is fine. Re: fiber, no allergies, but please avoid scratchy stuff for anything that touches my neck or wrists, please.

     

    About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else! 

    Nothing jumped out at me as must-haves on first perusal. I'm curious about Carotene, Song of Autumn III, and Song of Autumn IV, and usually anything with apricot or oakmoss.

     

    Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc)
    Occasional margarita cupcakes is as far as it goes. I never learned to like alcohol.

     

    Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? 
    Definitely don't need any. I'm always game for fast-drying metallics/chromes. Open to other colors as long as they're fast-drying and don't require multiple coats.

     

    Does anyone else do nail wraps?

    Not me.

     

    What about postcards?

    Fine by me. Not something I collect, but still cute as a form of communication.

     

    Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)?

    I'm not really familiar with their stuff. This Mortal Coil, Moonsand, and Hekate Cat look interesting.

     

    How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt.

    Don't use it, but I'm open to new experiences, as long as they're vegetarian.

     

    I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household?
    Any and all. I like sugar, especially if it isn't pumpkin spice or carrot cake. And doesn't have a bunch of dried fruit.

     

    Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits?
    I like easy cooking, so I'm always looking for spice blends that will go well with stir-fries, eggs, roasted veggies, etc.

     

    Would you wear any of these? 

    Nuada and Manannan would definitely get some use here.

     

    Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever?
    Undoubtedly, but I can't think of any right now. 

     

    What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites?

    Primal Strips (especially teriyaki or hickory-smoked). I'm sure I'd like any chocolates, but I'm not familiar with any specific brands. Obvious salty stuff like pretzels, popcorn, Veggie Straws...

     

    How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional?

    Probably somewhere between traditional and whimsical.

     

    So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witchees?

    Generally not a fan of sweet pickles/relishes.

     

    How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume?  And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks?

    Buy candy, knowing I won't get trick-or-treaters, watch scary movie, eat candy. I wear socks, including Halloween-themed socks.

     

    Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas?

    Probably not, but I'll refer you to my questionnaire.


    I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing?

    I don't know what those are, and Googling only got me alopecia results, but it doesn't sound like something I would use.

     

    And a quick question here--I'm going to this amazing looking event on Saturday--does my witchee see anything they might be interested in?  https://www.facebook.com/events/903999316607440/ (the Oddities Market)

    Not sure exactly what they might have, but nothing too macabre for me, thanks.

     

    How do you feel about enamel pins?  Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent?

    Indifferent? I've seen cute ones, but I wouldn't have anyplace to display them.

     

    what is your T-shirt/shirt of choice Size?

    Prefer fitted cuts, so for girly/junior shirts that usually means an XL. Misses size M. Unisex M. Anything that can encompass a 40-inch bust will work.

     

    OCTOBER LUNACY!  I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye?

    I'm curious about Palo Santo & Sandalwood, but I don't actually know what palo santo smells like...

     

    So Blood Moon Botanica is having an update soon.  It's a surprise what will be listed (besides the Moon Dew serum), but you can take a look at past items on her web page:  https://archaichoney.com/bloodmoonbotanica  (Britton used to run Haus of Gloi.)  Witchee, are you interested in any kinds of things from the Blood Moon Botanica update?

    I probably don't need any wound care products, I don't get sick much, and I try not to burn stuff indoors. But yes, I'd be "interested." 🙂

     

    also I took some beading classes and have been making bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.  Would you be interested in any?  If so, how big is your wrist or how long would you like your bracelet?  Any preferred styles of beads?

    I think this has been covered, but no to bracelets or earrings.

     

    If I was to donate to an animal rescue on your behalf as the "lucyboo" component of this swap, is there one in particular that you would choose? 

     

    Maybe Pig's Peace Sanctuary?

     

    What is your very favorite Halloween candy? If you don't have one/don't do candy, what's a seasonal treat you love?

    Probably Reese's peanut butter cups.

     

    I just got an email from Lush that their Christmas stuff is now up online! anything you might like?

    I'm really not familiar with their products, so would just refer you to my favored scent notes.

     

    If you were my witchee, would you enjoy home made (canned) preserves?  I'm going home to Can All The Things & I'm thinking some bananas foster butter/sauce might be a nifty thing for you.

    Probably!

     

    I am in Las Vegas is there anything you would want from here?

    Maybe if they have alien/UFO/Area 51 spillover merch...?

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    9/18/19
     

    Future Primitive--never tried it, but Four and Twenty Blackbirds, Dust Witch, Opium Den and Pumpkinhead sound especially nice from the fall line! Rook and Raven sounds glorious, and White Witch and Maple Pecan sound great.

     

    Knitted things--Y'all know I do that too, but love other people's work, especially fingerless gloves ❤️ I don't really need stuffies though, I make way too many of them for myself. lol

     

    Horror movies--I can't think of any right off. If anybody should run across an odd little film called Fur on dvd, though, I'd love to own that. 

     

    Thrifting--YES PLEASE!!! :D 

     

    9/20/19

     

    I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested? sure!

     

    Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands? yes

     

    Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated? I might be too fat for most anything, but would be willing to provide extra size info and try!

     

    What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?)

    ·         animal rescue

    ·         pie

    ·         dogs

    ·         bears

    ·         turtles

    ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…)

    any, really, but especially animal rescue, pie, and inappropriate candies. lol

    I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations? omg, anything! postcards, pins, yarn, any cool local snacks, whatever small thing you might afford. (do they still make Cadbury Roses chocolates? I remember those being a class fave the summer I studied in Ireland, and I haven't had any in ages)

     

    Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie. anything kawaii is fun! I would love to have a real bento box, I like fancy chopsticks too. Do they still make dark chocolate (aka 'mens' argh) Pocky? I love it but it's hard to find. Any of those fall kitkats would be fun to try. Anything as I mentioned regarding other places too. :)

     

    9/22/19

     

    Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love? I like to try nice scented natural soaps and lotions and lip balms. 

     

    Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? hm, dark chocolate covered anything. :D I love to try teas, though I have a pretty good stash. If my witch could track down any authentic African rooibois, I would kiss your toes. I have a hoarded bit I was gifted with last year that is the best stuff in the verse.

     

    Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive? can't think of anything right off.

     

    9/23/19

     

    Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths?  I think I actually escaped that one intact. There were several things i might have liked to sniff, but not so much that I was going to spend on decants.

     

    Would you like anything from Lush? I may have this in my questionnaire, but I really like anything scented with Karma, Vanillary, or Lord of Misrule. (well, not bath melts, I don't like my tub slippery) and my face likes a periodic meeting with Coalface soap. Not sure about any of their new stuff, haven't had a chance to look, or go to our store and sniff. lol

     

    9/26/19

     

    Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? I'm getting back into cross stitch, so anything related to that, especially patterns that are snarky or nerdy. And I have a collection of tiny Iron Man figures on the window sill above my kitchen sink; my favorites are ones in the suit but without the mask or helmet. What can I say, I like to see Tony's face. lol

     

    Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches? I've supported a few cool things in the past.

     

    9/28/19

     

    Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share? my Goodreads is sorely out of date, please do not refer to it. lol. My etsy is under hellcatblue, my Amazon is under my name. If you have questions about anything, like, which of the dozens of cross stitch patterns or needle minders I wish for most, please ask! :) 

     

    And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size? I think my measurements are on my questionnaire. Necklace wise, anything 20 inches or longer I like best. oh! I do need a 20 inch silver colored chain, if you run across one, witch mine. I broke the chain on my favorite pendant when I went to adjust my shoulder belt while driving and my thumb got caught in the chain. :( Bracelets: I like stretch ones, slightly looser than my wrist size, or adjustable ones, the kind of macrame-like ones, especially the ones with pretty semi precious stones, agates and such.

     

    Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy? the Sticky Chai sounds right nice!

     

    9/29/19

     

    applying some brown mustard here :)

     

    Wash cloths--I make them but as usual, I love what other people make too :)

     

    World Market--haven't been in ages, I don't even remember what all they have. lol. A gift certificate would not go amiss, methinks.

     

    9/30/19

    There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com) too late for this, sorry :( 

     

    How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used? yes to all of the above. I love tarot.

     

    Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye? I've tried with a couple of MACs, but they don't agree with me for some reason.

     

    do you have a favourite saying or quote? hm. a couple I really like: 'Worrying is praying for something you don't want to happen' (Robert Downey Jr), and 'Never let a son of a bitch distract you from doing what's right' (Ice-T) :D 

     

    How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit? please. I live in Nashville, my parents' first dates were to eat our iconic hot chicken, what do you think? lolol. Seriously, I like spicy, but not crazy spicy, hot for hot's sake. I like hot, but flavor. Nando's Peri-Peri sauce is my current fave. as for the Scoville, probably about 10,000 max?
     

    How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom? sure, would enjoy

     

    10/1/19

    Alcohol--i love hard cider, it is my jam. My bff's mom makes homemade Kahlua and gifts me a big bottle of it every Christmas, and I love it in chocolate milk. Wines, I'm picky about, I dont like them very dry; moscato is my favorite of those I have tried. Liquor-wise, I like rum, bourbon and whiskey (Jack, specifically) best.

     

    Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? I don't NEED it exactly, but I do like it, particularly blues and purples, and some greens. I like sparkly ones, but more the ones with fine glitter than the ones with big chunks. As for shades, I really like light grey-blues and sage or slate greens.

     

    Does anyone else do nail wraps? nope

     

    What about postcards? I like them! old ones, new ones, whatever.
     

     Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)? (goes to check it out) mm, I'd love to smell Blood Queen, This Mortal Coil, Poe, Hallowed Evening, and Change of Heart!

     

    10/3/19

     

    condimenting...

    How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt. I like sea salt, and the pink Himalayan stuff.

     

    I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household? yes to any and all of the above.

     

    Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits? i do like to cook, and I am kind of addicted to Penzeys spices :D I do need some cumin, right now; I'm running low and my aunt loves my chicken shawarma which takes a fair bit of it.

     

    Would you wear any of these? 

    Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)? super pretty, but I'm not crazy about cowls--having to put on and take off over my head gets on my nerves and I get makeup on them.

     

    Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever? mm, can't think of anything right off.

     

    What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? I'm not crazy about vegan stuff--everything I've tried tastes really dry to me. (that said, I will try most anything chocolate, and am partial to almonds and cashews)

     

    10/5/19

     How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional? it varies! I guess largely traditional, kind of cute, often weird or quirky, frequently informed my pop culture. I mean, my current cross stitch WIP is Tony Stark giving the finger with his prosthetic arm, captioned 'I LIVED BITCHES', so, that tells you all you need to know, I think. lolol

     

    So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witchees? I'm not crazy about pickles but i will try most anything, especially homemade stuff!

     

    How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume?  And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks? I decorate arouns the house, buy candy, then end up eating most of it if enough kids don't show up. lol. I used to dress up when I was working, but not right now. And NO you are not the only one who wears socks!

     

    10/7/19

     

    Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas? I love tea! I have a fair bit, but anything chai or rooibois is always welcome. Adagio has a blend inspired by the Dragon Con carpet that I really like.


    I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing? (blushes) don't know exactly what that is...sorry. :(

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    9/18/19
     
    Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/ 

    I'd have to be careful here.  I got a bar of Festival at one point which smelled amazing, but even the after-shower soap smell was so strong it made my super-sensitive boyfriend cough.  That said, all of the spring scents sounded amazing, as well as things like Lime Cooler,  Rook and Raven, Orange Mallow, OM

     

    Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of?  Don't do horror for the most part, the closest things to horror on my movie shelf are Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Sin City, and 13th Warrior

     

    Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)? yes!  all of it honestly,  and a hat that covers ears without looking totally doofy would be awesome

     

    Do any of these knitted items appeal to you?  all the ones left in the list.  😃

    Easy Fingerless Mittens

    Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf

    Odyssey Shawl

    Rikke Slouch Hat

     

    How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)?  bring 'em on!  thrifted, re-homed, handmade, all of this is awesome.

     

    9/20/19

     

    I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested?  possibly?  tested makeup is totally fine, I just don't know much about their stuff other than that people are nuts for them.  when I wear makeup, it's mostly eyeshadow pigments (which get used as liner, I don't have separate eyeliners), and lipstick.  I tend to gravitate toward warmer tones or bright colors for eye makeup, and lips can be either warm or cool toned reds, or more neutral tawny shades (like warm nudes, terra cotta, etc., but I can't wear pinks or peaches)  I don't wear blush, and my foundation is custom concocted from like 3 different shades, so I'm a lost cause there.

     

    Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands?  As long as it's not some long complicated routine.  I'm a 'remove makeup if I'm wearing any, wash face in the shower, slap on some moisturizer' type person.

     

    Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated?  The Pooh Bear raglan was kinda cute

     

    What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?)

    ·         animal rescue

    ·         pie

    ·         dogs

    ·         bears

    ·         turtles

    ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…)

     

    Honestly, any...dogs and animal rescue are the things in that list closest to my own heart, but I think I know all the stories to appreciate any category.

     

    I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations?  I collect pins to stick on my knapsack, so ones from various places are awesome.  Otherwise, dunno.  I love good black tea, so that would be a London thing maybe?  I know I drank a whole lot of tea when we did our England/Scotland/Ireland whirlwind a couple years ago.

     

    Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie.  I like pretty stationery, and black sesame stuff.

     

    9/22/19

     

     

    Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love?  Honestly, no idea.  I wouldn't mind finding a good lip stain, but that's the only thing I know I could use. 

     

    Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love?  gotta think on this and come back

     

    Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive?  I love reusable food storage stuff, haven't gotten to try the reusable waxed wraps yet

     

    9/23/19

     

    Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths? I'd really like to try Boots,  Bullseye, Health Goth, Lazy Daisy, Go Hawks,  Social Justice Paladin, just in imp/tester form.  I will be blind buying a bottle of Saturday Morning before they go just because I adore the Lilith and Pickle blends and get a bottle of whatever that year's is every year on principle.

     

    Would you like anything from Lush?  not that I know of

     

    9/26/19

     

    Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees?  As mentioned above, I love pins that I can stick on my knapsack.  I also have a thing about found bits of places--a rock, a shell, a whatever from places I've been. 

     

    Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches?  I'm kinda of two minds on Kickstarter?  I love the idea and have funded things there and on Indiegogo, but since it recently came to light that they're anti-union, it's now kind of an 'eh' thing.  Still supporting people and ideas that might be awesome, but a company shitting on its workers gets a cut of that...so.  yeah, here we are.

     

    9/28/19

     

    Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share? I have Amazon wishlists under my name, and on etsy my wishlist is under skyelyric, more to get an idea of my tastes than anything

     

    And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size?  necklace anything from choker to long is good, bracelets I like to be fairly close to wrist size so they don't flop about too much.  I do like things like twisted wire cuff bracelets a lot

     

    Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy?  The Elderflower Prosecco and Coconut Milk Oolongs, The Big Smoke Pu'erh, Smoky Russian or any of the plain black teas or earl grey blends.  Honestly with tea, about the only thing I avoid is rooibos.

     

    Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??   I actually make a lot of crocheted washcloths myself, so this wouldn't be a need, per se, but I do use them.  Colors probably blues or browns but not really particular.

     

     is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy?  I like the actual German Haribo gummies, and the halloween mix gummies they have are fun. Mostly we spend time in the foods, and tea...ooo, the Downton Abbey Rose tea is on my 'when they have a tea sale' list, it's like drinking Turkish Delight. Decoration-wise, dunno, it seems like they didn't have as much going on this year.  I like little fall critters, and tend to do more low-key halloween decoration, more dark atmosphere than active halloween. 

     

    9/29/19

     

     

    There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com)  The shiny stuff is interesting, but not something I actively need.

     

    How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used? I love the idea, since I'd like to learn to read them at some point, and I do love some of the artwork (especially stuff like the crow deck or other animal/nature themed art).  I have a miniature Ryder Waite deck, but I'm talking like 1" tall cards, so I've looked at them a bunch but not used them.

     

     

    Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye? Sure and for colors as long as it's shiny, I don't do much with matte pigments. I did decide recently that I should have a bit of red eyeshadow in my arsenal.

     

     

    9/30/19

     

    do you have a favourite saying or quote? 'if you can't be a good example, be a dire warning,' 'as you slide down the banister of life, may all the splinters face in the right direction,'  'the miracle is not to walk on the water, or to fly in the sky, but to walk on the earth.'  'this, too, shall pass'

     

    How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit?  I'm good with anything under 100k for the most part, I like hot food as long as it's flavorful. If it's something for me to cook though, I'm limited by the fact that my housemates are firmly below 50k. 

     

    How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom? Fun, I like to color once in a while to just chill out.

     

    10/1/19

     

    A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)  

    Any fiber issues?  I think 90% of things work just as well in knit or crochet, and I can be rather militant about that, lol.  And no fiber issues, but I do like soft things.  (and yes, if what you can afford to work with is acrylic, I LIKE ACRYLIC JUST FINE, seriously, I will never ever yarn shame anyone, and I'm pretty militant about that, too)

     

    About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else!  I caved and got some decants along with ones I ordered for my own witchee.  The ones I'm interested in sniffing and didn't order are That 'Ere Wolf and the wilderness one, I did update my w/l accordingly.

     

    Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc) Why yes, yes I am, and I'm pretty varied in my tastes.  I live in a pretty booze-happy location, hell, we're going to a 'Singing on Tap' event next week (the local chorale does them quarterly at various breweries and bars here). I like beer but tend toward the malty/grainy side rather than the hoppy, so no IPAs, etc. My favorites tend to be things like Belgian and Scottish style ales, fruity wheat beers, and the occasional stout or porter--one of our local places does a coffee stout, among their other excellent offerings, which is amazing (https://www.horseanddragonbrewing.com/).  I like ciders, sweet stuff (fruit wines, mead, liqueuers (sp?)) in small doses, wine on occasion (but we're super classy and drink the boxed version mostly, because it tastes perfectly fine, and cheap), and for hard licquor, I mostly hang in the Irish whiskey and Scotch realm.  Most of the rest only exists in mixed drinks.

     

    10/2/19

     

     

    Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in?  This is definitely not a need, I just offloaded like 20 bottles for $2 at a yard sale to get rid of it. I like funky frosted or metallic colors, so if you see something really interesting, I'd probably love it.  (some of my favorites are OPI Just Spotted the Lizard, BPTP October, and a few of the American Gods colors, just for reference)

     

    Does anyone else do nail wraps?  never tried

     

    What about postcards?  Love it

     

     Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)?

     

    How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt.   I love to cook and mess with food, so funky salts are awesome.

     

    10/3/19

     

     

    I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household? This was my question, but I'm up for any homemade goodies.  'Nip...I'm the crazy catless lady.  I grow it and deal it. ;)

     

    Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits? Love to cook, but my spice drawer overfloweth.

     

    Would you wear any of these? 

    Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)? Hoods or things that cover my ears/neck are good. I do love shawls though I have a few (I just rotate).

     

    Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever?  contemplating

     

    What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? This probably doesn't apply to me since I mostly am finding vegan things for others.

     

  8. Hi hi!!

    I'll post answers to questions and my wishlist here!

     

    Etsy

    Amazon

     

    Other Favourites:

    Paintbox Soapworks - Demeter, Forsaken; Red Right Hand, Pumpkin Daddy, GTFO, Perdita

    Sihaya and Co - Black Roses, Sisterhood of the Moon, Amber & Velvet, Samhain Dusk, Secret Society, Dark Crystal, Spell Weaving.  Also Gilly's Tiger Eye Chandelier Earrings

     

    I love chime or taper candles of all colours. Incense is always good, particularly rose or lavender.  I love crystals, candlesticks, incense holders, suncatchers, altar cloths. 

     

    I’m extremely addicted to coffee and my favourite tea is Stash’s Christmas in Paris. I don’t like maple or butterscotch 

     

    Online shops I love (that I forgot to include in my questionnaire): Nui Cobalt Designs, Lucky Mojo, sock dreams etc.

     

    SW Questions:

    Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things, I've probably already bought it! 🤣 )

    Rook & Raven and Bell Book and Candle sound amazing in all things.

     

    Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of? 

    I’m a wimp. Horror is not my thing.

     

    Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific;

    I am here for fingerless mittens and slouchy hats.

     

    How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)?
    Totally great

     

    I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested? 

    Sure thing! I have misplaced my Written In Blood lipstick and I am devastated about it.

     

    Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands?
    Yup!

     

    OH, and any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated? 
    No thank you.

     

    What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?)

    • animal rescue
    • pie
    • dogs
    • bears
    • turtles
    • inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…)

    Anything really!

     

    I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations?

    No, I can’t think of anything specific..

     

    Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie.

    Again, nothing specific. I’m pretty easy to please!

     

    Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love?

    I’m not familiar with their offerings but again, super easy to please!

     

    Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive?

    Unsure! I like sweet and salty, I’m game for new things!

     

    Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths?

    I got a bunch of decants because everything looked good.

     

    Would you like anything from Lush?

    I love their Olive Branch scent, and their Ocean Salt.  I'm particularly fond of bath bombs and bubble bars, too!

     

    Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches? 

    I've backed a few tarot or oracle decks.  I'm not averse.

     

    So, there's a Euro coin of some denomination coming out with Asterix on it for the 60th anniversary and, while I'm not a coin collector, I've loved Asterix since before I could read and therefore really want one or two of the coin just to have.  Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? 

    I'm not much of a collector, period.  I tend towards minimalism.

     

    9/28/19

     

    Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share?

    See above.

     

    And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size?

    I like chokers or super long necklaces.  I could always use more silver chains in the 18-22 inch range.

     

    Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy?

    I really like tea! I like lavender the best.

     

    Knitting questions have been asked, but how about washcloths, anyone need any?  What colors??  

    I'm set here.

     

     is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy

    Again, I'm pretty happy with everything.  

     

    9/29/19

     

    There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com)

    Again the Rituel de Fille answer above.

     

    How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used?

    I love decks.  I collect ones, but I'm pretty particular about aesthetics.  I like Art Nouveau, or very minimalist decks.  I've had my eye on the Maiden Oracle for AWHILE.

     

    Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye?

    I don't wear much pigment kind of things.

     

    9/30/19

     

    do you have a favourite saying or quote?

    All in the fullness of time,

     

    “I’m restless. Things are calling me away. My hair is being pulled by the stars again.”
    ― Anaïs Nin

     

    How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit?
    I'm a wimp for spice.
     

    How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom?

    Sure.  Flowers or pretty things.

     

    10/1/19

     

    A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)  

    Any fiber issues?

    I'm easy either way.  I just don't like itchy or scratchy yarn.  I have incredibly sensitive skin.

     

    About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else! 

    I've actually not purchased any for myself.  But 

    Kisses for Us All

    That Ere Wolf

    The Blood is the Life

    The Country Gets Wilder as We Go

    Voluptuous Wantoness

     

     

    Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc)

    Yes but good luck shipping any of this to Canada! ;)

     

    10/2/19

     

     

    Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? 

    Zoya is my favourite and I could always use more pinks and reds and everything really.

     

    Does anyone else do nail wraps?

    Nope

     

    What about postcards?

    Again, I'm not much of a collector.

     

     Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)?

    No thank you

     

    How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt. 

    Sure!

     

    10/3/19

     

    I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household?

     Sure!

     

    Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits?

     Not particularly.

     

    Would you wear any of these? 

    Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)?

    Hooded things generally appeal but I have narrow shoulders so regular scarves tend to fall easily.

     

    Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever?

    I'm good!!

     

    What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites?

    I'm not vegan so I don't tend to pay attention to whether something I am eating is or is not vegan,

     

    10/4/19

     

     How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional?

    I don't craft.

     

    10/6/19

     

    So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witchees?

    No thank you!

     

    How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume?  And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks?

    SOCKS ARE AMAZING.

     

    This halloween I'm dressing up as Jessica Jones Rabbit, and my costume is done!

     

    10/7/19

     

    Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas?

    I enjoy anything with Lavender.  I found one that was a Citrus Sage Lavender that was just delicious.  


    I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing?

    No thank you!

     

    And a quick question here--I'm going to this amazing looking event on Saturday--does my witchee see anything they might be interested in?  https://www.facebook.com/events/903999316607440/ (the Oddities Market)

    No thank you

     

    10/8/19

     

    How do you feel about enamel pins?  Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent?

    Love them!  Anything with a feminist bent, I'm here for.

     

    10/10/19

     

    what is your T-shirt/shirt of choice Size?

    I'm actually pretty particular about t-shirts, and generally prefer tanks.  I can't wear crew-necks.  I usually stick with a deeper V or a U.

     

    10/11/2019

     

    OCTOBER LUNACY!  I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye?

    PALO SANTO AND SANDALWOOD!!!

     

    also I took some beading classes and have been making bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.  Would you be interested in any?  If so, how big is your wrist or how long would you like your bracelet?  Any preferred styles of beads?

    I've got a ton of beaded jewelry, so thank you!!

     

    10/13/19

     

    If I was to donate to an animal rescue on your behalf as the "lucyboo" component of this swap, is there one in particular that you would choose? 

    Local shelter?

     

    10/15/19

     

    What is your very favorite Halloween candy? If you don't have one/don't do candy, what's a seasonal treat you love?

    Sour gummies!!

     

    I just got an email from Lush that their Christmas stuff is now up online! anything you might like?

    I love anything Lush!

     

    10/18/19

     

    If you were my witchee, would you enjoy home made (canned) preserves?  I'm going home to Can All The Things & I'm thinking some bananas foster butter/sauce might be a nifty thing for you.

    No thank you

     

    10/19/19

     

    I am in Las Vegas is there anything you would want from here?

    No thank you!

  9. Amazon Wish list:  https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2IRNSZ9E8V6O8?ref_=wl_share

     

    Burpee Wish List:  https://www.burpee.com/showotherwishlist?WishListID=c39d8b5287aac34e1d7325d9af

     

    9/18/19
     
    Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/

     

    I'm not seeing anything jumping out at me, but I'll try to come back for a deeper look.

     

    Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of?

     

    I don't actually like horror movies or books actually.

     

    Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)?

     

    Yes, and I can always use mittens.  I'm terrible at keeping pairs together.  haha

     

    Do any of these knitted items appeal to you?

    Easy Fingerless Mittens

    Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf

    Odyssey Shawl

    Close to You scarf

    Rikke Slouch Hat

    Simple Yet Effective Cowl

    Knitted Pumpkins

    Little Bear Stuffy

     

    totally in love with the Odyssey Shawl and The knitted pumpkins!

     

    How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)?

     

    Totally fine.

     

    9/20/19

     

    I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested? 

     

    I never wear makeup, but on the occasion I do Rituel de Fille is the only company I wear so very yes. 

     

    Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands?

     

    Eh, my skin is pretty dodgy and a lot of things end of giving me hives.  I thought I once found my dream facial moisturizer at Whole Foods, but by the time I came home my the hand I test it on was covered in hives. 

     

    Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated? 

     

    Hufflepuff shirt in 3X would be amazing.  As would Nightmare before Christmas stuff! 

     

    What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?)

    ·         animal rescue

    ·         pie

    ·         dogs

    ·         bears

    ·         turtles

    ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…)

     

    Any really, but I do have a special love for dogs and turtles.

     

    I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations?

     

    Everything.

     

    Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie.

     

    Yes.  I love japanese things and I have a special love for their snacks, kitkats, whatever. 

     

     

     

    9/22/19

     

     

    Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love?

     

    Again, the hives thing.  I'm pretty limited lately in what I can use.

     

    Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love?

    Black teas, chocolate stuff, cheesy things.  Interesting things. I frequently buy things that sound weird but good.  I've only been to Whole Foods once so I don't really have good knowledge of what they have.

     

    Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive?

     

    Um, probably but I'm blanking at the moment.

     

    9/23/19

     

    Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths?

    impromptu goat yoga

    lazy daisy

    little atalanta

     

    Would you like anything from Lush?

    No

     

    9/26/19

     

    Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? 

     

    I've been going nuts with flower bulbs lately.  So like you know how every place has like those 5 dollar bags of tulips or crocuses or whatever?  I'd love them and find a place for them somewhere.  Especially if they are interesting looking.  The only thing is that I'm in zone 5b so they have to be cold hardy to that temp. 

     

    Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches? 

     

    I haven't used it much, but what I have done has been great.

     

    9/28/19

     

    Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share?

     

    Up above.  😃

     

    And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size?

     

    Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy?

     

    Basically any of the Black teas.

     

    Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??  

     

    Nope, I'm good.

     

     is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy? 

     

    I have never been. 

     

    9/29/19

     

     

    There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com)

     

    Hydra, Andromeda, Cassopiea, Moon Pillar, Love in Madness lip

     

    How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used?

     

    I always like tarot and oracle decks.  I really love pretty cards. 

     

     

    Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye?

     

    No thanks!

     

    9/30/19

     

    do you have a favourite saying or quote?

     

     

     

    How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit?

     

    I like spicy probably to about Cayenne level of spicy.

     

    How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom?

     

    I think they are fun.

     

    10/1/19

     

    A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)  

    Any fiber issues?

     

    Totally fine.

     

    About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else! 

     

    I'm probably not going to buy myself anything until maybe right before they go down.  Maybe.  Money for bpals has been sparse this year. 

     

    Apple Sugar

    Carotene

    Are you digging on my grave.

    Pumpkin Seed and Terebinth Pine hair gloss

    All the meaner things

    That 'ere wolf

    The Country gets Wilder as we Go

    Dead Leaves and Chai

    Dead Leaves Cacao, and Sandalwood

    Dead Leaves and Smores hair gloss

     

     

    Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc)

     

    I don't often drink but I enjoy trying unusual stuff when I do.

     

    10/2/19

     

     

    Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? 

     

    Not really. 

     

    Does anyone else do nail wraps?

     

    No

     

    What about postcards?

     

    Postcards are always fun.

     

     Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)?

     

    How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt. 

     

    Sounds neat!

     

    10/3/19

     

     

    I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household?

     

    Yes, any of it!

     

    Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits?

     

    I love to cook!  I can always use more good vanilla/vanilla beans, aleppo pepper, whole spices would be nice to have. 

     

    Would you wear any of these? 

    Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)?

     

    The first three are really neat! 

     

    Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever?

     

    Kitchen towels.  Mine are getting pretty ragged and I never remember to get new ones, lol. 

     

    What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites?

     

    I'm not vegan so I don't really remember when things are vegan.

     

    10/4/19

     

     How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional?

     

    Whimsical, a little rustic, a little elegant, a little you are a strange, strange lady.

     

     

     

    10/6/19

     

    So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witchees?

     

    No thanks, I'm not fond of sweet pickles.

     

    How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume?  And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks?

     

    I usually take the kids trick or treating.  I don't usually have a costume because by the time I buy costumes for 3 kids I feel broke and aggrivated.  lol

     

    10/7/19

     

    Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas?

     

    Black teas are always good.  I drink roughly a million gallons for Adagio's Strawberry black tea so that is always a good bet. 


    I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing?

     

    No thanks.

     

    And a quick question here--I'm going to this amazing looking event on Saturday--does my witchee see anything they might be interested in?  https://www.facebook.com/events/903999316607440/ (the Oddities Market)

     

    Too late for this one!

     

    10/8/19

     

    How do you feel about enamel pins?  Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent?

     

    I think they are fun. 

  10. 9/18/19
     
    Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/   I'd really like to try their conditioning hair rinse, their bubbling scrub and their in the buff scrub.  Scents that interest me are Dark Carnival, Sylph, The Gloaming, and Witch Cake. 

     

    Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of?   Um......Oh!  The Mummy (2019) 

     

    Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)?  I'm a knitter myself, so I'm pretty good there, but having said that I love when other people knit for me!!! 

     

    Do any of these knitted items appeal to you?

    Easy Fingerless Mittens

    Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf

    Odyssey Shawl

    Close to You scarf

    Rikke Slouch Hat

    Simple Yet Effective Cowl

    Knitted Pumpkins

    Little Bear Stuffy

     

    How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)?  Yes please!  I do a lot of shopping at thrift shops and consignment shops because with my health issues I find that I need to wear mostly natural fibers and they are way easier to find there than anywhere in retail stores, at least without spending a small fortune!!! 

     

    9/20/19

     

    I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested?   Yes, especially any of their lip products!! 

     

    Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands?  Sure!  I'll try them! 

     

    Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated?   I looked, but nothing jumped out at me.  I do need to go in an check out their bras though? 

     

    What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?)  Animal Rescue or Dogs are my top two choices!  I wouldn't say no to inappropriate candies though! 

     

    ·         animal rescue

    ·         pie

    ·         dogs

    ·         bears

    ·         turtles

    ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…)

     

    I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations?

    Oh yes!  I love See's Candies, especially the the Toffee-ettes.  In London, I love Thorton's Alpine bars and Liberty of London's fabrics.  In Paris, macarons, tea from Mariage Freres (especially anything vanilla or chocolate flavored) or Hermes (hahaha) or heavy cotton or linen pillowcases or sheets found at a flea market!  (again, hahahaha) 

     

    Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie. 

    None of those Kit Kats, but I'd love a Starbucks mug, or a cell phone charm or two, cute stationary, fun disposable fountain pens, pocky, yummy seaweed snacks

     

    9/22/19

     

     

    Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love?

    Not sure?? 

     

    Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love?

    Barley tea, almond flour, I'd like to try a chocolate based RX bar to see if they are any good or not

     

    Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive?

    Not that I can think of?

     

    9/23/19

     

    Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths?  The two that interested me were Justice for Mary and Storge 

     

    Would you like anything from Lush?  I don't think they are in the current rotation, but my two absolute favorites are Potion lotion and Pied de Pepper foot cream!  Other than those two, not really......

     

    9/26/19

     

    Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees?   I've been collecting coins from the different locations that I've visited, and I need (okay, want) a cool coin from Canada, like a Tooney or one of the neat painted coins.  

     

    Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches?   I'm a patron of Kickstarter and I've got a couple of projects that I have open right now, but none coming up that look interesting to me.  If that changes I'll be sure to notate that!! 

     

    9/28/19

     

    Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share?

      On my signature 

     

    And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size?

      bracelet 7.5"

      necklace depends; I have a couple charms for a 24" length, and I like longer, but I also do wear shorter.  

     

    Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy?

      No tea for me right now please!! 

     

    Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??  

      My question, but I can use some uber thick ones 

     

     is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy? 

      So much, so so much.......

     

    9/29/19

     

     

    There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com)

       Long past.....

     

    How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used?

       Not at this time......

     

     

    Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye?

         Not at this time, but thanks - I have a ton already but I am not using them 

     

     

    9/30/19

     

    do you have a favourite saying or quote?

       Lucky I'm insane after all I've been through

                

     

    How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit?

       Pretty mild, but I really love the flavors 
     

    How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom?

         I have several, but would love to have a Firefly or Star Wars one!! 

     

    10/1/19

     

    A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)  

    Any fiber issues?

         Yes, and no! 

     

    About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else! 

         None bought for me as none really tickle my fancy 

     

    Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc)

       Now that I am not taking daily narcotics, I am starting to regain my taste for booze.  I like gin, vodka and tequila.  In wine/ciders/meads I like the really sweet stuff, like ice wines.  I love ice wines, absolutely adore them, the sweeter the better!  I'd love to try some local stuff, bring it on! 

     

    10/2/19

     

     

    Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? 

       Nope, but cuticle oil and/or cuticle balm is always welcome 

     

    Does anyone else do nail wraps?

       Yep, and my favorite is anything steampunky 

     

    What about postcards?

       from your local area??  Absolutely! 

     

     Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)?

        Ooohhh yes please!!  And note, that imps or partial imps are more than welcome, a full bottle isn't necessary; 

       Dark Ghost Velvet; Squid's Ink; Hemlock Cat

     

    How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt. 

       Yummy, I'll take it thanks!!  My table salt is Crazy Jane's mixed up salt if that gives you any idea? 

     

    10/3/19

     

     

    I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household?

        I love a really good buttery sweet shortbread, choc chip cookies, seven layer bars (also known as magic cookie bars).  No poundcake because I make my own, and I can't really do caramels.  Catnip my grandkitties would love!! 

     

    Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits?

       Yes, and I love spices!  I think I answered this in the thread with more specifics.......

     

     

    Would you wear any of these? 

    Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)?

     

    Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever?

        Do elbow crutches count?  Nope, not really, thanks......

     

    What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites?

        ????????

     

    10/4/19

     

     How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional?

     

    10/6/19

     

    So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witchees?

     

    How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume?  And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks?

     

    10/7/19

     

    Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas?

         Yes, but I have a ton of tea to drink before getting any more 


    I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing?

        Not right now thank you.......

     

    And a quick question here--I'm going to this amazing looking event on Saturday--does my witchee see anything they might be interested in?  https://www.facebook.com/events/903999316607440/ (the Oddities Market)

         Answered in thread......

     

    10/8/19

     

    How do you feel about enamel pins?  Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent?

        Love them, and I would love a canvas bag or banner to put them on 

     

    10/10/19

     

     

     

     

    10/11/2019

     

    OCTOBER LUNACY!  I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye?

         Bourbon Vanilla and Yellow Carnation Perfume Oil

     

    https://archaichoney.com/bloodmoonbotanica  (Britton used to run Haus of Gloi.)  Witchee, are you interested in any kinds of things from the Blood Moon Botanica update?

    HIGH MOUNTAIN ARNICA OIL

    CALMING ELIXIR

    LINDEN & CALIFORNIA POPPY ELIXIR

    ENGLISH DAISY FLOWER ESSENCE

     

    also I took some beading classes and have been making bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.  Would you be interested in any?  If so, how big is your wrist or how long would you like your bracelet?  Any preferred styles of beads?  

         Semi precious beads like hematite, garnet, citrine, amber......shiny like firepolished beads, crystals in seed bead sizes........black and grey small pearls........

     

    10/13/19

     

    If I was to donate to an animal rescue on your behalf as the "lucyboo" component of this swap, is there one in particular that you would choose?   Something that targets Pit Bulls like Pinups for Pitbulls 

  11. 9/18/19
    Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/

    I've never tried any of it - feel free to introduce me to something new! Thenwhipped soaps look particularly interesting.

     

    Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of?

    We mostly do the streaming thing, these days - small flat means limited storage space.

     

    Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)?

    Generally not hats. Anything else, sure!

     

    Do any of these knitted items appeal to you?

    Easy Fingerless Mittens - sure!

    Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf - very pretty, but not really my thing

    Odyssey Shawl - yes!

    Close to You scarf - yes!

    Rikke Slouch Hat - if it were a particularly light yarn, maybe? I'm almost always hot and hats make it so much worse.

    Simple Yet Effective Cowl - sure!

    Knitted Pumpkins - sure!

    Little Bear Stuffy - sure!

     

    How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)?

    100% okay.

     

    9/20/19

    I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested? 

    Eh, sure. I like trying new things!

     

    Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands?

    Sure!

     

    Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated? 

    Yes, but I'm an employee. A gift certificate would be best in this case, unless you are also an employee.

     

    What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?)

    ·         animal rescue - sure! My GS troop made toys for an animal rescue one year.

    ·         pie - yum!

    ·         dogs - I love dogs. 

    ·         bears - sure

    ·         turtles - I love turtles

    ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…) - sure

     

    I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations?

    Starbucks mugs! The city/state/attraction-specific ones.

     

    Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie.

    Starbucks mugs! And everything on this list sounds great.

     

    9/22/19

    Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love?

    I don't think anything in particular. 

     

    Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love?

    Fancy mustards, everything bagel seasoning, black or white teas ... IDK what else. We're Aldi people, here.

     

    Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive?

    Crocheted/knitted dish cloths and scrubbers - I make them for others, but never get around to doing them for myself.

     

    9/23/19

    Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths?

    They all sound really good - ideally, I'd have a decent of each. Same for the Fatherhoods, and Impeachments.

     

    Would you like anything from Lush?

    I'm intrigued by shower jellies, and could use some rouge henna.

  12. Random blurbs each day.

     

    Updated 11-11

     

    11-11

    didnt do anything for Halloween. My birthday was good. Got tattooed. Went to dinner with my sister at grand lux at the palazzo and saw the show KA. Monday I had dinner with my family at my nieces house. Work has been crazy busy as people were sick which meant having to pick up slack.

    —————————-

    10-27

    mom is  okay. Work is busy. Got a couple new tattoos at a Halloween event. Debating what to do for my birthday. Family will probably barbecue. Wanted to get tattooed, chest piece, but that’s not working out. The month ended fast. I didn’t get into the spirit.

    ————————

    10-12

    Went for a manicure pedicure today. Getting back into the swing of work. It’s getting colder during the days and nights.

     

    10-8

     

    moms doing well. Salem was nice. Very crowded. hair is fixed, better. Was pretty much much blue before (wanted it equally dark blue, light blue, magenta, and purple), now it’s dark and light blue with sone pink on top. Don’t want to go to work tomorrow 

     

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    9/28

    mom is doing ok, resting at home, coping with pain. Too much to do before I go. Got my hair done, didn’t turn out how I wanted. Excited for vacation.

     

    9/24

    moms surgery went well. Still not out of the woods but she’s stable. All day training tomorrow.

     

     

  13. 9/18/19

     
    Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/  OMG, they have Jim Nightshade soap!!!  Actually all of the soaps look great but JIM NIGHTSHADE!!  I mean, really.

     

    Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of?  My favorite horror movies are things like The Raven with Vincent Price, Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre, The Abominable Dr. Phibes and a silly movie called Hysterical with Julie Newmar.  Unfortunately, I do not have a DVD player so although I would LOVE a copy of any of them, I would have nowhere to watch it... unless I descend like locusts on my sister.  

     

    Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)?  My hands are always cold.  I would LOVE fingerless mittens or gloves.  Shawls or ponchos are great too, as are scarves and hats.  I promise that they will get used.  

     

    Do any of these knitted items appeal to you?

    Easy Fingerless Mittens  yes!

    Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf  yes!

    Odyssey Shawl  yas!

    Close to You scarf  yes!

    Rikke Slouch Hat  yes!

    Simple Yet Effective Cowl  yes!

    Knitted Pumpkins no thank you

    Little Bear Stuffy  no thank you

     

    How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)?  LOVE them- it just needs to be something I can use.  Sweaters/cardigans in XL are welcome-  my library is a fracking icebox and I ALWAYS have on a sweater.  Any color, any style.  Pockets are a bonus.   I also need scarves, hats, that sort of thing.  Any color, any style.  

     

    9/20/19

     

    I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested?  No thank you-  I do not wear makeup of any kind.  Ever.

     

    Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands?  Sure.  I use a day moisturizer.

     

    Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated?   No thank you

     

    What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?)

    ·         animal rescue would be my choice for a donation- maybe to a local shelter near you?

     

    I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations?  Real Cadbury from London (not the crap that Kraft tries to pass off as Cadbury), any perfume samples from either London or Paris that you might come across.  Any bath gel, body lotion/cream.  I like most fragrances- truly.  There are very few that I do not like.

     

    Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie.  Apple Pie Kitkats sound intriguing.  

     

    9/22/19

     

     

    Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love?  Soaps are good.  So are ath products.  

     

    Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love?   Chips and nuts, dried fruit, jams and jellies.

     

    Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive?  No thank you.  I do not cook AT ALL.  

     

    9/23/19

     

    Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths?  Every last one except Gnome Ruckus.

     

    Would you like anything from Lush?  Always love Rose Jam and Karma anything.  I love Lush's shampoo bars too.  All of them.  Seriously.

     

    9/26/19

     

    Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees?  Not that I can think of.

     

    Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches?   No thank you.

     

    9/28/19

     

    Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share?  The only wishlist I have is on Luckyscent.  It is a list of scents whose notes I know will work well on me.  I use the list and its notes as a guide when I am looking at various perfume sites that have massive updates (BPAL, Possets, etc).  I do NOT expect anyone to buy anything on that wishlist but if you want to look at it to get an idea of note combos, I'd be down for that.  You get into the wishlist via my email address.  

     

    You know, I have very good luck with most perfumes.  There are very few that do not work for me.  I also like a very wide range of notes.  For instance, the only Solstice Scents fragrance I did not like is Sea of Gray.   The seawater note maybe?  The only NA I don't like has a strong wine note.  NA's wine turns to bug spray on my skin.  One more note I have trouble with: pumpkin.  I have yet to find a company that produces a pumpkin note that I can tolerate.   It all smells like butter to me.  This is why I am usually safe from the Halloweenies.  

     

    And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size?  Necklaces-  26 inches (big enough to go on over my head).   If shorter, it would have to have a toggle closure since my stupid fingers don't work.  

     

    Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy?  The apple teas!   

     

    Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??   yes yes!!  I don't care what color.  

     

     is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy?  I love the soaps they have.  And chips.  They have the best chips.   And tea.  They have a nice and wonderful selection of the stuff and I use both bags and loose leaf.  I found old fashioned Halloween mugs/plates that have little black cats on them last year.  If they have anything like it again this year... *grins*  

     

    How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used?  I would love one and I am not particular about the artwork.  It has to be new, however.  I am not good at expunging others' auras from objects.

     

    9/30

    do you have a favorite saying or quote?  Many of them.  For example:

    -  I must be following the wrong libretto.  (Tom Robbins- Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas)

    -  If you can't be a good example, be a dire warning.  (this one came from skyelyric and makes me laugh every time I see it)

     

    How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit?  I used to have a cast iron stomach.  Then I developed an autoimmune disorder and one of the gifts from the autoimmune fairy was GI reflux of monumental proportion.    I am severely restricted now on pepper/spices in general.  So my Scoville chart rating would be 2000 or lower.  *le sigh*

     

    How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom?  I adore them.  I would need very fat crayons to be able to color.  (thank the AI fairy for that too)  I would love flowers or mandalas.   Sort of related:  I love love love puzzle books.  Sudoku, logic, crossword, wordfind, any and all puzzles that make me think.  I have a sudoku book that a past witch sent to me and I do at least 2 puzzle nightly before turning off the light for bed.   (this particular one is plain with 1000 puzzles.  Can I tell you that I love it?)

     

    10/1/19

     

    A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)  

    Any fiber issues?  ABSOLUTELY!  I love crocheted items.  One of my favorite things on earth is a hat my sister made for me.  It's kind of flapper style cap with a big flower on the side.  I would love hats, gloves, shawls.  I am always cold.  No fiber issues that I know of.

     

    About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else!  I thought the first 3 sounded incredible and then I stopped reading.  I will not buy any of them.  There are just too many to consider.  Fortunately, I think the lab's pumpkin note smells like ass so I am never tempted by anything with pumpkin.  Actually, I have never found a pumpkin note I like.  To me, they are all like shoving a stick of butter up my nose.  YUCK to infinity.

     

    Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc)  I will drink things that don't necessarily taste like liquor.  I despise scotch (long story, short version: my first scotch drink was a scotch and root beer.  I was 15, ok?  I had no idea) and bourbon is not a favorite either.  I tend to go to fruity things.  

     

    10/2/19

     

     

    Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in?  No

     

    Does anyone else do nail wraps?  No

     

    What about postcards?  Sure!  I love unusual photos or pretty scenes.

     

     Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)?  I LOVE NA.  The only thing they make that I do not love is anything with their wine note.  It smells like bug spray on me.   Anything and everything else is fine.  Specifically, what would I like? The Gypsy's Hand, Moonsand, Ghostly Gasp and Eternal Egypt Rose.

     

    How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt.  I don't cook so salt would not be used.

     

    0/3/19

     

     

    I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household?  Yes to them all.  Definitely to baking.  Definitely to caramels.  My cats, Poppy and Stretch, say MEOW to catnip.  

     

    Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits?  No no, a thousand times, no.  

     

    Would you wear any of these? 

    Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)?  Yes, yes, a thousand times, yes!  They are all gorgeous and any/all colors would be welcome.

     

    Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever?  A small tool on the order of a dental pick would be awesome.   I will explain what it would be used for if you ask in PM.  I might give myself away to my witchee if I just spill it here.  I just thought of a few more.  I would LOVE a magnifying glass (a small one, maybe almost like a lorgnette) to help me see tiny print.  I would also like a nail buffer (the thing that smoothes ridges out of nail beds).  Tiny scissors.  ALWAYS need pens and pencils.  A pencil sharpener.  

     

    What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites?  I am not vegan so I don't have a lot of experience with this.   I have a vegan co-worker and have bought cakes and such that she could enjoy with the rest of us.  Some have been very good and some have been like sawdust.    I just like snacks in general.  I like little bags of nuts, crackers, dried fruit, chips, that sort of thing.  

     

    10/4/19

     

     How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional?    Wait, you are asking about MY crafting style?  I would have to describe it as non-existent.  I am physically unable to craft.  No knitting, crocheting, needlework.  My fingers cannot accommodate my desires.  

     

    10/6/19

     

    So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witchees?  Dear Bob, YES.  That sounds awesome.  ANY relish, jam, jellies are welcome and will be scarfed.  I promise.  

     

     

    How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume?  And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks?  These were my questions.   I do not dress up in a costume but I do have Halloween earrings and a wonderful bat shirt that I wear on my last day at work before Halloween.  I also have a Halloween scarf.  Anything along the Halloween lines in scarves, shawls, jewelry, shirts (suitable for work) would be welcome.  And I love socks more than anything on earth.  I feel naked if I leave the house without socks and earrings.

     

    10/7/19

     

    Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas?          Orchid Oolong!!  Cold and Flu Teas look good too.


    I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing?  No thank you.

     

    And a quick question here--I'm going to this amazing looking event on Saturday--does my witchee see anything they might be interested in?  https://www.facebook.com/events/903999316607440/ (the Oddities Market)  earrings definitely.  Lightweight earrings.

     

    10/8/19

     

    How do you feel about enamel pins?  Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent?  Love them.  Especially animals or holiday themed things.  (pumpkins, snowflake, heart,  etc)   I have a denim jacket with lots of them on it.   Also anything very unusual or odd.  

     

    10/10/19

     

    what is your T-shirt/shirt of choice Size?  XL in regular cut.  I do not like ladies' cuts-  they show too much of my arms and they are too form fitting.  

     

    10/11/2019

     

    OCTOBER LUNACY!  I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye?  I'd love to try Hunter Moon.  Sniffie/decant would be plenty good.

     

    So Blood Moon Botanica is having an update soon.  It's a surprise what will be listed (besides the Moon Dew serum), but you can take a look at past items on her web page:  https://archaichoney.com/bloodmoonbotanica  (Britton used to run Haus of Gloi.)  Witchee, are you interested in any kinds of things from the Blood Moon Botanica update?  Kava Kava and Rose Elixir!  (anything for pain relief or to aid sleep)

     

    also I took some beading classes and have been making bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.  Would you be interested in any?  If so, how big is your wrist or how long would you like your bracelet?  Any preferred styles of beads?  EARRINGS.    Lightweight earrings.  Nothing super long because they usually get tangled up in my sweater or shirt otherwise.   No preference of bead styles.  Just monochromatic and lightweight.  It would be nice to wear black but have a little pop of red/forest green/white/whatever on my ears.  I do like those stretchy bracelets. They are the only kind I can wear now, what with my problems with manipulation of my fingers.  

     

    0/15/19

     

    What is your very favorite Halloween candy? If you don't have one/don't do candy, what's a seasonal treat you love?  pumpkin spice bread, gingerbread, Reeses pumpkins.  

     

    I just got an email from Lush that their Christmas stuff is now up online! anything you might like?   Any shower gel or soap, body lotion.  

  14. 9/18/19
     
    Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/ Nope. I am good.

     

    Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of? I  will take your dead is my new favorite movie! Sleepy Hollow the television series.

     

    Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)? SCARVES,  fingerless mittens..PLEASE! And HATS!

    I LOVE HAts. I just can't do wool b/c of an allergy. SLOUCH HAT!

     

     

    Do any of these knitted items appeal to you?

    Easy Fingerless Mittens

    Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf

    Odyssey Shawl

    Close to You scarf

    Rikke Slouch Hat

    Simple Yet Effective Cowl

    Knitted Pumpkins

    Little Bear Stuffy

     

    How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)?

    Not really as I have too much stuff as is.

    9/20/19

     

    I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested? Nah. I have my own obsession with Rituel De Fille.

     

    Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands?

    Sadly no. I am on a specific regimen and dermatological lotions due to skin issues.

    Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated?  YES.Her Universe Wonder Woman Red & Blue Zip Hoodie, MULTI, hi-res

     

    What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?)

    ·         animal rescue yes

    ·         pie um...

    ·         dogs yes

    ·         bears yes

    ·         turtles nah

    ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…) SURE

     

    I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations?

    I LOVE SEATTLE CHOCOLATE. over cast sea salt bar, many thanks bar, happy birthday bar, pumpkin spice bar, 

    Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie. Stationary is always awesome! I love japanese chip snacks like cheese puffs but not super spicy.

    9/22/19

     

     

    Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love? NOpe

     

    Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love?I love chicago style popcorn, I love Quinn cheddar and sea salt popcorn, I also loveChocolove Salted Almond Butter in Dark Chocolate 55% and cheesy kettle chips, bbq kettle chips, I love sour candies. Soft chewable sour balls, or watermelon sour candy.

     

    Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive? I need a meat thermometer. Cheap is fine. I just need something reliable to check my meat so I don't kill myself with under cooked meat.

     

    9/23/19

     

    Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths? Not too many I ordered a bottle and two decants. And those decants are iffy.

     

    Would you like anything from Lush? Bath bombs! Anything for sore muscles.

    9/26/19

     

    So, there's a Euro coin of some denomination coming out with Asterix on it for the 60th anniversary and, while I'm not a coin collector, I've loved Asterix since before I could read and therefore really want one or two of the coin just to have.  Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? 

     

    Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches? 

     

    9/28/19

     

    Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share? Not at the moment. I am now getting back my ability to read books. I finished my first book this year! I am looking forward to diving into the night circus.

     

    And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size? Necklace 18 in. I don't wear bracelets or even a watch.

     

     

    Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy? Not really

     

    Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??  I always need wash cloths. Cooler colors, blues, greens, reds, golds.

     

     is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy?  Chocolate

     

    9/29/19

     

     

    There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com) Any and all LIP stuff!

     

    How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used? I have so many decks...I am good.

     

     

    Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye? NOpe. I am good.

     

     

    9/30/19

     

    do you have a favourite saying or quote? Never, never, never Give up.

     

    How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit? I am a wimp. I am a 0 on the Scoville scale. I enjoy spice and flavor not just heat.



     

    How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom? I am good on coloring books.

     

     

    10/1/19

     

    A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)  

    Any fiber issues? Can't do wool. Fingerless gloves and shawls are the best.

     

     

    About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else! 

     

    Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc) YES. Bourbon. I love to try new ones.

     

    10/2/19

     

     

    Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in?  Trading post and I rarely polish my nails.

     

    Does anyone else do nail wraps? NOpe.

     

    What about postcards? Always!

     

     Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)?  Nope

     

    How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt. Sea salt, smoked sea salt, flavored sea salt is always welcome

    10/3/19

     

     

    I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household?

     

    Pound cake cookies are always welcome. Catnip is always good for the fur kids.

    Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits? Yes. And I am good on spices atm.

     

    Would you wear any of these? 

    Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)? All of these are good.

     

    Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever? I need  cooking utensils. Good large spoons for stirring, small batter spoons for stirring...basically stirring.

     

    What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? I love to try vegan chocolate, vegan popcorn

     

    10/4/19

     

     How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional? Eclectic

     

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    This was from the 'What Products are you Dying to Try' thread that is now archived and cannot be edited....

    so... I've copied it here, updated it... and it can hopefully be of use to any sneaky swap faeries and switch witches

     

    UPDATED 9/24/19: :joy:

    General Goddessrobyn Gifting Guidelines (and some suggestions):
    PLEASE do not feel limited by this list... I will love whatever you send... really... I'm just thrilled to get mail!
    I don't really shop much except when I need something (or when I'm up late and stupid stoned and buy random shit on Amazon I don't remember until it gets delivered)...so when I say I :wub2: ANYTHING I really mean it... BUT... if you need some concrete, traditional ideas or a direction to go into... here it is:

    I don't take baths; I'm strictly a shower gal... my usual go to is Dr. Bronner's Liquid Soap in either peppermint or lavender

    I also shave daily... I'm really into Public Goods shaving cream but I also love to shave with bar soap so if you have a favorite bar of soap feel free to enable me. I've found that for shaving natural soaps which use clay are EXCELLENT so bonus if your favorite brand makes a "clay" version.

    I do NOT really wash/condition/style my hair, ever so products to do so are lost on me. I DO braid my hair a bunch (its super long) so some decent hair elastics are always a great gift.

    TARTS!!!! I have several tart burners in my house and can always use more tarts...

    My favorite brand at the moment is The Rustic House and my fave flavors are Red Currant, White Tea + Ginger, and Signature Scent, but I'd be happy with any of their scents.

    Dark Candles Tarts are AWESOME as well. Faves include: Nag Champa, Nosferatu, Dracula, Coffin, Patchouli**, etc... Would love to try Corpse**, Ice Queen, Graveyard, Amber Velvet, Exorcism, Apparition, Absinthe...

     

    COFFEE!!! I make my own cold brew so I go through several POUNDS of coarse ground coffee each month. I will ALWAYS love a bag of coarse ground coffee... (I have a fancy schmancy coffee grinder too... so whole beans are amazing as well)

    MAKEUP

    I don't wear much makeup... daily look is Urban Decay Perversion liner (usually the pen version but haven't been able to replace mine for a bit so currently using the regular pencil version), some sort of eyeshadow, and black mascara...

    no powder, blush, foundation, etc.
    I LOVE MAC... especially their brushes and I'm trying to work on a good brush collection.

    I do really like Bare Minerals Buxom lip gloss - I like Dolly and Alice but will try anything once! Trixie and Stella are also on my must have list. I definitely could use some good lipgloss of any kind.

    I love false eyelashes... the more outrageous and drag queen-esque the better...

    I LOVE lotions, especially pure/ semi-pure shea butter lotions/ creams. My current favorite is https://mountainmanoils.com/t/womens-hand--body-lotion although the version I have is unscented and not currently available on the website

    I love anklets, bracelet and earrings and other funky jewelry. Some assholes kicked in my door last year and stole EVERYTHING so I literally only have 3 necklaces and about 4 bracelets to my name... *sad* (note: this was a couple years ago... but I still have barely replaced my jewelry...)

    I spend most of my days in cowboy boots so socks are a great gift. I really like funky socks - both thin ones made for running/ hiking in and crazy patterned knee hi and OTK socks - but my favorites are Pride Socks, World's Softest Socks in black or green and SockDreams Military Boot Socks in Black and Olive. I wear a Women's size 10-11 in shoes so... size accordingly

    I also LOVE cute panties that say funny things on them (but I realize that for some of you that may be totally weird to buy for a stranger... but... if it's NOT totally weird for you, lemme know and I'll send style and size info if you want to take that route)

    I collect dragonflies (not real ones...), skulls, bones, "wet" specimens, and framed/mounted bugs and insects (yes, real ones)...

    I also collect Dia de los Muertos stuff... my living room/kitchen looks like a giant alter...

    I love pirates, ninjas, and strange yet adorable stuffed animals (think biggerCritters, UglyDolls, giant microbes etc), "cute" zombie things, tattoo art, basically, anything out of the ordinary...

     

    OH!... I love magnets, too. my refrigerator is covered in them...

     

    If you want to see all the random particulars of things I like, I have an Etsy and an Amazon wishlist.

     

    I have a cat and 2 snakes, and a tiny little cotton ball of a dog who we have named Biscuits (on instagram as @whitefluffybiscuits)... the cat (Maia... aka Smush) does play with toys and eat kitty treats; the snakes (Fluffy and Kai) don't play with anything and only eat live rats so... probably best not to send gifts for them.

     

    IF you want to send clothing here are two things you should know:

    if it's not black I probably won't wear it.

    if it's a t shirt I will cut it up before I wear it.

     

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    Idk if I have any other wishlists, I will look. These of course are just to give you and idea of the kinds of things I like, please do not drop $100s on an item here, heh.

    https://www.etsy.com/people/deceitfuldescender?ref=hdr_user_menu-fav&tab=items

     

     

     

    9/18/19

     

    Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/

    I checked ingredients and everything seems to have sulfates in them so I will take a pass please.

     

    Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of?

    Sadly I do not do horror anymore since having kids. I am a big ol’ wussie. I would not mind nonscary Halloween movies (I have zero).

     

    Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)? 

    Toys/stuffies, useful stuff like house/kitchen/bathroom cloths, cozies, little bags, anything else that could serve a purpose.

     

    Do any of these knitted items appeal to you? 

    Odyssey shawl (I have exactly zero shawls), and any kind of little stuffies.

     

    How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)? 

    I do not mind at all. I AM incredibly bed bug paranoid so yes please to thoroughly cleaned.

     

    9/20/19

     

    I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested? 

    I own zero makeup. I do not know how to apply makeup that is not theater makeup or moulage. If you can include things with which to apply said makeup (I have no tools) and some basic instructions, sure!

     

    Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands? They HAVE to be for sensitive skin and cannot contain any non natural sulfates. Harsh soap stuff makes me have eczema. I am open however. All I currently use is LUSH and Cetaphil.

     

    Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated? 

    Idk, I cannot even find those. I like longer shirts, they need to be like 16 becUse I have huge 36JJ breasts. Pants or shorts or skirts are like between 12/14.

     

    What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?)

    ·         animal rescue - honestly the thing I would like most for na animal rescue gift is volunteering to do something with the animal(s). 

    ·         turtles - turtles are cute. Yah totes.

    ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…) - is it food? Can I eat it? Then yep.

     

    I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations?

    Jewelry maybe? Honey, I love honey from all over. Teas maybe? Stuff unique to the area, like artisan ceramics or pottery, stuff like that.

     

    Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie.

    Bento box maybe, do machine washable or at least EASILY hand washable exist? I love Japanese gummy candy (esp honeydew flavored), almond and chocolate pocky, and am strangely intrigued by sweet potato or chestnut kit kats.

     

    9/22/19

     

     

    Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love?

    I never turn down a good lip care item (scrub, moisturizer, gloss). Also stuff for dry feet or hands.

     

    Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love?

    They have these almond butter pb cups that are really good. I prefer very artisan teas so I would stick to that. 

     

    Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive?

    Uhhhhh define sustainable in regards to this. I use dish cloths and can never get enough of those. Tea steeper. Sponge holder. Spoon rest.

     

    9/23/19

     

    Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths?

    I ordered partial bottles or decants of pretty much everything I longed for, but if any need to be upgraded to bottles, etc, I will update.

     

     

    Would you like anything from Lush?

    Hmmm Lush is my most used bath/body/skincare. I use stuff for sensitive/acne prone/combo skin for face, and stuff for really dry sad skin everywhere else. Never tried their haircare. Things I am curious about, twilight shower jelly, lip scrubs and balms.

    Eta I currently use tea tree toner, herbalism cleanser, and vanishing face cream.

     

    9/26/19

     

    Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? 

    Not sure what “this way” is but I have a weird honey obsession, and I love Tarot decks (I read but more for collecting). If we are talking about more general things I feel strongly about birth autonomy, adequate breastfeeding support, and attachment parenting.

     

    Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches? 

    I love Kickstarter, I have only had one or two that never fulfilled. I am ADDICTED to Kickstarter tarot decks. But baby stuff, food stuff, new tech, almost anything other than music or movie kickstarters, I really enjoy them.

     

    9/28/19

     

    Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share?

    Etsy is at the start of this blog, I do not know if I really have any others tbh. Even my bpal wishlist is out of date.

     

    And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size?

    Wrist 6.75”-7” (I have tiny wrists) or a little larger if a looser style is what the bracelet goes for. I generally wear like 18”-22” necklaces.

     

    Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy?

    Mocha Chai, Sticky Chai, Nearly Nirvana, Rainbow Chai (this looks especially interesting), Birthday Cake, Pumpkin Spice, Enchanted Narnia. Realistically I would try anything without Licorice (it makes me very sick) and especially their Chais.

     

    Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??  

    Wash cloths would be good. Hand towels honestly would be an even bigger blessing if doable (just longer washcloths heh). Greens and/or blues. Purples and pinks also okay.

     

     is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy? 

     

    9/29/19

     

     

    There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com)

     

    How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used?

    Yes, yes, yes. I collect them, I DO use the, but also adore them for art. New or used is fine, though I would need to cleanse off the used ones.

     

     

    Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye?

     

     

    9/30/19

     

    do you have a favourite saying or quote?

     “Never give up, never surrender.”

     

    How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit?

    I used to love spicy foods, but since having kids, I cannot handle much.

     

    How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom?

    Unless they come with coloring implements, maybe?

     

    10/1/19

     

    A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)  

    Any fiber issues?

    Yes, crochet is fine. Must be soft ass fiber. I have sensory issues with rough, itchy etc stuff.

     

    About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else! 

    I have either half bottles or decants coming of pretty much everything I am looking for but a Look of Peace and Song to Autumn I was amazing and I would probably take more of that.

     

    Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc)

    Mead (!!!!) and ciders and liquors. Not really beer, whiskies, etc.

     

    10/2/19

     

     

    Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? 

    I suck at nails. Straight up.

     

    Does anyone else do nail wraps?

    Not for me.

     

    What about postcards?

    Sure.

     

     Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)?

    No thanks, NA seems to not work on my skin.

     

    How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt. 

    Hell yeah.

     

    10/3/19

     

     

    I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household?

    Poundcaks, cookies, bars for me. GODS YES caramel. Shortbread sweet if you wanted to appease my husbeast.

     

    Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits?

    Yassssss. Just yes.

     

    Would you wear any of these? 

    Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)?

     

    Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever?

    Spoon rest, work out sweat towel, chip clips.

     

    What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites?

    Almond butter cups.

     

    10/4/19

     

     How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional?

     Cute prolly.

     

    10/6/19

     

    So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witchees?

     Pass, I am not for pickles. 

     

    How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume?  And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks?

     We take out yon chillins. No socks please.

     

    10/7/19

     

    Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas?

    Honestly a lot. No liquorice. I enjoy most black teas, a lot of herbal teas but few very fruity teas unless they are intended to be drank cold. I enjoy dessert style teas. Not overly fond of green tea and do not understand matcha at all.

     

    I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing?

    No thank you, no where to wear them. I do think they are pretty though.

     

    And a quick question here--I'm going to this amazing looking event on Saturday--does my witchee see anything they might be interested in?  https://www.facebook.com/events/903999316607440/ (the Oddities Market)

    This is done now, so not applicable.

     

    10/8/19

     

    How do you feel about enamel pins?  Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent?

    Indifferent. I would probably find a use but do not long for them. Except maybe... disney ones and fandom ones, yeah I guess I like those.

     

    10/10/19

     

    what is your T-shirt/shirt of choice Size?

    XL usually (46” bust) but must be scoop or v neck, cannot be crew cut, they squish the bobbles.

     

    10/11/2019

     

    OCTOBER LUNACY!  I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye?

    I am good.

     

    also I took some beading classes and have been making bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.  Would you be interested in any?  If so, how big is your wrist or how long would you like your bracelet?  Any preferred styles of beads?

    Oh yes! Bracelets or necklaces, I do not wear earrings. My wrist is 6.75”-7.25” comfort wise. They are tiny wrists. Maybe err towards 7”. I like 18”-22” necklaces.

     

    10/13/19

     

    If I was to donate to an animal rescue on your behalf as the "lucyboo" component of this swap, is there one in particular that you would choose? 

    I prefer volunteering to strictly donating, but no I have no preference.

     

    10/15/19

     

    What is your very favorite Halloween candy? If you don't have one/don't do candy, what's a seasonal treat you love?

    Prolly nerds. Or those caramel apple lollis.

     

    I just got an email from Lush that their Christmas stuff is now up online! anything you might like?

    The lip scrubs look nice.

     

    10/18/19

     

    If you were my witchee, would you enjoy home made (canned) preserves?  I'm going home to Can All The Things & I'm thinking some bananas foster butter/sauce might be a nifty thing for you.

     Yessssss, and yes, and also yes.

     

     

  17. 9/18/19
     
    Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/

    Sylph and Orange Coconut Mallow sound lovely 

     

    Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of?

    Ha, maybe Return of the Living Dead, or They Live, if that counts

     

    Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)?

    sure, I like long scarves and loose knit caps that don't restrict my big oblong head 😑

     

    Do any of these knitted items appeal to you?

    I like the mittens and the cowl!

     

    How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)?

    Probably not clothes or books, but hard objects that can be sterilized are fine 

     

    9/20/19

     

    I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested? 

    Sure, that brand looks gorgeous 

     

    Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands?

    Sure

     

    Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated? 

    Some of the Ariel stuff is cute 

     

    What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?)

    Animal rescue is a no-brainer, but god who doesn't love pie? Or boozy candy?

     

    I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations? 

    Just about anything! I enjoy Seattle and London the most (though I have a disproportionately large collection of London shotglasses

     

    9/22

    Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie.

    I like cute stickers and office supplies! Finding snacks is a challenge. 

     

    Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love?

    Nail polish, anything lavender scented like hand creams and stuff. Blotting papers. 

     

    Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love?

    Rose tulsi tea, lots of teas actually. All of the vegan snacks. 

     

    Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive?

    Hm. I don't think this is a fun item but I'm in the market for a new dish sponge holder.

     

    9/23:

    Liliths?

    I've been loosely planning to pick up these from a decant circle:

    • And Sing, And Sing 
    • Bits of Birnam Wood
    • Gnome Ruckus
    • Health Goth
    • Impromptu Goat Yoga
    • Lazy Daisy
    • The Scottish Princess
    • Vampire Tween
    • Birthday Surprise
    • Cat-Lilith and Cat-Dad
    • Go Hawks!
    • Lilith’s First Concert

     

    LUSH?

    I like Sleepy, and I need to get a new Vanishing Cream soon. And Tea Tree toner. 

     

    9/28/19

     

    Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share?

    I think they are up on the spreadsheet!

     

    And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size?

    Necklaces, I will wear anything from a collar choker to a waist length pendant, since I'm tall. Don't know my official wrist size, not tiny for sure, but not that big either.

     

    Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy?

    Oh my, now I have another kind of tea to obsess over. Brighton Rock and Moondrop Dreams look gorgeous. And Bears Like Marmalade reminds me of my cat! Kung Flu fighter and Earl Grey Roobios seem like solid bets too.

     

    Oh my stars, and a Rainbow Matcha collection? I will definitely be shopping for this tea at some point in the future.

     

    Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??  

    I can always use more, my bathroom towel colors are all shades of blue and green but I am not fussy.

     

    is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy? 

    No specific thoughts!

     

    9/29/19

     

    There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com)

    I'm not answering this promptly but that brand is beautiful.

     

    How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used?

    Sure, if there's one my witch feels would be meaningful to send to me. I'm not all that well versed in the cards however.

     

    Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye?

    Yes, any! I love all metallics and iridescent colors. 

     

    9/30/19

     

    do you have a favourite saying or quote?

    Most anything Dorothy Parker said.

     

    How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit?
    I'm weenie! Jalapeno is about my spiciest possible number.
     

    How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom?

    Not really my thing tho I know there are some pretty af ones out there.

     

    10/1/19

     

    A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)  

    Any fiber issues?

    Vegan preferred! I'd love to have a whole crochet dress or long jacket someday 😊 tho not expecting my Witch to make it, lol

     

    About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else! 

    Nothing definite yet! Here is what I am considering decants of (thankfully I am safe from lots of the Weenies, unlike the Lils):

     

    • Apple Sugar
    • Cardamom Cream Pumpkin Cake
    • Pistachio Pumpkin Truffle
    • Pumpkin Cheesecake Hair Gloss
    • Pumpkin Latte
    • The Listeners

     

    Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc)

    A bit! I love special liqueurs and such - not as into beer, wine or mead, with the exception of sparkling wines.

     

    10/2/19

     

    Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? 

    Need? No. Want? Always. I love brights from Cupcake Polish, and neutrals, darks and jewel tones from ILNP.

     

    Does anyone else do nail wraps?

    Not really though I do own some VERY cute ones from Espionage.

     

    What about postcards?

    Sure

     

    Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)?

    Not familiar with them! I may look later.

     

    How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt. 

    Pink salt is fun, black is good for faux egg vegan dishes.

     

    10/3/19

     

    I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household?

     Squirrel doesn't get anything from catnip! I would like vegan versions of any of the human foods listed.

     

    Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits?

    Not much although I wish I did more. Cleanup is annoying. I want to get some Provence seasoning and dried rosemary soon though.

     

    Would you wear any of these? 

    Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)?

    -

    Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever?

    -

    What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites?

    Answered via email!

     

    10/4/19

     

     How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional?

    Nonexistant lol

     

    10/6/19

     

    So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witchees?

    Sure! I'd try it, I have a boyfriend who would definitely finish anything I didn't. 

     

    How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume?  And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks?

    Lol, is this all one question? I wear socks a lot, not usually Halloween ones or anything. For Halloween this year I was thinking of recycling my Jessica Jones costume from last year 🤷‍♀️

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    Latest Entry

    Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/

    Any of these look lovely : cordwainer, festival, om, rook & raven, sparklebox, slyph, gossamer ghost, cold pillow, witley court, owlette's end, ebenezer, the  wand maker

     

    Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of? I also would love  "The Demon Low", " Crimson Peak", "Penny Dreadful", "Cronos", “What We Do In Shadows. "

     

    Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)? 

    Mittens, fingerless gloves ( I've been hankering for some mermaid scale type gloves. I have a couple examples on my Etsy wishlist) in blues and blacks. 

     

    Do any of these knitted items appeal to you?

    Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf - Yes

     

    How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)? Bring them on! 

     

    9/20/19

     

    I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested? Sure. 

     

    Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands? 

    Yes for clean brands. 

     

    Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated? 

    Villain panties are adorable. I also like the Disney Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Town Grey Caged Front Top. 

     

    What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?)

    · animal rescue

    (love this idea, especially as one who has two adopted special needs kitties)

     

    NEW QUESTION:

    I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations?

    London - loose leaf non-mass market tea, enamel pins, snacks

     

    Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie.  All of these above plus enamel pins, temple incense, temple signatures (I have a temple book already), woodblock prints, beautiful washi sheets, local crafts, kimono accessories, those cute little cat hats you can get from the vending machines, matcha, ume tea, matcha bowl...almost anything really. 

     

    So, there's a Euro coin of some denomination coming out with Asterix on it.... Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? Not in terms of coins.  Yes to Last Unicorn, Beetlejuice type things, strange and spooky socks, and found feathers. 

     

    I know a number of BPALies attend Dragon Con. Would any of you be interested in handmade earrings in the (in)famous Marriott Carpet pattern?

    Sure, as long as they are on surgical steel or sterling silver. 

     

    9/22/19

     

     

    Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love? I'd be interested in trying scrubs, bombs, and Epsom salts of any kind. 

     

    Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love?

    I love the cranberry tuna from WF, but that doesn't ship very well. I'd love 70% chocolates that are unusual or artisan, teas aplenty, especially peppermint, witchy herbs, nuts without sulfates or nitrates (raw). 

     

    Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive? Sustainable beauty items like the bamboo toothbrushes, loofas, cotton swaps, glass bento items, and those beeswax items you can wrap food in. 

     

    9/23/19

     

    Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths?

    That Villain Romeo

    Social Justice

    Justice for Mary

    Spooky Generation

    The Scottish Princess

    Vampire Tween

    You're a Daisy

    Storge

     

    Would you like anything from Lush? That wasabi shampoo sounds awesome, but I'd love anything from the Halloween collection, especially Lord of Misrule, which I adore. 

     

    9/26/19

     

    Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? 

     

    Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches? I adore Kickstarter, especially for enamel pins and enamel pins.  Recently, I've been looking at the Art Deco pins, yokai pins, and anything Studio Ghibli. 

     

    9/28/19

     

    Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share? I have my Etsy and Amazon linked in my signature.  Both are ultimate wishlists, so please don't feel intimidated by what I have on there.  They will certainly give you a pretty good idea about my aesthetics and what I am interested in. On goodreads, you can search for me under Tiah Schindelheim Rodriguez.  I'm currently reading some travel books for my trip to Iceland, Paris, and Amsterdam, but I still need to finish a few other books as I can never read just one book at a time. 

     

    And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size? Wrist is like 8.5 or 9".  I prefer something just a little looser, but I do like my punk or goth cuffs.  Necklace, I like 19" and up. 

     

    Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy? The Maca Match looks great, as does any and all of the chai teas, Campfire and vampires, Earl grey creme, Earl's paradise, Lady lavender, Smoky Russian.

     

    Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??  I don't need any at the moment. 

     

     is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy? Any of the taper candles, the tarot pint glasses, and any of their black licorice. 

     

    9/28/209

    There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com) Ooh, that Pyxis eye soot looks lovely as does Obsidian. I'd also be very interested in trying  Moonseed lip sheer.

     

    To answer my own questions, I would love some art deco tarot decks, mainly for the art like this, this, or the oracle decks like this and  this. I don't mind used one bit.

     

    Pigment samples: I have plenty of vintage M.A.C. pigments, but I'd love to try some of the newer shades like Museum Bronze, Green Space, Rock-It Yellow and Hi-Def Cyan.  For Notoriously Morbid, I'd love to try Effect of Atrocity, Bumping Auras, Menehune for their shadows and I'm really interested in Bitchcraft, Bloody Kisses, and Loving the Dead from their lip collections.

     

    9/30/19

     

    Do you have a favourite saying or quote? One doesn't readily come to mind.

     

    How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit? I'm eat a ghost pepper in front of the classroom kinda gal.  Bring on your spicy, sauces, jams, caramels (habanero caramel is divine).

     

    How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom? I wish I could get myself to sit down and color, but I'd rather read or paint.

     

    10/1/19

     

    A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)  

    Any fiber issues? Angora or anything rabbit, sadly, will cause migraines. 

     

    About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else! I joined a decant circle and am getting Micteacacihuatl, Come Sister, Death's Head Moth, I Am All in a Sea of Wonders, Lucy's Eyes, The Empty Coffin, Songs of Autumn IV, Anthocyanin, and Carotene. 

     

    I would love decants or testers of the candy Snake Oils, Lamb's Wool, Pistachio Pumpkin, The Listeners*, A Look of Peace, Flesh of My Flesh, The Host, The Sleeping Draught*, Voluptuous Wantonness, and Songs of Autumn III (* = very much want)

     

    Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc) I'm not too boozy, but I adore sake (you can't go wrong with Nigori).

     

     

    Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? I have lots of nail polish, but I am just starting to get into ILNP (I have Missed Calls and Reminisce). I would love Isabelle, Bloodline, Silhouette, Royalty, Riddle Me This, and any of the chromes.  I also love Espionage Cosmetic's nail stickers/wraps as they are a whole lot easier to maintain.

     

     

    Postcards? I enjoy receiving postcards, especially from spooky places (would love one from Salem, the Catacombs, etc) or just really beautiful landscape postcards. 

     

    10/2/19

     

     

     Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)? I would love to try Halloween 2020, Halloween Bastet 2016, Haunted House,  Boo!, Black Raven, and Black Crow.  I don't know too much about them, so samples and sniffies would be most welcome. 

     

    How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt. Yes, I love flavored salts!  Salted nuts and potato chips will also be welcome in this house. 

     

    10/3/19

     

     

    I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household? OM, butter caramels, yes!!!  And catnip!

     

    Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits? I do like to cook.  Right now, I'm hunting for more esoteric spices or spices used in traditional ethnic foods (Amcur, sumac, ajowan carraway, mahleb, kala jeera, etc.)

     

    Would you wear any of these? 

    Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)?  I really like the Fern, but wouldn't turn down the Abbey, especially in blacks or jewel tones or oxblood red. 

     

    Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever? I'm really not sure. 

     

    What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? I so like vegan chocolates, and I'm open to vegan snacks.  

     

    10/4/19

     

     How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional? How I craft personally? Whimsical and cute with a smattering of gothic horror. 

     

    Salts?  Yes, I love flavored and fine salts. I use them all the time, too!

     

    10/6/19

     

    So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witchees? Yes, please!  That sounds amazing!

     

    How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume?  And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks? All month long.  I go to concerts, shows, a Gothic High Tea with a cemetery photo shoot, Halloween-themed drag shows.  I also decorate the house even more than it already is. I make Halloween art (usually painting one of those Michael plaster sculptures), and dress up as much as possible.  This year, I'm going as a sea witch.  I would love things for my costume - think a teal Ursula but with more of a Victorian/Burlesque flair. I would love a black bustle to round it out along with tentacle/spooky mermaid accessories, makeup stencils, etc. You also can't go wrong with sending Dia decorations as we do use them all year. 

     

    Socks?  I also really love Sock Dreams.  I have a wishlist here for you, my dear witch!  If you are also having trouble viewing wishlists, I like the following: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

     

    10/7/19

     

    Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas? Any of the Earl/Lady Greys would be most welcome.  I'd also be interested in trying the orchid oolong, matcha, Pacific Coast mint, Aztec spice, 1896, purple oolong, crimson oolong, Big Sur, cinnamon fig, Garden of Eden, London, monk's blend, plum oolong, Uji, Wuyi oolong from Art of Tea. 

     

    From Adagio, I'd be interested in trying their Wicked set, chili lime green, any of the Grays and chais, Raja oolong, jade oolong, milk oolong!, Fujian, Pouchong, golden flower, kukicha, Pi Lo Chun, Wenshan mist, Anhui, Thai tea, summer rose, white eternal spring, white cucumber, Formosa Ali Shan, Shizuoka, Zeijiang.  Oh goodness, I'm going to have to try really hard not to order any teas, but I am going to brew myself a cup right now because I have a strong hankering now. 


    I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing? Oh, that would be great!  I'd love dark teals and blacks; purples, browns and blacks, too.

     

    And a quick question here--I'm going to this amazing looking event on Saturday--does my witchee see anything they might be interested in?  https://www.facebook.com/events/903999316607440/ (the Oddities Market)  Yes! Anything from Wilde Autumn Apothecary and Serpentine Spiritual Arts.  I also like halloween24x7's color changing planchette necklace and their clear spirit board; Drogo Coffee and Tea's sample, Cerberus, Moondust, Aurora; Death Couture's bone crystals, their morpho butterfly anything, and their death moth anything; Any of Outlaw Candy's painted skulls or druzy necklaces/rings; any pendany/necklace from Electra Relics, Abysmal Art's stone and skull necklace; The Crumb Dungeon's Momento Mori candle; Crescent Creeper's Neverending Story pin, snake bandana, sandworm pin, feed me pin, Oogie pin, Xenomorph pin, Catzilla pin, and their Dark Lord tank. Okay, I'm going to have to come back to this one.  There are so many interesting shops!

     

    10/8/19

     

    How do you feel about enamel pins?  Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent?  Absolutely adore  them!  I love ones that relate to travel (like site-specific pins say from The Grand Canyon, The Giant's Causeway, Ginkakuji, etc.), along with anything that is witchy, spooky, spoopy cute, Art Deco, snarky, gothy...yeah, you really can't go wrong with pins. 

     

    10/10/19

     

    what is your T-shirt/shirt of choice Size? I'm a L/XL in men's (I like them baggy) and am XL/XXL in women and junior sizes respectively. 

     

    10/11/2019

     

    OCTOBER LUNACY!  I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye? Any of the new duets, honestly. 

     

    https://archaichoney.com/bloodmoonbotanica  (Britton used to run Haus of Gloi.)  Witchee, are you interested in any kinds of things from the Blood Moon Botanica update? Moon Dew looks great, as does the High Mountain Arnica, Calming Elixir and Deep Forest Oil

     

     I took some beading classes and have been making bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.  Would you be interested in any?  If so, how big is your wrist or how long would you like your bracelet?  Any preferred styles of beads? I like my bracelets around 9"-10".  I'd love them in gothic color combinations (forest green and black; blood red and black, etc).  The beads pictured are pretty nice. 

     

    10/13/19

     

    If I was to donate to an animal rescue on your behalf as the "lucyboo" component of this swap, is there one in particular that you would choose? PAWS or ASPCA

     

    10/15/19

     

    What is your very favorite Halloween candy? If you don't have one/don't do candy, what's a seasonal treat you love? I really enjoy candy corn, the mini Reese cups, black licorice jelly beans.  I dislike those strange chewy peanuts that taste like inflated air. 

     

    I just got an email from Lush that their Christmas stuff is now up online! anything you might like? Satsuma, Snow Apple, Santa's Workshop, Yog Nog, Shoot for the Stars, Lush Pud, Snowman Dreaming, Don't Let the Bells End, Chris the Camel.

     

    10/18/19

     

    If you were my witchee, would you enjoy home made (canned) preserves?  I'm going home to Can All The Things & I'm thinking some bananas foster butter/sauce might be a nifty thing for you.  Bananas not so much, but all preserves, jams, and jellies would be most welcome!

     

    10/19/19

     

    I am in Las Vegas is there anything you would want from here? Nothing comes to mind.

     

     

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    Wishlists

    Etsy: https://www.etsy.com...ef=favs_index_1 Please note that this wishlist includes a load of "if I win the lottery" things that I will buy when I'm rich!
    Amazon: http://amzn.eu/h0TE0yP - please ignore all the Pandora charms on there!
    SockDreams: https://www.sockdrea...hlist_id/96472/
    BPAL/BPTP: in my signature

     

    Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/ - my question, and I have far too much!

     

    Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of? No thank you

     

    Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)? Cat toys, but don't need hats or gloves unless ... long half fingered arm warmers wide enough for my lower arms

     

    Do any of these knitted items appeal to you?

    Odyssey Shawl

    Knitted Pumpkins

    Little Bear Stuffy

     

    How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)? It's all good

     

    9/20/19

     

    I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested? I only use eyeliner

     

    Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands? no thank you, skin is incredibly tetchy these days

     

    Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated? The Capatin Marvel zip hoodie

     

    What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?)

      

    ·         turtles

    ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…)

     

    I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations? Seattle chocolates are always well received, and in London I want a meet up!

     

     

    Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie. Chestnut or apple pie kit kats, cute washi tape or notebooks, Studio Ghibli items, a little kitsugi bowl,  Japanese 5 pepper mix, good tamari

     

    9/22/19

     

     

    Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love?

     

    Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? Cashews if fair trade, tamari or fish sauce

     

    Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive? wooden spatulas, light drawstring produce bags, silicon zip bags

     

    9/23/19

     

    Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths? Impromptu Goat Yoga <3, plus also Bullseye, Generation Spooky, Lazy Daisy (even though its got jasmine), Social Justice Paladin

     

    Would you like anything from Lush?

    No thank you

     

    9/26/19

     

    Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? I am rather a medical history geek (but please don't give me smallpox!)

     

    Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches? I was reading that they were refusing to allow a union and fired two union organisers and so I am now boycotting them. I have 2 Patreons and do like them.

     

    9/28/19

     

    Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share? at the top of this blog

     

    And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size? in my questionnaire 

     

    Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy? my question, I get lots from there

     

    Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??  not for me thanks

     

     is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy? I like the various geometric desk organisers, then I wandered into the cookware section and there is far too much and its too heavy, but I love the little magnetic coloured spice tins

     

    9/29/19

     

     

    There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com) I only use self sharpening eyeliner

     

    How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used? Not for me, while they're usually really pretty, I no longer use them. My life feels like it is continuously The Tower.

     

     

    Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye? Not for me

     

     

    9/30/19

     

    do you have a favourite saying or quote?  

    Far too many so I'll just pick these:

    In order to fly all one must do is simply miss the ground - Douglas Adams

    We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars - Oscar Wilde

    Not today - Arya Stark/Syrio Forel (in case you have no idea what I'm talking about, see https://youtu.be/ZcjQ4rQQ8H8 -  that entire 5 minscene got me through chemo on some very bad days)

     

    How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit? Much less able to tolerate than I used to be - probably around 1000 right now. I'm hoping it improves again

     

    How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom? I always get them and never use them so it would be a waste

     

    10/1/19

     

    A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)  

    Any fiber issues? crochet is fine, nothing itchy please

     

    About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else! 

     

    I'm not buying anything immediately during the round, waiting for reviews. I'm interested in:

    Fall Leaves, Fall

    Les Heures de la Nuit

    Hypnotize Me

    Songs of Autumn 1 - most interested

    Songs of Autumn 4

    Chlorophyll - most interested

     

    Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc) I drink Irish whiskey, proper mead and Jack Daniels with or without honey. 

     

    10/2/19

     

     

    Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? I wear it in winter when not gardening. I like pale and unicorn like for my hands, dark and dramatic for my toes. I generally only succumb to BPTP nail varnishes because that's where I see them! For darks, purples, greens, jade, teal

     

    Does anyone else do nail wraps? Nope

     

    What about postcards? Not for me

     

     Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)? If you really need me to look, get someone to prod me, its all a bit overwhelming

     

     

    How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt.  I have some smoked salt flakes but I forget to use it so probably a waste

     

    10/3/19

     

     

    I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household? shortbread and caramel/fudge would find a home. I avoid much catnip because my cats are mad enough already

     

    Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits? More long pepper, but I think that's easier to get over in the UK

     

    Would you wear any of these? 

    Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)? I like Duleek Abbey

     

    Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever? Lightweight produce bags for loose dry goods or fruit/veg

     

    What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? I don't like vegan chocolate really. I like puffed chickpea snacks such as Hippeas, especially the smoky flavour, blue corn chips,  corn puff type things

     

    10/4/19

     

     How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional? Erm ... Inept? 

     

    10/6/19

     

    So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witchees? I like pickles but have zero idea what bread and butter pickles are. Love relishes!

     

    How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume?  And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks? I don't dress up but I do wear socks, as long as they are not longer than mid calf

     

    10/7/19

     

    Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas? I like black teas, 1896 looks interesting on Art of Tea, from Adagio I like the look of Cat Scratch, Candy Apple Concoction and Thai tea


    I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing?  Not for me

     

    And a quick question here--I'm going to this amazing looking event on Saturday--does my witchee see anything they might be interested in?  https://www.facebook.com/events/903999316607440/ (the Oddities Market) This looks fascinating but no idea what I would want - maybe something strange rom the quack medicine type of stall?

     

    10/8/19

     

    How do you feel about enamel pins?  Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent? Interested if its cool :)

     

    0/10/19

     

    what is your T-shirt/shirt of choice Size? Usually XXL, prefer v necks

     

    10/11/2019

     

    OCTOBER LUNACY!  I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye? Songs of Autumn 1, Chlorophyll, Fall, Leaves, Fall or Hypnotize Me

     

    https://archaichoney.com/bloodmoonbotanica  (Britton used to run Haus of Gloi.)  Witchee, are you interested in any kinds of things from the Blood Moon Botanica update? No thank you, I'm on too many meds that might react

     

     

    also I took some beading classes and have been making bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.  Would you be interested in any?  If so, how big is your wrist or how long would you like your bracelet?  Any preferred styles of beads? I like seed bead bracelets but I'm a klutz and would likely destroy it by catching it on something, so usually only go for sturdier things

     

    10/13/19

     

    If I was to donate to an animal rescue on your behalf as the "lucyboo" component of this swap, is there one in particular that you would choose? It would probably be a cat rescue

     

    10/14/19

     

    What is your very favorite Halloween candy? If you don't have one/don't do candy, what's a seasonal treat you love? I like Reese's Pieces and fudge and jelly belly beans

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    ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…)


    I'm going to give my Witch full creative license on this one.  ;) 

     

    10. I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations?
    Seattle: coffee beans!
    London: Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations Jelly Popping Candy chocolate bar.  IT'S SO WEIRD YET SO GOOD.
    Paris: Whatever cheese you can get through customs. :lol: 

    Side note: wherever you're from, Witch, or wherever you may be traveling -- I always love to try unique local things, from anyplace!  Snacks and candy are always a good choice, and I also really like to support local artists.  I also love craft-distilled spirits, especially gin, so sample-sized bottles from places local to you would be lovely.

     

    11. Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie.
    You can't go wrong with Japanese snacks and candy.  All of those KitKat flavors sound good (especially Chestnut and Sweet Potato), but I would love to try ANY unusual KitKat flavor.

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

     

    13. Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive?

    I've been meaning to get silicone ziplock bags for a long time but don't have any yet.

    14. Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths?
    Not this year, no.

     

    15. Would you like anything from Lush?
    I can always use more D'Fluff Shaving Soap or Ocean Salt, and the Brazilliant shampoo bar (I think that one might be online only now).

    Updated 10/1:


    16. Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? 
    Can't really think of anything that applies here!

     

    17. Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches? 
    I'm not against it in theory, but I've never actually donated to one.

     

    18. Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share?
    My Goodreads is also kajacana, but it only lists books I've already read.  Might give you some insight into my taste though!
    My Etsy wish list is really small, but here it is.

     

    19. And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size?
    Covered in questionnaire.

     

    20. Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy?
    Earl Grey Creme, Bonfire Toffee, New House Blend.  In regards to tea in general, I like Earl Grey, Masala Chai, and matcha.  Not a fan of rooibos and again, nothing too floral please.

     

    21. Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??  
    Not at the moment, thanks.

     

    22. Is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy? 
    I love World Market!  Haven't been in awhile, though, so can't name anything specific. 

     

    23. There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com)
    I'm not familiar with this brand but based on a quick look at their website, YEP that all looks gorgeous.

     

    24. How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used?
    Tarot isn't really my thing.

     

    25. Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye?
    Sure!  I like sparkly and/or iridescent stuff.  As far as colors, anything purple, gray, or maroon is a good choice, but I'm not picky about my eye makeup colors and can find an occasion to wear just about anything.

     

    16. Do you have a favourite saying or quote?
    I'm sure I do, but I can't think of any off the top of my head.

     

    17.  How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit?
    I can tolerate some spice.  Things like jalapeños, Sriracha, or Cholula are all fine, but when the spice starts to replace actual flavor is when you lose me.
     

    18. How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom?
    I have one (animals) that I'm not even halfway done with.  I enjoy it but don't use it often enough to justify another one.

     

    19. A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)  

    Any fiber issues?
    If crochet is your thing, then sure!  No fiber issues.

     

    20. About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else! 
    Oh man, this update is massive!  I haven't even had time to read through the whole thing yet.

     

    21. Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc)
    I am certainly boozy!  I love trying new things, so samples and unusual and/or regional and/or homemade specialties are all good.  I know shipping alcohol gets complicated, though (that being said, if you have some magic way to get your paws on Edinburgh Gin's Seaside variety or Kinrara Highland Dry Gin, both from Scotland...).  Things like syrups, shrubs, mists, and liqueurs are also great -- I love experimenting with cocktail recipes.
     

    Updated 10/2:

    22. Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? 
    I like nail polish but very rarely paint my own nails.  With my job, a manicure with regular polish doesn't even last the day.  Occasionally I will go for a gel manicure and get trapped in an every-two-week maintenance cycle for a few months, but it's too much bother and too much money for me to keep up all the time, as much as I love having colorful nails.

     

    23. Does anyone else do nail wraps?
    I've never used them but would give them a try.

     

    24. What about postcards?
    I don't have a use for blank ones, but if you want to mail me one from wherever, go right ahead!

     

    25. Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)?
    I'm mostly a BPAL purist when it comes to perfume.  If there's a particular scent from a different company that you think is calling my name, I'd be happy to try it out, but I don't go looking for those myself.

     

    Updated 10/3: 
     

    26. How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt. 
    All good!  I like to cook and I could definitely find a use for different salts.

     

    27. I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household?
    Yes!  All of the above sound good, especially sweet shortbread or caramels.  Re: catnip -- I don't have pet cats, but my lions at work would enjoy it.  (I realize how odd that sounds -- welcome to my life.)

     

    28. Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits?
    Yep!  I'm a big fan of Penzey's spices.  Right now I could use some ground cloves or whole nutmeg.

     

    29. Would you wear any of these? 

    Fern , NuadaManannanDuleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)?
    I don't wear shawls or cowls, sorry!  

     

    30. Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever?
    Can't think of anything at the moment.

     

    31. What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites?

    I'm not vegan, but I'm not opposed to vegan things.  I do prefer milk chocolate over dark though, so I'm not sure how relevant vegan chocolate would be.

     

    Updated 10/6/19

     

    32. How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional?
    I'm not much of a crafter myself, so I don't have a style there.  But like... in reference to preferences on things other people have crafted?  I guess it depends on what it is.  I like cute and whimsical things, and spooky things, but if it's something wearable then I tend to prefer items that are overall simple with like... small whimsical and/or spooky details?

     

    33. So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witchees?
    I would try it, sure.

     

    34. How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume? 
    I don't really celebrate either.  I like Halloween, but I haven't worn a costume in years.  Most years I'll buy a pumpkin for my porch; some years I carve it into a jack-o-lantern but usually I just dig out the seeds for roasting.  And I like to have a few of those tiny pumpkins/mini gourds around because I think they're cute, and I usually eat some candy corn at some point but I can't eat too much of it (I'm the same way with egg nog at Christmas -- a very small yearly ration is all I need!).  That's really the extent of my Halloweeny-ness.  I'm much more into Autumn as an overall season -- it's been nothing but pumpkin candles and squash soup in my house for weeks now.

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

  20. C O N D I M E N T S

     

    | 9/18/19 |
    Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/

    • Scents: Rook & Raven + Sylph from the general catalogue; The Gloaming from the fall line | Products: most likely to use body cream, as I'm so.very.dry, but would be happy to try any of the products with the caveat that I don't use silicones on my hair. 

     

    Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of?

    • No, thank you, for physical media. I'd love to try any digital movies you recommend!        

     

    Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)?

     

    Do any of these knitted items appeal to you?

    Easy Fingerless Mittens - do love fingerless gloves

    Odyssey Shawl - very intrigued by this. Have not worn something like this, but maybe I should? I'd make cooler, more contrasting tones (my color prefs die hard as in my ?aire)

    Rikke Slouch Hat - hats make my curly hair even more crazy, but this one is adorable!

     

    How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)?

    • Yup! Reuse for the win!

     

    | 9/20/19 |

     

    These are my questions, sooo. ;)

    I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested? 

    Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands?

    Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated? 

     

    What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?)

    ·         animal rescue

    • This would be great!

    ·         pie

    • I like pie!

    ·         dogs

    ·         bears

    ·         turtles

    ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…)

    • This sounds like fun!! 

     

    I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations?

    • All of those places sound marvelous, but I'm not sure I can think of anything specific to one of them. Anything you think would work would be most appreciated!

     

    Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie.

    • I do enjoy cute pens, but I only actually use ones made for comfort. Huh, those KitKat flavors sounds intriguing, but I can't actually imagine any of them.

     

    | 9/22/19 |

     

    Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love?

    • Hmmm...I'm wanting to find a candle company that doesn't engage in animal testing (like Bath and Body Works, my old go-to). I also enjoy small tubes of hand cream cream for my purse, or any rich body creams for my very dry skin.

     

    Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love?

    • Oh my! Great questions. So many things. We are trying baking more, and different vanilla pastes have been interesting. Any kind of meat and fish free treat consistent with my ?aire is welcome.

     

    Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive?

    • I have bought but then misplaced mesh bags for buying produce without having to use the grocer's plastic bags. I think they had tare weight on them. I had meant to get more of something like that.

     

    | 9/23/19 |

     

    Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths?

    • Yes. :) From Fatherhood, I nabbed a couple decants but missed Go Hawks!, which I would enjoy testing. From Beth, the following would be fun to test:
    • All My Friends Are Turning Green

      And Sing, And Sing

      Impromptu Goat

      My Tiger

      That Villain Romeo

      Vampire Tween

      Storge

     

    Would you like anything from Lush?

    • Why have they never made one of their forum perfumes in Blue Skies or French Kiss? I love those bubble bars so much, but no bath in our current place. I do love Buffy the Backside Slayer, Dream Cream, and actually lots of their stuff that's not overly floral or foody.

     

    | 9/26/19 |

     

    Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? 

    • Hmmm, I will need to ponder this. Can't think of anything offhand, yet I have that sense that I'm missing something.

     

    Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches? 

    • In theory, I like them. My experience has been iffy. For example, I just got a postage due notice for over $22, for a KickStarter I joined. Really? I paid shipping. 
  21. Wishlists:

    Amazon

    etsy

     

    BPAL wishlist (I love decants and imps!) (and this is going behind a spoiler due to length):

     

    Non-impables/LCs:

    Impeachment
    Gynotize!
    Bourbon Vanilla and Yellow Carnation
    Red Amber & Oud

    13 (the most recent non-chocolate one)
    Nevertheless, She Persisted
    Resistance
    Red Incense hair gloss
    Make America Live Deliciously Again t-shirt (women's XXL)

    GCs:
    Coral Snake
    Bathsheba
    Dragon's Bone
    Dragon's Claw
    Dragon's Heart
    Blood Amber
    Masquerade
    Black Lily
    Black Rose
    Blood Rose
    Cobra Lily
     

    Weenies:

    Any of the Dangernoodles except Candy Corn

     

    Hair gloss:
    Flor de Muerto
    Samhain

     

    Order of the Dragon II:
    Flesh of My Flesh
    Kisses for Us All
    The Blood Is the Life
    Voluptuous Wantonness
    Picturesque Figures hair gloss

     

    Pumpkin Patch:
    Pumpkin Spice Blood Kiss
    Sugar Skulls in the Pumpkin Patch
    Pumpkin Spice Dragon’s Milk hair gloss
    PS Silkybat hair gloss
    Scherezade in the Pumpkin Patch hair gloss

     

    The Fall of the Leaf:
    Carotene

     

    I’m planning on buying:
    Candy Corn Snake Oil

     

     

    10/4/19

     

    How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional?

    This is a super interesting question!  Quirky, maybe? 

     

    10/3/19

     

    I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household?

    Catnip treats for the monsters would be lovely! 

     

    Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits?

    Yes!  I tend to get really into cooking during cooler months, and I'm always interested in trying new spice/herb blends, especially if they're Instant Pot-friendly.   

     

    Would you wear any of these? 

    Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)?

     

    Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever?

     

    What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites?

    The snack section of my local vegan grocery stores is my food danger zone!  Gummies, basic chips (corn or potato doesn't matter.  I'm just not super into flavored chips), chocolate, caramel, crackers...  Yeesh, what don't I like?  Seaweed, edamame, and fake meats.  That's what I steer away from!

     

    10/2/19

     

    Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? 

    Indie nail polish is my current obsession!  I'm particularly drawn to flakies right now, but I also love multichromes and holos.  Oh!  And magnetics.  Thermals are neat, too, although I'm trying to limit my acquisition of those to one a month since they will stop transitioning after a certain too-short amount of time.  Color-wise, I wear just about anything other than pinks and nudes, and I'm especially drawn to non-traditional colors, like olive and mustard.  Think '70s Tupperware or grunge.  As far as specific brands/shades, I'm coveting anything from the Bee's Knees or Don Deeva AHS collections, anything form the Lemming Lacquer Chilling Adventures of Sabrina collection, the Night Owl Marauder's Map duo, or Nine Zero's Singer Auto Salvage.

     

    Does anyone else do nail wraps?

    I have *cough* dozen wraps from Espionage Cosmetics.  I'm set for a good long while!

     

    What about postcards?

     

     Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)?

     

    How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt. 

    I like salt a little too much!  One of my favorite swap goodies was salt from the salt mine on Avery Island, aka the place where they make Tabasco.  Finally, a Tabasco-related product that isn't too spicy for me!

     

    10/1/19

     

    A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)  

    Any fiber issues?

    Just that it needs to be soft and not itchy against my skin.

     

    About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else! 

    Answered in the BPAL spoiler section above.

     

    Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc)

    I'm not super boozy, but when I do go in that direction, it's hard cider or something that involves rum!  I don't drink beer, and I'm not into wine aside from this one particular pasta sauce I make.  Local/indie stuff is always my jam whether we're talking about yarn, makeup, beverages, or pretty much anything else.

     

    9/30/19

     

    do you have a favourite saying or quote?

    If you're going through hell, keep going. (Winston Churchill)

    Measure once, cut twice. (My grandfather was a carpenter, and that was his motto.)

     

    How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit?

    Uh, can we go negative?  I'm *not* a spice person.  At all.  I love savory, but spicy is a whole different story.

     

    How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom?

    I like the idea of them, and then I get one, and it just sits on my shelf untouched. 

     

    9/29/19

     

    Rituel de Fille archive sale?

    Missed this question earlier, but it would have been a pass anyway.

     

    Tarot or oracle decks?

    I collect tarot decks!  I've never had a used one, but either would be okay.  (I've preordered the Golden Art Nouveau deck set to be released on Amazon in early October, but that will be the last one I will be buying for a while.)  I don't have any experience with oracle decks, but I would be interested in them.

     

    Pigment samples

    I really, really don't need any.  But I *want* them!  I collect Notoriously Morbid multichromes and am currently in gimme mode for mini sizes of Autumnal, Unshriven Dead, Yesferatu, Harbinger of Doom, Heralds of Death, Death (from the Endless collection), Delirium, Dream, and Despair.

     

    9/28/19

     

    Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share?

    Listed above.

     

    And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size?

    Wrist:  I don't wear bracelets.  Necklace:  I love long dangly stuff!  Not navel-long, though.  Bosom-long, I guess.

     

    Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy?

    Earl's Paradise, Vicky's Sponge Cake, Peach Cobbler

     

    Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??  

    I think I'm set right now!

     

     is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy?

    Dancing Skeleton travel mug, Halloween pasta

     

     

    9/26/19

     

    Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? 

     

    Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches? 

     

    9/23/19

     

    Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths?

    Social Justice Paladin, Storge.

     

    Would you like anything from Lush?

    Comfort Zone shower bomb, Happy Hippy or Olive Branch shower gel, Glow Worm Fun.

     

    9/22/19

     

     

    Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love?

    If I'm wandering through the aisles just browsing, my eye is immediately drawn to shower gel.

     

    Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love?

    Incense!  And local honey.

     

    Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive?

     

    9/20/19

     

    I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested? 

    Sure!  I'm really curious about them, but I can't bring myself to spend that much money on something I haven't tried before.

     

    Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands?

    Sure!  But nothing with non-physical exfoliants.  I had a Bad Experience with glycolic acid a few years ago and am now very, very afraid.

     

    Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated? 

    I *love* their leggings!  They're my default option when I'm just hanging out at home.  Anything not-slashed and not-cropped involving skulls or bats in a size 2 are my particular jam.  If they were to add new Harry Potter, Marvel, or Doctor Who options, those would be great, too. 

     

    What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?)

    ·         animal rescue

    ·         pie

    ·         dogs

    ·         bears

    ·         turtles

    ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…)

    This is quite possibly the hardest question on here!  These are all awesome. 

     

    I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations?

    I'm set for Seattle.  London or Paris:  Nothing in particular, although that's mainly because I just don't know what awesome goodies they have that I might covet if I knew about them.

     

    Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie.

     

     

    9/18/19
     
    Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/

    I would love to try their whipped soap, bubbling sugar scrub, or body cream!  Scent-wise:  Four & Twenty Blackbirds, Bell Book & Candle, Clotted Peach Cream, Dust Witch, or Shadow Show.

     

    Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of?

    Not really.  I get my fill from streaming sources nowadays.

     

    Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)?

    I crochet, so I'm set for scarves and hats, but little bitty kitty toys seem to be out of my skill set!

     

    Do any of these knitted items appeal to you?

    Easy Fingerless Mittens

     

    How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)?

    Very positive.

     

  22.  

    Maybe for the in-thread questions I'll try this thing out where folks sort their answers out by date...

     

    9/20

    Will do condensed versions of certain questions because I think my original questionnaire was pretty equivocal on certain topics. With that in mind, I don't do horror movies at all and am not really interested in owning movies in general, I don't have much of a use for knitted things (exceptions will be noted when appropriate), and I am definitely fine with used items, of which thrift store items are a large subset. 

     

    So... what specifics does that leave...

     

    Future Primitive: 

    The Cordwainer, Rook & Raven, Sparklebox, Sylph, Tombstone, and Marshmallow Eggnog sound like nice scents. As for actual products, I looked at the soap bars but many of them seem to be in scents that were not on the scent list. So I guess you can use your judgment about those, dear Witch! I can always use bar soap! Whipped soap seems promising too... again, any of the scents I listed, anything you think I'd like, or Opium Den. 

     

    Out of yewberry's list of possible knitted items, the "Rikke Slouch Hat" does appeal to me. It probably wouldn't be worn often if I received it, since I wear warm hats approximately twice a year and already have at least two, but I would still like it.

     

    Rituel de Fille:

    So... I think I talked about my feelings about eyeshadow in my original questionnaire? The eye soot is definitely the best fit for me from this site. Looking at the ones listed, Cassiopeia looks the most amazing, but they all look pretty nice. 

     

    Trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands?

    Prettymuch only if they're face masks, I'm otherwise happy with my current skincare regimen (Lush: Coalface, Tea Tree Water, Grease Lightening, Vanishing Cream).

     

    Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated?

    Probably going to have to come back to this one. I like that ridiculous kitty-eared corset, but I would never wear/use something like that these days (I wore stuff like that as outerwear when I was 19, but don't now that I'm 38... no judgement on others' behavior/presentation implied, just speaking for myself) so please don't get it for me! 

    Update: 

     

    9/21/19

    NEW QUESTION:

    I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations?

    Anything would be great if it's in line with my already-stated preferences... the only specific thing I can think of is that we like medium-roast coffee... whole bean or ground are both fine. 

     

    Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie.

    All of the above are fine though I'm not sure I'd like apple pie kitkats specifically. As for other snax, I always mention Meltykiss chocolate treats and never get any... used to order them from jlist/jbox back in the day. Hope that helps! 

     

    [Also, have updated the Torrid question above and the info about things I like on etsy.]

     

    9/23

     

    Liliths:

    Storge, Health Goth, My Tiger, Social Justice Paladin, and Utter Sophistication sounded best to me, I'd love decants. The last 2 are the most likely to work on me, I think.

     

    Lush:

    I'm interested in basically any bubble bar out there, they are probably your best bet. Bath bombs are okay too, I love Hi Ho Silver but am open to others as well. Any of the shower gels/jellies/slimes would be great (except for the Naked shower gel, not into that format), but my favorites of the currently-available ones are The Olive Branch and Rose Jam. For facial products Coalface is a pretty safe bet because my husband and I both use it. I currently use D'Fluff for shaving but would be interested in trying their other shaving products. Finally, the Silky Underwear dusting powder is also a favorite.

     

    Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love?

    So I feel like I was pretty clear about this in my original questionnaire. I will reiterate that I can definitely use bar soap (preference to ones that are somewhat local to my Witch, in scents/with ingredients my Witch thinks I'd like), and also enjoy sheet masks (the single-use packaged face masks that are available everywhere these days). And I know I mentioned my love for nail polish and went into specifics about that as well.

     

    Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive?

    I know I was pretty comprehensive about this stuff too in my original questionnaire. The only specific beloved snacks I can think of that I didn't explicitly mention in my questionnaire are dark chocolate covered blueberries (we usually buy containers of these at Trader Joe's, but just found out they are also available in the bulk section of my local grocery store), and the stuff that's usually sold as "Giant Peruvian Inca Corn" or similar. It's another thing that we usually buy at Trader Joe's (I think they call it "Inka Corn?") but I have also seen a similar product at Whole Foods. It is sort of like the classic gas station snack, Corn Nuts, but the corn is even bigger and usually just has salt instead of whatever weird flavorings that are usually on corn nuts. Hmm... if you have access to curry paste (red or green) that is NOT Thai Kitchen brand, that'd be cool... I can only get that brand easily, and it's a pale imitation at best of real curry paste. Bulk items: if you have access to nutritional yeast as a powder rather than flakes, that'd be cool... even the health food stores here seem to only have it in flake form these days, and I prefer it as powder because I put it on popcorn before popping (yes, I know I could just whirl the flakes in my spice grinder or food chopper, but that's an extra step). Finally, I do need a new flexible silicon spoon and silicon spatula for cooking/baking, but I'm pretty picky... for the spoon I like a slightly angled bowl (I hope that's what the wide part of a spoon is called, anyway) rather than totally straight, and for both I'd like the handles to not be humongous because they'd be going into a holder with various other implements. Hope that helps! (I may give some more thought to spices later, or may ask or wait for a Penzey's question, I haven't decided yet. So watch this space as usual!)

     

    9/28/19

    Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy?

    Again, I will really only use tea in bag form at this point, so I am looking at what is available in tea bags on the site. The Liquor-licious Licorice sounds nice. The Early Grey Creme sounds amazing. I would definitely try the Nearly Nirvana as well. 

     

    Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors?? 

    No thanx. 

     

     is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy?

    Love World Market. I always buy a bunch of ridiculous snax there, but also enjoy some of their decorative and kitchen items. Use your judgement but I could easily do a shopping spree there, and I have a hard time buying less than $50 of stuff every time I go. I can't think of any particular items and brands other than Clearly Canadian and New York Seltzer, but I understand that you may want to get something less heavy than those since we're talking about items to be mailed. :)

    There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com)

    Andromeda eye soot looks amazing.

     

    9/29:

    Not interested in tarot/oracle decks, or (makeup) pigment samples, unfortunately. 

     

    In happier news, I was feeling bad about only mentioning things that'd be difficult to mail in the World Market question yesterday, but couldn't remember any specific products to list in addition. But then I remembered Crunchie, which I've bought there from time to time, so that's a thought, not that they don't have plenty of other interesting chocolate bars as well.... 

     

    9/30

    Quotes I like

    BKS Iyengar: "The hardness of a diamond is part of its usefulness, but its true value is in the light that shines through it."

    or one I dunno the attribution of: "If you find a solution and become attached to it, that solution may become your next problem."

     

    Not interested in coloring books, sorry. 

     

    Adding to what I said in my original questionnaire about spicy foods

    I know I addressed in my original questionnaire that I don't like things that are just spicy for the sake of spicy, so I think that should cover this? I do order my Indian food, etc., medium spicy, and enjoy eating plenty of salsa of various spice levels when I eat/cook Mexican food and such, but I don't enjoy eating stuff like hot wings or jalapeno potato chips or whatever, and generally only use Sriracha, Tabasco, etc. as recipe ingredients rather than adding them to finished dishes to up the spice level. 

     

    10/1:

    Also here to sing the praises of Greenwoodtree's penuche....

     

    So for the boozy question, another one that I answered thoroughly in my original questionnaire. So yes, anything from hard cider to straight whiskey is cool with me, and ditto to the unusual variations. I/my household don't drink much though, like sometimes it takes us a month to go through a six-pack of beer or several years to go through a bottle of rum. The liqueur we go through the quickest is probably Frangelico because it gets added to milk, coffee, hot chocolate, etc., but we have an almost full good-sized bottle currently. 

     

    And yeah, Weenies

    So I couldn't request getting a handful of decants: 

    Perfumes: The Listeners (sounds perfect!), Flesh of my Flesh, Pumpkin Spice Antikythera Mechanism (this one was mostly for my husband but I'm a bit curious too)

    Hair Gloss: Just a tiny decant of Picturesque Figures since I have more than a lifetime's worth of hair gloss already

    Atmo Spray: got an ounce of the Undead Home one, sounds amazing! 

     

    But... second tier, of stuff I'm curious about but didn't spring for, so Witch, feel free to snag some decants for me if you'd like:

    • Candy Corn Snake Oil
    • Popcorn Ball Snake Oil (so curious!)
    • Come Sister
    • Sea of Wonders
    • Sleeping Draught
    • Anthocyanin

     

    10/3

    Yes, I'd love baked goods, caramels, and catnip.

     

    But still no on knitted/crocheted wearables in general, I'm afraid.... 

    (And I just realized that there was a question from izile about whether anyone else does nail wraps... I personally don't.)

     

    Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits?

    I might need to give some more thought to needed supplies. I know I could use some chili powder from Penzey's... I currently have/am running low on the Regular Chili Powder and Ancho Chili Pepper. I'd also try the Medium Chili Powder. But I'm sure there's other stuff....

     

    What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites?

    I'm pretty sure that some of the snax I've mentioned already are... "accidentally vegan," I think is the term... like the Giant Peruvian Inca Corn. And there's other stuff around that I enjoy like the bags of crispy spiced chickpeas and such. I did receive a plethora of vegan chocolate bars from a past Witch and yeah, some of them did seem to be a bit past their prime/dry, but that can be the case with the ones that include dairy as well. So I'm certainly not going to reject all vegan snax out of hand, but I'm not sure there's something specific that I've been leaving out....

     

    How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt. 

    I do buy fancy salt from time to time, but I'm not really interested in flavored salt (smoked, spicy, etc.), and have a big bag of flake style sea salt already that I use for topping baked goods and such, so I'm not sure if I really need any right now....

     

    About utilitarian needs or whatever, I know I've already mentioned some (like hand soap and some cooking utensils and such), so I should be covered there....

     

    10/7

    So I thought of another thing that'd possibly fit in the spices/utilitarian area: vanilla bean paste. I needed some for a recipe awhile back and couldn't get any in my town, so just used extract. Again, I have access to the extract and the actual beans, so it's just the paste that I really need. 

     

    On to questions:

     

    How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?

    We usually have a bowl of candy ready to hand out, but usually don't get trick-or-treaters, or only have one or two. 

     

    Do you dress up?

    I wore cat ears to work last year, but other than doing something easy like that, I don't usually dress up these days. 

     

    Would you like something for your costume?

    n/a

     

    And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks? 

    Another thing I was fairly descriptive about in my original questionnaire. To recap, I only wear socks ~10x per year and have a drawer overflowing with them. And I do have a couple of pairs of Halloween socks already, so that's probably enough for me.

     

    Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas?

    Art of Tea: I'd try the "Pyramid Teabags" in Earl Grey Creme, White Coconut Creme, English Breakfast, Mint Green Tea, Orchid Oolong, or Jasmine Reserve. Adagio Teas: Would try teabags of Blueberry White or Oolong Goddess. 

     

    I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing?

    No thanks.

     

    10/8

    How do you feel about enamel pins?  Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent?

    I do like them, and in my blog entry I even linked to a couple of specific ones that I like on etsy. If you see a different one you think I'd like though, go for it, dear Witch! I actually just bought a couple of new jackets last weekend, so I guess they need pins. 

     

    10/10

    Witches and Witchees, what is your T-shirt/shirt of choice Size?

    Mens/unisex sizes: usually M, possibly L

    Womens sizes: usually L, possibly XL

    Juniors/babydoll sizes: usually XL, possibly XXL

    For example, in regular BPAL ladies' tees, I need an XXL, but in their tissue tees, I just need an XL.

     

    (If you're unsure, I'd go with the larger of the two sizes for each category)

     

    10/12

    Witchee, are you interested in any kinds of things from the Blood Moon Botanica update?

    The Breast Massage oil and the Pain/Healing salve sound interesting.

     

    also I took some beading classes and have been making bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.  Would you be interested in any?  If so, how big is your wrist or how long would you like your bracelet?  Any preferred styles of beads?

    a.I'm not against beaded items by any means, but would have to know more about the style of the items to know whether I'd wear them... there is a link in the question but since I'm not on Ravelry it doesn't work for me. So... maybe?

    b. This info was in my original questionnaire

    c. There are so many styles of beads that it would be hard to narrow things down. I guess the beaded earrings I wear most often are either seed beads, semiprecious stones, or mother of pearl type stuff, if that helps. 

     

    10/13

    If I was to donate to an animal rescue on your behalf as the "lucyboo" component of this swap, is there one in particular that you would choose? 

    To answer my own question just in case, I'm thinking maybe this one, though there are many other good choices. I got my sweet kitty Marisol there many years ago (summer 2002 I think), and we were the best of friends until she passed away 3 years ago. :heart:

     

    10/15

    Hmm... I think I already talked about Halloween candy but I can try to consider whether there is anything else should add. I like these things but as far as I can tell from googling, they aren't available in snack size this year, just in full size bars. I'd take a full size bar though! 

     

    As for Lush Christmas stuff... wow, so many! 

    Fly Me to the Moon

    Happy

    Chris the Camel

    Yog Nog or the shower gel version

    Holly Golightly

    Polar Bear Plunge

    Santas Workshop

    Golden Pear

    Shoot for the Stars

    Polar Bear Nose

    Jingle Bells

    Night Bloom

    Snowman Dreaming

    Don't let the Bells End

     

    10/18

    If you were my witchee, would you enjoy home made (canned) preserves?  I'm going home to Can All The Things & I'm thinking some bananas foster butter/sauce might be a nifty thing for you.

    Yes please! Though I think my husband would probably hoard that butter/sauce if he found out about it....

     

    10/20

    Las Vegas: I'm another person who hasn't been and isn't into gambling. Yes, I know there is a bunch of other cool stuff going on there these days such as good restaurants. But I don't really know how that'd translate to this swap. The only thing I can think of is a penholder/paperweight like this (I was wondering if there were Las Vegas themed ones and apparently yes because that's basically all that came up in my search even though I usually see them at beachy destinations) if you come across one.

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