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  1. I started collecting about 15 years ago, went on hiatus in 2009, and never really picked it back up (apart from the odd purchase direct from the Lab, mostly refills of Snake OIl). Here are the ones I'm keeping. It's heavy on limited editions because that's what always seems pressing to keep -- I always feel like if I want a GC, I can just order it from the Lab, but LEs I have to hoard. (And Snake Oil I have to cellar!)

     

    BOTTLES

    BPTP exclusive La Fee Verte (2005) -- 1 10mL bottle and 1 5mL decant -- "Sugared wormwood, hyssop and melissa with calamus, angelica and Dittany of Crete, blended with a Bohemian perfume of vanilla musk, honey absolute and Moroccan spices"

    BPTP exclusive Naughty or Nice: Snow Angel (2005) -- 1 bottle, 90% -- "Cherubic spun sugar with a hint of lemon, sparkling peach, and floral tea"

    • (2008 resurrection) 1 decant, 50%

    BPTP exclusive Naughty or Nice: Fee (2005) -- 1 bottle, full -- "A buoyant, dulcet blend of vanilla, sunflower, carnation, honeydew, peach blossom, lychee, oakmoss and white tea"

    Carnaval Noir: Snake Charmer (2005 original release, paper label) -- 2 partial bottles, 30% and 10% (10% has lost its label); 1 decant, 60% -- "Arabian musk and exotic spices slinking through Egyptian amber, enticing vanilla, and a serpentine blend of black plum, labdanum, ambrette, benzoin and black coconut"

    • Snake Charmer (first resurrection, I think 2007?) -- 1 partial bottle, 10%
    • Snake Charmer (second resurrection) -- 1 bottle, full

    Carnaval Noir: Midway (2005 original release, paper label) -- 1 partial bottle, 75%; 1 decant, 80% -- "A bombardment of edible carnival indulgences. Funnel cake, caramel apple, cotton candy, salt water taffy and sugar tart"

    Ingenue (2004) -- 1 10mL cobalt bottle, 30% -- "Wild clover and gentle melon interlaced with violet leaf, water lilies, smooth wooden notes, and blushing rose"

    Lunacy: Bitter Moon (2006) -- 1 bottle, full -- "Nepal poppy, lotus root, wild rose, and blue hibiscus with blackberry, tonka, sage, lavender, peony and vetiver"

    Lupercalia: Smut (paper label, I think pre-2006 first release) -- 1 partial bottle, 75%; 1 decant, 75% -- "Three swarthy, smutty musks sweetened with sugar and woozy with dark booze notes"

    Monster Bait: Closet (pre-2006) -- 1 bottle, full; 1 decant, 50% -- "Bourbon blackberry buttercream over red velvet cake."

    Monster Bait: Underpants (pre-2006) -- 1 bottle, 90% -- "Sexy sugar-smeared saffron sandalwood over lickable vanilla cream with a splash of butter rum"

    Perversion (pre-2006, paper label cobalt bottle) -- 1 partial bottle, 25% -- "Smoky rum and black tobacco with a whisper of steamy leather with a splash of crystalline chardonnay, layered over a sensual, sweet, and deceptively magnetic base of tonka"

    Single Note: Siberian Musk (2012) -- 1 partial bottle, 60%

    • (pre-2006 original single note series) 1 decant, full

    Snake Oil -- (2015) 1 partial bottle, 30%, kicking myself for not stocking up! -- "A blend of exotic Indonesian oils sugared with vanilla" OR "deep, rich earthy notes swirled with vegetal musks, sugared vanilla bean, and dark spices"

    • (August 2006) 1 decant, 30% I made myself one decant from my first-ever bottle of Snake Oil. Holy &%*#.
    • (pre-2019 direct from Lab) 1 imp, full
    • (2019 reformulation) 4 bottles -- won't even touch these until they are 5 years old (2024). We will see how they stack up to the original.
    • (2022 reformulation) 2 bottles -- can't touch these till 2029

    Snow, Glass, Apples (2008) -- 1 bottle, 60% -- no note description

    Yule: Skadi (2004 original release, paper label cobalt bottle) -- 1 partial bottle, 25% -- "The Snow-Shoe Goddess, Giantess, the Norse embodiment of winter. Frost-rimed winter berries, crisp pine needle, and a slush of bright snowy notes

    Voodoo Queen (2006) -- 1 partial bottle, 60% -- no note description

     

    IMPS/DECANTS (not listed above)

    BPTP exclusive ???? - Snowblind (2004) -- 1 partial decant, 30% -- "The perfect vanilla mint"

    • (2008 resurrection) 1 partial decant, 50% interestingly, these decants have aged totally differently. the 2004 edition is still light and delicate, while the 2008 resurrection is much heavier on the vanilla and has become dark and viscous

    BPTP exclusive Trick or Treat: Treat #1 (2007) -- 1 partial decant, 50% -- "A super-sweet, glittering mountain of crushed hard candy: watermelon, pink lime, lemon, strawberry and piles upon piles of crystalline sugar"

    Carnaval Noir: Freak Show -- 1 decant and 1 partial decant, 80% -- "fig, pomegranate and cocoa bean with lemon, bergamot, vanilla, mellow honey musk, calamus and tonka"

    Snow White (2004 original release) -- 1 partial decant, 10% -- "flurries of virgin snow, crisp winter wind and the faintest breath of night-blooming flowers" I should probably buy a full bottle of this from the Lab

     

    TAL AND VOODOO BLENDS, BOTTLES AND DECANTS

    Arabian Nights -- 1 bottle, full

    Bat's Blood -- 1 near-empty bottle, drops only -- very old squat cobalt bottle from 2004

    Bend Over -- 1 partial bottle 30%

    Black Cat -- 1 bottle, full

    Blessings of Isis -- 1 bottle, full

    Block Buster -- 1 partial bottle, 75%

    Caliph's Beloved -- 1 bottle, 90%

    Charisma - 1 bottle and 1 partial bottle, 30%, the latter an old paper label bottle

    Clean the Air -- 1 bottle, full

    French Creole -- 1 bottle, 95%

    Hymn to Pan -- 1 bottle and 1 partial bottle, 20%, the latter an old cobalt bottle

    Magnet -- 1 bottle and 1 partial bottle, 10%

    Mantle of Venus -- 1 bottle, 85%

    Radiance of Ra -- 1 bottle, full

    White Light -- 1 bottle, full

     

    Aunt Caroline's Money Bag -- 1 partial decant, 60%

    Aunt Caroline's Money Draw -- 1 decant, 80%

    Determination -- 1 partial decant, 10%

    Fiery Wall of Protection -- 1 partial decant, 40% dates from 2008

    Horn of Plenty -- 1 imp direct from lab, full

    Ouroboros -- 1 decant, full dates from 2008

    Queen -- 1 partial imp direct from Lab, 60%

     

  2. Updated Questions 6/12

    1. Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving?
    I’ll leave it to your discretion.  I think there’s a list under the Yule swap.   Always willing  to try teas, snacks... chocolate.  The apitate toothpaste was fun to try.

    2. Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin?
    Not quite a true green thumb and not quite a black thumb… ok a black thumb with succulents… yeah don’t ask they died horribly.  I can grow roses and other plants with no issues.  Always looking for pretty irises or glads in shades of burple or white or mixed.  

    3. How many books is too many books?
    Lol that is a trick question!

    4. Plushies
    ❤️ plushies mostly dragon plushies.  I have a two headed on from Gargoyles.

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

    2) Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (
    https://www.dammann.fr/en/#)

    - I can't think of anything I would need from Paris, but unique local items from anywhere are always cool!

     

    3) Is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?  Obviously no promises; but if I don't know what to look for, I certainly won't find. 

    - Wild growing rue, agrimony, or mushrooms, dead bugs, bones, birds nests, rocks ❤️

     

    4) If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most?

    Yes! I think confidence, calm, self love, etc would serve me now

     

    5) Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic?

    At the time of writing this my Sprite has already purchased me some and they are sooooo cool! (I'm so sorry I'm so behind, Sprite!)

     

    6) I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there?

    - See my note above re: Paris. :)

     

    7) Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)?

    -Ohhhh yum! 

     

    😎 Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences?

    Sure!

     

    9) Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams.

    - I would maybe wear arm warmers in the winter but I'm notoriously bad at accessorizing myself properly for cold weather. In the case that I am smart enough to remember to pull them out and wear them, a long pair of black ones would look nice with my aesthetic!

     

    10) Seeds, y/n?

    Sure! I am still struggling to learn how to keep baby plants alive but I can only get better! (but obviously don't spend a lot because it's like a 70/30 chance I'll kill them)

     

    11) Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size?

    No thanks

     

    12) Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have?

    I'll always take more! I have: The Earthbound Oracle, the Wheel of Fortune deck, The Fountain, Creature's Secrets Animal Divination Cards, The Illest Tarot, Rana George Lenormand, Cartes de Visite 2019, Arcana of Astrology, The Playing Card Oracle: Alchemy Edition, Mildred Payne's Oracle of Black Enchantment, the Somnia Tarot, and a Welcome to Night Vale tarot.

     

    13) What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/

    Love!

     

    14)  Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece?

    Always! It will go directly onto my wall :) I think my 'style' is communicated pretty well in my questionnaire.

     

    15) Is custom yarn of interest to you?

    That's so cool but I don't do anything with yarn :)

     

    16) Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it?

    Sure! I'm a Leo moon and sun and Pisces rising. :) (I usually identify more with Pisces in most cases but have that Leo pride!)

     

     

    Knitted washcloths: I'm probably good on those! But the textile colors in my kitchen tend towards southwestern/new mexican colors (greens and peaches and oranges).

     

    Penzeys: I LOVE them! My favorites are Fox Point and Mural of Flavor but I got a sample size of Forward and it's soooo good, I want to get a jar. I also need thyme, lol.

     

    Chocolate?: I don't have a huge sweet tooth but I do like little delicate or decadent truffles. I think I mentioned in my questionnaire that I'm a fan of weird flavored chocolate like rose or herbal. Nice truffles are good.

     

    I realized today something I failed to mention in my ?naire-- I am running low on my Red Fig and Patchouli hair gloss! And ran out of Shub Niggurath hair gloss! :) I use tons of hair gloss, I know some people can only do one or two sprays or their hair gets greasy- I do like ten pumps at least after a shower :x 

     

    New question: Do you want anything for your vehicle? Like bumper stickers or magnets?

    I just got a Fringe Division sticker, and Captain America "on your left" decal. I also have a "my kids have four paws" and a Colorado x Pride paw print magnet. My car is a bright green Kia soul named Elphaba! Decals or magnets work for me in any of my nerdy or witchy interests!

     

     I took a "viking knitting" class (which is really wire weaving) and can now make necklaces and bracelets.  Would you be interested in either one?

    What color wire would you like? What length would you want (on either or both?)  

    Oh yes I quite like that chunky style. Necklace length would have to be over 18" (maybe 17 as a choker) and adjustable if possible (i.e. a toggle and chain end) for bracelets. I like silver, but black, teal, and purple work too.
     

    Leather?

    I prefer vegan, but I won't throw it away or not use it if I get something in leather.

     

    I am afraid to send chocolate in this heat.  What other things might you enjoy?

    As others have mentioned, caramels and (vegetarian, obvz) marshmallows would be nice!

  4. skyelyric
    Latest Entry

    5/30/22

     

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


    Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#)

     

     

    5/31/22

     

    I recently discovered Khamila Luna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them?

     

    is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?  

     

    do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest? 

     

    If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most?

     

    Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic?

     

    What's your favorite creature?

     

    Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences?

     

    I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there?

     

    Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)?

     

    Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences?

     

    6/1/22

     

    If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate?  n/a

     

    Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period?

     

    Anything you want from the UK?

     

    Seeds, y/n?  YES

     

    Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner?  skincare yes, lotions are always great

     

    Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size?

     

    Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have?  I have technically two decks, both gifted through BPAL swaps. :D  I have a teeny Rider-Waite (like 1" tall cards) and the Ostara deck, which I was just gifted this spring and am slowly making friends with.  I don't know that I need another deck at this point, but any good resources related to how to read (online, in book form, whatever) would be lovely, since I'm pretty much a novice.

     

    What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/

     

    Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged?  Love both

     

    I make arm warmers.  I make them from sweaters I thrifted.  They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors.  They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter.

    If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors.  Solids are more generally elegant, Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish.  Long?  Short?  Cashmere?  Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams.

     

    6/2/22

     

    PBSW Summer collection is live!!!  Anything catch your eye?

     

    6/4/22

     

    It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following?
     

    The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen)

     

    Working Class Coffee

     

    Philly Nuts

     

    222 Creations

     

    Carol's Epiphany

     

    6/5/22

     

     

    I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece?

     

    If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee?

     

    What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I like both styles for different reasons

     

    6/6/22

     

    Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?)

     

    I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you?

    - If so, colors? I have various weights of wool, sport and dk cotton, cotton thread in 3/2 and 5/2, and light fingering weight bamboo rayon that dyes like a dream


    My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin???

     

    My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like?
    https://www.garbageforgood.com/

     

     

    6/8/22

     

    Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it?

  5. ziggystardust13
    Latest Entry

    Catching up on some summer swap questions. Hope you have a great week!

     

     

    If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate?

    -->
    My bday is in April so not during this swap

     

    Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period?

    -->
    N/A

     

    Anything you want from the UK?

    -->
    Not specifically that I can think of

     

    Seeds, y/n?

    -->
    Yes

     

    Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner?

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

     

    Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size?

    -->
    sure! Size medium will usually work. No preference on style or thickness

     

    Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have?

    -->
    I've never used tarot but am not opposed to it and curious about it.

     

    What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/

    --->It's not really my thing

     

    Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged?

    --->
    I like both!

     

    I make arm warmers.  I make them from sweaters I thrifted.  They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors.  They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter.

    If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors.  Solids are more generally elegant, Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish.  Long?  Short?  Cashmere?  Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams.

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

    Paintbox Question:

    --->
    Journey in Satchidananda soap looks divine

     

    I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece?

     

    sure!

     

    If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee?

     

    any! I love floral anything and I'm all about bees. Love them

     

    What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away?

     

    Ninja :ninja:

  6. 5/30/22

     

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


    Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#)

     

     

    5/31/22

     

    I recently discovered Khamila Luna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them?

     

    is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?  

     

    do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest? 

     

    If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most?

     

    Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic?

     

    What's your favorite creature?

     

    Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences?

     

    I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there?

     

    Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)?

     

    Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences?

     

    6/1/22

     

    If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate?

     

    Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period?

     

    Anything you want from the UK?

     

    Seeds, y/n?

     

    Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner?

     

    Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size?

     

    Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have?

     

    What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/

     

    Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged?

     

    I make arm warmers.  I make them from sweaters I thrifted.  They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors.  They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter.

    If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors.  Solids are more generally elegant, Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish.  Long?  Short?  Cashmere?  Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams.

     

    6/2/22

     

    PBSW Summer collection is live!!!  Anything catch your eye?

     

    6/4/22

     

    It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following?
     

    The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen)

     

    Working Class Coffee

     

    Philly Nuts

     

    222 Creations

     

    Carol's Epiphany

     

    6/5/22

     

     

    I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece?

     

    If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee?

     

    What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I like both styles for different reasons

     

    6/6/22

     

    Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?)

     

    I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you?

    - If so, colors? I have various weights of wool, sport and dk cotton, cotton thread in 3/2 and 5/2, and light fingering weight bamboo rayon that dyes like a dream


    My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin???

     

    My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like?
    https://www.garbageforgood.com/

     

     

    6/8/22

     

    Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it?

     

    6/12/22

     

    what do you think of plushies?

     

    Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving?

     

    Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin?

     

    How many books is too many books?

     

    6/13/22

     

    I’m knitting up washcloths right now. Would you like some?


    any spices you need/want?  I’m fleshing out a Penzey's order!

     

    your feelings on chocolate?  Milk chocolate, Dark chocolate, White chocolate? with or without nuts? How about truffly goodness?  

     

    6/17/22

     

    Do you want anything for your vehicle? Like bumper stickers or magnets?

     

    any interest in Japanese fashion-ish items? (kanzashi hair pins, and other things made form old kimono fabric, fans, tenugui, etc?)

     

    6/21/22

     

    Would you use cbd infused bath products? 
     

    What colors are your kitchen stuffs? 
     

    If I knitted up a scarf/shawl/something in the wearable area what colors would you like and please be pretty specific so I can see if my yarn stash makes this feasible (or if @twilighteyes or @winterblizzard has stash that does and I can barter) k please thanks 

     

    —->. One big box or a couple starting now??

     

    How close to the final deadline would you prefer to receive your package?  Should we try to squeak as close to August 31st as humanly possible, or would it be okay to send the package earlier?

     

    6/22/22

     

    I am afraid to send chocolate in this heat.  What other things might you enjoy?

    Gourmet lollipops?  Handmade Marshmallows (not by me LOL)?  Flavored cotton candy? other ideas?

     

    do you have any reservations about wearing leather, like in an accessory?? 

     

    So I took a "viking knitting" class (which is really wire weaving) and can now make necklaces and bracelets.  Would you be interested in either one? 

    IF SO

    What color wire would you like?  (silver, gold, copper, blue, purple, yellow, green orange, black, turquoise, pink, so many colors.)   I have THIS PACK among others.

    What length would you want (on either or both?)  

    What kind of fasteners do you like best (lobster claw, toggle clasp, magnetic?) and color of fasteners?  (silver, gunmetal, copper, gold?)

     - some of the toggle clasps come in cool shapes.

    Do you think a larger chunky one like a torc or a slimmer one?  I can draw the wire down to different sizes with my draw plate.

     

    6/30/22

     

    Does any August Uncommon black tea sound good to you?  (or any of their other tea as I now have 20% off coupons forever and will share!)

     

    7/5/22

     

    So apparently there's this cute little outdoor market here that sells locally made dishcloths and similar- would you be interested in having some tea towels or similar from Portugal, dear Spritz?

     

    How much do you guys like hats?

     

    7/10/22

     

    Would you like some smallish bottles of Rose Petal Liqueur, Lavender Vanilla Bean Liqueur, or Plum Brandy?  (all homemade.)

     

     

    7/22/22

     

    Anything look appealing from the Nocturne Alchemy gemstone scent drop today?

     

    How about the BPAL Dragon*Con Peaches?

     

    7/29/22

     

    Tea, coffee, sweets, biscuits, etc. from Europe.  Is there anything you would be interested in, sprite?   https://matreshkadeli.com

     

    8/10/22

     

    would you have any interest in receiving a vintage martini glass or two?

     

    8/12/22

     

    My peacock is shedding his feathers as the mating season has ended. Would you like some peacock feathers?

     

    Also, I have loads of herbs right now and a dehydrator. Would you like any peppermint, spearmint, licorice mint, sage or oregano that I grew?

     

    How about a few sprigs of fresh lavender?

     

     

  7. 5/30/22

     

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


    Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#) Those fancy fruit jellies or marrons glace? But if you're in Paris, pop over to London!

     

     

    5/31/22

     

    I recently discovered Khamila Luna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them? Coconut Lime or Vanilla Raspberry scrubs

     

    is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?   I feel like there is but I can't work out what!

     

    do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest? I think my questionnaire answered this

     

    If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most? Not for me, thanks

     

    Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic? I have a lot of really nice dice and a bag to put them in, and I still laze out and roll on my phone

     

    What's your favorite creature? Cat, octopus, lizard

     

    Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences? We have a stupidly large collection already

     

    I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there? Maybe an interesting spice blend?

     

    Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)? Yes but I don't think you can ship internationally

     

    Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences? Yes, absolutely

     

    6/1/22

     

    If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate? Probably a nice meal from dishpatch.co.uk

     

    Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period? n/a

     

    Anything you want from the UK? A better, more responsible government that feeds its people instead of wasting a billion pounds on a party for the richest woman in the country? Please?

     

    Seeds, y/n? I can only have them from the UK/EU I think. I always love organic (not F1) veg seeds

     

    Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner? No, I have quite a lot. Shower gel is the only thing like that I need

     

    Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size? No thanks, I have loads and yet never wear them

     

    Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have? Not for me

     

    What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/ I love the Night Garden cat and blue mushroom prints

     

    Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged? I prefer bagged

     

    I make arm warmers.  I make them from sweaters I thrifted.  They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors.  They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter.

    If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors.  Solids are more generally elegant, Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish.  Long?  Short?  Cashmere?  Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams. - Stripes, shorter length, and blue/green/purple or rainbow

     

     

    6/2/22

     

    PBSW Summer collection is live!!!  Anything catch your eye? - not at the moment

     

    6/4/22

     

    It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following?
     

    The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen) - lemon thyme salt or raspberry orange syrup

     

    Working Class Coffee - no thank you

     

    Philly Nuts - onion & garlic cashews, buffalo ranch cashews, tequila lime pistachios, pineapple habanero cashews

     

    222 Creations - no thank you

     

    Carol's Epiphany - no thank you

     

     

    5/30/22

     

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


    Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#)

     

     

    5/31/22

     

    I recently discovered Khamila Luna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them?

     

    is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?  

     

    do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest? 

     

    If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most?

     

    Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic?

     

    What's your favorite creature?

     

    Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences?

     

    I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there?

     

    Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)?

     

    Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences?

     

    6/1/22

     

    If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate?

     

    Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period?

     

    Anything you want from the UK?

     

    Seeds, y/n?

     

    Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner?

     

    Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size?

     

    Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have?

     

    What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/

     

    Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged?

     

    I make arm warmers.  I make them from sweaters I thrifted.  They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors.  They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter.

    If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors.  Solids are more generally elegant, Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish.  Long?  Short?  Cashmere?  Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams.

     

    6/2/22

     

    PBSW Summer collection is live!!!  Anything catch your eye?

     

    6/4/22

     

    It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following?
     

    The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen)

     

    Working Class Coffee

     

    Philly Nuts

     

    222 Creations

     

    Carol's Epiphany

     

    6/5/22

     

     

    I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece?

     

    If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee? I do like bees, and irises

     

    What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I like both styles for different reasons - I would like to know eventually, but other than that I have no preference

     

    6/6/22

     

    Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?) yes

     

    I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you?

    - If so, colors? I have various weights of wool, sport and dk cotton, cotton thread in 3/2 and 5/2, and light fingering weight bamboo rayon that dyes like a dream - no thank you


    My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin??? no thank you

     

    My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like?
    https://www.garbageforgood.com/

    No thank you

     

    6/8/22

     

    Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it? No thanks - it's cancer and I've already had enough of that!

     

     

    6/12/22

     

    what do you think of plushies? I like them but they tend to all turn into cat toys

     

    Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving? Savoury food

     

    Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin? I love pretty outdoor pots but am aware that they are heavy to ship. I can't have indoor plants because my cats are assholes.

     

    How many books is too many books? I don't understand the question!

     

    6/13/22

     

    I’m knitting up washcloths right now. Would you like some? No thank you


    any spices you need/want?  I’m fleshing out a Penzey's order!Chana masala mix

     

    your feelings on chocolate?  Milk chocolate, Dark chocolate, White chocolate? with or without nuts? How about truffly goodness?  Truffly goodness, milk or white. I like fine ground nuts but whole nuts or big chunks are difficult

     

    6/17/22

     

    Do you want anything for your vehicle? Like bumper stickers or magnets? I don't drive

     

    any interest in Japanese fashion-ish items? (kanzashi hair pins, and other things made form old kimono fabric, fans, tenugui, etc?) A fan or anything from old kimono fabric including a kimono

     

    6/22/22

     

    I am afraid to send chocolate in this heat.  What other things might you enjoy?

    Gourmet lollipops?  Handmade Marshmallows (not by me LOL)?  Flavored cotton candy? other ideas? Marshmallows & fudge

     

    do you have any reservations about wearing leather, like in an accessory??  No

     

    So I took a "viking knitting" class (which is really wire weaving) and can now make necklaces and bracelets.  Would you be interested in either one?  A slimmish torc necklace would be nice

    IF SO

    What color wire would you like?  (silver, gold, copper, blue, purple, yellow, green orange, black, turquoise, pink, so many colors.)   I have THIS PACK among others. Blues, greens, silver, bronze

    What length would you want (on either or both?)  50cm

    What kind of fasteners do you like best (lobster claw, toggle clasp, magnetic?) and color of fasteners?  (silver, gunmetal, copper, gold?) No fastener on torc styles

     - some of the toggle clasps come in cool shapes.

    Do you think a larger chunky one like a torc or a slimmer one?  I can draw the wire down to different sizes with my draw plate.

  8. 5/30/22

     

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


    Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#)

    I'm not a tea drinker...

    and not sure what I'd need from Paris which could actually be brought home... like all the cheese and pastries but that's both impractical and in some cases illegal so... maybe a magnet??

    I totally collect fridge magnets... not even necessarily FROM places... I think there's a photo somewhere of my fridge for example.  I'll try to find it and update this with a link

     

    5/31/22

     

    I recently discovered Khamila Luna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them? the foaming sugar scrub... any flavor

     

    is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?  ooooooo i love this... whatever inspires you, honestly.  I love rocks, bones, sticks, leaves... yes... whatever momma nature has for me, I'm about it... just... no worms/caterpillars... they squick me out

     

    do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest? 

    I only regularly wear rings on two fingers but I WOULD wear them on all others but the rings I have dont really work for that... I'd LOVE some small thin silver rings...

    Left hand: 5, 7, 8, 9.5, 10.     Right hand  4.5, 7, 8, 9, 10. (I own a thin ring sizer lol)

     

    If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most?

    a: sure. b:  I'm really focused on two main things right now...#1  I'm working on my personal health - I'm awfully out of shape and desperately need to motivate myself to work out... cardio mostly which I hate so much especially since its a million degrees here yet still somehow stupidly humid.  and I am terrible about eating.  like not that I eat terribly... I DON'T eat, but thats a whole thing for another time... and #2 I'm trying to move my family to Mexico/South America in the next 5-10 years so I have to figure out where exactly we wanna go and how we're going to afford it so some spiritual guidance on that would be great 

     

    Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic?

    I don't dice

     

    What's your favorite creature?

    Biscuits.  closely followed by Gravy.  

    beyond those specifically... I love jackalopes, El chupacabra; mermaids (especially the dragging men to their deaths kind); i like owls... cephalopods... horses... sloths... snakes.. lizards...

    I'm one of those most likely to die petting something I shouldn't types so...

    you know,.. all the things...

     

    Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences?

    comics and graphic novels bug me... I can't figure out how to read them and it frustrates me.  yes I know they are an art form sort of geared towards NOT reading as much...but I don't follow them... 

     

    I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there?

    I would like you to take me with you.  Hablo espanol casi perfecto y puedo traducir para uds. :)

     

    Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)?

    no thanks

     

    Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences?

    absolutely!!!

     

    - If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate?  it's not so n/a

     

    - Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period? so... I have temporarily taken down my alter(s) because Gravy is 6 months old with all that that implies... flowers, candles, shiny rocks, etc are all just.too too tempting for her 

    NORMALLY I do an alter refresh (because I probably haven't don't much since DDLM because I'm a lazy pagan)... and then try to just do something i really enjoy, outside, preferably in or near water for the day...

     

    - Anything you want from the UK? IDK... weird snacks I cant get here??

     

    - Seeds, y/n?  I will try to grow them... but I'm not sure how much success I'd have.

     

    - Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner? no

     

    - Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size? no

     

    - Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have? not really into tarot but i appreciate the art of the decks.

     

    - What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/ cute!!

     

    - Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged?  I prefer coffee.  

     

    arm warmers: I make them from sweaters I thrifted.  They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors.  They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter.

    If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors.  Solids are more generally elegant, Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish.  Long?  Short?  Cashmere?  Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams....

    so... i don't typically have much USE for arm warmers as I live in Texas BUT... I am traveling a bit more now than in the past AND for those 12ish days of winter we get here in Central Texas, I would LOVE some cashmere arm warmers... black or grey(s)... or maybe a nice deep red or purple... or any combination of them (pretty much ONLY wear black as was thoroughly stressed in my questionnaire BUT because SO much is #allblackeverything colors I like creep in in the accessories)

    I will ONLY wear them occasionally but I will LOOOOOOOVE those occassional days...

    someday (5ish years!!) I'm going to live on a mountain in Mexico or Panama or CR where it gets coolish on the regular!!!!

     

    6/3/22

     PBSW Summer collection 

     

     

    It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following? *waves to Philly friend*

    a. The Rod Homestead :Potato Leek Soup (though I get that it might suck to ship LOL) The Golden Milk(!!!), truffle salt; basil salt, mint sugar, vanilla bean salt, vanilla extract

    b. Working Class Coffee  I love coffee... all the coffee... coffee flavored coffee preferred 

    c. Philly Nuts - most things look awesome... I love cashews, macadamia, pine nuts... less so almonds and I don't love peanuts/peanut butter (except like reeses pb cups LOL) I don't really love super spicy anything but a hint of hot is cool...

    d. 222 Creations - I like all of the flame painted bracelets and the cuff style enamel ones are cool.  

     e. Carol's Epiphany -not really my style 

     

    I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece?

     a. If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee? I love dragonflies.  bees are cool, too, though.

    there was a hanky in Marfa that said "cum rag" in embroidery that they wanted $25 for.

    robbery.

    it made me laugh though.

     

     

    What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? 

    I definitely prefer to try and guess though I'm REALLY bad at it especially if not given outright clues.  However, I feel it should really be about YOUR preference as as GIVER an so... its really entirely up to you.

     

    27. Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?)

    there is no shame!!! LOL. I love penises. and boobs. and vags.  send me all the smutty smut

     

    28. I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you?

    only because I could regift it to @twilighteyesLOL. I don't do any sort of fiber arts.  I really don't do any crafting at all.

     

    Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it?

    Sure... aquarius... and I can give all the other sorted deets too... I've had my chart done... and have a gift of another i NEED to cash in... ugh... life... just nudge if you want that Sprite...

     

     

     

    6/12/22

     

    what do you think of plushies? cute... but honestly I really want less stuff... 

     

    Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving? I don't know what to ask for in this realm... but in general I like fun stuff LOL

     

    Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin?  OMG YES GIMME ALL THE PLANTS and plant things...

     

    How many books is too many books? In a perfect world, no such thing... but I'm trying to minimize so I like things digitized (it rhymes!)

     

    6/13/22

     

    I’m knitting up washcloths right now. Would you like some?

    actually, yes I could use 1-2


    any spices you need/want?  I’m out of a lot of basic shit so sure... spice me. (I have... *gasp* NEVER TRIED them ... the brand... I've obv tried spices... )

     

     

    

     

    6/13/22

    your feelings on chocolate?  Milk chocolate, Dark chocolate, White chocolate? with or without nuts? How about truffly goodness?  

    dark chocolate... nuts are ok but prefer no nuts... definitely no fruit at all ever

    truffly goodness is awesome

    however... if you send it to me its probably going to arrive liquified because of the heat here

     

    6/17/22

    Do you want anything for your vehicle? Like bumper stickers or magnets?

    I love stickers and magnets but probably wouldn't put them on the car

     

    any interest in Japanese fashion-ish items? (kanzashi hair pins, and other things made form old kimono fabric, fans, tenugui, etc?) I don't know enough to be interested.  I'm not NOT interested I just don't know what any of that stuff is

     

    6/21/22

     

    Would you use cbd infused bath products? SHOWER products yes but I don't take baths... but Im a pothead so CBD or THC in anything is fine (though the latter is still technically illegal in TX not that I care)
     

    What colors are your kitchen stuffs? I don't understand the question...

    my plates are solid white

    my counter tops are 1970s orange formica 

    most everything I buy is black
     

    If I knitted up a scarf/shawl/something in the wearable area what colors would you like and please be pretty specific so I can see if my yarn stash makes this feasible (or if @twilighteyes or @winterblizzard has stash that does and I can barter) k please thanks 

    I feel like if you are my Sprite I have covered this subject well for you

     

    —->. One big box or a couple starting now?? don't care

     

    How close to the final deadline would you prefer to receive your package?  Should we try to squeak as close to August 31st as humanly possible, or would it be okay to send the package earlier?

    whenever is fine... but in general I like them closer to the deadline

     

    6/22/22

    I am afraid to send chocolate in this heat.  What other things might you enjoy?

    Gourmet lollipops?  Handmade Marshmallows (not by me LOL)?  Flavored cotton candy? other ideas?  I like hard candy things like lollipops.  I LOVE boba to DIY boba tea (but have straws to last 7 lifetimes so... please, just boba... no straws) I've never tried handmade marshmallows.  Flavored cotton candy is yummy but only in small doses because its pure sugar... 

    um... COFFEE?!?!!!  I adore nuts - cashews and macadamia nuts and pecans are my favorites... Mostly I just like plain raw nuts but a lightly candied pecan is a nice thing...

    pistachios are great too... and sunflower seeds... LOOOOOOOVE (shelled) sunflower seeds.  I don't like to have to crack them and spit out the shells though so I prefer them already shelled.

     

    do you have any reservations about wearing leather, like in an accessory?? nope. :). I wear leather 

     

    So I took a "viking knitting" class (which is really wire weaving) and can now make necklaces and bracelets.  Would you be interested in either one? yes

    IF SO

    What color wire would you like?  (silver, gold, copper, blue, purple, yellow, green orange, black, turquoise, pink, so many colors.)   I have THIS PACK among others.

    silver or black 

    What length would you want (on either or both?)  no clue... 

    What kind of fasteners do you like best (lobster claw, toggle clasp, magnetic?) and color of fasteners?  (silver, gunmetal, copper, gold?) lobster claws tend to stay on me the best

     - some of the toggle clasps come in cool shapes.

    Do you think a larger chunky one like a torc or a slimmer one?  I can draw the wire down to different sizes with my draw plate.

    I generally like chunkier

     

     

  9. 6/22/22

     

    I am afraid to send chocolate in this heat.  What other things might you enjoy?

    Gourmet lollipops?  Handmade Marshmallows (not by me LOL)?  Flavored cotton candy? other ideas?  Yes to all of the above, though I think both marshmallows and cotton candy may melt in my climate right now :(.  It's supposed to get to over 100 several times this week. My husband and son are HUGE gummy candy fans (bears are their favorites, but worms and other shapes are welcome)

     

    do you have any reservations about wearing leather, like in an accessory??   Nope.  

     

    So I took a "viking knitting" class (which is really wire weaving) and can now make necklaces and bracelets.  Would you be interested in either one?  Sure!

    IF SO

    What color wire would you like?  (silver, gold, copper, blue, purple, yellow, green orange, black, turquoise, pink, so many colors.)   I have THIS PACK among others. silver, copper, blue, purple, black, or turquoise would probably be best.

    What length would you want (on either or both?) I'm open, but bracelets should be small  

    What kind of fasteners do you like best (lobster claw, toggle clasp, magnetic?) and color of fasteners?  (silver, gunmetal, copper, gold?)

     - some of the toggle clasps come in cool shapes.  any style - I'm a big gunmetal fan, but silver and copper are cool too.

    Do you think a larger chunky one like a torc or a slimmer one?  I can draw the wire down to different sizes with my draw plate.  I tend to go for slimmer stuff!

     

    6/21/22

     

    Would you use cbd infused bath products?  Sure
     

    What colors are your kitchen stuffs?  Blue and yellow
     

    If I knitted up a scarf/shawl/something in the wearable area what colors would you like and please be pretty specific so I can see if my yarn stash makes this feasible - I think I've been super specific about my color preferences in my questionnaire, but poke me if that's not the case

     

    —->. One big box or a couple starting now??  whatever is easiest on you!

     

    How close to the final deadline would you prefer to receive your package?  Should we try to squeak as close to August 31st as humanly possible, or would it be okay to send the package earlier?  Don't care!  


     

     6/17/22

     

    Do you want anything for your vehicle? Like bumper stickers or magnets?  No thanks

     

    any interest in Japanese fashion-ish items? (kanzashi hair pins, and other things made form old kimono fabric, fans, tenugui, etc?) sure!  Any are fine.  I do enjoy a good hand fan (it's hot down here)

     

    6/13/22

     

    I’m knitting up washcloths right now. Would you like some?  sure!  I'm more likely to use dishcloths that body cloths, though


    any spices you need/want?  I’m fleshing out a Penzey's order!!  I may or may not be in trouble with my family for having too many spices, which will not stop me from getting more!  We regularly use cumin, ground bay leaf (powder, not whole), garlic powder,  thyme, and paprika (smoked and regular).  I enjoy trying spice blends especially curry powders and things like ras al hanout where it's a blend of "the best" spices in a store.  As far as what I'm actually low on right now, I could use baking mixes (e.g. pumpkin pie spice, gingerbread spice, apple pie spice, chai spice, etc)

     

    your feelings on chocolate?  Milk chocolate, Dark chocolate, White chocolate? with or without nuts? How about truffly goodness? anything but white

     

    6/12/22

     

    what do you think of plushies? fine but not really my jam.  I'd say my kid would love them (it's true!), but I also just had an extended bed time argument about why we moved his stuffed animals to make his bed, so maybe we have enough?

     

    Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving? Sure!  I don't know enough to have specific requests, but I love goodies from places I don't live. 

     

    Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin? So, we're black thumbs who just purchased a house previously owned by a serious gardener.  Nothing is salvageable plant wise, but we have three raised beds to fill, amongst other things.  I would love some wood chimes, advice on something cheap to buy to fill the "browns" need for the compost tumbler we just bought, fool proof seeds for flower pots and meadow type areas, and/or smart/durable gardening tools.  We do not know what we're doing, and our weather is pretty extreme.  For now, we're sticking with mint on the theory that it's weed-like enough to survive us.  Did you know their are insects that eat mint leaves?  I didn't.

     

    How many books is too many books?  Is this a trick question?

     

    6/8/22

     

    Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it?  No thanks

     

    6/6/22

     

    Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?)  Yes, also adult art in general though we're not currently displaying it on our walls

     

    I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you?

    - If so, colors? I have various weights of wool, sport and dk cotton, cotton thread in 3/2 and 5/2, and light fingering weight bamboo rayon that dyes like a dream  - I like petting pretty yarn, but I don't actually now how to do any yarn based crafts.  


    My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin???  Sure!  We're very fond of azulejos.  Otherwise, whatever you think fits my other tastes.

     

    My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like?
    https://www.garbageforgood.com/  That's super cool, and I have nowhere to put it

     

     

    6/5/22

     

    I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece?  Sure, small or useful (like a bag, bookmark, or other usable item) is best

     

    If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee?  I love bees, summer symbolism of all kind is cool though

     

    What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I like both styles for different reasons - any and all, just have fun


    6/4/22

     

    It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following?  Hooray farmers' markets!
     

    The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen) - any of the simple syrups, vanilla extract, and maybe the lip balm?  I'm always disappointed by lip balms, but my lips are a mess these days.

     

    Working Class Coffee  I generally prefer ground, but I'd try the working class blend

     

    Philly Nuts  Butter toffee almonds, honey roasted peanuts, salted almonds, salted pistachios, any of the nut butters. We eat a lot of nuts, so I'll just say that, in general, we like honey roasted, toffee, and cocoa or chocolate covered nuts for sweet nuts.  Plain salted for savory nuts (other than hot boiled peanuts, but you can't ship those).  We don't each cashews but all other nuts are ❤️

     

    222 Creations this is pretty https://www.etsy.com/listing/922448426/copper-enameled-black-crescent-moon?click_key=1ede5e9ae4ca8c7e24a77105abcb4fa24a23846f%3A922448426&click_sum=064d095a&ref=shop_home_active_12&frs=1

     

    Carol's Epiphany lot's of close but not quite stuff there.

     

    6/2/22

     

    PBSW Summer collection is live!!!  Anything catch your eye? Hmm, not much from summer, but here's summer +spring+GC. Red Cow, #DoYouMind, or After-Winter Bath Streusel would be fun.

    I'm curious about Flufferbutter (Clean Slate is my fave cleanser, but we had some trouble with ants in the bathroom at our last house that made it difficult to use).  Maaaaybe Fantasticake! Sorbetto.  The scent sounds fun, but I'm not sure I want to risk ants in the new place. 

     

    6/1/22

     

    If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate?  It's not.  I was always super jealous of people with summer birthdays.  Pool parties with only the people you like and no pressure to invite everyone from your class?  Yes please

     

    Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period? Nope

     

    Anything you want from the UK?  Nothing specific, though, again, I love local to you stuff.

     

    Seeds, y/n?  Sure!  Wildflower type stuff is always welcome and anything that thrives on heat and neglect.

     

    Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner?  I think I answered this in the questionnaire, but let me know if I missed anything

     

    Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size?  Maybe?  Over the knee/thigh high socks or stockings (and a dang garter belt - now I'm distracted by https://www.thistleandspire.com/ and https://www.pipandpantalaimon.co.uk/ instead of answering these questions) would be more of use since I can't be bothered to wear tights these days.  I don't shave and live in a very hot place, so opaque but breathable is ideal.

     

    Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have?  No tarot, please

     

    What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/  not really my jam

     

    Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged? either!

     

    I make arm warmers.  I make them from sweaters I thrifted.  They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors.  They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter.

    If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors.  Solids are more generally elegant, Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish.  Long?  Short?  Cashmere?  Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams.  Black and/or red, elbow-ish or a bit shorter, not too warm since it's hotter here than other places.

     

    5/31/22

     

    I recently discovered Khamila Luna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them?  No thanks!

     

    is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?  Hmm, nothing comes to mind, but my son is a collector of odd items from nature

     

    do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest?  Nope, just my wedding ring

     

    If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most?  Please do not send items with intent

     

    Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic?  My husband loaned his to someone who hasn't returned them, so sure.  His old ones were red, but we're not picky.

     

    What's your favorite creature?  Maybe dogs?

     

    Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences?  I love webcomics and have been known to enjoy a comic here or there.  

     

    I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there? Nothing in particular, but I love items that are local to you or picked up while you're travelling

     

    Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)?  Not hot peppers, but the rest sound good.

     

    Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences?  Yum!

     

    5/30/22

     

     Does anything, scent and / or product-wise, catch your eye from the Haus of Gloi summer drop? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/summer) [you're free to pick stuff NOT from Summer as well, of course! ;) ]
    I haven't gotten anything from her in years, so sure!  Archipelago, Beguiled, Hummingbird, Zazz, Blueberry Tart, and Lemongrass Ice Cream sound lovely.  Minis are best.  Whipped soap, bubbling scrubs, sugar scrubs (maybe - we had issues with bathroom ants at the end of our time at the last house.  I love sugar scrubs but don't love ants), pumpkin butter, and hair oil would all probably get some use.

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

     

  10. 5/30/22

     

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


    Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#)  You are speaking my language!  I would love pins from France, crafts, interesting scents/perfumes, and especially teas.  The Tisane Bali, Tisane des Merveilles, Tisane du Roy, L'heure Douce have my mouth watering!

     

     

    5/31/22

     

    I recently discovered Khamila Luna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them? Those foaming scrubs look interesting, especially the mango and coconut.  I would also be open to any of the soaps except the peach ring one (I had an unfortunate experience when I was a teen, where I was eating peach rings, eating pasta, and drinking wine.  It ended with me unexpectedly vomiting all over myself, so I associate peach rings and their smell with that incident.)

     

    is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?  Oh, I would love anything wildcrafted, from salves to oils, especially anything to do with healing inflammation, pain, headaches, cramps, or inducing dreams or meditative states.

     

    do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest? I wear them rarely, and only on my middle fingers (and sometimes on my pointer fingers/thumbs when I go out dancing.  I think I range from 7-9.

     

    If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most? Absolutely!  I would love TAL oils, spiritual items, feathers, stones, high-vibration items, etc. I would love road openings, wealth/gains, creativity, imagination, meditation, dreams, and spiritual awakening

     

    Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic? I'd make room for some slime green sparkly iridescent dice.  

     

    What's your favorite creature? Kelpie, kitsune, bakeneko (and various yokai).  Demon spirits or entities like Baba Yaga speak to me.  And anything that relates to raven, crow, or cat.

     

    Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences? I do, especially interesting graphic novels.  I'm more of a Dark Horse or indie comic label kind of gal. 

     

    I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there? Yes!  Foods, flags, anything coqui frog related, anything related to the culture, especially Taino, would be treasured.  My husband's family is in part from Puerto Rico and Taino, but he's never been and he feels sadly disconnected from him culture.  

     

    Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)? Sure!  No chai or hot pepper, but berry, cherry, mints, citrus, or unusual flavors like cactus and basil would be fun.

     

    Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences? If you can make it with cassava or tapioca flour, sure. 

     

     

    6/1/22

     

    If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate?  Nope, but my husband's birthday is the 21st and our 14 year wedding anniversary is the 28th.  

     

    Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period? I celebrate Pride and the summer solstice.  

     

    Anything you want from the UK?  Yesss!  I would love tea from Harrods or other earl grey blends from smaller shops.  Bring on the enamel pins and patches from various historic sites.  I would love some of those awesome Scottish biscuits (for Tony) as well.  

     

    Seeds, y/n? Totally, yes.

     

    Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner? Sure, but more natural.  No SLS, parabens, pthalates.

     

    Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size?  Sure.  I'm usually a C/Q because I have big hips and thick thighs.  I love goth-themed tights (although no pentagrams or satanic imagery as that's not my flavor of goth).

     

    Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have? I have 5 at the moment.  I would love an oracle deck, though. 

     

    What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/ Okay, all the stationary and stickers, please. Lol, any here would be amazing.  They are absolutely my aesthetic. 

     

    Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged? Loose leaf!

     

    I make arm warmers.  I make them from sweaters I thrifted.  They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors.  They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter.

    If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors.  Solids are more generally elegant, Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish.  Long?  Short?  Cashmere?  Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams. If you can somehow make fishnet/netting/ripped style ones in black, yes.  Just no angora or wool. 

     

    6/2/22

     

    PBSW Summer collection is live!!!  Anything catch your eye? Journey in Satchidananda Hot Process Soap

     

    6/4/22

     

    It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following?
     

    The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen)  Truffle salt would be nice. 

     

    Working Class Coffee No

     

    Philly Nuts No, although if you want to get Tony something, he loves flavored nuts.

     

    222 Creations No

     

    Carol's Epiphany No

     

    6/5/22

     

     

    I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece? Sure!

     

    If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee? A thistle, dead rose, a bat, cat, or crow!

     

    What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I would love a reveal at the end, but I'm open.

     

    6/6/22

     

    Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal? Absolutely.

     

    I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you? No thank you.  

    - If so, colors? I have various weights of wool, sport and dk cotton, cotton thread in 3/2 and 5/2, and light fingering weight bamboo rayon that dyes like a dream


    My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin???  Yesss!  Teas, spices, enamel pins and patches, art books, small art pieces or crafts that are local.  ❤️

     

     

    My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like?  No thank you.
    https://www.garbageforgood.com/

     

     

    6/8/22

     

    Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it?  Perhaps if you can get into the more esoteric stuff about my houses.  I'm Aquarius Sun, Virgo Moon, Sagittarius Rising, Aquarius Mercury, Capricorn Venus, Aquarius Mars, Libra Jupiter, Libra Saturn, Scorpio Uranus, Sagittarius Neptune, Libra Pluto, Lilith Scorpio, Leo N Node.  House 1 is ASC Sagittarius,  II is Capricorn, III is Pisces, IV is Aries, V and VI are Taurus, VII is Gemini, VIII is Cancer, IX is Virgo, X is Libra, and XI and XII are Scorpio.  I don't really know much about my houses or Lilith/Nodes.  I'm not sure about squares or anything like that. 

     

    6/12/22

     

    what do you think of plushies?  Sure, especially evil, gothic, or pissy/annoyed kitty types. 

     

    Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving? All the things?  Tea, tea, more tea.  Maybe some masks, a delicious skin cream, sakura or matcha Japanese scents or lip balms, anything ume, any Japanese or Korean crafts.  You seriously can't go wrong here.  

     

    Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin? I'd love some more succulent starts.  

     

    How many books is too many books?  Infinity +1?  You are asking the wrong person.  I have 60 books sitting on my floor for a "to read" pile, but I gladly welcome more.  I try to go through 50-80 a year, so I am always looking for new books. 

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    5/30/22

     

     Does anything, scent and / or product-wise, catch your eye from the Haus of Gloi summer drop? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/summer) [you're free to pick stuff NOT from Summer as well, of course! ;) ] Nothing in particular strikes me.


    Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#)  From the tea shop-FRUIT INFUSION - CARCADET FRAISE PISTACHE, FRUIT INFUSION - PASSION FRAMBOISE

     

     

    5/31/22

     

    I recently discovered Khamila Luna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them? Not really, thanks.

     

    is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?  Oh little bits and bobs, interesting small sticks, dried moss.  I love forests!

     

    do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest?  Only my wedding rings.  I have bad metal allergies.

     

    If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most? Not really, thank you.

     

    Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic? Don't do rpg, sorry.

     

    What's your favorite creature? Dogs, cats, goats, squirrels.  I love all animals with all my heart.

     

    Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences? No, thank you.

     

    I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there?  That hot pepper mix they sell on the side of the road in Bacardi bottles.

     

    Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)?  Not really into whiskey but I love hot peppers so maybe that one?

     

    Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences?  Ummm YEAH!!!!

     

    Arm warmers?  No thanks, I'm in Florida :)

     

    PBSW Summer Release-  Red Cow scrub or perfume oil look interesting.  I love cola.

     

    Po
     

     

    Anything you want from the UK? biscuits, LUSH

     

    Seeds, y/n? no thanks, I'm inept

     

    Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner? maybe shampoo bars or solid conditioner

     

    Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size? no thanks

     

    Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have? I don't use them.

     

    Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged? Either one.

     

    6/4/22

     

    It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following?
     

    The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen)  maybe a simple syrup and suggestions on how to use?  I don't drink.

     

    Working Class Coffee  Any dark roast

     

    Philly Nuts  Any sweet or spicy nuts are welcome

     

    222 Creations no thanks

     

    Carol's Epiphany no thanks

     

    6/5/22

     

     

    I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece? Sure

     

    If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee?  A bee or a tulip or daffodil.

     

    What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I like someone who is in contact with me through emails or ecards but you don't need to reveal til the end.

     

    6/6/22

     

    Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?) not really my thing

     

    I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you?  I think it is beautiful but don't have the skills to do anything with it.

    - If so, colors? I have various weights of wool, sport and dk cotton, cotton thread in 3/2 and 5/2, and light fingering weight bamboo rayon that dyes like a dream


    My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin???  Interesting snacks

     

    My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like?
    https://www.garbageforgood.com/  I like the style but have little space for artwork

     

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    Does anything, scent and / or product-wise, catch your eye from the Haus of Gloi summer drop? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/summer) [you're free to pick stuff NOT from Summer as well, of course! ;) ]
    Hummingbird, Archipelago, Beguiled and U=Pick, Blueberry Tart, Lemongrass Ice Cream in any of the product categories I tend to like (whipped soap/body butter/foaming scrubs/soap) all sound lovely. 


    Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#)

    Oh my goodness. I am honestly overwhelmed by the tea choices, but I love fruity flavored black teas and fruit infusions, so you can't really go wrong with those. Otherwise, macarons, chocolates, cheese? I'm blanking on my Parisian gifts. 

     

    I recently discovered Khamilaluna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them?

    Honestly, almost all of the soaps look right up my alley, other than a couple of super floral ones. 

     

    Dear Swapee, is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?  Obviously no promises; but if I don't know what to look for, I certainly won't find. 

    I really love pretty stones.

     

    Also, second question, ring sizes, obviously fingers are all different sizes, even on the same hand - do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest? 

    I'm pretty set for rings.

     

    If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most?

    No thank you.

     

    Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic?

    They will get stolen by my son, but sure, if they are really interesting and unusual.

     

    What's your favorite creature?

    Cats, bats, corgis, spiders, snakes, penguins, owls, corvids, octopi

     

    Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences?

    I love comics and definitely. All of that info is in my goodreads in terms of what I already have. 

     

    I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there?

    This is my question, but generally, I'm up for jewelry, travel mugs or water bottles, magnets or other little trinkets from your travels. 

     

    Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)?

    Also my question, but I want all of the alcohol infusions.

     

    Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences?

    Absolutely. 

     

    - If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate?

    I was all over the map with what I want to do this year, but as it happens, we have been gifted tickets to AwesomeCon, so we'll be doing that. Plus I'm making Roach's 40 Orange Glaze Cake (https://twitter.com/sambaschutte/status/1517315078650884096).

    - Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period? I do not. 

    - Anything you want from the UK? I am always up for UK sweets, although summer is probably not the best time to be sending me aero bars. 

    - Seeds, y/n? No thank you.

    - Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner? Other than sheet masks or eye cream, no thank you. Or lightweight moisturizer with at least 35 SPF.

    - Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size? Sure - I prefer relatively lightweight, dark colors, patterns, fit roughly US 14-16.

    - Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have? I already have a couple of decks and don't really need more. 

    - What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/ I love it! I would definitely get use out of notecards, postcards, stickers, or the weekly planner. I'm not overly into the witchy designs (pentagrams, wands), but the ravens, skulls, memento mori designs are amazing. 

    - Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged? Bagged is more portable and convenient, but I am fine with loose leaf and have plenty of strainer baskets and such. Now that I'm only in the office a couple of days a week, this distinction is much less meaningful. 

     

    I make arm warmers.  I make them from sweaters I thrifted.  They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors.  They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter.

    If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors.  Solids are more generally elegant, Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish.  Long?  Short?  Cashmere?  Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams.

    These sound delightful. Stripes and colors in my favorites sound good in soft blends.

     

    PBSW Summer collection is live!!!  Anything catch your eye?

    Weirdly, not much from this one.

     

    It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following?
    The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen)

    I would LOVE Orange simple syrup or Grenadine, vanilla extract, and the sugars all look interesting.

     

    Working Class Coffee -coffee is always welcome

    Philly Nuts Ooh, honestly, just about any of the flavored nuts, especially anything fruity/spicy or a little sweet

    222 Creations  These are lovely, but not really my style

    Carol's Epiphany I really love the calla lily style earrings here.

     

    I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece?

    Sure! I'd love something in one of my fandoms or featuring a favorite animal or a skull or something.

     

    If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee?

    I do love bees and butterflies and beetles, along with calla lilies and yellow roses and tree flowers like cherry blossoms or dogwood flowers.

     

    What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I like both styles for different reasons

    Whatever is most fun for you. 

     

    Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?) Sure!

     

    I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you? No thank you.

     

    My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin???

    I love vhino verde, but it might be of questionable legality to send me a bottle. Likewise, local liquors, German beer, etc. :lol: Generally, spices, sweets, stickers. Painted tiles from Portugal? 

     

    My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like? I like this work a lot, but I don't have a lot of wall space, so I should pass. 

     

    Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it? Maybe if it were something subtle. I am a gemini and find astrology interesting, but don't really believe in it. 

     

    what do you think of plushies? I absolutely love plushies. My daughter and I collect tentacle kitty plushies and I have a little collection of arogumi made by folks for me over the years. 

     

    Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving? I am always up for Japanese Kit Kats in fun flavors and other snacks and my kiddo will love any kawaii inspired items. I also like Korean sheet masks.

     

    Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin? I am absolutely a black thumb. 

     

    How many books is too many books? I legitimately have too many physical books, but there is no such thing on a general level. 

     

    I’m knitting up washcloths right now. Would you like some? I would likely use them as dishcloths, but definitely.


    any spices you need/want?  I’m fleshing out a Penzey's order! I love Penzey's New Curry and Vietnamese Cinnamon.

     

    your feelings on chocolate?  Milk chocolate, Dark chocolate, White chocolate? with or without nuts? How about truffly goodness?  I went into a great deal of chocolate detail in my survey, I believer, but generally, milk, white, dark is my order of preference. I like nuts with other things (think cadbury fruit and nut) and truffles are fab. 

     

    Do you want anything for your vehicle? Like bumper stickers or magnets? Maybe magnets if they are super in my interests. Stickers will likely go on my guitar case, although I'm rapidly running out of room.

     

    any interest in Japanese fashion-ish items? (kanzashi hair pins, and other things made form old kimono fabric, fans, tenugui, etc?) Fans, yes. I don't use hair accessories. Maybe on other things? A reclaimed fabric tote bag could be cool. 

     

    Would you use cbd infused bath products? Probably not, honestly. 
     

    What colors are your kitchen stuffs? All of them? A lot of blue in dishes (we just got a full set of Calamityware last year). Cooking implements tend to be black or pretty random. There is no coherency in my kitchen. 
     

    If I knitted up a scarf/shawl/something in the wearable area what colors would you like and please be pretty specific so I can see if my yarn stash makes this feasible (or if @twilighteyes or @winterblizzard has stash that does and I can barter) k please thanks I've been really likely dark green lately. Sparkly would be wonderful.

     

    —->. One big box or a couple starting now?? Whatever works for you, with the caveat that you shouldn't mail anything until mid July at this point. 

     

    How close to the final deadline would you prefer to receive your package?  Should we try to squeak as close to August 31st as humanly possible, or would it be okay to send the package earlier?

    I don't have strong feelings one way or another. 

     

    I am afraid to send chocolate in this heat.  What other things might you enjoy?

    Gourmet lollipops?  Handmade Marshmallows (not by me LOL)?  Flavored cotton candy? other ideas?

    All of that sounds delightful. 

     

    do you have any reservations about wearing leather, like in an accessory?? Not a bit.

     

    So I took a "viking knitting" class (which is really wire weaving) and can now make necklaces and bracelets.  Would you be interested in either one? Absolutely! If there's flexibility to the weaving, then either one. If they are super stiff, then probably a bracelet. (Or earrings?)

    IF SO

    What color wire would you like?  (silver, gold, copper, blue, purple, yellow, green orange, black, turquoise, pink, so many colors.)   I have THIS PACK among others. Silver with black, green, blue, purple, turquoise (some of those, not all of them) would be fab, although a subtle pride flag could be fun. 

    What length would you want (on either or both?)  6-7 inches on bracelets. Mid length for necklaces.

    What kind of fasteners do you like best (lobster claw, toggle clasp, magnetic?) and color of fasteners?  (silver, gunmetal, copper, gold?)

     - some of the toggle clasps come in cool shapes. For bracelets, I'd want lobster claw in silver. For necklaces, toggle clasps are fine - the kitty one is adorable. 

    Do you think a larger chunky one like a torc or a slimmer one?  I can draw the wire down to different sizes with my draw plate.  Probably not super chunky for a necklace.

     

    Hats! Esp. these hats? https://foxblood.com/collections/hats Generally I am actually very much in the market for a dramatic black sunhat like the ones pictured. Bonus if it has a bow or something to hold it on my head. 

     

    Tea! Especially this tea? https://august.la/collections/black-teas? SO MANY of these look right up my alley: Bourbon Sugar, Cherry Chocolate, Bergamot Plum Earl Gray, Chili Chocolate, White Chocolate Prune, Cocoa Rose, Dirty Chai, Orange Rosemary Caramel...soooooooooo many. 

     

    So apparently there's this cute little outdoor market here that sells locally made dishcloths and similar- would you be interested in having some tea towels or similar from Portugal, dear Spritz?

    I can always use tea towels and dishcloths.

     

    How much do you guys like hats?

    I want to like hats. I really really do. But I really never wear them anymore, other than my hiking hat. I want a big broad black straw hat with a chin tie, though.

     

    Would you like some smallish bottles of Rose Petal Liqueur, Lavender Vanilla Bean Liqueur, or Plum Brandy?  (all homemade.)

    Of course!

     

    Anything look appealing from the Nocturne Alchemy gemstone scent drop today?

    No thanks.

     

    How about the BPAL Dragon*Con Peaches? Probably? I need to catch up on these.

     

    Tea, coffee, sweets, biscuits, etc. from Europe.  Is there anything you would be interested in, sprite?   https://matreshkadeli.com

    Yes? I cannot even begin to narrow it down!

     

    Vintage martini glass?

    This is my question and I'm on a mission for myself, but I love vintage barware generally.

  13. Answers to ongoing q's in the thread :)

     

    Does anything, scent and / or product-wise, catch your eye from the Haus of Gloi summer drop? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/summer) [you're free to pick stuff NOT from Summer as well, of course! ;) ]
    Those sugar scrubs look fun! Honeysuckle Incense or Archipelago or The Briar Path or Marshmallow Rose all sound lovely.


    Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#)

    WOW truly any of those teas!!! Any kind of candy would be neat, too! 

     

    I recently discovered Khamilaluna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them?

    All the scrubs and saps look delightful, especially the Oatmilk and Honey and Mahogany and Lavender!

     

    Early July, I will also be taking a trip, but to nowhere so flashy as Paris.  I'm going back to the woods.  However, middle of nowhere Mississippi does have one advantage - I can probably do some wildcrafting while I'm home.  Dear Swapee, is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?  Obviously no promises; but if I don't know what to look for, I certainly won't find. 

    Any kind of dried leaf/flower would be wonderful and very welcome.

     

    If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most?

    Sure! Anything regarding new beginnings or creativity would be especially welcome.

     

    Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic?

    No thank you!

     

    What's your favorite creature?

    Cats and moths :)

     

    Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences?

    I love them, and yes :)

     

     

    Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)?
    Certainly! Cinnamon chocolate and pepper sound nice.

     

    Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences?

    Hell yeah! I love shortbread.

     

    If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate?

    It's not!

     

    Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period?

    I don't have any spiritual holidays I celebrate over the summer, though I try to spend a lot of time outside and in the ocean if possible.

     

    Anything you want from the UK?

    An Aero chocolate bar please!

    Seeds, y/n?

    Can't use them, unfortunately, so no

     

    Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner?

    Sure -- face masks always welcome. I use Lush's Big shampoo and Roots leave-in conditioner.

     

    Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size?

    Sure! XS/S, and fleeced ones are great. Any style/color is fine.

     

    Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have?

    Yes, and sure! I have the Wild Unknown deck and an Egyptian-style deck with illustrations from Falconnier and Wegener. 

     

    What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/

    Ooh, very cool and up my alley! Love the Morteria riso.

     

    Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged?

    I do prefer bagged, but I can manage with loose leaf!

     

    I make arm warmers.  I make them from sweaters I thrifted.  They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors.  They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter.

    If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors.

    No thank you, they sound lovely but I don't think I'd wear them!

     

    PBSW summer collection

    Ooh, the shaving soap looks interesting??

     

    Anyway I have a few more questions! It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following?

    The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen)

    Any of the sugars or salts look fab!!

     

    Working Class Coffee

    If it can be ground, certainly! If not, I'll pass.

     

    Philly Nuts

    Any of the cashew or peanuts look great!

     

    222 Creations

    No thank you!

     

    Carol's Epiphany

    No thank you!

     

    My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin???

    Nothing immediately jumps to mind but I'm always down for candy from abroad!

     

    I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece?

    Would love that!

     

    If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee?

    Aw! I do love bees -- I used to pet the fuzzy bumblebees in my backyard when I was a kid, so they really do call summer to mind. Shells and honeysuckle flowers are close runners-up.

     

    What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I like both styles for different reasons.

    I don't mind! My sprite already sent me a knitting pattern on a super secret burner email account and that was fun.

     

    My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like?

    https://www.garbageforgood.com/

    Those are indeed super cool; sure!

     

     Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?)

    Totally fine!

     

    Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it?

    I'm ambivalent! And a Sagittarius.

     

    What do you think of plushies?

    Not super into them -- they will get requisitioned by the cats as toys within 24 hours of entering my home, per our contract.

     

    Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving?

    Matcha Kit Kats and/or Hi-Chews!!

     

    Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin?

    I'm moving to a new spot that has a deck and room for outside plants for the first time in my life! Where cats cannot eat them! I don't know what to do! But I would love to have some small potted plants there!

     

    How many books is too many books?

    hahahahahahaha

     

    Speaking of……I’m knitting up washcloths right now. Would you like some?  If so, what colors would go with your kitchen

    Absolutely! Cream/black/emerald green

     

    And for you Spritz - things have come in but a question for you.  I may have missed it from the questionnaire... but your feelings on chocolate?  Milk chocolate, Dark chocolate, White chocolate? with or without nuts? How about truffly goodness? 

    I love milk and white chocolate, not a fan of dark! Also very much enjoy a truffle and anything with caramel/fruit flavors/raisins in it. I like peanuts and cashews; not a huge fan of almonds or walnuts in chocolate.

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

    2) Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#)

      First off, bony voyage!  I hope you have an exceptionally amazing time, VioletChaos!

    Answering the question:  Any of the jasmines, Jardin du Luxembourg, and Osmanthe D'Or jumped out at me.  So many gorgeous-sounding teas...

     

    I recently discovered Khamilaluna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them?

    O.O All of the body creams, One Starry Night, Tangerine Dreams, Island Nectar, and Oatmeal Strawberry soaps, the Raspberry and cucumber scrubs. Bookmarking this site now... 

     

    Early July, I will also be taking a trip, but to nowhere so flashy as Paris.  I'm going back to the woods.  However, middle of nowhere Mississippi does have one advantage - I can probably do some wildcrafting while I'm home.  Dear Swapee, is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?  Obviously no promises; but if I don't know what to look for, I certainly won't find. 

    That sounds wonderful.  Hope you have a vibrant, wonderful time reconnecting!

    After thinking on it, if there were anything to catch your eye out there that you felt "Oh, that would be cool for Usagi!" then I would like that. Otherwise, if you happened across a plant or tree seed that would survive hot, hot summers, and fairly cool winters, I would love to try to grow something from native to there-- non invasive, of course. Please don't send Kudzu.  While I'm pretty sure the desert would fry it, better not to risk that... 😉 Although, a wildcrafter kudzu food or B&B thing might be cool.  It's seems like an interesting plant.

      Also, pictures.  Pictures of the nature would be lovely.

     

     

    Also, second question, ring sizes, obviously fingers are all different sizes, even on the same hand - do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest? 

    I mainly wear rings on my right middle finger, pointer, and ring, and left middle finger.  Occasionally I were a ring on my right pinkie. I think I did a range in the questionnaire... But, more specifically:  pinkie 5.5-6, ring 7, middle and pointer 8?  I think my thumb is an 8.5, just to have all the digits on there.  

     

    If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most?

    a) Yes, that would be awesome, and b) healing, strength, adaption, perseverance-- not necessarily for me, but for the environment and my plants and trees in particular.  Our effect on the environment and the weather pattern fall out has been a bit stressful on the living things around here. 

    Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic?

    Is it wrong that I don't tabletop, but would love some dice?  The more-sided the merrier! I would love any dice in clear or translucent, with things inside.

     

     

    What's your favorite creature?

    Nature: Hedgehogs, cats, bats, California roof rats, seals, otters, sea dragons, jellyfish, PYGMY HIPPOOOOS; I met the most adorable tiny bearded dragon in Petsmart today... I like animals, in general.

    Supernatural: Dragons, Kelpies, Frank, and most of the other Beasts in the Fantastic Beasts movies,

    Humanoid supernatural: Mermaids, Selkies, Domovoi, Rusalka, Dryads, Naiads, Nereids, Fae.  I'm very much Faerytale people positive.

     

    Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences?

    Yes, I like reading comics, graphic novels, manga, manwha, and most anything with either pretty pictures or interesting stories. Yes, I would love comics I have not read-- though I do have a significant backlog of manga right now.

     

    I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there?

    Wow!  Have a wonderful trip! I would love to see pictures of the beaches, or the plants.

    Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)?

    If it would be good to bake or cook with, certainly, your suggestions sound aromatic and lovely.

    Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences?

    I *would*, but we are heading into the warm time of year-- and by warm I mean hovering in the 110* for weeks at a time. Anything that is meltable will likely melt before I can get to it. :(   On reflection, please, no shortbread.

     

     

    If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate?

    My birthday is not during the swap, just a lot of unbirthdays. ;) 

     

    Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period?

    I'll be marking Midsummer.

     

    Anything you want from the UK?

    I would, but those things are rather meltable (see: Cadbury's Marvelous Creations jelly popping candy bar).  If, for some reason, you happen into a Tesco, I would adore a box of their Blackberry Nettle tea/infusion, if they still carry it.

     

    Seeds, y/n?

    Seeds are always a yes.

     

    Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner?

    Skincare: always.  Shampoo and Conditioner: no, thank you.

     

    Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size?

    Footless tights, or leggings, sure.  I think M/L, US. I'm open to all styles. Although for styles, nothing with nudity?  I went to work with cherubs on my leggings once, and the children kept asking why I had a naked baby on my tights.

     

    Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have?

    I love tarot decks and oracle cards.  I have Dragon Tarot, Faery Wicca, Old Path, Wildwood, Llewellyn, Golden Art Nouveau, Egyptian, an Ancient China themed one (some of these are packed up, and I don't remember their official titles), some generic ones from Barnes &Noble.  I've probably missed a couple. 

     

    What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/

    The aesthetic is gorgeous.  I like the Black Cat, Starlight Witch's Cat, and the Star Mushrooms the best.

     

    Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged?

    Loose leaf tea is great.  But bagged is fine, too.

     

    I make arm warmers.  I make them from sweaters I thrifted.  They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors.  They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter.

    If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors.  Solids are more generally elegant, Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish.  Long?  Short?  Cashmere?  Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams.

    That is so cool!  My arm warmer collection has been going unloved for a while.  But fingerless gloves/mitts would be awesome for winter.  I'm open to all the colors, or stripes.  The one thing is they would need to be machine washable on warm. 

     

    6/2/22

     

    PBSW Summer collection is live!!!  Anything catch your eye?

    Scents:

    Crystalcore

    Hammocks and Holystones

    Red Cow

    The Longest Day

     

    and from the not summer collection:

    Wayfinder

    Capybaras and Yuzu

    Rhuby

     

    formats:

    soaps, sorbetto, oil.  Sample or full-size, both awesome.

     

     

    6/4/22

     

    It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following?
     

    The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen)

    Well, now I'm hungry! :lol:  The Raspberry Blood Orange and Grenadine simple syrups sound amazing.

    Working Class Coffee

    Their mission statement is awesome. I don't see anything that catches my eye.

    Philly Nuts

    Pine nuts would be awesome.

    222 Creations

     Very cute, but probably would not wear

    Carol's Epiphany

    The stamped raven and tree pendants are beautiful, and the little flower baubles; I'm intrigued by the idea of a leather ring.  But I probably would not wear these.

     

    6/5/22

     

     

    I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece?

    Wow!  Embroidery is such a great skill.  I'm in awe of anyone with the patience and the skill to work a fine hand. 

    If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee?

    If you were so inclined,  I'd love a tiny embroidery-- stars, or waves or a little sprig of this:

    Persicaria maculosa (lady's-thumb smartweed): Go BotanyWhy is it so big?!!

     

     

    What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away?

    Dear Sprite, your spriteliness is entirely up to you.  You need to be comfortable and have fun, too.

    While I'd love to know specifically whom to thank at the end of the swap, if being a ninja is what your heart desires, I am content with putting oodles of gratitude out into the universe to an anonymous person (I wanted to use the word 'oodles'; it's not around much anymore).

     

    6/6/22

     

    Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?)

    I am fine with shunga art-- unless it is on wearables.  In which case,  I'm fine with it on other people, but would not get use out of it, because I work with children, and that would not end well (see: cherub leggings above).  I will, one day, have a poster of the Dancing Koi label, because it it awesome and makes me laugh.

     

    I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you?

    Yes.

    - If so, colors? I have various weights of wool, sport and dk cotton, cotton thread in 3/2 and 5/2, and light fingering weight bamboo rayon that dyes like a dream

    All the colors!  But especially blue-greens and golden yellows.  Oo, or orange... or maybe ultraviolet... So, yeah.  All the colors. ;)

    Any fiber is great, though I admit a special fondness for bamboo. 


    My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin???

    Probably nothing that would travel well.  But, if you happen to be my Sprite, then I would love for you to find and try the famous Portuguese custard tarts that the nuns make (pais de nata, if tarts are your thing, otherwise nevermind) and then tell me what you thought of them.  Most important of all, have an amazing adventure!

     

    My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like?
    https://www.garbageforgood.com/

     

    That is so cool! I might like a pin.  Or if there is an artist bio brochure about how your friend started and why they create their art this way,  I'd love to have something like that to take to school and show the kids.  Some of them already do upcycling kinds of things, and I think your friend and their vocation would be really inspirational to a lot of them.

     

     

    6/8/22

     

    Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it?

    Sure, I like the little bow and arrow for Sagittarius,  or if you make/find something with the constellation on it,  that's awesome, also-- or, like, your interpretation.  That would be cool!

    My birthday is December 16, so there's also some people that say my sign is really that secret caduceus sign(Ophiuchus) that they put in between Sagittarius and Capricorn because of a change in astronomy since astrological signs were invented(or something like that).

    I'm a Sheep/Ram in Eastern,  and I do love sheep (I think sheep are tied with geese for my favorite farm animal).

    On more unusual signs:

    I'm not sure of my Mayan sign, because it tells me different things depending on the site.  I was either a crocodile, or possible a peacock.  Those are two *very* different things. :rofl:  

    My Babylonian sign is, apparently, Pabilsag, and the symbol(Anzu-bird) is described as something like Frank from Fantastic Beasts-- which I am totally cool with.

     

    What do you think of plushies? 

    I love plushies, all kinds of plushies.

     

    Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving?

    Tea, candy, spices, furikake-- always interested in trying new things.  I'm going to try to make Kongjang, so if you happen to know of particularly spectacular dried black soybeans somewhere, please let me know. ;)

     

    Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin?

    For my garden, solar light things are always cool, metal or ceramic plant name picks, hardy bulbs or seeds, squirrel deterrent ( :lol: )... As far as houseplants go, hangy things or hooks, tiny blibbets to decorate pots (I've got some itty bitty hedgehogs and figurines that hang off the lips of pots). I would love to say plants or cuttings themselves, but the extent to which they would be horribly dead by the time they got here is just way too cruel for that.  I ordered my wish list rose in May (when it was only in the 80s), and the box-- when I opened it, direct from our awesome UPS person (so this is totally not on them)-- had a waft of what I would describe as infrared sauna air come out of it.  Thank goodness rugosas are so hardy. 

     

    How many books is too many books?

    There is no such thing as too many books, only not enough space.

     

     

    6/13/22

     

    I’m knitting up washcloths right now. Would you like some?

    Sure!  I like to wash things... my face, the dishes.  So long as they are washable, they will be appreciated. :thumbsup:


    any spices you need/want?  I’m fleshing out a Penzey's order!

    I have no experience with Penzey's, but always appreciate spices.  And from the sound of comments, they are fair trade and ecologically mindful. I am totally down.

     

    Your feelings on chocolate?  Milk chocolate, Dark chocolate, White chocolate? with or without nuts? How about truffly goodness?  

    I love chocolate, but not Hershey's. Unfortunately, chocolate will not survive the mail this time of year, unless it is in a jar.  Tempering can only protect it so far, sadly.

     

    Do you want anything for your vehicle? Like bumper stickers or magnets?

    No, thank you.

     

    There is a Japanese street fair this weekend I'm going to try and hit up.  Sadly I can't send you any fresh/hot treats from the food vendors; but there's often a lot of little other kinds of treats - any interest in Japanese fashion-ish items? (kanzashi hair pins, and other things made form old kimono fabric, fans, tenugui, etc?)

    Anything with kimono fabric sounds awesome! Or anything with maneki neko.  Most importantly, just go and have fun; stay hydrated, eat a taiyaki or a shave ice, and enjoy yourself!

     

     

    I am afraid to send chocolate in this heat.  What other things might you enjoy?

    Gourmet lollipops?  Handmade Marshmallows (not by me LOL)?  Flavored cotton candy? other ideas?

    Any of the above sound awesome (particularly cotton candy), dried fruit or fruit leather, dry goods mixes to make my own thing once it arrives, spices, Koolaid packets, recipes for your favorite sweet treat.  I am pretty good with anything that won't be destroyed by a 120* mailbox.

     

    do you have any reservations about wearing leather, like in an accessory??

    Leather is fine. 

     

    So I took a "viking knitting" class (which is really wire weaving) and can now make necklaces and bracelets.  Would you be interested in either one? 

    IF SO

    What color wire would you like?  (silver, gold, copper, blue, purple, yellow, green orange, black, turquoise, pink, so many colors.)   I have THIS PACK among others.

    What length would you want (on either or both?)

    1) that looks *awesome*.  2) any color is fine, but if you are asking, copper, orange, and blue-green would top my list. I'm not sure about lengths, anything beyond 7.5" should fit somewhere?

     

    What kind of fasteners do you like best (lobster claw, toggle clasp, magnetic?) and color of fasteners?  (silver, gunmetal, copper, gold?)

     - some of the toggle clasps come in cool shapes.

    magnetic is cool, or hook and eye. But anything, really.

    Do you think a larger chunky one like a torc or a slimmer one?  I can draw the wire down to different sizes with my draw plate.

    either/or.

  15. 1) Does anything, scent and / or product-wise, catch your eye from the Haus of Gloi summer drop? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/summer)

    I love their bubbling scrubs. I'm also starting to collect wax melts since I finally got a wax melter (... could use another...). Citrusy scents like Zazz in the summer and Imp and Satyr from the regular collection are my favorites. Candles and hair oils always welcome as well, in the same kinds of scents. 

    2) Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! 

    Ooooh, I like snacks. Teas (mostly herbal - roses, apples, hibiscus - I'm also intrigued by the Chamomile Sage and Turmeric teas). Tiny tiny original works of art. 

     

    3) I recently discovered Khamilaluna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them?

    Definitely the mango coconut scrub is most intriguing to me. 

     

    4) Early July, I will also be taking a trip, but to nowhere so flashy as Paris.  I'm going back to the woods.  However, middle of nowhere Mississippi does have one advantage - I can probably do some wildcrafting while I'm home.  Dear Swapee, is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?  Obviously no promises; but if I don't know what to look for, I certainly won't find. 

    I like tiny things that fit on my letterpress shelves - beautiful seeds, a lovely dried flower, that sort of thing.

     

    5) Also, second question, ring sizes, obviously fingers are all different sizes, even on the same hand - do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest?   (like, for me, I can't do thumb - rest are fine, though I don't tend to wear much on my pinkie, pinkie would probably be a 5.5, then 6.5-7, and index is probably 7.5-8) 

    I can't wear rings because of severe eczema, I'm afraid. 😞 I don't even wear my wedding ring. 

     

    6) If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most? 

    If my Sprite understands that I do not personally believe in magic/spell work. I like beautiful things that are made with love and care, especially when they were made specifically for me, but it's about the sense of joy and peace I get from that and the appreciation of others' personal and cultural beliefs. If you're ok with that, Sprite, then I'm totally ok with receiving these things. 

     

    7) Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic? 

    I definitely own too many dice already, lol

     

    😎 What's your favorite creature?

    Um, I love all creatures. Really. My favorites lean toward the aquatic but I'm very hard pressed to choose a favorite. I like oddballs like anteaters, painted dogs, manuls/Pallas cats, all the mustelids, Komodo dragons, but really everything. Hoofstock and primates are my least favorite. Mythical creatures - mermaids/selkies/aquatic shapeshifters

     

    9) Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences?

    I do! Saga is my favorite of all time. Rat Queens. Sandman. Anything by Alan Moore. Definitely interested in receiving comics/graphic novels. 

     

    10) I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there?

    Snacks. Local art. 

     

    11) Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)?

    Yes always. Anything that fits my flavor preferences. 

     

    12) Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences? Indeed.

     

    13) If your birthday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate? Not it. 😉

     

    14) How do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period? Sometimes I am invited to spiritual gatherings for friends' faiths, but I am an atheist. 

     

    15) Anything you want from the UK? Snacks! It's too hot to mail chocolate though. Doctor Who stuff. Anything from the UK for dogs, since my dog is an English setter and very proud of her UK heritage.

     

    16) Seeds, y/n? My garden is almost entirely US native plants so probably not unless you're in the US mid-Atlantic region and have some natives to share. 

     

    17) Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner? Yes as long as it doesn't contain SLS. 

     

    18) Are you interested in tights? If so what thickness, style, and size? Probably not, thanks! 

     

    19) Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have? I do not use tarot decks for anything except the occasional writing inspiration. I have a Lord of the Rings deck and a Celtic deck. I do appreciate the artwork which I find inspiring. 

     

    20) What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/ 

    I like it! I like plague doctor imagery (although I strongly prefer it to not include references to COVID, thanks). I love flowers, especially orchids. I like living animals better than animal skulls, but I do like human bones in memento mori style pieces. 

     

    21) Loose leaf or bagged tea? 

    Either is fine

     

    22) I make arm warmers.  I make them from sweaters I thrifted.  They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors.  They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter.

    If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors.  Solids are more generally elegant, Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish.  Long?  Short?  Cashmere?  Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams. 

    I would love arm warmers - long, short, any colors - BUT I am very allergic to sheep's wool and do not like artificial fibers so I'm limited in what I can wear.

     

    23) PBSW summer collection: 

    Hammocks and Holystones was clearly made specifically for me, in any format. Why yes, I would like to smell like a margarita. Osage Orange and Yacht Rock also definitely line up with my preferred notes. I just wanna smell like summer all the time. 

     

    24) Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece? If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee?

    Ah yes! I love tea towels, tote bags, or just wall hangings. I love all flowers so it's very hard to choose. I also love insects, though I prefer our native bumbles over honeybees. Spiders, beetles, anything. 

     

    26) What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away?

    Either way! You do you, sprite!

     

    27) Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?) 

    It's not a style I seek out on my own but I'm not offended by it or anything. 

     

    28) Farmer's Market Season: 

    If it's within my flavor/etc preferences I will love ANYTHING from your local market. That's actually my preferred form of goodies - locally made stuff to you. (I do like pretty much any nut better than cashews but I'll still eat cashews (and my husband loves them) - peanuts, pecans, and walnuts are my favorites). 

    29) I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you?

    Ooh, anything fun. I really only use yarn for weaving so all sorts of colors and textures are great. 

     

    30) Portugal or Berlin: 

    Always snacks. Always art. 

     

    31) My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like?https://www.garbageforgood.com/

    I love ALL of this! 

     

    32) Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it?

    I'm an Aquarius - I don't feel any particular attachment to my astrological sign but I'm not opposed either. I don't really know anything beyond that I'm an Aquarius. 

     

    33) Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving?

    I like snacks and skin care! 

     

    34) Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin?

    I like orchids and carnivorous plants and succulents, I can always use more orchid pots! 

     

    35) How many books is too many books?

    Is that a thing? lol

     

    36) Plushies 

    I like plushies, especially of unusual animals! 

     

    37) Penzey's?
    I live two blocks from a Penzey's 🙂
     I wish they offered a jar recycling or bring your own container option. At this point I just use them for the blends that I really like and vanilla, and get the rest of my spices elsewhere.

     

    38) Knitted Washcloths

    Definitely. Also my cat likes to sleep on tiny (like tea towel sized) blankets so if you felt so inclined to make something a little larger lol 

     

    39) Chocolate

    I love chocolate. I love chocolate so much. Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, doesn't matter. Caramel and/or nuts are my favorite. But it's consistently in the 90s and sunny here at this point so would need to be packed with ice packs probably. I also love nuts and caramels on their own. 

     

    40) Bumper stickers or magnets for a car? 

    Magnets are good but no stickers please!

     

    41) Japanese fashion items: 

    It's probably pretty clear from my original survey but I will always always always wear hair pins.

    This is a good place to note that for cultural pieces, particularly wearables like kanzashi, it is especially important to me that they 1) come from independent creators from that culture and are not mass market, 2) are more "neutral" and not culturally specific designs (flowers yes; fans or foodstuffs probably no),  3) contain no kanji, and 4) are not overly showy. As a white American I think there's a pretty nebulous line between appreciation and appropriation and I try to err on the side of caution. The exception to all of this would of course be if you are from the culture in question and are generously gifting me something from your own culture, in which case I will always happily and humbly accept whatever you want to share! 

     

    42) CBD-infused bath products?

    I would definitely use them if you sent them, but CBD tends to have little to no effect on me so feel free to not spend the extra money on CBD versions, haha. 

     

    43) Kitchen colors

    My kitchen itself is cherry wood, black countertops, and stainless steel. I don't have much of a "real" color palette - I specifically bought my Le Creuset in a mismatch of colors. Teals, greens, blues fit in well anywhere in my house, and we've got a VERY LARGE print of Le Chat Noir hanging in our kitchen so that shade of red also works! 

     

    44) Scarf/shawl/wearables colors? 

    Like with household items, rich ocean-y colors are always a safe bet. (here's a good example! https://cleverchameleon.com.au/jewel-tone-triangles/) Also a lot of woodsy colors (https://stitchpalettes.com/palette/forest-greens-spa0201/). I don't wear neons, pastels, or pale colors as a rule. (This is my winter coat: https://www.torrid.com/product/her-universe-doctor-who-tardis-blue-hooded-fit-flare-woolen-trench-jacket/11950246.html

     

    45) One big box or a couple? 

    Oh this is totally up to you! 

     

    46) How close to final deadline? 

    Also totally up to you! Heads up though that it looks like I'll be out of state from August 19 to August 28 and then again from September 2-5. I'll have my packages held at the post office so as long as you mail USPS everything should be fine, but might not want to send anything perishable in a package that is likely to arrive during that time! 🙂

     

     

    47) I am afraid to send chocolate in this heat.  What other things might you enjoy? Gourmet lollipops?  Handmade Marshmallows (not by me LOL)?  Flavored cotton candy? other ideas?

    Yes, yes, yes. I LOVE lollipops and other sour candies but really I just have a horrible sweet tooth so anything. 

     

    48) do you have any reservations about wearing leather, like in an accessory?? 

    Nope 

     

    49) So I took a "viking knitting" class (which is really wire weaving) and can now make necklaces and bracelets.  Would you be interested in either one? 

    UM YES I just got a sage green Viking dress for ren faire wear sooooo anything would be lovely. I love the toggles, especially anything ocean or nature themed. I love all, but especially the chonky. I like to mix metals so I am totally open to artistic inspiration. 

  16. This is where I will stash my answers to new questions & the like.

     

     

    5/30/22

     

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

     

    Beguiled, Upick, or Zazz are lovely summer scents.  Pumpklin butter, bubbly scrub or sugar scrub are my fave products of theirs
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    Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#)

     

    BLACK TEA - MON PETIT CHOCOLAT

    BLACK TEA - THÉ DES POÈTES

    BLACK TEA - 4 FRUITS ROUGES

     

    I once had teeny jars of Lavender Honey & Chestnut honey that were amazingly tasty.

    Odd ball idea – ribbons.  I’ve read that they make gorgeous ribbons with woven patterns made on very old looms.  A piece of ribbon for a lovely bookmark.

    Post cards of artwork

     

    Lucky you!  Have a marvelous time.

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    I recently discovered Khamilaluna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them?

     

    Raspberry vanilla or Vanilla or Coconut lime sugar scrubs all sound like they would smell fantastic.

    ****************************************************************

     

     

    is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?  Something with dried ferns perhaps?  I am always on the lookout for stones with natural holes - AKA Hagstones.  If you find one on your wanders, that would be fantastic.

     

    do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest? I wear them rarely, and only know one size for one finger - 10

     

    If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most? Absolutely!  I love special stones or an oil to dress candles with (maybe for creativity or energy to get stuff done)

     

    Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic? I love purple sparkly iridescent dice, but I really don't game much anymore

     

    What's your favorite creature? Anything that relates to Otters, Owls, ravens, crows, or cats.  Fantasy creatures - Griffins, dragons, Fae

     

    Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences? I prefer the graphic novel format, but I don't read many comics these days. Best choice would be something Star Trek related.

     

    I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there? Yes!  Spices with recipes (as long as vegetarian).  I don't really know enough to suggest anything else.  If you wander a beach & find beach glass, that would be cool.  

     

    Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)? Sure!  Orange chai (especially with cardamom) or cinnamon chocolate sound lovely.  Not so much for the chilis.

     

    Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences? Crispy shortbread is my favorite cookie on Earth - all sorts of flavors.

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    6/1/22

     

    If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate? My Birthday is August 12, so yes it is  during the swap.  I have not decided what I want to do yet on the actual day, but on the Saturday (8/13) I will be in a massive, nearly commercial kitchen with my besties doing what we call Canning Palooza doing big batch canning for 4 households.  Tomatoes & pickles are the main themes.

     

    Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period?  Observing the seasons & progression of things in my garden.  Bonfires in my newly built fire pit.

     

    Anything you want from the UK?  TEA!!! In some prior Switch Witch, I was introduced to the fun blends from Bird & Blend in particular.

     

    Seeds, y/n?  Yes please

     

    Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner?  I am seeking the definitive hand cream, bonus if it's good for nails too.

     

    Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size?  I love tights.  Not sure I've seen different thicknesses of them, I guess mine are average weight & opaque, maybe a little less for the one lacy pair I have.  Sizes are all over the place.  I'm 5'9" & wear an 18-20 or 2X depending on the garment.  Hips are 50"  Style - full foot over footless, not into super brights, but other than that whatever you think is cool or pretty.

     

    Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have?  I would like to make better friends with the decks I have.  Can you recommend a book or  other resource to learning to read them?

     

    What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/  Oh My!  So many pretty things. I loved the blue Witches Cat & the raven with the full moon.  Some of the tarot ones with the moon are lovely too.

     

    Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged? Loose is great, bagged is fine too & gets to go along when I have to go into the office.

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    6/2/22

     

    PBSW Summer collection is live!!!  Anything catch your eye?

     

    I didn't  see anything this time ( I wish Fairy Tale was a year round scent)

     

    6/4/22

     

    It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following?
     

    The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen) no thanks

     

    Working Class Coffee

     

    Philly Nutsyes these look yummy, especially pistachios

     

    222 Creations

     

    Carol's Epiphany

     

    6/5/22

     

     

    I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece?

     

    yes would love embroidery!

     

    If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee?  My fave is always a dragonfly.  Bees & lavender flowers would be lovely

     

    What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I like both styles for different reasons

     

    I hope to not learn who you are until the very end

     

    6/6/22

     

    Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?)  yes

     

    I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you?

    - If so, colors? I have various weights of wool, sport and dk cotton, cotton thread in 3/2 and 5/2, and light fingering weight bamboo rayon that dyes like a dream

     

    Yes I am A total yarn hoar.  That bamboo yarn sounds fantastic and should knit or crochet up lovely.  I love purples, teals, greens, blues,saturated jewel tones are my faves.


    My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin???  I don't  know enough about either place to know what to covet.  This said, local spice blends with a recipe are always great souvenirs 

     

    My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like?
    https://www.garbageforgood.com/  sorry, not my thing.

     

    6/8/22

     

    Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it?  I’m a Leo, but not much into astrological stuff

     

    6/12/22

     

    what do you think of plushies? Cute, but not really my thing

     

    Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving? Not really, I know nothing of Korean things & all I can think of from Japan is kit kats

     

    Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin?  I am a gardener, specializing in weeds, columbines, & unusual berries (currants, gooseberries, saskatoons)

     

    How many books is too many books?  LOL, funny funny girl.

     

    6/13/22

     

    I’m knitting up washcloths right now. Would you like some?  Sure, but I’m a knitter & crocheter too & have a bunch.


    any spices you need/want?  I’m fleshing out a Penzey's order!! I have all the Penzeys, plus a shop I can go to in person.  I love flavored salts though.

     

    your feelings on chocolate?  Milk chocolate, Dark chocolate, White chocolate? with or without nuts? How about truffly goodness?  Dark, nuts or truffle are always welcome.  I’m diabetic, so I tend to spread a chocolate bar over a period of days (when I manage to restrict myself)

     

    6/17/22

     

    Do you want anything for your vehicle? Like bumper stickers or magnets?  Nah, these days that stuff can get a car keyed.

     

    any interest in Japanese fashion-ish items? (kanzashi hair pins, and other things made form old kimono fabric, fans, tenugui, etc?)

    Hair pins are always fun.  Smallish zipper bags with kimono fabric are cool (ie notions bag for various project bags)

     

    6/21/22

     

    Would you use cbd infused bath products? Like for pain /muscle relief?  Or a bath that gets me high?  First one, I’d try it, 2nd…not so much interested in a bath that gets me high.
     

    What colors are your kitchen stuffs? Dark blues & greens, occasional pop of purple. Lots of wood tools - spoons & spatulas & such
     

    If I knitted up a scarf/shawl/something in the wearable area what colors would you like and please be pretty specific so I can see if my yarn stash makes this feasible (or if @twilighteyes or @winterblizzard has stash that does and I can barter) k please thanks I love hand knits or crocheted projects that someone made for me.  Dark greens would be wonderful.  My standard colors are Purple, blues, greens, teals with black or grey as my neutrals.  This said, I have very little in the way of greens despite liking them so much.

     

    —->. One big box or a couple starting now??  Whatever works for you is fine.

     

    How close to the final deadline would you prefer to receive your package?  Should we try to squeak as close to August 31st as humanly possible, or would it be okay to send the package earlier?  Well, it does not need to be that close to the end date.  My birthday is a couple of weeks before that, so earlier is just fine.

     

    6/22/22

     

    I am afraid to send chocolate in this heat.  What other things might you enjoy?  TEA!  Especially with flavors to make fun iced tea for summer (berries & fruity flavors as opposed to spicy, chai like flavors).  Coffee is good too.

    Gourmet lollipops?  Handmade Marshmallows (not by me LOL)?  Flavored cotton candy? other ideas?  Not so much on these sweets

     

    do you have any reservations about wearing leather, like in an accessory?? Nope, I’m a vegetarian, not a vegan.  I used to work in a leather booth at Ren Fest.  I adore leather accessories.

     

    So I took a "viking knitting" class (which is really wire weaving) and can now make necklaces and bracelets.  Would you be interested in either one? YES

    IF SO

    What color wire would you like?  (silver, gold, copper, blue, purple, yellow, green orange, black, turquoise, pink, so many colors.)   I have THIS PACK among others.

    What length would you want (on either or both?)  

    What kind of fasteners do you like best (lobster claw, toggle clasp, magnetic?) and color of fasteners?  (silver, gunmetal, copper, gold?)

     - some of the toggle clasps come in cool shapes.

    Do you think a larger chunky one like a torc or a slimmer one?  I can draw the wire down to different sizes with my draw plate.

    How very cool!  Hell yes, I would love a piece of this kind of work.  Purple or Purple + black or silver. My necklace length is 20 or 22”, nice secure lobster claw clasp (I once lost a beloved necklace that had a toggle clasp). The torc is stunning, but I can’t wear chokers.

  17. 1. Does anything, scent and / or product-wise, catch your eye from the Haus of Gloi summer drop? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/summer) [you're free to pick stuff NOT from Summer as well, of course! ;) ]
    Oh my. Any of the soaps, refreshers,  soft bubbling scrubs, soy wax andles, or any of the sugar exfoliants. Scents that especially catch my eye: Depravity, Eudemonia, Moon Dog, Tonic #7, Hummingbird, Archipelago, Buzz off, Chillax, Orange Orchard, & Sea Spa

    2. Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#)

    Ooh lala! Literally any of the tea - omg it all looks so beatiful! 😍 Um, also anything with lavender, french chocolates, or fancy soaps!

     

    3. I recently discovered Khamilaluna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them?

    These are stunning! The standouts are the Coconut Lime Verbena scrub, the Coffee & Peppermint, Sweet Basil & Lavender, or Coconut Bliss soap, and the Tobacco & Bay Leaf men's soap.

     

    4. is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?  

    Hmm. Some pine, fir, or spruce needles would be awesome.

     

    5. do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest? 

    I prefer wearing rings on my ring and middle fingers, but I'll make an exception if the size and style suits a different finger. 7 for my pinkies, 10, 10.5, and 11 covers my thumbs, ring, and middle fingers, and 11 and 12 for my pointers.

     

    6. If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most?

    Certainly! I could use help with energy and concentration. I'm an artist and writer and have a few projects that need to get done in the coming months, but struggle with being tired/brain fog/ADD brain. I suppose help with sleeping ties into that issue as well. So yeah, anything to help me sleep when I'm supposed to be sleeping and/or to help me be awake and able to focus and be creatively productive when I'm supposed to be awake, would be awesome!

     

    7. Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic?

    Yes - a set in ocean colors would be sweeeet! (I already have an iridescent purple set and a clear set, fyi)

     

    8. What's your favorite creature?

    Polar bears are my fav animal ❤️ And for the less mundane, I do adore fae and mermaids and vampires/succubi.

     

    9. Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences?

    I've never gotten into it, with the exception of Axe Cop (I own volume 1). I'd be up for more Axe Cop, but pass on anything else.

     

    10. I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there?

    Maybe a spice blend or hot sauce? I like smokey spices, poblanos, and lime. And I love plantains. Also, if you come across a small drum/handheld percussion of any sort, that'd be really sweet!

     

    11. Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)?

    Oh definitely! Orange chai sounds lovely 😍 Any combination of spices (especially cinnamon, ginger, or nutmeg), orange, cherry, coffee, bacon, anise, sassafras, or mint would be amazing.

     

    12. Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences?

    Oh man, I'd kill for a good gluten free shortbread. I'd be happy with plain, lavender, lemon, matcha, or cinnamon!

     

    13. If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate?

    It's not. On the birthday note though, I'm a Pisces Sun/Sag Moon & Rising (just an fyi).

     

    14. Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period?

    Nothing set in stone, but for the solstice I'll likely try to spend some time in the sun and do some candle magic. (I don't have a yard so I can't make a bonfire or anything like that.)

     

    15. Anything you want from the UK?

    I don't know if it's easy to hunt down over there or not, but in a recent swap, aphrodisms got me a pillow mist from Salix Moon that has lavender, bergamot, and frankinense in it, and I adore it. I'd definitely be up for a backup bottle. Other than that, anything relating to fae, avalon, ancient mystical type things. A Doctor Who or Torchwood magnet would be cool as well.

     

    16. Seeds, y/n?

    Nay. No yard and I'm restricted to 1 container plant outside my door.

     

    17. Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner?

    Yes. Toner, scrubs, a lightweight face lotion with SPF, detanglers, hair items that enhance curl/volume.

     

    18. Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size?

    Yes - anything opaque, darker colors (no patterns, but textures OK), and plus size tights that'd fit the 18-20 range (only 5'3" so no tall sizes though).

     

    19. Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have?

    I do! I don't really need more though. I'd say only pull the gun on this one if you really have a strong gut feeling on it. Currently have: RWS, Prisma Visions, Alphose Mucha, Dragons, Game of Thrones, Celtic Faeries, and New Vision decks

     

    21. What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/

    It's stunning. A lot of it is too gothy for my current decor vibe though. But I do really like that The Lovers print (with the birds) and would definitely hang it in my bedroom! I also really like that limited edition Luna Moth one (color on a white background). And if we're talking bookmarks/stationary/postcards, any of the prints with teal, green, or purple would be lovely.

     

    22. Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged?

    ALL THE TEA (lol, um, both)

     

    23. I make arm warmers.  I make them from sweaters I thrifted.  They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors.  They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter.

    If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors.  Solids are more generally elegant, Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish.  Long?  Short?  Cashmere?  Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams.

    I would love a pair! I have thicker than average arms though, so here are my measurements in case they're needed: wrist - 7.75" thickest part of forearm - 13.5" distance from inner elbow to start of wrist - 9" Elbow length or shorter would be swell, and solid colors preferred. Any material that's not scratchy. :)

     

    24. PBSW Summer collection is live!!!  Anything catch your eye?

    Hammocks and Holystones (scrub or shaving soap) and Yacht Rock (shaving soap) both sound v nice. So does Osage Orange (hot process soap).

     

    25. It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following? *waves to Philly friend*

    a. The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen) - The Golden Milk spice mix, Ranch Popcorn Salt, and Chive Salt all look excellent!

    b. Working Class Coffee - These look like whole beans, so pass.

    c. Philly Nuts - The Onion Garlic Cashews sound good, and I would never turn away macadamia or pine nuts!

    d. 222 Creations - I like all of the Ginko Leaf earrings - any color :)

     e. Carol's Epiphany - I like the shorter, simpler earrings, but none are particularly standing out to me.

     

    25. I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece?

     a. If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee?

    Hm. This is kind of specific, but would it be possible to embroider a snowflake at the ends of a length of a wide ribbon? At some point in the coming years, my bf and I will be having a Handfasting and snowflakes have a special meaning to us. We'll be using a few ribbons (one for each vow) that fall into a color scheme of blush, copper, sage, teal, and purple (neutrals would work too), each approx. 5 ft in length.

     

    26. What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I like both styles for different reasons

    I like being a sleuth, so enough contact to give me clues, but nothing too obvious :)

     

    27. Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?)

    Absolutely

     

    28. I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you?

    It's not, but I have a close cousin I would pass it along to.

     

    29. My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin???

    Oh wow! I'll have to google for ideas...Portugal - maybe a tiny little dish? (like the kind you'd serve condiments in) (I love using wee dishes/bowls all around the house for all sorts of things) Berlin - chocolates perhaps?

     

    30. My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like?
    https://www.garbageforgood.com/

    So cool! I like Textured Landscape 01 

     

    31. Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it?

    This is a tricky one to answer, because kinda but not always? I guess what I mean is I'd like things inspired by my sign or that subtly represent my sign, as long as it fits within my tastes. Like I wouldn't want a shirt with a big pisces symbol on it just because I'm a pisces, but a pisces candle or incense with notes I like would be a Hell Yeah! Use your best judgement I guess ;)

     

    32. what do you think of plushies?

    I'm not really a plushie person

     

    33. Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving?

    Absolutely! I love all things matcha. I also once got this Japanese chai latte mix (it was a powder that you add water or milk to), that I'm sure was 99% sugar lol, but it was damn tasty and I wouldn't mind giving something like that a try again. I do enjoy Korean face masks, though I have a decent size stack of them rn. I've seen a lot of other Korean beauty and makeup products that look intriguing, especially in the CC Cream/Foundation/Powder category (the color options look like they'd match me well since I have the kind of very pale skin that skews a little in the golden or olive direction, rather than the pink direction).

     

    34. Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin?

    I'm somewhere on the darker end of the black-to-green spectrum, lol. I seem to do okay with houseplants that require minimal attention and don't grow much (although I have killed succulents and cacti before). I've been thinking about giving air plants a try, but haven't yet.

     

    35. How many books is too many books?

    As much as I love books, I do acquire them about three times faster than I read them, so... heh... go easy on me!

     

    36. I’m knitting up washcloths right now. Would you like some?

    I've never used a knit washcloth. Perhaps just 1 so I can give it a try.


    37. any spices you need/want?  I’m fleshing out a Penzey's order!

    Tarragon! Otherwise I'm pretty well-stocked on herbs & spices, unless you see a unique blend you think I'd like.

     

    38. your feelings on chocolate?  Milk chocolate, Dark chocolate, White chocolate? with or without nuts? How about truffly goodness?  

    Love chocolate! Dark is preferable, but milk is good too. Not a white chocolate fan, unless it's infused with matcha or cinnamon or something else intriguing. Nuts are always good, as are any softer fillings. Love truffles! The only add-ins I don't like is sticks-in-your teeth taffy-type fillings and really hard toffee.

     

    39. Do you want anything for your vehicle? Like bumper stickers or magnets?

    No to bumper stickers/magnets, but I do have an essential oil diffuser in my car that I've been neglecting to refill for ages, so maybe a fresh-scented oil designated just for that.

     

    40. any interest in Japanese fashion-ish items? (kanzashi hair pins, and other things made form old kimono fabric, fans, tenugui, etc?)

    A fan fit for hanging on the wall would be cool! (I practice feng shui and the wind section of my apartment is somewhat neglected right now) I'm not really adept at hair styling and accessorizing, so nothing too elaborate in that vein, but things like bags and coin purses would be cool, as well as anything that could be repurposed for altar use. I adore fabric that's dark blue with a pink cherry blossom print on it, as well as anything that's aqua or pale green, or that features koi.

     

    41. Would you use cbd infused bath products? 

    I never have before, but I'm open to it. I don't have any chronic pain, but I do have inflammation issues, if there's a product that helps with that.
     

    42. What colors are your kitchen stuffs? 

    Pale/soft greens and blue-greens (sage, pistachio, ocean-y colors), copper, and dark inky blue, with white and gray as the preferred neutrals.
     

    43. If I knitted up a scarf/shawl/something in the wearable area what colors would you like and please be pretty specific so I can see if my yarn stash makes this feasible (or if @twilighteyes or @winterblizzard has stash that does and I can barter) k please thanks 

    Sage green, soft jade, spruce...really any soft greens, dark or light, or deeper/darker shades of blue-green.

     

    44. One big box or a couple starting now??

    Totally up to you!

     

    45. How close to the final deadline would you prefer to receive your package?  Should we try to squeak as close to August 31st as humanly possible, or would it be okay to send the package earlier?

    Anytime that works for you, works for me! (though earlier is nice lol)

     

    46. I am afraid to send chocolate in this heat.  What other things might you enjoy?

    Gourmet lollipops?  Handmade Marshmallows (not by me LOL)?  Flavored cotton candy? other ideas?

    Nuts, gluten free pretzels, pink starbursts

     

    47. do you have any reservations about wearing leather, like in an accessory?? 

    No issues with secondhand leather, but would prefer not to have something leather purchased new.

     

    48. So I took a "viking knitting" class (which is really wire weaving) and can now make necklaces and bracelets.  Would you be interested in either one? 

    IF SO

    What color wire would you like?  (silver, gold, copper, blue, purple, yellow, green orange, black, turquoise, pink, so many colors.)   I have THIS PACK among others.

    What length would you want (on either or both?)  

    What kind of fasteners do you like best (lobster claw, toggle clasp, magnetic?) and color of fasteners?  (silver, gunmetal, copper, gold?)

     - some of the toggle clasps come in cool shapes.

    Do you think a larger chunky one like a torc or a slimmer one?  I can draw the wire down to different sizes with my draw plate.

    Very cool! Preferences: necklace, copper or gold, longer is better (I'm not sure about actual measurements, sorry!), magnetic fasteners are cool! or any kind that lets you adjust the length, and definitely slimmer, more lightweight styles

     

    49. re: hats - I think I mentioned hats in my questionnaire, but yes! I love wearing hats and stupidly never buy them, so it'd be great to get one. Bowler style, newsboy, floppy summer-type, all welcome. The only thing to note is my head's a little big. I can usually squeeze into a standard woman's hat, but if runs a little small it'll be too tight. 

     

    50. re: August teas - omg they look UHMAZING! The Black Lodge and Dots and Loops sound crazy good.

     

    51. So apparently there's this cute little outdoor market here that sells locally made dishcloths and similar- would you be interested in having some tea towels or similar from Portugal, dear Spritz?

    I would not say no to a tea towel, especially in my aforementioned kitchen colors ❤️

     

    52. Would you like some smallish bottles of Rose Petal Liqueur, Lavender Vanilla Bean Liqueur, or Plum Brandy?  (all homemade.)

    Oh YUM! Those all sound lovely. I'm a huge sucker for botanically-infused drinks, so that lavender one sounds amazing, as does the rose petal one.

  18. NEW!  Will be the place for a history of my Q&A answers.

     

    In the meantime, I realized I didn't get all my wishlists (I'd forgotten I had so many): - and yes, I have issues with etsy and amazon as businesses, but it's a good reference place for wishlists; etsy and pinterest are mostly "style guides" than specific items)

    https://www.etsy.com/people/Izile?ref=hdr-fav

    https://www.pinterest.com/southeatsnorth/_saved/

    https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/7KANCDM0KO7J/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1

    https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/147827015?ref=nav_mybooks (Though I use GOODREADS more for what I HAVE read, and a reminder of what's next on my library list, not a "next book to buy" wishlist.  That's more Amazon. But Goodreads shows you what I have read (also, ignore stars, if I read it and didn't hate it, I gave it 5.)

     

    QUESTIONS!

     

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

    • Curious to try a Summer Refresher Spray:  Buzz Off, maybe U-Pick; 2oz sample jar of Pumpkin Butter: U-Pick or Zazz; Soft Bubbling Scrubs: maybe Beguiled or Marshamllow Rose; Whipped Soaps: Blueberry Tart, Lemongrass Ice Cream, (where are those smells in the other products! Ah, those sound like the best!)

     

    2) Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! -

    • I don't need any more tea, but OMG, PARIS! I miss you!! I would love a stop by Monoprix to get La Rorche Posay Anthelios XL fluid SPF 50+ for sensitive skin - (the EU SPF formula is different from FDA (EU is better)); similarly, Nuxe Huile Prodigeuese (available in US, but for 2x the price!); I'd also love any kind of caramel au beurre sale; sadly, I don't think you could transport the really good stuff (cheese, wine, eau de vie, cured meats.. nom nom nom...)

     

    3) I recently discovered Khamilaluna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them?

    • I'd be curious to try the body creams - either baby bee, or maybe clover & aloe; and from the scrubs, mango & coconut, or coconut lime verbena, or green tea cucumber all sound really good. 
       

    4)  My question - wildcrafting/MS woods = N/A

     

    5) My question - ring sizes, obviously fingers are all different sizes, even on the same hand - do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest?   (like, for me, I can't do thumb - rest are fine, though I don't tend to wear much on my pinkie, pinkie would probably be a 5.5, then 6.5-7, and index is probably 7.5-8) 

     

    6)If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most?

    • Yes, interested. As to what... mmm... I've really been struggling for a long while to get the creative juices and general love of life rebooted and flowing again.  Been in therapy, on meds, and it'll be a year in August; and there's been progress, but that connection to playing music/painting, overflowing creativity, it gets drown out by exhaustion and anxiety way too often.  It'd be nice if something could help give that part of me a fresh battery. 

     

    7) Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic?

    • - no thanks, we are loaded with dice!
       

    😎What's your favorite creature? 

    • SO HARD! - Horses all-time favorite, with of course unicorns and pegasi being right up there. But Dragons also very big yes. 

     

    9)  Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences?

    • I do! I'm a bit picky these days, just because I can't afford to dive so deep into mainstream comics - I was trying to corral all the new Sandman/Dreaming books because at least there were only supposed to be 16 (see Amazon wishlist for where I left off) - otherwise, I have the first 3 of Injection, I had some Fable, but that series ran too long; and I have the two Pretty Deadly ones because Beth/BPAL recommended so much.  But yes, long answer, if you have some that you think I'd like, feel free to pass them on to me!

     

    10)  I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there?

    • Good Rum? Is that possible? - I don't know what else PR is known for that is transportable (the ponies in Viequas, clearly not portable X-D )

     

    11)  Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)?

    • Hmmm, I'd be curious. I generally do not care for flavored liquors (as opposed to liqueurs), but since it's a home infusion, maybe??  Not sure what infusion though (def NOT apple pie - I know everyone's crazy about homemade apple pie moonshine, but I cannot abide it)

     

    12) Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences?

    • ABSOLUTELY!  I like plain, or maybe chocolate, I've seen some really nice ones that have a touch of flowers on top, that always sounded nice. 

     

    13)  If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate? - it's not.

    14)  Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period? - mostly with food, I can't light a fire in my backyard 😞 , and with no car, camping is difficult

    15) Anything you want from the UK? - I can't think of anything specifically off the top of my head, know the man-thing would go crazy over real UK Cadbury  - I'm assuming shipping gin/whiskey is out of the question.

    16) - Seeds, y/n? - y? bit late in the season to plant more seeds, but always yes?

    17) Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner? - skincare, not shampoo/conditioner

    18) Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size? - no, too many already

    19)  Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have? - I do, I have Shadowscapes by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law; and the Last Unicorn deck.  Two decks is possibly my limit, unless it's really special and incredibly beautiful art - if it speaks to you, I'll listen.

    20) What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/ - I like it! I'm not into the super goth stuff (skulls/coffins) but the bird, crystal, moth, witchy stickers are super nice! 

    21) Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged? - I prefer loose leaf, but I am currently drowning in tea. 

     

    22) New question...PBSW Summer collection is live

    • No thanks, I love the texture of their lotion, but none of the scents right now seem to line up for me.

     

    23) Would you be interested in items from any of the following?

    The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen) - no thanks, 

    Working Class Coffee - no coffee please

    Philly Nuts - no thanks

    222 Creations - the barrettes are cute!

    Carol's Epiphany - no thanks

     

    24)  Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece?  sure

    If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee? - I like bees, I like a lot of flowers (roses, morning glory, lavender, red clover... )

    What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I like both styles for different reasons. - no preference, have had both 🙂 

     

    25) Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?) - yes

     

    26) - miss something?

     

    27) Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving? - love K-beauty, masks, used to love the peripera peach milk blurring liquid. And all about Japanese snacks!

     

    28) Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin?  - I think the garden is well underway.  The kind of things I'd need, probably not good gifts, and hard to ship.  

     

    29) How many books is too many books? - infinity? 

     

    30) plushies: I like plushies, but they take up too much room. I am full up!

  19. broccoliwitch
    Latest Entry

    March 2022:

    Bright Red Dildo (Lupercalia 2022: Bag of Dicks)

    Spirit Fingers (Bitch Planet)

    Fairy Bites (Labyrinth LE)

    Penis Penetrating a Vagina in a Pickle Barrel (Lupercalia 2022: Novel Ideas for Secret Amusements)

     

    April 2022:

    Pumpkin Snake Latte (Halloweenie 2021: Pumpkin Patch, thanks Lill!)

    Sugar Cookies with Extra Sugar (Yule 2021: Box of Cookies, thanks doomsday_disco!)

    Lab Rat (thanks doomsday_disco!)

    Alice (GC)

    Snake Milk (2022 LE)

    Black Light Reactive Wolf Poster (2022 LE)

     

    May 2022:

    Penis Bound in Gold Ribbon (Lupercalia 2022: Novel Ideas for Secret Amusements)

     

    August 2022:

    Fuck It, Might as Well Lick It (Yule 2021, thanks Bluestblood!)

    Hoggle (Labyrinth LE, thanks artisjok!)

    Ghost Milk (Yule 2020, thanks, bheansidhe!)

    Imose-Yama (Lupercalia 2022: Novel Ideas for Secret Amusements)

     

     

    wishlist here!

     

  20. windbourne
    Latest Entry

    🐇🐰 Whew.

    Okay, let's just hop back on this horse and go. :)

     

    March 1: The Air and The Ether -- This little guy is a white amber bomb that only settles into a soft ambergris and, as promised, a very light hint of lavender, after almost an hour of sweet and shimmering white amber. It's ...okay. White amber is a note that I am often a little sensitive to, sometimes to a point of nausea. This didn't quite hit that, but it was a bit of a narrow squeak. Late drydown is largely ambergris, as is usually the case with that note on my skin. This is definitely a nice one if you like white amber, maybe not so much if you were hoping for something bright and airy instead of clear and crystalline and sweet. (eta: 3/4 -- I picked up a low partial from Ajevie, and it's *much* stronger on the lavender and I like it a lot more than my previous decant. So there may be some batch variations present.)

     

    March 2: Gingerbread Dog -- I expected to like this a lot more than I do. The pecan & saffron are very weird with the gingerbread on me and it reminds me a bit of a savory pecan pie, which is not quite the vibe I was hoping. It seems the only nut scent I reliably like is still hazelnut. Also, I swear there’s a hint of red ginger in this year's gingerbread and that’s one of my least favorite notes of all time. It lasted a moderate amount of time and didn't have a lot of throw. But ...man, I was not expecting that pecan note to be so hefty.

     

    March 3: Chocolate Cat -- The vetiver in this is likewise a bit stronger than I expected and goes a bit peanut buttery with a background hint of hairspray, which I do not love. I'm inclined to blame the musk. The honey is likewise not being especially pleasant. It isn't the ultra-thick honey, it feels sort of...antiseptic is the word popping into my head, so I guess it'll do. It's too clean for these notes. I was expecting something thicker and richer and definitely sweeter, and it's not hitting any of that. I kind of like the drydown, as the cacao comes out a bit more and it does get a bit sweeter, but not enough to buy more. Hroom. I'm a little disappointed, tbh. I expected this series to be much nicer on me than the decants I got are indicating.

     

    March 4: Marshmallows, Gumdrops, and Peppermint Canes -- This is weirdly indistinct on me. The mint isn't very forward, but honestly, at first, nothing about this is. It takes almost fifteen minutes to smell like something other than a sweetish, very slightly mentholic blur on my wrists, and I wasn't shy about application. As it dries, I like it more. It develops into a sugary gumdrop fragrance with a fluffy sweet marshmallowy vibe, but like, really good marshmallows, guimauve not staypuft. ;} The clove and anise are soft and candied. ...the whole thing is soft and candied and dreamy, soft and vintage in a faded pastel way. It has no throw and poor lasting power, but it's a pleasant wear after it gets pasts the 'I just puffed sugar dust on my wrists, I guess?' point.

     

    March 5: The Garden of Shut-Eye Town -- IIiiii thought this would be a charming and understated sleepy blend and underestimated the power of the florals involved. I had to wash it off not five minutes in because something or some combination of things was making me feel very ill. It's interesting. I have a tea blend that contains many of the more herbal notes (lavender, passion flower, chamomile, lemon balm) without the more floral wisteria, poppy, or cowslip. It does include valerian root, and it knocks me out pretty darn quick. In the vial, this perfume smells surprisingly similar to the way that tea does when brewed. However, on my skin, it's a lavender-tinted Flower Power Party and...yeah. Not good. I picked up decants of all of this series except The Shore of the Lollypop Sea expecting to feel like I would need full bottles of more than one. Instead, I ended up with a low partial of one and will be chucking all the rest of my decants at friends or swaps.

     

    March 6: Gingerbread Sticky Buns -- Surprisingly yeasty. Sharply cinnamon and ginger -- and again, something like the red ginger note showing up in my nose, like a warm, slightly skanky ginger note rather than a sharp, bitey or rooty ginger note. Somewhat sticky icing-like note. Overall, not to my tastes. More throw than I liked, relatively low lasting power.

     

    March 7: Upslope Fog -- I like Upslope for about thirty seconds and then the stone note comes in and I can’t handle stone notes at all. It’s a funky combo of too sweet (NCD’s was worse for me in that way) and almost metallic? Anyway, that does eventually fade a little and it becomes a slightly muddled outdoorsy scent. I can smell a hint of the misty note I love, but mostly it’s a bit buried under the rest. I think I missed the craggy stones in the scent description when I picked my decants. 😂 For more on my thoughts about stone accord, see my distaste for Inganok Jewelers, 13 Hours, and Night's Bridge. Just...pleh. (This was originally written a few days ago. I did test it again, and lasted even less time. Knowing what it was about, I washed it off after a relatively short amount of time.)

     

    March 8: Sea Smoke -- Sea Smoke is pretty much Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife without the honey and with a little bit of ozone substituting for the barely-present mint. That one is much sexier due to the honey, but the later drydown for me is almost identical. Otherwise, this is BPAL’s ambergris & seaweed, straight up. I like it, but I like DotFW more. If I didn’t have that I’d totally pick up a bottle of Sea Smoke. If you were ever 👀 about DotFW, get some of this and layer it with something that’s a slightly skanky honey and you’ll have a pretty good approximation. This lasted quite a long time, and the throw was mild, but if DotFW is any indication, it'll get stronger over time.

     

    March 9: Cerise Fog -- This reminds me of a juicier, somewhat sweeter Akuma. The amber is golden and sweet and brightens and smoothes the scent in ways the neroli fights against in Akuma, though they definitely share the orange citrus + raspberry and a sweet, candy-like quality. Later on the sugariness really amps up and it mostly reminds me of flavored cotton candy. Curiously, after a few hours the amber becomes more prominent and I realllly like the way it lingers. This is going on my wishlist for later purchasing.

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    I'm new to swaps, and honestly very new to the forum and I keep thinking of things I should have added to my questionnaire! So I thought I'd take the lead of some other folks here and create a post where I could add the answers to the new questions that are popping up and all the things I *should have* originally included!

     

    Me in a nutshell: Ravenclaw. Saggitarius. I'm a school librarian at a K-12 school in western MA, which means I love to read and I'm a big old nerd. My partner and I have two cats and three dogs - all Australian cattledogs or mixes thereof. We also foster for an Australian cattledog rescue association.

     

    I love all things PINK (like the color, not the artist, though she's awesome too!) Side note: I used to hate pink. For years, I hated pink with a passion. And then one day I just...didn't hate it anymore. True story. 

     

    See more below:

     

    Household: 

     

    Are there any pets/kids/partners you live with who would appreciate BPALentines considerations? Please give as much detail as you can to help out your Cupid

    -I have a partner named Nicole. She is a dynamo of a realtor, always on the go. Together, we have two cats and 3 dogs. Our dogs are all Australian Cattledogs and we also foster for a cattledog rescue association. We’re a bit obsessed with the breed! The doggos all enjoy snacks and toys for sure. The cats don't do much with snacks and toys as 1 cat is diabetic and the other is super geriatric.

     

    Are you away at any period during the swap? 

    -Yes, we’ll be out of town from Feb 1-6

     

    Are you okay to ship Intl (outside USA)?

    -Yes

     

    Do you have any allergies your sender should be aware of? 

     -Nope!

     

    Something Snacky:

     

    What are your favorite snacks? Salty or sweet?

    -I like snack food of all kinds a little too much. I’m a sucker for a good peanut butter/chocolate combo. I also adore yogurt pretzels.

     

    Types of snacks/flavors/textures to avoid?

    -None

     

    Coffee, tea, cocoa, etc?

    -I am a coffee addict, especially dark roast. I have recently purchased a really good coffee grinder and a pour-over setup so my coffee snobbery can continue. As far as coffee flavors, I'm open to trying anything, but I prefer more subtle things in terms of flavored coffees - in other words I don't want a hit-you-over-the-head kind of flavoring. Bonus points if it's local to wherever you are. Triple bonus points if it furthers a good cause (like dog rescues or women in Appalachia)

     

    As far as tea, I never really had time for it before. I drank too much coffee lol. However, I recently discovered a magnificent tea shop in my small town and that has changed the way I think about it. The shop is owned by a practicing witch and certified herbalist who grows many of her own ingredients. She can talk for hours about what is in each of the teas and what the ingredients do. It's fascinating. I've recently been having some stress-related insomnia and digestive problems, because pandemic, and she was able to recommend a tea that has really helped both issues. So in short, I'm fascinated!

     

    Anything to specifically to AVOID? (veggie/vegan/GF/allergies/etc)

     -None

     

    Something Smelly:

     

    What are your favorite scents? 

    -I dig florals and also foodie scents. (For reference, my favorite BPALS right now are Water of Notre Dame and Muddy Armadillo, which smells like dirt and chocolate). I also love amber and jasmine. I started a wishlist here that I will try to keep updating. I currently find myself searching for scents that are very evocative of lonely, windswept or stormy landscapes. Maybe it's a seasonal thing?

     

    What scents should be avoided?

    -I tend to avoid the musky, incense-y types. I’m not a patchouli girl, either. 

     

    What sorts of scented products would be welcome?? What should be avoided?? (i.e. BPAL only vs. OCYL; soaps vs gels vs scrubs; lotions; candles vs wax tarts vs incense ... it ALL goes HERE) 

     -I’m open to trying just about anything, however our house only has a shower, no bathtub. I wish I could enjoy bubbles and bath bombs, but alas I can’t. 

     

    Something Snuggly:

     

    Favorite sock brands or patterns? (please include sizing/height/etc)

    -I tend toward the girly side of things and my favorite color is pink, but I also dig rainbows. I’m pretty tall at 5’9” so a medium to large size usually works. I have a thing for striped knee socks, but really anything nerdy and cute works too.

     

    Any things to avoid? (scratchy wool, artificial fibers, tight knee highs?): 

    -Wool makes me itchy, sadly.

     

    What other sorts of things (besides socks) do you think of as "snuggly" which you'd be interested in receiving?

    -Beanies or stocking caps, gloves or fingerless mitts. I have crazy, ridiculously curly hair, so I'm interested in trying out a satin-lined beanie at some point.

     

    Something "Stationery":

     

    Favorite book genres/authors: 

    -I’m a school librarian, so I’m a giant book nerd. I read a ton of young adult books. I tend toward fantasy in both the YA and adult categories. Some of my favorite books of all time are The Night Circus, The Starless Sea (I actually re-discovered BPAL through the author’s note in TSS. I think BPAL should do a collaboration with Erin Morgenstern. It would be epic!) Strange the Dreamer, and the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series. I am a sucker for Outlander and am currently listening to the newest book.

     

    Least favorite genres/authors/anything (i.e., what would you really not want to receive in a book?): 

    -I’m not big on horror or romance. 

     

    Physical book vs. ebook? (please include ebook type if applicable) 

    -Either one. I also do a ton of audiobooks on my commute.

     

    If Physical book: New vs. used? 

    -Either one is OK

     

    Do you enjoy/collect stationery? (pens, papers, cards, etc) 

    -Love it!

     

    If so what sorts of things do you like/dislike? 

    -Pens, gel pens, planner stickers, I’m really here for all of it.

     

    Something Surprising:

     

    Etsy wishlist that I'm in the process of updating, just for reference.

     

    What are 3 things that you always appreciate receiving?

    -Anything nerdy/cute, gift cards (I’ve never understood why some people say they’re not a good gift!), and miniature items

     

    Do you collect anything specific?

    -Nothing specific

     

    How do you feel about handmade goodies? 

    -Perfectly lovely

     

    Do you have any favorite Valentine's-themed goodies? 

    -I actually like those conversation hearts candies. I know, I’m weird

     

    If you were a vehicle, what vehicle would you be and why?

    -A baby blue old school VW Beetle - NOT the remake version. I may be a little clunky and rattly, but I have my own quirky style.

     

    Addendum questions:

     

    So... Jewelry??

     

    I'm enjoying exploring the meanings of gems and crystals right now. For example, I just saw an Etsy jeweler who used blue chalcedony for a necklace and had to look up it's meanings. I fell in love with the stone!


    Types? Rings, bracelets, and necklaces are nice. I've pretty much given up on earrings right now due to constant mask-wearing. It just gets to be too much of a hassle. My favorite bracelets are relatively thin, such that I can wear several at a time. My favorite that I wear almost every day is a string of small blue and bronze (Ravenclaw represent!) beads that can be wrapped several times around my wrist. It came from a local jewelery company

     

    I'd be interested in small and dainty stacking rings, too.

    Sizes? 8 is a safe ring size - it fits on several of my fingers. 

    Styles? generally more feminine 
    Colors? I usually stay away from goldtones, tending toward silver. Pink is also a safe bet.

     

     

    Would you be interested in anything from RavenstoneUnsure at this time. I'll check it out. 

     

    Do you have any interest in journals, planners, habit trackers, etc.? I have done quite a bit of planning! My current setup is a Happy Planner (regular size) hourly layout. I especially like the mix of function/organization and an everyday outlet for creativity that planning provides. 

     

    Do you have a goodreads account or somewhere that tracks which books you've already read/own? Goodreads link!

     

    Would you be interested in anything from https://snagtights.com/, and if so, what is your size?

    Yes! I've actually been looking at these. Anything in the opaque tights section - size E. It's cold here in New England. Gotta keep the legs covered!

     

    Are you interested in secondhand oracle/tarot decks?

    Yes? I haven't even looked at cards, etc. in forever. I'm going through a huge transitional period in my life right now though and feeling like this might be an interesting tool for me.

     

    Are you interested in ritual oils (e.g. Twilight Alchemy Lab stuff)? If so, what kind of intentions/magic resonate with you right now?

    Yes, I've actually been looking at these. As I said, I'm going there are huge transitions afoot in my life right now, so anything that helps with clarity of vision, peace, good sleep, etc. 

     

    Super specific, but pls note if you are a fan of Taylor Swift... 

    Not too much. I don't dislike her. 

     

     

    Are you into citrus/ fruity scents? I don't gravitate toward citrus and fruity, but I don't dislike it.

     

    Which florals are a yes/no? Death notes? I can handle most florals - jasmine, rose, lilac are favorites.

     

    Are you into Skincare/haircare? Sheet masks/cleansers/hair masks? False lashes? My hair is pretty picky and specific. It's curly and has it's own whole thing going on. As for skincare, anything made for dry and sensitive skin is welcome. I live in the northeast in the winter. Enough said.

     

    Does honey work with your skin chem? Buttercream? Yes to both.

     

    If you said "yes" to OCYL, which houses have you been dying to try? Which ones aren't compatible with your skin chem? Unsure. Pretty new to this whole thing, so I'm open to try just about anything.

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  22. If you were down with knitted or crocheted items:

    do you prefer a wearable or amigarumi? If wearable, is there something you’d really like? If amigarumi anything you love?

    ooo maybe a penguin or an alpaca

     

    Is there anything you forgot to put on your Qs you wish you had?

    hmmm not that I can think of!

     

    Teeturtle is having one of their megasales - any tshirts, or whatever, that strike your fancy? Size/fit?

    One of the reading themed ones, ha! Unisex small

    What are some examples of decorations you would enjoy? 

    Hmmm... stuff for a dinner party might be nice and useful. Fancy drinkware and plates,  serving utensils, christmas crackers. I love candles esp. during this time


    Is there any kind of accessory or product you'd want for your hair?

    Silky scrunchies. I sometimes put my hair up in a bun, something for that?


    What is your jewelry style? 

    I like big rings (size 5.5 to 6.5) and dangling necklaces! Love gothy pendants and 80s style stuff.


    Are you interested in fandom themed items based on the movies/shows you're into?

    OMG yes. I am obsessed with Hannibal (as you may know), but I also really like Midsommar. I love handmade fanart and fan crafts


    Are you interested in spicy sauces/jams etc? 

    YES. Love spicy and can definitely use some more hot sauces! I'm running low


    Are you interested in Thai snacks? e.g. Thai brand crisps, wafer roll type things, savoury small crackers? 

    YES, that sounds amazing. The crisps in particular

    I make light-weight yarn-and-silk-ribbon hair falls. Would you be interested in getting some?

    OooO I think I have an idea for where I will wear these! I'll try to go to Wasteland Weekend next year so I would LOVE something for that!

    UPDATE: also, I would love to go to another event of the organizers, https://www.neotropolis.com/ which is Cyberpunk themed so some hairfalls (i looooove neon green/yellow) would be PERFECT OMG

     

     

    What is the best book you've read recently?

    ha i missed this question! I recently read My Sister the Serial Killer and loooooved it! I like tight writing with vivid characters that's on the darker side. I also really loved The Ladder to the Sky, about a self-centered but psychologically empty writer who gets more and more twisted in his search for stories and fame. 

     

    I actively support Defenders of Wildlife and am curious if any of these would be of interest?   https://gifts.defenders.org/wildlife-adoptions?price=20-30

    OMG the penguin 100%. For my Husband Paul

     

    What are your favorite animals or mythical creatures? 

    Hmmm I just got a Betta fish so a betta? I also love vampires ha

     

    Do you like adult coloring books at all and if so do any of the ones from this store strike your fancy?

    those look so cool but I don't do coloring books sorry!

     

    how do you feel about solid perfumes? 

    Sure, I'll try!

     

    Is there anything in particular you'd want from the UK? 

    I love almost anything UK! Ooo some of those ah, royal wedding souvenirs (like a teacup or a tea tin) of Harry and Megan? The tackier the better, haaaa

     

    Are you ok with paper books at all?

    yes, I prefer it! my ereading is erotic fanfiction hahaaaaaa

     

    Do you already have expansion packs for your fave card games?

    hmm... for cards against humanity i've got a LOT of expansion packs but! one of the things i've been searching for are expansions to Joking Hazard (I have none). 

     

    Are you interested in perfume samples/decants, or only full sizes?

    i prefer full sizes (I love the art on them), but i looooove to smell everything! 

     

    Are you interested in oracle decks?

    oh yes! 

     

    How about wax melts?

    no, I don't have a warmer and I'm not that interested! i love the flame bwahahaha

     

    catnip?

    I've got no cats, sorry! 

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