Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/
I'm not seeing anything jumping out at me, but I'll try to come back for a deeper look.
Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of?
I don't actually like horror movies or books actually.
Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)?
Yes, and I can always use mittens. I'm terrible at keeping pairs together. haha
Do any of these knitted items appeal to you?
Easy Fingerless Mittens
Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf
Close to You scarf
Rikke Slouch Hat
Simple Yet Effective Cowl
Little Bear Stuffy
totally in love with the Odyssey Shawl and The knitted pumpkins!
How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)?
I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested?
I never wear makeup, but on the occasion I do Rituel de Fille is the only company I wear so very yes.
Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands?
Eh, my skin is pretty dodgy and a lot of things end of giving me hives. I thought I once found my dream facial moisturizer at Whole Foods, but by the time I came home my the hand I test it on was covered in hives.
Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated?
Hufflepuff shirt in 3X would be amazing. As would Nightmare before Christmas stuff!
What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?)
· animal rescue
· inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…)
Any really, but I do have a special love for dogs and turtles.
I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations?
Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie.
Yes. I love japanese things and I have a special love for their snacks, kitkats, whatever.
Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love?
Again, the hives thing. I'm pretty limited lately in what I can use.
Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love?
Black teas, chocolate stuff, cheesy things. Interesting things. I frequently buy things that sound weird but good. I've only been to Whole Foods once so I don't really have good knowledge of what they have.
Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive?
Um, probably but I'm blanking at the moment.
Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths?
impromptu goat yoga
Would you like anything from Lush?
Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees?
I've been going nuts with flower bulbs lately. So like you know how every place has like those 5 dollar bags of tulips or crocuses or whatever? I'd love them and find a place for them somewhere. Especially if they are interesting looking. The only thing is that I'm in zone 5b so they have to be cold hardy to that temp.
Kickstarter (and similar): Any thoughts, witches?
I haven't used it much, but what I have done has been great.
Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share?
Up above. 😃
And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size?
Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy?
Basically any of the Black teas.
Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any? What colors??
Nope, I'm good.
is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy?
I have never been.
There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com)
Hydra, Andromeda, Cassopiea, Moon Pillar, Love in Madness lip
How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks? Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)? New or used?
I always like tarot and oracle decks. I really love pretty cards.
Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye?
do you have a favourite saying or quote?
How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit?
I like spicy probably to about Cayenne level of spicy.
How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom?
I think they are fun.
A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable? (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)
Any fiber issues?
About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else!
I'm probably not going to buy myself anything until maybe right before they go down. Maybe. Money for bpals has been sparse this year.
Are you digging on my grave.
Pumpkin Seed and Terebinth Pine hair gloss
All the meaner things
That 'ere wolf
The Country gets Wilder as we Go
Dead Leaves and Chai
Dead Leaves Cacao, and Sandalwood
Dead Leaves and Smores hair gloss
Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy? Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y? And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc)
I don't often drink but I enjoy trying unusual stuff when I do.
Nail Polish: Do you need or want some? If so, what colors and brands are you interested in?
Does anyone else do nail wraps?
What about postcards?
Postcards are always fun.
Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)?
How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt.
I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip. Are any of these relevant to you or your household?
Yes, any of it!
Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits?
I love to cook! I can always use more good vanilla/vanilla beans, aleppo pepper, whole spices would be nice to have.
Would you wear any of these?
Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)?
The first three are really neat!
Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever?
Kitchen towels. Mine are getting pretty ragged and I never remember to get new ones, lol.
What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites?
I'm not vegan so I don't really remember when things are vegan.
How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute? Elegantly modern? Totally Traditional?
Whimsical, a little rustic, a little elegant, a little you are a strange, strange lady.
So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes. Is this relevant to any witchees?
No thanks, I'm not fond of sweet pickles.
How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain? Do you dress up? Would you like something for your costume? And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks?
I usually take the kids trick or treating. I don't usually have a costume because by the time I buy costumes for 3 kids I feel broke and aggrivated. lol
Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas?
Black teas are always good. I drink roughly a million gallons for Adagio's Strawberry black tea so that is always a good bet.
I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing?
And a quick question here--I'm going to this amazing looking event on Saturday--does my witchee see anything they might be interested in? https://www.facebook.com/events/903999316607440/ (the Oddities Market)
Too late for this one!
How do you feel about enamel pins? Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent?
I think they are fun.
Witchee, would you like anything from the Trading Post Halloween update? https://blackphoenix...y/weenies-2017/
Ummmm, I'm probably going to get a bunch of decants of hair glosses. I'd love to try Desolate Farm House and Forgotten Churchyard.
Awesome farmer's market by my house. They have a local honey stand (which also sells things made from local honey like Propolis tincture!); there's a small apothecary and she additionally makes soaps and hand-made, hand-poured scented candles; plus a guy that makes an array of BBQ and Hot Sauces. Does ny of this appeal? Would you like anything from my local farmer's market?
Honey all the things! Smolder Cosmetics. Do any of their products (glitter, eye dusts etc) appeal to you? https://smoldercosmetics.com
Anything from Strobe Cosmetics (http://strobecosmetics.com)?
How would you feel about getting Hello Kitty stuff?
Hello Kitty is cool. Would you like to get some favorite recipes?
Recipes are awesome. Would you like anything from my shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/LisaNut?
Would you like anything from the Haus of Gloi Fall Part II update? https://www.hausofgl...ween-scent-list
Apple Milk! Scarecrow!
How do you feel about these little guys? I think they're adorable and kind of want them all, but especially the ghost and pirate ones. https://lovemomiji.c...imited-editions
Witchees, do you want anything specifically from this page? Mitts, hat, shawls, unicorn... http://iceweasel.net/switchwitch/
What are your top three most wanted DC'd or previous LE BPALs?
Yvaine, The Macabray, SN Honeysuckle What are some things you do NOT want to receive?
Coffee. Live spiders. Ebola. is there anything from here that you might be interested in getting a print (or pillow/make-up case/etc) of? http://www.blackabbeystudios.com/store
Claire's has some super cute Halloween stuff. In the style of Haunted Mansion - black lace collars, lace and sparkle masques and the like. A few items in Dias de los Muertos style. Would you be interested in such things?
Would you be interested in anything from Orange Thyme? https://shoporangethyme.com/If so, which products/scents/flavors? 9/25/17
Anyone like/want calendars or dayplanners?
I have a 2018 corgi calendar on my amazon wishlist that I need! If you like stationery, do you like plain, colors, images, or specific DON'T LIKES? What about general desk stuff like cool colored paperclips and post it pads?
Would anyone be interested in having any of Abigail Larson's artwork (either as a print or on something, like a pillow, blanket, or t-shirt)? https://society6.com/abigaillarson
Yes! I love her art work! I mentioned a specific print in my questionnaire (Summer) but it's hard to go wrong. I have the All Hallows Read print. Monster in the Closet is adorable.
do you collect the art cards that BPAL sends out? Any in particular that you are looking for or definitely don't need?
Do you like this beautiful art, and she makes stickers and prints...SOOOO gorgeous: https://www.shannatr...om/paperprints/
Favorite animals or wild creatures or mythological creatures?
would you like any swag from the Depeche Mode concert? (pins, posters, shirts, program, dunno what they'll have!)
Is anyone interested in the new Resistance scents that the Lab just released (Take a Knee and SN: Flor de Maga)?
Take a Knee is right u my alley.
Is anyone here into zero waste, plastic free living, urban homesteading, or any simplicity/minimalism-esque lifestyles? If so, could you use any tools or equipment?
Are you interested in anything from Bath & Bodyworks? Which products and scents do you like? www.bathandbodyworks.com/
No, thank you.
I am possibly going to a crystal / gem show tomorrow. I can't afford expensive gem stones, but... What kind of crystals would you like?
Pumpkin or Zucchini bread?
What kind of homemade cookies are your favorite?
Could you use a muscle rub? (We make ours on the lunar cycle and it has menthol, wintergreen, habanero, cayenne, olive oil, st. john's wort, arnica, beeswax, calendula, and ginger. It tingles. We call it "Thunder Butter". If you have really really super sensitive skin, I would recommend against it. And don't take a hot shower or open all of your pores before using it.)
I have super sensitive skin so that's a no.
Interested in trying some of our rose petal (rose petals, sugar, everclear) or lavender vanilla bean (lavender, vanilla bean, vodka) liqueur?
Want some honey from the bees on our property?
Would you like some homemade jam? I have blackberry, rose petal, strawberry rhubarb, peach, and cherry.
Rose petal or blackberry would be lovely.
How about some homemade candied jalapenos with garlic cloves? I have regular and with habanero.
Regular sounds yummy.
I didn't dry any apples this year but I was thinking of heading over to Green Bluff and seeing if any honeycrisps are left. I have a commercial dehydrator so let me know if you are interested in any "Apple Crips" (as voodoocatwoman calls them!) I wash, peel, core, and slice before dehydrating.
My kids would love those.
Do you need any kind of dice bag, tote, project bag, cosmetic bag, pencil bag, or whatever? I have lots of bag patterns and fabric. We make bags under the name Twinkle N Twilight. Or how about a couple of pillowcases?
Pillowcases would be super fun! 9/22/17
Would my witchee like this to warm up the fall coffee cup?? https://www.truelemo...gory-s/1871.htm
do you like to take baths? if so, do you like oils, salts, things that fizz, all of the above, none of the above?
What style/make/etc of phone do you have? What about size of tablet? Laptop? Would you like decals, skins, or cases for any of these?
I have an ipad that would use some kind of protective covering.
See's Candy. My absolute favorite. They have special Halloween candy..any of these pique your interest?? Cinnamon Apple Scotch Mallows, Pumpkin spice truffles, pumpkinspice lollypops, caramel apple lollypops, or any other of their chocolates, etc?
Cinnamon Apple Scotch Mallows sound amazing as do the caramel apple lollypops. I haven't gotten a chance to looking them up, but I love chocolate so it's hard to go wrong there.
Do you like Broadway shows/music? If so what are some of your favorites and/or ones that you hope to see or listen to eventually? Would you like merch from your favorite shows or CDs from shows you want to listen to?
I've been loving Hamilton for quite a while now.
I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm there?
bpal wise, Apples, 3,6,and 7 all caught my eye. I super want to try the apple marshmallow HG.
I'm going to Edmonton Expo this weekend (It's Edmonton's version of comic con). Would a witchee like anything from there?
Anything catch your eye from this site (globalgirlfriend.com)?
Do you have any favorite, lesser-known stores? Especially ones that sell hand-crafted or independently made items.
Ten Thousand Villages
Imagine you're going to the most gigantic art & craft show imaginable, and money is no object - what kind of things would you gravitate towards and probably spend money on? Include as specific as you want to get!
Are you interested in anything from Think Geek? http://www.thinkgeek.com I really want this wallet: https://www.thinkgeek.com/product/jmko/ Do you have something you wish you put on your original questionnaire/forgot to put/would like to add on to?
Any additional misc. information about yourself you want your Witch to know? (I think this was on the survey, but again if there's something that you forgot...)
If you could decorate your house (or one room) in any one theme, what would it be? Your answer can be as simple ("Star Wars" or "Baroque" or "Modern"), or complicated or a combination (e.g. Victorian Gothic) as you feel best fits.
Aprons: Do you wear them, do you want one? Utility, decorative, cooking or crafting?
That could be fun!
BTW, would my witchee be interested in something like this? (photo of black and white striped knitted doll)
It seems like there's a question about socks on the questionnaire, but I don't think it got down to this level: Do you wear them? Any particular style (crew length, knee high, anklet, boot, etc.) or fiber (wool, cotton, bamboo anything but wool, etc.) preference?
I like socks! I especially love silly or colorful socks. I tend to wear anklet of crew length. Nothing too rough of uncomfortable.
Would you be open to previously-loved books?
What about partial-full bottles of BPAL or BPTP?
So what are your favorite fandoms?
Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Yuri on Ice, Rupaul's Drag Race... 9/17/17
I'm in France at the moment, is there anything here you might like? I'm in Provence, the land of lavender, so if you like that flower in particular just say so!
Sometimes my allergies hate lavender, but more herbally lavender is usually okay.
are you into divination? What kind(s) do you currently do? Do you want more books and/or tools for that type (e.g. new tarot cards, new runes)? Is there a new type of #divination you've been meaning to try, and if so, are you looking for the tool, a book on the subject, or both?
I like Tarot cards.
World my Witchee be interested in a Tarot or Astrology reading done personally?
Yes, that would be neat!
Does my Witchee need any magical supplies?
Would you be interested in any of the seasonal (or regular) soaps from Cellar Door Soap (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com)?
If you enjoy jewelry do you like discrete and elegant, flashy and gaudy, small and light, or large and chunky?
Any love of pirates or SCA?
Is there anything you would like from Disney World?
Are you a Potterhead? If so, to which house do you belong?
Oh yes. I'm a Hufflepuff!
How do you feel about chokers?
Here's a few questions from me: Would you like some Halloween or other themed decor in the form of a banner, something like this http://www.etsy.com/...n-decor-vintage?If so, would you prefer a traditional style or a vertical door type?
Do you live near a Trader Joe's? If not, are you interested in trying any of the numerous Pumpkin goodies they come out with this time every year?
There's one like 40 minutes away, but I never make it there, so sure!
Do you like to cook and/or bake? Could you use any specific ingredients (spices, oils, salts, extracts, etc.) or kitchen utensils/gadgets?
I do like to cook and bake! I'm always up for interesting spices and things. I always need good vanilla as well.
I'm at Ocean City MD for bike week......would a witches want anything from here? Bike or beach related??
What is 1 thing you would love to see in your final box? Can be ANYTHING - your choice.
Who would love some USPS eclipse stamps?
Do any of you potential Witchees have any kitties, puppers, or youngling humans you want spoiled in your packages? What treats or toys do they like?
My terrier likes balls, my corgi likes eating, and my GSD/Golden likes being an old man. My daughters like sugar, sensory toys, monsters (they have a stuffed cthulhu that they love), and chaos.
Is there any interest in any of the fragrance oils from the Nocturne Alchemy Weenies update?
Is there anything you want from the trading post (or trading post etsy) that is available to order right now? (Fatherhood, Puppers, normal GC things)
My Little Thy....and I can't look up how to spell it right now.... Princess. Probably some puppers once I try my decants.
Are you a gamer? If so, what games are you currently playing and is there any merch for that game you'd love to have?- If you are a gamer do you have a steam/gamestop/amazon wishlist?
I am, in theory. Having special needs kids means that I don't get a lot of time for hobbies anymore. I do have an Amazon wishlist that does have some game related stuff on it up above.
How do you feel about the following scarf options (assuming you're into scarves)? Simple eyelet scarf Chevron scarf Lacy and fuzzy Skinny rib knit (extra long for lots of wrapping) Leafy!
Love the Leafy and I like the eyelet one too!
Like beer? What styles most appeal to you?
I like dark beer. I do not like IPAs. My favorite beer is Southern Tier's Warlock. Like booze? What kinds?
I'm not really a big drinker. Like Wine? What kinds?
I don't really care for wine but I do love plum wine and it's been years since I've had any.
Would you be interested in a set of hand-made hair falls? It's something I do for fun and I can make any length and do an array of colors!
Not for me. 9/12/17
Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com/
What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from?
I like leaves and harvesty things. Nothing too scary/gross. Target has birds dressed up for Dia de los Muertos that I'm dying to get. Do you eat candy, and if so would Halloween candy be welcome? Specialty candy from local or unusual sources? Chocolate?
Yes. Yes to all. I don't like candy corn though. Do you want Fidget spinners, desk toys, or other frivolous things that you look at and decide you don't need enough to spend $ on but would make you happy to have?
We are an autism family. These kinds of things are actually quite appreciated.
Any zentangle lovers, people who would like to try it, or would you want a piece of someone else's zentangle art?
Any love of hair toys, clips, ribbons, fascinators, mini hats, etc?
What local goodies may be of interest? Local Honey, jams,candy?
Honey is always a yes. Jam, I'm less into but I do like trying interesting flavors. Candy is a yes. Are you interested in any prescription services like serial magazines, Birch box, ipsy?
I just saw this one today and it sounds fun: https://tokyotreat.com/subscribe/
Would you like funky Halloweenie costume makeup like Gothic eyelashes, nail effects, black lipstick, etc.?
How do you like to listen to music? CD, 8 track tape, mix tape, Pandora or Spotify, I-tunes?
Do you prefer reading on Kindle or actual book? What kind of books do you like? Would you like to be surprised with a scary, classic, horror book?
I don't mind either format of book. I do not like horror at all, in any form. I mostly read fantasy type stuff. Humor is good too.
Candles, Incense, or wax tarts? Do you have favorite brands or Weenies scents for the home? Would you like to receive a wax tarts burner, incense burner, essential oils diffuser, or Halloweenie themed candle holders?
I'm going to go with no. I have so many candles I never burn and I can't handle incense. Witchee: are you interested in crafting materials?
I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would want? Candy and snacks, hello kitty, studio ghibli related things.
How do you feel about nail wraps?
Nah, I have tiny barely there nails and I bite them to boot.
if you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)? - would you use knitted washcloths? a scarf? Are you allergic or sensitive to any fibers?
I prefer soft.
If you could be ANY character from a film, TV show or book, who would it be and why?
If you could hop into a time machine and travel anywhere/anytime, where would it be and why?
If you could invite 3 famous people to a BPAL meet and sniff, who would invite?
Do you like and/or want anything from Elements and Artifacts? You can be vague like "yes" or "no" or name specific past pieces you coveted or current ones you love, whatever works best.
Yes. I can elaborate if you want me to.
Would you like something hand sewn by your Witch? A dress, shirt, skirt, infinity scarf, something else?
Anyone want any kind of costuming accessories or makeup or odds and ends?
Are there any hobbies or crafts you've been thinking of trying, but haven't had the chance yet?
Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, what purpose would you want it to be for?
Do you like poetry?
Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints?
Would you enjoy any designer/specialty yarn for your own craftyness?
I'm not crafty, sadly.
Would anyone like a donation made in their name to a cause or charity?
Please provide wishes from the last two updates?
Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive? (http://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/)
Are there any UK things you'd like to get?
Are you into podcasts? If so, what are your favorites? Would you like any merch related to any of them?
Would you like something from Nui Cobalt Designs (https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/)?
Or maybe some of Christina's lovely Halloween candles at Sihaya & Co. (https://www.sihayaan...lection-candles)?
ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like MEGA or one of their amazing chromes? http://www.ilnp.com/
Do you enjoy stationery? I'm thinking cute/quality notebooks, washi tape, stickers, fun pens etc.
Are you interested in anything from Cocoa Pink? - Or Haus of Gloi?
Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath?
Have you seen this: https://www.bustle.c...llection-80733?(Lush Halloween collection.) And what would you like?
Are you interested in anything from the Moonalisa Halloween update?
What are your coffee and/or tea preferences? - Coffee: whole beans or ground? - Flavor and roast preferences? - Tea: black, green, herbal, flavors? - Loose leaf or tea bags? - Anything specific you don't like? - Are you in need of any gadgetry?
I do not like coffee. I drink a lot of tea. I like black, green, and white. I do not like rooibos or herbal teas. I prefer loose leaf. I am very much in need of more of Adagio's Autumn Mist tea.
How would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures? - would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around?
A big or small box would be great.
Who is into K-Beauty (Korean beauty products like sheet masks) - What are your faves if you are? - If you aren't would you like to try something?
Not really my thing.
What are some NEW things you've gotten interested in this year? Could be anything, from a new hobby, new genre of book, new healthy way of living, new fav brand of whatever...
Yuri on Ice
What are your feelings about Scooby Doo?
Not really my thing. I mean, I don't hate him, but he's not something that I'm particularly interested in either.
How do you feel about indie makeup (read: loose eyeshadow, blush, highlighter)?
I don't wear makeup. 9/4/17
Would you like one of the Halloween Teeturtle shirts? https://www.teeturtl...alloween?page=1
Yes! I think women's relaxed fit in 2X would work. I especially like Dia de los Foxes.
How do you feel about knitted stuff? Fancy? Plain?
I liked knitted stuff. I like all of it, but I am really impressed by the fancy stuff. What types of things do you like to wear?
I'm into beer. How 'bout you? Styles? And booze? I like beer as well. I do not like IPAs. I dark beer. I don't really drink alcohol otherwise.
How do you feel about caramel? Salt or no? With chocolate or without? Yes. Yes to all of it.
Would you be interested in home made food items? - garlic dill pickles - blackberry jam - dried honey crisp apples - applesauce (with or without red hots) - elderberry syrup (with honey and apple cider vinegar - great for immune boosting) - honey from our bees - rose petal liquor (made with our own rose petals and everclear but diluted down a bit so it doesn't knock you over) - baked goods of your choice, what do you like or dislike? I don't like applesauce but all the rest of it sounds good!
Would you be interested in project bags/pouches? I usually make flat bottom round pouches with a pocket inside and a drawstring. Possibility of embroidery if we still have the huge commercial machine. Could be fun! And to go along with the previous knitting question... Are you allergic to any fiber or do you know what kind of yarn you prefer? (merino, merino cashmere, merino cashmere silk, 100% silk, 100% cashmere, merino nylon, BFL, BFL silk, etc. Or do you like acrylic?) No allergies that I know of. I prefer softer when it comes to stuff that touches my skin.
Would you want a quilted pot holder? Sure!
Do you have any prefered flavour of shortbread? I didn't know it came in flavors!
9/14/16: What are you interested in from the recent BPAL and BPTP updates? (Lilith, Lunacy, etc.) So many Liliths. Having three daughters of my own this update is always special to me. Tag-Upon-Avon A Little More Tea Baby's First Krampuslauf Dinnertime at the Diviner's Hut Funerery Papyri My Little Grotesque O The Joy of My Spirit! Outlaw Reapers Gonna Reap The Twelfth
Would you like hibiscus seeds? No, my cats eat all of my house plants.
Speaking of snarky, who's a fan of The Mincing Mockingbird?
I've never heard of them before. A quick Googling tells me that the magnets and stuff are hilarious though. Do you decorate for Halloween all year? If not, what level of decor do you have for Halloween?
I have a couple things that I keep out all year. I don't have a ton of decorations up until this year I lived in a pretty small house.
Indoor/outdoor Halloween decorations? What do you do, and what would you prefer to receive?
In my house. Haha, I have a bit of a sweet tooth. I like all chocolate except white. I like haribo gummies. I like interesting flavors and types of treats I might not have tried before.
Does anyone like fleece character hats? Like these? http://wonderlandonline.storenvy.com/collections/354444-anime-video-games/products/13089516-pusheen-like-fleece-hatWhat kinda characters would you like to see?
I kind of love the pusheen and Totoro ones. 9/18/16
Who here is a Raging All THINGS HARRY POTTER fan?
Yes, I am a huge Potter fan. I'm a Hufflepuff! Do you like things with Pumpkin (or Pumpkin Spice?)
I like pumpkin!
Is there anything you would like to get from Japan?
I was going to say everything, but then I remembered that Japan can get really weird. Would you object to re-using of clean mailing materials?
No objection! 9/16/16
Is there anything you'd particularly like to get from the UK?
I'd love stuff from the UK, but I'm drawing blank of specifics. Cadbury chocolate, since they took away the real stuff in the US. Socks/sockdreams/etc:
I love socks. I've always been interested in sock dreams, but I have wide calves so I haven't made the plunge yet. Anyone a nail polish fan? What colored interest you?
I'm not huge into it, but I do have some around and I usually buy Zoya when I do. I'd love some autumnal colors!
Would you like some hair falls? I can make a single (ponytail) or double (for pigtails). Short, long, types of yarns, ribbons? Extra things (buttons, beads, wire wraps? Colors/color combinations? Stuff to avoid?
They are neat looking, but not for me, I think. 9/21/16
Do you have an Etsy wish list, and if so, what's your user name there?
I do, I haven't put anything on it in a while though. SadariEvenstar there as well. Tokyo Milk? Yea or Nay?
Never heard of them. I will google them later and take a look. would you like notebooks or journals? Utilitarian or fancy? Lined or blank? Tell me of your stationery lustings.
I like them. I prefer unlined, my hand writing is large and messy. Pretty paper is always fun. If you are ok with knitted things, what colors do you like? If striping, what two (or more) colors together? If you want yarn, what colors do you want? --- A color palette would be lovely if you use Pinterest. Or just want to post palette photos in your blog.
I like dark reds, warm browns. Soft greens and blues. No neon. Are you interested in fabric? Again, what colors, what themes, etc.
No thank you. What are your tea and/or coffee preferences? Loose leaf / whole bean or bagged / ground? Do you have a favorite type? Flavor? Retailer?
No coffee, at all. Not even coffee flavored candy. I really don't like coffee.
I drink lots of tea. I prefer loose. I mostly drink black teas or flavored black teas, but I like green and white as well. I love a good oolong or jasmine tea. I dislike rooibos and herbal teas. I also don't like hibiscus and rosehips. Chai is good.
If you could receive one handmade item - everything from knitted or crocheted gloves and scarves to sewn bags to fanart or original art, what would you prefer?
Art would be amazing. I don't have much hanging on my walls.
What are your favorite fandoms, if any?
Harry Potter, Dr.Who, LOTR, a bunch of embarrassing animes that you are welcome to ask me about,
Skincare- do you use a particular routine? What products would you absolutely not use?
Cetaphil in the shower, Alba Botanica Hawaiian, Aloe & Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer. My skin is pretty tempermental so I try to leave it alone. I don't even wear makeup.
Paintbox soapworks hot process. Cocoa pink shampoo/conditioner
BPTP products? Pre-owned okay? Hair gloss is good. I don't use much bath oil. I use a lot of atmos. Preowned is fine.
Essential oils and aromatherapy oils- yay, or nay? Nay
Twilight Alchemy Lab oils?
Never tried them, but I would like to.
Authors - Jennifer Estep, Faith Hunter. Heard of them? Love them, hate them, or eh? Never heard of them.
Knitted things. Specifically scarves/cowls and shawls.....grabby hands or not? Favorite colors? Are you allergic or sensitive to any textiles, ie wools, cashmere, nylon, metallic threads, mohair, alpaca? Knitted washcloths? For the kitchen or for the bath? And again, colors??
Scarves and shawls would be amazing. I don't really know much about textiles. I like things soft. Wash clothes would probably not get used.
Candles or wax melts/wax tarts?
I like candles but allergies prevent me from using them most of the time. I've never tried wax melts.
The second part of the Haus of Gloi update is live tomorrow (the 25th)- is there anything you're interested in?
I've never tried them. I'd be open to trying them though. I'm going to the NY Renaissance Faire tomorrow- anything you'd like me to look for?
I've only been to a Ren Faire once and I'm not really sure what kinds of things you would find there. 9/23/16
Would you be interested in Kings Game by Lisa Millraney?
Sure Would you like any brown paper bags of "seconds" from Seattle Chocolates?
The answer to anything involving chocolate is usually yes. Elements & Artifacts has a fall/halloween collection up? Anything catch your eye?
This is beautiful:https://www.etsy.com/listing/475755671/forsaken-leaf-of-shadow-and-flame-vi?ref=shop_home_active_17 And speaking of shops from BPAL folks, any favorites in the stores on the SW Stalking and Services Spreadsheet
I haven't looked at it yet.
Tarot cards/oracle decks - yay or nay? If yay, do you already have any? Which ones?
Sure. I have this one: https://www.amazon.com/Goddess-Tarot-Deck-Kris-Waldherr/dp/1572810661
Cryptozoology/cryptids (Big Foot, lake monsters, chupacabra, etc.) - yay or nay? If yay, any favourites?
I've always been fond of Nessie. 9/25/16
I'm a honey affecionado (I really love honey) and our renn Faire has a local honey booth we go to every year and our trip is coming up. Anything from http://www.beefolks.com/default.aspsuit your fancy in particular (honey or otherwise since they have other products?)
Yes. All the honey. I love honey. I'd especially love interesting flavors.
If you like Lush, are there any UK-only things you're desperate to get?
I haven't tried much Lush. I would be open to it though!
Crochet goodies yes or no? If yes, what kind of goodies?
Yes! I love homemade stuff.
Do you have any allergies to animals/smoke/food etc?
Lilac scented stuff, cigarette smoke
I like them. I haven't read many beyond Sandman.
I don't use it much.
Yes, I don't use much bath oil but I like everything else.
I've never tried them, but I have silly tiny finger nails so I'm not sure how well they would work.
Teas/Spices/Spice Rubs/Specialty Ingredients from a local tea & spice shop?
Tea is always okay. I'm not a big fan of red or herbal tea. Spices and rubs sound fun. I do a lot of cooking.
In Regards to loose/bagged tea:
I prefer loose, but will drink either.
Speaking of spices - where's your spicy/heat threshold? (scale of 1 - 10 - 1 being nothing more than black pepper, 10 being ghost pepper+)
Like a 7. I like spicy, but I also have bad acid reflux so I try to not take things overboard. Preferred book format? Physical, PDF, Kindle, etc?
I can use any format. I like physical books, but I also like using my Nook/ipad to read with as well.
Would you be interested in any handmade critters? Stuffed animals, knit or crochet beasties, or anything remotely similar? If so, please give an example or five
Corgis or turtles!
Since this is the Spring Fools' round, is there anything that goes with the theme of April Fool's Day or spring that might be fun to add to your package? Flowers (seeds, real, or handmade) prank-related items, a court jester's cap? Feel free to be creative and crazy with this one!
We're moving into a brand new house in the suburbs. I've always been a country girl and I've never lived in the suburbs, but I really would still like to plant a small garden and some flowers. If you are a gardeny witch I would love tips on getting things started.
Pet owners - would you like any kind of toy or supply for your pet?
Corgi kid is still young enough that she is a intense chewer. Toys for her would be great! Geek paraphernalia! Almost everyone here has SOME sort of geek-love, whether it is Harry potter, Horror movies, graphic novels, science, etc. So would you be interested in any kind of items related to your geek-ish interests?
I'm a shameless Harry Potter lover. Hufflepuff! Any yarn, plastic, metal, or fabric sensitivities?
would you like pretty stationery/note cards, etc, for writing snail mail?
I love collecting this kind of stuff but I rarely get a chance to use it.
If you could have any BPALs right now (GC, LE, HTF) what would they be? Give examples of at least a few of each category
Any places you would like gift cards from?
Honestly, Target. I'm going to need a lot of stuff for the new house.
Do you wear make-up? Any brands you like? Color preferences?
I don't wear make-up.
Junk food and candy?
Chocolate, Haribo gummy candies, pretzels
Witchee, regarding your fave TV shows, would you be interested in the associated DVDs? Fan books?
I like Dr. Who, though I'm not nearly up to date on watching it. I have a major crush on 10.
Do you need any items for your kitchen (linens, gadgets, cooking supplies, etc.)?
A microplane, more measuring cups (bonus points for fun colors!).
Gardens/plants: I am dreaming of spring, dear witch: Do you like plants? Do you have any? Indoor potted plants? A balcony bed? A yard? Do you want/need anything?
I do like plants, but I haven't learned much about gardening. I want to plant tomatoes for my oldest this year.
As of Thursday, March 3 8:30 PM
If I were to make you something based on one or more interests mentioned in your Q'aire/blog, would you prefer something you could wear, something that hangs on a wall, or something that sits on a shelf (or couch or wherever) ?
Wall would be great.
Are you in need of BPAL storage?
Always. Hi, witchee! Do you like candles? Incense? Wax melts?
Candles can be iffy for me due to allergies. Soy candles seem to work best. No incense please.
BAGS! Do you like/want/need any kind of bags? Purses (big, small, medium), storage type bags, totes, re-usable grocery bags, make up or craft supply bags . . . anything? And if so, please give as much info as possible about type, color, use, fabric, etc
I don't really use bags much.
Here's a question. I make handmade journals/albums/smashbooks/junk journals. Would you be interested in anything like that?
If you like Harry Potter stuff, what house do you belong in? If you like Game of Thrones, what family?
Hufflepuff! I do not like Game of Thrones.
What's your favorite animal/totem? Would you be interested in a small figurine of said animal from this etsy user?
Corgis and turtles
Anything exciting to you in PBSW's Spring Collection?
I need to replenish my lotions big time. Crickhallow Cottage, Blackbird, Potting Shed in a Deluge
Witchee, are you interested in this kind of music (it's one of my favorites)[Tartanic - uncivilized]?
Oh dead Witchee, how do you feel about Sakura Matsuri? Do you like Green Tea and Sakura flavored desserts/treats? Decorations or jewelry with a cherry blossom theme?
Yes Hey, witchee! If I were to send you a garment, what size would I send?
I'm a plus sized lady. 2 or 3 X depending on how the garment runs.
What style of bag from here (if any) would you like? You can easily narrow down the choices on the side menu - but I only want to know the style, not the pattern!
It's Hottie Friday, witches and witchees! Name a famous crush or five
Also - what are the last 5 songs that appeared on your random or shuffle music list.
If you should happen to be my witchee, are there any items in my store that you would like? Nut-Made by LisaNut
Oh Witchee, have you seen the kimono tops that are all the rage right now? Would you like one? I will sew you one if you do, just tell me if you're a fringe or lace edge or plain edge type of person- I have your color picks from your questionnaire, unless you'd like it in something different than those?
I was thinking about busting out the sculpy clay - I sometimes like to make cute little fantasy miniature sculpture, like fairy doors, or miniature garden gnomes for potted plants, or I've even made a couple of tiny smaug's based on this cartoon. If you were my witchee, how would you feel about receiving some tiny fantasy art for your home? Any preference between a fairy door, or a garden gnome, a tiny fairy box, or something like smaug?
If you won a gift certificate for $100 (Or similar amount in your country) that could be used ANYWHERE what would you get?
Something that you look forward to each spring, or that when you see it (hear it/smell it/taste it, etc) you think "Yes! Spring is here!" or something along those lines!
I always know that it isn't going to snow anymore when the magnolia trees start to bloom. I feel like I hold my breath every spring waiting for one more snow storm until I come across a magnolia in bloom.
Witchee, how do you feel about this type of garment? What color & size would you like? (keep in-mind it does say it runs one size big!)
Are there any mythical creatures that you're really into and that you would enjoy gifts relating to?
Hi witch! I hope you have a wonderful autumn! Thank you so much for taking time to stalk me!
Amazon wishlist: https://amzn.com/w/2IRNSZ9E8V6O8 (This wishlist is the result of years of window shopping. There are things on here I don't expect anyone to get me.)
Paintbox Soapworks wishlist: Smoky Jack Hot Process The Fusilier Hot Process The Hermit Hot Process I would love lotions in any of the above scents as well.
I have a wishlist at Ten Thousand Villages, but it does not let you link it directly. It needs to be emailed. I love practically everything there though, so it's hard to make a misstep.
In thread questions:
Pumpkin: Yes please, I usually like pumpkin things.
Booze: I'm generally in favor, but this year I'm pregnant so anything that was sent would have to be able to last until April. =-)
Yellowstone: Huckleberry? I've never tried it, sounds like it could be fun. A postcard would be fun too! 9/18/15
I know there is a question about "decorating style", but if you're comfortable, could you should us some photos of your spaces? For those of us who like to art and craft, it can be nice to have a visual sense of decorating style!
My house is for sale right now, so the best way to share pictures is to just share the listing: http://www.nothnagle.com/Properties/Details.aspx?MLS=19&M=R276251
For those of you who don't drink alcohol, can you specify if you live with any drinkers or ever have alcohol on hand for guests, vs. abstaining and preferring not to have it around at all? I drink occasionally.
Are you a fan of the TV show Penny Dreadful? No
What are your coffee and tea preferences? Do you prefer one, the other, both, or neither (and if it's neither, what about things like hot cider and cocoa)? Loose leaf or bags, whole bean or ground? Is caffeine OK? Any gadgetry you're in need of? Any brands or flavors that you particularly love, loathe, or want to try?
I hate coffee. I basically fuel my exsistence on tea. I prefer loose over bagged. Caffeine is fine. I like Black, white, green, oolong. I do not like Red or herbal. Cider and cocoa are both good too.
What's your sense of humor like? Do you enjoy puns? Play on words? Dirty humor? Dry humor? Who are some of your favorite comedians?
I'm not a humor snob. I'll laugh at most things, just no gross humor.
Do you like board games? If so, which ones? Traditional or more unique? (like Settlers of Catan, Small World, Red Dragon Inn, etc)
I like board games, I don't really have many.
Is there anything that you specifically do NOT want to receive? Make-up and nail polish. Coffee or coffee flavoured things.
Plain or fun socks? Fun! As a side note, I'm a plus sized gal and I have wide calves, which is sometimes good to know for taller socks. Name one (or as many as you would like) thing you would like to learn more about?
I would really like to have some kind of hobby to do with my hands, but I have a hard time following instructions. I would need a really simple, straight forward guide.
What one thing you would like to do more of?
Play my violin. I used to take lessons, but then they got too expensive. Then the strings on my violin came off and I'm no good restringing it on my own so it just sits there, reminding how much I used to like to play.
What are some things that fascinate you? Or, What would you like to know more about? Music, the natural world, myths and legends 9/20/15
Would you like any cookie butter (just to be clear, store-bought, not home-made, and does contain wheat since it's, y'know, cookie butter)? I'm okay with it. Is there any particular piece (or pieces) of art (painting, photograph, etc) that speaks to you in some way?
Would you like anything from Lush? I haven't tried very much Lush. I had a couple bath bombs that I enjoyed very much one time. I would be very open to trying more of their stuff.
Do you prefer hand-made or store-bought? Either
SPICY! Scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being "oh, that's a bit too much black pepper for me" and 10 being "ghost pepper? scorpion pepper? I laugh at these! I love as much heat as you can throw my way!" Where are you? 7 or 8. I like spicy stuff, but I don't want it to hurt.
What is your BPAL "Holy Grail"? Coyote and Sonnet D'Autumne Black bear Moon, Mother Shub's Gingerbread Temples, and Mother Shub's Unmentionable Peppermint Cremes also get a lot of wear. I really want a good marshmallowy scent.
Analog or Digital? Or Both? Both What scents from other perfume companies are you really wanting to have in your collection and or are just really wanting to test? Companies like NAVA, Arcana, Solstice Scents, Possets, Haus of Gloi etc.....? I haven't really tried any other companies.
Do you have an affinity for any specific animals? Corgis! They are special little dogs. I lost my seven year old corgi to lymphoma this summer. I also have a four month old corgi puppy.
Kitchen Needs or Wants? A micro plane. I could use more measuring cups too, especially if they were in bright colors!
Makeup! Do you like it, would you want some? If so what brands do you like to wear? I don't wear makeup.
Chocolate fiends ahoy! What kind of chocolate do you like? Do you like any other things in it or just plain good ole chocolate? Chocolate. Yes. Just yes. I am a chocolate fiend. I like everything from super bitter dark to milk. I love it paired with nuts and fruits and interesting bits. I also like it plain. It's hard to go wrong with chocolate. I love to try interesting new flavors. I do not like white chocolate.
Would you be opposed to receiving a ton of Halloween themed items? Some would be okay. I don't have a ton of places to put random stuff though. I tend to gravitate toward harvesty/natural looking stuff this time of year. My kids like cute Halloween stuff.
9/23/15 Would you be interested in any special little thing I might be able to pick up from the Great Lakes Bat Festival this Saturday? Both Janell Cannon (author of Stellaluna and other kids' books) and Fiona Reid (illustrator for lots of animal field guides) will be there, so would you possibly be interested in something like an autographed copy of Stellaluna or one of Cannon's or Reid's other books? Or something from the Organization for Bat Conservation, like a shirt or other swag? Buttons or a decal would be neat. Stellaluna would be great. My kids haven't read it yet so it would be something we both could enjoy.
What items from the Weenie update interest you, should you have to option of getting anything as a gift from your Witch??? Would you be ok with decants, or bottles?
Just going to copy my response from the Weenie thread:
I'll definitely be getting bottles of Apple Cider and Sonnet D'Autumne. I have bottles of both previous years of Sonnet, but it's one of my all time favorites.
Ones I'm interested in: The Witches, Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcake, Pumpkin Lager I've told myself I won't buy any more pumpkin scents. They haven't worked yet and I just don't have the money to keep trying. Still I would like to try them in hopes of finding *my* pumpkin scent.
All Soul's, Dia de los Muertos These are oldies that I have not managed to try yet.
Sugar Skull: I have a old imp of this and I like it, but it never makes the cut.
Leaves and Apples: I love both bases so I would love to try any of these. I think I am most interested in Apple 1 and 5 and Leaves 3 and 5.
What's your favorite scary movie? I don't really like scary movies. I think the scariest I get it Coraline or Paranorman.
Blu-Ray or DVD? DVD
Game systems - console or computer? Mac/PC? Which console? My laptop runs Linux Mint, my desktop runs Windows 7. We have a Wii, PS2.... and a Super Nintendo. lol A friend of mine is giving me her old PS3, but we don't have all the cables yet.
Are you dressing up for Halloween and if so do you need any accessories for if? I have fox ears and a tail for Halloween!
Talk to me about bags, what kinds do you like? Sizes and styles? I really hate purses.
What are your favorite fandoms and do you want to receive anything related to such? Harry Potter - I'm a Hufflepuff! Doctor Who- I prefer 9 and 10 to the newer ones.
What are you planning to order from the Weenies update?
If I can scare up the money I will probably be ordering Apple Cider and Sonnet d'Automne. The Last Huzzah of the NY Renaissance Faire happens this weekend and I'm going! Is there anything you might want? (Besides a turkey leg, which won't ship well!) Anything! I haven't been to a Ren Faire in at least 5 years!
Do you like comics or graphic novels? Any issues or collections you want to read? I do enjoy graphic novels and manga. I haven't tried anything new in a while and would be open to it.
Let's say you have indicated interest in receiving a hand knitted item. What colors, exactly, do you like? If you could provide color swatches here or to pinterest (or something visual), that would help out a lot. I would really love fall colors, red, orange, yellow, brown..... Rich, fallen leaf type colors.
Would you rather receive a bunch of little packages through the round, a couple of medium packages, or one big package at the end? However my witch wants to do it, though I do like to hear from my witch occasionally, just an ecard or something is fine!
For those of us with out-of-country Witchees, would you be happy with receiving a few packages from local to you merchants (say, through Etsy or equivalent)? Totally fine.
Would Witchees like something from IKEA? (Or any other not always accessible by everyone store?) Probably, but I have literally never been in an IKEA in my life.
If/when you go to the mall, for which store(s) do you beeline? Malls are not really made for big women. I rarely go to them.
Do you receive any subscription boxes (julep, lootcrate, ipsy, birchbox, etc.)? No. For Christmas last year my husband got me a 3 month subscription to https://www.skoshbox.com/and it was amazing.
Do you like tarts/candles/incense? If so, what type of scents? I don't have anything to use tarts in. I like candles, I don't use a lot of them because asthma. Soy candles seem to be best. Please, no incense.
Is there anything you wish you could have picked up from the Dragon*Con exclusives? Any of the peach hairglosses.
Is there a GC you've been dying to try but haven't got around to yet? How Doth the Little Crocodile. I have been interested in it since I started in bpal, but I never got an imp because I assumed one would make its way to me eventually. It's been 8 years and I have hundreds of imps, but not that one.
The questionnaire asked about gold & silver jewelry, but how do you feel about copper jewelry? Do you like colorful jewelry, or do you prefer to keep it neutral? I like copper and I love colorful jewellery.
We asked about decorating style, but are you interested in receiving decorations for your home? Are you interested in things that go on the wall or things that go on shelves? I would love some decorations. Things that go on the walls would be awesome, my walls are pretty bare.
Office supplies hound? Pens, pencils, journals, any preference, or favorites? I always like pens in fun colors and I love journals.
Talk to me about socks! Is there anything, dear, dear Witchee, that I can get for you from Sock Dreams? Anything from another place? I'd love almost anything that comes in plus sizes! I love stripes and lots of colours! I have 17 inch calves, which seems to be a good thing to know on Sock Dreams.
I live near a huuuuge candy store. What kind of candy do you like? Gummies? Caramel? Chocolate? Sour? Sugar-free? Love chocolate and caramel. I really like Haribo gummies. I like hard candy too. 9/26/15 How do you feel about animal products? Not so much animal toys or food, but more like furs, paws, bones, etc. No thanks. Are you interested in receiving any restaurant.com gift certificates for your area? There really anything available in my area. 9/27/15 How do you feel about "toys" - stuffed animals and the like? I like them. Smaller is usually better otherwise my kids will steal them from me.
Did you see the eclipse last night? How do you feel about astrological events, like eclipses? Any interest in the Blood Moon Eclipse scent from BPAL?
I did see it. I love astrological stuff. I don't know if the scent is quite for me, but I would love to try a decant.
Witchee's, how tall are you? And perhaps, what's your arm span (from wrist to wrist)?
How do you feel about the 4 elements? Or are you more of an Asian 5 elements person? Do you feel strongly about any of the elements, like a connection or a preference?
I've always felt a connection to air and earth. Fire in probably my least affinity. How do you feel about bento boxes? Is it something you would use if you were to get one?
I use them for my daughter's lunches.
Scarves, shawls or cowls? Mittens, gloves, fingerless mitts or wristlets?
Scarves, shawls, cowls, gloves, and mittens are all great.
how do you feel about online classes? Like, say, craftsy or creativebug? Or even lynda.com?
I've never heard of them, but they could be fun!
What do we want from Paintbox Soapworks?
I have my wishlist above!
If I were to make you some art, would you prefer a frame that hangs or one that sits? And what color/style would you prefer?
How do you feel about gourmet marshmallows?
This was my question, hehe! I love them!
Are you a slatherer or a dabber?
Usually a dabber. My allergies prevent me from wearing a lot more of them time. Mint perfumes are a exception.
Talk to me, dear witchies, about tea. I know we've covered this a little, but I really need the nitty gritty here- not just companies you like and don't like (Teavana? Adagio? David's? Some tiny place?) but I also want to know the other stuff: top 3 flavors, loose or bagged, the kinds of tea accessories you use- or have always wanted. Be specific. Provide links if necessary.
Tea. The kiddo is sleeping right now so I have time to elaborate on tea. I have a lot of Adagio tea. Like, a cupboard full. I haven't really tried many other companies because Adagio is affordable and convenient. The only other company I have tried loose tea from was Simpson and Vail and I hated everything I ordered from them. I would really love to try others though. My brewer is Adagio ingenuiTEA. Hmm, favorite teas.... I really like Adagio strawberry black and the summer rose black, black dragon pearls, and I love jasmine tea. I'm really fond of chai as well. I have a few fandom blends that I buy regularly that I really enjoy:
I do not like herbal teas or rooibos.
Villainess is putting out brand new stuff for the first time in a while (as opposed to bringing back former lines). Sooo.... who wants it?
Fire, ginger, and salt leaf all sound nice.
LOST TRACK OF DATES. I SUCK.
How does everyone feel about duct tape crafts? Any favorite patterns?
I have never really looked into it too much, but I love homemade stuff!
Are there any flowers you especially like?
I like roses and lilacs (I know, I'm allergic, but I love them!). Phlox I like most flowers.
Would you be interested in any cozies or cases (yarn o fabric, not hard cases) for tech stuff (phone, laptop' etc) or for cups/mugs/bottles or anything else similar.
Tea cozy! I also have a caseless ipad that could use some love.
Would you like Halloween or Day of the Dead themed ornaments or a "bunting"?
Could be neat!
Are there witchees who would like book related gifts like a booklight, bookmark, bookseat or something for your reading gadget,like a cover or a light for example.
Bookmarks are always good. I've never heard of a bookseat before, but they look pretty neat.
I make handmade journals, mini albums and similar items. Would my witchee be interested in something like that?
Those sound lovely.
What songs/music/artists/CD's do you like to listen to around Halloween?
The same stuff as usual.
Are you interested in leg warmers at all?
Is your Halloween style scary, cutesy, folksy, grotesque . . .?
Natural, harvesty stuff. Cutesy is fine. Folksy is good. I don't like gory/scary.
10/5/15 I bought the Portal board game last week & it came with a Portal 2 steam free download code. I already have the game on another console & it's one of my favorite series of all time. Soooo, would you want it?
I've never played it, but would like to.
10/6/15 Have you read The Martian? Or do you plan on watching the movie?
I have neither read nor watched it. My husband wants to see it at some point and I never say no to books!
NaNoWriMo - Pertaining to that, how does everyone feel about such things? Will anyone be participating? How about NaNo swag, is there any you want?
I've done it in the past, but I am uncertain about whether I will this year.
Honey or beeswax products? Discuss.
How do you feel about bumper stickers and car magnets? What do you like--cute, pretty, snarky, geeky/fandomy?
Window stickers are great. I put bumper stickers on my computer case.
Do you have any phobia's that your Witch should be aware of?
Nothing that would impact Switch Witch, I think.
Trading Post Weenies are live! Anything calling to you?
Pumpkin Light, All the Leaf hair glosses except the one with red musk and neroli, October claw polish.
10/7/15 Speaking of nail things, it that time of year and I am doing my jamberry order, Would you want some Lovely Jamberry's for your nails?
I'm not sure these would work on my nails. I have little hands and teeny nails.
Do you like or want to try Marmite?
I've never tried it. I admit to a morbid curiosity.
Some folks have already said they do not want used nail polish. If you haven't already chimed in about that... would you be interested in a bottle of BPTP claw polish (in this case, either Event Horizon or Baku) that has been used for one manicure?
bptp nail polish is my one exception to no nail polish. I'm curious to try theirs.
Are there any DISCONTINUED (not LE) BPAL oils that you wish you had, or had a little more of?
Hmm... Baghdad, March Hare, the discontinued Gaimans..... I'd like to sniff Antique Lace, since it is such a legend.
Is there anything fairly basic that you're always running out of and need to buy more of?
Scotch Tape and Dish Towels
Anything interest you from the recent Blooddrop update?
I've never tried Blooddrop. Browsing the perfume quickly though, Apples and Bones, At the Edge of the Beautiful Haunting Woods, Kittens and Pumpkins, and Misfortune sound nice.
How to you feel about foreign spices/flavorings?
I like them! I do a lot of cooking and I'm always willing to try something interesting.
Dearest Witchee, can I get you anything from Shiro Cosmetics? I'm going to place an order soon and perhaps you are interested in some of their goodies? https://shirocosmetics.com(https://shirocosmetics.com)
In a parallel universe somewhere there is a me that knows how to put on makeup and she would be so excited about this. This universe me doesn't have a clue what to do with makeup.
http://amzn.com/w/2IRNSZ9E8V6O8 Amazon, this wishlist is the result of years of window shopping. I've never linked it anywhere before.
I have a little wishlist at Ten Thousand Villages, but it appears that you can't link it. You should be able to find it by searching my name. Though, the answer to "Will she like it?" on that site is "Yes." -edit- Actually, this might work.....https://www.tenthousandvillages.com/wishlist/index/index/wishlist_id/11988/
*I mentioned that I have a Nook in my questionaire, it is the old e ink style one, good for books only.
I'm a Hufflepuff!
A link to what I actually own, bpal wise might be good: http://www.bpal.org/topic/3819-what-do-you-have-big-bottles-of/?p=2071889
Tea. I adore tea. I prefer loose leaf and I dislike herbal teas. I do not like hibiscus or rose hips. I'm pretty meh about rooibos.
I will edit this as I think of things that might be useful.
1. I wonder what a potential witchee would think about being bombarded with PUMPKINS in various formats. Because my current obsession just may last long enough to be of use in spoiling.....but I know wouldn't be appreciated by everyone. Would you appreciate it?!?
Pumpkin all the things except bpal. There are only a couple scents with pumpkin that have ever worked for me.
2. I currently have a CSA and my significant other is perpetually out of town for work, so I've been doing a lot of canning and baking with my vegetables. How do people feel about canned good (pickles, salsa, etc) and vegetal baked goods (squash bread, zucchini bread).
This sounds delightful.
3. Trading Post wants?
Yes. I have so many TP wants that I don't even have much of a wishlist. I've only tried 2 of the hairglosses and a few of the atmos. I haven't tried any of the soaps or candles at all.
4. What direct sellers do you not like and would prefer not to get things from? And also feel free to list any retail brands you really don't like.
I don't really care where things come from
5. How about y'alls coffee and tea preferences?
I don't drink coffee at all. I LOVE tea. I prefer loose leaf. I dislike herbal tea. Fun flavours are good. I mostly order from Adagio for convenience, but would love to try other brands.
6. Do you cook? Would kitchen accessories make you happy?
I cook a lot. I'd love to have a micro plane. (New recipes are always welcome too!)
7. How do people feel about creative endeavours? Would you like to receive one? Or supplies to make your own? What do you like? Drawings, stories, poems?
I would love to receive any and all creative endeavours. I don't really do any of my own. I lack in the hand-eye coordination department.
8. What culture or country (doesn’t have to be modern) do you feel an innate connection with? What about it makes it special to you?
I've always loved Ireland. The music speaks to be especially.
9. Is there any sort of art commission you would like: cartoony, pin-up, fantasy, realistic, etc? If so, what subject would you like drawn (a picture of you, a character, a loved one or pet)?
10. What do you find yourself doing for fun in your free time? What are your main hobbies and interests?
I play violin. I write quite a bit. I also spend way too much time playing my silly dragon game at Flight Rising.
11. Table-top gaming? If yes, what kind, edition, etc? Gaming accessories you long for?
Yes, but it's been a long time since I have had anyone to play with.
12. DVD movies or games that you wish would magically appear in your hands? Can they be used, through Amazon?
13. What kind of snacks or candy from other countries/states would you like to try?
All of them, I really find trying things I've never heard of delightful.
14. Do you have a favorite internet meme, character or pop culture fandom?
15. Do you have a Facebook profile (or other social media) that you are comfortable linking to aid your witch in stalking? Please note whether you are willing to add BPALers as friends.
Yes, my name there is Amanda M Bukowski
16. Anybody interested in something from RCCC, whether it's con-exclusive merch or from a particularexhibitor or artist?
17. How important to you is regular contact / chatter with your witch?
It would be fun to have some contact. I'm not overly picky though.
18. Do you like puzzles/riddles/treasure hunts and that sort of thing?
19. If you were to receive music, would you want a physical CD or digital versions?
20. What’s a current problem/annoyance you have that could be remedied but you haven’t had time to address it?
I just like 3 more hours in everyday. Or a roll of duct tape for my kids. =-P
21. How do you feel about having some sort of trinket to carry around for good luck/wishes? i.e. a small figurine, symbol, card, coin…
I like them.
22. Are you superstitious about anything? Any things you can't have in your house for that reason--bad associations?
I'm not terribly superstitious.
23. For the vegetarians and vegans: How do you feel about things (say, marshmallows or gummy candy) made with vegan gelatin or other typically-animal-derived-but-not-in-this-instance products?
24. Ok, so we've covered pumpkin. How do you feel about the other fall classic – apples?
I love everything about apple.
28. If you had a week free where you could learn anything, with no financial restrictions, what would you want to study?
Some kind of craft to do with my hands. I'm not a crafty person, but I am an anxious one. Learning something would help, I think. I need really clear and easy instructions though.
30. Would you enjoy receiving something related to a favorite Disney character?
I love Disney. Lady and the Tramp, Beauty and the Beast, and Frozen are favorites.
31. How do you feel about cute things as decorations or accessories? (Example: Would you enjoy this stationery - or do you prefer elegant/creepy/neutral stuff?)
That's adorable! I like cute stuff and elegant, 'pretty' stuff.
33. Go to your music source of choice - on random or shuffle setting if possible - & share with us the 10 most recent songs/artists.
Okay, Winamp on shuffle:
1. Rise Against - Halfway there
2. Jet- Roll Over DJ
3. Mustard Plug - So Far to Go
4. 311- Hive
5. Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution - Dear Sergio
6. Flogging Molly- Salty Dog
7. Authority Zero - A Passage in Time
8. They Might Be Giants - A Birdhouse in your Soul
9. Cherish the Ladies - Green Grows the Rushes Oh
10. Nightwish - Bare Grace Misery
34. Tarot cards, rune stones and/or other divination tools yay or nay?
35. Do you have a Celeb crush? or someone who you just can't get enough of....other than your SO
Nope, I don't really pay attention to celebrities.
36. Glitter? are you okay with it, or hate it like the plague?
37. If there was another time period other than now that described your style/aesthetics, what would it be?
38. If you had to pick one or two quotes to live by, what would it be and why?
39. Do you prefer physical books? CD books? eBooks? If eBooks do you have preferred format, kindle/nook/kobo/PDF/ePub/ect? eAudio?
I am okay with either. I have an original Nook and an iPad.
40. Smut! Yes or no? If yes, what kink, er, kind?
Smut is okay by me.
41. Ebooks! Yes or no?
42. If you were to get a custom bottle from House of Gloi made for you what notes would create your perfect blend?
Marshmallow, chocolate, cardamom , woodsmoke
43. If your witch were to take a photograph (or paint or whatever) or something just for you, what would it be? Landscape? Flower? Critter? Something to illustrate a favorite quote?
Forest or woods, bonus points if it's rainy/misty or autumn
44. What is your favorite Halloween animal or other symbol/decoration?
Leaves and cats
45. Makeup, especially of the indie variety. Nail polish, nail wraps, eyeshadow, lipstick/gloss, etc. Y/N? Specific preferences (color, finish, product, brand, etc.)?
I don't own any make up. I don't know what to do with it.
46. How do you feel about profanity and off-color humor?
Fine by me.
My hair isn't long enough.
49. Food oddities e.g. bugs?
Probably not bugs, but I'm up for strange.
50. Canned jam?
51. Nail polish?
I have a few Zoya bottles, but not a ton. I would be up for more.
52. Halloween plushie?
That would be adorable!
53. Anything from Japan?
Yes. Anything... everything..... It's hard to go wrong there.
54. Any GC scents you want but have put off buying bottles of? Black Forest, Haunted, Velvet, Aglaea, Tamora, Eat Me, Drink Me, Brown Jenkin, Tombstone, Shub, Halfling, Tristan, Mr. Nancy, Lamia
55. Lush products?
I haven't really tried any Lush. I had a bath bomb once that was fun.
56. Airline miles?
Oh wow. Travel is hard for me with two little kids, but I occasionally like to sneak away alone to Philadelphia to visit my best friends.
I'm a plus sized gal. 2XL, I know I fit into the 2XL tissue tees from the Post.
58. Thinkgeek? Yes! I love Thinkgeek! I just noticed that they started to carry plus sized girl shirts. Maybe I should make a wishlist...
No, no zombies. I'm not much for scary or gory.
60. Arm warmers/fingerless gloves?
Could be fun!
I don't think there are many bpalers in my neck of the woods, but if I had some warning it could be neat!
Paintbox has a discount code! SWITCH10 is 10% off! Anyone have any paintbox loves?
I love Paintbox Soapworks! Slips and hot process soaps are used daily in my house. I really want to try Bee's Lament slip, Rice Pudding Hot process right now.
65. Sock Dreams, yay or nay?
I only have one pair of socks from them, but I love them. Be aware that I have large calves.
66. Knitted items like scarves, shawls, dishclothes....yay or nay? Favorite fibers? Favorite colors?
I would love knitted things. It's pretty hard to go wrong with colors for me.
67. Is your Amazon WL up-to-date?
68. If you were to receive handmade caramels, would it matter if they were made with raw cream (unpasteurized)?
69. Would you enjoy getting a sampling of quality incense taken from various sources? Are there types of incense you know you don't like? Would you want a burner for loose incense and a few charcoals to get you started with that, or would you rather stick to simpler types?
No incense, please. My allergies would not tolerate it.
70. I know we already had a question about needed kitchen accessories, but what about spices?
Oooh, I can always use spices. Cardamom, whole nutmeg, and curry powders are on my list right now.
71. Would you like handmade stationary or cards? How about a quill pen?
72. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being "gimme that ghost pepper!" and 1 being "oh, that's a bit too much black pepper for me?
7-8 I like hot stuff, though I don't like to sacrifice flavour for heat.
71. Favorite Halloween candy? Yes. Especially anything chocolate. I love all the interesting fall flavours that come out. MY KINGDOM FOR CARAMEL APPLE MILKY WAYS. I can't find them anywhere this year.
72. Fluffy slippers/slipper socks? Nah.
73. What do you most look forward to each Fall? Leaves, cool weather, pumpkin spice.
74. Cases for gadgets? I have an ipad that I could really use a case for.
75. Makeup brushes/beauty accessories? I don't wear makeup.
76. Would you be disappointed to get one big box, or would you prefer a bunch of little ones? And would you be disappointed if your witch actually had it together early and sent it to you sooner than later? It's really up to my witch. Though a couple little things with something coming toward the end would be nice.
77. Halloween PJs/undies? Too hard to find my size in anything fun. Size 22 pajama pants would be wonderful though.
78. M&Ms? I love m and ms! Almond ones are my favourite.
79. Wax melts? I've never used them, but I wouldn't mind trying.
80. Streaming services? We have Netflix, but wouldn't mind trying a different service. We live to rural to get cable, so we rely on streaming for any TV.
81. Liliths? I ordered Venustas and Avunculus, but I am still interested in Pink cake, Not so penitent mini magdalene, and Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha.
82. Sugar cube skulls? How neat are those!
83. Skin care routine? Fave cleanser? Toner? Moisturizer? What about body lotions? Any particular brand or scent? Lip balms? Yay or nay? I use Cetaphil for sensitive skin on my face. Lotions I tend to go with slips from Paintbox Soapworks. Lip balms are always good.
84. Salem? It would be fun to have a mug or something.
85. Anything special coming up in your life? Husband's 30th birthday is on 9/27. He has a major sweet tooth, it would be neat to have some kind of treat to give him.
92. Which one scent would you want from each of the following updates: Metamorphosis, Lilith and GC?
Southern Cloudywing, Not so penitent mini magdalene, Mr. Nancy
93. Are you interested in anything from NYCC?
94. Would something from the Tokyo Game Show (e.g. postcards, fans) possibly interest you?
95. Would you enjoy any of these couple rings? Or anything from the same store's Halloween collection?
96. If you imbibe at all ... preference between: wine/beer/cocktails and then glassware and/or bar-ware? cocktail gadgetry? Books on the subject/recipes? would you want sample bottles of local/regional/small batch craft spirits if they were home decanted and labeled?
I love craft beers, especially dark ones. I have literally nothing as far as bar ware goes. I would be game for experimenting more with new drinks/alcohol.
97. Would you like some chai, lemon, rose water or other flavored sugar cubes?
Yes, especially chai and rose.
98. Jamberry nail wraps?
99. If you had to choose one currently available book (used-but-obtainable counts if you do used) costing $20 or under for your Witch to buy for you, what would it be?
100. Are there five things under $25 at Birchbox you would like?
101. Do you want anything from the Fatherhood update at the Post?
A Stroll Through the Quarter, Captain Lilith, Pralines and Powdered Sugar
102. Street art! Into it? Not into it? Meh?
It's pretty neat.
103. If you could only pick one note that you love (e.g. Vanilla, Orange, Lavender, Rose) & you could only wear/have perfume, etc in that note, what would it be?
.... Gingerbread. Or Amber, I love amber.
104. What are you interested in from the NYCC exclusive list? Little Maggie and the hair glosses
105. Most anticipated "Weenie blends? Moar Sonnet D'Autome
106. Caffeine or no? And is this a health or preference?
Caffeine is fine
107. Are you interested in anything from the MAC Rocky Horror or the e.l.f. Disney Princess make up collections?
108. I pass this shop every day, If you were my witchee would you like a custom chocolate bar? What would you choose? Plain, white or milk and with what?
Dark with cardamom and rose or Dark with earl grey and lavender or Milk with Hazelnuts and pink peppercorns or.....
109. Would you like to try chocolate covered Turkish Delight or flower flavoured things (Rose and Violet chocolates)?
I love flowery candies, especially rose. I've only tried Turkish Delight once, but I remember liking it.
110. For those of you who like Fantasy or play Dungeons and Dragons... would you be interested in a custom painted miniature? If so, what gender, race and class? Any preferences for a theme, color scheme, preferred weapons/armor, etc? Specific character description you would want me to try to hit?
I've played a couple times and I very much appreciate the art that goes into them. I don't really have any kind of preference though since it would probably just end up being decoration.
111. Are there any local or national charities that are close to your heart that you know would appreciate a donation in your name?
There was a police officer killed recently in a nearby city. A friend of mine worked with him and he was a pretty outstanding guy. This is the link to the fundraiser for his family. https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/zrn5/the-officer-daryl-pierson-memorial-fund?utm_source=giveforward&utm_medium=share&utm_campaign=dashboard&shareid=2603495
112. I have two partial (Backup) bottles of some scents on your wishlist, Witchee. However, the labels aren't perfect, due to a tragic imp explosion. Would you still be ok with getting them?