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Switch Witch 2020 questions!

8/29/20   Does anything from Paintbox Soapworks catch your eye (http://paintboxsoapworks.com/)? no scrubs, I think I noted in my questionnaire i can't use them. Would like to try Cathedral of Pumpkins, Putney Rd or GOAT in soap or lotion!    Does anything from the Trading Post's etsy page catch your eye (https://www.etsy.com/shop/bptradingpost)? nothing atm
8/30/20   Is there anything you want from Japan? Current kit kat flavors are... Salty Lemon, Salty Lychee, Sweet Potato, Chestnut and possibly still some Cookies and Cream Ice Cream or Strawberry Ice Cream from summer. Other than that, anime goods, cute stationery, other Japanese snacks, lay it on me! wouldn't mind trying any kit kats! also like kawaii things, stationary, fountain pens and ink, stuffies. Would love an omamori or daruma doll--I've seen them and tried to make my own, but not the same obv. lol.   What are your favorite self-care items or activities? I'm especially curious about things that you hesitate to do/get because they feel like frivolous luxuries. can't think of any. I try to do a little yoga daily
9/1/20   are you familiar with https://www.a-natural-alternative.com/ ?  Take a peak & let me know if you might like to try something. the soaps all look nice! i do have to be careful about soaps with herbs, flower petals and leaves and such in them, because they make a mess to clean out of my tub.
9/2/20   Would you like a face mask from one of my favorite artists? https://akumuink.com/collections/facemasks Not unless they make them with ties instead of ear loops. The loops don't play nicely with my ears, glasses etc. lol   one of our fellow BPAL friends makes custom masks, Hakutaku Custom Masks on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HakutakuMasks/ ). Would anyone be interested in one of her masks? they are gorgeous! i can't tell if they tie or use ear loops though.     9/3/20   Would you like anything from here? https://www.etsy.com/shop/TaterRoundsBeauty Since I'm not going out much, I'm not wearing much makeup! the caramel apple lip balm sounds lovely though.
9/5/20   what are your feelings on home made/ home canned jams & pickles or syrups?  I even make things with berries I grow in my garden.  I make both brandied & bourbon cherries. Syrups good for cocktails, in lemonade or tea, flavors include Lavender, Lavender + Lemon, & Lavender + Vanilla. Interested? yes please!   Is there something that you're especially hoping to receive for this round?  For example, a brand you've heard of that you're especially wanting to try, or a certain "thing" that you really want but just cant bring yourself to buy for yourself??  i really want some crumpet rings. lol   Would you rather receive supplies/tools for your own craft/hobby or receive something you can't make yourself?  yes  to either   Is there anything you'd like from Penzeys (https://www.penzeys.com/)? omg my cabinet is stuffed with Penzeys. I love them. a gift card would be appreciated though!   9/8/20   Art and artists - anyone dig any of this? https://www.studiodesade.com/  (They also do masks, see here.)  As I said in the SW chat, I liked what they posted at Dragon Con especially the lovely Iron Man print.   If you knit/crochet/weave, would you like custom dyed yarn?  And if so do you have preference on weight, fiber, colors? absolutely! no real preferences, i can work with anything.    what is one fun/frivolous thing for $20 or less that you’d enjoy? gosh, i don't know. I've been really good about either talking myself out of things or making my own/substituting what I have, so I honestly can't think of anything.   If I sent you to a dollar store with $20, what would you walk out with? been so long since I was in one I can't recall. lol. If I'm honest, if somebody handed me $20 I'd probably say 'thank you, you just paid my water bill for next month' 😆   (omitting the 9/9 question because i asked it. hehe)   9/11/20   Is there anything you'd like from the UK? Cadbury Roses if they still make them; teas, especially Bewley's (well that's Irish, but you know what I mean); and jelly babies!!   Do you have a particular fandom you'd like stuff from? hm. Marvel, specifically Iron Man/Tony Stark, is the only thing that comes to mind right off.   How do you feel about tea?  Preferences?  Would you want anything from David's Tea (https://www.davidstea.com/us_en/home/), Steepologie (https://www.steepologie.com/), Bird & Blend (https://birdandblendtea.com/us_en/), or do you have a favorite tea maker to suggest?  What about tea tools or cups?  I love tea. I do however have a pretty good stash of it right now, but would love to try samples of new things   How do you feel about fragrant things for the home like incense, candles, atmosphere spray?  yes   Do you share your home with any loved ones (human, feline, canine, etc.) who might enjoy a tiny treat too?  the cats are well provided for, thanks. lol
9/12/20   Does anyone like the prints or items from www.ElissaMarieCreative.com ? I have a few of her prints and the notebooks and they are quality! the notebooks and stickers are great!   What about www.drawingsbynicole.com? Anything specific? cute stuff, but most of it looks like mom things, which do not apply to me. lol   Does anything from www.vapidlacquer.com stick out to you? they are neat, but as of right now it looks like most of their stuff is sold out!   I do pour painting/acrylic fluid art (with varying degrees of success, haha). Would you like a custom piece in colors of your choice (takes 3-4 weeks with curing, longer if you want it sealed, so it would arrive post-round if custom) or a piece already finished in my collection? I have mostly 12 x 12 and 10 x 10s  right now. Pics available upon request!  Pix would be neat to see   After enjoying looking at the links several others have put in the questions, I decided to add some of my own favorite independent artists who I enjoy supporting - so, what do you think of the goodies from these people? And specific items you love? Enjoy! 1) https://www.catcoven.com/ The cat butt pin is hilarious, and the dragon pin is cute! 2) https://www.mineralgypsy.com pretty jewelry, though I'm not wearing what I have that much of late since I'm not leaving the house much. 3) https://www.redbubble.com/people/thelatestkate/shop Ooh, their phoenix design is so pretty 4) https://www.marikapaz.com/shop/ I like the stickers and bookmarks! (note to my witch, i left off the other 4 sites that were on this list because while neat they were not exactly my thing. just fyi)   One of the things I do is make nifty things from sweaters that I cut up & upcycle into things like super warm mittens, arm warmers, striped arm warmers, cowls, teapot cozies, & French press cozies.  I don't have a slipper I love yet, but I'm working on it.   So, which of these things might you like?  Give me some thoughts on colors you like & if for a teapot or press, I need to know a size. OMG those would be great! especially arm warmers. I like most all colors, particularly purples, blues, teals, greys   I enjoy historical reproductions and am a fan of LBCC Historical Apothecary. Is there something in her store you might be interested in? samples would be great!   9/13/20   Do you have a favorite art style/movement/artist?  art deco, maybe?    Who is your fashion icon(s)?   What is your favorite mythological creature? I've always liked dragons, but I'm feeling drawn to phoenixes much more lately.
is there anything you want from Lush? omg, my last SW loaded me up with Lush! I love it but I'm still working my way through my stash.   Do you need any astrological work done, since thats one of my professions? Any particular areas you could utilize a consultation? just a general hint about a way forward, particularly in the fields of writing, work in general, maybe whether my dream of running a food truck would ever be feasible, and whether the world is going to survive the current multiple conflagrations literal and not.   How do you feel about the homemade fudge I sell in my etsy shop?  https://www.etsy.com/shop/HollysRainbow -particular preferences, flavors (consider I take special flavor requests all the time!)? FUDGE. 💖 anything chocolate, and not vegan.   How do you feel about keto or sugar-free, low carb baked goods or treats?? no thanks   9/14/20   Anything you'd like from Future Primitive: https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk All the soaps sound wonderful!
Do you have an Etsy wishlist? yes, I think this is it; https://www.etsy.com/people/hellcatblue?ref=hdr-fav&tab=items Note to my witch, not everything favorited on here is something I want! some of it is for reference. Like, the utility belts made from upcycled jeans are marked because I am making myself one; and the tiny Iron Man kitty pewter is marked to support the maker because I just bought him from her at Dragon Con. lol   (omitting question about Herb N Eden soaps because I posted it. lol)   Nui Cobalt Designs perfumes...(just got her latest email): How about the scents being discontinued? The Critters? https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/collections/critters-2020?page=1 or other ones? I'd like to try the Tiki Bar, as I have become fond of tiki things recently.   9/15/20   I have a friend who does pet caricatures. He's done ones for all of my pets. Is this something you would be interested of for your pet(s)? no thank you   Do you decorate seasonally/for holidays?  Is there anything in particular you would like to that end? i decorate some, but I think I'm good as far as those go!
  Would you like anything from House of Gloi, especially from their Autumn Update? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/fall-1) I like Hex, Olde Cider Haus, and both pumpkin scents, in soaps and butters!   I know the tea question has been asked, but what, specifically, about Adagio teas? I love Adagio but I am totally set on teas for now. A gift card would not go amiss though.   What about anything tempting from Dandelion Chocolate? (https://store.dandelionchocolate.com/pages/home) mmm, all the bars sound good, but then, i won't turn any chocolate down, expensive or cheap.   9/16/20   Would you, my dear Witchee, like anything from April Gloom? https://www.etsy.com/shop/AprilGloom  (this is our @spookygrrrly - switch witch code coming soon to a spreadsheet near you.) eh, they are okay   How about from https://twinklentwilight.etsy.com ?  (This shop belongs to @twilighteyes - we can maybe crochet some of the unicorns that are sold out...) i'm actually good on project bags right now!   Would you enjoy anything from my friend Brian's Etsy shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/BrianSerwayArt? they are neat but i don't really have a place for them right now
Are you a sock person?  If so what are your favourite kinds to wear?  Do you have a sockdreams wishlist? i do like socks! crew generally, cotton, not overly tight; something that works well with high top tennies. I don't have a wishlist.   If you're not near one, is there anything from Trader Joe's you'd like? TJ's is across town and i rarely go anyway. I think I'm ok thanks.   How do you feel about local items from my city, like spicy (think chili) things or local coffee? The coffee is not spicy lol. yes! i love local things from my witch   do you have good feelings about Funko Pop? yes! though fair warning, i have half a dozen or so. (three guesses who most of them are, lolol)   Candles! Anything from these places catch your fancy? https://cantripcandles.com/collections (restocks Friday 9/18 at 9:00 PST) looks like they sold right out! shame, the fig sounded nice. https://miruscandles.com/collections nothing calling my name there https://briarwickcandles.com/collections ooh, the Kushiels Legacy ones both sound nice, and Pen To Paper does too.   9/17/20   Is there something from your fandom that popped up in another country you'd be particularly interested in?  What, and what store? i can't think of anything right off   Would you be interested in some boozy chocolates (or anything else) from https://www.chocolatemoonshine.com/ ? oh, anything chocolate, as previously noted. lol. All those truffle bars sound amazing!   9/18/20   Witchee, assuming you like home made/home canned condiment goodies, what is your spice level preference?  medium, probably, I like spice, but I don't like hot for hot's sake, i like flavor.
  Would you be interested in anything from Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.?  oh they are good! I like Blood Magick, October Road and Twice Bitten, but really I'd try most anything of theirs.     9/19/20   Lilith are up! Is there anything from the release that you want? Decant or full bottles? I posted in the SW thread several I'd like as decants (opens another window to get list): I would love to sniff any of the following: Aoede, Melete, Mneme;  Boop; Cannibal Lady Macbeth; Faster Kittycat;  Life, the Sculptor, Moulds Unceasingly; Shadows and Light, and Velut Luna Statu Variabilis (and maybe Solved Mysteries--the lab's red musk doesn't often work on me but the other notes sound lovely); and from Fatherhood, A Night in the French Quarter and Walking My Daughter to Class.   How would you feel about recipes?  yes please.   Would anyone be interested in anything from Bucees?! It’s a magical giant beaver gas station/shop! It has spices, fudge,  Knick knacks, all things Texas, candy, beef jerky, roasted nuts, and of course beavers! Most things like the fudge and nuts are made in house.  it looks like the Stuckeys stores my fam used to stop at when we traveled when i was a kid! as such, I suspect anything they have would be wonderful.   9/20/20   How do you guys store your decants so they are not a confused mess?  If you've got a system, please share it.  don't look at me, I'm a confused mess.   9/21/20   I'm a knitter.  I have some knitted washcloths done, and can knit up more.  Would you like some?  Also, if answered soon enough, I can maybe get a scarf done.  Would you like one?  What colors would you like?  Thin or thick?  With or without fringe?  Are you allergic to any fibers - wool, cashmere, angora, alpaca? I knit too! but i love other people's knitting. Washcloths'dishcloths would be welcome. I would always love another scarf--thin or thick, doesn't matter. I prefer not-fringed, it gets in my way. Fave colors are blues and purples, jewel tones in general--if you know the season-color thing, I'm more of a summer than anything, and least an autumn. Not allergic to any fibers, though alpaca is the BEST. ❤️   Witchee, darling, there's a *slight* chance I might be going on a trip next week and *might*, in the course of this trip, have access to Disneyworld goodies from Epcot and Magic Kingdom - any stuff you might desire? anything Disney is great! I like pins, particularly any park-specific ones, Pooh, Marvel, Galaxys Edge (I know its not in those 2 parks, just throwing it out there in case you got near something, lol) If Epcot still has anything Figment (the little purple dragon who used to be their mascot) would love that too. Or a pair of unusual mouse ears, unless they are crazy expensive! lol   9/22/20   Would you like any of Snag Tights’ Halloween offerings and if so, what size? I dont wear tights much.   Do you prefer getting one or two really nice/more expensive things or several smaller/less expensive little things? Or do you have no preferance? matters not to me. Whate4ver my witch chooses for me is appreciated!   Witchee, do you like tea? If so, what kind? yes. I think I noted on my questionaire, but in case not, i love rooibois and chais, English/Irish breakfast, interesting herbal blends, really most anything. I do have a good stash right now though.   Witchee, do you want anything?  Shirts, mugs, postcards from Anarchist Seattle, Portland, or New York.... https://www.redbubble.com/people/litlnemo/shop?artistUserName=litlnemo Anarchist postcards would be great1   Would you be interested in a gently-used tarot deck (or other oracle)? If so, toss out some styles you gravitate towards, cause I have SO MANY DECKS and I'd love to send one or more along! omg yes! most anything!
Are you interested in receiving a burned CD of music? If so, name of genres, artists, styles that you are into or would like more of to explore. sure. I like jazz, classical, world music, EDM/house/lofi/chill   Do you have an Amazon wishlist?  If you do and you're ok with getting stuff from it, please share the link! I think I posted it already but just in case not: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2G7YQ7D8KWZIU/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&amp;type=wishlist   Pumpkin/pumpkin spice – yay or nay?  Yay in food/drinks but nay in other products (soaps, perfumes, etc.) or vice versa?  What are your thoughts? not in perfume, because for some reason it turns into buttered popcorn on my skin! but in bath and body products, and in food and drink, definitely   Candy corn – love it or loathe it?  Or just don’t care much one way or another? eh, don't loathe, but def don't like   9/23/20   https://www.poesieperfume.com/loose-leaf-tea  <---- would you be interested in receiving tea and / or scents from Poesie? ooh, the teas sound nice, particularly Olympus, Fancy a Cuppa, and Union. Of the scents, I'd love to sniff Cardigan, Ida B Wells, Athena, Cybele and Aphrodite   I have been remiss--witchee (or anyone needing a minion), I am notorious for homemade caramels, shortbreads both savory and sweet, and catnip/catnip laced toys.  I've also started playing with homemade marshmallows and fruit candies.  Any interest? yes. I will not turn food stuff down. lol




SW questions!

  Future Primitive--never tried it, but Four and Twenty Blackbirds, Dust Witch, Opium Den and Pumpkinhead sound especially nice from the fall line! Rook and Raven sounds glorious, and White Witch and Maple Pecan sound great.   Knitted things--Y'all know I do that too, but love other people's work, especially fingerless gloves ❤️ I don't really need stuffies though, I make way too many of them for myself. lol   Horror movies--I can't think of any right off. If anybody should run across an odd little film called Fur on dvd, though, I'd love to own that.    Thrifting--YES PLEASE!!!     9/20/19   I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested? sure!   Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands? yes   Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated? I might be too fat for most anything, but would be willing to provide extra size info and try!   What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?) ·         animal rescue ·         pie ·         dogs ·         bears ·         turtles ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…)

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

I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations? omg, anything! postcards, pins, yarn, any cool local snacks, whatever small thing you might afford. (do they still make Cadbury Roses chocolates? I remember those being a class fave the summer I studied in Ireland, and I haven't had any in ages)   Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie. anything kawaii is fun! I would love to have a real bento box, I like fancy chopsticks too. Do they still make dark chocolate (aka 'mens' argh) Pocky? I love it but it's hard to find. Any of those fall kitkats would be fun to try. Anything as I mentioned regarding other places too.    9/22/19   Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love? I like to try nice scented natural soaps and lotions and lip balms.    Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? hm, dark chocolate covered anything.  I love to try teas, though I have a pretty good stash. If my witch could track down any authentic African rooibois, I would kiss your toes. I have a hoarded bit I was gifted with last year that is the best stuff in the verse.   Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive? can't think of anything right off.   9/23/19   Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths?  I think I actually escaped that one intact. There were several things i might have liked to sniff, but not so much that I was going to spend on decants.   Would you like anything from Lush? I may have this in my questionnaire, but I really like anything scented with Karma, Vanillary, or Lord of Misrule. (well, not bath melts, I don't like my tub slippery) and my face likes a periodic meeting with Coalface soap. Not sure about any of their new stuff, haven't had a chance to look, or go to our store and sniff. lol   9/26/19   Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? I'm getting back into cross stitch, so anything related to that, especially patterns that are snarky or nerdy. And I have a collection of tiny Iron Man figures on the window sill above my kitchen sink; my favorites are ones in the suit but without the mask or helmet. What can I say, I like to see Tony's face. lol   Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches? I've supported a few cool things in the past.   9/28/19   Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share? my Goodreads is sorely out of date, please do not refer to it. lol. My etsy is under hellcatblue, my Amazon is under my name. If you have questions about anything, like, which of the dozens of cross stitch patterns or needle minders I wish for most, please ask!     And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size? I think my measurements are on my questionnaire. Necklace wise, anything 20 inches or longer I like best. oh! I do need a 20 inch silver colored chain, if you run across one, witch mine. I broke the chain on my favorite pendant when I went to adjust my shoulder belt while driving and my thumb got caught in the chain.  Bracelets: I like stretch ones, slightly looser than my wrist size, or adjustable ones, the kind of macrame-like ones, especially the ones with pretty semi precious stones, agates and such.   Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy? the Sticky Chai sounds right nice!   9/29/19   applying some brown mustard here   Wash cloths--I make them but as usual, I love what other people make too   World Market--haven't been in ages, I don't even remember what all they have. lol. A gift certificate would not go amiss, methinks.   9/30/19 There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com) too late for this, sorry     How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used? yes to all of the above. I love tarot.   Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye? I've tried with a couple of MACs, but they don't agree with me for some reason.   do you have a favourite saying or quote? hm. a couple I really like: 'Worrying is praying for something you don't want to happen' (Robert Downey Jr), and 'Never let a son of a bitch distract you from doing what's right' (Ice-T)     How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit? please. I live in Nashville, my parents' first dates were to eat our iconic hot chicken, what do you think? lolol. Seriously, I like spicy, but not crazy spicy, hot for hot's sake. I like hot, but flavor. Nando's Peri-Peri sauce is my current fave. as for the Scoville, probably about 10,000 max?
  How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom? sure, would enjoy   10/1/19 Alcohol--i love hard cider, it is my jam. My bff's mom makes homemade Kahlua and gifts me a big bottle of it every Christmas, and I love it in chocolate milk. Wines, I'm picky about, I dont like them very dry; moscato is my favorite of those I have tried. Liquor-wise, I like rum, bourbon and whiskey (Jack, specifically) best.   Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? I don't NEED it exactly, but I do like it, particularly blues and purples, and some greens. I like sparkly ones, but more the ones with fine glitter than the ones with big chunks. As for shades, I really like light grey-blues and sage or slate greens.   Does anyone else do nail wraps? nope   What about postcards? I like them! old ones, new ones, whatever.
   Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)? (goes to check it out) mm, I'd love to smell Blood Queen, This Mortal Coil, Poe, Hallowed Evening, and Change of Heart!   10/3/19   condimenting... How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt. I like sea salt, and the pink Himalayan stuff.   I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household? yes to any and all of the above.   Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits? i do like to cook, and I am kind of addicted to Penzeys spices  I do need some cumin, right now; I'm running low and my aunt loves my chicken shawarma which takes a fair bit of it.   Would you wear any of these?  Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)? super pretty, but I'm not crazy about cowls--having to put on and take off over my head gets on my nerves and I get makeup on them.   Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever? mm, can't think of anything right off.   What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? I'm not crazy about vegan stuff--everything I've tried tastes really dry to me. (that said, I will try most anything chocolate, and am partial to almonds and cashews)   10/5/19  How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional? it varies! I guess largely traditional, kind of cute, often weird or quirky, frequently informed my pop culture. I mean, my current cross stitch WIP is Tony Stark giving the finger with his prosthetic arm, captioned 'I LIVED BITCHES', so, that tells you all you need to know, I think. lolol   So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witchees? I'm not crazy about pickles but i will try most anything, especially homemade stuff!   How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume?  And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks? I decorate arouns the house, buy candy, then end up eating most of it if enough kids don't show up. lol. I used to dress up when I was working, but not right now. And NO you are not the only one who wears socks!   10/7/19   Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas? I love tea! I have a fair bit, but anything chai or rooibois is always welcome. Adagio has a blend inspired by the Dragon Con carpet that I really like.
I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing? (blushes) don't know exactly what that is...sorry.




wishlist etc

since the forum 'revamped' or whatever, I cannot figure out how to fix the links in my sig. Instead of going to the specific posts they are supposed to, they only seem to go to the thread in question. So I'm going to hunt the posts up and put the links in here, for Switch Witches and such, and so i do not have to spend an hour again trying to find them when I finally puzzle out how to fix it.   wishlist: https://www.bpal.org/topic/127-wishlist/?page=32&tab=comments#comment-769023     big bottles: https://www.bpal.org/topic/3819-what-do-you-have-big-bottles-of/?page=36&tab=comments#comment-801030 (this one seems to be working okay from the sig)   The one marked 'SW hints' is in a dead topic, and won't let me find it at all. When I figure out how to edit my sig, I will just remove it.




Paintbox addendum

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




SW fall 2017, vol. 5

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? all of the above!

Smolder Cosmetics. Do any of their products (glitter, eye dusts etc) appeal to you? https://smoldercosmetics.com They are pretty but I don't really have occasion to do glitter.

Anything from Strobe Cosmetics (http://strobecosmetics.com)? Lovely stuff! I do like the dragon eyeshadows. As noted previously though,
I don't get out much anymore and I have a bunch of makeup anyhow.

How would you feel about getting Hello Kitty stuff? I like it! My fave character is Kuromi, the Goth bunny, but I like them all,

Would you like to get some favorite recipes? sure.

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


Would you like anything from the Haus of Gloi Fall Part II update? https://www.hausofgl...ween-scent-list oh yes! I really like Hex, Old Cider Haus, Pumpkin Eater & Pumpkin Queen.


How do you feel about these little guys? I think they're adorable and kind of want them all, but especially the ghost and pirate ones. https://lovemomiji.c...imited-editions They are very cute! awful pricey though. I could get a really nice fountain pen for that kind of coin. lol




SW fall 2017, chapter four

Anyone like/want calendars or dayplanners? I'm ok
If you like stationery, do you like plain, colors, images, or specific DON'T LIKES? no
What about general desk stuff like cool colored paperclips and post it pads? yes!

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 Oh, very cool. A tote bag or pouch would be nice

Does anything catch your eye from Ten Thousand Villages? http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/ Every dang thing I can spend hours in their store. lol

Would you be into receiving hand made (crocheted, sewn, felted, chain maille, scale, or duct tape, in my case, depending on the item) dishclothes? Scarf/shawl? Hat? Bag? Anything? Colors? (Duct tape, chain maille, and scales come in colors.) yes. Handmade rules. Blues or purples, generally, but any jewel tones or warm neutrals are good.

Do you collect anything from SBUX like City Mugs, City Mug ornaments, City Cards, or Bearistas? If so, which do you need/want? Or would you like a City Mug or an ornament for fun? I don't collect, but I do have one Starbucks ornament and a couple of bearista magnets. Never seen the city mugs so had to google them--so cute! would love a mug or ornament from your home town, witch mine.


do you collect the art cards that BPAL sends out? Any in particular that you are looking for or definitely don't need? don't collect but love them and would always like more

Do you like this beautiful art, and she makes stickers and prints...SOOOO gorgeous: https://www.shannatr...om/paperprints/ stickers would be great! don't really have a place to hang more stuff.

Favorite animals or wild creatures or mythological creatures? dragons, owls, foxes, meerkats

would you like any swag from the Depeche Mode concert? (pins, posters, shirts, program, dunno what they'll have!) sure

Is anyone interested in the new Resistance scents that the Lab just released (Take a Knee and SN: Flor de Maga)? probably going to order a decant of Take a Knee

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? no, although reading about tiny houses fascinates me


Are you interested in anything from Bath & Bodyworks? Which products and scents do you like? www.bathandbodyworks.com/ haven't looked at them in ages

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? YES PL of all kinds. Z ALL THE CRYSTALS. lol. Srsly, i love semi-precious stones of all kinds. Rhodocrosite, smoky quartz, unikite, blue lace agate, moss agate, Botswana agate, citrine, garnets and rutilated quartz are some of my faves. I adore larimar but it's hard to find and kind of expensive.

Pumpkin or Zucchini bread? yes

What kind of homemade cookies are your favorite? yes okay, anything chocolate.

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.) sure

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

Want some honey from the bees on our property? yes! i love honey

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

How about some homemade candied jalapenos with garlic cloves? I have regular and with habanero. probably not, thanks

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. yes

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. I love totes and bags!
Or how about a couple of pillowcases?


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

do you like to take baths? if so, do you like oils, salts, things that fizz, all of the above, none of the above? I like baths, but oils are hard to clean up. Salts are nice as are fizzy things, though I have to be careful because my girly bits are sensitive, lol.

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? Samsung Galaxy 3 phone, 2 kindles (a Fire and an old Keyboard). I'd have to measure my laptop, it's a Dell Inspiron 17. I have skins for my old Kindle but my Fire wouldn't mind one; I have some on my ebay wish list.


Are any witchees into coloring books? I like them, just don't have a lot of time for them. Paisleys, steampunk, stained glass type, etc.

Witchees, is there anything that catches your eye at Animi Causa (https://www.animicausa.com/shop/)? hehe, I like that Loch Ness monster bookmark

If I were to find an adorable autumnal/Halloween-y dish/flatware/etc. design, how many settings would be needed in your household? just two, though I really have enough dishes, thanks.

ETA with more ketchup
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/ Love all Shari's work! don't need stuffed animals though

What are your top three most wanted DC'd or previous LE BPALs? have to think. Love Dia de los Muertos esp the 2007 vintage, for one. Probably more listed in one of the lists linked in my siggy.

What are some things you do NOT want to receive? really, I don't need knick knacks or stuff that needs dusting. I don't need makeup, I have plenty. Jewelry is great, but I don't get to leave the house much anymore so feel kinda bad about getting new ones.

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 I like Fitzgerald in Paris and the Reader. oh, and Starman!

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? maybe

Would you be interested in anything from Orange Thyme? https://shoporangethyme.com/ If so, which products/scents/flavors? I like most any lip balm but it looks like most of them are sold out! the blood orange soap sounds nice




SW fall 2017, part the third

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? all their stuff is amazing!


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? yes! Wicked and Hamilton are my faves.

I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm there? any little thing Supernatural, Dr Who, or My Little Pony, or really anything NYC because I love the town. Also, if you get a chance to go to Ricky's, any fun thing from there. (what, you don't know about Ricky's? http://www.rickysnyc.com/)

I'm going to Edmonton Expo this weekend (It's Edmonton's version of comic con). Would a witchee like anything from there? Supernatural, Dr Who, My Little Pony, or any little Canadian thing!

Anything catch your eye from this site (globalgirlfriend.com)? I love world stuff like this. The bags and jewelry especially!

Do you have any favorite, lesser-known stores? Especially ones that sell hand-crafted or independently made items. Ten Thousand Villages is similar to Global Girlfriend up there. I think I have some other online shops on my questionnaire.

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! yarn, beads, rubber stamps and ink pads, fountain pens and ink if they have them, cross stitch stuff


Are you interested in anything from Think Geek? http://www.thinkgeek.com Love it all!

Do you have something you wish you put on your original questionnaire/forgot to put/would like to add on to? probably but can't think right now

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...) see above.

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. I like mine as it is, kind of country shabby ish.

Aprons: Do you wear them, do you want one? Utility, decorative, cooking or crafting? eh

BTW, would my witchee be interested in something like this? (photo of black and white striped knitted doll) sure


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? yes, like all heights, most any fiber

Would you be open to previously-loved books? absolutely

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

So what are your favorite fandoms? Supernatural, Dr Who, My Little Pony


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! anything! lavender is wonderful.

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 do tarot and anything related to that would be great. I've always wanted to do runes but never bought a set, I don't know how expensive they are. I should just make myself a set out of corrugated cardboard, lol.

World my Witchee be interested in a Tarot or Astrology reading done personally? yes

Does my Witchee need any magical supplies? not magic exactly, but would love a nice smallish figure of a lion for my altar, because I love to picture Jesus as Aslan. Yummy smelling incense sticks would also be nice.

Would you be interested in any of the seasonal (or regular) soaps from Cellar Door Soap (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com)? ooh, those all sound good!


Favorite gemstones? garnet, opal, turquoise, larimar, amethyst

If you enjoy jewelry do you like discrete and elegant, flashy and gaudy, small and light, or large and chunky? old, handmade, and/or odd

Any love of pirates or SCA? sure

Is there anything you would like from Disney World? anything! I love WDW. Is the Tower of Terror still there? if so would love a small Twilight Zone thing.

Are you a Potterhead? If so, to which house do you belong? yes! soar Ravenclaw! (prefer book-Claw colors, but am ok with movie Claw colors)

How do you feel about chokers? my neck is too fat now so no thank you. I like necklaces 20-24 inches, or longer even.




Switch Witch fall 2017, part deux

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?-not really a gamer, I play a few things on my Kindle Fire for fun but not sure if there is any merch there,
If you are a gamer do you have a steam/gamestop/amazon wishlist?

How do you feel about the following scarf options (assuming you're into scarves)? love em all. Just because I knit and crochet does not mean I don't love to get yarny gifts from others. Simple eyelet scarf Chevron scarf Lacy and fuzzy Skinny rib knit (extra long for lots of wrapping) Leafy!

Like beer? What styles most appeal to you? nope. Tried many kinds. Do not like beer. Now hard cider, that I love. Strongbow Golden Apple & Woodchuck Fall are my faves.

Like booze? What kinds? rum, bourbon, Jack. I like them in coke and such.

Like Wine? What kinds? sweeter, mostly. Moscato on the white side, and Sweet Walter red, are my faves. Don't like dry.

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! huh, never thought about it. I would love anything my witch makes.

For those who watch certain movies every year for Halloween, what are those movies, whether horror or not? Any favorite horror movies that aren't necessarily on the annual-viewing list? How do you feel about fan-made merch for these movies? I try to watch Nightmare Before Christmas, Young Frankenstein, and Rocky Horror! And anything from those is welcome. I caution however that I don't have much time for cleaning with full time caregiving, so knick knacks and dust catchers, while appreciated, will probably be put away so they don't have to be dusted. lol


Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com/ I posted this question, lol. I buy this at my local Kroger actually.

What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from? I like Dia de los Muertos, and fall non-Halloween-specific, simply because that way they can stay up from Sept 21 to the weekend after Thanksgiving. lol

Do you eat candy, and if so would Halloween candy be welcome? Specialty candy from local or unusual sources? Chocolate? candy yes! preferably chocolate, but also like those Sweettarts skulls and bones, lol. Reeses, Kit Kat, Snickers, Twix, teeny Hershey bars, I could go on and on.

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? not really, thanks

Any zentangle lovers, people who would like to try it, or would you want a piece of someone else's zentangle art? sure! I am not good at it but I try, would love to see somebody else's.

Any love of hair toys, clips, ribbons, fascinators, mini hats, etc? sparkly rhinestone bobby pins are the only thing I can think of that i use.

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

Are you interested in any prescription services like serial magazines, Birch box, ipsy? don't know much about them.

Would you like funky Halloweenie costume makeup like Gothic eyelashes, nail effects, black lipstick, etc.? not really, as I won't get out again this year to use them.

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

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? Kindle or actual=yes like them both. Any books are welcomed.

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 have a good wax melter and a good incense burner. I like all of the above. I love Super Tarts wax melts the best--https://shopsupertarts.com/
Here's the scent list-- https://www.facebook.com/notes/super-tarts-and-sassy-soaps/scent-descriptions/595981633802121/
Ones I want to try include Catwoman, Deadpool, Gamora, Ballgame, Luke and Leia, Saw, Texas Chainsaw, Red Rum, Butterbeer, Giles

Witchee: are you interested in crafting materials? of course. I make stuff.
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? a door banner would be neat!

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? yes but it might as well be on the moon. I can't go anywhere without taking mom anymore and that makes trips short and hurried of necessity. I would love anything they have.


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? one of my cats likes catnip but I make her a mouse every now and then. The other could not care less.

Is there any interest in any of the fragrance oils from the Nocturne Alchemy Weenies update? yes! I would like backups of Jack's Halloween Oudh and Sisters of the Moon.

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) will check when I get time




Switch Witch questions fall 2017!

I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would want? dark chocolate Pocky! and anything kawaii. Fountain pens, not the crazy expensive ones though, not expecting that. lol.

How do you feel about nail wraps? don't know much about them, and caregiving has left me with no time to tend my nails. I haven't polished them in nearly a year.


Are there any hobbies or crafts you've been thinking of trying, but haven't had the chance yet? weaving

Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, what purpose would you want it to be for? that would be much appreciated! something for strength and patience, preferably.

Do you like poetry? sure

Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints? yes

Would you enjoy any designer/specialty yarn for your own craftyness? yarn is always welcome

Would anyone like a donation made in their name to a cause or charity? sure, something progressive

Please provide wishes from the last two updates? stay tuned, will have to come back with that.


Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive? (http://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/) ooh! looks lovely. Can't use scrubs with my tub but the whipped and bar soaps and body cream would be good. Dust Witch sounds especially nice, as well as the pumpkins and the toffee bar.

Are there any UK things you'd like to get? jelly babies!

Are you into podcasts? If so, what are your favorites? Would you like any merch related to any of them? Night Vale is the only one I have time to listen to at all, I'm sure there are more I'd love.

Would you like something from Nui Cobalt Designs (https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/)? I love her stuff!

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

ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like MEGA or one of their amazing chromes? http://www.ilnp.com/ Again I love nail polish but can't really use it much right now.


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

Are you interested in anything from Cocoa Pink? never tried theirs but the shampoos sound nice! Just browsing the list, Autumn in VT, Black Widow, Peppermint Bark and Pumpkin Chai sound good...and OMG Myrtles Plantation and Stanley Hotel both sound awesome, and what a great idea to name stuff after haunted places! I'd take those two in anything.
- Or Haus of Gloi? I like their Pumpkin Queen and Hex

Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath? you bet! my front door is rather bare.

Have you seen this: https://www.bustle.c...llection-80733? (Lush Halloween collection.) And what would you like? oh, most any of them! the Secret Arts jelly bomb sounds yummy as does the Hedgewitch soap. And all things Lord of Misrule!


Are you interested in anything from the Moonalisa Halloween update? Hocus Pocus and No Witches on a Croackling Fire sound nice. Moona is notoriously hard to get though!

What are your coffee and/or tea preferences?
- Coffee: whole beans or ground? either, I have a grinder but don't always have time to use it
- Flavor and roast preferences? not real real dark roast. I love flavors, especially Kahlua, vanilla, mocha, hazelnut, etc.
- Tea: black, green, herbal, flavors? yes. Chai is my fave but I like all kinds.
- Loose leaf or tea bags? either is good, I haz infuser.
- Anything specific you don't like?
- Are you in need of any gadgetry?


How would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures? sure!
- would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around? any would be nice

Who is into K-Beauty (Korean beauty products like sheet masks)
- What are your faves if you are? this was my question, lol. I like sheet masks best
- If you aren't would you like to try something? want to try Shark sauces

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...Let me think of it.




links for Switch Witching


Etsy wishlist--https://www.etsy.com/people/hellcatblue/favorites?ref=hdr

Amazon wishlist--https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2G7YQ7D8KWZIU/ref=topnav_lists_1




SW fall 2016 warehouse offerings

I have a bunch of knitted and crocheted items which I am offering, for swap for something for my witchee from you, or for pretty much the cost of the materials and labor. Pix--

sw warehouse3 by dixiehellcat, on Flickr

A slouchy hat with matching fingerless gloves; 2 cowls; several more pairs of fingerless; and a tablet/netbook cozy. (the orange/blue/brown striped fingerless on the far right are pending)

sw warehouse2 by dixiehellcat, on Flickr

2 beanie hats and another hat.

sw warehouse1 by dixiehellcat, on Flickr

A cell phone cozy; a mug cozy; 2 more pair fingerless; 2 more hats; and a scarf.

Some are vegan fiber, others animals; most are machine washable but some are not. PM me if you are interested in any!




SW fall 2014 update

More ketchup!   92. Which one scent would you want from each of the following updates: Metamorphosis, Lilith and GC? hm, I guess I should list any ones I haven't ordered already in decants. How about: Metamorph--Yucca Giant-Skipper Lilith--Amicitia GC--??   93. Are you interested in anything from NYCC?   Anything my witch thinks might interest me would be cool.   94. Would something from the Tokyo Game Show (e.g. postcards, fans) possibly interest you?   Sure! I love kawaii stuff.   95. Would you enjoy any of these couple rings? Or anything from the same store's Halloween collection?   Couple rings wouldn't do me any good as I haz no coupling but the Weenie jewelry is cute.   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?   Love cider best, though small bottles of rum, whiskey, bourbon and such would be fine. I like to try stuff.   97. Would you like some chai, lemon, rose water or other flavored sugar cubes?   ooh, sounds awesome.   98. Jamberry nail wraps?   always wanted to try them!   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?   mmmm, how bout this one. http://www.amazon.com/dp/160938198X/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2G7YQ7D8KWZIU&coliid=IGEJIB36WXG3V




Switch Witch help, circa fall 2014

Hello, dear witch! Herein lies a multitude of condiments.   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?!?   MMM, I like punkin to eat, not so much as a perfume (sadly it smells like popcorn on 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).   sounds cool, if you don't mind paying to mail (those jars are heavy!)   3. Trading Post wants?   ooh, not sure, I'll have to look when I get time.   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.   don't know much about them, except I think I'm allergic to most Mary Kay.   5. How about y'alls coffee and tea preferences?   love tea, especially chais, and like coffee a lot, especially flavored ones and Kenya AA, when I can afford it.   6. Do you cook? Would kitchen accessories make you happy?   I cook when I have time (are we seeing a theme here?) and gadgets would be welcomed.   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?   yes plz!   8. What culture or country (doesnt have to be modern) do you feel an innate connection with? What about it makes it special to you?   I love Ireland! My ancestors came from there but I loved it even before I knew that for sure.   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)?   hm, I like art deco but all kinds of art are cool. Can't think of a particular topic though.   10. What do you find yourself doing for fun in your free time? What are your main hobbies and interests?   Reading and yarning! I love to knit and crochet but I'm learning to weave. Also other crafts like ATCs (art trading cards)   11. Table-top gaming? If yes, what kind, edition, etc? Gaming accessories you long for?   Used to play and loved it but don't have a group nearby now.   12. DVD movies or games that you wish would magically appear in your hands? Can they be used, through Amazon?   Used vids are fine. I need a copy of my fave old movie, called Portrait of Jennie.   13. What kind of snacks or candy from other countries/states would you like to try?   anything that involves chocolate, and/or caramel.   14. Do you have a favorite internet meme, character or pop culture fandom?   gosh, I love several! See questionnaire. lol   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.   I think I put them in my questionnaire; and I'm happy to add BPALers as friends.   16. Anybody interested in something from RCCC, whether it's con-exclusive merch or from a particular exhibitor or artist?   I don't know what all they have, but if my witch saw something that yelled my name, bring it! hehe   17. How important to you is regular contact / chatter with your witch?   I really like to hear from my witch at least every now and then, or I begin to feel like, I dunno, maybe my witch doesn't like me or know what to do with me. wouldn't be the first time, lol. (Not witches, I mean RL!) Now if my witch is crazy busy, I'm cool with that, just let me know.   18. Do you like puzzles/riddles/treasure hunts and that sort of thing?   depends on whether I have time to devote to it and enjoy it. if so, then yes!   19. If you were to receive music, would you want a physical CD or digital versions?   either is fine!   20. Whats a current problem/annoyance you have that could be remedied but you havent had time to address it?   the lack of time to address anything. lol   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   that would be neat. I'd like to see what somebody else picked out for me.   22. Are you superstitious about anything? Any things you can't have in your house for that reason bad associations?   can't think of anything, except don't send me any cursed stuff. lol. I don't believe in those but such a thing would probably get on my nerves just thinking of the idea.   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?   not a prob for me; I'll eat just about anything that isn't nailed down.   25. Do you have any fabric or skin-contact aversions? nope   26. How do you feel about Christmas/Yule ornaments? Love them, especially unusual or handmade ones.   27. How do you feel about Hello Kitty, and Hello Kitty accessories (including mugs, cups, etc)? My fave HK character is Kuromi, the Goth kitteh.   28. If you had a week free where you could learn anything, with no financial restrictions, what would you want to study? No clue. I'd probably try to arrange it around a knitting cruise.   29. Do you enjoy poetry? Who are your favorite poets and what type of subject matter do you like? It's ok. I can't think of anybody I'm crazy about.   30. Would you enjoy receiving something related to a favorite Disney character? sure. I like Pooh.   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?) all of the above! I really use blank cards or note pads more though.   32. What is something you'd really like to receive from your witch? Please be as specific as possible - no, "Oh whatever she thinks is fine!" Gosh, I really like getting to know my witch. Although if pressed, I'd really like a nice Tervis tumbler.   33. Go to your music source of choice - on random or shuffle setting if possible - & share with us the 10 most recent songs/artists. Haven't been listening to anything specific for a good while, sorry.   34. Tarot cards, rune stones and/or other divination tools yay or nay? Yay!   35. Do you have a Celeb crush? or someone who you just can't get enough of....other than your SO hm. Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, I guess.   36. Glitter? are you okay with it, or hate it like the plague? yep! like it.   37. If there was another time period other than now that described your style/aesthetics, what would it be? I think the 1920s. I like art deco.   38. If you had to pick one or two quotes to live by, what would it be and why? ok, here are 2 I memorized in high school and still love. "Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free." Jim Morrison "There's two kinds of work a person can do: the kind that changes the world, and the kind that just keeps the world from falling apart." Bruce Springsteen   39. Do you prefer physical books? CD books? eBooks? If eBooks do you have preferred format, kindle/nook/kobo/PDF/ePub/ect? eAudio? yes. I have a Kindle so prefer ebooks that fit it, but I have Calibre so I can convert most anything into most anything else.   40. Smut! Yes or no? If yes, what kink, er, kind? As long as it doesn't take itself too srsly, and has some form of plot. And isn't just ridiculous. lol   41. Ebooks! Yes or no? yes!   42. If you were to get a custom bottle from House of Gloi made for you what notes would create your perfect blend? oh gosh, I don't know!   43. If your witch were to take a photograph (or paint or whatever) of something just for you, what would it be? Landscape? Flower? Critter? Something to illustrate a favorite quote? hm, a nice landscape, be it mountain or desert, or one of my fave animals, or something mythical?   44. What is your favorite Halloween animal or other symbol/decoration? I like black cats and witches.   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 like Geek Chic Cosmetics. Used to use Sephora foundation but they changes the formula so now I'm trying various things. Also like Urban Decay and Benefit (their Bad Girl mascara is great; wish I could afford to get it more often)   46. How do you feel about profanity and off-color humor? no real problem with it.   47. I make hairsticks...would you like/use them? no, my hair is too short.   48. Does anyone here LARP? If so, what kind of LARP? And what kind of character do you play? no LARP.   49. Would you completely freak out if I sent you a chocolate covered scorpion or some other food oddity? This includes things like 'bacon powder' from thinkgeek.com. I don't know about that scorpion, but in general I'm a pretty adventurous eater.   50. This has kind of been covered, but, are you ok with receiving canned jam (from a veteran jammer!) and if so, what flavors would you like and not like? ooh, that would be good, if you didn't mind the cost of mailing it.   51. Let's talk nail polish. What colors do you love? Hate? Which brands are you dying to try? Have you ever used indies? Do you like glitter? Any textures to avoid (glitter, sand, etc)? I like glitter but I don't use it much except around Christmas time. My usual faves are light grey-blue and grey-purple, well, most blues and purples but especially those, or a sage green. I don't like most textures though. I put layers of clear over glitter to make it smooth and I hate sand.   52. How do you feel about getting a special Halloween plushie? would love it.   53. I'm in Japan, anything specific you might want from the land of the rising sun? ooh, most anything kawaii. Pocky, especially 'mens' (dark chocolate ). Lucky cats, bento stuff.   54. Are there any GC scents that you know you love, but for whatever reason, keep putting off buying bottles of? I just finally got off the Faustus waiting list. I THINK I like Hades, but I'd have to sniff it again.   55. I know not everyone likes Lush products, but if you do, which Lush items would you like to get from your Witch? anything Karma or Vanillary scented; Coalface soap.   56. Is there anywhere (in the US) that you are dying to get away to? Also when would you be able to get away. Would this even be something you were interested in? If so, go look at the Southwest sale for routes and dates and times. not really; I use up most all my vacay time taking mother to doctors appts.   57. If you are ok with receiving t-shirts, what size are you, do you prefer tissue tees, normal crew tees, babydoll etc? can't usually shove myself into girls tees, baby dolls and such. Men's large fits me best.   58. THINKGEEK! Who loves it - do you have a wishlist on there?? What are some things you are jonesing for on there for under $20? I love it! don't have a wish list though.   59. Zombies, yes or no? eh, they are ok.   60. Would you like arm warmers/fingerless gloves? If so, what length? just beyond the wrist, almost to the elbow, full sleeves? love them! Just past the wrist, enough to slip under the edge of your coat sleeve.   61. Do you feel a particular affinity for a specific animal/s? I think it's in my questionnaire but I love foxes, owls and dragons.   62. Anyone have any Paintbox Soapworks loves? Black Heart (RIP ) was my fave. I like Gingermilk. haven't tried many newer scents.   63. How would you feel if your witch or a minion of your witch showed up in person at your house with goodies? Thrilled? Annoyed? Completely creeped out? Warn me so mother isn't having a panic attack. lol   64. Do you have a ravelry account? Tell me about your yarn obsessions. Rav yay! I use all kinds of yarn. The cheapest synthetics make great stuffies. Alpaca is my favorite fiber though.   65. Sock Dreams, yay or nay? Sock yay!   66. Knitted items like scarves, shawls, dishclothes....yay or nay? Favorite fibers? Favorite colors? sure. I knit but I love other people's knitting. I like wool if it is soft. Alpaca, as noted above, is my fave. Bite me, cashmere! Alpaca is better and cheaper. hehe. I like blues and purples best but jewel tones and warm neutrals, caramel, chocolate etc are nice too.   67. Is your Amazon WL up-to-date? I think so!   68. If you were to receive handmade caramels, would it matter if they were made with raw cream (unpasteurized)? would be fine!   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? love incense. Don't have a charcoal burner, they scare me a bit, but cones and sticks are great.   70. I know we already had a question about needed kitchen accessories, but what about spices? would be loved.   71. Would you like handmade stationary or cards? How about a quill pen?   Handmade cards would be great! Quill pen would be amazing, but prolly too involved for me to use.   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" Where is your heat tolerance? hm, fairly high, but I like hot flavor, not hot for hot's sake. I guess about a 7?   73. What is your favorite type of Halloween candy? chocolates, especially the Russell Stover individually wrapped ones, ESPECIALLY the coconut nests. But really, any chocolate. And the white chocolate MnMs.   74. Do you need or want any cosy footwear, like fluffy slippers, or slipper socks etc? slipper socks are great!   75. What do you most look forward to each Fall? Halloween. Cooler weather. Not having to go out and water stuff every day. lol   76. What gadgets do you use in your everyday life and would you like a cool case for them - with your favourite fandom or artwork or saying? I love my Galaxy s3, and they do have cool cases with Doctor Who or Supernatural on them, just have never bought one.   77. Are there any beauty accessories you need or would like? For example make-up brushes, facial brushes or eyelash curlers. wouldn't turn down a new powder brush.   78. 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? either is fine, and timing doesn't matter.   79. Stores are putting out their halloween PJs and undies! Would you be happy to get any in a package? And if so, what size? For PJ pants, do you like cotton or flannel? I love pj pants! mens large plz. Cotton or flannel is great.   80. Do you like M&Ms? yes, especially dark chocolate, the ones with nuts, and white chocolate (see above)   81. How about wax melts? like them.   82. Would you like a subscription for Spotify? I don't know enough about it. I like Pandora a lot.   83. What scents from the Lillith update would you like to try? mm, I bought a few decants, trying to remember which...oy.   84. Would you be interested in receiving a box of sugar cube skulls? those sound neat.   85. Skin care routine? Fave cleanser? Toner? Moisturizer? What about body lotions? Any particular brand or scent? Lip balms? Yay or nay? Steamcream! <3 Best moisturizer ever. Sea Breeze for cleaning in morning, unscented goat milk soap at night. MAC Gently Off eye makeup remover. I like Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel lotion. Haunt and Moonalisa lip balms.   86. Is there anything you would like from Salem MA (mugs, keychains, postcards, etc.or witchy supplies like incense, candles, books)? I love Salem! anything from there would be great. I went there some years back and it is such a cool place.   87. Would you be interested in any of the items in LisaNut's etsy shop? mmm, pretty...everything! hehe   88. Spiders (as in cute knit kind) yes or no? huh, I guess, as long as they don't look real. lol   89. Pillows (the mostly decorative type)? don't really need any right now.   90. Bags? omg, I am a bag hoar! any bags that can hold knitting, I love them.   91. Is there anything special coming up in your life? nope, sad to say.



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