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Yule cat 2022

Are there any currently available BPAL scents that you would love a bottle of?   Not really.   Is there anything you're eyeing from Paintbox Soapworks' winter update?   Schwazwald or Poinsetta candles   Would you like anything from Cellar Door (they do soaps and candles)?   No   Anything of interest from Luvmilk? (Milky Monday, their version of Black Friday, is on 11/7!)   Crocheted Granny shawl. Yes or No? Preferred colors? (this one is pressing, I would need to start soon)   BPal wax melts? I have TKO and Red Velvet Cake, Would bundle up a few for you to try of one, or both if you like.   Are you interested in boozy homemade fruitcake?    How about booze itself, specifically, moonshine whiskey infused with spices and fruits?    Brown sugar shortbread? "Plain" buttery or flavored? Favorites include lavender and chocolate orange, but I could definitely do a holiday spice or peppermint batch or two.  Are there any currently available BPAL scents that you would love a bottle of?    I'm set on BPAL for awhile   Is there anything you're eyeing from Paintbox Soapworks' winter update?    Scharzwald in soap or Hair/Perfume oil, or Waking in the Witch in either     Would you like anything from Cellar Door (they do soaps and candles)?   any of the following in bar soap: jingle juice, christmas morning, bad santa   Anything of interest from Luvmilk? (Milky Monday, their version of Black Friday, is on 11/7!) Bubble Wash in any of the following: child king, demon wood, romantic garden, tremble dance, lonely heart   Crocheted Granny shawl. Yes or No? Preferred colors? (this one is pressing, I would need to start soon)    Lovely as those are, I'm not a shawl wearer   BPal wax melts? I have TKO and Red Velvet Cake, Would bundle up a few for you to try of one, or both if you like    No, thank you   Microwave bowl cozy?    I don't own a microwave.   Are you interested in boozy homemade fruitcake? (Psuke's note to this question: I use only my own candied fruit. No green cherries, dates or coconut flakes, golden sultanas but no raisins. I have some left from last year...it's been fed brandy and kept in the fridge. It's *delicious*, if I say so myself.)   I make my own        How about booze itself, specifically, moonshine whiskey infused with spices and fruits?    We don't drink     Brown sugar shortbread? "Plain" buttery or flavored? Favorites include lavender and chocolate orange, but I could definitely do a holiday spice or peppermint batch or two.    Chocolate orange or holiday spice sounds tasty.
Interested in anything from Odins Daughter?   No, thank you   And tacking on to this question for others in reference to Em, I make infused vodkas! The one I am most proud of right now is a spiced hibiscus liqueur. I make this as a jelly, too. As far as the Liqueur, We have been making an autumn Moscow Mule with it, and the other day I made a Mai Tai! Its yummy!      No, thank you   If I can find the recipe, I want to make my grandmas Orange Slice Cake. Its a super yummy cake but a bit difficult to make as far as cutting up all the oranges. If you would like a mini cake IF I make it, lemme know! The ingredients are as follows:    Sounds tasty.
Interested in anything from Odins Daughter?    My favorite incense store is Good Earth Mercantile, any interest for an incense from them?   Are you a cotton candy fan? Would anything from Chocolate Storybook interest you?   Body Scrubs from CarolinaOrganicsSC are AHHHHMAZING! Any interest?   House of MetalWorks has super cute and dainty gold-filled stacking rings in my price range! If this interests you, include ring size! My favorite incense store is Good Earth Mercantile, any interest for an incense from them?   Lilith, Dark Woods, The Bentley, Titiana   Are you a cotton candy fan? Would anything from Chocolate Storybook interest you?   No, thank you    Body Scrubs from CarolinaOrganicsSC are AHHHHMAZING! Any interest?   Not really. They look adorable, but I don't do scrubs, melts or bath bombs, and I can only use ceramide lotions.   House of MetalWorks has super cute and dainty gold-filled stacking rings in my price range! If this interests you, include ring size!   No, thank you to the rings - I love them, but can't wear them at work and I don't wear them around the house.    What size do you typically wear in sweaters/sweatshirts? 
S = 4 
M = 6 
L = 8/10
XL = 12  1XL - 14/16 
2XL - 18/20 
3XL - 22
4XL - 24    A medium, I think   Several questionnaires mention joy in receiving homemade baked goods. What are your favorite holiday baked goods? Cookies, Cakes, Fudge? Other?    Cookies and fudge.   Are you into peanut butter cookies? If yes, would you enjoy them with creamy or crunchy PB?   They're not my favorite, but I wouldn't turn up my nose. Crunchy pb is my jam (ha!)   Nother Question: I am thinking of making flavored sugar. What are flavors you would NOT enjoy out the following:   Lavender Rose Lemon Orange Vanilla Thyme Ginger Spice   I may even combine some of those!   I have citrus flavors from candying fruit. Rose sounds fun.   Would you like anything from Witch Baby Soap? (Make sure to check the Throwback Thursday section of the website; they bring back a few things every Thursday!)   Demon Wood Lonely Heart Tremble Dance   NEW QUESTION   Pickety witch has the yule offerings up, including Yule Cat pins (black or white) and ornaments.  Which do you love most?   The ornament. I like the goat (krampus?) just as much   IF YOU LIKE COFFEE --- Do you like any specific roast more than another? Light? Dark? Medium? Breakfast Blend?   Dark roast, ground for drip. I prefer smooth to bright coffees.   Haus of Gloi's Yule is up, fancy anything?   Snow Flower or Three Treasures refresher sprays   Teeturtle has some adorable designs and their t-shirts often go on sale. Any designs that appeal?   Any of the Cthulus   Is anyone else here an Erin Morgenstern fan??  https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/711842/the-phantomwise-tarot-by-erin-morgenstern/  I enjoyed The Night Circus, and that tarot is lovely   Anything from the Lunacy You are eyeballing?  https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-tag/late-october-2022/?fbclid=IwAR3OzugxYK-rNtwgJBFwUfRSp_jneUcOmEgAfwRdgC_dlM0tRESwX244rqM   No   What kind of cat representations do you like?  Realistic?  Modern/abstract?  Cartoony?    Yes   Did I ask what your favorite nut is?    Peanuts and almonds. I especially like smoked almonds. And old fashioned french peanuts.




Xmas 12 of '17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Holiday scented candles are good, as are decorated unscented candles

Mixes or seasonings for the kitchen?

Definitely! Middle Eastern and Asian spice blends particularly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




Switch Witch 2017 Q&A Wheee!

What are your feelings about Scooby Doo?   I loved the Scooby-Doo with gues stars, especially the Addams Family and Harlem Globe Trotters. Other than that I'm kind of whatever.   How do you feel about indie makeup (read: loose eyeshadow, blush, highlighter)?   I almost never wear makeup, but a part of me really wants to make art with it - the colors! The sparkle! The same goes for nail polish, though I am more likely to wear polish than makeup.   Would you like one of the Halloween Teeturtle shirts? https://www.teeturtl...alloween?page=1   Those are adorable! I particularly like "Boo Sheet", "Something Wicked" and "Voodoo Queen". They seem to run small in the Relaxed and Ultra, so a medium in relaxed fit and a large in the Ultra sizes   I drink this stuff almost everyday would anyone else be interested in trying it out? https://www.criobru.com/ Interesting, but unless it can be brewed in an espresso machine, I have no way to make it right now. 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? That sounds lovely! Probably a big box, for when I finally am reunited with my collection.   Who is into K-Beauty (Korean beauty products like sheet masks) - What are your faves if you are? - If you aren't would you like to try something? I don't really do masks, except sometimes clay masks such as Lush has.   What are some NEW things you've gotten interested in this year? Could be anything, from a new hobby, new genre of book, new healthy way of living, new fav brand of whatever... I'm trying BuJo, though I'm sorta kinda stumbling around using it still. Bought an old Singer table sewing machine this year, and an Instant Pot. Are you interested in anything from the Moonalisa Halloween update? Candles and the Room sprays, mostly. The spray in detangler. Scents are: Honey Caramel Apple, Conjuring Room, Dusty Attic, Evil Garden, Forever and Ever, Gilded Bat, Late Harvest, Mad Heriot Parlor, Strega.   What are your coffee and/or tea preferences? - Coffee: whole beans or ground? Coffee, ground for home espresso machine, - Flavor and roast preferences? Dark. Some flavored coffees are okay, such as pumpkin spice or caramel, otherwise, not so much. - Tea: black, green, herbal, flavors? I like tea, but almost never drink it, except a good chai concentrate. Tazo and Oregon Chai concentrates are the opposite of good. I also enjoy Rooibus - Loose leaf or tea bags? Bags, as I have no tea accessories - Anything specific you don't like? I don't think I've run across anything I can't stand, aside from overly sweet or cinnamon heavy chai concentrates such as noted above. - Are you in need of any gadgetry? I can't think of anything I *need*, though silicone bake mats and spatulas are always nice to have, as are the silicone fruit savers (https://foodhuggers.com/), I have a set and they are *awesome*.   Do you enjoy stationery? I'm thinking cute/quality notebooks, washi tape, stickers, fun pens etc.   Oh, gods, I am kind of a stationary slut. I love fancy pens, notebooks and stationary and have been *seriosuly tempted* to get into rubber stamps and sealing wax/stamps. I'm not really into the overly floral stationary that is the default, but filigree borders and some of the simpler gothic headers that can sometimes be found on Zazzle have caught my eye.     Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive? (http://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/)   Dust Witch sounds tasty. Whipped soap is my main source of scented bath product joy, but I couold be tempted into a good body butter. Are there any UK things you'd like to get?   Surprise me? Honestly, I'm not familiar enough with UK stuff to know what to ask for.   Are you into podcasts? If so, what are your favorites? Would you like any merch related to any of them?   I listen to many, although not as closely as I used to. Nightvale, Craftlit, The Pacific Northwest stories (Tanis is my favorite), Lore, Myths and Legends, several How Stuff Works series, HIdden Almanac, KUEC...a few others. Hidden Almanac, I think, has a Plague Doctor (Reverend Mord) shirt that's quite nice. Most "fan" merch I really like, though, is online comic related - Gunnerkrigg Court and Girl Genius in particular.   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)?     Lovely, but no   ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like MEGA or one of their amazing chromes? http://www.ilnp.com/   Oooo, I haven't bought them yet, but I've drooled over many of them   Are you interested in anything from Cocoa Pink? No, thank you - Or Haus of Gloi? The Hex scent in Hair Oil, or Whipped Soap (once whipped soap drops, at any rate)   Are there any hobbies or crafts you've been thinking of trying, but haven't had the chance yet?   Wire jigging, wire wrapping and chainmaille Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, what purpose would you want it to be for?   Sure? For luck, please Do you like poetry?   I like to hear poetry, but not so much reading it   Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints?   Oh, yes   Would you enjoy any designer/specialty yarn for your own craftyness?   Stitch Diva has some beautiful stuff - the beaded yarn and the Shine combo for two examples   Would anyone like a donation made in their name to a cause or charity?   Or maybe some of Christina's lovely Halloween candles at Sihaya & Co. (https://www.sihayaan...lection-candles)?   ASPCA or Heifer   Please provide wishes from the last two updates?   "Ego Sum Lux Mundi", "Do All the Good You Can", "Valuable, Powerful and Deserving" from the Lilith Lab update, I prefer decants as I am a dabber. (I bought the Eclipse scents I wanted already - couldn't resist, living in the Full Eclipse band).   9/12/17   Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com/   Bar soaps look nice. Any scent will do     What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from?   Witches, always witches. Dark fairies are good, too. Spiders and webs. If I never see another zombie, it will be too soon.   9/11/17   I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would want?   I'm open. I don;t know much about Japan specific things, except I hear there's lots of kit-kat flavors. How do you feel about nail wraps?   I love the idea, but my current job is way hard on my nails, and I don't do much outside of work so they wouldn't get used,   if you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)? - would you use knitted washcloths? a scarf? Are you allergic or sensitive to any fibers?   I'm sure I'll love whatever you knit me, except mittens. Well, I'd love them, but I would never wear them. No allergies I've run into yet.   If you could be ANY character from a film, TV show or book, who would it be and why?   Granny Weatherwax, because she kicks ass. Or else a kelda.   If you could hop into a time machine and travel anywhere/anytime, where would it be and why?   The future, because I'd like to know... If you could invite 3 famous people to a BPAL meet and sniff, who would invite?   Anais Nin, Neil Gaiman, Ursula Vernon.   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.   Their Halloween stuff looks fun Would you like something hand sewn by your Witch? A dress, shirt, skirt, infinity scarf, something else?   Oh, yes!   Anyone want any kind of costuming accessories or makeup or odds and ends?   If it looks good hung on the wall. I don't do much costuming   9/14/17   Do any of you potential Witchees have any kitties, puppers, or youngling humans you want spoiled in your packages? What treats or toys do they like?   I do have furbabies, but they are superfussy about their treats. The pup (he's a malamute/husky hybrid and a beautiful boy) does love bully sticks and trachs. The circular bully sticks last the longest - the others are crunched down in about 5 minutes. He doesn't fetch or play with toys, and the cats are both over ten and don't do much with the toys, either, except the occasional catnip toy. And scratchers. They love scratchers. As for treats, they love Greenies. Only Greenies, other treats just lay on the floor until vacuumed.   Is there any interest in any of the fragrance oils from the Nocturne Alchemy Weenies update?   There's a lot to love there...in Halloween Collection 1: Pumpkin 14, Potion n. 113, Blood Bond. In the Resurgence Collection Pumpkin 7, any of the NAlloween blends (except Vanilla Bat), all the curses and all the Vampire Wine & Champagne. Any of the Legends of Horror. I prefer 1ml or 3 ml sizes when possible - I like a lot of variety, but I'm a total dabber and go through scent really slowly. 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)   T-shirts or yoga pants! As far as scented things go - Harvest or Orchards of Hell Room Sprays or Blood Bath from etsy; Hair Loosened and Soiled Mid Orgy, Implacable Beautiful Tyrant, Frankincense Clove or Amber & Patchouli HG from the GC catalogue   9/13/17   Are you a gamer? If so, what games are you currently playing and is there any merch for that game you'd love to have?- If you are a gamer do you have a steam/gamestop/amazon wishlist?   I used to game a lot, but hardly ever now. I am on Steam as Psuke   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)
I'm not much of a scarf wearer, but I love a good cowl.   Like beer? What styles most appeal to you?   I like stouts. Not really into hoppy beers. I *love* cider   Like booze? What kinds?   Strega. I love the *hell* out of Strega. Aside from that, I don't really drink much. We do brandy or whiskey for eggnog during Winter holidays, but that's about it.   Like Wine? What kinds?   Port and reds   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!   I haven't ever worn a hairfall, but I love the look of them so much, I'm seriously tempted to say yes. I'd find an excuse to wear it.   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?   We do all our horror watching for Halloween - the classic black & whites, The Woman in Black (the original BBC production with Pauline Moran, not the atrocity which is the modern movie), pre-2000's horror (especially 70's and 80's horror). Memorabilia (fan art) from the black & white days would be awesome!   9/26/17   What are your top three most wanted DC'd or previous LE BPALs?   Hellgate of Ireland Goblin Market Cthulu in Love (I actually own these, but they are in storage ar away and have been for over a year. I miss them)   What are some things you do NOT want to receive?   Peeps, candy corn, mittens...um, I'll fill this in more if I think of anything else.   9/25/17   Anyone like/want calendars or dayplanners? If you like stationery, do you like plain, colors, images, or specific DON'T LIKES? What about general desk stuff like cool colored paperclips and post it pads?   1) Not calendars or day planners. I usually love the art, but I never use them. I *am* trying to get into the bullet journaling habit, so supplies for that are welcome. 2) I don;t particularly care for overly floral stationary. I do like filligree, or cool (gothic/strampuk. art nouveua, Gorey-esque) banners or corner shapes 3) Office supply stores are third in line after book stores and yarn stores as my favorite stores. I especially have a thing for notebooks and pens. Colored post-its are cool, too. 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   Ooo, nice! I still wish I had gotten the Weenie shirt when it was available. T-shirts, mugs or throws are all fine. I have too many posters already languishing in tubes to wish that on her artwork.   Does anything catch your eye from Ten Thousand Villages? http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/   They have some gorgeous stuff - but most of what I would use costs for more than I would expect my witch spend on me   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.)   I don't really wear scarves and I never wear mittens, I prefer woven dishcloths to knit/crochet ones, Aside from that - if you make it, I am sure I will love it,   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 try to avoid entering SBUX   anybody want homemade fudge? I can do chocolate with or without nuts, peanut butter, and butterscotch.   I love fudge! It will probably last .5 seconds once the family sees it   do you like spicy foods? I am currently addicted to these suckers and want to send you some buffalo ridged kettle potato goodness (https://www.billygoa...shop/1lb-kicker)   I do like spicy foods! The rest of the family, not so much - but that means more for meeee! what would you like from the Weenies updatus giganticus???   Note: I always prefer partial bottles or decants Samhainophobia! Pumpkin Spice Snake Oil Pumpkin Spice Perversion (mostly because it makes me head tilt...so did GBJR and that sent is *awesome*. Odd, but awesome) September Midnight 2017 You Fancy Me Mad Mournful Influence of the Unperceived Shadow Overacuteness of the Senses Violent Gesticulations (also because of serious head-tilt)   Witchees, do you want anything specifically from this page? http://iceweasel.net/switchwitch/   The hat   9/24/17   do you collect the art cards that BPAL sends out? Any in particular that you are looking for or definitely don't need?   I'm good. Unless they have some of the Prank! artwork, or art from the Telltale Heart of the current Weenies   Do you like this beautiful art, and she makes stickers and prints...SOOOO gorgeous: https://www.shannatr...om/paperprints/   Those are absolutely beautiful, and I wish I had someplace to display them   Favorite animals or wild creatures or mythological creatures?   I kind of love them all, really   would you like any swag from the Depeche Mode concert? (pins, posters, shirts, program, dunno what they'll have!)   Not so much for me, but my brother probably would and his birthday is coming up.   Is anyone interested in the new Resistance scents that the Lab just released (Take a Knee and SN: Flor de Maga)?   Only for the sake of the cause. 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?   I totally am, but the only thing I could use in my current situation is more reusable bulk food and produce bags.   9/23/17   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?   quartzes, particularly colored or rutilated   Pumpkin or Zucchini bread?   Oooo, pumpkin bread!   What kind of homemade cookies are your favorite?   The kind I can eat   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.)   That sounds super intense, and my brother and mother would give me endless grief on its smell   Interested in trying some of our rose petal (rose petals, sugar, everclear) or lavender vanilla bean (lavender, vanilla bean, vodka) liqueur?   Oooo, yes please! Want some honey from the bees on our property?   Certainly! Would you like some homemade jam? I have blackberry, rose petal, strawberry rhubarb, peach, and cherry.   Alas, we never really eat jam or jelly How about some homemade candied jalapenos with garlic cloves? I have regular and with habanero.   That sounds really interesting...and I think I'll brave the looks the rest of the house will give me 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.   I haven't had apple chips in years. Decades, possibly. Sure! 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 or an art supply bag would be lovely 9/22/17   Would my witchee like this to warm up the fall coffee cup?? https://www.truelemo...gory-s/1871.htm   That looks tasty 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 only have a shower 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 only use rubber cases on my phone because I drop it way too often, but a new cover for my 7in Samsung Galaxy tablet would be nice 9/21/17   See's Candy. My absolute favorite. They have special Halloween candy..any of these pique your interest?? Cinnamon Apple Scotch Mallows, Pumpkin spice truffles, pumpkinspice lollypops, caramel apple lollypops, or any other of their chocolates, etc?   Not really into See's Are any witchees into coloring books?   I love them, but never have time to color Witchees, is there anything that catches your eye at Animi Causa (https://www.animicausa.com/shop/)?   The Nessies! All of them! If I were to find an adorable autumnal/Halloween-y dish/flatware/etc. design, how many settings would be needed in your household?   3   9/20/17   Do you like Broadway shows/music? If so what are some of your favorites and/or ones that you hope to see or listen to eventually? Would you like merch from your favorite shows or CDs from shows you want to listen to?   The only modern musical I care for (aside from the "Once More With Feeling" episode of Buffy) is Hedwig and the Angry Inch. And I have the CD for that. I wouldn't at all mind seeing it live again (I got to see a super intimate production at a club in Santa Fe and *adored it*) I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm there?   Eve's Big Apple's I-V or the Apple HG's (except the marshmallow) I'm going to Edmonton Expo this weekend (It's Edmonton's version of comic con). Would a witchee like anything from there?   Surprise me? Anything catch your eye from this site (globalgirlfriend.com)?   I love the idea, but the only items that catch my eye are more than I expect a witch to spend Do you have any favorite, lesser-known stores? Especially ones that sell hand-crafted or independently made items.   No, I'm not up on those that aren't on etsy, The ones on etsy are in my shop favorites 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!   Money no object? A serge machine. I'd love to get more into sewing, but I wear mostly knit fabrics. Otherwise - nice hairpin lace loom, a yarn ball winder and swift, a set of nice wire wrapping pliers and a beginners kit for chain maille   10/3/17   Witchee, would you like anything from the Trading Post Halloween update? https://blackphoenix...y/weenies-2017/   No. I wanted one thing and I've already ordered it,   10/1/17   Awesome farmer's market by my house. They have a local honey stand (which also sells things made from local honey like Propolis tincture!); there's a small apothecary and she additionally makes soaps and hand-made, hand-poured scented candles; plus a guy that makes an array of BBQ and Hot Sauces. Does ny of this appeal? Would you like anything from my local farmer's market?   I'm always down to support local beekeepers, and possibly a BBQ sauce?   Smolder Cosmetics. Do any of their products (glitter, eye dusts etc) appeal to you? https://smoldercosmetics.com Anything from Strobe Cosmetics (http://strobecosmetics.com)?   Those are gorgeous and make me wish I wore makeup   How would you feel about getting Hello Kitty stuff?   Some of the fringier stuff (like Hello Satan or Hello Cthulu) would be fine, otherwise not so much   Would you like to get some favorite recipes?   If they're vegan, sure! I'll give them a try   Would you like anything from my shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/LisaNut?   I don't really wear scarves, and knit hats give me mad static hair 9/30/17   Would you like anything from the Haus of Gloi Fall Part II update? https://www.hausofgl...ween-scent-list   I do like Haus of Gloi, but I already got what I wanted. 9/27/17   How do you feel about these little guys? I think they're adorable and kind of want them all, but especially the ghost and pirate ones. https://lovemomiji.c...imited-editions Those are very cute, but I have no place to put them.    




Switch Witch 2015

Want anything from Yellowstone? Be it postcards, key chains, shot glasses, pint glasses, or huckleberry what have you?

I'm not a big collector of things, but I'll be happy to get a postcard. I've no idea what huckleberry tastes like, but I'm down to try some.


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!

I covered that in my questionnaire, but my decorating style right now is "cardboard box" as I'm living in the house of a semi-hoarder and there's barely room for me in my room, let alone stuff.


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?

No problems with booze in the house. It's great for cooking and baking and mulling for Thanksgiving/Christmas!

Are you a fan of the TV show Penny Dreadful?

I *watch* it, but I don't know that I'm a fan, as such. But if you want to send something Dorian/Lily/Creature related I'd probably like it.
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?

Caffeine preferences are fairly well covered in the ?aire.

As for gadgetry: While I'd love love love a new burr grinder, my mother would probably kill it like she did the last two. Other than that, we're covered. Cocoa can be good, as long as it's not some version of Swiss Miss.

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 like most comedy as long as it's not racist, sexist or otherwise mean spirited. I loved Robin Williams and George Carlin back in the day (80's-mid 90's), early early Dana Gould, Richard Wright, Lewis Black, Doug Stanhope's first 2 specials, Margaret Cho, Marc Maron, A Bit of Fry and Laurie (from the early 90's), Bill Bailey & Dylan Moran, Rowan Atkinson's Black Adder and his live comedy specials (Mr. Bean can stay behind). I also adore QI, which I mentioned somewhere.

Dry, acerbic, self-deprecating, offbeat, surreal, sarcastic, punny (as long as it's clever/intellectual/unexpected). Dirty and Graveyard humor's fine, as long as it doesn't violate what I said above.

Do you like board games? If so, which ones? Traditional or more unique? (like Settlers of Catan, Small World, Red Dragon Inn, etc)

I'd like to like board and card games, but I have no one to play with.

Is there anything that you specifically do NOT want to receive?

Candy corn, marshmallow peeps, anything from Starbucks (well, maybe a mug, if's it's nicely decorated), meat or meat flavored things (we're veggies) unless it's for the dog. Oregon or Tazo chai mix.

Plain or fun socks?

Either! For plain socks - black. Black, black, calf length or longer. For fun socks...whatever! Please no ankle socks, unless they're meant to be slippers.

Name one (or as many as you would like) thing you would like to learn more about?

Everything? Seriously, I'm like a magpie with the shiny shiny things to learn. Languages, occulty things, mythology, neuroscience, comparative religion, oceanography. Cooking, baking, needlefelting, sewing, leathercraft,beading, wire wrapping, coding. All the things!

What one thing you would like to do more of?

Again, everything? Super specific, though, yoga and Tribal Fusion belly dance. I miss taking classes.

What are some things that fascinate you? Or, What would you like to know more about?

See above.


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)?

Never had it, but I'm down to try.

Is there any particular piece (or pieces) of art (painting, photograph, etc) that speaks to you in some way?

Van Gogh and Maxfield Parrish. The Decadent and Art Nouveau movements. But I love most art in person. I've been to a few art museums and I just love to stand and marvel.

What kinds of things would you like from the Lilith BPAL or BPTP update (or are you joining a decant circle?)

Not in a circle because funds. But Walking the Prime Meridian, Ghost Revelry, Blood and Judgement and Vast Similitude Liliths, and Once Upon a Time and Catch Me Dad Fatherhoods sound lovely. I'd be down with sniffies of any of them, just to have the pictures.

Do you want to received knit or crocheted items? If so, could you describe or even link to a couple of items similar to what you would like to receive?

Love them! I'm noraknickers on ravelry, which is also on the master spreadsheet. Lots of stuff in my favorites (for ideas), and some stuff on pinterest.

Would you like anything from Lush?

I have no idea. I have a couple of things I buy "regularly" (like, once a year) from Lush, and the rest of the time I have no idea what's in their catalog. Cocoa butter bars might be nice...and I think they sell make-up powders? Flying Fox is probably my favorite smell, followed by Karma. I don't do baths, so no bath bombs or melts.

Do you prefer hand-made or store-bought?

Whatever is easier for my witch! I mean, I love the handmade stuff, but if it's easier to buy, I'm down. If, OTOH, you love to craft...craft it up!

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?

In the middle. I love me some spicy, but I do have limits.

What is your BPAL "Holy Grail"?

Halloween in the Misk U Library - received an imp in a swap and I *love it*. I love almost all the Lovecraftian scents (except Misk U, sadly)
Analog or Digital? Or Both?

Mostly digital. I think I have a tape player somewhere - but where *exactly* is anybody's guess. We do have a VHS player, so movies could be analog. My car has a CD player, so those are fine.

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've been wanting to try ZOMG Smells! Girl Genius line, but the Lab and Post always take my money first.


Do you have an affinity for any specific animals?

Not really - I just love the animals! Furry or scaly, swimming or crawling or flying. I'm an animal fan.

Kitchen Needs or Wants?

No needs, but (I think I mentioned before) big muffin tins and silicone molds in fancy shapes (or even muffin liner shapes) would be most welcome

Makeup! Do you like it, would you want some? If so what brands do you like to wear?

I wear it sometimes. I'm very interested in trying Espionage Cosmetics particularly.

Chocolate fiends ahoy! What kind of chocolate do you like? Do you like any other things in it or just plain good ole chocolate?

Dark chocolate all the things! Especially über-dark chocolate, like 80-90%. Almonds, orange, spices and chilis are welcome additions.

Would you be opposed to receiving a ton of Halloween themed items?

Maybe a half ton?


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?

Probably late answering this, but yes, totally!

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?

Arg! The Weenie update just killed me! Any Dead Leaves, The Magic Circle, The Witches Sabbath, October. I mean - I want half the update (the other half is too foody or has death-notes), but I'll list those in particular. Decants is peachy with me unless you're dying to give away a bottle

What's your favorite scary movie? Or movies, either way. If you don't like horror, what are your favorite movies to watch this time of year?

Probably the BBC production of The Woman in Black, not the movie which came out a few years ago. I love to watch ghost stories, classic monster films, Nightmare Before Christmas, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, plus A&C Hold that Ghost


Blu-ray or DVD?


Game systems - console or computer? Mac/PC? Which console?

Computer games. I have a steam account.

Are you dressing up for Halloween and if so do you need any accessories for if?

Not dressing up, alas.

Talk to me about bags, what kinds do you like? Sizes and styles?

I can always use more knitting project bags - there are some in my etsy favorites to give an idea. Aside from that, I like bags with pockets - lots of pockets, and I like bags I could use for an overnight stay, if one came up last minute.

What are your favorite fandoms and do you want to receive anything related to such?

I don't really have a fandom as such...although thinking about it, maybe Nightmare Before Christmas and Invader Zim. Actually, you could probably get me almost anything Jhonen Vasquez related and I'd mini-flail, at the very least.

What are you planning to order from the Weenies update?

I might (depending) run a decant circle for Post Weenies, but unless my finances get a huge injection I'm not likely to order much from the Lab Weenies. At most I might order a decant or two.

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!)

Again, probably too late, but I love Renn Faire stuff! You know, whatever might have struck your fancy. Even stickers (if they had such).

Do you like comics or graphic novels? Any issues or collections you want to read?

Locke & Poe sound intriguing. Gris Grimly? I'm fairly out of the loop and everytime I step into the comic shop the sheer variety makes me huddle in the corner.

Do you like fanfic? Would you like a story written for you as part of your gift? What characters/fandoms/pairings etc do you like?

I've no objections to fanfic, but I'm not really fan enough to appreciate it. But if you want to write me something I'll be happy to read it!

Where do you have wishlists at? If you could please link to them or to a post that links to them. (Amazon, Etsy, Think Geek, Pinterest, Sephora, Lush, BPAL/BPTP, Soap Box Company, everywhere and anywhere!)

Amazon, etsy...my Lab/Post wishes are in my sig. I think I have a wishlist for SockDreams? I'm too lazy to keep wishlists elsewhere.


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.

Not a fan of uterine pink or navy blue...aside from that I've no real preferences.

Would you rather receive a bunch of little packages through the round, a couple of medium packages, or one big package at the end?

Whatever is easiest for my witch.

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)?


Would Witchees like something from IKEA? (Or any other not always accessible by everyone store?)

I have no idea, honestly. Aside from the ubiquitous jokes about their furniture I don't know much about them.

If/when you go to the mall, for which store(s) do you beeline?

Back in the 80's I beelined for Judy's and Contempo Casuals. In the 90's it was Hot Topic. I don't think I know what's in a mall anymore. Aside from Lush, of course.

Do you receive any subscription boxes (julep, lootcrate, ipsy, birchbox, etc.)?

I did julep for awhile, but cancelled as I do think it's possible to have too much nail polish. Unless it's holographic or multichrome, that is. I've been eyeing the Black Box ( http://www.blackboxsubscriptions.com/ ), and if I ever can count on having an extra $20/month I may give it a try.

Do you like tarts/candles/incense? If so, what type of scents?

I only heard of tarts this year, and I still haven't seen one, nor do I have a burner. But I'd be open to trying them. Candles are nice, provided they are heavy enough the cats can't tip them over. I do like a good incense. Back in the day I used these ( http://shop.birchbayaromatics.com/Nightspell-16-Pack-Wands-S4-NIG.htm ) to perfume my hair after a shower. I also liked their Jasmine and Egyptian Musk.

Is there anything you wish you could have picked up from the Dragon*Con exclusives?


I did get decants of Renoir's Still Life and Still Life with Silver Goblet, Walnuts, etc. Renoir in particular just kills me with how good it is. I wouldn't sneeze at an atmo, either.

Is there a GC you've been dying to try but haven't got around to yet?

Trading Post specific - Hair Loosened & Soiled Mid Orgies and Beautiful Implacable Tyrant. Any of the Walking District atmo's. With the number of imps I've acquired I've got a lot of Lab covered. (And I haven't actually gotten a chance to *try* most of those.)

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'm down with copper. Most of my jewelry is neutral, but I wouldn't mind branching out into color.

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?

As they said at Alice's Tea Party: "No room!"
Office supplies hound? Pens, pencils, journals, any preference, or favorites?

I *love* office supplies. Click pencils, pens (fine tip gels - black preferred, unless it's a funky color like purple or forest green), journals. I also tangle on occasion so super fine (micro) point felt tips are welcome, too. Any color.

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 do have a Sock Dreams wishlist, under Psuke I think. Post socks would be welcome, too.

I live near a huuuuge candy store. What kind of candy do you like? Gummies? Caramel? Chocolate? Sour? Sugar-free?

Old fashioned! Like the sticks in cellophane, gummies, ginormous lollipops. I also like gummi worms, runts, jelly bellies and chocolate covered dried fruit and espresso beans.


How do you feel about animal products? Not so much animal toys or food, but more like furs, paws, bones, etc.

I am deeply divided on this. As a one-time pagan and shamanism student I respect the power of such items? Even if it's mostly sub/un/conscious? However, I'm not really down with taking a life strictly for adornment. Things like feathers, or antlers, that don't require killing an animal to harvest is okay. And found items (provided they are properly cleaned, of course!) are also fine.
Are you interested in receiving any restaurant.com gift certificates for your area?

No thank you. We just don't eat out that often.

How do you feel about "toys" - stuffed animals and the like?

If they'll fit on the bed, okay.


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 missed the eclipse, alas. I was working. I do appreciate astrological events, and the Blood Moon eclipse blend sounds amazing!

Witchee's, how tall are you? And perhaps, what's your arm span (from wrist to wrist)?

I am 5'4" and 57" wrist to wrist, or so says my tape measure.

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 like the 4 elements. I don't know much about the Asian elements, although what I have read in connection with Chinese astrology sounds intriguing. I'm mostly a water baby, element-wise.

How do you feel about bento boxes? Is it something you would use if you were to get one?

I have a couple, buried in a cardboard box with most of my kitchen stuff. But I don't really pack lunches anymore

What do we want from Paintbox Soapworks?

Halcyon & Cypress lotions looks nice.

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?

Any art would sit in the garage along with my other beloved posters until I have someplace to hang them - sitting or hanging.

How do you feel about gourmet marshmallows?

Oooo, those look tasty! (but not the macarons)

Are you a slatherer or a dabber?

A decided dabber

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?

Oooo, the Honeyleaf Whipped and Saltleaf or Fireleaf Oil look interesting.


How does everyone feel about duct tape crafts? Any favorite patterns?

I don't anything about duct tape crafts...except wallets, and those don't usually have enough pockets for me. But (as some one mentioned), if you've made it, I'll probably treasure it anyways.

Are there any flowers you especially like?

I guess I wonder why you ask? I love flowers generally, and I'd really love to plant some more jasmine (I accidentally killed the very young one we had)...but I don't particularly care for anything such as flower prints. Not so much for the pressed flowers, either...except something like preserved flower jewelry. I used to have a set of dried rosebud and crystal earrings and necklace I loved (the rosebuds eventually disintegrated).

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.

I'd love a belt I could use for carrying my water bottle on long walks...aside from that I also use hard cases for gear because I drop my tech stuff *way too often*, and I drink my caffeinated beverages too fast for them too get cold.

Would you like Halloween or Day of the Dead themed ornaments or a "bunting"?

We usually do garlands for Christmas, but heck - why not?

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.

I have a booklight, but can anyone really have too many bookmarks? And a bookseat or cookbook holder would be *awesome*.

I make handmade journals, mini albums and similar items. Would my witchee be interested in something like that?

Oooo, those are lovely!

What songs/music/artists/CD's do you like to listen to around Halloween?

I don't really change my listening habits nowadays...but we used to love listening to Vincent Price's recordings of ghost stories and poems.

Are you interested in leg warmers at all?

Not nearly cold enough where I am. Arm warmers, though...

Is your Halloween style scary, cutesy, folksy, grotesque . . .?

Mostly vintage cute. Well, retro, We've got decorations from the mid-70's on...mostly Hallmark, when Hallmark was da *bomb* for decorations (and little gift books and such). Tabletop haunted houses (or additions for such) would be most welcome.


Have you read The Martian? Or do you plan on watching the movie?

I have not read The Martian...didn't even know it was a book! Am planning on seeing the movie - probably this week (10/10/2015)

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 will probably do NaNoWriMo again...and will fail miserably at reaching 50k words (again), but that's okay. Swag is awesome!

Honey or beeswax products? Discuss.

Probably not honey - we don't really do honey. Beeswax stuff though - sure!

How do you feel about bumper stickers and car magnets? What do you like--cute, pretty, snarky, geeky/fandomy?

I used to have an amazing bumper sticker collection on my old car - snarky philosophical and funny. I got comments and once I got a letter left on my windshield! My current car is totally nude.

Do you have any phobia's that your Witch should be aware of?

I dislike the (mental) texture of lotus pods overlaid on human skin. Also spit and vomit. Aside from that, not really.

Trading Post Weenies are live! Anything calling to you?

I was going to do a circle, but given how slow they are moving, decided to forego. I did get one of each Weenie Claw Polish, a the Neroli Dead Leaves HG and October atmo. I wouldn't mind a decant of the Honey Dead Leaves, On Halloween atmo or Brainstem Lollipop.


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've never done nail wraps, but sure, why not? Halloween/Christmas themed, especially


Do you like or want to try Marmite?

I love Marmite!

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?

Used polish is fine and dandy. Those colors (especially Event Horizon) would be awesome.


Are there any DISCONTINUED (not LE) BPAL oils that you wish you had, or had a little more of?

Not that I can think of

Is there anything fairly basic that you're always running out of and need to buy more of?

Ummmm...polish remover? Cotton makeup pads?

Anything interest you from the recent Blooddrop update?
I'm not familiar with them...I guess if you see something interesting, I'll try it! Pumpkin Musk and Motor City Pie look interesting?

How to you feel about foreign spices/flavorings?

I think I mentioned this in a nother swap - but I'd really love some asian chilis (fermented and otherwise) - especially the kind used for making Kim Chi. The only korean chili I found was outrageously hot, and so my Kim Chi was, too. Good - but really hot. Also, the kind used for making bibimap sauce. And yuzu things! I think I might commit grievous bodily harm for a fresh yuzu (ummm, mostly because I'd love to see if I could sprout a seed). And/or citron (not the buddha's hand, I can find that - the outrageously large lemon shaped citron).




Swap questions for 13 Nights of Halloween

A note to my Goblin(?) - I forgot to mention a format of books that is good is physical! I'm super happy to get books, and used books are good, too. And related to that, an inexpensive item I appreciate is a good bookmark. A handmade bookmark, even, if you are crafty that way.

What is your favorite thing about Halloween?

I love almost all of it. The cooler weather, longer nights, rain (I hope), and all the witches and ghosts and gothic funstuff my little heart could desire.

Would you like a Halloween-themed cross-stitch piece of art done by your partner? If so, do you prefer something practical, like a cross-stitch dishtowel or table runner, or something to be hung on the wall? I've been getting into cross-stitch again and having fun with Halloween patterns.

Sure, I'd love something like Halloween dishtowels, or along thos lines. We don't really do wall art at my house.

Are you coveting something from the Lilith release?

I'm safe from this update

Have you seen the Haus of Gloi Fall update? Does anything from that tickle your fancy?

I'm tempted by the Queen Mother Fall 2018 or Shadow Fairy perfume oil and Persephone Descending in Bubbling Scrub or Hair oil

Enamel Pins:

Aesthetically they're fine, but I always lose them.

Would you appreciate handknits? Any preference (socks, hats, cowls, mitts, etc)

Certainly! I don't really do knit hats, except maybe a nice stocking cap, but hooray on the rest of it.

What kind of local goods do you like to pick up/try when you visit somewhere new?

Ummm, I don't generally speaking...But I'll pretend for this question. Foodstuff, probably. Local honey, maybe. Or something from a local crafter. Something yarn related, maybe?

Do you like to cook or bake, and if so, would you like any cooking accessories, mixes, or ingredients?

I do all the cooking and baking in my house. Something fun for the kitchen would be nice. A fun/fancy spoon rest or bread making accessories.

Pumpkin Spice:

I prefer my pumpkin spice to be paired with pumpkin. As a scent...eh. It's all right, but the hype drives me nuts.

Do you like Day of the Dead goodies?

As cultural art celebrating a religious holiday I find it fascinating. But like Kokopelli, I find the commercialization of it disturbing.

How do you feel about homemade edibles? Not just baked goods, but fruit butters, jams and such-like? Do you prefer savory or sweet or yes?

I love homemade edibles, with the caveat that they are vegetarian.


Certainly! I prefer calf and knee length

Things Japanese?

Interesting flavors of kitkats, aside from that I don't know

Yankee Candle or Bath & Body Works?

No thank you

Recent LEs, updates?

No thank you


Sort of? There are things I follow, or love and wouldn't mind artifacts relating too them...official or otherwise. In no particular order: Anything from Jhonen Vasquez, especially Zim or Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, anything (except the small children's books) by Neil Gaiman, Girl Genius online comic, the various works of Ursula Vernon (mostly in her grown-up T. Kingfisher hat) including the Hidden Almanac podcast, Archive 81, the Tanis podcast, and Welcome to Nightvale


Nightmare Before Xmas! Also, I love the Haunted Mansion and New Orleans Square

Star Wars?

Only the original 3

Harry Potter?




Would you like flavored oils or vinegars?

Yes, please!
Do you have any interest in fun tees or other goodies either related to your fandoms or otherwise from TeeTurtle or similar sites (https://www.teeturtle.com/)? If the answer is yes, what's your t-shirt size?

I love my crow "Murder!" shirt from tee turtle and I remember they had some other super cute Halloween shirts (including some Nightmare Before Christmas) last year. Also, Topataco had a great "Mord" shirt from the Hidden Almanac podcast

Do you have a favorite musical, opera, playwright or other theatrical or performing arts interest for which you might like interesting goodies?

Um...not that I know of?

Do you have any desire/need for a new umbrella?

I think we're good on those rightnow

Any desire for mugs - travel or otherwise? How about water bottles?

I would dearly love some good Halloween or Fall latte mugs   Pumpkin *spice* with or without chocolate?   Pumpkin spice, as spice, is good! With chocolate is even better.  
If you like/want books, do you have a goodreads or other place where you discuss your favorite books? Would you be interested in a spooky Halloween compilation or a classic halloweenie/autumnal book like Ray Bradbury's The Halloween Tree or Something Wicked This Way Comes?   I don't...I recently deleted my Goodreads, for reasons, and have yet to set up something else. But I would certainly enjoy a spooky/Halloween story collection or book.When I was younger I read the compilation "Ghosts, Ghosts, Ghosts" and "Witches, Witches, Witches" several times (they were in the school library. My introduction to Baba Gaga, who featured prominently in the witches book.)  
Fluffy pompom or without? I would proudly wear either, though my general preference is without.




Seven Nights 2023

Would you like any of the following?   (Maybe just remove the things you aren't interested in?): Catnip (organic, from our property.  Dried in our dehydrator.) I grow my own   Canned food items Thick Huckleberry Syrup (or thin huckleberry jam -- it was kind of a fail for how thick/thin it is, but still tasty.  Has sugar.) Bluebarb jam (blueberry/rhubarb)  (has sugar.) Blackberry, Raspberry, or Strawberry Jam  (they have sugar) Possibly peach or plum jam or butter (we can probably make it without ingredients you can't have -  if allergies) Any of those sound great!   Apple Crips (dried apples with nothing added, not sure what kind of apples we'll do this year.  Usually honeycrisp.) Mugwort smudge wand (some with lavender)  (all organic, from our property.) Dried lavender I can do sachets or just some in a mesh baggie.  Sadly our lavender is too dry right now to do wands. Rose petal beads (if I manage to make enough, I'm gathering rose petals right now.)  I'll probably put them on a string unless I have time/energy for more. Thunder Butter?  (like icy hot but made with herbs, beeswax, menthol, wintergreen, cayenne.  Spot test so it doesn't burn your skin.) Rose Petal liqueur sample (has sugar.) Lavender Vanilla Bean liqueur sample (has sugar.) Mead sample (flavor depends on what kind of mead my son has made lately.  Can make it dry, semi-sweet, or sweet to your preference.)   I'm making my own rose beads, and I grow my own lavender, but any of the rest of those sound amazing     Would you like me to knit you a hat, shawlette, cowl, or fingerless mitts?  I can do colorwork hats or cowls with skulls, bats, pumpkins, ghosts...   Yarn preference?  (merino wool, merino cashmere, merino silk, merino silk cashmere, acrylic, sparkles or no sparkles, etc.   I don't wear shawls, and for hats - I'd love a stocking cap. Fingerless mitts, yes!     How about a soap bag (knitted), washcloths, or tarot card bag?  (washcloths will be cotton.  soap bags will probably be either cotton or non-superwash wool so they shrink around the soap.  Tarot will be silk - I have limited colors in silk.) I can do the BPAL Brimstone logo, bats, skulls, cats, jack o lanterns, whatever on washcloths.     A tarot bag sounds fun   Or maybe a gknitted Gnome?  Or bat?  Ghost?  Black Cat?  Voodoo doll?  Monster?  Or something else spooky?  I have lots of patterns.  Here is an example I did for the Gnome swap.   Yes!     If you want any knitted things -- color preferences?    I can do stripy mitts, cowls, or hats.  Solid or gradient color shawlettes, cowls, mitts, hats.   Colorwork hats or cowls (base color plus whatever color for your skull, ghost, bat, jack o lantern, spider, witch hat, moon, cat, or whatnot.)  Solid one color for soap bag, washcloths, or tarot bag.  (I think I only have purple silk for the tarot bag.)  Pick three or four colors for Gnomes (one of those colors will be their beard, I usually use white.)   A cowl or shrug for preference     My mom has an etsy shop with project bags for knitting/crochet or what ever you want to use them for.  We could also make tote type bags, flat zipper cosmetic type bags, or boxy bags/dice bags.  Are you interested in this type of item?  I have all kinds of spooky fabric that isn't currently up on the shop if you look through the sold items.  https://twinklentwilight.etsy.com    They're all cute. A project or cosmetic bag would be fun in a bat/cat/moon sort of print. The dark chandelier s good, too.     8/28/23   LUSH's Halloween collection drops 8/31.  I will be making an order.  Can I pick up something for you?   No, thank you   Which Surprise Items that will be at Dragoncon might you be interested in?     None     Would you be interested in dangle earrings or pendants made of dried roses (and other beads)?     Dangle earrings or pendants with seasonal charms would bw welcome     How do you feel about stuffies that are sewn? Form or fabric preference?   I'm down with any/all kinds of seasonal stuffies.     Teeturtle, anything look fun?   If they go on sale either od these: https://www.teeturtle.com/products/boo-sheet https://www.teeturtle.com/products/boo-sheet   Medium or large, I'm going to alter it anyway.     Haus of Gloi's first fall collection has dropped - anything you like? I would take Ghost Puffs in any of the scrubs/whipped soap and maybe a small body emulsion?  Would take candles in any of these:  Blueberry Tart, Lemon Marshmallow, Marshmallow Rose, Apple Milk, Blood Orange Marshmallow, Cozy Pumpkin, Ghost Puffs, Olde Cider Haus, Pumpkin Eater, Pumpkin Queen, Red Roan.  (Candles would be for my mom.)  Refresher sprays welcomed in Blood Orange Marshmallow or Ghost Puffs (or Lemon Marshmallow from summer area but there is only 1 left!)  I would take butterbombs but I don't see any!        8/29/23   What about Paintbox Soapworks Fall scents?     Sorbetto's in any of the following:   Cathedral of Pumpkis Let Me in at Your Window Nightwalker (if sorbetto comes available) Pokeberry Jam   How do you feel about CBD as an ingredient in something? Like a pain relief lotion or lip balm?   I've never tried it. Pain relief lotion, maybe?     I'm getting into bookbinding! Is there a fanfic/book (I can try to get the text block in paperback and rebind it)/out-of-copyright book that you want hardbound all fancy?   Just a blank book would be fine. Or Jeanne Rose's Herbal Body or Modern Herbal     8/30/23   Cellar Door's seasonal items are out.  Anything you need?   No      Are you interested in anything from Grounds and Hounds?   They give back to rescue dogs and they have more items than just coffee.   Hot chocolate, apparel, stickers, mugs, dog toys and blankets, caramels, brewers, etc.     Caramel hot chocolate     Anything from here?  The Halloween Collection is adorable.  Clothes That Fit - Snag US (snagtights.us)    Those are cute, but I don't do tights.   Haus of Gloi?   I'm waiting for whipped soap, but I also wouldn't mind room sprays in any of these:   Cozy Pumpkin Olde Cider Haus Samhain   Mooscents   I could always use more bohemian velvet - love that scent   Also:   Cafe Mystique Dracula's Daughter Evil Garden Forager's Grove Gilded Bat Halloween Mayhem Haunted Home Withching Hour Pocket Full of Poesies   'm going to the MD ren faire this weekend - anything you like from faires? It's a large one with very strictly juried vending so  think higher quality goods ‐ teas, soaps, scents, arts, prints, etc.   I love ren faire stuff.  I don't really use bar soap, but the rest is good.   Favorite medieval or renaissance or fantasy creatures or imagery or legends?   Oh, all kinds. Dragons, of course. But most medieval imagery is fun.   Hey Swapee, you said you like gummy candy.  Have you ever had  the real deal Middle Eastern candy that " invented" gummy candy?  Made with real fruits & nuts & sooooo good.  I have a fabulous Middle Eastern grocery near where I work that has more than 20 flavors.  Would you like a box?   I am not a fan of turkish delight. Halva, on the other hand, is something I adore.   Pumpkin Spice?   I don't do candles, wax melts, or anything bath specific (no bathtub) but I do enjoy Pumpkin Spice most other things!   Vivziepop?   Stickers! I'm a fan of most of the die cut stickers I've come across      




Bottles I Own

Weenies   Hellgate of Ireland Lurid Library Lavinia White Witch Goblin Market   Yules   Scrappy Damsel Haola (x2) Ectoplasm Mari Llywd Putrescent Horror of Earth's Inner Juices Thought and Legend too Hideous for Sanity or Consciousness Mr Fezziwig's Ball Gingerbread Jolly Roger Gingerbread Lust Yule Buddies   Lupers   Smut 2014 She Whose Handmaiden Was Love   Lunacy's     Honey Moon Selkie   Event/Retail Exclusives   Lips of Flame Heart of Stone Exhibition Hall Fatigue Malignant Dreams of Cthulu in Love   OLLA   Cafe Mille et Une Nuits (x2)   Other LE   Doll's Eye Infused Honey The Chapel Chaos Theory Woods 52 (2015)   GC   Cthulu Nyarlethotep Bengal      




13er q's

Not a gaming nerd, but I loved Penny Arcade (although I don't follow as much as I used to). Anything from the Rain Slicked Precipice of Darkness, or the noir-ish/horror Alice, or Lovecraft inspired games would be awesome sauce!   If you have any Chaos Theory bottles on your wishlists, would you mind getting bottles on several days of this swap?   I don't have any CT's on my wishlist, and I have CT Woods for this year...aside from that - sure, I'll gamble! (except for foodie scents, please)   If you listed wearables - what sizes?   I'm small/medium, not especially curvy. 34/29/38 with a 30 inseam   Are your forearms skinny or bulky?   Average   What kind of items would you like to get that are not available in your country?   All kinds! Especially edibles, but I love trying new things of all kinds   How do you feel about yarn/wearables? Ok with wool as long as it's soft? And any particular things on your wish list as far as knit items go? (Headbands for fall/winter, cowls, fingerless mitts, mittens, socks, etc)   Headbands, no - they won't stay on, And I like access to my fingers, plus it doesn't really get that cold here, so no mittens. But the rest? Bring it on!   How do you feel about home baked cookies? Is there anything that should be left out (nuts, milk, eggs, gluten, etc)?   I'm veggie, but no restrictions aside from that. Yes, to baked goods!   How do you feel about recieving pens? If you like them, do you have a prefered stroke size (ie: do you prefer a thick or fine stroke)? Any prefered colors (assume the sky is the limit here)?   Colors! Pens! Yes! I sometimes zentangle, so superfine point felt tips are appreciated.   If you are a tea lover, are there any companies or vendors that you would particularly like to try (etsy, teavana, republic, stash, adagio, etc)?   I don't really do tea. I like tea, but pretty much do coffee for my caffeine needs. Although some spicy herbals might be nice for Fall evenings.   Dearest swappee, have you seen the launch of this year's Yankee Candle Boney Bunch line as well as other Halloween items from there? Are there any you'd particularly like to get? The adorbs tart warmer? The taper candle holder, perhaps?   I just checked Yankee Candle, and all those are *adorable*. Especially the Steampumpkin, and Spellbound.   What are your favorite tv shows, movies, topics of geekery, famous persons, specific objects (like tarot or harpsichords), memes, cultures etc. that you would like to receive items themed around?   I also follow Welcome to Nightvale, and would be happy to get any of their swag. Also Gunnerkrigg Court or Girl genius. I don't really follow TV in any kind of fandom way. Movies - early Tim Burton, though, *huuuuuuuge fan.* This includes Nightmare Before Christmas. Anything after Sleepy Hollow, though, not so much.   Lovecraft-inspired things are also objects of personal cult worship.   add: Literary and knit/crochet themed stuff (especially with clever humor) are totally welcome.   If you've said you like coffee: Do you prefer whole beans or ground? Do you like flavored coffees?   I used to do whole bean, but my grinder broke so I need ground (neither terribly gritty or fine, as we use a temperamental espresso maker). I prefer very dark roast, and good single origin beans like Ethiopian or New Guinea. But flavored coffees work, too.   Are you a soap only, shower gel only, or an either works person? If you like soap, are you particular about type? (all natural, no glycerine, created on a full moon using the blood of virgins, etc)   Shower gels are good - so is soap, but not glycerins, please, they dissolve too fast.   Is there an item that you would like but you never seem to buy for yourself as other things often take preference (darn those bills)?   Nail polish and stitch markers. My etsy list has some of my favorites.   If you listed you like books: what kind of books? What are your favorites? Do you also like the "English classics"? Are there any books or writers that you really don't like?   I'm not a fan of romance novels, or anything by MC Beaton or Debbie Macomber. I do, though, love the Jane Austen Mysteries and the Beatrix Potter mysteries (I'm up to the Chaucer mystery on Austen and have the first 5(?) of the Potters). My English and Russian classics are well covered.   What are your favorite musicians, favorite singers or bands? Anything or anyone you really don't like?   The usual suspects of The Cure, Siousxsie, Depeche Mode, NIN, etc. I also love every project Maynard has been involved in. Placebo...oh, so many kinds of music. Except Rap, Hip Hop, House, etc. Or Country.   Do you like Japanese/Korean snackies? If so do you prefer sweet/savory or both? That would be "yes". Actually, I would dearly love to get my mitts on some chili for making kim chee (the stuff I use now is hhhhhhoooooot. Good, but hot, and I think kim chi is supposed to be spicy, but not render your tongue unusable hot?) and fermented chili sauce for bibimap. Yes, I love making my own fermented stuff.   Do you prefer light lotions or thick butters and do you like scented or unscented? Again the answer is "yes". I use both.   Do you like small crossbody bags? Yes! I've been using a shoulder bag because it was the one with the best pockets, but I generally prefer cross-body.   Do you have a birthday during the swap?   Nope, I'm practically a Christmas baby.   Pistachio's?   I like most nuts, though I don't usually seek them out for munching.   Do you collect anything?   One might be tempted to say books or kitchen stuff, since that comprises about half the stuff I own. Okay, combined about 80%. Vegan cookbooks have been my latest thing - I've been eyeing Gina Henshaw's book, or Chocolate Covered Katie's. I wouldn't turn my nose up at Practically Raw, or Teff Love, either. Aide from that, though...no, not a collector. Too much to dust!   In books, movies, art, etc., are there any common horror themes (demonic possession, clowns, serial killers, spooky/evil children, zombies, insect infestations, mutilation, etc.) that you really don't want to see?   I'm not big on most modern horror, I think it overplayed. I like ghost stories and psychological horror. The BBC (tv) Woman in Black is a great example. Not the movie - the movie was ridiculous. Texas Chainsaw Massacre, House of a Thousand Corpses and the like...just no.   Question: Wishbones, and designs with them ? Yay or nay?   I have no idea what that is. No real wishbones, I'm sure the dog would eat it the moment my back was turned.   Are there any general catalog/easily found/not crazy expensive BPAL bottles you'd love to get your hands on?   Of the GCs I've tried I'm very fond of Jolly Roger, Black Forest and Smokestack and some of the honey scents. I also wouldn't mind Atmo Sprays such as Fainting Couch and Queen's Croquet Ground. Or testers of The District.   Alcoholic beverages in your goodies-- yay or nay-- if yay, what kind?   In goodies? Sure. Not picky, as long as it's not overwhelming and fits the food.   CANDY CORN--- YAY OR NAY?   No, please no.   Hey, Pumpkin! How do you feel about lounge pants/pajama pants?   Love lounge pants! Not so much pyjama bottoms, unless they're the kind that can masquerade as regular pants.   Do you have long, medium, or short hair? What kids of hair accessories do you like to use?   Long...really long. And slick. I do ponytail holders almost exclusively as buns and braids are the only hairstyles that stick. I used to have fancy bun holders, but the sticks that hold them in place keep breaking. Combs just fall right out. OTOH, I will occasionally wear tiny butterfly clips when I'm trying to be fancy.   If you have an Etsy favorites list, are all of the things on the list things you'd be happy to get, or are some of them gift ideas for other people, or stuff that you've already bought and loved but don't need more of, or for any reason not something you'd want to get in this swap?   My etsy wishlist/favorites is all for me...and its all stuff I haven't yet bought.   Do you own a wax/oil burner? (If no, would you like one?) I don't...and sure. An oil burner would be especially welcome. Incense, y/n? Yes.     If you said that you are interested in books (or DVDs or any relatively big standalone sort of item), would you be okay with having multiples of such items spread over a couple of days, or would you prefer 13 distinct themish packages? Either is fine.   How into the day themeing mentioned in the first post are you? All themed? A few maybe if they are fun? Not at all? Whatever my little pumpkin wants to do is fine.   Speaking of DVDs - are you interested in receiving movies and if so, what sort? I'm actually kind of picky on movies, and we have *lots* of them here already. OTOH, a new copy of 30's to 70's horror might not be amiss (I think we've about worn out our tapes).   Back to the books - if you said you would like books, would you prefer I send you, say, my favorite Halloween anthology or something else spooky/scary, or something off your wishlist/want-to-read on goodreads? Yes please!.   Process question: Do you want to know who is sending to you right away, or would you prefer to be surprised on the last day, to the extent possible? Likewise, do you have a preference for specifically numbered packages or for reach in and grab according to your fancy? Whatever my witch wants   Would you be interested in solid perfume? What about lip balm?   Depends on the perfume, but otherwise, sure. And lip balm is good.   There was a lot of mention of not wearing costumes/not being allowed to at workplaces. Would you be interested in goth style or Halloween-themed(pumpkins, ghosts,etc.) normal clothes to wear instead, and what would be suitable? Absolutely!     Day of the dead/ Dia de los Muertos stuff? Sure   Does anything from this shop catch your eye? https://www.etsy.com/shop/DebaucherousBathBody   I lrecently learned I love whipped soap, and some of their lotions look interesting (dollface bettie, red queen's rage, funhouse, beware the kraken)   Dear Pumpkin: Do you have aversions to any animals or insects?   Not really. Used to hate slugs, but they don't really bother me anymore.   How do you feel about canned foods like jams and things along those liNES? Sure!   How do you feel about stickers (and stationery in general)? Stationary is good. Don't really use stickers, though.   How do we feel about fibercrafting (knit, crochet, etc.)? wearables? crafted critters? If you would like a scarf or something similar, would you like it to be themed, like fall colors, or have a skull or other halloweenie motif/border? Covered hats, I think in my ?aire, crafted critters are awesome! I never wear scarves. Cowls, yes, and themed is fine.   What makes you feel pampered? a long bath and having my toes painted after! We've covered what critters you don't like, but what about the critters that you DO like? What are your favorite animals/creatures, real or imagined? foxes, owls, ravens, dogs, octopuses, the list is fairly long as there aren’t many animals I do not like, real or imagined!.   Canadian stuff: Sure   Paintbox Soapworks: Not familiar with them, but why not?   Is there is any TAZO tea you have a hankering for? Zen, Awake, Passion, China Green Tips, Vanilla Roibois, Calm, Refresh? (tea bags in a tin? How about any Teavana tea? (loose tea)     Not a big tea drinker, but seasonal herbals might be nice. How about Starbucks coffee beans? If so, ground (and for what kind of filter) or whole bean? How about Starbucks coffee via (italian, columbia, anniversary, vanilla latte?) or Iced coffee via (caramel or regular?) Fruit flavored via (berry hisbiscus, cool lime, strawberry lemonade?) Pumpkin Spice Latte ? The fruit flavored vias are good. Anything else from Starbucks/Teavana? Syrups, honey, whatever? No Starbucks, please. Starbucks K-cups or Verismo pods?   Coffee/tea travel mugs or ceramic home mugs?   Seasonally decorated, maybe - otherwise we're good on mugs.   Coffee maker (french press) or tea steeper?   I'm set on those, thanks.   How would you feel about a gently-used card game? For example, something I may have purchased several years ago and maybe played with my daughter *twice* before she became a moody teenager, and too cool for card and/or board games?   Alas, I have no one to play with   Name at least one thing that you really wouldn't like to receive in your package. dead animals or real body parts? Books by Debbie Macomber(sp?) or MC Beaton?   I have eyeshadow pigments which have been decanted from--as in the powder tapped out into another container,never used directly. (I don't use very much makeup, though I love it, so I keep shadow pigments clean so I can safely share.) Would a jar of pigment handled thus bother you or are you ok with cosmetic-type stuff that has not been directly touched? No worries     Does anyone especially like or want anything from cost plus/world market? They have all kinds of awesome stuff! Although I miss the days before they became the ethnic Bed, Bath & Beyond.   Does anyone need any small kitchen items or utensils? No.   Dearest Pumpkin- do you have a preference of edible/drinkable vs. non edible items in your package? Would you prefer your package heavier on one side or the other? I like edibles, but not necessarily a whole box of them.   Any guilty pleasures? TV show you're embarassed to admit you like? Musical group/preference that seems out-of-place for you?   Sleepy Hollow, Once Upon a Time first season. Kimberly Trip for music.     Are there any scents from the Lilith update you would like ? Any other you are looking for ?   Lilith updates are too foodie/candy/pastry for me.   Do you like Hello Kitty?   I am amused by the Hello Satan spin off, but not overly fond of Hello Kitty   Would you be interested in gently used BPAL tees going back several years and/or 80s/90s goth-industrial-generally morbid tees all in crew neck/Men's style, size M - L, all black or dark gray?   I would love them! I'm getting into t-shirt refashioning, so size is not an issue.   How do you feel about superheroes?   I am totally meh about them   How do you feel about Star Wars, especially extension universe comics?   Again, 'meh'   How extensively have you sampled the Lab's Weenie wares? Any past releases you are dying to get your hands on? Years you missed?   Last year was my first Weenie Year. Loved White Witch and Samhain. I also have some Pumpkin Patches decants from previous years that have been gifted/frimped. Pumpkin II of 2006 I know I love, and also Marshmallow Pumpkin Fluff Bath Oil (have an imp). Most of that is on my wishlist - but I'd love to get my hands on more of the Lovecraftian Weenies. I have a decant of HiMUL, but I gather there were others and I'd love to try them!




13 of 17 ? Roundup


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

No, thank you

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...)

Not yet, but I'll come back to this if something occurs to me.

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.

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 do wear socks, I prefer longer length and if they have toes like gloves have fingers - so much the better!

Would you be open to previously-loved books?


What about partial-full bottles of BPAL or BPTP?

I prefer partial bottles, actually. I like a lot of variety and I go through scent really slowly (imps last me over a year).

So what are your favorite fandoms?

Tim Burton prior to Planet of the Apes (though I do like Sweeney Todd and Sleepy Hollow), Twin Peaks, Nightmare Before Christmas *always*, anything Mythos-related. Hellraiser. Other fandoms I think I answered in the podcast question.


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!

I'm not that fond of lavender, and I don't know France well enough to know what else to ask for. Feel free to surprise me!

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?

N/A (though I love Tarot art)

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

I'd be curious to have an Astrology reading done

Does my Witchee need any magical supplies?

A spell kit for luck wouldn't be amiss

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

Bar soaps and candles are always good


Favorite gemstones?

Hematite, garnet, amber, tiger's eye and opal

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

I love filigree, steampunk, Victorian, Art Nouvea and Gothic
Any love of pirates or SCA?

I miss the SCA, and I do love pirates

Is there anything you would like from Disney World?

No, thank you

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

Not a Potterhead

How do you feel about chokers?

Love them!


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?

I fear our damp winter climate would ruin such a thing, our slight overhang wouldn't provide much protection.

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?

I do live near a Joe's, I'm looking forward to their pumpkin spice coffee. Of course my absolute favorite is their candy cane Joe-joe's, but we're not quite there yet.

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 cook and like exploring various cuisines. Can;t think of anything I especially want at the moment (other than more food huggers - those are so awesome). Surprise me! (provided it's vege friendly)

I'm at Ocean City MD for bike week......would a witches want anything from here? Bike or beach related??

I'm good, thank you, though it reminds me I miss having a bike

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

A Lisa Snellings October is Coming poppet. Except the zombie poppet, I have that one.
Who would love some USPS eclipse stamps?

For sentimental value, sure


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?

The four leggeds are super fussy. The kitties like Greenies exclusively, and the pup does trachs and bully sticks (the circular ones last longest). None of them really play with toys.

Is there any interest in any of the fragrance oils from the Nocturne Alchemy Weenies update?

Any of the Curses, Vampire Wine & Champagne, Legends of Horror Cinema or NAlloween blends (except Vanilla Bat), Potion n.113, Pumpkins 7 & 14

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)

Harvest Festival or Orchards of Hell Atmos, or the Bloodbath BO from etsy. Beautiful Implacable Tyrant or Halr Loosened and Soiled Mid Orgies HG.


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 do have a steam account, I believe I'm psuke or psuke1 there.
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!

I practically never wear scarves, but I do love a good cowl.

Like beer? What styles most appeal to you?
-Like booze? What kinds?
-Like Wine? What kinds?

I'm grouping these because we pretty much never drink. I do like a good cider, and in Colorado Springs, CO there was a beer called Laughing Lab that I totally adored, but can't find outside that state. New Belvedere was the brewing company, I think. My favorite alcohol ever is called Strega, and we do reds in this house.

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!

I would invent an occasion to wear something like that if you made it for me

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?

We love the black & white horror, and most of the horror up to about the 80's. Japanese ghost movies are also awesome. Fan made merch for the classic b&w would be fantastic!


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

Any of the bar soaps would be lovely!

What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from?

Witches, grim reapers, spiders, webs and bats. I'm over zombies. Like, really over.

Do you eat candy, and if so would Halloween candy be welcome? Specialty candy from local or unusual sources? Chocolate?

I do eat candy. Sometimes I think I eat too much candy, but we'll not go into that. Smarties and bottle caps, or similar would be awesome! Specialty candy and chocolate also welcome.
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 a fidget spinner, but some other kind of desk toy could be fun

Any zentangle lovers, people who would like to try it, or would you want a piece of someone else's zentangle art?

I love zentangle! I've done it a few times, but now I need glasses to do it or it makes my eyes hurt.

Any love of hair toys, clips, ribbons, fascinators, mini hats, etc?

Fascinators and mini hats definitely!

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

Honey or candy could be tasty. We don't really use jam

Are you interested in any prescription services like serial magazines, Birch box, ipsy?

Yarn subscription boxes, or maybe the Goth Black Box would be more my speed. I did Julep for awhile, but canceled as I just couldn't keep up. I do the EC Boom!box and like that one,

Would you like funky Halloweenie costume makeup like Gothic eyelashes, nail effects, black lipstick, etc.?

My 20 (or even 30) year says "Awesome!", but now I wouldn't know where I'd wear it.
How do you like to listen to music? CD, 8 track tape, mix tape, Pandora or Spotify, I-tunes?

I don't like to much music these days, but when I do it's mostly Youtube or Google Play.

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?

Err, not to get overly political, but I'm avoiding Amazon. Kobo or B&N work great though! And physical books are always welcome. Scary, classic and horror are all fine, but please no zombies or supernatural porn (a la Charlaine Harris or Anita Blake) - I've read my fill of those.

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?

Any are good. I don't have a tart burner, but sometimes tarts smell strong enough wihout heating (like the Moonalisa tarts). Weenie candle holders are always fun, and I wouldn't say no to an oil burner.

Witchee: are you interested in crafting materials?

Oh, yes! I knit and crochet, bead and wire wrap. I'm missing all my supplies - they're in storage a few hundred miles away. Well, I have my Addi Click interchangeables, some double points and yarn. But the rest are.


Do you want wax melts?
I have no burner, but I've gotten sample wax melts from Moonalisa and just place them around and it works fine.


I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would be interested in?

YUZU! (Sorry to shout, but it's *impossible* to find here, unless I want to pay crazy shipping costs from specialty orchards)

I'm in The Netherlands. Is there anything from The Netherlands/Europe that you're interested in?

I'm not sure...try me.

Bath & Body Works - love them or hate them? If the former, fave product types?

Not so much a fan

how would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures? if you are on board with that, would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around?

I'd love one! Something for 20+ bottles, for when my collection and I are reunited.

if you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)?

Cowls, mitts, socks. I don't wear many scarves, and I never wear mittens.

Nail wraps - yay or nay? Would including a small manicure set to go with them help?

My job is too hard on my nails for wraps.

If so, any favorite characters?

Nightmare Before Christmas. I *loved* Little Mermaid, but not so much from a merch perspective.
And to be more specific about Disney: How do you feel about Beauty and the beast?

Eh. Little Mermaid was the last Disney that sent me over the moon. I've enjoyed others, but not loved them

And what about Harry Potter related items?
Pokemon? Any favorites?

Is there any thing, category, or brand from which you would absolutely NOT like to receive things (ie., you're overrun with candy corn, you don't do scents outside of BPAL, or if you ever see another Stephen King item, it will be too soon)?

No candy corn or Peeps, please. And if I never see another zombie it will be too soon. The only exceptions would be art from Ursula Vernon or Lisa Snellings.

What kinds of art/art medium do you most enjoy, or would you most like to receive, in the context of this swap?

Figurines (smallish), smallish prints, knitted oddities, jewelry

What rares are you dying to try?

Eve, Ava, Monsterbait Underpants - this one mostly because I'm curious about the hype.

Do you like comic books and/or graphic novels?

I loved Sandman, early Transmet and The Invisibles. I'm willing to try more Warren Ellis stuff. I read Girl Genius, Dresden Codak and Gunnerkrigg Court (all online) when I remember.


Are you ok with homemade food?
Yes, provided it's vegetarian

If you are ok with decorations, do you have a preference for table-top, wall hanging, or window decorations?

I'd love decorations, Give me all the decorations.

How do you feel about stationary and/or papercrafting supplies?

I am kind of a stationary supplies slut, although I'm not such a fan of the pastel flower-type that seems ubiquitous, I like darker themes, or filigree. Gorey-style Victoriana - I think there's a Gorey shop somewhere that used to have stamps that were fabulous. Victorian/iligree washi tape is good, too.

How do you feel about kitschy/silly Halloween jewelry?

It's fabulous! Only at Halloween, but I'll wear the ridiculous plastic spider rings, and plastic pumpkins and the whole nine.

Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath?




13 Nights 2021 Kethcup

Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament?   Certainly!     Are there any collage artists in the mix?   I would LOVE to curate one of spooky autumn goodness if my person were to be interested!   No   Have you seen the Dragon con list?  & would any of them appeal to you?   No   Which Harry Potter house are you?    Potterverse is not one of my fandoms     Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myself soon!    They are both great. Prints or bookmarks, I don't do pins or stickers.  I make beautiful and very lightweight yarn-and-ribbon hairfalls - would you like a set in the colors and length of your choice? If yes, name up to four colors and length in inches! Remember- this can be part of your Halloween costume!    Those sound lovely, but I will probably never wear them   Would you appreciate a skein of handspun yarn? If yes, what weight? What colors? How do you feel about beads? Any allergies to typical fibers?  I would! Anything in earth or jewel tones, any weight. Beads could be fun! No navy, I beg you.   Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons?   I like them, but they sit unused in a drawer until I give them away.   Do you spend time in the outdoors?   In the beforetimes I did, but with the extra work in the hospital and parental caregiving, I don't leave the house except for work and errands.   Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking?   I do all the cooking and baking in the family, and I mostly do it from scratch. Sometimes I even enjoy it. It's mostly vegan (some dairy).     8/13/21   The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything?   G.O.A.T. and Nightwalker in bar soap, sorbetto and sugar scrub   The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye?   I like pins in theory, but in practice I never use them   Zeep's Spooky Collection drops some time next week. Here's the scent list. Would you like any wax melts, candles, whipped soaps, sugar whips (whipped soap/scrub hybrid), body butter sugar scrubs (moisturizing scrub), meringues (lotion), bath bombs, or bath rocks from Zeep?   No   8/14/21   Does anyone here like vintage halloween? 
  Examples:          Yes!     It seems like a lot of shops’ Halloween lines have items related to the same standard fandoms, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Beetlejuice, Addams Family, etc.  Do any of those (or other ones) particularly resonate with you?     Nightmare Before Christmas (most of Burton's early work, really), Addams Family, Beetlejuice   How do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever.   I prefer more natural scents. A lot o the more artificial give me a headache, although I like the *idea* of them   If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)?   I do like tea, although I generally only drink herbal tea when I am ill when I am ill or in need of serious comfort, I prefer my caffeine injection in coffee form.  The exception is chai and TJ's concentrate is probably my favorite. Oregon and Tazo concentrates are swill, IMNSHO. Loose leaf preferred.   Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price?   I'm mostly pretty open,maybe one or two significant (I don't want to say 'expensive') gifts and the others less...substantial? Not sure of the exact wording here, because I want to de-emphasize money spent.     What are your fandoms, if any?   NBC is probably my major fandom, with an emphasis on Jack, or Jack and Sally. Addams family. Earlier this year I discovered Vizziepop and Hazbin Hotel and Helluva Boss and have fallen in love (they're free on youtube and i you haven't seen them yet, drop what you are doing and watch them *right now*. Beetlejuice.   Do you collect things like tarot decks?  If so do you have a wish list or a list of ones you already have?  Would you like a silk tarot bag?   Let's say I wouldn't mind starting a collection, although I currently only have two (the Arthurian Tarot by John and Caitlin Matthews and the Marseille deck). A bag would be bonus.   Do you like rocks/crystals?  What colors / kinds?  Would you like them with holes drilled (either as a pendant - you'd need to stick a bale in, or a bead?)   I do. Tiger's Eye, amber, hematite are favorites. Beads or drilled, I'm open.   My mom has an etsy store - she makes bags.  Do you love anything from it?  We can also do box bags, draw string bags, dice bags, etc. and if you want a different type of material or a different fabric pattern, I'm open to links to specific things.   (yes, we have harry potter things.  We bought most of it before JKR showed herself to be a twat since we buy lots of bolts at the same time - yes, we have a whole room stuffed full of fabric.)   I like the dark magic and NBC fabrics, I'm always on the lookout for project bags. Makeup bags/pencil holder style work, too.   Let's say you want something knitted.  What are you most interested in?  (hat, fingerless mitts, scarf, shawl, cowl, infinity scarf, shawlette, gnome, doily, coffee mug cozy, talisman bag, dice bag, soap sack, washcloth (I have a pattern with the leviathan cross for bpal), amigurumi / toy, bracelet, cuff, necklace, other?)   (Can you link to a photo of what you envision or a pattern on ravelry?  Or put it on pinterest or something if you have that.)   * What colors would you prefer said knitted object in?  * Stripes, gradient, semi solid, variegated? * What type of yarn would you prefer?  ("wool", BFL, merino, merino/silk, merino/silk/cashmere, merino/cashmere, just silk, just cashmere, tencel (non-animal, plant based), other?   I also have non-dyed organic wool (mill spun) from our own sheep - finnsheep and shetland.  The finnsheep is dark brown (sun bleached black sheep from Sarge and our two black ewes we can't tell apart so they're ewe 1 and ewe 2) or a lighter silvery beige (from freckles) and the shetland is white.  (we just call her shetland.  They're mom's sheep, she should have named them, lol.)  Most of my stripy yarn is either merino or merino cashmere.) You can check out some of my finished projects on Ravelry if you like (click on the project for more photos)  (I'll have to make a list of which items are available  because I knit a lot of things and then just put them in a cabinet and gift or sell them.)   Mitts. Shoulder shrugs. I don't really wear scarves or knit caps. Amigurumi and knit jewelry. There's several in my ravelry queue (psuke is my handle) and pinterest (diana rect) for a general aesthetic sense.   I'm open to most colors and fibers. I'm a sucker for variegated and tweeded.     Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies?  (just erase the ones you don't want when you answer to make it easy?) (see list in this post under spoiler because long)   Most of those sound amazing, but the apple crisps are most likely to get eaten. We don't do alcohol or jam.   8/15/21     How do you feel about oracle decks?   They can be amazingly beautiful, but I've not really used any.   Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)?   I want to say yes, I'd like to begin practicing again, but atm they'd probably languish in a corner of a closet.   Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives)   Not to try, but I'd love an industrial size jar of marmite. It's suddenly unavailable where I am except through Amazon Dash and I think that service is garbage.   Oh, and are you into astrology?   Rob Brezsny's Astrology yes.   What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)?   size 7.5 with socks. 7 for sandals or shoes worn without socks.   Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters?   I seem to have lost my Jhonen Vasquez collection. Aside from that...I am totally out of the loop. I' open but would have no idea what to ask for,   Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre?   No   What's your favorite flower(s)?   Rose, tuberose, jasmine, lilies   What's you favorite woodland creature?   I'm not sure I have one. Foxes, hedgehogs, chipmunks, rabbits, wolves, skunks...I like them all.   Do you prefer receiving a big box with all of your goodies, or is it okay if one or two things are shipped directly to you separately (with notice!!) for customs/shipping cost purposes (i.e. if there's something customs might not allow in from the States that can be shipped from within your country)?   Whatever is easiest for my pumpkinator.   Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape?    I have a couple of masks, already, thank you   I have a literal stockpile of skincare products.  Can I interest you in cleanser, sheet masks, moisturizer, sample things etc etc.?  Or a general pampering package? What is your skin type?   I'm very fussy about face care, and I am now limited to eczema care lotions so safest to avoid those.   Anything from here?  ChocolateStorybook on Etsy   Interesting. The fruit flavors and maybe the bubblegum.   I have been enjoying the incense from here hand-dipped incense sticks | Hexennacht and here Hand-dipped incense sticks | Mr. Hex (mr-hex.com)  Any thing interesting from either site?   Dark Patchouli, Egyptian Musk, Fleur Blanches, Red Musk, Santal. Similar scents. Nothing with a lot of bakery or candy smells.
8/16     Would you like some delicious coffee? If so, do you prefer whole bean or ground? If ground, what grind? Also, light or dark roast? Flavor preferences?   I would love some coffee! Ground, please - fine. Not turkish, just fine. I'm a dark roast kind of gal. Flavored is fine, especially a fall seasonal blend.   8/17/21   I may be going to the Renaissance Fair this weekend (if not this weekend then soon and multiple times), any Ren Faire goodies you may like?    I'm a Ren Fair fan - so, almost anything, really.   I always go to my town's local Farmer's Market and they have booths selling things like candles, Gourmet Pickles, Flavored Oils and Vinegars, dog treats (like bones and animal feet), honey, and bath products. Would you like any of these things?   pickles, flavored oils and vinegars, shower frindly bath stuff (no bathtub here, alas). Also, vegatarian friendly   Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies?    Either works for me   If you didn't say much about your reading preferences in your survey but would be interested in receiving books, can you elaborate a bit?   I have a broad reading interest, mostly these days I read fantasy/scifi...I'd be most interested in old skool 60/70/80 female authors. Ursula K LeGuin, Katherine Kurtz, Jane Yolen sort of thing. Cathrynne Valente is an exception - I own Palimpsest and Radiance, and read Orphan Takesbut most of the rest of her ouevre is wide open. I love Pratchett and Gaiman, but have either read of own most of their stuff. I also loved the Rivers of London series, anything else by Ben Aaaronvitch is fair game.   ebook or physical is fine. And used is good.   Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters?    I don't drink.   8/18/21   Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)?   No   Are there patterns/prints (more guidance than general Halloween/Autumn) you like for things or are you open to whatever I may find that speaks to me?    I prefer large prints to small prints. I like chintz better than calico, if that makes sense.   Any significant other or other special person? Like if I wanted to send you specialty cocoa for a date night, would that be OK? I am making up the cocoa part, but you get my drift.   No SO, no date nights   I would love to request folks to to put their wish list in this thread and link in their signature. I would love to decant from my oils if I have any my person is looking for!    My scent cabinet is already pretty full. I wouldn't mind a decant of The Sun Rising as the one I bought broke in shipping.   If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms?   As far as artistic representations go - I love Jack Skellington best of the NBC crew. Anything Addams Family, no favorites. Anything by Jhonen Vasquez (Filler Bunny excepted), dog suit Gir or Gaz from Zim.   8/19/21   Do you have an Amazon link?  Can you post it??    I don't. I have an etsy wishlist, which should give an idea of what I like   https://www.etsy.com/people/drect?ref=hdr_user_menu-profile
if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry?  If so, what’s your user name there??   I am and I am - I'm noraknickers there   8/20/21   I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery.    Maybe a small bottle. I'm the only member of the household who can handle spice.   Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts?   Nothing scent-wise. There was, once upon a time, a trick or treat tshirt set....and the glitter orange Trick t-shirt would be bonus. Otherwise I have too many heavy black tshirts as it is.   8/21/21   So partner, would you be interested in a Frankenbag done in Halloween prints?   Sure!   Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about?   My cat furbabies have too many food quirks for anything edible - except greenies. Toys are ok   how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox)   Ok if it is small, I don't have a lot of display space   I may have preemptively picked out 2 Halloween-themed mugs with cute matching spoons, before I knew who my match was going to be! So I leave it to you: Bat, or Cat?   *tosses coin* Bat   8/22/21   If you mentioned aversions to any common Halloween decor items (skeletons, witches, spiders, etc.), how encompassing is that? Specifically, is a "kid friendly" drawing of that same item on a piece of decor (like, a book cover or wrapping paper) still a preferred pass? 
  I don't really have a hard nope on anything.   Would you be interested in receiving a never-used eyeshadow palette from Nororiously Morbid (gothy colors) and/or a never-used eyeshadow palette from Pretty Vulgar (romantic neutrals)?   I don't wear makeup   8/23/21   I live in Japan. Are you interested in anything specifically Japanese I could get for you here (doesn't necessarily have to be Halloween themed)? For example, are you a fan of the anime Demon Slayer and want merch? Are you interested in trying some fun kit-kat flavors? Do you need a new set of pretty chopsticks?   kitkats! I'm open to most flavors. Vegan/vegetarian furikake?   there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes?     The spider/pumpkin plushie, or the Boo Sheet tshirt in women's relaxed medium   Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like?  https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/fall-lineup-2021   Bubbling Scrub in Persephone's Descent, Pumpkin Queen or Blood Orange Marshmallow   8/24/21   Could you use a journal or sketchbook?    I can always use journals and sketchbooks, provided they are 8.5×11/5×7 or thereabouts.   Do you need BPAL storage?  Imps?  Bottles?    Oh, yes, I can definitely use more storage. For imps *and* bottles.   Do you wear socks?  What kind?  No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee?  Fibers?   Yes, I wear socks. I like calf length or longer...natural fivers are boss, but I'm not over picky.   Do you have a favorite candy(ies) [or prepacked individual snacks] that you wouldn't mind filling up your box as packing material? Or teas/coffee blends you'd enjoy? If you prefer none of this, that's fine too!    If you want to fill my box will Reese's Pieces or mini dark chocolate peanut butter cups, I won't complain. Smarties, either. No candy corn, unless they are art, not edible.   I'm going down the Shore for a few days! Any treats you'd like from a cute beach town- salt water taffy? Fudge? Wrist fans? Tie-dye beach dress...?   Bitchin' Camaro is now stuck in my head... All of those sound fantastic, although I have only a vague idea what a wrist fan is.   How do you feel about fancy marshmallows?   Depends on the kind of fancy. The handmade kind dipped in chocolate and nuts is good. Fruity flavored or whatever, not as much.   8/25/21   We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour?    Yes. The answer is yes. Especially Haribo, but I'll eat them all.   Anything from these Etsy shops? Kodiak Sea Charms, Halloween Hill Studio, Grave Markings   The Halloween Hill prints, or the Bat, Lucifer Sigil earrings from Grave Markings. Not from Kodiak.   What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop?    Any string dolls or plushies.     8/27/21   I grow mugwort and it's harvest season. Would you like dried leaves for bathing or tea? Or a bound bundle for smoke cleansing? (Its said to be excellent for divination or lucid dreaming, but do not use if pregnant.)  its also a digestive bitter and tastes great on chicken.   Definitely!   I grow loads of other herbs and I'm drying them now. Any favorites you might like? Mint, basil, oregano, chives, lemon balm or others?   I grow my own of these, so I'm good.   I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest?   Yes!   Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like.   Hmmmm, maybe some goose? Or any that could be used for quill pens.   I grew a boatload of Green Shiso this year and plan to make a shiso pesto with it. Would you like some? (Nut wise it has pistachios)    Sounds intriguing. I love pesto.   I also plan to experiment with infusing it in vodka. I'm planning a plain shiso infusion and a shiso citrus infusion. If they turn out would you like some?   No   8/28/21   Would you be interested in this hand sanitizer dispenser/keychain that doubles as a light (its eyes light up when you press between its eyes!)?  (see photo here)   That's adorable, but I use spray sanitizer    If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in?   No tabletop games   8/29/21    DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES?    Not my genre   DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING?   I love them   If you are enthused by the idea of receiving coffee, do you want whole bean or ground? AND do you have flavors that you like (or definitely hate and never want again)?   I think I answered the whole bean/ground before, but ground, please. If it's being ground whenwhen purchased, fine grind. But preground flavored is ok, too. I'm not big on maple flavored...or straight cinnamon. But pumpkin spice or other baking/ seasonal flavors are fine.   8/30/21   Would you be interested in some very size-inclusive tights? There are Halloween patterns, but also most colours under the sun, and are very comfy.   Tights? No.   What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level?   Sure! Mild to medium spice level.
  In case anyone else shares a love for adorable tiny plushies, any interest in v soft and cute vegetable/fruit plushies? There are also small animals.   How tiny? If they are very tiny, (wallet size or smaller) then yes.     8/31/21   Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/   I like spice blends of all kinds. I'm willing to be surprised.  . Hayden Evens Art has released some new Halloween and Disney-themed prints and stickers.  Do any spark your interest?   The Halloween prints look fun. Especially the Addams Family, and Nightmare Before Christmas   So would you hate or be into more miscreant Halloween vibe decor - like wholesome figurines repainted, creepy dolls, goats with horns, (fake) animal skeletons, things in jars? Is anything too dark, morbid, or recoil worthy?   That all sounds fun. Possibly nothing too body horror, but otherwise open.   do you use any sorts of semipermanent dyes or do anything fun/wild to your hair? are there any hair products you like?   I don't have time for hair fun. Sad, but true   what about skincare? i am pretty into k beauty and am curious if others are interested in any aspects of this.   No




12 Days 2021

What is the best book you've read recently?    Um...recently I haven't read anything at all. I've been struggling to read, although historically I am a voracious reader. I really loved the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch (sp?). I also really liked Ursula Vernon's (as T Kingfisher) Hollow Places. I am mostly burnt out on fantasy and murder mysteries and dystopic anything. I wouldn't mind a copy of Space Opera by Catherynne Valente. Or classic fantasy, Johanna Russ/Tanith Lee/Katherine Kurtz stuff. Scour the used bookstore kind of stuff.   What are some examples of decorations you would enjoy?    The Scary Soltice of The Lovecraft Historical Society, although I own that already. Tatty Victoriana. Sparkly glass/crystal type stuff. Or old fashioned Country Christmas.   Is there any kind of accessory or product you'd want for your hair?    Unfortunately, accessories fall out of my hair. It's super fine and slick, and takes so much product to keep styled it's just not worth the time for me.    What is your jewelry style?    Victorian/steampunk/gothic. I like big earrings, short or choker necklaces. I love rings and bracelets, but they don't work for work so I don't really wear them anymore.   Are you interested in fandom themed items based on the movies/shows you're into?   Sure...NBC, of course, particularly Jack. Invader Zim. I may have mentioned something else in my questionnaire.    Are you interested in spicy sauces/jams etc?    Not really.   Are you interested in Thai snacks? e.g. Thai brand crisps, wafer roll type things, savoury small crackers   Sure!   I make light-weight yarn-and-silk-ribbon hair falls. Would you be interested in getting some?    They sound lovely, but I would likely never wear them.   What are your favorite animals or mythical creatures?   I don't really have a favorite as such.      I actively support Defenders of Wildlife and am curious if any of these would be of interest?   https://gifts.defenders.org/wildlife-adoptions?price=20-30    I'm down with a donation in my name and a crafted critter. An actual adoption kit isn't really my thing.



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