I love crocheting, it's my favorite hobby. Can I make you a scarf/cowl/sweater/lap blanket to keep you wintery-warm!?
Yes! I would love any hand-made item. Crocheted or Knitted!
I mostly knit... How do you feel about knit socks? (Plain stockinette, lacework, cables, etc). Are there any other hand knit items you'd especially like? (Mittens, fingerless gloves, hats, etc).
Knit socks in some funky colors would be awesome. Like I said above I like anything; mittens, hats, scarves, shawls, etc.
How do you feel about amigurumi (i.e. little crochet toys), either characters from a fandom, wee animals, or as decorations?
I'm open to animal amigurumi! If a simple ch loop could be added to the top so I could use it as decoration, it'd be fantastic
What kind of snacks do you like? Does dried fruit or crunchy dried vegetables sound appealing? Do you like (raw) honey? Jerky? Jam? What sort of local products do you like to receive as gifts? If you're familiar with products in the Pacific Northwest, is there anything specific you'd like to try?
Dried fruit sounds good, I'm not sure about veggies though. I love raw honey, and jerky (I'm even open to exotic animal jerky), love jams, local products like candies, teas, anything really I'm open to trying things!
If there's one place you could go in the world, where and why?
Estonia. I fell in love with their folk metal and began to learn about the country and would really love to visit.
What sort of dollar store items do you always get a kick out of?
I don't go to the dollar stores very often. I think the only thing I buy there is Halloween cups
Do you like to receive plants or gardening stuff? Do you grow plants? What's your favourite flower, if you have one?
I don't have a place to grow plants sadly. I think I could take care of succulents, but I've not looked into it. I don't know if I have a favorite flower? I just like pretty flowers (all of them)
If you had a custom perfume/beauty/bath product made for you, what would it be and what would the scent description look like? (everything from prose to the specific selection of notes)
I'll have to give this one some extra thought..
I love drawing! Either fanart chibis on the tablet or portrait work in graphite pencil... but it's been a while..so I'd love to use this as an excuse to draw something for you! If you could commission an art piece, would you choose traditional or digital artwork- and what would it be of?
I love all types of drawing work! I'd probably want a piece of my cat. I've been looking at people who do caricatures of pets recently.
When it comes to makeup, what is your coloring? Fair, dark? Sensitive skin? Eye color? Hair color? Style....funky, natural? Any additional makeup info?
I'm almost always the lightest skin or the second lightest. I am a ghost. Throw all the things on my skin, it can handle it! Grey-blue eyes, Wine red hair, goes super red in direct light. I like funky and natural makeup =w = I really like dark red/dark purple lipstick or bright red, I could use a nice natural shade. I love colored chapsticks, I'm all about easy to apply color I also like the liquid liners with the nice felty tip.
Is there any craft or hobby that you are interested in trying?
Cross-stitch. I tried it when I was younger, but never got into it like I did crocheting. I see all these super nerdy awesome cross-stitch things and I really want to make them. (I want to make the 'please don't do coke in the bathroom' sign, because it makes me chuckle.)
Currently we're living with my folks until we can save enough to move out, so we're not exactly decorating for Christmas. I certainly wouldn't mind a Christmassy blanket, comfy pillows, wall decor, maybe even indoor-safe lighting. (We have some fairy lights and I really love them, more would be awesome!)
what kind of collector are you? And do you have a log or a list somewhere away from the forum of the things you love, hate or already own?
I actually have a bpal spreadsheet that is the most up to date with what I own, what I like, and what I hate: Here!
Any Lush showergel (or other product) you'd like to try? I sort of collect their showergels, mostly from The Kitchen. So if there's anything you'd like to try, now's the time to tell!
I haven't tried any Lush products in a long time. I do however really like Paintbox Soapworks, and they just released their Yultide scents! I like soaps, sugar scrubs, lotion, and my husband would appreciate some shaving soap.
Do you like licorice or would you like to try it? Would you prefer salt or sweet?
I'm down with licorice as long as it isn't black licorice, salty and sweet are both flavors I'm down with!
I live in The Netherlands but I will visit England soon and might pay a visit to Germany. Anything special from here that you'd like to try?
(I don't think this one will apply to me this round since I just received from the fabulous Nemi, whoever she has this round, you're going to be SPOILED!) I love treats from other countries! Tea, candies, toffees, butter-syrup waffle cookies <3
is you BPAL wishlist updated? If not: please do!
It's not 100% up to date, but the spreadsheet I have is super current. I update that more frequently.
Do you like office supplies like pens, pencils, highlighters, sticky notes, etc?
I have a lot of those types of items as I am going to college? But if you can think of a super useful college item I'll be happy to have it!
How do you feel about spicy, cheesy, or sour snacks?
Not too spicy, I can do like jalapeno hot? I like cheesy things, and not so good on sour.
Would you like any cook-able mixes like for soup or baked goods, cooking ingredients like spices, sugars, salts, oils, or cooking gadgets?
Yes to all these things.
Would you prefer bar soaps or bath gel?
Depends on where you're buying from PBSW for bar soaps, and I like shower gel from B&BW.
Candles, wax melts, or incense - yea or nay?
I have three bags of wax melts, but....I WILL TAKE ALL THE YULETIDE SCENTS OMG I SHOULD BE STOPPED. I also love candles, and I haven't done incense in a very long time.
Jewelry - any preference about length of necklaces, earrings, etc?
Bracelets or necklaces. I like more eclectic jewelry as opposed to fancy things? Etsy has a lot of these laser-cut plastic necklaces that I really really like. They're costumey kinda jewelry, which I really like. Here are some ideas! (I'm also kinda a whole lot obsessed with Mads Mikkelson as Hannibal, so I'll take any related items or inspired by things) Almost forgot; I also really dig gemstones/gemstone jewelry. It's about as fancy as I get. I like the more stringed beaded pieces, but bars/crystal/anything is cool!
- Dried honeycrisp apples
This sounds amazing. Yes please.
- Applesauce (with red hots for sweetness and cinnamon)
I'd love applesauce, but maybe without redhots.
- Rose petal liqueur
I'm not sure what this is?
- Blackberry, Strawberry Rhubarb, or Peach Jam
Uh, yes. I love Jam. I make cookies with it all the time.
- Baked or homemade goods (rum balls, spritz cookies, peanut butter cookies, chocolate chip cookies, brownies, fudge, cranberry bliss bars, chocolate topped toffee, zucchini bread, pumpkin bread, princess buttercups, chex mixes, trail mixes, etc.) Feel free to request a certain type of favorite thing you like. I have a food handlers license and I will make sure everything is very sterile, I am ultra virgo about cleanliness. I will avoid allergens like the plague if you are allergic to certain things. I can do gluten free baked things and/or we could do sugar free if that is a must.
Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, lemon tarts, blackberry struesel, divinity, maple fudge, chocolate covered ginger snaps, I'm forgetting things, but I'll devour all baked goods
- handsewn project bags or makeup bags? We do different sizes, some with zippers, some with draw strings. I can get all kinds of fandom type fabric like Walking Dead, Doctor Who, Nightmare Before Christmas, Hello Kitty, Harry Potter, My Little Pony, Star Wars, Mario Brothers, etc. I have some glittery bats, skulls, etc. too. If you're interested, what size would you like and would you prefer drawstring or zipper? What colors/theme? (most things that are on jo-anns web site, we can get locally.)
This would be amazing 'cause right now all my craft stuff is all over the place. A "crochet/knitter" bag would be fantastic. I like Hello Kitty but I also like all types of animals. Sharks, octopi, foxes, bears, owls, dragons etc.
- yarn, roving, batts, fiber? I have a LOT of really nice "farty" or "snobby" yarn in semi-solids, self striping, and gradients. Or I can make batts with our drum carder. I have roving and wool too if you spin. Or I have some handspun yarn in different colors/weights as well.
Handspun yarn would be super cool, any weight is fine with me, I make a lot of different things.
- any cross stitch items like a small wall hanging or bookmark? I'm learning cross stitch and might be able to get a project done. I'm hip with inappropriate phrases...
yesss, I want the "don't do coke in the bathroom" cross stitch. it makes me giggle
- if you said you'd want a knitted item, are there any particular favorite patterns you'd like - pinterest? ravelry bundle? How about favorite colors for whatever you'd like?
http://www.ravelry.com/bundles/12-days-items-- as for colors I like pretty much anything. I really dig using color palettes: https://www.pinterest.com/ashinros/color-palettes-yarn/ hopefully that gives inspiration for color choices that I like!
If you said you liked candles/incense/etc., what are your favorite scents for such things?
Food scents, holiday-like scents: tree smell, cookie smell, cold wintery smells, wet smells, floral smells, beachy smells. I think the only smells I don't like is straight patch or the more licorice/bitter scents
Do you have any interest in Shakespearean swag (insult mugs, play themed lip balms, oodles of other possibilities) or general performing arts related goodies?
I don't think so? I'm sorry
What is your favorite Christmas story - be it book, movie, cartoon - and if there are various versions, which is your favorite?
Polar Express I think. I was in the play as a child.
Do you have a preference for numbered packages or random selection?
Whatever my Snow Angel prefers!
Do you have any external wishlists, Goodreads, or anything else that you might not have listed in your survey?
I think I've linked them? Other questions are helping remind me though!
For books that are part of a series, do you have a strong preference for whether you receive them in order, assuming that any overarching plot is reasonably easy to pick up on and the main story is self contained?
I prefer my books in-order.
Do you have a Trader Joe's near you? If not, would you want some of their famous delicious treats? (Cookie butter - original or pumpkin spice!, sweet plantain chips, chocolate covered potato chips, etc)
I do have one nearby, but I wouldn't mind getting maple cookies, stroopen waffles, or any other yummy treat from there haha
What's your shoesize? Would you like to receive socks?
Shoes normally 9/9.5 sometimes 10 but not often. Socks would be nice. Sockdreams has some nice "mismatched" ones I like. I prefer knee-high in length and any type of design just no words please.
I'm going to San Diego next week. Are there any souvenirs from there you'd like? How about any little souvenirs in general that you appreciate receiving?
I live right by San Diego so no thanks! Anywhere outside of California would be nice. My mom likes state magnets!
Are you currently ISO any BPAL new or otherwise? What are your top 10 scents?
I would like to find another good scent for my husband. He likes Thunder Moon, Theodisius, Villain, Wilde, Anteros, Arkham, Golden Priapus. He smells pretty great in anything, I would really like to try a decant of The Magician (CP) on him.
I'd really like more Adante Con Fantasia, I have so many regrets for not buying a bottle.
Top 10 GC Scents: Calico Jack, Mary Read, London, Dwarven Ale, 51, Kumari Kandam, Tombstone, The Obsidian Widow, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat, Undertow
Top 10 LE Scents: Adante Con Fantasia, Ice, Jareth, Lemon-Scented Sticky Bat, Samhain, The Snow at Noon, Stardust, Avunculus, Daiyu, October
Black Friday will be a thing during this swap, anything you might want that will be on awesome sale? Here's where I get to be boring! I could use some washcloths for my face, a good paper towel holder for the kitchen, tea storage would be great, a baking sheet,