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Spring cleaning swap 2017

In my signature   Makeup and skin care, any particular likes or dislikes?
No make up (I like make up, but simply own too much of it), facial cream (picky skin) or hand cream. Oh and no hair products, picky scalp as well. Everything else is welcome!   Any arts and crafts supplies you need?
No, not in need of anything. Unless you have something you think I'd like   What kind of staple items could you use?
Nothing I could think of right now.   Comic books? Any in particular?
No, sorry.   Would donate to a thrift store:
Yes, better than throwing things away.   Cats or dogs? Other?
Both. At home we only have cats and birds, but I love all animals.   Musical interests or preferences? Do you play any instruments?
I'm a big fan of Take That and Mark Owen as a solo artist. That's kind of a guilty pleasure Besides that, I like a lot of different styles, like Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Lucy Spraggan, Nightwish (old days with Tarja), Marillion, John Denver, Concrete Blonde, Siouxie and the Banshees.   I'm not playing any instruments. My boyfriend sings and plays guitar, both accoustic and electric.   What's your favorite foreign country or language, that you might like to receive items related to?
I like asian countries, I feel very comfortable there. I also like Scandinavia and Norway in particular. I almost moved there in the past.
Costa Rica was my favourite holiday ever, because of all the animals.
I always love getting items related to any foreign country.   New Question: I'm a bit of a clotheshorse, and have a huge closet full of retro and vintage dresses and skirts, etc (think ModCloth, Sourpuss Clothing, Trollied Dolly, Unique Vintage, pinup and rockabilly-esque stuff). I wear a size medium or large depending on the cut (size 8-12 US sizes, depending on cut). Would you want any clothing from me?   Sounds great, but I'm afraid it wouldn't fit. I'm a size 12-14. If you have a size 12 that runs big, it's worth a try.   Is there anything that although you might like, you simply have too many of?
Make up
Candles or tarts
Showergel and perfume (but still like getting this hahahaha)
Mugs (but if you have something really nice I'd still love getting mugs )   Gently used items?
yes, that's fine to me, as long as there are no hygienic issues.   If I have something I think you would like, but would need to be altered, would you want it?
If it's altering I can easily do myself: yes. But if it needs to be taken to a tailor or something, that will probably never happen.   I had all the ingredients for a cookie jar/ bathsalts/ necklace, but they were separated, is it okay to assemble them, or no?
yes, I think it would be nice to get something like that.   How do you feel about hair accessories, including adornments like large flowers?
No, sorry. Right now my hair's too short for accessories but also when it's longer (I'm trying to let my hair grow), I don't like wearing hair accessories. I think that's because of the glasses I wear. I think adding hair accessories is simply too much.   Are there any kinds of patterns or pattern books you'd enjoy receiving? (e.g., Victorian/steampunk, RenFaire, or other costume sewing patterns; knit hat or scarf patterns; crochet animal/toy patterns; Swedish weaving patterns...)
Crochet animal/toys would be nice!   Cookbooks: Yea? Nay? Only certain types/sizes?
Nope. Whenever I get one or buy one myself, it ends up in a drawer forever.   Having individual items in my box gift-wrapped would be:
I think wrapping is fun! But not required. Whatever my broom decides!   New question!
Could you describe the style of your home/living room? A picture would be nice but you can also just describe the style and colors (or colors you dislike).   My own answer: pictures are on my Pinterest moodboard.
Edited by Nemi25, 14 April 2017 - 10:43 PM.  
Would you use any lip color and if so, what are your preferences for color, texture, etc? How about eyeliner?
No, I use this very rarely and I have enough lip colors for the rare moments I want to wear it.   Bath and Bodyworks liquid hand soap: Yes please!   Bath and Bodyworks Wall Flower bulbs: No, wouldn't use it.   If you are a knitter, what is your favorite weight and fiber content of yarn? (fingering/sport/dk/worsted/aran? merino/mcn/acrylic/merino silk/bamboo/cotton?) favorite colors of yarn? Please don't send any yarn. I have too much of that.   Let's say your favorite foods/drinks was something that is hard to ship. Do you have other favorite foods that could be included in a swap?
- chocolate? I have a bunch of World Market sea salt bars (milk chocolate and blood orange, dark chocolate and dried strawberries), 64% cacao black forest cherry pie, bacon & chocolate, caramel & sea salt, PB&J, milk chocolate with honey salt almonds, ghiradelli squares (assortment), pumpkin pie almonds, etc.)
I love chocolate! But please don't send chocolate combined with fruits (white choc with fruits is ok though!), alcoholics or bacon/meat. All the other options are nice!   - protein/snack bars?
Yes   - tanka bars (buffalo/turkey/cranberry)? No thanks, I'm a vegetarian   What colors of nail polish do you wear, if any?
I don't wear nailpolish anymore since it started to destroy my nails   Are you interested in local honey or homemade jam (peach, cherry, strawberry rhubarb)?
Yes, sounds good!   I have a lot of fabric to make project / cosmetic bags (and some already made), are you interested in one?
Sounds awesone!   - Would you prefer a project bag or a cosmetic bag?
Cosmetic bag.   - What kind of fabric or themes do you like?
Little Pony, dogs, (sugar)skulls, owls, sheep.   - I also have a bunch of flannel with dollar bills for making some money mojo bags and some already sewn up green flannel mojo bags (empty), would you like one?
No thanks.   Do you use k-cups? No thank you.   Most wanted to try BPAL, Arcana, NAVA, etc.?
My BPAL wishlist is in my sig. I don't know much about NAVA or Arcana, but I'd love to try something that meets my favorite notes.   Pipettes? I buy in bulk so I have a ton of them for decanting. No thanks, I have plenty.   I have a few pairs of fingerless mitts knit up (purple or grey), do you wear such things?
Yes!   I also have a small shawlette/neckerchief that I knit (but have never worn) in glittery grey yarn with little bits of purple mixed in. No lace or floofiness so doesn't need to be blocked ever. Yay/nay?
That's a nay, sorry. I hate knitted things around my neck.   K-cups?
No, we don't have such a machine.




12 days of christmas 2016

Can I make you a scarf/cowl/sweater/lap blanket to keep you wintery-warm!?
Most yarny things are too hot for me to wear. A hat or fingerless gloves/mittens will be nice though! But please no itchy yarn.

How do you feel about amigurumi (i.e. little crochet toys), either characters from a fandom, wee animals, or as decorations?
Yes!   Do you like to receive plants or gardening stuff? Do you grow plants? What's your favourite flower, if you have one?
no sorry. Plants will probably die in here. Because I forget to water them, but also because my cats like to eat them.

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).
I'm not interested in handknitted socks, but I love fingerless gloves/mittens or a nice hat.   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?
No jerky (I'm a vegetarian) but yes to all the others.   What kind of snacks do you like?
what not? chocolate, nuts, all sort of savory snacks. As long as it's vegetarian.

What sort of dollar store items do you always get a kick out of?
I love dollar stores! But there isn't something in particular I'd like to buy there.

If there's one place you could go in the world, where and why?
One place only??? Noooo not possible. Places I've never been that I'd like to travel to: New Sealand, Iceland, Australia, India (to see Tigers in the wild!), Sumatra (also because of the tigers there, but also Orangutans!).
Places I've already been to that I love most: Costa Rica (nature and animals!), Thailand, Vietnam, Norway.
If you had a custom perfume/beauty/bath product made for you, what would it be and what would the scent description look like?
That'd not easy! Patchouli blueberry maybe...

If you could commission an art piece, would you choose traditional or digital artwork- and what would it be of?
Traditional artwork. I love Kingfishers so a Kingfisher painting or figurine would be awesome.

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 have a light skin. My hair is brown most of the time, though at the moment it's dark reddish/purple. It's an a-symmertrical bobline that's too short for any accessories. I have blue eyes.

Christmas decor this year:
None, sorry!

Is there any craft or hobby that you are interested in trying?
No.   Question for the group! Would anyone mind bath and body works items? Such as hand sanitizer, lotion, candles, car scents or soap?
Yes! But no hand sanitizers or car scents, won't use that.   Homemade food?
No, sorry   Handsewn bag?
Only as a shopping bag. I'm very picky on handbags.   Cross stitch?
Nope, sorry.   Knitted items?
Ehr it isn't knitting.. But I really like those crochet skull armwarmers.   Steampunk?
Yes!   Paper journals?
Wouldnt use them I'm affraid   Socks?
Yes! EU size 41/42   Cookbooks?
Nope   To read list?
I'm not that much of a reader, sorry.   Candle scents?
Posted my favorite notes in my q'naire   Games?
No.   Raw honey?
No   Jam?
Never eat jam, sorry.   Garlic dill pickles?
Yes! But please no gherkins or (string)beans.   Rose petal liqueur?
Yes yes yes!   Applesauce?
Also a yes   Yarn?
No, own too much of that.   Dried honeycrisp apples?
Yeeeeeesss!   Christmas decor this year?
None   Licorice?
As long as its vegetarian so no gelatin.   Office supplies?
Sure   Bar soaps or bath gel?
Bath or shower gel! Sort of collect them. But nothing against soap bars, like them too.   Candles, wax melts or incense?
Never incense. I like candles or wax melts, but I have too many of them so I'd say no.   Sweeteners?
I prefer not. i prefer real sugar/maple syrup/honey as a sweetener.   Shakespearean swag?
No   Fave christmas story?
Nothing I could think of.   Books in series in order?
Yes, always in order.   Trader Joe's?
We don't have those shops here so surprise me!   Spicy/cheesy/sour snacks?
I like spicy or cheesy. No sour snacks or candy please.   Preference numbered packages or random selection?
Numbered! Would be too hard for me to make a choice myself   ISO BPAL?
This years Halloween: Apple X, Honeyed Apple
Lilith: Spider witch
Also listed some on my Pinterest board.   Top 10 fave BPAL?
Aaaarhg that's difficult! I'll list some of my favorites, in no particular order:
Snake Oil
Winter solstice lunar eclipse
Aizen Myoo
Rosy Maple
Miskatonic university
The worst pillow
Velvet unicorn
Australian copperhead
De vos unicorn
Bitches love unicorns
All the dust of the land
In brightness and in joy
Third charm   Do you have a wood-burning fireplace or fire pit, and if so would you like handmade firestarters or scenting bundles to throw on it? (think bundles of apple wood chips and cinnamon bark, or little wax/herb/paper bundles with a wick)
No, don't have that   What animals do you think are considered cute? Kingfishers, cats, dogs, gecko's, foxes, chameleons, owls, tigers, lions, birds of all sorts, polar bears. But I actually like all animals...   If you have a Goodreads "to read" list, are those mostly books that you do not have and would like copies of, or are those mostly books that you already have piled on your shelves/lurking in your e-reader?
I don't have a Goodreads account.   Perfume wishlist (asked through DM):
Drink me
Eat me
All souls
Shadow in the elevator
Edith cushing
Black moths
Ligeia: Incipient Madness
Metamorfosis: eastern coma
Very pink surprise cake
Lush: Amelie Mae (was on sale last week, but I forgot! And when I came, it was sold out :'(   Do you like to receive plants or gardening stuff? Do you grow plants? What's your favourite flower, if you have one? No thank you   Favourite flowers to sniff: I'm not that much into flowers scents. But I do like the smell of rose and lavender.   Thinking about your package arriving and unwrapping, would you prefer more foody items or more non-foody things?
Whatever my snow angel decides!   Name a handful of things you would LOVE to see in your 12 Days gifts!
I like receiving things that aren't available here. Local snacks or candy. Or other things that I just can't get over here. Other than that: I trust my snow angel will make this swap awesome! So I trust everything you choose to give me will be the best!   If I were go get my shit together to actually bake before December 7, would you have any interest in fruitcake?
Sure! If it survives shipping...   If I were still feeling the alcoholic spirit and decided to make boozy chocolate balls of some sort, do you have a preference for bourbon, rum or Irish whiskey?
Nope please don't. I'm not that much into booze anyway, but I hate chocolate combined with it.



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