Spireside Candles (spireside.com)
Wish You A Creepy Christmas
Is it Christmas Yeti
Jungle Bells Christmas
A Walk Through Wonderland
Wish You A Creepy Christmas
Is it Christmas Yeti
Jungle Bells Christmas
Books I’d Like:
The Big Book Of Christmas Mysteries by Otto Penzler
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern 30
The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
Feed by Mira Grant
The Grip of It by Jac Jemez
The Hunger by Alma Katz’s
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
The Apartment by S.L. Grey
Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction
Monster Nation by David Wellington
Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
So here are my wishlists:
Ravelry: Username is Spookygrrrly and I have a wishlist bundle for pattern Id like and dont have
Amazon: searchable under my email or full name
Haul of Gloi: Yule scents that sound yummy are Nefarious Gingerbread Man, Winter Divinity, and Snow Wolf. Especially that Nefarious Gingerbread Man would be great as a perfume oil. I would also like to try their sugar exfoliant.
Here is where I'm answering all the questions for the 13 Days of Halloween swap. I'll keep updating this thread and newest updates will be at the top.
Would you like to receive anything related to:
Disney? I'm OK with Disneyd
If so, any favorite characters? Alice in Wonderland (especially the Cheshire Cat), Malicifent, Snow White's evil Queen, Zero from Nighmare Before Christmas, and anything from the Haunted Mansion
And to be more specific about Disney: How do you feel about Beauty and the beast? Not a fan
And what about Harry Potter related items? We are big Potter fans in my house. I'm a Ravenclaw (but I secretly think I'm a Huffleclaw).
Pokemon? Any favorites? Not into Pokémon
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)? I only buy BPAL but other similar oil based scents are OK. I do not do alchol based scents at all.
Bath & Body Works - love them or hate them? If the former, fave product types? I like them. I usually get the shower gel, foaming hand soap, or hand sanitizer. I like their fall/Halloween scents, particularly things with pumpkin, apples, spices, and vanilla.
I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would be interested in? Surprise me
Is there anything from The Netherlands/Europe that you're interested in? I'm always happy to receive Europian chocolate
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 can really use something for my imp storage. Especially if it has a way to separate collections or things. I don't need anything for my bottles...already have storage for them.
if you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)? I'm good but thank you.
Nail wraps - yay or nay? Would including a small manicure set to go with them help? I like nail wraps but do not need a manicure set.
Do you want wax melts? No thanks, not a fan.
Are you okay with homemade food? If you are shipping from the US...sure! If you are outside of the USA please check with US customs. They can get weird about some homemade foods. Mostly I think that pertains to fruits, nuts, and some cheeses.
If you are okay with decorations, do you have a preference to table-top, wall hanging or window decorations? Decorations are good. Wall, door, or window decorations are pretty much always good. Table top...I have a cat and limited shelf/table space so while I like table top decorations I can't have a whole logo of them. If it's really awesome I'll find a space though.
How do you feel about stationary and/or papercrafting supplies? Honestly I have way more stationary right now than I'm actually using. And I've been getting rid of my paper crafting supplies so please no more.
How do you feel about kitschy/silly Halloween jewelry? Not my thing. I won't wear it.
Would you like a Halloween wreath? I would like a Halloween wreath. I keep meaning to make one but I never seem to get around to it.
What rares are you dying to try??? Alice in the Pumpkin Patch, Snake Oil in the Pumpkin Patch, and Dorian
Do you like comic books and/or graphic novels? I do. I don't have any I'm currently following but I like horror comics, and things like Sandman, Johnny the Homocidal Maniac, and Lumber Janes.
Basic Info Birthday: Sept. 14th Pets: 2 cats (Chloe and Pogo) and 1 dog (Nellie) Children: 2 - Sebastian (13) and Arwen (12) Religious orientation: witch/pagan Favorite Holiday: Halloween! Occupation/Major in school: jewelry artist Living arrangement (by yourself, with roommates, etc): with my husband, kids, and pets Livejournal/Blog/Website: I don't really have one but you can find me on IG under @april.keroack or on Ravelry as Spookygrrrly Organizations/Causes/Activities (Things you belong to or causes you believe in): ACLU, Seattle Metals Guild
BPAL Favorite BPAL oils: Burial, Snake oil anything but Gingerbread Snake is dreamy, Pere Noel, The Witches, Womb Fury Favorite notes: honey, patchouli, clove, frankincense, jasmine, honeysuckle, vetiver, earthy scents, leaves, smoke, vanilla...I tend to like things that are spicy, smokey, earthy, or foodie. Favorite non-BPAL perfumes: I don't wear any anymore. Least favorite notes: Rose...most florals really but rose just turns to powder on me in seconds, ozone or "snow" notes go soapy, some apple scents are nice but I like them better when they are spicy not really "sharp" apple. Least favorite non-BPAL perfumes: Snow at Midnight should have worked but just turned to soap If Beth made a custom blend for you, what would the notes be, and what would you want the label art to look like?
Lifestyle Style/home decoration style: It's a work in progress....try blending my horror/goth/Victorian styles with a mid-70's house, Lego, my husband's love of baseball and sci-fi, and my studio in what was our dining room...that's our house. I call it "Gothic/Retro Ecclectic" Favorite decorating colors: Red, darker woods, mixed metals, grey, deep purple, emerald green Things you collect: Alice in Wonderland, old school movie monsters, bpal (of course 😉) Favorite music: rock, alternative, goth, metal, industrial, 80's hair bands, new wave Least favorite music: Honestly I listen to anything but Country would be the least. Vegetarian/Vegan?: (Please be as specific as possible to reduce confusion!) Nope Other food restrictions: I've been cutting back on sweets and treats. Some are fine but I'm trying to limit the candy coming into the house with Halloween coming. Favorite flavors: sour apple, caramel, peanut butter, chocolate, cherry, raspberry, butterscotch Favorite foods/drinks: pho, sushi, Diet Pepsi Favorite authors/genres: Genres - horror, mysteries, history. Authors - J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, Richard Mathewson, Neil Gaiman, Agatha Christie, Ray Bradbury, Terry Prachett Least favorite authors/genres: Genres - self help, romance Authors - Dean Koontz Books/authors you'd like to read, but haven't yet: "The Hangman's Daughter", "White is for Witching", "The Beekeeper's Apprentice" How do you feel about receiving gently used books as gifts? I ❤️ books new or used Favorite stores (including clothing stores): I don't really shop much, and even less at non-local stores. Mostly I'm at my local: book stores, yarn stores, and art stores. Favorite online stores (including B&B stores): Black Phoenix Alchemy, Jimmy Beans Wool, Magazines you subscribe to: none Magazines you like, but don't subscribe to: Fangoria and Rue Morgue Favorite movies: old school slasher movies (Friday the 13th etc), Evil Dead, The Craft, Heathers, The VVitch, Get Out Favorite TV show(s): Bob's Burgers, Archer, Brooklyn 99, Midsommer Murders Hobbies/crafts done: I've probably done all of them by now...but these days I just knit/crochet and embroider/cross stitch
Clothing & Jewelry Hair type: Short, fine...but I have a bunch of it and it's curly/wavy, I wear it both blown out and curly Skin Type: combination Allergies (specifically B&B related): None Other things to avoid: None Tub, shower or both? Shower Favorite bath & beauty products: Urban Decay Moondust eyeshadow, UD Heavy Metals glitter eyeliner, face masks Clothing Style/Fave garments: goth/punk/casual Favorite clothing colors/colors to wear: Most of my clothes is black. When it isn't it's usually: red, deep purple, or acid green. Really I save the colors for shoes and hair (which currently is acid green, purple, and teal blue) Type(s) of jewelry worn: Mostly earrings, pendants, and bracelets. Though I make jewelry so I mostly just wear my own (it's a marketing thing) but if you make jewelry I do like to wear items by other jewelry artists. Ring/wrist/collar size: Ring: 8, wrist: 7", collar: don't wear them but I like my necklaces to be 18 inch or longer. Jewelry - gold or silver? Both but silver more. Do you have any allergies to metal? No Favorite gemstones: sapphires, amethyst, piradot, kingsman turquoise, garnet, chalcedony, onyx Sock/Shoe Size: US 8-1/2 to 9. Euro - 38
Random Questions: - On a scale of 1-5, how organized are you? 4
- Where, outside of the U.S. would you love to visit? (if you're international, this can be anywhere) Tokyo, anywhere in the UK, Australia, New Zeland
-Where, inside of the U.S. would you love to visit? Portland, Maine; Chicago (only because I've never been there); another trip to New Orleans; Hawaii
-Favorite City in the US/World? London, England
- Do people tell you that you act older, younger, or your age? Younger
-If I gave you a toy gun with flashing lights, would you hide and start shooting people from around corners OR would you thank me on the IGI thread and then quietly donate it (a niece, Oxfam, Goodwill, wherever)? (there are no wrong answers for this, so don't be afraid to answer honestly) I'd quietly donate it. I do not have a problem with responsible gun ownership but I'm not a fan of toy guns or flashing lights.
- What animal do you feel like the most? Corgicorn - part corgi (short and friendly) part unicorn (colorful and magickal)
- Your favorite feature about yourself: My eyes and hair
- Do you live in a neighborhood or in the middle of nowhere? In a neighborhood
-Have you ever thought, "oh, I'm going to get myself one of those one of these days" but then never do? List 1 under $10 and 1 over $10. Under $10 - a book light for reading in bed Over $10 - ?, I'm blanking out on anything
- How do you feel about boi witches? I'm fine with them
- Do you like garage sales (boot sales)? They are good but thrift shop shopping is better
- I like to slather my food in : balsamic vinegar, sriracha, garlic, or butter ...not at the same time
- State fairs or carnivals? State Fairs
- You throw caution to the wind and runaway to join a traveling circus. What job would you want ( a main performer, a side show, a behind the scenes spot, etc) and why? - I want to be the fortune teller for the really kick-ass caravan, huge crystal ball, and jewelry. OR the tattooed lady so I can get the rest of the tattoos I want done
- What mythical or fantastic race of creatures (dragons, unicorns, griffins, elves, dwarves, faeries, etc.) do you most identify with? Dwarves and unicorns
- Imagine that you're given a shoebox-sized time capsule, and you are asked to put any number of items in the box that symbolize who you are. The items can be may be anything you can imagine, and money is no object, but they must fit within the box. What do you choose? The book "Alice Through the Looking Glass", some cut gemstones and uncut rocks, a seashell, loose leaf tea, caramel apple lollipops, imps of Jack and Burial, candy corn, and a 20 oz bottle of Diet Pepsi.
- Do you need storage boxes/bottles/containers?Decorated or Plain? I could really use a storage box for all my imps! I'm overloaded right now and they are all just shoved in a ziplock container. Decorated would be nice but plain is just fine too.
- The world has given you the day off. You hear that, no chores, responsibilities, or budget you have to follow. What would you do in those 24 hours? Either...hang out reading/watching movies and ordering in Chinese take-out *OR* Going thrift shopping for the day, having a lunch by myself with a good book, and then hanging out in my backyard with my puppers.
- Do you like steampunk & if so what kind of steampunk item would you most like to receive? I'm not huge into steampunk so dunno.
- Do you have an Etsy shop? No.
- Would you like to receive baked goods, if so what kind? No baked goods please
- What is something totally random (yes, that thing that just popped into your head) that hasn't been covered by any previous questions? See when you ask that sort of question my mind just goes blank. Like now.
Notes (Here's where you can add additional information you'd like your Switch Witch to know!):
Hi! Just have fun with your "Witching" and I'm sure to like what you send. This is my first Switch Witch just an FYI. Also, I always remember stuff that I should of added/clarified/what have you *after* I send in my questionnaire...so check my BPAL profile. I'll keep updating under "Hobbies/Interests" anything that my partner may want/need to know. I'll also put my current wishlist info there once I update them. Thanks in advance!
Forum Name: Spookygrrrly
Allergies, dietary, and lifestyle restrictions:
For matching purposes, are there any common allergens in your environment, that might affect matching (pets, smoke, live in a field of ragweed)?
We have cats and a dog. I am very careful to make sure pet hair doesn't end up in packages but anyone with bad allergies probably wouldn't want the risk.
Do you (or anyone who might come in contact or view of the contents of these glorious packages) have any kind of phobia, trigger, or squick-out which is likely to arise in fall or Halloween-themed goodies (please address concerns over spiders, ghosts, severed hands, etc., here)?
Nothing with too many spiders. I am totally fine with spiders but my husband and son are aracnophobic. If they don't look very real that's fine but a fake egg sac would not be.
Is there anything (that you know of) which it is illegal to mail to you, or that might cause Customs to become upset and hang on to your package?
If mailing to the USA from another country you can not mail any fruit, vegetables, plants, or seeds. You also can't ship nail polish or perfumes containing alcohol internationally.
Do you celebrate any fall holidays? Please feel free to place as much info/context as you wish:
I celebrate Halloween and Samhain
Are there certain things for these holidays--or your general love of fall-- that you would particularly appreciate receiving?
I prefer the orange and black vintage halloween type decorations. I also love the classic movie monsters, haunted houses, ravens, and skeletons. Think spooky more than gorey.
If you celebrate Halloween, are you dressing up? I haven't decided what I'm doing this year.
*What as? Not sure
*Would you like costume additions or accessories? No thanks
Would you like decorations? Sure
Favorite Colors: Green and purple / red and black/ black and grey
Least Favorite Colors: Pastels
Favorite Flavors: Pumpkin, chocolate, spices, caramel
Least Favorite Flavors: sour...unless it's sour apple
Do you like coffee and/or tea? Tea!
Favorite snacks and treats: I can't think of much to put down because most of my snacks/treats are fruits. Though I do like cookies, good chocolate, and if you are international love to try treats I can't get in the US
Favorite scents(both specific notes and perfume blends): To give you an idea my favorite BPAL scents are: Burial, Snake Oil, Gingerbread Snake, Ouija, Womb Fury, and Jack. I tend to go for foodie, spicy, leathery sorts of scents. Rarely do florals except for Jasmine. I LOVE honey notes.
Least Favorite Scents: Anything with rose, ozone, or "cold" scents.
Do you wear nail polish? Not really.
Would you like makeup? Not for this swap as I'm pretty picky with my makeup
*If you would like makeup, what sorts would you prefer?
*Any favorite makeup brands, colors?
*Any hated/not-preferred makeup brands, colors, or products (example: thanks to your sample box of choice, you hope never to see another black eyeliner as long as you live)?
Favorite bath and body products? No products for baths because I only have a shower, so things like bath bombs won't work. Hair gloss is good. I like nice soaps too.
Personal clothing style: Goth casual...I wear a lot of staple pieces (jeans, leggings, t-shirts, cardigans) but they are usually black...or have bones on them...and it's all about the accessories: shoes, hair, jewelry
Do you like jewelry? I do but I'm a jeweler so I tend to just wear my own. Though if you make jewelry I love to have pieces by other jewelry makers too.
*If so, what sort? Pendants, bracelets, and earrings
*What sizes and/or lengths do you prefer? 18" or longer necklaces, I have a 7" wrist but if it's a bangle with no clasp than it needs to be large, any earrings but wearing more dangly earring lately.
Would you enjoy receiving wearables (shirts, socks, shoes, arm/legwarmers, hats,etc.)? hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, and socks are OK
*Sizing on wearables: I don't think those really come in sizes. Just general women's sizes.
Home style: In progress. We're in the middle of clearing out and reworking things right now. Though I adore Victorian architecture and styling, collect horror memorabilia, my husband is into sci-fi and baseball, and our home is very mid-70's...you can see what I'm working with here.
Would you appreciate decoratives or art for your home? No thank you
*Are there any restrictions (no naked people, no breakables, that kind of thing)?
What sort of music do you like? Most kinds but I listen to a lot of hard rock, goth, punk, alternative sorts of things.
Are you okay with burned music CDs? I don't have a way to play them.
Do you have VHS/DVD/Blu-Ray...Betamax? DVD & Blu-ray
*does your player of choice have region restrictions? Region 1
Is there anywhere that you would like a giftcard or online credit for? Well I'll always take a BPAL gift card! I also like gift cards to Jimmy Beans Wool or Furls
Hi! What are your hobbies? Knit/crochet and embroidery
Would you like any supplies for your hobbies? Sure. I love cute stitchmarkers.
Are there any crafts or hobbies you would like to try out, but haven't yet? I think I've tried them all by now...lol
Do you have gaming consoles, or play computer games? Xbox One
How about cosplay? I don't cosplay
Or tabletop gaming? I occasionally still play D&D but that's about it.
Would you like to receive books? Always
*what kind of books/format? Horror and mysteries are my two favorite genres, paper or hard back please.
How about magazines? I don't really do magazines any more but would make exceptions for Fangoria and Rue Morgue. Or any other horror or knitting magazine that isn't from the US
PDFs and craft patterns? I have a Ravelry wish list for the knitting patterns I'd like. My Ravelry name is also Spookygrrrly
Are there any other members of your household(significant other, furbabies, small, adorable humanoids, any other awesome person you consider partof your world) who might appreciate a little bit of fall-themed gifting? They get spoiled enough (trust me) this swap is just for me
Are you comfortable receiving good/like new condition used items? I'm fine with that
What are five inexpensive things you always appreciate receiving? Tea or tea accessories; something with owls, mermaids, unicorns, or sharks; anything Alice in wonderland related; chocolate
Please place your wishlists here:
Amazon: http://a.co/fgPb7y8(Orsearch under my email address)
Is there anything else you would like to say to your swapper? Hi! Thanks in advance for whatever you end up sending me I know I'll be happy with what ever you pick out. Just have fun with it. I absolutely love Halloween, spooky horror movies, and all things fall. So when in doubt if it's something you think is really cool then I'll probably love it too.
For our eyes only:
Are you willing to ship internationally? Yes
With whom have you swapped recently? I haven't swapped in over a year
Anyone you would especially enjoy swapping to? N/A
Anyone who you would rather not swap with? N/A
Do you mind being paired with em or emma2403? Nope, I'd love to