Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month? that sounds great!
Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things? potagas cauldrons and surrender dorothy from the halloween collection sound amazing.
Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe? I have been on the hunt for BPAL's Ozymandias. It is my most desperate of ISOs. Also if anyone happens to have any of the Lush Life's a Beach body scrub that was basically scented sand I LOVE it. I've been rationing the last of my container for years now.
Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds? Very much yea! I love sweet and semi sweet wines. I like vodka and rum, and any sort of fruity or floral liquor. For beer I like fruit beers and lighter beers. Also I LOVE sake. Nigori and sparkling sake are my favorites. Also jelly sake is really fun.
Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors? I love knitted stuff! Especially hats and long scarves~
Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? I like it!
Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want? No I'm not
I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com) I love Necklaces: Blessed Lunas and moon elixir Earrings: colliding moons, dos lunas, Rings: Dolphin Diver, enchanted teardrop, waves, spring bloom
Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer? not really, I'm pretty overstocked on nail polish.
Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)? I'm trying to transition to wearing tights more out and about as I've recently started wearing predominantly skirts. For when I'm at home however I'd love some cute ankle socks. I also love toe socks and fuzzy socks.
Let's get specific about this knitting thing! Do any of these items/styles appeal? I've numbered these so you can just reference numbers if you like! 2, 3, 4, 9 (I especially love this one as I have short hair with cut outs around the ears so my ears freeze in winter!), and 10!
If your witch was able to obtain digital media that you could not access (TV, movies, books, etc.), is there anything you have been in search of for quite a while? If yes, what devices do you use to play such (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.; can you use a flash drive)? I am an avid fan of Air Disaster/Mayday but America is always seasons behind the rest of the world and finding reliable streams and downloads can be difficult. I use a macbook pro to watch and I can use a flash drive.
Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels? A resounding YES! I'm currently drowning in pipettes but standard labels and sample vials get used up so quickly that I'm always in need.
Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need? I've been interested in starting to practice again. I haven't been a practicing witch since high school but I've been feeling increasingly called back but I'm starting over from scratch. So I pretty much need everything and lots of books. I like books.
Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything! Oh boy my favorite question! First off kit kats. I LOVE trying different types of kit kats. Also anything melon or black sesame flavored. I've been on the hunt for black sesame seed pocky for years, I know they were seasonal but I'm hoping they'll be rereleased. I also love plate/dishware (I have a subscription with kizuna box for just this reason), bento boxes and supplies, recipe books (google translate works great on recipes) and FGO/Fate/Type Moon stuff. I listed specific characters in my questionnaire. I also have not been able to get the latest FGO Character Materials book yet. Also you could just like raid a Daiso and I'm sure I'd love everything. Unfortunately I'm on the east coast of the US so we don't have any. I know they have a lot of cute plastic storage bins, a friend sent me one in one of her packages once and I'd really like more.
Can you link to your non forum wishlists/goodreads if you haven't already done so? https://docs.google.com/document/d/10lqJA0IvJ7MnI4apqBSBu-weziwH29tx_BYJ-7su6n0/edit?usp=sharing
If you're a yarn user, what kinds of yarn do you like best? I'm not a yarn user.
Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries? Sure I guess, unsolved mysteries are definitely fun and I like ghost stuff.
Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in? Snowflakes knot wrap, winter floral knot wrap, shoot for the stars bath bomb, holey night bath bomb, cherry christmas bath bomb
Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)? I ended up with only 2 decants of Support Your Local Queens after my circle but I really like it and would love to get more.
How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges? I love them! I have fabric covered bulletin boards I keep them on
Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus? Hocus Pocus, I haven't actually seen Practical Magic
Does anything from either of these shops interest you? The Stitchety Witch (https://www.etsy.com...estitchetywitch) cross stitch creations and patterns Black Abbey Studios ( http://www.blackabbeystudios.com)art w/ a gothic tendency I love the art prints! My favorites are faithful friend, midnight magic, and triggered.
Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get? I'd love to get something handmade whether it's knitwear, an art piece, or food. What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)? I'm always looking at jewelry but I always end up not buying it for myself.
Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in?(This could be a very specific sub like sihaya or lootcrate or an idea/concept you're interested in without a specific company in mind, like "book related candles"). I currently have a subscription with kizuna box for their lifestyle box but I'd love to try their snack box as well. I'd also love to try a tea or coffee box (I have a keurig but have fill your own cups for ground coffee). I also like lifestyle boxes.
Coffee or Tea? Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye? Witch's Brew, the Lil Ripper Bottle, and the butterfly pea flowers from the halloween section look great! From the rest of the store Peachy Lychee looks to die for good.
What house were you sorted into? I'm a Slythinpuff! Even mixture Slytherin and Hufflepuff.
Anything from this curiosity shop the type of thing that interests you? Those cat skulls are awesome! I currently have a bobcat skull I got from a taxidermist years ago that sits on my bookshelf named Hissy lol. I also love those butterfly shadow boxes.
For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches...….if you have a BoS would you like a page for it from your witch? I don't currently have a BoS
There are some really awesome spice shops in NYC. Would you like/need any herbs or spices? Big yes! Especially more unusual spices or herbs since we have a cabinet full of spices right now (but more is always great, my mom and I are addicted top Penzeys Spices!)
if you were my Witchee, would you like a crocheted doll related to one of your interests? I would love that!
Dear Witchee, assuming you are at least a little witchy, and you're into crystals/rocks - that's kinda my forte. Would you want me to put a collection of rocks/gems together for you? And if so, is there anything you'd want me to focus on? (health, peace, protection, creativity, love, etc...) Yes most definitely! Anything to help with stress and anxiety would be much appreciated.
Would you like anything from Future Primitive?
Type of products I'd like are body cream, conditioning hair rinse, whipped soap, and soap bars. Scents I like are Dust Witch, Opium Den, Pumpkin 'ead, Rook and Raven, Sparklebox, White Witch, and Bell Book & Candle. Also I'd love to try their shampoo bar as it's the first I've seen without SLS and SLES which my scalp is sensitive to.
Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of?
I don't have any specific favorites but I love asian horror and dvds would be appreciated as long as they have subtitles/not just dubbed.
Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)?
Yes! I love hats, scarves, fingerless mittens would be great as I don't have any.
Do any of these knitted items appeal to you?
I love 1, 3, and 5!
How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)?
I love thrift store finds!!
I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested?
I'd love them!
Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands?
Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated?
OH BOY YES! My wishlist is half Torrid clothes as they're one of the few places I can get alternative stuff in my size. My size is 2/3X depending on how fitted I want something to be.
What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?)
· animal rescue - YES
· pie - sure
· dogs - YES
· bears - eh
· turtles - as a donation sure
· inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…) - All the YES
I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations?
I can't think of anything specific at the moment.
Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie.
EVERYTHING. Bento stuff, sweets, I love senbei, cute stationery stuff, all the DAISO crafting stuff like clay and resin supplies (curses they didn't include that stuff in the new NJ DAISO!!). Local indie art/jewelry. Anything and everything relating to Tamamo no Mae from the Fate Series/Type Moon.
Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love?
We don't really have any of those stores near me so I'm not familiar with what they carry. If it aligns with my skincare/makeup likes though I'm sure I'd love it.
Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love?
Again I'm not really familiar with those stores.
Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive?
Not that I can think of, we already have mesh produce bags and those silicone stretch lids to replace the cling film.
Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths?
I'm hosting a circle so I'm already getting to try everything/keep anything leftover I like
Would you like anything from Lush?
I'm starting to run out of conditioner so I'd love a bottle of Veganese. Also the Volcano foot mask.
Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees?
I collect really like fox themed stuff.
Kickstarter (and similar): Any thoughts, witches?
With how it's come out that the CEO is anti-union I probably won't be supporting future projects on the platform
Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share?
My etsy is linked in the SW spreadsheet and my general wishlist (just a google doc with links) is linked in my signature!
And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size?
my wrist circumference is 19.5cm and for necklace chains nothing shorter than 20"
Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy?
Ooooh that pumpkin spice chai looks nice. Also the peppermint cream milk oolong, and lady lavender. In loose leaf.
Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about washcloths, anyone need any? What colors??
Yes! I like jewel tones and pinks
is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy?
I have to admit I'm not familiar with this store, I don't think we have them in my area
There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com)
Corvus is gorgeous!
How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks? Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)? New or used?
I love them but I'm pretty picky about art styles. I'm not into more abstract styles of art which I see on a lot of decks.
Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye?
no thank you
Hmmmm, can't think of anything
How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit?
I only recently within the past year and a half started developing a spice tolerance lol. I can eat medium hot japanese curry! I'd say my upper limit is around 4,000.
How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom?
I love them!
Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy? Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y? And any interest in the "unusual" stuff?
All of the YES!! I'm a member of the AWA (American Wine Association) and I also love ciders, whisky, tequila, and various liquors. Midori is a huge favorite. Also I love Sake!
For wine I prefer whites and roses as I can actually finish a bottle on my own. I tend to lean to the dryer end but every so often I love something a bit more sweet. I do like sweeter reds but while I enjoy a dryer red with dinner I can never finish a bottle before it goes bad so I feel bad buying my own and generally just drink some of my parents if they have a bottle open.
With Sake I really like nigori sake. Also I adore various sparkling sakes. I've tried many varieties of sakes however and have so far liked them all. Oh and for the more obscure, Jelly Sake! It has little jelly pieces in it and is super fun to drink. Also I like Lambics! I only buy them occasionally since they're on the pricier side but they're a big favorite. My favorite of them is the Framboise.
A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable? (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)
Any fiber issues?
Yes crochet is great! No fiber issues here either.
About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else!
Well I'm running a circle so I'll get to try and keep leftovers of a good chunk. I would definitely not mind full bottles of The Listeners, Flor de Muerto Hair Gloss, Come, Sister, Flesh of My Flesh, The Blood is the Life, A Wicked, Burning Desire Hair Gloss, Pumpkin Spice Dragon’s Milk Hair Gloss, Carotene, or Xanthophyll.
Nail Polish: Do you need or want some? If so, what colors and brands are you interested in?
I'm fine on nail polish, I actually need to slim my collection down.
What about postcards?
YES! I have a massive collection of postcards. I actually use one occasionally haha.
Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)?
Halloween 2020, Halloween Bastet and Anubis 2016, and Black Crow!
I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip. Are any of these relevant to you or your household?
I LOVE shortbread. Sweet and savory.
Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits?
Yes and yes! Currently I live with my parents and my mom has an extensive spice cabinet however sometime in the next six months or so I'm hoping to move in with a friend and said friend has the most sad and under stocked kitchen I've ever seen. I will need all the spices.
Would you wear any of these? (because I'm that nuts that I would try to make one in a month)
Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)?
I am living for those hooded cowls and scarves.
How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt.
I love salt!
Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever?
Hmmmm, I need a new shoe rack. My extended collection of my own shoes + cosplay shoes has exceeded the amount of space on current one.
What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites?
I'm not vegan
How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute? Elegantly modern? Totally Traditional?
I switch between super cutesy/kawaii and more elegant modern.
So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes. Is this relevant to any witchees?
I'm not fond of relish or really much of anything pickled as I'm super not fond of vinegar. I did discover that I can eat pickled daikon the other day though! Very first pickled food I ever liked lol.
How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain? Do you dress up? Would you like something for your costume? And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks?
Unfortunately not much is done. We don't get trick or treaters where I a live. I'd love to dress up again and decorate but where I am right now it doesn't really work out. Also yes please socks, every fall I have to buy all new socks because everything has gone missing or worn out from the previous year.
Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas?
I'd love some good herbal blends for relaxing!
I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing?
Sure! I love spicing up my hair. It's very short naturally but I have a nice shoulder length human hair wig (in pastel blue and purple) I can add stuff to.
And a quick question here--I'm going to this amazing looking event on Saturday--does my witchee see anything they might be interested in?
https://www.facebook.com/events/903999316607440/ (the Oddities Market)
Omg yes I love these types of events. I see The Little Grass Hut is going to be there, I'd love one of their mugs, I actually just bought a pair of earrings from them at a similar type of event up in my area a couple weeks ago.
Yes I like them!
Mens and unisex is 2X generally unless they run small. Woman's Fitted is 3X but I prefer unisex over fitted tees.
OCTOBER LUNACY! I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye?
Hunter Moon and Moonflower and Orris both look great!
https://archaichoney.com/bloodmoonbotanica (Britton used to run Haus of Gloi.) Witchee, are you interested in any kinds of things from the Blood Moon Botanica update?
Not seeing anything I'd really like
also I took some beading classes and have been making bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Would you be interested in any? If so, how big is your wrist or how long would you like your bracelet? Any preferred styles of beads?
Sure! My wrist is 19.5cm.
If I was to donate to an animal rescue on your behalf as the "lucyboo" component of this swap, is there one in particular that you would choose?
Panda Paws Rescue! I've been following them on social media ever since their show started last year and I really respect the work they're doing.
What is your very favorite Halloween candy? If you don't have one/don't do candy, what's a seasonal treat you love?
I want to say Now & Laters but I can't eat them anymore with all the dental crowns I have ;A; So I'd have to say Reese's Cups. I especially like the seasonal shaped ones! Oh and smarties!
I just got an email from Lush that their Christmas stuff is now up online! anything you might like?
I'd love the Let it Snow Shimmer Bar, Happy Shower Gel, Galaxy lip scrub, Golden Pear bar soap, Snow Apple Bar Soap, Drummers Drumming shower jelly, and the Snow Fairy Knot Wrap.
If you were my witchee, would you enjoy home made (canned) preserves? I'm going home to Can All The Things & I'm thinking some bananas foster butter/sauce might be a nifty thing for you.
Um all of the yes! I would have to guard it fiercely though as my dad is a bananas foster FIEND.
I am in Las Vegas is there anything you would want from here?
I'm not sure, I've never been.
Would you like a face mask from one of my favorite artists? https://akumuink.com/collections/facemasks
omg I love the mermaid and pirate ones.
one of our fellow BPAL friends makes custom masks, Hakutaku Custom Masks on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HakutakuMasks/ ). Would anyone be interested in one of her masks?
Omg I love them, especially the kimono print ones. I have two kimono print masks right now and they're like my favorite (I have a lot of masks)
are you familiar with https://www.a-natural-alternative.com/ ? Take a peak & let me know if you might like to try something.
I was not familiar with them but omg sooooooap. I'd love any of the soaps that fit my scent preferences and to lotion bars look really cool!
Is there anything you want from Japan? Current kit kat flavors are... Salty Lemon, Salty Lychee, Sweet Potato, Chestnut and possibly still some Cookies and Cream Ice Cream or Strawberry Ice Cream from summer. Other than that, anime goods, cute stationery, other Japanese snacks, lay it on me!
The salty lemon kit kats are my favorite! I got a bag last year from a friend and I'm obsessed. Also I'll say it again. Daiso. Send me an entire Daiso store's worth of stuff. I love it all. Also love anything Tamamo from Fate.
What are your favorite self-care items or activities? I'm especially curious about things that you hesitate to do/get because they feel like frivolous luxuries.
I love taking baths but unfortunately when I moved I downgraded from my parents jacuzzi to a normal shower/tub combo and I'm fat so not much room for water OTL Still take them but gotta be careful I don't overflow the tub.
Does anything from Paintbox Soapworks catch your eye (http://paintboxsoapworks.com/)?
Hahahahaha oh man yes. I've been having to hold myself back from ordering everything lol. I'd love the Hex on a Beach lotion and scrub to go with my soap bar. Also the G.O.A.T. lotion, scrub, and candle. Oh and the Putney Road scrub!
Does anything from the Trading Post's etsy page catch your eye (https://www.etsy.com/shop/bptradingpost)?
Deff interested in Snow Angel Atmo and The Froth of the Serpents of Pleasure BO
Would you like anything from here? https://www.etsy.com/shop/TaterRoundsBeauty
Um that metallic gold Osiris lip gloss is EVERYTHING. I love a good bold statement lip color. Also Ice Apparition. Ooooh and the Spider web whipped soap and the vampire tonic toner.
what are your feelings on home made/ home canned jams & pickles or syrups? I even make things with berries I grow in my garden. I make both brandied & bourbon cherries. Syrups good for cocktails, in lemonade or tea, flavors include Lavender, Lavender + Lemon, & Lavender + Vanilla.
Omg that sounds amazing! Pickles aren't my jam but everything else sounds wonderful.
Is there something that you're especially hoping to receive for this round? For example, a brand you've heard of that you're especially wanting to try, or a certain "thing" that you really want but just can't bring yourself to buy for yourself??
As of right now I can't think of anything.
Would you rather receive supplies/tools for your own craft/hobby or receive something you can't make yourself?
I'd love resin making supplies as they can add up quickly and I'm always running out lol, also I've been interested in soap making but don't have anything for it yet
Is there anything you'd like from Penzeys (https://www.penzeys.com/)?
more like what DON'T I want lol. I definitely would love some vanilla. Also peppercorns, my pepper mill is almost out, shallots, orange peel, lemon peel, and any of the dressing bases.
would anybody like a small cross stitch thing, like a patch or pin? or cross stitching notions like handmade needle minders?
I would love something cross stitched!
Art and artists - anyone dig any of this? https://www.studiodesade.com/ (They also do masks, see here.)
I'm not particularly interested in this
If you knit/crochet/weave, would you like custom dyed yarn? And if so do you have preference on weight, fiber, colors?
I do not do any fiber work
what is one fun/frivolous thing for $20 or less that you’d enjoy?
fun colored pens for journaling! Oooo or stamps
If I sent you to a dollar store with $20, what would you walk out with?
Cards, stickers, and some snacks
Does anyone like the prints or items from www.ElissaMarieCreative.com ? I have a few of her prints and the notebooks and they are quality!
I'm not particularly interested in anything
What about www.drawingsbynicole.com? Anything specific?
Does anything from www.vapidlacquer.com stick out to you?
I always love more bar soap and scrubs! the lotion bar looks nice too. As long as the scent matches my preferences I'd love it.
I do pour painting/acrylic fluid art (with varying degrees of success, haha). Would you like a custom piece in colors of your choice (takes 3-4 weeks with curing, longer if you want it sealed, so it would arrive post-round if custom) or a piece already finished in my collection? I have mostly 12 x 12 and 10 x 10s right now. Pics available upon request!
That sounds awesome! I love fluid art.
Is there anything you'd like from the UK?
Jelly Babies. Omg please send me all the jelly babies. Then I can taunt my dad on social media since I don't live with him anymore so he can't steal them from me.
Do you have a particular fandom you'd like stuff from?
I collect all the Tamamo from Fate merch.
How do you feel about tea? Preferences? Would you want anything from David's Tea (https://www.davidstea.com/us_en/home/), Steepologie (https://www.steepologie.com/), Bird & Blend (https://birdandblendtea.com/us_en/), or do you have a favorite tea maker to suggest? What about tea tools or cups?
I love tea but I'm kind of starting over since my mom kept all the tea stuff haha. So I need a loose leaf infuser. I'd also love a personal sized teapot with a strainer for when I want more than one cup at a time. I mostly drink black or herbal tea, I'm not big on white, rooibos, or green tea. One of my favorite places for tea is https://www.teabox.com/ They are based in india but they ship via DHL and I've ordered for my mom (she can't figure out the website for some reason) since the pandemic started and they're still pretty fast. Oh and I only have one tea cup/saucer.
How do you feel about fragrant things for the home like incense, candles, atmosphere spray?
As long as they're pet friendly! I only burn cone incense and I love candles but prefer ones in jars/containers. I LOVE Sihaya Co candles.
Do you share your home with any loved ones (human, feline, canine, etc.) who might enjoy a tiny treat too?
Yes! My roommate has the fluffiest, cutest, most best little ball of chocolate fluff Pom named Lando. He can't have treats because he has a sensitive stomach but he loves his plush toys. I'm also in the process of looking to adopt a dog so I will need to get him/her all the stuff but I'm still looking for the right one. They will be around pom size though so they can use the doggy door.
After enjoying looking at the links several others have put in the questions, I decided to add some of my own favorite independent artists who I enjoy supporting - so, what do you think of the goodies from these people? And specific items you love? Enjoy!
8 ) https://www.hedgespokenpress.com
Oooooh 1, 2, 3, and 6 are all right up my alley!
One of the things I do is make nifty things from sweaters that I cut up & upcycle into things like super warm mittens, arm warmers, striped arm warmers, cowls, teapot cozies, & French press cozies. I don't have a slipper I love yet, but I'm working on it. So, which of these things might you like? Give me some thoughts on colors you like & if for a teapot or press, I need to know a size.
Oh I'd love arm warmers! Any dark colors are great.
I enjoy historical reproductions and am a fan of LBCC Historical Apothecary. Is there something in her store you might be interested in?
Oh I'd never heard of them but everything looks very interesting!
Do you have a favorite art style/movement/artist?
Hmmmm, I mostly enjoy anime/manga style art. Most of the artists I follow are fanartists.
Who is your fashion icon(s)?
Another tough one! I don't really follow many specific people but I always love seeing what's up on the Tokyo Fashion twitter.
What is your favorite mythological creature?
Kitsune!!!! Also mermaids.
is there anything you want from Lush?
I haven't really shopped from LUSH much recently but I am starting to run low on my Veganese conditioner
Do you need any astrological work done, since thats one of my professions? Any particular areas you could utilize a consultation?
I would LOVE a detailed read of my chart. I know the basics but that's about it.
How do you feel about the homemade fudge I sell in my etsy shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/HollysRainbow -particular preferences, flavors (consider I take special flavor requests all the time!)?
Um I LOVE it. I've had it before and it's to die for good. My dad still raves about the matcha fudge. Also wow, pumpkin pie fudge? PLEASE
How do you feel about keto or sugar-free, low carb baked goods or treats??
While I don't follow any special diets I will eat anything yummy haha. I made some vegan baked goods a few years back for switch with and they were delicious.
Anything you'd like from Future Primitive: https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk
omg yes, I've wanted stuff from them forever.
The Orangery Handmade Soap
Sparklebox Handmade Soap
Elijah's Comfort Handmade Soap
Sparklebox Bubbling Bathing Grains
Pumpkin Chai Whipped Soap
Do you have an Etsy wishlist?
Yes! It's linked in my signature under wishlist
I wanted to share this link to a soapmaker I love and ask if y'all see anything you would like from them! https://www.herbneden.com/
You're all killing me with all these new soap shops! Ok here goes a list lol (I'd like these as bar soaps and if scent available body wash, scrub, or butter)
Lemongrass & Patchouli
4/20 Citrus Hemp
Grapefruit & Himalayan Pink Salt
Rosemary & Lavender
South African Lavender
Rosewater Kefir & Lavender
Cedarwood & Sea Clay
Botanical Bath Soak
Nui Cobalt Designs perfumes...(just got her latest email): How about the scents being discontinued? The Critters? https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/collections/critters-2020?page=1
or other ones?
I don't really use perfumes other than BPAL.
Do you decorate seasonally/for holidays? Is there anything in particular you would like to that end?
Honestly I've just moved so not sure what we're doing decoration wise. Probably nothing this year.
Would you like anything from House of Gloi, especially from their Autumn Update? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/fall-1)
Oooooh I'd love the Fall Bubbling Scrub in Olde Cider Haus or Persephone's Descent
The Fall Butterbomb in Leaf Pile
The Enchanted Forest Handmade Soap
I know the tea question has been asked, but what, specifically, about Adagio teas?
earl grey bravo
earl grey lavender
darjeeling spring tip
bella luna blue
Blood Orange Iced Tea
earl grey iced tea
What about anything tempting from Dandelion Chocolate? (https://store.dandelionchocolate.com/pages/home)
Oh no you're tempting me with fancy chocolate!? Literally every single item sounds absolutely divine and I would love it all.
Would you, my dear Witchee, like anything from April Gloom? https://www.etsy.com/shop/AprilGloom (this is our @spookygrrrly - switch witch code coming soon to a spreadsheet near you.)
nothing really catches my eye
How about from https://twinklentwilight.etsy.com ? (This shop belongs to @twilighteyes - we can maybe crochet some of the unicorns that are sold out...)
I don't knoit or crochet but I could see the bags working really well for carrying my journaling stuff. I love the Big Black Kitteh project bag for knitting or crochet
Would you enjoy anything from my friend Brian's Etsy shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/BrianSerwayArt?
Omg that art is GORGEOUS. I love Dusk Mother, Black Omen, and The Fox & The Crow
Are you a sock person? If so what are your favourite kinds to wear? Do you have a sockdreams wishlist?
Yes! My socks are always disappearing and wearing out so every fall I have to buy all new socks lol. I only wear ankle and crew socks. Though I am VERY interested in the thigh highs from this company: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThundaThighsShop?fbclid=IwAR3q-WK31oGZJHMX68mREt6QCd4ztItXYmeCrlz07lZ8LsMQZ9qFcTRoa5o a friend with similar sized legs to me bought a pair and loves them.
If you're not near one, is there anything from Trader Joe's you'd like?
I've honestly never been to a Trader Joe's so I have no idea what exclusive items they have.
How do you feel about local items from my city, like spicy (think chili) things or local coffee? The coffee is not spicy lol.
I'd love local coffees! Ground or kcup. For spicy things I describe my heat tolerance as being able to handle medium level JAPANESE spice. Which is milder than Indian medium spice. However my roommate has white girl spice tolerance (we're working on it) so anything spicy would have to be something I could eat by myself like a snack or dessert, or be something I could add to just my food after cooking lol
do you have good feelings about Funko Pop?
I hate them. Ugly little abominations that are an insult to figures everywhere lol
Candles! Anything from these places catch your fancy?
https://cantripcandles.com/collections (restocks Friday 9/18 at 9:00 PST): A Walk in the Woods 6oz, Brinewater Tides 6oz
https://briarwickcandles.com/collections: Sorcery- Autumn Limited Edition, Cider and Stories- Autumn Limited Edition, Harvest- Autumn Limited Edition
Is there something from your fandom that popped up in another country you'd be particularly interested in? What, and what store?
Literally everything LOL. Considering my fandom is Fate/Nasuverse and is hence Japanese lol. But seriously any and all merch of Tamamo. There's also an art print of her on my etsy wishlist that I really want. Another thing I am desperately iso for is the Tamamo Gift plush. I know of a guy who has like three and I'm SO jealous.
Would you be interested in some boozy chocolates (or anything else) from https://www.chocolatemoonshine.com/ ?
My question! And the answer is yes. I want all of it lol
Witchee, assuming you like home made/home canned condiment goodies, what is your spice level preference?
I answered this before on another question but my spice tolerance is right around a japanese medium hot. So a bit more than Indian Mild? My roommate however has no spice tolerance and I cook all our meals so I have to keep that in mind. I'm working on increasing her tolerance though since two years ago I had no spice tolerance either.
Would you be interested in anything from Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.?
Oh no not another soap shop to lust after!
BLACK NO. 1 BAR SOAP
BLOOD MAGICK BAR SOAP
CANNON BEACH DAISY BAR SOAP
COASTAL MIST BAR SOAP
EUCALYPTUS SPEARMINT BAR SOAP
GAIA BAR SOAP
GOOD VIBRATIONS BAR SOAP
LAVENDER FIELDS BAR SOAP
LEMON VERBENA BAR SOAP
OCTOBER ROAD BAR SOAP
PATCHOULI BERGAMOT BAR SOAP
SATSUMA GUAVA BAR SOAP
SEA SALT & CITRON BAR SOAP
AUTUMN APPLE FEST SOY CANDLE
BEACH GLASS SOY CANDLE
MANISTEE SANDS SOY CANDLE
SEA SALT & CITRON SOY CANDLE
ROSEWOOD + FRANKINCENSE BATH SALTS
PATCHOULI BERGAMOT BATH SALTS
GREEN TEA LEMONGRASS BATH SALTS
Lilith are up! Is there anything from the release that you want? Decant or full bottles?
I am VERY interested in Booboo Eyes, Cannibal Lady Macbeth, Solved Mysteries, and Walking My Daughter to Class. I don't do decants personally (I get to sniff everything anyway since I decant) but any amount in bottle would be great.
How would you feel about recipes?
I love recipes! I've just started cooking on my own and while I'm mostly just doing Hello Fresh and easy pasta/frozen stuff in between right now I can't wait until I can grocery shop on my own and put together my own menu so I'd love recipes whether books or handwritten.
Would anyone be interested in anything from Bucees?! It’s a magical giant beaver gas station/shop! It has spices, fudge, Knick knacks, all things Texas, candy, beef jerky, roasted nuts, and of course beavers! Most things like the fudge and nuts are made in house.
Um fudge and nuts sound great.
How do you guys store your decants so they are not a confused mess? If you've got a system, please share it.
I don't personally keep decants. Any I receive get tossed in my cup of frimping (it's a large plastic cup from the kalahari from my days of mass alcohol consumption at cons lol). GC Imps however are stored alphabetically in ammo boxes and I have a corresponding spreadsheet.
I'm a knitter. I have some knitted washcloths done, and can knit up more. Would you like some? Also, if answered soon enough, I can maybe get a scarf done. Would you like one? What colors would you like? Thin or thick? With or without fringe? Are you allergic to any fibers - wool, cashmere, angora, alpaca?
No washcloths please, I have a ton of knitted ones already that I alternate through. A scarf would be very appreciated though. Thick without fringe. No fiber allergies. Colors, maybe somethin g to match my new awesome sunset wig that wear out when it's cold. (reds, oranges, purple)
Witchee, darling, there's a *slight* chance I might be going on a trip next week and *might*, in the course of this trip, have access to Disneyworld goodies from Epcot and Magic Kingdom - any stuff you might desire?
I've actually never been to any of the Disneys so I have no idea what sort of exclusive merch there is nor am I an overly huge Disney fan
Would you like any of Snag Tights’ Halloween offerings and if so, what size?
Oh I like the red opaque mock garters and the sparkle skulls! I would be a size G
Do you prefer getting one or two really nice/more expensive things or several smaller/less expensive little things? Or do you have no preference?
No preference here!
Witchee, do you like tea? If so, what kind?
I think I've answered this fairly thoroughly already in previous questions!
Witchee, do you want anything? Shirts, mugs, postcards from Anarchist Seattle, Portland, or New York.... https://www.redbubble.com/people/litlnemo/shop?artistUserName=litlnemo
No thank you
Would you be interested in a gently-used tarot deck (or other oracle)? If so, toss out some styles you gravitate towards, cause I have SO MANY DECKS and I'd love to send one or more along!
YES YES YES!!! I like stuff that's either more anime-esque art style (not very fond of the harsh angles and lines in a lot of western art), watercolor stuff, or really abstract stuff. Oh and anything with foxes regardless of art style.
Are you interested in receiving a burned CD of music? If so, name of genres, artists, styles that you are into or would like more of to explore.
No thanks, my laptop makes scary noises when I put cds in it and I'm convinced it's going to destroy discs.
Do you have an Amazon wishlist? If you do and you're ok with getting stuff from it, please share the link!
Yes! Link is in my signature under wishlist which links to a doc with all my wishlists
Pumpkin/pumpkin spice – yay or nay? Yay in food/drinks but nay in other products (soaps, perfumes, etc.) or vice versa? What are your thoughts?
I like pumpkin spice flavored things and candles but not anything I'd put on my skin.
Candy corn – love it or loathe it? Or just don’t care much one way or another?
I'm pretty indifferent to it.
https://www.poesieperfume.com/loose-leaf-tea <---- would you be interested in receiving tea and / or scents from Poesie?
Ooooh I'll list ones I like out.
Fancy a Cuppa
Twice to Tea
London Smoke + Fog
I have been remiss--witchee (or anyone needing a minion), I am notorious for homemade caramels, shortbreads both savory and sweet, and catnip/catnip laced toys. I've also started playing with homemade marshmallows and fruit candies. Any interest?
SHORTBREAD YES PLEASE!!!!!!!! Savory and sweet, I love all shortbread. It was also my Mimi's favorite cookie so eating them always makes me think of her.
I happen to live near this amazing place. Do you have any interest is anything that I could pick up there? The have hand made pottery, cookie molds, cookbooks with historical recipes all sorts of good stuff. https://www.gcv.org/shop/
Nothing really catches my eye
Would you be interested in anything from KBShimmer's new Fall nail polish collection or their Falloween collection?
I'm not interested in any nailpolish right now
Witchee, darlin', anything appeal from this goth-metal-Satanic Tea company, Pitch Black North? https://www.pitchblacknorth.com/category/all-tea
WITCHEE, WOULD YOU LIKE ANY OF THESE? Don't just say "yes" -- please be specific about which ones you want the most!
Brown Sugar Plum Butter - sounds interesting!
Pflaumenmus (also Plum Butter) - sounds interesting!
Cardamom Plum Jam - sounds interesting!
Star Anise Plum Jam - no thanks
Ginger Peach Butter - no thanks
Vanilla Peach Jam - yes
Sweet Green Tomato Relish - no thanks
Dill Green Tomato Relish - no thanks
Huckleberry Jam - sounds interesting!
Apple Butter - omg yes
Candied Jalapenos (delicious with cream cheese on burgers or crackers) - no thanks
Lavender Vanilla Bean liqueur - BIG YES
Rose Petal liqueur - BIG YES
the other day I found the pattern I made for a small crocheted skull. I have made some before and included some herbs and oils and such, things that both smell good and are said to carry protective virtues, in the stuffing, and hooked them up to hang in a vehicle or such. Would any of y'all like one of those?
Oh that sounds really awesome!
is anyone a Daredevil fan?? I'm going to be working with Christopher Brewster who is Daredevil in the suit (i.e. the stunt performer but not the FACE of the actor... but when the suit is on... its Brewster). I worked with him on something else... and he was super cool... excited to get to work with him again... but if that's anyone's fandom... I wanna know LOL
Not particularly. I mean I liked the movie but that's the extent of it.
Darling witchee, would you like a candle or other goodies from Last Craft? https://lastcraftdesigns.com/
Oh I LOVE their face masks (pink witch and blank and white cat) I also like the Pop Culture Altar Candle: "Our Lady of Garbage”
PBSW has their Yuletide Winter collection out sans candles (http://paintboxsoapworks.com/new-limited-edition/2020-yuletide-winter-limited-editions/) that are coming soon. Is there anything you'd like? Also any scents you'd like as candles when they come out?
I stupidly forgot to get a bar of White Snow, Bright Snow so if that's restocked deff want. Also as a perfume oil and bath streusal! I'm interested in the MARI LWYD LUXURY GLYCERIN SOAP.
If you like incense what type to you use? Stick/cone/loose?
I prefer cone incense.
Do you have a favorite animal?
Would you like gloves/mittens/scarf/winter hat?
Definitely yes to the hats, my hair is short and my head gets cold lol. Not much into scarves unless they're really long. Fingerless gloves are good. I never put my phone down so I end up not wearing my regular gloves much hahaha~
I prefer loose leaf for the most part but I'll use bagged if they're of higher quality and it's like an all natural bag.
Would you be interested in trying out anything from Nocturne Alchemy Lab?
Daffodil Empire Musk
Eternal Egypt (Signature Blend)
Temple of Isis
MWTG - SESHAT
Would you like a batch of home-made bath salts?
Anything catch your eye from Dandelion Chocolate?
Wampu Choco bar
Vale Potumuju Choco bar
Anamalai Choco bar
Camino Verde Choco bar
Black Sesame Toffee Brittle (OMG!!!! I'm obsessed with black sesame)
What's a thing you always tell yourself you're going to get just for you but haven't yet? Name one thing under $10 and one thing over $10
Under $10 - shortbread cookies
Over $10 - Tamamo Gift Plush (https://myfigurecollection.net/item/512545)
What's your favorite type of chocolate? (milk, white, dark, with nuts, with fruit, flavored chocolate, etc.)
Milk is my favorite and I love flavored and with nuts/fruit. I also enjoy dark chocolate but not as much and I hate white chocolate.
How do you feel about stationery? (letter sets, stickers, pens, etc.)
YES PLEASE ALL THE STATIONERY!!!!!!!! I have drawers full of stationery sets, stickers, and washi tape. I love it.
If you had to pick a favorite flavor (sweet, spicy, sour, savory, salty) what would it be?
Hmmmm I'd say savory.
What's one food/flavor that you absolutely hate or dislike strongly?
For the purposes of this swap (not trying to start an international perfume debate), is honey a gourmand note
Thoughts about lovely bespoke cleansing scrubs a la Sugar Spider (https://sugarspider.shop/) or PBSW sorbets?
PBSW sorbets are the BEST. I love scrubs in general though and would love to try a new brans.
How about literary writing gloves?
Tokidoki, anyone? Other cute kawaii goodness? Plushies, blind boxes, etc?.
I'm not a huge tokidoki fan but I love generic cute japanese blind boxes. I have this little tabby cat statuette and a little grey cat that hangs off your glass that I love. I love plush but I'm also kind of running out of room lol.
Fun cloth masks? Holiday themed or no? Favorite style?
YES YES YES! The only good thing about this pandemic is that mask wearing is now acceptable. I've been wearing masks in winter and just as fashion accessories for years. So I love me some fun festive masks for the season. For non holiday masks I like gothy/kawaii/fantasy themed masks. My oldest mast is an all black on with gold studs along the edge. I'd love some more simple fashiony ones like that. Also used to have a fuzzy pink one with a giant plush lollipop on it. You could surprisingly still breath through it.
Journals or Sketchpads or Sketchbooks - yay or nay?
I DO need a new Journal, just haven't been able to decide on one yet lol. I plan to use it to document my great imp testing since I've managed to collect all but like 4 (soon to be all!) of the instock GC imps. I'm into doing bujo so looking for that sort of style.
Face masks (like the kind that come one to a package?
I say I like them but I never use them because it means 15-25 minutes without my glasses on OTL So I just keep accumulating a giant hoard for when I start taking my skincare more seriously again
Anything from Sock Dreams?
Unfortunately most of their socks don't fit me since I'm rather large. I have a 20.5" circumference just under the knee and most of their stuff for plus size stops at 18/19" The only stuff bigger seems to be the fleece socks and I can't wear that sort of texture on my feet.
Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament?
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!
I'd love that!
Have you seen the Dragon con list? & would any of them appeal to you?
London Fog and the Sugared Orange Slices!
Which Harry Potter house are you?
SlythinPuff! (No officially licensed metch please)
Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myself soon!
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!
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?
No thank you
Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons?
Yes to stickers and buttons but no to patches
Do you spend time in the outdoors?
Not as much as I'd like to lol.
Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking?
Yes to both!!!
The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything?
Hex on the Beach soap
Once for Yes Twice for No soap
The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye?
I love them! I especially like the cat, bat, and trick or treat goat.
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?
Oh I love whipped soaps!
Does anyone here like vintage halloween?
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?
I love Addams Family, especially the original and 90's cartoon series.
How do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever.
I think they're fun!
If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)?
I'm not a huge tea drinker outside of going to tea houses for full tea services but I do like loose leaf or high quality tea bag herbal teas. Especially blends that help with headaches and cramping.
Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price?
Either is fine!
What are your fandoms, if any?
The Fate Franchise. (Stay/Night, Extra, Grand Order, etc)
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?
Yes and yes! I don't have a huge collection so chances are you won't get me a duplicate but I'm still kicking myself for having to back out of the hanueli tarot kickstarter due to financial issues.
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?)
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.)
Oh those are so cool! I've actually been looking to get a new small goth-y bag (preferably with shoulder/cross body strap) since my previous one broke.
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.)
I'd love a shawl or cowl! I also love amigurumi.
* What colors would you prefer said knitted object in?
Amigurumi could be anything buy for wearables black, burgundy, navy, dark purple
* 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.)
I'd love the organic wool! As long as it's not like acrylic I don't have any real preferences though.
Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies?
Dried Honey Crisps
Cardamom Plum Jam
Vanilla Peach Jam
homemade liqueur / brandy - flowers are organic from my bushes, fruit from orchards on green bluff.
Rose Petal liqueur (small sample)
Plum Brandy (Slivovitz) (small sample)
Lavender Vanilla Bean liqueur (small sample
How do you feel about oracle decks?
I've never used/owned any but I'd be interested in them.
Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)?
Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives)
Not that I can think of
Oh, and are you into astrology?
What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)?
8 ½ or 9 wide in woman's sizes.
Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters?
Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre?
What's your favorite flower(s)?
Bleeding Hearts and Bearded Iris
What's you favorite woodland creature?
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)?
That would be fine
Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape?
Yes! I like both styles equally.
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?
Sure! I have combination skin.
Anything from here? ChocolateStorybook on Etsy
Omg flavored cotton candy?! Yes please! Any of the fruity and cocktail flavors.
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?
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?
Whole bean please and dark roast!
Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies?
I prefer numbered packages!
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 mostly read non fiction with a focus on ancient history and mythology. However I've also been wanting to reread and read more of the Dirk Pitt novels by Clive Cussler. I used to read my dad's copies as a teen. The only hard copies I own myself are Sahara, Atlantis Found, Trojan Odyssey, and Vixen 03.
Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters?
Oh boy am I ever! I've been on a huge craft cocktail kick lately. I'd love recipes, infusion kits, and bitters. For tools I could really use a nice mixing glass and hawthorn strainer. I have a bunch of glassware on my amazon wishlist. I don't need those ones exactly but they're styles I need still. Also I'd love some actual luxardo cherries.
Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)?
Just nothing with spiders or black licorice
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'm pretty open!
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.
Nope completely single here
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!
I have a very detailed BPAL spreadsheet that lists all my wished for scents and what I have. You can find it by clicking on the wishlist link in my signature which takes you to a google doc with links to various wishlists including my bpal spreadsheet.
If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms?
TAMAMO NO MAE!!!! I specifically collect og Tamamo, not Tamamo Cat or Tamamo Vitch. Do not worry about buying me duplicate merch, I have multiple ita bags, dupes are always welcome.
Do you have an Amazon link? Can you post it??
My amazon is linked in my wishlist doc in my signature
if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry? If so, what’s your user name there??
I do not do any textile crafting
I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery.
No thank you, I'm not big on spice
Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts?
Yes! I wear crewneck 2X and I like the bath oils and Atmos. No hair gloss please.
So partner, would you be interested in a Frankenbag done in Halloween prints?
Sure!! I prefer cross body bags however.
Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about?
My roommate's dog has a very sensitive stomach so only like more normal store bought treats for him. My boy like the raw animal part treats best though, like bones and feet. He also only plays with one toy but my roommate's dog loves all toys.
how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox)
I would love that! I really wanted to get one of the shadow box butterflies when I visited the butterfly house in Key West several years back but they were really expensive lol
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?
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?
Kid friendly/cartoony drawing on wrapping paper of spiders is fine! Also spiderwebs without spiders are a-ok!
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)?
The gothy one sounds cool! No neutral colors for me though.
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?
As I answer every time, please raid the Daiso for me lol! As I mentioned above on the fandom question, merch of Tamamo from Fate, doujin merch is loved too! Also I love melty chocolate. I love trying new kit kat flavors as well. Oh and senbei!
Could you use a journal or sketchbook?
No thank you, my attempts at consistent journaling fell off around last fall OTL
Do you need BPAL storage? Imps? Bottles?
I really need something for my rollerballs. I have a bunch of 1ml and 5ml.
Do you wear socks? What kind? No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee? Fibers?
Ankle socks and crew socks at the tallest. I'm very plus size and most taller socks won't fit my legs unfortunately. No fuzzy socks. Oh and I LOVE toe socks!
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!
Smarties!!!! (the American kind lol) also nerds, peanut m&ms, gummy worms, swedish fish, and orange slice candies/gummies. My roommate LOVES peach rings.
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...?
I LOVE salt water taffy. I'm not supposed to have it due to all my crowns. I totally got a bag full when I went to the beach myself earlier in the summer lol. Also I would love a nice sun hat. I saw a really great black one at the shore last time I went but one of the people I was with (roommate's friend) bought the last one.
there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes?
ALL THE FOXES!!!! I especially like the Forest Fox, Elemental Kitsune, I Give Zero Fox, and Tails of Fire and Ice. I already own the Fire Kitsune shirt. For size Men's 2X.
Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like? https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/fall-lineup-2021
Bubbling Scrub Blood Orange Marshmallow and Persephone's Descent
Soy Wax Tarts Blood Orange Marshmallow
Lip Balm Brown Sugar Latte
How do you feel about fancy marshmallows?
I'm not super into marshmallows. Unless we're talking about those jelly and chocolate filled ones you can get from Japan. I LOVE those
We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour?
No sour please.
Anything from these Etsy shops? Kodiak Sea Charms, Halloween Hill Studio, Grave Markings
I like the Not a Phase Shirt and the Triple Moon earrings from Grave Markings
What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop?
Yes lol. The face mask, rib cage necklace, and skull scarf
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.
I'd love some dried leaves!
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?
Those all sound great. My attempt at basil failed this year so all I have that grew well is Shiso.
I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest?
I will never turn down garlic
Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like.
I love feathers!
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)
Omg I'd love it!
If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in?
I'm not into trpg
DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES?
Sometimes. I go through phases.
DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING?
No thanks. (cooking would be cool though)
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)?
Whole bean for cold brew, I like darker roasts but I also love fun flavors like Fruit Cereal. Bones Coffee is one of my favorite brands.
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.
100% YES. It's so hard finding nice tights and thigh highs that will fit. I'd really love some that are thicker for winter wear and I need a new pair of opaque skin color tights. (I'm very very neutral tone pale)
What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level?
Chutneys and Jams yes! Spice level would be fairly low. I can handle up to a Japanese medium spice level. (per medium spice japanese curry lmao)
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.
Small animals yes!
The Polish Pickup/Indie Pickup is live for wishlisting, and will ship in time for this swap (this year). Anything strike your fancy? (It's not just nail polish...there's jewelry and bath scrubs and wax tarts and all manner of things. It's fun!) https://polishpickup.com/
I like the whipped body mouse, pumpkin head soap, and witches brew whipped sugar scrub
Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/
All the flavored sugars look amazing. The Yakima ~ Applewood Smoked Salt, Alaea Hawaiian Salt ~Medium Course, curry leaves, crystalized ginger, rose petals, Mediterranean Seasoning, Persian Blend (Advieh)
Hayden Evens Art has released some new Halloween and Disney-themed prints and stickers. Do any spark your interest?
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?
Love animal skeletons (don't need to be fake as long as ethically sourced! I have a bobcat skull and coyote rib bone earrings)! Not into the creepy dolls though.
do you use any sorts of semipermanent dyes or do anything fun/wild to your hair? are there any hair products you like?
In the past yes. For the past year my hair has been shaved but I'm starting to grow it out. Not sure if I'm going to dye it again though as I have to get it professionally bleached and that's expensive upkeep. Most of the time now if I want fun colors I have my two human hair wigs that one of my hair stylist friends sells.
what about skincare? i am pretty into k beauty and am curious if others are interested in any aspects of this.
I really need to start a proper skin care routine. I'm really bad about it because I hate how washing my face always gets water everywhere and I have sensitive eyes so I can't open them after I've splashed water on. I have really oily skin though and sweat a ton from my forehead so I know it's something I should work on.
Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.'s Halloween & Fall collection is out (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com/collections/halloween-fall-collection😞 anything you might be interested in?
SAMHAIN HARD CIDER BAR SOAP
OCTOBER ROAD BAR SOAP
MICHIGAN MOONGLOW BAR SOAP
AUTUMN APPLE FEST BAR SOAP
Regarding tea, what type of tea do you prefer? Black tea, green tea, herbal tea? Any type of tea you really don’t enjoy?
No green tea please. I mostly drink herbal teas in the evening. I'm also interested in trying some cold brew teas though.
are you interested in eco-friendly menstrual products? There are some beautiful gothic print reuseable pads I'm looking at specifically.
No thanks, I skip my monthlies on the pill.
Bath and Body Works? I know this is a bit of a love em or hate em company, but I really love their foaming hand soaps and scented hand sanitizers and my kids like their body wash, so I'll be placing an order with the next good sale. Anything that catches your eye?
omg I need that FOREST FRIENDS Gentle Foaming Soap Holder
Pumpkin Apple Foaming Hand Soap
Fall Citrus Harvest Foaming Hand Soap
Vampire Blood Foaming Hand Soap
Is there anything you forgot to put on your Qs you wish you had?
Not that I can think of.
If you were down with knitted or crocheted items:
do you prefer a wearable or amigarumi? If wearable, is there something you’d really like? If amigarumi anything you love?
Wearables. I'd really love a shawl or cowl. Fingerless gloves are great top because I'd rather freeze as I completely loose all tactile ability in fingered gloves OTL
I'd also be thrilled with fox related amigarumis.
Teeturtle is having one of their megasales - any tshirts, or whatever, that strike your fancy? Size/fit?
Any of the non-gaming fox/kitsune shirts or pins (except fire kitsune which I own) Shirts are a men's 3X
What are some examples of decorations you would enjoy?
Anything related to foxes lol. Or chihuahuas. Tiny little figurines I can put on bookcases. Small frames for artwork. Hanging wall art that isn't too large. Small means I can fit more lol.
Is there any kind of accessory or product you'd want for your hair?
My hair is currently pixie cut short. I am growing it out but even as fast as my hair grows it'll be a while before I can do much with it. I do like wide headbands though and haven't had any for some time. They need to not be the type that really curve in at the bottom though as I have a large head and they can cause a headache. (so nothing kid sized! I tried to wear them because they were cuter and I was into decora style a number of years back but gave up due to pain. Now I want more mature gothy stuff)
What is your jewelry style?
BONES. I have a couple of real bone earrings (coyote rib and tanuki fang) that I adore and I'd love more bone pieces. For necklaces I hate fabric cords. I prefer a chain. I wear both silver and gold jewelry. One of my favorite brands for reference is Martha Rotten Jewelry. They're semi-local and is at a lot of the craft fairs in the area. (I have the crow feet heart necklace and the antler bracelet)
Are you interested in fandom themed items based on the movies/shows you're into?
Only Tamamo stuff. I try to keep my merch collecting limited as I'm a completionist and will quickly find myself in debt if I try to collect too many things OTL
Are you interested in spicy sauces/jams etc?
No thanks, I'm not big on spice.
Are you interested in Thai snacks? e.g. Thai brand crisps, wafer roll type things, savoury small crackers
I make light-weight yarn-and-silk-ribbon hair falls. Would you be interested in getting some?
No thanks, my hair is too short to wear something like that.
What are your favorite animals or mythical creatures?
FOXES!! Kitsune on the mythical side. I also love horses and birds. Junkos are a particular favorite. My mom and I would always compete to spot them first as it meant winter was coming.
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
As a lover of foxes you can 100% do an arctic fox adoption kit in my name
I'm candying citrus peel this year. Oranges, mostly. Is that something you would like? Chocolate dipped? What about homemade caramel sauce?
Omg yes please. They would make great cocktail garnishes. Also yes to the caramel sauce.
how do you feel about solid perfumes?
Not really into them
Is there anything in particular you'd want from the UK?
JELLY BABIES!!!!! My dad and I are hooked on them and they're so hard to find in the US.
Are you ok with paper books at all?
Do you already have expansion packs for your fave card games?
I don't really play any card games
Are you interested in perfume samples/decants, or only full sizes?
Only if they're in bottle. I tend to forget I have stuff if it's in decant vials. (ironic coming from the decanter lmao)
Are you interested in oracle decks?
How about wax melts?