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?
ooo maybe a penguin or an alpaca
Is there anything you forgot to put on your Qs you wish you had?
hmmm not that I can think of!
Teeturtle is having one of their megasales - any tshirts, or whatever, that strike your fancy? Size/fit?
One of the reading themed ones, ha! Unisex small
What are some examples of decorations you would enjoy?
Hmmm... stuff for a dinner party might be nice and useful. Fancy drinkware and plates, serving utensils, christmas crackers. I love candles esp. during this time
Is there any kind of accessory or product you'd want for your hair?
Silky scrunchies. I sometimes put my hair up in a bun, something for that?
What is your jewelry style?
I like big rings (size 5.5 to 6.5) and dangling necklaces! Love gothy pendants and 80s style stuff.
Are you interested in fandom themed items based on the movies/shows you're into?
OMG yes. I am obsessed with Hannibal (as you may know), but I also really like Midsommar. I love handmade fanart and fan crafts
Are you interested in spicy sauces/jams etc?
YES. Love spicy and can definitely use some more hot sauces! I'm running low
Are you interested in Thai snacks? e.g. Thai brand crisps, wafer roll type things, savoury small crackers?
YES, that sounds amazing. The crisps in particular
I make light-weight yarn-and-silk-ribbon hair falls. Would you be interested in getting some?
OooO I think I have an idea for where I will wear these! I'll try to go to Wasteland Weekend next year so I would LOVE something for that!
UPDATE: also, I would love to go to another event of the organizers, https://www.neotropolis.com/ which is Cyberpunk themed so some hairfalls (i looooove neon green/yellow) would be PERFECT OMG
What is the best book you've read recently?
ha i missed this question! I recently read My Sister the Serial Killer and loooooved it! I like tight writing with vivid characters that's on the darker side. I also really loved The Ladder to the Sky, about a self-centered but psychologically empty writer who gets more and more twisted in his search for stories and fame.
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
OMG the penguin 100%. For my Husband Paul
What are your favorite animals or mythical creatures?
Hmmm I just got a Betta fish so a betta? I also love vampires ha
Do you like adult coloring books at all and if so do any of the ones from this store strike your fancy?
those look so cool but I don't do coloring books sorry!
how do you feel about solid perfumes?
Sure, I'll try!
Is there anything in particular you'd want from the UK?
I love almost anything UK! Ooo some of those ah, royal wedding souvenirs (like a teacup or a tea tin) of Harry and Megan? The tackier the better, haaaa
Are you ok with paper books at all?
yes, I prefer it! my ereading is erotic fanfiction hahaaaaaa
Do you already have expansion packs for your fave card games?
hmm... for cards against humanity i've got a LOT of expansion packs but! one of the things i've been searching for are expansions to Joking Hazard (I have none).
Are you interested in perfume samples/decants, or only full sizes?
i prefer full sizes (I love the art on them), but i looooove to smell everything!
Are you interested in oracle decks?
How about wax melts?
no, I don't have a warmer and I'm not that interested! i love the flame bwahahaha
I've got no cats, sorry!
Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament?
OMG yes. I don't have a tree, but something I can hang on the wall would be perfect! I like... hmmm something like pinned insects would be awesome!
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 do not currently do collage, but I am always up for trying new things!
Have you seen the Dragon con list? & would any of them appeal to you?
Hmm. these sound good! FUZZY PEACH SWEATER AND A MUG OF LONDON FOG, VANILLA WAFERS AND PEACH CREAM, and PEACH BRANDY SNAKE OIL (sorry they are all caps, I'm just copying and pasting from the email)
Which Harry Potter house are you?
Slytherin (and I'm an INTP and an ennegram type 5w4 if you are into those, ha)
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!
Ah, I don't think I would wear any, sorry!
Would you appreciate a skein of handspun yarn? If yes, what weight? What colors? How do you feel about beads? Any allergies to typical fibers?
I don't do any yarn work, sorry! I do love beads though!
Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons?
OMG yes! I loooooove enamel pins in particular. And I do have a binder for my sticker collection, hah
Do you spend time in the outdoors?
Not really! The most would be like, my little balcony/container garden, the pool, or maybe the beach
Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking?
I do enjoy cooking! I haven't really tried baking yet but I am up for anything food and food-making wise! I would love to get some spices
The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything?
Ooo I like bar soaps and lotions! For scent, G.O.A.T. sounds the best to me!
The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye?
OMG PINS YES. I actually already have their May Queen, but that May King Goat!??! I LOVE IT
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?
Hmmm... I think I would like a meringue, candle or sugar scrub/whip, and these scents are the most interesting to me: Boo-nilla scream, 1313 Mockingbird Lane, Frankencake, Season of the Witch
Does anyone here like vintage halloween?
I love vintage halloween! old beistle stuff looks so cool
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? Hmm... not those in particular, but I do love horror movies in general. In particular I like Hannibal Lecter stuff, Midsommar and Hereditary, The Shining, and American Psycho (those would be the horror movies I like enough to have a fandom for). I never got into the popular 80s slashers, though (like Friday the 13th or Nightmare in Elm Street).
How do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever.
I love atmospheric scents! I also love novelty and kitsch and weirdness so this idea feels suited to me!
If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)?
I can do either! If it’s loose I put it in bags, ha. I do drink coffee (and hot chocolate) much more often than I drink tea, though
Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price?
Hmmm… here’s my answer from Switch Witch: “I suppose I do have a preference for... "new information?" I like the social interaction, learning about new things and the surprise factor more than like... the "niceness" of the gift. So I suppose my preference is for several smaller, less expensive things that are new to me! Also, I consider anything custom and handmade amazingly awesome new information and interaction (and like something Hannibal themed would be treasured forever). But please don't stress out! I understand that I may be someone you've just "met" through the internet and it will be hard to get me the perfect thing. I love all gifts! I am genuinely a "it's the thought that counts" person.” That said, if you have an idea for a bigger gift, go for it! I love to see your idea(s)!
What are your fandoms, if any?
Hannibal (TV). Like, super obsessed.
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?
I do! I haven’t complied a list of the ones I own though (I own quite a few)… but I would LOVE a silk tarot bag! I do think I have some decks on my amazon wishlist
Do you like rocks/crystals? What colors / kinds? Would you like them with holes drilled (either as a pendant - you'd need to stick a bale in, or a bead?)
I love green rocks! But I’m cool with any neat rock. I like fossils! I prefer them undrilled. I put them on my shelf of “neat rocks.”
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.)
Oooo dice bags! I have a huge collection of dice so I would use that, haha. Those yip yip aliens are amazing! Pattern-wise I like the Grady twins or the neon tarot.
How do you feel about oracle decks?
Sure! I collect all sorts of decks. But I don't have a lenormand deck surprisingly! I would love one of those
Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)?
Yes, but no incense please! I prefer to go deity-less though, more secular pagan. Leaning towards, ancestor and earth, passage of time and working on myself
Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives)
OMG. probably? hahah caramel shortcake from sainsburys haaaa. local food!
Oh, and are you into astrology?
not really? but I know that I am a sag (with a pisces moon and an aries rising).
What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)?
7.5, or 8
Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters?
Loooove comic books. My favorite superhero character is David Haller (Legion) but I literally have like, every comic with him in it. Other than that, my favorite comic book character is probably Loki. Oh, the Endless! Anything Sandman or Death related. My favorite comic book writer is Alan Moore. I prefer horror comics generally. I'm a bit of an edgelord HA
Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre?
OOO I love allllll of that stuff. I am like trying to choose something but i LOVE IT ALL
What's your favorite flower(s)?
What's you favorite woodland creature?
foxes, but my husbands like round birds (rounder the better!) and penguins 10x more than I like foxes
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)?
I am totally OK with things shipped directly to me!
Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape?
I would! I use them at work. Pleated I think.
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?
OMG yes. I have acne and aging skin (i'm 37). I looove sheet masks.
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?
Fuck yeah delicious coffee. I am good with either whole bean or ground. A dark roast.
I may be going to the Renaissance Fair this weekend (if not this weekend then soon and multiple times), any Ren Faire goodies you may like?
Aw, I miss the ren faire! I like the jewelry and art objects. Something viking, or italian renaissance (something that goes with the red and white of my assassin's creed outfit). Or witchy
I always go to my town's local Farmer's Market and they have booths selling things like candles, Gourmet Pickles, Flavored Oils and Vinegars, dog treats (like bones and animal feet), honey, and bath products. Would you like any of these things?
I would love some spices! I also use bar soaps
Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies?
No preference. Whatever you like!
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 would love a bag! A soap sack also sounds awesome. An amigurumi/toy that's like, hannibalish would be treasured!
* What colors would you prefer said knitted object in? probably... chartreuse. i loooove that color
* Stripes, gradient, semi solid, variegated? I like the look of variegated knits
* 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.) OMG from your own sheep!? that sounds AWESOME. the lighter silvery beige from freckles
Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies? (just erase the ones you don't want when you answer to make it easy?)
(see list in this post under spoiler because long)
any of the canned (star anise plum sounds good!), any of the liqueurs, and zucchini bread
Anything from here? ChocolateStorybook on Etsy
Ooo those all sound good! I would choose the churro one
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?
Ooo hexennacht! I can't do incense but I do have some perfume from there (I already have Hannibal Loves Clarice, heh). Interested in Moloko Plus, Hygge, Ambre d'Or, Golden Milk. From Mr. Hex I like: Lord of Meows-rule, Copawcabana
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?
Very interested in receiving books! Weird bits of history and true crime are safe bets. But I would be love to see what books YOU love and want to share with me
Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters?
Oh, yes please!
Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)?
Not really. I'm easy!
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?
The scarier the better. But whatever speaks to you!
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.
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 spreadsheet in my sig! its pretty massive haaaaaa. the ones in red/bright red are the ones I am looking for in particular
If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms?
Hannibal Lecter, hehehehhhh. But I also love Mulder and Scully
Do you have an Amazon link? Can you post it??
I have one in my sig
if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry? If so, what’s your user name there??
I am not a knitter/crocheter, sorry!
I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery.
That sounds exactly like what I want to try!
Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts?
Yes! I don't wear t-shirts often though
So partner, would you be interested in a Frankenbag done in Halloween prints?
Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about?
I've got no furbabies
how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox)
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?
No aversions, give me all the spooky
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)?
AMAZING. I would love them!
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?
there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes?
My husband would absolutely love the TAUNTAUN MEETS PORG shirt in a men's large
Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like? https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/fall-lineup-2021
ooo I love Haus of Gloi's pumpkin butters! Blood Orange Marshmellow. Some handmade soap in Cozy Pumpkin would also be welcome!
Could you use a journal or sketchbook?
Maybe a sketchbook?
Do you need BPAL storage? Imps? Bottles?
Sure! I love boxes and storage of any kind
Do you wear socks? What kind? No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee? Fibers?
Not really, but I do wear pantyhose! If I did wear socks it would b no show or ankle.
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!
Gummies of alllll sorts!
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...?
Fudge is always welcome!
How do you feel about fancy marshmallows?
I will definitely eat them!
We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour?
I love all of them. Seriously like crazy for them. I don't think I've never not eaten all of the gummies I've gotten. Crazy shapes would be fun! Crazier the better. Freak me out!
Anything from these Etsy shops? Kodiak Sea Charms, Halloween Hill Studio, Grave Markings
Kodiak Sea Charms: blue seaglass pendant
Halloween Hill Studio: Halloween Ghoul (the ghost one)
Grave Markings: ooo! I already have the live deliciously pin. I like the pink snake and the ram print.
What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop?
OMG my favorite! One of those places where literally anything would make me happy, with a preference for the books and jewelry. I do like the "spit spreads death" design haha. I do already have Umlaut.
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.
Ooo I would LOVE homegrown items!
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?
Ooo! I don't think I have lemon balm.
I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest?
Always can use some onions and garlic! I seriously use some everytime I cook
Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like.
Ooo! I would love a quail feather. Or any neat looking feather.
I grew a boatload of Green Shiso this year and plan to make a shiso pesto with it. Would you like some? (Nut wise it has pistachios)
I also plan to experiment with infusing it in vodka. I'm planning a plain shiso infusion and a shiso citrus infusion. If they turn out would you like some?
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)
Hmmm... that is so cute but probably not, sorry!
If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in?
ohhh.... I have a lot! OMG. I would need a 2 player game, or a trivia game for more players that is about... actual trivia? But we have LOTS of Trivial Pursuit. Like 6 of them. But not the Horror one! I would love the horror one. I like deck building games (I have the Star Trek ones, Legendary Aliens and X-files ones), other card games like Gloom (i have basically all of gloom though). I do NOT have any of the "Forbidden" games, and I would love to try one! I also love polyhedral dice, and my husband looooooves Magic the Gathering.
DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES?
OOOO YES BABY I DO
DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING?
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)?
Either way (whole or ground) is fine. I am OK with flavors, but prefer without.
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.
Yes I would! Anything but blue or navy.
What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level?
Yes, and very spicy!
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! Preferably a small round birb.
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/
Oooo! looove polish. I tend away from pinks and reds. I prefer... greens, purples. If I were to choose one I would choose A Treat to the Little Witch.
Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/
OOOMMMGGG AMAZING. Anything! Any of the curries, and in particular I would like to try their Chinese Five Spice.
Hayden Evens Art has released some new Halloween and Disney-themed prints and stickers. Do any spark your interest?
ooo cute! I would looooove the What We Do in the Shadows one!
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?
Nothing is too dark or morbid. Get weird with it.
do you use any sorts of semipermanent dyes or do anything fun/wild to your hair? are there any hair products you like?
I do! My hair has been a not natural color for years, ha. I try out everything! Maybe something for wavy hair for a product?
what about skincare? i am pretty into k beauty and am curious if others are interested in any aspects of this.
Oooo! Anything skincare! I got some acne and aging skin. I follow r/skincareaddiction
Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.'s Halloween & Fall collection is out (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com/collections/halloween-fall-collection😞 anything you might be interested in?
Oooo I love bar soaps! In particular, I would prefer Once Bitten.
Regarding tea, what type of tea do you prefer? Black tea, green tea, herbal tea? Any type of tea you really don’t enjoy?
Herbal teas, and then black teas. A straight green tea I don't do too well with, but I have liked a mango green tea haha
are you interested in eco-friendly menstrual products? There are some beautiful gothic print reuseable pads I'm looking at specifically.
yes! I will try that out.
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?
Hmmm... I went in a B&BW recently, and I would absolutely use a handsoap. I have my own stash of hand santizers though! I liked their... uh, a pumpkin waffle scent!
Would you be interested in anything from KBShimmer's new Fall nail polish collection or their Falloween collection?
Oh, I love nail polish! I like the Take it of Leaf it, Bugs & Kisses, Eyes on the Pies, and Fully Booked.
Witchee, darlin', anything appeal from this goth-metal-Satanic Tea company, Pitch Black North? https://www.pitchblacknorth.com/category/all-tea
OMG that looks great! Those tea balls are fire! I do loooove that if I got that leviathan ball from a bpaler! Antichrist pumpkin spice and coconut chai sound delicious.
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/
All that looks amazing! I would love the alphabet or number dice game
https://www.poesieperfume.com/loose-leaf-tea <---- would you be interested in receiving tea and / or scents from Poesie?
Oh no! It looks like the website is down at the moment. I looked at the cached version from 9/16, and this is what I saw from the tea section: Union (peaches, petals and honeybush), Osborne House (lavender rose vanilla rooibos). Scents: Villa Diodati, Innocence, Madar, Myself Invisible
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?
I would love that! Homemade shortbread sounds amazing. Caramel shortbread with milk chocolate YES
Would you like any of Snag Tights’ Halloween offerings and if so, what size?
I love an opaque (or semi-opaque) tight! Not footless, though. I'd love to try those mock garters! And those chub rub shorts! I would be a size C. I like the colors black, octopus, shark.
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?
Hmmm. I suppose I do have a preference for... "new information?" I like the social interaction, learning about new things and the surprise factor more than like... the "niceness" of the gift. So I suppose my preference is for several smaller, less expensive things that are new to me! Also, I consider anything custom and handmade amazingly awesome new information and interaction (and like something Hannibal themed would be treasured forever). But please don't stress out! I understand that I may be someone you've just "met" through the internet and it will be hard to get me the perfect thing. I love all gifts! I am genuinely a "it's the thought that counts" person.
Witchee, do you like tea? If so, what kind?
I like tisanes and herbal teas over black and green teas. Yogi's Egyptian Licorice tea is my favorite.
Witchee, do you want anything? Shirts, mugs, postcards from Anarchist Seattle, Portland, or New York.... https://www.redbubble.com/people/litlnemo/shop?artistUserName=litlnemo
I always love a postcard!
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!
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.
I actually no longer have a way of listening to CDs! Not in my car, not on my computer, not on my.... discman? Oh man! How the world has changed.
Do you have an Amazon wishlist? If you do and you're ok with getting stuff from it, please share the link!
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?
It's ok? I don't have strong feelings one way or the other.
Candy corn – love it or loathe it? Or just don’t care much one way or another?
Meh, I don't like it. I'll try a funny flavor though!
Lilith are up! Is there anything from the release that you want? Decant or full bottles?
I love the art on the bottles, but there is no need for them to be full. From Lilith's (and more) the scents they caught my eye: You are not alone, Shadows and Light, and Peanut.
How would you feel about recipes?
Love sharing recipes!
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.
I googled it and it sounds AWESOME! Thumbs up on kitsch! Something with a magic giant beaver would get a laugh from me. A shirt? The uglier the better. OMG do they sell underwear with the beaver on it? 😆 i want!
How do you guys store your decants so they are not a confused mess? If you've got a system, please share it.
I use those ammo boxes. They are perfect!
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?
Ooo a thin scarf would be usable! No animal fibers though, they don't agree with my skin
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?
Hmmm. Oh! Anything with a porg! Enamel pin, stuffed animals.. whatever! My husband wants them all!
Is there something from your fandom that popped up in another country you'd be particularly interested in? What, and what store?
haha anything Hannibal. Doujinshi in particular is harder to find! Or any local ads with Mads Mikkelsen (including Carlsberg swag and stuff from Jack & Jones and BoConcept) Oh! I love dice, and if your FLGS (friendly local game shop) has any dice brand more particular to your country or even exclusive dice that would be awesome
Would you be interested in some boozy chocolates (or anything else) from https://www.chocolatemoonshine.com/ ?
Wow, that looks tasty! Seriously awesome. I would LOVE a moonshine bar of any flavor, and I have a preference for chocolate with fruits and nuts.
Witchee, assuming you like home made/home canned condiment goodies, what is your spice level preference?
I love spicy! I think on a scale of 1 (mild) to 5 (really hot) I would be a 4.
Would you be interested in anything from Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.?
Oh, this shop looks awesome! I am always up for a candle or a bar soap! Scentwise, Samhain Hard CIder sound the best to me!
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.)
Haha, I would never say no to an enamel pin! I like the skull in a jar the best
How about from https://twinklentwilight.etsy.com ? (This shop belongs to @twilighteyes - we can maybe crochet some of the unicorns that are sold out...)
Oh wow yip yip aliens! I'll love to put some dice in them. And anything in that bookshelf fabric would be fab.
Would you enjoy anything from my friend Brian's Etsy shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/BrianSerwayArt?
Those are REALLY nice! I love anything with a death's head moth on it. Awakening, and the Fox and Crow stand out to me.
Are you a sock person? If so what are your favourite kinds to wear? Do you have a sockdreams wishlist?
Mostly I wear no socks, actually. I think I wear nylons and stockings more often than socks. I would love some stockings and suspenders, ha.
If you're not near one, is there anything from Trader Joe's you'd like?
I am really close to one (walking distance). I love Trader Joes just the same, though! I love those lacey's chocolate cookie things (are they still around? i didn't see them last time)
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 loooooove local items! It's a chance for me get to know you and another part of the county. And especially coffee! It would 100% be used. And I do enjoy spicy things! And for Albuquerque, New Mexico specifically, I took a road trip there for Breaking Bad! It was awesome! I went on one of those RV tours. Visited the car wash and the Denny's. And this is a total long shot, but Joel-Peter Witkin is a artist based there and if you see anything (like a postcard? IDK), it would be awesome (his stuff is NSFW though FYI)
do you have good feelings about Funko Pop?
Haha, boy do I! I have a ton and have been collecting for awhile. I even have a list https://www.hobbydb.com/marketplaces/poppriceguide/users/foxwrapped But I have almost everything already from my fandoms. My love for these little dolls is very fandom specific (so if they make a pop for a character I like, I'll buy it), not for funko pops generally.
Candles! Anything from these places catch your fancy?
https://cantripcandles.com/collections (restocks Friday 9/18 at 9:00 PST)
My own question, but I'll answer it if it might help you! I love candles and atmospheric scents, and I mean it when I say I adore anything from my fandoms (Hannibal, Witcher, Midsommar, X-files, Always Sunny). Even if you get me something I already own, I know other geeks in my friends circle who would happily give it a home, ha (or maybe I'll just have two! bwahahha)
I have a friend who does pet caricatures. He's done ones for all of my pets. Is this something you would be interested of for your pet(s)?
Ah, I have no pets. Sorry! Oh, but if your friend can do a penguin couple for me and my husband, we would get a kick out that!
Do you decorate seasonally/for holidays? Is there anything in particular you would like to that end?
I do! I like wreaths. It's basically the only outdoor decor that I do. And I especially seasonally themed candles.
Would you like anything from House of Gloi, especially from their Autumn Update? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/fall-1)
Pumpkin butters! I reach for this brand's pumpkin butters more than any other lotion/butter/cream. The scents Hex and Persephone's Descent sound good!
I know the tea question has been asked, but what, specifically, about Adagio teas?
Because I am me, an unapologetic obsessed fangirl, I would love anything themed to Hannibal: https://www.adagio.com/search/index.html?query=hannibal
What about anything tempting from Dandelion Chocolate? (https://store.dandelionchocolate.com/pages/home)
Oh, all chocolate is tempting! I am here to explore, so I am good with what you decide. My chocolate tastes go toward the sweet, the fruity and nutty, and the stuff that goes good with wine.
Anything you'd like from Future Primitive: https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk
I could always use body creams! But you can also never go wrong with a good bar soap. Scents that sound delightful: Bell Book and Candle, Blackcurrant Damson Frangipane, Orange Coconut Mallow
Do you have an Etsy wishlist?
Does this work? https://www.etsy.com/people/foxwrapped?ref=hdr-fav
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/
Oo that rosemary and lavender sounds interesting
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?
Ooo I will look into this one in depth later. UPDATE! I have no idea if these are still available but these are the scents that sounded lovely: Black Squirrel, Red Squirrel (any of the squirrels really! but these two sound best), Bollocks, Lightning Storm, Crown
Do you have a favorite art style/movement/artist?
Well, right now? Beardsley, Clovis Trouille, Louise Bourgeois. Weirdo erotica, lowbrow, queer, unsettling horror, you know, the stuff that spooks the straights
Who is your fashion icon(s)?
Marlene Dietrich (I am not worthy)
What is your favorite mythological creature?
is there anything you want from Lush?
Any of the solid scrubs! Love and use them everyday
Do you need any astrological work done, since thats one of my professions? Any particular areas you could utilize a consultation?
Oh wow, that would be cool! No particular area though.
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!)?
I would LOVE fudge. I like fudge with nuts, and the chocolate and peanut butter fudge sounds so lovely!
How do you feel about keto or sugar-free, low carb baked goods or treats??
I'll eat em! I'm not myself keto or sugar-free or low carb, but i will eat all of that.
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!
Oh so cute! The Midnight Garden face cover is awesome! I also like the separated eggs art print.
What about www.drawingsbynicole.com? Anything specific?
I love the Abstract 90s print face mask! And the introvert hair clip. I am not a mother myself so the mom stuff wouldn't apply (the weird bit does, though).
Does anything from www.vapidlacquer.com stick out to you?
Oh I love nail polish! I like Cyrogenic Regrigerant! Also that nail sauce sounds awesome! In continuity or rise and shine scent.
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!
ooo i love the look of pour art! All the organic forms. I love love love greens and blues (anything like looks like malachite/apatite/turquoise/copper) and neons. I am totally cool with a piece that is already finished.
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!
1) https://www.catcoven.com/ LOVE cat coven! Enamel pins always make me happy (Curious Wanderer), those slouchy shirts (Midgard), and OMG those utensil wraps would have been perfect (need a cute way to carry around my fork and spoon)
2) https://www.mineralgypsy.com ooo those poison bottles! And generally speaking i like malachite, lapis lazuli, bloodstone
3) https://www.redbubble.com/people/thelatestkate/shop the lady bug about getting through today is nice!
4) https://www.marikapaz.com/shop/ This shop is probably awesome but it is currently closed while the shop owner moves
5) https://www.faunwood.com aw man, that isopod pin was kick ass! I like the oarfish print
6) https://www.shannatrumbly.com/ OMG the peacock!
7) https://fiddlersgreenzine.com LOVE Fiddler's Green! I have an issue (looks like it's no longer sold on the site) and one of their zine (Our Bogeys, Our Shelves). I will love with my whole heart stuff from Fiddler's Green. I think out of these artists/website, this is the one most me
8 ) https://www.hedgespokenpress.com Love the Alchemist print.
(this is an amazing question btw and right up my art loving 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.
oooo a french press cozy would be perfect! Use it everyday. My favorite colors are... well neon green actually!
I enjoy historical reproductions and am a fan of LBCC Historical Apothecary. Is there something in her store you might be interested in?
I looooove historical reproductions. Seriously all that stuff looks amazing! I am currently loving... cowboys, vikings and ancient egypt. Surprise me!
9/11/20 (thanks to twilighteyes for compiling this!)
Is there anything you'd like from the UK?
Chocolate shortbread! I am a TOTAL anglophile so I would probably be happy with anything, honestly! And I have no problem with kitsch
Do you have a particular fandom you'd like stuff from?
Hannibal is my #1, my OTP. But I also really love the Witcher (Games and TV show), The X-files, currently enjoying RDR2 and Dune
would anybody like a small cross stitch thing, like a patch or pin? or cross stitching notions like handmade needle minders?
I would love a small cross stitch thing! I do cross stitch as well, and I appreciate others' work
Art and artists - anyone dig any of this? https://www.studiodesade.com/ (They also do masks, see here.)
Oh, I like the Skyrim one! https://www.studiodesade.com/Galleries/Studio-Artists/XAVIER/i-T2CZ5qk/A
If you knit/crochet/weave, would you like custom dyed yarn? And if so do you have preference on weight, fiber, colors?
I unfortunately do not!
what is one fun/frivolous thing for $20 or less that you’d enjoy?
OMG polyhedral dice! there are a TON to choose from, and I would be happy with any! for my particular style, i looooove this store: cozygamer.com
If I sent you to a dollar store with $20, what would you walk out with?
Whatever craft things I can use (glitter! for resin crafting), something kitschy if one catches my eye (probably some cute toy that I will play with for a little bit and then give to my sister or brother heh), some gummies
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.
I loooove homemade! I don't have many restrictions (not vegan/veggie, no serious allergies, I am OK with spicy). Out of those things, oooo lavender + vanilla!
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 cant bring yourself to buy for yourself??
A really sweet set of polyhedral dice!
Would you rather receive supplies/tools for your own craft/hobby or receive something you can't make yourself?
oo I like both options! Getting something handmade as a gift is really special though ❤️
Is there anything you'd like from Penzeys (https://www.penzeys.com/)?
OMG I love penzey's! My husband and I would love anything curry-ish. Also these look fun and interesting: ground mace, mace blade, bratwurst, frozen pizza seasoning, ground galangal and kind of unrelated I would love a peppermill/grinder (doesn't have to be from penzey's or fancy!)
Would you like anything from here? https://www.etsy.com/shop/TaterRoundsBeauty
This is my own question, but I ask because they have Hannibal items and I want everything Hannibal!
Would you like a face mask from one of my favorite artists? https://akumuink.com/collections/facemasks
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?
I have to wear a mask to work as well (8+ hours) and I prefer the non-ear masks, but the plague doctor mask is cute! For Hakutaku I like the comic book fabric (#26), and the kinda gorey-ish one (#22).
are you familiar with https://www.a-natural-alternative.com/ ? Take a peak & let me know if you might like to try something.
I am not familiar, but that Wool Wash sounds interesting! The orange cinnamon and mint julep soaps too
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!
OMG Obsessed with gudetama ahha. If there are any hannibal doujinshi hooolyy shiiiiiet
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.
Polyhedral dice are keeping me sane rn!!!
Does anything from Paintbox Soapworks catch your eye (http://paintboxsoapworks.com/)?
❤️❤️❤️ Atmos sprays, here in particular Manao Tupapau
Does anything from the Trading Post's etsy page catch your eye (https://www.etsy.com/shop/bptradingpost)?
G.O.A.T, Hex on the Beach, the African Black Soap... ooo the coconut free soaps look good! kattegat sounds so good
what music do you find hard to find but would love a CD of? I am seriously in need of a physical copy Hannibal Season 1 Volume 2 Soundtrack! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LVZK5N0/?coliid=I1SB6J7DI3Y63Z&colid=3E6QYYZVC8N0P&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_itI have all the rest of the soundtrack and this is the only one I am missing.
By the way......are any of you Switch Witches interested in items from this store? https://www.tafilu.com/stores/witches Ha! I like the "Ride with Pride" and the unicorn "I hate people" one
Quick question! if you were my Witchee, would you like a crocheted doll related to one of your interests? Something like this little guy here. YEEES. I am a a total nerd and would love one of like, Hannibal Lecter or Will Graham.
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...) OH YEAH. I love interesting rocks, fossils, crystals. Something for anxiety?
RenFair Oh yes! I love to dress up for these as well. I usually get perfume oils and viking-ish accessories. I have a collection of witchy silver pendants, love those.
Board games: Oh yes please! 2 players much preferred (I play mostly with my husband). I like deck-building games. Oh! My husband is really into the game of thrones living card game (second edition) and I'm probably eventually gonna get into it. An expansion or chapter pack would be cool? We have the base set, World Championship 2016 and 2017, Guarding the Realm and the Fall of Astapor
Spices That'll be cool! I am a beginner cook, so a recipe that comes with it will be AWESOME, ha!
Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye? Witch's Brew, Cookie Dough, White Chocolate Chai... please nothing with chamomile, though!
Previous: 1. 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? (Witches, I'll happily send one to your witchee if they would like it) I loooove postcards!
2. Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things? (I may have stocked up) The Gloaming and Potages Cauldron
Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds? Oh YAY! Dark beers and rums.
Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors? I would love anything, but it never truly gets cold in Southern California so no hats or mittens, please. Maybe a bag?
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! DRAGONWING COWL YESH
Chew toys, anyone? Nope
Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it? Meh
Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want? Ha! I always think about it, but why not? I could use something for the library in any case
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) Ohh! That stuff is pretty, and moonstones opals and labradorite are my favorite. I like the moon styles and labradorite.
Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer (nerdlacquer.com) OH HELL YEAH! Ice-nine, That’s Numberwang, Crowley or anything X-files, Game of Thrones or
Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)? Yes I do! Ankle please
Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need? I am witchy! No incense though, but I love tarot, candles and crystals.
Can you link to your non forum wishlists/goodreads if you haven't already done so? I think all of them are in my signature?
If you're a yarn user, what kinds of yarn do you like best? No, unfortunately
Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in? LOOOVE Lush, ha! I really like (love) their solid scrub stuff. I also like their dusting powders. I like bath bombs but I have SOO MANNY now, and do not like their lotions.
Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)? Something creamy? Green and woody
How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges? LOVE EM! I have a ridiculous collection and want more. I've got a few wished for in my etsy
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.)? Window, and I do have a kindle. Anything with my obsession I would LOVE: Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, Dan Stevens
Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels? Nope
Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything! Gudetama, or if you see anything Hannibal fandom esp. doujinshi I would LOVE that
Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus? Ah! I'm gonna do what others have and say The Craft, actually. Or actually... The VVItch!!!
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 Addams Family patterns, and King Puck
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? Hmmm... not really! I would love anything honestly
What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)? Ha! I wish I could talk myself out of buying things... but I suppose anything on my amazon wishlist or etsy favorites would count!
On a slightly related note, does anyone have a favorite source for vintage or handmade jewelry? Witchy/fae stuff especially! For me as well as potentially my witchee. ;P Huh, I don't think I do! Honestly my jewelry wearing is very minimal
NEW QUESTION! What are your DISO BPAL dreams? Ah, Manila or Araw Ng Mga Patay. I am also collecting the American Gods and the Soundtrack OLLA (Diamond Star and Funnel of Love) scents. My spreadsheet: bottles https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jqEvOVWSCWiQk9EHIsD8NNJhQ5YmQVOcZ7Z7DkZkTpc/edit?usp=sharing
Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in? I love sub boxes! I am currently interested in the indie perfume or makeup ones, or the goth or witchy ones. Sihaya and Poisoner's Guild in particular
Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)? Not really, actually! I prefer the yules generally
For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches...….if you have a BoS would you like a page for it from your witch? Yes, I would!
What house were you sorted into? Slytherin. Or Ravenclaw. Slytherin aesthetically, but really a ravenclaw