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My answers to Gnome Swap Q&A

Would you like to receive Girl Scout cookies and if so, what kind is your favorite? Samoa or thin mint!  (But they'd be for my son.)   Would you like a Gnome amigurumi?  No thank you, I have tons!   How about Gnome tea towel(s)? Nah, I'm good on tea towels.  I got mom tons of them for the holidays.   Would you like a cross stitched gnome picture / ornament? Yes!   Cross stitch that can be framed on wall preferred.  Mom likes traditional red / blue gnome colors.   What's your favorite way to experience Nature?  A hike in the woods, a day lounging on the beach, only as screen savers on your computer? Yes.  Woods / forest / mountain forest with rivers or creeks or lakes.  Beach backed by forest.  Bonfires on the beach.  Meadow surrounded by forest.  Knot gardens and rose gardens.  Herb gardens.  The rainforest on the Washington coast peninsula.  Would love to visit the Black Forest someday.  Lush greenery.     what kinds of safety and environmental concerns need to be considered for your gnome so they can safely reside at your home? will they live outdoors so they need to be weatherproof (for what kind of weather)? will they be indoors and need to be pet or child-safe? do they need to be very tiny or capable of hanging on a wall?  I would prefer an outdoor gnome of some type as my mom is the Gnome lover in this house.   How do you feel about zombie or other horror gnomes? Mom is pretty much about the Gnormal Gnomes which is sad because I bought her Game of Gnomes, Say Hello to my Little Friend, and some other more modern gnomes and she doesn't love them.     Do you need any seeds? If so what varieties might you be interested in? Flowers, veg, herbs.. ? I feel like I have a black thumb when growing from seed (or keeping house plants alive, sigh.)  I do love scented geraniums (I don't know if you can find seeds for them?  I feel like most people sell rooted cuttings), patchouli, white sage (I have actually grown these from seed), or I have a plants amazon list.  There are TONS of things I'd love from strictly medicinal )   Would you like feathers from my Peacock, Gary (short for Gyrados)? You already know I would!  (Looks at huge cup full of Gary's feathers, lol!)   if BPAL is one of your treasures, which BPAL would you like the mostest?  (Maybe one that is available right now from BPAL and one Limited Edition/Discontinued?) Constellation (but of course it's only on the Haute Macabre site)    Anything on my bottle list from wishlist is fine.  (Although I do love NAVA as well, their vanillas and ambers!  swoooooon!) Limited Edition/Discontinued:  Black & Red Candy Canes or Moon when the Cherries turn Black, hahaha!  But again, anything on my wishlist works.   If you are a tea drinker, which (if any) of these teas tickle your fancy? I was very confused by this website because they are NOT in London (but in St. Louis, haha!) and why doesn't their 5th of November have bonfire toffee flavors, I don't associate fruit with bonfire nights, but whatever, lol!!   I do love smokey teas, so this would be good to try.      Alpine Black doesn't attribute the quote they use (rude!) which is one of my favorite quotes from Better Off Dead.  I don't have a ton of berry teas, so would try this too.    And I always love me some Lapsang Souchong.      (general ramble about tea) I like flavored (or not) strong black tea to drink with cream and sugar but a lot of flavored tea is good enough to have just plain too.  Depends on if I'm in the mood for more bitter, I guess?   One of my favorites is the Butterscotch tea from Mariage Freres (it totally smells just like Butterbear bath bombs from LUSH!) so things similar to this are also welcome.  A NEW favorite that I would love to have more of is from August tea - the apple and fennel (Dots & Loops.)  And I love some of the Bird & Blend teas like Vicky's Sponge Cake and the Bonfire Toffee.  I'd love to try Terry's Blend (chocolate orange) but it was out last time I looked.     would you like a tiny hand drawn gnome picture? How tiny is tiny?     If you hand draw me a picture that is for me and not a gnomie for my mom, I'd be ok with a more goth gnome.  (Gnoth Gnome?)   Is homemade vanilla something you might like?  I have a "Mother Jar" that I can decant from.  These beans have been steeping for 2 years in a very nice bourbon. oooh yes!   Are there any colors you would prefer your gnome not to have? Did we do favorite colors?  I can't remember!   I loathe orange, yellow, beige, tan, brown, etc.   I'm good with other colors but especially love purple, black, gray, blurple.  (I don't love navy, pastels, or brights.  Or pink.  Or anything leaning warm.)  Please try for jewel tones, darkened / blackened colors, or primaries.   Mom likes the normal red/blue or blue/green.  Red/green is too christmas-y.   If the creativity bites, would you possibly like a small embroidered gnome? Could be an ornament? Any gender preference or details you might like added (small mushroom, bee, heart or egg...)? sure!  Unisex (girl gnomes have beards like girl dwarves?), prefer in a little frame for wall, a little fox and mushrooms are awesome.   Do you have a need for cheese knife?  https://ototodesign.com/products/bert-cheese-knife? I do, I do!  I love ototo designs,  I have the mushroom funnel.   I'll be in Seattle next week- any treat you might enjoy from the PNW? Spoopy/ Gothy things? Nice coffee beans? A Nirvana t-shirt...?   
A condo in pike place market with a roof top dog garden!    Most of the stuff I'd like besides coffee would be perishable like Pagliacci pizza, piroshki, stuff from the British store.  Plus I'll be there for a week next month!  I would love some Cafe Vivace dark or espresso roast beans, I probably won't have time to go there.

I'll be back in Disney World next month- anything you might like from Epcot or Hollywood Studios?   
everything nightmare before Christmas of course!!

Would you be interested in a small copper nature totem that could nestle in your garden or amongst your plants? I can do some chasing to create a mushroom or a leaf or a special bug fren... A mushroom or leaf would be fun!   Would you be interested in a decorative pillow or zippered pouch featuring a gnomely figure?  like this?  or a little coin purse? or please tell me to make this because oh my gods... Gno indoor gnitted or gcrocheted gnomes please.  Unless it's like a small suncatcher or something?   I have an angora rabbit and she's currently molting. Would you like rabbit fur for spinning, felting, or other crafty uses? No thank you!   Do you need any spices? Need?  No.  Do I have a bunch on my amazon kitchen wishlist?  Yes.            

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Yule Cat Answers

Questions here ->         My answers:    Are there any currently available BPAL scents that you would love a bottle of? After hearing a review of Hearts are Not Had as Gifts, I really want a bottle of that.  I also have more in my wishlist in my signature.   Is there anything you're eyeing from Paintbox Soapworks' winter update? I love Streusel, Sorbetto, and wax melts.   The scents I'm interested in are Joulupukki and Schwarzwald.  Maybe Golden Orb.  I am still really wanting some Moonshadow as well but that wasn't part of the yule drop I don't think.  I have a wishlist pertaining to PBSW in my "Wishlist and Circular Swap Help" that is in my signature.   Would you like anything from Cellar Door (they do soaps and candles)? I would love a Krampusnacht!  Bad Santa sounds amazing as well.   Anything of interest from Luvmilk? (Milky Monday, their version of Black Friday, is on 11/7!) I have a huge luvmilk list in my wishlist/circular swap help in signature.   Crocheted Granny shawl. Yes or No? Preferred colors? (this one is pressing, I would need to start soon) No thank you!   BPal wax melts? I have TKO and Red Velvet Cake, Would bundle up a few for you to try of one, or both if you like. TKO would be my preference but I rarely rarely rarely use wax melts, so would probably be wasted on me.   Are you interested in boozy homemade fruitcake?  I make a homemade fruitcake that is delicious, so I guess I could try yours!  I am picky about fruit and about nuts though... so maybe have ringleaders ask me with specific questions about what is in it.   How about booze itself, specifically, moonshine whiskey infused with spices and fruits?  Small sample would be lovely!   Brown sugar shortbread? "Plain" buttery or flavored? Favorites include lavender and chocolate orange, but I could definitely do a holiday spice or peppermint batch or two.  Lavender and chocolate orange both sound amazing.  No peppermint.
Interested in anything from Odins Daughter?  Bath soaks sound lovely (all three sound good, but maybe especially banish because cloves.) YULE and Winter Nights both sound amazing.  Candles / Mist. Two Faces of Hel candle!! BONFIRE melts!!     And tacking on to this question for others in reference to Em, I make infused vodkas! The one I am most proud of right now is a spiced hibiscus liqueur. I make this as a jelly, too. As far as the Liqueur, We have been making an autumn Moscow Mule with it, and the other day I made a Mai Tai! Its yummy!  I already have both the hibiscus liqueur and jelly from MsASofgg!   Would take any other infused vodkas!   If I can find the recipe, I want to make my grandmas Orange Slice Cake. Its a super yummy cake but a bit difficult to make as far as cutting up all the oranges. If you would like a mini cake IF I make it, lemme know!  As long as the coconut could be left out?  (I'm not really a fan of nuts in cake either.  It's a texture thing.)   I do molasses gingerbread cookies, as well as hot cocoa cookies, florentines and butterballs. Any of those sound good? OR homemade chocolate fudge? I can do peppermint, coffee or orange additions, with or without nuts. Hello molasses gingerbread cookies!!   I'm good for almost any kind of cookies but do not love coffee flavored things and meh on peppermint.  I don't really like nuts or coconut or texture things in my baked goods.  Fudge I am kind of meh on unless it is penuche or a super special flavor (because we make SO much fudge, I'm totally burned out on it!)   My favorite incense store is Good Earth Mercantile, any interest for an incense from them? I don't know much about them, if it is low smoke and they don't use phthalates or other things in their scents for the incense, then yesssss.   Orange patchouli!  Maybe Lilith?   I went through and added a bunch to my etsy altar/incense wishlist.   Are you a cotton candy fan? Would anything from Chocolate Storybook interest you? I like cotton candy and I probably have things from this company already on my etsy snacks/tea/noms wishlist, haha!     Body Scrubs from CarolinaOrganicsSC are AHHHHMAZING! Any interest? OMG their bath bombs are too cute!   And I love Stranger Things.  I would definitely try any of their items that match my scent profile in bath bombs, melts, candles, shampoo bars, body scrubs, maybe soap if their soap is spectacular as well.    The Dark Kiss bath bomb looks awesome (I wonder if they'll put their Halloween items on sale??)  Again, I didn't find a scent list and I'm not in a place right now where I can click on All The Things with my hand pain.   House of MetalWorks has super cute and dainty gold-filled stacking rings in my price range! If this interests you, include ring size! I love silver colored dainty rings!  I am an 11 on almost all of my fingers except pinkies.    Several questionnaires mention joy in receiving homemade baked goods. What are your favorite holiday baked goods? Cookies, Cakes, Fudge? Other?  I love soft, chewy, and moist things, as opposed to hard/dry/cronchy.  Chewy molasses cookies are something that don't seem to be made at home.  I love a good medieval ginger brede (soft, sticky.)  And pumpkin gingerbread (like pumpkin bread.)   I would love to try things like butter pie (sweet, not the savory kind in England) but I'm sure that won't travel well.      I have an allergy to corn, so please no corn syrup or other corn products.  No artificial sweeteners.   No coconut.  (coconut sugar/oil/etc. is ok, I just don't like the texture of coconut.)  I try to do organic and non-gmo as much as possible.  Yep, I'm one of those weird people.  Sorry, not sorry.   (We make:  rum balls, krumkake, spritz cookies (usually flavored with rum or almond), chocolate chip cookies, fudge (chocolate), chocolate tiffin (usually with cherries/shortbread), cherry/almond/marzipan/pear/amaretto fruitcake, sugar cookies, scottish tablet, russian teacakes, princess buttercups, peanut butter cookies, snickerdoodles, cranberry bliss bar sbux dupe, flaky peanut brittle, chocolate topped butter toffee almond bark (like almond roca I guess, but flat?), ummmm brain has now shut down so I'll edit if I remember more of what we traditionally make.)  It sounds like we eat a lot of cookies/candy but we usually make them to give to neighbors and as care packages.   We also make (and eat) a lot of Lefse during the holidays.   Are you into peanut butter cookies? If yes, would you enjoy them with creamy or crunchy PB?  I prefer creamy -- I don't like cronchy texture in my baked goods.  (So no nuts in anything soft.)   I am thinking of making flavored sugar. wtf, all of them.  I can use them on caramels and cookies.  (rose and lavender are my top, maybe lavender lemon.)   Would you like anything from Witch Baby Soap? (Make sure to check the Throwback Thursday section of the website; they bring back a few things every Thursday!) I went through and added a bunch of things to my Amazon Universal wishlist (under bath/beauty/body)   Pickety witch has the yule offerings up, including Yule Cat pins (black or white) and ornaments.  Which do you love most? YES YES YES the white Yule Cat pin.   There are so many there I want.   Do you like any specific roast more than another? Light? Dark? Medium? Breakfast Blend? I pretty much only drink dark roast.  And I've got my grinder out, found one of my french presses, and also got some of the little keurig "my k-cup" things that you put your own coffee inside and I'm using it every day!  So bring on the whole beans!!   (I'm sad that Death Wise "Blue and Buried" and "Gingerdead" only come in ground, but I would absolutely take them that way.)   Haus of Gloi's Yule is up, fancy anything? Any of these!   Yule Body Powder: Long Winter's Nap Yule Butter Bomb: Marshmallow World, Boughs of Holly Yule Soy Candle: Turkish Delight, Three Treasures, Snow Wolf, Tannenbaum   Yule Bubbling Scrub, Yule Refresher Spray, Yule Soy Tart, Yule Whipped Soap, or Yule Sugar Exfoliant:
Nefarious Gingerbread Man
Turkish Delight
Long Winter's Nap   Teeturtle has some adorable designs and their t-shirts often go on sale. Any designs that appeal? I already have a bunch of teeturtle designs on my amazon universal wishlist (the clothing one) with sizes and everything.     Anything from the Lunacy You are eyeballing? I was going to order but evidently I overspent on Wolfenoot, Krampus, and Yule cat -- oops!    I absolutely NEED: * Portrait of an Unidentified Man Dressed as a Skeleton * Schrodinger's Checkmark          

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Krampusnacht Questions

I leave for a ten-day trip to Paris and London in one week's time and I'd love to bring back a goody or two if my Naughty/Nice Puss has any requests!
are you interested in an advent calendar?  What kind?  (Dog cookie, tea, chocolate, etc.)   Officially asking for your krampus preference, naughty children!    I hand-make light-weight hair falls, the kind that is NOT meant to look real, but more like doll (or Dolly) hair. I use stuff like recycled silk, ribbon yarn and the like to keep them extremely light-weight and pretty. Is this something you would like? If so, tell me your color preferences (the more options, the better!) plus any allergies I should know about (wool, alpaca, silk etc), and length.   Would you like a super ugly "Christmas" sweater with krampus all over it??     Is there anything you particularly have your fingers crossed for on your wishlist?   are you hoping for more perfumes or more non-smelly goodies?   dear Victim, are you in need of a squishable krampus? (or other squishable?)   Anything from Penzy's to show you praise or to punish your wicked tongue?   Do you like homemade fudge if it is Krampus'ed up?    would you like a piece of Krampus themed art? Either watercolor, resin, polymer clay, or wire wrap?    I'm probably going to place an order for October 33rd once I get paid next week. Are there any BPALs (recently released or otherwise) that you would love to get on St. Nicholas Day?   Is there anything you'd be interested in from Loreworks?  Please note, the body wash is marketed as body wash/bubble bath, but it DOES contain SLS for those who avoid it.)   dear victim, are you interested in a microwaveable bowl cozy?   Dearest Victim, might you bed a fan of the glorious old punk band, the Damned? I'm seeing them perform on Friday, so there might be things like tour t-shirts or stickers available- would any of this be of interest to you? (if not, no worries, I can worship them enough for the both of us!  )   Dear *ahem* Victim *snicker* ... Would you enjoy a 2023 wall calendar?   Victim, is there anything you would like from the Zeep holiday collection releasing on November 1st?  (see this post)   Are you interested in boozy homemade fruitcake?   How about booze itself, specifically, moonshine whiskey infused with spices and fruits?   Brown sugar shortbread? "Plain" buttery or flavored? Favorites include lavender and chocolate orange, but I could definitely do a holiday spice or peppermint batch or two.
   I want to make altered altoid tins for Christmas.  Would you like one?    What kind of homemade cookies do you like?   Are you interested in having any freshly dried apple crips?   (Golden Delicious and Fuji -- sliced, dried apples with nothing added.)   Is there anything you're eyeing from Paintbox Soapworks' winter update?   Haus of Gloi just dropped their Yule update- like what you see? https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/yule?page=1   I make infused vodkas! The one I am most proud of right now is a spiced hibiscus liqueur. I make this as a jelly, too. As far as the Liqueur, We have been making an autumn Moscow Mule with it, and the other day I made a Mai Tai! Its yummy!    If I can find the recipe, I want to make my grandmas Orange Slice Cake. Its a super yummy cake but a bit difficult to make as far as cutting up all the oranges. If you would like a mini cake IF I make it, lemme know! The ingredients are as follows: 
dates
orange slices candy
coconut
buttermilk
pecans
orange juice   Victim, darling, are you a fan of the Dresden Dolls? I'm seeing them this Saturday and there will no doubt be some good merch including t-shirts, posters, stickers and even artisanal chocolate bars! 😮  Any of that sound appealing? (if t-shirt, pls give size!)

 I uncovered a secret supply of vintage LE BPAL Trading Post soaps in my possession! I realize some folks are over bar soap, but in case you'll make an exception, lmk and maybe Krampus will deem you nice enough to get one  

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Krampusnacht Answers

I leave for a ten-day trip to Paris and London in one week's time and I'd love to bring back a goody or two if my Naughty/Nice Puss has any requests! Paris:  Mariage Frères or Damman Frères tea, always.  I have a huge list on my amazon beverages universal wishlist from their websites.  I love black tea the most; smoky, lavender, rose, vanilla, butterscotch, anise, chai, cinnamon.  Lately I've been liking fruit teas as well.  (I'm not a super huge fan of bergamot / earl grey type teas although I will drink them occasionally; they're just not my fav.)    Any kind of cool soap, perfume, body products, candles, matchbooks (do places still even do matchbooks?), lavender, fancy chocolates/caramels/chocolate covered seafoam.  (I have a list of the kind of truffles and chocolate I favor on my snacks amazon list.)  OH!  I'd love some blackcurrant, rose, anise, violet and maybe orange blossom pastilles from France -- the Abbaye de Flavigny.  And there are all kinds of little candies and interesting treats from Europe that I would be interested in, just for fun.   And Outremer (formerly L'Aromarine) eau de toilette sprays!  Especially Vanilla and Cola.  And maybe Rose and/or Lavender if you can smell it and make sure it's a good one.  (just small bottles are fine!!)   London:   Again with any kind of fancy tea.  I love Bird & Blend!  (again, I have a huge list from their website on my amazon beverages universal wishlist.)   I don't think Future Primitive has a brick & mortar but I'd love their Ghost Smoke and/or Campfire Marshmallow whipped soap or body cream.  fancy chocolates/caramels/chocolate covered seafoam.  (I have a list of the kind of truffles and chocolate I favor on my snacks amazon list.)  Bonfire toffee!   Clotted cream fudge!  (or some kind of delicious clotted cream in a jar?)   Anything Red Dwarf.     and of course if you find good Krampus or Christmas Market type stuff (probably too early), I'm down!!   Marzipan??  
are you interested in an advent calendar?  What kind?  (Dog cookie, tea, chocolate, etc.) I love advent calendars, I am a weirdo!  I love the ones for dogs - maybe Trader Joes will have theirs out soon!, snobby tea like from bird & blend (too spendy for this swap I'm sure), Divine chocolate, Lindt chocolate.     Officially asking for your krampus preference, naughty children!  I do prefer cuter Krampus and Krampuss.  And Vintage Krampus.   I hand-make light-weight hair falls, the kind that is NOT meant to look real, but more like doll (or Dolly) hair. I use stuff like recycled silk, ribbon yarn and the like to keep them extremely light-weight and pretty. Is this something you would like? If so, tell me your color preferences (the more options, the better!) plus any allergies I should know about (wool, alpaca, silk etc), and length. Someday!  When I am able to go places again!   Would you like a super ugly "Christmas" sweater with krampus all over it??   I do have some "ugly christmas" sweatshirts on my wishlist but mostly just black and red.  Not super ugly please.    My favorite one I have right now is a Robert Smith "ugly christmas" sweatshirt.     Is there anything you particularly have your fingers crossed for on your wishlist? I have a Krampus wishlist on etsy, a Krampus wishlist on Amazon, etc. for your browsing amusement.   I'd really kind of like one of the self inking rubber stamps to motivate myself to send out holiday cards!   I adore the Krampuss from Clockwork Art and the Mocking Krampus from Ryta's Art (both on etsy wishlist.)   I've tried the Coalition tea and it's good, wouldn't say no to more than a sample.  But you don't have to get things from my wishlist -- they're just to show you the kind of things I like.  If you see other things you'd think I'd like, I'm all for it!!   (I like crocheted amigurumi and knitted mitts/shawlettes/really long double cowls.)        are you hoping for more perfumes or more non-smelly goodies? I don't really need more perfume so it's totally up to my sender!    But I would especially love some of the items from my NAVA wishlist!  Their 10ml are being discontinued at the end of the year and I'm fretting about some of them.   dear Victim, are you in need of a squishable krampus? (or other squishable?) YES, YES I DO.  And undead unicorn, and gargoyle, and bat.  In that order.   Anything from Penzy's to show you praise or to punish your wicked tongue? Always.  I have penzey's stuff on one of my amazon lists.   Do you like homemade fudge if it is Krampus'ed up?  Heck yeah!  (I am weird about texture though, so I don't like crunchy things in my fudge and I hate walnuts, just fyi.)   would you like a piece of Krampus themed art? Either watercolor, resin, polymer clay, or wire wrap?  YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS  ALL OF THE ABOVE   I'm probably going to place an order for October 33rd once I get paid next week. Are there any BPALs (recently released or otherwise) that you would love to get on St. Nicholas Day? I could always use a Snake Oil to put aside for aging.    Dreams Shape the World You Get What Anybody Gets - You Get a Lifetime The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat anything from my wishlist really.     Is there anything you'd be interested in from Loreworks? (Please note, the body wash is marketed as body wash/bubble bath, but it DOES contain SLS for those who avoid it.) Those are hilarious! 
  lets see, scents:  snape, dead but delicious, Zoltar, dr. Blights bubonic, cellar door, trick or treat yo self, Sally's song (whipped soap), this is Halloween (dusting powder)   mists, powder, whipped soap, shea cream   dear victim, are you interested in a microwaveable bowl cozy? I have lots but I could always use cool Krampus fabric (I get mine at spoonflower, the cheapest cotton is fine - there is a sale right now!)   Dearest Victim, might you be a fan of the glorious old punk band, the Damned? I'm seeing them perform on Friday, so there might be things like tour t-shirts or stickers available- would any of this be of interest to you? (if not, no worries, I can worship them enough for the both of us!  ) I'm good.   Dear *ahem* Victim *snicker* ... Would you enjoy a 2023 wall calendar? I *do* need a wall calendar.  Anything goes.  I love snarky, friesians, pitbulls...    Victim, is there anything you would like from the Zeep holiday collection releasing on November 1st?  (see this post) oooh.    I like Whipped Soap, Sugar Scrub, Sugar whip, Bath Truffles, and body spray.  The scents that stand out to me are Santa Baby (body care), White Christmas (bath truffles), and for wax maybe Abominable Snowman, Christmas Eve, Christmas Past, Christmas Tree Cakes, Santa Baby, White Christmas, Winter Fest, and Yuletide Carols.  (so basically vanilla, marshmallows, trees, and orange/clove, lol!)   Are you interested in boozy homemade fruitcake? it depends on the fruit and booze used.  I love the cherry almond marzipan one with amaretto.  But I don't like the weird glacé cherries and store bought fruitcake types.   How about booze itself, specifically, moonshine whiskey infused with spices and fruits? yes!   Brown sugar shortbread? "Plain" buttery or flavored? Favorites include lavender and chocolate orange, but I could definitely do a holiday spice or peppermint batch or two. mmmm shortbread.  I love chocolate shortbread, I bet chocolate orange clove would be delicious.   I want to make altered altoid tins for Christmas.  Would you like one?  Krampus Krampus Krampus Krampus (or Yule Cat!)   What kind of homemade cookies do you like? I like chewy sugar cookies with buttercream frosting, soft gingerbread cookies, pumpkin gingerbread type bread (I guess that's not really cookies), molasses, shortbread.   Are you interested in having any freshly dried apple crips?   (Golden Delicious and Fuji -- sliced, dried apples with nothing added.) Yes, but I have them!      Is there anything you're eyeing from Paintbox Soapworks' winter update? I love Streusel, Sorbetto, and wax melts.   The scents I'm interested in are Joulupukki and Schwarzwald.  Maybe Golden Orb.  I am still really wanting some Moonshadow as well but that wasn't part of the yule drop I don't think.  I have a wishlist pertaining to PBSW in my "Wishlist and Circular Swap Help" that is in my signature.   Haus of Gloi just dropped their Yule update- like what you see? https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/yule?page=1 (NO pumpkin butter, perfume, soap, hair oil, etc.)   Body Powder - long winter's nap?   not sure about the flannel/cashmere/oatmeal but I like vanilla/tonka/lavender.   Butterbombs - Marshmallow World!!!!!  or Boughs of Holly.   Yule refresher sprays, wax melts, candles, whipped soap, sugar exfoliant, or bubbling scrubs: Turkish Delight!!!!, Snow Wolf, Nefarious Gingerbread Man, Tannenbaum, Three Treasures, His Sweater.  (Not a fan of foodie, floral, or peppermint.)   I make infused vodkas! The one I am most proud of right now is a spiced hibiscus liqueur. I make this as a jelly, too. As far as the Liqueur, We have been making an autumn Moscow Mule with it, and the other day I made a Mai Tai! Its yummy!  I already have both the hibiscus liqueur and jelly from MsASofgg!   Would take any other infused vodkas!   If I can find the recipe, I want to make my grandmas Orange Slice Cake. Its a super yummy cake but a bit difficult to make as far as cutting up all the oranges. If you would like a mini cake IF I make it, lemme know!  Maybe without coconut if that's possible?  I don't love coconut unless it's toasted and sprinkled LIGHTLY on top of a dessert.  (although I like coconut milk in recipes and cooking with coconut oil?)                

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Wolfenoot 2022 Answers

Would you like me to attempt a small painting of your fur baby or to honor a former fur baby?  If so, can you provide a reference photo you like? YESSSSS  I will have to think about reference photo.   I actually splurged and ordered some Liliths and Weenies.  Are there any decants you're interested in that you didn't order? I think I ordered most of what I wanted!  But anything I didn't order is fair game!  (You can see what I ordered in the CNS thread.)   If you're up for knits or crochet, would you prefer washclothes, headbands, wrist cuffs, fingerless mitts, hats, or a shawlette (wear like scarf except not as long so can't wrap around your neck more than 1-2x.)  I could probably find a bunch of the above with moon motifs or for dogs/sneks/birbs/cats to wear.    (I made a wolfenoot bundle of patterns, will keep adding as I find cute things.)  (sneks are here-> https://www.ravelry.com/bundles/snek-hats) I would love sooo many things!  I totally think Zuul and Bailey need unicorn snoods.     I'm getting more confident in my embroidery and I'm ready to try my hand at embroidery on clothing. Would you be interested in a hand embroidered scarf? I'd love embroidery on a hankie or something to hang on the wall!!   are you interested in an advent calendar?  What kind?  (Dog cookie, tea, chocolate, etc.) yesssss I love dog cookie ones (but I'll probably grab one from Trader Joes if they come out and I see one), Divine chocolate, Lindt chocolate, TEA (I'm thinking David's Tea and Bird & Blend or some fancy tea, so probably too spend for this swap.)   If I were to send a toy from one of my favorite critter toy sources, would you have any preferences? (squeaky/not, plush, chewy, etc.) The dogs LOVE those latex (multipet globlet -- would try any of the latex ones from multipet) piggies (I have some on my amazon list ... and their big one got run over by the truck the other day when we were taking straw bales out to the pig/goat barn -- it make a HUGE pop and blew stuffing out.  Oops.)   Flat tough squeak, flat tough crinkle.   The accordian pig one looks fun but I have no idea what it's durability is.  The multipet are actually pretty durable.     Little Wolfies - Arcana has dropped Hallowitch stuff and a 15% off deal. Shout out if you see anything you'd love! I would totally try Wolfling and Witches watch Sci-Fi Movies.   What are your favorite shops to buy fun things (treats, toys, clothes, whatever) for your fuzzy friends? Mud Bay in Seattle area and surrounds are my favorite place for treats because 1) bulk 2) reasonably priced.  Unfortunately I only get over to that side usually once or twice a year so when I go, I have to stock way up and then keep the treats in sealed containers and hope they don't lose their freshness.  Right now we also have some dehydrated liver treats (the dogs LOVE love love LOVE these) and some seasonal treats from Trader Joes (maple bacon pumpkin or something crazy.)   Sometimes I get the liver on chewy, sometimes on amazon, just depends on where I can get the best deal.    I really like BarkBox but I can't afford it since no income, but every once in a while I'll just get ONE box for them if there is a good special.   I also used to hit up "Earth Pet" and "All the Best" in Seatown.  There are a couple of places here that are cute but they seem really expensive to me, so .. yeah, mostly google for what I want and go with best price.  Although Winco did have some super cute dog "costumes"  -- I totally want the FBI coat that they have for Miss Bailey of the Super Snoof.  She should totally be a working hound doing nosework and drug sniffing or something, she gets bored easily and then gets into trouble.  Waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too smart for her own good.  (Zuul is smart but is content to just snuggle and cling to me most of the time like a good velvet hippo.)   Favorite tea brands and flavors?  This is in my questionnaire and on the bottom of my SW Help / Wishlist and also on my Amazon Beverages wishlist.     Would you want a watercolor of your pet? NO promises that it will be amazing- just wanted to ask in case you prefer a different pic for watercolor vs pain Of course!!  I still haven't looked at fav photos tho.  I suck.   Dear wolfeloot, are you interested in a microwaveable bowl cozy? I have lots but I can always use cute moon fabric!  Black with white moons, or blue/purple batik with white moons would be awesome.  (no gold or yellow please.)   Dear 'loot -- would you like a 2023 wall calendar (or other type?)   What kind? Yes, I could use a wall calendar!!  I love all kinds!  I had a Lisa Frank one last year and I love snarky, pitbulls, friesians, whatever.  No animals pooping though please, kthx.   Are you interested in having any freshly dried apple crips?   (Golden Delicious and Fuji -- sliced, dried apples with nothing added.) I already have them, nom!   how culinarily adventurous would you say you are???? I love ethnic foods but I don't want to eat brains or bugs or whatever.  (also I am pretty picky about organic, non-gmo, no synthetic food color, etc.  I prefer my meat to be humanely raised.)          

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Wolfenoot Questions

Would you like me to attempt a small painting of your fur baby or to honor a former fur baby?  If so, can you provide a reference photo you like?   If you have cats, would you like some organic catnip harvested from my property and dried in our dehydrator?   I actually splurged and ordered some Liliths and Weenies.  Are there any decants you're interested in that you didn't order?   Are you interested in having a bag from our shop?  (twinklentwilight.etsy.com)   If you're up for knits or crochet, would you prefer washclothes, headbands, wrist cuffs, fingerless mitts, hats, or a shawlette (wear like scarf except not as long so can't wrap around your neck more than 1-2x.)  I could probably find a bunch of the above with moon motifs or for dogs/sneks/birbs/cats to wear.    (I made a wolfenoot bundle of patterns, will keep adding as I find cute things.)  (sneks are here-> https://www.ravelry.com/bundles/snek-hats)   I'm getting more confident in my embroidery and I'm ready to try my hand at embroidery on clothing. Would you be interested in a hand embroidered scarf?   are you interested in an advent calendar?  What kind?  (Dog cookie, tea, chocolate, etc.)  (here's a list at World Market for your amusement.)   If I were to send a toy from one of my favorite critter toy sources, would you have any preferences? (squeaky/not, plush, chewy, etc.)   Little Wolfies - Arcana has dropped Hallowitch stuff and a 15% off deal. Shout out if you see anything you'd love!   What are your favorite shops to buy fun things (treats, toys, clothes, whatever) for your fuzzy friends?   wolfeloot, are you interested in a good karma squishable snow wolf?  (or other squishable?)   Favorite tea brands and flavors?    Would you want a watercolor of your pet? NO promises that it will be amazing- just wanted to ask in case you prefer a different pic for watercolor vs pain   Dear wolfeloot, are you interested in a microwaveable bowl cozy?   Dear 'loot -- would you like a 2023 wall calendar (or other type?)   What kind?   Are you interested in having any freshly dried apple crips?   (Golden Delicious and Fuji -- sliced, dried apples with nothing added.)   how culinarily adventurous would you say you are????          

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2022 13 Nights of Halloween answers

1.  Would you like anything from Paintbox Soapworks Halloween line? https://paintboxsoapworks.com/new-limited-edition/2022-weenie-collection/  I looked a PBSW and unfortunately most of their halloween stuff has at least one death note in each offering.   (I don't love coffee scented things or most floral, fruit, or dirt.)  I totally have a wishlist of their other offerings though!   2.  Do you have any interest in Halloween or spooky squishmallows? I love all spooky/halloween squishable things.  Cthulhu, bats, plague doctor, baphomet, black philip...    3.  Anything from Bath & Bodyworks Halloween Line?  I really wanted their bat wallflower night light!  (I have a haunted house one from them.)   BUT I went into the store and my store had a really cool Raven (on a blue/gray pumpkin) wallflower night light!!!   I want it!!  I also sniffed all the things and added what I like to my amazon fragrance wishlist.  I was really happy to see that all of the aromatherapy body care is now made without sulfates, parabens, or artificial dyes.  I also saw a sign that their soaps are there too.  I hope the rest of their body care gets there.   So anyway, I would gratefully accept car scent refills (and I love the crescent moon car scent holder), wall flower refills (and the raven wallflower), pillow mists (the aromatherapy line), candles, and fragrance mists or spray perfume.  And antibac.     So here is my scent list:  Dark Amber & Oud (candle) Vanilla bean (candle) Pumpkin Bonfire (this totally smells like CLOVE.  which is hilarious because their "pumpkin clove" scent smells like cinnamon.)  (candle or wall flower) Warm Vanilla Sugar (wall flower) Vanilla Birch (wall flower) Enchanted Candy Potion (spray, wall flower, anti bac) Vampire Blood (car scent, anti bac) Into the Night (soap, mist, or spray perfume) Eucalyptus Sage (aromatherapy line - pillow mist) Cedar Ylang Ylang  (aromatherapy line - pillow mist) Lavender Vanilla  (aromatherapy line - pillow mist)   4.  Autumn/Fall scents I love:   Resins, woods, cloves, roses, vanillas. Ones I dislike:  dirt, leaves, apples, most fruits, most florals Are they different for home vs body & bath??  I'm more forgiving for bath scents but still have pretty much the same preferences.   Pickier on home because of my respiratory issues.   5:  If I were to make you a set of arm warmers/ fingerless mitts, what color(s) & style would you like?  Gothy.  Black/Purple or Black/White stripes Long or short?  Medium   6.  I'm going to Disneyworld in late September! I'll be going to all four parks and attending both the Not-So-Scary Halloween Bash and Epcot's Food and Wine Festival. Is there ANYTHING from Disney that you would like? Is there something you collect that perhaps you'd enjoy a Disney version of (tea, socks, enamel pins, plushies etc etc etc)??? Take me with you!    Anything and everything NMBC (not socks though since I have huge feet.)     7.  I make lightweight hairfalls- would you be interested in some? Either to incorporate into a costume or just for your own year-round use? If so, name your colors and preferred length, and if you have any fiber allergies you want me to take note of! I have some hairfalls and never ever wear them (nor do I even leave the house most of the time) so would be wasted on me right now.     8.  I am going to Dragon Con for the first time! Which of these BPALs do you want? If they have Snake Milk or anything else on my BPAL wish list, I'm game but no peaches please.   9-16 are my questions   17.  How do you feel about raisin in baked goods?  It kind of depends on the baked good?  Oatmeal raisin cookies - yes.  Those bread rolls that are shaped like muffins from sbux?  yes.  Other things, not so sure.   18.  Lego? If so, what types, minifigures? Not really my thing.   19.  Favorite spooky fictional characters? Jack and Zero?   Demogorgon?   Hot vampires?   Goblin King?   Ringwraiths?  (Is Bad Horse spooky?)     20.  Luvmilks seasonal goodies are out! What scents and formats appeal to you, my little pumpkin?   https://www.luvmilk.com/mm2022.html#/ Dusting Powder:  Scarecrow with Girlfriend or Lover Bath Milk or Salts, Sugar Scrub, :  Clown with Girlfriend, Pegasus with Girlfriend, Scarecrow with Girlfriend or Lover   And I always adore their lip balm in Baby Bat and Aphrodite's Altar.   21.  Would you like a Pyrex 4-cup Nightmare Before Christmas bowl with lid?   (Can also get Star Wars and various Disney ones.) I have enough of the 4 cup and 7 cup but I'd love one of the rectangular ones if you can find it!  (and I love pyrex 4 cup with bats!!)   22.  August Tea's fall sale starts tomorrow, 20% off everything on the site with code FALL20.  Is there anything you would like to try, my Pumpkin?  https://august.la/ OMG YES.  I have all kinds of wishes from here under my amazon beverage list.  And I have a "permanent" 20% off in the Summer Swap spreadsheet under offerings, you have to sign up with their email and they'll send you a coupon.   23.  I grow lots of different herbs and I'm dehydrating loads of them right now, are you possibly interested in: catnip, sage (culinary and/or purple), oregano (Greek and/or purple), rosemary, plantain herb, chives, celery, licorice mint, lovage leaf, mugwort, mint, spearmint, chives, borage leaf, blackberry leaf, raspberry leaf, comfrey, lemon balm, or others?   I would love everything except catnip, mugwort, and lemon balm.   24.  My peacock is molting his tail feathers, would you like some? I have a ton from you but will always take more!   25.  I'm learning embroidery. Is there a simple motif or symbol (like a pumpkin, a black cat, flowers, spider web…) you might like hand embroidered? BAT... or pibble.   26.  Would you like either a basket or a tablemat (that works as a place to put hot dishes as well as being decorative). I make both from fabric wrapped rope that is sewn together.  Could be a bread/rolls basket, a yarn bowl for knitting or crochet, or a big flat mat. Yes!!!  Either or both.  Preference to basket if just one.   27.  I'm taking a trip to New Orleans, anything you'd like food or souvenir-wise?  Allll of the food.  I love me some crawfish etouffee or crawfish po boys from N'awlins.  Everything from Cafe du Monde (beignets probably don't ship well tho.)   I would totally want a Cafe du Monde mug if they were at least 18oz but I only see 11oz on their website.  Oh wait!  They have a "Colossal Mug" that is 24oz!  (I would use it for soup!)   Cafe du Monde coffee & chicory coffee PODS!!!  YES!!!  Also  I like the "coffee and beignet" magnet, patio and awning magnet, or the Fleur de Lis magnet.   Creamy or chewy pralines, cuccia chocolates... !   Also would totally take some Mam Papaul's red bean seasoning mix, king cake mix, gumbo mix, jambalaya mix...  Some kind of fun green hot sauce!   Voodoo doll, gris gris bag, candles, etouffee or fun cajun spices, local artwork or jewelry, post cards...    28.  Are your booklists linked somewhere, and up to date?  Link to my amazon book wish list is in my signature under wish list / SW help.  Books aren't really a priority unless I have them listed as "highest priority".
  29.  Do you have fur kids and would they like treats as well??  My spoiled dogs always love treats.  Prefer USA made / grain free.   If you're in the Seattle area, I am almost out of my Mud Bay bulk cookies (grain free, all kinds!) and would love more.  Or a GC to Mud Bay.   30.  Do you have any interest in trying my infused moonshine whiskey? I've been thinking of experimenting with autumn spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove) and maybe a chocolate chai.  Of course!!  Nom!   31.  Any interest in spooky shape wax melts in your favorite candle scents? (What are your favorite candle scents?) Sure!  Probably vanillas, marshmallow, patchouli, clove... same as perfume scents too.  I used to have a spiced plum candle I adored.  I like men's/unisex fragrances in candles as well, like Drakkar Noir, CK1, CKB.  Nostalgic.   Witches Brew from Yankee is one of my favorite scents!    I probably have candle and melt scents on my wishlist (under PBSW), etsy lists, maybe amazon fragrance list, and up above under the Bath & Bodyworks question since I liked some of their candle scents this year.   32.  How about lotion bars? I like the concept but I never use them and they end up going bad.      33.  Bird and Blend Tea Co. just came out with their Autumnal tea drop! Anything look good to you? (Also, if you're not a pumpkin-y person I invite you to explore their other offerings, cause everything they do is magical) Check 'em out: https://www.birdandblendtea.us I already have ALL the Bird & Blend on my amazon beverages wishlist.     Love love love!  (For the autumn season, maybe the sticky pumpkin chai, campfires & vampires?)   34.  Do you need any BPAL storage?  Bottles?  Imps? Nope.  I have extra now because of all of my destashing.   35.  Does anything catch your eye from my local tea purveyors? https://www.fridaytea.com/ (I hope they make more Womb of Doom soon!) or https://perennialtearoom.com/ I think I have everything I want from Friday Tea.  I'd take things from Perennial Tearoom!  Smoky Russian Caravan, Almond Sugar Cookie, Vanilla Cream, Hot Cinnamon Spice (although really, could it be better than Harney & Son's??  I would have to pit them against each other), Ginger Peach, Northwest Blackberry, Seattle Chai, Lapsang Souchong, maybe the Turkish Blend?      36.  Can you use a mug?  What kind/size do you like? I prefer mugs with a lid (to keep out dog hair and small flying things) or soup bowl sized ones (for soup.)  I have some on my amazon wishlists.  I also collect the Starbucks City Mugs (demitasse size or full size.)   If a mug isn't at least 18 oz, I'm not really interested, lol.  (but the demitasse size take up less room and are easier to display.)   37.  One of my favorite Etsy chandlers is having a sale, anything catch your feathery fancy?  https://www.etsy.com/shop/TeresaLynnsSimpleLux I still love super highly scented candles that absolutely REEK and waft fragrance while they're burning and also wax melts.    I have a couple of electric wax burners.   *  Clove Cigarettes *  Dragon's Blood *  Saffron Perique *  Sisters of the Moon *  Headache --- I just don't have the energy to go through each of their candle scents individually and they didn't think to put them all in the photos or anything.   38.  Does anything appeal from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween Update? I just placed my order, so I can add-on a treat or two for you until Monday night, September 12th! https://nocturnealchemy.com/collections/limited-collection  I am ordering Googly Bat, Vintage Werewolf, and the Sommeil but I added others to my Wishlist / SW Help.  I would love Neon Wolf,and/or Neon Vampiress and lots of decants!   39.  Quick question - If I were ordering some marmalade or other jammy things, would you be interested in any of the following?  Orange Marmalade, Blood Orange Marmalade, or whole fruit jams in strawberry, peach, current, or triple berry? I have peach and strawberry so maybe triple berry, currant, or blood orange marmalade?   40.  For decor what general Halloween style is preferred? Traditional, cute spooky, dark and gothic, horror, etc? More descriptive the better!! I don't actually decorate for Halloween, I just have kind of the same decor all year round that includes skeletal creatures, skeletal/NMBC themed kitchen set (when I don't live with other people anyway like right now I am living with family), bats everywhere, black and white Brian Serway artwork on the walls, Gideon/Harrow/Nona large prints (that need frames, lol!), Black/Grey/White marble (and wood painted to look like marble in those colors), granite grey desk, gargoyles/grotesques, cthulhu (I have the cutest little purple Cthulhu amigurumi from a Switch Witch!)   I also have things like Krampus, Labyrinth, NMBC, etc. Funko Pops, would love Demogorgon things, Black Philip, etc.  Also Unicorns and Equines (Friesians!) but spooky dark versions, so Kelpies and things too.  Like Abigail Larson / Iren Horrors artwork vibe with rich darker jewel tones (I have a Iren Horror's Hecate print as a phone case (from society6.) or Brian Serway's bats/equines/crows vibe.)   (Of the ones he has available right now, I have Dusk Mother, Nightbringer, No Nightmares, The Fox & the Crow.)    https://www.etsy.com/shop/BrianSerwayArt?  or https://bserway.com  so ... yeah.   I like jewel toned blues and purples (cool leaning) or rich cool leaning blackened reds or burgundys/wines as well for color pops.   Zero warm leaning colors like beige, orange, yellow, brown, etc.  (shudder)  I don't even really love orange pumpkins although I tolerate them for outside fall decor.    No inside though!!!   So kind of a goth/dark/but also some cute?         I love coffin shaped frames and shelves/trays, bat shaped bowls/tray/shelves/key hooks (I'd LOVE an iron/metal bat with spread wings and little dips from his wings as hooks if that makes sense!  I have an octopus one right now that I hang necklaces and other things on.)  I have an altar for Hecate with a bone colored statue, iron cauldron, chalice, etc.  I'd love to have more altar space someday, I kind of took over St. Expedite's spot in the main house (sorry Expedite!)     Someday I hope to have a "map room" where I have large posters of maps from all of my favorite fantasies, like Middle Earth, Narnia, Four Corners of Civilization, Tamriel, Hyrule, Randland, etc.  But not anytime soon unfortunately.  It would probably also be the gaming room for tabletop and RPG.   41.  (please read in thread as it's rather long)  Are you interested in anything from Solstice Scents? https://www.solsticescents.com I would love to try a sample of the Estate Amber!  I wouldn't say no to the Lavender Vanilla Glissade.     42.  Do you have a strong preference for whether packages are numbered 1-13, thus curating your experience somewhat, or do you prefer the random draw method where you can follow your whims and open in whatever order you choose? Whatever is easier for my sender!  

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2022 This is Halloween answered questions

1.  Cellar Door just posted their Halloween goodies - I love their scents, soaps and candles - which of these might you fancy? https://cellardoorbathsupply.com/collections/halloween-fall-collection?  I'd REALLY like to try the Once Bitten soap and/or candles!!   Also Black No. 1, Sanderson Spice, Zombie Repellent, Lavender Pumpkin, , Michigan Moonglow, Graveyard Smash.  From their permanent collection, Sex Machine,  Tickled Pink (soon to be retired!!)   2.  If you'd like handmade knit items, are you good with soft wools or do you prefer acrylic only?    zomg, no acrylic unless for amigurumi.  I love merino, merino silk, merino cashmere..    2a. Are there any items you'd love for fall/halloweenie? (Ie mittens, hat, fingerless mitts, cowl, legwarmers) I always love fingerless mitts but I have really large hands so using stretchy cast ons and bind offs is a must!    I like double length cowls, shawlettes, etc.  Please look at my ravelry "make for me" bundle to get ideas. -- the gnomes and foxes are for my mom.  (I don't like traditional triangular shawls unless they are super special (like the bat and unicorn shadow knits or double knitting) and I don't wear hats except newsboy type caps with a brim or maybe some huge gothy sun hats.)   3.  Anyone fancying the new Paintbox Soapworks or Witch Baby Soap Halloween launches? I haven't looked at PBSW yet but I have a wishlist of their normal things and summer things.  I know nothing about Witch Baby Soap and I'm super picky about soap because my hands are super dry. edit:  I looked a PBSW and unfortunately most of their halloween stuff has at least one death note in each offering.   (I don't love coffee scented things or most floral, fruit, or dirt.) edit:  I looked at Witch Baby and I would be down with trying their bath potions, bath salts, bath bombs, hand sanitizer, hand salve, soap, scrubs, face mask, body butter (sample size?) etc. in any of my note preferred scents.  Here is what caught my eye:  (lots in case some sell out) Astrology Black Mass Charity Cord Cutter Dragon's Blood Gossip Stopper Hex Breaker Holy Smokes (bath potion) Initiation Laid out in Lavender Left Hand Bath Lunar Tide (face mask) Moon, The (face mask) Morpheus face soap Old Wise Man Psychic (anything, including hand sanitizer) Queen of Hearts (face mask) Rune Stone Salt of Venus (bath salt) Seance Seven Salts (bath salt) Virgo Birthday Cake     4.  Would you be interested in an adult Halloween coloring book? I recently backed on kickstarter for one by a local gothic art market near me and it's due in during the swap period. No thank you.  My hands and fingers do not love coloring.   
  5.  What are some OCYL brands you've been wanting to dabble in? NAVA is my go to right now (but mostly vanillas, ambers, roses, musks, patchoulis.)  I would like try Cellar Door candles!  I've tried their soap and it was pretty fabulous (just the sample bars) so I'd love some full sized.  I'm open to try other OCYL brands for scrubs and bath products (but maybe not perfume) as long as sulfate, silicon, paraben, phthalate, etc. free.   6.  I am working on making bath bombs.  Would you be willing to try my creations?    Of course as long as they are sulfate, silicon, paraben, phthalate, etc. free.
6a.  How about wax tarts?    Of course!
6b. What type of scents do you favor?  I have covered this pretty thoroughly in my profile, SW help, and questionnaire I think!

7.  What kinds of home smell good things do you like? (I.e. incense, candles, wax melts, felt scent balls, essential oils, linen spray) Low smoke incense, high quality candles and wax melts, essential oils, linen & atmosphere spray, dryer scent balls, rose beads, car fresheners of all kinds, soap in with my shirts and socks and unmentionables, scent beads in little jars... I mean, if it smells good, I am HERE for it.  (I just have to make sure it doesn't set off my allergies or respiratory issues.)   8.  would you like anything from the bath and bodyworks Halloween line?    I really wanted their bat wallflower night light!  (I have a haunted house one from them.)   BUT I went into the store and my store had a really cool Raven (on a blue/gray pumpkin) wallflower night light!!!   I want it!!  I also sniffed all the things and added what I like to my amazon fragrance wishlist.  I was really happy to see that all of the aromatherapy body care is now made without sulfates, parabens, or artificial dyes.  I also saw a sign that their soaps are there too.  I hope the rest of their body care gets there.   So anyway, I would gratefully accept car scent refills (and I love the crescent moon car scent holder), wall flower refills (and the raven wallflower), pillow mists (the aromatherapy line), candles, and fragrance mists or spray perfume.  And antibac.     So here is my scent list:  Dark Amber & Oud (candle) Vanilla bean (candle) Pumpkin Bonfire (this totally smells like CLOVE.  which is hilarious because their "pumpkin clove" scent smells like cinnamon.)  (candle or wall flower) Warm Vanilla Sugar (wall flower) Vanilla Birch (wall flower) Enchanted Candy Potion (spray, wall flower, anti bac) Vampire Blood (car scent, anti bac) Into the Night (soap, mist, or spray perfume) Eucalyptus Sage (aromatherapy line - pillow mist) Cedar Ylang Ylang  (aromatherapy line - pillow mist) Lavender Vanilla  (aromatherapy line - pillow mist)   9.  Do you have any interest in spooky squishmallows?  YES ALL THE SPOOKY THINGS.  Especially bats.  I think their Plague Doctor is cute too.  Or am I thinking of Squishables?  Cthulhu always accepted.   Black Philip.  Baphomet.   10.  Would you enjoy spooky stationary?  I would love spooky stickers and blank cards with cute spooky artwork!  And some good quality ball point or gel pens.   11.  I know a lot of us are witchy and have deeply held beliefs about the materials we use as part of our practice. If you're one of those individuals, are there certain herbs, crystals, etc that you do not want to receive?  I can't think of any.   I'm set for smoke type sticks (we made our own with mugwort and lavender) but if you make them too, I would love one!  I don't need tumbled rocks / crystals and I'm probably set for small obsidian pebbles but I can always use palm stones / worry stones, beads, scrying mirrors, towers, orbs, etc.   12.  When you have a distinct preference for one holiday over another, What are some cross over items that actually work for both?  All of Nightmare before Christmas?  *head tilt*  I keep my Halloween stuff up all year so prefer things like NMBC, bats, corvids, gargoyles, skulls/skeletons and not things like witches, ghosts, zombies, pumpkins.  Oh, now that I read the question in the forum I see - between Halloween and Fall.  For me they are pretty much one in the same!  *grin*      13.  One question (that is actually several questions) -- Local honey?  YES ALL THE LOCAL UNPASTUERIZED HONEY!  (we make mead, so seriously -- all the honey.  Like there is never enough honey -- but I really don't want honey that is pasteurized or from grocery stores as imported honey is not checked by FDA and is often loaded with nastiness like antibiotics or other gross things and/or is fake.  Honey is one of the THIRD most faked products besides milk and olive oil and over a third of honey in US grocery stores has pollen filtered out and/or has other undeclared things added, like corn syrup or beet syrup.  Laboratories have figured out how to modify high fructose corn syrup to look like honey!)  SO LET'S SUPPORT OUR LOCAL BEEKEEPERS!!!   13a. Infused/flavored honey?  YES 13b. Local infused/flavored honey with Southwest notes (jalapeno, other pepper, mesquite, acacia)? YES   14.  Does anything from JiJi Knight spark your interest? https://jijiknight.com/  Not my style, sorry!   15.  Any spooky/weenie DVDs you're missing and would like in your collection? NMBC? the Crow? An old Hammer film? Dark Shadows? The Omen? Sleepy Hallow?...? I have a DVD/Blu-Ray wishlist on Amazon but I don't think any are especially spooky.  I really do most of my watching as streaming since I don't have a blu-ray / dvd player in my room.  16.  Dang (or good!), another serious question -- Shampoo and/or conditioner bars and if so, for what type of hair (dry, fine, oily, curly, normal)? I like shampoo and conditioner bars and other naked bath products.  I have fine straight hair that is going grey and hopefully will be colored again soonish.  Volume boost is my favorite.  No sulfates, etc.  please.  (curse LUSH for having sulfates in their shampoo bars!!)   17.  I just got the email that the Ectogasm Halloween Collection is live. Does anything interest you? https://www.ectogasm.net/collections/halloween I have some of their things on my etsy wishlist!   Bats, obviously.  Carpe Noctem.  Red Rose Planchette.  Winged skull washi tape!  Moon and Roses stained glass sun catcher.  Miskatonic University pin.     18.  On a scale from Paprika Is a Heatwave to Let Me Eat a Peck of Pickled Ghost Chiles, how spicy is too spicy, and how spicy is just right? Jalapeno and Smoked Jalapeno (Chipotle) are my favs.  I go through the tabasco sauces of those two like water!  We make candied jalapenos and I have lots of chipotle powder and dried jalapeno and such.  Would be up for trying hot sauces similar!  (I have Yellowbird Jalapeno sauce and the Trader Joes jalapeno sauce.)     19.  I make lightweight hairfalls- would you be interested in some? Either to incorporate into a costume or just for your own year-round use? If so, name your colors and preferred length, and if you have any fiber allergies you want me to take note of! I have some hairfalls and never ever wear them (nor do I even leave the house most of the time) so would be wasted on me right now.     20:  If I were to make you a set of arm warmers/ fingerless mitts, what color(s) & style would you like?  Gothy.  Black/Purple or Black/White stripes Long or short?  Medium   21.  Homemade canned and baked and concocted goodies? Any aversions?  Bring 'em on!  (I don't like Okra so no canned okra please.)   22.  If I could make you some of my fudge, what would you prefer?   ALL OF THEM.  And the Penuche without nuts.   23.  Are you open to trying different indie perfume houses if I find a scent that I think you'd enjoy? Maybe if it's in an atomizer?  I haven't had good luck with most indie perfumers besides NAVA and BPAL, and BPAL is starting to not work on me (probably because of all of the medication I have to take.)   24.  I love making stickers!! If I could design you some stickers, what would you love to have? It could be halloween themed or not! My art style is a bit simplistic, cartoony, and cutesy, I usually draw fairies but last year I did a swap on reddit and made someone a bunch of halloween dog stickers lol. (Sidenote: They probably won't be waterproof, but they're glossy vinyl!) Bats!  And my dogs or pigs would be cool.   25.  I've got a bunch of small round labels perfect for bpal 5ml label lid art! Name your top 5-10 scents that you'd love to have lid art made for! Just as a fun little extra in your package if desired  (Could also work for other companies with lids just like the BPAL bottles) Eternal Ankh, Lavender Dolphin, Snake Oil, Satyr, Foxes with Sweaters and Scarves, Unicorns & Stars, Vampire Rose Bat, Vampire Vanilla Bat, Polychrome, Tomb of the Undead   26.  I'm going to Disneyworld in late September! I'll be going to all four parks and attending both the Not-So-Scary Halloween Bash and Epcot's Food and Wine Festival. Is there ANYTHING from Disney that you would like? Is there something you collect that perhaps you'd enjoy a Disney version of (tea, socks, enamel pins, plushies etc etc etc)??? Take me with you!    Anything and everything NMBC (not socks though since I have huge feet.)     27.  Would you like any decor from Say Target, Homewood, or William and Sonoma? I have lots of ideas for decor on my amazon lists under furniture & home, everyday is halloween, etc.  so if you see something you think I'd like, go for it!  Preferably nothing orange/gold/bronze.  (I do silver toned or black metals, otherwise purple, black, jewel toned blues (no navy), grey, black & white, cool leaning burgundy/dark reds.)     28.  I am going to Dragon Con for the first time! Which of these BPALs do you want?  If they have Snake Milk or anything else on my BPAL wish list, I'm game but no peaches please.   29.  But, I am going to Dragon Con this weekend. Is there anything you would like? Lab wise or just general geekery I'm sure there are tons of things sold at the conventions that I would adore but I'll leave it up to your judgement!  I used to get a lot of jewelry at cons back in the day.     *skipping 30-37 because I asked those*   38.  I make specialty simple syrups. You can use them in teas or cocktails (and desserts).  How do you feel about a Hibiscus simple syrup? I use 2 ounce bottles for these so its just a fun amount.  Yum!!!   39.  Format for tea? e.g. teabag vs loose I prefer loose but sometimes I can only get teabags so those are ok as well.  (also tea pods for k-cup machines.)   40.  Do you like spooky themed tights? If so, what are your measurements? No tights please.   41.  Pls post your book wishlist! It's on Amazon, link is under SW help.  I only do epub/mobi (I guess kindle is changing to epub soon, so that is preferable) and I get so many books from the library that I only want the HIGH and HIGHEST priority -- OR if one of the discworlds goes on sale for $1 or something.  I pre-ordered Nona the Ninth kindle but I would love the whole Locked Tomb series on audiobook!   42.  Would you like to receive a 2D collage art piece? What overall vibe would you be into? (spooky, autumnal, whimsical, eerie, lovely, occult, bizarre, smutty etc.?) I'm not sure I'm super into collage but if it's gargoyles/grotesques/bats/ravens and mostly black/white/purple, it could be ok?  (Having a hard time envisioning.)   43.  Do you like rocks/gemstone jewelry? Prefer polished/smooth rocks or raw/rough? Any favorite stones, rocks, colors that you'd like? I don't really wear jewelry right now, but I'd love some stretchy gemstone bracelets to use as shawl fasteners.  I have a bunch on my amazon jewelry list to give you an idea of stones I like.  I also love palm stones, worry stones, pocket pebbles, towers, orbs... I mostly like shiny unless geode or pretty crystal structure.  Charging slabs are good too.  I could use a much larger piece of Auralite 23 and I always love Aqua Aura.  Blues, purples, blacks, greys, or for purpose/intent.     44.  Any interest in the August releases that got announced today? https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-tag/august-2022/ Unfortunately, yes!   Ceres (decant), Charcoal Champa Resin Tobacco (decant or bottle), Empowering (TAL, decant or bottle), Forge of Vulcan (decant), Lavender Buttercream (bottle), Moon when the Cherries Turn Black (BOTTLE!).   I might end up ordering the lunacy and lavender buttercream if they don't sell out before I get some $$$.     45.  Luvmilks seasonal goodies are out! What scents and formats appeal to you, my little pumpkin?   https://www.luvmilk.com/mm2022.html#/ Dusting Powder:  Scarecrow with Girlfriend or Lover Bath Milk or Salts, Sugar Scrub, :  Clown with Girlfriend, Pegasus with Girlfriend, Scarecrow with Girlfriend or Lover   And I always adore their lip balm in Baby Bat and Aphrodite's Altar.   46.  Would you like a Pyrex 4-cup Nightmare Before Christmas bowl with lid?   (Can also get Starwars and various Disney ones.) I have enough of the 4 cup and 7 cup but I'd love one of the rectangular ones if you can find it!  (and I love pyrex 4 cup with bats!!)   47.  August Tea's fall sale starts tomorrow, 20% off everything on the site with code FALL20.  Is there anything you would like to try, my Pumpkin? https://august.la/ OMG YES.  I have all kinds of wishes from here under my amazon beverage list.   48.  I've recently taken up embroidery, would you like a small (I embroider on 4" hoops) embroidered piece? What sort of design would you like? BAT... or pibble.   (NAIL POLISH - covered in questionnaire I think??)   49.  Would you like either a basket or a tablemat (that works as a place to put hot dishes as well as being decorative). Yes!!!  Either or both.  Preference to basket if just one.   50.  I'm going to the farmer's market tomorrow, and there are lots of great vendors. Would you be interested in soap or chapstick or bath/body products?  Whatever you think I might love!   51.  Would you be interested in a tumbler like these? If so, what theme would you like it to be? Glitter or no glitter? What color do you want the liquid to be or would you prefer the blood drip look?  Pass, thank you!   52.  How do you feel about ribbons?  Is there anything in particular you are looking for if you'd want some?  What about ribbon remnants?  Colors/textures? I don't really use ribbons but thank you!   53.  Would you be interested in any skincare items?  Anything you would not want? Ummm anything that's in my bath/fragrance/whatever amazon wish list or similar!  (no sulfates, parabens, ptha-mumble-ates)   54.  Is anyone else interested in the latest Sphere & Sundry release? https://sphereandsundry.com/offerings/bpals-of-exalted-venus-ii/ Or other S&S offerings? Always!  Anything you think I'd like.   55.  Do you have any interest in trying my infused moonshine whiskey? I've been thinking of experimenting with autumn spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove) and maybe a chocolate chai.  Of course!!  Nom!     56.  Any interest in spooky shape wax melts in your favorite candle scents? (What are your favorite candle scents?) Sure!  Probably vanillas, marshmallow, patchouli, clove... same as perfume scents too.  I used to have a spiced plum candle I adored.  I like men's/unisex fragrances in candles as well, like Drakkar Noir, CK1, CKB.  Nostalgic.   Witches Brew from Yankee is one of my favorite scents!    I probably have candle and melt scents on my wishlist (under PBSW), etsy lists, maybe amazon fragrance list, and up above under the Bath & Bodyworks question since I liked some of their candle scents this year.   57.  How about lotion bars? I like the concept but I never use them and they end up going bad.     58.  Bird and Blend tea just did their Autumn drop! Anything look good to you? https://www.birdandblendtea.us  (Also, if you're not a pumpkin person, I invite you to check out the rest of their offerings, which are always exceptional!)     I already have ALL the Bird & Blend on my amazon beverages wishlist.     Love love love!  (For the autumn season, maybe the sticky pumpkin chai, campfires & vampires?)  And Butter Brew!     59.  Arcana Craves halloween drop! Anything catching your eye?  https://arcanacraves.com/ No, I don't do Arcana much anymore, thank you.   60.  I feel like with some of the witchy/seasonal stuff it might be helpful to know everyone's signs.  If you're interested in that kind of thing, what's your sign?  Virgo   61.  Would you like anything from The Pickety Witch? (I'm going to the Vegas Oddities and Curiosities Expo next weekend, and she's vending there, so it may not matter if an item is in stock or not on the website!) https://www.thepicketywitch.com/ UM YES OMG THE BABY GOAT PLUSHIES  BAPHY in purple or black!  Plus I have had their Black Philip pin on my etsy wishlist for years, I'm glad to see they've expanded and now have their own website and a larger line of things!   PINS in no particular order:   Learning to Summon, Harvest Crow, Demon Cat, Unicorn of the Forbidden Forest, Peony Witch Hat, Witch Boots, Ghost Goat.   (her bats have dangling things on them which to my autistic self is a big NOPE.)   Only silver ones though?  I didn't realize some are rose gold or copper or other colors.   62.  so these nail polishes keep showing up on my instagram and they are kinda vampy--do you wear polish and do any of these float your boat?  NOTE I have never worn Holo Taco stuff so cannot vouch for quality just the vibes are super witchy 🙂 https://www.holotaco.com/collections/dark-rainbow-collection I haven't actually painted even my toes for over a year so I'm going to say no.   63.  Favorite bands/artists? Perhaps you'd be interested in a DIY patch to sew onto your jacket/pants/bag or maybe pins or a sticker or anything DIY-ish? I don't wear a jacket or coat that you can sew things onto or carry any bags.  Or wear pants much, haha.  (PJ's forever!)   So I'm going to say no.   64.   Is there anything from Lush you are coveting?  Their halloweenie stuff is out here: https://www.lushusa.com/halloween/?cgid=halloween&pmid=604&start=0&sz=28 I have my LUSH wishes on my Amazon bath & beauty & fragrance list.     65.   sock dreams?  yea or nay?  Anything in particular catch your eyes? Keep in mind that I only wear socks literally maybe once or twice a year in the winter when I am forced to actually leave the house to go somewhere (feeding animals doesn't count because I just slip on lined boots without socks.)  But I do have sock dreams wishes on my Wishlist / SW help.   66.   https://rockytopsoap.com   Do you have any interest in these? Star Anise lip balm.  Maybe the most moisturizing?  (Triple butter, oatmeal, avocado.)   67.   Nocturne Alchemy just dropped their Halloween 2022 limited collection! I am popping in here to see if anything would strike the fancy of my pumpkin? 😁 https://nocturnealchemy.com/collections/limited-collection/products/new-halloween-2022-limited-collection I am ordering Googly Bat, Vintage Werewolf, and the Sommeil but I added others to my Wishlist / SW Help.  I especially want Neon Wolf, and Neon Vampiress and lots of decants!   68.  Here's a question... there's sooooooo many on here about tea but for my fellow coffee gals... do you prefer whole bean or ground??  if there's a choice how do you like your coffee ground?? I don't know where any of my coffee makers are right now (french press or toddy, that's all I really use) so I'm using my parent's keurig.   So, kcups.     I mean, I *do* know where my grinder is and I could do the self made k-cups, but it's unlikely I would actually do it since it seems like someone is always in the way.   69.  Look at Cat Coven's site and tell me what you see that appeals - she is one of my favorite Halloweeny artists, and makes awesome things. I like supporting her work. https://www.catcoven.com/collections/new-arrivals I used to have things from Cat Coven on one of my amazon lists but I can't remember off the top of my head what it was.  I don't use patches and their "curious wanderer" pin (and dragon) are gold colored, puke.   I do love the Fantasy Creatures (x-ray) pillow case.  And Metamorphosis (lavender.)     70.  Are you interested in any art supplies? If so, what kinds and colours? Right now I think I'm good really except for maybe some cool findings in end caps but I don't know exactly what size I need so I suck, sorry.
71.  What are your fave smells for incense, and do you have a preference for format (cones, stick, loose without needing charcoal, loose that needs charcoal)? Same as my fave smells for everything else really?   Vanilla, Nag Champa, Rose, Sandalwood, Dragon's Blood -- I have some incense on my fragrance wishlist.  I love blends too?  I just need low smoke if possible, or I'll have to burn it outside.  I love resins and loose incense for charcoal but I rarely use it because of the smoke involved, only in the fall, winter, or spring when I can be outside without roasting or being eaten by bugs.   (I guess that's coming up!!)  I really need more SAND for my charcoal!!   The darn dogs spilled my last bit of sand that was in my burner.  I'd love red, black, purple, or white sand.
72.  Anything catch your eye from this super cool queer creepy-cute style UK artist? https://www.abprallen.co.uk/ too pastel!  Do not like the colors.  Sorry.   73.  Pls say more about your book preferences if you haven't already! Esp. regarding fiction. The only books I would SUPER love are Seanan Maguire's new October Daye book (Be the Serpent) on kindle, and OMG THE GOLDEN ENCLAVES coming out later this month on kindle.  Or the Locked Tomb series on audio (I already have the kindle books for all three - Gideon, Harrow, and Nona - so I can buy the audible books for $7.95 each and I'm not sure if someone else can buy them for you, so a GC would work best in this regard probably?)            

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2022 13 Nights of Halloween Master Question List

1.  Would you like anything from Paintbox Soapworks Halloween line? https://paintboxsoapworks.com/new-limited-edition/2022-weenie-collection/   2.  Do you have any interest in Halloween or spooky squishmallows?   3.  Anything from Bath & Bodyworks Halloween Line?    4.  Autumn/Fall scents I love:   Ones I dislike:   My lovelies, what about you?  Are they different for home vs body & bath??    5.  I make things from old sweaters. If I were to make you a set of arm warmers/ fingerless mitts, what color(s) & style? Options- Long or short? Solid - one fabric Stripes- bands of colors sewn together- like fun black & red, black & purple etc.  I currently have some nice cashmeres.   6.  I'm going to Disneyworld in late September! I'll be going to all four parks and attending both the Not-So-Scary Halloween Bash and Epcot's Food and Wine Festival. Is there ANYTHING from Disney that you would like? Is there something you collect that perhaps you'd enjoy a Disney version of (tea, socks, enamel pins, plushies etc etc etc)???

7.  I make lightweight, doll-like hairfalls out of things like silk ribbon and yarn. Would you like some, either to incorporate into your costume or just for personal year-round use? If so, name your colors, length and any fibers you could have an allergy to.   8.  I am going to Dragon Con for the first time! Which of these BPALs do you want? https://us4.campaign-archive.com/?u=50266fc02a3b75767125e0ed2&id=9bf4d797e8   9.  Would you be interested in a bag like we sell in our etsy shop?    https://twinklentwilight.etsy.com - if so, but you don't see fabric you like maybe link to some photos of fabric you like? - we can do small box bags or pencil / cosmetic / notions type bags too.  or with a drawstring on top instead of a zipper. - you don't HAVE to use them just for knitting/crochet, you can use them for cross stitch or even not as project bags.   10.  If you are a yarnie, are you interested in a ceramic yarn bowl?  I have an extra Harry Potter (I know, I know) one from Lennymud that I bought before the whole JKR debacle and it didn't profit her in any form anyway.  I believe it's Gryffindor themed.   11.  If you are a yarnie, I'd love to gift some yarn from my stash so give me an idea of colors / weight / material / yardage you'd like.     12.  Are you interested in trying some of our "thunder butter"?  It's like tiger balm or icy hot, but with herbs, beeswax, cayenne or ghost pepper, menthol, wintergreen.  cbd version or no?   13.  I need to inventory our canned goods but do you like things like peach jam, cardamom plum jam, peach butter, plum butter, pickles, applesauce with nothing added, applesauce with red hots, dried apples or pears, bread and butter pickles, dill pickles, blackberry jam, huckleberry jam, candied jalapenos?     14.  Any interest in things from our garden like dried mint, catnip, lavender, rose petals, dill weed or dill seeds, sage, rue, mugwort, rosemary?   15.  How about alcoholic things like rose petal liqueur, lavender vanilla bean liqueur, various flavors of mead (chocolate orange, strawberry mango, whatever my son is making)?   16.  Pumpkin bread or zucchini bread?  How about blueberry zucchini bread with a lemon glaze?     17.  How do you feel about raisin in baked goods?    18.  Lego? If so, what types, minifigures?   19.  Favorite spooky fictional characters?   20.  Luvmilk's seasonal goodies are out.  What would you like?   https://www.luvmilk.com/mm2022.html#/   21.  Would you like a Pyrex 4-cup Nightmare Before Christmas bowl with lid?   (Can also get Star Wars and various Disney ones.)   22.  August Tea's fall sale starts tomorrow, 20% off everything on the site with code FALL20.  Is there anything you would like to try, my Pumpkin?  https://august.la/   23.  I grow lots of different herbs and I'm dehydrating loads of them right now, are you possibly interested in: catnip, sage (culinary and/or purple), oregano (Greek and/or purple), rosemary, plantain herb, chives, celery, licorice mint, lovage leaf, mugwort, mint, spearmint, chives, borage leaf, blackberry leaf, raspberry leaf, comfrey, lemon balm, or others?    24.  My peacock is molting his tail feathers, would you like some?   25.  I'm learning embroidery. Is there a simple motif or symbol (like a pumpkin, a black cat, flowers, spider web…) you might like hand embroidered?   26.   Would you like either a basket or a tablemat (that works as a place to put hot dishes as well as being decorative). I make both from fabric wrapped rope that is sewn together.  Could be a bread/rolls basket, a yarn bowl for knitting or crochet, or a big flat mat.   27.  I'm taking a trip to New Orleans, anything you'd like food or souvenir-wise?    28.  Are your booklists linked somewhere, and up to date? 
  29.  Do you have fur kids and would they like treats as well??    30.  Do you have any interest in trying my infused moonshine whiskey? I've been thinking of experimenting with autumn spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove) and maybe a chocolate chai.    31.  Any interest in spooky shape wax melts in your favorite candle scents? (What are your favorite candle scents?)   32.  How about lotion bars?   33.  Bird and Blend Tea Co. just came out with their Autumnal tea drop! Anything look good to you? (Also, if you're not a pumpkin-y person I invite you to explore their other offerings, cause everything they do is magical) Check 'em out: https://www.birdandblendtea.us   34.  Do you need any BPAL storage?  Bottles?  Imps?   35.  Does anything catch your eye from my local tea purveyors? https://www.fridaytea.com/ (I hope they make more Womb of Doom soon!) or https://perennialtearoom.com/   36.  Can you use a mug?  What kind/size do you like?   37.  One of my favorite Etsy chandlers is having a sale, anything catch your feathery fancy?  https://www.etsy.com/shop/TeresaLynnsSimpleLux   38.  NEW AND TIME-SENSITIVE QUESTION!
Does anything appeal from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween Update? I just placed my order, so I can add-on a treat or two for you until Monday night, September 12th! https://nocturnealchemy.com/collections/limited-collection    39.  Quick question - If I were ordering some marmalade or other jammy things, would you be interested in any of the following?  Orange Marmalade, Blood Orange Marmalade, or whole fruit jams in strawberry, peach, current, or triple berry?   40.  For decor what general Halloween style is preferred? Traditional, cute spooky, dark and gothic, horror, etc? More descriptive the better!!   41.  (please read in thread as it's rather long)  Are you interested in anything from Solstice Scents? https://www.solsticescents.com   42.  Do you have a strong preference for whether packages are numbered 1-13, thus curating your experience somewhat, or do you prefer the random draw method where you can follow your whims and open in whatever order you choose?      

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Summer Swap Sprite 2022 Master Question List

5/30/22    Does anything, scent and / or product-wise, catch your eye from the Haus of Gloi summer drop? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/summer) [you're free to pick stuff NOT from Summer as well, of course!  ]


Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#)     5/31/22   I recently discovered Khamila Luna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them?   is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?     do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest?    If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most?   Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic?   What's your favorite creature?   Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences?   I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there?   Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)?   Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences?   6/1/22   If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate?   Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period?   Anything you want from the UK?   Seeds, y/n?   Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner?   Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size?   Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have?   What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/   Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged?   I make arm warmers.  I make them from sweaters I thrifted.  They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors.  They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter. If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors.  Solids are more generally elegant, Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish.  Long?  Short?  Cashmere?  Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams.   6/2/22   PBSW Summer collection is live!!!  Anything catch your eye?   6/4/22   It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following?
  The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen)   Working Class Coffee   Philly Nuts   222 Creations   Carol's Epiphany   6/5/22     I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece?   If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee?   What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I like both styles for different reasons   6/6/22   Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?)   I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you? - If so, colors? I have various weights of wool, sport and dk cotton, cotton thread in 3/2 and 5/2, and light fingering weight bamboo rayon that dyes like a dream
My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin???   My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like?
https://www.garbageforgood.com/     6/8/22   Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it?   6/12/22   what do you think of plushies?   Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving?   Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin?   How many books is too many books?   6/13/22   I’m knitting up washcloths right now. Would you like some?
any spices you need/want?  I’m fleshing out a Penzey's order!!    your feelings on chocolate?  Milk chocolate, Dark chocolate, White chocolate? with or without nuts? How about truffly goodness?     6/17/22   Do you want anything for your vehicle? Like bumper stickers or magnets?   any interest in Japanese fashion-ish items? (kanzashi hair pins, and other things made form old kimono fabric, fans, tenugui, etc?)   6/21/22   Would you use cbd infused bath products? 
  What colors are your kitchen stuffs? 
  If I knitted up a scarf/shawl/something in the wearable area what colors would you like and please be pretty specific so I can see if my yarn stash makes this feasible (or if @twilighteyes or @winterblizzard has stash that does and I can barter) k please thanks    —->. One big box or a couple starting now??   How close to the final deadline would you prefer to receive your package?  Should we try to squeak as close to August 31st as humanly possible, or would it be okay to send the package earlier?   6/22/22   I am afraid to send chocolate in this heat.  What other things might you enjoy? Gourmet lollipops?  Handmade Marshmallows (not by me LOL)?  Flavored cotton candy? other ideas?   do you have any reservations about wearing leather, like in an accessory??    So I took a "viking knitting" class (which is really wire weaving) and can now make necklaces and bracelets.  Would you be interested in either one?  IF SO What color wire would you like?  (silver, gold, copper, blue, purple, yellow, green orange, black, turquoise, pink, so many colors.)   I have THIS PACK among others. What length would you want (on either or both?)   What kind of fasteners do you like best (lobster claw, toggle clasp, magnetic?) and color of fasteners?  (silver, gunmetal, copper, gold?)  - some of the toggle clasps come in cool shapes. Do you think a larger chunky one like a torc or a slimmer one?  I can draw the wire down to different sizes with my draw plate.   6/30/22   Does any August Uncommon black tea sound good to you?  (or any of their other tea as I now have 20% off coupons forever and will share!)   7/5/22   So apparently there's this cute little outdoor market here that sells locally made dishcloths and similar- would you be interested in having some tea towels or similar from Portugal, dear Spritz?   How much do you guys like hats?   7/10/22   Would you like some smallish bottles of Rose Petal Liqueur, Lavender Vanilla Bean Liqueur, or Plum Brandy?  (all homemade.)     7/22/22   Anything look appealing from the Nocturne Alchemy gemstone scent drop today?   How about the BPAL Dragon*Con Peaches?   7/29/22   Tea, coffee, sweets, biscuits, etc. from Europe.  Is there anything you would be interested in, sprite?   https://matreshkadeli.com   8/10/22   would you have any interest in receiving a vintage martini glass or two?   8/12/22   My peacock is shedding his feathers as the mating season has ended. Would you like some peacock feathers?   Also, I have loads of herbs right now and a dehydrator. Would you like any peppermint, spearmint, licorice mint, sage or oregano that I grew?   How about a few sprigs of fresh lavender?    

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2022 Summer Swap Sprite Answers

5/30/22    Does anything, scent and / or product-wise, catch your eye from the Haus of Gloi summer drop? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/summer) [you're free to pick stuff NOT from Summer as well, of course!  ] Marshmallow Rose summer refresher spray, summer whipped soap, summer sugar exfoliant, or bubbling scrub.   Chillaz or Buzz Off original summer refresher spray, 

Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#)   I have no idea what is available in Paris besides perfume and tea and I'm down for both!  (especially vanilla perfume!)    Oh!  La bien Aimee is in Paris (yarn!!! Purple speckles!!!)   For tea, Vanille, Rose, anything with Clove, anything with Anise, Smokey Lapsang or other Smokey tea.  Pretty much all of their black tea, kthx.  Violet could be fun too.  I like teas that will pair well with cream and honey.  (I do have Damman and Mariage Freres on my Amazon beverages list too!). Jasmine is always welcome.  I love most flavored black teas.   Maison Souquet candles (Tobacco!!!) are probably too expensive.  
  hot chocolate from Angelina? Chocolate in general.  Local candy or snacks?
  a bar of soap?   Or something from Buly 1803 or just made in France, indie small batch is always great.   authentic macarons?  Cheese?  Yeah, they probably wouldn't travel well.   something from an artist in montmarte?   anything gothy and local.  Buttons (wood, metal, carved, w/e), lace, ribbon?  
  any kind of cool French beauty products you think I'd like.   5/31/22   I recently discovered Khamila Luna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them? Maybe the creamy vanilla sugar scrub?  Some of the "men's" soap sounds nice but it would literally just go in my sock and underwear drawer.  (black musk / amber / tobacco / teakwood.)   is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?   Anything!!  I love any gifts that mother nature offers up to you.   I love rocks, skulls, interesting wood lumps, leaves, tinctures or salves made from wildcrafting, everything.   do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest?  I do wear rings in between top and mid knuckle, about a size 6.  I lost my favorite ring last time I was in Seattle, it was a little dragon that I'd had for over twenty years.  doh.  Otherwise I wear an 11 but I'm also doing a ton of weight loss so hopefully ring size will go back down.   If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most? Yes!   Ummm I'm going to be having surgery in a couple months, so health is good.  Determination/motivation, healing, cutting ties with my past, self love, blockbuster/road opener, money, job hunting after surgery.   Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic? I do actually have some on amazon wish list under either geek or games.  I loathe gold/yellow/beige colors in any format so any numbers on the dies would need to be black, silver, or white.  I love opalescent, blues/purples (blurple), etc.  Glow in the dark is fun.     What's your favorite creature? My pigs and my dogs?   I can't just choose one creature.  I love corvids, bats, equines (especially friesians and warlanders and lusitanos), dolphins, pit bulls, and lots of fantasy creatures.  Leafy sea dragons!  I would love to have a hedgehog and a chinchilla someday, also a sugar glider.  I love ratties and ferrets too.  I would totally have a French Bull dog if I could afford one but more pitbulls need homes than frenchies, so pibbles it is.  I have a blue tick coonhound as well, pretty much same reason.  Problem dog who needed a home that wouldn't give up on her.  She is such a butt!!    I love snakes and lizards too.  Probably all creatures except spiders and wasps and non kindly creepy crawlies.  (I'm ok looking at spiders but I don't want one for a pet and they get relocated out of the house.  I have found many black widows here.  urg.)   Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences? Meh, I'm not super into comics anymore.  Graphic novels are a little better but my eyes are so bad that I really have to do ebooks where I can enlarge the font.  Sad face.   I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there? oooh!  Fun!!!  I have no idea what is available there but yes, definitely interested!  (Did some googling)  Casa BACARDÍ Special Reserve or other rum?  Some local speciality spices (recao), jam, sauce, or hot sauce?  One of their cool wooden mortar and pestles (Pilon?)  A Guiro?  Mundillo lace?  Just a handkerchief or something small.  Butterfly art would be pretty cool too, I have some from Panama.  Food or snacks.  Local candy.  Anything really!!     Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)? yes yes yes.  orange chai sounds lovely, or cinnamon chocolate.  Not a huge fan of "hot" peppers or pepper flavored drinks.  Honey, lavender, rose (not sure how flower ones would go with whisky ?)  I won't be able to drink for a year starting in like August or something so just a small tiny nip bottle is good.     Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences? oooh yes.  I love chocolate shortbread but wouldn't say no to lavender or rose or whatever other kind.   6/1/22   If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate? It is not.  My son's and dad's are though, usually cake/candles (for son even though he's over 30) and probably dinner out for both.   Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period? Lately I haven't been celebrating much since I'm so isolated out here in the middle of nowhere and all of my friends are on the West coast.  Sometimes a bonfire, or candles, or quiet contemplation, it just depends on what is appropriate for said event.   Anything you want from the UK? Like, everything.  I love Bird & Blend tea!   I love cool things from UK Lush that we can't get in the US.  Other indie things are always good too.  As far as B&B products, I like things that are super highly scented.  Also I am hopefully trading for some Ginger Nuts, Jaffa Cakes, digestive biscuits, and some other UK goodies.     Seeds, y/n? Right now I think I'd prefer actual plants as we have a really short growing season here and seeds should have been started in March for summer things.  But I do have grow lights if it's seeds that I absolutely need and it will be house plants or something that is not an annual.     Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner? I use The Ordinary (like a set of things) so technically I'm probably good on skincare even though I bet my questionnaire still said I needed a good moisturizer.  I can always use good shampoo/conditioner and my dogs especially can use a good shampoo and conditioner!  I just got a new shower head yesterday so I can give them baths again without using cups of water to get them wet and rinse them.  (The handheld wand was clogged up.  FIXED!  BRING ON THE DOG SHAMPOO!)   I have dog shampoo in my Amazon wishlist "for the pups" -- really gearing towards a professional or highly rated one so I have a bunch of ideas in there.  For ME, I prefer non-SLS/parabens/phlatamumbles as stated in my questionnaire.   Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size? yeah, no.  I'm doing weight loss right now and don't know what size I'll end up plus I just don't love tights.  PJ's forever!   Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have? I have a bunch of decks but I would love the Abigail Larson one on my Amazon wishlist.  I have .... Nightmare Before Christmas (Abigail Larson, lol!), Wise Dog (my dogs Jake & Lela - rip - are the Two of Cups), Game of Thrones, Last Unicorn, a Vampire one that was second hand, and a couple others that I'm blanking on the names.   What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/ I love the Bat & Peonies!  I like a lot of their skull items as long as they're not sepia / beige / yellow.  Raven and Full Moon, Lunar Cycle/Full Moon, Celestial Fox, Aurora Fox, uncolored Cat Skul, Bleeding Roses with white background, Skeleton Hand & Hellebores, Raven and Roses, floral pentacle (uncolored), Fox Skull (black/white either one - leaning towards one with black background), Purple Orchids (white background)... I didn't go through them all, but yes.  Although some just have too much color (totally ok on the mostly blue/purple ones.)   Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged? I way prefer loose leaf but I'll do bagged if the blend I want isn't available loose.   I make arm warmers.  I make them from sweaters I thrifted.  They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors.  They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter. If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors.  Solids are more generally elegant, Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish.  Long?  Short?  Cashmere?  Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams. I love gradient and stripey armwarmers in black + color (usually blurple) and like mid arm.  Cashmere, merino, silk.  All good.   6/2/22   PBSW Summer collection is live!!!  Anything catch your eye? Ummmm  Bath Streusel or Sorbetto in: * Journey in Satchidananda * Red Cow * Moonshadow (and wax melts in this scent!) * The Queen is Dead   Tiny samples of Crystalcore and/or Longest Day?    Oh!  I would love some Clean Slate scrub.   6/4/22 It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following?
  The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen) - dill mustard!  Honey anything.   Working Class Coffee - looks like they only have one type of coffee in a k cup, so that would work, sounds good.   Philly Nuts Yum!  Mango, peach, or pineapple cashews,  butter toffee or smoked almonds, and zomg honey roasted mixed nuts!!   222 Creations not really my style   Carol's Epiphany No thanks   6/5/22     I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece? sure?   If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee? a rose or lavender is great!  (Purple rose of course.)   What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I like both styles for different reasons i like to be surprised at the end!     6/6/22   Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?) I'm fine with it on bottles?  I wouldn't necessarily want it framed on my wall or anything.   I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you?. Sure! - If so, colors? I have various weights of wool, sport and dk cotton, cotton thread in 3/2 and 5/2, and light fingering weight bamboo rayon that dyes like a dream so I don't really love variegated yarn.  I'm firmly in gradients, self striping, speckles, and semi solids.  Look at my ravelry stash and you'll see the colors I like.     Cool leaning Black, all the  cool leaning shades of grey, blurples, blackened reds, etc.   preferably blackened colors or jewel tones, no navy, no pastels, no fluorescent.  
 fingering through bulky is great for merino.  Light fingering bamboo rayon is fine.  Otherwise no alpaca, llama, bfl, cotton (except for worsted for wash clothes), etc.   My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin??? oh, matchbooks from everywhere!!  If they let you fly with those.  I'll have to google when I get home to answer this more thoroughly.   My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like?
https://www.garbageforgood.com/ mostly not my style but thank you.   6/8/22   Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it? Meh.  I'm a Virgo.    There is some Abigail Larson artwork for the zodiac signs that I like - I think I have her Virgo rendition on my society6 wishlist for one of the travel mugs but of course no one can see it because I can't figure out how to share it! 
  6/12/22   what do you think of plushies? i love super cute amigurumi (like gothic and nerdy ones, I have a great vampire bat and a cthulhu as well as a black unicorn) but I have to be super careful because my dogs also love them.  To death.  By evisceration.   Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving? i love Japanese incense but I don't burn a lot because respiratory issues.  Low smoke is good!  I could really use a good soy sauce dish for sushi but I can't seem to find any super gothy or cute ones and I forgot to look while I was in Seattle.  One with a lucky cat would be fun (blue?  No brown please.)  Japanese Kit Kats!!!!   Whatever else you think I might like.     Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin? I know this is not about plants themselves, but if did want to get me some plants, I love scented geraniums, the more unusual the better.  (Like no citrus or citonrella.)   Attar of roses, oak, musk, coconut, lavender, cinnamon, apricot, pineapple, cedar, strawberry, almond, apple, peach, ginger, nutmeg, etc.  https://www.colonialcreekfarm.com/Scented-Geraniums_c_29-3.html for example.   Other than plants themselves and maybe potting soil, I don't think I need anything, we have tons of plant tools and pots.   How many books is too many books? so I read almost constantly but I get a lot of ebooks from the library and also my friend in France sends me tons and tons of ebooks.  So books really aren't a priority for me, I have sooooo many to read and the round will be over before Nona the Ninth comes out (almost on my birthday, I think a day off, lol) and that is the book I'm most excited about and would like my own copy of.  (My son ordered me the artwork from the covers of Gideon, harrow, and Nona... still waiting for it to arrive.). I love Gideon.  I .WOULD TAKE MOST things Gideon!  Also excuse caps, I'm typing in iPad and Zuul is getting in my way, because there is no iPad, only Zuul!!!!  https://www.tommyarnoldart.com/nona-the-ninth-torcom-publishing     6/13/22   I’m knitting up washcloths right now. Would you like some? I'm good, still living with others so don't need things like that.  
any spices you need/want?  I’m fleshing out a Penzey's order!!  i have spices on one my Amazon lists!  I do love me some penzeys and would totally take some of their smoked salt and maybe some chili seasoning (900?) since we make a ton of "bad to the bone" vegan chili.   your feelings on chocolate?  Milk chocolate, Dark chocolate, White chocolate? with or without nuts? How about truffly goodness?   you're obviously not my sprite because I have so much chocolate on my Amazon snack list.  I really try to do fair trade / slave free chocolate and a lot of those brands on my Amazon list meet that criteria.  I loooooove truffles.  White is not chocolate, chocolate must contain cocoa butter.  Nuts are good, especially almonds or pecans.  Milk is better in bar form, dark chocolate is good on caramels or truffles or in baked goods.   6/17/22   Do you want anything for your vehicle? Like bumper stickers or magnets? I don't put any stickers at all on my car or car windows anymore.  I used to but kind of fell out of the habit.  It used to make for interesting conversations on the ferry or in a huge traffic jam in Seattle;  I'd have people get out of their car to come talk to me (which makes me super uncomfortable!)   Right now I live in a red area so I try to keep my weirdness to a minimum.  I do have some pibble window vinyl things but I am too lazy to actually apply them since it seems like a big ordeal.  Plus they're packed up somewhere with the majority of my belongings so I have no idea where they even are, I'd totally forgotten about them until now.   any interest in Japanese fashion-ish items? (kanzashi hair pins, and other things made form old kimono fabric, fans, tenugui, etc?) I would LOVE a stack of recycled kimono silk in blues, purples, greys, blacks, reds, greens.   Lots of it.  All the kimono silk.   But I rarely leave the house and don't have any place to put a lot of items that aren't consumable (I would absolutely use the kimono silk to make things) and I'm not fashionable.        6/21/22   Would you use cbd infused bath products? 
absolutely!  Parents have a medical license and grew a lot of their own last year (no one smokes here though.)  Mom makes infused coconut oil for edibles and salves for skin/muscles.   What colors are your kitchen stuffs?  I am in a shared living situation right now and don't have my own kitchen, sad trombone.  When I do have a kitchen it's pretty much black, white, and pops of cool jewel tones (rich darker purple, burgundy, sapphire blue, sometimes green.)  And I have a skull / skeleton theme with NMBC cookie jars.  I shall never grow up.
  If I knitted up a scarf/shawl/something in the wearable area what colors would you like and please be pretty specific. I like gradients and honestly I mostly wear my white to black gradient shawls the most.  (and only shawlettes as I wear them like infinity scarves or double loop cowls.)   Sometimes I might wear cool toned blurples over a black or black/white dress.  Grey is good too.    —->. One big box or a couple starting now?? Well, I've already gotten some!  But I'm good with little things all along or just one at the end, whatever is easier for my Sprite.   How close to the final deadline would you prefer to receive your package?  Should we try to squeak as close to August 31st as humanly possible, or would it be okay to send the package earlier? If you're going to be traveling and need to mail sooner, do what is good for you.   6/22/22   I am afraid to send chocolate in this heat.  What other things might you enjoy?  Gourmet lollipops?  Handmade Marshmallows (not by me LOL)?  Flavored cotton candy? other ideas? I have lots of idea in my etsy treats list that do include flavored cotton candy and other things.  Tea is always good as well.  I can't have too many sweet things as I'm going to be going on a liver reduction diet pretty soon, I also won't be able to do caffeine, so maybe some herbal tea / tissanes?  I have a few hibiscus blends and other non caffeine on my wish list if you need to compare.  (I hate chamomile.  Please nothing with chamomile in it.)
  do you have any reservations about wearing leather, like in an accessory??  No, I wear leather.     6/30/22   Does any August Uncommon black tea or their other tea sound good to you?  (because sale on black tea until 7/4.)   I already have a ton of my Amazon Beverage wishlist.  However...   In no particular order other than the order they were on the website:
Golden Arrow (Smoky Toffee Black Tea)
Outlaw (Smoky Cherry Black Tea)
Civil Disobedience (Smoky Cardamom Black Tea)
Gold Rush (Orange Rosemary Caramel Black Tea) (I'm not sure how I feel about malty flavors so I left the ones with malt out otherwise maybe a 4 cup sample of Bourbon Sugar Black Tea!)   7/5/22   So apparently there's this cute little outdoor market here that sells locally made dishcloths and similar- would you be interested in having some tea towels or similar from Portugal, dear Spritz? All of the cute locally made things that Suki picks out!   7/22/22   Anything look appealing from the Nocturne Alchemy gemstone scent drop today? Eternal Ankh Purpurite  Eternal Ankh Tanzanite A sample of the Malachite and/or Azurite ENTERNAL ANKH PINK   But it sold out already, weep!!! I was absolutely going to do an order RIGHT NOW and get a couple of bottles of pink but I guess it wasn't to be.  I still haven't ordered the summer LE's because I am so broke from having to buy hay for the winter.  So really, it being sold out has saved me from further credit card debt!  whew!!    I have already the Red, Black, and Fluorite (and love them!) and I've tried the Blue, Cobalt, and Claret. (I liked the Claret but I have sooo many red musk scents.  Or did.  I did a thorough destashing and might be almost out, ha.)   After looking over the scent notes again, I can't believe I haven't tried the Orange (it sounds very incensey!) or the Purple (I think I was scared by the Jasmine but I've had NAVA's Jasmine work on me since then, so ...)  Would also love to try the Orchid and Spice.  Really I'd be ok trying samples of any of the ones I haven't tried, I just don't especially gravitate to florals or fruits.   How about the BPAL Dragon*Con Peaches? No thank you, I don't really have luck with the peaches.  

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2021 12 Days of Christmas Q&A

Is there anything you forgot to put on your Qs you wish you had? Ermmmm a winning lottery ticket!     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? I definitely prefer amigurumi, afghans/blocks, mandalas, doilies, etc. if crocheted unless tunisian crochet.  I don't have a need for anything knitted since I'm too hot 99.9999999% of the time and wear t-shirts/camis/capri pants/open toe sandals pretty much all year but there are quite a few knitted amigurumi on my "make for me" list on Ravelry.   I'm 100% a yarn snob though and prefer merino or merino/silk.  Silk and silk/linen are ok too.  Tencel is good.  I'm not a fan of MCN or cashmere in general because of the pilling; same goes for single stranded yarn in general.  Plied is my friend.  No variegated yarn on wearables.  Pretty much any yarn is ok for amigurumi though.   Teeturtle is having one of their megasales - any tshirts, or whatever, that strike your fancy? Size/fit? I'm a Women's 2x at Teeturtle and I LOVE their shirts but unless they've dramatically sped up, their shipping may be too slow for this swap?  Unless you have it shipped direct.   Ummm I Lovecrafting would be great.  I'll look more tomorrow; I might have a bunch on my Amazon wearables wishlist (I use the universal wishlist button so they go directly to teeturtle.)     What is the best book you've read recently? I'm not good at rating books or "recently".. (time is such an illusion for me!)   Right now I'm reading "A Chorus of Dragons" by Jen Lyons and need to start book three (but I keep getting interrupted by library books becoming available.)  Just finished "The Other Side of the Sky" by Amie Kaufman.   Last night I started "Child of Light" by Terry Brooks.    My favorite books off the top of my head are The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss, The Locked Tomb (however many, no longer a trilogy) by Tamsyn Muir, and all of the Fitz & Fool books by Robin Hobb.  And the Naomi Novik Scholomance books.  Oh, and the Murderbot books.     What are some examples of decorations you would enjoy? I have ornaments on my amazon holiday wishlist and on my etsy wishlists (especially the ones under Krampus.)  NMBC ornaments FTW!  (links to my wishlists are in my Signature under SW help.)  Skeletal unicorns, bats, krampus, ....    Is there any kind of accessory or product you'd want for your hair? I could use more stretchy cotton headbands.  There is some hair color I'd love under my bath/beauty wishlist on Amazon.   What is your jewelry style? I only wear silver colored and I'm allergic to most metals, so I don't actually wear much jewelry.  I would like to get my ears pierced again someday, this time with a bit of a larger gauge.  I can wear sterling silver and surgical steel.   Are you interested in fandom themed items based on the movies/shows you're into? Nightmare before Christmas, yes yes yes.     Are you interested in spicy sauces/jams etc? yes!  I love pepper jelly and jalapeno level spicy things.   Are you interested in Thai snacks? e.g. Thai brand crisps, wafer roll type things, savoury small crackers I buy the coconut rolls in bulk at costco so I'm good there.  I'm picky about organic and stuff and I'm trying to cut back on cracker type things.     I make light-weight yarn-and-silk-ribbon hair falls. Would you be interested in getting some? Maybe?  black and purple forever!   What are your favorite animals or mythical creatures? Bats, ferrets, corvids, pit bull type dogs, narwhals, dolphins, whales of all types, rats, my sweet piggies/goats/sheep.  oh, duh, horses.  Especially Friesians. Hippocampus, fantasy equines of all kinds (kelpies, unicorns, pegasus, any type of mythical water horse or mythical creature with horse form.)  Gargoyles/grotesques of all sorts.     I actively support Defenders of Wildlife and am curious if any of these would be of interest?   
I love everyone!   All the ones I looked at were $$$$$ though.   I'm candying citrus peel this year. Oranges, mostly. Is that something you would like? Chocolate dipped? What about homemade caramel sauce?
OMG YES.  YES.   And more YES.  to everything.   Do you like adult coloring books at all and if so do any of the ones from this store strike your fancy? 
Not a coloring person, sorry.     how do you feel about solid perfumes?  Not a fan.  Honestly most perfume right now isn't working for me because of my respiratory issues and my skin breaking out with contact.     Is there anything in particular you'd want from the UK? Bird & Blend tea!  Whittards tea!  Chocolate!  LUSH!  Future Primitive!  Anything else I need to try!  (Jaffa cakes?)  Pudding steamer!  Sticky toffee pudding recipes!  Christmas crackers (do yours have better gifts inside than ours?  ours suck most of the time.)  good wine gums!  alllll the things!   Are you ok with paper books at all? It depends on the book.  I'm ok with coffee table books, cook books, knitting pattern books, etc. (I can take a photo or scan the pages I want to use and then use them digitally in the event of cook/pattern books) but I have a really hard time reading paperback novels because of my eyes.  I don't have any reading glasses and I'm constantly fighting with my prescriptions at the doctor because I feel blind all the time.  Either they give me a too strong prescription so I can't see *anything* close up at all or too weak and I can't see the TV or road signs.   Do you already have expansion packs for your fave card games? I pretty much only have two card games - Exploding Kittens NSFW version (no expansions) and Unstable Unicorns - the control box and the chaos box both from the kickstarter (no other expansions, no main game.)  My son has Cards against Humanity and Joking Hazard but I don't know which expansions he has or needs.  I'd love CAH because I do have "special" cards for it (I joined their "Holiday Bullshit" every year they had they ran it!)   Are you interested in perfume samples/decants, or only full sizes? I'm really not a fan of decants or samples, they usually go to live in a box and are never seen again.  Unless it's something I *REALLY* want to try or really love and can't get.  Yep, there's that duality.  But any imps that are from the lab and aren't special ones, I've probably already tried (except for the new RPG's.)  I don't mind receiving them; I'll just give them away with sales / swaps though.   Are you interested in oracle decks? I like oracle decks!   I just received one from a kickstarter; The Knitters Oracle (Alex Tinsley.)   How about wax melts? I love all scented things (even if my lungs don't) and I do have multiple wax burners.   how do you feel about fruit infused sugar/syrup? I have epic amounts of both, due to my candying this year. I have lemon, citron, orange and cherry. YES PLEASE.  Either sugar or syrup or both.  All the flavors sound good.   how do you feel about candied quince? Sure!  

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2021 Krampusnachnt Q&A

Haus of Gloi yule update:  Would love Snow Wolf in the exfoliant*, scrub, whipped soap*, and/or room spray.  Any of the butterbombs sound amazing (except for white chocolate/peppermint) but especially the Holly & Oak.   Plum lip balm!     PBSW's Yule Update:  Comfort & Joy, Snowbird,  In Dulci Jubilo - A sacred blaze of beeswax & bayberry candles casting smoking shadows in chapel corners on Christmas Eve   this one also sounds amazing.      Sugar Spider:  Body Scrub   --  Suikerspin, Chantilly Creme, Blond Sugar, Blue Marshmello.  Or Buttercream in there too.  (ALL THE VANILLA)   if SLS / paraben / phthalate free.  (I couldn't find anything on the site about this and I haven't asked Brooke because I haven't been able to afford any since she opened Sugar Spider.  lol.)   Solstice Scents:  I would love Estate Vanilla or Estate Amber EDP samples.  Whipped soap or bath salts would be welcome if SLS / paraben / phthalate free.     Any interest in any of the following in a krampus theme? + Tee (sizing?) I do already have two Krampus t-shirts (both are red, one from BPAL) but ALL THE KRAMPUS SHIRTS are welcome.  A black one would be nice.  I prefer women's cut, 2X or larger.  Would really love a super light weight zip up hoodie with Krampus on the back, black or dark grey.  I couldn't find any to add to my wishlist.   I'm too hot 99.9999% of the time (thyroid + weight gain) but I'm on a weight loss regimen right now (have lost over 15lbs since taking out my IUD, TMI sorry - that thing made me gain so much weight!) so I'm hoping when I get down to a reasonable size again that my temperature will even back out.  Then I'll love oversized sweat shirts / sweaters again!     + mask I would LOVE a Krampus mask but I really need ties (the ear loops don't work for me) and I like really big masks.  I was thinking I might attempt to make one with my leftover Spoonflower krampus fabric.  Would definitely welcome awesome Krampus fabric.  I should go see if there is any new stuff at Spoonflower since I haven't looked in a couple of years.   + jewelry (necklace?  Earrings? ) My ears (and other multiple body parts) are no longer pierced (sniff) and I haven't been wearing any jewelry so it would just look pretty in my jewelry box.   +socks I wouldn't say no but I honestly only wear socks like 2-3 times a year these days like if I absolutely have to go walk in the snow for some reason.  Open toed slip on wedge sandals forever!!!  (usually I can make it to the car without having to walk in the snow.)  also I have size 11/12 feets and need men's socks.     What is something you can't get where you live that you wish some nice person who lives somewhere else would send you? Usually I make a friend in Arizona go buy Canon's Sweet Hots and ship them to me by the HUGE box but I still have a few jars left right now.   I can't find any Toom locally and I'm too cheap to order it; I've tried to find other brands of garlic dip / garlic sauce, like Teta, but nothing available around here.  (Like grocery stores here even carry Yellow Bird.  But garlic sauce?  no.)  Next time I go to Seattle I can probably find some if I remember to look.   Ummmm I can't really think of anything else right now.    edit:  oh!  If you're on the East Coast, I'd love to try chocolate from L.A. Burdick, especially the chocolate mice and truffles.      Most things I can get ... unless we're talking stuff from outside of the USA or restaurants or from the past.  (dang, I super have The Morbs right now.)     Please send a really good Indian restaurant with a little grocery store that has paneer.  And an Ethiopian food grocery store.  And minions to make me food.  And Japanese kit kats.  kthx.    However, I do love to try your favorite things that are local to you --- coffee (whole bean or k cup), tea, chocolate, truffles, bath stuff, things from farmer's markets or little indie shops, local raw HONEY (ALL THE HONEY), whatever.   Do you have a particular Krampus favorite? Does one type seem most Krampus to you? I love Cat Krampus too, so cute!!!  (That humanoid Krampus has the right feet though; I guess Krampus has one cloven hoof and one human foot according to some lore that I read.  shrug.)   But yeah, I love the "cuter" Krampus' and less the vintage humanoid.  Silhouette is good too.     Abigail Larson and Iren Horrors both have Krampus things on their society6 page (stickers, mugs, prints, phone skins, everything) and Abigail also illustrated a Krampus book in case people are fans of their art.  (you can snoop my ALL THINGS KRAMPUS amazon list if you want to look)  Abigail has done some BPAL bottle artwork.   This one is super cute too, although very whimsical for a Krampus (and too expensive for the swap, lol.)     Also I'm totally in love with this Cat Krampus cookie cutter:   https://www.etsy.com/listing/838606658/cute-krampus-cookie-cutter-half-goat?         WHAT WOULD BE YOUR PERFECT KRAMPUS SCENT, SWAP VICTIMS? I'm thinking evergreens, vanilla, and tiny bit of alpine snow.   If you got earrings, could you live with them having little jingle bells? Or would that drive you MAD. They are the ball type, not actual bells. Just one bell each. No earrings for me.  (I do have a pair of Yule Converse High Tops that are red and green plaid and have bells on the little tag that comes out of the back so I jingle constantly as I walk.)  (just like these ones!   So bells in general aren't out.)   Homemade fruitcake with fruit soaked in booze for weeks- naughty or nice?  Homemade could be ok depending on fruit and booze?  😈  I super love this recipe I have for cherry almond fruitcake (soaked in amaretto) that is nom.   I totally soak the fruit in the amaretto and then use WAY MORE amaretto than it calls for to soak the cake.    I'm going to go with NICE.  Store bought is naughty.       Cellar Door released a Krampus soap and candle today, in case someone is looking for a leathery Krampus scent for their person. ooooh I would love to try the cellar door soap and candle.  Bad Santa sounds amazing too.  (I hope they start doing other bath products in the future, their scents sound so awesome!)  I'd be down for soap ends too, like Black #1, Holiday Hearth, White Pine Wonderland, Tobacco & Oakmoss, Patchouli Haze, SEX MACHINE (sounds amazing.)   I KNOW ... I DON'T WANT BAR SOAP... UNTIL I DO   If I were to send fudge from my ETSY shop, what would you like, my pretties? ALL OF IT.  THERE IS NEVER ENOUGH PENUCHE.  (and maybe Forest Fruit this time?  Chocolate peanut butter?)   And Christmas Pudding.  And your special homemade brandy to put on Christmas Pudding.

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Shotgun Samhain Swap 2021 Q&A

what sizes do you wear for jewelry purposes - rings, etc. My ears are not pierced so no earrings please.  I wear an 11 in ring size and my wrist is about 7.5" (I think.)  I don't really wear a lot of jewelry since I don't actually leave the house very often and I have allergies to metals.  (Sterling silver is ok, surgical steel is also ok.)  I would like to get my ears pierced again but I think I'll gauge up and do a hollow needle instead of the "gun".  Someday when I have money for things like piercings and tattoos.       what's your favorite fall food based treat? Hm, good question.   We make a lot of our own and right now it's all the types of zucchini bread (chocolate, ultimate, lemon blueberry...)   I love pumpkin ginger bread (haven't found a recipe that mimics what I used to get at Uptown Espresso in Seattle though - right now Smitten Kitchens is my fav recipe.)   It isn't food, but going to CORN MAZES in the Seattle area was always my favorite fall "treat" -- Spooner Farms and Carpinito Brothers.  Hot spiced cider and kettle corn.  Going to the fall farmer's markets.  and all of the fall book signings!!  those are the things I miss.
Are you more interested in a spiritual service you haven't mentioned practicing yourself, or would you prefer to receive something you do practice? Do you have a preference for if it's provided in writing/placed in the package vs over a skype/phone call? I have major anxiety with talking to people in real time be it in person, skype, phone calls, chat, etc.  So in writing/in package would be my preference.  
For item no.5, what kind of thing would you most appreciate? (5) anything else you wish to send, maybe something fun, a movie, maybe a decoration, something homemade, handmade, something precious and old, ????) I will appreciate everything you curate especially for me!  (maybe not a movie though since I don't currently have a blu-ray or dvd player in my room and that is where I do everything.  I just stream things from netflix/hulu/hbo/disney + -- I "share" accounts with other people since I can't afford them myself.)   My amazon lists are humongous so that should give lots of ideas for tarot cards, stickers, wall hanging stuffs, all kinds of fall and halloween things.  (I have multiple lists, the book list is the default so click on the other ones and you'll get an idea of the things I like.)  However, I TOTALLY NEED MORE CARNIVOROUS PLANTS.  I planted some purple pitcher plant seeds -- two packets -- and zero germinated.  I was soooo disappoint.  Occasionally they have Cobra Lily seeds too but really I'd like an already living plant since germination seems iffy.  Would love Sundew too.  Yeah, I don't know how you would ship them.      I always love palm stones / crystals / rocks.  I love bath milk/salts from luvmilk (scent lists in my SW help and on Amazon.)   
Anything in particular you're interested in from the UK? Heck yeah!  Tea (Whittard / Bird & Blend plus lots of tea from your neighbors in France like Damman Freres and Mariage Freres), LUSH, wine gums, fancy chocolates (except now I'm "sensitive" to chocolate but I think I would risk it!!)  Future Primitive Ghost Smoke anything (except bar soap and perfume - whipped soap would be AMAZING, I need like 50 of them, lol!)  STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING.  I could really use a pudding steamer and good pudding recipes for sticky toffee and christmas pudding.  without wheat flour, haha.  or corn syrup.
Any interest in apothecary style indies, e.g. essential oils, natural skincare, flower waters? I have sooo many essential oils and flower waters that I never use, it would be wasted on me.  I'm doing The Ordinary skin care regimen right now so I don't want to add anything else.
What is it that you're most wanting out of this fall season? (e.g. that could require magical assistance) I don't know.  Right now I'm trying to transform myself back into a useful person so I can work or go to school or both.  Seeing a physical therapist and a dietician; pretty much just started so I have at least six months of this.   Help with motivation, perseverance, clarity (massive brain fog).  Help with self love is always necessary, as well as household harmony since five people are living here (all adults, three generations) and tempers got hot occasionally.  
Books. Are you a big reader? If so, do you prefer ebooks, audio, or printed? Would you enjoy an art or photography book? Do you like poetry? I absolutely inhale fantasy (and some sci-fi) books.  I only do ebooks, mostly .mobi (kindle) unless a book is on my wishlist in a different format.  I'm not huge on poetry;  an art or photography book isn't that exciting in kindle format.  Space is a huge issue for me and I really don't have room for physical books right now, my room is so crowded that I have to squeeze through a narrow aisle to get to my desk or closet.  (Staying with family after divorce forced me to move from Seattle but I'm too sick to work, so I'm working on getting healthy.)   Is there anything typically sold at a Renn Faire that you'd be interested in? ALLL THE THINGS.  I especially like the cups sold at the Michigan faire (Messier pottery?) with the bats, pit bulls, etc.  I got a gnome one for my mom and it's her favorite.  (purple or black finish.)  I love hippocampus or other fantastical equine buttons.  I love the celtic knot tapestries in purples, blues, or greens - with dragons, horse, corvids, dogs, ferrets...   I have a great pirate-y jacket from local artisans in the PNW as well as a floppy felted wool hat that can be made into a tricorne or a musketeer or just left floppy.  I have quite a few drinking horns with horses painted on them.  I always find tons of things I want!  The fresh birch beer is my favorite (like root beer, not alcoholic.)   Candles. Any preferences? Taper/Pillar/Votive/Jar/Chime/etc.? Scented vs Unscented?  I have plenty of chime candles (as well as tapers, votives, etc.)   (I used to be a chandler and I also used to sell PartyLite and I have SO MANY CANDLES.)   However my respiratory issues make it really hard to burn them so I have to be really careful about candles I purchase these days.  Sihaya's seem to work for me and I'm super interested in Black Roses.  Also love Ember and Mallow, London Fog, Secret Society, Samhain Dusk, I am Here I am Whole, Long Distance Hug, Sisterhood of the Moon, Orphic Lodge, She is Still a Mystery, or The Divine.   Are there any types of makeup/nail polish that you would or would not like to receive?  I always need a really good non-smudging black eyeliner - but my skin is super oily and "waterproof" doesn't work; I need oil proof!  I keep reading reviews on Sephora but haven't found the perfect one yet.  I use Stila the most as it has been the best so far (not liquid, one of the smudge proof "pencils" that turns instead of needing sharpening.) I love pretty nail polishes but again...  for the past few years I haven't used any of the tons that I have....   I rarely wear eye shadow these days.  I could use a really good foundation / powder / and setting spray but it's hard to pick the color for foundations over the internet!   Is there anything you definitely DON'T want (either because you don't like it or already have it)? Nothing with SLS / parabens / phthalates.  No bar soap or coffee mugs (unless they're like 16-20oz and have a lid - so much dog hair floating around and my carnivorous plants aren't doing their job at catching the bugs that are tiny and fit through the screens!)    I am "sensitive" (still haven't figured out exactly how I'm sensitive but blood testing showed that I am?  Maybe the brain fog/fatigue/body aches/pain / respiratory?) to wheat, yeast, corn, eggs, casein (milk/cheese), and chocolate.  I haven't had a chance to go over it with my doctor yet to see if I can do sheep/goat milk/cheese.   Are there any art/craft supplies you currently need? I always "need" more yarn (but no, I really really don't since I haven't felt like knitting the past two years and I have over 1k skeins.  Except when I REALLY want to make something and none of my yarn is appropriate for the project.  Plus most of the yarn I "need" is around $30 a skein.  Please do not get me craft store yarn, I am a super picky yarn hoar.)  I would love a small oil paint set with a lot of colors.  (I have canvas / brushes.)   I would love some paper clay to make runestones for stitch markers or for gifts.  Also need a sculpting needle and some metallic paint (silver though, not gold.)  And I need a good pair of jewelry pliers (with springs.)  I added some tools to my Amazon "Jewelry" list because my craft supplies list is private and I don't want to make it public right now because I don't want to sort everything.       Homemade treats...any likes and preferences?? I have a texture thing so I don't like nuts in my cookies or fudge or brownies or whatnot.  No corn syrup or artificial sweeteners.  Prefer organic ingredients / non GMO, so I'm ultra picky about flour / dairy / eggs / butter.   I keep looking at all of the fun things on Gather Victoria's website and wanting ALL of those treats if you're looking for inspiration.   They have some awesome fall / Samhain recipes.  I wish I could afford to be a patreon and I'm waiting very impatiently for their cookbook.  I totally love the seasonal tea wreath!   And I want to do a cake for priestesses of the dead.  And the crabapple galette (I have two crabapple trees.)  Anyway, so, I love all kinds of things.  Smitten Kitchen is other my other homemade treat recipe supplier but doing a russian honey cake is probably too hard to ship.    I love chewy caramels, especially sea salt and chocolate covered.  Butterscotch is another favorite flavor (but not the hard candies) for homemade things.  I should make a pinterest board with all of my smitten kitchen recipes for treats I want to try, but I think I already have a pinterest board with snacky treat things if you want to go look at it.  Link should be in my SW Help page (link to that in signature.)   AND YES, I am also wanting to know what flavor/s of fudge you would love to get if I happen to be your Adept  I totally love Holly's fudge - especially the creamy melt in your mouth penuche.  Seriously, I want the recipe for this.  Most penuche that we attempt to make is more like Scottish Tablet (crystallized and crunchy.)  I have looked at 500 recipes and tried SO MANY and I can't reproduce Holly's.  (I don't do corn syrup, so was trying to stick to sugar, cream, butter but yeah, I can't seem to do it.)  Also love the apple pie fudge (who would have thought I'd like that) and the forest fruit fudge.  And peanut butter chocolate fudge.  No nuts in my fudge or penuche please.    Also holly made me the most wonderful christmas pudding a couple of times.  And I love sticky toffee pudding.   What are your thoughts on sweet treats? If you like them, what are your favorites? And what is one that you consider extra special? I do love sweet treats.    Penuche fudge (SUPER CREAMY LIKE HOLLY DOES - otherwise it's more like scottish tablet, which is fine, but not my favorite.)   Milk chocolate covered sea foam.  Butterscotch pudding.  Chocolate mousse (especially from the Dilettante cafes in Seattle area.)  Creme Brulee.   Bailey's Chocolate Tiffin (with chocolate shortbread and dried cherries.)  Chocolate shortbread in general.  Really good Key Lime Pie.  (yeah, like some of these things don't ship well but you asked.)   Milk chocolate / caramel / pecans (turtles?)  Chocolate covered sea salt caramels from Frans Chocolate (Seattle area.)  Moonstruck Chocolate truffles.  Vosges chocolate truffles.  Tony's Chocolonely milk chocolate (also with hazelnuts or caramel or toffee or ...)  Purdys chocolate!  (They usually have halloween chocolates like sugar skulls or coffin assortments.)   Licorice / Anise caramels.     OMG some extra special ones would be from L. A. Burdick.  They have seasonal black cats this year but I think they're out of the price range for this box unless they sell them separately in their stores.  I'd love to try the mouse and/or penguin samples.   

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13 Nights of Halloween 2021 edition

***  Prefer CLEAN makeup / nail polish (clean ingredients) ***    *** fair trade or organic food / tea / coffee / chocolate when possible ***   8/8/21   Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament? Sure!  I would probably hang it on the wall though?  I don't have a tree.  And it should be good for all year since I display gargoyles/grotesques, bats, skulls/skeletons/bones, corvids, etc. all year.  No pumpkins, witches, zombies, scarecrows, or a lot of orange please.     8/11/21   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! As long as it is more bones/ravens/bats/goth and not harvest/orange/pumpkins.   Have you seen the Dragon con list?  & would any of them appeal to you? I have a fairy.     Which Harry Potter house are you?  I am pissed at JKR because transphobe, but I still love Harry Potter, so it's ... difficult.  In the olden days, Pottermore always placed me in Hufflepuff (eew, yellow!  but .. honey badger?  YES HONEY BADGER.)  but on Ravelry in the House Cup group I was a Slytherin (probably because I had made Slytherin things for other people and some snake things, haha.)    Which is hilarious because I'm way more attracted to Gryffindor and Ravenclaw.    I do adore badgers though.     8/12/21   Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myself soon! 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CaitlinMcCarthyArt -- I like The Faun (Straight out of Pan's Labyrinth.)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BatinYourBelfry -- oooh!  Plague Doctor pin!  The Black Dog Runs at Night (TWIN PEAKS YESSS), Hour of the Wolf pin (OINGO BOINGO!), GHOST STEED PIN, ok, there are a lot.  I added them to my etsy wishlists under stickers, pins, and art.  I love Krampus, Black Philip, Mari Lwyd, etc.   Prefer FRAMED if possible, SILVER colored things...    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! Black, silver, purple, blue!  ummmmmmm I'm not sure on length.   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? It depends -- plied, yes (not a fan of singles.)  Semi solid or gradients.  Fingering (500-600 yards preferred), DK, Worsted, whatev.   I prefer blacks, greys, purples, blues, blurples, blackened red (like MadTosh's Tart), jewel tones.  No neons or pastels.  I have 6/0 beads but I don't make beaded things (with knitting) very often.  O_o   I'm very allergic to acrylic.     I really prefer merino and silk.    Now, larger beads for bracelet and necklace making is totes different.  I would love beads made from stones (obsidian, rainbow obsidian, labradorite, amethyst, hematite... anything silver, black, purple, blue, green.)   Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons? Yes, meh, maybe.  Pins for sure.   Do you spend time in the outdoors? Unfortunately?  It's freaking HOT or freaking COLD here.  Neither of which I enjoy.  Also I have chronic respiratory issues and the smoke is awful here.  I have N95's just to go outside to feed the animals.  I miss the Western side of the state.   Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking? Yes, but rarely get to do it since I'm staying with family and one of them is a total kitchen / food control freak.     8/13/21   The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything? Fairytale in Bath Struesel or Sorbetto!  Hex on the Beach bath streusel or Sorbetto!   I've always wanted some of the Clean Slate scrub too!   Other favorite scents are GTFO and Blackbird.  Any of the sorbettos in the sample size is great.  Red Cow bath streusel sounds amazing as well.  And Rice Pudding.  OMG, Man in the Moon!  Queen is Dead!      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!!!  Vampire Bat enamel pin and Black Phillip - Autumnal are probably my favorites.  I've had Black Philip on my wishlist for years now, lol.  Vampire Bat looks new!   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? I have never tried Zeep!   Bath bombs, bath rocks, whipped soap, sugar whips, and body butter sugar scrubs all sound amazing, assuming no parabens, phthalates, SLS, etc.   I do have a wax burner too!   The scents that sound good to me are:   Boo-nilla Scream, Hocus-Pocus, Jack-O-Lantern, Season of the Witch, Candy Corn Sugar Cookie.  Wax:  Ghost Stories, Haunted Mansion, Halloweentown, Fireside Pumpkin, Candy Corn Cake, Pumpkin Queen, Salem.   8/14/21   Does anyone here like vintage halloween? 
Sometimes - I'm into bats, crows, skeletons - so vintage of those is fine.  I don't care for the vintage cats / moon / people.   Vintage Krampus is perfect.  But y'know, for Yule time.   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'm not a huge fan of Hocus Pocus but I love the rest (except Beetlejuice -- I like Lydia and other things from the movie, but not Beetlejuice himself, lol.  They did way too good a job of making him hideous.)  NMBC is my fav and I love the Haunted Mansion and Addam's Family.     How do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever. I'm not too excited about "new car" scent but if, say, it's in a pack with other stuff I like -- like the car jar pack I have on my wishlist from  Yankee Candles then yes.   I like the non-harry potter brand butter beer stuff that comes out around halloween - I might have one a year just for fun (I *rarely* drink carbonated things.)  Meh on novelty candy.   If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)? I prefer loose leaf tea and I can always use more 32 oz tea brewers that dispense out the bottom, like the ingenuiTEA.   Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price? I'll let it up to my 13 Nights curator!    What are your fandoms, if any? Firefly, NMBC, Doctor Who, LOTR, The Locked Tomb, Labyrinth, Princess Bride, V for Vendetta, Sandman, sooo many more in past blogs that I can't remember off the top of my head.   Witcher, Umbrella Academy...    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 have:  Crow Tarot, Wise Dog Tarot, NMBC, Game of Thrones, Last Unicorn, and a Vampire deck somewhere.  I would love the Dark Wood tarot!  And I'd love a silk tarot bag or charging crystal slabs.   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?) yes!  all of them!  Especially black moonstone,  moonstone, howlite, carnelian,  sodalite, rose quartz, blue green kyanite, rhodonite, black heart rhodonite, garnet, black opal, mystic merlinite, zebra jasper, crocodile jasper, red tiger's eye, lepidolite, lapis, dragon blood jasper, lemurian crystal, malachite, septarian, ruby kyanite, citrine, ruby, garnierite, rubellite, dumortierite, black kyanite fan, labradorite, spectralite, aqua aura, hematite... anything blue, purple, grey, black, rainbow-y or that has helpful properties.  So like, everything.   I like palm stones, towers, pocket pebbles, spheres, bowls, pendants, beads / holes drilled, cabs, chunks, druzy, everything!   My mom has an etsy store - she makes bags.  Do you love anything from it?  I love all kinds of project bags, dice bags, bpal bags.  I adore sugar skulls, bats, ravens, anything gothy.   Cotton or canvas with satin lining. Silk.  yesss.  I pick out a lot of the fabric for the store (hence all of the skulls and NMBC and mystic things, so you can see an idea of what I like.)   Let's say you want something knitted.  What are you most interested in?  I have a "make for me" list on Ravelry, lol. * What colors would you prefer said knitted object in?  black, grey, purple, blue, blurples, greens, blackened reds, jewel tones.  No navy, orange, yellow, brown, cream. * Stripes, gradient, semi solid, variegated?  Stripy mitts or socks, gradient mitts, shawls, shawlettes, infinity scarves/double cowls.  semi solid is good too. * What type of yarn would you prefer?  I prefer merino, merino silk, mcs.  mcn is ok.  I love tencel shawls or shawlettes too.   Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies?  YES.  I would love to try almost anything!!  lawardrop makes spectacular canned goodies too.   8/16/21   How do you feel about oracle decks? I have a kickstarter one on order - The Knitters Oracle.  Haven't used any other ones but I'm open.   Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)? yes!  I have only worked with Hecate and Expedite.  Open to any.   Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives) OMG YES.  Bird & Blend tea, LUSH, Whittard tea, chocolate -- I'll add things to my Amazon wish lists (tea is under beverages, chocolate under snacks, LUSH under bath / body.)  My son loves future primitive's ghost smoke whipped soap!  I hope they make some this year, last year they only did soap and conditioner.   Oh, and are you into astrology? Not super, as I don't know my birth time.  I've always wanted my chart done accurately.  (Virgo.  Metal dog.)   What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)? It depends on the shoe!  Most fluevogs women's 12 or larger except a couple styles that are 11.  Most other unisex type shoes are probably men's 9, women's 11.  Women's shoes are probably a 12.  So weird because I was a women's 10 forever and all of my 10's still fit me?    I'm probably wide since my feet are swollen - kidney issues, whee.   Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters? Nah.  Graphic novel compendiums are great and I have some on my amazon wish list but they're $$$.   Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre? OF COURSE.  Witche's Cross pocket pebble, moonstone, black moonstone, howlite, carnelian,  sodalite, rose quartz, blue green kyanite, rhodonite, black heart rhodonite, garnet, black opal, mystic merlinite, zebra jasper, crocodile jasper, red tiger's eye, lepidolite, lapis, dragon blood jasper, lemurian crystal, malachite, septarian, ruby kyanite, citrine, ruby, garnierite, rubellite, dumortierite, black kyanite fan.  Any of the spheres, palm stones, pocket pebbles, or whatever!    (I have spider's web obsidian, velvet obsidian, shungite, fluorite, selenite, black tourmaline.  I can always use more obsidian though, especially the flat scrying mirrors or crescent moon shape, they're just kind of spendy.  I love towers too, but again they're probably out of the price range for this swap.)   Would love to try Velvet Void, It Wasn't Just a Phase, Occultism.  There are tons of other things I'd love too but my wish list there seems to have disappeared -- I logged in and checked, has all of my orders but my wish list is gone.  argh!   What's your favorite flower(s)? Pretty much everything purple, blue, black, and super fragrant?  (or white for a moonlight garden, also fragrant.)  I like tulips and bearded irises in the spring (same colors), lilacs, grandiflora / floribuna / rugosa / tea roses (must be my fav colors AND/OR super fragrant, lol.)  Lavender of all kinds.  Star gazer lilies.     What's you favorite woodland creature? Unicorns!   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)? It's ok if they're shipped separately as long as I know not to open them.     Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape?  I like really large pleated ones, I don't think I've had a dome shaped.  I prefer ties over ear elastics as those never fit me.   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? So I *just* started doing a new face regimen with products from The Ordinary so I kind of want to stick with their things for a while and see how they work.  I have their cleanser and so many serums.   Anything from here?  ChocolateStorybook on Etsy any of the cake / vanilla / classic / cottontail / unicorn / blue raspberry -- I added to etsy wishlist under noms.   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? Hexennacht: All Soul's Night - molten marshmallow blobs on scorched sticks, plumes of woodsmoke, and hot, glowing campfire embers on a cool autumn night. Calm the Fuck Down (essential oil blend) - lavender, vanilla, ylang ylang, bergamot, aged dark patchouli.  (would be nice in atmosphere spray too) Tabac - fresh tobacco leaves, unlit pipe tobacco, blonde tobacco absolute.   Mr Hex:   Catto Va-meow-ah (Tobacco Vanille - Tom Ford type) Witch's Mew (Yankee Candle - Witch's Brew type)   8/16/21   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? If it's super special, sure!  I do love flavored coffee so if you have any whole beans from your local special coffee shop I would try some!  Dark roast.  Cinnamon, Irish cream, orange chocolate, hazelnut, black forest.  When I lived in Toronto I would always go into second cup for Irish cream!  And when visiting upstate new york (well, business more than visit) I stayed in a hotel across from an awesome coffee shop that had the best chocolate orange and Black Forest, so I brought home beans.   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?  Always!  I can't think of anything specific but I love love love ren faires and shopping at them.  Sometimes I buy buttons, torcs, leather goods, rings, etc.  I get a lovely metal rose at the Colorado Ren Faire.  (I collect nice roses made of different materials like leather or metal.)  I got purple horns at one in Maryland.  (shrug)  
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? HONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   I love dill pickles.  ALL THE DILL PICKLES.  And dill pickled garlic.   I do love flavored basalmic vinegar (white or natural), especially if it's super thick.  I have orange and huckleberry from one of our local vinegar peeps.  (no oils please.)   No bar soap.  Bath bombs and other products are welcome as long as they are clean (no SLS / parabens / phthalates, etc. etc.)  My dogs would love dog treats.   Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies?  Don't have a preference.    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? My goodreads and amazon book wish list should tell you.  *wink*   prefer ebooks (strong preference to .mobi but I can do .epub if necessary) unless I posted them on my wishlist as hard copy or whatnot.    Mostly epic fantasy with some urban fantasy and sci-fi thrown in.  A little cyberpunk.     Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters?  Mmmmmmm infusion kits and samples of alcohol would be awesome.  I had a big list of samples I wanted to try on one of my older blog posts.   8/18/21   Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)? Bar soap, candles of unknown quality (sihaya ones seem ok for me, but I have major chronic respiratory issues and inexpensive candles seem to exacerbate my symptoms), anything with food color, corn syrup, added msg, artificial sweeteners (other than stevia.)  I try to only do fair trade /organic /  ethical chocolate.  There is a list of good chocolate companies at the ethical chocolate link and I have a ton on my amazon snacks list too.  Ummmm no acrylic yarn; any yarn you find at a big box craft store is probably not something I want - sorry!  I have like 1,000+ skeins of yarn so I am uber picky.  I think I'm overloaded on lip balm right now.     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 have tons of prints on my etsy and amazon wishlist under artwork lists.  What I really need though are FRAMES.  I have sooo many prints from Brian Serway that I haven't had a chance to hang yet because I am out of 8x10 matted frames and I don't have an income right now, so frames are kind of a non priority.  So if you send a print and it isn't framed, it will go into hibernation with the rest of my non framed art.     I have lots of knitting patterns on my ravelry wishlist but ... I haven't been knitting lately and I have over 14k patterns.  But of course I do always want to knit the new stuff that just came out because dorky brain.  And then none of my 1k skeins of yarn will be right for it and I'll need new yarn!  It is known!   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.  Unless you count my dogs, they both sleep under the covers with me and are pretty much my platonic life partners.  I'm also currently living with my parents (in their late 70's), my son (early 30's) and his friend who is on this forum (their alias here is chase.)  We also have goats, sheep, and pigs.  The pigs especially think they are special and people.  (lots of photos on my instagram.)   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 already have a post in that thread and linked in my sig.  I also have a wishlist on my google docs destash page that is probably updated more frequently.  *blush*   If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms? Death and Delirium (Sandman), The Goblin King natch (Labyrinth), The Man in Black / Westley (Princess Bride) but Inigo is awesome too.  Kind of equally V and Evie from V for Vendetta.  Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice.  Jack and Zero from Nightmare Before Christmas.  Toothless from How to Train your Dragon.  Demogorgon from Stranger Things.  Everyone from Firefly but especially Wash I guess (I have his dinosaurs.  We do make cunning hats tho.)  Hmmm 10th doctor.   Loki (MCU.)   Gideon (Locked Tomb.)  Legolas / Arwen / Strider (LOTR.)   Geralt & Ciri.  (Witcher)   Klaus (Umbrella Academy.)   Krampus (does he count as a fandom?)   Black Philip (again... does he count?  lol.)   Agent Cooper and his coffee!  (Twin Peaks)  The Unicorn (Last Unicorn)   Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland)     Orlando Bloom in everything.  Ewan McGregor in Moulin Rouge (but not with the hair cut in Star Wars, lol.)   You can probably tell some of them by looking through my wishlists. 
  8/19/21   Do you have an Amazon link?  Can you post it??  yep, it's in my sw help signature link and I posted it again here:  https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/OITDSSITKNDN?ref_=wl_share
if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry?  If so, what’s your user name there?? yep, misstwilight:  https://www.ravelry.com/people/misstwilight   8/20/19   I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery.  Not unless they are super delicious.  My mom made a big batch of fire cider once and labeled it as "caution, may make you puke" so no one would drink it.  hahaha.  We do make our own elderberry syrup (elderberries, honey, apple cider vinegar) so I'm totally not opposed in the slightest to home made remedies and supplements.   Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts? It depends on the scent of hair gloss and bath oil!  *wink*   I'm going to pass on the t-shirts though, I destashed all of my women's babydoll ones (xxl was too small) and I don't like men's / unisex t-shirts.     8/21/21   So partner, would you be interested in a Frankenbag done in Halloween prints? As long as it's mostly black, purple, etc. with no orange.    ALL THE SUGAR SKULLS AND BATS.   Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about? dogs:  I avoid anything sourced or produced in china because of all of the things found in dog treats / food that come through.  I do try to do grainless and avoid legumes as well.  Dried liver or homemade cookies with nut butters and pumpkin (make sure your nut butters do not have any xylitol or artificial sweeteners!)   pigs/goats/sheep:  They're good.  They get lots of things from our garden and a lot of leftover fruit and veggie scraps along with their grain/hay.   how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox) They don't bother me but they really aren't my style either.  I do have some butterflies in a shadowbox sort of frame (completely sealed) that I got in Panama in 1981 or 1982 or so.  Death's Head Hawkmoth might be cool.   I recently beheld a "tarantula moth" at our house - he was so cute!  (Polyphemus moth - Giant Silk moth!)   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? I will *always* choose bat over cat but please do not send me mugs unless they are on my wishlist!  I am drowning in mugs!  I collect the Starbucks City Mugs (although I would prefer the ornament or demitasse size for space reasons) but mostly to drink out of I prefer 18-20 oz mugs (stainless / ceramic) with a lid to keep out the dog hair.     8/22/21   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?  I had to go back and look at what I posted for aversions.  None!     It's just that I prefer stuff I can re-use (wrapping paper / bags) or can have out all year.  I use my NMBC shopping bags all freaking year at the grocery store, for example.      And I have skulls / skeletons / bats / ravens / gargoyles / grotesques up all year.  Not really into witches, spiders, black cats, zombies, or any harvest-y things (fall leaves, pumpkins, orange, corn, scarecrows, etc.)  Tim Burton-esque is very much my style with black and white/purple crooked lines, black swirl-y hills, etc.     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)? I haven't worn eyeshadow for the past four years (I rarely ever leave the house) but .... I do love some smoky eye and gothy colors.   8/23/21   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? ALL OF THE KIT KATS.  I can get green tea and cranberry nut ones here but any other flavors!  yas!  I also collect Starbucks City Mugs so if they have any Japanese mugs in that style, would love!  Japanese incense!  Origami paper!  All the things!   there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes?   I have a bunch of t-shirts on my amazon universal wishlist under clothing.  The largest women's size (2x?)  Their socks don't fit me unless they've started carrying men's sizes.  Honestly their shipping is SUPER slow so I don't know that you would have time to order.   Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like?  https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/fall-lineup-2021 I have always wanted to try Ghost Puffs and I have an empty Candy Corn bottle that is amazing! Ghost Puffs:  Bubbling Scrub, Eau de Parfum, Butterbombs, REFRESHER SPRAYS!  Lip balm (Ghost Kisses!)   Candy Corn candy bowl perfume. The Amethyst and Tranquility butter bombs sound good too.   8/24/21   Could you use a journal or sketchbook?  No, I don't write - my hands don't work well at writing.  I am however trying to start painting (which is funny when I can't write legibly) and I might be able to use some nice watercolor pads and a watercolor set.  Or maybe watercolor pens?  (I have lots of brushes.)  I could also use a starter set of oils.     Do you need BPAL storage?  Imps?  Bottles?  Nope, I'm destashing so much that I've been giving away my bottle storage boxes.  I'm probably going to sell all of my imps and ammo cases as well.   (major respiratory... skin breaking out from perfume... too lazy to change my scent locket all the time...)   Do you wear socks?  What kind?  No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee?  Fibers? Hardly ever.  Bare feet and sandals the majority of the year except for boots when I go out to feed the animals in the winter (snow from Nov - Feb at LEAST, sometimes September - April.)  However, I could use a bunch of nice no show or ankle black cotton.  Inexpensive in a pack is totally fine.   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!  I think most of the tea and snacks I like would be much too expensive to fill up a box as packing material!    Unless you can find a ton of the "iced tea" tea candy (I usually get it at an international market in the Seattle area, DK Market.  I have a hard time finding any in the Spokane area but maybe I just haven't found the right place) - it's super light, I put it in my swaps and sales.     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...? What are wrist fans?   I want to go with you!  A tie dye beach dress could be fun but it would need to be like a size 22.  black, purple.   How do you feel about fancy marshmallows? They're ok.  I haven't been impressed by any that I've tried.  But if you could make rose or lavender, I'd be down.  Or clove!     8/25/21   We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour?  Sweet over sour.  Don't really care about shapes too much.  Usually I just get the Black Forest organic gummy bears at Costco or Wine Gums from World Market.  If I splurge and get weird shapes and flavors, I'll soak them in vanilla vodka or something.   Anything from these Etsy shops?  Kodiak Sea Charms   nope   Halloween Hill Studio,  too pumpkin-y, not enough bat   Grave Markings meh, glow in the dark moon is ok.     What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop?  too spendy.   8/27/21   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 would love more bound bundles and 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? Yesssssssss all of them plus lavender and vervain if there any.   I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest? Hello, yes.  ALL THE GARLIC.  And Onions.   Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like. ALL THE FEATHERS but especially peacock tail.   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)  If it is shelf stable, sure!   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? Yes!  I love unusual vodkas.   8/28/21   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) YES ALL THE BATS although really I have no use for a keychain or hand sanitizer dispenser but it's so cute!   If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in? I don't really have people to play with very often but I have Unstable Unicorns Control & Chaos (from the kickstarter, not the regular game), Exploding Kittens NSFW version, Talisman (god, that's ancient - I played it before my son was born and he's 31!)  I have some games on my amazon wishlist but not very many since ... out in the middle of nowhere, no one to play with except when I can convince my mom and son to play with me.   8/29/21    DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES?  Not especially.   DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING? No, I don't really do magazines unless I want a specific knitting pattern and there is NO other way to get it.   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 or k-cups.  I hate Green Mountain k-cups and most el-cheapo ones.  I love Peets, Tim Hortons, Dutch Bros, Deathwish Coffee k-cups.  For bean, I love Vivace from Seattle (either of their roasts is fine but I always tend towards the ones described as caramel-y or foody and the darker the better), I can do Starbucks small blends/special blends, some seasonal blends, and Sumatra.  (Right now I'm drinking Casi Cielo and I have some Anniversary blend from over a year ago, lol.  We just found the grinder so most of my beans are really old but so far they seem fine.  shrug.)   I've found some chocolate orange, black forest, irish cream, and other flavors that I like at coffee shops - (but never the ones from the grocery store or bulk bins.  They SMELL good and I'm always tempted but the coffee I make with them is always nasty.)   I'm totally open to trying your favorites.  I'll drink medium and blonde too, dark is just my go to.     8/30/21   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. Not right now, I'm about to start physical therapy, seeing a dietician, etc. and am hoping to lose like 100 lbs, lol.  So no new clothes until I am at a new weight!  (except t-shirts and hoodies, I don't mind if those are too big.)   What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level? I like habanero and jalapeno level heat occasionally and I add sour cream if too hot.  Chutneys that is harder to do, so maybe way less heat on those.  I do love pepper jellies but my dad made like 50 jars of it last time (kind of the bronco berry arby's style) so I'm good for a while but if it's a specialty of yours I would still love to try it!  I think I have one jar of plum chutney left so I'm getting low.  I was thinking of making some peach but ... not sure yet.  I adore spicy dill pickles too, especially with lots of garlic!  Dill pickled anything really -- carrots, beans, whatev.
  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. My dogs would totally steal them.  I do adore tiny goth amigurumi and plushes - egyptian, cthulhu, equines of all sorts, baphomet, black philip...  I like the super dark but cuddly.  (like the squishables!!)   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 could use some really good nail strengtheners since my right thumb nail is splitting and won't freaking stop; it's down in the nail bed so I can't cut past the split.  I like shimmery and holographic polish but no glitter as I have a hard time getting that off.  Only five (seven) free polishes please - I looked through the ingredients and the ones I listed below seem to be ok.  Some of the polish on that site is definitely NOT... found some nice colors that contain Ferrocyanide and/or Camphor and/or Toluene.   Since I am really picky about clean ingredients, I didn't even look at the other bath and body. * Ring magnet * Paint It Pretty Polish | Party At The Castle * Whatcha | Night Of Mischief * EDK | Halloween's Finest Trick or Treaters   8/31/21   Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/ yes, all the things.     Hayden Evens Art has released some new Halloween and Disney-themed prints and stickers.  Do any spark your interest? I'll look through and add any to my art / sticker etsy list if I find any.   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? ALL THE GOATS WITH HORNS AND ANIMAL SKELETONS (real or not real.)  No room for things in jars and no creepy dolls kthx.  I don't really have room for figurines either... mostly for stuff that hangs on doors or walls really.     do you use any sorts of semipermanent dyes or do anything fun/wild to your hair? are there any hair products you like? I shave the sides and backs of my head, bleach my hair, dye it bright colors... or just dye it blue or violet black or a wine-red.   I love Aveda hair products and Artic Fox hair colors (bright purples, blues, and wine-reds.)   what about skincare? i am pretty into k beauty and am curious if others are interested in any aspects of this. Right now I'm using The Original serums and cleanser.     9/2/21   Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.'s Halloween & Fall collection is out (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com/collections/halloween-fall-collection😞 anything you might be interested in? Black No. 1
Michigan Moonglow
Once Bitten
Zombie Repellent   These all sound good.  I would take candles or soap in all of them.  (I KNOW I SAID NO BAR SOAP BUT.)   Regarding tea, what type of tea do you prefer? Black tea, green tea, herbal tea? Any type of tea you really don’t enjoy?  I think I covered this already but I drink mostly black tea.  Sometimes herbal (my Breathe Easy and Throat Coat or Aveda Tea/Licorice Mint.)  Very occasionally green (especially Jasmine.)  I do not like rooibos, mate, or pu erh.  White tea is ok.  I like matcha but I mostly purchase the matcha packets that you shake up with water because I don't have a milk steamer or the whisk/bowl things that go with matcha.  (mmmm matcha lattes.)  I love bubble tea too but not sure if that counts here.    Mostly lavender milk, rose milk, jasmine milk, or honey milk.  Tapioca pearls ftw.   9/4/21   are you interested in eco-friendly menstrual products? There are some beautiful gothic print reuseable pads I'm looking at specifically. I keep hoping mine will just totally stop.  I'd be down with trying some reusable pads or a cup.   9/6/21   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? Too many unclean ingredients in their body care.  I don't mind the wall flowers but I have a ton because I don't use them very often.   The Marshmallow and Fireside roomspray is a yes.   Would love that in a wall flower too.   9/14/21   I'm making homemade applesauce this weekend with apples I picked last weekend. I'm going to try my hand at canning for the first time (got my mom, the experienced canner, on speed dial lol) If I succeed would you like a jar? If it's unsweetened, sure!   9/22/21   How do you feel about sniffies? Meh.  I would like at LEAST a little bit of 'fume to skin test.

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13 Nights of Halloween 2021 Master Question List

Master Supplemental Questions List:     8/8/21   Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament?     8/11/21   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!   Have you seen the Dragon con list?  & would any of them appeal to you?   Which Harry Potter house are you?    8/12/21   Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myself soon! 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CaitlinMcCarthyArt
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BatinYourBelfry   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?   Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons?   Do you spend time in the outdoors?   Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking?     8/13/21   The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything?   The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye?   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?   8/14/21   Does anyone here like vintage halloween? 
  Examples:              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?     How do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever.     If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)?     Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price?     What are your fandoms, if any?     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?     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.)       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.)   * What colors would you prefer said knitted object in?  * 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.) You can check out some of my finished projects on Ravelry if you like (click on the project for more photos)  (I'll have to make a list of which items are available  because I knit a lot of things and then just put them in a cabinet and gift or sell them.)       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)       8/15/21     How do you feel about oracle decks?   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)   Oh, and are you into astrology?   What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)?   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)?   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)?   Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape?    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?   Anything from here?  ChocolateStorybook on Etsy   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?
8/16/21   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?   8/17/21   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?    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?   Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies?    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?   Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters?    8/18/21   Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)?   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?    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!    If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms?   8/19/21   Do you have an Amazon link?  Can you post it?? 
if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry?  If so, what’s your user name there??   8/20/21   I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery.    Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts?   8/21/21   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?   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?   8/22/21   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? 
  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)?   8/23/21   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?     Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like?  https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/fall-lineup-2021   8/24/21   Could you use a journal or sketchbook?    Do you need BPAL storage?  Imps?  Bottles?    Do you wear socks?  What kind?  No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee?  Fibers?   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!    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...?   How do you feel about fancy marshmallows?   8/25/21   We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour?    Anything from these Etsy shops? Kodiak Sea Charms, Halloween Hill Studio, Grave Markings   What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop?    8/27/21   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 grow loads of other herbs and I'm drying them now. Any favorites you might like? Mint, basil, oregano, chives, lemon balm or others?   I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest?   Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like.   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?   8/28/21   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)   If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in?     8/29/21    DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES?    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)?   8/30/21   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.   What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level?
  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.   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/   8/31/21   Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/   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?   do you use any sorts of semipermanent dyes or do anything fun/wild to your hair? are there any hair products you like?   what about skincare? i am pretty into k beauty and am curious if others are interested in any aspects of this.     9/2/21   Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.'s Halloween & Fall collection is out (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com/collections/halloween-fall-collection😞 anything you might be interested in?   Regarding tea, what type of tea do you prefer? Black tea, green tea, herbal tea? Any type of tea you really don’t enjoy?    9/4/21   are you interested in eco-friendly menstrual products? There are some beautiful gothic print reuseable pads I'm looking at specifically.   9/6/21   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?   9/14/21   I'm making homemade applesauce this weekend with apples I picked last weekend. I'm going to try my hand at canning for the first time (got my mom, the experienced canner, on speed dial lol) If I succeed would you like a jar?   9/22/21   How do you feel about sniffies?

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Switch Witch 2020 Master Q's List

8/29/20   Does anything from Paintbox Soapworks catch your eye (http://paintboxsoapworks.com/)?   Does anything from the Trading Post's etsy page catch your eye (https://www.etsy.com/shop/bptradingpost)?
8/30/20   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!   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.
9/1/20   are you familiar with https://www.a-natural-alternative.com/ ?  Take a peak & let me know if you might like to try something. 
9/2/20   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?      9/3/20   Would you like anything from here? https://www.etsy.com/shop/TaterRoundsBeauty
9/5/20   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. Interested?   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??    Would you rather receive supplies/tools for your own craft/hobby or receive something you can't make yourself?    Is there anything you'd like from Penzeys (https://www.penzeys.com/)?    9/8/20   Art and artists - anyone dig any of this? https://www.studiodesade.com/  (They also do masks, see here.)     If you knit/crochet/weave, would you like custom dyed yarn?  And if so do you have preference on weight, fiber, colors?   what is one fun/frivolous thing for $20 or less that you’d enjoy?   If I sent you to a dollar store with $20, what would you walk out with?   9/9/20   would anybody like a small cross stitch thing, like a patch or pin? or cross stitching notions like handmade needle minders?   9/11/20   Is there anything you'd like from the UK?    Do you have a particular fandom you'd like stuff from?   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?     How do you feel about fragrant things for the home like incense, candles, atmosphere spray?     Do you share your home with any loved ones (human, feline, canine, etc.) who might enjoy a tiny treat too?  
9/12/20   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!   What about www.drawingsbynicole.com? Anything specific?   Does anything from www.vapidlacquer.com stick out to you?   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!    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/ 2) https://www.mineralgypsy.com 3) https://www.redbubble.com/people/thelatestkate/shop 4) https://www.marikapaz.com/shop/ 5) https://www.faunwood.com 6) https://www.shannatrumbly.com/ 7) https://fiddlersgreenzine.com 8 ) https://www.hedgespokenpress.com   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.   I enjoy historical reproductions and am a fan of LBCC Historical Apothecary. Is there something in her store you might be interested in?   9/13/20   Do you have a favorite art style/movement/artist?    Who is your fashion icon(s)?    What is your favorite mythological creature? 
is there anything you want from Lush?   Do you need any astrological work done, since thats one of my professions? Any particular areas you could utilize a consultation?   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!)?   How do you feel about keto or sugar-free, low carb baked goods or treats??   9/14/20   Anything you'd like from Future Primitive: https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk
Do you have an Etsy 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/   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?   9/15/20   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)?   Do you decorate seasonally/for holidays?  Is there anything in particular you would like to that end?
  Would you like anything from House of Gloi, especially from their Autumn Update? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/fall-1)    I know the tea question has been asked, but what, specifically, about Adagio teas?    What about anything tempting from Dandelion Chocolate? (https://store.dandelionchocolate.com/pages/home)   9/16/20   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.)   How about from https://twinklentwilight.etsy.com ?  (This shop belongs to @twilighteyes - we can maybe crochet some of the unicorns that are sold out...)   Would you enjoy anything from my friend Brian's Etsy shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/BrianSerwayArt?
Are you a sock person?  If so what are your favourite kinds to wear?  Do you have a sockdreams wishlist?   If you're not near one, is there anything from Trader Joe's you'd like?   How do you feel about local items from my city, like spicy (think chili) things or local coffee? The coffee is not spicy lol.   do you have good feelings about Funko Pop?    Candles! Anything from these places catch your fancy? https://cantripcandles.com/collections (restocks Friday 9/18 at 9:00 PST) https://miruscandles.com/collections https://briarwickcandles.com/collections   9/17/20   Is there something from your fandom that popped up in another country you'd be particularly interested in?  What, and what store?   Would you be interested in some boozy chocolates (or anything else) from https://www.chocolatemoonshine.com/ ?   9/18/20   Witchee, assuming you like home made/home canned condiment goodies, what is your spice level preference?  
  Would you be interested in anything from Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.?    9/19/20   Lilith are up! Is there anything from the release that you want? Decant or full bottles?   How would you feel about 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.    9/20/20   How do you guys store your decants so they are not a confused mess?  If you've got a system, please share it.    9/21/20   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?    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?    9/22/20   Would you like any of Snag Tights’ Halloween offerings and if so, what size?   Do you prefer getting one or two really nice/more expensive things or several smaller/less expensive little things? Or do you have no preferance?   Witchee, do you like tea? If so, what kind?   Witchee, do you want anything?  Shirts, mugs, postcards from Anarchist Seattle, Portland, or New York.... https://www.redbubble.com/people/litlnemo/shop?artistUserName=litlnemo   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.   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?   Candy corn – love it or loathe it?  Or just don’t care much one way or another?   9/23/20   https://www.poesieperfume.com/loose-leaf-tea  <---- would you be interested in receiving tea and / or scents from Poesie?   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?   9/25/20   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/   10/1/20   Would you be interested in anything from KBShimmer's new Fall nail polish collection or their Falloween collection?   10/3/20   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 Pflaumenmus (also Plum Butter) Cardamom Plum Jam Star Anise Plum Jam Ginger Peach Butter Vanilla Peach Jam Sweet Green Tomato Relish Dill Green Tomato Relish Huckleberry Jam Apple Butter Candied Jalapenos (delicious with cream cheese on burgers or crackers) Lavender Vanilla Bean liqueur Rose Petal liqueur   10/4/20   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?   10/5/20   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   10/12/20   Darling witchee, would you like a candle or other goodies from Last Craft? https://lastcraftdesigns.com/

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My Switch Witch Fall 2020 answers

I don't know if I posted this in other places, but please don't send me BAR SOAP or COFFEE MUGS (unless they're on a wish list) -- I have sooo much/many.     8/29/20   Does anything from Paintbox Soapworks catch your eye (http://paintboxsoapworks.com/)? Hex on the Beach and Nightwalker are the ones without potential death notes.    Non Weenie:  Journey in Satchidananda, Pick-A-Duck, Rice Pudding, The Queen is Dead, Man in the Moon, Mandinka, Blackbird, White Rose of York, Whiskers   No to soap, perfume, hair oil, candles, and slip lotion.   Yes to sorbetto and bath streusal.   Would love some clean slate scrub (not the soap.)    MAYBE on the wax tarts.  I do have an electric tart burner that I should start using more often.     Does anything from the Trading Post's etsy page catch your eye (https://www.etsy.com/shop/bptradingpost)? Not really.  I really wanted one of the skelly shelves but I don't see them on the website anymore (and not on etsy either) but I couldn't afford one while they were up.   8/30/20   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! I love the flavored kit kats!!!  usually.  None of those flavors are sounding really good except maybe the Strawberry Ice Cream?  Would love more origami paper .. mine is all packed up in storage.  I don't know what other Japanese snacks there are!!  I really miss going to all of my Asian markets in the Seattle area though.  Japanese incense!!!   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. Reading and playing video games, baths with lots of scented stuff, eating out (MOD Pizza, Panera, Costa Vida, Dutch Brothers, Sonic, Taco Bell, Chipotle, Jimmy Johns, Subway, Thai food, Ethiopian food, etc.)   Mead and sweet apple cider (hard.)  There are all kinds of flavored liqueurs I want to try but yeah, alcohol seems like a huge frivolous luxury so I rarely buy any.  I'm almost out of my cake vodka that I save for really special occasions and I haven't been able to find any more!  I usually only get chocolate bars when it's on a major sale or I find some I like at Grocery Outlet for a reasonable price.  LuvMilk is one of my favorite luxury bath item makers.  Another luxury is purchasing things like Death Cups (coffee for Keurig) from Death Wish coffee company.  Or Tim Horton's dark roast k-cups.
  9/1/20   are you familiar with https://www.a-natural-alternative.com/ ?  Take a peak & let me know if you might like to try something.  I'd be up for trying lavender or french vanilla lip balm.     9/2/20   Would you like a face mask from one of my favorite artists? https://akumuink.com/collections/facemasks I'm good on facemasks right now.  My mom and my BFF in France both make them and I rarely ever go anywhere.  I do kind of want some gaiters but I'm concerned they would be too tight.  I was eyeing the Last Unicorn ones (on my etsy masks faves) and a cheshire cat smile one (on amazon) but I have a fat neck so ... probably not a good idea if they're one size fits all.  (plus I would wear them OVER my other masks.)   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 already bought one from Jennifer (Hakutaku Custom Masks) for my mom's birthday so I'm good there.     9/3/20   Would you like anything from here? https://www.etsy.com/shop/TaterRoundsBeauty The Black Phillip makes me laugh.  Maybe some of the pure daily moisturizer?  I need a good facial moisturizer since Kiss My Face stopped making the one that worked for me.  Or the Ultra Hydrating Vitamin Rich Face Cream & Aloe Gel?   Hyaluronate & Algae Face Serum - Face Serum?   Vampire Tonic!   ok, I totally want some of the Black Phillip perfume too.  Would absolutely try the hair color.  I added a ton of stuff to my "make up" and "other bath and beauty" etsy faves.   9/5/20   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. Interested? I only have one jar of homemade garlic dill pickles left, so yesssss bring the artisan dill pickles!!!   This year we made peach jam, ginger peach butter, cardamom plum jar, star anise plum jam, plum butter (two different types), apple butter, applesauce, lavender vanilla bean liqueur, rose petal liqueur, dilly beans, green tomato dill relish, and I currently have plums and spices sitting in vodka (Slivovitz, but it won't be ready until December.)  So anything else, I will gladly take!!  Especially brandied and bourbon cherries!!!  BRING IT.   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??  I'd really love some Scream Inside your Heart or Scream Inside your Snake Oil BPAL and a sticker.  But I'm also in the 13 Nights of Halloween and asked for it there too, so you'd probably want to pop into that thread and ask my Pumpkin to contact you so as not to double up.  Or have someone else do it for you since I follow that thread, haha.   Would you rather receive supplies/tools for your own craft/hobby or receive something you can't make yourself?  I have sooo much yarn and really don't need any more.  I can always use Chiaogoo Red Lace needles in a size US 7 though!  I like getting things I can't make myself too.     Is there anything you'd like from Penzeys (https://www.penzeys.com/)?  I think I have everything I want spice wise on my Amazon Cooking wish list.   It has a bunch of things from Penzeys on it.         9/8/20   Art and artists - anyone dig any of this?  https://www.studiodesade.com/  (They also do masks, see here.)   Really not my color palettes or style.     If you knit/crochet/weave, would you like custom dyed yarn?  And if so do you have preference on weight, fiber, colors? Anything from fingering to bulky is fine.  I prefer either gradients or semi-solid.  Black and grey are always needed for neutrals, especially paired with a great contrast-y semi-solid (or gradient, lol) to make brioche or colorwork hats (so like dk/worsted) - I love jewel toned purples, blurples, blues.  Dark blackened reds.  Merino is awesome, merino cashmere, merino silk, merino silk cashmere, anything with yak... I don't love alpaca, llama, bfl, acrylic.  Bamboo and tencel are great!   what is one fun/frivolous thing for $20 or less that you’d enjoy? A pig or dragon tea pet!     If I sent you to a dollar store with $20, what would you walk out with? maybe some frames to hang up some of my artwork, assuming they had frames matted for 8x10.  maybe some gift bags or wrapping paper/tissue.  if it's halloween time and they have cool bats or skeletal animals, that's all me.       9/9/20   would anybody like a small cross stitch thing, like a patch or pin? or cross stitching notions like handmade needle minders? I am old and losing eyesight, so although I really wanted to learn cross stitch, I just can't see.  So no notions.  I would love to receive a patch or pin!   9/11/20   Is there anything you'd like from the UK?  um, yes!  Tea!  Chocolate!  Future Primitive stuff!     Do you have a particular fandom you'd like stuff from? I have fandoms that I like things from that are on wish lists - I'm still kicking myself for not getting the Princess Bride funko pops when I was at the Everett store but unless I really love them, I don't collect them.  If that makes sense.  I know it when I see it?  And I usually add it to a list?  There are a lot of fandom pins, for example, on my etsy jewelry faves from Firefly, HP, Brave, Buffy, etc.  I love Nightmare Before Christmas and love the cookie jars.  Hot Topic usually has a new one every year?  Or used to, I haven't been shopping for the past four or five years so my collection is very small and all packed up.   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?   YESSSSS  I have things from Bird and Blend, David's Tea, Mariage Freres, Dammann Freres,  Harney & Sons, Stephen Smith Tea, etc. on my amazon Beverages wish list.   Oh!  And I love Blackthorn Hoodoo Tea, I should add some of those.      As far as tools go, I have a variable temperature electric tea kettle, multiple tea pots, and a couple of ingenuitea type tea strainers so I'm probably good.  Please for the love of god no more coffee or tea cups unless they are specifically on a wishlist.   Oh, I do have some ice tea pitchers / infusers and water bottles on my wishlist.  There was one kind that had a screw off bottom so you could fill it with ice easily but I can't remember where I saw it at.  Any water bottles need to be stainless/aluminum and preferably dishwasher safe.  I do kind of want another black iron japanese style tea pot but they're never large enough for me.   How do you feel about fragrant things for the home like incense, candles, atmosphere spray?   I love pillow spray!  Would love to try the low smoke incense from Shoyeido  (all of the scents sound fine.)  I don't burn candles very often because of my respiratory disease but I do love Sihaya & Co's candles - I burned one during our recent four day power outage and it didn't irritate my lungs so I am hopeful.  Would love Black Roses, Samhain Dusk, Celtic Twilight, I am Here I am Whole, Long Distance Hug.  I rarely use atmosphere spray because I don't want to choke the dogs.  I have three or four boxes of it (BPTP) in my closet.   Do you share your home with any loved ones (human, feline, canine, etc.) who might enjoy a tiny treat too?   My dogs always love treats!   I also have pigs, goats, and sheep but they are all totally spoiled and love bananas, so I think they're set.   
  9/12/20   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 kind of like some of the art work but the color palette is very much not me.    (and I'm getting full walls for artwork and don't use notebooks.)   What about www.drawingsbynicole.com? Anything specific? Nope.   Does anything from www.vapidlacquer.com stick out to you? Sugar Scrub or Body Mist both sound nice.  Sugared Rose, Continuity for the Body Mist.  Available scent notes are missing for the sugar scrubs.  Maybe Butter Beer or Vanilla Vixen?   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!  Would love to see what you've got.  My walls are getting full of art already and I have a ton more to hang up that I need frames for (matted for 8x10 artwork from Brian Serway.)  I only have a small room in someone else's house and being disabled, I don't know that I'll ever have my own place again.     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/ -- Creature of the Night silver pin.  Curious Wanderer Silver pin. 2) https://www.mineralgypsy.com -- I love crystals.  Anything you'd think I'd like.   3) https://www.redbubble.com/people/thelatestkate/shop -- Super cute but bright.  I could actually use a new ipad case but I need the kind that doubles as a stand (I have an older iPad air.)  I'd say a water bottle but none of her water bottle designs call to me. 4) https://www.marikapaz.com/shop/ - would totally take sheets of stickers to decorate packages with. 5) https://www.faunwood.com - nothing really. 6) https://www.shannatrumbly.com/ - I really don't need any prints right now and the stickers are pretty expensive. 7) https://fiddlersgreenzine.com - are these zines?  I love the style (very Tolkien) but don't really like zines. 8 ) https://www.hedgespokenpress.com - I really don't need any prints right now   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. TBH, I am too hot 99.99999% of the time and I'm a knitter, mom is a knitter/crocheter, and I absolutely do not need anything to wear that would be warm (except maybe some nordic style pajama socks.)  I don't need either a teapot or french press cozy.  I am super picky about my cowls.   But if you're a knitter or crocheter and want to make me something, I have a bundle on Ravelry called "make for me!"  filled with thing to knit (all kinds of colorwork and stuff) or crochet (mostly amigurumi but also some top hats)    Warning -- all of the fox stuff is for my mom.  So if I receive any of that, she will get it.     I do wear socks, fingerless miits and double length cowls or long cresecent shawlettes.  I don't wear knitted hats or choke-y cowls or smoke rings or mittens or triangle shaped shawls.      Feets are huge, size 11w.  Hands are also huge.  If you knit socks for me I REALLY REALLY need a stretchy cast on (if cuff down socks) or bind off (if toe up socks.)  And both the stretchy cast on AND bind off for mitts.  (I use Jeny's for both, myself, although a cable cast on is usually stretchy enough too.)    I think the stretchy thing is one of those tics of being autistic.   (shrug)   I enjoy historical reproductions and am a fan of LBCC Historical Apothecary. Is there something in her store you might be interested in? I'm not really into vintage-y type stuff and I really don't like things in round tins (especially lip stuff.)  The Rose scented ink is the coolest but I don't write at all!  I can still type and knit, but my hands don't like writing for more than a few words on a note.  The Egyptian Geranium EO or the Organic Clove Bud EO both caught my eye but I don't really have a pressing need for EO's right now.  Maybe a large loofa sponge?  Oh!  4 Thieves Vinegar!  Ok, the 1896 Cleopatra's Enamel looks interesting too.       9/13/20   Do you have a favorite art style/movement/artist?  I think I talked about it in my original answers.  But since I don't really need any artwork right now...    Who is your fashion icon(s)?  I don't know that I have any particular fashion icons.   I'm mostly attracted to gothy/fetishy/industrial mixes of clothing and makeup but I am too lazy to dress that way myself most of the time.   What is your favorite mythological creature?  Anything equine really (I used to collection tons of unicorn/pegasus figures but they're all packed up.  I love hippocampus too!) as well as grotesques and gargoyles.  And Krampus.  And Black Philip.   is there anything you want from Lush? always.  like every single bat bath bomb!!  ALL OF THEM!  I have other stuff from LUSH on my Amazon Bath, Body, Fragrance wish list.   Do you need any astrological work done, since thats one of my professions? Any particular areas you could utilize a consultation? This would be fun if Holly was my Witch.  But I don't know my birth time and my mom can't find my baby book.   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!)? No nuts, Penuche!!!!!  And the apple pie fudge!!!!!!!   *sad grabby hands towards all the fudge*   How do you feel about keto or sugar-free, low carb baked goods or treats?? I'm ok with real sugar, butter, cream.  I try to avoid corn syrup.  I'm also ok with coconut sugar and alternatives, but I prefer using castor sugar or brown sugar in things.  My mom makes a lot of alternative, gluten free, oil free, low sugar stuff so I already have access but that doesn't mean I wouldn't want any from my Witch if that is their specialty - I just don't require it?     9/14/20   Anything you'd like from Future Primitive: https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk I am interested in the Bath Salts, Shampoo Bar, Sugar Scrubs, and Whipped Soap (especially if you want to send something for my son - he LOVES their whipped soap and uses it for shaving - Ghost Smoke is his fave.)    Scents that sound good are: Festival Four & Twenty Blackbirds OM Rook & Raven Sylph White Witch Lughnasadh The Gloaming GHOST SMOKE       Do you have an Etsy wishlist? Yes, I believe it is linked both on the Switch Witch Spreadsheet and on my Switch Witch Help (both are in signature.)  And I put it here for ease as well.  ❤️  ETSY FAVES.  That being said, once an item is sold out I am unable to remove it from the sorted lists which drives my virgo heart absolutely crazy.  So make sure to check the "show only available items" when looking through lists.  It's a major bug and the only way around it is to make a new list, add all of the items you want to it, and delete the old list.     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/ No bar soap, but I would up for trying the bath salts, scrubs, facial stuff, etc.  I put a bunch on my amazon bath, body, fragrance list for fun.  Some of them are kind of spendy but the bath salts and masks aren't too bad.   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? Nah, I'm good.  I have so much perfume and no more veins.     9/15/20   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)? Not caricatures, no.     Do you decorate seasonally/for holidays?  Is there anything in particular you would like to that end? My room is always filled with bats and skulls and skeletal things and gargoyles.  I would love Nightmare Before Christmas ornaments and especially the new Pumpkin King tree topper (Hallmark.)
  Would you like anything from House of Gloi, especially from their Autumn Update? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/fall-1)  The Fancy Witch body powder sounds nice.  Black Rose or Marshmallow butterbombs.  Do they not do whipped soap anymore?  I'm trying to avoid sugar scrubs right now because I'm battling skin infections and I don't think sugar helps.  Prefer oily/salt scrubs.   I know the tea question has been asked, but what, specifically, about Adagio teas?  mmm tea Samples are great.  Loose leaf.   If you wanted to create a blend for me with your own artwork, that would be fun!   (I don't like mate, pu-erh, or rooibos/honeybush)  Lapsang, Cream, Butterscotch, Clove?   This is Hallowen (by Bran Mydwnter) https://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/blend.html?blend=96188
Trick or Treat (by Bran Mydwnter) https://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/blend.html?blend=96259   Flavored Teas:
Kentucky Bourbon
Cream
Vanilla
Thai Tea
Butterscotch
Caramel
Hazelnut
Blackberry
Orange
Gingerbread
Hibiscus   Chais:
Masala Chai
Raja Oolong Chai   Matcha Teas:
Matcha
Uji Matcha
Matcha Peach
Matcha Sticks Peach
Matcha Sticks Jasmine
Matcha Sticks Traditional or Sweet 
Matcha Sticks Black   Black Teas:
Earl Grey Lavender
Lapsang Souchong
Black Dragon Pearls
Tangerine Tuxedo   Green Teas:
Jasmine Phoenix Pearls
Sleeping Dragon
Fujian Jasmine Pearl
Jasmine Chun Hao
Green Dragon Pearls
Guizhou Twist
Wenshan Mist Green
Autumn Mist Green   Herbal Teas:
Kona Pineapple
Elderberry Wine
Berry Creme Compote
Blood Orange
Wild Strawberry
Berry Blues
Dragon Fruit Dream
Turmeric Bliss
Wellness:
Throat Therapy   What about anything tempting from Dandelion Chocolate? (https://store.dandelionchocolate.com/pages/home) Sea Salt Caramels Chocolate Covered Almonds Dandelion Chocolate Chip Cookie Anything from the Pantry & Baking - nibs, chips, chef's chocolate.  (Tiffin is one of my favorite things and I like to make it out of "good" chocolate instead of plain chocolate chips.)   9/16/20   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.) I'd really super love a planchette / skull pendant from her but I love her cute pins too.   Would you enjoy anything from my friend Brian's Etsy shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/BrianSerwayArt? I have sooooo many of his prints.  I really need some matted (white mat, black frame) for 8x10 for all of his artwork that I haven't hung up yet.  The only one I super want in stock right now is I Am No Man.
Are you a sock person?  If so what are your favourite kinds to wear?  Do you have a sockdreams wishlist? The sockdream's wishlists are shareable!!  I don't actually like wearing socks but I *DO* need some new ones.  I'd love a bunch of black cotton footie socks!  Also black cotton crew would be good.  I have size 11w feet, so they can't be "one size fits most."  I think I put a bunch of sockdreams stuff under my SW Help (in signature.)   If you're not near one, is there anything from Trader Joe's you'd like? I'm near one!  I can't think of anything I super want that I can't get myself.   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 love dark roast coffee but right now it needs to be k-cups.  I love green chiles!  I have a bunch of chile stuff on my amazon cooking and kitchen and snack wishlists.   do you have good feelings about Funko Pop?  I don't collect them just to collect them but I have gotten a few that I love.  I have the Goblin King, Death, Demogorgon, Jack Skellington.  Would love The Man in Black (Princess Bride) and/or Inigo Montoya -- I'm still kicking myself for not buying some when I was at the flagship store in Everett last time.  Would love Black Philip.  I can't remember if I have a Krampus already or not.   Candles! Anything from these places catch your fancy? https://cantripcandles.com/collections (restocks Friday 9/18 at 9:00 PST) https://miruscandles.com/collections https://briarwickcandles.com/collections   without knowing if they would irritate my lungs or not, I'm going to have to say no.  I love candles; I am a chandler ffs.  But my stupid lungs and chronic respiratory disease!  Argh!!!     9/17/20   Is there something from your fandom that popped up in another country you'd be particularly interested in?  What, and what store? I'm not sure!  I don't have any disposable income so I don't really go looking.   Would you be interested in some boozy chocolates (or anything else) from https://www.chocolatemoonshine.com/ ? I'm always interested in boozy chocolates but this site does say that all of their chocolates are non-alcoholic.   The Creme Brulee and Black Cherry Bourbon fudge look interesting - how much do you get for $20, I wonder?  (You can get a pound of Penuche fudge from Holly with free shipping to the US for $20... just saying...  and it's SO.  FRICKING.  GOOD.  and the apple pie!!!  She could probably try her hand at any custom flavor.)   9/18/20   Witchee, assuming you like home made/home canned condiment goodies, what is your spice level preference?   I'm a bit of a spice wimp - maybe as high as cayenne (30-50k) but assume I'm eating it with sour cream or cream cheese or something to cut the heat a bit.  I like flavor more than just heat.   Would you be interested in anything from Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.?  The name makes me laugh because so totally Donnie Darko.  Sadly all of their bath salt is sold out and the scents are pretty generic anyway.  Much more interested in Luv Milk milk baths.     9/19/20   Lilith are up! Is there anything from the release that you want? Decant or full bottles? I don't really like (or ever use) decants, I'm a full bottle kind of person.   Aoede, Melete, Mneme - Sugared cream, vanilla husk, white sandalwood, and flecks of caramel. Baby’s First Ballista - oakwood, vanilla bean, and sugar cookies.
Boop - Lavender cream, puppy paws, white patchouli, and honey dust.
Between Classes - Fleece spiderwebs, lavender mist, and pink carnations.
Perfectly Normal Childhood - spun sugar, vanilla marshmallows, cardamom, and cake batter.
Rose Quartz Bedroom - Sugared vanilla rose with saffron, white musk, and Lilith’s favorite lavender.
Sentence First, Verdict Afterwards - white roses, tea roses, climbing roses, blood red roses, and a cluster of thorns, blood-spattered and sword-sharp, with clove bud and tobacco flower. Thunk -teakwood, tobacco, iron, and pine tar.
Two Frames - buttercream-frosted sprinkle cupcakes and a sprig of lavender. Velut Luna Statu Variabilis - ylang ylang, pink vanilla, carnation chypre, and red benzoin.
Metal Twins - Vanilla cake batter (she only wants the batter!) and flan.   How would you feel about recipes?   You should share them in our BPAL recipe group on facebook?!  (whatever happened to our recipe / cookbook area or was that the old forum?)     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.  No beavers, thx.   9/20/20   How do you guys store your decants so they are not a confused mess?  If you've got a system, please share it.  I store mine in 100 count ammo boxes and use a grid spreadsheet.     9/21/20   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?  I think I have answered this one multiple times.  Anything from my Make for Me bundle is great.  No scarves.  No washcloths.  I prefer merino, merino cashmere, or merino silk cashmere.  Bamboo is great for socks.  No alpaca or llama.  Meh on angora.  Absolutely no acrylic except for amigurumi.   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?  WHAT ABOUT HARRY POTTER WORLD?!?!  ALL THE CHOCOLATE FROGS!!!!!!!  Obviously I like Nightmare Before Christmas stuff -- especially canisters and plates/bowls from Disney.  No coffee cups though unless they have really large ceramic or stainless travel mugs with a lid (large = 18-20oz.)  I like enameled pins and buttons too.  Large oversize hoodies and zip up hoodies but those are probably getting pricey.  Would take Haunted Mansion or NMBC pandora type charms for my leather bracelet.  NMBC or Haunted Mansion pens -- the HM pen is purple with a bat on the end!  YES.   9/22/20   Would you like any of Snag Tights’ Halloween offerings and if so, what size? maybe footless tights or chub rub shorts.  Probably a G because I'm a 20/22 and I'm tall.  Sigh.  Black, purple, skulls, bats... anything gothy.   Do you prefer getting one or two really nice/more expensive things or several smaller/less expensive little things? Or do you have no preferance? Whatever my Witch prefers!   Witchee, do you like tea? If so, what kind? Srsly?  *looks at huge tea wishlists*     Witchee, do you want anything?  Shirts, mugs, postcards from Anarchist Seattle, Portland, or New York.... https://www.redbubble.com/people/litlnemo/shop?artistUserName=litlnemo   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! I'd love the Dark Wood tarot from Abigail Larson.  Or some runic sets.  Or one of the tarot sets from The Creeping Wood.  The Phantomwise Tarot is like my holy grail, I wish Erin Morgenstern would make more.
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. Sure!  I mostly love darkwave and gothy stuff.     Do you have an Amazon wishlist?  If you do and you're ok with getting stuff from it, please share the link! Yes, it's already been shared multiple times in multiple places, lol.  SO I KNOW YOU'RE NOT MY WITCH.  Unless this is some kind of reverse psychology.   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 love the spices that are in "pumpkin spice" but I don't love the way that people think it needs to be orange or to have actual pumpkin in it?  It's not about the pumpkin.  It's about the clove, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, etc.!!!   I dearly love clove, please all of the clove scented and flavored things.  But meh on "pumpkin spice" stuff because it's usually not.   Candy corn – love it or loathe it?  Or just don’t care much one way or another? HISSSS  *holds up cross*   *drops cross when it burns her hand*  BACK EVIL ONE!  BACK!   9/23/20   https://www.poesieperfume.com/loose-leaf-tea  <---- would you be interested in receiving tea and / or scents from Poesie? Tea, yes.  Scents, probably not.  Trying to cut back on the perfume that is taking over my room!   Most of their tea sounds great except no yerba mate, no rooibos/honeybush, no chamomile please.   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 will always accept homemade tasty things!  I especially love chocolate shortbread and would love to try a savory one.  Love caramels.  Would totally take homemade marshmallows.  Love candied fruit peel and fruits!   9/25/20   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/ Not my time period!  I prefer older medieval type things.     10/1/20   Would you be interested in anything from KBShimmer's new Fall nail polish collection or their Falloween collection? No.  But I do love their magnetic multichrome polish in other colors!  And I could totally use a nail strengthener because my thumb nail keeps splitting.  And then of course I need base coats, holographic topper coats, and quick dry top coats.  Dang, gets expensive fast!!  (but I added some to my Bath, Body, Fragrance amazon wishlist anyway.)   10/3/20   Witchee, darlin', anything appeal from this goth-metal-Satanic Tea company, Pitch Black North? https://www.pitchblacknorth.com/category/all-tea Breath of Demons (natch), Antichrist Pumpkin Spice, Coconut Chai (in that order.)  The Vanilla Earl Grey would be my last choice as everything else has chamomile or mint.   10/4/20   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? UM, DUH.  YES.   10/5/20   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 All the men in tight leather suits please.  And Charlie Cox!!     10/12/20   Darling witchee, would you like a candle or other goodies from Last Craft? https://lastcraftdesigns.com/ um, hello my pretties!!   pins, stickers, or patches:  Robert Smith, Goth Eyes, Strange as Angels, Enjoy the Silence.  Bowie. Would totally take Strange as Angels womens t in 2xl. Love Cats lace locks. Candles:  Saint Robert, Buffy, Trent Reznor (Emperor of Dirt), RBG NEW WAVE TAROT CARDS Better Off Dead Screen Print!!!!  (I WANT MY TWO DOLLARS)

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NYE Solstice Swap

Would you like anything from Spireside candles? https://spireside.com/ I freaking LOVE candles but right now I'm having a hard time burning them and still being able to breathe (chronic respiratory issues) so those and incense are probably out for me.  I just told my son that he can have/use my huge stash of partylite candles from when I was a seller.  So I guess the answer is "no candles please" - if I burn them, I pay for it with coughing, wheezing, and much emergency inhaler use over the next couple of weeks.  Would totally welcome tarts though!  I don't see a scent list there and I don't want to click through things one by one (it hurts to sit at computer for very long, sorry.)  Doesn't look like wax melts are up at Sihaya yet either but honestly, all of their winter 2019 collection sounds like it would be lovely as wax melts.  Maybe especially Fireside Tales, Warm Woolen Mittens, Winter Rose (I LOVE ROSE), and Everwinter Woods.     The WInter Collection (Winter 2019) Cookie Party!: The scent of cozy kitchen chaos! Snickerdoodle cookies baking in the oven, oatmeal cookies piped with marshmallow frosting, and sweet sugar cookies cooling on the rack!
Courage, Comfort, & Joy: Glad tidings of warmth and hope. A collection of traditional wintertide scents to brighten the darkest nights. Mulberry, lingonberry, red apple, fir needle, and cozy wintry spices.
Everwinter Woods: The scent of the mountains shrouded in ice. A forest of evergreen and spruce, chilling ozone top notes of whipping winds, and a hint of shivering eucalyptus.
Fireside Tales: This scent is in honor of the nearly-forgotten tradition of telling ghost stories around the Yuletide hearth. Crackling boughs of cedar and birch, glowing embers, and the soft spice of saffron.
Gingerbread Latte: A steaming cup of cheer. A gingerbread latte topped with whipped cream and a decadent drizzle of caramel.
Old Saint Nick: Cherry pipe smoke, cozy hearth woods, and roasted chestnut.
Spiced Wassail: Fine health to thee! A warm mug of cider spiced with a strong kick of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove to keep you snug while the carolers sing.
The Court In Splendour: Glad Tidings from the King! The scent of the Tudor court at Yuletide. A festive blend of bayberry and tart cranberry on a bed of warm balsam and spice.
The Memory Of Snow: Silky almond cream, delicate spun sugar, a dash of nutmeg, and the memory of snow.
Warm Woolen Mittens: Comfort in the coldest months. Warm wool, sprigs of lavender, and softly smoked vanilla.
Winter Rose: A single red rose, freshly plucked and placed upon a bed of bayberry and green boughs of holly, ivy, and balsam.
Yuletide: A classic home for the holidays scent. Pine boughs strung with orange clove pomanders and cranberries, and then merrily wound throughout the home!      Are you interested in anything from Bird and Blend Tea Company? (https://birdandblendtea.com/us_en/)   Bonfire Toffee
Great British Cuppa
Terry's Orange Chocolate
Aniseed Balls
Smoky Russian
Vicky's Sponge Cake - small amounts (1 oz or less) would be great since I have a *lot* of tea and I hate my parent's kettle, so I rarely make tea.  I need to get an electric kettle for my room or something.       The story part-Books... Can you be more specific about any particular books you are interested in reading?   Do you have any wishlist links?  I tend to get way more books than I can read (advance reading copies and the like) and I only do books on .mobi or .epub (kindle or ibooks) since my eyes are going and I need to be able to enlarge the font.   My amazon wishlist is linked in my SW Help in my signature, but for ease... my amazon wishlists.  Please make sure it's sorted by priority.      I'd be happy to have "story" interpreted in artwork or a knitting pattern on my wishlist or however you want to interpret it.   Are role playing games stories?  I think so!  I have a wishlist on gog.com and another on Steam though I'm not sure how to share it (right now the only thing is Anchorhead which is a Lovecraftian graphics/text adventure, so retro and very interactive story.)  So a steam gift card would be lovely!   As far as dvd's as stories, I'm missing Red Dwarf V, VI, VII, and XII on dvd and would gleefully welcome those.  The only other things I really want right now are the extended versions of LOTR and the Hobbit movies on blu-ray and those are expensive, so ...    As far as music goes, I would greatly welcome something like an itunes GC.  But I'll take CDs, mp3, or whatever as well if you want to send a thumbdrive or burned cd.  I can always rip back to mp3 and put on my computer and then phone/ipod or I can play cd's in my car. I mostly only listen to music when driving (on cd or my ipod/iphone) or when showering (on my ipod.)   On the decorating spectrum, do you head more towards classic/stylish or towards cheesy/kitsch? Probably neither?  hahaha.   Nerdy/Gothy?  My furniture and desk are grey/black and are marble/granite style.  My bistro table is grey marble.  My bed sheets are generally grey/black/eggplant.  I have Nightmare Before Christmas comforters.  or eggplant/black/dark grey.  I have many iron/glass/silver/plaster with grey finish sconces.  My artwork frames are all black.  A lot of my artwork is black/white.  I have tons of grotesques and gargoyles.  I collect NMBC cookie jars.  I'm pretty overloaded with decorations right now since I'm staying with family and can only decorate my room.  Most of my stuff is packed up.  OH.  You probably mean Christmas decorations.  Ummm I would love more gothy/nerdy tree ornaments, like NMBC.  Unicorns, dragons... but not cheesy ones, nice ones.  *wink*  My mom used to get me a different Hallmark series ornament every year for my birthday but I think she forgot this year (right now the series is "a pony for christmas" or something like that.  I have all of the rocking horses in the series that ended.)  I would love a cthulhu tree topper... I really like Krampus things too.  Or a weeping angel tree topper... (I have a weeping angel tree ornament.)   Fiber artists! (Knitters, weavers, crocheters etc) How would you like to get some nice yarn? I'm pretty overloaded in yarn right now but as long as it isn't acrylic I can probably find a use for it.  I prefer black/grey/white/blues/purples/dark reds/dark greens.  (no yellow, orange, tan, cream, brown.)  No variegated yarn please - I'm only doing solids/semi-solids and graduated.  Self striping is ok if it's DK or above.   Is there any animal you feel a strong connection with? Many.  Pit bulls, Friesian horses, bats, corvids, dolphins, leafy sea dragons.  Mythical would be gargoyles of all sorts (especially winged dogs), hippocampus and equines of all sorts... thestrals!  (so many creatures in the HP world.)  

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Switch Witch 2019 Master Q's List

9/18/19
 
Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/   Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of?   Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)?   Do any of these knitted items appeal to you? Easy Fingerless Mittens Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf Odyssey Shawl Close to You scarf Rikke Slouch Hat Simple Yet Effective Cowl Knitted Pumpkins Little Bear Stuffy   How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)?   9/20/19   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?    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?    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 ·         pie ·         dogs ·         bears ·         turtles ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…)   I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations?   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.   9/22/19     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?   Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love?   Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive?   9/23/19   Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths?   Would you like anything from Lush?   9/26/19   So, there's a Euro coin of some denomination coming out with Asterix on it for the 60th anniversary and, while I'm not a coin collector, I've loved Asterix since before I could read and therefore really want one or two of the coin just to have.  Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees?    Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches?    9/28/19   Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share?   And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size?   Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy?   Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??      is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy?    9/29/19     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)   How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used?     Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye?     9/30/19   do you have a favourite saying or quote?   How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit?

  How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom?   10/1/19   A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)   Any fiber issues?   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!    Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc)   10/2/19     Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in?    Does anyone else do nail wraps?   What about postcards?    Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)?   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.    10/3/19     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?   Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits?   Would you wear any of these?  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)?   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?   What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites?   10/4/19    How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional?   10/6/19   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?   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?   10/7/19   Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas?
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?   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)   10/8/19   How do you feel about enamel pins?  Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent?   10/10/19   what is your T-shirt/shirt of choice Size?   10/11/2019   OCTOBER LUNACY!  I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye?   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?   10/13/19   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?    10/15/19   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 just got an email from Lush that their Christmas stuff is now up online! anything you might like?   10/18/19   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.   10/19/19   I am in Las Vegas is there anything you would want from here?

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Switch Witch 2019 - my answers

9/18/19
 
Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things, I've probably already bought it! 🤣 ) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/ Ooh, I'm always envious when I see other people get these.   Would love to try some!   Assuming they are all paraben, SLS, phthalate free?     Bubbling Bathing Grains
Body Cream
Shampoo Bar
Sugar Scrub (any of the three types)
Whipped Soap (anything really except bar soap, perfume, and conditioner.)   *Ghost Smoke ** Lughnasadh * Opium Den ** The Gloaming Shadow Show Tombstone Witch Cake   Bell Book & Candle *Dragon's Blood Cordwainer Festival Four & Twenty Blackbirds OM **Rook & Raven * Sylph ** White Witch   Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of? No thank you, I don't have a dvd/blu-ray in my room and I rarely leave my room.  I'm not super into horror any more (used to watch tons of horror and b-movies when I had a BF who was really into it.)   Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)? I like crescent, sideways, and bias shawlettes or round/pi/half circle shawls.  I do love me some fingerless mitts but the cast on and bind offs need to be done stretchy (cable cast on or JSSCO; JSSBO or lace/russian bind off.)  Or you can look in my "Make for Me" bundle on Ravelry.  Or the Vampire Swap bundle.  Patterns I want (not knitted for me, I want to knit them) are in my Wishlist.  Please don't knit things for me that are in my queue, I want to knit those!     Do any of these knitted items appeal to you? - Either no, I already have them made, or I already have the pattern and have them in my queue to make.   How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)? I love thrifting!  Totally fine with me.   9/20/19   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?  Sure!  I actually have products from them on my wishlist (in signature.)   Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands? Sure!  Assuming they are all paraben, SLS, phthalate free.   Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated?  I super want the "Leg Avenue Black Bat Cozy Dress Halloween Costume" and the Microfiber Tighter (black, size 1/2, 30% off.)  I'm also interested in everything NMBC, Harry Potter,  Doctor Who, etc.   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 ·         pie ·         dogs ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…) All of the above!   I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations? YES ALL THE THINGS.  Um, I live close to Seattle so I'm good there.  London and Paris?  Surprise me?  I love really good tea (I order from Mariage Freres in Paris but I have lots of their tea on my Amazon edibles wishlist), I love local small batch chocolates (no coffee please.  no white chocolate.)  Starbucks city mugs?  Cool spices?  Whatever you'd think I'll like, I'm pretty open.   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. ALL THE FLAVORED KIT KATS!!!  I love those!  I get a lot of things locally at little asian stores but they don't always get the kit kats and when they do, they charge like $8/9 a bag for them.   9/22/19   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? I'm good on lip balm right now.  I love to try new things and I'd love to have some the Vanilla scented items that used to be sold at my local co-ops but I can't ever find anymore  by Ecco Bella.  I have them on my Amazon bath and beauty wish list.  Also interested in skin care, I have super oily skin and need a good moisturizer.   Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? All of them?  I love RX Bars but I buy those at costco now (the dark chocolate sea salt and the peanut butter are my favorites.)  I've tried the RX Butter and it's good but too runny for me and I hate stirring in the oil over and over when it separates.  I love Dave's Killer Bread and the everything Bagels.  Licorice Mint tea!     Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive? I have stuff on my Amazon kitchen and house & home wish lists for inspiration.     9/23/19   Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths? Yes, they are already in my wishlist (in signature.)   Would you like anything from Lush? Yes yes yes I love bath bombs.  And there are some other items on my amazon wish list under bath and body; angels on bare skin, greased lightning, some moisturizer, etc.  No soap though please, and I don't use the bubble bars very often.  Bombs and melts are awesome.  I *LOVE* the sleepy hand cream and go through it really fast.  The soap paper things are kind of cool.  Would love some of the lust perfume.  I loved Flying Fox and .. I forget the name, Puffy White Clouds?  The patchouli one.  I think their shower gels have SLS in them though, sigh.   9/26/19   Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees?  Ummm yeah, actually, a lot of things.  Like I'll buy stamps from the UK with cool artwork on them even if I'll never be able to use them.  Also US Stamps.  Also coins.  Also just about anything that I love because I'm a weirdo.  also I ADORE Krampus stuff -- I have a couple of Krampus books somewhere in storage (The Devil in Design and I can't remember the other) and would gleefully accept all things Krampus, especially cute Krampus.  Stickers, rubber stamps, wrapping paper, pins, post cards, etc.   Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches?  I have been lucky and have gotten everything I've ever backed but there is nothing currently out that I'm needing to have that I'm aware of.  I just finally got my Last Unicorn tarot deck and my Wise Dog tarot should be on the way.   9/28/19   Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share? Yes, in my signature - in the wishlist / sw help portion, scroll down.   And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size? My wrist is about 8" and I think I put this info in the original SW questionnaire?     Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy? Bonfire Toffee
Great British Cuppa
Terry's Orange Chocolate
Aniseed Balls
Smoky Russian
Vicky's Sponge Cake   Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??   Nah, I'm good.    is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy?  Always!  I love World Market.  I tend to get chocolate, snacks, sticky toffee pudding (holidays), and whatever else looks fun.  This year it seemed like the collection at my store was pretty small and mostly addams family stuff.  While that's cute and I adore it, I don't really have room for most of it.  (I totally wanted one of the skull head punch/water dispensers from last year though, lol.  But ... I have no place to put and nothing to put in it.)     9/29/19   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)
I don't really know what is on the special sale but I have a bunch of items in my wishlist.  Anything that you think I would like!   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 would like some rune sets but I'm good on tarot decks right now.  Charging slabs or something like that would be welcome!  (The exception would be the Phantomwise Tarot deck, I love the artwork in that one so much!)
  Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye?
I have a ton of samples I've never opened but if there are some you think I'd like, sure.  I like smoky eye type things and sparkle.  greys, blues, purples, blacks, maroons, dark greens?  glimmer!  sparkle!  I want to look like a fricking unicorn!  (ok, I actually don't wear make up that often.  Pigs and goats aren't impressed, nor are the sheep or my dog.)   9/30/19   do you have a favourite saying or quote? There are so many, how do I choose a favorite?  I mean, I have favorite quotes from particular books, tv shows, movies, cartoons, poetry, ...   Inconceivable!  As you Wish.  Always.  (short ones)  Many longer and more serious ones from Gaiman, Pratchett, Tolkien, etc. etc. etc.     How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit?
Probably Cayenne and down if we're talking about eating.  (cream cheese & jalapeno is YUM.  We make candied jalapenos too.)  For for not eating, we add the hottest peppers we can get to our "thunder butter" muscle rub.
  How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom? Nope, I do not color.   10/1/19   A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)   I do not like crocheted garments unless maybe they are tunisian crochet.  I'll take all of the crocheted blankets and amigurumi though!     Any fiber issues? For wearing, I don't like acrylic, llama, alpaca, mohair, bfl... cashmere pills too much for me.  I mostly prefer merino or merino/silk.  Or merino/silk/cashmere with a low cashmere content.  Acrylic and inexpensive wool or whatever is fine for amigurumi.     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!  I have zero monies to spend on myself, so I won't be purchasing anything.   At first perusal, these look interesting but honestly, I'd rather have NAVA.   Devil's of the Pit hair gloss 1 oz decant
Pumpkin Spice Silkybat Hair Gloss 1 oz decant
 
Flesh of my Flesh perfume oil
Kisses for us All perfume oil
Voluptuous Wantonness Perfume Oil Lollipop Snake Oil Perfume Oil   Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc) Yes, I love booze!  I love unusual stuff!  I have a list of things I want or want to try, which includes any fruity liqueurs from Yewberry!!  We make rose liqueur and lavender vanilla bean (with our own roses and lavender.)  I *love* traditional sweet meads.  Love fruit wine!  I get spiced blackberry and raspberry from RockRidge Orchards in Enumclaw, WA when I can afford it.  Also love sweet ciders!  I like hard alcohol of all types although I'm not big on tequila, it makes my throat sore.   I'm highly interested in samples (or bottles, haha) of: Aperol
St. Germain
Chartreuse
Chambord
Pastis
a decent absinthe
Creme Yvette
Drambuie
Parfait d'Amour
Crème de cassis
Advocaat
Averna
Barenjaeger
Benedictine
Damiana
Galliano
Licor 43
Strega     10/2/19     Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in?  Do I want some?  I love sparklies but I rarely use them, so I don't *need* any.  I have a huge wishlist for ILNP although don't go overboard because I mostly just wear it on my toes and I don't switch out quickly, so a little lasts me a long time.   Vanity from the fall collection (on sale!!) is really calling my name though, along with Isabella (also on sale!)   I *have* On Repeat, MEGA (L), Birefringence (H), Raven, and Night Drive.  I'd kind of like a red one that doesn't have a copper or orange leaning to it, Black Orchid was the best I could find on the site so it's on my wish list.  (shrug)   What about postcards? I love beautiful or spooky postcards!  I actually save all of my cards and postcards and letters and stuff FOREVER (what, I'm not a hoarder! Pinky swear!) and usually put up the postcards all over my desk hutch.  I had to remove them when I moved three years ago and haven't gotten any since then I don't think.   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 have a bunch of flavored salts and I love them!  Problem is that I run out of grinders and have to keep getting more.   I have alder smoked, garlic something, pink himalayan, sea salt, kosher salt (I keep a huge box of this), epsom salt for baths.  I'd LOVE some coarse Dead Sea Salt to make my own bath salts with (I'll mix with the Pink and the Epsom.)     10/3/19     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 poundcake and caramels and shortbreads and .... would especially love lavender or rose flavored.  And vanilla all the things!  We grow our own catnip so I'm good there.  Plus I have a dog, not a cat.  haha.   Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits? I do like to cook but I'm currently living with family and someone is ALWAYS in the kitchen, so I stay out of it.  I have kind of an obsession with Penzey's but since I never cook, I have WAY too many spices.     Would you wear any of these?  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)? Sorry, I am not a fan of crocheted garments.   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? Plenty of ideas on my various amazon and etsy wishlists.  They are pretty extensive... but I can't think of anything utilitarian that I absolutely need.   What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? I'm not vegan so I'm ok with whatever snacks, but I do avoid corn syrup, dyes, msg, artificial sweeteners, etc. when I can.  (So most potato chips and stuff are out, because the majority contain MSG, which gives me a headache.)    How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional? Whimsical/Cute/Gothy/Nerdy-Geeky  - but not country cute.  But I'm sure a lot of the knitting patterns I do are just .. whatever is hot right now in the knitting world.     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 don't like sweet relish or sweet pickles.  I *love* dill pickles (and dill pickled anything... green beans, asparagus, carrots, whatev.)  Maybe not beets though.  (I only like beets in borscht.)   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? These days it's pretty much like every other day.  (Halloween is every day, after all!)  No, I don't dress up special although the dogs might be tormented... I don't even dress up for renn faires anymore, or cons for that matter.  Nothing for my non existent costume.  I do not often wear socks unless it is raining or snowing and I must wear actual shoes instead of sandals...   Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas? I have never tried Art of Tea, but I tend to buy things like flavored black teas in cinnamon, rose, chocolate, butterscotch, vanilla, chocolate orange, vanilla chai, chai with a strong anise flavor, etc. or just really nice strong black tea.  I also love licorice mint basil tea (think Aveda's tea blend) or just licorice mint.  And I can't live without Traditional Medicinals Breathe Easy and Throat Coat since I have huge respiratory issues.
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? Maybe?  I live out in the country and never go anywhere so I'm afraid they wouldn't get good use.        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?   (the Oddities Market) I didn't see anything on the photos listed and I'm hurt too much (shoulders/neck) to stay by the computer very long today, sorry.  But I love sugar skulls, bats, ravens, pibbles, friesians, hippocampus.. I don't really need any jewelry per se, but I took a beading class so I could use interesting and weird beads and findings?  I have a collection of gargoyles and grotesques, nice roses made from different mediums (leather, silk, metal - not cheap ones from michaels or halloween stuff.)  Oh, and of course Krampus and Cthulhu!!        How do you feel about enamel pins?  Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent? So they're one of those things I'm weird about.  I have a ton of enamel pins but I've literally never taken any out of their packages because I don't wear them or use them.  But people have gotten me some from Disneyland (Malificent and Jack Skellington), I backed some in a kickstarter because so cute (cute egyptian gods), I have some alchemical symbol ones from Stryx Publishing (Seattle) - Leviation Cross and Monas Hieroglyphica, etc.  But yeah, they all live in a cookie jar.  Oh, and I got the full set with my Last Unicorn tarot kickstarter package but I'll probably trade, gift, or sell those because there isn't even a unicorn one!  So, to make a long story short (too late), I'm slightly interested if it is relevant to my interests and tastes, otherwise do not want.  I should really start putting them all on a cloth and then inside a frame or something so I can look at them.   what is your T-shirt/shirt of choice Size? I wear a women's 2X from TeeTurtle (the only place I have purchased t-shirts lately.)   men's t-shirts just don't fit properly.     OCTOBER LUNACY!  I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye? Not this lunacy, but they're still up - I want the vanilla/carnation duet because I've heard good things.  And the patchouli/tobacco (dang, oos.)  and the red rose/tobacco.  And the amber/oud.  Man, I guess I haven't been paying attention because I don't have any monies to spend, haha.  I have a bunch of red rose/tobacco scents, so the amber/oud and the vanilla/carnation would be priorities.   So Blood Moon Botanica is having an update soon.  It's a surprise what will be listed (besides the Moon Dew serum), but you can take a look at past items on her web page:  https://archaichoney.com/bloodmoonbotanica  (Britton used to run Haus of Gloi.)  Witchee, are you interested in anything from the Blood Moon Botanica update? I would love more Moon Dew serum and I'm a fan of her tea and other things.  The calming elixir and linden flower elixir both look good, as does the turkey tail.   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?  I love bats in particular but there was a local pet place here that spayed/neutered all of the feral cats on our place at no cost to us (one cat moved in... pregnant... had kittens... those kittens had kittens.. we trapped them all, kittens got rehomed, adult ferals got to live here after getting fixed/shots.  We only see them on the security cameras but we feed them.)  So long story short (too late), maybe Pet Savers in Spokane?    https://www.petsaversspokane.org/   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've been totally eyeing the halloween mice, bats, and stuff at Burdick chocolate (https://www.burdickchocolate.com/halloween.aspx) - some of those truffles sound delicious!  But they're expensive so, yeah.  We make the smitten kitchen pumpkin bread every year (since 2016, so... three years.  Made some already this year as soon as it was fall.)  I like caramel apples.  Fisher fair scones remind me of  fall because it's a weird Washington thing I guess.  (I don't know if I've seen the mix for sale in Spokane, it's all over in Seattle.)   Kettle corn, fresh from an actual kettle (used to get it at the corn mazes/pumpkin patches every year in the Seattle area.)   Pumpkin hard cider!  I am not a fan of "pumpkin spice" though.  Salted caramel mocha at sbux (with hardly any mocha, although honestly it's pretty much the same thing I usually have there - toffee nut latte, but add some salt, caramel on top, and mocha.  The gingerbread is my favorite though it doesn't usually come out until after Halloween, if it comes at all.  and I usually do flavored stevia in my coffee so having sbux is a huge sugar jolt that I don't indulge in often.)   Whatever seasonal selections are available from localish chocolate places like Frans, Moonstruck, Boehms, Theo, Seattle Chocolates/JCOCO, etc.  Trader Joes seasonal stuff.  World Market seasonal stuff.     I just got an email from Lush that their Christmas stuff is now up online! anything you might like? OMG, ALL THE THINGS.  I got that email too and went and looked... now I have tons more stuff on my Amazon bath & body wishlist.   I'm most excited about: Snowflake body lotion
Sleepy Dust
Snow Fairy Amazeball
Boo Shower Slime
Bath bombs   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. I've never had such a thing as bananas foster.  But yes, all the home made preserves and stuffs!!     I am in Las Vegas is there anything you would want from here? A Las Vegas starbucks gift card (can be empty, I just want the card.  I have New York, Miami, and Seattle... not a very big collection.     They usually make you load at least $5 though.)  If you make it to the Vosges store and they have chocolate skulls, one of those would be cool.  My favorite flavor is the Naga (coconut curry milk chocolate.)

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Switch Witch 2018 Answers

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?
The original Vanilla single note from The Body Shop (circa 1990.)

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds?
yea! I love sweet meads, wines (especially ice wine and tawny port), ciders, liqueurs, hard alcohol (baileys, flavored vodkas, schnapps)... do not like dry meads, ciders, or wines. I like SOME beer, mostly stout.

Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors?
I like knitted stuff but as I'm a knitter I am usually overflowing in knitted things and end up giving most away or selling them. If you really need to knit something for me I have a bundle on Ravelry called "Make for Me" (also Halloween / Vamp Swap) and I like dark colors like black, dark grey, dark wine/burgundy/black over red, dark purple. I do not like navy blue, white, beige, tan, yellow, orange, or usually pink.)

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it?
I love Alice in Wonderland! I really like the original artwork (especially white rabbit wearing his heart tunic and Alice playing croquet with the flamingo and hedgehog.) I have fabric from Spoonflower with the artwork for making project bags.

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?
Sure, I love receiving mail.

Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?
Scents that sound lovely: Opium Den, Rook & Raven, Sylph, White Witch, Potages Cauldrons, The Gloaming, OM, Cordwainer.
Whipped soap, scrubs, bathing grains, body cream all sound good.

Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want?
No, I do not enjoy writing in the slightest.

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)
Crescent Moon (moonstone) especially, but also Ellipse, Dropping wisdom (both in moonstone), and Orbit Teardrop (labradorite) -- oh, but none of those are on sale. Let's see, sales items.

Size 7 rings: Cosmic Daze, Moon Trance, Seahorses, White Virgin, Waves, Sky Energy,
Size 11 rings: Luminance
Moonstone Teardrop (loose)

Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)?
No, I rarely wear socks. Not at all from April - October and grudgingly during the winter under boots. I mostly only wear black socks unless I'm wearing converse in which I wear white or grey.

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer?
Not as much as I'm interested in ILNP. There is a list of ILNP I'd love to try under SW Help link in my signature.

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!
1, 2, 4, 10, 11 -- if I happen to have a knitter as a witch, I actually have somebundles on Ravelry - "Make for me" or "Halloween or Vamp Swap" with items I'd be interested in having someone make for me. Please don't make me things off of my wish list or out of my queue, those are things that I want to make.

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.)?
I'd love the Robert Anton Wilson Illuminatus Trilogy, Shroedinger's Cat, and The Historical Chronicles of the Illuminati (three books starting with The Earth Will Shake) on mobi or epub. I actually have a huge list of books that I'd like on audio or mobi

Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything!
yummy kit kats! Also Nightmare Before Christmas stuff!

Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need?
Low smoke incense, palo santo, crystals, altar supplies, ritual / chime candles, yes. I have some altar supplies on my amazon wishlist (I think under house/home) -- altar bell, altar chalice, some altar cloths in different colors (need red), can always use chime candles, TALs, etc. I'm waiting on my Last Unicorn tarot deck (kickstarter) as well as The Wise Dog tarot (I can wait to see which card my dog gets - I paid for one of my dogs to be in the deck) and I just received a Game of Thrones tarot deck for my birthday, so I think I'm set there. I put what kind of crystals/gemstones I like in my SW questionnaire.

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels?
I could use vials but I'm good on pipettes and labels.

Can you link to your non forum wishlists/goodreads if you haven't already done so?
Mine should all be linked on the spreadsheet and in my signature. Some of them are linked from SW Help (in my signature.)

If you're a yarn user, what kinds of yarn do you like best?
I have a yarn wishlist on The Loopy Ewe and Knit Picks (both linked in SW Help) as well as some yarn on my Amazon list (under Fiber Arts) and on Etsy. I love plain merino as well as merino/silk/cashmere. Gradient yarns are my favorite but I love semi solid colors too. I don't like variegated yarn. I do love me some self striping but I think I have more than I can ever knit at this point unless you find some in worsted or DK. (no fingering) For shawls I like fingering yarn but everything else I'd prefer DK or Worsted. Twisted Fiber Arts is one of my favorite yarn dyers but they are super expensive.

Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries?
I like skeletons, gargoyles, and bats. No ghosts, witches, aliens, zombies, werewolves, etc. I live in the Pac NW so of course we have bigfoot everything but I'm not especially a fan.

Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in?
I think I already added those to my SW Help, ahaha. I'd love some more Sleepy lotion (I guess not the Christmas line, it's around on year, but I went through 6oz of it this spring and could use some more.) Interested in the Snow Fairy body spray and the Snow Fairy body conditioner as well as the Sleepy shower gel. I love Butterbear (one of my favorite Lush scents) and wouldn't mind trying the Puddy Holly.

Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?
I haven't been able to get anything from most of the releases in the past couple of years. I'd REALLY like No DNA Test Required. I think I've added things to my wishlist and ISO though, and I'll keep those updated.

How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges?
I never really used to be a fan but lately I've been getting pins .. I don't really have any place to PUT them though (I don't carry a bag with me anywhere, ever, unless it's a project bag and I'm going to be knitting. I don't wear a jacket because I'm always too hot.) So they're all stuffed in a canister.

Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus?
I've never seen Hocus Pocus but I do love me some Practical Magic.

Does anything from either of these shops interest you?
The Stitchety Witch cross stitch creations and patterns
No thank you!

Black Abbey Studios (http://www.blackabbeystudios.com/store) art w/ a gothic tendency
-- ooh, I love Midnight in the Garden. Also Faithful Friend, King Puck, and Triggers.

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?
Whatever my Witch wants to send! I would love to get some of the Liliths (BPAL/BPTP) or some of the Shihaya scents in Sorbetto (especially Ember & Mallow or Sisterhood of the Moon) - I wanted to buy some but I'm saving my monies for swaps and dog food. There is a bunch of LE Nocturne Alchemy that I'm interested in as well. But I'm not expecting to get anything in particular, I'm always surprised!

What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)?
Everything, haha! The Sihaya / Paintbox Soapworks stuff I mentioned above, Blackthorn Hoodoo Blends tea, ILNP (nail polish - the mega hologram), rituel de fille samplers... I'm sure I could think of more. I usually just add them to my cart, laugh at the price and add to my wishlists instead, and then try not to obsess about them.

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 love the Forest Nui Cobalt boxes and have seriously considered the Sihaya until I read the scent notes of what is included and then meh out. (I did win a contest from her instagram where I received some leftovers of various boxes and those were lovely. I do love Sihaya candles so much! I can only burn them very very occasionally and have to wear a respirator but I can still smell them through it. Usually it's too much of a hassle to wear the disposable respirators so I don't do it very often. (sorry - tangent - I would love some non-disposable respirators in gothy fabric or black and some replacement filters.) Things like witchy / crystal / tea / pig / dog boxes are all cool. I unsubscribed from bark box because I couldn't afford it anymore but Zuul loves getting it.

Coffee or Tea? I love both but right now I'm only doing k-cups for coffee (I also do some k-cup tea) and I have SO MUCH loose lea tea. I just found a 32oz ingenuitea at a local store for $20, so I'm going to go buy that. I do have two teapots without filters so I could use a gold filter or something to set down in those while I'm brewing. I can always use more egyptian licorice mint tea and the traditional medicinals "breathe easy." My favorite coffee k-cups are the Death Wish (regular death cups and odin.) My favorite tea capsules are Harney & Son (Paris, Hot Cinnamon Spice, and Peppermint - that's all they had in stock and I have tons) but other flavors might be fun. I have some tazo chai and english breakfast too.

Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye?
Their spooky tin is super cute! The organic stormy night!! The peanut butter cup sounds intriguing. Also the color changing mug is so cute! But I really don't need more mugs (she says, eyeing the BPTP/BPAL mug, haha.) Oh, and the maple matcha sounds lovely. (My favorite teas are black, matcha, and sometimes green or white but I don't especially love other kinds.)

What are your DISO BPAL dreams?
No DNA test required for sure. The Liliths on my wish list.

For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches....if you have a Book of Spells would you like a page for it from your witch?
That would be awesome, I love the big scrapbook spellbook from Practical Magic. I have horrible writing and am not talented in the way of putting together something like that.

What house were you sorted into?
Pottermore sorted me into Hufflepuff which I disagree with because I think I'm more of a Ravenclaw/Gryffindor. But the Honey Badger is my spirit animal, so there's that.

There are some really awesome spice shops in NYC. Would you like/need any herbs or spices?
I really don't have a NEED for more herbs/spices since I've been taking advantage of all of the Penzey specials and I've also stocked up on medieval spices.

Anything from this curiosity shop the type of thing that interests you? Dreadful Curiosities: https://www.facebook.com/pg/dreadfulcuriosities/photos/
Nothing with fur (or scary clowns) but any of the skulls would be cool. I have two ravens and a coyote as well as sheep.

Are you a board game nerd like me? Is there a game you want right now?
I haven't really played a lot of board games lately and I don't really have anyone to play with right now since I'm isolated out in the middle of nowhere and all of my friends are on the other side of the state in Seattle (or scattered across the world!) That being said, I would love to play Cards against Humanity and I backed Unstable Unicorns Control & Chaos (but I don't have the regular deck.) I have the NSFW version of Exploding Kittens but expansion packs are cool.

I have a new question! I'll be headed to the PA RenFaire the end of this month. Is there anything you'd be interested in? http://www.parenfaire.com/faire.html (if you scroll down a bunch there's a list of merchants)
Wow, it looks like a huge faire! I am jealous, I love going. I usually get things like birch beer, mead, torques, pirate coats, silver toned buttons with celtic knots (especially dogs/ravens/horses/hippocampus), any kind of roses (metal/feather/leather/whatever), pottery, etc. I have a nice belt, dagger, wooden tankards, table knife (maybe a fork/spoon?), shoes, garb, pouches, drinking horns, etc. I love the huge lightweight blankets or tapestries that you find at renn faires, would love one with a horse knot in blue/purple/black. Dragons are good too or witchy things, celtic knots in general, whatever. There are so many cool things at faires that I wouldn't even know where to start for wishes without seeing things.

would you like a crocheted doll related to one of your interests?
I already have a super cute pit bull one from dixiehellcat! (But it's packed up somewhere with most of my belongings. I feel like this is my life, living with most of my things packed up for years and years. I adore amigurumi but I really don't have any place to put such things right now.

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...)
I have quite a few but can always use more! I need health, luck, wealth, peace/peaceful home, protection, love, .... doesn't everyone? Also luck with my legal matters (divorce hearing) coming up in December.

Are you interested in anything from this store? https://www.tafilu.com/stores/witches
Any of the hoodies in black (or charcoal grey) would be fun, especially the hollow eve riding group, heart with skeleton hands, paw readings, resting witch face with the bat, or the skeleton horse!! I like oversized things so a 2 XL would probably be good. The long sleeved tee's in a 3x would probably work too, again black or charcoal grey.   Is anyone interested in the New update?
I am so lusting after Snake Oil Cream Soda and the Samhain prototype. I added all of the new things I'm interested in to my Wish list and ISO.

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Switch Witch 2018 Questions Master List

10/25/18   Is anyone interested in the New update?   10/21/18

Are you interested in anything from this store? https://www.tafilu.com/stores/witches

10/19/18

would you like a crocheted doll related to one of your interests?

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...)



10/17/18

I have a new question! I'll be headed to the PA RenFaire the end of this month. Is there anything you'd be interested in? http://www.parenfaire.com/faire.html(if you scroll down a bunch there's a list of merchants)

10/16/18

Are you a board game nerd like me? Is there a game you want right now?

10/15/18

There are some really awesome spice shops in NYC. Would you like/need any herbs or spices?

Anything from this curiosity shop the type of thing that interests you? Dreadful Curiosities: https://www.facebook.com/pg/dreadfulcuriosities/photos/

10/14/18

For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches....if you have a Book of Spells would you like a page for it from your witch?

What house were you sorted into?

10/13/18

Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus?

Does anything from either of these shops interest you?
The Stitchety Witch stitch creations and patterns
Black Abbey Studios art w/ a gothic tendency

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?

What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)?

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").

Coffee or Tea?
Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye?

What are your DISO BPAL dreams?

10/12/18

Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries?

Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in?

Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?

How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges?

10/11/18

Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need?

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels?[

Can you link to your non forum wishlists/goodreads if you haven't already done so?

If you're a yarn user, what kinds of yarn do you like best?

10/10/18

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!



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.)?

Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything!


10/9/18

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer? http://www.nerdlacquer.com/

10/8/18

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?

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds?

Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors?

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it?

Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want?

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)

Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)?

10/7/18

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)

Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?

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Winter Solstice Swap 2017

Are there decants that you wished you ordered but didn't? Things you wish you had ordered more of?
I haven't been able to afford Liliths yet, let alone Weenies or Yules... But I'm going to try to get Liliths before they go down. My wishlist is up to date with Weenies and Yules.

Are your Amazon, Etsy etc wishlists up to date?
They should be. Amazon has priority settings so please sort high to low; I wish we could do that with Etsy.

how do you feel about animated films?
I used to be way more into anime but I'm not really anymore. My son has stolen all of my Ranma 1/2 dvds. I still watch some disney and pixar movies occasionally. NMBC is love! I watch Coraline once a year or so. My current fave animated movies besides NMBC are Brave and How to Train Your Dragon.

Is there a book you've always meant to read, but never got round to it?
Sure, but I have them already. My amazon book wishlist is very up to date; the books I really want are marked as very high or high priority. I put lots of inexpensive kindle books on there too.

If you've expressed an interest in candles, do you prefer unscented or scented and if the latter, what scents?
Sorry, I've answered so many similar swap questions that I can't keep track of which is which anymore! I love beeswax pillars like the ones from Big Dipper Waxworks (not rolled beeswax, I prefer poured.) Candles with intent would be fine! I do prefer pillars over jars because wick placement is usually better in pillars. Scent wise I like things like Vanillas, spices (clove, cardamom, cinnamon in small amounts), woodsy, bayberry, smoky, incense, marshmallow, patchouli, resins, tobacco, lavender, geranium, sandalwood, rose, etc. and lean towards essential oil types of the scent. For example, I think the yankee candle lavender smells nothing like actual lavender. There are some candles on my etsy and amazon wish lists - there are some Witch City Wicks, Dark Candles, etc. that I have been lusting over but I can't justify spending monies on them.

Do you like windchimes or other similar tinkley noisemakers?
I would love some gargoyle windchimes. (I have some unicorn ones and some that I inherited from my grandmother. Most of the ones that I long after are probably too expensive.) I still kind of lust over a small gargoyle guardian bell (I think there is one on my amazon wishlist, they're meant to put on motorcycles.) If you were to find something cool like that, it would be great. I wouldn't say no to a tibetan singing bowl for my altar.

Do you/would you like Christmas/holiday music? If so, any particular genres or styles?
I already have a lot of Christmas holiday music from my favorite bands so no thank you.

Do you have a Goodreads? Is it useful for my stalking purposes?
I do have a goodreads but I don't think it would be useful for stalking purposes. My amazon would be more useful. (I like librarything better than goodreads but it still isn't completely updated because most of my books have been packed up for 15-20 years. Link is in my SW help.)

Are there any holiday movies or shows you would particularly love to get your hands on?
Maybe some of the nostalgic rudolph christmas animated movies? (Year without a Santa Claus)

Would you prefer your nourishment to be literal (i.e., actual food) or representative?
Totally up to you. Bath/body, food, whatever.

In terms of actual food, are you comfortable with homebaked goodies so long as potential allergens are not involved?
yes!

Do you have favorite holiday foodstuffs?
Last year I received a homemade christmas pudding and it was SO GOOD. I need the recipe! And then I bought some sticky toffee pudding from World Market and that was delicious too.

Are you adverse to burning things as part of your sacrifice?
Would rather not unless it's meant to be burnt (incense, candles, paper.)

So how do you feel about teas? Would you be interested in getting some for your "nourishment" part of your gift? If so, are there particular companies you love or have always wanted to try? Special varieties you like- holiday blends, or decaf or solid standards like Earl Grey or Sencha?
I have so much tea it isn't funny. I wouldn't ever say no to Mariage Freres though.

And what about tea accoutrements, like rock sugar, nice honey (I have a fabulous apiary that is literally 6 blocks from my house!), a special spoon?
I always love locally sourced honey. I could use a really large (32oz) teavana perfectea maker.

Or maybe coffee is more your thing? And would you want your beans whole or ground (if ground, what grind do you like?)
I'm good on coffee I think, unless you have a super special blend you want to share with me. I usually prefer whole bean but I am not sure I'll be able to find my grinder or my french press. The only coffee maker in the house right now is my dad's keurig.

Scented candle lovers: do you have a favorite store/brand?
Indie companies are love. I'd love to try Witch City Wicks or Dark Candles (there are some on my bath / beauty / fragrance amazon wishlist for a hint of what kind of fragrances I like.) I just ordered a bunch of candles from Sihaya and Co. because she was having a secret menu sale so I finally get to try those. I was hoping to get some for swapping but they aren't guaranteed to be mailed until the middle of december. Oops.

Favorite/Least favorite bath products (e.g. do you like scrubs, bar soap, gel)?
Favorites: shower gel, salt/oil scrubs
Least favorite: bar soap (because I make it and I have about 500 bars.)

No SLS or parabens, trying to avoid phthalates. My skin is uber dry from thyroid issues and also breaks out really easily.

What sounds are comforting for you? Any that bring up good memories?
Hoofbeats, saddle leather creaking, horse tails swishing, neighing. (Yes, I miss my horses.) I have lots of white noise generators on my phone and I use those to sleep when I'm away from home. At home I have a noisy air cleaner to provide white noise.

Do you like and use christmas/other celebration decorations, baubles and the like?
I used to buy a purple, iridescent, sparkly, or some kind of mystical creature (dragon, unicorn, grotesque) every year for my tree but haven't done that lately. My ex didn't really like having a real tree. I doubt we'll have a real tree this year either because I'm staying with my 70-something parents and they have a little fake tree that they like to put up. My mom already has all of the decorations she needs (and more.) I'm always sad that they don't have a fireplace - so no good place to hang stockings. (Yes, I still do a stocking for my kid who is almost 30 and for my parents, and they do one for me.) I have one of those aluminum trees with a disco light in storage somewhere with all of my Christmas decorations.

Would YOU like to receive a singing bowl?
Yes!

Would you mind receiving a pre-loved book (one in good condition)?
I have a really hard time reading physical books because of my eyes. My contact prescription is too strong to read things. I do all of my reading on my ipad these days with either ibooks or the kindle app.

How do you feel about fruitcake, assuming that I can make it without any stated allergens?
We just made cherry almond fruitcake today! That's the only fruitcake I've ever had that I liked.

How about rum/whiskey/bourbon balls (these are no-cook, so the alcohol is still pretty potent)?
Heck yeah!! But I don't like walnuts.

What is your favorite store-bought holiday treat?
such a hard question. maybe the chocolate covered peppermint joe-joes from trader joes? I already bought a couple of boxes though and I had two boxes leftover from last year since R wasn't around to eat them all. (Amazing how much longer my treats last without someone else to eat them all.) I'm having a hard time thinking of winter holiday treats... I can think of valentine day treats (cupcake royale's "Death Cake") but the brain fog is blocking my thoughts right now. oh! I was going to buy some Sticky Toffee Pudding from World Market but they didn't have any so we might attempt to make our own this year. Most of the "store bought" stuff I used to get was from local bakeries/stores/grocery stores, I miss all of my Seattle stores.

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12 Days of Christmas 2017

12 Days of Christmas 2017 -- you can also read my answers from Switch Witch and 13 Days of Halloween 2017 in my blog if you want.

Are you coveting anything currently available from Haus of Gloi?
I'm super sad that my Rose City pumpkin butter is almost gone (and I don't see it on the site anymore - it was rose and patchouli.)
* Snow Wolf, Turkish Delight, would love of a sample of Haus Amber and Nefarious Gingerbread Man. (Pumpkin Butter and any of the scrubs.)
* Pomander, Fir Boughs and Incense, Serenity (butter bombs)
* Candy Cane, Butterscotch (lip balm)
* For perfume only, the birthday ambers are on sale and I was wanting to try Amber & Rose, Amber & Incense, or Amber Noir. The Fall Black Musks are killing me, I love black musk. I'm most interested in Black Musk & Nag Champa, Black Musk, Leather & Rose, Black Musk, Anise & Vanilla. I've never smelled their black musk though, so I hope it's good!

Are you coveting anything from the Paintbox Soapworks update that just happened?
Sorbetto or bath streusel only: Winter Stories or Figs in Honey. (no lotions or soap please.) I do love her goat milk body cream and wish she would make the lavender honey scented again. There are plenty other of scents on there I'd love too.

Are you coveting anything from Cocoa Pink?
- Scent wise: Black, Black Marshmallow, Black Vanilla, Black Velvet, Black Widow, Broomstick, Come-hither, Cozy Blanket, Fear of Ghosts, Genevieve, Lipstick Stains, Marshmallow, Monster in the Walls, Naughty, Sensory Deprivation Tank, Stanley Hotel, The Upside-Down, Vanilla on the Rocks, Vanilla Rose,
- Product wise: ShampPink shampoo, dermabrasion sample, I'm 29 serum, either the coco mango or the voluptuous body butters, linen spray, sugar scrub. No perfume please.

How do you feel about pomanders?
They smell good - I used to make them for people.

How do you feel about savor soaps?
No bar soap for me please. I am not really a fan of whipped soap either, but I do like sugar scrubs so I added some of those to my etsy wishlist. I added some whipped soap too, but mostly for the scents that I liked, not for the whipped soap itself.

Or Perfectly Posh?
No thank you.

Do you have feelings about fruitcake? We're talking whiskey soaked homemade fruitcake, not a brick in a festive tin.
So I've only ever had one fruitcake that I liked -- cherry almond fruitcake (with pears, marzipan, and amaretto.) I usually beg my mom to make me one every year.

Any strong nail polish and/or makeup preferences?
I don't usually wear nail polish (except for BPTP polish!) but I have some on my etsy list that changes color (I'm a sucker for color changing things) and I'm really intrigued by ilnp. (Raven, Abyss, Moonstone, Birefringence, Westwing, By Nightfall, Ava, Walking Home, Missed Calls, Deja Vu....) Makeup wise, I only wear prescriptives foundation and powder. I love black eyeliner that won't smudge or smear (I've been using Stila smudge stick and kat von d tattoo liner but both of those still run a little.) I just got two lippies in another swap but I can always use more (light 'blue leaning' plums/rose.) I don't wear brown, yellow, gold, beige, or cream. I'm into silver, black, grey, purple, blue. Sometimes reds/greens but not often. I have a ton of loose eyeshadows but rarely wear them. I could use some good mascara.

Favorite animals?
Not in any particular order: Bats, pibbles, friesian horses. Mythological: hippocampus, unicorn, gargoyles/grotesques, toothless.

Do you have a strong preference for consumables (soaps, candles, food, etc.) over other stuff?
I have a strong preference for things that are useful as opposed to things that just sit. Games, shirts, foods, yes! (no bar soap please.)

Would you be interested in Colorpop?
The only palette that calls to me is the Yin to your yang. For lippies, I like Ice Cube, Sauce, Baewatch (ugh, I hate the name though), and the Amethyst crystal balm. Black eyeliner.

Would you like any holiday music? if so, do you prefer a CD or MP3?
No thank you.

Do you like toffee or fudge?
Fudge yes, but no nuts or anything in my fudge. Love butterscotch or peanut butter! Plain chocolate is awesome too but my mom makes that, as well as toffee, every year.

How do you feel about amigurumi (little crochet stuffies...animals, characters, ornaments, etc.)?
I like them! (We make and sell them on our etsy store.) My most favorite one ever was a pit bull amigurumi that was gifted to me.

If I were to crochet you something wearable, do you have any preferences? Do you like hats, scarves, gloves, other? And would you prefer something fun and whimsical (e.g. fox face hat or owl mittens), something delicate and pretty (e.g. lacy wraps or scalloped boot cuffs), or just something like a basic, no frills beanie or cowl? Do you have a Ravelry account and a list of favorite patterns?
I really don't like most crocheted wearables, I prefer knitted. I am on Ravelry as misstwilight and I do have some bundles under my favorites called "make for me." Please don't make anything out of my general favorites.

What kind of hot drinks do you like, and if tea or coffee or cocoa or cider or alcohol, give specifics?
Lately I have been mostly using the keurig to make coffee and tea (or using cold brew coffee.) I do have some coffee beans and tea on my amazon "edibles" wishlist. I like black tea, especially flavored or cinnamon, and mint tea - especially with licorice. (I hate chamomile.) I love sweet hard cider, especially JK Scrumpy and Ace's pumpkin cider. Ghiradelli Double Chocolate cocoa and Vosges Parisian drinking chocolate are my favorites. Alcohol wise, I like just about everything but mostly things like amaretto, baileys, kahlua, sinfire, vanilla vodka, marshmallow vodka, etc.

What kind of candles do you like, scent, etc?
Vanillas, spices, woodsy, smoky, incense, marshmallow, patchouli, resins, tobacco.

Mixes or seasonings for the kitchen?
I'm probably pretty good on spices since I don't cook much.

What is something new in your life that you wish you had more "things" for?
Probably my altar. I could use an altar cloth and some other items.

We do a lot of baking and holiday good ridiculousness around here...house specialties include lebkuchen (flourless, they're mostly nuts, spices, candied fruit), marzipan, butter caramels (flavored or plain), shortbread crisps, and savory cheese shortbread. Any of these sound appealing?
Nothing with nuts please. (It's a texture thing - I like nut butters though.) We do caramels too but I'd love to taste yours, especially flavored! Mmmm savory cheese!

What are your top places to get a gift card from?
ooh, hard to say. Smellies wise: BPAL/BPTP, Moonalisa, Nocturne Alchemy. Food wise: Panera, MOD Pizza, Qdoba/Chipotle, Trader Joes Otherwise: Amazon, Twisted Fiber Art, The Loopy Ewe, Paradise Fibers, Fresh from the Cauldron (etsy), Teeturtle, ThinkGeek, Costco. I'm sure I could think of more but really anywhere would be a treat.

Which holiday symbols/themes do you like the best (or least)? Such as Santas, snowflakes, reindeer, etc.
KRAMPUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also snowflakes.

Do you like puzzles?
I play a lot of puzzle games on my ipad but I don't do anything that requires me to hold a pen/pencil and I no longer do jigsaw puzzles (no place to put them, all of our tables are covered in other projects like cutting boards for fabric, sewing machines, etc. plus one table to eat at.) I went from a huge house, to sharing a basement, to having one small room, so my stuff is pretty crammed in here.

Do you have a strong preference for numbered packages vs randomly picking with maybe a few hints along the way?
Nope. Either way is fine.

Are you jonesing for any particular BPAL right now? Anything you are just dying to try, even just a sniffie?
Beautiful Macabre, Mummies of Mexico City. (for sniffing)

How do you feel about the following flavors/ingredients:
Coconut? I like coconut chips and toasted coconut, coconut oil for cooking, coconut sugar for baking, but I'm not really a fan of things like mounds or almond joy.
Mint? I love mint tea (especially combined with licorice root.) Mint frangoes are sometimes good, but otherwise I'm not a huge fan of mint and chocolate, it has to be something I'm in the mood for.
Lavender? I love lavender everything. We made lavender vanilla liqueur this year, as well as cordial for lavender lemonade.
Rosewater? Also made rose petal liqueur, rose jam, etc. Nom!
Cardamom? Yes.
Candied citrus peel/marmalade? My mom received some homemade candied orange peel in a recent ravelry swap and they were SO GOOD. Yes. (not a fan of marmalade though.)
Anything to absolutely avoid? flavor wise, I'm just having a hard time thinking of what to absolutely avoid beside things like mincemeat, pecan pie, lutefisk, things with nuts or marshmallows (texture, not flavor), etc.  
Would you like anything crafted for the storage or transport of the BPAL? (Travel imp containers, boxes for 5mls, bottle cozy, etc.)
I use ammo boxes and mint tins for imps and I have tons of boxes (both travel and storage) for bottles, so I'm good there. I wouldn't mind wall display type things for BPAL though! Like nail polish racks or coffin shaped shadow boxes with bpal sized shelves? Someday I am going to order the BPTP wall sconce for bpal bottles.
If so, do you prefer them to be plain or decorated? Either or!
If decorated, are there any motifs or art that you'd particularly like? I love celtic knots (ravens, dogs, horses, ferrets, just knots), swirly things, nightmare before christmas, bats, corvids, gargoyle/grotesques, skulls/calaveras, eye of horus/ankhs, krampus. More on the darker/gothy side.

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