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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.

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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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Switch Witch Fall 2017 Question Master List

10/5/17

would any witchees be interested in NASA swag? I'm now super-close to Marshall Space Flight Center and will be visiting the space center with my kiddo pretty regularly. If so, what would you like? Clothes, a mug, magnets, a plush Snoopy wearing a flight suit?

does anybody like anything from Solstice Scents? I LOVE their Jack and the Devil. http://www.solsticescents.com/  
10/3/17

Witchee, would you like anything from the Trading Post Halloween update? https://blackphoenixtradingpost.com/category/weenies-2017/

10/1/17

Awesome farmer's market by my house. They have a local honey stand (which also sells things made from local honey like Propolis tincture!); there's a small apothecary and she additionally makes soaps and hand-made, hand-poured scented candles; plus a guy that makes an array of BBQ and Hot Sauces. Does ny of this appeal? Would you like anything from my local farmer's market?

Smolder Cosmetics. Do any of their products (glitter, eye dusts etc) appeal to you? https://smoldercosmetics.com

Anything from Strobe Cosmetics (http://strobecosmetics.com)?

How would you feel about getting Hello Kitty stuff?

Would you like to get some favorite recipes?

Would you like anything from my shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/LisaNut?

9/30/17

Would you like anything from the Haus of Gloi Fall Part II update? https://www.hausofgloi.com/pages/halloween-scent-list

9/27/17

How do you feel about these little guys? I think they're adorable and kind of want them all, but especially the ghost and pirate ones. https://lovemomiji.com/shop/limited-editions

9/26/17

Witchees, do you want anything specifically from this page? Mitts, hat, shawls, unicorn... http://iceweasel.net/switchwitch/

What are your top three most wanted DC'd or previous LE BPALs?

What are some things you do NOT want to receive?

is there anything from here that you might be interested in getting a print (or pillow/make-up case/etc) of?
http://www.blackabbeystudios.com/store

Claire's has some super cute Halloween stuff. In the style of Haunted Mansion - black lace collars, lace and sparkle masques and the like. A few items in Dias de los Muertos style. Would you be interested in such things?

Would you be interested in anything from Orange Thyme? https://shoporangethyme.com/ If so, which products/scents/flavors?


9/25/17

Anyone like/want calendars or dayplanners?
If you like stationery, do you like plain, colors, images, or specific DON'T LIKES?
What about general desk stuff like cool colored paperclips and post it pads?

Would anyone be interested in having any of Abigail Larson's artwork (either as a print or on something, like a pillow, blanket, or t-shirt)? https://society6.com/abigaillarson

Does anything catch your eye from Ten Thousand Villages? http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/

Would you be into receiving hand made (crocheted, sewn, felted, chain maille, scale, or duct tape, in my case, depending on the item) dishclothes? Scarf/shawl? Hat? Bag? Anything? Colors? (Duct tape, chain maille, and scales come in colors.)

Do you collect anything from SBUX like City Mugs, City Mug ornaments, City Cards, or Bearistas? If so, which do you need/want? Or would you like a City Mug or an ornament for fun?

anybody want homemade fudge? I can do chocolate with or without nuts, peanut butter, and butterscotch.

do you like spicy foods? I am currently addicted to these suckers and want to send you some buffalo ridged kettle potato goodness (https://www.billygoatstl.com/shop/1lb-kicker)

what would you like from the Weenies updatus giganticus???


9/24/17

do you collect the art cards that BPAL sends out? Any in particular that you are looking for or definitely don't need?

Do you like this beautiful art, and she makes stickers and prints...SOOOO gorgeous: https://www.shannatrumbly.com/paperprints/

Favorite animals or wild creatures or mythological creatures?

would you like any swag from the Depeche Mode concert? (pins, posters, shirts, program, dunno what they'll have!)

Is anyone interested in the new Resistance scents that the Lab just released (Take a Knee and SN: Flor de Maga)?

Is anyone here into zero waste, plastic free living, urban homesteading, or any simplicity/minimalism-esque lifestyles? If so, could you use any tools or equipment?

9/23/17

Are you interested in anything from Bath & Bodyworks? Which products and scents do you like? www.bathandbodyworks.com/

I am possibly going to a crystal / gem show tomorrow. I can't afford expensive gem stones, but...
What kind of crystals would you like?

Pumpkin or Zucchini bread?

What kind of homemade cookies are your favorite?

Could you use a muscle rub? (We make ours on the lunar cycle and it has menthol, wintergreen, habanero, cayenne, olive oil, st. john's wort, arnica, beeswax, calendula, and ginger. It tingles. We call it "Thunder Butter". If you have really really super sensitive skin, I would recommend against it. And don't take a hot shower or open all of your pores before using it.)

Interested in trying some of our rose petal (rose petals, sugar, everclear) or lavender vanilla bean (lavender, vanilla bean, vodka) liqueur?

Want some honey from the bees on our property?

Would you like some homemade jam? I have blackberry, rose petal, strawberry rhubarb, peach, and cherry.

How about some homemade candied jalapenos with garlic cloves? I have regular and with habanero.

I didn't dry any apples this year but I was thinking of heading over to Green Bluff and seeing if any honeycrisps are left. I have a commercial dehydrator so let me know if you are interested in any "Apple Crips" (as voodoocatwoman calls them!) I wash, peel, core, and slice before dehydrating.

Do you need any kind of dice bag, tote, project bag, cosmetic bag, pencil bag, or whatever? I have lots of bag patterns and fabric. We make bags under the name Twinkle N Twilight.
Or how about a couple of pillowcases?

9/22/17

Would my witchee like this to warm up the fall coffee cup?? https://www.truelemonstore.com/category-s/1871.htm

do you like to take baths? if so, do you like oils, salts, things that fizz, all of the above, none of the above?

What style/make/etc of phone do you have? What about size of tablet? Laptop? Would you like decals, skins, or cases for any of these?

9/21/17

See's Candy. My absolute favorite. They have special Halloween candy..any of these pique your interest?? Cinnamon Apple Scotch Mallows, Pumpkin spice truffles, pumpkinspice lollypops, caramel apple lollypops, or any other of their chocolates, etc?

Are any witchees into coloring books?

Witchees, is there anything that catches your eye at Animi Causa (https://www.animicausa.com/shop/)?

If I were to find an adorable autumnal/Halloween-y dish/flatware/etc. design, how many settings would be needed in your household?


9/20/17

Do you like Broadway shows/music? If so what are some of your favorites and/or ones that you hope to see or listen to eventually? Would you like merch from your favorite shows or CDs from shows you want to listen to?

I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm there?

I'm going to Edmonton Expo this weekend (It's Edmonton's version of comic con). Would a witchee like anything from there?

Anything catch your eye from this site (globalgirlfriend.com)?

Do you have any favorite, lesser-known stores? Especially ones that sell hand-crafted or independently made items.

Imagine you're going to the most gigantic art & craft show imaginable, and money is no object - what kind of things would you gravitate towards and probably spend money on? Include as specific as you want to get!

9/19/17

Are you interested in anything from Think Geek? http://www.thinkgeek.com

Do you have something you wish you put on your original questionnaire/forgot to put/would like to add on to?

Any additional misc. information about yourself you want your Witch to know? (I think this was on the survey, but again if there's something that you forgot...)

If you could decorate your house (or one room) in any one theme, what would it be? Your answer can be as simple ("Star Wars" or "Baroque" or "Modern"), or complicated or a combination (e.g. Victorian Gothic) as you feel best fits.

Aprons: Do you wear them, do you want one? Utility, decorative, cooking or crafting?

BTW, would my witchee be interested in something like this? (photo of black and white striped knitted doll)

9/18/17

It seems like there's a question about socks on the questionnaire, but I don't think it got down to this level: Do you wear them? Any particular style (crew length, knee high, anklet, boot, etc.) or fiber (wool, cotton, bamboo anything but wool, etc.) preference?

Would you be open to previously-loved books?

What about partial-full bottles of BPAL or BPTP?

So what are your favorite fandoms?

9/17/17

I'm in France at the moment, is there anything here you might like? I'm in Provence, the land of lavender, so if you like that flower in particular just say so!

are you into divination? What kind(s) do you currently do? Do you want more books and/or tools for that type (e.g. new tarot cards, new runes)? Is there a new type of #divination you've been meaning to try, and if so, are you looking for the tool, a book on the subject, or both?

World my Witchee be interested in a Tarot or Astrology reading done personally?

Does my Witchee need any magical supplies?

Would you be interested in any of the seasonal (or regular) soaps from Cellar Door Soap (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com)?

9/16/17

Favorite gemstones?

If you enjoy jewelry do you like discrete and elegant, flashy and gaudy, small and light, or large and chunky?

Any love of pirates or SCA?

Is there anything you would like from Disney World?

Are you a Potterhead? If so, to which house do you belong?

How do you feel about chokers?

9/15/17

Here's a few questions from me: Would you like some Halloween or other themed decor in the form of a banner, something like this http://www.etsy.com/...n-decor-vintage? If so, would you prefer a traditional style or a vertical door type?

Do you live near a Trader Joe's? If not, are you interested in trying any of the numerous Pumpkin goodies they come out with this time every year?

Do you like to cook and/or bake? Could you use any specific ingredients (spices, oils, salts, extracts, etc.) or kitchen utensils/gadgets?

I'm at Ocean City MD for bike week......would a witches want anything from here? Bike or beach related??

What is 1 thing you would love to see in your final box? Can be ANYTHING - your choice.

Who would love some USPS eclipse stamps?


9/14/17

Do any of you potential Witchees have any kitties, puppers, or youngling humans you want spoiled in your packages? What treats or toys do they like?

Is there any interest in any of the fragrance oils from the Nocturne Alchemy Weenies update?

Is there anything you want from the trading post (or trading post etsy) that is available to order right now? (Fatherhood, Puppers, normal GC things)

9/13/17

Are you a gamer? If so, what games are you currently playing and is there any merch for that game you'd love to have?-
If you are a gamer do you have a steam/gamestop/amazon wishlist?

How do you feel about the following scarf options (assuming you're into scarves)? Simple eyelet scarf Chevron scarf Lacy and fuzzy Skinny rib knit (extra long for lots of wrapping) Leafy!

Like beer? What styles most appeal to you?

Like booze? What kinds?

Like Wine? What kinds?

Would you be interested in a set of hand-made hair falls? It's something I do for fun and I can make any length and do an array of colors!

For those who watch certain movies every year for Halloween, what are those movies, whether horror or not? Any favorite horror movies that aren't necessarily on the annual-viewing list? How do you feel about fan-made merch for these movies?

9/12/17

Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com/

What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from?

Do you eat candy, and if so would Halloween candy be welcome? Specialty candy from local or unusual sources? Chocolate?

Do you want Fidget spinners, desk toys, or other frivolous things that you look at and decide you don't need enough to spend $ on but would make you happy to have?

Any zentangle lovers, people who would like to try it, or would you want a piece of someone else's zentangle art?

Any love of hair toys, clips, ribbons, fascinators, mini hats, etc?

What local goodies may be of interest? Local Honey, jams,candy?

Are you interested in any prescription services like serial magazines, Birch box, ipsy?

Would you like funky Halloweenie costume makeup like Gothic eyelashes, nail effects, black lipstick, etc.?

How do you like to listen to music? CD, 8 track tape, mix tape, Pandora or Spotify, I-tunes?

Do you prefer reading on Kindle or actual book? What kind of books do you like? Would you like to be surprised with a scary, classic, horror book?

Candles, Incense, or wax tarts? Do you have favorite brands or Weenies scents for the home? Would you like to receive a wax tarts burner, incense burner, essential oils diffuser, or Halloweenie themed candle holders?

Witchee: are you interested in crafting materials?



9/11/17

I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would want?

How do you feel about nail wraps?

if you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)?
- would you use knitted washcloths? a scarf? Are you allergic or sensitive to any fibers?

If you could be ANY character from a film, TV show or book, who would it be and why?

If you could hop into a time machine and travel anywhere/anytime, where would it be and why?

If you could invite 3 famous people to a BPAL meet and sniff, who would invite?

Do you like and/or want anything from Elements and Artifacts? You can be vague like "yes" or "no" or name specific past pieces you coveted or current ones you love, whatever works best.

Would you like something hand sewn by your Witch? A dress, shirt, skirt, infinity scarf, something else?

Anyone want any kind of costuming accessories or makeup or odds and ends?

9/10/17

Are there any hobbies or crafts you've been thinking of trying, but haven't had the chance yet?

Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, what purpose would you want it to be for?

Do you like poetry?

Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints?

Would you enjoy any designer/specialty yarn for your own craftyness?

Would anyone like a donation made in their name to a cause or charity?

Please provide wishes from the last two updates?



9/9/17

Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive? (http://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/)

Are there any UK things you'd like to get?

Are you into podcasts? If so, what are your favorites? Would you like any merch related to any of them?

Would you like something from Nui Cobalt Designs (https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/)?

Or maybe some of Christina's lovely Halloween candles at Sihaya & Co. (https://www.sihayaandcompany.com/collections/halloween-collection-candles)?

ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like MEGA or one of their amazing chromes? http://www.ilnp.com/

9/8/17

Do you enjoy stationery? I'm thinking cute/quality notebooks, washi tape, stickers, fun pens etc.

Are you interested in anything from Cocoa Pink?
- Or Haus of Gloi?

Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath?

Have you seen this: https://www.bustle.com/p/heres-every-product-in-lushs-massive-halloween-collection-80733? (Lush Halloween collection.) And what would you like?

9/7/17

Are you interested in anything from the Moonalisa Halloween update?

What are your coffee and/or tea preferences?
- Coffee: whole beans or ground?
- Flavor and roast preferences?
- Tea: black, green, herbal, flavors?
- Loose leaf or tea bags?
- Anything specific you don't like?
- Are you in need of any gadgetry?

9/6/17

How would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures?
- would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around?

Who is into K-Beauty (Korean beauty products like sheet masks)
- What are your faves if you are?
- If you aren't would you like to try something?

What are some NEW things you've gotten interested in this year? Could be anything, from a new hobby, new genre of book, new healthy way of living, new fav brand of whatever...

9/5/17

What are your feelings about Scooby Doo?

How do you feel about indie makeup (read: loose eyeshadow, blush, highlighter)?

I drink this stuff almost everyday would anyone else be interested in trying it out? https://www.criobru.com/

9/4/17

Would you like one of the Halloween Teeturtle shirts?
https://www.teeturtle.com/collections/halloween?page=1







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My Fall 2017 13 Days of Halloween answers

9/14/17

Do you like to read seasonally, or do you like to read whatever whenever?
I have a large queue of books to read and review. :/ So please no books.

9/13/17
Would you like to receive a scarf or hat?
As I said in the question about knitted things, I don't wear scarves (unless they are super special that I picked out, sorry) and the only hats I wear are newsboy type caps, but again I am really picky and would probably need to pick it out and try it on.

9/12/17

Do you want wax melts?
I wouldn't say no - but I rarely rarely rarely use them. Like once a year, if that.

9/11/17

I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would be interested in?
Mmmm fun flavored kit kats!!! (I can get green tea and strawberry here.)

I'm in The Netherlands. Is there anything from The Netherlands/Europe that you're interested in?
I have no idea since I've not been there on what is available. Chocolate? Yarn?

Bath & Body Works - love them or hate them? If the former, fave product types?
Well, all of their stuff has SLS's and they are definitely not phthalate or paraben free so pretty much a hard pass on any of their bath or skin products. I don't mind their candles and wall flowers (sometimes. Usually scents are much too overpowering and perfume-y but the vanilla scents are ok, although I'm totally sick of vanilla bean noel.) I really wish they still did the honey lavender pillow spray. I hate chamomile but I might be interested in the lavender pillow spray if it actually smells like real lavender. edit: I was just in there for shopping for swaps and their new Lavender Cedar wall flowers are great! Maybe the sprays too -- the Vanilla Patchouli and the Lavender Cedar. (I think they have both pillow sprays and room sprays.)

how would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures? if you are on board with that, would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around?
I'm good on containers, I use the IKEA FIRA 9 drawer boxes and while they're full, I have another one left to build. But I'm trying to destash my collection since it's pretty much beyond life expectancy so I'm hoping to never build that one. I also use tea chests. Now if I could get someone to paint these IKEA chests for me that would be the best ever. I'm not an artist. I have have plenty of tins for travel purposes. I'm no fun, sorry!

Now, if you wanted to send me a hand painted container for something else, I'm your girl!! I have one of the (newly available again in the US) IKEA MOPPE chests and I'm using it for my witchy stuff, but I could definitely use a couple more. Their drawers are much too tall for BPAL bottles and aren't as deep, but they're great for chime candles, incense, sage smudges, etc. (3 drawers on top, 2 in the middle, and a wide one on the bottom.) They're about $14 so pretty reasonably priced, and they're pretty light - just bulky, so no idea on the shipping. But if you happened to be in Seattle or whatnot, I'll be traveling there in October and I'm sure you could find a minion to meet up with me.

if you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)?
As a knitter, I am already overflowing with hand knit things. I don't wear hats, cowls, or scarves normally. I loathe triangle shaped shawls. If you're a knitter, you're probably friended with me on Ravelry (or you can go look at my profile) and see my favorites and other details like what I like color, yarn, and pattern wise. I have some bundles called "Make for Me" and some swap specific bundles for halloween/vampire swaps that I would be delighted to receive things from.

Nail wraps - yay or nay? Would including a small manicure set to go with them help?
No thank you. I have a friend who does jamberry and is always pushing their stuff at me. I bought some once to shut her up but I've never used them.

9/9/17

Disney? I like going to disneyland and would love to someday go to disneyworld...
If so, any favorite characters? Bambi (what, I like deer), Eeyore (what, I have depression too), Mèrida is best princess imo but I doubt I would purchase anything specifically to do with her? I also grew up as a tomboy riding horses and stuffs, although I currently have no archery things. The compound bow and targets were left behind with the ex. Also Scottish. <3 <3 <3 Oh yeah, I always forget that NMBC is Disney. NMBC FTW! I have tons of NMBC stuff and collect the cookie jars. I could really use some more PJ's, mine have a hole worn in the bottom.
And to be more specific about Disney: How do you feel about Beauty and the beast? I like the movie(s)? The first one came out after my son was born (I think The Little Mermaid came out right before? I didn't name my son after the movie, but my friend named her daughter Ariel and my son was named Eryk.) At one point we had to stay in a small apartment between one house being sold and waiting for the new house to be ready to move into and Beauty and the Beast was the only vhs tape we had... my poor son got to the point where he was saying "NO BEAST! NO BEAST!" I still tease him about that. I kind of want to make a lace pattern based on the photo of the windows from the recent movie. Also I love that Gaston is incredibly gay.

And what about Harry Potter related items?
Well, I mean it depends on the item. I have all kinds of Harry Potter related yarn and patterns because it's something consumable that I can use. There are some cute Harry Potter clothing items from Torrid that I drool over. ALWAYS speaks to me and I have a mug that I keep makeup brushes in that says ALWAYS on the side and has a doe on the other. I would LOVE to go to Harry Potter world and I do enjoy receiving owls and chocolate frogs. I kind of drool over the Harry Potter lootcrate (and Firefly and ....) Dunno if lootcrate has relaxed women's babydoll type sizes, probably not. I don't wear regular men's t-shirts, I'm much too curvy and they don't fit me comfortably.

Pokemon? Any favorites?
I used to play Pokemon Go on my phone when I still paid for it, but I can't afford it anymore. Other than that, no. My son was really into Pokemon when he was little. (He's 27 now.)

Is there any thing, category, or brand from which you would absolutely NOT like to receive things (ie., you're overrun with candy corn, you don't do scents outside of BPAL, or if you ever see another Stephen King item, it will be too soon)?
* Bar soap. Please $deity, no bar soap. (unless you make it! then please bring ALL OF YOUR SOAP.) I make soap and I have SO. MUCH.

* I also don't need any tealights, I buy those unscented by the 100's.

* Also no books, physical or electronic, unless I specifically request them. Please ignore my Amazon book wishlist, it's mostly there for me at this point.

* no socks. I rarely wear socks and I am very picky about them when I do. I have super large feet so most women's socks don't fit me anyway.

* coffee mugs. I have boxes and boxes of starbucks city mugs because I used to collect them, but I'm considering getting rid of them all. The only mugs I would want would be a 20oz mug with a lid so bugs didn't get in it, but something that is machine washable.

What kinds of art/art medium do you most enjoy, or would you most like to receive, in the context of this swap?
I do have room to hang things on the wall since all of my other artwork is packed up and in storage. I collect grotesques and gargoyles. I have an artwork section on etsy too if you want to look at the kinds of things I like.

9/9/17

What rares are you dying to try?
There are a ton of eclipses and liliths that I'm going to miss out on - just updated my wish list with them. Goth Queen and Snake Oil Jelly Donut both come to mind. Blue wig spray? I JUST GOT SOME SNAKE OIL JELLY DONUT, WOO WOO.

Do you like comic books and/or graphic novels?
I do, or I used to when I could see, lol. Sandman, Watchmen. I have the first Lucifer graphic novel on kindle.

9/8/17

Are you ok with homemade food?
Yes, as long as you follow proper food handling techniques (I have a food handling certificate so hopefully people will be comfortable receiving from me) and - well, I'm really picky about non-GMO, no corn syrup, no red dye 40 or food dyes if possible, organic stuffs only. I also can't have nuts or dried fruit right now because of my kidneys. Or sodium. Or too much protein. :/ I'm not supposed to have coffee, chocolate, or dairy, but I would die without my daily coffee with cream. I figure all things in moderation but am still trying to follow the guidelines when I can. I'm not actually on a diet restriction YET, just guidelines. One more test next month to see how things are. But my GFR has been in the 40's which is third stage kidney disease and one level above dialysis. My GFR *should* be above 90.

If you are ok with decorations, do you have a preference for table-top, wall hanging, or window decorations?
I'd have to have wall hanging since I am staying with family while going through my divorce (god this is dragging on forever, it's been almost a year since I moved out of his place) and I only have one small room and no table space. I'd rather not cover the window since it is very small and my dog likes to look out it. I do love the halloween bottle containers (without corks, the ones that actually fasten so you can really use them) that come in different colours with cool bottle toppers and labels. Michaels had some really cool ones with bat or skull toppers. My mom got me a bunch of these for my birthday so I'm pretty much set...
I also kind of have an animal skeleton collection going. I have a raven, rat, small pug type dog, and larger floppy eared dog. I'd love a bat or cat!

How do you feel about stationary and/or papercrafting supplies?
I absolutely do not ever write anything except jotting a super small note down (my hands don't work properly - sometimes it's hard to knit or mouse) but I like spooky washi tape with skulls or bats!

How do you feel about kitschy/silly Halloween jewelry?
I feel like no fun! I don't wear even nice jewelry except my scent locket or occasionally another necklace or pendant. Sometimes rings/bracelets/anklets but right now I'm very swollen from kidney problems. So I'm sorry, but no.

Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath?
If you were to make it, sure! I love black and purple, skulls, bats, ravens... I'm a huge NMBC fan. absolutely no brown, red, orange or country cute type stuff, gothy only for me. I like the two black and white ones but not the one with coloured balls. I even have a wreath hanger on my door.

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My Fall 2017 Switch Witch answers

10/5/17   would any witchees be interested in NASA swag? I'm now super-close to Marshall Space Flight Center and will be visiting the space center with my kiddo pretty regularly. If so, what would you like? Clothes, a mug, magnets, a plush Snoopy wearing a flight suit?
Nothing springs to mind.   does anybody like anything from Solstice Scents? I LOVE their Jack and the Devil. http://www.solsticescents.com/
I have tried some of their scents but haven't found anything that works for me. I'd rather have NAVA, BPAL, Moona, Haus of Gloi, or Cocoa Pink.   10/3/17

Witchee, would you like anything from the Trading Post Halloween update?
III. MY SECRET DEEDS Hair Gloss
IV. HEARKENING TO THE DEATH WATCHES IN THE WALL Atmosphere Spray
VI. LOUDER! LOUDER! LOUDER! Bath Bomb

10/1/17

Awesome farmer's market by my house. They have a local honey stand (which also sells things made from local honey like Propolis tincture!); there's a small apothecary and she additionally makes soaps and hand-made, hand-poured scented candles; plus a guy that makes an array of BBQ and Hot Sauces. Does any of this appeal? Would you like anything from my local farmer's market?
I love local honey and things made from honey. No bar soap. Love candles. Iffy on the BBQ/Hot Sauces because sodium. If no salt/sodium, I love hot sauces, especially jalapeno sauces.

Smolder Cosmetics. Do any of their products (glitter, eye dusts etc) appeal to you? https://smoldercosmetics.com
I'm sure they do (especially sparkly) but I have a ton of indie makeup that I've never even opened.

Anything from Strobe Cosmetics (http://strobecosmetics.com)?
Again with the not wearing makeup for a year.

How would you feel about getting Hello Kitty stuff?
No thanks, too pink and cheerful. I'm all about Gloom Cookie and Emily the Strange and darker things.

Would you like to get some favorite recipes?
What I can eat is pretty limited so unless they are kidney failure diet recipes, probably not.

Would you like anything from my shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/LisaNut?
No thank you, I don't see anything that catches my eye.

9/28/17

Haus of Gloi Fall II update?
I already answered this below (9/8) when the announcement first came out. I put the list of what I'd like from Fall Update 2 there.


9/27/17

How do you feel about these little guys? https://lovemomiji.c...imited-editions
I really don't have a place for stuff like that.

9/26/17

What are your top three most wanted DC'd or previous LE BPALs?
Goth Queen, Resin Cast Meat Skull, F54

What are some things you do NOT want to receive?
* Bar soap. Please $deity, no bar soap. (unless you make it! then please bring ALL OF YOUR SOAP.) I make soap and I have SO. MUCH.
* I also don't need any tealights, I buy those unscented by the 100's.
* no socks. I rarely wear socks and I am very picky about them when I do. I have super large feet so most women's socks don't fit me anyway.
* hair clips, barrettes, pins, etc. (I shave my hair on the sides/back and spike/tease it on top.)
* sodium
* nuts/dried fruit

is there anything from here that you might be interested in getting a print (or pillow/make-up case/etc) of?
http://www.blackabbeystudios.com/store
No, sorry, I didn't see anything I had to have.

Claire's has some super cute Halloween stuff. In the style of Haunted Mansion - black lace collars, lace and sparkle masques and the like. A few items in Dias de los Muertos style. Would you be interested in such things?
No thank you.

9/25/17

Anyone like/want calendars or dayplanners? I could use a 2018 calendar but don't feel obligated. Last year I received a cool Sugar Skull one in my 12 days of christmas swap.
If you like stationery, do you like plain, colors, images, or specific DON'T LIKES? I don't want stationery, thank you.
What about general desk stuff like cool colored paperclips and post it pads? Nope, I need zero desk stuff. Someone got me like 20 cool post it note pads and I've been giving them away like crazy because I rarely ever write anything. In a former life like 20 years ago I was once a secretary and I have SO MUCH desk stuff from that time period including note pads I still haven't used. I have boxes of pens, pencils, tape, paperclips, colored paperclips, purple file folders, etc. And then I worked at Microsoft and raided the office closet and had EVEN MOAR desk stuff that was all thrown in a box to take with me when I left. I still use my microsoft stapler.

Does anything catch your eye from Ten Thousand Villages? http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/
I looked at the sale section and was attracted to some of the iron and stone things and then saw they were over $70 after being marked 50% off, and closed the window. Then I reopened it at looked at other things but anything I'd want is much too expensive.

Would you be into receiving hand made (crocheted, sewn, felted, chain maille, scale, or duct tape, in my case, depending on the item) dishclothes? Scarf/shawl? Hat? Bag? Anything? Colors? (Duct tape, chain maille, and scales come in colors.)
I need more bags like I need a hole in the head since we make them, but if you need to hand craft things for SW - I totally get it. I need to do it too. I have a list of knitted and crocheted things I'd like to receive in my Ravelry Bundles (there is one called Make for Me and another called Vampire/Halloween swap.) I'll try to add sewn and hand made things to my Pinterest when I have a moment.

Do you collect anything from SBUX like City Mugs, City Mug ornaments, City Cards, or Bearistas? If so, which do you need/want? Or would you like a City Mug or an ornament for fun?
I'd love the little city mug ornaments or a city card from your city!! As I said in the thread, you can probably just ask for a card and they won't make you load money on it.

Would anyone be interested in having any of Abigail Larson's artwork (either as a print or on something, like a pillow, blanket, or t-shirt)? https://society6.com/abigaillarson
Enablers!! Yes, this is the kind of artwork I like. My top would be Dark Unicorn (!!!!), Little Bat, Krampus and Perchta, and Unkindness of Ravens (grey) but there are many more I like. Unfortunately the Dark Unicorn and Little Bat are very limited to what they come on. Dark Unicorn as a big print or a tote, Little Bat as a stainless travel mug or a tote. Would also take throw blankets, rectangular pillows, beach towels, ipad skin, iphone hard case, tote bags... I added a bunch of things to my amazon lists.

Anybody want homemade fudge? I can do chocolate with or without nuts, peanut butter, and butterscotch.
Mmmmmmmmmm fudge. Holly made me some peanut butter fudge last year and it was awesome!!! I can't have nuts or nut butters so maybe just regular or butterscotch? I'm supposed to limit chocolate but I'm pretty good at limiting myself to a small amount every day. I usually have to freeze things so they won't go bad before I can eat them.

what would you like from the Weenies updatus giganticus???
I updated my wishlist and ISO with what I'm interested in. There's only two bottles (the bold ones) that I'm super excited about - I'd rather have Eclipses and Liliths first before they go down. I really hope Liliths are up until November.... bank account needs time to regenerate.

9/24/17

do you collect the art cards that BPAL sends out? Any in particular that you are looking for or definitely don't need?
No, not really. I have some extra original run Carnaval cards if anyone needs.

Do you like this beautiful art, and she makes stickers and prints...SOOOO gorgeous: https://www.shannatr...om/paperprints/
Those are awesome! I love Corvid Love the most with The Dahlia Tree second.

Favorite animals or wild creatures or mythological creatures?
Hippocampus, equines in general (especially Friesians), unicorns, corvids, ferrets, rats, bats, pibble and lurcher type dogs, dolphins, do gargoyles count as mythological creatures?, hedgehogs, deer.

Would you like any swag from the Depeche Mode concert? (pins, posters, shirts, program, dunno what they'll have!)
YES I WANT EVERYTHING. But I won't have the monies so I'll probably get a shirt or a necklace or something.

Is anyone interested in the new Resistance scents that the Lab just released (Take a Knee and SN: Flor de Maga)?
I'm not really interested in either of those scents, although maybe a decant of Flor de Maga would be interesting. I googled it and some people say it smells like jasmine, others that it smells like Champagne.

Is anyone here into zero waste, plastic free living, urban homesteading, or any simplicity/minimalism-esque lifestyles? If so, could you use any tools or equipment?
We do what we can but it's tough since my dad doesn't have the same mindset and is always buying crap. I would love beeswax food wraps, unpaper towels, plastic free food storage, etc.!!

9/23/17

Are you interested in anything from Bath & Bodyworks? Which products and scents do you like?
I don't use any of their stuff that goes on skin so I never take advantage of the free things, but I don't mind their candles, wall flowers, room spray, pillow spray, etc.
- I like the lavender cedarwood, vanilla patchouli, frosted cupcake, exotic coconut, fireside marshmallow, honey vanilla, mahogany teakwood... any of the sweet vanilla/mashmallow scents. (I have a 3 wick candle in Winter Night and like that too.) No pumpkin please.

What kind of crystals would you like?
Anything purple, blue, green, pink, red, white, black... I got a little set of tiny crystals in bottle for making mojo bags (because I needed citrine and since that's yellow, it's not something I would normally get.) I don't have any labradorite and I always welcome quartz, aqua aura, amethyst, hematite, auralite 23, fluorite (especially with a balanced amount of green/purple/white.)

Pumpkin or Zucchini bread? I'm not really supposed to have squash but I've been eating zucchini bread. I figure the amount of squash in it is negligible. I make the Smitten Kitchen pumpkin bread and its soooo good.

What kind of homemade cookies are your favorite? anything chewy, I don't like crisp/crunchy/crumb makers. Snickerdoodles, pumpkin chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, chocolate chip, pretty much anything. Princess Buttercups were my favorite but not supposed to have peanut butter. Sparkly unicorn poop cookies! (My mom used to make those for me, basically sugar cookies. WUT. I'm over 40, but that doesn't mean I'm too old for Unicorns.) I love spritz, especially almond flavored.

Interested in trying some of our rose petal (rose petals, sugar, everclear) or lavender vanilla bean (lavender, vanilla bean, vodka) liqueur?
I love rose petal anything.

Want some honey from the bees on our property?
I want all of the local honey.

Would you like some homemade jam? I have blackberry, rose petal, strawberry rhubarb, peach, and cherry.
Sure!

How about some homemade candied jalapenos with garlic cloves? I have regular and with habanero.
NOM NOM NOM

I didn't dry any apples this year but I was thinking of heading over to Green Bluff and seeing if any honeycrisps are left. I have a commercial dehydrator so let me know if you are interested in any "Apple Crips" (as voodoocatwoman calls them!) I wash, peel, core, and slice before dehydrating.
Yum!!!

9/22/17

Would my witchee like this to warm up the fall coffee cup?? https://www.truelemo...gory-s/1871.htm
That sounds good! I'm not a HUGE fan of hot apple cider but once in a while is great. I have some teavana tea that tastes like apple cider too. nom nom.

do you like to take baths? if so, do you like oils, salts, things that fizz, all of the above, none of the above?
I take baths very very infrequently, I'm mostly a shower person. But I do love me some bath stuffs once in a while!! Yes to oils, salts, things that fizz.

What style/make/etc of phone do you have? What about size of tablet? Laptop? Would you like decals, skins, or cases for any of these?
I have an iphone 6+ but it's not currently activated so I only use it as a camera, watch, and at places that have wifi... I have a purple otter case for it, so I'm all good there. I have an ipad air 2 (I think) and I recently bought a new case for it but I don't like it very much. It has the tri-fold thing that doesn't work very well on my pillow. I'll have to figure out what my old one was; I bought it at the verizon store when I purchased my ipad ages ago and don't remember the brand or model but it made a hard flat surface and the ipad itself was the stand instead of the case folding, if that makes any sense at all. Worked much better for reading in bed. (I use my ipad mostly as a kindle reader, movie watcher, or web surfer from bed or the couch.)

9/21/17

See's Candy. My absolute favorite. They have special Halloween candy..any of these pique your interest?? Cinnamon Apple Scotch Mallows, Pumpkin spice truffles, pumpkinspice lollypops, caramel apple lollypops, or any other of their chocolates, etc?
No pumpkin spice anything, no lollypops, not especially fond of apple flavored things (except actual apples.) I do love some of their other chocolates like the brown sugar truffles and the buttercream truffles. chocolate covered caramels, molasses chips... the "nuts and chews" box (except I'm not supposed to have nuts, boo.)

Are any witchees into coloring books?
No, sorry.

Witchees, is there anything that catches your eye at Animi Causa (https://www.animicausa.com/shop/)?
They have super cute kitchen things but I try to avoid "plastic" and "metal" - without other information on materials I'm dubious. I mean, is it BPA free? Stainless? What?

If I were to find an adorable autumnal/Halloween-y dish/flatware/etc. design, how many settings would be needed in your household?
I was lusting over the skulls and vines from Fiesta but way too expensive plus I'm staying with family so don't need my own right now, it would just be packed up until I get back on my feet and find my own place (if that ever happens, what with all of my health issues. sigh.) I could use one really large platter that is suitably flattish for putting on my altar and using it to group things (candle holders, crystals, goblets, etc.) I was going to do the skulls and vines but they don't offer a large enough plate/platter.

9/20/17

Do you like Broadway shows/music? If so what are some of your favorites and/or ones that you hope to see or listen to eventually? Would you like merch from your favorite shows or CDs from shows you want to listen to?
Some. I've seen Phantom. Would have liked to have seen Wicked. Don't really need any CDs and can't think of what merch I'd need. I already have music for Phantom, Cats, and various ALW stuff. (Although Repo The Genetic Opera is really more my style...)

I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm there?
YES PLEASE. I found a fairy for the con exclusives that I want. Do they bring Dolly Kei to regular cons or just anime ones? Some of the other unreleased scents might be fun. I have The Beldam but I think there are some unreleased Coraline and other scents that they take to cons. I have the three Steampunky airship ones. Honestly, I probably want Eclipses and Liliths more though.

I'm going to Edmonton Expo this weekend (It's Edmonton's version of comic con). Would a witchee like anything from there?
Ummm maybe? I have no idea what is there. When I go to cons I end up buying artwork or bidding on it anyway. Each piece speaks differently to me. You could look at my etsy or pinterest artwork categories to see what I'm attracted to. I love games too... I have Exploding Kittens but I'd love expansions or Cards Against Humanity (although I really don't have anyone to play with. I could always take it to Seattle when I visit and make people come over and play.)

Anything catch your eye from this site (globalgirlfriend.com)?
No, sorry.

Do you have any favorite, lesser-known stores? Especially ones that sell hand-crafted or independently made items.
Lots of stuff on etsy. I'm lusting over a bunch of Fresh from the Cauldron yarn. Also KnitCircus yarn OMG. And Twisted Fiber Art makes lovely yarn. WHAT I LIKE YARN. But yes, I definitely prefer indie hand crafted stuff over stuff from big box stores. My friend Sara runs The Sticky Wrapper and makes excellent caramels, she also does bath bombs under another name (Skinful Essentials) but she doesn't have a lot listed in her store right now.

Imagine you're going to the most gigantic art & craft show imaginable, and money is no object - what kind of things would you gravitate towards and probably spend money on? Include as specific as you want to get!
I'd probably gets tons of yarn. And possibly wall art and jewelry (even though I never wear it. I'm always attracted to sparkly shiny gems and crystals.)

9/19/17

Are you interested in anything from Think Geek? http://www.thinkgeek.com
Yes, I have a wishlist linked to my SW Help. AND OMG PRINCESS BRIDE TRAVEL MUG AND GAMES.

Do you have something you wish you put on your original questionnaire/forgot to put/would like to add on to?
Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm don't remember right now?

Any additional misc. information about yourself you want your Witch to know? (I think this was on the survey, but again if there's something that you forgot...)
Not that I can remember right now. (where's that remembrall?)

If you could decorate your house (or one room) in any one theme, what would it be? Your answer can be as simple ("Star Wars" or "Baroque" or "Modern"), or complicated or a combination (e.g. Victorian Gothic) as you feel best fits.
Either super gothic castle or something out of Skyrim. gargoyles, grotesques, grey stone, plush velvet hangings.

Aprons: Do you wear them, do you want one? Utility, decorative, cooking or crafting?
I have some aprons packed up with the rest of my stuff somewhere (a black one with a skeleton - I had a bones/skull/skeleton theme going in my kitchen.) I can't find my hair cutting apron so something like that might be useful since I still cut hair once a month or so. (It would need pockets. Like the BPAL apron would probably be perfect.)

BTW, would my witchee be interested in something like this? (photo of black and white striped knitted doll)
Stuffies and plushies and knitted dolls would die a horrible death by Zuul here. She would shake and shake and shake and rip and tear and eviscerate gleefully.

9/18/17

It seems like there's a question about socks on the questionnaire, but I don't think it got down to this level: Do you wear them? Any particular style (crew length, knee high, anklet, boot, etc.) or fiber (wool, cotton, bamboo anything but wool, etc.) preference?
No socks please.

Would you be open to previously-loved books?
No books please.

What about partial-full bottles of BPAL or BPTP?
Those are always fine.

Fandoms?
I would totally wear hoodies or use things that are related to my fandoms. Fabric would be especially fun (I already have a good amount of NMBC, MLP, Doctor Who, and some Zelda and GoT fabric.) Also YARN - I have so much yarn on my etsy wishlist that is related to Supernatural or one of my other fandoms.

Patrick Rothfuss' King Killer Chronicles!!!! I have the middle piece for a TAK game that was sold last November (can wear as a piece of jewelry, etc.) but could really use the board, pieces, instructions, etc. for TAK. The Tinker's Packs (https://thetinkerspacks.com/) has clothing, cards, jewelry, calendars, etc. They also have Dresden stuff. And artwork. And BPAL. (I already have all of those BPAL but I love going over to that website and lusting over all of the hoodies and jewelry, even if I don't normally wear jewelry.)

Also love LOTR, Zelda, NMBC, Firefly, Harry Potter, Buffy, Princess Bride, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who (especially Weeping Angels), MLP (not as much, but a little), Guardians of the Galaxy, V for Vendetta, Doctor Horrible, Twin Peaks, Red Dwarf, Supernatural, Stranger Things, Dresden Files, etc. There are SO MANY I am forgetting - I don't remember them until I look at a website and then squee in joy over something. My NMBC pj bottoms died so now I have some Groot PJ's.

9/17/17

I'm in France at the moment, is there anything here you might like? I'm in Provence, the land of lavender, so if you like that flower in particular just say so!
I love lavender! France is also the land of magical tea - I have a very extensive tea wish list from Mariage Freres and Damman Freres on my Amazon edibles wish list. I have way too much tea but I'd never say no to tea from Mariage Freres. The butterscotch is to die for.

are you into divination? What kind(s) do you currently do? Do you want more books and/or tools for that type (e.g. new tarot cards, new runes)? Is there a new type of #divination you've been meaning to try, and if so, are you looking for the tool, a book on the subject, or both?
I haven't been active doing it for many years - I'd love a new set of Tarot or Runes. I have a vampire set somewhere. OMG THE LAST UNICORN TAROT SET KICKSTARTER. (dies)

9/16/17

Favorite gemstones?
I think we covered this in the original questionnaire? I'll paste my answer from that. anything blue, purple, grey, or black. I flove Alexandrite (especially with a deep purple and a good blue color change as opposed to pink/green), tanzanite, amethyst, hematite, moonstone, opal, etc. Not necessarily for jewelry but I have some auralite 23, celestite, snakeskin agate, spirit quartz, aqua aura, etc. I love Ellensburg's Blue Agate.

If you enjoy jewelry do you like discrete and elegant, flashy and gaudy, small and light, or large and chunky?
No flashy, gaudy, large, or chunky. But not tiny either.

Any love of pirates or SCA?
yes, I like dressing up and going to the local Ren Faire (they even have a pirate weekend.) I wouldn't mind playing more with SCA but I just don't have the energy; I have a bunch of friends in Seattle who are in it and I loved going to their events and feasts. I have a great medieval cookbook (The Bors Hede book of cookry) that we make stuff from all the time... My son used to wear his pirate hat ALL THE TIME in public. He's already 7' tall so stands out anyway...

Is there anything you would like from Disney World?
All of the Nightmare Before Christmas!! I'd love more canisters and bowls/plates. No coffee cups though unless they are both 1) ceramic and 2) have a lid to keep out flying bugs (no plastic please.)

Are you a Potterhead? If so, to which house do you belong?
All of the quizzes put me in Hufflepuff, which kind of used to annoy me, but the Honey Badger IS my spirit animal.... plus I'd totally be like Newt if I could. So I guess that's ok. (I despise yellow though, so really only the slytherin colors are good unless you're going with blue/silver as Ravenclaw, but it SHOULD be blue/bronze, ugh.) Send me all the chocolate frogs.

How do you feel about chokers?
Too tight? I'm old and getting that fat neck/chin thing and chokers just emphasize it.

9/15/17

Here's a few questions from me: Would you like some Halloween or other themed decor in the form of a banner, something like this http://www.etsy.com/...n-decor-vintage? If so, would you prefer a traditional style or a vertical door type?
Sorry, but that style is SO NOT ME. I absolutely loathe orange and brown - and have zero place for banners since I'm staying with other people. Also we live in trumpland and the people around here are super judgy about halloween things, so I try to keep all of my bats and skulls in my room.

Do you live near a Trader Joe's? If not, are you interested in trying any of the numerous Pumpkin goodies they come out with this time every year?
I live near a Trader Joes so I'm good. I have already tried the chocolate mousse pumpkins to see if they would be something I could ship to a witchee. They're not sealed or packed well enough unfortunately (too fresh bakery type things) but damn they're good. Also I loathe pumpkin spice so please don't get me anything "pumpkin" flavored, bleah. I like REAL pumpkin but squash is one of the things to limit with kidney issues. I might have to have some pumpkin bread anyway. (A reminder, I can't have nuts or dried fruit either.)

Do you like to cook and/or bake? Could you use any specific ingredients (spices, oils, salts, extracts, etc.) or kitchen utensils/gadgets?
I like to cook and bake but my dad is really weird about food, and the fridge and kitchen being his. He's ALWAYS in the way and I just prefer no drama so I stay out of there as much as possible. no gadgets please, there would be fights over where to put them since everything is HIS. Parents have a very well stocked spice cabinet and I've already bought most of the medieval spices I need except for a few. (Spikenard, cassia buds, cubebs, poudre forte, poudre douce. You can get the latter two at World Spice Merchants in Seattle. Spikenard is finally back in stock at Rose Mountain Herbs but they were out of cubebs. I think Starwest Botanicals has cubebs or maybe they could be found at an indian or international grocery. Most of the prices on Amazon for them are way too high.) No salts please, can't have salt with kidney issues. I'm probably good on oils. I love honey flavored vinegar if you can find that anywhere but it's probably on the spendy side (and most of the salads I do these days come with their own dressing, which is what I would use it for.) I could use a 32oz PerfecTea maker (Teavana) but not really a super priority.

I'm at Ocean City MD for bike week......would a witches want anything from here? Bike or beach related??
ummm sure, I love beach glass and shells and sand dollars and stuff.

What is 1 thing you would love to see in your final box? Can be ANYTHING - your choice.
Lots of love! Ok, I have had some flashes of things I *REALLY* want. The Princess Bride travel mug from ThinkGeek. Canon Sweet Hots (mild) -- they don't sell them anywhere around here but you can look up what retail stores carry them on their website. Doh! That part of their webpage is broken. It looks like they've changed owners and are now located in New Mexico. If you have a store around you that sells them, I would LOVE LOVE LOVE a jar or twenty. (*wink*) I guess I could just order some off of their website but I never think about it and I hate paying $9 shipping for just a couple of things.

Who would love some USPS eclipse stamps?
ooh, me me me

9/14/17

Do any of you potential Witchees have any kitties, puppers, or youngling humans you want spoiled in your packages? What treats or toys do they like?
I have Miss Zuul (pupper) and I'm sure she would love to be spoiled (although she already is...) I feed grainless treats and nothing that comes from China. Prefer no chicken jerky. She has her own section on my Amazon WL "For the Pups". She adores squeaky toys but they have to be really hardcore indestructible or she'll kill them immediately.

Is there any interest in any of the fragrance oils from the Nocturne Alchemy Weenies update?
Heck yeah. I added those to my SW Help list (in my signature) already. I'm probably way more interested in those than in the BPAL halloweenie update, sad but true. Probably because they're a new thing for me.

Is there anything you want from the trading post (or trading post etsy) that is available to order right now? (Fatherhood, Puppers, normal GC things)
In my ISO and Wishlist! I REALLY want Wednesday's Child (bottle) and decants of Granite and Pickle. I wonder when Liliths are going down, I hope not until November.

9/13/17

Are you a gamer? If so, what games are you currently playing and is there any merch for that game you'd love to have?
- Yes, I love games! I'm playing Ultima Online, Diablo III, and Skyrim. I have a WII but I'd love to get a Wii U and the new Zelda games for that. Merch? Not so much really. Some Zelda things are cute but they would have to be something useful? I haven't seen much Skyrim stuff I like except for pint glasses, but meh, I don't really need glasses. I'm not big on knick knacks or stickers. Unless I want them.

If you are a gamer do you have a steam/gamestop/amazon wishlist?
- I think there are games on my amazon wishlist (under GAMES) and I have a very small Steam wishlist. Oh! I have a wishlist on GOG.

How do you feel about the following scarf options (assuming you're into scarves)?
I don't want any scarves, thank you. I *do* love long skinny shawlettes that are kind of like scarves but aren't. It's a semantics thing maybe.

Like beer? What styles most appeal to you?
I like stouts occasionally and sometimes some ales (not IPA), but normally I don't drink beer. I do love me some sweet hard ciders though.

Like booze? What kinds?
Pretty much all kinds... I have huge bottles of baileys, kahlua, whipped cream vodka, sinfire, amaretto, and malibu rum. Could use fun flavored vodkas or whatever. (no fruit or bacon. Maybe other vanilla type flavors?)

Like Wine? What kinds?
Sweet meads, ice wine, and tawny port. Aesir Mead in Everett, WA is fantastic but I'd try sweet (no dry please) mead from any small meadery. (I've tried everything from Sky River and Chaucers, which seem to the be the ones sold in grocery stores. I'm local to Heirophant so I've tried all of their stuff. There is another in Tukwila, Washington that I've bought some bottles from but haven't cracked them open yet. Also have some "mead" from Ireland (Bunratty) but it's actually pyment since it has both honey and grapes. Mead just has honey.) I'd actually love cool local honey to make mead with. and maybe some kind of more in depth instructions on making the best mead, what equipment you need, yeast, etc.

Would you be interested in a set of hand-made hair falls? It's something I do for fun and I can make any length and do an array of colors!
I'm hopeless at attaching them since my hair is shaved on the sides/back so I'm not even sure they would work. (Plus I never go anywhere.)

For those who watch certain movies every year for Halloween, what are those movies, whether horror or not? Any favorite horror movies that aren't necessarily on the annual-viewing list? How do you feel about fan-made merch for these movies?
Practical Magic, Sleepy Hollow (Tim Burton), Nightmare Before Christmas. I don't know that I'll be able to watch them this year since my movies are all packed up and out in a shed somewhere while I'm staying with family. Favorite movies not on the halloween list? Well, yes, lots, but. Princess Bride! Lord of the Rings. Guardians of the Galaxy. Stardust. Harry Potter. I'd love fan-made things.


9/12/17

Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com/
products: Liquid soap, sugar scrub, body oil, elasticity serum. (NO bar soap)
-- my son would LOVE the beard oil. Maybe in bourbon.
scents: lavender, rosemary mint, rosemary patchouli

What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from?
Bats!! Also skulls, sugar skulls, ravens. Please no orange pumpkins, witches, ghosts, zombies, spiders, etc. Black and white pumpkins are good. velvet purple or blue pumpkins are good (with black or silver stems.)

Do you eat candy, and if so would Halloween candy be welcome? Specialty candy from local or unusual sources? Chocolate?
I eat candy... Halloween candy is ok. Prefer chocolate. I have lots of specialty chocolate on my amazon edibles list. Moonstruck, Frans, Seattle Chocolates, Dolfin, Vosges, Rittersport, all good. Your local places would be fun to try! Just no salted caramels since I am not supposed to have salt. (believe me, there is so much sadness over this.)

Do you want Fidget spinners, desk toys, or other frivolous things that you look at and decide you don't need enough to spend $ on but would make you happy to have?
No knick knacks or things that are super frivolous and take up space. I have SO MANY desk toys that are all packed up and put away because I have zero room.

Any zentangle lovers, people who would like to try it, or would you want a piece of someone else's zentangle art?
I am not an artist. I wouldn't mind a piece of someone else's art, especially if it came to me in fabric form so I could make bags with it.

Any love of hair toys, clips, ribbons, fascinators, mini hats, etc?
Nope, my hair is usually shaved on sides/backs and teased/spiked on top.

What local goodies may be of interest? Local Honey, jams,candy?
I always love to try local honey (from beekeepers or markets only please, not from grocery stores.) Wouldn't say no to jams (although we have SO MUCH JAM and I can't have peanut butter, so I haven't been eating any - but it would be an excuse to make scones, nom nom nom) and candy! I love going to farmer's markets and sampling things.

Are you interested in any subscription services like serial magazines, Birch box, ipsy?
Forest Nui Cobalt's crone boxes, yes! And Shihaya's boxes! Any kind of cool indie box thing with candles, incense, bath and body stuff, etc. Loot crate! Bark Box! No magazines and I'm not super into make up or nail polish. I don't know what else in in birch box or ipsy.

Would you like funky Halloweenie costume makeup like Gothic eyelashes, nail effects, black lipstick, etc.?
No, thank you. Not right now since I am a hermit and never leave the house anymore.

How do you like to listen to music? CD, 8 track tape, mix tape, Pandora or Spotify, I-tunes?
Very rarely I listen to music in my car on CD or my ipod. (itunes.)

Do you prefer reading on Kindle or actual book? What kind of books do you like? Would you like to be surprised with a scary, classic, horror book?
Kindle, but I really don't want any books right now. If you REALLY wanted to get me a book, I have tons to choose from in my Amazon wishlist. Please sort by priority. Unless they are marked as VERY HIGH or HIGH, I probably already have them but have just put them on this list to remind me to look for them in one of my boxes in the sheds or I want to read them again so I look for them at the library. Edit: I went through and moved/deleted tons of things from my amazon book wishlist. There is some other stuff in there that isn't too expensive that I wouldn't mind having.

Candles, Incense, or wax tarts? Do you have favorite brands or Weenies scents for the home? Would you like to receive a wax tarts burner, incense burner, essential oils diffuser, or Halloweenie themed candle holders?
I really like the Black Magic scent from Yankee Candle but it doesn't look like they have it this year? I also like Witches Brew (but I have like four huge jar candles from years past that I haven't even lit yet) and I'd be up for trying Haunted Hollow. The Fragrance Spheres would be fun. I have plenty of wax tart burners (electronic and tea light), diffusers, etc. Don't really need any candle holders - I used to sell for PartyLite and I have 50 boxes of candles and holders packed up in the barn. Now if I saw a super cute votive or pillar holder with bats or ravens or skulls, I would probably cave and want it. I mostly burn only votives, pillar candles (3" diameter), 3-wick pillar candles (8-9" diameter), or jar candles. I used to make candles for Sweet Spirit (and my own company) and really would like to start making my own again. I adore candles from Big Dipper Candles in Seattle, they make all beeswax candles (and one of the dogs that I fostered works there.) Just the plain beeswax or maybe Rapture or Lavender. or beeswax candles from anywhere! I have some candles on my amazon wishlists.

Witchee: are you interested in crafting materials?
Yes, I have wishlists for The Loopy Ewe, Knit Picks, and a "crafting material" wishlist on Amazon. Oh, and etsy of course.

9/11/17

I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would want?
I like the awesome kit kats! (I can get green tea and strawberry flavored here. Any other flavors would be fun!) I dunno what else, whatever you think I might like. I used to collect Starbucks Bears and City Mugs so Japan only things might be fun.

How do you feel about nail wraps?
I have a friend who is always pushing jamberry at me and I finally bought some (over a year ago) to shut her up but I've never used them and don't even know where they are after moving. I was not excited about all of the fussing with putting them on. I was kind of eyeing the Nightmare Before Christmas ones last year but did not buy them.

if you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)?
- would you use knitted washcloths? a scarf? Are you allergic or sensitive to any fibers?
As a knitter, I am already overflowing with hand knit things. I don't wear hats, cowls, or scarves normally. I loathe triangle shaped shawls. If you're a knitter, you're probably friended with me on Ravelry (or you can go look at my profile and see my favorites and other details.) I have some bundles called "Make for Me" and some swap specific bundles for halloween/vampire swaps that I would be delighted to receive things from. I don't use knitted washclothes right now (I usually do when I have my own place but I have zero room to store things.) I hate acrylic, please don't make me anything with acrylic or send me any acrylic yarn. I'm not fond of cashmere or BFL either. My favorite fibers are merino or merino and silk, although I've come across some really nice merino, cashmere, silk yarns. Right now I prefer DK or Worsted weight yarn unless I'm planning on making a shawl in which case I prefer fingering. Oh colors -- I love black (sorry, I know it sucks to knit with black if your eyes are going), gradients especially, jewel tone blues (no navy), purples, greens, reds. Especially with black over them, like MadTosh's tart. White is ok in a gradient, like white to purple or white to red. No pastels or neons.

Do you like and/or want anything from Elements and Artifacts? You can be vague like "yes" or "no" or name specific past pieces you coveted or current ones you love, whatever works best.
Yes, I have some in my etsy favorites under jewelry. I have a sugar skull, two different bats, a silver rose leaf, and some amethyst pieces from her.

Would you like something hand sewn by your Witch? A dress, shirt, skirt, infinity scarf, something else?
It's a very nice gesture, but I don't wear scarves and I think anything else would be too difficult to fit without a seamstress taking measurements. My mom sews and we have a company making cosmetic and project bags. Occasionally we make medieval costumes or clothes.

Anyone want any kind of costuming accessories or makeup or odds and ends?
I hardly ever wear anything except eyeliner and eyebrow powder (I have to draw on eyebrows since I don't have any and my tattoos are fading.) I have realized that I don't have any good lipstick, so some lippies would be welcome. I like blue leaning plums. I could use really good mascara - I have really long blonde eyelashes but they aren't very thick. Most mascara clumps on me and makes a mess. I have contacts so I probably need water soluble.

9/10/17

Are there any hobbies or crafts you've been thinking of trying, but haven't had the chance yet?
I have been sent honey to make mead, but I haven't had the chance to do it yet. I also have recently acquired a very small amount of knitted blanks for yarn dyeing and need to do that. I have a small assortment of things to start doing stitch markers, but I need more supplies and some learning. I have items to do needle felting but again with the learning. I also have a few things to do cross stitch but my eyes have gotten so bad that I feel like I can't see -- time to go to the optometrist again.

Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, what purpose would you want it to be for?
Money and prosperity in general are always good, happiness, good luck, health, clear thinking. Something (I typed someONE haha!) to mend a broken heart and move on.

Blackthorn Hoodoo Blends Tea I'm interested in, for example:
Adam and Eve Tea
All Father
Beltane
Cauldron of Rebirth
Come to Me (Come Hither Mojo box would be awesome)
Cry on my Shoulder
Fiery Wall of Protection
Florida Water
Follow me Boy
Hecate
Imbolc
Lammas
Road Opener
Run Devil Run
Samhain
Santa Muerte
The White Witch
Triple Fast Luck
White Magic
Woman in Red
Yule

Do you like poetry?
Sure, some. I have plans for some poetry mitts some day.

Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints?
Any plushies are likely to be killed by Zuul; she gleefully eviscerates them. Custom repaints on MLP are fun though! I love the Doctor Horrible and Cthulhu ones I've seen.

Would you enjoy any designer/specialty yarn for your own craftyness?
*looks over at huge yarn wishlists on etsy and TLE* I would think that speaks for itself! I am admittedly kind of a yarn snob and I buy mostly indie yarns. Twisted Fiber Arts is one of my favorites but they're getting to be out of my price range unless I buy from destashes on Ravelry. Fresh from the Cauldron is awesome, I have a ton of things from her on my yarn wishlist. It's all kind of spendy though!

Please provide wishes from the last two updates?
I will, precious, I will! It'll go in my ISO post that is linked to my wishlist (in my sig.) UPDATE - I have UPDATEd my wishlist with the last UPDATE wishes.

9/9/17

Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive? (http://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/)
I'd be up for trying any of the bath, body, or hair items -- just no bar soap please. None of the Autumn scents look good to me but I found a scent list under the bath grains and I'm interested in: Bell Book & Candle, Festival, Rook & Raven, Sylph, and White Witch.

Are there any UK things you'd like to get?
All the chocolate! I like things like Curly Wurly bars and probably whatever local truffles or chocolate. Local tea is fun although I have *so much* tea it isn't funny. I don't really know since I haven't ever visited the UK except for a short layover in the airport. Whatever you think I'd like! (My friend was just in Ireland and brought me back some some bottles of mead and some different kinds of chocolate and fudge with beer and whiskey in them. nom!)

Are you into podcasts? If so, what are your favorites? Would you like any merch related to any of them?
No, sorry. I'm interested in Nightvale but not enough to dink around with podcasts.

Would you like something from Nui Cobalt Designs (https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/)?
I would love one of the holiday crones crate boxes, incense, oils... I'll have to do a more in depth look and give a list. I love her talismans and incense but the talismans are spendy and I have respiratory issues, so incense probably isn't the best thing for me even though I love it. Bath salts?

Or maybe some of Christina's lovely Halloween candles at Sihaya & Co. (https://www.sihayaandcompany.com/collections/halloween-collection-candles)?
I've been mooning over those, har har!! I'd love Sisterhood of the Moon. I would have liked one of the Athena boxes but I couldn't justify spending $80 on myself when it's Switch Witch time!

ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like MEGA or one of their amazing chromes? http://www.ilnp.com/
I really don't wear nail polish that often on my hands BUT OMG. I like:
Raven, Abyss, Moonstone, Birefringence, Westwing, By Nightfall, Ava, Walking Home, Missed Calls, Deja Vu....

9/8/17

Do you enjoy stationery? I'm thinking cute/quality notebooks, washi tape, stickers, fun pens etc.
I have issues with my hands not working and I find it really hard to write anything (so I rarely even include notes in packages, I suck!) so no pens or notebooks or anything like that for me please. I do love and USE spooky washi tape (bats, skulls, etc.) when mailing out BPAL because it's easier to get off the bubble wrap and then people can re-use the bubble wrap instead of throwing it away but I'll be honest - I have enough washi tape to last me for over a year. Stickers are more of a meh but if they were really cute and to my taste, I would use them. I love bats and skulls and snarky unicorns.

Are you interested in 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.

- Or Haus of Gloi?
- Scent wise for bath products (not perfume), I'm interested in Grimoire and The Horseman. And non halloween, I've always wanted to try the Haus Amber. Also Cozy Sweater, Lavender Sugar, Moon Dog, A Place in Space all sound good.

- 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!

- Product wise: No soap or hair gloss please. I like their lip balms (no chocolate or coffee, prefer vanilla/honey/rose/lavender/mint), pumpkin butter, sugar exfoliant, and would be happy to try the candles and bathing dust. I would like to try the butterbombs in vanilla amber or marshmallow. Maybe Sleepy Time but I'm not sure what scents are in it yet since the Fall Part II isn't up until October.

Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath?
If you were to make it, sure! I love black, black and white, black and blood red, black and purple, (but no red and purple together - white is ok with black & ), skulls, bats, ravens... I'm a huge NMBC fan. absolutely no brown, yellow, orange or country cute type stuff, gothy only for me. I like the two black and white ones but I don't like the one with little balls all over it.

Have you seen the (Lush Halloween collection.) And what would you like?
ALL THE THINGS. I love Lord of Misrule but I still have a large shower gel from last year. Goth fairy shimmer bar? I do love their bath bombs, perfume, shower gel, powders, greased lightning, angels on bare skin, and some of their moisturizers. I like their rose, jasmine, patchouli.. pretty much everything really. (except the lip stuff, I don't need any of that. I prefer tubes and non-tinted for lip balm.) My favorite scents are Blue Skies & Fluffy Clouds, Twilight, Lust, Candy Fluff, Snowcake, Rose Jam, Butterball, Silky Underwear, Tramp, etc. (I haven't liked any of their plain vanilla scents like vanilliary.)


9/7/17

Are you interested in anything from the Moonalisa Halloween update?
- Scent wise: Cedarwood & Patchouli, Mad Heriot's Parlor, Witch Wood, The Witching Hour, Rumpkin (I don't usually like pumpkin, but I do like pumpkin & lavender.) Also curious about: Conjuring Room, Dusty Attic, Forever~ and ever, and ever, Come Play With Us,

- Product wise: 4in1, Butter Rich Cream, Bath Brew, Carpet Fresh, Dusting Powder, Room Spray, Sugarload Scrub, Sugar Scrubby Scrub, Milk Bath, Lip Butter (Burnt Sugar, Maple Sugar, or Butterscotch Marshmallow), and the scented candles. I also like her perfume. (But no soap, potion lotion, or hair gloss please.)

What are your coffee and/or tea preferences? Organic when possible.

- Coffee: whole beans or ground? Whole bean (except I don't know if I can find my grinder or my french press.) Since moving here, I have been using the Keurig. I really like Peet's and Seattle's Best K-Cups but my family already buys those so not really a priority.

- Flavor and roast preferences? Sumatra, Hazelnut, Toffee. Dark roasts usually.

- Tea: black, green, herbal, flavors? Black. I've been using Harney & Son's tea capsules for the Keurig in Hot Cinnamon Spice, Paris, and Peppermint because I don't usually feel good enough to wait for water to boil and tea to steep. I have about 6 book sized boxes full of tea that I couldn't fit in the house, so really I don't need any tea. I do need to brew some rose flavor, ginger peach, or licorice mint every so often though.

- Loose leaf or tea bags? Again, I've been using the Keurig. Otherwise I'd do loose leaf.

- Anything specific you don't like? I don't particularly like anything besides black tea (especially flavored) except for the mint/licorice blends (Aveda Tea is SO GOOD) and a few Traditional Medicinal blends like Breathe Easy.

- Are you in need of any gadgetry? I could actually use one of the LARGE perfect tea makers from teavana (the 32oz?) - I have a smaller one but I use 20oz + mugs so it doesn't fill them. I really do NOT need coffee mugs unless you can find a ceramic 20oz size with a lid. I love my Weeping Angel mug from Think Geek that has a nice ceramic lid on it - there are so many little flying bugs around here that they land in my tea, so I ONLY use mugs with lids but I prefer the ceramic ones. I'm trying to avoid plastics but stainless or glass is also ok if dishwasher safe; I'm liable to break glass and stainless seems expensive which is why I ask for ceramic. Think Geek also has a Zelda mug with a lid AND HEY, it's BACK IN STOCK!! Um, I'm tempted to get it but I will refrain. Edit: I had to buy something that wasn't on sale in order to use my $10 off. Now I wish I'd waited because PRINCESS BRIDE STUFF WAS RELEASED TODAY. I MUST HAVE THE PRNCESS BRIDE COLORING CHANGING TRAVEL MUG. MUST. HAVE. There is a 20% off link on my facebook.....


9/6/17

How would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures? I'm good on containers, I use the IKEA FIRA 9 drawer boxes and while they're full, I have another one left to build. But I'm trying to destash my collection since it's pretty much beyond life expectancy so I'm hoping to never build that one. I also use tea chests. Now if I could get someone to paint these IKEA chests for me that would be the best ever. I'm not an artist. I have have plenty of tins for travel purposes. I'm no fun, sorry!

Now, if you wanted to send me a hand painted container for something else, I'm your girl!! I have one of the (newly available again in the US) IKEA MOPPE chests and I'm using it for my witchy stuff, but I could definitely use a couple more. Their drawers are much too tall for BPAL bottles and aren't as deep, but they're great for chime candles, incense, sage smudges, etc. (3 drawers on top, 2 in the middle, and a wide one on the bottom.) They're about $14 so pretty reasonably priced, and they're pretty light - just bulky, so no idea on the shipping. But if you happened to be in Seattle or whatnot, I'll be traveling there in October and I'm sure you could find a minion to meet up with me.

Who is into K-Beauty (Korean beauty products like sheet masks) Um, I have no idea what these are. I was always a tom boy and -- even though I went to beauty school -- never really learned a lot about how to put on makeup. Beauty school was all about the hair, which I am extremely comfortable with perming, colouring, and shaving. *giggle*
- What are your faves if you are? See above.
- If you aren't would you like to try something? I have super oily skin so I try to moisturize multiple times a day, but my skin is also really sensitive and breaks out at the drop of a hat. Good moisturizer is my number one need. So far the "Kiss My Face" ones seem to do the best (besides the ones I can't afford, like LUSH or Bobby Brown!) I'm one of those organic if possible, phthalate free, no parabens, etc. people. But Grocery Outlet gets leftovers from Whole Foods and Co-ops, so I buy a lot of organic lotions and creams there for $1-3.

What are some NEW things you've gotten interested in this year? Could be anything, from a new hobby, new genre of book, new healthy way of living, new fav brand of whatever...
I've finally been bitten by Nocturne Alchemy and made my first purchase last December right before they closed the shop. I love all of their vanillas I've tried and would love to try their ambers, like Eternal Ankh. I have Black Musk, Ember Vanilla, Vampire Vanilla Bat (from a swap), Hygieia (from a swap), Crystal, Crystalline, Kobalt, Pyramid Vanille, Gothic, Lavender Dolphin (a gift and I LOVE IT SO MUCH), and Vanille Noir (another gift - the one that made me decide to try them!) I received a sample "vile" of Tomb of the Undead and I love that too. I love all of them except Gothic - even though it had perfect notes, it just doesn't scream to me. So would definitely love to try more!! I'm a huge fan of vanilla, musk, patchouli, sandalwood, amber, etc. I put a huge list of what sounds good in my SW Help link.

I was sent some honey and yeast to make mead - I'd love more instructions on how to do this and what kind of equipment I need. (I need a lot of hand holding!)

Also this year we have discovered that my kidneys may hate me, so new ways of eating are happening. Basically I'm not supposed to eat anything that I like.

9/5/17

What are your feelings about Scooby Doo?
Um, I used to watch it as a kid and I might have even seen the movies but I don't think I would buy any merchandise or do cosplay or anything.

How do you feel about indie makeup (read: loose eyeshadow, blush, highlighter)?
I love indie makeup! I have tons of eyeshadow but I rarely have an opportunity to wear it. I haven't really worn makeup for at least a year since I've been staying here in the middle of nowhere. I know zero people in this city and don't ever go anywhere. I can always use good mascara as long as it doesn't bother my contacts. I have really really long eyelashes but they're a light color so hard to see without mascara. I never wear blush. I prefer having ultra pale skin but I might have tanned a little bit out here. O_o (My foundation has SPF but since I haven't been wearing it...) I could use some lipsticks! I like blue leaning plums.

I drink this stuff almost everyday would anyone else be interested in trying it out? https://www.criobru.com/
Sounds lovely! I love drinking chocolate and the roast is intriguing. (I'm probably not SUPPOSED to with my kidney weirdness but I haven't officially been put on food restrictions yet.) Not the pumpkin spice -- NEVER the pumpkin spice. (shudder) The cinnamon one sounds good, the cherry tobacco one sounds fabulous, any of the more chocolate tasting ones would be to my preference.

9/4/17

Would you like one of the Teeturtle Halloween shirts?
OMG those are so cute. I think the relaxed woman's 2x would work for me. I love:
* Dia de los Unicorns
* NIGHT FURY GLOW IN THE DARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
* Stabby the Unicorn (not halloween, not the pink one)
* Nevermore (not halloween)
* Prickly on the inside (not halloween)
* Dangerous (not halloween)
* Batty for You
* Murder of Crows
* Resting Witch Face
* I <3 Candy Corn
* Bat-O-Lantern
* Unicorn-O-Lantern
* Werewolves for Change
* Stabbing Pumpkins
and like 5,000 more. All the unicorns, bats, ravens, hedgehogs, groot... Driver picks the music, haha!! I love the Supernatural ones too. THERE ARE TOO MANY.

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Solstice Swap & 12 Days of Christmas Swap answers

Solstice Swap:

If I made some ephemeral art that was meant to be burned as the sacrifice, would you have a safe place to do that (a fireplace, a backyard, a bbq grill lol)? Nothing big, maybe 6 inches tall.
Yes, I have places to burn ALL THE THINGS. Or just something small. We actually have a large bonfire area and a grill. No fireplace.

Would you want something from this website for your "light"?
Sorry, they are not really my style.

Would people want a relaxing CD or a recording of the rainforest, or are people looking for things like mix CDs or something from a favorite artist?
I kind of liked the idea someone had of wind chimes or bells. I'm really picky about my music unless it's on my wishlist. I do have music on my wishlist though! I don't mind getting thumbdrives or cds with mp3s.

Would you, Snowflake, be interested in getting a bracelet or pendant necklace as a "charm" for banishment or protection or shifting energy or bringing in luck? If so, what's your preference (bracelet, necklace pendant), size (wrist size, chain length), what metals to you prefer (copper, sterling silver?), and what colors /stones do you have an affinity for?
I like about 19" length in necklaces and would need about 8" for a bracelet. I am allergic to everything metal except (for sure) sterling silver and surgical steel. I would love charms for protection, luck, job finding, school decision making, monies, romance/life partner finding, friend finding, what-to-do-with-my-life knowing, etc. (I know! I want so much! How about lottery winning? That goes under luck and monies, right??) I might use a charm more if I could anoint it with skin safe oils and if it had a long enough cord (rat tail cord or soft leather?) to just put off and on over my head. I don't mind bracelets but I VERY RARELY wear any jewelry at all except my BPTP scent locket. I do have a protective charm in my car hanging from my rearview mirror (that I acquired in a Switch Witch swap!) I'm planning on making mojo bags for monies, protection, beauty, romance, etc. so charms to go in or on the outside of those would be fun. I have an affinity for blues, purples, greys, blacks. Tanzanite, alexandrite (prefer blue/purple - not pink/green), amethyst, hematite, moonstone, opal/black opal, sapphire, aqua aura, azurite, iolite, kyanite, sodalite, fluorite, obsidian, onyx, black spinel, black tourmaline, snowflake obsidian, tourmalinated quartz, black star sapphire, etc.

So, are you the type that likes no color added at all, natural colorants and herbs, or rainbow glitter bombs ?
I don't mind color added as long as it on the natural side. No phthalates, SLS, parabens, pro. glycol, -cones, etc. Prefer no glitter. Glitter is the herpes of the craft world. Mica is ok. Herbs are ok if they're almost totally pulverized so they don't clog our septic system or drains. I'm ok with coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, etc. I don't have any allergies that I'm aware of to essential or fragrance oils other than sometimes I get contact dermatitis if I apply oils in the same exact area too many times in a row. I have to switch it up.

What's the best format to send you a whole music playlist (instead of an album)? Do you have a service you already use? Would you like it on a USB, iTunes, Spotify, etc?
I'm kind of picky about my music as I think I said before... I wouldn't mind getting music on my wish list. either on mp3 or on cd.

Since one of the options for the sacrifice is an item to give away, I'm curious if there are any people, organizations, or causes that you like to give something away to? It could be anything - a charity you wish you could donate to, a stranger you see at the coffee shop who you've always wanted to do something nice for, an obnoxious coworker you'd like to receive one of those glitter-by-mail packages, whatever.
I support some pibble rescue groups but I'm no where near them to give them anything and I rarely leave the house. I know some people who are deserving of some poop by mail anonymous packages... but those aren't really a sacrifice.


12 Days of Christmas Swap

I love crocheting, it's my favorite hobby. Can I make you a scarf/cowl/sweater/lap blanket to keep you wintery-warm!?
Please, no crochet wearables. Amigurumi and stuffies are cute in crochet and I have quite a few in my favorites lists on ravelry. Blanket would be cost prohibitive with my yarn tastes. I actually have quite a few crocheted afghans from my grandma that I don't have room for, so I would say no on the blanket.

How do you feel about amigurumi (i.e. little crochet toys), either characters from a fandom, wee animals, or as decorations?
If you take a look at my ravelry favorites ("halloween or vamp swap" and "make for me" bundles) you'll see that I feel like you should make amigurumi for me, yes indeed. *nods sagely*

How do you feel about knit socks? (Plain stockinette, lacework, cables, etc). Are there any other hand knit items you'd especially like? (Mittens, fingerless gloves, hats, etc).
Sadly I do not really like knit socks that much and I received a pair in one of my last ravelry swaps. I don't wear socks at all for more than half of the year and when I do wear socks, they are black. And I have huge feet so you really don't want to knit socks for me anyway. But again, if you look at my ravelry favorites, I have two bundles with I would LOVE to get (halloween or vamp swap bundle and "make for me" bundle.) there are many options there! I am a picky bitchcake and I'm not afraid to say it. I mostly prefer shawls (really long and skinny-ish but not scarves. But not those triangle shaped things either.) and fingerless mitts. But on mitts I really need you to use very stretchy cast ons and bind offs as I have huge hands too. (I blame the nordic ancestors.) My preferred cast on is Jeny's Stretchy Slipknot Cast On and my preferred bind off is Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off, But as long as it's stretchy, we're good! I have measurements on ravelry linked to my profile.

What kind of snacks do you like? Does dried fruit or crunchy dried vegetables sound appealing? Do you like (raw) honey? Jerky? Jam? What sort of local products do you like to receive as gifts? If you're familiar with products in the Pacific Northwest, is there anything specific you'd like to try?
- I love and adore honey! We usually have bees here at parents all summer from local beekeeper, and I tried beekeeping briefly in Seattle but my (wild) hive moved out and I never ordered any of my own bees. The beekeeper stiffed us this year and didn't give us the promised honey and honeycomb in exchange for keeping his bees here. I adore jerky but try to avoid corn syrup so I end up doing things like krave or my (previously local) butchers "made in house" jerky. I miss Bavarian Meats in pike place market - love their landjaeger. I have lived in Seattle the majority of my life but I am in Eastern Washington with parents right now until life is back on track. This is the home of the huckleberry things. I've lived in Denver, Dallas, and Toronto briefly as well. Would kill to have a place close to me that sells canons sweet hots (mild.) sadly mostly in New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, etc. I make my own dried fruit and veggies, so I'm good there.

If there's one place you could go in the world, where and why?
The U.K. Because. (I have always just felt an affinity with Wales, Scotland, Ireland, England, etc. I'd love to visit Glastonbury Tor, Stonehenge, Hadrian's Wall, Bath, Loch Ness, etc. Now if I could just meet a nice non-alcoholic Scottish boy and move there, I'd be super happy.)

What sort of dollar store items do you always get a kick out of?
Canadian dollar stores have the best dog squeaky toys, so we go there when we're in Canada, eh. Otherwise I usually go to the dollar store for stuff like the little sieves/screens that fit into the sink drain. They're the best for dumping out tea leaves and coffee grounds into so the water runs out and you can then pop the grounds/leaves into the garbage. My parents don't have any of these and I didn't bring mine with me from my ex house.

Do you like to receive plants or gardening stuff? Do you grow plants? What's your favourite flower, if you have one?
My mom especially likes wave petunias. I love scented geraniums (not zonal), lavender, and fragrant purple roses. Although I'm partial to grandifloras, we have some lovely rugosas that we harvest the petals from and make rose petal liquor, jelly, syrup, etc. I make lavender wands/bottles and harvest the lavender for cooking too. (at one point I had over 50 rose bushes and 11 varieties of lavender but then we had to move.) Really I like any herb that is useful for rituals, edible, medicinal, or fragrant. I don't usually purchase flowers that are JUST pretty. Pretty and fragrant? Sold. I could use mugwort, hyssop, and rue especially - we have none of those. I'm sure we could germinate seeds. I forgot to get cuttings of my geranium before it froze. *sigh* Could use some more sage and beebalm too. Oooh -- I especially love purple and black bearded irises (they have a fragrance usually!) We only have yellow (ick!) and one purpley pink color. We're in Zone 5b: -15F to -10F. I don't think we need any gardening stuff per se though. I do love seed bombs with wildflowers and things as well, I could throw some in the pasture by the road... But they would need to be very drought resistant since we don't have water out by the road. I'd love sweet peas, carnation, chocolate cosmos, phlox, ....

oh! I'd love to have some carnivorous plants. We bought a venus fly trap this summer but it perished. Maybe a pitcher plant or a sundew?

I *HAVE* catnip, catmint, two varieties of mint at least (peppermint and spearmint I think), maybe one variety of lavender, wooly thyme, normal looking thyme, russian sage, asiatic lilies, california poppies, peonies, yellow and pink rugosas, yellow and light purple bearded iris, petunias, feverfew, parsley, rosemary, dahlias, zinnias, honeysuckle (two kinds), rhubarb, chives, raspberries, blueberries, pansies (black!), orchids, christmas cactus, mini rose bush, lilacs (two kinds.) Um, I'm not sure what else since I just moved here this month. It's my parents place so really things are not "mine". But I could plant things and take cuttings or divide later.

If you had a custom perfume/beauty/bath product made for you, what would it be and what would the scent description look like? (everything from prose to the specific selection of notes)
It would need vanilla, patchouli and lavender at the least. Maybe some black and/or red musk and/or siberian musk. Leather and/or Tobacco? Label art with my pit babies or a friesian? I'm not a word smith, so the prose would have to be a quote or a passage from something. But I also have major brain fog, so I can't think of anything off the top of my head.

I love drawing! Either fanart chibis on my tablet (ok it's my daughter's but still) or portrait work in graphite pencil... but it's been a while..so I'd love to use this as an excuse to draw something for you! If you could commission an art piece, would you choose traditional or digital artwork- and what would it be of?
Well, you can see what kind of artwork I like from my Pinterest art page. All of my art is in storage and I don't really have room for a lot more. But I do have a ton of IKEA fira 9 drawer chests that need to be painted and decorated. Wish I could have you come paint those for me!

When it comes to makeup, what is your coloring? Fair, dark? Sensitive skin? Eye color? Hair color? Style....funky, natural? Any additional makeup info?
I don't wear very much makeup. My skin breaks out very easily so I only wear prescriptives full coverage liquid makeup in the lightest yellow/orange ecru shade. (not very often. On a daily basis I only use eyebrow powder and eyeliner (stila smudgestick or kat von d liquid eyeliner, black.) I don't have any actual eyebrow hair, just tattoos but they are pretty faded so I draw on eyebrows over them. hypothyroid = no eyebrows. I have t-zone skin, yay. Yes, my skin is extremely sensitive. I need to remember to moisturize 4-5 times a day so I can get control over the oily... I had it all normalized and then my life was disrupted and I stopped moisturizing. (And I could use more good moisturizer but its so expensive! I got a bunch of bobby brown when I had a friend who worked at nordstrom and I've used LUSH too but I'm out of both of those. Right now I'm using Kiss My Face but I think it is clogging my pores.) Eyes are hazel. Hair color is mousy brown/grey naturally but it is usually colored violet-black, dark burgundy/red, or some other color. It's usually shaved on the sides/back and long spiky/teased on the top (ala Robert Smith.) I really super need a hair cut right now because it's actually about 2-3" of grow out everywhere. I could use mascara. Style = lazy goth.

Is there any craft or hobby that you are interested in trying?
I think I am covered right now. I have a lot of new supplies for new crafts that I need to accomplish now! Maybe different colors of embroidery floss for doing cross stitch?

Christmas decor? (not exactly sure what this question is looking for exactly? Do we decorate? What is our theme and colors? That kind of thing?)
I just moved in with family and we did not decorate for Halloween (weep) and I'm not sure how much we are going to decorate for Christmas. Hopefully at least a tree! My tree ornaments are all over the place. I bought some last year at World Market -- a purple dragon, some horses, but I can't remember if I got a sparkly unicorn. I love iridescent, glitter, shimmery things. Purple, blue, and silver. My mom gives me Hallmark ornaments every year in whatever collection, so I have all of the rocking horses (mini and regular) and I think all of the Pony for Christmas. Last year I think I snagged some Hallmark NMBC ornaments too. It would be cool to have a whole NMBC tree that I could put up at Halloween and leave up until Christmas but it might have to wait until I have my own place again. I'm always eyeing the black bare branch trees at craft stores... I know I have one of those vintage aluminum Christmas trees with a color wheel that goes under it. In storage of course.

what kind of collector are you? And do you have a log or a list somewhere away from the forum of the things you love, hate or already own?
I'm a hoarder type of collector. I have a huge list on scentbase but it isn't complete because I hurt my tailbone and back and wasn't able to sit at computer for very long for a few years, so didn't keep on top of updating scentbase. I do have a spreadsheet that is current but it isn't public. I could attempt to put it on google drive, but I've broken their spreadsheets before with the amount of data contained...

Would anyone mind bath and body works items? Such as hand sanitizer, lotion, candles, car scents or soap?
I DO NOT use B&BW lotion, gel, perfume, anti-bac, etc. I DO use their hand soap but I'm trying to stay away from microbeads (deep cleansing) and I don't like the foaming soap that much - however, they do have a small amount of "creamy luxe" soap that I'd love in Vanilla Snowflake and I would also love to try the Energy and Stress Relief soaps.. I would love some pillow spray in lavender/vanilla (no chamomile.) I also use the wall flowers, three wick candles, and room sprays. I could use a new wall flower - I really want the bats night light/wall flower but they might be sold out by now. A snowflake would be cool though. Or the black embossed scroll.

Scents that interest me for room spray/3 wick candles/wall flowers:
Twisted Peppermint
Vanilla Snowflake
Iced Vanilla Woods
Vanilla Balsam
Holiday (maybe? As long as it's apple wood, not apple. I don't want fruit smelling things.)
Black Tie
Cinnamon & Clove Buds (maybe? Winter is a little over powering. So not if it's close to Winter.) Oops, my mom already has this.
Fresh Balsam
Smoked Vanilla
Evergreen
Marshmallow Fireside
Winter Rose
Peppermint Marshmallow
Mahogany Teakwood (high intensity)
Cinnamon Pinecone (again, not if it's too overpowering.)
Vanilla Coconut
Vanilla/Lavender sleep

Any Lush showergel (or other product) you'd like to try?
I do love me some Lush. I'd love Twilight, Silky Underwear, Snow Fairy/Candy Fluff, Snowcake, etc. shower gels (I also love the Lord of Misrule and Rose Jam but I stocked up last year and still have some. And I have enough Fairy Dust powder too.) Could use some Greased Lightning. Maybe the Mr. Sandman dusting powder if it is mostly lavender and not heavy on the chamomile. The snowfairy "fun" looks interesting - it's like a pliable bubble bar? Maybe a small bit of snowcastle soap. Bubbly shower gel looks interesting. I love their solid green sugar scrub. Mmmelting marshmallow moment, ceridwens cauldron, snow angel, and floating island all look lovely. If snow angel is the same scent as the cocoa butter bath bomb, then I LOVE that scent. (I could use some more facial moisturizer but it looks like it's pretty expensive!)

Do you like licorice or would you like to try it? Would you prefer salt or sweet?
I've had salty licorice and it's good in small doses but not my favorite. Licorice in general is not my favorite. My mom on the other hand loves sweet black licorice.

I live in The Netherlands but I will visit England soon and might pay a visit to Germany. Anything special from here that you'd like to try?
I have a ton of tea and chocolate on my amazon "edibles" wishlist (from England and France!) I'd love chocolates, tea, whatever else you think I might like! Germany has Wollmeise yarn...

is you BPAL wishlist updated?
Indeed. I have not gotten any Liliths, Unicorns, or Weenies yet. Sniff.

Do you like office supplies like pens, pencils, highlighters, sticky notes, etc?
No, I am boring. Sticky notes maybe if they are SO COOL that I MUST have them (like the coffin shaped ones I have - but unfortunately their "sticky" part is AWFUL and I have to tape them on things!) I use my BPAL pens a lot, they're my favorite. Do not use pencils, stationery, highlighters, etc. Maybe if I went back to school I would feel differently. I do like washi tape, I use it to wrap bubblewrap around bpal bottles & imps. I'm always looking for washi tape with bats, gargoyles, crows, skulls, etc. (I have lots of skulls right now.)

How do you feel about spicy, cheesy, or sour snacks?
cheese!! ALL THE CHEESE! I love garlic/dill curds, cheddars, fresh cheese with jalapenos in it (used to get some every week at the farmers market in seattle), gouda (both hard and creamy), parana, cotswald, sage darby, parmesan, mizithra, romano, havarti, mozza, etc. I like mildly spicy things, like candied jalapenos or mild canon sweet hots. Not so much on the sour, more about the savory.

Would you like any cook-able mixes like for soup or baked goods, cooking ingredients like spices, sugars, salts, oils, or cooking gadgets?
I wouldn't mind mixes but most of the ones I've gotten from places like World Market haven't been very good. I love spices, sugars, salts, vinegars, etc. but we have a TON of things and I don't know that I need anything. All of my spices are out in the garage because there wasn't room in the house with my parents spices... Don't really need any cooking gadgets right now. I can always use green tobasco sauce. I do, when I have my own place, have a skeleton themed kitchen and a NMBC cookie jar/container collection. I have a skeleton hand oven mitt, skeleton apron, bone shaped silverware, serving set, and salad tongs, skull cookie jars/salt & pepper shakers, skull measuring cups, skull measuring spoons, spatulas with skulls on them, skull wine stopper, skull bottle opener, etc. I would welcome more skeleton/skull kitchen things for when I actually get my own place again. I love sugar skulls and have some sugar skull kitchen stuff on my amazon wishlist (either in cooking/kitchen or housewares area.)

Would you prefer bar soaps or bath gel?
I would rather not receive any bar soap unless I specifically request it because I have boxes and boxes of it. (I'm a soaper.)

And really, I have a ton of bath gel and sugar scrubs too. But that doesn't mean I'd hate to get more because hoarder... especially Lush.

Candles, wax melts, or incense - yea or nay?
I'd love more ritual candles and beeswax candles (pillars or votives.) And some really good japanese stick incense. I always love loose incense/resins for charcoal burners. I don't need any wax melts but I keep eyeing the ones at Paintbox Soapworks and Two Timing Tart.

Jewelry - any preference about length of necklaces, earrings, etc?
I don't really wear any necklaces or jewelry - although I would like to get my ears gauged a little since they need to be repierced. I have some ideas on my amazon wearables wish list. If I wear necklaces, I like around 18-19". I mostly wear stud earrings but my lobes are SO THICK that most studs are too short and the earring ends up being too tight on my ear and getting infected. Right now I haven't worn earrings for ... six months? a year? So once I save up some monies, I'll see about getting them pierced with an actual hollow needle since my original piercing was done in the early 80's with a gun.

How do you feel about sweeteners? Do you prefer sugar, stevia, sucralose, etc.? Anything in particular to avoid?
I avoid sweeteners like the plague. I prefer raw sugar if possible. Definitely avoiding corn / corn syrup. Stevia is ok.

Do you have any interest in Shakespearean swag (insult mugs, play themed lip balms, oodles of other possibilities) or general performing arts related goodies?
No mugs of any kind please. I just moved in with family and all of my kitchen stuff, which includes about five or six HUGE BOXES OF MUGS, is all packed up and out in a shed. I do love lip balm but I am a little picky on ingredients. I'm not really into performing arts swag. I'm such a curmudgeon!


What is your favorite Christmas story - be it book, movie, cartoon - and if there are various versions, which is your favorite?
Hm. Nightmare Before Christmas? I usually watch Elf every year. I like the old Rudolph animated with Bumble. Bumble is awesome. I haven't watched that for years and years though. I'll watch silly movies like The Holiday or Love, Actually if they're on. Christmas with the Kranks is ok, mostly watched that for Jamie Lee Curtis. Christmas Story is kind of silly, I finally watched that a couple of years ago to much protest by my then DH.


Do you have a preference for numbered packages or random selection?
Whichever is best for you!


Do you have any external wishlists, Goodreads, or anything else that you might not have listed in your survey?
Yes, they are all in the SW Help link in my signature and/or in the link that says Switch Witch Stalking & Services spreadsheet. Believe me, there is probably way more there than you need.


For books that are part of a series, do you have a strong preference for whether you receive them in order, assuming that any overarching plot is reasonably easy to pick up on and the main story is self contained?
I absolutely start at the beginning of a series.

Do you have a Trader Joe's near you? If not, would you want some of their famous delicious treats? (Cookie butter - original or pumpkin spice!, sweet plantain chips, chocolate covered potato chips, etc)
I have a Trader Joes. I do not like cookie butter, I do not like pumpkin spice ANYTHING (ick, ptooie), no plantains, no potato chips... Give me ALL OF THE CHOCOLATE COVERED PEPPERMINT JO JOS, those babies are like crack. I like their PB&J chocolate bars too. I really do like way too many things from Trader Joes... so dangerous to go in. Their pub cheese with jalapenos? I could eat the whole thing (heated up) in one sitting.

What's your shoe size? Would you like to receive socks?
Man, I am just no fun. No socks please. I have super huge feet and I tend to just purchase black mens socks. All of my sizing info is in my ravelry swaps area (link to which is in switch witch stalking spreadsheet in my signature.)

Do you like Steampunk? Would you be interested in any jewelry inspired by steampunk?
I am fine with steampeak as long as we stick to silver/black and no brown/copper. However, again, I am not a big jewelry wearer. *sad face*

I make paper albums and journals. Would you be interested in receiving something like that? Would you like some other type of handmade paper craft?
No journals, albums, stationary, or anything that would require me to write on it. I have a really hard time writing; my hand motor skills/flexibility when it comes to gripping things is very poor. I wouldn't mind cute note cards or "thanks for the swap / thanks for the purchase!" cards (with either my forum names (TwilightEyes/MissTwilight) or forthcoming etsy shop name. (which I still haven't come up with.)

Are you currently ISO any BPAL new or otherwise? What are your top 10 scents?
Yes, those would be in my ISO post which is linked from my wishlist. *grin* I think I have my top scents already listed in my profile.

Black Friday will be a thing during this swap, anything you might want that will be on awesome sale?
... no idea. I usually avoid Black Friday and do Cyber Monday. I know that the Lab/Post usually has a treat if you order something and I'd love to have the treat, but it wouldn't come in time. I'm really more in the swap for friendship and happy then for "getting stuff" and I would be happy with homemade or handmade things.

Do you like to cook and would you be interested in cookbooks? If so, what kind?
I like to cook when I have my own place... It is kind of crowded here and someone is ALWAYS in the kitchen so it kind of drives me nuts. I might have some cookbooks on my amazon wish list though.

Do you like games (board/card), and if so what kind and for how many players?
I like games. I'd love cards against humanity or exploding kittens. I think they are both on my amazon wishlist.

If you have a Goodreads "to read" list, are those mostly books that you do not have and would like copies of, or are those mostly books that you already have piled on your shelves/lurking in your e-reader?
I think on my "to read" list on goodreads, it is mostly things that I own but haven't read yet. My amazon list is a much better indicator of what I want, especially if you list it by priority. And I actually read everything on my ipad, so I would have no problems looking .mobi or .epub files that came in email or on a thumb drive....

Do you have a wood-burning fireplace or fire pit, and if so would you like handmade firestarters or scenting bundles to throw on it? (think bundles of apple wood chips and cinnamon bark, or little wax/herb/paper bundles with a wick)
I do not have either a fireplace or a fire pit, we just have an area where we burn dead fall and things. Sadly I do not need any firestarters or scenting bundles right now, they would just sit and gather dust until it was nice enough outside to sit by a fire again. It's the rainy season and snow will be here soon.


You mentioned scarves in your questionnaire. Are you referring to a chunky thick keep-me-warm-in-a-snowstorm scarf, or a light and lacy could-be-warm-if-I-wound-it-a-hundred-times scarf?
If I mentioned a scarf it was that I'm a knitter and I have relatives who are knitters and everyone always buys or makes me scarves and I do not need one at all, thank you. I have all of the scarves. Light, lacy, thick fabric, thin fabric, wide, thin, long, short, knitted, striped, solid, designs, silk, wool, etc. Really, stop with the scarves.


Would you like to receive a photography print? My pictures are mainly of animals or landscapes. What would you prefer? Any favourite animals you'd like to receive a picture of? Would you also like to receive postcards? You can view some of my pictures on http://www.by-ellen.com
The web page didn't work for me, I got a grey screen with some different options at the top, but no photos. It's ok, I don't have room for any more artwork right now since I have downsized from a 4500 square foot home to a small basement to one room. All of my artwork is packed up right now.   If I were go get my shit together to actually bake before December 7, would you have any interest in fruitcake?
I am not really a fruitcake fan, but one of my friends sent me a recipe for pear/cherry/almond/marzipan fruitcake that uses amaretto. And it was really good. (it was really hard finding dried pears though.) But the traditional kind of fruitcake? Um... probably not.   If I were still feeling the alcoholic spirit and decided to make boozy chocolate balls of some sort, do you have a preference for bourbon, rum or Irish whiskey?
Mmmmmmm boozy chocolate! We usually do rum balls but I'd be up for whatever! I might have to try using some Sinfire or something this year ... cinnamon chocolate boozy balls. We're going to make some bailey's fudge in the next couple of days. (we = my mom. I will probably just watch since I am still sick.)

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My Fall 2016 Switch Witch answers

10/19/16

Do you subscribe to any boxes? What kinds of things do you like from them?
I used to subscribe to barkbox but the Monkies would immediately destroy and hoard any toys from it (we were still working on his resource guarding) so it was more stressful than fun. Now that it is just Zuul and she isn't as hard on toys, it would be fun to get Barkbox again (but of course I can't afford it right now.) I would love the Firefly lootcrate. I used to get two different "sample" boxes (that I can't remember the name of) but I didn't think it was worth the money and I never purchased anything full size from any of the samples. There are some cool yarn/knitting monthly boxes (and yay brain fog, I can't remember the name) and I was kind of interested in the monthly witchy boxes (Crone box?) that had incense and herbs and other things in it. I think I shared them on facebook and then promptly tried to forget about them so as to avoid temptation.

Any makeup/body/skin type stuff you'd like to get samples of?
Not really. My skin is very very picky and almost everything makes it break out (right now it's breaking out just from the change in water and humidity.) And I rarely wear any makeup other than eyeliner (stila smudgestick mostly) and eyebrow powder (since I have no eyebrows, only tattoos - and they're getting really faded so I use them mostly as a guide for where to draw my eyebrows. yay thyroid.) Mascara samples might be fun though since I should probably wear that once in a while. My eyelashes are very long naturally but are kind of light in color so are sort of invisible unless i wear mascara.

10/18/16

ThinkGeek is having a big Halloween sale. Anything catch your eye?
I have a wishlist there (link under SW help.)
- annoyatron pack
- link shield backpack
- critical hit cookie cutters
- game of thrones cookie cutters
- skull ice cube mold
- critical hit ice mold
- Death Star ice mold
- Tardis robe
- groot mask (my son is 7' tall and I keep telling him he needs to be groot for Halloween)

10/16/16

Ginger, or Spearmint flavor?
Ummmm depends on what? I love ginger chews and gingerbread *especially pumpkin ginger bread* and stuff. But for things like gum? Probably spearmint. I've had ginger lip balm and I would probably prefer mint in that category too. So..... um... is that helpful?

10/11/16

Are there any commercial candles/tarts/tealights in scents you like? Bath and Body Works, or Yankee Candle?
I would love a Black Magic candle from Yankee but I think they only come in one size this year. Otherwise I am pretty set on candles as per my previous answers. Not that I would ever be unhappy with any but I have about 20 three wick candles still in boxes and a HUGE box full of pillars, tapers, votives, tealights, etc. The only thing I am short on is actual beeswax candles (I prefer candles similar to what Big Dipper Wax Works carries) and ritual candles, especially figurines. I don't need any tarts. I COULD use a bath and bodyworks wall flower plug in since I have about 20 unused scents for that brand.

10/10/16

Witchee, would you like (would you wear?) a long wrap choker?
No, thank you. I have a fat neck (boo) and no longer wear chokers (or much jewelry except my scent locket.)

10/8/16

I'd love to commission a piece of art for you. Would you be interested in a custom piece? What kind of picture/what subject matter?
I do like her unicorns and MLP. I don't really have a ton of room right now but anything related to my dogs is always welcome. They are my precious babies. I have lots of photos on my flickr and instagram pages for what they look like in RL...

10/4/16

Would any witchees be interested in strawberry, pumpkin & apple, or milk flavor Pocky?
My son would probably love some!

10/3/15

Though I've been playing with sculpee lately and like making sort of character or fandom inspired bead/pendants, would that be something you'd like or have use for?
My son makes jewelry and he is house Targaryen... I'm Stark. I would probably only have use for VERY SMALL charms/beads for making stitch markers. These gargoyle ones on etsy (that I already have!) are the perfect size. He might have a use for larger beads on necklaces. And I would love for my son or my mom to receive things too.

10/1/16

Erotica or BDSM - yay or nay, and if yay, what kinds of things?
Normally I would say ALL THE TOYS AND ROPE YES AND LOCKS AND... but since I'm going through divorce, I'm not going to need any toys for a while... Books are ok.

My local farmers market has a pepper specialist who makes dried pepper powders. Would you like some and if so what level of spicyness.
I love chipotle and smokey peppers with low to medium heat. And jalapenos. My favorite tobasco is the green, so I like flavor over heat I guess. And yes, all of the herbs and spices and salts and peppers! I have a couple of empty grinders too.

9/28/16

Tarot cards/oracle decks - yay or nay?
Yay -- and I would really like a rune set. I had one but an ex took it.

If yay, do you already have any?
I have a vampire set. And a really old rider-waite set somewhere in storage.

Which ones?
I really like the Phantomwise deck and any deck with gothy, gargoyle, or maybe unicorn type artwork.

Cryptozoology/cryptids (Big Foot, lake monsters, chupacabra, etc.) - yay or nay?
meh.

If yay, any favourites?
Well, I am in Bigfoot country.

9/25/16

I'm a honey affecionado (I really love honey) and our renn Faire has a local honey booth we go to every year and our trip is coming up. Anything from http://www.beefolks.com/default.aspsuit your fancy in particular (honey or otherwise since they have other products?)
oooh. The Cotton, MeadowMaple, Killer Bee... really any of them. I love honey in my tea but I have super light to super dark honeys that I really love... so. Pretty much anything to do with honey and I'd be happy. I love honey stix too! I'm going to have to learn how to make Mead....

Any other renn Faire goodies in general? I have a friend who is a wood carver there and they make adorable geeky pins amount other things and Harry Potter wands? Here are the artisans there: http://www.rennfest.com/general-information/artisans
I love consumables or things I can use! Mead, Henna (for body, not hair -- I prefer premixed), silver colored celtic-y shawl pins, silver colored celtic buttons, maybe beads, wire, charms, etc. crafting making (my son makes jewelry and I need to start making stitch markers), cross stitch things, yarn, etc. I do love celtic-y wall hangings/tapestries/blankets with Epona (horse), raven, dog, ferret, or just knots. Purple or blue! Herbs for soap making or using in ritual workings. Maybe some crystals or stones for my planned altar. I need an altar cloth too. And maybe a small ritual candle holder. I can always use colored sand and self igniting charcoal, loose incense/herbs for burning, etc.

No soap or candles please, I have bins and bins of soap still. And lets not talk about the candles...



9/24/16

The second part of the Haus of Gloi update is live tomorrow (the 25th)- is there anything you're interested in?
- Butter Bomb in Burnishing Amber, Marshmallow, or Sleepy Time.
- Lip Balm in Pumpkin or Maple Sugar. Would love their regular balm (Sale!) in Wild Rose.
- Fall Sugar Scrub in Hex, Pumpkin Queen, or the Horseman.
- Valentine's Pumpkin Butter in Come Hither (Sale!) or Summer Pumpkin Butter in Marshmallow Rose (sale!)
- Summer Refresher in Chillax (Sale!)
- I've always wanted to try their Haus Amber. Probably in Sugar Exfoliant.

I'm going to the NY Renaissance Faire tomorrow- anything you'd like me to look for?
I love Faire! I'd usually be on the look out for cool celtic silver colored buttons (I found some really awesome celtic hippocampus ones once), shawl pins, mead, henna kits, etc. I love the huge celtic horse or celtic knot ... blankets? They're kind of thin. I have two different celtic horse ones but I'd love a purple horse one. Or just purple and black celtic knots. Or dogs/ravens/ferrets.

Do you celebrate Mabon? Would you like "witchy" or pagan decorations and objects? For example, pentacle wall hangings, mabon poppets, corn dollies, ritual candles, etc?
I do need more ritual candles. But as far as decorations and dust catchers or knick knacks, no no no.

Anyone hankering for Craftsy (http://www.craftsy.com) classes? Through tomorrow all classes are $20 or under.
I think I'm good on Craftsy classes right now. I tend to be able to find free youtube classes on most things that I'm interested in learning. Except for advanced brioche techniques, which I already have a craftsy class on.

Would you be interested in any of the following: jigsaw puzzles; puzzle books (like word searches or crossword puzzles or suduko); coloring books; card games; board games? Feel free to elaborate on preferences for any of the above!
I'd kind of like CAH. I'm not sure I have anyone to play it with though. I don't have a need for any coloring books, jigsaw puzzles, puzzle books, etc. I do most of that thing on the computer. There might be some board games I'm interested in - I'd have to go look at a store. But again with the lack of people to play with when I'm moving out to the middle of nowhere.

9/23/16

Would you be interested in Kings Game by Lisa Millraney?
I've already purchased it.

Would you like any brown paper bags of "seconds" from Seattle Chocolates?
Heck yeah. My favorite are the San Juan Sea Salt truffle bars and the JCoCo Agave Sesame but I haven't tried all of the JCoCo yet. The sea salt one might be good!

Elements & Artifacts has a fall/halloween collection up? Anything catch your eye?
Most of the items I like are over $100 and really I don't wear a lot of jewelry anymore except for my BPTP Phoenix scent locket. I love the ribbon wrap bracelets but I have an 8" wrist so things don't always fit me well, even wraps. The rings are gorgeous but too small. The Vampire Queen (bat and amethyst) is super cute but I would need the chain extended to a 20".

And speaking of shops from BPAL folks, any favorites in the stores on the SW Stalking and Services Spreadsheet
I'll have to look and update.


9/22/16

Would you like some hair falls? I can make a single (ponytail) or double (for pigtails). Short, long, types of yarns, ribbons? Extra things (buttons, beads, wire wraps? Colors/color combinations? Stuff to avoid?
I love the idea of hair falls ... I have one pair of double hair falls but I can't ever put them on right or make them work. I like long, double, ribbons, yarns (no acrylic but otherwise don't care on type) - purples, blues, and blacks would be nice. I would need instructions on how to use them. Definitely not a priority since I'm moving out to the middle of nowhere and probably won't be going anyplace where I would need hair falls for a year or more unless my life changes drastically.

9/21/16

Do you have an Etsy wish list, and if so, what's your user name there?
All links to various off site wish lists are in my signature under the link "SW Help". My scentbase if woefully out of date. I hurt my tailbone and back a couple of years ago and couldn't sit by a computer comfortably so I got REALLY far behind in updating my BPAL on there.

Tokyo Milk? Yea or Nay?
I have some of their clove lip balm and love it! I'm kind of full on perfumes and lotions right now and I really do prefer balm in a tube. I just couldn't resist the clove.

would you like notebooks or journals? Utilitarian or fancy? Lined or blank? Tell me of your stationery lustings.
I have zero interest in notebooks, journals, stationery, etc. I still have blank notebooks from grade school and pretty stationery that I have never used. I have a hard time writing anything legibly. Electronic all the way!!! (although I also have sealing wax and sealing wax stamps because I like the IDEA of cool letters being exchanged. I just don't ever do it.)

What are your tea and/or coffee preferences? Loose leaf / whole bean or bagged / ground? Do you have a favorite type? Flavor? Retailer?
Well, I am moving back in with my parents (ACK) and I don't think I will have my french press available, so that leaves me with keurig and verismo makers. I would love some anniversary blend for the verismo. I like Starbucks Via too.

As for tea, I generally prefer loose leaf as it is higher quality. But I could really use some more licorice mint tea. There are some great organic blends out there but most of them come bagged so that is fine. I have tons of tea on my amazon edibles wish list.

If you could receive one handmade item - everything from knitted or crocheted gloves and scarves to sewn bags to fanart or original art, what would you prefer?
So hard to say - I can knit, crochet, and sew - so really not my priority. But I don't have a place for any more art either. I will think about it. Maybe a sewn project bag. I can always use more project bags. And pillow cases.

What are your favorite fandoms, if any?
Red Dwarf, LOTR, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Nightmare Before Christmas, Game of Thrones!!!, ummm will have to think of more. Oh, yeah, Guardians of the Galaxy! Buffy! Firefly! There are so many but I have a lot of brain fog... sorry!

Skincare- do you use a particular routine? What products would you absolutely not use?
Almost everything makes my skin break out. I use Kiss My Face moisturizer. I use Prescriptives makeup and serums. I like Lush Greased Lightning. I would not use most other things.

Bath/shower products?
I use mostly non-sls products if possible and I love oily salt scrubs. I have sugar scrubs too. Villianess, Paint Box Soapworks, Haus of Gloi, Cocoa Pink, Arcana, etc. I do have a bunch of Lush shower gel. I actually have a tub at the parents house so I can take baths!!!

BPTP products? Pre-owned okay?
Yes, yes.

Essential oils and aromatherapy oils- yay, or nay?
I love essential oils! Aromatherapy oils too but please make sure no phthalates.

Favorite animal?
For...what purpose? It really depends. I love horses (especially Friesians), pit bull type dogs, dolphins, bats, rats, corbies, I am sad because while packing today I dropped my bat talisman necklace (moonstone carved bat) and it split in half. *sniff* HEY MY PATRONUS IS A BAY MARE.

Twilight Alchemy Lab oils?
yes please. I need Block Buster, Road Opener, Black Rage, Brittle, Spiritwrack, STFU, Foundation of Fortune, Brass Balls, King Solomon's, Aegis, Confusion, Countermagick, Fiery Wall of Protection, Flying Devil, Jinx Removing, Crucible of Courage, Magnet, Ouroboros, Veils & Mist, Venus, Charisma, Aunt Caroline's Money Draw, Gainful Employment, Steady Work, Showers of Gold, Servare, Power, Peaceful Home, Protection, Money, LaFlamme, Helping Hand, Uncrossing, Vigor, Sever, Blessing, Annoiting Oil - Exodus Version, Libertas, Sunlight, Discipline, Bright Fortune, Golden Graces Money Drawing, Friendship, Blessing Spray, 13 Horizons spray....

I'd really love some Conjure Bags too. Beauty Bag and/or Money Draw Bag.


9/20/16

Authors - Jennifer Estep, Faith Hunter. Heard of them? Love them, hate them, or eh?
Never heard of them. I mostly like epic fantasy or sci-fi books. Also I am going blind right now so I prefer ebooks only -- I really need the adjustable font option..

Knitted things. Specifically scarves/cowls and shawls.....grabby hands or not? Favorite colors? Are you allergic or sensitive to any textiles, ie wools, cashmere, nylon, metallic threads, mohair, alpaca? Knitted washcloths? For the kitchen or for the bath? And again, colors??
I think I already answered this - I have 500 scarves, so unless it is on my "make for me" favorites on Rav, I probably do not want a scarf. I don't wear cowls unless they are huge huge infinity cowls (I have a fat neck and can't stand tight things.) I don't like triangle shaped "shawls" - I do like circular, half circle, crescent, and really long and skinny but with pointy ends, which differentiates them from scarves IMO.

My favorite colors for knit wear is black, grey, and gradients. I like jewel tones and black overdyes. Purple, Red, Blue, Green, Black, Grey. If you check out my yarn stash on Ravelry you'll get an idea of what I like.

I do not want anything acrylic. Cashmere pills, so meh. I prefer Merino, Merino Nylon, Merino Silk, Silk, etc. I do like Merino Cashmere Silk because it seems like the silk keeps the cashmere in line. Silver threads are ok but not my favorite. Prefer no mohair or alpaca because it seems itchy in here tonight.

Washclothes are ok, for either kitchen or bath. Same colors.

As far as colors go, I loathe orange, yellow, brown, cream, beige, anything that could be construed a shade of orange, yellow, or brown. Please god no, keep them away. chocolate and beef jerky should be brown, though, I'll give you that.

I love mitts but I will say that you absolutely NEED TO USE A STRETCHY CAST ON AND BIND OFF. I have very large hands. I prefer Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off and Jeny's Stretchy Slipknot Cast On. Both can be found with a web search or on ravelry.

Candles or wax melts/wax tarts?
Honestly the only candle I have my eye on right now is the Black Magic candle from Yankee. It smells SO GOOD. I want everything in that scent. Otherwise... I not only used to be a PartyLite consultant and make candles for Sweet Spirit Candles, but I also make candles at home. So I have about 500 candles. I wouldn't mind receiving candles molds, wicking, candle wax, candle scent, etc. Or soapmaking supplies. Or GC's to places like Brambleberry. I'm hoping I can set up a soap/candle workshop at my parents place and maybe open an etsy store. I also do bath bombs, scrubs, and lip balm. So yes, supplies would be awesome. (picky about what kind of chemicals are IN the supplies though, especially scents, and try to do mostly organic and non Phthalates/SLS.)

I have more tarts than I can use right now too, unless there are Yankee Black Magic tarts in which case, yes please.

I could maybe use a new wall flower plug in thing from Bath & Bodyworks though.

9/19/16

Speaking of snarky, who's a fan of The Mincing Mockingbird?
Who? What?

Do you decorate for Halloween all year? If not, what level of decor do you have for Halloween?
I decorate with skulls, gargoyles, NMBC, bats, coffins, tombstones, all year. I do not use pumpkins, witches, spiders, ghosts, zombies, etc. Right now I am moving though so I really need no knick knacks or decorations. Once I get moved in (in the next couple of weeks) I'll update if anything changes.


Indoor/outdoor Halloween decorations? What do you do, and what would you prefer to receive?
Nothing really please. I have way too much stuff right now and am feeling very overwhelmed. If it changes when I get moved in, I'll say something.


What's your preferred Halloween decor style: classic/traditional (skulls, pumpkins, bats), kitchsy/cute, retro, elegant/Victorian, horror/macabre?
I'm more gothy or victorian I guess. But I am full up on decor. Please no knick knacks.

What's your candy preference?
I wouldn't say no to peanut butter cups and kit kats and such things. I like mostly high quality chocolates but can't resist halloween candy in small doses.

Does anyone like fleece character hats? Like these? http://wonderlandonline.storenvy.com/collections/354444-anime-video-games/products/13089516-pusheen-like-fleece-hat What kinda characters would you like to see?
Oh, sorry, not so much. I only wear newsboy type hats with a brim. And not usually knitted ones.

9/18/16

Who here is a Raging All THINGS HARRY POTTER fan?
I don't know about RAGING but I do love me some Harry Potter. I've seen all of the movies and read all of the books multiple times except for the supplemental books on my Amazon wishlist. I've had someone bring me a chocolate frog once and I would LOVE to have more. I would love to try the other treats as well.

Do you like things with Pumpkin (or Pumpkin Spice?)
I love things like pumpkin scones, pumpkin bread, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, etc. and I've had some pumpkin pie almonds that were scrumptious but I don't like "pumpkin spice" lattes... so probably a no to pumpkin spice popcorn, bark, coffee syrup, cocoa mix, etc. (Plus trying to avoid dyes, corn syrup, non-organic stuffs, etc.)

9/17/16

Is there anything you would like to get from Japan?
- I do love interesting flavored kit kats but I've had orange, hazelnut, banana, green tea, and oreo locally. Would love to try Pumpkin Pudding and Red Bean. We have a really good international food district and asian specialty stores that carry a ton of pocky and other snacks.
- I love honey and black milk tea and also lavender and jasmine. I have never seen rose milk tea, but that would be fabulous. Doh, got some!!!
- I know they have a lot of Nightmare Before Christmas stuff so I wouldn't mind getting something that is usable and not a pin/keychain/coffee cup/knick knack. I collect NMBC cookie jars and cannisters.
- Gothic Lolita stuff is always cool and fun, especially black/purple. Ooh, also Japanese incense.
- yarn!
- silky things to dye, spices, whatever!
- japanese boozahol?

Would you object to re-using of clean mailing materials?
No I wouldn't object. I reuse bubblopes and bubble wrap. And tissue paper if it isn't ripped.

9/16/16

Is there anything you'd particularly like to get from the UK?
I love Cadbury crunchies and curly whirlies. There are other UK chocolates I'd love to try, I think there are some on my Amazon wishlist. I love tea but I think most of the tea on my wishlist is from France. But maybe you could get it in the UK? I'd be up for trying whatever chocolate and tea. I love clotted cream! Spices/herbs? Yarn?

Socks/sockdreams/etc:
I'm kind of meh on sockdreams because I have huge feet. And I'm a knitter. And I'm a plus size. I know they have a very small plus size section but I rarely wear tights or any socks except black. And most socks that are made for women don't fit me. I usually just buy plain black men's socks. (I do love me some Spanx tights though.)

Anyone a nail polish fan? What colored interest you?
I don't really wear polish on my finger nails and I'm set for polish on my toe nails.


9/15/16

How do you feel about knitted stuff?
As I am a knitter, I love knitted things. I do not love crochet things unless they are toys/blankets. Please no crochet wearables.

Fancy? Plain?
I don't mind lace. But I do not wear cowls, hats, or scarves and I don't like shawls that are triangle shaped. (yes, I am a picky bitchcake.)

What types of things do you like to wear?
I love fingerless mitts and shawls (boomerang, bias, crescent, circular, half circle, long/skinny but not "scarves" - pointy ends, etc.) If you're a knitter, you're probably on Ravelry and you can look at my wishlist there - I have "Bundles" in my favorites called "MAKE FOR ME" and "HALLOWEEN OR VAMP SWAP" that has projects or patterns that I'd love to have made for me.

I'm into beer. How 'bout you?
No no no no no But I do love me some hard cider. But not dry or semi sweet - the sweeter, the better. The Ace Pumpkin Cider is good and I love JK Scrumpys.

And booze?
yes yes yes yes
I love (sweet!) mead, dessert wines such as port or ice wine (sweeter, the better), amaretto, baileys, rum, vodka, flavored stuff, butterscotch schnapps, etc. I have super huge bottles of kahlua, malibu rum, and whipped cream vodka so I'm set there. The best mead I've had recently is from Aesir Mead in Everett, Washington. Their fireweed was to die for. I'd love GC's for them. Or the Groupon that they usually have going. (Only problem would be scheduling it since I am moving to Eastern Washington by October.)

How do you feel about caramel?
yes yes yes - but fair warning, I try to avoid corn syrup. So only really high quality snobby type caramels or homemade without corn syrup. I try to avoid GMO's and do mostly organic food.

Salt or no?
yes yes yes

With chocolate or without?
with chocolate is good but without is ok too. I try to do fair trade/organic.

Would you be interested in home made food items?
I love homemade items but I don't like nuts in my baked goods. I like nuts on their own though - except walnuts. I hate walnuts. And again, I try to avoid corn syrup, food dyes, etc. and I do mostly organic and non-gmo - especially wheat/flour.

Would you be interested in project bags/pouches?
I don't think you can ever have enough project bags. Even though I have about 50.

And to go along with the previous knitting question...
Are you allergic to any fiber or do you know what kind of yarn you prefer?
I tend to not like BFL as much. Or llama/alpaca/cashmere/angora.
I love merino/nylon and merino/silk. Merino/cashmere/silk seems to be ok too, less pilling because of the silk content.

Would you want a quilted pot holder?
Since I am living with my parents and they have tons of pot holders already, I wouldn't really get any use out of it.

Do you have any prefered flavour of shortbread?
vanilla or lavender. But shortbread isn't my favorite.

9/14/16:

What are you interested in from the recent BPAL and BPTP updates? (Lilith, Lunacy, etc.)
BPTP stuffs:

1oz of:
Portrait of a Young woman with Unicorn hair gloss
Saint Justina with the Unicorn hair gloss
The Sharing of the Cake between the Lion and the Unicorn hair gloss
Lilith's Hair Gloss

bottles:
Samhain Hair gloss******
Goofin' at Stonehenge perfume someone said this smelled like grass, so not a priority
Tag-Upon-Avon perfume
The Serpentine Perfume



BPAL stuffs:

decants:
A King Pursued by a Unicorn
Allegory of Chastity
A Little More Tea
Plush Viscera
Texare
The Twelfth
The Wolf and the Rattlesnake

bottles:
Cruxifixion
De Vos' Unicorn
Of the Unicorn
Boticell's Unicorn
Unicorn and Ram ***
Funerary Papyri
Good Morning, London
Heavenly Spark
Lilith and the Four Sons of Horus
Motherhood
My Little Grotesque
Outlaw ***
Reapers Gonna Reap ***
Spider Witch
The Devil Will Find Work for Idle Hands
The Library of John Dee
Waiting
Single Note: Coconut Meat

Would you like hibiscus seeds?
yes!

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Switch Witch Fall 2016 Question Master List

10/19/16

Do you subscribe to any boxes? What kinds of things do you like from them?

Any makeup/body/skin type stuff you'd like to get samples of?

10/18/16

ThinkGeek is having a big Halloween sale. Anything catch your eye?

10/16/16

Ginger, or Spearmint flavor?

10/11/16

Are there any commercial candles/tarts/tealights in scents you like? Bath and Body Works, or Yankee Candle?

10/10/16

Witchee, would you like (would you wear?) a long wrap choker?

10/8/16

I'd love to commission a piece of art for you. Would you be interested in a custom piece? What kind of picture/what subject matter?

10/4/16

Would any witchees be interested in strawberry, pumpkin & apple, or milk flavor Pocky?

10/3/16

Though I've been playing with sculpee lately and like making sort of character or fandom inspired bead/pendants, would that be something you'd like or have use for?

10/1/16

Erotica or BDSM - yay or nay, and if yay, what kinds of things?

My local farmers market has a pepper specialist who makes dried pepper powders. Would you like some and if so what level of spicyness.

9/28/16

Tarot cards/oracle decks - yay or nay?
If yay, do you already have any?
Which ones?

Cryptozoology/cryptids (Big Foot, lake monsters, chupacabra, etc.) - yay or nay?
If yay, any favourites?

9/25/16

I'm a honey affecionado (I really love honey) and our renn Faire has a local honey booth we go to every year and our trip is coming up. Anything from http://www.beefolks.com/default.asp suit your fancy in particular (honey or otherwise since they have other products?)

Any other renn Faire goodies in general? I have a friend who is a wood carver there and they make adorable geeky pins amount other things and Harry Potter wands? Here are the artisans there: http://www.rennfest.com/general-information/artisans


9/24/16

The second part of the Haus of Gloi update is live tomorrow (the 25th)- is there anything you're interested in?

I'm going to the NY Renaissance Faire tomorrow- anything you'd like me to look for?

Do you celebrate Mabon? Would you like "witchy" or pagan decorations and objects? For example, pentacle wall hangings, mabon poppets, corn dollies, ritual candles, etc?

Anyone hankering for Craftsy (http://www.craftsy.com) classes? Through tomorrow all classes are $20 or under.

Would you be interested in any of the following: jigsaw puzzles; puzzle books (like word searches or crossword puzzles or suduko); coloring books; card games; board games? Feel free to elaborate on preferences for any of the above!


9/23/16

Would you be interested in Kings Game by Lisa Millraney?

Would you like any brown paper bags of "seconds" from Seattle Chocolates?

Elements & Artifacts has a fall/halloween collection up? Anything catch your eye?

And speaking of shops from BPAL folks, any favorites in the stores on the SW Stalking and Services Spreadsheet
9/22/16

Would you like some hair falls? I can make a single (ponytail) or double (for pigtails). Short, long, types of yarns, ribbons? Extra things (buttons, beads, wire wraps? Colors/color combinations? Stuff to avoid?


9/21/16

Do you have an Etsy wish list, and if so, what's your user name there?

Tokyo Milk? Yea or Nay?

would you like notebooks or journals? Utilitarian or fancy? Lined or blank? Tell me of your stationery lustings.

If you are ok with knitted things, what colors do you like?
If striping, what two (or more) colors together?
If you want yarn, what colors do you want?
--- A color palette would be lovely if you use Pinterest. Or just want to post palette photos in your blog.

Are you interested in fabric? Again, what colors, what themes, etc.

What are your tea and/or coffee preferences? Loose leaf / whole bean or bagged / ground? Do you have a favorite type? Flavor? Retailer?

If you could receive one handmade item - everything from knitted or crocheted gloves and scarves to sewn bags to fanart or original art, what would you prefer?

What are your favorite fandoms, if any?

Skincare- do you use a particular routine? What products would you absolutely not use?

Bath/shower products?

BPTP products? Pre-owned okay?

Essential oils and aromatherapy oils- yay, or nay?

Favorite animal?

Twilight Alchemy Lab oils?

9/20/16

Authors - Jennifer Estep, Faith Hunter. Heard of them? Love them, hate them, or eh?

Knitted things. Specifically scarves/cowls and shawls.....grabby hands or not? Favorite colors? Are you allergic or sensitive to any textiles, ie wools, cashmere, nylon, metallic threads, mohair, alpaca? Knitted washcloths? For the kitchen or for the bath? And again, colors??

Candles or wax melts/wax tarts?



9/19/16

Speaking of snarky, who's a fan of The Mincing Mockingbird?

Do you decorate for Halloween all year? If not, what level of decor do you have for Halloween?

Indoor/outdoor Halloween decorations? What do you do, and what would you prefer to receive?

What's your preferred Halloween decor style: classic/traditional (skulls, pumpkins, bats), kitchsy/cute, retro, elegant/Victorian, horror/macabre?

What's your candy preference?

Does anyone like fleece character hats? Like these? http://wonderlandonline.storenvy.com/collections/354444-anime-video-games/products/13089516-pusheen-like-fleece-hat What kinda characters would you like to see?


9/18/16

Who here is a Raging All THINGS HARRY POTTER fan?

Do you like things with Pumpkin (or Pumpkin Spice?)


9/17/16

Is there anything you would like to get from Japan?

Would you object to re-using of clean mailing materials?

9/16/16

Is there anything you'd particularly like to get from the UK?

Socks/sockdreams/etc:

Anyone a nail polish fan? What colored interest you?


9/15/16

How do you feel about knitted stuff?
Fancy? Plain?

What types of things do you like to wear?

I'm into beer. How 'bout you?
Styles?
And booze?

How do you feel about caramel?
Salt or no?
With chocolate or without?

Would you be interested in home made food items?
- garlic dill pickles
- blackberry jam
- dried honey crisp apples
- applesauce (with or without red hots)
- elderberry syrup (with honey and apple cider vinegar - great for immune boosting)
- honey from our bees
- rose petal liquor (made with our own rose petals and everclear but diluted down a bit so it doesn't knock you over)
- baked goods of your choice, what do you like or dislike?

Would you be interested in project bags/pouches? I usually make flat bottom round pouches with a pocket inside and a drawstring. Possibility of embroidery if we still have the huge commercial machine.

And to go along with the previous knitting question...
Are you allergic to any fiber or do you know what kind of yarn you prefer? (merino, merino cashmere, merino cashmere silk, 100% silk, 100% cashmere, merino nylon, BFL, BFL silk, etc. Or do you like acrylic?)

Would you want a quilted pot holder?

Do you have any prefered flavour of shortbread?

9/14/16:

What are you interested in from the recent BPAL and BPTP updates? (Lilith, Lunacy, etc.)

Would you like hibiscus seeds?

Off-color needlepoint?

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Switch Witch Fall 2015 Question Master List

9/17/15

Pumpkin?

Booze?

Want anything from Yellowstone? Be it postcards, key chains, shot glasses, pint glasses, or huckleberry what have you?

9/18/15

I know there is a question about "decorating style", but if you're comfortable, could you should us some photos of your spaces? For those of us who like to art and craft, it can be nice to have a visual sense of decorating style!

9/19/15

For those of you who don't drink alcohol, can you specify if you live with any drinkers or ever have alcohol on hand for guests, vs. abstaining and preferring not to have it around at all?

Are you a fan of the TV show Penny Dreadful?

What are your coffee and tea preferences? Do you prefer one, the other, both, or neither (and if it's neither, what about things like hot cider and cocoa)? Loose leaf or bags, whole bean or ground? Is caffeine OK? Any gadgetry you're in need of? Any brands or flavors that you particularly love, loathe, or want to try?

What's your sense of humor like? Do you enjoy puns? Play on words? Dirty humor? Dry humor? Who are some of your favorite comedians?

Do you like board games? If so, which ones? Traditional or more unique? (like Settlers of Catan, Small World, Red Dragon Inn, etc)

Is there anything that you specifically do NOT want to receive?

Plain or fun socks?

Name one (or as many as you would like) thing you would like to learn more about?

What one thing you would like to do more of?

What are some things that fascinate you? Or, What would you like to know more about?

9/20/15

Would you like any cookie butter (just to be clear, store-bought, not home-made, and does contain wheat since it's, y'know, cookie butter)?

Is there any particular piece (or pieces) of art (painting, photograph, etc) that speaks to you in some way?

What kinds of things would you like from the Lilith BPAL or BPTP update (or are you joining a decant circle?)

Do you want to received knit or crocheted items? If so, could you describe or even link to a couple of items similar to what you would like to receive?

What thing do you want to do (or get) but you keep putting off for one reason or another?

9/21/15

Would you like anything from Lush?

Do you prefer hand-made or store-bought?

SPICY! Scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being "oh, that's a bit too much black pepper for me" and 10 being "ghost pepper? scorpion pepper? I laugh at these! I love as much heat as you can throw my way!" Where are you?

What is your BPAL "Holy Grail"?

Analog or Digital? Or Both?

What scents from other perfume companies are you really wanting to have in your collection and or are just really wanting to test? Companies like NAVA, Arcana, Solstice Scents, Possets, Haus of Gloi etc.....?

9/22/15

Do you have an affinity for any specific animals?

Kitchen Needs or Wants?

Makeup! Do you like it, would you want some? If so what brands do you like to wear?

Chocolate fiends ahoy! What kind of chocolate do you like? Do you like any other things in it or just plain good ole chocolate?

Would you be opposed to receiving a ton of Halloween themed items?

9/23/15

Would you be interested in any special little thing I might be able to pick up from the Great Lakes Bat Festival this Saturday? Both Janell Cannon (author of Stellaluna and other kids' books) and Fiona Reid (illustrator for lots of animal field guides) will be there, so would you possibly be interested in something like an autographed copy of Stellaluna or one of Cannon's or Reid's other books? Or something from the Organization for Bat Conservation, like a shirt or other swag?

What items from the Weenie update interest you, should you have to option of getting anything as a gift from your Witch??? Would you be ok with decants, or bottles?

What's your favorite scary movie? Or movies, either way. If you don't like horror, what are your favorite movies to watch this time of year?

9/24/15

Blu-ray or DVD?

Game systems - console or computer? Mac/PC? Which console?

Are you dressing up for Halloween and if so do you need any accessories for if?

Talk to me about bags, what kinds do you like? Sizes and styles?

What are your favorite fandoms and do you want to receive anything related to such?

What are you planning to order from the Weenies update?

The Last Huzzah of the NY Renaissance Faire happens this weekend and I'm going! Is there anything you might want? (Besides a turkey leg, which won't ship well!)

Do you like comics or graphic novels? Any issues or collections you want to read?

Do you like fanfic? Would you like a story written for you as part of your gift? What characters/fandoms/pairings etc do you like?

Where do you have wishlists at? If you could please link to them or to a post that links to them. (Amazon, Etsy, Think Geek, Pinterest, Sephora, Lush, BPAL/BPTP, Soap Box Company, everywhere and anywhere!)

9/25/15

Let's say you have indicated interest in receiving a hand knitted item. What colors, exactly, do you like? If you could provide color swatches here or to pinterest (or something visual), that would help out a lot.

Would you rather receive a bunch of little packages through the round, a couple of medium packages, or one big package at the end?

For those of us with out-of-country Witchees, would you be happy with receiving a few packages from local to you merchants (say, through Etsy or equivalent)?

Would Witchees like something from IKEA? (Or any other not always accessible by everyone store?)

If/when you go to the mall, for which store(s) do you beeline?

Do you receive any subscription boxes (julep, lootcrate, ipsy, birchbox, etc.)?

Do you like tarts/candles/incense? If so, what type of scents?

Is there anything you wish you could have picked up from the Dragon*Con exclusives?

Is there a GC you've been dying to try but haven't got around to yet?

The questionnaire asked about gold & silver jewelry, but how do you feel about copper jewelry? Do you like colorful jewelry, or do you prefer to keep it neutral?

We asked about decorating style, but are you interested in receiving decorations for your home? Are you interested in things that go on the wall or things that go on shelves?

Office supplies hound? Pens, pencils, journals, any preference, or favorites?

Talk to me about socks! Is there anything, dear, dear Witchee, that I can get for you from Sock Dreams? Anything from another place?

I live near a huuuuge candy store. What kind of candy do you like? Gummies? Caramel? Chocolate? Sour? Sugar-free?

9/26/15

How do you feel about animal products? Not so much animal toys or food, but more like furs, paws, bones, etc.

Are you interested in receiving any restaurant.com gift certificates for your area?

9/27/15

How do you feel about "toys" - stuffed animals and the like?

9/28/15

Did you see the eclipse last night? How do you feel about astrological events, like eclipses? Any interest in the Blood Moon Eclipse scent from BPAL?

Witchee's, how tall are you? And perhaps, what's your arm span (from wrist to wrist)?

How do you feel about the 4 elements? Or are you more of an Asian 5 elements person? Do you feel strongly about any of the elements, like a connection or a preference?

How do you feel about bento boxes? Is it something you would use if you were to get one?

Scarves, shawls or cowls? Mittens, gloves, fingerless mitts or wristlets?

how do you feel about online classes? Like, say, craftsy or creativebug? Or even lynda.com?

9/29/15

What do we want from Paintbox Soapworks?

If I were to make you some art, would you prefer a frame that hangs or one that sits? And what color/style would you prefer?

How do you feel about gourmet marshmallows?

Are you a slatherer or a dabber?

Talk to me, dear witchies, about tea. I know we've covered this a little, but I really need the nitty gritty here- not just companies you like and don't like (Teavana? Adagio? David's? Some tiny place?) but I also want to know the other stuff: top 3 flavors, loose or bagged, the kinds of tea accessories you use- or have always wanted. Be specific. Provide links if necessary.

Villainess is putting out brand new stuff for the first time in a while (as opposed to bringing back former lines). Sooo.... who wants it?

LOST TRACK OF DATES. I SUCK.

10/2-10/3

How does everyone feel about duct tape crafts? Any favorite patterns?

Are there any flowers you especially like?

Would you be interested in any cozies or cases (yarn o fabric, not hard cases) for tech stuff (phone, laptop' etc) or for cups/mugs/bottles or anything else similar.

Would you like Halloween or Day of the Dead themed ornaments or a "bunting"?

Are there witchees who would like book related gifts like a booklight, bookmark, bookseat or something for your reading gadget,like a cover or a light for example.

I make handmade journals, mini albums and similar items. Would my witchee be interested in something like that?

What songs/music/artists/CD's do you like to listen to around Halloween?

Are you interested in leg warmers at all?

Is your Halloween style scary, cutesy, folksy, grotesque . . .?

10/5/15

I bought the Portal board game last week & it came with a Portal 2 steam free download code. I already have the game on another console & it's one of my favorite series of all time. Soooo, would you want it?

10/6/15

Have you read The Martian? Or do you plan on watching the movie?

NaNoWriMo - Pertaining to that, how does everyone feel about such things? Will anyone be participating? How about NaNo swag, is there any you want?

Honey or beeswax products? Discuss.

How do you feel about bumper stickers and car magnets? What do you like--cute, pretty, snarky, geeky/fandomy?

Do you have any phobia's that your Witch should be aware of?

Trading Post Weenies are live! Anything calling to you?

10/7/15

Speaking of nail things, it that time of year and I am doing my jamberry order, Would you want some Lovely Jamberry's for your nails?

10/8/15

Do you like or want to try Marmite?

Some folks have already said they do not want used nail polish. If you haven't already chimed in about that... would you be interested in a bottle of BPTP claw polish (in this case, either Event Horizon or Baku) that has been used for one manicure?

10/9/15

Are there any DISCONTINUED (not LE) BPAL oils that you wish you had, or had a little more of?

Is there anything fairly basic that you're always running out of and need to buy more of?

Anything interest you from the recent Blooddrop update?

10/10/15

How to you feel about foreign spices/flavorings?

10/12/15

Dearest Witchee, can I get you anything from Shiro Cosmetics? I'm going to place an order soon and perhaps you are interested in some of their goodies? https://shirocosmetics.com (https://shirocosmetics.com)

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Switch Witch Fall 2015 Q&A

Pumpkin?
Please don't buy me all of the pumpkin spice things like twinkies/kisses/m&m's, etc. I won't drink PSL's from SBUX because the ingredient list is a horror show. I *do* like the Pumpkin Pie Almonds from World Market, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin soups, etc. (Panera has a really tasty seasonal soup plus they scored an A on having good ingredients and no antibiotics in their meat, etc., I might be eating there more often if I can afford it. They use real pumpkin in their PSL too, I might have to try one.) I love Teavana's Pumpkin Spice Brulee tea but I'm totally set on that.

I normally don't like pumpkins for decorating in the house either since I loathe orange but Violetchaos had a cute white pumpkin with a black face drawn on it that I kept wanting to steal and I have seen decorative pumpkins at Target and Joanns that aren't horrible (black and white or black and purple.) But really I have no place to set stuff like that right now. We do carve actual pumpkins every year if we can. The other half is supposed to be gone until November this year so I might be doing any corn mazes and pumpkin carving by myself.

Booze:
I'm all about the vodka, rum, baileys, flavored liquors, tawny port, and mead mead mead mead mead mead mead. and ice wine. Buttery Nipples are one of my favorite drinks. And Lemon Drops. I've made my own amaretto and kahlua and such. I should try infusing some vodka - rose and lavender would be interesting to me. Oh, I do like hard cider. I usually get the Ace's Hard Pumpkin Cider from World Market. The Angry Orchard crisp and cinnful (sinnful?) apple cider is ok too but not my favorite. I like the sweet meads and ciders (should be obvious since I am also an ice wine/port fan) and not dry ones. Kthx. (There is a cider place by my parents called Twilight Cider Works that I have a few bottles from. The last one is a peach. Nom nom! And I live not too far from sky river meadery but I find most of their things to be so-so. There are some more meaderies that have opened up that are farther north than I feel like going by myself but maybe when I have money and my mom is visiting since most of my friends either have kids or seem unable to do anything without their other half.)

Want anything from Yellowstone? Be it postcards, key chains, shot glasses, pint glasses, or huckleberry what have you?
I'm not really a trinket person. Washington is overloaded with Huckleberry stuff too (especially the Spokane area where my parents live) so I'm probably good on that. A postcard?

I know there is a question about "decorating style", but if you're comfortable, could you should us some photos of your spaces? For those of us who like to art and craft, it can be nice to have a visual sense of decorating style!
I am not comfortable showing photos of my spaces. I sold my beautiful house and my other half sold his as well and we moved in to the mother-in-law apartment of his dad's house after his mom passed. This place hasn't been updated since the 60's as far as I can tell. The carpet is orange, beige, yellow squares in the basement (my space) with wood paneling on the walls and the upstairs has orange carpet. BoyFlame's father has since passed away so we have started updating the house but it is going VERY slowly as my other half is out of town most of the year for business. We've pretty much gotten as far as painting all of the walls with killz (except the wood paneled areas) and painting the kitchen, upstairs bedrooms, and downstairs bedroom. But the downstairs bathroom and floors need a lot of work!! It's humiliating for me to have people visit because I am so ashamed of the floors. If I had my way, I would have grey or purple leaning white walls and a dark grey purple or grey carpet. I have black furniture (table, couches) and a grey granite and black computer desk. I do have some antiques that are a medium brown wood color that I do not especially like. But I'm not going to change them because antiques. I have a nice grey/black marble top bistro table with a black iron base and matching chairs. I have grey "black out" curtains with light purple gauzy curtains under them. Royal purple velvet duvet cover and another purple silk one. A few Nightmare Before Christmas comforters and sheet sheets. (yes, I'm 12.) Tons of gargoyles, which are all a nice stone grey color. So basically you're looking at minimal white, grey, black, and some purple. I like blues and dark reds too but am not drawn to them as much. Our bedroom, however, has blue and silver walls because blue is supposed to help you sleep better. (Purple is bad for bedrooms because it causes too much brain activity or something, say the "experts." So much for my purple sheets and duvet covers!) My kitchen is painted a dark wine color and I have a skeleton/skull theme (skeleton bone apron, skull and NMBC cookie jars, bone shaped silverware, skull wine toppers, skeleton hand salad tongs, etc.) I have a bunch of stuff from World Market on my pinterest that is inexpensive and would go well with my kitchen. I always try to go to Target at Halloween to buy some of the pyrex round bowls w/lids that have bats on them. BATS!

Here is some of my artwork that I have yet to put on the walls but will soon. You probably can't tell from the small photo, but the one with the crow has a cthulhu-esque creature in the mists behind the crow. The purple alien one has a lot of eyeballs and tentacles (on the frame too! This is the original oil painting by this artist; she sells prints of this painting on her etsy site.) I got it because of the tentacles and purple/blue. The horse is very steampunk. I grew up with horses (showing and gaming) and am a horse freak. The purple and blue tribal dragon was given to my son for his birthday although I originally bought it for me. (MY COLORS!) The wavy color line ones are also original paintings that were done by my friend Wendi Dunlap.


For those of you who don't drink alcohol, can you specify if you live with any drinkers or ever have alcohol on hand for guests, vs. abstaining and preferring not to have it around at all?
I drink alcohol.

Are you a fan of the TV show Penny Dreadful?
Meh. I've watched a few episodes but couldn't get into it.

What are your coffee and tea preferences? Do you prefer one, the other, both, or neither (and if it's neither, what about things like hot cider and cocoa)? Loose leaf or bags, whole bean or ground? Is caffeine OK? Any gadgetry you're in need of? Any brands or flavors that you particularly love, loathe, or want to try?
I used to work for a coffee/tea company (for 8 years!!) but now I am unemployed due to my health, weep. I drink both - I start with coffee in the morning and switch to tea in the afternoon and evening.

I make coffee in a variety of ways - I have a burr grinder, so I like whole bean. I use the toddy system to make cold brew, sometimes french press if I'm feeling awake (HA HA this rarely happens), and if I'm really lazy I use my verismo. If I'm SUPER lazy I just buy the cold brew at the grocery store and pour it into my cup... (that is what I'm having right now - some chocolate Stumptown.) I'm not picky about roasts if it's something that tastes good. Some coffees are better for cold brew, others for french press. Please NO DECAF.

I do like cider and cocoa but I'm super picky on ingredients. I prefer drinking chocolate but I rarely make it because the process is so lengthy and time consuming.

Prefer loose leaf but I'll do tea bags if something isn't available loose leaf. (Loose leaf tea is generally a higher quality.) I really prefer organic but I'll take Whittard, Mariage Frères, Dammann Frères, etc. There are tons on my Amazon edibles wishlist and on Pinterest. Would love to try more Davids tea. Please do not send me Adagio, I have tried multiple times and it just seems bland and boring to me. I prefer black and flavored black. Sometimes flavored green or jasmine. I have an insane love for licorice mint tissanes, like Aveda's comforting tea or Yogi's egyptian licorice mint.

What's your sense of humor like? Do you enjoy puns? Play on words? Dirty humor? Dry humor? Who are some of your favorite comedians?
I read Christopher Moore. I enjoy puns but I'm not super punny myself. I have the mind of a dirty 12 year old. I'm so dry that most people don't either get my jokes or realize I'm joking. (I don't watch comedians though, so no idea.)

Do you like board games? If so, which ones? Traditional or more unique? (like Settlers of Catan, Small World, Red Dragon Inn, etc)
I'm slowly collecting CAH (I join the Holiday Bullshit every year) and it might be fun to have exploding kittens, but the problem is that you need people to play games with and I'm really isolated being both aspergers and having chronic pain and respiratory issues. I don't go places very often and people are too busy to come over here (plus I hate having company - see the paragraph about my house being gross.) So... yeah. I'd really love to go on the JoJoCruise and play games. And I need to learn Magic again. Maybe I could get a job at Wizards of the Coast since they're like 15 minutes away. I do always lust after things like Nightmare Before Christmas monopoly editions and such but they would never get used. It's not like I'm going to have more kids ever (my son is 25 and doesn't live here! I gave him all of my RPG stuff. Cyberpunk, Shadowrun, Paranoia, AD&D, Vampire the Masquerade, etc. books. And an edition of Talisman because I like torturing people.)

Is there anything that you specifically do NOT want to receive?
- Bars of soap or solid soap of any sort (I only use solid soap to wash my hands in ONE bathroom and we use liquid soap everywhere else. I use shower gels or scrubs in the shower. Plus I make soap - so I have boxes and boxes of unused soap that I just can't use fast enough. And people are always always giving me soap bars so I have a couple boxes of Lush, Villainess, Paintbox Soapworks, and other soap too. Sigh. The exception would be cold or hot process soap that you made yourself, like Yewberry's soap. But please no melt & pour or other bar soap.
- Scarves. I'm a knitter and people are always giving me scarves! No! Stop! I have 5,000! I seriously don't have room for them all and have started donating them.
- Hats. I don't wear any kind of hat except a news boy type cap.
- Halloween decor like ghosts, witches, orange pumpkins, spiders, black cats. (Bats, skulls, ravens, gargoyles, skeletons, etc. are good - I never put them away.)
- Baked goods with walnuts. I hate walnuts. Sorry!!! I really just don't like nuts in baked things as a rule - it's a texture thing.
- Key Chains
- Lanyards
- Coffee mugs (unless it's on a wishlist. I have so many coffee mugs that I have to double stack them. I have more packed away out in the shed.)
- makeup or nail polish
- I feel picky now but I don't want people to waste postage, time, and effort on things I'll probably donate or give away. HOWEVER, if something that I said I didn't want is on a wishlist, be sure I would like to receive it. What? I'm inconsistent.

Plain or fun socks?
As long as they're black or black & (color) striping, they should be ok. I prefer thicker over thinner. Would love hand knitted socks. My measurements are linked in my Ravelry profile.

Name one (or as many as you would like) thing you would like to learn more about?
I'd like to go back to school but I don't have any money, so I need to learn more about applying for grants. (There is no way I'll do a loan that I have to pay back for the rest of my life.) But that isn't really a fun switch witch sort of thing. I'd like to do more needle felting, cross stitch (except I'm going blind), etc. I need to learn how to make stitch markers. And expand my soap making repertoire.

What one thing you would like to do more of?
exercise. horse back riding. cooking. (obviously I can't count.)

What are some things that fascinate you? Or, What would you like to know more about?
I'm fascinated by ... um... video games? I love to go to renn faires except they are usually too hot, too crowded, and getting too commercial so as I get older and fatter the appeal lessens more and more.

Would you like any cookie butter (just to be clear, store-bought, not home-made, and does contain wheat since it's, y'know, cookie butter)?
hells no. Nasty. *shudder*

Is there any particular piece (or pieces) of art (painting, photograph, etc) that speaks to you in some way?
Most art that I'm interested in is linked in the "art" area of my etsy favorites or on pinterest (or both.) Too many things speak to me. (I'm a weeper and I cry at the drop of a hat over sad, happy, anything.)

What kinds of things would you like from the Lilith BPAL or BPTP update (or are you joining a decant circle?)
From BPTP I am interested in hearing reviews of En Garde (I don't like rum scents, so it depends on how overpowering the rum is.) Looks like I'm doing a decant circle that will include most of the Liliths other than the BPTP ones, so I'm probably set.

Do you want to received knit or crocheted items? If so, could you describe or even link to a couple of items similar to what you would like to receive?
I'm not a fan of crocheted items unless they are amigurumi or an afghan. I do like knitted items but as I said earlier, no hats or scarves please. You can see the items I love in my Ravelry Favorites. Unfortunately there are quite a few there for inspiration, not that I want people to make for me. I'll try to go through and make some bundles of "things you can make for me" - I do have a bunch already tagged Vamp Swap for a vampire swap I'm in. I also have yarn in there that I would like to get my hands on...

What thing do you want to do (or get) but you keep putting off for one reason or another?
Go back to school, exercise, knit more, cook, go through all of my BPAL and cull the herd, etc. I've been avoiding the world and playing video games.

Would you like anything from Lush?
I always like things from Lush (except bars of soap, ha ha!) Unfortunately most of the stuff I want is expensive. I could use more Greased Lightning, I like the green solid sugar scrub. I rarely hardly ever take baths so would prefer no bath bombs or bubble bars. No massage bars either please. Or their lip balm or scrub. (I'm such a curmudgeon!) Love the dusting power and would like to try the vanilla one but also love the Silky Underwear. I have Lush stuff on my Amazon bath and beauty wish list. Oooh the Lord of Misrule is something I've wanted to try! Added to Amazon list.

Do you prefer hand-made or store-bought?
It depends on the thing and on how good the person making it is... There are some things that are just better when purchased and other things that are totally better when hand-made.

SPICY! Scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being "oh, that's a bit too much black pepper for me" and 10 being "ghost pepper? scorpion pepper? I laugh at these! I love as much heat as you can throw my way!" Where are you?
I prefer things with a lot of flavor but not necessarily a lot of heat. Green tobasco sauce for example. Tangy and savory. I usually get my thai and indian food "mild" or "one star". I can probably do 50,000-100,000 on the scoville scale but I usually prefer more like 5,000-50,000.

What is your BPAL "Holy Grail"?
Well, to me "Holy Grail" means something unobtainable, so I'd have to say Formula 54 or Pumpkin King.

Analog or Digital? Or Both?
I usually buy cds and rip them if I want to add them to my ipod. Sometimes I'll buy single songs if there is a sale or something.

What scents from other perfume companies are you really wanting to have in your collection and or are just really wanting to test? Companies like NAVA, Arcana, Solstice Scents, Possets, Haus of Gloi etc.....?
All of this info is in my "SW Help" link in my signature. I do NOT like possets. I don't like most Haus of Gloi stuff because it seems like almost all of it contains either foody, fruit or floral and my favorite scents are resins, musks, spices. I like really good vanilla scents but nothing there has caught my eye. If it has, I have added it to my wish list. I have some Solstice Scents, NAVA, Mara Fox Love Potions, etc. and I really don't like most of them. I do like Arcana and I have a good amount of things on my wishlist. The number one Arcana I would like is Queen Crossbones. I love the Arcana hand cream too. I like Cocoa Pink's shampoo (especially the Princess Poo), their scrubs and their extremely huge list of vanilla type scents. And their marshmallow is glorious. I love Villainess but again I have a hard time finding something I REALLY like because of the fruit/floral aspect. I like decadence. I love the smacks and am out of my rose/vanilla layered one (2x rose, 2x vanilla bean.) I would LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE more Moonalisa items in Bohemian Velvet. I had the shower gel and it's gonnnnne. I need more!! (I still have potion lotion and I don't really like it, so please no potion lotion.) I find the Moonalisa lip balm to be too oily as well; I feel like it needs more beeswax and a heavier butter. I've had things from violette market and was meh about them.

Do you have an affinity for any specific animals?
I like most animals but I especially love bats, ravens, pit bulls, horses (especially friesians and andalusians/lusitanos) and ferrets. I've owned rats too and mine were super sweet but I don't love vermin rats or rats in general. Just pet rats. I've always wanted a pocket pig (a real one, please don't send me pig figurines or stuffed pigs because those are not my thing. I want a real actual pet pig. But not enough to encourage backyard breeding, pig mills, or fad breeding by purchasing one.) Also I would prefer not to be sent rubber bats, rats, or little feathered ravens because people have beat you to that about 500 times. ) One of my most precious possessions is a little amigurumi black and white pit bull that looks like Miss Lela, who passed away this year in July at 18 years old. I also love whales and dolphins. As for mythical creatures, I love equine ones of all sorts but especially the hippocampus.

Kitchen Needs or Wants?
Too many to list. I have a whole section on my amazon list devoted to this category. My kitchen has a skull/skeleton theme. I have bone shaped silverware, skull cookie jars and salt/pepper shakers, skeleton arm salad tongs, skull bottle stopper, skull bottle opener, skeleton apron, etc. And NMBC cookie jars, cannisters, mugs, and bowls. (I would love more NMBC bowls/plates.) I'm pretty set on coffee mugs (I have so many that I have two huge boxes packed up and stored and the rest are scattered between the upstairs and downstairs kitchen, stacked two high, and I still don't have room for them all, seriously, don't get me mugs.) Things I'd like off the top of my head are the skull themed measuring spoons and measuring cups from world market, I think those are pretty inexpensive. I also can not have too many pyrex bowls (with lids) that have bats on them. I try to buy some every halloween. Sorry, I know I answered this under decorating style too - I'm in so many swaps right now that I can't keep track of which questions I have answered in which swaps.

Makeup! Do you like it, would you want some? If so what brands do you like to wear?
I wear prescriptives brand foundation and powder. Stila eyeliner (it's the only one I've found that doesn't run or disappear, I have very oily skin.) I could use some new moisturizers but most of the ones I want are really expensive. I don't actually wear makeup that much; if I'm just going to the store I'll do my eyebrows and eyeliner. If I'm going somewhere fancy or a club, I'll do full face. Usually I don't even leave the house so I do nothing except moisturize.

Chocolate fiends ahoy! What kind of chocolate do you like? Do you like any other things in it or just plain good ole chocolate?
I like creamy dark and milk chocolate. I'm kind of a chocolate snob but I've found relatively inexpensive alternatives. I love the Vosges Naga bar (I think they've changed the name to indonesian curry and coconut or something much harder to say), Moonstruck salted caramel nut bars, most things from Fran's (especially the chocolate covered salted caramels), imported cadbury crunchies and curly whirly, Dolfin bars (flavors are on my Amazon edibles wishlist), some of the World Market brand sea salt bars (the curry and the coconut), trufflepig peanut butter truffle bars, etc. I don't like Chocolove. I'm not super crazy about Seattle's Chocolates but the San Juan Sea Salt bar is ok. I can eat the Trader Joes peanut butter & jelly bar. Rittersport with hazelnuts or almonds are ok in a pinch. Milka (if imported) is ok. Nothing from Hersheys/Nestle/etc. please. (I do stoop to eating peanut or almond M&M's occasionally. The horror!)

Would you be opposed to receiving a ton of Halloween themed items?
No, not really opposed. I buy lots of Halloween themed items and I don't ever take them down - skulls, gargoyles, tombstones, bats, ravens, purple lights, etc. As I mentioned earlier though, no black cats, spiders, ghosts, zombies, witches, orange pumpkins, etc. There are some cool dog and raven skeletons at World Market / Target, and a cute sugar skull type dog statue at Target that I am eyeing. (all inexpensive.)

Would you be interested in any special little thing I might be able to pick up from the Great Lakes Bat Festival this Saturday? Both Janell Cannon (author of Stellaluna and other kids' books) and Fiona Reid (illustrator for lots of animal field guides) will be there, so would you possibly be interested in something like an autographed copy of Stellaluna or one of Cannon's or Reid's other books? Or something from the Organization for Bat Conservation, like a shirt or other swag?
Yes to hoodie, stickers, bag. No to other apparel or swag.

What items from the Weenie update interest you, should you have to option of getting anything as a gift from your Witch??? Would you be ok with decants, or bottles?
OMG. DOOMED. EDIT: NEVER MIND, I AM DOING A DECANT CIRCLE. BUT I LEFT MY NOTES HERE SO YOU CAN SEE WHAT I LIKE/DON'T LIKE.

Heres what Im interested in. HA HA HA. Good thing these are available until after christmas? Maybe I can sell a kidney?

Samhain (of course)

Second Spring
Drifting leaves tinted in the bold reds of pomegranate and currant, the golds of amber and honey, russet myrrh, a touch of cypress-green, and crisp patchouli-brown.
(iffy on the fruits and depends on how heavy the leaves are, but amber, honey, myrrh, patchouli are all win.)

The Unquiet Grave
Frozen white roses, frankincense, white gardenia, white sandalwood, and vanilla orchid.
(iffy on the gardenia.)

Dead Leaves and Tobacco
Dead Leaves, Bourbon Vanilla, and Myrrh
Dead Leaves, Frankincense, and Copal
Dead Leaves, Honey, and Oudh
Dead Leaves, Red Musk, and Neroli
(I seriously just want to dump all of these dead leaves into the same bottle.)

Not all that crazy about apple but would like to sniff these:
Apple I
Apple with hay absolute, oats, honey, cream vanilla, and goats milk accord.

Apple III
Appalachian black apple with sweet tobacco and patchouli, orange blossom, vanilla champaca, lavender, and white honey.
(Freaking orange blossom will ruin it for me but hope springs eternal.)

Apple IV
Red apple with blackcurrant bud, black clove, and vanilla bourbon.
(I love all of these notes except apple, which I only like - not love.)

Candied Apple
Clown White
Polyester Spiderweb
(just to see what they smell like.)

A Phantasmagoria: Scene Conjuring Up an Armed Skeleton
Wig powder, amber-perfumed leather gloves, and rose petals with a sliver of oak bark and cauldron smoke.
(wig powder? everything else is a huge yes.)

A Witch Riding on a Dragon
Blackened tonka, patchouli, dragons blood resin, and scorched oak.
(depends on HOW scorched the oak is.)

Départ Pour Le Sabbat (Aufbruch Zum Hexensabbat)
Bourbon vanilla, sweet red patchouli, oudh, goats milk accord, and white honey.
(win!)

Liebeszauber
Honey, rose petals, and carnations a drop of blood red clover, cubeb berries, and vanilla cream.
(more win!)

The Magic Circle
Vanilla-infused frankincense and clary sage with 7-year aged patchouli, jasmine sambac, honey myrtle, and oudh.
(all win, except maybe the jasmine and myrtle.)

The Sorceress
An evocation incense of frankincense, styrax, lavender buds, mastic, and white sandalwood mingled with moonflower, violet absolute, tuberose, and dark musk.
(violet absolute, you would try to ruin it.)

The Witches
Pumpkin cream, honey, vanilla sugar, and smoked vanilla bean.
(depends on how overpowering the pumpkin is.)

The Witches Sabbath
Burgundy and champaca resin with immortelle, leather accord, wine-soaked red fruits, rose geranium petals, red patchouli, guttering candles, and smoke.
(yes!)

La Femme de Satan
Red musk and cacao with clove, caramelized tobacco, aged patchouli, red currant, black leather, and vanilla-infused amber.
(depends on how juicy red the currant is and how overpowering the cacao.)

La Ronde du Sabbat
Oman frankincense, black clove, and tobacco tar.
(yes!)

Pan Twardowski and the Devil
Brown leather, bay leaf, tobacco leaf, lavender, and oudh.
(yes!)

Portrait of an Unidentified Man as Mephistopheles
A debonair lavender fougere cloaked in smoky red musk, red mandarin, and oakmoss.
(yes!)

Satan Starting from the Touch of Ithuriels Spear
Golden amber, carnation, blackcurrant, aged black patchouli, red musk, and vetiver.
(hm, vetiver could kill it.)

Satan Summoning His Legions
White leather and cypress-tinged white musk with cardamom, smouldering incense, Ceylon cinnamon and white sandalwood.
(cypress might ruin it)

What's your favorite scary movie? Or movies, either way. If you don't like horror, what are your favorite movies to watch this time of year?
During the fall I usually try to watch Practical Magic, Sleepy Hollow, Nightmare Before Christmas, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Lost Boys, Sweeney Todd (who am I kidding, I watch that ALL YEAR LONG), Harry Potter movies (also all year long), Addams Family, Sean of the Dead, Corpse Bride, Coraline, Edward Scissorhands, The Crow.

I'd really like to watch the Phantom of the Opera with Gerard Butler. You know, I don't think I've ever seen Young Frankenstein. I've seen Beetlejuice once (michael keaton bothers me in that.) I should really expand my Halloween selection.

This fall I'm DVR'ing a lot of TV shows... Gotham, Doctor Who, Scream Queens, Agents of SHIELD, Minority Report, The Muppets, How to Get Away with Murder, Heroes Reborn, Ash vs The Evil Dead, Limitless, Grimm, Sleepy Hollow, American Horror Story: Hotel, The Walking Dead, The Flash, ... I'd watch The Vampire Diaries except that I missed the last season and I don't think I have enough space to DVR the whole thing and keep everything else. I still need to catch up on Gotham, The 100, and a few other shows that I gave up on. (Totally gave up on Once Upon a Time.) This is really weird for me because I don't normally watch TV at all and I prefer to marathon shows. Edit: NO MORE DVR, too expensive. so I guess I'll have to try to watch them real time or later on demand.

Blu-ray or DVD?
I don't have a blu-ray player or game system with blu-ray, so it's DVD.

Game systems - console or computer? Mac/PC? Which console?
I have a wii (but need to upgrade because it keeps freezing on netflix), an xbox 360 (rarely gets used but sometimes I use it for netflix when I can get a live subscription from some of my friends that work at Microsoft - except that it lives upstairs and I live downstairs.) Mostly PC (some of the games I play are only available on windows but I'm a UNIX girl at heart.) I prefer Skyrim and Diablo on the PC because the controls on the xbox are too wonky.

Are you dressing up for Halloween and if so do you need any accessories for if?
Don't know if I'll dress up but I'm thinking I need a Weeping Angel outfit. I have pinned how to do greyscale makeup but I'm lazy so if I did it, probably a mask. And maybe the greyscale on my hands and neck. I need wings and a grey dress/robe/thing/gown. Not that I would expect anyone to get them because I'd have to try on the dress and wings are a bit cumbersome to ship and probably expensive (or detailed in the making, or both.)

Talk to me about bags, what kinds do you like? Sizes and styles?
Don't use purses. My mom makes cool upsized bags from feed bags and sells them on etsy. She also makes felted ones. And project bags for knitting. I'm pretty set on bags. Not that I would be upset if I received more cool bags for grocery shopping (although I have like 50 of them, seriously, my other half keeps taking them out of my car because they take up the whole back seat - I have some really nice canvas-y type ones from Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Metro Market, QFC, etc. as well as the cheapo ones from trade shows with various logos.) I love drawstring project bags big enough for a decent size project and would never say no to ones with cool fabric (Princess Bride, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, etc.) I can always use decent sized backpacks or messenger bags too, I think I pinned some. I also have some bags on my Think Geek wishlist like the new black handbag of holding (I would use it for knitting supplies.)

What are your favorite fandoms and do you want to receive anything related to such?
Love Firefly, Buffy, NMBC, LOTR/Hobbit, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Grimm, Game of Thrones, Princess Bride, Zelda, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman (especially Delirium and Death, but the Endless in general - I named all of the machines on my network after them), etc. I love receiving useful things with such themes such as what I've already mentioned or things such as what I have on my pinterest, etsy and amazon wishlists. I do prefer things to be useful over merely decorative but other than that, I'm sure there are tons of things out that that I'm unaware of! It's funny, I don't wear a lot of jewelry but I do find myself wanting the "Godsend" symbol from Heroes, the "Key" from Grimm, etc. I would totally hang those in my car or wear them occasionally. I'm thinking I might just need more tattoos instead. BUT WOULD I REGRET IT LATER? I have a lot of fandom related knitting patterns and some knitting books.

Something I forgot to put in my initial answers on the application: I have been collecting charms for a "pandora" style bracelet. I have a tardis and a weeping angel. I would LOVE to receive charms related to my favorite fandoms!! And I need the bracelet part too, ha ha! (I can't seem to add JUST the bracelet to my Think Geek wishlist, which is where I got the charms.)

What are you planning to order from the Weenies update?
I'm running a circle so I will hopefully be able to smell everything before I decide what I'm ordering.

The Last Huzzah of the NY Renaissance Faire happens this weekend and I'm going! Is there anything you might want? (Besides a turkey leg, which won't ship well!)
Honey root beer and birch beer won't ship well either... (well, we have a vendor who does those at our local ren faires anyway. I always bring home a couple of bottles.) I forgot to get mead this year. I'm always up for mead!!!

Do you like comics or graphic novels? Any issues or collections you want to read?
Any that I'm interested in are on my Amazon wish list. I do prioritize things as well. Please don't get me anything that is marked LOW or LOWEST (unless you get a super good deal on it; those are there for my benefit so I can find them used someday maybe.) Off the top of my head, I would love the illustrated versions of Princess Bride and Stardust. And The Last Unicorn comics. I'm sure I have a ton of Sandman things on there too.

Do you like fanfic? Would you like a story written for you as part of your gift? What characters/fandoms/pairings etc do you like?
I'm not really into fanfic.

Would Witchees like something from IKEA? (Or any other not always accessible by everyone store?)
I have an Ikea locally but I'm always on the lookout for 9 drawer FIRA boxes. (they're discontinued, weep.) I also have a Trader Joes. The things not accessible that I'm probably most interested in are will call pick up for special will call only type stuff.

If/when you go to the mall, for which store(s) do you beeline?
I don't go to the mall unless I need something specific and then I beeline to that store... Usually only things like Torrid, Hot Topic, Sephora, Teavana, Lush, Nordstrom, Origins, B&BW, Yankee Candle.

Do you receive any subscription boxes (julep, lootcrate, ipsy, birchbox, etc.)?
No. I really kind of want the Bark Box for the dogs and the Loot Crate for me.

Do you like tarts/candles/incense? If so, what type of scents?
Yes to tarts and candles (but not tealights - I love votives, pillars, jars, etc. I think I mentioned that I could use some ritual candles as well but maybe that was another swap since I'm in three active ones right now), no to incense. Yes to wall plug ins (the refills from B&BW) and to oil burner oils.

Anything on my extensive favorite scents is good for candles/tarts - I just updated my wish list and profile so that they matched. I added dislikes to my wishlist.

For candles I don't mind fruity but I still tend to go for vanilla, spiced vanilla, buttercream, marshmallow, woody, smoky, resiny, spicy, foresty, rose, lavender, sandalwood-vanilla, sandalwood-coconut, witches brew (yankee candle) and I'd LOVE try the new halloween yankee candle scent. It was sold out online.

I do the wall plug ins from B&BW (Wall flowers?) but I only have one plug in. I could use another just plain one.

I love the electric tart burner that Tarty is selling on her site, Paintbox Soapworks.

Is there anything you wish you could have picked up from the Dragon*Con exclusives?
I joined Deek's decant circle and have not received any of my items yet, so I can't say which ones I'd want.

Is there a GC you've been dying to try but haven't got around to yet?
Well there aren't a whole lot I haven't received an imp of at one time or another, but I would like a bottle of Goblin (it's out of stock right now.) There are quite a few I'd like to have decants or imps of, those are on my wishlist (see signature.)

The questionnaire asked about gold & silver jewelry, but how do you feel about copper jewelry? Do you like colorful jewelry, or do you prefer to keep it neutral?
No copper or bronze or anything other than stainless steel or sterling silver. I've tried colored titanium jewelry and those made me break out and the color flaked off, so either they weren't really titanium (just painted) or I'm allergic to that too. I have a lot of jewelry type things on my etsy jewelry category so you can get an idea of what I like but honestly I almost never wear jewelry. I really need some new stud earrings but they really need long posts because my stupid lobes are so thick.

We asked about decorating style, but are you interested in receiving decorations for your home? Are you interested in things that go on the wall or things that go on shelves?
I love gargoyles/grotesques (that hang on walls) and wall sconces but I don't need any knick knacks. Super cool magnets would be ok. Huge throw pillows (I use them as lap desks), lap blankets. I do have a huge selection of things for the Home on my Amazon wishlist (one of the ones on the side called Furniture and Home. There are a ton of halloween decor type things on there that I would like of like that are knick knacks. ha!)

Office supplies hound? Pens, pencils, journals, any preference, or favorites?
I can't write very well so I prefer not to receive any type of journal or writing implements please.

Talk to me about socks! Is there anything, dear, dear Witchee, that I can get for you from Sock Dreams? Anything from another place?
meh. I think I talked about this in the previous question about fun or plain socks. I have huge feet, muscular calves, and fat thighs so I feel like a lot of stuff never fits. I'll go look at Sock Dreams and if there is anything that catches my eye I'll use the universal amazon wishlist deal and they will be saved to my "wearables" list. I wouldn't mind receiving hand knitted socks - my measurements are all linked to my ravelry profile.

I live near a huuuuge candy store. What kind of candy do you like? Gummies? Caramel? Chocolate? Sour? Sugar-free?
Most of the candy type things I'm interested in are either pinned to my Pinterest (Eat Me board) or on my Amazon wishlist (Edibles section.) edit: and on my etsy food favorites.

How do you feel about animal products? Not so much animal toys or food, but more like furs, paws, bones, etc.
I kind of have mixed feelings about this as we have raised animals for food and we try to use all of the parts if possible (rabbits, chickens, turkeys, steers, goats.) I own fur (inherited), leather jackets, belts, shoes, etc. I have a huge bag of buckskin that is from my grandfather. It's super buttery soft and I need to figure out what to make with it. It's mostly scraps but maybe enough for shoes/gloves/hat (although not really what I'd want to make.)

How do you feel about "toys" - stuffed animals and the like?
I like amigurumi (crocheted toys) or small knitted toys but in reality I don't have much room for anything like that and it's possible that they would be eviscerated if my dogs got a hold of them while I was not looking.

Did you see the eclipse last night? How do you feel about astrological events, like eclipses? Any interest in the Blood Moon Eclipse scent from BPAL?
I saw bits of it but didn't sit outside and watch the whole thing. I kept checking on it though. Shared some photos from my family and friends on facebook. My other half, R, goes back to California tomorrow after being home for a week and my brother's birthday is going to happen while R is out of town (R will be gone until November) so we took brother out for birthday dinner.

Love astrological events and how it's easier to keep track of them through BPAL...

Someone might have already ordered the Blood Moon scent since she had some PayPal balance from selling other BPAL. Thinkingshe might order the lunacy too after seeing reviews on how awesome it was.

Witchee's, how tall are you? And perhaps, what's your arm span (from wrist to wrist)?
Um, I'm about 5'6" and arm span is approximately 57" if I'm measuring it myself like I would for a shawl. (I like my shawls and wraps much longer than that if this pertains at all.)

How do you feel about the 4 elements? Or are you more of an Asian 5 elements person? Do you feel strongly about any of the elements, like a connection or a preference?
Um, I'm not really into the elements per se? My zodiac sign, Virgo, is earth. I'm a Metal Dog on the lunar zodiac calendar (Autumn and night time are definitely mine, I match up pretty well there. People describe me as "hypervigilant". But I also meet a lot of the virgo things.) I've never felt super close to earth, more to water. And the animals I like best were supposed created by Poseidon (horses! hippocampus!)

How do you feel about bento boxes? Is it something you would use if you were to get one?
No thank you!

Scarves, shawls or cowls? Mittens, gloves, fingerless mitts or wristlets?
No scarves or cowls please. I don't like triangular shaped shawls - I like long skinny crescent or boomerang shawlettes, circular shawls or wraps/stoles. No mittens or gloves. I wear fingerless mitts. I have all kinds of things in a "make for me" bundle under my ravelry favorites.

how do you feel about online classes? Like, say, craftsy or creativebug? Or even lynda.com?
I don't really like online classes, sorry! Too much back and tail bone pain!

What do we want from Paintbox Soapworks? (or their etsy site.)
Pretty much the only thing I would want are the sorbettos and/or tarts -- unless she gets more of the heavy goat milk body cream in a jar in lavender honey. (No slip, that doesn't work for my skin.) Oh, and the tart warmer. I will say that I have am NOT short on scrubs - I have about 10+ in my closet to still use, and a have a few boxes of tarts, so these are super NOT a priority.

Would like to try scents of tarts/sorbettos in:
- Afternoons + Eiderdowns
- Candyfloss
- The Englishman
- Halcyon
- Libby and Lavender
- Smoky Jack
- Whiskers

If I were to make you some art, would you prefer a frame that hangs or one that sits? And what color/style would you prefer?
I don't have any room for anything that sits so hang it is! I like black or silver frames. Not sure about style, usually boring. *wink*

How do you feel about gourmet marshmallows?
Meh. I'm not a huge fan of marshmallows except for the scent in Cocoa Pink stuff. *wink* I don't mind them on drinking chocolate or in smores but I prefer the vegan style. Although "fudge" made with the marshmallow creme is pretty good.

Are you a slatherer or a dabber?
depends on the scent. I would say more in between.

Talk to me, dear witchies, about tea. I know we've covered this a little, but I really need the nitty gritty here- not just companies you like and don't like (Teavana? Adagio? David's? Some tiny place?) but I also want to know the other stuff: top 3 flavors, loose or bagged, the kinds of tea accessories you use- or have always wanted. Be specific. Provide links if necessary.
I have already said that I prefer loose leaf tea as that is generally higher quality. I listed companies I like/don't like.

Prefer stainless steel, glass or ceramic over plastic accessories. I'm trying to do away with any plastic things I have that are food making or storage related. I don't like "tea ball" infusers, I prefer this kind. I also have an ingenuitea (but ugh plastic) and a glass pot with a plastic infuser (which I never use the infuser part of, because plastic.) The glass pot is great for "blooming" tea though. I have a Tardis (chrome colored) teapot and metal infuser but they are brand new, purchased during a huge sale, and I might gift them to someone else in a swap at some point. Never opened, sitting in my storage area. I would love a cast iron pot but I worry about the quality of the ones from World Market since they have a big warning that you are not supposed to actually use them on a burner or get them hot (maybe the paint quality is really bad?)

The top three blends I would like to try are all on my Amazon edibles wishlist - Whittards 1886 blend (and a few other Whittard blends, all available from Annies Tea Time in California), Butterscotch from Mariage Freres, and anything on my list from Damman Freres (unfortunately I don't know where you can get Mariage or Damman in the US anymore. The Tea Cup here in Seattle used to carry them before going out of business.)

Villainess is putting out brand new stuff for the first time in a while (as opposed to bringing back former lines). Sooo.... who wants it?
Way ahead of you. I already added to my Pinterest.

How does everyone feel about duct tape crafts? Any favorite patterns?
No thank you!

Are there any flowers you especially like?
Mostly extremely fragrant flowers. Roses (especially blue and black ones. Grandiflora, floribunda, rugosa, whatever. Love Potion, Sterling Silver, Taboo, Purple Tiger, etc. The more fragrant the better. I had over 50 bushes before I moved.) Stargazer Lilies. Lavender (I used to have 11 varieties before I moved.) Chocolate cosmos is fun. Scented geraniums. Gardenias except it isn't humid enough here so mine never bloom. Jasmine of all sorts. I have mostly herbs and things for bees/butterflies in my little tiny container garden - Bee balm, salvia, many varieties of mint, sage, basil, oregano, lavender, thyme, lemon verbena, etc.

Would you be interested in any cozies or cases (yarn o fabric, not hard cases) for tech stuff (phone, laptop' etc) or for cups/mugs/bottles or anything else similar.
No thank you, I've already made all of the ones I need.

Would you like Halloween or Day of the Dead themed ornaments or a "bunting"?
No buntings or ornaments. I don't have room for knick knacks or hanging banners/bunting/ornaments. I do like day of the dead themed things as you can probably tell by my Pinterest (I KNOW, they're in my Halloween group, but it's named that because of NMBC! I know they're not Halloween stuffs! *hangs head*)

Are there witchees who would like book related gifts like a booklight, bookmark, bookseat or something for your reading gadget,like a cover or a light for example.
Please no bookmarks. I don't use them and I keep getting them gifted to me. I seriously have a box of bookmarks (metal, laminated, paper, with yarn, ribbons, beads, etc.) I mostly use my ipad for reading these days. So I don't need a light or anything. (I have a huge ott lamp right above my couch area that I use to knit so if I'm reading a hard copy book, I just use that.)

I make handmade journals, mini albums and similar items. Would my witchee be interested in something like that?
I think I already mentioned that I do not want any journals or paper items or recipe cards or notebooks or pens or pencils or ... sorry! can't write! sucks!

What songs/music/artists/CD's do you like to listen to around Halloween?
It doesn't really ever change for me. I'm lucky if I ever change the cd in my car since I don't carry my huge book with me. Sometimes I remember. Usually not. In which case it's radio or sometimes I'll plug my phone in. But I lost my itunes hdd and haven't bothered trying to recover it yet (I'm thinking maybe it was the computer that died - system board - and not the hdd but I'm just too unmotivated to look into it. I haven't even bothered hooked up my new printer that has been sitting here in a box for months. So, um, long story short, I haven't loaded any new music on my phone in ages either. And I'm too lazy to bring my ipod unless I'm going on a long trip although nowadays I'll just listen to an audio book on audible.

Are you interested in leg warmers at all?
No.
Is your Halloween style scary, cutesy, folksy, grotesque . . .?
Sugar skulls, skulls, skeletons, bats, gravestones, gargoyles/grotesques. But this is normal for all year, it isn't halloween specific... We carve pumpkins. I have an actual coffin out in the shed that sometimes we use for decor in the front yard but the past 5-6 years we haven't done anything. So I would say more Gothy. Definitely not folksy. I'm all black, silver, purple or red. None of this orange/brown autumn crap. *wink* But not really cutesy or scary. I mean, I like cutesy cthulhu stuff (pink! stuffed!) but other people might consider that sinister.

I bought the Portal board game last week & it came with a Portal 2 steam free download code. I already have the game on another console & it's one of my favorite series of all time. Soooo, would you want it?
I have not played Portal. Would it work as a steam download for my PC? I think the only steam game I currently play is Skyrim. But I would be interested in trying it!

Have you read The Martian? Or do you plan on watching the movie?
Other half is out of town so no movies for me in theatre. Maybe we will see if when he is back but most likely will wait until available on redbox and I have a free rental code. Not really my type of book to read either.

NaNo: Pertaining to that, how does everyone feel about such things? Will anyone be participating? How about NaNo swag, is there any you want?
No thanks, I loathe writing. I do like reading though!

Honey or beeswax products? Discuss.
As a beekeeper I love honey! But I am sincerely grossed out by overly processed and contaminated honey that is sold in grocery stores and will only get honey directly from beekeepers. (Honey is one of those things that the FDA doesn't regulate or test and there is a lot of it dumped on our market by other countries because the other country won't allow it to be sold there because of all the poison and chemicals in it! Seriously! Scary shit!) I don't currently have bees; I need to order a queen and drones. But I have the suit and hives and etc. My parents usually have bees on their property and receive honey and honeycomb in exchange. I love ethically sourced beeswax, again preferably directly from the beekeepers.

How do you feel about bumper stickers and car magnets? What do you like--cute, pretty, snarky, geeky/fandomy?
I have some on both my Amazon and my etsy lists. Would love some Firefly ones! I like fridge magnets too. I'm more snarky geeky fandomy.

Do you have any phobia's that your Witch should be aware of?
Not especially. acrylic yarn? walmart? lack of coffee?

Trading Post Weenies are live! Anything calling to you?
I love the skull mug and am lusting over the Goodbye perfume (with the spirit board) and wouldn't say no to the Yes perfume either. But so expensive. I'd kind of like to try the Dead Leaves, Patch, Warm Musk, Honey HG but I'm afraid of the dead leaves note. I'm thinking that October room spray would be nice once in a while, but maybe not nice enough to get a whole bottle of.

Speaking of nail things, it that time of year and I am doing my jamberry order, Would you want some Lovely Jamberry's for your nails?
I only paint my toenails, so no thank you. The only thing I would put on my fingernails would be strengthener, which I do need.

Do you like or want to try Marmite?
Isn't that a large squirrel??? (oh, no, wait, that's Marmot!) No thanks, I'm good. I think I can get marmite here at World Market if I so desire.

Some folks have already said they do not want used nail polish. If you haven't already chimed in about that... would you be interested in a bottle of BPTP claw polish (in this case, either Event Horizon or Baku) that has been used for one manicure?
I have already purchased all of the BPTP polishes I wanted, I think the same day they came out.

Are there any DISCONTINUED (not LE) BPAL oils that you wish you had, or had a little more of?
Bitch, Grr, and I never got to try Ugh. And of course Loviatar, Black Opal, Antique Lace, De Sade, Blood Countess, March Hare, Yvaine, Fairy Market (the Stardust perfumes were my first purchase in 2007.) Maybe an imp of Tintagel.

Is there anything fairly basic that you're always running out of and need to buy more of?
I go through the new iphone/ipad cables pretty fast but I get them at Frys for $5 or so. Lighters/matches for candles. (I used to collect matchbooks. I wonder what happened to them all? Probably out in my shed.) Lip balm (but I'm pretty picky on balm and try to get all natural/organic stuffs.)

Anything interest you from the recent Blooddrop update?
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
Vanilla Marshmallow Sugar Bar
Goodnight Pumpkin Sugar Bar

And these sound good too (but I definitely don't need more perfume):
Ankou - Dry amber, black musk, soft Autumn spices, Somalian myrrh, labdanum, Bourbon vanilla, and lavender.
Elegy - Ceremonial musk, Indian sandalwood, Somalian myrrh, sweetened clove, tea rose, vanilla, and American lavender.
Misfortune - Vanilla tea darkened with anise.
Pumpkin Musk - Rich pumpkin spices, amber, a blend of black musks, wood notes, myrrh, patchouli, and sweet clementine.
Santa Meurte - A beautiful, deep fragrance of warm, red musk, deep labdanum, tobacco, marigold, ginger, sweet davana, and the reddest blood red rose.

How to you feel about foreign spices/flavorings?
I love them! I would like to cook more thai, indian, greek, etc. So far I've only done Indian and it's pretty easy (and to be honest, we have a lot of international markets and indian specific groceries around so finding spices isn't very tough.) I love different gourmet sugars and salts as well. I need a mortar and pestle for all of my whole spices - I know I have one somewhere but it's packed out in one of the three sheds with the majority of my belongings so kind of in limbo.

Dearest Witchee, can I get you anything from Shiro Cosmetics? I'm going to place an order soon and perhaps you are interested in some of their goodies? https://shirocosmetics.com (https://shirocosmetics.com)
I don't wear a lot of cosmetics unless we're going out but I added some to my pinterest.

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Switch Witch Fall 2014 Q&A

1. I wonder what a potential witchee would think about being bombarded with PUMPKINS in various formats. Because my current obsession just may last long enough to be of use in spoiling.....but I know wouldn't be appreciated by everyone. Would you appreciate it?!? I like white pumpkins but otherwise I am not very pumpkin oriented. I do love me some pumpkin brulee from Teavana but I haz some and I get a discount. Not all pumpkin teas do it for me, and I'm more of a salted caramel latte girl over pumpkin spice latte anyday.   2. I currently have a CSA and my significant other is perpetually out of town for work, so I've been doing a lot of canning and baking with my vegetables. How do people feel about canned good (pickles, salsa, etc) and vegetal baked goods (squash bread, zucchini bread). YES PLEASE. I love dill pickles and garlic! And salsa! and pumpkin bread! and zucchini bread! I don't like walnuts though. Please no bread with walnuts.   3. Trading Post wants? Yes, yes, I have those. I think I have put them in my wishlist (see signature) but I also have a wishlist on the trading post.   4. What direct sellers do you not like and would prefer not to get things from? And also feel free to list any retail brands you really don't like. I don't like "My Lip Stuff". Ummmm retail brands I'm not sure of enough of them to list what I don't like. I apologize for being super picky but I try to stick to organic type things so I do most of my shopping locally at the co-op or whole foods.   5. How about y'alls coffee and tea preferences? I think I have covered this in other places but please no coffee since I don't make it at home (except in my verismo and very rarely in a french press) unless it's super special that I must make in my french press RIGHT NAO. I love loose leaf top shelf tea - I do mostly black and I love flavored. Occasionally I find an herbal that I love (like the Aveda "tea" -- and the Yogi "Egyptian Licorice Mint" is less expensive and pretty much the same thing except not loose leaf, so I do that one too but I'm usually too cheap to buy it!) I have tons of tea on my Amazon wish list under edibles. I especially love french tea (Mariage Frères and Dammann Frères.) Someone sent me some of the MF "butterscotch" tea and I've been hoarding it ever since. They also sent me some black tea flavored with anise (from Germany) and I'm hoarding that too.   6. Do you cook? Would kitchen accessories make you happy? I don't get to cook that often (except for the dogs, they are fed raw so I have to "cook" for them every day.) But I do have a ton of kitchen accessories on my amazon wishlist under housewares or something.   7. How do people feel about creative endeavours? Would you like to receive one? Or supplies to make your own? What do you like? Drawings, stories, poems? I do like creative endeavors but my wall space is at a premium. I'm kind of meh on stories and poems just because of time constraints.   8. What culture or country (doesn’t have to be modern) do you feel an innate connection with? What about it makes it special to you? I love to read books about the Matter of Britain (arthurian mostly with some holy grail stuffs thrown in - mostly fiction.) I've always loved Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and England. Don't know why, I've never been there. But I also really love celtic knots, especially ravens and epona. And weasels.   9. Is there any sort of art commission you would like: cartoony, pin-up, fantasy, realistic, etc? If so, what subject would you like drawn (a picture of you, a character, a loved one or pet)? I have to admit that I would totally love more photos or paintings of Jake and/or Lela. Jake passed away on May 31st at 12.5 years old. Miss Lela is 16-17 or older (no idea how old exactly since I rescued her as an adult, but she came with vet records dating back to at least 1998) and still going strong although her face is more white than black now.   10. What do you find yourself doing for fun in your free time? What are your main hobbies and interests? I usually read for fun. Or knit while watching tv/movies with the other half (I only watch tv if I'm watching it with him.) If I had a horse, I'd go horseback riding but sadly I do not. I wish I had time to take the new pibble to agility. I'm a fairly solitary person and being an introvert, I need a lot of down time.   11. Table-top gaming? If yes, what kind, edition, etc? Gaming accessories you long for? Haven't done that for years. No time or energy.   12. DVD movies or games that you wish would magically appear in your hands? Can they be used, through Amazon? There are some games I am interested in - the remake of Gabriel Knight (20th anniversary? egads I am old!) and some other GOG.com games that are ancient but have been converted to run easily with DOSbox. (I can do it myself but I am lazy!) (I broke down and bought the Gabriel Knight remake.)   13. What kind of snacks or candy from other countries/states would you like to try? I'm sure there are things from Australia that I haven't tried. Interesting flavors of Tim Tams for example. I love weird flavors of Kit Kats from Japan but no more green tea ones, I can get those here. And I've had chocolate and caramel Tim Tams and don't need more of those. I really love Canon's Sweet Hots (mild/medium) but I can't find them locally. I would eat those on hot dogs and hamburgers because SO GOOD.   14. Do you have a favorite internet meme, character or pop culture fandom? I collect NMBC cookie jars... Nothing else springs to mind. I don't really need ALL the NMBC things (because there are SO.MANY) but when I go to Disneyland I am guilty of shopping in the NMBC shop for sweatshirts, pajamas, bowls, cups, etc. I have salt & pepper shakers and the "nightshade" jar but I missed out on the other kitchen jars like Wormwood. I like functional things.   15. Do you have a Facebook profile (or other social media) that you are comfortable linking to aid your witch in stalking? Please note whether you are willing to add BPALers as friends. Yes, it is linked to the SW social media spreadsheet in my signature.   16. Anybody interested in something from RCCC, whether it's con-exclusive merch or from a particularexhibitor or artist? Not without seeing what they have... but I am a geek so it could be a lot of things.   17. How important to you is regular contact / chatter with your witch? I love hearing from my witch!   18. Do you like puzzles/riddles/treasure hunts and that sort of thing? When I have the time! I used to go geocaching a lot.   19. If you were to receive music, would you want a physical CD or digital versions? Either. I have both a CD player and ipod dock in my car.   20. What’s a current problem/annoyance you have that could be remedied but you haven’t had time to address it? Finding a new job? Getting my health insurance figured out?   21. How do you feel about having some sort of trinket to carry around for good luck/wishes? i.e. a small figurine, symbol, card, coin… Something to hang in my car would probably be better (although I already have a bunch of hanging things in my car. An Ankh, a wire wrapped amethyst pendant to ward off stupid people, a jolly roger air freshener...) I can't carry things at work (except for my chap stick, I would die of chapped lips without it!) and I don't carry a purse. I have a small wallet that I put in my pocket.   22. Are you superstitious about anything? Any things you can't have in your house for that reason--bad associations? Not especially.   23. For the vegetarians and vegans: How do you feel about things (say, marshmallows or gummy candy) made with vegan gelatin or other typically-animal-derived-but-not-in-this-instance products? Not vegetarian or vegan but I do try to avoid GMOs, corn syrup, unnecessary food coloring and dyes, nitrates (BUT SO GOOD), MSG, etc.   24. Ok, so we've covered pumpkin. How do you feel about the other fall classic – apples? I flove honey crisps but otherwise am meh on apples. My mom usually gets honey crisps and dries them for us.   25. Do you have any fabric or skin-contact aversions? Yes, I break out in a rash from many types of metals (except surgical steel and silver) and sometimes perfumes. This can happen with yarn that is next to my skin too so I try to stick to merino silk or merino silk cashmere for skin closeness.   26. How do you feel about Christmas/Yule ornaments? I would love NMBC, unicorn, gargoyle, pibble, or equine type ornaments. I have a blue/purple/silver theme.   27. How do you feel about Hello Kitty, and Hello Kitty accessories (including mugs, cups, etc)? No thanks!   28. If you had a week free where you could learn anything, with no financial restrictions, what would you want to study? Sleep. From behind closed eyelids. Um, seriously though, I'm not sure. Maybe veterinary. Maybe computer networking. If I could go to the UK and study some cool history or to Egypt, I'd be down with that too.   29. Do you enjoy poetry? Who are your favorite poets and what type of subject matter do you like? Not super big into poetry.   30. Would you enjoy receiving something related to a favorite Disney character? NMBC! Jack and Zero are my favorites.   31. How do you feel about cute things as decorations or accessories? (Example: Would you enjoy this stationery - or do you prefer elegant/creepy/neutral stuff?) I am not sure what stationery this is referring to, but I can't write well or very much because my hands are usually swollen up or not working properly, so pencils/pens/stationery is out.   32. What is something you'd really like to recieve from your witch? Please be as specific as possible - no, "Oh whatever she thinks is fine!" I don't like to ask for specific things, y'know? I think that my wishlists are rather extensive already and should give a good picture of the kinds of things I like.   33. Go to your music source of choice - on random or shuffle setting if possible - & share with us the 10 most recent songs/artists. 1. Abney Park - Breathe 2. Emilie Autumn - The Art of Suicide 3. Depeche Mode - Precious 4. The Cure - Lullaby 5. Muse - Super Massive Black Hole 6. Nightwish - Nemo 7. Information Society - Land of the Blind 8. Tori Amos - Crucify 9. Echo And The Bunnymen - Lips Like Sugar 10. AFI - Miss Murder   34. Tarot cards, rune stones and/or other divination tools yay or nay? Rune stones are cool. My son stole mine I think. I have some cool Vampire tarot cards from Yewberry, one of my precious Witches.   35. Do you have a Celeb crush? or someone who you just can't get enough of....other than your SO My SO *IS* a Celeb, so doesn't that count? I generally like people in particular movies or settings and not all across the board. Jamie Campbell Bower is pretty cute though. Way too young for me! But he can sing too! (I'm weird, I probably only like him because he was in Sweeney Todd. I like Johnny Depp too, but mostly in Tim Burton things. I was totally in love with Ewan McGregor in Moulin Rouge.)   36. Glitter? are you okay with it, or hate it like the plague? It's the herpes of the craft world! Keep it away!   37. If there was another time period other than now that described your style/aesthetics, what would it be? Some time when castles and velvets/silks were all the rage. Except I wouldn't want to have to wear a dress and a corset ALL the time.   38. If you had to pick one or two quotes to live by, what would it be and why? “Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind!” (There is some controversy about where this phrase originated.) Winter is Coming.   39. Do you prefer physical books? CD books? eBooks? If eBooks do you have preferred format, kindle/nook/kobo/PDF/ePub/ect? eAudio? I like both physical and kindle (mobi) or if necessary, epub. Lately I've been getting OMG MUST HAVE books in both physical AND kindle. That way my first edition pristine signed books stay nice.   40. Smut! Yes or no? If yes, what kink, er, kind? Sure. BDSM. Ponyplay.   41. Ebooks! Yes or no? Yes, prefer mobi or epub.   42. If you were to get a custom bottle from House of Gloi made for you what notes would create your perfect blend? I would have to go look. I have looked before but have never been inspired to actually purchase.   43. If your witch were to take a photograph (or paint or whatever) of something just for you, what would it be? Landscape? Flower? Critter? Something to illustrate a favorite quote? Jakey Jake? Miss Lela? I really like some of the pit bull art with an inspirational quote on Etsy but they are like a bajillion dollars. It would be cool to have photos of my own dogs with quotes. And of course I can't find those pieces of artwork now that I go look but I managed to add a bunch of other pibble stuff to my list. *facepalm*   44. What is your favorite Halloween animal or other symbol/decoration? Bats, ravens, gargoyles, skulls...   45. Makeup, especially of the indie variety. Nail polish, nail wraps, eyeshadow, lipstick/gloss, etc. Y/N? Specific preferences (color, finish, product, brand, etc.)? I'm not super into makeup (although my other half is) but I am always looking for true waterproof black eyeliner (liquid or stick) -- right now I'm using Kat Von D's INK but it still manages to smudge. I've tried the Stila smudgeproof too but it also smudges. I have really oily skin.   46. How do you feel about profanity and off-color humor? I drop the f bomb constantly.   47. I make hairsticks...would you like/use them? I don't have the slightest idea of how. My head has been shaved on the lower half (back/sides) the majority of my life (longer/blended/asymetrical on the top and teased/spiked a lot. Think Robert Smith-ish.) It's grown out since the fall and I haven't shaved it back off only because I have a bunch of hair gloss and I like sniffing my hair. I suppose I could shave it all off except a long tail and just do hair gloss on that....   48. Does anyone here LARP? If so, what kind of LARP? And what kind of character do you play? No. I used to play RPG's and we were around and playing when Vampire: The Masquerade first started up with the Camarilla. But I has no time and I'm not that social. One of my BFF's plays every Saturday. I wish I had that kind of social energy.   49. Would you completely freak out if I sent you a chocolate covered scorpion or some other food oddity? This includes things like 'bacon powder' from thinkgeek.com. I would not like these things.   50. This has kind of been covered, but, are you ok with receiving canned jam (from a veteran jammer!) and if so, what flavors would you like and not like? Yes! I like normal-ish flavors. Blackberry, strawberry.. I'm not big on blueberry jam although I like blueberries in general (especially in baking.) I do better with lists instead of having to come up with things (haven't had any coffee yet.)     51. Nail polish! Meaganola kinda covered this above, but I want to ask a little more in depth. Let's talk nail polish. What colors do you love? Hate? Which brands are you dying to try? Have you ever used indies? Do you like glitter? Any textures to avoid (glitter, sand, etc)? I don't wear nail polish, although my other half does. I do wear polish on my toe nails and I really need a nail strengthener for my nails - the sanitizer water at work KILLS my hands and nails. And we're constantly wiping things down with sanitized cloths so my skin is covered with that crap all day.   52. I make little monster plushes, from felt and yarn and buttons. How do you feel about getting a special Halloween plushie? I have a lot of little plushies and while I like them, I really don't have any room to put such things and they are in danger of monkeys killing and eviserating them. But I would probably still take one.   53. I'm in Japan, anything specific you might want from the land of the rising sun? I think I answered this in another swap recently but I'm too lazy to go find my answer right now. I'm good on green tea kit kats since our local asian store carries them often. I can't think of anything, I would need examples since I don't know what is available.   54. Are there any GC scents that you know you love, but for whatever reason, keep putting off buying bottles of? I actually keep a list on my spreadsheet (under tab named "future orders") in case I need a couple of things to round up my order for free shipping. It contains Mr. Prenderghast, Crowley, Aziraphale, Marquis de Carabas, Rat Speakers, The Buggre Alle This Bible, Thieves' Rosin, Rogue, Black Rose, The Ifrit (Gaiman - American Gods) and more Snake Oil.   55. I know not everyone likes Lush products, but if you do, which Lush items would you like to get from your Witch? I have some on my Amazon bath & body stuff wishlist. I am very sad I missed out on the Rose Jam shower gel. I use the Twilight shower gel too but am running out. Unfortunately those are LE things and no longer available. I could use more Silky Underwear. No bath bombs or bubble bars please, I rarely get to take a bath. We have plumbing issues so our shower drains really slowly and gets nasty super quick, so I have to clean the bathrub REALLY well before I will immerse my body in that thing. Showers are different, I only have to clean the bottom of the tub where my feet touch. I like honey scents so I wouldn't be adverse to "It's Raining Men" but I think I have tried a sample and wasn't all OMG MUST HAVE NAO about it. I just bought more Flying Fox so I'm good there. I'll have to go look... but I have tons of Lush stores around me so I can get what I want other than I'm usually broke.   56. Is there anywhere (in the US) that you are dying to get away to? Also when would you be able to get away. Would this even be something you were interested in? If so, go look at the Southwest sale for routes and dates and times. I can usually get away with enough notice. I know the other half wants to go to Las Vegas for SEMA (first week of November) and I have people to stay with in Las Vegas, so that could be fun. I love going to Disneyland in October when the NMBC decor is up.   This is super awesome and generous! I'll go look at the SWA site when I am done with birthday shenanigans so it might not be until next week - too much stuffs to do today.   57. If you are ok with receiving t-shirts, what size are you, do you prefer tissue tees, normal crew tees, babydoll etc? My thyroid died in the last year (I personally think I've had thyroid issues my whole life but it was finally bad enough that they started medicating me this spring) so I have gained a TON of weight and really am not interested in t-shirts at this time. Except for the Everyday is Halloween shirt from BPTP. Babydoll, largest possible size.   58. THINKGEEK! Who loves it - do you have a wishlist on there?? What are some things you are jonesing for on there for under $20? I have a wishlist linked under SW Help in my sig. It needs to be updated, sorry. I will try to get around to updating it.     59. Zombies, yes or no? I like watching The Walking Dead but otherwise I am probably a no to zombies.   60. Would you like arm warmers/fingerless gloves? If so, what length? just beyond the wrist, almost to the elbow, full sleeves? I like wrist warmers but I'm a knitter so I have a bunch, and I'm really picky about the yarn used. I like them to be very long over my fingers and then come down about 4-5" past my wrist.   61. Do you feel a particular affinity for a specific animal/s? Like besides pitbulls and horses? Ferrets, ravens, bats, rats, dolphins.   62. Anyone have any Paintbox Soapworks loves? Yep. They have their own section on my etsy favorites.   63. How would you feel if your witch or a minion of your witch showed up in person at your house with goodies? Thrilled? Annoyed? Completely creeped out? I wouldn't be home! I don't answer the door - none of our friends or people we actually know would ever knock on our front door, ever. (They just come straight into the house, most of them have keys. And they don't use the front door. Of course they have to be able to get past the monkey first, who will literally take them out if he doesn't know them. Sometimes even if he does know them; accidents have happened involving foreheads colliding and the human always ends up the worse for wear. The dog is never phazed. Hint: never bend down to pet a Sonic Death Monkey as he is leaping up to kiss you.) So I would probably be annoyed if someone knocked on my front door and it wasn't FedEx or the mailman. I have the UPS guy, Jeremy, trained to bring things to the back door. He is able to ellude the monkey.   64. Do you have a ravelry account? Tell me about your yarn obsessions. Yes, yes I do. I'm misstwilight. I believe it says that in my profile. I am mostly obsessed with indie yarn, especially Tri'Coterie but good luck getting anything directly from them. You might be able to find something in a destash. I also have a large amount of Fresh From the Cauldron on my etsy wishlist. I'm really into semi-solids and gradients right now. Twisted Fiber Arts is another great store, I've been wanted le Cirque and Phantasm for a goodly amount of time. They are really expensive though so I wouldn't expect my Witch to buy such things. $25 is kind of the low end. Malabrigo OTOH is relatively inexpensive and I love it as well. There is a bunch on my Loopy Ewe wishlist which is linked from SW Help. I'd even be up for trying some skeins of Dishie from Knit Picks (I seem to make a lot of dishclothes for BPAL and other swaps) or some of their other yarn for making blankets or toys.   65. Ok, is my witchee as obsessed with sock dreams as I am? Nope. I rarely find anything on their website that I want and their plus size stuff is really limited.   66. Knitted items like scarves, shawls, dishclothes....yay or nay? Favorite fibers? Favorite colors? No scarves please. I'm good with shawls or shawlettes but I prefer long and curved, no traditional triangle shapes. Fav fibers are Merino Cashmere Silk, Merino Silk, Merino, Silk... I like Merino Tencel too. I'm kind of meh on just MCN or cashmere lately. Favorite colors are black, purple, and blurple.   67. Is your Amazon WL up-to-date? yes.   68. If you were to receive handmade caramels, would it matter if they were made with raw cream (unpasteurized)? Nope. ALL THE CARAMELS.   69. Would you enjoy getting a sampling of quality incense taken from various sources? Are there types of incense you know you don't like? Would you want a burner for loose incense and a few charcoals to get you started with that, or would you rather stick to simpler types? I don't burn incense - not because I don't like it, but because I don't want my dogs to have to breathe it and also because my other half is allergic.   70. I know we already had a question about needed kitchen accessories, but what about spices? I can always use fun salts and spices!   71. Would you like handmade stationary or cards? How about a quill pen? I think this was covered already. My right arm (and I'm right handed) is in various states of completely useless numb to pins & needles and problems holding things. I can't write well and wouldn't use stationary or cards.   72. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being "gimme that ghost pepper!" and 1 being "oh, that's a bit too much black pepper for me" Where is your heat tolerance? I like mild peppers like jalapenos and chipolte tobasco sauce. I'm not sure where that is on the heat tolerance scale but I'm not into spicy things other than when I have mexican food. Sometimes I like tobasco with my ketchup for grilled cheese or fries.   73. What is your favorite type of Halloween candy? The magical kind that will taste AWESOME and make me lose weight! No? Hm. I actually try to avoid most "grocery store" chocolate but I would still eat kit kats, 100 grand bars, peanut butter cups, etc. I bought some caramel apple milky ways just to see what they tasted like, but I'll be sending the majority of them out in swap packages.   74. Do you need or want any cosy footwear, like fluffy slippers, or slipper socks etc? I could use some more pajama socks I guess; I can't seem to find mine since the other half cleaned the laundry room...   75. What do you most look forward to each Fall? cooler weather! We always go to the corn mazes and get pumpkins. kettle corn! pumpkin sling shot! whee!   76. What gadgets do you use in your everyday life and would you like a cool case for them - with your favourite fandom or artwork or saying? I have an iphone 3... but it stopped charging today so I might have an iphone 6 soon... yes, I'd love a case! Doctor Who or Game of Thrones or NMBC!   77. Are there any beauty accessories you need or would like? For example make-up brushes, facial brushes or eyelash curlers. A really good pair of tweezers with scissor type handles. Ones that actually can grasp a very fine hair.   78. Would you be disappointed to get one big box, or would you prefer a bunch of little ones? And would you be disappointed if your witch actually had it together early and sent it to you sooner than later? I'm good with whatever!   79. Stores are putting out their halloween PJs and undies! Would you be happy to get any in a package? And if so, what size? For PJ pants, do you like cotton or flannel? Unless you're buying men's sizes, don't bother! I've gained so much weight. pout. Last time I bought pj/running pants, I had to go to the men's section because the women's weren't large enough.   80. Do you like M&Ms? In small quantities. I like the peanut ones more which is weird because I don't usually like peanuts themselves. Although I do like peanut butter with honey. So .... YMMV.   81. How about wax melts? Yes!   82. Would you like a subscription for Spotify? Meh?   83. What scents from the Lillith update would you like to try? Too many!!!   84. Would you be interested in receiving a box of sugar cube skulls? I actually have some but I wouldn't say no to more! I think they are on one of my etsy wish lists.   85. Skin care routine? Fave cleanser? Toner? Moisturizer? What about body lotions? Any particular brand or scent? Lip balms? Yay or nay? I was told to only use cetaphil as a cleanser, so that's what I'm using. It's mostly worked, my skin has stopped being all red and breaking out. I've been using various Kiss My Face moisturizers (lavender, honey, patchouli.) I really like the Bobby Brown moisturizers but I can't afford them. I don't currently have a toner but something for oily skin would be nice. I've used the Lush "Greased Lightning" for spot breakouts and it works nicely. I like Prescriptives things - moisturizer and makeup - but I think they're online only these days. I love lip balm but I'm picky about the texture. Haunt is awesome and I have some Better Botanicals on my Amazon wish list. I usually buy my lip balm locally at Whole Foods or the local co-op but Burt's Bees is a little too hard and not buttery enough.   86. Is there anything you would like from Salem MA (mugs, keychains, postcards, etc.or witchy supplies like incense, candles, books)? I always love candles (although I have a HUGE trunk full...) No mugs please, I have about 50000000 mugs. Don't need any keychains. Postcards are always fun!   87. Would you be interested in any of the items in LisaNut's etsy shop? They're all cute but not really my style or colors.   88. Spiders (as in cute knit kind) yes or no? Prefer not.   89. Pillows (the mostly decorative type)? Yes, I always use a "lap pillow" and could use a new one. I love bat pillows and I think I have pillows on my etsy list -- ones with ravens or game of thrones things.   90. Any kind of bags - big, small, medium, purse, grocery, etc? I would never say no to cool project bags, grocery bags, lunch bags, etc. My mom does upcycled grocery bags from dog/cat food and feed, I'm always stealing those.   91. Is there anything special coming up in your life? Not really.   92. Which one scent would you want from each of the following updates: Metamorphosis, Lilith and GC? Metamorphosis: Little Metalmark Lilith: (Not so) Penitent (Mini) Magdalene, Amicitia, or Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha GC: Black Rose   93. Are you interested in anything from NYCC? Yes, but I have a fairy.   94. Would something from the Tokyo Game Show (e.g. postcards, fans) possibly interest you? The what?   95. Would you enjoy any of these couple rings? Or anything from the same store's Halloween collection? I like some of the things but I don't wear a lot of jewelry. Charms that I could use in my knitting would be fun. Some sari wraps would be cool but not orange!! I have some cool couples rings on my etsy wishlists but they are different than this website.   96. If you imbibe at all ... preference between: wine/beer/cocktails and then glassware and/or bar-ware? cocktail gadgetry? Books on the subject/recipes? would you want sample bottles of local/regional/small batch craft spirits if they were home decanted and labeled? cocktails, glassware, sample bottles yes yes yes. gadgetry, sure if it's really cool. books would be ok.   97. Would you like some chai, lemon, rose water or other flavored sugar cubes? chai! rose! yum!   98. Jamberry nail wraps? No, I don't do nail art or paint my nails. My nails are ruined.   99. If you had to choose one currently available book (used-but-obtainable counts if you do used) costing $20 or under for your Witch to buy for you, what would it be? Probably one of the pet remembrance journals from my amazon wish list.   100. Are there five things under $25 at Birchbox you would like? 1. Royal Rose simple syrup in Rose or Cardamom Clove 2. Kusmi Tea Paris - Sweet Love 3. Kusmi Tea Paris - Prince Vladimir 4. Kusmi Tea Paris - Be Cool 5. Løv Organic Metal Tin tea - Love is Good   101. Do you want anything from the Fatherhood update at the Post? A Moment in Time. Maybe "Playing Tag..."   102. Street art! Into it? Not into it? Meh? I have some but I really don't have any good places for art so meh.   103. If you could only pick one note that you love (e.g. Vanilla, Orange, Lavender, Rose) & you could only wear/have perfume, etc in that note, what would it be? Vanilla.   104. What are you interested in from the NYCC exclusive list? I already have a fairy.   105. Most anticipated "Weenie blends? I usually get Samhain because it's one of my favorites. I'm really poor this year though.   106. Caffeine or no? And is this a health or preference? Yes.   107. Are you interested in anything from the MAC Rocky Horror or the e.l.f. Disney Princess make up collections? I'm not into makeup but my other half would love whatever you send. Especially pinks.   108. I pass this shop every day, If you were my witchee would you like a custom chocolate bar? What would you choose? Plain, white or milk and with what? Yum! Probably Milk. Rose, cardamom. or anise, fennel, liquorice... or lavender cardamom. 109. Would you like to try chocolate covered Turkish Delight or flower flavoured things (Rose and Violet chocolates)? I love rose and lavender flavored things but I don't like nuts in things like turkish delight usually. (well, I'd probably be ok with almonds or pecans but I hate walnuts.)   110. For those of you who like Fantasy or play Dungeons and Dragons... would you be interested in a custom painted miniature? If so, what gender, race and class? Any preferences for a theme, color scheme, preferred weapons/armor, etc? Specific character description you would want me to try to hit? No thanks!   111. Are there any local or national charities that are close to your heart that you know would appreciate a donation in your name? Some actual pibble rescue places.   112. I have two partial (Backup) bottles of some scents on your wishlist, Witchee. However, the labels aren't perfect, due to a tragic imp explosion. Would you still be ok with getting them? Sure!   113. Do you like incense? Or are you more of a fan of essential oil aromatherapy/fragrance oils a la Yankee Candle/B&BW? Or all of the above? What scents do you prefer for those kinds of things? Nag champa? Lemongrass EO for the house? PUMPKIN SPICE EERYTHANG. What companies do you like specifically (if any) - links? I like incense but I don't burn it because other half is allergic and I don't want dogs to be forced to breathe it. I don't really use oil burner scents that often unless they are super natural (aveda, origins.) Essential oils basically. I love rose but of course rose absolute is worth its weight in gold. Patchouli, vanilla, sandalwood. Sometimes fir/pine. The other half doesn't like foodie scents very much.   114. Trading Post Weenies are up!! What's everyone interested in? All of the atmosphere sprays, some of the hair glosses... oi.   115. My mom has crocheted a bunch of little witch hats, would this be something you are interested in? This was my question, I already have one! 116. Are you interested in anything from my mom's Etsy shop? This was my question. I already get tons of things from her shop. 117. Are you interested in dried honey crisp apples or italian prunes? This was my question. I'm already getting some.   118. Do you need any travel mugs, coffee mugs, tea makers, rock sugar, coffee or tea syrups, etc? This was my question. Nope, I works there.

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SWITCH O'WEEN QUESTIONS

11/7/13: Would you be interested in getting a kit of sorts to learn how to do a craft or make something, with some basic starter materials and instructions? And if yes, what sorts of things would you be interested in learning? How to do origami, or glass etching, or cross-stitching, or card making, or knitting, or crocheting, or cheese-making, or mushroom growing, or whatever?   11/5/13: If your Witch were to create a cookbook of recipes she thought you'd like, would you be interested in that sort of thing? And if so, what sort of recipes would you be interested in?   10/31/13: Are there any GC scents that you love, but for whatever reason, you keep putting off buying bottles of?   10/30/13: Do you want to be an early accepter or would you prefer your reveal later in the swap, say maybe closer to the deadline?   10/29/13: Is there anything you would like from the Blooddrop Halloween update?   Do you prefer to receive whole coffee beans or ground? Also, if you like flavoured blends, what sort of flavours? (caramels, nuts, chocolate, etc.)   How do you feel about robots?   10/28/13: Are you interested in anything from the Haus of Gloi yule update on November 3rd? Which products and which scents?   If I made fairy, dragon or butterfly wing earrings, would you wear them? If so, which would you prefer?   10/27/13: How do you feel about nail polish? If you like it, are there any brands or colors in which you are interested?   What about makeup? What brands do you prefer and which products would you most enjoy receiving?   10/26/13:   Your feelings on Adagio teas: If you've never had anything from them, would you be open to trying them? If you HAVE had them and like them, name some favorites blends.   Do you like video games? Are there any you want to play? Do you have a large library?   Name three BPAL scents you have tried, but are dying to get more of.   Have you ever tried anything from Paintbox Soapworks? Which products or scents would you prefer?   Do you like/have space to garden? If so, what do you grow?   Gift cards/vouchers - yay or nay? If you like them - which stores would you like one for?   Seen anything lately that makes you go OH HOLY FUCK THAT'S AWESOME!! ?   Name five small things you could use, but might not think to get for yourself?   Is there anything from a farmer's market you might like?   10/25/13: Do you have any upcoming away time I should be aware of, for shipping purposes?   Would you like anything from Sock Dreams?   10/24/13: Is there anything in the Miskatonic Valley Philharmonic update that you're interested in?   Is there anything my mom's etsy shop that you're interested in?   10/23/13: Are you okay with semi-spicy foods right now? I'm thinking like curry or chipotle? If you were to choose a chili powder would you go Hot, Medium, or Mild?   If you were this mystery witch's witchee, would you be interested in Spoonfudge (http://www.spoonfudge.com/) or any other such "ordered online" sweet?   Also - Double checking everyone's baked goods status. Home-made baked goods or other food stuffs OK?   Is there anything you'd like from Lush, witchee?   If you like earrings, what kind? Dangly earrings, hoops, studs - what kind do you like? How long do you like your necklaces? Or would you prefer to just get a pendent, so you can size the chain yourself?   If I were your witch and were to paint you something, what would you absolutely love, what would you feel ambivalent toward, and what would you not like to see or receive?   10/21/13: Are there any craft project/s you are working on now that you need supplies for? Or rather, is there a craft project you've been wanting to do but need stuff to start?   What do you think of hair sticks? Would you like a set?   Is there anything you'd really like to have/try from Trader Joe's, or any other popular-but-not-available-everywhere store?   Would you rather have something fun or practical?   Witchee, would you like a set of Cards Against Humanity?   10/20/13: Table Games - do you play them? If so, which ones, and which versions, and are there any goodies you might like related to them?   Witchee, are you in need of any particular spices?   10/19/13: If you were my witchee, would you be interested in anything from my store or something similar? (Nut-made by LisaNut on etsy.)   Say your witch works at a used bookstore. what kinds of things might you like from there? cool old pulp fiction paperbacks? tarot cards? (we have those.) a dr who pen? books about haunted cemeteries in seattle? you may have all of these things:) oh, and also movies. and cds.   Witchee, the Haunt Halloween update goes live tomorrow! When it does, please post right away and let me know your dreams and wishes!   I've got some canned goods put up -- mostly jams/jellies, some apple butter, some applesauce. Want some? If so, what kind(s)?   How feel you about lip balms, glosses, and lipsticks? Any particular favourite scents/flavours? Any favourite makers/sellers?   Since wishlist links never seem to work in forum mail, won't you please re-post your wishlist links here, so they're readable?   10/18/13: Are you a fan of anything that you would like a tshirt of? If so, what size would you wear?   Do you love, hate, or are indifferent to.....pumpkin flavored things?   Dear future Witchee, did you get anything from the Beaver Moon or Weenie updates that I need to know about, so I don't accidentally repeat anything?   Name some DVDs you wouldnt mind receiving, or are they on an Amazon list?   Do you want anything from Starbucks or Teavana? Tea, tea makers, rock sugar, tea tins, coffee, via, via refreshers, mugs, tazo tea...?   10/17/13: Halloween Candy, Decorations, and Costume supplies - What kind are your idea of FUN and which ones would you thoroughly dislike?   WHAT traditions to you partake in for Halloween? Knowing what you do our how you decorate or how you celebrate?   10/16/13: Hey, Witchee, it's getting cold. Socks, scarves, hats or arm warmers?

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My Switch O'Ween Q&A

SWITCH WITCH HELP <--- clickie   Hey, Witchee, it's getting cold. Socks, scarves, hats or arm warmers? Socks and wrist warmers. I only wear page boy type hats and I have like 500 scarves so PLEASE GOD NO SCARVES. (Unless they're silk or can be used as a table runner or something.) Wraps, yes. Love wraps. As far as knitted items go be aware that my skin is really uber sensitive (probably from wearing so much perfume; I get contact dermatitis at the drop of a hat) so please only buttery soft merino, silk, cashmere, or a combo. No acrylic or scratchy wool. My feet aren't as sensitive so bfl or merino are both fine (some nylon content in socks is excellent.)   Halloween Candy, Decorations, and Costume supplies - What kind are your idea of FUN and which ones would you thoroughly dislike? Decorations yes! But no ghosts, pumpkins, or witches... I love bats, gargoyles, ravens, skulls and I decorate all year round with those.   I'm super picky about my chocolate and candy... but maybe reese's peanut butter cups would be ok. I've been craving chocolate and peanut butter lately. (I'd really prefer Newman's peanut butter cups but I don't think they make halloween bags of candy? I try to stick to organic/fair trade.)   As far as costume supplies, I'd love a nice weeping angel mask and wings... and something to make my skin weeping angel color. I saw that Hot Topic had nasty plastic weeping angel masks but I'd love a full head one. In case you're crafty and know how to make masks.   WHAT traditions to you partake in for Halloween? Knowing what you do our how you decorate or how you celebrate? We usually dress up in our (normal to us) fetish type gear and go out. It's the only night of the year that the other half feels comfortable being in "public" while dressed up like a pony. Yeah, probably TMI, but you asked.   Are you a fan of anything that you would like a tshirt of? If so, what size would you wear? I usually only wear babydoll type shirts in XXXL or XXL if they're stretchy. I love Nightmare Before Christmas, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, etc. and I would wear shirts for all of the above. I have a lot of shirts on my Amazon and Think Geek wishlists. Edit: and Firefly, but I don't like brown (which sucks!) so no brown shirts. I prefer black, grey, or dark purple.   Do you love, hate, or are indifferent to.....pumpkin flavored things? Usually I'm not super crazy about pumpkin flavored things in general, but I LOVE pumpkin bread and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. I've been known to have the occasional Pumpkin Spice Latte but I don't HAVE to have one. And right now Teavana has an oolong tea that is FANTASTIC -- Pumpkin Spice Brulee. I bought some last week and I've already emptied the bag. But I get 30% off at Teavana so unless you also get a discount then it would make more sense to send me a GC instead of buying me something.   Name some DVDs you wouldnt mind receiving, or are they on an Amazon list? I think my Amazon DVD list is private because I don't usually buy DVD's new... And I'd like to get a PS3 / blu-ray player, our dvd player upstairs just died so now we have to watch dvd's downstairs. Our tv's are ancient so they don't work with most blu-ray players. And a new tv just isn't in our budget or a priority right now because the dishwasher ALSO stopped working (it's been a bad month, everything electrical is breaking except for (knock on wood) our computers, and ...yeah. The other half is leaving for Argentina a week from today and won't be back until late December. So his pay for doing shows in Argentina won't be home until he comes home. He's supposed to get a partial advance soon and I have to budget all of the bills from it and my future pay checks, so things are going to be lean around here. I might have to sell a bunch of bpal and yarn in order to buy new fun bpal and bptp things. Sorry, ketchup burst there. Things that I would like that I don't have yet * Much Ado About Nothing (Joss Whedon version) * The Year Without a Santa Claus / Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey / Rudolph's Shiny New Year * The Original Television Christmas Classics (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer/Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town/Frosty the Snowman/Frosty Returns/The Little Drummer Boy/Cricket on the Hearth) * Joe Versus the Volcano * Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut (Two-Disc Special Edition)   Dear future Witchee, did you get anything from the Beaver Moon or Weenie updates that I need to know about, so I don't accidentally repeat anything? Not yet!! We're totally broke and I think my credit card doesn't have any room on it for anything else. gulp. But I *WANT* both of the BM's (AHAHAHA, what, I'm 12) and the single note. So I will probably attempt to find some way to order them. Even if it means I have to pimp out the other half. And I already have everything from the Halloweenie update because I do decant circles. I DON'T have anything from the BPTP update yet but I plan on getting everything I want... someday... edit: I am also doing a BPTP circle so I have everything now. and I also ordered both Beaver Moons and the new single note. And I'm doing a Philharmonic circle, so I have all of those too. I hope the Yule and Inquisition are small..   If you were my witchee, would you be interested in anything from my store or something similar? (Nut-made by LisaNut on etsy.) You have all kinds of awesome things but nothing that is really my style.   Say your witch works at a used bookstore. what kinds of things might you like from there? cool old pulp fiction paperbacks? tarot cards? (we have those.) a dr who pen? books about haunted cemeteries in seattle? you may have all of these things:) oh, and also movies. and cds. Yes yes yes. dr who pen, sci-fi/fantasy, movies, cds. My amazon list is pretty extensive except for the cd's and movies. I wish LibraryThing would document movies and albums along with books.   Witchee, the Haunt Halloween update goes live tomorrow! When it does, please post right away and let me know your dreams and wishes! I saw some entries for Halloween things when I was updating my amazon wish list (because I still have wishes for Haunt Lip Lust!) I'd be interested in any yummy lip lust, shower scrubs, perfume, or body glossing that sounds like it would be up my alley. Usually she has too much fruit, floral, or chocolate but every once in a while there is something I MUST HAVE. I love lavender, honey, vanilla, spices, amber, patch, woods, incense. Gloaming is a favorite but I'm set there for perfume and body scrub but I could use more body gloss of that and I'm almost out of my other one too... Roma? I'll have to look.   Ok, update is up!!   I'm interested in...   Lip lust in: cask, pumpkin cake, caramel apple Skin glossing oil in: incantare! Winchester, gloomy Sunday, hobgoblin, claw & cobblestone Sugar polish in: incantare, Winchester, tell the bees, hobgoblin, claw & cobblestone Perfume in: incantare, gloomy Sunday, Winchester   I've got some canned goods put up -- mostly jams/jellies, some apple butter, some applesauce. Want some? If so, what kind(s)? Apple butter, applesauce, jams/jellies -- all are good!!   How feel you about lip balms, glosses, and lipsticks? Any particular favourite scents/flavours? Any favourite makers/sellers? I like lip balm and I have a bunch of my amazon wish list under the bath and beauty section. Haunt, Better Botanicals, and I'd like to try some Tokyomilk Dark Lip Elixirs.   Since wishlist links never seem to work in forum mail, won't you please re-post your wishlist links here, so they're readable? Mine are all in the "SW Help" link in my signature. I have links to Amazon, Etsy, The Loopy Ewe, Think Geek, Soapbox Company, Scent Addict (THEY STILL HAVE STUFF LEFT. IT'S ALL HALF PRICE.) And a couple other things. My Amazon wishlist has TONS of stuff on it added with the Universal Wishlist adder, so for things like Haunt, Lush, etc. - they're all there!   Table Games - do you play them? If so, which ones, and which versions, and are there any goodies you might like related to them? Meh. I would love playing games if I had people to play with. My games are all packed up and out in a shed with the majority of my stuff (books, gargoyles, bearistas, mugs, depression glass, candles & holders, candle and soap making equipment, unicorn collectibles... someday I'll get to unpack!) long story short (too late), no, not right now.   Witchee, are you in need of any particular spices? I would like some pumpkin pie spices and I could use some pure vanilla. Any spices I need are in my amazon wish list in either edibles or kitchen & cooking. Honest, my wishlists are EXTENSIVE! Mostly so I don't forget what I need because I have a horrible memory. I would never say no to fancy salts and a new salt grinder. I'm out of everything except pink and normal.   Are there any craft project/s you are working on now that you need supplies for? Or rather, is there a craft project you've been wanting to do but need stuff to start? I always always always need more knitting needles (I am waiting to start two knitting projects but I had to order more needles first; I already ordered them though - from The Loopy Ewe. I have a knitting needle selection on my wishlist there that specifies sizes and brands/types. My favorites are Hiya Hiya SHARP and ChiaoGoo Red Lace. I usually use 24" - 32" for cable length. You can buy them almost anywhere - Amazon, etsy, most knitting places. I just bought from The Loopy Ewe because I have some credit there so I didn't have to spend any money, not necessarily because they were the best price.   I'd also love some really cool fabric -- especially Nightmare Before Christmas, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, etc. - to make knitting project bags. A yard would probably make about three or four bags.   What do you think of hair sticks? Would you like a set? No, I would have no idea how to use them but more importantly my hair is normally shaved on the sides/back. (it's "long" right now, meaning that it has about 3" of grow out from sides/back and 10" or so from top of the head. Not really long enough for even a pony tail. Maybe a dork knob if I used a lot of gel.)   Is there anything you'd really like to have/try from Trader Joe's, or any other popular-but-not-available-everywhere store? I live by a Trader Joes so I'm good there.   The thing that I have been wanting ever since I moved away from Texas (I was only there about five months before fleeing) are more Cannon's Sweet Hots (mild) - haven't been able to find them anywhere locally for purchase - no one on Amazon even sells them. The mild are not hot, they're mostly sweet. They're really good on hot dogs and burgers.   Don't mistake my unholy love for the Cannon's as a love of hot peppers. I don't really like hot spicy things, my favorite Tobasco for instance is the green - which is more tangy than hot. I like pepperoncini and jalapenos on my sandwiches and pizza but these are usually pickled. Fresh jalapeno really varies in heat too, I prefer the mild ones. Garlic on the other hand, one can never have enough of.   I'm a huge fan of savory food. I also love garlic, dill pickles & dill relish, garlic stuffed green olives, peppadews, cornichons, kalamata olives, most salami/summer sausage, KRAVE jerky, beef jerky in general, CHEESE!, mead, tawny port, ice wine, rosemary/garlic crostini type crackers, crusty bread (especially baked with kalamatas or rosemary), fresh apples/pears/grapes, dried cherries and cranberries, almonds, pecans, jams/jellies that are odd flavors like rose, lavender, jasmine, pepper (habanero raspberry or jalapeno jelly or whatever), etc. I also go through a ton of honey. How is this all relevant to this question? Well, I don't know what kind of popular but not available everywhere stores are out there unless they are local to me, so if you have a store that has these kinds of things as a specialty -- then yes, nom nom nom. (I can buy everything I listed locally except the Cannons but it's fun to have local pickles/jams/honey/jerky/etc. from other places.)   Would you rather have something fun or practical? I'm a virgo. Fun and practical are the SAME THING.   Witchee, would you like a set of Cards Against Humanity? um, I have no idea what this is but if it's fun I suppose so? Maybe I could convince the other half to play games with me at some point?   Are you okay with semi-spicy foods right now? I'm thinking like curry or chipotle? If you were to choose a chili powder would you go Hot, Medium, or Mild? We used the hottest possible chili powders for making our muscle rub (it's kind of like Icy Hot, but all natural ingredients and made in tune with the lunar cycle) but as far as me eating it, I am a huge wimp right now and only put teeny amounts of chili powder in with my mashed avocados (along with salt, garlic, and cumin. NOM NOM NOM.) But I don't like peppers in my chocolate or sweet things (except savory jams and still like those on the milder side...) and mild. I like milder peppers.   If you were this mystery witch's witchee, would you be interested in Spoonfudge (http://www.spoonfudge.com/) or any other such "ordered online" sweet? I haven't ever had their chocolate and I am kind of a chocolate snob, so I don't know? I used to like Milka bars but even those taste waxy and nasty now. Although the drug store had a special on Moonstruck chocolate and I bought a couple of those (they're from Portland) and it was GOOD. Seattle Chocolates isn't the highest quality but they're ok. Vosges Naga is one of my favorites and I love Dolfin.   Also - Double checking everyone's baked goods status. Home-made baked goods or other food stuffs OK? As long as you're super anal about being clean and sanitized... I get squicked out if I find hair in my food.   Is there anything you'd like from Lush, witchee? This is pretty thoroughly covered under the bath/beauty wishlist on Amazon. I need SO MUCH but unfortunately most of the stuff I want is UK only (gentle lentil shampoo, fairy sugar scrub, never too busy to b beautiful, see my Amazon wishlist!) but there is stuff available locally that I want too.   If you like earrings, what kind? Dangly earrings, hoops, studs - what kind do you like? How long do you like your necklaces? Or would you prefer to just get a pendent, so you can size the chain yourself? This is somewhat covered under the original questions and under the wearable wishlist on Amazon. I usually only wear studs (but I have thick lobes so they have to have long posts) or body piercing spirals/half circles/whatever is cute (not hoops because I suck at getting the bead in), I'm allergic to everything except sterling, surgical steel, titanium. My neck size is what.. 16", so I need necklaces that are at least 21-22" and if the clasps aren't silver, I'll break out from the clasp itself let alone the rest of the necklace. I don't need any pendants unless they are on my wishlist, I usually only wear my scent locket. I could use more silver chains.   If I were your witch and were to paint you something, what would you absolutely love, what would you feel ambivalent toward, and what would you not like to see or receive? Love: Gargoyles, ravens, bats, my dogs, friesians, dark purple/blue swirly things (anything you see on my Pinterest or etsy favorites..) Ambivalent or not like: er, oranges, yellows, browns? I would need to look at something specifically really because my whims can vary greatly.   Is there anything in the Miskatonic Valley Philharmonic update that you're interested in? I'm doing a decant circle so I'm all set!   Is there anything my mom's etsy shop that you're interested in? I LOVE the shopping bags and project bags but since it's my mom, I just get them from her of course. I keep hinting that she needs to make me a werewolf hat, but I have the pattern.. I suppose I could just make one for myself.   Do you have any upcoming away time I should be aware of, for shipping purposes? Possibly for Thanksgiving week (Mon-Fri), maybe longer. Maybe not at all since the other half freaked out about leaving the house unattended.   Would you like anything from Sock Dreams? They sometimes have cute things that I like. I usually wear capri & sandals (no socks) during the summer and BDU's with black socks and fluevogs/converse/docs during the fall/winter/spring. Sometimes I wear my handknit socks. But I rarely wear shoes that show off socks... I need to get some cute mary janes.   Your feelings on Adagio teas: If you've never had anything from them, would you be open to trying them? If you HAVE had them and like them, name some favorites blends. I was gifted little tins of four of the Doctor Who teas last round. And while I will drink them, none really grabbed me and made me drink them every day like the Pumpkin Spice Brulee from Teavana or the Butterscotch tea from Mariage Freres (on my amazon edibles wishlist), the latter of which I'm hoarding for special occasions because it is SO GOOD. I need to contact my friend in Germany and have her send me some more Anise tea too. She sent me a HUGE BOX of tea and I dutifully tried them one by one, and the Anise was the only one I was totally crazy about. I prefer black tea as the base and I love rose, chocolate/fruit (chocolate raspberry, chocolate orange, chocolate strawberry, etc.), pumpkin spice, butterscotch, anise.... for herbal teas I'm totally in love with licorice mint and Aveda's "tea" (which has basil, licorice, and mint.)   Do you like video games? Are there any you want to play? Do you have a large library? I have a wii (that isn't working very well, I need to upgrade to a wii u), an xbox 360 (which is mostly used for netflix/hbo go right now) and I'd like a ps3 but mostly to watch blu-ray. Most of the games I play are on the PC, which I should change because right now it hurts to sit at the computer but not to sit at the couch. On the PC I have Skyrim (with Dawn Guard), Diablo III, Ultima Online, and a ton of old games that I play with DOS BOX. I loved Infocom Text Adventure games growing up, as well as the Ultima series and then the Sierra On-Line series like King's Quest, Space Quest, Quest for Glory, Gabriel Knight, etc. I love the Zelda games on the wii.. I wish those would come out faster. Once I've finished the game then I don't really want to play again, although I finished Twilight Princess three times I think. Oh! There are a bunch of cool games for the ipad that I'd like -- but I have to upgrade to a better ipad first since I have the original one. pout.   Name three BPAL scents you have tried, but are dying to get more of. Lady of Pain, Brom Bones, The Traveler.   Have you ever tried anything from Paintbox Soapworks? Which products or scents would you prefer? Yes! I'd like the large size of the Honey/Lavender body butter. Everything else is in it's own category on my etsy favorites. I prefer the scrubs over everything else but I would like to try one of the slips in a sample size. Please don't send me soap; I make soap and I have more than I can use.   Do you like/have space to garden? If so, what do you grow? I wish! I used to have 50+ rose bushes that I knew all of the names of, 12 varieties of lavender, multiple varieties of rosemary, thyme, basil, etc. I mostly grow edible things that are also ornamental but I'd like a vegetable garden as well. I'd love to do a knot garden.   Gift cards/vouchers - yay or nay? If you like them - which stores would you like one for? Yay! Ummm amazon is always awesome. Paintbox Soapworks is always awesome.   Seen anything lately that makes you go OH HOLY FUCK THAT'S AWESOME!! ? Sadly, no, the winning lottery ticket has not been in my pocket yet.   Name five small things you could use, but might not think to get for yourself? That's kind of the problem ... if I can't think to get them for myself, then I can't think of them now! er, I could use some salad greens, avocado, pomegranate vinegar, salt grinders (wish I could find my mortar/pestle, it's packed up in the shed somewhere), other salad goodies... but other than the grinders and vinegar, they probably wouldn't travel well. I picked up a bunch of pomegranate seeds (all ready to eat) at costco so I was thinking of making salad with them. I should just snack on them too. Er, um, I'm hungry so I'm thinking of food, um.. three more things.. I can't think of anything that would travel well. bath mats, towel sets, etc. are kind of big and spendy. a BPTP coffee mug? BPTP pens? oh, new ipad/iphone usb cords and a wall plug in charger!   Is there anything from a farmer's market you might like? local honey, dill pickles, rose/lavender/tasty jams or chutneys, umm things that would travel well. Locally I get cheese curds, veggies, fruit, spiced blackberry wine, salad greens, fish, baked things, juice, vinegar, etc.   How do you feel about nail polish? If you like it, are there any brands or colors in which you are interested? I don't wear nail polish although I do wear toenail polish occasionally. Any nail polish would most likely be absconded with by my son or my other half (what? goth boys wear nail polish!) Any polish I get needs to be 3F free (or whatever the new term for it is.)   What about makeup? What brands do you prefer and which products would you most enjoy receiving? I usually only wear prescriptives base/powder so I have to order it online which is a pain. I could use some more eyebrow powder (I apply with a brush) and I could always use new fun eye shadows. I had a whole list on my Amazon site from evilshades but it looks like they went out of business. I like greys, silvers, blacks, dark purples, burgundy. I like them sparkly and shimmery, not matte. (again, I'm 12.)   Are you interested in anything from the Haus of Gloi yule update on November 3rd? Which products and which scents? Me me, pick me! Here's my wish list:   Bubbling Scrub, Emulsifying Scrub, or maybe Pumpkin Butter in: - Snow Wolf - Three Treasures   BUTTERBOMBS: Sugar Cookie Silver Fir Sugar Plum Holy Incense   LIP BALMS: Gingerbread Peppermint Sugar Cookie Brown Sugar & Pear Hot Toddy   If I made fairy, dragon or butterfly wing earrings, would you wear them? If so, which would you prefer? Are they studs? As stated multiple times, I only wear studs or body piercing jewelry. And I only wear sterling, surgical steel, or titanium. I would totally wear dragon stud earrings though.   Is there anything you would like from the Blooddrop Halloween update? dang enablers.   Chai Tea Cold Leather Library Long Black Veil (hopefully the vetiver isn't overpowering) Tabac Wild Myrrh   Lavender Honey flutter Pumpkin & Honey flutter   Roses & Shadows sugar polish   Do you prefer to receive whole coffee beans or ground? Also, if you like flavoured blends, what sort of flavours? (caramels, nuts, chocolate, etc.) I prefer whole beans since you should REALLY use ground beans within a week and you should never ever freeze coffee. But I mostly use my Verismo coffee maker. I do have a coffee grinder and a french press though if you have an absolute FAVORITE coffee that cannot be missed. I do like flavored coffee, I am a HEATHEN. But it must be from a good roaster, none of that mass produced grocery store stuff. I like cinnamon/hazelnut, chocolate, irish cream, chocolate with fruit (chocolate orange, chocolate cherry, chocolate raspberry, etc.), ummm things like that. The best flavored coffee I ever had was in a little hole in the wall coffee shop across from my hotel somewhere in upstate New York when I had to fly there from Denver to train SysOps at our call center. The little cities there were deserted; I swear I was the only person staying in the HUGE awesome hotel. I had a huge suite - like bigger than apartments I've rented - with a kitchen, living room, HUGE freaking bedroom with walk in closed, huge two part bathroom, dining room, reading room. It was freaking cheap too. What is up with places in upstate new york where no one lives anymore? I wanted to move there; there were so many cute shops and awesome fall scenery. Sorry, off on a tangent there.   How do you feel about robots? I'm totally not into robots or automatons. Even if I have read some steampunk.   Do you want to be an early accepter or would you prefer your reveal later in the swap, say maybe closer to the deadline? Whatever works best for my witch is fine!   Are there any GC scents that you love, but for whatever reason, you keep putting off buying bottles of? Well, I keep putting off buying bottles of Druid, Bard, Mr. Prenderghast, Witchblade, Sara Pezzini, Crowley, Aziraphale, The Ifrit, Rat Speakers, Marquis de Carabas, tons more Neil Gaiman scents, more Rogue, Robotic Scarab, London, Spellbound, Hellfire, imps of Vial of Holy Water and Thieves' Rosin .. and that's all I can think of. Plus whatever is on my wishlist.   If your Witch were to create a cookbook of recipes she thought you'd like, would you be interested in that sort of thing? And if so, what sort of recipes would you be interested in? I don't actually cook a lot. I do have a collection of recipes that I absolutely love but.. yeah, rarely do I cook them. The other half asks for my chicken tacos and that's about it. Otherwise he likes grilled meat. I would be interested in really yummy recipes that don't require a ton of prep. And maybe garlic soup.   Would you be interested in getting a kit of sorts to learn how to do a craft or make something, with some basic starter materials and instructions? And if yes, what sorts of things would you be interested in learning? How to do origami, or glass etching, or cross-stitching, or card making, or knitting, or crocheting, or cheese-making, or mushroom growing, or whatever? yes, cross stitch!

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Beat the Blues Switch Witch - Summer 2013

Dr Who? Yes please!   How much do you like lipbalm? Flavored or unflavored? What are your favorite brands and flavors? I love lipbalm! I *always* have a tube of lipbalm on me. Always. If I don't have one, I feel like I might perish from chapped lips. (If you've ever played the Infocom text adventure game "Leather Goddesses of Phobos", you might remember that you come across someone who PERISHED OF EXACTLY THIS!!!) ahem.   I actually have a lot of lip balm in the "Bath, Body, Fragrance" section of my Amazon Wishlist.   Normally I don't like balms that are not in a tube, but I would be interested in trying Clove Cigarette, Dead Sexy, and/or Absinthe from Tokyomilk Dark Lip Elixirs.   My favorite EVER lip balm is Better Botanicals Ayurvedic lip balm in Cardamom or Rose & Mint. They used to carry this brand at my local co-op but stopped for some reason.   I love Haunt and Bunny Butt Apothecary.   Favorite flavors? I usually tend to buy things with descriptions such as Honey, Lavender, Rose, Cardamom, Clove, Chai, Bubble Gum, etc. I like vanilla and candy type flavors too. I don't especially gravitate towards fruits. No chocolate or caramel please, my boyfriend hates chocolate fragranced bath & body products. *sniffle*   Please note that I loathe and detest "My Lip Stuff". PLEASE for all that is un/holy don't buy anything for me from them. I bought from them once and I ended up giving or throwing away everything.   Do you like and wear lipgloss? If yes, what colours? Not really -- it usually feels too sticky and tacky if it's a "gloss". Once in a while I'll get something because it's sparkly or shimmery, usually light colors. I'm not a super "natural" color person, so I'll do blue, purple, black, white, etc. Some times I like natural-ish plums. I tend to like my pink/red things with a blue tone. I loathe orange, yellow, and brown in any form (clothes, makeup, yarn, shoes, furniture, cars, etc.) I've had my eye on the "More Synth" Glitter Lipstick from evilshades.com but it doesn't look like their website is working right now.   For those of you whose wishlists contain only BPALs, are there any other perfume companies you like or would like to try out? I especially want to try more Carnival Wax but it's pretty spendy. I've tried a lot of other companies. I do NOT like Possets. I'm kind of meh about Violette Market and Haus of Gloi. I love Arcana and Villainess! I have some wishlists for other companies on my SW Help -- there is a link in my signature. I'm sure there are some scattered in my Amazon list too.   Your feelings on Adagio teas: If you've never had anything from them, would you be open to trying them? If you HAVE had them and like them, name some favorites blends. And if you had them and dislike them, can you name a few *other* tea companies you're into? I've had Adagio... and I just wasn't impressed. I used to do the circular tea swap so I've tried quite a few of their blends. And ever since they had a huge problem with bugs in their tea? Their name just makes me cringe. *shudder*   I work for a coffee & tea company and since I have talked to our tea buyers & tea experts it's hard not to be snobby about tea - but on the other hand I'll drink lower grade inexpensive, like the Tazo Awake or Twining's Irish Breakfast, English Breakfast, or Prince of Wales. Good solid black teas, boring, but I do drink them everyday.   I also have a bunch of Republic of Tea blends - jasmine, queen of hearts (black rose), ginger peach, some winter fruit blends, chocolate orange, chocolate strawberry (bought it before I realized it was a rooibos but it's not actually that bad), etc. I used to really like them but the last couple of tins I've bought haven't been really great so I don't know if the quality has gone down in the past 15 years since I started buying them or what.   Now what I'd REALLY like? French tea!! Mariage Frères!!! I really love their Butterscotch tea in an almost orgasmic fashion. It smells just like Lush's Butterball, seriously. It's SO good with some cream and honey. I have some, but because it is SO good and not available locally (that I'm aware of), I only drink it for very special occasions. I'd really like to try their Cardamome, Anis, Black Orchid, Parsifal, and Phenix. There are links for all of these under my Amazon "edibles" wishlist. The other french tea company I like is Dammann Frères. I used to have a bunch of teas linked from Amazon but it looks like they recently changed their URL, so all of those are invalid now. I love black tea with rose, vanilla, butterscotch, chocolate, caramel, licorice/anise, cardamom, etc. (um, not all together.) I'll go through their website and add some more things to amazon when I have a chance.   I have a friend in Germany that I used to send coffee to and she would send me back tea. She sent me an Anise tea that I adore and love, so that's another on my hoard list.   Another lower price tea that I love is the "Yogi" Egyptian Licorice Mint. Nom! I also adore Aveda's "Tea". Another good low cost tea I like is the plain "Good Earth" tea (the original blend WITH caffiene) as well as their Vanilla Chai.   Starbucks just bought Teavana so I'll probably be trying some more of their tea now that I'll get a discount.   I used to have a have bag of Lapsang Souchong but I haven't been able to find it. I also love me some smoky Russian Caravan.   Mostly I like black, flavored black, and smoked black. And I do like tissanes sometimes: mint blends, especially when mixed with licorice. Lavender, basil, rose - all good flavors. And black based chai; I think the Tazo chai is actually one of my favorites because it has a lot of anise in it. Although if we're going to extend to boxed tea, then Oregon Chai is my favorite. Their Chai Nog is pretty good too, but obviously that's seasonal.   Please don't send me any rooibos or white tea. Sometimes I like flavored green (coconout pouchong!) but I really do prefer black.   I'm very sad that our awesome local tea shop, The Teacup, closed down. They imported Dammann Frères and had my favorite Russian Caravan. weep. They were selling online but their facebook has MANY people whining about how they haven't got their order, so I haven't ordered from them online.   What about coffee? Would you like to get coffee send to you? Whole bean or ground? What are some varieties and/or flavors you enjoy? I actually don't drink a lot of coffee at home. When I do, I usually use my Verismo. The only other coffee makers in the house right now are my french press and my Toddy -- I need another espresso machine. I do have a grinder, so whole beans are best. I wouldn't say no to someone's absolute favorite-est coffee that they wanted to share but I don't want anything in large amounts - I have a 1 cup, 5 cup, and 8 cup french press but I'd probably make it for the 1 cup. (If making anything with my Toddy I have to use a full pound, but Toddy is a cold process which takes 12 hours and I usually use coffees that are designed specifically for iced.) I do like flavored coffee too; when I was in New York on business there was this little coffee shop across from my hotel that had brewed flavored coffee every morning. I really liked their chocolate orange and irish cream. I also like cinnamon hazelnut. And when I lived in Toronto, Second Cup always had a bunch of flavored coffee made. Some people think I'm a heathen for liking flavored coffee (yes, I work with people who are MUCH snobbier about coffee/tea than I am.)   Who is your favourite female of all time? Historical, literary, ANYTHING, and why? Um. Dunno. Half to think about it.   Would you like a seashell from Florida? I think I'm good on seashells right now.   If you were a Disney princess you would be? Belle. She has a horse and a library!!! Or Merida. She's got a horse too! And she's as wild as I was when I was that age. I was never as polite and feminine as Belle.   What craft project do you currently have on your docket or that you want to start? And that craft goodies would be welcome? I have lots of knitting projects in my queue and I don't even want to count how many are WIP... only two that I'm actively working on, one at work and one at home.   I would like to learn how to match stitch markers, so I could use some tools for that.   If you could have one rare bpal which one would you choose? Probably Pumpkin King, Noir, or Formula 54. I know, I know. HAHAHA!   Are you kinky? Me and the other half are indeed.   Do you enjoy scented candles? Certain sizes that you like? What kind of scents or brands? I use mostly votives, jar candles and pillar candles (anywhere from 3" to 6" in diameter. I used to make candles and I've sold candles so I'm kind of a candle snob. I haven't tried Witch City Wicks but I understand that the proprietor is a BPAL forum member (and I think Switch Witch?) so I'd be willing to give them a go. I'm not a huge Yankee Candle fan, but I DO love their patchouli halloween scent (Witches Brew.) I like scents like vanilla, spiced plum, spicy in general, leather, musk, patchouli, sandalwood, etc. Probably all of the same notes I'd like in perfume.   Thoughts about South Africa? Have you been here, would you like to go? Would you like to receive anything South African? I have not been and I probably wouldn't put it as my first choice of places to go. I have no idea what they have that I would want.   Do you like Sockdreams? If so, what styles would you prefer? They're ok. I'm a plus size and I don't dress up a lot so really I don't go wild about their things. I knit my own socks...   Do you have any kitchen gadgets (a SodaStream, a Kuerig/Tassimo) that you want mix things for? I have a Verismo and no, I don't really need anything for it.   Do you need hair accessories? If so, what kind or color? I could use some more hair spray! (it's on my amazon wish list.)   What is your favorite shade of blue? I like jewel tones and darker colors. Tardis blue is good, sapphire, royal, etc. I tend to go towards purple/red/primary blue and less towards yellow/green blues.   If you were to start learning something new (intellectual or craft or hobby), what would it be? Making stitch markers! I could use a new career as well.   What about candy? Do you have a sweet tooth? Sadly, yes. Lately I've been hungry for peanut butter chocolate (wtf?) and have become addicted to the Trader Joes PB&J chocolate bars. I also love chocolate covered caramels, especially with sea salt. I love "sea foam" - one my favorite candy bars is the Cadbury Crunchie (imported from the UK) and I also love their Curly Wurly. My other chocolate favorite additive is CURRY. The Naga bar from Vosges is SO GOOD. Dolfin's Hot Masala bar is awesome too. And World Market has some decent chocolate bars with curry in them.   Do you have an e-reader? What kind? Would you like to get ebooks? I do read ebooks on my ipad in a variety of e-readers. Someone just gifted me all of the Southern Vampire Mysteries (except the newest one. Is it out yet?) and the Dexter as well as the Shadowhunters. I'd kind of like all of the Wheel of Time, Harry Potter books, Anne Rice, Robin Hobb, and various other books that I have in physical format already but are either in storage or I read them so often that I'm wearing out the physical books.   If your witch is an extremely crafty sort, and she were to send all kinds of homemade foody goodies and handmade crafty stuff - what are items you would NOT LOVE to receive. If my witch makes it, I'd like to receive it!   do you like video games? Are there any you want to play? Do you have a large library? My wii is on it's last legs. I do have an xbox 360 (but hardly any games for it) and I play PC games like Ultima Online, Skyrim, Diablo III, etc. As far as console games go, I love things like Zelda, Mario Bros, etc.   Do you have something you do, without fail, as a personal daily habit/ritual? Examples: pen-and-paper journal keeping, tea/coffee drinking, morning yoga, nightly bedtime reading. I'm kind of thinking on things that would be dear to you and might need small supplies or could use certain extras. I drink usually one cup of coffee (usually 1 shot with steamed milk) and then I drink tea the rest of the day (usually hot but sometimes iced.) I read everyday and reading before I fall asleep is a must. I snuggle with my puppies everyday. I could always use more ingenuiTEAs or similar tea brewers.   Name three BPAL scents you have tried, but are dying to get more of? Mopsfledermaus! I wouldn't say no to more Zmey Gorynych either. Otherwise feel free to check out my wishlist, linked in my signature.   Do witches prefer the answers posted here, but a more cherry-picked number of questions answered, or a more exhaustive list posted in the blog, which means posting here much less? I'm fine with my Witchee posting on his/her blog.   As I am in Japan, what sort of things would you like from there? We have pretty good import places here but I'm always down for Green Tea and other flavored kit kats! I think all we have is cookies & cream.   Do you wear nailpolish? What colors do you tend to go for? What are your favorite brands? Are you open to trying indie brands? I wear toenail polish once in a while but hardly EVER wear it on fingernails. However, my other half does... he likes reds, pinks, purples, greens, blues, gray/black, etc. My fav brands are OPI and BPAL. We'd be up for trying whatever.   Do you still write real letters on nice stationary to people you like/love? Maybe once a year. I have some awesome and fantastic stationary though, I should write more.   Have you ever tried anything from Paintbox Soapworks? Which products or scents would you prefer? Yes -- see my etsy wishlist. I'm waiting for her to make some more body butter in some of the non-floral/non-fruit scents. She said July 1st! MY BODY BUTTER IS READY NOW! The honey & lavender.   Do you like/have space to garden? If so, what do you grow? Not really; I did get some tomatoes, carrots, and lettuce seeds and I'm sprouting them right now. I have some planters that I could put stuff in. The dirt in our backyard isn't super great for growing things since it was filled with "tailings" instead of nice top soil.   Do you like sample sized things? Think lipgloss, mascara, bodylotion, scrubs, mini candles, and so forth. No, not really. I usually regift anything like that. Well, I might burn mini candles or use mascara. But samples in packets get regifted. Sometimes I save samples in little bottles for travel.   Have you tried Fortune Cookie Soap? What products or scents would you like? No, I'd rather not receive soap.   Do you use solid soaps at all? If so, what kind do or don't you like? I do, but I have a lot of soap right now and don't need more bar soap (I make it!) I can almost always use more liquid hand soap -- I need to start making that next. The other half doesn't seem to use bar soap (sigh) so I'm always running out of the liquid hand soap.   Have you ever tried Cocoa Pink? If you are curious about it, what looks interesting to you? I have a gift certificate from last round that I haven't used yet. I tried to use it during a sale but it wouldn't work -- by the time they applied it my account the sale was over so I was pissed and didn't use it. Next time they have a sale I might try again. I like scrubs and was considering some of their shampoo.   Do you like Lush? If so, what is your favorite product that is currently available, also, what is a product that you love but has been discontinued? I used to love the Candy Fluff body powder. I also love the Silky Underwear powder. I could use some more Ocean Salt or Angels on Bare Skin. I'll add more things to my Amazon B&BW list if I come across any.   Oh, anyone a fan of Shiro Cosmetics? Any particular products? Eye shadow pigments in general? Never looked at them. I don't wear a lot of makeup. I'm sure my other half would love to try some though; he likes loud and bright colors.   Are there any companies, products, or items you boycott? (For example: some folks boycott Nestle, MicroSoft, cashews, Kraft, and so on.) I don't eat a lot of "grocery store chocolate" like Hersheys, Nestle, etc. I try to avoid any P&G things, anything with SLS, etc. I will not buy pet food or treats that were made or processed in China. Since I no longer live with an activist it's difficult to stay on top of what to boycott.   If you were put in a room with 100 random other people the same age and sex as you, from your country, in what way do you think you would be different from the average? I have almost nothing in common with people who are the same age & sex as me. I'm a computer geek; I was programming before I was 12 and was a Unix Sys Admin in my 20's. I started calling BBS's when I was 12. I'm not into makeup, clothes, books geared towards women, a lot of jewelry, or most things geared towards women. The exception would be knitting and perfume. Perhaps horses/horseshowing and dogs/agility although most women I know prefer cats. I don't think babies are cute and I don't like children much. I hate it when people use babies/kids as their online images. I'd much rather look at ferrets, rats, snakes, dogs, weeping angels or pretty much anything. Yeah, sure, I'm smart (I guess that's above average based on the mental giants that I observe at the DMV, grocery store, etc.) and I have the depression to go with it. Whee! Oh, and we're into kinky fetishy stuff and like to wear pvc/rubber/corsets and go to clubs. And I prefer to decorate with NMBC, skulls, and gargoyles. Probably average for most goth/bpalers but locally most people my age would shun me as a freak.   How do you feel about traditional picnics (namely the intimate table for two variety)? Old-fashioned basket or something more utilitarian (cooler/insulated bag)? I love picnics! Either basket or coolers. Unfortunately my other half isn't into things like that. I do use insulated bags to take my lunch to work in; I like bags that will fit a good size leftovers box in....   Haus of Gloi did a Reverie update! Do any of them interest you? (Or anything else up currently?) I'm not super into Haus of Gloi -- I ordered from them once and they sent me the wrong thing. They resent the wrong thing again. And again. And again. (seriously) before finally getting it right the fifth time. Their items don't stand out any more than other places and unfortunately most of their scents either have fruit or floral notes so there isn't a lot I'm interested in. Once in a while they have scents that make me perk up, but I can't be bothered to order again. Not that their customer service wasn't friendly; it was totally wonderful and they definitely tried to make it right. I just have too many veins with needles in them already, y'know?   Do you read literature/culture blogs or websites of any kind? I'm thinking about anything that would help a putative witch to get a sense of what your current tastes in books, movies, games, genres, approaches to culture and literature and so forth are. I read certain groups in Ravelry every day. I'm going through a depression/apathy period and my tailbone is damaged, so I don't sit at the computer much. I use my ipad from the couch but I'd rather read than websurf.   Witchee, do you cook? Do you do all the cooking? Is it a chore or a pleasure? I do cook occasionally. It's both a chore and a pleasure.   Which reading level do you prefer to read in YA or Adult? Or even both? I do mostly adult but there are a lot of YA books I like. The Rick Riordan, JK Rowling, etc.   What colors/style is your kitchen decor? And do you entertain in your home? Useful? Our walls are cranberry but I have all kinds of black and purple things. I only do chrome, nothing brass/copper/gold toned. Right now we do NOT entertain; R inherited the house from his dad and it needs to updated in the worst possible way. Cabinets, knobs, carpet, lighting.. the works. But he is resistant to changing anything because it's the house he grew up in and his parents are both dead. So I've kind of given up. My only kitchen theme is skulls and bones. I have skeleton hand salad tongs, skull cookie jar with matching salt & pepper shakers, silverware that is shaped like bones, etc.   Are your ears pierced? yes. multiple times.   Do you like stuffies/stuffed animals/art doll type thingies? yeah, some. I don't really have room for anything like that though and it's likely my dogs will grab and eviserate them. I collect Starbucks Bearistas but I don't have any place to put them so most of them are packed up and stored.   If you knew you were going to live comfortably for say 800 years, what profession, calling or project might you pursue with some of your extra years, which you imagine you may not do in the life that you have? I'd probably do more traveling and exploration in the UK and Europe. And attempt to figure out time travel and teleportation.   Is there any thing - an object, a donation on your behalf, some research done for you, whatever - that your witch could do about this that you would like? And if you can't think of a present, would you rather she didn't either and confined themselves to things you are already involved in? I'm all about donations to pit bull rescues. We do charity events with our monster truck any time we can afford it. I'd love to have research done on getting hats embroidered with our logo and finding cool things to market for our monster truck, better prices on t-shirts (4 color logo), etc.     Would you be interested in someone writing out for your a favourite recipe, or finding or devising one which they think you'd like? If so, please provide your favourite ingredients, info on how you like to cook/store and use food, and any intolerances - unless all of these are in your questionnaire, or you don't like the idea. I guess for other witches this might include something like a knitting pattern - not my thing but would you like that? Or indeed would you like a picture created for you (if so what kind) or a story written? I'm pretty good at finding my own recipes and patterns. The only recipe I haven't been to find is one that I remember I used to make when I was a kid. It was called "Crazy cake" and you mixed all of the ingredients in the cake pan. I would love to have pictures, stories, etc. Picture wise, I love my dogs insanely, I miss my DEW ferrets (dark eyed white), I love Friesian horses. Or something with my ponyboy (fetishy) would be fun. Story wise, something fetishy/erotic about a naughty pony boy would be amusing.   Switch Witch is, of course, all about you.....but if your Witch was so inclined, are there wee little ones in your home that will get jealous and are just too young to understand why you won't share the love, who maybe need a touch of Witchee love all their own, to distract them while you hide all your lovelies?!? I have dogs and a boyfriend. They'd probably both like treats. The boyfriend probably likes girly things more than I do (especially fetishy girly things.) And by this, I mean he wears them. The dogs are grainfree so things like dried liver or grainless cookies are good. I won't feed them anything made or processed in china, so please don't send things like chicken jerky as most of that is from china.   Do you like bags? If so, what type (rucksack, clutch, shopping bag) colour and would you like/need a new one? I don't really need any bags. My mom makes project bags for knitting (or whatever) and I have a ton of reusable grocery and book bags. I could use cool ass FABRIC for more project bags... I bought some from Spoonflower and was totally underwhelmed with their lack of quality.   What's your favourite comfort food(snack or candy etc) and/or drink? For comfort food I like stuff with cheese. Lots and lots of cheeeeeeeese (gromit!) Smothered burritos, cheese smothered lasagna/rigatoni/spaghetti. Nachos. cheesy (romano) garlic mashed potatoes (ala Buco di Beppo.) Comfort drinks? Tea, thai iced tea, some kind of tasty espresso drink or frap. Or mead! Muahaha! I love Glögg and tend to buy bottles from Ikea or World Market during the winter season. I'd love more if you live in a place where it's available year round.   Witchee, I know that SW isn't about what you get... but could you name one thing you would be heartbroken not to get and one thing you would be a-ok if it didn't make it in your box? (i.e. do you REALLY want perfume oil of some sort, or would you be totally heartbroken if there was no Lush in your box, etc) It'd be great if you didn't send bar soap (unless you make soap! If you make soap, I'd love to try yours.) I'd like to get contact and love from my Witch; but as far as material goods go, no, it's up to them on what they can afford to send or where their skills lie in crafting.   Would you like anything from an European country? Any particular food or goodies, magazines, books, whatever would be available to your witch in his/her country? I would love tea from france (see question about tea), imported Cadbury's chocolate (curly wurly or crunchies!), or whatever my Witch loves.   What fandoms do you belong to? Dr. Who, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, LOTR... mind just went blank.   What cheers you up? Making other people happy, little notes that tell me people are thinking about me, my dogs, tea, good smelling things, reading, packages in the mail (hee hee!)   Who or where would you most want to haunt? Who would you least want to be haunted by? I wouldn't want to haunt or be haunted by anyone/thing really. Unless I was murdered, then I'd haunt the FUCK out of the person who murdered me!!   What is the best compliment you have/could receive? Er... um... I dunno? People compliment me on my eyes, hair, clothes, shoes, voice, dogs, boyfriend (haha!) I think ANY compliment is worthy, however, I like compliments on style and actions more than on what genetics or luck provided me with.   Would you like something from Empire Edibles? Sure! I added a few things to my edibles etsy list.   What are the three books you most want to read right now, and which you don't already have? The newest Southern Vampire Mystery: Dead Ever After. The Daylight War: Book Three of The Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett. The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel by Neil Gaiman (signed would be AWESOME! He'll be in Seattle on 7/2 but they're sold out. Pout. I can probably still get a signed copy from the bookstore that has him here though.) Um, my friend here went and got me a book. I hope that doesn't mess up any plans. I'll change the third book to SHADOWS by Robin McKinley.   What question do you hate to answer? Here or in general? I hate to answer any questions in person, because then I'm being forced to interact. Especially how are you feeling, what are you up to, what did you do for..., etc.   Is there anything small you try to collect from everywhere you visit? I used to collect cool matchbooks from places I visited. I collect Starbuck's City Mugs and Bearistas.   Is there a literary character you identify with? Even if it's not spot-on, just someone you found yourself having that "I identify with this" feeling? Sure. So lately, and don't be alarmed, I've been identifying a lot with Dexter. Mostly because I feel like a fake human being - all of my responses and emotions are LEARNED and I'm sure I still don't get them right. But it isn't because I kill people, it's because I'm aspergers. I really wish I laughed a lot more and could smile at people. I hate doing tech support because I have to pretend to be sweet and friendly and nice. (Although I *am* genuinely helpful at least.)   What would you like from the most recent BPAL update? What are you planning on buying for yourself and what would you like to try? None of the new ones look that exciting to me except the new single note - sweet pea. And I'll probably buy that myself. (bought and arrived already.) The bath oils do sound interesting though.   Would you like a painting? I wouldn't say no to a painting if that is your specialty, Witch. I do love artwork. Maybe I could find a place to put it upstairs... our house is just in this weird state of flux. It's still mostly decorated and filled with R's dad's stuff, and R's dad passed away two years ago!! I kind of wish we could sell the house and move to a place that would be "ours" instead of "his/his parents" because I feel like he doesn't want to change much.. and a lot of it is mostly that we don't have the time or money to redecorate. Most of my artwork (include framed) is out in the shed in storage. *sniff*   Would you like a story written for you? Um, not so much into stories. Unless they're erotic/fetishy. *ahem* And that could be weird coming from a Switch Witch, y'know. Unless you were comfortable with it, in which case I'm comfortable with it.   Opinions on table top games, from cards and board games, to dice and rpgs. What do you like? What don't you like? Favorites? Any classics you like? Do you collect any? I gave most of my RPG stuff to my 23 year old son who runs campaigns. I still have Talisman and I bought another copy of it for my son. Yeah, it's a broken game system but I have such fond memories of playing it in my teens... I like games but the other half doesn't seem to be into them so we never play. I have older games like monopoly, scrabble, boggle, mastermind, pictionary, cranium, etc.   do you have any problems with swearing or particularly off-color humor? Fuck no.   Would you like to receive subversive crochet/cross stitch/ etc., or would this not get much love in your household? I'm not really into crochet or cross stitch... but something framed and subversive would be amusing.   What style is your sense of humour? twisted?   Is there anything from Australia you would like? eg: snacks (yes, you can ask for Tim Tams!), books, magazines, memorabilia? mmmm tim tams. I can get the caramel and chocolate ones here (the real ones, imported, at our local Australian Pie Company!) But I'd love specialty flavors. and the koala carmellos?? and maybe some of the other australian candy that I've heard so much about.   Gift cards/vouchers - yay or nay? If you like them - which stores would you like one for? Sure. For any stores I like! Paintbox Soapworks, Amazon...   Do you like tarot cards, pendulums and rune stones etc? If so, what type? I have a fascination with runes and runestones. I have some nice gemstones that were made into pendants and are inscribed with runes. I have a couple of decks of Tarot but I don't use them much. I love the artwork in The Phantomwise Tarot.   How big is too big...for something to hang on your walls? If I'm painting you a pretty picture, are there maximum dimensions that you have/prefer? We have some large open spaces upstairs. I don't think anything you would want to pay to ship to me would be too large.   what is your favourite object, that you own, ignoring sentimental reasons for attachment? So I guess something you find beautiful, or fun, or incredibly useful. I don't know. My computer? ipad? couch? car? My ingenuiTEA? My kettle? I have a lot of useful favorite things that get used every day. *grin* iphone? heating pad?   Put your mp3 player/online music/itunes/etc on random and list the next 10 songs here: Camouflage - Your Skinhead is the Dream Skinny Puppy - Assimilate Tori Amos - Winter Coldplay - Clocks The Crystal Method - Comin' Back Dead Can Dance - The Carnival is Over Delerium - Silence Clan of Xymox - A Day Depeche Mode - When the Body Speaks The Mighty Lemon Drops - Where do we go from Heaven?   If you happen to find out who yours is, how much would it bother you? Not so much.   Is there someone on the forums (within SW or not) who knows you really well and might be able to help with stalking? You could hit up my knitting buddies -- Stariel, Deazinn, Turtlejen, Elka, Yewberry, etc. Stariel is local if you need local witch help. So is Yewberry. VioletChaos used to be local and was my Witch last round. Coldfire was one of my Witches too. All of my Witches have done great jobs! If you're on Ravelry, you can hit up Winterblizzard. She comes over 1-4 times a week and feeds my dogs while my other half is in Mexico and I'm working.   Do you use waxmelts or tarts? If so, which ones do you prefer? I do - but I don't have a lot. What I'd really like is an ELECTRIC tart warmer! I don't use my tart warmer much because then I go through tealights like crazy. I have some tarts from Alternative Breeding (before they changed their name - I have Dirty Vanilla, Eternal Hunger, and Hell's Kitchen), Yankee Candle (Midsummer's Night, Rose, Leather, pine?) and PartyLite (homemade cookies, holiday spices, halloween night). I'd love to try tarts from other companies.   Do you enjoy drinking hot chocolate, and would you like stuff to make it with, or to add to it? I do like it but I'm picky about my drinking chocolate. I really like the Vosges La Parisienne (and I think I'm set there.) If I'm making a mocha then I use Scarffenberger cocoa (sweetened or unsweetened) and I'm TOTALLY out of that. I also use Ghiradelli Double Chocolate and I might be out of that too. I think I still have some of the Theo cocoa but I'm not super impressed by Theo ... which sucks because they're local. I have TRIED to like drinking chocolate with chili peppers but as much as I want to, I don't.   Is there a Quote that resonates with you, or that you particularly like a lot. Would this be something you would like artwork made of for your walls or a shirt/bag/scarf? Too many quotes and yet not enough to think of right now. I know I have the "Riddle of Strider" on my etsy wish list. Something like that would be cool. I'll try to think of some quotes. Poke me if I haven't updated by July. *wink*   “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”   Also, STARBUCKS, Yay or Nay? Anything you particularly like? Yay, of course! But since I work there, I get a discount. So if you want to Starbuck me, a gift card would be the most useful. (And did you know you can send Starbucks ecards to people? Or buy a card online and have it sent to them? Check out the webpage.)   Do you want to receive one big package or a bunch of small ones? Digital stuff all at the end when the box should arrive or as we go? Whichever is easier for my Witch. It's nice to be showered with a bunch of boxes because hey, who doesn't like getting packages in the mail? But postage can add up so if it's more necessary to send one box at the end, that works too.   Have you ever tried Spoonfudge? Would you enjoy it if your Witch would send you some? Which of the flavors would you like? Don't know what this is.   What's your opinion on Moonalisa? Any favorites or products you'd like to try? I have never tried Moonalisa.   Are there any BPALs that you loved the idea of, the imagery - whether artwork or description - but which didn't work out for you? Hellhound on my Trail for sure. Wanted to love it, waited for it to age, loved the artwork, but my chemistry just didn't work with it.   Do you have any symbols or totems that are meaningful to you? Ankh, Eye of Horus, and various celtic knots (favorites are ones with Epona (horses), Ravens, Ferrets, Hippocampus, and Pit Bull type dogs.) I don't know that I have a totem (I'm assuming we're talking about spirit animal or animal familiar) but I feel most drawn to horses, ravens, ferrets, dolphins, bats, and of course my pit bulls.   When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter? Doggie snuggles, special tea, blankie & fluffy pillow sprayed with atmosphere/linen spray, chocolate.   Would you like if your witch sent a regional pop/soda? If so, what type (Root beer, creme soda, cola, citrus-flavored, chocolate-flavored, etc...)? I don't usually drink carbonated beverages. I drink water (or water with Starbucks Refreshers popped into it), tea, and espresso drinks. Very rarely I'll have something carbonated if the restaurant has one of the 100 flavor coke machines; then I'll have vanilla and lime coke or vanilla and raspberry. I like cream soda too, and Jones Soda blue raspberry or bubblegum. But I won't purchase them normally. The only time I go crazy over something carbonated is at the annual Renn Faire; I always stop and get the birch beer. I have my own bottles that I bring so I can take some home with me.   What are the three BPALs you would most like to receive - one GC, one not-hard to find LE, and one HTF LE from your dreams? GC- Joy or Peace (TAL) LE- The Rose in the Deeps of His Heart or Our Lady of Pain Rare- Voodoo Queen, Formula 54, Noir, or Pumpkin King   If you knit/crochet, what sizes of needles do you need? Specific needles I want are favorited on etsy. I'd like some Red Lace Chiaogoo or Hiya Hiya Sharps (the RED LACE and the SHARP are a VERY important part - I only like sharp tipped needles) in US0, US1, US3, US5, US10 the most. And any other sizes between 2 and 9 are welcome. For the 0-5, I prefer 24" cable and for 6-10 I prefer 32" cable.   What styles of artwork do you like? Eh, I was never an art major so I fail at describing what I like. I have a bit of art favorited on Etsy though (and on Pinterest) so if you look at that, you'll hopefully get an idea of what I like.   If you cook, would you be interested in-hand made spice mixes/rubs? Sure!   Is there anything from the Oddment Emporium you would like? VOLUPTUARY is the only one that I'm interested in on first glance.   What is your favorite color? In general, blurple. To wear as clothing, black or grey. Unless we're talking docs or converse or fluevogs, in which case black, purple, blue or burgundy.   What is your favorite season? Fall.   If you could live anywhere in the world and money was no object, where would it be? Probably somewhere in Scotland or Ireland. Or maybe I could live on a yacht and then visit wherever I wanted. (I think the dogs would be displeased about having no grass though - we'd have to put in a fake lawn to play and do business on. And where would my horses live???)   Do you have any long trips coming up? If so, could you use things to occupy yourself? I'm actually going to Spokane on Monday (other side of the state, around a 4.5+ hour drive.) Miss Lela is going to get a tooth cleaning on Tuesday and make sure that none of her teeth are broken - she's been acting really weird, shaking and panting, and my vet here looked her over and did bloodwork. Can't find anything wrong. So she's on an antibiotic now in preparation for teeth fun. To get her teeth done over there is about the same as having the bloodwork done here. *shakes head*   I'm going to Jungle Jim's next week (it's basically a massive international food gasm in Ohio, look it up); would anything interest you?Did you say food?? Well, I love food! I love HONEY. I get it in one gallon buckets from my mom's local apiary and I HAD honeybees but they all moved out or died. (They were wild anyway; I have a hive and all of the equipment now - I just need to order some bees.) I love tea! I think I've already answered the tea question - so French tea? Sign me up! I love me some summer sausage and beef jerky. I wonder if they have any Sweet Hots? I've been looking for those since I lived in Dallas but haven't been able to find any. I eat those with hamburgers, hot dogs, salmon burgers, etc. SO GOOD. I WOULD LOVE YOU FOREVER. I also love green tabasco sauce, so anything in that vein of hot sauces would be welcome. I love Clove Candy (see edibles wishlist on Amazon) and it sounds like they have a huge candy selection. So, yeah, food. Yum.   Name three things that you could use, but might not necessarily think to get for yourself? Compost bin for the yard, 30 gallon garbage cans, mostly stuff that is too hard to ship probably. I thought of something earlier and now I can't remember. Oh, I keep forgetting to get hair spray so I have to wear my hat every day.   Does anything from the TP Etsy update interest you? I didn't really see anything new? Anything that interests me from Etsy is on an etsy wish list. Updated yesterday and today for the TAL update.   I just found out Oreo is launching ones with watermelon flavor in the USA only. Is it something you would enjoy? That sounds nasty and I don't normally buy Oreos (usually I try to stick with the organic/natural section) but I would probably try one.   If you don't consider yourself in a "fandom" (and I get that ... I don't really go overboard on my liking of any TV show/Movie/etc), are there any TV shows or Movies that you really like and/or watch regularly or any actors/actresses you wouldn't leave standing in the rain (unless you like looking at them sopping wet, in which case ... well, nevermind)? Dr. Who, Firefly, Buffy/Angel, True Blood, Dexter, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Grimm, Once Upon a Time, Heroes, Vampire Diaries (Damon is pretty hot), Boardwalk Empire, The Cumberbatch Sherlock, Red Dwarf, Dr. Horrible, Walking Dead, Lost, Supernatural (in progress on netflix)... - I started watching Hannibal but haven't watched it for a while now, it's piling up on the DVR. I watched all of the first American Horror Story mostly for the rubber suit. I have Big Bang Theory in my queue to watch. As for movies, I have movies that I have seen like 4000 times. Princess Bride, So I Married an Axe Murderer, the Harry Potter movies, X-Men, Hellboy, Nightmare Before Christmas, Sweeney Todd, Moulin Rouge, etc. I love animated films (both anime and not). Wallace & Gromit. I like Pixar and Disney films (I'm sure Disney is the devil, but whatever. I like going to Disneyland too.) Joss Wheden. Tim Burton. I love most of the comic book based movies; Tank Girl, Batman, Iron Man, Spiderman, etc. I like the new Star Trek movies.   So, dear witchee, would you like some Tw*twaffle soap or scent or lotion? No, my boyfriend doesn't like "foodie" scents so my favorite vanilla ones are his limit. No chocolate or waffles or other sweet foods. (I'm not especially into fruity smelling lotions or soaps either.)   Has anyone asked about tattoos? Do you love them? Hate them? Have any? Want any? I only have one (unless you count my tattooed eyebrows and eyelids); a Gargoyle sitting on a wall sconce. He's on my right calf. I'd like more but I need the right artist to help me and of course I'd need to decide. I've thought about cyber/steakpunk pit bulls, friesians, more gargoyles, ravens, bats. I'd like to get some little ones; ankh, eye of horus, etc.   I live near the Brown and Haley outlet - makers of Almond Roca and Mountain Bars - would you want anything from the outlet? For nut-haters, they have nutless Roca For the no-sugar folks they have sugar-free as well. You must live by me, because I'm pretty sure I like close(ish) to the outlet as well, and omg, no. I really don't like their chocolate.   I also have an Oberto jerky outlet local to me - any wants there? I'm also close to the Oberto outlet, so no. I'm good.   How do you feel about home-canned goods? Yum!   Do you like BPTP clothing? I do have a lot of BPTP shirts but I haven't actually worn one for maybe a year because I've gained a lot of weight. So please don't get me any.   What size do you wear of:   Baby-doll T's XXL Regular T's I don't wear regular t's except oversize ones to bed sometimes. (usually I just wear a camisole and pj bottoms to bed.) yoga pants Haven't ever worn their yoga pants or any yoga pants.   Also, what is your favorite lunacy (or non-lunacy) T-shirt that you don't already own? um, I think I bought Raven Moon.. so I'm good. Or other clothes from BPTP? I want more sweatshirts and lighter weight hoodies! I already have the BPTP hoodie and I wear it all the time like a coat.   What else do you love from the Trading Post site, and need to have? I want back up bottles of all of the Our Lady of Pain sprays!! I actually have a Wish List at BPTP.   Is there a particular movie genre that you like (Fantasy? Drama? Romantic Comedy? Musicals? TV-Series, etc), and what format would you prefer: DVD, Blu-Ray, or something in the cloud (like Amazon, iTunes, Flixster, etc)? I love dark gothy stuff and if it's musical (NMBC, Sweeney Todd, Repo) - that's ok. I wish I had a blu-ray player but our tv's are ollld. so I guess dvd.   Following up on the Adagio question from earlier, what are you top five wishes, for teas and blends? I think I already went over that on the tea question. My ultimate would the Mariage Frères butterscotch tea and other things I already talked about. I love black tea with Anise. I love black tea with roses. I'd really like more Russian Caravan or Lapsang Souchong. I'm almost out of my Aveda tea and I'm totally out of the Yogi Egyptian Licorice Mint. I go through Prince of Wales/English Breakfast/Irish Breakfast like there is no tomorrow. Ok, I think that's more than five.   Do you have anything that you do ritually, every summer? We used to have a BBQ/fireworks display every year but my boyflame is in Mexico this year and on his way back he is doing a Fourth of July monster truck show in the Los Angeles area. *sniff* I like to try to go to the County and State fairs every year. And we used to go out on our boat and waterski all day and then hit Ivars or Kid Valley for dinner, but we didn't boat at all last year because of the new monster truck business. Traditions are in flux right now.   What are your top five wishes from ThinkGeek? P0wnies shirt. anything else on my wishlist.   Seen anything lately that makes you go OH HOLY FUCK THAT'S AWESOME!! ? Not really.   Do you like audiobooks? If so, do you have/would you like to try Audible? (I'm an addict, myself.) I'm not really an audiobook person. I used to check them out from the library and put them on my ipod to listen to while I drive... but I haven't done that for a while. (I think I have all of the Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, and Wheel of Time on mp3...) Since I have to drive for 4.5 hours on Monday and then back on Friday, a couple of audiobooks might be ok. But I can't for the life of me think what I'd want.   Chocolate: Love? Hate? Allergic? If love, what are your faves? Love! But I am snobby about chocolate to some degree. I don't do hersheys/nestle/mars M&M. I love IMPORTED Cadbury Crunchies, Curly Wurly, and Fruit & Nut. And the Carmello. I love the Vosges Naga Bar (but I'm not terribly fond of some of their other bars.) Lately I've been loving the Trader Joe's PB&J bar. World Market has some interesting curry bars that I've been getting - and the coconut sea salt. The Chuao Honeycomb bar is ok. I might try the Bacon Maple one sometime. I really miss the Dolfin brand bars that one of our local snobby grocery stores used to carry; I'd get their jasmine tea bar and their hot masala bar. Milka bars are awesome, either plain milk or with hazelnuts. I have chocolate bars on my Amazon edibles wish list if you need more inspiration. I love milk chocolate with almonds or almonds & raisins. Or just plain if I'm in the mood. I love chocolate salted caramels. I was really addicted to the Seattle Chocolates San Juan bar for a while (salted caramel, toffee, milk chocolate.) I don't really like chili in my chocolate although I really WANTED to. Rittersport is pretty good; hazelnuts or almonds, dark or milk. Godiva is ok, the salted caramel. I don't like "NewTree" chocolate, just throwing that out there. I'm not especially fond of the Theo chocolate either, which sucks because they're local to Seattle. I do like our local Dilettante chocolates, but mostly the sauces (dark chocolate ephemere and caramel) and hand dipped truffles (not the truffle creams or meltaways - and really, I'd have to pick out my own. and they're really expensive.) And dragees - chocolate covered cherries, blueberries, apricots and strawberries are always tasty. But they're local, I can get that anytime. Usually costco will have Dilettante gift baskets. I'd be open to trying some chocolate that is local to my Witch!   Gourmet popcorn, yes/no? What do you like: glazed, savory, candied? Nuts or not? Any flavors you wouldn't like (like Bacon CHeeseburger, Pizza, Watermelon, Root Beer Float, Hot Chili Dark Chocolate)? Or if any of those sounded interesting, how weird is weird enough? I'm not actually a huge popcorn fan. The smell of microwave popcorn is the first thing that made me barf when I was pregnant (and a chicken fast food place outside was the second) and ever since then I've actively disliked popcorn and fried chicken. 23 years later I'm starting to get over the chicken part (not that I eat fast food, and especially not fast food chicken.) If my mom makes caramel popcorn balls I'll usually have some - or if we're at the pumpkin patch and they have kettle corn? I'm all about the kettle corn. I'll eat popcorn at movies once in a while. I generally won't eat popcorn from tins though so it doesn't matter what flavor. Sorry, I am no fun!   would you like some detangling and very shiny hair gloss made by me? This is a 'cone rich blend, not the least bit natural. I don't have very much hair! I shave mine on the sides & back and I tease it on the top, so detangling and gloss is the last thing I want!! I've been considering growing it out again -- I haven't shaved the sides for a while and I bet it's JUST long enough to put extensions or dreads in. But I haven't decided... shaving it off would be cheaper.   I know the question about personal style was included in the questionnaire, but is there anything that could give your witch a better sense of your style/fashion or decoration preferences? Like tumblrs, pictures you like, websites, stores (or brands) you like or would like to be able to shop at and so forth? All of my pertinent links are on the spreadsheet. As for clothes, I mostly wear TDU's (Twilight Dress Unit) which are black BDU or black capri pants, either docs/fluevogs/converse or summery sandals, and cami's with a zip up lightweight hoodie or with a pullover hoodie. I've gained a lot of weight (like up to 10 inches in my waist, cough choke) so most of my corsets and fetish gear don't fit right now (boo) so I'm on a no clothes buying diet until I work some of it back off.   I saw you have a cat - would it be okay for me to add something for them in a package? Do they like mousies, crunch/soft treats or 'nip? I don't have a cat. The dogs wouldn't mind treats though. They have their own section on my Amazon wish list (on the left - "for the pups") -- no treats that were processed or made in China please. And Miss Lela is allergic to grains, so things like dried liver made in the USA are probably safest. We have a couple of local places that sell grainless cookies too.   Do you like earrings? Any particular style appeal to you? (hoops, chandelier style, pretty beads etc.) As stated on my initial Q&A, I only wear studs or body piercing type jewelry (hoops, spirals, half hoops, whatev.) I have examples of what I like on my Amazon wish list (on the left, probably under wearables?) and on my etsy favorites.   Do you like/wear makeup? If so what brands/colors/types? I wear mostly just foundation, powder, eyebrow powder and eyeliner. I could use more mascara. When we go out to a club then I'll wear eyeshadow too, rarely do I wear blush. (PALE. It's all about the PALE.) My other half wears a full face of makeup way more often than I do. Think drag queen and all about the sparkly. I wear prescriptives foundation/powder and I think my last mascaras have been MAC or Prescriptives. I have all sorts of eyeshadow; loose minerals from various people on etsy, pressed from MAC (Maleficient from the Villainess line!), Urban Decay, etc. Sometimes I do Origins liner or MAC liner. I'm always looking for an actual smudge proof black pencil liner that will STAY but I've never found one. I have a couple different kinds of black liquid liner. I could use more brow powder; the kind I had isn't made anymore. My brows are tattooed but they're light; it's more like a template to draw on the eyebrows with my eyebrow brush. I usually get my brows tinted when they're being threaded but it doesn't seem to last for more than a week. I had evilshades.com on my wishlist for all kinds of fun lip/eye things but their website doesn't work anymore. I like shimmery and glittery eyeshadow in purples, blues, greys, blacks, pinks. I don't wear beige or brown of any sort (except brow powder!)   Is there anything special I could get you from New York City? Ummmm. Pizza and bagels? Grinders? Fun tea or coffee?   Do you want/need/like/collect journals? If so, do you prefer lined or unlined? I don't write anything at all if I can help it (you wouldn't be able to read it if I did) and I don't draw, so journals are something that sit on a shelf and look pretty.   How do you feel about glitter? does loose glitter make your skin crawl or would you bathe in it? I like glitter in my soap and I use some shimmery body sprays once in a while (or shimmery body dusters) - one of my Lush bath bombs just glitterbombed my bathroom. sigh. But loose glitter in general? notsomuch. glitter gel, glitter eyeshadow, etc. are all good. My other half is always stealing my glitter gel and eyeshadow. Think drag queen glittery.   I know Canadian chips can be different than others, how does "dill pickle" or "ketchup" sound? We actually have dill pickle and spicy ketchup Lays chips here. I see them at Fred Meyer. I used to LOVE ketchup and dill pickle chips but then I noticed that I felt really sick and headachey when I ate them. Finally figured out I have an MSG sensitivity, and unfortunately most flavored chips have MSG in them. So.... no chips for me. You wouldn't believe all of the stuff in normal grocery stores that contains MSG. Another reason I shop mostly for natural brands and at my local co-op, trader joes, whole foods, the farmers market, etc.   If you were getting a custom Haus of Gloi blend, what four notes would you choose? Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Amber or Rose, Patchouli, Clove, Vanilla Bean or Leather, Woodsmoke, Red Musk, Clove or Leather, Anise, Clove, Vanilla, or Lavender, Anise, Vanilla, Clean Musk or... Their rose lip balm interests me, as does their Rose City pumpkin butter.   Do you like Kickstarter? Are there any projects up that you really like? I'm all for kickstarter and indiegogo. I don't follow any projects though, so dunno!   If you have an Etsy wishlist, what are your top 5 favorite things on there? The price is unimportant, not because I'm rich, but because I'd like some inspiration. 1. The Mr. Tea teapot & creamer/sugar. I WILL HAVE ONE SOMEDAY. Hopefully she restocks soon. (I already have a Mr. Tea teabag holder.) 2. The Guardian of Hopes & Dreams is one of my favorites but I already have about three of him in the small size. 3. The Dr Who converse and messenger bag (Timey Wimey in blues & purples!) 4. The Lovers painting from the Phantomwise tarot deck 5. Either the swirly trees or any of the raven photos/paintings.   Festival this week -- includes an "encampment" and an art faire. any interest in trinkety things from the encampment or cards/prints from local artists Sadly I haz no room for trinkety things or much artworks. sadface.   Does the idea of wearing a plant as jewelery give you the warm fuzzies or the heebie jeebies? No thanks!   Anything interesting from the new Paintbox Soapworks update for you? YES. She just stocked Honey Lavender body butter JUST FOR ME! I have a whole section on Etsy just for Paintbox Soapworks with the scents I'd like to try.   What about recycled sari silk yarn, witches and witchees? I wouldn't say no, but I already have a bunch and no idea what I'm going to make with it!   Sooo, the Blooddrop update (Aviary and Summer Simplicities). Anything you'd like from there? Ooh. Black Heron actually sounds awesome. Orchid or Teak summer simplicities. Honey, Pink Vanilla, and Wild Lavender Spring simplicities.   Every package has to have something blue in it. Blue can also be used to describe more risque humor...how would you rate your general sense of humor? Are you strictly PG-13, R-rated, NC-17? I have a very dark sense of humor and I'm good with raunchy. But I still want it to be witty, y'know?   Do you like puzzles? What kind? Jigsaw, word, etc? Yub. I have some box puzzles on my ThinkGeek wishlist. I like jigsaw puzzles but I haven't done them in forever -- most of the puzzles I do online these days. I loved games like 7th Guest, 11th Hour, Shivers, etc. that had a lot of puzzles.   If I wanted to include something for your fluffball, what would be good, and what should I stay away from? grainless or made in china -- avoid! I'm sure my dogs would love a new small planet dog orbee ball. especially the pink and blue.   Would homemade treats be something you'd like for your dog/cat? As long as they are grainless/gluten free, sure!   If you get a long weekend this weekend... what are you doing with it? Staying in? Going out? Family? Friends? If you don't get a long weekend, are you OK with that, or a little sad? (If you are Canadian, apply this to last weekend). I had to take Miss Lela to get her teeth cleaned in Eastern Washington. I didn't even go see fireworks, I was asleep before dark.   Would you be interested in getting a kombucha starter and instructions on how to use it to easily make your own fermented, probiotic tea drink? no thanks!!   Anything from Villainess that strikes your fancy, either from their update or from the GC? yes yes yes. Decadence Whipped! And I could use another smack that is just Rose Rose and Vanilla Vanilla. Or one that is rose, leather, smoke, and vanilla. I wanted to try their Bourbon Vanilla whipped/smooch but I don't see them on the website anymore??

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Nightmare Before Christmas swap Q&A

favorite candles, companies and/or candle scents? I used to sell PartyLite and I still really like the Colonial Candles of Cape Cod. They burn sooo nicely and all the way down to a nub. Their votives rock because they liquify completely and when they're done, I just have to take out the little metal wick holder and wipe it out. No scraping out wax or headaches.   I also really love Big Dipper Waxworks, they have some AMAZING scents in their pure beeswax candles.   REALLY like the Midsummers Night and Witches Brew Yankee candles. I'd love some of the Witches Brew car jars or a big pillar or jar candle.   I have some candles on my etsy wish list but I don't really know what quality they are. I'm willing to try them!!   I'm also a chandler so I do pour my own candles once in a while when I have time.   I prefer votives, jar, or pillar candles. No dinner candles or tealights please; I'm stocked up on those!!   I'm pretty much a general candle whore and will accept most top shelf type candles. Don't really want any dollar or grocery store type candles, I'm sorry that I'm such a picky biotch.   I love patchouli, rose, vanilla, sandalwood, amber, resins, clove, cardamom, pine/spruce, lavender, leather, honey... In candles I don't mind fruit - spiced plum, cranberry, peach, strawberry, etc.   favorite kinds of tea (flavors, companies) My amazon edibles wishlist has my favorite tea companies/blends on it.   I would LOVE LOVE LOVE tea from mariagefreres.com - especially the butterscotch. It's like crack! It smells just like Lush's butterball bath bombs, srsly.   I could use another ingenuitea and wouldn't be adverse to trying the teavana tea maker of the same type so I could compare.   My tea company here in Seattle that sold Dammann Frères tea closed, but their tea is scrumptious too.   In general, I love loose leaf flavored black tea. No rooibos please. Sometimes I like a good flavored green (like coconut pouchong) but in general I drink black. I like flavors like vanilla, butterscotch, caramel, chocolate, chocolate orange, chocolate raspberry, rose, maple pancake, pumpkin spice, etc. I also like smoky tea like a good Russian Caravan or Lapsong Souchong.   I'd love to try tea from new places! I'm not a huge fan of either teavana (because of their hard sales techniques in stores) or adiago but my mind is easily changed by fabulousness.   any of the Villainess autumn or winter soaps appeal? Another soap company you'd like more? I actually do not want bar soap. Please do not send me any. I'm a soaper and I have WAY too much bar soap.   Liquid hand soap? Sure! Whipped, smooch or smack? Bring it on!   I need to go check out the Paintbox Soapworks yule update but I do have many things of this variety already in my etsy and amazon wishlists. I have a wishlist at SoapBox Company too. See my SW Help link.   Any of the bpal Halloween scents you wished you'd gotten? Any Yule scents you're hoping to see come back? I'm good with weenies; I run decant circles so I have pretty much everything. As far as yules, I did get to sniff protos at Will Call and I always look forward to Snow White. I'm really looking forward to the new Coraline bottles and any new Yules. Especially BPTP atmosphere sprays!   Do you have a general swap-related help post somewhere? Yes, I have links in my signature. SW Help has links to thinkgeek, soapbox co, etsy, amazon, the loopy ewe, etc. There is also a link to my bpal wishlist, the SW Q&A, and another link to the Switch Witch Spreadsheet which has links to facebook, twitter, pinterest, last.fm, pandora, etc. etc.   Do you have Etsy/Amazon wishlists linked somewhere? see question above.   Do you have a Tumblr/Pinterest you'd share with everyone (these can be really informative as to style?) see question above the question above.   Do you like knitted items? I am a knitter! Of course I like knitted items. I really don't like scarves or triangular shawls though. I do love wraps and long skinny shawlettes, wrist warmers, socks, etc. I'm an MCN (Merino Cashmere Nylon), MCS (Merino Cashmere Silk), and Merino Silk fan. I will say that I am a fiber snob and I mostly purchase indy yarn. But I'm ok with high quality LYS yarn too; I do have a lot of Malabrigo because it's such a buttery soft wool. I'll do Cascade 220 for felting or hats, but nothing that will touch my skin please. Please no yarn from Michaels or Jo-Anns (except things like cotton for washcloths!)   Words, Numbers or Spatial manipulation? video games including any of the above.     I'm in Japan, anything that would interest you from there? Sure! I have a green tea kit kat already (NOM NOM NOM) but I wouldn't say no to MOAR. I used to do a ton of origami and wouldn't be adverse to paper, but honestly I live really close to huge awesome asian supermarkets with excellent book & paper stores attached as well as dishes and cookware. They have a very large selection of origami paper and many times they'll have the imported kit kats and other goodies. I've never seen Green Tea ones there though, so I'm very thankful to have gotten to try one. I'm also pale and would be very interested in super pale foundation. I've never been to Japan so I don't know what to ask for.   Your package must contain "-A 'Sugar Plum' (ie a sweet treat)." With that in mind, what are some of your favorite sweet treats?   I am definitely a food and chocolate snob most of the time. I mostly shop at Whole Paycheck..er..Foods, co-ops, or snobby grocery stores, so there you go.   My amazon list (edibles section, my wishlist is all broken up into categories) has quite a few things I like on it.   I love clove flavored hard candy (drops or sticks.)   As far as chocolate bars go, I don't like white chocolate and I don't like plain chocolate (dark or milk.) Chocolate should contain almonds, curry, dried fruit (berries/raisins), crystallized ginger & chai spices, salt, toffee…   I love imported Cadbury Crunchies, Curly Wurly, Fruit & Nut bars. (there is a company that makes/distributes Cadbury in the states, but it is NOT the same. Imported only please! I used to make a semi-regular pilgramage to World Market for these but for some reason World Market no longer imports them. Sad face.   Dolfin bars are excellent, I really love their jasmine, green tea, earl grey, lavender, rose, hot masala, etc. Vosges Naga bar is wonderful. I like the Rittersport milk or dark with whole hazelnuts or almonds. I love Milka chocolate in Alpine milk (IKR? It's plain and I'll eat it!) or with hazelnuts.   I love clove, cardamom, rose, and lavender flavored things. Anise is yummy too but I'm not a fan of "black licorice" candy per se. Anise fudge though? Yum.   Honey? Om nom nom. I love love love honey. My mom is close to an apiary and we buy their honey by the 1-5 gallon buckets. (I actually had honeybees for a while but they were wild and moved out. pout. I still have all of my beekeeping equipment and hive; I just need to buy some bees. And have time to plant a bunch of good pollen producers for honey!)   Any sweets you don't like?:   I really try to avoid corn syrup. I don't like Hersheys or Nestle or most of the common "grocery/drug store" low end chocolate or chocolate candy, sorry. (well, Seattle is pretty sophisticated and sells high end chocolate along with low in the grocery stores, so YMMV.)   Do you have an eReader, and if so, which kind? Would you be interested in eBooks, and if so, how about a list of your favorite authors/books?   I don't have an actual eReader specifically but I use the kindle app on my ipad and iphone. I can also use ibooks, play books, etc. I think the formats are the most important - I can use .pdf, .mobi, .epub, and .prc.   I have never ever purchased ebooks. There are SO MANY free ones! I actually prefer a hard copy (I have quite a huge book collection with many hard back first edition signed books.) Used books are fine, though! And I would love to read Meilin's books.   I really wish that when you purchased the hard copy of a book that you had the option to get the digital book for free; like they do with Blu-Ray. Half the time you get the dvd AND digital copy too. Stupid book companies and their proprietary formats! It's like the war of VHS/BETA revisted... AGAIN.   Anyway, that is why I don't purchase them. Plus it's just not as comfortable to hold my ipad; the edges dig in and hurt my hands since I have the heavier first gen. I have no plans to get a kindle or other ereader.   I just discovered a new (to me) candle company, Witch City Wicks. Does anything you see there tempt you? See my etsy wish list. Yeah, their plain jars are not super inspiring but I'm sure I can soak the labels off if necessary and wrap with a gothy ribbon or something.   What about desires (limited edition or not) from Black Phoenix Trading Post? Any BPTP wish list items are either in my "wishing" wish list, my scentbase wishlist, or my etsy wishlist (or all three.)

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