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2024 Late Winter Art / Craft Swap

would you like hand knit items? Fingerless gloves,  hats, small shawl or neck gaiter? If yes,  please give measurements. I always love fingerless mitts but I am very picky about using a super stretchy cast on and bind off because I have huuuuge hands.   I don't wear cowls or traditional knitted hats.  I do have a bundle on Ravelry called "make for me" if you need ideas... it has a lot of amigurumi because I'm not great at crocheting...  also lots of colorwork and double knitting.  😂    Honestly, I'm too hot 99.99999999% of the time and I wear t-shirts / shorts / sandals (no socks) when it's 40 outside and am comfortable.  So some of the costume-y hats on my list or amigurumi would probably get more use than mitts or a shawl right now since I make my own.   My head is:  23"  My wrist is:  8.25" My palm above thumb is:  8.5" Where I would start/stop a thumb gusset is:  3.25"   Let's say I'm going to make something with your favorite non-fantasy animal that comes in multiple colors of coat.  Do you want the "classic" color or would you like one of their lesser depicted colors?  Or a fantasy color like blue or purple?   If you're going to make me something with piggies (and they're ALWAYS commonly depicted as pink which I personally find annoying because those are usually hogs, not pigs) I would really prefer the color that my piggies are (Duckie - Gold, Snuffie - Amber with black spots.  Lots of photos on my instagram.)   If it's pibbles, I love "blue" (ie, steel grey.)  White stripe up the nose optional.  Friesians are always black, I like black but a purple or blue tone would be fun too.  Ferrets I love the "dark eyed white" color.  Ratties I love blue hooded.  Bats, black and grey are great but whatever fantasy color (purple?  dark red?  blue?) is fine too.  Did I miss any?     https://www.instagram.com/miss_twilight/ (my main insta, I don't post a lot) https://www.instagram.com/no.dana_only.zuul/  (dogs insta, haven't posted in a long time)   Would you rather your creation had utility, or was simply aesthetic? Up to you, I'm good either way.     I have multiple ideas. Would you like to see one idea repeated across two or three... "things", or would you like two or three different ideas manifested?  (Alternatively expressed as matching set vs. unrelated expressions.) I'm good with both!   What are you hoping "I" will make "you"?? I don't even know myself!   I don't wear jewelry anymore for a variety of reasons (allergic to metal except sterling silver and surgical steel, but can't wear metal necklaces at all because the chain irritates my neck no matter what it's made of .. can only wear silk ribbons or leather right now but don't.)   My ears and body piercings are all healed up.  I knit, so I don't really *need* knitted things.   I have 10+ prints waiting for frames, but frames are kind of at the bottom of my expenditure lists.  Things that I could in my window, or outside, or put in the garden?   I'll treasure whatever anyone makes me, so make whatever you'd like.  Just because I don't *need* things doesn't mean I won't LOVE them.     What are your feelings about bags? Do you like certain size? Would you be okay with a purely decorative small bag, or does that just sound bonkers?  Well, I do live with someone who has an etsy shop that sells project bags, so I have a LOT of bags of a project size.   I'm not sure what I would do with a purely decorative small bag unless it contains something smelly to stuff in my sock drawer or the like.     Or if it's appropriate to hang off a belt which dress up for a Renn Faire (in which case I would give it to my son.)    Other than that, I don't really use bags other than grocery size bags and while I have a ton of those, sometimes I still buy more when Trader Joes comes out with a new cool design...  but I will always take your bags.      

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Krampusnacht 2023 Answers

Paintbox Soapworks Yule is coming out!   Are you interested in any (especially their not-Krampus-but-Sinister) of their offerings? I love the Bath Streusel and Sorbetto!   Also wax melts!      Would love to try Joulupukki wax melts!  Would definitely take Roses in the Snow (I had some of the OG), Sugar on Snow, and/or Schwarzwald (prefer sorbetto or wax melts for the last three.  Sample size is great!)   Maybe Orange and Yellow or Black Twig?   Honestly, all of her stuff smells fantastic.  When I do big orders she pops in samples of things I didn't order and then I'm all, wow this is great too.     Of the older offerings, I'm a fan of Right Red Hand (sorbetto, wax melts) and The Queen is Dead (wax melts) and would love to try Fantasticake (sorbetto, bath streusel, or wax melts), Let me in at your Window (bath streusel, sorbetto or wax melts), GTFO (sorbetto or wax melts), Deacon (sorbetto), Karen Rose Signature (sorbetto), Rice Pudding (sorbetto), The Sword & The Eastern Sky (wax melts), 221B (wax melts), The Wooden God (wax melts), Waking the Witch (wax melts), Pussy Hat (sorbetto) ...    (You'd think Moonshadow would be my favorite but some reason I didn't like this one.  First time for everything I guess.)     Interested in any of the Haus of Gloi Yule (or other things on their website?) I would love Nefarious Gingerbread Man in the sugar exfoliant or bubbling scrub!  Body powder would be fun in Long Winter's Nap or Turkish Delight!  Would always take candles or melts in Turkish Delight or Nefarious Gingerbread Man as well.   Actually Tannenbaum also sounds like a great candle scent.     Would you be interested in any tea from August or Brutaliteas (the latter even has a Krampus-inspired tea)? Or, is there any tea from another purveyor you are lusting after?     August: OMG there is a new tea --  Wild Heart Smoky Lavender Oolong tea!  I'm not especially an oolong fan, but I would try this because hello lapsang souchong!    And even though I'm not a fan of malt, I kind of want to try the chocolate cherry tea (Cabaret.)     Last time I got samples of Avalon, Mojave, Breakfast, Dolomite, Civil Disobedience (because they were out of the 15 cup bags, sniff) and 15 cup bags of Metropolitan, Gold Rush, and Outlaw.  I would take more Civil Disobedience if that comes back in stock and I still need to test the samples.   Their Dots & Loops was actually amazing so now I am into trying apple teas (Dots and Loops was apple and anise/fennel, I love anise / fennel in my tea!) so I am curious about the Beltane (Apple Blossom Oolong) although it uses words like "mild" and "crisp" and "earthy" so ... they lost me there, but then they say "buttery baked apple" and I'm conflicted, haha.       Brutaliteas:  would totally try: * Butterbotch (I love butterscotch tea!!!) * Back in Blackberry * Cakes on a Plane * Chaiday the 13th * Cherrie * Cherrifier * Decomprose * Hot for Peacher * The Silence of the Jams * Waking the Lavender * War Figs * Cotton Candyman * Malloween  * Violet Cremes * Honeydew Hast * Neetlejuice * Jams   (No Rooibos/Honeybush, Mate/Yerba Mate, Pu Erh, Walnut, Coffee, Chili, chamomile, etc.  That leaves the Krampus inspired tea out as it has Pu Erh in it. Shudder.)       Coalition tea makes a great Krampus blend though!   https://www.coalitiontea.com/products/krampus-loose-leaf-holiday-blend-3-oz?variant=42703402467479 or if you want free shipping with $35, they have an etsy store too.  https://www.etsy.com/listing/1032537068/certified-elephant-friendly-krampus?ref=cart&variation0=3062772331     Is there any international snack you would love to get your hands on? (I can check and see if the International Marketplace in my city has it!) I love things like clotted cream, sticky toffee pudding, japanese kit kats, ... um... brain fog..  I love all kinds of fud.   Victim, how would you like an adorable Krampus t-shirt? I found two cute ones (one a pastel Krampus Cat and one is a more direct, olde timey Krampus), in both ladies and gent sizing. If you're interested let me know what size you'd like ASAP so I can order one for you! I don't do Pastel but I do have Krampus shirts on my etsy wishlist.  I wear an 18/20 in women's, so usually at least a 2xl womens.   are you interested in homemade brown sugar shortbread? I can do plain, or different flavor combinations incorporating chocolate, orange, cherry, lavender, rose, peppermint. Last year I made some lavender peppermint that was super yum.  I love shortbread (especially chocolate -- like the chocolate walker's shortbread is the BEST.)   But I'd be up for rose or lavender.  or ORANGE CHOCOLATE.  I don't really like mint in anything except my mint tea with licorice.      What are your feelings about fruitcake? This is full of fruit, booze and nuts and marzipan if I can find it. It's not your grocery store fruitcake.  I have only had one fruitcake I love - a cherry almond marzipan fruitcake with amaretto.  (You can make your own marzipan or get it at world market.)  It has dried pears in it too but you can't really taste them.   How about infused moonshine whiskey? Only if it's smooth and delicious.  *wink*     How do you feel about graphic novels and manga? Any favorites? I used to like them (especially things like Sandman, Watchmen, V, Lucifer, etc.) but I can't really read them anymore because my eyes suck.  I have to read things electronically where I can adjust the size of the font and that's no fun with graphic novels or comics.   Victim, would you be interested in a knitted or crocheted Krampus thing?   I NEED the crocheted Krampus hat with the horns.  I have the pattern already but I don't crochet.   Would you like a handmade wreath? I have made two in the past and really enjoyed the process, If so can you please let me know what your color preferences are. Do you tend to like sparse wreathes or packed ones? How would you feel about a Krampus wreath or would you prefer a general seasonal one? I would absolutely hang one on the door or somewhere in the house!  Krampus wreath!!!!   I mean, I love Black, Silver, and Purple but those don't seem very Krampus-y so maybe Black, Red, Green, Silver?  I don't know!  Anything except brown / yellow / orange / tan / cream is probably great!   Ummm not totally sparse so maybe more packed?   teeturtle is having one of their megasales - anything look fun to you? (they have way more than just t-shirts)  https://www.teeturtle.com/ Always!!   I usually do the women's in a 2xl but the last one I got is kind of large on me (I've lost weight, huzzah) so maybe I could try an XL?   However be aware that teeturtle sometimes has REALLY slow shipping and may not ship in time for you to send by the deadline.  I have designs on my amazon wishlist that I would love (put them there before the universal wishlist thingy went away.)   https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/39Q05UJVXC9BW?ref_=wl_share   I have lots from teepublic and teefury too.     Here's some new ones that aren't on my list: And look!  teeturtle has a Krampus shirt!!  https://www.teeturtle.com/products/have-yourself-a-scary-little-christmas-krampus?variant=19577791462777 and Cthulhumas!!  https://www.teeturtle.com/products/merry-cthulhumas?variant=19577791490179 And I love the Jack Skellington with the snowflake (What's this?)  https://www.teeturtle.com/products/whats-this?variant=19577791480093 I love all of the unicorn pins (holiday or not) and fox pins as well.     

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Krampusnacht 2023 Master Question List

Paintbox Soapworks Yule is coming out!   Are you interested in any (especially their not-Krampus-but-Sinister) of their offerings?   Interested in any of the Haus of Gloi Yule (or other things on their website?)   Would you be interested in any tea from August or Brutaliteas (the latter even has a Krampus-inspired tea)? Or, is there any tea from another purveyor you are lusting after?   Is there any international snack you would love to get your hands on? (I can check and see if the International Marketplace in my city has it!)   Victim, how would you like an adorable Krampus t-shirt? I found two cute ones (one a pastel Krampus Cat and one is a more direct, olde timey Krampus), in both ladies and gent sizing. If you're interested let me know what size you'd like ASAP so I can order one for you!   are you interested in homemade brown sugar shortbread? I can do plain, or different flavor combinations incorporating chocolate, orange, cherry, lavender, rose, peppermint. Last year I made some lavender peppermint that was super yum.    What are your feelings about fruitcake? This is full of fruit, booze and nuts and marzipan if I can find it. It's not your grocery store fruitcake.    How about infused moonshine whiskey?   How do you feel about graphic novels and manga? Any favorites?   Victim, would you be interested in a knitted or crocheted Krampus thing?     Would you like a handmade wreath? I have made two in the past and really enjoyed the process, If so can you please let me know what your color preferences are. Do you tend to like sparse wreathes or packed ones? How would you feel about a Krampus wreath or would you prefer a general seasonal one?   teeturtle is having one of their megasales - anything look fun to you? (they have way more than just t-shirts)  https://www.teeturtle.com/    

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Answers to Switch Witch 2023 Questions

8/29   would you like a scarf?  If so, colors, length, iwide or skinny?  Bulky yarn or thin and slinky??  Nah, I don't wear scarves unless they are really intense double knitting or colorwork.   I prefer long shallow crescent shawlettes!   
  How about some dishcloths, for the kitchen?  Or spa cloths for the bathroom?  If so, which?  Any particular colors??  I would take dishcloths for the kitchen made with scrubby!   Can always use more cloths for the bathroom too.   Colors would be the same as my usual favs.  Purples, blacks, jewel toned blues.  No neons, pastels, or navy.   Would you like any of Cat Coven's Halloween goods? It's her original artwork based on medieval art. (It's a limited edition of everything, so hopefully things arent sold out yet.) I don't think I see anything that I super need.  I like her t-shirts and dresses but they are pretty spendy compared to teeturtle sales.  I love her goat pin but not in gold, plus it's sold out.   Look at The Green Salmon's webpage The Green Salmon - do you fancy any of the teas, coffees etc? The Green Fairy latte mix sounds interesting.   Rootin' Tootin' Licorice Chai.   Green Salmon Black Tea Chai Latte mix.    Organic Daydreamer's Tea.   Any of the dark roast blends (whole bean.) Any of the cocoas except the berry, but especially the super shroom or the maca.     What are your favorite halloween/samhain treats to eat? Please be specific. I have access to various candy stores, including healthy candy lol. Soul cakes or Barmbrack or Fadge (I like mine with dried fruit like cherries and spices like cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, sometimes with cacao powder.)  Colcannon or champ or farls.  Mmmmm butter.     Pumpkin bread (I love Smitten Kitchens recipe.) Pumpkin cheesecake. Pumpkin soup. Roasted hollowed out pumpkins with something yummy served inside, like our harvest ragout soup. Roasted carrots, cauliflower, potatoes, sweet potatoes, turnips, parsnips, cabbage, and other veggies. Fenberry Pie (savory pie with cranberries and chicken or other meat.  Rabbit is excellent with it.) Baked apples and pears. Erbowle (hot liquidified plums spiced with cloves.) Salad with apples, pecans, hazelnuts, pomegranate, dried cranberries, blackberries, and some type of cheese. Apple butter or pumpkin butter. Apple cider or wassail. Caramel apples. Cinnamon and clove everything. Squash everything. Pumpkin ravioli. I don't usually eat corn (sooo much GMO corn out there), but I'll eat corn around samhain.  Roasted or mexican street corn is my fave.  And cornbread.    -  During this time I'll do kettle corn too.  NOM.  Sometimes caramel corn.     Sorry, I can't think of any candy that I especially would only want around Samhain.  (I don't do Hersheys or Nestle and prefer only ethical slave-free chocolate.)  Maybe some of Holly's Penuche?       Would you like any of these Snag Halloween tights? And if so, which of their sizes?  https://snagtights.com/pages/halloween No thanks, I don't do tights.  I'm lucky if I wear something other than tees/camis and pjs/shorts.     Also is there anything you would particularly like from the UK? Everything!  Tea (Bird & Blend, Whittard, Harrods, etc.)  Chocolate!  (NearyNógs!!  Ombar?  Solkiki!  Lucocoa!  Chocolate Tree (chocolate covered orange peel!!)  Forever Cacao (drinking chocolate with coconut sugar!)  London chocolate!  (omg truffles, caramels, etc.)  Montezumas (awesome looking truffles.  Truffles and drinking chocolate are my favorite.)  Wine gums!  Lush!   Future Primitive - Ghost Smoke everything!   Red Dwarf all the things!  I mean, really, I would probably spend like a million dollars (that I don't have) if I visited the UK.  I really want to go to Wales, Scotland, and Ireland.  I love knotwork, everything Arthurian, many BBC shows, ... Lots of good yarn there too!!  I mean, there are probably so many things that I don't even know I want.  Clotted cream!  Clotted cream fudge!  A decent pudding steamer!   Sticky Toffee pudding recipes!  I love tablet and tiffin.   I'd love to try Custard Creams!   Send me Jaffa cakes!  Send me decent Jammie Dodgers!  I love hob nobs digestives (no chocolate.)    Vintage things from portobello road market?   I love antique silver and glass crystal, especially purple glass or glass with neodymium in it.  Cheese?  Port (haha!)  Whisky??   Chutney?  Jam?   Scone mix?   Something awesome from Liberty Fabrics?  (cotton, like quilting fabric or tana lawn - fat quarter or a yard.)   Pim's No 1?   Handmade things from a craft market?   It's probably too hard to send me fish and chips, or great indian food, or afternoon tea, or scotch eggs, or cornish pastrys.   bulbs / seeds?    Give me a place to stay when I visit someday?       8/30   What Halloween things off RedBubble do you like? Share link if possible. I have RedBubble stuff on my amazon wish list (probably under clothing and under stickers.)       8/31   Is there anything you might want from Japan? Snacks (autumn flavors are out~), nerdy stuff, cute stuff anything! I love flavored kit kats!!!  I like spooky washi tape or origami paper.  I would love recycled kimono silk!!   (purples, blues, black, grey preferred.) I love japanese incense (low smoke preferred but will take whatever.)    I could use a soy sauce dish for sushi dipping, preferably with a meneki neko, or equine, or rabbit in the moon, or ...    maybe a furoshiki cloth?    I used to collect starbucks bears/city/Been There mugs, so any Japanese starbucks mugs (demitasse or ornament size would be great) or whatever.  I see that the website for Starbucks Japan has siren bears right now!!  Would love to try the japanese starbucks VIA Matcha or Hōjicha.  The bear shaped cold drink tumbler is the CUTEST.  I guess there are regional limited edition stuff that are only sold at certain stores too.   Maybe a cool starbucks gift card (empty is fine because I doubt they are compatible with the US stores -- SBUX Japan is it's own company and not part of SBUX US.) that says Japan or something.   Right now they should have the anniversary collection out but soon they will have a halloween collection too!   caramel macchiato mooncake!   Would love to try any snacks that are especially unique to Japan.  Tokyo Honey Sugar Butter Cookies?    Something with Sakura?  Moon Festival items or snacks (mooncake?)  Wagashi candy?     Shittori Choco?    Galbo (royal milk tea!!)    Bisco?    Bourbon Baum rolls?  Pizza poteto?  Black Thunder (custard apple pie sounds fantastic!)    Konpeito Sugar Candy?    Dorayaki (chocolate, custard, or matcha?)    cream collons?  caramels?   Koala's march?  (honey, matcha, or chocolate) Seasonal purple sweet potato flavored hi chew or other goodies?   I mean, I've never been there so I don't know what I'd want?   But I love sweet things and sometimes savory things.       is there anything being removed from site or a virtual con scent you are interested in trying?  I grabbed the virtual con scents I wanted.  I am sooo behind on updating my wish list though!  I think I'm ok on stuff leaving the site, although I missed out on Lupers.   Moonalisa.....she just released her new Halloween scents, lip balm, candles, and soaps, want anything?  (mooscents.com) I bought some lip balm, so I'm good.     9/1   I was wondering whether Tim Tams in any incarnation would tempt my witchee? I've had Tim Tams and thought they were only ok.  I am a heathen!   Maybe if there is a special seasonal flavor?  I would take other sweet Australian goodies.  Jaffs?  Carmello Koala?   Picnic bar?  Anzac biscuits?   Maggie Beer Fig and Fennel Paste?   wagon wheels?  Scotch finger biscuits?  Iced vovos?   cheese twisties?  I would try a cherry ripe although I don't usually love coconut in candy bars.   kingstons?  hundreds & thousands?  violet crumble?   Any kind of snack that is australian that you like.  no vegemite though, I can get that here.       On the less sweet side, are there any other Australian things you might be tempted by? Starbucks Australia exclusive things?   Bearista (looks like a Siren Bearista!)   I am totally jealous of the Rabbit in the Moon hot beverage tumblers and water bottles that are out there right now.    Any city mugs or "been there" mugs / demitasse / ornaments would be very welcome!     Do you enjoy fanfic? I would be happy to write something for you, and/or read/comment upon/gush over thing(s) you've written, if that's something you'd enjoy... Not especially.      Would you appreciate rare TAL decant(s) in 1 mL amber roll-on bottle(s)? Sure!   How do you feel about enamel pins?  If positively, which fandoms or topics would you like? I don't ever wear them.  I have a bunch that are stuffed in a cookie jar.  I could use a coffin shaped fabric thing to hang on the wall and put all of my pins on.  Umm I don't even know what I want until I see it.   9/2   I make lightweight hairfalls, the kind that can be attached to a pony  tail or to pig tails. They are good for those of us that are more tender-headed. I use a variety of materials like shibori ribbon, and puffy yarns and pieces of lace and silk. You can use them for every day or as part of your Weenie costume. Is this of interest to you? If so tell me what length, what color(s) and if you want one for a pony tail or two for pig tails. No thank you, I suck at putting those on, haha!
During my recent travels I got to experience the incredible delight of Serge Luten perfumers here in Paris (imagine if the Lab and Anna Sui made babies inside a Cadbury Cream Egg decorated with stained glass windows and...you've come close to the experience of being in that shop). Anyway, after spending gobs of monies, they loaded me up with delectable samples of their insanely expensive wares- do you want some??? Um, YES.
Haus Of Gloi just had their Halloween update! Anything appeal to you? https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/fall-1  I would take Ghost Puffs in any of the scrubs/whipped soap and maybe a small body emulsion?  Would take candles in any of these:  Blueberry Tart, Lemon Marshmallow, Marshmallow Rose, Apple Milk, Blood Orange Marshmallow, Cozy Pumpkin, Ghost Puffs, Olde Cider Haus, Pumpkin Eater, Pumpkin Queen, Red Roan.  (Candles would be for my mom.)  Refresher sprays welcomed in Blood Orange Marshmallow or Ghost Puffs (or Lemon Marshmallow from summer area but there is only 1 left!)  I would take butterbombs but I don't see any!    9/3   I just came across this Etsy shop (TheGrayMuse) and  I WILL BE ORDERING and wondering if you would like something from there as well? Not really my thing.   Future Primitive Soaps has released it's fall stuff.  Would you like anything from there dearest witchee?  https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk Ghost smoke whipped soap or scrub!  (I'd actually like her recipes for everything too, I think she sells those on her etsy.)   I harvested some elderberries yesterday and I have a lot more out there, so I made a batch of elderberry syrup. Would you appreciate a 4oz bottle of it? Sure!   Do you want anything from Sea Witch Botanicals (I can buy it locally from shops)? I love Sea Witch! *Scented Veil, Incense, or Candles scents:  qouth the raven, white lodge, hermitage, herbal renewal, krampus (I have scented veil in krampus), green fairy, timberwolf, ostara, lammas... I think Hermitage would be my top pick in scented veil.  EDIT:  I would totally try the new Samhain incense!! *Would try the facial soap and facial care products, the shampoo bar, starry night lip balm, the homecleaning duo (on sale!)   I love pinch pigs!!   They're sold out at Sea Witch but I think etsy has a ton of them from various people.     Hirons Drug Store - which is basically an Unbelievable place to browse for every kind of eclectic, fun, spooky, weird, and even useful thing you could want - so tell me some Odds And Ends of things you like or want, I know this is open ended, sorry - - gadgetry, stickers, toys, pens, costumery, snacks, decoration, kitchen stuff, etc Stickers, pens, snacks...    Gift Certificates you'd like to places that are local to you? Yuppy Puppy (toenail trims)   Mostly I like GC's for food because I'm poor and eating out is a treat.  I eat total crap food when I eat out.   Costa Vida, MOD pizza ... unfortunately the super local places don't have GC's.  (The Steer Inn, The Ram, D'Lish's, etc.)      How do you feel about ILNP nail polish and what are your favs from the new Cosmos collection and any others on their site?? I rarely wear nail polish, although ILNP is my fav!   Would you be interested in anything from Alobudra? https://alobudrallc.company.site/products/ I am kind of intrigued by backflow incense but I would need a backflow incense holder.  I saw one that is a gargoyle the other day and wanted it but resisted. I like mists, incense, bath salts, candles, resins...  anything with my scent profile.   are there any more “traditional” Japanese souvenirs you’d like to have (think chopsticks, tenugui, washi paper, etc.)? See answer above!   9/4   Would you like to try Brujita Skincare ?  (Ignore the out of stock except for In Your Room collection and Inner Child Ritual candle.) The Sandalwood hydrosol sounds nice.  Minis of Sea Algae cleanser, Purple Reina facial scrub, and Vegan creme?   Would you be interested in any jewelry or other items made with tiny bones from this shop? There are some Halloween themed ones: https://www.tinybonesandthings.com/s/shop I don't wear much jewelry and don't have room for the vials or domes, so pass.   If you like tea, is there anything you would like from Bird & Blend? https://www.birdandblendtea.com/ I love bird and blend!!!  I would love to try the Sticky Chai, Rose & Cardamom Chai, Toffee Chai, Butter Brew, Peach Cobbler, Violet Cream, Campfires & Vampires, Devon Cream...   and could always use more Bonfire Toffee and Vicky's Sponge Cake!!     9/5   BloomChic - just discovered them - Take a look at the Halloween stuff, and tell me the link and the size of whatever thing you like! These are all kind of "my style".  I'm an 18/20.  Sorry, I didn't get link, just read that now, but I did cut and paste the actual name so they shouldn't be hard to find.  I don't usually wear dresses much though, so the sleep stuff would probably get the most use.  I kind of really want the hooded sleep jumpsuit, haha!   Halloween Skull Print Hooded Zipper Sleep Jumpsuit (black or purple)  
Halloween Skull & Spider Web Print Pocket Sleep Pants 
Halloween Skull & Floral Print Bell Sleeve Dress
Halloween Bat Print Elastic Waist sleep shorts
Halloween Bat Pattern Mesh Pompom Trim Dress
Halloween Bat Print Mesh Square Neck Dress
Halloween Bat Print Pocket Button Up Sleep Jumpsuit
Bat Print Pocket Square Neck Dress
Halloween Skull Print Pocket Sleep Short   Poesie Tea! Do you like? Some of my favorites are from this company. https://www.poesieperfume.com/loose-leaf-tea All of the black teas except the chestnut sound good.  I don't do chamomile, rooibos/honeybush,  pu-erh, or mate.  I'm kind of meh about oolong and green unless it is very deliciously flavored.  (I do like jasmine tea!)  I don't often do tissanes/herbals, when I do it's usually basil/licorice/mint/eucalyptus  (Breathe Easy original from Traditional Medicinals is one of my staples.)  Please don't send me caffeine free tea / herbal tea / tissanes unless it's specifically on my wish list.     9/6   Would you like anything from Trader Joe's? (Pumpkin products are, sadly, not in stores yet, but they will be during this round!) I have a Trader Joe's so I'm probably good.  I guess I should finish off the Pumpkin Sticky Toffee puddings from TJ's that I've been hoarding.  And the maple bread.  OM NOM NOM.   Do you have any Halloween traditions? I used to ALWAYS do corn mazes but I haven't done one since moving to this side of the state.      What about Halloween-related fandoms? (ie. The Nightmare Before Christmas) Yes, NBC is a big one.  But like Halloween is Everyday.  Ministry said so.   non-U.S folks!!!  We always end up asking what we'd like from your exotic-to-us locales, but do you have any wishes for things from the States? I iz in the states, but if you live in a place that has Starbucks Been There mugs or find a City Mug at a Thriftstore... think of me.   I make things from thrifted sweaters that I cut up & make things from.  Do you like armwarmers?   I personally do not need any as I am too hot 99.99999999% of the time.  But my son wears his ALL YEAR LONG, even when it's 100 outside.  (hats too!)  If you wanted to make him some, he would be so grateful! Long or short?  Long long long Solid color ( elegant) or funky stripes made from multiple sweaters?  Stripes or solid color both work. Fave colors?  His fav colors are blue and green (jewel tone or dark - not navy, not pastels.) Is cashmere okay?  Yes. Wool & related blends? ( I never use scratchy wool for arm warmers.)  Great! Do you like buttons used decoratively?  Absolutely.  He loves dragons and pirates and vikings.   I also do coiled & sewn rope work- it's functional art I wrap the rope in fabric & add appliques.  I just had my first art show with these- bowls, trivets ( that can hang on the wall when not in use), coasters.  Is this something you'd  like ?   Um, duh!  What sort of Halloween fabric?  Whimsical? Witchy, bats, mushrooms, moths?   BATSSSSSSS.  Also sugar skulls.  Or sugar skully dogs.  Gravestones.  Spooky trees.  Purple / black / grey / silver, no orange or yellow please. How gothy do you like?  ALL THE GOTHY. have velvets & sparkly stuff to work with too.  What is your preference witchee?  oooh!  Velvets!  Except that they are probably harder to get dog hair out of.  Just cotton is ok.  Sparkly is good too.     9/7    How do you feel about cherry things? Check out Cherry Republic and let me know if anything catches your eye! I love cherry things!  Cherry balsamic vinegar!  dried cherries (whichever kind would be best in my cherry almond fruitcake.)  Milk chocolate covered cherries and or dark chocolate cherry turtles.   Cherry jam or preserves, or spiced cherry preserves.  Cherry black tea.  Shortbread.  Cherry nut mix.   Black Cherry Cream Soda, True Cherry Cola, Cherry Root Beer, Cherry Lime Soda.  (I hardly EVER drink soda, but I would make an exception for these.)    Similarly, are you into fancy flavors of olive oil or vinegar? Check out Fustini's and let me know if anything appeals! OMG I love flavored oils and vinegars!  And really really really thick artisan balsamic vinegar.  I bought a bottle of it at a renn fair of all places and my mom used it all!  The nerve!  (and I got her three bottles of flavored, sigh!)  So probably the 12 or 18 year dark balsamic.    If their balsamic is super thick, I would also probably love most of the fruit ones.  (Cara Cara Vanilla, Peach, Raspberry, Apple, Mango, Pomegranate, Strawberry.)  The really thick ones can be used as salad dressing (without oil) and that gets a lot of use at our place.  The vanilla bean white balsamic sounds really interesting too!   We also have an awesome store for jams and sauce, American Spoon which you should totally check out! Mmm!  Maple Syrup, Star Thistle Honey, Raw Honey, Salted Maple Caramel, Maple Cream, Candied Pecans, Red Raspberry Butter, Damson Plum Preserves, Honeycrisp Apple Conserve, Spiced Pear Conserve... too many things.  I just love food and this is why I need to be on my keto diet, haha!  (I'm taking a break whenever I plateau, so I can still eat other things within reason.)   Would you like some locally sourced maple syrup? oooh yes.  Maple sugar treats are good too.     Finally, I live in a place known for fudge. Do you like it and/or are their flavors you particularly like? My favorite shop is Murdick's if you need to see a flavor list. I love penuche (no nuts!)  (Holly (Greenwoodtree) makes the BEST penuche!  Holly's Apple Pie is amazing too.)   Oooh they have BUTTERSCOTCH.  One of my fav flavors for pudding and soda, haha.  I would definitely try that!  I also like chocolate with cherries, or chocolate peanut butter.    Or peanut butter chocolate chip.   chocolate caramel sea salt.  plain chocolate.  plain double chocolate.   turtle!  If I were at a store, I would want to sample the butter pecan and the maple bourbon pecan.  and the vanilla.  because those sound interesting but I don't know that I would want a whole slice.  Can you get it in smaller quantities at the store?   Anything from the IKEA Halloween store catch your witchy eye? https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/campaigns/halloween/ I do not.  I would say the light up black tree, but I got one in a swap last year!  Now I just need nightmare before christmas ornaments and tree topper for it!    (ideas on my amazon holidays list)   https://wildsoulriver.com I own the Magical Nature Tarot and love the feel of the cards.  They have candles and teas and tinctures and books of the activist or witchy sort.  Anything you see that you'd like? I would love a hagstone!   The Herbal Spell Baths look fun.   Honey, Maple Syrup.   Wow, it sounds like the Wild Rose Essence was made for me.   I live near a Penzey's Spice https://www.penzeys.com  - do you cook?  Not a lot because so many people here in the house and one is very controlling about food and the kitchen. - Do you want fancy schmancy spices or spice blends?   I actually have a lot right now.  The only kind of thing I really need is really good organic grass fed ghee. -  If you cook is there a type of cuisine you are interested in learning more about and would appreciate a starter pack of spices for that type of cooking?  Nope, I'm good.   Colourpop's Haunted Mansion collection dropped today.   If you're interested in makeup or skin care, are you interested in anything from Colourpop?  https://colourpop.com/ https://colourpop.com/pages/wishlist?wishlist=0qICbpa-qefHhWGPKgoVk2QwlR1Dc2z4Gkf6Js1Qdg- I really kind of want the smoky eye palette.   And the haunted mansion super shock eyeshadow.     Anything of interest from Cellar Door? (They have candles and soaps.) I would love a Once Bitten candle but they are on the spendy side.     Are you into wax melts, candles, incense, room sprays, or none of the above? I like all of those things but I hardly ever use any of them.   Would you like anything from Luvmilk's Monster Mash? I love luvmilk!
Products:
Bath Salts, Milk Bath, Dusting Powder (no Puff needed), Sugar Scrub
Bags are fine for salts/milk bath    Scents:
Alien Girlfriend
Pegasus Lover   Old Flames scents:
Clown Girlfriend
Gumiho Girlfriend
Oni Lover
Scarecrow Girlfriend   I dye yarn.  Are you a person who crafts with such?  What fiber, weights, and colors would tickle your fancy?  Would you rather have two different 100g skeins or enough of the same something for a bigger project? I do use yarn!  I like fingering, Sport, DK, Worsted, Aran...  If fingering, a skein of 100g or two different skeins of 100g are enough for a project most likely.  200g are probably big enough for the other weights of yarn too, I could make matching mitts and hats or something.   Provided my experiments work, would you be interested in a bar of homemade tallow soap?  I promise I will not send you anything particularly suspect, so this is entirely contingent upon my competence. Sure!     Do homemade caramels or shortbread tickle your fancy? Um, yum.  Matcha shortbread!   Caramels of all kinds.     9/8   because I’m a knitting kind of witch, would you appreciate a pair of hand knit socks. If yes, would you like them in a particular colour?  I don't wear socks often but I would always take hand knitted socks.  I usually do stripey but it depends on your yarn stash I guess!  I do a lot of black or grey for socks, but purple would be good too!   What type of spooky season imagery do you like? (Ie. bats, ghosts, vintage Halloween, etc.) Bats, skulls, corvids, gargoyles/grotesques.  Creepy bottles!  Nightmare before Christmas stuff.   Astrid's Autumn Line and Anniversary Tea Party just dropped.  Anything you want?   Yes!  Usually there is too much fruit or floral in her perfumes but some of these sound like they're my style.  Just decants would be perfect. - Darkness Summoned - Rose Gold - Weaving Beneath the October Moon (ok, sometimes I like lavender and pumpkin together)   Homemade and preserved food goodies - Which of these things would you like my dear witchie? All are organic and grown or made by me. sun-dried heirloom tomatoes  Yes! dried ancho chile peppers - can be whole halves or ground into a delicious powder  Sure! sugar-free candied pecans and walnuts or almonds  Pecans or Almonds, I don't like walnuts. gourmet quality fudge in many flavors (formerly from my ETSY shop which I had to close until I have my own home again) please give me an idea the kinds of flavors you like. My more popular ones are Penuche, Choc & PB, Pumpkin pie, Forest fruit (with cherries, blueberries and cranberries), Vegan chocolate  Penuche (no nuts), Apple Pie, Forest Fruit!! dried italian plums (pitted)  Nah, I have lots. sugar-free canned plum or logan berry jam  Loganberry jam!! freshly dried rosemary, thyme, basil, parsley individually or in combo  Any of the above. almond flour baked goods (low carb, sugar free, and gluten free) - give me examples of savory and sweet things you'd like  Butterscotch, matcha shortbread, cardamom/clove, hatch chilis..    Might you like a witch hat?  Later this month I'm  taking a class at an area museum where I'm  supposed to decorate 2 hats.  Also I crochet wicked cute witchy hats. I already have one from you!     9/9   Do you see anything here that interests you?  They have dry shampoos, whipped soaps, awesome hand cream, linen spray, sugar scrubs and perfume. https://www.etsy.com/shop/faefragrance/?etsrc=sdt I can't tell if they use clean ingredients or not so pass.   9/10   Anything you want from my favorite local tea shop? www.fridaytea.com I like black tea or jasmine tea mostly.  I do like chai (with black tea) as well!     - Choco Cherry black tea (I don't always like chocolate in my tea, but this sounds interesting!  enough to try it - sample?) - Irish Cream black tea - Lapsang Souchong or Russian Caravan (I love my smoky tea) - Pirate King Blend (smoky and irish cream together, win win) - Queen of Hearts (I almost always love me some rose tea.) - Rue the Day (Star Anise and cherry sound like an interesting blend.) - Harvest Spice  - Caramel Apple black tea - Masala Chai - Dragon Phoenix Jasmine Pearls - Supreme Jasmine Snowflake   The Locked Tomb is one of my fav fandoms; here are the blends I would like to try from it.  too bad the sampler is sold out.  - II.  For the Shield - III. For the Crown - VI. For the Blossom (ok, I'm not usually a fan of Oolong or green, but this came up with a jasmine search so I would try it.) - IV. For Fidelity - IX. For the Tomb (so expensive tho!)   How about from my skincare person? drjensbeautylab.com/ Sure!  I have really dry skin that manifests by making my sebaceous glands overproduce so I end up with really oily skin.  - So I could use a really good moisturizer.    - The lavender eucalyptus scrub sounds nice.    - Whatever cleanser or serum would be good for my skin -- I get a lot of mild acne because of the over oil production but the oil production would be cured by treating the dry skin, so I don't want products for oily skin, y'know? - The setting powder looks great! - whatever you think I'd like.   How about from my witchy Chandler? https://www.etsy.com/shop/TeresaLynnsSimpleLux - A lot of their candles sound nice but I don't burn candles very often.  My mom burns candles though, so I could enjoy their scent out in the living room.  The Sinus candle looks interesting, and anything that has scent notes I like is fine.  Stolen Hoodie, Witching Hour, Uncle Ted's Pipe Tobacco, Self Love,  Y'all Gonna Make Me Burn My Sage Up in Here Up in Here,  Record Store Nag Champa. (prefer no pumpkin or coffee) - Good Night Moon spray?   It's also that time of year where I make handmade soap (usually with calendula infused olive oil, tallow, oatmeal and honey) and candles (feel free to specify color and size, I don't usually scent them, but I do have a clover and apple scent I've been wanting to play with). I can also annoint and dress candles with TALs and herbs. Any interest? Yes to the soap, no to candles (I'm not a fan of unscented except for ritual candles and clover/apple don't sound like my scents.)   TAL/herb ritual candles would be good!   I also grow herbs which can be culinary or magical. I'd be happy to prepare a smudge or dry some herbs for your enjoyment. I currently have oregano (yellow and standard), mugwort, thyme, sage (purple or garden), tea peppermint, chives, lovage, plantain, comfrey, raspberry leaf, and yarrow. I'm probably forgetting something. Yes to everything except the mugwort, I have tons (from winterblizzard even!)   I also make salves! My go to in an arnica, calendula and comfrey mix for healing wounds or chapped skin. This can also be used on pet paws. We do have barely enough time that I could do a custom infusion. Pet paw salve would be nice!        9/11   Anything in the Paintbox Soapworks Halloween update looking good to you? https://paintboxsoapworks.com/new-limited-edition/2023-weenie-collection/ Let me in at Your Window is the only one that doesn't have any scent notes I don't like in it.  Sorbetto or Bath Streusel are the products I like.  (plus bonus points for Kate Bush / Wuthering Heights.)  Also fantasticake, GTFO, Red Right Hand, The Queen is Dead, sample of Cartographer's Wasp (not sure if I would have a skin reaction to the Cassia.)  Or in the Karen Rose collection, the Deacon sorbetto.  In the benefit collection, pussy hat sorbetto.   9/12   If you have a furry friend living with you, what sort of treats do they like? What treats DON'T they like??   I am a bit picky about food though, and for dogs I try to get all ingredients grown and made in the US or a country with good food laws (not China for sure) and stay away from fillers.  No rawhide.  They love bully sticks but those cost their weight in gold.   If you're in the Seattle area, Mud Bay has great grain free bulk cookies!  I usually get the salmon ones.  Or the blueberry hearts.     9/13    What is your feelings on seasonal mugs?  Yes or, no?  Too many in your house or bring them on??  I really have too many normal coffee mugs to have seasonal ones plus I only do huge mugs (20oz preferred but 16/18 is ... ok) and I mostly drink out of covered mugs, so I love ceramic ones with handles and lids or some of the stainless steel travel mugs I have on my beverages amazon wishlist (links to red bubble / society 6.)  I always wait for a sale at both Society6 and Red Bubble, and I have a bunch of $5 off codes  but I don't know how to give them to a witch without it spoiling surprises.  There are usually lots of sales there up to 70% off if sign up for the spammy email alerts (I create alternate accounts for all of my spam lists and birthday reward lists and stuff... yay for free gmail.)   Abigail Larson moved from society6  -- Her stuff is on Threadless now.  -- but I can't make new links on the amazon wish list since they discontinued the universal wish list, sigh.  But I love her Three of Swords and Raven travel mugs.  But they are a lot more expensive now then they were on Redbubble/society6.  sigh.  And I don't know if threadless ever has sales or how that all works or what the quality of their mugs is.     I do collect the sbux "been here" and "city mugs" but prefer the demitasse / ornament size if available, the full size if not.    (not the to go mugs in those since I don't drink out of them, they just go with my collection, haha!)  The "been here" usually comes in a box.  
  Are your wishlists - Amazon, Etsy, etc - up to date, and if so, are they all linked somewhere that I can find them?   Yes, they are linked in my SW and Circular Swap help in signature.
  Do you have anything you use every day that you wouldnt mind getting more of? Epically Epic lip balm for sure.  The Turkish Delight is AMAZING.  And I have talked to the owner and they are clean ingredients, so good to go.   I'd love to try the Marshmallow and Lavender Marshmallow (as well as like 100 more Turkish Delights, hee hee.)   Otherwise I use dog cookies every day (multiple times, they are very spoiled and will constantly do tricks or bring me things to exchange for cookies.)  I can always use more leashes so I can start keeping some in my car and some outside by the pig area for when I need emergency restraint for a dog (to walk them to the pasture with me or outside of the fence.)     Anything you love or need to have from Adagio or Rishi teas? I don't do Adagio (HORRIBLE OWNER, google for horror stories from employees.)  I really am actually almost full on tea since my bff sent me a HUGE PACK for my birthday this week.  Although I always love more from Mariage Freres, Bird & Blend, or my wish list, haha!  I am such a tea hoarder!   I just ordered another case of Breathe Easy (Traditional Medicinals) since my lungs feel like crap after all of the fires and I ran out, so I'm good there.  
List here things you wish you would've added to your questionnaire  Umm  I can't think of anything. I could use a new phone tough case but again with the spendy unless you get a huge sale.  (I have a bunch on my red bubble wish list which is in my SW - Circular Swap Help linked in my signature.)  The iPhone SE (2020)/8 - Tough is the right one.     9/14   Nocturne Alchemy just dropped their Halloween update! You like the looks of anything? https://nocturnealchemy.com/collections/limited-collection I think I have it narrowed down to two.  I will probably order them myself.   Is there anything you would like from the Weenie update? tbd   How do you feel about stickers?  If positively, are there any themes you'd rather not have stickers of? I really have too many stickers but I also wouldn't say no to all of the ones on my red bubble wish list, so ....  I might need more water bottles to put stickers on or something.  My current stainless bottle is getting pretty full of stickers and I don't like to overlap them.   What about crystals, cool rocks, and gemstones? Obviously you are not my witch because I have lots of those things (I think?) on my wishlists (amazon and etsy.)    Gimme!!   9/15   How do you feel about Squishmallows and Squishables? (They have mini and micro sizes for those who like cute plushies but don't have a lot of space.) I have mini cthulhu and the wolf with the moon (mini Hati II.)  I got my son the mini plague doctor.  I'd love any bats or gargoyles!  Also unicorns!  And baphomet!  And yeah, there are lots I like.   ooh there is a new baby cthulhu... but baphomet, gargoyle, happy bat, or honduran white bat would be my first choices of things in stock.     Would you wear enamel pins with chains that are meant to be put on lapels? (Something like this.) probably not if they are connected with chains, I rarely wear shirts with collars.   Speaking of enamel pins... The Pickety Witch's Autumn and Halloween collection just dropped. Has anything caught your eye? Lil bat, but sold out.  I have more on my Etsy wishlist (from Pickety witch's Etsy shop) under jewelry and pins.   I used to make mobiles out of paper cranes, would you appreciate something like this? if so, what size restrictions do you have, if any? ie., should it take up less space vertically or horizontally? color palette preference?  No thank you, I make my own cranes!   9/16   ordering bulbs from https://oldhousegardens.com and was wondering if my witchee would like some.    any of the snowdrops!!!!  S. Arnott mentions strong scent and good cut flowers, so maybe that one.     Would you like something like "sock arms" if I find time to craft?  (Sometimes I make a pattern called Toast or Toasty {one has a thumb the other is just a tube} http://www.afriendtoknitwith.com/2008/09/toasttoasty.html.   here are other photos from my blog:  https://www.elkaknits.com/?p=845 )  -- If so what sort of colors?   My son likes sock arms or really long fingerless mitts.  Soft non scratchy (but not acrylic), his favs are green and blue.  (He is 30 something, so adult size.)   Witchee, what's your take on seasonal-themed Washi tape? I have a LOT of seasonal Washi tape actually, but I welcome all Halloween-y tape, especially bats.  Also unicorns.  And scratch and sniff tape.  And whatever is cool.  I have enough valentine's day, fourth of july, easter, Yule, etc. to last for years.

What about seasonal treats from Trader Joe's? I go there a lot, so I'm good.  

I make gluten-free biscotti this time of year, lemon and also cocoa varieties: does this sound good to you? I love biscotti!  Chocolate, chocolate almond, almond, gingerbread... 

Would you like me to make a music mix for you? I kick it old school with a burned CD. If you're into this, name at least 3 to 5 genres of music you already love, or are interested to explore more of! I do listen to CDs in my car, so if you want to make some, go for it.  I mostly listen to dark wave / 80's pop these days and I still have a lot of industrial music CDs but they don't get a lot of use.  My current favorite album is the new one from Tears for Fears.   Right now in my car I have New Order, Moev, TFF, Depeche Mode's new album, Howard Jones, Ned's Atomic Dustbin, Oingo Boingo, some mix CD's from violetchaos, and ... I don't remember what else.     9/17   Anything here you like? https://bserway.com/ i have a lot of his artwork.  Too much, I don't have frames for all of it!!  I still have a bunch on my Etsy wishlist though, under artwork.   The ones that are not on Etsy that I like and don't have are: Cauldron's Bottom https://bserway.com/products/cauldron-s-bottom Gsleslicr https://bserway.com/products/copy-of-blackwood-anthropophagy Sleepy hollow https://bserway.com/products/copy-of-among-sheep-1   i think these ones are on Etsy: Remember Me as a time of Night https://bserway.com/products/remember-me-as-a-time-of-night Waning neonate https://bserway.com/products/waning-neonate the crone's seer https://bserway.com/products/the-crone-s-seer Old dreams waiting to be realized https://bserway.com/products/dreams-waiting-to-be-realized   also I like the cars, postcards, stickers.  It looks like the mystery pack is still in stock although most of the rest are sold out.   (I have no nightmares, memento mori, duskmother, foxtales, featherweight, the fox & the crow, I might have mirror ov uncloaking???, nightbringer, Jersey devil, sleipnir, and more that aren't listed on Etsy or his website right now.)   so, yeah, I could use a ton of  black frames with pure white mats, matted for 8x10, with glass.   also if you wanted to get me a print, I really really really someday want "lala dog", "waiting", and "chosen" from zepplinmoon (on Etsy artwork wishlist.)   Anything you'd like from my Ren Fest?  There is an outstanding garlic based shop I'll  be going to next weekend, for my annual stock up of their spice blends & garlic oil blends.  Any other Renny stuff that you like? I love garlic!  I love ceramics with crows, friesians, gargoyles, pibbles, Celtic knot work, ferrets... I love the huge ren faire blankets with any of the same.  Henna kits could be fun if they have good stencils.  Cool hand made brooms are probably too spendy and hard to send, lol.  I adore faires and markets and love all the things.   know we are looking at a lot of candles, but if you are into looking at more (and it is ok to say you are not), do any of these strike your fancy? https://www.lakewoodwax.com/candlesforacause (Feel free to take a look at their current and signature scents too but I wanted to highlight these fundraiser scents first!)
I can't tell if they use clean products and scents or not, so pass.       8/19   f you are a person who appreciates tarot and oracle decks, do you have a strong preference about receiving new ones vs gently/barely used? I do not!  I am getting a bit overloaded with tarot and oracle decks tho.  I removed some from my etsy and amazon wish lists I think.  I am ok with most things gently used.   Are you a Studio Ghibli fan, and if so, what are your feelings about fan made art featuring characters? No thank you!  I am not that much of a Ghibli fan.   Want anything from LUSH? Here's the link specifically to their Halloween drop (https://www.lush.com/us/en_us/c/halloween) BUT, feel free to peruse all of it. Um, yes.  But you have to check their ingredients carefully to make sure no SLS or parabens because they use both.  Some of their tooth things have saccharin (shudder.)  I use the Plaque Sabbath which has xylitol and I'd prefer it was stevia sweetened instead, but sigh.   Also I would like to say that I hate LUSH new website.  Shopping by tag is not my jam, and stuff will pull up and then disappear (like the Unicorn lip scrub) so I don't know if they just don't have it anymore or what.  Our only local LUSH is downtown where there is no unpaid parking, so I don't go very often.  Like less than once a year.  So samples of stuff is always appreciated, I know their prices are high.   Scents:  I love most things from LUSH (smell wise) so I am not sure you could go wrong.  My fav smells from there are Silky Underwear, Snowcake, Twilight / Sleepy, Butterball, Rose Jam, Lord of Misrule, Candy Fluff/Snow Fairy, Lust, Flying Fox, Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds.  (yes, some of these are long discontinued.)     Products:   No:    * Their solid perfume does not work on me * I don't especially love the lip scrubs, as an FYI, except for Unicorn. * The wash cards have SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.)   * Most of the Body Scrubs have SLS.  (Ocean Salt self preserving is ok, I love samples.) * Most of the shower gels have SLS. * Most of the solid and liquid shampoos have SLS.  (The cream shampoo I checked did not.) * Most of the bubble bars have SLS. * Some of the facial oils have parabens. * Most of the bath bombs have SLS. * Most of the creamy moisturisers have parabens.       Yes:  * Melts look like they would be ok!   (bath melts - at least the Sleepy one is, it's the only one I looked at.) * Dream Cream (self preserving) is what I am out of and use the most but it's super spendy so I try to get it during the Yule sale and I have enough Sleepy cream to last me until then.       - I THINK most body creams are safe, I just have to check each one.  I only use Dream Cream on my hands.  Rose Argan body conditioner looks interesting (I love samples!) * Soap (omg, Lord of Misrule soap!  I'd love some Demon in the Dark, I used to get that all the time before it was discontinued.  The Dia de Muertos soap (Cempasúchil) looks fun - I would like to sniff it but they probably don't samples of LE stuff?)  I would totally also take Rose Argan soap (sample?) * Angels on Bare Skin *  Movis facial soap looks interesting, would love a sample    - I think most facial soaps and cleansing balms (like Sleepy Face) are ok, but double check.  (I love samples) * Skin Drink self preserving moisturiser is ok. Peace is ok,  (I love samples!) * Rose Lollipop lip balm looks interesting (they can probably do a sample, they gave me samples of solid perfumes so ...)  * Full of Grace solid facial serum / moisturizer looks interesting (I love samples!)     9/20   Part 2 of the Autumnal/Halloween drop from Haus of Gloi is coming this weekend- take a look and see if anything is compelling! https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/haus-herald/fall-part-2 I would try a scrub or exfoliant in Violet Moon for sure.   Yay butterbombs!  But none of those scents sound good to me.  Nag Champa yes, but leaves?  no.  

Also, I live in Philly and will use ANY reason to spend time at the Mütter Museum- anything of interest (including, but not limited to, the well-loved BPAL exclusive for the museum, Ü?) https://www.muttermuseumstore.org I don't know.  A magnet?  A lens cloth?  Plague Doctor pin?   Spit Means Death button?   If you are so inclined, do you want or need any natural items or ingredients for spellwork that could be collected from forests, ocean, fields or stream?  I also have access to oak gall ink and various other esoteric substances. Wow, that sounds great!!  All of the above.  You'd have to tell me what kind of pen to use with the ink though.   Are you a fan of the show Cobra Kai? Negatory.   Do you enjoy any of the scented items from Victoria's Secret? Hard pass.    Would you be interested in receiving a silver locket with papyrus and herbs inside, as a protective amulet? Heck yeah!     9/21   So Witchee mine, are you a spellworker? - any interest  in acorns? I am a lazy spellworker but I would LOVE to have a bunch of acorns.  maybe 3 or 5 or however many.  I need to remember to go look for the teeny tiny acorns that are in a parking lot at the "old" costco location (I don't think anything else has moved into that building yet, but it has lots of oaks around the perimeter of the parking lot.)   Witchee, do you like anything from Lenny Mud?    ok, so I have had the "A Woman's Place is in the Resistance" mug on my wish list forever but never buy it for myself and it hasn't ever been one of the deeply discounted sale items, but they are spendy so I don't expect anyone to get me one (or anything on my wish list really, but my lists should give you an idea of the things I like?  I love hand made / home made and local things too!)   I might get a bunch of their stickers when I get mom a bigfoot mug.  and I might get the night circus travel mug and the ruth bader ginsberg mug because sale.     9/22   From previous questions you've answered, I know a lot about the teas you'd like from specific places, but I want to know your more general tea preferences.   Black, green, white, rooibos, oolong, herbal?   Pretty sure you are not my witch then because my Circular Swap help is pretty detailed about the kind of tea I like.  As in, I like black and flavored black, matcha, SOMETIMES green, jasmine, meh on white, only certain herbals (I LOATHE camomile), ixnay on the rooibos and honeybush and puereh and mate, meh on the oolong.       -  Japan is particularly big on their green tea and hojicha (roasted green tea), any interest? ok, I have never tried hojicha and I would love to try some.  I saw that SBUX has matcha and hojicha via (dried in little "stick" pouches) and I love matcha in sticks like that (especially flavored) so I would totally try some.  I get the "acceptable" blends of matcha for baking, haven't tried the ceremonial.  I could use a matcha whisk and bowl for "real" matcha that isn't in the little sticks and formulated to dissolve easily in a bottle of water.       -  My partner has given me an extraordinary amount of rooibos from South Africa. It's amazing and I'd like to share, so would you like some? Sorry, no, I really do not like rooibos.  However, my MOM might like it?  She drinks non caffeine tea and has liked flavored rooibos at least.   despite being uk based I’m probably gonna have to make a torrid order because I fell in. Anything catch your eye while I’m doing it? Let me look!  (I kind of love torrid because I am plus size and I like gothyish geeky stuff.  yes, I am still 12.)   Plus Stranger Things and NMBC!   I'm a 2 or an 18/20 for the nonce I love these things that are still available in my size and are on sale:   Disney NIghtmare Before Christmas Classic Fit Laser Cut Roll Sleeve Tee (50% off)
https://www.torrid.com/product/disney-nightmare-before-christmas-classic-fit-laser-cut-roll-sleeve-tee/40580002-00684.html   Stranger Things Sleep Tank (60% off)
https://www.torrid.com/product/stranger-things-sleep-tank/40670006-00684.html   Stranger Things Sleep Short (60% off)
https://www.torrid.com/product/stranger-things-sleep-short/40670007-00115.html   Netflix Stranger Things Demogorgon Classic Fit Scoop Neck Tank Top Licensed ($9.99 final sale)
https://www.torrid.com/product/netflix-stranger-things-demogorgon-classic-fit-scoop-neck-tank-top-licensed/40175131-00006.html     WTF and a bunch of prices went up since I posted these!!!         9/27   How do you feel about nail wraps, like from Espionage Cosmetics?  They are having a tempting fall sale.  Anything catch your eye?  https://espionagecosmetics.com/collections/itsfallyall23 I suck at doing nail wraps.  But I would be tempted by NMBC, bats, etc.   Is anyone into colouring in? No thanks.     9/30   Since I'm starting to get ads for holiday shop stuff coming in, witchees who are winter holiday afficionados, are there any decorations, treats, etc. that you would be looking for? Nightmare Before Christmas ornaments for my little black tree!  Gothmas from Sept - Jan!   And a tree topper and a little tree skirt and little black and white beaded swag to wrap around it, or whatever.  (I have lots of ideas on my wish lists scattered everywhere...)   10/2   I just came across this kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulinafae/halloween-dreams-playing-cards I do own almost all her decks and I know they are kinda busy for readings but I still like them.  Do you? They are super cute, but kickstarters take forever to fulfill -- sometimes years, lol! -- and I already have lots of playing cards that I never use, including some from kickstarters.  That artwork is cute though!   10/10   would you like any whole dried cayenne peppers or fresh red pepper flakes? Always!  Flakes would probably get more use.     10/12   I will be attending the Bloodmilk Sphinx and Snakeskin event here in Philly tomorrow! Would you like a bottle of Dream Skin, dearest Witchee? I wouldn't say no, but oakmoss is likely to go bad on me.  A half decant is probably better.   10/13    Anything you crave from yesterday's 2nd Weenies drop at BPAL? Wait, what?    *runs off to look*  ooh a new 13!  *runs off to update 13 spreadsheet*   I would actually be interested in trying this 13 since it's not chocolate.  I'd also be interested in Lady of Saintonge.            

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8/29   would you like a scarf?  If so, colors, length, iwide or skinny?  Bulky yarn or thin and slinky?? 
  How about some dishcloths, for the kitchen?  Or spa cloths for the bathroom?  If so, which?  Any particular colors??    Would you like any of Cat Coven's Halloween goods? It's her original artwork based on medieval art. (It's a limited edition of everything, so hopefully things arent sold out yet.)   Look at The Green Salmon's webpage The Green Salmon - do you fancy any of the teas, coffees etc? It's a favorite place for me to stop on the coast, and I'll take any excuse to drive to the ocean.   What are your favorite halloween/samhain treats to eat? Please be specific. I have access to various candy stores, including healthy candy lol.   Would you like any of these Snag Halloween tights? And if so, which of their sizes? https://snagtights.com/pages/halloween   Also is there anything you would particularly like from the UK?     8/30   What Halloween things off RedBubble do you like? Share link if possible.     8/31   Is there anything you might want from Japan? Snacks (autumn flavors are out~), nerdy stuff, cute stuff anything!   is there anything being removed from site or a virtual con scent you are interested in trying?     Moonalisa.....she just released her new Halloween scents, lip balm, candles, and soaps, want anything?  (mooscents.com)   9/1   I was wondering whether Tim Tams in any incarnation would tempt my witchee?   On the less sweet side, are there any other Australian things you might be tempted by?   Do you enjoy fanfic? I would be happy to write something for you, and/or read/comment upon/gush over thing(s) you've written, if that's something you'd enjoy...   Would you appreciate rare TAL decant(s) in 1 mL amber roll-on bottle(s)?   How do you feel about enamel pins?  If positively, which fandoms or topics would you like?     9/2   I make lightweight hairfalls, the kind that can be attached to a pony  tail or to pig tails. They are good for those of us that are more tender-headed. I use a variety of materials like shibori ribbon, and puffy yarns and pieces of lace and silk. You can use them for every day or as part of your Weenie costume. Is this of interest to you? If so tell me what length, what color(s) and if you want one for a pony tail or two for pig tails.
During my recent travels I got to experience the incredible delight of Serge Luten perfumers here in Paris (imagine if the Lab and Anna Sui made babies inside a Cadbury Cream Egg decorated with stained glass windows and...you've come close to the experience of being in that shop). Anyway, after spending gobs of monies, they loaded me up with delectable samples of their insanely expensive wares- do you want some???
Haus Of Gloi just had their Halloween update! Anything appeal to you? https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/fall-1      9/3   I just came across this Etsy shop (TheGrayMuse) and  I WILL BE ORDERING and wondering if you would like something from there as well?   Future Primitive Soaps has released it's fall stuff.  Would you like anything from there dearest witchee?  https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk   I harvested some elderberries yesterday and I have a lot more out there, so I made a batch of elderberry syrup. Would you appreciate a 4oz bottle of it?   Do you want anything from Sea Witch Botanicals (I can buy it locally from shops)?   Hirons Drug Store - which is basically an Unbelievable place to browse for every kind of eclectic, fun, spooky, weird, and even useful thing you could want - so tell me some Odds And Ends of things you like or want, I know this is open ended, sorry - - gadgetry, stickers, toys, pens, costumery, snacks, decoration, kitchen stuff, etc   Gift Certificates you'd like to places that are local to you?   How do you feel about ILNP nail polish and what are your favs from the new Cosmos collection and any others on their site??   Would you be interested in anything from Alobudra? https://alobudrallc.company.site/products/   are there any more “traditional” Japanese souvenirs you’d like to have (think chopsticks, tenugui, washi paper, etc.)?     9/4   Would you like to try Brujita Skincare ?  (Ignore the out of stock except for In Your Room collection and Inner Child Ritual candle.)   Would you be interested in any jewelry or other items made with tiny bones from this shop? There are some Halloween themed ones: https://www.tinybonesandthings.com/s/shop   If you like tea, is there anything you would like from Bird & Blend? https://www.birdandblendtea.com/     9/5   BloomChic - just discovered them - Take a look at the Halloween stuff, and tell me the link and the size of whatever thing you like!   Poesie Tea! Do you like? Some of my favorites are from this company. https://www.poesieperfume.com/loose-leaf-tea     9/6   Would you like anything from Trader Joe's? (Pumpkin products are, sadly, not in stores yet, but they will be during this round!)   Do you have any Halloween traditions?   What about Halloween-related fandoms? (ie. The Nightmare Before Christmas)   non-U.S folks!!!  We always end up asking what we'd like from your exotic-to-us locales, but do you have any wishes for things from the States?   I make things from thrifted sweaters that I cut up & make things from.  Do you like armwarmers?  Long or short? Solid color ( elegant) or funky stripes made from multiple sweaters? Fave colors?  Is cashmere okay?  Wool & related blends? ( I never use scratchy wool for arm warmers.) Do you like buttons used decoratively?   I also do coiled & sewn rope work- it's functional art I wrap the rope in fabric & add appliques.  I just had my first art show with these- bowls, trivets ( that can hang on the wall when not in use), coasters.  Is this something you'd  like ?  What sort of Halloween fabric?  Whimsical? Witchy, bats, mushrooms, moths?  How gothy do you like? have velvets & sparkly stuff to work with too.  What is your preference witchee?     9/7    How do you feel about cherry things? Check out Cherry Republic and let me know if anything catches your eye!   Similarly, are you into fancy flavors of olive oil or vinegar? Check out Fustini's and let me know if anything appeals!   We also have an awesome store for jams and sauce, American Spoon which you should totally check out!   Would you like some locally sourced maple syrup?   Finally, I live in a place known for fudge. Do you like it and/or are their flavors you particularly like? My favorite shop is Murdick's if you need to see a flavor list.   Anything from the IKEA Halloween store catch your witchy eye? https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/campaigns/halloween/   https://wildsoulriver.com I own the Magical Nature Tarot and love the feel of the cards.  They have candles and teas and tinctures and books of the activist or witchy sort.  Anything you see that you'd like?   I live near a Penzey's Spice https://www.penzeys.com  - do you cook? - Do you want fancy schmancy spices or spice blends?   - Do you have a favorite alternative source that you prefer and or recommend?  For example egads I am asking lots of Qs Curio Spice Co, Diaspora etc do ethically sourced spices. -  If you cook is there a type of cuisine you are interested in learning more about and would appreciate a starter pack of spices for that type of cooking?   Colourpop's Haunted Mansion collection dropped today.   If you're interested in makeup or skin care, are you interested in anything from Colourpop?   https://colourpop.com/   Anything of interest from Cellar Door? (They have candles and soaps.)   Are you into wax melts, candles, incense, room sprays, or none of the above?   Would you like anything from Luvmilk's Monster Mash?   I dye yarn.  Are you a person who crafts with such?  What fiber, weights, and colors would tickle your fancy?  Would you rather have two different 100g skeins or enough of the same something for a bigger project?   Provided my experiments work, would you be interested in a bar of homemade tallow soap?  I promise I will not send you anything particularly suspect, so this is entirely contingent upon my competence.   Do homemade caramels or shortbread tickle your fancy?     9/8   because I’m a knitting kind of witch, would you appreciate a pair of hand knit socks. If yes, would you like them in a particular colour?    What type of spooky season imagery do you like? (Ie. bats, ghosts, vintage Halloween, etc.)   Astrid's Autumn Line and Anniversary Tea Party just dropped.  Anything you want?     Homemade and preserved food goodies - Which of these things would you like my dear witchie? All are organic and grown or made by me. sun-dried heirloom tomatoes dried ancho chile peppers - can be whole halves or ground into a delicious powder sugar-free candied pecans and walnuts or almonds gourmet quality fudge in many flavors (formerly from my ETSY shop which I had to close until I have my own home again) please give me an idea the kinds of flavors you like. My more popular ones are Penuche, Choc & PB, Pumpkin pie, Forest fruit (with cherries, blueberries and cranberries), Vegan chocolate dried italian plums (pitted) sugar-free canned plum or logan berry jam freshly dried rosemary, thyme, basil, parsley individually or in combo almond flour baked goods (low carb, sugar free, and gluten free) - give me examples of savory and sweet things you'd like   Might you like a witch hat?  Later this month I'm  taking a class at an area museum where I'm  supposed to decorate 2 hats.  Also I crochet wicked cute witchy hats.     9/9   Do you see anything here that interests you?  They have dry shampoos, whipped soaps, awesome hand cream, linen spray, sugar scrubs and perfume. https://www.etsy.com/shop/faefragrance/?etsrc=sdt     9/10   Anything you want from my favorite local tea shop? www.fridaytea.com   How about from my skincare person? drjensbeautylab.com/   How about from my witchy Chandler? https://www.etsy.com/shop/TeresaLynnsSimpleLux   It's also that time of year where I make handmade soap (usually with calendula infused olive oil, tallow, oatmeal and honey) and candles (feel free to specify color and size, I don't usually scent them, but I do have a clover and apple scent I've been wanting to play with). I can also annoint and dress candles with TALs and herbs. Any interest?   I also grow herbs which can be culinary or magical. I'd be happy to prepare a smudge or dry some herbs for your enjoyment. I currently have oregano (yellow and standard), mugwort, thyme, sage (purple or garden), tea peppermint, chives, lovage, plantain, comfrey, raspberry leaf, and yarrow. I'm probably forgetting something.   I also make salves! My go to in an arnica, calendula and comfrey mix for healing wounds or chapped skin. This can also be used on pet paws. We do have barely enough time that I could do a custom infusion.     9/11   Anything in the Paintbox Soapworks Halloween update looking good to you? https://paintboxsoapworks.com/new-limited-edition/2023-weenie-collection/     9/12   If you have a furry friend living with you, what sort of treats do they like?     9/13    What is your feelings on seasonal mugs?  Yes or, no?  Too many in your house or bring them on?? 
  Are your wishlists - Amazon, Etsy, etc - up to date, and if so, are they all linked somewhere that I can find them?  
  Do you have anything you use every day that you wouldnt mind getting more of?   Anything you love or need to have from Adagio or Rishi teas?   List here things you wish you would've added to your questionnaire      9/14   Nocturne Alchemy just dropped their Halloween update! You like the looks of anything? https://nocturnealchemy.com/collections/limited-collection   Is there anything you would like from the Weenie update?   How do you feel about stickers?  If positively, are there any themes you'd rather not have stickers of?   What about crystals, cool rocks, and gemstones?     9/15   How do you feel about Squishmallows and Squishables? (They have mini and micro sizes for those who like cute plushies but don't have a lot of space.)   Would you wear enamel pins with chains that are meant to be put on lapels? (Something like this.)   Speaking of enamel pins... The Pickety Witch's Autumn and Halloween collection just dropped. Has anything caught your eye?   I used to make mobiles out of paper cranes, would you appreciate something like this? if so, what size restrictions do you have, if any? ie., should it take up less space vertically or horizontally? color palette preference?      9/16   ordering bulbs from https://oldhousegardens.com and was wondering if my witchee would like some.      Would you like something like "sock arms" if I find time to craft?  (Sometimes I make a pattern called Toast or Toasty {one has a thumb the other is just a tube} http://www.afriendtoknitwith.com/2008/09/toasttoasty.html.   here are other photos from my blog:  https://www.elkaknits.com/?p=845 )  -- If so what sort of colors?     Witchee, what's your take on seasonal-themed Washi tape?

What about seasonal treats from Trader Joe's?

I make gluten-free biscotti this time of year, lemon and also cocoa varieties: does this sound good to you?

Would you like me to make a music mix for you? I kick it old school with a burned CD. If you're into this, name at least 3 to 5 genres of music you already love, or are interested to explore more of!     9/17   Anything here you like? https://bserway.com/   Anything you'd like from my Ren Fest?  There is an outstanding garlic based shop I'll  be going to next weekend, for my annual stock up of their spice blends & garlic oil blends.  Any other Renny stuff that you like?   know we are looking at a lot of candles, but if you are into looking at more (and it is ok to say you are not), do any of these strike your fancy? https://www.lakewoodwax.com/candlesforacause (Feel free to take a look at their current and signature scents too but I wanted to highlight these fundraiser scents first!)     9/18   none     9/19   f you are a person who appreciates tarot and oracle decks, do you have a strong preference about receiving new ones vs gently/barely used?   Are you a Studio Ghibli fan, and if so, what are your feelings about fan made art featuring characters?   Want anything from LUSH? Here's the link specifically to their Halloween drop (https://www.lush.com/us/en_us/c/halloween) BUT, feel free to peruse all of it.     9/20   Part 2 of the Autumnal/Halloween drop from Haus of Gloi is coming this weekend- take a look and see if anything is compelling! https://www.hausofgloi.com  (fall part 2 is live on Sunday, here is a list of what is coming:  https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/haus-herald/fall-part-2)

Also, I live in Philly and will use ANY reason to spend time at the Mütter Museum- anything of interest (including, but not limited to, the well-loved BPAL exclusive for the museum, Ü?) https://www.muttermuseumstore.org   If you are so inclined, do you want or need any natural items or ingredients for spellwork that could be collected from forests, ocean, fields or stream?  I also have access to oak gall ink and various other esoteric substances.   Are you a fan of the show Cobra Kai?   Do you enjoy any of the scented items from Victoria's Secret?   Would you be interested in receiving a silver locket with papyrus and herbs inside, as a protective amulet?   9/21   So Witchee mine, are you a spellworker? - any interest  in acorns from a tree known as The Mother Oak at my Ren Fest grounds.  It is the biggest tree I've ever seen in MI.  It is cared for by tree scientists  from MSU.  It is the mom to every other oak on the grounds.   Saturday is Mabon & I will go & gather acorns before the park opens to patrons as I do each year.  But this time it's  actual Mabon.  So Witchee dearest, would you like some?     Witchee, do you like anything from Lenny Mud?        9/22   From previous questions you've answered, I know a lot about the teas you'd like from specific places, but I want to know your more general tea preferences.   Black, green, white, rooibos, oolong, herbal?       -  Japan is particularly big on their green tea and hojicha (roasted green tea), any interest?       -  My partner has given me an extraordinary amount of rooibos from South Africa. It's amazing and I'd like to share, so would you like some?   despite being uk based I’m probably gonna have to make a torrid order because I fell in. Anything catch your eye while I’m doing it?     9/27   How do you feel about nail wraps, like from Espionage Cosmetics?  They are having a tempting fall sale.  Anything catch your eye?  https://espionagecosmetics.com/collections/itsfallyall23   Is anyone into colouring in?     9/30   Since I'm starting to get ads for holiday shop stuff coming in, witchees who are winter holiday afficionados, are there any decorations, treats, etc. that you would be looking for?     10/2   I just came across this kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulinafae/halloween-dreams-playing-cards I do own almost all her decks and I know they are kinda busy for readings but I still like them.  Do you?     10/10   would you like any whole dried cayenne peppers or fresh red pepper flakes?     10/12   I will be attending the Bloodmilk Sphinx and Snakeskin event here in Philly tomorrow! Would you like a bottle of Dream Skin, dearest Witchee?     10/13    Anything you crave from yesterday's 2nd Weenies drop at BPAL?    

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2023 Seven Spooky Nights Master Question List

8/27/23   Would you like any of the following?   (Maybe just remove the things you aren't interested in?): Catnip (organic, from our property.  Dried in our dehydrator.) Canned food items Thick Huckleberry Syrup (or thin huckleberry jam -- it was kind of a fail for how thick/thin it is, but still tasty.  Has sugar.) Bluebarb jam (blueberry/rhubarb)  (has sugar.) Blackberry, Raspberry, or Strawberry Jam  (they have sugar) Possibly peach or plum jam or butter (we can probably make it without ingredients you can't have -  if allergies) Apple Crips (dried apples with nothing added, not sure what kind of apples we'll do this year.  Usually honeycrisp.) Mugwort smudge wand (some with lavender)  (all organic, from our property.) Dried lavender I can do sachets or just some in a mesh baggie.  Sadly our lavender is too dry right now to do wands. Rose petal beads (if I manage to make enough, I'm gathering rose petals right now.)  I'll probably put them on a string unless I have time/energy for more. Thunder Butter?  (like icy hot but made with herbs, beeswax, menthol, wintergreen, cayenne.  Spot test so it doesn't burn your skin.) Rose Petal liqueur sample (has sugar.) Lavender Vanilla Bean liqueur sample (has sugar.) Mead sample (flavor depends on what kind of mead my son has made lately.  Can make it dry, semi-sweet, or sweet to your preference.)     Would you like me to knit you a hat, shawlette, cowl, or fingerless mitts?  I can do colorwork hats or cowls with skulls, bats, pumpkins, ghosts...   Yarn preference?  (merino wool, merino cashmere, merino silk, merino silk cashmere, acrylic, sparkles or no sparkles, etc.   How about a soap bag (knitted), washcloths, or tarot card bag?  (washcloths will be cotton.  soap bags will probably be either cotton or non-superwash wool so they shrink around the soap.  Tarot will be silk - I have limited colors in silk.) I can do the BPAL Brimstone logo, bats, skulls, cats, jack o lanterns, whatever on washcloths.     Or maybe a gknitted Gnome?  Or bat?  Ghost?  Black Cat?  Voodoo doll?  Monster?  Or something else spooky?  I have lots of patterns.  Here is an example I did for the Gnome swap.     If you want any knitted things -- color preferences?    I can do stripy mitts, cowls, or hats.  Solid or gradient color shawlettes, cowls, mitts, hats.   Colorwork hats or cowls (base color plus whatever color for your skull, ghost, bat, jack o lantern, spider, witch hat, moon, cat, or whatnot.)  Solid one color for soap bag, washcloths, or tarot bag.  (I think I only have purple silk for the tarot bag.)  Pick three or four colors for Gnomes (one of those colors will be their beard, I usually use white.)     My mom has an etsy shop with project bags for knitting/crochet or what ever you want to use them for.  We could also make tote type bags, flat zipper cosmetic type bags, or boxy bags/dice bags.  Are you interested in this type of item?  I have all kinds of spooky fabric that isn't currently up on the shop if you look through the sold items.  https://twinklentwilight.etsy.com        8/28/23   LUSH's Halloween collection drops 8/31.  I will be making an order.  Can I pick up something for you?   Which Surprise Items that will be at Dragoncon might you be interested in?   Would you be interested in dangle earrings or pendants made of dried roses (and other beads)?   How do you feel about stuffies that are sewn? Form or fabric preference?   Teeturtle, anything look fun?   Haus of Gloi's first fall collection has dropped - anything you like?     8/29/23   What about Paintbox Soapworks Fall scents?     How do you feel about CBD as an ingredient in something? Like a pain relief lotion or lip balm?     I'm getting into bookbinding! Is there a fanfic/book (I can try to get the text block in paperback and rebind it)/out-of-copyright book that you want hardbound all fancy?     8/30/23   Cellar Door's seasonal items are out.  Anything you need?     Are you interested in anything from Grounds and Hounds?   They give back to rescue dogs and they have more items than just coffee.   Hot chocolate, apparel, stickers, mugs, dog toys and blankets, caramels, brewers, etc.       Anything from here?  The Halloween Collection is adorable.  Clothes That Fit - Snag US (snagtights.us)      9/1/23   Moonalisa drops Halloween tonight. Huge list of scents.  What appeals to you?   (www.mooscents.com)   Anything from here?   Halloween 2023 – Witch Baby Soap   are there any particularly spooky reads you are interested in? Favorite horror author's with books you haven't read/don't own yet? Comic books included?    I'm going to the MD ren faire this weekend - anything you like from faires? It's a large one with very strictly juried vending so  think higher quality goods ‐ teas, soaps, scents, arts, prints, etc.   Favorite medieval or renaissance or fantasy creatures or imagery or legends?   Hey Swapee, you said you like gummy candy.  Have you ever had  the real deal Middle Eastern candy that " invented" gummy candy?  Made with real fruits & nuts & sooooo good.  I have a fabulous Middle Eastern grocery near where I work that has more than 20 flavors.  Would you like a box? If so, what kinds of fruits or berries do you like?   9/6/23   Are you a fan of vivziepop/helluvaboss? Anything from their merch store?   Also, stickers? I have found lots of smaller local stores (including natural food stores) have been selling good quality stickers. And Halloween sticker packs in various craft stores. Preferred styles or general images (cats/flowers/celestial, etc).   Since it is Pumpkin Spice Season (during this swap), what is your Pumpkin Spice oppinion? Or just pumpkin? Or apple anything?   How do you feel about taxidermy/bones/pinned bugs?     9/7   Colourpop's Haunted Mansion collection dropped today.   If you're interested in makeup or skin care, are you interested in anything from Colourpop?   https://colourpop.com/      

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Answers Seven Spooky Things 2023

8/27/23   Would you like any of the following?   (Maybe just remove the things you aren't interested in?): I literally would love all of your homemade items and herbs and stuff.  Sadly I can't do alcohol right now because of my medication.   Would you like me to knit you a hat, shawlette, cowl, or fingerless mitts? I do always love me some fingerless mitts or shawlettes.  I have a "make for me" section on Ravelry!  And another make for me area for the Vampire Swamp I used to join every year.  A lot of the items I'd want someone to make me are crochet amigurumi or colorwork, because I don't crochet and also I rarely do colorwork for myself.   How about a soap bag (knitted), washcloths, or tarot card bag? I'm good because I make these things myself!  Maybe nice washcloths.  Or dishcloths made with that "scrubby" red heart stuff.     Or maybe a gknitted Gnome?  Or bat?  Ghost?  Black Cat?  Voodoo doll?  Monster?  Or something else spooky?  See the answer above with the make for me links!   If you want any knitted things -- color preferences?    I love black and purple, black and white, black and grey, black and blue... blurples of all sorts.  Jewel tone colors - no navy or pastels or neons.   My mom has an etsy shop with project bags for knitting/crochet or what ever you want to use them for.  We could also make tote type bags, flat zipper cosmetic type bags, or boxy bags/dice bags.  Are you interested in this type of item?  I have all kinds of spooky fabric that isn't currently up on the shop if you look through the sold items.  https://twinklentwilight.etsy.com  I always love more bags because I am kind of a bag whore.  I most of mine are full, hahaha.  There are some with Pit Bull fabric on them that I would adore, I think on my etsy wish list (looked afterwards, all sold out.  wah wah.)  Or heck, just find me super awesome pit bull fabric and I can make my own bag.      8/28/23   LUSH's Halloween collection drops 8/31.  I will be making an order.  Can I pick up something for you? Hm, I need more Dream Cream (self preserving) but that is kind of expensive for the huge container (which I absolutely use all of!)   I love most of their items as long as you double check that they don't have SLS/sulfates, parabens, etc.  (some of their items do!!)   I love the scent of Lord of Misrule, Rose Jam, Twilight/Sleepy, Candy Fluff/Snow Fairy, Snowcake, Butterball, Silky Underwear, etc. .   Black Rose bomb (ingredients look ok, and I love Rose and Black, so perfect!)   I don't do their solid perfumes but the trial size of Lord of Misrule perfume would be welcome!    Any safe bath bombs, shampoo bars, etc. are welcome.  I kind of want the Unicorn lip scrubby (if they still have it) but otherwise I don't especially love the lip scrubbies in general.   I would absolutely love to try the Soother toothpaste jelly.  (mmm Clove!)  I've never tried the Aroma & Bath Melts.   I love Silky Underwear dusting powder.   Would love to try Let the Good Times Roll cleanser (sample?)   Most of their cleansers, shower gel, shower jellys, bubble bars, etc. have SLS sadly, but that one doesn't.  Would try Charity Pot (sample?)   Would love a really good moisturizer for super dry skin (sample?)      Ok, I have seen the Halloween update!!  I would take the Bat art bath bomb (even though it has sulfates, I can live this once) and I would LOVE Lord of Misrule soap and/or Demon in the Dark soap!  (I used to get Demon in the Dark back in the day before it was discontinued.)        Which Surprise Items that will be at Dragoncon might you be interested in? Ooooh.  I am interested in ALL of the Convention Survival Oils.    And when All Hallows rolls around, I absolutely want to try Ghost Milk and Vampire Milk!  Invisible Man Milk sounds interesting too except maybe not if the musk is too sheer, so decant for sure.  A Timid Twinkling Golden Star and The Witches Have a Fire Again also both sound interesting!  (Except Oak / Oakmoss goes wonky on me, so maybe just a decant for Witches.)     EDIT:  I purchased all of the convention survival oils when they went up online.     Would you be interested in dangle earrings or pendants made of dried roses (and other beads)? My ears are not currently pierced and and I haven't been able to wear necklaces with any kind of chain (for the necklace) or metal clasp (for non metal necklaces) but I would absolutely hang something in my car or on the wall.  I love roses, especially if super fragrant.     How do you feel about stuffies that are sewn? Form or fabric preference? I do have a lot of bat stuffies on my etsy wishlist but I don't really NEED any.  Plus if I keep any stuffies anywhere that the dogs can reach them, the stuffies will become dog prey and will be eviscerated and destroyed.     Teeturtle, anything look fun? Always!  Teeturtle is my fav.   I wear the women's 2xl.  They're out of my size on a lot of shirts I want, but here are some options (in no particular order.) https://www.teeturtle.com/products/murder-is-wrong?variant=19577791476805 https://www.teeturtle.com/products/well-behaved-women-seldom-make-history?variant=19577791461938 https://www.teeturtle.com/products/craft-hoarder?variant=19577791494138 https://www.teeturtle.com/products/animal-names?variant=19577791456715 https://www.teeturtle.com/products/i-love-crafting-halloween?variant=19577791487668 https://www.teeturtle.com/products/cathulhu?variant=19577791496660 https://www.teeturtle.com/products/be-weird?variant=19577791499357   https://www.teeturtle.com/products/friendship-never-dies?variant=73845407753 https://www.teeturtle.com/products/coffee-fox?variant=2433463222281 https://www.teeturtle.com/products/mystical-crow?variant=19577791494110 https://www.teeturtle.com/products/memento-mori?variant=19577791487459 https://www.teeturtle.com/products/carpe-noctem?variant=19577791482901     Haus of Gloi's first fall collection has dropped - anything you like? I would take Ghost Puffs in any of the scrubs/whipped soap and maybe a small body emulsion?  Would take candles in any of these:  Blueberry Tart, Lemon Marshmallow, Marshmallow Rose, Apple Milk, Blood Orange Marshmallow, Cozy Pumpkin, Ghost Puffs, Olde Cider Haus, Pumpkin Eater, Pumpkin Queen, Red Roan.  (Candles would be for my mom.)  Refresher sprays welcomed in Blood Orange Marshmallow or Ghost Puffs (or Lemon Marshmallow from summer area but there is only 1 left!)  I would take butterbombs but I don't see any!        8/29/23   What about Paintbox Soapworks Fall scents? Let me in at your window - sorbetto (sample size is great.)   I'm really kind of overloaded with sugar scrubs right now but that one sounds good.  Plus Wuthering Heights / Kate Bush reference ftw.     How do you feel about CBD as an ingredient in something? Like a pain relief lotion or lip balm? I absolutely use CBD as an ingredient in lotions and lip balms although I'm not supposed to have any right now because of the medication I'm on.       I'm getting into bookbinding! Is there a fanfic/book (I can try to get the text block in paperback and rebind it)/out-of-copyright book that you want hardbound all fancy? Hm, I had some on my etsy wish list at one point but my mind is a blank right now.     8/30/23   Cellar Door's seasonal items are out.  Anything you need? I would LOVE candles in Once Bitten and/or Sex Machine.       Are you interested in anything from Grounds and Hounds?   They give back to rescue dogs and they have more items than just coffee.   Hot chocolate, apparel, stickers, mugs, dog toys and blankets, caramels, brewers, etc.   OMG so many things.   I love the Must Love Pibbles throws but they're spendy.   Must Love Pibbles or Celebrate Pibbles tumblers.   (I pretty much only use tumblers these days because lids.  and they're 20oz!!!)   Coffee (whole bean or pods) The Beast The Dog Sleeps in my Bed Two Tails Good Boy Chocolate Peanut Butter (pods) Glazed Donut (pods)   Stickers: Pit Bull Sticker Any of the Grounds & Hounds stickers (homeward, throwback logo, die cut, signature logo) Rescue heart Dog Mom     Anything from here?  The Halloween Collection is adorable.  Clothes That Fit - Snag US (snagtights.us)  I don't do tights right now (or really much of anything except PJs, shorts, and tee's.)     9/1/23   Moonalisa drops Halloween tonight. Huge list of scents.  What appeals to you?   (www.mooscents.com) I'm good, I got some of her lip balm but I don't need any of her perfume right now.   Anything from here?   Halloween 2023 – Witch Baby Soap SLSA is ok and is not considered a sulfate, so I can do their items.  Here is what sounds nice to me: Black Mass coffin bath bomb Candy Corn shimmer butter Cord Cutter bath bomb Dragon's Blood bath bomb Floralia body scrub Hellhound scrub Hex Breaker bath bomb Hex Breaker scrub Honey Pot body butter (2 oz size) Indigo body scrub Laid out in Lavender coffin bath bomb Laid out in Lavender coffin sponge soap Love bath bomb Love body scrub Lunar Tide face mask Medusa face soap Psychic ultra rich shimmer scrub Rune Stone bath bomb Samhain bath bomb Spooky Cat bath bomb Virgo birthday cake bath bomb     are there any particularly spooky reads you are interested in? Favorite horror author's with books you haven't read/don't own yet? Comic books included? Nah, I'm not especially into horror.  I'm an epic fantasy / sci fi reader.    I'm going to the MD ren faire this weekend - anything you like from faires? It's a large one with very strictly juried vending so  think higher quality goods ‐ teas, soaps, scents, arts, prints, etc. I love ren faire stuff.  Any quality tea is lovely!      Favorite medieval or renaissance or fantasy creatures or imagery or legends? Unicorn, Hippocampus, most equines and dogs.   Hey Swapee, you said you like gummy candy.  Have you ever had  the real deal Middle Eastern candy that " invented" gummy candy?  Made with real fruits & nuts & sooooo good.  I have a fabulous Middle Eastern grocery near where I work that has more than 20 flavors.  Would you like a box?  I love turkish delight.  I love different fruit ones too, but I hate walnuts and it seems like those are in a lot.  I'm ok with almonds or pecans. If so, what kinds of fruits or berries do you like?  Most of them?   Plum, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, huckleberry, peach, mango, apple, pear, pineapple, etc. etc.      

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Easter 2023 answers

What is your favorite Easter candy?     Chocolate bunny of course!  But as I'm trying to do mostly ethical chocolate, it is hard.   You don't HAVE to send me chocolate but if you want to, there are lots of great chocolate places in the US on this list:  https://www.slavefreechocolate.org/ethical-chocolate-companies      I'll be by Theo in Seattle so I might check out their Easter offerings if they have any.  Maybe I can convince my driver to swing by Indi at Pike Place Market!     L.A. Burdick and Vosges are delicious but shipping is sooo expensive if you're not by a store so I obviously don't expect anything like that.    A lot of these brands you can find in upscale / natural grocery stores if you're so inclined to look.  I'm not a huge fan of the Endangered / TCHO / Altered Eco personally but Dr. Bronners isn't bad!  (I can find all of those at grocery stores no problem.)   Purdys isn't too expensive and they have super cute seasonal things usually.  I don't know how much their US shipping is.   Tony's Chocolonely is not on that list but they are slave free as well (I think the list might be a little old as some of the websites don't work.)     Do you like Jelly Bellies?  If so what flavors?  No thank you!   Do you have a preference for plastic eggs, treat bags, paper, or no preference? If you are recycling plastic eggs those would be ok but otherwise I'd prefer no plastic.     Are you interested in some of my homemade brown sugar shortbread? I would love lavender, rose, chocolate.  Would absolutely try the blossoms.  Regular flour/sugar is fine with me.  Chocolate rose could be fun too.   For those who don't like imps... In the case I find that I have something PERFECT for you in my collection that I want to share, would decanting into a squat itty bitty bottle with a screw top lid or rollerball be ideal? That's ok, I just don't really use sample sizes much.  I would absolutely accept them for smelling purposes though if it's something I *Must* experience.   Hi little chick,  I just got yet another seed catalog in, and was thinking about the garden.  It seems on theme, so do you garden? Would you like anything like seeds? I haz an Amazon plant wish list (for things that are NOT on amazon)   https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3A6UICRDCV5DP?ref_=wl_share   Spring Chick o' Mine, I have a question about mugs! What are your general feelings on mugs/drinkware?  I really have more than enough mugs but I do collect the Starbucks "You are Here", City, State mugs.  The 18/20oz ones with a handle or the little demitasse ones.  The "You are Here" are currently sold in stores, you'd have to do a thrift store or used for the City or State mugs.  (I used to find an SBUX mug every single time I went into a thrift store in Seattle, lol.)  I drink my morning coffee from a regular (large) mug and then anything else for the rest of the day is from a mug with a lid because dog hair floats.  So I love the Society6 travel mugs (stainless) or the LennyMud ceramic (with a handle if you can find them.)     Dear bunny, what are your thoughts on these?  https://www.thecrownedrabbit.com/pins ERMAGHERD the pibble pins!!!  If they had a blue one it would be perfect but I like the black and white too.  The ferret and grey rat are cute too.  And black hooded rat.   Dear chick, would you be interested in any of these baked goods? Matcha shortbread Hojicha shortbread Lemon scones Lavender scones Lavender lemon scones Chocolate chip scones (made with Guittard chips) Yes, send those ALL TO ME.     Please LMK if you have any aversions/sensitivities to ACTUAL rose(s).  As if someone were to send you flowers... I super prefer flowers that smell good and a lot of times hot house roses do not.  (sad faces)  but sometimes they have sterling silver or purple roses that DO, and I LOVE THOSE SO MUCH.  I used to have like 50 tea rose / grandiflora / floribunda / etc. rose bushes at our Seattle house and a good quantity of those were "blue" (purple) and absolutely all of them were super fragrant.  The only roses that seem to do really well here are rugosa and we make rose petal liqueur from ours - it is soooo fragrant and lovely.  I love roses.  Love love love.  (and any useful / fragrant / edible / medicinal plant/herb.)   Would you be interested in any cute Easter/spring-themed cookie cutters? No thank you!  I rarely use cookie cutters.       Milk, Dark, or White? I am a believer that chocolate is not chocolate unless it contains a certain percentage of cocoa mass & cocoa butter.  White chocolate is just cocoa butter and sugar usually... so please no white chocolate.  Lately I've been loving milk chocolate way more as "bar" chocolate but dark chocolate can be ok as a coating for truffles or drinking chocolate.  I prefer not to just receive pure dark chocolate bars, I won't eat them.  Anything over 50% is probably too dark for a bar.  (If I do receive one, I will probably save it for baking, so not all is lost.)   I'm going to pre-order some spring teas (and stock up on the maple houjicha) from Friday Afternoon. Is there a spring tea (or any other tea) that you might like, chick? The Maple Houjicha for sure!!  I've eyed it multiple times but haven't had the $$$ to make an order for myself.      

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My answers to Gnome Swap Q&A

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

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

Would you be interested in a small copper nature totem that could nestle in your garden or amongst your plants? I can do some chasing to create a mushroom or a leaf or a special bug fren... A mushroom or leaf would be fun!   Would you be interested in a decorative pillow or zippered pouch featuring a gnomely figure?  like this?  or a little coin purse? or please tell me to make this because oh my gods... Gno indoor gnitted or gcrocheted gnomes please.  Unless it's like a small suncatcher or something?   I have an angora rabbit and she's currently molting. Would you like rabbit fur for spinning, felting, or other crafty uses? No thank you!   Do you need any spices? Need?  No.  Do I have a bunch on my amazon kitchen wishlist?  Yes.   How would you feel about gnome-inspired clothing?  My mom loves gnome sweatshirts!  Maybe a large size.   would you be interested in any horror movie merch? If so, do you have a favorite horror movie / character? No thank you!   Haus of Gloi launched their Valentine goodies today. Anything appeal? https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/valentines-1 I bought a bunch of sale things recently so I got a little packet of valentine's scents but I haven't sniffed them yet.     By Candlelight and Cozy Rose both sound amazing and I would absolutely love those in Bubbling Scrub, Sugar Exfoliant, Room Refresher Spray, or a candle.   Butterbombs in white musk and vanilla.   Nocturne Alchemy just released their Valentine collection.  Is there anything that strikes your fancy? I do love my NAVA.   Cotton Candy Nag Champa Musk from the resurgence would be amazing.  Crystalline #1 in a purple bottle would also be amazing.  Crystalline #2 and #4 both sound great.   Encens Ambre, Encens Vanille, both Eclipse blends, Poseidon's Vanilla Cheesecake, LOVE YOU.     Any Paintbox Soapworks items you want?  https://paintboxsoapworks.com/new-limited-edition/new/ Moonshadow bath streusel!  I have a ton of sorbetto right now so I'm not in need really.  UPDATE 2/16/23 -- I used some Moonshadow sorbetto recently while in Seattle and ... although all of the notes are MY NOTES, I actually don't love it that much.  I hope this doesn't cause any issues.   Are you interested in some of my homemade brown sugar shortbread?  I would love lavender, rose, chocolate.  Would absolutely try the blossoms.  Regular flour/sugar is fine with me.  Chocolate rose could be fun too.   Do you have a seed and/or plant wishlist? Seeds may come from my personal stash, or not. I do, it's on Amazon!  https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3A6UICRDCV5DP?ref_=wl_share   So if I were to send you a plant, would you prefer an air plant or a succulent??  I will probably kill both of them.  I kill air plants like woah.  Succulents last a little longer.   Any candles you might like? Be sure to check her clearance for leftovers from Halloween! https://www.etsy.com/shop/TeresaLynnsSimpleLux I don't burn candles very often but anything with my scent notes is fine.  My mom burns candles a lot and I would probably give to her (she likes almost everything except patchouli.)   Lupercalia went live.  Anything catch your attention?   Lupercalia 2023 – Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Yesssss  I still haven't been able to get yules though.   What is your favorite animal?  Real or Mythical?   I love all equine type animals (Friesians, Warlanders, Hippocampus, Kelpie), Pibbles, Bats, Rats, Ferrets, Leafy Sea Dragons.  I love my piggies in RL and would love a pig gargoyle from Windstone (M. Peña) but unfortunately it is discontinued.  Gargoyles/grotesques are my next obsession of mythical animals.     Is there anything you would love from San Diego?  FISH SOFT TACOS.  Those probably wouldn't ship well though ... so I dunno.   Starbucks "You are Here" mug?  Either the big one or a tiny one.  Or if they have Starbucks cards (Gift card type) that say San Diego, that would be awesome.  I collect both the mugs and the cards.   if you like ebooks, does that mean kindle? Google books? Another format I should be aware of? And so I don’t provide something you already have, what are some authors you would like to try? I prefer kindle books but if you just want to send me an epub file in email, that is cool too.     Kindle is switching from .mobi to .epub so I'm going to have to convert my mobi files from years and years of digital ARC books for reviews if I want to read them again, weep.   Luckily I started downloading both mobi and epub formats around three or four years ago.   I *could* do google or ibooks but I really prefer to keep all of my books in one location, the same reason that I prefer to buy or add patterns to my library on ravelry.  All in one spot.     Ummm I read A LOT so there really aren't a lot of new authors that I'm super interested in?   I have lots of books on my amazon book wishlist if you need inspiration.  Feel free to send me an anonymous email asking if I've read something, or check my goodreads to see if I've read it.     into astrology or not into astrology? Not SUPER into it.  I just laugh at memes mostly?   (Virgo.)   There's an incredible herbal apothecary near me and a way I celebrate spring as a time of renewal is to sometimes henna my hands or feet with symbols that are personal to me, as a way of setting new intentions.  Since you pretty much don't get more "earthy" than henna, would you be interested in receiving some high-quality of your very own to do similar sacred body work with (or...whatever you might wanna do with it)? Sure, I love henna!  Hair, Skin, bring it.  (For hair I prefer a black/blue henna.)   I know we've already had the paintbox question, but Spring things recently went live.  Any interest in spring Paintbox? https://paintboxsoapworks.com/new-limited-edition/2023-spring-collection/ Wisteria Biscuit I think is the only one of interest and not that much because I'm not a SUPER fan of coconut.  Sometimes I like it a lot, sometimes I don't.  Not a fan of dirt AT ALL and not a huge fan of fruit or floral, so pretty much everything in this collection is that except Wisteria Biscuit.   

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Yule Cat Answers

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

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Krampusnacht Questions

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

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

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Krampusnacht Answers

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

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Wolfenoot 2022 Answers

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

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Wolfenoot Questions

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

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2022 13 Nights of Halloween answers

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

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2022 This is Halloween answered questions

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

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

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2022 13 Nights of Halloween Master Question List

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

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

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Summer Swap Sprite 2022 Master Question List

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


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

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2022 Summer Swap Sprite Answers

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

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

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2021 12 Days of Christmas Q&A

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

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2021 Krampusnachnt Q&A

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

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Shotgun Samhain Swap 2021 Q&A

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

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13 Nights of Halloween 2021 edition

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

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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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