WISH LIST 2020
Can never have too much of these:
Gypsy (from the butterfly collection)
Clockwork Couture: Male
Antique Lace (original)
BPAL I’d like to try:
Lights, Camera Something
The Empress and Their Heckhound
Hay Moon 2020
Please Scream Inside Your Head
Pumpkin Spice Dragon’s Milk
Snake Oil with peanut butter? Or did I dream this?
Cozy Pumpkin Sweater
Popcorn Ball Snake Oil
Candy Corn Snake Oil
Brown Butter Bourbon Cookie
Lola Lee Loo
After the Winter
Every Day You Play with the Light of the Universe
We Wear the Mask
Beeswax, Lavender, and Acacia Honey Perfume Oil
Caramel, Smoked Chilis, and Black Vanilla Perfume
Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, and Vanilla Absolute
The Pearl in the Volcano
Streets of Detroit (OLLA)
Other perfumes to TRY
Midnight Gypsy: The Owl Moon
Arcana: Murder Ballad Blues, Wild Jack for a Lover, Black Sand, Fire, Yellow Cake, Haint variants (I have and love Haint, a gift from my very first Switch Witch long ago)
Haus of Gloi: In the Ballpark, Marshmallow Woodsmoke, Rendezvous
Nocturne Alchemy: Many of their foody scents
Other perfumes I’ve tried that I want more of
Kyse: Cocoat Tiare, Delizia di Marshmallow, Fumee Vanille, Oui Plus!
Arcana: Bonfires at Dusk
BDK Rouge Smoking
Other scented things:
I'm a sucker for candles, incense, body scrubs, lotions, etc. I particularly like fall and wintery scents: pumpkin, apple, spices marshmallow, coffee, booze, etc.
I have a really long "want to read" list on Goodreads. I'm fine with used books or e-books (I have a Kindle) or Audible books.
I also have a really long Amazon wish list under wendyb1063 here.
I happen to live near this amazing place. Do you have any interest is anything that I could pick up there? The have hand made pottery, cookie molds, cookbooks with historical recipes all sorts of good stuff. https://www.gcv.org/shop/: I love the redware mug, straight sided, or any of the other redware items. The cookbooks look cool, too!
https://www.poesieperfume.com/loose-leaf-tea <---- would you be interested in receiving tea and / or scents from Poesie?
I would LOVE to get some of their stuff!! The teas all sound interesting, as do all of the Willow Cottage scents.
I have been remiss--witchee (or anyone needing a minion), I am notorious for homemade caramels, shortbreads both savory and sweet, and catnip/catnip laced toys. I've also started playing with homemade marshmallows and fruit candies. Any interest?
Yes to all, especially the shortbreads and catnip toys!
Would you like any of Snag Tights’ Halloween offerings and if so, what size?
I think I'm good for tights, especially now when I don't really go anywhere!
Do you prefer getting one or two really nice/more expensive things or several smaller/less expensive little things? Or do you have no preference?
Maybe several smaller items? But no strong preferences.
Witchee, do you like tea? If so, what kind
Yes, I love teas!!! I don't like sugar in my tea, but I don't mind and sometimes enjoy teas with sweet bits in them (dried fruit, etc.). I drink black, green, oolong, herbal, you name it!
Witchee, do you want anything? Shirts, mugs, postcards from Anarchist Seattle, Portland, or New York.... https://www.redbubble.com/people/litlnemo/shop?artistUserName=litlnemo
Would you be interested in a gently-used tarot deck (or other oracle)? If so, toss out some styles you gravitate towards, cause I have SO MANY DECKS and I'd love to send one or more along!
No, thank you.
Are you interested in receiving a burned CD of music? If so, name of genres, artists, styles that you are into or would like more of to explore.
I would love this!!! I love jazz and blues, and would like to have more of these. Pop stuff, some rock. I like classical but have a lot of it. Also, bluegrass and melodic folk music. Artists I love: Crowded House, CAKE, Squeeze, Jayhawks, Dar Williams, Joshua Redman. I like hearing new local artists that might not have national exposure (but should!).
Do you have an Amazon wishlist? If you do and you're ok with getting stuff from it, please share the link! Yes, I do! Here's a link.
Pumpkin/pumpkin spice – yay or nay? Yay in food/drinks but nay in other products (soaps, perfumes, etc.) or vice versa? What are your thoughts?
I LOVE all things pumpkin spice!!!
Candy corn – love it or loathe it? Or just don’t care much one way or another?
I'm a knitter. I have some knitted washcloths done, and can knit up more. Would you like some? Also, if answered soon enough, I can maybe get a scarf done. Would you like one? What colors would you like? Thin or thick? With or without fringe? Are you allergic to any fibers - wool, cashmere, angora, alpaca?
Knitted washclothes would be wonderful. I really like them. My Mom used to make them for me, but since I lost her several years ago, I have not had the heart to actually use the ones I have remaining from her.
A non-itchy scarf would be nice! I wear them for warmth and/or for their beauty.
How do you guys store your decants so they are not a confused mess? If you've got a system, please share it.
I use bullet boxes, and try to keep a grid with the names on the inside of the lids. I'm a bit behind in this, however!
Lilith are up! Is there anything from the release that you want? Decant or full bottles?
I've ordered a whole slough? slew? of decants. But I am pretty sure blind bottles of the following would work for me: Metal Twins, Perfectly Normal Childhood, Waiting, #2 Pencil, Baby's First Ballista, 2020 Aesthetic.
How would you feel about recipes?
I love them!
Would anyone be interested in anything from Bucees?! It’s a magical giant beaver gas station/shop! It has spices, fudge, Knick knacks, all things Texas, candy, beef jerky, roasted nuts, and of course beavers! Most things like the fudge and nuts are made in house. Beef jerky and nuts!
Witchee, assuming you like home made/home canned condiment goodies, what is your spice level preference? Spicy!! I LOVE spices and heat.
Would you be interested in anything from Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.? Ooh, yes!!! Candles or soap, in the Halloween scents look great. The Eloise Asylum, Crooked Cornmaze, and Haunted Woods in particular caught my eye, but many of them look very interesting.
Is there something from your fandom that popped up in another country you'd be particularly interested in? What, and what store? Not that I am aware of.
Would you be interested in some boozy chocolates (or anything else) from https://www.chocolatemoonshine.com/?
The boozy ones look interesting! I am an odd one though who dislikes chocolate with fruit flavors.
Would you, my dear Witchee, like anything from April Gloom? The ghost in the teapots are kind of cute!
How about from https://twinklentwilight.etsy.com I really like the "Blinded me with Science" project bag!
Are you a sock person? If so what are your favourite kinds to wear? Do you have a sockdreams wishlist?
Definitely a sock person! I like soft, warm, thick, DURABLE socks but also need more socks for exercise. Crew socks /hiking socks are my preference. No toe socks!!! I'm more about comfort than "style", and most of my socks are black, grey, or navy blue. Men's socks are fine too!
Would you enjoy anything from my friend Brian's Etsy shop? I can tell he is very talented, but it's not really my style.
If you're not near one, is there anything from Trader Joe's you'd like? I live near one.
How do you feel about local items from my city (Albuquerque, NM), like spicy (think chile) things or local coffee? The coffee is not spicy lol. Pinion things, like incense perhaps? Prickly pear jelly?
I LOVE all things spicy! And I love coffee and pinon incense, so YES to those. I really don't use much jelly/jam or preserves.
They're not my jam, but do you have good feelings about Funko Pop? I'm asking because I realize many people like them. Not my jam, either.
Candles! Anything from these places catch your fancy?
https://cantripcandles.com/collections (restocks Friday 9/18 at 9:00 PST). The Blackhound Tavern candle looks AMAZING!!!
https://miruscandles.com/collections. These look cool, but I have a hard time guessing what they would smell like.
https://briarwickcandles.com/collections. Some of the Autumn edition look nice.
Herb'n Eden...anything look good? Maybe the Vanilla Mint Coffee soap, but TBH, Paintbox Soapworks and Haus of Gloi products have more appeal to me.
Would you like anything from House of Gloi, especially from their Autumn Update?
I love HoG stuff. I'd really like to try any of their products in Ghost Puffs (and I think they had a Toasted Ghost Puffs, but it might be gone now). Olde Cider Haus sounds nice too.
I know the tea question has been asked, but what, specifically, about Adagio teas? I'd love to try Kentucky Bourbon tea! The Flavors Sampler might be good to try as well.
What about anything tempting from Dandelion Chocolate? The cocktail bitters all sound amazing!!!!
Do you decorate seasonally/for holidays? Is there anything in particular you would like to that end? I do indeed, and I go all out. I really like both Halloween and Christmas decorations with a vintage feel, for example, (but not necessarily), this. I also like cute little pumpkins. I've seen some really nice velvet pumpkins in various places this year that I would love. For example, this.
Nui Cobalt Designs perfumes...(just got her latest email): How about the scents being discontinued? The Critters? https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/collections/critters-2020?page=1
or other ones? Hecate Enoida, Perseids, Porch Swing, FIrst Harvest: Grain, and especially Appalachian Autumn sound really nice.
I have a friend who does pet caricatures. He's done ones for all of my pets. Is this something you would be interested of for your pet(s)? You know, this sounds nice, but I don't think it is something I would really love as much as I should.
Anything you'd like from Future Primitive: https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk : Dark Carnival sounds wonderful! So does Milk Wood. I'd love to try many of their products.
Do you have an Etsy wishlist? I do! I'll have to update it a bit. https://www.etsy.com/people/wbedale?ref=hdr-fav&tab=items
Do you need any astrological work done, since thats one of my professions? Any particular areas you could utilize a consultation? Having never had one, I'm not sure...
How do you feel about the homemade fudge I sell in my etsy shop? (See link to my shop in my signature) -particular preferences, flavors (consider I take special flavor requests all the time!)? A small amount of a good basic fudge or maybe a pumpkin fudge would be tasty.
How do you feel about keto or sugar-free, low carb baked goods or treats?? Its how I live, so Im pretty damn good at it. I would be ok with these, but I'm not afraid of carbs either.
is there anything you want from Lush? I love all things Lush. I could use another shampoo bar.
Do you have a favorite art style/movement/artist? I like Grant Wood, Marvin Cone, and other 20th-century American artists. I like folk artists like Debbie Criswell or Billy Jacobs. You can see a small sample of things l like here.
Who is your fashion icon(s)? I'm sad to say I don't have a very sophisticated sense of fashion. However, I get the Gudron Sjoden catalogs (I LOVE her stuff but it's pricey). I like bright colors and comfort.
What is your favorite mythological creature? I like the idea of some of the old goddesses like Freya and Boann.
I do pour painting/acrylic fluid art (with varying degrees of success, haha). Would you like a custom piece in colors of your choice (takes 3-4 weeks with curing, longer if you want it sealed, so it would arrive post-round if custom) or a piece already finished in my collection? I have mostly 12 x 12 and 10 x 10s right now. Pics available upon request! I would love to see these!
After enjoying looking at the links several others have put in the questions, I decided to add some of my own favorite independent artists who I enjoy supporting - so, what do you think of the goodies from these people? And specific items you love? Enjoy!
1) https://www.catcoven.com/ -
2) https://www.mineralgypsy.com -
5) https://www.faunwood.com -
7) https://fiddlersgreenzine.com -
8 ) https://www.hedgespokenpress.com
One of the things I do is make nifty things from sweaters that I cut up & upcycle into things like super warm mittens, arm warmers, striped arm warmers, cowls, teapot cozies, & French press cozies. I don't have a slipper I love yet, but I'm working on it. So, which of these things might you like? Give me some thoughts on colors you like & if for a teapot or press, I need to know a size. Mittens or cowls would be great!
I enjoy historical reproductions and am a fan of LBCC Historical Apothecary. Is there something in her store you might be interested in? Ooo, some cool things here! I would be very interested in the Turkish Rouge or the Rice Face Powder.
Does anyone like the prints or items from www.ElissaMarieCreative.com ? I have a few of her prints and the notebooks and they are quality! The notebooks look nice! I like the Magical Rosemary with the dot grid in particular.
What about www.drawingsbynicole.com? Anything specific? I like the strawberry and the daisy face masks!
Does anything from www.vapidlacquer.com stick out to you? I'd be interested in some of their bath/body products in the Continuity scent, perhaps.
How do you feel about fragrant things for the home like incense, candles, atmosphere spray?
I love all of these things, especially incense and candles. Fall-ish scents are nice for candles; for incense, I tend to like the more subtle scents.
Do you share your home with any loved ones (human, feline, canine, etc.) who might enjoy a tiny treat too?
My DH is very supportive of my SW participation. He will be starting to grow his annual beard soon. He will sometimes wear a bit of a BPAL in the more masculine scents. We have two dogs (big, outside dogs) and one inside cat. Elsie the cat enjoys toys. The puppies like healthy treats.
How do you feel about tea? Preferences? Would you want anything from David's Tea (https://www.davidstea.com/us_en/home/), Steepologie (https://www.steepologie.com/), Bird & Blend (https://birdandblendtea.com/us_en/), or do you have a favorite tea maker to suggest? What about tea tools or cups? I adore tea!!! I basically like most tea: black, oolong, green, herbal, loose, bags, etc. I don't generally like sweetened tea, though. I think I have enough tea tools. The glass double-walled nordic tea mug with lid is pretty cool! I've never tried matcha, and I'm curious about that.
would anybody like a small cross stitch thing, like a patch or pin? or cross stitching notions like handmade needle minders? Sure! I used to do a lot of cross stitching, and I might start up again.
Art and artists - anyone dig any of this? https://www.studiodesade.com/ (They also do masks, see here.) They are very nice, although maybe not my usual style. Some of the masks I would wear though!
If you knit/crochet/weave, would you like custom dyed yarn? And if so do you have preference on weight, fiber, colors? I have not crocheted in a long time, and I was never very good at it, but if I had some nice pretty yarn I might start up again!
what is one fun/frivolous thing for $20 or less that you’d enjoy? Some cute Halloween tchochtke
If I sent you to a dollar store with $20, what would you walk out with? A kitchen gadget, a weird flavor of candy corn, and a box of enameled binder clips
what are your feelings on home made/ home canned jams & pickles or syrups? I even make things with berries I grow in my garden. I make both brandied & bourbon cherries. Syrups good for cocktails, in lemonade or tea, flavors include Lavender, Lavender + Lemon, & Lavender + Vanilla. These all sound fantastic!!!
Is there something that you're especially hoping to receive for this round? For example, a brand you've heard of that you're especially wanting to try, or a certain "thing" that you really want but just cant bring yourself to buy for yourself?? Not really: part of the fun for me in doing Switch Witch is learning about/meeting new friends and finding out about things I’ve never heard of before.
Would you rather receive supplies/tools for your own craft/hobby or receive something you can't make yourself? Either is good!
Is there anything you'd like from Penzeys (https://www.penzeys.com/)? I live close to a Penzeys and already have MASSIVE amounts of their products in every spare niche of my kitchen. So I’m good!
Would you like anything from here? https://www.etsy.com/shop/TaterRoundsBeauty Sure! The Halloween perfumes look interesting and the candles too!
Would you like a face mask from one of my favorite artists? https://akumuink.com/collections/facemasks I love the Jack’o Lantern smile one!
one of our fellow BPAL friends makes custom masks, Hakutaku Custom Masks on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HakutakuMasks/ ). Would anyone be interested in one of her masks? These are gorgeous! I would love one of these.
are you familiar with https://www.a-natural-alternative.com/ ? Take a peak & let me know if you might like to try something. Maybe some of the soaps?
Is there anything you want from Japan? Current kit kat flavors are... Salty Lemon, Salty Lychee, Sweet Potato, Chestnut and possibly still some Cookies and Cream Ice Cream or Strawberry Ice Cream from summer. Other than that, anime goods, cute stationery, other Japanese snacks, lay it on me! I’d love to try some of those odd Kit Ka flavors! Maybe not the salty lychee, though…
What are your favorite self-care items or activities? I'm especially curious about things that you hesitate to do/get because they feel like frivolous luxuries. I love lighting candles, burning incense, taking long baths.
Does anything from Paintbox Soapworks catch your eye (http://paintboxsoapworks.com/)? I love their products. ANYTHING in Cathedral of Pumpkins, Hex on the Beach, Putney Road, or Demeter, Forsaken! YES!
Does anything from the Trading Post's etsy page catch your eye (https://www.etsy.com/shop/bptradingpost)? The Honey Maple Hot Toddy Hair Gloss looks great!
Is there anything you'd like from the UK? I do adore good, strong, black teas and chocolate covered Hob Nobs.
Do you have a particular fandom you'd like stuff from? I think not.
Do you want anything from Arcana's fall update?
Yes!!! Not sure which are in the update, but I would love to try any of these perfumes: Inclement, Infamy, Quim, Bonfires at Dusk, Ambrosia, Claws and Teeth, Darkling, Herne, Holy Terror, Mutiny, Reign in Hell, Spirit and Shadow, Sturm and Drang, Moonflower's Bliss, Sweet Trade
Would anyone like a witch pendant? Not sure I know what that it is unless that is a literal description of something. I probably would not mind a Halloween necklace with a witch on it.
What's a new company to you that you most want to try a product from or what would be a new product to you that you most want to try (make-up, perfume, or bath/body)?
Am always intrigued by Moonalisa; would like to try some of her perfumes.
If you like necklaces, what are some symbols or images that you would love to have a necklace depict? I do like necklaces. Simple, natural things or abstract things are good; I have a few things on my etsy wishlist.
Gardening? Yes! Zone 4.
Is there anything you might want from the latest update (Lab or TP)?
Yes! I’m waiting on decants, but missed the following:
Black Pumpkin Floss
Any and all of the candles!
Is there something(s) that you consider too spendy or too frivolous for you to buy for yourself, but that you actually want?
Yes, but I would not expect my switch witch to purchase it for me, either!
Do you use or would like to try loose eyeshadow pigments? I think not; I wear contacts and suspect they might cause some problems.
Witchee, do you want anything from the Haunt update coming up on 10/3? I know it might be too early to say, but if you could look at the preview on the night of 10/2 and let me know if you want anything...
I would love to try almost anything from Haunt.
Do any of Villainness' Soap Box exclusive scents interest you, especially any of the Smooches/Whippeds?
Yes, especially Jack-O and Autumn Gala.
Puddin' just put a shitton of old Lunacy shirts on the BPTP Etsy! Any ones interest you?
I think I have enough Lunacy shirts for now…
What do you do to take care of yourself when you're having a rough day (sick, life not going your way, whatever)?
I like to go to bed early with a good book and a beer!
Who here is going to be picking up JK Rowling's new book on Thursday
I don’t plan to buy it, but am interested in reading it.
favorite and least favorite baked goods?
I do like cookies a lot! And sourdough bread and things like zucchini bread. And brownies. I’m not sure there are any baked goods that I do NOT like?
what size T-Shirt do you wear (standard AND babydoll)? Depends on the cut; between a L and XL usually, but I prefer too big over too tight.
I found a fantastic little shop while traveling that had unusual jellies and jams. Would you be interested in trying something like Georgia Moonshine Jelly or TOE Jam (each letter stands for some kind of fruit, I don't remember which ones) or something similar? How about homemade jam in general? I honestly don’t use jam or jelly ☹
Would you be interested in homemade herbal remedies and tinctures? Only if they also smelled or tasted fabulous.
Paintbox Soapworks: Interested in anything from her? Yes, I would love to try some of her things. I’ve added a bunch of things to my etsy wishlist from her shop.
ThinkGeek: anything interesting to you on there?
What's one thing you want, right now, that you're having difficulty finding?
Nocturne Alchemy’s Scary Cat
are there any e-tailers you're desperately wanting to try? if so, any specific items/scents/etc? I am interested in trying Smell Bent’s Disco Nap or Walk of Shame
Lip balm - tube or tin? Tube, definitely.
Would you like to receive a journal or sketchbook? How about other pretty paper goods like post-its, notepads, bookmarks, letter paper/envelopes? Not especially.
Are you interested in audiobooks? If so, any specific titles? Yes; titles on my Amazon book wish list would be reasonable choices.
Bar soaps with some scrubby bits, yes or no? Sure.
Do you need any small electronic gadgets like flash drives and the like? Maybe a flash drive.
Would you like a pair of knitted socks? Would love them.
Do you have any use for knitted dishcloths, facecloths, etc, especially if they were fandom related? Would love them.
Do you subscribe to any sample boxes, and if so, which ones? Would you like to receive some samples? (perfume, eco/"green," skin care, hair, music downloads, cosmetics, soap...) I don’t subscribe to any, but always like getting samples.
do you have a problem with nudes???Male or Female? No problem with them.
People ask a lot of questions about dogs and cats, but I know a lot of forumites have rodent pets. How would you feel about hammocks or toys for your rats/hamsters/gerbils/etc.? No rodent pets here.
My Little Pony... Cute or meh? Meh.
I realize that we had a similar question in the ?aire, but I need you Witchee-s to list at least 5 items, each ranging $20 and under from Amazon.com or Walmart.com.
My new job is at a consignment store where we have all kinds of designer brands for very reasonable prices. Are there designer clothes/purses/sunglasses that you desire/love? (Give some indication as to your "style" as well. For example, do you like bohemian-style frocks in lavender? Crossbody purses in black? Sunglasses that are round and bug-like?)
Not really into designer things.
Are there any existing Weenies that you have your eye on, but haven't gotten around to getting?
In the meantime, let me know what you like to do on the Internet to kill time. Flash games? What are your daily websites/blog visits, or favorite YouTube videos? I play a lot of Angry Birds and WordWelder lately on my phone in the car. My husband and I have a long daily commute together…
And what are your favourite characters from your fandoms? Not sure I have any?
What is your holy grail "I'd kill to just have one drop in an imp" bpal scent? Storyville
Are there any existing Weenies that you have your eye on, but haven't gotten around to getting? I’ve ordered decants of most of them. But I know that I’m going to love Third Charm!
If you wear earrings, do you have pierced ears? Nope! But I do occasionally where clip-ons and would not mind some nice simple ones that are not too painful.
You are meeting up with someone on a casual lunch/early afternoon thing. This person is someone you want to impress/look good for (for whatever reason, not necessarily romantic, and not necessarily for business either). What would you look like, given the contents of your wardrobe/etc? Probably a sweater set in a bright jewel town, black trousers, comfy black shoes (I lean towards Keen’s and Danskos and that general type). Or nice jeans, long-sleeve v-neck shirt or sweater with a nice necklace, and again… comfortable shoes.
You are to be let loose in a clothing store of your choice, to pick a full outfit, down to the shoes, the accessories, etc. and things would be altered to fit you if needed. What store would that be, and what would you look like? See above; I would probably be in some online clothing store like Land’s End, LLBean, Zappos, or Talbots.
You open a box from the post office to reveal the 3 things you want most right now. What are they? (caveats: size doesn't matter, but they have to be tangible/buyable). Oboe reeds that play perfectly, perfume samples from some new company I haven’t heard of, shampoo/conditioner from Cocoa Pink or similar in some kind of fall-like scent.
WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH YOUR ASS OFF!!! movies, comedians, black humor, your partner, a comic strip? what? Wish I could find something that did effectively reduce the size of my bottom ☺ Actually, I tend to like very dark comedies, either in film or in books.
Candy Corn? Love it!
I live in Japan. Anything you would be interested in from there? I’m sure I would love something from Japan, but am not sure what. Some small piece of art would be lovely.
If you have cats, do they like catnip toys? If you have doggies, would they like a super-reinforced canvas toy with a squeaker in it? I have both, and they would both enjoy such toys!
If you have kids, what are they into? No kiddos.
How do you feel about wearable knitted lace? Shawls, wraps, and the like? I probably would not wear a shawl or wrap, but am starting to wear scarfs a bit, so perhaps something like that?
Looking at the warehouse, I notice that our lovely Greenwoodtree is able to do chart readings and/or forecasts at a very reasonable rate. Is this something you would want? Probably not, although it could be interesting.
Do you have a forum buddy? Someone who knows you and/or your tastes well enough to answer questions on your behalf? You could try Orata.
If you are on Livejournal, would you appreciate LJ stuff like paid time, custom userheads, stuff like that? If you are NOT on LJ but are on other sites that have similar paid-for services (Flickr, for example?) would you, and what are those sites/etc? Probably not as I don’t know what this even really is.
if you are into tarot, what is your favorite card? Not really into tarot.
would you like your own set of handmade rune stones or worry stones? Probably would not.
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider, or none of the above? Tea!!!!
Gum, hard candy, soft candy, or none of the above? I do like candy corn, but am not much of a candy person
Loose tea or tea bags? Do you need anything for your loose tea? (Filters, presses, etc.) Both loose or tea bags. I don’t need filters or presses since my amazing husband purchased me a fancy tea machine last year.
Do you do Goodreads or LibraryThing or a site like that? If so, can I see your to-read list, please? Yes, I believe I have a public Goodreads account under wendyb1063.
Are you a gamer (of any sort - video, casual, tabletop) and are there any games you want? Love adventure games! Although I have quite a few… I have both Mac and PC (through VMware) capabilities.
Do you like coffee? If so, what kinds? Flavored, fancy, basic? Beans or ground? Not really into coffee that much.
Would a Starbucks gift card make you happy or do you prefer your local place? Prefer local
Would you be interested in BPTP CANDY? Probably not…
CUSTOM-Made Pottery?? yea or nay? coffee mugs, rustic or more elegant? a set of bowls? soap dish? bird feeder? something alltogether different? and lastly, good colors for glazes...? Would love a nice coffee mug for work; rustic or elegant. Or any of the items listed. Open to glaze colors.
Songs that you keep meaning to buy but never get round to it?
Two out of Three by Meatloaf (where did my brain dredge that one up from?)
Madness by Muse
Chopin’s Ballade No. 1 in G minor
Movies that you love but forgot to put in your questionnaire? Too many to name, but I’m not generally one to watch the same film more than once… with the exception of a few that I already have on DVD.
Name one movie you keep meaning to buy, but just never get around to getting? See above
Any favorite Bath & Body Works scents/products? I do like Twilight Woods!
Haus of Gloi is offering custom perfumes - would you like one? What would your ideal blend be? I would love one. See my list of notes and pick some out for me! Would love an autumnal one with white oak, vanilla, wood smoke, etc…. Or something with clove…. Love clove lately…
Any Bath, Body or nutritional type items you would love to try from a Natural and Organic food store (similar to Whole Foods) that you don't buy because they are a bit too pricey? Not familiar with this store; might be interested?
Tell me of your taste preferences. Dry/sweet? Red/white? Lager/ale/porter/stout? Fruit? Spice? Hops? Sour (brettanomyces, etc)?
All of the above! Love buttery white wines, full body red wines, seasonal beers (oktoberfests, holiday spiced beers, spruce beers, etc.). Also like hoppy higher gravity beers!
are there any if MeiLin's books (e-book or print) you'd be interested in? Not sure what her books are about?
I'm about to be near a Lush store next week, is there anything you might like from there? I think I’m pretty well stocked, but can always use more Daddy O shampoo! The Emotional Brilliance face powder looks a bit interesting also, but is pricey.
Witchee, will you be gone from your normal mailing address at any point during the round? No.
Are you a Disney fan or does even thinking about Disney make your head hurt? If you're into Disney, would you like something from the Happiest Place on Earth ? Not especially.
dear witchee, would you, could you use an electric candle warmer? i'm talking something like this. The link is lost, but I would likely like it!
Do you lust after some new socks/tights? I do! Don’t really do tights, but socks, yes! Warm, thick ones… navy blue, black, brown, dark green….
Ninjas or Pirates? Pirates??
I have an extra room spray and 2 extra bath oils (one Cephalopod, one Exhibit Hall Fatigue) from Dragon*Con - would anybody like a decant? Sure!
I live near a Mast General Store. It has lots of vintage-y toys, southern foods (jams, jellies, spices) and vintage candy. Is there anything I can get for you? Not sure I need anything? Maybe some spice mixtures?
Do you have any Fall or Halloween traditions? We host a pumpkin carving every year in October… can always use more patterns, tools, or decorations!
a) Are you OK with "special deliveries"?
Is the address in your questionnaire the best place to reach you for said deliveries? Yes
c) If the delivery requires a phone number (as say, some florists do) would you be OK with that information being tracked down by your Witch or asked of you anonymously?
Would you be interested in beer, wine, or other specialty beverages from your Witch's area? Would LOVE beer from my Witch’s area!
Are there any crafts/skills you've wanted to learn but haven't gotten around to? And if so, would you be interested in supplies and tutorials?
Who here would be happy to get a lil' sumthin sumthin from Adagio Teas?
Do you Ravelry? And if so, what's your handle over there? Would you be interested in gift patterns from your queue?
Who likes Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses? I suspect I would love them!
Put your iPod/MP3 player/what-have-you on random and list the first 10 songs it plays!
Witchee, what are your favorite quotes?
What's one random thing you really like and one random thing you really dislike?
Are there any herbs that you haven't been able to lay hands on that I could send you? There's an herbal shop I really like here in NYC called Flower Powerthat has quite a wide selection.
If there are no "witchy" shops near you, is there anything I can pick up for you from Enchantments?
Some of your favorite artists? Classic and modern?
If you could have an image or certain subject painted for you on any type of "canvas" (on a box, on paper, on a canvas, and so on) - could you point your witch to some of these images?
Is there a GC scent that's been on your list for ages but keeps falling off the bottom of your order because of the LEs? Chimera
I've been getting into indie nail polish brands recently. What's your favorite indie brand of nail polish? Or what's your favorite mainstream brand of nail polish? Or are you not big on polish? Not big on polish.
Stuffed things: yea or nay?
mix-in-a-jar? How to you feel about cookie or cake or soup mixes that come in jars and you just add, like, an egg or water or what have you? Love them!
I live near this very cool Retro store (you can order online too) - are there things from it that would make you squee if your witch sent them?
Would you enjoy receiving cute but useful items like colorful kitchen utensils/gadgets, or bento supplies? (boxes, chopsticks, accessories, etc?) What about things like spice mixes (homemade, or Penzey's for example) Yes to colorful kitchen utensils and gadgets and spice mixes!
Do you like cute, seasonal or fluffy PJ bottoms? Like they sell at Target, Old Navy (they have had cute Halloween ones!) If so, what size do you wear? Maybe? Probably an XL.
What kind of chocolate do you like? Nuts, no nuts, white, dark, etc? Although I like nuts, I don’t enjoy them in my chocolate. I like really dark chocolate and sweet milk chocolate. Quality over quantity.
I live near a Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and Penzeys! What does your little heart desire from any or all of these places? I love all of them, but also have them all near where I work.
Are home made foods acceptable or does the idea of eating strange mailed food disturb you? Very acceptable!
I just gave you $20 and sent you into a "has everything" store ala Walmart and told you that you have to come out having spent it all, and none of it on anything you need. What would you buy? Be as specific as possible! Maybe a nice candle in an autumnal scent? A board game? Halloween décor items?
What kind of cuisines do you like? (I mentioned this in my ?aire but curious what my witch may like)And, what are your favorite restaurants? Love Cajun, Mexican, Italian, German, Arabic, Polish, Greek, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese, Southern, Barbeque, Irish, etc. etc. I like local independent restaurants over chains.
I'm from Canada - is there anything specifically a witchee might like that is only available here? Perhaps, but I don’t know what it would be!
what are your "fandoms" and would you like a t-shirt from TeeFury if an appropriate one came up? Have to confess I don’t know what a fandom even is ☹
Do you have an eReader and if so which one? A regular Kindle 2.
Do you like candles, or tart burners, or something? If so, what's your favorite scent to burn? Love them! Love fall and winter scents- think HOLIDAY!
Would you be interested in washable/reusable muslin “paper” towels (basically muslin squares hemmed around the edge)? Maybe in some sort of box to put on your kitchen or bathroom counter? Sure!
Do you drink alcohol and if so, would you be OK with your witch sending you homemade infused vodka? Also, does your state allow alcohol to be shipped through the mail? Yes, yes, and no, I think, sadly ☹
If you get me (or a fellow Aussie, if there are any playing this round) as a witch or witch's minion, would you like to try some Australian specialties, such as TimTams (delicious chocolately cookies), Caramello Koalas (koala shaped chocolates filled with gloopy caramel), Australian native spices or anything like that? Would love to! Especially the Australian native spices!!!
If your witch is a knitter, crocheter or sewer, is there a particular type of garment you would love to receive (hat, scarf, wrap, cowl, socks, fingerless gloves, arm warmers etc)? Scarf!
Is there anyone else in your house (kids, pets, partner) that would really appreciate a small gift being included for them in the switchwitchy haul so they don't feel left out? Perhaps my kitty or my dogs? The DH says he gets enough fun watching me and doesn’t need anything, but he does have a think about anything TRACTOR.
Since it's been mentioned several times, and I've also offered to nacho witch some, would you like to receive wild rice and or maple syrup? I promise to include recipe ideas with the wild rice. Yes, both would be great!
I have 5 bushels of tomatoes sitting in the kitchen right now that are supposed to turn into red sauce tomorrow, so would anyone like a basic red sauce (spaghetti sauce) to make its way to them? Sure!
How would you feel about a taste of (insert witch location here) box? Would love this!
Last year, my wonderful witch Alethia adopted a bat for me from batworld.org, a bat rescue and sanctuary. Bat's World Would you be interested in having a bat adopted in your name? Don’t know much about the cause; seems worthwhile
Do you like s'mores and s'mores-flavored things? I like s’mores. Not sure about s’more-flavored things? But s’more ingredients, yes!
What's the neatest freebie you've gotten? It can be cool or thoughtful or just totally unexpected, and not limited to BPALdom.
Someone who I unfortunately cannot remember frimped me a FULL decant of Lump of Coal! And someone else, identity failing me, gave me a testable sample of Storyville. And most awesome of all: my Spring Cleaning “dustpan) (Mimosa) sent me a fabulous box, all the way from England, to thank me for being her witch (broom), full of perfume, Lush products, chocolate, a book etc. etc. etc. I envy the luck one who gets her this Switch Witch round as their witch!
Switch Witch Questionnaire
Pets: Angus (cat), Jamie and Buddy (dogs)
Religious orientation: Christian. But also am very interested in Paganism and its links to Christianity.
Favorite Holiday: Halloween and Christmas (see above ☺)
Occupation/Major in school: Regulatory affairs director and scientist/biochemistry
Living arrangement (by yourself, with roommates, etc): With husband and pets
Organizations/Causes/Activities (Things you belong to or causes you believe in): Blood and organ donation, science literacy
Favorite BPAL oils: Snake Charmer, Tintagel, Sin, Antique Lace, Morocco, WILF, Halloween: Las Vegas, Samhain, Lamb’s Wool, Madame Moriarty, Hod, Flowering Chrysanthmums, On Darkness, Mictecacihuatl, Clockwork Couture: Male, Golden Priapus, Dorian, Black Lace, O, Devil's Night, Mead Moon, Alice, Eclipse, Black Phoenix, TKO, Hay Moon, Oak Moon, Dragon Moon, Banshee Beat, Magdalene, Gun Moll, Liz, Sin, Tombstone, Pallas Athene, Hygeia, Panther Moon, Schwarzer Mond, Luna Negra, Berry Moon 2011, Waltz of the Snowflakes, Urd, Hellion, Scherezade, Sin, In Brightness and in Joy, Mourning Lace, Celeste
Favorite notes: Vanilla, spices (especially clove these days), wood, resins, amber, musk, carnation, incense, rose, booze, hay, grass, clover, tobacco, honeysuckle, powder, cream, sandalwood, patchouli, honey, violet, apple, smoke, tonka, benzoin, almond, some pines, sugar, plum, pumpkin, linden blossom, lavender, wine, honey, bread
Favorite non-BPAL perfumes:
Nocturne Alchemy: Nocturne Sapphire, Karkade Summer Moonstone, Bes, Princess Amber, Ozymandias, Dragon Vanille, Honey Cherry Blossom, many others
Violette Market: After Dark, Ghost of Skeletal Oaks, Golden Autumn, Taffy Pull, Sugared Incense Cotton Candy, Butter Cow, Under the Grandstands, many others
Solstice Scents: Jack and the Devil, Spellbound Woods,
Arcana: Alec D’Uberville, Morphine, Devilish, many others
Blooddrop: So Help Me Hex
Moxie Nouveau: Bonfire Toffee, Ghost Stories, many others
Conjure Oils: Abandoned Morgue, Goth Chick Pride
Possets: Scent of Angels, Hathshepsut, Sorrow, Black Prince
Ava Luxe: No. 23, Sweet Patchouli, Love’s True Bluish Light, Amande
Sonoma Scent Studio: Winter Woods
Guerlain: Spiriteuse Double Vanille
Least favorite notes: Ozone, metallics, dirt, aquatics some jasmines and sharp white florals, mint, eucalyptus
Least favorite non-BPAL perfumes: Commercial perfumes with strong aquatic notes
If Beth made a custom blend for you, what would the notes be, and what would you want the label art to look like? Milkweed blossom, clover, hay, honey, and vanilla musk. The label art would be a pastoral scene of some kind.
Clothing & Jewelry
Hair type: Fine, straight, blonde
Skin Type: combination skin
Allergies (specifically B&B related): None
Other things to avoid: Can’t think of anything?
Tub, shower or both? Both!
Favorite bath & beauty products: Bubble bath, bath scrubs
Clothing Style/Fave garments:
Favorite clothing colors/colors to wear:
Type(s) of jewelry worn: simple, subtle necklaces
Ring/wrist/collar size: No idea!
Jewelry - gold or silver? Either
Do you have any allergies to metal? Not that I know of
Favorite gemstones: Nothing stands out
Sock/Shoe Size: Women’s large/ size 8.5-9 or 39-40
Style/home decoration style: classy country; at least, that is what I aim for!
Favorite decorating colors: Red or purple as an accent color
Things you collect: Perfume, of course
Favorite music: classic rock, 80’s, classical, blues, jazz, zydeco, alt-country, etc.
Least favorite music: twangy country, rap
Vegetarian/Vegan?: (Please be as specific as possible to reduce confusion!) Nope!
Other food restrictions: None, really
Favorite flavors: Vanilla, lemon, maple, chocolate
Favorite foods/drinks: Too many of both to really list. Beer and tea (black or fruit teas)
Favorite authors/genres: historical fiction (Sharon Kay Penman, for example), modern literature (Jonathan Franzen, for example), British mysteries (Kate Atkinson, for example)
Least favorite authors/genres: Fantasy, sci-fi
Books/authors you'd like to read, but haven't yet: See my Amazon wish list!
How do you feel about receiving gently used books as gifts? I would LOVE them!
Favorite stores (including clothing stores): Lush, gourmet food/cooking stores, book stores, stores that sell perfume, soap, bath products, candels
Favorite online stores (including B&B stores): See above
Magazines you subscribe to: All About Beer magazine
Magazines you like, but don't subscribe to: None that I can think of right now…
Favorite movies: Fargo, Office Space,
Favorite TV show(s): Glee, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Mad Men
Hobbies/crafts done: Gardening, cooking, playing oboe and recorder
BPAL Wish List (including SW/SF Help):
Other website Wish lists (amazon.com, etc):
I have tons of things on Amazon.com! My etsy list needs to be updated, but the items shown will give you an idea of my tastes.
- On a scale of 1-5, how organized are you? 4.75
- Where, outside of the U.S. would you love to visit? (if you're international, this can be anywhere) England (have been there 5 times but always want to return), Scandinavia, extreme northern and other remote places.
- Do people tell you that you act older, younger, or your age? Younger
-If I gave you a toy gun with flashing lights, would you hide and start shooting people from around corners OR would you thank me on the IGI thread and then quietly donate it (a niece, Oxfam, Goodwill, wherever)? (there are no wrong answers for this, so don't be afraid to answer honestly) Would quietly donate after thanking…
- What animal do you feel like the most? A Homo sapien. But I like cows a lot.
- Your favorite feature about yourself: My elbows.
- Do you live in a neighborhood or in the middle of nowhere? In the middle of the Driftless region of southwestern Wisconsin.
-Have you ever thought, "oh, I'm going to get myself one of those one of these days" but then never do? List 1 under $10 and 1 over $10. A really good small whisk (probably could be over or under $10, actually).
- How do you feel about boi witches? Boi witch? Meaning a male switch witch partner? I would ADORE one!
- Do you like garage sales (boot sales)? Not as much as most
- I like to slather my food in …: Really hot salsa
- State fairs or carnivals? State fairs
- You throw caution to the wind and runaway to join a traveling circus. What job would you want ( a main performer, a side show, a behind the scenes spot, etc) and why? I’d be making exotic flavors of cotton candy
- What mythical or fantastic race of creatures (dragons, unicorns, griffins, elves, dwarves, faeries, etc.) do you most identify with? Honestly, I don’t know much about any of them… but do identify with the wise women of yore, who were not mythical.
- Imagine that you're given a shoebox-sized time capsule, and you are asked to put any number of items in the box that symbolize who you are. The items can be may be anything you can imagine, and money is no object, but they must fit within the box. What do you choose?
Some morning glory seeds
A bottle of my home-brew
An oboe reed
Some fur tufts/hair from my pets
A photo of my husband
- Do you need storage boxes? Not really
- The world has given you the day off. You hear that, no chores, responsibilities, or budget you have to follow. What would you do in those 24 hours? Be alone in nature, in sunshine if possible.
- Do you like steampunk & if so what kind of steampunk item would you most like to receive? I like it but don’t know much about it.
- Do you have an etsy shop? No
- Would you like to receive baked goods, if so what kind? Yes! Open to anything. Cookies?
- What is something totally random (yes, that thing that just popped into your head) that hasn't been covered by any previous questions?
Notes (Here's where you can add additional information you'd like your Switch Witch to know!):
Odd things I would like:
Music for soprano recorder (solo or duets): I don't have much, so pretty much anything you get is good. Medium/advanced level should be fine
Bulbs or perennial plants (I live in Zone 4) are good, as long as I get them by mid-October before we have a frost. Would adore Joe Pye weed plants!
Cookbooks! I love them!
I purchase a lot of music on amazon.com. I have a Kindle and use it regularly, but enjoy real books and have no problems with used books
Love all things Halloween, and would love Halloween decor items that are tasteful. Especially love vintage Halloween styles...
I do love necklaces that are fairly simple, and would adore something that was one-of-a-kind or hand made.
I love nice socks.
Is there anything you'd like from the Mütter Museum Store? I would love to visit the museum, but I don’t think I need anything from the store.
I just noticed that Cocoa Pink has 5 ml Perfume Atomizers. Yay or nay? Scents you would like? Scents you would NOT like? Yay: Spiriteuse Double Vanille, The Un-Red, Pumpkin Pie Stout, Naughty Pumpkin, White Pumpkin, Pink Patchouli…
what's your favorite kind of pizza? Italian sausage, green pepper, black olives, roasted red peppers, and jalapenos.
who are your style/fashion icons? post pics if you want! Sadly… I can’t really think of any!
Are there any food items you're craving/aren't able to find around your area? I’m drawing a blank here too…
If you're interested in a handmade pouch/cover for an item you have (phones, tablets, books, keys, kettles...), what would your ideal pouch/cover have? Design, material, additional functionality/features like pockets or lights or secret hidey-holes? I don’t think I have any need for any covers?
Would you like a photo collage based around your interests/favorite colors/favorite themes? This might be nice! I don’t know what color I would choose, but something based on my interests would be interesting.
If you're crafty, are you interested in spoonfeather? And if so, what things there delight your eyes? I don’t know what this is…
Colors! What are your favorite colors and what colors do you not like? Pictures and links, people! This is kind of a lame answer, but I like so many different colors in different contexts!!! I love the colors in a sunset or in a fall forest. I like the blue of a tropical sea and a spring sky. I love so many of the shades found in flowers, and the shades of green in spring of new leaves. I like the warmth of black and the color of sun-bleached corn stalks before harvest.
What is your favorite word? Cromulent
What are the feelings on arm warmers? Color, style, texture, length? I don’t think I need one.
Do you like tarts? tealights? jar candles? votives? I love candles of all kinds, especially jar or pillar candles
What's your favorite flavor? Sour, sweet, bitter, salty? I like them all; probably sweet and salty tied for first.
So, are there any online gaming witchees who covet purchasable in-game items or other gamer-y stuff? (yup, geek question) I’m not a gamer.
Anyone doing anything cool for Mabon (or the start of fall, if you aren't pagan? Hopefully making apple cider.
What is your favorite coffee blend at Starbucks? If you don't have one, what is your favorite roast of coffee? I’m more of a tea drinker.
Cthulhu: yay or nay? Appreciative, but not really a “fan”.
Is there something that you wish you could do, but you keep putting it off? Yes, refinishing some furniture, but I need a good block of time with good weather to do it.
Put your current mp3player (I am the anti-apple, so no ipod ), winamp playlist, what have you, on shuffle, list the first 10 songs:
1. Stop Watching Your Enemies: Koko Taylor
2. Blue Monday: New Order
3. Rodney Balulalow: Anonymous 4
4. I Don’t Live Today: Jimi Hendrix
5. Fire in the Hole: The BoDeans
6. Drivin’ Wheel: Junior Parker
7. Friends Forever: Old ‘97s
8. Many a New Day Ballet: Oklahoma soundtrack
9. Fernando: ABBA
10. Francaix Wind Quintet #1, Andante Quintillo: Galliard Ensemble
Witchee, have you made (or are you planning to make) any Lab or Trading post orders soon? And if you did (or plan to), you should share what you're getting
Yes, I have! Several orders of doom!!
Halloween: Las Vegas
Blood Moon 2011
La Calavera Catarina
Halloween Bath Oil: Honey Pumpkin Stout
Room and Linen Spray: Harvest
Soap: Honey Pumpkin Stout
Perfume Oil: Candied Pumpkin
Bath Brews: Tears of the Seraphim
Halloween Tee - Babydoll Scoop Neck Tissue Tee
Do you have any interest in rocks? Not like, polished colorful stones.. but like... rocks. With geologic significance! I do like rocks.
If your witch were to knit you a scarf/shawl/cowl, which would you prefer, and what features would you want? Would you prefer something light and drape-y or thick and warm? What kind of colors would you prefer? Do you have any fiber allergies or preferences? Thick and warm. I have a winter coat that is kind of a rose/mauve color, so something that would go with that. No allergies, but nothing scratchy.
If you have a pet, could you please post a photo of it? I really need to see what your pet, if you have one, looks like. I do have 2 dogs and a cat; Angus, Jamie, and Buddy. http://www.flickr.com/photos/52064888@N05/
Do you like/own/wear/want fairy wings or something of the like? No.
How do you feel about terrariums? Not really interested.
What's your favorite horror movie? The original Halloween.
If your witch was the practical type and wanted to include one or more of your everyday essentials, what would those include? I'm talking about the bath products, lotions, face lotions, teas, food, etc that you really use every day. Dove unscented soap, DHC olive oil cleanser, Yorkshire Blend tea, blueberry Cliff bars, lightly salted almonds
Jane Austen .. Yay or Nay? Yay!!!
I put up quotes I love in my office and studio to get me going, They range from goofy to sarcastic to inspirational... Are you interested in a hand painted quote? Do you have one in mind, or a topic in mind? Maybe? I don’t know about a topic, although I have some quotes on my FB page that I Like.
Do you like period or period-styled paraphernalia? Stuff like postcards, notecards, jewelry, office supplies, what-have-you? Not sure?
If you like manga, comics, and/or graphic novels, what is it about them that you like, in general? The story, the art/style, etc? Not really interested
If you could choose a Smack, what would it have in it? Fall-based scents
if you could have a salon scent made, based on any artwork(s) what would it be? How about this one: Grant Wood’s Stone City, Iowa. Or Andrew Wyeth’s Evening at Kuerners.
Are you scientifically curious and/or process-oriented? Would you like a project-type gift that allowed you do do something like make soap from scratch, take and (nontoxic-ly) develop photographs using a pinhole camera, use plant dyes on yarn or fabric, etc.? Yes! Especially making soap or plant-based dyes.
What's 'your' song/your theme song? Not sure I have one?
What would be your superpower? Needing no sleep
Witchee, would you like a gently used BPAL tshirt? Probably not… I have several already.
Do you like homemade snack mixes? I know Puppy Chow was mentioned in a previous question, but what about healthier and more natural type snacks like granola or trail mix? You can put a lot of delicious and fun things into trail mix, yeah? If you say "Sure, I'd love some!" what kinds of things do you like/not like in those kinds of snacks, ie coconut flakes, raisins, certain nuts (allergies??), candy, etc. Give us your list of DO's and DON'Ts! Something healthy would be good (I’m not a fan of puppy chow). I like most nuts and dried fruits.
Do you like charm bracelets? If you had a bracelet, what sort of charms would you want on it? Favorite hobbies, symbols, whatever? I have one already!
Would you like any ecotools makeup brushes? They're kinda one of my favorite things ever, and they're animal-friendly and the handles are bamboo. And to top it all off, they work really well for applying makeup. Honestly, I probably would not use them.
Do you like Legos? Especially mini-fig key chains, Lego block keychains, small Lego sets, etc? Probably not.
Since the previous question about "what would you buy from the Lab if you had unlimited funds, etc" left WAY too much to the imagination with no limitations (my answer was pretty much BUY ALL THE THINGS!), what would you do if you found a $50 bill on the ground and a nagging voice in the back of your mind told you that you HAD to spend it on BPAL or else face Death. Also, say they had free shipping (LOL) so don't factor that in. What would you get? And spend it all! Or as close to $50 as you can get. Samhain 2011 and Chimera. Or Devil’s Night 2011.
Are there any characters that you love or identify with? Not really? I do like Bridget Jones and Ugly Betty though. And Margie in Fargo. And Marge Simpson.
A question! If you are crafty, what's your personal art style? I'm not talking just about what art you like to look at, but what kind of art do you like creating? Do you have a "process" while you're creating beauty? I just like to be in a happy zone with no pressure.
Are there any Arcana Weenies that you MUST HAVE? Edict of Worms, Ghost Pumpkin, Kincardine Maiden, Comfort Me with Apples
So what say you? IS an "unexpected" visit/in-person witching OK? I think so? With a little advance notice ☺
What strange misc. items would you love to receive that you just haven't gotten for yourself? A wine glass holder. A really good vegetable peeler.
How do you feel about franken polish? Are you okay with all chemicals, or would you prefer 3 free? Would you want glitter or holographic glitter? What colors would interest you? Not sure what this is, but probably would not ever use.
Dear witchee, how do you feel about lip balm? Favorite style (twist up tube, pot, tube with wand, etc.)? Favorite flavors? Flavors to avoid? Favorite brand? Do you need more right now or are you set? Are you one of those people who could never have enough lip balm even though you have a bowl on your dresser overflowing with them and 10 in your purse and an order for more on the way? I do like twist up tube lip balms, and like the colored ones.
Would you be interested in getting fountain pen inks or art supplies via JetPens and or DickBlick? (I know I have a wishlist on JetPens and just love using fountain pens in my artwork) They are nice, but no thank you.
-For those interested in watercolors, how would you feel about getting a palette filled with paint from my watercolor tubes but not getting the paint tube itself? (kind of like this but without the covers for the compartments and bigger http://www.flickr.co.../in/photostream) I’m not really interested…
-How do you feel about getting art supplies in general? (copic markers, watercolor, brushes, paint, sketchbooks etc.) I would probably not use.
-How do you feel about Threadless tshirts? I have too many t-shirts as it is!
If you were turned loose in a basic drug store (CVS, Walgreens - a pharmacy with attached mini-mart, basically!) with a $20 bill, what would you pick up? Almonds, some good hair conditioner, a Sudoku puzzle book, and something Halloween-ish
Darling Witchee, would you enjoy farmer's market pickled veggies (green beans, garlic, asparagus, etc) or fresh canned peaches or something of that nature? Would love! Maybe not the garlic, but everything else.
Do you prefer color or white photographs? Nature or abstract? Nature, color
would you be interested in something like this?
https://lostcrates.com/how-it-works Probably not…
Amigurumi, yes or no? No? I don’t know what it is.
I have a question! What are some of your favorite paintings? (famous or undiscovered?) Feel free to link to examples! I think I answered this before.
If you could have an image painted for you - sky is the limit - what would it be? A Wisconsin-style barn
Name your 3 favorite scents for candles Vanilla, Apple/Cinnamon, Pumpkin. But I love many other scents too!
Name your 3 favorite types/flavors of tea: East Frisian black tea, apricot black tea, and mixed all fruit melanges
If you had an international witch, is there anything you would like from the UK? (Or Australia, Belgium, France any other country we have witches from. Rhubarb candy or chocolate covered HobNobs. Or other things we cannot get in the US.
Dear witchee, if you answered 'Mac' to the Mac/PC question previously issued by another participant, please tell me what kind of computer you have, what peripherals you own (like the wireless trackpad, wireless vs/wired keyboard and mouse), and whether you're interested in Apple-related items (stickers, keychains, other things with the logo, etc). I think I am set with computer stuff.
Would you like/wear a pair of these? http://www.ravelry.c...rary/yoga-socks If so, what color?
I do like socks, but wasn’t able to get the link to work. I like basic socks that I can wear with jeans. I could use more maroon/plum colored socks, navy blue socks, black socks, and socks with cute designs.
Is there anyone here who likes toe socks? You know, those socks with a place for each toe? No, I am fairly sure I would hate these!!! Sorry!
Do you wear t-shirts? Are there particular things you like on them? Would you like one designed by your Witch? And, if you don't mind saying, what size t-shirt do you wear?
I do wear t-shirts, but have lots and lots of them!
How do you feel about pumpkin scented things? Not perfume related, but soap, candles, etc....
I LOVE them!!!!!!
Has anyone else heard of or does anyone else love Glamourkin?
I don’t know what this.
Are you looking for a certain kind of DVDs to spruce up your collection right now?
Does anyone like postcards? Is anyone willing to be a Nacho witch for postcards?
I would be willing to be a Nacho witch for postcards!
Anyone going to see any good concerts this fall?
None on the calendar at the moment.
Do you like Star Trek? Original TV series, films, spinoff series, etc? Favorite characters?
Witchee, would you like a framed photograph and of what?
Possibly, something natural or scientific and aesthetically pleasing.
Are you more prone to order out or cook at home? Would you be interested in cookbooks, kitchen utensils, and the like? If so, anything specific?
Cook at home. I would love cookbooks; I’m always looking for more good vegetable recipes in particular. I could use a nice, small wire whisk.
New question: How do you feel about maple syrup?
Love it! My husband and I have made syrup from box elder sap, but it doesn’t have that maple flavor.
How do people feel about little pocket shrines, maybe something inspirational/motivational to keep in their purses/backpacks/whatever? (Like these: http://www.art-shrin...cketshrines.htm)
My pockets and purse are always full of stuff as it is.
Do you like Star Wars? Original Trilogy? Prequels? Spin-offs? Favorite characters?
I enjoyed the original trilogy, but am not really into it.
Do you like beef jerkey, I know some may be vegatarian, but where I live beef is a staple and beef jerkey abounds. If so do you it really thin, hard and crunchy or thicker and softer. (OK that borders on obscene)-
I do like beef jerky!!! Thicker and softer ☺
Also do you like or racier ecards from time to time and do you need to be warned if something may be not safe to open at work.
They would be ok but probably should be warned since I might open at work.
Doctor Who? Yay or nay? (please don't make me cry by saying nay)
Yay… but am not someone who is really into it. Please don’t cry! I liked Christopher Eccleston a lot.
I have a couple spare Doctor Who stickers. If my witchee is a fan, would they like a couple Doctor Who stickers in their package?
You should save them for a true fan.
Anyone love Buffy/Angel?
How would you feel about gummies? Like, gummy bears? Gummy werewolves? Gummy vampires?
I’m not a big fan.
How would you feel about a totally original Gela-skin for your laptop/iPod/phone? Stickers? Decals?
I do have a 13 inch Macbook…
Since this is a Halloween round, what's your Creepy threshold? Are you a cartoon bats and smily pumpkins person or a skulls-and-bones the-dead-are-rising kind of person? Are your fairytales dark or Disney?
I have a high creepy threshold. Fairytale dark, definitely.
Are your ears pierced, Witchee? Do you have any other piercings? Would you like to receive any items of jewelry for these piercings?
I have no piercings ☹
How do you all feel about Whoopie Pies?
I’m afraid I’m sounding so negative! But being honest. Whoopie Pies=Calories I don’t need.
Interested in anything from Lush?
Yes! I’ve been a Lush fan for many years, although haven’t purchased anything recently. I love their bubble bath bars but am usually too cheap to purchase them. I also love the Cynthia Stout shampoo.
Can you sum yourself (whether it be personality, life's goals, ethics, whatever) in 10 words or less?
Introverted but friendly, sensitive, geeky, believer in kindness, nature, teamwork
How about little bottles of booze? Ya wanna? What kind?
I think I would prefer the booze mixed in baked goods
What are your views on fudge and brownies? (Also, if you live in a warm place, where the fudge might melt, that'd be helpful to know. Or, if you're diabetic and fudge is death, that'd be useful to know, too.)
Love them both… although try to do so in moderation, but am not always successful!
Also, what about mochi? Love it, hate it, baffled by it?
??? Just googled it; I think I have had it, and was o.k. with it, but it wasn’t love at first taste.
Anything from the update ya'll are liking? BPTP UPDATE
I have placed an order of doom already… but would love to try the Samhain, Streuobstwiese, or Sugar Skulls soaps that I resisted in my order. Or any of the Halloweenie bath oils!!! Or the Opium Tar bath brew!
Does anyone like kimchi? Not really…
Would you be interested in a sample box(from somewhere like Birchbox or loosebutton)? Maybe?
You have to place a Lab and Trading Post order. Right fuckin' now. No spending limits. What do you buy? One of everything that I haven’t tried. Two of everything that I have tried and liked!
Paintbox Soapworks - anything you're interested in, in general or from the latest update?
Yes! Anything with a fall-ish theme I would love! I love soaps and bath scrubs, and lotions too!
Do you guys have any sports that you follow obsessively? How about favorite teams and/or athletes Not really… but of course, living in Wisconsin, I do follow the Packers and the Badgers.
How do you feel about notebooks/journals/stationery? Anything you need or particularly like?
I could use some blank notecards, maybe?
Does confetti/glitter make you angry or fill you with glee? A little of both, actually!!!
Fabulous witches and witchees, perhaps you all could note of you've received MeiLin's goodies? Or if you want? What are they??? I don’t think I have received them.
How do you feel about stuffed animals/plushies/general soft, cuddly things? If you like them, what kind of animals would you be interested in? Probably not…
How interested would you be on somewhat personalized bottle cap labels? Like these that I did? Maybe? I have affixed labels to my bottle caps already.
When you're miserably sick (*sniffle, cough!*) what are the things that comfort you the most?
My electric blanket, my cat, and a dark and quiet room. My flannel nightie and a warm bath. And my husband.
What constitutes ultimate luxury to you? (go crazy!)
A dinner with expensive wine… fresh asparagus… fresh seafood… really nice chocolates… a nice dessert wine while I take a steaming hot, candelit bath with multiple BPAL and/orLush products… and then crawling into a huge feather bed with really high thread count sheets and a down quilt with the windows open and a fire crackling in the fireplace. And I would have Storyville slathered on me as I drifted to sleep with no alarm clock set.
What do you really NOT want?
I don’t really know!
How would you feel about kitchen towels and other similar household objects, if they are pretty or a souvenir?
If they were pretty or holiday-festive, I would love them!
How did you dress up for your last party or compulsory-formal-dress occasion?
Dress pants, low-heeled pumps, and a lavender sweater set and a simple diamond pendant.
Do you enjoy puzzles/riddles? (Cryptograms, Sudoku, Crossword, Jigsaw, etc)
I LOVE Sudokus and Crossword puzzles! Not into jigsaws, though.
Witchee, would you be interested in having a special tea cup/coffee mug/glass to drink out of?
Would you like to receive e-books? And if so, in what format? Yes! Kindle! Although paper books are fine too.
If you have kids, would you be interested in getting things for them? And if so, what are they interested and what sizes are the wearing now?
No children ☹
Would you be interested in a felted handbag? Do any of these styles appeal to you? http://tinyurl.com/3o2epzl (there's at least one guy-friendly style, too!)
These are gorgeous! I love almost all of them!!!
Are there are patterns, motifs, etc that you especially like?
I like most natural things like leaves, butterflies, etc.
Witchee, would you be interested in having a special tea cup/coffee mug/glass to drink out of?
Yes! I drink tea every day.
If you're a tea drinker, is there any specific tea you would like to receive, not just the kind/flavor but also the type/packing--i.e., tea bags, loose tea, compressed, etc?
I like both loose teas and bagged teas. I like strong black teas (like Assam, or British blends) and also caffeine-free fruity teas. Also fruit-flavored black teas (apricot, mango, strawberry, currant, etc.)
I am fond of the thrift. Do you mind lightly used goods? Please be specific! For instance, I'm a little squicked by used clothing, but I don't mind any other used goods (i.e. books, glassware, games, DVDs, whatever.)
Books and games and DVDs are fine!
Do you have an Etsy shop? Do you know of any Etsy shops that are Switch Witch friendly?
Would a gift or a postcard from Disneyland make you squee with delight or puke into your mail box? Honestly… I would probably be a little disappointed!
What are your favorite types of Halloween candy? Candy corn!
Do you prefer soap or shower gel? Please give examples of your favorite scents or brands.
I like them both, and am not too picky and my skin is not sensitive. I have some Wylde Ivy soap samples that I love, and am intrigued by Savor and Paintbox Soapworks. I would love fall-themed scents especially! Apples, pumpkins, leaves, spices, etc.
How do you like your chocolate? For example with nuts, mint, peanut butter, caramel?
With mint, or peanut butter. Maybe caramel? Not with fruit or nuts.
Beads! Do you use them? Would you want some? What sorts of beads do you like?
I probably would not use them.
Anyone here like caramels? Sea salted caramels?!?!
They sound fabulous!
Would you like a hand dyed or hand painted scarf or wrap or other item? If so, what colors/designs/fabrics do you like? Yes! No big preference. I tend to dress pretty casually and conservatively.
This was a question before, but does anyone here like stones? Just pretty polished stones for use in whatever purposes? Probably not?
And another question; anyone like anything in particular from Think Geek? I have browsed their catalog and found things I have loved, but cannot think of them now!
Pinterest, do you have boards you want to share or are you following anyone with great boards you want to share?
What #1 actor, director, author and/or musician are you obsessed with?
James May of Top Gear
Are you interested in anything from the Villainness Bad Apples update?
Yes! Just Right soap or candles… maybe Discord also. I do like apples!
If you have a pet, would he/she/they like to receive a treat or a toy as a gift? Does your pet have any dietary restrictions or other preferences w.r.t. said treat?
They might… they always like food treats!!!
What are your top three "I want to try them but I think I'll never get to try them" (or, "I've tried them and I want moar moar moar, but I don't think I'll ever get any") scents/bath oils/sprays?
Storyville, Comforting Plush Companion, and Gypsy Queen
Is there a particular artist and piece that you would like a print of? If so, what is your max size that you could spare on your walls? Not especially; my walls are pretty full already!
If you are in to beauty and makeup related stuff, what kind of stuff do you like? What is your skintone and hair color? Are there any beauty products you've wanted to try but just never purchase?
I’m probably not as interested in these kinds of things as in things that smell nice! My skintone is light and my hair is yellow. Like egg salad.
Do you like coffee or tea? Would you be interested in trying some different types? I like them both and am open to try anything.
Are there any CDs/Albums you've been wanting but haven't bought yet? What format do you prefer? (i.e. mp3, actual cd, record, etc)
mp3 is my preferred format. I would love some Celtic music, or possibly some bluegrass. I have some music requests on my Amazon.com wishlist
Are you going away for any part of this round? Yes, but only for a few days around October 1.
Would you like to receive a mix-CD from your Witch? Sure!!!
Do you like to burn incense? If so, what are your favorite kinds...sticks? cones? resins? What are your favorite scents? I do, although sometimes I have some breathing issues when I burn it. Nothing fruity or too flowery for incense.
Harry Potter - a fan? If so, what house are you? Not really…
If you were to receive a gift card, what places would you like to get one from? Perfume places!!!
Is there a particular myth/folktale/legend/fairytale/godstory that you're drawn to? I am somewhat drawn to the Arthurian and old Norse legends.
If you RP, tabletop, forum, or otherwise... Do you have any original characters you'd like to see art of? If so, please give information! Even if it's a link to a web page or a profile or picture! Not applicable to me.
If you could see anything, what would it be? Can be a person, an event, a landmark or monument, an object, etc. And it doesn't have to be on this planet, or in this time period, or in this reality! Wow, I can think of many answers for this.
When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter? Take a bath and burn a candle.
What are your thoughts on comics? Any you like? Any you have been wanting to try? Favorite characters? Not especially.
Are you musical? Do you play an instrument, and if so, what? If not, what do you wish you could play or do? I play oboe, piano, and recorder. I would love a book of Christmas duets for recorders (soprano)
Does anyone garden? And if you do, what do you grow? If not, would a starter garden kit be something you'd be interested in? Yes, I garden a lot! I grow herbs, flowers, bulbs, vegetables, trees, fruit berries, etc. I am trying to get some more native plants going and would love some Joe Pyeweed plants to transplant. I would also love some more daffodil or tulip bulbs.
Do you decorate for Halloween? Is your decorating taste elegant, kitschy and fun, or scary? Yes! I have a mix of all the above.
Witchee, do you have any symbols or totems that have special meaning for you? Not really.
Is anyone fond of programs like Adopt a Tree/Highway/Library/Manatee/Acre of Rainforest/etc?: They all sound like nice programs.
From the Weenie Update....what are you most wanting to try? The honey pumpkin stout bath oil! Which I have ordered…
Who's into nail polish? What colors/brands? Not really… I do paint my toenails in the summer, usually just basic pinks.
Is there a quote (or lyric or part of a poem) that really resonates with you or is your favorite? Not really.
Dream candle? Scent, color, type (tealight, votive, pillar, jar, etc.), throw...I love love love candles!!! I like tend to like jar candles that have good throw. Color doesn’t matter. I especially like Halloween or fall/harvest types scents especially.
Do you like knitted goodies? If so, what would you like and what colors? I like scarves, although I have several. I have a mauve/rose colored coat that I wear a lot in the winter. I would also like a really cool, fun hat that will stay on my head.
Would you be interested in homemade edibles that are NOT sweets? Any specifics? Yes… maybe some spiced nuts? Or beef jerky ☺?
What GC do you live in mortal terror of the lab discontinuing, but never get around to buying? Scherezade
Yo, yarnies! Do you Ravelry? If so, who are you over thar? I’m not a yarnie.
Social Media? And the question is? Yes, I’m on FB.
Do you have wishlists for non-BPAL e-tailers? And if so, could you provide a link or a list?
Yes, I have some in my BPAL wish list. A few others:
Conjure Oils: Wendy the Tempest Witch, Scarecrow Alley, Lightless Maze, Abandoned Morgue, Calavera de Azúcar, Murder of Crows, Ol’ Scratch, Succubus, Witching Hour
Haus of Gloi: Pumpkin Eater, Olde Cider Haus, Hex, Pumpkin Queen (bubbling scrub, too!).
Witchee, do you use a PC or a Mac?
Mac most of the time, although I have both.
What is your favorite animal?
What are you going to be for Halloween?
I have no idea!
If you could have a piece of oil painting jewelry (pendant, pair of earrings, or ring) with absolutely anything painted on it, what would it be?
(If you prefer wall art instead, same question as above.) A pendant… with something very simple on it; maybe something natural?
How do you feel about nick-knacks? I have way too many already!
What traditions (family, holiday, or otherwise) are important to you? Christmas and Halloween!
Do you like going to the movies? I do, but rarely go…
What are your favorite restaurants? Small local restaurants… and brewpubs!
Do you play any video games? I do really like to play some adventure games on the PC in the winter (like Longest Journey and Siberia… haven’t purchased any new ones in the last few years).
Do you like any anime? No ☹
Do you have an E-reader/iPad/something similar that you need a cover/case for? I have a Kindle but have a case already.
How much do you like jewelry? like, if you were to get a shit ton of it during the round, how excited would you be? I don’t wear much jewelry, but do like some very simple necklaces. I have a few highlighted on my etsy wishlist, I think. Honestly, I would probably not be excited by a lot of jewelry, but wouldn’t complain and would enjoy getting a nice necklace.
How would you like to receive some of your Witch's favorite recipes, tailored to your likes/dietary restrictions? And specific wants? I would love this!!! Easy, healthy dinner recipes especially. And recipes that highlight vegetables. I’m not a fan of mushrooms or green peas.
Do you need any boxes to store your smellies in? What would you store in said hypothetical box--imps, bottles, supplies, all of the above? I think I am o.k. on this for now.
Muppets: yea or nay? Sadly, nay.
Do you have an affinity for Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, The Far Side, and other comic strips? If so, which is your favorite? Not really.
Favorite Mythological Creature?: None, really.
Do you like hair things barrettes, headbands, flowers Barrettes and hair scrunchies. I’m middle aged and have shoulder length hair, so nothing too “young”.
Expanding on the hair question - does anyone like those flower clips for the hair that are big right now?? I fear I’m too old for them… and I don’t know what they even are!
I came home with some Dungeon Crawl and some Bedbugs yesterday. If you were my witchee, would you want some of either/both?
Did you forget anything fun/interesting or find something new and exciting?
Would you like to receive international magazines, even if you don't speak the language it's written in, just to ogle the pictures or for the novelty of it? If yes, what kind of magazines, or what magazines in particular? If they were in English I would like them... cooking, history, etc.
would you have interest in any of the new Christmas stuff from Lush? I love Lush stuff! The Gingerbread house bath bomb, the Glogg(!!), the Bearded Lady bubble bar, the Lil Lush Bath Pud, the Candy Cane... they are all good. And such a treat.
Oh, witchee-poo... if there was one bottle you could have from the NYCC exclusives, what would it be? Bedbug? Or the British Blondes atmosphere spray.
If someone were to make you one of the items in this post which would it be? I don't know!!! Maybe something to eat? Or mittens?
If you were my witchee, would you mind a gift certificate where you'd have to do it old school style and mail it in with your order form? I'd love it!
Do you have a preferred weight of yarn to work in? Lace, sock, worsted, bulky, handspun with variation? Not too much into yarn yet...
Anyone like little seasonal decorative wreaths? Like gravevine wreaths embellished with silk flora, etc.? I would like this a lot.
Do any witchees need a Snuggie? Possibly!
So, who here loves pomegranates? Are the good as a fruit, a flavoring or just a scent?
I like them as a scent, flavoring, and fruit. I wouldn't say I "love" them, though.
I like the sound of Winter House, and the candy corn lip balm. And the pumpkin scrub. And pretty much anything else!!!
Villainess has an update. Anyone wanting anything from it? Oh yes!!! Smashing sounds, well, smashing!
how are all the witchees fixed for purses--lunchbags, etc? I could use a little shoulder purse in a neutral color.
Now, I have a question for you. About notes. Which are your favourite ones? Do you have a kind of "note top ten?" Anything that works particularly well on you? Do you have a perfume category (foody, floral, aquatic, musky) that you favour? And are there any notes you have never tried, but think would work well on you?
I think I have answered this before. I love vanilla, tobacco, incense, resins, carnations, some rose, honey, most musks, woods, oak, hay, bread/cake, cream/milk, fir, spices. I don't like aquatics, metals, ozones. I enjoy most fruits and some booze, and like complex florals if they are also creamy and/or spicy.
Would you like a sugar skull decorated by your witch? Or do you like sugar skull stuff in general? Not sure!
Is there one scent that is your goto for comfort on a bad stressful day? Like the perfume equivilent of a security blankie? Mmm... Snake Oil
What are you going to be for Halloween? Not sure!
Is there something just super random you like/enjoy/want/are ogling that has not been and will not be covered by any other questions, because it's just that WEIRD? I enjoy making beer and other fermented beverages, and really enjoy making them from plants or weeds. I would love a book of recipes for thinks like, say, dandelion and burdock beer.
If you could make a scent that represents where you live (or have lived), what would be the ingredients?
Need to come back to this one.
Are you in need of Roller bottles or anything of the like? I don't think so.
Just curious, but if your witch was to make an amigurumi critter (or other plushie) just for you, what would it be? Not sure what these are!
Would you want a local/tourist item from your witch? Like a t-shirt, mug or shot glass? Probably not?
Okay, who wants NAlloween and some Vampire Apothecary goodness?
Who is your fav Disney Villian/villianess? How about hero/herione? (doesn't have to be specifically Disney though)
Do you collect stones/rocks? I'm talking like "semi" precious stones, ie moonstone, bloodstone, quartz ect. Are there any that you're looking for at the moment? Are you in need of a stone but don't know which kind?
What's your favorite Halloween Music?
Do you have a deviantart print wishlist or favourites list? No...
Is there anything from Blooddrop that you want to try? GC? Halloween update? Oh, so many sound good! From GC, Pumpkin, Bonne Nuit, Broomstick, Diabolique all sound great. From the Halloween update: 8:30 am, Casting a Spell, Hayride...
What kind of shoes do you need/want? What size shoes do you wear? Would you mind gently used shoes? I'm not really that into shoes, sadly!
Do you like paper dolls (new or vintage) or coloring in books? Not really.
Do you like weird scary things as traditionally girly fashion items like heels and handbags? Not really.
What song is on heavy rotation for you right now? Not anything, actually! Which is a bit odd for me!
Are you coveting any of the NYCC atmospheric sprays? Yes: the British Blonde!
Do you like garlic? Do you REALLY like garlic? Would you want to try some really unusual garlic stuff, like garlic cheese or garlic fudge or garlic chocolate, etc., etc., etc.? Not that into garlic! I like it, but don't REALLY like it. Garlic chocolate just sounds... wrong to me!
Can I talk to you about the living dead? How do you feel about Zombies? Not really into them...
If you happened to be my Witchee, is there something you'd like from the Arcana Halloween update? Straightjacket, Sleepy Hollow, Kincardine Maiden, and Haint
How many bottles of BPAL do you have? Way too many for some one who only discovered BPAL about a year ago... but still, not enough!
Is there any exercise program that you're interesting in learning? Meditation, Yoga, Pilates, Belly Dancing, Zumba ect? Or if you do any of these (or anything else sport related) are there any things you need/want? Candles, music, mats, water bottles ect? I spend 50 minutes every (almost) morning with my elliptical trainer. I often watch DVDs, but also love music, and would love any kind of upbeat music compilations if my witch were interested in putting something like that together. I love candles too! (but not when I exercise).
Anyone else into Emily Autumn? Who?
What's on your walls? Please show us up to three paintings/posters/whatever. If you love a painting so much that you would steal (to watch it with your greedy eyes) one, please share. I have mostly folk art and some fabric art on my walls. I will try to take some photos.
do you like Girl Scout cookies? What kind? I'm not that into them, honestly!
What's your take on homemade apple butter? Want some? I like it, but I have a freezer full of it that I made last year... and the year before... and the year before... we have alot of wild apple trees on our land which are not much good for anything else (although I have purchased a cider press now...).
Does anyone do altered books? Would you be interested in old books to alter? Any type or title in particular? Not really into this? But like reading old books!
Did someone ask about incense yet? Would you like some? Something to store or burn it in? What scents? What form? I like the little incense blocks that are pine, cedar, sage; I think they may be Native American? I got some in New Mexico once and I really liked it a lot. I could use a burner for it too.
Any oddball free things you collect or would want saved for you? Not that I can think of!
Do you read/like fantasy? What kind of books or authors do you love? Which one would you like to read? Would you like gifts related to it? I'm not really much into fantasy at all, but I've been trying to read some Neil Gaiman and would like to read American Gods (actually started to listen to the book on CD... 19 CDs from the library, but didn't get through it before I had to return it to the library) since I live quite close to House on the Rock.
Soaps : do you like them? What brands? What scents? Anything you're dying to try? I LOVE soaps of all kinds! Lush and Villlainess soaps are great, and I have a decent stash now of them. I'd love to try others; I'm not even sure what all is out there!
Who likes hair toys, and if so what kind? I use hair scrunchies (ponytail holders). I might like a nice simple barrette (or a pair of them) now that I think about it.
Does any art we may send need to be child safe, either in the actually safe sense or the non X rated sense? No children here; no need to be child-safe.
In the knitted/crocheted things area, would you want wrist warmers, 1/2 gloves, a neck warmer(the kind that pretty much just goes around your neck and maybe fastens instead of being long and loose like a scarf), slippers, or hats? I think any of these would be fine.
How do you feel about altered/recycled/upcycled items of clothing or accessories? These would be fine.
Is there anything you want from the Violette Market update? Marty McVay (sounds really great!), most of the kitties, Raven's Midnight Pumpkin Patch, Gertrude's Half-Haunted Bakeshop, Golden Autumn or Glowing Jack-O-Lantern sound interesting!
What is your favourite habitat and climate to live in? How about to visit? (ie. forest, canyons, mountains, by the beach; temperate, tropical...) I like where I live now, with 4 distinct seasons, but I wish it had more autumn and spring and less winter!
What do you wish you could make/craft if you had the know-how and supplies? Specifically, which particular items? I'm thinking of getting into punch needle embroidery or rug hooking.
Is there anything you would like from Conjure Oils general catalogue or the new updates that isn't already on your wishlist? Will need to peruse...
Am I alone in this, or is there a Book Fair/Comic Con scent you're dying to get your paws on, too? SIBYL!!!!!!!!
Anyone need address/phone type books? Probably not... I keep mine in my phone/computer these days .
Are there any particular movies, tv shows or cd’s that you’ve been meaning to buy for years but just never got round to getting? Would you mind a gently used dvd/cd if your witch had it or could get it?? I would love to get the English version of the Office on DVD. There are a bunch of English TV series that I enjoy to have on DVD, including any Midsomer Murders, Shameless, Cold Feet, or Coupling (especially episodes not available in the US). For music, I have some CDs on my Amazon.com wish list, and used would be fine.
Is there anything from the Possets' Hallowe'en update you're lusting after? Oh boy, is there! Actually, I've never ordered from them, but have received a few imps in swaps and have liked them. I have been contemplating placing a Possets order for a quite a while. Here are some things I would love to try:
Her Perfume (Marian)
Hot Cross Buns
Limoncello: La Dolce Vita
Would you like a custom/altered toy either from a seller or from your witch (like My Little Pony, or a Barbie or any particular toy that can be changed?) Probably not?
Do you like the candy apple, candy corn or pumpkin spice kisses? Not sure what these are, but I love all of these flavors.
Anne Taintor, anyone? Not sure who this is?
Which web comics do you enjoy? Not really any.
If I were to knit a scarf, would you prefer a skinny one, or a wide one? A short one, that when wrapped once around your neck will just tuck under your jacket, or a long one, at least to your waist? No preference, would cherish either!
Don't like scarves? Would a rectangular shawl or triangular shawl be more to your taste? Prefer scarves!
How do you feel about recipes? LOVE them!!!! I love cookbooks too.
What kind of a cook/baker are you? I love to cook, and experiment in the kitchen. I enjoy trying new recipes or trying to invent new ones. I like easy, healthy recipes for during the week, and like to try more challenging things (and potentially less healthy things) on weekends.
Are you happiest calling for delivery or microwaving a lean cuisine, Or will Food Network be asking you to host their new program? Well, I don't think the Food Network will be calling me, but I like to cook!
If I send you something home made would you like the reciepe for it? Yes!!!
If you are someone who doesn't want baked goods sent, would you like a collection of some of my favorite recipes? Either would be great!
How about home made mixes or kits? Kind of like the cookie in a jar thing, where you would need to add the perishable ingredients? Would be great!
if you are a tea lover, what are your flavor preferences? Green? Black? Herbal (I know, technically those are NOT teas, but tisanes)? Flavored blacks/greens? I like all kinds, but drink black teas the most.
How do you feel about samples/decants of things other than BPAL? Soap slices, lotion/scrub/shower gel decants, single use make-up/beauty products, etc. Love em!!!
What are you guys going to be aiming for in the Inquisition? Or do you just plan on ordering individual items? I've ordered Marshmallow Pumpkin, Candy-Corn-Coated Candy Apple but am intrigued by many other items (especially the Trick Tissue T).
How do you feek about silly, funny knick-knack, dollar store stuff, stickers, magnets etc? Would you like receiving that kind of stuff or rather not? Rather not
Is there a specific book you've been wanting to get but haven't found the time or the opportunity to? Oh, so many! American Gods and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo come to mind.
Do you read mangas/watch animes? Which ones? Do you have a particular favourite? Would you like to receive managas or anything related to them? Probably not
Are you open to receiving things that are not on your wishlist, maybe something your Witch thinks you might like? Sure! I have not really started exploring many other perfume etailers, and I bet there are some out there that I would love! I suspect many of Possetts blends that have notes I like would be big hits with me.
If you have something on a wishlist that we could craft INSTEAD of buying, though it might not end up identical to the wishlist thing, would it be okay to craft it instead? Obviously we don't want to copy anyone else's design, but if we can replicate the flavour or intent that you like without stepping on toes? Sure!
OK, I know that lots of folks love socks. Do you have a preference of length? Materials? Patterns? I like crew cut socks that are warm and comfy that I can wear with casual shoes. I also like some knee socks. Usually darker colors (blues, blacks, browns), but occasionally something fun and bright!
Chocolate or other types of candy?
I like chocolate. I'm not an EXTREME chocolate fanatic, but find I like the really really bitter ones, or the sweet milky ones best.
For tea drinkers, do you prefer loose leaf or tea bags? Both are good! I love tea!
If you would enjoy something of a knitted persuasion, do you have a preference on type of thing? Since making a scarf for someone who has 10 might be a smidge excessive? Also, how do people feel about shawls? I can always use scarfs or mittens. I'm not too sure I need a shawl.
Is there a TV, movie or literary character that you are a lot alike, or would like to be alike? I'm almost embarrassed to admit this, but Bridget Jones (I like the character a lot, not that I'm very much like her). Also Kay Scarpetta (for the other extreme!).
Is there anything you need for your kitchen, ie measuring cups, spoons, grater, ect? I could use a really nice wire whisk, not too big. And a nice stainless steel slotted spoon.
Music, DO you prefer Live or Studio? Edited or explicit? I like both live or studio, and don't require any editing.
If you are an animal lover, is there a specific type/breed that you love most? I do love animals; cats, dogs, and cows!
Also flowers and plants- If you like flowers/plants, do you have a favorite(s)? Way too many! But I am really fond of bee balm and daffodils.
Do you have a favorite quotation? Song lyric? Book passage? WhateverthehecktheycalltheanonymousregionalwisdomthingiePROVERB! that word. Not really...
What is a bpal scent that you've been dying to try for awhile but just can't find? (A scent where even a tester would do): Hearth
Let's say, hypothetically speaking, that you have some children/spawn (1 or more), and, hypothetically speaking, your witch would like to spoil them a little but knows nothing of kids these days. What do they like or dislike? Also is there anything a (sane) adult might think they would like that you don't think is appropriate for whatever reason? (I'm thinking of things like temp tattoos, make up, things that make noise, or anything else that might be bad for non-obvious reasons.) Sadly, no children in my life.
Is there anything you would like that can be delivered over the internet? Things like fanfic recs, cat macros, mp3s you are looking for, how-to or amusing videos, things like that? Maybe mp3s; I have some music listed in my Amazon.com wishlist. I really like Christmas music of all kinds, and am interested in Celtic music and virtually none in my collection.
What would your last meal be if it could be anything in the world (sky is the limit, drinks too, the whole shebang) I'm gonna have to think on this. Pizza, bacon, cheesecake, a really perfect peach, a really good Maibock, cheese of many kinds, chocolate bread pudding with heavy cream, and a really tasty salad.
Do you crave many Ecards and contact or are you okay with little contact from your Witch? Either is fine!
Do you have a place where you list all the BPAL you have or have tried? I've tried to do this on Scentbase, but currently have given this up.
Do you like maple sugar candy? I LOVE this!!!
What is your position on the chocolate & bacon flavor combination? I think this is an antisynergistic combination. I love them both alone, though!
If you are a tea-drinker do you need a tea-cozie for your pot? Nope!
Go to your spice cabinet, what are the three most used spices? Spices and not herbs? Black pepper, cinnamon, cayenne.
Microsoft or Apple? Apple!
Where was your last vacation? What did you like most? England. Being hosted by some really wonderful people who showed me a wonderful time.
Would you appreciate receiving handwritten letters and/or postcards (anonymous or not)? How about sending them? These are nice, but I probably don't appreciate these things as much as I should.
Do you hate any food things with a passion?? Mushrooms, although I have been known to eat a morel or drizzle truffle oil on risotto.
Would you be opposed to receiving a digital version (via email) of a magazine you like but don't subscribe to...you know, in the interest of saving a tree? Honestly, I don't know if I read a digital version .
what interests you from the latest lab update? Dawn: Maiden and Dawn: Mother
How do you feel about stationery, like nice pens or notepaper? And if you're in favor, do you prefer classic/contemporary or cutesy stuff? Probably not too interested..
Would you like homemade preserves (e.g. marinated vegies, pickled onions, chilli jam?) The chili jam or marinated veggies could be good, but I don't use much of these things.
If you've got stuff on your BPAL wishlist, would partial bottles be okay? Yes!
Would you like something you have to make yourself? Maybe?
Say you were my witchee, and I found things on your wishlist that I could totally make. Would you want me to make it? Or would you rather it be purchased for you? I would love a handmade gift, but I have no big preference.
Who is your favorite soap etailer? Villainess or Lush! Haven't tried any others, but am willing to try. I like strongly scented soaps.
What about vintage decoration items, teacups, etc etc? Probably not too into this.
With regards to your gifts, would you prefer your presents' awesomeness evenly spread out (several packages of pretty terrific things) over the round or a slow build-up of awesomeness (going up from pretty cool things to something super-duper cool at the end) to go out with a bang? Do you have a preference? No huge preference, except prefer to have some things along the way.
What kind of make-up do you wear? What colors? Is there anything you'd like to try but haven't yet? I wear lots of different things. I like colored lip gloses in pinks and purples, maybe a nice coral.
Who would be on your top 5 (IE famous people you’d date/have relations with ) Hmmm...
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to go to last.fm immediately and create an account! Download the scrobbler! Link us to your account! If you reject this assignment, maybe just tell us what your mp3 player says you listen to a lot? Jayhawks, Squeeze, Crowded House, Cake
Any countries you're interested in? England, Scandanavia
Would you enjoy homemade bath products (bath salts, fizzies, etc.) and/or linen sprays? Esp. if scented with some of your favorite BPAL scents? Yes to bath salts and fizzies! Especially if scented!
If you witch made you something and it didn't come out just right, would you still want it? Probably. I'm guessing she/he will be more critical than me!
Are you a foodie? Yes!!!
Any sports fans in the house? What's your favorite sport/team/player? Not really.
For holidays, do you decorate? Would you like decorative stuff, weenie or otherwise? If so, do you lean towards the elegant, the crafty/folksy, or the more, erm, campy? I do decorate, especially for Halloween! I like it all! Probably a slight preference for the crafty/folksy and elegant.
Do you like journals/notebooks/sketchbooks? I probably wouldn't use.
Cake truffles? If YES! Cake/icing/chocolate type? Not sure what they are but they sound good!
are you interested in mini bottles(under 100ml for hand luggage) of bath and body products? Sure!
Vampire shows, literature, etc? Yay or nay? Not so much.
If you play console video games, what game systems do you have and what games would you love to have? I do play adventure games on a PC.
How do you all feel about flowers and plants? Flower and plant seeds? Drawings of flowers or plants? Pressed flowers? Love flowers and plants and seeds! I live in zone 4.
How do you feel about marzipan? mmmmmm!
If you could have 3 BPAL bottles fall (gently) out of the sky right this second that you've been looking for or pining for - which 3 would they be? Midway, Lump of Coal, and Spanked. Or Hearth, John Barleycorn, and Quincy Morris. Or Playing with a Loaded Gun, Gypsy Queen, or Storyville! I cannot decide!
Are there any international treats that you love and have a hard time finding? I do like dandelion and burdock soda or candies that come from England.
Is there anything from the 'Ween BPTP update that you would like but haven't ordered for yourself? I'm intrigued by Slaugh and Ginger Skulls. Will there be t-shirts? I'm a fan of the "tissue" ts.
If you are a crafter, would you like to receive supplies from your witch (beads, fabric, yarn/roving etc?) Probably not.
Find your iPod (or other MP3 device), put it on shuffle/random. What are the first five songs to come up?
Standing at the Burial Ground by Mississippi Fred McDowell
O Holy Night by Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians
In the Flesh by Blondie
Up So Close by Cake
The Queen's Treble by The Baltimore Consort
Soundtracks you'd like? The Sound of Music
If you could see one concert right now, who would it be? Squeeze, even though I just saw them a few months ago
Would you like a bag of dried Honeycrisp apples? Yes, very much. I love honeycrisp apples fresh, so I know i would love them dried also!
If you were to receive a knitted item (such as a scarf, hat, etc), what colors would you like? And do you have any sensitivies/allergies to any materials?
Dark colors like black, or wild mixes (my usual winter coat is kind of a pink/purple color, although I have an old black one too). No sensitivities that I know of.
Gift Certificate: physical or email? No preference.
What movie scared the bejeezus out of you as a child? Rosemary's Baby
Name a couple of sites you frequent other than this one. Facebook, LinkedIn, and my email provider are the top three other than this one. Sad, I know! But I like cooking sites and homebrew sites and gardening sites.
Do you like the Muppets? Which is your favorite? I feel lame to admit that I am not really into the Muppets. But it is the truth.
If you could have any creature (real or imaginary) as a pet, what would it be? A little calf that never grows up.
Comfort Rereads?: A Little Princess or The Secret Garden. Also Here Be Dragons (Sharon Kay Penman) and Wideacre
Will you be going out of town during the round, or is there any other time during the round when it would not be ideal for you to receive a package from your witch? I will be out of town around October 11-15, but it shouldn't interfere with me getting packages.
If you are in school now, what classes are you taking? Does anything you are currently studying really interest you? (if you are not in school, is there anything you are trying to learn?) I've been out of school since 1992, although I did take a science writing course last semester that I enjoyed. I would like to learn more about cheese making, using/growing herbs, eating wild plants, and learning to play the recorder better. And to make oboe reeds better!
What animal would your daemon be? Alternately, your patronus. Not sure?
What's YOUR favorite word? Not sure on this one either!
Steampunk, yay or nay? If yay, what part appeals most? Yay. I'm not sure; it's not something I'm into, but I like science and history and the general steampunk look, even if it not really "me".
Do you have a special symbol or totem that is meaningful to you?
No, but I enjoy alchemical symbols
Do you need a box for your bpal bottles? Your imps? Your something else to put in a box stuff?
I could definitely use a box for my bottles... I have small boxes for imps already, but have run out of room in the box I'm using for bottles.
If you could be any person, being, or animal from Fantasy what or who would you be?
I'm going to have to think about this.
If you could go back to any point in time, where, when, why?
I love the idea of medieval England. Or anytime between 500 and 1500, England.
Favorite Halloween Candy/Treat?
I adore candy corn!!!
Socks? Sock Dreams? Anyone?
I love socks of any kind. I'm sure I would like those from Sock Dreams.
What is something you use to comfort yourself when feeling yucky, depressed, or in pain?
A nice bubble bath, a good book to lose myself in, and nicely scented candles.
Favorite Halloween/Scary movies/books
The original Halloween (John Carpenter). Early Stephen King novels, like The Shining (I have most of these, though). And really bad older spooky movies, especially those that involve haunted houses and European settings (bad dubbing is just fine!).
What would the name of your custom blend be? The description?
I think I answered this earlier in the original questionnaire. It would have vanilla, tobacco, maybe some rose, incense, amber, honey. It might be called... Lady in Rose?
COMIC BOOKS. Do you read them? Are there any series you like, or some you would like to try? I went to my first comic book convention recently (to acquire BPAL) and ended up purchasing some comic books. I have not read them yet though . I think the Neil Gaiman Sandman stuff might be interesting though.
Warm drinks? Yes, please! Teas, especially!
When you go to an etsy wishlist, it will tell you what things are sold. If you click on the sold item, sometimes it will give options that are similar to what was sold, but not identical, would you like the similar item or prefer not to get it at all unless it's the same item? How picky are you? Not that picky.
Do you wear make up? Yes.
Disney movies, Yay or Nay, and favourites if you do like them?
I feel un-American to say this, but probably nay. I do love Snow White, but I have that already.
Do you have A VCR, DVD Player or Blue Ray or a combo of the three? DVD player
Would you like custom icons as a gift? Oh, yes!
What is your favourite snack food, something you could grab any time?
Chips and salsa... or cashews
Ebooks: real books!
Nail Polish: yes; pink shades
Soft/plushy things: I think I have enough of these already
What hobby/craft would you like to learn how to do? I'm interested in punch needle embroidery and making wines/beers from wild fruits/plants (I have done a little of this already). Also cheese making.
For those who decorate for Halloween, do you prefer cute decorations or creepy ones?: I decorate! I like both; perhaps a preference for cute or classic seasonal (i.e., pumpkins, leaves)
Also, as part of the cute-or-creepy question, would you want hand made, molded, glazed (by yours truly!) ceramic decorations (napkin rings, potporri/tart warmers, etc) to add to your stock? Sure!
how do you feel about mortars and pestles? I have one and love it!
Is there anything you have a phobia of, or that would make you go "squick" if you saw it in a package? Not that I can think of.
Are you into Austen's books? Yes!
Do you read Tarot cards? If not, would you be interested? No, probably not.
So for those of you who are into Harry Potter at all, which house do you think you'd be sorted into? Sadly, not enough into HP to say!
What, if anything, is your guilty TV watching pleasure? Gossip Girl (but don't tell anyone!)
If you cosplay or need a costume for your bellydance/burlesque hobby (or any other hobby which needs dressup/different from your normal wear), is there anything you need/want for it? NA
Celebrity crush?: James May at the moment
Knitted things?: Yes! I live in a fairly cold climate and like to snowshoe, etc. in the winter, so hats, scarfs, mittens, etc. are great.
What about [mixed or otherwise] DVDs? Sure!
DVDs: Do you prefer widescreen or formatted? No preference.
Music: Any preference towards MP3 or CD? Nope, both are good. A CD mix would be wonderful!
Do you like scented tarts? Love 'em!
Lip balms? Love 'em!
Do you have any body mods? If so, do you need any new jewelry, o-rings, plugs, etc (and if so, what size, length, etc)? Do you like pro-body mod stickers? I don't think so.
Booze. Do you drink it, would you like some? I do enjoy it.
What is your favorite artist or art style? (including if you have links to favorite pictures/paintings/photographs) I like folk art and also a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Hallowe'en plans? I always host a pumpkin carving party each year.
Mix CDs? Love 'em!
Girlyness level? Pretty girly, although my husband says I am not .
Baked goods: Sure!
Gifts for other household members: Sure! My husband loves anything related to Minneapolis Moline Tractors, and my cat and two dogs always love treats.
Are you someone who'd rather have lots of small testers of different things on your wishlist, or would you rather have one or two "big" things? I'm easy to please; either is fine.
social networking usernames, ie twitter, facebook, livejournal, ravelry, anything else: wendy bedale on FB
would you like to receive Groupons or similar deals/gift certificates from your Witch?: Probably not.
How about tshirt/bottoms sizes? XL in both