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Gnome Swap

Would you like to receive Girl Scout cookies and if so, what kind is your favorite?  Thin Mints and the Lemonades   Would you like a Gnome amigurumi?  (smol knitted or crocheted gnome)  Sure!  -- if so, What gnome colors appeal to you?  (three-four colors please)  Any~ -- do any of these patterns appeal to you (I pretty much have all of them including the ones for humans but I'm not going to make a colorwork sweater for you, sorry.  I *might* make a hat or mitts if you like grey, blue, and red as shown because I already have that yarn.)  I really love the hat with the long tail on it!   How about Gnome tea towel(s)?  Yes please!   Would you like a cross stitched gnome picture / ornament?  Yes!!   What's your favorite way to experience Nature?  A hike in the woods, a day lounging on the beach, only as screen savers on your computer?  Beach time for sure!  I do also like wandering in the woods, and time on the motorcycle prowling around new areas   what kinds of safety and environmental concerns need to be considered for your gnome so they can safely reside at your home? will they live outdoors so they need to be weatherproof (for what kind of weather)? will they be indoors and need to be pet or child-safe? do they need to be very tiny or capable of hanging on a wall?  If indoors, will need to be pet safe; if outdoors, will need to be weatherproofed.   How do you feel about zombie or other horror gnomes?  Bring them on!   Do you need any seeds? If so what varieties might you be interested in? Flowers, veg, herbs.. ?  I love starting from seed, especially vegetables that are gmo.  I pretty much would love herbs, esp dill, and tarragon, as well as green (or purple) beans, tomatos and banana peppers!   Would you like feathers from my Peacock, Gary (short for Gyrados)?  My brain says yes, my allergies say no and they are winning currently   if BPAL is one of your treasures, which BPAL would you like the mostest?  (Maybe one that is available right now from BPAL and one Limited Edition/Discontinued?)    Mouse's Long and Sad Tale, Whip are my two fav GC right now, and even imps would rock as I have almost empty bottles.  LE I love Snake Charmer, either OG or Rez is fine.  I'd love a sniffie or tester of any on my wishlist, which is updated   If you are a tea drinker, which (if any) of these teas tickle your fancy? Yes!  Mistletoe Mint, Alpine Black, Naughty Vicar, Serenity, and Hibiscus Berry all sound good!  Small amounts are just fine   would you like a tiny hand drawn gnome picture?  No, not really    Is homemade vanilla something you might like?  I have a "Mother Jar" that I can decant from.  These beans have been steeping for 2 years in a very nice bourbon.  Absolutely yes I would love some!   Are there any colors you would prefer your gnome not to have?  Nope   If the creativity bites, would you possibly like a small embroidered gnome? Could be an ornament? Any gender preference or details you might like added (small mushroom, bee, heart or egg...)?  Yes, and bees or hearts would be great   Do you have a need for cheese knife?  https://ototodesign.com/products/bert-cheese-knife?  We do actually, and that is too cute!     I'll be in Seattle next week- any treat you might enjoy from the PNW? Spoopy/ Gothy things? Nice coffee beans? A Nirvana t-shirt...?   Um.....I dunno?    I'll be back in Disney World next month- anything you might like from Epcot or Hollywood Studios?   A cool teacup?  I'll go check out the Disney Store to try and get some better answers here....   Would you be interested in a small copper nature totem that could nestle in your garden or amongst your plants? I can do some chasing to create a mushroom or a leaf or a special bug fren...  Yes, I would.  I love dragonflies and frogs, and leaves are cool as well!   Would you be interested in a decorative pillow or zippered pouch featuring a gnomely figure?  like this?     Yes,   or a little coin purse?     No, or please tell me to make this because oh my gods...  Yes, too cute!   




OCYL Wishlist!

Copy   Haunt, soap in the Empire or Moonflower scents, and Seer Body Butter (even a small test amount)  (Ha Ha Ha Ha........)   Cocoa Pink - Id love a body lotion in Black Marshmallow, or a scented oil   Possets - 5ml of Girls Love Vanilla, 5ml of Madame X   Naiad Whipped Soap scrubs in their mini size - Beach House, Cardomon Vanilla, French Lavender   Something like Brooke's old Whipped, in an unscented mini for me to try.  Nothing has ever worked like that lotion and I just can't find anything    Are you interested in anything from Bath & Bodyworks? Which products and scents do you like?  --I love their hand bacs; they use to have a one minute manicure which I adored; cocoshea honey body scrub; any of the foaming hand soaps, in any flavor that does not have tobacco, patch or licorice notes   Would you be interested in any of the seasonal (or regular) soaps from Cellar Door Soap ?? --Bad Blood; Oatmeal Milk and Honey; Once Bitten (which is totally amazing!!)  I currently have a bar of soap and a candle in Once Bitten that I am hoarding.....   Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive?  --Wax Melts --> Cordwainer, Warm Gingerbread, Bell Book and Candle, Dark Carnival, Sylph --Whipped soap in Sparklebox, Om --I'd love to try their Conditioning Hair Rinse, in any of the above scents?    Sugar and Spite - Scrub, lotion, drams and wax......try me on any current LE scents, catalog scents I know and adore are Bitten and Smitten, Devil Girl (from Mars), Arsenic and Tea Cakes, Go To Sleep Little Creep, Poppies in October and Skullflower




2022 13 Nights of Halloween!

Would you like anything from Paintbox Soapworks Halloween line? https://paintboxsoapworks.com/new-limited-edition/2022-weenie-collection/ No, thank you   2.  Do you have any interest in Halloween or spooky squishmallows? Yes, especially Gio the Gargoyle and the bats, esp the black/grey one!    3.  Anything from Bath & Bodyworks Halloween Line? 
I really love the vampire blood scent, can always use the hand sanitizers with the rounded tops or some foaming hand soaps. Other scents that are good are the kitchen lemon and any vanilla heavy ones    4.  Autumn/Fall scents I love:  vanilla, caramel, cinnamon, apples Ones I dislike:  pumpkin, licorice, anise, patcholi   My lovelies, what about you?  Are they different for home vs body & bath??  Nope   5.  I make things from old sweaters. If I were to make you a set of arm warmers/ fingerless mitts, what color(s) & style? Options- Long or short?  Yes.  Solid - one fabric Stripes- bands of colors sewn together- like fun black & red, black & purple etc.  I currently have some nice cashmeres.  Any style, any colors, and I adore cashmere!!    6.  I'm going to Disneyworld in late September! I'll be going to all four parks and attending both the Not-So-Scary Halloween Bash and Epcot's Food and Wine Festival. Is there ANYTHING from Disney that you would like? Is there something you collect that perhaps you'd enjoy a Disney version of (tea, socks, enamel pins, plushies etc etc etc)??? I adore Eeyore, and Lady and the Tramp, as well as Star Wars, esp the droids. Surprise me!! 

7.  I make lightweight, doll-like hairfalls out of things like silk ribbon and yarn. Would you like some, either to incorporate into your costume or just for personal year-round use? If so, name your colors, length and any fibers you could have an allergy to. sadly don’t think I could make these work   8.  I am going to Dragon Con for the first time! Which of these BPALs do you want? https://us4.campaign-archive.com/?u=50266fc02a3b75767125e0ed2&id=9bf4d797e8   None. The peach note doesn’t work for me. But I would love a lanyard and a candle or some tarts!!    9.  Would you be interested in a bag like we sell in our etsy shop?    https://twinklentwilight.etsy.com - if so, but you don't see fabric you like maybe link to some photos of fabric you like? - we can do small box bags or pencil / cosmetic / notions type bags too.  or with a drawstring on top instead of a zipper. - you don't HAVE to use them just for knitting/crochet, you can use them for cross stitch or even not as project bags. Yes and Shari can hook you up   10.  If you are a yarnie, are you interested in a ceramic yarn bowl?  I have an extra Harry Potter (I know, I know) one from Lennymud that I bought before the whole JKR debacle and it didn't profit her in any form anyway.  I believe it's Gryffindor themed. Im good here   11.  If you are a yarnie, I'd love to gift some yarn from my stash so give me an idea of colors / weight / material / yardage you'd like.  
Im very tactile so like very soft fibers but not mohair. No laceweight, heavy fingering or up please. Twi knows me and can help here and has access to my yarn wishes on Ravelry   12.  Are you interested in trying some of our "thunder butter"?  It's like tiger balm or icy hot, but with herbs, beeswax, cayenne or ghost pepper, menthol, wintergreen.  cbd version or no? No thank you   13.  I need to inventory our canned goods but do you like things like peach jam, cardamom plum jam, peach butter, plum butter, pickles, applesauce with nothing added, applesauce with red hots, dried apples or pears, bread and butter pickles, dill pickles, blackberry jam, huckleberry jam, candied jalapenos?  
Yes!! Pickles, plain applesauce, dill pickles, huckleberry jam    14.  Any interest in things from our garden like dried mint, catnip, lavender, rose petals, dill weed or dill seeds, sage, rue, mugwort, rosemary? Mint, lavender, rose petals, dill weed and dill seeds, sage and rosemary    15.  How about alcoholic things like rose petal liqueur, lavender vanilla bean liqueur, various flavors of mead (chocolate orange, strawberry mango, whatever my son is making)? if he makes a super sweet mead, yes    16.  Pumpkin bread or zucchini bread?  How about blueberry zucchini bread with a lemon glaze?  
Zucchinni bread with lemon, no blueberries    17.  How do you feel about raisin in baked goods? Ugh, no    18.  Lego? If so, what types, minifigures? No, thank you   19.  Favorite spooky fictional characters? Frankenstein and his bride, though I do love gargoyles and griffons as well    20.  Luvmilk's seasonal goodies are out.  What would you like?   https://www.luvmilk.com/mm2022.html#/ im still stocked up from last year!!    21.  Would you like a Pyrex 4-cup Nightmare Before Christmas bowl with lid?   (Can also get Star Wars and various Disney ones.) Star Wars ones please!!  Yes!  I love these!  And sugar skull ones too!    22.  August Tea's fall sale starts tomorrow, 20% off everything on the site with code FALL20.  Is there anything you would like to try, my Pumpkin?  https://august.la/ I really liked the sample of bourbon vanilla I got…..   23.  I grow lots of different herbs and I'm dehydrating loads of them right now, are you possibly interested in: catnip, sage (culinary and/or purple), oregano (Greek and/or purple), rosemary, plantain herb, chives, celery, licorice mint, lovage leaf, mugwort, mint, spearmint, chives, borage leaf, blackberry leaf, raspberry leaf, comfrey, lemon balm, or others?  Culinary sage, oregano, rosemary, chives, mint, spearmint, lemon balm   24.  My peacock is molting his tail feathers, would you like some? no   25.  I'm learning embroidery. Is there a simple motif or symbol (like a pumpkin, a black cat, flowers, spider web…) you might like hand embroidered? a bumblebee?     26.   Would you like either a basket or a tablemat (that works as a place to put hot dishes as well as being decorative). I make both from fabric wrapped rope that is sewn together.  Could be a bread/rolls basket, a yarn bowl for knitting or crochet, or a big flat mat. yes this would be awesome!! 




2021 13 Nights of Halloween post II

Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament? Yes please!!    Are there any collage artists in the mix?   I would LOVE to curate one of spooky autumn goodness if my person were to be interested! Um, no but this sounds lovely?    Have you seen the Dragon con list?  & would any of them appeal to you? Yes!  The vanilla wafer and peach sounds intriguing and even an imp would be awesome!     8/12/21   Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myself soon!     No, not really I don't think......
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BatinYourBelfry   I make beautiful and very lightweight yarn-and-ribbon hairfalls - would you like a set in the colors and length of your choice? If yes, name up to four colors and length in inches! Remember- this can be part of your Halloween costume!   Sadly, just chopped all my hair off so, thank you but no!    Would you appreciate a skein of handspun yarn? If yes, what weight? What colors? How do you feel about beads? Any allergies to typical fibers?  Always!  I love all weights except lace, all colors, love beads, and I'm not fond of mohair.  Angora is my most lusted after fiber but uber expensive like quivit so yeah......   Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons?  Stickers!!  Yay!!    Do you spend time in the outdoors?   Yes, in the summer we hang out at a campsite with our friends and family on the weekends, and we have an older travel trailer that we will be replacing with a newer model in the next 5-7 years to travel with upon hubby's retirement (in 7-10 years or so)   Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking?  Yes, very much, especially baking.  I much prefer doing stuff from scratch over box stuff     8/13/21   The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything?  Anything in Once for Yes, Twice for No, prefer sample sizes    The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye?  No thank you!    Zeep's Spooky Collection drops some time next week. Here's the scent list. Would you like any wax melts, candles, whipped soaps, sugar whips (whipped soap/scrub hybrid), body butter sugar scrubs (moisturizing scrub), meringues (lotion), bath bombs, or bath rocks from Zeep?  Boo-Nilla Scream in the Body Butter/Sugar Scrub or Body Meringue would be awesome!    8/14/21   Does anyone here like vintage halloween?   Not really my thing.........
  Examples:   9-A58-DE22-E780-4-B27-A9-B0-EE073-DEE7-C C3305-EE3-8496-4910-82-ED-63-BB55746819. FB34-B810-6-DDC-41-E0-89-C1-544-B17-FEEA E1409-A39-568-D-4127-9673-5-B872-F132-A0 105-C3878-9884-4-D07-A215-A31-DFAE3511-D       It seems like a lot of shops’ Halloween lines have items related to the same standard fandoms, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Beetlejuice, Addams Family, etc.  Do any of those (or other ones) particularly resonate with you?   Not really........   How do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever.   Fun!      If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)?   I drink both bags and looseleaf, and do you think you could talk the gargoyles into bringing me some?  I do love me some gargoyles.......     Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price?  Dealers Choice!  Yeah, I know this probably doesn't help, but honestly just try and have fun with it      What are your fandoms, if any? Firefly/Serenity Star Wars, especially the droids Dexter Calvin and Hobbes La Femme Nikita (USA tv series version) Eeyore from Disney   Do you collect things like tarot decks?  If so do you have a wish list or a list of ones you already have?  Would you like a silk tarot bag?  No, and yes.  I have a very special tarot that a very dear friend designed and a silk bag would be awesome!!    Do you like rocks/crystals?  What colors / kinds?  Would you like them with holes drilled (either as a pendant - you'd need to stick a bale in, or a bead?)  I adore beads and crystals, especially semiprecious stones; my colors are golds and bronzes and reds, and then deep greens and blues.  Drilled, beads, or to be heaped in a bowl, all work    My mom has an etsy store - she makes bags.  Do you love anything from it?  We can also do box bags, draw string bags, dice bags, etc. and if you want a different type of material or a different fabric pattern, I'm open to links to specific things.   (yes, we have harry potter things.  We bought most of it before JKR showed herself to be a twat since we buy lots of bolts at the same time - yes, we have a whole room stuffed full of fabric.)  Twi knows what I like from here.....and, I have stuff favorited from it in my Etsy.  Easy peasy    Let's say you want something knitted.  What are you most interested in?  (hat, fingerless mitts, scarf, shawl, cowl, infinity scarf, shawlette, gnome, doily, coffee mug cozy, talisman bag, dice bag, soap sack, washcloth (I have a pattern with the leviathan cross for bpal), amigurumi / toy, bracelet, cuff, necklace, other?)   (Can you link to a photo of what you envision or a pattern on ravelry?  Or put it on pinterest or something if you have that.)   * What colors would you prefer said knitted object in?  * Stripes, gradient, semi solid, variegated? * What type of yarn would you prefer?  ("wool", BFL, merino, merino/silk, merino/silk/cashmere, merino/cashmere, just silk, just cashmere, tencel (non-animal, plant based), other?   I also have non-dyed organic wool (mill spun) from our own sheep - finnsheep and shetland.  The finnsheep is dark brown (sun bleached black sheep from Sarge and our two black ewes we can't tell apart so they're ewe 1 and ewe 2) or a lighter silvery beige (from freckles) and the shetland is white.  (we just call her shetland.  They're mom's sheep, she should have named them, lol.)  Most of my stripy yarn is either merino or merino cashmere.) You can check out some of my finished projects on Ravelry if you like (click on the project for more photos)  (I'll have to make a list of which items are available  because I knit a lot of things and then just put them in a cabinet and gift or sell them.) I'm deazinn on Ravelry and have a ton of info on there.  Feel free to stalk me, all the info you need is there.  Seriously, info overload, have fun!!    Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies?  (just erase the ones you don't want when you answer to make it easy?) (see list in this post under spoiler because long) dried honeycrisps vanilla peach jam   8/15/21 How do you feel about oracle decks?  Not for me    Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)?  I'm not learned enough yet, so no thank you    Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives)  I adore Thornton's Alpine bars, Cadbury's caramallow bars, and Liberty of London fabric   Oh, and are you into astrology?  Yes, I am; I am a Scorpio born on 11/09   What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)?  Youth or Big Kids size 4    Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters?  Yes, I currently am lemming Firefly and the Anne Bonny comics.  And later issues of The Accelerators.  Poke me if you need issue numbers    Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre?  No, thank you   What's your favorite flower(s)?  Carnations, and Sterling Silver roses    What's you favorite woodland creature?  Moose are my absolute favorites, but I pretty much love all critters; deer and fox are especially fascinating as are birds of all types.  But moose are my jam   Do you prefer receiving a big box with all of your goodies, or is it okay if one or two things are shipped directly to you separately (with notice!!) for customs/shipping cost purposes (i.e. if there's something customs might not allow in from the States that can be shipped from within your country)?  Whatever's easiest for you!    Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape?   Yes!  Either shape is fine, I wear both depending on the day    I have a literal stockpile of skincare products.  Can I interest you in cleanser, sheet masks, moisturizer, sample things etc etc.?  Or a general pampering package? What is your skin type?  No, thank you    Anything from here?  ChocolateStorybook on Etsy  No   I have been enjoying the incense from here hand-dipped incense sticks | Hexennacht and here Hand-dipped incense sticks | Mr. Hex (mr-hex.com)  Any thing interesting from either site?  I don't burn incense as my husband is allergic.  Thanks 
8/16/21   Would you like some delicious coffee? If so, do you prefer whole bean or ground? If ground, what grind? Also, light or dark roast? Flavor preferences?  Yes, but I'm picky.  I like ground, to go in a kcup.  Dark or medium roast, with flavors of chocolate, vanilla, or cinnamon.  My very most favorite coffee ever has all three flavors.  A 1/4 lb is plenty cause I don't drink coffee often    8/17/21 I may be going to the Renaissance Fair this weekend (if not this weekend then soon and multiple times), any Ren Faire goodies you may like? Local honey, embroidered ribbons, handspun yarn, cool tshirts (unisex large or womens 2X)   I always go to my town's local Farmer's Market and they have booths selling things like candles, Gourmet Pickles, Flavored Oils and Vinegars, dog treats (like bones and animal feet), honey, and bath products. Would you like any of these things?  Dog treats would be awesome, honey, and kosher dill pickles would be great!    Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies? Again, dealers choice!    If you didn't say much about your reading preferences in your survey but would be interested in receiving books, can you elaborate a bit?  Amazon list and previous blog entries should cover it all    Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters? My husband would love it!!    8/18/21 Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)?  dirty socks, half eaten food, skunk sprayed things??    Are there patterns/prints (more guidance than general Halloween/Autumn) you like for things or are you open to whatever I may find that speaks to me? Whatever speaks to you is fine!    Any significant other or other special person? Like if I wanted to send you specialty cocoa for a date night, would that be OK? I am making up the cocoa part, but you get my drift.  A date night offering would be awesome!!  My husband and I have been together for 37 years and married 34 and we love to do special things together    I would love to request folks to to put their wish list in this thread and link in their signature. I would love to decant from my oils if I have any my person is looking for! If you go to a computer my links are there in my signature.  I'm going to figure out how to put them in a separate blog post   If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms? Ummmmm.....poke me if you really need this??    8/19/21 Do you have an Amazon link?  Can you post it?? In my signature 
if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry?  If so, what’s your user name there??  Yep, I'm deazinn over there as well    8/20/21 I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery.   Never heard of such a thing, but I'd love to try some!    Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts?  Yes!!  I have the items I'd love in my wishlist in my signature link    8/21/21 So partner, would you be interested in a Frankenbag done in Halloween prints?  Yes please    Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about?  She's a heavy chewer and allergic to chicken    how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox)  It would be beautiful and I'd be honored    I may have preemptively picked out 2 Halloween-themed mugs with cute matching spoons, before I knew who my match was going to be! So I leave it to you: Bat, or Cat?  Bat!    8/22/21 If you mentioned aversions to any common Halloween decor items (skeletons, witches, spiders, etc.), how encompassing is that? Specifically, is a "kid friendly" drawing of that same item on a piece of decor (like, a book cover or wrapping paper) still a preferred pass?  Nope, that would be fine.  It's just the realistic type spider stuff that freaks me out.  I actually really love spider webs 
  Would you be interested in receiving a never-used eyeshadow palette from Nororiously Morbid (gothy colors) and/or a never-used eyeshadow palette from Pretty Vulgar (romantic neutrals)?  Yes, either would be awesome thank you    8/23/21 I live in Japan. Are you interested in anything specifically Japanese I could get for you here (doesn't necessarily have to be Halloween themed)? For example, are you a fan of the anime Demon Slayer and want merch? Are you interested in trying some fun kit-kat flavors? Do you need a new set of pretty chopsticks?  I love and use fans; Small Starbucks items are fun; scraps of fabrics that are Japanese are awesome and I'd love to try and sew with some sometime; small batch gluten free soy sauce; chopsticks   there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes?  Ummmm....sizes you have, surprise me?    Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like? https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/fall-lineup-2021  Nope, I don't think so right now    8/24/21 Could you use a journal or sketchbook? No cause my husband would bean me.  Have you SEEN my collection?     Do you need BPAL storage?  Imps?  Bottles? I'm pretty good right now......   Do you wear socks?  What kind?  No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee?  Fibers?  I wear socks all the time.  I'd really love a couple pair of heavy white cotton bobby socks.  My favorite socks are bombas ankles socks, but they are kinda pricey.  I wear size small.  Going into winter I need the ankle socks though.     Do you have a favorite candy(ies) [or prepacked individual snacks] that you wouldn't mind filling up your box as packing material? Or teas/coffee blends you'd enjoy? If you prefer none of this, that's fine too!  It's so stinking hot here right now that I'm kinda scared anything chocolate (my favorite) would melt.  I like snack size portions of peanuts and smoked almonds, sahale honey glazed almonds, sugar free jerky; I love teas of all kinds EXCEPT with a licorace, anise or earl grey/bergamot taste.     I'm going down the Shore for a few days! Any treats you'd like from a cute beach town- salt water taffy? Fudge? Wrist fans? Tie-dye beach dress...?  No taffy; I love fudge - chocolate, chocolate walnut or peanut butter; a tie dye beach dress would be awesome!  Either in greys/purples or in autumns/greens    How do you feel about fancy marshmallows?  I don't really like marshmallows, sorry    8/25/21 We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour?  Not a gummy person any more, sorry!!    Anything from these Etsy shops? Kodiak Sea Charms (no) , Halloween Hill Studio (no) , Grave Markings (candy corn earrings)   What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop?  No, thank you!!    8/27/21 I grow mugwort and it's harvest season. Would you like dried leaves for bathing or tea? Or a bound bundle for smoke cleansing? (Its said to be excellent for divination or lucid dreaming, but do not use if pregnant.)  its also a digestive bitter and tastes great on chicken.  Dried leaves for tea or cooking please!!    I grow loads of other herbs and I'm drying them now. Any favorites you might like? Mint, basil, oregano, chives, lemon balm or others?  Yes please, any you care to share!     I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest?  Again, yes please!    Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like.  While I would adore some peacock feathers, I'm still putting together my home from my move so, right now, sorry, no.     I grew a boatload of Green Shiso this year and plan to make a shiso pesto with it. Would you like some? (Nut wise it has pistachios)  Yes!!    I also plan to experiment with infusing it in vodka. I'm planning a plain shiso infusion and a shiso citrus infusion. If they turn out would you like some?  Yes to both please!      




2021 13 NIghts of Halloween

Do you celebrate any fall holidays? Please feel free to place as much info/context as you wish:  Halloween and Thanksgiving   Are there certain things for these holidays--or your general love of fall-- that you would particularly appreciate receiving?  Nope, so go for it!!    If you celebrate Halloween, are you dressing up?   Not sure yet??   *What as?  No idea  *Would you like costume additions or accessories?  Sure!    Would you like seasonal decorations?  Yes, but I'm trying to thin out my decorations to what I will actually use.  I do need more fall stuff than Halloween, and I love pumpkins like the velvet ones, and leaves    Allergies, dietary, and lifestyle restrictions:   Do you have any allergies, intolerances, or lifestyle restrictions/requirements?  Yes, I am gluten free and prediabetic.  The gluten free is a hard and fast rule.  The prediabetic I am trying to control through diet.  I'm allergic to cigarette smoke, cat dander, molds, dust mites, blue cheese and mushrooms.  Goodies listed on my Amazon wishlists are still doable, I just am doing them in small amounts!    Do you (or anyone who might come in contact or view of the contents of these glorious packages) have any kind of phobia, trigger, or squick-out which is likely to arise in fall or Halloween-themed goodies (please address concerns over spiders, ghosts, severed hands, etc., here)?  No spiders please.  Iz afraid of them.     Is there anything (that you know of) which it is illegal to mail to you, or that might cause Customs to become upset and hang on to your package?  Only if you get caught.  So far, so good!    Favorite Flavors:  chocolate, honey, vanilla Least Favorite Flavors:  licorace/anise flavors.  Bleargh!!  Do you like coffee and/or tea?  Coffee I'm picky on, but I was send a chocolate/cinnamon/vanilla blend that I absolutely adore!  I don't drink much coffee, so a little goes a long way.  I drink tea a lot, but have a lot......so...... Favorite snacks and treats:  Chocolate, nuts especially almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts.....I adore fudge, esp chocolate fudge or plain peanut butter fudge      Favorite scents(both specific notes and perfume blends):  Ambers, vanillas, soft musks, roses Least Favorite Scents:  tobacco notes, anise, heavy patcholi  Do you wear nail polish?  Yes, but I have a ton.  Can always use cuticle oil like Solar Oil though!  Would you like makeup?  Um......no.  I have so much and really need to wear and use what I have.  However, if you have something you think I would love, or a brand is mentioned and I respond positive to it, feel free to send it to me.   *If you would like makeup, what sorts would you prefer?  I'm kinda a high end girl when it comes to makeup.... *Any favorite makeup brands, colors?  Yeah.  I love the old, original Chanel Glossimers that are super hard to find, all colors, and I need a new MAC lip liner in Spice.  I'm also looking for a really good mascara that is healthy for your lashes, in black.  And, my favorite mascara in the whole world is Bourjois Clubbing in black.  I need one.   *Any hated/not-preferred makeup brands, colors, or products (example: thanks to your sample box of choice, you hope never to see another black eyeliner as long as you live)?  Nope, not really, except I seem to be allergic to Cover Girl products.    Favorite bath and body products?  Sugar scrubs, salt scrubs, the Post's Hair Glosses.   I have a ton of soap so I'm good there, but if you have any Post soap, I'll take it!!    Personal clothing style:   Favorite Colors:  to wear, black, greys, army olive drab green, and all the colors of the autumn leaves  Least Favorite Colors:  pretty much any shade of blue unless it skews turquoise or blue-purple.  Do you like jewelry?   Oh yeah I do!!  *If so, what sort?  Right now I'm loving strands of beads, I have a mourning strand of onxy and a strand of garnet that I wear a lot, both are long, the onyx is 54" and the garnet is 36" or so.  I have a traditional charm bracelet and would love a zebra charm for it.  I love earrings and wear them all the time.  Etsy has a ton of stuff to show you what I like    *What sizes and/or lengths do you prefer?   Would you enjoy receiving wearables (shirts, socks, shoes, arm/legwarmers, hats,etc.)?  Yep   *Sizing on wearables:  I'm between a women's XL and 1X right now; in the Post tees, I like their largest women's size, cause I like them oversized.  I wear a Youth 4 in shoes, and socks as well.  I'm a solid medium in pants, 10-12.  Here's my measurements for the rest:    Measurements, so I don’t forget:
length - 9”
width around ball of foot - 9”
ankle - 9.5” hand
from tip of longest finger to wrist - 6.25”
width without thumb - 7”
width with thumb - 8.25” arm
wrist - 7”
wrist to elbow crease - 8”
widest part of arm - 11.5” head
22” around     Home style: Would you appreciate decoratives or art for your home?  Sure!    *Are there any restrictions (no naked people, no breakables, that kind of thing)?  Nope!    What sort of music do you like?  I have VERY eclectic taste in music, I love most of it!   Pink is one of my favorite artists, and I do have a list of music I want out in Amazon on one of my many wishlists there  Are you okay with burned music CDs?  Yes please!!   Do you have VHS/DVD/Blu-Ray...Betamax?  DVD and Blu Ray here.....and VHS!  *does your player of choice have region restrictions?   Probably?  Is there anywhere that you would like a giftcard or online credit for?  Always!!  Barnes and Noble, Goldsboro Books, Sock Dreams, Starbucks   Hi! What are your hobbies?  Knitting, reading, learning to sew  Would you like any supplies for your hobbies?  Ha ha ha my husband would kill me!!   Are there any crafts or hobbies you would like to try out, but haven't yet?  Not yet?  Do you have gaming consoles, or play computer games?  Nope, but hubs is hoping to upgrade from PS4 to PS5 one of these days.... How about cosplay?  Nope, sorry!  Though one of these days I'm going to be knitting a Browncoat for myself, so..... Or tabletop gaming? Nope Would you like to receive books?  Yes please!  *what kind of books/format?  Hardcover, softcover, ebook (both Nook - barnes and noble and Kindle - Amazon) are all fine, and used books are absolutely fine as long as they don't smell of smoke or mildew  How about magazines?  Sure!  PDFs and craft patterns?  Absolutely!!    Are there any other members of your household (significant other, furbabies, small, adorable humanoids, any other awesome person you consider part of your world) who might appreciate a little bit of fall-themed gifting?  My mini Goldendoodle Bailey would love treats if you so feel inclined!    Are you comfortable receiving good/like new condition used items?  Absolutely!    How about handmade items?  Even better!  What are five inexpensive things you always appreciate receiving?  Lip balm, socks, spices that are local to you, a postcard Please place your wishlists and moodboards here (or link them in your sig., to give your swapper great ideas of what you like):  mine are linked in my signature      Is there anything else you would like to say to your swapper?  I should be fairly easy to stalk, but poke Twi if you need anything else   




2021 Summer Vacation Swap

Are you interested in any games?  We play cribbage, but we have played Cards Against Humanity and would love a deck of our own!  No playing cards though, we have PLENTY of those!    If you mentioned you liked bracelets or earrings to wear.... Bracelets:  Do you have preferences for metal color/type or would you prefer hemp/leather?   beaded?  bangles?   Wrist size?  I actually have quite a bit of jewelry....the only things I'm really looking for is a good silver link bracelet for charms, and charms themselves.  I would love to have a dragon charm and a zebra charm and a griffin charm in particular    Earrings:  Colors / Metal Type / Style / Piercing size?  I have two piercings in the left ear and three in my right and will be getting my daith piercings soon.  I can wear all types of metal.  I'm really into huggy type hoops right now, and really long threaders   Say you like or collect travel mugs:   do you want them to have a city or state name?  Ceramic, stainless, or is plastic ok?   Size preference?  (12oz, 14oz, etc.)  No glass please, I am the superklutz.  I prefer stainless over plastic, but will do plastic.  My only current travel mug is my much loved Starbucks Anniversary mug, and it's plastic.  I really like the 24 oz studded Starbucks tumblers but they can be hard to find.  Are you interested in some travel size tastes of homemade liqueur?  Currently I have rose petal, lavender vanilla bean, and plum.   No thank you    If someone were to make or get you a fun beach hat, what size is your noggin?  Well, I wear a size small helmet?  So.....smallish adult woman size?  Ha!  My head has a 22" circumference!  I knew I had that info somewhere!   Do your pets like treats?   Yes, she does; mainly cookie type treats, and bouncy balls.  She's a pipsqueak at 21 lbs, but a tough chewer!    Do you have fiber preferences or allergies for knitted/crocheted items?   Anything that is not scratchy works for me!  I'm very tactile    Are you BPAL only as far as perfume is concerned?   Nope!  My signature scent is actually Very Irresistible by Givenchy; I also wear V Secret's original formulation of Pink, Clinique's Happy Heart, and Toyko Milk's Tainted Love.   How do you feel about used books?  I will love and cherish them!    I know we talked about good/not-good scent notes in the original questionnaire. But imagine now, if you have to pick ONE note to declare as your favorite/best/etc. What is the ONE?   To wear?  Or to smell?  Ugh!  I don't know!!  If my travel agent seriously needs this answered poke me.  




Some swapping misc help!

Okay....here's some lemmings of mine!   Chocolate:  milk, *dark milk*, dark, with almonds/hazlenuts, plain...yep, it's all good! I don't like white chocolate, or fruit (esp dislike raisins). I love caramels. I like crispies - but, I don't like much of the Cadbury European chocolate range....go figure! However, I love love love Ritter Sport milk chocolate with whole hazlenuts, and milk chocolate butter biscuits. I also just adore fudge....yummm....chocolate, chocolate walnut and peanut butter. I like Peanut M&M's, Snickers, Peppermint Patties....it's pretty much all good. I got treated with chocolates from www.burdickchocolate.com and I'm in love - especially with their mice and penguins! I've had and adore Vosges Barcelona Bar and Goji Bar, but the others don't do much for me, like I thought they might. I like Godiva, and adore Ghiradelli. Lindt makes a sea salt dark chocolate bar that is the bomb, as well as milk chocolate sea salt truffles. Tim Tams are for the win, and I prefer a liquidy caramel to a chewy one. Did I mention I like chocolate?? If you live near a Trader Joe's, I am seriously addicted to their dark chocolate coated nutty bites as well as their chocolate covered butterscotch caramels!  I adore them, and my nearest TJ's is a 90 minute drive away!! I can also use a South African spice grinder as mine is all.  I love their different spice grinders!  My favorite non-chocolate candies are Smarties, Sweettarts, Spree, Pixie Stix and Swedish red fish. I don't chew gum.   I'm a knitter, and I'm absolutely in love with this! I can always use yarn, especially the 100% cotton yarn like sugar n' cream, stitch markers, needle protectors..... For knitting I need 6/0 beads, preferably with an iridescent shine to them....   Books - I love books. I read pretty much anything in print. My wishlist on Paperbackswap.com is always updated, and I'd love to receive credits there - I'm 'deazinn' there as well - and pretty much everywhere on the web I also adore music - haven't started an Itunes wishlist yet, but I'll get there - in the meantime, I've listed some music/book/dvd wants on Amazon - link is in my signature.   Agatha Blois Carnival Wax = I absolutely and totally adore 1965 and will devour any amount...   I really like Wyrding Studio's hammered copper/bronze shawl pins I have many of Alicia's (E&A) pieces favorited in Etsy. I am currently in love with the leggings/tunic trend.....I would be in a medium *size 10* in leggings, and Walmart has some fleece lined ones right now in the Halloween and Fall prints pretty cheap! In tunics, I need a 1X or 2X, depending - I have a 40C bust and don't like skin tight tops.   I love candles! Etailers are really welcome here...I've never ordered from any but Dark Candles. Love some of their scents, others are meh. I love Yankee Candles. I have tart warmers, and tarts are most welcome. I'd really love some unscented tarts, so I can mix oils into them. In the spring, I go citrusy and seaside scents. In the fall/winter I go apples and spices, strong evergreen/balsam, and creamy oatmeal and honey scents.   Yankee Candle had a candle called Merry Marshmallow which was a vanilla sugar and marshmallow scent that I adored and would love to have tarts and/or candles in that scent if you can find some!!  The Yankee ones are d/c but I've found some that are close........I also need a small pack, like 6, of unscented tea lights for my tea warmer.    I adore Calvin and Hobbes, and have all of those books - tho' not the really expensive leather bound editions which contain all of the comics. I'd love to have a C&H mug or Tshirt, but they're hard to come by. I also love Karen from Will and Grace, watch Sex and the City - I am SO a Samantha, and adore Friends. I watch a lot of medical dramas, and would love some way to watch all the seasons of Code Black without having to subscribe to the stupid CBS pay per view. I own Season 1 of Veronica Mars, and Season 2 or 3 would be great! I also need Season 2 of Dollhouse.......   I love tea, and drink a lot of it. All types, Red, Green, Black, herbal, you name it I'll drink it! Right now I am big time craving hibiscus tea, love the stuff in summer.  I don't like anything with a licorace/anise taste (or smell) or Earl Grey/bergamot, but I do love fruits and cinnamon flavors. Got Golden Moon's Vanilla Mint loose tea and I LOVE it! Other personal favorites are Stash's Christmas Eve, and Celestial Seasoning's Nutcracker Sweet, and Candy Cane Lane. I do have quite a bit of tea right now. We also have a Keurig, so K-cups of any flavor are most welcome as well! I'd also welcome a large pottery tea pot, my largest one is only good for 2 ish cups.  If you can pick up an electric teakettle somewhere that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, I've wanted one for a while now and can't quite convince the hubs we need one, he says the Keurig is good enough.....um, no?   I can also use well insulated tea caddys, one for my small Boden (I'll edit this with the oz size) and for any tea pot you may send along!!   




SW Fall 2020 Questions #2

I wanted to share this link to a soapmaker I love and ask if y'all see anything you would like from them! https://www.herbneden.com/  --> Nopw    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?  --> Not right now    9/15/20   I have a friend who does pet caricatures. He's done ones for all of my pets. Is this something you would be interested of for your pet(s)?  --> sure!  Check out my instagram for Bailey pics!    Do you decorate seasonally/for holidays?  Is there anything in particular you would like to that end?  Yes!  It's a silly little thing, but I'd love to have luminaria bags for Halloween and Christmas! 
  Would you like anything from House of Gloi, especially from their Autumn Update? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/fall-1) --> No, thank you    I know the tea question has been asked, but what, specifically, about Adagio teas?  No, thank you    What about anything tempting from Dandelion Chocolate? (https://store.dandelionchocolate.com/pages/home) --> no, unfortunately the chocolate sounds amazing, but too dark for me    9/16/20   Would you, my dear Witchee, like anything from April Gloom? https://www.etsy.com/shop/AprilGloom  (this is our @spookygrrrly - switch witch code coming soon to a spreadsheet near you.)  --> not right now, thanks!    How about from https://twinklentwilight.etsy.com ?  (This shop belongs to @twilighteyes - we can maybe crochet some of the unicorns that are sold out...) -->  YES!!! I adore that Fairy Bookshelf fabric, and can always use another project bag or a square pillowcase in that fabric!!    Would you enjoy anything from my friend Brian's Etsy shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/BrianSerwayArt? --> no, thank you
Are you a sock person?  If so what are your favourite kinds to wear?  Do you have a sockdreams wishlist?  --> yes, cotton, wool, angora.....longer ankle socks that can be cuffed, or heavy soft bedsocks.  I'll update my sockdreams wishlist and post the linky here! https://www.sockdreams.com/wishlist/   If you're not near one, is there anything from Trader Joe's you'd like?  -->  sit back, this could get long..... choc covered butterscotch caramels; milk chocolate truffle bars; chocolate covered nutty bites, chili lime seasoning, south african smoke grinder, any honeys they might carry, any milk chocolate stuff, really any seasoning mix (I have the everything bagel seasoning!)    How do you feel about local items from my city, like spicy (think chili) things or local coffee? The coffee is not spicy lol.  --> I love local stuff.....just a heads up, my spicy level is low to medium, as in I adore the taste but have terrible acid reflux so can't handle much heat.  Coffee is always good, light to medium blend or if flavored I like chocolate or butterscotch flavors    do you have good feelings about Funko Pop?  -->  Yep, have 6 to my name and I have several on my Amazon Wishlist!    Candles! Anything from these places catch your fancy? https://cantripcandles.com/collections (restocks Friday 9/18 at 9:00 PST) --> all sold out as of 09/21  https://miruscandles.com/collections --> nope  https://briarwickcandles.com/collections -->  yes, please!!  Go Away I'm Reading; Bookstagram, Ghost Stories    9/17/20   Is there something from your fandom that popped up in another country you'd be particularly interested in?  What, and what store? --> not that I'm aware of?    Would you be interested in some boozy chocolates (or anything else) from https://www.chocolatemoonshine.com/ ? -->  Sadly, can't do any alcohol with my meds    9/18/20   Witchee, assuming you like home made/home canned condiment goodies, what is your spice level preference?  --> I love home made things.  Spice level is medium and below 
  Would you be interested in anything from Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.?   --> YES!!  Their Once Bitten soap and candle.  Thanks to a previous witch, I am heads over heels in love with this!!!    9/19/20   Lilith are up! Is there anything from the release that you want? Decant or full bottles?   How would you feel about recipes?  --> I love recipes and trying new ones, so bring them on!!    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.  -->  chocolate or chocolate walnut fudge, pecan turtles/longhorns, beef jerky, roasted nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans, brazil nuts) and I'd like to try their bbq seasoning!!    9/20/20   How do you guys store your decants so they are not a confused mess?  If you've got a system, please share it. -->  I have a small plastic box that holds mine.  I don't have a lot.  It's got 5 compartments, and I keep my moons in one, tals in one,  OCLY in one and LE in one, with the big middle section for my GC's       




SW Fall 2020 Questions #1

8/29/20   Does anything from Paintbox Soapworks catch your eye (http://paintboxsoapworks.com/)?  --> I'd like to try a sample size or two of her scrubs; scents in Blackbird, GTFO, Mandika   Does anything from the Trading Post's etsy page catch your eye (https://www.etsy.com/shop/bptradingpost)?  Not right now 
8/30/20   Is there anything you want from Japan? Current kit kat flavors are... Salty Lemon, Salty Lychee, Sweet Potato, Chestnut and possibly still some Cookies and Cream Ice Cream or Strawberry Ice Cream from summer. Other than that, anime goods, cute stationery, other Japanese snacks, lay it on me!  I love the LE Starbucks cups and little bear clip ons over there, and would love to get a couple straw covers!  None of those Kit Kat flavors do it for me, but thank you.  I do love Pocky, but just the original flavor.  I have a friend that adores Hello Kitty so little trinkets that I could pass on would be fun.  Masks made from beautiful fabric, cards I can use for thank yous, and disposable fountain pens!    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 get a pedicure every 4-6 weeks because I have issues with my nails and tend to sublux joints trying to cut them.  Having said that, I tend to ignore my fingernails and my cuticles get in really bad shape.  I'd really love a pair of white cotton gloves I could wear overnight in bed to allow cuticle oil and lotion to absorb into my hands, and I never take the time to research and find a pair.  Probably in a size medium.  Can't be too hard to find or too expensive I would think? 
9/1/20   are you familiar with https://www.a-natural-alternative.com/ ?  Take a peak & let me know if you might like to try something. --> I'm not, but I have a ton of soap right now 
9/2/20   Would you like a face mask from one of my favorite artists? https://akumuink.com/collections/facemasks --> yes, I think they are super cute and I'd wear 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? -->  Yes!  I have two and I absolutely love them!  If she has one of the silk on both sides, I'd adore one of those      9/3/20   Would you like anything from here? https://www.etsy.com/shop/TaterRoundsBeauty --> no, thanks! 
9/5/20   what are your feelings on home made/ home canned jams & pickles or syrups?  I even make things with berries I grow in my garden.  I make both brandied & bourbon cherries. Syrups good for cocktails, in lemonade or tea, flavors include Lavender, Lavender + Lemon, & Lavender + Vanilla. Interested?  -->  I love jams and syrups, and pickles on the dill/salty/spicy not bread and butter/sweet side.  I'm actually not overly fond of lavender in my drinks, so that I'll pass.  Either of the cherries, and anything with berries sounds yum!!    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?? --> nope, the surprise is what makes this round so much fun!!    Would you rather receive supplies/tools for your own craft/hobby or receive something you can't make yourself? --> seriously, either.   I'm a knitter, and love wooden knitting needles (but not bamboo because I destroy them) and wool or other natural fiber yarns.  I also love things handmade for me because I can feel the love in them.    Is there anything you'd like from Penzeys (https://www.penzeys.com/)? --> foxpoint seasoning, dried granulated shallots, pickling spice, sunny paris, justice    9/8/20   Art and artists - anyone dig any of this? https://www.studiodesade.com/  (They also do masks, see here.)  --> no thank you    If you knit/crochet/weave, would you like custom dyed yarn?  And if so do you have preference on weight, fiber, colors? --> absolutely, and pretty much anything goes except I'd like fingering or heavier weight, preferably heavier!    what is one fun/frivolous thing for $20 or less that you’d enjoy? --> a traditional type gnome in a halloween type hat!  Or a felt witches hat!    If I sent you to a dollar store with $20, what would you walk out with? --> some candy, some faux tupperware and a couple of books    9/9/20   would anybody like a small cross stitch thing, like a patch or pin? or cross stitching notions like handmade needle minders?  I'd love a couple needle minders, or a Calvin and Hobbes patch!    9/11/20   Is there anything you'd like from the UK? --> if you can find them, I adore Thorton's Alpine bars.  Also, heavyweight cotton pillowcases or sheets - yeah, I know, they'd be heavy to ship and it's odd but I just love old linens!    Do you have a particular fandom you'd like stuff from? --> Calvin and Hobbes, Firefly/Serenity, Star Wars are my top loves    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 love tea!  I'm good with David's Tea; Steepologie, I'd love samples of:  Perfect Chai H355, Herbal Hibiscus H320,  Whole Hibiscus H365, Winnie the Pooh B170, Honey Bliss B136    How do you feel about fragrant things for the home like incense, candles, atmosphere spray?  --> I love wax melts the most actually, and then candles.  For fall I love apple and cinnamon type scents then move into pine and spices for the winter.  If you can find a vanilla marshmallow melt and/or candle, I will love you forever!  Yankee had one a couple years ago and I fell in love with it    Do you share your home with any loved ones (human, feline, canine, etc.) who might enjoy a tiny treat too?  Mr Deazinn is into low sugar low carb, but loves jerky if it's not too spicy, Reese's pb cups and loves his Harley.  Bailey Boo is kinda picky too but her favorite flavor is peanut butter and she has a high chew drive and shreds toys, and wears bandanas and charms on her collar. 
9/12/20   Does anyone like the prints or items from www.ElissaMarieCreative.com ? I have a few of her prints and the notebooks and they are quality! --> not really my style    What about www.drawingsbynicole.com? Anything specific? --> cute but not for me    Does anything from www.vapidlacquer.com stick out to you?  --> gorgeous but I have too many polishes now....   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! --> no thank !!    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/ --> yes, but she's sold out of a lot of the stuff that I liked!  2) https://www.mineralgypsy.com --> nope  3) https://www.redbubble.com/people/thelatestkate/shop  --> I love the dragon/book art board print  4) https://www.marikapaz.com/shop/ --> love the sticker sheets 5) https://www.faunwood.com 6) https://www.shannatrumbly.com/ 7) https://fiddlersgreenzine.com 8 ) https://www.hedgespokenpress.com   One of the things I do is make nifty things from sweaters that I cut up & upcycle into things like super warm mittens, arm warmers, striped arm warmers, cowls, teapot cozies, & French press cozies.  I don't have a slipper I love yet, but I'm working on it.   So, which of these things might you like?  Give me some thoughts on colors you like & if for a teapot or press, I need to know a size.  --> I would adore a tea cozy, I have a standard bodin glass teapot and have Shari Walker ping me if you need exact measurements!!    I enjoy historical reproductions and am a fan of LBCC Historical Apothecary. Is there something in her store you might be interested in? --> no thanks!    9/13/20   Do you have a favorite art style/movement/artist? --> I love Dan Dos Santos artwork.  He's a current artist and is doing a lot of cover work for books.  His prints are very reasonable and some of the prints I would adore are: Moon Called; Forged in Fire; The Name Of The Wind; any bookmarks or stickers that he might be coaxed out of!!    Who is your fashion icon(s)?  Audrey Hepburn on the outside, Dita Von Teese on the inside    What is your favorite mythological creature?  Griffon, followed closely by dragon 
is there anything you want from Lush? --> Bat Art Bath Bomb; Furze Bath Oil; Salted Coconut Hand Scrub; any of the Wash Cards!!    Do you need any astrological work done, since thats one of my professions? Any particular areas you could utilize a consultation? --> no, thank you    How do you feel about the homemade fudge I sell in my etsy shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/HollysRainbow -particular preferences, flavors (consider I take special flavor requests all the time!)? --> absolutely, I love chocolate and chocolate walnut   How do you feel about keto or sugar-free, low carb baked goods or treats?? --> keto and low carb is great, but I won't use any sugar substitutes in anything I eat or drink.  I have issues with a lot of them for some reason.    9/14/20   Anything you'd like from Future Primitive: https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk -->  Nope 
Do you have an Etsy wishlist? --> yep, in my signature and it's working, I checked it! 




SW Fall 2019 Questions/Answers #1

Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/   I'd really like to try their conditioning hair rinse, their bubbling scrub and their in the buff scrub.  Scents that interest me are Dark Carnival, Sylph, The Gloaming, and Witch Cake.    Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of?   Um......Oh!  The Mummy (2019)    Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)?  I'm a knitter myself, so I'm pretty good there, but having said that I love when other people knit for me!!!    Do any of these knitted items appeal to you? Easy Fingerless Mittens Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf Odyssey Shawl Close to You scarf Rikke Slouch Hat Simple Yet Effective Cowl Knitted Pumpkins Little Bear Stuffy   How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)?  Yes please!  I do a lot of shopping at thrift shops and consignment shops because with my health issues I find that I need to wear mostly natural fibers and they are way easier to find there than anywhere in retail stores, at least without spending a small fortune!!!    9/20/19   I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested?   Yes, especially any of their lip products!!    Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands?  Sure!  I'll try them!    Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated?   I looked, but nothing jumped out at me.  I do need to go in an check out their bras though?    What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?)  Animal Rescue or Dogs are my top two choices!  I wouldn't say no to inappropriate candies though!    ·         animal rescue ·         pie ·         dogs ·         bears ·         turtles ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…)   I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations? Oh yes!  I love See's Candies, especially the the Toffee-ettes.  In London, I love Thorton's Alpine bars and Liberty of London's fabrics.  In Paris, macarons, tea from Mariage Freres (especially anything vanilla or chocolate flavored) or Hermes (hahaha) or heavy cotton or linen pillowcases or sheets found at a flea market!  (again, hahahaha)    Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie.  None of those Kit Kats, but I'd love a Starbucks mug, or a cell phone charm or two, cute stationary, fun disposable fountain pens, pocky, yummy seaweed snacks   9/22/19     Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love? Not sure??    Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? Barley tea, almond flour, I'd like to try a chocolate based RX bar to see if they are any good or not   Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive? Not that I can think of?   9/23/19   Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths?  The two that interested me were Justice for Mary and Storge    Would you like anything from Lush?  I don't think they are in the current rotation, but my two absolute favorites are Potion lotion and Pied de Pepper foot cream!  Other than those two, not really......   9/26/19   Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees?   I've been collecting coins from the different locations that I've visited, and I need (okay, want) a cool coin from Canada, like a Tooney or one of the neat painted coins.     Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches?   I'm a patron of Kickstarter and I've got a couple of projects that I have open right now, but none coming up that look interesting to me.  If that changes I'll be sure to notate that!!    9/28/19   Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share?   On my signature    And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size?   bracelet 7.5"   necklace depends; I have a couple charms for a 24" length, and I like longer, but I also do wear shorter.     Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy?   No tea for me right now please!!    Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??     My question, but I can use some uber thick ones     is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy?    So much, so so much.......   9/29/19     There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com)    Long past.....   How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used?    Not at this time......     Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye?      Not at this time, but thanks - I have a ton already but I am not using them      9/30/19   do you have a favourite saying or quote?    Lucky I'm insane after all I've been through                How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit?    Pretty mild, but I really love the flavors 
  How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom?      I have several, but would love to have a Firefly or Star Wars one!!    10/1/19   A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)   Any fiber issues?      Yes, and no!    About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else!       None bought for me as none really tickle my fancy    Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc)    Now that I am not taking daily narcotics, I am starting to regain my taste for booze.  I like gin, vodka and tequila.  In wine/ciders/meads I like the really sweet stuff, like ice wines.  I love ice wines, absolutely adore them, the sweeter the better!  I'd love to try some local stuff, bring it on!    10/2/19     Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in?     Nope, but cuticle oil and/or cuticle balm is always welcome    Does anyone else do nail wraps?    Yep, and my favorite is anything steampunky    What about postcards?    from your local area??  Absolutely!     Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)?     Ooohhh yes please!!  And note, that imps or partial imps are more than welcome, a full bottle isn't necessary;     Dark Ghost Velvet; Squid's Ink; Hemlock Cat   How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt.     Yummy, I'll take it thanks!!  My table salt is Crazy Jane's mixed up salt if that gives you any idea?    10/3/19     I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household?     I love a really good buttery sweet shortbread, choc chip cookies, seven layer bars (also known as magic cookie bars).  No poundcake because I make my own, and I can't really do caramels.  Catnip my grandkitties would love!!    Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits?    Yes, and I love spices!  I think I answered this in the thread with more specifics.......     Would you wear any of these?  Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)?   Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever?     Do elbow crutches count?  Nope, not really, thanks......   What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites?     ????????   10/4/19    How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional?   10/6/19   So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witchees?   How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume?  And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks?   10/7/19   Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas?      Yes, but I have a ton of tea to drink before getting any more 
I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing?     Not right now thank you.......   And a quick question here--I'm going to this amazing looking event on Saturday--does my witchee see anything they might be interested in?  https://www.facebook.com/events/903999316607440/ (the Oddities Market)      Answered in thread......   10/8/19   How do you feel about enamel pins?  Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent?     Love them, and I would love a canvas bag or banner to put them on    10/10/19         10/11/2019   OCTOBER LUNACY!  I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye?      Bourbon Vanilla and Yellow Carnation Perfume Oil   https://archaichoney.com/bloodmoonbotanica  (Britton used to run Haus of Gloi.)  Witchee, are you interested in any kinds of things from the Blood Moon Botanica update? HIGH MOUNTAIN ARNICA OIL CALMING ELIXIR LINDEN & CALIFORNIA POPPY ELIXIR ENGLISH DAISY FLOWER ESSENCE   also I took some beading classes and have been making bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.  Would you be interested in any?  If so, how big is your wrist or how long would you like your bracelet?  Any preferred styles of beads?        Semi precious beads like hematite, garnet, citrine, amber......shiny like firepolished beads, crystals in seed bead sizes........black and grey small pearls........   10/13/19   If I was to donate to an animal rescue on your behalf as the "lucyboo" component of this swap, is there one in particular that you would choose?   Something that targets Pit Bulls like Pinups for Pitbulls 




SW Fall 2011 through 10/01

Can you sum yourself (whether it be personality, life's goals, ethics, whatever) in 10 words or less? Um.....motherly, kind, warm, loving, eclectic, fun, klutzy   How about little bottles of booze? Ya wanna? What kind? Yep! I love Chambord, Grand Marnier, Grey Goose Vodka, Godiva Liquors and I've always wanted to try Drambuie   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 LOVE LOVE!!!!   Also, what about mochi? Love it, hate it, baffled by it? Don't know what it is??   Anything from the update ya'll are liking? BPTP UPDATE - see my info added to my SW help page....   Does anyone like kimchi? sometimes....   Would you be interested in a sample box(from somewhere like Birchbox or loosebutton)? Yes! Birchbox, Phat Fiber box (yarn edition), Test Tube....   You have to place a Lab and Trading Post order. Right fuckin' now. No spending limits. What do you buy? Two pairs of yoga pants (Jolly Roger and the flowery one), Skelly Tee, new Halloween Tee, all of the soaps, TKO massage oil, and one each of all the new Halloween items. Scorpio Locket if they have one, Clocket if they don't.   Paintbox Soapworks - anything you're interested in, in general or from the latest update? I love her Poinsettia scrub (Xmas release) and any of her vanilla based scents.   Do you guys have any sports that you follow obsessively? How about favorite teams and/or athletes Baltimore Ravens for the win!   How do you feel about notebooks/journals/stationery? Anything you need or particularly like? I can always use cool pens, Flair felt tipped pens, markers, stickers, and notecards. I have a ton of notebooks and journals.   Does confetti/glitter make you angry or fill you with glee? Glee!   Fabulous witches and witchees, perhaps you all could note of you've received MeiLin's goodies? Or if you want? I don't have any of her items, and would love all of 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? Yes! Frogs, Moose....Rebecca Danger Monsters....soft and cuddly for the win.   how interested would you be on somewhat personalized bottle cap labels? Like these that I did? Um, nope.   How would you feel about kitchen towels and other similar household objects, if they are pretty or a souvenir? I love linens of all types, especially kitchen towels, placemats and napkins   How did you dress up for your last party or compulsory-formal-dress occasion? Nice linen pants, sparkly tank and a boiled wool knee length embroidered cardigan   Do you enjoy puzzles/riddles? (Cryptograms, Sudoku, Crossword, Jigsaw, etc) Nope. No attention span here   Witchee, would you be interested in having a special tea cup/coffee mug/glass to drink out of? I would love it!!   Would you like to receive e-books? And if so, in what format? Nope, old fashioned books for me!   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? Nope, both kids are grown   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!) Um, no   Are there are patterns, motifs, etc that you especially like? I like pretty much all? I really love celtic designs   Witchee, would you be interested in having a special tea cup/coffee mug/glass to drink out of? Yes please!   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? Any and all - details on my SW page.   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.) I am honestly not squicked by anything used - I shop thrift shops and garage sales....   Do you have an Etsy shop? Do you know of any Etsy shops that are Switch Witch friendly? I don't have a shop, but I have a major wishlist there   Would a gift or a postcard from Disneyland make you squee with delight or puke into your mail box? Mickey, Minnie, Lady and the Tramp and the Dalmations are all friends of mine...   what are your favorite types of Halloween candy? Chocolate.   Do you prefer soap or shower gel? Please give examples of your favorite scents or brands. Soap, and I have the types and scents on my WL's   How do you like your chocolate? For example with nuts, mint, peanut butter, caramel? Chocolate - walnuts, almonds, mint, peanut butter and caramel, as well as sea salt are all the bomb. Dried fruits and raisins are yick.   Beads! Do you use them? Would you want some? What sorts of beads do you like? Ish...   Anyone here like caramels? Sea salted caramels?!?! Yes, most especially!!     Would you like a hand dyed or hand painted scarf or wrap or other item? If so, what colors/designs/fabrics do you like? This would be awesome!   This was a question before, but does anyone here like stones? Just pretty polished stones for use in whatever purposes? Yes! Especially smooth ones for worry stones   And another question; anyone like anything in particular from Think Geek? Oh jeez. I have this marked up for Xmas already......anything Star Wars or Firefly/Serenity would be awesome.   Pinterest, do you have boards you want to share or are you following anyone with great boards you want to share? No idea what this is??   What #1 actor, director, author and/or musician are you obsessed with? So many......   are you interested in anything from the Villainness Bad Apples update? It's in my wishlist...   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? She would love to receive a toy or biscuits - I don't allow her to have any rawhide, bones are okay but she adores biscuits - peanut butter especially   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? Lugh, but I currently have an imp   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? tough to pick just one, but I can go up to a sofa size print   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'd really love to try the Tokidoki pen eyeliner in either black or green - this is only available through Sephora or QVC   Do you like coffee or tea? Would you be interested in trying some different types? for coffee, we have a Keurig machine - I love mochas, and would adore the hot cider cups. I'm pretty good with teas right now....     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) Actual CD's are my preferred   Are you going away for any part of this round? Nope!   Would you like to receive a mix-CD from your Witch? Yep!   If your witch were going somewhere on a vacation during the round, would you want a little souvenir? Sure!   Do you enjoy any outdoor activities? Do you have a favorite form of "exercise"? Um, I don't do outdoors. Srsly. I do yoga, however   Any witchee's with a ravelry account have any favourited patterns that cost money that would be a welcome gift? Yeppers, I'm deazinn at Ravelry and my patterns are marked 'need to buy'   Do you work/study at a desk and enjoy interesting or cute office supplies? I love flair pens, and neat pens in general   Witchee, are you a fan of musicals? If so, which ones? Yes, but I'm full up   Do you like to burn incense? If so, what are your favorite kinds...sticks? cones? resins? What are your favorite scents? Can't, hubs hates it   - Harry Potter - a fan? If so, what house are you? Yes, in that I've read all of the books many times....don't do a lot with the fandom though   - If you were to receive a gift card, what places would you like to get one from? Amazon, Starbucks or Barnes and Noble   Is there a particular myth/folktale/legend/fairytale/godstory that you're drawn to? Love them all!   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! No, sorry!   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! I'd really love to travel all over the world....but to see the Library of Alexandria would be awesome   When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter? I curl up with a soft blanket, a cup of hot tea, and my puppers. Sometimes with a book and music, sometimes with TV   What are your thoughts on comics? Any you like? Any you have been wanting to try? Favorite characters? I like them, but don't have any in mind....surprise me!   Are you musical? Do you play an instrument, and if so, what? If not, what do you wish you could play or do? I love music, but I'm tone deaf, can't read music, and my fingers are not long enough to span an octave on the piano or to go around a guitar's neck. So, yeah.   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? I just started gardening, and love it! Any and all things welcome!   Do you decorate for Halloween? Is your decorating taste elegant, kitschy and fun, or scary? Yes, and a mix of all   Witchee, do you have any symbols or totems that have special meaning for you? Dragonflies   Is anyone fond of programs like Adopt a Tree/Highway/Library/Manatee/Acre of Rainforest/etc?: Iprefer animal rescues like Pinups for Pitbulls and the Humane Society   From the Weenie Update....what are you most wanting to try? The bath powders....and soap!!   Who's into nail polish? What colors/brands? Yep, and anything goes!   Is there a quote (or lyric or part of a poem) that really resonates with you or is your favorite? See my sig....   Dream candle? Scent, color, type (tealight, votive, pillar, jar, etc.), throw... love candles - answer is in my wishlist   Do you like knitted goodies? If so, what would you like and what colors? yes!! I love handknitted socks, size 7, any color/type yarn   Would you be interested in homemade edibles that are NOT sweets? Any specifics? Sure, I'm game for anything!   What GC do you live in mortal terror of the lab discontinuing, but never get around to buying? Nothing right now....   Yo, yarnies! Do you Ravelry? If so, who are you over thar? Yep, I'm deazinn there as well   Social Media? deazinn on Twitter, Deanna R. Holzworth Zinn on Facebook, dea_zinn on LJ (tho sadly neglected there)   Do you have wishlists for non-BPAL e-tailers? And if so, could you provide a link or a list? See my sig!   Witchee, do you use a PC or a Mac? PC   What is your favorite animal? Moose, and dogs   What are you going to be for Halloween? €Just me.....   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.) Ooohhh....anything?   How do you feel about nick-knacks? Not so much.....   What traditions (family, holiday, or otherwise) are important to you? Birthdays are very special in our family.   Do you like going to the movies? Love this!   What are your favorite restaurants? Pretty much all of them - I like to eat!   Do you play any video games? Nope.   Do you like any anime? Nope.   Do you have an E-reader/iPad/something similar that you need a cover/case for? Nope.   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? Very, very excited - I'm a crow, love the sparkles!   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 recipes!!   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 don't NEED one, but would love one, without internal dividers   Muppets: yea or nay? Yay! Especially love Animal and Beaker...   Do you have an affinity for Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, The Far Side, and other comic strips? If so, which is your favorite? Calvin and Hobbes FTW!!   Favorite Mythological Creature?: Gryphons/Griffens   Do you like hair things barrettes, headbands, flowers headbands! I love headbands   Expanding on the hair question - does anyone like those flower clips for the hair that are big right now?? Yes, but I have 7, so don't really need more....   September 19th   What strange misc. items would you love to receive that you just haven't gotten for yourself?: Um....anything from my Etsy or amazon wishlists?   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? I'm really into nail polish lately; prefer 3 free, think franken polish is the bomb, and I hate glitter but love holo's!   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 am actually very low on lip balms right now, and I love them! I wear the original Burt's Bees a lot, but I'm open to all non-waxy formulas...   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) Oooohhhh yes! This would be the bomb!!!   -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 Um... no. http://www.flickr.co.../in/photostream)   -How do you feel about getting art supplies in general? (copic markers, watercolor, brushes, paint, sketchbooks etc.) Markers, sketchbooks and crayons for the win!   -How do you feel about Threadless tshirts? ????????   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? A new mascara, and chocolate!   Darling Witchee, would you enjoy farmer's market pickled veggies (green beans, garlic, asparagus, etc) or fresh canned peaches or something of that nature? yes, all of the above!   Do you prefer color or white photographs? Nature or abstract? All of the above!   would you be interested in something like this? https://lostcrates.com/how-it-works Yes, but it seems expensive for not knowing what is in it, and for SW in general....   Amigurumi, yes or no? Either way     I have a question! What are some of your favorite paintings? (famous or undiscovered?) Feel free to link to examples! I'll answer this later....   If you could have an image painted for you - sky is the limit - what would it be? I'll answer this one later too....   Name your 3 favorite scents for candles spiced apple, spiced orange, and the scent of the sea   Name your 3 favorite types/flavors of tea Golden Moon's Vanilla Mint, French Vanilla Caramel and Candy Cane Lane   September 18th   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 love Tshirts and live in them; I wear from a men's medium to a 3x, and anything goes on them. My current favorites are my Monty Python Killer Rabbit tee, and my Pit Bull tee. I have a TON of black ones, would love a non-black one   How do you feel about pumpkin scented things? Not perfume related, but soap, candles, etc.... Spiced pumpkin would be great!   Has anyone else heard of or does anyone else love Glamourkin? ??????   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. I love european chocolates, especially Thorton's blocks and alpine bars and Tim Tams   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). Sorry, PC here   SOCK PREFERENCES?   Would you like/wear a pair of these? http://www.ravelry.c...rary/yoga-socks If so, what color? I need yoga things, but I don't like things between my toes...these look really nice!   Is there anyone here who likes toe socks? You know, those socks with a place for each toe? Nope! Regular socks here...   Are you looking for a certain kind of DVDs to spruce up your collection right now? I have the ones I would like listed on my Amazon list...   Does anyone like postcards? Is anyone willing to be a Nacho witch for postcards? Yes, and yes   Anyone going to see any good concerts this fall? No, because my hubby won't buy me a ticket to Seattle.....   Do you like Star Trek? Original TV series, films, spinoff series, etc? Favorite characters? Yes, I've seen the series and all of the movies; I really liked the reboot....but I adore Star Wars   Witchee, would you like a framed photograph and of what? Um....???   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 adore Tshirts and live in them....   How do you feel about pumpkin scented things? Not perfume related, but soap, candles, etc.... yes, if it's a spiced pumpkin   Has anyone else heard of or does anyone else love Glamourkin? Never heard of it.....   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. Chocolate!!!   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. Nope, I'm good with all makeup brushes, but thanks~   Do you like Legos? Especially mini-fig key chains, Lego block keychains, small Lego sets, etc? Yes! Have you seen the pens? And the Star Wars stuff? Love!   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. The Skully tshirt and as much of the new Halloween stuff from the Trading Post that I could get - especially the soaps.   Are there any characters that you love or identify with? I adore Audrey Hepburn, especially in her Holly Golightly persona. I also like Karen from Will and Grace, and Samantha from Sex and the City. Now if my figure would only be willing to help out....   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 love knitting, and baking. I don't really have a process.   Are there any Arcana Weenies that you MUST HAVE? All of the soaps!   So what say you? IS an "unexpected" visit/in-person witching OK? Yeppers, that would be fun - as long as they contacted me a day ahead to make sure my energy stores were up for it!   Cthulhu: yay or nay? Nay   Is there something that you wish you could do, but you keep putting it off? Lose weight...'cause of the chocolate, you know?   Put your current mp3player (I am the anti-apple, so no ipod ), winamp playlist, what have you, on shuffle, list the first 10 songs: Will edit to include....I have a 3rd gen ipod   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 Nope!! All monies are saved for the witchee   Do you have any interest in rocks? Not like, polished colorful stones.. but like... rocks. With geologic significance! Nope, I like the glittery gemmy ones!   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? All of the above? Any color but black, unless black is used for a contrast, and I'm not a fan of mohair because of the loose hairs, but I like all other kinds of yarn   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. Done, in the thread!!   Do you like/own/wear/want fairy wings or something of the like? Don't have, probably wouldn't wear...but they are very pretty!   How do you feel about terrariums? Love!   What's your favorite horror movie? All of them??   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. I'm kinda expensive.....my face wash is Dermologica's Daily Microexfoliant, my toner is DDF's 10% Glycolic Toner, my moisterizer is La Mer (Gel in the summer, cream in the winter). I have uber picky skin. I do use a Villainess Whipped every day, and use etailer soaps in the shower - no mass produced soaps for me!   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? See my sig - also, see the quote from Audrey Hepburn in my Etsy list   Do you like period or period-styled paraphernalia? Stuff like postcards, notecards, jewelry, office supplies, what-have-you? Yes, especially Tiffany inspired stuff, the line of jewelry called 1920's....1950's kitchen stuff....   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? Eh, I'm indifferent   If you could choose a Smack, what would it have in it? Ooohhh.... Pick #1 - Sugared Roses X 2, Honey Nut X 1, Vanilla X 1; Pick #2 - Honey Nut X 2, Vanilla X 1, Cake X 1   if you could have a salon scent made, based on any artwork(s) what would it be? Eh.   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.? Nope, I'm too klutzy for any of this, and would rather adore items from others....   What's 'your' song/your theme song? Oohhh...I'll be back to answer this; many to choose from   What would be your superpower? the Healing touch   Witchee, would you like a gently used BPAL tshirt? Yes, I would adore any and all!!!!!   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! Do: chocolate, any nuts BUT cashews, coconut, peanut butter, honey Don't: cashews, raisins   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 a Pandora bracelet, and I have many many charms for it favorited on Etsy; I also have a silver charm bracelet which right now only has my med alert charms on it (yes, I have two med alert charms ....)   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 would love a cozy for my teapots - I have a small assam (clear) one and a 6 cup white porcelain one   Would you like a photo collage based around your interests/favorite colors/favorite themes? Nope, but thanks!   If you're crafty, are you interested in spoonfeather? And if so, what things there delight your eyes? Ooohhh...I love the Firefly fabrics there, but they are pricey...     Colors! What are your favorite colors and what colors do you not like? Pictures and links, people! I'll be back with this one....   What is your favorite word? Sugar! (said as a swear word)   What are the feelings on arm warmers? Color, style, texture, length? Love, but have found that mohair and silver in yarns don't love me - I love soft, long ones, any color would do   Do you like tarts? tealights? jar candles? votives? Yes, to all of the above! I have two tart warmers, both of which use tealights, and I burn votives and jar candles all the time.....   What's your favorite flavor? Sour, sweet, bitter, salty? Salty, chocolatey, sour, bitter, sweet (I like RICH chocolate, not sweet stuff. I don't even like most fruit because it is too sweet)   So, are there any online gaming witchees who covet purchasable in-game items or other gamer-y stuff? (yup, geek question) Nope, sorry.....   Anyone doing anything cool for Mabon (or the start of fall, if you aren't pagan? Just enjoying it   What is your favorite coffee blend at Starbucks? If you don't have one, what is your favorite roast of coffee? My fav is the salted caramel hot cocoa with a shot of expresso   JONES SODA CO has LE soda packs for The Guild, Buffy, D&D, So Cute, etc. Would you be interested in these, Witchee? Yes, but please don't because I've been soda free since Xmas and I don't want to fall off the wagon.   It'sBanned Books Week! Are there any books on the list you'd be interested in checking out? Nope, read them all   I have just been enlightened to THESE. Are these flavors relevant to your interests? Ooohhhh....I'm SO intrigued! La Vie en Rose and Salted Caramel in the Dark line, Honey Blossom and Sweet Cream in the Bon Bon line   What is something people are always surprised to learn about you? That I'm left handed, a Scorpio, and have a major Anxiety disorder   So who else watched Babylon 5? Nope, sorry!   If you had to decide what your stripper name was, what would it be? Still debating this one....   Sooooo Witchees, have you ever taken that particular personality test? If so, are you an Analytical, a Driver, an Expressive or an Amiable? Nope, but I'm probably between Expressive or Amiable   Is anyone else afraid of or creepy out by dummies/puppets/Muppets/etc? Other things you're squicked/freaked by that's best left by the wayside? My main and driving fear is of Spiders...big time. Pretty much can handle anything else   what level of contact were you hoping for? Just what I'm getting, thanks   Your favorite restaurant or type of food to eat out. Would you use a restaurant.com voucher? Groupon? We love sushi, our favorite sushi place is called Sapphoro East. They don't take restaurant.com or Groupons....   Are there any local museums/attractions you keep never getting around to going to? Nope!   Is there any kind of international candy you love or would like to try? Tim Tams, and from New Zealand Whittaker’s Toffee milk or a Peanut Slab   What is something totally random (yes, that thing that just popped into your head) that hasn't been covered by any previous questions? I'm looking for a bat perched on a wine stopper....   Is there any cheesy/non-cheesy Canadian stuff you'd be interested in? Sadly, anything with moose   If you were to go here and create your very own chocolate bar, what might it have in it? Milk chocolate with a high percentage of cacoa for the base; hazlenuts, sea salt, caramel, rice crispies....or, dark with sea salt   Is there anything you're wanting from LPMP? Don't know what this is?   say you stumbled into Camp Half Blood (or whatever the Roman camp ends up being named <bounces in anticipation>), which god claims you? Artemis   Stuff you've been meaning to do: clean my house - wanna help?   Would you be interested in regional jams, jellies, or other preserves? yes   Do you have any bedtime rituals? Is there any particular product you have to apply or a certain shirt you wear or an act you perform to get you in the "bedtime" mood? take my meds - does that count?   Are you interested in today's/any recent Tee Fury shirts? I regret not buying the last Browncoats one....   Princess Bride? Yay or nay? Would you believe I've never seen it, or read the book?   What's your favorite classic fairytale, witches all of them   Witchee, would you like anything from this particular Haunt update? Yep, anything you care to get me!   Who's interested in Halloween: Montreal? Nope, not a fan of Patcholi   You get a package in the mail containing 3 things you have really wanted more than anything else you've mentioned so far in this thread. (they are all reasonably priced of course! ~$20 or less apiece). What are they? Hmmmm.... 1)Chocolate! Especially a really good pecan turtle, with whole pecans, gooey caramel and slathered in a good chocolate 2)Skelly Tshirt (is that under $20?)   how do you feel about hemp? jewelry, soap, etc? Sure!   What kind of purse do you prefer? Leather, cloth? over the shoulder or crossbody, or something that can do either? Do you like bold bright prints with fun things, or monochrome, solid colours? I'm uber picky on purses; my Etsy list has some knitting bags that I like though!   julep maven monthly boxes: Nope, I'm picky with my colors   Your favorite restaurant or type of food to eat out. Would you use a restaurant.com voucher? Groupon? Nope   Like commercial socks? Yep, I adore all socks   What kind of bear is best? The soft cuddly ones/!   Is anyone interested in reading The Night Circus? Nope   Hershey's Pumpkin Spice kisses? Nope - bleah   I have a not-so-secret love for The Broship of the Rings. Are there any prints from her store you'd like? ????   Who here likes Stephanie Pui-Min Law's artwork? ????   Do you drink wine? Yes, and prefer sweet wines   Is it just me who is nervous at revealing herself to her witchee, and finding out who her witch is?! I've had reveals and ninjas - what my witch wishes....   Witches, did you lament NOT getting one of the condom case/imp cases that got released with the courtesan series??? Yes   I recently saw candy corn in non-candy corn flavors like CHOCOLATE and CARAMEL APPLE. It's not a fancy brand, I just saw it in the drugstore, but who here would like something like that? Um, no   Do Paintbox Soapworks' Goat's Milk Hand and Body Creams sound like something you'd like to try? Yes, especially the lavendar and honey one   Reusable bags? Yep, love them!   Would you be interested in the #occupywallstreet scent? Yes, but just an imp would be fine.....




New SW Fall 2011 Questions

interested in anything from Lush? No, thank you.   Do you blog? Would you like a header for your blog, a layout, etc? Nope!   Would you be interested in a handmade bookmark? I love bookmarks!   do you like chex puppy chow or muddie buddies (ingredients: semi-sweet chocolate chips, PB, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, chex cereal)? would you want to get some from your witch / nacho witch? Yes! (Forget anything you might read elsewhere about diets or something. Srsly. Forget. That.) {Copied this answer as it is perfect!!}   How would you feel about receiving a Groupon deal for something in your local area? If there is anything you WOULDN'T like, mention that. Groupon sucks for my area.   Team beets: yes Team brussel sprouts: no Team goat cheese: YES! Team red licorice: no Team black licorice: hells no Team mushroom: NO! Team marzipan, toffee, and pink cupcakes: toffee and pink cupcakes yes, marzipan no Team asparagus: yes Team Sugar Skull: yes Team Ginger: yes Team Mango: meh Garlic: YES! Dairy: oh my yes Chicken: yes Raisins: ick, no! Pumpkin: yes Avocado: yes Olives: yes, but not canned black ones. Green yes, and kalamatas yes Cheesecake: yes Tofu: yes Beef jerky: yes Pie: meh Chocolate: BRING IT!! ALL OF IT!! Gummies: I like tart/sour ones, and I love swedish fish Bacon: yes, but not the chocolated covered kind   Star Wars - I so own an authentic replica lightsaber, and have stood in line for every movie since the first, with tv appearances to prove it!   Buffy/Angel - enjoyed, but not a HUGE fan   Firefly/Serenity - oh my yes!!   Dr Who - will start watching for the very first time in the next week or so.....   Gelaskins - love these! Only have a laptop though.....oh! And a 3rd gen 8 gig ipod   Piercings - only have my ears pierced, two in the left and three in the right. All other piercings rejected/migrated, no matter what kind of jewelry; it's my damned EDS condition.....I had a 'personal' piercing that I wanted so bad, but couldn't keep it in....and I'd love to have my tongue done, but I fear the same thing would happen....   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? Both, but cook at home more; I'd love some more veggie based recipes and or cookbooks   Racy e-cards? Bring 'em on!   Creep factor? Yeah, I don't have one! Scary is good!




SW ?'s 10/02 through ?

Do you like liquorice? If so, hard or soft? Sweet or salt? Normally salted or so salt it pulls your face into a fishy shape? And which shapes do you like? Nope, don't like licorace/anise in any form   Are there any DIY / Crafty / Free / Budget items you'd love to get but haven't noted yet? (Or, maybe you'd just like to emphasize something you may have only noted in passing?) I'd love anything - recipes, drawstring top bags, etc.   Do you own a DSLR camera? Are you interested in a minky camera strap like these? What about anything from Photojojo? I only have an older digital camera, which I like, but isn't a sharp enough focusing one for me....so....   Is anybody else into film photography? Interested in receiving film, supplies, etc from Lomography? Nope, sorry!   Are you musically inclined? Do you play an instrument or sing? If so, what? I love to sing, but I'm tone deaf, can't read music, and my hands are too small for most instruments - sadly   Does anyone else like collector Barbies? I adore the Pirates Barbie!!   What small everyday items would you like, that you keep forgetting to get? a small, pretty stapler, and...um....   Tarot - like it, but don't practice it   Tell me about something you like, and why you like it. I adore books. They allow me to explore other worlds, other countries, other lives, all without leaving my home. I don't own an ereader, and have been resisting my husband's suggestion to get one. I love the feel of books, the smell of inkprint....everything. I would love to have a padded lapdesk with the elastic edges to hold a book open, for the days when I don't have the energy to hold one in my hands.   If you're the MMU type of Witchee, what Geek Chic Cosmetics tickle your fancy? I don't really do MMU.   Would any witchees be interested in Quinn Popcorn? Nope!   Who likes silly items from Archie McPhee??? Me, please!   Luck charms? Sure!   Does anyone want anything from... here...?   For those of you that like candles, do you like stuff from Yankee Candle? And if you had to choose, tarts or candles? I do like Yankee, especially in Macintosh, Apple Cinnamon, Balsam; I burn tarts, and all sizes of candles. I am currently big time in love with Bath and Body Works Cranberry Pear Bellini candle - yum!!   Would you be interested in getting a custom necklace from here? Eh. Kinda pricey, and only one item in the whole store grabbed my fancy.   Is there a movie you want so badly that you don’t own now? Rocky Horror Picture Show!   Is there a song on Itunes that you haven’t downloaded yet? Many, so so many....   Is there a rare book you’ve always wanted? Nope. I don't do rares, because I reread my books over and over, and I wouldn't feel comfortable doing that with a rare. I do like signed copies of my fav author's books, and I've been fortunate enough to meet two of them face to face, Nora Roberts and Mercedes Lackey.....and, I'm meeting CE Murphy next Friday in NYC.   Is there anything you want to buy yourself but have been too embarrassed (R rated or pg)? I don't embarrass too easy....can't think of anything here!!   Have you seen the Lush holiday update? Do you like the look of anything from there? Eh. I'm lemming other etailers more....like Haunt, Moonalisa, Paintbox Soapworks, etc. The only Lush product I really like anymore is Snowcake Soap, and I can say I don't have any currently.....   if you were my witchee, would you want some of my hot nuts my candied nuts my nuts covered in butter and brown sugar candied walnuts? Yummee!!! Yes please! Love these!!




SW Fall '12 ?s

S’mores? Eh. I'm not a big marshmallow fan, so I tend to eat the chocolate and graham crackers   What's the neatest freebie you've gotten? It can be cool or thoughtful or just totally unexpected, and not limited to BPALdom. I think it was part of a SW round, but don't remember for sure. I was having a really rough week, which had led into a really rough month. I came home to a small box, which held a bottle of Snake Charmer Rez....and I burst into tears. Just knowing someone out there had me in their thoughts made a world of difference.   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) I love kitchen stuff. Spice mixes unless they are pepper heavy or spicy for the win!   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? I wear pj bottoms all the time, and love them. I wear size M at both stores, and really love Targets Sock Monkey line. I don't currently own any Halloween PJ's so they would be great!!   What kind of chocolate do you like? Nuts, no nuts, white,dark, etc? Milk, 'dark milk', and some dark. I love walnuts, almonds and hazlenuts. I don't like raisins. Don't like white.     I live near a Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and Penzeys! What does your little heart desire from any or all of these places? Whole Foods - ??; Trader Joe's - milk choc covered potato chips, salt/sugar dusted dark chocolate almonds, TJ's milk chocolate truffle bar, dark chocolate covered nutty bites, jo jo's, the new cranberry juice they are advertising.... Penzeys - cocoa powder, Forward (spice mix), dehydrated onions, taco seasoning, mural of flavor...   More from later in the thread...   Are home made foods acceptable or does the idea of eating strange mailed food disturb you? I love home made items, and food, especially baked goods, are awesome   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! Maybellines new Plush mascara in black, about 4 Dark Chocolate Snickers, a pink highlighter, and a pack of Goody Ouchless hair elastics, the bigger the better.     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? I have yet to find a cuisine that I DON'T like. We eat Japanese at least once a month, I do a lot of Italian cooking here at home as well.   I'm from Canada - is there anything specifically a witchee might like that is only available here? Yes - if you are independently wealthy, I'd love a bottle of red wine-based Ice Wine. Heck, I'd be thrilled with nips of ANY kind of Ice wine! I don't like the Ice Wine teas, though. A cool Canada Moose Tshirt, OH!! Some Timmy Ho's!!   What are your "fandoms" and would you like a t-shirt from TeeFury if an appropriate one came up? Star Wars and Firefly - and yes!!   Do you have an eReader and if so which one? I have a Nook, and I also have the Kindle app on my Ipod   Do you like candles, or tart burners, or something? If so, what's your favorite scent to burn? I like pine, spruce, wintery scents, and mulled apple cider scents in the winter. I also adore Cinnamon Vanilla scents. I love candles, and have 4 tart burners, so anything goes   Marzipan? Yick   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? Awesome, yes   Do you drink alcohol and if so, would you be OK with your witch sending you homemade infused vodka? Very occasionally, and yummy yes   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(koala shaped chocolates filled with gloopy caramel), Australian native spices or anything like that? Tim Tams, Koalas, Bush Tomato spice, any of the above would be yummers   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)? I knit, but I adore handknits and would welcome any of the above!!   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? Ducati loves fleece pull toys and biscuits (we call them cookies) The rest of the household is oblivious....   Since it's been mentioned several times, and I've also offered to nacho witch some, would you you like to receive wild rice and or maple syrup? I promise to include recipe ideas with the wild rice. Yes, please!! The rice, not the syrup   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? Yes please   Would you be interested in having a bat adopted in your name? No, but a moose would be cool!   How would you feel about a taste of (insert witch location here) box? fun!   Some of your favorite artists? Classic and modern? Um....I like specific paintings mostly, but I love Picasso's Blue period, Monet's wisteria paintings, any of the older 'renassaince' ish paintings....   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? see above, or check out my Pinterest (I'm Deanna Zinn with the rainbow zebra)   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? Aged Snake Oil   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? Rescue Beauty Lounge - I would love, love, love a bottle of Anne before it's gone.....   Stuffed things: yea or nay? Yep, especially a moose or frog!   New Question: 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? Eh. I make them myself....   Would you be interested in beer, wine, or other specialty beverages from your Witch's area? Yes! Especially sweet ones. I don't like beer, or dry.....   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? Nope!   Who here would be happy to get a lil' sumthin sumthin from Adagio Teas? I've got quite a bit of tea......   Do you Ravelry? And if so, what's your handle over there? Would you be interested in gift patterns from your queue? Yep, deazinn, and yep!!   I live near this very cool Retro store (retrodrygoods.com) (you can order online too) - are there things from it that would make you squee if your witch sent them? I'll get back to you....   Who likes Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses? Nope, can't stand them!!   What does your kitchen look like? Colors/style? I'll post a pic in the boards....   Witchee, what are your favorite quotes?   Put your iPod/MP3 player/what-have-you on random and list the first 10 songs it plays! Eagles - Desperado The Last Goodnight - Pictures of You Unkle Kracker - Follow Me Bush - Glycerine Josh Groban - So She Dances The Verve Pipe - Freshman Eddie Murphy - Party All The Time Christina Aguilara - Ain't No Other Man Neon Trees - Everybody Talks Matchbox Twenty - She's So Mean   What's one random thing you really like and one random thing you really dislike? I like cool rainy days and I dislike licorace   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 Power (flowerpower.net) that has quite a wide selection. Not that I can think of....   If there are no "witchy" shops near you, is there anything I can pick up for you from Enchantments? Smudge sticks   Hey Witchee! I want to send you a delivery. It could be cupcakes from a local bakery, it could be a singing hugging bear-a-gram, it could be a bouquet of flowers. But it will be something that you need to be there to receive. a) Are you OK with "special deliveries"? *waggles eyebrows* B..) Is the address in your questionnaire the best place to reach you for said deliveries? 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? Yes, yes, yes!!!!   What are some things you are OK with receiving gently used or homemade, and some things you absolutely do not want if they are gently used or homemade? I have no issues with anything homemade   And now a new question: I live near a Mast General Store (mastgeneralstore.com). It has lots of vintage-y toys, southern foods (jams, jellies, spices) and vintage candy. Is there anything I can get for you? Surprise me!   Do you have any Fall or Halloween traditions? Nope   N0injas 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? Nope   Witchee, would you like it if I made you a "mix tape" of songs that I think you might like? And if so, would you prefer mp3 or CD format? CD Format, and bring it!   I know it is totally the wrong season (for most of us), but do you like/have space to garden? If so, what do you like to grow? Yes, I just started and am open to anything   I'm about to be near a Lush store next week, is there anything you might like from there? Um.....   Songs that you keep meaning to buy but never get round to it? See my Amazon list   Movies that you love but forgot to put in your questionaire? All of the Resident Evil movies, and I need copies of all of them!!!!   Any favorite Bath & Body Works scents/products? I love their candles.....   Haus of Gloi is offering custom perfumes - would you like one? What would your ideal blend be? See my ?aire   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? Um.....   OK, so those of you who said you wouldn't mind receiving (sneakily packaged!) beer or wine: Tell me of your taste preferences. Dry/sweet? Red/white? Lager/ale/porter/stout? Fruit? Spice? Hops? Sour (brettanomyces, etc)? Love sweet, adore sweet red wines and icewines   Witchee, will you be gone from your normal mailing address at any point during the round? Only for 2 days, over NYCC   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 ? I like Disney, and would adore a 101 Dalmations tshirt or something like......   dear witchee, would you, could you use an electric candle warmer? I have one.   Do you lust after some new socks/tights? Always....always   are there any of MeiLin's books (e-book or print) you'd be interested in? No thanks   Are you a gamer (of any sort - video, casual, tabletop) and are there any games you want? No thanks   Would you be interested in BPTP CANDY? Yep   Do you like coffee? If so, what kinds? Flavored, fancy, basic? Beans or ground? Yes. We have a Keurig, so Kcups, but we also have a grinder and french press, so anything goes! We prefer light blends, and flavored are fun....   Would a Starbucks gift card make you happy or do you prefer your local place? Would love!!!! FTW~   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...? Any of this...I love pottery. Any colors as long as they are deep and rich....   Do you have a forum buddy? Someone who knows you and/or your tastes well enough to answer questions on your behalf? Twilight Eyes, Coldie, Tartchef, DixieHellCat   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? Nope, I'm hardly on LJ anymore...




SW ?'s part 2

A question, witchees: if you are into tarot, what is your favorite card? I'm still learning....   And another question: would you like your own set of handmade rune stones or worry stones? I love worry stones...   Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider, or none of the above? In order: fresh cider, tea, hot chocolate, then coffee. However, I have a good bit of tea.   Gum, hard candy, soft candy, or none of the above? If it's not chocolate, save your money   Loose tea or tea bags? Do you need anything for your loose tea? (Filters, presses, etc.) I love David's Teas, other than that, I'm good. I have a ton of accessories all ready, but I do love cool tea cups!!   Do you do Goodreads or LibraryThing or a site like that? If so, can I see your to-read list, please? I'm on Goodreads. Please feel free to friend me. Also, all books on my Amazon list are to read....I keep Amazon very updated.   Zombies; Yay or Nay? Yay!   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? My doggie says yes!   If you have kids, what are they into? my kids are grown....   How do you feel about wearable knitted lace? Shawls, wraps, and the like? I love, love lace. All kinds.   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? Sure!   I live in Japan. Anything you would be interested in from there? cell phone charms; I put them on my Nook   Candy Corn: yes, no? Bleah, no   WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH YOUR ASS OFF!!! movies, comedians, black humor, your partner, a comic strip? what? All of the above; some of my favs are Calvin and Hobbes, Monty Python and Hyperbole and a Half, Stephen Wright   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? Jeans, Fluevogs, a plain tshirt, a jacket, a scarf which picks up the color of the tshirt, cool earrings and my bling (rings, watch, bracelets and possibly a necklace) I've been wearing the long necklaces lately....   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? Hmmmm; tough one. It would have to be a really high end department store; I would probably get a fitted white blouse with lace cuffs, a really cool vest made of some sort of brocade in autumn colors and pretty brass buttons, a full, mid-calf length black lightweight wool skirt, a petticoat in 100% cotton for underneath. Either leggings or tights, a pair of thick, soft, lace trimmed anklets, and a pair of Christian Louboutin riding boots in black. I would have a really cool cameo necklace that fits close to the throat, with a pretty strand of peachy pearls that hangs long, and matching earrings. A Movado watch. A true golden topaz, not a citrine, ring. A pretty scarf to tie in my hair, and a pashmina in rich deep brown to drape over my shoulders.   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). Oy. a pair of cashmere or soft wool bedsocks from Sock Dreams, a sheepskin rug for beside my bed, and a Hermes Birkin (yeah, I'm a lemming. It's a really cool purse that I would be scared to death to carry.....)   The end of this month I'm going to Scarefest, the big horror and paranormal con in Kentucky. (www.scarefest.com) If I were your witch, is there anything you would like from there (skull jewelry, art prints from an artist that catch your eye, etc), or anyone whose autograph or photo or such you would dig? I don't know, but I trust you!   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? Punkie Night, if it's available   if you wear earrings, do you have pierced ears? Yep, and I love earrings, especially the threaded ones...see my Etsy for examples!   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?) I would love a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses, a black leather Coach glasses holder, a pair of Ugg slippers in size 7...I have two pair of Uggs and wear them all of the time......   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. I have an Amazon wishlist. Pick 5!!   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? Pinterest!!! Also Ravelry, Bpal, and Facebook.   And what are your favourite characters from your fandoms Um.....all of them?   My Little Pony... Cute or meh? Meh   Lip balm - tube or tin? Tube, unless it's a Cargo tin lipgloss   Would you like to receive a journal or sketchbook? How about other pretty paper goods like post-its, notepads, bookmarks, letter paper/envelopes? I love paper goods of all kinds...   Are you interested in audiobooks? If so, any specific titles? Nope   Bar soaps with some scrubby bits, yes or no? Yep   Do you need any small electronic gadgets like flash drives and the like? I would love to have some flash drives   Would you like a pair of knitted socks? Love a pair - I wear a size 7. Thick ones, preferably   Do you have any use for knitted dishcloths, facecloths, etc, especially if they were fandom related? Sure!   Do you subscribe to any sample boxes, and if so, which ones? Would you like to receive some samples? No, not any more. I love samples of stuff. Love.   do you have a problem with nudes??? If not, do you prefer male or female? Nope, either is fine...   Paintbox Soapworks: Interested in anything from her? I adore her Poinsettia scent, and can always use scrubs. Also, I've marked stuff from her on my Etsy list   are there any other e-tailers you're desperately wanting to try? if so, any specific items/scents/etc? Surprise me....I find the coolest things that way   ThinkGeek: anything interesting to you on there? Too, too much.....pretty much anything Star Wars or Firefly related.....   What's one thing you want, right now, that you're having difficulty finding? Um.....???   Who here is going to be picking up JK Rowling's new book on Thursday? Believe it or not, I didn't know she had a new book out. I'm interested in reading it, but will probably get it from the library.   What do you do to take care of yourself when you're having a rough day (sick, life not going your way, whatever)? soft pajamas, warm thick socks, my favorite pillows, my down blanket, cuddle into a nest on the bed or in my loveseat with a cup of tea with honey and a good book, or if I can't concentrate on a book, pop one of my dvds in to watch. Chocolate fudge/brownies or ice cream to eat. Dog curled up at my feet. This happens way too often..... I'd love to get a thick, soft cashmere lap blanket, but finances won't allow....   favorite and least favorite baked goods? Cake, brownies, cookies for the win. Muffins are okay. Pies, not so much.   what size T-Shirt do you wear (standard AND babydoll)? Standard crew I like in L or XL. Babydoll I need at least a 2X   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? Sure, as long as there are no blueberries involved....   Would you be interested in homemade herbal remedies and tinctures? Yes   Owls? they are okay....   Do any of Villainness' Soap Box exclusive scents interest you, especially any of the Smooches/Whippeds? See my SW help link   Puddin' just put a shitton of old Lunacy shirts on the BPTP Etsy! Any ones interest you? Yes. I would really like a XXL Blue Moon Bella T. In the crews, I am hoping for a Moon of Ice tee, and this year's Pink Moon tee.   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... Yes. I need at least 2 of the Blood Orange and Cacao scrubs, and I'm curious to see what else will be up. Oh! I fell in love with the Milkflower soap....yummy!!




SW Summer 2013

Put your mp3 player/online music/itunes/etc on random and list the next 10 songs here: One Republic - Good Life Queen - You're my Best Friend Eagles - Desperado Ashlee Simpson - Boyfriend Siouxsie and the Banshees - Spellbound Christina Aguilera - Show Me How You Burlesque Holly Conrad - You Are Goodbye My Darkest Days - Porn Star Dancing Santana feat. Rob Thomas - Smooth Skyler Stonestreet - A Little Taste   what is your favourite object, that you own, ignoring sentimental reasons for attachment? So I guess something you find beautiful, or fun, or incredibly useful. Does my dog count? If not, my computer. It's my lifeline to my friends and the outside world   How big is too big...for something to hang on your walls? If I'm painting you a pretty picture, are there maximum dimensions that you have/prefer? Bring it on!   Gift cards/vouchers - yay or nay? If you like them - which stores would you like one for? Yes! Faves are Starbucks, Barnes and Noble and Target   Is there anything from Australia you would like? eg: snacks (yes, you can ask for Tim Tams!), books, magazines, memorabilia? Tim Tams, caramello Koalas, and Bush Tomato Seasoning   Do you have any problems with swearing or particularly off-color humor? Nope!   What style is your sense of humour? I love subtle humor - my fav comedian is Steven Wright; British humor is also love   Opinions on table top games, from cards and board games, to dice and rpgs. What do you like? What don't you like? Favorites? Any classics you like? Do you collect any? I play cribbage. That's about it......   What would you like from the most recent BPAL update? What are you planning on buying for yourself and what would you like to try? Haven't really looked!!   Is there a literary character you identify with? Even if it's not spot-on, just someone you found yourself having that "I identify with this" feeling? Nope, not really   What are the three books you most want to read right now, and which you don't already have? Patricia Briggs - Frost Burned; Nora Roberts - Whiskey Beach; Mercedes Lackey - Steadfast   Would you like something from Empire Edibles? (http://www.etsy.com/...s?ref=top_trail) ???   Is there anything small you try to collect from everywhere you visit? shot glasses for my daughter; I try to take pics only, or possibly a tee.   Witchee, I know that SW isn't about what you get... but could you name one thing you would be heartbroken not to get and one thing you would be a-ok if it didn't make it in your box? (i.e. do you REALLY want perfume oil of some sort, or would you be totally heartbroken if there was no Lush in your box, etc Honestly, I can't think of anything? I love getting mail, so just the whole process is love!   Do you like tarot cards, pendulums and rune stones etc? If so, what type? I like tarot cards, but need a clue on how to use them.....   What fandoms do you belong to? Um, none??   What cheers you up? Chocolate. My dog. Wrapping up in a soft blanket....   Who or where would you most want to haunt? Who would you least want to be haunted by? Very good question.....   What question do you hate to answer? Not really any of them?   What is the best compliment you have/could receive? about how soft my skin is....or possibly how much I remind them of Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's   Would you like anything from an European country? Any particular food or goodies, magazines, books, whatever would be available to your witch in his/her country. I love fabric from other countries....and chocolate.   Do you like bags? If so, what type (rucksack, clutch, shopping bag) colour and would you like/need a new one? I do, but I have a ton, and I'm a Thirty One consultant, so I'm pretty good with bags.   What's your favourite comfort food(snack or candy etc) and/or drink? Chocolate!   Would you be interested in someone writing out for you a favourite recipe, or finding or devising one which they think you'd like? If so, please provide your favourite ingredients, info on how you like to cook/store and use food, and any intolerances - unless all of these are in your questionnaire, or you don't like the idea. (I'm not saying I'd definitely do this, unless someone is keen, and it wouldn't be the only gift). I guess for other witches this might include something like a knitting pattern - not my thing but would you like that? Or indeed would you like a picture created for you (if so what kind) or a story written? (sorry if this feels a bit Spanish Inquisition!) I think that would be absolutely awesome!!   If you knew you were going to live comfortably for say 800 years, what profession, calling or project might you pursue with some of your extra years, which you imagine you may not do in the life that you have? I would go back to school and get a Master's degree in Library Sciences with a minor in Medical Sciences and be a librarian at a medical school. How cool would that be??   Is there any thing - an object, a donation on your behalf, some research done for you, whatever - that your witch could do about this that you would like? And if you can't think of a present, would you rather she/he (I!) didn't either and confined themselves to things you are already involved in? I have no answer?   What colors/style is your kitchen decor? And do you entertain in your home? My kitchen is a country kitchen with old random plank floors. My current decoration is frogs....   Are your ears pierced? Yep, three in the right, two in the left   Do you like stuffies/stuffed animals/art doll type thingies? If so, any particular type you'd love to get? Yes - I love moose and frogs....   Switch Witch is, of course, all about you.....but if your Witch was so inclined, are there wee little ones in your home that will get jealous and are just too young to understand why you won't share the love, who maybe need a touch of Witchee love all their own, to distract them while you hide all your lovelies?!? Nope, my littles are all grown....   Do you read literature/culture blogs or websites of any kind? I'm thinking about anything that would help a putative witch to get a sense of what your current tastes in books, movies, games, genres, approaches to culture and literature and so forth are Nope. But, my Etsy and Amazon lists should give pretty good ideas!   How do you feel about traditional picnics (namely the intimate table for two variety)? Old-fashioned basket or something more utilitarian (cooler/insulated bag)? Love them, and old fashioned basket please!   If you were put in a room with 100 random other people the same age and sex as you, from your country, in what way do you think you would be different from the average? I'm fairly short, overweight, but I (for whatever reason) tend to draw people to me. Or so I've been told. I also MOM everyone!!   Haus of Gloi did a Reverie update! Do any of them interest you? (Or anything else up currently?) White peach pumpkin butter sounds wonderful! I also like the sound of Narcosa, Sol and absolutely Zazz!! Perfume oils in samples please, and soaps of any kind and body butters are for the win!   Witchee, do you cook? Do you do all the cooking? Is it a chore or a pleasure? I love to cook, and cook about 1/2 the time. It's a pleasure for me! I especially love baking....   Which reading level do you prefer to read in YA or Adult? Or even both? both!   If you could have one rare bpal which one would you choose? Storyville   (Feel free not to answer, I know it's not a standard one!) Are you kinky? I'd like to be more than I am.....   Do you enjoy scented candles? Certain sizes that you like? What kind of scents or brands? Love candles - bright and citrus scents please! I also have tart burners and love tarts   Thoughts about South Africa? Have you been here, would you like to go? Would you like to receive anything South African? I don't really know anything about South Africa, other than the fact they have penquins on the beaches there!!!   Do you like Sockdreams? If so, what styles would you prefer? (You can also link your wishlist.) Love them - but would prefer a gift certificate to them other than you picking socks for me....   Do you need hair accessories? If so, what kind or color? Nope, 'cause I'm cutting it all off this week!   What is your favorite shade of blue? Cobalt blue   Do you have any kitchen gadgets (a SodaStream, a Kuerig/Tassimo) that you want mix things for? a Keurig!   If you were to start learning something new (intellectual or craft or hobby), what would it be? I'm happy with my current craftings   What about candy? Do you have a sweet tooth? Oh boy howdy do I ever!! I'm especially lemming fudge these days....   Do you have an e-reader? What kind? Would you like to get ebooks? I have a nook and love ebooks....   If your witch is an extremely crafty sort, and she were to send all kinds of homemade foody goodies and handmade crafty stuff - what are items you would NOT LOVE to receive. Please dont hedge on this one...some of us are serious crafters and will be making most of what we send! I honestly can't think of anything I wouldn't love....   Witchee dear, do you like video games? Are there any you want to play? Do you have a large library? I don't really play video games....now, having said that, the CSI games intrigue me. We have an Xbox 360   Do you have something you do, without fail, as a personal daily habit/ritual? (Examples: pen-and-paper journal keeping, tea/coffee drinking, morning yoga, nightly bedtime reading. I'm kind of thinking on things that would be dear to you and might need small supplies or could use certain extras. ) Pills. I take morning and evening meds. I also read every day   Do you wear nailpolish? What colors do you tend to go for? What are your favorite brands? Are you open to trying indie brands? I adore nail polish, just not the glitter polishes (it's a tactile thing!)   Name three BPAL scents you hav tried, but are dying to get more of. Benevolent Triple Conjunction, 13 (04/12 version) and I can't think of a third...   Do you still write real letters on nice stationary to people you like/love? Not nearly as often as I should....   Have you ever tried anything from Paintbox Soapworks? Which products or scents would you prefer? Love Tarty's stuff!! Just tell her to pick something I would like....   Do you like/have space to garden? If so, what do you grow? I am container gardening lavendar, and tomatoes this year   Do you like sample sized things? Think lipgloss, mascara, bodylotion, scrubs, mini candles, and so forth. Yep, that way I don't waste it if I don't like it!   Have you tried Fortune Cookie Soap? What products or scents would you like? I've never tried anything from them - try me!!   Do you use solid soaps at all? If so, what kind do or don't you like? Yep, love them   Have you ever tried Cocoa Pink? If you are curious about it, what looks interesting to you? Love her Glissade in Black Marshmallow - this is a holy grail of mine!!!   Do you like Lush? If so, what is your favorite product that is currently available, also, what is a product that you love but has been discontinued? Honestly, other than Potion Lotion, I'm pretty over Lush   Do witches prefer the answers posted here, but a more cherry-picked number of questions answered, or a more exhaustive list posted in the blog, which means posting here much less? Whichever.....I am cross posting into my blog!   Anyone a fan of Shiro Cosmetics? Any particular products? Eye shadow pigments in general? Never tried them, but I'm willing to!   Are there any companies, products, or items you boycott? No. I should, but.....no.   As I am in Japan, what sort of things would you like from there? I adore Cell Phone charms - got a Minnie Mouse one from Switch Witch in the past and I love it! Don't have a cell phone, but they fit on my Nook   Since FB and the FB Gusp group (and the BPAL Sorority which is quiet) have become gathering places...what are some of your favorite Facebook pages you like? I have a ton....seriously. Check it out....   Dr Who? I've never seen any of them, but I have always wanted to. Cause I need a new fandom like a hole in my head.....   How much do you like lipbalm? Flavored or unflavored? What are your favorite brands and flavors? Love lipbalms. Use a ton of them!!!! Flavored; commercial I like the original berts bees; etailer I like Moonalisa. I'm open to any!   Do you like and wear lipgloss? If yes, what colours? Yes - but I only wear Chanel Glossimers, and they are uber expensive ($26.50) I wouldn't expect one unless you rec'd a mini as a freebie, or work somewhere where you get a ton of a discount   For those of you whose wishlists contain only BPALs, are there any other perfume companies you like or would like to try out? Mine has more than BPAL on it.....   Your feelings on Adagio teas: If you've never had anything from them, would you be open to trying them? If you HAVE had them and like them, name some favorites blends. And if you had them and dislike them, can you name a few *other* tea companies you're into? I'm trying some Adagio in the next week......and I love tea. Two of my favorites are Golden Moon's Vanilla Mint, and Tea Forte's Chai. I also really like vanilla caramel and vanilla chai, commercially, but I can't think of who it is??   What about coffee? Would you like to get coffee send to you? Whole bean or ground? What are some varieties and/or flavors you enjoy I like coffee - whole bean, ground, or k-cup is fine, and I like vanilla and chocolate flavors....   Who is your favourite female of all time? Historical, literary, ANYTHING, and why? I've got a couple - Audrey Hepburn, because she was the epitome of a true lady; not just in looks, but in how she went over and above to help the world become a better place. Also, Elizabeth Morgan MD, for being a wonderful writer about how she struggled to get into med school as a woman in the 70's and 80's   If you were a Disney princess you would be?: Jasmine from Aladdin - I love bling, and I like to think that classes and race don't matter much to me.....   Would you like a seashell from Florida? Sure! I love seashells......   What craft project do you currently have on your docket or that you want to start? And that craft goodies would be welcome? I'm knitting a baby blanket. I'm also starting to crochet an edging on a fleece blanket to put away for xmas.




SW Fall 2016 - ThinkGeek things I love!

Think Geek? Oh bloody hell......I'm off to make a list! And here goes.....

Path to Polaris bracelet
R2D2 car charger
Star Wars planet glassware
Millenium Falcon hot/cold mug
R2D2 Power Station
Maurader's Map scarf
Firefly playing cards
Alice in Wonderland Pocket Watch scarf (I really heart this!!)
Dragonfly Gear Necklace
Walking Dead cuff me bracelet

Okay, that's all the sale stuff. As an aside, I need a 2017 calendar. I wanted to buy myself the Pinups and Pitbulls one, but with my overdraft situation, I have no monies......
Other fandoms for a cool calendar would be Firefly, Orphan Black, pitbulls in general, Monet, and anything by Michael Whedon.




SW Fall 2016 Part 1

Witchee, would you like (would you wear?) a long wrap choker?
here's a random image of one I found on google: https://cdn.shopify....pg?v=1472662396

The one I would make for you would be done with pretty glass and/or semi precious stone beads. I can do any colors you choose, and I can use mostly tiny seed beads or chunkier beads or a combination of the two. So...what say you???

I vote yes please!!!!
  I only like Chocolate Pocky.......not any of the other flavors. With or without nuts is fine!

I also like low sodium jerkies.....started eating them as snacks with my finicky tummy!!

The Hierophant meads sound good....but I'm with Twi. I don't like beer, or hops. My favorite wine in the world is Ice Wine, with a very fruity slightly sweet sangria being the second. Even rieslings can be too dry for me.

Having said that, mead really intrigues me, and I'd love to try it.

Just so my Witch knows, I'm very intrigued by the Halloween Atmo Spray THE ACTOR ICHUMURA MEETING A CAT GHOST ATMOSPHERE SPRAY.
  Yep, I can provide Twi's old address no problem, and I'm open to minioning her, and a couple of others! I have addresses for some of my GUSPers.

Since we've lost Fabienne, if my witch can get their hands on: Girls Love Vanilla, Madame X or Gingerbread Whorehouse, I would be over the top excited!! I've never stored her perfumes, so I have no idea how they age. Anyone here know??

I got back from the doc's a little bit ago.....I apparently bruised my xiphoid process at the end of my sternum.....and, I have a sinus infection! Bleah!!

Thank you so much my beloved Witchee for the ecard and the sentiment! I actually have brownies and fudge both coming now, from my knitter friends in Ravelry and also GUSP'ers on Facebook. I think I'm good.

I also wanted to mention that I'm in a Tea Swap with my knitter group Ravelry, so please don't be sending me tea! I also still have some of my beloved apple Chai from last year. Oh! But, if it's out before the round ends, I do absolutely love the Stash Christmas Eve tea, and a box or two of that would be warmly appreciated. The mint in it helps my tummy, which is an added bonus, so I'm drinking a lot of it!!!

Brownies, the fudge kind, would not be turned away

I like flavor without a lot of heat.......the mild smoked chipotle and the smoked sweet cayenne sound really good. Nothing really over medium in the spice range as hubs is a super taster and can't handle any level of spice.

BDSM/Erotica; sure, I'm up for anything? With my illnesses and wonky energy levels because of them and the meds I take, I'm really hit or miss in the bed, and as I'm pretty visual, that would be fun and spicy for me. I very much tend towards the submissive to my much more dominant husband.

Weenies and NYCC scents.....I'm still pondering. Just got the holiday Lush catalog - some winners in there!!!
I'd really love some thick warm soft socks....not slipper socks though, the jellies on the bottom wig me anymore. I wear a Youth 4 size shoe, so adult size socks tend to be kinda big on me unless they are specifically for the smaller women's sizes.

I'm really into leggings right now, and they tell me that Walmart has some gorgeous fleece lined ones for under $8......I wear solid tops so pretty much any print on the bottom would work, and roses, skulls, sugar skulls, fall leaves would all work. I'm a solid 12 in pants right now, and don't want them skin tight. I have those already

I adore the Bee Folks, and get their honey on a regular basis. I am on my last jar of Cranberry Honey and would love a jar or two! It's my very top favorite and I go through 6-7 jars a year on average.




SW Fall 2016 Part 2

Is there anything you would like to get from Japan?

Um......everything?? Seriously, I would love some textiles like silks and embroidered stuff, I covet a new fan (like the ladies in the old days used, fabric over sticks) mightily, I'd die over a Starbucks Japan mug, I love Pocky, seaweed snacks......much more but that's what I think of off the top of my head.....
  My favorite shortbreads are very rich and crumbly ones, not hard and dried. I like plain, vanilla, and lemon

Sock? I adore socks!! I can tell you I am moving away from shortie socks to crew length and knee highs. I just started working with/riding horses again, so a pair or two that are very heavily padded through the foot would be awesome, and can be worn on my motorcycle rides as well!!

I have a Fitbit Alta, sized small, and I just had to order a new strap because my original one broke. I'd love additional straps; I covet mightily the blush leather one that is Fitbit branded, but it's spendy. Etsy has some fun ones, and I'm sure Amazon/Ebay have some too!!!
  Sorry about that darlin'.....when my old laptop died, I lost all of my old files. Trust me, it was a sad moment here when I realized that.......
On Pinterest, I am the deazinn with the rainbow Zebra, the Zebra being the mascot of my rare orphan disease called Ehler Danlos Syndrome/hypermobility type.
On Live Journal, I am dea:underscore;zinn because it hates me.
On Instagram, I am zinndeanna because apparently I already made an account under deazinn, and lost it? And can't find the stinkin' password....

I am currently mostly on Facebook and Ravelry, though I will make a very concerted effort to keep up and answer questions here. Please feel free to poke me, or ask TwilightEyes, Coldie, or damn it the person who sent me the learn to knit kit and the dark snickers and the Dexter knitted lip balm cozy who's name I can't remember!!!!~

VoodooCatWoman it's so good to see you!!!!

Okay, a couple of answers now:   How do you feel about knitted stuff? Love, thanks!!
Fancy? Plain? Either is fine with me

What types of things do you like to wear? knitted shawls, small lap blankets, long long long scarves, especially woven scarves....really, anything! I do have two pair of knitted fingerless gloves that I wear a lot in the cold season.

I'm into beer. How 'bout you? Nope, but I am really intrigued by Mead and would love some samples of different types, the sweeter the better. Same goes for wine, my favorites are ice wines, which I adore. Also wines that are partially fruit nectars.
And booze?

How do you feel about caramel? Love soft fluid caramels, chewy ones are really hard on my jaw. Same as gum. No go for my dislocating jaw, thanks!!
Salt or no? either
With chocolate or without? Is this a trick question? Chocolate!!!!

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

Would you be interested in project bags/pouches? I love project bags, and really need a couple of larger ones for my never ending blankets.......

And to go along with the previous knitting question...
Are you allergic to any fiber or do you know what kind of yarn you prefer? (merino, merino cashmere, merino cashmere silk, 100% silk, 100% cashmere, merino nylon, BFL, BFL silk, etc. Or do you like acrylic?) All of the above. I especially adore angora yarn, but it's spendy and hard to find. I love silk, cashmere, alpaca. I don't like mohair. All kinds of wool are fine. I love knitting with cotton. Acrylic is okay if it's really soft.....there's a couple I like and I will find them and post them here if needed. I also bead my knitting, and can use 6/0 beads, preferably Japanese brands (they are the best) and I really like ones that glimmer, glitter and shine.....

What are you interested in from the recent BPAL and BPTP updates? (Lilith, Lunacy, etc.) I'll get back to this one.....

Would you like hibiscus seeds? Yes!!




SW Fall 2017 Part #1


Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com/ - the vanilla bean scrub bar tickles my fancy, as does the bearwalker beer soap

What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from? I love pretty much all of them, but please no spiders. One of my husbands early gifts to me is a sweet Frankenstein waving and holding a candy bag, and I'm partial to those. I also like the bats, spooky trees, birds.....


I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would want? I would adore a well made fabric fan, to use and not display. All wood or wood and cloth! Also, I collect the Starbucks mugs that are specific to cities, and I'd love a cell phone charm as I had one from a previous SW round that I adored, and it finally died....something cute, kawaii, sparkly......

How do you feel about nail wraps? I'm actually starting to really like them!!!

if you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)?
- would you use knitted washcloths? a scarf? Are you allergic or sensitive to any fibers? Oh, I love hand knits!! Thick chunky socks, a long drapy cowl, scarf, washclothes.....as long as the fiber is SOFT, it's fine. Please no 100% acrylic as my skin can't handle it, but a blend is fine

If you could be ANY character from a film, TV show or book, who would it be and why? Need to think on this one.....

If you could hop into a time machine and travel anywhere/anytime, where would it be and why? And, I also need to think on this one

If you could invite 3 famous people to a BPAL meet and sniff, who would invite? Um....Dita Von Teese, Marilyn Monroe, and someone else fun and flirty! What a great time we would all have, right?

Do you like and/or want anything from Elements and Artifacts? You can be vague like "yes" or "no" or name specific past pieces you coveted or current ones you love, whatever works best. Oh, how I adore Alicia's creations. They are on my faves list on Etsy

Would you like something hand sewn by your Witch? A dress, shirt, skirt, infinity scarf, something else? Absolutely!!! If my witch would like to make me something, we can discuss via email further! I love homemade things!!

Anyone want any kind of costuming accessories or makeup or odds and ends? It's an odd request....but I used to use an eyelash tint - not a mascara. Clinique makes one that I haven't tried. I found Tarte's Tarteist lash paint and love it! I also like It Cosmetics tightlining black primer; it's the bomb for all those little lashes!! I don't really need any other makeup, the stash from my active days is still pretty full and I don't really wear a lot of makeup. Oh! Chanel discontinued their original Glossimers. The new formula is called Rouge Coco Gloss - Moisturizing Glossimer. It's not the same. I like the original. Any color. If you can get your hands on any without spending a fortune, that would totally rock! Testers are fine as well!!! ANY COLOR. I wear these night and day, truly. I'd also love a fun empty cushion foundation case. Mine is a blah white. I know there were really cool Disney ones, and Wonder Woman ones, that I missed.
Oh! I'm taking an adult Ballet Barre class through May.....I'm wearing leggings and baggy tees. Some cool ballet tees would be awesome, I like a junior relaxed 2X or women's XL. A tulle skirt would be fun too, though I'm thick around the middle so I would need it to be pretty large in girth.


Are there any hobbies or crafts you've been thinking of trying, but haven't had the chance yet? Nope. Sticking to my knitting, reading, baking and cooking

Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, what purpose would you want it to be for? I'm not sure? You are absolutely welcome to stalk me and see if you find something you could work with

Do you like poetry? Yes. My absolute favorite is Merrit Malloy, and I don't have any of her works, and would love them.

Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints? Yes to all, though I don't have any repaints. I'd be worried they might get banged up around here. I do have some Funko's on my Amazon list though!

Would you enjoy any designer/specialty yarn for your own craftyness? Yes. You can check with Miss Twilight, Dixiehellcat, and Skyelric as they can point you to yarn I adore, both costly and affordable ranges

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

Please provide wishes from the last two updates? Please note, even an 1/2 imp or imp would be much loved!!
--from the Lilith's; The Goddess of Mischief and especially Valuable, Powerful, Deserving
--from the Dog Days - Granite and Papow
--Lunacy - Long Night Moon


Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive? (http://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/)
--oooohhh....here we go.
--Wax Melts --> Cordwainer, Warm Gingerbread, Bell Book and Candle, Dark Carnival, Sylph
--Whipped soap in Sparklebox, Om

Are there any UK things you'd like to get? I like Liberty Fabrics, especially the Tana Lawn; Thorton's Alpine Bars are one of my very favorite candy bars. Can't think of anything else off the top of my head?

Are you into podcasts? If so, what are your favorites? Would you like any merch related to any of them? No, sorry

Would you like something from Nui Cobalt Designs (https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/)?
--her Blackthorn HooDoo blend tea in Sun Bright sounds yum
--Health Enchanted candle, any size, and number of them would be awesome

Or maybe some of Christina's lovely Halloween candles at Sihaya & Co. (https://www.sihayaan...lection-candles)?
--Sisterhood of the Moon!!

ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like MEGA or one of their amazing chromes? http://www.ilnp.com/
--I have a ton of polishes, but boy did I fall head over heals for Ava! I really like Pink Mimosa too!!


Do you enjoy stationery? I'm thinking cute/quality notebooks, washi tape, stickers, fun pens etc. Yes, and my Etsy should have some great examples of what I like!!

Are you interested in anything from Cocoa Pink?
--I adore Glissade in Black Marshmallow, it's a holy grail for me.   - Or Haus of Gloi?
--Not right now....

Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath?
--yes please!

Have you seen this: https://www.bustle.c...llection-80733? (Lush Halloween collection.) And what would you like?
--I'm going to pass on Lush, I've been much more into the etailers right now


Are you interested in anything from the Moonalisa Halloween update?
--No, I still have a ton of her stuff that I like and use.....

What are your coffee and/or tea preferences?
- Coffee: whole beans or ground? Whole beans, or keurig cups
- Flavor and roast preferences? medium roast, no flavor, or medium roast, chocolate or chocolate/cinnamon or chocolate peppermint flavors   - Tea: black, green, herbal, flavors? Pretty much open to all, really love chais and blood orange blends right now
- Loose leaf or tea bags? Either is fine, I'm covered
- Anything specific you don't like? I can't stand anise, licorace or bergamot oil in any amount
- Are you in need of any gadgetry? I can always use a nice tea cozy!


How would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures?
- would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around?
I have very few bottles and imps, and they are pretty happy where they are. A small wood box for my bedside table for my nail oil, a place for my rings and lip gloss would be awesome though!

Who is into K-Beauty (Korean beauty products like sheet masks) I'm just getting into this, and have a ton right now, so I'm probably pretty good???
- What are your faves if you are?
- If you aren't would you like to try something?

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


What are your feelings about Scooby Doo? I love Scooby Doo and the gang!

How do you feel about indie makeup (read: loose eyeshadow, blush, highlighter)? I'm pretty well covered here

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


Would you like one of the Halloween Teeturtle shirts?

Yes please, I wear a women's relaxed 2X




SW Fall 2017 Part #2


It seems like there's a question about socks on the questionnaire, but I don't think it got down to this level: Do you wear them? Any particular style (crew length, knee high, anklet, boot, etc.) or fiber (wool, cotton, bamboo anything but wool, etc.) preference?
--I adore socks. I mostly wear anklets, but love crews as well. I can't wear any with a high percentage of nylon or poly, they don't play nice with my skin. My most favorite socks currently are thick cushy angora bed socks. You may want to note that I wear a Youth (or Big Kid) 4 shoe. Adult socks are mostly too big on me.

Would you be open to previously-loved books?

What about partial-full bottles of BPAL or BPTP
--Again, yes!! Especially since my skin chemistry is so wonky.....I like getting little testers or almost empty bottles!

So what are your favorite fandoms?
--Anything by Joss Whedon; Orphan Black; Star Wars; Firefly/Serenity; Penny Dreadful


I'm in France at the moment, is there anything here you might like? I'm in Provence, the land of lavender, so if you like that flower in particular just say so!
--I adore lavender! Bring it!! Also, Mariage Freres tea, in Butterscotch. Even just a two cup sample would be awesome

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

World my Witchee be interested in a Tarot or Astrology reading done personally?
--I'm good here.....

Does my Witchee need any magical supplies?
--No, but thank you so much!!

Would you be interested in any of the seasonal (or regular) soaps from Cellar Door Soap (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com)?
--Bad Blood; Oatmeal Milk and Honey; Once Bitten


Favorite gemstones?
--golden topaz; opals, all shades (and I love the new manmade ones!!); rich deep red garnets; iolite; hematite

If you enjoy jewelry do you like discrete and elegant, flashy and gaudy, small and light, or large and chunky?
--all of the above? I have some that fits all the categories, and wear them all. Just depends on the outfit and where I'm going!

Any love of pirates or SCA?
--Pirates. Argh!!

Is there anything you would like from Disney World?
--I would love a tea cup and saucer, or a fleece throw!!

Are you a Potterhead? If so, to which house do you belong?
--yes, but I can't remember and haven't been keeping up.....

How do you feel about chokers?
--Love them as long as there's a little room there. If it's too tight, I'll cough and choke.


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

Do you live near a Trader Joe's? If not, are you interested in trying any of the numerous Pumpkin goodies they come out with this time every year?
--No, I'm too far from a TJ's. I'm not a huge pumpkin fan, but love ciders and spices and choc covered nutty bites......and......

Do you like to cook and/or bake? Could you use any specific ingredients (spices, oils, salts, extracts, etc.) or kitchen utensils/gadgets?
--I'm a decent cook, and a great baker! I can always use spice mixes, good vanilla, good cocoa or choc chips

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

What is 1 thing you would love to see in your final box? Can be ANYTHING - your choice.
--a note telling me who you are!   Who would love some USPS eclipse stamps?
--Me please!


Do any of you potential Witchees have any kitties, puppers, or youngling humans you want spoiled in your packages? What treats or toys do they like?
--Just my lovely Ducati; dog cookies or biscuits, preferable not mass produced; antler chews; bully sticks; braided fleece tug toys

Is there any interest in any of the fragrance oils from the Nocturne Alchemy Weenies update?
--Peter sounds interesting; Hokus; Vampire Vanilla Bat

Is there anything you want from the trading post (or trading post etsy) that is available to order right now? (Fatherhood, Puppers, normal GC things) I'd love Wednesday's Child is full of woe, Granite, PaPow. If TKO room spray shows up, I'd love that.


Are you a gamer? If so, what games are you currently playing and is there any merch for that game you'd love to have?-
If you are a gamer do you have a steam/gamestop/amazon wishlist?
--Sorry, not really a gamer!!

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

Like beer? What styles most appeal to you?

Like booze? What kinds?
--Chambord, creme de cacoa, any of the Godiva liquors, good vodkas and Bombay Sapphire gin. I'd really love a taste tester of Dubonnet

Like Wine? What kinds?
--Yes, but I'm picky. I love ice wine. I love peach wine. If it's so sweet that it may turn your stomach to taste it, that's my kind of wine.

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

For those who watch certain movies every year for Halloween, what are those movies, whether horror or not? Any favorite horror movies that aren't necessarily on the annual-viewing list? How do you feel about fan-made merch for these movies?
--My favorite is Rocky Horror....and I'd love stuff inspired by it! My daughter loves Hocus Pocus, and would be head over heels delighted with something inspired by that movie. Lastly, my husband is a HUGE Jaws fan.




SW Fall 2017 Part #3

Misc thoughts - Lush has a couple of new products that interested me; the Black Rose lip tint, the Bunny Moon jelly face mask and Get to the Roots hot oil hair treatment
For the TeeTurtle Halloween shirts, I like: Dia De Los Foxes, Resting Witch Face, and This Is My Happy Face. I also like the Haunted Socks,
I would squeel over a fine tipped black Sharpie, and actually need regular Sharpies in dark colors.

I really want to try Pumpkin Spiced Snake Oil, as well as the new 13. As always, even a tester imp is enough to start!!

David's Teas have a mug with stacked sheep on it that I am lemming big time.....so damn cute!

Still craving really good chocolate fudge


Anyone like/want calendars or dayplanners?
--I have my Erin Condren here for 2018, but I would love a wall calendar; Pinups for Pitbulls is my most wanted, followed by Nene Thomas, Amy Brown or Michael Whelan
If you like stationery, do you like plain, colors, images, or specific DON'T LIKES?
--I like note cards and envelopes best, next up would be paper that I can use fountain pens on without bleeding through; colors, prints, images, pretty much anything but spiders is cool with me!
What about general desk stuff like cool colored paperclips and post it pads?
--Yes please!

Would anyone be interested in having any of Abigail Larson's artwork (either as a print or on something, like a pillow, blanket, or t-shirt)? https://society6.com/abigaillarson
--I love the Halloween Wallpaper, pillow or blanket. I can look some more later


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

Do you like this beautiful art, and she makes stickers and prints...SOOOO gorgeous: https://www.shannatr...om/paperprints/
--her work is beautiful, but not really my cup of tea. Thanks though!

Favorite animals or wild creatures or mythological creatures?
Horses, unicorns, griffens; I also adore my pit bull

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

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

Is anyone here into zero waste, plastic free living, urban homesteading, or any simplicity/minimalism-esque lifestyles? If so, could you use any tools or equipment?
--Any of the items here would be used and appreciated at my house!


Are you interested in anything from Bath & Bodyworks? Which products and scents do you like? www.bathandbodyworks.com/
--I love their hand bacs; they use to have a one minute manicure which I adored; cocoshea honey body scrub; any of the foaming hand soaps, in any flavor; I can use some wallflowers refills, scents I like are Leaves, Marshmallow Fireside, Cranberry Woods, Vanilla. Candles in those scents would rock as well, any size.

I am possibly going to a crystal / gem show tomorrow. I can't afford expensive gem stones, but...
What kind of crystals would you like?
--None that I can think of?

Pumpkin or Zucchini bread?
--Yes please!

What kind of homemade cookies are your favorite?
--Oatmeal chocolate chip, with or without walnuts. Yum.

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

Interested in trying some of our rose petal (rose petals, sugar, everclear) or lavender vanilla bean (lavender, vanilla bean, vodka) liqueur?
--I have, but boy are they good!

Want some honey from the bees on our property?

Would you like some homemade jam? I have blackberry, rose petal, strawberry rhubarb, peach, and cherry.
--Peach or strawberry rhubarb sounds amazing!

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

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

Do you need any kind of dice bag, tote, project bag, cosmetic bag, pencil bag, or whatever? I have lots of bag patterns and fabric. We make bags under the name Twinkle N Twilight.
Or how about a couple of pillowcases?
--I adore everything I have from these guys, and wouldn't say no! Twi knows what I like, you can ask her.....


Would my witchee like this to warm up the fall coffee cup?? https://www.truelemo...gory-s/1871.htm
--Yes please!

do you like to take baths? if so, do you like oils, salts, things that fizz, all of the above, none of the above?
--I do, but don't have a tub that I can soak in right now.....

What style/make/etc of phone do you have? What about size of tablet? Laptop? Would you like decals, skins, or cases for any of these?
--Apple Iphone 7 (in an otter case though.....but I need a new Iring!) Nook HD+ Tablet measurements are: 240.3 x 162.8 x 11.5 mm and I have a Toshiba laptop, but I have stickers on my lappy. A skin or a heavy duty cover for my Nook would be totally awesome!!


See's Candy. My absolute favorite. They have special Halloween candy..any of these pique your interest?? Cinnamon Apple Scotch Mallows, Pumpkin spice truffles, pumpkinspice lollypops, caramel apple lollypops, or any other of their chocolates, etc?
--I adore their Toffee-ettes; others that sound good are: Milk Pecan Buds, the Caramel Apple Scotch Mallows, and Milk Bordeaux

Are any witchees into coloring books?
--Yes, and I have a lot of them, but markers would be awesome!!

Witchees, is there anything that catches your eye at Animi Causa (https://www.animicausa.com/shop/)?
--Yep! Tipsy Bottle Stacker, Brain Drain Sponge holder, Chill Bill

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


Do you like Broadway shows/music? If so what are some of your favorites and/or ones that you hope to see or listen to eventually? Would you like merch from your favorite shows or CDs from shows you want to listen to?
--Yes, and pretty much anything goes!!

I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm there?
--I like the sound of Apple III - the apple and champagne one! Also, any free books you can grab would be awesome as I'm not going this year!!

I'm going to Edmonton Expo this weekend (It's Edmonton's version of comic con). Would a witchee like anything from there?
--Free books? Bookmarks? Any fun things??

Anything catch your eye from this site (globalgirlfriend.com)?
--yes, there's a lot there I like. If you need me to answer this more completely, have the mods poke me please?

Do you have any favorite, lesser-known stores? Especially ones that sell hand-crafted or independently made items.
--None that I can think of......

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

Are you interested in anything from Think Geek? http://www.thinkgeek.com
--so much!! I have some stuff on my Amazon list. Again, let me know if you need more specific info, by having a mod poke me!!

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

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

If you could decorate your house (or one room) in any one theme, what would it be? Your answer can be as simple ("Star Wars" or "Baroque" or "Modern"), or complicated or a combination (e.g. Victorian Gothic) as you feel best fits.
--Um.....I don't have a name for it, but it's kinda how we've decorated....lots of wrought iron, pewter wizard figures, dragons and griffins...

Aprons: Do you wear them, do you want one? Utility, decorative, cooking or crafting?
--Occasionally, and sure, for cooking!

BTW, would my witchee be interested in something like this? (photo of black and white striped knitted doll)
--yes, that's adorbs!




SW Fall 2017 Part #4


would any witchees be interested in NASA swag? I'm now super-close to Marshall Space Flight Center and will be visiting the space center with my kiddo pretty regularly. If so, what would you like? Clothes, a mug, magnets, a plush Snoopy wearing a flight suit?
--Flight stuff might be fun! No mugs please, unless it's a Starbucks mug. We are trying to keep the hoard down. Magnets or a plushie would be great!  
does anybody like anything from Solstice Scents? I LOVE their Jack and the Devil. http://www.solsticescents.com/
--I like Nightgown and Vanilla Estate; I'd like to try Black Leather, Red Lace, Manor, Winter Dove and Quiet Night


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

--Not really. The newest 13 and Pumpkin Spice Snake Oil intrigue me more....


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

--yes, surprise me! I love honey, and candles, but I can't eat hot sauces anymore....

Smolder Cosmetics? Nothing called to me there.....
Strobe cosmetics! Um, yes!! Rhaegal (green gold eyeshadow) and Sanctuary (Forest green gold eyeshadow) both look amazing, as does Sea of Ghosts

Hello Kitty? While I admire the whole line, I'm really not into it. I'm more of a Totoro type girl

Farmers Market? I love local honeys, beewax candles, and I'm always looking for a set of 4 bayberry candles to burn at Christmas, it's a family thing. I like BBQ sauces, with a little heat, but sadly no hot sauces. My poor messed up internals can't really handle heat anymore....

Twi's dried apples? Yes
Greenwoodtree's Fudge? Yes, regular chocolate, plain or with walnuts

Haus of Gloi? I wouldn't say no to their tiny little sample sizes of soft bubbling scrub and/or lotions; scents like Spider's Silk, Apocathary, and Cozy Sweater.


Would you like anything from the Haus of Gloi Fall Part II update? https://www.hausofgl...ween-scent-list


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


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

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

What are some things you do NOT want to receive?

is there anything from here that you might be interested in getting a print (or pillow/make-up case/etc) of?

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

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



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