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My Fall 2016 Switch Witch answers

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10/19/16

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

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

10/18/16

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

10/16/16

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

10/11/16

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

10/10/16

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

10/8/16

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

10/4/16

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

10/3/15

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

10/1/16

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

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

9/28/16

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

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

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

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

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

9/25/16

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

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

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



9/24/16

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

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

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

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

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

9/23/16

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

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

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

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


9/22/16

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

9/21/16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


9/20/16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9/19/16

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

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


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


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

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

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

9/18/16

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

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

9/17/16

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

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

9/16/16

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

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

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


9/15/16

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

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

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

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

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

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

Salt or no?
yes yes yes

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

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

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

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

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

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

9/14/16:

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

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

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



BPAL stuffs:

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

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

Would you like hibiscus seeds?
yes!



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