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The Unquiet Grave
The dead can hear and dead have sight
The Dead Lips That Thirst to Kiss
Now That They Rise and Walk in the Cold
To Kindle a Flame in Our Frozen Veins
This Wan White Humming Hive
They Lie Thus Chambered and Cold to the Moon
A Kneeling Child Watching a Ghost, Devil, and Puppet Making Mayhem in a Room
The Ghost of a Woman Confronts Her Murderer on a Stormy Night
The Haunted Beach
Elements & Artifacts has a fall/halloween collection up? Anything catch your eye? The Vampire Queen bat necklace is adorable! I also like the Queen Mab and the Sugar Skull necklaces.
And speaking of shops from BPAL folks, any favorites in the stores on the SW Stalking and Services Spreadsheet? From cyrenemyst, I do like the Gears Under Glass and Inner Works. From WunderWolfDesigns, I like both the spiderweb necklaces. I'd also love anything from Disney World that deals with Maleficent or Ursula, especially enamel pins, XL shirts, or ankle socks!
The second part of the Haus of Gloi update is live tomorrow (the 25th)- is there anything you're interested in? Spider Silk! I'd be interested in Burnishing Amber and Sleepy Time.
I'm going to the NY Renaissance Faire tomorrow- anything you'd like me to look for? I'd love a pedant or necklace with some kind of fairy glow element, if they have it.
Would you be interested in Kings Game by Lisa Millraney? Not sure.
Would you like any brown paper bags of "seconds" from Seattle Chocolates? Almond Roca, yum!
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? Sure, medium brown and purple; medium brown and cobalt and black. Double or pony would be great. I like long, would love yarn. Wire might be cool.
Do you have an Etsy wish list, and if so, what's your user name there? Yes, it's linked in my signature. I think I'm mymymai there.
Tokyo Milk? Yea or Nay? Yes, but I'm picky. I love the Dark Lip Elixirs.
Would you like notebooks or journals? Utilitarian or fancy? Lined or blank? Tell me of your stationery lustings. Snarky or spooky greeting cards, perhaps, as far as stationary. Otherwise, I'm horrible at journal writing and rarely write letters other than cards.
If you are ok with knitted things, what colors do you like? Yes! Black, Teal, Cobalt, Purple, Oxblood, Silver.
If striping, what two (or more) colors together? Black and white all the way.
If you want yarn, what colors do you want? No, I need to go through my current stash.
--- A color palette would be lovely if you use Pinterest. Or just want to post palette photos in your blog. Teal, Black, White
Are you interested in fabric? Again, what colors, what themes, etc. Yes! All the Halloween, esp. Nightmare or Baroque skull / bat designs. Frankly, anything batty would be perfect. I generally like cottons, but would take fleece (esp. Dr. Who fleece) to make blankets.
Tea/Coffee: My preference is tea all the way, especially David's tea (Earl's Garden, Cream of Earl grey, Buddha's Blend) and East Indian Tea Company (Milk Oolong). Loose leaf all the way. I don't like coffee at all.
Handmade: I would love some original art (crows, Cthulhu, Halloween scenes) or something sewn using Halloween fabrics like a makeup pouch or something along those lines.
Fandoms: Penny Dreadful, The Last Unicorn, Beetlejuice, Dr. Who, Star Trek (Next Gen), Otto and Victoria, Sanrio, Echo Chernik. Edited: I forgot to add 1980s MLA, Thundercats, Neil Gaiman, Lenore, EA Poe, Elvira, Cthulhu (of course), RuPaul's Drag Race, Labyrinth, David Bowie.
Skincare- do you use a particular routine? What products would you absolutely not use? Moisturizer or masks unless they are from Lush, Eminence, those cutesy Japanese designed masks in pouches, or anything from Fresh. My skin is really sensitive if anything is left on it for any duration.
Bath/shower products? Sure, but sulfate and paraben-free, please.
BPTP products? Pre-owned okay? Sure.
Essential oils and aromatherapy oils- yay, or nay? No.
Favorite animal? Cat - my future self if I become reincarnated after a self-less life. Ah, who am I kidding, if I come back, it will be as a hamster.
Twilight Alchemy Lab oils? Sure!
Authors - Jennifer Estep, Faith Hunter. Heard of them? Love them, hate them, or eh? I haven't, but I'd be interested.
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?? Mohair is my allergy. I'd be pleased with knitted things, especially gothy shawls in black, cobalt, or oxblood. Home color scheme: teal, black, white.
Candles or wax melts/wax tarts? Only the Voluspa. I'm good on everything else.
Hibiscus seeds? Sure, but I'd also welcome veggie seeds.
Off-color needlepoint? Yes! I'd love a "Fort Asshole" sign to hang above our small kitty den.
What interests you from the latest (pre-Halloween) BPAL update? Outlaw for sure.
Like beer? What kind? Booze? Same question! My husband loves beer. Me? Not so much. I prefer sake or absinthe.
Knitted items? Type? I'd love gothy knitted items, like a skull patterned shrug or black lace-looking gloves.
Are you allergic to any fiber or do you know what kind of yarn you prefer? I can't do angora, blue I love alpaca blends.
Caramel? With chocolate? Salted? Yes! I adore salted caramels and salted chocolates.
Would you want a quilted pot holder? No, we have plenty of pot holders.
Do you have any preferred flavor of shortbread? I don't really eat bread.
Would you be interested in project bags/pouches? I could use a pouch to hold sewing notions.
- garlic dill pickles Yes!
- blackberry jam Not really
- dried honey crisp apples Yes!
- applesauce (with or without red hots) Sure.
- elderberry syrup (with honey and apple cider vinegar - great for immune boosting) Yes!
- honey from our bees Yes!
- rose petal liquor (made with our own rose petals and everclear but diluted down a bit so it doesn't knock you over) Yes!
- baked goods of your choice, what do you like or dislike? I'm trying to stay away from traditional sweet baked breads as I'm trying to go low carb / no gluten. Almond flower or coconut bakes goods would be good.
Do you have any preferred flavor of shortbread? No thank you.
Is there anything you'd particularly like to get from the UK? Yes! Milk Oolong of fragrant Earl Greys. Socks from Cyberdog. Any unusual condiments that the US doesn't get.
Is there anything you would like to get from Japan? Anything! I love regional arts like temari, kokeshi, Edo Kiriko, Hakone-Yosegi-Zaiku marquetry, trinkets from shrines, incense from shrines (please, I'm almost out!), Japanese candies, matcha anything, and sour plum tea.
Would you object to re-using of clean mailing materials? Please do. I do as well.
Sock Dreams? I adore the store! I'd love the nordic stripe crew, alethea cashmere crew, amanita muscaria crew, bast striped over the knee, bioluminescent spores crew, or the deborah grey printed knee highs. Edited: Thank you for the gift card, my dear Witch. I ended up getting the Alethea Cashmere Crew!
Does anyone like fleece character hats? Like these? http://wonderlandonline.storenvy.com/collections/354444-anime-video-games/products/13089516-pusheen-like-fleece-hatWhatkinda characters would you like to see? I think I'd prefer the caplets. I don't wear traditional hats or beanies all too often.
Who here is a Raging All THINGS HARRY POTTER fan? I wouldn't say raging fan, but decent appreciation of. I have a few wands and some appropriate Slytherin apparel.
Do you like things with Pumpkin (or Pumpkin Spice?) Pumpkin spiced tea or chai is always a go. I like soap of that ilk, but not perfumes or home scents.
Do you decorate for Halloween all year? If not, what level of decor do you have for Halloween? Everyday is Halloween. We vamp it up outdoors for the holiday with grave stones, cobwebs, pumpkins lining the steps and eyeballs hanging from our trees. We have a year-round haunted house decal with an orange moon and gravestones that stays up year-round, as well as our small flock of zombie and skeleton lawn flamingos. Inside, we have a silvered decorative skull, some spooky images, stuffed ghostly or creature plushes (Cthulhu and the ilk), ravens feathers, Baroque skull dish towels, circus stripe comforter, and a few smatterings of spooky goodies indoors year-round. We usually add in our skeleton figures and a couple LED items inside, but the budget and time I have hasn't let me go as crazy as I'd like.
Indoor/outdoor Halloween decorations? What do you do, and what would you prefer to receive? Both would be most welcome. Pink yard flamingos I can modify to join my spooky year-round flock will earn you lots and lots of bonus points. Those flocked velvet candelabra at Michael's and silvered pumpkins and JoAnns are calling my name, but I've sworn to be good. I'd love stuff like this, this, this, this, and/or this.
What's your preferred Halloween decor style: classic/traditional (skulls, pumpkins, bats), kitchsy/cute, retro, elegant/Victorian, horror/macabre? I'd say elegant Victorian.
What's your candy preference? Super dark chocolates (75%+), caramels, candy corn in small quantities, cinnamon bears, red hots, licorice anything.
Speaking of snarky, who's a fan of The Mincing Mockingbird? I hadn't heard of it before, but interested.
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