Note to my witch: I'm also doing the 13 Nights swap, and some of these have come up. I'm gonna copy and paste. Also, there's a lot more info in that blog entry - and the ones from prior years!
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.asp suit your fancy in particular (honey or otherwise since they have other products?) Hand cream, lip balm, and maybe a flavored honey that'd be good in tea or cocktails? Somewhere in one of these questionnaires I described a drink I had with lavender-infused honey and vodka that was fantastic!
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....mation/artisans Oh my! Thats a LOT of links! I am guessing there are quite a few things that would interest me, Witch, but I am sorry to say I don't have time to click into all of those right now and still get you my answers right now (though it'd be fun to explore later!). I think I've been fairly detailed in some other questionnaires. If you get a sense of "me" from that, and you see something you think I'd like, you're probably right!
The second part of the Haus of Gloi update is live tomorrow (the 25th)- is there anything you're interested in? I have tried some things and while I love the aesthetic and the customer service, I don't think their bases and my skin are a good match.
I'm going to the NY Renaissance Faire tomorrow- anything you'd like me to look for? I like idea of Renn Faire and have enjoyed some in my life, though years back. Can't think of anything specific, but I've given lots of preferences in the SW ?aire this year and all my prior entries.
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? Hmm...I am uneducated here. I like the aesthetics of "witchy" stuff, but I have no knowledge and therefore it may be lame for me to use them? I could learn? I am curious.
Anyone hankering for Craftsy (http://www.craftsy.com) classes? Through tomorrow all classes are $20 or under. I missed this one, I think. However, I would be interested in learning some basic wood cutting skill so I could build small tables or, say, BPAL storage boxes.
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 enjoy strategy games and puzzles, but prefer them to be electronic. I use apple products, but there's a PC in the house.
Would you be interested in Kings Game by Lisa Millraney? I love the idea of supporting a fellow BPALer - sure.
Would you like any brown paper bags of "seconds" from Seattle Chocolates? Um, you had me at chocolate.
Elements & Artifacts has a fall/halloween collection up? Anything catch your eye? I like this viking pendant in blue/water and these earrings.
And speaking of shops from BPAL folks, any favorites in the stores on the SW Stalking and Services Spreadsheet Lots of things there are interesting. Surprise me!
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? So, I *want* to be a person who has a place to wear something like this. But, instead, I am mostly at home and at the (conservative) hospital where I work. I worry that it'd be so beautiful but I'd have nowhere to wear it.
Do you have an Etsy wish list, and if so, what's your user name there? Oh! I'm EML298 on etsy. Not recently updated, but you can get ideas/themes for sure!
Tokyo Milk? Yea or Nay? Love the aesthetic, didn't have the best luck with using them.
would you like notebooks or journals? Utilitarian or fancy? Lined or blank? Tell me of your stationery lustings. Hmmm...I used to love them, but now I tend to do digital stuffs. I *do* enjoy fun pens, and have to write a lot at work (notes that get shredded once I enter documentation in medical record, but the pens make me happy while doing it and sometimes start conversations that feel safe with new patients).
If you are ok with knitted things, what colors do you like? Black, white, blue, gray - primary for me. Purples and greens are also allowed.
If striping, what two (or more) colors together? Black and white? Black and blue?
If you want yarn, what colors do you want? Beautiful yarn would be wasted on me. I have no yarn skill. I'm sure my cats would like to play with some leftovers? Their favorite toys are wool balls.
--- A color palette would be lovely if you use Pinterest. Or just want to post palette photos in your blog. I'm Elizabeth Lat on pinterest, and I do have some home decor type things there.
Are you interested in fabric? Again, what colors, what themes, etc. See above. Fabric made into something? Great. Not so? Not so much.
What are your tea and/or coffee preferences? Loose leaf / whole bean or bagged / ground? Do you have a favorite type? Flavor? Retailer? I know this may be irritating, but I have answered this question in detail multiple times in other questionnaires on my blog. tl:dr; = bring on the coffee (caff or decaf) and (predominantly decaf/herbal) tea.
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? Probably original art. I have several paintings I treasure from BPALers (swaps). I have seen some gorgeous, goth-y crocheted (or knitted, do I even know the difference) items by TwilightEyes and others. I have culled my BPAL collection down so much (350-400 bottles) down to about 50-55 now, and I dream of a beautiful wooden box to put them in with round holes to hold each bottle in place (so they don't all slide around when I take one out), but have no idea where to find such a thing.
What are your favorite fandoms, if any? Buffy + Angel predominantly. I love Charmed, X-Files, and Twin Peaks, but never ventured outside only watching the shows.
Skincare- do you use a particular routine? What products would you absolutely not use? Would not use products tested on animals or overly floral fragranced items. Do use LUSH Full of Grace serum + Celestial daily. I need HIGH octane moisture x 1million in a serum and a moisturizer for my face. I'm flexible with cleansers. Would be open to other products if they fit the above characteristic.
Bath/shower products? Yes. (?) I use LUSH gels (mostly The Olive Branch + Blue Skies. I've used Hot Toddy, and recently gotten but not opened Snowcake and Sonic Death Monkey (the latter of which I diabolically love and has been discontinued). I use a Foreo Luna Mini to clean my face, and a poof to scrub with.
BPTP products? Pre-owned okay? Yep. Yep.
Essential oils and aromatherapy oils- yay, or nay? Yes to essential. Very picky about blends made from fragrance (other than BPAL) that are NOT essential oil blends. Not so picky with anything essential oil.
Favorite animal? Unicorn? Narwhal? Horse? I want a golden retriever, and have a Sphynx and a Lykoi. I like them a lot!
Twilight Alchemy Lab oils? Curious. Uninformed. Don't do rituals, but am curious and intrigued by the mindfulness aspect.
Authors - Jennifer Estep, Faith Hunter. Heard of them? Love them, hate them, or eh?
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??
Candles or wax melts/wax tarts?
Speaking of snarky, who's a fan of The Mincing Mockingbird? Cute! I wasn't familiar with this, but I DO like snark!
Do you decorate for Halloween all year? If not, what level of decor do you have for Halloween? We do have some pieces *meant* for Halloween that are out all year (i.e. skulls). We have additional things we put up for Halloween only - I'd say we do mild to moderate amounts, and more gothic in nature than kitschy.
Indoor/outdoor Halloween decorations? What do you do, and what would you prefer to receive? We have no yard as we are renting an apartment currently, so indoor only.
What's your preferred Halloween decor style: classic/traditional (skulls, pumpkins, bats), kitchsy/cute, retro, elegant/Victorian, horror/macabre? I suppose classic! Skulls and bats for the win!
What's your candy preference? I don't love jelly inside of things, and I am not a fan of all.nuts.all.the.time, but I do enjoy peanut butter flavored/filled things, almonds, and most chocolate delights. I like sweet/sour things and I do like candy corn at this one time of year. I think I'm pretty flexible with candy!
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? Cute, but not for me.
Who here is a Raging All THINGS HARRY POTTER fan? I love the aesthetic of Harry Potter, but I have only seen two of the movies and not read the books yet. So, I *like* related stuff, but I'm not informed about it?
Do you like things with Pumpkin (or Pumpkin Spice?) Yes.
Is there anything you would like to get from Japan? I'm sure there is, but I don't know what. I've seen cute stationery, but I don't write letters. So, pens? Teach me!
Would you object to re-using of clean mailing materials? I encourage it, and do this myself!
Is there anything you'd particularly like to get from the UK? Probably? But I don't know what. If it fits with the preferences I've entered, I will love anything you choose!
Socks/sockdreams/etc: From 13Nights answer: Oh! Space Dyed Terry Shorties - these are the BEST socks I've found for some warmth, fitting in my shoes, and being friendly to plus sized ankles. LOVELOVELOVE. And I have but the one pair. I would love more (in cool colors, black). I am open to any socks that aren't mean to my ankles.
Anyone a nail polish fan? What colored interest you? Yes, but I have a lot. I prefer cool tones, generally dark blue or black. However, I am interested in that neutral - what is it? Hail Satin or something like that from the Post.
How do you feel about knitted stuff?
Sure! I love the texture, and I've seen several amazing examples knitted by BPALers. I live in Maine, so scarves, gloves, socks, or basically anything for warmth would be welcome. Second answer (related question about yarn): I like things made of yarn, especially since I cannot make them myself. That said, I have a pretty particular aesthetic (more modern than tradiional/country). I have seen many gothic pieces on Facebook and in threads like these from BPALers who do art that I covet. With scarves, etc., the longer the better for me. I like chunky, cuddly stuff.
What types of things do you like to wear?
Comfortable with an edge, mostly black and white with some blue.
I'm into beer. How 'bout you? No!
And booze? Yes, mostly clear ones. Vodka is my fave when I drink (which isn't that often), but I do enjoy other liquors for special kinds of drinks.
How do you feel about caramel? Very, very good.
Salt or no? Either!
With chocolate or without? Both/either. I do not love it with fruity, goopy stuffs.
Would you be interested in home made food items?
- garlic dill pickles - I'm not sure I'd be into this, though it sounds curious.
- blackberry jam - I like jam, but I don't love a lot of seeds in my jam.
- dried honey crisp apples - NOM!
- applesauce (with or without red hots) - I like apples in all forms. Never had with red hots.
- elderberry syrup (with honey and apple cider vinegar - great for immune boosting) - Not sure about this.
- honey from our bees - I like honey. Someone recently put lavender-infused honey in a cocktail, and it was brilliant.
- rose petal liquor (made with our own rose petals and everclear but diluted down a bit so it doesn't knock you over) - This sounds interesting - kinda like the lavender-infused liquor in the drink with the lavender-honey I just mentioned!
- baked goods of your choice, what do you like or dislike? (Pasted from 13Nights) Yes! No allergies, and I'm not the world's biggest fan of nuts, though I occasionally enjoy them in baked goods if they are not overly generous in the present. I do enjoy almonds. I like moist as opposed to dry baked goods (i.e. sticky as opposed to cakelike brownies). I like cookies. I probably like much that you might bake.
Would you be interested in project bags/pouches? I usually make flat bottom round pouches with a pocket inside and a drawstring. Possibility of embroidery if we still have the huge commercial machine. - Hmmm...not sure.
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?) Oh! I covered this above - no allergies! I like non-itchy fibers. I like to be able to machine-wash things due to dust allergies.
Would you want a quilted pot holder? Sure - so long as it leans modern or gothy-y (think Nightmare Before Christmas) in nature as opposed to traditional/country. I'd love it!
Do you have any prefered flavour of shortbread? Oh! I've only ever had butter, I guess.
What are you interested in from the recent BPAL and BPTP updates? (Lilith, Lunacy, etc.)
(from 13Nights) Oh good grief. So much. I have worked hard to minimize (are you tired of hearing reading this from me yet?), but this update looks good.
BPAL ~ Motherhood
Want to sniff but pretty sure it'd be more the experience than for wearing:
Baby's First Krampuslauf
Dinnertime at the Diviner's Hut
Lilith and Sekhmet
My Little Grotesque
The Devil Will Find Work for Idle Hands
The Wolf and the Rattlesnake?
Think I might love it:
Good Morning, London
Reapers Gonna Reap
BPTP ~ Fatherhood
Want to sniff but pretty sure it'd be more the experience than for wearing:
Goofin' at Stonehenge
The Great London Spaghetti Hunt
Think I might love it:
Lilith's hair gloss
Guessing I'll need 11billion bottles
Would you like hibiscus seeds? I have horrible light in the few windows in this apartment in Maine. Thus, while I generally would love them, I may not be able to provide the best environment *unless* they don't need a ton of light.
Off-color needlepoint? I don't know what off-color means. I have seen a few cool needlepoints, and if you can make a not-country one, so be it! ETA: so, post-anesthesia brain has worn off. Yes - bring on the inappropriate humor!