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Switch Witch 2017



I'm so excited to join another Switch Witch, and happy to see so many folks I have swapped with in the past playing along! It's a week of high activity here so I'll be slowly catching up with all the questions that have been asked already. Yippee!!!!!!!

Sock Dreams (and if this interests you at all, I'm a size 8 sock now)

Would you like one of the Halloween Teeturtle shirts? Nah just a wee bit too cutesy for my tastes. I like a little more edge

I drink this stuff almost everyday would anyone else be interested in trying it out? https://www.criobru.com/ OMGosh this looks cool!

How do you feel about indie makeup (read: loose eyeshadow, blush, highlighter)? honestly I wear so little makeup and even then so infrequently, it'd be lost on me

What are your feelings about Scooby Doo? Loved it as a kid, not really now

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... Houseplants and succulents! Lost themm all years ago in a move during a blizzard and for some reason am only now geting more. I enjoy the nurturing they require but also a small time constraint lol. I even have a living cactus necklace :)

Who is into K-Beauty (Korean beauty products like sheet masks)
- What are your faves if you are?
- If you aren't would you like to try something? Never had any but sheet masks sound interesting. I'm always open to trying new beauty products. Recently I've heard of bamboo salt soap bars and wanna try one. Any mask used to clean out your pores is great in my book

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 actually have one for my BPAL already that I adore, from a previous swap. But I love small storage boxes in general so one for other stuff would be fun

What are your coffee and/or tea preferences?
- Coffee: whole beans or ground?
- Flavor and roast preferences?
- Tea: black, green, herbal, flavors?
- Loose leaf or tea bags?
I love tea and drink it all, loose, bags, black, green, herbal. I'm in love with muacatal darjaleeings but they are hard to find
- Anything specific you don't like? caramel notes
- Are you in need of any gadgetry? Nope but I'd probably like a cool infuser

Are you interested in anything from the Moonalisa Halloween update? All Hallow's Eve, Cedar & Patchouli, and Mabon all sound interesting but I would only like them in shower gels or shampoo, not perfume

Have you seen this: https://www.bustle.c...llection-80733? (Lush Halloween collection.) And what would you like? Nothing there really interests me

Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath? Absolutely!

Are you interested in anything from Cocoa Pink? Whipped cream or body butter is always great
- Or Haus of Gloi? Pumpkin Butter sounds devine

Do you enjoy stationery? I'm thinking cute/quality notebooks, washi tape, stickers, fun pens etc. I really don't write letters anymore but I do enjoy nice pens, and use washit tape for various projects

ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like MEGA or one of their amazing chromes? http://www.ilnp.com/ Sadly my nails are always wrecked from working retail and I almost never wear polish

Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive? (http://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/) the Whipped Soap looks cool!

Are there any UK things you'd like to get? Oddly enough, I'd love a few grocery store variety candy bars. I hear they are less waxy and not a sweet as the American ones. I would like to compare.

Are you into podcasts? If so, what are your favorites? Would you like any merch related to any of them? Nah I'm too lazy to follow any lol

Would you like something from Nui Cobalt Designs (https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/)? I don't think so.....I like her stuff but feel like I have similar things already or the stuff I like is too pricy lol

Or maybe some of Christina's lovely Halloween candles at Sihaya & Co. (https://www.sihayaan...lection-candles)? The Sisterhood of the Moon and the Ghosts of Ellicot City sounds nice

Are there any hobbies or crafts you've been thinking of trying, but haven't had the chance yet? Of course lol. I keep wanting to try some weaving, and I'm alwayas wanting to try new things. Still haven't done any shuttle tatting yet. But I do have supplies, it's just a matter of time.....

Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, what purpose would you want it to be for? That would be great, maybe for health or peace of mind?

Do you like poetry? Sometimes but I never feel like I really understand it fully LOL

Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints? Yup, especially dragons or owls

Would you enjoy any designer/specialty yarn for your own craftyness? Sure! Enough to knit a small project would be great

Would anyone like a donation made in their name to a cause or charity? Nah

Please provide wishes from the last two updates? Goddess of Mischief is the only thing that has interested me

I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would want? Some unique fabric or paper, or even candy I can't get here

How do you feel about nail wraps? They can be cute but I've never tried them

if you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)? Scarf or hand warmers would be most used, and I have a teal winter coat
- would you use knitted washcloths? a scarf? Are you allergic or sensitive to any fibers? Washcloths no, they just don't dry fast enough. I think I'm allergic to angora but tnothing else

If you could be ANY character from a film, TV show or book, who would it be and why? Captain Janeway, maybe? This is a hard question!!! LOL. Or one of hte Doctor's companions. Someone on an adventure, someone more gutsy than me at taking chances

If you could hop into a time machine and travel anywhere/anytime, where would it be and why? I'd love to visit the founders of the US at the time of the revolution. Such learned men at such a tulmutous time.....history has had its say but I'd love to know more about their emotional take on the great experiement they began.

If you could invite 3 famous people to a BPAL meet and sniff, who would invite? Is Beth famous enough?!? Because her for her scent knowledge alone would be cool. Viggo Mortensen because he speaks like a dozen languages and is rather artsy and learned, and I find him a wee bit hot lol. And because I can't think of anyone else offhand, why not invite Ted along? He's hilarious!

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. :) I like their style, sure

Would you like something hand sewn by your Witch? A dress, shirt, skirt, infinity scarf, something else? Sure! A scarf or top would be cool. Dependig on style, I take a small or medium in tops. Like, I'm narrow in the shoulds but my menopausal belly is fat :(

Anyone want any kind of costuming accessories or makeup or odds and ends? Nah

Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com/
I love trying other soapmaker's wares! The hand aid looks interesting, as do the rompo beer soap and clay & kefir soap

What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from?
I love skeletons bones and skulls, witches, crows.. Nothing to stay away from, I love it all

Do you eat candy, and if so would Halloween candy be welcome? Specialty candy from local or unusual sources? Chocolate?
I don't eat a lot of candy but Halloween is an excuse! Love dark chocolate, and I adore trying funky or unusual food stuffs

Do you want Fidget spinners, desk toys, or other frivolous things that you look at and decide you don't need enough to spend $ on but would make you happy to have?
I hate those fidget spinners! But love little desk thingies
Any zentangle lovers, people who would like to try it, or would you want a piece of someone else's zentangle art?
I've tried it a bit, not happy with results but I like the look when others do it. Would love to have a little art pice someone else did

Any love of hair toys, clips, ribbons, fascinators, mini hats, etc?
My hair is shoulder lengh and I keep it pulled up always, would love some cute new ways I harness it off my face and neck. I get too hot a lot

What local goodies may be of interest? Local Honey, jams, candy?
All of the above!

Are you interested in any prescription services like serial magazines, Birch box, ipsy?
They always seem cool but in general it seems you get too much stuff you wouldn't pick out yourself. I do MightyNest but that's it. Don't think I'd want another

Would you like funky Halloweenie costume makeup like Gothic eyelashes, nail effects, black lipstick, etc.?
No thanks

How do you like to listen to music? CD, 8 track tape, mix tape, Pandora or Spotify, I-tunes?
I'm old, and old school. I have vinyl records, cassetes, CDs, and yes a vast library on iTunes. But I listen at home off my computer or stereo, I do not like using earphones so I don't do any mobile listening

Do you prefer reading on Kindle or actual book? What kind of books do you like? Would you like to be surprised with a scary, classic, horror book?
I do both! Love my Kindle but I love a real book too. I like a wide variety of books, adventure, fantasy, science-fi, detective. Scary horror sounds great!

Candles, Incense, or wax tarts? Do you have favorite brands or Weenies scents for the home? Would you like to receive a wax tarts burner, incense burner, essential oils diffuser, or Halloweenie themed candle holders?
While I love a great decorative candle, I don't like to burn them much anymore. Tarts are ok but I LOVE incense made with real ingredients and not sprayed with fragrance. I have a tart burner and a few incense burners lol

Witchee: are you interested in crafting materials?
Maybe. No. OMG I'm trying to destash but am open to pretty yarn always. But I have too much lol

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?
Nope. I obsessively play PokemonGo, team Instinct! And I'm somehwere past level 1600 on Candy Crush, but I don't think that's what's meant here lol. A cool Instinct tee or hat weould be cool

How do you feel about the following scarf options (assuming you're into scarves)?

Like beer? What styles most appeal to you?
I think I like the idea of beer more than beer itself. I love trying various ones and then get bored with them after a few ounces. I know, I know, I'm weird

Like booze? What kinds?
Yup. Whisky, rum

Like Wine? What kinds?
LOVE. Mostly red, but a good fruit forward reisling is awesome too. Particularly fond of port and I've had a couple meads that make me want to explore more meads.

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!
No thanks

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?
I don't make a point of watching any particular, but I do love seasonal movies. Nothing I'd want merch for though

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? No it's just me

Is there any interest in any of the fragrance oils from the Nocturne Alchemy Weenies update?

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) Luxuria Bath Oil

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?
Love things like this. Handcrafted is so much better than store bought!

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? I do live near one, and plan on buying so many pumpkin things!!

Do you like to cook and/or bake? Could you use any specific ingredients (spices, oils, salts, extracts, etc.) or kitchen utensils/gadgets?
I do! Always love trying new spice blends or fancy salts. I like to use different oils and vinegars as well

I'm at Ocean City MD for bike week......would a witches want anything from here? Bike or beach related??
Not a big beach person so I can't think of anything

What is 1 thing you would love to see in your final box? Can be ANYTHING - your choice.
Somethig handcrafted if that's your thing - could be an edible, a decor item, whatever! Something you create with your own hands.

Who would love some USPS eclipse stamps?

Favorite gemstones?
Ah so many! Rhodocrosite, amethyst, carnelian, turquoise, coral.......

If you enjoy jewelry do you like discrete and elegant, flashy and gaudy, small and light, or large and chunky?
I'm very small bones so I need smaller scale. I don't like flashy and earrings have to be light. Whimsical is fine but not gaudy

Any love of pirates or SCA?
I wish I knew folks who were into SCA as I think I'd love it but alas, no.

Is there anything you would like from Disney World?

Are you a Potterhead? If so, to which house do you belong?
Love the movies and books but that's about it. I suspect I'd be Griffyndor

How do you feel about chokers? I like them

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!
Send me all the lavender things! I particularly would love some culinary lavender. And macarons. Heaven would be a lavender macaron

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 have dabbled with runes, tarot, and scrying but that's about it.

World my Witchee be interested in a Tarot or Astrology reading done personally?
Oh yes!!

Does my Witchee need any magical supplies?
I need a new bottle of TAL Peace

Would you be interested in any of the seasonal (or regular) soaps from Cellar Door Soap (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com)?
Lavender pumpkin sounds divine, they have a soap like that. Patchouli bergamot too. All things patchouli I love!!

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 love novelty socks and wear anklets, crew, and mid calf. Am open to all fibers

Would you be open to previously-loved books?

What about partial-full bottles of BPAL or BPTP?
Of course

So what are your favorite fandoms?
Doctor Who and Star Trek

Are you interested in anything from Think Geek? http://www.thinkgeek.com
see wishlist above LOL

Do you have something you wish you put on your original questionnaire/forgot to put/would like to add on to?
Two strange things I haven't gotten around to getting myself and might not for a while but I want to try - that weird black peel mask that folks are all over and I can't remember the name lol and that Baby Feet foot peel

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...)
Life is stressful right now and I'm having some health issues again so anything that helps me relax and escape is good

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.
I'd kill to have a spare room to decorate with TARDIS theme

Aprons: Do you wear them, do you want one? Utility, decorative, cooking or crafting? Hahahaha yes to all

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?
I do but haven't seen nearly enough of them. I absolutely adored Wicked and Evita and have the soundtraks to both. A Wicked shirt would be cool

I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm there? I can't think of anything?

I'm going to Edmonton Expo this weekend (It's Edmonton's version of comic con). Would a witchee like anything from there? I have ever been to any of these cons. I really don't have an idea what's available? Feeling clueless lol

Anything catch your eye from this site (globalgirlfriend.com)?
There's some real cute things there! The sandstone scarf caught my eyehttp://www.globalgirlfriend.com/collections/scarves/products/sandstone-scarf as did this map bowl and this tote with the vintage sewing maching because I have two machines like that! In personal products, the shea butter and soaps all looked cool too

Do you have any favorite, lesser-known stores? Especially ones that sell hand-crafted or independently made items.
Chagrin Valley Soaps is the only one I can think of right now....though I have a great fondness for almost anything from ZIngermann's

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!
A rigid heddle loom and a spinning wheel! The dream items I WILL get one day. But also some cool roving to practice hand spindling, maybe some raw wool fibers. I have a pair of carders and am not afraid of dirty fleece, I've cleaned one before :) I am only a newb to spindling but I think I'd like to try a supported spindle too. I have a simple top whorl spindle

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?
Cinnamon Scotch Apple Mallows sound divine, reaslly any of the seasonal stuff. I am particularly fond of caramels, toffee, turtles, and a good fruit cream

Are any witchees into coloring books?
Oh yes, but I have soooo many already lol. And multipe sets of pencils and markers.......

Witchees, is there anything that catches your eye at Animi Causa (https://www.animicausa.com/shop/)?
Eeks! I love this site!! SO many cute tea infusers! I also adore the Lemoniere Lemon Juicer, the Nessie Family, the Mobi Lid, the Belle Fresh Pod, the Eggondola Egg Poacher, and the Penneli Garlic Peeler

If I were to find an adorable autumnal/Halloween-y dish/flatware/etc. design, how many settings would be needed in your household?
Well my place is very small so I rarely entertain. Honestly, one would do!

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

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 rarely indulge. Generally in very cold weather, but I just love the luxery of a good hot bath soak. I will use herbal infusions or milk baths, or salts. Very rarely I'll use a fizzy thing but those can be drying so not often at all but they can be so fun lol

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?
iPhone 6+ but I have a case already and have no other mobile devices

Are you interested in anything from Bath & Bodyworks? Which products and scents do you like? www.bathandbodyworks.com/
I have enjoyed their mint/eucalyptus products. Haven't really tried anything form them in quite a while

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?
This will sound strange - but I'm lacking a true red or yellow crystal lol

Pumpkin or Zucchini bread?
Pumpkin. All the pumpkin things! Though I have never been known to turn down zucchini bread, I have had my fill lately from a coworker who planted zucchini this year

What kind of homemade cookies are your favorite?
Molasses crinkles but i really like buttery tender cookies with nuts in them. And Snickerdoodles. And anything chocolate. I guess I love most cookies lol

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.)
As intrigued as I am, I think this would irritate my skin so no

Interested in trying some of our rose petal (rose petals, sugar, everclear) or lavender vanilla bean (lavender, vanilla bean, vodka) liqueur?
Yes, though the lavender interests me most. I love all things lavender

Want some honey from the bees on our property?
Yes please!! I use honey regularly. It's the beginning of flu season so I'll need to make my elderberry syrup soon. I also have a homemade decongestant I make that uses honey. It works as a flu and cold deterrent/fighter as well so I like it on hand in winter

Would you like somemade jam? I have blackberry, rose petal, strawberry rhubarb, peach, and cherry.
I think I'd pass on this. I love the idea on wonderful flavor combos I see at farmers markets, but I am not really a preserve person in use

How about some homemade candied jalapenos with garlic cloves? I have regular and with habanero.
​Yuck no! Sorry but while I love strong garlic, ginger, and spicy food, I am super sensitive to capsican heat and do not do hot peppers. I do like things like fermented garlic but without hot peppers

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.
Sounds great! I love all the dehydrated veggies and fruit, and love when I come across good more naturally made jerky

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 always have use for tote bags. I don't drive, walk everywhere and carry groceries and the such. No need for a dice or cosmetic bag, and I have a few nice project bags for my knitting.
Pillowcases are always fun

do you collect the art cards that BPAL sends out? Any in particular that you are looking for or definitely don't need?
I do! Nothing in particular I'm looking for, and too many to list what I have. I only have Banded Sea Snake from the new Carnival Diabolique

Do you like this beautiful art, and she makes stickers and prints...SOOOO gorgeous: https://www.shannatr...om/paperprints/
Very pretty!

Favorite animals or wild creatures or mythological creatures?
Owls, chicken/roosters, dragons, dragonflies, Chthulu and cows

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

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

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?

Anyone like/want calendars or dayplanners?
If you like stationery, do you like plain, colors, images, or specific DON'T LIKES?
What about general desk stuff like cool colored paperclips and post it pads?

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

Does anything catch your eye from Ten Thousand Villages? http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/

Would you be into receiving hand made (crocheted, sewn, felted, chain maille, scale, or duct tape, in my case, depending on the item) dishclothes? Scarf/shawl? Hat? Bag? Anything? Colors? (Duct tape, chain maille, and scales come in colors.)

Do you collect anything from SBUX like City Mugs, City Mug ornaments, City Cards, or Bearistas? If so, which do you need/want? Or would you like a City Mug or an ornament for fun?

anybody want homemade fudge? I can do chocolate with or without nuts, peanut butter, and butterscotch.

do you like spicy foods? I am currently addicted to these suckers and want to send you some buffalo ridged kettle potato goodness (https://www.billygoa...shop/1lb-kicker)

what would you like from the Weenies updatus giganticus???

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?
Vanilla Bean or Rosemary Mint body butter sounds great

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
Not really my thing


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