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Switch Witch 2019 - my answers

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9/18/19
 
Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things, I've probably already bought it! ūü§£ ) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/

Ooh, I'm always envious when I see other people get these.   Would love to try some!   Assuming they are all paraben, SLS, phthalate free?  

 

Bubbling Bathing Grains
Body Cream
Shampoo Bar
Sugar Scrub (any of the three types)
Whipped Soap

(anything really except bar soap, perfume, and conditioner.)

 

*Ghost Smoke

** Lughnasadh

* Opium Den

** The Gloaming

Shadow Show

Tombstone

Witch Cake

 

Bell Book & Candle

*Dragon's Blood

Cordwainer

Festival

Four & Twenty Blackbirds

OM

**Rook & Raven

* Sylph

** White Witch

 

Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of?

No thank you, I don't have a dvd/blu-ray in my room and I rarely leave my room.  I'm not super into horror any more (used to watch tons of horror and b-movies when I had a BF who was really into it.)

 

Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)?

I like crescent, sideways, and bias shawlettes or round/pi/half circle shawls.  I do love me some fingerless mitts but the cast on and bind offs need to be done stretchy (cable cast on or JSSCO; JSSBO or lace/russian bind off.)  Or you can look in my "Make for Me" bundle on Ravelry.  Or the Vampire Swap bundle.  Patterns I want (not knitted for me, I want to knit them) are in my Wishlist.  Please don't knit things for me that are in my queue, I want to knit those!  :)

 

Do any of these knitted items appeal to you?

- Either no, I already have them made, or I already have the pattern and have them in my queue to make.

 

How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)?

I love thrifting!  Totally fine with me.

 

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? 

Sure!  I actually have products from them on my wishlist (in signature.)

 

Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands?

Sure!  Assuming they are all paraben, SLS, phthalate free.

 

Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated? 

I super want the "Leg Avenue Black Bat Cozy Dress Halloween Costume" and the Microfiber Tighter (black, size 1/2, 30% off.)  I'm also interested in everything NMBC, Harry Potter,  Doctor Who, etc.

 

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

·         pie

·         dogs

¬∑ ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents‚ÄĒex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle‚Ķ)

All of the above!

 

I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations?

YES ALL THE THINGS.  Um, I live close to Seattle so I'm good there.  London and Paris?  Surprise me?  I love really good tea (I order from Mariage Freres in Paris but I have lots of their tea on my Amazon edibles wishlist), I love local small batch chocolates (no coffee please.  no white chocolate.)  Starbucks city mugs?  Cool spices?  Whatever you'd think I'll like, I'm pretty open.

 

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.

ALL THE FLAVORED KIT KATS!!!  I love those!  I get a lot of things locally at little asian stores but they don't always get the kit kats and when they do, they charge like $8/9 a bag for them.

 

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?

I'm good on lip balm right now.  I love to try new things and I'd love to have some the Vanilla scented items that used to be sold at my local co-ops but I can't ever find anymore  by Ecco Bella.  I have them on my Amazon bath and beauty wish list.  Also interested in skin care, I have super oily skin and need a good moisturizer.

 

Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love?

All of them?  I love RX Bars but I buy those at costco now (the dark chocolate sea salt and the peanut butter are my favorites.)  I've tried the RX Butter and it's good but too runny for me and I hate stirring in the oil over and over when it separates.  I love Dave's Killer Bread and the everything Bagels.  Licorice Mint tea!  

 

Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive?

I have stuff on my Amazon kitchen and house & home wish lists for inspiration.

 

 

9/23/19

 

Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths?

Yes, they are already in my wishlist (in signature.)

 

Would you like anything from Lush?

Yes yes yes I love bath bombs.  And there are some other items on my amazon wish list under bath and body; angels on bare skin, greased lightning, some moisturizer, etc.  No soap though please, and I don't use the bubble bars very often.  Bombs and melts are awesome.  I *LOVE* the sleepy hand cream and go through it really fast.  The soap paper things are kind of cool.  Would love some of the lust perfume.  I loved Flying Fox and .. I forget the name, Puffy White Clouds?  The patchouli one.  I think their shower gels have SLS in them though, sigh.

 

9/26/19

 

Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? 

Ummm yeah, actually, a lot of things.  Like I'll buy stamps from the UK with cool artwork on them even if I'll never be able to use them.  Also US Stamps.  Also coins.  Also just about anything that I love because I'm a weirdo.  also I ADORE Krampus stuff -- I have a couple of Krampus books somewhere in storage (The Devil in Design and I can't remember the other) and would gleefully accept all things Krampus, especially cute Krampus.  Stickers, rubber stamps, wrapping paper, pins, post cards, etc.

 

Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches? 

I have been lucky and have gotten everything I've ever backed but there is nothing currently out that I'm needing to have that I'm aware of.  I just finally got my Last Unicorn tarot deck and my Wise Dog tarot should be on the way.

 

9/28/19

 

Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share?

Yes, in my signature - in the wishlist / sw help portion, scroll down.

 

And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size?

My wrist is about 8" and I think I put this info in the original SW questionnaire?  

 

Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy?

Bonfire Toffee
Great British Cuppa
Terry's Orange Chocolate
Aniseed Balls
Smoky Russian
Vicky's Sponge Cake

 

Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??  

Nah, I'm good.

 

 is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy? 

Always!  I love World Market.  I tend to get chocolate, snacks, sticky toffee pudding (holidays), and whatever else looks fun.  This year it seemed like the collection at my store was pretty small and mostly addams family stuff.  While that's cute and I adore it, I don't really have room for most of it.  (I totally wanted one of the skull head punch/water dispensers from last year though, lol.  But ... I have no place to put and nothing to put in it.)  

 

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)
I don't really know what is on the special sale but I have a bunch of items in my wishlist.  Anything that you think I would like!

 

How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used?
I would like some rune sets but I'm good on tarot decks right now.  Charging slabs or something like that would be welcome!  (The exception would be the Phantomwise Tarot deck, I love the artwork in that one so much!)
 

Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye?
I have a ton of samples I've never opened but if there are some you think I'd like, sure.  I like smoky eye type things and sparkle.  greys, blues, purples, blacks, maroons, dark greens?  glimmer!  sparkle!  I want to look like a fricking unicorn!  (ok, I actually don't wear make up that often.  Pigs and goats aren't impressed, nor are the sheep or my dog.)

 

9/30/19

 

do you have a favourite saying or quote?

There are so many, how do I choose a favorite?  I mean, I have favorite quotes from particular books, tv shows, movies, cartoons, poetry, ...   Inconceivable!  As you Wish.  Always.  (short ones)  Many longer and more serious ones from Gaiman, Pratchett, Tolkien, etc. etc. etc.  

 

How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit?
Probably Cayenne and down if we're talking about eating.  (cream cheese & jalapeno is YUM.  We make candied jalapenos too.)  For for not eating, we add the hottest peppers we can get to our "thunder butter" muscle rub.
 

How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom?

Nope, I do not color.

 

10/1/19

 

A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)  

I do not like crocheted garments unless maybe they are tunisian crochet.  I'll take all of the crocheted blankets and amigurumi though!  

 

Any fiber issues?

For wearing, I don't like acrylic, llama, alpaca, mohair, bfl... cashmere pills too much for me.  I mostly prefer merino or merino/silk.  Or merino/silk/cashmere with a low cashmere content.  Acrylic and inexpensive wool or whatever is fine for amigurumi.  

 

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! 

I have zero monies to spend on myself, so I won't be purchasing anything.

 

At first perusal, these look interesting but honestly, I'd rather have NAVA.

 

Devil's of the Pit hair gloss 1 oz decant
Pumpkin Spice Silkybat Hair Gloss 1 oz decant
 
Flesh of my Flesh perfume oil
Kisses for us All perfume oil
Voluptuous Wantonness Perfume Oil

Lollipop Snake Oil Perfume Oil

 

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)

Yes, I love booze!  I love unusual stuff!  I have a list of things I want or want to try, which includes any fruity liqueurs from Yewberry!!  We make rose liqueur and lavender vanilla bean (with our own roses and lavender.)  I *love* traditional sweet meads.  Love fruit wine!  I get spiced blackberry and raspberry from RockRidge Orchards in Enumclaw, WA when I can afford it.  Also love sweet ciders!  I like hard alcohol of all types although I'm not big on tequila, it makes my throat sore.  

I'm highly interested in samples (or bottles, haha) of:

Aperol
St. Germain
Chartreuse
Chambord
Pastis
a decent absinthe
Creme Yvette
Drambuie
Parfait d'Amour
Crème de cassis
Advocaat
Averna
Barenjaeger
Benedictine
Damiana
Galliano
Licor 43
Strega

 

 

10/2/19

 

 

Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? 

Do I want some?  I love sparklies but I rarely use them, so I don't *need* any.  I have a huge wishlist for ILNP although don't go overboard because I mostly just wear it on my toes and I don't switch out quickly, so a little lasts me a long time.   Vanity from the fall collection (on sale!!) is really calling my name though, along with Isabella (also on sale!)   I *have* On Repeat, MEGA (L), Birefringence (H), Raven, and Night Drive.  I'd kind of like a red one that doesn't have a copper or orange leaning to it, Black Orchid was the best I could find on the site so it's on my wish list.  (shrug)

 

What about postcards?

I love beautiful or spooky postcards!  I actually save all of my cards and postcards and letters and stuff FOREVER (what, I'm not a hoarder! Pinky swear!) and usually put up the postcards all over my desk hutch.  I had to remove them when I moved three years ago and haven't gotten any since then I don't think.

 

How do you feel about salt?ÔĽŅ¬†I don‚Äôt mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt.¬†

I have a bunch of flavored salts and I love them!  Problem is that I run out of grinders and have to keep getting more.  ;) I have alder smoked, garlic something, pink himalayan, sea salt, kosher salt (I keep a huge box of this), epsom salt for baths.  I'd LOVE some coarse Dead Sea Salt to make my own bath salts with (I'll mix with the Pink and the Epsom.)

 

 

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 poundcake and caramels and shortbreads and .... would especially love lavender or rose flavored.  And vanilla all the things!  We grow our own catnip so I'm good there.  Plus I have a dog, not a cat.  haha.

 

Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits?

I do like to cook but I'm currently living with family and someone is ALWAYS in the kitchen, so I stay out of it.  I have kind of an obsession with Penzey's but since I never cook, I have WAY too many spices.  

 

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)?

Sorry, I am not a fan of crocheted garments.

 

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?

Plenty of ideas on my various amazon and etsy wishlists.  They are pretty extensive... but I can't think of anything utilitarian that I absolutely need.

 

What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites?

I'm not vegan so I'm ok with whatever snacks, but I do avoid corn syrup, dyes, msg, artificial sweeteners, etc. when I can.  (So most potato chips and stuff are out, because the majority contain MSG, which gives me a headache.)

 

 How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional?

Whimsical/Cute/Gothy/Nerdy-Geeky  - but not country cute.  But I'm sure a lot of the knitting patterns I do are just .. whatever is hot right now in the knitting world.  

 

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?

I don't like sweet relish or sweet pickles.  I *love* dill pickles (and dill pickled anything... green beans, asparagus, carrots, whatev.)  Maybe not beets though.  (I only like beets in borscht.)

 

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?

These days it's pretty much like every other day.  (Halloween is every day, after all!)  No, I don't dress up special although the dogs might be tormented... I don't even dress up for renn faires anymore, or cons for that matter.  Nothing for my non existent costume.  I do not often wear socks unless it is raining or snowing and I must wear actual shoes instead of sandals...

 

Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas?

I have never tried Art of Tea, but I tend to buy things like flavored black teas in cinnamon, rose, chocolate, butterscotch, vanilla, chocolate orange, vanilla chai, chai with a strong anise flavor, etc. or just really nice strong black tea.  I also love licorice mint basil tea (think Aveda's tea blend) or just licorice mint.  And I can't live without Traditional Medicinals Breathe Easy and Throat Coat since I have huge respiratory issues.


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?

Maybe?  I live out in the country and never go anywhere so I'm afraid they wouldn't get good use.   

 

 

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?   (the Oddities Market)

I didn't see anything on the photos listed and I'm hurt too much (shoulders/neck) to stay by the computer very long today, sorry.  But I love sugar skulls, bats, ravens, pibbles, friesians, hippocampus.. I don't really need any jewelry per se, but I took a beading class so I could use interesting and weird beads and findings?  I have a collection of gargoyles and grotesques, nice roses made from different mediums (leather, silk, metal - not cheap ones from michaels or halloween stuff.)  Oh, and of course Krampus and Cthulhu!!   

 

 

How do you feel about enamel pins?  Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent?

So they're one of those things I'm weird about.  I have a ton of enamel pins but I've literally never taken any out of their packages because I don't wear them or use them.  But people have gotten me some from Disneyland (Malificent and Jack Skellington), I backed some in a kickstarter because so cute (cute egyptian gods), I have some alchemical symbol ones from Stryx Publishing (Seattle) - Leviation Cross and Monas Hieroglyphica, etc.  But yeah, they all live in a cookie jar.  Oh, and I got the full set with my Last Unicorn tarot kickstarter package but I'll probably trade, gift, or sell those because there isn't even a unicorn one!  So, to make a long story short (too late), I'm slightly interested if it is relevant to my interests and tastes, otherwise do not want.  I should really start putting them all on a cloth and then inside a frame or something so I can look at them.

 

what is your T-shirt/shirt of choice Size?

I wear a women's 2X from TeeTurtle (the only place I have purchased t-shirts lately.)   men's t-shirts just don't fit properly.

 

 

OCTOBER LUNACY!  I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye?

Not this lunacy, but they're still up - I want the vanilla/carnation duet because I've heard good things.  And the patchouli/tobacco (dang, oos.)  and the red rose/tobacco.  And the amber/oud.  Man, I guess I haven't been paying attention because I don't have any monies to spend, haha.  I have a bunch of red rose/tobacco scents, so the amber/oud and the vanilla/carnation would be priorities.

 

So Blood Moon Botanica is having an update soon.  It's a surprise what will be listed (besides the Moon Dew serum), but you can take a look at past items on her web page:  https://archaichoney.com/bloodmoonbotanica  (Britton used to run Haus of Gloi.)  Witchee, are you interested in anything from the Blood Moon Botanica update?

I would love more Moon Dew serum and I'm a fan of her tea and other things.  The calming elixir and linden flower elixir both look good, as does the turkey tail.

 

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? 

I love bats in particular but there was a local pet place here that spayed/neutered all of the feral cats on our place at no cost to us (one cat moved in... pregnant... had kittens... those kittens had kittens.. we trapped them all, kittens got rehomed, adult ferals got to live here after getting fixed/shots.  We only see them on the security cameras but we feed them.)  So long story short (too late), maybe Pet Savers in Spokane?    https://www.petsaversspokane.org/

 

What is your very favorite Halloween candy? If you don't have one/don't do candy, what's a seasonal treat you love?

I've been totally eyeing the halloween mice, bats, and stuff at Burdick chocolate (https://www.burdickchocolate.com/halloween.aspx) - some of those truffles sound delicious!  But they're expensive so, yeah.  We make the smitten kitchen pumpkin bread every year (since 2016, so... three years.  Made some already this year as soon as it was fall.)  I like caramel apples.  Fisher fair scones remind me of  fall because it's a weird Washington thing I guess.  (I don't know if I've seen the mix for sale in Spokane, it's all over in Seattle.)   Kettle corn, fresh from an actual kettle (used to get it at the corn mazes/pumpkin patches every year in the Seattle area.)   Pumpkin hard cider!  I am not a fan of "pumpkin spice" though.  Salted caramel mocha at sbux (with hardly any mocha, although honestly it's pretty much the same thing I usually have there - toffee nut latte, but add some salt, caramel on top, and mocha.  The gingerbread is my favorite though it doesn't usually come out until after Halloween, if it comes at all.  and I usually do flavored stevia in my coffee so having sbux is a huge sugar jolt that I don't indulge in often.)   Whatever seasonal selections are available from localish chocolate places like Frans, Moonstruck, Boehms, Theo, Seattle Chocolates/JCOCO, etc.  Trader Joes seasonal stuff.  World Market seasonal stuff.

 

 

I just got an email from Lush that their Christmas stuff is now up online! anything you might like?

OMG, ALL THE THINGS.  I got that email too and went and looked... now I have tons more stuff on my Amazon bath & body wishlist.   I'm most excited about:

Snowflake body lotion
Sleepy Dust
Snow Fairy Amazeball
Boo Shower Slime
Bath bombs

 

If you were my witchee, would you enjoy home made (canned) preserves?  I'm going home to Can All The Things & I'm thinking some bananas foster butter/sauce might be a nifty thing for you.

I've never had such a thing as bananas foster.  But yes, all the home made preserves and stuffs!!

 

 

I am in Las Vegas is there anything you would want from here?

A Las Vegas starbucks gift card (can be empty, I just want the card.  I have New York, Miami, and Seattle... not a very big collection.  :lol:   They usually make you load at least $5 though.)  If you make it to the Vosges store and they have chocolate skulls, one of those would be cool.  My favorite flavor is the Naga (coconut curry milk chocolate.)

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