Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament?
I think not? I don't so much do ornaments for... anything, really.
Are there any collage artists in the mix?
I am not.
Have you seen the Dragon con list? & would any of them appeal to you?
I have! And I'm actually very excited about the Peach Brandy Snake Oil. Like, I have not been this excited since... well, Snake Smut.
Which Harry Potter house are you?
Gryffindor Primary with a strong Hufflepuff model, Hufflepuff Secondary. Sorting Hat Chats for reference.
Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myself soon!
Not so much that I would want a print, I don't think.
I make beautiful and very lightweight yarn-and-ribbon hairfalls - would you like a set in the colors and length of your choice? If yes, name up to four colors and length in inches! Remember- this can be part of your Halloween costume!
I had to Google what this is, but I think... yes? Maroon and silver (including gray works too), my school colors. My actual head hairs are about 15 inches in length from root to tip. I am not sure how that should translate to a hairfall.
Would you appreciate a skein of handspun yarn? If yes, what weight? What colors? How do you feel about beads? Any allergies to typical fibers?
I think no. I have crocheted in the past, but I think I would probably still not have time for it right now, even if I had yarn.
Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons?
I like cute ones in theory but don't actually put them on things in practice.
Do you spend time in the outdoors?
Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking?
Yes. I enjoy baking more, but I cook more often.
The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything?
Yes. I would like anything. I think it's in my main questionnaire, but I am now in love with the emulsifying sugar scrubs. Once for Yes, Twice for No is the scent that catches my eye the most, but I stand by original response of "yes."
The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye?
Nope. This isn't really my thing.
Zeep's Spooky Collection drops some time next week. Here's the scent list. Would you like any wax melts, candles, whipped soaps, sugar whips (whipped soap/scrub hybrid), body butter sugar scrubs (moisturizing scrub), meringues (lotion), bath bombs, or bath rocks from Zeep?
I am not familiar with this company, but I always love moisturizing scrubs and lotions. All the body care scents look like things I'd like in a scrub, though Boo-nilla Scream and Candy Corn Sugar Cookie look the most up my alley.
Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price?
I don't think I have a general preference on this.
What are your fandoms, if any?
None, really, at this point. Recovering Harry Potter fan.
Do you collect things like tarot decks? If so do you have a wishlist or a list of ones you already have? Would you like a silk tarot bag?
I do not collect things like tarot decks.
Do you like rocks/crystals? What colors kinds? Would you like them in bead format (holes drilled?)
My mom has an etsy store - she makes bags. Do you love anything from it? We can also do box bags, draw string bags, dice bags, etc. and if you want a different type of material or a different fabric pattern, I'm open to links to specific things.
I do not find myself in need of bags at the moment.
Let's say you want something knitted. What are you most interested in?
I probably don't want something knitted, actually. Living in Arizona, there's little need for knitted wearables. And we have a number of the other household items (washcloths, dog rugs) that would be knitted (I crochet and have done some of these for our house).
Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies?
I would be interested in any of the dried items or candied jalapenos. Please don't send liqueurs or perishables like breads. Perishables are not safe in our current weather situation.
How do you feel about oracle decks?
I have one tarot deck but don't really use other tarot or oracle decks.
Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)?
I don't use ritual oils or other witchy things.
Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives)
Not that I can think of particularly.
EDIT: Oh, and are you into astrology?
MEW QUESTIOM: What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)?
Women's US 10 M. I think that tends to convert to EUR 41.
Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters?
I'm not really into comic books.
Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre?
What's your favorite flower(s)?
To smell? Orange blossoms and magnolias. To wear? Orange blossoms, carnations, olive blossoms, violets. To see? Roses.
What's you favorite woodland creature?
Whichever ones Snow White and Sleeping Beauty got to help them with the housework.
Do you prefer receiving a big box with all of your goodies, or is it okay if one or two things are shipped directly to you separately (with notice!!) for customs/shipping cost purposes (i.e. if there's something customs might not allow in from the States that can be shipped from within your country)?
Do whatever makes it easiest to send.
Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape?
I would love a fabric face mask. I prefer a dome shape (I have a big nose and wear glasses, so anything that fits over my nose and allows me to rest my glasses on the mask is awesome), but all masks are appreciated.
Would you like some delicious coffee? If so, do you prefer whole bean or ground? If ground, what grind? Also, light or dark roast? Flavor preferences?
Perpetually! Whole bean light roast unflavored is the go-to in our house. That said, we will not turn up our noses at ground, darker roasts, or flavors like vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon, and/or hazelnut.
I may be going to the Renaissance Fair this weekend (if not this weekend then soon and multiple times), any Ren Faire goodies you may like?
Not that I can think of off the top of my head.
I always go to my town's local Farmer's Market and they have booths selling things like candles, Gourmet Pickles, Flavored Oils and Vinegars, dog treats (like bones and animal feet), honey, and bath products. Would you like any of these things?
Pickles are evil, and dill doubly so. However, I would find much use for flavored oils and vinegars, dog treats without bone, honey, and bath products. Honey in particular is amazing.
Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies?
My preference for numbered packages is unreasonably strong. I mean, I can randomly select just fine, but when presented with the choice, numbered is somehow way more fun for me.
If you didn't say much about your reading preferences in your survey but would be interested in receiving books, can you elaborate a bit?
I don't remember how much I said, but I love good YA lit, fantasy (especially urban fantasy but not limited to such), and detective fiction.
Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters?
Non-alcoholic only, which may be well outside what you're looking at.
Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)?
Already mentioned, but pickles of any kind and dill of any kind. (Pickled other things, like jalapenos, are fine and welcome.) Also, I really cannot wear hair gloss as such. I've tried to maneuver some of it to be bath oil or skin spray, but it just doesn't work on my hair.
Are there patterns/prints (more guidance than general Halloween/Autumn) you like for things or are you open to whatever I may find that speaks to me?
I'm open to whatever.
Any significant other or other special person? Like if I wanted to send you specialty cocoa for a date night, would that be OK?
Yes, I live with my SO.
I would love to request folks to to put their wish list in this thread and link in their signature. I would love to decant from my oils if I have any my person is looking for!
My wishlist is linked in my sig.
If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms?
Do you have an Amazon link? Can you post it??
I do not have an Amazon link.
if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry? If so, what’s your user name there??
I have crocheted in the past but do not do so currently. I have never been on Ravelry.
I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery.
Yes. A non-alcoholic fiery vinegar drink sounds terrifyingly amazing.
Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts?
I love atmos (or anti-poo sprays, as they are known in my house) and bath oils. Hair gloss is not really possible for me to wear as such, so I would have to repurpose it and am only likely to do so if I really love the scent. I don't love regular crew neck tees, and many women's v-necks are cut to be more form fitting than I prefer, especially if I can't size up.
So partner, would you be interested in a Frankenbag done in Halloween prints?
Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about?
Please nothing that lights up. One dog is under treatment and management for OCD related to moving lights. This includes any pet toys that are glow-in-the-dark, though glow-in-the-dark other items are fine. Also no treats with actual bones.
how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox)
I feel like that is art best appreciated by someone else.
I may have preemptively picked out 2 Halloween-themed mugs with cute matching spoons, before I knew who my match was going to be! So I leave it to you: Bat, or Cat?
Would you be interested in receiving a never-used eyeshadow palette from Nororiously Morbid (gothy colors) and/or a never-used eyeshadow palette from Pretty Vulgar (romantic neutrals)?
I am not really interested in make up.
I live in Japan. Are you interested in anything specifically Japanese I could get for you here (doesn't necessarily have to be Halloween themed)? For example, are you a fan of the anime Demon Slayer and want merch? Are you interested in trying some fun kit-kat flavors? Do you need a new set of pretty chopsticks?
As an open-ended question, nothing particularly comes to mind. However, I am always up for trying fun flavors of everything, Kit-Kat included. I also use chopsticks regularly and so have a number of functional pairs -- but none of them are pretty, really, so I suppose I am in need of pretty chopsticks.
In the meantime- there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal?
Not so much?
Also, the Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like?
I am actually not so familiar with this house, but high-use (and therefore low scent commitment, AKA, I will use the item even if I don't looooove the scent) items for me are atmosphere sprays, moisturizers of all kinds (especially teeny bottles/jars/tins), sugar scrubs, and lip balms. Not familiar with likely scents, but in terms of general fall stuff, I like pumpkin, apple, spice, pumpkin spice, apple spice, candy corn, etc.
Could you use a journal or sketchbook?
Not a nice one, really, but I am often in need of spiral or composition notebooks for practical use.
Do you need BPAL storage? Imps? Bottles?
I made myself a promise that I was going to limit my collection to fit my current storage. I'm going to have to do a bottle giveaway before too long, but I mean to stick to this.
Do you wear socks? What kind? No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee? Fibers?
Lot of sandals and Vibrams here, so my sock needs are limited. When I wear them, I generally wear no show or ankle socks.
Do you have a favorite candy(ies) [or prepacked individual snacks] that you wouldn't mind filling up your box as packing material? Or teas/coffee blends you'd enjoy? If you prefer none of this, that's fine too!
I basically love all hard candy and gummy candy/fruit snack candy. For teas, I generally like herbal or hibiscus-based teas, though my personal tastes are not sophisticated (current nighttime beverage is a cup of Celestial Seasonings Lemon Zinger). Coffee is for sure my favorite of everything. All coffee is good coffee.
How do you feel about fancy marshmallows?
Probably great. I haven't tried them, but I have had cause to search them up recently, and I am intrigued.
We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour?
Sour over sweet, but yes to all gummies in all shapes.
Not so much.
What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop?
The "Spit Spreads Death" mask!
I grow mugwort and it's harvest season. Would you like dried leaves for bathing or tea? Or a bound bundle for smoke cleansing? (Its said to be excellent for divination or lucid dreaming, but do not use if pregnant.) its also a digestive bitter and tastes great on chicken.
No, thank you.
I grow loads of other herbs and I'm drying them now. Any favorites you might like? Mint, basil, oregano, chives, lemon balm or others?
I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest?
I'd love them!
Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like.
No, thank you.
I grew a boatload of Green Shiso this year and plan to make a shiso pesto with it. Would you like some? (Nut wise it has pistachios)
I'm not sure what this tastes like, so probably not? Brief ETA: I have Googled it and feel more confident that I probably would not enjoy this.
I also plan to experiment with infusing it in vodka. I'm planning a plain shiso infusion and a shiso citrus infusion. If they turn out would you like some?
No, thank you.
Would you be interested in this hand sanitizer dispenser/keychain that doubles as a light (its eyes light up when you press between its eyes!)? (see photo here)
No, thank you. OCD dog means we're on pretty strict light control over here.
If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in?
I have very few, but I'm looking for ones that do well enough for two players. They can accommodate more, but nothing that requires 4-6 players.
DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES?
Not as much as I like fictitious crime stories.
DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING?
Not so much. I do not decorate and do not bake all that much.
If you are enthused by the idea of receiving coffee, do you want whole bean or ground? AND do you have flavors that you like (or definitely hate and never want again)?
All other things being equal, I prefer whole bean to ground. However, neither my partner nor I will pass up good or exciting coffee just because it is ground. (We drink enough coffee that ground coffee never really goes stale in our house, anyway.) Unflavored light and medium roasts are favored in our house (light over medium). I also like spice flavored coffees (cinnamon, pumpkin spice, etc.).
Would you be interested in some very size-inclusive tights? There are Halloween patterns, but also most colours under the sun, and are very comfy.
I do not wear tights or... things one wears with tights. (Skirts? Are they called? I possibly own one somewhere. I definitely have owned more than one in my life.)
What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level?
Yes. I'm in the Southwest, and so are my reference peppers. Things made with fresh medium or hot Hatch green chiles are generally good, as are things made with fresh jalapenos. Things made with fresh habaneros are generally too hot for my liking.
In case anyone else shares a love for adorable tiny plushies, any interest in v soft and cute vegetable/fruit plushies? There are also small animals.
No, thank you.
The Polish Pickup/Indie Pickup is live for wishlisting, and will ship in time for this swap (this year). Anything strike your fancy? (It's not just nail polish...there's jewelry and bath scrubs and wax tarts and all manner of things. It's fun!) https://polishpickup.com/
All lotions, hand creams (minus cuticle oils), and other skin moisturizers are appreciated always. Also, the pumpkin shampoo bar looks cute and fun.
Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/
Probably everything without dill or that could only be used on meat. In particular, though, the berbere would be awesome.
Hayden Evens Art has released some new Halloween and Disney-themed prints and stickers. Do any spark your interest?
Not in particular?
So would you hate or be into more miscreant Halloween vibe decor - like wholesome figurines repainted, creepy dolls, goats with horns, (fake) animal skeletons, things in jars? Is anything too dark, morbid, or recoil worthy?
I don't want actual things in jars, but I'm strangely okay with things that would fall into the "creepy toy" category.
do you use any sorts of semipermanent dyes or do anything fun/wild to your hair? are there any hair products you like?
I actually use garnet/burgandy permanent dyes, though since it's a vivid, it fades faster than I would like (not to mention, I need to do my roots again soon). I would be interested in trying semipermanent dye conditioners in a similar color.
what about skincare? i am pretty into k beauty and am curious if others are interested in any aspects of this.
I had to Google "k beauty." I am not that fancy.
Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.'s Halloween & Fall collection is out (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com/collections/halloween-fall-collection😞 anything you might be interested in?
Not so much. I do not need more bar soap, and I'm not a candle person at all.
are you interested in eco-friendly menstrual products? There are some beautiful gothic print reuseable pads I'm looking at specifically.
Pads, yes, absolutely.
Regarding tea, what type of tea do you prefer? Black tea, green tea, herbal tea? Any type of tea you really don’t enjoy?
I like a lot of different herbals, particularly if it's something that talks about stress or calm or sleepytime. My husband likes a lot of different teas, but he seems to drink more mint-based teas. (Like, we are full up on the amount of green and black tea we will use for a while.)
Bath and Body Works? I know this is a bit of a love em or hate em company, but I really love their foaming hand soaps and scented hand sanitizers and my kids like their body wash, so I'll be placing an order with the next good sale. Anything that catches your eye?
Travel sized lotions and hand creams are always a winner in my book.