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2021 13 Nights of Halloween post II

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Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament?

Yes please!! 


Are there any collage artists in the mix?   I would LOVE to curate one of spooky autumn goodness if my person were to be interested!

Um, no but this sounds lovely? 


Have you seen the Dragon con list?  & would any of them appeal to you?

Yes!  The vanilla wafer and peach sounds intriguing and even an imp would be awesome!  




Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myself soon!     No, not really 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!   Sadly, just chopped all my hair off so, thank you but no! 


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?  Always!  I love all weights except lace, all colors, love beads, and I'm not fond of mohair.  Angora is my most lusted after fiber but uber expensive like quivit so yeah......


Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons?  Stickers!!  Yay!! 


Do you spend time in the outdoors?   Yes, in the summer we hang out at a campsite with our friends and family on the weekends, and we have an older travel trailer that we will be replacing with a newer model in the next 5-7 years to travel with upon hubby's retirement (in 7-10 years or so)


Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking?  Yes, very much, especially baking.  I much prefer doing stuff from scratch over box stuff





The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything?  Anything in Once for Yes, Twice for No, prefer sample sizes 


The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye?  No thank you! 


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?  Boo-Nilla Scream in the Body Butter/Sugar Scrub or Body Meringue would be awesome! 




Does anyone here like vintage halloween?   Not really my thing.........



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It seems like a lot of shops’ Halloween lines have items related to the same standard fandoms, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Beetlejuice, Addams Family, etc.  Do any of those (or other ones) particularly resonate with you?   Not really........


How do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever.   Fun! 



If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)?   I drink both bags and looseleaf, and do you think you could talk the gargoyles into bringing me some?  I do love me some gargoyles.......



Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price?  Dealers Choice!  Yeah, I know this probably doesn't help, but honestly just try and have fun with it 



What are your fandoms, if any?


Star Wars, especially the droids


Calvin and Hobbes

La Femme Nikita (USA tv series version)

Eeyore from Disney


Do you collect things like tarot decks?  If so do you have a wish list or a list of ones you already have?  Would you like a silk tarot bag?  No, and yes.  I have a very special tarot that a very dear friend designed and a silk bag would be awesome!! 


Do you like rocks/crystals?  What colors / kinds?  Would you like them with holes drilled (either as a pendant - you'd need to stick a bale in, or a bead?)  I adore beads and crystals, especially semiprecious stones; my colors are golds and bronzes and reds, and then deep greens and blues.  Drilled, beads, or to be heaped in a bowl, all work 


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.   (yes, we have harry potter things.  We bought most of it before JKR showed herself to be a twat since we buy lots of bolts at the same time - yes, we have a whole room stuffed full of fabric.)  Twi knows what I like from here.....and, I have stuff favorited from it in my Etsy.  Easy peasy 


Let's say you want something knitted.  What are you most interested in?  (hat, fingerless mitts, scarf, shawl, cowl, infinity scarf, shawlette, gnome, doily, coffee mug cozy, talisman bag, dice bag, soap sack, washcloth (I have a pattern with the leviathan cross for bpal), amigurumi / toy, bracelet, cuff, necklace, other?)   (Can you link to a photo of what you envision or a pattern on ravelry?  Or put it on pinterest or something if you have that.)  

* What colors would you prefer said knitted object in? 

* Stripes, gradient, semi solid, variegated?

* What type of yarn would you prefer?  ("wool", BFL, merino, merino/silk, merino/silk/cashmere, merino/cashmere, just silk, just cashmere, tencel (non-animal, plant based), other?   I also have non-dyed organic wool (mill spun) from our own sheep - finnsheep and shetland.  The finnsheep is dark brown (sun bleached black sheep from Sarge and our two black ewes we can't tell apart so they're ewe 1 and ewe 2) or a lighter silvery beige (from freckles) and the shetland is white.  (we just call her shetland.  They're mom's sheep, she should have named them, lol.)  Most of my stripy yarn is either merino or merino cashmere.)

You can check out some of my finished projects on Ravelry if you like (click on the project for more photos)  (I'll have to make a list of which items are available  because I knit a lot of things and then just put them in a cabinet and gift or sell them.)

I'm deazinn on Ravelry and have a ton of info on there.  Feel free to stalk me, all the info you need is there.  Seriously, info overload, have fun!! 


Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies?  (just erase the ones you don't want when you answer to make it easy?)

(see list in this post under spoiler because long)

dried honeycrisps

vanilla peach jam



How do you feel about oracle decks?  Not for me 


Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)?  I'm not learned enough yet, so no thank you 


Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives)  I adore Thornton's Alpine bars, Cadbury's caramallow bars, and Liberty of London fabric


Oh, and are you into astrology?  Yes, I am; I am a Scorpio born on 11/09


What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)?  Youth or Big Kids size 4 


Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters?  Yes, I currently am lemming Firefly and the Anne Bonny comics.  And later issues of The Accelerators.  Poke me if you need issue numbers 


Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre?  No, thank you


What's your favorite flower(s)?  Carnations, and Sterling Silver roses 


What's you favorite woodland creature?  Moose are my absolute favorites, but I pretty much love all critters; deer and fox are especially fascinating as are birds of all types.  But moose are my jam


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)?  Whatever's easiest for you! 


Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape?   Yes!  Either shape is fine, I wear both depending on the day 


I have a literal stockpile of skincare products.  Can I interest you in cleanser, sheet masks, moisturizer, sample things etc etc.?  Or a general pampering package? What is your skin type?  No, thank you 


Anything from here?  ChocolateStorybook on Etsy  No


I have been enjoying the incense from here hand-dipped incense sticks | Hexennacht and here Hand-dipped incense sticks | Mr. Hex (mr-hex.com)  Any thing interesting from either site?  I don't burn incense as my husband is allergic.  Thanks 



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?  Yes, but I'm picky.  I like ground, to go in a kcup.  Dark or medium roast, with flavors of chocolate, vanilla, or cinnamon.  My very most favorite coffee ever has all three flavors.  A 1/4 lb is plenty cause I don't drink coffee often 



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? Local honey, embroidered ribbons, handspun yarn, cool tshirts (unisex large or womens 2X)


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?  Dog treats would be awesome, honey, and kosher dill pickles would be great! 


Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies? Again, dealers choice! 


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?  Amazon list and previous blog entries should cover it all 


Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters? My husband would love it!! 



Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)?  dirty socks, half eaten food, skunk sprayed things?? 


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? Whatever speaks to you is fine! 


Any significant other or other special person? Like if I wanted to send you specialty cocoa for a date night, would that be OK? I am making up the cocoa part, but you get my drift.  A date night offering would be awesome!!  My husband and I have been together for 37 years and married 34 and we love to do special things together 


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! If you go to a computer my links are there in my signature.  I'm going to figure out how to put them in a separate blog post


If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms? Ummmmm.....poke me if you really need this?? 



Do you have an Amazon link?  Can you post it?? In my signature 

if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry?  If so, what’s your user name there??  Yep, I'm deazinn over there as well 



I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery.   Never heard of such a thing, but I'd love to try some! 


Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts?  Yes!!  I have the items I'd love in my wishlist in my signature link 



So partner, would you be interested in a Frankenbag done in Halloween prints?  Yes please 


Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about?  She's a heavy chewer and allergic to chicken 


how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox)  It would be beautiful and I'd be honored 


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?  Bat! 



If you mentioned aversions to any common Halloween decor items (skeletons, witches, spiders, etc.), how encompassing is that? Specifically, is a "kid friendly" drawing of that same item on a piece of decor (like, a book cover or wrapping paper) still a preferred pass?  Nope, that would be fine.  It's just the realistic type spider stuff that freaks me out.  I actually really love spider webs 

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)?  Yes, either would be awesome thank you 



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?  I love and use fans; Small Starbucks items are fun; scraps of fabrics that are Japanese are awesome and I'd love to try and sew with some sometime; small batch gluten free soy sauce; chopsticks


there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes?  Ummmm....sizes you have, surprise me? 


Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like? https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/fall-lineup-2021  Nope, I don't think so right now 



Could you use a journal or sketchbook? No cause my husband would bean me.  Have you SEEN my collection?  


Do you need BPAL storage?  Imps?  Bottles? I'm pretty good right now......


Do you wear socks?  What kind?  No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee?  Fibers?  I wear socks all the time.  I'd really love a couple pair of heavy white cotton bobby socks.  My favorite socks are bombas ankles socks, but they are kinda pricey.  I wear size small.  Going into winter I need the ankle socks though.  


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!  It's so stinking hot here right now that I'm kinda scared anything chocolate (my favorite) would melt.  I like snack size portions of peanuts and smoked almonds, sahale honey glazed almonds, sugar free jerky; I love teas of all kinds EXCEPT with a licorace, anise or earl grey/bergamot taste.  


I'm going down the Shore for a few days! Any treats you'd like from a cute beach town- salt water taffy? Fudge? Wrist fans? Tie-dye beach dress...?  No taffy; I love fudge - chocolate, chocolate walnut or peanut butter; a tie dye beach dress would be awesome!  Either in greys/purples or in autumns/greens 


How do you feel about fancy marshmallows?  I don't really like marshmallows, sorry 



We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour?  Not a gummy person any more, sorry!! 


Anything from these Etsy shops? Kodiak Sea Charms (no) , Halloween Hill Studio (no) , Grave Markings (candy corn earrings)


What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop?  No, thank you!! 



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.  Dried leaves for tea or cooking please!! 


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?  Yes please, any you care to share!  


I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest?  Again, yes please! 


Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like.  While I would adore some peacock feathers, I'm still putting together my home from my move so, right now, sorry, no.  


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)  Yes!! 


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?  Yes to both please!  



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