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13 Nights of Halloween 2021 edition

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***  Prefer CLEAN makeup / nail polish (clean ingredients) ***    *** fair trade or organic food / tea / coffee / chocolate when possible ***




Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament?

Sure!  I would probably hang it on the wall though?  I don't have a tree.  And it should be good for all year since I display gargoyles/grotesques, bats, skulls/skeletons/bones, corvids, etc. all year.  No pumpkins, witches, zombies, scarecrows, or a lot of orange 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!

As long as it is more bones/ravens/bats/goth and not harvest/orange/pumpkins.


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

I have a fairy.  


Which Harry Potter house are you? 

I am pissed at JKR because transphobe, but I still love Harry Potter, so it's ... difficult.  In the olden days, Pottermore always placed me in Hufflepuff (eew, yellow!  but .. honey badger?  YES HONEY BADGER.)  but on Ravelry in the House Cup group I was a Slytherin (probably because I had made Slytherin things for other people and some snake things, haha.)    Which is hilarious because I'm way more attracted to Gryffindor and Ravenclaw.    I do adore badgers though.  




Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myself soon! 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CaitlinMcCarthyArt -- I like The Faun (Straight out of Pan's Labyrinth.)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BatinYourBelfry -- oooh!  Plague Doctor pin!  The Black Dog Runs at Night (TWIN PEAKS YESSS), Hour of the Wolf pin (OINGO BOINGO!), GHOST STEED PIN, ok, there are a lot.  I added them to my etsy wishlists under stickers, pins, and art.  I love Krampus, Black Philip, Mari Lwyd, etc.   Prefer FRAMED if possible, SILVER colored things... 


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!

Black, silver, purple, blue!  ummmmmmm I'm not sure on length.


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?

It depends -- plied, yes (not a fan of singles.)  Semi solid or gradients.  Fingering (500-600 yards preferred), DK, Worsted, whatev.   I prefer blacks, greys, purples, blues, blurples, blackened red (like MadTosh's Tart), jewel tones.  No neons or pastels.  I have 6/0 beads but I don't make beaded things (with knitting) very often.  O_o   I'm very allergic to acrylic.  ;)   I really prefer merino and silk.    Now, larger beads for bracelet and necklace making is totes different.  I would love beads made from stones (obsidian, rainbow obsidian, labradorite, amethyst, hematite... anything silver, black, purple, blue, green.)


Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons?

Yes, meh, maybe.  Pins for sure.


Do you spend time in the outdoors?

Unfortunately?  It's freaking HOT or freaking COLD here.  Neither of which I enjoy.  Also I have chronic respiratory issues and the smoke is awful here.  I have N95's just to go outside to feed the animals.  I miss the Western side of the state.


Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking?

Yes, but rarely get to do it since I'm staying with family and one of them is a total kitchen / food control freak.





The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything?

Fairytale in Bath Struesel or Sorbetto!  Hex on the Beach bath streusel or Sorbetto!   I've always wanted some of the Clean Slate scrub too!   Other favorite scents are GTFO and Blackbird.  Any of the sorbettos in the sample size is great.  Red Cow bath streusel sounds amazing as well.  And Rice Pudding.  OMG, Man in the Moon!  Queen is Dead!   


The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye?

I love them!!!  Vampire Bat enamel pin and Black Phillip - Autumnal are probably my favorites.  I've had Black Philip on my wishlist for years now, lol.  Vampire Bat looks new!


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 have never tried Zeep!   Bath bombs, bath rocks, whipped soap, sugar whips, and body butter sugar scrubs all sound amazing, assuming no parabens, phthalates, SLS, etc.   I do have a wax burner too!   The scents that sound good to me are:   Boo-nilla Scream, Hocus-Pocus, Jack-O-Lantern, Season of the Witch, Candy Corn Sugar Cookie.  Wax:  Ghost Stories, Haunted Mansion, Halloweentown, Fireside Pumpkin, Candy Corn Cake, Pumpkin Queen, Salem.




Does anyone here like vintage halloween? 
Sometimes - I'm into bats, crows, skeletons - so vintage of those is fine.  I don't care for the vintage cats / moon / people.   Vintage Krampus is perfect.  But y'know, for Yule time.


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?  

I'm not a huge fan of Hocus Pocus but I love the rest (except Beetlejuice -- I like Lydia and other things from the movie, but not Beetlejuice himself, lol.  They did way too good a job of making him hideous.)  NMBC is my fav and I love the Haunted Mansion and Addam's Family.  


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

I'm not too excited about "new car" scent but if, say, it's in a pack with other stuff I like -- like the car jar pack I have on my wishlist from  Yankee Candles then yes.   I like the non-harry potter brand butter beer stuff that comes out around halloween - I might have one a year just for fun (I *rarely* drink carbonated things.)  Meh on novelty candy.


If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)?

I prefer loose leaf tea and I can always use more 32 oz tea brewers that dispense out the bottom, like the ingenuiTEA.


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'll let it up to my 13 Nights curator!  :)


What are your fandoms, if any?

Firefly, NMBC, Doctor Who, LOTR, The Locked Tomb, Labyrinth, Princess Bride, V for Vendetta, Sandman, sooo many more in past blogs that I can't remember off the top of my head.   Witcher, Umbrella Academy... 


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?

I have:  Crow Tarot, Wise Dog Tarot, NMBC, Game of Thrones, Last Unicorn, and a Vampire deck somewhere.  I would love the Dark Wood tarot!  And I'd love a silk tarot bag or charging crystal slabs.


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?)

yes!  all of them!  Especially black moonstone,  moonstone, howlite, carnelian,  sodalite, rose quartz, blue green kyanite, rhodonite, black heart rhodonite, garnet, black opal, mystic merlinite, zebra jasper, crocodile jasper, red tiger's eye, lepidolite, lapis, dragon blood jasper, lemurian crystal, malachite, septarian, ruby kyanite, citrine, ruby, garnierite, rubellite, dumortierite, black kyanite fan, labradorite, spectralite, aqua aura, hematite... anything blue, purple, grey, black, rainbow-y or that has helpful properties.  So like, everything.


I like palm stones, towers, pocket pebbles, spheres, bowls, pendants, beads / holes drilled, cabs, chunks, druzy, everything!


My mom has an etsy store - she makes bags.  Do you love anything from it? 

I love all kinds of project bags, dice bags, bpal bags.  I adore sugar skulls, bats, ravens, anything gothy.   Cotton or canvas with satin lining. Silk.  yesss.  I pick out a lot of the fabric for the store (hence all of the skulls and NMBC and mystic things, so you can see an idea of what I like.)


Let's say you want something knitted.  What are you most interested in?  I have a "make for me" list on Ravelry, lol.

* What colors would you prefer said knitted object in?  black, grey, purple, blue, blurples, greens, blackened reds, jewel tones.  No navy, orange, yellow, brown, cream.

* Stripes, gradient, semi solid, variegated?  Stripy mitts or socks, gradient mitts, shawls, shawlettes, infinity scarves/double cowls.  semi solid is good too.

* What type of yarn would you prefer?  I prefer merino, merino silk, mcs.  mcn is ok.  I love tencel shawls or shawlettes too.


Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies? 

YES.  I would love to try almost anything!!  lawardrop makes spectacular canned goodies too.




How do you feel about oracle decks?

I have a kickstarter one on order - The Knitters Oracle.  Haven't used any other ones but I'm open.


Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)?

yes!  I have only worked with Hecate and Expedite.  Open to any.


Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives)

OMG YES.  Bird & Blend tea, LUSH, Whittard tea, chocolate -- I'll add things to my Amazon wish lists (tea is under beverages, chocolate under snacks, LUSH under bath / body.)  My son loves future primitive's ghost smoke whipped soap!  I hope they make some this year, last year they only did soap and conditioner.


Oh, and are you into astrology?

Not super, as I don't know my birth time.  I've always wanted my chart done accurately.  (Virgo.  Metal dog.)


What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)?

It depends on the shoe!  Most fluevogs women's 12 or larger except a couple styles that are 11.  Most other unisex type shoes are probably men's 9, women's 11.  Women's shoes are probably a 12.  So weird because I was a women's 10 forever and all of my 10's still fit me?    I'm probably wide since my feet are swollen - kidney issues, whee.


Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters?

Nah.  Graphic novel compendiums are great and I have some on my amazon wish list but they're $$$.


Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre?

OF COURSE.  Witche's Cross pocket pebble, moonstone, black moonstone, howlite, carnelian,  sodalite, rose quartz, blue green kyanite, rhodonite, black heart rhodonite, garnet, black opal, mystic merlinite, zebra jasper, crocodile jasper, red tiger's eye, lepidolite, lapis, dragon blood jasper, lemurian crystal, malachite, septarian, ruby kyanite, citrine, ruby, garnierite, rubellite, dumortierite, black kyanite fan.  Any of the spheres, palm stones, pocket pebbles, or whatever!    (I have spider's web obsidian, velvet obsidian, shungite, fluorite, selenite, black tourmaline.  I can always use more obsidian though, especially the flat scrying mirrors or crescent moon shape, they're just kind of spendy.  I love towers too, but again they're probably out of the price range for this swap.)


Would love to try Velvet Void, It Wasn't Just a Phase, Occultism.  There are tons of other things I'd love too but my wish list there seems to have disappeared -- I logged in and checked, has all of my orders but my wish list is gone.  argh!


What's your favorite flower(s)?

Pretty much everything purple, blue, black, and super fragrant?  (or white for a moonlight garden, also fragrant.)  I like tulips and bearded irises in the spring (same colors), lilacs, grandiflora / floribuna / rugosa / tea roses (must be my fav colors AND/OR super fragrant, lol.)  Lavender of all kinds.  Star gazer lilies.  


What's you favorite woodland creature?



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)?

It's ok if they're shipped separately as long as I know not to open them.  


Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape? 

I like really large pleated ones, I don't think I've had a dome shaped.  I prefer ties over ear elastics as those never fit me.


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?

So I *just* started doing a new face regimen with products from The Ordinary so I kind of want to stick with their things for a while and see how they work.  I have their cleanser and so many serums.


Anything from here?  ChocolateStorybook on Etsy

any of the cake / vanilla / classic / cottontail / unicorn / blue raspberry -- I added to etsy wishlist under noms.


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?


All Soul's Night - molten marshmallow blobs on scorched sticks, plumes of woodsmoke, and hot, glowing campfire embers on a cool autumn night.

Calm the Fuck Down (essential oil blend) - lavender, vanilla, ylang ylang, bergamot, aged dark patchouli.  (would be nice in atmosphere spray too)

Tabac - fresh tobacco leaves, unlit pipe tobacco, blonde tobacco absolute.


Mr Hex:  

Catto Va-meow-ah (Tobacco Vanille - Tom Ford type)

Witch's Mew (Yankee Candle - Witch's Brew type)




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?

If it's super special, sure!  I do love flavored coffee so if you have any whole beans from your local special coffee shop I would try some!  Dark roast.  Cinnamon, Irish cream, orange chocolate, hazelnut, black forest.  When I lived in Toronto I would always go into second cup for Irish cream!  And when visiting upstate new york (well, business more than visit) I stayed in a hotel across from an awesome coffee shop that had the best chocolate orange and Black Forest, so I brought home beans.


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? 

Always!  I can't think of anything specific but I love love love ren faires and shopping at them.  Sometimes I buy buttons, torcs, leather goods, rings, etc.  I get a lovely metal rose at the Colorado Ren Faire.  (I collect nice roses made of different materials like leather or metal.)  I got purple horns at one in Maryland.  (shrug)  

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?

HONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   I love dill pickles.  ALL THE DILL PICKLES.  And dill pickled garlic.   I do love flavored basalmic vinegar (white or natural), especially if it's super thick.  I have orange and huckleberry from one of our local vinegar peeps.  (no oils please.)   No bar soap.  Bath bombs and other products are welcome as long as they are clean (no SLS / parabens / phthalates, etc. etc.)  My dogs would love dog treats.


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

Don't have a preference. 


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?

My goodreads and amazon book wish list should tell you.  *wink*   prefer ebooks (strong preference to .mobi but I can do .epub if necessary) unless I posted them on my wishlist as hard copy or whatnot.    Mostly epic fantasy with some urban fantasy and sci-fi thrown in.  A little cyberpunk.  


Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters? 

Mmmmmmm infusion kits and samples of alcohol would be awesome.  I had a big list of samples I wanted to try on one of my older blog posts.




Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)?

Bar soap, candles of unknown quality (sihaya ones seem ok for me, but I have major chronic respiratory issues and inexpensive candles seem to exacerbate my symptoms), anything with food color, corn syrup, added msg, artificial sweeteners (other than stevia.)  I try to only do fair trade /organic /  ethical chocolate.  There is a list of good chocolate companies at the ethical chocolate link and I have a ton on my amazon snacks list too.  Ummmm no acrylic yarn; any yarn you find at a big box craft store is probably not something I want - sorry!  I have like 1,000+ skeins of yarn so I am uber picky.  I think I'm overloaded on lip balm right now.  


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 have tons of prints on my etsy and amazon wishlist under artwork lists.  What I really need though are FRAMES.  I have sooo many prints from Brian Serway that I haven't had a chance to hang yet because I am out of 8x10 matted frames and I don't have an income right now, so frames are kind of a non priority.  So if you send a print and it isn't framed, it will go into hibernation with the rest of my non framed art.  :(   I have lots of knitting patterns on my ravelry wishlist but ... I haven't been knitting lately and I have over 14k patterns.  But of course I do always want to knit the new stuff that just came out because dorky brain.  And then none of my 1k skeins of yarn will be right for it and I'll need new yarn!  It is known!


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.

Nope.  Unless you count my dogs, they both sleep under the covers with me and are pretty much my platonic life partners.  I'm also currently living with my parents (in their late 70's), my son (early 30's) and his friend who is on this forum (their alias here is chase.)  We also have goats, sheep, and pigs.  The pigs especially think they are special and people.  (lots of photos on my instagram.)


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! 

I already have a post in that thread and linked in my sig.  I also have a wishlist on my google docs destash page that is probably updated more frequently.  *blush*


If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms?

Death and Delirium (Sandman), The Goblin King natch (Labyrinth), The Man in Black / Westley (Princess Bride) but Inigo is awesome too.  Kind of equally V and Evie from V for Vendetta.  Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice.  Jack and Zero from Nightmare Before Christmas.  Toothless from How to Train your Dragon.  Demogorgon from Stranger Things.  Everyone from Firefly but especially Wash I guess (I have his dinosaurs.  We do make cunning hats tho.)  Hmmm 10th doctor.   Loki (MCU.)   Gideon (Locked Tomb.)  Legolas / Arwen / Strider (LOTR.)   Geralt & Ciri.  (Witcher)   Klaus (Umbrella Academy.)   Krampus (does he count as a fandom?)   Black Philip (again... does he count?  lol.)   Agent Cooper and his coffee!  (Twin Peaks)  The Unicorn (Last Unicorn)   Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland)     Orlando Bloom in everything.  Ewan McGregor in Moulin Rouge (but not with the hair cut in Star Wars, lol.)   You can probably tell some of them by looking through my wishlists. 



Do you have an Amazon link?  Can you post it?? 

yep, it's in my sw help signature link and I posted it again here:  https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/OITDSSITKNDN?ref_=wl_share

if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry?  If so, what’s your user name there??

yep, misstwilight:  https://www.ravelry.com/people/misstwilight




I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery. 

Not unless they are super delicious.  My mom made a big batch of fire cider once and labeled it as "caution, may make you puke" so no one would drink it.  hahaha.  We do make our own elderberry syrup (elderberries, honey, apple cider vinegar) so I'm totally not opposed in the slightest to home made remedies and supplements.


Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts?

It depends on the scent of hair gloss and bath oil!  *wink*   I'm going to pass on the t-shirts though, I destashed all of my women's babydoll ones (xxl was too small) and I don't like men's / unisex t-shirts.





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

As long as it's mostly black, purple, etc. with no orange.  :D  ALL THE SUGAR SKULLS AND BATS.


Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about?

dogs:  I avoid anything sourced or produced in china because of all of the things found in dog treats / food that come through.  I do try to do grainless and avoid legumes as well.  Dried liver or homemade cookies with nut butters and pumpkin (make sure your nut butters do not have any xylitol or artificial sweeteners!)  

pigs/goats/sheep:  They're good.  They get lots of things from our garden and a lot of leftover fruit and veggie scraps along with their grain/hay.


how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox)

They don't bother me but they really aren't my style either.  I do have some butterflies in a shadowbox sort of frame (completely sealed) that I got in Panama in 1981 or 1982 or so.  Death's Head Hawkmoth might be cool.   I recently beheld a "tarantula moth" at our house - he was so cute!  (Polyphemus moth - Giant Silk moth!)


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?

I will *always* choose bat over cat but please do not send me mugs unless they are on my wishlist!  I am drowning in mugs!  I collect the Starbucks City Mugs (although I would prefer the ornament or demitasse size for space reasons) but mostly to drink out of I prefer 18-20 oz mugs (stainless / ceramic) with a lid to keep out the dog hair.  




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? 

I had to go back and look at what I posted for aversions.  None!  :lol:   It's just that I prefer stuff I can re-use (wrapping paper / bags) or can have out all year.  I use my NMBC shopping bags all freaking year at the grocery store, for example.   :D   And I have skulls / skeletons / bats / ravens / gargoyles / grotesques up all year.  Not really into witches, spiders, black cats, zombies, or any harvest-y things (fall leaves, pumpkins, orange, corn, scarecrows, etc.)  Tim Burton-esque is very much my style with black and white/purple crooked lines, black swirl-y hills, etc.  


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 haven't worn eyeshadow for the past four years (I rarely ever leave the house) but .... I do love some smoky eye and gothy colors.




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?

ALL OF THE KIT KATS.  I can get green tea and cranberry nut ones here but any other flavors!  yas!  I also collect Starbucks City Mugs so if they have any Japanese mugs in that style, would love!  Japanese incense!  Origami paper!  All the things!


there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes?  

I have a bunch of t-shirts on my amazon universal wishlist under clothing.  The largest women's size (2x?)  Their socks don't fit me unless they've started carrying men's sizes.  Honestly their shipping is SUPER slow so I don't know that you would have time to order.


Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like?  https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/fall-lineup-2021

I have always wanted to try Ghost Puffs and I have an empty Candy Corn bottle that is amazing!

Ghost Puffs:  Bubbling Scrub, Eau de Parfum, Butterbombs, REFRESHER SPRAYS!  Lip balm (Ghost Kisses!)  

Candy Corn candy bowl perfume.

The Amethyst and Tranquility butter bombs sound good too.




Could you use a journal or sketchbook? 

No, I don't write - my hands don't work well at writing.  I am however trying to start painting (which is funny when I can't write legibly) and I might be able to use some nice watercolor pads and a watercolor set.  Or maybe watercolor pens?  (I have lots of brushes.)  I could also use a starter set of oils.  


Do you need BPAL storage?  Imps?  Bottles? 

Nope, I'm destashing so much that I've been giving away my bottle storage boxes.  I'm probably going to sell all of my imps and ammo cases as well.   (major respiratory... skin breaking out from perfume... too lazy to change my scent locket all the time...)


Do you wear socks?  What kind?  No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee?  Fibers?

Hardly ever.  Bare feet and sandals the majority of the year except for boots when I go out to feed the animals in the winter (snow from Nov - Feb at LEAST, sometimes September - April.)  However, I could use a bunch of nice no show or ankle black cotton.  Inexpensive in a pack is totally fine.


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 think most of the tea and snacks I like would be much too expensive to fill up a box as packing material!  :lol:  Unless you can find a ton of the "iced tea" tea candy (I usually get it at an international market in the Seattle area, DK Market.  I have a hard time finding any in the Spokane area but maybe I just haven't found the right place) - it's super light, I put it in my swaps and sales.  


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...?

What are wrist fans?   I want to go with you!  A tie dye beach dress could be fun but it would need to be like a size 22.  black, purple.


How do you feel about fancy marshmallows?

They're ok.  I haven't been impressed by any that I've tried.  But if you could make rose or lavender, I'd be down.  Or clove!





We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour? 

Sweet over sour.  Don't really care about shapes too much.  Usually I just get the Black Forest organic gummy bears at Costco or Wine Gums from World Market.  If I splurge and get weird shapes and flavors, I'll soak them in vanilla vodka or something.


Anything from these Etsy shops? 

Kodiak Sea Charms




Halloween Hill Studio

too pumpkin-y, not enough bat


Grave Markings

meh, glow in the dark moon is ok.  


What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop? 

too spendy.




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.

I would love more bound bundles and some dried leaves!


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?

Yesssssssss all of them plus lavender and vervain if there any.


I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest?

Hello, yes.  ALL THE GARLIC.  And Onions.


Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like.

ALL THE FEATHERS but especially peacock tail.


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) 

If it is shelf stable, sure!


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!  I love unusual vodkas.




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)

YES ALL THE BATS although really I have no use for a keychain or hand sanitizer dispenser but it's so cute!


If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in?

I don't really have people to play with very often but I have Unstable Unicorns Control & Chaos (from the kickstarter, not the regular game), Exploding Kittens NSFW version, Talisman (god, that's ancient - I played it before my son was born and he's 31!)  I have some games on my amazon wishlist but not very many since ... out in the middle of nowhere, no one to play with except when I can convince my mom and son to play with me.





Not especially.



No, I don't really do magazines unless I want a specific knitting pattern and there is NO other way to get it.


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)?

Whole bean or k-cups.  I hate Green Mountain k-cups and most el-cheapo ones.  I love Peets, Tim Hortons, Dutch Bros, Deathwish Coffee k-cups.  For bean, I love Vivace from Seattle (either of their roasts is fine but I always tend towards the ones described as caramel-y or foody and the darker the better), I can do Starbucks small blends/special blends, some seasonal blends, and Sumatra.  (Right now I'm drinking Casi Cielo and I have some Anniversary blend from over a year ago, lol.  We just found the grinder so most of my beans are really old but so far they seem fine.  shrug.)   I've found some chocolate orange, black forest, irish cream, and other flavors that I like at coffee shops - (but never the ones from the grocery store or bulk bins.  They SMELL good and I'm always tempted but the coffee I make with them is always nasty.)   I'm totally open to trying your favorites.  I'll drink medium and blonde too, dark is just my go to.





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.

Not right now, I'm about to start physical therapy, seeing a dietician, etc. and am hoping to lose like 100 lbs, lol.  So no new clothes until I am at a new weight!  (except t-shirts and hoodies, I don't mind if those are too big.)


What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level?

I like habanero and jalapeno level heat occasionally and I add sour cream if too hot.  Chutneys that is harder to do, so maybe way less heat on those.  I do love pepper jellies but my dad made like 50 jars of it last time (kind of the bronco berry arby's style) so I'm good for a while but if it's a specialty of yours I would still love to try it!  I think I have one jar of plum chutney left so I'm getting low.  I was thinking of making some peach but ... not sure yet.  I adore spicy dill pickles too, especially with lots of garlic!  Dill pickled anything really -- carrots, beans, whatev.

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.

My dogs would totally steal them.  I do adore tiny goth amigurumi and plushes - egyptian, cthulhu, equines of all sorts, baphomet, black philip...  I like the super dark but cuddly.  (like the squishables!!)


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/

I could use some really good nail strengtheners since my right thumb nail is splitting and won't freaking stop; it's down in the nail bed so I can't cut past the split.  I like shimmery and holographic polish but no glitter as I have a hard time getting that off.  Only five (seven) free polishes please - I looked through the ingredients and the ones I listed below seem to be ok.  Some of the polish on that site is definitely NOT... found some nice colors that contain Ferrocyanide and/or Camphor and/or Toluene.   Since I am really picky about clean ingredients, I didn't even look at the other bath and body.

* Ring magnet

* Paint It Pretty Polish | Party At The Castle

* Whatcha | Night Of Mischief

* EDK | Halloween's Finest Trick or Treaters




Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/

yes, all the things.  


Hayden Evens Art has released some new Halloween and Disney-themed prints and stickers.  Do any spark your interest?

I'll look through and add any to my art / sticker etsy list if I find any.


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?

ALL THE GOATS WITH HORNS AND ANIMAL SKELETONS (real or not real.)  No room for things in jars and no creepy dolls kthx.  I don't really have room for figurines either... mostly for stuff that hangs on doors or walls really.  


do you use any sorts of semipermanent dyes or do anything fun/wild to your hair? are there any hair products you like?

I shave the sides and backs of my head, bleach my hair, dye it bright colors... or just dye it blue or violet black or a wine-red.   I love Aveda hair products and Artic Fox hair colors (bright purples, blues, and wine-reds.)


what about skincare? i am pretty into k beauty and am curious if others are interested in any aspects of this.

Right now I'm using The Original serums and cleanser.  




Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.'s Halloween & Fall collection is out (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com/collections/halloween-fall-collection😞 anything you might be interested in?

Black No. 1
Michigan Moonglow
Once Bitten
Zombie Repellent


These all sound good.  I would take candles or soap in all of them.  (I KNOW I SAID NO BAR SOAP BUT.)


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 think I covered this already but I drink mostly black tea.  Sometimes herbal (my Breathe Easy and Throat Coat or Aveda Tea/Licorice Mint.)  Very occasionally green (especially Jasmine.)  I do not like rooibos, mate, or pu erh.  White tea is ok.  I like matcha but I mostly purchase the matcha packets that you shake up with water because I don't have a milk steamer or the whisk/bowl things that go with matcha.  (mmmm matcha lattes.)  I love bubble tea too but not sure if that counts here.  :D  Mostly lavender milk, rose milk, jasmine milk, or honey milk.  Tapioca pearls ftw.




are you interested in eco-friendly menstrual products? There are some beautiful gothic print reuseable pads I'm looking at specifically.

I keep hoping mine will just totally stop.  I'd be down with trying some reusable pads or a cup.




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?

Too many unclean ingredients in their body care.  I don't mind the wall flowers but I have a ton because I don't use them very often.   The Marshmallow and Fireside roomspray is a yes.   Would love that in a wall flower too.




I'm making homemade applesauce this weekend with apples I picked last weekend. I'm going to try my hand at canning for the first time (got my mom, the experienced canner, on speed dial lol) If I succeed would you like a jar?

If it's unsweetened, sure!




How do you feel about sniffies?

Meh.  I would like at LEAST a little bit of 'fume to skin test.

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