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Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament?

 

Certainly!

 

 

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!

 

No

 

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

 

No

 

Which Harry Potter house are you

 

Potterverse is not one of my fandoms 

 

 Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myself soon! 

 

They are both great. Prints or bookmarks, I don't do pins or stickers.



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! 

 

Those sound lovely, but I will probably never wear them

 

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 would! Anything in earth or jewel tones, any weight. Beads could be fun! No navy, I beg you. 



Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons?

 

I like them, but they sit unused in a drawer until I give them away.

 

Do you spend time in the outdoors?

 

In the beforetimes I did, but with the extra work in the hospital and parental caregiving, I don't leave the house except for work and errands.

 

Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking?

 

I do all the cooking and baking in the family, and I mostly do it from scratch. Sometimes I even enjoy it. It's mostly vegan (some dairy).

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8/13/21

 

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

 

G.O.A.T. and Nightwalker in bar soap, sorbetto and sugar scrub

 

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

 

I like pins in theory, but in practice I never use them

 

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?

 

No

 

8/14/21

 

Does anyone here like vintage halloween? 
 

Examples:

 

9-A58-DE22-E780-4-B27-A9-B0-EE073-DEE7-C C3305-EE3-8496-4910-82-ED-63-BB55746819. FB34-B810-6-DDC-41-E0-89-C1-544-B17-FEEA E1409-A39-568-D-4127-9673-5-B872-F132-A0 105-C3878-9884-4-D07-A215-A31-DFAE3511-D

 

Yes!

 

 

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?  

 

Nightmare Before Christmas (most of Burton's early work, really), Addams Family, Beetlejuice

 

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

 

I prefer more natural scents. A lot o the more artificial give me a headache, although I like the *idea* of them

 

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

 

I do like tea, although I generally only drink herbal tea when I am ill when I am ill or in need of serious comfort, I prefer my caffeine injection in coffee form.  The exception is chai and TJ's concentrate is probably my favorite. Oregon and Tazo concentrates are swill, IMNSHO. Loose leaf preferred.

 

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'm mostly pretty open,maybe one or two significant (I don't want to say 'expensive') gifts and the others less...substantial? Not sure of the exact wording here, because I want to de-emphasize money spent.

 

 

What are your fandoms, if any?

 

NBC is probably my major fandom, with an emphasis on Jack, or Jack and Sally. Addams family. Earlier this year I discovered Vizziepop and Hazbin Hotel and Helluva Boss and have fallen in love (they're free on youtube and i you haven't seen them yet, drop what you are doing and watch them *right now*. Beetlejuice.

 

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?

 

Let's say I wouldn't mind starting a collection, although I currently only have two (the Arthurian Tarot by John and Caitlin Matthews and the Marseille deck). A bag would be bonus.

 

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 do. Tiger's Eye, amber, hematite are favorites. Beads or drilled, I'm open.

 

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.)

 

I like the dark magic and NBC fabrics, I'm always on the lookout for project bags. Makeup bags/pencil holder style work, too.

 

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.)

 

Mitts. Shoulder shrugs. I don't really wear scarves or knit caps. Amigurumi and knit jewelry. There's several in my ravelry queue (psuke is my handle) and pinterest (diana rect) for a general aesthetic sense.

 

I'm open to most colors and fibers. I'm a sucker for variegated and tweeded.

 

 

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)

 

Most of those sound amazing, but the apple crisps are most likely to get eaten. We don't do alcohol or jam.

 

8/15/21

 

 

How do you feel about oracle decks?

 

They can be amazingly beautiful, but I've not really used any.

 

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

 

I want to say yes, I'd like to begin practicing again, but atm they'd probably languish in a corner of a closet.

 

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

 

Not to try, but I'd love an industrial size jar of marmite. It's suddenly unavailable where I am except through Amazon Dash and I think that service is garbage.

 

Oh, and are you into astrology?

 

Rob Brezsny's Astrology yes.

 

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

 

size 7.5 with socks. 7 for sandals or shoes worn without socks.

 

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

 

I seem to have lost my Jhonen Vasquez collection. Aside from that...I am totally out of the loop. I' open but would have no idea what to ask for,

 

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

 

No

 

What's your favorite flower(s)?

 

Rose, tuberose, jasmine, lilies

 

What's you favorite woodland creature?

 

I'm not sure I have one. Foxes, hedgehogs, chipmunks, rabbits, wolves, skunks...I like them all.

 

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 is easiest for my pumpkinator.

 

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

 

I have a couple of masks, already, thank you

 

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?

 

I'm very fussy about face care, and I am now limited to eczema care lotions so safest to avoid those.

 

Anything from here?  ChocolateStorybook on Etsy

 

Interesting. The fruit flavors and maybe the bubblegum.

 

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?

 

Dark Patchouli, Egyptian Musk, Fleur Blanches, Red Musk, Santal. Similar scents. Nothing with a lot of bakery or candy smells.


8/16

 

 

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?

 

I would love some coffee! Ground, please - fine. Not turkish, just fine. I'm a dark roast kind of gal. Flavored is fine, especially a fall seasonal blend.

 

8/17/21

 

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? 

 

I'm a Ren Fair fan - so, almost anything, really.

 

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, flavored oils and vinegars, shower frindly bath stuff (no bathtub here, alas). Also, vegatarian friendly

 

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

 

Either works 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 have a broad reading interest, mostly these days I read fantasy/scifi...I'd be most interested in old skool 60/70/80 female authors. Ursula K LeGuin, Katherine Kurtz, Jane Yolen sort of thing. Cathrynne Valente is an exception - I own Palimpsest and Radiance, and read Orphan Takesbut most of the rest of her ouevre is wide open. I love Pratchett and Gaiman, but have either read of own most of their stuff. I also loved the Rivers of London series, anything else by Ben Aaaronvitch is fair game.

 

ebook or physical is fine. And used is good.

 

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

 

I don't drink.

 

8/18/21

 

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

 

No

 

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 prefer large prints to small prints. I like chintz better than calico, if that makes sense.

 

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.

 

No SO, no date nights

 

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 scent cabinet is already pretty full. I wouldn't mind a decant of The Sun Rising as the one I bought broke in shipping.

 

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

 

As far as artistic representations go - I love Jack Skellington best of the NBC crew. Anything Addams Family, no favorites. Anything by Jhonen Vasquez (Filler Bunny excepted), dog suit Gir or Gaz from Zim.

 

8/19/21

 

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

 

I don't. I have an etsy wishlist, which should give an idea of what I like

 

https://www.etsy.com/people/drect?ref=hdr_user_menu-profile


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

 

I am and I am - I'm noraknickers there

 

8/20/21

 

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

 

Maybe a small bottle. I'm the only member of the household who can handle spice.

 

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

 

Nothing scent-wise. There was, once upon a time, a trick or treat tshirt set....and the glitter orange Trick t-shirt would be bonus. Otherwise I have too many heavy black tshirts as it is.

 

8/21/21

 

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

 

Sure!

 

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

 

My cat furbabies have too many food quirks for anything edible - except greenies. Toys are ok

 

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

 

Ok if it is small, I don't have a lot of display space

 

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?

 

*tosses coin*

Bat

 

8/22/21

 

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 don't really have a hard nope on anything.

 

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 don't wear makeup

 

8/23/21

 

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?

 

kitkats! I'm open to most flavors. Vegan/vegetarian furikake?

 

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

 

The spider/pumpkin plushie, or the Boo Sheet tshirt in women's relaxed medium

 

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

 

Bubbling Scrub in Persephone's Descent, Pumpkin Queen or Blood Orange Marshmallow

 

8/24/21

 

Could you use a journal or sketchbook? 

 

I can always use journals and sketchbooks, provided they are 8.5×11/5×7 or

thereabouts.

 

Do you need BPAL storage?  Imps?  Bottles? 

 

Oh, yes, I can definitely use more storage. For imps *and* bottles.

 

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

 

Yes, I wear socks. I like calf length or longer...natural fivers are boss, but I'm not over picky.

 

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! 

 

If you want to fill my box will Reese's Pieces or mini dark chocolate peanut butter cups,

I won't complain. Smarties, either. No candy corn, unless they are art, not edible.

 

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...?

 

Bitchin' Camaro is now stuck in my head...

All of those sound fantastic, although I have only a vague idea what a wrist fan is.

 

How do you feel about fancy marshmallows?

 

Depends on the kind of fancy. The handmade kind dipped in chocolate and nuts

is good. Fruity flavored or whatever, not as much.

 

8/25/21

 

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

 

Yes. The answer is yes. Especially Haribo, but I'll eat them all.

 

Anything from these Etsy shops? Kodiak Sea CharmsHalloween Hill StudioGrave Markings

 

The Halloween Hill prints, or the Bat, Lucifer Sigil earrings from Grave Markings.

Not from Kodiak.

 

What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop? 

 

Any string dolls or plushies.

 

 

8/27/21

 

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.

 

Definitely!

 

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 grow my own of these, so I'm good.

 

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

 

Yes!

 

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

 

Hmmmm, maybe some goose? Or any that could be used for quill pens.

 

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) 

 

Sounds intriguing. I love pesto.

 

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

 

8/28/21

 

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)

 

That's adorable, but I use spray sanitizer 

 

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

 

No tabletop games

 

8/29/21

 

 DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES? 

 

Not my genre

 

DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING?

 

I love them

 

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)?

 

I think I answered the whole bean/ground before, but ground, please. If it's being ground whenwhen purchased, fine grind. But preground flavored is ok, too. I'm not big on maple flavored...or straight cinnamon. But pumpkin spice or other baking/ seasonal flavors are fine.

 

8/30/21

 

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.

 

Tights? No.

 

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

 

Sure! Mild to medium spice level.
 

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.

 

How tiny? If they are very tiny, (wallet size or smaller) then yes.

 

 

8/31/21

 

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

 

I like spice blends of all kinds. I'm willing to be surprised. 

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

 

The Halloween prints look fun. Especially the Addams Family, and Nightmare Before

Christmas

 

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?

 

That all sounds fun. Possibly nothing too body horror, but otherwise open.

 

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

 

I don't have time for hair fun. Sad, but true

 

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

 

No

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