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13 Nights of Halloween Questions

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Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament?



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!

I'd love that! 


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

London Fog and the Sugared Orange Slices!


Which Harry Potter house are you? 

SlythinPuff! (No officially licensed metch please)


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 particularly.



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! 

No thanks


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?

No thank you


Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons?

Yes to stickers and buttons but no to patches


Do you spend time in the outdoors?

Not as much as I'd like to lol. 


Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking?

Yes to both!!!




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

Fairytale soap

Hex on the Beach soap

Once for Yes Twice for No soap


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! I especially like the cat, bat, and trick or treat goat.


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?

Oh I love whipped soaps!


Does anyone here like vintage halloween? 

Not particularly  


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 love Addams Family, especially the original and 90's cartoon series.


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

I think they're fun!


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

I'm not a huge tea drinker outside of going to tea houses for full tea services but I do like loose leaf or high quality tea bag herbal teas. Especially blends that help with headaches and cramping. 


Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price?

Either is fine!


What are your fandoms, if any?

The Fate Franchise. (Stay/Night, Extra, Grand Order, etc) 


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?

Yes and yes! I don't have a huge collection so chances are you won't get me a duplicate but I'm still kicking myself for having to back out of the hanueli tarot kickstarter due to financial issues.  


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?)

Wearable yes 


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.)

Oh those are so cool! I've actually been looking to get a new small goth-y bag (preferably with shoulder/cross body strap) since my previous one broke.


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.)  

I'd love a shawl or cowl! I also love amigurumi.


* What colors would you prefer said knitted object in? 

Amigurumi could be anything buy for wearables black, burgundy, navy, dark purple


* Stripes, gradient, semi solid, variegated?

Semi solid


* 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.)

I'd love the organic wool! As long as it's not like acrylic I don't have any real preferences though. 


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

Dried Honey Crisps

Cardamom Plum Jam

Vanilla Peach Jam 

homemade liqueur / brandy - flowers are organic from my bushes, fruit from orchards on green bluff.

Rose Petal liqueur (small sample)

Plum Brandy (Slivovitz) (small sample)

Lavender Vanilla Bean liqueur (small sample

Zucchini Bread 

Pumpkin Bread


How do you feel about oracle decks?

I've never used/owned any but I'd be interested in them.


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

No thanks


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

Not that I can think of 


Oh, and are you into astrology?



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

8 ½ or 9 wide in woman's sizes.


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

No thanks 


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



What's your favorite flower(s)?

Bleeding Hearts and Bearded Iris


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)?

That would be fine


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

Yes! I like both styles equally.


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?

Sure! I have combination skin.


Anything from here?  ChocolateStorybook on Etsy

Omg flavored cotton candy?! Yes please! Any of the fruity and cocktail flavors.



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?

No 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?

Whole bean please and dark roast!


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


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 mostly read non fiction with a focus on ancient history and mythology. However I've also been wanting to reread and read more of the Dirk Pitt novels by Clive Cussler. I used to read my dad's copies as a teen. The only hard copies I own myself are Sahara, Atlantis Found, Trojan Odyssey, and Vixen 03.


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

Oh boy am I ever! I've been on a huge craft cocktail kick lately. I'd love recipes, infusion kits, and bitters. For tools I could really use a nice mixing glass and hawthorn strainer. I have a bunch of glassware on my amazon wishlist. I don't need those ones exactly but they're styles I need still. Also I'd love some actual luxardo cherries.


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

Just nothing with spiders or black licorice


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 pretty open!


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 completely single here


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 have a very detailed BPAL spreadsheet that lists all my wished for scents and what I have. You can find it by clicking on the wishlist link in my signature which takes you to a google doc with links to various wishlists including my bpal spreadsheet.


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

TAMAMO NO MAE!!!! I specifically collect og Tamamo, not Tamamo Cat or Tamamo Vitch. Do not worry about buying me duplicate merch, I have multiple ita bags, dupes are always welcome. 


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

My amazon is linked in my wishlist doc in my signature 

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

I do not do any textile crafting


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

No thank you, I'm not big on spice


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

Yes! I wear crewneck 2X and I like the bath oils and Atmos. No hair gloss please.


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

Sure!! I prefer cross body bags however.


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

My roommate's dog has a very sensitive stomach so only like more normal store bought treats for him. My boy like the raw animal part treats best though, like bones and feet. He also only plays with one toy but my roommate's dog loves all toys.


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

I would love that! I really wanted to get one of the shadow box butterflies when I visited the butterfly house in Key West several years back but they were really expensive lol


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?



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? 

Kid friendly/cartoony drawing on wrapping paper of spiders is fine! Also spiderwebs without spiders are a-ok!

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)?

The gothy one sounds cool! No neutral colors for me though.


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 I answer every time, please raid the Daiso for me lol! As I mentioned above on the fandom question, merch of Tamamo from Fate, doujin merch is loved too! Also I love melty chocolate. I love trying new kit kat flavors as well. Oh and senbei! 


Could you use a journal or sketchbook? 

No thank you, my attempts at consistent journaling fell off around last fall OTL


Do you need BPAL storage?  Imps?  Bottles? 

I really need something for my rollerballs. I have a bunch of 1ml and 5ml. 


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

Ankle socks and crew socks at the tallest. I'm very plus size and most taller socks won't fit my legs unfortunately. No fuzzy socks. Oh and I LOVE toe 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! 

Smarties!!!! (the American kind lol) also nerds, peanut m&ms, gummy worms, swedish fish, and orange slice candies/gummies. My roommate LOVES peach rings.


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...?

I LOVE salt water taffy. I'm not supposed to have it due to all my crowns. I totally got a bag full when I went to the beach myself earlier in the summer lol. Also I would love a nice sun hat. I saw a really great black one at the shore last time I went but one of the people I was with (roommate's friend) bought the last one.


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

ALL THE FOXES!!!! I especially like the Forest Fox, Elemental Kitsune, I Give Zero Fox, and Tails of Fire and Ice. I already own the Fire Kitsune shirt. For size Men's 2X.


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

Bubbling Scrub Blood Orange Marshmallow and Persephone's Descent

Soy Wax Tarts Blood Orange Marshmallow

Lip Balm Brown Sugar Latte


How do you feel about fancy marshmallows?

 I'm not super into marshmallows. Unless we're talking about those jelly and chocolate filled ones you can get from Japan. I LOVE those


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

No sour please. 


Anything from these Etsy shops? Kodiak Sea Charms, Halloween Hill Studio, Grave Markings

I like the Not a Phase Shirt and the Triple Moon earrings from Grave Markings


What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop? 

Yes lol. The face mask, rib cage necklace, and skull scarf


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'd love 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?

Those all sound great. My attempt at basil failed this year so all I have that grew well is Shiso.


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

I will never turn down garlic


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

I love feathers!


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)

Omg I'd love it!


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

I'm not into trpg


Sometimes. I go through phases.



No thanks. (cooking would be cool though)


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 for cold brew, I like darker roasts but I also love fun flavors like Fruit Cereal. Bones Coffee is one of my favorite brands.


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.

100% YES. It's so hard finding nice tights and thigh highs that will fit. I'd really love some that are thicker for winter wear and I need a new pair of opaque skin color tights. (I'm very very neutral tone pale)


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

Chutneys and Jams yes! Spice level would be fairly low. I can handle up to a Japanese medium spice level. (per medium spice japanese curry lmao)

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.

Small animals yes!


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 like the whipped body mouse, pumpkin head soap, and witches brew whipped sugar scrub


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

All the flavored sugars look amazing. The Yakima ~ Applewood Smoked Salt, Alaea Hawaiian Salt ~Medium Course, curry leaves, crystalized ginger, rose petals, Mediterranean Seasoning, Persian Blend (Advieh)


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

No thanks


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?

Love animal skeletons (don't need to be fake as long as ethically sourced! I have a bobcat skull and coyote rib bone earrings)! Not into the creepy dolls though.


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

In the past yes. For the past year my hair has been shaved but I'm starting to grow it out. Not sure if I'm going to dye it again though as I have to get it professionally bleached and that's expensive upkeep. Most of the time now if I want fun colors I have my two human hair wigs that one of my hair stylist friends sells. 


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

I really need to start a proper skin care routine. I'm really bad about it because I hate how washing my face always gets water everywhere and I have sensitive eyes so I can't open them after I've splashed water on. I have really oily skin though and sweat a ton from my forehead so I know it's something I should work on.

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



Regarding tea, what type of tea do you prefer? Black tea, green tea, herbal tea? Any type of tea you really don’t enjoy? 
No green tea please. I mostly drink herbal teas in the evening. I'm also interested in trying some cold brew teas though.


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

No thanks, I skip my monthlies on the pill. 


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?

omg I need that FOREST FRIENDS Gentle Foaming Soap Holder

Pumpkin Apple Foaming Hand Soap

Fall Citrus Harvest Foaming Hand Soap

Vampire Blood Foaming Hand Soap


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