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Answers for the Swap



I hope this helps - questions with answers

Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament?  =o 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!   Nope haven't had an interest in collages but go for it.

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

Which Harry Potter house are you? 
Gryffindor more likely which is funny because I do identify with the Slytherins not as evil or mean but with the ambition and thinking before leaping .. at least as I get older xD  

·         Changed Answer to the Nail Polish.  I do wear it for pedicures, on my fingernails not so much xD

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  It's interesting but prolly not for me

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BatinYourBelfry  That's pretty cool looking and more my style

  though I do love this guy:

https://impsandmonsters.com/product-category/artprints/     Local guy in Seattle  

the other missed questions >.>

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? =o yes please. A heavier weight say either DK or Worsted... beads.. Hmm haven't had the pleasure of knitting with beads. So far no allergies to fibers. Not a fan of cashmere.

Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons?  Yes to Stickers and buttons.. ooo and pins! Not a big fan of patches xD

Do you spend time in the outdoors? As little as possible only because I burn way way too easily.

Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking? Yes 😃 love to bake and cook. I love to make cookies. Just got an Air Fryer and have been having a blast with it.


The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything? Uhm just found this and put together a wishlist for it.  

The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye? Surprise me?  I haven’t even looked at it but Dragons are always a bonus 

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 like bath bombs, candles are always nice.  The only caveat is please nothing with patchouli in it.  

Does anyone here like vintage Halloween?  

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? The Nightmare Before Christmas has always been a fav as has Addams Family.  

How do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever. I think I’ll pass on those ^^ 

If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)? I prefer the loose leaf but teas in bags are just as acceptable.   

Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price? It’s entirely up to you my Dear Swapper.  I will be very happy with what you send me unless you put in patchouli xD 

What are your fandoms, if any? Oh jebsus… we’ll be here forever and a day. I am a huge fan of the Final Fantasy franchises.  The mind just went blank.. The Sandman is one of my all time favorites as is St. Germain – Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.  Anime/manga Black Butler, Bleach, Angels of Death, Death Parade, Fairy Tail, just to name a few.  I think my absolute fav is Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. I will watch that repeatedly. and then there’s the John Wick Franchise. Yas… and Labyrinth.

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 a couple tarot decks, I like them for their artwork. I’m pants at trying to use them

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 like rocks/crystals.  I am very partial to blood red Garnets – birthstone and they make me happy.  I like tiger’s eye and onyx.  Pendant is fine or just the pretty shinies as is.  

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’m all about getting new knitting project bags.  😃   roses, ravens, celtic knots, beloved dragons.  

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.)  amigurumi, hats, handwarmers, scarf is just fine, would love socks but I have a size 9 foot and some hefty calves .
T-bag with PomPoms , Triangle Hat , Hat with Earflaps, Wristwarmers, Yip Yips I have. I also have a "Halloween Moogle" from Final Fantasy.  So dragons and such are perfect.

* What colors would you prefer said knitted object in? Dark colours please – blues, purples, green, even a dark red.

* Stripes, gradient, semi solid, variegated? Surprise me ^^

* 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.) Sounds good except for the cashmere.  

Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies?  O.o the dried honeycrisp yes please, dried catnip (for the boys of course), and dear gods yes.. the rose petal liqueur.  It’s freaking amazing by itself or with some soda water.  Plum Brandy would be tasty! 


How do you feel about oracle decks? Sure I’ll add them to the collection 

Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)?  No limitations.  I lean towards Bast, Anubis and learning more about The Morrigan 

Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives) Uhm, I’ll defer to your judgement.

Oh, and are you into astrology? Pretty much what I know is I am a Caprius – Capricorn cusped with Aquarius. I share a lot of those traits. But more than willing to get a chart done.  Lemme know if there’s any information you need besides a birth date.  

What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)? 9 wide, extra wide if I can find them  

Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters? Manga is on the amazon list Huge Dr. Strange fan.

Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre? I may have to look this up but I’ll leave it to your best judgement 

What's your favorite flower(s)? Purple roses aka sterling silvers are my favorites. But I also love white roses, forget me nots, flowers from bergamot,  blue columbine, pretty pansies, dianthus, carnations.  

What's you favorite woodland creature?  Uhm Owls, ravens, wolves, and lynxes. 

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)?  Again – if it’s easier for you to ship it to me directly, I’m good with it.  If it’s all together Fab, if not no worries.  

Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape?  I would love some new fabric face masks.  The dome ones are very comfortable.  The pleated ones my husband wears because of his beard.  

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 have sensitive skin so if it’s good enough for a baby. If you have product for the super sensitive that would be awesome.  

Anything from here?  ChocolateStorybook on Etsy  I think this will be a pass.  

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?
Love the smell of coffee and love Kona Blend when I can get it (usually on Kauai) .  Our household for the most part is Tea/Drinking Chocolate. So thank you but not this time



Moar Questions 8/18

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 going to the local Renn Faire this weekend.  I’m always up for soaps/trinkets/mead/pins.   Small carved things are always fun plus… anything dragon.

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?  I also go to the local Farmers’ Market.  We found a hidden gem in Maple Valley.  I like to try new things – pickles, flavored oils/vinegars.  Caramels either with sea salt or with a hit of heat like a little chipotle. Honey/jams are always good especially honey comb ❤️ but I know that can be sticky to transport. Bath bombs are prolly best.

Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies?  I’ll leave that up to you.  

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? O.o for the most part I read fantasy books, a smattering of science fiction and try to leave the non-fiction alone.  Mystery novels are good finished up the Lord Meren Series by Lynda Suzanne Robinson.  Those would be fab as an e-book since I have them as soft covers. Slayer of Gods I think is the only I’m missing. Other books are the Deryni series.  A hard to find but much beloved book is the Lord D’Arcy book – three tales in one.   

Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters?   Cocktail recipes are always a good thing.  Tools/supplies not so much. 

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

What are five inexpensive things you always appreciate receiving? Post/notecards/stationary, tea, fun stickers, bookmarks, new/strange candies or snacks, small candles  

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?  Dragons, gargoyles, uhm snowflakes (don’t listen to Twilight Eyes about snow dances Minter is Coming!), castles, knights, roses, ravens, wolves…. Steampunk items

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. There is my beloved DH – Bill.  I’m always up to share treats with him.

Do you have an Amazon link?  Can you post it?? Pretty sure it’s in the signature but here we go: amazon wish list
if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry?  If so, what’s your user name there?? Yep, I pretend to knit xD I'm probably at the intermediate range of knitting.  Renazuki


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