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13 nights of Halloween Bonus Questions

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I will add other answers to this post as I answer things.

 

Dragon Con list?

With the loss of fairies, I’ll be blind bottling the Peach sweater & London Fog, but would love to try vanilla wafer & peach cream, &/or GEORGIA PEACH, OAKMOSS, SAGE, AND VETIVER

 

HP House:

I have given up on HP

 

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 much for me.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CaitlinMcCarthyArt 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BatinYourBelfry 

 

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!   

Ooh these would be fun - either dark purple/black/silvery grey (goes with my Renny gear) OR Fall Fae to go with dark red hair – dark greens, autumn leaves & a little purple.  My hair is below my shoulders by a few inches, what would you suggest for 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?   I’m not so good with mohair, but other than that not any fiber allergies.  Beads are fun.  I would love to make some long mitts with handspun.  As to colors, think Autumn Fae & go from there.

 

Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons? Buttons & /or enamel pins, or old sewing buttons.  There are some in my etsy stuff.

 

Do you spend time in the outdoors? Sometimes, but I just found out I’m legit allergic to mosquitos. 

 

Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking? Yes, Vegetarian cooking & baking.

 

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

Squee, muppet flailing….why yes, I love Paintbox .  My fave item is their bath streusel.  Of the weenie scents I covet Fairytalle as new to me & GOAT as an old fave.

 

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

I had a few of hers in my pins wishlist & have added a few moreof the pre-order ones.

 

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’ve never tried these, but the Season of the witch bath rocks sound fun.  1313 Mockingbird Lane & Poison apple scents sound lovely in whatever you recommend.

 

Does anyone here like vintage halloween? 

Yes, I love vintage Owls, corvids & witch motifs

 

 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 Nightmare before Christmas

 

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

Bags or loose are fine. 

 

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

Not my kind of candles

 

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 have no thoughts on this – whatever is the most fun for you to plot, plan, & scheme.

 

 

What are your fandoms, if any?

STTNG – I am in love with Jean Luc Picard

 

 

Do you collect things like tarot decks?  If so do you have a wishlist or a list of ones you already have?  Would you like a silk tarot bag?

I have a couple of decks I am learning to use. Silk bag would be lovely.

 

 

Do you like rocks/crystals?  What colors kinds?  Would you like them in bead format (holes drilled?)

I love rocks & crystals & fossils. I can’t think of any specific stones, but I love blues/greens/purples.  Drilled if pendant size would be great.

 

 

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. 

 I love Twinkle & Twilight bags.  I have a Dr. Who & a dragon one.  The grey Ravens & bats one is awfully cute.

 

 

 

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?)  list under spoiler

Catnip

Cardamom plum jam

Vanilla peach jam

Plum Brandy (Slivovitz) (small sample)

Lavender Vanilla Bean liqueur (small sample)

 

How do you feel about oracle decks?

Trying to learn my tarot decks

 

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

I would love this

 

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

Lush - anything Black Currant or almond scented, or if they do a chocolate orange - all the good ones seem to stay in the UK.

 

 

EDIT: Oh, and are you into astrology?

Not really

 

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

9-9.5wide,10 Medium

 

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

No thank you

 

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

Oh those stones are lovely- rubellite or rainbow fluorite, or anything with blue

 

What's your favorite flower(s)?

lavender

 

What's you favorite woodland creature?

Owls, Corvids (incl Blue Jays)

 

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 works best for my partner

 

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

I like the dome shape

 

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?

Moisturizers are awesome, I have old, dry skin that gets pimples on occasion for no good reason.  Serious handcream is always a good thing.

 

Anything from here?  ChocolateStorybook on Etsy

Raises hand….um diabetic girl here. I can have a 2 bite sized piece of dark chocolate at most.

 

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?

Not so much. 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?

I love coffee, and I use a French press, ground,  light or medium roast with flavors (like chocolate since the sugar is so much less than real chocolate).  Oh & I don't own a grinder.

 

 

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 work at Michigan Ren Fest.

 


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 love flavored vinegars & oils.  I just got a Persian lime olive oil for my birthday.

 

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

I love the idea of my person curating an experience with numbered packages, but it's totally 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?

I will gladly take print books, though I am also using Audible a lot. Urban Fantasy is my fave.  Major series I have read - Harry Dresden, Iron Druid, Kim Harrison.  Open to new ones.  I prefer paranormal mystery to paranormal romance

 

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

Oh very much so.  I’ve been trying to decide if I should try to make bitters, or just keep finding already made ones.  My very fave is Fee Bros Aztek Chocolate. (so if you know another chocolatey bitters, let me know)

 

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

I'll update this as I think of it.

 

Significant other?

Yes, my Beloved & I have our 25th anniversary on 10/26/2021

 

 

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

I’m on Rav & am Lawardrop

 

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? 

 Owls & Ravens & autumn leaves, Bare trees in front of a moon, bats, Halloween cats

 

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.  Sure, that would be lovely – FYI our 25th Anniversary is 10/26 & we are celebrating it on Oct 31 due to work stuff.

 

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'll try to get this done 

 

If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms?  Jean Luc Picard is my future fantasy hubby, or at least a shore leave date.  10th Dr. is my favorite.  Is there any fun stuff available for Star Trek Lower Decks?  Such a fun show.

 

I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery. No thanks

 

Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts?  Bath oil would be fantastic.

 

 

Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about? None I know of. Catnip, mousies (or any little stuffed thing) & ping pong balls are the big faves.

 

how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox) Totally fine.  Shadowbox preferred.  We have a small collection on a wall in the Library.

 

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?  Either is fine, but I don’t have a bat mug & do have several cat mugs.

 

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? All is fine on wrapping paper
 

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)?  Not really – I so very rarely wear eye makeup.

 

I live in Japan. Are you interested in anything specifically Japanese I could get for you here (doesn't necessarily have to be Halloween themed)? For example, are you a fan of the anime Demon Slayer and want merch? Are you interested in trying some fun kit-kat flavors? Do you need a new set of pretty chopsticks?

I love the fun kit kat flavors – Is it true there is a chestnut one?  Chocolate Orange is a favorite too.  Ooh, Purple chopsticks would be lovely

 

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? Owls & Ravens & autumn leaves, Bare trees in front of a moon, bats, Halloween cats

 

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.  Sure, that would be lovely – FYI our 25th Anniversary is 10/26 & we are celebrating it on Oct 31 due to work stuff.

 

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'll try I promise

 

If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms?  Jean Luc Picard is my future fantasy hubby, or at least a shore leave date.  10th Dr. is my favorite.  Is there any fun stuff available for Star Trek Lower Decks?  Such a fun show.

 

I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery. No thanks

 

Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts?  Bath oil would be fantastic.

 

 

Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about? None I know of. Ping Pong  balls, mousies (of any shape) & Catnip are the preferred toys - oh & crinkle balls, but I usually make those from crinkly mylar wrapping paper.

 

how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox) Totally fine.  Shadowbox preferred.  We have several on the wall in our library

 

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?  Either is fine, but I don’t have a bat mug & do have several cat mugs.

 

 

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? All is fine on wrapping paper or books
 

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)?  Not really – I so very rarely wear eye makeup.

 

I live in Japan. Are you interested in anything specifically Japanese I could get for you here (doesn't necessarily have to be Halloween themed)? For example, are you a fan of the anime Demon Slayer and want merch? Are you interested in trying some fun kit-kat flavors? Do you need a new set of pretty chopsticks?

I love the fun kit kat flavors – Is it true there is a chestnut one?  Chocolate Orange is a favorite too.  Ooh, Purple chopsticks?

 

there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes?  I wear a 2X Tee, bonus for scoop or vneck. Shirts that are fun: “Shh I’m Counting Stitches” , “Crochet Kitty”, or “Yarn Hoarder”  Kind of surprised they have Star Wars, but no Star Trek.

 

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

 Ooh I love Blood Orange so the Blood Orange Marshmallow would be grand.  Also Ghost Puffs.  My fave products from Haus of Gloi are the bubbling scrubs or the pumpkin butter.

 

 

Edited 8/31 - catch up on questions.

8/24/21

 

Could you use a journal or sketchbook? I love sketchbooks & use them a lot.

 

Do you need BPAL storage?  Imps?  Bottles? My bottle storage is good.  Imps are a mess & if you have good ideas please share

 

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

I love socks – I’m really well stocked on the no show/ankle type.  Crew, Knee or over the knee are welcome.  Most all fibers, but cushy wool crew or knee socks are the best.  I have heavier calves.

 

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'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...?

 

How do you feel about fancy marshmallows?  I love fancy marshmallows but they  are not currently on my list of “things a well behaved diabetic can eat”

 

8/25/21

 

We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour? Not a gummies girl

 

Anything from these Etsy shops? Kodiak Sea Charms - No, Halloween Hill Studio No, Grave Markings Not a Phase enamel pin or the glowing cat skull pin

 

What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop? Nope.

 

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.  Sure.

 

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?  Basil & Lemon Balm

 

I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest? Garlic, some to plant & some to cook with.

 

Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like.  Feathers are always a hit here – they are the ultimate cat toy, although I have some pretty ones in my studio that I hope they never find.

 

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) That sounds marvelous.

 

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?  Would love to try some, especially that citrus one – be sure to include a festive cocktail recipe.

 

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!)?  No Thanks.

 

If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in?  We don’t play a lot of tabletop games, so this is probably not a good idea for us.

 

 

8/29/21

 

 DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES? Nope, not my thing.

 

DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING?  I love the fall cooking & baking magazines – the sort of things with headlines like “The best 317 Thanksgiving sides in the history of ever”

 

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 love flavored coffees.  I do not own a grinder & I use a French press.  I love chocolate/caramel/vanilla/almond/hazelnut & oddly Raspberry& chocolate flavor.  I tend not to like the ones made to taste like a specific pastry (there was a blueberry muffin coffee that was so gross, it went right down the sink)

 

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.  I love size inclusive tights.  I’m 5’9” with a 45”waist & 52” hips for size chart purposes.

 

What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level? I am an official chutney junkie.  Jams are cool too, in fruits I don’t already make myself.  I usually order Thai food as medium spicy if that helps (I’m not into ghost peppers, reapers or habanero)
 

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. No thank you, they would be kidnapped & likely gutted by my furry overlords.

 

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 did not see anything here that makes me go oooh.

 

8/31/21

 

Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/  Oh gosh yes this looks wonderful. Ginger salt or porcini salt, or Chili lime salt.  Any of the spice blends that are good for vegetarian uses.  Elderberry boost.

 

 

 

Hayden Evens Art has released some new Halloween and Disney-themed prints and stickers.  Do any spark your interest? Not a huge Disneyphile.

 

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?  Hubs collects skulls of various animals, and some creepy things in jars (baby shark comes to mind) so anything like that would go straight to his library.

 

 

9/2/21

 

Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.'s Halloween & Fall collection is out (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com/collections/halloween-fall-collection😞 anything you might be interested in?  I love their soaps.  Would love to try a candle. Scents I like are Samhain hard cider, Pumpkin Guts, Lavender Pumpkin, Autumn Apple

 

Regarding tea, what type of tea do you prefer? Black tea, green tea, herbal tea? Any type of tea you really don’t enjoy?   Please no Rooibos blends.  Also not a big green tea fan.  I drink either black tea or flavored blends with Black tea or herbal blends.  My single favorite tea is Assam.  Earl Grey blends are usually good too.  My favorite US supplier is Harney & sons.  I also order from Bird & blend in the UK.

 

9/4/21

 

are you interested in eco-friendly menstrual products? There are some beautiful gothic print reuseable pads I'm looking at specifically.  WooHoo - I am beyond needing these items. Go Crones!

 

9/6/21

 

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? I  like the foaming pump soaps - anything that plays well with my scent profiles.  Same for Hand sanitizers.

 

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