Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament?
iii don’t really 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!
Have you seen the Dragon con list? & would any of them appeal to you?
Which Harry Potter house are you?
‘Ravenclaw, but I echo Em-'s sentiments on this one. At the moment, I cannot bring myself to wear any of my Harry Potter clothes or display any of my Potter things. I don't even want non-licensed stuff. I just don't want to have anything to do with anything Harry Potter-related right now because JKR's transphobia infuriates me.’
^^^ i copied @doomsday_disco for these and i super agree, but also a ravenclaw if we care personality wise
Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myselfsoon!
i like the oracle print
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!
that would look cool! i like black and neon green if it’s for something wilder (my derby colors) but for pretty colors - softer sea foam tones, moonstone, purples ...
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?
bad at yarn, okay at beads but not super into them
Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons?
Do you spend time in the outdoors?
Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking?
The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything?
The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye?
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?
idk, but i need help learning to moisturize
Does anyone here like vintage halloween?
Vintage Halloween is awesome!
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?
nooo but i always liked the original sabrina the teenage witch and my first cat was a black cat salem
i love black cats in general
How do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever.
i don’t like things that cement themselves as of a certain time
If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)?
any way !
Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price?
ohhh id like 13 either way not one huge one
What are your fandoms, if any?
BLEACH - nelliel and shinji hirako
MONOGATARI- i like nadeko as the medusa, senjougahara, kaolin, and mayoi,
-i collect jewelry - i have a lot of bloodmilk, i’ve been into ecclesia lately.
audrey kawasaki is one of my fave artists
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!!!! i have the wild unknown, clamp’s X deck, uusi’s supra oracle deck, dream weaver tarot, the seeker’s lenormand, luminous spirit deck, the light visions tarot
i LOVE Uusi’s decks. i don’t like novelty decks (though if my super fandom animes has one i’d want - X is a beautiful manga one).
i like oracle decks but i don’t like overly positive ones
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?)
aquamarine, moldavite, smoky quartz... i don’t want things wrapped in wire
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.)
no bags please !
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.)
-a beanie hat!!! i like black or the colors that change. i’ll post a pic of yarns i like
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)
prob no bc i don’t have an easy place to keep them
How do you feel about oracle decks?
i like them if they’re darker like the uusi supra, but usually too happy for my taste
Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)?
Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives)
ehh no thankyou
Oh, and are you into astrology?
sorta - virgo sun, leo moon, virgo rising i think ? may have moon and rising mixed up
What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)?
Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters?
i love manga !
Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre? no thankyou
What's your favorite flower(s)?
cherry blossom, spider lily
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)?
i’d like them together but if it’s a problem for you then no!
Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated 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?
noooo i have too many
Anything from here? ChocolateStorybook on Etsy
no thank you
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! african origin is my fave, whole bean is fine
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?
no thankyou ! i wouldn’t even know what to think
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?
no thank you !
Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies?
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 would absolutely love to receive books, I’m a fast reader, I like most fiction, I don’t really feel like reading scifi or high fantasy right now- magical realism is cool. i like long books lol.
Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters?
i don’t drink
Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)?
things that have like ‘happy halloween’ or anything that if you took a picture, it would make it evident WHEN it was taken. i like stuff to be timeless
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 like plaid, soft ethereal things
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.
i have a fiancé
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! mine is in there
If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms?
Do you have an Amazon link? Can you post it??
i can work on this
if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry? If so, what’s your user name there??
I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery.
no thank you
Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts?
no thank you
So partner, would you be interested in a Frankenbag done in Halloween prints?
no thank you
Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about?
no allergies but she’s picky !
Which perfume houses (other than BPAL) and their blends have you tried? I ask in hoping that I don't send you something you already have or know about.
- tried hex and d&f (no staying power), possets (don’t like carrier)
-nava (interested in trying more), alpha musk (enjoy),
Are most of your tarot decks (or your favorite) the standard size? Asking because I only have one deck for frame of reference, and just discovered that it's jumbo sized, lol.
i have a few different - some are mini, the 1999 X manga one is pretty large as is the dreamweaver (the polaroid one)
- i can take a pic of them in general later today
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? 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?
i don’t love things to be specifically halloween - like black cat things i like bc i have a black cat - so i like stuff with him year round, i like spooky things year round. i guess a preferred pass?
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 have too much makeup lol !
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 green tea kitkats, yes to chopsticks, i love japanese culture in general !! even fun tabi socks i listed lots of animes
there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes? no thank you !
Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like? https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/fall-lineup-2021 no thank you !
Could you use a journal or sketchbook? i’ll always need them, i try to stick w special paper and or there are some that have collaged pages ?
Do you need BPAL storage? Imps? Bottles? i use lipstick thjngs rn- in bad at this so yeah lol
Do you wear socks? What kind? No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee? Fibers? any - black and white usually, over the knee, knee high, whatever - they’re fun
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!
sour patch kids watermelon, green tea things, coffee i like african blends
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 grew up in a beach town thank you though !
How do you feel about fancy marshmallows? not huge on it
We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour? I like all kinds of gummies, especially sour patch kids.
Anything from these Etsy shops? Kodiak Sea Charms, Halloween Hill Studio, Grave Markings. No thank you.
What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop? i don’t think i’m huge into that
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. no thank you!
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? no thank you!
I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest? No thank you!
Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like. i like these yes
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) No thank you.
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 thank you- i don’t drink
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) no thank you
If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in? No thank you!
DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES? yes
DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING? nope!!
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 prefer african blends
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 like plain colors / dark / lace but yes !
What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level? no thank you
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. i love plushies, so 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 do gel mostly
Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/ no thank you !
Hayden Evens Art has released some new Halloween and Disney-themed prints and stickers. Do any spark your interest? no thank you
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? No dolls please. i like bones in generals
do you use any sorts of semipermanent dyes or do anything fun/wild to your hair? are there any hair products you like? I am always wanting to try new treatments/masks; i like toning products (purple and ash tones). i like lime crimes dyes and would love to try sour candy (a pink color) eventually
what about skincare? i am pretty into k beauty and am curious if others are interested in any aspects of this. YES! I love k beauty stuff
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’m so bad at this stuff
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 love tea - usually green then black, i like white tea as well.
are you interested in eco-friendly menstrual products? There are some beautiful gothic print reusable pads I'm looking at specifically. no thank you w pads but i do use the underwears / shorts w pads built in and always need them; size medium but i size up to L or XL if they’re shorts and super tight (In general I prefer things to fit baggier)
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? ohhh i like the cherry blossom stuff honestly lol.
ADDING - cactus flower/blossom !
and like regular pumpkin
-i like linen sprays a lot lately
also to note - very into any dorohedoro things w kikurage or ebisu as the shark lol.
also maybe helpful - i’m so curious about some of the nava halloween - the canopic darks in imsety and qebeh... (can’t remember the rest of the name)
i also really love plushies - cute animals, cats, dogs, wild animals - wolves and big cats, foxes, dolphins, pokemon (eevees, eeveelutions... they do seasonal eevees too), any animes i’ve named if they have animals im into it- the cats from sailor moon..
i always like trying novel sunscreens bc i am very tattooed and very pale (like powder ones for the face, mist ones for the face- a lot of japanese and korean ones are cool to try to me)
i like candles and would like some. i do like pumpkin spice scents, then my general preferred scents.
i like the idea of linen sprays - i think a soft not cologne aquatic would be nice, or like idk a cherry blossom? i’ve been really into sage scents too.
-cocoapink linen spray wL if you find any :
lost coast, red coral reef, desert twilight, mermaid lagoon, lip venom
i know people keep asking about bath and body stuff / i love to try scrubs and lotions but i don’t know where to start.
i like art print bandanas, so those are always fun to get
if you like one - a perfume primer is somethjng i’ve been searching for ! i just haven’t figured out what’s good !!!
i’m dying to watch mononoke (the one w the character called the medicine seller) if that helps
art-wise i love ukiyo-e prints, then stuff like ernst une semaine de bonté (my fiancé loves that too)
id love to try watercolors too - i see sooo many cool little sets
i think pantone colors are cool as heck
i love stargazing and would like to be more into it
i always love tote bags
i hope this stuff helps - i feel really bad i haven’t been a good question answer-er. i don’t cook either and i’m so bad w candles and bath and such