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EML298's Switch Witch Fall 2018 Questionnaire Addenda Blog

10/19/18

would you like a crocheted doll related to one of your interests? Huh. I can't think of anything off the top of my head, though I've seen some "ugly monster" dolls done by some forumites at times that seem so cute!

Would you want me to put a collection of rocks/gems together for you? And if so, is there anything you'd want me to focus on? (health, peace, protection, creativity, love, etc...) Oh, that sounds fun! I'm just recently learning about stones. I have picked up a couple medium to large (?) pieces of quartz and rose quartz, because I like how they look. I'd love to learn more! Hmmm...health would be good?

10/17/18

I have a new question! I'll be headed to the PA RenFaire the end of this month. Is there anything you'd be interested in? http://www.parenfaire.com/faire.html(if you scroll down a bunch there's a list of merchants) I want funnel cake! Lol. Do they even have that at Ren Faires? A friend of mine went to a carnival recently and posted a pic of it on FB. NOM! Anyway, I am not familiar with any of this, but you have a lot of info about my preferences and if something I've said suggests I'd enjoy something here to you, I bet you're spot on!

10/16/18

Are you a board game nerd like me? Is there a game you want right now? Not for a while.

10/15/18

There are some really awesome spice shops in NYC. Would you like/need any herbs or spices? I'm just starting to experiment with Penzey's Spices, and am enjoying that. I like to spice salads, veggies, and cheesy things. No meats.

Anything from this curiosity shop the type of thing that interests you? Dreadful Curiosities: https://www.facebook.com/pg/dreadfulcuriosities/photos/ The white plates with skulls or other bone designs on are interesting to me.

10/14/18

For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches....if you have a Book of Spells would you like a page for it from your witch? I am uninformed byt curious about *actual* witchery.

What house were you sorted into? Hufflepuff per University of Cambridge research quiz, but then I just took the official Pottermore one, and I am Ravenclaw.

10/13/18

Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus? Probably Practical Magic.

Does anything from either of these shops interest you? While my style used to be completely fitting to this, I have been more geared towards light colors and themes in the last few years. I really appreciate the creativity and stories behind the art, especially the rat with the engagement ring.
The Stitchety Witch stitch creations and patterns
Black Abbey Studios art w/ a gothic tendency

Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get? Not specifically. I enjoy the fun and thoughtfulness of this!

What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)? Sofa.

Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in? (This could be a very specific sub like sihaya or lootcrate or an idea/concept you're interested in without a specific company in mind, like "book related candles"). No, thank you. well, unless it was for my dog or cat.

Coffee or Tea? Yes, please.
Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye? I would like to try their things! I like herbal teas mostly, without caffeine.

What are your DISO BPAL dreams? I love original Antique Lace. The new release isn't the same on me. Such is life. The Lick It! candle from years back was amazing.

10/12/18

Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries? Skeletons.

Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in? I love LUSH. I enjoy all the Sleepy line items *except* the massage bar they release due to the weird sparkly powder inside it (at least, it was there last year). I also enjoy LUSH Pud, Christingle, Candy Mountain, the vanilla bear stuff, and am curious about Holly Berry.

Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)? I think I put some in my w/l for the ones I didn't buy full bottles of... I liked Puppet Kitty the best of my full bottles.

How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges? Cute, but I don't need any.

10/11/18

Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need? I am uninformed but curious about actual witchery,

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels? No, thank you.

Can you link to your non forum wishlists/goodreads if you haven't already done so? I'm eml298 or my real name any place I have one. Don't think I've updated any in a while. I used to keep Amazon updated.

If you're a yarn user, what kinds of yarn do you like best? I find yarn beautiful but only have use for finished products given my lack of knowledge and skill.

10/10/18

Let's get specific about this knitting thing! Do any of these items/styles appeal? I've numbered these so you can just reference numbers if you like! #11 Little Kindness Monster is really cute!

If your witch was able to obtain digital media that you could not access (TV, movies, books, etc.), is there anything you have been in search of for quite a while? If yes, what devices do you use to play such (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.)? I would like a new audiobook series to listen to, or HIIT videos to work out with.

Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything! I know there are cool candies that are often specific to Japan. Not sure of specifics?

10/9/18

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer?
Wow! Had never heard of them before. Pretty stuffs! I would possibly enjoy an Iconoclast: Flash Gordon with Vultan (the pinky mauve neutral) and silver/white, pink/violet shimmer...but, how do you apply the glitter if it's not premixed? (I'm pretty basic in my polish skills, methinks!)

10/8/18

Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe?
Huh. I would be very thrilled to find a candle that smelled and burned like Puddin's Lick It! candle from years back. (Now, I mostly diffuse EOs, but I bet that'd change if this existed.) That's not exactly what this question is asking, but it's what came to mind.

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds?
Yes. Bourbon, white tequila, smooth vodka.

Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors?
I have a pair of mary jane style slipper socks that I would love to have a "dupe" of. I love them to death.

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it?
I feel positively about it.

Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want?
I never knew about this until just now! Sounds fun!

I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com)
I <3 moonstones and labradorites. All my bloodmilk pieces are such. And this is a new site to me, too! Nice! I notice the Moon Trance ring and White Virgin ring.

Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)?
Yes, but not too bright. I love fuzzy socks to sleep in. Given that I am of the plus size variety, I don't enjoy socks that are tight on my ankles. Sock Dreams had a sock called "space dyed terry shorties" that I loved, for example.

10/7/18

Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month? (Witches, I'll happily send one to your witchee if they would like it)
Why not?

Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?
Their stuff looks beautiful. I'd love to try anything within my typical scent preferences. I'd be most open to body moisturizers, soaps, and bath stuffs (as opposed to hair stuffs or wax melts).

eml298

eml298

 

SW 2018 Part 2! Updated 10/18

Updated as of 10/18


10/17/18

I have a new question! I'll be headed to the PA RenFaire the end of this month. Is there anything you'd be interested in? http://www.parenfaire.com/faire.html(if you scroll down a bunch there's a list of merchants)
Don't hate me for this vague answer, but there's a lot that sounds interesting and fun. I'm a fantasy fan and a goth girl, so Ren Faires are pretty up my alley. Leather, corsets, swords, pretty shiny gem jewelry things, fae and fairy stuff, mead. Yeah. There's a lot. So anything you think that might fit into my overall style would be appreciated!


10/16/18

Are you a board game nerd like me? Is there a game you want right now?
Ummmm I just purchased my ticket/badge for a 5 day board gaming convention in Orlando next year. So yeah, I'm a fan of board games.
There's... a LOT of games i want to try. I've only started getting into board games in the past few years (always wanted to but didn't have money or folks to play with), so my collection isn't very big. It's easier for you to check out my gaming wishlist on Amazon (linked to in my SW blog) than it is to list them all here.


10/15/18

There are some really awesome spice shops in NYC. Would you like/need any herbs or spices? I love spices but currently have more than I can store right now!

Anything from this curiosity shop the type of thing that interests you? Dreadful Curiosities: https://www.facebook.com/pg/dreadfulcuriosities/photos/
Most of it. That’s pretty much right up my alley. I do get cautious about taxidermy because I like to know the source. Naturally found/killed bones is one thing but I don’t want to support killing just for display.

10/14/18

For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches....if you have a Book of Spells would you like a page for it from your witch? Not right now.

What house were you sorted into? Slytherin, usually by a good bit, but sometimes tied with Ravenclaw. Ravenclaw is never far behind.

10/13/18


Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get? This is my question but I’ll answer it. I’m really excited and curious to see wahtever my Witch conjures up for me (see what I did there?) but I have to admit I am hopeful to be able to try/experience a new product from an indie bath/body/perfume/make up company that I haven’t tried yet. Ive really been getting into indie make up lately if that helps.

What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)? Nothing I can think of right now. I keep talking myself out of buying any more air plants because I always kill them. Does that count?

Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in? (This could be a very specific sub like sihaya or lootcrate or an idea/concept you're interested in without a specific company in mind, like "book related candles"). I like the idea, in a limited scope. It has to be items that are useful in some way. For example, I don’t really “get” the “Loot Crates”as a subscription, because it seems like a lot of *stuff* that wouldn’t get used, and while that’s nice foro a one time box I feel like a subscription would get overwhelming. But I like the idea of consumable sub boxes(coffee or tea or snacks around the world, although my dietary restriction makes that difficult). I love the Sihaya boxes. I think something that is seasonal, or a one time box with themed items really appeals to be the most.

Coffee or Tea? Both! But, coffee is my weak spot. It’s my source of morning energy, but also comfort. I drink both regular and decaf, and I love exploring flavors of both coffee and tea. Basically, yes, please. Unusual flavors, blends and single origins especially make me “yay”.

Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye? All of it. I don't mean that to be greedy, I'm just not fussy! The halloween teas all sound fantastic and the teaware looks great.

What are your DISO BPAL dreams? A bottle of The Last Unicorn
I’ve been able to get most of my DISOs. I’d love to try CC: Male and CC: Female. I’m curious about the laces I’ve missed: Krampus Lace, Red Lace, Shadow Lace, Amber Lace, Solstice Lace… but not sure I need a bottle (yet).



Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer? http://www.nerdlacquer.com/
Uhm. All of it? I’d never seen the site before, and looking at the site, it’s all really appealing. Shiny, glittery, multi color polishes appeal to me, so there’s more I’m interested in than not. I’m NOT interested in anything neon yellow or green (dark/medium greens good), pink, or orange.
The MYST colors catch my eye right now. Eco and Panther as well. The glossy af top coat.
Beyond the polishes themselves, the mani-cure-all kit, balm shells, glitterbalms, tinted lip balms, and clean up brush pique my interest.


Witch, if you read all this, my admiration! I know I'm long winded. I'm looking forward to meeting you! <3

Honor

Honor

 

And a Switching we will go

10/15/18   There are some really awesome spice shops in NYC. Would you like/need any herbs or spices?
I love herbs, I am interested in curry spices right now or Mulling or heck anything that you send recipes or instructions for.

Anything from this curiosity shop the type of thing that interests you? Dreadful Curiosities: https://www.facebook.com/pg/dreadfulcuriosities/photos/
NO   10/14/18   For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches....if you have a Book of Spells would you like a page for it from your witch?
No   What house were you sorted into?
it really depends on the sorter I am a hat stall   10/13/18   Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus? WHy choose? I mean they talk to different parts of my soul. BUT I would love me some Aunts like that   Does anything from either of these shops interest you?
The Stitchety Witch stitch creations and patterns - Okay with very clear child instructions I would do the Le Stabby pattern
Black Abbey Studios art w/ a gothic tendency - Nope not me   Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get? No, I Love the variety   What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)? Moisturizing oils the GOOD ones. they cost TO Much I swear   Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in? (This could be a very specific sub like sihaya or lootcrate or an idea/concept you're interested in without a specific company in mind, like "book related candles"). Humm anything would be good, Books candles a hairstick club? Who knows   Coffee or Tea? Tea as long as its herbal
Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye?
Well since I was sent there some did look Cool. Magic Potion, Apple Custard, Blackberry Blizzard, Sparkling sangria, Rose all day, cotton candy   What are your DISO BPAL dreams? Hollow Apple   10/12/18   Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries? I don't do spooky, Cute and kid-friendly   Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in?
Okay, Sleep could either work or fail I am torn. Snoe fairy is always a delight, ONCE upon a TIME, I am going to have to go see myself!   Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)? Some but I got them myself   How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges? They can be good   10/11/18   Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need?   Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels? Labels would be AMAZING   Can you link to your non forum wishlists/goodreads if you haven't already done so? I thought I HAD but here is
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/dl/invite/brFF3jO
also, a good place to look for my style is Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/therhoda/


If you're a yarn user, what kinds of yarn do you like best? Not a user but I like baby stuff yarn that is soft and not scratchy

So that is catch up, I am around but I am in my head a lot right now with stress SO if you need something from me, have someone push me, I don't mind

therhoda

therhoda

 

Switch Witch Fall 2018

10/25/18   Is anyone interested in the New update? I'm so lost with all these updates! I would love to try anything as long as it doesn't contain my death notes: leather, licorice and violet.   10/21/18

Are you interested in anything from this store? https://www.tafilu.com/stores/witches
I love Salem!! I really like the black Salem Broom Co shirt

10/19/18

would you like a crocheted doll related to one of your interests? Nah, that's okay.

Would you want me to put a collection of rocks/gems together for you? And if so, is there anything you'd want me to focus on? (health, peace, protection, creativity, love, etc...)
I would love that! Health and/or courage would be wonderful.

10/16/18

Are you a board game nerd like me? Is there a game you want right now? My husband is. I play boardgames with him a lot. We love Bloodrage. I've been wanting to paint the monsters all fancy but I have no equipment.

10/15/18

There are some really awesome spice shops in NYC. Would you like/need any herbs or spices? Sure, I'd love some fresh ground cloves. Or a whole nutmeg and grater.

Anything from this curiosity shop the type of thing that interests you? Dreadful Curiosities: https://www.facebook.com/pg/dreadfulcuriosities/photos/ No thanks, that's a bit too much for me!   10/14/18

For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches....if you have a Book of Spells would you like a page for it from your witch?
Sure! that would be cool!

What house were you sorted into?
Ravenclaw!!

10/13/18

Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus?
I've never seen Practical Magic! I do love Hocus Pocus though.

Does anything from either of these shops interest you?
The Stitchety Witch stitch creations and patterns I think the Nope Cat is pretty cool.
Black Abbey Studios art w/ a gothic tendency No thanks

Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get? Bath bombs and other bath products. This is the first time I've ever had a bath tub all to myself! And some new BPAL LE's to try that I have missed in the past two years (becoming a mom really turns your life upside down!)

What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)? Kate Spade office supplies! (I really don't need them!)

Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in? (This could be a very specific sub like sihaya or lootcrate or an idea/concept you're interested in without a specific company in mind, like "book related candles"). There are so many that I get overwhelmed. I really liked Scentbird, Birchbox and Sephora play but I always ended up canceling due to financial reasons. If there is a subscription box you think I'd like that I've never heard of, I'm open to anything!

Coffee or Tea? Both! I'm not a big black or green tea drinker though. I mostly like relaxing nighttime herbal teas.
Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye? I really love apple type teas.

What are your DISO BPAL dreams? I'd love to try Edith Cushing.

10/12/18

Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries?
I've always loved real ghost stories. Or horror novels about ghosts (Currently reading and loving HEX)

Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in? It's honestly really hard to choose! Bath bombs! I really love anything blackcurrant scented from there. Butterbear would be great too!


Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?
Yes! Euterpe's Ukelele (Lilith) and Ghost Music (Weenies)

How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges? No thanks.

10/11/18

Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need? I love Crystal Journey candles. Or any candles that are to be used for magickal intent.

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels? sure I could use some pipettes and labels. don't need vials though!

Can you link to your non forum wishlists/goodreads if you haven't already done so?
Goodreads
http://https://www.goodreads.com/rachelmacgreg
Etsy
https://www.etsy.com/people/darkbird/favorites

If you're a yarn user, what kinds of yarn do you like best?
synthetic yarns, mostly due to my allergies. I like Red Heart Simply Soft and fancy yarns (see my etsy wishlist)

10/10/18

Let's get specific about this knitting thing! Do any of these items/styles appeal? I've numbered these so you can just reference numbers if you like!

#3 I'd love in black, grey or a jewel tone. I'd prefer it extra large if possible.
#7 Even though I'm an avid knitter/crocheter, I've never mastered hats! I would love one of these in a pretty jewel tone.
The kindness monster is super cute, too, but unnecessary.


If your witch was able to obtain digital media that you could not access (TV, movies, books, etc.), is there anything you have been in search of for quite a while? If yes, what devices do you use to play such (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.)?
No thanks

Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything!
I love Japan so much! I'm a sanrio fan. Little Twin Stars, Keroppi, Chococat are a few of my favorites. I'd love a lucky cat!


10/9/18

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer? http://www.nerdlacquer.com/
Grootslang looks cool, but I hardly have time to paint my nails anymore.

10/8/18

Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe?

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds?

Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors?

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it?

Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want?

I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com)

Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)?

10/7/18

Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month? (Witches, I'll happily send one to your witchee if they would like it)

Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?

ancilla_morte

ancilla_morte

 

SW 2018 Questions Part 1!

Answers to questions asked in the thread (aside from the questionnaire) until 10/13
(you can also find my answers here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L18tjl_S2KxLkjo1hyF7SHrdmJHgXCLAzZ73X0sjVg0/edit?usp=sharing )

10/13/18

Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus? Both!

10/12/18

Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries?
Ghosts and skeletons are fun halloween (and every day!) decor, but I’m not into like reading about aliens or bigfoot or anything.

Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in? Twilight sparkle jar I’m most interested in. The shower scrub and shower lotion are interesting but I’m not too interested in the christmas scents.

Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?
Basically all of the Dead Leaves scents. Nothing bottle worthy b/c the lab’s dead leaves can sometimes give me a headache(but not always, it’s weird). I also realized I’ve never tried Samhain (somehow??) and am curious about the Samhain chaos theory. From the Trading Post, I’m curious about the Red Masque atmos sprays.


How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges? No thank you. I don’t have a place to put/display them.

10/11/18

Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need? I’m a kind of non-witch, lazy witch. I love the idea of rituals and spell craft but don’t do a lot of it. I can’t do incense, but I love tarot cards, have been wanting to collect more crystals, but in a functional form(jewelry/wearable/wands). Perhaps most helpful, I’ve been wanting to get back to using candles and anointing oils, so a set of colored candles and/or some TAL samples would be very welcome. I could use TALs for energy, creativity, work and prosperity(I’m hoping to change jobs/get a new job soon), as well as health(my S.O and I have quite a few health issues) and mental clarity/stress relief/calming.

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels? I don’t do a lot of decanting but I’ve been wanting to dabble in making my own blends, and creating body sprays/alcohol perfumes from my bpal, so small glass vials/bottles with sprayers and pipettes would be welcome

Can you link to your non forum wishlists/goodreads if you haven't already done so? Look at the top!

If you're a yarn user, what kinds of yarn do you like best? I’m very much a beginner knitter so I have no idea! I haven’t liked the acrylic yarns I’ve used, but they were also the cheap kind.

10/10/18

Let's get specific about this knitting thing! Do any of these items/styles appeal? I've numbered these so you can just reference numbers if you like!
The gradient asymmetrical wrap and dragon wing cowl are a big YES. They’d be helpful for my freezing cold office. Also yes to the Multi directional fingerless mitts. I don’t have a need for regular gloves or hats, and I think the sillies would just collect dust. (I already have too many stuffed animals and figs!)


If your witch was able to obtain digital media that you could not access (TV, movies, books, etc.), is there anything you have been in search of for quite a while? If yes, what devices do you use to play such (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.)? I can’t think of anything right now.

Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything! Nothing in particular.


10/9/18

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer? http://www.nerdlacquer.com/

Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month?
No thanks.

Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?
Oh lord. My last witch spoiled me by introducing me to Future Primitive and now I want to try MOAR! The stuff I'm interested in:
Products: Body cream, bar soap, whipped soap, conditioning hair rinse, shea bubbling scrubs (damask rose and yang yang), perfume.
Scents:Opium Den, Stone the Crows, Tombstone, The Gloaming, Surrender Dorothy, Corwainer, Rook and Raven, Gothica, Arabian Nights, Incantation,

I currently have Body Cream in scent OM

Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe? I'd normally say "No", but I recently discovered Violette Market's "Hades" perfume. I've never actually smelled it, but it sounds like a perfect match for my Hades character in my Hades and Persephone novel. I've been trying to track some down and I'm afraid I never will.

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds? Oh YAY! I'm good for all kinds, except beer (sadly. can't have it due to wheat/malt) and cider (just not a fan). Especially a fan of artistinal, botanical gins and specialty liqueurs (especially homemade, local varieties). Also mead, especially local mead!

Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors? I will never say no to fingerless gloves of any length. My fingers get cold (but I can't type with regular gloves!). I also wouldn't mind a light shawl for the cold office. Dark purples, dark blues, dark greens, black, greys, and dark reds are all in my wheelhouse. I wouldn't mind something with teal or mossy green either.

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it? I'm not a super fan, but I like it well enough. May more than meh?

Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want? I am participating this year! I wouldn’t mind this year’s shirt (Large size). I’m also planning on buying the new version of Scrivener (Scriv 3) when it’s released for PC

I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com) Edit: This is also my own question. I promise I didn't put it here to get someone to buy me from it! I just made an order from here for myself. There still a bit I’m interested in. I’ve saved the ones I’m most interested in to my Amazon jewelry wishlist

Honor

Honor

 

2018 SW Condiments

10/19/18

would you like a crocheted doll related to one of your interests?
Omg yes. AHS, the Magicians, Marvel, Firefly, MLP, or Disney would be amazing.

Would you want me to put a collection of rocks/gems together for you? And if so, is there anything you'd want me to focus on? (health, peace, protection, creativity, love, etc...)
RAWKS! I love rocks. I need to focus right now on intuition, spirit-talk, calming, clarity, and centredness.

10/17/18

I have a new question! I'll be headed to the PA RenFaire the end of this month. Is there anything you'd be interested in? http://www.parenfaire.com/faire.html(if you scroll down a bunch there's a list of merchants)
Yass Ren Faire! I love anything faire-related.

10/16/18

Are you a board game nerd like me? Is there a game you want right now?
I love board games but don't have particulars on the docket! Some of my favorites include Kill Dr. Lucky and Catan (I have the original).

10/15/18

There are some really awesome spice shops in NYC. Would you like/need any herbs or spices?
Hm, I always love a good spice blend but I'm not on the hunt for anything in particular. I love garlic, indian spices, mexican spices, etc.

Anything from this curiosity shop the type of thing that interests you? Dreadful Curiosities: https://www.facebook.com/pg/dreadfulcuriosities/photos/
I love animal skulls and bones and art made with them... but of course I want them to be ethically sourced. Found is best. I couldn't see if this company lists where they source their bones.

10/14/18

For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches....if you have a Book of Spells would you like a page for it from your witch?
What a cool idea!! Sure!! A page of something that my Witch (if they are a witch) feels is their 'forte' would be really cool! I've found so many witches have natural affinities, it's neat to hear what others do regularly and how.

What house were you sorted into?
I'm a Slytherin-Pukwudgie   10/13/18

Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus?
Yes, please, AND the Craft, AND AHS Coven, AND Ghost Whisperer, AND all the witch movies.

Does anything from either of these shops interest you?
The Stitchety Witch stitch creations and patterns
Black Abbey Studios art w/ a gothic tendency
Ohhh those are both such great fun! I love the witty and witchy snark from Stitchety Witch, and the black goat print from Black Abbey is lovely.

Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get?
No, I love the surprise of what someone chooses for me!

What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)?
Corsets.

Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in? (This could be a very specific sub like sihaya or lootcrate or an idea/concept you're interested in without a specific company in mind, like "book related candles").
I would like to get Barkbox for my furkids. Lootcrate seems fun, but I'm sure there are more exciting and niche-y boxes out there that I would like and just don't know about! I got Forest Nui Cobalt's Crone's Crate for a while, and tried the Magickal Folk witch boxes for a bit as well.

Coffee or Tea?
Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye?
I love coffee. I drink tea less regularly, and usually for magical or health purposes.

What are your DISO BPAL dreams?
Goodness! I'd love to try Touched Twice.

10/12/18

Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries?
ALL the spoopy things!!! I am still a bit of a UFO/unsolved mystery/cryptozoology fanatic! I love love love it! I WANT TO BELIEVE.

Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in?
I haven't really looked! I really like several of Lush's items, but I rarely shop there or use anything from them anymore. I'm open if there's something you really love! I love their Buffy bars and sugar scrubs but have been trying to buy from smaller companies lately.

Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?
I haven't tried any Weenies. I got in on a Lilith decant circle and LOVE The She-Goat and Meditation Buddy. I know there were several Weenies I wanted, too.

How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges?
SO MANY!!! I have a denim jacket that I am covering in cool, witchy, nerdy, and political buttons, pins, and badges. I have a subscription to Laserbrain Patch Co already but always want more!

10/11/18

Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need?
If you are my Witch, you have read my questionnaire and know the answer to this. ALL THE THINGS.

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels?[
Sure-- to all. I have some pipettes but I need vials and labels and things.

Can you link to your non forum wishlists/goodreads if you haven't already done so?
I just updated the spreadsheet that Miss Twilighteyes has compiled so kindly for us.

If you're a yarn user, what kinds of yarn do you like best?
I don't yarn, and I already have a lot. :/

10/10/18

Let's get specific about this knitting thing! Do any of these items/styles appeal? I've numbered these so you can just reference numbers if you like!

Spoiler

The dragon cowl and asymmetrical wrap are really cute, and the pumpkin is cute too! I don't have a huge need for wrist warmers, hats, or gloves at this time, unless they're cool gothy witchy style since most of my winter wear is pretty muggle-ish.

If your witch was able to obtain digital media that you could not access (TV, movies, books, etc.), is there anything you have been in search of for quite a while? If yes, what devices do you use to play such (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.)?
Not really?

Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything!
Disney and Marvel stuff that's not available here, maybe. I don't collect a lot of Japanese things anymore. Some things I've wanted to collect again are Aria, Battle Angel Alita, Disgaea, and Sailor Moon stuff. I used to have a ton but I sold it.

10/9/18

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer? http://www.nerdlacquer.com/
I tend towards darker colors. A quick peruse through the main page, I like Hanna and Grootslang best. I also am in search of a dupe of BPTP's old Lady Macbeth, I *loved* that color.
10/8/18

Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe?
Nope, except maybe that nail polish I just mentioned.

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds?
All sorts! I like anything. Beer, liquors, wines, meads, etc.
Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors?
Not really but I'm open

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it?
Meh with a side of nope.
Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want?
I used to do it yearly but haven't had time in like a decade, lol!

I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com)
I love moonstones, but these styles are a little too shiny for me. Not really my style.

Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)?
Yay! I love tall socks but have kinda chunky legs. That being said, any length is good, I love nerdy socks.

10/7/18

Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month? (Witches, I'll happily send one to your witchee if they would like it)
Nah, I have too many miscellaneous BPAL postcards that I need to put in frames already I'd love postcards or cards from my Witch, but I don't collect destination postcards or anything.

Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?
Again, I'm a pain in the butt because while I'm open to it, I don't have anything from here that I've been pining for. But I do love SW for showing me all these things I never knew about!

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Switch Witch 2018

10/23/2018

what music do you find hard to find but would love a CD of?
I am seriously in need of a physical copy Hannibal Season 1 Volume 2 Soundtrack! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LVZK5N0/?coliid=I1SB6J7DI3Y63Z&colid=3E6QYYZVC8N0P&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_itI have all the rest of the soundtrack and this is the only one I am missing.

By the way......are any of you Switch Witches interested in items from this store?
https://www.tafilu.com/stores/witches
Ha! I like the "Ride with Pride" and the unicorn "I hate people" one

10/20/2018

Quick question! if you were my Witchee, would you like a crocheted doll related to one of your interests? Something like this little guy here.
YEEES. I am a a total nerd and would love one of like, Hannibal Lecter or Will Graham.

Dear Witchee, assuming you are at least a little witchy, and you're into crystals/rocks - that's kinda my forte. Would you want me to put a collection of rocks/gems together for you? And if so, is there anything you'd want me to focus on? (health, peace, protection, creativity, love, etc...)
OH YEAH. I love interesting rocks, fossils, crystals. Something for anxiety?

10/17/2018

RenFair
Oh yes! I love to dress up for these as well. I usually get perfume oils and viking-ish accessories. I have a collection of witchy silver pendants, love those.

Board games:
Oh yes please! 2 players much preferred (I play mostly with my husband). I like deck-building games. Oh! My husband is really into the game of thrones living card game (second edition) and I'm probably eventually gonna get into it. An expansion or chapter pack would be cool? We have the base set, World Championship 2016 and 2017, Guarding the Realm and the Fall of Astapor

Spices
That'll be cool! I am a beginner cook, so a recipe that comes with it will be AWESOME, ha!

Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye?
Witch's Brew, Cookie Dough, White Chocolate Chai... please nothing with chamomile, though!

Previous:
1. Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month? (Witches, I'll happily send one to your witchee if they would like it)
I loooove postcards!

2. Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things? (I may have stocked up)
The Gloaming and Potages Cauldron

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds?
Oh YAY! Dark beers and rums.

Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors?
I would love anything, but it never truly gets cold in Southern California so no hats or mittens, please. Maybe a bag?

Let's get specific about this knitting thing! Do any of these items/styles appeal? I've numbered these so you can just reference numbers if you like!
DRAGONWING COWL YESH

Chew toys, anyone?
Nope

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it?
Meh

Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want?
Ha! I always think about it, but why not? I could use something for the library in any case

I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com)
Ohh! That stuff is pretty, and moonstones opals and labradorite are my favorite. I like the moon styles and labradorite.

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer (nerdlacquer.com)
OH HELL YEAH! Ice-nine, That’s Numberwang, Crowley or anything X-files, Game of Thrones or

Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)?
Yes I do! Ankle please

Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need?
I am witchy! No incense though, but I love tarot, candles and crystals.

Can you link to your non forum wishlists/goodreads if you haven't already done so?
I think all of them are in my signature?

If you're a yarn user, what kinds of yarn do you like best?
No, unfortunately

Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries?
Taxidermy, antlers, body parts, vampires

Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in?
LOOOVE Lush, ha! I really like (love) their solid scrub stuff. I also like their dusting powders. I like bath bombs but I have SOO MANNY now, and do not like their lotions.

Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?
Something creamy? Green and woody

How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges?
LOVE EM! I have a ridiculous collection and want more. I've got a few wished for in my etsy

If your witch was able to obtain digital media that you could not access (TV, movies, books, etc.), is there anything you have been in search of for quite a while? If yes, what devices do you use to play such (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.)?
Window, and I do have a kindle. Anything with my obsession I would LOVE: Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, Dan Stevens

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels?
Nope

Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything!
Gudetama, or if you see anything Hannibal fandom esp. doujinshi I would LOVE that

Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus?
Ah! I'm gonna do what others have and say The Craft, actually. Or actually... The VVItch!!!


Does anything from either of these shops interest you?
The Stitchety Witch (https://www.etsy.com...estitchetywitch) cross stitch creations and patterns
Black Abbey Studios ( http://www.blackabbeystudios.com)art w/ a gothic tendency
Addams Family patterns, and King Puck

Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get?
Hmmm... not really! I would love anything honestly

What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)?
Ha! I wish I could talk myself out of buying things... but I suppose anything on my amazon wishlist or etsy favorites would count!

On a slightly related note, does anyone have a favorite source for vintage or handmade jewelry? Witchy/fae stuff especially! For me as well as potentially my witchee. ;P
Huh, I don't think I do! Honestly my jewelry wearing is very minimal

NEW QUESTION! What are your DISO BPAL dreams?
Ah, Manila or Araw Ng Mga Patay. I am also collecting the American Gods and the Soundtrack OLLA (Diamond Star and Funnel of Love) scents. My spreadsheet: bottles https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jqEvOVWSCWiQk9EHIsD8NNJhQ5YmQVOcZ7Z7DkZkTpc/edit?usp=sharing

Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in?
I love sub boxes! I am currently interested in the indie perfume or makeup ones, or the goth or witchy ones. Sihaya and Poisoner's Guild in particular

Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?
Not really, actually! I prefer the yules generally

For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches...….if you have a BoS would you like a page for it from your witch?
Yes, I would!

What house were you sorted into?
Slytherin. Or Ravenclaw. Slytherin aesthetically, but really a ravenclaw

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foxwrapped

 

Switch Witch 2018 condiments and doodads

10/15/18

There are some really awesome spice shops in NYC. Would you like/need any herbs or spices?

Anything from this curiosity shop the type of thing that interests you? Dreadful Curiosities: https://www.facebook.com/pg/dreadfulcuriosities/photos/

10/14/18

For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches....if you have a Book of Spells would you like a page for it from your witch?

What house were you sorted into?

10/13/18

Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus?

Does anything from either of these shops interest you?
The Stitchety Witch stitch creations and patterns
Black Abbey Studios art w/ a gothic tendency

Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get?

What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)?

Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in? (This could be a very specific sub like sihaya or lootcrate or an idea/concept you're interested in without a specific company in mind, like "book related candles").

Coffee or Tea?
Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye?

What are your DISO BPAL dreams?

10/12/18

Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries?

Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in?

Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?

How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges?

10/11/18

Can you link to your non forum wishlists/goodreads if you haven't already done so?

If you're a yarn user, what kinds of yarn do you like best?   Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need?
So I do tarot and I am sort of reexpirementing with wiccan stuff but I am going slow and really kind of newbish right now.

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels?
Ah, vials maybe as I cannot find mine. But not a ton.

10/10/18

Let's get specific about this knitting thing! Do any of these items/styles appeal? I've numbered these so you can just reference numbers if you like!
4

If your witch was able to obtain digital media that you could not access (TV, movies, books, etc.), is there anything you have been in search of for quite a while? If yes, what devices do you use to play such (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.)?
Books, epub.

Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything!
Yes. Just yes. Despite no longer being a sort of anime Otaku fangirl of the worst kind, I still hold a super specila place in my heart for all things Japan. Both traditional and modern, and I sort of love Jrock and Jpop.

10/9/18

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer? http://www.nerdlacquer.com/
So I like a fee but caveat I never do my nails because I suck at it bad =/
White Hole, Shut Up Wesley, smuggler and gambler, Carrie!, Dax Balmshell   10/8/18

Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe?
I do not think so.

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds?
Uh if it is unusual or homemade, yes. Otherwise no as I rarely indulge. Anything but anise/licorice.

Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors?
Fingerless gloves, other non wearables. Jewel tones, monochrome.

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it?
Enjoy it. As well as other authors or things that base off that universe mythos.   Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want?
I am not, and no thank you.   I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com)
All in silve and moonstone or opalr: To the moon and back necklace, spiraled full moon ring (no idea on size though)

Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)?
I mean, sort of. Texture is most important to my feet so decorative socks are usually too rough or textured. But if you find very soft ones, ankle high.

10/7/18

Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month? (Witches, I'll happily send one to your witchee if they would like it)
Sure, who hates mail? Idk where I wojld put it afterward though. Kiddo will prolly steal it.   Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?
It seems like everything here has sulfates in spades so lal probably too harsh for my sensitive skin.
 

Switch Witch 2018 Answers

Edit: Working on fixing my wishlist so it may be in progress but it's here! https://www.wishlistr.com/coltostallion

Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month? (Witches, I'll happily send one to your witchee if they would like it)
No thank you

Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?
Body cream, soap and body scrubs are always fun, scentwise OM, Tombstone, Rook & Raven and Opium Den

Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe?
I really liked the Book of Spells hand lotion from... I think it was Poison Apple Apothecary?

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds?
No thank you

Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors?
No thank you

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it?
Meh

Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want?
Nope, won't be participating

I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com)
Not that into jewelry

Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)?
Definitely! Ankle high preferred generally

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer? http://www.nerdlacquer.com/
I don't really wear nail polish

Let's get specific about this knitting thing! Do any of these items/styles appeal? I've numbered these so you can just reference numbers if you like!
Not really much into knitted things to be honest

If your witch was able to obtain digital media that you could not access (TV, movies, books, etc.), is there anything you have been in search of for quite a while? If yes, what devices do you use to play such (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.; can you use a flash drive)?
In these words by Neko Kichiku but that's all I can think of... I have a kobo and windows and can use a flash drive

Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need?
No thanks

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels?
Vials and labels would be nice!

Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries?
Yes to spooky stuff! Maybe not bigfoot and aliens... unsolved mysteries, sure

Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?
I'm going to be honest... I've been so busy I haven't looked >.<

How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges?
Don't really use them

Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in?
Short answer, no

Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus?
Neither?

Does anything from either of these shops interest you?
The Stitchety Witch stitch creations and patterns
Black Abbey Studios art w/ a gothic tendency
Not so much, no

Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get?
Something to eat? I'm a fatass

What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)?
New board/card games. I don't need them... but I want them... but I don't NEED them.

Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in? (This could be a very specific sub like sihaya or lootcrate or an idea/concept you're interested in without a specific company in mind, like "book related candles").
Nope

Coffee or Tea?
Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye?
Do they have a tea to make angry intestines happy? Last person I asked that looked at me like I was crazy but I still hope

What are your DISO BPAL dreams?
I don't know that I could choose one of my wishlist that I want most... I know I want more of Boadicea but as for something I desperately want to try... there's too many

For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches....if you have a Book of Spells would you like a page for it from your witch?
N/A

What house were you sorted into?
Ravenclaw

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coltostallion

 

2018 Halloween Switch Witch Questions

There are some really awesome spice shops in NYC. Would you like/need any herbs or spices?
Anything middle eastern or north african! smoked paprika is always always welcome!

Anything from this curiosity shop the type of thing that interests you? Dreadful Curiosities: https://www.facebook.com/pg/dreadfulcuriosities/photos/
Yeah! that looks pretty neat, i love funky little things.

For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches....if you have a Book of Spells would you like a page for it from your witch?
that would be fucking awesome!
What house were you sorted into?
ravenclaw!

10/13/18

Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus?
omg only one?! grown up witch me loves practical magic for many reasons. spooky, halloween me loves hocus pocus for halloween and nostalgia.

Does anything from either of these shops interest you? No thank you
The Stitchety Witch stitch creations and patterns
Black Abbey Studios art w/ a gothic tendency

Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get?
nothing in particular
What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)?
I can't think of anything!
Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in? (This could be a very specific sub like sihaya or lootcrate or an idea/concept you're interested in without a specific company in mind, like "book related candles").
goddess provisions and anything witchy or new age-y. Sihaya is nice! I make candles, so I don't need anything with candles. I wouldn't want a book one since I like to pick out my own.

Coffee or Tea?
Coffee moreso, but I like tea a lot too.

Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye?
WITCHES BREW!!! stormy night looks good too. ooooh and maple matcha.
What are your DISO BPAL dreams?
hellhound on my trail
10/12/18

Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries?
Yeah! Ghosts mostly.

Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in?
My favorite is Lord of Misrule and I love the butter bear/butter balls.
Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?
There are a lot I want to try! ZOE AND THE GOAT, encapment of shepherds, junpier nourished, the goat and the vine, the witches ride, mostly. Samhainophobia, Lambs Wool, Pumpkin Musk and Black Oudh, The Hare, This Wan White, a certain nameless awe, a young boy and his brother. DEAD LEAVES! and vanilla incense, red carnations, maple sap, sugar cookies.

LILITHS! blue blankie, don't tell me heaven, meditation buddy, roof goblins, the dream is big enough

How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges?
YES! I love enamel pins, and patches.

10/11/18

Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need?
This was my question and I am super witchy!

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels?[
No thank you!


10/10/18

Let's get specific about this knitting thing! Do any of these items/styles appeal? I've numbered these so you can just reference numbers if you like!

These!:


Shawls/wraps/cowls:
1. Gradient Asymmetrical Simple Wrap (https://www.ravelry....ns/library/boom) (I'd dye the yarn myself for this one)
2. Dragon Wing Cowl (https://www.ravelry....ragon-wing-cowl)
3. Textured Cowl (https://www.ravelry....lview-road-cowl)

Mitts/mittens:
4. Multi-Directional Fingerless Mitts (https://www.ravelry....ingerless-mitts)
5. Arched Gusset Mittens (https://www.ravelry....-gusset-mittens)

Hats:
7. Simple Beanie (https://www.ravelry....runswick-beanie)

Sillies:
10. Beans the Cat (https://www.ravelry....y/beans-the-cat
11. Little Kindness Monster (https://www.ravelry....indness-monster
12. L'il P'kin (https://www.ravelry....bitty-pumpkin-3

If your witch was able to obtain digital media that you could not access (TV, movies, books, etc.), is there anything you have been in search of for quite a while? If yes, what devices do you use to play such (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.)?
I can't think of anything!

Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything!
Gudetama and Aggretsuko are my favorites! My husband used to live in Japan and also likes cute things from there. Sumikko Gurashi (omg I am butchering the spellings here) is a household favorite. Fun kit-kat flavors, kitty things, Japanese Halloween things, Pusheen, and Ghibli stuff!
Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer? http://www.nerdlacquer.com/
No thank you.

Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe?
I can't think of any!

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds?
Yay!!! I love gin and whisky most of all. Bitters are also most welcome. My favorite cocktails are old fashioneds and gin and tonics.

Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors?
Yes! I lost my handwarmers in Iceland a few weeks ago. I would love handwarmers or fingerless gloves. I like grey, mustard, dark reds and purples.

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it?
Very meh.

Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want?
No thank you.

I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com)
OOOH. I LOVE moonstones and work with them regularly in my witchy practices. I don't have any labradorite pieces, but also love it. I adore jewelry and wear lots of it. I have been wanting a midi ring! They seem to have lots of pretty thing in silver and rose gold - something I've been wanting to get more of. I wear lots of rings (size 6 ring finger, or up a couple sizes for index finger) have lots of ear piercings and wear bracelets regularly. For necklaces, I prefer at least 20". I really like their moon phase stuff! I actually like pretty much everything, except for things that have a halo of stones around it or lots of bling to it.

Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)?
I do love socks, but I have a lot. I prefer ankle length. Bombas are my favorite brand!

Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month? (Witches, I'll happily send one to your witchee if they would like it)
I keep reading this as "St. Pancreas" so YES. <3

Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?FYI - I don't have a bathtub. Gringott's sounds TDF! I love bar soaps, so they'd be most welcome. I don't need any lotions or scrubs. Hair stuff, perfume, and bar soap would be great!


samhainschimera

samhainschimera

 

Switch Witch '18 -- Hi Witch!

My BPAL wishlist is linked in my signature, so if you have gotten here, you have probably been there as well.... Here's my Amazon wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/6D1ZI60Y3H6P Here's Modcloth (I know Modcloth's stuff is often expensive and sells out quickly, but I thought it might be helpful to give you an idea of what I like) etsy is unfortunately another story. My etsy faves are not public, so I can just try listing some ~$30-&-under things I like there... polyester shirt, bat toy (purple, not keychain), leaf ring, moon towel, fluorite crystal, bee you brooch (pastel), fuerza candle (whatever color), dangle studs (12), cosmic ray pin


I guess this is as good of a time as any to say that I will try to semi-ignore questions that I've already addressed thoroughly in my questionnaire, or that don't apply at all. I can do a little collection of the topics here just for quick reference though (and dear Witch, if you need more info, just let me know): possibly interested, but covered thoroughly in my original questionnaire: alcohol not interested, whether or not mentioned in original questionnaire: knitted items (yes, I guess the little bat toy I linked to on etsy is a knitted item, but it can be the exception that proves the rule, right? I already have a plainer small black knitted bat but that very cute one on etsy just really caught my eye!), socks, NaNoWriMo, re-watching or owning movies.


On to actual questions I've actually answered...

I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you?
I like the Moonlighters earrings, Edged Lustre silver/moonstone ring, Petite Double silver/labradorite ring. From the sale, I like the Knowing Eye necklace and the Moon Eclipse ring.

Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe?
I waited awhile to answer this one because I was giving it some thought. As sometimes happens, this led to another question. So I remembered a couple of super-glittery nail polish brands I used to be into, Nerdlacquer and Rainbow Honey. I wanted to make sure I correctly typed whether the company names were one word or two words, and lo and behold, Nerdlacquer is back. So I'll do a separate question about that. But I do miss Rainbow Honey's glittery nail polishes. Once I have a blog post for this round, I can update this question if I think of anything else.

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer (nerdlacquer.com)?
I personally would like (sorry for weird formatting, I wanted to leave the special character in the first product name): Strålen Monstres Grootslang Phaya Naga Take A Look, It's In A Book! from the Vintage Archive: All of Time & Space, Pinin' for the Fjords, Hyperspace Bypass, Exterminate, The Lando System, Batcave, The Quantum Bluniverse Hanna Nazi Punks F... Off I Just Do Eyes Shut Up, Wesley * mini quads are also available for $18, where one gets 4 mini nail polishes to try. I ordered one from Nerdlacquer back in the day, and definitely wouldn't mind trying the things listed above in mini-form

St. Pancras Renaissance hotel postcard?
Why not?

Future Primitive?
Soap: Gringotts, Potages Cauldrons, The Gloaming, Cordwainer, Cracked Coconut, Rook & Raven, Rose Cardamom, White Witch
Whipped Soap: Cordwainer, Rook & Raven, Orange Coconut Mallow, Sylph
Bubbling Bathing Grains: Bell Book & Candle, Cordwainer, Orange Coconut Mallow, Rook & Raven, Sparklebox, Sylph

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it?
Somewhere in between "meh" and "love," which I guess would be "like?" I think I usually say that if the Alice in Wonderland themed thing seems like something I'd like based on my other interests/preferences, go for it.

Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need?
I am low-key witchy I guess. I mean, at least I'm not not-witchy.... In my Switch Witch '18 blog I've already linked to a crystal and a candle that I like, so I guess that fits this question. I also enjoy stick incense, but I already have a large amount of it because the Witch I had last year sent me the motherlode. My favorite incense by far is the classic sampler from https://incense.net/ .

Lush-xmas? Puddy Holly Yog Nog Yule Log Rudolph Snow Fairy Cold-pressed soap The North Polar Bear Left the Tap on for the Northern Lights soap and, y'know... if you're already there and all, I also like non-yule items such as Ectoplasm shower cream, Happy Hippy/Plum Rain/Olive Branch shower gels, and the Rose Jam bubbleroon.


Does anyone have a favorite source for vintage or handmade jewelry?
I dunno if it makes sense to answer this like it is about me, but on etsy I like Katofmanycolors (in case my Witch is peeping this, I especially like this) and urbanlegend (I really like these though they are a bit pricy).

Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything!
I like green tea kitkats quite a bit, and I also like the Meltykiss chocolate I've tried in the past. Things have kind of dried up on the penpal front so I guess I don't need any stationery really, but I would still like cute/weird stickers even though I likely don't have much of a use for them. Sanrio-wise I'm a Chococat/My Melody type. San-X-wise, I like Kutusita Nyanko. If I think of anything else, I can update in my blog.

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels?
Wouldn't mind some pipettes.

How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges?
They are fine and I have some? I don't wear them often or change them out often on the few garments I have them on though. I think I linked to one I like in my blog... but since they are usually relatively inexpensive, if you find one you think I'd like, it's up to you....

Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?
Hmm... here we go with a time-consuming one. So, I've gotten or requested decants from all of these releases that I thought I had a good chance of liking, but there's usually a "second tier" of things I'm curious about but not sure enough to even get a decant for myself. Breaking it down:
Weenies: Illimitable Dominion Over All (I just smelled this at a meet&sniff and it was lovely!), Jacob w/the Daughters of Laban, Lithograph of a Mountain Goat, Midnight Bonfire, Pomegranate Grove: Snake Oil, Pumpkin Musk & Black Oudh, Ruhende Ziege mit Kitzchen, Studie Einer Ziege.
Fatherhood: tried Family Resemblance at the same meet&sniff, it was pretty nice so I wouldn't mind owning some.
Motherhood: Wouldn't mind more Don't Tell me Heaven is Under the Earth.

Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries?
Not hugely into that stuff. I mean, there are some cute things out there with ghosts/skeletons, so I don't want to discount them entirely though. My fave cryptid is probably Mothman... I saw a cool "Mothman is my copilot" sticker on a car yesterday, in fact.

What are your DISO BPAL dreams?
Oh, you don't wanna know. I will dig that up from last year's blog just in case though. Goth Queen The Laughter of Loki

Coffee or Tea?
Okay, I know I talked about this in my original questionnaire, let me see if I can think of anything else important on this subject though. My household does drink coffee. Whole-bean and ground are both fine. We prefer medium roast rather than darker roasts. The only flavored coffees we really like are cinnamon and coconut (have only tried this separately but I guess I'd try them together if that exists). As for tea, I think I've already said that bags/sachets are much preferred to loose tea, but I'll mention it just in case. I don't think I want stuff from David's Teas... I was briefly excited that they had Cream Earl Grey but then I saw that people were majorly upset that they had changed the formulation so I decided I'd better steer clear. I do like the Cream Earl Grey from Capital Teas though (looks to be out of stock in sachets at the moment).

Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in?
Would like to subscribe to one for Japanese treats and such. I know Bokksu is one, I'm sure there are others. *EDIT* I remembered another one, the Kizuna box.

Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get?
Whatever my Witch thinks I would like would be great. If I really have to pick something, I guess bar soap? I mean, nice ones are everywhere and they usually aren't that expensive, and I don't have a huge stash of it right now, so that would definitely work if that helps.

Hmm... long paragraph incoming... I'm still updating the semi-ignored topics section above, so I almost put this near that section because it goes back to the original questionnaire rather than the in-thread questions, but then I decided to just put it here. Anyway, the original questionnaire mentioned under $10 and over $10 things we wanted. I will use this opportunity to ask for cooking and baking related stuff because there hasn't really been a question about that yet. So from Penzey's I'd like some Bold Taco Seasoning, or Sandwich Sprinkle, or Special Seasoned Sea Salt. I prefer jars to bags, and jars of all of those are less than $10. You could also get me some Vietnamese Cinnamon or vanilla extract from Penzey's, I go through those really quickly (the Vietnamese cinnamon is under $10, I think vanilla extract is slightly over, so it can count as the over-$10 part of this question. I'd rather have either double-acting or Mexican vanilla extract than the regular single-acting one). My mind then turns to extremely fancy sprinkles from a website I just discovered. They are just under or just over $10 depending on the amount and type. I like Little Prince, Purple Pony Party, Dark Rainbow, Smitten Kitten, Starry Night, and Blue Tinsel. Hope that helps since I didn't answer that question in my original questionnaire!

So it looks like there was a question about spices. I guess I already mentioned some things in my last huge paragraph. The only other thing I can think of is sumac, I've been wanting some of that since I have a few recipes that call for it.

Dreadful Curiousities:
The framed "vintage Halloween" stuff with cats/bats is pretty cute. The other stuff pictured is not really my style.

Alchemy & Dust:
I'd wear these earrings, I like these too.

When I was looking over my original questionnaire recently, I saw that I said that if there wasn't a Haus of Gloi question, I'd address this in my blog, so I guess I need to do that as time is short. From the Fall II section, I'd like White Lodge soap, or the whipped soap in Spider Silk or Cozy Pumpkin. From the Fall section, I'd like Cozy Pumpkin soap. Looking at soap listed by product, Violet, Warm Mahogany, Coconut Jasmine, and Orange Ginger Patchouli sound nice.

board games:
So I think I have some Trivial Pursuit related stuff on my Amazon wishlist? Would also consider Perquackey (Amazon usually has it used for okay prices). Otherwise I'm really not a board game person.

RenFaire:
I'm prettymuch always interested in bar soap, earrings, and stick incense from Renaissance Faires. But like I said, I have way too much stick incense right now so I don't really need any unless it's from Devonshire/incense.net (I know she sells at some faires up north, but not sure about that one). So the other two things, maybe? Otherwise, usually there are cool wooden boxes for sale too, but I usually think they are too expensive for me. So I guess I'm saying, use your judgment, Dear Witch...

neptuneanblues

neptuneanblues

 

Halloween 2018 SW

Wishlist help!
BPAL: http://www.bpal.org/topic/127-wishlist/page__st__1900__p__1566904?do=findComment&comment=1566904
AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1OASHS9ZEEHNF/ref=cm_sw_su_w
ETSY: http://www.etsy.com/people/effluere/favorites

10/9/18

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer?
Nail polish? Probably not really my thing. I rarely paint my nails. In the summer I pedicure occasionally but we are heading into the long winter so.

10/8/18

Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe?
HAUNT. I miss you Haunt, I miss you so much. Collectors Cabinet and Witch Wife are favorites - scrubs in particular. I still have some oils and glosses but seriously - I would take any haunt scrub you could find. I just used my last one.

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds?
Yay! I like anything "interesting" - infusions, interesting bitters, etc. I also love gins and bourbons. And wine. And beer. Ok, I love it all.

Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors?
Sure! I love knitted things. Scarves and hats are best in a less chunky yarn. Color question is in my survey.

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it?
I like it but I have no strong love/hate feelings.

Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want?
Nope.

I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com)
I generally love jewerly. I wear necklaces most often, usually silver, love all stones. I leave this at my witch's discretion!

Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)?
Socks are always great! I usually wear ankle or crew cut and often love fun patterns.

10/7/18

Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month? (Witches, I'll happily send one to your witchee if they would like it)
Not necessary.

Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?
The whipped soap looks good! I think I've answered the best notes question (also a lot of my favorite notes are listed in my wishlist link). Also I need to update my BPAL wishlist!

ellebelle

ellebelle

 

SW 2018 Q&A of Doom

Ok...
Here's the ever-changing list of questions from the SW thread, updated as much as I can keep up with it...
NEW
(10/15)
Anything from this curiosity shop that interests you
OMG yes everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(10/14/18)
Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything!
I don't know what to ask for... I LOVE weird candy and snacks (nothing too out there for my Americanized palate, though...) I like Gudetama (sp? the weird depressed egg??) and really anything foreign fascinates me so... sure!! OH!! someone once sent me a strange, tiny penis warrior statue which reminds me of the fertility fest in Japan where they parade the giant cocks around... I like strange little figures and such...
I'm easy...

Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus?
Didn't really know that was an either or thing... probably haven't watched either one in a dozen years. I do like The Craft as others have said...


Does anything from either of these shops interest you?
The Stitchety Witch (https://www.etsy.com...estitchetywitch) cross stitch creations and patterns
Black Abbey Studios ( http://www.blackabbeystudios.com)art w/ a gothic tendency


Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get?
I don't really go into this with expectations... probably will love anything you send... that said... I guess I DO always hope for something that I wouldn't have bought for myself that is in line with my tastes... or something from a company I've not tried/heard of that I will enjoy... something new and surprising.

What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)?
hmmmm... there are so many many things...
a lot of jewelry
dog clothes/costumes
most of the things on my amazon WL lol

On a slightly related note, does anyone have a favorite source for vintage or handmade jewelry?
I shop a lot of the local artists markets here where I live. Bohemian Jewel and Finery Elaborate Adornments (both on Etsy/FB/Instagram) are two of my favorites (and full disclosure: owned by two friends of mine)

NEW QUESTION! What are your DISO BPAL dreams?
Always DISO Voodoo Queen...
a bottle of Hellion would rock my world...
I tend to buy up all the Snake Charmer I see, but I have enough I don't think it qualifies as DISO anymore...
Aged Perversion (like cobalt bottle aged, preferably)

Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in?
YES!!! I've just recently found out about such things, never tried one, and am DYING to order something... not sure what I want though so I haven't pulled the trigger. All these look cool...
Brat Box (pins and patches)
Loot Crate
GlobeIn (homestuff)
Vellabox (candles)
and BarkBox or one of the similar pet ones


Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?
Weenies 2018:
Inside the Golden Amber of Her Eyeballs
Midnight Bonfire(?)
Witch Bride (?)
This Wan White Humming Hive
The Night is Waning Away
The Great He Goat
Zoe and the Goat*
Pomegranate: Dorian*
Pomegranate: Snake Oil*

Fatherhood 2018:
Puppet Kitty
My Little Pop Star


Lilith 2018:
Don't Tell Me Heaven is Under Earth
Euterpe's Ukelale
The Dream is Big Enough For Everyone
True Love**

OLDER LEs:
Apple X*************************
Pumpkin Spiced Perversion******* (how the fuck did I miss this?!?)
Aquarius 2016
Jiggery Pokey


For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches...….if you have a BoS would you like a page for it from your witch?
I'm not really that kind of witch

What house were you sorted into?
I do not know my House




(10/12/18)
Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need?
hmmmmm... yes is the short answer.
I love incense, sage, palo santo, etc. I adore crystals and am actively trying to learn more about them (so books on crystals are awesome, as are actual crystals I DO have the The Crystal Bible by Hall but other books welcome)
my whole house is a giant alter of sorts so supplies are always good... things that are decorative are always good such as table runners, scarves, alter cloths, etc, or little dishes/bowls to put offerings/herbs/whatever in... I don't do a ton of rituals that involve "action"... more a lot of "prayin' and layin'" as my friends call it.... sort of a purposeful display of sacred objects with intention whispered over them more than something you'd see in The Craft or whatever.
CANDLES!!!! I love candles...

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels?
I don't really decant

(10/5ish/18)
Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month?
Sure, frameable postcards are always awesome

Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?
I have never heard of them before but the lotions look amazing

Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe?
meh... unless you can find me some Voodoo Queen

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds?
most definitely YAY!
I drink tequila almost exclusively...
but I'm not actively opposed to anything except gin and jack daniels.

Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors?
as I said in my questionnaire... Texas = hot... but with that in mind... knitted things are awesome...

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it?
love love love love love

Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want?
no...
no nanowrimo...
no spare time

I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com)
omg! everything?? faves include: majestic ornament, radiant luster, lynx light, cosmic love, eye candy, eternal bliss, gothic affair, ... I could go on and on and on...

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer (nerdlacquer.com)?
so...I JUST spent too much $ on a bunch of BPTP claw polish and don't NEED any more...
that said, the Electro Flash lip stuff looks awesome and I'd totally WEAR and USE more polish (their stuff looks wonderful)... I just refuse to window shop for some as I fear it will negatively impact my pocketbook LOL

goddessrobyn

goddessrobyn

 

Switch Witch 2018 Questions

Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month?
that sounds great!

Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?
potagas cauldrons and surrender dorothy from the halloween collection sound amazing.

Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe?
I have been on the hunt for BPAL's Ozymandias. It is my most desperate of ISOs. Also if anyone happens to have any of the Lush Life's a Beach body scrub that was basically scented sand I LOVE it. I've been rationing the last of my container for years now.

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds?
Very much yea! I love sweet and semi sweet wines. I like vodka and rum, and any sort of fruity or floral liquor. For beer I like fruit beers and lighter beers. Also I LOVE sake. Nigori and sparkling sake are my favorites. Also jelly sake is really fun.

Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors?
I love knitted stuff! Especially hats and long scarves~

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland?
I like it!

Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want?
No I'm not

I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com)
I love Necklaces: Blessed Lunas and moon elixir
Earrings: colliding moons, dos lunas,
Rings: Dolphin Diver, enchanted teardrop, waves, spring bloom

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer?
not really, I'm pretty overstocked on nail polish.

Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)?
I'm trying to transition to wearing tights more out and about as I've recently started wearing predominantly skirts. For when I'm at home however I'd love some cute ankle socks. I also love toe socks and fuzzy socks.

Let's get specific about this knitting thing! Do any of these items/styles appeal? I've numbered these so you can just reference numbers if you like!
2, 3, 4, 9 (I especially love this one as I have short hair with cut outs around the ears so my ears freeze in winter!), and 10!

If your witch was able to obtain digital media that you could not access (TV, movies, books, etc.), is there anything you have been in search of for quite a while? If yes, what devices do you use to play such (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.; can you use a flash drive)?
I am an avid fan of Air Disaster/Mayday but America is always seasons behind the rest of the world and finding reliable streams and downloads can be difficult. I use a macbook pro to watch and I can use a flash drive.

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels?
A resounding YES! I'm currently drowning in pipettes but standard labels and sample vials get used up so quickly that I'm always in need.


Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need?
I've been interested in starting to practice again. I haven't been a practicing witch since high school but I've been feeling increasingly called back but I'm starting over from scratch. So I pretty much need everything and lots of books. I like books.


Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything!
Oh boy my favorite question! First off kit kats. I LOVE trying different types of kit kats. Also anything melon or black sesame flavored. I've been on the hunt for black sesame seed pocky for years, I know they were seasonal but I'm hoping they'll be rereleased. I also love plate/dishware (I have a subscription with kizuna box for just this reason), bento boxes and supplies, recipe books (google translate works great on recipes) and FGO/Fate/Type Moon stuff. I listed specific characters in my questionnaire. I also have not been able to get the latest FGO Character Materials book yet.
Also you could just like raid a Daiso and I'm sure I'd love everything. Unfortunately I'm on the east coast of the US so we don't have any. I know they have a lot of cute plastic storage bins, a friend sent me one in one of her packages once and I'd really like more.

Can you link to your non forum wishlists/goodreads if you haven't already done so?
https://docs.google.com/document/d/10lqJA0IvJ7MnI4apqBSBu-weziwH29tx_BYJ-7su6n0/edit?usp=sharing

If you're a yarn user, what kinds of yarn do you like best?
I'm not a yarn user.

Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries?
Sure I guess, unsolved mysteries are definitely fun and I like ghost stuff.

Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in?
Snowflakes knot wrap, winter floral knot wrap, shoot for the stars bath bomb, holey night bath bomb, cherry christmas bath bomb

Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?
I ended up with only 2 decants of Support Your Local Queens after my circle but I really like it and would love to get more.

How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges?
I love them! I have fabric covered bulletin boards I keep them on

Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus?
Hocus Pocus, I haven't actually seen Practical Magic

Does anything from either of these shops interest you?
The Stitchety Witch (https://www.etsy.com...estitchetywitch) cross stitch creations and patterns
Black Abbey Studios ( http://www.blackabbeystudios.com)art w/ a gothic tendency
I love the art prints! My favorites are faithful friend, midnight magic, and triggered.

Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get?
I'd love to get something handmade whether it's knitwear, an art piece, or food.
What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)?
I'm always looking at jewelry but I always end up not buying it for myself.

Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in?(This could be a very specific sub like sihaya or lootcrate or an idea/concept you're interested in without a specific company in mind, like "book related candles").
I currently have a subscription with kizuna box for their lifestyle box but I'd love to try their snack box as well. I'd also love to try a tea or coffee box (I have a keurig but have fill your own cups for ground coffee). I also like lifestyle boxes.

Coffee or Tea?
Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye?
Witch's Brew, the Lil Ripper Bottle, and the butterfly pea flowers from the halloween section look great! From the rest of the store Peachy Lychee looks to die for good.

What house were you sorted into?
I'm a Slythinpuff! Even mixture Slytherin and Hufflepuff.

Anything from this curiosity shop the type of thing that interests you?
Those cat skulls are awesome! I currently have a bobcat skull I got from a taxidermist years ago that sits on my bookshelf named Hissy lol. I also love those butterfly shadow boxes.

For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches...….if you have a BoS would you like a page for it from your witch?
I don't currently have a BoS

There are some really awesome spice shops in NYC. Would you like/need any herbs or spices?
Big yes! Especially more unusual spices or herbs since we have a cabinet full of spices right now (but more is always great, my mom and I are addicted top Penzeys Spices!)

if you were my Witchee, would you like a crocheted doll related to one of your interests?
I would love that!


Dear Witchee, assuming you are at least a little witchy, and you're into crystals/rocks - that's kinda my forte. Would you want me to put a collection of rocks/gems together for you? And if so, is there anything you'd want me to focus on? (health, peace, protection, creativity, love, etc...)
Yes most definitely! Anything to help with stress and anxiety would be much appreciated.

yowahoshihime

yowahoshihime

 

Switch Witch 2018 Questions Master List

10/25/18   Is anyone interested in the New update?   10/21/18

Are you interested in anything from this store? https://www.tafilu.com/stores/witches

10/19/18

would you like a crocheted doll related to one of your interests?

Would you want me to put a collection of rocks/gems together for you? And if so, is there anything you'd want me to focus on? (health, peace, protection, creativity, love, etc...)



10/17/18

I have a new question! I'll be headed to the PA RenFaire the end of this month. Is there anything you'd be interested in? http://www.parenfaire.com/faire.html(if you scroll down a bunch there's a list of merchants)

10/16/18

Are you a board game nerd like me? Is there a game you want right now?

10/15/18

There are some really awesome spice shops in NYC. Would you like/need any herbs or spices?

Anything from this curiosity shop the type of thing that interests you? Dreadful Curiosities: https://www.facebook.com/pg/dreadfulcuriosities/photos/

10/14/18

For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches....if you have a Book of Spells would you like a page for it from your witch?

What house were you sorted into?

10/13/18

Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus?

Does anything from either of these shops interest you?
The Stitchety Witch stitch creations and patterns
Black Abbey Studios art w/ a gothic tendency

Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get?

What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)?

Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in? (This could be a very specific sub like sihaya or lootcrate or an idea/concept you're interested in without a specific company in mind, like "book related candles").

Coffee or Tea?
Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye?

What are your DISO BPAL dreams?

10/12/18

Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries?

Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in?

Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?

How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges?

10/11/18

Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need?

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels?[

Can you link to your non forum wishlists/goodreads if you haven't already done so?

If you're a yarn user, what kinds of yarn do you like best?

10/10/18

Let's get specific about this knitting thing! Do any of these items/styles appeal? I've numbered these so you can just reference numbers if you like!



If your witch was able to obtain digital media that you could not access (TV, movies, books, etc.), is there anything you have been in search of for quite a while? If yes, what devices do you use to play such (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.)?

Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything!


10/9/18

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer? http://www.nerdlacquer.com/

10/8/18

Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe?

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds?

Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors?

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it?

Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want?

I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com)

Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)?

10/7/18

Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month? (Witches, I'll happily send one to your witchee if they would like it)

Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?

twilighteyes

twilighteyes

 

Switch Witch 2018 Answers

Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe?
The original Vanilla single note from The Body Shop (circa 1990.)

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds?
yea! I love sweet meads, wines (especially ice wine and tawny port), ciders, liqueurs, hard alcohol (baileys, flavored vodkas, schnapps)... do not like dry meads, ciders, or wines. I like SOME beer, mostly stout.

Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors?
I like knitted stuff but as I'm a knitter I am usually overflowing in knitted things and end up giving most away or selling them. If you really need to knit something for me I have a bundle on Ravelry called "Make for Me" (also Halloween / Vamp Swap) and I like dark colors like black, dark grey, dark wine/burgundy/black over red, dark purple. I do not like navy blue, white, beige, tan, yellow, orange, or usually pink.)

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it?
I love Alice in Wonderland! I really like the original artwork (especially white rabbit wearing his heart tunic and Alice playing croquet with the flamingo and hedgehog.) I have fabric from Spoonflower with the artwork for making project bags.

Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month?
Sure, I love receiving mail.

Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?
Scents that sound lovely: Opium Den, Rook & Raven, Sylph, White Witch, Potages Cauldrons, The Gloaming, OM, Cordwainer.
Whipped soap, scrubs, bathing grains, body cream all sound good.

Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want?
No, I do not enjoy writing in the slightest.

I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com)
Crescent Moon (moonstone) especially, but also Ellipse, Dropping wisdom (both in moonstone), and Orbit Teardrop (labradorite) -- oh, but none of those are on sale. Let's see, sales items.

Size 7 rings: Cosmic Daze, Moon Trance, Seahorses, White Virgin, Waves, Sky Energy,
Size 11 rings: Luminance
Moonstone Teardrop (loose)

Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)?
No, I rarely wear socks. Not at all from April - October and grudgingly during the winter under boots. I mostly only wear black socks unless I'm wearing converse in which I wear white or grey.

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer?
Not as much as I'm interested in ILNP. There is a list of ILNP I'd love to try under SW Help link in my signature.

Let's get specific about this knitting thing! Do any of these items/styles appeal? I've numbered these so you can just reference numbers if you like!
1, 2, 4, 10, 11 -- if I happen to have a knitter as a witch, I actually have somebundles on Ravelry - "Make for me" or "Halloween or Vamp Swap" with items I'd be interested in having someone make for me. Please don't make me things off of my wish list or out of my queue, those are things that I want to make.

If your witch was able to obtain digital media that you could not access (TV, movies, books, etc.), is there anything you have been in search of for quite a while? If yes, what devices do you use to play such (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.)?
I'd love the Robert Anton Wilson Illuminatus Trilogy, Shroedinger's Cat, and The Historical Chronicles of the Illuminati (three books starting with The Earth Will Shake) on mobi or epub. I actually have a huge list of books that I'd like on audio or mobi

Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything!
yummy kit kats! Also Nightmare Before Christmas stuff!

Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need?
Low smoke incense, palo santo, crystals, altar supplies, ritual / chime candles, yes. I have some altar supplies on my amazon wishlist (I think under house/home) -- altar bell, altar chalice, some altar cloths in different colors (need red), can always use chime candles, TALs, etc. I'm waiting on my Last Unicorn tarot deck (kickstarter) as well as The Wise Dog tarot (I can wait to see which card my dog gets - I paid for one of my dogs to be in the deck) and I just received a Game of Thrones tarot deck for my birthday, so I think I'm set there. I put what kind of crystals/gemstones I like in my SW questionnaire.

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels?
I could use vials but I'm good on pipettes and labels.

Can you link to your non forum wishlists/goodreads if you haven't already done so?
Mine should all be linked on the spreadsheet and in my signature. Some of them are linked from SW Help (in my signature.)

If you're a yarn user, what kinds of yarn do you like best?
I have a yarn wishlist on The Loopy Ewe and Knit Picks (both linked in SW Help) as well as some yarn on my Amazon list (under Fiber Arts) and on Etsy. I love plain merino as well as merino/silk/cashmere. Gradient yarns are my favorite but I love semi solid colors too. I don't like variegated yarn. I do love me some self striping but I think I have more than I can ever knit at this point unless you find some in worsted or DK. (no fingering) For shawls I like fingering yarn but everything else I'd prefer DK or Worsted. Twisted Fiber Arts is one of my favorite yarn dyers but they are super expensive.

Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries?
I like skeletons, gargoyles, and bats. No ghosts, witches, aliens, zombies, werewolves, etc. I live in the Pac NW so of course we have bigfoot everything but I'm not especially a fan.

Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in?
I think I already added those to my SW Help, ahaha. I'd love some more Sleepy lotion (I guess not the Christmas line, it's around on year, but I went through 6oz of it this spring and could use some more.) Interested in the Snow Fairy body spray and the Snow Fairy body conditioner as well as the Sleepy shower gel. I love Butterbear (one of my favorite Lush scents) and wouldn't mind trying the Puddy Holly.

Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?
I haven't been able to get anything from most of the releases in the past couple of years. I'd REALLY like No DNA Test Required. I think I've added things to my wishlist and ISO though, and I'll keep those updated.

How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges?
I never really used to be a fan but lately I've been getting pins .. I don't really have any place to PUT them though (I don't carry a bag with me anywhere, ever, unless it's a project bag and I'm going to be knitting. I don't wear a jacket because I'm always too hot.) So they're all stuffed in a canister.

Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus?
I've never seen Hocus Pocus but I do love me some Practical Magic.

Does anything from either of these shops interest you?
The Stitchety Witch cross stitch creations and patterns
No thank you!

Black Abbey Studios (http://www.blackabbeystudios.com/store) art w/ a gothic tendency
-- ooh, I love Midnight in the Garden. Also Faithful Friend, King Puck, and Triggers.

Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get?
Whatever my Witch wants to send! I would love to get some of the Liliths (BPAL/BPTP) or some of the Shihaya scents in Sorbetto (especially Ember & Mallow or Sisterhood of the Moon) - I wanted to buy some but I'm saving my monies for swaps and dog food. There is a bunch of LE Nocturne Alchemy that I'm interested in as well. But I'm not expecting to get anything in particular, I'm always surprised!

What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)?
Everything, haha! The Sihaya / Paintbox Soapworks stuff I mentioned above, Blackthorn Hoodoo Blends tea, ILNP (nail polish - the mega hologram), rituel de fille samplers... I'm sure I could think of more. I usually just add them to my cart, laugh at the price and add to my wishlists instead, and then try not to obsess about them.

Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in?(This could be a very specific sub like sihaya or lootcrate or an idea/concept you're interested in without a specific company in mind, like "book related candles").
I love the Forest Nui Cobalt boxes and have seriously considered the Sihaya until I read the scent notes of what is included and then meh out. (I did win a contest from her instagram where I received some leftovers of various boxes and those were lovely. I do love Sihaya candles so much! I can only burn them very very occasionally and have to wear a respirator but I can still smell them through it. Usually it's too much of a hassle to wear the disposable respirators so I don't do it very often. (sorry - tangent - I would love some non-disposable respirators in gothy fabric or black and some replacement filters.) Things like witchy / crystal / tea / pig / dog boxes are all cool. I unsubscribed from bark box because I couldn't afford it anymore but Zuul loves getting it.

Coffee or Tea? I love both but right now I'm only doing k-cups for coffee (I also do some k-cup tea) and I have SO MUCH loose lea tea. I just found a 32oz ingenuitea at a local store for $20, so I'm going to go buy that. I do have two teapots without filters so I could use a gold filter or something to set down in those while I'm brewing. I can always use more egyptian licorice mint tea and the traditional medicinals "breathe easy." My favorite coffee k-cups are the Death Wish (regular death cups and odin.) My favorite tea capsules are Harney & Son (Paris, Hot Cinnamon Spice, and Peppermint - that's all they had in stock and I have tons) but other flavors might be fun. I have some tazo chai and english breakfast too.

Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye?
Their spooky tin is super cute! The organic stormy night!! The peanut butter cup sounds intriguing. Also the color changing mug is so cute! But I really don't need more mugs (she says, eyeing the BPTP/BPAL mug, haha.) Oh, and the maple matcha sounds lovely. (My favorite teas are black, matcha, and sometimes green or white but I don't especially love other kinds.)

What are your DISO BPAL dreams?
No DNA test required for sure. The Liliths on my wish list.

For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches....if you have a Book of Spells would you like a page for it from your witch?
That would be awesome, I love the big scrapbook spellbook from Practical Magic. I have horrible writing and am not talented in the way of putting together something like that.

What house were you sorted into?
Pottermore sorted me into Hufflepuff which I disagree with because I think I'm more of a Ravenclaw/Gryffindor. But the Honey Badger is my spirit animal, so there's that.

There are some really awesome spice shops in NYC. Would you like/need any herbs or spices?
I really don't have a NEED for more herbs/spices since I've been taking advantage of all of the Penzey specials and I've also stocked up on medieval spices.

Anything from this curiosity shop the type of thing that interests you? Dreadful Curiosities: https://www.facebook.com/pg/dreadfulcuriosities/photos/
Nothing with fur (or scary clowns) but any of the skulls would be cool. I have two ravens and a coyote as well as sheep.

Are you a board game nerd like me? Is there a game you want right now?
I haven't really played a lot of board games lately and I don't really have anyone to play with right now since I'm isolated out in the middle of nowhere and all of my friends are on the other side of the state in Seattle (or scattered across the world!) That being said, I would love to play Cards against Humanity and I backed Unstable Unicorns Control & Chaos (but I don't have the regular deck.) I have the NSFW version of Exploding Kittens but expansion packs are cool.

I have a new question! I'll be headed to the PA RenFaire the end of this month. Is there anything you'd be interested in? http://www.parenfaire.com/faire.html (if you scroll down a bunch there's a list of merchants)
Wow, it looks like a huge faire! I am jealous, I love going. I usually get things like birch beer, mead, torques, pirate coats, silver toned buttons with celtic knots (especially dogs/ravens/horses/hippocampus), any kind of roses (metal/feather/leather/whatever), pottery, etc. I have a nice belt, dagger, wooden tankards, table knife (maybe a fork/spoon?), shoes, garb, pouches, drinking horns, etc. I love the huge lightweight blankets or tapestries that you find at renn faires, would love one with a horse knot in blue/purple/black. Dragons are good too or witchy things, celtic knots in general, whatever. There are so many cool things at faires that I wouldn't even know where to start for wishes without seeing things.

would you like a crocheted doll related to one of your interests?
I already have a super cute pit bull one from dixiehellcat! (But it's packed up somewhere with most of my belongings. I feel like this is my life, living with most of my things packed up for years and years. I adore amigurumi but I really don't have any place to put such things right now.

Would you want me to put a collection of rocks/gems together for you? And if so, is there anything you'd want me to focus on? (health, peace, protection, creativity, love, etc...)
I have quite a few but can always use more! I need health, luck, wealth, peace/peaceful home, protection, love, .... doesn't everyone? Also luck with my legal matters (divorce hearing) coming up in December.

Are you interested in anything from this store? https://www.tafilu.com/stores/witches
Any of the hoodies in black (or charcoal grey) would be fun, especially the hollow eve riding group, heart with skeleton hands, paw readings, resting witch face with the bat, or the skeleton horse!! I like oversized things so a 2 XL would probably be good. The long sleeved tee's in a 3x would probably work too, again black or charcoal grey.   Is anyone interested in the New update?
I am so lusting after Snake Oil Cream Soda and the Samhain prototype. I added all of the new things I'm interested in to my Wish list and ISO.

twilighteyes

twilighteyes

 

Switch Witch - Fall 2018

Wishlists: https://www.etsy.com/people/Izile https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/dl/invite/bt1NGuL https://www.pinterest.com/southeatsnorth/ http://www.bpal.org/index.php?showtopic=127&st=1500&p=1239783&&do=findComment&comment=1239783 Sockdreams - (hope this works) https://www.sockdreams.com/wishlist/shared/index/code/813269e8948a2a40b/


Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month? Don't have a huge amount of space for keeping postcards, but it does look awesome!

Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things? I'm not a big bar soap person, but I am almost out of scrubs and low on whipped soaps, and body creams/lotions. Their clotted peach cream whipped soap sounds nice, as does the cracked coconut body cream.

Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe?
Yes. There used to be a company on Etsy I loved called SideShowSoaps, and one of their main scents was Ginger Tea with Coconut Milk (Sword Swallower), and I ADORED that scent, especially in fall. It was soothing and creamy, but a bit warm and spicy - perfect for a hot shower when the sinuses and cold-weather ickies gotcha down. If someone found a duplicate scent at a different indie company, I'd love it in a lotion, a whipped soap, a scrub - pretty much any incarnation!

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds?
I am all over this one. I'm big into local craft booze (beer, cider, wine, mead, spirits, ALLOFTHAT) - EXCEPT, I just don't get vodka, what is the point of vodka? I use it to make pie crusts... that's pretty much it. Also, anything neon, artificially flavored/colored/sweetened is a big NO.

Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors?
I've got a hoard of basic scarves, though I see some that are in interesting shapes/patterns that look very different and interesting. Not too bulky arm warmers could be good, or like those boot socks that aren't really boot socks, they're just a 4-6" long tube that LOOKS like the top of a chunky sock that sticks out the top of a boot? Colors, I like most colors, except I'm not a fan of greys/beiges/neutrals, with the exception of winter white and dark/warm chocolate browns. I tend more towards jewel tones, or darker/more saturated shades of red, purple, blue, and green. Not a huge fan of the gold-yellow-orange color specturm, except in weird occasions that I don't understand how to describe. (Confused yet?)

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it?
I'm not obsessive, but I do really like Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass. I'd put myself probably just a little shy of LOVE IT! (Like, I think it's AWESOME that there is a double-decker London bus serving as a Mad Hatter's alcoholic Tea Party in my neighborhood all this summer. I've walked past it, I've read the website a couple of times... but I'm not paying $40 per person just to go inside... If it were $20, I'd be in there!)

Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want?
No. I have a hard enough time maintaining my blog writing, which is now down to once a week. :-P

I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com)
I am a fan of those stones, and a lot of it is really cute. I just don't see anything that I'm sure I'd wear.

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer (nerdlacquer.com)?
I've been more into Nailwraps lately (specifically Espinoage), but I could use to refresh my polish stash, too. Antimatter, White Hole, Carrie (plain), Nazi Punks Fuck Off.

Let's get specific about this knitting thing! Do any of these items/styles appeal?
Only the dragon-wing cowl is sorta my style. Also, my circulation is so bad (Reynaud's (idiopathic)) and NYC winters can get bitter and are ALWAYS windy, that things related to my hands need to be as wind/cold proof as possible - I generally stick exclusively to heavy-duty lined leather and sheepskin. I love arm warmers, though, and things that can go over my bulky gloves without further reducing manual dexterity. Hats are a close second with sheepskin and heavy felted wool being my go-to's most of the time. If the wind can blow through it, it's probably not going to do much to keep me warm. Things that go about the neck and shoulders being the exception because they just become a part of under-coat layering, and can be a fun way to add color and whimsy when I'm wearing 4 layers for 3 months of the year (and 3 layers for another 2 months on top of that).

If your witch was able to obtain digital media that you could not access (TV, movies, books, etc.), is there anything you have been in search of for quite a while? If yes, what devices do you use to play such (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.; can you use a flash drive)?
OK... yes... now if I can remember it all (ha! I may need to keep updating this question on my blog as I remember new things) - mostly mp3 or avi, I use Windows, and flash drive is great!
Farscape, an album from a UK band called Chimera (90s, female singer?), digital sheet music from Tori Amos's Under the Pink would be awesome! (pdf) - I'll have to really think about this one for a while!


Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything!
Yes please!! I know it's totally the wrong season, but I have a weird fixation with Sakura stuff, I have sakura essence, and I'm almost out of sakura sugar, but I've never tried sakura kit-kats! Aside from that, my one trip to Tokyo was just before Halloween, and WOW! is Halloween cool over there!! I like how their Halloween pumpkin stuff is actually pumpkin custard-y flavor, and not pumpkin spice like in the US. Only time I've liked pumpkin-flavored stuff was over there. I've also been kinda pinterest-researching mori and dark mori styles/accessories, and love all sorts of cute koi-themed stuff. I also am an Aggretsuko fan!

Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need?
I'm like neptueanblues with the "low-key witchy". I love my Stephanie Law tarot deck, but I don't use it often, honestly. I love my candles, and do use them, though I currently have no anointing oils, and would LOVE decants of some TAL stuff (or non-TAL anointing oils) - but I don't use incense (cones/sticks) because the strong smell isn't always kind to my sinus. I used to have this loose-incense stuff I got from a witchy shop that I liked, and I have a special burner for it, though I'm out of the base (charcoal??) - I LOVE all sorts of rocks and minerals, have quite a bit, but am always drooling at others. I'm a little light on things that represent elemental Air, except stones that are associated with air. I've never used/had a wand or an athame. My alter tends to be very nature/fae centric. crystals, my candles are mostly honeycomb, a crystal bottle of melted snow that I collected during a major storm, found tiny bits of nature that attracted me like properly WEE pinecones, or giant acorns, bundles of herbs (got a couple of sage bundles drying currently from my own garden), etc... Hopefully that would give any Witchy-Witch some good ideas!

Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus?
I like both, but probably Practical Magic more.

Does anything from either of these shops interest you?
Close, but not quite.

Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get?
Not so far, I always like to keep things a surprise, so I'm just trying to be open to all the possibilities :-D

What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)?
Guh.. I do this a lot. I've done it for literal years over basic necessities (I finally caved and bought a non-broken hairbrush this summer after using a broken one for almost 2 years!) Off the top of my head, I only ever think about kitchen stuff. Our kitchen is tiny, I have no space, and my sister either breaks everything, or hoards broken things and won't throw them away even when there's a non-broken replacement... --siiiiggghhh- So I know I look at things like, a whisk with silicone wrapped tines so I can use it in a non-stick skillet, or the cute nessie ladle... there's normally a few small kitchen tools like that that I always look at and then just pass on...


What are your DISO BPAL dreams?
Well, you did say Dreams, so... Champagne & Roses, Philommeides, Lovers in a Ricefield, Prunella, Mori Girl, Shy, Virgo 2016, Pinning up the Shimada HG, Spirit Board: Yes

Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in?
I like the idea of subscription boxes, and I currently do Ipsy and Graze. Graze I've had for years and years for office snacks, and it's fine. Ipsy is kinda meh to me, it's better than Sephora Play, and Birchbox since they stopped doing all the point stuff so much... so, I haven't really found one that I really really enjoy regularly.

Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?
In my wishlist, for the Weenies/Liliths this year, I mostly only wanted to test decants, nothing seemed bottle worthy.

For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches...….if you have a BoS would you like a page for it from your witch?
I don't have a proper BoS...

What house were you sorted into?
Totally Ravenclaw

There are some really awesome spice shops in NYC. Would you like/need any herbs or spices?
I am good. I am a spice/herb hoarding fiend.

Coffee or tea?
Tea pretty much exclusively. I'm a fan of Adagio, in particular, and mostly stick to black/green/herbal blends. Please nothing with added artificial colors/flavorings/sweetener (no stevia, either). Favs have include things like chocolate mint black tea, black tea with roses, pomegranate (or raspberry) and vanilla, and we are now entering the season of ginger/gingerbread, spicy black teas, and the like. I have two signature blends for fall that are Double Spice Apple and Ginger Morning II... not sure if they're searchable...

board games:
I am a board/table top games geek of all varieties. However, I don't think there's anything I'm looking for at the moment. The sith has almost every expansion pack for Cards Against Humanity, and Exploding Kittens and Unstable Unicorns are both too new/unplayed to warrant even opening expansion packs beyond the NSFW decks (which I threw in immediately!)

izile

izile

 

2018 Switch Witch HALLOWEEEEEN!

This is currently really just a placeholder waiting for all of the in-thread questions. I will try to update it each evening as questions are posted since I can't easily edit things during the day.

Wishlists:
Amazon
etsy
Sock Dreams



10/17/18

I have a new question! I'll be headed to the PA RenFaire the end of this month. Is there anything you'd be interested in? http://www.parenfaire.com/faire.html(if you scroll down a bunch there's a list of merchants)
I have a horrible feeling the stuff I want would be too fragile for my life! But I see there are candle merchants listed, and if they have wax tarts, I would be interested in those. (I can't have candles in my apartment because monsters = no open flame.) And sturdy housewares would be neat. And I keep meaning to look for a shawl/cloak pin (one that would work for a crocheted shawl) and just keep forgetting.


10/16/18

Are you a board game nerd like me? Is there a game you want right now?
No, not into games.

10/15/18

There are some really awesome spice shops in NYC. Would you like/need any herbs or spices?
I'm on a big spice/herb mix kick right now! I'm not into spicy stuff, but I love to sprinkle some sort of herb/spice mix over potatoes and chicken in my Instant Pot and just letting everything cook while I wind down from the day. Super easy dinner with plenty left over for lunch the next day!

Anything from this curiosity shop the type of thing that interests you? Dreadful Curiosities: https://www.facebook.com/pg/dreadfulcuriosities/photos/
I love that print of the black kitty and the owl! Because black kitty! And murderbird! The taxidermy stuff is a hard no, though, because my monsters would knock them off shelves and/or break them into many, many pieces.
10/14/18

For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches....if you have a Book of Spells would you like a page for it from your witch?
Not a witch, and I'm not even sure what this is, so I don't think this would be for me.

What house were you sorted into?
Ravenclaw to the core!

10/13/18

Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus?
Copying a few other people here: The Craft! (I've only seen Practical Magic once, and meh. I've never seen Hocus Pocus and have no desire to do so.)

Does anything from either of these shops interest you?
The Stitchety Witch stitch creations and patterns -- Ooh, cool designs! But I'm not doing cross stitich right now.
Black Abbey Studios art w/ a gothic tendency -- The Reader, Triggers.

Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get?

What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)?
I don't know how many times I've looked at ColourPop or Juvia's Place eyeshadow palettes and then not bought one. They're gorgeous, and I hear nothing but good things about them, and I just... don't click that purchase button.

Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in? (This could be a very specific sub like sihaya or lootcrate or an idea/concept you're interested in without a specific company in mind, like "book related candles").
This is going to sound really weird, but I've been eyeing the Quip toothbrush and Cocofloss subs lately!

Coffee or Tea?
Usually coffee, and lots of it! My blood type is French roast. For home, I prefer whole bean because I do pourover. For work, we use K-cups. I do like tea, but I'm kind of picky.
Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye?
Monster Mash, Witch's Brew

What are your DISO BPAL dreams?
AE Egypti, March Hare

10/12/18

Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries?
Yes! All of it! I'm not super into unsolved mysteries just because I'm into the solutions to mysteries, but there are some I'm fascinated with, like DB Cooper.

Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in?
Shower gels (not Naked versions): Cinders, Sleepy, Rose Jam
Lip scrube: Sugar Plum Fairy, Cranberry Fizz
Body conditioners (not Naked versions): Snow Fairy, Buck's Fizz
Festive Friends Fun

Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?
Weenies: It Was Folly to Grieve or to Think, Pom Alice/Dorian/Morocco/Snake Oil, The Night is Waning Away
Motherhood: Dignified. Elegant. Sophisticated.
Fatherhood: Lilith Poundcake, Three-Fingered Dad, No DNA Test Required

How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges?
Not really into them. I do have a few (mostly fandom-related) buttons pinned up on my cube wall at work, but I don't wear them on my jacket/bag/etc.

10/11/18

Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need?
I'm not really witchy, but I love incense and tarot decks!

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels?
Nah, I'm set.

Can you link to your non forum wishlists/goodreads if you haven't already done so?
Wishlists are above! I don't have a goodreads list.

If you're a yarn user, what kinds of yarn do you like best?
Pretty much anything soft. Fingering, DK, worsted, wool, cotton, acrylic -- I don't really have much of a preference as long as it's pretty! I have a yarn winder, so if it's a hank instead of a skein or cake, I can fix that.


10/10/18

Let's get specific about this knitting thing! Do any of these items/styles appeal? I've numbered these so you can just reference numbers if you like!
I'll have to circle back to this one. My computer is a fussy thing right now that doesn't want to open lots of images.
If your witch was able to obtain digital media that you could not access (TV, movies, books, etc.), is there anything you have been in search of for quite a while? If yes, what devices do you use to play such (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.)?
There's this absolutely bonkers horror movie from about twenty years ago called Real Killers (or sometimes just Killers. For some reason, it seems to have been released under both titles) directed by Mike Mendez that I would *love* to get in some sort of digital form! I don't think it was released on dvd. I have it on VHS, but I don't have a way of playing tapes any more. I have a Macbook with a USB port as well as a dvd drive.

Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything!
AGGRETSUKO ANYTHING! Lucky cats are cool, too, as are pens.

10/9/18
Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer? http://www.nerdlacquer.com/
Ooh, indie/fannish nail polish! Where Eagles Dare, The Cat Will Knock This Over at 3AM, Thirteen, Carrie.

10/8/18
Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe?
The company is still operating, but it's a discontinued product: Lush Skinny Dip. I would love shower gel, lotion, or perfume with that scent!

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds?
Nay. I'm not opposed to it. I just keep not drinking it.

Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors?

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it?
Love it! Obsessed! It's actually how I ended up placing my first BPAL order, int fact.

Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want?
Not this time around. Maybe next year.

I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com)
I don't wear jewelry.

Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)?
Yes! Pretty much all lengths, although I have chunky calves! I've got some saved to my Sock Dreams wishlist. Sock It to Me's Stretch-It socks are my favorite when it comes to knee-highs.

07 Oct
Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month?
Sure!

Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?
Bar soaps are out for me, but I would love to try some of their whipped soap or body cream! Scent-wise, really, anything that matches my scent preferences.

meaganola

meaganola

 

Switch Witch Autumn 2018

Last updated: 18th October 2018

Wishlists

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com...ef=favs_index_1 Please note that this wishlist includes a load of "if I win the lottery" things that I will buy when I'm rich!
Amazon: http://amzn.eu/h0TE0yP - please ignore all the Pandora charms on there!
SockDreams: https://www.sockdrea...hlist_id/96472/
BPAL/BPTP: in my signature

10/17/18

I have a new question! I'll be headed to the PA RenFaire the end of this month. Is there anything you'd be interested in? http://www.parenfaire.com/faire.html(if you scroll down a bunch there's a list of merchants)
There is so much stuff I love that it would be really hard to pick - except not from Wayward Leather as I have ... ahem ... 3 of their monster boxes, even at the price it cost to ship over here! The stained glass stuff in particular I love but its hard to ship, the Scriptorum looks interesting but it won't link anywhere for more details
10/16/18

Are you a board game nerd like me? Is there a game you want right now? I love board games but have too many and no one to play with most of the time

10/15/18

There are some really awesome spice shops in NYC. Would you like/need any herbs or spices? Yes if it's something interesting I couldn't get here

Anything from this curiosity shop the type of thing that interests you? Dreadful Curiosities: https://www.facebook.com/pg/dreadfulcuriosities/photos/
Probably not

10/14/18

For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches....if you have a Book of Spells would you like a page for it from your witch? No thank you

What house were you sorted into? Ravenclaw

10/13/18

Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus? Never seen either!

Does anything from either of these shops interest you?
The Stitchety Witch stitch creations and patterns - no thank you
Black Abbey Studios art w/ a gothic tendency - The Reader is the only thing I might be interested in

Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get? A BPAL Resist button

What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)? I don't have that sort of self control!

Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in? (This could be a very specific sub like sihaya or lootcrate or an idea/concept you're interested in without a specific company in mind, like "book related candles"). Sihaya always looks interesting, Lootcrate iFirefly, Deadpool or Marvel (or any other of my fandoms if they exist), also YumeTwins box

Coffee or Tea?
Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye? The Monsters mug, Stormy Night

What are your DISO BPAL dreams? All on my wishlist

10/12/18

Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries? not my sort of thing

Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in? Only Perle de Sel - but I do have a Lush shop just down the road

Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)? A backup of Truth Will Prevail

How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges? I would almost kill for a BPAL 'Resist' button, but otherwise I'm good


Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe? No

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds? I'm fine with it, but have a to large stash. I like irish whiskey, brandy, rum, JD. I hate lager and American beer

Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors? A skullcap, socks or fingerless gloves that actually do have fingers just not ends. I love purple, blue, green, black and I like stripes too

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it? It's ok

Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want? No

I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com) Lots! Almond bliss, sanity & new moon bracelets, old soul and lost luna necklaces

Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)? Yes, short to mid calf

10/11/18

Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need? not for me

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels? no

10/10/18

Let's get specific about this knitting thing! Do any of these items/styles appeal? I've numbered these so you can just reference numbers if you like!

I like 7 but would need it to be shallower, I dont want to roll up the brim. I also like the little kindness Monster


If your witch was able to obtain digital media that you could not access (TV, movies, books, etc.), is there anything you have been in search of for quite a while? If yes, what devices do you use to play such (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.)?Not really

Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything! Loads! Decent broth seasonings, Spirited Away or Totoro stuff, if there's such a thing as a Japanese rubber duck, cat plushies


10/9/18

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer? http://www.nerdlacquer.com/
No thanks - I have gardener's nails



ReallyZeb

ReallyZeb

 

2018 Weenies

A breakdown, for my own benefit (to narrow down choices).

Blue Ghost Blues....A ward against evil: bay rum, whiskey, cigar smoke, black pepper, and salt
I want to try this for sure. Maybe a decant or partial bottle.

Dia De Los Muertos......dry, crackling leaves, the incense smoke of altars honoring Death and the Dead, funeral bouquets, the candies, chocolates, foods and tobacco of the ofrenda, amaranth, sweet cactus blossom and desert cereus
I've never tried this and always wanted to. Or maybe I smelled it briefly at Moonarcana's house. Still, I would like a decant if I can find one.

Midnight Bonfire......night-blooming jasmine, smoldering maple leaves, a cluster of patchouli and blackened ti leaf, black sage, and pinewood smoke
If I'm doing decants, I should throw in this. It has a good chance of being very nice and cozy for fall. The jasmine sounds a little out of place but maybe I'm just not imagining it the way it really is.

Pumpkin Crème Brulee.....With vanilla bean scrapings
Possible decant but there are other Pumpkin scents I'm more interested in.......Like.......

Pumpkin Musk and Black Oudh......A strangely romantic, disturbingly erotic perfume
Disturbingly erotic? Sign me up for a decant. I thought seriously about a bottle but oudh doesn't always smell good to me. It's best when it just fades into the background, IMO.

Pumpkin Tobacco......Sweet black tobacco infused with dried pumpkin and soaked in bourbon
I really want to wear tobacco notes but I'm not sure they always work for me. Everything about this sounds fabulous. Why am I hesitating? Probably a decant.

Scarecrow Turned Philosopher.....Corn husks waving on an autumn breeze, beams of amber sunlight, hay bales, and late summer wildflowers
I am all over this concept, but I'm not sure about wildflowers. I don't love all floral notes, so this would be a risk. That's what decants are for, right? : )

Masque of the Red Death.......

A Multitude of Dreams......A blackened lavender mist, thick with opoponax, licorice root, and benzoin
Sounds somewhat promising, although I'm a little more picky with my incense scents these days (which is what this sounds like to me....incense). I like them if they are soft and elegant, not too strong. I don't like to smell like a big actual incense stick (but there was a time that was what I wanted). Possible decant, but not high priority.

Pickman Gallery 2018.......

A Young Boy and His Brother Seated on a Goat.......Polished mahogany, copal resin, Java sandalwood, teakwood, and Sumantran patchouli
This could be really good or not so good on me, just based on my experience with these notes. Copal tends to smell like cheap aftershave on me and not in a good way. My partner liked the sound of this one but I know certain scents make him wheeze and this sounded like one of those to me. I might get a decant just to satisfy my curiosity and his.

Cabras......Black pine, white sage, creeping ivy, and wild juniper
Sounds like a lot of green, pine and juniper.....I stopped buying these kinds of scents quite a while ago, maybe it's time to try again? The more I look at the notes, and the painting, the more curious I am getting.

Lithograph of a Mountain Goat.......White sandalwood, black pepper, muguet, agarwood, labdanum, and 3-year aged patchouli
I love patchouli and labdanum, and so I am curious about this. I don't think I particularly care for the other notes, especially muguet. But - somehow I think this might be good for my partner, or me. Possible decant.

Studie Einer Ziege.....Sweet labdanum with clove, tobacco absolute, and guiac wood
I actually had this in my cart and removed it before checkout. Again, I love labdanum. But the other notes sound very familiar to me, like I have a dozen other scents with these notes and don't even wear them that much (clove, tobacco..). I might have to get a decant and I may end up loving it. I'm in a mood today, so my judgment may not be the best.

Two Sheep and Two Goats Resting Together in a Field......Sweet vetiver, bourbon vanilla, and wool
I had this in mind for my partner but changed that to Jupiter Nourished at the last minute. I might still need to try a decant of this, either for him or me.

Venus Pandemos.....Hay, rose otto, red benzoin, torch smoke, and pink carnation
This could be really good, but it sounds very powdery and might be soapy as well. Possible decant.

Zoe and the Goat......Caramelized patchouli, cream, and thick golden honey
I picked Jupiter Nourished over this, hope I didn't make the wrong choice. Possible decant.

Pile of Leaves.......

Dead Leaves and Maple Sap.......possible decant, I love Burning Leaves by CBIHP, which is basically the same thing except with smoke added.

Dead Leaves and Scotch.....possible decant, sounds unbelievably cozy for a chilly fall day.

Dead Leaves and Vanilla Incense......I had this in the cart and took it back out. It sounds a little close to Hope and Fear Set Free, which I love. But - would I need both? Decant or partial bottle, probably.

Dead Leaves, Black Tea, and Tobacco Leaf......I had this in the cart too. But, I already have a few scents with tobacco. I am not sure. It might be really great. Possible decant or partial bottle.

Dead Leaves, Blackberry, and Red Patchouli.......how thorough do I want to be with the dead leaves? I don't want to miss a good one, like I know I have in the past. Maybe decant.

Dead Leaves, Bourbon Vetiver, Nagarmotha, and Vanilla Absolute.......see above, possible decant.

Dead Leaves, Sweet Oakmoss, White Sage, and Chaparral........see above again, possible decant.   DECANTS:
Blue Ghost Blues
Pumpkin Musk and Black Oudh
Pumpkin Tobacco
Scarecrow Turned Philosopher
A Young Boy and His Brother Seated on a Goat
Lithograph of a Mountain Goat
Studie Einer Ziege
Two Sheep and Two Goats Resting Together in a Field
Venus Pandemos
Dead Leaves and Scotch
Dead Leaves and Vanilla Incense
Dead Leaves, Black Tea, and Tobacco Leaf
Dead Leaves, Bourbon Vetiver, Nagarmotha, and Vanilla Absolute

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forspecial_plate

 

2018 Samhain Seven Qs

Updated 9/19/18

Shortbread? Heck yes. I am up for just about any baked good.

Is there something you’d like from the UK? Pimms is probably out, but I love UK chocos and other edibles.

Do you like Lord of the Rings? Yes, but I"m not a huge fangirl. It is one of those things where I like the movies and such and have read the books, but have no desire to do so again.

Any ceramics you could use? I can always use trays and cups for jewelry.

If you like tea and I have opened tea as well as sealed tea to send would you mind some cleanly decanted and clearly labeled tea I think you would really enjoy based on your preferences? Absolutely!

Would you like anything from my etsy shop? (http://twinklentwilight.etsy.com)
I love a lot of the fabric choices - the dragon/bat (all of the bat options, really), ravens, galaxy, Wonder Woman, Harry Potter and Dr. Who. I want something the blinded me with science for my science loving daughter and the plush monsters are adorable. I don't really knit, so I wouldn't have use for bags as project bags, but I still wants them my precious.

Are you interested in a crocheted monster or unicorn or whatever? Colors?
I am all about the fun plushies.
Lavender Vanilla Bean or Rose Petal liqueur?
Both of these sound AMAZING.

Nail stamping plates
I have no idea what these are and google isn't giving me a good sense of whether I would actually use them. I'm guessing not, since I am fumble fingers with polish and usually go to a nail salon.

knitted things:
Yes please! I would be most interested in arm warmers or socks, or maybe a shawl or cowl.

cylindrical tins:
No thank you. I have a ton of these lying about myself.

What about white witchy items (oils, sage, stones, etc).
No thank you.

What about reusable shopping bags?
If they are fun, from local places and such, sure! I don't need plain store ones and such as I have a ton, but I love getting ones from different locales.

Korean beauty items like sheet masks?
Sure!

Do you like Bath and Body Works and if so, what are your fave products/scents?
BBW is one of my guilty pleasures. I love getting shower gel/lotion combos and I love their foaming hand soap (although I have rather a lot of that at the moment, but I don't have any of their fall scents). I also like the C Bigelow nail and hand care products.

Would you like something from Walt Disney World?
I would love NMBC stuff, but other than that, I'm fine. I was just at Disneyland last December and am pretty stocked up.

So Shihaya & Co has a bunch of fantastic candles, bath & body stuff (from Paintbox Soapworks!), Arcana perfume, etc. Is there anything there you are interested in? Please list products as well as scents. (as an FYI, the Smiles by Wedelstaedt soap is make by Brooke who used to own Villainess.)
In terms of candles, Amber and Velvet, Autumnvale Cafe, Ember and Mallow, Full Moon, Gemini all sound delightful. In terms of other stuff, the Hocus Pocus soap and scrub, Bermuda Triangle soap.

What are your favorite products and scents from Paintbox Soapworks (that are in stock?)
Generally, I love her scrubs and soaps (not as fond of the lotions) I would love to try Abnoba, Indian Summer, Putney Road, Princess Pony Sparklebutt in sample sizes of either scrub or soap. I also adore the Rice Pudding hot process soap.

Fatherhood update desires? I've ordered a bunch, but have added a few that I'd still love to try to my wishlist.

Do you have any interest in fun tees or other goodies either related to your fandoms or otherwise from TeeTurtle or similar sites (https://www.teeturtle.com/)? If the answer is yes, what's your t-shirt size?
Absolutely! I prefer women's cut, 2XL for tees. Generally, darker is better in terms of color.

Do you have a favorite musical, opera, playwright or other theatrical or performing arts interest for which you might like interesting goodies? I am pretty set on this score in that I have easy access to merch along these lines.

Do you have any desire/need for a new umbrella? I always need more small collapsible ones as my children seem to have discovered some sort of portal that devours all umbrellas in the immediate vicinity.

Any desire for mugs - travel or otherwise? How about water bottles?
I am pretty set for ceramic mugs. I can always use more travel mugs if they are both cool and diswasher safe. Same for water bottles.

How do you feel about things like Halloween-themed blankets and throw pillows?
I feel great about them! We have a pumpkin pillow and spider blankie that are used year round. I'd be particularly interested in flying things - bats, owls, ravens, gargoyles in blacks and purples.

Are there any companies you've been wanting to try or would like to try more of?
I would definitely be interested in trying more soap and lotion products from Haus of Gloi and Arcana and Brooke's new stuff. I only wear BPAL perfumes, but am much more flexible with other products.

How do you feel about this: thevampstamp.com
This is pretty much the only way I could possibly attempt that sort of eyeliner, but honestly, I'd probably never use it.

Would you, or your swapee be interested in fall themed Yankee candle small candles?
Sure.

How do you feel about loose eyeshadow? (new of course)
Not really my thing. I have a bunch and while I love the colors, it's just to fussy for me to use much.

How does a scent of rose, mahagony, coffee and tobacco sound to you?
Probably not my thing (sorry!). I only wear BPAL perfumes and that's not a combo that really grabs me for bath stuff.

Is this something you, or your swapee might need or be interested in?
https://www.rekonect...ducts/rekonlife
(its a notebook with a magnetic spine and pages that can be removed and reattached) I have two that are totally unused.
No thanks.

Also, I am brewing my own kombucha now. Would you like a bottle or two?
Sure!


How do you feel about literal pumpkin *spice* - i.e. cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger - as a flavoring (the inclusion of pumpkin is not essential in my plotting)? How about those flavors combined with chocolate in some mystery form?
I am all over this concept (literally).

If you like/want books, do you have a goodreads or other place where you discuss your favorite books? Would you be interested in a spooky Halloween compilation or a classic halloweenie/autumnal book like Ray Bradbury's The Halloween Tree or Something Wicked This Way Comes?
I would love a new weenie compilation (now that I think about it, that's not the word I want, but wev).

If I were making something for you, would it be:
1. Dramatic, Black Cashmere, elbow length fingerless mitts - would they have buttons?
2 stripey, funky long fingerless mitts- what colors?
3.a teapot cozy to keep your tea warm - I'm thinking a Halloween design.
All of the above sound AMAZING. Probably no buttons on mits, though. For stripey, I do not have any that are peacock blue, so that with gray and black would be lovely (and probably the option that would get the most use).

Would you like flameless color changing sort of fake candles that are controlled by remote?
Absolutely!   Would you care for horror graphic novels or comics?
Yes please!   Do you like local honey?
Yes!   Apple Pie/regular Fudge?
The apple pie sounds intriguing, especially if it is particularly fruity as well as sweet (sometimes I find non-chocolate fudge to be toothachingly sweet). I also love chocolate fudge with almost anything.

Em-

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Mixing an old LE with a GC

Well, I had this bottle of Candy Phoenix (the 2010 one). No one was really interested in swapping. So, I mixed it with my 1/3 bottle of persephone. I figured 2 sweet based perfumes would work mixed together. Also, TBH, I think the Candy Phoenix had been faded over time. I did the mixing oh, a month ago? I figured I should let it sit a while for the oils to get used to each other. So, now I'm opening & seeing what this smells like.

In the bottle: Holy hard candy, batman!! Red sugared candy overpowers everything. Not grooving on this so far.

Wet: Still red candy, with a faint whiff of PEZ candy?? (side note: anyone else wonder why they named a candy 'fish' when they were little?) There's rose coming out now, thank goodness.

Dry: Oh, this is *much* nicer. The rose beats back the sugar note (it's there, but background). Now I can smell fruit. Definite pomegranate, but also pear and, this is looney, but a little meyers lime? Like a lime without the bite. There's an incense note to it, like Candy Phoenix gets on me, but it stays in the back. Rose eventually becomes dominant over a background of fruit and the other notes only peek out sometimes. Oh, a bubblegum note pops out sometimes after about 1/2 hour.

How did I do? Well, I think this is <I>almost</i> a success. Somehow, combining the two makes it feel more grown-up than the originals alone. But, it's still solidly stuck at age 15/16. I kind of want to add something a touch more grounding in as well. But, I don't know if that would throw it due to the peeking in/out of bubblegum. The mix is really nice, but a touch incomplete in my head. I'll think on it and maybe figure it out. If not, it's nice enough on it's own for when I'm in the mood for something light and happy and silly.

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Swap questions for 13 Nights of Halloween

A note to my Goblin(?) - I forgot to mention a format of books that is good is physical! I'm super happy to get books, and used books are good, too. And related to that, an inexpensive item I appreciate is a good bookmark. A handmade bookmark, even, if you are crafty that way.

What is your favorite thing about Halloween?

I love almost all of it. The cooler weather, longer nights, rain (I hope), and all the witches and ghosts and gothic funstuff my little heart could desire.

Would you like a Halloween-themed cross-stitch piece of art done by your partner? If so, do you prefer something practical, like a cross-stitch dishtowel or table runner, or something to be hung on the wall? I've been getting into cross-stitch again and having fun with Halloween patterns.

Sure, I'd love something like Halloween dishtowels, or along thos lines. We don't really do wall art at my house.

Are you coveting something from the Lilith release?

I'm safe from this update

Have you seen the Haus of Gloi Fall update? Does anything from that tickle your fancy?

I'm tempted by the Queen Mother Fall 2018 or Shadow Fairy perfume oil and Persephone Descending in Bubbling Scrub or Hair oil

Enamel Pins:

Aesthetically they're fine, but I always lose them.

Would you appreciate handknits? Any preference (socks, hats, cowls, mitts, etc)

Certainly! I don't really do knit hats, except maybe a nice stocking cap, but hooray on the rest of it.

What kind of local goods do you like to pick up/try when you visit somewhere new?

Ummm, I don't generally speaking...But I'll pretend for this question. Foodstuff, probably. Local honey, maybe. Or something from a local crafter. Something yarn related, maybe?

Do you like to cook or bake, and if so, would you like any cooking accessories, mixes, or ingredients?

I do all the cooking and baking in my house. Something fun for the kitchen would be nice. A fun/fancy spoon rest or bread making accessories.

Pumpkin Spice:

I prefer my pumpkin spice to be paired with pumpkin. As a scent...eh. It's all right, but the hype drives me nuts.

Do you like Day of the Dead goodies?

As cultural art celebrating a religious holiday I find it fascinating. But like Kokopelli, I find the commercialization of it disturbing.

How do you feel about homemade edibles? Not just baked goods, but fruit butters, jams and such-like? Do you prefer savory or sweet or yes?

I love homemade edibles, with the caveat that they are vegetarian.

Socks?

Certainly! I prefer calf and knee length

Things Japanese?

Interesting flavors of kitkats, aside from that I don't know

Yankee Candle or Bath & Body Works?

No thank you

Recent LEs, updates?

No thank you

Fandoms?

Sort of? There are things I follow, or love and wouldn't mind artifacts relating too them...official or otherwise. In no particular order: Anything from Jhonen Vasquez, especially Zim or Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, anything (except the small children's books) by Neil Gaiman, Girl Genius online comic, the various works of Ursula Vernon (mostly in her grown-up T. Kingfisher hat) including the Hidden Almanac podcast, Archive 81, the Tanis podcast, and Welcome to Nightvale

Disney?

Nightmare Before Xmas! Also, I love the Haunted Mansion and New Orleans Square

Star Wars?

Only the original 3

Harry Potter?

No

Honey?

Certainly

Would you like flavored oils or vinegars?

Yes, please!
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Do you have any interest in fun tees or other goodies either related to your fandoms or otherwise from TeeTurtle or similar sites (https://www.teeturtle.com/)? If the answer is yes, what's your t-shirt size?

I love my crow "Murder!" shirt from tee turtle and I remember they had some other super cute Halloween shirts (including some Nightmare Before Christmas) last year. Also, Topataco had a great "Mord" shirt from the Hidden Almanac podcast

Do you have a favorite musical, opera, playwright or other theatrical or performing arts interest for which you might like interesting goodies?

Um...not that I know of?

Do you have any desire/need for a new umbrella?

I think we're good on those rightnow

Any desire for mugs - travel or otherwise? How about water bottles?

I would dearly love some good Halloween or Fall latte mugs   Pumpkin *spice* with or without chocolate?   Pumpkin spice, as spice, is good! With chocolate is even better.  
If you like/want books, do you have a goodreads or other place where you discuss your favorite books? Would you be interested in a spooky Halloween compilation or a classic halloweenie/autumnal book like Ray Bradbury's The Halloween Tree or Something Wicked This Way Comes?   I don't...I recently deleted my Goodreads, for reasons, and have yet to set up something else. But I would certainly enjoy a spooky/Halloween story collection or book.When I was younger I read the compilation "Ghosts, Ghosts, Ghosts" and "Witches, Witches, Witches" several times (they were in the school library. My introduction to Baba Gaga, who featured prominently in the witches book.)  
Fluffy pompom or without? I would proudly wear either, though my general preference is without.

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