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    Notes I love: VANILLA, honey, beeswax, tonka, marshmallow, cream, benzoin, oudh, sweet patchouli, sandalwood, amber, frankincense, myrrh, copal, olibanum, daemonorops, opoponax, opium tar, incense in general, red musk, black musk, siberian musk, indian musk, blue musk, musk in general, clove, cardamom, cinnamon, carnation, rose, lavender, geranium, ylang ylang, black orchid, black lily, blackcurrant bud, leather, tobacco (but not tobacco flower), cigar smoke, mahogany, cedar, pine, sage, fir, teak, coconut, anise, sassafras, white tea, black tea, etc. I do like the lab's snow note. I like LUSH's Jasmine but not in BPAL or NAVA. Not usually all about the fruit but sometimes I need lemon, lime, strawberry, plum, peach, apple, fig, pumpkin, cheesecake, orange, cherry/almond, etc. Usually mixed with vanilla, musk, patchouli or something "darker". I do not like DIRT. Most things with "Blossom" in them do not work on me (plum blossom, cherry blossom, orange blossom, peach blossom, etc.) Vetiver and I don't get along if the vetiver is overpowering (which it usually is to me. I think Blood Kiss and Lunar Eclipse are some of the only vetiver scents I wear.) Gardenia does not usually work on me although I love the flowers in person. Same with violet - I like violet flavored things but the BPAL violet gives me a headache. I do not really like anything coffee scented (soap, candles, etc - or flavored for that matter, except coffee itself.) Not big on florals except what I've listed. I do like "floriental" type scents. Things with rum make me cry because usually all of the other notes rock but the rum kills it. Same with champagne. Not big into aquatics or air type scents either. Don't like cocoa or chocolate scents. Or caramel. At least not in candles, bath and body things, etc. I like the smell of those in actual food. Favorite scents are All Saints (rose heavy ones), Angeronalia, Antique Lace, Baku, Banshee Beat, The Beldam, Bitch, Black Lace, Black Opal, Brom Bones, The Cat (Coraline), Celeste, Clock Strikes Midnight, Coiled Serpent, Dark Delicacies, De Sade, Dead Dreams of Days Forsaken, Dead Man's Hand, Die Sundë, Dragon's Milk, Dysopes Tenuis, Ecclesiastical Excesses, Ecstasy of True Love, Eldritch Dark, Elephantine Colossus, Elizabeth of Bohemia, Fairy Market, Falling Leaf Moon, Feed Me & Fill Me with Pleasure, Glasya, Gluhwein, Go to Sleep Darlings, Green Tree Viper, Grr, Halloween: Las Vegas, Harp of Cnoc I'Chosgair, Haunted Palace, Hesiod's Phoenix, Humbug, In the Forest, Infernal Lover, Inganok Jewelers, Interfector, Joyful Moon, Katrina Van Tassel, Krampus, Krampus' Chains, Krampus' Shadow, La Lugubre Gondola, L'Autunno, Le Pere Fouettard, L'Estate, Lilith Victoria, Loli.Goth, Love, Loviator, Lughnasadh, Masque, Mead Moon, Midway, Mme. Moriarty, Mopsfledermaus, Most Magnificent Christmas Tree, Mouse's Long and Sad Tale, Mr. Prenderghast, Mysterious Warning, Nocturnus, O, Odd Portents, Orgy, Our Lady of Pain, Pickled Imp, Playful Wooden Mallets, Quincy Morris, Rogue, Romanti.Goth, Samhain, Senelion, Serpents with Glittering Eyes and Forky Tongues, Shadowy & the Sublime, Silentium Amoris, Skadi, Sleep, Smiling Spider, Snake Charmer, Snake Oil, Snow White, So Below, Spanked, Spawn of the She-Demon, Sugar Cookie, Tarasque, Third Charm, TKO, Traveler, Trick #1, Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat, Uncle Brian, Unity (White Rose and Red Rose), Vamp.Goth, Velvet Bandito, Velvet Unicorn, Velvets, Victoria, Victorian Rose Milk, Victoriana.Goth, Western Diamondback, WILF, Witch Dance, Womb Furie, Ysabel, Yvaine Hair gloss: Implacable Beautiful Tyrant, Fallen Woman, Hair Loosened and Soiled in Mid Orgies, Shiny Furball Room sprays: Mahogany Hall, Snowblind, Mechanical Dragon Manufactory, Citadel of Awesome, Erebos, House of Unquenchable Fire, British Blondes, Samhain, Thriambus, Trading Post Dungeon, Playful Cat, TKO Bath Oils: Honey of Love (TAL), Shining Dimple of Love, Eldritch Dark, Virgin's Blood, Winter Holiday Stress Relief Elixir, Snow White, Peacock Queen Other perfumes I love: ALL of the Vanilla NAVAs!!! Extreme Vanille (Comptoir Sud Pacifique), Ganesh (Arcana), Dune (Dior), Icon (Lush). Black Cat (Heaven & Earth Essentials), Twilight (Lush), Rose Jam (Lush), Snow Fairy/Candy Fluff (Lush), Silky Underwear (Lush), Snowcake (Lush), 1971 (Carnival Wax), Black Amber (Carnival Wax), Black Amber No 2 (Carnival Wax), Indochine (Infusion Organique), Geisha Nobara-cha (Aroma M), Geisha Noire (Aroma M), Bohemian Velvet (Moonalisa), Gloaming (Haunt)

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    I used to foster rescue bully breeds but since moving I no longer have room for fosters. :( My baby, Jake Blues (AmStaff), passed away at 12.5 years on 5/31/14. Miss Lela (APBT) passed away in July 2015 at age 18. In June 2014 we adopted a (then 2 year old) blue Boxer/AmStaff mix - The Monkies. He has had a rough life and came with a ton of baggage but we're working through it. At the end of July 2015 we adopted what I thought was an AmStaff mix blue puppy. Her name is Azura Zelda Azul Lee Loo Dallas Multipaws (Zuul for short.) Yeah. Now I'm thinking she is a whippet/terrier mix (aka a Lurcher or Pippet.) I just started doing agility with her in October 2016.

    So... I am still in shock with disbelief and denial but I moved out of the place I have lived for the past 10+ years on 10/1/16 and am going through a divorce. His idea. I am currently living with family (and depression) in Eastern Washington. Zuul came with me, ex insisted on keeping The Monkies. *cry*

    I used to work in the IT Department of a very large Seattle based coffee and tea company but right now am not working. If you know anyone who needs a Unix SysAdmin, send 'em my way! ;) I've also done a lot of tech support over the years. Started building web pages in 1994 when there were only two books on the subject and I worked for an ISP at the time.

    I'm a knitter too. I'm on Ravelry, let me know if you'd like my user name.

    I love to play on-line games. I'm been playing Ultima Online since 1997. Love my Wii (Zelda!!) Also playing Skyrim and Diablo III. I need to play Before the Storm. Someday I'll get an updated console so I can play the new Zelda games. :)

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  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. twilighteyes

    Winter Solstice Swap 2017

    Are there decants that you wished you ordered but didn't? Things you wish you had ordered more of? I haven't been able to afford Liliths yet, let alone Weenies or Yules... But I'm going to try to get Liliths before they go down. My wishlist is up to date with Weenies and Yules. Are your Amazon, Etsy etc wishlists up to date? They should be. Amazon has priority settings so please sort high to low; I wish we could do that with Etsy. how do you feel about animated films? I used to be way more into anime but I'm not really anymore. My son has stolen all of my Ranma 1/2 dvds. I still watch some disney and pixar movies occasionally. NMBC is love! I watch Coraline once a year or so. My current fave animated movies besides NMBC are Brave and How to Train Your Dragon. Is there a book you've always meant to read, but never got round to it? Sure, but I have them already. My amazon book wishlist is very up to date; the books I really want are marked as very high or high priority. I put lots of inexpensive kindle books on there too. If you've expressed an interest in candles, do you prefer unscented or scented and if the latter, what scents? Sorry, I've answered so many similar swap questions that I can't keep track of which is which anymore! I love beeswax pillars like the ones from Big Dipper Waxworks (not rolled beeswax, I prefer poured.) Candles with intent would be fine! I do prefer pillars over jars because wick placement is usually better in pillars. Scent wise I like things like Vanillas, spices (clove, cardamom, cinnamon in small amounts), woodsy, bayberry, smoky, incense, marshmallow, patchouli, resins, tobacco, lavender, geranium, sandalwood, rose, etc. and lean towards essential oil types of the scent. For example, I think the yankee candle lavender smells nothing like actual lavender. There are some candles on my etsy and amazon wish lists - there are some Witch City Wicks, Dark Candles, etc. that I have been lusting over but I can't justify spending monies on them. Do you like windchimes or other similar tinkley noisemakers? I would love some gargoyle windchimes. (I have some unicorn ones and some that I inherited from my grandmother. Most of the ones that I long after are probably too expensive.) I still kind of lust over a small gargoyle guardian bell (I think there is one on my amazon wishlist, they're meant to put on motorcycles.) If you were to find something cool like that, it would be great. I wouldn't say no to a tibetan singing bowl for my altar. Do you/would you like Christmas/holiday music? If so, any particular genres or styles? I already have a lot of Christmas holiday music from my favorite bands so no thank you. Do you have a Goodreads? Is it useful for my stalking purposes? I do have a goodreads but I don't think it would be useful for stalking purposes. My amazon would be more useful. (I like librarything better than goodreads but it still isn't completely updated because most of my books have been packed up for 15-20 years. Link is in my SW help.) Are there any holiday movies or shows you would particularly love to get your hands on? Maybe some of the nostalgic rudolph christmas animated movies? (Year without a Santa Claus) Would you prefer your nourishment to be literal (i.e., actual food) or representative? Totally up to you. Bath/body, food, whatever. In terms of actual food, are you comfortable with homebaked goodies so long as potential allergens are not involved? yes! Do you have favorite holiday foodstuffs? Last year I received a homemade christmas pudding and it was SO GOOD. I need the recipe! And then I bought some sticky toffee pudding from World Market and that was delicious too. Are you adverse to burning things as part of your sacrifice? Would rather not unless it's meant to be burnt (incense, candles, paper.) So how do you feel about teas? Would you be interested in getting some for your "nourishment" part of your gift? If so, are there particular companies you love or have always wanted to try? Special varieties you like- holiday blends, or decaf or solid standards like Earl Grey or Sencha? I have so much tea it isn't funny. I wouldn't ever say no to Mariage Freres though. And what about tea accoutrements, like rock sugar, nice honey (I have a fabulous apiary that is literally 6 blocks from my house!), a special spoon? I always love locally sourced honey. I could use a really large (32oz) teavana perfectea maker. Or maybe coffee is more your thing? And would you want your beans whole or ground (if ground, what grind do you like?) I'm good on coffee I think, unless you have a super special blend you want to share with me. I usually prefer whole bean but I am not sure I'll be able to find my grinder or my french press. The only coffee maker in the house right now is my dad's keurig. Scented candle lovers: do you have a favorite store/brand? Indie companies are love. I'd love to try Witch City Wicks or Dark Candles (there are some on my bath / beauty / fragrance amazon wishlist for a hint of what kind of fragrances I like.) I just ordered a bunch of candles from Sihaya and Co. because she was having a secret menu sale so I finally get to try those. I was hoping to get some for swapping but they aren't guaranteed to be mailed until the middle of december. Oops. Favorite/Least favorite bath products (e.g. do you like scrubs, bar soap, gel)? Favorites: shower gel, salt/oil scrubs Least favorite: bar soap (because I make it and I have about 500 bars.) No SLS or parabens, trying to avoid phthalates. My skin is uber dry from thyroid issues and also breaks out really easily. What sounds are comforting for you? Any that bring up good memories? Hoofbeats, saddle leather creaking, horse tails swishing, neighing. (Yes, I miss my horses.) I have lots of white noise generators on my phone and I use those to sleep when I'm away from home. At home I have a noisy air cleaner to provide white noise. Do you like and use christmas/other celebration decorations, baubles and the like? I used to buy a purple, iridescent, sparkly, or some kind of mystical creature (dragon, unicorn, grotesque) every year for my tree but haven't done that lately. My ex didn't really like having a real tree. I doubt we'll have a real tree this year either because I'm staying with my 70-something parents and they have a little fake tree that they like to put up. My mom already has all of the decorations she needs (and more.) I'm always sad that they don't have a fireplace - so no good place to hang stockings. (Yes, I still do a stocking for my kid who is almost 30 and for my parents, and they do one for me.) I have one of those aluminum trees with a disco light in storage somewhere with all of my Christmas decorations. Would YOU like to receive a singing bowl? Yes! Would you mind receiving a pre-loved book (one in good condition)? I have a really hard time reading physical books because of my eyes. My contact prescription is too strong to read things. I do all of my reading on my ipad these days with either ibooks or the kindle app. How do you feel about fruitcake, assuming that I can make it without any stated allergens? We just made cherry almond fruitcake today! That's the only fruitcake I've ever had that I liked. How about rum/whiskey/bourbon balls (these are no-cook, so the alcohol is still pretty potent)? Heck yeah!! But I don't like walnuts. What is your favorite store-bought holiday treat? such a hard question. maybe the chocolate covered peppermint joe-joes from trader joes? I already bought a couple of boxes though and I had two boxes leftover from last year since R wasn't around to eat them all. (Amazing how much longer my treats last without someone else to eat them all.) I'm having a hard time thinking of winter holiday treats... I can think of valentine day treats (cupcake royale's "Death Cake") but the brain fog is blocking my thoughts right now. oh! I was going to buy some Sticky Toffee Pudding from World Market but they didn't have any so we might attempt to make our own this year. Most of the "store bought" stuff I used to get was from local bakeries/stores/grocery stores, I miss all of my Seattle stores.
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    12 Days of Christmas 2017

    12 Days of Christmas 2017 -- you can also read my answers from Switch Witch and 13 Days of Halloween 2017 in my blog if you want. Are you coveting anything currently available from Haus of Gloi? I'm super sad that my Rose City pumpkin butter is almost gone (and I don't see it on the site anymore - it was rose and patchouli.) * Snow Wolf, Turkish Delight, would love of a sample of Haus Amber and Nefarious Gingerbread Man. (Pumpkin Butter and any of the scrubs.) * Pomander, Fir Boughs and Incense, Serenity (butter bombs) * Candy Cane, Butterscotch (lip balm) * For perfume only, the birthday ambers are on sale and I was wanting to try Amber & Rose, Amber & Incense, or Amber Noir. The Fall Black Musks are killing me, I love black musk. I'm most interested in Black Musk & Nag Champa, Black Musk, Leather & Rose, Black Musk, Anise & Vanilla. I've never smelled their black musk though, so I hope it's good! Are you coveting anything from the Paintbox Soapworks update that just happened? Sorbetto or bath streusel only: Winter Stories or Figs in Honey. (no lotions or soap please.) I do love her goat milk body cream and wish she would make the lavender honey scented again. There are plenty other of scents on there I'd love too. Are you coveting anything from Cocoa Pink? - Scent wise: Black, Black Marshmallow, Black Vanilla, Black Velvet, Black Widow, Broomstick, Come-hither, Cozy Blanket, Fear of Ghosts, Genevieve, Lipstick Stains, Marshmallow, Monster in the Walls, Naughty, Sensory Deprivation Tank, Stanley Hotel, The Upside-Down, Vanilla on the Rocks, Vanilla Rose, - Product wise: ShampPink shampoo, dermabrasion sample, I'm 29 serum, either the coco mango or the voluptuous body butters, linen spray, sugar scrub. No perfume please. How do you feel about pomanders? They smell good - I used to make them for people. How do you feel about savor soaps? No bar soap for me please. I am not really a fan of whipped soap either, but I do like sugar scrubs so I added some of those to my etsy wishlist. I added some whipped soap too, but mostly for the scents that I liked, not for the whipped soap itself. Or Perfectly Posh? No thank you. Do you have feelings about fruitcake? We're talking whiskey soaked homemade fruitcake, not a brick in a festive tin. So I've only ever had one fruitcake that I liked -- cherry almond fruitcake (with pears, marzipan, and amaretto.) I usually beg my mom to make me one every year. Any strong nail polish and/or makeup preferences? I don't usually wear nail polish (except for BPTP polish!) but I have some on my etsy list that changes color (I'm a sucker for color changing things) and I'm really intrigued by ilnp. (Raven, Abyss, Moonstone, Birefringence, Westwing, By Nightfall, Ava, Walking Home, Missed Calls, Deja Vu....) Makeup wise, I only wear prescriptives foundation and powder. I love black eyeliner that won't smudge or smear (I've been using Stila smudge stick and kat von d tattoo liner but both of those still run a little.) I just got two lippies in another swap but I can always use more (light 'blue leaning' plums/rose.) I don't wear brown, yellow, gold, beige, or cream. I'm into silver, black, grey, purple, blue. Sometimes reds/greens but not often. I have a ton of loose eyeshadows but rarely wear them. I could use some good mascara. Favorite animals? Not in any particular order: Bats, pibbles, friesian horses. Mythological: hippocampus, unicorn, gargoyles/grotesques, toothless. Do you have a strong preference for consumables (soaps, candles, food, etc.) over other stuff? I have a strong preference for things that are useful as opposed to things that just sit. Games, shirts, foods, yes! (no bar soap please.) Would you be interested in Colorpop? The only palette that calls to me is the Yin to your yang. For lippies, I like Ice Cube, Sauce, Baewatch (ugh, I hate the name though), and the Amethyst crystal balm. Black eyeliner. Would you like any holiday music? if so, do you prefer a CD or MP3? No thank you. Do you like toffee or fudge? Fudge yes, but no nuts or anything in my fudge. Love butterscotch or peanut butter! Plain chocolate is awesome too but my mom makes that, as well as toffee, every year. How do you feel about amigurumi (little crochet stuffies...animals, characters, ornaments, etc.)? I like them! (We make and sell them on our etsy store.) My most favorite one ever was a pit bull amigurumi that was gifted to me. If I were to crochet you something wearable, do you have any preferences? Do you like hats, scarves, gloves, other? And would you prefer something fun and whimsical (e.g. fox face hat or owl mittens), something delicate and pretty (e.g. lacy wraps or scalloped boot cuffs), or just something like a basic, no frills beanie or cowl? Do you have a Ravelry account and a list of favorite patterns? I really don't like most crocheted wearables, I prefer knitted. I am on Ravelry as misstwilight and I do have some bundles under my favorites called "make for me." Please don't make anything out of my general favorites. What kind of hot drinks do you like, and if tea or coffee or cocoa or cider or alcohol, give specifics? Lately I have been mostly using the keurig to make coffee and tea (or using cold brew coffee.) I do have some coffee beans and tea on my amazon "edibles" wishlist. I like black tea, especially flavored or cinnamon, and mint tea - especially with licorice. (I hate chamomile.) I love sweet hard cider, especially JK Scrumpy and Ace's pumpkin cider. Ghiradelli Double Chocolate cocoa and Vosges Parisian drinking chocolate are my favorites. Alcohol wise, I like just about everything but mostly things like amaretto, baileys, kahlua, sinfire, vanilla vodka, marshmallow vodka, etc. What kind of candles do you like, scent, etc? Vanillas, spices, woodsy, smoky, incense, marshmallow, patchouli, resins, tobacco. Mixes or seasonings for the kitchen? I'm probably pretty good on spices since I don't cook much. What is something new in your life that you wish you had more "things" for? Probably my altar. I could use an altar cloth and some other items. We do a lot of baking and holiday good ridiculousness around here...house specialties include lebkuchen (flourless, they're mostly nuts, spices, candied fruit), marzipan, butter caramels (flavored or plain), shortbread crisps, and savory cheese shortbread. Any of these sound appealing? Nothing with nuts please. (It's a texture thing - I like nut butters though.) We do caramels too but I'd love to taste yours, especially flavored! Mmmm savory cheese! What are your top places to get a gift card from? ooh, hard to say. Smellies wise: BPAL/BPTP, Moonalisa, Nocturne Alchemy. Food wise: Panera, MOD Pizza, Qdoba/Chipotle, Trader Joes Otherwise: Amazon, Twisted Fiber Art, The Loopy Ewe, Paradise Fibers, Fresh from the Cauldron (etsy), Teeturtle, ThinkGeek, Costco. I'm sure I could think of more but really anywhere would be a treat. Which holiday symbols/themes do you like the best (or least)? Such as Santas, snowflakes, reindeer, etc. KRAMPUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also snowflakes. Do you like puzzles? I play a lot of puzzle games on my ipad but I don't do anything that requires me to hold a pen/pencil and I no longer do jigsaw puzzles (no place to put them, all of our tables are covered in other projects like cutting boards for fabric, sewing machines, etc. plus one table to eat at.) I went from a huge house, to sharing a basement, to having one small room, so my stuff is pretty crammed in here. Do you have a strong preference for numbered packages vs randomly picking with maybe a few hints along the way? Nope. Either way is fine. Are you jonesing for any particular BPAL right now? Anything you are just dying to try, even just a sniffie? Beautiful Macabre, Mummies of Mexico City. (for sniffing) How do you feel about the following flavors/ingredients: Coconut? I like coconut chips and toasted coconut, coconut oil for cooking, coconut sugar for baking, but I'm not really a fan of things like mounds or almond joy. Mint? I love mint tea (especially combined with licorice root.) Mint frangoes are sometimes good, but otherwise I'm not a huge fan of mint and chocolate, it has to be something I'm in the mood for. Lavender? I love lavender everything. We made lavender vanilla liqueur this year, as well as cordial for lavender lemonade. Rosewater? Also made rose petal liqueur, rose jam, etc. Nom! Cardamom? Yes. Candied citrus peel/marmalade? My mom received some homemade candied orange peel in a recent ravelry swap and they were SO GOOD. Yes. (not a fan of marmalade though.) Anything to absolutely avoid? flavor wise, I'm just having a hard time thinking of what to absolutely avoid beside things like mincemeat, pecan pie, lutefisk, things with nuts or marshmallows (texture, not flavor), etc. Would you like anything crafted for the storage or transport of the BPAL? (Travel imp containers, boxes for 5mls, bottle cozy, etc.) I use ammo boxes and mint tins for imps and I have tons of boxes (both travel and storage) for bottles, so I'm good there. I wouldn't mind wall display type things for BPAL though! Like nail polish racks or coffin shaped shadow boxes with bpal sized shelves? Someday I am going to order the BPTP wall sconce for bpal bottles. If so, do you prefer them to be plain or decorated? Either or! If decorated, are there any motifs or art that you'd particularly like? I love celtic knots (ravens, dogs, horses, ferrets, just knots), swirly things, nightmare before christmas, bats, corvids, gargoyle/grotesques, skulls/calaveras, eye of horus/ankhs, krampus. More on the darker/gothy side.
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    Chaos Theory VI: Recursive Self-Similarity v5

    114 I just received this bottle from someone else, there is less than half left so maybe it was well loved? Sniffing the bottle, I get honey as the first note. Wet on skin: Amber with a hint of honey. Dry down on skin, a non-foody vanilla, amber, and possibly a bit of musk or spices, as it's getting kind of a snake oil vibe. it's gorgeous. (It smells a lot like O but less honey mixed with snake oil.)
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    Broadway

    This was totally sweet patch in the bottle to me. On, the same. Dry down, the musk finally started to peek out but otherwise still mostly sweet patchouli. I'm glad that the lilac and caramel are only in supporting roles and never really became noticeable as themselves but remain blended.
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    Mannahatta

    I put this on before heading to an event. When I got home and sat down by the computer, I was wondering who was wearing Calvin Klein. This totally smells like a mix of CK one and CK Be to me. Both of which I actually like, so a winner!
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    Snake Oil Jelly Donut

    In the bottle: Yum! It does smell like a musky sugar jelly baked good On the skin though, I amp more of the musk and vanilla and less of the jelly bits. It ends up not smelling at all like a baked good but I can't put my finger on what exactly it reminds me of. When I can think of it, I will return!
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    Tushnamatay

    Frankincense, sandalwood, and jasmine.
  10. 10/5/17 would any witchees be interested in NASA swag? I'm now super-close to Marshall Space Flight Center and will be visiting the space center with my kiddo pretty regularly. If so, what would you like? Clothes, a mug, magnets, a plush Snoopy wearing a flight suit? does anybody like anything from Solstice Scents? I LOVE their Jack and the Devil. http://www.solsticescents.com/ 10/3/17 Witchee, would you like anything from the Trading Post Halloween update? https://blackphoenixtradingpost.com/category/weenies-2017/ 10/1/17 Awesome farmer's market by my house. They have a local honey stand (which also sells things made from local honey like Propolis tincture!); there's a small apothecary and she additionally makes soaps and hand-made, hand-poured scented candles; plus a guy that makes an array of BBQ and Hot Sauces. Does ny of this appeal? Would you like anything from my local farmer's market? Smolder Cosmetics. Do any of their products (glitter, eye dusts etc) appeal to you? https://smoldercosmetics.com Anything from Strobe Cosmetics (http://strobecosmetics.com)? How would you feel about getting Hello Kitty stuff? Would you like to get some favorite recipes? Would you like anything from my shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/LisaNut? 9/30/17 Would you like anything from the Haus of Gloi Fall Part II update? https://www.hausofgloi.com/pages/halloween-scent-list 9/27/17 How do you feel about these little guys? I think they're adorable and kind of want them all, but especially the ghost and pirate ones. https://lovemomiji.com/shop/limited-editions 9/26/17 Witchees, do you want anything specifically from this page? Mitts, hat, shawls, unicorn... http://iceweasel.net/switchwitch/ What are your top three most wanted DC'd or previous LE BPALs? What are some things you do NOT want to receive? is there anything from here that you might be interested in getting a print (or pillow/make-up case/etc) of? http://www.blackabbeystudios.com/store Claire's has some super cute Halloween stuff. In the style of Haunted Mansion - black lace collars, lace and sparkle masques and the like. A few items in Dias de los Muertos style. Would you be interested in such things? Would you be interested in anything from Orange Thyme? https://shoporangethyme.com/ If so, which products/scents/flavors? 9/25/17 Anyone like/want calendars or dayplanners? If you like stationery, do you like plain, colors, images, or specific DON'T LIKES? What about general desk stuff like cool colored paperclips and post it pads? Would anyone be interested in having any of Abigail Larson's artwork (either as a print or on something, like a pillow, blanket, or t-shirt)? https://society6.com/abigaillarson Does anything catch your eye from Ten Thousand Villages? http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/ Would you be into receiving hand made (crocheted, sewn, felted, chain maille, scale, or duct tape, in my case, depending on the item) dishclothes? Scarf/shawl? Hat? Bag? Anything? Colors? (Duct tape, chain maille, and scales come in colors.) Do you collect anything from SBUX like City Mugs, City Mug ornaments, City Cards, or Bearistas? If so, which do you need/want? Or would you like a City Mug or an ornament for fun? anybody want homemade fudge? I can do chocolate with or without nuts, peanut butter, and butterscotch. do you like spicy foods? I am currently addicted to these suckers and want to send you some buffalo ridged kettle potato goodness (https://www.billygoatstl.com/shop/1lb-kicker) what would you like from the Weenies updatus giganticus??? 9/24/17 do you collect the art cards that BPAL sends out? Any in particular that you are looking for or definitely don't need? Do you like this beautiful art, and she makes stickers and prints...SOOOO gorgeous: https://www.shannatrumbly.com/paperprints/ Favorite animals or wild creatures or mythological creatures? would you like any swag from the Depeche Mode concert? (pins, posters, shirts, program, dunno what they'll have!) Is anyone interested in the new Resistance scents that the Lab just released (Take a Knee and SN: Flor de Maga)? Is anyone here into zero waste, plastic free living, urban homesteading, or any simplicity/minimalism-esque lifestyles? If so, could you use any tools or equipment? 9/23/17 Are you interested in anything from Bath & Bodyworks? Which products and scents do you like? www.bathandbodyworks.com/ I am possibly going to a crystal / gem show tomorrow. I can't afford expensive gem stones, but... What kind of crystals would you like? Pumpkin or Zucchini bread? What kind of homemade cookies are your favorite? Could you use a muscle rub? (We make ours on the lunar cycle and it has menthol, wintergreen, habanero, cayenne, olive oil, st. john's wort, arnica, beeswax, calendula, and ginger. It tingles. We call it "Thunder Butter". If you have really really super sensitive skin, I would recommend against it. And don't take a hot shower or open all of your pores before using it.) Interested in trying some of our rose petal (rose petals, sugar, everclear) or lavender vanilla bean (lavender, vanilla bean, vodka) liqueur? Want some honey from the bees on our property? Would you like some homemade jam? I have blackberry, rose petal, strawberry rhubarb, peach, and cherry. How about some homemade candied jalapenos with garlic cloves? I have regular and with habanero. I didn't dry any apples this year but I was thinking of heading over to Green Bluff and seeing if any honeycrisps are left. I have a commercial dehydrator so let me know if you are interested in any "Apple Crips" (as voodoocatwoman calls them!) I wash, peel, core, and slice before dehydrating. Do you need any kind of dice bag, tote, project bag, cosmetic bag, pencil bag, or whatever? I have lots of bag patterns and fabric. We make bags under the name Twinkle N Twilight. Or how about a couple of pillowcases? 9/22/17 Would my witchee like this to warm up the fall coffee cup?? https://www.truelemonstore.com/category-s/1871.htm do you like to take baths? if so, do you like oils, salts, things that fizz, all of the above, none of the above? What style/make/etc of phone do you have? What about size of tablet? Laptop? Would you like decals, skins, or cases for any of these? 9/21/17 See's Candy. My absolute favorite. They have special Halloween candy..any of these pique your interest?? Cinnamon Apple Scotch Mallows, Pumpkin spice truffles, pumpkinspice lollypops, caramel apple lollypops, or any other of their chocolates, etc? Are any witchees into coloring books? Witchees, is there anything that catches your eye at Animi Causa (https://www.animicausa.com/shop/)? If I were to find an adorable autumnal/Halloween-y dish/flatware/etc. design, how many settings would be needed in your household? 9/20/17 Do you like Broadway shows/music? If so what are some of your favorites and/or ones that you hope to see or listen to eventually? Would you like merch from your favorite shows or CDs from shows you want to listen to? I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm there? I'm going to Edmonton Expo this weekend (It's Edmonton's version of comic con). Would a witchee like anything from there? Anything catch your eye from this site (globalgirlfriend.com)? Do you have any favorite, lesser-known stores? Especially ones that sell hand-crafted or independently made items. Imagine you're going to the most gigantic art & craft show imaginable, and money is no object - what kind of things would you gravitate towards and probably spend money on? Include as specific as you want to get! 9/19/17 Are you interested in anything from Think Geek? http://www.thinkgeek.com Do you have something you wish you put on your original questionnaire/forgot to put/would like to add on to? Any additional misc. information about yourself you want your Witch to know? (I think this was on the survey, but again if there's something that you forgot...) If you could decorate your house (or one room) in any one theme, what would it be? Your answer can be as simple ("Star Wars" or "Baroque" or "Modern"), or complicated or a combination (e.g. Victorian Gothic) as you feel best fits. Aprons: Do you wear them, do you want one? Utility, decorative, cooking or crafting? BTW, would my witchee be interested in something like this? (photo of black and white striped knitted doll) 9/18/17 It seems like there's a question about socks on the questionnaire, but I don't think it got down to this level: Do you wear them? Any particular style (crew length, knee high, anklet, boot, etc.) or fiber (wool, cotton, bamboo anything but wool, etc.) preference? Would you be open to previously-loved books? What about partial-full bottles of BPAL or BPTP? So what are your favorite fandoms? 9/17/17 I'm in France at the moment, is there anything here you might like? I'm in Provence, the land of lavender, so if you like that flower in particular just say so! are you into divination? What kind(s) do you currently do? Do you want more books and/or tools for that type (e.g. new tarot cards, new runes)? Is there a new type of #divination you've been meaning to try, and if so, are you looking for the tool, a book on the subject, or both? World my Witchee be interested in a Tarot or Astrology reading done personally? Does my Witchee need any magical supplies? Would you be interested in any of the seasonal (or regular) soaps from Cellar Door Soap (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com)? 9/16/17 Favorite gemstones? If you enjoy jewelry do you like discrete and elegant, flashy and gaudy, small and light, or large and chunky? Any love of pirates or SCA? Is there anything you would like from Disney World? Are you a Potterhead? If so, to which house do you belong? How do you feel about chokers? 9/15/17 Here's a few questions from me: Would you like some Halloween or other themed decor in the form of a banner, something like this http://www.etsy.com/...n-decor-vintage? If so, would you prefer a traditional style or a vertical door type? Do you live near a Trader Joe's? If not, are you interested in trying any of the numerous Pumpkin goodies they come out with this time every year? Do you like to cook and/or bake? Could you use any specific ingredients (spices, oils, salts, extracts, etc.) or kitchen utensils/gadgets? I'm at Ocean City MD for bike week......would a witches want anything from here? Bike or beach related?? What is 1 thing you would love to see in your final box? Can be ANYTHING - your choice. Who would love some USPS eclipse stamps? 9/14/17 Do any of you potential Witchees have any kitties, puppers, or youngling humans you want spoiled in your packages? What treats or toys do they like? Is there any interest in any of the fragrance oils from the Nocturne Alchemy Weenies update? Is there anything you want from the trading post (or trading post etsy) that is available to order right now? (Fatherhood, Puppers, normal GC things) 9/13/17 Are you a gamer? If so, what games are you currently playing and is there any merch for that game you'd love to have?- If you are a gamer do you have a steam/gamestop/amazon wishlist? How do you feel about the following scarf options (assuming you're into scarves)? Simple eyelet scarf Chevron scarf Lacy and fuzzy Skinny rib knit (extra long for lots of wrapping) Leafy! Like beer? What styles most appeal to you? Like booze? What kinds? Like Wine? What kinds? Would you be interested in a set of hand-made hair falls? It's something I do for fun and I can make any length and do an array of colors! For those who watch certain movies every year for Halloween, what are those movies, whether horror or not? Any favorite horror movies that aren't necessarily on the annual-viewing list? How do you feel about fan-made merch for these movies? 9/12/17 Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com/ What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from? Do you eat candy, and if so would Halloween candy be welcome? Specialty candy from local or unusual sources? Chocolate? Do you want Fidget spinners, desk toys, or other frivolous things that you look at and decide you don't need enough to spend $ on but would make you happy to have? Any zentangle lovers, people who would like to try it, or would you want a piece of someone else's zentangle art? Any love of hair toys, clips, ribbons, fascinators, mini hats, etc? What local goodies may be of interest? Local Honey, jams,candy? Are you interested in any prescription services like serial magazines, Birch box, ipsy? Would you like funky Halloweenie costume makeup like Gothic eyelashes, nail effects, black lipstick, etc.? How do you like to listen to music? CD, 8 track tape, mix tape, Pandora or Spotify, I-tunes? Do you prefer reading on Kindle or actual book? What kind of books do you like? Would you like to be surprised with a scary, classic, horror book? Candles, Incense, or wax tarts? Do you have favorite brands or Weenies scents for the home? Would you like to receive a wax tarts burner, incense burner, essential oils diffuser, or Halloweenie themed candle holders? Witchee: are you interested in crafting materials? 9/11/17 I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would want? How do you feel about nail wraps? if you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)? - would you use knitted washcloths? a scarf? Are you allergic or sensitive to any fibers? If you could be ANY character from a film, TV show or book, who would it be and why? If you could hop into a time machine and travel anywhere/anytime, where would it be and why? If you could invite 3 famous people to a BPAL meet and sniff, who would invite? Do you like and/or want anything from Elements and Artifacts? You can be vague like "yes" or "no" or name specific past pieces you coveted or current ones you love, whatever works best. Would you like something hand sewn by your Witch? A dress, shirt, skirt, infinity scarf, something else? Anyone want any kind of costuming accessories or makeup or odds and ends? 9/10/17 Are there any hobbies or crafts you've been thinking of trying, but haven't had the chance yet? Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, what purpose would you want it to be for? Do you like poetry? Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints? Would you enjoy any designer/specialty yarn for your own craftyness? Would anyone like a donation made in their name to a cause or charity? Please provide wishes from the last two updates? 9/9/17 Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive? (http://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/) Are there any UK things you'd like to get? Are you into podcasts? If so, what are your favorites? Would you like any merch related to any of them? Would you like something from Nui Cobalt Designs (https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/)? Or maybe some of Christina's lovely Halloween candles at Sihaya & Co. (https://www.sihayaandcompany.com/collections/halloween-collection-candles)? ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like MEGA or one of their amazing chromes? http://www.ilnp.com/ 9/8/17 Do you enjoy stationery? I'm thinking cute/quality notebooks, washi tape, stickers, fun pens etc. Are you interested in anything from Cocoa Pink? - Or Haus of Gloi? Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath? Have you seen this: https://www.bustle.com/p/heres-every-product-in-lushs-massive-halloween-collection-80733? (Lush Halloween collection.) And what would you like? 9/7/17 Are you interested in anything from the Moonalisa Halloween update? What are your coffee and/or tea preferences? - Coffee: whole beans or ground? - Flavor and roast preferences? - Tea: black, green, herbal, flavors? - Loose leaf or tea bags? - Anything specific you don't like? - Are you in need of any gadgetry? 9/6/17 How would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures? - would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around? Who is into K-Beauty (Korean beauty products like sheet masks) - What are your faves if you are? - If you aren't would you like to try something? What are some NEW things you've gotten interested in this year? Could be anything, from a new hobby, new genre of book, new healthy way of living, new fav brand of whatever... 9/5/17 What are your feelings about Scooby Doo? How do you feel about indie makeup (read: loose eyeshadow, blush, highlighter)? I drink this stuff almost everyday would anyone else be interested in trying it out? https://www.criobru.com/ 9/4/17 Would you like one of the Halloween Teeturtle shirts? https://www.teeturtle.com/collections/halloween?page=1
  11. 9/14/17 Do you like to read seasonally, or do you like to read whatever whenever? I have a large queue of books to read and review. :/ So please no books. 9/13/17 Would you like to receive a scarf or hat? As I said in the question about knitted things, I don't wear scarves (unless they are super special that I picked out, sorry) and the only hats I wear are newsboy type caps, but again I am really picky and would probably need to pick it out and try it on. 9/12/17 Do you want wax melts? I wouldn't say no - but I rarely rarely rarely use them. Like once a year, if that. 9/11/17 I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would be interested in? Mmmm fun flavored kit kats!!! (I can get green tea and strawberry here.) I'm in The Netherlands. Is there anything from The Netherlands/Europe that you're interested in? I have no idea since I've not been there on what is available. Chocolate? Yarn? Bath & Body Works - love them or hate them? If the former, fave product types? Well, all of their stuff has SLS's and they are definitely not phthalate or paraben free so pretty much a hard pass on any of their bath or skin products. I don't mind their candles and wall flowers (sometimes. Usually scents are much too overpowering and perfume-y but the vanilla scents are ok, although I'm totally sick of vanilla bean noel.) I really wish they still did the honey lavender pillow spray. I hate chamomile but I might be interested in the lavender pillow spray if it actually smells like real lavender. edit: I was just in there for shopping for swaps and their new Lavender Cedar wall flowers are great! Maybe the sprays too -- the Vanilla Patchouli and the Lavender Cedar. (I think they have both pillow sprays and room sprays.) how would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures? if you are on board with that, would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around? I'm good on containers, I use the IKEA FIRA 9 drawer boxes and while they're full, I have another one left to build. But I'm trying to destash my collection since it's pretty much beyond life expectancy so I'm hoping to never build that one. I also use tea chests. Now if I could get someone to paint these IKEA chests for me that would be the best ever. I'm not an artist. I have have plenty of tins for travel purposes. I'm no fun, sorry! Now, if you wanted to send me a hand painted container for something else, I'm your girl!! I have one of the (newly available again in the US) IKEA MOPPE chests and I'm using it for my witchy stuff, but I could definitely use a couple more. Their drawers are much too tall for BPAL bottles and aren't as deep, but they're great for chime candles, incense, sage smudges, etc. (3 drawers on top, 2 in the middle, and a wide one on the bottom.) They're about $14 so pretty reasonably priced, and they're pretty light - just bulky, so no idea on the shipping. But if you happened to be in Seattle or whatnot, I'll be traveling there in October and I'm sure you could find a minion to meet up with me. if you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)? As a knitter, I am already overflowing with hand knit things. I don't wear hats, cowls, or scarves normally. I loathe triangle shaped shawls. If you're a knitter, you're probably friended with me on Ravelry (or you can go look at my profile) and see my favorites and other details like what I like color, yarn, and pattern wise. I have some bundles called "Make for Me" and some swap specific bundles for halloween/vampire swaps that I would be delighted to receive things from. Nail wraps - yay or nay? Would including a small manicure set to go with them help? No thank you. I have a friend who does jamberry and is always pushing their stuff at me. I bought some once to shut her up but I've never used them. 9/9/17 Disney? I like going to disneyland and would love to someday go to disneyworld... If so, any favorite characters? Bambi (what, I like deer), Eeyore (what, I have depression too), Mèrida is best princess imo but I doubt I would purchase anything specifically to do with her? I also grew up as a tomboy riding horses and stuffs, although I currently have no archery things. The compound bow and targets were left behind with the ex. Also Scottish. <3 <3 <3 Oh yeah, I always forget that NMBC is Disney. NMBC FTW! I have tons of NMBC stuff and collect the cookie jars. I could really use some more PJ's, mine have a hole worn in the bottom. And to be more specific about Disney: How do you feel about Beauty and the beast? I like the movie(s)? The first one came out after my son was born (I think The Little Mermaid came out right before? I didn't name my son after the movie, but my friend named her daughter Ariel and my son was named Eryk.) At one point we had to stay in a small apartment between one house being sold and waiting for the new house to be ready to move into and Beauty and the Beast was the only vhs tape we had... my poor son got to the point where he was saying "NO BEAST! NO BEAST!" I still tease him about that. I kind of want to make a lace pattern based on the photo of the windows from the recent movie. Also I love that Gaston is incredibly gay. And what about Harry Potter related items? Well, I mean it depends on the item. I have all kinds of Harry Potter related yarn and patterns because it's something consumable that I can use. There are some cute Harry Potter clothing items from Torrid that I drool over. ALWAYS speaks to me and I have a mug that I keep makeup brushes in that says ALWAYS on the side and has a doe on the other. I would LOVE to go to Harry Potter world and I do enjoy receiving owls and chocolate frogs. I kind of drool over the Harry Potter lootcrate (and Firefly and ....) Dunno if lootcrate has relaxed women's babydoll type sizes, probably not. I don't wear regular men's t-shirts, I'm much too curvy and they don't fit me comfortably. Pokemon? Any favorites? I used to play Pokemon Go on my phone when I still paid for it, but I can't afford it anymore. Other than that, no. My son was really into Pokemon when he was little. (He's 27 now.) Is there any thing, category, or brand from which you would absolutely NOT like to receive things (ie., you're overrun with candy corn, you don't do scents outside of BPAL, or if you ever see another Stephen King item, it will be too soon)? * Bar soap. Please $deity, no bar soap. (unless you make it! then please bring ALL OF YOUR SOAP.) I make soap and I have SO. MUCH. * I also don't need any tealights, I buy those unscented by the 100's. * Also no books, physical or electronic, unless I specifically request them. Please ignore my Amazon book wishlist, it's mostly there for me at this point. * no socks. I rarely wear socks and I am very picky about them when I do. I have super large feet so most women's socks don't fit me anyway. * coffee mugs. I have boxes and boxes of starbucks city mugs because I used to collect them, but I'm considering getting rid of them all. The only mugs I would want would be a 20oz mug with a lid so bugs didn't get in it, but something that is machine washable. What kinds of art/art medium do you most enjoy, or would you most like to receive, in the context of this swap? I do have room to hang things on the wall since all of my other artwork is packed up and in storage. I collect grotesques and gargoyles. I have an artwork section on etsy too if you want to look at the kinds of things I like. 9/9/17 What rares are you dying to try? There are a ton of eclipses and liliths that I'm going to miss out on - just updated my wish list with them. Goth Queen and Snake Oil Jelly Donut both come to mind. Blue wig spray? I JUST GOT SOME SNAKE OIL JELLY DONUT, WOO WOO. Do you like comic books and/or graphic novels? I do, or I used to when I could see, lol. Sandman, Watchmen. I have the first Lucifer graphic novel on kindle. 9/8/17 Are you ok with homemade food? Yes, as long as you follow proper food handling techniques (I have a food handling certificate so hopefully people will be comfortable receiving from me) and - well, I'm really picky about non-GMO, no corn syrup, no red dye 40 or food dyes if possible, organic stuffs only. I also can't have nuts or dried fruit right now because of my kidneys. Or sodium. Or too much protein. :/ I'm not supposed to have coffee, chocolate, or dairy, but I would die without my daily coffee with cream. I figure all things in moderation but am still trying to follow the guidelines when I can. I'm not actually on a diet restriction YET, just guidelines. One more test next month to see how things are. But my GFR has been in the 40's which is third stage kidney disease and one level above dialysis. My GFR *should* be above 90. If you are ok with decorations, do you have a preference for table-top, wall hanging, or window decorations? I'd have to have wall hanging since I am staying with family while going through my divorce (god this is dragging on forever, it's been almost a year since I moved out of his place) and I only have one small room and no table space. I'd rather not cover the window since it is very small and my dog likes to look out it. I do love the halloween bottle containers (without corks, the ones that actually fasten so you can really use them) that come in different colours with cool bottle toppers and labels. Michaels had some really cool ones with bat or skull toppers. My mom got me a bunch of these for my birthday so I'm pretty much set... I also kind of have an animal skeleton collection going. I have a raven, rat, small pug type dog, and larger floppy eared dog. I'd love a bat or cat! How do you feel about stationary and/or papercrafting supplies? I absolutely do not ever write anything except jotting a super small note down (my hands don't work properly - sometimes it's hard to knit or mouse) but I like spooky washi tape with skulls or bats! How do you feel about kitschy/silly Halloween jewelry? I feel like no fun! I don't wear even nice jewelry except my scent locket or occasionally another necklace or pendant. Sometimes rings/bracelets/anklets but right now I'm very swollen from kidney problems. So I'm sorry, but no. Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath? If you were to make it, sure! I love black and purple, skulls, bats, ravens... I'm a huge NMBC fan. absolutely no brown, red, orange or country cute type stuff, gothy only for me. I like the two black and white ones but not the one with coloured balls. I even have a wreath hanger on my door.
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    My Fall 2017 Switch Witch answers

    10/5/17 would any witchees be interested in NASA swag? I'm now super-close to Marshall Space Flight Center and will be visiting the space center with my kiddo pretty regularly. If so, what would you like? Clothes, a mug, magnets, a plush Snoopy wearing a flight suit? Nothing springs to mind. does anybody like anything from Solstice Scents? I LOVE their Jack and the Devil. http://www.solsticescents.com/ I have tried some of their scents but haven't found anything that works for me. I'd rather have NAVA, BPAL, Moona, Haus of Gloi, or Cocoa Pink. 10/3/17 Witchee, would you like anything from the Trading Post Halloween update? III. MY SECRET DEEDS Hair Gloss IV. HEARKENING TO THE DEATH WATCHES IN THE WALL Atmosphere Spray VI. LOUDER! LOUDER! LOUDER! Bath Bomb 10/1/17 Awesome farmer's market by my house. They have a local honey stand (which also sells things made from local honey like Propolis tincture!); there's a small apothecary and she additionally makes soaps and hand-made, hand-poured scented candles; plus a guy that makes an array of BBQ and Hot Sauces. Does any of this appeal? Would you like anything from my local farmer's market? I love local honey and things made from honey. No bar soap. Love candles. Iffy on the BBQ/Hot Sauces because sodium. If no salt/sodium, I love hot sauces, especially jalapeno sauces. Smolder Cosmetics. Do any of their products (glitter, eye dusts etc) appeal to you? https://smoldercosmetics.com I'm sure they do (especially sparkly) but I have a ton of indie makeup that I've never even opened. Anything from Strobe Cosmetics (http://strobecosmetics.com)? Again with the not wearing makeup for a year. How would you feel about getting Hello Kitty stuff? No thanks, too pink and cheerful. I'm all about Gloom Cookie and Emily the Strange and darker things. Would you like to get some favorite recipes? What I can eat is pretty limited so unless they are kidney failure diet recipes, probably not. Would you like anything from my shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/LisaNut? No thank you, I don't see anything that catches my eye. 9/28/17 Haus of Gloi Fall II update? I already answered this below (9/8) when the announcement first came out. I put the list of what I'd like from Fall Update 2 there. 9/27/17 How do you feel about these little guys? https://lovemomiji.c...imited-editions I really don't have a place for stuff like that. 9/26/17 What are your top three most wanted DC'd or previous LE BPALs? Goth Queen, Resin Cast Meat Skull, F54 What are some things you do NOT want to receive? * Bar soap. Please $deity, no bar soap. (unless you make it! then please bring ALL OF YOUR SOAP.) I make soap and I have SO. MUCH. * I also don't need any tealights, I buy those unscented by the 100's. * no socks. I rarely wear socks and I am very picky about them when I do. I have super large feet so most women's socks don't fit me anyway. * hair clips, barrettes, pins, etc. (I shave my hair on the sides/back and spike/tease it on top.) * sodium * nuts/dried fruit is there anything from here that you might be interested in getting a print (or pillow/make-up case/etc) of? http://www.blackabbeystudios.com/store No, sorry, I didn't see anything I had to have. Claire's has some super cute Halloween stuff. In the style of Haunted Mansion - black lace collars, lace and sparkle masques and the like. A few items in Dias de los Muertos style. Would you be interested in such things? No thank you. 9/25/17 Anyone like/want calendars or dayplanners? I could use a 2018 calendar but don't feel obligated. Last year I received a cool Sugar Skull one in my 12 days of christmas swap. If you like stationery, do you like plain, colors, images, or specific DON'T LIKES? I don't want stationery, thank you. What about general desk stuff like cool colored paperclips and post it pads? Nope, I need zero desk stuff. Someone got me like 20 cool post it note pads and I've been giving them away like crazy because I rarely ever write anything. In a former life like 20 years ago I was once a secretary and I have SO MUCH desk stuff from that time period including note pads I still haven't used. I have boxes of pens, pencils, tape, paperclips, colored paperclips, purple file folders, etc. And then I worked at Microsoft and raided the office closet and had EVEN MOAR desk stuff that was all thrown in a box to take with me when I left. I still use my microsoft stapler. Does anything catch your eye from Ten Thousand Villages? http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/ I looked at the sale section and was attracted to some of the iron and stone things and then saw they were over $70 after being marked 50% off, and closed the window. Then I reopened it at looked at other things but anything I'd want is much too expensive. Would you be into receiving hand made (crocheted, sewn, felted, chain maille, scale, or duct tape, in my case, depending on the item) dishclothes? Scarf/shawl? Hat? Bag? Anything? Colors? (Duct tape, chain maille, and scales come in colors.) I need more bags like I need a hole in the head since we make them, but if you need to hand craft things for SW - I totally get it. I need to do it too. I have a list of knitted and crocheted things I'd like to receive in my Ravelry Bundles (there is one called Make for Me and another called Vampire/Halloween swap.) I'll try to add sewn and hand made things to my Pinterest when I have a moment. Do you collect anything from SBUX like City Mugs, City Mug ornaments, City Cards, or Bearistas? If so, which do you need/want? Or would you like a City Mug or an ornament for fun? I'd love the little city mug ornaments or a city card from your city!! As I said in the thread, you can probably just ask for a card and they won't make you load money on it. Would anyone be interested in having any of Abigail Larson's artwork (either as a print or on something, like a pillow, blanket, or t-shirt)? https://society6.com/abigaillarson Enablers!! Yes, this is the kind of artwork I like. My top would be Dark Unicorn (!!!!), Little Bat, Krampus and Perchta, and Unkindness of Ravens (grey) but there are many more I like. Unfortunately the Dark Unicorn and Little Bat are very limited to what they come on. Dark Unicorn as a big print or a tote, Little Bat as a stainless travel mug or a tote. Would also take throw blankets, rectangular pillows, beach towels, ipad skin, iphone hard case, tote bags... I added a bunch of things to my amazon lists. Anybody want homemade fudge? I can do chocolate with or without nuts, peanut butter, and butterscotch. Mmmmmmmmmm fudge. Holly made me some peanut butter fudge last year and it was awesome!!! I can't have nuts or nut butters so maybe just regular or butterscotch? I'm supposed to limit chocolate but I'm pretty good at limiting myself to a small amount every day. I usually have to freeze things so they won't go bad before I can eat them. what would you like from the Weenies updatus giganticus??? I updated my wishlist and ISO with what I'm interested in. There's only two bottles (the bold ones) that I'm super excited about - I'd rather have Eclipses and Liliths first before they go down. I really hope Liliths are up until November.... bank account needs time to regenerate. 9/24/17 do you collect the art cards that BPAL sends out? Any in particular that you are looking for or definitely don't need? No, not really. I have some extra original run Carnaval cards if anyone needs. Do you like this beautiful art, and she makes stickers and prints...SOOOO gorgeous: https://www.shannatr...om/paperprints/ Those are awesome! I love Corvid Love the most with The Dahlia Tree second. Favorite animals or wild creatures or mythological creatures? Hippocampus, equines in general (especially Friesians), unicorns, corvids, ferrets, rats, bats, pibble and lurcher type dogs, dolphins, do gargoyles count as mythological creatures?, hedgehogs, deer. Would you like any swag from the Depeche Mode concert? (pins, posters, shirts, program, dunno what they'll have!) YES I WANT EVERYTHING. But I won't have the monies so I'll probably get a shirt or a necklace or something. Is anyone interested in the new Resistance scents that the Lab just released (Take a Knee and SN: Flor de Maga)? I'm not really interested in either of those scents, although maybe a decant of Flor de Maga would be interesting. I googled it and some people say it smells like jasmine, others that it smells like Champagne. Is anyone here into zero waste, plastic free living, urban homesteading, or any simplicity/minimalism-esque lifestyles? If so, could you use any tools or equipment? We do what we can but it's tough since my dad doesn't have the same mindset and is always buying crap. I would love beeswax food wraps, unpaper towels, plastic free food storage, etc.!! 9/23/17 Are you interested in anything from Bath & Bodyworks? Which products and scents do you like? I don't use any of their stuff that goes on skin so I never take advantage of the free things, but I don't mind their candles, wall flowers, room spray, pillow spray, etc. - I like the lavender cedarwood, vanilla patchouli, frosted cupcake, exotic coconut, fireside marshmallow, honey vanilla, mahogany teakwood... any of the sweet vanilla/mashmallow scents. (I have a 3 wick candle in Winter Night and like that too.) No pumpkin please. What kind of crystals would you like? Anything purple, blue, green, pink, red, white, black... I got a little set of tiny crystals in bottle for making mojo bags (because I needed citrine and since that's yellow, it's not something I would normally get.) I don't have any labradorite and I always welcome quartz, aqua aura, amethyst, hematite, auralite 23, fluorite (especially with a balanced amount of green/purple/white.) Pumpkin or Zucchini bread? I'm not really supposed to have squash but I've been eating zucchini bread. I figure the amount of squash in it is negligible. I make the Smitten Kitchen pumpkin bread and its soooo good. What kind of homemade cookies are your favorite? anything chewy, I don't like crisp/crunchy/crumb makers. Snickerdoodles, pumpkin chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, chocolate chip, pretty much anything. Princess Buttercups were my favorite but not supposed to have peanut butter. Sparkly unicorn poop cookies! (My mom used to make those for me, basically sugar cookies. WUT. I'm over 40, but that doesn't mean I'm too old for Unicorns.) I love spritz, especially almond flavored. Interested in trying some of our rose petal (rose petals, sugar, everclear) or lavender vanilla bean (lavender, vanilla bean, vodka) liqueur? I love rose petal anything. Want some honey from the bees on our property? I want all of the local honey. Would you like some homemade jam? I have blackberry, rose petal, strawberry rhubarb, peach, and cherry. Sure! How about some homemade candied jalapenos with garlic cloves? I have regular and with habanero. NOM NOM NOM I didn't dry any apples this year but I was thinking of heading over to Green Bluff and seeing if any honeycrisps are left. I have a commercial dehydrator so let me know if you are interested in any "Apple Crips" (as voodoocatwoman calls them!) I wash, peel, core, and slice before dehydrating. Yum!!! 9/22/17 Would my witchee like this to warm up the fall coffee cup?? https://www.truelemo...gory-s/1871.htm That sounds good! I'm not a HUGE fan of hot apple cider but once in a while is great. I have some teavana tea that tastes like apple cider too. nom nom. do you like to take baths? if so, do you like oils, salts, things that fizz, all of the above, none of the above? I take baths very very infrequently, I'm mostly a shower person. But I do love me some bath stuffs once in a while!! Yes to oils, salts, things that fizz. What style/make/etc of phone do you have? What about size of tablet? Laptop? Would you like decals, skins, or cases for any of these? I have an iphone 6+ but it's not currently activated so I only use it as a camera, watch, and at places that have wifi... I have a purple otter case for it, so I'm all good there. I have an ipad air 2 (I think) and I recently bought a new case for it but I don't like it very much. It has the tri-fold thing that doesn't work very well on my pillow. I'll have to figure out what my old one was; I bought it at the verizon store when I purchased my ipad ages ago and don't remember the brand or model but it made a hard flat surface and the ipad itself was the stand instead of the case folding, if that makes any sense at all. Worked much better for reading in bed. (I use my ipad mostly as a kindle reader, movie watcher, or web surfer from bed or the couch.) 9/21/17 See's Candy. My absolute favorite. They have special Halloween candy..any of these pique your interest?? Cinnamon Apple Scotch Mallows, Pumpkin spice truffles, pumpkinspice lollypops, caramel apple lollypops, or any other of their chocolates, etc? No pumpkin spice anything, no lollypops, not especially fond of apple flavored things (except actual apples.) I do love some of their other chocolates like the brown sugar truffles and the buttercream truffles. chocolate covered caramels, molasses chips... the "nuts and chews" box (except I'm not supposed to have nuts, boo.) Are any witchees into coloring books? No, sorry. Witchees, is there anything that catches your eye at Animi Causa (https://www.animicausa.com/shop/)? They have super cute kitchen things but I try to avoid "plastic" and "metal" - without other information on materials I'm dubious. I mean, is it BPA free? Stainless? What? If I were to find an adorable autumnal/Halloween-y dish/flatware/etc. design, how many settings would be needed in your household? I was lusting over the skulls and vines from Fiesta but way too expensive plus I'm staying with family so don't need my own right now, it would just be packed up until I get back on my feet and find my own place (if that ever happens, what with all of my health issues. sigh.) I could use one really large platter that is suitably flattish for putting on my altar and using it to group things (candle holders, crystals, goblets, etc.) I was going to do the skulls and vines but they don't offer a large enough plate/platter. 9/20/17 Do you like Broadway shows/music? If so what are some of your favorites and/or ones that you hope to see or listen to eventually? Would you like merch from your favorite shows or CDs from shows you want to listen to? Some. I've seen Phantom. Would have liked to have seen Wicked. Don't really need any CDs and can't think of what merch I'd need. I already have music for Phantom, Cats, and various ALW stuff. (Although Repo The Genetic Opera is really more my style...) I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm there? YES PLEASE. I found a fairy for the con exclusives that I want. Do they bring Dolly Kei to regular cons or just anime ones? Some of the other unreleased scents might be fun. I have The Beldam but I think there are some unreleased Coraline and other scents that they take to cons. I have the three Steampunky airship ones. Honestly, I probably want Eclipses and Liliths more though. I'm going to Edmonton Expo this weekend (It's Edmonton's version of comic con). Would a witchee like anything from there? Ummm maybe? I have no idea what is there. When I go to cons I end up buying artwork or bidding on it anyway. Each piece speaks differently to me. You could look at my etsy or pinterest artwork categories to see what I'm attracted to. I love games too... I have Exploding Kittens but I'd love expansions or Cards Against Humanity (although I really don't have anyone to play with. I could always take it to Seattle when I visit and make people come over and play.) Anything catch your eye from this site (globalgirlfriend.com)? No, sorry. Do you have any favorite, lesser-known stores? Especially ones that sell hand-crafted or independently made items. Lots of stuff on etsy. I'm lusting over a bunch of Fresh from the Cauldron yarn. Also KnitCircus yarn OMG. And Twisted Fiber Art makes lovely yarn. WHAT I LIKE YARN. But yes, I definitely prefer indie hand crafted stuff over stuff from big box stores. My friend Sara runs The Sticky Wrapper and makes excellent caramels, she also does bath bombs under another name (Skinful Essentials) but she doesn't have a lot listed in her store right now. Imagine you're going to the most gigantic art & craft show imaginable, and money is no object - what kind of things would you gravitate towards and probably spend money on? Include as specific as you want to get! I'd probably gets tons of yarn. And possibly wall art and jewelry (even though I never wear it. I'm always attracted to sparkly shiny gems and crystals.) 9/19/17 Are you interested in anything from Think Geek? http://www.thinkgeek.com Yes, I have a wishlist linked to my SW Help. AND OMG PRINCESS BRIDE TRAVEL MUG AND GAMES. Do you have something you wish you put on your original questionnaire/forgot to put/would like to add on to? Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm don't remember right now? Any additional misc. information about yourself you want your Witch to know? (I think this was on the survey, but again if there's something that you forgot...) Not that I can remember right now. (where's that remembrall?) If you could decorate your house (or one room) in any one theme, what would it be? Your answer can be as simple ("Star Wars" or "Baroque" or "Modern"), or complicated or a combination (e.g. Victorian Gothic) as you feel best fits. Either super gothic castle or something out of Skyrim. gargoyles, grotesques, grey stone, plush velvet hangings. Aprons: Do you wear them, do you want one? Utility, decorative, cooking or crafting? I have some aprons packed up with the rest of my stuff somewhere (a black one with a skeleton - I had a bones/skull/skeleton theme going in my kitchen.) I can't find my hair cutting apron so something like that might be useful since I still cut hair once a month or so. (It would need pockets. Like the BPAL apron would probably be perfect.) BTW, would my witchee be interested in something like this? (photo of black and white striped knitted doll) Stuffies and plushies and knitted dolls would die a horrible death by Zuul here. She would shake and shake and shake and rip and tear and eviscerate gleefully. 9/18/17 It seems like there's a question about socks on the questionnaire, but I don't think it got down to this level: Do you wear them? Any particular style (crew length, knee high, anklet, boot, etc.) or fiber (wool, cotton, bamboo anything but wool, etc.) preference? No socks please. Would you be open to previously-loved books? No books please. What about partial-full bottles of BPAL or BPTP? Those are always fine. Fandoms? I would totally wear hoodies or use things that are related to my fandoms. Fabric would be especially fun (I already have a good amount of NMBC, MLP, Doctor Who, and some Zelda and GoT fabric.) Also YARN - I have so much yarn on my etsy wishlist that is related to Supernatural or one of my other fandoms. Patrick Rothfuss' King Killer Chronicles!!!! I have the middle piece for a TAK game that was sold last November (can wear as a piece of jewelry, etc.) but could really use the board, pieces, instructions, etc. for TAK. The Tinker's Packs (https://thetinkerspacks.com/) has clothing, cards, jewelry, calendars, etc. They also have Dresden stuff. And artwork. And BPAL. (I already have all of those BPAL but I love going over to that website and lusting over all of the hoodies and jewelry, even if I don't normally wear jewelry.) Also love LOTR, Zelda, NMBC, Firefly, Harry Potter, Buffy, Princess Bride, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who (especially Weeping Angels), MLP (not as much, but a little), Guardians of the Galaxy, V for Vendetta, Doctor Horrible, Twin Peaks, Red Dwarf, Supernatural, Stranger Things, Dresden Files, etc. There are SO MANY I am forgetting - I don't remember them until I look at a website and then squee in joy over something. My NMBC pj bottoms died so now I have some Groot PJ's. 9/17/17 I'm in France at the moment, is there anything here you might like? I'm in Provence, the land of lavender, so if you like that flower in particular just say so! I love lavender! France is also the land of magical tea - I have a very extensive tea wish list from Mariage Freres and Damman Freres on my Amazon edibles wish list. I have way too much tea but I'd never say no to tea from Mariage Freres. The butterscotch is to die for. are you into divination? What kind(s) do you currently do? Do you want more books and/or tools for that type (e.g. new tarot cards, new runes)? Is there a new type of #divination you've been meaning to try, and if so, are you looking for the tool, a book on the subject, or both? I haven't been active doing it for many years - I'd love a new set of Tarot or Runes. I have a vampire set somewhere. OMG THE LAST UNICORN TAROT SET KICKSTARTER. (dies) 9/16/17 Favorite gemstones? I think we covered this in the original questionnaire? I'll paste my answer from that. anything blue, purple, grey, or black. I flove Alexandrite (especially with a deep purple and a good blue color change as opposed to pink/green), tanzanite, amethyst, hematite, moonstone, opal, etc. Not necessarily for jewelry but I have some auralite 23, celestite, snakeskin agate, spirit quartz, aqua aura, etc. I love Ellensburg's Blue Agate. If you enjoy jewelry do you like discrete and elegant, flashy and gaudy, small and light, or large and chunky? No flashy, gaudy, large, or chunky. But not tiny either. Any love of pirates or SCA? yes, I like dressing up and going to the local Ren Faire (they even have a pirate weekend.) I wouldn't mind playing more with SCA but I just don't have the energy; I have a bunch of friends in Seattle who are in it and I loved going to their events and feasts. I have a great medieval cookbook (The Bors Hede book of cookry) that we make stuff from all the time... My son used to wear his pirate hat ALL THE TIME in public. He's already 7' tall so stands out anyway... Is there anything you would like from Disney World? All of the Nightmare Before Christmas!! I'd love more canisters and bowls/plates. No coffee cups though unless they are both 1) ceramic and 2) have a lid to keep out flying bugs (no plastic please.) Are you a Potterhead? If so, to which house do you belong? All of the quizzes put me in Hufflepuff, which kind of used to annoy me, but the Honey Badger IS my spirit animal.... plus I'd totally be like Newt if I could. So I guess that's ok. (I despise yellow though, so really only the slytherin colors are good unless you're going with blue/silver as Ravenclaw, but it SHOULD be blue/bronze, ugh.) Send me all the chocolate frogs. How do you feel about chokers? Too tight? I'm old and getting that fat neck/chin thing and chokers just emphasize it. 9/15/17 Here's a few questions from me: Would you like some Halloween or other themed decor in the form of a banner, something like this http://www.etsy.com/...n-decor-vintage? If so, would you prefer a traditional style or a vertical door type? Sorry, but that style is SO NOT ME. I absolutely loathe orange and brown - and have zero place for banners since I'm staying with other people. Also we live in trumpland and the people around here are super judgy about halloween things, so I try to keep all of my bats and skulls in my room. Do you live near a Trader Joe's? If not, are you interested in trying any of the numerous Pumpkin goodies they come out with this time every year? I live near a Trader Joes so I'm good. I have already tried the chocolate mousse pumpkins to see if they would be something I could ship to a witchee. They're not sealed or packed well enough unfortunately (too fresh bakery type things) but damn they're good. Also I loathe pumpkin spice so please don't get me anything "pumpkin" flavored, bleah. I like REAL pumpkin but squash is one of the things to limit with kidney issues. I might have to have some pumpkin bread anyway. (A reminder, I can't have nuts or dried fruit either.) Do you like to cook and/or bake? Could you use any specific ingredients (spices, oils, salts, extracts, etc.) or kitchen utensils/gadgets? I like to cook and bake but my dad is really weird about food, and the fridge and kitchen being his. He's ALWAYS in the way and I just prefer no drama so I stay out of there as much as possible. no gadgets please, there would be fights over where to put them since everything is HIS. Parents have a very well stocked spice cabinet and I've already bought most of the medieval spices I need except for a few. (Spikenard, cassia buds, cubebs, poudre forte, poudre douce. You can get the latter two at World Spice Merchants in Seattle. Spikenard is finally back in stock at Rose Mountain Herbs but they were out of cubebs. I think Starwest Botanicals has cubebs or maybe they could be found at an indian or international grocery. Most of the prices on Amazon for them are way too high.) No salts please, can't have salt with kidney issues. I'm probably good on oils. I love honey flavored vinegar if you can find that anywhere but it's probably on the spendy side (and most of the salads I do these days come with their own dressing, which is what I would use it for.) I could use a 32oz PerfecTea maker (Teavana) but not really a super priority. I'm at Ocean City MD for bike week......would a witches want anything from here? Bike or beach related?? ummm sure, I love beach glass and shells and sand dollars and stuff. What is 1 thing you would love to see in your final box? Can be ANYTHING - your choice. Lots of love! Ok, I have had some flashes of things I *REALLY* want. The Princess Bride travel mug from ThinkGeek. Canon Sweet Hots (mild) -- they don't sell them anywhere around here but you can look up what retail stores carry them on their website. Doh! That part of their webpage is broken. It looks like they've changed owners and are now located in New Mexico. If you have a store around you that sells them, I would LOVE LOVE LOVE a jar or twenty. (*wink*) I guess I could just order some off of their website but I never think about it and I hate paying $9 shipping for just a couple of things. Who would love some USPS eclipse stamps? ooh, me me me 9/14/17 Do any of you potential Witchees have any kitties, puppers, or youngling humans you want spoiled in your packages? What treats or toys do they like? I have Miss Zuul (pupper) and I'm sure she would love to be spoiled (although she already is...) I feed grainless treats and nothing that comes from China. Prefer no chicken jerky. She has her own section on my Amazon WL "For the Pups". She adores squeaky toys but they have to be really hardcore indestructible or she'll kill them immediately. Is there any interest in any of the fragrance oils from the Nocturne Alchemy Weenies update? Heck yeah. I added those to my SW Help list (in my signature) already. I'm probably way more interested in those than in the BPAL halloweenie update, sad but true. Probably because they're a new thing for me. Is there anything you want from the trading post (or trading post etsy) that is available to order right now? (Fatherhood, Puppers, normal GC things) In my ISO and Wishlist! I REALLY want Wednesday's Child (bottle) and decants of Granite and Pickle. I wonder when Liliths are going down, I hope not until November. 9/13/17 Are you a gamer? If so, what games are you currently playing and is there any merch for that game you'd love to have? - Yes, I love games! I'm playing Ultima Online, Diablo III, and Skyrim. I have a WII but I'd love to get a Wii U and the new Zelda games for that. Merch? Not so much really. Some Zelda things are cute but they would have to be something useful? I haven't seen much Skyrim stuff I like except for pint glasses, but meh, I don't really need glasses. I'm not big on knick knacks or stickers. Unless I want them. If you are a gamer do you have a steam/gamestop/amazon wishlist? - I think there are games on my amazon wishlist (under GAMES) and I have a very small Steam wishlist. Oh! I have a wishlist on GOG. How do you feel about the following scarf options (assuming you're into scarves)? I don't want any scarves, thank you. I *do* love long skinny shawlettes that are kind of like scarves but aren't. It's a semantics thing maybe. Like beer? What styles most appeal to you? I like stouts occasionally and sometimes some ales (not IPA), but normally I don't drink beer. I do love me some sweet hard ciders though. Like booze? What kinds? Pretty much all kinds... I have huge bottles of baileys, kahlua, whipped cream vodka, sinfire, amaretto, and malibu rum. Could use fun flavored vodkas or whatever. (no fruit or bacon. Maybe other vanilla type flavors?) Like Wine? What kinds? Sweet meads, ice wine, and tawny port. Aesir Mead in Everett, WA is fantastic but I'd try sweet (no dry please) mead from any small meadery. (I've tried everything from Sky River and Chaucers, which seem to the be the ones sold in grocery stores. I'm local to Heirophant so I've tried all of their stuff. There is another in Tukwila, Washington that I've bought some bottles from but haven't cracked them open yet. Also have some "mead" from Ireland (Bunratty) but it's actually pyment since it has both honey and grapes. Mead just has honey.) I'd actually love cool local honey to make mead with. and maybe some kind of more in depth instructions on making the best mead, what equipment you need, yeast, etc. Would you be interested in a set of hand-made hair falls? It's something I do for fun and I can make any length and do an array of colors! I'm hopeless at attaching them since my hair is shaved on the sides/back so I'm not even sure they would work. (Plus I never go anywhere.) For those who watch certain movies every year for Halloween, what are those movies, whether horror or not? Any favorite horror movies that aren't necessarily on the annual-viewing list? How do you feel about fan-made merch for these movies? Practical Magic, Sleepy Hollow (Tim Burton), Nightmare Before Christmas. I don't know that I'll be able to watch them this year since my movies are all packed up and out in a shed somewhere while I'm staying with family. Favorite movies not on the halloween list? Well, yes, lots, but. Princess Bride! Lord of the Rings. Guardians of the Galaxy. Stardust. Harry Potter. I'd love fan-made things. 9/12/17 Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com/ products: Liquid soap, sugar scrub, body oil, elasticity serum. (NO bar soap) -- my son would LOVE the beard oil. Maybe in bourbon. scents: lavender, rosemary mint, rosemary patchouli What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from? Bats!! Also skulls, sugar skulls, ravens. Please no orange pumpkins, witches, ghosts, zombies, spiders, etc. Black and white pumpkins are good. velvet purple or blue pumpkins are good (with black or silver stems.) Do you eat candy, and if so would Halloween candy be welcome? Specialty candy from local or unusual sources? Chocolate? I eat candy... Halloween candy is ok. Prefer chocolate. I have lots of specialty chocolate on my amazon edibles list. Moonstruck, Frans, Seattle Chocolates, Dolfin, Vosges, Rittersport, all good. Your local places would be fun to try! Just no salted caramels since I am not supposed to have salt. (believe me, there is so much sadness over this.) Do you want Fidget spinners, desk toys, or other frivolous things that you look at and decide you don't need enough to spend $ on but would make you happy to have? No knick knacks or things that are super frivolous and take up space. I have SO MANY desk toys that are all packed up and put away because I have zero room. Any zentangle lovers, people who would like to try it, or would you want a piece of someone else's zentangle art? I am not an artist. I wouldn't mind a piece of someone else's art, especially if it came to me in fabric form so I could make bags with it. Any love of hair toys, clips, ribbons, fascinators, mini hats, etc? Nope, my hair is usually shaved on sides/backs and teased/spiked on top. What local goodies may be of interest? Local Honey, jams,candy? I always love to try local honey (from beekeepers or markets only please, not from grocery stores.) Wouldn't say no to jams (although we have SO MUCH JAM and I can't have peanut butter, so I haven't been eating any - but it would be an excuse to make scones, nom nom nom) and candy! I love going to farmer's markets and sampling things. Are you interested in any subscription services like serial magazines, Birch box, ipsy? Forest Nui Cobalt's crone boxes, yes! And Shihaya's boxes! Any kind of cool indie box thing with candles, incense, bath and body stuff, etc. Loot crate! Bark Box! No magazines and I'm not super into make up or nail polish. I don't know what else in in birch box or ipsy. Would you like funky Halloweenie costume makeup like Gothic eyelashes, nail effects, black lipstick, etc.? No, thank you. Not right now since I am a hermit and never leave the house anymore. How do you like to listen to music? CD, 8 track tape, mix tape, Pandora or Spotify, I-tunes? Very rarely I listen to music in my car on CD or my ipod. (itunes.) Do you prefer reading on Kindle or actual book? What kind of books do you like? Would you like to be surprised with a scary, classic, horror book? Kindle, but I really don't want any books right now. If you REALLY wanted to get me a book, I have tons to choose from in my Amazon wishlist. Please sort by priority. Unless they are marked as VERY HIGH or HIGH, I probably already have them but have just put them on this list to remind me to look for them in one of my boxes in the sheds or I want to read them again so I look for them at the library. Edit: I went through and moved/deleted tons of things from my amazon book wishlist. There is some other stuff in there that isn't too expensive that I wouldn't mind having. Candles, Incense, or wax tarts? Do you have favorite brands or Weenies scents for the home? Would you like to receive a wax tarts burner, incense burner, essential oils diffuser, or Halloweenie themed candle holders? I really like the Black Magic scent from Yankee Candle but it doesn't look like they have it this year? I also like Witches Brew (but I have like four huge jar candles from years past that I haven't even lit yet) and I'd be up for trying Haunted Hollow. The Fragrance Spheres would be fun. I have plenty of wax tart burners (electronic and tea light), diffusers, etc. Don't really need any candle holders - I used to sell for PartyLite and I have 50 boxes of candles and holders packed up in the barn. Now if I saw a super cute votive or pillar holder with bats or ravens or skulls, I would probably cave and want it. I mostly burn only votives, pillar candles (3" diameter), 3-wick pillar candles (8-9" diameter), or jar candles. I used to make candles for Sweet Spirit (and my own company) and really would like to start making my own again. I adore candles from Big Dipper Candles in Seattle, they make all beeswax candles (and one of the dogs that I fostered works there.) Just the plain beeswax or maybe Rapture or Lavender. or beeswax candles from anywhere! I have some candles on my amazon wishlists. Witchee: are you interested in crafting materials? Yes, I have wishlists for The Loopy Ewe, Knit Picks, and a "crafting material" wishlist on Amazon. Oh, and etsy of course. 9/11/17 I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would want? I like the awesome kit kats! (I can get green tea and strawberry flavored here. Any other flavors would be fun!) I dunno what else, whatever you think I might like. I used to collect Starbucks Bears and City Mugs so Japan only things might be fun. How do you feel about nail wraps? I have a friend who is always pushing jamberry at me and I finally bought some (over a year ago) to shut her up but I've never used them and don't even know where they are after moving. I was not excited about all of the fussing with putting them on. I was kind of eyeing the Nightmare Before Christmas ones last year but did not buy them. if you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)? - would you use knitted washcloths? a scarf? Are you allergic or sensitive to any fibers? As a knitter, I am already overflowing with hand knit things. I don't wear hats, cowls, or scarves normally. I loathe triangle shaped shawls. If you're a knitter, you're probably friended with me on Ravelry (or you can go look at my profile and see my favorites and other details.) I have some bundles called "Make for Me" and some swap specific bundles for halloween/vampire swaps that I would be delighted to receive things from. I don't use knitted washclothes right now (I usually do when I have my own place but I have zero room to store things.) I hate acrylic, please don't make me anything with acrylic or send me any acrylic yarn. I'm not fond of cashmere or BFL either. My favorite fibers are merino or merino and silk, although I've come across some really nice merino, cashmere, silk yarns. Right now I prefer DK or Worsted weight yarn unless I'm planning on making a shawl in which case I prefer fingering. Oh colors -- I love black (sorry, I know it sucks to knit with black if your eyes are going), gradients especially, jewel tone blues (no navy), purples, greens, reds. Especially with black over them, like MadTosh's tart. White is ok in a gradient, like white to purple or white to red. No pastels or neons. Do you like and/or want anything from Elements and Artifacts? You can be vague like "yes" or "no" or name specific past pieces you coveted or current ones you love, whatever works best. Yes, I have some in my etsy favorites under jewelry. I have a sugar skull, two different bats, a silver rose leaf, and some amethyst pieces from her. Would you like something hand sewn by your Witch? A dress, shirt, skirt, infinity scarf, something else? It's a very nice gesture, but I don't wear scarves and I think anything else would be too difficult to fit without a seamstress taking measurements. My mom sews and we have a company making cosmetic and project bags. Occasionally we make medieval costumes or clothes. Anyone want any kind of costuming accessories or makeup or odds and ends? I hardly ever wear anything except eyeliner and eyebrow powder (I have to draw on eyebrows since I don't have any and my tattoos are fading.) I have realized that I don't have any good lipstick, so some lippies would be welcome. I like blue leaning plums. I could use really good mascara - I have really long blonde eyelashes but they aren't very thick. Most mascara clumps on me and makes a mess. I have contacts so I probably need water soluble. 9/10/17 Are there any hobbies or crafts you've been thinking of trying, but haven't had the chance yet? I have been sent honey to make mead, but I haven't had the chance to do it yet. I also have recently acquired a very small amount of knitted blanks for yarn dyeing and need to do that. I have a small assortment of things to start doing stitch markers, but I need more supplies and some learning. I have items to do needle felting but again with the learning. I also have a few things to do cross stitch but my eyes have gotten so bad that I feel like I can't see -- time to go to the optometrist again. Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, what purpose would you want it to be for? Money and prosperity in general are always good, happiness, good luck, health, clear thinking. Something (I typed someONE haha!) to mend a broken heart and move on. Blackthorn Hoodoo Blends Tea I'm interested in, for example: Adam and Eve Tea All Father Beltane Cauldron of Rebirth Come to Me (Come Hither Mojo box would be awesome) Cry on my Shoulder Fiery Wall of Protection Florida Water Follow me Boy Hecate Imbolc Lammas Road Opener Run Devil Run Samhain Santa Muerte The White Witch Triple Fast Luck White Magic Woman in Red Yule Do you like poetry? Sure, some. I have plans for some poetry mitts some day. Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints? Any plushies are likely to be killed by Zuul; she gleefully eviscerates them. Custom repaints on MLP are fun though! I love the Doctor Horrible and Cthulhu ones I've seen. Would you enjoy any designer/specialty yarn for your own craftyness? *looks over at huge yarn wishlists on etsy and TLE* I would think that speaks for itself! I am admittedly kind of a yarn snob and I buy mostly indie yarns. Twisted Fiber Arts is one of my favorites but they're getting to be out of my price range unless I buy from destashes on Ravelry. Fresh from the Cauldron is awesome, I have a ton of things from her on my yarn wishlist. It's all kind of spendy though! Please provide wishes from the last two updates? I will, precious, I will! It'll go in my ISO post that is linked to my wishlist (in my sig.) UPDATE - I have UPDATEd my wishlist with the last UPDATE wishes. 9/9/17 Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive? (http://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/) I'd be up for trying any of the bath, body, or hair items -- just no bar soap please. None of the Autumn scents look good to me but I found a scent list under the bath grains and I'm interested in: Bell Book & Candle, Festival, Rook & Raven, Sylph, and White Witch. Are there any UK things you'd like to get? All the chocolate! I like things like Curly Wurly bars and probably whatever local truffles or chocolate. Local tea is fun although I have *so much* tea it isn't funny. I don't really know since I haven't ever visited the UK except for a short layover in the airport. Whatever you think I'd like! (My friend was just in Ireland and brought me back some some bottles of mead and some different kinds of chocolate and fudge with beer and whiskey in them. nom!) Are you into podcasts? If so, what are your favorites? Would you like any merch related to any of them? No, sorry. I'm interested in Nightvale but not enough to dink around with podcasts. Would you like something from Nui Cobalt Designs (https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/)? I would love one of the holiday crones crate boxes, incense, oils... I'll have to do a more in depth look and give a list. I love her talismans and incense but the talismans are spendy and I have respiratory issues, so incense probably isn't the best thing for me even though I love it. Bath salts? Or maybe some of Christina's lovely Halloween candles at Sihaya & Co. (https://www.sihayaandcompany.com/collections/halloween-collection-candles)? I've been mooning over those, har har!! I'd love Sisterhood of the Moon. I would have liked one of the Athena boxes but I couldn't justify spending $80 on myself when it's Switch Witch time! ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like MEGA or one of their amazing chromes? http://www.ilnp.com/ I really don't wear nail polish that often on my hands BUT OMG. I like: Raven, Abyss, Moonstone, Birefringence, Westwing, By Nightfall, Ava, Walking Home, Missed Calls, Deja Vu.... 9/8/17 Do you enjoy stationery? I'm thinking cute/quality notebooks, washi tape, stickers, fun pens etc. I have issues with my hands not working and I find it really hard to write anything (so I rarely even include notes in packages, I suck!) so no pens or notebooks or anything like that for me please. I do love and USE spooky washi tape (bats, skulls, etc.) when mailing out BPAL because it's easier to get off the bubble wrap and then people can re-use the bubble wrap instead of throwing it away but I'll be honest - I have enough washi tape to last me for over a year. Stickers are more of a meh but if they were really cute and to my taste, I would use them. I love bats and skulls and snarky unicorns. Are you interested in anything from Cocoa Pink? - Scent wise: Black, Black Marshmallow, Black Vanilla, Black Velvet, Black Widow, Broomstick, Come-hither, Cozy Blanket, Fear of Ghosts, Genevieve, Lipstick Stains, Marshmallow, Monster in the Walls, Naughty, Sensory Deprivation Tank, Stanley Hotel, The Upside-Down, Vanilla on the Rocks, Vanilla Rose, - Product wise: ShampPink shampoo, dermabrasion sample, I'm 29 serum, either the coco mango or the voluptuous body butters, linen spray, sugar scrub. No perfume please. - Or Haus of Gloi? - Scent wise for bath products (not perfume), I'm interested in Grimoire and The Horseman. And non halloween, I've always wanted to try the Haus Amber. Also Cozy Sweater, Lavender Sugar, Moon Dog, A Place in Space all sound good. - For perfume only, the birthday ambers are on sale and I was wanting to try Amber & Rose, Amber & Incense, or Amber Noir. The Fall Black Musks are killing me, I love black musk. I'm most interested in Black Musk & Nag Champa, Black Musk, Leather & Rose, Black Musk, Anise & Vanilla. I've never smelled their black musk though, so I hope it's good! - Product wise: No soap or hair gloss please. I like their lip balms (no chocolate or coffee, prefer vanilla/honey/rose/lavender/mint), pumpkin butter, sugar exfoliant, and would be happy to try the candles and bathing dust. I would like to try the butterbombs in vanilla amber or marshmallow. Maybe Sleepy Time but I'm not sure what scents are in it yet since the Fall Part II isn't up until October. Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath? If you were to make it, sure! I love black, black and white, black and blood red, black and purple, (but no red and purple together - white is ok with black & ), skulls, bats, ravens... I'm a huge NMBC fan. absolutely no brown, yellow, orange or country cute type stuff, gothy only for me. I like the two black and white ones but I don't like the one with little balls all over it. Have you seen the (Lush Halloween collection.) And what would you like? ALL THE THINGS. I love Lord of Misrule but I still have a large shower gel from last year. Goth fairy shimmer bar? I do love their bath bombs, perfume, shower gel, powders, greased lightning, angels on bare skin, and some of their moisturizers. I like their rose, jasmine, patchouli.. pretty much everything really. (except the lip stuff, I don't need any of that. I prefer tubes and non-tinted for lip balm.) My favorite scents are Blue Skies & Fluffy Clouds, Twilight, Lust, Candy Fluff, Snowcake, Rose Jam, Butterball, Silky Underwear, Tramp, etc. (I haven't liked any of their plain vanilla scents like vanilliary.) 9/7/17 Are you interested in anything from the Moonalisa Halloween update? - Scent wise: Cedarwood & Patchouli, Mad Heriot's Parlor, Witch Wood, The Witching Hour, Rumpkin (I don't usually like pumpkin, but I do like pumpkin & lavender.) Also curious about: Conjuring Room, Dusty Attic, Forever~ and ever, and ever, Come Play With Us, - Product wise: 4in1, Butter Rich Cream, Bath Brew, Carpet Fresh, Dusting Powder, Room Spray, Sugarload Scrub, Sugar Scrubby Scrub, Milk Bath, Lip Butter (Burnt Sugar, Maple Sugar, or Butterscotch Marshmallow), and the scented candles. I also like her perfume. (But no soap, potion lotion, or hair gloss please.) What are your coffee and/or tea preferences? Organic when possible. - Coffee: whole beans or ground? Whole bean (except I don't know if I can find my grinder or my french press.) Since moving here, I have been using the Keurig. I really like Peet's and Seattle's Best K-Cups but my family already buys those so not really a priority. - Flavor and roast preferences? Sumatra, Hazelnut, Toffee. Dark roasts usually. - Tea: black, green, herbal, flavors? Black. I've been using Harney & Son's tea capsules for the Keurig in Hot Cinnamon Spice, Paris, and Peppermint because I don't usually feel good enough to wait for water to boil and tea to steep. I have about 6 book sized boxes full of tea that I couldn't fit in the house, so really I don't need any tea. I do need to brew some rose flavor, ginger peach, or licorice mint every so often though. - Loose leaf or tea bags? Again, I've been using the Keurig. Otherwise I'd do loose leaf. - Anything specific you don't like? I don't particularly like anything besides black tea (especially flavored) except for the mint/licorice blends (Aveda Tea is SO GOOD) and a few Traditional Medicinal blends like Breathe Easy. - Are you in need of any gadgetry? I could actually use one of the LARGE perfect tea makers from teavana (the 32oz?) - I have a smaller one but I use 20oz + mugs so it doesn't fill them. I really do NOT need coffee mugs unless you can find a ceramic 20oz size with a lid. I love my Weeping Angel mug from Think Geek that has a nice ceramic lid on it - there are so many little flying bugs around here that they land in my tea, so I ONLY use mugs with lids but I prefer the ceramic ones. I'm trying to avoid plastics but stainless or glass is also ok if dishwasher safe; I'm liable to break glass and stainless seems expensive which is why I ask for ceramic. Think Geek also has a Zelda mug with a lid AND HEY, it's BACK IN STOCK!! Um, I'm tempted to get it but I will refrain. Edit: I had to buy something that wasn't on sale in order to use my $10 off. Now I wish I'd waited because PRINCESS BRIDE STUFF WAS RELEASED TODAY. I MUST HAVE THE PRNCESS BRIDE COLORING CHANGING TRAVEL MUG. MUST. HAVE. There is a 20% off link on my facebook..... 9/6/17 How would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures? I'm good on containers, I use the IKEA FIRA 9 drawer boxes and while they're full, I have another one left to build. But I'm trying to destash my collection since it's pretty much beyond life expectancy so I'm hoping to never build that one. I also use tea chests. Now if I could get someone to paint these IKEA chests for me that would be the best ever. I'm not an artist. I have have plenty of tins for travel purposes. I'm no fun, sorry! Now, if you wanted to send me a hand painted container for something else, I'm your girl!! I have one of the (newly available again in the US) IKEA MOPPE chests and I'm using it for my witchy stuff, but I could definitely use a couple more. Their drawers are much too tall for BPAL bottles and aren't as deep, but they're great for chime candles, incense, sage smudges, etc. (3 drawers on top, 2 in the middle, and a wide one on the bottom.) They're about $14 so pretty reasonably priced, and they're pretty light - just bulky, so no idea on the shipping. But if you happened to be in Seattle or whatnot, I'll be traveling there in October and I'm sure you could find a minion to meet up with me. Who is into K-Beauty (Korean beauty products like sheet masks) Um, I have no idea what these are. I was always a tom boy and -- even though I went to beauty school -- never really learned a lot about how to put on makeup. Beauty school was all about the hair, which I am extremely comfortable with perming, colouring, and shaving. *giggle* - What are your faves if you are? See above. - If you aren't would you like to try something? I have super oily skin so I try to moisturize multiple times a day, but my skin is also really sensitive and breaks out at the drop of a hat. Good moisturizer is my number one need. So far the "Kiss My Face" ones seem to do the best (besides the ones I can't afford, like LUSH or Bobby Brown!) I'm one of those organic if possible, phthalate free, no parabens, etc. people. But Grocery Outlet gets leftovers from Whole Foods and Co-ops, so I buy a lot of organic lotions and creams there for $1-3. What are some NEW things you've gotten interested in this year? Could be anything, from a new hobby, new genre of book, new healthy way of living, new fav brand of whatever... I've finally been bitten by Nocturne Alchemy and made my first purchase last December right before they closed the shop. I love all of their vanillas I've tried and would love to try their ambers, like Eternal Ankh. I have Black Musk, Ember Vanilla, Vampire Vanilla Bat (from a swap), Hygieia (from a swap), Crystal, Crystalline, Kobalt, Pyramid Vanille, Gothic, Lavender Dolphin (a gift and I LOVE IT SO MUCH), and Vanille Noir (another gift - the one that made me decide to try them!) I received a sample "vile" of Tomb of the Undead and I love that too. I love all of them except Gothic - even though it had perfect notes, it just doesn't scream to me. So would definitely love to try more!! I'm a huge fan of vanilla, musk, patchouli, sandalwood, amber, etc. I put a huge list of what sounds good in my SW Help link. I was sent some honey and yeast to make mead - I'd love more instructions on how to do this and what kind of equipment I need. (I need a lot of hand holding!) Also this year we have discovered that my kidneys may hate me, so new ways of eating are happening. Basically I'm not supposed to eat anything that I like. 9/5/17 What are your feelings about Scooby Doo? Um, I used to watch it as a kid and I might have even seen the movies but I don't think I would buy any merchandise or do cosplay or anything. How do you feel about indie makeup (read: loose eyeshadow, blush, highlighter)? I love indie makeup! I have tons of eyeshadow but I rarely have an opportunity to wear it. I haven't really worn makeup for at least a year since I've been staying here in the middle of nowhere. I know zero people in this city and don't ever go anywhere. I can always use good mascara as long as it doesn't bother my contacts. I have really really long eyelashes but they're a light color so hard to see without mascara. I never wear blush. I prefer having ultra pale skin but I might have tanned a little bit out here. O_o (My foundation has SPF but since I haven't been wearing it...) I could use some lipsticks! I like blue leaning plums. I drink this stuff almost everyday would anyone else be interested in trying it out? https://www.criobru.com/ Sounds lovely! I love drinking chocolate and the roast is intriguing. (I'm probably not SUPPOSED to with my kidney weirdness but I haven't officially been put on food restrictions yet.) Not the pumpkin spice -- NEVER the pumpkin spice. (shudder) The cinnamon one sounds good, the cherry tobacco one sounds fabulous, any of the more chocolate tasting ones would be to my preference. 9/4/17 Would you like one of the Teeturtle Halloween shirts? OMG those are so cute. I think the relaxed woman's 2x would work for me. I love: * Dia de los Unicorns * NIGHT FURY GLOW IN THE DARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! * Stabby the Unicorn (not halloween, not the pink one) * Nevermore (not halloween) * Prickly on the inside (not halloween) * Dangerous (not halloween) * Batty for You * Murder of Crows * Resting Witch Face * I <3 Candy Corn * Bat-O-Lantern * Unicorn-O-Lantern * Werewolves for Change * Stabbing Pumpkins and like 5,000 more. All the unicorns, bats, ravens, hedgehogs, groot... Driver picks the music, haha!! I love the Supernatural ones too. THERE ARE TOO MANY.
  13. twilighteyes

    My Little Grotesque

    In the bottle: A little too bakery/foodie. I was dubious. Wet on skin: Pretty much SN Cardamom on me. Dry down: Vanilla is coming out with the cardamom yet it is managing to NOT be a gourmand scent. Yum!
  14. twilighteyes

    The Wolf and the Rattlesnake

    I'm getting snake oil, lavender, and vanilla right off the bat and I swear I can smell cocoa butter. Also a bit of Jasmine sambac? Dry, this reminds me a lot of Lush's Silky Underwear.
  15. Solstice Swap: If I made some ephemeral art that was meant to be burned as the sacrifice, would you have a safe place to do that (a fireplace, a backyard, a bbq grill lol)? Nothing big, maybe 6 inches tall. Yes, I have places to burn ALL THE THINGS. Or just something small. We actually have a large bonfire area and a grill. No fireplace. Would you want something from this website for your "light"? Sorry, they are not really my style. Would people want a relaxing CD or a recording of the rainforest, or are people looking for things like mix CDs or something from a favorite artist? I kind of liked the idea someone had of wind chimes or bells. I'm really picky about my music unless it's on my wishlist. I do have music on my wishlist though! I don't mind getting thumbdrives or cds with mp3s. Would you, Snowflake, be interested in getting a bracelet or pendant necklace as a "charm" for banishment or protection or shifting energy or bringing in luck? If so, what's your preference (bracelet, necklace pendant), size (wrist size, chain length), what metals to you prefer (copper, sterling silver?), and what colors /stones do you have an affinity for? I like about 19" length in necklaces and would need about 8" for a bracelet. I am allergic to everything metal except (for sure) sterling silver and surgical steel. I would love charms for protection, luck, job finding, school decision making, monies, romance/life partner finding, friend finding, what-to-do-with-my-life knowing, etc. (I know! I want so much! How about lottery winning? That goes under luck and monies, right??) I might use a charm more if I could anoint it with skin safe oils and if it had a long enough cord (rat tail cord or soft leather?) to just put off and on over my head. I don't mind bracelets but I VERY RARELY wear any jewelry at all except my BPTP scent locket. I do have a protective charm in my car hanging from my rearview mirror (that I acquired in a Switch Witch swap!) I'm planning on making mojo bags for monies, protection, beauty, romance, etc. so charms to go in or on the outside of those would be fun. I have an affinity for blues, purples, greys, blacks. Tanzanite, alexandrite (prefer blue/purple - not pink/green), amethyst, hematite, moonstone, opal/black opal, sapphire, aqua aura, azurite, iolite, kyanite, sodalite, fluorite, obsidian, onyx, black spinel, black tourmaline, snowflake obsidian, tourmalinated quartz, black star sapphire, etc. So, are you the type that likes no color added at all, natural colorants and herbs, or rainbow glitter bombs ? I don't mind color added as long as it on the natural side. No phthalates, SLS, parabens, pro. glycol, -cones, etc. Prefer no glitter. Glitter is the herpes of the craft world. Mica is ok. Herbs are ok if they're almost totally pulverized so they don't clog our septic system or drains. I'm ok with coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, etc. I don't have any allergies that I'm aware of to essential or fragrance oils other than sometimes I get contact dermatitis if I apply oils in the same exact area too many times in a row. I have to switch it up. What's the best format to send you a whole music playlist (instead of an album)? Do you have a service you already use? Would you like it on a USB, iTunes, Spotify, etc? I'm kind of picky about my music as I think I said before... I wouldn't mind getting music on my wish list. either on mp3 or on cd. Since one of the options for the sacrifice is an item to give away, I'm curious if there are any people, organizations, or causes that you like to give something away to? It could be anything - a charity you wish you could donate to, a stranger you see at the coffee shop who you've always wanted to do something nice for, an obnoxious coworker you'd like to receive one of those glitter-by-mail packages, whatever. I support some pibble rescue groups but I'm no where near them to give them anything and I rarely leave the house. I know some people who are deserving of some poop by mail anonymous packages... but those aren't really a sacrifice. 12 Days of Christmas Swap I love crocheting, it's my favorite hobby. Can I make you a scarf/cowl/sweater/lap blanket to keep you wintery-warm!? Please, no crochet wearables. Amigurumi and stuffies are cute in crochet and I have quite a few in my favorites lists on ravelry. Blanket would be cost prohibitive with my yarn tastes. I actually have quite a few crocheted afghans from my grandma that I don't have room for, so I would say no on the blanket. How do you feel about amigurumi (i.e. little crochet toys), either characters from a fandom, wee animals, or as decorations? If you take a look at my ravelry favorites ("halloween or vamp swap" and "make for me" bundles) you'll see that I feel like you should make amigurumi for me, yes indeed. *nods sagely* How do you feel about knit socks? (Plain stockinette, lacework, cables, etc). Are there any other hand knit items you'd especially like? (Mittens, fingerless gloves, hats, etc). Sadly I do not really like knit socks that much and I received a pair in one of my last ravelry swaps. I don't wear socks at all for more than half of the year and when I do wear socks, they are black. And I have huge feet so you really don't want to knit socks for me anyway. But again, if you look at my ravelry favorites, I have two bundles with I would LOVE to get (halloween or vamp swap bundle and "make for me" bundle.) there are many options there! I am a picky bitchcake and I'm not afraid to say it. I mostly prefer shawls (really long and skinny-ish but not scarves. But not those triangle shaped things either.) and fingerless mitts. But on mitts I really need you to use very stretchy cast ons and bind offs as I have huge hands too. (I blame the nordic ancestors.) My preferred cast on is Jeny's Stretchy Slipknot Cast On and my preferred bind off is Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off, But as long as it's stretchy, we're good! I have measurements on ravelry linked to my profile. What kind of snacks do you like? Does dried fruit or crunchy dried vegetables sound appealing? Do you like (raw) honey? Jerky? Jam? What sort of local products do you like to receive as gifts? If you're familiar with products in the Pacific Northwest, is there anything specific you'd like to try? - I love and adore honey! We usually have bees here at parents all summer from local beekeeper, and I tried beekeeping briefly in Seattle but my (wild) hive moved out and I never ordered any of my own bees. The beekeeper stiffed us this year and didn't give us the promised honey and honeycomb in exchange for keeping his bees here. I adore jerky but try to avoid corn syrup so I end up doing things like krave or my (previously local) butchers "made in house" jerky. I miss Bavarian Meats in pike place market - love their landjaeger. I have lived in Seattle the majority of my life but I am in Eastern Washington with parents right now until life is back on track. This is the home of the huckleberry things. I've lived in Denver, Dallas, and Toronto briefly as well. Would kill to have a place close to me that sells canons sweet hots (mild.) sadly mostly in New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, etc. I make my own dried fruit and veggies, so I'm good there. If there's one place you could go in the world, where and why? The U.K. Because. (I have always just felt an affinity with Wales, Scotland, Ireland, England, etc. I'd love to visit Glastonbury Tor, Stonehenge, Hadrian's Wall, Bath, Loch Ness, etc. Now if I could just meet a nice non-alcoholic Scottish boy and move there, I'd be super happy.) What sort of dollar store items do you always get a kick out of? Canadian dollar stores have the best dog squeaky toys, so we go there when we're in Canada, eh. Otherwise I usually go to the dollar store for stuff like the little sieves/screens that fit into the sink drain. They're the best for dumping out tea leaves and coffee grounds into so the water runs out and you can then pop the grounds/leaves into the garbage. My parents don't have any of these and I didn't bring mine with me from my ex house. Do you like to receive plants or gardening stuff? Do you grow plants? What's your favourite flower, if you have one? My mom especially likes wave petunias. I love scented geraniums (not zonal), lavender, and fragrant purple roses. Although I'm partial to grandifloras, we have some lovely rugosas that we harvest the petals from and make rose petal liquor, jelly, syrup, etc. I make lavender wands/bottles and harvest the lavender for cooking too. (at one point I had over 50 rose bushes and 11 varieties of lavender but then we had to move.) Really I like any herb that is useful for rituals, edible, medicinal, or fragrant. I don't usually purchase flowers that are JUST pretty. Pretty and fragrant? Sold. I could use mugwort, hyssop, and rue especially - we have none of those. I'm sure we could germinate seeds. I forgot to get cuttings of my geranium before it froze. *sigh* Could use some more sage and beebalm too. Oooh -- I especially love purple and black bearded irises (they have a fragrance usually!) We only have yellow (ick!) and one purpley pink color. We're in Zone 5b: -15F to -10F. I don't think we need any gardening stuff per se though. I do love seed bombs with wildflowers and things as well, I could throw some in the pasture by the road... But they would need to be very drought resistant since we don't have water out by the road. I'd love sweet peas, carnation, chocolate cosmos, phlox, .... oh! I'd love to have some carnivorous plants. We bought a venus fly trap this summer but it perished. Maybe a pitcher plant or a sundew? I *HAVE* catnip, catmint, two varieties of mint at least (peppermint and spearmint I think), maybe one variety of lavender, wooly thyme, normal looking thyme, russian sage, asiatic lilies, california poppies, peonies, yellow and pink rugosas, yellow and light purple bearded iris, petunias, feverfew, parsley, rosemary, dahlias, zinnias, honeysuckle (two kinds), rhubarb, chives, raspberries, blueberries, pansies (black!), orchids, christmas cactus, mini rose bush, lilacs (two kinds.) Um, I'm not sure what else since I just moved here this month. It's my parents place so really things are not "mine". But I could plant things and take cuttings or divide later. If you had a custom perfume/beauty/bath product made for you, what would it be and what would the scent description look like? (everything from prose to the specific selection of notes) It would need vanilla, patchouli and lavender at the least. Maybe some black and/or red musk and/or siberian musk. Leather and/or Tobacco? Label art with my pit babies or a friesian? I'm not a word smith, so the prose would have to be a quote or a passage from something. But I also have major brain fog, so I can't think of anything off the top of my head. I love drawing! Either fanart chibis on my tablet (ok it's my daughter's but still) or portrait work in graphite pencil... but it's been a while..so I'd love to use this as an excuse to draw something for you! If you could commission an art piece, would you choose traditional or digital artwork- and what would it be of? Well, you can see what kind of artwork I like from my Pinterest art page. All of my art is in storage and I don't really have room for a lot more. But I do have a ton of IKEA fira 9 drawer chests that need to be painted and decorated. Wish I could have you come paint those for me! When it comes to makeup, what is your coloring? Fair, dark? Sensitive skin? Eye color? Hair color? Style....funky, natural? Any additional makeup info? I don't wear very much makeup. My skin breaks out very easily so I only wear prescriptives full coverage liquid makeup in the lightest yellow/orange ecru shade. (not very often. On a daily basis I only use eyebrow powder and eyeliner (stila smudgestick or kat von d liquid eyeliner, black.) I don't have any actual eyebrow hair, just tattoos but they are pretty faded so I draw on eyebrows over them. hypothyroid = no eyebrows. I have t-zone skin, yay. Yes, my skin is extremely sensitive. I need to remember to moisturize 4-5 times a day so I can get control over the oily... I had it all normalized and then my life was disrupted and I stopped moisturizing. (And I could use more good moisturizer but its so expensive! I got a bunch of bobby brown when I had a friend who worked at nordstrom and I've used LUSH too but I'm out of both of those. Right now I'm using Kiss My Face but I think it is clogging my pores.) Eyes are hazel. Hair color is mousy brown/grey naturally but it is usually colored violet-black, dark burgundy/red, or some other color. It's usually shaved on the sides/back and long spiky/teased on the top (ala Robert Smith.) I really super need a hair cut right now because it's actually about 2-3" of grow out everywhere. I could use mascara. Style = lazy goth. Is there any craft or hobby that you are interested in trying? I think I am covered right now. I have a lot of new supplies for new crafts that I need to accomplish now! Maybe different colors of embroidery floss for doing cross stitch? Christmas decor? (not exactly sure what this question is looking for exactly? Do we decorate? What is our theme and colors? That kind of thing?) I just moved in with family and we did not decorate for Halloween (weep) and I'm not sure how much we are going to decorate for Christmas. Hopefully at least a tree! My tree ornaments are all over the place. I bought some last year at World Market -- a purple dragon, some horses, but I can't remember if I got a sparkly unicorn. I love iridescent, glitter, shimmery things. Purple, blue, and silver. My mom gives me Hallmark ornaments every year in whatever collection, so I have all of the rocking horses (mini and regular) and I think all of the Pony for Christmas. Last year I think I snagged some Hallmark NMBC ornaments too. It would be cool to have a whole NMBC tree that I could put up at Halloween and leave up until Christmas but it might have to wait until I have my own place again. I'm always eyeing the black bare branch trees at craft stores... I know I have one of those vintage aluminum Christmas trees with a color wheel that goes under it. In storage of course. what kind of collector are you? And do you have a log or a list somewhere away from the forum of the things you love, hate or already own? I'm a hoarder type of collector. I have a huge list on scentbase but it isn't complete because I hurt my tailbone and back and wasn't able to sit at computer for very long for a few years, so didn't keep on top of updating scentbase. I do have a spreadsheet that is current but it isn't public. I could attempt to put it on google drive, but I've broken their spreadsheets before with the amount of data contained... Would anyone mind bath and body works items? Such as hand sanitizer, lotion, candles, car scents or soap? I DO NOT use B&BW lotion, gel, perfume, anti-bac, etc. I DO use their hand soap but I'm trying to stay away from microbeads (deep cleansing) and I don't like the foaming soap that much - however, they do have a small amount of "creamy luxe" soap that I'd love in Vanilla Snowflake and I would also love to try the Energy and Stress Relief soaps.. I would love some pillow spray in lavender/vanilla (no chamomile.) I also use the wall flowers, three wick candles, and room sprays. I could use a new wall flower - I really want the bats night light/wall flower but they might be sold out by now. A snowflake would be cool though. Or the black embossed scroll. Scents that interest me for room spray/3 wick candles/wall flowers: Twisted Peppermint Vanilla Snowflake Iced Vanilla Woods Vanilla Balsam Holiday (maybe? As long as it's apple wood, not apple. I don't want fruit smelling things.) Black Tie Cinnamon & Clove Buds (maybe? Winter is a little over powering. So not if it's close to Winter.) Oops, my mom already has this. Fresh Balsam Smoked Vanilla Evergreen Marshmallow Fireside Winter Rose Peppermint Marshmallow Mahogany Teakwood (high intensity) Cinnamon Pinecone (again, not if it's too overpowering.) Vanilla Coconut Vanilla/Lavender sleep Any Lush showergel (or other product) you'd like to try? I do love me some Lush. I'd love Twilight, Silky Underwear, Snow Fairy/Candy Fluff, Snowcake, etc. shower gels (I also love the Lord of Misrule and Rose Jam but I stocked up last year and still have some. And I have enough Fairy Dust powder too.) Could use some Greased Lightning. Maybe the Mr. Sandman dusting powder if it is mostly lavender and not heavy on the chamomile. The snowfairy "fun" looks interesting - it's like a pliable bubble bar? Maybe a small bit of snowcastle soap. Bubbly shower gel looks interesting. I love their solid green sugar scrub. Mmmelting marshmallow moment, ceridwens cauldron, snow angel, and floating island all look lovely. If snow angel is the same scent as the cocoa butter bath bomb, then I LOVE that scent. (I could use some more facial moisturizer but it looks like it's pretty expensive!) Do you like licorice or would you like to try it? Would you prefer salt or sweet? I've had salty licorice and it's good in small doses but not my favorite. Licorice in general is not my favorite. My mom on the other hand loves sweet black licorice. I live in The Netherlands but I will visit England soon and might pay a visit to Germany. Anything special from here that you'd like to try? I have a ton of tea and chocolate on my amazon "edibles" wishlist (from England and France!) I'd love chocolates, tea, whatever else you think I might like! Germany has Wollmeise yarn... is you BPAL wishlist updated? Indeed. I have not gotten any Liliths, Unicorns, or Weenies yet. Sniff. Do you like office supplies like pens, pencils, highlighters, sticky notes, etc? No, I am boring. Sticky notes maybe if they are SO COOL that I MUST have them (like the coffin shaped ones I have - but unfortunately their "sticky" part is AWFUL and I have to tape them on things!) I use my BPAL pens a lot, they're my favorite. Do not use pencils, stationery, highlighters, etc. Maybe if I went back to school I would feel differently. I do like washi tape, I use it to wrap bubblewrap around bpal bottles & imps. I'm always looking for washi tape with bats, gargoyles, crows, skulls, etc. (I have lots of skulls right now.) How do you feel about spicy, cheesy, or sour snacks? cheese!! ALL THE CHEESE! I love garlic/dill curds, cheddars, fresh cheese with jalapenos in it (used to get some every week at the farmers market in seattle), gouda (both hard and creamy), parana, cotswald, sage darby, parmesan, mizithra, romano, havarti, mozza, etc. I like mildly spicy things, like candied jalapenos or mild canon sweet hots. Not so much on the sour, more about the savory. Would you like any cook-able mixes like for soup or baked goods, cooking ingredients like spices, sugars, salts, oils, or cooking gadgets? I wouldn't mind mixes but most of the ones I've gotten from places like World Market haven't been very good. I love spices, sugars, salts, vinegars, etc. but we have a TON of things and I don't know that I need anything. All of my spices are out in the garage because there wasn't room in the house with my parents spices... Don't really need any cooking gadgets right now. I can always use green tobasco sauce. I do, when I have my own place, have a skeleton themed kitchen and a NMBC cookie jar/container collection. I have a skeleton hand oven mitt, skeleton apron, bone shaped silverware, serving set, and salad tongs, skull cookie jars/salt & pepper shakers, skull measuring cups, skull measuring spoons, spatulas with skulls on them, skull wine stopper, skull bottle opener, etc. I would welcome more skeleton/skull kitchen things for when I actually get my own place again. I love sugar skulls and have some sugar skull kitchen stuff on my amazon wishlist (either in cooking/kitchen or housewares area.) Would you prefer bar soaps or bath gel? I would rather not receive any bar soap unless I specifically request it because I have boxes and boxes of it. (I'm a soaper.) And really, I have a ton of bath gel and sugar scrubs too. But that doesn't mean I'd hate to get more because hoarder... especially Lush. Candles, wax melts, or incense - yea or nay? I'd love more ritual candles and beeswax candles (pillars or votives.) And some really good japanese stick incense. I always love loose incense/resins for charcoal burners. I don't need any wax melts but I keep eyeing the ones at Paintbox Soapworks and Two Timing Tart. Jewelry - any preference about length of necklaces, earrings, etc? I don't really wear any necklaces or jewelry - although I would like to get my ears gauged a little since they need to be repierced. I have some ideas on my amazon wearables wish list. If I wear necklaces, I like around 18-19". I mostly wear stud earrings but my lobes are SO THICK that most studs are too short and the earring ends up being too tight on my ear and getting infected. Right now I haven't worn earrings for ... six months? a year? So once I save up some monies, I'll see about getting them pierced with an actual hollow needle since my original piercing was done in the early 80's with a gun. How do you feel about sweeteners? Do you prefer sugar, stevia, sucralose, etc.? Anything in particular to avoid? I avoid sweeteners like the plague. I prefer raw sugar if possible. Definitely avoiding corn / corn syrup. Stevia is ok. Do you have any interest in Shakespearean swag (insult mugs, play themed lip balms, oodles of other possibilities) or general performing arts related goodies? No mugs of any kind please. I just moved in with family and all of my kitchen stuff, which includes about five or six HUGE BOXES OF MUGS, is all packed up and out in a shed. I do love lip balm but I am a little picky on ingredients. I'm not really into performing arts swag. I'm such a curmudgeon! What is your favorite Christmas story - be it book, movie, cartoon - and if there are various versions, which is your favorite? Hm. Nightmare Before Christmas? I usually watch Elf every year. I like the old Rudolph animated with Bumble. Bumble is awesome. I haven't watched that for years and years though. I'll watch silly movies like The Holiday or Love, Actually if they're on. Christmas with the Kranks is ok, mostly watched that for Jamie Lee Curtis. Christmas Story is kind of silly, I finally watched that a couple of years ago to much protest by my then DH. Do you have a preference for numbered packages or random selection? Whichever is best for you! Do you have any external wishlists, Goodreads, or anything else that you might not have listed in your survey? Yes, they are all in the SW Help link in my signature and/or in the link that says Switch Witch Stalking & Services spreadsheet. Believe me, there is probably way more there than you need. For books that are part of a series, do you have a strong preference for whether you receive them in order, assuming that any overarching plot is reasonably easy to pick up on and the main story is self contained? I absolutely start at the beginning of a series. Do you have a Trader Joe's near you? If not, would you want some of their famous delicious treats? (Cookie butter - original or pumpkin spice!, sweet plantain chips, chocolate covered potato chips, etc) I have a Trader Joes. I do not like cookie butter, I do not like pumpkin spice ANYTHING (ick, ptooie), no plantains, no potato chips... Give me ALL OF THE CHOCOLATE COVERED PEPPERMINT JO JOS, those babies are like crack. I like their PB&J chocolate bars too. I really do like way too many things from Trader Joes... so dangerous to go in. Their pub cheese with jalapenos? I could eat the whole thing (heated up) in one sitting. What's your shoe size? Would you like to receive socks? Man, I am just no fun. No socks please. I have super huge feet and I tend to just purchase black mens socks. All of my sizing info is in my ravelry swaps area (link to which is in switch witch stalking spreadsheet in my signature.) Do you like Steampunk? Would you be interested in any jewelry inspired by steampunk? I am fine with steampeak as long as we stick to silver/black and no brown/copper. However, again, I am not a big jewelry wearer. *sad face* I make paper albums and journals. Would you be interested in receiving something like that? Would you like some other type of handmade paper craft? No journals, albums, stationary, or anything that would require me to write on it. I have a really hard time writing; my hand motor skills/flexibility when it comes to gripping things is very poor. I wouldn't mind cute note cards or "thanks for the swap / thanks for the purchase!" cards (with either my forum names (TwilightEyes/MissTwilight) or forthcoming etsy shop name. (which I still haven't come up with.) Are you currently ISO any BPAL new or otherwise? What are your top 10 scents? Yes, those would be in my ISO post which is linked from my wishlist. *grin* I think I have my top scents already listed in my profile. Black Friday will be a thing during this swap, anything you might want that will be on awesome sale? ... no idea. I usually avoid Black Friday and do Cyber Monday. I know that the Lab/Post usually has a treat if you order something and I'd love to have the treat, but it wouldn't come in time. I'm really more in the swap for friendship and happy then for "getting stuff" and I would be happy with homemade or handmade things. Do you like to cook and would you be interested in cookbooks? If so, what kind? I like to cook when I have my own place... It is kind of crowded here and someone is ALWAYS in the kitchen so it kind of drives me nuts. I might have some cookbooks on my amazon wish list though. Do you like games (board/card), and if so what kind and for how many players? I like games. I'd love cards against humanity or exploding kittens. I think they are both on my amazon wishlist. If you have a Goodreads "to read" list, are those mostly books that you do not have and would like copies of, or are those mostly books that you already have piled on your shelves/lurking in your e-reader? I think on my "to read" list on goodreads, it is mostly things that I own but haven't read yet. My amazon list is a much better indicator of what I want, especially if you list it by priority. And I actually read everything on my ipad, so I would have no problems looking .mobi or .epub files that came in email or on a thumb drive.... Do you have a wood-burning fireplace or fire pit, and if so would you like handmade firestarters or scenting bundles to throw on it? (think bundles of apple wood chips and cinnamon bark, or little wax/herb/paper bundles with a wick) I do not have either a fireplace or a fire pit, we just have an area where we burn dead fall and things. Sadly I do not need any firestarters or scenting bundles right now, they would just sit and gather dust until it was nice enough outside to sit by a fire again. It's the rainy season and snow will be here soon. You mentioned scarves in your questionnaire. Are you referring to a chunky thick keep-me-warm-in-a-snowstorm scarf, or a light and lacy could-be-warm-if-I-wound-it-a-hundred-times scarf? If I mentioned a scarf it was that I'm a knitter and I have relatives who are knitters and everyone always buys or makes me scarves and I do not need one at all, thank you. I have all of the scarves. Light, lacy, thick fabric, thin fabric, wide, thin, long, short, knitted, striped, solid, designs, silk, wool, etc. Really, stop with the scarves. Would you like to receive a photography print? My pictures are mainly of animals or landscapes. What would you prefer? Any favourite animals you'd like to receive a picture of? Would you also like to receive postcards? You can view some of my pictures on http://www.by-ellen.com The web page didn't work for me, I got a grey screen with some different options at the top, but no photos. It's ok, I don't have room for any more artwork right now since I have downsized from a 4500 square foot home to a small basement to one room. All of my artwork is packed up right now. If I were go get my shit together to actually bake before December 7, would you have any interest in fruitcake? I am not really a fruitcake fan, but one of my friends sent me a recipe for pear/cherry/almond/marzipan fruitcake that uses amaretto. And it was really good. (it was really hard finding dried pears though.) But the traditional kind of fruitcake? Um... probably not. If I were still feeling the alcoholic spirit and decided to make boozy chocolate balls of some sort, do you have a preference for bourbon, rum or Irish whiskey? Mmmmmmm boozy chocolate! We usually do rum balls but I'd be up for whatever! I might have to try using some Sinfire or something this year ... cinnamon chocolate boozy balls. We're going to make some bailey's fudge in the next couple of days. (we = my mom. I will probably just watch since I am still sick.)
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