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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, YvaineHair 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, TKOBath Oils: Honey of Love (TAL), Shining Dimple of Love, Eldritch Dark, Virgin's Blood, Winter Holiday Stress Relief Elixir, Snow White, Peacock QueenOther 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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  1. 5/30/22 Does anything, scent and / or product-wise, catch your eye from the Haus of Gloi summer drop? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/summer) [you're free to pick stuff NOT from Summer as well, of course! ] Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#) 5/31/22 I recently discovered Khamila Luna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them? is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests? do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest? If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most? Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic? What's your favorite creature? Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences? I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there? Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)? Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences? 6/1/22 If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate? Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period? Anything you want from the UK? Seeds, y/n? Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner? Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size? Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have? What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/ Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged? I make arm warmers. I make them from sweaters I thrifted. They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors. They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter. If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors. Solids are more generally elegant, Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish. Long? Short? Cashmere? Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams. 6/2/22 PBSW Summer collection is live!!! Anything catch your eye? 6/4/22 It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following? The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen) Working Class Coffee Philly Nuts 222 Creations  Carol's Epiphany 6/5/22 I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece?  If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee?  What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I like both styles for different reasons 6/6/22 Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?) I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you? - If so, colors? I have various weights of wool, sport and dk cotton, cotton thread in 3/2 and 5/2, and light fingering weight bamboo rayon that dyes like a dream My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin??? My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like? https://www.garbageforgood.com/ 6/8/22 Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it? 6/12/22 what do you think of plushies? Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving? Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin?  How many books is too many books? 6/13/22 I’m knitting up washcloths right now. Would you like some? any spices you need/want? I’m fleshing out a Penzey's order!!  your feelings on chocolate? Milk chocolate, Dark chocolate, White chocolate? with or without nuts? How about truffly goodness? 6/17/22 Do you want anything for your vehicle? Like bumper stickers or magnets? any interest in Japanese fashion-ish items? (kanzashi hair pins, and other things made form old kimono fabric, fans, tenugui, etc?) 6/21/22 Would you use cbd infused bath products? What colors are your kitchen stuffs? If I knitted up a scarf/shawl/something in the wearable area what colors would you like and please be pretty specific so I can see if my yarn stash makes this feasible (or if @twilighteyes or @winterblizzard has stash that does and I can barter) k please thanks —->. One big box or a couple starting now?? How close to the final deadline would you prefer to receive your package? Should we try to squeak as close to August 31st as humanly possible, or would it be okay to send the package earlier? 6/22/22 I am afraid to send chocolate in this heat. What other things might you enjoy? Gourmet lollipops? Handmade Marshmallows (not by me LOL)? Flavored cotton candy? other ideas? do you have any reservations about wearing leather, like in an accessory?? So I took a "viking knitting" class (which is really wire weaving) and can now make necklaces and bracelets. Would you be interested in either one? IF SO What color wire would you like? (silver, gold, copper, blue, purple, yellow, green orange, black, turquoise, pink, so many colors.) I have THIS PACK among others. What length would you want (on either or both?) What kind of fasteners do you like best (lobster claw, toggle clasp, magnetic?) and color of fasteners? (silver, gunmetal, copper, gold?) - some of the toggle clasps come in cool shapes. Do you think a larger chunky one like a torc or a slimmer one? I can draw the wire down to different sizes with my draw plate. 6/30/22 Does any August Uncommon black tea or their other tea sound good to you? (or any of their other tea as I now have 20% off coupons forever and will share!) 7/5/22 So apparently there's this cute little outdoor market here that sells locally made dishcloths and similar- would you be interested in having some tea towels or similar from Portugal, dear Spritz? How much do you guys like hats?
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    2022 Summer Swap Sprite Answers

    5/30/22 Does anything, scent and / or product-wise, catch your eye from the Haus of Gloi summer drop? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/summer) [you're free to pick stuff NOT from Summer as well, of course! ] Marshmallow Rose summer refresher spray, summer whipped soap, summer sugar exfoliant, or bubbling scrub. Chillaz or Buzz Off original summer refresher spray, Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#) I have no idea what is available in Paris besides perfume and tea and I'm down for both! (especially vanilla perfume!) Oh! La bien Aimee is in Paris (yarn!!! Purple speckles!!!) For tea, Vanille, Rose, anything with Clove, anything with Anise, Smokey Lapsang or other Smokey tea. Pretty much all of their black tea, kthx. Violet could be fun too. I like teas that will pair well with cream and honey. (I do have Damman and Mariage Freres on my Amazon beverages list too!). Jasmine is always welcome. I love most flavored black teas. Maison Souquet candles (Tobacco!!!) are probably too expensive. hot chocolate from Angelina? Chocolate in general. Local candy or snacks? a bar of soap? Or something from Buly 1803 or just made in France, indie small batch is always great. authentic macarons? Cheese? Yeah, they probably wouldn't travel well. something from an artist in montmarte? anything gothy and local. Buttons (wood, metal, carved, w/e), lace, ribbon? any kind of cool French beauty products you think I'd like. 5/31/22 I recently discovered Khamila Luna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them? Maybe the creamy vanilla sugar scrub? Some of the "men's" soap sounds nice but it would literally just go in my sock and underwear drawer. (black musk / amber / tobacco / teakwood.) is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests? Anything!! I love any gifts that mother nature offers up to you. I love rocks, skulls, interesting wood lumps, leaves, tinctures or salves made from wildcrafting, everything. do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest? I do wear rings in between top and mid knuckle, about a size 6. I lost my favorite ring last time I was in Seattle, it was a little dragon that I'd had for over twenty years. doh. Otherwise I wear an 11 but I'm also doing a ton of weight loss so hopefully ring size will go back down. If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most? Yes! Ummm I'm going to be having surgery in a couple months, so health is good. Determination/motivation, healing, cutting ties with my past, self love, blockbuster/road opener, money, job hunting after surgery. Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic? I do actually have some on amazon wish list under either geek or games. I loathe gold/yellow/beige colors in any format so any numbers on the dies would need to be black, silver, or white. I love opalescent, blues/purples (blurple), etc. Glow in the dark is fun. What's your favorite creature? My pigs and my dogs? I can't just choose one creature. I love corvids, bats, equines (especially friesians and warlanders and lusitanos), dolphins, pit bulls, and lots of fantasy creatures. Leafy sea dragons! I would love to have a hedgehog and a chinchilla someday, also a sugar glider. I love ratties and ferrets too. I would totally have a French Bull dog if I could afford one but more pitbulls need homes than frenchies, so pibbles it is. I have a blue tick coonhound as well, pretty much same reason. Problem dog who needed a home that wouldn't give up on her. She is such a butt!! I love snakes and lizards too. Probably all creatures except spiders and wasps and non kindly creepy crawlies. (I'm ok looking at spiders but I don't want one for a pet and they get relocated out of the house. I have found many black widows here. urg.) Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences? Meh, I'm not super into comics anymore. Graphic novels are a little better but my eyes are so bad that I really have to do ebooks where I can enlarge the font. Sad face. I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there? oooh! Fun!!! I have no idea what is available there but yes, definitely interested! (Did some googling) Casa BACARDÍ Special Reserve or other rum? Some local speciality spices (recao), jam, sauce, or hot sauce? One of their cool wooden mortar and pestles (Pilon?) A Guiro? Mundillo lace? Just a handkerchief or something small. Butterfly art would be pretty cool too, I have some from Panama. Food or snacks. Local candy. Anything really!! Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)? yes yes yes. orange chai sounds lovely, or cinnamon chocolate. Not a huge fan of "hot" peppers or pepper flavored drinks. Honey, lavender, rose (not sure how flower ones would go with whisky ?) I won't be able to drink for a year starting in like August or something so just a small tiny nip bottle is good. Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences? oooh yes. I love chocolate shortbread but wouldn't say no to lavender or rose or whatever other kind. 6/1/22 If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate? It is not. My son's and dad's are though, usually cake/candles (for son even though he's over 30) and probably dinner out for both. Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period? Lately I haven't been celebrating much since I'm so isolated out here in the middle of nowhere and all of my friends are on the West coast. Sometimes a bonfire, or candles, or quiet contemplation, it just depends on what is appropriate for said event. Anything you want from the UK? Like, everything. I love Bird & Blend tea! I love cool things from UK Lush that we can't get in the US. Other indie things are always good too. As far as B&B products, I like things that are super highly scented. Also I am hopefully trading for some Ginger Nuts, Jaffa Cakes, digestive biscuits, and some other UK goodies. Seeds, y/n? Right now I think I'd prefer actual plants as we have a really short growing season here and seeds should have been started in March for summer things. But I do have grow lights if it's seeds that I absolutely need and it will be house plants or something that is not an annual. Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner? I use The Ordinary (like a set of things) so technically I'm probably good on skincare even though I bet my questionnaire still said I needed a good moisturizer. I can always use good shampoo/conditioner and my dogs especially can use a good shampoo and conditioner! I just got a new shower head yesterday so I can give them baths again without using cups of water to get them wet and rinse them. (The handheld wand was clogged up. FIXED! BRING ON THE DOG SHAMPOO!) I have dog shampoo in my Amazon wishlist "for the pups" -- really gearing towards a professional or highly rated one so I have a bunch of ideas in there. For ME, I prefer non-SLS/parabens/phlatamumbles as stated in my questionnaire. Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size? yeah, no. I'm doing weight loss right now and don't know what size I'll end up plus I just don't love tights. PJ's forever! Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have? I have a bunch of decks but I would love the Abigail Larson one on my Amazon wishlist. I have .... Nightmare Before Christmas (Abigail Larson, lol!), Wise Dog (my dogs Jake & Lela - rip - are the Two of Cups), Game of Thrones, Last Unicorn, a Vampire one that was second hand, and a couple others that I'm blanking on the names. What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/ I love the Bat & Peonies! I like a lot of their skull items as long as they're not sepia / beige / yellow. Raven and Full Moon, Lunar Cycle/Full Moon, Celestial Fox, Aurora Fox, uncolored Cat Skul, Bleeding Roses with white background, Skeleton Hand & Hellebores, Raven and Roses, floral pentacle (uncolored), Fox Skull (black/white either one - leaning towards one with black background), Purple Orchids (white background)... I didn't go through them all, but yes. Although some just have too much color (totally ok on the mostly blue/purple ones.) Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged? I way prefer loose leaf but I'll do bagged if the blend I want isn't available loose. I make arm warmers. I make them from sweaters I thrifted. They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors. They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter. If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors. Solids are more generally elegant, Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish. Long? Short? Cashmere? Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams. I love gradient and stripey armwarmers in black + color (usually blurple) and like mid arm. Cashmere, merino, silk. All good. 6/2/22 PBSW Summer collection is live!!! Anything catch your eye? Ummmm Bath Streusel or Sorbetto in: * Journey in Satchidananda * Red Cow * Moonshadow (and wax melts in this scent!) * The Queen is Dead Tiny samples of Crystalcore and/or Longest Day? Oh! I would love some Clean Slate scrub. 6/4/22 It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following? The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen) - dill mustard! Honey anything. Working Class Coffee - looks like they only have one type of coffee in a k cup, so that would work, sounds good. Philly Nuts Yum! Mango, peach, or pineapple cashews, butter toffee or smoked almonds, and zomg honey roasted mixed nuts!! 222 Creations not really my style  Carol's Epiphany No thanks 6/5/22 I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece? sure?  If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee? a rose or lavender is great! (Purple rose of course.)  What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I like both styles for different reasons i like to be surprised at the end! 6/6/22 Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?) I'm fine with it on bottles? I wouldn't necessarily want it framed on my wall or anything. I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you?. Sure! - If so, colors? I have various weights of wool, sport and dk cotton, cotton thread in 3/2 and 5/2, and light fingering weight bamboo rayon that dyes like a dream so I don't really love variegated yarn. I'm firmly in gradients, self striping, speckles, and semi solids. Look at my ravelry stash and you'll see the colors I like. Cool leaning Black, all the cool leaning shades of grey, blurples, blackened reds, etc. preferably blackened colors or jewel tones, no navy, no pastels, no fluorescent. fingering through bulky is great for merino. Light fingering bamboo rayon is fine. Otherwise no alpaca, llama, bfl, cotton (except for worsted for wash clothes), etc. My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin??? oh, matchbooks from everywhere!! If they let you fly with those. I'll have to google when I get home to answer this more thoroughly. My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like? https://www.garbageforgood.com/ mostly not my style but thank you. 6/8/22 Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it? Meh. I'm a Virgo. There is some Abigail Larson artwork for the zodiac signs that I like - I think I have her Virgo rendition on my society6 wishlist for one of the travel mugs but of course no one can see it because I can't figure out how to share it! 6/12/22 what do you think of plushies? i love super cute amigurumi (like gothic and nerdy ones, I have a great vampire bat and a cthulhu as well as a black unicorn) but I have to be super careful because my dogs also love them. To death. By evisceration. Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving? i love Japanese incense but I don't burn a lot because respiratory issues. Low smoke is good! I could really use a good soy sauce dish for sushi but I can't seem to find any super gothy or cute ones and I forgot to look while I was in Seattle. One with a lucky cat would be fun (blue? No brown please.) Japanese Kit Kats!!!! Whatever else you think I might like. Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin? I know this is not about plants themselves, but if did want to get me some plants, I love scented geraniums, the more unusual the better. (Like no citrus or citonrella.) Attar of roses, oak, musk, coconut, lavender, cinnamon, apricot, pineapple, cedar, strawberry, almond, apple, peach, ginger, nutmeg, etc. https://www.colonialcreekfarm.com/Scented-Geraniums_c_29-3.html for example. Other than plants themselves and maybe potting soil, I don't think I need anything, we have tons of plant tools and pots.  How many books is too many books? so I read almost constantly but I get a lot of ebooks from the library and also my friend in France sends me tons and tons of ebooks. So books really aren't a priority for me, I have sooooo many to read and the round will be over before Nona the Ninth comes out (almost on my birthday, I think a day off, lol) and that is the book I'm most excited about and would like my own copy of. (My son ordered me the artwork from the covers of Gideon, harrow, and Nona... still waiting for it to arrive.). I love Gideon. I .WOULD TAKE MOST things Gideon! Also excuse caps, I'm typing in iPad and Zuul is getting in my way, because there is no iPad, only Zuul!!!! https://www.tommyarnoldart.com/nona-the-ninth-torcom-publishing 6/13/22 I’m knitting up washcloths right now. Would you like some? I'm good, still living with others so don't need things like that. any spices you need/want? I’m fleshing out a Penzey's order!!  i have spices on one my Amazon lists! I do love me some penzeys and would totally take some of their smoked salt and maybe some chili seasoning (900?) since we make a ton of "bad to the bone" vegan chili. your feelings on chocolate? Milk chocolate, Dark chocolate, White chocolate? with or without nuts? How about truffly goodness? you're obviously not my sprite because I have so much chocolate on my Amazon snack list. I really try to do fair trade / slave free chocolate and a lot of those brands on my Amazon list meet that criteria. I loooooove truffles. White is not chocolate, chocolate must contain cocoa butter. Nuts are good, especially almonds or pecans. Milk is better in bar form, dark chocolate is good on caramels or truffles or in baked goods. 6/17/22 Do you want anything for your vehicle? Like bumper stickers or magnets? I don't put any stickers at all on my car or car windows anymore. I used to but kind of fell out of the habit. It used to make for interesting conversations on the ferry or in a huge traffic jam in Seattle; I'd have people get out of their car to come talk to me (which makes me super uncomfortable!) Right now I live in a red area so I try to keep my weirdness to a minimum. I do have some pibble window vinyl things but I am too lazy to actually apply them since it seems like a big ordeal. Plus they're packed up somewhere with the majority of my belongings so I have no idea where they even are, I'd totally forgotten about them until now. any interest in Japanese fashion-ish items? (kanzashi hair pins, and other things made form old kimono fabric, fans, tenugui, etc?) I would LOVE a stack of recycled kimono silk in blues, purples, greys, blacks, reds, greens. Lots of it. All the kimono silk. But I rarely leave the house and don't have any place to put a lot of items that aren't consumable (I would absolutely use the kimono silk to make things) and I'm not fashionable. 6/21/22 Would you use cbd infused bath products? absolutely! Parents have a medical license and grew a lot of their own last year (no one smokes here though.) Mom makes infused coconut oil for edibles and salves for skin/muscles. What colors are your kitchen stuffs? I am in a shared living situation right now and don't have my own kitchen, sad trombone. When I do have a kitchen it's pretty much black, white, and pops of cool jewel tones (rich darker purple, burgundy, sapphire blue, sometimes green.) And I have a skull / skeleton theme with NMBC cookie jars. I shall never grow up. If I knitted up a scarf/shawl/something in the wearable area what colors would you like and please be pretty specific. I like gradients and honestly I mostly wear my white to black gradient shawls the most. (and only shawlettes as I wear them like infinity scarves or double loop cowls.) Sometimes I might wear cool toned blurples over a black or black/white dress. Grey is good too. —->. One big box or a couple starting now?? Well, I've already gotten some! But I'm good with little things all along or just one at the end, whatever is easier for my Sprite. How close to the final deadline would you prefer to receive your package? Should we try to squeak as close to August 31st as humanly possible, or would it be okay to send the package earlier? If you're going to be traveling and need to mail sooner, do what is good for you. 6/22/22 I am afraid to send chocolate in this heat. What other things might you enjoy? Gourmet lollipops? Handmade Marshmallows (not by me LOL)? Flavored cotton candy? other ideas? I have lots of idea in my etsy treats list that do include flavored cotton candy and other things. Tea is always good as well. I can't have too many sweet things as I'm going to be going on a liver reduction diet pretty soon, I also won't be able to do caffiene, so many some herbal tea / tissanes? I have a few hibiscus blends and other non caffiene on my wish list if you need to compare. (I hate chamomile. Please nothing with chamomile in it.) do you have any reservations about wearing leather, like in an accessory?? No, I wear leather. 6/30/22 Does any August Uncommon black tea or their other tea sound good to you? (because sale on black tea until 7/4.) I already have a ton of my Amazon Beverage wishlist. However... In no particular order other than the order they were on the website: Golden Arrow (Smoky Toffee Black Tea) Outlaw (Smoky Cherry Black Tea) Civil Disobedience (Smoky Cardamom Black Tea) Gold Rush (Orange Rosemary Caramel Black Tea) (I'm not sure how I feel about malty flavors so I left the ones with malt out otherwise maybe a 4 cup sample of Bourbon Sugar Black Tea!) 7/5/22 So apparently there's this cute little outdoor market here that sells locally made dishcloths and similar- would you be interested in having some tea towels or similar from Portugal, dear Spritz? All of the cute locally made things that Suki picks out!
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    Summer Swap Sprite 2022 Master Question List

    my pleasure!
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    2021 12 Days of Christmas Q&A

    Is there anything you forgot to put on your Qs you wish you had? Ermmmm a winning lottery ticket! If you were down with knitted or crocheted items: do you prefer a wearable or amigarumi? If wearable, is there something you’d really like? If amigarumi anything you love? I definitely prefer amigurumi, afghans/blocks, mandalas, doilies, etc. if crocheted unless tunisian crochet. I don't have a need for anything knitted since I'm too hot 99.9999999% of the time and wear t-shirts/camis/capri pants/open toe sandals pretty much all year but there are quite a few knitted amigurumi on my "make for me" list on Ravelry. I'm 100% a yarn snob though and prefer merino or merino/silk. Silk and silk/linen are ok too. Tencel is good. I'm not a fan of MCN or cashmere in general because of the pilling; same goes for single stranded yarn in general. Plied is my friend. No variegated yarn on wearables. Pretty much any yarn is ok for amigurumi though. Teeturtle is having one of their megasales - any tshirts, or whatever, that strike your fancy? Size/fit? I'm a Women's 2x at Teeturtle and I LOVE their shirts but unless they've dramatically sped up, their shipping may be too slow for this swap? Unless you have it shipped direct. Ummm I Lovecrafting would be great. I'll look more tomorrow; I might have a bunch on my Amazon wearables wishlist (I use the universal wishlist button so they go directly to teeturtle.) What is the best book you've read recently? I'm not good at rating books or "recently".. (time is such an illusion for me!) Right now I'm reading "A Chorus of Dragons" by Jen Lyons and need to start book three (but I keep getting interrupted by library books becoming available.) Just finished "The Other Side of the Sky" by Amie Kaufman. Last night I started "Child of Light" by Terry Brooks. My favorite books off the top of my head are The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss, The Locked Tomb (however many, no longer a trilogy) by Tamsyn Muir, and all of the Fitz & Fool books by Robin Hobb. And the Naomi Novik Scholomance books. Oh, and the Murderbot books. What are some examples of decorations you would enjoy? I have ornaments on my amazon holiday wishlist and on my etsy wishlists (especially the ones under Krampus.) NMBC ornaments FTW! (links to my wishlists are in my Signature under SW help.) Skeletal unicorns, bats, krampus, .... Is there any kind of accessory or product you'd want for your hair? I could use more stretchy cotton headbands. There is some hair color I'd love under my bath/beauty wishlist on Amazon. What is your jewelry style? I only wear silver colored and I'm allergic to most metals, so I don't actually wear much jewelry. I would like to get my ears pierced again someday, this time with a bit of a larger gauge. I can wear sterling silver and surgical steel. Are you interested in fandom themed items based on the movies/shows you're into? Nightmare before Christmas, yes yes yes. Are you interested in spicy sauces/jams etc? yes! I love pepper jelly and jalapeno level spicy things. Are you interested in Thai snacks? e.g. Thai brand crisps, wafer roll type things, savoury small crackers I buy the coconut rolls in bulk at costco so I'm good there. I'm picky about organic and stuff and I'm trying to cut back on cracker type things. I make light-weight yarn-and-silk-ribbon hair falls. Would you be interested in getting some? Maybe? black and purple forever! What are your favorite animals or mythical creatures? Bats, ferrets, corvids, pit bull type dogs, narwhals, dolphins, whales of all types, rats, my sweet piggies/goats/sheep. oh, duh, horses. Especially Friesians. Hippocampus, fantasy equines of all kinds (kelpies, unicorns, pegasus, any type of mythical water horse or mythical creature with horse form.) Gargoyles/grotesques of all sorts. I actively support Defenders of Wildlife and am curious if any of these would be of interest? I love everyone! All the ones I looked at were $$$$$ though. I'm candying citrus peel this year. Oranges, mostly. Is that something you would like? Chocolate dipped? What about homemade caramel sauce? OMG YES. YES. And more YES. to everything. Do you like adult coloring books at all and if so do any of the ones from this store strike your fancy? Not a coloring person, sorry. how do you feel about solid perfumes? Not a fan. Honestly most perfume right now isn't working for me because of my respiratory issues and my skin breaking out with contact. Is there anything in particular you'd want from the UK? Bird & Blend tea! Whittards tea! Chocolate! LUSH! Future Primitive! Anything else I need to try! (Jaffa cakes?) Pudding steamer! Sticky toffee pudding recipes! Christmas crackers (do yours have better gifts inside than ours? ours suck most of the time.) good wine gums! alllll the things! Are you ok with paper books at all? It depends on the book. I'm ok with coffee table books, cook books, knitting pattern books, etc. (I can take a photo or scan the pages I want to use and then use them digitally in the event of cook/pattern books) but I have a really hard time reading paperback novels because of my eyes. I don't have any reading glasses and I'm constantly fighting with my prescriptions at the doctor because I feel blind all the time. Either they give me a too strong prescription so I can't see *anything* close up at all or too weak and I can't see the TV or road signs. Do you already have expansion packs for your fave card games? I pretty much only have two card games - Exploding Kittens NSFW version (no expansions) and Unstable Unicorns - the control box and the chaos box both from the kickstarter (no other expansions, no main game.) My son has Cards against Humanity and Joking Hazard but I don't know which expansions he has or needs. I'd love CAH because I do have "special" cards for it (I joined their "Holiday Bullshit" every year they had they ran it!) Are you interested in perfume samples/decants, or only full sizes? I'm really not a fan of decants or samples, they usually go to live in a box and are never seen again. Unless it's something I *REALLY* want to try or really love and can't get. Yep, there's that duality. But any imps that are from the lab and aren't special ones, I've probably already tried (except for the new RPG's.) I don't mind receiving them; I'll just give them away with sales / swaps though. Are you interested in oracle decks? I like oracle decks! I just received one from a kickstarter; The Knitters Oracle (Alex Tinsley.) How about wax melts? I love all scented things (even if my lungs don't) and I do have multiple wax burners. how do you feel about fruit infused sugar/syrup? I have epic amounts of both, due to my candying this year. I have lemon, citron, orange and cherry. YES PLEASE. Either sugar or syrup or both. All the flavors sound good. how do you feel about candied quince? Sure!
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    2021 Krampusnachnt Q&A

    Haus of Gloi yule update: Would love Snow Wolf in the exfoliant*, scrub, whipped soap*, and/or room spray. Any of the butterbombs sound amazing (except for white chocolate/peppermint) but especially the Holly & Oak. Plum lip balm! PBSW's Yule Update: Comfort & Joy, Snowbird, In Dulci Jubilo - A sacred blaze of beeswax & bayberry candles casting smoking shadows in chapel corners on Christmas Eve this one also sounds amazing. Sugar Spider: Body Scrub -- Suikerspin, Chantilly Creme, Blond Sugar, Blue Marshmello. Or Buttercream in there too. (ALL THE VANILLA) if SLS / paraben / phthalate free. (I couldn't find anything on the site about this and I haven't asked Brooke because I haven't been able to afford any since she opened Sugar Spider. lol.) Solstice Scents: I would love Estate Vanilla or Estate Amber EDP samples. Whipped soap or bath salts would be welcome if SLS / paraben / phthalate free. Any interest in any of the following in a krampus theme? + Tee (sizing?) I do already have two Krampus t-shirts (both are red, one from BPAL) but ALL THE KRAMPUS SHIRTS are welcome. A black one would be nice. I prefer women's cut, 2X or larger. Would really love a super light weight zip up hoodie with Krampus on the back, black or dark grey. I couldn't find any to add to my wishlist. I'm too hot 99.9999% of the time (thyroid + weight gain) but I'm on a weight loss regimen right now (have lost over 15lbs since taking out my IUD, TMI sorry - that thing made me gain so much weight!) so I'm hoping when I get down to a reasonable size again that my temperature will even back out. Then I'll love oversized sweat shirts / sweaters again! + mask I would LOVE a Krampus mask but I really need ties (the ear loops don't work for me) and I like really big masks. I was thinking I might attempt to make one with my leftover Spoonflower krampus fabric. Would definitely welcome awesome Krampus fabric. I should go see if there is any new stuff at Spoonflower since I haven't looked in a couple of years. + jewelry (necklace? Earrings? ) My ears (and other multiple body parts) are no longer pierced (sniff) and I haven't been wearing any jewelry so it would just look pretty in my jewelry box. +socks I wouldn't say no but I honestly only wear socks like 2-3 times a year these days like if I absolutely have to go walk in the snow for some reason. Open toed slip on wedge sandals forever!!! (usually I can make it to the car without having to walk in the snow.) also I have size 11/12 feets and need men's socks. What is something you can't get where you live that you wish some nice person who lives somewhere else would send you? Usually I make a friend in Arizona go buy Canon's Sweet Hots and ship them to me by the HUGE box but I still have a few jars left right now. I can't find any Toom locally and I'm too cheap to order it; I've tried to find other brands of garlic dip / garlic sauce, like Teta, but nothing available around here. (Like grocery stores here even carry Yellow Bird. But garlic sauce? no.) Next time I go to Seattle I can probably find some if I remember to look. Ummmm I can't really think of anything else right now. edit: oh! If you're on the East Coast, I'd love to try chocolate from L.A. Burdick, especially the chocolate mice and truffles. Most things I can get ... unless we're talking stuff from outside of the USA or restaurants or from the past. (dang, I super have The Morbs right now.) Please send a really good Indian restaurant with a little grocery store that has paneer. And an Ethiopian food grocery store. And minions to make me food. And Japanese kit kats. kthx. However, I do love to try your favorite things that are local to you --- coffee (whole bean or k cup), tea, chocolate, truffles, bath stuff, things from farmer's markets or little indie shops, local raw HONEY (ALL THE HONEY), whatever. Do you have a particular Krampus favorite? Does one type seem most Krampus to you? I love Cat Krampus too, so cute!!! (That humanoid Krampus has the right feet though; I guess Krampus has one cloven hoof and one human foot according to some lore that I read. shrug.) But yeah, I love the "cuter" Krampus' and less the vintage humanoid. Silhouette is good too. Abigail Larson and Iren Horrors both have Krampus things on their society6 page (stickers, mugs, prints, phone skins, everything) and Abigail also illustrated a Krampus book in case people are fans of their art. (you can snoop my ALL THINGS KRAMPUS amazon list if you want to look) Abigail has done some BPAL bottle artwork. This one is super cute too, although very whimsical for a Krampus (and too expensive for the swap, lol.) Also I'm totally in love with this Cat Krampus cookie cutter: https://www.etsy.com/listing/838606658/cute-krampus-cookie-cutter-half-goat? WHAT WOULD BE YOUR PERFECT KRAMPUS SCENT, SWAP VICTIMS? I'm thinking evergreens, vanilla, and tiny bit of alpine snow. If you got earrings, could you live with them having little jingle bells? Or would that drive you MAD. They are the ball type, not actual bells. Just one bell each. No earrings for me. (I do have a pair of Yule Converse High Tops that are red and green plaid and have bells on the little tag that comes out of the back so I jingle constantly as I walk.) (just like these ones! So bells in general aren't out.) Homemade fruitcake with fruit soaked in booze for weeks- naughty or nice? Homemade could be ok depending on fruit and booze? 😈 I super love this recipe I have for cherry almond fruitcake (soaked in amaretto) that is nom. I totally soak the fruit in the amaretto and then use WAY MORE amaretto than it calls for to soak the cake. I'm going to go with NICE. Store bought is naughty. Cellar Door released a Krampus soap and candle today, in case someone is looking for a leathery Krampus scent for their person. ooooh I would love to try the cellar door soap and candle. Bad Santa sounds amazing too. (I hope they start doing other bath products in the future, their scents sound so awesome!) I'd be down for soap ends too, like Black #1, Holiday Hearth, White Pine Wonderland, Tobacco & Oakmoss, Patchouli Haze, SEX MACHINE (sounds amazing.) I KNOW ... I DON'T WANT BAR SOAP... UNTIL I DO If I were to send fudge from my ETSY shop, what would you like, my pretties? ALL OF IT. THERE IS NEVER ENOUGH PENUCHE. (and maybe Forest Fruit this time? Chocolate peanut butter?) And Christmas Pudding. And your special homemade brandy to put on Christmas Pudding.
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    Shotgun Samhain Swap 2021 Q&A

    what sizes do you wear for jewelry purposes - rings, etc. My ears are not pierced so no earrings please. I wear an 11 in ring size and my wrist is about 7.5" (I think.) I don't really wear a lot of jewelry since I don't actually leave the house very often and I have allergies to metals. (Sterling silver is ok, surgical steel is also ok.) I would like to get my ears pierced again but I think I'll gauge up and do a hollow needle instead of the "gun". Someday when I have money for things like piercings and tattoos. what's your favorite fall food based treat? Hm, good question. We make a lot of our own and right now it's all the types of zucchini bread (chocolate, ultimate, lemon blueberry...) I love pumpkin ginger bread (haven't found a recipe that mimics what I used to get at Uptown Espresso in Seattle though - right now Smitten Kitchens is my fav recipe.) It isn't food, but going to CORN MAZES in the Seattle area was always my favorite fall "treat" -- Spooner Farms and Carpinito Brothers. Hot spiced cider and kettle corn. Going to the fall farmer's markets. and all of the fall book signings!! those are the things I miss. Are you more interested in a spiritual service you haven't mentioned practicing yourself, or would you prefer to receive something you do practice? Do you have a preference for if it's provided in writing/placed in the package vs over a skype/phone call? I have major anxiety with talking to people in real time be it in person, skype, phone calls, chat, etc. So in writing/in package would be my preference. For item no.5, what kind of thing would you most appreciate? (5) anything else you wish to send, maybe something fun, a movie, maybe a decoration, something homemade, handmade, something precious and old, ????) I will appreciate everything you curate especially for me! (maybe not a movie though since I don't currently have a blu-ray or dvd player in my room and that is where I do everything. I just stream things from netflix/hulu/hbo/disney + -- I "share" accounts with other people since I can't afford them myself.) My amazon lists are humongous so that should give lots of ideas for tarot cards, stickers, wall hanging stuffs, all kinds of fall and halloween things. (I have multiple lists, the book list is the default so click on the other ones and you'll get an idea of the things I like.) However, I TOTALLY NEED MORE CARNIVOROUS PLANTS. I planted some purple pitcher plant seeds -- two packets -- and zero germinated. I was soooo disappoint. Occasionally they have Cobra Lily seeds too but really I'd like an already living plant since germination seems iffy. Would love Sundew too. Yeah, I don't know how you would ship them. I always love palm stones / crystals / rocks. I love bath milk/salts from luvmilk (scent lists in my SW help and on Amazon.) Anything in particular you're interested in from the UK? Heck yeah! Tea (Whittard / Bird & Blend plus lots of tea from your neighbors in France like Damman Freres and Mariage Freres), LUSH, wine gums, fancy chocolates (except now I'm "sensitive" to chocolate but I think I would risk it!!) Future Primitive Ghost Smoke anything (except bar soap and perfume - whipped soap would be AMAZING, I need like 50 of them, lol!) STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING. I could really use a pudding steamer and good pudding recipes for sticky toffee and christmas pudding. without wheat flour, haha. or corn syrup. Any interest in apothecary style indies, e.g. essential oils, natural skincare, flower waters? I have sooo many essential oils and flower waters that I never use, it would be wasted on me. I'm doing The Ordinary skin care regimen right now so I don't want to add anything else. What is it that you're most wanting out of this fall season? (e.g. that could require magical assistance) I don't know. Right now I'm trying to transform myself back into a useful person so I can work or go to school or both. Seeing a physical therapist and a dietician; pretty much just started so I have at least six months of this. Help with motivation, perseverance, clarity (massive brain fog). Help with self love is always necessary, as well as household harmony since five people are living here (all adults, three generations) and tempers got hot occasionally. Books. Are you a big reader? If so, do you prefer ebooks, audio, or printed? Would you enjoy an art or photography book? Do you like poetry? I absolutely inhale fantasy (and some sci-fi) books. I only do ebooks, mostly .mobi (kindle) unless a book is on my wishlist in a different format. I'm not huge on poetry; an art or photography book isn't that exciting in kindle format. Space is a huge issue for me and I really don't have room for physical books right now, my room is so crowded that I have to squeeze through a narrow aisle to get to my desk or closet. (Staying with family after divorce forced me to move from Seattle but I'm too sick to work, so I'm working on getting healthy.) Is there anything typically sold at a Renn Faire that you'd be interested in? ALLL THE THINGS. I especially like the cups sold at the Michigan faire (Messier pottery?) with the bats, pit bulls, etc. I got a gnome one for my mom and it's her favorite. (purple or black finish.) I love hippocampus or other fantastical equine buttons. I love the celtic knot tapestries in purples, blues, or greens - with dragons, horse, corvids, dogs, ferrets... I have a great pirate-y jacket from local artisans in the PNW as well as a floppy felted wool hat that can be made into a tricorne or a musketeer or just left floppy. I have quite a few drinking horns with horses painted on them. I always find tons of things I want! The fresh birch beer is my favorite (like root beer, not alcoholic.) Candles. Any preferences? Taper/Pillar/Votive/Jar/Chime/etc.? Scented vs Unscented? I have plenty of chime candles (as well as tapers, votives, etc.) (I used to be a chandler and I also used to sell PartyLite and I have SO MANY CANDLES.) However my respiratory issues make it really hard to burn them so I have to be really careful about candles I purchase these days. Sihaya's seem to work for me and I'm super interested in Black Roses. Also love Ember and Mallow, London Fog, Secret Society, Samhain Dusk, I am Here I am Whole, Long Distance Hug, Sisterhood of the Moon, Orphic Lodge, She is Still a Mystery, or The Divine. Are there any types of makeup/nail polish that you would or would not like to receive? I always need a really good non-smudging black eyeliner - but my skin is super oily and "waterproof" doesn't work; I need oil proof! I keep reading reviews on Sephora but haven't found the perfect one yet. I use Stila the most as it has been the best so far (not liquid, one of the smudge proof "pencils" that turns instead of needing sharpening.) I love pretty nail polishes but again... for the past few years I haven't used any of the tons that I have.... I rarely wear eye shadow these days. I could use a really good foundation / powder / and setting spray but it's hard to pick the color for foundations over the internet! Is there anything you definitely DON'T want (either because you don't like it or already have it)? Nothing with SLS / parabens / phthalates. No bar soap or coffee mugs (unless they're like 16-20oz and have a lid - so much dog hair floating around and my carnivorous plants aren't doing their job at catching the bugs that are tiny and fit through the screens!) I am "sensitive" (still haven't figured out exactly how I'm sensitive but blood testing showed that I am? Maybe the brain fog/fatigue/body aches/pain / respiratory?) to wheat, yeast, corn, eggs, casein (milk/cheese), and chocolate. I haven't had a chance to go over it with my doctor yet to see if I can do sheep/goat milk/cheese. Are there any art/craft supplies you currently need? I always "need" more yarn (but no, I really really don't since I haven't felt like knitting the past two years and I have over 1k skeins. Except when I REALLY want to make something and none of my yarn is appropriate for the project. Plus most of the yarn I "need" is around $30 a skein. Please do not get me craft store yarn, I am a super picky yarn hoar.) I would love a small oil paint set with a lot of colors. (I have canvas / brushes.) I would love some paper clay to make runestones for stitch markers or for gifts. Also need a sculpting needle and some metallic paint (silver though, not gold.) And I need a good pair of jewelry pliers (with springs.) I added some tools to my Amazon "Jewelry" list because my craft supplies list is private and I don't want to make it public right now because I don't want to sort everything. Homemade treats...any likes and preferences?? I have a texture thing so I don't like nuts in my cookies or fudge or brownies or whatnot. No corn syrup or artificial sweeteners. Prefer organic ingredients / non GMO, so I'm ultra picky about flour / dairy / eggs / butter. I keep looking at all of the fun things on Gather Victoria's website and wanting ALL of those treats if you're looking for inspiration. They have some awesome fall / Samhain recipes. I wish I could afford to be a patreon and I'm waiting very impatiently for their cookbook. I totally love the seasonal tea wreath! And I want to do a cake for priestesses of the dead. And the crabapple galette (I have two crabapple trees.) Anyway, so, I love all kinds of things. Smitten Kitchen is other my other homemade treat recipe supplier but doing a russian honey cake is probably too hard to ship. I love chewy caramels, especially sea salt and chocolate covered. Butterscotch is another favorite flavor (but not the hard candies) for homemade things. I should make a pinterest board with all of my smitten kitchen recipes for treats I want to try, but I think I already have a pinterest board with snacky treat things if you want to go look at it. Link should be in my SW Help page (link to that in signature.) AND YES, I am also wanting to know what flavor/s of fudge you would love to get if I happen to be your Adept I totally love Holly's fudge - especially the creamy melt in your mouth penuche. Seriously, I want the recipe for this. Most penuche that we attempt to make is more like Scottish Tablet (crystallized and crunchy.) I have looked at 500 recipes and tried SO MANY and I can't reproduce Holly's. (I don't do corn syrup, so was trying to stick to sugar, cream, butter but yeah, I can't seem to do it.) Also love the apple pie fudge (who would have thought I'd like that) and the forest fruit fudge. And peanut butter chocolate fudge. No nuts in my fudge or penuche please. Also holly made me the most wonderful christmas pudding a couple of times. And I love sticky toffee pudding. What are your thoughts on sweet treats? If you like them, what are your favorites? And what is one that you consider extra special? I do love sweet treats. Penuche fudge (SUPER CREAMY LIKE HOLLY DOES - otherwise it's more like scottish tablet, which is fine, but not my favorite.) Milk chocolate covered sea foam. Butterscotch pudding. Chocolate mousse (especially from the Dilettante cafes in Seattle area.) Creme Brulee. Bailey's Chocolate Tiffin (with chocolate shortbread and dried cherries.) Chocolate shortbread in general. Really good Key Lime Pie. (yeah, like some of these things don't ship well but you asked.) Milk chocolate / caramel / pecans (turtles?) Chocolate covered sea salt caramels from Frans Chocolate (Seattle area.) Moonstruck Chocolate truffles. Vosges chocolate truffles. Tony's Chocolonely milk chocolate (also with hazelnuts or caramel or toffee or ...) Purdys chocolate! (They usually have halloween chocolates like sugar skulls or coffin assortments.) Licorice / Anise caramels. OMG some extra special ones would be from L. A. Burdick. They have seasonal black cats this year but I think they're out of the price range for this box unless they sell them separately in their stores. I'd love to try the mouse and/or penguin samples.
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    13 Nights of Halloween 2021 edition

    *** Prefer CLEAN makeup / nail polish (clean ingredients) *** *** fair trade or organic food / tea / coffee / chocolate when possible *** 8/8/21 Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament? Sure! I would probably hang it on the wall though? I don't have a tree. And it should be good for all year since I display gargoyles/grotesques, bats, skulls/skeletons/bones, corvids, etc. all year. No pumpkins, witches, zombies, scarecrows, or a lot of orange please. 8/11/21 Are there any collage artists in the mix? I would LOVE to curate one of spooky autumn goodness if my person were to be interested! As long as it is more bones/ravens/bats/goth and not harvest/orange/pumpkins. Have you seen the Dragon con list? & would any of them appeal to you? I have a fairy. Which Harry Potter house are you? I am pissed at JKR because transphobe, but I still love Harry Potter, so it's ... difficult. In the olden days, Pottermore always placed me in Hufflepuff (eew, yellow! but .. honey badger? YES HONEY BADGER.) but on Ravelry in the House Cup group I was a Slytherin (probably because I had made Slytherin things for other people and some snake things, haha.) Which is hilarious because I'm way more attracted to Gryffindor and Ravenclaw. I do adore badgers though. 8/12/21 Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myself soon! https://www.etsy.com/shop/CaitlinMcCarthyArt -- I like The Faun (Straight out of Pan's Labyrinth.) https://www.etsy.com/shop/BatinYourBelfry -- oooh! Plague Doctor pin! The Black Dog Runs at Night (TWIN PEAKS YESSS), Hour of the Wolf pin (OINGO BOINGO!), GHOST STEED PIN, ok, there are a lot. I added them to my etsy wishlists under stickers, pins, and art. I love Krampus, Black Philip, Mari Lwyd, etc. Prefer FRAMED if possible, SILVER colored things... I make beautiful and very lightweight yarn-and-ribbon hairfalls - would you like a set in the colors and length of your choice? If yes, name up to four colors and length in inches! Black, silver, purple, blue! ummmmmmm I'm not sure on length. Would you appreciate a skein of handspun yarn? If yes, what weight? What colors? How do you feel about beads? Any allergies to typical fibers? It depends -- plied, yes (not a fan of singles.) Semi solid or gradients. Fingering (500-600 yards preferred), DK, Worsted, whatev. I prefer blacks, greys, purples, blues, blurples, blackened red (like MadTosh's Tart), jewel tones. No neons or pastels. I have 6/0 beads but I don't make beaded things (with knitting) very often. O_o I'm very allergic to acrylic. I really prefer merino and silk. Now, larger beads for bracelet and necklace making is totes different. I would love beads made from stones (obsidian, rainbow obsidian, labradorite, amethyst, hematite... anything silver, black, purple, blue, green.) Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons? Yes, meh, maybe. Pins for sure. Do you spend time in the outdoors? Unfortunately? It's freaking HOT or freaking COLD here. Neither of which I enjoy. Also I have chronic respiratory issues and the smoke is awful here. I have N95's just to go outside to feed the animals. I miss the Western side of the state. Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking? Yes, but rarely get to do it since I'm staying with family and one of them is a total kitchen / food control freak. 8/13/21 The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything? Fairytale in Bath Struesel or Sorbetto! Hex on the Beach bath streusel or Sorbetto! I've always wanted some of the Clean Slate scrub too! Other favorite scents are GTFO and Blackbird. Any of the sorbettos in the sample size is great. Red Cow bath streusel sounds amazing as well. And Rice Pudding. OMG, Man in the Moon! Queen is Dead! The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye? I love them!!! Vampire Bat enamel pin and Black Phillip - Autumnal are probably my favorites. I've had Black Philip on my wishlist for years now, lol. Vampire Bat looks new! Zeep's Spooky Collection drops some time next week. Here's the scent list. Would you like any wax melts, candles, whipped soaps, sugar whips (whipped soap/scrub hybrid), body butter sugar scrubs (moisturizing scrub), meringues (lotion), bath bombs, or bath rocks from Zeep? I have never tried Zeep! Bath bombs, bath rocks, whipped soap, sugar whips, and body butter sugar scrubs all sound amazing, assuming no parabens, phthalates, SLS, etc. I do have a wax burner too! The scents that sound good to me are: Boo-nilla Scream, Hocus-Pocus, Jack-O-Lantern, Season of the Witch, Candy Corn Sugar Cookie. Wax: Ghost Stories, Haunted Mansion, Halloweentown, Fireside Pumpkin, Candy Corn Cake, Pumpkin Queen, Salem. 8/14/21 Does anyone here like vintage halloween?  Sometimes - I'm into bats, crows, skeletons - so vintage of those is fine. I don't care for the vintage cats / moon / people. Vintage Krampus is perfect. But y'know, for Yule time. It seems like a lot of shops’ Halloween lines have items related to the same standard fandoms, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Beetlejuice, Addams Family, etc. Do any of those (or other ones) particularly resonate with you? I'm not a huge fan of Hocus Pocus but I love the rest (except Beetlejuice -- I like Lydia and other things from the movie, but not Beetlejuice himself, lol. They did way too good a job of making him hideous.) NMBC is my fav and I love the Haunted Mansion and Addam's Family. How do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever. I'm not too excited about "new car" scent but if, say, it's in a pack with other stuff I like -- like the car jar pack I have on my wishlist from Yankee Candles then yes. I like the non-harry potter brand butter beer stuff that comes out around halloween - I might have one a year just for fun (I *rarely* drink carbonated things.) Meh on novelty candy. If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)? I prefer loose leaf tea and I can always use more 32 oz tea brewers that dispense out the bottom, like the ingenuiTEA. Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price? I'll let it up to my 13 Nights curator! What are your fandoms, if any? Firefly, NMBC, Doctor Who, LOTR, The Locked Tomb, Labyrinth, Princess Bride, V for Vendetta, Sandman, sooo many more in past blogs that I can't remember off the top of my head. Witcher, Umbrella Academy... Do you collect things like tarot decks? If so do you have a wish list or a list of ones you already have? Would you like a silk tarot bag? I have: Crow Tarot, Wise Dog Tarot, NMBC, Game of Thrones, Last Unicorn, and a Vampire deck somewhere. I would love the Dark Wood tarot! And I'd love a silk tarot bag or charging crystal slabs. Do you like rocks/crystals? What colors / kinds? Would you like them with holes drilled (either as a pendant - you'd need to stick a bale in, or a bead?) yes! all of them! Especially black moonstone, moonstone, howlite, carnelian, sodalite, rose quartz, blue green kyanite, rhodonite, black heart rhodonite, garnet, black opal, mystic merlinite, zebra jasper, crocodile jasper, red tiger's eye, lepidolite, lapis, dragon blood jasper, lemurian crystal, malachite, septarian, ruby kyanite, citrine, ruby, garnierite, rubellite, dumortierite, black kyanite fan, labradorite, spectralite, aqua aura, hematite... anything blue, purple, grey, black, rainbow-y or that has helpful properties. So like, everything. I like palm stones, towers, pocket pebbles, spheres, bowls, pendants, beads / holes drilled, cabs, chunks, druzy, everything! My mom has an etsy store - she makes bags. Do you love anything from it? I love all kinds of project bags, dice bags, bpal bags. I adore sugar skulls, bats, ravens, anything gothy. Cotton or canvas with satin lining. Silk. yesss. I pick out a lot of the fabric for the store (hence all of the skulls and NMBC and mystic things, so you can see an idea of what I like.) Let's say you want something knitted. What are you most interested in? I have a "make for me" list on Ravelry, lol. * What colors would you prefer said knitted object in? black, grey, purple, blue, blurples, greens, blackened reds, jewel tones. No navy, orange, yellow, brown, cream. * Stripes, gradient, semi solid, variegated? Stripy mitts or socks, gradient mitts, shawls, shawlettes, infinity scarves/double cowls. semi solid is good too. * What type of yarn would you prefer? I prefer merino, merino silk, mcs. mcn is ok. I love tencel shawls or shawlettes too. Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies? YES. I would love to try almost anything!! lawardrop makes spectacular canned goodies too. 8/16/21 How do you feel about oracle decks? I have a kickstarter one on order - The Knitters Oracle. Haven't used any other ones but I'm open. Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)? yes! I have only worked with Hecate and Expedite. Open to any. Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives) OMG YES. Bird & Blend tea, LUSH, Whittard tea, chocolate -- I'll add things to my Amazon wish lists (tea is under beverages, chocolate under snacks, LUSH under bath / body.) My son loves future primitive's ghost smoke whipped soap! I hope they make some this year, last year they only did soap and conditioner. Oh, and are you into astrology? Not super, as I don't know my birth time. I've always wanted my chart done accurately. (Virgo. Metal dog.) What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)? It depends on the shoe! Most fluevogs women's 12 or larger except a couple styles that are 11. Most other unisex type shoes are probably men's 9, women's 11. Women's shoes are probably a 12. So weird because I was a women's 10 forever and all of my 10's still fit me? I'm probably wide since my feet are swollen - kidney issues, whee. Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters? Nah. Graphic novel compendiums are great and I have some on my amazon wish list but they're $$$. Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre? OF COURSE. Witche's Cross pocket pebble, moonstone, black moonstone, howlite, carnelian, sodalite, rose quartz, blue green kyanite, rhodonite, black heart rhodonite, garnet, black opal, mystic merlinite, zebra jasper, crocodile jasper, red tiger's eye, lepidolite, lapis, dragon blood jasper, lemurian crystal, malachite, septarian, ruby kyanite, citrine, ruby, garnierite, rubellite, dumortierite, black kyanite fan. Any of the spheres, palm stones, pocket pebbles, or whatever! (I have spider's web obsidian, velvet obsidian, shungite, fluorite, selenite, black tourmaline. I can always use more obsidian though, especially the flat scrying mirrors or crescent moon shape, they're just kind of spendy. I love towers too, but again they're probably out of the price range for this swap.) Would love to try Velvet Void, It Wasn't Just a Phase, Occultism. There are tons of other things I'd love too but my wish list there seems to have disappeared -- I logged in and checked, has all of my orders but my wish list is gone. argh! What's your favorite flower(s)? Pretty much everything purple, blue, black, and super fragrant? (or white for a moonlight garden, also fragrant.) I like tulips and bearded irises in the spring (same colors), lilacs, grandiflora / floribuna / rugosa / tea roses (must be my fav colors AND/OR super fragrant, lol.) Lavender of all kinds. Star gazer lilies. What's you favorite woodland creature? Unicorns! Do you prefer receiving a big box with all of your goodies, or is it okay if one or two things are shipped directly to you separately (with notice!!) for customs/shipping cost purposes (i.e. if there's something customs might not allow in from the States that can be shipped from within your country)? It's ok if they're shipped separately as long as I know not to open them. Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape? I like really large pleated ones, I don't think I've had a dome shaped. I prefer ties over ear elastics as those never fit me. I have a literal stockpile of skincare products. Can I interest you in cleanser, sheet masks, moisturizer, sample things etc etc.? Or a general pampering package? What is your skin type? So I *just* started doing a new face regimen with products from The Ordinary so I kind of want to stick with their things for a while and see how they work. I have their cleanser and so many serums. Anything from here? ChocolateStorybook on Etsy any of the cake / vanilla / classic / cottontail / unicorn / blue raspberry -- I added to etsy wishlist under noms. I have been enjoying the incense from here hand-dipped incense sticks | Hexennacht and here Hand-dipped incense sticks | Mr. Hex (mr-hex.com) Any thing interesting from either site? Hexennacht: All Soul's Night - molten marshmallow blobs on scorched sticks, plumes of woodsmoke, and hot, glowing campfire embers on a cool autumn night. Calm the Fuck Down (essential oil blend) - lavender, vanilla, ylang ylang, bergamot, aged dark patchouli. (would be nice in atmosphere spray too) Tabac - fresh tobacco leaves, unlit pipe tobacco, blonde tobacco absolute. Mr Hex: Catto Va-meow-ah (Tobacco Vanille - Tom Ford type) Witch's Mew (Yankee Candle - Witch's Brew type) 8/16/21 Would you like some delicious coffee? If so, do you prefer whole bean or ground? If ground, what grind? Also, light or dark roast? Flavor preferences? If it's super special, sure! I do love flavored coffee so if you have any whole beans from your local special coffee shop I would try some! Dark roast. Cinnamon, Irish cream, orange chocolate, hazelnut, black forest. When I lived in Toronto I would always go into second cup for Irish cream! And when visiting upstate new york (well, business more than visit) I stayed in a hotel across from an awesome coffee shop that had the best chocolate orange and Black Forest, so I brought home beans. I may be going to the Renaissance Fair this weekend (if not this weekend then soon and multiple times), any Ren Faire goodies you may like? Always! I can't think of anything specific but I love love love ren faires and shopping at them. Sometimes I buy buttons, torcs, leather goods, rings, etc. I get a lovely metal rose at the Colorado Ren Faire. (I collect nice roses made of different materials like leather or metal.) I got purple horns at one in Maryland. (shrug) I always go to my town's local Farmer's Market and they have booths selling things like candles, Gourmet Pickles, Flavored Oils and Vinegars, dog treats (like bones and animal feet), honey, and bath products. Would you like any of these things? HONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love dill pickles. ALL THE DILL PICKLES. And dill pickled garlic. I do love flavored basalmic vinegar (white or natural), especially if it's super thick. I have orange and huckleberry from one of our local vinegar peeps. (no oils please.) No bar soap. Bath bombs and other products are welcome as long as they are clean (no SLS / parabens / phthalates, etc. etc.) My dogs would love dog treats. Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies? Don't have a preference. If you didn't say much about your reading preferences in your survey but would be interested in receiving books, can you elaborate a bit? My goodreads and amazon book wish list should tell you. *wink* prefer ebooks (strong preference to .mobi but I can do .epub if necessary) unless I posted them on my wishlist as hard copy or whatnot. Mostly epic fantasy with some urban fantasy and sci-fi thrown in. A little cyberpunk. Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters? Mmmmmmm infusion kits and samples of alcohol would be awesome. I had a big list of samples I wanted to try on one of my older blog posts. 8/18/21 Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)? Bar soap, candles of unknown quality (sihaya ones seem ok for me, but I have major chronic respiratory issues and inexpensive candles seem to exacerbate my symptoms), anything with food color, corn syrup, added msg, artificial sweeteners (other than stevia.) I try to only do fair trade /organic / ethical chocolate. There is a list of good chocolate companies at the ethical chocolate link and I have a ton on my amazon snacks list too. Ummmm no acrylic yarn; any yarn you find at a big box craft store is probably not something I want - sorry! I have like 1,000+ skeins of yarn so I am uber picky. I think I'm overloaded on lip balm right now. Are there patterns/prints (more guidance than general Halloween/Autumn) you like for things or are you open to whatever I may find that speaks to me? I have tons of prints on my etsy and amazon wishlist under artwork lists. What I really need though are FRAMES. I have sooo many prints from Brian Serway that I haven't had a chance to hang yet because I am out of 8x10 matted frames and I don't have an income right now, so frames are kind of a non priority. So if you send a print and it isn't framed, it will go into hibernation with the rest of my non framed art. I have lots of knitting patterns on my ravelry wishlist but ... I haven't been knitting lately and I have over 14k patterns. But of course I do always want to knit the new stuff that just came out because dorky brain. And then none of my 1k skeins of yarn will be right for it and I'll need new yarn! It is known! Any significant other or other special person? Like if I wanted to send you specialty cocoa for a date night, would that be OK? I am making up the cocoa part, but you get my drift. Nope. Unless you count my dogs, they both sleep under the covers with me and are pretty much my platonic life partners. I'm also currently living with my parents (in their late 70's), my son (early 30's) and his friend who is on this forum (their alias here is chase.) We also have goats, sheep, and pigs. The pigs especially think they are special and people. (lots of photos on my instagram.) I would love to request folks to to put their wish list in this thread and link in their signature. I would love to decant from my oils if I have any my person is looking for! I already have a post in that thread and linked in my sig. I also have a wishlist on my google docs destash page that is probably updated more frequently. *blush* If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms? Death and Delirium (Sandman), The Goblin King natch (Labyrinth), The Man in Black / Westley (Princess Bride) but Inigo is awesome too. Kind of equally V and Evie from V for Vendetta. Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice. Jack and Zero from Nightmare Before Christmas. Toothless from How to Train your Dragon. Demogorgon from Stranger Things. Everyone from Firefly but especially Wash I guess (I have his dinosaurs. We do make cunning hats tho.) Hmmm 10th doctor. Loki (MCU.) Gideon (Locked Tomb.) Legolas / Arwen / Strider (LOTR.) Geralt & Ciri. (Witcher) Klaus (Umbrella Academy.) Krampus (does he count as a fandom?) Black Philip (again... does he count? lol.) Agent Cooper and his coffee! (Twin Peaks) The Unicorn (Last Unicorn) Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland) Orlando Bloom in everything. Ewan McGregor in Moulin Rouge (but not with the hair cut in Star Wars, lol.) You can probably tell some of them by looking through my wishlists. 8/19/21 Do you have an Amazon link? Can you post it??  yep, it's in my sw help signature link and I posted it again here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/OITDSSITKNDN?ref_=wl_share if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry? If so, what’s your user name there?? yep, misstwilight: https://www.ravelry.com/people/misstwilight 8/20/19 I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery. Not unless they are super delicious. My mom made a big batch of fire cider once and labeled it as "caution, may make you puke" so no one would drink it. hahaha. We do make our own elderberry syrup (elderberries, honey, apple cider vinegar) so I'm totally not opposed in the slightest to home made remedies and supplements. Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts? It depends on the scent of hair gloss and bath oil! *wink* I'm going to pass on the t-shirts though, I destashed all of my women's babydoll ones (xxl was too small) and I don't like men's / unisex t-shirts. 8/21/21 So partner, would you be interested in a Frankenbag done in Halloween prints? As long as it's mostly black, purple, etc. with no orange. ALL THE SUGAR SKULLS AND BATS. Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about? dogs: I avoid anything sourced or produced in china because of all of the things found in dog treats / food that come through. I do try to do grainless and avoid legumes as well. Dried liver or homemade cookies with nut butters and pumpkin (make sure your nut butters do not have any xylitol or artificial sweeteners!) pigs/goats/sheep: They're good. They get lots of things from our garden and a lot of leftover fruit and veggie scraps along with their grain/hay. how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox) They don't bother me but they really aren't my style either. I do have some butterflies in a shadowbox sort of frame (completely sealed) that I got in Panama in 1981 or 1982 or so. Death's Head Hawkmoth might be cool. I recently beheld a "tarantula moth" at our house - he was so cute! (Polyphemus moth - Giant Silk moth!) I may have preemptively picked out 2 Halloween-themed mugs with cute matching spoons, before I knew who my match was going to be! So I leave it to you: Bat, or Cat? I will *always* choose bat over cat but please do not send me mugs unless they are on my wishlist! I am drowning in mugs! I collect the Starbucks City Mugs (although I would prefer the ornament or demitasse size for space reasons) but mostly to drink out of I prefer 18-20 oz mugs (stainless / ceramic) with a lid to keep out the dog hair. 8/22/21 If you mentioned aversions to any common Halloween decor items (skeletons, witches, spiders, etc.), how encompassing is that? Specifically, is a "kid friendly" drawing of that same item on a piece of decor (like, a book cover or wrapping paper) still a preferred pass? I had to go back and look at what I posted for aversions. None! It's just that I prefer stuff I can re-use (wrapping paper / bags) or can have out all year. I use my NMBC shopping bags all freaking year at the grocery store, for example. And I have skulls / skeletons / bats / ravens / gargoyles / grotesques up all year. Not really into witches, spiders, black cats, zombies, or any harvest-y things (fall leaves, pumpkins, orange, corn, scarecrows, etc.) Tim Burton-esque is very much my style with black and white/purple crooked lines, black swirl-y hills, etc. Would you be interested in receiving a never-used eyeshadow palette from Nororiously Morbid (gothy colors) and/or a never-used eyeshadow palette from Pretty Vulgar (romantic neutrals)? I haven't worn eyeshadow for the past four years (I rarely ever leave the house) but .... I do love some smoky eye and gothy colors. 8/23/21 I live in Japan. Are you interested in anything specifically Japanese I could get for you here (doesn't necessarily have to be Halloween themed)? For example, are you a fan of the anime Demon Slayer and want merch? Are you interested in trying some fun kit-kat flavors? Do you need a new set of pretty chopsticks? ALL OF THE KIT KATS. I can get green tea and cranberry nut ones here but any other flavors! yas! I also collect Starbucks City Mugs so if they have any Japanese mugs in that style, would love! Japanese incense! Origami paper! All the things! there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes? I have a bunch of t-shirts on my amazon universal wishlist under clothing. The largest women's size (2x?) Their socks don't fit me unless they've started carrying men's sizes. Honestly their shipping is SUPER slow so I don't know that you would have time to order. Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like? https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/fall-lineup-2021 I have always wanted to try Ghost Puffs and I have an empty Candy Corn bottle that is amazing! Ghost Puffs: Bubbling Scrub, Eau de Parfum, Butterbombs, REFRESHER SPRAYS! Lip balm (Ghost Kisses!) Candy Corn candy bowl perfume. The Amethyst and Tranquility butter bombs sound good too. 8/24/21 Could you use a journal or sketchbook? No, I don't write - my hands don't work well at writing. I am however trying to start painting (which is funny when I can't write legibly) and I might be able to use some nice watercolor pads and a watercolor set. Or maybe watercolor pens? (I have lots of brushes.) I could also use a starter set of oils. Do you need BPAL storage? Imps? Bottles? Nope, I'm destashing so much that I've been giving away my bottle storage boxes. I'm probably going to sell all of my imps and ammo cases as well. (major respiratory... skin breaking out from perfume... too lazy to change my scent locket all the time...) Do you wear socks? What kind? No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee? Fibers? Hardly ever. Bare feet and sandals the majority of the year except for boots when I go out to feed the animals in the winter (snow from Nov - Feb at LEAST, sometimes September - April.) However, I could use a bunch of nice no show or ankle black cotton. Inexpensive in a pack is totally fine. Do you have a favorite candy(ies) [or prepacked individual snacks] that you wouldn't mind filling up your box as packing material? Or teas/coffee blends you'd enjoy? If you prefer none of this, that's fine too! I think most of the tea and snacks I like would be much too expensive to fill up a box as packing material! Unless you can find a ton of the "iced tea" tea candy (I usually get it at an international market in the Seattle area, DK Market. I have a hard time finding any in the Spokane area but maybe I just haven't found the right place) - it's super light, I put it in my swaps and sales. I'm going down the Shore for a few days! Any treats you'd like from a cute beach town- salt water taffy? Fudge? Wrist fans? Tie-dye beach dress...? What are wrist fans? I want to go with you! A tie dye beach dress could be fun but it would need to be like a size 22. black, purple. How do you feel about fancy marshmallows? They're ok. I haven't been impressed by any that I've tried. But if you could make rose or lavender, I'd be down. Or clove! 8/25/21 We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour? Sweet over sour. Don't really care about shapes too much. Usually I just get the Black Forest organic gummy bears at Costco or Wine Gums from World Market. If I splurge and get weird shapes and flavors, I'll soak them in vanilla vodka or something. Anything from these Etsy shops? Kodiak Sea Charms nope Halloween Hill Studio, too pumpkin-y, not enough bat Grave Markings meh, glow in the dark moon is ok. What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop? too spendy. 8/27/21 I grow mugwort and it's harvest season. Would you like dried leaves for bathing or tea? Or a bound bundle for smoke cleansing? (Its said to be excellent for divination or lucid dreaming, but do not use if pregnant.) its also a digestive bitter and tastes great on chicken. I would love more bound bundles and some dried leaves! I grow loads of other herbs and I'm drying them now. Any favorites you might like? Mint, basil, oregano, chives, lemon balm or others? Yesssssssss all of them plus lavender and vervain if there any. I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest? Hello, yes. ALL THE GARLIC. And Onions. Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like. ALL THE FEATHERS but especially peacock tail. I grew a boatload of Green Shiso this year and plan to make a shiso pesto with it. Would you like some? (Nut wise it has pistachios) If it is shelf stable, sure! I also plan to experiment with infusing it in vodka. I'm planning a plain shiso infusion and a shiso citrus infusion. If they turn out would you like some? Yes! I love unusual vodkas. 8/28/21 Would you be interested in this hand sanitizer dispenser/keychain that doubles as a light (its eyes light up when you press between its eyes!)? (see photo here) YES ALL THE BATS although really I have no use for a keychain or hand sanitizer dispenser but it's so cute! If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in? I don't really have people to play with very often but I have Unstable Unicorns Control & Chaos (from the kickstarter, not the regular game), Exploding Kittens NSFW version, Talisman (god, that's ancient - I played it before my son was born and he's 31!) I have some games on my amazon wishlist but not very many since ... out in the middle of nowhere, no one to play with except when I can convince my mom and son to play with me. 8/29/21 DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES? Not especially. DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING? No, I don't really do magazines unless I want a specific knitting pattern and there is NO other way to get it. If you are enthused by the idea of receiving coffee, do you want whole bean or ground? AND do you have flavors that you like (or definitely hate and never want again)? Whole bean or k-cups. I hate Green Mountain k-cups and most el-cheapo ones. I love Peets, Tim Hortons, Dutch Bros, Deathwish Coffee k-cups. For bean, I love Vivace from Seattle (either of their roasts is fine but I always tend towards the ones described as caramel-y or foody and the darker the better), I can do Starbucks small blends/special blends, some seasonal blends, and Sumatra. (Right now I'm drinking Casi Cielo and I have some Anniversary blend from over a year ago, lol. We just found the grinder so most of my beans are really old but so far they seem fine. shrug.) I've found some chocolate orange, black forest, irish cream, and other flavors that I like at coffee shops - (but never the ones from the grocery store or bulk bins. They SMELL good and I'm always tempted but the coffee I make with them is always nasty.) I'm totally open to trying your favorites. I'll drink medium and blonde too, dark is just my go to. 8/30/21 Would you be interested in some very size-inclusive tights? There are Halloween patterns, but also most colours under the sun, and are very comfy. Not right now, I'm about to start physical therapy, seeing a dietician, etc. and am hoping to lose like 100 lbs, lol. So no new clothes until I am at a new weight! (except t-shirts and hoodies, I don't mind if those are too big.) What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level? I like habanero and jalapeno level heat occasionally and I add sour cream if too hot. Chutneys that is harder to do, so maybe way less heat on those. I do love pepper jellies but my dad made like 50 jars of it last time (kind of the bronco berry arby's style) so I'm good for a while but if it's a specialty of yours I would still love to try it! I think I have one jar of plum chutney left so I'm getting low. I was thinking of making some peach but ... not sure yet. I adore spicy dill pickles too, especially with lots of garlic! Dill pickled anything really -- carrots, beans, whatev. In case anyone else shares a love for adorable tiny plushies, any interest in v soft and cute vegetable/fruit plushies? There are also small animals. My dogs would totally steal them. I do adore tiny goth amigurumi and plushes - egyptian, cthulhu, equines of all sorts, baphomet, black philip... I like the super dark but cuddly. (like the squishables!!) The Polish Pickup/Indie Pickup is live for wishlisting, and will ship in time for this swap (this year). Anything strike your fancy? (It's not just nail polish...there's jewelry and bath scrubs and wax tarts and all manner of things. It's fun!) https://polishpickup.com/ I could use some really good nail strengtheners since my right thumb nail is splitting and won't freaking stop; it's down in the nail bed so I can't cut past the split. I like shimmery and holographic polish but no glitter as I have a hard time getting that off. Only five (seven) free polishes please - I looked through the ingredients and the ones I listed below seem to be ok. Some of the polish on that site is definitely NOT... found some nice colors that contain Ferrocyanide and/or Camphor and/or Toluene. Since I am really picky about clean ingredients, I didn't even look at the other bath and body. * Ring magnet * Paint It Pretty Polish | Party At The Castle * Whatcha | Night Of Mischief * EDK | Halloween's Finest Trick or Treaters 8/31/21 Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/ yes, all the things. Hayden Evens Art has released some new Halloween and Disney-themed prints and stickers. Do any spark your interest? I'll look through and add any to my art / sticker etsy list if I find any. So would you hate or be into more miscreant Halloween vibe decor - like wholesome figurines repainted, creepy dolls, goats with horns, (fake) animal skeletons, things in jars? Is anything too dark, morbid, or recoil worthy? ALL THE GOATS WITH HORNS AND ANIMAL SKELETONS (real or not real.) No room for things in jars and no creepy dolls kthx. I don't really have room for figurines either... mostly for stuff that hangs on doors or walls really. do you use any sorts of semipermanent dyes or do anything fun/wild to your hair? are there any hair products you like? I shave the sides and backs of my head, bleach my hair, dye it bright colors... or just dye it blue or violet black or a wine-red. I love Aveda hair products and Artic Fox hair colors (bright purples, blues, and wine-reds.) what about skincare? i am pretty into k beauty and am curious if others are interested in any aspects of this. Right now I'm using The Original serums and cleanser. 9/2/21 Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.'s Halloween & Fall collection is out (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com/collections/halloween-fall-collection😞 anything you might be interested in? Black No. 1 Michigan Moonglow Once Bitten Zombie Repellent These all sound good. I would take candles or soap in all of them. (I KNOW I SAID NO BAR SOAP BUT.) Regarding tea, what type of tea do you prefer? Black tea, green tea, herbal tea? Any type of tea you really don’t enjoy? I think I covered this already but I drink mostly black tea. Sometimes herbal (my Breathe Easy and Throat Coat or Aveda Tea/Licorice Mint.) Very occasionally green (especially Jasmine.) I do not like rooibos, mate, or pu erh. White tea is ok. I like matcha but I mostly purchase the matcha packets that you shake up with water because I don't have a milk steamer or the whisk/bowl things that go with matcha. (mmmm matcha lattes.) I love bubble tea too but not sure if that counts here. Mostly lavender milk, rose milk, jasmine milk, or honey milk. Tapioca pearls ftw. 9/4/21 are you interested in eco-friendly menstrual products? There are some beautiful gothic print reuseable pads I'm looking at specifically. I keep hoping mine will just totally stop. I'd be down with trying some reusable pads or a cup. 9/6/21 Bath and Body Works? I know this is a bit of a love em or hate em company, but I really love their foaming hand soaps and scented hand sanitizers and my kids like their body wash, so I'll be placing an order with the next good sale. Anything that catches your eye? Too many unclean ingredients in their body care. I don't mind the wall flowers but I have a ton because I don't use them very often. The Marshmallow and Fireside roomspray is a yes. Would love that in a wall flower too. 9/14/21 I'm making homemade applesauce this weekend with apples I picked last weekend. I'm going to try my hand at canning for the first time (got my mom, the experienced canner, on speed dial lol) If I succeed would you like a jar? If it's unsweetened, sure! 9/22/21 How do you feel about sniffies? Meh. I would like at LEAST a little bit of 'fume to skin test.
  9. Master Supplemental Questions List: 8/8/21 Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament? 8/11/21 Are there any collage artists in the mix? I would LOVE to curate one of spooky autumn goodness if my person were to be interested! Have you seen the Dragon con list? & would any of them appeal to you? Which Harry Potter house are you? 8/12/21 Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myself soon! https://www.etsy.com/shop/CaitlinMcCarthyArt https://www.etsy.com/shop/BatinYourBelfry I make beautiful and very lightweight yarn-and-ribbon hairfalls - would you like a set in the colors and length of your choice? If yes, name up to four colors and length in inches! Remember- this can be part of your Halloween costume! Would you appreciate a skein of handspun yarn? If yes, what weight? What colors? How do you feel about beads? Any allergies to typical fibers? Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons? Do you spend time in the outdoors? Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking? 8/13/21 The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything? The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye? Zeep's Spooky Collection drops some time next week. Here's the scent list. Would you like any wax melts, candles, whipped soaps, sugar whips (whipped soap/scrub hybrid), body butter sugar scrubs (moisturizing scrub), meringues (lotion), bath bombs, or bath rocks from Zeep? 8/14/21 Does anyone here like vintage halloween?  Examples: It seems like a lot of shops’ Halloween lines have items related to the same standard fandoms, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Beetlejuice, Addams Family, etc. Do any of those (or other ones) particularly resonate with you? How do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever. If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)? Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price? What are your fandoms, if any? Do you collect things like tarot decks? If so do you have a wish list or a list of ones you already have? Would you like a silk tarot bag? Do you like rocks/crystals? What colors / kinds? Would you like them with holes drilled (either as a pendant - you'd need to stick a bale in, or a bead?) My mom has an etsy store - she makes bags. Do you love anything from it? We can also do box bags, draw string bags, dice bags, etc. and if you want a different type of material or a different fabric pattern, I'm open to links to specific things. (yes, we have harry potter things. We bought most of it before JKR showed herself to be a twat since we buy lots of bolts at the same time - yes, we have a whole room stuffed full of fabric.) Let's say you want something knitted. What are you most interested in? (hat, fingerless mitts, scarf, shawl, cowl, infinity scarf, shawlette, gnome, doily, coffee mug cozy, talisman bag, dice bag, soap sack, washcloth (I have a pattern with the leviathan cross for bpal), amigurumi / toy, bracelet, cuff, necklace, other?) (Can you link to a photo of what you envision or a pattern on ravelry? Or put it on pinterest or something if you have that.) * What colors would you prefer said knitted object in? * Stripes, gradient, semi solid, variegated? * What type of yarn would you prefer? ("wool", BFL, merino, merino/silk, merino/silk/cashmere, merino/cashmere, just silk, just cashmere, tencel (non-animal, plant based), other? I also have non-dyed organic wool (mill spun) from our own sheep - finnsheep and shetland. The finnsheep is dark brown (sun bleached black sheep from Sarge and our two black ewes we can't tell apart so they're ewe 1 and ewe 2) or a lighter silvery beige (from freckles) and the shetland is white. (we just call her shetland. They're mom's sheep, she should have named them, lol.) Most of my stripy yarn is either merino or merino cashmere.) You can check out some of my finished projects on Ravelry if you like (click on the project for more photos) (I'll have to make a list of which items are available because I knit a lot of things and then just put them in a cabinet and gift or sell them.) Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies? (just erase the ones you don't want when you answer to make it easy?) (see list in this post under spoiler because long) 8/15/21 How do you feel about oracle decks? Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)? Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives) Oh, and are you into astrology? What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)? Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters? Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre? What's your favorite flower(s)? What's you favorite woodland creature? Do you prefer receiving a big box with all of your goodies, or is it okay if one or two things are shipped directly to you separately (with notice!!) for customs/shipping cost purposes (i.e. if there's something customs might not allow in from the States that can be shipped from within your country)? Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape? I have a literal stockpile of skincare products. Can I interest you in cleanser, sheet masks, moisturizer, sample things etc etc.? Or a general pampering package? What is your skin type? Anything from here? ChocolateStorybook on Etsy I have been enjoying the incense from here hand-dipped incense sticks | Hexennacht and here Hand-dipped incense sticks | Mr. Hex (mr-hex.com) Any thing interesting from either site? 8/16/21 Would you like some delicious coffee? If so, do you prefer whole bean or ground? If ground, what grind? Also, light or dark roast? Flavor preferences? 8/17/21 I may be going to the Renaissance Fair this weekend (if not this weekend then soon and multiple times), any Ren Faire goodies you may like? I always go to my town's local Farmer's Market and they have booths selling things like candles, Gourmet Pickles, Flavored Oils and Vinegars, dog treats (like bones and animal feet), honey, and bath products. Would you like any of these things? Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies? If you didn't say much about your reading preferences in your survey but would be interested in receiving books, can you elaborate a bit? Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters? 8/18/21 Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)? Are there patterns/prints (more guidance than general Halloween/Autumn) you like for things or are you open to whatever I may find that speaks to me? Any significant other or other special person? Like if I wanted to send you specialty cocoa for a date night, would that be OK? I am making up the cocoa part, but you get my drift. I would love to request folks to to put their wish list in this thread and link in their signature. I would love to decant from my oils if I have any my person is looking for! If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms? 8/19/21 Do you have an Amazon link? Can you post it??  if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry? If so, what’s your user name there?? 8/20/21 I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery. Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts? 8/21/21 So partner, would you be interested in a Frankenbag done in Halloween prints? Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about? how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox) I may have preemptively picked out 2 Halloween-themed mugs with cute matching spoons, before I knew who my match was going to be! So I leave it to you: Bat, or Cat? 8/22/21 If you mentioned aversions to any common Halloween decor items (skeletons, witches, spiders, etc.), how encompassing is that? Specifically, is a "kid friendly" drawing of that same item on a piece of decor (like, a book cover or wrapping paper) still a preferred pass? Would you be interested in receiving a never-used eyeshadow palette from Nororiously Morbid (gothy colors) and/or a never-used eyeshadow palette from Pretty Vulgar (romantic neutrals)? 8/23/21 I live in Japan. Are you interested in anything specifically Japanese I could get for you here (doesn't necessarily have to be Halloween themed)? For example, are you a fan of the anime Demon Slayer and want merch? Are you interested in trying some fun kit-kat flavors? Do you need a new set of pretty chopsticks? there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes? Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like? https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/fall-lineup-2021 8/24/21 Could you use a journal or sketchbook? Do you need BPAL storage? Imps? Bottles? Do you wear socks? What kind? No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee? Fibers? Do you have a favorite candy(ies) [or prepacked individual snacks] that you wouldn't mind filling up your box as packing material? Or teas/coffee blends you'd enjoy? If you prefer none of this, that's fine too! I'm going down the Shore for a few days! Any treats you'd like from a cute beach town- salt water taffy? Fudge? Wrist fans? Tie-dye beach dress...? How do you feel about fancy marshmallows? 8/25/21 We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour? Anything from these Etsy shops? Kodiak Sea Charms, Halloween Hill Studio, Grave Markings What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop? 8/27/21 I grow mugwort and it's harvest season. Would you like dried leaves for bathing or tea? Or a bound bundle for smoke cleansing? (Its said to be excellent for divination or lucid dreaming, but do not use if pregnant.) its also a digestive bitter and tastes great on chicken. I grow loads of other herbs and I'm drying them now. Any favorites you might like? Mint, basil, oregano, chives, lemon balm or others? I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest? Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like. I grew a boatload of Green Shiso this year and plan to make a shiso pesto with it. Would you like some? (Nut wise it has pistachios) I also plan to experiment with infusing it in vodka. I'm planning a plain shiso infusion and a shiso citrus infusion. If they turn out would you like some? 8/28/21 Would you be interested in this hand sanitizer dispenser/keychain that doubles as a light (its eyes light up when you press between its eyes!)? (see photo here) If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in? 8/29/21 DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES? DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING? If you are enthused by the idea of receiving coffee, do you want whole bean or ground? AND do you have flavors that you like (or definitely hate and never want again)? 8/30/21 Would you be interested in some very size-inclusive tights? There are Halloween patterns, but also most colours under the sun, and are very comfy. What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level? In case anyone else shares a love for adorable tiny plushies, any interest in v soft and cute vegetable/fruit plushies? There are also small animals. The Polish Pickup/Indie Pickup is live for wishlisting, and will ship in time for this swap (this year). Anything strike your fancy? (It's not just nail polish...there's jewelry and bath scrubs and wax tarts and all manner of things. It's fun!) https://polishpickup.com/ 8/31/21 Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/ Hayden Evens Art has released some new Halloween and Disney-themed prints and stickers. Do any spark your interest? So would you hate or be into more miscreant Halloween vibe decor - like wholesome figurines repainted, creepy dolls, goats with horns, (fake) animal skeletons, things in jars? Is anything too dark, morbid, or recoil worthy? do you use any sorts of semipermanent dyes or do anything fun/wild to your hair? are there any hair products you like? what about skincare? i am pretty into k beauty and am curious if others are interested in any aspects of this. 9/2/21 Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.'s Halloween & Fall collection is out (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com/collections/halloween-fall-collection😞 anything you might be interested in? Regarding tea, what type of tea do you prefer? Black tea, green tea, herbal tea? Any type of tea you really don’t enjoy? 9/4/21 are you interested in eco-friendly menstrual products? There are some beautiful gothic print reuseable pads I'm looking at specifically. 9/6/21 Bath and Body Works? I know this is a bit of a love em or hate em company, but I really love their foaming hand soaps and scented hand sanitizers and my kids like their body wash, so I'll be placing an order with the next good sale. Anything that catches your eye? 9/14/21 I'm making homemade applesauce this weekend with apples I picked last weekend. I'm going to try my hand at canning for the first time (got my mom, the experienced canner, on speed dial lol) If I succeed would you like a jar? 9/22/21 How do you feel about sniffies?
  10. twilighteyes

    What Scent Is This?

    you rock!
  11. twilighteyes

    What Scent Is This?

    I can't even find the original vintage halloween art! There are a couple of photos I found but it's pretty difficult to see the image. Second bottle from the front in this photo:
  12. twilighteyes

    What Scent Is This?

    It's 2005. I can't find a good photo right now but I'll keep looking.
  13. Green Tree Viper and Western Diamondback!
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