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About skyelyric

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    i'm an art geek and techno-hippie. love photography, calligraphy, photo restoration, anything yarn, critters, music, gardening, reading, learning new things, dance of all kinds, anything outdoors. hell, if someone tells me about it, i'll probably be interested.
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  1. skyelyric

    SW 2023

    would you like a scarf? If so, colors, length, iwide or skinny? Bulky yarn or thin and slinky?? sure! yarn weight not particular, just something soft and/or floppy, medium width? something lacy and decorative that's more accessory than warmth is also fun. anything just needs to be drapey because I have a short thick neck so I look ridiculous with anything tight up around it How about some dishcloths, for the kitchen? Or spa cloths for the bathroom? If so, which? Any particular colors?? Either, whatever you'd feel like making, I use both. And no particular color preferences, but speckled yarn trips me out because it looks like stuff is stuck to it. Would you like any of Cat Coven's Halloween goods? It's her original artwork based on medieval art. (It's a limited edition of everything, so hopefully things arent sold out yet.) Look at The Green Salmon's webpage The Green Salmon - do you fancy any of the teas, coffees etc? It's a favorite place for me to stop on the coast, and I'll take any excuse to drive to the ocean. What are your favorite halloween/samhain treats to eat? Please be specific. I have access to various candy stores, including healthy candy lol. I love fruit candy and gummies, specific to fall I used to like caramel apple sugar babies when I could find them. I even like those weird peanut butter taffy things in limited quantity. Would you like any of these Snag Halloween tights? And if so, which of their sizes? https://snagtights.com/pages/halloween The fern and toadstools are fun. I love the familiar but I never wear skirts that short. I generally go size F in Snag. Also is there anything you would particularly like from the UK? 8/30 What Halloween things off RedBubble do you like? Share link if possible. 8/31 Is there anything you might want from Japan? Snacks (autumn flavors are out~), nerdy stuff, cute stuff anything! honestly? a shokupan pan, I'm sure there are tons of other little things, I'll come back here. is there anything being removed from site or a virtual con scent you are interested in trying? think I'm ok here. Moonalisa.....she just released her new Halloween scents, lip balm, candles, and soaps, want anything? (mooscents.com) no thanks 9/1 I was wondering whether Tim Tams in any incarnation would tempt my witchee? I like them but I'm not the wild fan that some bpalistas are On the less sweet side, are there any other Australian things you might be tempted by? Do you enjoy fanfic? I would be happy to write something for you, and/or read/comment upon/gush over thing(s) you've written, if that's something you'd enjoy... All of my fan fic is in my own head, but I'm happy to read it Would you appreciate rare TAL decant(s) in 1 mL amber roll-on bottle(s)? sure. things of mind clearing, get-your-butt-in-gear type things would be particularly useful How do you feel about enamel pins? If positively, which fandoms or topics would you like? I LOVE pins. I put them on my knapsack. Fun critters, smartalecky sayings, pins from places (I get souvenir pins, I have some from virtual vacation swaps where my gifter has sent me pins from their place in the world, etc.) I have a couple pins from The Pickety Witch that are delightful. 9/2 I make lightweight hairfalls, the kind that can be attached to a pony tail or to pig tails. They are good for those of us that are more tender-headed. I use a variety of materials like shibori ribbon, and puffy yarns and pieces of lace and silk. You can use them for every day or as part of your Weenie costume. Is this of interest to you? If so tell me what length, what color(s) and if you want one for a pony tail or two for pig tails. Definite interest! Ponytail, my hair is alas too thin to pigtail now. Length, I dunno, 20-24" ? I have almost tailbone-length hair. Jeweltoned colors to show up against my dark hair, reds, greens, blues, honestly anything as long as it's vibrant. I have a new dance skirt that's red, navy, and lime green tie dye so I would kinda love an accessory that jives with that. During my recent travels I got to experience the incredible delight of Serge Luten perfumers here in Paris (imagine if the Lab and Anna Sui made babies inside a Cadbury Cream Egg decorated with stained glass windows and...you've come close to the experience of being in that shop). Anyway, after spending gobs of monies, they loaded me up with delectable samples of their insanely expensive wares- do you want some??? Haus Of Gloi just had their Halloween update! Anything appeal to you? https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/fall-1 9/3 I just came across this Etsy shop (TheGrayMuse) and I WILL BE ORDERING and wondering if you would like something from there as well? Future Primitive Soaps has released it's fall stuff. Would you like anything from there dearest witchee? https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk probably not. I had a bar of their soap and loved the smell, but it's too highly fragranced for the beloved I harvested some elderberries yesterday and I have a lot more out there, so I made a batch of elderberry syrup. Would you appreciate a 4oz bottle of it? sure! Do you want anything from Sea Witch Botanicals (I can buy it locally from shops)? no thanks Hirons Drug Store - which is basically an Unbelievable place to browse for every kind of eclectic, fun, spooky, weird, and even useful thing you could want - so tell me some Odds And Ends of things you like or want, I know this is open ended, sorry - - gadgetry, stickers, toys, pens, costumery, snacks, decoration, kitchen stuff, etc pens and notepads are always good, little fall decorations....this sounds like our downtown Ace Hardware, which is like the best ever Gift Certificates you'd like to places that are local to you? Nothing specifically comes to mind How do you feel about ILNP nail polish and what are your favs from the new Cosmos collection and any others on their site?? dark matter and shooting star are cool looking. I've never tried theirs, my go-to indie polish is KB Shimmer but I'm certainly open to others Would you be interested in anything from Alobudra? https://alobudrallc.company.site/products/ don't think so are there any more “traditional” Japanese souvenirs you’d like to have (think chopsticks, tenugui, washi paper, etc.)? stationery/pens, chopsticks 9/4 Would you like to try Brujita Skincare ? (Ignore the out of stock except for In Your Room collection and Inner Child Ritual candle.) Would you be interested in any jewelry or other items made with tiny bones from this shop? There are some Halloween themed ones: https://www.tinybonesandthings.com/s/shop While this is really cool, I think I'm a look-but-not-wear on these If you like tea, is there anything you would like from Bird & Blend? https://www.birdandblendtea.com/ anything within my general tea parameters 9/5 BloomChic - just discovered them - Take a look at the Halloween stuff, and tell me the link and the size of whatever thing you like! Very cute but I have too darn many clothes and need to pare down. Poesie Tea! Do you like? Some of my favorites are from this company. https://www.poesieperfume.com/loose-leaf-tea The peach chai, albert and victoria, london smoke and fog sound interesting 9/6 Would you like anything from Trader Joe's? (Pumpkin products are, sadly, not in stores yet, but they will be during this round!) I love TJ's, but I'm one of the lucky ones that has a local one. Never really tried their fall stuff though. Do you have any Halloween traditions? Usualy we dance in a halloween show, but I guess it's become a winter ghost stories show. I put out candy for the kids, and I do a little quiet remembrance for Día de los Muertos What about Halloween-related fandoms? (ie. The Nightmare Before Christmas) nothing in particular. I'm really more of a fall person than a particularly weenie person non-U.S folks!!! We always end up asking what we'd like from your exotic-to-us locales, but do you have any wishes for things from the States? I am stateside but I love getting local-to-my-person things. I really love getting honey from different places because it's so interesting how varied it is. I make things from thrifted sweaters that I cut up & make things from. Do you like armwarmers? yes! Long or short? can use either, but I have pretty big hands/arms so if you are my witch and need measurements let me know 😃 Solid color ( elegant) or funky stripes made from multiple sweaters? honestly, I can see the appeal of both. I like being goofy and eclectic, but I also wouldn't mind having something more appropriate to a long winter skirt outfit Fave colors? black, earth tones, rich saturated colors except yellow's not really a good color for me, anything else is good Is cashmere okay? sure, but handwashable would be better than anything that's dry clean only and I know some cashmere is that way Wool & related blends? ( I never use scratchy wool for arm warmers.) all good here. Do you like buttons used decoratively? go nuts! I also do coiled & sewn rope work- it's functional art I wrap the rope in fabric & add appliques. I just had my first art show with these- bowls, trivets ( that can hang on the wall when not in use), coasters. Is this something you'd like ? Oh, that sounds super cool! What sort of Halloween fabric? Whimsical? Witchy, bats, mushrooms, moths? I like nature-based or somber/atmospheric the best, or the silly cute critter stuff How gothy do you like? I like the aesthetic, but I'm not supergoth have velvets & sparkly stuff to work with too. What is your preference witchee? I tend to be more of a cotton/practical fabric person. I love the fancy stuff but it's more of an admire from a distance thing. 9/7 How do you feel about cherry things? Check out Cherry Republic and let me know if anything catches your eye! cherry is one of my favorite fruits/flavors. not sure on specifics, I'll look again, but I think I'd lean more towards sweeter offerings for fruit, not sure about cherry condiments Similarly, are you into fancy flavors of olive oil or vinegar? Check out Fustini's and let me know if anything appeals! Pretty covered here, we have an olive oil and vinegar store and I just stocked up, I love making dressings and other stuff out of interesting vinegars. We also have an awesome store for jams and sauce, American Spoon which you should totally check out! sour cherry and apricot preserves sound good, and I'm curious about the wheat and malt pancake mix Would you like some locally sourced maple syrup? sure Finally, I live in a place known for fudge. Do you like it and/or are their flavors you particularly like? My favorite shop is Murdick's if you need to see a flavor list. butter pecan, butterscotch, cherry, chocolate cherry all sound interesting, penuche and plain old chocolate are good too. And a slice of fudge would last me forever and a day because it's so rich I only eat a sliver at a time. Anything from the IKEA Halloween store catch your witchy eye? https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/campaigns/halloween/ not really my thing https://wildsoulriver.com I own the Magical Nature Tarot and love the feel of the cards. They have candles and teas and tinctures and books of the activist or witchy sort. Anything you see that you'd like? need to come back to this I live near a Penzey's Spice https://www.penzeys.com - do you cook? yes! cook, bake, candymake.... - Do you want fancy schmancy spices or spice blends? I have a pretty well stocked spice rack, but I'm always curious. - Do you have a favorite alternative source that you prefer and or recommend? For example egads I am asking lots of Qs Curio Spice Co, Diaspora etc do ethically sourced spices. - If you cook is there a type of cuisine you are interested in learning more about and would appreciate a starter pack of spices for that type of cooking? I don't really know of a whole bunch. Indian, Nepalese, Japanese are all cuisines I'm interested in exploring more Colourpop's Haunted Mansion collection dropped today. If you're interested in makeup or skin care, are you interested in anything from Colourpop? https://colourpop.com/ The multichome shadows look super fun but I need to look in more detail. Emo inside also looks lovely. Anything of interest from Cellar Door? (They have candles and soaps.) either candles or soaps. scents that sound good: seaside siesta, cypress grove for candles, or alpine shoreline, earthen glow, ginger fizz, walk in the woods, kitch-iti-kipi, manistee sands, honestly most of the outdoorsy ones sound really pretty Are you into wax melts, candles, incense, room sprays, or none of the above? Room sprays in more natural scents like citrus or pine, jar candles. No incense please, housemates can't handle them. Would you like anything from Luvmilk's Monster Mash? Werewolf boyfriend maybe in balt salts or milk bath I dye yarn. Are you a person who crafts with such? What fiber, weights, and colors would tickle your fancy? Would you rather have two different 100g skeins or enough of the same something for a bigger project? Avid crocheter, most of my regular projects are one or two-skein projects, mostly between worsted and fingering weight, though I do venture into bulky and lace weight on occasion. Provided my experiments work, would you be interested in a bar of homemade tallow soap? I promise I will not send you anything particularly suspect, so this is entirely contingent upon my competence. I am down for any handmade witchery. Do homemade caramels or shortbread tickle your fancy? This was actually my question, but I love both of these things 9/8 because I’m a knitting kind of witch, would you appreciate a pair of hand knit socks. If yes, would you like them in a particular colour? I have never had hand knit socks! No preference on color. What type of spooky season imagery do you like? (Ie. bats, ghosts, vintage Halloween, etc.) I like bare trees and blowing leaves, fall animals, moons, stuff like a moonlit pumpkin field with mist...more atmospheric and pensive than strictly halloweeny. Astrid's Autumn Line and Anniversary Tea Party just dropped. Anything you want? Flaxen sounds interesting, L’Araignée Opaline , Black Patent. They're all more things I'd like a sniffie of more than something I think would work out. Homemade and preserved food goodies - Which of these things would you like my dear witchie? All are organic and grown or made by me. sun-dried heirloom tomatoes dried ancho chile peppers - can be whole halves or ground into a delicious powder sugar-free candied pecans and walnuts or almonds gourmet quality fudge in many flavors (formerly from my ETSY shop which I had to close until I have my own home again) please give me an idea the kinds of flavors you like. My more popular ones are Penuche, Choc & PB, Pumpkin pie, Forest fruit (with cherries, blueberries and cranberries), Vegan chocolate chocolate, forest fruit, penuche all sound lovely dried italian plums (pitted) sugar-free canned plum or logan berry jam freshly dried rosemary, thyme, basil, parsley individually or in combo almond flour baked goods (low carb, sugar free, and gluten free) - give me examples of savory and sweet things you'd like Might you like a witch hat? Later this month I'm taking a class at an area museum where I'm supposed to decorate 2 hats. Also I crochet wicked cute witchy hats. I think this sounds awesome. If it's a wearable hat, nothing too tall, or something like a fascinator would be lovely, or if it's something I could use as part of a fall/halloween decoration that would also be neat. 😃 9/9 Do you see anything here that interests you? They have dry shampoos, whipped soaps, awesome hand cream, linen spray, sugar scrubs and perfume. https://www.etsy.com/shop/faefragrance/?etsrc=sdt I ilke the idea of hand cream or whipped soap, but all of her scents seem to be foodie, which isn't my thing. Anything you want from my favorite local tea shop? www.fridaytea.com second breakfast, caged heart, double cream earl grey, french cookie (black tea base), happy little tea, friday's afternoon. heck, I could enjoy half the shop, or a high-caf mystery pack How about from my skincare person? drjensbeautylab.com/ I confess I'm curious about the skin zen cream, but I do have a stockpile of face stuff at the moment so I'm hesitant to jump on any new bandwagons other than in small sizes How about from my witchy Chandler? https://www.etsy.com/shop/TeresaLynnsSimpleLux Appalachian Autumn, Petrichor, Wake the F* up, Tree Hugger, Calm the F* Down (sensing a trend here), What the actual, Ça sent bon , grapefruit mint, fixin to clean, pets welcome It's also that time of year where I make handmade soap (usually with calendula infused olive oil, tallow, oatmeal and honey) and candles (feel free to specify color and size, I don't usually scent them, but I do have a clover and apple scent I've been wanting to play with). I can also annoint and dress candles with TALs and herbs. Any interest? sure! scented or not, that sounds pretty. I also grow herbs which can be culinary or magical. I'd be happy to prepare a smudge or dry some herbs for your enjoyment. I currently have oregano (yellow and standard), mugwort, thyme, sage (purple or garden), tea peppermint, chives, lovage, plantain, comfrey, raspberry leaf, and yarrow. I'm probably forgetting something. I also make salves! My go to in an arnica, calendula and comfrey mix for healing wounds or chapped skin. This can also be used on pet paws. We do have barely enough time that I could do a custom infusion. I would use peppermint or chives as dried herbs, since I managed neither this year, and that salve sounds lovely. 9/11 Anything in the Paintbox Soapworks Halloween update looking good to you? https://paintboxsoapworks.com/new-limited-edition/2023-weenie-collection/ Demeter, Let me in your window, September, soaps or scrubs 9/12 If you have a furry friend living with you, what sort of treats do they like? Not furry, but Bandit has a love of bottle corks and red twizzlers (the corks she likes to tear up and the twizzlers are a treat when she goes in her house, I swear she eats actual healthy food 9/13 What is your feeling on seasonal mugs? Yes or, no? Too many in your house or bring them on?? Yes. I have too many mugs and I still love them Are your wishlists - Amazon, Etsy, etc - up to date, and if so, are they all linked somewhere that I can find them? ish? I will go through and then link Do you have anything you use every day that you wouldnt mind getting more of? Unscented or lightly scented hand cream/moisturizer Anything you love or need to have from Adagio or Rishi teas? Nothing comes to mind List here things you wish you would've added to your questionnaire I just thought of something yesterday and now it's poofed again. 9/14 Nocturne Alchemy just dropped their Halloween update! You like the looks of anything? https://nocturnealchemy.com/collections/limited-collection a couple things sound interesting: Karloff, Orange Blossom Wine, Haunted Tree, black honey. Is there anything you would like from the Weenie update? No thank you, went for a couple decants since nothing really jumped out at me. How do you feel about stickers? If positively, are there any themes you'd rather not have stickers of? I love stickers, nothing particularly gory or blatantly rude. I have a discbound notebook and got a clear plastic cover so I could put stickers on the opaque cover and have them protected. On there I have an Old Gods of Appalachia sticker, the seagulls have the Tardis (karen hallion I think?), an Aria Fawn sticker, a bumper sticker that reference my refusal to organize my life, and the 'I AM GOOD KITTY' possum. I love pretty stickers, too, and those get used for greetings cards and journals. What about crystals, cool rocks, and gemstones? Bring it 9/15 How do you feel about Squishmallows and Squishables? (They have mini and micro sizes for those who like cute plushies but don't have a lot of space.) I love Squishables *glares at Twi for starting this* I don't have the space really for anything other than micros or maybe one more mini, I have the mini Snow Wolf (thank you Twi), and Wolf, and a micro t-rex for my desk at work. Not gonna lie, the woodland plague set kills me, no pun intended Would you wear enamel pins with chains that are meant to be put on lapels? (Something like this.) I think I would find a shirt with a collar just to wear something like that. Speaking of enamel pins... The Pickety Witch's Autumn and Halloween collection just dropped. Has anything caught your eye? The trick or treat kitty pin and witch kitty are adorable. I confess I have the trick or treat goat and love it. I used to make mobiles out of paper cranes, would you appreciate something like this? if so, what size restrictions do you have, if any? ie., should it take up less space vertically or horizontally? color palette preference? I would love that, probably longer and narrower, and cool toned colors 9/16 ordering bulbs from https://oldhousegardens.com and was wondering if my witchee would like some. I love flowers but have really limited space. I would like to plant a few crocus though Would you like something like "sock arms" if I find time to craft? (Sometimes I make a pattern called Toast or Toasty {one has a thumb the other is just a tube} http://www.afriendtoknitwith.com/2008/09/toasttoasty.html. here are other photos from my blog: https://www.elkaknits.com/?p=845 ) -- If so what sort of colors? I love those and would totally use something like that. Color not particular, probably something darker, or in the greys/browns. Witchee, what's your take on seasonal-themed Washi tape? I think it's awesome but I never think to use it when I have it What about seasonal treats from Trader Joe's? I honestly don't even know what they have, I like spice and caramel, and apple things. I think I had an autumn harvest tea from them one time that I enjoyed. If they have fall-themed savory goodies I'd be down for that, too. My pumpkin spice consumption in generally limited to homemade pumpkin bread. I make gluten-free biscotti this time of year, lemon and also cocoa varieties: does this sound good to you? I do enjoy biscotti, and lemon is a favorite flavor in general. Would you like me to make a music mix for you? I kick it old school with a burned CD. If you're into this, name at least 3 to 5 genres of music you already love, or are interested to explore more of! I would love a music mix! I like rock, folk, classical, electronica, honestly I'm up for whatever. I'm not super nuts about things with particularly hateful lyrics, or anything discordant, but otherwise, bring it. 9/17 Anything here you like? https://bserway.com/ I love his art! I've got the spirit and Leafkin are great from the halloweenie types, Spirits of the midwinter timbers, The Crone's Seer, You hung the moon, Petalbearer, Magic hours, Thief, Foxtails, RAnni the witch, the little black mage, shroud me in obsidian night, or honestly just the mystery pack since I love stickers and postcards and such, and suprises are fun. Anything you'd like from my Ren Fest? There is an outstanding garlic based shop I'll be going to next weekend, for my annual stock up of their spice blends & garlic oil blends. Any other Renny stuff that you like? Well I love garlic. Otherwise, hair ornaments or shawl pins are fun, not sure what other little stuff there is about. know we are looking at a lot of candles, but if you are into looking at more (and it is ok to say you are not), do any of these strike your fancy? https://www.lakewoodwax.com/candlesforacause (Feel free to take a look at their current and signature scents too but I wanted to highlight these fundraiser scents first!) alas, no, they all sound a little too scent-busy for my housemates /19 f you are a person who appreciates tarot and oracle decks, do you have a strong preference about receiving new ones vs gently/barely used? Learning, and gently used is great Are you a Studio Ghibli fan, and if so, what are your feelings about fan made art featuring characters? I love what I've seen but haven't seen much. In general I'm all about fan art. Want anything from LUSH? Here's the link specifically to their Halloween drop (https://www.lush.com/us/en_us/c/halloween) BUT, feel free to peruse all of it. no thank you 9/20 Part 2 of the Autumnal/Halloween drop from Haus of Gloi is coming this weekend- take a look and see if anything is compelling! https://www.hausofgloi.com (fall part 2 is live on Sunday, here is a list of what is coming: https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/haus-herald/fall-part-2) maybe violet and blackcurrant or apples and hay butter bomb, scarecrow, old cider house, and hex sound nice, too. the dark fruit tea perfume sounds pretty. generally whipped soap or a scrub would be most useful Also, I live in Philly and will use ANY reason to spend time at the Mütter Museum- anything of interest (including, but not limited to, the well-loved BPAL exclusive for the museum, Ü?) https://www.muttermuseumstore.org probably not? maybe the museum pin for my knapsack If you are so inclined, do you want or need any natural items or ingredients for spellwork that could be collected from forests, ocean, fields or stream? I also have access to oak gall ink and various other esoteric substances. While this sounds awesome in theory I do not have the expertise to appreciate such Are you a fan of the show Cobra Kai? nope (I can't say I'd dislike it, but had no interest in watching) Do you enjoy any of the scented items from Victoria's Secret? not that I know of? Would you be interested in receiving a silver locket with papyrus and herbs inside, as a protective amulet? that sounds lovely 9/21 So Witchee mine, are you a spellworker? - any interest in acorns from a tree known as The Mother Oak at my Ren Fest grounds. It is the biggest tree I've ever seen in MI. It is cared for by tree scientists from MSU. It is the mom to every other oak on the grounds. Saturday is Mabon & I will go & gather acorns before the park opens to patrons as I do each year. But this time it's actual Mabon. So Witchee dearest, would you like some? I'm not a spellworker, but I do keep a sort of altar with special nature things on it, so I would love an acorn Witchee, do you like anything from Lenny Mud? not really my thing 9/22 From previous questions you've answered, I know a lot about the teas you'd like from specific places, but I want to know your more general tea preferences. Black, green, white, rooibos, oolong, herbal? (guessing I'm not your witchee since I answered a lot of this in my q'aire, but just in case. ) I drink primarily black but like green, white, oolong...I like some smokiness, but straight lapsang souchong can be a bit much. I like fruit or vanilla flavored teas, earl grey, rose. I like herbal brews and blends as well, just nothing with licorice root or any other 'sweet' aspect. I'm also not a tea snob. I love my loose teas and have tea balls and pretty teapots but my default quick cup is plain old Red Rose bagged tea. - Japan is particularly big on their green tea and hojicha (roasted green tea), any interest? Sure! I'm also a fan of genmaicha - My partner has given me an extraordinary amount of rooibos from South Africa. It's amazing and I'd like to share, so would you like some? not a big fan of rooibos unfortunately despite being uk based I’m probably gonna have to make a torrid order because I fell in. Anything catch your eye while I’m doing it? no thank you 9/27 How do you feel about nail wraps, like from Espionage Cosmetics? They are having a tempting fall sale. Anything catch your eye? https://espionagecosmetics.com/collections/itsfallyall23 I've never gotten into nail wraps, I just do polish Is anyone into colouring in? yep. floral designs, intricate patterns, animal things
  2. skyelyric

    gnome q's

    Would you like to receive Girl Scout cookies and if so, what kind is your favorite? no thanks Would you like a Gnome amigurumi? (smol knitted or crocheted gnome) sure! -- if so, What gnome colors appeal to you? (three-four colors please) any! be as mellow or as overboard as you'd like -- do any of these patterns appeal to you (I pretty much have all of them including the ones for humans but I'm not going to make a colorwork sweater for you, sorry. I *might* make a hat or mitts if you like grey, blue, and red as shown because I already have that yarn.) I like most of the little gnomes, Gnome de Plum is particularly cute How about Gnome tea towel(s)? A bathroom hand towel would be cool, but not sure what to do with tea towels. Everything else in my house is bar mops because they're either getting beaten up in the kitchen or covered in yarn/fabric dye in my workshop Would you like a cross stitched gnome picture / ornament? sure What's your favorite way to experience Nature? A hike in the woods, a day lounging on the beach, only as screen savers on your computer? I'm a hike/walk, work in the garden, visit a pretty place, occasionally scenic drive type. If I'm outside this is good. what kinds of safety and environmental concerns need to be considered for your gnome so they can safely reside at your home? will they live outdoors so they need to be weatherproof (for what kind of weather)? will they be indoors and need to be pet or child-safe? do they need to be very tiny or capable of hanging on a wall? no pet concerns, and would probably live indoors, possibly in my garden box so would need to deal with hot, dry, and daily watering, and then would be brought in for the winter if the gnome were an outdoor one. How do you feel about zombie or other horror gnomes? I think they're hilarious but I don't do halloween/zombie/creepy all year, so it would not be out most of the year Do you need any seeds? If so what varieties might you be interested in? Flowers, veg, herbs.. ? I love interesting flowers, and I generally try to plant dill, basil, cucumbers, tomatoes, peas, and beans every year, along with anything else that tickles me that season. Would you like feathers from my Peacock, Gary (short for Gyrados)? sure! if BPAL is one of your treasures, which BPAL would you like the mostest? (Maybe one that is available right now from BPAL and one Limited Edition/Discontinued?) I might be looking for a bit of Goblin since apparently the people I live with actually like it on me. If you are a tea drinker, which (if any) of these teas tickle your fancy? Naughty Vicar sounds delightful, coconut black or cream earl grey are the ones that sound most interesting would you like a tiny hand drawn gnome picture? that would be awesome Is homemade vanilla something you might like? I have a "Mother Jar" that I can decant from. These beans have been steeping for 2 years in a very nice bourbon. that sounds lovely. I love to bake but since I'm also limiting consumption of treats, using fancy stuff makes it an event Are there any colors you would prefer your gnome not to have? can't think of any If the creativity bites, would you possibly like a small embroidered gnome? Could be an ornament? Any gender preference or details you might like added (small mushroom, bee, heart or egg...)? sure! and I love mushrooms and bees, so a detail of either of those is awesome Do you have a need for cheese knife? https://ototodesign.com/products/bert-cheese-knife? sadly no, but that is hilarious I'll be in Seattle next week- any treat you might enjoy from the PNW? Spoopy/ Gothy things? Nice coffee beans? A Nirvana t-shirt...? a scenic postcard? I'll be back in Disney World next month- anything you might like from Epcot or Hollywood Studios? can't think of anything Would you be interested in a small copper nature totem that could nestle in your garden or amongst your plants? I can do some chasing to create a mushroom or a leaf or a special bug fren... yes!
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    Would you like me to attempt a small painting of your fur baby or to honor a former fur baby? Sure! I have a little felted replica of my Kali that I cherish made by another BPALista, but nothing of Larus. I will find a photo and come back to link it here. If you have cats, would you like some organic catnip harvested from my property and dried in our dehydrator? I grow it. I actually splurged and ordered some Liliths and Weenies. Are there any decants you're interested in that you didn't order? Are you interested in having a bag from our shop? (twinklentwilight.etsy.com) These bags are fabulous, I have I think 4 of theirs now, two project bags, a small zipper bag and one of the handle loopy ones and I love them all. Do I need more bags, probably not, do I use and love them, definitely. If you're up for knits or crochet, would you prefer washclothes, headbands, wrist cuffs, fingerless mitts, hats, or a shawlette (wear like scarf except not as long so can't wrap around your neck more than 1-2x.) I could probably find a bunch of the above with moon motifs or for dogs/sneks/birbs/cats to wear. (I made a wolfenoot bundle of patterns, will keep adding as I find cute things.) (sneks are here-> https://www.ravelry.com/bundles/snek-hats) Of the examples, fingerless mitts, washcloths, shawlettes are the most-used. I adore handcrafted stuff, and as a crocheter myself I appreciate the effort that goes into such things. I'm getting more confident in my embroidery and I'm ready to try my hand at embroidery on clothing. Would you be interested in a hand embroidered scarf? That sounds so cool! are you interested in an advent calendar? What kind? (Dog cookie, tea, chocolate, etc.) (here's a list at World Market for your amusement.) I think they're great fun. Teas, little chocolates...the chocolate ones used to be like the biggest deal when we were little, so it's great nostalgia. If I were to send a toy from one of my favorite critter toy sources, would you have any preferences? (squeaky/not, plush, chewy, etc.) Bandit actually used to chase around a kong sometimes, so something like that that she can throw around and take out her aggression on maybe? I know birds are weird. Little Wolfies - Arcana has dropped Hallowitch stuff and a 15% off deal. Shout out if you see anything you'd love! Alas, there are generally too many foodie notes there, which hate me. What are your favorite shops to buy fun things (treats, toys, clothes, whatever) for your fuzzy friends? Bandit's favorite stuff is corks, slices of 2x4, and cardboard rolls and boxes (she's a destructive little beastie), so mostly this is a moot question. wolfeloot, are you interested in a good karma squishable snow wolf? (or other squishable?) that is so stinkin' cute, and yes, I'm still a sucker for stuffed animals Favorite tea brands and flavors? I'm open to whatever *except* no rooibos, licorice root, stevia, or anything that artificially sweetens. I drink mostly black, flavored black, and herbal, but I like green tea as well. I get a lot of loose tea from Happy Lucky's because they're local to me, and we also drink a lot of Red Rose for the need-a-cup-of-tea-but-don't-want-to-think-too-hard, so needless to say I'm not a tea snob. Would you want a watercolor of your pet? sure! Dear wolfeloot, are you interested in a microwaveable bowl cozy? My mom actually makes these, so we're good here. Dear 'loot -- would you like a 2023 wall calendar (or other type?) What kind? I'm good on calendars, I have a desk calendar and my planner/notebook that lives in my bag at all times. Are you interested in having any freshly dried apple crips? (Golden Delicious and Fuji -- sliced, dried apples with nothing added.) yes! how culinarily adventurous would you say you are???? On a scale of one to ten I'd say 7 or 8. I'm willing to try a whole lot of things, but draw the line at deadly hot peppers and 'oh, this is so gross, you have to eat it!' stuff. Some-assembly-required things? Bring it! I'm perfectly happy to DIY stuff, and if it's beyond me, the beloved can be conscripted.
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    Summer Sprite

    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? n/a Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period? Anything you want from the UK? Seeds, y/n? YES Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner? skincare yes, lotions are always great 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? I have technically two decks, both gifted through BPAL swaps. I have a teeny Rider-Waite (like 1" tall cards) and the Ostara deck, which I was just gifted this spring and am slowly making friends with. I don't know that I need another deck at this point, but any good resources related to how to read (online, in book form, whatever) would be lovely, since I'm pretty much a novice. 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? Love both 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?
  5. Hello lovely swap partner! I just wanted to let you know that I plan on shipping your box tomorrow! I will send you tracking when I do. It looks like you can't receive direct messages rn.

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      doh! didn't know my inbox was full, I'll remedy that :D thanks for the package heads up

  6. skyelyric

    BPALentines Q's

    Tell me what kinds of coffee you like- whole bean? Grind? (If grind, what type?) Flavors? Light roast? Dark Roast? I do both whole bean and ground, and tend to stay away from dark roasts because a lot of them seem bitter. I tend to lean to the medium roasts. I like flavored coffee if it's more a suggestion than a wallop, like if I smell it more that taste it, but since a lot are too strongly flavored I tend to go for plain. LMK if you want anything from Mexico because I'm definitely going across for my birthday on the 29th! ooo...vanilla or dried chiles come to mind, I love to cook so anything spice/seasoning/ingredient wise is up my alley What are your favourite colours? Are you happy with Valentine's themed colours? As a rule, I don't do pink or white in wearables. I do like dark reds and other dark or jewel toned colors, black, earth tones. Wishlist links: will come back to this Jewelry?? Types? Sizes? Styles? Colors? earrings, generally dangly things, and i have a silver stud of a toxic creature in a second hole on one ear (alternates between scorpion, dart frog, and rattlesnake currently), ear cuffs, sometimes bracelets or anklets, necklaces. I tend to stick to silver-colored metals or mixed metal, or stuff on cords, no metal allergies to speak of. Stones, beads, whatever. Would you be interested in anything from Ravenstone? Really pretty, but too...clearly defined? for my tastes. I like a little more rustic or interpretive rather than super defined and polished. Do you have any interest in journals, planners, habit trackers, etc.? I'm good on planners, but I do like small journals, either blank or narrow rule pages, to tuck in my bag. Do you have a goodreads account or somewhere that tracks which books you've already read/own? not currently What kind of tea do you like? Type (loose leaf vs bag), and also flavours? loose or bagged, anything but rooibos or 'sweet' (licorice root, stevia, whatever) Would you be interested in anything from https://snagtights.com/, and if so, what is your size? I love their stuff! size F, could use another pair of chub rub shorts, or the capri length. Are you interested in secondhand oracle/tarot decks? sure! What category of makeup (and what shades) are you most interested in? Are you open to loose shadows/bullet lipsticks? I mostly use loose shadows and lipstick when not masked. Either bold colors or stuff on the tawny end of the spectrum if neutral, I'm super pale but warm undertone. Are you interested in ritual oils (e.g. Twilight Alchemy Lab stuff)? If so, what kind of intentions/magic resonate with you right now? I love the idea but never have the headspace to really work with anything Are you interested in incense? What formats? Alas, not so much, if I use incense I have to burn it outside due to sensitive housemates. Super specific, but pls note if you are a fan of Taylor Swift... I am not the target audience there, sorry.
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    13 Nights 2021

    8/8/21 Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament? sure 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! While I think this is a super cool idea, I stink at things like collage/scrapbooking, so probably not for me Have you seen the Dragon con list? & would any of them appeal to you? Which Harry Potter house are you? Hufflepuff with Ravenclaw leanings, though I'm another one that doesn't do licensed merch at this point 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 Very cool stuff but nothing I'd really display. 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? LOVE. No allergies to speak of, and I work with everything from fingering to superbulky depending on the project. Colors are totally open, I use everything from undyed to super dark/bright, my only particular preference is non-scratchy. Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons? Yes, but stickers tend to languish because I am terrible about committing to stick them somewhere. I do love adorning my knapsack with buttons/pins, and I will probably start doing that to my work satchel as well. Do you spend time in the outdoors? Yep. In my garden, on local park walks, occasional marked-trail hiking trips Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking? Both! 8/13/21 The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything? Hex on the Beach and Hiraeth I know I love, Nightwalker sounds interesting. Sugar scrubs and soap are most used, though I could probably use a lotion at work The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye? OMG I love this stuff!!! Of the Weenie pins, the Trick or Treat Goat is adorable, but I'm also drooling over the Lughnasadh Wolf Moon and Brigid's Wolf 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? The Mockingbird Lane body butter scrub sounds nice, or Ghost Stories, Harvest Festival, Orchard Air, or Pep Rally sound interesting 8/14/21 Does anyone here like vintage halloween? Not really my thing 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? Not a fandom person for the most part 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)? Loose or bags is good 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 am totally fine with however my gifter wants to roll What are your fandoms, if any? Nothing I'm really actively involved with 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? So far I only have a miniature deck, which I think is delightful but I haven't really learned how to read anything. I do drool over some of the artwork out there, I just feel like I need to learn what to do with one first before I start collecting. 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, but mostly in a found-object sense, like if there's a cool rock from where you live or something. I do rocks more from a look-at-it perspective than any kind of ritual thing. Geology was one of my favorite classes. 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.) Confession: I think I have three bags at this point--a little zippered Van Gogh Tardis, and two knit/crochet project bags, one in bare branches and crows, one with retro Daleks, and they are awesome. 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.) gnome, washcloth, fingerless mitts (I have a small collection of knitted things from bpalers and I adore and rotate through them all in cool weather) * What colors would you prefer said knitted object in? for wearables, darker colors, I don't have a particular preference within that. * Stripes, gradient, semi solid, variegated? Not a super huge stripe person, but otherwise I'm open * 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.) I think the unnamed sheep thing is hilarious, btw. And I have no preference. 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)? I'm such a total novice this is probably lost on me at the moment Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives) Oh, and are you into astrology? minimally What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)? 9 wide but I have seriously wonky-shaped feet so unless this is just for like stretchy house slippers, foot stuff is probably a no-go 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)? yes! seriously, I love flowers of any kind. If I had to pick favorites, zinnias, chrysanthemums, viola family What's you favorite woodland creature? small songbirds like chickadees and finches, for mammals probably foxes. I am equal opportunity as far as like critterart or whatever though. 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)? However it gets here is totally fine Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape? My mom is a saint and sewed me a boatload of masks, so I'm good there. 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? I am always down for moisturizers given I live in the land of no humidity, never tried sheet masks. My skin type is on the dry side of combination, and as dramatic as a damn teenager. 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? Alas, incense is a no-go, since I can only really burn it outside due to highly senstitive cohabitants. 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? Whole or ground is fine (medium grind? mostly drip or chemex made coffee here), light to medium roast. We generally drink unflavored with the very rare vanilla/hazelnut/some spice flavor thrown in. 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? Local honeys are always fun Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies? I'm fine with either or a combination, ex. this is the first day, this is the last day/halloween specifically, everything else grab at random. 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? Pretty open 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 think this is delightful. Yes, there is a beloved, and there is also my mom who is my coffee/tea/crafting compatriot. 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 ha ve 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?? I'm firechild on Ravelry, primarily crochet/tunisian crochet 8/20/21 I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery. I am cautiously interested Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts? sure. there are a couple things in my w/l, mostly hair gloss and atmo 8/21/21 So partner, would you be interested in a Frankenbag done in Halloween prints? sure! Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about? The featherbeastie is just insane, but no allergies per se, she's just picky and weird. how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox) I think this is lovely as long as it's small enough I could display. But I'm fine with found former-critter...bones, butterflies, etc. 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? Bat 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? My nopes are probably not kid-friendly-able, lol Would you be interested in receivin g a never-used eyeshadow palette from Nororiously Morbid (gothy colors) and/or a never-used eyeshadow palette from Pretty Vulgar (romantic neutrals)? I tend to use loose pigments more than pressed palettes 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? I love them, but I do have a bunch. Do you need BPAL storage? Imps? Bottles? Think I'm set here Do you wear socks? What kind? No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee? Fibers? I only really wear socks in the winter, otherwise I'm barefoot or in little slip on shoes. generally ankle or crew, because I have really big calves and I like my circulation. As far as fibers as long as it's soft I'm happy. 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 fine with whatever. Herbal or black bagged tea for work or little packets of snack things, crackers, nuts or whatever. 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...? Salt water taffy How do you feel about fancy marshmallows? I like them, and I occasionally get brave and make them, but haven't gotten much more adventurous than vanilla, and orange cream so far in my own candymaking. 8/25/21 We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour? I love pretty much any gummies, sweet, sour, bears, bats, rings, whatever. 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 wouldn't mind a tiny bit to try, most likely for tea or seasoning 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? my basil did not work out this year but I'm pretty set on other herbs I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest? ooo, garlic... Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like. I love interesting feathers I grew a boatload of Green Shiso this year and plan to make a shiso pesto with it. Would you like some? (Nut wise it has pistachios) No thank you I also plan to experiment with infusing it in vodka. I'm planning a plain shiso infusion and a shiso citrus infusion. If they turn out would you like some? shiso citrus sounds intriguing, so a tiny sample would be fun 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) while this is super fun I would probably not use it If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in? We play rummicub, boggle, and triominoes mostly, and I used to play a lot of backgammon with my grandmother. I like thinking and collaborative games more than just games of chance, and stuff like jigsaw puzzles. 8/29/21 DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES? Yes, but not in the OMG-must-listen-to-every-podcast type of way. DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING? Baking more than 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)? Can use either, and as far as flavors, I tend to lean toward the nuts, caramel, spices type of stuff as opposed to anything with fruit or baked goods. 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. Sure! (if this is Snag, they are awesome. I haven't worn any tights yet but the chub rub shorts were wonderful this summer) What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level? I love those kind of things, I'm good to medium, my housemates though are of a lower tolerance so err on the side of mild with chiles and the like. 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. Small critters are love, the fruit/veggies I'm not sure where I would display. 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/ Stella Chroma Harvest Moon and Sassy Cats Scary Meowster look really cool. 8/31/21 Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/ I could use some dried chiles, specifically ancho and guajillo, the elderberry syrup kit sounds interesting. could also use rose petals or hibiscus flowers. 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? While this stuff is super cool to see in other places, it probably wouldn't be anything I could display. do you use any sorts of semipermanent dyes or do anything fun/wild to your hair? are there any hair products you like? My hair is permanently dyed with henna and indigo, and unfortunately 'unnatural colors' are banned at work. what about skincare? i am pretty into k beauty and am curious if others are interested in any aspects of this. I'm curious about this stuff, but also tend to be in the 5-minutes-or-less camp for skincare regines, and a lot of the things I've seen are like multistep processes 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? 9/4/21 are you interested in eco-friendly menstrual products? There are some beautiful gothic print reuseable pads I'm looking at specifically. Actually yes. I'm very curious about these.
  8. skyelyric

    Cootie Q's (2020 SW)

    8/29/20 Does anything from Paintbox Soapworks catch your eye (http://paintboxsoapworks.com/)? I love Paintbox! The Nihilist Cream and Buttercup scrub are two of my favorites, and I like the soaps and body scrubs as well. Favorite scents include Blackbird, GTFO, The Englishman, Yuletide Mariner (winter LE), Gooseberry Beach, Sleepy Lagoon, Gardensong (summer scents) I lean toward the fresher or woodsier scents generally. I am curious about Demeter Forsaken and Hex on the Beach from the weenies. Does anything from the Trading Post's etsy page catch your eye (https://www.etsy.com/shop/bptradingpost)? Nothing currently but I'll update this if anything new goes up. 8/30/20 Is there anything you want from Japan? Current kit kat flavors are... Salty Lemon, Salty Lychee, Sweet Potato, Chestnut and possibly still some Cookies and Cream Ice Cream or Strawberry Ice Cream from summer. Other than that, anime goods, cute stationery, other Japanese snacks, lay it on me! Chestnut kit kats sound interesting. I love pretty stationery, fruity candies, black sesame, the glazed rice cracker mixes, stuff like that. What are your favorite self-care items or activities? I'm especially curious about things that you hesitate to do/get because they feel like frivolous luxuries. Most of my self-care stuff is more limited by time than anything. Like I love painting my nails but can't stay put long enough to let them dry properly, I have henna'd my hair I think once this year and I love my colored hair. I should take the time to take better care of my feet, they're usually cracked, and my arms are rough/bumpy but it's like they work just fine and don't hurt or anything so I don't take the time/expense to find something to fix it. 9/1/20 are you familiar with https://www.a-natural-alternative.com/ ? Take a peak & let me know if you might like to try something. The wool wash sounds interesting, and I use liquid handsoap in the kitchen all the time. The Cherry, or Oatmeal scents might be nice 9/2/20 Would you like a face mask from one of my favorite artists? https://akumuink.com/collections/facemasks good on masks since my mom sews them one of our fellow BPAL friends makes custom masks, Hakutaku Custom Masks on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HakutakuMasks/ ). Would anyone be interested in one of her masks? good on masks here 9/3/20 Would you like anything from here? https://www.etsy.com/shop/TaterRoundsBeauty Oh good grief, I totally don't *need* anything, but I am still going to go nuts looking at the shadow pigments and come back to this... Blood Moon, Lucia or Redrum, Grape Soda, mashed banana, vintage peach Enchantress lipcolor 9/5/20 what are your feelings on home made/ home canned jams & pickles or syrups? I even make things with berries I grow in my garden. I make both brandied & bourbon cherries. Syrups good for cocktails, in lemonade or tea, flavors include Lavender, Lavender + Lemon, & Lavender + Vanilla. Interested? Brandied cherries, jams, pickles, all wonderful. I'm a huge fan of lavender in like everything but food though. Is there something that you're especially hoping to receive for this round? For example, a brand you've heard of that you're especially wanting to try, or a certain "thing" that you really want but just cant bring yourself to buy for yourself?? Would you rather receive supplies/tools for your own craft/hobby or receive something you can't make yourself? I love artsy things made for me, I love seeing people's talent. But I also do a lot of fiddling with crafts, so anything would be loved, really. (I should probalby say minimal yarn though, like if you handspin or dye I would be all over that, but I have totes of yarn waiting to be used. Is there anything you'd like from Penzeys (https://www.penzeys.com/)? bwahahahahahaha....half my spice cabinet is Penzeys at this point. 9/8/20 Art and artists - anyone dig any of this? https://www.studiodesade.com/ (They also do masks, see here.) If you knit/crochet/weave, would you like custom dyed yarn? And if so do you have preference on weight, fiber, colors? Colors probably no neons, otherwise I'm open, and as long as it's pleasant to the touch I'm not partial on fiber. I do prefer plied yarn to singles and don't work a whole lot with the super bulky side, but anything bulky to lace is wonderful. what is one fun/frivolous thing for $20 or less that you’d enjoy? Don't laugh, but just a stupid cheap jar of bubble stuff., just the plain old stuff we had growing up, no fancy wands, no scents, just the old plastic round wand and bubble liquid. If I sent you to a dollar store with $20, what would you walk out with? Candy, small hair scrunchies, probably cheap kitchen tools for yarn dyeing, mailing supplies, maybe garden stuff 9/9/20 would anybody like a small cross stitch thing, like a patch or pin? or cross stitching notions like handmade needle minders? notions would be lost on me, the cross stitch would be cool 9/11/20 Is there anything you'd like from the UK? Do you have a particular fandom you'd like stuff from? How do you feel about tea? Preferences? Would you want anything from David's Tea (https://www.davidstea.com/us_en/home/), Steepologie (https://www.steepologie.com/), Bird & Blend (https://birdandblendtea.com/us_en/), or do you have a favorite tea maker to suggest? What about tea tools or cups? I'd have to look at their stuff. My favorite tea shop is Happy Lucky's Tea Shop (happyluckys.com) which is local to me, and my favorites are the Russian Caravan, Black Currant, and their oolongs. I'm really up for trying anything except rooibos or anything with licorice root since I don't care for that weird sweet aftertaste. I'm pretty full up on mugs and accessories. How do you feel about fragrant things for the home like incense, candles, atmosphere spray? Don't use much since my housemates are very smell-sensitive. Do you share your home with any loved ones (human, feline, canine, etc.) who might enjoy a tiny treat too? Live with 2 peoples, and we tend to share the snack goodies, and a crazy macaw who likes tearing up bottle corks as a treat. 9/12/20 Does anyone like the prints or items from www.ElissaMarieCreative.com ? Cute but not really my style What about www.drawingsbynicole.com? Anything specific? nothing here thanks Does anything from www.vapidlacquer.com stick out to you? trying to pare down my nail polish since I don't use it very often I do pour painting/acrylic fluid art (with varying degrees of success, haha). Would you like a custom piece in colors of your choice (takes 3-4 weeks with curing, longer if you want it sealed, so it would arrive post-round if custom) or a piece already finished in my collection? I have mostly 12 x 12 and 10 x 10s right now. Pics available upon request! That would be cool, I love other people's art After enjoying looking at the links several others have put in the questions, I decided to add some of my own favorite independent artists who I enjoy supporting - so, what do you think of the goodies from these people? And specific items you love? Enjoy! all cool and talented, but nothing I can think to want besides maybe from thelatestkate 1) https://www.catcoven.com/ 2) https://www.mineralgypsy.com 3) https://www.redbubble.com/people/thelatestkate/shop I adore her stuff! Could do a notebook or sticker/magnet The otter 'you can be a mess today', The platypus 'my own kind of beautiful', the bat 'I don't care if my best sucks', sloth 'hold on to your weird' baby crow 'you will handle this' owl 'fucking delight', pegasus 'mostly fabulous', puppy 'it's ok to be a work in progress' puppy 'no one knows what they're doing', fox 'you're still nice to have around' 4) https://www.marikapaz.com/shop/ 5) https://www.faunwood.com 6) https://www.shannatrumbly.com/ 7) https://fiddlersgreenzine.com 8 ) https://www.hedgespokenpress.com One of the things I do is make nifty things from sweaters that I cut up & upcycle into things like super warm mittens, arm warmers, striped arm warmers, cowls, teapot cozies, & French press cozies. I don't have a slipper I love yet, but I'm working on it. So, which of these things might you like? Give me some thoughts on colors you like & if for a teapot or press, I need to know a size. arm warmers or mittens, I do have like a men's m/l hand/arm size I enjoy historical reproductions and am a fan of LBCC Historical Apothecary. Is there something in her store you might be interested in? the liquid lip stain type stuff, I already use cake mascara but still have plenty left. 9/13/20 Do you have a favorite art style/movement/artist? not really any favorites, I like impressionist art, modern fantasy artists like Aria Fawn, to give you an idea art around here involves Van Gogh prints, Jerry Uelsmann, AB Word, a print that looks like a petroglyph of running deer...it's a bit all over the place. Who is your fashion icon(s)? not applicable What is your favorite mythological creature? can't pick is there anything you want from Lush? not in particular Do you need any astrological work done, since thats one of my professions? Any particular areas you could utilize a consultation? I feel like right now I'm too scattered to make use of it How do you feel about the homemade fudge I sell in my etsy shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/HollysRainbow -particular preferences, flavors (consider I take special flavor requests all the time!)? Holly makes awesome fudge (presuming she's not my witch since we've swapped a ton over the years). How do you feel about keto or sugar-free, low carb baked goods or treats?? not dietarily necessary for any of us, but definitely would not be shunned. I am trying to get us to cut back on sugar around here 9/14/20 Anything you'd like from Future Primitive: https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk they sound nice but nothing specific Do you have an Etsy wishlist? I have a ton of favorites under skyelyric over there I wanted to share this link to a soapmaker I love and ask if y'all see anything you would like from them! https://www.herbneden.com/ the soaps sound interesting and not too heavily perfumed Nui Cobalt Designs perfumes...(just got her latest email): How about the scents being discontinued? The Critters? https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/collections/critters-2020?page=1 or other ones? Missed the critters, need to look at the rest 9/15/20 I have a friend who does pet caricatures. He's done ones for all of my pets. Is this something you would be interested of for your pet(s)? Bandit is her own caricature Do you decorate seasonally/for holidays? Is there anything in particular you would like to that end? I decorate for the seasons more than holidays, like I have a little bit of christmas and halloween stuff, but it's more generic winter or fall kind of things that I can just leave up. Would you like anything from House of Gloi, especially from their Autumn Update? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/fall-1) The old cider haus sounds good, but a lot of the other stuff is a bit foody for me. I know the tea question has been asked, but what, specifically, about Adagio teas? I've ordered from them before and enjoy their teas, so I'm happy to get from them within my preferences (no rooibos, no licorice root) What about anything tempting from Dandelion Chocolate? (https://store.dandelionchocolate.com/pages/home) I love chocolate but I'd be afraid the nuances of fancy chocolate would be lost on me. 9/16/20 Would you, my dear Witchee, like anything from April Gloom? https://www.etsy.com/shop/AprilGloom (this is our @spookygrrrly - switch witch code coming soon to a spreadsheet near you.) the skull in the jar pin is adorable How about from https://twinklentwilight.etsy.com ? (This shop belongs to @twilighteyes - we can maybe crochet some of the unicorns that are sold out...) I actually have a couple of her bags and I love them. Would you enjoy anything from my friend Brian's Etsy shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/BrianSerwayArt? He reminds me of another of my favorite artists, Aria Fawn. I love the Petalbearer, Slimeglow, Honeyminer, Loner, Trance Crescent, and I have a soft spot for the Mail Kupo and Black Mage, because gaming nerd. Are you a sock person? If so what are your favourite kinds to wear? Do you have a sockdreams wishlist? I am quite honestly a barefoot all the time person. I like nice soft boot socks in the winter with my big clunky shoes and snowboots so my feet don't freeze, but I am not a socks for the sake of socks person. Also I have huge calves so cute socks are generally a no-go If you're not near one, is there anything from Trader Joe's you'd like? I live near one 😃 How do you feel about local items from my city, like spicy (think chili) things or local coffee? The coffee is not spicy lol. I love local stuff! It's fun to learn about my witch through stuff from their place in the world do you have good feelings about Funko Pop? I think they're adorable but don't have a ton of room to display stuff Candles! Anything from these places catch your fancy? https://cantripcandles.com/collections (restocks Friday 9/18 at 9:00 PST) https://miruscandles.com/collections https://briarwickcandles.com/collections 9/17/20 Is there something from your fandom that popped up in another country you'd be particularly interested in? What, and what store? I wouldn't know what, honestly. Would you be interested in some boozy chocolates (or anything else) from https://www.chocolatemoonshine.com/ ? generally interested in things like fudge, but nothing specifically from there, though their truffle bars are really pretty 9/18/20 Witchee, assuming you like home made/home canned condiment goodies, what is your spice level preference? If you mean heat-spicy, medium or lower is great. The milder it is, the more I can share it with the rest of the house. I like hot food, but since my household is really sensitive, I've learned to do flavorful without heat for the most part, alas. Would you be interested in anything from Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.? Soaps like Cannon Beach Daisy or Ginger Fizz 9/19/20 Lilith are up! Is there anything from the release that you want? Decant or full bottles? The Liliths are my favorite update, so I already jumped on a few decants and a blind bottle of Boop because I get the Lilith and puppydog every year. How would you feel about recipes? Love them! Send me your favorite recipes, chat about cooking with me, I love cooking/baking/candy witchery, you name it. Would anyone be interested in anything from Bucees?! It’s a magical giant beaver gas station/shop! It has spices, fudge, Knick knacks, all things Texas, candy, beef jerky, roasted nuts, and of course beavers! Most things like the fudge and nuts are made in house. This is hilarious. I collect pins to stick on my knapsack, so something like that would be fun, snacky stuff. 9/20/20 How do you guys store your decants so they are not a confused mess? If you've got a system, please share it. still working on this myself. My sale box is categorized in a bead box with each compartment for a different thing, like GCs A-C or whatever. My personal stuff is less organized, but all my bottles are in a wood box with labels on the tops. 9/21/20 I'm a knitter. I have some knitted washcloths done, and can knit up more. Would you like some? Also, if answered soon enough, I can maybe get a scarf done. Would you like one? What colors would you like? Thin or thick? With or without fringe? Are you allergic to any fibers - wool, cashmere, angora, alpaca? I have no allergies, and I love using and wearing other people's handywork. Witchee, darling, there's a *slight* chance I might be going on a trip next week and *might*, in the course of this trip, have access to Disneyworld goodies from Epcot and Magic Kingdom - any stuff you might desire? the aforementioned pin, either a generic park one (Epcot was always my favorite) or if characters, anything Winnie-the-Pooh family, or Wall-E, Stitch, etc. 9/22/20 Would you like any of Snag Tights’ Halloween offerings and if so, what size? since I'm not doing anything for halloween, probably not. Do you prefer getting one or two really nice/more expensive things or several smaller/less expensive little things? Or do you have no preferance? No preference. You're doing something thoughtful for me, so that is awesome no matter what form you choose. Witchee, do you like tea? If so, what kind? Love tea, black, green, oolong, herbal, loose or bagged. I don't care for rooibos or anything with licorice root but otherwise pretty much anything is fair game. Witchee, do you want anything? Shirts, mugs, postcards from Anarchist Seattle, Portland, or New York.... https://www.redbubble.com/people/litlnemo/shop?artistUserName=litlnemo While I think it's hilarious, I can't think of anyting I'd have a use for. Would you be interested in a gently-used tarot deck (or other oracle)? If so, toss out some styles you gravitate towards, cause I have SO MANY DECKS and I'd love to send one or more along! I wouldn't even know as far as styles, but I love the idea of this as it's something I've wanted to learn. Are you interested in receiving a burned CD of music? If so, name of genres, artists, styles that you are into or would like more of to explore. I just love the idea of a CD of my witch's favorites--introduce me to what you love! My only caveats would be no explicitly violent lyrics Do you have an Amazon wishlist? If you do and you're ok with getting stuff from it, please share the link! I do but it's a hot mess right now, will update if I go through it, mostly it's just miscellaneous art supplies and books, I'll try and make a list just of little things that would be helpful and then link it. Pumpkin/pumpkin spice – yay or nay? Yay in food/drinks but nay in other products (soaps, perfumes, etc.) or vice versa? What are your thoughts? I love the pumpkin food stuff, pumpkin bread, pie, etc, savory squash dishes...I'm not big on the pumpkin spice latte craze, I'd much rather do hot mulled cider or sweet chai for drinks. Foodie perfumes tend not to play super well on me, so I avoid that kind of thing in body products and perfumes. Candy corn – love it or loathe it? Or just don’t care much one way or another? I like it during the appropriate season, but I think the other holiday themed candy corn is silly. 9/23/20 https://www.poesieperfume.com/loose-leaf-tea <---- would you be interested in receiving tea and / or scents from Poesie? things that sound interesting: teas:Fancy a Cuppa and Albert+Victoria scents: Charm of Making, Artemis, Cathy, Pemberley, Oyster, Full Moon, Villa Diodati, Myself Invisible, Innocence I have been remiss--witchee (or anyone needing a minion), I am notorious for homemade caramels, shortbreads both savory and sweet, and catnip/catnip laced toys. I've also started playing with homemade marshmallows and fruit candies. Any interest? This was my question, but if my witch is the kitchen crafty type, I would love whatever homemade goodies. The catnip obviously is not relevant as I am the crazy catless lady. 9/25/20 I happen to live near this amazing place. Do you have any interest is anything that I could pick up there? The have hand made pottery, cookie molds, cookbooks with historical recipes all sorts of good stuff. https://www.gcv.org/shop/ I love historical cookbooks and pottery 10/1/20 Would you be interested in anything from KBShimmer's new Fall nail polish collection or their Falloween collection? The Creep It Together and Smashed are interesting, but I don't wear nail polish super often anymore.
  9. skyelyric

    SW 2019 Q's

    9/18/19 Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/ I'd have to be careful here. I got a bar of Festival at one point which smelled amazing, but even the after-shower soap smell was so strong it made my super-sensitive boyfriend cough. That said, all of the spring scents sounded amazing, as well as things like Lime Cooler, Rook and Raven, Orange Mallow, OM Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of? Don't do horror for the most part, the closest things to horror on my movie shelf are Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Sin City, and 13th Warrior Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)? yes! all of it honestly, and a hat that covers ears without looking totally doofy would be awesome Do any of these knitted items appeal to you? all the ones left in the list. 😃 Easy Fingerless Mittens Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf Odyssey Shawl Rikke Slouch Hat How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)? bring 'em on! thrifted, re-homed, handmade, all of this is awesome. 9/20/19 I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested? possibly? tested makeup is totally fine, I just don't know much about their stuff other than that people are nuts for them. when I wear makeup, it's mostly eyeshadow pigments (which get used as liner, I don't have separate eyeliners), and lipstick. I tend to gravitate toward warmer tones or bright colors for eye makeup, and lips can be either warm or cool toned reds, or more neutral tawny shades (like warm nudes, terra cotta, etc., but I can't wear pinks or peaches) I don't wear blush, and my foundation is custom concocted from like 3 different shades, so I'm a lost cause there. Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands? As long as it's not some long complicated routine. I'm a 'remove makeup if I'm wearing any, wash face in the shower, slap on some moisturizer' type person. Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated? The Pooh Bear raglan was kinda cute What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?) · animal rescue · pie · dogs · bears · turtles · inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…) Honestly, any...dogs and animal rescue are the things in that list closest to my own heart, but I think I know all the stories to appreciate any category. I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations? I collect pins to stick on my knapsack, so ones from various places are awesome. Otherwise, dunno. I love good black tea, so that would be a London thing maybe? I know I drank a whole lot of tea when we did our England/Scotland/Ireland whirlwind a couple years ago. Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie. I like pretty stationery, and black sesame stuff. 9/22/19 Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love? Honestly, no idea. I wouldn't mind finding a good lip stain, but that's the only thing I know I could use. Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? gotta think on this and come back Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive? I love reusable food storage stuff, haven't gotten to try the reusable waxed wraps yet 9/23/19 Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths? I'd really like to try Boots, Bullseye, Health Goth, Lazy Daisy, Go Hawks, Social Justice Paladin, just in imp/tester form. I will be blind buying a bottle of Saturday Morning before they go just because I adore the Lilith and Pickle blends and get a bottle of whatever that year's is every year on principle. Would you like anything from Lush? not that I know of 9/26/19 Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? As mentioned above, I love pins that I can stick on my knapsack. I also have a thing about found bits of places--a rock, a shell, a whatever from places I've been. Kickstarter (and similar): Any thoughts, witches? I'm kinda of two minds on Kickstarter? I love the idea and have funded things there and on Indiegogo, but since it recently came to light that they're anti-union, it's now kind of an 'eh' thing. Still supporting people and ideas that might be awesome, but a company shitting on its workers gets a cut of that...so. yeah, here we are. 9/28/19 Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share? I have Amazon wishlists under my name, and on etsy my wishlist is under skyelyric, more to get an idea of my tastes than anything And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size? necklace anything from choker to long is good, bracelets I like to be fairly close to wrist size so they don't flop about too much. I do like things like twisted wire cuff bracelets a lot Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy? The Elderflower Prosecco and Coconut Milk Oolongs, The Big Smoke Pu'erh, Smoky Russian or any of the plain black teas or earl grey blends. Honestly with tea, about the only thing I avoid is rooibos. Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any? What colors?? I actually make a lot of crocheted washcloths myself, so this wouldn't be a need, per se, but I do use them. Colors probably blues or browns but not really particular. is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy? I like the actual German Haribo gummies, and the halloween mix gummies they have are fun. Mostly we spend time in the foods, and tea...ooo, the Downton Abbey Rose tea is on my 'when they have a tea sale' list, it's like drinking Turkish Delight. Decoration-wise, dunno, it seems like they didn't have as much going on this year. I like little fall critters, and tend to do more low-key halloween decoration, more dark atmosphere than active halloween. 9/29/19 There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com) The shiny stuff is interesting, but not something I actively need. How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks? Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)? New or used? I love the idea, since I'd like to learn to read them at some point, and I do love some of the artwork (especially stuff like the crow deck or other animal/nature themed art). I have a miniature Ryder Waite deck, but I'm talking like 1" tall cards, so I've looked at them a bunch but not used them. Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye? Sure and for colors as long as it's shiny, I don't do much with matte pigments. I did decide recently that I should have a bit of red eyeshadow in my arsenal. 9/30/19 do you have a favourite saying or quote? 'if you can't be a good example, be a dire warning,' 'as you slide down the banister of life, may all the splinters face in the right direction,' 'the miracle is not to walk on the water, or to fly in the sky, but to walk on the earth.' 'this, too, shall pass' How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit? I'm good with anything under 100k for the most part, I like hot food as long as it's flavorful. If it's something for me to cook though, I'm limited by the fact that my housemates are firmly below 50k. How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom? Fun, I like to color once in a while to just chill out. 10/1/19 A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable? (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.) Any fiber issues? I think 90% of things work just as well in knit or crochet, and I can be rather militant about that, lol. And no fiber issues, but I do like soft things. (and yes, if what you can afford to work with is acrylic, I LIKE ACRYLIC JUST FINE, seriously, I will never ever yarn shame anyone, and I'm pretty militant about that, too) About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else! I caved and got some decants along with ones I ordered for my own witchee. The ones I'm interested in sniffing and didn't order are That 'Ere Wolf and the wilderness one, I did update my w/l accordingly. Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy? Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y? And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc) Why yes, yes I am, and I'm pretty varied in my tastes. I live in a pretty booze-happy location, hell, we're going to a 'Singing on Tap' event next week (the local chorale does them quarterly at various breweries and bars here). I like beer but tend toward the malty/grainy side rather than the hoppy, so no IPAs, etc. My favorites tend to be things like Belgian and Scottish style ales, fruity wheat beers, and the occasional stout or porter--one of our local places does a coffee stout, among their other excellent offerings, which is amazing (https://www.horseanddragonbrewing.com/). I like ciders, sweet stuff (fruit wines, mead, liqueuers (sp?)) in small doses, wine on occasion (but we're super classy and drink the boxed version mostly, because it tastes perfectly fine, and cheap), and for hard licquor, I mostly hang in the Irish whiskey and Scotch realm. Most of the rest only exists in mixed drinks. 10/2/19 Nail Polish: Do you need or want some? If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? This is definitely not a need, I just offloaded like 20 bottles for $2 at a yard sale to get rid of it. I like funky frosted or metallic colors, so if you see something really interesting, I'd probably love it. (some of my favorites are OPI Just Spotted the Lizard, BPTP October, and a few of the American Gods colors, just for reference) Does anyone else do nail wraps? never tried What about postcards? Love it Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)? How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt. I love to cook and mess with food, so funky salts are awesome. 10/3/19 I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip. Are any of these relevant to you or your household? This was my question, but I'm up for any homemade goodies. 'Nip...I'm the crazy catless lady. I grow it and deal it. Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits? Love to cook, but my spice drawer overfloweth. Would you wear any of these? Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)? Hoods or things that cover my ears/neck are good. I do love shawls though I have a few (I just rotate). Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever? contemplating What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? This probably doesn't apply to me since I mostly am finding vegan things for others.
  10. skyelyric

    No Coward Soul is Mine

    This is just incredibly beautiful. It starts off heavily lavender, but sadly my skin eats that pretty fast. What's left behind however does not disappoint, it's a gorgeous blend of soft wood and soft herby floral, neither camp is overpowering, and it hangs around in this state for quite a while. This really is a scent of gentle strength, it's not in your face, but comforting and fortifying. There's a little bit of something in the wood notes that reminds me of Lawful from the RPGs, as well.
  11. skyelyric

    Honey and White Carnation Bath Oil

    I'm really pretty delighted by this--If I smell deliberately for them, I get honey and carnation, but if I just sniff without thinking about it, you know that smell in springtime when all the neighborhood trees are in bloom and it's like sweet happy pollen and bees everywhere? This is exactly that scent to me.
  12. Green coconut, ti leaf, fir balsam, hyssop, and cypress. Oh wow, this is a morpher, but Twenty-Four Paragons is absolutely stunning. Seriously, skin test it before you consign it anywhere. In the decant and wet, the fir and cypress are at the forefront, clean and astringent but not overpowering, though it's hard to get much else underneath it. Over the course of the dry-down the evergreens fade, and I'd kind of forgotten I was wearing it until a billow of gorgeous creamy, slightly woody coconut showed up out of nowhere. On me this really bloomed when it hit the coconut state, and doesn't seem inclined to morph any further. I can't pick out individual notes, I'm guessing the woody/floral aspect is coming from the hyssop, and I'm not sure what ti leaf smells like to know what to attribute to it. Overall this is the surprise hit of the Lupers for me. Once it settles, I'd put this in the same family of scents as Intrigue, I think, with the woody coconut, but this is bright and creamy where I get a dark, slightly dusty feel from Intrigue. It reminds me a little of the coconut in Goldenrod Crab Spider, too, but without the tang of citrus from that blend. Overall impression, I cannot stop sniffing this. I liked the evergreen phase, I *adore* the coconut.
  13. skyelyric

    Thought Photography

    This is really quite lovely. When I first put it on I get the lavender, but it fades on me (and I don't know what palo santo should smell like), but I'm left with that elegant classic perfume kind of scent. Strangely it reminds me a fair bit of Seated Couple from the Lupers a couple years ago.
  14. skyelyric

    12 days swap 2017

    Are you coveting anything currently available from Haus of Gloi? Scrubs are always useful, and Snow Wolf, His Sweater, and Rosy Cheeked all sound nice, scent-wise Are you coveting anything from the Paintbox Soapworks update that just happened? Yuletide Mariner is one of my favorite scents from Paintbox Are you coveting anything from Cocoa Pink? never used anything from them How do you feel about pomanders? sure! How do you feel about savor soaps? scrubs or moisturizers in the non-foody range, like pipe smoke or the balsam and cedar, or something citrusy sounds good. Or Perfectly Posh? never heard of them, so no idea Favorite animals? all of them! dogs, foxes, dragons, frogs, little songbirds, hummingbirds, even the fuzzy wee beastie that ate all of my pea seedlings last spring (my neighbor has rabbits...like, ALL of them it seems). Weird question, but it's on my mind: Do you have a strong preference for consumables (soaps, candles, food, etc.) over other stuff? not a strong preference, but I like things I can use or things that have a purpose, and probably not a huge amount of soap-type stuff because I can only use so much. Would you be interested in one of the Colorpop pallets? Anything else from Colourpop? I have so. many. eyeshadows. probably set on the makeup front, though they look fun. Would you like any holiday music? if so, do you prefer a CD or MP3? either format is fine, and sure...holiday, non-holiday, quirky stuff you listen to because you hate holiday music, it's all good. Do you like toffee or fudge? love both Do you have feelings about fruitcake? We're talking whiskey soaked homemade fruitcake, not a brick in a festive tin. I've never had actual fruitcake, so I'd be down to try this. I am familiar with the old Claxton fruitbrick, and we make stollen every year and lebkuchen, which are sweet bread/cookie things with candied fruit (and I love both), but I've never actually had real fruitcake. Any strong nail polish and/or makeup preferences? I think I'm basically set on makeup, though I'm still hunting for a nice brick/tawny red family lip stain. Nail polish I don't wear often, but I love shimmery/metallic/etc., and kind of intrigued by mattes, but not a fan or cremes or anything with a lot of glitter. If I have to fight to get it off later, I won't generally wear it. Are you interested in anything from my etsy shop? https://www.etsy.com...winklentwilight(bags, stuffies, hats, fingerless mitts, lefse cozies...) I love the knot bag style and that fox fabric is adorable. How do you feel about amigurumi (little crochet stuffies...animals, characters, ornaments, etc.)? love them, ornaments or stand-alone little things. If I were to crochet you something wearable, do you have any preferences? Do you like hats, scarves, gloves, other? And would you prefer something fun and whimsical (e.g. fox face hat or owl mittens), something delicate and pretty (e.g. lacy wraps or scalloped boot cuffs), or just something like a basic, no frills beanie or cowl? Do you have a Ravelry account and a list of favorite patterns? whimsical, pretty, basic, I love it all. Cowls, hoods, hats, handwarmers (just the tube with a thumbhole kind rather than the short finger version, I like my fingers free), or mittens, decorative scarf/shawlette type stuff that I can wear indoors as an accent rather than hidden under a heavy coat ...I'm not too picky and I LOVE wearing handmade things. on ravelry I'm firechild, I have favorites and a ginormous queue, some for me, some for other people/projects What kind of hot drinks do you like, and if tea or coffee or cocoa or cider or alcohol, give specifics? love any tea except rooibos, or anything with licorice root coffee, generally medium roast, no flavor or lightly flavored (though I can always mix in some plain) I like hot cocoa, generally not flavored though, just plain chocolate version. What kind of candles do you like, scent, etc? pine/christmas tree scents (like Yankee mistetoe for reference), clean or citrusy scents mostly, votive, tealight, little jars, wax melts, any are usable around here. Mixes or seasonings for the kitchen? I love to cook, so sure. About the only herbs I don't cook with much are rosemary, thyme, and tarragon, but anything not heavy on any of those is great. What is something new in your life that you wish you had more "things" for? other than knowledge/brainspace I wouldn't know how to answer this...patterns on ravelry? What are your top places to get a gift card from? amazon, joann fabrics are probably my most-used shops, penzey's spices Which holiday symbols/themes do you like the best (or least)? Such as Santas, snowflakes, reindeer, etc. My favorite winter visual themes are snow/ice, winter landscapes, winter plants (holly, spruce trees, etc.), animals Do you like puzzles? yes, both jigsaw type puzzles and brain teasers, especially word games.
  15. skyelyric


    Like everyone else, I get TKO on summer vacation. Daybreak starts with nearly straight up lavender, but as it dries, the coconut/vanilla softness makes an appearance. I have a smidge of TKO atmo left (never tried the actual oil), but I actually prefer Daybreak as a sleep scent. I confess I haven't worn it as a daytime scent for fear I'll just curl up in a snuggly ball somewhere and get nothing done.