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    Teaching, reading, acrylic painting, Japanese animation, travel, perfume, bpal, MAC cosmetics, makeup, travel, concert going, H.P. Lovecraft, steampunk, goth/industrial/rivet/cyber fashion, Classics, Homer, Word Parts, Cthulhu, Munchkin, socks, evil kitties, My Little Ponies....


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  1. mymymai

    Switch Witch 2023 Answers

    8/29 Would you like a scarf? If so, colors, length, iwide or skinny? Bulky yarn or thin and slinky?? I'd be down for a spooky slinky one or ones crochet to look like skulls (the super loose weave). I like blacks, purples, whites. How about some dishcloths, for the kitchen? Or spa cloths for the bathroom? If so, which? Any particular colors?? I'd love some nicer quality Bettlejuice or spiderweb cloths. Mostly black. 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.) The Lenora belt is lovely. Either a 2 or 3 would work. I adore the patches as well, particulary the Halloween Life, GAAAY, and Cauldron Cat. I really like her cards, too! 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. Yes to tea! The Bathory Blend, Neptune Black (oooo!), Earl Grey, and Plum Oolong would all be most welcome. What are your favorite halloween/samhain treats to eat? Please be specific. I have access to various candy stores, including healthy candy lol. Candy corn, licorice anything, salt water taffy, Jelly Belly beans, Halloween Yorks. Would you like any of these Snag Halloween tights? And if so, which of their sizes? Yes, I've been eyeing their Grimoire, Hallow-queen, and Lux-Amethyst in size E. https://snagtights.com/pages/halloween Also is there anything you would particularly like from the UK? I'd take some biscuits, pins, tea (Any kind of earl grey in particular), jams, chocolates. 8/30 What Halloween things off RedBubble do you like? Share link if possible. Halloween stickers of all sorts would be fun. 8/31 Is there anything you might want from Japan? Snacks (autumn flavors are out~), nerdy stuff, cute stuff anything! Yes, all the snacks with autumn flavors, any seasonal chapsticks, cute socks from specific regions (I have a pair of Hello Kitty socks from Aomori and I adore them), gachapon goodies, and crazy stuff from Don Quixote. Basically, anything. is there anything being removed from site or a virtual con scent you are interested in trying? I would love samples or even sniffies of any and all of the DragCon scents in addition to Blue Moon. 9/1 I was wondering whether Tim Tams in any incarnation would tempt my witchee. On the less sweet side, is there any other Australian things you might be tempted by. I've...never had them. I'm quite open to being educate. 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...Maybe a Good Omens fanfic? Would you appreciate rare TAL decant(s) in 1 mL amber roll-on bottle(s)? Sure! I'm down with any and all spell oils. How do you feel about enamel pins? If positively, which fandoms or topics would you like? I have a bunch in my Etsy account, but anything witchy, spoopy (think Beetlejuice, Hocus Pocus), cat-related, artsy, witty, or glow in the dark. - 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. Sure! I could use bluepurple and dark brown falls (puffy yarn) and dark brown and red hues for what I wear clubbing. -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??? Absolutely!!! Even if they are testers. -Haus Of Gloi just had their Halloween update! Anything appeal to you? https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/fall-1 Apple Milk or Pumpkin Queen bubbling scrub and/or perfume sample, Ghost Puffs perfume sample, Corn Cakes, Little Hedgehogs, and Kitchen Witch samples (I'm so intrigued!) I just came across this Etsy shop (TheGrayMuse) and I WILL BE ORDERING and wondering if you would like something from there as well? Those are gorgeous, but I wish they had a foxglove or a datura. 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? Yes, please!!! - Do you want anything from Sea Witch Botanicals (I can buy it locally from shops)? super high quality and no bad or artificial ingredients, perfect for people like me - Home, bath, body - FYI, also she makes premium incense as close to Fred Soll without being Fred Soll. https://seawitchbotanicals.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIp8ew09yPgQMVCw-tBh2g1Q5NEAAYASAAEgJIhPD_BwE The veil sprays in Green Fairy and White Lodge sound nice. I'd down for the Quoth the Raven solid perfume, too. - I discovered 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. Stickers (spooky) are fun, as well as nice pens, licorice snacks, and just fun spooky items. - Gift Certificates you'd like to places that are local to you? Yes!!! Northwest Art & Frame (I'm painting again and need watercolor paper), Pegasus Books, Mud Bay, or even PCC would be awesome for gift certificates. - How do you feel about ILNP nail polish and what are your favs from the new Cosmos collection and any others on their site?? Deep Space and Shooting Star look lovely. Actually, any dark holo or ultra chrome would work. I only have Eclipse and I adore it. Would you be interested in anything from Alobudra? https://alobudrallc.company.site/products/ I think I'd like the I Am Heard mist, Divine Feminine anything, and I Am Abundant ritual bath all sound nice. yet another Q... while thinking of stuff I might want from UK I was reminded of Future Primitive Soaps which has released it's fall stuff. Would you like anything from there dearest witchee? https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk I think anything from the Autumn collection (soaps) sound amazing. I am always down for soap. traditional Japanese items: Anything, like regional crafts, kokeshi dolls, or signatures and/or incense/carved figures (like from the Goou Shrine) from temples or shrines would make me over the moon excited. 🙏 9/4 brujita: Acne kit, clarifying kit, anything brightening that reduces hyperpigmentation. tiny bones: these earrings were the only thing that really caught my eye: https://www.tinybonesandthings.com/product/rattlesnake-vertebrae-thread-earrings/101?cp=true&sa=true&sbp=true&q=false Those would be cute, as well as the Altas Duck Moon Necklace. If you like tea, is there anything you would like from Bird & Blend? https://www.birdandblendtea.com/ All their Earl Grey! 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! I like the Mock Neck Skull Print Mesh T-Shirt in 1X, Halloween Bat Print Notched Belted Pocket Dress in 1X, the Halloween Bat Print Contrast Socks (purple bats!!!). 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 like the idea of pumpkin goodies, but I can't have cardamom. Do you have any Halloween traditions? It's our anniversary (20th this year!!!), so we usually go out to the club to dance in all our spooky finery or go to a nice concert. We set our offrenda up before that. I also usually make some Halloween art. What about Halloween-related fandoms? (ie. The Nightmare Before Christmas) Beetlejuice, Elvira, Vampira, Addams Family, The Munsters, Hocus Pocus. For Nightmare, I really only gravitate toward Oogie Boogie. 9/7 How do you feel about cherry things? Check out Cherry Republic and let me know if anything catches your eye! All the cherry teas would be great along with the cherry balsamic and the Imperial Chocolate Cherries and the Sour Twin Gummies Similarly, are you into fancy flavors of olive oil or vinegar? Check out Fustini's and let me know if anything appeals! All the olive oils and balsamic vinegars would be most welcome (expect for the spicy ones. We also have an awesome store for jams and sauce, American Spoon which you should totally check out! Yes, Citrus & Passionfruit Curd, Stone Fruit Preserves, and Stone Fruit Compote all sound amazing. Would you like some locally sourced maple syrup? Yes, absolutely! 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. Mint fudge might be fun for my husband, but I wouldn't be able to have much. Anything from the IKEA Halloween store catch your witchy eye? https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/campaigns/halloween/ Not this year 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? Wild Moon Tea, Shroom tincture, Herbal Bitters, and Conk Out Tea would be great. I live near a Penzey's Spice https://www.penzeys.com - do you cook? Oh yes! - Do you want fancy schmancy spices or spice blends? I could use staples like cumin, garlic, onion, etc. - 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. I usually just get mine from the local organic market or from Mountain Rose Herbs for the more esoteric ones. - 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? More Thai and East Asian herbs would be great. I have only a few remining spices from my trip to Thailand. Oh, galangal, I could use more of. Colourpop's Haunted Mansion collection dropped today. If you're interested in makeup or skin care, are you interested in anything from Colourpop? Ooh, I love Eyeing You shadow and Summoned Spirits lippie. https://colourpop.com/ Anything of interest from Cellar Door? (They have candles and soaps.) I'd try any of their soaps. Are you into wax melts, candles, incense, room sprays, or none of the above? Room sprays would work in woods and fae forest type blends. Would you like anything from Luvmilk's Monster Mash? I'm open. 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? I haven't used mine in years, so none for me. 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'm always down for soap. Do homemade caramels or shortbread tickle your fancy? Caramels, absolutely! 9/8 What are your chocolate preferences? White, milk, dark? What inclusions (fruit, nuts, none, etc.)? Gimme as many details as possible. As dark as my soul! 100% is fine by me! I make mixed media art (like collaging kinda). Is a mixed media art piece (small like an altoids tin or small canvas) something you'd be interested in? Sure! I love the Altoids collage idea. What music platform do you use (Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, etc.)? Do you like receiving music recommendations? YES!!! Spotify is 21pzrk67aaagv75fhbey2ijwa or tiahjs@gmail.com 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? Purple and black! What type of spooky season imagery do you like? (Ie. bats, ghosts, vintage Halloween, etc.) Bats, spider webs and the ilk. Astrid's Autumn Line and Anniversary Tea Party just dropped. Anything you want? I'm super new to Astrid, so I'm open to samples and testers in addition to Black Patent, Come Whisper, Cuervo y Calabaza, Forestsong, Obscura, Venus at Twilight, Cucumber Tea Sandwich, Lemon Curd, London Fog Tea, Matcha Petit Four, and Watercress Tea Sandwich all sound interesting. 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 Yes 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 dried italian plums (pitted) Yes! freshly dried rosemary, thyme, basil, parsley individually or in combo Yes! almond flour baked goods (low carb, sugar free, and gluten free) - give me examples of savory and sweet things you'd like I can't do nut flours save for coconut. 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. Sure! 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: Yes, I'd love to try their dry shampoo in any scent! Dry shampoo would be a high-use item for me. 9/10 Anything you want from my favorite local tea shop? www.fridaytea.com: Yes! IV, V, and VI, and VII sound great, as does The Faerie Queen. How about from my skincare person? drjensbeautylab.com/ I'm open to the calming and anti-acne products as well as anti-gravity serum, reclaiming my time, and zit-zapper. I could really use some cystic acne help. My skin has been so angry with me of late. 9/11 Anything in the Paintbox Soapworks Halloween update looking good to you? https://paintboxsoapworks.com/new-limited-edition/2023-weenie-collection/ The Cathedral of Pumpkins scrub/sorbetto sound awesome, as does Let Me In and Nightwalker. I'd be interested in trying their streusel in the last two scents. 9/12 If you have a furry friend living with you, what sort of treats do they like? I do and they always love Twi's catnip. Our Maine Coon needs more catnip kick toys (the longer ones). The banana he has is wrecked. 9/13 What is your feelings on seasonal mugs? Yes or, no? Too many in your house or bring them on?? I could make space for the David's Tea eyeball mug, maybe. I have a lot of mugs. Are your wishlists - Amazon, Etsy, etc - up to date, and if so, are they all linked somewhere that I can find them? They are updated and in my signature. Please don't be scared of my Etsy. Lots of these are pie-in-the-sky wishlist items. Do you have anything you use every day that you wouldnt mind getting more of? Earl Grey tea, natural toners, pens that write nicely (think good ballpoint like Uniball), perfume samples for lots of different companies. I run ascentaday on Wordpress, so I'm always looking to sniff and review new scents from companies aside from BPAL and NAVA. Anything you love or need to have from Adagio or Rishi teas? Any of Rishi's green and matcha teas sound fantastic. From Adiago, Earl Grey Bravo, Genmai Cha, and Blackberry Sage sound wonderful. List here things you wish you would've added to your questionnaire. My 20 year dating anniversary with my husband is 10/31. Yay! I'll take links to Spotify playlists, Bandcamp recommendations, and any and all books you want to send my way, too. 9/14 Nocturne Alchemy just dropped their Halloween update! You like the looks of anything? https://nocturnealchemy.com/collections/limited-collection Oh yes! I'd love the Carpe Noctem, and HP Count, along with basically anything else. Decants are more than fine. Is there anything you would like from the Weenie update? Wait? It's up? I'm sure I'll want something. I tend to go for greens, patchouli-forward blends, and atmospheric blends. Also, anything goth. Okay, I finally had a chance to look at the weenies. I'm interested in all the Milks, Witches' Tea, Witches' Currant Cake, A Little Silver Scimitar, and Congealed Blood and Oozing Viscera. Squishmallows: YES!!! Especially the Frankenstein Hello Kitty, anything Dia de los Meurtos, and bats. Would you wear enamel pins with chains that are meant to be put on lapels? (Something like this.) Absolutely! Speaking of enamel pins... The Pickety Witch's Autumn and Halloween collection just dropped. Has anything caught your eye? Baba Pumpkin is adorable, as are her Mabon pins. 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? That might be cute for my classroom. I'm open to colors and size. Bulbs: No thank you. I still need to plant a couple items. Sock Arms: I think they are cute, I'm just not sure how to style them. Maybe black and white, black and red might work. Seasonal-themed Washi tape? Sure! What about seasonal treats from Trader Joe's? Maybe the caramel. I make gluten-free biscotti this time of year, lemon and also cocoa varieties: does this sound good to you? If you can do it with coconut or cassava flour, yes please! 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'm down for a Spotify playlist or actually tapes (my car is from 2000). I'm not sure if my CD player can play burned music, but I'd love to be exposed to new bands. I'm down for goth, post-punk, industrial, dark folk (a la Kiki Rockwell, Eivor), darkwave, but I'm always looking for new music. https://bserway.com/? I'd love some of their stickers, plus Waning Neonate is pretty stinking cute. Latewoodwax Candles? Blackberry Hibiscus Sage sounds amazing. 9/19 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? I have too many right now myself. Are you a Studio Ghibli fan, and if so, what are your feelings about fan made art featuring characters? Anything Spirited Away would be amazing. 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. Any of the wraps, Bubble Lugosi, ANYTHING Lord of Misrule, UFO, Bonehead. 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) Yes, Violet Moon and Violet & Blackcurrant 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 No thank you. 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. Yes! Oak fall ink sounds amazing. I'm down for any spell ingredients you want to send my way, but I'm in particular need for anything related to securing a job (Husband has been unemployed since June), journeying, and creativity. Heck, if you want to cast something for me, I grant you permission. Are you a fan of the show Cobra Kai? I've never seen it. Do you enjoy any of the scented items from Victoria's Secret? No thank you. Would you be interested in receiving a silver locket with papyrus and herbs inside, as a protective amulet? Yes! 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 am and would love these. Witchee, do you like anything from Lenny Mud? No thank you. 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? All the teas (just not sweetened, and nothing with cardamom/clove). And I love loose leaf. - Japan is particularly big on their green tea and hojicha (roasted green tea), any interest? Absolutely!!!!! - 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? Absolutely!!!!! 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? I like the Beetlejuice Lydia Midi Stretch Challis Mesh Tiered Dress in 1X, Elvira Relax Fit Cotton Distressed Tunic Tee in 1X, the Flocked Mesh Long Sleeve Top in 1x, the Pet Sematary Classic Fit Cotton Long Sleeve Tee in 1x. 9/27 Icelandic chocolate or goodies? YES!!!! Please, Omnom Chocolates are amazing, and I worship anything black licorice. 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'm down! Is anyone into colouring in? I can never finish them, so no. 9/30 Since I'm starting to get ads for holiday shop stuff coming in, witchees who are winter holiday afficionados, are there any decorations, treats, etc. that you would be looking for? Maybe goth ornaments. I'm also looking for silver or filigree-style table runners.
  2. mymymai

    Spring Cleaning Swap 2023

    Jars: I would also take jammy, pickled offerings if they just so happen to come in jars. 70s Fabric: If it's brigher side, sure. I could makes some bags out of that. * Any use for embroidery floss? Not unless you have a beginner kit. I'd love to try embroidery.  * Or seed beeds?I might be able to use a few here or there. * Or seed seeds? Absolutely, yes! Just no nightshades because I can't eat them. * Feelings on comic books? Enjoy, especially Dark Horse and darker comics. I do love a good graphic novel as well. * Same question, but poetry books? Please! * I recently pared my gaming setup down to a PS5, but I still have a ton of PS1-4 games kicking around. Are there any genres/titles you'd be interested in? Any you could pass my way, my husband would love. * What size jigsaw puzzle would you like? 300, 500, 1000 pieces? No thanks. With active kitties, nothing stays on any surface and puzzle pieces are fodder for cat soccer. * Tarot cards? Yay or nay? Meh? Sure! * Music? Digital? CDs? What genre? CDs, sure! World music might be fun, but I'm heavy into industrial, alternative, new wave, bat cave, synthpop, aggrotech, metal. Just no country or worship music, please. * How about DVDs? Anyone still watch any of those? Yes, I'm down for DVDs. * Unused notebooks? Sure! I take notes while I'm teaching on notepads, so those are quite useful. * Do you like LUSH? Favorite scents? I do, just not the candy-scented Lush stuff. * Do you bake? Would you be interested in sprinkles or any cake/cupcake decorating stuff? I bake a little. I'd be interested in molds, perhaps. * Would you be interested in receiving a scarf? Any color preference? No thank you, unless it's gothy like spiders or skulls. * Would you be interested in receiving a hat? Any style or color preference? Black and/or gothy. * Purse? I have a million purses and bags that I need to donate because I’ll never use them again! No thank you. I have far too many myself. New Question- OCYL? Any favorites? Sure! I am the author of ascentaday on Wordpress, so anything you send me to from other scent retailers would be absolutely honored and appreciated. Incense? Any favorite scent types? I can do stick or resin, but I prefer resin for inclusions in other things I make. I love the traditional scents like frankincense, resin, and myrrh, but I'm very open. I don't have any dragon's blood, which I would really like. Any chance that you are a fan of murder mystery/escape rooms in a box? Or does this sound like something you might like to try? I'd love to try to see if I do like them! We're looking to expand our collection for game nights. I have no idea, but I would certainly love to try it. I miss my RPG and immersive games I used to play from the before times. What are your feelings about booze, both my moonshine whiskey infusions or other interesting things that I have a lot of and bottles to share? I would be interested in sampling them, sure. Matcha? Yes, omg, yes! On a scale of 1-10, how "gothy/goth-adjacent" are you? My husband would say a 10/uber goth, but I think I'm a 9. I wear black clothing with bats, coffins, castles, and other creepy things. I idolize Elvira and Vampira. I adore goth/industrial/etc. music and frequently attend concerts and go clubbing at the local goth club (and have done so since I was a baby bat in the 90s). I swing between Victorian, Fetish, Aristocrat, Romantic, Rivet, Cabaret, and Corp goth when I do go out. I did have a Gothic Lolita phase in my 20s and sometimes step out in that for high tea. However, I generally revert to wearing cozy black jumpers (with gothic themes) and black pants, but I will wear purple and oxblood, and potentially jeans if I'm just working around the house. I just don't have the spoons to do my makeup and hair all the time. If I did, I would.
  3. mymymai

    Gnome Swap 2023

    Would you like to receive Girl Scout cookies and if so, what kind is your favorite? No (sadly), I'm trying to be better about exposure to sugar and gluten. Would you like a Gnome amigurumi? (smol knitted or crocheted gnome) -- if so, What gnome colors appeal to you? (three-four colors please) Yes, that would be so much fun! I'd love a Gnome is Where You Hang Your in Cthulhu like colors (beard/skin in green, sweater in red/black). -- 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.) How about Gnome tea towel(s)? I'm good on tea towls. Would you like a cross stitched gnome picture / ornament? An ornament would be great, especially if you can make it a gothy or bloody gnome. I love subversive ornaments! 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 like just walking around the woods or the suburbs when no one else is out (when it's raining or late at night) so I can take my time looking at and listening to nature. I try to make it to parks and I want to start hiking once I get my bursa taken care of. 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? It would need to be weatherproof as it will join the other gnomes and zombie flamingoes outside. How do you feel about zombie or other horror gnomes? All the yes!!! Do you need any seeds? If so what varieties might you be interested in? Flowers, veg, herbs.. ? I would love medicinal herbs and seeds for leafy greens, kale, cabbage, and carrots. 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 would love even decants of Witches Lace 2022. I spilled mine and am still mourning its loss. As for currently available, I think I would enjoy Gnome Protection Racket, Lune Débonnaire, Moon Blep, or Moondrunk. I would also be interested in decants of those. If you are a tea drinker, which (if any) of these teas tickle your fancy? Lavender Earl Grey or Cream of Earl Grey sound delicious! Would you like a tiny hand drawn gnome picture? Sure. Could it be a gothy gnome, though? New question: 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. Flails in Absolutely Yes!!!!! Are there any colors you would prefer your gnome not to have? No yellow, please. 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! I'll take all the mushies, too! Do you have a need for cheese knife? https://ototodesign.com/products/bert-cheese-knife? We really don't eat cheese in the house anymore. 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...? I'm down for gothy. I'll be back in Disney World next month- anything you might like from Epcot or Hollywood Studios? Villain pins, please! I collect enamel pins and villains speak near and dear to my heart. 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... Absolutely! And with mushrooms, please. ❤️ Would you be interested in a decorative pillow or zippered pouch featuring a gnomely figure? like this? or a little coin purse? or please tell me to make this because oh my gods... Not right now. I have an angora rabbit and she's currently molting. Would you like rabbit fur for spinning, felting, or other crafty uses? I can't. I get migraines from rabbit fur.
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    This Is Halloween! Swap 2022

    I just have to start this ....Cellar Door just posted their Halloween goodies - I love their scents, soaps and candles - which of these might you fancy? https://cellardoorbathsupply.com/collections/halloween-fall-collection?_kx=wJHWHTN2OASY0k5c5ZR301X0_-q-0iaglCjL2XDqO-E%3D.SE8AhX If you'd like handmade knit items, are you good with soft wools or do you prefer acrylic only? I can't do angora but wool or acrylic would work. Are there any items you'd love for fall/halloweenie? (Ie mittens, hat, fingerless mitts, cowl, legwarmers) Legwarmers, cardigans and all that would be fun. Anyone fancying the new Paintbox Soapworks or Witch Baby Soap Halloween launches? Indian Summer streusel and scrub would be fun. From Witch Baby, the Black Mass Bath Bomb would be nice. Would you be interested in an adult Halloween coloring book? I recently backed on kickstarter for one by a local gothic art market near me and it's due in during the swap period. No thank you. What are some OCYL brands you've been wanting to dabble in? Yes, I'm rather into eNVie and Nocturne Alchemy. I am working on making bath bombs. Would you be willing to try my creations? How about wax tarts? What type of scents do you favor? I would love to try anything! I like scents focusing on resins and citrus along with cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. What kinds of home smell good things do you like? (I.e. incense, candles, wax melts, felt scent balls, essential oils, linen spray) I like linen spray like Cathouse form BPAL or Fae Forest. My question for the fellow pumpkins would you like anything from the bath and bodyworks Halloween line? 🤔 Autumn Rainbow, Sweater Weather, Twilight Woods, Sunrise Woods hand soaps would be great. I ADORE the mushroom night light. Do you have any interest in spooky squishmallows? Zelina the Dia de los Meurtos cat would be amazing. Want!!! And would you enjoy spooky stationary? Yes, please. Spooky, gothy, or Dia would be amazing. I know a lot of us are witchy and have deeply held beliefs about the materials we use as part of our practice. If you're one of those individuals, are there certain herbs, crystals, etc that you do not want to receive? I'm pretty open, although I have plenty of raspberry leaf and selenite. I'm not really a dark magic kinda person. When you have a distinct preference for one holiday over another, What are some cross over items that actually work for both? Dia de los Meurtos and Halloween/Samhain are all wonderful. Black cats, bats, purple and black candles cross over well along with candles. One question (that is actually several questions) -- Local honey? Infused/flavored honey? Local infused/flavored honey with Southwest notes (jalapeno, other pepper, mesquite, acacia)? Yes! I would love specific floral notes from your locale. I would adore trying mesquite or acacia honey. Does anything from JiJi Knight spark your interest? https://jijiknight.com/ I like the art, but not seeing anything I'd need. Any spooky/weenie DVDs you're missing and would like in your collection? NMBC? the Crow? An old Hammer film? Dark Shadows? The Omen? Sleepy Hallow?...? Dark Shadows, Omen, fun Halloween horror films would be fun. I would love some of the Crow sequels as well. \ I just got the email that the Ectogasm Halloween Collection is live. Does anything interest you? https://www.ectogasm.net/collections/halloween Yes! I Need the Blood House. This is exactly from a dream I had several years ago. Super uncanny to see it as a pin, but I have a might need! On a scale from Paprika Is a Heatwave to Let Me Eat a Peck of Pickled Ghost Chiles, how spicy is too spicy, and how spicy is just right? No nightshades at the moment, but my husband would love any sort of pepper. He's friends with habanero and ghost pepper (as am I normally). I make lightweight hairfalls- would you be interested in some? Either to incorporate into a costume or just for your own year-round use? If so, name your colors and preferred length, and if you have any fiber allergies you want me to take note of! That would be fun. I like purples and dark browns to blend with my own hair. I like choppy, punky lengths. Only allergy is angora. If I were to make you a set of arm warmers/ fingerless mitts, what color(s) & style would you like? Options- Long or short? Solid - one fabric Stripes- bands of colors sewn together- like fun black & red, black & purple etc. I currently have some nice cashmeres. Ooh, cashmere! Striped in black and purple would be fun along with gothy-toned ombres (black, grey, red, deep red). Homemade canned and baked and concocted goodies? Any aversions? Yes! Just can't have spices for pickling like allspice and clove. No aversions to canned, but can't do baked unless it is coconut, tigernut, or cassava flour. If I could make you some of my fudge, what would you prefer? If you can make a gluten-free one, I could try some. I'd be open to anything. Are you open to trying different indie perfume houses if I find a scent that I think you'd enjoy? Absolutely! I would love woodsy resins and orientals. I love making stickers!! If I could design you some stickers, what would you love to have? It could be halloween themed or not! My art style is a bit simplistic, cartoony, and cutesy, I usually draw fairies but last year I did a swap on reddit and made someone a bunch of halloween dog stickers lol. (Sidenote: They probably won't be waterproof, but they're glossy vinyl!) Please, that would be so fun. I am down for bats, cats, witches, and other spoopy things. I've got a bunch of small round labels perfect for bpal 5ml label lid art! Name your top 5-10 scents that you'd love to have lid art made for! Just as a fun little extra in your package if desired (Could also work for other companies with lids just like the BPAL bottles) Dorian, Velvet Cthulhu, Cykronashian Catnip, Mme. Moriarty: Misfortune Teller, Mabel. I'm going to Disneyworld in late September! I'll be going to all four parks and attending both the Not-So-Scary Halloween Bash and Epcot's Food and Wine Festival. Is there ANYTHING from Disney that you would like? Is there something you collect that perhaps you'd enjoy a Disney version of (tea, socks, enamel pins, plushies etc etc etc)??? Please! I love Disney villain enamel pins. Would you like any decor from Say Target, Homewood, or William and Sonoma? Is it dark and spooky? Then I would appreciate it. Homewood has some really neat items. I am going to Dragon Con for the first time! Which of these BPALs do you want? https://us4.campaign-archive.com/?u=50266fc02a3b75767125e0ed2&id=9bf4d797e8 Peach Absinthe, Ridiculously Sexy Peach. Even decants would be loved. But, I am going to Dragon Con this weekend. Is there anything you would like? Lab wise or just general geekery I'm pretty open. I've never been, but I do love fantasy items. Would you be interested in a bag like we sell in our etsy shop? https://twinklentwilight.etsy.com I like the Spooky Chandelier. - if so, but you don't see fabric you like maybe link to some photos of fabric you like? - we can do small box bags or pencil / cosmetic / notions type bags too. or with a drawstring on top instead of a zipper. I like the zipper. - you don't HAVE to use them just for knitting/crochet, you can use them for cross stitch or even not as project bags. If you are a yarnie, are you interested in a ceramic yarn bowl? I have an extra Harry Potter (I know, I know) one from Lennymud that I bought before the whole JKR debacle and it didn't profit her in any form anyway. I believe it's Gryffindor themed. I'd be happy with a galaxy yarn bowl. If you are a yarnie, I'd love to gift some yarn from my stash so give me an idea of colors / weight / material / yardage you'd like. No thank you. I have a huge backlog myself. Are you interested in trying some of our "thunder butter"? It's like tiger balm or icy hot, but with herbs, beeswax, cayenne or ghost pepper, menthol, wintergreen. cbd version or no? Please! CBD! I need to inventory our canned goods but do you like things like peach jam, cardamom plum jam, peach butter, plum butter, pickles, applesauce with nothing added, applesauce with red hots, dried apples or pears, bread and butter pickles, dill pickles, blackberry jam, huckleberry jam, candied jalapenos? Peach jam, plum butter, peach butter, dried fruit, butter pickles and huckleberry jam all sound amazing. Any interest in things from our garden like dried mint, catnip, lavender, rose petals, dill weed or dill seeds, sage, rue, mugwort, rosemary? All of the above! How about alcoholic things like rose petal liqueur, lavender vanilla bean liqueur, various flavors of mead (chocolate orange, strawberry mango, whatever my son is making)? Pose petal and lavender vanilla sound great. Pumpkin bread or zucchini bread? How about blueberry zucchini bread with a lemon glaze? If you can do it with coconut or tigernut flour, sure. I make specialty simple syrups. You can use them in teas or cocktails (and desserts). How do you feel about a Hibiscus simple syrup? I use 2 ounce bottles for these so its just a fun amount. Yeah! Format for tea? e.g. teabag vs loose. Loose, please. Do you like spooky themed tights? If so, what are your measurements? Yes, please. I'm a C/D I think. Pls post your book wishlist! My Amazon wishlist has some as well as my Goodreads account. Would you like to receive a 2D collage art piece? What overall vibe would you be into? (spooky, autumnal, whimsical, eerie, lovely, occult, bizarre, smutty etc.?) Spooky, eerie, occult, and whimsical would all be fun. Do you like rocks/gemstone jewelry? Prefer polished/smooth rocks or raw/rough? Any favorite stones, rocks, colors that you'd like? I'm looking for onyx and hematite. Bracelets or pendants would be fun. For jewelry, I like polished, but I'm down for raw rocks. Any interest in the August releases that got announced today? A Summer Night, Angelica Trio, Ceres, Columns of the Temple and Empowering Luvmilks seasonal goodies are out! What scents and formats appeal to you, my little pumpkin? Pegasus sounds fun. I'm open to format. Would you like a Pyrex 4-cup Nightmare Before Christmas bowl with lid? (Can also get Starwars and various Disney ones.) Yes! August Tea's fall sale starts tomorrow, 20% off everything on the site with code FALL20. Is there anything you would like to try, my Pumpkin? https://august.la/ I would be open to the sampler. I've never had anything from the company, so I'm interested to see how they do their teas. Tropic of Capricorn looks delicious! I've recently taken up embroidery, would you like a small (I embroider on 4" hoops) embroidered piece? What sort of design would you like? Sure! Bats, cats, spiders, and other spooky items. Do you wear nail polish, and if so, would you like some? What colors or finishes? I like the 10-free ones in dark, holographic colors or things with sparkles, like in emeralds or dark purples or even blacks. I'm going to the farmer's market tomorrow, and there are lots of great vendors. Would you be interested in soap or chapstick or bath/body products? Sure, would love chapstick or bath/body items. Would you be interested in a tumbler like these? If so, what theme would you like it to be? Glitter or no glitter? What color do you want the liquid to be or would you prefer the blood drip look? I have too many cups, unfortunately. How do you feel about ribbons? Is there anything in particular you are looking for if you'd want some? What about ribbon remnants? Colors/textures? If you can find cool, gothy ones or really baroque lace remnants, then yes! Would you be interested in any skincare items? Anything you would not want? I love masks, serums, and creams, but would need them to not have sulfates, phthalates, or parabens. New question: Is anyone else interested in the latest Sphere & Sundry release? https://sphereandsundry.com/offerings/bpals-of-exalted-venus-ii/ Or other S&S offerings? I would love Squama (even decants), Mantle of Concealing Night, Muse's Aid, A Dewdrop World...any basically anything else from them! Do you have any interest in trying my infused moonshine whiskey? I've been thinking of experimenting with autumn spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove) and maybe a chocolate chai. I can't have alcohol right now. *cries* Any interest in spooky shape wax melts in your favorite candle scents? (What are your favorite candle scents?) Yes! I like ambered resins, fae forest blends, and things that smell like Cathouse. How about lotion bars? No thank you. Bird and Blend tea just did their Autumn drop! Anything look good to you? https://www.birdandblendtea.us (Also, if you're not a pumpkin person, I invite you to check out the rest of their offerings, which are always exceptional!) I really want to try their pumpkin sticky chai. Arcana Craves halloween drop! Anything catching your eye? https://arcanacraves.com/ Peaches Crave Forests sounds interesting, as does Pumpkins Crave Terror. And I would 100% adore Holy Terror itself. I tried an imp and was smitten! I feel like with some of the witchy/seasonal stuff it might be helpful to know everyone's signs. If you're interested in that kind of thing, what's your sign? I'm Aquarius with Virgo Moon and Sagittarius Rising. Would you like anything from The Pickety Witch? (I'm going to the Vegas Oddities and Curiosities Expo next weekend, and she's vending there, so it may not matter if an item is in stock or not on the website!) https://www.thepicketywitch.com/ I love the Trick-Or-Treat Kitty, Vampire Bat, Black Widow Collar (swoon!), Unicorn of the Forbidden Forest, along with the Tarot Earrings. so these nail polishes keep showing up on my instagram and they are kinda vampy--do you wear polish and do any of these float your boat? NOTE I have never worn Holo Taco stuff so cannot vouch for quality just the vibes are super witchy 🙂Violet Nightmares! https://www.holotaco.com/collections/dark-rainbow-collection I have another new question! Favorite bands/artists? Perhaps you'd be interested in a DIY patch to sew onto your jacket/pants/bag or maybe pins or a sticker or anything DIY-ish? Yes, OMG! I need to work on my battle jacket. I would love patches of Type O, Lebanon Hanover, She Past Away, Nine Inch Nails, God Module, Nox Novacula, Gogol Bordello, Gothsicles, Dracula Party. Yeah, this is totally up my alley. oooh I am reviewing my switch witch help answers from 2017 and was reminded of Lush--there used to be a big Lushie/BPALista crossover at one point. Is that still the case? If so dearest pumpkin are you a Lushie? Is there anything from Lush you are coveting? Their halloweenie stuff is out here: https://www.lushusa.com/halloween/?cgid=halloween&pmid=604&start=0&sz=28 Totally, Ghost in the Dark, Bat Art, Lord of Misrule anything, Bubble Lugosi, and Bath Mates. Because clothing sizing is so notoriously random &&& my idea of cute may be entirely different from your cute... sock dreams? yea or nay? Anything in particular catch your eyes? Oh yes! Boho Crochet Net Tights, Deco Net Stockings with Attached Garter I have been buying soap from https://rockytopsoap.com for at least a decade as they are unscented and less likely to affect which perfume I pull out.... I realize they are not colored and swirly and as pretty but they tend to be super hydrating and luxurious. Do you have any interest in these? Yes, anything from this company! Nocturne Alchemy just dropped their Halloween 2022 limited collection! I am popping in here to see if anything would strike the fancy of my pumpkin? 😁 https://nocturnealchemy.com/collections/limited-collection/products/new-halloween-2022-limited-collection Ugh, I would like to try the cupcakes or some of the gourmand ones. I don't usually sample them myself, so I'd be interested in trying. Here's a question... there's sooooooo many on here about tea but for my fellow coffee gals... do you prefer whole bean or ground?? if there's a choice how do you like your coffee ground?? No coffee. Look at Cat Coven's site and tell me what you see that appeals - she is one of my favorite Halloweeny artists, and makes awesome things. I like supporting her work. https://www.catcoven.com/collections/new-arrivals Are you interested in any art supplies? If so, what kinds and colours? What are your fave smells for incense, and do you have a preference for format (cones, stick, loose without needing charcoal, loose that needs charcoal)? Anything catch your eye from this super cool queer creepy-cute style UK artist? https://www.abprallen.co.uk/ Pls say more about your book preferences if you haven't already! Esp. regarding fiction.
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    Summer Sprite Swap 2022

    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! ] Aestas! and Marshmallow Rose. I would love the oil or soap in either of those scents. Ooh, or the foaming bubble scrubs! 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/#) You are speaking my language! I would love pins from France, crafts, interesting scents/perfumes, and especially teas. The Tisane Bali, Tisane des Merveilles, Tisane du Roy, L'heure Douce have my mouth watering! 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? Those foaming scrubs look interesting, especially the mango and coconut. I would also be open to any of the soaps except the peach ring one (I had an unfortunate experience when I was a teen, where I was eating peach rings, eating pasta, and drinking wine. It ended with me unexpectedly vomiting all over myself, so I associate peach rings and their smell with that incident.) is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests? Oh, I would love anything wildcrafted, from salves to oils, especially anything to do with healing inflammation, pain, headaches, cramps, or inducing dreams or meditative states. do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest? I wear them rarely, and only on my middle fingers (and sometimes on my pointer fingers/thumbs when I go out dancing. I think I range from 7-9. 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? Absolutely! I would love TAL oils, spiritual items, feathers, stones, high-vibration items, etc. I would love road openings, wealth/gains, creativity, imagination, meditation, dreams, and spiritual awakening. Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic? I'd make room for some slime green sparkly iridescent dice. What's your favorite creature? Kelpie, kitsune, bakeneko (and various yokai). Demon spirits or entities like Baba Yaga speak to me. And anything that relates to raven, crow, or cat. 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 do, especially interesting graphic novels. I'm more of a Dark Horse or indie comic label kind of gal. I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there? Yes! Foods, flags, anything coqui frog related, anything related to the culture, especially Taino, would be treasured. My husband's family is in part from Puerto Rico and Taino, but he's never been and he feels sadly disconnected from him culture. 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)? Sure! No chai or hot pepper, but berry, cherry, mints, citrus, or unusual flavors like cactus and basil would be fun. Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences? If you can make it with cassava or tapioca flour, sure. 6/1/22 If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate? Nope, but my husband's birthday is the 21st and our 14 year wedding anniversary is the 28th. Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period? I celebrate Pride and the summer solstice. Anything you want from the UK? Yesss! I would love tea from Harrods or other earl grey blends from smaller shops. Bring on the enamel pins and patches from various historic sites. I would love some of those awesome Scottish biscuits (for Tony) as well. Seeds, y/n? Totally, yes. Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner? Sure, but more natural. No SLS, parabens, pthalates. Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size? Sure. I'm usually a C/Q because I have big hips and thick thighs. I love goth-themed tights (although no pentagrams or satanic imagery as that's not my flavor of goth). Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have? I have 5 at the moment. I would love an oracle deck, though. What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/ Okay, all the stationary and stickers, please. Lol, any here would be amazing. They are absolutely my aesthetic. Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged? Loose leaf! 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. If you can somehow make fishnet/netting/ripped style ones in black, yes. Just no angora or wool. 6/2/22 PBSW Summer collection is live!!! Anything catch your eye? Journey in Satchidananda Hot Process Soap 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) Truffle salt would be nice. Working Class Coffee No Philly Nuts No, although if you want to get Tony something, he loves flavored nuts. 222 Creations No  Carol's Epiphany No 6/5/22 I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece? Sure!  If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee? A thistle, dead rose, a bat, cat, or crow!  What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I would love a reveal at the end, but I'm open. 6/6/22 Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?) Absolutely. I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you? No thank 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??? Yesss! Teas, spices, enamel pins and patches, art books, small art pieces or crafts that are local. ❤️ My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like? No thank you. https://www.garbageforgood.com/ 6/8/22 Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it? Perhaps if you can get into the more esoteric stuff about my houses. I'm Aquarius Sun, Virgo Moon, Sagittarius Rising, Aquarius Mercury, Capricorn Venus, Aquarius Mars, Libra Jupiter, Libra Saturn, Scorpio Uranus, Sagittarius Neptune, Libra Pluto, Lilith Scorpio, Leo N Node. House 1 is ASC Sagittarius, II is Capricorn, III is Pisces, IV is Aries, V and VI are Taurus, VII is Gemini, VIII is Cancer, IX is Virgo, X is Libra, and XI and XII are Scorpio. I don't really know much about my houses or Lilith/Nodes. I'm not sure about squares or anything like that. 6/12/22 what do you think of plushies? Sure, especially evil, gothic, or pissy/annoyed kitty types. Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving? All the things? Tea, tea, more tea. Maybe some masks, a delicious skin cream, sakura or matcha Japanese scents or lip balms, anything ume, any Japanese or Korean crafts. You seriously can't go wrong here. Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin? I'd love some more succulent starts.  How many books is too many books? Infinity +1? You are asking the wrong person. I have 60 books sitting on my floor for a "to read" pile, but I gladly welcome more. I try to go through 50-80 a year, so I am always looking for new books.
  6. I really wanted to love this mulled and spiced apple delight with sweet potato pie musk trailing far behind it, but my skin started swelling and blistering. If you are reactive to cinnamon, beware.
  7. mymymai

    13 Nights of Halloween 2021

    Cross-stitched Halloween ornament? Absolutely! I would love bats, corvids, spiders, ghosts, Beetlejuice-inspired, gothic snark, and cats. 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! I've never figured out how to collage. Have you seen the Dragon con list? & would any of them appeal to you? I've gotten decants, but that London Fog sure sounds pretty. Which Harry Potter house are you? I'm also mad at J.K, but I'm often sorted wither into Slytherin or Ravenclaw. 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 --Love Faun. https://www.etsy.com/shop/BatinYourBelfry --That Mari Lwyd is amazing! Also, I adore enamel pins, so I love all of those. 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! Ooh, cool! Probably brown, vibrant purple, lavender, and black. 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? I have so much yarn to go through right now. Unless it's oil slick or raven feather colors, probably not. I am allergic to rabbit/angora. Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons? Yes to stickers, patches, and pins (not the round button types, though). The spookier the better. I do love Vampira, Elvira, and ghoulish themed patches. Do you spend time in the outdoors? I would like to, but I need an outdoorsy buddy to tear me away from my books. Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking? Yes, I do. I'm getting to experiment quite a lot with the autoimmune cooking, too. Even though I can't be super adventurous right now, I'm always up for recipes and ethnic spices that one might not find in Safeway, Publix, or QFC. The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything? Fairytale sorbetto/lotion looks great, as does Hex on a Beach. The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye? Um, I love all of them! The unicorn, the raven, poison tea, witch kitty, bat, and teacup all caught my eye if I had to narrow them down. 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. Whipped soaps, lotions, sugar scrubs, or bath bombs in Beetlegeuse, Haunted Mansion, and Hocus Pocus all sound great. 8/14/21 Does anyone here like vintage Halloween?  I like vintage Krampus, cats, and bats. 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? Beetlejuice 100%, but I also love Hocus Pocus, and Haunted Mansion. Anything Beetlejuice will be super well used or adored. Even footie socks. How do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever. No thank you. If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)? Loose leaf, please. 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'm open to any way. What are your fandoms, if any? Labyrinth, Princess Bride, V for Vendetta, Sandman, Beetlejuice, Elvira, Dune, The Addams Family, vintage My Little Pony, Alien/Aliens, Helluva Boss. Do you collect things like tarot decks? If so do you have a wish list or a list of ones you already have? Would you like a silk tarot bag? I have: Crow Tarot, Art Nouveau, Spacious Tarot, Tarot of a Moon Garden, and Icarus (major arcana). I would love The Last Unicorn tarot, Neon Moon, Ethereal Visions, Anmia Mundi decks. I would adore a silk tarot bag. One of my decks is currently held together with a hair tie. 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?) Oh, yes. Whole or as a pendant, especially black moonstone, moonstone, rose quartz, black opal, red tiger's eye, lepidolite, malachite, citrine, rubellite, labradorite, druzy, hematite, or anything you feel has a particularly strong energetic draw. My mom has an etsy store - she makes bags. Do you love anything from it? I think the large raven bag would be nice. Let's say you want something knitted. What are you most interested in? I'd love a batty or skull-based shawl, or gothy-flavored gloves. * What colors would you prefer said knitted object in? black, grey, purple, blue, blurples, blackened reds, jewel tones. No navy, orange, yellow, brown, cream. * Stripes, gradient, semi solid, variegated? I'm open. * What type of yarn would you prefer? No angora or rabbit-based, but everything else is good. Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies? Yes, as long as they are AIP compliant. 8/16/21 How do you feel about oracle decks? I'm very open to one. Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)? Yes, I've tried working with Expedite before. No limitations as I'm just starting the work. Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives) OMG YES. Bird & Blend tea, LUSH, Whittard tea, and Lush exclusives. Oh, and are you into astrology? Yes, although I haven't gone super deep with it. What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)? 8.5-9. Usually a 9 for my wide feet in more narrow brands or Demonia. Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters? Graphic novels are more my jam. I have a few on my Amazon WL. Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre? I don't know much about them, but I'd be open to one. I'd like to try the newest collaboration with BPAL. What's your favorite flower(s)? Pretty much everything purple, blue, black, and super fragrant (or white for a moonlight garden, also fragrant.) I also love the smell of japonica pieris. What's you favorite woodland creature? Unicorns! Do you prefer receiving a big box with all of your goodies, or is it okay if one or two things are shipped directly to you separately (with notice!!) for customs/shipping cost purposes (i.e. if there's something customs might not allow in from the States that can be shipped from within your country)? I'm okay with splitting up or shipped together. Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape? I like domed with adjustable ear ties or behind the head ties. I prefer 2-3 layer masks. And in spooky fabrics or prints. 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'm combination hormonal. Sure! Anything from here? ChocolateStorybook on Etsy No, sadly. I have been enjoying the incense from here hand-dipped incense sticks | Hexennacht and here Hand-dipped incense sticks | Mr. Hex (mr-hex.com) Any thing interesting from either site? Hexennacht: Date Nights at Annapurna, or Tabac 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? No thank you. Only dandelion roots or roasted chicory for me. 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? Yes! I'd be thrilled with anything I always go to my town's local Farmer's Market and they have booths selling things like candles, Gourmet Pickles, Flavored Oils and Vinegars, dog treats (like bones and animal feet), honey, and bath products. Would you like any of these things? Honey!!! And fine oils like olive or avocado. I'm also down for lotions or soaps. Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies? Don't have a preference. If you didn't say much about your reading preferences in your survey but would be interested in receiving books, can you elaborate a bit? Oh yes. My Goodreads should give you plenty of fodder (same with my Amazon WL). Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters? No thank you. 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)? Anything with food color, corn syrup, added msg, artificial sweeteners, most sugars (maple and honey are fine), anything with gluten, sulfates, or nitrates. No blush for makeup. Are there patterns/prints (more guidance than general Halloween/Autumn) you like for things or are you open to whatever I may find that speaks to me? I have a good number of prints on my Etsy WL. 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. Sure. I have a husband who loves gummies, ginger and maple candies, and beer. I have kitties who love Twi's catnip. 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! Any decants from my wish list would be phenomenal! If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms? Death and Delirium (Sandman), The Goblin King (Labyrinth), The Man in Black / Westley (Princess Bride) but Inigo is awesome too. V for Vendetta. Lydia Deetz and Beetlejuice from Beetlejuice. The Unicorn (Last Unicorn), Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland). 8/19/21 Do you have an Amazon link? Can you post it??  Yep, it's in my sw help signature link. if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry? If so, what’s your user name there?? No, I'm not active atm. 8/20/19 I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery. If it has any sort of pepper in it, I wouldn't be able to have it, unfortunately. Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts? I would love a Tshirt or atmo spray. 8/21/21 So partner, would you be interested in a Frankenbag done in Halloween prints? As long as it's mostly black, purple, etc. with no orange. ALL THE SUGAR SKULLS AND BATS. Agree with Twi. Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about? Cats: No grains or pea protein. Mostly limited ingredients. They do well with Orijin treats or Raw Rewards. How do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox). Sure! I love morpho butterflies, but would adore a luna moth, or a death head moth. I may have preemptively picked out 2 Halloween-themed mugs with cute matching spoons, before I knew who my match was going to be! So I leave it to you: Bat, or Cat? Cat is tempting, but I would probably go for 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? I'm pretty open. Would you be interested in receiving a never-used eyeshadow palette from Nororiously Morbid (gothy colors) and/or a never-used eyeshadow palette from Pretty Vulgar (romantic neutrals)? Yes, would love the more gothy colors (and I adore Notoriously Morbid anyway). 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? Yes! I would love ume tea, actually, ume anything, any cultural arts and craft items like kokeshi dolls, oni masks, wood/ceramic items, fun regional socks, regional chapsticks...honestly, you could get me anything from Japan and I'd be over the moon. there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes? No thank you. Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like? https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/fall-lineup-2021 Spider silk butter, scrub, or perfume would be amazing. 8/24/21 Could you use a journal or sketchbook? No, I have enough right now. Do you need BPAL storage? Imps? Bottles? I could use more 81 vial scientific storage boxes. Do you wear socks? What kind? No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee? Fibers? I do. I love socks, especially gothy, regional (like regional Hello Kitty or other matsuri releases), galaxy, graphic, and pretty floral and nature-themed socks. I wear ankle, crew, and knee high. I love bamboo fiber ones. I have a sock dreams with list here. 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! Teas, absolutely. My husband will take whatever random candies you want to throw in. 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...? No thank you. How do you feel about fancy marshmallows? They are great, but I can't have any right now. 8/25/21 We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour? My husband loves gummies and sours. I can only have gummies made with tapioca (if starch is used) and maple or honey. No cane sugar. Dried apples or fruit without nitrates or sulfates would be amazing (literally just the dried fruit). Anything from these Etsy shops? Kodiak Sea Charms, Halloween Hill Studio, Grave Markings I really like the pins, earrings and the skull burst print from Grave Markings. What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop? I like the rib cage necklace and skull stud earrings. 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. Yes, absolutely! Anything would be great. 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? Would love oregano, lemon balm, mint, basil. I also have an herbal and other wish list at Mountain Rose. I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest? Heck yes! Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like. Yes! I love collecting 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) Dang, I can't do pistachio. 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? I can't do alcohol on the autoimmune diet. 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) Oh, that is adorable! Yes!!! If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in? Oh man, we own lots of card games like Munchkin (up through Cthulhu, Gloom, Cards Against) and some RPG games. Would love some 2 player board games. 8/29/2021 DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES? I watch some of them from time to time, but I'm not a Murderino or a die-hard fan. DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING? Sure, Halloween-themed ones would be fun. 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)? No thank you. 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! Galaxy, gothy, bats, or Beetlejuice stripe would be awesome. What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level? I will totally take jams. And anything else as my husband loves that. For me, no spice, but go wild if you want to get something for Tony. 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 animals like cats would be fun. 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/ No thank you. 8/31/21 Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/ Any of the gourmet salts that don't have heat. Hayden Evens Art has released some new Halloween and Disney-themed prints and stickers. Do any spark your interest? To answer my own question, I would love Delia Deetz, Vampira, Haunted House, Vincent Price, Queen of New Orleans prints, and the Costly Retreats stickers. I also would love the Delia Deetz shirt. 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? I'm so open! do you use any sorts of semipermanent dyes or do anything fun/wild to your hair? are there any hair products you like? I adore Pravana and even overtone. Purples for me. what about skincare? i am pretty into k beauty and am curious if others are interested in any aspects of this. I love more natural-based skincare, like rose hip oil and moringa oil. I'm open for toners and serums, along with face masks.
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    Peach Vulva

    Peach Vulva is amazing and worthy of a bottle! Peach and apricot flesh is fuzzy yet deeply succulent as if the notes were taken from close to the stone. The lightly spiced resin and rice milk come in later, round and warm, settling into a golden deep peachy musk after several hours.
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    The floral sweetness with just a whisper of resin once dried is pleasant and well-balanced, making it something that can be worn in an office setting without fear of choking anyone on screechy florals. It's definitely my pick for #tournamentofunderdogs #underdogs
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    Queen Alice

    Updated Review: While Queen Alice is nice for a sangria-thick wine scent, I missed the carnation in my aged imp, which is what added the interest for me. On top of that, my skin practically ate up the entire scent within two hours. However, Seraphim smelled exactly like the soap with which my mother use to wash my mouth out. As such, I'm much rather smell Queen Alice. #tournamentofunderdogs #underdogs
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    2020 SW Answers

    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/ The goat's milk soap bar looks interesting as do the pioneer cooking books. 9/23/20 https://www.poesieperfume.com/loose-leaf-tea <---- would you be interested in receiving tea and / or scents from Poesie? All the teas! Tudor Rose sounds exceptionally nice. 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? Yes, sweet, savory, and cat nips most welcome. 9/22/20 Would you like any of Snag Tights’ Halloween offerings and if so, what size? E in Disco Spider or Red Mock Garter. The woolies would also be nice for cold PNW winters. Do you prefer getting one or two really nice/more expensive things or several smaller/less expensive little things? Or do you have no preference? I'm open to whatever my Witch desires to do. Witchee, do you like tea? If so, what kind? Yes, I adore tea. I love it all, but I just can't have anything with kiwi or raisins. Otherwise, any tea you send will be most happily used. Witchee, do you want anything? Shirts, mugs, postcards from Anarchist Seattle, Portland, or New York.... https://www.redbubble.com/people/litlnemo/shop?artistUserName=litlnemo No thank you. 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! Yes! I love intuitive decks, ones with interesting or beautiful art like Tarot of the Moon Garden or the Ethereal Visions Tarot Deck but I'm also drawn to minimalistic ones along the lines of the Wild Moon Oracle deck or the Anima Mundi deck. I went ahead and added a few decks to my Etsy wishlist along my preference lines. 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. Sure! I'm into darkwave, synthpop, goth, industrial, post-punk, horror punk, deathrock, dark wave, dark cabaret, new wave, synthwave, K-rap, J-rock (post 2008) and would love to explore more bands along those lines. Mind you, I am also open to bands along the lines of The Hu, Aurora, Eivør, A Tribe Called Red, Alestorm, Glory Hammer, T.O.P., Loreena McKennit, Tori Amos, Garbage, Metric, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Boy Harsher, and O.Children. Do you have an Amazon wishlist? If you do and you're ok with getting stuff from it, please share the link! I do. It's linked in my signature. You can get goodies from there if you like, but if there's another alternative selling the same item that supports local, women or POC-owned businesses, I would prefer that. 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? Not in my perfumes or on my body. I like the spices just fine, just not with the pumpkin. To eat, sure, pumpkin spice away. Candy corn – love it or loathe it? Or just don’t care much one way or another? Adore!!!! 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 would love washcloth or a scarf in black and jewel tones. Thin Ursula. Thick or thin works and I don't mind fringe. However, I can't do angora as I'm allergic to rabbits. 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? Ooh, villain enamel pins, yes! And anything from Haunted Mansion because that's my dream home right there. 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. I have them in 99 vial boxes from some science supply company for my imps. I organize them by the order I test them, and once I finish reviewing on my blog, I then organize by collection. For my bottles, I use those 9x12/medium or so boxes that look like books by Ashalnd (from Michaels). I store those bottles by collection type (LE, GC, Event Exclusive, Lunacies, Retail Exclusives). I don't organize by name within those boxes, though. 9/19/20 Lilith are up! Is there anything from the release that you want? Decant or full bottles? Eee, Liliths! I'm getting my must haves, but I'm really interested in trying (even testers or sniffies) Etienne, #2 pencil, A Little Piece of Eternity, Booboo Eyes, Faster Pussycat?, Life the Sculptor, Our Little Crypt Ghoul, Thunk, and You Are Not Alone.  How would you feel about recipes? I would adore them. I love trying out different family and individual recipes. 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. I'm sure there's beave hot sauce, so that and spices. Fudge would be interesting and I'm totally down for beef jerky, beaver nuggets, roasted or candied nuts, and especially jalapeno brittle! 9/18/20 Witchee, assuming you like home made/home canned condiment goodies, what is your spice level preference? Danger, danger Will Robinson levels. I have been known to eat a dried ghost pepper right before a lecture and continue to teach with only minor impact. As far as CellarDoor, I'd be interested in any of the wood soaps along with Dapper Dan, Rosemary Mint, Sanderson Spice, Satsuma Guava (yum!), and Zombie Repellant. 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? Yes! I don't know what stores would carry my fandom items specially, but I'm very open to anything from abroad. Even those Japanese turn things that are similar to gumball machines (gashapon) or the special promotional items that come on Ito-en or other drinks from Japanese deli stores similar to 7-11. Would you be interested in some boozy chocolates (or anything else) from https://www.chocolatemoonshine.com/ ? Yes, especially the moonshine ones. 09/16/20 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 enamel pins are cute. How about from https://twinklentwilight.etsy.com ? (This shop belongs to @twilighteyes - we can maybe crochet some of the unicorns that are sold out...) Her catnip!!! I also adore her shawls. (I know, technically not on her Esty). I would also be interested in a bat project bag or even a galaxy one. Would you enjoy anything from my friend Brian's Etsy shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/BrianSerwayArt? Yes, I love any of his stickers, Black Omen, Crescent, the death moth and the circular "ember " one. Are you a sock person? If so what are your favourite kinds to wear? Do you have a sockdreams wishlist? I am totally a sock and tight person. Foot Traffic knee highs tend to fit my thick calves best. I do have a list under my name. If you're not near one, is there anything from Trader Joe's you'd like? Those peanut butter chocolates, their mints, and any of those Dia planters. How do you feel about local items from my city, like spicy (think chili) things or local coffee? The coffee is not spicy lol. Anything except coffee, sure. do you have good feelings about Funko Pop? /yes! Think anything spooky, campy horror like Elvira or Vampira, anything Burton, or any evil Disney characters. Candles! Anything from these places catch your fancy? No thank you. I prefer Volupsa in the tins because my Maine Coon doesn't understand that solid bodies through glass means chaos. https://cantripcandles.com/collections (restocks Friday 9/18 at 9:00 PST) https://miruscandles.com/collections https://briarwickcandles.com/collections 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)? Yes! Do you decorate seasonally/for holidays? Is there anything in particular you would like to that end? Yes! Anything Dia de los Muertos, Beetlejuice or Petshop of Horrors adjacent would be adored! Would you like anything from House of Gloi, especially from their Autumn Update? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/fall-1) I think their witch dusting powder, Hex, or their Sweet Violet or Lemon Drop candy perfumes would be great. I know the tea question has been asked, but what, specifically, about Adagio teas? Any of their chais, Earl Greys, or oolongs would be appreciated! What about anything tempting from Dandelion Chocolate? (https://store.dandelionchocolate.com/pages/home) Artisan and single origin chocolates? Are you trying to woo me? Yes!!! Any bar 70% or up is most welcome. These types of chocolates I savor like my scents and teas. 9/14/20 Anything you'd like from Future Primitive: https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk I'd be open to any of their perfumes. Do you have an Etsy wishlist? Oh yes. The link should be in my signature. Note that my Etsy WL has some big ticket items. Please don't be intimidates. Those are my dream pucahses, but I still like looking at them for pie-in-the-sky inspiration. 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/ Oh, any of their soaps, although the tumeric one specifically is calling my name. 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? Any of the witchy ones, and I'm really open to the critters, Kelpie, Kitsune, Gargoyle, Gremlin, Sylph, Indie Mood, Indie Mood Guilia, the squirrel critters, cardinal. 9/13/20 Do you have a favorite art style/movement/artist? I love Art Nouveau / Arts and Crafts Movement but I'm also fond of graphic designs, woodblock prints, and paper cut art. As far as artists, I adore Mucha, Manet, The Jed Henry (woodblock artist), missmonstermel, and artwork along the lines of Black Veil Studio's. Who is your fashion icon(s)? Threnody in Velvet, Dita von Teese, but I'm also fond of Yohji Yamamoto and Esther Perbandt. Ooh, and Nadja from What We Do In Shadows. I love Videnoir Couture and her decadent vampire high fantasy fashions. What is your favorite mythological creature? Hmm, Kelpies and anything relating to Cthulhu mythos (Cthulhu, The Hounds, etc.) is there anything you want from Lush? The new Halloween items would be fantastic. Do you need any astrological work done, since thats one of my professions? Any particular areas you could utilize a consultation? Please, that would be phenomenal! (4:24am, King City, CA) 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!)? Sounds delicious. I might not eat too much of it, but my husband loves fudge. Berry, peanut butter, and praline anything sound great. How do you feel about keto or sugar-free, low carb baked goods or treats?? Yes, please! 9/12/20 Does anyone like the prints or items from www.ElissaMarieCreative.com ? I have a few of her prints and the notebooks and they are quality! I like the bird skull and the cuddle fish. What about www.drawingsbynicole.com? Anything specific? No thanks. Does anything from www.vapidlacquer.com stick out to you? I like Polarize nail polish, but it's sold out. 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! Sure, that would be really neat. Jewel tones (purple, cobalt, turquoise, black, and gold or silver would be lovely). 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! 1) https://www.catcoven.com/ I like the Midgard slouchy XL, the bat with stars pin, the Nighttime reading book plate, the catnip pillow. 2) https://www.mineralgypsy.com Ooh, I love the onyx kitties, and the flourite window portals, smoky quartz palm stone, flourite vial necklace, spellbound suncatcher are interesting. 3) https://www.redbubble.com/people/thelatestkate/shop I like their bloomskull leggings (xl), the Great Retro Wave shirt in xl, I ADORE the Arakis Surf shirt (huge Dune fan), a quiet spot tea block, Cartyatid tea block, neighbors tea block. 4) https://www.marikapaz.com/shop/ 5) https://www.faunwood.com I like the pins, but most are sold out. 6) https://www.shannatrumbly.com/ I like the Poppy King. 7) https://fiddlersgreenzine.com Really interesting premise. I'd take a look at any of their publications. 8 ) https://www.hedgespokenpress.com No thanks. 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. Cowls in blacks and jewel tones would be nice. I enjoy historical reproductions and am a fan of LBCC Historical Apothecary. Is there something in her store you might be interested in? I added a bunch of items to my Etsy wishlist. I would love to try her face creams or some of her vintage perfumes. 9/11/2020 Is there anything you'd like from the UK? Tea (Harrod's Twinnings, or small indie shops would be phenomenal). I'm also down for anything Scottish heather or their nummy biscuit cookies. Do you have a particular fandom you'd like stuff from? Hello Kitty, vintage My Little Pony, Beetlejuice, Elvira, Labyrinth, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Dark Crystal, The Last Unicorn, The Addams Family, My Neighbor Totoro (anything Miyazaki, honestly), Dune! Question: 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 adore teas. You really can't go wrong aside from ones that are super, super sweet or include raisins or kiwi as ingredients (allergies). From David's Tea, I would love the Salted Caramel Oolong, Maple Syrup Oolong, and Honey Lemon Drop. From Steepologie, I would love any of their chai or Earl Grey teas, and their Milk Oolong. From Bird & Blend, I would love to try AffogaTEA, Earl Grey Cream, and Coconut Milk Oolong. As far as tea tools or cups, I would adore another matcha cup and could always use loose leaf filter bags. How do you feel about fragrant things for the home like incense, candles, atmosphere spray? Atmo sprays would be nice. I tend to like woods and resins. Think Japanese temple smells. Do you share your home with any loved ones (human, feline, canine, etc.) who might enjoy a tiny treat too? My 3 kitties would love a treat. Twilighteyes grows some world class catnip that we have to hide because our kitties would binge it all if not. They would go batty for more. 9/9/20 would anybody like a small cross stitch thing, like a patch or pin? or cross stitching notions like handmade needle minders? I've never cross-stitched before. I'd be open to an easy beginner's kit. 9/8/20 Art and artists - anyone dig any of this? https://www.studiodesade.com/ (They also do masks, see here.) I like the Cthulhu face mask. If you knit/crochet/weave, would you like custom dyed yarn? And if so do you have preference on weight, fiber, colors? I'd like natural wool that I can use as a felting base. I need more. what is one fun/frivolous thing for $20 or less that you’d enjoy? Tokidoki blind Unicorno figure, especially the new Halloween one! If I sent you to a dollar store with $20, what would you walk out with? If we are talking Daisho, those cool face masks, fake lashes, and some fake nails. I haven't visited a regular dollar store in a bit, but probably craft supplies. 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? Yes, absolutely! All of that sounds delicious! 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?? Books. I've been on a book diet due to finances and I really would like some more. Would you rather receive supplies/tools for your own craft/hobby or receive something you can't make yourself? I would be happy with either of those options. Is there anything you'd like from Penzeys (https://www.penzeys.com/)? Curries! 9/3/20 Would you like anything from here? https://www.etsy.com/shop/TaterRoundsBeauty I like the Death by Candy shadows, Fizzy Drink, along the Yule Cat lippie. I would be open to her face items, too. 9/2/20 Would you like a face mask from one of my favorite artists? https://akumuink.com/collections/facemasks The summon Cthulhu mask is cute! 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? Oh yeah! I really link prints in #3, 14, and 17. 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. Anything from this store. It all looks amazing and right up my alley. 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! All the snacks, please! And stationary. Anything JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Hello Kitty, Sailor Moon, washi paper, fine matcha, ume tea, ume anything, kimono fabric scraps, lacquered items, crafts like bowls from Japan would be a long shot but highly favored, too. 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. Putting on a nice of oolong or fine green or matcha tea in a fancy tea cup and reading or listening to a book. Decadent is spritzing some cedar or lavender spray on my pillow and then really meditating after doing said activities earlier. 8/29/20 Does anything from Paintbox Soapworks catch your eye (http://paintboxsoapworks.com/)? I'd love to try anything from their facial line or their scrubs. I'm pretty open with scrub scents. Does anything from the Trading Post's etsy page catch your eye (https://www.etsy.com/shop/bptradingpost)? A Violent Fit of Trembling, Snow Angel Atmosphere spray
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    The citrus notes are still bright, juicy, and vibrant while the Lab's berried snow notes add a fantastic balance just atop the mild florals in the background. My mouth is literally watering. Night Gaunt is an uplifting citrus glory of a scent and gets my vote for the #tournamentofunderdogs #underdogs.
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    No. 93 Engine

    No. 93 Engine is a dear love of mine (one of my first bottles from the Lab, too). The balsam of peru along with the mastic are just gleaming, glorious tones that few scents could compete with, wet or dry. #tournamentofunderdogs #underdogs
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    The patchouli takes over much of the scent once dried, so I'm missing the orange blossom and spicy carnation I was picking up wet. I’m having trouble, in fact, picking up anything other than that. Granted, it’s a really intense, deep, non soil-laden patchouli that I absolutely adore, so Masquerade gets my vote for the #tournamentofunderdogs #underdogs.
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    The Red Queen

    The Red Queen is maraschino cherries (but a bit darker) and just a hint of round, deep wood with a touch of currant once it dries on my skin. It's appealing, for sure, so it gets my vote in #tournamentofunderdogs #underdogs.