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  1. lawardrop_27512

    Switch Witch 2023

    Switch Witch questions - answered! Also check the 7 spooky nights blog for info. would you like a scarf? If so, colors, length, iwide or skinny? Bulky yarn or thin and slinky?? Not so much. How about some dishcloths, for the kitchen? Or spa cloths for the bathroom? If so, which? Any particular colors?? 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.) Halloween is a lifestyle patch 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. Their Earl Grey sounds really interesting. Irish Breakfast is a fave. Is there anything you might want from Japan? Snacks (autumn flavors are out~), nerdy stuff, cute stuff anything! Crochet patterns that have symbols/ charts ( I realize the text will be Japanese but I can usually sort it out with the symbol chart). Exotic kit kats are nice ( esp if citrus is involved)but I don't eat a lot of candy. Interesting sauces or spices for noodles & tofu as long as it's vegetarian ( along with a recipe for how you use it.). Cute black cats is there anything being removed from site or a virtual con scent you are interested in trying? Further up this page is a Dragoncon scent question with names. 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 tried Tim Tams , so I have no opinion there. I do collect rocks, minerals& fossils though & have nothing Australian. So if it's not too big or horrible to ship, I would love a rock or shiny pebble of something Australian. 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... no thank you, not really me. Would you appreciate rare TAL decant(s) in 1 mL amber roll-on bottle(s)? Sure as long as no musk, patch, or eucalyptus. How do you feel about enamel pins? If positively, which fandoms or topics would you like? I love pins & patches & have a wishlist for each in my etsy (link in sig file). As far as fandoms ( not in etsy) Star Trek ( Next Generation, Strange New Worlds, Lower Decks), Edgar Allen Poe, Time Team. What Halloween things off RedBubble do you like? Share link if possible. Size 2x https://www.redbubble.com/i/t-shirt/Witch-Crafts-by-obinsun/34647374.WFLAH.XYZ https://www.redbubble.com/i/sticker/Quoth-the-Raven-with-Skull-by-SuspendedDreams/23391827.EJUG5 https://www.redbubble.com/i/sticker/Cauldron-by-michaela8/41384941.EJUG5 Also is there anything you would particularly like from the UK? I love Bird & Blend teas, but haven't ordered in ages since paying more for the shipping than the tea. Vicky's Spongecake, chocolate digestives, mocha chai, lady Lavender. Violet cream. Loose tea is fine. I always wanted to try Future Primitive. Choclatier, Owlett, or Grumpy Pumpkin soaps. Witch Cake lotion. Would you be interested in any jewelry or other items made with tiny bones from this shop? There are some Halloween themed ones: https://www.tinybonesandthings.com/s/shop. Nope, this is not me If you like tea, is there anything you would like from Bird & Blend? https://www.birdandblendtea.com/ I love this company & wish they had a US location. Spiced Pumpkin Pie tea, or the pumpkin pie sticky Chai, chocolate digestives, dark chocolate chili chai, butter brew I've had their Chrstmas theme teas, but not Halloween. BloomChic - just discovered them - Take a look at the Halloween stuff, and tell me the link and the size of whatever thing you like! Oh Wow, supercute things. Love these 3 best: the plaid halloween hanky skirt in purple, 3x Moon Print Bell Sleeve Hanky Hem T-Shirt 3x Crochet lace mesh bell sleeve hanky hem shirt, green 3x Would you like anything from Trader Joe's? (Pumpkin products are, sadly, not in stores yet, but they will be during this round!). I love , not just all the pumpkin spice things, but also all the pumpkin/ squash based foods. This said, I have a TJs in my area and I do an annual perusing of the pumpkin stuff. Do you have any Halloween traditions? I make a vegetarian autumn harvest feast. I celebrate Samhain. I attend a costumed literary themed bash that is a fundraiser for the Great Lakes Area Horror Writers. I celebrate the season. What about Halloween-related fandoms? (ie. The Nightmare Before Christmas) Love Nightmare before Christmas. Ravens, Owls, Bats & Cats are fave motifs aside from Nightmare non-U.S folks!!! We always end up asking what we'd like from your exotic-to-us locales, but do you have any wishes for things from the States? I'm a US girl who would be delighted to find fun things to send far, far away to you. How do you feel about cherry things? Check out Cherry Republic and let me know if anything catches your eye! Cherry Black tea. Similarly, are you into fancy flavors of olive oil or vinegar? Check out Fustini's and let me know if anything appeals! I love their Cinnamon Pear- drizzled on baked pears. Would love to try the Cranberry pear (I didn't know rose balsamic existed). We also have an awesome store for jams and sauce, American Spoon which you should totally check out! Rhubarb marmalade or Spiced Pearq Would you like some locally sourced maple syrup? I just opened a bottle if grade B amber that will last at least 6-8 months. 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. I love fudge, but I'm diabetic so it does not represent "good choices". This said, dark chocolate with walnuts, or maple walnut. Anything from the IKEA Halloween store catch your witchy eye? https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/campaigns/halloween/ the led wreath or little black tree. I love bare trees & branches. Also purple fairy lights. 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? Conk out tea sounds wonderful as I have a hard time falling asleep. The murder of crows tarot looks interesting, but I probably don't need another deck. I live near a Penzey's Spice https://www.penzeys.com - do you cook? Yes - Do you want fancy schmancy spices or spice blends? Always - Do you have a favorite alternative source that you prefer and or recommend? I have a penzeys nearby, so I'm very familiar. For example egads I am asking lots of Qs Curio Spice Co, Diaspora etc do ethically sourced spices. If you have a line on spices & recipes for vegetarian Indian cooking ( beyond penzeys curry powder) that would be fun. I've also become fascinated by flavored salts. I have a red wine salt that is interesting. Is there a flavored salt you like to use? - If you cook is there a type of cuisine you are interested in learning more about and would appreciate a starter pack of spices for that type of cooking? I'm interested in learning vegetarian Indian cooking . Colourpop's Haunted Mansion collection dropped today. If you're interested in makeup or skin care, are you interested in anything from Colourpop? https://colourpop.com/ I'm not really into fancy makeup Posie Teas- these sound lovely: L'hiver Dégagé, Twice to tea, palace chai, royal wedding. It's always nice when I can have a cuppa that tastes like a fabulous dessert. Anything of interest from Cellar Door? (They have candles and soaps.) I love their Lavender Pumpkin soap, but have never tried the candle. Their apple scents are nice too. Are you into wax melts, candles, incense, room sprays, or none of the above? Candles yes, wax melts no. Incense rarely, room sprays like bpal linen sprays ( omg TKO linen spray) Would you like anything from Luvmilk's Monster Mash? Did not see anything that grabbed me. 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? Yes I am a yarn hoar. Knitting & crochet both. Hmm, what about 2 related skeins that play together? Perhaps fae foresty autumn vibes where one is mostly greens with bits of leaf colors and the other has only a little green? As to fiber- wools, superwash wool blends, a touch of something else? Choose a yarn that you love how it takes the dye. 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. Sorry, Veggie girl has a squick reaction to tallow soap. Do homemade caramels or shortbread tickle your fancy? I do love shortbread. 9/8 because I’m a knitting kind of witch, would you appreciate a pair of hand knit socks. If yes, would you like them in a particular colour? Purples, greens. Shie size is 9.5. What type of spooky season imagery do you like? (Ie. bats, ghosts, vintage Halloween, etc.) Ravens, Owls, bats, cats, Witches. Vintage is cool. Bare Trees in silhouette with a full moon. Not into cutsey motifs. Astrid's Autumn Line and Anniversary Tea Party just dropped. Anything you want? I've never tried their scents, but these sound great: Weaving Beneath the October Moon Boysenberry & Pear Tartlet, Pear Frangipane Tartlet London Fog Tea QUESTION: 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! dried ancho chile peppers - can be whole halves or ground into a delicious powder. Yes! Powder! sugar-free candied pecans and walnuts or almonds how can you do the w/o sugar? Love to try. 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), Yes to small piece of Forest fruit dried italian plums (pitted) yes! sugar-free canned plum or logan berry jam. Berry please freshly dried rosemary, thyme, basil, parsley individually or in combo. I have these in my own garden almond flour baked goods (low carb, sugar free, and gluten free) - give me examples of savory and sweet things you'd like. Savory crackers or sweet shortbread Anything you want from my favorite local tea shop? www.fridaytea.com Caramel apple black, pumpkin chai, & Nevermore sound good but Witches Brew sounds like an amazing treat. How about from my skincare person? drjensbeautylab.com/ skin Zen eye cream might be good for me. How about from my witchy Chandler? https://www.etsy.com/shop/TeresaLynnsSimpleLux I'm just here for the Boos, All Hallows Eve, Vintage Halloween ( with the Witch & moon design) It's also that time of year where I make handmade soap (usually with calendula infused olive oil, tallow, oatmeal and honey) and candles (feel free to specify color and size, I don't usually scent them, but I do have a clover and apple scent I've been wanting to play with). I can also annoint and dress candles with TALs and herbs. Any interest? Tallow soap is not something I use. I also grow herbs which can be culinary or magical. I'd be happy to prepare a smudge or dry some herbs for your enjoyment. I currently have oregano (yellow and standard), mugwort, thyme, sage (purple or garden), tea peppermint, chives, lovage, plantain, comfrey, raspberry leaf, and yarrow. I'm probably forgetting something. What is done with raspberry leaf? Is it a tea? I also make salves! My go to in an arnica, calendula and comfrey mix for healing wounds or chapped skin. This can also be used on pet paws. We do have barely enough time that I could do a custom infusion Ooh arnica is good for bruises. Hubs bruises super easy & that might help. Anything in the Paintbox Soapworks Halloween update looking good to you? https://paintboxsoapworks.com/new-limited-edition/2023-weenie-collection/ The bookbinders balm is amazing. As is the bath streusel. Cathedral of Pumpkins & Putney Rd are both nice scents. If you have a furry friend living with you, what sort of treats do they like I have furkids of the feline variety. They are catnip junkies who love all different toys. Any kind of toy will have a fan. What is your feelings on seasonal mugs? Yes or, no? Too many in your house or bring them on?? A fun seasonal mug is always appreciated, especially one I can take to work. Are your wishlists - Amazon, Etsy, etc - up to date, and if so, are they all linked somewhere that I can find them? Those links are in my sig file on the forum Do you have anything you use every day that you wouldnt mind getting more of? Tea! Candles. hand cream. Anything you love or need to have from Adagio or Rishi teas? Not fond of Adagio. I have not tried Rishi but am totally up for it. List here things you wish you would've added to your questionnaire . Umm I really don't know what to say here. I've answered so many questions, I almost feel like I can't imagine anything that's not covered. To answer the sticker question - sure, stickers are fun. Nothing horror/gory. Witchy, Halloween, mushrooms are current faves. And now the rock question, yes I love rocks/crystals/fossils & the like. We have a cabinet of all sorts of rock samples and small fossils. I'm especially fond of "hagstones", aka rocks or pebbles with a natural hole. Weenies- I am crushed that there are no Dead Leaves this year. I'll have to keep my eyes open when people are selling any DL that don't have musk or heavy Patch. And while I love BPAL bath oils, hard candy does not appeal. Of the offerings, these are the most interesting to me: Witches currant cakes - (I grow currants & gooseberries in my garden) Halfway to Halloween Halloween Cat Slumber Ghoul Pumpkin Spice Dark & Stormy (a favorite cocktail) Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini Still seeking a new lavender scent- my most treasured Knight in Shiny Armor is getting low. ordering bulbs from https://oldhousegardens.com and was wondering if my witchee would like some. This is a fantastic idea. I love any kind of daffodils or anything from the woodland sprites collection. Would you like something like "sock arms" if I find time to craft? (Sometimes I make a pattern called Toast or Toasty {one has a thumb the other is just a tube} http://www.afriendtoknitwith.com/2008/09/toasttoasty.html. here are other photos from my blog: https://www.elkaknits.com/?p=845 ) -- If so what sort of colors? I love fingerless mitts, with thumb prefered, dark shades of purple or green. Witchee, what's your take on seasonal-themed Washi tape? I love them, especially purple/ black/green ones What about seasonal treats from Trader Joe's? I have one local to me so I've got this covered, thanks. I make gluten-free biscotti this time of year, lemon and also cocoa varieties: does this sound good to you? Sure. When I have cookies, I like crispy ones to dunk in coffee or tea. 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! Sorry no. I do not currently have a way to play cds. 8/19 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 think that I need to focus on getting better with the ones I have. I don't want to start over with a new one right now. Are you a Studio Ghibli fan, and if so, what are your feelings about fan made art featuring characters? I enjoy the movies, but not sure about fan art- sorry. 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. Ahh, Lush, always addictive. Here's what caught my eye: bubble lugosi bubble bar, Pumpkin crumble bubble bar, Pumpkin Spice bath bomb, Butterball, deep sleep, twilight bath bombs Haus of gloi- fave products are pumpkin butter & bubble scrub blood orange marshmallow Hex Pumpkin eater In the perfume- vanilla pear punch & dark fruit tea. Curious about the lavender chocolate one but not sure. Mutter museum- nah, not my thing NEW QUESTION: 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. I am so inclined & I've been away from my spellcraft for a while- as you know sometimes life gets in the way. I would love any things you would like to hunt for, find or otherwise collect. I do want to get back to my witchy self & this would encourage me. NEW QUESTIONS: *Are you a fan of the show Cobra Kai? Nope *Do you enjoy any of the scented items from Victoria's Secret? No. I'm not into their stuff *Would you be interested in receiving a silver locket with papyrus and herbs inside, as a protective amulet? Of course! Anything of interest from Cellar Door? (They have candles and soaps.) I love their Lavender Pumpkin soap, but have never tried the candle. Their apple scents are nice too. Basic Witch is nice too. 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? - Japan is particularly big on their green tea and hojicha (roasted green tea), any interest? - 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? For me the best option is black tea- flavored or straight up, loose or bagged. Please no Green or Rooibos. 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? The Bejeweled Bat barrette is cute
  2. lawardrop_27512

    7 spooky nights swap - all my answers

    8/27/23 Catnip (organic, from our property. Dried in our dehydrator.) Canned food items Bluebarb jam (blueberry/rhubarb) (has sugar.) Blackberry, Jam (they have sugar) Apple Crips (dried apples with nothing added, not sure what kind of apples we'll do this year. Usually honeycrisp.) These are soooooo good! Lavender Vanilla Bean liqueur sample (has sugar.) L0ve this stuff - goes great in sleepy lavender tea Mead sample (flavor depends on what kind of mead my son has made lately. Can make it dry, semi-sweet, or sweet to your preference.) Would you like me to knit you a fingerless mitts? , bats, pumpkins, Yarn preference? (merino wool, merino cashmere, merino silk, merino silk cashmere, acrylic, sparkles or no sparkles, etc. If you want any knitted things -- color preferences? I can do stripy mitts, cowls, or hats. Solid or gradient color shawlettes, cowls, mitts, hats. Colorwork hats or cowls (base color plus whatever color for your skull, ghost, bat, jack o lantern, spider, witch hat, moon, cat, or whatnot.) Solid one color for soap bag, washcloths, or tarot bag. (I think I only have purple silk for the tarot bag.) Pick three or four colors for Gnomes (one of those colors will be their beard, I usually use white.) My mom has an etsy shop with project bags for knitting/crochet or what ever you want to use them for. We could also make tote type bags, flat zipper cosmetic type bags, or boxy bags/dice bags. Are you interested in this type of item? I have all kinds of spooky fabric that isn't currently up on the shop if you look through the sold items. https://twinklentwilight.etsy.com I have a bunch of your bags. 8/28/23 LUSH's Halloween collection drops 8/31. I will be making an order. Can I pick up something for you? - Will update once it drops Which Surprise Items that will be at Dragoncon might you be interested in? - Blackout Blinds, Bonfire Toffee, Wolf milk, Witches Tea (or maybe decants if you are getting any of these yourself) Would you be interested in dangle earrings or pendants made of dried roses (and other beads)? - Not so much. How do you feel about stuffies that are sewn? Form or fabric preference? - Sure, would love an octopus. Or some other crazy creature. Especially in purples Or greens Teeturtle, anything look fun?umm brainfart...shoot, I looked at the teepublic site by mistake & found these. 2x if basic men's shirt https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/34924038-hex-the-patriarchy-witch https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/34896313-halloween-for-women Haus of Gloi's first fall collection has dropped - anything you like? Oh they have some goodies this year! Apple Milk, Blood Orange Marshmallow, Hex. My fave products are the pumpkin seed lotion or the bubbling scrub Paintbox Soapworks- Putney road or Cathedral of Pumpkins. Their Bath streusel is amazing. The Bookbinders hand & cuticle cream is wonderfully healing & Im nearly out. How do you feel about CBD as an ingredient in something? Like a pain relief lotion or lip balm? That would be interesting to try. What does a cbd lip balm do? I'm getting into bookbinding! Is there a fanfic/book (I can try to get the text block in paperback and rebind it)/out-of-copyright book that you want hardbound all fancy? Oh I would love this beyond measure. Hubs and I are book people with signed books, special editions, etc. I would choose something ny Charles DeLint. I have most of his books in the Trade Paperback or hardbound editions. My fave title of his is Moonheart, or any of the Newford novels. 8/30/23 Cellar Door's seasonal items are out. Anything you need? Lavender Pumpkin is a great scent. Candle maybe? Are you interested in anything from Grounds and Hounds? They give back to rescue dogs and they have more items than just coffee. Hot chocolate, apparel, stickers, mugs, dog toys and blankets, caramels, brewers, etc. Pumpkin Spice, ground please Anything from here? The Halloween Collection is adorable. Clothes That Fit - Snag US (snagtights.us) I wear an F in their tights. My favorite of the current offerings are Gully, All Hallows Eve & the opaque tights in Plum. Witchbaby- I've never tried them but the body butters sound divine. Cafeomancy, Hallowmas, & Samhain all sound great. Cellar Door- their Lavender Pumpkin is lovely- soap or candle. MD Ren Fest- I was supposed to attend for the first time this year & just had to cancel the trip (pout). If you are going & find a nifty hair stick or barrette, that would be wonderful. Are you a fan of vivziepop/helluvaboss? Anything from their merch store? Nope, not really my thing. Since it is Pumpkin Spice Season (during this swap), what is your Pumpkin Spice oppinion? Or just pumpkin? Or apple anything. I love Pumpkin Spice, I love pumpkin & related squashes & cook with them a lot. I'm also fond of if all the apple things.
  3. lawardrop_27512

    Gnome Swap

    I will put all my follow up answers here. Would you like to receive Girl Scout cookies and if so, what kind is your favorite? I do love thin mints, although they are not the best thing for me to eat. Would you like a Gnome amigurumi? (smol knitted or crocheted gnome) -- if so, What gnome colors appeal to you? (three-four colors please) dark tones: blue, purple, green -- do any of these patterns appeal to you (I pretty much have all of them including the ones for humans but I'm not going to make a colorwork sweater for you, sorry. I *might* make a hat or mitts if you like grey, blue, and red as shown because I already have that yarn.) I like the ones without legs and with the little cables How about Gnome tea towel(s)? Sure! Would you like a cross stitched gnome picture / ornament? That sounds fun. 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? Spending time in my garden or going out to the Michigan woods 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 in my garden would be awesome, but an inside one would be fine too. How do you feel about zombie or other horror gnomes? No thanks. However, if you find the Godzilla or a Star Trek one, the whimsy level is delightful & would be very cool in my garden. Why yes, I'm a happy nerd. Do you need any seeds? If so what varieties might you be interested in? Flowers, veg, herbs.. ? I always love seeds. There is room for Veg, herbs, or flowers. Would you like feathers from my Peacock, Gary (short for Gyrados)? Always! Even the ones that are not eye feathers. 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?) All the Lavender! Frostbite TKO, Lavender Buttercream. Heading off to check currently available. Will update shortly. Ooh the new Sufganiyot that was added late - I believe it's strawberry & cream. If you are a tea drinker, which (if any) of these teas tickle yowallpaper. Oh very much so! I love finding so many new tea companies. Not in a particular order Coconut Black, Vanilla Black, Paris Breakfast, London Tea Room. Loose is fine, I have lots of brewing technology. would you like a tiny hand drawn gnome picture? I like some of the other options more, I have so little open walspace. 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. - Well this was my question, so I'm pretty set for vanilla Are there any colors you would prefer your gnome not to have? I'm not big into pastels or the yellow/pink/warm orangey reds category. Cool colors in deep tones are my faves. I think there was a question about what thing the gnome holds or is with - my first choice would be a mushroom or toadstool. Do you have a need for cheese knife? https://ototodesign.com/products/bert-cheese-knife? It’s very cute, but I really don’t need it & have no more kitchen tool space. I'll be in Seattle next week- any treat you might enjoy from the PNW? Coffee? (ground please, I don’t own a grinder) I have not been to Seattle since 1997, so I don't know anything there these days. I'll be back in Disney World next month- anything you might like from Epcot or Hollywood Studios? An enamel pin, Hocus Pocus or Marvel. Especially a Jeremy Renner or Benedict Cumberbatch. No idea what is at Hollywood studios, but I’m a good little nerd so, you can surprise me. 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 friend. This would be wonderful. I love things like this. I have a couple of “bug on a stick” plant stakes, but no mushrooms or leaves. Would you be interested in a decorative pillow or zippered pouch featuring a gnomely figure? like this? Not this one. or a little coin purse? Not this one. or please tell me to make this because oh my gods... OH MY GOSH, IT HAS A BIRD NEST, YES PLEASE THIS IS FREAKING ADORABLE. I have several bird nests made in different techniques on my living room bookcase. Perhaps swap out the pink for any form of blue or purple? I have an angora rabbit and she's currently molting. Would you like rabbit fur for spinning, felting, or other crafty uses? Ooh that would be lovely. In the spring when I can work outside, I’ll be back continuing to perfect my nuno felting skills. It would be fun to see how bunny fur works. Do you need any spices? Technically yes, but it’s the basic cinnamon I’m out of, so that will be resolved shortly. This said, if you have or make some regional blend, I’d love to try it. Especially if it plays well with tofu & comes with your favorite recipe. Gnome wearables? Would love a pair of socks, especially if there are mushrooms/toadstools. Haus of Gloi Valentine goodies - My favorite products of theirs are the bubble scrub & the pumpkin seed lotion. Of the valentine scents I like the sound of Epicurean, Superfreak, or Come Hither. The Blackcurrant & champagne butterball sounds like a nice soak with an audio book & some sparkling wine (okay cheap prosecco) Moonalisa Feb drop - If someone were shopping on my behalf, I find myself craving lavenders & vanillas of late. Lavender Fields, Lavender Shortbread Lavender Love. From the vanillas Salome's Secret, maybe Amber Vanilla. Nocturne Alchemy Valentine drop have loads of musk, but these sound nice to try: Crystalline #2 Encens Vanille Posiedens Vanilla Cheesecake Be my valentine '23 What is your favorite animal? Otters, Cats of all sizes/species, Owls, Ravens, bats Is there anything you would love from San Diego? Not a clue.
  4. lawardrop_27512

    2022 - 13 Nights of Halloween bonus Qs

    This is where I will put the answers. Would you like anything from Paintbox Soapworks Halloween line? https://paintboxsoapworks.com/new-limited-edition/2022-weenie-collection/ Indian Summer or Cathedral of Pumpkins bath streusel or sorbetto Do you have any interest in Halloween or spooky squishmallows? Nope  Anything from Bath & Bodyworks Halloween Line? About the only thing of theirs that I use are the pump soaps that I put by the sink. Anything Halloweenie with no musk. 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)??? Enamel pins are cool- anything fae or magic ( like sorcerer's Apprentice, but not Harry Potter). Malificent, especially anything Hocus Pocus  5. I make lightweight, doll-like hairfalls out of things like silk ribbon and yarn. Would you like some, either to incorporate into your costume or just for personal year-round use? If so, name your colors, length and any fibers you could have an allergy . Not sure on this one, but maybe grey & purple. My hair is down to my waist. QUESTION~ 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 No thanks, I have enough peach. 9. Would you be interested in a bag like we sell in our etsy shop? https://twinklentwilight.etsy.com I love the Twinkle & Twilight bags & have several. Anything with owls, crows, bats or cats Purple is always good. 10. 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. Last weekend when I was away working at Ren Fest, my Lennymud yarn bowl got broken by the kitten. Mine was the T-Rex don’t Knit one. Not interested in an HP one. 11. 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. Wool blends, purple, green, blue, black. Any weight fingering, dk or worsted. 12. 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? Sure, would try it. 13. 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, Would love: dried apples or pears, blackberry jam, huckleberry jam, or dried elderberries 14. Any interest in things from our garden like dried mint, catnip, lavender, rose petals, dill weed or dill seeds, sage, rue, mugwort, rosemary? Catnip or rosemary 15. 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)? The idea of chocolate orange mead is delightful 16. Pumpkin bread or zucchini bread? How about blueberry zucchini bread with a lemon glaze? Pumpkin bread 17. How do you feel about raisin in baked goods? Like in Oatmeal cookies? Sure. My favorite cookies are crispy, the better to dunk in tea. 18. Lego? If so, what types, minifigures? Not a huge Lego person 19. Favorite spooky fictional characters? The Crow that says Nevermore, Binx from Hocus Pocus 20. Luvmilk's seasonal goodies are out. What would you like? https://www.luvmilk.com/mm2022.html#/ I’ve never tried them but the Doll Parts & Werewolf scents sound nice – maybe try one in the bath products (Epsom salt or milk bath) 21. Would you like a Pyrex 4-cup Nightmare Before Christmas bowl with lid? (Can also get Starwars and various Disney ones.) Oh, those are awesome NMBC please. Or Hocus Pocus. 22,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/ Yes! I love tea & have not tried this company. Any of these would be lovely to try. Low Country, Passage, Cabaret, Dark Iris, Metropolitan, Black Metallic, Dirty Chai, Leatherbound 23. I grow lots of different herbs and I'm dehydrating loads of them right now, are you possibly interested in: catnip, sage (culinary and/or purple), oregano (Greek and/or purple), rosemary, plantain herb, chives, celery, licorice mint, lovage leaf, mugwort, mint, spearmint, chives, borage leaf, blackberry leaf, raspberry leaf, comfrey, lemon balm, or others? Yes please Chives, celery, blackberry leaf, raspberry leaf, Rosemary 24. My peacock is molting his tail feathers, would you like some? Would love some. I had some and a kitten stole them all & destroyed them. My local source of them is no longer with us so I have no way to replace them. 25. I'm learning embroidery. Is there a simple motif or symbol (like a pumpkin, a black cat, flowers, spider web…) you might like hand embroidered? Would love any of those 27. I'm taking a trip to New Orleans, anything you'd like food or souvenir-wise? Anything you think is fun Halloween wise. I’m told you can buy jars of darker rouxs there (looks like peanut butter, but is a long toasted roux for cooking) a small jar would be fabulous. 28. Are your booklists linked somewhere, and up to date? There’s an Amazon list linked but here’s some more booky info: I’m a big fan of Urban Fantasy (please note, this is not paranormal romance). Seanan Mcguire & Kim Harrison. I’m currently 2 books into a series called Rosie O’Grady’s Paranormal Bar & Grill that I’m really enjoying & would love to get the next books in the series. ( Sex & romance are okay if they make sense, but the ones that are soft core porn with werewolves & etc are not my style) Give me a mystery or puzzle to solve. I also really love Witchy Historical-ish novels. Louisa Morgan - I’ve read Secret History Of Witches & the Great Witch of Brittany, but would love another of hers. I’ve read all of the Deborah Harkness novels. Also the Witches of New York. 29. Do you have fur kids and would they like treats as well?? I have 5 furkids of the feline flavor - Mooch, Gytha, Jade, Molly, & the baby (literally) Vimes. They love random feathers you find in your yard (they smell like birdie, aka lunch) & catnip, & crinkle balls. 30. 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. Yes would love them, especially chocolate chai. 31. Any interest in spooky shape wax melts in your favorite candle scents? (What are your favorite candle scents?) I do not have a melter, I use candles 32. How about lotion bars? Yes, I love little ones I can put in a knitting bag. 33. Bird and Blend Tea Co. just came out with their Autumnal tea drop! Anything look good to you? (Also, if you're not a pumpkin-y person I invite you to explore their other offerings, cause everything they do is magical) Check 'em out: https://www.birdandblendtea.us I adore their pumpkin pie chai & have drunk up my stash of last year,s version. Mocha chai, violet cream & Pan Galactic gargle blaster also piqued my curiosity. Also, there is one called Toast & Tea that I had a sample of that was delicious. (not sure if it was a seasonal) 34. Do you need any BPAL storage? Bottles? Imps? I have a gorgeous rack hubby made me for the bottles. I’m absolutely crap at storing imps & need an intervention, or at least a way to better store them. Suggestions are welcome. 35. Does anything catch your eye from my local tea purveyors? https://www.fridaytea.com/ (I hope they make more Womb of Doom soon!) Pumpkin chai, French cookie, caramel apple blacktea or https: //perennialtearoom.com/ almond sugar cookie 36. Can you use a mug? What kind/size do you like? I mostly use 16-18 oz mugs. Most of mine are hand thrown & collected over a long time. There are also a bunch of nerdy Star Trek ones 37. One of my favorite Etsy chandlers is having a sale, anything catch your feathery fancy? https://www.etsy.com/shop/TeresaLynnsSimpleLux Any of the autumn ones that do not include smoke/ember notes. There is a vanilla & black currant one in the discontinued/sale area that would be lovely. 38. NEW AND TIME-SENSITIVE QUESTION! Does anything appeal from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween Update? I just placed my order, so I can add-on a treat or two for you until Monday night, September 12th! https://nocturnealchemy.com/collections/limited-collection So many this year have musk notes I can’t wear. Vintage Witch or Conjuring with the Witch might be good 39. Quick question - If I were ordering some marmalade or other jammy things, would you be interested in any of the following? Orange Marmalade, Blood Orange Marmalade, or whole fruit jams in strawberry, peach, current, or triple berry? I make red & pink currant jams, but black currant or Blood orange would be awesome. 40. For decor what general Halloween style is preferred? Traditional, cute spooky, dark and gothic, horror, etc? More descriptive the better!! Vintage witchy, Crows, Ravens, Owls, Bats, mysterious apothecary jars with ancient labels. I love art deco & art nouveau Halloween designs. Not Cute or cartoony. 41. (please read in thread as it's rather long) Are you interested in anything from Solstice Scents? https://www.solsticescents.com - Estate Lavender, Estate Vanilla, Lavender Vanilla 42. Do you have a strong preference for whether packages are numbered 1-13, thus curating your experience somewhat, or do you prefer the random draw method where you can follow your whims and open in whatever order you choose? If you have a plan, please number them.
  5. This is where I will put answers to questions asked in the group. Cellar Door just posted their Halloween goodies - I love their scents, soaps and candles - which of these might you fancy? Lavender Pumpkin, Autumn Apple Fest , Holland Hard Cider, or Basic Witch, should all smell wonderful. Would especially love a Lavender Pumpkin candle. If you'd like handmade knit items, are you good with soft wools or do you prefer acrylic only? Wool is king, except in summer when linen rules. Are there any items you'd love for fall/halloweenie? (Ie mittens, hat, fingerless mitts, cowl, legwarmers). My favorite thing to wear is fingerless mitts, especially longer ones. My Next favorite is a loose cowl. Anyone fancying the new Paintbox Soapworks I adore their Bath streusel with the sorbetto as 2nd fave. Current covets - Cathedral of Pumpkins or Indian Summer Witch Baby Soap Halloween launches? Never tried them. But the Blood & Milk scent sounds awesome – I have a great fondness for Blood orange scented things. Bath Bomb or soap, or lotion (whichever of their products you recommend most, but in the Blood & Milk scent) 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. That would be fun , especially a Halloween/witchy/Owlish/ or Corvid themed one. I just got a new set of markers to play with. What are some OCYL brands you've been wanting to dabble in? I love PBSW, House of Gloi, NA. I've never tried Witch Baby & there's one discussed above that sounds amazing. 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 love bath bombs, especially lavender based blends or something with lots of moisturizer like that little but potent one from Lush - I think it's called Butterball. I do not do wax tarts – no thingy to melt them with. What kinds of home smell good things do you like? (I.e. incense, candles, wax melts, felt scent balls, essential oils, linen spray) Candles or linen spray mostly. I’ve never tried felt scent balls. I don’t use wax melts & incense only rarely. My question for the fellow pumpkins would you like anything from the bath and bodyworks Halloween line? 🤔 My favorite thing from there tends to be the pump soaps to put by the sink, so maybe one of those. The pumpkin cupcake scent sounds fun. Do you have any interest in spooky squishmallows? Nope, no space for them. And would you enjoy spooky stationary? Sure. 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? Nothing negative, positive only. When you have a distinct preference for one holiday over another, What are some cross over items that actually work for both? Autumnal things work for all the various holidays of the season. Bath stuff works for all holidays. Scented candles work for the whole season. 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 I love local or infused honeys. I can’t have a lot of sugar & things like that give a flavorful bang for the carb points. Does anything from JiJi Knight spark your interest? https://jijiknight.com/ Cute, but not my style 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?...? We stream all that stuff these days. Dang (or good!), another serious question -- Shampoo and/or conditioner bars and if so, for what type of hair (dry, fine, oily, curly, normal)? The only ones I ever tried were the Tri-coconut & Jungle from Lush. Something similar to those would work, but please watch the scent profile. I just got the email that the Ectogasm Halloween Collection is live. Does anything interest you? Carpe Noctem Witch Hat Enamel Pin in Silver, Jack-O-Lantern Collar Pin Set - Silver & Black Would love the Poes before Hoes one, but it’s sold out. Or the Kitty with Evil as Heck, also sold out. 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? I order my Thai food medium in most places. I use a lot of spicy ingredients. Just got a huge package of Medium Hatch Chili powder. Ghost & Reaper are a bit over my top end. Is there something you collect that perhaps you'd enjoy a Disney version of (tea, socks, enamel pins, plushies etc etc etc)??? Would love enamel pins from Disney with Halloween motifs! Would you like any decor from Say Target, Homewood, or William and Sonoma? Omg, the owl dish towels at William Sonoma are glorious. The wee little Pumpkin Waffle iron is adorable too. Nothing at Target. Only thing in the Homegoods site I saw was a canister that says Good Witch ( I'd use it for tea storage) 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 Nope, I'm not hugely into Peach& found 2 in last years, so I'm good But, I am going to Dragon Con this weekend. Is there anything you would like? Lab wise or just general geekery If you run across something Edgar Allen Poe,that would be cool. Or STTNG (Jean Luc Picard is planned for my next husband) Would you be interested in a bag like we sell in our etsy shop? https://twinklentwilight.etsy.com I have 3 T&T bags already 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 ..... Last weekend when I was away at Faire, my Lennymud Trex Can't Knit bowl got broken by the cats (pout), but I really don't do HP. 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. Purple is always good, anything over lace weight 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? No thank you. I need to inventory our canned goods but do you like things like, dried apples or pears, blackberry jam, huckleberry jam The ones I left above are the ones I love, but don't make 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)? Chocolate orange mead?!? Yes please. Pumpkin bread or zucchini bread? How about blueberry zucchini bread with a lemon glaze? Any are good, but pumpkin is a fave. 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. Hibiscus would be lovely Format for tea? e.g. teabag vs loose Either is fine Do you like spooky themed tights? If so, what are your measurements? Love spooky tights! In Snag brand I wear an F(regular height, not the short F) Pls post your book wishlist!. My book list is in my survey. That said I'm finishing book 2 of the Rosie O'Grady Paranormal Bar series & would love more of them. 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.?) I have very little wall space available, but, spooky& Autmnal are good Do you like rocks/gemstone jewelry? Prefer polished/smooth rocks or raw/rough? Any favorite stones, rocks, colors that you'd like? I love rocks & crystals, either as a rock or a pendant. Smooth are nicer to play with & hold. Fluorite, amethyst, & Lapis are faves. Moss agate is always cool too. and now a new one: Any interest in the August releases that got announced today? https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-tag/august-2022/ Lavender Buttercream Perfume Oil 1st choice Vanilla Cream, Pistachio, and Macadamia Perfume Oil Columns of the Temple of Neptune at Paestum Perfume Oil- sounds interesting, maybe an imp?. 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/ Yes! I love tea & have not tried this company. Any of these would be lovely to try. Low Country, Passage, Cabaret, Dark Iris, Metropolitan, Black Metallic, Dirty Chai, Leatherbound 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? Something Autmnal to put on my altar. 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? I have a lot of bar soap, but if you see one with pumpkin & lavender together ( like the PBSW scent from last fall that did not return this year) 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? No thank you. 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? I love ribbons. I make them into bookmarks, so shorter lengths like 8 or 9 inches are okay. Purple, green, black, silver are faves. Leafy motifs or weenies are great. Have you ever been to Soutache in Chicago? Most amazing ribbons, trims, & buttons. Would you be interested in any skincare items? Anything you would not want? Excellent handcream is always appreciated. My hands & nails are terrible. Skin on my face is changing ( umm,becoming old & I'm not sure what's going on yet.)- someone in the forum suggested a vitamin to help my nails & I started it about a week ago. Hopefully they will grow out nice 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 did not see anything that grabbed me. 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. Yes, this would be fun. The chocolate chai sounds magnificent. Any interest in spooky shape wax melts in your favorite candle scents? (What are your favorite candle scents?) I do not have a wax melt burner thing. I use candles. How about lotion bars? Love them, especially small ones I can tuck into my project bags. 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 adore the pumpkin pie chai & have drunk up my stash of last years version. Mocha chai, violet cream & Pan Galactic gargle blaster also piqued my curiosity. 34. Do you need any BPAL storage? Bottles? Imps? I am crap at imp storage. If you have a plan that works, please share. 35. Does anything catch your eye from my local tea purveyors? https://www.fridaytea.com/ (I hope they make more Womb of Doom soon!) Pumpkin chai, French cookie, caramel apple black or https: tea,//perennialtearoom.com/ almond sugar cookie 36. Can you use a mug? What kind/size do you like? I use large mugs, like 16-18oz. Mostly hand thrown mugs I buy at art shows from potters, plus a few Star Trek Next Gen mugs. I've been looking for one with crows if that helps. 37. One of my favorite Etsy chandlers is having a sale, anything catch your feathery fancy? All the fall ones sound lovely except the smokey/embers ones, but there is a vanilla blackcurrant one listed in discontinued scents that sounds amazing. Arcana Craves halloween drop! Anything catching your eye? https://arcanacraves.com/ - nothing here really grabbed me, but I've never tried them. 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 am a Leo, but not much into astrology. 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/ Seriously cute pins! I especially liked these: Trick or treat kitty pin- silver or copper Witch hat pumpkin Halloween Witch hat Harvest Crow 3 broomstick Witch boots vampire bat pin 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 🙂 https://www.holotaco.com/collections/dark-rainbow-collection. Oooh, I want to wear polish, but my nails are crap. I started ( a week ago) on a skin/hair/nails supplement somebody on the forum recommended in the hopes of fixing my nails. The forest green one is stunning. Lush Halloween offerings- I adore blood orange & they have a Blood Orange Shower Gel that sounds lovely. Also the I want my Mummy bath Bomb sounds amazing . 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? No thank you I have lots of bar soap & there’s only a few with scents I covet. 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 So many this year have musk notes I can’t wear. Vintage Witch or Conjuring with the Witch might be good 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?? I prefer ground, as I don’t own a grinder. I use a French Press when I make coffee, so if you have a choice, go a wee bit coarser. 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 The things I liked are sold out. Are you interested in any art supplies? If so, what kinds and colours? I love art supplies, but I recently was gifted rather a lot. I’m trying to learn to do watercolors. If you know anything about watercolors, choose your favorite, most useful brush. I have lots of paint & paper, trying to learn what different brushes do. 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)? Cones or sticks. Something with vanilla or lavender perhaps? One of my favorite autumn scents from BPAL is Dead Leaves with Vanilla Incense. Anything catch your eye from this super cool queer creepy-cute style UK artist? https://www.abprallen.co.uk/ Sorry but no – although I support all genders loving as they wish & being who they are, I don’t do pastel colors, even on accessories. Pls say more about your book preferences if you haven't already! Esp. regarding fiction. I’m a big fan of Urban Fantasy (please note, this is not paranormal romance). Seanan Mcguire & Kim Harrison. I’m currently 2 books into a series called Rosie O’Grady’s Paranormal Bar & Grill that I’m really enjoying & would love to get the next books in the series. I also really love Witchy Historical-ish novels. Louisa Morgan - I’ve read Secret History of Witches & the Great Witch of Brittany but would love another of hers. I’ve read all of the Deborah Harkness novels. Also, read the Witches of New York. 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? Purr Off knee sock, Forest Mushroom crew, Starry Night knee sock, or Just a phase knee sock.
  6. lawardrop_27512

    Summer Swap Sprite 2022

    This is where I will stash my answers to new questions & the like. 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! ] Beguiled, Upick, or Zazz are lovely summer scents. Pumpklin butter, bubbly scrub or sugar scrub are my fave products of theirs ****************************************************************** 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/#) BLACK TEA - MON PETIT CHOCOLAT BLACK TEA - THÉ DES POÈTES BLACK TEA - 4 FRUITS ROUGES I once had teeny jars of Lavender Honey & Chestnut honey that were amazingly tasty. Odd ball idea – ribbons. I’ve read that they make gorgeous ribbons with woven patterns made on very old looms. A piece of ribbon for a lovely bookmark. Post cards of artwork Lucky you! Have a marvelous time. ********************************************************** I recently discovered Khamilaluna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them? Raspberry vanilla or Vanilla or Coconut lime sugar scrubs all sound like they would smell fantastic. **************************************************************** is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests? Something with dried ferns perhaps? I am always on the lookout for stones with natural holes - AKA Hagstones. If you find one on your wanders, that would be fantastic. do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest? I wear them rarely, and only know one size for one finger - 10 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 love special stones or an oil to dress candles with (maybe for creativity or energy to get stuff done) Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic? I love purple sparkly iridescent dice, but I really don't game much anymore What's your favorite creature? Anything that relates to Otters, Owls, ravens, crows, or cats. Fantasy creatures - Griffins, dragons, Fae 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 prefer the graphic novel format, but I don't read many comics these days. Best choice would be something Star Trek related. I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there? Yes! Spices with recipes (as long as vegetarian). I don't really know enough to suggest anything else. If you wander a beach & find beach glass, that would be cool. 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! Orange chai (especially with cardamom) or cinnamon chocolate sound lovely. Not so much for the chilis. Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences? Crispy shortbread is my favorite cookie on Earth - all sorts of flavors. *************************************************************************************** 6/1/22 If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate? My Birthday is August 12, so yes it is during the swap. I have not decided what I want to do yet on the actual day, but on the Saturday (8/13) I will be in a massive, nearly commercial kitchen with my besties doing what we call Canning Palooza doing big batch canning for 4 households. Tomatoes & pickles are the main themes. Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period? Observing the seasons & progression of things in my garden. Bonfires in my newly built fire pit. Anything you want from the UK? TEA!!! In some prior Switch Witch, I was introduced to the fun blends from Bird & Blend in particular. Seeds, y/n? Yes please Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner? I am seeking the definitive hand cream, bonus if it's good for nails too. Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size? I love tights. Not sure I've seen different thicknesses of them, I guess mine are average weight & opaque, maybe a little less for the one lacy pair I have. Sizes are all over the place. I'm 5'9" & wear an 18-20 or 2X depending on the garment. Hips are 50" Style - full foot over footless, not into super brights, but other than that whatever you think is cool or pretty. Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have? I would like to make better friends with the decks I have. Can you recommend a book or other resource to learning to read them? What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/ Oh My! So many pretty things. I loved the blue Witches Cat & the raven with the full moon. Some of the tarot ones with the moon are lovely too. Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged? Loose is great, bagged is fine too & gets to go along when I have to go into the office. ********************************************************************************************** 6/2/22 PBSW Summer collection is live!!! Anything catch your eye? I didn't see anything this time ( I wish Fairy Tale was a year round scent) 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) no thanks Working Class Coffee Philly Nutsyes these look yummy, especially pistachios 222 Creations  Carol's Epiphany 6/5/22 I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece? yes would love embroidery!  If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee? My fave is always a dragonfly. Bees & lavender flowers would be lovely  What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I like both styles for different reasons I hope to not learn who you are until the very end 6/6/22 Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?) yes I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you? - If so, colors? I have various weights of wool, sport and dk cotton, cotton thread in 3/2 and 5/2, and light fingering weight bamboo rayon that dyes like a dream Yes I am A total yarn hoar. That bamboo yarn sounds fantastic and should knit or crochet up lovely. I love purples, teals, greens, blues,saturated jewel tones are my faves. My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin??? I don't know enough about either place to know what to covet. This said, local spice blends with a recipe are always great souvenirs My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like? https://www.garbageforgood.com/ sorry, not my thing. 6/8/22 Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it? I’m a Leo, but not much into astrological stuff 6/12/22 what do you think of plushies? Cute, but not really my thing Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving? Not really, I know nothing of Korean things & all I can think of from Japan is kit kats 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 am a gardener, specializing in weeds, columbines, & unusual berries (currants, gooseberries, saskatoons)  How many books is too many books? LOL, funny funny girl. 6/13/22 I’m knitting up washcloths right now. Would you like some? Sure, but I’m a knitter & crocheter too & have a bunch. any spices you need/want? I’m fleshing out a Penzey's order!! I have all the Penzeys, plus a shop I can go to in person. I love flavored salts though. your feelings on chocolate? Milk chocolate, Dark chocolate, White chocolate? with or without nuts? How about truffly goodness? Dark, nuts or truffle are always welcome. I’m diabetic, so I tend to spread a chocolate bar over a period of days (when I manage to restrict myself) 6/17/22 Do you want anything for your vehicle? Like bumper stickers or magnets? Nah, these days that stuff can get a car keyed. any interest in Japanese fashion-ish items? (kanzashi hair pins, and other things made form old kimono fabric, fans, tenugui, etc?) Hair pins are always fun. Smallish zipper bags with kimono fabric are cool (ie notions bag for various project bags) 6/21/22 Would you use cbd infused bath products? Like for pain /muscle relief? Or a bath that gets me high? First one, I’d try it, 2nd…not so much interested in a bath that gets me high. What colors are your kitchen stuffs? Dark blues & greens, occasional pop of purple. Lots of wood tools - spoons & spatulas & such If I knitted up a scarf/shawl/something in the wearable area what colors would you like and please be pretty specific so I can see if my yarn stash makes this feasible (or if @twilighteyes or @winterblizzard has stash that does and I can barter) k please thanks I love hand knits or crocheted projects that someone made for me. Dark greens would be wonderful. My standard colors are Purple, blues, greens, teals with black or grey as my neutrals. This said, I have very little in the way of greens despite liking them so much. —->. One big box or a couple starting now?? Whatever works for you is fine. How close to the final deadline would you prefer to receive your package? Should we try to squeak as close to August 31st as humanly possible, or would it be okay to send the package earlier? Well, it does not need to be that close to the end date. My birthday is a couple of weeks before that, so earlier is just fine. 6/22/22 I am afraid to send chocolate in this heat. What other things might you enjoy? TEA! Especially with flavors to make fun iced tea for summer (berries & fruity flavors as opposed to spicy, chai like flavors). Coffee is good too. Gourmet lollipops? Handmade Marshmallows (not by me LOL)? Flavored cotton candy? other ideas? Not so much on these sweets do you have any reservations about wearing leather, like in an accessory?? Nope, I’m a vegetarian, not a vegan. I used to work in a leather booth at Ren Fest. I adore leather accessories. So I took a "viking knitting" class (which is really wire weaving) and can now make necklaces and bracelets. Would you be interested in either one? YES IF SO What color wire would you like? (silver, gold, copper, blue, purple, yellow, green orange, black, turquoise, pink, so many colors.) I have THIS PACK among others. What length would you want (on either or both?) What kind of fasteners do you like best (lobster claw, toggle clasp, magnetic?) and color of fasteners? (silver, gunmetal, copper, gold?) - some of the toggle clasps come in cool shapes. Do you think a larger chunky one like a torc or a slimmer one? I can draw the wire down to different sizes with my draw plate. How very cool! Hell yes, I would love a piece of this kind of work. Purple or Purple + black or silver. My necklace length is 20 or 22”, nice secure lobster claw clasp (I once lost a beloved necklace that had a toggle clasp). The torc is stunning, but I can’t wear chokers.
  7. lawardrop_27512

    13 nights of Halloween Bonus Questions

    I will add other answers to this post as I answer things. Dragon Con list? With the loss of fairies, I’ll be blind bottling the Peach sweater & London Fog, but would love to try vanilla wafer & peach cream, &/or GEORGIA PEACH, OAKMOSS, SAGE, AND VETIVER HP House: I have given up on HP Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myself soon! Not much for me. https://www.etsy.com/shop/CaitlinMcCarthyArt https://www.etsy.com/shop/BatinYourBelfry I make beautiful and very lightweight yarn-and-ribbon hairfalls - would you like a set in the colors and length of your choice? If yes, name up to four colors and length in inches! Remember- this can be part of your Halloween costume! Ooh these would be fun - either dark purple/black/silvery grey (goes with my Renny gear) OR Fall Fae to go with dark red hair – dark greens, autumn leaves & a little purple. My hair is below my shoulders by a few inches, what would you suggest for length? Would you appreciate a skein of handspun yarn? If yes, what weight? What colors? How do you feel about beads? Any allergies to typical fibers? I’m not so good with mohair, but other than that not any fiber allergies. Beads are fun. I would love to make some long mitts with handspun. As to colors, think Autumn Fae & go from there. Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons? Buttons & /or enamel pins, or old sewing buttons. There are some in my etsy stuff. Do you spend time in the outdoors? Sometimes, but I just found out I’m legit allergic to mosquitos. Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking? Yes, Vegetarian cooking & baking. The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything? Squee, muppet flailing….why yes, I love Paintbox . My fave item is their bath streusel. Of the weenie scents I covet Fairytalle as new to me & GOAT as an old fave. The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye? I had a few of hers in my pins wishlist & have added a few moreof the pre-order ones. Zeep's Spooky Collection drops some time next week. Here's the scent list. Would you like any wax melts, candles, whipped soaps, sugar whips (whipped soap/scrub hybrid), body butter sugar scrubs (moisturizing scrub), meringues (lotion), bath bombs, or bath rocks from Zeep? I’ve never tried these, but the Season of the witch bath rocks sound fun. 1313 Mockingbird Lane & Poison apple scents sound lovely in whatever you recommend. Does anyone here like vintage halloween? Yes, I love vintage Owls, corvids & witch motifs It seems like a lot of shops’ Halloween lines have items related to the same standard fandoms, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Beetlejuice, Addams Family, etc. Do any of those (or other ones) particularly resonate with you? I love Nightmare before Christmas If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)? Bags or loose are fine. Also, how do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever. Not my kind of candles 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 have no thoughts on this – whatever is the most fun for you to plot, plan, & scheme. What are your fandoms, if any? STTNG – I am in love with Jean Luc Picard Do you collect things like tarot decks? If so do you have a wishlist or a list of ones you already have? Would you like a silk tarot bag? I have a couple of decks I am learning to use. Silk bag would be lovely. Do you like rocks/crystals? What colors kinds? Would you like them in bead format (holes drilled?) I love rocks & crystals & fossils. I can’t think of any specific stones, but I love blues/greens/purples. Drilled if pendant size would be great. My mom has an etsy store - she makes bags. Do you love anything from it? We can also do box bags, draw string bags, dice bags, etc. and if you want a different type of material or a different fabric pattern, I'm open to links to specific things. I love Twinkle & Twilight bags. I have a Dr. Who & a dragon one. The grey Ravens & bats one is awfully cute. Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies? (just erase the ones you don't want when you answer to make it easy?) list under spoiler Catnip Cardamom plum jam Vanilla peach jam Plum Brandy (Slivovitz) (small sample) Lavender Vanilla Bean liqueur (small sample) How do you feel about oracle decks? Trying to learn my tarot decks Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)? I would love this Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives) Lush - anything Black Currant or almond scented, or if they do a chocolate orange - all the good ones seem to stay in the UK. EDIT: Oh, and are you into astrology? Not really What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)? 9-9.5wide,10 Medium Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters? No thank you Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre? Oh those stones are lovely- rubellite or rainbow fluorite, or anything with blue What's your favorite flower(s)? lavender What's you favorite woodland creature? Owls, Corvids (incl Blue Jays) 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)? Whatever works best for my partner - Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape? I like the dome shape I have a literal stockpile of skincare products. Can I interest you in cleanser, sheet masks, moisturizer, sample things etc etc.? Or a general pampering package? What is your skin type? Moisturizers are awesome, I have old, dry skin that gets pimples on occasion for no good reason. Serious handcream is always a good thing. Anything from here? ChocolateStorybook on Etsy Raises hand….um diabetic girl here. I can have a 2 bite sized piece of dark chocolate at most. 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? Not so much. Thanks. 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? I love coffee, and I use a French press, ground, light or medium roast with flavors (like chocolate since the sugar is so much less than real chocolate). Oh & I don't own a grinder. I may be going to the Renaissance Fair this weekend (if not this weekend then soon and multiple times), any Ren Faire goodies you may like? I work at Michigan Ren Fest. 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? I love flavored vinegars & oils. I just got a Persian lime olive oil for my birthday. Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies? I love the idea of my person curating an experience with numbered packages, but it's totally up to you. 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? I will gladly take print books, though I am also using Audible a lot. Urban Fantasy is my fave. Major series I have read - Harry Dresden, Iron Druid, Kim Harrison. Open to new ones. I prefer paranormal mystery to paranormal romance Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters? Oh very much so. I’ve been trying to decide if I should try to make bitters, or just keep finding already made ones. My very fave is Fee Bros Aztek Chocolate. (so if you know another chocolatey bitters, let me know) Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)? I'll update this as I think of it. Significant other? Yes, my Beloved & I have our 25th anniversary on 10/26/2021 if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry? If so, what’s your user name there?? I’m on Rav & am Lawardrop 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? Owls & Ravens & autumn leaves, Bare trees in front of a moon, bats, Halloween cats 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, that would be lovely – FYI our 25th Anniversary is 10/26 & we are celebrating it on Oct 31 due to work stuff. I would love to request folks to to put their wish list in this thread and link in their signature. I would love to decant from my oils if I have any my person is looking for! I'll try to get this done If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms? Jean Luc Picard is my future fantasy hubby, or at least a shore leave date. 10th Dr. is my favorite. Is there any fun stuff available for Star Trek Lower Decks? Such a fun show. I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery. No thanks Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts? Bath oil would be fantastic. Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about? None I know of. Catnip, mousies (or any little stuffed thing) & ping pong balls are the big faves. how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox) Totally fine. Shadowbox preferred. We have a small collection on a wall in the Library. 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? Either is fine, but I don’t have a bat mug & do have several cat mugs. 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? All is fine on wrapping paper 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)? Not really – I so very rarely wear eye makeup. 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? I love the fun kit kat flavors – Is it true there is a chestnut one? Chocolate Orange is a favorite too. Ooh, Purple chopsticks would be lovely 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? Owls & Ravens & autumn leaves, Bare trees in front of a moon, bats, Halloween cats 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, that would be lovely – FYI our 25th Anniversary is 10/26 & we are celebrating it on Oct 31 due to work stuff. I would love to request folks to to put their wish list in this thread and link in their signature. I would love to decant from my oils if I have any my person is looking for! I'll try I promise If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms? Jean Luc Picard is my future fantasy hubby, or at least a shore leave date. 10th Dr. is my favorite. Is there any fun stuff available for Star Trek Lower Decks? Such a fun show. I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery. No thanks Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts? Bath oil would be fantastic. Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about? None I know of. Ping Pong balls, mousies (of any shape) & Catnip are the preferred toys - oh & crinkle balls, but I usually make those from crinkly mylar wrapping paper. how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox) Totally fine. Shadowbox preferred. We have several on the wall in our library 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? Either is fine, but I don’t have a bat mug & do have several cat mugs. 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? All is fine on wrapping paper or books 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)? Not really – I so very rarely wear eye makeup. 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? I love the fun kit kat flavors – Is it true there is a chestnut one? Chocolate Orange is a favorite too. Ooh, Purple chopsticks? there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes? I wear a 2X Tee, bonus for scoop or vneck. Shirts that are fun: “Shh I’m Counting Stitches” , “Crochet Kitty”, or “Yarn Hoarder” Kind of surprised they have Star Wars, but no Star Trek. Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like? https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/fall-lineup-2021 Ooh I love Blood Orange so the Blood Orange Marshmallow would be grand. Also Ghost Puffs. My fave products from Haus of Gloi are the bubbling scrubs or the pumpkin butter. Edited 8/31 - catch up on questions. 8/24/21 Could you use a journal or sketchbook? I love sketchbooks & use them a lot. Do you need BPAL storage? Imps? Bottles? My bottle storage is good. Imps are a mess & if you have good ideas please share Do you wear socks? What kind? No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee? Fibers? I love socks – I’m really well stocked on the no show/ankle type. Crew, Knee or over the knee are welcome. Most all fibers, but cushy wool crew or knee socks are the best. I have heavier calves. Do you have a favorite candy(ies) [or prepacked individual snacks] that you wouldn't mind filling up your box as packing material? Or teas/coffee blends you'd enjoy? If you prefer none of this, that's fine too! I'm going down the Shore for a few days! Any treats you'd like from a cute beach town- salt water taffy? Fudge? Wrist fans? Tie-dye beach dress...? How do you feel about fancy marshmallows? I love fancy marshmallows but they are not currently on my list of “things a well behaved diabetic can eat” 8/25/21 We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour? Not a gummies girl Anything from these Etsy shops? Kodiak Sea Charms - No, Halloween Hill Studio No, Grave Markings Not a Phase enamel pin or the glowing cat skull pin What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop? Nope. 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. Sure. 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? Basil & Lemon Balm I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest? Garlic, some to plant & some to cook with. Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like. Feathers are always a hit here – they are the ultimate cat toy, although I have some pretty ones in my studio that I hope they never find. 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) That sounds marvelous. 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? Would love to try some, especially that citrus one – be sure to include a festive cocktail recipe. 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!)? No Thanks. If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in? We don’t play a lot of tabletop games, so this is probably not a good idea for us. 8/29/21 DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES? Nope, not my thing. DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING? I love the fall cooking & baking magazines – the sort of things with headlines like “The best 317 Thanksgiving sides in the history of ever” 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)? I love flavored coffees. I do not own a grinder & I use a French press. I love chocolate/caramel/vanilla/almond/hazelnut & oddly Raspberry& chocolate flavor. I tend not to like the ones made to taste like a specific pastry (there was a blueberry muffin coffee that was so gross, it went right down the sink) 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. I love size inclusive tights. I’m 5’9” with a 45”waist & 52” hips for size chart purposes. What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level? I am an official chutney junkie. Jams are cool too, in fruits I don’t already make myself. I usually order Thai food as medium spicy if that helps (I’m not into ghost peppers, reapers or habanero) 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. No thank you, they would be kidnapped & likely gutted by my furry overlords. The Polish Pickup/Indie Pickup is live for wishlisting, and will ship in time for this swap (this year). Anything strike your fancy? (It's not just nail polish...there's jewelry and bath scrubs and wax tarts and all manner of things. It's fun!) https://polishpickup.com/ I did not see anything here that makes me go oooh. 8/31/21 Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/ Oh gosh yes this looks wonderful. Ginger salt or porcini salt, or Chili lime salt. Any of the spice blends that are good for vegetarian uses. Elderberry boost. Hayden Evens Art has released some new Halloween and Disney-themed prints and stickers. Do any spark your interest? Not a huge Disneyphile. 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? Hubs collects skulls of various animals, and some creepy things in jars (baby shark comes to mind) so anything like that would go straight to his library. 9/2/21 Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.'s Halloween & Fall collection is out (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com/collections/halloween-fall-collection😞 anything you might be interested in? I love their soaps. Would love to try a candle. Scents I like are Samhain hard cider, Pumpkin Guts, Lavender Pumpkin, Autumn Apple Regarding tea, what type of tea do you prefer? Black tea, green tea, herbal tea? Any type of tea you really don’t enjoy? Please no Rooibos blends. Also not a big green tea fan. I drink either black tea or flavored blends with Black tea or herbal blends. My single favorite tea is Assam. Earl Grey blends are usually good too. My favorite US supplier is Harney & sons. I also order from Bird & blend in the UK. 9/4/21 are you interested in eco-friendly menstrual products? There are some beautiful gothic print reuseable pads I'm looking at specifically. WooHoo - I am beyond needing these items. Go Crones! 9/6/21 Bath and Body Works? I know this is a bit of a love em or hate em company, but I really love their foaming hand soaps and scented hand sanitizers and my kids like their body wash, so I'll be placing an order with the next good sale. Anything that catches your eye? I like the foaming pump soaps - anything that plays well with my scent profiles. Same for Hand sanitizers.
  8. I will update this as more questions come in. Having trouble uploading my scent wish list, so I'm adding it to the bottom of this post. Fandoms- I'm. A huge Star Trek fan. STTNG is my favorite. Dr Who as well. Are you interested in any games? Mad libs, exploding kittens, unstable unicorns, a deck of cards Not so much. I have THREE games I thought hubs would like to play that are still sealed (pout) If you mentioned you liked bracelets or earrings to wear.... Bracelets: Do you have preferences for metal color/type or would you prefer hemp/leather? beaded? bangles? Wrist size? Not much of a bracelet person – I catch them on things. Earrings: Colors / Metal Type / Style / Piercing size? Stainless steel posts/hooks are preferred. I have some silver & sapphire studs I wear most days, but fun dangly things are nice. Say you like or collect travel mugs: do you want them to have a city or state name? Ceramic, stainless, or is plastic ok? Size preference? (12oz, 14oz, etc.) Nope, not a thing in my house. Are you interested in some travel size tastes of homemade liqueur? Currently I have rose petal, lavender vanilla bean, and plum. I’d love to try the plum & rose. I’m still working on a ginormous bottle of the lavender vanilla one that Twilight gifted me. If someone were to make or get you a fun beach hat, what size is your noggin? Just measured at 22.5 with hair down Do your pets like treats? My cats love treats & toys. Catnip mousies are awesome – even simple balls where you put catnip in a square of muslin, fill w/ Nip & tie a string around it are beloved. Random found bird feathers are also a popular item. Do you have fiber preferences or allergies for knitted/crocheted items? I love most any yarn for something with the exception of really stiff acrylic. If it’s next to my skin, I prefer natural fibers. Good colors for me are purple, grey, black, greens How do you feel about used books? Love them utterly as long as their prior home was not with a smoker I know we talked about good/not-good scent notes in the original questionnaire. But image now, if you have to pick ONE note to declare as your favorite/best/etc. What is The ONE? This time of year, it’s Lavender – all the lavender forward scents. Scent Wish List In general, I’m open to trying anything that you recommend as long as it does not have a musk note – that is the ultimate gagging death note on me. The most I can handle is in Serpentine that I think has a teeny bit from the Dorian component. Other things I don’t do well with – Patchouli, smoke/embers (I keep trying smokey ones & keep hating them) My very best common notes are lavender, amber, & vanilla. Lavender forward is a wonderful thing. In the less common notes, I find that I do really well with alcohol notes like bourbon, whisky, or rum – one of those things I found with a handful of imps. I also love cardamom, blackcurrant, & pear. In general, I always find something to love in any year’s Lilliths series, the Weenies, & Yule/Winter. I love bath oils too. BPAL Good Morning London Knight in Shiny Armor is my all-time fave - Serpentine Ghost Milk TKO – is there such a thing as TKO in bath oil? That would be amazing. Dead Leaves & vanilla Incense Anything with Pear. Is there such a thing as Pear & vanilla? (I have Perilous Parlour) Bordello has been suggested to me with its plum, black currant, & red wine – a small imp to try would be lovely Hesiod’s Phoenix Paper Phoenix Pumpkin V – no preference on year Nocturne Alchemy Bastet’s Amber Grey Pine Opal Vanilla
  9. Would you like any of Snag Tights’ Halloween offerings and if so, what size? In the US sizing I wear an F (NOT the short F). Skullz-Forbidden Fruit or Disco spider 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? No real preference. Witchee, do you like tea? If so, what kind? Love tea, it runs in my veins. There’s a couple of tea wishlists in my sig file. Witchee, do you want anything? Shirts, mugs, postcards from Anarchist Seattle, Portland, or New York.... https://www.redbubble.com/people/litlnemo/shop?artistUserName=litlnemo I like the postcard, but am offended that Detroit is not on the list. 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! There’s an Art Nouveau deck I’ve almost bought myself a bunch of times. I'm waiting for one to ship from the UK that I backed on kickstarter - gorgeous watercolor paintings 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. Oh that would be fun. I play CDs when I’m in my studio. I’d love one with Celtic music – instrumental or not, If it’s in Gaelic, that’s cool. It’s more about the sound environment while I’m playing with fiber & art supplies. Or old jazz - say 1930-1950s. Also fun background sounds. Do you have an Amazon wishlist? If you do and you're ok with getting stuff from it, please share the link! It’s in my sig file Pumpkin/pumpkin spice – yay or nay? Yay in food/drinks but nay in other products (soaps, perfumes, etc.) or vice versa? What are your thoughts? I love pumpkin spice. I loved Pumpkin Spice before the PSL was a major thing. I love pumpkin too. Candy corn – love it or loathe it? Or just don’t care much one way or another? I loathe the original one, but am curious about some other flavors I saw. Maple was one of them.
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    Moar SW Cootie Patrol answers

    9/16/20 Candles! Anything from these places catch your fancy? I find the best new to me shops from you guys! I love candles. https://cantripcandles.com/collections (restocks Friday 9/18 at 9:00 PST) Library Scriptorium & Black Hound Tavern sound wonderful. Coffee shop too. https://miruscandles.com/collections I didn’t find anything here. https://briarwickcandles.com/collections Jareth! ***************************************************** 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.) Not my taste. ******************************************************* How about from https://twinklentwilight.etsy.com ? (This shop belongs to @twilighteyes - we can maybe crochet some of the unicorns that are sold out...) I love her bags, but right now I’m good on project bags. ******************************************************* Would you enjoy anything from my friend Brian's Etsy shop? Cool creepy things. Images (in order they appear on the page) I like are Scry, We float like drifting embers, The Dread King, Trance Crescent, Hear Tale, Sling ******************************************************* Are you a sock person? If so what are your favourite kinds to wear? Do you have a sockdreams wishlist? I love socks. Here’s my wishlist at sock dreams https://www.sockdreams.com/wishlist/index/index/wishlist_id/183783/ ******************************************************* If you're not near one, is there anything from Trader Joe's you'd like? I live in a Trader Joe’s zone so I’m good. ******************************************************* How do you feel about local items from my city, like spicy (think chili) things or local coffee? The coffee is not spicy lol. I love local, regional foods.😈If you are in the southwest & have things like Hatch chilis, I would totally adore that. I’m a medium spicy person. Coffee is nice too, I’ve been on a flavored coffee binge of late. (note, ground coffee please, I don’t own a grinder) ******************************************************* They're not my jam, but do you have good feelings about Funko Pop? I'm asking because I realize many people like them. I’m not an avid collector of them, but I love the STTNG ones – would love to find a Captain Picard, but honestly, the prices on them are pretty freaking insane. ************************************************************************************************ Would you be interested in some boozy chocolates (or anything else) from https://www.chocolatemoonshine.com/ ? I love boozy chocolates.
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    More answers to Catsup

    More questions needing answers 1- Would you like anything from House of Gloi, especially from their Autumn Update? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/fall-1) Hex, anything in Hex scent. Pumpkin butter lotion or butterbombs. Enchanted forest also smells nice. 2- I know the tea question has been asked, but what, specifically, about Adagio teas? I really like their sample packs, and they've got some *very* compelling new varieties up for Autumn! (https://www.adagio.com) Fall sampler, Bourbon tea, Earl Grey Moonlight 3- What about anything tempting from Dandelion Chocolate? (https://store.dandelionchocolate.com/pages/home) Small amounts of dark chocolate are never a bad idea
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    More Switch Witch 2020 answers

    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! I had problems getting to some of the sites. Of the ones I saw, this was my favorite site. 6) https://www.shannatrumbly.com/ Lovely images. I think Moth & Moon is my favorite I enjoy historical reproductions and am a fan of LBCC Historical Apothecary. Is there something in her store you might be interested in? Did not see anything that is really my style. ****************************************************** Do you have a favorite art style/movement/artist? Arts & Crafts movement, Art Nouveau are both great loves of mine. Mucha is a favorite artist. Charles Vess too. **************************************************************** Who is your fashion icon(s)? Oh that’s tough. No particular person at this time. I’m old enough & had enough training in garments (I used to make wedding gowns for a living) that I just comfortably do as my eyes tell me. I love the creations of Firefly Path. I love scarfy/wrappy/shawly things I can play with & wear different ways. *************************************************************** What is your favorite mythological creature? Griffins, Dragons, the Fae *************************************************************** is there anything you want from Lush? I love anything in the Sleepy line. My favorite bath bomb is Butterball, with the package shaped one they have at Christmas a close 2nd. But I’ll be happy to try anything they do in in vanilla or almond scent. Or Black currant (those usually come from the UK) ***************************************************************************** Do you need any astrological work done, since that’s one of my professions? Any particular areas you could utilize a consultation? No thank you. *************************************************** 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!)? Apple pie, Pumpkin Pie or maybe something mocha (chocolate+ coffee). I would store it in the freezer & eat it over a long time. *************************************************************** How do you feel about keto or sugar-free, low carb baked goods or treats?? I really don’t know much about keto (I’m vegetarian & it’s a lot of meat isn’t it?) Low carb bakes are okay – do you have a good recipe for interesting crackers? **************************************************************** Anything you'd like from Future Primitive: https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk Yes, the bath grains or whipped soap - Blackcurrant Damson Frangipane, Sylph, Dust Witch for scents ******************************************************************* Do you have an Etsy wishlist? Yep, in my sig file ************************************************************* 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/ Ooh they do a sample pack with 4 bitty bars. These are the ones I would try if I were ordering South African Lavender, Rosewater Kefir & Lavender, Grapefruit & Himalayan Pink Salt, Vanilla Mint Coffee ***************************************************************************** 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? I didn’t see any that caught my eye ******************************************************************** 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)? Oh that would be so cool. I have 5 cats. It would be epic. ******************************************************** Do you decorate seasonally/for holidays? Is there anything in particular you would like to that end? I love Halloween decorations – fairy lights everywhere, Ravens & owls & bats (oh my), pumpkins. Little things I can hang off of cabinet knobs or a small banner (I had one that was about 4-5 feet long that I draped across the fireplace, but after many years it fell apart), candles/holders
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    Catsup on SW questions 9/12

    ****************** 9/12/20 Does anyone like the prints or items from www.ElissaMarieCreative.com ? I like the magical rosemary notebook- blank pages What about www.drawingsbynicole.com? Not really Does anything from www.vapidlacquer.com stick out to you? I don't do nail polish, but the scent All That Glitters sounds interesting. Any product you suggest for bath time or lotion. ******************** 9/11/20 Is there anything you'd like from the UK? Twinings Assam Tea Coffee Crisp bars, Harrods Earl Grey #42 tea. I'm sure there are other things like bath stuff. **************** Do you have a particular fandom you'd like stuff from? I love STTNG & Dr Who ( 11 is #1 in my book) ******************* How do you feel about tea? Tea runs in my veins. Preferences? Rooibos is evil- even in a blend. I love black teas. Assam is my favorite. All sorts of Earl Grey blends (Harney & Sons Victorian London Fog is a fave). Chai blends are something of an autumn binge for me. Would you want anything from David's Tea (https://www.davidstea.com/us_en/home/) I just started a wish list. I'd not shopped here before. Steepologie (https://www.steepologie.com/), another new to me company, another wish list - bonus, I just ordered a gift for hubby. Bird & Blend (https://birdandblendtea.com/us_en/), Could not get this website to work & let me look at tea or do you have a favorite tea maker to suggest? I love Harney & sons & have a wishlist there Www.harney.com What about tea tools or cups? I've got a few tools on the various lists. I would love a metal single mug brewer on a long handle- I just broke the one I've had for years. The eternal hunt for a purple teapot is a thing. ********************* How do you feel about fragrant things for the home like incense, candles, atmosphere spray? I love candles a lot. Atmo sprays I can scent linens with are lovely. Incense I use a lot less- too heavy. ******************* Do you share your home with any loved ones (human, feline, canine, etc.) who might enjoy a tiny treat too? Husband Bill and a pride of Overlords (5 ranging from 2-18). I share treats & teas w/ Bill. The kitties love little mousies to chase & store in my shoes. In the opinion of the feline overlords, though, the very best, most exotic gift/ offering is a feather. Preferably from some bird that is not from here ( We are near Detroit MI). Could be an Ohio pigeon & it would be exotic. If you have, or know a parrot that can spare a shed feather, or you find one on a walk somewhere, this could provide hours of entertainment. ********************** 9/9/20 would anybody like a small cross stitch thing, like a patch or pin? or cross stitching notions like handmade needle minders? Oh, that would be lovely. A pin or patch please. Perhaps a leaf? Or something Witchy? ************************* 9/8/20 Art and artists - anyone dig any of this? https://www.studiodesade.com/ (They also do masks, see here.) Not so much to my taste ************************ If you knit/crochet/weave, would you like custom dyed yarn? And if so do you have preference on weight, fiber, colors? Yes! Always room in my studio for hand dyed yarn. I do a lot of work with fingering weight/ sock yarn. Colors- black & grey are my neutrals. Purple, green, teal, blue are all in my general palette. Deep garnet red is the only red I really wear . As to fiber, anything natural or a blend w/nylon (aka, sock yarn) ********************** what is one fun/frivolous thing for $20 or less that you’d enjoy? Halloween dishes - I have a cool platter with witches on it for serving, could use a couple of plates or a bowl. ******************** If I sent you to a dollar store with $20, what would you walk out with? Halloween dishes or candleholders, perhaps bits to decorate a wreath. ************************ 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? Always, especially if there is a recipe with it. This is one of my questions, so not really an issue. ****************** 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?? Honestly, I'm not hoping for a specific thing. If you want a suggestion, plan a long pampering spa/bath for me. I'll bring the audio book & a glass of wine. *********************** Would you rather receive supplies/tools for your own craft/hobby or receive something you can't make yourself? I am a maker of things. I very rarely am gifted by another maker. If you make things of some sort, I would be delighted to have something you made. If you are not into making that's cool too. If you like to buy tools, I have recently become fascinated with pretty/handmade crochet hooks - any size from 3 to 8mm. ***************** Is there anything you'd like from Penzeys (https://www.penzeys.com/)? I adore Penzeys, but honestly, I have a huge spice rack & a Penzeys store in my area, so I probably have it covered. ********************* 9/3/20 Would you like anything from here? https://www.etsy.com/shop/TaterRoundsBeauty Sorry, no I'm not much of a makeup person. ********************* 9/2/20 Would you like a face mask from one of my favorite artists? https://akumuink.com/collections/facemasks These are fun! I like the mermaid, Cheshire cat, or Jackolantern smile ********************** 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? Yes. Fabrics I like from her list: 14, 15, 16, 18, 36, 40 - the one with the "sailor" guy looks like my husband. ********************** 9/1/20 are you familiar with https://www.a-natural-alternative.com/ ? Take a peek & let me know if you might like to try something. I love her lavender bath fizzies & lip balms like pear or vanilla . *********************** 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! I love all the crazy kit kat flavors. I've seen really neat crochet patterns- as long as it's charted I can work with it. Ideally something like motifs I can repeat to make things. ********************** 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. I always hesitate on buying nice bath oil - somehow it always seems too frivolous, even though I use it over a long time. ************************ 8/29/20 Does anything from Paintbox Soapworks catch your eye (http://paintboxsoapworks.com/)? Perhaps bath Streusel & a candle for a nice evening's soak. Maybe a lotion. Putney Road sounds really lovely. GOAT sounds decadent. Cathedral of Pumpkins I enjoyed last year & would happily repeat. ********************* Does anything from the Trading Post's etsy page catch your eye (https://www.etsy.com/shop/bptradingpost)? Not seeing anything currently offered. This said, if they pop up a TKO atmo spray, or bath oil ( does TKO bath oil even Exist?) That would be amazing.
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    Switch Witching 2020

    Hello All, especially my Witch for SW2020 I thought it would be easiest to put some links & info here that might be of use. Yes, I’m a crazy crafting fool that loves to make stuff & play dress-up. Equilter.com – My wish list is public & under email addy lawardrop@comcast.net Etsy - https://www.etsy.com/il-en/people/lawardrop Sure there are a few things sold out, but they give you some ideas. Books – used books are always fine as long as they don’t smell of cigarette smoke (allergies – no fun to read while sneezing). My current format for novels is mostly audio book. I’m kind of late to the party but I am really enjoying them this way & can multitask while working on fiber projects. I have an Audible account & other apps that let me listen to other types. I love Urban Fantasy, especially series that I can follow. I prefer the ones that are more mysteries as opposed to “paranormal romance”. (Some sex is fine if it makes sense for the characters, but the mystery & adventure is more what the story is based on). I’m current on Charles DeLint, Kevin Hearne, Kim Harrison & Faith Hunter (unless there’s a brand new Jane Yellowrock). I love Seanan McQuire’s October Day series & believe I’m current – but have not read any other series she has. I’m in the middle of Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson series but have not read any of her other series. I’ve read the Kate Daniels series by Illona Andrews, but not any other series (some of which I hear are straight up romance novels – no to those please). I’m open to other writers & other series if there is open you can recommend. Please start me with book 1.
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    Switch Witch questions & answers

    I think this will make me current. No idea why the formatting is so nuts- sorry. Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/ Four & 20 blackbirds or ghost - any product, they all sound lovely Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of? I love Edgar Allen Poe if you can suggest a film Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)? Do any of these knitted items appeal to you? Easy Fingerless Mittens- yes Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf - yes Odyssey Shawl - yes Close to You scarf - yes Rikke Slouch Hat - no Simple Yet Effective Cowl- yes but not too tight Knitted Pumpkins yes Little Bear Stuffy no How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)? I love thrift stores & the things I find there I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested? Nope I'm a makeup coward Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands? Moisturizing products/ cleaners welcome Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated? I What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?) · animal rescue - one of my favorite types of charities. A big bag of kibble for a rescue - especially for pibbles. Or kitties. · I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations Tea from London! Assam or some interesting Earl Grey. Maldon sea salt. Paris- herbes de Provence or some other French spice blend Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie. Those kit kats sound amazing. I would love to get better at bento ( I've played at it using a gladware plastic box) Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love? Bath oil or moisturizing products. I have super dry skin. Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? Assam tea is a fave. Dark chocolate is a lovely treat. Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive? Something to use for lunch packing- trying to break my zip bag and other trash addiction. Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths? Would you like anything from Lush? I have not been in Lush in ages, so I'm not current with them, but anything lavendar based like Sleepy or vanilla based would be lovely So, there's a Euro coin of some denomination coming out with Asterix on it for the 60th anniversary and, while I'm not a coin collector, I've loved Asterix since before I could read and therefore really want one or two of the coin just to have. Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? I love otters and have thought of finding the Scottish bank note with the otter. No idea what the value is, I would hang it on the wall of my studio. Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share? My etsy list was in my questionaire And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size? Necklace 20" or longer chain or cord. I rarely wear bracelets ( I catch it on everything) Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy? I've never seen this company. Rhubarb & custard or gingerbread chai. The idea of infusing spirits with tea is really cool. Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any? What colors?? Not much- I just made a few myself is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy? They have the best chocolate coffee, but I think it's a Valentine's item. Other than that, some fun Halloween decorations. Something owl or raven related. There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com) I wish I were better at makeup, but I'm just not. How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks? Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)? New or used? I like decks. I recently saw one that was glorious art nouveau. New or used is ok. Cats or Fae would also be good motifs for me. Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye? Not really, I'm honestly a makeup coward and wear very small amounts. do you have a favourite saying or quote? First thing that came into my mind: That which does not kill us makes us stronger- of course picturing it with a Klingon motif. Yes I am a serious Star Trek nerd. How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit? I like spice with flavor, but not heat for heat's sake. Not sure where I am on the Scoville scale. I use cayenne quite a lot but I think that's the highest one. I love Hatch chilis when I can find them. How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom? I have several and find I don't use them like I thought I would A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable? (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.) Certainly crochet is just as welcome as knits Any fiber issues? Mohair is fine if it's not right next to my skin ( shawl yes, armwarmers, no) About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else! I'm very curious about The Shadowed Veil Perfume Oil, but not gutsy enough to blind bottle. If you happen to have anything in the Dead Leaves series (especially the vanilla incense one) that needs rehoming, I would love that (any that do not have musk) Ordering: Dead Leaves and Chai Perfume Oil Dead Leaves, Cacao, and Sandalwood Perfume Oil All Souls Perfume Oil Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy? Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y? And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc) Yes please, that would be lovely. I love pear things when I can find them. Dark meads ( dark fruit like berries or currants) are yummy. Any whisk(e)y that is not super Smokey/peaty is welcome. Bourbon is a wonderful thing. Whenever we travel we try all the locally made things. Nail Polish: Do you need or want some? If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? Nope. My nails don't wear polish well. Does anyone else do nail wraps? Nope What about postcards? vintage Halloween or Witchy imagery Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)? I love Their vanilla & ambers. From the Halloween line- Samhain, Halloween BASTET 2016, Halloween 2019 or 2020 How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt. It has been suggested that I have a salt problem ( hubby). I would love to try any interesting salt. I'm currently working on a jar of citrus blend salt & one with chili. I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip. Are any of these relevant to you or your household? My furbabies would love to taste your catnip. We love shortbread and would love to try any flavors. Something to nibble with a London Fog latte perhaps? Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits? I love to cook & am vegetarian. I've recently been playing with ground chilis that are single kind ( as opposed to blended chili powders) to see all the different flavors ( not the scary hot ones though) Would you wear any of these? Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)? Yes I would be thrilled, especially with Duleek- I saw someone wearing one the other day ( at Ren Fest) & was utterly charmed. Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever? The only thing that comes to mind is lunchbox type containers that are not trash waiting to happen- I'm trying to break my zip bag addiction and create less trash. What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? My favorite vegan snack is nuts, especially deeply roasted spiced ones. Many dark chocolates are vegan, & dark is my fave chocolate especially with nuts or orange.