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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.