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New things!


Yay, I always get excited when I can add new things to the shop, especially now I can take daylight photos without waiting until the weekend. These are mini notebooks, half the size of the usual ones (so that’s A7!) and perfect for your handbag or pocket. I’m not sure if I’m going to make any more of these – they look really cute but they’re a bit fiddly as there’s two types of washi involved. Also these particular notebooks aren’t as good quality as the A6 ones so I will probably keep a look out for alternatives. In the meantime, these two are a bargain at £5 each. They both feature traditional crane and flower designs with lots of shimmery metallic gold. You really need to see the full size photos to get the full effect.

I’ve also added a few new Japanese felt flower brooches which have been out of stock for a while. There’s a few different colours and button designs to choose from.

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Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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