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Christmas Gifts


I think I’ve just about received all my Christmas gifts now so I thought I’d share. The ones above are mostly from Claire, who made my actual Christmas Day much more exciting than I expected. She knows me well – books I really want, bunnies, robots. The Lego box was from my flatmate and was full of Haribo!


My favourite gifts of the day were definitely the Robot measuring cups (he looks great in my kitchen!) and my Indie Secret Santa gift from Tee and Toast – one of her super cute Mr Teacake mugs (and some teacakes). I’ve been using that all the time now.


My Amazon wishlist also paid off as I got my most wished for item – a grey Kanken backpack from my dad! I love it – it’s really comfy and should last a long time. Along with my Nanoblock Space Shuttle and some money for my Japan fund, I did particularly well this year. Thanks everyone!


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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