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New Product Friday

This week has been CRAZY. Thank you all so much for your orders! I finally had a chance to properly unpack my new arrivals yesterday and get them in the shop. Meet Mr Banana, who you may remember from the seasonal fruit charts. I can’t deny I had these brooches made purely for my own amusement, but hopefully you like them too!

Also new, 2014 calendar magnets. I only really make these to give to my family and friends at Christmas so there’s only a few available. I also had the calendar printed on postcards, which you can buy in packs of 5. I’ll be putting a free postcard in most orders too ‘cos I’m nice like that.

Back to sewing these guys!

And finally, Cookie Cute ornaments, hand-sewn by yours truly, and ready to cute up your Christmas tree. I only have a few of these as I’ve not had the time to sew up more.

I’m currently planning a Seconds & Samples Sale, since I have a small box of not quite perfect things. If you want to hear about that, and my Black Friday weekend offers, before everyone else, make sure you’ve signed up for my newsletter. I only send them out every couple of months and you can unsubscribe at any time if you get sick of me.

(Also a small reminder that if you live outside the UK  and want a 5 Year Diary for Christmas, you need to get your order in by THIS SUNDAY).


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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