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My Favourite Christmas Presents

Once again, I got a lot of really awesome Christmas presents, so here’s a few of my favourites.

bird dinner plates

I was so happy to get these dinner plates that have been on my wish list for years. Now I can stop using the boring £1 stopgap plates I bought when I moved here. They’re so cute and even fit in the microwave, unlike my previous ones. They’re 50% off just now too.

pincinc avocado toast plush

The rest are from Nicolette, who always manages to go off book and still get me things I love. How cute is this avocado toast plush from Pincinc?

badass bunny brooch

I’ve never come across Tiny Supply before but now I’m in love with everything they make. I’m never going to be able to risk wearing this bunny brooch outside but  the packaging is too sweet to go to waste anyway.

kawaii ghost shopping bag

A shopping bag that packs up into a sleepy ghost? Pretty sure this will be coming to Japan with me.

sumikko gurashi rement

 And one thing from my wish list – more Sumikko Gurashi Rement miniatures!

Weirdly, this year I got no books at all – surely a first?


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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