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Birthday Wish List

Usually, I do a little wish list in my monthly review posts but since it’s my birthday in a few weeks, here’s a round-up of some of the stuff I would love to get (or will think about buying for myself after). It would also be super duper awesome if you send me a birthday card for my surprise mail swap. You will get something fun in return.

tokyopixel fuji mug

I’ve coveted this Mt Fuji mug for a long time and finally discovered it’s by Tokyo Pixel. I wish I’d found out before their Star Wars collaboration sold out! They have a shop in Tokyo so I will will be able to pick one up in person later this year.

pusheen plush

I love all the plush in the latest Pusheen blind box series so if you all get me one, that’s totally fine.

noodoll beetroot

The new Noodoll plushies are all fantastic but I especially love Ricebeet. My pear and carrot could do with a new friend.

corocorocoronya plush

Also in plushies, who doesn’t need a Corocorocoronya plush cat with a bag you can put on his head? The whole ice cream range is pretty amazing.

enamel pin

I have a lot of enamel pins on my Etsy wish list but here’s a couple of current favourites. First, a bird house with a special guest by Robot Dance Battle.

enamel pin

And a lovely ship in a bottle by Quiet Tide Goods.

sumikko gurashi colouring book

I very much want this Sumikko Gurashi colouring book, though I would probably scan in all the pages and colour them digitally. Click the link to see inside – it’s adorable!

tokyo guide book

This Cool Tokyo Guide book looks really fun – weirdly, you can read the entire book through the Look Inside link on Amazon. From a quick flip through, it doesn’t look like I would learn anything new but I always love reading about Japan.

silver trainers

And you may remember one of my 2018 goals is to buy a new pair of shoes. This has been surprisingly difficult as I want another pair that is as comfy and long-lasting as my current trainers, but I don’t like any of the colour combos as much. However, I am quite tempted by these silver ones.

You’ll have to wait until my Recent Purchases post for March to see what I end up buying!


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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