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November 2019 Favourites

Here’s a look back at my favourite stuff from last month.

My November in video

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My 4 favourite photos

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  • My cosy new Happy Mail socks | Fireworks Night at the seafront
  • The light has been lovely this month | Quite proud of my rush job Pusheen Box review photos – 48 hours with a cold!

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Fave 5 from the blog

Some other things I wrote

5 Links I loved

  • Interesting interview with traditional Japanese stationery brand Classiky at Cute Things From Japan.
  • The Japan Times is doing some great articles about the last decade including Japanese books, mascots and animals
  • Love the Pokemon/Mario crossover merch at the new Nintendo Store.
  • I’m glad someone else has discovered the joys of a tiny whisk. I am always going on about my tiny whisk and everyone ignores me.
  • Highlight of the month: someone noticed I am quoted on the Sumikko Gurashi Wikipedia page! I really am a kawaii expert. The whole page is worth a read as well – I learned a few things about the characters.

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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