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New, Back in Stock and Coming Soon

It’s the end of the tax year and I’m busy stocking up my cupboards and ordering a few new things too, so here’s what’s in the shop now and coming soon.

The Super Cute Book of Kawaii

The Super Cute Book of Kawaii

I have finally restocked my book (I kind of forgot how the system worked!) so signed copies are available again. You can also buy a signed bookplate to stick in your copy if you bought it elsewhere. Both come with a free exclusive bookmark too. I’m still really proud of my first proper book and I’m sure you’d enjoy it!

magnetic meal planner

Meal Planner Magnets

A customer wondered if I could make a dry erase version of my Meal Planner notepad so I bought a pen and tried it on one of my seasonal food magnets. Turns out it works fine so there’s a few magnets in my shop now. They’re A5 (double the size of the notepads) with plenty room to plan your meals for the week – then you clean it off and start again! Only £3 to begin with, including UK shipping. If they’re popular, the price will go up for the next batch.

kawaii sticker sheets

Sticker Sheets

My sticker sheets have been fairly popular and stocks are low so I took the opportunity to order some new designs as well. Here’s a peek at 2 of them: Solar System and Kawaii Skies! There’s also another 2 new sheets, and they’re all printed on recycled paper.

sakura pin

Wooden Pins

Doing my stock take reminded me of the Spring Flowers pins that have sold in wildly different timescales. There’s still quite a few Sakura Cherry Blossoms left that are perfect for spring so I’ve taken new photos and split up the listings. Lucky Clovers & Sunflowers will be back soon-ish, along with a new pin.

+ More

I’ve got more plans too including pocket notebooks, large spiral bound notebooks, washi tape, clear stamp sets and sticky notepads but they’ll take a bit longer to organise.


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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