Sales & Offers

Weekend Wrap Up

kawaii fabric marcelinesmith

It’s been a pretty boring week for me but thankfully my eye is now back to normal so I should get back to my normal blogging schedule next week. I’m glad I managed to keep going with the #ColourMyEveryDay IG challenge as otherwise I’d be stuck for photos to share here. I had fun digging around in my fabric drawer for these colourful designs.

Limited Time Shopping Offers

  • Half price brooch sale in my shop, plus bargain seconds on polymer stamps.
  • I also have some misfit brooches I’ll be giving away for free so keep an eye on my Instagram.
  • 15%-40% off everything in my Zazzle store this weekend with the code ZAZPARTYTIME.
  • Repeat customers get 15% off all Solar System products! Just login and check the cart page for the code. (How do you become one? Place an order in my shop and you’ll have the option to create a customer account for exclusive monthly offers!)

Ongoing Shopping Offers

  • $10 off your first order at my Society6 store with this link.
  • 25% off any 4 small vinyl stickers from my Redbubble shop or 50% off any 10!
  • 50% off your first personalised card at Thortful with the code TTSHUVNO.

News and Reminders

Tokyo Shopping Guide 2017

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All-New Tokyo Shopping Guide

I’ve been very busy over the last couple of months and have now finished a brand new edition of my popular Tokyo Shopping Guide!

Tokyo Shopping Guide 2017

The first edition was released in 2008 after I became so frustrated on my second Japan trip trying to find all the cute and crafty shops I’d seen online. Things are a lot easier now with Pocket WiFi and Google Maps but there’s nothing like personal recommendations when visiting a city as huge and exciting as Tokyo. After four trips, I have a good store of fun places to visit and I’m happy to share them.

Tokyo Shopping Guide 2017

For this new edition, I started from scratch and expanded on some of the information in my Planning For Japan guide. This is truly a Tokyo-centric guide book with the first part split into area guides for my favourite parts of the city, each with recommendations for shopping, dining and sightseeing.

Tokyo Shopping Guide 2017

I’ve also picked out my Favourite Fives – my top choices for shopping, dining and sightseeing. These are my personal favourites that I hope you’ll find the time to visit. There’s also a resources section that is similar to Planning For Japan with travel tips, apps, websites and more.

Buy Now

The PDF version is available to download now from Payhip or Etsy for just £3 (+VAT in EU countries, sorry). I’m having some delays creating a new ebook edition for Amazon & iBooks but I expect that to be updated by the end of the month.

I contacted everyone who ordered my old Tokyo Shopping Guide recently, but if I missed you out, contact me with your order number or email address and I’ll sort you out with a free upgrade.

Sales & Offers

Weekend Wrap Up

washi tape - marcelinesmith

It’s been quite a week, with the general election turning out to be a lot more exciting than anyone expected. I also have an inflamed eyeball, which is less terrifying than it sounds but slowing me down a bit. It’s raining again today so here’s my washi tape box to add a bit of colour – the #ColourMyEveryDay IG challenge is proving to be great fun.

Limited Time Shopping Offers

  • Half price brooch sale in my shop, plus bargain seconds on polymer stamps.
  • 25% off + free shipping worldwide on all home decor at my Society6 shop today with that link only.
  • 15% off fabric yardage, wallpaper & gift wrap at my Spoonflower store through Monday.
  • 15%-50% off everything in my Zazzle store this weekend with the code SUMMERLOVING.
  • Repeat customers get 15% off all Solar System products! Just login and check the cart page for the code. (How do you become one? Place an order in my shop and you’ll have the option to create a customer account for exclusive monthly offers!)

Ongoing Shopping Offers

  • $10 off your first order at my Society6 store with this link.
  • 25% off any 4 small vinyl stickers from my Redbubble shop or 50% off any 10!
  • 50% off your first personalised card at Thortful with the code TTSHUVNO.

News and Reminders

SCK giveaway

On-Demand News

Popular Products at Society6, Redbubble & Zazzle

Easter Bunny pillow - Redbubble

It’s still a small thrill every day when I get sales notifications from Zazzle, Redbubble, Spoonflower and Society6. Designing on-demand products is really fun, but it’s even more awesome to know that people are buying them. Here’s a few things people have bought recently that make me a little jealous because I want them too!

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Society6

Society6 sales are the least frequent but they’re always really exciting. The pouches are quite popular and I really need to buy myself a towel next.

Clockwise from top left: Bunny carry-all pouch, Hello Sunshine comforter, Fried Egg hand towel, 5 A Day notebook.

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Redbubble

My Redbubble emails are a regular stream of sticker sales (with Pineapple winning by a wide margin) but occasionally people buy other things too, especially clothing.

Clockwise from top left: 5 A Day iPhone case, Onigiri studio pouch, Pineapple vinyl sticker, Lucky Clover baby one piece + Easter Bunny pillow at top of post.

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Zazzle

Since Zazzle products are customisable, I sell a lot of cards and postcards as well as posters and t-shirts. I’m always delighted when someone picks the partyware though – it’s so cute!

Clockwise from top left: Buzzy Bumblebees wrapping paper, Happy Earth round pillow, Ice Cream Cone paper cups and paper plates.

If any of these purchases were yours, I would love to see your photos! And if you fancy buying something yourself, check my Weekend Wrap Up posts every Saturday for discounts and offers. Check out the full list of products to see all the fun stuff that’s available.

News

New! Peapod Enamel Pin

peapod enamel pin - askingfortrouble

After the manufacturers messed up my Little Ghosts last year, I lost interest in designing enamel pins for a while. My own collection has kept growing though so I decided to give it another go with a different company. I tried out a few different characters and ordered my Peapod. Thankfully they turned out super cute!

They’re actually a little bigger than my Mt Fuji pins but because of the shape, they look so tiny and adorable. I’ve filled up my enamel pin frame so now I have an excuse to make a bigger one!

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I decided to make special packaging for them too as it adds to the fun. I used my Peapods repeat pattern so they look like they’re sitting in a pea patch.

kawaii enamel pins - askingfortrouble

Peapod pins are available in my shops right now for just £7. If you haven’t picked up Mt Fuji yet, you’ll need to order soon as there’s only 5 left. I may bring them back some day but it’s not certain. Now that I’ve had a happy enamel pin experience, I have a couple more designs I’d like to order first, plus hopefully I can get some Little Ghosts back for Halloween.