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For someone who loves shopping, I am strangely reluctant to update certain things in my life, keyrings being one of them. Despite making loads of the things for my shop, I have been clinging on to the Kuromi keyleash I got in Tokyo the first time we visited. Before that, I had a very similar Chococat keyleash that was the very first thing I bought off eBay about 8 years ago! With Kuromi getting a bit battered, it was time for a change and one of my new We Are Cats keyrings was perfect – it reminds me of our last visit to Tokyo and gives me the chance to test out my products in a proper day to day fashion. So far it’s working out great!

Anyway, on my keyring I have just 3 keys which, boringly, are all for my house. I also have an Electrelane bottle opener (gets you instant friends in hanging out with bands scenarios), the Chococat and Kuromi charms from my previous keyrings, a bunny Hello Kitty from Tokyo and a tortoise I got in Sarlat in the south of France where my mum used to live.

If you have a blog or Flickr, please take a photo of your keys and tell us about it! Feel free to post a link in the comments.


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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