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What did I get in the mail today?

Vintage Ribbon from eBay

Sadly my second lot as the first lot got lost somewhere across the ocean. Thankfully, the seller was awesome enough to send a replacement, and luckily still had the ribbons I wanted in stock. Anyway, aren’t they pretty? They will be new vintage ribbon keyrings soon, once my new batch of charms arrives.

Bunny Dress from Deadworry

I have been hankering after this since I saw it on TokyoBunnie’s blog and so I bought it on my birthday. It’s so soft and has the best pockets. They have bags too…

Tax Return from HM Revenue & Customs

Oh, darn it.

Box of Labels from Sukie

Not in the post, but I got this as a birthday gift from Jo of Miso Funky. The box is made of wood and is filled with about 100 sticky labels in various sizes all decorated with cute artwork. Yay, thanks Jo!

Create a Sticker from Xyron

And finally, THANK YOU CATHERINE for giving me something I have been thinking of buying for a while. Now I can make my own stickers!! Watch this space.


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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