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Cookie Cute badges

I should really be spending my money restocking my current products but the temptation to order new things is often too strong. In store now is a new updated version of my Cookie Cute badge set which now includes sad bitten cookie alongside the happy boy and girl cookies. At £2 a set, they make fun festive accessories or great little gifts. Don’t want them all? No problem! Just order pick ‘n’ mix style (sad cookie isn’t shown there but you can totally ask for him).

jammie dodger brooch

I’ve been working on Jammie Dodger wooden brooches for a while now and they were intended for Valentine’s Day, but that’s aaaages away so he’s in the shop for Christmas too. I’ve hand-cut tiny felt hearts to make these brooches extra special and they’re only £8 for a limited time. After Christmas, they’ll be £10 each but there will be cheaper painted ones too.

Look who's almost ready for the spotlight :)

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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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