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New Things

busy bee organiser

If you’ve been checking my shop, or my Instagram, you’ll have noticed some new things. The first is a totally redesigned Busy Bee Organiser. I ran out these late last year and kept holding off reordering them for no particular reason. Turns out my subconscious was waiting for me to draw a sunflower so I would be inspired to redesign them!

I really love the new design and colours, and there’s even a new bee too, to match my all my other characters based on circles. They’re still £5 so go get organised.

Kawaii Space Badge Set

My space badges arrived too – there’s a set of four with Saturn, Earth, a rocket and a spaceship, plus I ordered some of Neptune and Pluto too, which you can order via my pick ‘n’ mix offer (he’s not actually shown there yet, but trust me). If you want Mars, you’ll have to order the exclusive badge set I made for Shana Logic.

Speaking of badges, customers with accounts can get a free badge set with any order this month. Just login and check the cart page to find out how.

More new things coming soon!


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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