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Birthday Wish List

It’s my birthday in a couple of weeks (already?!) so here’s a few things I’ve been adding to my wish list.


Most things I want at the moment are for my Japan trip and I even made a new Amazon wish list to collect everything so I can buy things myself later. This bunny sashiko kit would be great for train journeys and evenings at the hotel.

japan books

There are also quite a few Japan books I’d like to add to my collection. I really need to do a post about all the books and blogs I’ve been using to plan my trip so far.


I’m not really a handbag person, but I think I need a small one for Japan so I can have easy access to my camera, phone and wallet. This fox bag at Accessorize is so cute!


My takoyaki coin purse is looking a bit tatty after six years and while I can definitely find another cute one while in Japan, I wouldn’t say no to this adorable Pusheen purse.


And one for my home. I love all my crockery except for the boring stopgap dinner plates that I bought for £1 each when I moved. This hare and otter set from Magpie would be the perfect replacements.


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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