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Recent Purchases

What I’ve been spending my money on lately, plus a few gifts!

i like cats

I’ve got a huge enamel pin wishlist and started picking up my favourites including this tiny cutie from I Like Cats. I need to share my updated collection with you soon.

Yozo Craft order

I’ve also been adding to my stationery collection with an order from Yozo Craft. The notebook just reminds me so much of Japan.

Mr Cheese stickers from Yozo Craft

The Mr Cheese stickers are my favourite! How great are these? I reviewed all this over at Super Cute Kawaii if you want to know more.

Can you believe I got these stickers at M&S?! They have Pusheen stationery too.

And who knew M&S have been adding kawaii to their range? I got these adorable bunny stickers for £1.5o and they have Pusheen stationery too.


Boden have been handing out the £10 vouchers liberally so I couldn’t resist a sparkly spotty stripy breton top, plus I got a really comfy dress and have got my eye on this dress too.

New snake friend

Laura has been having a clearout and I picked up a little snake to add to my ever-growing plush display.

Amuse Plush from Tokyo Otaku Mode

I don’t often keep the things I get sent to review at SCK as my house would be overwhelmed but I fell pretty hard for this fluffy ferret plush. How can you resist that face!

I've been using my keepcup a lot now it's getting colder. Nice to have a little reminder of my visit to @ionacraftshop too!

And I brought a little bit of Iona back with me. It’s a KeepCup, made of glass that really does keep your tea hot for way longer than a mug, so great for absent-minded creatives! I’ve been using it a lot on these chilly afternoons.


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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