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New: Wooden Pins + Surprise Box Update

My new wooden pins finally turned up after a scenic jaunt around the UK. I’m so happy with them and excited to show you.

kawaii wooden pins

The first group are all-new characters: Egg on Toast, Battenberg Cake, Cup of Tea & Avocado Best Friends. Since I’m not making enamel pins any more, I hope these will be a good replacement. I think they’re just as small and cute, plus they’re more affordable at £4 each and they’re made from sustainable wood right here in the UK.

kawaii pins

They great for grouping too so I’ve added some sets of 2 at a discount. I think Egg on Toast with a Cup of Tea is my personal favourite. The cup handle is even cut out.

kawaii surprise box

If you can’t decide, there’s also a random one inside my surprise boxes. I had to take these down when the brooches went walkabout but they’re back up for sale now. For £10, you get a pin worth £4, a book worth £4 and 6 more new and exclusive items.

kawaii avocado pins

Let me know your favourite, and which characters you’d like to see in the next batch.


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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