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New Pins & Brooches

My last new products of 2019 are now available – wooden pins/brooches and a sparkly badge. There’s free UK shipping on all orders and 15% off if you spend £15!

kawaii wooden pins

My latest set of wooden pins include updated versions of my Pencil and Rainbow & Cloud. They’re bigger for more detail and the Rainbow has a new shape that’s easier to cut accurately. They’d make great gifts for creatives and anyone who needs a bit more positivity in their life.

kawaii happy mail pins

I also have a new set with my happy Postbox and a Letter friend. I only have a small number of Letters so they’re only available in a set but you can buy the Postbox on his own.

As always, you can choose your fastening at no extra cost – a brooch back or a pin with a rubber clutch or locking back. The larger characters have two pins so they won’t spin around.

kawaii wooden pins

All my wooden pins are made in the UK from ethically sourced, FSC certified wood and all my packaging is recyclable as paper. The first few orders of each will get a free matching sticker too!

kawaii snowflake pin

And finally, some sparkly Snowflake badges. These are a larger size than usual and the design is printed directly onto the badge (rather than on paper) so the Snowflake is a reflective shiny silver surrounded by a metallic blue. Great for a little extra Winter sparkle.


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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