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Recent Purchases

I’m still finding it hard to spend money in such uncertain times but here’s a few fun things I’ve been buying (or been gifted).

kakao friends ryan coin purse

The first thing that got me to open my purse was a big sale at Kakao Friends as I cannot resist a kawaii bread plush. This is actually a little pouch but really too cute to use.

Rilakkuma stickers

Patreon is mostly where I’ve been spending money and I got these super cute Rilakkuma Always Together stickers from the Rainbowholic Patreon shop. It’s so adorable to have stickers of Rilakkuma wearing clothes that my plush owns in his vast wardrobe.

pikaole patreon rewards

It was also time for another delivery from pikaole. This is my favourite Patreon as she shares so many process posts and you get such generous packages twice a year. That’s 6 postcards, 2 small stickers, a sheet of holographic stickers and an enamel pin!

tiny plant patreon rewards

Tiny Plant also sends out the cutest stickers. This was my birthday month so I got an extra sticker sheet along with some Animal Crossing-inspired fruity stickers.

tiny plant patreon rewards

And here’s the following 3 months. I think I might have to take a break from the plant mail tier as I have so many stickers now and then someone else can get a chance at the spot as they’re limited.

pusheen box

Over at Super Cute Kawaii, the latest Pusheen Box arrived and the botanical theme was definitely my favourite yet. So many nice items including a silky robe and glass infuser bottle. Read the full review.

pusheen cookbook

I also picked up the new Pusheen cookbook which is so adorable but requires a lot of skills and equipment I don’t have. I still want to try some of the recipes. Here’s my review.

fabric face masks

And, like everyone else, I’ve been trying out lots of different masks. Making my own was too tiresome but luckily I found some good ones online. The Boden pack at the top are my current favourites as they’re so comfortable and have nose wires. I got the SCK Team together to share our favourite masks and tips so have a read.


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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