Asking For Trouble Kawaii Japan Surprise Box Giveaway

Posted on September 28, 2016 by

We’ve got a new giveaway from my own Asking For Trouble shop, full of Japan-inspired kawaii character goods.


I put together a fun surprise box of new and exclusive products designed by me and inspired by my most recent Japan trip. It includes a shiny Mt Fuji enamel pin plus stationery, rubber stamp, badge, stickers and more, all packaged in a hand-drawn box. There were only 25 made and this is the last one, for one lucky winner!


If you want to see everything that’s inside, you can read my box reveal post. Otherwise, wait and be surprised!

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below for multiple chances to win. Confused by Rafflecopter? Here’s a great guide.


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The giveaway closes on Tuesday 11th October and we’ll pick a winner at random. Good luck!

SCK News

Last Chance to Join the SCK Team!

Posted on September 28, 2016 by

We’ll have a new giveaway up in a couple of hours, but first a reminder!

craft writer

If you’ve been working on your application to join the SCK writing staff, you better hurry and finish it as there’s only a few days left!

If you love making things, watching crafty videos and subscription boxes, and would like to be paid for writing about them, and sent free things to review, then there’s still time to put something together.

We’ll accept applications until midnight on SundayAll the info is here and please do email me if you have any questions.

If you’ve already applied, we’ll be looking at the applications soon and emailing everyone in the first week of October. Good luck!

Cute Shop Alert!

These Things Kawaii Plush

Posted on September 27, 2016 by


Etsy shop These Things has a tagline of (you need them) and they’re not wrong as everyone needs more happy food plush in their lives! You’ll find all kinds of handmade foodie friends from pickles to candy, plus non-edibles like stars and clouds. If plush aren’t your thing, there are plenty pins, patches, cards and more to add to your basket too.



Crazy or Cute?

Putitto Cup Hangers

Posted on September 26, 2016 by

fuchiko cup

We shared the NicoNico cat cup hangers recently and I thought you might like to see more. Cup hangers seem to be a very Japanese thing, in that they’re super kawaii but don’t really have much purpose. The first ones featured a girl called Fuchiko who would sit on the edge of a glass and it soon grew into a bit of a craze with her in new poses and even teaming up with Funassyi.


I bought a couple in Japan as they’re quite cheap and in blind boxes so you get a surprise. My Kanahei’s Small Animals figurine is a sleeping one and the details are so great, with his cheek smushed into the side of the glass! My sister was lucky enough to get Ditto Pikachu.


You can find most of your favourite kawaii and anime characters as Putitto hangers now. I really love the Neko Atsume ones.

neko atsume putitto

And there are lots of cute animals including cats, pugs, hamsters and these adorable hedgehogs.


If you’d like to buy some, check out Amazon Global, PlayAsia, AmiAmi and Tokyo Otaku Mode. Some will sell single boxes and others you need to buy a whole set.

Most Wanted!

Most Wanted: Totoro Plush Chair

Posted on September 23, 2016 by

totoro sofa

Anyone got a spare $200 because I really need one of these plush Totoro sofa chairs! We’re all jealous of Mei in My Neighbour Totoro when she gets to have a Totoro nap and now you can lounge around on him yourself.

totoro sofa

It’s big enough for adults and super soft and cuddly so if you’ve got the cash, head over to J-List and be the envy of everyone.