asking for trouble

Looking back at 2007


Even though it’s a brand new year, it’s a little bit difficult to shake off 2007 and move onwards (and upwards, hopefully!). So here are my favourite things that I made in 2007. Some were for gifts, some were (or will be) for exhibitions and some were for the shop and most are now gone, leaving me with just the photos to remember them by. However many things I make, there are always lots that I’m sad to see go but I hope they all went to happy owners anyway. Looking through all these images really made me see how much I achieved in 2007. I didn’t even do my first craft market until February!

Row 1 – Japanese Birds Purse, Wedding Journal, Japanimals badge set, Wildflower dragonfly keyring
Row 2 – Green Melon polka dot purse, vintage button brooch, Boo! tote bag, Sugar Sweet purse
Row 3 – Black Waves notebook, Flower Bee coin purse, vintage button brooch, Snail dreams tote bag
Row 4 – Rose snowflake keyring, Nautical photo card gift box, Angel Bunny gift tags, Bad Guys badge set

If you like anything, there might be one in the shop, or email me and I might be able to do you something similar.

If you’re interested in my non-crafty year, then I posted my 2007 in 12 photos and my 2007 in review at my other site diskant.


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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