asking for trouble


Or Things I Want (and can’t have). I used to do this on my other blog but I think I will do it here since I am almost always lusting after handmade indie things, and Japanese kawaii of course.


Knit cardigan and dress by Love Margo.
If I had £150 to spare I’d be right in here. I could just live in that cardigan – it can be worn in a variety of ways and it’s my favourite colour, slate grey. The dresses are so cute too.


Rabbit pitcher by Perch.
This would be so cute holding a pretty flower. Not available yet, though – it was posted on Design*Sponge.


Madeline Bag by Jaime Beattie.
Oh that fabric! My childhood home was all like this so I have a real soft spot for orange and brown geometric flowers.


Felt brooches by Melissa Beal.
I would get one if only I could decide which one I like best! At the moment it’s between the bunny, the squirrel and the deer. The moustache is hilarious though.


Mamegoma mobile holder by San-X.
If you’re not crying just now, you have no heart. Available from Kiddyland in Japan only, nooooo.


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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