asking for trouble

In The List

Can you see my keyring? It’s just above Leonard the reject sock monkey. The List, Scotland’s listing magazine, did a great feature on Made in the Shade last week with this lovely spread of things from some of the people taking part. Click on the image to see a bigger verson at Flickr.

In other news, I have just booked my trip to Bangkok to visit Claire. I’m going at the end of June and it’s all very exciting. I have only ever been to Japan outside of Europe so it’s still all very new to me. I look forward to meeting Mr Bun, seeing lots of interesting things and doing lots of shopping. Yay. If anyone has any tips on things to do or see please let me know.


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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