asking for trouble

Some updates

Thanks to everyone who came out to Made in the Shade yesterday – it was really busy and a lot of fun! Really nice to meet some folks who had previously bought from me online or at other markets and a few Angel Bunny fans. You can see lots of photos of the day from Josie and Clare, my fellow mafioso. Hopefully there will be another one soon.

Also, it is time to pick a winner for the purse giveaway. I used the entirely unbiased random number generator and it came up with #2, Rebecca. Please email me your address Rebecca and I’ll get it posted out!

I’m currently adding a bunch of notebooks and purses to the shop that came back from the Falkirk exhibition. You can have a root around now and I’ll post up more info once it’s all done. In the meantime, here is a photo of me and my stall.


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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