asking for trouble

June 2008

  • Dennistoun Craft Fair

    Dennistoun Craft Fair

    I had a great day at the Dennistoun Craft Fair yesterday. It was the first one organised there, so I wasn’t sure what to expect…

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  • Sketchbook Nonsense

    Sketchbook Nonsense

    I’ve got too many ideas going on in my head right now. Lots of them are gocco-related but I need to make sure I work…

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  • I Love Buttons

    I Love Buttons

    Hands up who loves buttons? Well, the fabric gocco prints have been ironed and tested in the washing machine and can be revealed as drawstring…

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  • Gocco experiments

    Gocco experiments

    Well, here is one of my new gocco prints. If you remember the button drawings I did the other month, I finally got around to…

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  • Travel Journals and Father’s Day

    Travel Journals and Father’s Day

    Summer is most definitely here and I’ve been working on some summer-themed items for the upcoming Poppytalk Handmade market. I’ve been collecting up some vintage…

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  • Ghibli Museum

    Ghibli Museum

    I’m a massive fan of the anime films of Studio Ghibli (creators of Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle, Princes Mononoke etc.) so…

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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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