asking for trouble

Some news for you

1. Johnny Come Lately, a lovely new gift shop in Aberdeen, is now stocking a range of my notebooks, keyrings, vintage button badge sets and gocco book hearts. They don’t currently have a website but you can find out more at their Facebook group.

2. I am interviewed today on the Glasgow Craft Mafia site. Find out all about my desert island essentials, my crafting highs and lows and what my favourite biscuits are. If anyone else wants to interview me, just ask. I love being interviewed. Here are some other interviews with me: The Morning News in 2002 and from Acid Logic in 2001. Sadly the ones I did with the BBC and Channel 4 are no longer online, damn them.

3. My events page has been updated with some upcoming markets starting next month. Get your diaries out! Also, how on earth can it nearly be September already?!

4. My good friend Alice of Peapods made an awesome video of her trip up to Glasgow with Sunnyvale Noise Sub-element for the diskant party. Depending on whether you were there or not, you can relive the fun or get a glimpse into what went on. There’s even a few appearances of me if you look hard enough. I’m the one in the black and grey stripey bunny top, of course.

a long way to Glasgow from Alice Peapods on Vimeo.


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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