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Exciting News!

super cute kawaii!

A few reasons why I have been quiet this week. Reason 1 is that me and Claire (of Miso Funky fame) have started a new blog called Super Cute Kawaii! We’ll be posting there most days, in the guise of a bunny and a panda, about cute handmade stuff and adorable Japanese kawaii. Come over to and have a look! I’ll still be blogging regularly here, but I now have an outlet for all the times I just want to post going AAAH CUTE BUNNIES. You can also see the cute fabric I just bought from Superbuzzy, which I will hopefully be making something with fairly soon.

Reason 2 is that the Tokyo zines are finally copied! Yay! The bad news is that the Tokyo Shopping Guides are not perfect so I’m rejigging slightly and will get the full batch done either Friday or Monday. I’m leaving the pre-order offer up for now so there’s still time to get yourself a free gift. If you just want a Ten Days in Tokyo zine though, I’ll be getting them in the post very soon, and they’ll also be available at the upcoming craft markets.

Yes, craft markets! Reason 3 is that market season is upon us and thus I am busy making up extra stock. First market of the Autumn is in Dennistoun this coming Saturday – get yourself over to the events page for more info. I have a whole heap of events to add very shortly so watch that space!

Okay, I have a date with a stapler now.


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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