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I Love Buttons bag

I am being very productive this week and have done just about everything on my to do list AND MORE. Get me.

The postman brought me some more drawstring bags this morning so I buckled down straight away and printed more I Love Buttons bags, including some in pink! I am quite excited about this. I also did some on natural cotton, using a brand new screen to prevent any misprint mishaps. They’re both printed with purple ink.

I Love Buttons bag

I also knocked up a batch of vintage button brooches in record time, which all came out very Christmassy in pretty jewel colours. Hopefully this will keep me stocked up through til Christmas.

Vintage button brooches

Tomorrow I will be at the QMU over at Glasgow University with the Glasgow Craft Mafia manning not only my own stall, but Miso Funky AND Super Cute Kawaii too in one big super-awesome stall of amazing. There will be a lorry load of cute stuff available so get yourself down there!


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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