asking for trouble

Pillows for breakfast

Zazzle have been adding some awesome new products to their line up. Most exciting for me is pillows! I’ve been having a lot of fun designing these and you can expect to see a LOT more. I started with the Look Around characters, which I hadn’t quite noticed make up a slightly unhealthy breakfast.

I went through a few ideas for the back of the pillows and eventually decided to make my own sketchy polka dot zig zag pattern, which uses the same colours as the design on the front. This is the first time I’ve done a ‘basic’ repeat pattern without characters or anything and I love it. Plus that’s one step closer to creating a proper fabric collection.


Next up: teatowels! and plates!


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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