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Cute Christmas Collaboration

I love to collaborate with other creative folks. Some of the most fun things I’ve designed have come about through brainstorming with clients and friends. It’s a rare day when me and Claire aren’t idly batting ideas around via email and a while back I suggested we do a kawaii take on her cool cross stitched ornaments and she suggested a Christmas Pudding. And so here we are. This has got to be in my Top 5 amazing things I have had a hand in this year (even with those duvet covers) and I am so excited to have a go at stitching one myself.

You can buy a kit from Miso Funky, complete with wooden blank, chart, threads and instructions, and then you’ll surely have the cutest decoration around. Go get one, and do send in a photo of it on your tree!

Oh, and that wonderfully festive seasonally themed Miso Funky site was another idle suggestion – I love it!


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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