asking for trouble

We have pencil cases

I am happy to finally have some pencil cases up for sale! These have been in the planning for well over a year and much requested so I hope you like them.

The main reason they exist is because my mum kindly stepped in to help out with the sewing, and she’s done a great job! They’re made from a nice soft and heavy linen cotton fabric, printed with my designs by Spoonflower of course. You can choose from a pretty pastel Cakeify and Friends or a zingy Cutie Fruity Friends and each have a colourful matching zip too*.

They’re plenty big for all your pens and pencils, or they’re a great size for lots of other uses. Makes a great gift too! (business owners are contractually obliged to use this phrase about all products in December). I only have a few but hopefully there will be more next year, and some new stitchy products too. Watch this space!

*Oh yeah, the zips totally delayed things for over a month. I am still in a PayPal dispute with the useless shop that never sent me my first lot of zips.


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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