asking for trouble

Year 4


Now that it’s July I’ve started a new year in my prototype 5 Year Diary, making it into my fourth year! I still really enjoy reading it and being able to see what I was doing that day on previous years (quite often the exact same thing!). There are often interesting coincidences, like my post about 5 A Day tote bags selling out happening almost exactly a year after the first ones arrived in the post. I don’t think my diary will be very interesting to future humanity but it’s fun for me.

5 year diaries

It also means it’s time for me to think about designing next year’s diary, to follow on from these three. I was considering a space design, but I will selfishly save that for next year when I’ll be needing a new one! Perhaps it’s time for my fruit and veg characters to have a chance. If there’s something you’d like to see, let me know.

I’ve already had some people asking about diaries for next year – if you visit the 5 Year Diary page, you can sign up to be notified as soon as they’re available!


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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