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New Fabric Designs

My Spoonflower swatches arrived and they printed perfectly! Nice to have some new designs in my store - it's been a while.

I love designing new repeat patterns, but hate waiting for the test swatches to arrive from Spoonflower. Hopefully their new Berlin office will speed that up in future, but my latest order finally arrived last week.

spoonflower fabric

It included my January-March calendar patterns and they’re now all available to buy in my Spoonflower store as fabric, wallpaper, decals and gift wrap. The pastel ghosts have already been picked for the latest trends section – using 2016’s colours of the year was a good plan there!

Just been cutting up this massive pile of fabric, soon to be made into coin purses and pencil cases by my mum! Can you spot some new designs?

I also ordered this massive pile of fabric, which is over 50% new stuff and will soon be sewed into pencil cases and coin purses by my mum. I am so excited to show these to you, though you can make some good guesses from that photo.


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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