asking for trouble

October 2023 Recap

Happy Halloween! Here’s a look back at my month in photos, blog posts and books. October was mostly either very boring or very stressful and I don’t feel I got to enjoy spooky season at all. I did at least have a brief meetup with my family in Glasgow.

Sakuraco subscription boxes

I didn’t post any photos at all on Instagram this month! That’s how boring my October was. I did spend a lot of time photographing snacks for Sakuraco – see review below.

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This month’s blog posts

My posts on Super Cute Kawaii

Other Things I Wrote


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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