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New online shop!

New online shop!

I finally launched my own online shop! Miso Funky have been awesome in letting me hang out in their shop but I seem to have so much stuff now that I need my own home. You can find the new shop at and it should be a lot easier to browse now that everything’s organised into collections. I’ll be adding some posts over the next week or so to show off each collection but in the meantime just have a rummage! You’ll find the usual collections of Fabric Purses, Felt Flower Brooches, Bags and Totes, Covered Notebooks, Ribbon Keyrings and Cards plus new collections of Records & CDs from my label and jiji~punch, my sister’s craft line. There’s also a Bargain Corner.

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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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