asking for trouble

Glasgow Craft Mafia Market


Asking For Trouble will be making a last minute appearance at the Glasgow Craft Mafia Market this Thursday evening. It takes place upstairs in The Universal on Sauchiehall Lane from around 5pm til 9pm. As well as my stuff you can have a look at the wares of other independent designers and crafters in the Mafia including jewellery, homewares, soap and art. Get down there for some Christmas shopping! Find out more at

Don’t forget, Asking For Trouble has a pretty full diary in the run-up to Christmas – check the Events page to see where you can find me.

Also, apologies for the lack of posting lately. I am on week 3 of no broadband and the will to blog on dialup really isn’t there. Hopefully normal service will resume soon. Online orders are still being received and sent out promptly though!


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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