asking for trouble

Gifted Restocked


I am very pleased (and a little surprised) to be telling you that my purses at the Gifted exhibition are apparently selling well and another ten have been sent over to restock. I’ve pulled out some of my favourite fabrics for new small-sized coin purses and there are some of the larger sizes in fabric I brought back from Tokyo. They look just about worth the effort of getting up at 7am on a Saturday to sew before and during craft market.

If you’re in Edinburgh before the 6th January then do pop over to the National Museum of Scotland and have a browse. It really is a lovely show of over 30 independent Scottish artists and designers and well worth a look. Everything is for sale too if you’re after a last minute gift for someone special.


Once again I must apologise for the slightly dodgy photos. O when will daylight return?

Don’t forget, if you can’t make it to Edinburgh you can order your very own custom made purse in the shop. AND there’s 10% off til Christmas just for blog readers. Yay!


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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