asking for trouble

New websites


Hope you had a great Christmas. I, as no-one will be surprised to hear, worked through most of it. I just can’t stop as there’s so much to be done in January. With my internet back up and running, I have finally been able to complete two new websites that have been in the works for far too long. Above is my new portfolio website at As well as my crafty endeavours, I’m also a web and graphic designer, artist and photographer but my poor portfolio site has been very neglected recently. It’s now all up to date with a brand new look so if you’re interested in the other things I make, or are looking for someone to design you a website or style your shop/blog then go have a look.


The other is the new Miso Funky website which I think looks awesome. We’ve been working on this for ages now as the old site wasn’t really showcasing the things that Miso Funky make and sell, which is supposed to be the whole point of a website really. I’m particularly fond of the randomising shop banner at the top. Have a browse at

Other than that, there is not much to report, yet. I will have some fairly exciting news soon and the final Tokyo Shopping Guide posts are underway, as well as new posts about some of the independent crafters I bought Christmas gifts from this year.


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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