asking for trouble

Happy New Year!


I hope you’re having a fun transition into 2008. I have so many plans and ideas for this year and it looks like being very exciting if even half of it works out. I’m currently making things for a new exhibition which I will tell you about soon – these fabric badges will be a small part of it.

My sister has been visiting this week and I am making use of her so we’ve been making a stack of new badge sets. These will be in the shop very soon. Also, normal service will resume in the shop as of tomorrow with orders being posted out usually the next day.


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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