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Drawing buttons


Anyone who has been following my twitterings (see right sidebar) will know I have spent the last few days drawing buttons. And here they are! One reason why I am drawing buttons, I would think is perfectly clear from the picture above – they’re so pretty! The other reasons are being turned over in my head – I like to really think about stuff before I press on, and there are lots of lovely ways I could use these button drawings. The more observant of you will have noticed I have picked lots of buttons that look like flowers. There is a reason for this!


These are some of the actual buttons. I have so many amazing vintage buttons and it’s hard to give some of them up to being part of brooches or purses. Hopefully drawing them will make the parting easier.


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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