asking for trouble

How clean is your desk?

Desk: before

Why is it so hard to keep a desk clean? Mine is so often piled with stuff that it just becomes impossible to use for anything. Considering this is my sewing desk, you can imagine how recently I have done any sewing! Because it’s also the closest thing to the door, I seem to use it as a dumping ground for post, things I need to do something with, and stuff that doesn’t have a place yet. It also hosts my large collection of glue, stampers and blank cds. Anyway, with the recent freezing temperatures finally warming up a tad, I figured it was time to tackle the mess and turn it back into a desk.

Desk: after

Yay, so much tidier now. I may even start on some sewing again soon.


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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