asking for trouble

Some new work


Well, I have been quite busy this week but don’t have a lot to show for myself. Above is my shoebox lid crafting tray but my work with crochet and buttons is not going quite as planned. More thought required. I did get some new notebooks made which you can see on Flickr. One is on Etsy and the others will available soon, somewhere.

However, I did finish a web project, helping Lady Wurlitzer (aka Carrie, my fellow mafioso) collect her many ventures into one happy home.

This is the finished homepage where you can make your choice between individual blog sites for the handmade soaps of Lady Wurlitzer, the vintage treasures of Nana Moon and the gigs and events of Fuzzy Felt Folk. Plus, of course, the online shop where they all meet. There’s lots of pretty vintage wallpaper, collagey bits and the lovely artwork of Clare Nicolson all mixed together to make the finished site. Have a look at and see what you like!

If you’re looking for a new website yourself, or just an Etsy/blog banner or some help with e-commerce, you can hire me via my online portfolio!


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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