asking for trouble



It’s officially Autumn here so I can finally use the word Christmas without feeling ludicrous. Yes, I’m afraid that time is fast approaching and I need to get a good pile of things made for all the upcoming craft fairs and suchlike. Above is a batch of new purses I put together in a couple of hours on Sunday. They’re now ready for the hand-stitching stage which I can do at markets and socials and things when it’s quiet. I’m also looking forward to my house getting a little cooler so I can get back on my gocco printer.

More importantly, though, I need to get the Tokyo zines off to the printers! I am nearly done proofreading so hopefully they’ll be all ready for posting by the end of next week. Remember, you can pre-order your zines now to get one of the first copies off the photocopier as well as a free gift.


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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