asking for trouble

It’s May!

cakeify and friends

It’s the May Day bank holiday this weekend and I have been taking things a bit easy. Well, apart from dragging all my stock over to the other side of Glasgow for a new craft fair on Sunday morning via three buses in order to sit around all day and only make back my bus fare. I was not pleased.

Me and Cakeify

Anyway, enough about that as I made something extremely exciting last week – Cakeify and Friends plushy toys! I thought they would look cool on my stall and bring over the customers and if someone really wants to buy one, they’re not too difficult to make, just time-consuming. They’re pretty big too as you can see! If you want one,  I’ve added them the shop.

I’ve been working on lots of new designs for printed things so watch this space!


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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