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Vintage Buttons Purse

Look what I got! I’ve been plotting these purses with the lovely Sarey Poppins for a while now and just got the first one – isn’t it cute? I have tried making coin purses before with varying degrees of success and it’s been much more enjoyable leaving this lot to the expert. There’s another design on its way too and then I’ll get them all in the shop! You should check out Sarah’s Etsy shop too – there’s lots of pretty things.

Things are, once again, busy round here with nothing much to show yet. I did take a wee break to watch the fireworks last night since our front room has a great view on to Glasgow Green where the main display is. I even got some good photos – check my Flickr for more.

Glasgow Green fireworks


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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