asking for trouble

Zazzle Update

So, I ordered my shoes! Exciting times. However, they take a week to make, another week or two to ship (from the USA) and then they’ll almost certainly get held up at customs before Royal Mail extort some more “admin fees” to hand them over. But still, exciting! I’ll be sure to let you know as soon as they arrive.

In the meantime, you can see some pictures of actual Zazzle mousepads I designed. My mum was needing some so I got them sent to my house so I could assess the quality. I’m glad to say they are excellent – much thicker and shinier than I would have thought. If you’ve been considering one then I say GO FOR IT. Only took a week altogether as well. My shop is here.


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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