asking for trouble

Happy Birthday to me!

what I wore on my birthday

Yay, it’s my birthday today. Despite having a whole hour stolen by Daylight Savings, I have had a good day so far. It’s been super-sunny and warm so I got to use my new bright red prescription sunglasses. I also bought a hippo dress and some cupcakes and got lots of nice presents.

The whole week has been quite birthdayish though since I got my new glasses (first new pair in 5 years, first new sunglasses in about 15 years), and also went on my Loch Lomond cruise (more on that later). I thought I’d do a drawing since I actually have new clothes too.

Anyway, I still have more cake to eat but if you would like a gift too, just wish me a happy birthday when placing an order in any of my shops and I’ll send you a free card! Offer lasts until March is over.

Even more bunnies!


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 »

Browse the archives

Buy my stuff

other things I Do


All text, photos and illustrations are © Marceline Smith 2007-2024 unless credited otherwise. You may repost my images with full credit and link. However, do not reproduce full posts without my permission or use my images or writing for commercial purposes. Thank you!


All opinions are my own and I am not compensated or sponsored for writing about any products or services featured unless stated in the post. Links to shops and websites may be affiliate links – I receive a small commission from your orders at no cost to you, which helps me fund this site. I do not accept advertising.