asking for trouble

Pinch Me

Sometimes it’s pretty amazing being me. You get to check websites and see your designs plastered all over duvet covers on a sleepy Tuesday afternoon for one! Obviously I knew this was going to happen but I still shrieked OH MY GOD to an empty house when I saw that Fried Egg sheet set.

The bestest thing about all this though, is that people actually emailed in and asked Deny Designs if I would put my Look Around characters up. I hope everyone likes them. This is just a small selection of what’s available so do go and have a look.

The sad bit is that I can’t afford any of this myself. I may have to raid the advertising budget for a Fried Egg pillowcase though – $29 seems reasonable enough for the thrill.

The next thing I am looking forward to is someone posting photos of any of my bedding or shower curtains in real life. Fingers crossed!


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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