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Look Around News

I sometimes wonder if Cakeify and Friends get upset that the Look Around characters have stolen their thunder lately. The new characters are a lot of fun to design with though so they might have to be patient a little while longer. Look Around fabrics are now finally available from my Spoonflower store. I’m extremely jealous of US-based designers who don’t have to wait over a month to check their swatches. Anyway, you’ll find breakfast, nature, Halloween and a compilation, plus the 2013 tea towel calendar. And don’t forget you can get them as gift wrap too if you like.

Also new in store are some sticker sets. I thought I’d try some Moo stickers – you get 6 random Look Around characters on each sheet and they’re great for gift wrapping, letters and other crafty fun. Just £1 each!


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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