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5 Year Diary Update

2014 5 year diary cover

Finishing my calendar design also helped me finish something else I’ve been dithering over – this year’s 5 Year Diary. The inside has been finished for weeks but I couldn’t decide on a cover design. I’ve reworked the calendar design into a repeat pattern and I love it! Definitely needs to go on fabric soon too.

Anyway, test diaries are on their way and then I will take some nice photos and get the first pre-order batch up. Or if you’d prefer a spiral bound version, you can buy that now, direct from Lulu.


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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