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A post about Towels

You might have noticed I have a new Home Sweet Home category for my blog, since I will likely be posting a lot of house-related stuff in future. I was changing my bathroom towels and was slightly embarrassed at how matchy matchy they are. The ones I replaced them with are almost as matchy!

The printed hand towels are by PataPri and I have been saving them for years. They are so nice with a terrycloth backing – I need to get some more. The panda wash mitt is from Japan, obviously, and for decoration only!

Also getting some use after years in a box – my lovely Ink & Spindle tea towel.

(and yes, I have a towel rail and a double oven in my flat – both are amazing!)


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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