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What’s In My Bag?

what's in my bag

I like to keep an eye on the upcoming Spoonflower contest themes and What’s In Your Bag jumped out at me a few weeks ago. What with work and broken eyeballs and the like, I didn’t think I could make something in time, but I just managed it.

What's in my bag drawings

Here’s the drawings I did in my sketchbook, which I then scanned in and coloured in Photoshop. I dropped a few things at the inking and colouring stages, either because they didn’t look like anything recognisable or were boring. Sorry fold-up hairbrush and tiny screwdriver for glasses. I also cheated slightly by including my iPhone and keys even through they are always in my pockets.


I am really pleased with how it all turned out and I think my iPhone and keys are my favourite. Fun fact: I did originally draw the Cakeify fabric on my first aid pouch, but I thought it would be cool to use the actual fabric design since it’s Spoonflower fabric – woo, meta.

What's in my bag repeat pattern

You can view the full fabric repeat at Spoonflower and voting opens later this week so please look out for it and vote for me! I will of course remind you later.

So, what’s in your bag?


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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