asking for trouble

Day in the Life


The first Day in the Life on Instagram happened on Saturday and went better than expected. I thought a couple of people would join us in photographing our day, but actually loads did. I had a great time posting photos and checking what everyone else was doing. You can see all everyone’s photos here.

3:02pm. I've been fighting with my sewing machine but look, teddy bear arms! Trying out a @plushpatternshop kit for SCK. #IGdayinthelife

I didn’t have a particularly exciting day, though I did get some sunshine, leave the house and watch Big Hero 6 (Baymaaaaaaxx!). I also got on with the plush teddy bear kit I am reviewing for Super Cute Kawaii (shiny new site there that I was also secretly working on that day), which is proving to be a bit of a challenge, but I’m getting there.

8:45am. Finishing off today's posts for SCK and my blog. Meowchi is helping. #IGdayinthife

It was a little bit of a struggle sometimes to find something halfway interesting to photograph, but I did pretty well and mostly managed a photo an hour.

7:52pm. Quite a gloomy evening here but my snowman lights are cheering things up. #IGdayinthelife

If you missed out this time, I’m sure we will be doing it again, so follow me and Claire to find out when.


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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