asking for trouble

Happy Accident

banana brooches

A couple of weeks ago, I unpacked a new order of acrylic pieces from the laser cutters and realised my bananas were in the wrong colour of yellow. I kind of liked them better though, so I checked with my Instagram followers and it was a unanimous vote in favour of the lighter yellow.

Happy Banana Brooch

I’ve now taken new photos and replaced my banana brooches with the new colour, so you can pick one up now to cheer up your summer outfits. Don’t forget, I won’t be shipping orders from 9th May – 6th June so hurry if you want one.

Happy Banana Brooch

I’m glad this mistake had a happy ending but I will be both double checking what I’m ordering in future and trying to restrain my over-excitement and order more samples before launching a new product!


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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