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New Pencil Cases + Fabric News

pencil cases

I’ve just added some new pencil cases to my shops as they’ve been proving popular. The Cookie Cute design sold out quite quickly so they’re back in stock along with some Colourful Little Ghosts.

Colourful Ghosts Pencil Case

This is one of my favourite patterns that I’ve designed recently and looks so cute on fabric. There are only a few available and I might be keeping one for myself! While they’re advertised as pencil cases, they’re great for all kinds of small items, especially when travelling.

pencil cases

You can buy both designs, and Bunny & Panda too, in my newly created Pencil Cases collection and at my Etsy shop too (which has a fancy new design).


Also, two bits of exciting news from Spoonflower. Firstly, their Berlin office is now open meaning shipping to European countries is now cheaper and faster, with no risk  of customs charges! This is awesome news and means I can now get my designs up for sale much more quickly.

They’ve also just added a new fleece fabric. If you’re quick, you can get 25% off 1 yard or more in any design for most of today. You can shop all my designs here (also in a fancy new design – everyone’s at it!)


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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