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Tea Towel Calendar Contest

I’m so glad Spoonflower brought back the contests in time for tea towel calendars as otherwise I would no doubt have forgotten to design one until December. If you have a minute, please vote for me before voting closes on Wednesday! This is apparently my seventh year entering, so that’s pretty cool.

tea towel calendar

My design this year is a new take on my 2014 Look Around design, which is one of my favourites. It’s got some new characters and a very different colour scheme but still gives you a whole year of kawaii. I hope you like it as you’ll be seeing a lot more of it soon on postcards, mugs, posters, 5 year diaries and birthday calendars!

spoonflower calendars

Here’s a few I voted for by chickadeedeedee, heleen_vd_thillart and Ruth Hickson.

PS. I won’t be blogging much for the rest of the month as my web hosting is almost out of bandwidth and I’m in the process of moving to a new hosting company. If my blog disappears for a while, that’s why. It won’t affect my shop.


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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