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January 2019 Favourites

Here’s a look back at my favourite stuff from this month.

My January in video

I’m going to try and do this all year.

My 4 favourite photos

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From @marcelinesmith, @averyquietstreet and @sckawaii on Instagram. (L-R, top-bottom)

  • New Year Happy Mail for my patrons
  • Rilakkuma and his adorable wardrobe
  • Windy day at the seafront
  • The last cat marshmallows before I finally threw them out (2.5 years past the use by date!)

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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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