asking for trouble

Old Stock Sale – Last Chance!

I was up north last weekend and brought back some ancient dusty stock from my mum’s shop!

Everything is from around 2010-2014 and long discontinued. My skills have improved so much since then but it’s still nice to see all this old stuff, especially the vintage buttons.

I’ve made everything available through my Patreon (public post) – you’ve got a couple of days to buy before I take it down and use the rest for more lucky bags.


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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