asking for trouble

Shop Update & Patreon Rewards

There’s some fun new products in my shop today, all in very limited numbers.

New Products

kawaii fabric

Fabric Swatch Sets – cute sets of 3 themed fabric pieces for sewing projects. Only 1-4 of each theme available – choose from food, animals, nature, ghosts and winter/Christmas.

happy mail bundle

Happy Mail Bundles – a mix of colourful positive cards, stickers and surprises with optional mini stamp. Only 10 available, though I will make more in a few weeks if they’re popular.

kawaii motivation postcards

Kawaii Motivation Postcard Sets – full set of 6 high quality postcards with positive motivational messages. Only 6 sets available.

Patreon Rewards

activity box
prep for the fabric swatch sets and my upcoming activity boxes

There’s a few days left to join my Patreon to support my work and get exclusive rewards. Things are still going to be a bit weird in June so I’m not going to promise a lot of specific things, but here’s some likely rewards:

  • Early access to the limited edition activity boxes ($1+ tiers)
  • Digital copy of the activity zine ($5 tier)
  • Mayyyybe my Lockdown Lists zine ($5 tier)
  • Possibly a finished cross stitch pattern ($5 tier)
  • Studio sale as I put everything back and tidy up (all tiers)
  • Wallpapers and/or printables
  • + the usual discounts, weekly behind the scenes post, previews etc. 

Find out more about Patreon here.


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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