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2021 Calendar + Tea Towel Contest

For the first time in many years, I remembered to design my 2021 calendar in time to enter Spoonflower’s annual tea towel calendar contest (voting is open now!)

super cute kawaii 2021 calendar

There’s usually a pattern or set or characters that sums up my previous 12 months and this time it was the SCK mascots who were also in The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. It makes for a really cute and colourful design. I only really set it so that kissing Panda is February (Valentine’s) and shocked Bunny is October (Halloween) but some of the others match the month quite well too.

super cute kawaii 2021 tea towel calendar

This is how it looks as a tea towel at Spoonflower. I would appreciate it so much if you’d go and vote for me before the contest closes next Tuesday. There are a lot of entries these days so I don’t expect to get a high placing but it would be nice not to be at the bottom!

kawaii 2021 calendars

My older calendar designs have also been updated for 2021. You can buy them all as fabric and readymade tea towels at Spoonflower now and I will add them to Society6, Redbubble & Zazzle soon too. Postcards will be available my shop next month.

PS. I am probably not doing a new 5 Year Diary this year as journaling is so big now that there are tons of brands to choose from. However, if you’re finishing yours and really want a new one, let me know and I’ll see what I can do.


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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