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About Marceline Smith
Marceline Smith is a writer and illustrator based in Helensburgh on the west coast of Scotland.
She has been self-publishing her own zines since she was a teenager on subjects from music and video games to travelogues and guides plus a few illustrated comics.
Obsessed with Japan and kawaii culture for a long time, Marceline finally got to visit Japan in 2006 and has since returned three times. Her most recent solo trip in 2016 included traveling around Tokyo, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Osaka, Arashiyama and Nagoya. She has shared shopping tips, photography and illustrations in a book and two travel guides.
As well as writing, Marceline designs cute character goods under the name Asking For Trouble, which are licensed for all kinds of products, and is the co-founder of daily cute blog Super Cute Kawaii. Her hobbies include astronomy, sewing, playing Nintendo, visiting gardens, and reading of course!
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Live a bright, fun, rainbow-filled life with Kawaii!
The Japanese word Kawaii means lovable or adorable. Welcoming a little kawaii into your life is like opening the window and letting a sparkling sunbeam in.
Whenever you feel a little low turn to this squishy, padded-covered book.
Find fun ideas to: make a cosy kawaii home; playful, confidence boosting styling and beauty tips; and recipes that will make your smile. This book includes 10 easy how-to projects to bring kawaii into your life.
Here, you'll also find a host of very special kawaii mascots that will always be ready to give you a hug when you need one: The Octonauts, Smiling Bear, Hello Kitty, Gudetama, Molang, Ricemonsters, Miffy the Rabbit, the Moomins, Donutella, Unicorno, Moofia and Pusheen.
Escape into the magical world of kawaii...
Whether you're preparing for your first craft fair, an old hand at setting up your stall or just a happy customer, you'll enjoy these hilarious tales from our craft fair veterans.
Marceline and Claire have been selling their wares at craft fairs for over ten years. In this zine we share our worst experiences for your amusement plus tips on how to avoid a bad craft fair and be a good customer or organiser. We also rounded up some friends for even more stories and advice.
Also includes some fun activities with colouring in, quiz and bingo. Buy a copy and you'll never be bored out of your mind at a poorly-attended craft "fayre" again.
Contents include - travelogues and photos of trips to Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Hakone and Mount Fuji (2006), Tokyo (2007) and Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo (2010), plus illustrations of purchases and outfits, tips for visiting Japan, and a guide to the most fun shops in Japan.