Thursday, December 17, 2009

All I want for Christmas

Finders Keepers was a cool adventure for me but one vendor stood out from the crowd in a very clever but understated way.
Cross stitch into metal jewelery bracelets brooches and rings by Caro Baertling, check it out ....

Monday, December 14, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Finders Keepers

Photos from the Sydney Carriageworks design market Finders Keepers
This is just set up time before the punters got to drink and shop....
plenty of fabric stuff, fashion, weird creature sculptures, and bad words on plates....

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Kraftbomb for Christmas

Sydney here I come.....
Flying out ridiculously early tomorrow to the Lucky country and hope some of that luck will rub off on me at the Finders Keepers market....
Back in town on the 8th so time to get lots of goodies ready for Kraftbomb on Dec 20th!!
So DON'T leave Auckland town too early or you will miss out on a Trixie Christmas!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Nude Trix

Inspired by my dirty old man's kitschy nude playing cards I drew some faceless bosomy babes on old Crown Lynn plates, check it out.....
Maybe naked blokes will be next- homosexy decor a la trix!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

NZ Fashion Export Scholarship Awards

Last year I designed the awards - A wonderful idea from Mapihi Opai Fashion NZ (FINZ) and so I was chuffed to be asked again this year.
Bit of a challenge getting all that onto the Crown Lynn dinner plates but a nice result I think...Congrats to Lonely Hearts, the 2009 winner!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Spooky old Wrath

I just pulled out a third Wrath plate from a bake to complete a Seven Deadly Sins assemblage and for the third time a mysterious hairline has appeared on the edge- WTF?
Now and again this does happen but three times with the same word over three consecutive days.
This set just doesn't want to be completed and I'm starting to think there is something weird going on in my's almost Halloween!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Finders Keepers

I 'm pleased to announce that I will be a vendor this year at Finders Keepers, an independent design market in Newtown Sydney and held at the impressive Carriageworks venue...nice to see you there if you can make it......4th & 5th December

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New Big Cartel stuff

Big Cartel was set up for the small business person/ artist/ bands/ crafters to sell less than 100 items with no fees and a direct shopping experience for the customer. My Big Cartel shop links directly to paypal and I will be loading it up for Christmas shoppers especially as I've decided NOT to customize this Christmas.....way too time consuming folks, sorry!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Trixie paints the blues

Don't you just love those blue and white patterns?
Coming soon.....

KRAFTBOMB this Sunday 27th September

Wow that's come around super fast! Only a half table for me this time, but chocked full of different stuff like this miniature plate.....

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

China is the new canvas

Vandalizing/ modifying/reinventing old china
is quite the new art form if this recent show in
Lisbon Portugal is anything to go by.
Thanks to Jeff Fleming- a repeat trixie offender
for the info.
He visited the show and thought of me,
awww that's sweet!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Coming soon Kings of Leon

Those nice boy rockers you could take home to your Mum....

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Kraftbomb this Sunday

I've been absent for a couple, but it's the Birthday bash so I'm there with bells on and lots of bargains/seconds in the $15, $20 and $30 price range. Be there or be square......

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Viva rad plates!

Today I eagerly awaited the Viva magazine (NZ Herald) for the plate feature put together by design writer Zoe Walker and photographer Babiche Martens and wasn't disappointed
.......thanks Viva!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

krishna and bagayan

I want a weird animal to ride on, or at least lean against- how cool!
Ana Bagayan's painting and Hindu Deities


Lets cover the world with tapestry- yep I'm all for it!
Frederique Morrel can lead the way....

Taxidermy Etsy style

I have to say Taxidermy and fashion go together as well as dirty words on old china and after Melissa Dixson introduced herself and her great blog to me I have a new passion for dead animal things.....

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Chinese takeaway

Coming soon....
Kitschy 80s Chinese coffee shop saucers in soft focus pastels create a Sins assemblage to add the perfect retro accent to your new flat in the burbs.....where's my Rio album?

Monday, July 20, 2009

Teeny tiny hangers

Tiny Sins coming soon!

Awwwww, some people get all gooey eyed about babies and wee cuddly things but I feel the same about my little No 1 hangers. Those pin plates I thought I couldn't do anything with are now ready for a makeover.... picture this, Seven Deadly Sins sets in miniature, a tiny Fuck Face or Dickhead for your wall awwwwwww it's just too cute!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Art burns

Pulling plates out of a hot oven is an occupational hazard for me and I've been burned many times when just grabbing a tea towel instead of putting my mitt on.
This time however my mitt caused me to burn myself as it caught on the hot oven rack above which stuck to my skin and came out of the oven along with the plate I was carrying...
It might be time I bought some burn cream for my studio!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Dark, dark winter days...

Where the hell is the Sun- hello, hello, where are you?
Time for some skulls and creepy crawlies then.......

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Trixie has a Big Cartel store

Look for the freak teacup and you'll find my new
Big Cartel store.
It's in its infancy but I shall be adding more items each week.
Customizing it as well once I figure out how..... or hubby does.
Pricing is in USD and Paypal is preferred just like Etsy.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

M J and Madonna

Best MJ tribute t-shirt on Etsy so far belongs to Elektra of Coup in NYC. She should know a thing or two about t-shirt designs as Madonna wears her RIDE equestrian themed one as you can see. Free global shipping is also a winner in my book, I wish I could offer it but me plates are a tad too heavy!


Rob Ryan London artist creator of magical papercuts and prints has an Etsy shop and is very popular as an illustrator for various magazines and publications. You can see why......

Monday, June 22, 2009

Megs Wedding gift

Those of you who follow the Rock news will know that Meg White from the White Stripes married Jackson Smith guitarist son of Patti Smith a couple of weekends ago. A friend of mine and former road manager for the Stripes was invited to the wedding in Nashville and so took a plate as a present. Apparently presented to her while she was in her pjs this of course was another wasted photo op, so you'll just have to take my word for it The plate in question, Shameless, and she opened it in her pyjamas...wasted, wasted photo John next time please whip out the camera, be shameless for trixies sake!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Trixie turns Gay!

New section in my Etsy shop- Weddings/ Gay. I like the political overtones of jamming them together, plus Etsy only gives us 10 sections, really I could with 15....

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Inside vandalism

..Currently experimenting with painting on the inside of teacups ...will be investigating the durability...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New Postcard

...and the most interesting so far I think with a selection of designs displayed.