Archive for January, 2014

January 22, 2014

Still Life In A Greasy Spoon; or, Waiting for Lexy


Biro is horrible to draw with.

January 14, 2014


I’ve got a handful of live gigs coming up. The first is Stand Up Tragedy this Friday (17th) at the Hackney Attic. Kick-off is 7.30pm and tickets are just £5 if you buy in advance or £7 on the door.

Next: the Best of Spark London, 7.30pm Monday 3rd February at the Canal Cafe. Tickets available here. We Zaltzmen have two Great Family Stories. One involves espionage, international politics, Communism, ships and chicken, and I won’t be able to tell it until all the major players have died; the other, I’ll be telling at Spark.

On 4th March, I’ll be returning to Geek Showoff, for a fundraiser for Arts Emergency. It’s at the Slaughtered Lamb in Clerkenwell, which, if you needed extra incentive to come along, serves homemade fishfinger sandwiches.

January 3, 2014

P is for…

…patchwork, and also Pepper, my three-month-old babyfriend. She is the daughter of my friend Amy, recipient of the 2012 A quilt; so, hellbent on filling their house with alphabet patchwork, I threw together this for Pepper’s Christmas present:

P cushion

(Modelled by the Veronica Mars blanket.)

It’s a 16-inch cushion formed of 1-inch handsewn squares, like last year’s 100% OK piece. Accidentally I kept slicing slivers off the edges of my card square template, so cut smaller and smaller patches that didn’t line up properly. Not that Pepper will care; she’s currently more interested in chewing her own fist than criticising sloppy patchwork.


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