crocheted and knitted replicas of the Doctors, Companions and villains
are the perfect bathroom accessories for the avid Who Fan. Intended
to conceal the extra toilet paper role or facial tissue (which is what
the body sits over) with the added benefit of providing a conversation
partner while you do your business.
Each one of the Bathroom Buddies is hand crafted by Brandy Coffey in
Granite City Illinois. She made the first Buddy (4th Doctor) as a joke
on her husband Tom, a ravenous Who fan himself. This little prank has
turned into a hobby that occupies a large portion of Brandy's spare
time. Her workroom looks a bit like Dr Frankenstein's Laboratory with
little body parts piled all over waiting for final assembly.
is the little details that catch your eye when you look at one of the
Buddies. The celery on the 5th Doctors lapel, the watch chain on the
6th Doctors waistcoat, and the umbrella that the 7th Doctor holds are
all gems. Then there is the wonderful 57-inch long scarf of the 4th
Doctor. K9 with his looped tail is sprinkled with embellishments that
make you smile each time you look at him.
The Bathroom Buddies are available exclusively from "Doctor Who North
America" (www.whona.com) but the
numbers produced are so small that you have to be quick to get one.
Most are sold out within hours.