March 15, 2015
My brother Andy is over in Australia and New Zealand at the moment, covering the Cricket World Cup for CricInfo.
You may notice that in some of his videos he is playing with dolls. Not Barbies – dolls of historic cricketers W.G. Grace and Fred Spofforth. Where does one obtain dolls of historic cricketers W.G. Grace and Fred Spofforth?
The same place one obtains dolls of Donald Rumsfeld, Robert Plant and Tony Benn.
As soon as I’d finished making them, they were stuffed in a suitcase and flown to Australia, so I don’t have very good photos showing the details, but the materials were felt, white bedsheet, and yarn – WG’s beard is knitted in garter stitch. Here’s one man and his dolls:
And here are the LADS enjoying themselves at a match:
October 13, 2011
One of my main reasons for starting this site, aside from vainglory and having too much time at my disposal, was to have a repository for the various items I’ve made over the past few years. I tend to give away almost all of my pictures and handmade objects, so this is my opportunity to remind myself of things past.
Today’s Thing I made in early 2008. It was commissioned to appear in this, but I don’t think it made the final cut, so this is the official world debut of…
…the Donald Rumsfeld doll!
Here’s the doll sitting on a scale replica of what Donald Rumsfeld himself used to recline upon in the Pentagon.