Being fairly pragmatic, I know that it is highly unlikely I will ever be cast in a Miss Marple adaption so I decided to create my own miniature diorama depicting a scene from one of my favourites, The Body in the Library starring:
Joan Hickson as Miss Marple
The complete diorama can be seen here:
Checking the body for clues before the police arrive.
This was so much fun to create and I got the idea when I happened upon a Poirot minikin doll made by Sarah and Elizabeth from the USA. They create a range of wonderful figures and you can see them here as well as their Etsy shop. I tried to think how I could use a Miss Marple doll in a scene and as I happened to be flicking through a dollhouse brochure at the time when I saw a library wallpaper the light bulb came on and The Body in the Library diorama was born! I emailed Sarah and Elizabeth to ask if they could make me a Joan Hickson doll and they came back with all three after I told them what I was planning on doing. I was blown away by the detail as everything is exactly as it was in the film and considering they are only 4" tall, I think they are fantastic. The rest of the scene I created using doll house miniatures and found that I became quite obsessive over the smallest detail but those details are the ones that make all the difference!
A really great project for me and I can't wait to start the next one :)