Sunday, February 17, 2013

Felt Minikin Dolls of Hercule Poirot's Friends

If anybody has been wondering what we've been doing all week . . .
We've been making miniature dolls of Poirot's friends as portrayed in some of the David Suchet TV shows. These were actually made as a special order, so they won't even appear in the Etsy shop! We did manage to make two Miss Lemon dolls, so one of those is listed.

Poirot Doll & Friends: Captain Hastings, Mrs. Oliver, Hercule Poirot, Miss Lemon & Inspector Japp

Here we have (from left to right in the picture): Captain Hastings as played by Hugh Fraser. He is Poirot's trusty "associate" and my personal favorite! Hastings is always "into" some new hobby or sport --- usually photography, racing cars and golf. Our little Minikin Hastings doll sports his pair of Plus Fours. That way, he is ready to hit the green during any lull in the case.

Mrs. Ariadne Oliver as played by Zoe Wanamaker. She is Poirot's friend and a fellow "detective". She is a prolific author of mystery books, so she's quite experienced in the world of crime. Her character is sort of an autobiographical spoof of Agatha Christie herself. This outfit is from the show, Mrs. McGinty's Dead. This is the only episode that we watch that features Mrs. Oliver, but she's Mom's favorite character.

Hercule Poirot as played by David Suchet. I've already posted entries talking about this little Minikin. We've made Poirot in multiple outfits and sold some. He is very excited to be joined by all of his pals!

Dolls: Captain Hastings, Mrs. Oliver, Miss Lemon & Inspector Japp

Miss Lemon as played by Pauline Moran. She is Poirot's very capable secretary and appeared in most of the short episodes. She is altogether fabulous, and her clothes are always a picture. Our little Minikin is wearing her light blue dress with white jacket. This is my favorite outfit of Miss Lemon's, and it appears in multiple stories of the short episodes. This particular doll is based on Miss Lemon as seen in The Case of the Missing Will.

Last (but not least!) is the renowned Inspector Japp of Scotland Yard. Poirot shows wouldn't be the same without Japp. He is the first doll that we've made in a trench coat, and the results are so cute! I even needle-felted a hat for him.

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