Working Wednesday – Moonrise Kingdom

sam and suzy dolls
Have you seen Moonrise Kingdom yet? Thomas and I were lucky enough to have a date a few weeks ago and see it. I am so very in love, and therefor had to try and make myself a set of Sam & Suzy dolls. Suzy is much further along now with a body and clothing, but they are both far from finished. I am still on the fence about Suzy’s hair and I think Sam is too. Yarn just doesn’t seem right–so that may change. I’d like to make Sam’s patches and badges, his hiking gear, Suzy’s gear too. So I have lots more to do!

This week is the last week of Summer vacation for my boys so we’ve been super busy. I also decided to get a little crazy and renovate the downstairs bathroom. It’s actually finally almost finished except for a few pipe-related issues that I am hoping one more trip to the hardware store will resolve. Let’s just say I am ready for that project to be completed. Then I can work on fun projects like creating tiny khaki scout badges!

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16 Responses to Working Wednesday – Moonrise Kingdom

  1. Amber says:

    I can’t wait to see Suzy’s beetle & fish hook earrings! I loved this movie. My hubby & I had a rare movie night and saw it. I think the yarn hair would be fine, perhaps with less contrasty second color. Love your work!

  2. Oh–he’s wonderful! You’ve really captured his expression/face, and I’m geeking out thinking about you making her suitcase full of books! :-) Can’t wait to see more.

  3. P says:

    I still haven’t seen it! Our little town never got it and I missed the chance to see it while in Minneapolis. *sigh* Have to wait for it on DVD now, I suppose.
    Love the dolls.

  4. Jenny Smith says:

    OMG! I love Sam and Suzy! We live in L.A. and I saw the move the first week it was released! The Arclight theatre where we saw it had a display with Sam and Suzy’s costumes, a teepee, a canoe, and other fun stuff! I may have teared up a few times in the film and my fave part was when they were dancing on the beach in their underwear. Such a good scene! The dolls look great! :)

  5. katie w. says:

    i really love these :) i’m sure whatever you decide on suzy’s hair will end up perfectly! i hope you post the finished products! <3

  6. kendra says:

    oh my gosh! i adore these!
    i kinda think you should put the leaves under his hat…to stay cool. that was one of my favorite lines in the entire movie!
    i would buy a bill murray one so fast.

  7. Heidi Kenney says:

    Kendra, haha thanks so much and goodness yes leaves in the hat :) :)

  8. Heidi Kenney says:

    thanks Katie! I’ll post a fun photo once they are complete!

  9. Heidi Kenney says:

    Jenny, aw that sounds amazing!! We were lucky to still have it at our theater a few weeks ago so we could sneak out and see it. Loved it so much

  10. Heidi Kenney says:

    P- youre going to love it! Worth the wait for sure!!

  11. Heidi Kenney says:

    melissa, thanks so much!!!

  12. Heidi Kenney says:

    Amber, good idea about the less contrast-color. I might try that! Im excited to make the earrings too :)

  13. Katarina says:

    The dolls are amazing Heidi! Can’t wait to see the finished product. Haven’t seen the movie yet, Thanks so much for the tip! The scout gear made me look further, as I have a 12 year old boy scout who happens to be at Camp Yawgoog in RI this week. Come to find out the movie was filmed there. My son took his life saving course at the very lake waterfront they used. Makes me wonder what else he is doing there, ha ha! Always a pleasure reading your post!

  14. Heidi Kenney says:

    Katarina, that is so cool, now the movie will be even extra special when you watch it :) :)

  15. Robin says:

    The dolls are beautiful and really, I must say you are very talented!

  16. Heidi Kenney says:

    thanks so very much Robin!