Saturday, October 12, 2013

Haunted Halloween Doll Challenge 2013


Creepy dollies are just my cup of tea, so when Ms Misantropia pointed me in the direction of the Haunted Halloween Doll Challenge, how could I possibly resist. Thank you to Kim of the Tabitha Lenox blog for hosting this charmingly macabre affair.

Unfortunately, doll making has taken a bit of a backseat for me lately because of other more pressing commitments, but this event has given me the perfect excuse to dive back in. My entry for the challenge is Arabella, the doll of a little girl called Lucy Mortimer who died in 1892. Arabella was placed in the child's coffin and is now the eternal companion to Lucy's ghost, as she plays amongst the gravestones of the cemetery where she was buried.

You can join me in visiting all the other participating blogs by clicking here.



34 comments:

  1. I love your Arabella, she reminds me a little of Lenore :)
    Thank you for the link back, I'm glad you joined the challenge!

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    1. Thank you, Ms Misantropia! Love your witch mannequin! She's going to look fabulously spooky in your shop!

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  2. Arabella is wonderful! I hope you win the challenge.

    Ali

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    1. Aww... thank you, Alison, but there aren't any winners. It's just more of a fun theme to inspire everyone to get creative. :)

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  3. Arabella is so sweet and just a little bit creepy...LOVE her! Thanks so much for playing!

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    1. Thank you so much for hosting this fun challenge, Kim!

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  4. I really like creepy dolls and this Haunted Halloween Doll Challenge looks intriguing. Was a doll named Arabella really buried with a little girl, or is that just part of the Arabella legacy?

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    1. I've always loved creepy dolls, Nightwind. They're like creepy children in the way they seem to evoke some sort of primal uneasiness. I remember watching 'Barbarella' on TV when I was a kid and the scene that stuck with me was the evil dolls gnashing their sharp little teeth. I'm really looking forward to seeing all the other haunted doll posts.

      Lucy Mortimer and Arabella are just part of my slightly sinister imagination. ;)

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  5. Arabella is divine! Such a lovely smile but at the same time something wickedly spooky about her too! Max sends his love to you both! ;)

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    1. Thank you, Siobhan! ❤ Say hi to Maxie for us! ; xo

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  6. Sweet and spooky that Arabella is. I'll have to try and create some of these for my girls who are more into gore than sweetness. What an awesome blog.

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    1. Thank you, Mexitali Rose! :) Love your Marie Antoinette dolly!

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  7. I love your little dolls, they're the perfect mix of cute and creepy :)

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  8. Love your little Arrabella doll, she's more cute than creepy. It's nice to think that Lucy still had her to play with.

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    1. Thank you, Witchy J! :) Yes, I like to think of Lucy and Arabella playing on into the afterlife.

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    1. Thank you, Insomniac's Attic! I've tweaked the eyes a little since my last foray into doll making and I was hoping they were looking a little spookier. :)

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  10. She's perfect.
    Everything about her is creepy beautiful.
    Love her...and the awesome story.

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  11. Well, hell! I've done it again, reading your blog at zero dark thirty. Now my dreams will probably be full of Arabella and her mistress. I better take a camera with me, because this creepy girly is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, Magaly! Loved your story too! In fact, I keep thinking about it! :)

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  12. Oh she's so wonderful, I love her and her story! She reminds me of The Other Coraline a little, only much more ghostly and with a lovely Victorian twist! I hope you get a chance to start making your dolls more often!

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    1. Thank you, Sandy! ❤ 2013 has been a hectic year, but I really want to carve out more time for dark dolly making in the future. :)

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  13. She's adorably creepy...love her:)

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  14. She's such a precious little thing. You have a very fun blog too. Thanks for your kind comment.

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    1. Thank you, Shawn! And my pleasure! I think your Merbaby is adorable and so unique! :)

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  15. wow darling Arabella or should i say creepy either way she fabulous thank you for sharing Boo hugs wendy

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  16. Oh my! I love Arabella. That's such a dear little collar she wears. :)

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    1. Thank you, Rhissanna! I love that trim around her collar too. In fact, I love it so much that I bought a ton of it so I wouldn't run out. Of course, I'd probably have to make a thousand dolls before that actually happened. Haha.

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