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A Tudor Family Picture by deridolls A Tudor Family Picture by deridolls
I took on the project of recreating Henry VIII and his six wives a long time ago, after a lot of procrastination.
This set is one that is particularly close to my heart. :)
I could see my skills growing with each completed doll and I learned so much about Tudor History and fashion while researching for them.
Some are long gone to new owners and others have since been surpassed in detail and skill by their more recent versions, but these 8 will always be my Tudor babies. :heart:

From left to right: (my first) Katherine of Aragon, (my first) Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, (my first) Henry, Anne of Cléves, Katherine Howard, Katherine Parr.
And, because the set wouldn't be complete without him, the french executioner, with a sword for Anne and an axe for Kitty Howard.

One big, happy family. :D
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acla13 May 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Todos muito lindos. Até o carrasco ficou gracinha! :giggle:
deridolls May 20, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Eheheh! Muito obrigada! :glomp:
acla13 May 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Foi um prazer. E ver o rei Henrique VIII com todas as esposas (mais o executor, eh eh :giggle:) dá uma ideia de família reunida, ainda que meio fora do comum.
this is very lol worthy
deridolls Nov 29, 2012   Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you!
These are absolutely adorable!!
deridolls Oct 13, 2012   Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you! I'm still very proud of them! :cuddle:
honouraryweasley Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I can't tell you how long I have drooled over your Tudor dolls! Like I said, you are basically the reason I got into amigurumi. I was making 12" historically clothed cloth dolls, then came across your LJ while researching costumes, then tried my hand at little felt dolls. It was highly embarassing, and so not me at all, but then I stumbled into the world of amigurumi... and here we are. :P

I don't even know who I like best. I love your use of pearls, and your amazing little hoods and veils. Henry's facial hair is ridiculously amazing, Katherine Howard's orange dress is superb, but I think Anne with the detatchable head might be the best of all! Although, Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I do make a rather handsome pair - Elizabeth's ruff! Mary's pink dress! Their hair! Seriously, I'm in love with your use of pearls. I really want to make something with pearls now!
deridolls Mar 14, 2012   Artisan Crafter
You did historics too? Lets see them! :excited:

:tighthug: You're too kind! Thank you!
Oh, Mary... Looking back now, the only part that doesn't make me cringe is her head, and, even so, much would get done differently. :D There's nothing that can't be improved, eh?
Pearls are a pain to work with at first, but they provide a stunning effect for very little of the supply budget, so they are definitely worth it.
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