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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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:iconacla13:
acla13 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Todos muito lindos. Até o carrasco ficou gracinha! :giggle:
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deridolls Featured By Owner May 20, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Eheheh! Muito obrigada! :glomp:
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acla13 Featured By Owner 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.
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Historybuff262 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
this is very lol worthy
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deridolls Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you!
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Historybuff262 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
you're welcome.
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xSteel-and-Lacex Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
These are absolutely adorable!!
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deridolls Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012   Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you! I'm still very proud of them! :cuddle:
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honouraryweasley Featured By Owner 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!
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deridolls Featured By Owner 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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MonsieurArtiste Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Do you have a beheaded Anne and Katherine?
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deridolls Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Just Anne. :) You can see her in a context here: [link]
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Disciple77 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Aww! Hey you even added in the executioner! Nice job!
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deridolls Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012   Artisan Crafter
But of course! :giggle: Given Henry's track record, an executioner was almost part of the family! ;)
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koppori Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
I can't. I can't SPEAK for how adorable these are. And so well crafted! 8D
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deridolls Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you so much! I've very happy they got that reaction from you!
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ThornyEnglishRose Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love this so much, I can't tell you! :heart:
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deridolls Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011   Artisan Crafter
:giggle: My Tudor "firstborn babies"! Thank you! I was very proud of them!
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BloodValkyrie Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Adorable!
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deridolls Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011   Artisan Crafter
:D Thanks!
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jonwassing Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
My wife and I absolutely love this.
nice work
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:iconderidolls:
deridolls Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011   Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you! It's always nice to know our work is appreciated like that! :heart:
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jonwassing Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
how much is the whole king henry set worth? probably would be a good birthday gift for my wife.
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deridolls Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011   Artisan Crafter
It depends on the design of the doll. I can use historical sources as inspiration (as I did with this set) or fictional.
Most of the designs you see here are now sold exclusively at The Anne Boleyn Files here: [link]

For different designs, you can see the order FAQ here: [link]
And feel free to contact me at deri_dolls@yahoo.com with any questions you may have!
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Jasdevi5 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
AWWWWWWWW~~~~~ i just cant help it, its too cute :D
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deridolls Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011   Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you!
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Jasdevi5 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
you are very welcome :D
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Jakegothicsnake Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
You forgot Mary, Elizabeth, and Edward. LOL^_^
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deridolls Featured By Owner May 3, 2011   Artisan Crafter
:D Not at all! They simply weren't done at the time, but you can see the whole lot in my mega Tudor post if you'd like: [link]
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jaggedshards Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
OMG that is so adorable, I just want to steal them!
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deridolls Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011   Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you! My Tudors are my pride!
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PsifiGirl Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Are your Dolls for sale anywhere, like Etsy? I would love to get a Lady Jane.
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deridolls Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011   Artisan Crafter
I usually sell them directly and mostly by commission. I have a few dolls stocked, but no Tudors, I'm afraid.
I recently had to close my commission list due to an emerging project, but I may contact you once I reopen it (in a month or so) if you wish.
:) Thanks for your interest!
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PsifiGirl Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
that would be great.
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missycab Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh! What a lovely set! Great job!
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deridolls Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011   Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you! The Tudors are my pride and joy. If you liked them, please let me invite you to check a post I recently made in my LJ featuring the whole Tudor set here: [link]
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Greti30 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
funny and creative :D
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deridolls Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011   Artisan Crafter
:) Thank you!
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DFNoble Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
You even made the French executioner look hug-able. Clever work. How about if you made Prince Edward, Princess Mary, and Princess Elizabeth. I raise my glass goblet to these.
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deridolls Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011   Artisan Crafter
:D thank you!

I see you've found Liz, but Mary also has her own doll here: [link]

I'm only missing Edward to have the main cast of the Tudor story. He's halfway done, though, and only waiting for me to have some free time for him. :)
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Hurricane-Jeanne Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've featured this in my journal for the holidays to say thank you for your friendship and support of the last year! :tighthug::love:
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deridolls Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010   Artisan Crafter
:D muito obrigada!
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Aixstory Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Simplesmente fantástico, cute & grim :D
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blamebrampton Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
I am near-incoherent with glee at the wit and technical ability you've shown in these. Really, really brilliant work -- I especially love all the shifts in hat styles from the Spanish gable to the Parr flat cap! So much cleverness in such little space, and that executioner is a piece of black genius. I was at Hampton Court Palace the other weekend and they have a spooky little kid whispering 'Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived' as you go down the stairwell from the Prince Henry gallery -- it weirds out visitors, clearly they need a set of your dolls next to restore everyone's calm!
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deridolls Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010   Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you SO much!
This set was an awesome adventure, not only in sewing, but on the research for each style. I've learned so much! It's fun to see how social changes had such an impact on fashion other than the modern women wearing pants. :D
:daydreams: Oh, I'd love to sell them them there or as memorabilia in the Tower...
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deense Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Just brilliant. I love it all, including the executioner.
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deridolls Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010   Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you! Oh, I couldn't skip his doll in this set! ;)
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deense Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
I'm a bit of a history nut myself, and love these so much. Glad to see someone else is too!
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star3catcher Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
So cute, and so chilling at the same time...
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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deridolls Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010   Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you!
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