Tuesday, September 27, 2011

BIG MIRACLES IN SMALL PACKAGES ... !

Today the mailman may have delivered the best package EVER … and confirmed, once again, how the 'best things' really do come in the smallest packages!

I’m sure many of you already have a few of Sharon de Vries’ wee treasures in your collections, but to be able to hold one of her knitted pieces is as close to miraculous, in the world of miniatures, as one might ever get. I’ll swear to the fact you’ll need two pair of magnifying glasses, on top of the ones you already wear, to see the intricate patterns and the almost imperceptible gauge ... and once seen you’ll swear too that you’ve gone dreaming the dream every miniature artisan or collector dreams …  you know … the one about being able to zap life-sized objects flawlessly down to scale, like Sharon appears to have done.  Having only seen enlarged photographs of her work, I never imagined it was so incredibly fine. It’s near impossible to compare the actuality of her work to the two-times-over magnification of those featured in photographs, although they do show the details beautifully, they fail to show the almost incomprehensible delicacy of the in-hand reality.

Pictured below, you’ll see five of her little creations set against an illustration from an antique baby book (a long christening gown, a matinee jacket, a cap and a pair of booties) and again, photographed on a silk baby jacket and another baby book. It took me a day and a half before I trusted myself to remove this little set from its presentation card, for fear I might ruin the perfection of it all … but I needed to photograph it to share my good fortune with you, although on the page only … ‘cause it's all mine, mine, MINE … yea! : )

And, many thanks to you dear friend, for sharing your remarkable talent with the world … I know your mum’s up there beaming down with pride! 






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12 comments:

Linda Carswell said...

I totally understand your excitement with Sharon's BEAUTIFUL work....I too have NEVER seen anything so exquisite!!!

Enjoy.....Linda x

Sharon Chrystal de Vries said...

Your comments made me cry in happiness!!!

How perfect are your photographs, thank you for making my work look so beautiful.....

Maria Ireland said...

What can i say these are gorgeous. Congratulations Lucky you :). Btw lol the wisteria is on the front of my house :D Yes Powerscourt house and gardens are wonderful. I love visiting. The dolls house hasnt been there very long.

shannonc60 said...

Monica, they are so sweet and tiny! I'd be afraid to touch them too!

Rosamargarita said...

Sharon es una artista estupenda y tu eres muy afortunada de tener unas de sus obras
Un abrazo

Bev said...

Hi Monica, I just joined your blog after you visited mine and was delighted to find one of Sharon's outfits pictured here. You have excellent taste - in my opinion Sharon is one of the top miniature knitting designers in the world and she has a very distinctive style which sets her apart from all the others. This outfit is just gorgeous!

Norma said...

You must be over the moon to have such treasures, they are truly divine.

And good to know that you are now fit enough to sit and the computer and share such beauty, your presence has been missed!

PS And I hope to share something of my 'trial and error' project shortly since you asked :)

Ineke van den Akker said...

Fantastic!
Happy Pink Saturday greetings from Holland,
with love,
Ineke

Pepi said...

Dios mio, que preciosidad, que trabajos mas hermosos, te felicito, acabo de entrar en tu blog, voy a seguir mirando, besos pepi

Pepi said...

Estos trabajos son increiblemente hermosos.

maria l. said...

It´s very nice

TeenyTinyThings said...

so tiny! perfect! :)