Saturday, March 21, 2009

Transformation to cocoon complete

I tell you, I am just so fascinated with the metamorphosis that these creatures go through. Could you imagine if we had to do this? Get born, eat almost 24/7, and live a couple of weeks only to turn our bodies inside out, shrink and cocoon to turn into an adult. This little guy will now undergo a journey that we only wonder about. Or I do anyway. How does this caterpillar turn into such a large, beautiful butterfly inside this small casing which is now an inch and a half?



Here are 3 more of my Dotee dolls. I now have 3 for a swap on Doll Journal and the one with the name is for someone who said they would really like to have one.





18 comments:

Wylde Iris said...

These are great Dotee Dolls. No need to feel shy about these. I love the beadwork you have done.

Judi W. said...

These are wonderful - love the colors!

Serena said...

He got into his cocoon quite quickly and what a marvellous job he has done of it. Well camoflaged too! I wonder how long he will stay in there?

Your Dotee dolls are so cute, Carla! Lucky recipients!

whimsymoon said...

Lovely Dotees! The yellow one is just adorable!
Hugs,
Angela

vivian said...

love your little dolls. and Im amazed that your catapiller has lasted this long! how long before he emerges as a butterfly?

vivian said...

left another comment, but.. it disappeared! what I had said was.. love your little dollies! and that I was amazed with your catapiller. how long does it stay in the cocoon?
hugs
vivian

Christine said...

I love your cacoon/butterfly pictures. I commented on one a couple of months ago about my heart transplant. I'm staying tuned to see this morph into the beautiful butterfly.

Blessings, Christine

Linda Fleming said...

Carla, I have really enjoyed these amazing photos of the soon to be butterfly. Great work- you are very good with a camera and find the most interesting things to photograph.

Love your welcome sign in your header. Is that sign you made for your home? Those flip flops are too cute.

Sandy said...

Carla, those dolls are adorable and I love the colors you have used.

The cocoon..so glad you are taking your readers along on the journey. It's truly fascinating, thanks!

BumbleVee said...

Carla, those Dotee dolls are wonderful...I especially love the seaside gal with her lovely pearls.....

Pegasus Kelly said...

You used great fabrics with these. I love them.

Sherrie Nordgren-Sympletymes,Pinkeeps,BoomingAprons said...

Carla Your Dotee Dolls are beautiful!
They are just the sweetest.I think I'm going to try to make one.Their just so happy! Your amazing photos of your caterpillar is AMAZING!!
and your blog looks wonderful I Love it!

Catherine said...

I am so grateful you're sharing these butterfly-in-the-making photos!
Your little dolls are adorable!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Carla, your photos of the cocoon are super. I also love your Dotee dolls. They are all so cute. Love the colors of them too.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Very cute dolls and I love the fabric you used for them

Kerry said...

I love your Dotee dolls too, hmmm i may have to make a few myself, is there a certain idea to follow? I am enjoying the butterfly adventure, I can't believe how well disguise the cacoon is, looks like it is just part of the branch.

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

Your little Dotee's are wonderful. I love the vibrant colors... and beading fabulous!!!
M

Vickie said...

Wow! This is great! I can't wait to see the butterfly!
I love to make dotee dolls! They are so fun! I love yours!