cool finds

Wearing Whales

11:00:00 AM

Here are a few fun things for whale related clothing:

For the girl:

What a fun idea! She just took a t-shirt, painted stripes and then painted a whale at the top. So fun.

For the guy:

A cotton whale tie. Here, here and here are some fun whale prints

For the kid:

For the baby:

And here is a project I did a few years ago for Jack:

cool finds

8:18:00 PM

Whales for the kids: There are so many cute whale toys out there! Here are three of my favorites from Etsy (of course):

Other toys worth mentioning:

 Now I have an idea for something to make for Rose during church-- a little whale pouch filled with colorful fish to feed him. That would entertain her. Now, I'll get right on that....   :)


whale and wave

6:48:00 PM


I recently came across Holli Zollinger on spoonflower. Wow, she's got some wonderful stuff. I was struck by her whale designs--so unique yet beautiful.

Check out her whole "whale and wave" line here.

Aren't they wonderful? If only $18 a yard made sense to me. :)

whale series

Short movies with whales

6:47:00 PM

I have two Disney short movies that are dear to my childhood for you today. Both are about whales!

First off, The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met. If you can beleive it, one man did all the voices for the entire movie. My favorite part is the very end.

Here is another one. The imagination behind this amazes me. Who would have thought to make whales fly?


animal series

whale facts

11:13:00 PM

 from top to bottom: baluga whale, right whale, minke whale, narwhal whale, and sperm whale

You would have thought that three weeks ago, I totally would have been on the ball about this whale thing. Well, I'm sure you care anyway. :)

Here we go! Ready for whale week?

To start off, I want to give you some facts about whales. I've mentioned before that my brother is an animal expert, (see here for some giraffe facts) so I asked him to give me ten basic facts about whales. Thanks for narrowing it down Jed!

1. There are two types of whale: baleen and toothed.
2. The difference between whales and dolphins is that dolphins have significant dorsal fins.
3. Orcas (a.k.a killer whales) are on the top of the ocean food chain.
4. Blue whales are the biggest whales and can reach 140 tons.
5. Humpback whales sing to each other frequently.
6. Beluga whales are the smallest whales.
7. Male sperm whales can produce sonic booms.
8. Whales are the biggest creatures ever to roam the earth including dinosaurs.
9. All of the huge whales wouldn't be able to survive on land for more than a few minutes or skeleton would collapse.
10. Orcas will kill any kind of shark (including great white sharks) fairly easily just to dine on the sharks liver.

The kid's a genius, okay. I had to read it twice to make sure I caught everything!

I'll be back with more whale fun.

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