I’ve had a wooden whale since I was a kid. I’m not exactly sure how old I was when I got it (and unfortunately, my Mother doesn’t remember this information either, I asked), but I remember playing with it in the bath when I was eight or nine. In other words, I’ve had it for over 20 years.
You know all those hoarder shows? People with their house just overflowing with stuff they can’t and won’t get rid of? Well, I’m the exact opposite of that. I love getting rid of stuff. I don’t really get attached to many things. Sometimes I have to force myself to keep something that I know that I will need in the foreseeable future (like baby clothes). So something that I’ve kept for 20 years? That’s something I really care about.
For the past few years I’ve been trying to find a way to use it in a crafty or home decorey way, but couldn’t find something special enough for my long time whale friend. In our new apartment, I finally have my own craft/mom cave, and I’m working on giving it the final touches (I will share when I’m done…). I figured that every crafty workspace needs an inspirational saying, and who better to inspire me than a whale? Since I’m very good with silly puns (what a useful skill, huh?), the idea for a whaley variation on the saying “where there’s a will, there’s a way” hit me, and came up with “where there’s a whale, there’s a way” (haha).
I decided to share the waleth (see what I did there? maybe that should be the next printable) and created a printable file for ya’ll to enjoy (after the jump).read more →