I just finished up a job for a client with a not-so-airplane-theme nursery. I constructed a 38 inch world globe with moveable animals, landmarks and symbols of culture, all constructed from 100% wool felt and backed with velcro. The suitcase became a storage place to begin the globe with a clean slate allowing the child to learn where each piece should go. There are 3 little felt airplanes, two that are suspended above the globe on piano wire to appear as if they are "flying" around the globe. The largest of the three is attached by a ribbon and can "fly" out of it's airplane hanger and travel around the globe.
The mobile is piano wire with toy airplane propellers to create a modern contemporary take on the airplane theme. I loved working on this piece!
I think this application could be customized to each different clients needs, like place dinosours lived, a map of California and all landmarks, etc. Possibilites could be endless! See more at jentalbot.com.