Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Flying Franks

Of all of the baby gear you pick up and acquire over your pregnancy, the one item I was most excited about getting (aside from the baby!) was the mobile. And I knew just the person for the job when the time came to mobile-up the nursery - miss Helen Greenstein. Helen has an awesome online business - Eleni Creative - where she creates and works with all things felt (think ornaments, capes, mobiles, stuffed animals, etc.). 

I knew there was only one felty animal that could fly above our baby's crib... it had to be flying Franks! Check out the six-pack of felty Franks below... 

The dog. The myth. The legend.

Crayola Craftin'

A few people have asked about the colored pencil project above the changing table. This was one of the easiest DIY projects that I've done over the years - and was inspired by a West Elm print I had ripped out of a catalog many years ago. The print was simple - a collection of colored pencils - I loved the bright colors and knew that I'd be able to recreate on the cheap.  I also have a slight obsession with new school supplies - think fresh boxes of markers and crayons with perfectly pointy tips - so adding some Crayola to the nursery was a no-brainer.

I bought a cheap white shadow box at JoAnn's, picked a background color from the scrapbook paper section and bought a big box of Crayola colored pencils (which I used my 40% off coupon on :) ) I fueled up the glue gun, decided on the order of the pencils and carefully glued them down with the label up. I knew my unsteady hand would not be able to line them up perfectly in a square, so I decided to have the crayons lay a bit askew. I think the entire project cost less than $10 and it adds a fun layer of color to the wall.


  1. Sooo cute! Love those flying franks and your crayola project - what a lucky lad!

  2. Thank you so, so much for the amazing things that you wrote! You are too kind!