OK, a long while ago I referred to a collaborative design project that my son & I worked on when he was a young grade-school aged child, (back in the late 80's). I was going to show a photo of the project but never did. Then yesterday I was talking about the importance of letting children help with the design process, when appropriate.
The backstory is that I was sewing some Easter bunnies. My son wanted one but with his own spin on it. I give you the pirate bunny. I know, it's been done to death lately, what with the huge popularity of pirates these days. I guess my son was ahead of his time. At any rate, he told me to add the peg leg, skull tattoo, make his face look mean and to give him "pirate-looking clothing". OK, my spin was to use the brightly colored 80's fabric scraps that I had on hand back then.
Regardless of the aesthetics of the outcome we had fun and that's what it's all about! Don't forget to play today.