I adored weekend mornings when I was a child as it was the only time in the week that my brother and I were allowed to watch morning television. As Mum and Dad had a wee sleep in we kidlets would sneak into the lounge room, turn on the t.v. (sound down low) and huddle up close to the box to watch the cartoons.
Now I was a bit of a cartoon connoisseur in my day! I could take or leave your Road Runner (in fact I used to cheer on the poor old coyote...if that utterly annoying bird went beep beep one more time....). Astro Boy...nah! (Sorry Hubby! Apparently his fave as a youngin). And yabba dabba do-ing Fred Flinstone was a little on the grating side. How did Wilma put up with him?
But soon as I heard the words, "♪ ♫ Meet George Jetson, his boy Elroy, daughter Judy, Jane his wife.... ♫" (are you singing along...I know you are!) I'd sit up straight and prepare myself for another wholesome galactic adventure.
Well what the Jetsons were to me as a child, Ben 10 is to my gorgeous nephew Patrick! So what could a crafty auntie make for a "growing grey hair, soon to be off to uni 7 year old far too mature for softies I'm sure" little man? A Ben 10 Alien Force costume of course! I just googled a piccie and then set about tracing a fitted jacket of mine and a pair of skinny jeans. I didn't allow a seam allowance so they'd turn out smaller. A felt number 10 and an omnitrix (Ben 10's amazing alien morphing watch) from Nana and Grandfather and Patrick turned into Ben himself before our very eyes.
Now please head off to kootoyoo and have a peak at all the other creative spaces out there this week. I'm feeling a morph coming on...... ♪ ♫meet Echo Echo, his friend Stink Blast, enemy Up Chuck ♫....see mate I'm trying!!