This is a guest piece from my childhood friend Christina Anderson Barnhill. She's creative, able, and more than a little feisty (as I recall), and not one to take "no" for an answer. It sounds like her son is following in her footsteps! (On this car, I LOVE the little wipers!)
Matthew is very specific when he asks for something. I offered to make him a hat and he told me he wanted it orange with a red stripe, with red fish swimming around it and a sea anemone on the front. We ended up designing a coral reef pillow. I haven't done it yet but I have the notes for it. I made him a scarf to his specs once. I didn't think it would look right but it came out cute. He is my little designer, next month he will be 7."