In 2002 I made this Mixed media doll pincushion for the first Steampunk Exhibition I entered. The idea of Steampunk is: Tomorrow as it used to be! It's all about gender, belief, sexuality, roles, and industrialism, including metal, leather cloth, mechanical, as well as time travel, fashion, contemporary and futuristic! All symbolic!
This doll now belongs to my eldest daughter, who uses it as a pincushion, as well as a work of art. Recently I visited, to find the head lopsided, and very dusty, so I thought I would tidy it up, only to discover most of it was just pinned together! I had not finished it!
Off came the head, out came all the pins, brushed off all the dust and shook all the fur, cleaned it all up and stitched (where it had never been stitched before!) Here she is, all fresh and ready for the next 14 years! Haha!