Soft clockwork is now wet clockwork. Apparently, my petal gears have sent Mr Steadman off on a tangent. He wants to have water involved, I presume running off the umbrella.  I have been trying to think of a way to do this, without it going everywhere, which is what water likes to do. He also wants to have a soft toy crucified on the front of the automatumbrella,  flowers opening ,and petals working as gear wheels. There will be a sun gear wheel in the background. It all sounds fantastic and not something I would have ever thought of.