Those who know me would know that I have a soft spot for plushies.
Not because of any romance drama or trend, but because I truly cherish their presence. They won't piss me off, and are always there for me with a smile.
Two years ago, my biggest torto's arm tore abit, so I put it in a 30-minute operation to fix the wound.
Recently, Ashley my pig felt a little weird when I hug, it's as if the stuffing has gone bad. So I put him in operation just the same, except that he has to have a change of stuffing as well. In the process, I discovered what exactly is its stuffing content. Anyway, here's a photo of Ashley, deflated.
几年前看过那么一则报导，有的黑心商家在玩偶内塞的不是绒，而是废气了的“地毯绒”，当中夹杂了垃圾等，所以有点担心，不知道拆开猪猪会不会有惊人的发现。还好，猪猪的“内涵”是不错的绒料，只是可能因为潮湿有点结块了。I came across a news report years ago, that some toy manufacturers use carpet dust as stuffing instead of the normal stuffing, and the carpet dust stuffing include rubbish. I was a little apprehensive about what I was going to find in Ashley, but glad to know that its stuffing is just dirty, nothing that bad.
I had to cut a small opening to get out the stuffing, small enough to not cause a big mess later on when I have to sew it back.
After all the cotton stuffing, I found a bag of stuff in my pig! *gasp*
Turns out to be a bag of styrofoam balls. And then I understood something.
One cute thing about Ashley is how it bounces when dropped. I've always wondered what caused that, seeing how it has stuffing just like the other tortos. Turns out, it's the wonder of a bag of styrofoam balls!
Anyway, deflated Ashley was later sent to the bathroom to soak in scented detergent. And, so did the bag of styrofoam. I wanted every part of Ashley to smell great!
后来可怜的猪猪被妈妈用夹子夹起来，看了心里有点……Poor Ashley was later hung to dry, thanks to my mom. But the way she clipped Ashley up made me cringed a little.
Ashley was properly dried up two days later. Next thing to do? Add in new ATAS stuffing! Okay la, actually it's because the small bags of stuffings are pretty expensive, so I bought a pillow and used that stuffing instead!
不三不四的猪猪——A halfway-full shot.
And then, Ashley gained back all the weight!
The last and final step was to seal its wound!
I think I did a pretty good job, hahaha. Ashley is finally feeling and smelling fresh! Yay!