I stepped out yesterday with Wylla to pay a visit to Tinkertopia, an exciting new shop/ creative space that just opened up in downtown Tacoma. According to their website, Tinkertopia is "a destination for teachers, students, artists, crafters, inventors, makers, hackers, and tinkerers (of any age) in search of unusual materials for any creative venture". Now, it's also a destination for cats in search of cat toys.
It's filled to the brim with bins of wonderful oddities, overstock, scraps, seconds, remnants and randomness for your crafting and art-making needs. Many of these items were discarded by local industries and could have easily landed in the landfill, but instead, they found a home at Tinkertopia, and now with some vision, creativity, and a glue gun, they can be given a new life.
They sell most of these bits "by the bag", and at a very reasonable price, so we grabbed a sack and started filling it with objects Wylla thought might be fun to chase and catch. We were quite successful - within minutes our bag was filled with awesome stuff.
When we returned home, Wylla was excited to get into the bag, and fish out her new treasures.
We found some GOOD stuff at Tinkertopia.
If Wylla had thumbs, she would give Tinkertopia two thumbs-up.