Wednesday, October 29, 2008


We’ve got a wonderful exhibit in The Green Gallery right now. It’s our fifth annual holiday marketplace, featuring the works of over 20 local artists and crafters who use repurposed materials in their work. This year we enlisted the help of the NC Triangle Etsy Street Team to help us, and the marketplace looks better than ever. So buy green, buy local, buy handmade this holiday season. And don't forget to take the handmade pledge…

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Dear Diary, first entry

I’ve been staring at this empty blog page wondering what my first post should be. I am reminded of the diary I received for Christmas when I was 10. This, of course, was back in the ancient times of paper and pen. I stared at the first blank page for what seemed like an eternity. I think I managed to write the words “Dear Diary…” before I gave it up as a lost cause. Now, faced with writing something that could potentially be read by thousands of people (instead of just my older brother), I have been intimidated into a case of severe writer’s block which has lasted for months. What is so special about me that would make people want to read anything I have to say? What makes me so great? My mother could give you a laundry list of my good qualities, but that doesn’t seem to tame my raging insecurities about blogging.

So what was it that finally enabled me to start? I remembered that this blog is not about me and how great I may or may not be. It’s about The Scrap Exchange, which is one of the greatest places in the world and by far my favorite place in Durham, NC. I really think that if I didn’t work here, I would still be in at least once a week to check out the new fabrics, yarns, and crazy weird lab stuff that comes in all the time. And I would definitely be here for Saturday’s WAREHOUSE FABRIC SALE from 10-2. Because when we have a sale we don’t mess around—we have a SALE.

I hope to see you there… and I promise that this blog will not be shoved to the back of my dresser drawer like that sad forsaken little diary.