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We’ve started selling on Ebay! We’ve sold a few items in the past, but now we’re going full steam ahead with our fabulous Ebay expert Ruth. So check it out! Our user name is scrapexchange. And we put out a bunch of kids plastic beads recently in the store. Great … Continue reading

Victor and the Fire Engine

My friend Cathy has a 2-year-old named Victor. Victor is adorable and generally sweet, but he’s in that phase of life where he likes to say “No.” Sometimes he gets in a mood where he’ll say “no” to pretty much anything. “Do you want to ride in your stroller?” “No.” … Continue reading

Wallpaper and Patsy Aiken trim!

Ooh! We got some good stuff in! A huge stack of wallpaper books and oodles of Patsy Aiken seam binding and trim. My dilemma? What to make first! It’s perfect for all those holiday cards and gifts you need to make. Or makes a great gift for your favorite crafter.


The day of the great feast is nearly upon us. I look forward to stuffing myself with turkey, potatoes and pumpkin pie. It is also, of course, a day of giving thanks. I am thankful for my boyfriend, my family, my friends. I am also thankful to our customers and … Continue reading

Is NC going green?

The other night I went to the Nicholas School of the Environment for a panel discussion on environmental public policy in North Carolina, and what some of our leaders thought of the changes in administration, and the burning issues related to NC and the environment. You can go to the … Continue reading

NC Art Educator’s Conference

Last weekend I went to the North Carolina Art Educators Conference in Asheville. It was the perfect time to go to Asheville—the leaves had turned, but not yet fallen. It was a beautiful drive into the mountains. We go to this conference every year and really enjoy the chance to … Continue reading

Poker Night this Saturday!

Come join us this Saturday! 5th Annual Charity Poker Night for The Scrap ExchangeMission – Promote creativity, environmental awareness and community through creative reuse of industrial discards. Date: Saturday, November 8Time: 7pm-10pmLocation: The Scrap Exchange Store, 548 Foster Street, Durham, NC —Beginner and veteran poker players welcome.—For every $20 donated … Continue reading


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, … Continue reading