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Virginia Tech: MacheteConfetti Organizes Donations

Johnna aka MacheteConfetti, an Etsy seller and a student at Virginia Tech, contacted customer support. She told us about her efforts to organize donations to the families of Virginia Tech victims. MacheteConfetti had been on campus — two buildings away — when the shootings happened. She lost friends in the tragedy. “I have to say…

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“In Chinese WaWa means BaBy. Ya means House in Japanese. So the name of WAWAYA is my stuffy baby’s house”

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“There’s something magical about the whole process of capturing light and memories into a solid form, and I use a variety of vintage and odd cameras”

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“Learn your craft. Learn it to the point where you can let your instincts take over. Learn all the rules and then break them with abandon!”

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“I love being a part of the living history of the rich tradition of glass making. I enjoy sharing what knowledge I have with others”

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“There was a children’s book called Night of the Twisters written about my hometown; that sums it up perfectly.”

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“We are able to travel to other dimensions, beyond time and space to bring back images from our travels for your viewing pleasure.”

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