Just a quick one.
If you are near the Seattle area this weekend, I strongly reccomend you go to Urban Craft Uprising. It is a local show run by the nicest indie crafters you could ever hope to meet.
I go every year, because I find it completely inspiring and I have this whole thing about wanting to support local crafters.
I am actually going to be there tomorrow, so if you are nearby and want to meet up, shoot me an email.