Do yourself a favor and check out Kushtie Script by HeadFirst. Really nice. It has playfulness and elegance all at the same time.
Also, grabbed some free patterns off of deviant art from Ransie3.
I have this idea in my head for a design direction to go for my portfolio site. Just testing out the idea and seeing where it goes. A lot of the time doing these small designs helps me create a better picture of the big design.