I just wanted to highlight one of my fabric on-line fabric stores. For those of us who can no longer spend hours browsing through fabric in person (because we have a toddler in tow who pulls buttons off store shelves and tries to eat them) Reprodepot is a great alternative. They make reproductions of vintage prints. I especially like their MODern Times prints. Check out “poppy field,” “funky fruit,” and “abacus.”
Recently, I’ve been experimenting with making up my own patterns. I used “mod meadow” to make an owl (the yellow flowery one) and then a Japanese print from Reprodepot to make a second owl, improving on the first. I especially like how the blue one has a tiger on his belly. I also like his beak much better.