The "patch" is a small pocket I added for aesthetic effect as an afterthought. I like the way it appears to be patched. I told Frankie of Packratz pick a bag out when he gave me a fantastic deal on a vintage automobile oil jar and spout and he told me I was practically stealing it. After he put the guilt trip on me it was the least I could do. It's now hanging in his shop.
Frankie is renowned for his taste in primitive design so I spent an hour afterward picking through my buddy Vinny's vintage buttons for future versions along this line.
I used ordinary craft paint to stencil this bag. Again I used a stencil brush. I love fonts and this one spoke to me. I had the heart stencil from years ago and used a French art stamp for the number.
I will be taking them to the January Extravaganza at Renninger's Antiques. I figure I can put purchases in them if no one buys them.
Of course, I'm hoping they will. *Crossed fingers.*