Well, I searched my stash for lace and trims that might already fit into my off white, gray and black idea pile. Here is what I found all ready to go.
Had the black and gray rayon seam binding already crumpled and ready to go. Found this lace piece that is a dirty white that looks like old and gray.
Tuesday I found some "gray" fabric dye at Wal Mart and tried it yesterday. I was amazed at the different shades I got with different pieces. The ones at the very top didn't even take the dye once I rinsed them out. Probably total polyester fabrics. Serves me right! But some of the pieces are too dark and others just didn't hold enough of the dye. Hmm! I've ordered some Rit dyes from Joann's and they should arrive next week. I will try again. In the meantime, I am going to stamp and decorate some large tags and vintage album pages to what I can do with these bits.
I found this little knit bag at an estate sale yesterday. I thought it would make a great door decoration! Stuffed it with paper and then plopped in the purple flowers. Probably should put in some red, too, but I liked it just this way! You could change the flowers or even use real ones if you put a jar of water in the bag. Just too cute to pass up!