Friday, 6 July 2012

Pimp my cardi!

Knowing my love of buttons, my OH very sneakily bought me a gorgeous set from Cath Kidston - whilst I was in the changing room! (Told you it was sneaky!)  What a lovely surprise -


As soon as I saw them I knew that I wanted to put them onto a top or a cardi, so set about trying to find something that would be 'just right'.

Eventually I settled for a navy cardi.  I know I'll get lots of wear out of it, navy will go with everything already in my wardrobe, and with the addition of these pretty buttons I'll want to wear it practically every day! 


In case you're wondering, it's from H & M.  As cardigans go, it's pretty unspectacular, but it was just what I was looking for!  (And it's something that I know I'll wear for a very long time.)

So, armed with my cardi, my buttons and my threads, I took the opportunity to enjoy some rare sunshine we had and sat out in the garden whilst I 'pimped my cardi'!

It went from this -


To this (after it took me aaaaages to decide on which order to place the buttons!!) -


I struggled to get a really good photo of it to allow all the buttons to really shine in all their Cath Kidston goodness, but here's a few more pictures of the buttons just for good measure! From the bottom up -


And of course, from the top down -


And finally, here's a pic of me actually wearing it....


Sorry I'm headless, I hate taking my own pic, having my pic taken, seeing pics of myself etc etc!!

I still have half of the buttons left, soooooooo.... this one is next up to be pimped! 


Stay tuned!

16 comments:

  1. Great idea for jazzing up a boring cardi! Don't have a local cath shop :( but may have to try it with less gorgeous buttons! :p

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  2. Great idea for jazzing up a boring cardi! Don't have a local cath shop :( but may have to try it with less gorgeous buttons! :p

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  3. Great idea for jazzing up a boring cardi! Don't have a local cath shop :( but may have to try it with less gorgeous buttons! :p

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  4. What a lovely idea - a perfect excuse to purchase a card of buttons next time I'm in my local Cath Kidston. I love your photo's too - how did you do the collage one?

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  5. It's just lovely it's surprising what a difference a few buttons can make. I have the same photo problem too :0) x

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  6. Love the CK buttons on your cardi they look fab.
    Dx

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  7. Sooo nice!! I changed the buttons on a cardigan last March (one of my first blog posts, back when I was all new to the blogging world!! http://dinkidots.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/fun-with-self-cover-buttons.html)
    Now I feel like doing more - although I think I'd have to use those Cath Kidston buttons - they are so pretty! Looking forward to seeing the second cardi!
    Maria x

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  8. What a difference it made. This looks great. :)

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  9. Thats a great idea to brighten up a cardigan. The new buttons look fantastic on it :) It is nice to give clothes a personal touch by adding new features. Think you may have started a trend! x

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  10. How did I not know you had a blog?! This is Kara (me_and_elna) from Instagram. :)

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  11. Oh I do love that kind of husband sneakiness!! The cardi looks great, especially in the pic of you wearing it (I hate self pics too!!), and the final combination is a good one! Looking forward to seeing the cream cardi "pimped"! Did you ever find a cardi suitable for embroidering? :) x

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  12. Great idea! Your cardi certainly looks WAY cuter now! Great job!

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  13. How sweet - he obviously understands your love of buttons! Your cardi looks lovely.

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