I've meant to sit myself down and gather my special vintage buttons that aren't in the shadow-boxes to make a real Button Collector cardigan.
I realized yesterday that this old ice-blue French Connection sweater would work perfectly, so I hauled out the jars and thread and set to work late last night on the couch while we enjoyed The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (which is highly recommended by both myself and Josiah!)
Here is the finished product (donned today, and the photo is taken pre-makeup...so don't judge the pale lips). It's a little bit splashy, but pretty special and sweet I think.
It's like a circus on my sweater! Scattered about are bakelite, painted, carved, glass...all sorts of tiny treasures.
And its tough to compete with this pretty one:
But for us real-world girls, I think it's a pretty charming approximation.