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Quick and Easy Update: Hang Fabric hoops

Fabric hoop display ellasplace.co.ukIf you’re short of time or money here’s a super quick, easy way of giving your walls an update. Just buy a set of embroidery hoops, stretch some over some scrap fabric (it doesn’t have to be ‘proper’ haberdashery fabric you can use old shirts or dresses) and there you go!
Fabric hoop display ellasplace.co.ukThe great thing about this is you can change the display to suit the seasons. And if you’re so inclined, you can also add a little stitching over your fabric with slogans and patterns.
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10 Texty Buys

10 texty buys ellasplace.co.uk

Years and years and years ago I had an Anthony Burrill ‘Work Hard and Be Nice to People’ print in our London flat. I can’t flipping find the print now – it’s been missing since the move. Anyway, at the time the whole slogan print thing wasn’t particularly fashionable and every time we had visitors round we’d spend a good part of the time discussing the words, the print, the notion of having a ‘statement’ on your wall.

Those days are long gone. It seems to me that words and phrases are now an everyday feature of a modern home, so to keep things stylish I think the key is to not go mad on it, the trick is less is more here I reckon, sometimes like words themselves (although no-one would ever accuse me of that). I keep my slogans fairly low-key with little postcards and on my notebooks (see how you can do it by clicking this link).

Anyway here’s my pick of 10 texty buys available right now…

10 texty buys ellasplace.co.uk
Be Brave Banner Secret Holiday & Co from The Calm Gallery
10 texty buys ellasplace.co.uk
Alphabet Pillows from Nubie
10 Texty Buys ellasplace.co.uk
She Believed She Could Print from Not On the High Street
10 texty buys ellasplace.co.uk
Ben De Lisi My Side/Your Side Cushion from Debenhams
10 texty buys ellasplace.co.uk
Gin Notepad from Of Life and Lemons
10 Texty buys ellasplace.co.uk
Liberty And Wire Name Sign from Not On The High Street
10 texty buys ellasplace.co.uk
Slogan Votive Candle from Primark
10 texty buys ellasplace.co.uk
Love Art Print from Etsy
10 texty buys ellasplace.co.uk
Love Mugs Set from Oak Room Shop
10 texty buys ellasplace.co.uk
Slogan Hi-ball (set of four) from George at ASDA

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Hack: Pimp up a notebook with Posca pens

Poska Pens pimped-up notebooks (c) Ella Johnston ellasplace.co.uk
There are few things more majestical to me than a fresh new notebook and a journal where I can pimp up the front is even better.

That’s why I love this little set of Moleskine mini cahiers – a trio of mini journals in kraft card all ready to be personalised and pimped up by yours truly.
Poska Pens pimped-up notebooks (c) Ella Johnston ellasplace.co.uk
I updated these three with posca pens. I love these pens. They provide beautiful colour coverage and have a fab paint-like quality that you can control, meaning you get great detail without fussing with a brush. You can see that with the white in particular (I know a white pen that works!).
Poska Pens pimped-up notebooks (c) Ella Johnston ellasplace.co.uk
Hand-rendered type is very popular in at the mo – for a font-loving, handwriting addict like myself it’s always been cool, much more character and fun. A little slogan works well on notebook and I decorated this trio with phrases taking ‘days’ as my theme. I must admit my favourite is OH MY DAYS as I always think of my sister Lucy when I hear or see it. I might send her this notebook actually if I’m feeling nice.

Poska Pens pimped-up notebooks (c) Ella Johnston ellasplace.co.uk

If you’re not mega confident in free-hand rendering type then simply print off a slogan in your favourite font and trace it onto the book to colour over.
Poska Pens pimped-up notebooks (c) Ella Johnston ellasplace.co.uk