Friday, 8 June 2012

Gadgets ...

... and other ways to wile away your Friday evening ;) 

Cool tool #1: If you were a fan of Picnik, and like me, you were a bit lost when this photo editing tool disappeared from cyberspace, then get excited! PicMonkey has emerged, bigger and so much better than Picnik ever was. Quick and intuitive, there are many cool effects you can apply to your images.
 And mosaic making is a cinch.

Cool tool #2: Chip It! is a handy, and addictive palette generator. Simply drag the Chip It! tool to your tool bar, click on any internet image and Chip It! will come up with matching colours.
Admittedly, the colour names are US paint colours, but this could be really useful if you are planning a quilt and are a bit stuck to know what colours to pull from your stash. 
Or if you are struggling to know what colours to incorporate in a border fabric, this tool might give you somewhere to start.
How cool would it be if the colours generated were DMC floss numbers or Kona solid names?! Be warned, you could waste invest many hours with this little tool! 

Cool tool #3: Are you a jam maker or preserver and do you have a plethora of unlabelled jars of indistinguishable condiments in the back of the pantry? "Hey Mum, is this edible"? Well, this gadget is for you. The Jam Labeliser generates wonderfully professional labels with your own personalised details.

Simply print your labels, cut out with scissors and glue to your jars with a humble old glue stick.  Noice!

Have a great weekend, Queen's Birthday long weekend for many of us Aussies. Don't waste too much of it with my cute gadgets :) Bloom x


  1. Ooh, must give that mosaic maker a try. It's not much fun in photoshop, so I'd be really happy to find a better way. Thanks for the tip and have a great weekend!

  2. the jam labeliser is such a cool little gadget! I might just haev to buy one!

  3. Thanks for all the Gadget Tips Ros, I'm a real gadget girl so I'll have to try them out for sure... Not sure I'll have a use for the jam labels :)

  4. You have a knack for finding the handiest things Ros! Well your jam label too......only Mr Coles jam here i'm afraid (i tried jam making years ago after being given a 'jam melon' - a bit of a disaster LOL)

  5. I love your gadgets! The jam label one will be great when my trees are fruiting next; my jams usually have very boring little white stickers!
    As for the colour palette; I am with you, it would be VERY cool if it would come up with DMC colours!

  6. I love PicMonkey too! So much fun and more features have recently been added.
    The Jam Labeliser is great, could be used for any product (just had a nice fiddle with it)!

  7. Very timely information about the labeliser, to put the finishing touch on my just made tomato kasundi, and the chip-it will be a great game during the football next week I think! Love your blog! Bye A


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