Curiosi double-sided geometric

Puzzle Double “Q-Flower” from Curiosi. Double-sided, black/white, very hard! This was owned by one of the fellow attendees at the Puzzle Parley, kindly sharing her puzzle in the casual puzzling room.
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Blooming Hope, Stumpcraft

Very sweet 34-piece mini-puzzle from StumpCraft, “Blooming Hope”, art by Michelle Austin, 2024. We did
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Birds and Bees, Stumpcraft

Some group puzzling at Puzzle Parley! I did the bee, and a lot of the flower bed on the right …. This was a sweet StumpCraft, “Birds and Bees”: Artist: Pam WeberPuzzle Designer: Jasen RobillardDimensions: 27.5 cm x 27.5 cmPiece Count: 284Difficulty: 3 out of 5 The air is a buzz with the flutter of wings […]
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Talitha the Baby Owl, Puzzly

From Puzzly, a UK laser-cutter, a challenging owl puzzle. It was shaped, very push-fit, lots of false edges, and a black and white image — so fairly challenging. Very thin wood (MDF?), 166 pieces. Lots of fun whimsies (owls, obviously); my favorite was an “owl and pussycat” in a boat, on waves ….
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Puzzlapy Deer Family

Another lovely cut puzzle from Isabella Rouillard, Puzzlapy, via Hoefnagel — this one is a vintage image of a “deer family”, which led me to ponder this particular patriarchal wildlife myth and do some reading about deer mating.
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Sewing Girl by Carl Larsson, Sr B

Loved this puzzle, cut by Sr B, with “Sewing Girl”, a 1911 painting by Carl Larsson. Ash and I assembled it handily …. It also came with a very cute little side picture, too!
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Parrots and Parakeets by Conrad Armstrong

A fun puzzle via Hoefnagel. Hand-cut by Conrad Armstrong,
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Whiskered Woods, Rebel Puzzles

I tried out two puzzles from Rebel Puzzles, a laser cutter, and the first (“Whiskered Woods“) was great fun! A tesselation of cat pieces — two main styles with minor differences among some of the pieces. Required close attention to color, pattern, and the minor detailed differences. Ash is going to love this one, I […]
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Mona Lisa, Ronald W. Butler puzzles

This puzzle (Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”, was courtesy of Hoefnagel. I ordinarily steer clear of the “old masters” because (a) the images are often too familiar to be interesting and (b) the colors often reproduce in a muted and muddy way. And that was true with this puzzle, as well as strip-cut pieces, and […]
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Piecezz Cat Party

A mini-puzzle from Piecezz, a laser cutter that Michele found. This one (“Cat Party“) was cat-themed, 40 pieces.
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Raeburn’s The Skating Minister

Via Hoefnagel, a Wentworth puzzle, “Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch“, painted by Henry Raeburn, circa 1795; the original work is held by the National Galleries of Scotland. There were a bunch of themed, etched whimsies — mittens, steaming cup of something (I imagine chocolate), a wreath, skates, a skier …. I had imagined […]
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BCB “Smellin’ Good” Bamboozled

Another fun “snuggle” piece style puzzle, from BCB Puzzles, via Hoefnagel — this one was very doable; the frame was actually more challenging than the snuggle pieces.
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Artifact Puzzles Abu al-Hasan Squirrels

From Artifact Puzzles, via Hoefnagel, public domain art by Abu al-Hasan (1589-1630) or possibly Ustad Mansur. Squirrels in a plane tree by Abu al-Hasan (1589 – c. 1630) , Mughal India. Ash and I liked this one – the geometric shape to the “square” pieces, the whimsies, the border …. Artifact says: Here is a […]
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CraftHub Parrot

Another little CraftHub puzzle, one of the last of a batch. Exceedingly push-fitty. A family affair – Laura, Ash, Michele.
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Woodbests Puzzles Yin Yang

A beautiful black and white yin-yang, from Woodbests Puzzles, a laser cutter I was not familiar with; the puzzle was part of a pack from Hoefnagel. Honestly kind of labor intensive, but I really enjoyed the martial artist whimsies. Ash and I started it, then I wrapped it up.
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Crafthub Guitar

Ash and I did this one. Ash pointed out that this image appears to have been AI generated, noting the number of tuning pegs ….
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Crocotile, The Queen of Gentle Dreams

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Seaglass, from Zen Puzzles

A small but satisfying puzzle from Zen Puzzles, via Hoefnagel Puzzle Club — seaglass! A few cute whimsies. Ash and I were able to put it together handily, with Ash assembling the frame, me assembling the pieces around the whimsies, and then some color matching to pull it all together.
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II Ravens – Claude Monet Bridge At Argenteuil

Another puzzle from Hoefnagel, this one by hand-cutter II Ravens — a Claude Monet painting, “Le Pont d’Argenteuil”. The Monet original is at the d’Orsay.
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BellArt Angel Maze Fish

Weird story. I got this BellArt puzzle from Hoefnagel, and then Ash and I did it — part of it — and then apparently I put the box on the top of the car? and it fell out? and someone found all the pieces (but two) and the box and put the puzzle together, and […]
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