finally finished! Some Things Are Scary by Liberty Puzzles

This Edward Gorey “Some Things Are Scary” image is one of my favorite images, so I was excited to get it as a Liberty Puzzle. So hard! Why was it so hard? My puzzle accomplice thinks it may be due to pieces having a similar pattern even when they had different, yet similar, shapes. Also, […]
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Two Cats by Yuri Gorbachev

Ash and I pushed through “Two Cats” by Yuri Gorbachev, an Artifact puzzle cut by David Figueras with 314 pieces. Super satisfying and fun! Loved the border, and the general diagonal layout, and enjoyed the whimsies. Look at the matryoshka dolls whimsies! I got it through Hoefnagel with the Owl Internet Cafe. Artifact description: This […]
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Crafthub Mermaid

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CraftHub bumblebee

A family project! As usual with these, lots of little cute etched whimsies that are just relatively standard for the company, nothing to do with the image. The image, though, is really pretty. (The push-fit style is not any of our favorite, though…)
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Ammonite by Nervous System

I had so much fun with this one! Ash and I (and even Michele) worked on it on Sunday and I carefully transported it back home, reassembled the parts that didn’t make it, panicked because I forgot there were a lot of pieces still in the box, and finished it off today. Fun! 117 pieces, […]
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Puzzle Lab, Mandala 1

Another puzzle Ash and I did today — the pieces were so loose until the very end, that it was a kind of torture. Still, the image and colors were lovely, and it definitely required some concentration and was both fun and satisfying. There was no way we were going to be able to flip […]
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Fool’s Gold “Purrformance”

A fun little hand-carved cat puzzle from Fool’s Gold, with art by Kitty Bigelow. Ash and I did it together – it moved quickly with color and shape matching, and made a lovely shape. Cut by David Beffa-Negrini — I think they all are?
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Crafthub “Cat Inspired by Klimt”

I have seen this “inspired by Klimt” description before and I … wonder about it. Regardless, this was beautifully colored and printed, and had a plenitude of (somewhat random) whimsies. The second in a batch of CraftHub puzzles I bought — CraftHub is one of the vendors of Chinese cut puzzles. No artist, no cutter, […]
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three-fer

Three-fer — three puzzles, three people … plus a cat. A fun family puzzling afternoon. Ash knocked off the hand-puzzle from Chestnut and Hemlock pretty quickly — felt very challenged initially but then pulled it together. I made minimal contributions. The Wentworth chocolates mini puzzle also went fast — Michele got the last piece in, […]
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ELMS, Cats and Owls

Ash and I knocked off a couple of beautiful little puzzles from ELMS (previously known as Waterford (previously known as ELMS)) — First, this very cute little owl mini-puzzle — “Owl Town” by Oxana Zaika, about 15 pieces — then this beautiful small cat puzzle, “Christie, Posky and Zelly on a Deco Rug.” We really […]
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Yin Yang Owl, CraftHub

A puzzle from “CraftHub” — very pretty yin yang design, with an owl …. mass produced laser cut.
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Sheep Country by Wentworth

The whole family worked on this adorable little (140-piece size) Wentworth puzzle, and finished it in short order. Wentworth’s description: Beautifully illustrated by well-known Denmark born artist Lisa Graa Jensen, Sheep Country is an endearing image of undulating countryside and farming scenes featuring some adorable sheep. This fine art painting translates into a fascinating jigsaw […]
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Highland Cattle Wentworth mini

Cheerful little 40-piece puzzle of Highland Cattle — four cow whimsies and a little tree whimsy. Highland cows — can’t go wrong. And, I really love the little call-out to The Story of Ferdinand (or at least, that’s how I’m taking it).
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Bumfuzzled 3, reprise in the Key of Zeniba

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Tannenwald by Klimt, by Liberty

Beautiful image by Klimt, and a fast & fun puzzle by Liberty. Weirdly, the whimsies in this cut were western-style figures … not tailored to this image. Still, a nice fast puzzle for me and Ash.
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