Puzzlapy, Fish Bowl

One of two cute cat puzzles from Puzzlapy, via Hoefnagel.
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BCB, Hat Shoppe snuggle puzzle

Boy, I am terrible at these puzzles where you just snuggle a bunch of pieces together, and they sort of ambiguously fit together, in the subtlest of ways …. Hoefnagel sent me a pack with the Chris Yates puzzle and this BCB “Hat Shoppe” puzzle. I was able to (correctly) assemble quite a few sets […]
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Chris Yates, Remote Archipelago

Courtesy of a Hoefnagel pack, a little wooden semi-representational puzzle of islands by Chris Yates. Hoefnagel says: 61 pieces, hand-cut, there is no picture on the box, but we can tell you this little puzzle was inspired by the idea of a remote archipelago, and the puzzle does not have a printed image, rather the […]
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CobbPodgery, WPA poster

Courtesy of the Hoefnagle wooden puzzle club, a hand-cut puzzle from CobbPodgery (E. Cobb) — the WPA poster, “Let Them Grow”. A thinnish wood, and I was a little worried that the four-color graphic with lots of blocks of color would be hard — but the puzzle cut made it steady work, and there was […]
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BCB, Steele Briggs Seed Catalog

Hoefnagel Puzzle Club, BCB.
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Mr. Z’s Sugar Maples

update: Finished! Whew. I will admit that I enjoyed the last third, which went quickly, the best. This puzzle (from Hoefnagel) is kicking my ass, a little, which I wasn’t quite expecting. Although maybe I should have, given the artwork! There’s some color line cutting, but I’m not sure that’s it — it’s the artwork […]
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Klimt, Adele Bloch-Bauer, Puzzle Michele Wilson

So, thanks to Hoefnagel, I finally got to try to a Puzzle Michèle Wilson. The puzzle pieces are thin, and the puzzle itself was 80 pieces, and quite small. The frame is basically interlocking, and the interior of the puzzle is mostly push-fit, some color-line cutting. Cutely, the box is labeled as “puzzle mystère” (that […]
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Feeding the Bunnies, Chestnut & Hemlock

A beautifully cut puzzle from Terra Rodgers, Chestnut & Hemlock — “Feeding the Bunnies”, a 1918 work by Helen Hyde (1868-1918).
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Puzzlapy, Cats in Paris

“Cats in Paris“, the 120-piece version, by Puzzlapy aka Isabelle Rouillard. The artist is Isy Ochoa. – and browsing her website, I learned that she did a picture book about Rosa Bonheur! I loved this puzzle, and the cuts! Some beautiful color line cutting of the cats, and the little bird, and the Tour Eiffel. […]
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