DaVici mini puzzle assortment

Via Hoefnagel, a double pack of multiple mini puzzles. There were 6 DaVici mini puzzles: two shaped blue cats, and three “scenes” (there’s a second copy of one of them, for a total of four). Two little shaped cats (blue) plus three unique square puzzles — one a rotund cat laying on a flowerbed, a […]
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Fun at the Fair, Anthology Puzzles

Leap Day Puzzle: A ticket-shaped puzzle, with clever incisions for perforation. Anthology Puzzles: 160 pieces, 11×4.5″. “This design was created by the Anthology Puzzles team using vector artwork from YummyBuum and was our Shaped Subscription puzzle for March 2022. It features a range of fairground-themed pieces and is shaped like a ticket!” Thanks, Hoefnagel!
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Smart Fox

A teaser-style puzzle, with a fitted jigsaw frame of a sleeping fox curled on a meadow (with a blue and red striped … muffler? I don’t get it) and 25 small fox figurals fitted into the fox’s curled body. I’m going to call this kind of piecing, “snuggle pieces”. “Smart Fox” by FoxSmartBox.
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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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Basis Wood “Evolution”

A second puzzle from “Basis Wood” in Ukraine, via the Hoefnagel Puzzle Club. This puzzle reminded me of the two I’ve done by Victory Puzzles — thinnish pieces that felt more like board game pieces, and a very retro image. I wonder if this actually *is* a retro, possibly public domain image, from the era […]
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Basis Wood “Tree”

Well, I was not expecting this! A layered, shaped tree …. Definitely required attention to the color gradation in each chunk of branches. Layers is probably not the right term. The puzzle is 3-dimensional, in that different sections have different thicknesses — four in total. The trunk and branches are all pretty thin, and the […]
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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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Herding Cats

“Herding Cats”, a fun (cat-themed, obviously) shaped puzzle, with whimsies, from Nervous System. Art work by Anne Sullivan. Michele assembled quite a lot of this one at home (June 30) … then we did it with Ash, and Ash’s nimble and rapid fingers whipped through most of it really quickly, with some non-negligible participation by […]
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mini-mushroom puzzle

Ash, Michele, and I did a mini-mushroom puzzle (fly agaric) from Nervous System … fun and fast (especially with 3), and as Ash commented, putting it back into its wooden frame & the close-fitting plastic bag practically took longer ….
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tree-themed mini puzzles

Ash and I did two tree-themed mini wood puzzles today. The first was a mini (16-piece) tessellation from Bewilderness — 16 tree shapes, forming a large tree shape, and the picture was also a forest of trees. Ash enjoyed setting up the tree pieces as dominos …. …. We also really enjoyed this pin oak […]
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Great Horned Owl Round by Sue Coccia

A Liberty Puzzles extra small puzzle, 91 pieces; quick fun colorful puzzle for me and Ash.
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Diego Mazzeo “Mechanical Griffin”

Ash and moms did this in Spring/Summer 2022. Really fun, with a fun extra-whimsical whimsy.207-pieces, Artifact Puzzles. Artifact: “This is a cool 207 piece wooden jigsaw puzzle of Argentinian artist Diego Mazzeo’s steampunk digital artwork. Our puzzle pieces are themed to the artwork with steampunk whimsy pieces and an irregular gear-shaped edge (which cuts out […]
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Rachell Sumpter “Old Friend”

Finished April 2022. Hard! Artifact Puzzles: “This is a 290-piece wooden jigsaw puzzle of Rachell Sumpter’s “Old Friend.” The colorful wreathed web is paired with a puzzle design by Amy Tang using irregular piece shapes, irregular connectors, and an irregular edge. This puzzle is quite a challenge.” Artist Rachell Sumpter’s website . It looks like […]
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