Puzzlapy, Fish Bowl

One of two cute cat puzzles from Puzzlapy, via Hoefnagel.
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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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CraftHub owl

Another CraftHub puzzle, this one an owl, which we all enjoyed!
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Par Puzzle, Starbucks

Ash and I started this one (April 21), but didn’t have quite enough time to finish! We were so close — just a lot of little white pieces to assemble. Finished it today, April 24. With a lot of help from Pablo! Par Puzzles, a special “Starbucks” themed puzzle, available in New York from Starbucks, […]
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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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Bumfuzzled 4, Wiggler Concavity

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Special Delivery by Manami Lingerfelt (Nautilus)

Ash and I enjoyed this owl puzzle by Manami Lingerfelt, from Nautilus: “Special Delivery“: This beautiful owl wooden puzzle looks like a typical barn owl; the artist has our owl carrying a small satchel and a book between her toes. She’s decorated in flowers and is seen soaring through a swirly night sky. Where is she […]
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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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Puzzlapy Double Double

Such a pleasure to feel …
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3 Cat Max, Dragonfly

Very pretty dragonfly, by 3 Cat Max.
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Maridale Cottages by the Sea

Another puzzle by way of Hoefnagel, from Maridale Products (https://www.maridale.com/) in Pleasanton, California. Thin, mostly interlocking pieces, with a number of large oceanic whimsies. Seems more or less appropriate for this ocean-side landscape, but I was browsing Rebecca T’s puzzle blog for Maridale, and see the same set of whimsies on several different puzzles. Rebecca […]
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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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