If you’re like me, when someone says “jigsaw puzzle”, the first image that comes to mind is the standard, rectangular or square puzzle with traditional shaped pieces. The innovations we see now within the puzzle community is incredible. We have stainless steel puzzles, PVC puzzles and puzzles that can stick on windows just to name a few. 3D puzzles have been available for some time but for me are not generally a style I consider when I’m puzzle shopping.
I wanted to try something new for my blog post this month. After spending a few days pursuing Puzzle Warehouse's huge selection, I decided to try out a couple of lenticular puzzles. Lenticular puzzles have a very unique effect; when you look at them from different angles, some have a 3D effect and others shift colors. The two I'm going to tell you about are the color shifting type. Depending on what angle you're viewing them from, they'll be a different color.
Hello, Puzzle Fam! After a week of sunny (but cold) weather here in the PNW, the rains have returned. That’s fine with me, because rainy days equal puzzle days for me. Well, let’s be honest, any day is a puzzle day in my book, but I don’t feel as guilty spending the whole day puzzling on a rainy day. I will literally spend the entire day at my puzzle table, with a good movie or series on the TV. It can’t be anything too gripping though, or I’ll forget about my puzzle!
When eeBoo’s Astrology puzzle hit the market, it immediately became my favorite image they’ve released so far. It wasn’t until I had the opportunity to assemble it that I started to think about why that is and ultimately ask myself the Big Question, “Is puzzling written in the stars?” Okay, bear with me here. I promise I’ll only get a little “woo woo” about this. Doing an astrology-themed puzzle seems like a legitimate time to wonder whether how or why you puzzle is reflective of your zodiac sign’s traits. CONTINUE READING
Wrebbit3D Puzzles hit a big milestone this year as the company reached its 30th anniversary. In a recent The Toy Book article, the company’s president, Jean Théberge, shared his thoughts on the evolution of 3D puzzles and some exciting hints about what’s coming this year as part of Wrebbit3D’s anniversary celebrations. (Pssst, all you Harry Potter fans, keep reading!)
As I’ve said before, I really like collage puzzles. Maybe I’m just lazy, but to focus on 50 plus pieces of a cupcake, tea cup, or stamp rather than all 1000 pieces of the puzzle makes it so much easier. Then when I have enough of those items assembled and can put them together, along with the border, I feel like I’ve really accomplished something. I’m on my way! CONTINUE READING
Hello puzzlers! This is my very first blog post and I’m so excited to be able to combine two passions of mine this time, knitting and puzzling! Today, I’m writing about the 1000-piece puzzle, ‘All You Knit is Love’.This puzzle is produced by Eurographics, a privately owned company based in Montreal, Canada. It was started in 1987 as a small distributor of posters and today is a top player in the art publishing and toy industries and well known in North America and around the world. CONTINUE READING
Pickup that paint brush, knitting needle, or piece of paper - We’re getting Crafty!!!
March is National Craft month, a celebration of all things creative, from the first spark of inspiration or the final draft. Splatter, cut, splice, and piece your way to an artful existence. The greatest part about crafting is, you do not need to be a professional artist, you can be professional you. Have fun reinventing that picture frame, or making a scarf that started as a sweater, whatever way the wind blows the breeze through your trees. CONTINUE READING
I started my obsession with puzzling a year ago and during that brief period, I have amassed quite a large collection of puzzles. This led to my husband puzzling as well. No, not over a jigsaw, but over my continued purchasing! Why so many? Well, we’ll address that in a future blog (once I figure it out myself), but he was right in one respect. I should not have purchased so many so quickly. What happened is I committed the rookie move of purchasing puzzles solely on the image. I didn’t realize that the make of the puzzle mattered just as much, if not more! CONTINUE READING
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