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
Is there anything better than puzzles and books? Maybe add a cup of coffee to the mix and it is my ideal way to spend a quiet day. I love listening to audiobooks while I put a puzzle together (pro tip: check your local public library to borrow audiobooks for free). What makes that even better is when the puzzle itself features books. I just finished my very first shaped Galison puzzle. I’ve done many Galison puzzles, but never a shaped one. Given my love for puzzles and books, there’s no shaped Galison more perfect for me than Blooming Books.
In an attempt to answer this age-old question, to puzzle with or without the image, I have offered up my worlds okayest puzzling abilities (coined by @22pieces- check her out on Instagram, she’s awesome!) for this very controversial topic. I feel like this question could go down in history with the likes of: Stefan or Damen, Edward or Jacob, Dean/Jess/or Logan, B.Davis or P.Sawyer (I swear, I don’t just watch teenage angst drama shows/movies!). Now, I know most people have unshakable ideas about this question, so ‘put your dukes up, Beesly’, bc we’re going to delve deep. Are you ready?
It's February, and that always makes me think of romance, pink stuff, and love. Although I'm not a big observer of Valentine's day, it is the perfect excuse for a new puzzle! And Paris is often referred to as the most romantic city in the world, so Paris Painting is the perfect 1000 piece puzzle for February!
Have you ever taken a puzzle on a trip?! A few years ago, I didn’t know that traveling with puzzles was even allowed! However, when I found out that many puzzlers take puzzles along when they travel, I jumped at the chance to take my puzzles out into the world! I’ve learned a few things in my travels (6 boxes of puzzles do not fit in most carry-ons)!
Here are some tips to make your next trip with puzzles a success: CONTINUE READING
Cobble Hill. If you say that to just about any puzzler, you’ll undoubtedly hear them exclaim: “I love Cobble Hill puzzles!”. Known for their beautiful images and random cut pieces, Cobble Hill is a popular brand in the puzzle community. Here in Australia, I tend to shop for puzzles in physical stores and for that very reason, it can take me quite a while to acquire many of the more common international brands. I have a wishlist a mile long of puzzle brands I want to try (I mean, don’t we all?). For the longest time, Cobble Hill has been sitting right at the top of that list.
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