Review: “Butterfly Menagerie” by Aimee Stewart — Sunsout, 9.5/10

love shaped puzzles, and this offering from Sunsout and Aimee Stewart is really gorgeous and fun to assemble. The image is filled with a variety of brightly-colored butterflies and flowers in different colors and patterns, and those are easy to assemble. The fill around them–greenery and a blue pattern–appears in small doses and wasn’t too difficult. I really liked assembling the irregular edge, especially the antenna. Cute! Read more

Review: “Vivid Collection: Butterflies” by Royce B. McClure, Buffalo Games – 8.5/10

This bright and bold collage puzzle from Buffalo Games is a fun challenge. The Buffalo Games quality is quite good featuring grid-cut pieces with a wide variety of shapes. The small box saves shelf space while an included poster can be used for reference while assembling the puzzles. This puzzle has easy bits–such as assembling the border and a few large and uniquely-colored butterflies. But many butterflies use similar blue-green-pink colors that make it more challenging to figure out to ‘which butterfly’ an individual piece belongs. True to its collage nature, all the butterflies are adjoining, so you get ‘clues’ to the adjacent areas on the edges of each completed butterfly. This is a good choice for a dreary day as the colors are sure to brighten your mood. The final completed puzzle is very attractive and would make a nice framed piece.Read more

Review: “The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady: Jewels of the Air” by Edith Holden, Ravensburger – 8.25/10

Publisher: Ravensburger (Germany), 2016 Title:  “The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady: Jewels of the Air”  1000 pieces Based on Edith Holden’s illustrations from her famous “Country Diary” Review by Jane OUR RATING: 8.25/10 Box Quality:  (8/10) The box is shown above and below. Like all Ravensburger boxes, the rectangular box is sturdy and nicely designed. Back: The back of the box has a generic “Ravensburger quality” image. The sides: You can see two of the sides in the image above. The sides show the RavensburgerRead more