Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Flokati Jigsaw - Bright Sunflowers

The jigsaw I'm working on at the moment is by Ravensburger, and called Bright Sunflowers. It is so cool! Some of the pieces have a felt covering, so the finished jigsaw has a 3D feel, very tactile. It is fun to do, and so bright and colourful. I've completed most of the flowers, but the yellow ones are proving to be a challenge, I must admit. It has 1000 pieces, and despite the felt covering they fit together really well. I will be very sad to finish it as I have really enjoyed this jigsaw. I haven't decided whether to break it up or glue it together. Decisions, decisions.
Have you tried a flokati jigsaw? Do leave a comment if you have, I'd love to hear how you found it.

Worlds largest jigsaw

I am constantly amazed by the size of some jigsaws. 18,000 piece ones have been around for a while, but this 24,000 piece one is now available in NZ. Whats more it has its own website!http://www.worldslargestpuzzle.com/ . The artwork for Life - The Great Challenge is also by Royce B McClure a New Zealander. He has tried to make each section different enough from the other sections so that you won't feel that you are doing the same puzzle over and over.
It is also in the Guiness Book of records, now thats some achievement for a jigsaw puzzle!

And for anyone who feels 24,000 pieces is a bit much, it is also available in 3000 pieces. I think thats more my size, until one day when I have heaps of time and space.

Friday, March 27, 2009

New shaped jigsaws from Sunsout

We have just received a new shipment of shaped jigsaws from Sunsout in America. Have you tried a shaped jigsaw? They are such fun to do. Because they are shaped they don't have the traditional straight edge, so they are so much more interesting.
They also have amazing detail as you can see from this one. It is called Wake Up Call. Just look at the detail. I have seen this jigsaw completed and framed and it is really amazing.
You can see our range of shaped jigsaws here.