Review: My Sister’s Closet

My Sister’s Closet by Tricia Reilly-Matthews – Sunsout – 300 pieces

I liked the quality and the image of this puzzle very much. Sunsout is hit or miss for me sometimes. We all have different things that are important to us in a puzzle, and sometimes the fit of Sunsout is too tight and (for me) it takes away from the enjoyment of puzzling. This 300 piece puzzle though, was a great fit and such a sweet image. ūüôā

I don’t believe I’ve worked a puzzle by this artist before, she seems to capture the essence of children. I don’t know another way to explain it, you can tell looking at the little girls in this picture that the artist knows and loves children. Once I looked her up it all made sense, Tricia Reilly-Matthews teaches art to children from kindergarten to 5th grade – of course she paints children so well!

It’s amazing how tastes seem different depending on how much you have to spend on something. This image is very cute, but I don’t think I’d purchase it if I had to pay full price. It’s just not the type of image I’m most drawn to. But ask me to only pay 69 cents for it, and I’m there! Absolutely I’d love to do this puzzle! I wonder if that speaks more to my puzzle addiction, or to my tendency to be a tightwad/cheapskate?

Whichever is the answer, I’m glad mom found this puzzle to do, I enjoyed it very much!


  • Title:¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† My Sister’s Closet
  • Artist:¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Tricia Reilly-Matthews
  • Brand:¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Sunsout
  • Piece count:¬† ¬† ¬†300 pieces
  • Size:¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Approx. 18 x 24 in. (46 x 61 cm)
  • Purchased:¬† ¬† ¬† Used, thrift store


  • Board:¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Very good
  • Cutting:¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Very good
  • Image:¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Excellent
  • Box:¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Average, quite large for a 300 piece puzzle
  • Fit:¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Very good
  • Puzzle Dust:¬† ¬† ¬†Moderate amount
  • Piece cut:¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Grid cut
  • Piece shapes:¬† ¬†Good variety
  • Finish:¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Slightly shiny finish, lays flat

Overall Rating:      Very good, recommended

2 thoughts on “Review: My Sister’s Closet

  1. Anonymous Person

    I recently picked up a brand new Charles Wysocki 1000 piece puzzle on clearance for less than $4. I liked the image enough but never would have paid full price for it. It’s the thrill of the bargain/savings that makes the image more appealing ūüôā

    SnsOut does have some lovely images (I like some of Jane Maday’s images) but I’m still not ready to give them a chance based on my first experience with them, such a poor quality puzzle with thin and flimsy pieces and a loose fit. Sigh.


    1. That’s interesting, I’ve never had a Sunsout puzzle that had a loose fit, quite the opposite – I’ve had many that I thought were too tight! Mom and I don’t care for a super tight fit, and only buy Sunsout puzzles from the thrift stores. That way we can open the box and check the pieces/fit before we purchase it.

      Glad to hear I’m not the only one who likes an image better when it’s cheaper! ūüėČ


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