Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing by Jen Cameron – MicroPuzzles – 150 pieces

This little cutie was harder than we thought it would be, but truly so much fun. Hubby enjoyed the challenge of it this time instead of leaving all the hard work to me; he told our daughter when she came to visit that “it is a hard one, but we’re both having fun”. Great puzzle!

It looks to me like Jen Cameron is the go-to artist at MicroPuzzles, so many of their images that I’ve assembled so far are her work. According to their website she is their “chief doodler and crayon evangelist” – what a fantastic title! Her work is always so colorful and interesting, I’ve completely enjoyed taking all the little pieces of her works of art and putting them back together again.

Whether we’re putting these micro puzzles together a few pieces at a time in our powder room or all in one sitting on my puzzle board, my love for these minis hasn’t dwindled at all. I’m a member of their subscription program and get two new puzzles every month – and I don’t see myself ending that any time soon. I’m still smitten with these little guys!💜

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland by Jen Cameron – MicroPuzzles – 150 pieces

This was one of the more difficult mini puzzles. Much more of a challenge than I thought it would be. Hubby and I both enjoyed it immensely though; there’s something about working with the small pieces, and only working a little bit at a time. So entertaining!

There is constantly a puzzle going on in our bathroom, and I love that it’s always there when I need a break from whichever puzzle is on my board. I also enjoy being able to share the assembly with my husband even though we aren’t working on it at the same time.

MicroPuzzles can sometimes have a fit that’s slightly loose, but for the most part it’s a very good fit. So much so that…..

I can do this with all their puzzles, but I thought it was time I actually took a picture of it. MicroPuzzles make excellent puzzles and I’ve enjoyed every single one of them so far.

Rainbow Rain

Rainbow Rain by Jen Cameron – MicroPuzzles – 150 pieces

I absolutely ADORE this image, it’s so fun and colorful. It didn’t make for the easiest assembly, but if it were too simple it wouldn’t be entertaining at all.

I had to take it in the puzzle room to finish it though. The lighting is bad in the bathroom, and hubby kept putting pieces in the wrong spots. I think, perhaps, he needs some new glasses. Either that or he’s just not the puzzle guru that his wife is. 😎

Feathers and Fluff

Feathers and Fluff by Jen Cameron – MicroPuzzles – 150 pieces

This image looks as if it wouldn’t be too hard – bright colors on every bird – but it was the white border that gave me a run for my money. In fact, hubby wanted me to do more than I was doing to assemble it; he felt he was doing most of the work. The problem wasn’t me not helping enough, it’s the disparity in the amount of time each of us spends in there!

I’m still having such a good time with these little puzzles, and my adorable husband is too. Good thing there are plenty left to assemble. 💙🦜

Review: Stained Glass Tree

Stained Glass Tree by Jen Cameron – MicroPuzzles – 150 pieces

Hubby liked the image on Stained Glass Tree much better than the first MicroPuzzle we assembled with the donuts, and to be honest so did I. There was nothing wrong with 2037 Calories, but this one was just so lovely! The colors of this one are so beautiful and the finished puzzle makes me want to frame it and have it sitting on a table somewhere in the house. Love it!

These little MicroPuzzles have quite good quality for such little pieces, and I’ve been very impressed with them. What I love most is that when you’ve chosen the correct piece you know immediately, it slips right into place; that’s pretty helpful for these aging eyes with such small pieces. Once you get the edge together the fit can be loose – until more pieces are added – otherwise the fit is good. Piece thickness is very good for such small puzzles, and the image reproduction is stellar. Click the link above if you’d like to see their catalog of puzzles available, they’re constantly adding new images. I’m currently OBSESSED with their puzzles and absolutely love them!

There is only one piece shape, what I call ballerinas (2 prong/2 hole), but I don’t mind that with these little puzzles. What would normally be very or slightly annoying in a larger puzzle doesn’t bother me at all with these little ones. Probably because there is enough variety within the one shape, you don’t accidentally put a piece anywhere and think you’ve got it right. (Well, I don’t. Hubby did once with some edge pieces, but I came in later and could see it right away and fixed it.)

My one issue is that the artist credit isn’t available on every puzzle. I’m a big believer in giving artists their props here on the blog – their artwork is the reason we all have so many fantastic puzzle images to choose from. The title of each puzzle isn’t shown on the tubes they come in, but my suggestion is to at least give credit on the website. Then you’d be able to see which artist created the image, and I’d be able to put that information here when I post about the puzzles we’ve completed – to give them credit for their beautiful work.

*The artist is credited for this puzzle, but many of the images on their puzzles do not have the artist listed on their website.*

Mom must have whispered in my ear this morning as I’m typing this up, reminding me that you cannot tell the size of the puzzle unless you have something next to it for comparison. She was always telling me when I did a very large or very small puzzle that I needed to show the actual size by putting something next to it for a reference…..

It makes a difference when you can see just how small they truly are. There’s something about working with the small pieces that is so satisfying for me – although I’m not sure I am able to articulate exactly why that is. Whatever the reason, I’m captivated by these little puzzles and having the best time putting them together.

MicroPuzzles are very nice quality mini puzzles, and I’m extremely glad I found them. If you think you’d like to give them a try, I definitely recommend them. We’re giving them two test tubes way up! 🧪🧪


Details:

  • Title:                  Stained Glass Tree
  • Artist:                Jen Cameron
  • Brand:               MicroPuzzles
  • Piece count:     150 pieces
  • Size:                  Approx. 4 x 6 in. (10 x 15 cm)
  • Purchased:      New

Quality:

  • Board:               Very good
  • Cutting:             Very good
  • Image:               Excellent
  • Box:                   Test tube
  • Fit:                     Good, somewhat loose
  • Puzzle Dust:     None
  • Piece cut:          Grid cut
  • Piece shapes:   No variety, one shape (ballerina)
  • Finish:               Matte finish, lays flat

Overall Rating:      Very good, recommended