September 12th is the start of Birthday Hell in my family. My younger but much taller sister, Little-Big(not her real name) turned 33 today. She loves everything butterflies and purple, so I had to get Cobble Hill’s new Butterfly Magic for her.
All right, full disclosure here. I did not touch this puzzle except to help sort out the edge pieces. Little-Big loved the idea of a birthday puzzle, and whenever I turned around, she was happily assembling her own present!
This puzzle went together relatively quickly. I was down with no spoons yesterday, so Little-Big sent me pics while I rested in bed.
Little-Big started sorting her pieces by trying to finish the monarch butterfly with the sunflowers; then ended up sorting her pieces into the different framed sections.
My sister had the best time working on the random cut, which had her scrambling to find where pieces fit right up to the last 2 pieces!
TaDa!! Butterflies! Little-Big managed to get this finished just a few hours before her birthday. It will be glued this weekend and then mounted in her room.
- Company: Cobble Hill
- Title: Butterfly Magic
- Artist: Rosiland Solomon
- Year released: 2019
- Pieces: 500
- Cut-Style: Random
- Finished size: 19.25 x 26.625
- Bonus poster: Yes
- Made from recycled materials
- Made in USA
- Box: Sturdy, Medium-weight, 10″x14’x2.5″ Matte-Linen Finish
- Board: Thick and sturdy pieces
- Cut: Steel-cut Die
- Image Quality: Excellent, great color saturation
- Finish: Satin, linen texture
- Puzzle Dust: Almost none
- Piece shapes: Random
- Piece Fit: Very Good, nice tight fit that if careful, I could lift it up completely
Disability Notes: Little-Big likes the larger pieces, which are easy on hands. The bright colors and different sections make dividing the pieces into workable groups easy.
Where to buy: Butterfly Magic is available on the Cobble Hill website for $15.99 USD. While Fall is fast approaching, this puzzle is perfect for any butterfly enthusiast or to brighten up those upcoming gray days!
Cobble Hill Puzzle Company : Website / FaceBook
Disclosure: I received a complimentary puzzle from the manufacturer in exchange for review. The opinions are my own. All links are direct, I do not make money from them.
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One thought on “Of Butterflies & Birthdays”
It was fun to watch this puzzle get put together. I tried to help my beautiful daughter, but it was a little difficult for me. I am glad that she had fun assembling this puzzle and knowing that it will be hanging on her wall. As for my oldest daughter, I understand her pain this past week and was pleased that she had a blog she could do about her sister.