Item description for Aranzi Aronzo Cute Dolls by Aranzi Aronzo, Rui Munakata, Ashok Agarwal, Frances Murphy & Lawrence F. Locke...
Overview Provides instructions for making different kinds of jersey-cloth dolls, including rabbits, pandas, and penguins.
Publishers Description This successor to The Cute Book is loaded with patterns and instructions to make large, huggable versions of the Aranzi Aronzo characters. A full-color page of the finished dolls accompanies each character, along with large, easy-to-follow instructions and whimsical descriptions. Learn how to create 20 different characters in all, including favorites Sprite, Bad Guy, and Pinkie, and new additions Munky and Spritekin.
“Whether you've dedicated an entire room in your house to “crafting” or break out in hives at the mere mention of gimp, it's hard to deny the weirdly winsome appeal of Aranzi Aronzo's DIY books. The latest–Cute Dolls and Fun Dolls–offer over 120 pages of patterns and step-by-step instructions for making three-dimensional versions of your favorite Aranzi friends. Both books earn high marks for presentation. The instructions are complemented by clear illustrations demonstrating how to assemble the dolls, while the paperback binding and 8″x 10″size make it easy for would-be seamstresses to photocopy patterns . . . . But it's this mischievous, poking-fun-at-the-grownups tone that makes Aranzi Aronzo books such a welcome addition to the hobby aisle at your local Borders, and a perfect gift for the crafty friend who's grown weary of making the holiday centerpieces and Halloween costumes in Martha Stewart Living and Better Homes and Gardens. –Katherine Dacey-Tsuei, popcultureshock.com
“I therefore give The Cute Book my highest recommendation: It's a craft book that really works. Unlike, say, Martha Stewart, the Aranzi Aronzo people have come up with patterns that look good even when ordinary people make them.” - Manga Blog
“Most of the patterns fall in the “Oh, how cute” category, but there are several with guy appeal. Get this book! Kids, teens, and adults will all want to borrow it.”- The yayayas
“It seems like a bit of a bold move to call something ‘The Cute Book' because you better be sure you can deliver. Luckily Aranzi Aronzo is in the business of delivering on cute.” - http://www.Thimble.ca
Aranzi Aronzo claims to be a Mexican-Japanese man and Norwegian Vietnamese-Indian man working at securities firms and playing the tambourine full time. All we really know about them however, is that they are actually two sisters who create mischief and fun through easy and fun crafts.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 8.25" Height: 10" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Nov 20, 2007
ISBN 1932234780 ISBN13 9781932234787
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More About Aranzi Aronzo, Rui Munakata, Ashok Agarwal, Frances Murphy & Lawrence F. Locke
Aranzi Aronzo claim variously to be a Mexican - Japanese man and Norwegian Vietnamese - Indian man, working at securities firms and playing the tambourine full- time. All we really know about them, however, is that they are actually two sisters who create mischief and fun through easy and cute crafts.
Reviews - What do customers think about Aranzi Aronzo Cute Dolls?
Cute and bigger Jul 25, 2008
I bought the Cute Book and loved it so I decided to buy this one as well. Same characters and a few new ones only bigger. Great instructions and photos. Any one who loves to make cute thing will love this book.
Very cool dolls. Easy to make. Jun 16, 2008
This is the first doll book I've been interested in. The instructions are funny, simple and easy to follow. I've made the spacey bear and the panda and both are just adorable. Planning on making them all! I wish the full size patterns were included (you have to use a copy machine to enlarge some of them). Happy crafting.
Cute, cute, cute Dolls!!! Jun 4, 2008
This is a fabulous book for making cute two-dimensional dolls! Since the recommended fabric for these dolls is jersey knit- I use old t-shirts to make them! Recycling and crafting all in one! Most of the patterns in this book are recommended to enlarge on a photocopier- or you can make smaller versions without enlarging. These dolls are great to hand sew- making it a great little craft for all ages!
Great book with good ideas! Mar 25, 2008
I have really enjoyed looking this book over, and have chosen more than one pattern to try. the patterns and directions are clear and concise.
The Cute Book super-sized Mar 24, 2008
In "The Cute Book", readers were treated to patterns for making small felt versions of many of the Aranzi Aronzo characters (if you aren't familiar with the Aranzi Aronzo characters, check out the Aronzo website, '[...] - they're sort of like the Sanrio/Hello Kitty characters, only with more personality). "Cute Dolls" is another book of patterns for making Aronzo character dolls (18 patterns in total), but this time, the patterns are for full sized (8 - 12 inch) dolls, most of which are made from jersey cloth (t-shirt fabric).
As with "The Cute Book", the patterns are very easy to follow. The instructions are fully illustrated, making it so that you don't even need to read the words in order to make these dolls. The book is beautifully presented, with colour photographs throughout and the captions on each of the pictures are hilarious (for example "Make us cute or we'll be angry!").
This is the second book in the Aranzi Aronzo "Let's Make Cute Stuff" series. People who enjoy this book should also consider purchasing the other books in this series: "The Cute Book", "Fun Dolls" and "Cute Stuff".