Item description for Aranzi Aronzo Fun Dolls by Aranzi Aronzo & Anne Ishii...
Overview White Rabbit and Brown Bunny provide instructions on sewing, and patterns for making different kinds of dolls and other soft toys, including several different styles of bunny, a pig, a lamb, and cars.
Publishers Description From the makers of The Cute Book comes a book filled with patterns and instructions for crafting more than 20 brand-new whimsical characters. Full-color, oversized pictures and easy-to-follow instructions accompany each project, including directions for making Rabbity Rabbit and Silky Kay, Panda Bug, and the Unmotivated Kids.
“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: 0.5" Width: 8.5" Height: 10.5" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Nov 20, 2007
ISBN 1932234799 ISBN13 9781932234794
Availability 0 units.
More About Aranzi Aronzo & Anne Ishii
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 Fun Dolls?
Creative & Cute Stuffed Animals Mar 31, 2008
I am very pleased with this book. It has a great selection of stuffed toys making it hard to choose the first pattern to start with. The size of the toys are just right. I also love the creative writing that accompanies the directions. All in all a great book!
More cute dolls from Aranzi Aronzo Mar 24, 2008
"Fun Dolls" can be thought of as "Cute Dolls" volume 2. "Cute Dolls" provided patterns for making 18 full-sized (8-12 inch) Aranzi Aronzo character dolls (if you aren't familiar with the Aranzi Aronzo characters, check out the Aronzo website, www.aranziaronzo.com - they're sort of like the Sanrio/Hello Kitty characters, only with more personality) and "Fun Dolls" provides more of the same (18 more patterns). However, because most of the more popular and well-known Aronzo characters were dealt with in "Cute Dolls", this time around, the patterns are for some of the lesser characters (and, in some cases, ones that I had never even seen before). That's not to say that they're not cute, they are, but if you're looking for a pattern for making Brown Bunny or Bad Guy, you should buy "Cute Dolls" instead.
As was the case with the other Aronzo craft books, the patterns are easy to follow, the instructions are fully illustrated and there are colour photographs with hilarious captions throughout.
This is the third 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", "Cute Dolls" and "Cute Stuff".
Fun for both boys and girls! Mar 20, 2008
I love Aranzi Aronzo books for their super easy instructions and light-hearted tones. So far, this one's my favorite. I actually laughed out loud while flipping through the pages. I have a boy and a girl and there are tons of things in this book that both of them love. The patterns are so easy and there's no need to measure anything. A few of them suggest enlarging them slightly, but they look great as is! I definitely recommend this book to anyone looking to make cute and easy kids' toys.
fun stuff Feb 11, 2008
This is the first Aranzi Aronzo book that I picked up. I chose this over the other books because I liked the wider variety of dolls (snakes, cars, turtles, bears) that they featured. So far though I've only managed to make the bears, dogs and bunnies so it looks like I'll probably be picking up the original "cute dolls" as it seems to have more of the... er... cute dolls. Instructions are incredibly easy to follow. Another reviewer mentioned that the measurements are metric but I honestly haven't even noticed as I haven't had a need to measure anything because of the great pictures/explanations. I like the consistent reminders throughout the book to try new fabrics, to have fun and, of course, to make things cute.
Fun and Unusual Designs! Jan 31, 2008
I love the variety of designs in this book; there are ideas for both boys and girls such as stuffed cars, cute bunnies, bears, and snakes. The directions are very easy to follow, although all of the measurements are given in metric (finding a metric ruler was the hardest part of the whole process!). The narrative that goes with the instructions give the projects personality.