Item description for The Cute Book by Aranzi Aronzo...
Overview Provides instructions for making different kinds of felt dolls, including monkeys, frogs, and aliens.
Publishers Description The world of craftsters is full of things Japanese Cute - kawaii, and the look created by Aranzi Aronzo is familiar to many but not until now has a single one of the hundreds of bootleg American copies they've sold been in English. Finally these priceless books of mascots, accessories, clothing and well, just about everything, come in ready-to-read English!
“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
“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”.- Popcultureshock
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: 5.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Feb 6, 2007
ISBN 1932234683 ISBN13 9781932234688
Availability 4 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 22, 2016 11:27.
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More About Aranzi Aronzo
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 The Cute Book?
Its so cute! Jul 25, 2008
I love making dolls and when I saw this book I had to have it. The instruction are easy to follow with plenty of pictures. It's easy enough for kids of maybe 8 and older. Cute characters and funny sayings are on every page. I recommend this book.
Not very useful May 12, 2008
Crew currently making sock dolls and wanted a book to help me with how to attach arms and legs and ideas for clothes. I thought this was such a book that really the patterns aren't anything you could use as they are too small and the instructions aren't very good or complete. I don't really like the book and wish I could return it
Fun craft book for adults and children Apr 3, 2008
On the first day I had this book I made six mascots! What a fun and satisying book this is. You need only felt, embroidery thread, glue, and needle and scissors! My 8 and 10 year old daughters could make them and my 4 year old son loves playing with them. Wool felt or partial wool felt works better than acrylic felt since it's easier to cut and looks neater and less fuzzy than acrylic felt.
The title says it all Mar 24, 2008
This is the first book in the Aranzi Aronzo "Let's Make Cute Stuff" series and the title says it all. This book contains patterns for making 19 different little felt Aranzi Aronzo 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). Each doll is about 3-4 inches in height and they are very easy to make. I've made two of them so far, and each took me only a couple of hours. The book, itself, is beautifully presented, it is in full colour, with fully illustrated instructions (these illustrations make the instructions so easy to follow that you don't even need to read the words).
People who enjoy this book should also consider purchasing the other books in this series: Aranzi Aronzo Cute Dolls (Let's Make Cute Stuff) (which contains patterns for larger versions of the Aronzo characters featured in this book), Aranzi Aronzo Fun Dolls (Let's Make Cute Stuff) and Aranzi Cute Stuff; as well as Lovable Mini-Dolls, which is not an Aronzo book but contains patterns for making Japanese felt dolls.
Great for kids! Mar 6, 2008
The title of this book is really appropriate. This is such a cute book! The instructions and illustrations are so clear, even a 5 yr old could follow them. Coincidentally, this is also the age I would recommend this book to. Anyone with small children who can follow simple craft instructions would love this book. My 4 yr old was so excited when we received it in the mail, immediately flipping through the pages and figuring out what he wanted first! LOL Actually, I suppose kids up to Pre-teen and burnt out adults who are looking for a simple "no stress" weekend craft project would like this too! All in all, it's just a silly, fun and CUTE book that really has no purpose but brightens up your day. =)