Aranzi Aronzo - Cuter Book
By Aranzi Aranzo
(Vertical, Hardcover, 9781934287828, 80pp.)
Publication Date: October 12, 2010
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Over 40 different patterns and instructions on how to make your own Aranzi cute plush doll, accompanied with bright color photographs of the characters in action. Filled with the same irreverent humor that made the characters pop to life in The Complete Aranzi Aranzo, The Cuter Book is a simple instructional book for crafters of all ages and skill levels.
The Cuter Book contains detailed design patterns that are easy to understand by inexperienced crafters, and still unique enough to be appreciated by veteran craft masters.
New doll patterns include:
Holiday themed dolls-
Ghouly, Mr. Tree, Santa, Rudolf & Reindeer, Miss Pumpkin, Mr. Bag, Snowman & Snowbunny
Chuuko, Miss Kid, Tetsu, Mr. Happy, Pigton, Happy Fairy, Lambette
Black Cat, Cow, Elephant, Fox, Lizard, the Lil Fruits, The Alphabet Gang, Stallion, Lion, Flower, Chick, the Weathermen
Donkey, Penguin, Munky, Towel Dolls, Eyelash Bunny, Car Folk, Panda Bug, Red Birds, Snakes, Turtles
Aranzi Aronzo claim to be a Mexican-Japanese man and Norwegian Vietnamese-Indian man, working at securities firms and playing the tambourine full-time. What we do know about them, however, is that they are actually two sisters--Kinuyo Saito and Yoko Yomura--who create mischief and fun through high-cute (as in "high art") crafts and comics.
Besides having created and maintained a multi-million dollar independent enterprise of "Japanese cute" materials, stories, home accessories, furniture, dolls, and even alcohols, Aranzi Aronzo have also been responsible for the mascot design of the Aichi World Expo 2005.
Aranzi Aranzo's world of cute can be experienced online at http://www.aranziaronzo.com/.
“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
“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