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"show more