Author(s): Aranzi Aronzo
An instruction manual on how to make 17 different small objects featuring the Aranzi Aronzo menagerie of cute characters. Hot off the trail of the runaway hit craft book The Cute Book and Aranzi Machine Gun series, Cute Stuff provides instructions on how to make everyday items and accessories like hair ties, book covers, key holders and a slew of appliques fresh from the Aranzi denizens.
"The Aranzi Aronzo line is the latest manifestation of the Japanese love of cuteness. Created by two Japanese women, the characters are neither as bland as Hello Kitty nor as bizarre as the San-x creations. Vertical has set up a website where readers can sample previews of the books and upload photos of their own creations, and they have several more Aranzi Aronzo books on their list."" "- "MangaBlog"
On the Aranzi Aronzo line, .,."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,"" - "PopCultureShock.com
""So, if you've been dying to try out a Japanese book, but have stayed away because of the language barrier - you don't have to wait any longer! Not only can you make those cute dolls, but the accessories that have their image too!" - "www.stacysews.com
""One look through this book of dolls and you will want to make them all! These aren't your typical, cute dolls. The dolls in this book are funky and unique, just like the lay-out of the book itself." -- "About.com"
"Cute Stuff is highly recommended for the novelty of its individual crafts projects, and the many, many hours of personal pleasure and sense of accomplishment they will afford." -- "Midwest Book Review"
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 high-cute (as in "high art") crafts. Sisters Kinuyo Saito and Yoko Yomura founded Aranzi Aronzo in 1991, as an extension of the imaginative play they've engaged in together since childhood. Their stable of character comprises dozens of players, including moody and mischievous animals.