I really love the mittens, too! I made myself a gray pair with black cuffs and one of my daughters a pair that are lavendar with purple and pink cuffs- I just haven't taken pics of those yet.
Ingrid- I just co with two strands of wool for the beginning of the cuff then cut one strand and add a fun fur strand until I get so far up. Then you cut the fun fur and keep knitting.
They were really very easy once I understood all of the directions in the pattern (first time following a pattern). It was also my first time with short rows and felting.
They came from the book Felted Knits.