These actual reviews can be found on AVA's etsy site @ www.etsy.com/shop/avafluffandstuff
Check out our ottoman in this gorgeous home!!
With all the stylish items that can be made with Tibetan Fur, it you want to save a few dollars, you can make them yourself. You can find the Tibetan Fur or (Mongolian Fur) and Lucite or acrylic legs or bases and make them yourself. All that's needed are the legs, wood, upholstery cushion and fur. If you want to cover the wood bottom you may want to get a piece of fabric the length and width (plus 2"). You'll need a couple tools:
- measuring tape,
- screw driver and screws
- staple gun and staples
- box cutter
- knife ( to cut upholstery cushioning)
You can get the wood cut to size where you purchase it
You can get the acrylic and fur from my etsy store, https://www.etsystudio.com/shop/AvAFluffAndStuff or www.etsy.com/shop/avafluffandstuff or any other source.
If you contact me, I will send you instructions and pictures free of charge!! As soon as I figure out how to include pictures on this blog, I'll put the instructions here. lol
Everywhere you look, Mongolia Lamb Fur, or Tibetan Lamb Fur is everywhere. Faux fur is everywhere ( for those who don't like the real thing). There is no comparison to the real thing so far as looks and softness.
All colors are everywhere. I've tried to master them all!! Furniture, handbags, coats, where to we go from here? Stay tuned, there has to be something else.
I know I don't comment often, however there's some information that needs to be mentioned regarding caring for your Mongolian lamb fur items. You may have noticed that after a while your fur may seemed to have lost it's curl; (that is unless you rarely touch it!). The good news, is that you can get it back to looking fresh very easily.
All you need is a little water. Either with a spray bottle, or using your hands and a bowl. Simply wet the fur thoroughly and run your fingers thru it as you would your hair. Allow to air dry. After it dries the curl should be back. You can do this as often as necessary.
Note: Never put your long haired fur in the washing machine or dryer unless you like it straight and always use the delicate cycle and never spin!!
The most fun I've had with Mongolian Lamb Fur is making custom colors. I didn't realize how many shades of each color there is until I started dying it myself. I use acid dye where the acid is distilled vinegar so its completely harmless.
Imagine you can get fur in whatever color and shade you like! All that's needed is a swatch of something you'd like to match, or, a picture of something you want. These colors can be used on pillows, benches, ottomans, poufs, and chairs. So when you're visiting my store, the colors you see are not the end. There is a limitless variety!! So go ahead and have fun with color:)
All items at AVA Home & Design are individually made with care and the finest of fur. I got started making these as a result of finding faux fur pillows in a department store. They were cute but not the look and feel of elegance. I then decided to find out where I can purchase and make some for myself. After the company I was working for went out of business, making pillows just happened. Actually, it was all orchestrated by God. Everything just fell into place.
After attempts with different countries and vendors, I was made aware that there are different grades of fur. I learned to hard way that some shed really bad, probably due to storage and poor handling. Also, some have a very thin skin, that doesn't feel luxurious when touching or laying on it.
I also found that the fur actually gets softer with age!! Who knew!!
I'll be back with more of my journey later:)