Pretty, Handmade Hijab Brooches




“A package has arrived for you,” said Masood when he called me from work. “It’s from your friend Nisa in Singapore.”

“REALLY?! Nisa sent me a package? Well, what does it contain?”

“Um, I’m not sure. You’ll have to find out later yourself…oh wait, it says scarves on the customs declaration sticker.”

“Open it up, quick!”


*long silence from Masood, but I could hear him opening the package*


“Um, let’s see…there are a couple of scarves; some small, girly, flowery things, and a note.”

“What flowery things?”

“Maybe something to attach to your scarf.”

Jaldi se take a picture and email me!”

“No, you’ll have to wait until later tonight.”


And so wait I did. And it wasn’t easy. But definitely worth it!



I love the scarves; they’re my favorite colors, and I love the handmade brooches even more! And I have already decided where to wear them first. There’s also a small handwritten note peeking out between the scarves. I love handwritten notes.




Aren’t they adorable?

And you know what, I haven’t even met Nisa in person. We got to know each other through our blogs. I don’t remember who visited whose blog first but the friendship started back when my ( blog had only a handful of posts.

She makes a variety of these brooches in gorgeous print, patterns and colors. The ones she sent me are made of fabric, but she also makes brooches from beads. If you’re interested, I suppose you can place an order with Nisa by leaving a comment on her blog. I’ve seen her work on Facebook and they are all so pretty!

Nisa, thank you so much. This was such a beautiful surprise!


Disclaimer: I have not, in any way, been asked, paid, forced, or threatened verbally or physically by Nisa to write this post or advertise the brooches. But considering how much I loved these cute little things, I knew I had to share them with you.

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36 Responses to Pretty, Handmade Hijab Brooches

  1. Masood Ilyas says:

    It’s sweet gesture, mashaAllah. Internet wiped off the boundaries made by humans.
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  2. Mrs Umer f.k.a Miss Sue says:

    Aren’t they the cutest??!! hehe the rest of us were grabbing our favourites too when Nisa brought them to one of our gatherings!! She is amazing with her hands and abundance of creativity up her sleeves! 🙂 hehe and no she didn’t threatenened me in any manner too… lol 😉

  3. Lat says:

    The brooches look so cute! And the scarves are such a sweet colour! Those are wonderful gifts from Nisa and they are even handmade.I’m impressed!

  4. Specs says:

    That is the sweetest! :-))))

    • nadia says:

      It is, Specs!

      I’d been thinking…the day I became creative (and actually accomplish to finish something pretty) I’d probably host a giveaway on this blog 😀

  5. Khanum says:

    nadia…m really touched by ur friend’s love for you… those items r so nice
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    • nadia says:

      Nisa is a multi-talented person. I often think, how does she manages everything (she used to work full time not so long ago and still manages to unleash her creative powers and look after her son and husband)? And most importantly, she’s very kind and sweet, mashaAllah.

  6. Nisa AK says:

    Awww, I’m even more touched that u like those stuff! In any case, I love surprising ppl 😛

    I wanted to send you the kind of scarves that I love cuz u once commented on my fb pics that my scarves are always in place 😀 I hope u give them a good wash, the market smell was still lingering on them when i was packing! lolz

    I love ur disclaimer the most ROTFL
    Nisa AK recently posted..April the month of fools

    • nadia says:

      Nisa! The moment I laid eyes on that purple scarf, I am immediately reminded about that comment I made on FB! Of course, I still need to figure out how to neatly arrange the scarf and, more importantly, keep it in place 😀

      I have a different way of wrapping my scarves, so this might need some practicing.

      Now why would I wash the market smell right away? Can’t I enjoy the smell of Singapore for a few days? 😀

  7. Nisa AK says:

    Oh yah, I just realised i now have a special post on me and me alone on ur blog!!! YAY!!
    Thank u everyone for the kind words. Sharing lovable stuff with loved ones is kind of spreading the love right! 😉
    Nisa AK recently posted..April the month of fools

  8. Sabiha says:

    The brooches are very pretty Bhabhi. And especially I loved that handmade box. It’s very cute. 🙂

  9. 'liya says:

    Very pretty! I love how they look so fun with the buttons 🙂

  10. Tien says:

    That is so nice of Nisa! Those brooches are really pretty! Nisa’s so talented, I love how the buttons go so well with polka-dot ribbons 🙂 The colour of the scarves are beautiful too! Awwww, you must be soooo happy 😉
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  11. Alisha says:

    Oh I LOVE them! The scarves seem like cotton and so I think it will stay in place…just despise the silk ones. And the brooches…they are soo cute, never seen any like it. You’re lucky to have such a thoughtful friend. 🙂
    Alisha recently posted..Oh who’s gonna win the world cup

    • nadia says:

      Hello Alisha!

      I don’t know much about fabric, but I think these scarves are a mix of cotton and something else, but not silk. I do have a couple of silk scarves and I know what you mean! I tried the purple one on last night over an under-scarf and it sat nicely 🙂

  12. hello, nadia.

    i like this post. your friend is so thoughtful! 😀
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    • nadia says:

      Hello, dpsa!

      Oh, she truly is thoughtful! We haven’t ‘met’ yet, but we’ve been constantly in touch through our blogs and Facebook pages. Today it feels like I’ve known her forever.

  13. Aww, this is so adorable! The little brooches are well cute! 😀 Have you worn them yet, Nadia?

    && LOL! the disclaimer is the bestest!
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    • nadia says:

      No, I haven’t worn them yet, Smiley. I told Masood I need a new dress to go with the new brooches 😀

      Regarding the disclaimer … I thought it was necessary to make things transparent around here 😉

  14. eva626 says:

    so cute!…the scarves are so pretty and the button flowers were adorable!… do you and your friend exchange presents often over mail??

  15. Zaira says:

    Assalamualaikum Nadia,
    Nisa is very creative in making those cute brooches. I wonder how you wear those scarves.

    • nadia says:

      Walaikum Assalam, Zaira. Nisa is indeed creative, mashaAllah. I have used the brooches a couple of times already, but had forgotten to take pictures. Will try to take photographs next time, inshaAllah 🙂

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