“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 (wordpress.com) 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.