Eid Celebrations

Eid is usually a hectic but fun filled affair at our house. Everyone comes over to eat my mum’s delicious lunch and then stays for conversation, food and games.

My youngest sister kindly bought some Eid balloons which we put up.

I didn’t get a chance to take many photos as it was a full house with 16 adults and 9 children and with other relatives dropping by at various intervals (our latest guests left at 11.30pm!), but I managed to get few photos of gifts that we shared with one another. Traditionally children are given money and sweets are shared among the adults but in our family we try and give each other gifts when we can. I love that my mum still doesn’t think we’re too old to receive Eid money, even if others do.

I bought these initial mugs for my sisters that I thought were quite unique.

And for all my little nieces I ended up with a rainbow theme of t-shirt, bracelets, sweets and other little bits. They were so excited to receive a bag of colourful goodies.

My eldest sister decorated and personalised these boxes for each of us that I thought was really nice. I loved my ombre clutch, which will go perfectly with an outfit I plan to wear at a family wedding next month. I also got lots of chocolate and a scented rose (which I forgot to include a picture of) from my other sisters.

We all had a great day which was full of lovely clothes, amazing food and smiles. I hope that others celebrating Eid had a lovely day as much as we all did.

Feroza launch

I have been working over the past few weeks on a new online shop with my three sisters Happy Muslim Mama, Harlequin and JoJo called Feroza, and good news, its the official launch today!

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We are selling South East Asian influenced jewellery and Islamic accessories as well as handcrafted cards and anything else that’s beautiful, cool, fun or geeky that fits our style.

We named the shop Feroza which was our grandmother’s name, who was treasured by us all and it also means turquiose which is our mum’s favourite colour.

Here’s some of the items that we are selling at http://feroza.myshopify.com/

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