Saturday, December 18, 2010

Charity Project : Back To School (Update)


I am pleased to inform you that todate I have received more than 100 items for this project...I'm truly grateful to all of you. Terkejut dan tak terkata lah bila tengok barang2 tu semua...coz all the items received are really beautiful, extremely unique & highly creative. You all ni memang super talented & creative laaa....kecik rasa diriku ini..uhukk...uhukk...

Anyway, I'll update more photos of all the items received. Plus photos when I hand over these items to Elly. Fyi, she has already started to deliver other items collected from other donors to areas in Pantai Timur. Our items will be sent to the next destination in Perak.

OK ladies...nanti I update lagi...btw...if you terlepas the 20th Dec deadline...tak apa...just send over the items. Awal ke lambat I will make sure your items will be sent to the respective charity places...OK...

Take care

Ayu (016 4831744)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Charity Project : Back To School

Salam semua,

All of us love doubt about that. We have managed to produce so many beautiful handicrafts for sale or as gift to our love ones. But why not for a change let us do it for charity.

So, dengan rasa rendah hatinya saya ingin mengajak rakan2 'crafters' semua bersama-sama Pondok Craft untuk melaksanakan 'Charity Project' ini.

All you need to do is :

1. Sew any items that relate to 'Going Back To School'. For example, pencil case, tuition bag, colour pencil holder etc. Anything that is handmade by you. It's your design, your item.

Eg : Pencil Case

2. Courier your items to Pondok Craft (14, Lorong Perai Utama 5, Taman Perai Utama, 13600 Perai, Penang). We will compile all the items & distribute to Rumah Anak Yatim.

Pn Elly of Sanggar Suri ( is kind enough to help us to distribute these items.

Deadline : 20th Dec 2010.

Come on Ladies...let's do this. Let's make this happen.

Alhamdulillah it has been a great year. So let's do this demi untuk mencari keberkatan dari Allah swt ke atas setiap usaha & rezeki yang kita cari.


016 4831744

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Our Latest News

Salam Aidil Adha To All,

We have been quiet for the past few months. Blog pun tak update...sales aktiviti pun tak dak. Well...bukan lah sebab Pondok Craft dah berkubur but my sis and I were very busy with family commitment that we have to lay low for a while.

OK...enough with that...what's new???

Our online store....!!!... For those of you who have been following us from the beginning may have notice that our online store dah non-existent anymore. Dah kena hack sampai 2 kali which has resulted in all the files being deleted. I gave up tak mau pakai Zen Cart anymore.

So...hari ni nak announce online store baru. Masih under construction i.e tgh upload all the products. But, you can go in there and check out.

Why do I choose this online store & what is so special about it?
  • Cheap - it only cost me RM88 to set up. It includes domain name, hosting & online template.
  • Payment system - ipay88. Our new online store allows you to make payment using both internet banking & credit card. Price (RM88) we pay is inclusive of that.
  • Poslaju services.
  • Melaka govt project. I can ride on their promotion.
(Psst...those who are interested to set up..please let me & I can give you the contact person...there's an incentive for introducer laaaa)

This is Pondok Craft's new online store :

To all our blog followers....I need a favour....

Can you please go into the website, click register account and register your e-mail add.

All new customer account registered between now until 30th Nov 2010 will receive a 10% discount coupon (via e-mail) for any purchase of Pondok Craft's product in 2011.

So...apa lagi...cepat...cepat...cepat...

Our physical store....For next year..Insyaallah kalau diizinkan Allah swt we will have 1 new staff to help us man the shop. With that our shop will be operating 7 days a week. Nak attend classes pun will no longer be limited to Saturday & Sunday sahaja...Hope this will be a great relieve to those yang nak datang tapi selalu plan agak terbantut coz my sis & I were not in.

OK...that's all for now.

Thank you so much to all our customers & followers for a great year. Keep following coz there will be lots of great things in store for 2011.

Take Care

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

October - Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Just in case you don't know...October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I have to admit I was very ignorant before this and same goes with my sister, Afdera...we always thought that we will be forever healthy and never bother to do any medical check up.

Not until 2007 when our eldest sister, Mariana was diagnosed with Breast Cancer Stage 3. Our very first reaction when we were told of this did that happen? Nobody in our family has any history of did she get this??...The answer is plain & don't need to have any family history in order to be diagnosed with Breast Cancer. It all lies in the food that you eat...!!!

She had to go through the necessary operation, chemotherapy & radio therapy and was under huge medication. It's been 3 years already and if you had a chance to see her now you will be surprise to note how healthy & lively she look. Nobody will even know or realise that she is actually a cancer survivor.

I want to share with you an article she wrote in the Star newspaper.

She is also featured in October Month Women's Weekly Magazine (Malaysian Edition)

To all of you ladies...if you have been as ignorant as I was before...well...wake up...go for your medical check up. If you have family members or maybe you yourselves are currently diagnose with cancer...please read my sister's may give you some motivation or strength...InsyaAllah...!!

I hope this sharing helps....!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bernina Sewing Machine - Brand New


I've been wanting to advertise & promote this for quite sometime tapi tak it is.....

Bernette 82e

Price = RM2,500

Bernette e92c

Price = RM3,300

Bernina 800DL (Mesin Jahit Tepi)

Price = RM2,000

Aurora 440 Quilter's Edition

Price = RM8,200

There are so many other companies or agents selling sewing machine either of the same or different brands. I'm sure the question that you will be asking me is that...why should we buy from you?

Here are the addition to buying the machine, we are giving you :

a) 10% discount (lifetime) to all purchase of Pondok Craft's fabrics, tools & other items.
b) 10% discount to attend any classes conducted by Pondok Craft.
c) 10% discount voucher to attend classes conducted by our biz partner :
d) Free 1 sewing kit
e) Free 1 lesson (price of material not included)
f) Free Ebook on "Buat Duit Dengan Blog" and "100 Cara Promosi Tingkatkan Web Trafik Anda"
g) Your blog link will be included in our promo material (eg newsletter, email, etc)
h) Opportunity to join our booth (with no charge) in selling craft products in any event join by Pondok Craft.
i) Lifetime after sales support

Please e-mail to for detail product brochure & payment method.



Thursday, August 5, 2010

Meeting with Rosita Jaafar

I'm very sure most of you know the existence of this woman...Rosita Jaafar. (

I met her for the first time a few weeks ago when both of us attended 1 keusahawanan taklimat kat INSKEN. I was so impressed to see how gorgeous she is..the way she dressed, talked & how she carried herself. For once in my life I felt so intimidated.I'm already very terror in my existing profession but I'm still a freshie in this industry (kraftangan & jahitan)...That's why la terasa diri ini begitu kecik sekali..

Anyway..during that taklimat all of us were given a chance to talk briefly about our business. What really caught my attention was when she mentioned to us that her students were able to earn on average of RM20K per month...Being a mata duitan myself, I wasted no time to ask her how they did it...

And today...the secrets have been revealed...hehehe......Sure semua orang saspen nak tau apa secret dia.. Aiyo...dah nama pun secret...mana boleh bagitau...Hehehe...bukan kedekut ilmu laa....biarlah I test dulu tgk boleh ke consistently earn a minimum of that amount or not..


Saturday, July 31, 2010

Baby Panel

These baby panels are still available in stock. We have limited units so if you did have plan to buy it's your chance..grab it before it's gone.

Price = RM35
Postage = RM6






To order...sms to 016 4831744 or e-mail

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fat Quarter - Stock Clearance (Part 3)

Salam To All,

Fat Quarter (18"x22") STOCK CLEARANCE.


Postage = RM6 (Fixed regardless number of items)



K053 - SOLD


To order sms 0164831744 or e-mail

Monday, July 19, 2010

Fat Quarter - Stock Clearance (Part 2)

Salam To All,

Fat Quarter (18"x22") STOCK CLEARANCE.


Postage = RM6 (Fixed regardless number of items)

K018 - SOLD

K020 - SOLD


K024- SOLD

To order...sms 016 4831744 or email

Fat Quarter - Stock Clearance

Salam To All,

Fat Quarter (18"x22") STOCK CLEARANCE.

Postage = RM6 (Fixed regardless number of items)

                             K001- SOLD

K003 - SOLD


K009 - SOLD


K015 - SOLD

To order..sms 016 4831744 or email

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Kenapa Usahawan Melayu Selalu Gagal Dalam Perniagaan?

Hari ni my entry is a little bit different from other days. It’s a bit long…so please bear with me.

Many of you may not know my full background..I have 3 yrs working experience from a big audit firm, 10years as accountant in a public listed company. Within that 10 years of job function include everything from how to prepare a full sets of account, how to prepare a budget, manage company cashflow, credit collection (ni kira mcm professional ‘along’), business development and my most favourite job was in procurement where it gave me lots of knowledge on where to find cheap but quality items. Although I resigned in 2007, I did not straight away venture into business but instead I took up licence in financial planning. Reason??...Because I want to equip myself with marketing & selling skills. And financial planning industry is the best place to give me that.

Bukan bertujuan untuk mendabik dada atau meninggi diri dengan segala pengalaman yang I ada tapi I do believe I am very qualified to raise this issue.

From my observation, rata2 kebanyakkan orang melayu kita ni gagal untuk berjaya atau buat bisnes sekerat jalan ..because they don’t have the RIGHT ATTITUDE…!!!


MALAS : Malas nak belajar atau nak ambik tahu tentang skil yang perlu ada sebelum nak bukak bisnes. Business Plan perlu ada so that you know what will be the direction of your business..& what you wanted to do & achieve, how to market your product etc. While your business is running, you need to have a budget so that you can control your spending. You will also need knowledge tentang Cashflow management atau pengurusan alirantunai. Sad to say..ini lah penyebab utama kenapa bisnes orang melayu selalu bungkus. Tak reti nak manage cashflow. Never save money as emergency or reserve for future expansion.

TAKUT : Takut nak tanya, takut nak buat sale, takut nak cuba benda yang baru atau become innovative. In the end, bangsa lain jauh ke hadapan taking the opportunity tapi kita masih dengan perasaan takut kita. You don’t know what you will or can achieve until you try.

MALU : Orang Melayu memang terkenal dengan sifat pemalu. Tapi biarlah malu tu bertempat. Kalau kita perlu bertanya atau bergerak kehadapan untuk peningkatan diri sendiri…buang perasaan malu tu. Paling I tak faham sekali bila malu nak buat sale. How can you expect people to know of your existence if you don’t go out & do marketing & selling.

TAK CONFIDENT : You will never be confident if you don’t try. You will never be confident if you don’t equip yourself with the right knowledge. You will never be confident if you mingle with negative people.

RIAK : Tak kiralah sebesar mana pun kejayaan kita, sebesar mana rezeki yang kita dapat..semuanya kurniaan Allah swt. Sekaya mana kita sekalipun..ingatlah sekelip mata saja Allah swt boleh tarik balik.

DENGKI : When my sister & I first decide to set up Pondok Craft, we are fully aware of this little evil feeling call ‘perasaan hasad dengki’ yang amatlah terkenal dikalangan orang2 Melayu..(well..bangsa lain pun I’m sure ada jugak). But due to our upbringing & the RIGHT ATTITUDE that is always instill upon us by our parents, we always said to ourselves that if we ever come across this situation where there are people yang ada perasaan hasad dengki terhadap Pondok Craft atau both of us…we are going to be cool about it. ..When our website was hacked twice..we said tak apa minor challenge saja. When someone bad mouth our little shop..we just smile and said Alhamdulillah. When ada yang criticize our product & pricing..we took it constructively. When ada yang buat fitnah..we didn’t get mad or jumpy about it coz we are not the type yang suka nak cari pasal or layan benda2 remeh and petty ni. I think we are too educated for that..(alamak…riak a bit.. riak bertempat tak pa kot..). And when some other business has similar name as our Pondok Craft name…it is a huge question mark to us of why is this happening. Although we are not really happy about it and deep down we truly appreciate for that person to change to other name. Don’t get me wrong..kami sikit pun tak ada perasaan buruk sangka towards that could be an honest coincident,,.it’s just that..takut customer confuse saja…anyway, rezeki Allah swt tu banyak. If your product is good, people will still buy from you. But you need to be unique and original in order not to confuse the market.

Why do you need to be cool & calm dengan perasaan hasad dengki atau whatever challenge you are facing?

1. Every challenge has its solution. If you are being emotional, you will not have a sound & clear mind to think of a reasonable solution to your problem.

2. Kalau orang dengki atau buat fitnah, don’t waste your time or energy. You should pull your energy untuk mencari jalan untuk memajukan your bisnes. Tak payah buang masa dengan perkara atau orang yang nak menjatuhkan you.

3. Dengki, marah, emotional...these are all feelings that boleh bagi you stress. Bila stress nanti jatuh sakit. We want to have a healthy life. It has to start with great & happy feelings. So, tolong buang penyakit hati ni.

Pondok Craft is still far from being successful & big. But trust me…dengan izin Allah swt…we will be there 1 day…InsyaAllah.!!!...coz we highly believe in...RIGHT ATTITUDE & NEVER GIVE UP...!!!

Lastly, all I wanted to say is that…when you have the RIGHT ATTITUDE (Rajin, Berani, Opportunist, Confident, Bersyukur)..just ignore people with the WRONG ATTITUDE...and FOCUS your energy in order to achieve what you want. Always strive to BE DIFFERENT and INNOVATIVE in order to capture the market’s interest. Don’t be shy to ask & learn from others..even if you are brilliant accountant, a successful doctor, a well known engineer or a famous lawyer…that doesn’t mean you tak boleh bertanya or belajar dari orang2 yang mempunyai lesser qualification than you. LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKE. If you make 1’s OK…you will be better the next round. And the most important thing is…DON’T EVER GIVE UP…!!!

If you dream to have your own business 1 day..I urge that you instil upon you the RIGHT ATTITUDE. will be successful.

OK…I’ve said whatever I wanted to say…Feel free to give me your comment.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Mummy & Kiddy Matching Bags's an about if you make matching bags for yourself and your these.....

Ok tak??...Ini maybe sesuai utk anak perempuan. Kalau nak match dgn anak lelaki..well...gotta find other type of fabric...But then...come to think of it...does your son wants to carry a matching bag with his mum??... Hmm...I kena tanya my own boys...

P/S : I seriously need to brush up on my photo taking...hmm...maybe it's the camera..(cari alasan nak beli camera baru or paksa kawan yg ada kucing jantan nama Popo tolong ambik....)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Corine's Giveaway

To tell you the truth..I am not really into giveaways or contest. Well, not that I don't like freebies but most of the time I didn't win anything. So, as a result...selalu cepat give-up...malas and anything yang sewaktu dengannya.

But...this time is different...the 1 person who is currently having her 1st ever giveaway is...none other than our respectful & beautiful SIFU/MENTOR/CIKGU BESAG.....yup...she is Corine of

If you have never been to her must make a point to check the blog out. She has given us a lot of support, motivation and not forgetting the many brilliant techniques/teachings that both my sister and I will cherish forever.

So...apa tunggu lagi..beb...check her blog, be a follower and join lah this giveaway.....

You stand a chance to win 1 of these...

P/S : I still hope for once in my life..(*exaggerate*) will win this giveaway..kan Corine..kan..kan..(i'm winking at you now)...

Lots of Love,

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

What Type Of Bag Are You?

I always believe that a woman's character is dictated by the type of bag that she carries. Do you agree with me?

Take these bags for instance :

The woman who carries this bag is soft & sweet. Very feminine. Loves beautiful things in her life. A true woman of leisure.

A simple woman who doesn't like complication. Is very serious at work. A very compliance and detail person.

A very busy but organized mother. She is highly capable to juggle between her career and motherhood. A no nonsense type of woman.

And...finally....THIS IS ME....!!!!

A sling bag indicates an active person who loves to carry it across the shoulder. Floral type of fabric coz she loves beautiful things. Black - a no nonsense type of woman who doesn't take no for an answer.

This bag is still not complete (a WIP)...sama macam tuan dia yang sometimes can be in a state of confusion..he..he...

All materials and fabrics for all the above bags can be purchase from our store. If you wish to learn to make all these beautiful 016 4831744 for appointment.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


THIS IS IT....It's time for me to announce the lucky winners..My apologies sebab terlambat 1 hari. Diharap tak ada yang merajuk, kecik hati, bebai ataupun sentap...

Kepada yang tak menang jangan kecik hati...ok..Selections are not at random but based on write up or posting that catch my attention...

1st Grand Prize Winner who will walk away with these beautiful stash of fabrics from our 'secret gerobok', plus 1 benang mettler & 1 zip.........goes to.....azaidris of

2nd Grand Prize Winner who will also walk away with stash from our secret gerobok plus 1 zip....goes to... Dura of

And 3 hadiah saguhati goes to these 3 lucky winners who will take the following hadiah.

Liana of She will take away this Cross Stitch mag with 3 dmc thread. Hope she will use this as a  starting point for her to start this as a hobby.

Alya of Hope she likes this fat quarter.

Last sekali, Nida of I'm giving 1 fat quarter jugak. Hope she likes it.

To the rest of you yg hantar submission...from the bottom of my heart I just want to express my utmost appreciation & gratitude for your support. You all pun tak walk away empty handed. I'm giving ALL of you a further 10% discount for purchase of any of our fabrics, tools, finished products & enrolment to our classes. Tapi this discount tak termasuk purchase of sewing machine..(sorry...) coz sewing machine akan ada it's own attractive package which I will be announcing soon...!! Offer valid until 31st August 2010 and  only for 1 single purchase/receipt saja..

To the winners, please e-mail or sms me your address so that I can send you the prizes.
To the rest yg nak utilize the discount, please quote GA in your sms/email to me when you place your order.

Last but not least, thank you again for your support. It's a real pleasure doing business with all of you. Please visit us again..kat blog or mai ke kedai. We are still small now but we will grow big 1 day..InsyaAllah. Your support is very important to us..

That's all for now...

Thank you.

For Pondok Craft,
Ayu & Afdera (my shy sister who seldom makes appearance in this blog..)