Saturday, November 24, 2012

Small Business Saturday!

I have some very exciting news for you fellow crafters! 
There will be a 5 week small group business training starting January 7th. 
This course is designed specifically for small business owners who want to make a profit from selling their hand crafted items. We will only be accepting 10 applicants to join us for this 5 week training.

Pre-Order your spot now through 11/26 
and save more than 70% off the retail price of the training!

Price goes up on 11/27!

For more information, feel free to email me at:

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

BIG Changes!

I have taken my last custom order for the year and will only be posting/selling patterns and RTS items from here on out!

Thank you to EVERYONE who has ordered a custom hat from me in the last 2 years! I have loved creating them for you!


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Good Witch :)

Can you tell I have Halloween on the brain? 

"I'll get you my pretty!"

Halloween orders need to be placed and paid for by October 10th for guaranteed shipping in time for the holiday! I WILL be busy, so please order sooner, rather than later! 

You can get your own version of this witch hat HERE.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Bearded Hat for Kids!

I have been so excited about this cute bearded hat that I made as an early birthday present for my son. 

He LOVES it. 
This should keep him nice and warm this fall and winter. Plus it looks adorable on him.

What do you think?? 

You can order your own custom kids bearded crochet hat HERE.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Baby Bump

Today I am 37 weeks pregnant! I wanted to share a more personal photo to show you how big this baby is!
In a few more weeks I'll have a new model for my crochet hats ;)

Hope you are all having a great day :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

New Owl Designs

I'm so excited to show you my newest owl designs (by custom request). You really can choose any color and style you want!

Order your own custom owl hat HERE.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Tiger Pattern

I'm excited to announce my very first official tutorial for sale!

Check it out by clicking HERE

Be one of the first 10 to use the code "HALFOFF" in the Etsy shop and get the pattern for only $2.50!

Thank you to my pattern testers! If you want to be notified of future patterns or to be a tester for me, follow My Sweet Somethings on Facebook!

An Owl and a Monster

Today I finished an order consisting of these 2 hats. I wanted to take photos and share them before they go to their new home! The models are pretty cute themselves, if I do say so myself. :)

You can purchase a custom owl hat by CLICKING HERE

Here is my little monster modeling a monster hat ;) Isn't he cute! 

 Order your custom blue monster hat by CLICKING HERE

I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend! 


P.s. What do you think of my new Facebook Timeline Cover?

Monday, July 9, 2012

July Promo!

Happy July! It's my husband's birthday today, AND I happen to be having a KILLER sale! 
Choose any of the following hats and pay only $20.00 each!
Cookie Monster Inspired Hat
Owl/Birdy Hat
Jack Skullington Hat ;)

This offer is only valid 7/9/2012 - 7/15/2012
All orders must be submitted by July 15, 2012 at 11:59pm PST
Shipping is $2.00 flat rate or FREE for pick up orders near Tacoma, WA
Limit 5 per customer

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! 


Friday, June 29, 2012

Free Pattern Friday - Reusable Crochet Cotton Facial Scrubbies

Do you like my new segment? Free Pattern Friday! I like the sound of that. Today I'll be sharing how I made my reusable cotton facial scrubbies! I use these for removing my makeup, washing my face, and applying astringent or essential oils to my face. They are 100% cotton, washable, and SO easy to make. You'll see.

Crochet Cotton Facial Scrubbies
Pattern by Ashley Ludlow

What you’ll need:
  • ·         4-ply worsted weight 100% cotton yarn
  • ·         Size J or 6.00 MM crochet hook (you can use any size hook you’d like!)
  • ·         Yarn needle
  • ·         Scissors

What stitches you’ll need to know:
  • ·         ch – chain
  • ·         sl st – slip stitch
  • ·         puff st – puff stitch (y/o, hook into the st, y/o, pull through and lift up – leave some slack, y/o, hook into the same st, y/o, pull through and lift up, y/o, hook into the same st, y/o, pull through and lift up, y/o, pull through all loops on the hook, secure with ch)


ch 3, sl st in first ch of the row to create a loop
*optional – pull yarn tail behind the hook and align with the loop so you can crochet over the top of it.

 Rnd 1) ch 1, 8 puff st in center loop (see how to do the puff stitch above in BOLD), sl st into the space between the 1st and 2nd puff stitches.

Rnd 2) ch 1, 2 puff st in same space, 2 puff st in next ch space and in between every puff stitch from the previous round (16 puff st), sl st into the space between the 1st and 2nd puff stitches of that round, finish off and tie or sew in the ends.

See? How easy was that?

You can make these in any color or size you want! Have fun with it. 

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Miss Abby

Yet another Abby Cadabby inspired hat I wanted to share. She's a popular character! I really love how the colors pop. Such a sweet hat. This would be perfect as a birthday present or a baby shower gift!

I am working on getting this one written down in pattern form for all of you crocheters out there! 
Hang tight for that, but until then, you can get your Abby hat here:


Friday, May 18, 2012

Meet Mr. and Mrs. Mouse

So, these hats were obviously not made for my kids... (a little big, yes?)
But HOW CUTE are they?? 

I love how they turned out. 
You can get one of your own here:

Monday, May 14, 2012

Organ Donation Awareness

I was asked to make a headband with an applique of an organ donation awareness ribbon on it.
I love how it turned out, and I wanted to share it with you.

I have a feeling I'll be making more of these in colors like:
Pink (breast cancer awareness)
Yellow (military awareness)
Red (heart health awareness)
and many other colors that represent important reasons for awareness! 

What cause are you supporting? 

Let me know in the comments section below.

You can order this headband for yourself or for a group of people attending a local event:


New Improved Piggy

I'm constantly trying to improve and make my creations more stunning. I'm excited to show you the new version of the Miss Piggy inspired hat.

I love how it turned out. 
I often get attached to projects like this one because I hand stitch each piece in place. 

You can purchase a hat inspired by Miss Piggy and customized just for you here:

Hope you all are having a great beginning to your week!


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Hats with Paws

Every time I think of this hat, I giggle inside. It literally makes me giddy. I made this as a custom, first-time order for a customer and friend. Don't you just LOVE it?

Versions of this hat I would love to make:
(oh my!)

You can purchase your own custom animal hat with paws here:

What animal would you like to see made with paw mittens?