Betty is an embroidered character Michelle created especially for her Facebook page. Michelle uploads the latest edition, rather like a weekly journal, in the early evening every Friday and has done so now for several years. Michelle purposefully decided early on that Betty would wear the same outfit for each of her adventures. A spotted skirt, plain blouse, boots, shoes, Fisherman's jumper and duster coat depending on the season.
Betty is inspired by Michelle's family, friends and in particular the travel writings of Isabella Bird, a 19th century traveller. Inspiration for Betty is rooted in the everyday ponderings of life - not the big events but rather the more quiet moments in-between.