About

IMG_0618Hello! I’m Jess Beeley, a crafter living slap-bang in the middle of Limerick city, Ireland. My head is constantly fizzing with ideas for new ways to make crafty goodness. I get really excited about working on new projects and nothing makes me happier than working with felt!

bettyoctopus was born back in 2009 and has evolved in way I never imagined. I have made everything imaginable from felt – accessories, jewellery, artwork and even clocks – and now concentrate on designing all your favourite characters and making cool and easy PDF sewing patterns for YOU to get crafting.
In 2016 I turned my hand to enamel pin design and now I’m addicted! I set up a successful Kickstarter campaign for my first pins which are available in my Etsy shop.
When I’m not designing I am usually snuggled up with my best buddies: my daughter, husband and cat Buster. I’m also a podcast addict.
My patterns and designs have been featured in Craftseller, Handmade Christmas and Handmade Home magazines, and my work was profiled in The Irish Times.
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