I like to think of The Unicorn Factory as the reverse conveyor belt of life, reinjecting the joy & colour that can get drained by the everyday.
I’ve started by creating joyful designs across fabrics, décor, homewares, accessories, stationery, personalised gifts and original art to help fill our homes & lives with things that make us smile.
Longer term The Unicorn Factory will also use Helen’s coaching background to encourage more joy in our lives, by creating safe spaces to express our whole selves, embracing everything that makes us human and unique – even the tough & inconvenient stuff!
When hubby and I moved to Bristol in 2013 we named our wifi ‘The Unicorn Factory’ and at the time I said it would make a great name for a business… but not for MY business. Despite my love of all things rainbow, glitter & unicorn at the time I was too scared to have a “fun” name for the coaching side biz I had at the time as I thought it would put people off 🙄
Fast forward three years to 2016, while on maternity leave with littleun I realised if I wanted to enjoy what I was doing it needed to be more “me”, so I finally got over myself and The Unicorn Factory became my biz home. It took a while to work out the mummy, day job & side biz juggle though and just as I was starting to find my groove in 2018 things in the day job and health side of my life started to go tits up and The Unicorn Factory was put on hold…
After walking away from yet another soul (and health) destroying job in early 2020 I knew it was time to get on with creating some of the things I’d dreamt of for so long.
I’ve always been a creator in some shape or form – from all the Blue Peter builds of my childhood to getting my degree from the National Centre for Computer Animation in Bournemouth – but while doing various “sensible” jobs I lost touch with some of that creativity along the way.
Going forward I will be putting design and creativity right at the heart of what I do, and build something that I know I need in my life… hoping it will bring lots of joy to your life too!
JoyFULL updates are your midweek invitation to join me in The Unicorn Factory for a virtual cuppa while I give you sneak peeks, crafty ideas and a great big socially-distanced hug!
Sign up for JoyFULL updates and you will get…
- A free A4 digital Hummingbird Dance print (download & print at home)
- Behind the scenes updates on the development of my next collection
- Fabric crafting & sewing ideas suitable for the less confident among us (that includes me!) while still being quick, easy & fun for the pros!
- A weekly virtual hug – aka a few words to inspire self-compassion, kindness & encouragement
- Update on weekly offers across fabrics, homewares, stationery & more