February 2024 Feel Goodies. Add a little extra joy to your day with monthly reminders to do life your way. Be your own best friend.

Every month I share new Feel Goodies inspired by my patterns for fabric crafting & quilting alongside a reminder to keep doing life in our own way, at our own pace and on our own terms

In February we have a heart hexie quilt design with the theme “Be your own Best Friend” as a reminder to show yourself the same understanding, compassion & kindness that you give to your friends

There’s a FREE Calendar & Phone Wallpaper for all subscribers* and if you upgrade to become a paid subscriber you get ALL these printables PLUS phone, tablet & laptop wallpaper backgrounds too…

Quilting and crafting planners
Wallpaper Backgrounds
Note pages
Art Print
Feburary Calendars

(*on the Subscription page select None to subscribe for free and you will get the free planner calendar & phone wallpapers every month. To get all the other printables & wallpaper backgrounds featured above choose a paid subscription plan)

You get TWO lots of digital and printable goodies in your first month – instant access to the current month goodies in your welcome message AND access to next month’s goodies when they are launched!

If you love bright, bold & fun designs bursting with colour – then you’re in the right place! I’m on a mission to add a little extra joy to our everyday…

Every month paid subscribers get...

> Wallpaper backgrounds for phone, tablet & laptop/desktop to for a dose of instant joy every time you look at your phone, tablet & laptop (sized to work with any make & model of device)

> Printable Quilting & Crafting Planner Pages – for keeping track of all your crafting fun!

> Printable Calendar Planner pages to remind you to make space for some fun & crafting in the middle of all the adulting (shared towards the end of each month ready for the next)

> Printable Art Illustrations to add some joy to your space or so you can gift some joy to someone else (printing guide included to help you get the best results)

> Printable Note Pages – for all your other to-do lists & crafting plans!


> a first look at bright, bold & fun new designs alongside ideas for quilting and crafting with them

> notifications of Spoonflower fabric offers & discounts – plus more perks coming in early 2024

> behind the scenes updates on my creative adventures with illustration, surface design & textile, the stories behind the designs & the challenges that come with making all of this happen!

Some of our past designs...

I’ve been sharing regular doses of joy, fun & creativity since 2021 – there’s new digital & printable goodies for members every month!

The Unicorn Factory Wetland Birds Quote and Pattern Art Print Illustration April 2023
Nurture yourself in Nature quote calendar and planner for July 2023
A mockup of six smartphones showing different versions of two phone wallpaper designs. One design is a glitterball pattern, which is shown in an aqua green, a pink and a blue version. The other is three versions of a blue glitterball surrounded by the quote "A glitterball is hundreds of pieces of broken glass put together to make a magical ball of light. You aren't broken. You are a glitter ball" with the quote as pink on a white background, white on a pink background and blue on a white background.
A photograph of two printed November 2023 calendars on a table. The calendar on the left has the illustrated quote "you are allowed to change" surrounded by clouds and stars in rainbow colours above a grid of November dates. On the right is a November planner calendar with a rainbow clouds and sky pattern as the border.
The Unicorn Factory Magic Doodles Art Print Illustration February 2023
Embrace your own pace quote and pattern phone wallpaper backgrounds
The Unicorn Factory Take Time to Explore Butterfly Calendar Planner September 2022
Mock up of an art print in a white frame leaning against a white wall. The art print has an illustrated quote "Take time to rest so you can Sparkle & Shine" with a bauble border above and below the quote, on a plain white background.
The Unicorn Factory Autumn Leaves Art Print Illustration October 2022
Mermaids Quote and Pattern Phone Tablet Laptop Illustration Wallpaper Background June 2023 - The Unicorn Factory

What is Substack?

Substack is a place that combines newsletter updates with a membership option, while building a community around it all along the way! You can follow along for free regular updates, get involved with comments & chat, plus you have the option to pay for a subscription to recieve Feel Goodies every month.

How do I join?

1. Go to unicornfactoryuk.substack.com/subscribe

2. Choose your subscription plan and enter your email address. if you’ve chosen a paid subscription, enter your payment details to be processed by Stripe (a secure payment processor)

3. You’ll might see pages with options to subscribe to other publications and/or send a message to me. I would love to hear from you, but otherwise you can just click Maybe Later and Continue to get to the main page.

4. You’re then into Substack proper and will be on my Joy in Progress page – if you click on the three bars in the top right corner of this page you’ll see the Set up your profile option to finish setting up your Substack account.

5. And you’re done 🥳🥳🥳 Use the link in your welcome email (or the monthly Feel Goodies post) to download the current lot of printable & digital goodies.

Note: You pay when you join and then on the same date every month after that. You can cancel at any time, any changes take effect from your next payment date (e.g. if you join us on the 24th May, your next payment will come out on the 24th June or you can cancel by the 23rd June and you won’t be charged again)

Your Questions...

Below are a few questions I’ve been asked so far… if you have any others just get in touch and I’ll get back to you asap

How do I pay?

You can pay on Substack using your card, which is processed by Stripe, a secure payment processor that is used by many well known online services and shops worldwide.

If you would prefer to pay by PayPal then you can visit this page to set up your subscription.

When do I get charged?

You will pay when you sign up and get immediate access to the goodies for that month – then you get charged on that same date every month (e.g. If you sign up on the 24th May, then you will pay again on the 24th June and the 24th of each month after that)

(Please note that if you choose to pay for your subscription via PayPal I have to manually add you as a paid subscriber on Substack. This will usually happen within 24 hours, but may take longer on weekends and during school holidays)

What if I want to pledge more to support you?

Firstly a MASSIVE thank you – every extra bit of support is so gratefully recieved. There is the option on Substack to become a founding member, which is at a higher rate than the normal monthly/annual subscription. The suggested amount is £100/year (£8.33 a month) but you can set it to any amount you like, higher or lower as long as it is the above the normal annual rate (£50/year) .

If you would like to support me on a monthly basis for a higher amount than £5/month then email me at helen@theunicornfactory.co.uk and I can set it up through PayPal and add you as a paid subscriber on Substack at my end.

Do I have to pay to subscribe to Joy in Progress on Substack?

No. There is an option to be a free subscriber to Joy in Progress on Substack. Free subscribers can read most of my posts, and every month get a free planner calendar & free phone background. If you would like to subscribe to my posts for free, in the page that shows subscription options select None. You will then get a welcome email containing links to the current freebies, plus you’ll get my future posts straight to your email inbox, as well as access to read posts (old & new) on the web or in the Substack app.

What do I get access to when I become a paid subscriber to Joy in Progress on Substack?

When you join you get immediate access to the Feel Goodies (various printables plus wallpaper backgrounds for phone, tablet & laptop) for the current month in your welcome message and email. You’ll then get new digital & printable goodies for every month you continue to be a member, including access to all previous monthly Feel Goodies added since January 2024. 

There will be more paid subscriber perks coming in 2024 so keep an eye out on updates for those!

Am I allowed to share access to my Feel Goodies?

The login details and digital files are intended for the use of paid subscribers only, and out of respect for the work I put into creating them each month I ask that you don’t pass them on to anyone else who hasn’t paid for access. However you are very welcome to print and share the printables with family and friends, and the A4 art prints will make lovely gifts!

Is there a Substack app?

Yes! It’s the easiest way to keep up with my posts, comment and chat on Substack. You can get it for Apple (iOS) devices here and for Android devices here.

If I don’t download the monthly goodies as soon as I join can I get back to them?

Yep – you’ll get the link to all the monthly Feel Goodies in your welcome message and every month there will be a paid subscriber post within my Substack page with the links too! If you ever have any problem finding any of your goodies just send me an email (helen@theunicornfactory.co.uk) and I’ll point you in the right direction.

How often will you send updates and how do I see them?

One thing I have learned since creating my membership two and a half years ago is that I’m not consistent enough to say I will email x times a week or y times a month. You will get the updates from Substack via email, and if you have the app you’ll also be able to easily read & comment everything on your phone or tablet, as well as having the choice to get notifications whenever I share a new post. You can also access all my posts on the Substack website at unicornfactoryuk.substack.com.

With the move to Substack, alongside your Feel Goodies & calendar download posts, you can expect posts about the development of my monthly design, updates on my designs as they become available in my Spoonflower shop, updates on what is happening behind the scenes (I’m going to try really hard to do this at least once a month) and I’ll add Spoonflower fabric offers as notes on Substack so you can take advantage of them as they happen. I also want to explore using chat so if you see me starting one of those I’d love to hear your thoughts and what you’re up to!

How do I cancel?

If you decide paying for monthly Feel Goodies is no longer for you then Substack make it really easy to cancel at any time – just follow the instructions on this page.