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

Every Substack subscriber gets phone, tablet & laptop wallpaper backgrounds plus a printable art illustration for FREE each month

Our summer design is a interlocking circle quilt design with the theme “You are allowed to take it slow” as a reminder that it’s okay to take things at the pace you need to, however slow that might be!

*I’m taking a break in July & August – our next new design is coming in September 2024

For those who can afford it, monthly support via a paid Substack subscription or PayPal helps me cover the cost of creating the Monthly Feel Goodies to share with everyone!

The default for paid subscriptions is £5/month (Substack or PayPal) or £50/year (Substack only) if you would like to support me for a different monthly amount then email helen@theunicornfactory.co.uk with the amount you would like to pledge each month and I will send you a PayPal link to set it up.

Some of our past designs...

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

The Unicorn Factory Wetland Birds Quote and Pattern Art Print Illustration April 2023
Nurture yourself in Nature quote and pattern phone wallpaper backgrounds
The Unicorn Factory Take Time to Explore Butterfly Art Print Illustration September 2022
The Unicorn Factory Magic Doodles Art Print Illustration February 2023
A mockup of three rows of alternating laptops and tablets, four on each row. The top and bottom row showing cloud and star pattern wallpaper designs in various rainbow colours. The centre row shows two versions of an illustrated quote wallpaper with the quote "You are allowed to change" on blue patterned background and a plain white background.
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.
Embrace your own pace quote and pattern phone wallpaper backgrounds
The Unicorn Factory Neon Fireworks Art Print Illustration
Mermaids Quote and Pattern Phone Tablet Laptop Illustration Wallpaper Background June 2023 - The Unicorn Factory
The Unicorn Factory Autumn Leaves Art Print Illustration October 2022

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 will get free Feel Goodies. 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.

Am I allowed to share access to my Feel Goodies?

The login details and digital files are intended for the use of Substack subscribers only, and out of respect for the work I put into creating them each month I ask that you don’t pass the digital files on to anyone else who hasn’t subscribed to my posts on Substack. However you are very welcome to print and share the art illustration with family and friends – you could even frame it to give as a gift!

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 post within my Substack page with the links too! If you ever have any problem finding any of your goodies just send me a message 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.