About

Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza

Hi! We are “Cathie and Steve” and we like to Make, Bake and Celebrate!

We like inspiring others to try new projects and design ideas. We feel blessed to work in a creative industry! Not just because we get to make things (all the time) or that is perfectly acceptable to work in your pj’s all day with glitter on your face and Mod Podge on your clothes.

We are designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts and producers, best-selling book authors, lifestyle experts and craft product developers. At handmadehappyhour.com you will find inspiration for DIY and craft projects, recipes and ideas for seasons and celebrations.

Together we created, produced and co-hosted more than 100 episodes of Emmy Nominated Creative Juice on HGTV & DIY Network. We also created and hosted the Emmy Nominated mini-series Witch Crafts and helped produce TLC’s Craft Wars.

Featured:
NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY, Food Network, Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, Home and Family and in Real Simple, Bust, Better Homes and Gardens, Redbook, Womens World, Life Magazine, HGTV Magazine and many other magazines.

Retail Craft Products and Books:
Michaels, HSN, Amazon, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Ben Franklin, Target, A.C. Moore, Barnes and Noble, Walmart, Kmart, Create for Less, Beverly’s Fabrics and at independent craft retailers.