Meet Us

Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza Handmade Happy Hour

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.

Television – Hosting:
TLC – Craft Wars, 1 episode
HGTV and DIY Network – Creative Juice, 104 episodes
HGTV and DIY Network – Witch Crafts, 6 part mini series
HGTV and DIY Network – For The Holidays, 1-Hour Special
DIY Network – Inside CHA, 1-Hour Special
DIY Network – Giftnanza, 1-Hour Special
DIY Network – Open House, 1-Hour Special
DIY Network – Wish List, 1-Hour Special

Television – Producing:

TLC – Craft Wars – Producer
VH-1 – Promo Girls – Producer – Pilot
HGTV – Creative Juice – Executive Producer – 104 episodes
DIY Network – Witch Crafts – Executive Producer – 6 part mini series
DIY Network – For The Holidays – Executive Producer – 1-Hour Special

Television – Guest:
Oprah SYN – Dove Beauty Real Beauty
CBS – 35th Daytime Emmy Awards Presenter
CBS – 34th Daytime Emmy Awards Presenter
Discovery Channel – Monster House
NBC – IVillage Live
FOOD Network – Rachael Ray
RL Network – Florence Henderson Live
NBC – Morning Live Denver
CBS – View From The Bay
ABC – Good Morning Tulsa
QVC – Disney Hour
QVC – Countdown to Christmas
QVC – Hanna Montana Hour
HSN – Crafts Hour
Tru TV – Operation Repo

Products:
Hot Glue Gun Helpers
Mod Podge Mod Melt Molds
Mod POdge Mod Melt Sticks
Mod Podge Large Podegables
Mod Podge Podgeable Charms
Mod Podge Craft Matt and Finger Caps
Mod Podge Ring Blanks
Mod Podge Pendant Trays
Mod Podge Flat Charms
Mod Podge Chipboard Shapes
Mod Podge Flat Papers
Mod Podge Flip Book Papers
Cathie Filian Glitter

Videos:
Handmade Happy Hour on YouTube
Plaid Craft TV on YouTube

Books:
101 Tees, Lark Books
101 Snappy Fashions, Lark Books
Bow Wow WOW!, Lark Books
Creative Juice, Lark Books

Books Contributor:
Mod Podge Rocks by Amy Anderson
Craft Corps by Vickie Howell
Button and Stitch by Kristen Rask
Craft Hope by Jade Sims
Bead Chic by Margot Potter
Natural Candle Making by Rebecca Ittner

Print Contributor:
Real Simple
Better Homes and Gardens
Where Women Create
Everyday with Rachael Ray
Life Magazine
Womens World
Quick and Simple
Cutting Edge
Crafts n Things
Redbook
Family Circle
Sew News
Elle Girl
Venus