Joel’s hand crafted toys on Martha Stewart Show

Made By Joel storms the big apple. One of my FAV BLOGGERS Joel ~from Made by Joel ~was just featured on the Martha Stewart Show in New York! Visit his blog to see the behind the scenes photos. Made by Joel behind the scenes @ Martha ~click here.

Joel is a stay at home, self employed, toy making, dad / crafter, who now has a published book based on creations from his blog (ps. Corey its on the top of my Xmas Wishlist with the Cloth Paper, Scissors book). His blog is very active and amazing and his toys are featured in magazines internationally (via Portland where he lives with his wife and the twins). He has tons of free printouts for everyone to use with their kids & I use them at work. The show airs November 29, 2011 for those of you who have cable. enjoy.

Make Something Every Day



With the arrival of fall and a mounting number of “count downs” in our lives

– days to Mexico wedding, days to Alberta reception, days to honeymoon,

days to lose weight for wedding dress, reception AND honeymoon….

lol, we decided to cancel our cable.

Yup, we’ve been a cable-free for over a week and it’s great. More savings for honeymoon in Europe, next fall! More time for OTHER. More time to Make Something Every Day. Pretty much anything I might have wanted to watch is online anyway and this PS3 thing streams movies / internet onto Corey’s massive TV, for FREE. Speaking of FREE, we thought we’d try out Netflicks. It’s free for a month and 7.99 after. Well, the commercials say “thousands of direct streamed movies” … yet in Canada we have discovered, it’s more like “hundreds”, few from after 2009 and most major hits are not on there. Not even old Harry Potters or Twilights. I guess it has to do with Canadian content laws. Bugger that.  It is pretty cool that it’s instantly available and in HD. What IS on there are some great foreign and Indy flicks. Including HI HOW ARE YOU? The awesome Daniel Johnston movie about the musician / artist who uses Art to manage and express his Manic Depression.

GREAT flick / love his outsider art.