If you love crafts, art, sewing or pottery, then you will love MadeTV – a streaming tv network dedicated to makers and inspired creativity! Enjoy hours of instruction on a variety of crafting techniques. Get creative with upcycling projects, learn a new skill like painting or woodworking, or just find some new inspiration for your next project. This streaming tv network includes workshops, tutorials, pilot tv shows, and full series that cover everything from success and failure stories from makers across the globe, studio tours, crafting techniques, an inside look at your favorite antique shows and craft markets, and so much more.
Jo Packham, a successful entrepreneur with her own publishing companies: WOMEN CREATE, WWC Press, Chapelle Ltd. and The Vanessa-Ann Collection, has been a leading innovator in the handmade publishing market for more than 44 years. Beginning in 2023 and working with Monica Michelle of of BloomTV, Jo will leave the world of publishing and begin a new career in on-line video and live streaming TV with the introduction of MadeTv.
Jo was Editor in Chief from 2008 to 2022 of WOMEN CREATE magazines (WHERE WOMEN CREATE / Inspiring Workspaces of Extraordinary Women, WHAT WOMEN CREATE / Inspiration for Your Imagination, WHERE WOMEN COOK / The Heart & Soul of Cooking, and WHERE WOMEN CREATE WORK / The Passion of Success. At the Association of Magazine Media Conference WC was awarded the #1 Hottest Magazine Launched in 2018.
Jo and her publishing companies have authored, compiled, or packaged more than 1,000 titles to be self-published or published by notable publishers such as Sterling Publishing, Barnes & Noble, Time Warner, Meredith, Rodale, Chronicle Books, Random House, and others.
Between 2000 and 2005, Jo and her daughter Sara embarked on a venture that sparked the revitalization and renaissance of Historic 25th Street in Ogden, Utah …. their home town. Among their accomplishments they opened three upscale boutiques, Ruby & Begonia, The White Fig, and Olive & Dahlia, in the heart of the commercial district. Their vision and creative entrepreneurship were the only recipients in Utah to ever be awarded with Gifts & Decorative Accessories Retailer awards: one for Visual Marketing in 2002 and another for Community Service in 2003.
Also included in the revitalization of Historic 25th Street and supporting Ogden City Arts Jo was Chair of and responsible for Ogden City’s Christmas Village which is one of the largest Christmas celebrations in the Western US with over 150,000 visitors per season. She was also the Chair of the “Trail to Pioneer Days” horse project which is the largest public art project of its kind in Utah with more than 70 life-size fiberglass horses designed and painted by the area’s finest artists.
Working with and supporting women has been Jo’s focus her entire career … and she always looks forward to tomorrow, the women she will meet, and the stories she can share.
Monica Michelle has an extensive background in marketing and entrepreneurship, and has spent her career implementing new ideas and building online communities across multiple industries.
In 2014, Monica began working with an online magazine for wheelchair users, and later moved into digital marketing within medical industry, focusing on web design, community growth, and marketing tactics.
In 2018, inspired by a trip to Paris, Monica launched Sweet Fleur, a vegan floral confectionary, where each dessert was made with edible flowers. Although started as more of a fun creative outlet, her love of baking soon turned into a full time business, where her desserts were even featured in all of the dressing rooms at the 2018 Oscars.
In the midst of the 2020 pandemic, Monica began to explore new ways to grow this confectionary, moving into a more digital presence. Through this exploration, she discovered a gap in the world of media and flowers, and realized an entire niche market that had previously been unexplored.
In 2021 she developed a new niche media model meant to elevate creators, serving as a launchpad for individuals interested in elevating and expanding their brands through the power of streaming TV.
In January of 2022 she launched a streaming tv network, built off of this model called “BloomTV,” where an array of floral focused content was housed for streaming, as well as broadcast in partnership with PBS12.
In 2023, Monica co-founded a sister network called “MadeTV” that is designed specifically for makers and artists of all kinds, with the mission of helping them to share their creations and crafts with a wider audience.
Monica believes that connection is key, and that through innovative ideas that combine technology with education, we can all experience life in full bloom.