MY NAME IS sophie aka
Welcome to my colourful and creative blog! I’m a TV Presenter, Craft Expert and Creative Producer, who specialises in all things Craft and Creativity! You will mostly see me with a glue gun in my hand and most likely covered in glitter and glue, which drives my hubby mad as you can imagine. Colour, pattern and bold styles are my bag, so if you are a fan of these things also, you have come to right place!
I trained professionally at the award winning theatre school Laine Theatre Arts, leading onto to performing for a large number of productions and well known companies such as Disney. This inspired me to try my hand at presenting and worked as a Children's presenter for a wide range of companies and touring shows, presenting on both live stages and in front of the camera.
Along side the presenting, I really wanted to explore my creative side further, that is when I worked for top interiors title Your Home Magazine as a journalist, craft shoot assistant and videographer. At Your Home, I gained a wealth of experience about craft styling and producing creative content. It soon became clear to me, that it was a great idea to combine all my skills and that is when the creative brand DiY Blonde® was born. At DiY Blonde®, I create quirky and colourful creative projects for families to create together, whilst entertaining them with my friendly and lively presenting and editing style. This work attracted the producers at ITV's This Morning and I have been was featured as their 'Craft Queen' on the show from 2016 -2020. In 2019, I was also featured as a craft expert on Kirstie Allsopp's Celebrity Craft Masters on Channel 4.
Alongside all of my creative work, I have also been working as a videographer for over 14 years and I work across a wide range of video work, from filming tutorials, events, web content, weddings etc. Most recently I have just finished working with the hugely successful brand LOL Surprise!, creating some craft and online content for them.
As a new direction I have now expanded DiY Blonde® to focus on offering more craft content for children with my 'Mini Blonde' section. As a new parent and a Children's TV/show presenter in the past, I have decided to include this on my platform, as it displays such a large area of my life now that my lovely son Emmett is here.
I'm available for writing, styling and creative projects, as well as TV & media appearances and demonstrations, so please get in touch to discuss any further opportunities.