Cat Morley


About Me

I'm Cat, a craft, cooking & photography loving Scottish cat lady living in London. I run Cut Out + Keep (my craft blog turned global craft community) with web design fiancé Tom. We work from coffee shops and collect squished pennies while exploring the world in our adorable Nissan Figaro and our road-trip across American was turned into a book Around The USA In 50 Craft Projects. I also draw a comic about a crafty-superhero named Crafterella, record a podcast about organizing called FiloCat, edit Snippets Zine and play a purple guitar and heart-shaped bass.

 

Blog Posts

Jun

4

Whitby
We woke up at Barns Ness this morning. The lighthouse has been turned into a holiday cottage and at first we were disappointed, because we wanted to live in it one day, until we had the idea to ren...

3

Barns Ness
We headed through to Fife this morning to pick up Nana and my parents to take them for a ride in Poppy. We ended up at South Queensferry where we tucked into fish and chips next to the bridges.

2

Louise & Robin's Wedding
It was Louise and Robin's wedding day, so we picked up Lynsey in Poppy and headed to Craigsanquhar House near Cupar. The weather was amazing, so the ceremony took place out in the grounds of the h...

1

The Jacobite
It was lovely when we woke up, so we decided to head up to Glenfinnan Viaduct to see if we could catch sight of the earlier Jacobite train crossing. Tom cooked Quorn sausage rolls for breakfast wh...

May

31

Dub Dub And Away
It's always exciting to see where you wake up when you arrive somewhere in the middle of the night. We started off in the moors just outside of Manchester this morning and made our way west to the...

30

Duck & Waffle
It's been ages since we had any time off work but today was the first of our one week holiday, so we went all out and treated ourselves to breakfast at Duck & Waffle. Duck & Waffle is loca...

29

The Old Vic
A new K-Food restaurant has opened up at Waterloo called Oseyo Eats, so we decided to check it out this evening. Tom tucked into a hot bowl of Korean vegetable ramen which he found pretty spicy, w...

27

FlatIron
We took Mum & Dad for breakfast at Caravan in Bankside this morning. Mum quietly asked "is this a hipster place? because they're spending a lot of time on that coffee". I had a chia coconut pu...

26

Battersea Park
It was set to be another toasty day in London but we weren't going to let the heat stop us from exploring with my parents. We started with breakfast outside our local cafe the Sugar Pot.

25

Lunch at the Gherkin
Mum & Dad came down to visit so we picked them up at Kings Cross this afternoon. As it's their birthday in a couple of weeks, we wanted to treat them to lunch in Searcys at the top of the Gher...

24

Garlic & Shots
Sybil was down in London today, so we met up with her, her cousin and Paul at Garlic & Shots. Tom tried a garlic beer which was filled with bits of floating garlic. It left quite the aftertast...

22

Nanban
We went for dinner at Nanban this evening, a Japanese soul food restaurant from MaterChef winner Tim Anderson. We started with the salmon kake-ae and the yaki-imo which was baked sweet potato in p...

21

Monday
Paul was down in London for work, so we met up with him, Mark & Priscilla at Tamesis Dock for afterwork drinks and a bite to eat. Afterwards we headed to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern for The Big ...

20

Sunday
We treated ourselves to lunch at Vanilla Black today. I was excited to try their new beetroot latte which arrived all pretty and pink. Tom had his usual salmon on toast which he gobbled up in no ...

19

Royal Wedding
It was the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this morning, so we watched along while playing wedding bingo and trying to spot the cast members from Suits. We headed out afterwards an...

18

Soho Cinders
Dave & Mel invited us to see Lynsey's new show in Ealing Broadway tonight. We met up with everyone for dinner at Osteria Del Portico beforehand. I had gnocchi but we had to rush our meal and ...

17

Electric Elephant Cafe
I've been busy researching Elephant & Castle for Cooking Around The London Underground. Baldwins on Walworth Road opened in 1844 and is London's oldest herbalist. I loved their old fashioned ...

16

Backyard Cinema
We had tickets for Backyard Cinema this evening, which is conveniently located in Mercato Metropolitano, so we headed there beforehand for dinner. We ordered the raclette cheese from Champagne + F...

15

Tuesday
Tom and I went for lunch at The Old Dairy at Vauxhall City Farm today. Hanging out with the alpacas is a much better way to spend our lunch break than at our desks. Tom was out with Faheem in the...

14

The Big Bingo Show
We tried out Jihwaja, another of our local Korean restaurants this evening. As well as a restaurant, it also has lots of private karaoke rooms. I had the sweet potato noodle japchae and we shared ...

13

Sunday
We went for breakfast at the Sugar Pot this morning and it was warm enough to sit outside. Tom had smoked salmon on toast and I had toasted banana bread with honey and cinnamon. As we were wander...

12

Cafe Miami
We headed up to Hackney this morning for brunch at Cafe Miami. I loved the art deco building and pastel blue and pink decor. I ordered a smoothie and peanut butter & banana toast topped with ...

8

The Oval
It was super sunny this evening, so we headed to The White Bear and sat in the beer garden with a goldfish bowl sized glass of Pimms. We tucked into a baked camembert. There was a planning meetin...

7

Brixton Windmill
I've been wanting to visit the Brixton Windmill for ages and today they were hosting a Beer & Bread festival, which seemed like the perfect excuse. There were free tours of the windmill and de...

6

The Chocolate Museum
We headed down to Brixton to have a look around The Chocolate Museum this afternoon. It's a little museum with a cafe upstairs and you can take a tasting tour with a box of chocolates.

5

Bounce
We headed down to Peckham this morning to go to the Peckham Salvage Yard. The salvage yard was a lot more up our street than the car boot sale last week, with lots of awesome antiques and reclaime...

2

by Chloe.
We decided to try out by CHLOE. for dinner tonight, a vegan fast food joint from New York with a new London location just off Drury Lane. It was lovely inside with swing chairs in the windows and ...

1

Louie Louie
We decided to try out Louie Louie, one of our local restaurants down in Walworth this evening. They have a Tag Tuesday offer on at the moment where you can get a bowl of tagliatelle and glass of w...

Apr

29

Pimlico
We wandered up to Pimlico this morning for breakfast and to explore the area. There were so many pretty rainbow doors and I kept holding us up taking photos of them. There was a very ornate venti...

28

Limehouse
We're exploring Limehouse in the third episode of Cooking Around The London Underground and baking a grog loaf inspired by the sailors and opium den inspired cocktail.