Cat Morley

About Me

I'm Cat, a craft, cooking & photography loving cat lady living in Edinburgh, Scotland. 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



Tea & Sympathy
It was our last day in Edinburgh today and a lovely morning, so we decided to take a walk along the canal. A super cute little tea room and vintage shop called Tea & Sympathy has opened nearby.


Alice In Bunny Land
Mum, Dad & Nana came through to visit today and we went for dim sum at the Imperial Palace. We went for a coffee at the Secret Herb Garden afterwards. The greenhouse was in full bloom for sum...


We're back in Edinburgh to pack up the last of our house and, typically just after we left, a really cool little arcade cafe has opened a few streets away from our place. It's called Konbo and the...


The White Bear
Our books arrived this morning and there were 50 boxes of them. Unpacking will have to wait until we get back from Edinburgh though. We tried out another one of our locals this evening, The White ...


Richmond Park
It was so hot today and I felt so sorry for little Bobbin suffering in her fur coat. I pointed a fan in her direction and let her snooze from the day. I baked some beetroot brioche buns and made p...


Today was set to be the hottest day of the year so far and also National Picnic Day, so Jenny invited us out for a picnic in Holland Park. We picked up some food and made ourselves comfortable nex...


Trooping The Colour
Phil loves German beer so we took him to one of our new locals, The Zeitgeist inside The Jolly Gardener. They serve German food and have eight different German beers on taps which the boys were re...


Big Brother
Phil had tickets to see Guns N' Roses in London tonight, so he came to stay with us for the weekend. We headed to Soho so that we could meet Tom and picked up lunch from Herman Ze German.


It was Holly's last day of doing whatever she wanted in London, so we set out to have the most Pinterest perfect day possible. We started with a trip up to the Sky Garden, so we could admire the v...


Selfie To Self Expression
Holly invited me to hang out with her today, so we headed to the Saatchi Gallery to check out the Selfie To Self Expression exhibition. On the ground floor was a room covered in screens with class...


Microwave Monday
I was getting crafty with the 3D Scribbler, a 3D printing pen today and made a tiny model of the London Eye. I put it in a glass bauble terrarium so we can hang it in our window and add the Eye to...


Cinnamon Soho
Alison was meeting some friends for brunch at Cinnamon Soho and invited us along. Cinnamon is just of Kingly Court and we sat outside surrounded by colourful plants, cushions and suitcases.


Prince Of Wales
Alison was down in London this weekend to see Hanson (who I didn't realise were still playing) with two of her work friends and they had all come to stay with us. They'd brought me this gorgeous C...


Wonder Woman
Tom managed to get some tickets for James Corden's Late Late Show but he was at work, so I invited Davina to come along. We arrived early but they'd already given all of the guaranteed seats away a...


Sundance London
I've been having so much fun exploring Kennington this week, with all it's little streets, parks and squares. My favourite spot by far is Vanilla Black where I love to tuck into iced coffees and c...



Holly had the day off and invited me to hang out, so we started off by meeting Tom for lunch in Chinatown. I'd seen photos of bubblewrap waffles on Instagram and couldn't wait to try one.


Rin's Birthday
It's Rin's birthday tomorrow, so we joined him and Jenny to celebrate for the day. We started off with a feast at Pizza East because Jenny has a special keyring which gets her 50% off food and dri...


Pharmacy 2
It was Tom's first proper day off since our move to London so we were keen to head out and explore. We started with a short 10-minute walk to the Newport Street Gallery, where we had a table booke...


Mark & Priscilla's Wedding
I couldn't wait to try out my new blender again this morning, so I decided to make a blueberry coconut smoothie bowl for breakfast. Check out Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl on Cut Out + Keep


Space Station Sixty-Five
It was almost too hot to leave the house today but I couldn't resist checking out our new neighbourhood. Kennington has a really pretty rainbow high street dotted with cafes, restaurants and a boo...


Bobbin discovered the glass floor panel in our new place. It's like her human observation deck.


Bob Bob Ricard
We decided to treat ourselves to after work drinks and dessert at Bob Bob Ricard. Looking grand and art deco on a corner in Soho, waiters in pink waistcoats usher you through a luxurious green and...


It was Tom's first day at work today so I decided to surprise him with dinner, champagne and Lego MiniFigures when he got home. I got to put our new kitchen to the test and baked a Rosemary Chocol...


The Dog House
I'm in my element in London at the moment because there are ghost signs everywhere. I even have my own department store down in Brixton. For lunch, we tucked into some black bagels from Waitrose.


It was Bobbin's turn to be driven down to London today, in the back of our Figaro. She was really well behaved, snoozing most of the way but popping out to explore and eat prawns at the rest stops.


Bloom & Wild
Our estate agents, Urban Spaces sent us a gorgeous bouquet from Bloom & Wild to welcome us to our new home. Before flying home, we decided to go to Taylor Taylor for haircuts. My hair dresser...


Call Me Mr Lucky
After recovering from the move yesterday, we couldn't wait to head out into the city and check out our new neighbourhood. We're only a 10 minutes walk from Albert Embankment where there was an ama...


Moving Back To London
Today was the day of our big move to London and Tom had hired a van as big as our house to move all of our things. The drive was pretty boring, apart from the discovery of the vegetarian breakfast...


Bobbin was off to stay with Mum & Dad (or the in-paws as we like to call them) this weekend while we moved down to London, so we met halfway at South Queensferry. We went for lunch at Down The...


Wild West Morningside
Before we left Edinburgh, I wanted to take one last walk down my favourite street, Wild West Morningside. The street is hidden behind Morningside Library on Springvalley Gardens.