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

Aug

27

Monday
There were lots of signs for Oded’s babka when we were at The Good Egg yesterday, and though were too full to eat some at the time, we brought a few slices home to try. They were like marbled sweet...

26

The Good Egg
Tom and I headed up to Stoke Newington this morning on the hunt for brunch. I was excited to see so many ghost signs as we walked along the street. We walked past the Meat N16 butcher shop a few ...

25

Four Hundred Rabbits
We headed down to Trinity Buoy Wharf to explore this morning. There was a phone box that started ringing as we approached it. It was an interactive art piece which asked how we were feeling and as...

19

SpiceUp
It was my birthday today and as a special surprise, Tom had booked us tickets to the SpiceUp exhibition. It was held at the Business Design Centre up in Angel, The start of the exhibition was fil...

18

Midnight Apothecary
It was Tom's birthday and I'd baked him a Lego Batman cake to eat while he opened his mostly tube themed presents. We then headed down to Deptford to explore. We stopped off for a drink at Little...

17

Hawker House
We took a drive down to Canada Water after work today and it was so peaceful by the canal watching the ducks. I was keen to check out Hawker House, another outdoor street food market from the Stre...

15

London Wetlands Centre
We kicked off our day at Vanilla Black wit rose lattes and Portuguese tarts. We then stopped off to see Marc Bolan's Rock Shrine, a memorial at the crash site where the T-Rex singer died.

14

Rhonda & Mike
Rhonda & Mike are over in the UK from Canada, so we invited them to stay with us and see London for a few days. Our first stop was Soho for lunch and we treated them to a lobster roll at Smack.

12

Where The Pancakes Are
We headed to Southwark on the hunt for brunch this morning. The team behind Crossbones Graveyard have put up posters in honour of the Extra Ordinary Women Of The Borough. We ended up at Where The...

11

Eat 'N' Mess
We jumped in Figgy and headed to Kent on an adventure, ending up in Sevenoaks. It was a cute little village with lots of ghost signs to spot. We found was an adorable little bakery called Eat 'N'...

10

Lost Boys Pizza
We went for dinner at Lost Boys Pizza up in Archway this evening, a vampire themed pizzeria inspired by the movie. It was so cool inside with Lost Boys plastered on the ceiling and skull chandelie...

5

Bondi Beach Club
We stayed at Mark & Prish's house last night, so treated them to brunch as a thank you. We ended up at Bondi Beach Club, a cute Australian cafe at Thames Ditton Marina. It was a hot day, so w...

4

Bobbin's Birthday
It was Bobbin's third birthday today and keeping with last years tradition, Tom had been on a shopping spree in Fortnum & Mason to spoil her with fresh salmon, fish pate and other treats.

3

Fantastia
We were lucky enough to get some cheap tickets to Fantastia at The Vaults this evening. The Vaults are in Leake Street Tunnel among all the graffiti. We weren't sure what to expect as we made our...

2

Brother Marcus
We decided to explore Balham today, as it's only a few stops down from us on the Northern Line. We treated ourselves to brunch at a lovely little cafe called Brother Marcus. I had French toast cr...

Jul

28

Hastings True Crime Museum
We were off to Brighton to meet Dorothy today, so we got up a little earlier so we could take a detour via Hastings. It was a little seaside town and I found a cute dog shop where I was able to ge...

27

Tsunami
We tried Tsunami in Clapham for dinner this evening. It's got a really pretty mural outside, so I've been quite curious about it. We started with some Snow Crab Shu Mai dumplings. We then ordered...

26

Night Tales
We celebrated Jenny's birthday at Night Tales in Hackney this evening. Night Tales is a Japanese inspired pop-up bar and street food market that opens for a few months in the summer. We sat in th...

25

Phase Four
We've been using our lunch breaks to explore London, and today we jumped on the Northern Line for two stops to Clapham North. We started off at Phase Four Espresso where we worked away while sippi...

24

Market Hall Fulham
We decided to try out Market Hall Fulham for dinner this evening. It's a hipster food court in an old railway station arcade with food stalls in each of the old shops. The bar is located in the o...

22

Sunday
It was our last day up in Scotland, so we took Mum & Dad for dim sum at the Imperial Palace for breakfast. It was then time to catch the train back down to London and see Bobbin.

21

Claire & Kenny's Wedding
Today was Kenny & Claire's wedding at the Macdonald Houstoun House in Uphall. Just like their house, the wedding was decorated with their Lego collection, with the Town Hall taking pride of pl...

20

Wubba Lubba Dub Dub
There's a new Rick & Morty inspired bar from the Pop Up Geeks in Edinburgh called Wubba Lubba Dub Dub. Excited to check it out, we met up with Pamela after work and headed along. The bars in ...

19

Penny
We were on the train up to Edinburgh today for Kenny's wedding, so we headed to Kings Cross. We stopped off at the GNH Bar for a drink while we waited. I ordered the Blue Velvet cocktail with gin...

18

Yard Sale Pizza
We headed down to Tower Bridge after work where we'd heard rumours of an interesting new statue. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park, a giant, 25ft Jeff Goldblum statue had been pla...

17

Genesis Cinema
We headed to Whitechapel for this week's Date Night. I loved the old train signs in the station. We started with a drink at The Blind Beggar where The Kray twins shot George Cornell. There was a ...

16

Pincushion
To celebrate how well England did at the World Cup, Southgate Underground Station has been renamed to Gareth Southgate, in honour of their manager. As well as the giant roundel on the outside the ...

15

Bonjour Brioche
We went for brunch in Belsize Park this afternoon and ended up at Bonjour Brioche. It was super hot outside but luckily they served iced coffee which I had with banana bread served with hung yogur...

14

Catfest London
We were invited to Catfest London, the city's first (or should I say furst?!) festival dedicated to cats so we headed up to Cambridge Heath this morning. It was a very arty part of the city on the...

13

Baby Trump
We were woken up by the sound of Donald Trump's military helicopter flying loudly over our house this morning. We showed him though by heading to Parliament Square at lunchtime to see the giant Ba...