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

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.

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...

12

Terroirs
We headed for a Date Night to East Dulwich this evening. Mum used to live in East Dulwich when she was little and today it's covered in cool street art and pretty shops. We stopped off for dinner...

8

Mud

Mud
We headed down to Tooting to try out Mud for brunch this morning. It was really hot outside, so their charcoal lemonade sounded really tempted and I loved how black it was. I tucked into a granol...

7

Pride In Soho
We went out for an adventure drive this morning around South London. We ended up down in Catford where they had a giant cat statue above the shopping centre. The shopping centre had some awesome ...

6

Milk Train
I'd been wanting to go to Milk Train for ice cream for ages and finally got the chance today, when Tom was picking up a new phone nearby. Their ice cream is served on a cloud of candy floss and we...

5

Thursday
We went out for a wander at lunch time and stumbled upon an adorable little community garden in Bonnington. We went for lunch at Mimosa which had a little garden in the back and I had a feta and s...

4

Date Night
We headed to Soho for Date Night tonight with dinner and a movie. We went for dinner at Shackfuyu which promised Western-inspired Japanese food. We started with the pink prawn tempura which I was...

3

My neighbours the dumplings
We headed up to Clapton this evening for dinner at My neighbours the dumplings, somewhere I had been really keen to try since reading the name. It was a gorgeous restaurant with gold leaf walls an...

2

Wahaca
It was far too hot in the house today so we headed out to the air conditioning of Wahaca to cool down. We started with the sweet potato & feta taquito which were super tasty with and wrapped i...

1

Elephant & Castle
We had a little time to spend with Dad this morning before he caught his train back to Scotland, so we took him for dim sum in Elephant & Castle and then went to watch the World Cup at the Elep...

Jun

30

Glasshouse Stores
Dad was on flying visit to London today to see a play at The Globe so we met him beforehand for adventures in Soho, starting with a game of bar billiards and darts at The Glasshouse Stores. I have...

28

BunBunBun
Kingsland Road has a little cluster of Vietnamese restaurants that I've been desperate to try out so we went to BunBunBun for dinner tonight. We'd read that this was the best restaurant on the str...

27

Alpes
Tom and I went for dinner at the new Raclette Brothers joint, Alpes in Pop Brixton for dinner this evening. The restaurant is in a container box and it was a lovely hot evening, so we sat out and ...

25

Wild Heart Soho
I met Tom in Soho after work and we went for sorbet prosecco cocktails at Swift. Our waiter thought it was charming that we were doing the puzzles in the paper. I'd got Priscilla vouchers for cock...