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



While Tom set off to today, I was free to head out and explore the cobbled streets of Bath. Our apartment was near Great Pulteney Street, an impressive street that's over 1000 feet long and 100 fe...


Jane Austen's Apartment
Tom had to head down to Chippenham for a work presentation, so I decided to keep him company. We'd be staying in Bath for a couple of days before heading to London for a few nights on our way home.


One of my Dad's students nominated him for the Scottish Social Worker Of The Year Awards which were being celebrated at the Hilton Carlton this evening. Dad invited my Mum & I along as his dat...


I'm still on the hunt for ghost signs and luckily, we spot one almost everyday in Edinburgh. It's been a while since we've been to the Sakura Tree but we popped in for some sushi this evening and ...


Sibylline created this gorgeous Crafterella for Superhero Sunday on CO+K. I love the 50's style! Bobbin got a surprise in the mail from LICKI Brush. It's a brush you wear like a tongue so that you...


Tom had the day off work and was in the mood for a drive an adventure, so we headed down the East coast. We stopped off in a cute little coastal town called St Abbs and drove down to the harbour.


Tom wanted to make me a breakfast that was pretty enough for Instagram this morning, so he made a muesli bowl topped with yogurt, strawberries and chia seeds. I've been wanting to try out a 3D pri...


Food & Flea
There's a new food market in Edinburgh called Food & Flea down near the Arches as Waverly. We were keen to try it, so when it popped up as a Deliveroo Option, we decided to order lunch, pickin...


Cafe Andaluz
We had fun pretending to be Mary Queen Of Scots and Rabbie Burns in St Andrews Square this morning. Sundays are fun days because we get to hang out with Katie & Phil and this morning, we'd dec...


Brochan is a new gourmet granola and porridge bar in Marchmont and I couldn't wait to check it out. I knew it was going to be my kind of place when we arrived and noticed everyone solving crosswor...


Harajuku Kitchen
The moon was in the sky when we headed out this evening and framed perfectly by one of the street lights on our mews. We were invited out for dinner at Harajuku Kitchen with a bunch of Tom's old w...


Rachel Awes illustrated this gorgeous Crafterella for Superhero Sunday yesterday. I love they way it kind of looks like it's been sketched with one continuous line.


La Petite Mort
There's no shortage of coffee shops in Morningside but Roundsquare Coffee House had just opened and I really like it. Tom thought if felt just like an Old Street coffee shop in London with it's su...


Red Bus Bistro
Tom and I were invited onboard the Red Bus Bistro for an afternoon tea tour around Edinburgh. On a rainy day such as this, there's no better way to see the sights of the city than from the comfort...


Wee Buddah
We wanted to try somewhere new for dinner tonight and ended up at Wee Buddah. The restaurant is in a cute little house in the West End with a bar downstairs and cosy little dining room up top.



We went for coffee at Project Coffee this morning and I brought along my new super macro lens to play with. Afterwards we picked up some yummy looking cakes from La Barantine to take to Izzy &...


Dumfries & Galloway
It was so rainy and grey today, making it one of the worst days for a drive down south, but Tom was determined to go on an adventure so we set off anyway. I secretly quite like taking photos when ...


It was a really pretty evening so we decided to go for a drive down south. The sky was a pretty pink and blue, and the fields were bright gold as the sun set. It was twilight as we drove home and...


Port Edgar Marina
We met up with my Mum, Dad and Nana in South Queensferry today and headed down to Port Edgar Marina. We went for lunch at Down The Hatch where I had super tasty avocado and egg on toast.


Swan Lake
Bobbin's been helping me practice my Wildlife Photographer Of The Year style shots and letting me take close up shots of her eyes with my super macro lens. In the evening, I took my Mum to see Swa...


We were driving around looking for somewhere new to try for dinner when we stumbled upon DAI PAI. The restaurant had only opened a few days earlier and had a tasty menu filled with sushi, dumpling...


Blood & Wine
We found another ghost sign and this one was hidden in a back alley behind the Museum Of Scotland. We went to the museum to see the Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Award where I saw so many love...


Valentine's Day
It was Valentine's day today and I woke up to eggs royale cooked by Tom along with champagne, a rose and chocolates. The llamas on my card reminded me of all the alpacas we met yesterday.


BobCat Alpacas
The outskirts of Edinburgh might not be the typical place that you'd expect to see alpacas, so it was a total surprise when we found out about BobCat Alpacas in the Pentland Hills. Filled with flu...


Three Birds
We went for lunch at Three Birds this afternoon. During the day, you can get two courses for £12. To start, I had the cumin polenta fries which came with roast squash and courgette, while Tom had ...


Spittal of Glenshee
We stopped off for breakfast at Störtebäcker this morning. Someone had broken into the bakery a few nights before and ran off with their chai tea and a tray of bakewell tarts. We then jumped in t...


Galentine's Day
It started snowing in Edinburgh today and the mews looked all pretty and wintery out of the window. I was tucked up all warm inside at my craft desk making Katie a Galentine's Day present.


Knitting Hands
Inspiration struck to make a new necklace which looks like a pair of hands knitting. I sketched onto shrink plastic and then crocheted with gold chain between the needles. Check out Knitting Hands...


Down The Hatch
We've recently discovered an awesome new cafe down at Port Edgar Marina called Down The Hatch. It's filled mostly with fishermen and yacht club members grabbing their lunch, but the owners are rea...


After all the cute new kitties at the housewarming last night, Bobbin was trying to show off by being extra snuggly and cute this morning. I found her tucked under the blanket next to me. As a Chr...