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

May

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.

27

Charing Cross
We took a walk down Carting Lane, which is also known as Farting Lane because it was once lit by sewage powered gas lamps. Tom booked us on a Hidden London tour of the secret platforms in Charing ...

26

Banh Boa Brothers
We stumbled upon a new restaurant which was about to open in Leake Street Tunnel last week, so decided to head along to their Soft Launch tonight with Fiona, one of Tom's old FreeAgent work mates.

25

Three Little Birds
We decided to spend our lunch break in Paddington this afternoon and started by catching the free Water Taxi to Paddington Basin. It was the perfect weather for a little ride on the canal and ther...

24

The Brixton Pound
We headed down to Brixton after work to do a little exploring for my next video. We discovered a vending machine for The Brixton Pound in Brixton Market. The Pound is a special currency you can s...

23

Monday
Tom's so happy with his new tube driver seat for the office. The only problem is that Bobbin loves sitting on it just as much as he does and steals it every time he stands up. I attempted to recr...

22

The Lighterman
Louisa was in London so we met up with her, Jenny and Rin for brunch at Granary Square this morning. We went to The Lighterman, a lovely little restaurant next to the canal. I had a Bloody Mary w...

21

Acton Depot Open Day
We headed to Acton Town this morning so that Tom could visit the Acton Depot Open Day. Acton Depot is basically an overflow of the London Transport Museum, filled with all the trains, buses and gi...

17

Trainspotting Live
Jenny had a day off so we met up with her for lunch at Mercato Metropolitano. It was a lovely day so we sat out in the sun while the trains rattled by overhead. We ordered pasta from Free From La...

15

Sunday
We flew back to London this morning, passing over Burntisland on our way out. Bobbin was so happy to see us when we got in and purred for hours and hours. We had a lazy Sunday and I finished draw...

14

Voodoo Rooms
We headed to Strumpets for coffee after checking out of our hotel this morning. I was excited to see Biscuits the cat crossing the street outside. A new kitten named Frog has moved to the street ...

13

Phil's Birthday
I met up with Tom and Pamela for drinks at Akva after work today. In the evening we met up with Katie & Phil to celebrate Phil's birthday. We started with dinner at Papavero on Howe Street.

12

Edinburgh Chihuahua Cafe
Mum came through to Edinburgh this morning and we went for breakfast at Milk Juicery. We tucked into granola bowls topped with fruit and yogurt. I took her to Strumpets afterwards for a pot of ch...

11

The Early Bird
One of the main reasons we chose to stay at Brooks Hotel was because they always do such a good breakfast, and this morning was no exception, when I tucked into an overnight oatmeal bowl and fresh ...

10

Back To Edinburgh
Tom had to go up to the office in Edinburgh for work this week, so I joined him for a mini holiday. We booked into Brooks Hotel, after having a lovely stay in their airstreams in Bristol, which wa...

8

Elan Cafe
We treated ourselves to a fancy breakfast at Elan Cafe on Park Lane this morning. It has to be one of the most picturesque cafes in the city with flower covered walls and pink furniture.

7

Paddington
We headed to Paddington this morning to do some exploring for my next video and hunt down Paddington Bear. We started by picking up a copy of the Pawprint Trail to tell us where to find his statue...

6

Cooking Around Chinatown
We're exploring Chinatown in the second episode of Cooking Around The London Underground and making vegetarian crispy beef with a side of egg fried rice.

3

Unsane
I've been having fun sketching on the iPad and sketched a few of the places we visited in Limehouse, inlcuding The Grapes. We went to see Unsane at Picturehouse Central tonight. It was so good but...