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

Jun

18

EIFF Industry Caeleigh
It was finally the weekend so Tom could join me in watching films at the Film Festival. We started with the Scottish film Seat in Shadow and then watched Cheer Up, a documentary about a coach tryin...

14

Edinburgh Film Festival
The Edinburgh Film Festival started today and Tom & I had press passes so we couldn't wait to see as many movies as possible. The first film I saw was called Starfish, which we had to sign an ...

12

House For An Art Lover
It was Mum's birthday today, so I'd arranged a tour of House For An Art Love for us all as a suprise. Based on a design by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, House For An Art Lover is a gorgeous building,...

11

Saturday
Alison posted this photo of the cutest vintage radio bag and I couldn't resist getting one for myself. We'll have to coordinate so we don't end up wearing them at the same time - unless she wants t...

9

Deliveroo Turns One
Deliveroo were celebrating their first birthday and invited us to their party at The Biscuit Factory down in Leith. I had never been upstairs in The Biscuit Factory before but it was the perfect s...

8

Wednesday
We got the cutest camper van themed bedspread from Primark the other day. I really want to have a holiday in one soon. Makers Kit sent the CO+K Sidekicks kits to make dreamcatchers so I decided to...

7

Tuesday
I don't often get excited about social media, but I made my 14 year old self very proud today when the Manic Street Preachers retweeted the necklace I'd made for their gig. I met Tom at Akva after...

6

Dad's Birthday
Inspired by our Date Night at Byron last week, I attempted to make a meat free version of their Byronaldo burger with Quorn burgers and bacon. Check out Meat Free Byronaldo on Cut Out + Keep

5

Loch Leven's Larder
As an early birthday treat for my Dad, we took him for lunch at Loch Leven's Larder. They've got these two pods in the garden that you can book to sit in for free and have a gorgeous view over the...

4

Saturday
We were pretty tired out this morning, after Laura's 90's party last night, so we decided to take it easy and go for a drive in Fig. We ended up having a picnic next to the reservoir in Pentland H...

3

Laura's 90's Birthday Party
It was Laura's birthday a few weeks ago, so we insisted on throwing her a 90's themed party. We had sweets from high school, tattoo chokers and 90's themed cocktails served in Calypso cups.

2

Liquid Smoke
I picked up a huge bag of chia seeds for a £3 at Wholefoods at the weekend, so I've been adding them to everything. This morning I added them to oatmeal with walnuts and maple syrup. Check out Chi...

1

Date Night At Byron
I got a lovely little box of samples from The Bay Tree in the mail this morning and couldn't wait to test them out. I also had two brand new ingredients to experiment with (fresh fennel and seitan...

May

31

Beads Galore
I lucked out last weekend when Katie & Phil sold me this giant box of beads for £15. I couldn't resist rolling around in them squealing "I'm rich" before attempting to organize them.

30

Kino Kimino
I love using garlic when I cook but I really hate the smell it leaves on my hands, so when Garlic Twist send me one of their handy grinders, I was keen to test it out. It worked so much better tha...

29

ECA Degree Show
It was the Degree Show at the Edinburgh College of Art this weekend so Tom, Mum and I went along to check it out. I had always dreamed of going to art school here when I was little, as the studios...

28

Arthur's Seat
Katie & Phil had a table at a yard sale in Montgomery Street Park, so we decided to pop along to see what we could find. I resisted buying another camera for my collection but picked up a mass...

27

Adam Green
This exciting package arrived in the mail from Paperself this morning with paper cut eyelashes and gorgeous gold tattoos. I first tried some of their lashes at London Fashion Week years and years a...

26

Harris Tweed
There was an exciting package in the mail from the Harris Tweed Authority this morning. Knowing how strict they like to be about what gets their label of approval, I was so excited when they said ...

25

You Love Us
Bobbin had the cutest face when we woke up this morning, so Tom took this photo and made it the watch face for my Apple Watch. It's not everyday that I get to craft for my favourite band at work, ...

24

25p Burgers
We had a Great British Sewing Bee Watch-A-Long on CO+K this morning.

23

Pint Of Science
After such a hectic weekend, it felt good to be back at work and today's task was to find the perfect craft to make inspired by the Manics for Crafty In The City. I managed to narrow my ideas down...

22

Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair
Even though I wanted nothing more than to sleep in this morning, we'd promised to meet Katie & Phil for brunch and then Alison invited us to Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair.

21

Manic Street Preachers
Dad was away for an archaeology dig this weekend, so we invited Mum out for a day of ticking of sights from her to-see list in Glasgow. When we saw Grant & Kay before the Idlewild gig last Fri...

20

Brain Freeze
I took part in my first craft swap on the CO+K boards this week. Our members have been begging for a swapping system for ages, so I thought I should do my homework and give it a try.

19

The Arches
When I heard there was a new statue of a bear in Princes Street Gardens, I got pretty excited, and then I heard his backstory and I couldn't wait to meet the guy! It was a lovely warm evening, so ...

18

The Fandom Issue
I woke up feeling determined this morning - we were finally going to launch Issue 32 of Snippets, even if it killed me. Having spent two years in waiting, this is the first issue I'd given up cont...

17

Bunting Night
I finally finished stitching my cushion for the back of Fig with the help of Plymouth Yarn today and the colours are spot on. It's going to live on the back seat to keep our passengers cosy. Check...

16

Crazy Cat Lady Studios
Nikolas Ilic created this amazing cartoony Crafterella for Superhero Sunday yesterday. I don't want to sound paranoid but I'm starting to think that Katie & Phil's business model might be focu...

15

The Flying Scotsman
It's not every day that you get to see The Flying Scotsman, but today we were lucky enough to see it twice, while the train was making it's way across Scotland to celebrate completing it's 10-year ...