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

Mar

13

Canova Hall
We went for dinner at Canova Hall down in Brixton this evening. The restaurant is in a gorgeous old art deco department store with huge windows and lots of industrial details. We started with coc...

11

On The Hunt For The Cheshire Cat
As a special Mother's Day treat, Bobbin surprised me with a HiddenCity Alice In Wonderland treasure hunt tour around London, The Hunt For The Cheshire Cat. Tom knew we'd have a busy day of adventu...

10

Dark Arts Coffee
Alison & Martyn were down in London today so we met them for brunch at The Bike Shed in Shoreditch. The Bike Shed is part bike showroom, part shop and part bar and restaurant. There was even a...

9

At The Drive In
We were off to see At The Drive In in Brixton tonight, so we stopped off at Cubana for some food before the gig. I had a Caipirinha and we ordered lots of tapas to share. We had avocado tortillas...

6

Shoryu
Malcom & Kirsty are down in London, so we headed to Carnaby Street after work to meet them. We were a little early so met up with Jenny & Rin at Two Floors for a drink beforehand.

4

Peckham Levels
We woke up nice and early this morning, so decided to treat ourselves to breakfast at Milk Cafe down in Balham. We arrived at just the right time, because a long queue formed behind us, which is a...

3

London Transport Museum
We got a free day pass to the London Transport Museum with our Hidden London tour of Euston a few weeks ago, so we decided to head along this morning. The walkway into the museum looked like folde...

2

Mamuska
We were in the mood to try somewhere new for dinner but it was a cold snowy evening in London, so we didn't want to venture too far from home. Luckily Mamuska was close by at Elephant & Castle...

Feb

28

Sticks N Sushi
It was really snowy today as we made our way down to the Docklands this evening. There was even snow on the very top of Canary Wharf. We headed to Giant Robot where they have a new transport theme...

27

Snow In The Park
We woke up to a heavy snow storm this morning and couldn't wait to head out and see a snowy London. Luckily my new Figaro hat from Janer Designs had arrived. It's the same pattern that I designed ...

26

Bobbin In The Snow
We woke up to snow in Kennington this morning and piled on the layers so we could run out and play in the garden. Bobbin had been curiously looking out of the window at the snow, so we decided to ...

24

Twin Peaks Party
February 24th is Twin Peaks Day so we threw our own Twin Peaks party to celebrate. We'd recreated the Red Lodge on our dining table, complete with a Laura Palmer shrine, chevron table cloth painte...

22

Betty Blythe
Tom surprised me with this gorgeous marquee arrow necklace from Tatty Devine this morning. Lulu invited us to Betty Blythe's 10th birthday party in Earls Court this evening. Lulu had just opened ...

21

Cafe Van Gogh
We discovered the super pretty flower garden in Kennington Park today. We decided to try out our local vegan restaurant, Cafe Van Gogh for lunch today. The cafe is in a pretty brick building conn...

20

WC Wine and Charcuterie
Tom and I had a date night down in Clapham Common this evening, starting with dinner at Radio Alice. I was feeling a little sleepy, so I ordered the 'No Sleep Till Brooklyn' espresso martini which...

18

The Hardy Tree
There was a garden open day in Highgate this morning, so we took Mum up to see it while we waited at The Flask. We then headed down to Camden where we got a little lost on the hunt for the new Tem...

17

House of Minalima
We dropped Mum off at the National Portrait Gallery this morning and took Dad to explore Soho. It's Chinese New Year so Chinatown was filled with lanterns and dancing dragons. We started off at S...

16

Jamyang
Mum & Dad are visiting for the weekend, so while Tom was still at work, we popped out for lunch. We ended up at our local Buddhist centre, Jamyang which has a really pretty courtyard garden an...

15

Garlic & Shots
We haven't been to The Crobar in years and years and years, so we popped in for a drink after work today. I was so glad that they still serve root beer, so I could order my antiseptic marzipan coc...

14

Valentine's Day
It was Valentine's today and Tom & Bobbin surprised me with roses, chocolates and macarons in bed. I made pink rose and white chocolate pancakes for breakfast. Check out Pink Rose & White Cho...

12

Leake Street Tunnel
Duncan was staying at our place for the night, so Tom took a half day and we met up for a drink at The Tankard. Tom pointed out the old site of the London Necropolis railway station as we made our...

11

Radio Alice
I've noticed Doughnut Time popping up all over London, and drawn in by the pretty neon signs, was tempted to try one out. It was so hard to choose with options like the Notorious P-I-G topped with...

10

Goose Island Tap Room
Duncan was in London this evening, so we met up with him down in Balham. We ended up at the Goose Island Tap House, which felt like it was a long way from Chicago. As well as craft beer and root ...

9

Light-Up Tube Map
We've been on the hunt for a cool neon sign to put on the wall above our stairs for a while, when I came up with the idea of making a light-up tube map to go with all of Tom's London Underground si...

8

Cha Cha Roll
For this week's Date Night, we tried out Cha Cha Roll in Soho. Cha Cha Rolls are big fat sushi rolls, similar to Sushirittos, but in even more interesting flavours. I had the Green Wasabi Prawn w...

7

Abandoned Euston Tour
As one of Tom's Christmas presents, I'd booked a Hidden London tour of the disused tunnels underneath Euston station. We met outside the old red-brick station on Melton Street where we were given ...

3

Gods Own Junkyard
We took Pamela for brunch at Palm Vaults up at Hackney Downs this morning. It was so hard to pick with so much tasty stuff on the menu, but I picked a lavender latte and Pamela had a pretty pale b...

2

Clown Museum
Pamela came down to visit for the weekend, so we headed out to explore East London, starting in Hoxton. We went for lunch at Arepa and Co, a Venezuelan restaurant on the canal at Haggerton.

Jan

31

Wild West KitNip Box
Bobbin's been signed up for a four month subscription to KitNip Box and her first box arrived this morning. She couldn't wait to get stuck in, and after lots of chewing and clawing at the box, we ...

30

Japan Centre
We headed into town after work today and grabbed dinner at the newly relocated Japan Centre. The new shop has a cafe, so you can eat in, and lots of the dishes had been reduced, so we picked up a ...