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



Bob Bob Ricard
We decided to treat ourselves to after work drinks and dessert at Bob Bob Ricard. Looking grand and art deco on a corner in Soho, waiters in pink waistcoats usher you through a luxurious green and...


It was Tom's first day at work today so I decided to surprise him with dinner, champagne and Lego MiniFigures when he got home. I got to put our new kitchen to the test and baked a Rosemary Chocol...


The Dog House
I'm in my element in London at the moment because there are ghost signs everywhere. I even have my own department store down in Brixton. For lunch, we tucked into some black bagels from Waitrose.


It was Bobbin's turn to be driven down to London today, in the back of our Figaro. She was really well behaved, snoozing most of the way but popping out to explore and eat prawns at the rest stops.


Bloom & Wild
Our estate agents, Urban Spaces sent us a gorgeous bouquet from Bloom & Wild to welcome us to our new home. Before flying home, we decided to go to Taylor Taylor for haircuts. My hair dresser...


Call Me Mr Lucky
After recovering from the move yesterday, we couldn't wait to head out into the city and check out our new neighbourhood. We're only a 10 minutes walk from Albert Embankment where there was an ama...


Moving Back To London
Today was the day of our big move to London and Tom had hired a van as big as our house to move all of our things. The drive was pretty boring, apart from the discovery of the vegetarian breakfast...


Bobbin was off to stay with Mum & Dad (or the in-paws as we like to call them) this weekend while we moved down to London, so we met halfway at South Queensferry. We went for lunch at Down The...


Wild West Morningside
Before we left Edinburgh, I wanted to take one last walk down my favourite street, Wild West Morningside. The street is hidden behind Morningside Library on Springvalley Gardens.


Mum came through to Edinburgh today and we went out for lunch at her favourite place, Falko Konditormeister. We shared the Welsh Rarebit, so that we could save some room for cake. It was delicious...


Maison Bleue Le Bistrot
Inspired by cuisines from around the world, Maison Bleue Le Bistrot brings a modern, unique and delicious take to Edinburgh's food scene. Nestled in the heart of Morningside, the bistrot is cosy b...


Survive Bar
One restaurant in Edinburgh that I can never get enough of is Bodega, a Mexican taqueria that fills it's tacos with super delicious and unique ingredients. It's a tiny restaurant on Leith Walk and...


Simply Be
Simply Be got in touch to ask if we'd like to put together a beachwear outfit, so I decided to create a 50's inspired sailor girl look. I picked this Oceana 50's skirt from Hell Bunny, a Beach to ...


Nana came to visit today, so we took a drive along to Portobello Beach. Nana loves fish and chips, so we went for lunch at St Andrews Restaurant. I tucked into a tasty plate of scampi... though y...


The Anchoress
Burtons Biscuits smells amazing when we drive by and they're busy baking. There's a little portacabin around the back where you can buy bags of misshapen biscuits for £1. I couldn't spot anything...


Honeycomb & Co
A new lunch spot in Bruntsfield called Honeycomb & Co opened today, so we headed along to try it out. The window was filled with tempting looking cakes and there was a fridge full of amazing s...


Flamingosaurus Rex
It was a bank holiday today, so Tom and I decided to head out and see what's new in Edinburgh. Our first stop was Five Degrees on Barclay Place, which does breakfast, lunch, bubble tea and even a ...



The Dome
Though we've lived in Edinburgh for a long time now, we had never been to The Dome before until this evening. It was beautiful with a huge stained glass dome, sparkling chandeliers and gorgeous bo...


Mum & Dad brought Nana through to visit this morning and we went for lunch at Loch Fyne, her favourite restaurant in Edinburgh. I treated everyone to some fried oysters to start and they were ...


Palm Vaults
We started our day off with breakfast at the Palm Vaults in Hackney. All pink and green, this gorgeous cafe is filled with plants and palms, making it feel like a greenhouse. I tried their granol...


The Gibson Girl
We started our morning with breakfast at the Clerkenwell Grind. Tom had salmon and toast while I had an acai bowl and matcha latte. We then had a flat viewing at a converted school in Kennington....


We were up early for a trip to London this morning so perked ourselves up with coffee at Nomad Cafe. Right next to Haymarket Station, it's the perfect place to grab a quick coffee and pastry befor...


Milk Juicery
I'm often quite shy about sticking my nose into churches for a peek but St Mary's Cathedral looked so impressive from the outside that I couldn't resist. It was just as impressive on the inside wi...


My parents came through to visit today and we took them for lunch at Bentoya. Tom ordered some sushi and it came in a boat. Everyone was feeling peckish later on, so I attempted to recreate Falko...


Hoot The Redeemer
Louisa was up in Edinburgh today, so Kirsty & Malcolm came down from Dundee and we all went out for lunch. We started out with nibbles at The Refinery where Malcolm ordered the largest salad I...


Organic Delicious Cafe
The blossom was out in full bloom when we headed out in Morningside this afternoon. There's a new organic cafe called Organic Delicious that we wanted to try out for lunch. We tried the vegan sau...


Badger & Co
We met up with Katie & Phil after work and went for dinner at Badger & Co. I ordered the parmesan gnocchi with pumpkin, chestnut and rocket pesto. It sounded delicious from the menu but wh...


Maki & Ramen have opened a new location on Fountainbridge, right next to us, so we met up with Pamela after work and headed along to check it out. The restaurant is in the same place where Kan...


Dalry Cemetery
We've lived next to Dalry Cemetery for over five years but never ventured in until today. I loved how overgrown it was with lots of ivy and sprawling trees. There were a row of mausoleums in the ...


We met up with Pamela this morning for a catch up and brunch at The Voyage Of Buck. I love their pancakes, but I'd ordered them last time so went for something different and tried the chia seed bo...