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



Bobbin's Birthday
It was Bobbin's birthday today so Tom spoiled her with a fish-filled tea party from Fortnum & Mason. As well as fresh smoked salmon, he brought home salmon pate and some seaweed crackers so we...


No 32 The Old Town
Tom and I were finally starting to feel better after our several week long flu, so we attempted to head out for a date night at No 32 The Old Town in Clapham. Not wanting to challenge our recovery...



The Gorringe Park
I was still feeling ill this morning but everyone agreed that a good breakfast would do me the world of good, so we headed to The Gorringe Park in Tooting. It was a cool little pub with quirky dec...


Natural History Museum
Mum and Dad are down in London to visit for the weekend. I've not been feeling too well but was determined to give them a nice day out none the less. We started off with drinks and nibbles on Tame...


The Mail Rail
Tom and I were invited on a press visit of The Mail Rail today which doesn't open until September. Hidden below the streets of London, The Mail Rail will wind you through forgotten tunnels as you ...


Isle Of Sheppey
Inspired by our road-trip to Surrey yesterday, we decided to explore Kent today. Though the Isle Of Sheppey sounds like it should be up in Scotland, it's actually in the middle of the Thames acces...


Mayfield Lavender Fields
We took a drive down to Mayfield Lavender Fields in Surrey today. The fields were gorgeous with rows and rows of purple lavender stretching far into the distance. The smell was amazing and bumble...


I had a Lego themed crafty day today and made a Lego Superhero jar for Art Of The Brick. Of course, I chose Crafterella as my superhero and she now holds all of my makeup brushes on my dressing tab...


First Aid Box
We've passed through Herne Hill a couple of times in the car and thought it looked interesting, so came back to explore today. We started off at First Aid Box, a cocktail bar and cafe with a medic...


The Art Of The Brick
We set off to Lower Marsh this morning and had coffee at Love & Scandal for breakfast. The coffee was really good and they had a huge vegetarian menu, so we'll have to come back to try the foo...


Tom came home with Laduree macaroons and they came in the prettiest box. I'm going to use it to keep my hairbands in.


Walala X Play
Jenny invited us down to Greenwich this evening to go to a launch party. There were free drinks, totes and ping pong. Camille Walala has a new exhibition called Walala X Play at the Now Gallery.


Vaulty Towers
It was a gloomy evenig in London but we had dinner plans with Mark & Priscilla at Cubana in Waterloo, which was the perfect hideout from the rain. It was Happy Hour, so we ordered jugs of Stra...


Arctic Lights
Search Press invited us to their launch for David Bellamy's new book, Arctic Light. The launch was downstairs in Stanfords bookstore, famous for their travel maps and globes. David read a few cha...


St Dunstan-in-the-East
We took Mum & Dad for brunch at London Grind this morning, which is at London Bridge. I tried my first turmeric latte while Mum had a beetroot one and we admired the rainbow of drinks that app...


Pride In London
Mum and Dad came down to visit for the weekend and we started off with breakfast at Vanilla Black where we had iced coffee, matcha lattes and custard starts. We then headed to Vauxhall City Farm t...


The Bletchley
Holly was back in London today, before flying back to Texas, so we decided to make the most of her last day. We started with lunch at Love Fresh Vietnamese in the Artworks at The Artworks Elephant...


I was busy crafting for Evanescence today and made a pair of beaded devil horn hair clips. Check out Beaded Horn Hair Clips on Cut Out + Keep


Cereal Killer Cafe
We took Pamela up to Camden to hang around and explore this morning. It hadn't changed too much since our last visit years ago apart from a bronze statue of Amy Winehouse in the Horse Stables Mark...


Baby Sprinkle
I've never been to a baby shower before, so when Davina invited me to her Baby Sprinkle, I wasn't sure what to expect. Davina doesn't want to know the gender of the baby until it's born, so she'd ...



Theresa May's Leaving Drinks
Pamela and I started off our day at Vauxhall City Farm. She was started to miss Alice, so I thought seeing other bunnies might help. The farm has vending machines for grass pellets which you can f...


Lights Of Soho
Pamela is down in London to see Green Day this weekend but arrived a few days early so that we could hang out. We started off with breakfast at London Grind which is right next to London Bridge.


We got a new rug for the living room and Bobbin's already rubbing her fluff all over it. We ordered food from Abokado this evening and had sushi, yakisoba and gyoza.


Tea & Sympathy
It was our last day in Edinburgh today and a lovely morning, so we decided to take a walk along the canal. A super cute little tea room and vintage shop called Tea & Sympathy has opened nearby.


Alice In Bunny Land
Mum, Dad & Nana came through to visit today and we went for dim sum at the Imperial Palace. We went for a coffee at the Secret Herb Garden afterwards. The greenhouse was in full bloom for sum...


We're back in Edinburgh to pack up the last of our house and, typically just after we left, a really cool little arcade cafe has opened a few streets away from our place. It's called Konbo and the...


The White Bear
Our books arrived this morning and there were 50 boxes of them. Unpacking will have to wait until we get back from Edinburgh though. We tried out another one of our locals this evening, The White ...


Richmond Park
It was so hot today and I felt so sorry for little Bobbin suffering in her fur coat. I pointed a fan in her direction and let her snooze from the day. I baked some beetroot brioche buns and made p...


Today was set to be the hottest day of the year so far and also National Picnic Day, so Jenny invited us out for a picnic in Holland Park. We picked up some food and made ourselves comfortable nex...


Trooping The Colour
Phil loves German beer so we took him to one of our new locals, The Zeitgeist inside The Jolly Gardener. They serve German food and have eight different German beers on taps which the boys were re...