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

Jul

10

T In The Park 2016
We were at T In The Park today and, even though he grew up nearby, it was Tom's first time at the festival. Our first challenge was to navigate the Figaro's tiny 12" wheels through the muddy carpa...

9

Saturday
We went for breakfast at Tribeca this morning so I could tuck into some peanut butter waffles and Tom could have poached eggs. We're off to T In The Park tomorrow so in preparation, I started deco...

7

Topolabamba
A new Mexican restaurant called Topolabamba opened on Lothian Road today. We'd tried the one in Glasgow with Jenny last year and were excited to hear they were opening in Edinburgh too. Considerin...

5

Absolutely Fabulous
I was busy working on a craft inspired by our trip to House For An Art Lover today and decided to go with a Charles Rennie Mackintosh style stained glass rose ring. It's made from shrink plastic a...

3

Glasgow Comic Con
We were invited along to Glasgow Comic Con today, so I dressed up in my geekiest outfit ( batman t-shirt, POW hairclip and Crafterella skirt) and we headed along to buy comics, take photos and say ...

2

Free Agent BBQ
It was the annual Free Agent BBQ today, organized by Izzy with face painting, balloon sculpting and a bouncy castle. I patiently waited for all the kids to have their faces painted before asking f...

1

Edinburgh International Magic Festival
We were invited to the Edinburgh International Magic Festival this evening and brought Mum & Dad along with us. Dad used to be a magician when he was younger, whereas Mum "finds magic boring",...

Jun

29

Wednesday
Tom got an awesome new mug from XKCD and it arrived today. I'm not sure it's the best choice of mug to take into work though. We headed through to Glasgow in the evening to pick up our Glasgow Co...

28

Tuesday
Just like Tom and I, Alison and Martyn have matching birthdays so I decided to make them matching mugs featuring their favourite birds - a penguin for Martyn and a pink flamingo for Alison. It's b...

26

Whisky Galore
It was the final day of the Edinburgh Film Festival today and I'd made Tom a Harris Tweed bow-tie inspired by the red carpet for the Gala in the evening. Check out Red Carpet Bow Tie on Cut Out + ...

25

Kevin Smith & Harley Quinn
A new cafe on a canal boat has just opened along from our house called The Counter. It looks super cute and you can sit either inside or outside the boat. We were in a rush this morning so we orde...

24

Jet Trash
There's a new weekly street food market on the canal near us that takes place every Friday, so Tom and I decided to test it out for lunch today. Each week there's a different selection of trucks t...

23

Bandieoke
Tonight's EIFF entertainment was Bandieoke at the Traverse Bar, where people could sing karaoke along with a live band. Unlike regular karaoke, which can be pretty funny when people are awful, the...

21

Bijou Bistro
Tom took me to Bijou Bistro which overlooks Leith Links for Date Night tonight. It was really cute inside and I ordered the small gnocchi, which was actually huge, and tasted delicious.

19

Sunday
Nana let me raid her recipe box for a recipe to make for Suck UK and the My Family Cookbook they sent me. I decided to go with her classic carrot muffins! Pan Pastels sent me some of their pastels...

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...