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



Karen Mabon Sleepwear Salon
It was the final night of Edinburgh Fashion Week, running from the 21st to 24th of July, and Karen Mabon was ending the festival in style with her Sleepwear Salon. Held at the gorgeous Waldorf Ast...


I've been struck down with a really nasty cold this past week but the weather was so nice today, that Tom and I went and sat on Portobello Beach in the evening. It was fun watching everyone catch P...


The Three Bridges in South Queensferry has reopened as a Harry Ramsdens making it the perfect place to have fish and chips while looking out over the sea. It was so hot this evening that it didn't...


I picked up some New Orleans granola from Lupe Pintos yesterday and tried it for breakfast this morning. It was soooo spicy but helped wake me up. Bobbin managed to sniff out her presents in the m...


Though I'm not too fussy about the monsters to catch in Pokemon Go, I really like discovering all the interesting things and places at the Pokestops. For example, I've never noticed the bike hangin...


The Falkirk Wheel
We've been meaning to visit the Linlithgow Canal Centre for a while, as it's usually off season when we pass by it, but we managed to catch it while it was open today. There's a mini museum, canal...


Lush Kitchen
Vicky and I were invited to a blogger event at Lush Livingston where we'd spend an evening making face masks, learning about beauty products, getting massages and receiving colour consultations.


We went to see the new Ghostbusters film with Izzy and Pamela after work today. I loved the female Ghost Busters and kind of want to dress up as them for Halloween. We went for a drive afterwards ...


I've been a huge fan of Emily Strange since I was a teenager and I was so excited when her creator, Rob Reger drew his take on Crafterella. It was Elvis night at Say It Ain't Sew, so Tom and I tea...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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",...



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...


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...


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 + ...


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...


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...


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...


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.


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...


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...


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 ...


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,...


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...


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...


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...