Cat Morley

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Roulotte Retreat
After waking up in our cozy gypsy caravan, we were in the mood to explore the area a little and started with coffee at the Main Street Trading Company bookstore. Our first stop was Kelso which had...


My Birthday
My birthday started super early this year with a midnight party with my parents, as we wouldn't be seeing them in the morning. My Mum had baked me a red velvet cake with cream cheese icing which wa...


Tom's Birthday
Today was Tom's birthday and I had a day of transport-themed surprises planned for him, starting with a homemade Figaro card and Figaro birthday cake. As we'd woken up at our hotel in Glasgow, we ...


Jenny & Rin's Scottish Wedding
Today was Jenny & Rin's Scottish wedding at House For An Art Lover in Glasgow and I couldn't resist making them a card inspired by our adventures in Skye. As they were already married after th...


It was time to head back home this morning and though there's so much to see in Skye that you could probably spend a whole week exploring, we felt we'd done a pretty good job in our two days.


After waking up early and tucking in the breakfast at our B&B, we were excited to get on the road and explore the rest of Skye. We spotted a highland cow with her calf alongside the road and s...


The Highlands
We packed up the Figaro and set off on our first Scottish road-trip this morning. Jenny & Rin were back from Japan, for their wedding on Sunday, and Kylie & Rob had flown over from Australi...


I was experimenting in the kitchen with beetroot this lunchtime and made some salmon & beetroot burgers:


I attempted to recreate Maleficent's makeup today for a photo shoot of my latest dress for Fabric On Demand:


I've fallen a little behind with my blogging recently and we've had so many amazing new Crafterella guest art submission recently, that I thought I'd include a little round-up today. The top one i...


The Secret Herb Garden
When I heard their was a new cafe with a garden, bees and furniture shop called The Secret Herb Garden on the outskirts of Edinburgh, I couldn't wait to check it out and take my Mum with me. We to...


Cocktail Hour
I finished sewing my Queen Of Tartan dress today, which is the latest dress in my Paperdoll Project collection and the most complex so far, with lots of twists and draping around the neckline. It l...


We decided to take our laptops to Lovecrumbs and work there today which was an awesome idea because it meant we could eat cake while we worked. We shared a chocolate tart and peanut butter brownie...


We won a couple of Chromecasts from Google, as part of their City Expert campaign and they arrived this morning. It works great with the TV and Tom's got plans to hack the second one to make Figaro...


Jammie Dodgers
I was dreaming up snacks for the perfect picnic the other day when I came up with the idea for Jammie Dodgers with savoury fillings. I made some today with goats cheese and caramelised onion chutn...


The cooking bug continued today as I attempted to make beetroot hummus for the first time. It was super tasty and Tom hates anything mushy, so I had the whole lot to myself. See Beetroot Hummus an...


Tom had finally had enough of his slow old laptop not being able to keep up with him, so despite the bad weather, we decided to drive through to Glasgow to get him a new one from the Apple Store.


Mum brought Nana through to visit today and we got to take her for her first ride in the Figaro. Afterwards we sat out in the sun while eating cakes at Falko.



Burger Blind Date
After waiting for a long time in a queue to get a parking permit for our car, we rewarded ourselves with lunch at The Edinburgh Larder who we're working on an A Bite To Eat feature the CO+K blog wi...


I've been working on my latest fabric print for Fabric On Demand and it's inspired by our new Figaro. I'm thinking about making a dress with matching cushions for the car. I hadn't realised our ca...


We met up with my Mum and Dad for lunch at Montpellier's this afternoon, as my Dad was coming through for a whisky tasting he was gifted for his birthday. I had the gnocchi was was really tasty an...


The Kelpies
You've got to make the most of sunny days when you live in Scotland, and as today was particularly sunny, we decided to jump in the car and head out on an adventure. It looked like I'd picked my ou...


Blackford Hill
We've not been to The Chocolate Tree as much recently, since they removed most of their tables but we were lucky enough to get one of the few remaining ones today. We shared an almond and amaretti ...


Indoor Picnic Party
Google had another party for the City Experts tonight and this time it was an indoor picnic at the Signet Library. The library was really pretty and decorated with colourful bunting, tissue paper ...


It's been ages since we last saw Nathan, so we decided to pick him up from work this evening and treat him to dinner at the Roseleaf. We had a pot-tail, which is a cocktail in a teapot and were ea...