Cat Morley


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Jun

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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...

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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.

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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...

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ECA Degree Show
It was the Degree Show at the Edinburgh College of Art this weekend so Tom, Mum and I went along to check it out. I had always dreamed of going to art school here when I was little, as the studios...

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Arthur's Seat
Katie & Phil had a table at a yard sale in Montgomery Street Park, so we decided to pop along to see what we could find. I resisted buying another camera for my collection but picked up a mass...

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Adam Green
This exciting package arrived in the mail from Paperself this morning with paper cut eyelashes and gorgeous gold tattoos. I first tried some of their lashes at London Fashion Week years and years a...

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Harris Tweed
There was an exciting package in the mail from the Harris Tweed Authority this morning. Knowing how strict they like to be about what gets their label of approval, I was so excited when they said ...

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You Love Us
Bobbin had the cutest face when we woke up this morning, so Tom took this photo and made it the watch face for my Apple Watch. It's not everyday that I get to craft for my favourite band at work, ...

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25p Burgers
We had a Great British Sewing Bee Watch-A-Long on CO+K this morning.

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Pint Of Science
After such a hectic weekend, it felt good to be back at work and today's task was to find the perfect craft to make inspired by the Manics for Crafty In The City. I managed to narrow my ideas down...

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Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair
Even though I wanted nothing more than to sleep in this morning, we'd promised to meet Katie & Phil for brunch and then Alison invited us to Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair.

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Manic Street Preachers
Dad was away for an archaeology dig this weekend, so we invited Mum out for a day of ticking of sights from her to-see list in Glasgow. When we saw Grant & Kay before the Idlewild gig last Fri...

20

Brain Freeze
I took part in my first craft swap on the CO+K boards this week. Our members have been begging for a swapping system for ages, so I thought I should do my homework and give it a try.

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The Arches
When I heard there was a new statue of a bear in Princes Street Gardens, I got pretty excited, and then I heard his backstory and I couldn't wait to meet the guy! It was a lovely warm evening, so ...

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The Fandom Issue
I woke up feeling determined this morning - we were finally going to launch Issue 32 of Snippets, even if it killed me. Having spent two years in waiting, this is the first issue I'd given up cont...

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Bunting Night
I finally finished stitching my cushion for the back of Fig with the help of Plymouth Yarn today and the colours are spot on. It's going to live on the back seat to keep our passengers cosy. Check...

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Crazy Cat Lady Studios
I don't want to sound paranoid but I'm starting to think that Katie & Phil's business model might be focused with me as the example client in mind. First, they open a craft shop within two blo...

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The Flying Scotsman
It's not every day that you get to see The Flying Scotsman, but today we were lucky enough to see it twice, while the train was making it's way across Scotland to celebrate completing it's 10-year ...

14

Eurovision 2016
Tom treated me to a tasty breakfast of avocado toast topped with a fried egg. It was exactly what I needed to fuel my day, as I'd be spending the morning food shopping in Swedish deli's, and the af...

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Night At The Museum
We were lucky enough to be invited to the Museum Lates: Celts at the National Museum Of Scotland tonight, where Idlewild were playing a headlining set. Lots of people we knew were also going, so w...

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Dragonfruit
Each week, I'm going to challenge myself to cook with a new ingredient that I've never used before and this week it was a dragonfruit that I got from Whole Foods at the weekend. My first idea was ...

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Tuesday
Tom surprised me with this gorgeous Cat Lady pin badge from Little Arrow Studio today, making it obvious that he's got me totally figured out. We've been tucking into lots of tasty salads recently...

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Monday
Rosa De Los Reyes created this gorgeous Crafterella for Superhero Sunday today. This Is Your Cookbook got in touch to see if I'd like to put together a cookbook, featuring 36 of my own recipes.

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Sunday
My Dad treated us to breakfast at Piecebox this morning where I had a super tropical looking peanut butter smoothie. Bobbin finally got a chance to try out her new Campervan Carrier with a trip to...