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



We were on the train up to Edinburgh today for Kenny's wedding, so we headed to Kings Cross. We stopped off at the GNH Bar for a drink while we waited. I ordered the Blue Velvet cocktail with gin...


Yard Sale Pizza
We headed down to Tower Bridge after work where we'd heard rumours of an interesting new statue. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park, a giant, 25ft Jeff Goldblum statue had been pla...


Genesis Cinema
We headed to Whitechapel for this week's Date Night. I loved the old train signs in the station. We started with a drink at The Blind Beggar where The Kray twins shot George Cornell. There was a ...


To celebrate how well England did at the World Cup, Southgate Underground Station has been renamed to Gareth Southgate, in honour of their manager. As well as the giant roundel on the outside the ...


Bonjour Brioche
We went for brunch in Belsize Park this afternoon and ended up at Bonjour Brioche. It was super hot outside but luckily they served iced coffee which I had with banana bread served with hung yogur...


Catfest London
We were invited to Catfest London, the city's first (or should I say furst?!) festival dedicated to cats so we headed up to Cambridge Heath this morning. It was a very arty part of the city on the...


Baby Trump
We were woken up by the sound of Donald Trump's military helicopter flying loudly over our house this morning. We showed him though by heading to Parliament Square at lunchtime to see the giant Ba...


We headed for a Date Night to East Dulwich this evening. Mum used to live in East Dulwich when she was little and today it's covered in cool street art and pretty shops. We stopped off for dinner...



We headed down to Tooting to try out Mud for brunch this morning. It was really hot outside, so their charcoal lemonade sounded really tempted and I loved how black it was. I tucked into a granol...


Pride In Soho
We went out for an adventure drive this morning around South London. We ended up down in Catford where they had a giant cat statue above the shopping centre. The shopping centre had some awesome ...


Milk Train
I'd been wanting to go to Milk Train for ice cream for ages and finally got the chance today, when Tom was picking up a new phone nearby. Their ice cream is served on a cloud of candy floss and we...


We went out for a wander at lunch time and stumbled upon an adorable little community garden in Bonnington. We went for lunch at Mimosa which had a little garden in the back and I had a feta and s...


Date Night
We headed to Soho for Date Night tonight with dinner and a movie. We went for dinner at Shackfuyu which promised Western-inspired Japanese food. We started with the pink prawn tempura which I was...


My neighbours the dumplings
We headed up to Clapton this evening for dinner at My neighbours the dumplings, somewhere I had been really keen to try since reading the name. It was a gorgeous restaurant with gold leaf walls an...


It was far too hot in the house today so we headed out to the air conditioning of Wahaca to cool down. We started with the sweet potato & feta taquito which were super tasty with and wrapped i...


Elephant & Castle
We had a little time to spend with Dad this morning before he caught his train back to Scotland, so we took him for dim sum in Elephant & Castle and then went to watch the World Cup at the Elep...



Glasshouse Stores
Dad was on flying visit to London today to see a play at The Globe so we met him beforehand for adventures in Soho, starting with a game of bar billiards and darts at The Glasshouse Stores. I have...


Kingsland Road has a little cluster of Vietnamese restaurants that I've been desperate to try out so we went to BunBunBun for dinner tonight. We'd read that this was the best restaurant on the str...


Tom and I went for dinner at the new Raclette Brothers joint, Alpes in Pop Brixton for dinner this evening. The restaurant is in a container box and it was a lovely hot evening, so we sat out and ...


Wild Heart Soho
I met Tom in Soho after work and we went for sorbet prosecco cocktails at Swift. Our waiter thought it was charming that we were doing the puzzles in the paper. I'd got Priscilla vouchers for cock...


Shri Swaminarayan Temple
We headed for lunch at Miki's Paradise this afternoon, an adorable cafe on Holloway Road that's famous for it's freakshakes. We shared the Nutella Freakshake which was topped with a peanut butter ...


Brunswick House
There's an old mansion called Brunswick House in Vauxhall which looks really out of place among the tall modern buildings and busy traffic intersection. It's part restaurant and part antique store...


Taylor Swift
We were invited to see Taylor Swift at Wembley Stadium this evening, which was pretty cool because we've never been to a gig that big before. It was our first time at Wembley and it was so huge. W...


Game Night
Corey & Ben have just moved into a new place in Camden and invited us over for a game night. We saw some amazing ghost signs for an old pet shop that sold talking parrots and monkeys.


Petersham Nurseries
We took Mum & Dad for lunch at Petersham Nurseries which we thought could be Mum's favourite place ever. We picked out a pretty seat in the open air terrace and ordered some lunch.


M Manze
We took Mum & Dad out for a proper London adventure this morning starting at M Manze in Bermondsey. M Manze opened in 1892 and is the oldest surviving pie shop in London. I loved the vintage ...


Katy Perry
We got up early this morning so we could pick up a Kennington Park Road sign to add to Tom's sign collection before work. Tom had got tempted by some cheap Katy Perry tickets on Groupon, so we hea...


A Perfect Circle
I managed to bag a photo pass for A Perfect Circle this evening, so we headed down to Brixton for dinner before hand. We ended up at Chip Shop, a hip hop themed chip shop serving vegan fish and ch...


Shrub & Shutter
We met up with Pamela in Brixton after work and headed out for drinks. Unfortunately the first bar we went to ended up serving us cocktails filled with ants and we had to insist for them to be take...


I got this amazing care package filled with Finnish treats from Riikka from Paperiliitin as a thank you for helping her with her Papercraft Superstar feature. It was so lovely and the treats were d...