Cat Morley

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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...


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


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...


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...


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...


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...



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.


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...


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 ...


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, ...


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...


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.


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...


Crazy Cat Lady Studios
Nikolas Ilic created this amazing cartoony Crafterella for Superhero Sunday yesterday. I don't want to sound paranoid but I'm starting to think that Katie & Phil's business model might be focu...


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 ...


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...


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...


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.


We only just discovered that there's a Whole Foods Market in Glasgow and decided to head along for lunch this afternoon. There was so much to choose from and everything looked amazing, but we sett...


We reached Aglio E Olio in our Pasta A-Z and this dish was creamy with garlic mayo and tasted great with Quorn roast chicken. Check out Spaghetti Aglio E Olio on Cut Out + Keep


We were making bluebells at Say It Ain't Sew Tonight. I have a sneaking suspicion that we're going to end up with a massive bouquet of felt flowers by the end of the summer.



August 21
There's no shortage of coffee shops here in Morningside but I'm always on the hunt for new places to work from, so I was super excited to see August 21 had opened a new cafe. We headed along for b...


Little Mermaid Camisole
Brown Sheep sent me some of their Nature Spun yarn, all the way from Nebraska, to test out for CO+K. When I put the colours of yarn together, I knew what to make instantly and started crocheting a...


Edinburgh Zoo
We were invited along to Edinburgh Zoo for a visit today and I was really exciting because I haven't been in years, probably since I was on a school trip in Primary School. Our first stop was the ...


I've been cooking a lot again recently and my new kitchen pegboard has been coming in so handy. It's so easy to just grab what you need and then hook it back up when you're done.