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



Radio Rooftop
It was an early start for Fashion Week this morning, and I had Tom with me, so we treated ourselves to breakfast at The Espresso Room in Holborn. I loved their London print wallpaper.


Fashion Week runs from Thursday until Tuesday, so it swallows up the weekend but luckily Tom was off work and free to come along to shows with me. Our show today was FYODOR GOLAN where one of the ...


Nicopanda Sure to be one of the most unforgettable shows of the season, Nicopanda kicked off our second day of London Fashion Week with their Spring/Summer 2018 Collection.


London Fashion Week kicked off today at Store X, just along from Somerset House in the heart of London, ready to show off what's in store for Spring/Summer 2019.


Shiitake Bacon
By Chloe top their vegan mac n cheese with super tasty shiitake bacon, so I attempted to recreate it at home. I sliced the mushrooms really thin, dowsed them in liquid smoke and sea salt and then ...


Yama Momo
The Asylum Chapel in Peckham was supposed to have an open night this evening and we really wanted to check it out but when we arrived it was in use for a photoshoot. On the plus side, there was a ...


I treated myself to a red Cambridge Satchel during the January sale and kept it in storage so it would be lovely and new for Autumn. Today was my first day wearing it out and it felt so good!


Medieval Banquet
We headed to St Katharine's Docks this morning for brunch at Dokke. The menu was a mix of British and Asian fusion dishes and it all sounded amazing. We also had the Cheesy Name, an omelette with...


East Dulwich
We decided to spend the day exploring East Dulwich with all of it's cute shops and cafe. Even though it's quite a posh part of London it's still covered in awesome street art and murals.


Garlic & Miso Mushroom Tagliatelle
I spotted this gorgeous duck shell wok on sale for half price and had to get it. On the hunt for a new recipe to try it out with, I picked up some sprouted spelt tagliatelle. It worked a treat an...


Cafe East
We headed to Surrey Quays for this week's Date Night, ending up at Cafe East, a very popular Vietnamese restaurant which meant having to queue for half an hour. Luckily the food and Vietnamese ice...


Tom and I recently discovered a new favourite pub in Kennington called The Oxymoron. It has a chandelier hanging outside and is decorated with antiques, fairy lights and quirky finds which is exax...


Geisha Porridge
Inspired by the Black Rice Bowl I tried at Foxcroft & Ginger at the weekend, I decided to try making porridge using black rice. The result was my Geisha Porridge with blackberries, coconut and...


Streatham Kite Day
It was Streatham Kite Day so we headed to Streatham Common this morning to check it out. We didn't stay too long as we soon got hungry for brunch. We headed to Foxcroft & Ginger, a bakery in ...


Homies On Donkeys
We headed to St Katharine Docks this morning and the marina looked so pretty with all the flowers in bloom. We went for brunch at White Mulberries, a cute little cafe on the dock. Tom had his usu...



Jim's Cafe
We headed up to Hackney for dinner at Jim's Cafe tonight, a hipster diner in a former greasy spoon. We sat in one of the original cafe booths and I ordered a Liquorice Whiskey Sour with whiskey, l...


Feng Shang Princess
We headed up to Camden for this week's Date Night and wandered along the Grand Union Canal. We'd spotted this really interested looking boat on our walks along the canal years ago and discovered i...


Battersea Power Station
We headed along to Battersea Power Station this evening for dinner and to explore the new development. Though the shell of the power station is still under construction, the area around has lots o...


There were lots of signs for Oded’s babka when we were at The Good Egg yesterday, and though were too full to eat some at the time, we brought a few slices home to try. They were like marbled sweet...


The Good Egg
Tom and I headed up to Stoke Newington this morning on the hunt for brunch. I was excited to see so many ghost signs as we walked along the street. We walked past the Meat N16 butcher shop a few ...


Four Hundred Rabbits
We headed down to Trinity Buoy Wharf to explore this morning. There was a phone box that started ringing as we approached it. It was an interactive art piece which asked how we were feeling and as...


It was my birthday today and as a special surprise, Tom had booked us tickets to the SpiceUp exhibition. It was held at the Business Design Centre up in Angel, The start of the exhibition was fil...


Midnight Apothecary
It was Tom's birthday and I'd baked him a Lego Batman cake to eat while he opened his mostly tube themed presents. We then headed down to Deptford to explore. We stopped off for a drink at Little...


Hawker House
We took a drive down to Canada Water after work today and it was so peaceful by the canal watching the ducks. I was keen to check out Hawker House, another outdoor street food market from the Stre...


London Wetlands Centre
We kicked off our day at Vanilla Black wit rose lattes and Portuguese tarts. We then stopped off to see Marc Bolan's Rock Shrine, a memorial at the crash site where the T-Rex singer died.


Rhonda & Mike
Rhonda & Mike are over in the UK from Canada, so we invited them to stay with us and see London for a few days. Our first stop was Soho for lunch and we treated them to a lobster roll at Smack.


Where The Pancakes Are
We headed to Southwark on the hunt for brunch this morning. The team behind Crossbones Graveyard have put up posters in honour of the Extra Ordinary Women Of The Borough. We ended up at Where The...


Eat 'N' Mess
We jumped in Figgy and headed to Kent on an adventure, ending up in Sevenoaks. It was a cute little village with lots of ghost signs to spot. We found was an adorable little bakery called Eat 'N'...


Lost Boys Pizza
We went for dinner at Lost Boys Pizza up in Archway this evening, a vampire themed pizzeria inspired by the movie. It was so cool inside with Lost Boys plastered on the ceiling and skull chandelie...


Bondi Beach Club
We stayed at Mark & Prish's house last night, so treated them to brunch as a thank you. We ended up at Bondi Beach Club, a cute Australian cafe at Thames Ditton Marina. It was a hot day, so w...