Welcome to Cate and Cruz!
For as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed crafting and trying new things. I took sewing classes all through high school, which is where my love of designing began. I went on to get my degree, and had my daughter, Vanessa, at 26. I became a stay at home mom, and the crafting urge soon returned. My mom bought me my first sewing machine shortly after my daughters first birthday. I read about sewing every spare moment I had, and was recalling what I had been taught years before. By that time I was pregnant with my son, Wyatt, and got busy creating (and selling!), girls dresses, baby blankets, and burp cloths. At 30 weeks, I was placed on hospital bed rest. Wyatt was born just shy of 34 weeks and was in the NICU for one month. Needless to say, all my time was spent either in the hospital with him, or cuddling with my daughter, who was missing her mom she so suddenly had to spend so much time away from. I took a break from sewing, and started making headbands here and there for my daughter, which I began to sell on Etsy. Almost a year and a half later, I am so excited to get back to designing and sewing clothes for your little ones to wear!
I have an eclectic sense of style, which you will see come through in my creations. I have a love for fun, whimisical designs, boho touches, and pieces that walk the line between modern and vintage. Most pieces are created to grow with your child, becoming a tunic, and later, a top, for many seasons of wear. Handmade in the USA, each piece celebrates the fun loving, carefree attitude little girls possess, while allowing their individuality to shine.
The name Cate and Cruz was inspired by my own little ones, using each of their middle names. After all, they have been my biggest inspiration for starting this little business!
Thanks for stopping by!