Lee Halford loves design, fashion, and working with her hands. She was taught to sew and knit when she was young, but lost interest in her crafts when she moved away from home. Later, though, when looking for a new creative outlet, Lee thought about making apparel again. She began designing winter accessories for herself, then for friends. Her designs drew attention. In 2011, Lee began Stepcat Apparel and started selling her work online. Retail outlets approached Lee and her work has now been sold in stores in Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Nelson, and Colorado.