People who know us well are very familiar with the dresses I have made for my wife over the years. But now it's Fred's turn! This is officially the first outfit I made for her and she was only four days old.
The inspiration for this was a coincide in timing. Hasbro Pulse toy company was in the middle of promoting a campaign to have a life size cookie monster replica. They sent it to me for a few days so I could make a video giving an up-close look on my main channel. I was working with them to promote it to other puppeteers. Unfortunately, the campaign did not reach it's goal, but I was still glade that I was able to get an up-close look at it myself.
While I had the Cookie monster in my hands, I just had to take advantage of the opportunity to do something fun with Fred. My first idea was to make her a dress from fabric with chocolate chip cookie print and so a photo shoot to make it look like Cookie Monster was trying to eat her😂🤣.
But I was not able to find cookie print fabric under such short notice with such a fast turnaround.
So then I had the idea of a Cookie Monster dress with a headband that had big googly eyes (You can see the full making of the dress in this video).
Welcome! We have decided to start a blog to document milestones, special events, or just whatever the Kreutinger's are up to! Last year, we started a family Vlog on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/thewholekreu) but we wanted to add a blog as a way to expand on the videos and to share events that are only documented through photos.
A little about us.
We are proud Buffalonians!
We are both teachers. Maria is a 3rd grade teacher at St. Mark school in Buffalo and Adam is and art teacher at South Davis Elementary school in Orchard Park. We are heavily involved in the local arts and theatre scene of Buffalo. Maria is a singer/actress while Adam is usually more involved behind the scenes (but occasionally takes the stage) working on props, puppets, and costumes.
On August 9th we officially became the proud parents of Winifred Truly Kreutinger! (Fred for short) She is new to the Kreu but she fit right in.
Becoming a parent is surreal. Obviously, we knew we would love her but we didn't know that this would be such a different type of love feeling. No one can prepare you for it and it's impossible to explain. It's just remarkable how your life can become instantly so different than it was they day before and yet so the same.
There are a lot of interesting events to come. Pop in do the blog anytime for more formal updates. Feel free to follow social media for daily posts and photos.