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Fred’s Must-have Mustache

‎Posted March 05, 2013 in Our Friends, Sightings. Tagged with .

You may have come across our Chill Baby mustache pacifier and wondered, "It sure is cute. BUT DOES IT WORK?!?" Here at Fred's Factory, we not only put the fun in fungicide, funicular, and fundholder — we put the fun in FUNctional. But don't take our word for it… here's what some of our fans have to say:

“Super Super Super Super Super CUTE! I love everything mustache and this pacifier is no exception. A must have for ALL babies!” -Emily

“The perfect product for when your child need to look like a ‘Sir’. If only I could find a baby monocle and top hat” -BDun

“Got this for my friend's grand baby. She LOVED it since she herself has a mustache as well - just kidding. She would die if she knew I wrote this!” -Buffunny

“…wasn't sure he would choose it over his other pacifiers. Turns out he likes this one just as much, or more, than the others! Plus it looks awesome.” -Ashley

Still not convinced? Here are some super cute snaps from around the web…

Cute overload!!! 

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Not Just Another Pretty Face

‎Posted October 03, 2011 in Our Friends, Publicity, Sightings. Tagged with .

Our best-selling Food Face keeps popping up in the darnedest of places! We're most excited to find it included among 812 other dinner plates, beautifully documented in the newly published book Dish.

Dish is a visual celebration of these everyday pieces of art that have been the objects of desire of kings, queens, brides, chefs, and hostesses for centuries.

Thumbing through this book — and ogling the gorgeous designs — some of us old-timers had cozy recollections of yesteryear. "My childhood plates!" "My grandparents' china!" "That set from Savers!" The only downside to this book is that it's not a catalog, because I would buy one of each. 


Food Face was also spotted here. It really needs no comment.

A person presented this specific as being a surprise for you to our 3 thirty day period previous kid plates. Naturally he has been certainly not set correctly nevertheless (we're currently, in 10 a few months, squarely in the heart of your "pick way up along with throw" cycle involving eating), so that MY SPOUSE AND I be able to apply it!

Whahuh?? ----- Aaaaaaaand last but certainly not least, this fun blog post from a cool mummy in London. Using "classic" films as inspiration, she's created edible characters with excellent names like: The King and Pie, The Codfather, Teenage Mutant Finger Turtle, and Curly Stew. Brrrrrilliant!

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Christian Northeast in Comm Arts

‎Posted June 30, 2011 in Our Friends, Publicity. Tagged with .

Christian Northeast, the insanely talented illustrator who took our XYZ Blocks to the limit, had a super sweet feature in the January issue of Communication Arts magazine. Never heard of CA? Well, it's only thee largest international trade journal of visual communications. (I just looked that up on Wikipedia.) So getting a full six-pager in CA is like a HAH-YUUUGE deal in the design community. But you know, Christian is such a rockstar, he has been featured in CA dozens of times and probably was all "that ol' mag?…bean there, doon that, eh." (He's Canadian). Heck, he's such a rockstar he even illustrated the cover for the very same issue! Dude's on fi-yah!

Anyhow, it took a while to get our grubby paws on a PDF of the article (and then a while to take our grubby paws off the new Fall line) but we're happy to present it to you in full. Download the the PDF right here. Enjoy!

p.s. We originally were turned onto Christian through his illustrated book Prayer Requested. Add a copy to your coffee table today!

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Support PBS!

‎Posted May 02, 2011 in Company News, Our Friends. Tagged with .

It's a little known fact that cows were domesticated in Mesopotamia and were also used in China as guard animals for the forbidden city. How do we know this? Because we watch PBS, duh! We love public broadcasting so much we're supporting our local station, Rhode Island PBS (Channel 36 to the oldsters) in their Spring Auction. I don't know the specifics, but evidently during the live auction the highest bidders for certain items will receive a bonus gift — which might possibly be something along the lines of Half Pint, H2Eau, Spilt Milk, or 2 Carat Cup. Hot cha cha! Please tune in May 4th through 7th at 7pm on Rhode Island PBS (or start bidding now in their online auction) and support a very important resource for our fine friends of Southern New England.

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