Custom Pillows Made from Your Child's Art

PillowsbyYou.com's Huggable Masterpieces

pillowsbyyou.com custom pillows!

It’s only October and your home overfloweth with made-in-preschool masterpieces. It’s time for some ruthless editing.

Sonoma-based custom decor shop RoomsbyYou.com turns your favorite pieces into functional keepsakes: generously sized linen or cotton sateen pillows featuring your child’s unique art.

Pick a charmer and scan it (we suggest ironing out crinkles first), then upload to the website’s 3-D visualizer to see how it looks in a range of sizes and rooms. Kiddo’s creation appears on one side of the pillow, with a color-matched back. You choose the size and fabric, and once the work of art arrives by mail, stuff it with a pillow insert. It’s the perfect holiday gift — especially for a softie.

Available at pillowsbyyou.com, $24-$44.

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this week in san francisco!

Kids Fall Festival
A shopping extravaganza fueled by entertainment from Abby and the Pipsqueaks, The Juggling Genius, and wares from eighteen Bay Area designers, including Nohi Kids and Ittikid.
Why: Get in and play.
When: Fri., 5-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Play Cafe, 4400 Keller Ave., at Campus Dr., Oakland (510-638-3712). Adults, free; first child, $7; additional children, $5. (Admission reduced with proof of purchase from a vendor).

Oodles of Doodles Taro Gomi Creativity Contest
A contest for little artists, inspired by the playful drawings of Everyone Poops author Taro Gomi.
Why: Everyone creates.
When: Submit by Oct. 31.
Where: Download entry forms at chroniclebooks.com and mail to Chronicle Books, Children’s Marketing Dept., 680 Second St., San Francisco, CA 94107.

Clif Kid’s Organic ZBaRs and Twisted Fruit
Treats without the tricks (corn syrup and processed sugars) in a special Halloween flavor, from the local energy bar maker.
Why: Too much candy’s gonna make ’em sick.
When: The witching hour.
Where: Sports Basement Presidio, 610 Old Mason St., at Crissy Field (415-437-0100); Costco, 450 10th St., b/t Bryant & Harrison Sts. (415-626-4388).

4400 Keller Ave
@ Campus Dr
Oakland, CA 94605
450 10th St
bt Bryant & Harrison Sts
San Francisco, CA 94103
610 Old Mason St
@ Crissy Field
San Francisco, CA 94129