More than your average stuffed toy!
A unique and timeless Pillow Pal!

About Us


Our Toy Story


I studied art and design in college and have always had a love of the field, but, I never could have predicted how the Pallows and kst Designs would come to be. I am a mother of five children, and I had often thought how great it would be if I could  design a loveable, huggable friend for them -one that "mommy made". 

The creation of the Pallows all started back in the day one night when my youngest son was having trouble sleeping due to bad dreams. He was having the dreams pretty frequently and I thought if only he had a comforting pal who would 'help' ease the fear and 'help' him sleep -- from there the first Pallow®, Dreamy, was born.   

After that I started to create several other little helping Pallows -- and hence, the birth of the Pallow® family and ultimately kst Designs.           


Moving Forward

Like many crafters, I started out at local fairs and shows and was thrilled at the enthusiastic response of not only the children, but their parents as well. This enthusiasm inspired me to expand and  led to the Pallows being featured in local specialty toy stores.   

The support of my family, friends, community and store owners encouraged me to keep moving forward, but the support of my children has been invaluable, especially since I owe the creation of the Pallows to them!  

Photo on the right:: My husband Tom and I with our five children. Derek, Emily, Benjamin, Thompson, and Isabelle. Circa 2007.


We'd love to hear from you!


Please feel free to let us know how you like your new Pallow!!  

Be sure to check out the FAQ section - and if you don't see what you're looking for, you can also contact us for any questions you may have about the Pallows. We will do our very best to assist you. I hope you and yours enjoy your new Pallows!  

Thanks so much!   

Karen Tanch

kst Designs❤