TheKnotholeTree

art and learning in one sweet package

Ventura, California On Etsy since 2014

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TheKnotholeTree

art and learning in one sweet package

Ventura, California | 2,203 Sales

Announcement    Baby boy arrived in March and I’m slowly getting back into the shop and getting orders finished and shipped. Please know that shipping times have been delayed with new baby/ homeschooling and COVID-19 in the mix but I will try my best to get your materials to you in a reasonable time. Message me with any questions and please let me know if you are unhappy with anything or if I’ve forgotten anything! Your business means the world to my little family!! Thank you!!

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 29, 2020

Baby boy arrived in March and I’m slowly getting back into the shop and getting orders finished and shipped. Please know that shipping times have been delayed with new baby/ homeschooling and COVID-19 in the mix but I will try my best to get your materials to you in a reasonable time. Message me with any questions and please let me know if you are unhappy with anything or if I’ve forgotten anything! Your business means the world to my little family!! Thank you!!

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About TheKnotholeTree

Sales 2,203
On Etsy since 2014

Mama of two, homeschooler , artist, nature lover.

Hi I’m Summer ! I’m a Stay-at home Mama to a third grader I homeschool and a 6 month old baby boy! It’s busy around these parts!
Before staying home with my kids, I was a preschool teacher and an infant/toddler educarer for many many years. I have my masters degree in Early Education as well. I didn’t start making art until my daughter (who’s now 8) would nap as a baby. I started painting during her naps as a creative outlet and it stuck. I started making my daughter materials for homeschooling and was asked repeatedly to make materials for others too. Eventually, I began selling my materials and The Knothole Tree was born! The Knothole Tree is an ode to one of my favorite books, To Kill a Mockingbird- where Boo makes things for the children and hides them in the tree’s knothole for them to find. These are the special gifts from me to you! Come see what’s in The Knothole Tree...

Shop policies

Last updated on April 22, 2017
Welcome to the knothole tree- a mama based shop rooted in providing unique handmade products. My products are handmade by myself in my home. My inspiration comes from nature and storytelling with a strong Waldorf and Reggio inspiration.

My products are non-toxic and come from a smoke free, dog-friendly home. Most of them are kid tested by my daughter!

*Green Toys for Girls and Boys*

My toys are Waldorf /Reggio inspired, non-toxic, kid tested, and mama approved! I like to leave my playmats simple and very open-ended to promote imagination as much as possible in play.

I try to use mostly natural materials that are by nature lead free: wood, wool, and cotton. As well as upcycling materials I have thrifted. I use AP certified watercolors with my peg dolls and can finish them with a beeswax/jojoba oil blend or seal them with a non-toxic wood sealant.

** Please note that I use natural organic materials, I try to inspect the wood that I use for weaknesses, but the nature of wood it could break if dropped or hit- if breakage does occur please e-mail me and we can discuss replacement.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase and am happy to do refunds or exchanges within 3 weeks of your purchase- the buyer is responsible for the shipping.
Payment
I accept Paypal, and Credit Cards. Payment is expected within 3 days of ordering.
Shipping
I ship both domestically and internationally. Most of the shop items are already made or can be made to order, please check shop home for current turnaround times. If purchasing more than one made to order item can add a couple days to the make time.

I will ship USPS, tracking and insurance is additional. In my commitment to help mama earth I use high quality recycled packaging as much as possible for shipping. Gift wrapping is available, as well as direct shipping to a giftee- I take pride and extra care in packaging and presenting your new gift.
Additional policies and FAQs
Feel free to ask me questions about the products, or to just say hi!