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!!
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!!
christiv on Nov 9, 20215 out of 5 stars
The ornament and print are both so beautiful! Very detailed and super charming. The ornament looks perfect in our Christmas tree.
Sara on Apr 8, 20215 out of 5 stars
Just so beautifully made. The kids and I are in love with the perched bird zine and so happy with our rock of the month club.
teresa on Feb 10, 20215 out of 5 stars
We love this subscription, and the stickers that come with it too. It's a wonderful resource!
agotto on Jan 31, 20215 out of 5 stars
My kids are thrilled with this set! It was so inspiring--we looked up a real picture in our guide book and planned a trip to a nature preserve with our binoculars in hand (and the mini coot in the backpack)!
Nicole on Jan 31, 20215 out of 5 stars
We ❤️❤️❤️ our rock club boxes! The various rock samples are wonderful. Great info. Thanks Knothole Tree. Summer provides excellent customer service!
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...
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.
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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.