ThePlumUmbrella

Vibrant handmade journals, planners and photo albums

Raleigh, North Carolina | 2020 Sales

ThePlumUmbrella

Vibrant handmade journals, planners and photo albums

Raleigh, North Carolina 2020 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   LAST DAY TO ORDER: DECEMBER 16 - I'm closing the shop on Saturday until after Christmas. Get your orders in now!
FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING ON EVERYTHING
Handmade journals with vibrant and bright covers! Bullet journals with calendars! Square albums for your instagram prints! All handmade by me, Emily. I hope you find something that inspires and delights you. Please send me a convo if you want something specific made.

**If you see a journal, bullet journal or photo album that you would like covered in another fabric that I have in the shop, please let me know. Most of the time, I will still have that fabric and can make the book you want.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 11, 2018

LAST DAY TO ORDER: DECEMBER 16 - I'm closing the shop on Saturday until after Christmas. Get your orders in now!
FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING ON EVERYTHING
Handmade journals with vibrant and bright covers! Bullet journals with calendars! Square albums for your instagram prints! All handmade by me, Emily. I hope you find something that inspires and delights you. Please send me a convo if you want something specific made.

**If you see a journal, bullet journal or photo album that you would like covered in another fabric that I have in the shop, please let me know. Most of the time, I will still have that fabric and can make the book you want.

Emily Schmidt

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December 2018 shows. I’ll be in Richmond, Durham, Wendell, Cary and Durham again. It’s holiday time, y’all!!
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About

My passion is combining my love of color and pattern with my love of bookbinding

Call me old-fashioned but I still like to write things down. There’s just something different about putting pen to paper than there is in typing something. It’s more personal. It takes time. It gives you space. There’s something about having your thoughts represented in physical space, something you can hold in your hand. You can capture your present and read through your past. My joy is making vibrant, durable books that people use to organize, contemplate & chronicle their lives.

I've been learning the craft of bookbinding for 16 years. At my day job I repair books; at home I make them from scratch. There is a joy in crafting something from start to finish - envisioning how it will look and how it will function - and in the process of turning paper and fabric into a beautiful book where someone can tuck away their personal thoughts, dreams, photos and to-do lists.

I'm a very visual person, a lover of color and pattern. The right color combination can totally brighten my day and change my mood. I'm inspired by bright, vibrant scenes as well as dark and moody ones. I could get lost for hours staring at a great pattern.

My passion is combining my love of color and pattern with my love of bookbinding. The result is this shop. I hope you find something here that you love and will inspire you.

Shop members

  • Emily Schmidt

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Local

Find ThePlumUmbrella at the following upcoming market!

  • Durham Village Holiday Market
    The Rickhouse
    609 Foster St
    DURHAM, NC

    Dec 16–18

    You are invited to come shop with us at the first annual Durham Village Holiday Market! There will be NC made gifts, food, and drinks to enjoy. Sample independent food, beverage, and craft producers while you complete your shopping list. Each night will have a bar and different food truck vendors for you to enjoy! The Rickhouse is located in the heart of the vibrant Central Park district of Durham, a beautifully renovated warehouse that is the ideal space for a European style village market.

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