ThePlumUmbrella

Vibrant handmade journals, planners and photo albums

Raleigh, North Carolina | 1999 Sales

ThePlumUmbrella

Vibrant handmade journals, planners and photo albums

Raleigh, North Carolina 1999 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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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.

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Last updated on Oct 5, 2018

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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If you’re in NC or VA, here is where you can find me in person this holiday season (2017). I hope to see you out there!!
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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.

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  • Emily Schmidt

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Local

Find ThePlumUmbrella at the following upcoming markets!

  • Handmade Holiday
    Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
    2408 Ownby Ln
    RICHMOND, VA

    Dec 1–2

    It’s the Richmond Craft Mafia’s 14th annual Handmade Holiday craft show! We’re back at Hardywood, with all of our vendors outside under big heated tents. We’re welcoming over 50 of the best crafters, artists, and makers for the city’s favorite holiday shopping event! Half of our vendors will be there on Saturday and Sunday, and half will be there for one day only, so be sure to stop by both days to see lots of amazing new art and gifts. On Saturday, we will offer Early Bird hours to our shoppers at 10am. **For a $5 donation to our non-profit partner Big Brothers Big Sisters, shoppers gain early access to our vendors.** At 11am, the doors open to everyone for free. The show ends at 5pm. On Sunday we will not have Early Bird shopping. The show hours will be 11am-5pm on Sunday.

  • Patchwork Holiday Market
    Durham Armory
    220 Foster St
    DURHAM, NC

    Dec 1–2

    The Patchwork Holiday Market returns with a two day event! Local makers and vintage vendors will come together to create a unique shopping experience with a diverse selection of high quality and original goods. DECEMBER 1st 12:00-5:00PM DECEMBER 2nd 12:00-5:00PM Don't miss 120 vendors over December 1st and 2nd! Each day will be a new set of vendors! Coffee, Food, Music, and SHOPPING

  • Locally Made Market Holiday
    The Mayton Inn
    301 S Academy St
    CARY, NC

    Dec 2

    Locally Made Market has all of your holiday shopping needs covered! Our largest event yet will host 50 of the most talented local artisans at the stunning Mayton Inn! We will also have fantastic local giveaways at the start and end of the event! After shopping, grab a bite to eat and a drink from the Verandah Restaurant/Highball Bar. See you there!

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