ThePlumUmbrella

Vibrant handmade journals, planners and photo albums

Raleigh, North Carolina · 1883 Sales

ThePlumUmbrella

Vibrant handmade journals, planners and photo albums

Raleigh, North Carolina 1883 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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(235)

Announcement   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 Apr 9, 2018

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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Fuquay Varina! Chapel Hill! Norfolk! Raleigh! Find me in your town this fall!
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!!
New stuff is coming soon! I'm so excited about the fabrics I've gathered for the spring collection this year. :)
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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!

  • The Mill Market
    The Mill
    146 S Main St
    FUQUAY-VARINA, NC

    Sep 29

    If you love the Mill Markets, mark your calendars because September 29th we are hosting another HUGE outdoor festival. Both the inside of the Mill and Depot Street will have 50 vendors selling ALL handmade items. We are shutting down the street to be filled with vendors, live music from Tunnel Road & food trucks! As usual, the mill is offering $3 mimosas and their full craft beer/wine/coffee menu. This event is the perfect place to find a unique gift or shop for yourself. FREE admission & parking. Come hangout with us!

  • Festifall
    W Franklin St
    W Franklin St
    CHAPEL HILL, NC

    Oct 7

    This year's festival will feature over 100 artists with work in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, jewelry, glass, metals, painting, photography, woodworking and mixed media, nine crowd-favorite food trucks, live performances on three stages, and an interactive kids' zone for the young and young-at-heart festival-goers.

  • Crafted
    O'Connor Brewing Company
    211 W 24th St
    NORFOLK, VA

    Oct 13

    Crafted is a lively celebration of handmade featuring the best in printmaking, jewelry, pottery, handcrafted housewares, artisan soaps and body products, fiber arts, paper goods, clothing, and so much more!

  • Raleigh Night Market
    City Market
    303 Blake St
    RALEIGH, NC

    Oct 18

    Showcasing Raleigh's creativity under the beautiful lights and cobblestone streets of City Market. Find locally-made goods and enjoy a night filled with music and entertainment with Triangle area artisans, food, and drinks.

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