ThePlumUmbrella

Vibrant handmade journals, planners and photo albums

Raleigh, North Carolina · 1846 Sales

ThePlumUmbrella

Vibrant handmade journals, planners and photo albums

Raleigh, North Carolina 1846 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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(223)

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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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

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Find ThePlumUmbrella at the following upcoming markets!

  • Crafted Summer Pop Up
    Esoteric
    501 Virginia Beach Blvd
    VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

    Aug 4

    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

    Aug 16

    Join us on Thursday, August 16th for Raleigh's first night market! This FREE event will showcase 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 over 30 Triangle area artisans, food vendors, beer, wine, and cocktails.

  • Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival
    Cary Town Hall
    316 N Academy St
    CARY, NC

    Aug 25–26

    42nd Annual Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival. Celebrate the coming of fall by joining our friends and neighbors in a celebration of art, music, & food! Proceeds are distributed back to local non-profit arts organizations as part of the Lazy Daze Grant Program.

  • Patchwork Market
    Fullsteam Brewery
    726 Rigsbee Ave
    DURHAM, NC

    Sep 1

    The Durham Patchwork Market began in late 2014 to create a space for local vintage vendors and creatives to sell their goods to the community. Held monthly, the Patchwork Market has been a consistent event the first Saturday of each month indoors at Fullsteam Brewery. In effort to continue to grow and provide oppurtunities for the creative development in the Durham community, larger and more frequent markets are being added to the schedule. The monthly April, August, and December markets will now be held at the Durham Armory with over sixty vendors participating. All markets are held indoors at either Fullsteam Brewery or the Durham Armory and are free for the public to attend! We strive to make the market family friendly, all are welcome!

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