ThePlumUmbrella

Vibrant handmade journals, planners and photo albums

Raleigh, North Carolina 2130 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (272)

ThePlumUmbrella

Vibrant handmade journals, planners and photo albums

Raleigh, North Carolina | 2130 Sales

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Emily Schmidt

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Emily Schmidt

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$2 shipping for everything else

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 Aug 5, 2019

FREE SHIPPING on orders over $35
$2 shipping for everything else

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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2019, where have you gone? It’s holiday time again. Find me in Raleigh, Durham, Richmond and Cary!
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About ThePlumUmbrella

Sales 2,130
On Etsy since 2014

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!

  • Durham Craft Market Holiday Show
    Durham Convention Center
    301 W Morgan St
    DURHAM, NC

    Dec 14

    The Durham Craft Market was founded to connect the abundant talent of local artisans with the people of the Durham community by promoting the sale and purchase of fine quality handmade local goods. Our mission is to celebrate the uniqueness of craft while providing a local alternative to mass produced items. Our purpose also includes fostering great community relations by welcoming youth and embracing diversity.

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

    Dec 15

    Locally Made Market was started to provide local artisans a chance to connect with the public in Cary, NC. Our area is overflowing with creative talent, and our hope is to make locally, hand created goods more accessible to the community.

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