ThePlumUmbrella

Vibrant handmade journals, planners and photo albums

Raleigh, North Carolina | 2073 Sales

ThePlumUmbrella

Vibrant handmade journals, planners and photo albums

Raleigh, North Carolina 2073 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Emily Schmidt

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Emily Schmidt

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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.

Announcement

Last updated on May 3, 2019

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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December 2018 shows. I’ll be in Richmond, Durham, Wendell, Cary and Durham again. It’s holiday time, y’all!!
Fuquay Varina! Chapel Hill! Norfolk! Raleigh! Find me in your town this fall!
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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

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Find ThePlumUmbrella at the following upcoming markets!

  • Pop Up Boone
    Hatchet Coffee
    200 Den-Mac Dr
    BOONE, NC

    Jun 15–16

    Pop Up Boone is a pop-up retail space showcasing the handmade work of local artists, makers, and creators during weekend-long shops. we believe in supporting entrepreneurial success in boone by offering an interactive, streamlined, innovative artisan market for a reimagined vendor and consumer experience.

  • Summer Solstice Market
    The Mason Jar Lager Co.
    314 Broad St. #151
    FUQUAY-VARINA, NC

    Jun 22

    Come out and celebrate the beginning of Summer with us! 15 amazing handmade local makers to shop with, a braid bar, face painting, food trucks and more!

  • Patchwork Market
    Durham Armory
    220 Foster St
    DURHAM, NC

    Jul 28

    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. The Summer Market is held at the Durham Armory with over sixty vendors participating.

  • Lazy Daze
    Cary Town Hall
    316 N Academy St
    CARY, NC

    Aug 24–25

    The Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival is celebrating its 42nd year! Come join us as we celebrate on the lovely Cary Town Hall Campus! The tradition continues, as one of North Carolina’s premier arts and crafts festival marks its annual festival. It’s a fun day for the entire family — arts and crafts, food, Kid’s World and with entertainment all day. The last lazy days of summer beckon us as we celebrate the coming of fall by joining our friends and neighbors in a celebration of art, music and food.

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