ThePlumUmbrella

Vibrant handmade journals, planners and photo albums

Raleigh, North Carolina 2103 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (268)

ThePlumUmbrella

Vibrant handmade journals, planners and photo albums

Raleigh, North Carolina | 2103 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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December 2018 shows. I’ll be in Richmond, Durham, Wendell, Cary and Durham again. It’s holiday time, y’all!!
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About ThePlumUmbrella

Sales 2,103
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!

  • Triangle Pop-Up at Centennial Campus
    James B. Hunt Jr. Library
    1070 Partners Way
    RALEIGH, NC

    Sep 26

    Join us for our first night market at NC State’s Centennial Campus! The event will be held on the Green in front of the Hunt Library from 5-9pm. Join us for food trucks, live music and shopping from local artists! Trophy Brewing Company is serving up the local brews and there will be multiple food trucks for dinner including: Crispy Gyoza + HOLY MOLE Live Music by Person Street Jug Band Triangle Pop-Up and VisitCentennial come together to bring you this exciting new market to a thriving campus!

  • FALL Crafted Indie Arts + Craft Market
    O'Connor Brewing Company
    211 W 24th St
    NORFOLK, VA

    Oct 12

    5th Annual Fall Crafted Indie Arts + Craft Market. Held Biannually at O'Connor Brewing Co. Norfolk, VA. Shop inside + out from over 50 curated artists, makers and designers from all over the east coast. Free to attend. Family and dog friendly.

  • The Brunch Market
    LUNCH. | SUPPER!
    1213 Summit Ave
    RICHMOND, VA

    Oct 20

    The Brunch Market is Richmond's first curated monthly market, with brunch. Founded by a local maker/designer looking for a new space to host a pop-up catering to Richmonds love of small business and handcraft. Our goal is to bring the community a modern approach to market shopping each month in a casual, elevated atmosphere with locally made goods. Hosted at the Urban Roost Event Space by Lunch.SUPPER! in Scott's Addition with a full indoor market for year round shopping no matter the weather as well as a beer garden for warm weather hangs. We’re a dog friendly market for all well behaved pups! Please note the market tends to get very busy so use your best judgement when bringing your dogs to the event. Sunday Funday is here y’all, come hang!

  • First Pick Party at The Patchwork Holiday Market
    Durham Armory
    220 Foster St
    DURHAM, NC

    Nov 30

    The First Pick Party offers an exclusive first look at the 5th annual Holiday Patchwork Market and unique handmade goods from 75+ makers. Beat the crowds and enjoy the opening night of the market with a relaxed shopping atmosphere. Receive a complimentary tote bag and a festive beverage to enjoy while you shop. A selection of food offerings will be available for purchase First Pick is Saturday, November 30th, 2019 from 5-8pm at the Durham Armory.

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

    Dec 1

    FREE! & INDOORS! Shop over 75+ Handmade Makers at the Holiday Patchwork Market! Are you interested in the identity and story behind the things you own or give as gifts, support your local maker by shopping at the Holiday Patchwork Market. Small batch and one-of-a-kind goods meticulously crafted or found with thoughtfulness and care are available for purchase. Varying price points creates accessibility for all. The Patchwork Market aims to create an inspiring experience for both the merchant and the shopper!

  • 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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