I've always wondered what it would be like to write in a journal made centuries before, and this comes pretty close! With this journal, I artificially 'aged' each page with a light coffee wash (then quickly baked to dry) to emulate centuries old paper. This journal really has the look of a book that has weathered the centuries. Aging the paper was a bit painstaking but the final result was well worth the effort. For the cover, I used premium Italian goatskin in a deep antiqued mahogany - it's buttery soft and heavenly to hold! I'm really pleased with how it turned out. It's now available on my Etsy shop, although I'm sorely tempted to keep it all to myself. ;) See more photos at the Etsy listing.
My latest custom journal was for a couple from California who wanted their love letters bound. They were really great to work with. The journal was quite an undertaking as the pages had to be printed and interposed (something I've never done before). I finally figured it out and the finished product was better than I expected. They were really pleased with it. I'm so glad! :)
I also finished a sketchbook yesterday made with gorgeous heavy-gauge nutmeg oilskin cowhide. It's approx. 5.25"x5.75"x1.25". I used a longstich/link stitch binding, used the raw edge of the hide for the cover flap, and a thong tie to keep the book shut. Turned out really nice! It's a gift.