After seeing the fabulous journal created here - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=119979.0 - I decided to have a go at an old book I recently acquired after my grandfather's passing.
Actually, a week passed while I agonized over cutting up a 90-year-old book. Finally, after deciding I'd get more use out it as a journal, and that I could still use the guts for something else, I went for it.
Inside end pages. I left the end pages because I liked them.
Close-up on the bookplate, I thought it was cool.
Open book. You can't tell but I used nice resume paper in cream and white. I added the ribbon.
This was my first ever attempt at book binding. The tutorial - http://www.daydreamingonpaper.com/0204.html - recommended by parlervousfrancais is the only one I've ever looked at and thought I could actually do. I am never happy with what I make, but I am really happy with this one. Of course, I haven't used it yet so it could all fall apart. But I sure hope not.
Comments and criticism gladly accepted.