After lurking around Craftster for nearly two years (I believe), this is my very first post!
I wasn't sure if I should post it here or in reconstructed, so I'm sorry if I put it in the wrong place.
I was helping my mom paint her kitchen and we were out buying paint when I saw a display for these "paint" chips (I don't know what they're called, it's just the free squares of color you can take to see if you'd like it in your house), but these ones were textured. I had been wanting to make my own "moleskin" notebook so that I could jot down notes about the photographs I took for my photography class, but instead decided to use these because it's small enough to fit easily into my back pocket.
The texture isn't really "leathery", but the brand is called "Suede Impressions". It has a nice feeling to it.
It's kind of messed up, but it was my first try! I grabbed two more chips (a prettier, darker brown color) to make a second one, which I'm hoping will turn out better! I figured I'd use the uglier ones for my first crappy attempt.
An elastic glued to the inside of the back to keep the notebook closed (I created a crease near the top so that I could open it wide enough to write in). The color is darker than it looks right here. I saw some tutorials on how to sew paper together for notebooks, but I didn't want to follow one the other night, so I improvised and it's not very pretty. Now I keep thinking that it would have looked better to just have glued the top of the front and back cover to the paper. I'll have to try that with the next one.
What's a "moleskin" notebook without a folder in the back?
It's not very thick.
That's the texture of the chips.
I hope it's not too awful! (Sorry I wrote so much! I can never show something without writing a lot about it!)