The bird one is my favorite as well. The paper is just beautiful, where did you get it? And I agree about that book, the diagrams look a little scary at first but they're really easy to understand and incredibly helpful.
Those are absolutely beautiful. The color of everything and the leather straps holding them closed are wonderful. Really really great job. Your stitching reminds me of the Keith Smith Non-Adhesive Binding book that I've been lusting over since I was introduced to it several weeks ago. Again, they're wonderful.
I thought the cupcake had a bite taken out too. But more importantly: that fabric is AMAZING!! Where did you find something like that? All I can ever find is cute but relatively boring patterns, I want something with more attitude!