Like my new notebook?
It started life looking like this.
Pretty boring right?
I removed the front and back cover so that I could cover them with brown packing paper that I'd scrunched up to make more textured.
Then I attached a piece of lace for a contrasting texture.
I got a matching piece of leather, which I got here, and stitched on a pair of cowboy boots.
The leather is pretty thick so it was a bit of a struggle but a thimble greatly helped.