The backing I chose for my notebook...sucked. So I went and spent some money on some real leather that I can sew to, and here's the result!
View of the binding - all the quires sewn in, but they should have been considerably tighter. Next time, and this one's not supposed to be too perfect. Hell, I was going to make it out of duct tape before I got the leather.
It's a gazetteer, so I'll be putting drawings of various buildings from each section of town into it, started with Old Colorado City, and here's the old Town Hall and the Library.
Lurvely hand-sewn quires. It's far easier than I had feared when I started the project, but more time-consuming than drilling holes and bolting everything together (mastigos book)
Somehow the pocket in my Fo'Sakin' Gadget Holster is the perfect size for it. I was worried I'd get it made and the thing wouldn't fit :D (photo with flash)
(and this one's without flash)