Last weekend, I tried to make another cover, this time for a 8 1/2" by 5" notebook (see here for my small book covers and adventures in leather) and let's just say it was a bit of a failure, so moving on...
I spent the week watching some more video's and asking question in the leather group I belong to and yesterday I started another cover which I just finished.
As you can see on this cover, I used a frame to mount a chasing & repousse panel, I did some decorative stamping, hand stitching and an overall dye color.
I did find a few things that I have to change/improve before I start making these and the smaller books, to sell. I did not add antiquing which would put a dark color in the tools (patina as we could call it for metals) and as you can see my panel is off center, due to the tooling, and card holder is a bit off kilter - but I learned lots.