Here's my first attempt at the "two-hour" journal from Gwen Diehn's The Decorated Journal. It took me two nights, one to sew and one to cover, but I probably didn't spend a lot more than an hour each night on this. The cover is thin leather, the paper is watercolor paper (a 22" x 30" sheet ripped into sixteenths), the signatures are stitched onto cords which make ridges on the spine.
Can't quite believe I made this. I can already see how I can make refinements in my technique with practice, but I am looking forward to making, carrying these around, and drawing every day in them in the coming year.