I actually collect journals. Can't tell you why, but I do. Anywhere I go, if I find one that I really like I will get it.
So I had a idea to try to make my own.
I'd actually thought about making my own paper a few years ago. That way I can stain it any color, cut into any diameter or make the edges any way I want.
I did some searching (thank you google) & found a few sites that have some really good ideas & how to's.
I'm sure this is going to take me a bit (while) to get all the materials needed since I'm going to be starting a new job on the 23rd of this month. Since I am one of those to obsess over things, I don't want to start this project until I'm settled.
Maybe these sites can help you, if you're thinking of trying to make your own book/journal.
Good luck! Remember, it's yours & it's awesome no matter how it turns out. One of a kind :)
Michael Shannon Moleskin like book
Really detailed tutorial by Curiously Crafty
Book binding how to make a leather bound moleskin journal craft tutorial
((Once I get everything together to get started on mine I will take photos & give my own how-I-did-it instructions.))