For the cover I cut out boards, covered them with a red decorative paper with metallic gold swirls on it and made hinges from red duct tape. Then I bound the whole thing with a modified cross-stitched Japanese stab binding.
This is going to be a very busy week for me. I'll be leaving Wednesday night for three weeks in Mexico. I'm taking a basic tool kit with me and a few materials so I can keep up with the challenge, but it's going to be more... well, challenging. Please check in here to keep me honest! I need the accountability!