This is something I would love to do - make my own book. I have a book about bookbinding but it's pretty intense so I think I need to start more simply.
If you fancy creating your own diary for 2013, or a journal or notebook, then do have a look at some of these tutorials.
If you've already got a diary, or a book that's just a little bit boring, then have a look at this tutorial that shows you how to create a fabric cover for any book, with handy inner pockets too!
Not an easy project, but a stunning result with a leather-covered book. I guess you could substitute faux leather, or even fabric.
If you really want to get back to basics, then follow this tutorial to create the actual pages. Total crafting DIY and wonderfully satisfying. It's very high on my to-do list...
Create mini diaries - this tutorial is so simple, and since the books are so tiny you can use odds and ends of favourite materials you have lying around! The tutorial gives you three ways to make a journal - advanced, intermediate and easy breezy ... Take your pick or start at the beginning ...
And finally, if you know a little about Photoshop and fancy creating a travel journal, then take a look at this tutorial. I know my limits but this inspires me to stretch them ... beautiful.
Have you ever made your own diary? And did it encourage you to journal more? I hope you find something here to inspire you.