Last month a good friend of mine posted a photo on facebook of a journal she really loved, but was out of her price range. The book had two-toned leather covers and clipped corners, and was modeled after an item from Battlestar Galactica.
Now, I don't know anything about Battlestar Galactica, but I do know something about bookbinding. I realized that I could make a book that shape using bookcloth instead of leather (since I don't usually use leather.)
So she placed a custom order, and I created a book roughly 5x7 and just over an inch thick with trimmed corners. It was a fun little challenge, and something very different from what I usually do. I sent it off in the mail to her last week, and hopefully she likes it!