I'm in Gatlinburg, TN taking a workshop with Dan Essig at Arrowmont. He is a wonderful instructor and here are a few things I have done so far:
This is a close-up of the coptic stitch that we are using (above)
This is the cover of that same book closed, and embellished (above)
Above is the outside of another book I did, with paste papers and calligraphy
This is the inside front cover of that book, with a window holding the butterfly image
And this is a wooden cover. It has been drilled, sanded, painted with 5 layers of paint, re-sanded and waxed! It takes a lot of work to make something look this distressed!