Yes, I made it. I've been making my own sketchbooks for like two or three years. It started because I was short on cash and had a bunch of paper lying around so I said, "Let's do this thing."(I didn't really say that.) Anyway I'm not gonna bore you with my crafting history. This little puppy here is my newest one, made out of a bunch of different paper textures: newsprint, manila envelopes, used animation paper, charcoal and pastel paper, you get it. It was inspired by Stephen Silver.
He taught at CalArts one year I was there and had the students make this kind of sketch book. I remember thinking how awesome that was, he's making them MAKE sketchbooks. Of course, he recommended them to get them bound at Kinko's and not by hand, like me. Yes, I'm cheap.
So I tried hole punching the pages, but I couldn't find a coil that was thick enough to bind it.....so I just punched holes in the pages and put a leather thread to tie it all together. Punching each hole for every individual page took a while, but not so much.
So here she is all done and dandy. I cut the words "animation" out of patterned paper.
I really liked how it turned out. It's ghetto, artsy, and eco-friendly.(No, I'm not an ardent environmentalist) But it does put all that paper I had laying around to good use! And there's tons more to make up more sketchbooks.