Make a "knock off" of coarse!
To make your journal, you need:
A composition notebook (the marble looking kind)
Heavy Duty Craft paper ( I found my in the packaging section of my local pharmacy)
Using your notebook as a guide, cut a piece of craft paper big enough to cover the entire front and back of your journal.
Then begin planning any of your embellishments. I used fabric scraps and my sewing machine. Using a glue stick I "tacked" the pieces down so I didn't have any pin holes in my paper when I was done. Then I ran my paper and fabric through my sewing machine! If you don't want to sew, you could embellish just like you would for a scrapbook too. The possibilities are truly endless!
Then using glue I covered the entire front and back of my notebook and placed my decorated craft paper to it.
Weighed it down with books to ensure a good bond, trim the excess paper down and I wrapped them up to go to knitting!
My only regret: I didn't make one for myself!