I've been using this diary for 13 years.
Look at this!! It was a leather suede. When you touch it, it crumbles, and this blue crumbled bits will dye anything that gets into contact with it into blue!
I have decided to buy a new one when I was in Japan, but......
They are sooooooooo expensive!!
So, I thought of reusing the metal parts and make a new one myself.
I cut the old thing into bits, and got the part I wanted, but, it's the one you can't reuse. Haha
It was 257 Japanese yen (app AU$3.00).
I've hand sewn the edges using the linen thread. White. Maybe I could have used a thinner thread with different colour, but never mind. Maybe next time.