So far so good, but you can't see too much progress :) I just got some new paper-thin leather in from eBay, and it was perfect size for making the seat. I need like 1/4oz to 1/2oz leather, and boy is that hard to find. The main body color is called mahogany, though in the picture it looks pretty chocolate. I'm using a spray dye which makes for a nice even finish.
(I don't know where my photos went -- I think I deleted my folder they were in. Doh!)