I started making pies when I was pretty young. My grandma gave me a rolling pin and a recipe book and I have loved it ever since. Handling your dough is the most important part of getting a great pie crust. If you like flaky then try this.
Basic Pie Crust
2 cups flour, sifted
1 tsp salt
1 cup shortening
1/4 cup ice water (you will probably need a little more than that)
Sift flour, then measure. Mix flour and salt together. Cut in shortening until crumbly. Stir in ice water with hands until dough holds together. Form two balls. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1/2 hour before rolling out.