When I was in 7th grade we girls had Home Economics to learn the basics of cooking and sewing. How archaic that seems now, doesn’t it? I remember my first sewing project, a calico pink apron. I wasn’t a born seamstress but I loved that apron dearly and proudly gave it to my mother - a woman who never wore aprons.
Our second project was a simple a-line skirt. I bought mossy green wool and had plans to wear the skirt with my cotton candy pink cashmere sweater. Notice a theme here? I was definitely into pink, from my glasses to my shoelaces. Making the skirt wasn’t that difficult, but finishing up was a chore that I despised. That damn hem! I waited until the last day to finish and as luck would have it, my grandparents came to visit. My grandfather had been a master tailor so naturally, he didn’t hesitate when I asked him to help me hem my skirt.
The next day I handed in my finished skirt. The teacher looked at the perfect stitches and asked me if I had hemmed it. Of course, I lied and answered yes. We stared at each other and I knew she knew I was lying. And I knew she knew that I knew she knew I was lying. But she said nothing. And I said nothing.
If memory serves me correctly I got a B minus on the skirt and I was thrilled that I hadn’t failed the course. I thought of my grandfather while making this mini.I have admitted to being a liar and know that I am not alone. A new survey shows the average person tells four lies a day, or 1,460 a year for a total of 88,000 by the age of 60, and the most common is: "I'm fine." Others on the list include: "Nice to see you", "Sorry I missed your call", "The check's in the mail", "This tastes delicious" and sadly "Of course I love you".
This mini really is a mini - just 3" x 5".
The paper line is Material Girl by Cosmo Cricket.
There is actually plenty of room for pictures and journaling.
I added line drawn stitches - no way this gal is going to sew!
Sew easy to make, I had it finished in an afternoon.
It came with tons of journal spots and I used them all.
Can you remember your last lie? Want to share? I hope so, and that's no lie!