Every single time I go to the local fabric-craft store, I lie. As the clerk cuts my fabric, she'll ask what I'm making. I lie. At check out, when the clerk is handling all my craft supplies and is curious as to what I'm making, I lie.
I don't know why exactly, it's not like they are stealing my idea. They are just being friendly, helpful, curious people. And I do not want them up in my business.
Last time I was at the cutting counter, the clerk commented on the amount of fabric I was asking for, as in, this much can't be right. It was a little too much, but frankly, I'm not a confident seamstress. I'm a half-ass one, where I don't understand all the directions and I make things up as I go and so far it's resulted in an awesome Dorothy Gale dress and my daughter using my techniques to make her own poodle skirt.
So, I lied and said I needed the extra for Christmas crafts.
Or when the clerk asked me what all the Christmas notions were for and did I realize that these things on 70% clearance sale are unreturnable....I said I wasn't planning on returning them, I am planning on using them, and they are for a craft for little kids.
It's actually for my kids Christmas gift project.
It's a weird quirk, but after 20 years of doing my own craft shopping and giving half truths every time, I know I'm not going to stop anytime soon. When I go in with my daughter, I give her a heads up.
I'm going to lie when asked what I'm making. Forgive me for the bad example I'm setting! I've got a stamp on the very marrow of my bones that states quite clearly, "Does Not Play Well With Others," and this just falls into that category.