Do people ask this question during their regular shopping experience such a buying a house or car or a pair of shoes? What are they looking for with those questions?
I am looking for a better, more tactful way to answer the question, "How long did this take to make?" or its close relative, "How many hours are in this?".
To give you a perspective my projects usually take months to complete.
My current quips are "It was a weekend project" or "I worked on it until it was done", or "I tried to keep track of time on this item but I failed".
I think I need something more elegant but I am having the worst block on ideas.