Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Crocheted Gag Gift

On the 21st, I orchestrated a school-wide surprise celebration for my boss who retires after 12 years in Kuwait.  The whole event turned out just as I had imagined and he was totally taken by surprise.

A gag gift was made by me and a friend just for the occasion.  There's a back story that I won't go into, but this link his niece shared is what started it all.
He joked that they would make a great gift for my husband, but I turned the joke on him.

Let me just say, when he opened it up, he leapt out of his chair in fits of laughter.
Just the reaction we were looking for.
I made the crocheted granny square shorts and the box.  Leslie made the shirt, hat and sandals.  And her husband made the doll out of air dry clay and the surfboard out of foam.

Few people would get the joke, but to us, it was priceless and definitely worth the effort.
Happy Thursday!

18 comments:

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I LOVE those shorts... I think I need some in a MUCH larger size. No kidding, they are too cute, Tammy! How fun to work with folks you can share such fun and laughter! blessings ~ tanna

Betsy said...

Hilarious!!!! I love the doll and the clothes are amazing. Works of art...all of the pieces. How fun that your boss enjoyed it too. Great job Tammy!
Blessings,
Betsy

Debi Y. said...

That's hilarious - good job with the shorts. :)

Amy at love made my home said...

The crocheting is fantastic, so is all the rest of the work that went into this! It doesn't matter if anyone else gets the joke as long as the givers and receivers do! I am sure that this will be a treasured gift!! xx

Tama said...

That is awesome!

Teresa Kasner said...

That is the greatest and funniest gift ever! Good job you all, I'm sure he will treasure that forever. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Tanya said...

Oh, I love a good inside joke like that - the doll looks fabulous in his crocheted duds! Good job, girls - congratulate Russ on his retirement for me! Happy Friday.

Patty Antle said...

What a fun idea, Tammy! You made his day! What a nice celebration and it was thoughtful of you.

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

those shorts are amazing!!!!!
xxxxxx Ale

Mistea said...

Love it. Having a boss who has a sense of humour is the best.
Lovely art work by all three of you. The outfit is priceless!
Happy weekend to you.

kathyinozarks said...

He will treasure this forever-love the shorts too

Mereknits said...

I bet he loved the present and it will be cherished.
Hugs,
Meredith

Serena Lewis said...

What a funny story! I think the shorts are cute too although I can't imagine your boss wearing the style. hehe

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

What a fun project, Tamnmy! He must have been a wonderful boss when you put so much effort in the gift and celebration. Hopefully your next boss will have such a great sense of humor as well.
Hugs,
Julia

Gracie Saylor said...

So much fun, Tammy :) You and your friends did a great job celebrating your bosse's retirement! Thanks for posting! xx

Linda said...

That's hysterical - glad your boss appreciated it :D

Catherine said...

It looks fantastic and such a fun gift. I bet he loved it and all the work put into I'm sure he will treasure it. :)

Simple Home said...

Haha, my hubby's name is Russ, and this look like a surfer from the 70's...which he was. This is great!! (He still surfs) :) Thanks for sharing this!

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