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« on: December 10, 2009 12:23:49 PM »

Like many owners of smarts, I have an unnaturally close relationship with my car.  Since this is our first Christmas together, I thought Ruby needed a little present too.

I'm very proud to present Ruby in her new Santa hat!



The hat is made out of a yard and a half of fake fur, about 4 yards of 72" red sparkle felt, and cussing.  A whole, whole, whole lot of cussing.  It was quite a project!  It's attached to the car with elastic straps at the side mirrors and tailgate, and an adjustable webbing strap under the roof.  Then I used my air compressor to blow up a plastic garbage bag to put under the hat to give it a little peak.

It's not great for a lot of driving, except when you can go slow and not get in the way, because the visibility isn't great, but I've taken it for a whirl in the neighborhood, and I got quite a few giggles.  On Saturday, she's going to wear it to a Blue Santa event be on display there with another smart whose owner bought a costume to dress his car up like Rudolph.  With luck, it will be hilarious.

I'm glad to share all of the steps that were involved in making it, if anyone is interested.   

Ruby and I both thank you for letting us show this project off!  Happy holidays to all!!!

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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2009 12:26:52 PM »

Coolest car with accessory ever!

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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2009 12:49:36 PM »

THIS ROCKS!
 We went and looked at a Smart car, but we're holding out till the Smart for 4 is here, cause we're a family of 3.
 Our daughter is almost 3, and whenever she sees a small car on the road- I drive my mom's old Escalade, so she thinks lots of cars are small- she gets super excited and cries out "A Smart car a Smart Car! It's RIGHT THERE!" and makes us look Grin
 When she gets home with her dad I'll show her this, she'll be super excited! So am I! Adorable!
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2009 01:03:33 PM »

When you get your ForFour, you'll have to make one too!

I hope they're over here soon.  smarts are the funnest things to drive-- you'll enjoy having one!

Thank you for the compliments!
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2009 01:29:05 PM »

Possibly the most awesome thing I've ever seen.
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2009 03:53:05 PM »

This makes perfect sense! After all, that Santa is one smart fellow.
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2009 04:36:24 PM »

That is almost too cute for words. This does indeed rock Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2009 05:47:56 PM »

Ok, this is frickin' hilarious.  Only you would come up with a hat for your car.

I love it.  Awesome job.

Don't forget to post pics of Rudolph.
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2009 12:23:08 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2009 02:08:51 AM »

So love this Santa hat for your car  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2009 05:08:17 AM »

Thanks, y'all!

I'm so glad that other people think this is as funny as I do.
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« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2009 10:49:00 AM »

The hat is made out of a yard and a half of fake fur, about 4 yards of 72" red sparkle felt, and cussing.  A whole, whole, whole lot of cussing. 

That is the most accurate materials list I have ever seen. 
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« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2009 02:12:54 PM »

It doesn't matter how much cussing is involved, the end justifies the means....one fabulously festive smart car Kiss
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« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2009 04:14:50 PM »

I want to see the two of them together! You WILL post photos, won't you?
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« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2009 04:25:13 PM »

I just want to see this in real life... Like driving past me.  You really are my hero.
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« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2009 08:43:55 PM »

I would love seeing this while driving on the freeway. People really need to lighten up! Adorable.
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« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2009 08:21:50 AM »

Sylvester, my smart, is soooooo......jealous!
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« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2009 11:23:16 AM »

Ruby would be glad to share the how tos with Sylvester, if he wants you to make him one too!
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« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2009 11:38:33 AM »

on first seeing this, i thought why has that car got a hat on. then i thought why does our car not have a hat on. your car is by far the best holiday car i have seen. you both must be very proud.  xxxx Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2009 12:59:13 PM »

tha's so CUTE!!!! I want to hug your car!!!
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« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2009 01:16:09 PM »

I saw a smart car with a hat in the Santa Claus parade in my hometown this morning and I thought it was absolutely the coolest thing ever. yours appears to be more well made though. Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2009 04:01:30 PM »

I think this should be your new avatar until after Christmas. Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2009 04:21:08 PM »

Adorable!  I just want to put this car in my pocket!
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« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2009 05:30:21 PM »

I think the Santa hat is just awesome!  You did a great job with it!
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« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2009 05:33:26 PM »

EPIC WIN!!!

And, the trash bag and air compressor touch is simply brilliant!
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« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2009 07:39:09 PM »

Thanks, everyone!

Tonight was the big Blue Santa event at the gigantic outdoor mall, and Ruby and Bruno (my friend's smart) were a big hit.  The kids just went nuts for the Santa and Rudolph smarts (and somehow I didn't get a picture of the two of us together, but I think Eddie did, so I'll get it from him to post), and we all had a good time. 

I appreciate all of the compliments! 

Now, how to make a beard for her for next year.  Hmmmmmm....
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« Reply #26 on: December 13, 2009 01:17:05 AM »

Rofl, I can't let my MiL see this post cos she'll totally want a hat for her red smart then!!!
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« Reply #27 on: December 13, 2009 04:02:43 AM »

You could make her one for a Christmas present?
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I LOVE IT! Cheesy
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OMGoodness!!! This is absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!! WTG!!!
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« Reply #30 on: December 13, 2009 07:44:04 AM »

You could make her one for a Christmas present?

She's got too many presents already Wink T he he
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« Reply #31 on: December 13, 2009 03:25:31 PM »

Hysterical!  This made my night! Cheesy
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« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2009 02:35:43 PM »

THIS IS MY DREAM CAR.
That is so unbelievably wicked.  Grin
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« Reply #33 on: December 17, 2009 04:26:51 PM »

Ruby looks gorgeous!
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« Reply #34 on: December 27, 2009 02:06:10 PM »

So eager for more pictures!
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« Reply #35 on: December 27, 2009 08:55:22 PM »

I wish I had more, and certainly dozens of strangers have taken pictures of her.  A friend and I took her for a long drive around town right before Christmas and people were pulling out their cameras left and right. 

ButI don't have any more action shots, because I'm always driving!

I need to find someone who can take a picture of me driving down the street, pompon blowing in the breeze.
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« Reply #36 on: December 28, 2009 11:34:14 AM »

you definitely win best dressed car!
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« Reply #37 on: December 29, 2009 10:38:42 AM »

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« Reply #38 on: January 03, 2010 10:07:36 PM »

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« Reply #39 on: January 04, 2010 06:06:21 PM »

That is hilarious! Beats the pants off of those antler-and-nose car sets and plastic wreathes strapped to radiator grills.
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« Reply #40 on: January 04, 2010 08:12:09 PM »

Thank you!

Although, devilmaycraft, I have to tell you-- next year for Austin's holiday parade, my smart club is planning on having 8 smarts wth sets of antlers leading my Ruby in her Santa hat, which should be pretty amusing.

And it was suggested over the weekend that the next hat I try to make for my little smart should be a (wait for it!) dunce cap!
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« Reply #42 on: January 13, 2010 05:27:47 AM »

Congrats to you & Ruby!

A dunce on a smart... priceless!  Cheesy
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