Our families bought our daughter a play set for her 2nd birthday this summer. After a lot of work from family members, it finally got built and ready to go! I didn’t even realize until it was built that there is a small kitchen area underneath the canopy part. I saw all of the empty tarp and of course I had to create something.
Using her nickname (and a middle name passed down for 4 generations) I named her cafe and used her favourite foods to create a menu.
I used the font Friday after a lot of trial and error to find a font that allowed french accents. When none of my favourite fonts showed the accents, I took a square shape and created my own. Poor French Cricut users.
I used VViViD permanent vinyl in black to cut. It was pretty close to the Cricut brand vinyl for much cheaper. The backing stuck to my cutting mat a bit when I was taking it off but it scraped off easily after.
One headache from this project was the transfer tape. Oh boy. I’m never using this for a large project ever again. It was a giant pain. I used this Oracal clear transfer tape for the first time and I didn’t like it. The grid is only on the backing, not the clear sticky part. This makes it incredibly hard to line up and make the vinyl straight. It took some doing to get the vinyl to actually stick to the transfer tape, too. I’ve only ever used the Cricut brand before. I would say even with the money saved, it’s not worth it to go off brand.
To be fair, I was working in a heat warning with a bit of wind. So there were external factors that made this project more difficult. But overall, it turned out ok and it’s still holding up 2 weeks later!
My daughter’s reaction was to point at it and say, “letters!” and that was about it.