Funny Face

This evening I got to watch the lovely Hepburn again in Funny Face, recommended to me by Ginny from Swonderful and I loved it to pieces. The movie gave the smarvelous and talented mother-daughter duo the delightful name for their shop in Brooklyn, Wellington. If you are in the area it's a must-see and I promise you won't be disappointed! So thanks Gin for the heads up about Funny Face, musicals were made for me! It also gave me a bit of time out to get cracking on some owls too.

Another funny face you might also remember? How could you forget!

And while searching for a sweet picture of Audrey from the movie I came across this old package for cherry flavour cordial. Apparently Pillsbury introduced this line of flavored-powder drink mix in 1964. The mix was pre-sweetened using calcium cyclamate and with the help of heavy advertising the line did approximately $15 million in sales for the next four years. Unfortunately, calcium cyclamate was found to give cancer to lab rats.

Unfortunately for 'Funny Face's million dollar sales or unfortunate for the lab rats?.. Poor things and all in the name of Choo Choo Cherry.


'Ballon, Ballon!'

I finally got the chance to watch 'Le Ballon Rouge' today, my favourite part is when he hops from umbrella to umbrella. So wonderful. On the end of my copy there is a cartoon from the 1930's which completely captured my attention too. It is called 'The Pin Cushion Man' or 'Balloon Land' and you can watch it here. Watch for the owl tree, his performance is brilliant.

I also found a really nice blog, called The Black Apple. She's on etsy too and sells all sorts of delightful curiousities. I love the hedgehog tea towels and apple ornaments!

Have a lovely day.


Breakfast at Tiffany's

Our local council has been putting on free outdoor movies every week over summer (if you live in the area and haven't been you really should). I managed to catch Breakfast at Tiffany's, I hadn't seen it before and it was really the best way to lose my audreginity. Out under the stars. Drive in's for winter, pretty please.

Our first.

Hello 'world'.

Lily's make.believe. is a team of two parts. One part is me, Olivia, the other is a close friend of mine Rosemary; Together we hope to take over the world with baby owls and sweet treats. That, and we don't really want to face the real world. We're new graduates.. we're not ready... the bookshop and embroidery factory will do us just fine.

Our creations can be found happily amongst some trees at lilysmakebelieve.etsy.com
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