Instagram Name Change

IMG_0275Hello everyone, I just wanted to let you know that I’ve changed my Instagram name to @youngheartsza to be consistent with all my other social media accounts.

Thanks for all the comments, likes and love! If you’re already following me you’ll still receive my posts. If not, where’ve you been?!  😉




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Spring Sale!

IMG_9816My Etsy Spring sale starts tonight at midnight (GMT +2) and runs until midnight on Sunday, April 1st.
20% off store-wide! Woo hoo!

Rebecca Jones


I just discovered this lovely Etsy shop today, and in the background my two girls were going “Aww, look at that!”. Her pictures are so bright and cheerful and girly, yet the subjects seem like they’re strong, sensitive and slightly off-beat girls. I would love one of these for each of my daughters!

Black Friday Sale… woo hoo!

IMG_8618Yup, I’ve finally caught on to the whole Black Friday thing.  Everything in my Etsy shop will be 25% off from midnight, November 26 till midnight on Monday, November 30. That’s right, peeps, 25% off EVERYTHING.  Oh, and as if that wasn’t enough, my other shop, Booklief, also has a 25% discount on all vintage prints.  What are you waiting for? Go shopping!

Auction for baby Jackson

babyjacksonBaby Jackson is a 6 month old bundle of smiles who was born with a congenital heart defect and has spent most of his short life in hospital, having undergone two heart operations.  He is currently on the waiting list for a new heart.

I was recently given the opportunity to contribute to an auction that is being held on November 26 to raise money for  Jackson’s family.  My ‘Ice Cream Dream’ hot air balloon mobile (reference #101) is up for grabs, with a starting bid of $25.  Follow @journeywithjacksonauction on Instagram to participate in the bidding.  Auction begins at 7am CST.

If you are a shop owner please consider donating something for this worthy cause. 100% of proceeds will be donated to Jackson and his family to help lift their financial burden.  Please share this to encourage others to participate – donations will be accepted for the duration of the auction.

Hot Air Balloon Mobiles on Sale

younghearts hot air balloon mobiles on saleTo celebrate all the new hot air balloon mobiles in my Etsy store, they’re all going on sale tonight at midnight… so get yours now!



Coming soon… New Butterfly Mobiles

IMG_7260I’ve been giving my Etshy shop (no, I haven’t been at the gin, that was a totally legitimate typo) an overhaul lately, and have added tons of new hot air balloon mobiles. Today I started photographing some new butterfly mobiles, and I’m very happy with how this one turned out.  Which little – or not so little – girl doesn’t like a touch of gold? I know I do.  This one is working for me, I think I’m going to have to keep it.  The DIY kits will be in my store within the week. They’re REALLY easy to put together, and add something special to any room.

New in Store: LOTS of hot air balloon mobiles

younghearts-HAB mobile-orange with berries-smalll007I’ve been making lots of hot air balloon mobiles in new colours – 17, to be exact!  I’m adding a new mobile to my shop each day for the next few days, and this one called ‘Nicely Spicy’ is my current favourite.

Listening to… Desmond and the Tutus

I heard this on the car radio today (I NEVER listen to the radio, but a couple nights ago I was relieved of my flash drive full of music, so I was kind of desperate).  Anyway, to cut a long story short, I instantly fell in love with it. It’s so silly and sweet and fun. What more could a girl want? Oh, and they’re local!

Baby Belle Window Display

BabyBelleWindowSept2015My ‘Strawberry Milkshake’ hot air balloon mobile  in the window of the beautiful Baby Belle shop in Claremont, Cape Town.