Hello, welcome to my blog. I’m Jill Goldberg in Cape Town, South Africa.

My blog is about the crafty stuff I do (crocheting, knitting, sewing, mosaicing, renovating old furniture, painting, beading, screenprinting, etc) and how I do it. Some things are for my little business, Jam Tarts, and some are just because I like mixing things up. When I’m in the right mood, there’s nothing like a good experiment! Occasionally there’ll also be stuff about gardening, depression, and parenting. Whatever comes up, really.

I am a permanent trader at the bi-monthly Country Craft Market in beautiful Somerset West (there’s nothing like a short drive out of Cape Town early on a Saturday morning accompanied by Wilson Pickett or Little Richard), a sometimes-trader at the very popular Made in the Cape artisan market in Cavendish Square, and also sell online through etsy.

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  1. Fiona

    this really IS a ‘nice piece of work’, Jill – absolutely gorgeous in every way.and I look forward very much to seeing more of what you make and do (and write and think!)
    love Fiona

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  4. popsiclesandpinatas

    Hi Jill,
    We really love your blog! We were just nominated for the Liebster Blog Award and so we get to nominate some other blogs we really like. We think this is a really cool way to pass on the blog love to other upcoming blogs.Your blog is awesome and we look forward to seeing what you come up with :) you can check out the nomination here if you would like to participate http://popsiclesandpinatas.com/2012/11/01/liebster-blog-award-nomination/ – Michelle & Melissa

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  8. ch

    I have always loved doing crochet..i have been making them as gifts for close friend and relatives and for myself :D :D
    couple of years back I made one of those stuffed toy- turtle thingy for a little cousin of mine..
    but in recent times i have almost lost touch of my-crocheting-self..
    all these cute design posted by people from all over the world is tempting me so much to start crochet once again..
    thank you so much..:)
    the things that you have made are lovely :)

    1. Nice piece of work Post author

      Hi Sonja, we don’t have a shop that sells wool or cotton, only finished items. There are two great shops you can try, though: Mama’s Wool and Habby, Main Road, Diep River, or Orion Crafts, Woodburn Road, Oranjezicht. They both have a great selection. Enjoy your stay here :-)

  9. Betti

    Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award.
    You’ve been doing an awesome job and I truly enjoy your thoughtful and fun posts!

    1. Nice piece of work Post author

      Aw, Betti, you’ve made my day :-) Thank you so much. I’m going to find an extra hour today to sort out my blog and add widgets and stuff, so will attend to your nomination a bit later <3

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  11. Gail Learmont

    Jill I wondered if you still gave crochet lessons – I am desperate to have a few, even a few private ones – I can only do a couple of stitches and cannot make another blanket just going up and down! I find it difficult to understand you tube and website tutorials. My email is glearmont@gmail.com and I live in Gardens CT. Thanks so much Gail

  12. insearchofitall

    I was already perusing your blog when I saw that you had started to follow mine. Thank you very much. I don’t write as often as I’d like and hope to get back to it a bit more after the holidays. I’m enjoying your posts so far and will continue to visit as time permits. We are finally coming into our cold season so that should help a great deal. Have a lovely day and a wonderfilled weekend.

  13. Valmarie Bester

    Good afternoon
    I am from Hermanus South Africa and I am looking for guest bloggers for my site. A Sales platform for ladies from South Africa. Please contact me should you be interested. Val


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